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Body found in Ga. may be Bellefontaine woman
VIENNA, Ga. (AP) — A farmer found a body near a cotton field off Interstate 75 in central Georgia on Wednesday, and investigators are looking into whether it might be connected to the case of an Ohio couple who disappeared in February. The farmer was working on a well and located the body near a dirt road about two miles off Interstate 75, Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials said in a statement late Wednesday. Clothing on the body indicates it is a woman, GBI agents said. Georgia investigators are now reviewing missing person cases in the area, and they have been in contact with Ohio authorities and the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding the case there. The body of 84-yearold Richard Russell of Bellefontaine was found in late February in Tennessee. His wife, 85-year-old Gladis Delphos, Ohio Russell, remains missing. A man suspected in the couple’s disappearance told police that he dumped their bodies along Interstate 75 as he drove to Florida. Samuel K. Littleton II told police that he left Gladis Russell’s body in a “white, glowing cotton field” off a side road made of sand before he was scared off by an approaching vehicle, Bellefontaine police Chief Brad Kunze has said. Littleton, 37, was arrested in February in Princeton, W.Va. Littleton has been charged with the stabbing death of his girlfriend’s 26-year-old daughter, whose body was found in the basement of the home in Bellefontaine he had purchased from the Russells in 2009. He has not been charged in the Russells’ disappearance. An autopsy on the woman’s body has been scheduled for today at the GBI crime lab in Macon, authorities said.

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Venedocia Lions set annual Pancakes & Sausage Day
The Venedocia Lions Club will sponsor its annual AllYou-Can-Eat Pancakes & Sausage Day on March 19. Serving will be from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Venedocia Lions building in Venedocia. Carry-out meals are also available. Bulk sausage will be available in two-pound packages. Proceeds to be used for various Venedocia Lions community projects, including scholarships for Lincolnview and Spencerville seniors, local 4-H clubs, Buckeye Boys and Girls State, Lincolnview Band Boosters and the Spencerville High concession stand. The club accepts used eyeglasses to be used for Lions Club International projects. Bring used eyeglasses and place in the donation box at the Lions building on Pancake Day. For more information, contact Jerry Koenig at 419-238-1233 or jerry@ The Venedocia Lions Club is now on Facebook.


Preschoolers learning about zoo animals

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Kreative Learning Preschool students are studying zoo animals including their habitats and eating habits. Above: Ryann Schroeder, 5, helps Director Brenda Hoersten with an electronic gorilla this morning. Below: Preschoolers ride the Kreative Learning Zoo Bus to their destination.

Band sets annual plant sale
St. John’s Band is holding its annual plant sale. Hanging baskets, Petunias, Impatiens, Geraniums, Zinnias, perennials and more are available. Photos and pricing can be found at and click on “Fundraisers.” Contact any band member to order or call 4189-6955077 or 419-695-9490. Order deadline is March 31. Delivery will be on May 2.

Library debates addition of E-books

Grade school cage tourneys planned Jefferson and Ottoville have scheduled grade school basketball tournaments for April. Jefferson boys coach Marc Smith and staff have scheduled the 6th annual Wildcat 5th- and 6th-Grade Tournament for April 9-10 at the Jefferson Middle and High schools. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of 3 games. Entry fee is $100. For more information, contact Ron Ebbeskotte at (419) 692-7191 or Coach Smith at (419) 615-7233. The 10th annual Ottoville Shootout (boys 5th/6th grade and girls 6th) is April 1-3. Cost is $125 and a guarantee of at least 4 games. Players must be enrolled in the school they represent. For more information, contact Steve Hilvers: 18836 Road 26Q, Delphos; phone at (419) 453-2337; or e-mail at Slight chance of rain, snow Friday. High in low 40s. See page 2.


Illinois abolishes death penalty, clears death row
By CHRISTOPHER WILLS The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — For a mother who lost her son to violence, Illinois’ decision to abolish the death penalty is a betrayal. But to a father who lost two daughters and a grandson, it’s simply the Christian thing to do. And to a man who was sentenced to die for a crime he didn’t commit, it’s a civilized step that may inspire other states to halt executions. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s signature on legislation getting rid of the death penalty provoked an extraordinary array of emotions Wednesday — almost all of them intense. A Chicago woman whose teenage son was gunned down in 2006 said the killer, who has never been caught, should not be allowed to breathe the same air she breathes. “I am a Christian. I never believed in killing nobody else,“ Pam Bosley said, explaining her change of heart after her son was shot outside a church. “But the pain you suffer every single day, I say take them out.” Charles Simmons knows that pain. The Peoria resident lost three relatives in a house fire that prosecutors say was arson. But Simmons said his religious beliefs argue against executing the killer — plus, he considers life in prison a harsher punishment.



Wis. GOP bypasses Dems, cuts collective bargaining
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Dozens of protesters camped outside the Wisconsin state Assembly chamber today in anticipation of a final vote on explosive anti-union rights legislation that whisked through the Senate after Republicans outmaneuvered their missing Democratic counterparts and brought a three-week stalemate to its unexpected end. The dramatic turn of events late Wednesday set up today’s perfunctory vote on the legislation that would strip collective bargaining rights from most public workers. Once the measure passes the Assembly, it heads to Republican Gov. Scott Walker for his signature. Within hours of the Senate passing the plan, a crowd of hundreds of protesters grew to about 7,000 in the Capitol, a crowd as large as any seen inside the building in three weeks of demonstrations. “The whole world is watching!” protesters shouted as they pressed up against the heavily guarded entrance to the Senate chamber. Most protesters left by midnight — many were expected back today for a rally preceding the Assembly vote — but dozens of others spent the night in the Capitol corridors, some sleeping on the marble floor with no padding. State officials said no attempts would be made to force them to leave. The legislation, which rocked the state and unions nationwide, had been stymied after all 14 Senate Democrats

“He knows he’s not getting off easy,” Simmons said. “He’s not going to leave us, you know. He’s got to walk every day in jail, eat, face people in there.” When the abolition law takes effect July 1, Illinois becomes the 16th state without a death penalty. Most nations, including virtually all of Europe, have abandoned the death penalty. Among the 58 that still use it, according to Amnesty International, are the United States, China, Thailand, Egypt, Iran, Iraq and Japan. Quinn’s action capped two decades of argument and soul-searching over the possibility that Illinois would wind up executing an innocent person.


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fled to Illinois three weeks ago, preventing the chamber from having enough members present to pass it. Walker introduced it to plug a $137 million budget shortfall. The Senate requires a quorum of 20 to take up any measures that spend money. But a special committee of lawmakers from the Senate and Assembly voted late Wednesday afternoon to take all the spending measures out of the legislation and the Senate approved it minutes later, 18-1. Republican Sen. Dale Schultz cast the lone no vote. “I voted my conscience which I feel reflects the core beliefs of the majority of votStacy Taff photo ers who sent me here to represent them,” Schultz said in Seven-year-old Drew Palte browses the children’s books a statement. at the Delphos Public Library Wednesday afternoon.

DELPHOS — One of the issues that has concerned the Delphos Public Library Board of Trustees in recent months is the possible incorporation of E-books into the library’s collection. As devices like the Nook and Kindle become more prevalent in the reading world, it may make sense for libraries to jump on board. “The whole E-book thing is kind of up in the air right now,” Technology Coodinator Jane Sadler said. “It would cost $2,200 to start the project and then it would be a minimum of $500 a year to keep it. They also recommend we don’t get the devices and keep them here; they say we should leave it to the patrons to get the device of their choice. Another concern is the program we would get wouldn’t be compatible with the Amazon Kindle. Also, we would have to re-download each book after someone uploads it to their device. With books by authors like James Patterson, that could create some long waiting lists.” Some libraries nearby are already offering this service. “Lima, to my knowledge, doesn’t offer E-books yet. But Wapakoneta does and I spoke with Assistant Director Diana Schneider and she said you almost have to offer them,” Sadler continued. “They’ve offered them since 2005 and she says their circulation has

doubled. Personally, I’d like to see some things ironed out before we do that.” While on the subject of technology, the board made a decision to create a Facebook page for the Delphos Public Library. In other business, Director Nancy Mericle gave a short update on the status of the renovations to the First Street building. “The flooring is finished now and Norb Renner said he’ll put the grouting in soon,” she said. “We do have 40 boxes of tile left over, which is due to some miscalculation. We’ll keep probably five boxes in case some of the tiles break and return the rest to Menard’s. After that’s all done, the next thing will be the cabinets and the counter top in the kitchen area. Then we’ll have to decide about the windows, whether we want curtains or blinds, and then it’ll just be the tables and chairs.” Mericle also announced that April 11-16 will be National Library Week. “During that week, we’ll have a few programs going on,” she said. “On Monday, Anne Stratton will be in to talk about pottery and porcelain marks. Tuesday will feature a puppet program; Thursday will include Family Night and we’ve invited Paula Schumm to come and play her string instruments. We’re also planning on dropping fines for the week.”

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Teen driver cited for failure to yield
At 4:29 p.m. on Wednesday, a collision occurred when the driver of one vehicle failed to see a second vehicle as they pulled onto a roadway. Tyler Wrasman, 16, of Delphos was heading northbound in the parking lot of Cabo restaurant when he attempted to turn west onto Fifth Street. Wrasman failed to see the oncoming vehicle of Stephanie Braun, 35, of Columbus Grove, who was traveling eastbound on Fifth Street in the outside lane. This caused an accident with moderate damage to Braun’s vehicle and minor damage to Wrasman’s. There were no injuries. Wrasman was cited for a failure to yield the right of way when entering a roadway.


A collision was reported to have occurred when the vehicle of an unknown driver struck a second parked vehicle between Feb. 28 and March 5. Douglas Rudasill, of Delphos, stated he parked his vehicle in the alleyway outside his residence with the passenger side facing the alley and on March 5, discovered minor to moderate damage to the right rear. The exact date, time and location of the collision were unknown.

Vehicle parked near alleyway damaged

Parents report unruly juvenile

At 8:27 a.m. on Monday, Delphos police were called to a business in the 200 block of North Main Street in reference to a breaking-and-entering complaint. Upon officers’ arrival, the business owner stated that sometime over the weekend, someone had gained entry into the business and taken items from inside. Detectives were called to the scene to collect evidence and process the scene.

Police serve Business reports burglary arrest break-in warrant

At 5:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Delphos police were called to the 600 block of West First Street in reference to a an unruly juvenile. Upon officers’ arrival, they met with the complainant who stated that Brandon Kugler, 16, of Delphos had become unruly with his parents and was causing issues in the home. As a result, charges of unruliness were filed into Van Wert Juvenile Court.

Gomer man killed in crash

Three more individuals indicted by the Van Wert County Grand Jury last week appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court for arraignment. Kevin Krick, 48, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him with domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree. Krick was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond with an order to have no contact with the alleged victim. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for March 23. Johnny Ray Foust, 49, Delphos, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him with burglary, a felony of the second degree. Foust was indicted after a Delphos Police Department investigation was able to link him to the burglary through the use of DNA. The burglary incident took place in 2010 at a West Fourth Street residence. Foust was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond if arrangements can be made for electronic monitored house


arrest. Foust was also ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for March 23. Christie Kerner, 34, Ft. Jennings, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging here with passing bad checks, a felony of the fifth degree. A Delphos Police Department investigation alleges Kerner passed a bad check to a local Delphos business. Kerner was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond with a pretrial conference scheduled for March 23. Trey A. Courtney, 26, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to a charge of possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree. Courtney then petition the court to enter treatment in lieu of conviction, the court did grant Courtney’s motion. Matthew L. Peffley, 36, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of disseminating material harmful to juveniles, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Judge Steele ordered a presentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for March 23.


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Parked vehicle damaged

At 10:04 a.m. on Tuesday, Delphos police were contacted by a subject who stated that the victim’s vehicle was parked in the 100 block of North Main Street when someone caused damage to the vehicle.

At 6:09 p.m. on Monday, Delphos police were called to the 500 block of West First Street in reference to a attempted burglary complaint. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim stated someone had attempted to gain entry into the residence.

Police probe attempted burglary

At 9:07 p.m. on Monday, Delphos Police served an arrest warrant in the 1000 block of Lima Ave on Johnny R. Foust, 49, of Delphos. The warrant was issued out of Van Wert Common Pleas Court on charges of burglary. Foust was transported to the Van Wert County Jail.

A Gomer man was pronounced dead by the Putnam County Coroner Wednesday at the St. Rita’s Ambulatory Care Center in Ottawa after his vehicle was struck by another on St. Route 12 east of Columbus Grove. According to the State Highway Patrol report, Jacob Graham, 21, was traveling eastbound on St. Rt. 12 when a vehicle driven by Kayla Meyer, 19, of Leipsic, traveled left of center after negotiating a curve and struck the Graham vehicle, causing it to leave the roadway on the south side coming to rest in a ditch. Graham was trapped in the vehicle a short time before being freed by fire and EMS personnel. Meyers vehicle came to rest in the eastbound lane. She was also transported to the Ambulatory Care Center in Ottawa and then transferred to Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay, where she was treated and released.

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The high temperature Wednesday in Delphos was 50 and the low was 41. A year ago today, the high was 63 and the low was 43. The record high for today is 73, set in 1925 and the record low of -2 was set in 1984.


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Oct. 31, 1923 - March 8, 2011 Rita M. Turnwald, 87, of Ottoville, died 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Meadows of Kalida. She was born Oct. 31, 1923, in Columbus Grove to Stephan and Mary Catherine (Weber) Miller. On June 21, 1944, she married Leon C. Turnwald, who died May 19, 2002. Survivors include children Dorothy (Jose) Flores of Ottoville, Steve (Ann) Turnwald of Ft. Wayne, Jeanette (Kenneth) Hazelton of Ada, Irene Helms of Fort Jennings and Nancy (Larry) Suer of Cincinnati; son-in-law James Ellerbrock of Ottawa; 20 grandchildren; 40 greatgrandchildren; five brothers, Norbert (Angela) Miller of Ottoville, Ralph (Dorothy) Miller of Kalida, Donald “Doc” (Dorothy) Miller of Delphos, Virgil (Judy) Miller of Cloverdale and Art Miller of Ocala, Fla.; six sisters, Ethel (Orville) Burgei of Delphos, Julie Kaskel of Delphos, Luella Madigan of Wapakoneta, Irene Horner of Lima and Dolores Mesker and Donna (Bill) Schlagbaum of Delphos. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Agnes “Aggie” Ellerbrock, a grandson, Andrew Helms; two great-grandchildren, Myka Turnwald and Alexis Inkrott; and a sister, Lenore Miller. Mrs. Turnwald retired as the director of Religious Education for the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Ottoville and she had worked in the Ottoville branch of the Putnam County Library. She was a 1941 graduate of Ottoville High School. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville and its Rosary Altar Society and was the historian for the Ottoville church and community. She was a member of Putnam County Historical Society and in 2005, she published the book: History of Ottoville and Vicinity, 18452001. She was named Woman of the Year, was a 4-H advisor for 30 years, made rosaries, enjoyed sewing and baking wedding cakes. She was a contributing author for the Farmland News. She made everyone feel welcome. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, the Rev. John Stites officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Ottoville. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today and 2-8 pm on Friday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township (corner of St. Rt. 224 & 634), where a scripture service begins at 2 p.m. on Friday. Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Northwest Ohio. Condolences may be sent to www.lovefuneralhome. com.

Scholars of the Day

St. John’s Scholar of the Day is Brooklyn Mueller. Congratulations Brooklyn! Jefferson’s Scholar of the Day is Curtis Miller. Congratulations Curtis!

Students can pick up their awards in their school offices.

COIL, Helen Jeanette, 73, of Delphos, funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. David Howell officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.


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Longtime abortion foe backs Ohio ‘heartbeat’ bill
By KANTELE FRANKO The Associated Press COLUMBUS — Lawmakers considering an Ohio bill that would outlaw abortions after the first medically detectable heartbeat heard testimony Wednesday from a pioneer of the modern anti-abortion movement and from a bill supporter whose mother had an abortion procedure while pregnant with her. Cincinnati physician Jack Willke, a former president of the National Right to Life Committee and founder of the International Right to Life Federation, told the House Health and Aging Committee he believes that opposition to abortion has increased and it’s the right time to push for the so-called heartbeat bill. If passed, it would ban abortions earlier in pregnancy than laws in effect today. It could affect pregnancies as early as six weeks along. Opponents have said the bill would be unconstitutional. Willke said he wouldn’t have supported the bill 20 years ago but now “the tides are turning” in the public’s opinions about abortion, especially among younger people. Even if it’s rejected or the law is overturned, the bill is a step toward protecting more unborn children and could pave the way for more legislation based on similar ideas, he said. He said he disagrees with fellow right-to-life advocates who suggest it’s not the right time for the measure and that it will be struck down. “My answer is, so what?” he said. “Sure it’ll get vetoed. Doesn’t matter. It’ll be back.” Willke later had an opportunity to advocate for the conservative measure in the


be the most significant global warming bill Congress has passed to date. And environmentalists might have to take what they can get: With Republicans now in control of the House and gaining ground in the Senate, dedicated climate legislation may be even more elusive than analysts thought even a year ago.

Man gets 51 months for arson at black church
AKRON (AP) — An Ohio man has been sentenced to four years and three months in prison for a racially motivated arson at a church with a mostly black congregation. Twenty-three-year-old Ronald Pudder of Conneaut (KAW’-nee-awt), in far northeast Ohio, was sentenced Wednesday in Akron federal court. He pleaded guilty to a hate crime in

Republican-led House when, in a rare move for someone lobbying for a pending bill, he was allowed to address lawmakers from the speaker’s dais during a House session. He told them the bill is “the next major step in reclaiming for all of us the right to life that we were each born with.” Rep. Armond Budish, the Democratic House leader, said he was concerned by the move, calling it “an unprecedented breach of House protocol.” Lawmakers on the health committee also heard from 33-year-old Melissa Ohden of Sioux City, Iowa, who said her mother attempted to abort her during pregnancy in 1977 through the use of a caustic salt solution. Ohden urged the panel to support the bill, saying it would help protect lives like hers and that of her young daughter, who wouldn’t exist if Ohden had been aborted. “As much as people can say they’re pro-choice, I guarantee you that if they walked in my shoes, if they felt what it feels like to be that child who was aborted, they would feel differently,” she said after speaking to the committee. The testimony came moments after the House panel passed another abortion-related measure, clearing the way for it to head to the full House for a vote. The legislation would ban abortion coverage by health plans operating in new insurance markets, called exchanges, which are laid out in the federal health care overhaul. The federal law allows states to impose that restriction. The Ohio measure would apply to coverage for abortions that don’t involve rape, incest or a threat to a woman’s life.

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November. Pudder, who is white, was charged in the midweek fire last May that damaged the entrance to the First Azusa Apostolic Faith Church of God in Conneaut. No one was hurt. Pudder’s attorney told the judge in an appeal for leniency that his client was sorry for irrational behavior he blames on alcohol and drug abuse.

Dear EarthTalk: What specific issues and protections are covered by the Food Safety Modernization Act recently signed into Photo courtesy FDA law? — P. Palmerino, New Some 48 million Americans are afflicted with a form of York, NY food borne illness each year. The Food Safety Modernization Act, signed into law in January 2011, now gives the U.S. Existing laws and overFood and Drug Administration wider latitude in protecting our food supply, including the ability to order recalls of sight from the U.S. Food tainted foods (previously, the agency could only negotiate and Drug Administration (FDA) have done a decent with businesses to order voluntary recalls). job of keeping the vast E - The Environmental their sanctity for everyone majority of Americans safe Magazine to share,” President Obama from food borne illnesses, said upon signing the bill but several recent cases of Dear EarthTalk: I into law. contamination have put the understand that Congress While the law doesn’t spotlight on what more we passed legislation not too specifically address global can do to protect ourselves long ago that protected a warming in its language, from unwittingly consumfew million acres of wil- environmentalists are over- ing harmful bacteria, paraderness areas, parks and joyed at the climate ben- sites, viruses and toxins that wild rivers, in part to help efits that protecting so could be lurking on our dinoffset climate change. How much land will bring. “Our ner plates. does conserving land pre- forests store vast amounts The U.S. Centers for vent global warming? of carbon in tree trunks, Disease Control (CDC) — M. Oakes, roots, leaves, dead wood reports that, of the 48 milCharlottesville, NC and soils—a service that is lion Americans afflicted becoming ever more essen- with some sort of food borne The legislation in ques- tial as the threat of global illness every year, 128,000 tion is called the Omnibus climate change mounts due are hospitalized and about Public Land Management to the buildup of human- 3,000 die. In response to this Act. It was passed by both generated carbon dioxide growing problem, in January houses of Congress and and other greenhouse gases 2011 Congress passed and signed into law by President in the atmosphere,” reports President Obama signed Obama in the spring of the nonprofit Wilderness into law the landmark Food 2009. The Act protects Society. Safety Modernization Act some two million acres outPlants and trees utilize (FSMA), a comprehensive right as wilderness in nine ground-level carbon dioxide $1.4 billion bill that aims different states (California, as building blocks in pho- to stop outbreaks of food Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, tosynthesis. The more flora borne illnesses before they New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, we leave growing naturally begin. Virginia and West Virginia) on the ground, the more “This law makes everyand requires the Bureau of greenhouse gas we can store one responsible and accountLand Management to priori- (or “sequester”) there and able at each step in today’s tize conservation on another prevent from drifting on up global food supply chain,” 26 million acres of most- to the atmosphere where reports FDA Commissioner ly Western lands. The bill it can contribute to global Margaret Hamburg. “This also established three new warming. law represents a sea change national park units, a new “Although investments in for food safety in America, national monument, three energy efficiency and clean bringing a new focus on new national conservation energy will provide the only prevention, and I expect that areas, over 1,000 miles of permanent solutions to cli- in the coming years it will national wild and scenic riv- mate change, forest seques- have a dramatic and posiers, and four new nation- tration can buy us time to tive effect on the safety of al trails. With provisions develop those alternatives,” the food supply.” appealing to sportsmen and says the Wilderness Society, FDA inspectors have conservationists alike, the adding that American for- monitored domestic probill enjoyed broad support; ests currently capture the ducers of seafood, juice, drafters took into account equivalent of about one- meat, eggs and poultry for requests from dozens of tenth of the greenhouse decades, but the new law constituent groups in put- gases put out by U.S. cars, expands their powers to ting together the legislation. factories and other sources. evaluate hazards in all kinds As such, it is one of the In addition, forests provide of food and to impose strictmost significant expansions other key environmental er standards on imported of U.S. wilderness protec- benefits such as cleansing foods. Processors are now tion in the past quarter cen- our air and water. In the required to proactively take tury. “This legislation guar- absence of binding legislaantees that we will not take tion mandating stricter carour forests, rivers, oceans, bon emissions standards, national parks, monuments the Omnibus Public Land and wilderness areas for Management Act, given the granted, but rather we will climate-related benefits of set them aside and guard land conservation, may well

measures to prevent contamination, and must have plans in place for corrective action when something does go wrong. Smaller producers are exempt from some of the more onerous and costly provisions of the new law, but are nevertheless still responsible for maintaining the strict health safety standards set forth in its provisions. The new law also increases the number and frequency of inspections at both high-risk and nonhigh risk facilities. And the FDA can now order recalls of tainted foods; before FSMA’s enactment, the agency could only negotiate with businesses to order voluntary recalls. Given that some 15 percent of our food supply— including 60 percent of fresh fruits and 80 percent of seafood—is imported, the new law also requires importers to verify the safety of food from their foreign suppliers and authorizes the FDA to block foods from facilities or countries that refuse inspections. FSMA also provides funds for training, equipment and facilities at food safety agencies across federal, state, local, territorial, tribal and even foreign jurisdictions to ensure that all parties are up to snuff on the ways and means of preventing and containing food borne illnesses. “Really this is a major victory for every American who will sit down at the dinner table and have more confidence that their food is going to be safe,” says Erik Olson of the Pew Health Group, one the most vocal of hundreds of nonprofits in favor of strengthening our nation’s food safety net. EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E - The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine. com).
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“To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.” — Voltaire, French writer and philosopher (1694-1778)

Libya poses difficult question for candidates
By TOM RAUM Associated Press WASHINGTON — What to do about Libya and Moammar Gadhafi? It’s not only a national security question for President Barack Obama. Twenty months before the next election, it’s a difficult political question, too, for the Republicans who hope to take his place as commander in chief. There are plenty of strong opinions coming from Capitol Hill. Lawmakers of both parties are sounding off, including some calling for immediate military action. But others are urging moderation. Obama met Wednesday with his top security advisers to discuss a variety of humanitarian and military options. The White House emphasized that key decisions have yet to be made. Yet, Republicans weighing a possible presidential run — who have commented on Libya — seem to favor a nofly zone. That includes former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has criticized Obama for not offering timely support for the Libyan people and has hinted at some kind of U.S. response without being specific. Others mentioned in the running, including former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, have not made an issue out of Libya. Politicians of various stripes “are wary of the very ambiguous situation in Libya,” said Ross K. Baker, a Rutgers University political science professor. “A week ago, almost anybody would have put their chips on the fall of Gadhafi. But clearly, there’s been a reversal of fortune for him. This is causing bipartisan confusion.” Libya was not even mentioned during a candidates’ forum Monday in Waukee, Iowa, that focused heavily on domestic issues and was attended by Pawlenty and Santorum. Among the most outspoken in calling for a no-fly zone are three senators spanning the political spectrum: John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Arizona Republican John McCain and Connecticut independent Joe Lieberman. “Every day that goes by, every hour that goes by, innocent Libyans are being attacked and massacred from the air,” says McCain.

One Year Ago • The Levy Core Committee for the Delphos City Schools’ 1 percent Income Tax Levy voters will see on the May 4 WASHINGTON (AP) — Primary Ballot met for the first time Tuesday evening. Andy NPR’s president and CEO Mox, Gary Mack and Margie Rostorfer will head the com- resigned Wednesday in an mittee. effort to limit the damage from hidden camera footage of a 25 Years Ago — 1986 fellow executive deriding the • Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held today at Gray tea party movement as “seriDrug Store, 1030 Elida Ave. Cutting the ribbon were Mayor ously racist.” Conservatives Harold Wieging and Charlie Ortiz, senior vice-president of called the video proof that the Operations of Gray Drug Store. The store is a full-line drug network is biased and undestore covering 10,000 square feet. serving of federal funds. • St. John’s, with four wrestlers qualified for state, had to NPR’s board had pushed win matches with the first and second place teams. Randy for the resignation of Vivian Stemen won the 185-pound match 10-9. Todd Rode, leading Schiller, whom conservatives 4-3 in the final period, was forced to take chances and it cost also criticized in October for him a regional individual title. Also qualifying for state were firing analyst Juan Williams Mark Wegesin and Steve Adams. Both won their regionals over comments he made maches. about Muslims. She was not • Ohio Child Conservation League’s western district in the video, which was postspring conference “Bloom Where You’re Planted” will be ed Tuesday by a conservaMarch 22 at Gomer Elementary School. Following lunch the tive activist, but she told The guest speaker will be Pat Vivo. Hostess leagues for the day Associated Press that staying on would only hurt NPR’s are Country Cousins and Diapers to Dates. fight for federal money. “We took a reputational hit 50 Years Ago — 1961 • A record attendance was set at the Phi Delta Sorority around the Juan Williams incibenefit style show and card party held on Wednesday in dent, and this was another blow the auditorium of the new Franklin Street Elementary. An to NPR’s reputation. There’s almost overflow crowd saw some of the prettiest of spring no question,” she said. The timing of the video was and summer fashions which were modeled by a number of exceptionally bad from NPR’s local persons. • Delphos St. John’s Blue Jays and the Green Devils of perspective, with Republicans Mount Victory will get the ball rolling in the Class A district in the new House majority basketball tournament Friday night in the Lima Senior looking to cut all federal fundHigh gym. Leipsic and Crestview will meet at 9 p.m. to ing of public radio and telecomplete the first round in the tourney. The winners of the vision. Public broadcasting two Friday night games will meet on Saturday for the district officials say that would force some stations to fold. finals. The video showed two con• Local music lovers were reminded Thursday by Rev. Don R. Yocom, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church, that servative activists posing as the Taylor University Chorale will be heard in concert at members of a fake Muslim the local church on March 11. The popular 45-voice group group at a lunch meeting with will present a varied program of sacred classics and Negro NPR’s top fundraiser, Ron Schiller, who is not related spirituals. to Vivian Schiller and who also resigned. The men offered 75 Years Ago — 1936 • The four Thomas Brothers, Herbert, George, Willard NPR a $5 million donation and Vernon, sons of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Thomas, of west of and engaged in a wide-rangVaughnsville, were on their way to California. They were ing discussion about tea party appearing with Major Edward Bowes Unit Eleven which is Republicans, pro-Israel bias in scheduled to entertain along the west coast during the coming the media and anti-intellectualism. summer. “The current Republican • Two Delphos boys, one from each of the local high Party is not really the schools, Jefferson and St. John’s, will likely have an opporRepublican Party. It’s been tunity to attend a meeting of boys from all parts of Ohio to hijacked by this group that is ... be held in Columbus the week of June 20. Commemorative not just Islamophobic but, realPost No. 268, American Legion, is planning to arrange for the ly, xenophobic,” Ron Schiller sending of these boys in accordance with plans of the Legion said in the video, referring to in the state. the tea party movement. “They • Catherine Beckmann, West Fifth Street, received the believe in sort of white, midmembers of her sorority, the Phi Delta, into her home on dle America, gun-toting — it’s Monday evening for a social meeting. A supper was followed scary. They’re seriously racist, by a short business meeting. Later, tables were arranged racist people.” for bridge. Elsie Steinle held high score in the cards. In He also said NPR “would two weeks the sorority will meet at the home of Florence be better off in the long run Humphreys, near Gomer. without federal funding.” That was a point many Republicans are more than willing to concede. Last month, when the House voted to eliminate funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which provides money to public radio and television stations, no Republicans stepped forward to defend it. Sen. Jim DeMint, a South Carolina Republican, introduced similar legislation in the Senate last week. Similar efforts to strip funding from public broadcasting in 2005 and in the 1990s were unsuccessful, but DeMint’s spokesman Wesley Denton said, “I don’t expect the vote to be the same as it has in the past.” Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, said this is the first time he hasn’t been able to get interest from any Republicans to co-chair the Public Broadcasting Caucus that he founded a decade ago. Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, the Republican cochair of the caucus last year, said he would leave it entirely because “NPR has crossed the line to political bias.”


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Spending fight: Back to the bargaining table
By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON — Their opening budget gambits history, lawmakers are returning to the bargaining table in search of a fiscal plan that cuts spending, as voters demanded in the last election, and could carry political value in the next one. The balance is particularly delicate for senators up for re-election next year. Some, mostly Democrats, bucked their parties in a pair of votes Wednesday that sank a slashing budget proposal passed by the House and killed a less onerous Senate alternative. The two versions were nearly $50 billion apart on how much spending should be cut over the next seven months. Neither stood a chance of passing. Senate Democrats brought them up to cancel each other out and move forward with negotiations on a compromise. The votes could be faint memories by Election Day 2012, suggested senators who will face voters then. “This is the beginning of the process, not the end of the process,” said Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine. A supporter of abortion rights, she nonetheless voted for the Housepassed measure that would cut spending by $61 billion and strip taxpayer funding

Meanwhile, Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, the senior Republican on the Foreign Relations panel, has become the top GOP advocate for moderation. The U.S. should not “launch military intervention into yet another Muslim country, without thinking long and hard about the consequences and implications,” Lugar says. Until the last few days, Libya was hardly mentioned by prospective presidential contenders. President Reagan launched U.S. airstrikes on Libya in 1986 after a bombing at a Berlin disco — which the U.S. blamed on Libya — that killed three people, including two American soldiers. The airstrikes killed about 100 people in Libya, including Gadhafi’s young adopted daughter at his Tripoli compound. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says a no-fly zone would be “very important because that way you keep (Gadhafi) from flying mercenaries in.” He would also position a naval armada off the Libyan coast. Anthony Cordesman, a national security analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies said much of the talk of a no-fly zone seems divorced from the reality of what’s actually happening on the ground.

A fresh focus on Social Security in budget debate
WASHINGTON — In the midst of the budget crisis, an old debate has broken out with new force: Should Social Security be seen as part of the deficit that Washington needs to rein in? The White House is balking at calls to tackle Social Security’s financial problems now, before baby boomers swamp the system. But the massive retirement program, like the rest of the government, is running a deficit and has become part of the argument on Capitol Hill. The elderly and disabled don’t need to worry about losing their benefits or seeing them cut anytime soon. The Obama administration is correct in asserting that Social Security doesn’t face an immediate crisis. But the program’s red ink will only get worse the longer policymakers don’t act. While Congress has spent the past several weeks debating how much to cut government spending through September, a growing number of lawmakers say they also want to act on long-term concerns about benefit programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. “If you don’t think Social Security is becoming unraveled as a safety net, you’re not listening,” says Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. “This year it is paying more in benefits than it collects in taxes. Once it goes off this cliff, it goes fast.” House Republican leaders say their budget plan for next year will address entitlement programs, including Social Security. President Barack Obama kept the administration’s hands off the big benefit programs in his budget plan for next year, saying it will take time to create the political environment necessary for Democrats and Republicans to negotiate in good faith on such difficult long-term issues. But Social Security’s problems do have some immediacy. Last year’s $37 billion operating deficit — the first since the system was last overhauled in the 1980s — is expected to grow to $45 billion in 2011. Over the next decade, the program is projected to run up more than $500 billion in operating deficits if Congress doesn’t act, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. White House officials and some Democrats in Congress say not to worry: Social

from Planned Parenthood. “These aren’t serious,” Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb. said of the two measures. “Who would pay attention to either one of these bills if they’re not serious?” A slate of potential challengers to moderates like Snowe, Nelson and others are raptly watching Congress over the next year, particularly on budget and spending issues. Democrats put off the 2011 budget battle last year when they ran Congress, only to find themselves with a weaker hand after voters in November turned control of the House over to Republicans and gave the GOP a half-dozen more Senate seats. Since then, the government’s been hobbling along at roughly 2010 spending levels through a series of temporary spending extensions. At issue was legislation to fund the day-to-day operating budgets of every federal agency through Sept. 30, the end of the budget year, and provide a $158 billion infusion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The combatants are facing a March 18 deadline on the latest temporary extension. Republicans in the House already are drafting another one on the safe assumption there won’t be a deal by then on a 6 1/2-month measure, even with the White House

inserting itself into the process through Vice President Joe Biden. Wednesday’s votes at least established what’s not acceptable. The $12 billion in cuts proposed by senior Senate Democrats and embraced by President Barack Obama are too modest for Republicans, and the $61 billion in cuts that tea partiers and other conservatives pushed through the House are too severe for Democrats. The votes also provided an early scorecard for 2012 election watchers. Ten Senate Democrats, half of them running for re-election and some facing stiff challenges, voted against their own party’s measure. “There are way too many people in denial around here about the nature of the problem and how serious it is,” said Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. Her party’s cuts are not enough, she said. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., voted the same way for the same reason. But he coupled his vote with a complaint about the way Washington works, from the president on down, echoing a common theme in last year’s election. “Why are we voting on partisan proposals that we know will fail, that we all know do not balance our nation’s priorities with the need to get our fiscal house in order?” he said.
Security has built up a $2.6 trillion surplus over the past 30 years. “Social Security benefits are entirely self-financing,” White House budget director Jacob Lew wrote in a Feb. 21 article in USA Today. “They are paid for with payroll taxes collected from workers and their employers throughout their careers. These taxes are placed in a trust fund dedicated to paying benefits owed to current and future beneficiaries.” That argument, however, overlooks a nagging fact: The money in the trust funds has been spent over the years to help fund other government programs. In return, the Treasury Department issued bonds to Social Security, which earn interest and are backed by the government, just like bonds sold in public debt markets. When Social Security runs a deficit, it redeems its bonds with the Treasury Department to cover the red ink. But Treasury gets the money to pay Social Security the same places the government gets all its money: either from taxes and other revenues or by borrowing it. Last year, the government borrowed 37 cents of every dollar it spent. This year it’s borrowing 43 cents of every dollar.

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Creamy Seafood Pasta 16 ounces uncooked linguine 1 can (18.5 ounces) Progresso Traditional New England clam chowder 1 cup milk ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese 2 cloves garlic, minced or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 medium green onions, chopped or 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 package (8 ounces) imitation crab meat 1 4-ounce can mushrooms, drained 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley Salt and pepper to taste 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese, if desired. Cook linguine as directed on package. Drain well; return to pan and cover to keep warm. Meanwhile, in blender, place clam chowder, milk, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese and the garlic; blend

7 CLC members receive perfect attendance
The February 2011 meeting of CLC Council 88 was called to order by President Shelley Hoersten; 15 members and three young guests were present. Minutes and treasurer’s report were read and accepted. A thank-you card was received from Eda Kohls. Cheryl Sickels is organizing members to bring meals to Eda during her recovery. Get well and 90th birthday cards were sent to Eda, an encouragement card was sent to Thelma Minnig, get well cards sent to Rich and Betty Hugel, a 50th anniversary card sent to Bob and Carol Meyer, and get well cards sent to Jim and Janice Kleman. Kim McCabe received a prize for selling the most election dinner tickets and Elaine Wehri received a prize for bringing in the most members in 2010. Bea Geise will be stepping in the treasurer’s role while Mandi Kahle is out for the birth of her twins. Seven people received gifts for 2010 perfect attendance — Kohls, Margaret Schimmoeller, Jenn Gasser, Christy Good, Kahle, Nancy Wiechert and Hoersten. A $50 donation to Fort Jennings Post Prom was approved. New Cleveland Council invited the group to their meeting today. Mass is at 6:30 p.m. with short meeting and wine tasting after. The group will hold its monthly meeting in conjunction with New Cleveland’s. Chris Steffan and Elaine Wehri will audit the checkbook this year. The group will carol April 4 – “Let’s hop to it and make every bunny happy.” Meet at

TODAY 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 8 p.m. — American Legion Post 268, 415 N. State St. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club, A&W DriveIn, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 8:30-11:30 a.m. — St. John’s High School recycle, 600 block of East Second Street. 9 a.m. - noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. Cloverdale recycle at village park. 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. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 1-4 p.m. — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 6 p.m. — Middle Point Village Council meets 7-9 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Annex Museum, 241 N. Main St., will be open. 7 p.m. — Marion Township trustees at township house. 7:30 p.m. — American Legion Auxiliary meets at the American Legion hall, State Street. Delphos Eagles Aerie 471 meets at the Eagles Lodge. Middle Point council meets at town hall. 8 p.m. — Delphos City Schools Board of Education meets at the administration office. Delphos Knights of Columbus meet at the K of C hall. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Area Visiting Nurses offer free blood pressure checks at Delphos Discount Drugs. 6 p.m. — Weight Watchers meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 211 E. Third St. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Lions Club, Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. — Delphos Area Art Guild (DAAG) will meet at their new location in the second floor gallery of the Delphos Postal Museum of History at 339 N. Main St. 7:30 p.m. — Elida School Board meets at the high school office. Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. Fort Jennings Village Council meets at Fort Jennings Library. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.

With the Lenten season here, it is time to get out the fish and seafood recipes. Here is one to add to your list. Creamy Seafood Pasta is a very hearty meal that can be on the table in just 30 minutes!

on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Set aside. In a 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add onions and cook about 3 minutes. Stir in crab meat, mushrooms, pepper flakes, Worcestershire sauce and soup mixture; cook until thoroughly heated. Stir in parsley. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour over cooked linguine in Dutch oven; toss gently to coat. Top individual servings with parmesan cheese. Makes 8 servings (1 1/4 cups each) Tropical Pineapple Smoothies 1 cup fat-free milk 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple 1/2 unsweetened pineapple juice 3 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract 6 ice cubes Place the first six ingredients in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Add ice cubes; cover and process until smooth. Makes 3 cups.

Fort Haven at 5:30 p.m. There is a 5K and half-mile fun run to be held March 26 at the Ottoville Parish Center to benefit Eric Grote. We have been asked to donate baked goods for their bake sale. They can be dropped off there that morning or get them to Steffan or Kathy Luersman the night before. The group is donating $250 to the Ronald McDonald House (Columbus) for Charitable Donations. Matching funds will be going to a local family facing large medical bills. A general donation to the Fort Jennings Fire Department for $250 was also approved; a general donation of $250 was also give to Eric’s 5K Day to benefit Eric Grote.

MARCH 10-12 THURSDAY: Joyce Feathers, Margie Rostorfer, Christine Siebeneck, Arnita Yoder, Valeta Ditto and Joyce Day. FRIDAY: Judy Kundert, Helen Bonifas, Mary Jane Watkins and Darlene Kemper. SATURDAY: Mary Lou Schulte, Carolyn Paul, Kathy Ulrich and Anita Dunlap. REGULAR THRIFT SHOP HOURS: 5-7 p.m. Thursday; 1-4 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m.- noon Saturday. Anyone who would like to volunteer should contact Catharine Gerdemann, 419-695-8440; Alice Heidenescher, 419-692-5362; Linda Bockey 419-692-7145; or Lorene Jettinghoff, 419-692-7331. If help is needed, contact the Thrift Shop at 419-692-2942 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and leave a message.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Titans overpower Wildcats; T-Birds soar past Patriots



ELIDA — Jefferson and Ottawa-Glandorf met up in the Division III Elida District last spring, with the Titans escaping with a 56-55 squeaker. Titan senior Travis Schoemaker wasn’t going to let it happen again Wednesday night in the 2010-11 Division III district semifinals on the Bank One Court of the Elida Fieldhouse. He scored 18 markers in the first period, including four treys, in helping the Titans (14-8) to a huge start en route to an 85-41 rout over the Wildcats. In the nightcap, Lima Central Catholic set up a rematch with the Titans with a 62-40 demolition of Patrick Henry. The two teams will meet up for the district title at 1 p.m. Saturday. “The game was over in the first five minutes. Schoemaker had a 1-man clinic; he had something like 14 points in the first five minutes,” Jefferson coach Marc Smith noted. “It didn’t matter what we did defensively. They get so much of their offense from their defense; that’s what usually leads to success in the tournament. They were making shots so they could set up their defense. If we had played extremely well, I am not sure it would have made a difference in the outcome. We just got beaten by a better team tonight.” No matter what Jefferson (12-10) tried to do defensively, the 6-1 Schoemaker (25 counters - 5 treys - 4 assists)

50-second spurt sparks Cougars’ rout of Redmen
ADA - For the opening 13 minutes of Wednesday evening’s Division II district semi-final at Ohio Northern University, Fostoria had Van Wert right where it wanted the Cougars. The Redmen were frustrating the Cougar attack, limiting Van Wert to 2-of-17 shooting (12 percent) while forcing nine turnovers. Thank goodness for the Cougars, the final three minutes proved to be the difference. Van Wert closed the half on a 13-0 run, all of which came in the final 2:46, and

was on fire, hitting 7-of-8 shots personally from all overt the court. He scored the first eight for the Titans. The Wildcats got fielders from seniors Nick Cook (4 points) and Logan Bonifas (11 markers, 10 rebounds) to be within 8-4 before the Titans ran off a 14-0 spurt — with 10 markers from Schoemaker — to take total control with a 22-4 spread. Bonifas broke that string with a free-throw jumper with 46 ticks on the board but Drew Ellerbrock hit a pair of singles at 40.4 seconds and John Lammers a 3-ball from the right wing with 3.2 ticks on the board for a 27-6 spread. “When someone is shooting like that, you just want to keep feeding him. Travis was that guy tonight; I don’t think he took a bad shot in his opening span,” O-G coach Josh Leslie explained. “We had a great second half against Liberty-Benton Friday and we carried that over into tonight. Our defense and rebounding did its job; that’s how we have to play. We have to create offense off of our defense. We hit 13 3s; when you’re shooting like that, you can’t argue. However, we know we have to get more post touches for our big guys inside from now on.” O-G hit 10-of-17 shots in the period, including 5-of-7 downtown — they were a flaming 13-of-21 on 3-balls for the night (34-of-61 overall for 55.6% versus 14-of-47 for the Wildcats, 3-of-14 long range, for 29.8%), thanks to the deep Titans’ full-court pressure. The Titans continued to

push the tempo with their pressure defense in the second stanza. Though Schoemaker slowed down, TJ Metzger took over, scoring seven of his 14 game markers to pick up the slack. O-G canned 8-of-15 to the Wildcats’ 3-of-10 in the period, though the Red and White tried to answer by getting to the freethrow line (7-of-12; 10-of20 overall for 50% against O-G’s 4-of-4 for 100%). Senior Ryan Ebbeskotte (7 boards, 3 assists) scored eight of his team-high 12 in the canto. The Titans’ lead as high as 29 three times but the Wildcats got within 46-20 on two free tosses by senior Zac Lumpkins with 2.3 seconds showing. The Titans never let their lead drop below 26 points — 53-27 midway through on an Ebbeskotte basket — but the Titans ran off a 15-7 closing span to grab a 68-34 margin on a 3-ball by Lammers (11 counters, 3 treys) with 1.9 seconds to go. The Titans ran off the first 11 markers in the fourth period and that allowed both coaches to end the night for their starters, with Smith allowing the Wildcat fans a final chance for a round of applause for his five seniors (the fifth being Mitchell Antalis with 4 boards and 2 points) as they closed their Wildcat cage careers. “There’s five seniors in their hurting right now. I have had a lot of pleasure coaching them, over the years,” Smith added. “They are winners on the court, in the classroom and in the community. I have no doubt they will be winners at college and in life. They

errors; and 10 fouls.
JEFFERSON/OTTAWAGLANDORF JEFFERSON (41) Austin Jettinghoff 0-0-0, Ryan Ebbeskotte 3-5-12, Shayn Klinger 0-0-0, Nick Dunlap 3-18, Nick Cook 2-0-4, Zach Ricker 0-0-0, Logan Bonifas 5-0-11, Zac Lumpkins 0-2-2, Mitchell Antalis 1-0-2, Ross Thompson 0-2-2. Totals 14-10-41. OTTAWA-GLANDORF (85) Eric Beckman 0-0-0, John Lammers 3-2-11, Matt Kaufman 1-0-3, Travis Schoemaker 10-025, TJ Metzger 6-0-14, Jacob Leopold 0-0-0, Nate Brickner 2-0-4, Matt Peck 3-0-8, Adam Hershberger 2-0-4, Michael Rosebrook 1-0-2, Landon Pothast 1-0-2, Drew Ellerbrock 0-2-2, Andrew Trenkamp 4-0-8, Logan Koch 0-0-0, Ross Ellerbrock 1-02. Totals 34-4-85. Score by Quarters: Jefferson 6 14 14 7 - 41 Ott.-Glan. 27 19 22 17 - 85 Three-point goals: Jefferson, Tom Morris photo Dunlap, Ebbeskotte, Bonifas; Jefferson senior Mitchell Antalis showed the kind of Ottawa-Glandorf, Schoemaker 5, Lammers 3, Metzger 2, Peck 2, effort the Wildcats displayed all season, diving to try and Kaufman. knock a loose ball from Ottawa-Glandorf senior Travis ---LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC/ Schoemaker Wednesday night at Elida. Schoemaker scored 18 points in the first period alone as the Titans ousted the PATRICK HENRY PATRICK HENRY (40) Wildcats by 44. Brendan Bishop 0-0-0, Kurt Gibson 0-0-0, Austin Christman will recover from this and Kidd eight. Kolby Seeman 0-0-0, LCC shot a stellar 26-of- 4-0-10, 0-0-0, Brett YungmannBrett will be back.” Ziegler 3-1Ottawa-Glandorf out- 48 from the field, 6-of-9 7, Kodi Nafziger 1-2-4, Zach Klein boarded Jefferson 38-27 (10- downtown, for 54.2 percent; 0-0-0, Shane Bostleman 4-1-9, 11 offensive) as Metzger, 4-of-6 from the charity line Kent Tietje 4-2-10, Nick Gerschutz Adam Hershberger and Matt (66.7%); grabbed 29 boards 0-0-0. Totals 16-6-40. CATHOLIC LIMA CENTRAL Peck grabbed six each. They (10 offensive) as Derek Allen (62) forced 21 turnovers (13 of added four; and committed Bubba Krieg 3-0-6, Austin their own) and totaled 17 12 turnovers and 14 fouls. Stolly 6-1-15, Tre’on Johnson Bubba Krieg delivered five 2-1-6, Bruce Hodges 0-0-0, Billy fouls (11 for Delphos). Taflinger 4-0-9, Taylor Royster Lima Central Catholic assists and Taylor Royster 2-2-6, Corey Stump 0-0-0, Travis used its own stellar full-court three thefts. Clark 0-0-0, Sam Huffman 0-0-0, Patrick Henry was topped John Kidd 3-0-8, Tyler O’Connor defense to stymie the Patriots by the 10 markers each of 2-0-4, Anthony Wilkerson 0-0-0, in the nightcap. Allen 3-0-6, The Thunderbirds (19-3) Austin Christman and Kent Derek Totals 26-4-62.Jon Steiger 1-0-2. only had one player in dou- Tietje. They canned 16-of- Score by Quarters: ble digits: Austin Stolly (4 45 fielders, 2-of-17 long dis- Pat. Henry 9 8 3 20 - 40 12 17 19 14 - 62 boards) with 15. However, tance, and 6-of-8 free shots Lima CC Three-point goals: Patrick they had nine players score (75%). They ended up with Henry, Christman 2; Lima Central at least two points, with Billy 23 off the glass (11 offen- Catholic, Stolly 2, Kidd 2, Johnson, Taflinger with nine and John sive) as Tietje had five; 12 Taflinger.

At The UCCU Center, Orem, Utah Wednesday’s First Round Results Houston Baptist 73, South Dakota 64; North Dakota 83, NJIT 56; Utah Valley 81, Texas-Pan American 65 Friday’s Semifinals Houston Baptist vs. North Dakota, 2 p.m.; Chicago State vs. Utah Valley, 4:30 p.m. Horizon League Wednesday’s Quarterfinal Results Wright State 63, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 58; Cleveland State 61, Illinois-Chicago 58; Butler 64, Detroit 38; Wisconsin-Green Bay 89, Loyola of Chicago 41 Friday’s Semifinals - At HighestRemaining Seed Wisconsin-Green Bay vs. Wright State, TBA; Cleveland State vs. Butler, TBA Mid-American Conference At Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland Wednesday’s Quarterfinal Results Bowling Green 66, Ohio 57; Central Michigan 90, Buffalo 69; Toledo 73, Akron 65; Eastern Michigan 69, Kent State 65 Friday’s Semifinals Bowling Green vs. Central Michigan, Noon; Toledo vs. Eastern Michigan, 2:30 p.m. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference At Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, N.C. Wednesday’s Quarterfinal Results Morgan State 43, Maryland-Eastern Shore 39; Hampton 78, South Carolina State 55 Today’s Quarterfinals North Carolina A&T vs. Howard, Noon; Florida A&M vs. Coppin State, 2:30 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals Hampton vs. Florida A&M-Coppin State winner, Noon; Morgan State vs. North Carolina A&T-Howard winner, 2:30 p.m. Missouri Valley Conference At The Family Arena, St. Charles, The Associated Press Atlantic Coast Conference At Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C. Today’s First Round Virginia vs. Miami, Noon; Boston College vs. Wake Forest, 2:30 p.m.; Maryland vs. N.C. State, 7 p.m.; Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Quarterfinals North Carolina vs. Virginia-Miami winner, Noon; Clemson vs. Boston CollegeWake Forest winner, 2:30 p.m.; Duke vs. Maryland-N.C. State winner, 7 p.m.; Florida State vs. Virginia Tech-Georgia Tech winner, 9:30 p.m. Atlantic 10 Conference At Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City,

The Associated Press Boys Division I Berea 47, Brunswick 44 Garfield Hts. 59, Cle. Hts.

scored eight points in a key 50-second spurt as the Cougars routed the Redmen 63-37 in the opener at the ONU Sports Center. The win sends Van Wert to the district championship, where the Cougars will face Western Buckeye League champion Celina. Tickets for the Van Wert district final 7 p.m. Saturday will be on sale as follows: Today: season ticket holders - 5-6:30 p.m. in the AD’s office. Tickets will also be sold at Derry Drugs all day Friday and until noon Saturday.

The Associated Press Big Sky Conference At The Stott Center, Portland, Ore. Today’s Quarterfinals Montana State vs. Eastern Washington, 9 p.m.; Montana vs. Idaho State, 11:15 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals Northern Colorado vs. higher-seeded first-round winner, 7:30 p.m.; Portland State vs. lower-seeded first-round winner, 10 p.m. Big South Conference At The Millis Center, High Point, N.C. Friday’s First Round Liberty vs. Coastal Carolina, Noon; High Point vs. Charleston Southern, 2 p.m.; Radford vs. Winthrop, 5:30 p.m.; Gardner-Webb vs. UNC Asheville, 7:30 p.m. Big 12 Conference At Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Mo. Wednesday’s Quarterfinal Results Baylor 86, Kansas 51; Kansas State 56, Iowa State 53; Texas A&M 77, Texas 50; Oklahoma 71, Texas Tech 69 Friday’s Semifinals Baylor vs. Kansas State, 1 p.m.; Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma, 3:30 p.m. Big West Conference At The Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif. Friday’s Semifinals Cal Poly vs. UC Davis, 3 p.m.; Pacific vs. UC Riverside, 5:15 p.m.


vs. Cal State Northridge-Cal State Fullerton winner, 9:30 p.m. or Mid


Friday’s Quarterfinals Xavier vs. Dayton, Noon; Duquesne vs. Saint Joseph’s, 2:30 p.m.; Temple vs. La Salle, 6:30 p.m.; Richmond vs. Rhode Island, 9 p.m. Big East Conference At Madison Square Garden, New York Wednesday’s Second Round Results Connecticut 79, Georgetown 62; St. John’s 65, Rutgers 63; Cincinnati 87, South Florida 61; Marquette 67, West Virginia 61 Today’s Quarterfinals Pittsburgh vs. Connecticut, Noon; Syracuse vs. St. John’s, 2 p.m.; Notre Dame vs. Cincinnati, 7 p.m.; Louisville vs. Marquette, 9 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals Pittsburgh-Connecticut winner vs. Syracuse-St. John’s winner, 7 p.m.; Notre Dame-Cincinnati winner vs. LouisvilleMarquette winner, 9 p.m. Big Sky Conference At Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion, Greeley, Colo. Wednesday’s Championship Result Northern Colorado 65, Montana 60 Big Ten Conference At Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis Today’s First Round Northwestern vs. Minnesota, 2:30 p.m.; Michigan State vs. Iowa, 5 p.m.; Penn State vs. Indiana, 7:30 p.m. Friday’s Quarterfinals Ohio State vs. Northwestern-Minnesota winner, Noon; Michigan vs. Illinois, 2:30 p.m.; Purdue vs. Michigan State-Iowa winner, 6:30 p.m.; Wisconsin vs. Penn StateIndiana winner, 9 p.m. Big 12 Conference At The Sprint Center, Kansas City,

Conference USA At The Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas Wednesday’s First Round Results East Carolina 75, UCF 60; Southern Mississippi 63, Tulane 47; Marshall 97, Houston 87; Rice 58, SMU 57 Today’s Quarterfinals UAB vs. East Carolina, 1 p.m.; Memphis vs. Southern Mississippi, 3:30 p.m.; UTEP vs. Marshall, 7:30 p.m.; Tulsa vs. Rice, 10 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals UAB-East Carolina winner vs. Memphis-Southern Mississippi winner, 4 p.m.; UTEP-Marshall winner vs. Tulsa-Rice winner, 6:30 p.m. Great West Conference (Nonautomatic bid) At UCCU Center, Orem, Utah Today’s First Round NJIT vs. Houston Baptist, 4:30 p.m.; North Dakota vs. Texas-Pan American, 7 p.m.; South Dakota vs. Chicago State, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals NJIT-Houston Baptist winner vs. North Dakota-Texas-Pan American winner, 7 p.m.; Utah Valley vs. South DakotaChicago State winner, 9:30 p.m. Mid-American Conference At Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland Today’s Quarterfinals Western Michigan vs. Bowling Green, Noon; Miami (Ohio) vs. Akron, 2:30 p.m.; Kent State vs. Buffalo, 7 p.m.; Ball State vs. Ohio, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals Western Michigan-Bowling Green winner vs. Miami (Ohio)-Akron winner, 7 p.m.; Kent State-Buffalo winner vs. Ball StateOhio winner, 9:30 p.m. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference At Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, N.C. Wednesday’s First Round Result Norfolk State 68, Howard 53 Wednesday’s Quarterfinal Results Bethune-Cookman 66, South Carolina State 50; Hampton 79, Maryland-Eastern Shore 55 Today’s Quarterfinals Coppin State vs. Norfolk State, 6 p.m.; Morgan State vs. North Carolina A&T, 8 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals Bethune-Cookman vs. Morgan State-North Carolina A&T winner, 6 p.m.; Hampton vs. Coppin State-Norfolk State winner, 8 p.m. Mountain West Conference At The Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas Wednesday’s First Round Result TCU 70, Wyoming 61 Today’s Quarterfinals BYU vs. TCU, 3 p.m.; Colorado State vs. New Mexico, 5:30 p.m.; San Diego State vs. Utah, 9 p.m.; UNLV vs. Air Force, 11:30 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals BYU-TCU winner vs. Colorado StateNew Mexico winner, 9 p.m.; San Diego State-Utah winner vs. UNLV-Air Force winner, 11:30 p.m. Northeast Conference Wednesday’s Championship Long Island University 85, Robert Morris 82, OT Pacific-10 Conference At The Staples Center, Los Angeles Wednesday’s First Round Results Oregon State 69, Stanford 67; Oregon 76, Arizona State 69


Lakewood St. Edward 93, Lakewood 39 Lyndhurst Brush 68, Solon 66 Massillon Jackson 57, Can. McKinley 33 Richfield Revere 54, N. Royalton 43 Stow-Munroe Falls 49, Wadsworth 48, OT Division II Akr. Buchtel 59, Cle. Benedictine 45 Akr. Hoban 59, Canal Fulton Northwest 52, 3OT Akr. SVSM 86, Alliance Marlington 43 Celina 62, Tiffin Columbian 46 Cin. N. College Hill 42, Day. Thurgood Marshall 40 Cle. Hay 65, Painesville Harvey 50 Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 57, Hunting Valley University 46 Day. Dunbar 55, Urbana 37 Mansfield Madison 68, Milan Edison 53 Mentor Lake Cath. 74, Cle. Collinwood 60 Poland Seminary 49, Streetsboro 47 Rocky River 57, Bay

Village Bay 39 Shelby 60, Sandusky Perkins 58, OT St. Bernard Roger Bacon 59, St. Paris Graham 29 Tol. Rogers 51, Tol. Waite 50 Tol. Scott 64, Defiance 61 Van Wert 63, Fostoria 36 Zanesville 55, Wintersville Indian Creek 44 Division III Burton Berkshire 59, Newton Falls 52 Cols. Africentric 62, BloomCarroll 53 Heath 62, Columbus Academy 57 Lima Cent. Cath. 62, Hamler Patrick Henry 40 Ottawa-Glandorf 85, Delphos Jefferson 41 Division IV Zanesville Rosecrans 59, Malvern 44 -----Girls Basketball Division III Anna 63, Georgetown 35 Cols. Africentric 83, Attica Seneca E. 39 Elyria Cath. 48, Gates Mills Gilmour 46 Oak Hill 53, Minford 48 Richwood N. Union 42, Hamilton Badin 31 Sardinia Eastern 35, Sugarcreek Garaway 30 Youngs. Ursuline 50, Orrville 46

Colonial Athletic Association At Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro, Md. Today’s First Round George Mason vs. Georgia State, Noon; Hofstra vs. William & Mary, 2:30 p.m.; Delaware vs. Northeastern, 5 p.m.; Drexel vs. Towson, 7:30 p.m. Friday’s Quarterfinals James Madison vs. George MasonGeorgia State winner, Noon; Virginia Commonwealth vs. Hofstra-William & Mary winner, 2:30 p.m.; Old Dominion vs. Delaware-Northeastern winner, 5 p.m.; UNC Wilmington vs. Drexel-Towson winner, 7:30 p.m. Conference USA At Memorial Gym, El Paso, Texas, Wednesday’s First Round Results UAB 56, Marshall 45; Memphis 71, Southern Mississippi 63; East Carolina 71, Tulsa 62; UTEP 75, SMU 57 Today’s Quarterfinals UCF vs. UAB, 2 p.m.; Rice vs. Memphis, 4:30 p.m.; Tulane vs. East Carolina, 7 p.m.; Houston vs. UTEP, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals At The Don Haskins Center UCF-UAB winner vs. Rice-Memphis winner, 11 a.m.; Tulane-East Carolina winner vs. Houston-UTEP winner, 1:30 p.m. Great West Conference (Nonautomatic bid)


Today’s First Round Bradley vs. Evansville, 6:05 p.m.; Indiana State vs. Southern Illinois, 9:35 p.m. Friday’s Quarterfinals Northern Iowa vs. Bradley-Evansville winner, 1:05 p.m.; Creighton vs. Wichita State, 3:35 p.m.; Illinois State vs. Indiana State-Southern Illinois winner, 7:05 p.m.; Missouri State vs. Drake, 9:35 p.m. Mountain West Conference At The Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas Wednesday’s Second Round Results Utah 70, Air Force 55; New Mexico 67, Wyoming 61 Friday’s Semifinals BYU vs. Utah, 3 p.m.; TCU vs. New Mexico, 5:30 p.m. Pacific-10 Conference At Los Angeles, Galen Center Wednesday’s First Round Results Arizona State 50, Oregon State 44; Arizona 90, Oregon 89; Southern Cal 78, Washington State 66; California 58, Washington 48 Today’s Second Round Arizona State vs. California, 6 p.m.; Arizona vs. Southern Cal, 8:15 p.m. Staples Center Friday’s Semifinals Stanford vs. Arizona-Southern Cal winner, 3 p.m.; UCLA vs. Arizona StateCalifornia winner, 5:30 p.m. Patriot League At Higher-Seeded Teams Wednesday’s Semifinal Results Navy 55, Bucknell 41; American 69, Lehigh 64, OT


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Wednesday’s First Round Results Oklahoma State 53, Nebraska 52; Colorado 77, Iowa State 75; Oklahoma 84, Baylor 67; Missouri 88, Texas Tech 84 Today’s Quarterfinals Kansas vs. Oklahoma State, 12:30 p.m.; Kansas State vs. Colorado, 3 p.m.; Texas vs. Oklahoma, 7 p.m.; Texas A&M vs. Missouri, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals Kansas-Oklahoma State winner vs. Kansas State-Colorado winner, 7 p.m.; Texas-Oklahoma winner vs. Texas A&MMissouri winner, 9:30 p.m. Big West Conference At The Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif. Today’s First Round Long Beach State vs. UC Irvine, 3 p.m.; Pacific vs. UC Santa Barbara, 5:30 p.m.; Cal Poly vs. UC Riverside, 9 p.m.; Cal State Northridge vs. Cal State Fullerton, 11:30 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals Long Beach State-UC Irvine winner vs. Pacific-UC Santa Barbara winner, 9:30 p.m. or Mid; Cal Poly-UC Riverside winner

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

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Basketball preview

Lewis (5-5; 5.0 counters, 4.0 was a great accomplishment the bench and that helps keep boards, 3.2 thefts), will be in for us since they were so the starters fresher.” the starting five. Two seniors: much taller. Starting for the Lady 5-4 Emily Fought (3.2 points) “We have six seniors Red Devils are Mackenzie There may not be a dime’s and 5-7 Chelsey Fischer (2.0), and they have played a lot Heacock (15.7 points, 2.8 worth of difference between have become the bench for of varsity basketball in high assists, 3.5 boards, 3.1 steals), Jefferson and Arlington as the Hoffman during the tourna- school. Three of them (Culp, Amelia Recker (15.2 countwo Division IV girls basket- ment. The Wildcats average Fischbach and Fought) have ters, 5.6 caroms, 3.6 steals, ball teams meet up tonight in 64.1 counters and yield 41, been on varsity for four years 3.3 dimes), Tina Brunswick the opener (6:15 p.m.) of the while getting outrebounded because they were forced into (14.8 markers, 4.8 boards, Elida Regional. 33.1-27.3. They have forced it by necessity; we didn’t have 4.1 thefts, 3.1 assists), Alivia After all, both teams like over twice as many turnovers the upperclassmen. Kristin Recker (4.6 points, 2.7 assists) to run, press and make the (652) than they have commit- would be in her fourth year and Jordan Drerup (4.2 coungame an up-tempo ted (305). if she hadn’t ters). Off the pine are affair. They also gotten hurt Jessica Hunter (5.2), “They try to press have 364 as a freshJoy Reamsnyder like we do, though assists man. Kristin, (2.8) and Elisabeth they don’t trap like (15.8 per Kennedy and Helms (1.1), with we do, and let their game) as a Morgan have Megan Tossey (1.8) defense feed their team veralso played also getting a lot of offense. They have sus their on the same playing time dura couple of good opponents’ summer team ing the season for a 3-point shooters, like 196 (8.5). as one of unit averaging 67.7 we do,” Jefferson “ W e the Recker points and ceding mentor Dave want to girls, so they 30 per game. They Fischbach Fought Fischer Hoffman noted. “We make it have some average 17.4 assists scrimmaged them before the even more of a an up-tempo idea. Our non-league sched- and 18.75 steals per outing as season, which may not mean game than Arlington might ule has really prepared us well, grabbing 26.7 boards in a lot right now; scrimmages want. Again, I feel we are well for these situations: Fort the meantime. are more for getting your legs quicker and perhaps a little Recovery is in the region“I know Jefferson is good; under you. Still, you have deeper, though we aren’t as als, Lima Senior is a very you can’t get this far not some idea of what their play- deep as we’ve been in the athletic team and we played being good. Klausing might ers can do, as well as films past,” Hoffman noted. “I feel Wayne Trace twice, as well be as good a point guard in and live scouting. The Recker if we can get into their bench, as Ottoville. That should help the girls’ ranks as I’ve seen; girls (Amelia and Alivia) in we’ll have an advantage. No us in this game.” she is the best passer I’ve particular — they are two of question, we want to get out in The undefeated Red Devils seen in a long time,” Newlove triplets — are solid players. transition and get some easy (24-0) have depended on that added. “However, you don’t They can post up and step shots, so we need to rebound same kind of experience to get this far by being a 1-girl out and hit the 3. Arlington on the defensive side, as well build their program. team. It seems like they have isn’t that tall — they go about as force turnovers. That’s our “We’ve had great success had someone different step up 5-10, though it doesn’t take game; that’s when we play this year but that hasn’t hap- offensively each game. Plus, much to be taller than we are our best.” pened overnight. We’ve built that pressure defense is really — and I don’t believe they The Red and White made this team the last couple of something you have to be are as quick as us, though it to their first regional since seasons,” Arlington head man ready for mentally and physithey have a couple of quick the 1998-99 season with their Seth Newlove noted. “All cally; it is relentless and it can girls. They like to run but they 15-point beating of cross- five starts are in their third cause all kinds of problems also don’t mind a half-court town rival St. John’s Saturday years of varsity and they have if you aren’t strong with the made great progress. We won ball. tempo because they play a night. “If you’d have told me 17 games two years ago and “One key for us is to attack good man-to-man defense.” The Wildcats (21-2) received before the game that Kristin 21 last season; we’ve matured that pressure; when we beat it, good news that 5-5 senior would shoot 19 percent and and gotten better these last we have to attack the basket. You will have turnovers; just starter Morgan Fischbach (5.3 Kennedy 20 percent, I’d never two years. “The key is the girls work don’t let them lead directly to markers, 4.1 caroms) will be thought we’d win by 15. available after suffering an Bridget stepped up big-time hard and they like the game points. At this point of the seaankle injury in Saturday’s in particular but Courtney has of basketball; they are a son, you really do not want to district-final clash versus St. been playing very well as of close group and they enjoy give up easy points. We also John’s. Two other seniors: late; Morgan has been mixing each other’s company. On need to defend them well in 5-6 Kristin Klausing (18.4 it up inside and out all hear the court, we’ve grown as a the half-court, especially their counters, 5.0 assists, 4.0 long and we had contribu- defensive team over the years; 3s; we need to get a hand in steals, 3.5 boards) and 5-7 tions from everybody in some they have each other’s back. their face so they don’t get a Bridget Culp (10.4 markers, shape or form,” Hoffman We’ve also gotten more con- free look. Finally, rebounding 5.3 boards, 3.8 steals), along added. “We didn’t get killed tributions from our bench this becomes even more imporwith juniors Kennedy Boggs on the boards Saturday night year; last year, foul trouble tant. We don’t want to give (5-6; 15.3 points, 2.0 assists, and we outrebounded Wayne would have doomed us. This them extra looks and we also 3.5 steals) and Courtney Trace in the semifinals, which year, I have more options off like to run.”

Wildcats, Red Devils have similar styles

St. John’s senior Aaron Merschman wrestles his final high school match Wednesday versus LCC’s Cody Hahn at Arnzen Gymnasium. The two squared off in the LAWCA WBL vs. Independents All-Star Meet.

All-Stars at St. John’s

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(Continued from Page 6) Today’s Quarterfinals Southern Cal vs. California, 3:10 p.m.; Arizona vs. Stanford, 5:40 p.m.; UCLA vs. Oregon, 9:10 p.m.; Washington vs. Washington State, 11:40 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals Southern Cal-California winner vs. Arizona-Oregon State winner, 9:10 p.m.; UCLA-Oregon winner vs. WashingtonWashington State winner, 11:40 p.m. Patriot League Friday’s Championship Lafayette at Bucknell, 4:45 p.m. Southeastern Conference At The Georgia Dome, Atlanta Today’s First Round Georgia vs. Auburn, 1 p.m.; Mississippi vs. South Carolina, 3:30 p.m.; Arkansas vs. Tennessee, 7:30 p.m.; Vanderbilt vs. LSU, 10 p.m. Friday’s Quarterfinals Alabama vs. Georgia-Auburn winner, 1 p.m.; Kentucky vs. MississippiSouth Carolina winner, 3:30 p.m.; Florida vs. Arkansas-Tennessee winner, 7:30 p.m.; Mississippi State vs. VanderbiltLSU winner, 10 p.m. Southland Conference At The Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas Wednesday’s First Round Results Texas-San Antonio 97, Northwestern State 96; Sam Houston State 61, Stephen F. Austin 45; McNeese State 61, Nicholls State 54; Texas State 72, Southeastern Louisiana 68 Today’s Semifinals Texas-San Antonio vs. Sam Houston State, 7 p.m.; McNeese State vs. Texas State, 9:30 p.m.

Results Jackson State 50, Prairie View 38; Texas Southern 50, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 45 Today’s First Round MVSU vs. Grambling State, 1:30 p.m.; Alabama State vs. Alabama A&M, 9 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals Jackson State vs. MVSU-Grambling State winner, 3:30 p.m.; Alabama State-Alabama A&M winner vs. Texas Southern, 9 p.m. Western Athletic Conference At Orleans Arena, Las Vegas Wednesday’s First Round Results San Jose State 75, Hawaii 74; Nevada 90, Fresno State 80 Today’s Second Round Idaho vs. San Jose State, 3 p.m.; New Mexico State vs. Nevada, 5:30 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals Utah State vs. Idaho-San Jose State winner, 9 p.m.; Boise State vs. New Mexico State-Nevada winner, Mid ---NCAA Automatic Bids Arkansas-Little Rock, Sun Belt Conference Belmont, Atlantic Sun Conference Butler, Horizon League Gonzaga, West Coast Conference Indiana State, Missouri Valley Conference Long Island University, Northeast Conference Morehead State, Ohio Valley Conference Northern Colorado, Big Sky Conference Oakland, Mich., Summit League Old Dominion, Colonial Athletic Association Saint Peter’s, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference UNC Asheville, Big South Conference Wofford, Southern Conference

The Associated Press MEN NEW YORK — No. 17 St. John’s, despite not making a field goal over the final 4 minutes, got some of its Madison Square Garden magic back Wednesday with a wild 65-63 victory over Rutgers in the second round of the Big East tournament. Dwight Hardy had 17 points for the fifth-seeded Red Storm (2110), who improved to 8-1 on the Garden court this season with the win that sent them into the quarterfinals today against fourth-seeded and 11th-ranked Syracuse (25-6). It wasn’t great plays by St. John’s that will make this a memorable game. Big East commissioner John Marinatto issued a statement about 40 minutes after the game ended admitting there were two errors made by the veteran officiating crew. The last minute that had two lead changes, two turnovers that were called, two that weren’t and two missed free throws finished with Justin Brownlee of St. John’s taking a couple of extra steps, stepping out of bounds and throw-

ing the ball into the stands while the final 1.7 seconds ticked off the clock. Rutgers coach Mike Rice ran around looking for an official to give him an explanation but they had walked off the court and the Red Storm had another big win at the Garden. James Beatty had 15 points for the Scarlet Knights (15-17). Marquette 67, No. 20 West Virginia 61 NEW YORK — Darius JohnsonOdom scored 11 points, including two big 3-pointers in the final minutes, and Marquette beat West Virginia 67-61 in the second round of the Big East tournament. The 11th-seeded Golden Eagles (20-13) advanced to the quarterfinals, where they will face third-seeded and 14th-ranked Louisville (23-8) tonight. Marquette came into the conference tournament considered the last of the 11 Big East teams that could get a bid into the NCAA tournament’s field of 68. It seems the wins over Providence and West Virginia have made that an almost certainty.


Kevin Jones had 15 points for the Mountaineers (20-11), the defending tournament champions who went on to the Final Four. No. 21 Connecticut 79, No. 22 Georgetown 62 NEW YORK — Kemba Walker scored 28 points in another stellar performance and Connecticut remained alive in the Big East tournament with an easy victory over Georgetown. Despite being the higherranked team, the Huskies (23-9) had fallen all the way to the ninth seed in the conference tournament and were forced to beat DePaul in the opening round just to face the eighth-seeded Hoyas. UConn now gets top-seeded Pittsburgh in the quarterfinals. Georgetown (21-10) still has not won since losing guard Chris Wright to a broken left hand. The senior spent the afternoon on the end of the bench dressed in a suit with a brace still covering up the injury. He was hurt Feb. 23 at Cincinnati; coach John Thompson III has said that Wright could return for the NCAA tournament. Jason Clark had 23 points

and Austin Freeman scored 20 to lead the Hoyas but the backcourt duo combined to go 2-for-13 from beyond the 3-point arc. No. 25 Cincinnati 87, South Florida 61 NEW YORK — Yancy Gates was nearly perfect from the field, scoring a career-high 25 points and leading Cincinnati to a rout of upstart South Florida in the Big East tournament. Gates was 10-of-11 from the field for the seventh-seeded Bearcats, who will play No. 2 seed Notre Dame in the quarterfinals tonight. His only miss came with 8:35 left in the game. Dion Dixon added 21 points and Sean Kilpatrick had 12 for Cincinnati (25-7), which has won six of its last seven, matching the school’s biggest win total since the 2004-05 season, the last time the Bearcats made the NCAA tournament. Augustus Gilchrist scored 16 points and Shaun Noriega had 12 for No. 15 seed South Florida (1023), which beat Villanova on a last-second basket in the opening round of the tournament.

Southwestern Athletic Conference At The Special Events Center, Garland, Texas Wednesday’s First Round


(Continued from Page 6) Southland Conference At The Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas Today’s Semifinals Northwestern State vs. Central Arkansas, 1 p.m.; McNeese State vs. Texas-San Antonio, 3:30 p.m. Friday’s Championship Semifinal winners, 8 p.m. Southwestern Athletic Conference At The Special Events Center, Garland, Texas Wednesday’s First Round Results Prairie View 56, Jackson State 40; Southern 58, Alabama State 39 Today’s First Round Alcorn State vs. Grambling State, 11 a.m.; Alabama A&M vs. MVSU, 6:30 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals Prairie View vs. Alcorn StateGrambling State winner, 1 p.m.; Southern vs. Alabama A&M-MVSU winner, 6:30 p.m. Western Athletic Conference At Orleans Arena, Las Vegas

Wednesday’s First Round Results Idaho 70, Boise State 59; New Mexico State 71, Hawaii 59 Today’s Second Round Nevada vs. Idaho, 9 p.m.; Utah State vs. New Mexico State, 11:30 p.m. Friday’s Semifinals Louisiana Tech vs. Nevada-Idaho winner, 3 p.m.; Fresno State vs. Utah StateNew Mexico State winner, 5:30 p.m. ----NCAA Automatic Bids Arkansas-Little Rock, Sun Belt Conference Connecticut, Big East Conference Duke, Atlantic Coast Conference Gonzaga, West Coast Conference Marist, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Ohio State, Big Ten Princeton, Ivy League Samford, Southern Conference South Dakota State, Summit League Stetson, Atlantic Sun Conference Tennessee, Southeastern Conference Tennessee-Martin, Ohio Valley Conference Xavier, Atlantic 10

The Van Wert County Fair Board held an open meeting on Feb. 26 at the fairgrounds. President Dave Evans and Fair Manager Paul Oechsle received a check from Marc Baker and Sheridan Lippi, members of “Kill the Rabbit” Band. “Kill the Rabbit” and four other bands staged a benefit concert for the fair board. Fair Director Ann Marshall reported that despite the snowy weather, about 250 people attended the concert. The meeting was attended by approximately 24 residents of Van Wert County. Each individual was given an opportunity to speak or ask questions concerning the fair. Some of the comments or questions were: — Try to schedule the Jr. Fair shows so that they do not conflict; —More changes are needed in the Fine Arts Department — Will shortening the fair by two days affect the receipts of the concessionaires?; — Try to cut down on the congested traffic at the south side of the fairgrounds; — Are the two horse tents on the west side of the grandstand necessary when they are only used for one day?; — Ask those who rent the horse barns to help with the

Fair board hosts open meeting Frost seeding grasses and legumes
BY GLEN ARNOLD Ag educator OSU Extension, Putnam County Early March is frost seeding season. In Putnam County farmers use this time to apply red clover to wheat fields and allow the freezing and thawing weather cycle to work the seed into the soil. Some fields will have red cover applied from an airplane while some farmers will use four wheelers or fertilizer buggies to apply clover seed with fertilizer. When applying this mixture with a “spinning seeder,” farmers should remember the fertilizer can travel twice as far as the seed. This is also the time of year when farmers think about re-seeding their pasture and hay fields. As before, farmers apply seed to the ground and the freezing and thawing of the soil to provide seed-to-soil contact, allowing germination of the seed. There is a little more risk of the seed not germinating than with a “traditional” seeding, but the cost and time is a lot less. The key is to have exposed soil. In general, legumes or clovers work better for frost seeding, as compared to grasses. This might be because legume seeds are typically heavier than grass seed and that may help them get into the soil better than grass seed. Also, it could be partly a matter of competition. A grass seedling is competing directly with existing grass plants for moisture, sunlight, and nutrients. A legume seedling, because it has somewhat different requirements and is able to utilize resources not needed by the existing grass, has an easier time getting established. The advantage to frost seeding a legume such as red or white clover into a pasture is that legumes “fix” nitrogen, typically in excess of their own needs. The existing grass plants use the excess nitrogen, which improves their quality as a feedstuff. Pasture and hay fields that have thin stands and exposed soil are good candidates for frost seeding. Once legumes become established in a stand of pasture grass, and compose


President Dave Evans and Fair Manager Paul Oechsle receive a check from Marc Baker and Sheridan Lippi, members of “Kill the Rabbit” Band. “Kill the Rabbit” and four other bands staged a benefit concert for the fair board. Fair Director Ann Marshall reported that despite the snowy weather, about 250 people attended the concert. maintenance of their build- costs would all be less and it is thought the electric, water ings; — The community should and sewer usage would be attend and participate in the less. Therefore, all of these fair events – this would help items could produce a savings of possibly $20,000. The the fair; and — Have organizations directors have cut back on the adopt a building to help with number of days of harness racing and believe that this the maintenance. The fair board also pre- could be a savings of close to sented information that they $30,000 in 2011. Fair directors are working felt could save expenses if the fair is shortened. By cut- to maintain one of the best ting two days, the security, fairs in the state. Contact the fair board fair parkers, gate personnel, departmental help and rental office at 419-238-9270.

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25-30 percent of the stand, there is no need to apply supplemental nitrogen, so this portion of fertilizer costs is reduced. Frost seeding is a nearly universal practice among graziers, recommended by most forage experts and consultants, but there’s remarkably little hard data out there documenting its effectiveness. Lots of recommendations, but very little research has been done on how to make sure you’re successful. Looking through the scientific literature there are few published studies evaluating frost seeding methods and species. Generally, the best source of information in Ohio on this practice remains farmers and their on-farm experience. Frost seeding is a method whose success is dictated largely by weather conditions. Some years it just doesn’t work, while in others, an excellent stand is achieved. There is universal agreement the two most important factors are achieving good seed-soil contact and reducing competition from established plants.

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Dear Annie: A few years off, indicating she wouldn’t ago, my husband had an have time to further comemotional affair with an old municate with me. I wrote her a few more girlfriend. This woman has caused problems throughout times, telling her how much our marriage. I never seem I miss our friendship, and to measure up to her. The apologized repeatedly for first time I discovered that offending her. I thought my husband was seeing her, she would forgive me, but I told him it had to stop. But she ignored my e-mails and just before our anniversary, finally said she was too he told me he wanted to be involved in other things to with her instead of me. I write me. She has shunned me was devastated. Of course, a completely and few days later, he unfairly. I miss got down on his our friendship. knees and begged What do I do? me to forgive him. -- Sad in Salem, He promised not Ore. to see her anyDear Sad: Nora more. doesn’t believe However, he your explanation refused to stop and has decided speaking to her. I you are no longer found his e-mails worth her time. and had an emoShe doesn’t seem tional breakdown. When I told him Annie’s Mailbox to be the forgiving sort. Sorry to in order for me to stay he had to cut her say, this friendship is over. Dear Annie: “Frustrated” off completely, he did, but mourned as though she had wrote to say she is upset died. We worked through because her parents are not it and became closer than living up to her style code. As a senior woman, I before. I thought he loved understand why her parents me the way I loved him. Two years later, they might feel this way. They were e-mailing again. He have lived long enough and said he didn’t think I’d are confident enough to mind! He found out she had dress any way they please breast cancer and told me if and not worry about what no one was available to take somebody else might think. care of her, he would do it Thank goodness that as we even if it meant ending our get older we are freed from marriage. He made it plain some of the restrictions that she was more important that younger people worry about. Frustrated needs to to him than I was. I told him this was his find something more imporlast chance, and he prom- tant to occupy her mind ised to give her up, so I and leave her parents alone. forgave him. I made it clear -- L.C. that if I discovered he was Annie’s Mailbox is writin touch with her again, I’d ten by Kathy Mitchell and divorce him. Well, last year he joined Marcy Sugar, longtime ediher online high school web- tors of the Ann Landers site. He didn’t even go column. Please e-mail your to that school. He says it questions to anniesmailisn’t cheating if they aren’t, or write having sex. But emotional to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o affairs are just as devas- Creators Syndicate, 5777 tating. Cheating is doing W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, something when your part- Los Angeles, CA 90045. ner is not around that you wouldn’t do if they were with you. Cheating destroys lives. And marriages. -- Still Hurting in Tennessee Dear Tennessee: Cheating is when one partner shares intimacies, sexual or otherwise, with someone other than the spouse. Your husband has offered this woman time, energy and devotion that belong to you. Since he doesn’t seem to understand your objections, please try counseling before walking away. Dear Annie: I was friends with “Nora” for several years. She was always caring and supportive. A few months ago, I made some comments about a mutual friend that she misunderstood and thought were mean-spirited and nasty. I tried to explain what I meant, but she brushed me

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Tomorrow’s Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
Friday, March 11, 2011 Keep your eyes and mind open for new fields that could generate larger earnings for you in the year ahead. Some kind of long-range material prospects that hold favorable transformations are in the works for you. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Follow your basic instincts, because financial situations are trending in your favor. They could take you into a situation that would make or save you a lot of cabbage. ARIES (March 21-April 19) - Both planned and spontaneous developments will bring you a great deal of enjoyment. Follow your plans but have enough flexibility to take advantage of the little surprises of life. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - If you see that your associates are managing matters in a competent manner, don’t rock the boat in any way. Relax and let them handle things for a change. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Some close friends you haven’t seen much of lately are just as eager to see you as you are to see them. Be the initiator and contact them about getting together very soon. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Fortunate developments concerning your work or career are stirring for you at this point in time, and are likely to be of great significance. Take positive action on what goes down. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Without even trying, you’ll command the respect of your peers. It is likely to be the impact from your words and concepts that will bear the sweet, sweet fruit. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) This is likely to be a day full of nice surprises and fulfilled expectations. Someone who has your best interests at heart will go out of his/her way to do helpful things for you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - You won’t have to project yourself into a situation that could enable you to function as a broker or middleman -- you’ll be drafted into the position. Profitable developments will come of it. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - It might take certain challenges to stimulate your juices where your work or career is concerned, but once revved up, you’ll take care of business. The trappings of power won’t frighten you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23Dec. 21) - Choose to hang out with companions who are optimistic and adventuresome. Chilling with people who are too reserved could squash your wonderful enthusiasm. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - This is likely to be the day you’ve been looking for to present a matter to your family that requires their consent. Their positive mood could produce the accord you need. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - Mental exercises have excellent chances of being productive and successful for you. Being a fast thinker with sound judgment, your disclosures will win the support of others.
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Preemie prevention spikes from $10 to $1,500
By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press ATLANTA — The price of preventing preterm labor is about to go through the roof. A drug for high-risk pregnant women has cost about $10 to $20 per injection. Next week, the price shoots up to $1,500 a dose, meaning the total cost during a pregnancy could be as much as $30,000. That’s because the drug, a form of progesterone given as a weekly shot, has been made cheaply for years, mixed in special pharmacies that custom-compound treatments that are not federally approved. But recently, KV Pharmaceutical of suburban St.Louis won government approval to exclusively sell the drug, known as Makena (Mah-KEE’-Nah). The March of Dimes and many obstetricians supported that because it means quality will be more consistent and it will be easier to get. None of them anticipated the dramatic price hike, though — especially since most of the cost for development and research was shouldered by others in the past. “That’s a huge increase for something that can’t be costing them that much to make. For crying out loud, this is about making money,” said Dr. Roger Snow, deputy medical director for Massachusetts’ Medicaid program. “I’ve never seen anything as outrageous as this,” said Dr. Arnold Cohen, an obstetrician at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. “I’m breathless,” said Dr. Joanne Armstrong, the head of women’s health for Aetna, the Hartford-based national health insurer. Doctors say the price hike may deter lowincome women from getting the drug, leading to more premature births. And it will certainly be a huge financial burden for health insurance companies and government programs that have been paying for it. The cost is justified to avoid the mental and physical disabilities that can come with very premature births, said KV Pharmaceutical chief executive Gregory J. Divis Jr. The cost of care for a preemie is estimated at $51,000 in the first year alone. “Makena can help offset some of those costs,” Divis told The Associated Press. “These moms deserve the opportunity to have the benefits of an FDA-approved Makena.” The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is not involved in setting the price for the drugs it approves. A KV subsidiary, Ther-Rx Corp., will market the drug. On Tuesday, it announced a patient assistance program designed to help uninsured and low-income women get the drug at little or no cost. But Snow and others said someone is going to have to pay the higher price. Some of the burden will fall on health insurance companies, which will have to raise premiums or other costs to their other customers. And some will fall on cash-strapped state Medicaid programs, which may be forced to stop paying for the drug or enroll fewer people. “There’s no question they can’t afford this,” said Matt Salo, executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors. Salo and Snow said they do not know how many state Medicaid programs currently pay for Makena, which as a generic was recommended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Aetna will continue to pay for the drug, Armstrong said, but it will be an expensive pill to swallow. Aetna currently covers it for about 1,000 women a year, so the new federal endorsement is likely to cost an estimated $30 million more annually. Makena is a synthetic form of the hormone progesterone that first came on the market more than 50 years ago to treat other problems. Hormone drugs came under fire in the 1970s, following reports they might damage fetuses in early pregnancy. In the 1990s, the early incarnation of Makena was withdrawn from the market. But the drug got a new life in 2003, with publication of a study that reported it helped prevent early births to women who had a history of spontaneous preterm deliveries. These very early births produce children who — if they survive — need months of intensive care and often suffer disabilities. The cause of sudden preterm delivery is not understood, but it occurs in black mothers at much higher rates than whites or Hispanics.

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State’s ‘rainy day’ funds sit unused
By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. — While budget deficits threaten to cripple government services across the country, a handful of states with billions of dollars socked away in “rainy day” funds for troubled financial times are discovering they can’t use that money to offset their cuts. Amid the worst financial crisis facing states in decades, stringent rules governing the use of reserve funds have tied the hands of lawmakers in nearly a dozen states even as they consider raising taxes, slashing health and social services and shuttering education programs. About three-fourths of states have used rainy day funds in the past three years to alleviate budget cuts, but some have had difficulty accessing the money or have shied away from doing so. They would have to repay it quickly or were worried it would hurt their bond ratings. In some states, the rules governing the funds are so strict that the savings accounts are off the table for crafting next year’s budgets. The National Conference of State Legislatures estimates that states will have closed multiyear budget gaps totaling $530 billion by the time the recession’s impact has ended. Thirty-seven states have tapped into rainy day reserves over the last three years to help alleviate budget cuts, according to a review by the National Association of State Budget Officers. Alabama, Connecticut, Idaho and some other states have drained their funds entirely to plug budget gaps. In New York, it took several years of multibillion-dollar budget deficits before the state hit the rigorous criteria to use its rainy day fund last year. In Virginia, the money can be applied to a deficit within an existing budget year but cannot be used to help offset cuts when lawmakers are crafting the following year’s By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS and GENE JOHNSON Associated Press

White supremacist charged with MLK Day bombing attempt
SPOKANE, Wash. — A man tied to a white supremacist organization was arrested Wednesday on charges that he left a sophisticated bomb along a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane, raising concern in a region that was once a hotbed for hate groups. Kevin William Harpham, 36, of northeastern Washington, made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Spokane and waived his right to a bail hearing. He has been charged with one count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and one count of possessing an unregistered explosive device in a case the FBI has called an act of domestic terrorism. A federal complaint provided no details of the investigation or what led to Harpham’s arrest nearly two months after city workers found the bomb, which had been left in a backpack Jan. 17 on a bench. The city workers alerted authorities, and the device was defused without incident. An FBI affidavit made in support of the charges remained under seal, and a federal public defender assigned to represent Harpham said he did not know if the government was pursuing other suspects in the case. “The safety of our city has been of grave concern ever since By MARCIA DUNN Associated Press

spending plans. Little incentive exists to use Missouri’s Budget Reserve Fund because the dollars must be repaid quickly when the fund is tapped. Missouri’s budget director, Linda Luebbering, said the state regularly uses the reserves to help with cash-flow issues and repays it with interest in the same fiscal year, as required. But she said the fund is rarely used for true “rainy day” purposes — like during the latest recession and with a $700 million shortfall in the coming 2011-12 fiscal year — because “it really isn’t usable in this type of economic situation.” The money would have to be repaid to the reserve fund within three fiscal years if lawmakers agreed to use it. The fund hasn’t been used in that fashion since a flood in 1993. In Texas, tea party activists and other conservative groups have called on lawmakers to leave the state’s multibillion-dollar rainy day fund alone and have threatened to run candidates against those lawmakers who vote to tap the reserve account. But the Texas comptroller, Susan Combs, said she can’t imagine solving the state’s $4.3 billion budget shortfall with cuts alone. In California, voters in 2012 will decide whether to amend the state constitution to strengthen the rules governing its rainy day fund, making withdrawals more difficult. When it was approved for the ballot, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger argued the fund was so susceptible to raids that it didn’t build up in good financial times, leaving the state with few reserves during the recession. An informal rule of thumb is that a state should strive to have an amount equal to 5 percent of its general fund in a reserve account, according to the National Association of State Budget Officers. Maryland lawmakers have avoided using that state’s rainy day fund — and Massachusetts has limited withdrawals from its fund — because of concerns that bond-rating agencies would be downgraded, boosting interest costs on state borrowing. Jan. 17,” said Spokane Mayor Mary Verner, who expressed relief that an arrest had been made. “We are not going to let this incident define our community.” Attorney General Eric Holder, at a news conference on a different subject in Washington, D.C., said the bomb was operational. “It was a viable device, it was planted with the aim of hurting or killing people,” Holder said. Harpham was arrested at a rural home near the town of Addy, about 20 miles south of Colville. There was no telephone listing for a Kevin Harpham in the general area. A neighbor who told KHQ-TV of Spokane that he saw Harpham being taken into custody Wednesday morning said a vehicle was put on a trailer and removed by federal agents. Kevin Coy described Harpham’s home as a trailer with lots of dogs around. A federal law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity and declining to provide additional details because the case is ongoing, said Harpham was a white supremacist. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups across the nation, also said they have a record of him being a member of the white supremacist National Alliance in 2004. But the neo-Nazi group has fallen on hard times since the death of its founder William Pierce in 2002, Potok said. “We don’t know when he joined or if he remains a member,” By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press

Survivors attend Loughner hearing
By JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press

The study of women at risk for this condition found that only about 36 percent of those given the progesterone drug had preterm births, compared with 55 percent among those not on the drug. It’s believed the treatment calms the muscles of the uterus, experts said. There is no good alternative in most cases and in the years following the study, more obstetricians, Medicaid programs and others began prescribing it. By some estimates, about 130,000 women a year might benefit from the drug. Only a fraction of them get it, but the number has been growing steadily. One success story is Beatrice Diaz, 33, of Chapel Hill, N.C. During her first pregnancy nine years ago, Diaz unexpectedly went into labor at about 24 weeks. She delivered a son, Garrison, who was so fragile she was not allowed to hold him for a month. Today he is in a wheelchair and has the mental capacity of a 9-month-old. It was a shock, said Diaz, who at the time was a legal assistant in a prosecutor’s office. “Honestly I thought the only people who had 1-pound babies were crackheads,” she said. When she became pregnant again, her doctor prescribed the progesterone drug, a weekly injection that starts as early as the 16th week and may be given for as much as 20 weeks. She has since had two healthy, full-term baby girls, Hailyn and Alexa. Diaz said she’s not planning to have any more children — and that’s a good thing.

Discovery’s next dock: A museum ‘Blago’ wants to cancel his retrial
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Discovery ended its career as the world’s most flown spaceship Wednesday, returning from orbit for the last time and taking off in a new direction as a museum piece. After a flawless trip to the International Space Station, NASA’s oldest shuttle swooped through a few wispy clouds on its way to its final touchdown. “To the ship that has led the way time and time again, we say, ‘Farewell Discovery’,” declared Mission Control commentator Josh Byerly. When it landed three minutes before noon EST, Discovery ceased being a reusable rocketship. “For the final time: wheels stop,” commander Steven Lindsey called out when the shuttle rolled to a stop. Lindsey said it was hard emotionally to leave the cockpit; he was the last of the six crew members to climb out of the shuttle. Dozens of NASA officials — flight directors, launch managers, former astronauts — joined the crew on the runway to admire the shuttle and pose for pictures. “It came back as perfect on its final flight as it did on its first flight,” said Lindsey, noting that “it’s a pretty bittersweet moment for all of us.” Even after shuttles Endeavour and Atlantis make their final voyages in the coming months, Discovery will still hold the all-time record with 39 missions, 148 million miles, 5,830 orbits of Earth, and 365 days spent in space. All that was achieved in under 27 years. Discovery now leads the way to retirement as NASA winds down the 30-year shuttle program in favor of interplanetary travel. NASA estimates it will take several months of work — removing the three main engines and plumbing with hazardous fuels — before Discovery is ready for the Smithsonian Institution. Engineers also will remove some parts to study them for future spacecraft. Officials expect to hand Discovery over sometime this fall. It will make the 750-mile journey strapped to the top of a jumbo jet. Discovery’s last mission unfolded smoothly despite a fourmonth grounding for fuel tank repairs and a liftoff Feb. 24 in the last two seconds of the countdown.

CHICAGO — Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked a judge Wednesday to cancel his upcoming retrial on political corruption charges and promptly sentence him on the sole conviction from the first trial, saying money woes prevent him from mounting an ample defense. Legal observers called the request a long shot at best, saying the government has no reason to agree to such a move. A defense motion filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago insists that Blagojevich isn’t conceding any guilt, including on the conviction of lying to the FBI. That’s the lone count jurors agreed on last year at his otherwise deadlocked trial. The motion says the impeached governor, whose legal bills are supposed to be paid by the government, wants to forgo a retrial on the grounds that none of his lawyers have been paid for months of pretrial preparations. “The chances of prosecutors or the judge going along with this are 0.0 percent,” said Michael Helfand, a Chicago attorney not linked to the case. The motion implies Blagojevich holds some level of bargaining power, Helfand added, “But he doesn’t.” Blagojevich, 54, faces up to five years in prison for the conviction of lying to federal investigators about his fund-raising tactics, and his sentencing was expected to occur only after the retrial. At that trial, set to start on April 20, Blagojevich faces 20 charges, including that he tried to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama’s vacated U.S. Senate seat in exchange for a top job or campaign cash. Most of those counts carry a far stiffer sentence — up to 20 years in prison. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago, Kim Nerheim, declined any comment on the motion. Blagojevich’s motion claims financial woes brought on by an alleged failure of the government to foot the broke former governor’s legal bills mean his lawyers won’t be prepared for the scheduled April 20 start of the corruption retrial. Among the reasons the motion cites for forgoing a retrial was a still-fragile economy and wrangling in Washington, D.C., over the budget.

TUCSON, Ariz. — Survivors of the Tucson shooting rampage came face-to-face with the suspect Wednesday for the first time since they were shot at a voter event hosted by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords two months ago. At least three victims attended Jared Lee Loughner’s court hearing, creating a tense showdown as the smiling suspect entered the room in handcuffs. Susan Hileman stared at Loughner intently from a wheelchair, and placed her hands to her face as he walked into the room. Two other survivors — retired Army Col. Bill Badger and Mavanell “Mavy” Stoddard — attended the hearing and sat on the opposite side of the courtroom as the 22-year-old Loughner, whose once-shaved head featured short, dark hair and sideburns. Two U.S. marshals stood just feet behind Loughner throughout the hearing. The suspect’s father, Randy Loughner, also made his first appearance in the gallery during his son’s criminal case. Dressed in a pressed charcoal-colored shirt and blue jeans, the father with bushy salt-and-pepper hair sat three rows behind his son, his arms folded. Randy Loughner kept his eyes fixed on the floor and wall, glancing up only a few times to see the court action. After the hearing, he rushed out of the courtroom without acknowledging reporters asking him for comment. Loughner made one brief comment, at the beginning of the hearing. The judge asked the 22-year-old if Jared Loughner was his name. “Yes, it is,” Loughner responded as he stood behind the defense table. Loughner then pleaded not guilty to dozens of federal charges, including trying to assassinate Giffords, attempting to kill two of her aides, and murdering federal judge John Roll and Giffords staffer Gabe Zimmerman. The hearing took place in the same courthouse where Roll worked before he was killed in the tragedy. Loughner also is charged with causing the deaths of four others who weren’t federal employees, causing injury and death to participants at a “federally provided activity” and using a gun in a crime of violence. He likely will also face state charges stemming from the attack outside a Tucson grocery store. Hileman, Badger and Stoddard were among those wounded at the meet-and-greet event held by Giffords, who is now at a Houston hospital and undergoing rigorous therapy to recover from a gunshot wound to the head. Hileman, 58, was holding 9-year-old Christina TaylorGreen’s hand when the shooting erupted. The woman was shot three times; Christina was killed. Badger, 74, is credited with helping to subdue Loughner at the scene after a bullet grazed the back of Badger’s head. Stoddard, 75, was shot in the leg three times. Her husband, Dorwin, dove to the ground and covered her. He was shot in the head and died at the scene. Also Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Larry Burns decided search warrants from Loughner’s home should be made public. He also scheduled a May 25 hearing to determine if Loughner is competent to stand trial. The search warrants contained details about the items found by investigators at the suspect’s home, including two shotguns, ammunition and drawings of weapons. The warrants say police also seized a printout of the U.S. Constitution, a journal, a notebook with writing, poems, song lyrics and a handwritten note that read: “What is government if words don’t have a meaning?” The Arizona Republic and KPNX-TV argued there was no basis for documents related to the search of Loughner’s home to remain sealed and that the public had a right to the records. The documents have been sealed since Jan. 11.

Answers to Wednesday’s questions: The cocktail the Rob Roy shares its name with a novel, an operetta and a movie. All are named for Robert Roy MacGregor, an 18th-century Scottish Robin Hood-like character. The drink generally consists of scotch, vermouth, bitters and a cherry. The largest island is Cuba, the main island in the Republic of Cuba. Today’s questions: Why were American women asked to stop buying corsets during World War I? What famous artist once snapped, “I hate flowers — I paint them because they’re cheaper than models and they don’t move.” Answers in Friday’s Herald. Today’s words: Rupestrian: made of rock Zubr: ancestors of modern cattle

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