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BY MIKE FORD firstname.lastname@example.org Don’t miss the Lady ’Cats special section on March 25. Reports of Governor John Kasich’s budget proposal indicate he wants to slash Local Government Funds by 25 percent in each year of the Hope Lodge 215 Delphos two-year fiscal plan beginChapter 26 Order of Eastern ning this summer. County Star has changed its Spaghetti governments around the state Supper from Saturday to will be greatly impacted. In the Tri-county, two of the April 9. three are bracing for it. Putnam County is ready, having budgeted for nothing in LGF. However, Allen and Van Wert counties are countDelphos Project Recycle is ing on more than a weak set for 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday stream of state revenue. at Delphos Fuel and Wash “This will be disastrous for us,” Van Wert County north of Double A Trailer Commissioner Gary Adams Sales on East Fifth Street. said. “We’ve already taken all Newspaper, phone books and aluminum cans need to be kinds of cuts; we get around in separate containers because $650,000 and by the time this is over, they’ll have us down they are stored on location to $150,000 if my calculaand sold as a fundraiser for tions are correct. We’ll take a the Girl Scouts and Squires. All other items are taken to look at things when we meet the Van Wert Recycle Center. the week of April 1 and by the middle of June, we’ll have to Cardboard, magazines and make some serious decisions plastic shopping bags also on what we’re going to do need to be separated. All tin, from there on.” plastic and glass containAdams said the county’s ers need to be rinsed clean. sales tax has been up by Labels can be left on items $119,000 in the first three and they can be co-mingled. months of the year and is carNo window or plate rying the county right now. He glass, nor light bulbs, ornaalso said the furlough program mental, Pyrex or cookware of one half-day per week is set to expire in early April. glass will be accepted. Allen County Computers, etc., are Commissioner Dan Reiff said also accepted but no he and his colleagues estimonitors or TVs. mated the cut would be in the neighborhood of 30 percent when they budgeted. “This is slightly more than we expected; it averages out The Putnam Pet Pals will at about 37 percent between offer its 4th annual Mutt the six months of the first year Strutt & Craft Market to ben- of the budget and the full 12 efit the homeless and neglect- months of the second year. We ed dogs of Putnam County. budgeted for 30 percent, so we This is a free event were close. We may have to do open to the public and some further tightening but one their canine companions. thing we know for sure is we There will be multiple craft won’t have any extra money vendors ranging from jewlaying around,” he said. elry to homemade items. Food vendors and a bake sale will be available. Bring dogs dressed to win the beauty pawgent or have them brush up on tricks to win the many conBy TODD PITMAN tests and games provides. and ERIC TALMADGE Hourly door prizes, raffles, demonstrations and The Associated Press a silent auction will also be offered. There will also be SHIZUGAWA, Japan local canine rescues, dog— An American helicopter gie supply vendors and dog crewman shouted above the groomers present as well. din of the rotor: “What do these people need? Do they need food? Do they need medicine?” The answer one week after TODAY a tsunami devastated Japan’s Girls DIVISION III northeast coast is: They need State Semifinals everything. Anna (25-1) vs. Fort Aid has started trickling Recovery (23-2), 1 p.m. Oak Hill (24-0) vs. (23-2) in, but much of it appears Elyria Catholic (23-2), 3 p.m. ad hoc and many survivors remain isolated and cold and Girls DIVISION I are fending for themselves. State Semifinals Two American military Kettering Fairmont helicopters touched down on (25-1) vs. (23-2) Toledo a hilltop above this flattened Start (23-2), 6 p.m. town today with boxes of Pickerington HS North canned beans and powdered (21-5) vs. Twinsburg milk for a community center (25-0), 8 p.m. that has become a shelter for those who lost their homes. Forecast But blustery snow, fuel Mostly sunny shortages and widespread Saturday damage to airports, roads and with high rails have hampered delivery in low 50s. of badly needed assistance to See page 2. more than 400,000 survivors trying to stay fed and warm, often without electricity and Index running water in hastily setup shelters in schools and other Obituaries 2 public buildings. State/Local 3 A magnitude-9.0 earthPolitics 4 quake struck offshore on Community 5 March 11, creating a tsunami Sports 6-7 that swept over low-lying Church 8 areas, carrying boats, cars and Classifieds 10 even buildings with it and destroying nearly everything TV 11 in its path. More than 6,500 World News 12 people are confirmed dead so far, and another 10,300 are missing. The disaster also damaged a seaside nuclear power plant,
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Libraries get funding labeled as from the LGF pot but may only be shorted to the tune of 5 percent. Until the legislature amends and returns the proposal, confusion and questions are to be expected. The Delphos Public Library has a local levy but the percentage of funding does not compare to the substantial cash total received from LGF. “Local Government Funds makes up about 85 percent of our revenue. We’ll have to discuss this at our next board meeting. If this is a major blow, there may be additional cuts. We have already suffered cuts in Local Government Funds for library support and the board had to reduce hours and cut expenditures concerning our purchasing of materials,” Fiscal Officer Janet Bonifas said. Executive Director Nancy Mericle said how the library adjusts to more cuts is yet to be determined. “I don’t know where we stand now; the board will have to sit down and go over everything. The last time we went through this, the board reduced our hours of operation and salaries. I don’t know what the board will decide to do but this could be devastating to most libraries,” she said. Nolan Morris photo The only recourse the Jefferson’s Chelsey Fischer gets free underneath for a bucket in the first half of state library has is to reduce services and/or salaries to a greater semifinal play at Value City Arena Thursday night. degree than it already has. “We cut our book budget and have really watched our purchases. We also cut audio materials, newspapers, magazines and those sorts of services. We even cut the floormats at the entrances by only getting those once a month now instead of four times a month. We have cut every little thing we could think of and we also have the building project, which is almost complete and we’re lucky to have gotten that far.”
Lady ’Cats end state run Thurs. in semifinals
By JIM METCALFE email@example.com COLUMBUS — Jefferson needed to rally in the fourth period Thursday night, just as they had a week ago against previously-unbeaten Arlington in the Regional semifinals at Elida. Only this time, it was in the Division IV state semifinals at Value City Arena at Ohio State University and it was against the defending state champion Canal Winchester Harvest Prep. Only this time, the rally fell short as the Lady Wildcats went down to the wire before succumbing to the Lady Warriors 55-52. The Lady Warriors (25-1) advance to play Fort Loramie, a 72-28 conqueror of previously-unbeaten Shadyside in the other semifinal. Harvest Prep led 23-21 to start the third period and after the Wildcats scored four of the first six points, the teams were tied at 25 on a deuce by senior Wildcat Morgan Fischbach. Jaren Francis scored for the Warriors, which kick-started an 11-0 span, helped by four of Jefferson’s 15 turnovers and four missed shots. Harvest Prep senior Shicole Watts (17 counters, 13 boards, 3 blocks) netted five in the span, which was finished by two singles by Destiny Turner at the 2-minute mark for a 36-25 edge. Delphos senior Bridget Culp (6 counters, 5 boards,
which remains in crisis as workers struggle under dangerous conditions to prevent a meltdown and major radiation leaks. In Hirota, survivors at one shelter are getting water from wells and mountain rivers. Helicopters have delivered some food, but not much. So far, they have instant noodles, fruit and bread. Companies and residents unaffected by the disaster have donated bedding and blankets. Kouetsu Sasaki, a 60-yearold city hall worker, said the survivors still need gas, vegetables, socks, underwear, wet wipes and anti-bacterial lotion. There is some medicine, but not enough. “We could be living like this for a long time, so all we can do is stay in good spirits,” he said. “People here aren’t angry or frustrated yet. ... But it’s a big question mark whether we can keep living like this for weeks or months. I try to concentrate on what I need to do this morning, this day, and not think about how long it might last.” The community has been left largely to fend for itself. When a fire broke out in the rubble, survivors ran from the shelter to put it out with seawater, said Hiroyoshi Murakami, 64, a retired tuna boat radio operator who is volunteering at the shelter. “The thing we need most is gas,” he said. “It’s all going to official vehicles. Without gas, we’ve got no cars. Without cars, we’ve got no way to go to the hospital. We can’t go to places where we could use See JAPAN, page 2
2 blocks, 2 assists, 2 steals) broke the drought with a deuce at 1:48. That started a 7-2 closing spurt in those last 108 seconds, with junior Kennedy Boggs (16 points) drilling a 3-ball from left of the key with 5.1 seconds showing, to get the Red and White within 38-32. “I’m not sure what happened in the third quarter. We had a couple of turnovers where we started to press and we also missed some easy shots,” Jefferson coach Dave Hoffman noted. “We missed a few too many layups all night long. We were getting the shots; we just didn’t finish enough of them.” The Warriors netted the See CATS, page 6
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the phone and communicate with the outside world.” The U.S. military, with 50,000 troops based in Japan, is helping the relief effort, but snow has limited helicopter flights, and American aircraft are also under orders to skirt the area around the nuclear plant to reduce the risk of radiation exposure. “It’s frustrating,” said U.S. Navy rescue swimmer Jeff Pearson, 25, of Amarillo, Texas. “But we’re doing all we can do. I think we are going to be able to get much more involved very soon.” His helicopter crew, based on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, was heading farther north from Jinmachi Air Base in the city of Yamagata. The region can expect some relief in about 24 hours in the way of warmer weather replacing bitter cold and snow, said Herbert Puempel of the U.N.’s World Meteorological Organization in Geneva. He said temperatures should climb enough to “take a little pressure off the people who are not housed” because of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.
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BoCKeY, Gary L., 56, of Delphos, prayer service begins at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Melvin Verhoff officiating. Friends may call from 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date. Preferred memorials are to St. Rita’s Hospice or donor’s choice. WriGHt, Mabel F., 91, of Spencerville, funeral services begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, the Revs. Jerry Wiles and Jan Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Spencerville Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and 10-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Otterbein Cridersville; Trinity United Methodist Church, Spencerville; or Cridersville Methodist Church.
nov. 9, 1937-March 17, 2011 Ella Mae Pierner, 73, of Delphos, died at 7:10 a.m. Thursday at St. Rita’s Medical Center. She was born Nov. 9, 1937, in Wisconsin, to Frank and Rose (Kloes) Brede. She was married to Richard Pierner, who preceded her in death in 2004. Survivors include son Kevin (Amanda) Pierner of Tulsa, Okla.; daughter Dawn Pierner of Delphos; brother Ervin (Carol) Brede of Cecil, Wisc.; and grandchildren Justice, Cole, Ace and Lexi Pierner. She was also preceded in death by her infant son, Kirk. Mrs. Pierner was a secretary at Gressell Produce and the beloved secretary of St. Peter Lutheran Church for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Delphos Eagles Auxiliary, loved to walk, spend time with her grandchildren, play cards and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter Lutheran Church, the Rev. Angela Khabeb officiating. Burial will be in Wisconsin at a later date. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home and for an hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Memorials are to the church.
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nov. 13, 1924 - March 17, 2011 Donald E. Schimmoeller, 86, of Fort Jennings died 3:06 a.m. Thursday at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born Nov. 13, 1924, in Jackson Township, Putnam County to Edward and Veronica (Kaverman) Schimmoeller. On Nov. 13, 1946, he married Coletta Schnipke, who survives in Fort Jennings. Also surviving are his children, Carol (Dale) Youngpeter of Orion, Mich., Daniel (Jane) Schimmoeller of Fort Jennings, Susan (Tim) Calvelage of Kalida, William (Madelyn) Schimmoeller of Delphos and Jean (Daniel) Saum of Fort Jennings; 14 grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren; and a sisterin-law, Alma Schimmoeller of Ottawa. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and their wives, Philip (Mary Louise) Schimmoeller and Alfred “Jack” (Lucille) Schimmoeller; a sister and her husband, Ruth (Louie) Perrin; and two other brothers, Thomas and Robert Schimmoeller. Mr. Schimmoeller was a lifelong farmer and loved it so much he considered it his hobby. He was retired from Dresser Industries in Defiance and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Monday. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Fr. Joseph Przybysz officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township (corner of St. Rts. 224 & 634), where there will be a scripture service at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Cemetery, Fort Jennings. Condolences can be sent to www.lovefuneralhome.com.
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June 20, 1940-March 16, 2011 Kenneth E. Miehls, 70, of Delphos, died at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday at Triumph Hospital. He was born June 20, 1940, in Delphos to Earl Sr. and Rita (Pohlman) Miehls. On April 23, 1960, he married Marcia Ditto, who survives in Delphos. Other survivors include son Steven Miehls of Delphos; daughter Sandy (Don Harr) Miehls of Elida; sisters Kathy (Adrian) Weyrauch of Fort Jennings, Judy (Ralph) Averesch of Cloverdale and Becky (Pat) Kelly of Fort Jennings; brothers Ronald and Dan Miehls of Kalida; grandchildren Steven, Matthew and Adam Miehls and Amber Hall; great-grandchildren Julia, Blake, Bentley and Maddie; brother and sister in-law Jim and Ruth Ditto of Delphos; sisters-in-law Ruth Miehls of Fort Jennings, Glenna Kelly of Holgate, Norma Ditto of Landeck and Louise Ditto Pohlman of Ottoville; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Earl Jr., brothers-in-law Dennis, Don and Francis Ditto, Frank Kelly and Woodrow Mullenhour; sistersin-laws Doris Mullenhour and Irma Ditto and father and mother in-law Carl and Agnes Ditto. Mr. Miehls retired on Jan. 29 after 53 years as a truck driver, having worked for Lakeview Farms for 19 years and Gressel Produce for 34 years. He attended Ottoville Local Schools, was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the Delphos VFW Post and Eagles Lodge. He enjoyed being with his “Rose Lake family,” fishing and boating on beautiful Rose Lake and spent many enjoyable hours at “the barn.” Mass of Christian Burial begins at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Melvin Verhoff officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where the parish wake begins at 7:30 p.m. Memorials are to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or St. John’s Schools.
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Dec. 7, 1958 March 16, 2011 Ronnie L. Cooper, 52, of Bryan died at 10:09 p.m. Wednesday at Bryan Community Hospital. He was born Dec. 7, 1958, in Van Wert to Gary Cooper and Rosemary (Smith) Cooper of Van Wert. Funeral services will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at AlspachGearhart Funeral Home and Crematory, Van Wert, the Rev. Mary Ann Tomlinson officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery Middle Point, with military graveside services conducted by combined units of the Van Wert American Legion and VFW. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home and Crematory, Van Wert. Preferred memorials are to Ronnie’s son, John.
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High temperature Thursday in Delphos was 67 degrees, low was 42. High a year ago today was 64, low was 33. Record high for today is 71, set in 2008. Record low is 5, set in 1941. WeAtHer ForeCAst tri-county Associated Press
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Findlay flood study on delay
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Ohio to close 7 tax centers, lay off 99 people
FINDLAY (AP) — The federal government is delaying a study on what’s causing repeated flooding along a river in northwest Ohio because it doesn’t have enough money to go forward. The news comes two weeks after the city of Findlay saw its third major flood in four years. The delay means the study won’t be finished until next year at the earliest. Local officials originally expected the study to be finished last year. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official told The Courier in Findlay on Wednesday that they have run out of money to fund the $6 million study. The official says the corps may need another $2.5 million from Ohio to finish the job. Another study says stopping the flooding likely will require a series of flood walls and levees.
‘Caged kids’ case mother out of prison
Vantage FCCLA 2011 state qualifiers include, front from left, Eddie Hibbard (Wayne Trace), Kayla Waldron (Van Wert), Kayla Garb (Crestview), Emily Flaugh (Wayne Trace), Ashley Hohenbrink (Kalida), Dylan Marquart (Van Wert); row two, Rebekahlynette Mason (Lincolnview), Cori Reuille (Wayne Trace), Alexis Cummings (Lincolnview), Angela Wells (Lincolnview), Kerrianne Blair (Crestview), Sara Detrick (Parkway); and back, Joseph Shoppell (Lincolnview), Taylor Aldrich (Jefferson), David Funk (Paulding), Hope Nehls (Paulding) and Storm Sensabaugh (Paulding).
COLUMBUS (AP) — Gov. John Kasich’s proposed budget would cut more than half the funding to a state agency that advocates for residential phone, gas and electric customers at a time when another utility watchdog agency is rescinding some of its rules. The proposed cuts to funding for the Office of Consumers’ Counsel are being criticized by Janine Migden-Ostrander, the lawyer who leads the operation. YOUNGSTOWN (AP) — She said Wednesday that A minor earthquake of mag- trimming the office’s funding nitude 2.6 has rattled part of from $8.5 million this fiscal northeast Ohio. year to $4.1 million for each The Ohio Seismic Network of the next two years would says the 6:53 a.m. Thursday not help patch the state’s masquake was centered on the sive budget hole because the west side of Youngstown and agency isn’t funded by tax could be felt several miles dollars. It’s funded from a fee away. No injuries or damage on utility companies. “If you cut our budget, were reported. Coordinator Mike Hansen that money goes back into the with the Seismic Network pockets of the utilities,” she says the quake was the first said. “It does not go back to the citizens of Ohio.” recorded in Youngstown. The independent consumA woman who lives about 10 miles from the epicen- ers’ counsel office, created ter tells WKBN-TV that she in 1976 following a national thought a metal folding chair energy crisis to play a watchdog role for utility customers, was falling in her home. has a staff of about 70 and is funded by a fee on electric, The song “Hang On gas, water and phone compaSloopy” is considered the nies — amounting to about $1 official state rock song of a year per household. It gets Ohio. involved in about 200 cases
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NORWALK (AP) — An Ohio woman who forced some of her 11 adopted, special-needs children to sleep in cages has been released after serving two years in prison on child abuse and endangering convictions. The state prison system says 62-year-old Sharen Gravelle was released Wednesday and must serve three years of probation. Her husband, 62-yearold Michael Gravelle, was convicted on similar counts and is scheduled for release Monday. The couple lost custody of the children in 2006. The Gravelles said they used wire and wood enclosures at their home in Norwalk in northern Ohio to protect children they said were unruly and destructive. Sharen Gravelle could not be reached for comment Thursday. No phone listing could be found.
A number of Vantage FCCLA (Culinary Arts and Early Childhood Education) students have advanced to the state contest this year. In all, 18 students earned the right to advance to the state competition held in Columbus. Cori Reuille, a Wayne Trace senior in Early Childhood Education, will compete in the Language and Literacy contest, while Joseph Shoppell from Lincolnview and Taylor Aldrich from Jefferson will compete in the Applied Technology contest. Members of
Vantage FCCLA Students Qualify for State Competition
the team who will compete in the Environmental Ambassadors contest are Sara Detrick from Parkway, Hope Nehls from Paulding and Angela Wells from Lincolnview. Several of the Culinary Arts contests are team events. Students heading to state contest this year include the Meeting Event Set-Up team of Eddie Hibbard from Wayne Trace, Dylan Marquart from Van Wert, and Storm Sensabaugh from Paulding. Kerrianne Blair from Crestview and
Alexis Cummings from Lincolnview will compete in the Entrepreneurship team contest. The Culinary Team Event members are Emily Flaugh from Wayne Trace, Rebekahlynette Mason from Lincolnview, and Kayla Garb from Crestview. Kayla Waldron from Van Wert, David Funk from Paulding and Ashley Hohenbrink from Kalida will compete in the Meeting Event Team contest. Kayla Waldron will also compete in the Dining Room Attendant contest.
Ohio gov seeks to halve utility watchdog funding
annually, often defending consumers against rate hikes. Migden-Ostrander said that the number of people the office helps would fall if its budget were halved. She also predicted agency layoffs. Migden-Ostrander argued that the cuts don’t make sense because the office saves residents much more than it costs them. Over the last two years, the OCC’s advocacy has directly saved customers more than $54 million, and its work with partner organizations saved residents millions more, Migden-Ostrander said. “That something might be a worthy cause or important program doesn’t change the fact that Ohio’s broke,” Kasich spokeswoman Connie Wehrkamp said in an e-mail. “If we want to start creating jobs we have to stop believing we can balance the budget with imaginary money and once again respect the honesty of hard choices.” Asked how cutting OCC’s budget helps fix Ohio’s financial problems, she replied: “It’s all taxpayer money.” According to Kasich’s twoyear spending proposal, the cut is aimed at avoiding “redundancy with the mission of the Public Utilities Commission (of Ohio),” which is funded primarily by assessments on the utility companies that are usually passed on to customers. The commissioners are appointed by the governor to regulate utilities. Migden-Ostrander challenged the argument, saying the OCC and PUCO fill different roles: OCC focuses solely on defending residents,
while PUCO tries to balance multiple interests, including those of utilities, customers and the environment. Kasich’s budget also cuts PUCO’s budget by 5.5 percent in the first year, and 18.1 percent in the second. Migden-Ostrander said cuts to her office could further affect PUCO, because the consumer’s counsel provides support to the commission, and could hurt Ohio’s business environment because OCC’s work has ripple effects that help keep down energy costs for commercial and industrial customers.
COLUMBUS (AP) — As Ohio’s new administration seeks to close an $8 billion budget gap, the state’s tax department is moving to close seven regional taxpayer service centers and lay off 99 employees at those locations. The workers were notified about the cuts by e-mail on Wednesday, The Columbus Dispatch reported. “Please know that the governor and I appreciate the work you do in the service of our state during these difficult times,” state Tax Commissioner Joe Testa wrote. The Department of Taxation satellite offices in Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Toledo, Youngstown and Zanesville will shut down June 30, when the current fiscal year ends, Testa told the Dispatch in an interview. “These are hard times and hard decisions,” the state tax chief said. “But for reasons of economy, we have to look very closely at all our operations.” Employees learned of the layoffs just one day after Gov. John Kasich released a two-year spending proposal that would attack Ohio’s expected budget shortfall through a combination of cutbacks, program restructuring and privatization of public assets. A union leader for tax workers argued that the closings would hurt 42,000 customers that visit the tax offices each year. “Where are they going to go now?“ asked Chandra Greever, of the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association. ”People that are culturally different, that are starting new businesses, that are behind in their taxes and need some help, that are senior citizens, they all go there.“ But Testa said the state can eliminate the regional tax centers because 80 percent of state tax returns are now filed electronically. Far fewer taxpayers now visit the regional offices; the commissioner said people are finding help through the agency’s website and its automated phone hotline. Ohioans who prefer inperson help after June 30 will have to travel to Columbus for the last remaining state taxpayer service center.
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“It’s easy to be independent when you’ve got money. But to be independent when you haven’t got a thing — that’s the Lord’s test.” — Mahalia Jackson, American gospel singer (1911-1972)
DEAR EDITOR: First of all I would like to commend Dave Hoffman and Jamie Lewis and the Delphos Jefferson Wildcats for a great basketball season. They played their hearts out and played a great game and they have nothing to hang their heads about. They beat the best of the BEST teams in this region. I would also like to thank Jim Metcalfe for some good items in the paper. He did his job well. Too bad we can’t say that about the radio station. This is a different situation for about all the announcers (which isn’t unusual) of Delphos in football or basketball. The other young man was pretty good and I expected his partner would make a good announcer, being a coach and all, but after listening, it sounded like he was giving a memorial at a funeral service. After we got our trophy at District, we got NO “good sportsmanship” from the other side, not even a peep. I guess that’s considered “good practice” by a Christian school. That’s what we call “arrogant winners” and “bad losers.” Bob Arnzen, the ambassador of good sportsmanship, would be ashamed of such actions. We watched the replay on a local TV channel. Andy Lynch and his partner made it sound like an all together different game. There was excitement in their voices and their calls which made it very interesting. We saw some and heard some very important calls and physical contact which wasn’t even mentioned on the radio. I did hear how nice the coaches and trainers from Harvest Prep where dressed. Very classy in their black outfits and suits (and what does that have to do with the price of eggs in China). Our first trip to state and we have to listen to a crappy radio program. Some of us older people can’t make the long trip physically and depend on the radio for energetic game calling, especially from our area. Well it didn’t happen as usual. If Rick Miller was in the house, as they said, he should have come and saved the radio station’s reputation because he is a little better when he comes to Jefferson ball games. Sharon Feathers, Delphos
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House rejects quick drawdown in Afghanistan
One Year Ago • The Delphos Police Department has purchased a fourwheel-drive vehicle. According to Police Chief Kyle Kittro, the 2006 Dodge Durango was purchased with forfeited drug money. “This vehicle was purchased entirely with seized drug money. All standard police accessories will be paid for with seized drug money. This vehicle did not cost the taxpayers anything to purchase or outfit,” Fittro said. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • Installed as new officers of Elida Future Farmers of America for 1986-87 at their recent annual banquet were Drew Fields, reporter; Randy Kling, treasurer; Andy Layman, vice president; Jody Long, president; Eric Martin, secretary; Jim Lane, student advisor; Eric Layman, chaplain and Brian Hines, sentinel. • Eight Tri-County basketball players will participate in the annual District 8 Coaches Association all-star games March 26 at Ottawa-Glandorf. Alan Syphrit, Jefferson; Mark Wurst, St. Johns; Rod Bowersock, Lincolnview; and Brian Vorst, Kalida, will play for the West in the Class A game. Eric Fortman and Curt Darbyshire, both of Columbus Grove, will play for the East. • Odenweller Milling Co., Ottoville, was honored recently for sales and service at a banquet sponsored by Kent Feeds Inf. The firm was also honored for five years as a Kent dealer. Maurie Reed, Kent Feeds senior vice president and marketing manager, presented the awards to Odenweller Milling representatives Annie and Gene Odenweller, Deanna Hohlbein, Mark Odenweller and Ralph Koester. 50 Years Ago — 1961 • Mrs. Hubert Altenburger entertained the Once-A-Month Pinochle Club in her home in Ottoville recently with a 7 p.m. dinner. Following dinner, cards were enjoyed with first prize going to Mrs. Paul Altenburger; second to Mrs. Joseph Honigford and traveling to Mrs. Henry Boecker. Mrs. William Stechschulte received the consolation prize. • Shamrocks, green candles and spring flowers centered the tables for the Father-Son Banquet at the Evangelical United Brethren Church Thursday night which was attended by 85 persons. The banquet was prepared and served by the ladies of the Women’s Society of World Service under the direction of Mrs. Lowell Jenkins, president. • The Delphos Country Club entertainment has slated an Irish Party for members of the club and their guests Saturday evening. In keeping with St. Patrick’s Day, typical Irish stew will be served at the club house. Cards will be enjoyed and a record dance will be held. 75 Years Ago — 1936 • A group of enterprising amateurs entertained in fine style Tuesday evening at the Capitol under the sponsorship of the management of the theatre. Three awards were given to the successful entrants. Watson Ley of Middle Point who played a slide trombone in a professional manner, received first award. The second award went to Bob Hilton of Van Wert, tap dancer. The Hartman Brothers of Ohio City, a trio, were awarded third honors for their close harmony. • The members of the basketball teams of the two local high schools will be guests of the Delphos Kiwanis Club at a smelt dinner which is to be served at the Beckman Hotel April 7. At a weekly meeting of the local club held Tuesday night, the Kiwanians voted to invite the Jefferson High and St. John’s High cagers to be their guests on that occasion.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly rejected a resolution calling for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan by year’s end as Republicans and Democrats joined together in embracing President Barack Obama’s long-term war strategy. The vote was 321-93 with one member voting present, a show of bipartisanship on national security and a referendum on the president’s policy after last year’s troop buildup. “We need to stand with our commander in chief. We need to stand with our troops and complete this task,” Republican Rep. Chris Gibson of New York, a freshman who did four Army combat tours in Iraq, said during the forceful debate. A resolution expresses lawmakers’ opinions but has no legal effect. Although this one had failed in the past and failed again, the debate provided a measure of Congress’ impatience with the war in the face of increasing budget pressure and growing public opposition reflected in recent opinion polls. A similar resolution failed in the House last March on a vote of 356-65, and both sides were closely watching Thursday’s vote to gauge the gains among the resolution’s proponents. During Thursday’s debate, lawmakers had warned that passage of the resolution would have dire consequences in the fight against terrorism and put the nation at risk of another 9/11 strike. “Withdrawing before completing our mission would reinforce extremist propaganda that Americans are weak and unreliable allies and facilitate extremist recruiting and future attacks,” said Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., the chairman of the Armed Services Committee. This week, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan echoed that warning, saying passage of the resolution would be hailed by the Taliban and al-Qaida as a victory. “We do not want the Taliban and their al-Qaida allies back in charge of Afghanistan or any significant part of Afghanistan from which they could plot attacks against us as they are still trying to do in the parts of Pakistan they’re in,” said Rep. Adam Smith of Washington state, the top Democrat on the Armed Services Committee. Top leaders in the House were determined to keep the resolution’s proponents from making inroads with the freshman class of 87 Republicans and nine Democrats, pressing them to vote against the measure. Army Gen. David Petraeus told Congress that the war is turning around and the United States is on track to begin drawing down troops in July. The timeline calls for ending U.S. and NATO combat operations by the end of 2014. The resolution and its chief sponsors — Reps. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, Walter Jones, R-N.C., and Ron Paul, R-Texas — argue that’s not fast enough. The resolution called for Obama to withdraw U.S. forces no later than Dec. 31, 2011.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, trying to reassure a worried nation, declared Thursday that “harmful levels” of radiation from the Japanese nuclear disaster are not expected to reach the U.S., even as other officials conceded it could take weeks to bring the crippled nuclear complex under control. The situation remains dangerous and complicated at the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi reactors in northeastern Japan, U.S. officials said. “We’ve seen an earthquake and tsunami render an unimaginable toll of death and destruction on one of our closest friends and allies in the world,” Obama said in brief remarks at the White House after a visit to the Japanese Embassy to offer his condolences. Obama said he had asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to conduct a “comprehensive review” of the safety of all U.S. nuclear plants. “When we see a crisis like the one in Japan, we have a responsibility to learn from this event and to draw from those lessons to ensure the safety and security of our people,” Obama said. There are 104 nuclear reactors in the United States, providing roughly 20 percent of the nation’s electricity. “Nuclear energy is an impor-
Obama says radiation in Japan won’t reach US
tant part of our own energy future,” Obama said. A leading industry group agreed with the review. “A review of our nuclear plants is an appropriate step after an event of this scale and we expect that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will conduct its own assessment,” said Marvin Fertel, president of the Nuclear Energy Institute. “The industry’s highest priority is the safe operation of 104 reactors in 31 states and we will incorporate lessons learned from this accident...” Navy Adm. Robert Willard, the top officer overseeing U.S. military assistance to Japan, said he has provided Japan with a “long list” of areas in which the U.S. military can help. Willard said he is cautiously optimistic that Japan will avert a worst-case nuclear disaster by preventing a full meltdown of its crippled reactors. Meanwhile, the first evacuation flight of U.S. citizens left Japan, the State Department said. In the U.S., Customs and Border Protection said there had been reports of radiation being detected from some cargo arriving from Japan at several airports, including ones in Chicago, Dallas and Seattle. Radiation had not been detected in passengers or luggage. And none of the reported incidents involved harmful
Senate sends funding bill to Obama
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved an additional $6 billion in spending cuts Thursday, passing legislation to keep the government running through April 8 and allow time for talks on a larger package of reductions demanded by Republicans. “The president is optimistic that Congress can get this done,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a statement. The measure brought the total of cuts to $10 billion since Republicans took control of the House in January on a promise to rein in the federal government. It cleared the Senate on Thursday on 87-13 vote one day after passing the House. Administration officials have already met with top aides to House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry, Reid, D-Nev. to discuss a compromise package of cuts that would be included in a longer-term bill funding the government for the six months remaining in the budget year. The House has passed a bill calling for $61 billion in cuts, but it lacks enough support to pass in the Senate, and Obama has threatened to veto it. It is not clear what, if any, progress has been made toward a possible compromise. The most significant decisions aren’t expected to be made until lawmakers return to the Capitol after a 10-day vacation. The $6 billion, combined with $4 billion enacted earlier, drew expressions of satisfaction from Republicans. “All in all, a good day’s work,” said Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz. While lawmakers in both parties hailed the $10 billion as the largest cutback in decades, it is dwarfed in the context of a $1.6 trillion deficit estimated for the current fiscal year. Any attempt to cut significantly into the red ink would have to expand beyond the domestic programs covered by the bill that passed Thursday, and include benefit programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
amounts. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the agency was screening passengers and cargo for “even a blip of radiation.” Obama said he knows that Americans are worried about potential risks from airborne radiation that could drift across the Pacific. “So I want to be very clear,” he said. “We do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the United States, whether it’s the West Coast, Hawaii, Alaska or U.S. territories.” Obama defended the recommendation of federal nuclear safety officials for a 50-mile evacuation zone around the crippled nuclear power plant for American troops and citizens in Japan, even though that is far larger than the zone spelled out by Japanese officials. “This decision was based on a careful scientific evaluation,” Obama said. “Beyond this 50-mile radius, the risks do not currently call for an evacuation.” At the same time, he said it was important to evacuate Americans “who may be endangered by exposure to radiation if the situation deteriorates.” Japanese officials have established a 12-mile evacuation zone and have said that people living 12 to 20 miles from the plant should stay inside.
Why inflation hurts more than it did 30 years ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation spooked the nation in the early 1980s. It surged and kept rising until it topped 13 percent. These days, inflation is much lower. Yet to many Americans, it feels worse now. And for a good reason: Their income has been even flatter than inflation. Back in the ’80’s, the money people made typically more than made up for high inflation. In 1981, banks would pay nearly 16 percent on a sixmonth CD. And workers typically got pay raises to match their higher living costs. No more. Over the 12 months that ended in February, consumer prices increased just 2.1 percent. Yet wages for many people have risen even less — if they’re not actually frozen. Social Security recipients have gone two years with no increase in benefits. Money market rates? You need a magnifying glass to find them. That’s why even moderate inflation hurts more now. And it’s why if food and gas prices lift inflation even slightly above current rates, consumer spending could weaken and slow the economy. “It feels more painful now than the ’80s,” says Judy Bates, who lives near Birmingham, Ala. “Money in the bank was growing like crazy because interest rates were high. My husband had a union job at a steel company and was getting cost-of-living raises and working overtime galore.” Bates, 58, makes her living writing and speaking about how people can stretch their dollars. Her husband, 61, is retired. They’ve paid off their mortgage and have no car payments. But they’re facing higher prices for food, gas, utilities, insurance and health care, while fetching measly returns on their savings. Consumer inflation did pick up in February, rising 0.5 percent, because of costlier food and gas. Still, looked at over the past 12 months, price increases have remained low. Problem is, these days any inflation tends to hurt. Not that everyone has been squeezed the same. It depends on personal circumstances. Some families with low expenses or generous pay increases have been little affected. Others who are heavy users of items whose prices have jumped — tuition, medical care, gasoline — have been hurt badly. Almost everyone is being pinched because nationally, income has stagnated. The median U.S. inflationadjusted household income — wages and investment income — fell to $49,777 in 2009, the most recent year for which figures are available, the Census Bureau says. That was 0.7 percent less than in 2008. Incomes probably dipped last year to $49,650, estimates Lynn Reaser, chief economist at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego and a board member of National Association
With a new three-week timetable set for negotiations, Republicans, Democrats and the White House all maneuvered for position. “It’s time for President Obama to finally come to the table and start engaging in this discussion,“ Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said in a statement. But one Senate Democrat, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, sought to drive a political wedge between Boehner and the 87 first-term Republican lawmakers in the House, many of them backed by tea party supporters. “Speaker Boehner wouldn’t have been able to pass this short-term measure without Democratic votes, and he won’t be able to pass a long-term one without Democratic votes either,” he said. “It’s clear that there is no path to compromise that goes through the tea party. We urge Speaker Boehner to push ahead without them. We are ready to work with him if he is willing to buck the extreme element of his party.“ for Business Economics. That marks a 0.3 percent drop from 2009. Incomes are likely to fall again this year — to $49,300, she says. Significant pay raises are rare during periods of high unemployment because workers have little bargaining power to demand them. They surely aren’t making it up at the bank. Last year, the average nationwide rate on a six-month CD was 0.44 percent. The rate on a money market account was even lower: 0.21 percent. Now go back three decades, a time of galloping inflation, interest rates and bond yields. When Paul Volcker took over the Federal Reserve in 1979, consumer inflation was 13.3 percent, the highest since 1946. To shrink inflation, Volcker raised interest rates to levels not seen since the Civil War. As interest rates soared, CD and money-market rates did, too. The average rate on money market accounts topped 9 percent. Treasury yields surged, pushing up rates on consumer and business loans. The 10-year Treasury note yielded more than 13 percent; today, it’s 3.5 percent. By 1984, consumers were enjoying a sweet spot: Lower prices but rising incomes and still-historically high rates on CDs and other savings investments. Consumer inflation had slid to 3.9 percent. Yet you could still get 10.7 percent on a six-month CD.
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TODAY 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9-11:30 a.m.— Delphos Project Recycle at Delphos Fuel and Wash. 9 a.m. to noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 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 8-11:30 a.m. — Knights of Columbus benefit for St. John’s School at the hall, Elida Ave. 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — The Green Thumb Garden Club will meet at the Delphos Public Library for luncheon and program. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. — Washington Township Trustees meet at the township house. 7:30 p.m. — Jefferson Athletic Boosters meet at the high school library. Spencerville village council meets at the mayor’s office. Delphos Eagles Auxiliary meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 Fifth St. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.
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first pair of baskets to start the fourth to get their lead back to double digits. The Wildcats (23-3) would not go away, however. With senior leading scorer Kristin Klausing (9 markers, 4 assists, 2 steals) enduring a 4-of-18 shooting night, they needed a pick-meup, They got it from junior Courtney Lewis (5 steals), who scored seven of her nine points in the canto. As well, senior 7th-girl Emily Fought dropped in all six of her points to aid the effort. Watts also fouled out at the 3:12 mark with the Warriors up 47-42. Two Lewis free throws at the 11-second mark got the Wildcats as close as they could ever get, 54-52. The Wildcats fouled twice to put the Warriors in the bonus with Chelsea McKnight (17 counters, 3 steals) going to the line with 4.1 ticks on the board. She hit the first but not the second, with Klausing grabbing the carom and calling time with 3.0 on the clock. Needing to go 3/4 of the court, the sideline inbounds was picked off by McKnight but she turned it back over, Harvest Prep’s 25th miscue. A last-second 3/4-court heave by Lewis hit the backboard but fell away as time expired. “We told our girls that this was not going to be easy. We are going to get everybody’s best shot and they gave us their ‘A’ game,” Warrior head coach David Dennis Sr. began. “When Shicole fouled out and during timeouts, I was telling the girls simply to calm down. We maybe hadn’t had too many close games but we’d been in this situation before, especially last year. We just needed to keep our poise and have others step up, as they did all year. We’re a balanced team and we needed to remember that.”
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I felt I needed to get us going when we fell behind in the third period but the shots just weren’t falling; I just never got into a flow. Every time we tried to get the ball to Bridget (Culp) inside, (Shicole) Watts was right there. We just lost to a better team tonight.” Head coach Dave Hoffman agreed about Klausing. “She’s an excellent player and has been one for three years. It was just one of those nights for her but unfortunately, it was against a team like this,” Hoffman noted. For junior Kennedy Boggs, who paced the Lady Wildcats with 16 markers, it was never about being intimidated by the defending champions nor the atmosphere of Value City Arena, though the Lady Wildcats
Kennedy Boggs led the Cats with 16 points on drives such as this in the fourth quarter. Both teams may have 61.7% versus 9-of-11 for the been nervous at the start, Warriors for 81.8%). Still, with the shooting showing Delphos led 12-9 when Culp some evidence. The Warriors hit an 8-footer with 25 ticks canned 4-of-18 shots in the showing. first (21-of-56 total, 4-of-15 Klausing gave Delphos on triples, for 37.5%). The its biggest lead, 14-9, early Lady Wildcats weren’t a lot in the second period but better, canning 5-of-17 (19- Harvest prep began to utilize of-54 overall, 3-of-12 long the much-taller Watts (6-1) range, for 35.7%). As well, inside. She scored six markthe Wildcats were only 2-of- ers in the canto. There was 6 from the line in the canto one tie and four lead changes, (11-of-18 for the night for the final one of the game at
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Cambridge girls fall 53-36 in D-II semifinal
By SETH STASKEY Times Leader COLUMBUS — It wasn’t the ending the Cambridge girls basketball team wanted, but it was an experience it wouldn’t have traded for anything. The Lady Bobcats’ season of first came to a crashing halt here Thursday afternoon at the hands of Division II state tournament regular Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown, which was making its fifth consecutive appearance at Value City Arena on the campus of The Ohio State University. “We were loose coming into the game,” said Cambridge head coach Dan Linscott. “We had a great shoot-around (Thursday morning), but we just didn’t shoot the ball well for whatever reason.” The Lady Bobcats struggled mightily from the floor, connecting on a chilling 12 of 45 from the field, while Hathaway Brown exerted its size, length By SETH STASKEY Times Leader and quickness to pull away for a 53-36 victory. The game was played at a pace of Cambridge’s liking in the early going with Hathaway Brown holding just a 10-6 lead after one period. “I thought if we could keep the game in the 30s or mid 40s even, we’d have a pretty good chance,” Linscott said. “We just didn’t shoot well and they started hitting a few shots and got away from us a little bit.” Hathaway Brown held a 20-15 lead at the intermission after Cambridge scored nine in a row to claw back into the contest. The Lady Bobcats didn’t record a field goal until there was a little more than 2 minutes to go in the half. The margin was still five until late in the third when Brown got off on a run and eventually closed the third with a 34-23 edge. Sophomore Vanessa Smith, who was impressive late in the game, scored two quick buckets
1:40 when Turner banked in a 3-ball from just left of the key. Watts hit a putback at 1:00 but Fischbach answered with her own putback with 47 ticks on the board for a 23-21 halftime lead, Harvest Prep. “I am very proud of the girls and how they played this year. These young ladies played with heart and they played hard every night,” Hoffman continued. “They showed it again tonight. They haven’t been intimidated all year and they weren’t tonight. This was not Kristin’s best scoring night but she was doing other things to help us out. Emily played terrific off the bench tonight. We forced them into 25 turnovers, about what we’ve been forcing all year. I thought we did a great job when we had the tempo our way.” Dennis knows his team has to handle things better against Fort Loramie. “We made a lot of uncharacteristic mistakes offensively. We have faced pressure before, like Brookhaven, Gainesville (Florida) and other teams like that and we handled the ball much better,” Dennis added. “I credit Jefferson for the pressure they put on us. They came in with nothing to lose and they played like it. We came with some big shots and turnovers when needed but it was a struggle.” Perhaps the biggest key to Tom Morris photo the game was a 48-28 domiCourtney Lewis goes up for a shot amongst two Warrior nation off the backboards by Harvest Prep (17-9 offen- defenders. sive) as Ayrealle Beavers handle them on the glass. We Bridget Culp 6, Morgan added seven for the victors gave it our best shot but we Fischbach 4, Courtney Lewis 9, Kennedy Boggs 16, Kristin Klausing and senior Chelsey Fischer lost to a very good team.” grabbed four for the Red and Harvest Prep totaled 15 9, Emily Fought 6, Chelsey Fischer 2. Totals: 19-11-52. White. fouls and Jefferson 10. Score by quarters: “That was the key for me. Harvest Prep 9 14 15 17 - 55 Jefferson 12 9 11 20 - 52 Harvest Prep 55 We were outsized almost 3 point goals: HP - Chelsea Shicole Watts 17, Jarel Francis every game this year,” McKnight 17, Ayrealle McKnight 2, Ayrealle Beavers, Hoffman added. “I thought 4, ChelseaDestiny Turner 5, Sarah Destiny Turner; DJ - Courtney Beavers 5, Lewis, Kennedy Boggs, Emily we did a decent job of defend- Crowder 7. Totals: 21-9-55. Fought. Delphos Jefferson 52 ing the post but we couldn’t
COLUMBUS — The state tournament brings out a higher level of intensity, no matter the sport. Jefferson’s girls basketball team came into Thursday’s state semifinal with defending champion Canal Winchester Harvest Prep knowing they needed to go to another level. They came close to advancing, eventually falling 55-52. However, it wasn’t for lack of effort for the undersized Lady Wildcats. For senior Kristin Klausing, it just wasn’t her night. “I was trying to press too much. I was trying to make things happen,” she noted. “I was forcing shots because
were in their first-ever state semifinal. “We really weren’t nervous when we hit the floor. We knew how good they were but we haven’t been afraid all year and we weren’t tonight,” Boggs noted. “We knew how much taller they were, so we had to work hard to box out and play tough. We played with heart, as we did all year. It just wasn’t enough.” She also spoke about the teamwork this 2010-11 unit embodied. “I just love every one of my teammates. We played with such teamwork all year,” Boggs added.” We’ve had girls step up all season and we played with so much heart all year, including tonight. I couldn’t think of a better way to end short of winning tonight and playing for a state title.”
Shadyside dreams shattered by Fort Loramie
come to an end. At some point, the distress of their last game will wear off and they will be able to realize their accomplishments, which included an OVAC, sectional, district and regional title. “I am hoping this feeling goes away soon,” Yates said. “We’ll definitely miss Kelsey and Sarah and we’ll go back to work this summer with our returning players.” Holloway, who was visibly upset at the post-game press conference, issued a message to her returning teammates. “Just work hard and never take anything for granted,” Holloway said fighting back tears. “They just need to come out and play every game hard offensively and defensively.” The Lady Tigers, who strolled through the Massillon regional with a pair of doubledigit victories, received a stiff message early in the contest when Tori Mauer drilled the first three shots of the game to allow Loramie to shoot out to a 8-0 lead just like that. Shadyside got within four at 14-10 in the third thanks to a goal by Hayley Holenka and a pair of foul shots from Holloway. However, Loramie proceeded to score the final six of the period to take a 20-10 lead after one. “We usually rely on our defense to get us going (offensively) when we’re struggling, but we never could get going,” Yates said. “Fort Loramie was a very good team.” Shadyside didn’t get
on run-outs to begin the fourth at Hathaway Brown began to pull away. Cambridge never threatened in the final quarter. Smith led the two-time defending state champions with 12 points and senior Tanisha Lawler added 11. Cambridge senior Molly Ritz, who is the daughter of former Colorado Rockies’ starting pitcher Kevin Ritz - left all she had on the Schottenstein Center floor. “It hurts to lose, but playing here was amazing,” Ritz said. “It was an experience of a lifetime.” Ritz finished with a doubledouble of 12 points and she equaled a D-II state tourney record with 16 rebounds. “I’ve never had a record before, so that’s pretty cool,” Ritz admitted. Senior Abby Wetherell added 10 points and five rebounds in 31 minutes of action.
COLUMBUS — In a season where everything had gone right, there couldn’t have been a worse time for something to go wrong for the Clyde Lady Fliers basketball team. A cruel twist of fate met the Clyde in the closing seconds of Thursday’s Division II state semifinal against Dayton Carroll at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus. Clyde had spent the entire game in foul trouble, but trailing 45-43 with 9.7 seconds left after a Kaylea Griffin free throw, the Fliers had just three team fouls and needed to foul four times with hopes of a Patriot miss at the foul line. It didn’t happen. Dayton Carroll’s Kelley Austria hit two free throws to end Clyde’s season at 25-1 with a 47-43 win that puts the Patriots in Saturday’s championship game against Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown. The four fouls needed to put Austria at the line took off a precious 4.3 seconds, but in the end Austria’s free throws with 5.4 seconds left put the game and season away for Clyde. The Fliers trailed 27-16 with 4:20 left in the third, but a 10-0 run heading into the final eight minutes gave Clyde a chance. Through the first half, Clyde was just 4 of 21 from the field, but only trailed 19-13 at the half. “I thought the moment got to us early,” Clyde coach John
Clyde girls fall in state semifinal to Dayton Carroll
Cahill said. “But I thought we played hard and gave ourselves opportunities. We got some good looks early, I just think it was a bit overwhelming. “But again, without a fouryear starter with 1,000 points (Spencer Robles) against who a lot of people believe is the best team in the state, and to have a chance to win it late, I just couldn’t be more proud of my kids. They really showed some courage and have nothing to hang their heads about.” After Clyde had clawed it’s way back in the game, Amanda Cahill was fouled going to the basket as time expired in the third and the Fliers trailing 27-26. However, the freshman missed both free throws and on the opening possession of the fourth, Clyde turned it over and Austria, a verbal to the University of Dayton, scored the easy basket for a 29-26 lead. That helped ignite yet another Carroll run as less than a minute and two more baskets later, the Patriots had surged back ahead 33-26 with 6:04 left. “That really changed the momentum,” Austria said. “I felt like our offense was back in a flow again after they had made a great run.” But Clyde didn’t go away, as Cahill fired in a deep 3-pointer with 3:31 left to cut the margin to 37-32 and after Austria turned the ball over, Cahill
dropped in a layup that made it 37-34 with 2:48 left. Off the inbounds, Breanne Michaels got a steal and foul, and the freshman split the pair to make it 37-35 with 2:37 left. Both teams traded the next four baskets, and trailing 43-39, Cahill converted a 3-point play that brought Clyde within 43-42 with 1:01 left. But at the other end, Ciara Poppa got an inside basket for a 45-42 lead as Cahill called a timeout with 22.7 seconds left to regroup. Going for the quick two points, Griffin was fouled with 15.3 seconds left and split the pair. “In the second half I thought we played well,” Cahill said. “It was just tough to overcome the start when we had good looks early and didn’t make them.” Amanda Cahill led Clyde with 15 points, four rebounds, three steals and three blocks. Griffin added seven points and 15 rebounds while Michaels scored nine and Rachael Smetzler added seven. For Carroll, Austria was the difference in scoring a gamehigh 19 points while grabbing nine rebounds and adding six steals and four assists. Cahill was pleased with how his team handled the much taller Patriots, led by 6-foot-6 center Ciara Triplett. The Wright State University recruit finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks.
COLUMBUS — Shadyside spent hours upon hours looking at scouting reports and tapes of Fort Loramie prior to its Division IV state semifinal. Still, the Lady Tigers didn’t see anything like they saw here Thursday evening on the floor of the Value City Arena inside the Jerome Schottenstein Center on the campus of The Ohio State University. Fort Loramie, which battled its way through the brutal Springfield regional, turned up the defensive pressure from the opening tip and never allowed the Lady Tigers to get into any sort of offensive flow en route to a decisive 72-28 victory. “We couldn’t do our thing (offensively),” said upset Shadyside head coach Tina Yates. “Fort Loramie’s defense was better tonight than on any tape or scouting report we saw. We never saw them get up tight on people.” Fort Loramie, which is now 22-5 on the season, will return here Saturday at 2 p.m. to play for the state championship. “I can’t say enough about how focused and determined we came out today,” said Ft. Loramie head coach Carla Seigel. “I thought our girls executed our defensive game plan exactly the way we should.” The loss ends the Lady Tigers’ brilliant season with a 26-1 record and sees the superb careers of seniors Kelsey Holloway and Sarah Neavin
untracked offensively in the second period until there was just 3:22 to go in the half when Holenka drilled a trey. Fort Loramie, which plays in the highly competitive Shelby County League, proceeded to score six of the final eight of the half for a 31-15 lead. Yates indicated no panic buttons were hit at halftime despite the fact that the Lady Tigers, who hadn’t trailed at the intermission, let alone by double figures. “I just told the girls that we had to do it together if we were going to make a run,” Yates said. “We knew the third quarter was going to be big and we’d need to get a couple of stops.” Despite knowing that, Shadyside watched Fort Loramie score the first five points of the third quarter because in its lockerroom, Siegel was drilling her team on last year’s trip here when it coughed up a double-figure lead to Canal Winchester World Harvest Prep. “We made mistakes here last year and we learned from them,” Siegel said. “We had a nice lead at halftime, but we told the girls we had to finish strong. I told them I wouldn’t be happy to win by the margin of score we were up at half.” Her team took the message to heart as it outscored Shadyside 14-6 in the third and then poured on 27 more in the fourth, which resulted in the most lopsided Division IV state tournament game in OHSAA history.
OSU won’t get caught by No. 16 Pirates end Cougars’ tournament run in thriller
JOHN KAMPF Journal Register News Service By Jim Cox firstname.lastname@example.org BOWLING GREEN Thursday night’s Division II regional semifinal at Bowling Green looked familiar to Van Wert basketball fans. Like the district final against Celina, it was two defensive minded teams clawing at each other for 32 minutes until the last possession decided it. Unfortunately for the Cougars, it was Rocky River living a charmed life in the closing seconds as Pirate guard Kyle Dunne drilled a wide-open three from the left wing with 11 seconds left to win it 54-52. After Dunne’s big shot, Van Wert called a timeout to set up a last try, but Corey Clifton’s 18-foot jumper from the right wing was long, and the Pirates snared the board with less than two seconds showing on the clock. A couple of Van Wert fouls later (Rocky River wasn’t in the bonus) the season was over for the Cougars. Rocky River advances with a 22-2 record, while Van Wert finishes at 19-5. Van Wert led 45-43 at the end of three. Reggie Phillips started the fourth period with his own personal 6-2 run to up that margin to 51-45. The speedy junior first canned a pair of free throws. Rocky River’s James Meyer converted a Cougar turnover into a wide open breakaway layup, but Phillips came back with a 10-foot baseline put-back and a fast break layup off of a Clifton assist. That six-point lead with 4:26 left appeared to give Van Wert some breathing room, but things fell apart after that. Meyer drained a trey from out front, and after a Cougar miss, Dunne drove the lane, was fouled, and hit one of two freebies -- 51-49, Van Wert, at 3:10. The Cougs turned it over again, and Rocky River’s Jonathan Lihani was fouled on a put-back. Lihani made both free throws to tie it at 51 with 2:51 remaining. After a couple of exchanges via misses and turnovers, Clifton drove the lane, was fouled, and hit the second of two — 52-51, Cougs, with 25 ticks left. That set the stage for Dunne’s game winner. The first quarter belonged to the Pirates. Jacob Myers hit two free throws 11 seconds in to give Van Wert a lead, but seven Rocky River layups and some free throws later, it was 21-14, Maroon and White, after one quarter. The Pirates’ pesky defense had forced five Cougar turnovers by then, while Rocky River hadn’t committed a miscue. Neither team was missing much from the field — Rocky River 9 of 15, Van Wert 6 of 9 — but the ballhandling mistakes proved costly to the Scarlet and Gray. Things got no better for the Cougars early in the second period. Five more Van Wert errors sparked Rocky River to a 29-18 lead with 4:15 left, before the Cougs seemed to right the ship. A Van Wert 7-0 run (Clifton turnaround elbow jumper, Clifton free throw, Myers elbow jumper, Phillips steal and coast-tocoast layup) narrowed the gap to 29-25 at 2:18. The teams exchanged buckets (Lehani and Phillips), but Pirate point guard Jimmy Corrigan was Don’t expect Ohio State to sleepwalk its way through today’s game against TexasSan Antonio. The Buckeyes know full well what happened to fourth-seeded Louisville and saw No. 4 Kentucky struggle in a twopoint win over Princeton, not to mention No. 12 Richmond’s upset of No. 5 Vanderbilt on Thursday. This Ohio State team, with senior leadership coming from David Lighty, Dallas Lauderdale and Jon Diebler, is too experienced to let that happen. If anything, the close calls and upsets of the tournament’s first day should serve as a warning to the Buckeyes, and it’s safe to say they got the message. That Ohio State is focused on them is a bad sign for Texas-San Antonio. The Roadrunners have a nice team by Southland Conference standards, but that shouldn’t get them too far against the Tina Eley photo Buckeyes. UTSA comes into Van Wert’s Reggie Phillips lays one in over a Pirate today’s game on a six-game defender in Thursday’s Division II regional semifinal at Bowling Green. fouled on a triple try and made all three free throws at 0:50 to give Rocky River a 34-27 halftime lead. “Without seeing them play live, it’s hard to see their quickness,” said Van Wert coach Dave Froelich of the number of layups by the Pirates in the early going. “They’re quick. They’re quicker than our guys could adjust to. We just turned our head especially, and they did a good job of getting to the basket. I thought Reggie Phillips then changed things by applying some pressure out front.” Things looked bright for Van Wert in the early going of the third period as the Cougars started it with a wild 11-0 run, sparked by a rash of Pirate turnovers. Clifton sliced through the lane for a layup, Phillips cashed in two free throws after a Jacob Hood steal, then a layup after another Hood steal, Clifton swished a three from straight away, and Myers hit a backdoor layup via a Clifton assist. Thus, it was suddenly 38-34, Cougars, at the 4:51 mark. Back came the feisty Pirates -- this time with a corner three (Meyer) and a put-back (Michael Pavlik) — to regain the lead 39-38. Clifton tripled from the right wing — 41-39, Van Wert, but Rocky River’s Joey Kinsley dropped a jumper from the foul line area to tie it. Clifton countered with a 17-foot angle shot, and Joe Moonshower laid one in on an inbounds pass from Joey Hurless to make it 45-41 at 1:25. Meyer cut it to 45-43 after three, however, with a transition layup off another Van Wert turnover. Although Van Wert outshot Rocky River from the field 57% (21 of 37 — including 2 of 8 from three) to 47% (20 of 43 — including 4 of 16 from long range) and also dominated the boards (25-16), the turnovers proved fatal. The Cougars erred 21 times, while the Pirates had 14 miscues. Free throws also were critical, with Rocky River going 10 for 11 (91%), Van Wert 8 of 12 (67%). This was surprising because the Pirates have struggled all year from the stripe, per coach Michael Murray, shooting less than 60 percent on the year. “In a regional tournament game you expect it to be as competitive and as tough as it was,” said Froelich. “Congratulations to them. They made one more play to finish it up. It’s a good solid team. It’s kinda like playing ourselves. Similar styles and philosophies at both ends. It kinda played out that way — other than our handling of the basketball — we were atrocious, but you have to give them credit. They pressured us, extended us, bothered us all night.” For the second straight game Clifton and Phillips shot lights out from the field, Clifton 8 for 12 and 20 points, Phillips 7 of 9 and 18 points. Clifton also snared eight rebounds. Hurless had four assists to lead Van Wert in that department. Rocky River’s three stalwart seniors, Dunne, Meyer, and Corrigan scored 16,14, and 12 points. “It was a fun run in the tournament,” said Froelich. “We felt good about our opportunity coming up here. It’s always a sick feeling when you finish up every year, but it’s important to focus on the journey, the fun, the things we accomplished, not on the goals not reached. It was a good run. I’m proud of what the kids did this year.”
Score by quarters: Rocky River 21 13 9 11 - 54 Van Wert 14 13 18 7 - 52 Rocky River (54) Meyer 6-9 0-0 14, Pavlik 1-2 0-0 2, Thorn 1-3 0-0 2, Corrigan 3-9 6-6 12, Dunne 6-12 2-3 16, Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Lihani 1-4 2-2 4, Kinsley 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 20-43 10-11 54. Van Wert (52) Clifton 8-12 2-4 20, Fleming 1-4 0-0 2, Hood 1-2 0-2 2, Myers 3-9 2-2 8, Phillips 7-9 4-4 18, Doidge 0-0 0-0 0, Hurless 0-0 0-0 0, Joe Moonshower 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 21-37 8-12 52. Three-point field goals: Rocky River 4 (Meyer 2, Dune 2), Van Wert 2 (Clifton 2).
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College basketball: East Regional roundup
At Tampa, Fla. -- Brandon Knight missed his first seven shots and even found himself on the bench in the final minute against Princeton. His confidence could have been shaken. His ego could have been bruised. After all, he was a freshman playing in his first NCAA tournament game. Then again, Knight’s no ordinary newcomer. Held scoreless for more than 39 minutes, Knight made a driving layup with 2 seconds remaining to lift No. 4 seed Kentucky to a 59-57 win over 13th-seeded Princeton. “I have all the faith and confidence in the world in him,” Coach John Calipari said. “He’s not afraid to make a play. Guys like him aren’t At Washington, D.C. — Sometimes, a game-winning play is craftily designed and enacted with precision by each of the five players on the floor. And sometimes, the decisive basket is the result of an enormous amount of luck. The play that Butler used to beat Old Dominion, 60-58, fell squarely into the latter category. Afterward, the Bulldogs made no apologies — especially because their previous foray into the NCAA tournament ended when a lastsecond shot failed to go their way. Matt Howard’s tip-in at the buzzer carried the eighthseeded Bulldogs past ODU and into the next round of the Southeast Regional. The play was not what Butler coach Brad Stevens had in mind when he sent his team to the floor with the score tied and 32 seconds left. Guard Shawn Vanzant was driving to the basket from the right side when he lost his footing and threw the ball toward the rim. Teammate Andrew Smith slapped the ball out of the air off the backboard, and Howard went up with his right hand and put the ball in from the left side an instant before time expired. “We were fortunate to win,” Stevens said. “It didn’t afraid to miss.” The Tigers (25-7) shut Knight down much of the game, doubling him on drives, putting a hand in his face on the perimeter and contesting every shot. -- Clemson’s determination to overcome fatigue was no match for West Virginia’s fresh legs. Playing its second game in just more than 36 hours, the 12th-seeded Tigers built an early double-digit lead before falling, 84-76, to the No. 5 Mountaineers. Darryl Bryant scored 19 points and Kevin Jones added 17 as West Virginia (21-11) overcame a slow start. Bryant’s four-point play and a long 3-pointer by Jones that tied it,
winning streak, but it did not exactly come against a Who’s Who in College Basketball — Central Arkansas, TexasArlington, Northwestern State, Sam Houston State, McNeese State and Alabama State. That doesn’t mean the Roadrunners can’t pull the upset, but it certainly stacks the proverbial deck against them. The Roadrunners at times on Wednesday looked lost and slow afoot against Alabama State in a play-in game. The Buckeyes, even though they don’t go especially deep on their bench, should be able to take over with their athleticism and length. UTSA is going to find what most teams found this year — that Ohio State can really shoot the ball and has a powerful inside presence in Jared Sullinger. The Roadrunners’ best chance — aside from OSU looking past them — is for the Buckeyes to go Lake Erie frigid from the perimeter while they are doubling down to take away Sullinger. Don’t count on either working. Even when OSU has struggled from the field this year,
its defense was more than enough to ensure victory. It would be beneficial for the future if the Buckeyes blow this one out from the beginning, get a comfortable lead and substitute freely — maybe as early as in the first half. Three of the starting five — Diebler, Lighty and Lauderdale — are seniors. The other two, freshman Sullinger and junior William Buford, could conceivably enter the NBA draft after this season. That means Ohio State potentially could have an entire new look next year with a lot of freshmen playing. It might not be a bad idea to get players such as Deshaun Thomas, Jordan Sibert and Lenzelle Smith some minutes in an NCAA tournament to prep a little for the future. But that can’t happen if Ohio State plays poorly out of the gate today or — shudder to think — for the entire game. This would be a good time for the Buckeyes to flex their muscles, impose their will and play like the No. 1 overall seed that they are. No 16 seed has ever beaten a 1 seed, and the guess here is that string will continue. Prediction: Ohio State 82, Texas-San Antonio 54.
College basketball: Southeast Regional roundup
look pretty and that’s not exactly the way you want it to end by any means, but they were in the right spots.” A year ago, Butler’s magical run to the NCAA championship game ended with a narrow miss from halfcourt at the buzzer against Duke. In this game, the Bulldogs got the bounce they needed. “A lot of credit has got to go to Andrew, who made a great play to keep it alive,” Howard said. “I tried to get it up as quickly as possible, and fortunately we had just enough time.” -- Ashton Gibbs scored 20 of his 26 points after halftime, and bigger, stronger, more physical Pittsburgh kept the No. 1s perfect against the No. 16s in the NCAA tournament by beating North CarolinaAsheville, 74-51. The Panthers showed the scrappy Big South champions what Big East play is all about, outrebounding the Bulldogs, 50-27, to make up for so-so shooting by nearly everyone but Gibbs.
40-40, at the half highlighted a game-changing 28-8 run that enabled West Virginia to turn a 10-point deficit into a 57-47 lead. The closest Clemson (22-12) would get the rest of the way was three. That’s when Dalton Pepper stepped up for West Virginia. Spearheading the 1-3-1 defense the Mountaineers used to force Clemson into burning the clock while working for shots, the sophomore guard made two steals at midcourt that he turned into a dunk and layup. They allowed the Mountaineers to finish the job. “We were mixing up defenses and we were getting in the passing lanes and stuff,” said Pepper.
NCAA Tournament Glance By The Associated Press All Times EDT FIRST ROUND At UD Arena Dayton, Ohio Tuesday, March 15 UNC Asheville 81, Arkansas-Little Rock 77, OT Clemson 70, UAB 52 Wednesday, March 16 Texas-San Antonio 70, Alabama State 61 Virginia Commonwealth 59, Southern Cal 46 EAST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 17 At St. Pete Times Forum Tampa, Fla. West Virginia 84, Clemson 76 Kentucky 59, Princeton 57 Friday, March 18 At Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina (26-7) vs. Long Island University (27-5), 7:15 p.m. Washington (23-10) vs. Georgia (21-11), 30 minutes following At Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland George Mason (26-6) vs. Villanova (21-11), 2:10 p.m. Ohio State (32-2) vs. Texas-San Antonio (2013), 30 minutes following Xavier (24-7) vs. Marquette (20-14), 7:27 p.m. Syracuse (26-7) vs. Indiana State (20-13), 30 minutes following Third Round Saturday, March 19 At St. Pete Times Forum Tampa, Fla. West Virginia (21-11) vs. Kentucky (26-8) Sunday, March 20 At Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina-Long Island University winner vs. Washington-Georgia winner At Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland Ohio State-Texas-San Antonio winner vs. George Mason-Villanova winner Syracuse-Indiana State winner vs. XavierMarquette winner At The Prudential Center Newark, N.J. Regional Semifinals Friday, March 25 Ohio State-Texas-San Antonio—George
Mason-Villanova winner vs. West VirginiaKentucky winner North Carolina-Long Island University— Washington-Georgia winner vs. SyracuseIndiana State—Xavier-Marquette winner Regional Championship Sunday, March 27 Semifinal winners SOUTHEAST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 17 At The Verizon Center Washington Butler 60, Old Dominion 58 Pittsburgh 74, UNC Asheville 51 At St. Pete Times Forum Tampa, Fla. Florida 79, UC Santa Barbara 51 UCLA 78, Michigan State 76 At The Pepsi Center Denver BYU 74, Wofford 66 Gonzaga 86, St. John’s 71 At The McKale Center Tucson, Ariz. Wisconsin 72, Belmont 58 Kansas State 73, Utah State 68 Third Round Saturday, March 19 At The Verizon Center Washington Pittsburgh (28-5) vs. Butler (24-9) At St. Pete Times Forum Tampa, Fla. Florida (27-7) vs. UCLA (23-10) At The Pepsi Center Denver BYU (31-4) vs. Gonzaga (25-9) At The McKale Center Tucson, Ariz. Kansas State (23-10) vs. Wisconsin (24-8) At New Orleans Arena Regional Semifinals Thursday, March 24 Pittsburgh-Butler winner vs. Kansas StateWisconsin winner Florida-UCLA winner vs. BYU-Gonzaga winner Regional Championship Saturday, March 26 Semifinal winners SOUTHWEST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 17 At The Pepsi Center Denver Morehead State 62, Louisville 61 Richmond 69, Vanderbilt 66 Friday, March 18 At The United Center Chicago Notre Dame (26-6) vs. Akron (23-12), 1:40, p.m. Texas A&M (24-8) vs. Florida State (21-10), 30 minutes following Purdue (25-7) vs. St. Peter’s (20-13), 7:20 p.m. Georgetown (21-10) vs. Virginia Commonwealth (24-11), 30 minutes following At The BOK Center Tulsa, Okla. Kansas (32-2) vs. Boston University (21-13), 6:50 p.m. UNLV (24-8) vs. Illinois (19-13), 30 minutes following Third Round Saturday, March 19 At The Pepsi Center Denver Morehead State (25-9) vs. Richmond (28-7) Sunday, March 20 At The United Center Chicago Notre Dame-Akron winner vs. Texas A&MFlorida State winner Purdue-St. Peter’s winner vs. GeorgetownSouthern Cal-Virginia Commonwealth winner At The BOK Center Tulsa, Okla. Kansas-Boston University winner vs. UNLVIllinois winner At The Alamodome San Antonio Regional Semifinals Friday, March 25 Kansas-Boston University—UNLV-Illinois winner vs. Morehead State-Richmond winner Notre Dame-Akron—Texas A&M-Florida State winner vs. Purdue-St. Peter’s—GeorgetownSouthern Cal-Virginia Commonwealth winner Regional Championship Sunday, March 27 Semifinal winners WEST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 17 At The McKale Center Tucson, Ariz. Temple 66, Penn State 64 San Diego State 68, Northern Colorado 50 At The Verizon Center Washington
At Tucson, Ariz. -- Jacob Pullen scored 22 points and hit some big free throws down the stretch, helping Kansas State hold off Utah State, 73-68, the Aggies’ seventh straight opening loss. Pullen didn’t show any ill affects from the flu that kept him out of practice Wednesday, scoring 10 points in the first half as fifth-seeded Kansas State (23-10)
Connecticut 81, Bucknell 52 Cincinnati 78, Missouri 63 Friday, March 18 At The BOK Center Tulsa, Okla. Texas (27-7) vs. Oakland, Mich. (25-9), 12:15 p.m. Arizona (27-7) vs. Memphis (25-9), 30 minutes following At Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte, N.C. Michigan (20-13) vs. Tennessee (19-14), 12:40 p.m. Duke (30-4) vs. Hampton (24-8), 30 minutes following Third Round Saturday, March 19 At The Verizon Center Washington Connecticut (27-9) vs. Cincinnati (26-8) At The McKale Center Tucson, Ariz. San Diego State (33-2) vs. Temple (26-7) Sunday, March 20 At Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte, N.C. Duke-Hampton winner vs. Michigan-Tennessee winner At The BOK Center Tulsa, Okla. Texas-Oakland, Mich. winner vs. ArizonaMemphis winner At The Honda Center Anaheim, Calif. Regional Semifinals Thursday, March 24 Duke-Hampton—Michigan-Tennessee winner vs. Texas-Oakland, Mich.—Arizona-Memphis winner San Diego State-Temple winner vs. ConnecticutCincinnati winner Regional Championship Saturday, March 26 Semifinal winners FINAL FOUR At Reliant Stadium Houston National Semifinals Saturday, April 2 East champion vs. West champion Southeast champion vs. Southwest champion National Championship Monday, April 4 Semifinal winners
By The Associated Press All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Philadelphia 70 43 19 8 Pittsburgh 71 41 22 8 N.Y. Rangers 71 37 30 4 New Jersey 70 33 33 4 N.Y. Islanders 71 27 33 11 Northeast Division GP W L OT Boston 70 39 21 10 Montreal 71 39 25 7 Buffalo 70 34 28 8 Toronto 72 31 31 10 Ottawa 71 26 36 9 Southeast Division GP W L OT Washington 72 41 21 10 Tampa Bay 71 39 22 10 Carolina 71 32 29 10 Atlanta 71 30 29 12 Florida 71 29 33 9 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Detroit 71 43 20 8 Chicago 71 38 25 8 Nashville 71 36 25 10 Columbus 70 32 28 10 St. Louis 71 32 30 9 Northwest Division GP W L OT y-Vancouver 72 47 16 9 Calgary 73 37 27 9 Minnesota 71 35 29 7 Colorado 70 26 36 8 Edmonton 71 23 39 9 Pacific Division GP W L OT San Jose 72 41 23 8 Phoenix 72 38 23 11 Los Angeles 71 40 26 5 Dallas 71 38 25 8
GA 188 172 174 179 227 GA 170 178 202 223 221 GA 176 214 212 230 194
built an 11-point lead. -- Jon Leuer scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half and Wisconsin methodically dispatched Belmont, 72-58, the Badgers’ fifth consecutive NCAA tournament-opening victory. Jordan Taylor added 21 for the fourth-seeded Badgers (24-8), 14 in the first half. At Denver -- Marquise Carter scored a career-high 24 points, lifting 11thseeded Gonzaga to an 86-71 victory over sixth-seeded St. John’s to cap a stellar day for the underdogs at the Pepsi Center. The Bulldogs (25-9) used their size and strength to muscle around the Red Storm (21-12) -- Jimmer Fredette lived up to his billing, scoring 32 points to lift third-seeded Brigham Young to a 74-66 victory over No. 14 Wofford. Hounded, double teamed and trapped by Wofford defenders much of the night, the nation’s leading scorer still got off 25 shots and made 12 trips to the freethrow line to help the Cougars win their school-record 31st game. At Tampa, Fla. -- Tyler Honeycutt and Malcolm Lee scored 16 points apiece and seventh-seeded UCLA held off a late comeback by No. 10 seed Michigan State to win 78-76 victory in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Bruins (23-10) won despite missing 17 free throws, nine of them in the final 3:40. -- Erving Walker scored 18 points, Chandler Parsons flirted with his first triple-double and Florida coasted to a 79-51 victory over 15th-seeded UC Santa Barbara. Parsons, the Southeastern Conference’s player of the year, finished with 10 points, seven rebounds and a career-high 10 assists.
70 38 27 5 81 197 203
Pts GF 94 225 90 206 78 204 70 151 65 197 Pts GF 88 211 85 189 76 203 72 187 61 161 Pts GF 92 195 88 212 74 198 72 200 67 179
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. y-clinched division
Pts GF 94 232 84 232 82 183 74 190 73 198 Pts GF 103 237 83 222 77 180 60 195 55 173 Pts GF 90 206 87 209 85 196 84 201
GA 201 201 168 211 209 GA 169 209 191 248 234 GA 188 204 174 199
Thursday’s Games Atlanta 4, Philadelphia 3, SO Montreal 3, Tampa Bay 2, SO Detroit 2, Columbus 0 Ottawa 3, New Jersey 1 Florida 4, Toronto 0 Nashville 4, Boston 3, OT Dallas 5, Chicago 0 Calgary 5, Colorado 2 Phoenix 3, Edmonton 1 St. Louis 4, Los Angeles 0 San Jose 3, Minnesota 2 Friday’s Games Washington at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Montreal at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Columbus at Minnesota, 2 p.m. Atlanta at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Ottawa, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Florida, 7 p.m. Detroit at Nashville, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 8 p.m. Colorado at Edmonton, 10 p.m. Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. St. Louis at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 12:30 p.m. Nashville at Buffalo, 5 p.m. New Jersey at Columbus, 5 p.m. Montreal at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Chicago at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Calgary at Anaheim, 8 p.m.
8— The Herald
Shahbaz Bhatti, a modern martyr
Friday, March 18, 2011
In the early days of Christianity, martyrs often gave their final testimonies of faith to Roman leaders before they were crucified, burned or fed to lions. Times being what they are, Shahbaz Bhatti turned to Al-Jazeera and YouTube. The only Christian in Pakistan’s Cabinet knew it was only a matter of time before his work as minister for minority affairs got him killed. Threats by the Taliban and al-Qaida kept increasing. “I want to share that I believe in Jesus Christ, who has given his own life for us. I know what is the meaning of the cross and I follow him on the cross,” said Bhatti, in a startlingly calm video recorded several weeks before his assassination on March 2. “When I’m leading this campaign against the sharia laws for the abolishment of blasphemy law, and speaking for the oppressed and marginalized persecuted Christian and other minorities, these Taliban threaten me. ... I’m living for my community and suffering people and I will die to defend their rights. So these threats and these warnings cannot change my opinion and principles.” The last straw was almost certainly the Catholic statesman’s defense of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five who was sentenced to death last November for the crime of blas-
phemy after she publicly defended her faith in a village argument. The verdict -- which must be upheld by a higher court -- further polarized a tense nation and sparked a global firestorm. Then again, in 2009 Bhatti received the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom’s first medallion for the promotion of religious freedom. A year later, he met with Pope Benedict XVI to discuss interfaith work and religious liberty in Pakistan. Bhatti was not hiding his convictions. The blasphemy laws in question went into effect in 1986, during the dictatorship of Gen. Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq. They ban, among other actions, the use of “derogatory remarks, etc; in respect of the Holy Prophet. Whoever by words, either spoken or written or by visible representation, or by any imputation, innuendo or insinuation, directly or indirectly,
defiles the sacred name of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) shall be punished with death, or imprisonment for life, and shall also be liable to fine.” These blasphemy laws have been used against hundreds of Muslim dissenters and Ahmadi sect members, whose approach to Islam is specifically attacked in the laws. In practice, conversion from Islam to another faith is considered blasphemy, as are attempts to advocate or defend minority faiths, such as Christianity or Hinduism. Vigilantes often kill those formally or informally accused of blasphemy -- making trials irrelevant. This was the case with Bhatti’s death in a wave of machine-gun fire into his unarmored car. Pakistani officials had denied his request for an armored car, despite the constant threat of drive-by shootings. Formalities were also irrelevant on Jan. 4, when Salmaan Taseer, the governor of Pakistan’s Punjab Province, was assassinated by one of his bodyguards. This outspoken Muslim also defended Bibi and called for reform in the use of blasphemy laws. Adoring crowds showered Taseer’s assassin with rose petals and garlands as he arrived to face a magistrate, while moderate Muslim leaders remained silent. Pakistan’s legisla-
tors observed a moment of silence for Bhatti, since it probably would have been fatal for anyone to offer a prayer in his honor. After all, pamphlets left by those who killed Bhatti warned that they would keep fighting “all the world’s infidels, crusaders, Jews and their operatives within the Muslim brotherhood. ... This is the fate of that cursed man. And now, with the grace of Allah, the warriors of Islam will pick you out one by one and send you to hell, God willing.” Apparently, many radicals in Pakistan have concluded -- a perfect Catch-22 -- that it is blasphemy to oppose the blasphemy laws. Meanwhile, the Pakistani conference of Catholic bishops is preparing to render a judgment of its own. Later this month the bishops will review a proposal to ask the Vatican to designate Bhatti as a martyr. “Bhatti is a man who gave his life for his crystalline faith in Jesus Christ,” Bishop Andrew Francis of Multan told a Vatican news agency. “It is up to us, the bishops, to tell his story and experience to the church in Rome, to call for official recognition of his martyrdom.
(Terry Mattingly is director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and leads the GetReligion.org project to study religion and the news.) Copyright 2010, United Feature Syndicate
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A.C.T.S. NEW TESTAMENT FELLOWSHIP Rev. Linda Wannemacher-Pastor Jaye Wannemacher-Worship Leader Contact: 419-695-3566 Sunday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study with worship @ ACTS Chapel-8277 German Rd., Delphos Thursday - 7:00 p.m. “For Such A Time As This” All & Non Denominational Tri-County Community Intercessory Prayer Meeting @ Presbyterian Church (Basement), 310 W. 2nd St. Delphos Everyone Welcome. FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN 310 W. Second St. 419-692-5737 Pastor Harry Tolhurst Sunday - 11:00 Worship Service ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 422 North Pierce St., Delphos Phone 419-695-2616 Rev. Angela Khabeb Sunday is the Second Sunday in Lent Saturday - 8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Sunday - 8:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship w/Communion Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Worship with communion FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD “Where Jesus is Healing Hurting Hearts!” 808 Metbliss Ave., Delphos One block south of Stadium Park. 419-692-6741 Senior Pastor - Dan Eaton Sunday - 10:30 a.m. - Celebration of Worship with Children’s Church & Nursery provided; 6:00 p.m. - Youth Crew at The ROC Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Prayer Small groups offered at various times. Please call the church for information. DELPHOS CHRISTIAN UNION Pastor: Rev. Gary Fish 470 S. Franklin St., (419) 692-9940 9:30 Sunday School 10:30 Sunday morning service. Youth ministry every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Children’s ministry every third Saturday from 11 to 1:30. ST. PAUL’S UNITED METHODIST 335 S. Main St. Delphos Pastor - Rev. David Howell Sunday - 9:00 a.m. Worship Service. DELPHOS WESLEYAN CHURCH 11720 Delphos Southworth Rd. Delphos - Phone 419-695-1723 Pastor Wayne Prater Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Service and prayer meeting. TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 211 E. Third St., Delphos Rev. David Howell, Pastor Week of March 20, 2011 Sunday - 8:15 a.m. Worship Service; 9:30 a.m. Church School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 11:30 a.m. Radio Worship on WDOH, Soup and Salad Lunch; 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Confirmation Class, First Day of Spring Monday - 3:00 p.m-4:30 p.m. Girl Scouts; 7:00 p.m. Worship Committee Tuesday- 6:00 p.m. Weight Watchers Wednesday-1:00 p.m. Combined U.M.W. Circles; 7:00 p.m Chancel Choir; Thursday-12:00 noon Lenten Luncheon @ Trinity; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Suppers on Us Friday- 3:00 p.m. Kiwanis K-Kids, Mustard Seeds MARION BAPTIST CHURCH 2998 Defiance Trail, Delphos Pastor Jay Lobach 419-339-6319 Services: Sunday - 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 331 E. Second St., Delphos 419-695-4050 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Rev. Jacob Gordon, Asst. Pastor Fred Lisk and Dave Ricker, Deacons Mary Beth Will, Liturgical Coordinator; Mrs. Trina Shultz, Pastoral Associate. Mel Rode, Parish Council President Celebration of the Sacraments Eucharist – Lord’s Day Observance; Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 7:30, 9:15, 11:30 a.m.; Weekdays as announced on Sunday bulletin. Baptism – Celebrated first Sunday of month at 1:30 p.m. Call rectory to schedule Pre-Baptismal instructions. Reconciliation – Tuesday and Friday 7:30-7:50 a.m.; Saturday 3:304:00 p.m. Anytime by request. Matrimony – Arrangements must be made through the rectory six months in advance. Anointing of the Sick – Communal celebration in May and October. Administered upon request.
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LIGHT OF LIFE CHAPEL 4680 North Kemp Rd., Elida Pastor Kimberly R. Pope-Seiberling Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Service; 6:30 p.m. Service. Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. Midweek Service. NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CENTER 2240 Baty Road, Elida Ph. 339-5673 Rev. James F. Menke, Pastor Sunday – 10 a.m. Worship. Wednesday – 7 p.m. Evening service. CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH 2701 Dutch Hollow Rd. Elida Phone: 339-3339 Rev. Frank Hartman Sunday - 10 a.m. Sunday School (all ages); 11 a.m. Morning Service; 6 p.m. Evening Service. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting. Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8-noon, 1-4- p.m. ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Zion Church & Conant Rd., Elida - Rev. Stuart Rames Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Worship. PIKE MENNONITE CHURCH 3995 McBride Rd., Elida Phone 419-339-3961 LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH OF GOD Elida - Ph. 222-8054 Rev. Larry Ayers, Pastor Service schedule: Sunday– 10 a.m. School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Sunday evening. FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 4750 East Road, Elida Pastor - Brian McManus Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship, nursery available. Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. Youth Prayer, Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Adult Prayer and Bible Study; 8:00 p.m. Choir. GOMER UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 7350 Gomer Road, Gomer, Ohio 419-642-2681 email@example.com Rev. Brian Knoderer Sunday – 10:30 a.m. Worship
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TRINITY LUTHERAN 303 S. Adams, Middle Point Rev. Tom Cover Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. GRACE FAMILY CHURCH 634 N. Washington St., Van Wert Pastor: Rev. Ron Prewitt Sunday - 9:15 a.m. Morning worship with Pulpit Supply. KINGSLEY UNITED METHODIST 15482 Mendon Rd., Van Wert Phone: 419-965-2771 Pastor Chuck Glover Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:25 a.m. Wednesday - Youth Prayer and Bible Study - 6:30 p.m. Adult Prayer meeting - 7:00 p.m. Choir practice - 8:00 p.m. TRINITY FRIENDS CHURCH 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert 45891 Ph: (419) 238-2788 Sr. Pastor Stephen Savage Outreach Pastor Neil Hammons Sunday - 8:15 a.m. - Prayer time; 9:00 a.m. Worship, Sunday School, SWAT, Nursery; Single; 10:30 a.m. Worship, Nursery, Children’s Church, Discipleship class; Noon - Lunch Break; 2:00 p.m. Service for men at Van Wert Correctional Fac.; 3:00 p.m. Service for women at Van Wert Correctional Fac., Service at Paulding jail Tuesday - 1:00 p.m. - Share, Care, Prayer Group in Fireside Room; 10-noon - Banquet Table Food Pantry; 6:30 p.m. Quilting Friends in Fellowship Hall; 7 p.m. B.R.E.A.L. Women’s group in Room 108. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Small groups, Discipleship Series in sanctuary, Christian Life Club, Nursery, Preschool; 7 p.m. R.O.C.K. Youth; 8 p.m. Worship Team rehearsal. Thursday - 4-5:30 p.m. Banquet Table Food Pantry. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 13887 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Ph. 419-238-0333 Children’s Storyline: 419-238-2201 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor Steven A. Robinson Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Family Worship Hour; 6:30 p.m. Evening Bible Hour. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Word of Life Student Ministries; 6:45 p.m. AWANA; 7:00 p.m. Prayer and Bible Study. MANDALE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Rev. Don Rogers, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School all ages. 10:30 a.m. Worship Services; 7:00 p.m Worship. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer meeting.
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By BEN FOX and TRENTON DANIEL The Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Joy filled Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s most ardent followers early today as they waited the last few hours until the former president considered by many a champion of the poor returned from seven years of exile. Thousands were expected to throng the airport to greet the chartered jet carrying Aristide from South Africa, where the government assisted his departure despite a request from U.S. President Barack Obama that the homecoming be postponed until after Haiti’s presidential runoff election Sunday. “We are going to party,” said 36-year-old mechanic Assey Woy, discussing the news of the ousted leader’s return with friends on a street corner downtown. “It will be like New Year’s Day.” During a refueling stopover early today in Dakar, Senegal, Aristide reiterated that he wants to work in education. His comments also reflected his awareness of his huge popularity and influence among Haiti’s majority poor. “I think that the Haitian people are very happy,” Aristide told Democracy Now!, a U.S.-based independent news program. “Happy to know that we are on our way heading to Haiti. Happy to know that finally their dream will be fulfilled by things on the ground because they fought hard for democracy. They always wanted the return to happen and now it is happening.” Energy spread through Aristide’s followers Thursday as word spread across Haiti that he was heading home. Some joined in a raucous, horn-blaring victory procession. Others decorated the courtyard of his foundation headquarters with Haitian flags and photos of the former president. One woman waited with a bouquet of flowers. “We just want to see him,” said 30-year-old Lesley JeanGiles. Twice elected president and twice deposed, Aristide is a hugely popular but also hugely polarizing figure in Haiti. The U.S. and others fear his presence will disrupt the election and bring further disarray to a country struggling to emerge from a political crisis, a cholera epidemic and the devastation of the January 2010 earthquake. Aristide, who was last ousted in a 2004 rebellion amid accusations that he led a corrupt government and orchestrated violent attacks on his foes, has no intention of becoming involved in politics, said his lawyer, Ira Kurzban, and other supporters. But Aristide could sway the outcome of the election with an endorsement of either candidate. “We’re going to stay wherever he is until he tells us what to do,” said Tony Forest, 44, a minbus driver. “We will vote for the candidate he picks.” Aristide did not mention politics as he board the plane for home in a blue suit with his wife, Mildred, and two daughters. “The great day has arrived! The day to say goodbye before returning home,” he said in Zulu, a language he studied in South Africa. “We are delighted to return home after seven years. In Haiti also they are very happy. ... Their dream will be fulfilled. Together, we will continue to share this endless love.” He took no questions from the dozens of journalists who gathered to see him off. Aristide, a former slum priest who became Haiti’s first democratically elected
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This HDTV needs child support
We have just replaced our old clunker of a TV set with a new one, one of those giant flat-screen things you see when you walk through the front door of any big box store. Our old one was the size and shape of a Volkswagen Beetle and probably used more energy. When it was on, it doubled as a space heater. The new one is laptop-thin, and takes up a fraction of the space, yet has a much bigger screen. It’s as if we’ve gained an extra room; we may have to buy a few over-stuffed chairs to fill up all the emptiness. Of course, we are the last people on our block to get a HDTV, maybe the last people in the country. The way I’m installing it, we will certainly be the last people in the country to see anything on it. “Is that the HD blank screen we’re looking at or just a regular blank?” Sue asked about the bright blue, picture-free screen. “I can’t tell the difference,” she said as I fiddled with the connections, “It looks the same to me.” She’s such a big help, what would I do without her? Sue and I forgot to have children, which puts us at a severe disadvantage against people who have live-athome, 24/7 teenage technical support. But then, that’s why we could wait until the stores were practically giving them away before we bought a new one -- no 13-year-old was constantly nagging us about it, no one was telling us that we were wrecking his entire life by making him watch TV on an old-fashioned, cable-ready box. But finally we had to switch because, like us, there were things our old set simply could not do. We couldn’t use it to watch all the stuff you can see for free on the Internet or watch movies from Netflix. It turns out that, over the past few years, we’ve gone from watching TV in hourlong blocks to watching minute-and-a half-long clips of cats being cute or newscasters making flubs or teens doing foolish and
painful stunts. But it’s hard for Jim Mullen two people to watch a movie
Air France faces charges over 2009 Atlantic crash
PARIS (AP) — A French judge filed preliminary charges of manslaughter today against Air France over a 2009 crash that killed all 228 people aboard a jet that plunged into the Atlantic Ocean. Air France vigorously protested the move, an unusual step in an emotional investigation into the worst-ever accident for France’s No. 1 airline. Judge Sylvie Zimmerman filed the preliminary charges a day after doing the same against Airbus, the maker of the doomed jet and one of Europe’s biggest manufacturers. Air France Flight 447 dived into the Atlantic on June 1, 2009, amid an intense, high-altitude thunderstorm while flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. The cause of the crash remains unclear, and may never be determined without the “black box” flight recorders, somewhere in the ocean depths. A fourth search operation aimed at looking for them starts next week. Automatic messages sent by the Airbus 330 jet’s computers show it was receiving false air speed readings from sensors known as pitot tubes. Investigators have said the crash was likely caused by a series of problems, and not just sensor error. “We are protesting this,” CEO Pierre-Henri Gourgeon told reporters at the courthouse. “It seems to us that it is unfounded.” “We do not understand and we do not recognize the reason or any good reason to justify the fact that we are prosecuted today,” he said. Under French law, preliminary charges mean the investigating magistrate has sufficient reason to suspect wrongdoing. The step allows the magistrate to continue investigating before determining whether to send the case to trial. Air France lawyer Fernand Garnaud said the judge did not elaborate on reasons for the move. Gourgeon said the pitot problems were “a contribut-
president, did not fully serve either of his terms. He was ousted the first time in a coup, then restored to power in a U.S. military intervention in 1994. After completing that term in 1996, he was elected again in 2001, only to flee a rebellion in 2004 aboard a U.S. plane. Aristide claimed he was kidnapped. U.S. officials denied that. In exile, he has been reclusive, doing university research and polishing his academic credentials with a doctorate awarded by the University of South Africa for a comparative study on Zulu and Haitian Creole. Obama was concerned enough about Aristide’s possibly destabilizing influence to call South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday and discuss the matter, U.S. National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor told The Associated Press. “The United States, along with others in the international community, has deep concerns that President Aristide’s return to Haiti in the closing days of the election could be destabilizing,” Vietor said. Aristide’s aides say he feared that if he waited, the winner of Sunday’s vote might block his return.
on a computer; they aren’t (at least for now) made for that. But at the rate I’m setting this thing up, we may never find out. I cannot seem to find the right combination of wires and buttons that will actually let us watch anything on the new TV. I am about ready to shove the whole thing back in the box and return it to the store. The only instruction I seem to have followed correctly up to this point is “Save all the packing material.” As if I could ever figure out how to put all the Styrofoam shapes and plastic ties back in their original places. Then Sue said, “What does this do?” holding up a remote I had never seen before. “I don’t know, try it.” It did quite a bit. The set turned on and delivered “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” in HD right into our living room. “It looks the same to me,” Sue said. “Are you sure it’s in HD mode?” I started daydreaming again. “The Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy!” were not really the life-changing viewing experiences I had expected, either. Obviously we’ve been duped. The local news even looked worse in HD than it did on our old set. The only thing that looked better was the set-up screen that told me I needed to buy another gadget to watch streaming Internet movies and shows on my new TV; a new gadget that was even more complicated to get up and running than the one I had just put in. Maybe it’s not too late to have kids. Jim Mullen is the author of “It Takes a Village Idiot: Complicating the Simple Life” and “Baby’s First Tattoo.” You can reach him at jim_ email@example.com
By SEAN YOONG The Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian radio stations worry some lyrics in Lady Gaga’s gay anthem “Born This Way” are on the wrong track, baby. Broadcasters in this Muslim-majority nation have refused to play lines in the hit song that encourage public acceptance of gays, claiming Thursday they are being cautious because the government forbids offensive content. Malaysians who tune in to popular stations hear edited versions of “Born This Way” that use indecipherable garble to replace the lyrics: “No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I’m on the right track, baby.” AMP Radio Networks, Malaysia’s top private radio
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operator, said the precaution was due to government restrictions against songs that might violate “good taste or decency or (are) offensive to public feeling.” “The particular lyrics in ’Born This Way’ may be considered as offensive when viewed against Malaysia’s social and religious observances,” the company said in a statement to The Associated Press. “The issue of being gay, lesbian or (bisexual) is still considered as a ’taboo’ by general Malaysians.” Broadcasters can face fines up of to 50,000 ringgit ($16,000) and other penalties for breaking the rules. AMP Radio Networks runs eight radio channels, including Malaysia’s No. 1 Englishlanguage station, Hitz.fm, which has an estimated 1.5 million listeners.
Mel Gibson Country entertainer Charlie Sheen booked, released Ferlin Husky dies adds 12 more on battery charge at age 85 dates to live tour
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California authorities say Mel Gibson was booked and released on a misdemeanor battery charge as part of the criminal case involving his former girlfriend. Jail records show the actordirector turned himself in Wednesday to the El Segundo Police Department. He was fingerprinted and his mug shot was taken, a requirement of a plea deal that resulted in him being on probation for three years and attending a year of domestic violence counseling. The 55-year-old Oscar winner was accused of striking his then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva (gree-GOR’-yehvuh) during a January 2010 fight, but his no contest plea on Friday did not include an admission of guilt. Gibson opted to turn himself in on the same night his film “The Beaver” premiered at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ferlin Husky, a country music pioneer in the 1950s and early ’60s whose hits included “Wings of a Dove” and “Gone,” has died at age 85. Country Music Hall of Fame spokeswoman Tina Wright says Husky, who was inducted into the hall last year, died Thursday at his home. He had suffered from heart problems and related ailments for several years. Husky’s resonant voice and good looks made him one of the most versatile entertainers to emerge from country music. He was a singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor. He was one of the first country musicians to bring the genre to television and helped spread its popularity in booming post-World War II California, an important milestone in country’s quest for a national audience.
Malaysian gay rights activist Pang Khee Teik criticized the broadcasters’ decision, saying the media should be “a platform for marginalized voices and create understanding — not perpetuate ignorance and hate.” “Lady Gaga was attempting to address this very thing in her song. How dare they play that song and cut out its shining heart,” said Pang, the co-founder of Sexuality Independence, a Malaysian anti-discrimination arts movement. “We just want the same thing as everyone else: to love, be loved and have our songs played on the radio.” Lady Gaga, who is highly outspoken about gay rights, should consider protesting the decision by asking Malaysian stations not to air her songs at all, Pang said.
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ing factor but not the principal cause” of the crash. He said Air France had taken all necessary measures to fix faulty sensors. Airbus knew since at least 2002 about the pitot problems, but air safety authorities did not order their replacement until after the crash. The tubes, about the size of an adult hand and fitted to the underbelly of a plane, are vulnerable to blockage from water and icing. Experts have suggested that Flight 447’s sensors, made by French company Thales SA, may have iced over and sent false speed information to the computers as the plane ran into a thunderstorm at about 35,000 feet (10,600 meters).
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DEAR DR. GOTT: I am an 84-year-old female living in an assisted-living facility. I suffer from spinal stenosis, which has left me in a lot of pain since getting out of the hospital. The facility provides good care, but I remain in pain. Will it continue, or can I expect some relief? DEAR READER: Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of a portion of the spine that causes pain, weakness and paresthesias, primarily of the neck, lower back, shoulders, arms or legs. Depending which nerves are affected, bladder and/or bowel difficulties might also occur and can lead to incontinence. Causes include the aging process, traumatic injury, tumors (both benign and cancerous) and birth defects. Age-related deterioration can cause osteoarthritis, disk degeneration and ligaments that become thicker. Traumatic injury can occur as a result of an automobile accident or a fall. Tumors can form within the spinal cord or within the space between the cord and vertebrae. As tumors enlarge, they can compress the cord and nerve roots, resulting in pain. Abnormalities from birth defects are often evident early on. The condition can be difficult to diagnose because so many symptoms resemble those of other age-related conditions. CT and the contrast dye used will show the shape and size of the spinal canal, revealing possible tumors, bone spurs or herniated disks; however, MRI remains the diagnostic tool of choice. With this testing, damage to ligaments and disks, tumors, pressure areas on the spinal cord or nerves and crosssection views of the spine can be obtained. I am unaware whether a fall or other trauma resulted in your hospitalization, but you likely underwent CT or MRI for confirmation. You didn’t indicate whether you have been prescribed any medication or not. Your physician might have started you on over-thecounter pain relievers. More powerful narcotics that, unfortunately, can
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recycled flannel pajamas or a roll of quality paper towels. Another reader, Terrie from Kansas, suggests: “Try to get prewashed fabric to avoid excess shrinkage prior to cutting. Get any soft flannel fabric available in the sewing/fabric section (inexpensive/ closeout). Wash the whole batch of flannel in hot water and soap, and dry well. Make sure it is not too wrinkled, or you will need to iron the fabric for easy cutting. This washing will preshrink the flannel. Make about 50 to 70 squares from a 45-inch bolt of fabric cut 90 inches to 108 inches in length. Cut them into 9-inch squares and double fold (hide the raw edge), and sew the double fold.” Homemade-wipes solution 1/2 roll of quality paper towels or flannel fabric squares or baby washcloths 2 cups boiled water 2 tablespoons baby oil 2 tablespoons baby wash Fold “wipes” and place neatly stacked in a plastic wipes container or storage baggie. Combine liquid ingredients and pour into container. SHINE: Use baby oil on a soft cloth to shine chrome or shoes. Use it to clean shower doors, too. Be sure to clean any oil from tub or shower floors to prevent slipping. Copyright 2011, Sara Noel
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Saturday, March 19, 2011 Operating independently of others in the near future could be an extremely important skill to learn. However, if you find this to be a necessity, handle it very tactfully so that you don’t alienate any of your alliances. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Respectfully listen to the suggestions of those who think they know better, just in case they do, but don’t abdicate your own sound judgment. Follow whatever idea you think is best. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Instead of waiting for an inept assistant to help, you’d be better off in the long run doing things for yourself. Their free labor could end up being very costly. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Be careful about taking a chance on something that requires a lot of guesswork, especially if it is costly, because chances are it is designed to fail. All you will gain is an empty wallet. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Do not make a big decision without consulting with the entire family, if it is something that would affect them as well. One among them might come up with a better solution. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Don’t comment on anything that could be a sensitive matter to someone else, and especially don’t offer any advice concerning the matter. Let everybody have a say first. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You know better than most not to base expenditures on funds you are hoping to receive. If you continue to practice prudence and practicality with your finances, you’ll do just ducky. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Waiting until everybody else has made their plans before making yours will not gain you any kind of advantage. Form a blueprint and then stick by it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Keep pace with your productive planning, especially if your workload is heavier than usual. If you take a minute to do something else and fall behind, you might never catch up in a timely fashion. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- It might feel good to buck the will of the majority, but chances are it will also cause dissension within your circle. Brush off your ego and join the rest of the world. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- When it comes to competitive involvements, take care that you’re not tripped up by your own carelessness rather than by the opposition. Close your mouth and tie your shoes. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- If you’re smart you’ll keep your hopes for the day to yourself, just in case you won’t be able to pull things off. If this doesn’t work out, you won’t be embarrassed. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Check your billfold to see if it would support taking on an additional expenditures before making any plans. Be prepared to slam the brakes on your spending if you think a crash would be imminent.
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Dear Annie: My neigh- to follow it. We recommend bor “Linda” has been single you bow out of this particular and lonely for years. A few responsibility and let your months ago, she told me that daughter’s friends throw she was communicating with whatever party they choose. a man she met on a person- You can attend and be billed als Web site. I was initially like all the others. Dear Annie: I strongly happy to hear this, but quickdisagree with your response ly changed my mind. Over the past few weeks, to “Thrown for a Loop,” Linda has told me they have whose husband is meeting lengthy phone conversations “Mary,” a former co-worker, every day, although they for occasional lunches. Now haven’t met. He originally the wife is moving out. You told her he lived nearby but said she is overreacting. I think that travels a lot on devalues her fears. business. Now Possibly, he does she says they will miss his job and meet as soon as wants to keep up he gets home, but with office gosthat keeps getting sip. But if it’s so delayed. innocent, why did I am positive he keep it a secret this guy is a con from his wife? How man, but nothing I humiliating to have say convinces her. found out about I don’t know if the lunches from Linda has already given him money, Annie’s Mailbox friends. He doesn’t have because every time to be having sex I bring it up, she gets angry. Will you please with this woman for it to be share with your readers the hurtful and devastating to his dangers of these romance marriage. And, if Mary is scams? -Concerned signing her e-mails, “Love, Mary,” it’s obvious she is Friend Dear Concerned: We hoping for more than lunch. I don’t know if this guy is tak- think Bill enjoys the attention ing money from Linda or if from his former co-worker he’s simply a married man, and the thrill of meeting her but we agree that something without his wife’s knowldoesn’t seem right. A legit edge. -- Hope You Rethink romance allows you not only Your Answer Dear Hope: You are right to meet each other in a public place, but to be intro- that the husband should not duced to family and friends. be hiding these lunches from A man who finds excuses to his wife, and we said so. But avoid meeting you is hiding it seems an overreaction for something. One who never the wife to simply walk out lets you meet his friends or on her marriage instead of relatives is probably mar- seeking counseling or workried. And asking for a loan ing on other ways to remedy is completely off limits until the situation. And we will a genuine commitment is in stand by that. Annie’s Mailbox is written place. You cannot protect Linda by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy from her own risky impulses, Sugar, longtime editors of the but you can warn her that Ann Landers column. Please not all such relationships are e-mail your questions to honest and tell her you hope firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, she will be careful. Dear Annie: Two of c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 my daughter’s friends are W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, joining us in planning a Los Angeles, CA 90045. party for her 30th birthday. The invitation they printed states: “Please bring $37 cash per person for the meal. Alcoholic beverages will be an additional cost. Following dinner there will be a party at one of the local bars which will require more money for drinks.” I have always been under the impression that the hosts pay for the party. I told the other two hosts that if I ever received an invitation like that, I would not attend. Am I just old-fashioned? Is this the way things are done now? -- Confused Mother Dear Confused: The hosts should pay for the party. Otherwise, they are setting a price for the others without consulting them, which is both rude and inconsiderate. Unfortunately, many young people are unaware of this custom and see no reason
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Pattern of police misconduct uncovered
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police officers have often used deadly force without justification, repeatedly made unconstitutional arrests and engaged in racial profiling, the Justice Department said Thursday in a scathing report. Mayor Mitch Landrieu called the report sobering but not surprising, given the highly publicized problems laid bare after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The mayor had requested the review shortly after taking office in May 2010 and said many of the problems outlined in the report were exposed after Katrina but existed long before the storm devastated the low-lying city on the Mississippi River. The report found that the department has long failed to adequately protect New Orleans residents because of numerous shortcomings, including inadequate supervision and ineffective methods of taking and investigating complaints. The report’s release comes as one former police officer awaits sentencing for a federal manslaughter conviction in a postKatrina shooting and as others await trial in the separate killings of unarmed civilians. Justice Department officials made no mention of the active criminal cases in their report. “Even the most serious uses of force, such as officer-involved shootings and in-custody deaths, are investigated inadequately or not at all,” the report said, referring frequently to the department by its acronym NOPD. “NOPD’s mishandling of officer-involved shooting investigations was so blatant and egregious that it appeared intentional in some respects.” It said poor recruitment, bad training, ignorance or disregard of policies that often are unclear contributed to a lack of confidence and even a distrust of the police. That, in turn contributes to a violent crime problem that police have found difficult to control, the report said. The report says internal investigations are conducted by field supervisors who lack training and that discipline had been meted out inconsistently. These and other problems “render NOPD’s system for investigating and responding to allegations of officer misconduct ineffective at changing officer behavior or holding officers responsible for their actions.” Mary Howell, a civil rights lawyer who has frequently represented victims of alleged police misconduct, agreed with the findings. “You cannot fight crime with a brutal and corrupt police department,” she added. “We have had it for years and we have paid dearly for that.” Landrieu and his hand-picked police chief, Ronal Serpas, said reforms already are under way and they welcomed the report. “There’s nobody in this room that is surprised by the general tenor and tone of what this report has to say,” Landrieu said at the news conference with Serpas and Justice Department officials, including U.S. Attorney Jim Letten. Landrieu reiterated a pledge that policy changes and practical reforms would be adopted as a result of the report and enforced by a federal court order he plans to seek jointly with the Justice Department Serpas, a New Orleans native who served in the department under another reform-minded chief, Richard Pennington, in the 1990s, said policies Pennington put in place improved practices at a time of reported corruption and acts of violence by officers. But he noted Pennington left a decade ago and now a federal court order overseen by a judge would ensure a new round of reforms sticks. Serpas said he has already dismissed officers for violations of department policy. He is seeking more authority from the City Council and the city’s civil service board to promote officers to key managerial positions. The 115-page report and 16 added pages of recommendations outlined a myriad of problems.
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Gender-neutral NIV Bible released
3 states propose cigarette tax cut
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In the old translation of the world’s most popular Bible, John the Evangelist declares: “If anyone says, ’I love God,’ yet hates his brother, he is a liar.” Make that “brother or sister” in a new translation that includes more gender-neutral language and is drawing criticism from some conservatives who argue the changes can alter the theological message. The 2011 translation of the New International Version Bible does not change pronouns referring to God, who remains “He” and “the Father.” But it does aim to avoid using “he” or “him” as the default reference to an unspecified person. At issue is how to translate pronouns that apply to both genders in the ancient Greek and Hebrew texts but have traditionally been translated using masculine forms in English. An example from the translator’s notes for Mark 4:25 to show how the NIV’s translation of these words has evolved over the past quarter-century. The widely distributed 1984 version of the NIV quotes Jesus: “Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.” The more recent incarnation of the NIV from 2005, called Today’s New International Version, changed that to: “Those who have will be given more; as for those who do not have, even what they have will be taken from them.” While the translators’ former grammar teachers may not like it, the translators offer a strong justification for their choice of “they” (instead of the clunky “he or she”) and “them” (instead of “him or her”) to refer back to the singular “whoever.” They commissioned an extensive study of the way modern English writers and speakers convey gender inclusiveness. According to the translators’ notes on the Committee on Bible Translation’s website, “The gender-neutral pronoun ’they’ (’them’/’their’) is by far the most common way that Englishlanguage speakers and writers today refer back to singular antecedents such as ’whoever,’ ’anyone,’ ’somebody,’ ’a person,’ ’no one,’ and the like.” Before the new translation even hit stores, it drew opposition from the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, an organization that believes women should submit to their husbands in the home and only men can hold some leadership roles in the church. The council decided it would not endorse the new version because the changes alter “the theological direction and meaning of the text,” according to a statement. Similar concerns led the Southern Baptist Convention to reject the NIV’s previous translation in 2005. The NIV 2011 seems to have taken that criticism into account and come up with a compromise: “Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.” CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Bucking a national trend of raising cigarette taxes, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Rhode Island have considered reducing theirs, hoping to draw smokers from other states and increase revenue. Supporters argue reducing the tax by a dime would make New Hampshire more competitive with Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts, while opponents say that even if the state experienced higher sales as a result it still would lose millions of dollars in revenue. It’s very unusual for states to lower the tax, University of Illinois at Chicago economics professor Frank Chaloupka says. The increase in sales isn’t enough to offset the drop in state tax revenue, he says. Instead of lowering the tax, states have enacted 100 increases over the past decade, he says. “New Hampshire has been going in the same direction as the rest of the country, basically forever,” Chaloupka said. New Hampshire raised its tax repeatedly since Democratic Gov. John Lynch took office in 2006, increasing it from 52 cents per pack in 2005 to $1.78 currently. That changed Thursday, when the state House passed a bill that would cut the rate 10 cents to $1.68 per pack in hopes of attracting smokers from surrounding states with higher taxes. Rhode Island’s bill would cut its tax by $1, to $2.46 per pack. New Jersey last year considered reducing its tax 30 cents, to $2.40 per pack, but hasn’t followed through on it. New Hampshire Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Morse says he believes the Senate will support the cut. “I think it’s a positive sign for business. I think it will provide revenue in the long run,” said Morse, a Republican who lives in Salem. If approved by the Senate, the cigarette tax cut bill would go to the governor, who doesn’t support it. But the House and Senate, led by Republicans, could override a veto by the governor, saving cigarette smokers 10 cents a pack. Smoker Aaron Evans stopped Thursday at a convenience store in Haverhill, Mass., for a sandwich and a pack of Marlboro cigarettes. The pack cost him $7.13. A couple of miles away, a bigger pack of the same smokes would cost him $5.99 at a market in New Hampshire, which already has significantly lower taxes than Massachusetts. Evans, 25, welcomed any move to make smokes cheaper but said a dime a pack wouldn’t make him change his buying habits. “You gotta average it out,“ he said. ”I could either drive all the way over to New Hampshire and waste the gas — it kind of evens it out.“ New Hampshire has historically looked to export its tax burden — and any resulting health costs — to other states through taxes on products such as tobacco and alcohol it sells to its residents. “That’s always been the way we run our tax structure,” said Mike Rollo, spokesman for the American Cancer Society in New Hampshire. “We’ve always tried to tax people from out of state.” Danny McGoldrick, research director for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, said other states aren’t cutting their tax rates in these tough fiscal times because they need the money. Raising the tax, he said, produces revenue despite resulting in a desired decrease in the number of smokers.
Transplant patient got AIDS from new kidney
ATLANTA (AP) — A transplant patient contracted AIDS from the kidney of a living donor, in the first documented case of its kind in the U.S. since screening for HIV began in the mid-1980s. It turns out the donor had unprotected sex in the 11 weeks between the time he tested negative and the time the surgery took place in 2009. In a report Thursday on the New York City case, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that organ donors have repeat HIV tests a week before surgery. “The most sensitive tests needs to be done as close as possible to the time of transplant,” said Dr. Colin Shepard, who oversees the tracking of HIV cases for the New York City Health Department. The CDC also said would-be organ donors should be told to avoid behavior that can increase their chances of infection. Living organ donors in the U.S. are routinely tested for infectious diseases such as hepatitis and HIV. But the organization that oversees organ transplants in the U.S. does not have an explicit policy on when such screening should be done. That’s left up to transplant centers. Because of patient confidentiality, health officials released few details about the donor, recipient, their relationship or the hospital where the transplant took place, except to say that it is in New York. Neither the donor nor the recipient knew he or she had HIV until about a year after the transplant, according to the CDC report. The recipient developed AIDS, perhaps because he or she was on drugs that suppress the immune system to prevent organ rejection, while the donor did not, health officials said. Both are receiving HIV treatment. Their conditions were not disclosed in the report. “We don’t know how frequently this is happening and we
The report said lethal force by police included the firing of guns at moving cars, risking hitting the driver and turning the car into an uncontrolled weapon. It also said inadequately trained dog handlers couldn’t keep their dogs from biting suspects who were complying or trying to comply with police orders. It also said department practice and policy led to the “under-investigation and underenforcement” of laws protecting women from violence, adding there was evidence of police harassment of gays and lesbians. And the report raised questions of racial bias. “NOPD use of force data also shows a troubling racial disparity that warrants a searching inquiry into whether racial bias influenced the use of force at NOPD,” the report said. “Of the 27 instances between January 2009 and May 2010 in which NOPD officers intentionally discharged their firearms at people, all 27 of the subjects of this deadly force were African-American,“ the report stated without specifying if any — or how many — were fatally wounded. A review of “resisting arrest” reports documenting use of force over the same period found blacks were the subjects 81 out of 96 times.
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STANTON, Ky. (AP) — If Azra Basic needed a place to run from the bloody aftermath of the breakup of Yugoslavia, her small-town Kentucky neighbors said she found it. The Croatian woman locals knew as “Issabella” settled years ago in this rural, hilly area and took jobs bathing elderly nursing home patients and working at a sandwich factory. This week, acquaintances were shocked to hear the secret that Bosnian war crimes investigators said Basic has been hiding for two decades. As a soldier in the Croatian army, she killed a prisoner and tortured others by forcing them to drink human blood and gasoline, authorities said. She was arrested on Tuesday by federal agents. “She’s a lovely person, very diligent in her work,” said 88-year-old Henrietta Kirchner, who was one of Basic’s patients at the Stanton Nursing Center for about a week when she was recovering from a broken leg. According to court documents, the 52-year-old Basic (BOSH) is charged with fatally stabbing a prisoner in the neck in 1992 during the bloody conflict in eastern Europe. Court documents accuse her of numerous other atrocities, including: setting a prisoner ablaze, pulling out prisoners’ fingernails with pliers, ripping off a man’s ear with pliers and carving crosses and the letter “S” into another man’s flesh. The accusations were “very shocking” to 44-year-old former neighbor Brian Rice. “She’s a pretty nice person,” said Rice, who lived near her for about two years until she moved in November. “If I was standing here right now and ... she drove by, she would throw her hand up and if the window was down, she would speak and say ’hi’ by my name.” It’s unclear why Basic chose to settle down in Stanton, a town about 45 miles east of Lexington known for its annual corn festival. But Rice said if she was looking for a place to get away from her past, she had found it. “Everybody sticks to themselves around here,” he said. “We don’t have no neighborly get-togethers. We speak if we know you.” Basic was an employee at the Mount Sterling, Ky., Nestle Prepared Foods plant that makes Hot Pockets-brand sandwiches, the company said, declining to provide additional details. Jo Epperson, a clerk at the local smoke shop where she said Basic bought a carton of Kentucky-made 24/7 Menthol cigarettes once a week, said she once asked Basic what brought her to the area. Epperson said Basic responded vaguely that “she was part of the war,” but didn’t elaborate. Bosnian authorities have been slowly building a case against her for years, taking statements from witnesses, forensic experts and doctors between 1992 and 2001 to identify her. Interpol traced Basic to Kentucky in 2004, an international arrest warrant was issued in 2006 and the U.S. received a formal extradition request in February of 2007, according to a complaint filed in federal court. Hundreds of fugitives are still being sought for war crimes, with a steady trickle of several arrests each month. Most of the other fugitives are men. The sheer volume of cases helps explain why it takes so long for some to be prosecuted. Over 100,000 people were killed during the bloody war that followed Yugoslavia’s collapse, most of them Muslim Bosnians. The war was fought between the country’s three ethnic groups — Muslim Bosnians, Catholic Croats and Christian Orthodox Serbs. During a hearing in U.S. District Court in Lexington on Thursday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert E. Wier appointed a Basic a lawyer and ordered her held without bond pending an April 1 status hearing. Prosecutors argued that no bail amount would guarantee Basic’s presence in court.
need better surveillance,” said Dr. Matthew Kuehnert, a CDC official who co-wrote the report. HIV infections in a donor or recipient may not be discovered until long after a transplant, and even then, patients and their doctors may not make the connection and report it, health officials said. In this case, once health authorities were notified late last year, they spent months investigating whether the transplanted kidney was the source of the patient’s AIDS infection. Genetic analysis of the virus confirmed investigators’ suspicions. At least one similar U.S. case has been reported in the media. An Orlando, Fla., woman last year filed a lawsuit saying she was infected with HIV through a 2007 kidney transplant from a live donor in Florida. However, CDC officials said they have not been asked to investigate and could not confirm the report. Before that, Italian doctors reported HIV transmission from a live organ donor in 1989. Since the 1980s, there has been a confirmed report of a deceased donor’s organs spreading the AIDS virus. That happened in Illinois in 2007, when organs from a 38-year-old gay man went to four recipients. For many years, transplant organizations focused heavily on screening organs taken from the dead, which accounted for the large majority of transplants. But kidneys from live donors are becoming increasingly common. In 1988, about 32 percent of kidney transplants came from live donors. By last year, it was more than 46 percent, according to federal data. Donors generally are relatives or friends. About 88,000 people are on the kidney waiting list right now, according the United Network for Organ Sharing, a nonprofit organization that manages the nation’s organ transplant system for the federal government. The group is developing new nationwide policies for live donors, spokesman Joel Newman said.
pressure for U.N. action against Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi. Prices also rose on the expectation that Japan will boost fuel imports as its refineries and factories recover from the earthquake and tsunami disaster. And the world’s largest oil consumer, the U.S., reported that unemployment claims dropped to the lowest level since July 2008, raising hopes that oil and gasoline demand will soon increase. Benchmark crude added $3.44 to settle at $101.42 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. In London, Brent crude rose $4.21, nearly 4 percent, to settle at $114.65 per barrel on the ICE Futures exchange. Oil prices have been pushed and pulled in recent weeks by international crises that could have major impacts on world oil supplies and demand. The rebellion in Libya has halted oil shipments of about 1.5 million barrels per day from that country. Libya produced about 2 percent of the world’s oil. Saudi Arabia and other OPEC nations have said they will increase production to cover shortfalls of Libyan oil, which goes mostly to Europe. On Thursday forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi continued to advance against rebels in the eastern part of Libya. Gadhafi’s rapid advance seems to have spurred the U.S. to press for broader U.N. authorization for international air, sea and land forces to stop Gadhafi’s attacks on his own people. The U.S. has said it would not act without United Nations authority. Security Council members appear divided on the matter, with China and Russia doubtful about other countries getting involved in Libya’s affairs. Protests in Bahrain led by Shi’ite Muslims have raised further concerns about the stability of the Middle East. The tiny country doesn’t have much oil of its own, but Bahrain is just 15 miles from the Saudi Arabia border and the violence could deepen sectarian divisions between Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims in the region. Saudi Arabia, ruled by Sunnis, is the world’s largest oil exporter and produces about 8.4 million barrels per day, enough to satisfy around 8 percent of world demand.
Answers to Thursday’s questions: A boa constrictor can move only about 1 mile per hour on open ground. Bamboo was used in making Charlie Chaplin’s trademark Little Tramp cane. Today’s questions: How did the season we know as autumn also come to be called fall? How many members of the California-based pop band the Beach Boys were surfers? Answers in Saturday’s Herald. Today’s words: Geodsic: the shortest distance between two points on a spherical surface Zareba: a stockade of thorn bushes The Outstanding National Debt as of 9:45 a.m. today was $14,239,752,669.158. The estimated population of the United States is 310,223,006, so each citizen’s share of this debt is $45,902. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $4.13 billion per day since Sept. 28, 2007.