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The Delphos Community Unity organization will sponsor another free food distribution from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Delphos Eagles. Income-eligible residents who live in the Delphos school district or have a Delphos mailing address are invited to take advantage of this free opportunity. Recipients will need to sign a selfdeclaration-of-income form. Doors to the distribution will open at 2 p.m. Contributions from local residents, businesses and organizations to the Community Unity project make this distribution possible.

Police chief clarifies child’s ID kit usage
BY MIKE FORD mford@delphosherald.com DELPHOS — For many years, law enforcement has collected vital information for parents that can be used if a child should ever be abducted. Thanks to scientific advances, the police department switched several years ago from fingerprinting kindergartners to collecting DNA samples. Chief Kyle Fittro wants parents to know the evidence is not kept on file for use if “Johnny” ever breaks into the liquor store when he gets older. “Some may think we keep the information and catalog it but we don’t keep it at all. I want parents to know ‘Big Brother’ is not involved. We go to the school, swab the kids’ mouths and put the swabs in a little box after the samples dry. The kids take it home and after it leaves our hands at the school, it’s in the parents’ possession and will never be used unless the parents want it to be. We hope to never need them but if we do, I’d hate for a parent to not have their child’s DNA sample,” he said. The department is in the final stages of completing its annual Child ID program. All affected students from St. John’s and Jefferson have been through the program and Landeck students will go through it next week. “I noticed that a number of parents did not sign off, thereby preventing their child from going through the program. This is a valuable and free program. I would like to clarify exactly how

Meadows of Kalida sets events
The Meadows of Kalida will host Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9:3011 a.m. on Saturday. Children ages 1-10 are welcome. There will also be a petting zoo and drawing for prizes. The Meadows will also host a Memory Care Support Group from 12:302 p.m. on Wednesday. This group is offered to any community members going through the dementia journey with a loved one. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Cindy at 419532-2961 by Tuesday.

Easter bake sales abound

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Members of Delphos VFW 3035 Ladies Auxiliary, above, color eggs Wednesday in preparation for the group’s Easter Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until sold out on Saturday. Also offered will be pickled and deviled eggs, egg salad and assorted baked goods. The Delphos Senior Citizen Center will also hold a bake sale this week. Hours are until 3 p.m. today at U.S. Bank and First Federal Bank and from 9 a.m. until sold out on Friday at the center. The center offers homemade candies, colored eggs and fresh baked goods. Below: Sisters Shirley Lucas, left, and Bonnie Swaney offer homemade chocolates at the Senior Citizen Center bake sale at U.S. Bank today.

Limaland cancels Week Two Limaland Motorsports Park has cancelled the scheduled Spring Fling for Friday. Persistent rain showers during the week have again prompted officials to postpone the racing action at the speedway. Limaland will now kick off the 2011 racing season with the Run for the Rabbit honoring Travis Miller April 29. Featured divisions will be the Engine Pro NRA Sprints, K & N UMP Modifieds and Bud Thunderstocks. Gates will open at 5 p.m. with hot laps beginning at 6:30 p.m. Racing starts promptly at 7:30 p.m. Turnwald new boys cage coach at Ottoville Former Columbus Grove boys basketball coach Todd Turnwald has been approved as the new coach at Ottoville, replacing Tom Von Sossan, who resigned earlier this spring. The Board of Education made it official Wednesday night. As well, Ottoville’s scheduled baseball game with St. John’s has been canceled for tonight, with a makeup game with PCL foe Leipsic instead. Seventy percent chance of showers, storms Friday with high in upper 40s. See page 2. Obituaries State/Local Politics Community Sports Farm Classifieds TV World News

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the program works so that parents will be more at ease allowing their child to participate,” Fittro said. “The police department does not keep any DNA specimens, nor does the department track, record or computerize the specimen in any way. The entire specimen is sent home to the parents as a public service.” The chief emphasizes that parents own the sample, which will be valuable if ever needed — if it is properly stored. “This DNA specimen is a pure, clean sample of the child’s DNA. It should be stored in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight. The child’s DNA can then be utilized by the parents if the need ever arises. Again, we hope we never have to utilize any of the collected DNA, however, it can be an invaluable tool in a number of scenarios,” he said. The department would like to have every appropriate family’s participation but it’s up to parents. “This year we actually did the kindergartners and the first-graders. Due to a lack of ID kits available last year, we missed a year. Once Landeck is complete, we will be back in the standard routine. Our goal is to have every Delphos kindergartner participate in the process, every year. If any parents have questions, they can call me,” Fittro concluded. Parents and guardians can get an ID kit at the police department from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Jennings’ state cash not being slashed
BY MIKE FORD mford@delphosherald.com FORT JENNINGS — Despite the uneasy fiscal climate state educators are doing business under, the cloud of unknowing isn’t as dark in this village. However, if you don’t like the “weather” in Ohio, just wait a few minutes. Final data on state aid to the district will not be known until early summer but early numbers indicate the Musketeers will break even. During the board of education’s Wednesday’s meeting, Superintendent Nick Langhals explained the information rolling down from Columbus so far. “State aid from 2011 to 2012 will increase by $62,000. That was one thing we hadn’t forecasted in our five-year forecast. We won’t get the stimulus money again and we had planned for that; that was $131,000. The other thing we weren’t aware of was the tangible personal property tax. We knew they were phasing it out but they removed it suddenly and we didn’t know that. That was $51,000. So, we lost the $131,000 but had planned on it; then with the state aid increase but the lost property tax, we’re looking at a $10,000 gain on the five-year forecast that we didn’t know about before it was created,” he said. But wait — there’s more: “Then, from 2012 to 2013, we lose $10,000 in state aid, so we break even overall. That’s not bad news but until they come out with simulations in June, we don’t know what might be hidden in the budget that we don’t see at this point in the shell game; they give you funds here but take funds over there,” Langhals said. In routine business, the board accepted the resignation of Athletic Director Tom Sakemiller, who had retired and was re-hired. He plans to spend more time with his grandchildren. The board thanked him for his service. In preparation for the upcoming academic year, contracts were approved as follows: Melinda Losh, continuing; Joy Noreiga, continuing; and Tammy Sellman, 5-year. Greg Luthman was hired for one

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year as the boys varsity soccer coach. Extra curricular one-year contracts are as follows: Vanna Abbot, athletic events supervisor; Matt Myerholtz, girls varsity basketball coach; Todd Hoehn, golf coach; Kevin Horstman, girls reserve basketball coach and track coach; and Rose Mary Warnecke will direct the pep band, summer band, be musical director and senior play director. The following non-certificated persons got the following one-year contracts in boys basketball: John VonSossan, varsity; Todd Bullinger, varsity assistant; Ryan Schroeder, boys reserve; Kevin Trentman and Adam Norbeck, junior high. In girls basketball: Mary Ann Swartz, varsity assistant; Bill Calvelage and Jeff Kimmit, junior high; and Adam Norbeck in the elementary program. Cheerleading: Jill Bullinger, varsity; and Sarah Neidert, junior varsity. Soccer: Rodney Wagner, girls varsity; and Jim Buettner, girls varsity assistant. Baseball: Jeff Swick, varsity; and Jared Kleman, varsity assistant.

OTTOVILLE — Ohio Education Matters announced Tuesday Ottoville Local Schools is one of the most efficient schools in the state in building maintenance and operation costs. Ohio Education Matters is a subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks of Cincinnati. It released its nine-month study of K-12 education called Ohio Smart Schools this week. That report showed 135 school districts across Ohio that seem to get more for their money in central-office administration, school-level administration, food service, student transportation and building maintenance and operations than other similar districts. Superintendent Scott Mangas said the designation means other schools will look to Ottoville for ways to trim their maintenance and operations budgets. “We do have an advantage with the geothermal system,” Mangas said. “Other than that, we still have the regular day-to-day tasks with an exceptional maintenance crew.” Mangas said OEM was looking at using its rankings as leverage with the state to hold the top schools harmless for budget cuts. “How that will turn out, I don’t know but we’ll take all the help we can get,” Mangas said. Three other Putnam County schools were presented similar awards, including Ottawa-Glandorf for foodservice, school administration and transportation costs; Kalida for food service; and Columbus Grove for school administration and transpor-

tation. A one-year limited contract was granted to Alicia Haselman as grades 4-9 English/history teacher. She earned her master’s degree from Defiance College and will replace three retiring teachers. After comparing figures, Ottoville will discontinue its satellite agreement with Vantage Career Center at the end of this school year. Mangas said the district was losing money on the agreement and recommended the board grant Pamela Hickey a continuing contract for the position of high school consumer science teacher. “If we put her back on our payroll, we won’t be coming out on the short end of the deal,” Mangas said. The board accepted the resignation of Tom Von Sossan as varsity boys basketball coach. Von Sossan has served the Ottoville basketball program for the past 14 years. The board then hired Todd Turnwald as varsity boys basketball coach. Turnwald coached at Columbus Grove for five years with a record of 65-43. School board members decided on personnel duties for the upcoming 2011-12 school year: — Teacher contracts were issued to Mary Jane Schneider, continuing; Shawn Knodell, 5-year limited; and Kyle Kumfer, continuing. — One-year limited teacher extended-service contracts were issued to Warren Bowery, summer band; and Mark Knott, guidance and EMIS coordinator. — One-year teacher supplemental contracts were issued to Kimberly Birt, See OTTOVILLE, page 2

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high girls basketball coach; Scott Crossgrove, volunteer junior high girls basketball coach; Eric Gerker boys head soccer coach; Dustin Markward, boys assistant soccer coach; Vaughn Horstman, co-assistant girls basketball coach; Robert Kaple, head cross country coach; Tammy Koester head cheerleader advisor; Deb Lindeman, co-assistant girls basketball coach and volunteer tennis coach; Jeff Schimmoeller, girls junior varsity girls basketball coach; Ruth Wannemacher, co-advisor for senior class; Heather Hamilton, assistant cheerleader adviros; Diane Ricker, pre-school hand bus driver; Dave Kleman, head girls basketball coach; Tim Turnwald, volunteer tennis coach; and Brittany Beining, volunteer volleyball coach. In other business, the board: • Approved the Ottoville Track Program to conduct a chicken BBQ fundraiser on May 8. All profits will go to the athletic fund and Coach Vaughn Horstman will be in charge of the event; • Congratulated Annie Lindeman on her upcoming State Science Fair appearance; • Approved Austin Markward as a student worker on an as needed basis for summer 2011. He will be operating mowers as well as other school equipment and paid the state • Approve a 1-year limited contract for Julie Schimmoeller as elementary/ superintendent secretary. Her contract is for 207 days, 8 hours/day and will start Aug. 1; • Approved the AYBT program to use school facilities for the months of May, June and July. Gina Beining and Erica Vorst will be in charge; and • Approved the Summer Park Program to use school facilities for the months of May, June, July and August. Todd Knippen will be in charge. The next meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. May 18.

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assistant band director; Warren Bowery, Pep Band and musical director; James Brown, Golf Coach; Anthony Castronova, sophomore advisor; Susan Jones, head volleyball coach and junior class advisor; Alicia Haselman, junior high Science Fair advisor; Kyle Kimfer, newsletter coordinator and yearbook advisor; Kirt Martz, junior varsity volleyball coach and assistant athletic director; Shelley Mumaw, Student Council advisor; Mark Odenweller, athletic director and freshmen class advisor; Krista Schomaeker; high school science fair advisor; and Kathy Thomas, National Honor Society advisor and senior class co-advisor. One-year limited nonteaching supplemental contracts were issued to Ashley Cossgrove, eighthgrade girls basketball; Darrel VonSossan, seventhgrade girls basketball; Joe Kemper, volunteer junior

Juvenile to appear Resident reports Semi hits hyon domestic damage to siding drant, light pole At 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, At 10:05 a.m. on Tuesday, violence charge Delphos police were called a collision occurred when the
At 9:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Delphos police were called to the 400 block of North Canal Street in reference to a domestic violence complaint. Upon officers’ arrival, the complainant stated that Michael Klausing, 17, of Delphos had caused or threatened to cause physical harm to a family or household member. As a result, Klausing was charged with domestic violence and will appear in Van Wert Juvenile Court on the charge. to the 500 block of Toomey Avenue in reference to some damage to a residence in that area. Upon officers’ arrival, the complainant stated someone had broken some of the siding on the residence.

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Tires cut on vehicle

Lima man faces driving under suspension charge

At 11:49 p.m. on Tuesday while on routine patrol in the 800 block of East Fifth Street, Delphos police came into contact with Michael Crist, 33, of Lima. Officers found Crist was operating a motor vehicle while having his driving privileges suspended. As a result, Crist was cited into Lima Municipal Court on the charge.

Items taken from residence

At 10:35 a.m. on Wednesday, Delphos police were called to the 1000 block of Superior Street in reference to a complaint of damage to a motor vehicle. Upon officers’ arrival, the complainant stated in the overnight hours, someone had cut the tires on a vehicle parked in that area.

Business reports theft of items

driver of a semi-truck backed into a fire hydrant and light pole. Joshua Webb, 28, of Alger, was attempting to back a semi-truck owned by GLS Lease Company up to a storage warehouse at the end of Summer’s Lane and struck a city fire hydrant and light pole. The fire hydrant was knocked over and damaged and the cement support for the light pole was knocked out of the ground. The fire hydrant was owned by the City of Delphos and the light pole by Drapery Stitch.

At 10:17 p.m. on Tuesday, Delphos police were called to the 100 block of North Jefferson Street in reference to a theft complaint. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim stated a subject known to them had came to the residence and had taken items.

At 3:07 p.m. on Wednesday, Delphos police were called to a business in the 200 block of Elida Road in reference to a theft complaint. Upon officers’ arrival, the store manager of a business there stated someone had been into the store and had taken items without paying for them. The case was forwarded to the Detective Bureau for further investigation.

The high temperature Wednesday in Delphos was 65 and the low was 40. A year ago today, the high was 68 and the low was 35. The record high for today is 86, set in 1985 and the record low of 27 was set in 1953. TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — WEATHER FORECAST Libyan rebels said today they Tri-county had control of a post on the Associated Press Tunisian border, forcing govTONIGHT: Mostly cloudy ernment soldiers to flee over in the evening with rain likely the frontier and possibly openafter midnight. Breezy. Lows ing a new channel for oppoin the upper 30s. East winds10 sition forces in Moammar to 15 mph. Chance of precipi- Gadhafi’s bastion in western Libya. tation 70 percent. In the rebel stronghold of FRIDAY: Rain showers likely and chance of thun- Benghazi in eastern Libya, derstorms in the morning meanwhile, relief workers and with showers and thunder- medical teams awaited the storms likely in the afternoon. arrival of a passenger ferry Breezy. Highs in the upper carrying about 1,000 people 40s. Southeast winds 15 to 25 — mostly Libyan civilians mph. Chance of precipitation and workers from Asia and Africa — out of the besieged 70 percent. FRIDAY NIGHT: city of Misrata, the main rebel Showers and thunderstorms holdout in Gadhafi’s territory. Also aboard the vessel in the evening. Showers and thunderstorms likely after were the bodies of an Oscardocumentary midnight. Breezy. Not as nominated cool. Lows in the upper 40s. maker from Britain and an Southeast winds 15 to 25 mph American photographer who shifting to the southwest after were killed covering clashes midnight. Chance of precipi- Wednesday. A day earlier, the ferry arrived in Misrata, tation 80 percent. EXTENDED FORECAST delivering food and medical SATURDAY: Mostly supplies to the beleaguered cloudy with a 40 percent population. The reported capture of chance of showers. Highs in the border crossing followed the mid 60s. West winds 15 three days of intense fightto 25 mph. SATURDAY NIGHT: ing outside the desert town of Mostly cloudy with a 40 per- Nalut, about 140 miles (240 cent chance of showers. Lows kilometers) southwest of the capital Tripoli, said a rebel in the upper 40s. SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy leader, Shaban Abu Sitta. The with a chance of showers and area was briefly in hands of a slight chance of a thunder- anti-government forces last storm. Highs in the mid 60s. month before Libyan troops Chance of measurable rain 40 moved in. Holding the Dhuheiba percent. border crossing could open SUNDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with a chance of showers and important supply routes for a slight chance of a thunder- anti-Gadhafi forces and give storm. Lows in the lower 50s. the rebels another foothold in Chance of measurable rain 50 western Libya. “Rebels are now manning percent. Dhuheiba crossing,” said Abu Sitta, who claimed his fighters destroyed 30 army pickup trucks and captured 10 cars ST. RITA’S A girl was born April 20 to and some weapons. Tunisia’s official TAP Jennifer R. Smith of Delphos. news agency said Libyan rebA girl was born April 20 to Michelle Slaven and Zacharias els had control of the post and at least 13 Libyan miliBailey of Spencerville. tary officers, including two commanders, fled across the border. The report, citing a “high-level” Tunisian military CLEVELAND (AP) — official, said the Libyan offiThe winning numbers in cers were detained and the Wednesday evening’s draw- border post was closed. ing of the Ohio Lottery A doctor with Tunisia’s Pick 3 Red Crescent, Dr. Mongi 7-1-4 Slim, said the border post was Pick 4 in rebel hands and relief offi3-4-9-1 cials fear it could lead to a Classic Lotto new wave of refugees. 06-13-17-27-31-45 Rolling Cash 5 12-23-29-34-35 Ten OH $7.18 01-05-06-10-11-13-16-18- Corn: $7.10 21-22-29-30-34-44-47-54-57- Wheat: Beans: $13.48 61-64-79

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

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“I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” — Stephen Leacock, Canadian economist and humorist (1869-1944)

Obama mixing politics, policy on West Coast
By JULIE PACE Associated Press WASHINGTON — Stepping away from Washington’s contentious fiscal debates, President Barack Obama is making a West Coast trip aimed at building support for his deficit-reduction plans and raising money for his re-election campaign. In town hall meetings in California and Nevada, including one hosted Wednesday by Facebook, Obama will pitch his prescription for reducing the deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years through a combination of spending cuts and tax increases for the rich. The president’s three-day trip is his most extensive travel since he announced his 2012 bid earlier this month. That campaign could set new fundraising records as Obama courts high-dollar donors, as well as young people, many of whom were among the small donors who buoyed his 2008 campaign. Returning to that campaign’s playbook, Obama will seek to connect with those younger voters through social networking sites like Facebook. The president’s official Facebook page has more than 19 million fans, and he’ll become the first U.S. president to visit the massively popular company’s Palo Alto headquarters when he By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press conducts the town hall there. Obama was expected to answer questions submitted via Facebook and read to him by a moderator, as well as some questions from a small in-person audience. Video of the event was to be streamed on the White House Facebook page. Weeks of heated debate in Washington over long- and short-term spending has left Obama with some of the lowest approval ratings of his presidency. The numbers are even lower for the Republican-led House and Obama’s potential Republican challengers. Voters say they want Washington to tackle deep deficit reductions, and both parties are responding — Obama with his plan to cut $4 trillion, and House Republicans with a plan passed last week that seeks to cut $5.8 trillion in spending over 10 years. The challenge for the president and his Republican rivals is to also connect their efforts with the public’s pressing concerns over persistently high unemployment and rising gasoline prices. Obama’s message is that any gains in furthering the economic recovery now could be lost unless lawmakers also tackle the nation’s mounting deficits and debt. “Companies might be less likely to set up shop here in the United States of America,” Obama said during a town

One Year Ago • Members of the Jefferson FCCLA Chapter recently participated at regional and state competition. Dulton Moore received a gold rating in Job Interview at both events and will compete at nationals July 2-8 in Chicago. Linda Garza also received gold at both events in Life Event Planning. She will also move on to national competition. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • Ollie Gengler Awards were presented to young bowlers in the Delphos Lions Club junior bowling leagues Saturday at Delphos Recreation Center. Winners were Jennifer Suever, second place, Shaun Geise, third place and Heather Truesdale, first place. The award goes to bowlers for dedication, perseverance, attitude and improvement. • Elida FFA member Mark Cellars was recently named one of the top three turf and landscape proficiency award winners in the state. Mark will receive his award at the 58th all Ohio State FFA Convention April 25. Member Bob Fricke will be competing in the prepared public speaking contest April 26 at the state convention. • The April meeting of Sunrise-Sunset Ohio Child Conservation League chapter was held in the home of Regina McClure with co-hostess Joyce Day. Results of the election of officers were revealed. Deb Elwer is president, Dolores Shumaker vice president, Marty Drerup secretary, June Gable treasurer, and Carol Odenweller, reporter. 50 Years Ago — 1961 • Robert B. Rozelle, vice president and cashier of The Commercial Bank and Elvin “Dick” Patton, assistant cashier of the same bank, attended the first annual workshop of the Toledo Conference National Association of Bank Auditors and Controllers held April 20 at Villa Erie, Michigan. • The Delphos Junior Chamber of Commerce will be officially represented at the annual District 13 meeting of Jaycees in Lima on April 22 by Don Schramm, local Jaycee president. D. L. Gockley, Lima publicity chairman for the event, has announced that Schramm will be one of ten area Jaycee presidents who will represent their chapters. • The Spencerville Bearcats, behind the one-hit pitching of Bill Fast, Wednesday knocked the Delphos Jefferson Wildcats out of the Allen County tournament, 5-0. Fred Dray, who pitched for the Wildcats, went all the way and hurled a game that deserved a better fate. Dray allowed only three hits, walked four and posted 11 strikeouts. 75 Years Ago — 1936 • No. 401, one of the large engines on the AC&Y Railroad came to Delphos Tuesday morning. This was the first visit of one of these engines to this city. Track improvements were made between Delphos and Carey, and bridges on this end of the line have been strengthened. These changes have made possible the use of the larger and heavier engines over the full length of the line. • St. John’s High School baseball players are to go into action for the second time this season Friday when they will again clash with the Marsh Foundation School team. Either Lang or Ditto will likely be called upon to hurl for St. John’s. • By virtue of their success in the scholarship elimination contest conducted Saturday at Ottawa, five students of the high school at Fort Jennings are eligible for membership in the scholarship team. The students who were successful were Joseph Mack, first in Latin 2; Marie Kramer, second in physics; Arthur Kramer, second in plane geometry; Susan Place, second in World History; and Juliana Nartker, first in English 4.

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Governor’s veto of GOP bills lift eyebrows

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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s vetoes of a half-dozen bills sponsored by fellow Republicans are raising eyebrows, with some conservatives questioning whether she is still one of them. Never mind that she has signed more than 200 other bills from the GOP-led Legislature. They wanted her to OK bills on school choice and religious rights, among others, as well as one that would have made the state the first to require presidential candidates to prove their natural born citizenship to get on the ballot. That last one has become a pet cause to some conservatives who believe that President Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. and therefore ineligible to hold the nation’s highest office. It was too much even for Brewer, a Republican who last year became the public face of the state’s controversial immigration law and used it to help her win election. The so-called birther bill was a “huge distraction” that would have tarnished the state’s reputation and hindered efforts to turn around the state’s ailing economy, she told The Associated Press on Tuesday. “From my perspective, knowing what I believe the Constitution says and the information that I had, that it would be something that wouldn’t reflect well on our state,” she said. Brewer said she based her sign-or-veto decisions on a standard of what’s right for the state. One example was her veto of a bill that would have allowed guns on college campuses. Brewer, who in the past two years signed major bills championed by gun-rights advocates, said in her veto letter that the bill was poorly written and might have been interpreted to also apply to K-12 schools. A school-choice bill and two tax-cut measures were vetoed because the price tags would have undermined the cash-short state’s justapproved budget, she said. Republican Sen. Ron Gould, a Republican who sponsored the guns bill, said Brewer tacked to the right in the run-up to the 2010 election by signing the immigration law, known as SB1070, last spring. But now she’s showing her true colors with her vetoes, he said. “It’s kind of disappointing because we’re going to see this year that Brewer is not a conservative,” he said. By the numbers, Brewer’s seven vetoes through Tuesday are far short of the total bills she signed. “We’ve had a lot more signed than we’ve had lost,” said Republican Rep. Andy Tobin, the House majority leader. Brewer has signed bills creating a new voucher program for special education students, easing requirements to get a concealed-weapon permit, giving a tie-breaker adoption preference to married couples and restricting union activities. Brewer also has yet to get an anti-abortion bill she won’t sign.

Obama’s pulpit is bully, but GOP keeps charging
WASHINGTON — Running for re-election, President Barack Obama is employing powers not available to his Republican challengers. Just this week he’s holding town halls in three states, arriving in grand style on Air Force One and granting coveted interviews to local TV news anchors. He doesn’t have the field entirely to himself and his poll numbers are sagging a bit as he feuds with Republicans over spending and deficit cutting. With Congress in recess, dozens of GOP lawmakers are holding their own events to tell constituents why they believe they have a better plan for cutting spending and revamping social programs. Obama’s busy week leaves no doubt that his 2012 campaign is underway. The three-day, four-stop trip to California and Nevada, starting Wednesday, is his most extensive travel since announcing his re-election plans April 4. It comes just days after House Republicans passed a bill to cut $5.8 trillion in spending over 10 years. Obama has outlined a sharply different plan for spending and tax priorities. Voters seem edgy and wary of both sides. At the same time, they are agitating for deep deficit reductions that could require significant changes to Medicare and other major programs. Both parties are responding. Obama’s approval ratings are among the lowest of his presidency. Ratings for Congress, and for his potential Republican challengers, appear even lower. The parties are targeting independent voters, and a lot is at stake. If those voters decide Obama’s plan is too tepid to tame the soaring national debt, they may flock to GOP candidates, as they did in 2010, and make him a one-term president. But if they buy Obama’s argument that Republicans would hurt elderly and lowincome people by weakening Medicare and Medicaid while also cutting taxes for the wealthy, then independent voters may return to the Democrats they backed in 2006 and 2008. In at least one area — the ability to reach voters through an array of methods and outlets — the president holds a clear advantage. “No member of Congress,

hall in Northern Virginia on Tuesday. “It could end up costing you more to take out a loan for a home or for a car because if people keep having to finance America’s debt, at a certain point they’re going to start charging higher interest rates.” Obama is using all of the resources at his disposal to make that case, from the town halls he’ll hold this week to the interviews he’s conducted with local television stations in politically important states. While GOP lawmakers are making use of a break on Capitol Hill to hold events with constituents to pitch their parties’ fiscal plans, the presidency carries with it clear advantages. “No member of Congress, no speaker of the House, no senator can command the public’s attention the way a sitting president can,” said Joel Johnson, a lobbyist and former top aide to President Bill Clinton. In this age of Twitter, YouTube and dwindling viewership of broadcast evening news, a president must use every resource available, White House press secretary Jay Carney said. “It’s a mix of traditional media, new media, national media, regional media,” Carney told reporters. “You’ve got to reach Americans where they are.“

FAA fires two controllers, issues new flight rules
By JOAN LOWY Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration took new steps Wednesday to fix problems in the nation’s air traffic control system, firing two controllers for sleeping on the job and ordering a higher level of supervision over aircraft carrying the first lady or vice president. The new air traffic rules and the firings come as the FAA struggles to reassure the public that air travel is safe. The agency has been shaken by a series of embarrassing incidents, including five cases of controllers falling asleep on the job, a controller caught watching a DVD movie at his post and an aborted landing this week of a plane carrying Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s wife, Jill. The controllers fired Wednesday were assigned to radar facilities in Miami and Knoxville, Tenn. They had been found sleeping during overnight shifts, according to the FAA, which had disclosed the incidents previously. Under the new air traffic rules, flights carrying Mrs. Obama or the vice president will be handled by an air traffic supervisor rather than a controller, the agency said. New rules apply to approaches and departures handled by a regional air traffic facility in Warrenton, Va., and takeoffs and landings at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, where the presidential fleet is based. Flights with the president on board are already required to be handled by a supervisor Also on Wednesday, the National Transportation Safety Board said it has opened an investigation into the aborted landing of Mrs. Obama’s plane. The FAA moved swiftly in the case of the Miami controller, whom the agency said was found sleeping at about 5 a.m. Saturday at a regional radar facility that handles high-altitude air traffic for portions of Florida, the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. A preliminary review of air traffic tapes indicated he did not miss any calls from aircraft and there was no impact on flight operations. The Knoxville incident occurred on Feb. 19 at a radar facility at the McGhee Tyson Airport. Officials said the controller made himself a makeshift bed and deliberately slept for about five hours despite attempts by a co-worker to wake him. The aborted landing involving Mrs. Obama’s plane

no speaker of the House, no senator can command the public’s attention the way a sitting president can,” said Joel Johnson, a lobbyist and former top aide to President Bill Clinton. Obama is using two main techniques this week: question-and-answer sessions outside Washington and local TV interviews in the White House Map Room. As with most first-term presidents, the events overwhelmingly target states that will be election battlegrounds. On Monday, Obama submitted to four one-on-one interviews with TV affiliate stations, a format that often generates several days of near-breathless coverage in key markets. “For a local news station, an interview with the president is the big ’get,’” Johnson said. “You hype it, you promote it, you get people to pay attention.” Three of the stations were from states that Obama won in 2008 and hopes to win again: Indiana, North Carolina and Nevada. The fourth station was from Dallas. Obama has little hope of carrying Texas next year. But it’s an important fundraising state for both parties, and Democrats have long-term hopes for Texas as its Hispanic population soars.

occurred Monday at Andrews Air Force Base just outside Washington. While aborted landings are not unusual, and the first lady apparently wasn’t in serious danger, the episode became another embarrassment for the FAA. The incident occurred at about 5 p.m., when a Boeing 737 belonging to the Air National Guard, one of several guard planes used by the White House, came within three miles of a massive C-17 cargo plane as planes were approaching Andrews to land, according to FAA and a base spokeswoman. The FAA requires a minimum separation of five miles between two planes when the plane in the lead is as large as the 200-ton military cargo jet, in order to avoid dangerous wake turbulence that can severely affect the trailing aircraft. Andrews’ civilian air traffic controllers first ordered Mrs. Obama’s plane to conduct a series of turns to bring it farther from the military jet. When controllers realized there still might not be enough time for the cargo plane to clear the runway before Mrs. Obama’s plane landed, they directed the pilot of Mrs. Obama’s plane to circle the airport. This “goaround” is considered a type of aborted landing.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sixth-inning rally lifts Kill signs for hoops at Morton College Bath past Blue Jays
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BATH TOWNSHIP — On a blustery and chilly Wednesday afternoon at Bath High School, even with a steady wind blowing out to center, offense wasn’t going to be easy when St. John’s visited Bath. The host Wildcats scored three times in the bottom of the sixth frame to rally past the Blue Jays 5-3 in nonleague baseball action. Trailing 3-2 entering the fateful frame and facing Blue Jay reliever Troy Warnecke (1 inning, 4 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 walk; in for Ryan Edelbrock), Caleb Norton doubled to center and scored on Ryne Burden’s single to right to tie it at 3. Jeremy Chandler sacrificed. Cory McNett walked and Austin Best singled the bases loaded. Kyle Zimmerman blooped a hit just beyond the reach of diving leftfielder Ryan Densel to plate pinch-runner Kasey Krendl and leave the bases juiced. Johny Simindinger squeezed perfectly, scoring McNett for the 5-3 lead. Brad Davis (1.2 innings pitched in relief of Jeremy Clapper) set down the Blue Jays in order in the seventh to earn the win (2-1). “Ryan pitched well for his first putting of the year; he had good location. His pitch count was up in the 80s, so we went with Troy in relief,” St. John’s coach Dan Metzger noted. “It was Troy’s first time on the mound in a varsity game this year. He learned something; you can’t fall behind a goodhitting team like Bath. Once you do that, you have to come to them on their pitch and they hit the ball hard.” Bath coach Brian Jesko also liked his pitching. “Jeremy kept us in the game. They hit him a couple of times hard early but mostly, he kept their batters offbalance,” Jesko noted. “Brad came in and gave us two good innings. He pitched out of a jam in the sixth inning and then retired the side in the seventh.” The Jays went up 1-0 against Bath starter Jeremy Clapper (5.1 IP, 7 hits, 3 runs, 1 earned, 1 walk, 2 Ks; 86 pitches, 57 strikes) in the top of the first. Tanner Calvelage beat out an infield hit and burgled second. An out hence, Jordan Leininger (2-for-4) rocked a double that hit off the fence in left. Tyler Ditto bounced to short and Simindinger alertly threw to third to get Leininger. Edelbrock led off the top of the second with a single and advanced on a ground ball by Austin Reindel. However, he was left there. Edelbrock (5 innings, 4 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned, 2 free passes, 2 Ks; 86 pitches, 51 strikes) only gave up a single to Burden in the first two innings. The Blue and Gold had chances in the third. Calvelage led off by getting aboard via an error but was throw out stealing second by Jeremy Chandler. Tyler Bergfeld beat out an infield hit and went to second on a comebacker by Leininger. However, he was left stranded (8 for the game versus 6 for the hosts). The Wildcats tied it in

ST. JOHN’S (3) ab-r-h-rbi Tanner Calvelage cf 3-1-1-0, Tyler Bergfeld ss 4-0-1-0, Jordan Leininger dh 4-0-2-1, Tyler Ditto rf 4-0-0-0, Troy Warnecke 2b/p 4-0-0-0, Ryan Edelbrock p/2b 3-0-1-0, Austin Reindel c 2-1-0-0, Ryan Densel lf 2-1-1-0, Curtis Geise 3b 3-0-1-2. Totals 29-3-7-3. BATH (5) ab-r-h-rbi Kyle Zimmerman 2b 4-0-1-2, Johny Simindinger ss 2-0-1-2, Matt Wise lf 3-0-0-0, Nate Heffner dh 3-0-0-0, Caleb Norton cf 3-1-1-0, Ryne Burden 1b 3-02-1, Kasey Krendl pr 0-1-0-0, Jeremy Chandler c 2-1-1-0, Corey McNett 3b 2-2-1-0, Myles Holiday rf 1-0-0-0, Austin Best rf 1-0-1-0. Totals 24-5-8-5. Score by Innings: St. John’s 1 0 0 2 0 0 0-3 Bath 001 013 x-5 E: McNett 2, Geise, Zimmerman, Simindinger; LOB: St. John’s 8, Bath 6; 2B: Leininger, Geise, Simindinger, Norton; Sac: Reindel, Simindinger, Chandler, Holiday; SB: Calvelage, McNett, Simindinger, McNett; CS: Calvelage (by Chandler); POB: Edelbrock (by Clapper). IP H R ER BB SO ST. JOHN’S Edelbrock 5 4 2 1 2 2 Warnecke (L, 0-1) 1 4 2 2 1 0 BATH Jeremy Clapper 5.1 7 3 1 1 2 Brad Davis(W,2-1) 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 HBP: Calvelage (by Davis).

the third. McNett got aboard via a 2-base throwing error and Myles Holiday bunted him up a base. An out later, Simindinger whacked a double to left to score McNett. The Jays took a 3-1 edge in the fourth. With one gone, Edelbrock got on via a throwing miscues but was forced at second by Reindel. Densel walked and Curtis Geise slapped a 2-run double to the fence in left center. The visitors tried to add to their lead in the fifth. With one gone, Leininger blooped a hit to right but consecutive forceouts ended that threat. Bath got within 3-2 in the home half. Chandler and McNett had back-toback singles. An out later, they both stole the next base. Zimmerman bounced out to short to plate Chandler and put McNett at third. Simindinger walked and burgled second. Wise walked but Blue Jay backstop Reindel made a nice play to catch a foul pop-up by Nate Heffner to leave the bases loaded. The Jays lost another chance to add to their lead in the sixth. Edelbrock got on via a throwing error and Reindel sacrificed; an error allowed him to be safe. Edelbrock was picked off base by Clapper. Densel singled to left, bringing in Davis to relieve. Geise’s bounce-out to second pushed Reindel and Densel up a base. Calvelage was hit by a pitch but Bergfeld bounced out to short to leave the bases loaded. “We had opportunities we let slip away. We had some hits but we didn’t string enough together or come up with more big hits in crucial situations,” Metzger added. “Right now, we just need to get more at-bats and gain more confidence; today was just not going to be conducive to a lot of offense, especially with the way they were pitching. Defensively, we showed more signs today of going in the right direction. We backed up our pitchers well today. St. John’s (4-2) plays at St. Henry 4:30 p.m. tonight in a makeup game. “Offense is simple: get on base, get them around, get them in,” Jesko added. “We talked about that today before the game about being aggressive and getting on base but their pitchers did a nice. We finally got going in the later innings.” Bath (9-4) is at Shawnee today.

SPENCERVILLE — It isn’t close to home. In fact, it’s well over a state away. That didn’t stop Spencerville senior basketball player Brittany Kill from signing a National Letterof-Intent to play basketball at Morton College, a 2-year community college in Cicero, Illinois, Wednesday. “I know it’s far away and it won’t be easy for my family to come watch me play but I view this as a good opportunity to spread my wings. It’s hard on my mom right now, knowing that I’m the youngest in the family,” Kill, daughter of Jeff and Penny Kill, explained. “Their coach (Lawrence Lanciotti), made the decision pretty easy for me. He told me his first goal is to make sure his athletes are doing well in the classroom and advancing academically, that basketball isn’t necessarily his top priority when it comes to his players. He was in constant contact with me from the first time he got in touch with me to now. I like that. “I played AAU ball or something since I was six; that’s how I got recruited because I had to fill a form

out for it and he contacted me. I worked hard for this and I deserve the chance. I’m happy to get the opportunity.” Morton College is a member of the Skyway Community College Conference, competing against seven other Illinois community colleges. Kill was a 3-year letterwinner/starter for the Lady Bearcats, leading the team in scoring this year at 13 points a game and earning secondteam Northwest Conference honors. She was also a US Sports Student Ambassador and participated in the Friendship Games in Austria. “It’s only for two years; I want to get a 2-year degree in criminal justice and then go on to study forensics,” Kill said. “I already know who my roommate will be; Joanna (Garcia; the best girls basketball player in the Northern Lights Conference in Alaska). I really like the community and area. My mom wanted to make sure this was a good fit for me and was a safe environment.” The only other college Kill had in mind was the University of Northwestern Ohio. She will be wearing the number 23 and playing a wing at Morton, just like she played at Spencerville. “The number 23 is in honor of my cousin, Rachel;

Spencerville senior basketball player Brittany Kill signed a National Letter-of-Intent to play basketball at Morton College Wednesday. Behind her are her parents, Penny and Jeff Kill. I’ve always looked up to her. with team chemistry. I have It’s also Michael Jordan’s to improve my ballhandling, number and he’s pretty awe- as well as outside shooting some, too,” she added. “I feel and getting to the basket. My I’ve always been a team play- goal is to get playing time er and my first goal is to fit in immediately.”

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The Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. — Danny Cleary scored from a tough angle with just over 6 minutes left and the Detroit Red Wings swept the Phoenix Coyotes out of the playoffs and possibly out of the desert with a 6-3 victory Wednesday night. The sellout crowd got to see plenty of action, from a goaltrading first two periods to the deflating score from Cleary from behind the right post that somehow squeezed past goalie Ilya Bryzgalov with 6:19 left. Todd Bertuzzi sealed up the sweep in the first-round Western Conference series less than 2 minutes later, knocking in a shot off the skate of Coyotes’ defenseman David Schlemko in what might have been the Coyotes’ final game in the desert. Patrick Eaves scored his second goal on an empty net and Tomas Holmstrom and Niklas Kronwall also scored for Detroit. Playing in front of potential owner Michael Hulsizer, who talked with fans outside before the game and sat in the stands, the Coyotes kept up with Detroit’s multitude of scoring lines on goals

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from Taylor Pyatt, Shane Doan and Martin Hanzal. The Coyotes saluted the crowd at center ice after the game as most of the fans stuck around but now head into the offseason not knowing if they’ll ever play in the desert again. Capitals 4, Rangers 3, 2OT NEW YORK — Jason Chimera scored 12:36 into the second overtime and Washington completed a 3-goal comeback to push New York to the brink of elimination in the Eastern Conference series. New York scored three times in the second period to take a 3-0 lead and seemed poised to head back to Washington all even in the series for Game 5 on Saturday. But the top-seeded Capitals rallied to take a 3-1 lead. Alexander Semin started Washington’s rally and Marcus Johansson scored twice in the third to make it 3-3. The Rangers built their big lead on a goal by Artem Anisimov and tallies just 7 seconds apart by Marian Gaborik and Brandon Dubinsky. Henrik Lundqvist was the hard-luck loser after making 49 saves.

Bulldogs drop tennis match NORWALK — Norwalk’s boys tennis team defeated Elida 3-2 Wednesday at Norwalk. Winners for the visiting Bulldogs (5-4) were third singles Corbin Ellison 6-3, 7-6(5) over Sid Beier; and the first doubles of Nick Fraley and Dylan McDorman 6-1, 6-1 over Kyle Scheid and Kevin Bickerstaff. Norwalk won the other three: first singles Trevor Bowers 6-0, 6-0 over Mitch Chavez; second singles Harry Love 7-5, 6-2 over Arwin Sayoto; and second doubles Adam Zorn and Karson Schaechterle 6-4, 6-2 over Justin Miller and Cody Kerns. Elida hosts Kenton tonight. ---Cardinals double-up Racers MUNCIE, Ind. — Ball State’s baseball unit doubled-up the University of Northwestern Ohio’s 12-6 Wednesday in Muncie, Ind. The Racers drop to 15-25, while the Division I Cardinals are 11-23.
Northwestern Ohio 6 (15-25) ab-r-h-rbi Alex McKinstry 2b 3-1-1-0, Fabian Placencia 2b 1-0-0-0, Alex Czernewski rf 4-1-1-1, Kyle Jeffries c 5-0-2-1, Kael Campbell dh 4-0-0-1, Zyler Cosby 2b 1-0-0-0, Pedro Boissalier ss 4-1-0-1, Pichi Torres lf 2-0-1-0, Mikel Sechrist lf 1-1-1-0, Eric Rodriguez 1b 5-0-20, Dylan Brammer 3b 4-0-2-2, Phillip Donovan cf 0-0-0-0, Curtis Lambkin ph 2-2-0-0. Totals 36-6-10-6. Ball State 12 (11-23) ab-r-h-rbi Elliott cf 5-1-3-0, Winkle cf 0-00-0, Baumet ss 3-1-1-1, Wellman ph 1-0-0-0, Widau 2b 3-2-0-0, Mahala 1b 4-1-2-2, C. Campbell 1b 1-0-1-0, Beemer rf 2-1-1-1, Catanzarite pr 0-10-0, Godfrey dh 2-3-1-0, Issler 3b 0-00-0, Weir 3b 5-1-1-2, Franchetti c 2-1-

Northwestern Ohio 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 - 6 10 1 Ball State 0 3 0 1 3 1 3 1 x - 12 12 5

1-3, Schlotter ph 1-0-0-0, K. Campbell lf 4-0-1-0. Totals 33-12-12-9. Score by Innings:

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EL Raleigh 2(3), Jeffries(6), Baumet(8), Warrington(1), Widau(8). DP: Ball State 1. LOB: NW Ohio 10, Ball State 8. 2B: Jeffries(3), Elliott(6), Baumet(4). 3B: Elliott(5), Weir(1). HR: Mahala(4). SF: Beemer(2), Franchetti(2). SB: Czernewski(4), Boissalier(4), Lambkin(13), Godfrey(1), K. Campbell(9). CS: K. Campbell(2). IP H R ER BB SO Northwestern Ohio Austin Park (L,1-6) 2.0 4 3 3 1 1 Zachary Petrick 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 Juan Espinosa 2.0 5 5 5 2 1 Rob Shaw 1.0 1 3 3 1 1 Preston Thompson 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 Dylan Brammer 1.0 1 1 1 3 2 Ball State Raleigh 2.0 3 2 2 2 2 Wilburn (W,1-1) 4.0 2 0 0 1 5 Bautista 1.0 1 1 1 1 2 Baumet 0.0 3 2 2 1 0 Jordan 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 Sandman 0.1 1 1 1 0 1 Warrington 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 WP: Brammer 2(5), Espinosa 2(4), Shaw(1), Thompson(11), Bautista(6). HBP: by Raleigh (Torres), by Shaw (Baumet), by Shaw (Godfrey). PB: Franchetti(9). Umpires: HP: Scott Bova; 1B: Bill Hamilton; 3B: Tony Maners Attendance: 101

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WESTERVILLE — The Ohio Northern baseball team suffered two losses at the hands of Ohio Athletic Conference opponent Otterbein University on Wednesday, falling 11-1 and 14-16 at Fishbaugh Field in Westerville. ONU falls to 16-14 overall (3-9 OAC), while the Cardinals are at .500 with a 14-14 overall record (6-6 OAC). Junior Matt Hampshire (Lima/Elida) and freshman Brian Thomas (Cross Plains, Ind./South Ripley) each went 3-for-7 at the plate, while sophomore Matt Holstein (Indianapolis/Lawrence Central) blasted a three-run homer in the nightcap, his 10th of the season. In Game 1, ONU took the 1-0 lead in the top of the

fourth inning. Sophomore Cory Martin (Akron/Ellet) reached on a Cardinal throwing error, then Hampshire followed up with a single to left center field to advance Martin to third base. Junior Eric Yunker (Holland/Toledo Christian) then doubled to left center to bring in Martin and move Hampshire to third. Otterbein didn’t stay down for long, as the Cardinals put up 11 runs over the course of the fifth and sixth inning for the eventual 11-1 win. Junior Cody Fisher (Helena/Gibsonburg) took the loss for the Polar Bears after pitching 5.0 innings and striking out two batters; he moves to 1-3 on the season. The Polar Bears again took an early lead in Game 2, with Yunker scoring on another Otterbein fielding error in the second inning. Holstein then hit his homerun over the right field fence for the 4-0 advantage. Otterbein would halve ONU’s lead in the bottom of the second and would take the lead with three runs in their next at bat. Northern tried to put some offense together in the sixth and eighth innings but would only get one run in each of those innings. Junior Ryan Damman (Fremont/Ross) counted the loss to move to 1-2 so far this season. The Polar Bears look to rebound Friday as they return home to host Muskingum in a 1 p.m. twinbill.
Game 1 Ohio Northern Univ. 1 (16-13,3-8 OAC) ab-r-h-rbi Adam Yunker 3b 2-0-0-0, Mike Hoelzel 2b 2-0-0-0, Cory Martin c 1-1-0-0, Matt Hampshire dh 3-0-1-0, Eric Yunker cf 3-0-1-1, Josh Murphy rf 2-0-1-0, Tom Walton ph 1-0-0-0, Kevin Obarski 1b 2-0-0-0, Mark Hayes ph 1-0-0-0, Brian Thomas ss 2-0-0-0,

IP Ohio Northern Univ. Cody Fisher (L,1-3) 5.0 Patrick Collins 1.0 Otterbein University David Cydrus (W,5-0) 7.0

Chris Leiby ph 1-0-0-0, Matt Holstein lf 2-0-0-0. Totals 22-1-3-1. Otterbein University 11 (13-14,56 OAC) ab-r-h-rbi Matt Workman ss 2-2-0-0, Greg Moomaw rf 3-1-1-0, Wes Meadows c 4-2-2-4, Elliot Greenhill dh 3-0-11, Josh Coleman 3b 3-2-2-1, Robb Hendershot 1b 3-2-3-0, Thomas Linder lf 3-1-2-4, Scott Staarmann 2b 4-0-1-1, Clayton Clever cf 3-1-2-0, Drew Martindale ph 1-0-0-0. Totals 29-11-14-11. Score by Innings: Ohio Northern Univ. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 3 1 Otterbein University 0 0 0 0 5 6 x - 11 14 1 E: A. Yunker, Workman. DP: Otterbein 1. LOB: ONU 4, Otterbein 7. 2B: E. Yunker, Hendershot, Linder. HR: Meadows. Sac: Hoelzel, Moomaw, Linder. SF: Greenhill. CS: Murphy, Clever.
H R ER BB SO 9 5 3 5 6 1 1 6 0 2 1 3 2 1 4

WP: Fisher. HBP: by Collins (Workman). Attendance: 44 Game 2 Ohio Northern Univ. 6 (16-14,3-9 OAC) ab-r-h-rbi Adam Yunker lf 5-0-1-1, Mike Hoelzel 2b 5-0-0-1, Cory Martin c 4-0-0-0, Matt Hampshire 1b 4-0-2-0, Kevin Obarski ph 1-0-1-0, Eric Yunker cf 5-1-2-0, Josh Murphy rf 5-0-1-0, Erik Stegman 3b 2-2-0-0, Mark Hayes 2b 2-1-2-0, Brian Thomas ss 5-1-3-0, Matt Holstein dh 3-1-1-3. Totals 41-6-13-5. Otterbein University 14 (14-14,66 OAC) ab-r-h-rbi Matt Workman ss 3-2-1-1, Kevin Castle ph 1-0-0-0, Greg Moomaw rf 3-2-1-0, Bobby Hildebrand ph 1-10-1, Wes Meadows c 6-2-2-3, Elliot Greenhill dh 3-2-1-0, Josh Coleman 3b 3-2-1-4, Robb Hendershot 1b 4-13-1, Thomas Linder lf 5-0-2-1, Scott Staarmann 2b 4-1-2-1, Oskar V. Thorsberg ph 0-1-0-0, Clayton Clever cf 3-0-0-0. Totals 36-14-13-12. Score by Innings:

E: Stegman 2, Workman 2, Hampshire, E. Yunker, Thomas, Coleman. DP: ONU 1, Otterbein 2. LOB: ONU 11, Otterbein 10. 2B : Hampshire. HR: Holstein, Meadows, Coleman. Sac: Clever. SF: Coleman. SB: Workman. IP H R ER BBSO Ohio Northern Univ. Ryan Damman (L,1-2) 3.1 9 9 8 5 4 Matt Magni 3.2 4 4 4 2 0 Andrew Tople 1.0 0 1 0 2 0 Otterbein University Dom.Porretta (W,2-3) 6.0 7 5 1 2 7 Travis Stephens 3.0 6 1 1 0 2 WP: Damman, Magni. HBP: by Porretta (Stegman), by Magni (Greenhill). Attendance: 51

Ohio Northern 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 6 13 5 Otterbein 0 2 3 4 0 0 4 1 x - 14 13 3

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The Associated Press FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Wednesday’s Results Oklahoma City 106, Denver 89, Oklahoma City leads series 2-0 San Antonio 93, Memphis 87, series tied 1-1 L.A. Lakers 87, New Orleans 78, series tied 1-1 Today’s Games Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m., Chicago leads 2-0 Miami at Philadelphia, 8 p.m., Miami leads 2-0 Dallas at Portland, 10:30 p.m., Dallas leads 2-0 Friday’s Games Boston at New York, 7 p.m., Boston leads series 2-0 Orlando at Atlanta, 8 p.m., series tied 1-1 L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 9:30 p.m.

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The Associated Press FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Wednesday’s Results Washington 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, 2OT, Washington leads series 3-1 Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 2, 2OT, Pittsburgh leads series 3-1 Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0, series tied 2-2 Anaheim 6, Nashville 3, series tied 2-2 Detroit 6, Phoenix 3, Detroit wins series 4-0 Today’s Games Boston at Montreal, 7 p.m., Montreal leads 2-1 Chicago at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Vanc. leads 3-1 SanJose at LosAngeles, 10:30 p.m. SanJose leads 2-1 Friday’s Games Buffalo at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

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Michal Neuvirth made 36 saves for Washington. Penguins 3, Lightning 2, 2OT TAMPA, Fla. — James Neal scored 3:38 into the second overtime to give Pittsburgh a 3-1 lead over Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference series. Neal gathered a loose puck along the boards and sent the winning shot past goalie Dwayne Roloson, who had 50 saves for Tampa Bay. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots — nine in the extra periods — for the Penguins. Martin St. Louis scored late in the second period and Sean Bergenheim added his first career playoff with less than 4 minutes remaining in regulation as Tampa Bay rallied from a 2-0 deficit for the second straight game and took this one into overtime. Kennedy and Arron Asham scored in regulation for Pittsburgh. Sabres 1, Flyers 0 BUFFALO, N.Y. — Ryan Miller made 32 saves for his second shutout of the playoffs and Buffalo beat

Philadelphia to even the Eastern Conference series 2-2. Jason Pominville scored at 9:38 of the first period to help the Sabres rebound from two straight losses. It was Miller’s third career playoff shutout and second of the series after he stopped 35 shots in Buffalo’s 1-0 victory in Game 1. Flyers goalie Brian Boucher made 28 saves. Ducks 6, Predators 3 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Corey Perry’s short-handed goal at 1:17 of the third period put Anaheim ahead to stay and the Ducks beat Nashville to tie the Western Conference series 2-2. Game 5 is Friday night in Anaheim, with Ducks forward Bobby Ryan set to return from a 2-game suspension. Perry also had two assists. Cam Fowler had a power-play goal and an assist; Ryan Getzlaf, Brandon McMillan, Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu added goals. Patric Hornqvist, Joel Ward and Matt Halischuck scored for Nashville, which blew a chance for its first-ever 3-1 series lead.

The Associated Press National League East Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 11 6 .647 — Florida 10 6 .625 1/2 Washington 9 8 .529 2 Atlanta 8 11 .421 4 New York 5 13 .278 6 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 9 9 .500 — Cincinnati 9 9 .500 — Milwaukee 9 9 .500 — St. Louis 9 9 .500 — Pittsburgh 8 10 .444 1 Houston 7 11 .389 2 West Division W L Pct GB Colorado 13 5 .722 — San Francisco 10 8 .556 3 Arizona 8 8 .500 4 Los Angeles 9 10 .474 4 1/2 San Diego 8 10 .444 5 ——— Wednesday’s Results Philadelphia 4, Milwaukee 3 Washington 8, St. Louis 6, 1st game Chicago Cubs 2, San Diego 1, 11 inn., 1st game Colorado 10, San Francisco 2 San Diego 5, Chicago Cubs 4, 2nd game Arizona 3, Cincinnati 1 Houston 4, N.Y. Mets 3 Florida 6, Pittsburgh 0 St. Louis 5, Washington 3, 2nd game L.A. Dodgers 6, Atlanta 1 Today’s Games Arizona (D.Hudson 0-3) at Cincinnati (Leake 2-0), 12:35 p.m. Washington (Gorzelanny 0-1) at St. Louis (Lohse 2-1), 1:45 p.m. Atlanta (Jurrjens 1-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 2-2), 3:10 p.m. Houston (Happ 1-2) at N.Y. Mets (Capuano 1-1), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 0-1) at Florida (Volstad 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Oswalt 2-0) at San Diego (Latos 0-2), 10:05 p.m. ---American League East Division W L Pct GB

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Lakers grind past Hornets, even series
By GREG BEACHAM The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant barely made a ripple on offense for the Los Angeles Lakers. He was too busy ensuring Chris Paul didn’t make another huge splash that could have put the Lakers in a cavernous playoff hole. Andrew Bynum had 17 points and 11 rebounds, Lamar Odom scored 16 points and the Lakers survived quiet offensive games from their two biggest stars to even their first-round playoff series with an 87-78 victory over the New Orleans Hornets in Game 2 on Wednesday night. Ron Artest added 15 points as the 2-time defending champions rebounded from a stunning 9-point loss in the series opener with Bryant leading an improved defensive effort against Paul, who still had 20 points and nine assists after shredding Los Angeles’ defense in Game 1. “We stayed in front of him for the most part,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. “He made some big plays for them ... but I think we did a better job being attentive to him and that’s as good as it gets right now.” The Lakers spent the past two days scheming ways to prevent a repeat of Paul’s 33-point, 14-assist dissection of their defense in Game 1. Bryant’s snarling intensity was obvious when he took his turn guarding Paul, jumping on him with fullcourt pressure and even battling him for inconsequential inbound passes

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W L Pct GB Los Angeles 12 6 .667 — Texas 11 7 .611 1 Oakland 9 9 .500 3 Seattle 6 13 .316 6 1/2 ——— Wednesday’s Results Boston 5, Oakland 3 Detroit 3, Seattle 2 Tampa Bay 4, Chicago White Sox 1 Baltimore 5, Minnesota 4 N.Y. Yankees 6, Toronto 2 L.A. Angels 4, Texas 1 Cleveland 7, Kansas City 5 Today’s Games Chicago White Sox (Floyd 1-1) at Tampa Bay (Niemann 0-2), 6:40 p.m. Minnesota (S.Baker 0-2) at Baltimore (Guthrie 1-2), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (Tomlin 3-0) at Kansas City (O’Sullivan 1-1), 8:10 p.m. Boston (Beckett 2-1) at L.A. Angels (Chatwood 1-1), 10:05 p.m. Oakland (McCarthy 1-0) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 1-2), 10:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 1-1) at Detroit (Verlander 1-2), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 0-1) at Baltimore (Bergesen 0-2), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 1-2) at Toronto (Jo-.Reyes 0-2), 7:07 p.m. Kansas City (Francis 0-1) at Texas (Holland 2-1), 8:05 p.m. Cleveland (Carmona 1-2) at Minnesota (Duensing 1-0), 8:10 p.m. Boston (Lester 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Haren 4-0), 10:05 p.m. Oakland (T.Ross 1-1) at Seattle (Pineda 2-1), 10:10 p.m.

midway through the game. “We had a good rhythm today,” Bryant said. “We found something we can hang our hats on in terms of the intensity and the aggression that we played with. Going up to New Orleans, I think that environment will bring it out.” Game 3 is Friday night in New Orleans. With Bynum excelling in the low post and Odom leading strong bench play, the Lakers overcame the offensive inadequacies of their All-Stars. Bryant managed just 11 points, barely shooting the ball in the first half, and Pau Gasol had eight in his second straight poor game. Odom, who was presented his Sixth Man trophy to a standing ovation before the game and then had the trophy put on display on the Staples Center concourse so fans could take a picture with it. combined with Bynum to make 16 of their 23 shots. Trevor Ariza scored 22 points for the Hornets, who committed 16 turnovers after making just three in Game 1. The seventh-seeded Hornets finally resembled a team missing top scorer David West, struggling for consistent offense for much of the game in front of an energized Staples Center crowd. “Certainly it was their defense,” New Orleans coach Monty Williams said. “I thought they were more physical. There was a focus tonight to get up in the ball. They trapped Chris and we didn’t take advantage of it until the second half.”

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Friday, April 22, 2011 There are some strong indications that you could make an important shift in your thinking in the near future, which will allow you to open up a number of new social and commercial opportunities. Things could get very interesting! TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Listen to what others have to say, but pay heed to your own thinking as well. Between the two, you should get the best answer to a situation that needs resolving. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Tackle your most important jobs early on, along with the ones you least like doing. As the day grinds on and wears you out, you may not be as careful as you need to be for the more tedious tasks. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Just when you need it the most, the warmth and sociability you’ll unexpectedly experience will help restore your faith in mankind. People will treat you like the winner you are. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- People won’t dump their assignments on you just because they think you’re weak and won’t complain, but because they’ll see you are more competent than they are in handling onerous assignments. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -The organizational and managerial skills you possess are exceptionally prominent. It won’t be hard for you to find multiple ways to put them to outstanding uses. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Your boss might be instrumental in giving you the opportunity to show your stuff. Make the most of this chance to do a thorough job on something that’s dropped in your lap. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- If you have a fresh idea or new project, this is the day to launch it. There are strong indications that you will be exceptionally fortunate when it comes to untested endeavors. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- You could be remarkably perceptive when it comes to your hunches or intuition, especially concerning anything of a material nature. Act on any strong signals you get. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Even though you may feel a need to be around certain people, find some time for yourself whenever you can. You’ll function better if you can take a few breaks occasionally. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -When you least expect it, a couple of secret ambitions could be fulfilled in some unusual ways. Make the most of this happy day. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Owing to the logical, realistic outlook you’ll have, you will be able to define certain developments very precisely, keeping all negatives in proper perspective. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -It’s quite likely that as the day wears on, you’ll get the chance that you’ve been looking for to change certain conditions more to your liking. In your mind, they’ll be for the better.

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Dear Annie: Nearly 20 ing calmly that you find it too years ago, I was convicted difficult to adhere to her stanof drunk driving and given a dards, and that unless things year’s probation. My brother, can lighten up, it may be best “Joe,” immediately cut off to part ways when the lease all contact. I got treatment expires. Until then, absent for my drinking problem and yourself as much as possible, take a lot of deep breaths and have been sober ever since. I know Joe was hurt and hang in there. Dear Annie: I saw the embarrassed by what I did, and I would like to make letter from “Texas Single Woman,” who read amends. I have about the “pass the sent him Christmas piggy” game in and birthday cards your column and wishing him recounted how her well, but have father traumatized never received a her with the use response. I was of a pig trough to not invited to his remind her of mealwedding, and now time manners. I have a sister-inMy husband and law and two nephI also read about the ews I have never “pass the piggy” met. My parents are Annie’s Mailbox game in your column and thought in poor health, and I fear my next meeting with it was a great idea for our Joe will be at their funeral. manners-challenged 5- and Mom says I should wait for 3-year-old boys. The next Joe to contact me, but since day, we bought a cute little that has not happened, I feel I pink plastic pig, explained should make another effort to its purpose and commenced dinner. The boys competed let him know I am sorry. I want to bury the hatch- eagerly to see who could et. Any advice? -- Midwest have the worst manners and win the pig. I can’t speak Brother Dear Midwest: Joe seems about their psyches, but our very unforgiving. You cannot dinnertime peace was batforce him to contact you, but tered. The next day, we changed it is OK to try periodically. We assume your parents have our approach and awarded informed Joe that you have the pig to displays of good been sober and responsible manners. That brought about for the past 20 years. We even more competition and also hope they have encour- so many demands for recogaged him to give you another nition of good manners that chance. Please ask them to no other dinner conversation find out what it would take was possible. We have since retired the for Joe to consider you his pig to a sideboard where it brother again. Dear Annie: My best reminds us that where our friend, “Kim,” and I moved boys are concerned, there are into an apartment together a no easy fixes. Thanks for couple of months ago. We’ve the laughs. -- Lana from known each other since high Torrance, Calif. Annie’s Mailbox is written school and always got along by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy wonderfully. However, she is a control Sugar, longtime editors of the freak when it comes to our Ann Landers column. living space. From Day One, she insisted on taking charge of the decorating and deciding which one of us would do what chores and when. She goes nuts if the dishwasher isn’t emptied immediately or if the utensils are not put away in a certain order. If a throw rug is a little crooked, she complains that the place is a pigsty and blames me. I dread spending time in the apartment. I am not a slob. I do my best to keep the place clean, but Kim is never satisfied. I work two jobs and always pay my share of the bills on time. I am tired of being treated like a maid. We have nine months left on our lease, and I’m not sure I can stand it. Please help. -- FedUp Roommate Dear Roommate: Some roommates are wound a little tighter than others. You can try talking to Kim, explain-

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By HARRY R. WEBER and CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — While solemn commemorations marked the first anniversary of the calamitous BP oil spill, legal claims filed by the oil giant and other companies involved in the disaster show that lengthy court battles lay ahead. Around the Gulf Coast Wednesday, residents said prayers on the beach and lit candles in the heart of New Orleans, while relatives flew over the sea where 11 rig workers died a year ago. In New Orleans courts, BP filed lawsuits alleging negligence by the rig owner and the maker of the device that failed to stop the spill. The blowout preventer maker and rig owner filed their own claims. BP said in its lawsuit filed in federal court in New Orleans that Cameron International provided a blowout preventer with a faulty design, alleging that negligence by the manufacturer helped cause the disaster. The lawsuit seeks damages to help BP pay for the tens of billions of dollars in liabilities it has incurred from the disaster. It also was seeking $40 billion from rig owner Transocean, accusing it of causing last year’s deadly blowout in the Gulf of Mexico that led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. BP says every single safety system By SHEILA V KUMAR Associated Press and device and well control procedure on the Deepwater Horizon rig failed. The lawsuit against Cameron said the blowout preventer “was unreasonably dangerous, and has caused and continues to cause harm, loss, injuries, and damages.” Houston-based Cameron noted in a statement emailed to AP that Wednesday was the deadline under the relevant statute for all parties to file claims against each other. It said it has filed claims of its own to protect itself. Also Wednesday, Transocean filed court papers demanding that judgments be made against BP, Cameron and other companies in its favor. The disaster began on the night of April 20, 2010, when the Deepwater Horizon burst into flames and killed the 11 men. The rest of the crew evacuated, but two days later, the rig toppled into the Gulf and sank to the sea floor. Over the next 85 days, 206 million gallons of oil — 19 times more than the Exxon Valdez spilled — spewed from the well. Relatives of the workers boarded a helicopter Wednesday to see the waters where their loved ones perished. The helicopter took them from New Orleans out to the well site, circled around so people on both sides of the aircraft could see and then returned to shore, said Arleen Weise, whose son, Adam, was killed on the rig. Seventeen family members, one Transocean official and two pilots were aboard the chopper. “It was just a little emotional, seeing where they were,” Weise said by phone from Houston, where rig owner Transocean planned an evening memorial service. Asked what went through her mind when she saw where the rig went down, Weise said, “Just rise up. I wanted them to come up, but it didn’t happen.” In a statement, President Barack Obama paid tribute to those killed and said that despite significant progress toward mitigating the spill’s worst impacts, “the job isn’t done.” “We continue to hold BP and other responsible parties fully accountable for the damage they’ve done and the painful losses that they’ve caused,” he said. A presidential commission has concluded that a cascade of technical and managerial failures — including a faulty cement job — caused the disaster. BP, the oil giant which owns the blown-out well, has paid billions in cleanup costs and to compensate victims. The company has estimated its total liability at $40.9 billion, but it might have to pay many billions more, especially if its officials were to be found criminally negligent in pending investigations and trials. BP said in a statement that it wants Transocean to pay its “proportionate” share of those damages and liabilities. Transocean called BP’s lawsuit “desperate,”

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‘’specious,” and “unconscionable.” “The Deepwater Horizon was a world-class drilling rig manned by a top-flight crew that was put in jeopardy by BP, the operator of the Macondo well, thorough a series of cost-saving decisions that increased risk — in some cases, severely,” Transocean said in a statement. BP also is suing cement contractor Halliburton alleging fraud, negligence and concealing material facts in connection with its work on the rig. Along the coast, some signs point toward normalcy returning. John Williams spent the oil spill anniversary trying to catch mackerel on the fishing pier at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Ala. Hundreds lined the pier. The state banned anglers from keeping their catch off the pier last year because of the oil, but coolers were full of big redfish and king mackerel Wednesday. “People will be back. It’s pretty down here, and it’s good to be out here,” said Williams, of Daphne. Members of 10 Alabama churches gathered on a public beach in Orange Beach, Ala., during a daylong prayer vigil. As families played in the surf and BP cleanup workers scoured the beach a few miles west for tarballs, Abe Feingold sat under an awning with friends and said a prayer. “It’s for BP not to forget us,” said Feingold, of Orange Beach. “If they keep reimbursing people, we’ll recover.”

MONUMENT, Colo. — Residents of 255 homes were evacuated for most of the day Wednesday after a train passing through a residential area was found to be leaking hydrochloric acid. People were warned to take enough supplies to last 48 hours in case the cleanup took longer than expected, but all residents were allowed to go home by 10 p.m. Wednesday. No injuries or health problems were reported in Monument, a town of 6,800 just north of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Monitors were set up to detect any harmful levels of the chemical. “It’s safe to go home,” said Monument police Lt. Steve Burk, adding that fliers with information about the incident were put in people’s mailboxes. The leak was discovered by another passing train around 1:30 a.m. and was stopped by a magnetic patch by midday. It’s not clear how long it had been leaking as the Burlington Northern Santa Fe train traveled from Kansas toward Denver. The company estimated that up to 75 gallons leaked out, possibly due to a failed liner, but didn’t know how full the 25,000-gallon tanker was before it spilled. Before the flow was stopped, it had been leaking a cup of acid a minute, said BNSF spokeswoman Lena Kent. Before the tanker was patched, it sat just on the other side of a fence from some homes but was later moved away from the area. Experts from Fort Worth, Texas, and Little Rock, Ark., were helping transfer the chemical from the damaged tanker to another. The rail line reopened Wednesday evening and the new tanker with the acid was expected to move out today morning, Kent said. Crews from the Fort Carson Army post near Colorado Springs relieved workers who had been at the site all day, El Paso County sheriff’s spokesman Michael Schaller said. Bobby and Arlene Padilla said they were sleeping when a neighbor called at 5:30 a.m. to tell them about the leak, and around 6 a.m. an officer came to the door to tell them to evacuate. They said they don’t have a land line, only cell phones, so they didn’t get an automated call from authorities. “Is this really happening?” Bobby Padilla said as the family ate at Rosie’s Cafe, which gave out 75 meal vouchers for evacuees. The Padillas packed up their five children, including a 3-day-old baby, along with their pet birds and enough clothing and toiletries for four days, even though the officer told them they only needed to prepare to be gone for two. They plan to stay with relatives in nearby Palmer. “We can’t go back right now, but we’ll improvise,” Bobby Padilla said. The Padillas said they could see the tanker from their house but didn’t see any signs of vapor.

DALLAS — Weary firefighters finally got a handle on a massive wildfire spanning three northern Texas counties Wednesday, aided by federal reinforcements and a weather change that brought cooler temperatures and calmer winds. But some officials cautioned that the improved weather conditions will last for only a few more days, and the biggest help from Mother Nature still has not arrived. “We really need some rainfall,” said Dan Byrd, a National Weather Service meteorologist working with the Texas Forest Service. “We expect rain in the next few days, but we don’t know if it’ll get on the fires or not.” Also Wednesday, as a firefighter who died last week after battling a blaze was laid to rest, another died from injuries suffered while battling a wildfire earlier this month in the Texas Panhandle. The team of federal firefighters and officials from several U.S. agencies — the second one to help with a Texas fire this month — joined local personnel Wednesday, this time to help fight a North Texas blaze that has burned nearly 150,000 acres in the Possum Kingdom Lake area, about 70 miles west of Fort Worth, and joined with several blazes in two other counties. An inventory conducted Wednesday showed about 160 homes have been destroyed since the fire started a week ago, team spokesman David Boyd said Wednesday night. Haven Cook, a spokeswoman for the team, said officials at the lake were encouraged because interior areas of the fire were burning out and no longer posed a danger. By mid-afternoon, an evacuation order issued Tuesday night for the nearby city of Palo Pinto was lifted, she said. By BETH DeFALCO Associated Press

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Byrd said that the moister air makes containing the fires easier because trees and bushes become less flammable. Texas Forest Service spokesman Marq Webb said weather conditions Wednesday allowed firefighters to make “great progress” in building containment lines in the North Texas fire because the wind was down and humidity was up. He said the next couple of days are expected to offer similar conditions before hot and dry weather reappears. “We’re going to have a two- or three-day reprieve and then things start ramping up again,” Webb said. Wildfires have scorched more than 1.4 million acres in Texas since Jan. 1, according to the Texas Forest Service, including some massive fires still burning. More than 340 people, including firefighters from local departments and federal agencies and troops from the Texas Army National Guard, have battled the blaze that started in the Possum Kingdom Lake area. Since Sept. 1, the beginning of the state’s fiscal year, the Texas Forest Service owes $36.3 million for firefighting costs, according to Robby DeWitt, the agency’s associate director for finance and administration. Of that, $23.8 million is due the federal government for air support, he said. Texas has been receiving federal help with West Texas wildfires for more than a week. Personnel from more than a half-dozen federal agencies — including the Forest Service, the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management — have been battling some massive fires, including a 150,000acre fire in Coke County north of San Angelo. “More of a federal effort is coming into the state now because of the severity of the fires and the number,” said Bridget Litten, a spokeswoman for that team, adding that fire crews have made progress in containing that fire.

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PALO ALTO, Calif. — President Barack Obama likely has a few more “friends” after a town hall at Facebook headquarters Wednesday, but the real winner may be the medium of social networking itself, which commands not just the attention of politicians but now an appearance from the president. At the same time, the openness and accessibility praised by Obama himself as a key value of social media clashed with the tightly controlled nature of the event. Questions came from pre-screened online submissions or hand-picked Facebook employees, and ranged in topic from the national debt and immigration to education and health care. To anyone who tuned in via a live online feed, it wasn’t very different from its televised counterparts. The only difference might have been the average age of the fresh-faced audience, many of whom appeared to be the same age as event moderator and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, 26. Zuckerberg offered the first question, asking the president about his plan to curb the federal deficit. Afterward, employees were quickly shuttled out as they rebuffed reporters’ attempts to interview them. Facebook is known for its rigorous effort to control its media image, and Zuckerberg seldom grants interviews. An employee offering a glowing review of his employer and Obama’s visit was interrupted by a company spokesman, who declined to give media access to audience members. It was a stark contrast to Obama’s easygoing introduction, when he introduced himself with a joke about the famously informal Zuckerberg. “My name is Barack Obama, and I’m the guy who got Mark to wear a jacket and tie,” he said. At the end, Zuckerberg presented Obama with a hooded Facebook sweatshirt, the CEO’s signature attire. The event was held in a vast warehouse space on Facebook’s Palo Alto campus, just down the road from technology industry stalwarts like Hewlett-Packard Co. Before Obama took the stage, the room buzzed with the anticipation as before a rock concert as employees, industry luminaries, politicians and celebrities such as M.C. Hammer gathered for the Silicon Valley social event of the season. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, posed for smartphone pictures with young admirers, while Jeremy Stoppelman, co-founder of the consumer review site Yelp.com, shared thoughts on how he believed social media could help small businesses. Members of Congress and state government mingled with hundreds of potential voters. Obama was the first sitting head of state to visit Facebook’s brick-and-mortar home, the latest big-name visitor to the techsavvy region in Northern California that gave rise to social media and the personal computer. He will likely not be the last: the 2012 presidential race is expected to see unprecedented use of social media as a tool to reach voters.

TRENTON, N.J. — A former Rutgers University freshman who prosecutors said used a webcam to spy on his roommate’s same-sex encounter was charged Wednesday with a hate crime and accused of deleting tweets and texts to cover up his tracks. Dharun Ravi, 19, was indicted in Middlesex County on 15 counts including bias intimidation and invasion of privacy in events that predated the suicide of 18-year-old Tyler Clementi, who in death started a national conversation on the perils of bullying. Ravi had already faced invasion of privacy charges along with another Rutgers student, Molly Wei. It took prosecutors months to present their case to a grand jury alleging that Ravi targeted Clementi because of his sexual orientation and tried to broadcast the encounter online to intimidate his roommate. The cascade of events started the day Ravi “learned the name of his roommate,” Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan said in a statement, not elaborating. The charges do not link the alleged spying to Clementi’s suicide. “The grand jury indictment spells out cold and calculated acts against our son, Tyler, by his former college roommate,” Clementi’s parents, Jane and Joe Clementi, said in a statement. “If these facts are true, as they appear to be, then it is important for our criminal justice system to establish clear accountability under the law.” By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press

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The indictment is an important step in a heartbreaking case, state Attorney General Paula Dow said. The state’s hate crime law “recognizes the terrible harm caused by acts of bigotry and hatred and imposes harsher punishment on those who commit such crimes,” Dow said. If convicted of the most serious bias charge, Ravi could face five to 10 years in prison. Kaplan said charges against Wei weren’t presented to the grand jury. It was unclear Wednesday whether a case against Wei would go before a grand jury or whether she helped prosecutors in the case against Ravi. An attorney for Ravi did not return a call seeking comment, and Wei’s attorney declined to comment. Prosecutors have said that Ravi used Wei’s computer in her dorm room to activate a webcam on a computer in his room to view and stream Clementi’s encounter. Prosecutors said Ravi tried the same thing during a second encounter Sept. 21, the day before Clementi’s suicide. Ravi posted a message on his now-closed Twitter account on Sept. 19 that read: “Roommate asked for the room till midnight. I went into molly’s room and turned on my webcam. I saw him making out with a dude. Yay.” Two days later, he wrote on Twitter: “Anyone with iChat, I dare you to video chat me between the hours of 9:30 and 12. Yes it’s happening again.” Lawyers for Ravi and Wei later said that the webcam stream was viewed on only a single computer and did not show the men having sex. said in a statement that “no individual player accounts were ever frozen or restrained.” Fellner, who won more than $57,000 at a small World Series of Poker tournament in 2007, is more concerned about how he would make a living without online poker. He said cards have been his only source of income since he was 19, when he matched his annual salary working at a dry cleaner by playing online poker for three months. Since then, he said he’s made more money each year and now plays for stakes that require $5,000 to $15,000 just to comfortably buy in and compete. He wouldn’t specify how much he has earned so far this year. Fellner relies on online poker because the Omaha game he prefers isn’t normally offered at his stakes in the vast majority of Sin City casinos. He said he could support himself with savings while he waits for things to play out, but doesn’t know what he’ll do if he can’t replace his income. “I have friends on Wall Street — they could always get me an interview,” he said.

LAS VEGAS — America’s multibillion-dollar run at the online poker tables has been interrupted by what could be a killer hand: federal prosecutions of the three biggest websites. The government has blocked U.S. gamblers from logging on to the offshore sites, which are accused of tricking and bribing banks into processing billions of dollars in illegal profits. Now gamblers who dreamed of enormous prizes in Las Vegas, or even used online poker to make a living, can’t access online bankrolls that in some cases reach six figures. Some predict the American online poker industry, estimated to be worth up to $6 billion, may fold under the weight of the investigations as it threatens amateur and professional players, televised tournaments and the marketing machine that helped Texas Hold ’em emerge from smoky casinos to become a dominant form of gambling on the Internet. “It just cut the head off of everything,” said Robert Fellner, a 27-year-old Las Vegas poker pro whose roughly $250,000 bankroll on PokerStars was frozen after the indictments. “It’s scary. It’s much more scary.” Pay-to-play poker sites have been on shaky legal ground for years in the U.S., but the government hadn’t prevented gamblers from playing on the three biggest sites — PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker — before last week’s indictments of 11 executives and bank officials. More than 75 company bank accounts in 14 countries have been frozen, and authorities are seeking $3 billion in fines and restitution. Poker players, meanwhile, now see an FBI notice where the websites once were. Some of them had treated their poker accounts like savings accounts, leaving significant portions of their net worth online and ready to wager anytime. It appears that they will get that money back, though it’s not clear when. The government said Wednesday it had reached agreements with PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker to restore the companies’ domain names so they can return money to U.S. players. PokerStars said on its website that said it expected cashouts to be available to U.S. residents within several weeks Full Tilt said in a statement that the agreement was a good first step, but that it won’t be able to give players refunds until the government gives up control of those funds. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of the Southern District of New York, however,

Answers to Wednesday’s questions: King Uther was King Arthur’s father. His full name was Uther Pendragon. The only crime that can disqualify a prisoner in Vermont from voting is election fraud. Vermont and Maine are the only two states that permit prisoners to vote (by absentee ballot). Today’s questions: How many square feet of lawn does it take to provide a day’s oxygen needs for one person? What bicycle-obsessed comedian admits to having as many as 60 two-wheelers in his garage? Answers in Friday’s Herald. Today’s words: Endiablee: to put the devil into Limophoitos: insanity due to lack of food

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