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three chest X-rays, a spokesman for the plant’s owner said. The NRC’s limit for radiation exposure in a year is 5,000 millirems, he said. The commission, which began inspecting the plant on Monday, did not say how high the radiation levels were or how often such inspections occur. The nuclear plant, owned by Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp., is about 35 miles northeast of Cleveland and began operating in 1987. FirstEnergy spokesman Todd Schneider said the four workers involved were contractors hired to assist with the plant refueling. He said the contractors were working in a containment building underneath the reactor at the time. “The contractors did not use the proper method to remove this piece of equipment from underneath the reactor,” Schneider said. The plant refueling has continued on schedule, Schneider said. “It shouldn’t have happened, but the bottom line was it did not impact the safety or health of the contractors or the public,” he said.

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will be location-wide broadcast on an FM station like at a drive-in. The new location will also afford some shade and is closer to restrooms in the school building. As always, children under 18 must be on a team if attending overnight and city curfews will be observed. With 51 days until the start of the Delphos Relay, bankers have tallied $30,502.65 raised toward this year’s event. The goal is $85,000. “With the economy the way it is, I am pleasantly surprised,” Apple said. “We just have to work a little harder and get more creative with our fundraising.” Some upcoming fundraisers include Lake Gillead Gang “Bowling for a Cure” at 6:30 p.m. Friday evening at the Delphos Recreation Center. There is still room for one more team of six. Sea of Hope is hosting a garage sale Thursday through Saturday at 115 Miller Drive in Ottoville. The VFW team is holding its annual chicken BBQ with a poker run on May 14. Dinners will be served after 2 p.m. with poker run registration at noon and the first bike out at 1 p.m. Dinners are $7 and the poker run is $10 per person and includes a dinner. A 50/50 drawing and door prizes will also be offered. Team captains need to attend the 6:30 p.m. May 24 meeting at the high school to pick campsites and learn of the inclement weather plan.

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Whether just diagnosed, a survivor for numerous years or still battling the disease, survivors are invited to join in our Survivor Reception at the Relay. The survivors will “kick off” the18-hour event by taking the first lap during the 6 p.m. Opening Ceremony at the June 17 Relay for Life. Wheelchairs will be at the event for those who don’t feel they can walk an entire lap. To register for the Survivor Lap/Reception and receive a T-shirt, return the form that was sent by May 5.

BY KIRK DOUGAL Staff writer

DELPHOS — Gas prices, the federal deficit, the future of Ohio and jobs — all were key points in a discussion with Rep. Bob Latta (OH-5) as he sat down with representatives from the Delphos Herald and the Times Bulletin on Tuesday morning. According to Latta, the one item he runs into time and again is uncertainty. Latta said that employers have told him they have continued to hold off on rehiring or expansion because they are unsure how the health care reform will affect their businesses. They say the overregulation of the federal government and agencies threatens Nancy Spencer photo to kill the entrepreneur and Delphos Parks/Rec. Relay for Life Co-chair Sue Apple shows the new location worry over threats of rises in Dept. taking teams of the 2011 Relay for Life event June 17-18. The Relay will be business taxes or in inheriThe Delphos Parks and tance tax, sometimes referred held on the east side of Jefferson High School instead of the Recreation Department is to as the “death tax.” And Community Track area, which will be under renovation. taking teams for its Tuesday now they are wondering if night and Friday night men’s BY NANCY SPENCER “We think this location their pursuit of the American slow-pitch softball leagues, as nspencer@delphosherald.com may even be better in some Dream is worth it. He said well as hoping to restart the ways,” Co-chair Sue Apple he often asks groups when he Wednesday night women’s/ DELPHOS — This year’s said after Wednesday’s team speaks to them if they believe co-ed league. If there is Delphos Relay for Life will captains meeting. “We think their kids will be better off enough interest, games could still be held at Jefferson the sound will be better and than them. The last time he be played on Mondays. High School, just not at the we will be more visible from asked, only two people in Ten team spots are availCommunity Track. 66 so when people drive by, the entire group raised their able in all three leagues. With renovations of the they may stop instead of hands. Friday night is a “fun” infield planned, school offi- thinking it’s just a school “They’ve given up on the league, with no umpires cials asked the committee to event.” American Dream,” he said. but mats used for balls and move the event to the east The south entrance to the Not only it is killing the strikes. The cost is $100 Relay banker Elaine Evans, right, accepts money from side of the school along State parking lot will be closed. per team. All games begin Route 66 where the girls softRelayers are asked to Margaret Merschman and Nathan Burgei of the Jim’s dream but all the uncertainty is causing people to hesitate at 6 p.m. starting May 27. ball diamond is located. bring FM radios as the event Restaurant team. and hang on tight. The Tuesday men’s “I see it when I talk to all league costs $250 per, with these businesses out there,” games starting May 24. said Latta. “Everybody says, The women’s/co-ed ‘You know what? We are league costs $200 per, with going to make do with what play beginning June 1. we’ve got — somehow we are Deadline is May 14. making it right now — but we Contact the Rec Dept. are not going to add anybody. (419 695-5712 or e-mail We are going to keep what at delphosparks@yahoo. we’ve got and hold.’ We have com) or Chris Kemper all this money right now, sit(419 234-6614). ting on the sidelines.” Latta said the number one Forecast topic of discussion at his Cloudy with morning visit to St. Marys a 50 perwas the cost of fuel. He said cent chance the answer is simple but how of showers to get to the answer will take more work. Thursday. “We have to be more selfBreezy and cooler with highs reliant in this country. We are in the lower 50s and lows in never going to be totally selfthe lower 40s. See page 2. reliant but we have to become a lot more,” he asserted. Index He pointed toward the Obituaries 2 Bakken Formation which State/Local 3 extends as far south as the Dakotas in the U.S. and Politics 4 reaches north into Canada. Community 5 That oil reserve is estimated Sports 6-7 Ashby photo to be even larger than Saudi Business 8 Arabia, yet no one is allowed Classifieds 10 to drill on the site. The U.S. TV 11 St. John’s High School will present “Oklahoma!” at 7:30 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday and at 2:20 p.m. has vast reserves lying just off World News 12 Saturday in the Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium. In the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the 20th century, two young the shores of the country, yet cowboys vie with an evil ranch hand and a traveling peddler for the hearts of the women they love. Tickets are avail- new exploration has basically ground to a halt since the BP able by calling 419-692-5371. Above: the cast of “Oklahoma!”

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By ANDREW DeMILLO and NOMAAN MERCHANT The Associated Press VILONIA, Ark. — Violent weather ripped through the South for a second straight night, killing at least one person in Arkansas, damaging more than 100 homes in a rural East Texas community and overturning a trailer at an oil drilling site in Louisiana. The latest round of severe weather Tuesday night and early today came a day after a series of powerful storms killed 10 people in Arkansas and one in Mississippi. The National Weather Service issued a high-risk warning for severe weather in a stretch extending from northeast of Memphis to just northeast of Dallas and covering a large swath of Arkansas. It last issued such a warning on April 16, when dozens of tornadoes hit North Carolina and killed 21 people. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management confirmed early today that one person died in a storm in Sharp County. Officials said the person was in a home near Arkansas Highway 230 but didn’t know exactly how the person died or whether a tornado had touched down in the area. Dozens of tornado warnings had been issued in Arkansas throughout the night. Strong winds peeled part of the roof off of a medical building next to a hospital in West Memphis, near the Tennessee border, but no one was inside. One person was injured when a storm slammed through an area 75 miles east of Dallas near the tiny East Texas town of Edom, said Fire Chief Eddie Wood. Witnesses described seeing a tornado, and the woman who was injured was in a mobile home that was rolled by the possible twister. “We have major destruction,” said Chuck Allen, Van Zandt County emergency management spokesman. “We have multiple houses damaged or destroyed ... easily 100-plus.” A video shot by the Tyler Morning Telegraph showed emergency responders covering the injured woman to shield her from rain and hail. Her mobile home was reduced to a pile of debris in the road. There were also minor injuries reported in northwestern Louisiana when a trailer at an oil drilling site turned over in high winds in Bossier Parish. In nearby Webster Parish, Sheriff’s Deputy Chuck Warford said there were reports of downed trees and power lines and some damage to roofs. The latest round of storms moved through as communities in much of the region struggled with flooding and damage from earlier twisters. In Arkansas, a tornado smashed Vilonia, just north of Little Rock, on Monday night, ripping the roof off the grocery store, flattening homes and tossing vehicles into the air. Four people were killed in Vilonia, and six died in flooding elsewhere in the state. In Mississippi, a 3-year-

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Ohio woman pleads guilty in Indiana casino sting
CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday in Ohio to robbing Indiana casino patrons and others and has agreed to testify against her co-defendants, including the father of her child born in jail. Amy Hoover, 25, of Cincinnati, pleaded guilty to five counts of aggravated robbery in a deal with Hamilton County prosecutors, Assistant Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier said. Four other charges were dismissed in exchange for Hoover’s testimony against her boyfriend, Kenyatta Erkins, 36, and Ugbe Ojile, 34, also of Cincinnati, Piepmeier said. All three were arrested in October in an undercover operation and are accused of following patrons back from riverboat casinos in neighboring Indiana and robbing them. Hoover’s attorney did not immediately return calls Tuesday. Hoover, who could have received 50 years on the charges, is to be sentenced June 1. No sentencing recommendation has been made yet, pending court proceedings against Erkins and Ojile, prosecutor’s spokeswoman Julie

old girl was killed when a storm toppled a tree onto her home. An early warning may have saved Lisa Watson’s life. She packed up her three children and was speeding away from the Black Oak Ranch subdivision in Vilonia when she looked to her left and saw the twister approach. Two of her neighbors died in their mobile homes, and a visiting couple who took shelter in a metal shipping container where the husband stored tools died when the container was blown at least 150 feet into a creek. Jimmy Talley said his brother, David, told his mother that he and his wife, Katherine, were leaving the mobile home they’d been staying in because they thought the container would be safe. “He said ‘I love you, Mom,’ and that’s the last that anybody heard from him,” Jimmy Talley said. The tornado also reduced the mobile home the couple had been staying in to a pile of boards and belongings. The other victims were Charles Mitchell, 55, and a 63-year-old man whose name has not yet been released. Faulkner County Judge Preston Scroggin said the tornado tore through an area 3 miles wide and 15 miles long, and he thought more people might have died if the residents hadn’t been receiving warnings about a possible outbreak of tornadoes since the weekend and the local weather office hadn’t issued a warning almost 45 minutes before the twister hit Vilonia.

High temperature Tuesday in Delphos was 70 degrees, low was 50. Rainfall was recorded at .48 inch. High a year ago today was 52, low was 38. Record high for today is 87, set in 1990. Record low is 28, set in 1976. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county The Associated Press

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TONIGHT: Showers and chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then rain likely after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 80 percent. THURSDAY: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Breezy and cooler with highs in the lower 50s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph becoming 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. THURSDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers in the evening then mostly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the lower 40s. West winds 15 to 20 mph. EXTENDED FORECAST FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. SATURDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s. SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 50. Highs in the mid 60s. SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of a thunderstorm. Lows in the mid Wilson said. They are sched- 40s. Chance of measurable rain uled for trial May 16. 40 percent. “She’s definitely going to prison,” Piepmeier said of Hoover. Hoover, who cried throughout her pleas, said her child was born while she was in jail and now lives with Hoover’s mother in another state, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported. No citations were issued The group robbed casino following a two-car collipatrons at least two dozen sion reported at 10:37 a.m. times, prosecutors said. Tuesday in the 200 block of Hamilton County Prosecutor North Canal Street. Joe Deters said at the time of Glen Rampe of Fort the arrests that the suspects Jennings was northbound on would target people they saw Canal Street when a vehicle winning money at a casino, driven by Richard Elston follow them to their homes or of Middle Point was backhotels and rob them at gun- ing from a parking space and point. Most of the robberies struck the Rampe vehicle in occurred in Ohio, and many of the right side. the victims were elderly and Both vehicles sustained seen as more vulnerable, he light damage and no injuries said. were reported.

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Dec. 2, 1924 - April 25, 2011 Betty J. Metcalfe, 86, of Delphos, died at 9:13 p.m. Monday at Vancrest Healthcare Center. She was born Dec. 2, 1924, in Glandorf to Louis and Clara (Kolhoff) Wortkoetter. She married Marion “Mike” Metcalfe, who died on Dec. 9, 1967. Survivors include three sons, John (Kyong) Metcalfe of Tacoma, Wash., Daniel (Kathleen) Metcalfe of Ottoville and William (Brenda) Metcalfe of Elida; three daughters, Judith (David) Kriegel of Evans, Ga., Ann (Mark) Pittel of Macomb, Mich., and Mary Jo (Scott) Foust of Delphos; a sister, Cecelia Walling of Dayton; a brother, Bernard (Annabelle) Wortkoetter of Simpsonville, S.C.; and 11 grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Lucas; two brothers, Herman and William Wortkoetter; three sisters, Mary Wortkoetter, Leona Cook and Ida Mae Costello; and three grandsons and two great-grandsons. Mrs. Metcalfe worked at Sarah Jane Nursing Home as a STNA for 22 years. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and enjoyed crocheting, reading and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Jacob Gordon officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a parish wake will begin at 7:30 p.m. Preferred memorials are to the Delphos Senior Citizen Center or St. John’s Parish Foundation.

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COLUMBUS (AP) — A Cleveland man imprisoned almost 30 years for a rape he did not commit will receive nearly $2.6 million in a settlement from the state. The settlement amount appears to be the largest ever paid from Ohio funds in a wrongful imprisonment case, Dave Pagnard, spokesman for the Ohio Office of Budget and Management, said Tuesday. Ray Towler, 53, was convicted of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl during the abduction of two children at a Cleveland area park in 1981. He left an Ohio prison last May after being cleared by a DNA test. The Ohio Controlling Board approved Towler’s settlement on Monday, and he is expected to get the money in about a week. “You can’t make up for 30 years with any amount, but I plan to keep moving forward,” Towler told The Columbus Dispatch.

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FINDLAY (AP) — An Ohio community with a troublesome river is bracing for another major flood, less than two months after the last one. The National Weather service says the potential for an inch of rain or more by Thursday could push the Blanchard River more than 2 feet above its flood level in Findlay in northwest Ohio. Sandbags are available again for residents and businesses, as was the case at the end of February. The Courier newspaper of Findlay reports the flood that began at that time was the sixth worst on record for the city 45 miles south of Toledo. Flood watches and warnings covered most Ohio counties today amid forecasts for heavy rain. In Cincinnati, the flooded but receding Ohio River is expected to rise again on Thursday.

“I don’t want this money to change who I am or what I become. I was lucky to find a job when I got out, and I’m not going to just run out on them.”
— Ray Towler Towler was one of 30 inmates profiled in a 2008 series by the Dispatch about holdups in applications for new DNA testing. Towler told the newspaper that he plans to continue working in a corporate mailroom in Cleveland, at least through the summer. “I don’t want this money to change who I am or what I become,“ Towler said. ”I was

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lucky to find a job when I got out, and I’m not going to just run out on them.” Towler was not able to attend the board’s hearing Monday because of his job, but state Rep. Clayton Luckie, D-Dayton, offered Towler an apology and encouraged Ohio to conduct more DNA testing. “Too many individuals are found guilty by association or are in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Luckie said after the hearing. “We should apologize when we make a mistake and lock up an innocent person.“ Towler, who said he believes things happen for a reason, said he has “no hate for anyone.” He was serving 12 years to life for rape, felonious assault and kidnapping for a May 24, 1981, abduction. The 11-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy said a man lured them into the woods at the Rocky River Reservation in Cuyahoga County.

(Continued from page 1) incident. Of course the other side of the coin is that the U.S. has not built a new oil refinery for almost 40 years, mainly because of government regulation. The only way that domestic production has increased is through technological advances and by adding on to existing facilities. “We do need to have those new plants built because without refineries, you could bring up everything you could get and you still couldn’t use it.” The U.S is still the country with the largest energy reserves in the world but Latta said it is hard to see that if someone is just driving down the street. He pointed out that before Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu was confirmed, Chu was quoted as saying he was perfectly fine with U.S. citizens paying what European residents were paying for gasoline. At that time, Europeans were paying around $8.70 for gas and $11.50 per gallon in diesel. Prices that high would cause severe economic problems for a vast number of American families, not only directly on their pocketbook when they visited the pump, but also indirectly through inflation on all goods that needed to be moved as freight. Latta said it is that seeming lack of disconnect to what the federal government’s actions, or lack of actions, are doing to the country that is the most frustrating part for the everyday citizen to understand. He even used a recent example to drive home the point. In a recent committee

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meeting, a government proponent testified that government regulation creates jobs. In disbelief, Latta said he turned to the other witness, a private businessperson, and asked him if regulation created jobs. The businessperson answered “Yes, if you are in the government. But it is not going to help anybody out in the private sector.” All of those economic factors play into jobs in the U.S. and, consequently, tax revenues and the federal government’s deficit. Latta said the International Monetary Fund’s announcement earlier this week that China would overtake the U.S. as the world’s largest economy in 2016 caught many in Washington off-guard because only last year the estimate had been the year 2025. The Chinese are already the largest lender to America but he pointed out that is not the only factor. “Last year (China) not only become the world’s second largest economy, they also became - depending upon which report you read - the number one or number two largest consumer of energy in the world. And that means they are manufacturing.” Even more frightening for the long-term debt problems of the U.S. is Japan. Japan is still a close second to China as a lender to America but with their recent disaster, they have already stated they will need to begin a heavy reinvestment into their own economy. If they stop buying U.S. obligations, who will take their place? “There is a large group of people (in Washington D.C.) who don’t think there is a

problem. When the vice-president says we are going to spend our way out of this - if I went down the street here in town and said we are going to spend our way out of this, do you know what they would do to me? They would probably put a recall on me if I said something like that. There is such a disconnect. Their opinion is we are just going to have to raise taxes and spend our way out of this.” He also went on to explain what many in Washington consider to be a “cut.” For instance, if one department had a $100 million budget in 2010 and was slated to receive $150 million in 2011 in the proposed budget yet were only given $125 million, they count that as being a 16.7 percent “cut” ($25 million from $150 million). In the real world, receiving $125 million would constitute a 25 percent increase ($100 million plus $25 million). That is why when

the Republicans were holding out for real cuts from the previous budget, stalemates have occurred in the budget process. Latta said what makes this kind of Washington math even more frustrating is that federal government spending has increased by 24 percent over the last two years. “The federal government, without our vote, actually increased the budgets for these departments and agencies by 24 percent. If you throw in stimulus (funds), some of these departments received up to an 83 percent increase over 2008. You can’t comprehend this stuff.” Latta regularly travels around the district when he is back in the state from Washington, D.C., and yesterday that was his agenda, starting in St. Marys in the early morning, hitting Delphos and Van Wert later and then on to Kalida and Leipsic in Putnam County in the afternoon.

themselves First Friends Church in Van self-assessed Wert is hosting a conference with forgiveness issues, and on the “Releasing the Healing half of those (34 percent) Power of Forgiveness” on disclosing severe forgiveness issues. Cutting edge Saturday. There will be two identi- research is revealing the link cal sessions, morning: walk- between unforgiveness and chronic stress, in registration which decrease 8:30 am; session 9 our body’s abila.m. to noon; and ity to fight of evening: walk in disease. Learning registration 5:30 to live a lifestyle p.m.; session 6-9 of forgiveness p.m. can relieve stress, Each session improve immune will cover the function, lower same information health risk and and are open to the increase personal public. There is no quality of life. registration fee; a In his latfree will offerDr. Barry est book, “The ing will be taken to Forgiveness cover expenses. The sessions are open to the pub- Project,” Dr. Barry chronicles the life stories of four lic. Dr. Michael Barry, direc- cancer patients and how tor of Pastoral Care at the finding forgiveness from the Cancer Treatment Centers of heart has positively affected America in Philadelphia, Pa., their lives. Using a practiwill share how the “Healing cal, hand-on approach, Dr. Power of Forgiveness” affects Barry assists participants in our physical, emotional, and the conference on how to spiritual health. Dr. Barry, find the road to forgiveness author, speaker and chronic for themselves and how to disease researcher, specializ- help others find healing in ing in cancer research, will body, soul, and spirit. Each be exploring the connection participant will receive a free between spiritual and physi- copy of his latest book “The cal health. Is there a con- Forgiveness Project.” nection between emotional For more information or to wounds and chronic disease? Dr. Barry believes there is. pre-register, call Pastor Paul Recent research at CTCA in Hamrick at 419-771-9378 or Philadelphia disclosed that e-mail mercy_missions@hot61 percent of their patients mail.com

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By ANNE GEARAN and BRADLEY KLAPPER The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Seasoned diplomat Ryan Crocker has emerged as the top candidate to become the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, part of a farreaching revamping of the nation’s top leadership in the conflict there, now in its 10th year. Crocker is the only person being considered currently to replace Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, a former Army general whose two-year tenure has been marred by cool relationships with major players in the Afghanistan war, including the White House, U.S. military leaders and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, administration and other sources said. The sources emphasized that the White House has not made a final decision. Sending Crocker to Afghanistan would reunite him with Gen. David Petraeus, re-creating the diplomatic and military “dream team” credited with rescuing the flagging American mission in Iraq. By PAUL WISEMAN and JEANNINE AVERSA The Associated Press In the coming months, President Barack Obama, who is preparing to begin bringing U.S. forces home from Afghanistan this summer, will have to name replacements for Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen, other senior military leaders and probably Petraeus himself. All sources spoke on condition of anonymity because the nomination is not final and Eikenberry is still in his job. His departure has not been announced, and he may remain in Kabul for weeks or months while Crocker or another replacement gets the necessary Senate confirmation, sources said. Officials said Tuesday the White House is weighing several factors, including Crocker’s role in the larger cast change in Afghanistan policy this summer and fall. Those personnel changes are unrelated to the progress of the prolonged war but come just as Obama needs to demonstrate enough success to follow through with his pledge to begin withdrawing U.S. forces in July. The administration has yet

And we wonder why
A local supplier with the ability to supply the Canal Days with portable restrooms was not considered by the Canal Days Committee or the City of Delphos or the Chamber of Commerce but an out-of-town supplier was. I am a taxpayer to the City of Delphos and therefore I have the right to explain to the public how their tax dollars are being spent. The City of Delphos pays for this service along with the cleanup after the venue is over. The local supplier is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce and should have had a chance to at least quote the service. There may have been a considerable savings in the cost of the local supplier given a chance to quote the service. The local supplier was going to and would have made a considerable donation to the local cancer drive by being able to supply the service to the community. This issue was addressed by the city council without much debate and voted on along with several other issues packed in to one issue and rammed through to not show up as an individual vote concerning the portable restroom contract for the out-of-town supplier. This is what different out-of-town businesses looking to relocate look for in a community — the ability to work together and support the local businesses. And maybe this is one reason why so many people spend their money in Lima and Van Wert. A city tax payer, Edward A. Klaus

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One Year Ago • The Fort Jennings Elementary Quiz Bowl Team recently participated in the county elementary quiz bowl and won every match. Quiz Bowl team members are Cody Von Lehmden, Kyle Maag, Ryan Hoersten, Trevor Neidert, Erin Eickholt, Griffin Morman, Quinton Neidert, Isaac Fischbach, Drew Grone, Jessie Young, Kyle Hellman and Jeremy Smith. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • Delphos Helms Swingers Western Square Dance Club held its April dance at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church hall. Johnny Tucker of Marion called to 20 couples and Carol Zender of Celina cued the rounds. Door prizes were won by Ray Raymon of Lima Sues and Ques and Ralph Theis of Delphos Helms Swingers. • Kevin Martz, a 1986 graduating senior of Ottoville High School, has been notified that his name will be published in the 1985-86 edition of Who’s Who Among High School Students and in the United States National Band Awards publication. As a result of these honors, he will be eligible for scholarships offered by both organizations. • St. John’s recorded its second straight shutout Friday afternoon downing Antwerp 9-0 at Stadium Park. Dave Etgen picked up the win as he allowed three hits and one walk and struck out four. Leading hitters for St. John’s were Matt Eley, 2-for-3 with a double for two RBIs and two runs scored. Etgen, 2-for-2 with two runs scored and one RBI and Todd Axe, 2-for-3 with two RBIs. 50 Years Ago — 1961 • Joe Ruen, of Fort Jennings, had the honor of being Ottoville’s first State Farmer. He has had an outstanding farming program for the four years in vocational agriculture. He will receive his degree Saturday in Columbus. • Cub Scout Pack 42 met Sunday evening in the Little Theater of St. John’s School with awards being presented. Fiftieth anniversary achievement awards were presented to the following leaders of Pack 42: Richard Grone, Dolores Sheeter, Betty Friemoth, Margaret Geise, Carolyn Osting, Vera Wurst, Howard Ditto, Leander Calvelage, Rufus Bnifas, Charles Ardner, John McRedmond, Arthur Hoehn, Norman Trentman, Donald Geise, Robert Reinemeyer and Richard Schwinnen. • “The athletes from Delphos and Putnam County have established this area as a center of athletics for the state,” said Gene Perine, speaking at the Sports Appreciation Night banquet at the Knights of Columbus hall April 25. One Blue Jay fan, who has not missed a game for 31 years, was called upon to take a “bow” and Art Jauman was given a large hand from the audience. 75 Years Ago — 1936 • Three Delphos fishermen went to the Grand Reservoir Sunday to try their luck at luring the members of the finny tribe from the waters of the big lake. But they found their luck none too good. The three would-be fishermen were Doit Swihart, Bill Diller and Paul Eiche. Swihart and Diller were quite elated over their success as fishermen and rather looked down upon their companion who was unable to land a single fish. Swihart and Diller each caught one small crappie. • Word was received at The Herald office from Rev. Jos. C. Richards, pastor of the Methodist Church, he and Mrs. Richards and Rev. William Richards of Cincinnati, were having a most enjoyable vacation in Mexico. The letter stated that the party is making the Hotel Ritz in Mexico City their headquarters and are taking side trips to various points of interest. • After having been suspended for a number of months, work resumed on a Works Program Administration project for the improvement of the interior of the city building. Funds previously provided for the project were exhausted and the local workmen were then sent to Elida to paint and refinish the interior of the school building at that place.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, nearing an announcement on whether to run for president, is spending the final week of his state’s legislative session pushing for the final pieces of a record that would be readymade for a Republican campaign: a balanced budget, tax refunds and a school voucher program. This week’s unexpected decision by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a Daniels friend, to forgo a presidential candidacy seemingly makes it more likely the Midwestern governor will seek the GOP nomination. Party insiders close to the two men say Barbour and Daniels, whose early careers intersected as aides to President Ronald Reagan, had indicated privately they would not both seek the 2012 nomination. But Daniels, 62, is not rushing to join the field. The governor, who typically keeps his own counsel, is staying mum about his plans. Even his closest advisers here say they still aren’t sure what he will do. He’s kept open the possibility of a run for months, if only to make sure his top issue — enormous deficits and the national debt — was a serious part of the debate. And he is keeping his pledge to tend to business in Indiana before making an announcement or taking even the most preliminary steps toward a national run. “He has said he’s focused on the legislative session and he would make a decision when that’s over,“ Jane Jankowski, the governor’s spokeswoman, said Tuesday. The Legislature is slated to adjourn by the end of this week. Daniels is the first to acknowledge he’s done little to lay the groundwork for a campaign, and his lack of planning has been striking to some who would support him if he ran. “I don’t know if he’s got the fire in the belly, drive and desire to run for president of the United States. I haven’t seen it,” Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad told The Associated Press. “At this point, I don’t think it’s likely that he’ll run.“ Branstad, Republican governor of the first state to hold a leadoff nominating contest, got that impression last week when Daniels called to discuss education policy but made no mention of a presidential campaign. No “absolute fire in the belly” was the reason Barbour gave for bowing out of the race. Barbour’s announcement surprised many Republicans who had expected the former Republican National Committee chairman to mount a serious campaign based on fiscal issues and the economy. His decision could open the door for Daniels, a hero to the anti-deficit wing of the party, a former pharmaceutical executive, and a George W. Bush budget director. He can check many of the same boxes that many Republicans are seeking: private sector background, executive experience running a state or federal department, balanced state budget.

Bernanke to meet the press, watchful of his words
WASHINGTON — When Ben Bernanke makes history today as the first Federal Reserve chief to begin a series of regular news conferences, his tasks will be simple. That doesn’t mean they’ll be easy: Make no unintended news. Defuse critics of Fed policymaking. Say nothing that might spook investors. “If he succeeds, he will not make any impact whatsoever” on bonds, stocks or the dollar, says Timothy Duy, an economist at the University of Oregon who writes a blog on the Fed. The historic news conference, the first of three this year, is part of a long-standing Bernanke campaign to make the central bank more transparent and publicly accessible. His efforts have included town-hall meetings and appearances on “60 Minutes.” The chairman’s public appearances have followed criticism that the Fed, an independent government agency, was for too long secretive and unaccountable. After giving an opening statement, Bernanke is scheduled to take reporters’ questions for 45 minutes. He’ll do so less than two hours after the Fed issues a statement outlining its latest policies on interest rates and the economy. The Fed is expected to say that its benchmark rate will remain near zero and that its $600 billion Treasury bondbuying program will end in June as planned. By helping to keep downward pressure on interest rates, the bond-buying program was intended to encourage spending and boost growth. But critics say all that spending has raised the risk of high inflation. Under Bernanke, the Fed’s policies have run into criticism from some of the Fed’s own regional bank presidents. They say the central bank should stop trying to stimulate growth and start fighting inflation by raising interest rates from super-low levels before the year ends. They point to the run-up in gasoline and food prices. Higher interest rates could slow spending and make inflation less likely. Bernanke and a majority of Fed officials counter that those higher prices are temporary and, apart from energy and food, won’t lead to substantially higher prices overall. The news conference “gives Bernanke a nice opportunity to present the Fed’s case frankly in his own words without a lot of spin,” says Alan Blinder, a Princeton University economist and a former Fed vice chairman. At the same time, Bernanke

to inform legislators of its choice, a sign that the nomination might not be imminent, according to a congressional aide. U.S. military and civilian defense leaders call 2011 the make-or-break year for turning around the war and laying the path for a gradual U.S. exit by 2015. The main obstacles are the uncertain leadership and weak government of Karzai, the open question of whether the Taliban can be integrated into Afghan political life and the continued safe harbor Pakistan provides for militants attacking U.S. and NATO forces over the border in Afghanistan. The diplomatic heft Crocker may be able to bring to the post and his experience running the civilian side of a war alongside Petraeus could help Obama cement recent military gains ahead of the planned withdrawal. But bringing back the duo that helped salvage former President George W. Bush’s political fortunes in Iraq also risks making Obama look desperate or lacking new ideas for the war he said was more important than Iraq. must take care not to let unguarded comment unnerve financial markets. “The press conference is not supposed to add volatility or uncertainty,” says Marc Chandler, head of global currency strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman. On the other hand, Bernanke will likely try to steer clear of the jargon and bland generalities with which his predecessors once shrouded Fed policy. “He would not like it if the post-mortems said all he did was blow smoke and speak gobbledygook,” Blinder says. Bernanke has shown he can field questions deftly in public settings. A former longtime economics professor at Princeton, he is fond of deconstructing complex subjects. He also has plenty of experience handling hostile queries from critics in Congress and on “60 Minutes.” To prepare for his news conference, Bernanke has watched tapes of how his counterparts in Europe — Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank and Mervyn King, head of the Bank of England — have performed at news conferences. Two months ago at a meeting of finance officials in Paris, Bernanke pulled aside Trichet and King to quiz them on how they manage their encounters with reporters.

Bargain prices help reduce glut of foreclosures
By DEREK KRAVITZ and JANNA HERRON The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A wave of foreclosures is forcing down home prices in most major U.S. cities. But economists and real estate agents are noticing what they call a key first step for any housing recovery: a drop in the glut of homes for sale in markets hit hardest by foreclosures. Low prices are leading investors to snap up foreclosed homes in Detroit, Las Vegas, Miami, Phoenix and Tampa. Those cut-rate sales are reducing prices in the short run. Yet they’re also thinning the supply of homes — clearing the way for higher prices in the long run. For some buyers, the deals are now too good to pass up. A studio apartment on the Las Vegas strip that cost $500,000 at the height of the housing boom is now selling for roughly one-third that price. Half the homes listed in the Tampa Bay area are selling for less than $100,000, not far from some of Florida’s top Gulf Coast beaches. Such sales have helped shrink the combined supply of unsold homes in those five cities by 13 percent over the past year, according to local listing data analyzed by The Associated Press. Home prices in each of those markets are at or below 2002 levels, according to the latest reading of the Standard & Poor’s/ Case Shiller 20-city home price index. Economists caution that a second wave of foreclosures, those that have been delayed by banks and backlogged courts, could throw the housing market back into turmoil. And few see home prices rebounding before the end of this year. Home prices fell from January to February in 19 of the 20 metro markets tracked by the Case-Shiller index. At least 10 major metro areas are at their lowest point since the housing bubble burst. The index, released Tuesday, is slightly above the level reached in April 2009, the lowest point since the downturn began. Getting rid of foreclosures and other risky properties is necessary for the market to turn around. When foreclosures and distressed properties are sold, home prices fall. But as the supply of cheap homes shrinks, prices stabilize. Homeowners who had put off moving because they didn’t want to sell during the downturn grow confident that

they can fetch a decent price. That prompts more buying and selling. Prices rise more. Most of the current foreclosure sales involve investors: Private equity firms; foreign and out-of-state buyers seeking vacation houses; individual investors hoping to rent out or quickly sell properties for a profit. Foreclosures have flooded the market in Miami. Three out of five homes sold there are foreclosures or short sales. (Short sales occur when lenders allow homes to be sold for less than what’s owed on the mortgage.) Such sales have helped lower the median home price by 19 percent in the past year, to $159,800 in March. At the same time, the supply of Miami-area homes for sale has dropped nearly 24 percent. It would take just seven months to clear those homes at the current sales pace. That’s down from a 17-month supply just six months ago. In Tampa, it would take just six months to clear the supply of unsold homes off the market. That’s down from about eight months a year ago and 25 months in January 2008. Detroit’s inventory of homes for sale has fallen 17 percent in the last year.

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We took all eight children along to the funeral and also Easter Sunday turned Elizabeth’s friend Timothy. out to be nice and sunny The funeral was held in a here, which made for a more shed and also in a baseenjoyable day. We attended ment. It was a cold day for Presbyterian Church church services at our neigh- the funeral. We saw sister bors, which we were able to Liz and Levi and family at the funeral. And, of course, just walk to. Now this morning we are sister Emma and Jacob and having rain again. It sure family were there as this will give my garden a boost. would also be Jacob’s grandThe peas, radishes, and let- mother. TODAY In the afternoon, we 6 p.m. — Shepherds of tuce are growing very nicely. Christ Associates meet in the They survived the late-sea- stopped in at sister Leah and Paul’s house. I son cold spell and St. John’s Chapel. wanted to wish 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. the snow we had. them a happy A week ago it was John’s Little Theatre. 30th anniversnowing and the sary which was ground was covTHURSDAY on the 16th also. 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos ered with a layer Leah popped Canal Commission Annex of white stuff but popcorn for us Museum, 241 N. Main St., is it did not stay and Jacob’s, who long. It was chilly open. had also stopped 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite enough in the at Delphos Senior Citizen house last week in. We saw Center, 301 Suthoff Street. where Paul and that we started our 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith coal stove again. Leah’s daughter Thrift Shop is open for shopElizabeth lives Our children ping. colored 10 dozen eggs on in a shed on her parents’ 7:30 p.m. — American Legion Thursday evening. It is just farm. The shed was fixed Post 268, 415 N. State St. something fun for them to up into nice living quarters. do but we never let them lose Elizabeth and her husband FRIDAY sight of the real meaning Levi have a 1 1/2-year-old 7:30 a.m. — Delphos behind Easter. son, Amos. Optimist Club, A&W DriveFrom there, Jacob’s and My husband Joe and I In, 924 E. Fifth St. made some horseradish us headed to brother Amos 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite from our own plants this and Nancy’s house to visit at Delphos Senior Citizen past week. We used Joe’s with them before starting Center, 301 Suthoff Street. Uncle Solomon’s recipe and for home. When we arrived 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift it turned out really good. there, Nancy and her daughStore is open for shopping. Uncle Solomon lives in ters were already preparing Ohio but we wish we could supper for us. They were SATURDAY have him try our homemade looking for us to stop by 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith horseradish. He brought us and wanted us to stay for Thrift Store, North Main the roots to start our own a meal. So we had a deliStreet. cious supper of barbecued plant several years ago. St. Vincent DePaul Society, Joe’s grandmother passed chicken, mashed potatoes, located at the east edge of the away on April 13 after a lot gravy, corn, lettuce, salad, St. John’s High School park- of pain. She was 97 years cake, pudding and fruit. ing lot, is open. We arrived home at 9:45 old and a widow for almost 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos 23 years. She had eight chil- p.m. and everyone was ready dren but two have passed to call it a day. Postal Museum is open. We were home all day 12:15 p.m. — Testing of away including Joe’s mother warning sirens by Delphos who died at age 54. She on Good Friday. Jacob and had 70 grandchildren, 387 Emma didn’t have any plans Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal great-grandchildren, and 95 for that day so we told them Commission Museum, 241 N. great-great grandchildren. to come for dinner. For our Everyone remembers her as lunch we had a brunch. I Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. a friendly sweeton allwho made a casserole with scram24 HOUR SERVICEbyperson May bled eggs, shredded potatoes, brands will be missed many. John’s Little Theatre. biscuits, and gravy. I pull she rest in peace. We were thankful that our apart the biscuits and layer SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos daughter Verena was OK to everything and then bake Canal Commission Museum, attend the funeral. Verena everything until the potatoes had written back and forth are tender. The gravy moist241 N. Main St., is open. with her for quite a few ens everything up and this is a really good breakfast years. MONDAY We left for the two-hour casserole. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite Ohio Lic. at Delphos Senior Citizen drive to Berne, Ind., at 5#45757Uncle Elmer and Aunt a.m. on April 16 to attend Emma and cousin Sovilla, Center, 301 Suthoff Street. Leroy est Mechanical Contractor with Quality Solutions since 1957 and family and cousin 7 p.m. — Delphos Parks the funeral. and Recreation board meets at the recreation building at Stadium Park. water treatment systems Washington Township trustees meet at the township available for sulfur, iron, hard water, Happy Birthday house. April 28 7:30 p.m. — Spencerville pond systems & pond filters Judy Averesch village council meets at the Brook Hodgson mayor’s office. 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Spring brings new life, passing
BY LOVINA EICHER Martha and husband Merlin stopped in from Berne for a visit on Friday afternoon to see where we live. Aunt Emma is my mother’s sister. They all had dinner at my sister’s Susan and Verena. Joe was starting the grill to make hot-wings and fresh ham when they drove in. We made them sample the wings before they left for home. It was nice to get to visit with them again. We always enjoy home-grilled chicken wings. Do any of our readers have good homemade marinade recipes they’d like to share?

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My rhubarb is ready to use so that will be another spring goodie I can start using. This is a really neat recipe to use up your rhubarb. Try this recipe: RHUBARB PINWHEELS Dough: 2 cups flour 1 tablespoon sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/3 cup shortening 1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon salt Filling: 3/4 cup sugar 3 - 4 cups diced rhubarb Syrup: 1 1/2 cups water 3/4 cup sugar few drops of red food coloring (optional) Mix dough and roll into a 12 X 10 inch rectangle. Sprinkle with sugar and top with rhubarb. Carefully roll up dough jelly roll style starting with shorter end. Cut into 1 inch slices and put onto a 9 X 13 inch pan. For syrup bring all ingredients to a boil, cook and stir until sugar dissolves. Pour hot syrup over pinwheels.

The Delphos Eagles Auxiliary 471 meeting was held with 30 members in attendance. Usual business was transacted. Nomination of officers was held during the meeting. Election will be held from 5-7 p.m. on May 2 at the Eagles for the offices of president, secretary and trustees. All auxiliary members wishing to vote must present their membership card. The $12 and $12 door prizes remain unclaimed. Kathy Siefker won the $1.50 door prize. Hot Seat winners were Marge Koester, Margaret Mowery and Sue Radabaugh. Special awards went to Margaret Mowery and Carolyn Fisher (twice). Patricia Hoersten won the Dues Card. The next meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. on May 2.

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Spencerville Track and Field Tri-Meet with St. John’s and Perry

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Tuesday’s Results Girls Team Rankings: Spencerville 94, St. John’s 68.50, Perry 9.50. Boys Team Rankings: Spencerville 85, St. John’s 71.50, Perry 17.50. Points 5-3-2-1 (except for relays: 5-3) Girls 4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Spencerville (Jenna Kahle, Tori Hardesty, Caitlin Wurst, Karri Purdy) 11:02.60; 2. St. John’s (Emma Boggs, Brooke Zuber, Ally Mohler, Courtney Grothouse) 11:04.10. Boys 4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Perry 9:35.50; 2. St. John’s (Mark Boggs, Jake Hays, Scott Klausing, Dylan Dancer) 9:39.20. Girls 100 Meter Hurdles: 1. Jackie Bowsher (SV) 18.90; 2. (tie) Alicia Ankerman (SJ) and Ashley Keiber (SV) 19.40; 4. (tie) Morgan Jostpille (SJ) and Jessica Hammons (SJ) 19.80. Boys 110 Meter Hurdles: 1. Brandon Meyer (SV) 18.10; 2. Briggs (P) 18.80; 3. Anthony Schuh (SV) 19.10. Girls 100 Meter Dash: 1. Cortney Miller (SV) 14.10; 2. Madison Burgei (SV) 14.20; 3. Foster (P) 14.30; 4. (tie) Emilie Fischbach (SJ) and Macy Pier (SJ) 14.60. Boys 100 Meter Dash: 1. Luke McLennan (SJ) 12.30; 2. (tie) David Lindeman (SJ) and Scott (P) 12.40; 4. Niko Molina-Sullivan (SV) 12.40. Girls 4x200 Meter Relay: 1. Spencerville (Cortney Miller, Claire McConnell, Shanna German, Jennifer Post) 1:58.10; 2. St. John’s (Madison Burgei, Bailey Calvelage, Alyssa Faurot, Samantha Bonifas) 2:03.10. Boys 4x200 Meter Relay: 1. Spencerville (John Smith, Aaron Hefner, Niko Molina-Sullivan, Nick Davisson) 1:37.80; 2. St. John’s (Chris Will, Tyler Jettinghoff, AJ Klausing, Joe Haggard) 1:42.10. Girls 1,600 Meter Run: 1. Alexa Brown (SV) 5:57.20; 2. Tori Hardesty (SV) 6:05.80; 3. Megan Joseph (SJ) 6:22.00; 4. Caitlin Wurst (SV) 6:43.80. Boys 1,600 Meter Run: 1. Joe Wisher (SV) 5:17.20; 2. Cole Fischbach (SJ) 5:18.90; 3. Mark Boggs (SJ) 5:33.60; 4. Jason Michel (SJ) 5:44.00. Girls 4x100 Meter Relay: 1. Spencerville (Mackenzie Miller, Morgan Pugh, Shanna German, Jennifer Post) 54.80; 2. St. John’s (Emilie Fischbach, Bailey Calvelage, Madison Burgei, Samantha Bonifas) 55.60. Boys 4x100 Meter Relay: 1. St. John’s (Chris Will, Tyler Jettinghoff, Joe Haggard, Evan Burgei) 44.80; 2. Spencerville (Aaron Hefner, Daniel Binkley, Austin Lotz, Anthony Schuh) 46.90. Girls 400 Meter Dash: 1. Kelli Ley (SV) 59.80; 2. Claire McConnell (SV) 1:07.10; 3. Courtney Grothouse (SJ) 1:11.30; 4. Macy Pier (SJ) 1:12.30. Boys 400 Meter Dash: 1. Nick Davisson (SV) 53.80; 2. Derek Goecke (SV) 55.90; 3. Cody Looser (SJ) 58.20; 4. David Lindeman (SJ) 58.60. Girls 300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Jenna Kahle (SV) 52.90; 2. Jessica Hammons (SJ) 55.60; 3. Ashley King (SV) 56.40; 4. Morgan Jostpille (SJ) 57.10. Boys 300 Meter Hurdles: 1. AJ Klausing (SJ) 43.30; 2. Aaron Hefner (SV) 44.00; 3. Brandon Meyer (SV) 44.60; 4. Will Buettner (SJ) 48.60. Girls 800 Meter Run: 1. Emma Boggs (SJ) 2:39.70; 2. Alexa Brown (SV) 2:48.20; 3. Karri Purdy (SV) 2:49.80; 4. Megan Joseph (SJ) 2:49.90. Boys 800 Meter Run: 1. Baumgarte (P) 2:13.40; 2. Keith Lenhart (SV) 2:15.20; 3. Tyler Shumate (SV) 2:17.80; 4. Jared Knebel (SJ) 2:19.50. Girls 200 Meter Dash: 1. Kelli Ley (SV) 27.80; 2. Cortney Miller (SV) 28.70; 3. Samantha Bonifas (SJ) 29.30; 4. Foster (P) 30.10. Boys 200 Meter Dash: 1. Tyler Jettinghoff (SJ) 24.90; 2. Niko Molina-Sullivan (SV) 25.20; 3. Derek Goecke (SV) 25.40; 4. Robbie Rudda (SJ) 25.40 2. Girls 3,200 Meter Run: 1. Brooke Zuber (SJ) 13:25.90; 2. Tori Hardesty (SV) 13:29.10. Boys 3,200 Meter Run: 1. Joe Wisher (SV) 11:51.40; 2. Jason Michel (SJ) 11:53.90; 3. Aaron Hellman (SJ) 12:58.70; 4. Matthew Hurles (SV) 13:25.10. Girls 4x400 Meter Relay: 1. Spencerville ‘A’ (Cortney Miller, Claire McConnell, Jenna Kahle, Kelli Ley) 4:30.10; 2. St. John’s (Morgan Jostpille, Ally Mohler, Madison Burgei, Kaylie Youngpeter) 4:51.10. Boys 4x400 Meter Relay: 1. St. John’s ‘A’ (Mark Boggs, Jake Hays, AJ Klausing, Dylan Dancer) 3:47.30; 2. Spencerville ‘B’ (Niko Molina-Sullivan, Derek Goecke, Daniel Binkley, Aaron Hefner) 3:49.20. Girls Shot Put: 1. Tiffany Recker (SJ) 32-11.50; 2. Mackenzie Miller (SV) 30-8; 3. Abby Freewalt (SV) 29-9; 4. Paige Lucas (SJ) 28-2. Boys Shot Put: 1. Spencer Ginter (SJ) 41-8; 2. Jamie Kill (SV) 38-8; 3. Zach Gay (SV) 38-2; 4. Lucas Shumate (SV) 34-7.50. Girls Discus: 1. Devan Hanjora (SV) 108-7; 2. Mackenzie Miller (SV) 106-8; 3. Tiffany Recker (SJ) 106-5; 4. Elizabeth Griffin (SV) 93-0. Boys Discus: 1. Lucas Shumate (SV) 144-3; 2. Spencer Ginter (SJ) 110-7; 3. Zach Gay (SV) 107-6; 4. Jamie Kill (SV) 105-3. Girls Long Jump: 1. Beavers (P) 14-11; 2. Emilie Fischbach (SJ) 14-2; 3. Morgan Pugh (SV) 14-1; 4. Shanna German (SV) 13-6.50. Boys Long Jump: 1. Ben Youngpeter (SJ) 17-3; 2. Isaac Altenburger (SJ) 17-0; 3. David Lindeman (SJ) 16-11.25; 4. Anthony Schuh (SV) 16-4.5. Girls High Jump: 1. Tiffany Geise (SJ) 5-2; 2. Alyssa Faurot

---Lady Wildcats pummel Big Green OTTOVILLE — Jefferson’s fast-pitch softball team erupted to win their third straight game Tuesday night, pummeling Ottoville 20-5 in five innings at Ottoville. Junior Cassidy Bevington went 3-for-3 (double, triple) for the Wildcats while sophomore pitcher Taylor Branham (3-7; 3 hits, 4 strikeouts, 3 walks) was 3-for-5, including a home run and a double. They were also the beneficiary of 11 walks by Lady Green pitchers. Jefferson is at Bluffton tonight, while Ottoville entertains Van Wert 5 p.m. Thursday.
Jefferson 2 3 3 5 7 - 20 10 0 Ottoville 2 0 0 3 0 - 5 3 0 WP: Taylor Branham (3-7); LP: Mackenzie Martin. 2B: Cassidy Bevington (D), Samantha Thitoff (D), Taylor Branham (D), Kelsey Hoersten (O). 3B: Cassidy Bevington (D). HR: Taylor Branham (D).

(SJ) 4-10; 3. (tie) Jennifer Post (SV) and Davis (P) 4-8. Boys High Jump: 1. Daniel Binkley (SV) 6-2; 2. Brandon Meyer (SV) 5-8; 3. Callahan (P) 5-4; 4. Anthony Schuh (SV) 5-2. Girls Pole Vault: 1. Alicia Ankerman (SJ) 8-0; 2. Bailey Calvelage (SJ) 7-6; 3. Jackie Bowsher (SV) 7-0; 4. Patricia Riley (SV) 6-6. Boys Pole Vault: 1. Tyler Shumate (SV) 11-0; 2. Cole Roberts (SV) 10-6; 3. Isaac Altenburger (SJ) 10-0; 4. Will Buettner (SJ) 9-0.

Jays unload on Flyers in baseball
By JIM METCALFE jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com DELPHOS — St. John’s spotted Marion Local four runs in the top of the second inning on a windy Tuesday afternoon at Stadium Park. The Blue Jays then answered with a vengeance to hand the visiting Flyers a 16-6 6-inning Midwest Athletic Conference baseball loss. The Flyers (7-5), who couldn’t score against sophomore starter Curtis Geise (3-0; 4 innings, 3 hits, 7 walks, 5 strikeouts, 4 earned runs) after receiving three walks in the first, scored four in the top of the second frame: a single (Danny Liette), two 1-out walks (Reggie Wendel and Dylan Thobe) and a grand slam bomb hit to right field (with a sturdy wind blowing that way) by John Elking for a 4-0 lead. The Jays got those back and more in the home half against Wendel (4 IPs, 8 hits, 11 runs, 2 earned, 4 walks, 2 Ks), sending 11 to the dish. With one down, Tyler Ditto got aboard via an error and Troy Warnecke went yard to left-center field for a 4-2 deficit. An out later, it started all over again. Austin Reindel walked and Geise was plunked. Tanner Calvelage (2-for-5, 3 runs scored, 4 ribbies) got them both home via a double to deep right. Tyler Bergfeld was hit by a pitch; both advanced on a wild pitch and — after Jordan Leininger was walked — both scored courtesy of a sharp single to center by Austin Vogt (2-for3, 3 RBIs) for a 6-4 lead. “That was nice to see how we responded after falling behind. Troy’s home run got us going; hitting is contagious and once he got us started, we started rolling,” Jays coach Dan Metzger noted. “We are starting to hit with more confidence every game. Earlier in the season, we were just making contact but now we are starting to hit with more authority. We’re not swinging at bad pitches, either; we’re looking for the first-pitch fastball and even if we fall behind, we’re still

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----Musketeers double up on Bearcats FORT JENNINGS — Fort Jennings rallied from a 4-1 deficit after three innings with seven runs in the fourth through sixth innings to down Spencerville 8-4 Tuesday in non-league baseball action at Fort Jennings Village Park. Cody Warnecke got the win for the Musketeers, who received long balls from Jared Calvelage and Nolan Neidert. Fort Jennings game scheduled for today at Jefferson has been postponed, so its next game is slated to be at home Monday (5 p.m.) Versus Ayersville. Spencerville is slated to be in action Thursday at Paulding.
Spencerville 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 - 4 5 2 Ft. Jennings 1 0 0 1 2 4 x - 8 10 0

---Wayne Trace 5-way Track and Field Meet with Fort Jennings, Bluffton, Ada and Liberty-Benton

Tuesday’s Results Girls Team results: Bluffton 99.83, Wayne Trace 84, LibertyBenton 86.41, Fort Jennings 43, Ada 39.75. 100-meter hurdles: Mackenzie Fell (A) 17.5. 100-meter dash: Hannah Chappell-Dick (B) 13.9. 1,600-meter run: Hannah Chappell-Dick (B) 5:42. 400-meter relay: Wayne Trace (Zartman, Grant, Nickols, Hockenberry) 55.1. 400-meter dash: Lydia Guagenti (B) 1:02.1. 300-meter hurdles: Shauna Lee (L) 53.2. 800-meter run: Cassie Kaverman (F) 2:36.9. 200-meter dash: Macy Schroeder (F) 27.7. 3,200-meter run: Lindsay Matthews (W) 13:50.9. 800-meter relay: Wayne Trace (Hockenberry, Wenninger, Zartman, Grant) 1:54. 1,600-meter relay: Bluffton (Buettner, Althaus, Guagenti, Steinmetz) 4:19.6. 3,200-meter relay: Bluffton (Althaus, Garmatter, Steinmetz, Chappell-Dick) 10:45.5. Long jump: Katelynn Simon (A) 14-6. High jump: Lydia Guagenti (B) 5-2. Discus: Liz Streaker (L) 1018. Shot put: Kaitlyn Hanrahan (L) 31-8.50. Pole vault: Alex Johnson (L) 8-6. Boys Team Results: Bluffton 172, Ada 62, Fort Jennings 42, Liberty-Benton 40, Wayne Trace 35. 110-meter hurdles: Drew Luginbuhl (B) 15.8. 100-meter dash: Russell Gray (A) 12.4. 1,600-meter run: Ryan Kraner (F) 4:47. 400-meter relay: Bluffton (Stratton, Koch, Little, Hughes) 47.0. 400-meter dash: Noah Stratton (B) 54.5. 300-meter hurdles: Drew Luginbuhl (B) 41.7. 800-meter run: Ryan Kraner (F) 2:09. 200-meter dash: Kyle Bassitt (B) 24.1. 3,200-meter run: Jonathon Roby (A) 11:54.2. 800-meter relay: Bluffton (Luginbuhl, Yoder, Koch, Hughes) 1:35. 1,600-meter relay: Bluffton (Luginbuhl, Herron, Yoder, Moser) 3:40.4. 3,200-meter relay: Bluffton (Yoder, Moser, Harnish, Herron) 8:52.1.

The “National Holiday” is here! Let’s hope that there are no “blackouts” of college players as some in the now-defunct NFL Players Union suggested weeks ago. That would be a black eye that neither side — the players nor the owners — needs at this time. It could be very interesting who actually goes first and how many deals will actually be done. Not having the ability to trade current players will likely mean less movement up and down the draft board, though teams can always swap other picks. It just means there are less options at their disposal. Get used to it; it may be the only professional football we get to see for a while — not counting the Canadian Football League or what most other nations of the world call futbol; soccer. How will the Jim Tressel saga end? No one really knows or if this will ultimately end up with The Vest being forced to abdicate the throne in Columbus. However, when you read that nine out of the 11 members of an NCAA panel charged with deciding the fate of the Fiesta Bowl attended a bowlsponsored “retreat” — in my book, golf outings, resort rooms and free meals usually aren’t considered parts of a

NFL Draft may have to last us for a while
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St. John’s senior shortstop Tyler Bergfeld is waiting with the ball to tag out Marion Local’s John Elking, who was picked off base by starting pitcher Curtis Geise and thrown out at second by Austin Vogt in the first inning Tuesday afternoon at Stadium Park. Senior second baseman Ryan Edelbrock provides backup on the play. The host Blue Jays went on to whomp the Flyers 16-6 in six innings in MAC baseball action. a 3/4-quarter sidearm delivconfident.” The Jays sent 10 more ery was going to have trouble to the plate in the third. keeping the ball down. Our Warnecke walked but was pitching has been carrying us picked off base. An out hence, so far but got much-needed Reindel and Geise singled help today.” St. John’s got a leadoff and advanced on a passed ball, scoring on a 2-run liner walk to Ryan Edelbrock in to left by Calvelage. He the bottom half but he was stole second. Bergfeld got forced at second by Reindel. aboard via an infield error He went to third on a wild and both came home thanks pitch and a balk but was left to Leininger’s deep shot to there. The Flyers got one back left field for a double. He advanced on a wild pitch and in the fifth against reliever scored on Vogt’s rip to left Ryan Buescher (2 IPs, 3 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 walks, 2 for an 11-4 spread. “We started out the way Ks) on a leadoff walk (Lee we wanted and I thought we Pierron), two wild pitches, were good enough offensive- a walk (Liette) and a runly all game,” Marion coach scoring knock to left by Greg Brian Gray noted. “What Wolters. However, they left did us in was our pitching runners at second and third. The Jays had two batters and defense; we never gave our bats a chance. We hit hit by reliever Craig Niekamp five batters and walked six, (Leininger and Vogt) with as well as committed five one down in the fifth but couldn’t add a run. errors.” They made it 11-6 in the Marion tried to rally in the fourth but left two runners on sixth on a 2-out infield hit by (8 for the game, the same for Ryan Mescher, a wild toss, a stolen base and a run-scoring the Jays). “Curtis didn’t have his shot to left by Pierron. “We have been working best stuff but it was good to see him work through on focus and refocusing,” it; he needs the work and Gray added. “When things the innings,” Metzger said. go wrong, we need to refocus “With the way the wind was and forget it. We didn’t do blowing today, a pitcher with that in their big innings.”

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The Jays finished it off against Niekamp in the sixth. With one down, pinch-hitter Derek Klaus got on via an error but was forced at second by pinch-hitter Andrew Metzger. He got to second as Calvelage got on thanks to another error. After Bergfeld worked a free pass to load the sacks, Leininger unloaded them with a grand slam to right center (his second of the year) for a 15-6 edge. Vogt was walked and advanced to second on an infield hit by pinch-hitter Brad Gerberick off reliever Cory Schimmel; an error on the play put Vogt at third, from where he scored on a wild pitch to end the game. “Our defense played well; we made the plays,” Metzger added. “The tournament draw is next Sunday and the tournament starts in two weeks, so we need to start turning the corner. We’ve also lost at least 10 games to the weather.” The Jays (6-2, 3-0 MAC) host another MAC team, New Knoxville, at 4:15 p.m. tonight.

MARION LOCAL (6) ab-r-h-rbi John Elking 2b 3-1-1-4, Tucker Smith 3b 4-0-0-0, Ryan Mescher rf 3-1-1-0, Lee Pierron c 1-1-1-1, Greg Mescher 1b/p 4-0-0-0, Cory Schimmel p 0-0-0-0, Danny Liette dh 2-1-10, Greg Wolters lf 3-0-1-1, Reggie Wendel p 2-1-1-0, Kyle Mescher 1b 0-0-0-0, Dylan Thobe cf 1-1-0-0. Totals 23-6-6-6. ST. JOHN’S (16) ab-r-h-rbi Tanner Calvelage cf 5-3-2-4, Tyler Bergfeld ss 3-3-0-0, Jordan Leininger dh 3-2-2-6, Austin Vogt 1b 3-1-2-3, Tyler Ditto rf 3-1-0-0, Brad Gerberick ph 1-0-1-0, Troy Warnecke 3b/2b 3-11-2, Ryan Edelbrock 2b 2-0-0-0, Ryan Buescher p 1-0-0-0, Austin Reindel c 2-1-1-0, Derek Klaus ph 1-0-0-0, Curtis Geise p/3b 2-2-1-0, Andrew Metzger ph 1-1-0-0. Totals 30-16-9-15. Score by Innings: Marion Local 0 4 0 011- 6 St. John’s 0 6 5 0 0 5 - 16 Two outs in 6th when gameending run scored E: Smith 3, Elking, Jordan Riethman (ML); LOB: Marion Local 8, St. John’s 8; 2B: Calvelage, Leininger; HR: Elking (GS), Leininger (GS), Warnecke; SB: R. Mescher, Calvelage, Leininger; POB: Elking (by Geise), Warnecke (by Pierron). IP H R ER BB SO MARION LOCAL Wendel 4 8 11 2 4 2 Niekamp 1.2 1 5 0 2 0 Schimmel 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 ST. JOHN’S Geise (W, 3-0) 4.0 3 4 4 7 5 Buescher 2.0 3 2 2 2 2 Schimmel pitched to 2 batters in 6th WP: Wendel 6, Buescher 4, Schimmel, Geise; PB: Pierron; HBP: Geise (by Wendel), Ditto (by Wendel), Bergfeld (by Wendel), Leininger (by Niekamp), Vogt (by Niekamp); Balk: Wendel.

JIM METCALFE

O-G rallies to nip Elida 3-2 in baseball
Delphos Herald Correspondent

“retreat”! — is it any wonder that we have what we have going on? Money will never be taken out of the equation, no matter what you do. As I wrote several weeks ago when the Tressel thing hit the fan, there was only one legitimate reason for him not to say anything and that is if he was told not to by the feds in order to complete the investigation of that tattoo parlor and other unsavories. Since that appears to not be the case — at least he has not implied that or flat-out stated it — that he simply didn’t speak up to save his own hide is a problem for me. Whether he should be fired is another question at this point but if they find any more improprieties, including what the NCAA terms potential or real major violations, then he probably should be. However, that likely won’t be determined for a spell, at least not this season. In the midst of these college foot-

ball shenanigans, there is the heartfelt story involving paralyzed Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand. He was injured Oct. 16 — perhaps prompting the NFL to take harsher action toward leading with the head on tackles — but hasn’t dwelt on it. He has developed a positive mindset — this happened for a reason known only to God — toward this, harboring no ill will but instead has focused on walking again. Good for him; we can use good news like this right about now. This item really interested me: playing a college basketball game on an aircraft carrier? That will happen on Veterans’ Day as Michigan State and North Carolina will do battle on a to-be-determined carrier. It will include honorary captains Michael “His Airness” Jordan (Tar Heels) and Earvin “Magic” Johnson for the Spartans and around 4,000 of their “friends” — military personnel chosen to watch the game live. Scalpers will not be welcome because the tickets are for free — good for them! — and ticket holder’s names will be printed on the front and must match the ID. What a great way to honor our military men and women.

By Charlie Warnimont

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ELIDA — OttawaGlandorf’s baseball team has made a habit of scoring runs in the seventh inning this spring. Going into Tuesday afternoon’s Western Buckeye League encounter with Elida, O-G has had three seventhinning rallies for wins. Now you can add Tuesday’s game to that list. Ottawa-Glandorf scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Elida 3-2 in WBL action at Ed Sandy Field. The game was played at Elida because of wet field conditions at the Titans base-

ball field. Tuesday’s game was a pitchers’ duel between the Titans’ Drew Ellerbrock and Elida’s Adam Von Sossan, allowing very little as the game was tied 2-2 going to the seventh. After Ellerbrock retired the Bulldogs in the top of the seventh, the Titan hitters went to work against Elida relief pitcher Jake Porter in the bottom of the inning. Cory Imm opened the O-G (2-3, 6-5) seventh with a single to right field. Alex Selhorst was going to sacrifice Imm to second with a bunt but was hit by the first pitch from Porter. A wild pitch advanced the runners a base before Elida decided to load the bases

with an intentional walk to Casey Schroeder. That sent Ellerbrock to the plate where he already was 3-for-3 on the day. With the infield — and outfield — playing in, the Bulldogs got what they wanted when Ellerbrock hit a ground ball to third. Imm didn’t immediately break towards home but scored the winning run when the throw home was in the dirt and bounced away from the Elida catcher giving O-G the win. “Today was a matter of who, like the other day (Thursday), was going to be up at the plate last,” Titan coach Nick Miller said. “And that seventh we had a hit, a

hit batter when we were going to give them an out with a sacrifice. That miscue was the difference in the game. Our guy made a mistake as he was going back to third when he should have been going him. The third baseman had plenty of time; he just made an errant throw there. Give these (O-G) guys credit; they battled the whole time and they always are in there until the end. This is our third come-from-behind win.” Besides banging out three hits and driving in all three runs, Ellerbrock (2-2) picked up the win as he allowed two runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and four walks.
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NBA
The Associated Press FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Tuesday’s Results Orlando 101, Atlanta 76, Atlanta leads series 3-2 Chicago 116, Indiana 89, Chicago wins series 4-1 L.A. Lakers 106, New Orleans 90, L.A. Lakers leads series 3-2 Today’s Games Philadelphia at Miami, 7 p.m., Miami leads series 3-1 Memphis at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m., Memphis leads series 3-1 Denver at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m., Oklahoma City leads series 3-1 Thursday’s Games Orlando at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Dallas at Portland, 10:30 p.m., Dallas leads series 3-2

Kobe’s dunks lead Lakers, push Hornets to brink
By GREG BEACHAM The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — A sprained ankle is a minor impediment to Kobe Bryant at this point in his playoff career. Emeka Okafor is a much larger obstacle. Bryant overcame them both on a dunk that propelled the Los Angeles Lakers to a wave of momentum toward the second round. Bryant scored 19 points on a sprained left ankle, throwing down two impressive jams that led the Lakers past the New Orleans Hornets 106-90 in Game 5 on Tuesday night and to a 3-2 series lead. Bryant’s second-quarter dunk on Okafor could turn out to be the Lakers’ signature moment of a taxing firstround series that began with a stunning Game 1 loss. That’s exactly what Bryant was trying to achieve when he picked up his dribble with two hands and threw down a right-handed slam right in Okafor’s mug. “I just had a lane to the basket,” Bryant said. “It looked like he was going to challenge me at the rim and I decided to accept the challenge. ... It’s a message for us that this was important. It’s time to raise up and do what we’ve got to do. They’re not saved dunks. I don’t have much of those left.” Bryant left New Orleans on crutches two days earlier after getting hurt late in Game 4 but he refused an MRI exam or extensive treatment when he got home. Postseason injuries are nothing new for the 2-time NBA finals MVP, who has persevered through a slew of them during 67 playoff games in the previous three years. “That’s what he does,” said Monty Williams, the Hornets’ frustrated coach. “All this talk about his ankle. Did it look like his ankle was hurting? OK then.” Trevor Ariza scored 22 points, Marco Belinelli added 21 and Chris Paul had 20 points and 12 assists for the seventh-seeded Hornets, who have lost 3-of-4 since their series-opening victory. Ariza hit five 3-pointers but managed just six points in the second half as the Lakers took control of the game and perhaps the series. Game 6 is Thursday in New Orleans. Andrew Bynum had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Pau Gasol added 16 points as the 2-time defending NBA champions roared back from a slow start in a pivotal game for their three-peat hopes. And though he got off to a slow start and played less than 29 minutes, Bryant erased any worries about his fitness with that poster-ready dunk over Okafor. Bryant added another crowd-riling slam with his left hand in the third quarter while Los Angeles jumped to an 11-point lead and headed back to the locker room early to get more treatment when he came out for good in the final minutes. Los Angeles also forced Zuber reached on a fielder’s choice as Martz overran third base on a sacrfice bunt. Zuber bunted the ball back towards Ellerbrock on the mound but his throw to third was in the dirt and bounced past the fielder before Martz was caught off third base. Mackenzie Hampshire followed with a ground ball to short that forced Zuber at second. However, the relay throw to first was off and Clevenger scored on the throwing error. O-G tied the game in the bottom of the inning as Schroeder walked with two outs and stole second base. He scored on Ellerbrock’s first hit of the game. 19 turnovers by the Hornets, who were outscored 22-2 in second-chance points after dominating that effort-based statistic in Game 4. While Bryant took the emotional lead, the Lakers got another outstanding lowpost game from Bynum, who moved exceptionally well on his own sore knee. Gasol also returned to nearly normal after an awful start to the series, while Derek Fisher and Lamar Odom added 13 points apiece. The Hornets made 61 percent of their shots in the first half but couldn’t maintain that pace when the Lakers got down to business. Last spring, the Lakers also faced an even first-round series heading into Game 5 against Oklahoma City and responded with eight consecutive wins. Ariza breezed past Bryant for a layup on the Hornets’ opening possession as they came out with no fear of the big Hollywood stage, making 13 of their 16 shots in the first quarter and jumping to a 9-point lead. Paul racked up eight assists in the period, picking up right where he left off in New Orleans. But Bryant added three more baskets after his dramatic dunk, staking Los Angeles to a 54-51 halftime advantage. Paul kept the Hornets right in it, scoring seven points in the final 2 minutes of the first half. Paul’s triple-double allowed New Orleans to even the series in Game 4 but he struggled to make big plays after his big first quarter in Game 5. His frustrating night was epitomized in the final minutes when Ron Artest’s Elida regained the lead in the third inning as Zuber reached on a fielders choice and took second on a groundout. He scored on a single by Nickoli Sackinger. O-G tied the game in the fourth as Selhorst walked with an out and stole second base. With two outs in the inning, Ellerbrock lined a single to left as Selhorst scored without a throw. In his six innings of work, Von Sossan allowed two runs on six hits with eight strikeouts with three walks. “It’s a tough one to lose,” Elida coach Mark Thompson said. “I thought our pitcher threw really well and we

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defense forced him simply to drop the ball on the ground, unable to shoot or to pass without traveling after he jumped.
Bulls 116, Pacers 89 CHICAGO — Derrick Rose scored 25 points, Luol Deng added 24 and the Chicago Bulls finally played like a top seed, knocking off the Indiana Pacers 116-89 in Game 5 to wrap up their first-round playoff series Tuesday night. The top-seeded Bulls can breathe a little easier after getting a dominant performance by their MVP candidate and an emphatic win that came on the heels of four dramatic games. They can also turn their attention to the Eastern Conference semifinals, where they’ll meet Atlanta or Orlando. Rose seemed just fine after spraining his left ankle in Game 4, hitting 8-of-17 shots. He dominated in the early going and came up big in the third after the Pacers pulled within four. He scored 10 points over the final six minutes and Chicago ended the quarter on a 23-8 run to blow the game open. Joakim Noah added 14 points and eight rebounds and the Bulls won a playoff series for the first time since they swept Miami in the first round in 2007 even though Carlos Boozer scored just two. Danny Granger scored 20 for the Pacers. Tyler Hansbrough added 14 points and 11 rebounds but the Pacers trailed the entire way and committed 21 turnovers. Magic 101, Hawks 76 ORLANDO, Fla. — Jason Richardson scored 17 points and J.J. Redick added 14 to help the Magic stay alive in the playoffs with a victory over the Hawks. The win kept alive the Magic’s hopes of becoming the ninth team in NBA history to win a playoff series after trailing 3-1. If they can win Game 6 Thursday in Atlanta, they would host the decisive Game 7 on Saturday. Magic center Dwight Howard battled foul trouble throughout the night and had just one field goal, finishing with 8 points and 8 rebounds. Orlando didn’t need his offense, though, as it broke out of a series-long shooting slump with 11 3-pointers. Josh Smith scored 22 points to lead Atlanta, which shot below 40 percent for just the second time this series.

The Associated Press FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Tuesday’s Results Montreal 2, Boston 1, series tied 3-3 Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 2, Philadelphia wins series 4-3

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The Associated Press American League East Division W L New York 12 8 Tampa Bay 11 11 Toronto 11 12 Boston 10 12 Baltimore 9 12 Central Division W L Cleveland 14 8 Detroit 12 11 Kansas City 12 11 Minnesota 9 12 Chicago 10 14 West Division W L Texas 14 9 Los Angeles 14 10 Oakland 11 13 Seattle 9 15 National League East Division Pct .600 .500 .478 .455 .429 Pct .636 .522 .522 .429 .417 Pct .609 .583 .458 .375 GB — 2 2 1/2 3 3 1/2 GB — 2 1/2 2 1/2 4 1/2 5 GB — 1/2 3 1/2 5 1/2 Florida Philadelphia Atlanta Washington New York Central Division Milwaukee St. Louis Cincinnati Chicago Pittsburgh Houston West Division W 15 15 12 10 10 W 12 12 12 10 10 9 L 7 8 13 12 13 L 11 11 12 13 13 14 Pct .682 .652 .480 .455 .435 Pct .522 .522 .500 .435 .435 .391 GB — 1/2 4 1/2 5 5 1/2 GB — — 1/2 2 2 3

——— Tuesday’s Results Baltimore 4, Boston 1 Chicago White Sox 3, N.Y. Yankees 2 Cleveland 9, Kansas City 4 Seattle 7, Detroit 3 Toronto 10, Texas 3 Tampa Bay at Minnesota, ppd., rain L.A. Angels 8, Oakland 3 Today’s Games Boston (Beckett 2-1) at Baltimore (Guthrie 1-3), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 1-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Colon 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (Francis 0-2) at Cleveland (Tomlin 3-0), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (T.Ross 1-2) at L.A. Angels (Haren 4-1), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (Bedard 0-4) at Detroit (Verlander 2-2), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (Jo-.Reyes 0-2) at Texas (Holland 3-1), 8:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (W.Davis 2-2) at Minnesota (Liriano 1-3), 8:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Seattle at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m., 1st game Toronto at Texas, 2:05 p.m. Boston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m., 2nd game -----

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W L Pct GB Colorado 16 7 .696 — San Francisco 11 11 .500 4 1/2 Los Angeles 12 13 .480 5 Arizona 10 12 .455 5 1/2 San Diego 9 15 .375 7 1/2 ——— Tuesday’s Results N.Y. Mets 6, Washington 4 San Francisco 3, Pittsburgh 2, 10 innings Florida 4, L.A. Dodgers 2 Colorado 4, Chicago Cubs 3 Houston 6, St. Louis 5 Milwaukee 3, Cincinnati 2 Arizona 7, Philadelphia 5 Atlanta 8, San Diego 2 Today’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 2-1) at Florida (Ani.Sanchez 1-1), 12:10 p.m. Cincinnati (LeCure 0-1) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 2-1), 1:10 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 3-1) at Chicago Cubs (C.Coleman 1-1), 2:20 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 2-3) at San Diego (Latos 0-3), 3:35 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 2-1) at Arizona (J.Saunders 0-2), 3:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 1-3) at Washington (Gorzelanny 0-2), 7:05 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 0-3) at Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 0-2), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (Lohse 3-1) at Houston (Happ 1-3), 8:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games San Francisco (Vogelsong 0-0) at Pittsburgh (Karstens 2-0), 12:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Capuano 2-1) at Washington (L.Hernandez 2-2), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (McClellan 3-0) at Houston (Figueroa 0-3), 8:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 1-2) at Arizona (Enright 0-2), 9:40 p.m.

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“This was one of the better games he has pitched,” Miller said. “He came off a little bit of a short rest, having thrown Thursday. He said he wanted the ball and he was strong for us. He seemed to get better as the game went on, especially with his breaking ball. He seemed to be locating that pitch. When he can throw that and his fastball for strikes he is hard to hit. He just battled today.” Elida (2-3, 5-9) took a 1-0 lead in the first as Dalton Martz opened the game with a double to left. After Andrew Clevenger walked, Austin

played pretty well until the last half inning. There were a lot of good things that went on; we just came up short. It was a good game. I thought their kid (Ellerbrock) got better as the game went on. We had some chances early and we didn’t take advantage of them. He did a nice of competing.” Martz and Clevenger both had two hits for Elida. Drew Ellerbrock had three hits for O-G and Jake Hashbarger had two hits. Elida hosts Bath 5 p.m. Friday.
Elida 101 000 0-272 Ottawa-Glan. 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 - 3 7 1 WP-Drew Ellerbrock. LP-Jake Porter. 2B: Dalton Martz (E).

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Long jump: Christian Koch (B) 19-9. High jump: Kyle Bassitt (B) 5-10. Discus: Ryan Allen (A) 1313.50. Shot put: Kyle Risner (B) 45-9. Pole vault: Dylan Cornwell (L) 12-0.

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----Wildcats bash Lady Bearcats MINSTER — Minster took advantage of a little bit of everything Tuesday night, crunching Spencerville 15-1 in a 5-inning non-conference softball contest at Minster. The host Wildcats totaled eight hits and nine stolen bases and received seven Lady Bearcat errors. K. Richard struck out four and walked four for the Wildcats, while Tori Johnston took the loss for the Lady Bearcats (3 Ks, 7 walks, 1 hit batter). Spencerville is at Paulding 5 p.m. Thursday.
Spencerville 0 0 1 00- 137 Minster 454 2 x - 15 8 0 WP: K. Richard; LP: Tori Johnston. 2B: Hannah Floyd 2 (M), Haleigh Mull (S).

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DEAR BRUCE: I am a 73-year-old woman in good health. I own a home in a small town in Oklahoma. I share this home with a man who helps pay part of the utilities, food and other expenses. I plan to stay in this home for the foreseeable future. I am paying 5.375 percent on a 15-year mortgage. The monthly payment is $875, including taxes and home insurance. The balance is now $42,000. I have six more years to go on the mortgage. I have a secure government pension and more than enough money in a low-interest money market fund that I could easily pay off the mortgage. I have a few conservative, mostly dividend paying stocks and a few bonds. I paid $2,400 in mortgage interest last year, which is taxdeductible. I gave about $2,000 in charitable donations in 2010 and would increase this amount this year if I paid off the mortgage. I’ve always been a conservative investor, especially now that I am in my 70s. Is paying off the mortgage the best financial decision for me at this time? -- R.K., via e-mail DEAR R.K.: Putting aside the mortgage, the important thing here is you’re paying 5.375 percent interest on $42,000 and you have money invested in a low-interest money market fund. If you pay off the mortgage, you are getting a 5.375 percent return instead of the pittance you are receiving now. Other things being equal, that’s a smart move if you have enough money set aside for other things. You have effectively increased your annual return on your $42,000 by 4 to 5 percent, not a bad deal. You of course will have to continue to pay the taxes and home insurance directly, which is currently being done through an escrow account. I only mentioned that because most of the time people forget that these things are being done by the mortgage company and get themselves into hot water for unpaid taxes and worse, a lapse of appropriate insurance coverage. DEAR BRUCE: I was in a car accident in 2004 during work hours. The doctors said I can no longer work a physical job, only desk jobs. When applying for a job, my exemployer gave me a bad report when the Human Resource Department called to verify past employment. They told him that I had bad attendance, etc. I worked as a supervisor for this company for 15 years. They destroyed my credit score due to the fact that I couldn’t pay my bills on time. Do I have a legal case? -Ray, via e-mail DEAR RAY: I am very surprised even if you had a record of that kind that your employer would share it with others. Even though those things could be true, if you can demonstrate that they have done this you may very possibly have a strong case against them. I know that with businesses I am connected with, we would only confirm their references such as, time at the job and whether they would be eligible for rehire. I would think that most businesses would do the same thing. You may very well have a legal claim against your former employer. I think if you go to your local bar association, you’ll find that there are attorneys in your area that would review your circumstance without charge. If they feel that there is merit, take it on a contingency basis. If I were advising your former employers, I

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would tell them to stop this practice; they are sticking their necks way, way out. DEAR BRUCE: My ex and I have always told our kids (21 and 23) that we would not be able to pay for their college, but we would help with books, etc., where we could. One child is claimed on my taxes, and the other child is claimed on my ex-husband’s taxes. Each year, the kids complete the FAFSA, but don’t seem to qualify for aid. Is this because they are both still claimed on our taxes? If so, and we wind up taking them off our taxes, would they probably qualify for aid off the FAFSA? I have always heard and thought that we shouldn’t spend our retirement for the kids’ college tuitions. Yet my kids, their friends and even some counselors have told them that yes, the parents should pay for the college (“the student’s job is to study and get good grades, the parent’s job is to pay for the education”). This has added to their resentment toward our not paying for their education. What is the smartest financial plan at this point? Keep them on our taxes and they apply for student loans, or take them off our taxes and they would hopefully qualify for something off the FAFSA? -- Frustrated Parent, via e-mail DEAR FRUSTRATED PARENT: I don’t know where the kids, friends and these “counselors” that made this absurd statement about the student’s jobs and the parent’s job. Whether you would be obliged to pay something for your children’s education in order for them to qualify for aid is quite another matter -- that’s entirely possible. I don’t see any reason why you shouldn’t claim them on your taxes because the reality is that, in regards to aid, even if you don’t claim them you will be obliged to divulge your incomes, which you haven’t shared with me. Yes, their job is to study and hopefully get good grades, but millions of others before them have received loans and have worked a great deal during their undergraduate studies and after to pay for their education. While a parent may have the resources I would never suggest that they use their retirement funds to relieve that obligation from the kids paying and getting loans. Incidentally, I have been consistent on this matter for more than 25 years. There are all sorts of aid programs out there. There is nothing wrong with student loans, they are the beneficiaries of the education. To have them imply at their age that you ought to be paying, speaks very poorly of them. Send your questions to: Smart Money, P.O. Box 2095, Elfers, FL 34680. E-mail to: bruce@ brucewilliams.com. Questions of general interest will be answered in future columns. Owing to the volume of mail, personal replies cannot be provided.

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TreeTop Studios Children’s Boutique has joined the Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce. Owner/designer Jodi Vaske-Hershey, second from left, was joined by Delphos Safety Service Director Greg Berquist; Chamber Executive Director Jennifer Moenter and Chamber board member Janet Metzger, TreeTop Studios is located at 150 N. Jefferson St. in Delphos. The boutique specialized in children’s clothing/accessories and baby gifts. The business will officially open this weekend from 6-9 p.m. Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

AP survey: Only oil shock can stop economy now
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American economy is now strong enough to withstand Middle East turmoil and the Japanese nuclear crisis. Only a big rise in the price of oil could stop it now. Those are the findings of an Associated Press survey of leading economists, who are increasingly confident in a recovery that is nearly two years old. They expect the economy to grow faster every quarter this year. In part, that’s because the economists think Americans will spend more freely in the coming months. Higher stock prices have made people wealthier. And a cut in the Social Security payroll tax is giving most households an extra $1,000 to $2,000 this year. American exports and corporate spending, which have helped drive the recovery, are also expected to remain strong, according to the quarterly AP Economy Survey. The one factor that could make a second recession a possibility would be a jump in oil prices to $150 a barrel, economists say. Oil trades at about $112 a barrel now. The record high, set in the summer of 2008, is about $147 a barrel. “The economy is regaining some of its lost muscle and now seems to have a much thicker skin than it did six months or a year ago, and that’s helping it handle various negative forces,” said Lynn Reaser, a board member of the National Association for Business Economics. While oil has risen almost $40 a barrel since Labor Day, analysts think it would take something extraordinary to drive the price all the way to a new record — either supply disruptions because of a new front in the Mideast unrest or action by the Federal Reserve that brings down the value of the dollar. Economists think gas prices, now averaging $3.87 a gallon and rising every day, will stabilize by summer and drop to

IRS begins enforcement of new return preparer rules
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is taking steps to stop tax preparers with criminal tax convictions or permanent injunctions from preparing tax returns. This is just one of several recent moves to improve the quality and oversight of the tax preparation industry. More than 700,000 tax preparers nationwide have registered with the IRS and obtained Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs). This ninedigit number must be used by paid tax return preparers on all returns or claims for refund. Paid preparers must renew their PTINs annually to legally prepare tax returns. “We owe it to all taxpayers and the many honest tax return preparers to remove the relatively small number of bad actors from the tax preparation industry,” said Doug Shulman, IRS Commissioner. “Just one unscrupulous tax return preparer can cause a lot of financial damage to both taxpayers and the tax system.” By comparing the new PTINs with a database managed by the IRS’ Office of Professional Responsibility, the IRS was able to identify 19 tax preparers who applied for PTINs and either failed to disclose a criminal tax conviction or have been permanently enjoined from preparing tax returns. A permanent injunction is a court order used by the Department of Justice to stop a preparer who repeatedly prepares erroneous or fraudulent federal tax returns. The IRS has sent letters to all 19 individuals proposing revocation of their PTINs. Preparers facing revocation have 20 days to file a written response and provide supporting documentation as to why their PTIN should not be revoked. With the end of the tax filing season, the IRS also will initiate a review of tax returns that were prepared by a preparer who used an identifying number other than a PTIN, did not use any identifying number, or did not sign tax returns they prepared. The agency will send notices to those preparers who used improper identifying numbers. The IRS is also piloting methods to help identify returns that appear to be professionally prepared but are unsigned by the preparer. “Hundreds of thousands of tax return preparers, the vast majority, play by the rules every filing season. The IRS is committed to ensuring they have a level playing field,” Shulman said. “Compliance with regulations that require the signing of a tax return by a paid preparer and use of the PTIN is central to our enforcement effort.” The IRS is still registering approximately 2,000 preparers a week. Anyone who prepares for compensation all or substantially all of any federal return or claim for refund must register for a PTIN and pay a $64.25 annual fee. The PTIN registration is the first step in a multi-year effort by the IRS to provide

about $3.50 by fall. Rising gas prices are taking up much of what Americans are pocketing from the Social Security tax cut. Still, Americans are spending more on furniture, cars and electronics. Apple Inc.’s earnings, for example, nearly doubled in its most recent quarter, helped by record sales of iPhones and the popular iPad. And businesses are buying more computers and other equipment. Last week, Intel Corp., the world’s biggest semiconductor company, said its quarterly profit rose 29 percent. Corporate demand for PCs and the backroom hardware that powers computer data centers fueled orders for Intel chips. And Honeywell said its quarterly profit jumped 40 percent because of more demand for its industrial products. The AP survey collected the views of 42 private, corporate and academic economists on a range of indicators.

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Father criticized for mother killing kids
By JIM FITZGERALD The Associated Press SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. — Jean Pierre didn’t kill his kids. It was their mother, not their father, who took the three little children with her in a suicide plunge into the Hudson River this month. But Pierre, 26, has come under constant criticism. He’s been vilified for cheating on Lashanda Armstrong, labeled a deadbeat on child support and charged with being a danger to children, all of which his lawyers dispute. Armstrong’s family decried Pierre’s decision to hold a separate funeral and burial for the children, rather than the joint service they’d planned. One relative accused him of rigging the guest list at the funeral and even took exception to the way he mourned his children during the service. Experts say that because Armstrong, 25, of Newburgh died with the children April 12, a human impulse to blame someone has focused on the father. “It’s really good to have someone to blame,” said Dr. Philip R. Muskin, professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University. “Appropriately or not, having someone to blame gives us an answer, and we like answers.” Pierre’s lawyer points out that he had nothing to do with his children’s deaths. “He’s in shock that his children died,“ said the lawyer, Stephen J. Powers. ”He’s not looking to accuse anybody of anything but everybody wants to put the blame on him.” A tendency to blame the victim is not unheard of, said psychologist David Palmiter, public education coordinator for the American Psychological Association “In this case, one of the victims is the living spouse,” Palmiter said. “His children

“He’s in shock that his children died. He’s not looking to accuse anybody of anything but everybody wants to put the blame on him.”
— Stephen J. Powers, lawyer were killed.” However, the experts do not find Pierre blameless. If his relationship with Armstrong had been healthy, they said, she probably would have had one less stress factor. In addition, said Gerald Mallon, a professor at Hunter College’s School of Social Work, “a good partner might have picked out the signs of mental illness.” In the Armstrong case,

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“Obviously, mentally illness was involved,” Mallon said. “That person just clearly is not thinking rationally if ‘Let me just kill everybody’ sounds like a good decision to her. But those decisions don’t come out of nowhere. ... You could certainly make the case for the fact that the father didn’t drive the car into the Hudson but the father was probably deeply involved in the reason she drove the car into the Hudson.” Police said Armstrong was involved in a domestic incident at her apartment just before she drove down a Newburgh boat ramp and into the Hudson with her four children. Killed were Landen Pierre, 5; Lance Pierre, 2; and Lainaina Pierre, who would have turned 1 last week The only survivor was 10-year-old La’Shaun Armstrong, who was not Pierre’s son. He escaped, swam out and was taken to safety by a woman who said

he told her his mother had had a “big, big argument about my stepdad’s cheating on her.” Another lawyer for Pierre, Michael O’Connor, wouldn’t call it cheating. “They were not married,” he said. “They had a longterm relationship that was on and off. That’s the lifestyle they chose.” If Armstrong was unhappy about the lifestyle, that could have been a contributing factor, Palmiter said. “In general, if a person is in a relationship that is painful to them, that is a top stress in a person’s life. Being in a marriage that’s painful tends to be one of the big ones.” Muskin warned that the tragedy shouldn’t be blamed entirely on a straying boyfriend. “Maybe he missed the signs; maybe they didn’t have a great relationship,” he said. “But did he predict that she would kill herself and the children?”

Shrinking funds pull plug on alien search devices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the mountains of Northern California, a field of radio dishes that look like giant dinner plates waited for years for the first call from intelligent life among the stars. But they’re not listening anymore. Cash-strapped governments, it seems, can no longer pay the interstellar phone bill. Astronomers at the SETI Institute said a steep drop in state and federal funds has forced the shutdown of the Allen Telescope Array, a powerful tool in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, an effort scientists refer to as SETI. “There’s plenty of cosmic real estate that looks promising,” Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the institute, said Tuesday. “We’ve lost the instrument that’s best for zeroing in on these better targets.”

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This is of more concern to me from a medical point of view. He may have cardiac abnormalities, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or other more ominous problems. If his wife indicates he is fine, it would likely be in his best interest to make an appointment with another physician for a complete examination, blood work, X-rays, an EKG and anything else the doctor deems appropriate. My guess is that he should also consult a top-notch neurologist, who can get to the bottom of his tremors and get him back on track. You have your hands full. Speak with your son, but keep it short and sweet. You are concerned, you love him, and you want him around for many more years. Ask him to seek medical help as a favor to you (and to him and his wife) to ensure this. Help is out there. He simply has to reach out and help himself. Good luck. Readers who would like information on one form of tremor can order my Health Report “Parkinson’s Disease” by sending a No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order made payable to Newsletter and mailed to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. Be sure to mention the title or print an order form off my website at www.AskDrGottMD.com. Dr. Peter H. Gott is a retired physician and the author of several books, including “Live Longer, Live Better,” “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Diet” and “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Cookbook,” which are available at most bookstores or online. His website is www.AskDrGottMD.com.
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Tomorrow’s Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
Thursday, April 28, 2011 You’re likely to get some excellent chances to advance your ambitious expectations in the next solar cycle. However, don’t think you can stop pushing once you get what you want. You’ll have to work to keep things going. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Someone in a group to which you belong might try to palm off some heavy duties that no one wants to do. Don’t fall for that old bromide about the honor of serving. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A project that looks easy at first glance is likely to require far more fortitude than you’re willing to give. If you have no way of finding out how much effort it will require, be prepared to dump it. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -When it comes to a group endeavor, everything will have to run smoothly in order to accomplish your aims. Discord could quickly put a halt to what you’re trying to do. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- In order not to suffer too big of a loss, be prepared to extricate yourself should a business deal in which you’re involved not live up to expectations. You won’t be sorry if you play it safe. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Someone whom you thought would back you up, should you need it, is likely to do just the opposite. Don’t jump to conclusions and respond in anger -- he or she could have a plausible reason. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Your body has its limitations, so try not to overdo things. If you don’t know when to quit, you’ll be nursing a foggy head or an aching back before you know it. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Think before you speak and be mindful of what comes out of your mouth. A jury of your peers is listening and taking what you say as gossip. You won’t want to be judged a prevaricator. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -A wasteful morning could carry some severe penalties. You might discover too late that neglected tasks need to be done before you can partake in your plans. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Although a plan of attack worked reasonably well once before, your adversaries won’t let you use it again. Don’t get caught off-guard -- have something new planned. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- If you ignore life’s fiscal needs, your extravagant impulses will most assuredly get you in trouble, big time. If you spend wildly and overindulge, you’ll regret it later. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -ustration you experience might stem from being stymied in your goals. Finding peace could take more patience than you’re willing to put out, but it’ll be worth it. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Before taking on a new endeavor, size it up in advance so you can have everything ready that you’ll need to get ‘er done. The entire project could go down the drain if you don’t.
Copyright 2011, United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

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Dear Annie: I have known No big deal. Rather than say “Cathy” since grade school. he couldn’t get to it, he ramWe are now in our 50s. In the bled on about how our son past several years, we have usually does it, the sun was become close again. Last too bright, etc. Our children summer, I set up a luncheon are now beginning to notice. with “Lois,” a mutual friend My husband insists this is of ours. Cathy also brought how normal people act. Our two of her own friends. The teenage daughter commented women seemed nice, and we that “normal people” don’t got together a few times for make excuses, and they dinner and we also took a few take responsibility for their actions. How can I trips as a group, but get him to see the I always felt like a poor example he is third wheel. setting for our kids? I haven’t heard -- Fran in Fresno from Cathy much Dear Fran: lately, so I finally Your husband asked her if someseems to be indulgthing was wrong. ing in a little selfEvidently, her aggrandizement friends aren’t crazy meant to make about me. Lois himself look good informed me that at the expense of I had done some things that made Annie’s Mailbox others. We don’t know who he is them angry. One was that I left the beach early trying to impress, but it obviso I could get ready for din- ously isn’t working. Perhaps ner, and the other was that I if you call it to his attention, didn’t participate in a discus- he will see that he would gain sion. As I get older, I like to far more respect if he held listen more and talk less. I himself accountable. Dear Annie: I read the never thought it would offend anyone. I barely remember letter from “Sober in San these things, but I apologized Diego,” whose husband rants to both ladies for not being and says hurtful things when more in tune with their feel- drunk and then denies it when he’s sober. I’m surprised you ings. My husband and other didn’t suggest that she get a friends were astonished that voice-activated recorder and grown women would be so play his words back when he angry over something so triv- is sober. A friend of mine did ial. I have a lot of friends and this years ago, and it worked. have never had this problem If her husband drinks, at least he shuts up. -- Always before. I haven’t been on a trip Sober Dear Always: Readers with these girls in months and am not sure I want to. have suggested such recordMeanwhile, Lois and Cathy ings in the past, and we think have become very close. I they are a great idea. Several still talk to Cathy, but she also recommended video for seems distant. I am sick over a little extra punch. Annie’s Mailbox is written this. Can you help? -- Sick in by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Scranton Dear Scranton: Please try Sugar, longtime editors of the to understand that this is not Ann Landers column. a reflection on your ability to be a friend. It is simply that you do not fit into this particular group of women. It could be that Cathy’s friends are jealous of your longer relationship and are trying to marginalize you. Or it simply could be that you have different tastes and emotional needs. The best way to retain your friendship with Cathy is to remove yourself from this group. See her on your own. You’ll enjoy it more. Dear Annie: Over the past few years, my husband has developed an odd habit. If asked a simple question, such as, “Would you like another cup of coffee?” he will reply, “If you are so inclined.” I find this rather peculiar, not to mention condescending. The real problem is his need to blame others for his behavior. Last Saturday, he wasn’t able to mow the lawn.

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By HOPE YEN The Associated Press WASHINGTON — For the first time, American women have passed men in gaining advanced college degrees as well as bachelor’s degrees, part of a trend that is helping redefine who goes off to work and who stays home with the kids. Census figures released Tuesday highlight the latest education milestone for women, who began to exceed men in college enrollment in the early 1980s. The findings come amid record shares of women in the workplace and a steady decline in stay-at-home mothers. The educational gains for women are giving them greater access to a wider range of jobs, contributing to a shift of traditional gender roles at home and work. Based on one demographer’s estimate, the number of stay-at-home dads who are the primary caregivers for their children reached nearly 2 million last year, or one in 15 fathers. The official census tally was 154,000, based on a narrower definition that excludes those working part-time or looking for jobs. “The gaps we’re seeing in bachelor’s and advanced degrees mean that women will be better protected against the next recession,” said Mark Perry, an economics professor at the University of Michigan-Flint who is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. “Men now might be the ones more likely to be staying home, doing the more traditional child rearing,” he said. Among adults 25 and older, 10.6 million U.S. women have master’s degrees or higher, compared with 10.5 million men. Measured by shares, about 10.2 percent of women have advanced degrees compared with 10.9 percent of men — a gap steadily narrowing in recent years. Women still trail men in professional subcategories such as business, science and engineering. When it comes to finishing college, roughly 20.1 million women have bachelor’s degrees, compared with nearly 18.7 million men — a gap of more than 1.4 million that has remained steady in recent years. Women first passed men in bachelor’s degrees in 1996. Some researchers, including Perry, have dubbed the current economic slump a “mancession” because of the huge job losses in the male-dominated construction and manufacturing industries, which require less schooling. Measured by pay, women with full-time jobs now make 78.2 percent of what men earn, up from about 64 percent in 2000. Unemployment for men currently stands at 9.3 percent compared with 8.3 percent for women, who now make up half of the U.S. work force. The number of stay-at-home moms, meanwhile, dropped last year for a fourth year in a row to 5 million, or roughly one in four married-couple households. That’s down from nearly half of such households in 1969. By the census’ admittedly outmoded measure, the number of stay-at-home dads has remained largely flat in recent years, making up less than 1 percent of married-couple households. Whatever the exact numbers, Census Bureau researchers have detailed a connection between women’s educational attainment and declines in traditional stay-at-home parenting. For instance, they found that stay-at-home mothers today are more likely to be young, foreign-born Hispanics who lack college degrees than professional women who set aside careers for full-time family life after giving birth. “We’re not saying the census definition of a

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‘stay-at-home’ parent is what reflects families today,“ said Rose Kreider, a family demographer at the Census Bureau. ”We’re simply tracking how many families fit that situation over time.” She said in an interview that the bureau’s definition of a stay-at-home parent is based on a 1950s stereotype of a breadwinnerhomemaker family that wasn’t necessarily predominant then and isn’t now. Beth Latshaw, an assistant professor of sociology at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., notes the figures are based on a narrow definition in which the wife must be in the labor force for the entire year and the husband outside the official labor force for the specifically cited reason of “taking care of home and family.” Her own survey found that many fathers who had primary child-care responsibility at home while working part time or pursuing a degree viewed themselves as stay-at-home fathers. When those factors are included as well as unmarried and single dads, the share of fathers who stay at home to raise children jumps from less than 1 percent to more than 6 percent. Put another way, roughly one of every five stay-at-home parents is a father.

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Gold and Silver Coins Selling for Highest Prices in Over 30 Years Due to Weak Economy and It’s Happening Right Here in Delphos!
By DAVID MORGAN STAFF WRITER ICCA will be placing ads in newspapers, radio and running television spots this week asking people to bring in any old silver and gold coins made before 1965. Those that bring in their coins will be able to speak with collectors one on one and have their coins looked at with an expert set of eyes. With the help of these ICCA members, offers will be made to those that have coins made before 1965. Offers will be made based on silver or gold content and the rarity of the coins. All coins made before 1965 will be examined and purchased including gold coins, silver coins, silver dollars, all types of nickels and pennies. Those that decide to sell their coins will be paid on the spot. If you are like a lot of people you might have a few old coins or even a coffee can full lying around. If you have ever wondered what they are worth now might be your chance to find out and even sell them if you choose. They could be worth a lot according to the International Coin Collectors Association also known as ICCA. Collectors will pay a fortune for some coins and currency for their collections. If it is rare enough, one coin could be worth over $100,000 according to Eric Helms, coin collector and ICCA member. One ultra rare dime, an 1894S Barber sold for a record $1.9 million to a collector in July of 2007. While that is an extreme example, many rare and valuable coins are stashed away in dresser drawers or lock boxes around the country. The ICCA and its collector members have organized a traveling event in search of all types of coins and currency. Even common coins can be worth a significant amount due to the high price of silver and gold. says Helms. Washington quarters and Roosevelt dimes can be worth many times their face value. Recent silver markets have driven the price up on even common coins made of silver. Helms explains that all half dollars, quarters and dimes made before 1965 contain 90% silver and are sought after any time silver prices rise. Right now it’s a sellers market he said. The rarest coins these collectors are looking for include $20, $10, $5 and $2 1/2 gold coins and any coin made before 1850. These coins always bring big premiums according to the ICCA. Silver dollars are also very sought after nowadays. Other types of items the ICCA will be purchasing during this event include U.S. currency, gold bullion, investment gold, silver bars, silver rounds, proof sets, etc. Even foreign coins are sought after and will be purchased. Also at this event anyone can sell their gold jewelry, dental gold or anything made of gold on the spot. Gold is currently trading at over $1,100.00 per ounce near an all time high. Bring anything you think might be gold and the collectors will examine, test and price it for free. If you decide to sell, you will be paid on the spot – it has been an unknown fact that coin dealers have always paid more for jewelry and scrap gold than other jewelers and pawn brokers. So whether you have one coin you think might be valuable or a large collection you recently inherited, you can talk to these collectors for free and if your’re lucky you may have a rarity worth thousands. Either way there is nothing to lose and it sounds like fun! For more information on this event visit the ICCA website at: www.internationalcoincollectors.com

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