50¢ daily BY STACY TAFF email@example.com FORT JENNINGS — More than 400 student council members from around the state congregated at Fort Jennings Local Schools last night for the opening ceremonies of this year’s Ohio Association of Student Councils State Conference. This is the second year Fort Jennings has played host, the first being in 2007. Conference host and Fort Jennings Student Council Advisor Jeff Jostpille said the students run the show. “There are about 60 adults here to advise and help out and then the rest is all pretty much run by the kids — the student council members,” he said. “OASC represents all of the student councils in Ohio and the conference will last for three days. We’re having two keynote speakers, one tonight and one tomorrow morning. The one tomorrow is Sylvia Hutton, who actually wrote the song that this year’s theme, ‘Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained,’ comes from. Tomorrow night, we’re going to have a banquet and a dance and that should be a lot of fun.” While the students are in Fort Jennings, they will stay with host families from the Fort Jennings community. They will also spend Friday and Saturday going through a series of workshops including: leadership, leadership etiquette, meeting skills, project planning, public relations and the REALMS of StuCo. “The OASC offers programming throughout the year with several retreats and then our week-long summer workshops,” Jostpille said. “This group is the most energetic, positive, excited and motivated group of students in Ohio and I can say that
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with certainty. I mean, you can look around and see kids from different schools hugging each other because they remember each other from other events and they’re excited to see each other again. They learn to work as a team and learn to build positive skills like leadership and good citizenship. That’s what this program teaches.” Executive Director of OASC Connie Miley says they learn more than good group skills. “I think these events and this program are so important, now more than ever,” she said. “It really gears toward life skills. They learn not only good communication skills and how to work as Stacy Taff photo a team but also how to have Conference advisor Jeff Jostpille welcomes students from around Ohio to Fort faith in themselves. Kids nowadays get beat up by so Jennings High School. much so it’s great for them ate change.” ence a breeze. received donations but to have something like this. Jostpille says the com“We’ve received tremen- there’s also the housing for Something that helps them to munity of Fort Jennings has dous support from the combelieve in their ability to cre- made organizing the confer- munity,” he said. “We’ve See OASC, page 12
Final Delphos soccer sign-ups this weekend Sign-up forms for the 2011 fall season of Delphos Soccer can be printed on-line at www. Delphosohsoccer.com. Final in-person registrations will be held at McDonalds Saturday (9 a.m. to noon) and Sunday (1-4 p.m.). Any questions, please check the Delphos Soccer web site. Today’s slate Baseball (5 p.m.): Hardin Northern at Jefferson; Versailles at St. John’s (MAC); Ottoville at Spencerville; Bath at Elida (WBL). Softball (5 p.m.): Hardin Northern at Jefferson; Kalida at Lincolnview; Marion Local at Spencerville; Elida at Bath (WBL). Track and Field: St. John’s and Elida at Allen County Invitational (Shawnee), 4:30 p.m. Tennis: Elida at Bath (WBL), 4:30 p.m. Saturday’s schedule Baseball: Elida at Woodmore, 10 a.m.; Van Buren at Columbus Grove (DH), 10 a.m.; St. John’s at Spencerville (cancelled); Ottoville at Lima Temple Christian, noon. Softball: Leipsic at Lincolnview, 10 a.m.; Miller City at Spencerville (DH), noon; Columbus Grove at WaynesfieldGoshen (DH), noon. Track and Field (9 a.m.): Spencerville at New Bremen Invitational; Lincolnview and Columbus Grove at LibertyBenton Invitational.
Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday with highs in the lower 70s. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday night with lows in the mid 50s. See page 2.
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By GREGORY KATZ The Associated Press LONDON — With a smile that lit up TV screens around the world, Kate Middleton married Prince William in a union that promised to revitalize the British monarchy. A million people roared their approval as the royal couple then paraded through London in an open carriage. Even knowing that an immense television audience was turning in to watch, the couple managed, at times, to appear in their own private world today, both at Westminster Abbey and on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. William whispered to Kate, who radiated contentment and joy, as they pledged their lives to one another at the church with the simple words “I will.” After a ceremonial tour around London, they then delivered two — not one — sweet, slightly self-conscious kisses on the balcony, with William blushing deeply at the highly anticipated event. Within moments, a flyby of vintage and modern Royal Air Force planes roared overhead. For much of the world, the wedding was a dramatic introduction to Middleton’s beguiling star power. Despite the pressure, the 29-year-old carried the day with an easy smile, youthful exuberance and a sense of decorum that matched the event. After the ceremony, Middleton curtsied easily before her new grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, comfortably sharing the stage with the woman who has reigned since 1952. For many Britons, it was the first time since the queen’s youth that they have seen such a composed, beautiful royal bride. The sighting of Middleton’s wedding gown — the biggest secret of the day — prompted swoons of admiration as she stepped out of a RollsRoyce with her father at the abbey. Against all odds, the sun broke through steely gray skies at precisely that moment. Her ivory-and-white satin dress — with its plunging neckline, long lacy shoulders and sleeves and a train over 2 meters (yards) long — was designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen. Middleton’s hair was half-up, half-down, decorated with dramatic veil and a tiara on loan from the queen. Her dramatic diamond earrings were a gift from her parents. “It’s a dream,” said Jennie Bond, a leading British monarchy expert and royal wedding consultant for The Associated Press. “It is a beautiful laced soft look, which is extremely elegant. She looked stunning.” The structured dress, which emphasized Middleton’s slim figure, reminded some of the wedding dress worn by a
Trinity United Methodist Women will hold their annual garage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Fellowship Hall at the church at 211 E. Third St. Homemade baked goods will be sold in the kitchen. Garage sale items will include home furnishings, jewelry, personal items, toys, baby items, gardening items and more. Above: Becky Binkley, left, and Louise Sroufe price items for the sale.
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princess from another era, the late Grace Kelly of Monaco. William, second-in-line to the throne after his father, Prince Charles, wore the scarlet tunic of an Irish Guards officer, reinforcing his new image as a dedicated military man. The couple’s first royal wedding present came from the queen: the royal titles of the duke and duchess of Cambridge. A flood of well-wishers — as well as some protesters — packed central London, especially around Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and other landmarks beginning at dawn, despite cool temperatures and the threat of rain. Cheers erupted as huge television screens began broadcasting at Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park. “Will, it’s not too late!” read one sign held aloft by an admirer dressed as a bride. The Metropolitan Police estimated the crowd peaked at one million along the route, with around 500,000 people in and around The Mall trying to catch a glimpse of the couple’s kiss. Maid of honor Pippa Middleton wore a simple column dress and naturally styled hair, while best man Prince Harry was dressed in formal military attire. The flower girls, in cream dresses with full skirts and flowers in their hair, walked down See WEDDING, page 9
DELPHOS — School district voters here will see a .5 percent Traditional Income Tax Levy on the Aug. 2 Special Election ballot. Delphos City Schools Board of Education approved the resolution Thursday evening at a special meeting. The district submitted paperwork to the state to approve an income tax to net the district $840,000 last month. Residents who do not file a State Income Tax form would be exempt. All others would see the tax deducted from their paycheck. If passed, the district will not see full collection on the tax for 18 months. “It this tax passes,” Superintendent Jeff Price said this morning, “it will allow us to continue to maintain the programs we have and to restore some of the more vital programs we have had to cut or make reduction in.” The district has made $711,000 in cuts to the 201112 budget and in the last four years has cut $1.3 million. Since 2006, the district has eliminated 27 full- and parttime positions and 23 supplemental positions. In keeping with the goal of trimming the budget, board members Thursday approved
Kid’s game leader needed for Marbletown Festival
BY NANCY SPENCER email@example.com DELPHOS — Plans for the sixth annual Marbletown Festival set Aug. 6 are well underway. A coordinator for the children’s games from 10-11:30 a.m. is still needed. Youth volunteers from Trinity and St. Paul United Methodist churches assist with the event but an adult is needed to oversee activities. Call Kathy Gengler at 419-692-7649 if interested. The committee learned Thursday Gig Kimmett will again head the corn hole tournament and is considering expanding the event as he had a standby list for teams last year. Mike Stienke will have a
forming two multiple-disabilities units in the district — one at Franklin Elementary and one at Jefferson High School. The school currently contracts these services for 13 students through the Allen County Education Service Center at $141 per day/ per student. The price tag for the current year will be $374,000. “For the number of students we have now, it makes more sense for us to take those costs on as a district so we can better manage them,” Price said. “With the creation of these units, we estimate the savings to the district at approximately $100,000.” There are six students at Franklin and seven students at the high school under the instruction of Donna German and Heather Brickner. The pair will have the option at the end of this school year to stay with the ACESC or to apply for the newlycreated positions at the city schools. Services for physical and occupational therapy, speech and hearing and supervisory services like transition-towork will still be contracted through the ACESC. In other business, the board accepted the resignation of Jeff Rex as head wrestling coach. Rex has held the position for the past 10 years.
booth during the 5K and in the late morning and afternoon offering energy drinks and smoothies. A parade marshal will be secured for this year’s festivities. The name has not been released. Rick Boop will provide adult games from 9-10 a.m. and after 3 p.m. Games could include sack races, a toilet seat toss or perhaps a threelegged race. Chucky Shirey has been chosen to update the web site. Information should be available soon at marbletownfestival.com. This year’s commemorative item will be shot glasses. The design is still under consideration. The next meeting will begin at 7 p.m. May 17 at Delphos Wesleyan Church.
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Dugard ‘relieved’ by kidnappers’ guilty pleas
By Don tHoMPson the Associated Press PLACERVILLE, Calif. — A convicted sex offender and his wife are likely to spend the rest of their lives in prison after pleading guilty to kidnapping and raping a California girl who gave birth to two daughters while being held for 18 years in the couple’s backyard. Phillip and Nancy Garrido admitted abducting Jaycee Dugard in 1991 and holding her captive in a hidden compound of tents and sheds under a hastily negotiated deal with prosecutors that was motivated, in part, by a mutual desire to keep the now-grown victim and her children from having to testify at a trial. “I’m relieved that Phillip and Nancy Garrido have finally acknowledged their guilt and confessed to their crimes against me and my family,” Dugard said in a statement released by her spokeswoman, Nancy Seltzer. Phillip Garrido, 60, faces a maximum sentence of 431 years to life in prison after entering guilty pleas to 14 kidnapping and sexual assault charges, including six counts of rape and seven counts of committing lewd acts captured on video. His wife, Nancy Garrido, 55, who originally faced the same charges as her husband and a sentence of 181 years to life, pleaded guilty to one count of kidnapping and one count of rape. She faces a maximum sentence of 36 years to life. Both defendants waived their right to appeal and were scheduled to be sentenced on June 2. Each is technically eligible for parole, but the lengths of their respective sentences makes it doubtful they will ever go free, lawyers on both sides of the case said. “That’s the best I could get and that’s what she’s willing to do. She’s willing, probably, to do anything to avoid actually having the kids have to testify,“ Nancy Garrido’s defense lawyer Stephen Tapson said. ”Unfortunately, it’s going to probably be in a casket” when she leaves prison. El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson credited the 30-year-old Dugard’s willingness to relive her harrowing experience in court if necessary with giving his office the pressure he needed to produce the pleas. “She was ready, willing and able, if called, to testify,” Pierson said. “But I think there’s also, as a mother, the practical reality of it, should her children be called and drug into all of this, was something that I don’t think any mother in her right mind would want to see happen.” Plea discussions in the case had been under way since January, but a possible deal broke down and the Garridos pleaded not guilty earlier this month after pros-
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BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) — Family and friends of a Maine woman whose body was pulled from a New Hampshire pond days after her abandoned car was found nearby with her toddler sleeping inside it held a candlelight memorial for her Thursday night. More than 500 people turned up to remember 20-year-old Portland resident Krista Dittmeyer, whose body was recovered by divers a day earlier near the Cranmore Mountain ski area in Conway, N.H. The gathering was at an elementary school 25 miles from Conway in Bridgton, where Dittmeyer grew up. Dittmeyer’s mother, sister and 14-month-old daughter attended. Sister Kayla Dittmeyer called the victim “the best sister and the best mother ever.” She said her sister would have been proud to see how many people turned out to celebrate her life and mourn her death. New Hampshire authorities said it could take six to eight weeks before they receive toxicology report results to help determine what killed her. They said an autopsy failed to conclusively establish the cause of death. “The case remains active and ongoing,” said Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young at a brief news conference. Dittmeyer’s body was recovered Wednesday from a pond several hundred yards from the spot where her car was left with its engine running and its hazard lights blinking in Conway, a town of 10,000 people. Young said Dittmeyer’s death has not been declared a homicide. “We are continuing to investigate it as a suspicious criminal case,” she said. Young declined to comment on the possible relevance of a Conway police log entry indicating two men who said they were friends of Dittmeyer’s discovered a flip-flop she might have been wearing while searching on their own. The police log entry was made minutes before midnight Tuesday. One of the men had the same last name as the father of Dittmeyer’s daughter; the father is serving 18 months in prison in Maine for drug charges. Meanwhile, Dittmeyer’s relatives released a statement saying they were devastated. Her mother, LaNell Shackley, is caring for the toddler at her Bridgton home. Shackley said she last spoke with her daughter the night of April 22 and was supposed to see her on Easter. The daughter’s car was discovered early Saturday. Dittmeyer was working as a waitress at a South Portland restaurant at the time of her disappearance. She was living in an apartment in Portland.
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her corpse was found Tuesday in John Clauer’s apartment in Santa Cruz. Police were led to the home after neighbors complained about an unusual odor. Clark said Stearns and Clauer had a romantic relationship. Neighbors told police they often heard Clauer and Stearns arguing, and that the two were often drunk. Clark said neighbors indicated the two fought around the first week of April, and Stearns “hadn’t been seen since that.” Clauer has not been charged in Stearns’ death. He was being held on a nobail parole hold based on a
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ecutors refused to drop any of the charges against Nancy Garrido. The negotiations resumed this week when the district attorney offered Nancy Garrido a maximum sentence of 11 years for kidnapping and 25 years to life for rape, according to Deputy Public Defender Susan Gellman, who represents Phillip Garrido. “It really was a numbers game, so when there even is a theoretical possibility of Nancy someday being released, that is appealing” to her husband, Gellman said. Phillip Garrido also was eager to spare Dugard and their daughters from having to testify and wanted to accept responsibility for his crimes “to let the world know he changed his behavior,” Gellman said, noting the indictment states that none of the rapes were committed after 1997. “While nobody wants to hear that part of his message, and it’s understandable given the enormity of the charges, that’s why he did not want to go to trial in this case,” she said. Gellman said the deal was finalized Wednesday. Authorities said Dugard was grabbed by Nancy Garrido off her family’s South Lake Tahoe street and forced into a car driven by Phillip Garrido on June 10, 1991, as her stepfather watched her walk to the school bus stop.
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Terrorist attack hits cafe in Morocco, 14 dead
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — A massive terrorist bombing tore through a tourist cafe in the bustling heart of Marrakech’s old quarter, killing at least 11 foreigners and three Moroccans in the country’s deadliest attack in eight years. At least 23 people were wounded in the Thursday blast a few minutes before noon in Djemma el-Fna square, one of the top attractions in a country that depends heavily on tourism, Moroccan Interior Minister Taib Chergaoui said. Government spokesman Khalid Naciri told the AP it was too soon to lay blame for what he called a terrorist attack but he noted that Morocco regularly dismantles
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By ANN SANNER and JULIE CARR SMYTH The Associated Press COLUMBUS — Republicans who lead the Ohio House on Thursday unveiled a host of changes to Gov. John Kasich’s budget proposal that they hope will attract residents young and old, and reduce the impact of painful cuts on their local communities and schools. Graduates of Ohio high schools who left the state up to a decade ago could get in-state tuition rates at universities here. The plan also expands state College Opportunity grants to for-profit institutions and keeps in place the Republican governor’s proposed 3.5 percent tuition-increase cap for public colleges and universities. For the elderly, $15 million more is invested over the two-year budget cycle in the PASSPORT program, an inhome care option for seniors. The House also proposes elimination of Ohio’s estate tax by 2013. House Finance Chairman Ron Amstutz, a Wooster Republican, said lawmakers looked through every area of state government to try to tackle the estimated $8 billion budget shortfall the state faces. “Tax increases would have been a quick answer without a real solution, hurting middleclass and lower-income families the most,” he said. In their proposal, House Republicans added $80 million to the school foundation formula, providing particular help to suburban districts that took hits under Kasich’s plan. The new calculations mean no district will see a cut of more than 20 percent, the House estimated. Amstutz has scheduled three days of public testimony on the proposed changes. The hearings start today. He said more revisions could be made before a likely committee vote on Tuesday. He’s aiming for a full House vote May 5. The plan would then go to the GOPcontrolled Senate. Kasich praised the budget revisions. He indicated in a written statement that he began working with House Speaker William Batchelder and Republicans in the Senate even before he was elected. “There will, of course, be different ideas on which route to take, but we share the same destination — fiscal stability without a tax increase,” Kasich said. House Democratic Leader Armond Budish, of Beachwood, criticized the changes as delivering more tax breaks to the wealthy and doing little for average Ohio residents. He said the funding increases to schools are minor. “Instead of improving Ohio’s schools and giving our children a better opportunity to succeed, the best the House Republicans could do is to limit Gov. Kasich’s massive funding cuts to schools by 20 percent,” he said in a statement. For local governments, among the hardest hit in Kasich’s plan, the House proposes creating a new mechanism to reduce costs and encourage shared services. It diverts $50 million a year from the commercial activity tax paid by businesses to a special fund for local governments that collaborate. Some money could go to fiscal emergency situations. Amstutz acknowledged that that money doesn’t make up for the cuts local governments will see in the budget already. Local governments are in line for a 33 percent cut in general revenue — from $1.3 billion to $865 million — under Kasich’s plan. That remains unchanged in the Republicans’ proposal. “We aren’t representing or suggesting that the funding that we’re offering in this innovation fund is commensurate with the losses being experienced,” Amstutz said. “We are dealing with reality here.” Despite the new money, however, elimination of the estate tax remained a concern. Opponents of the estate tax say it drives wealthy people out of the state because they want to avoid sticking their heirs with the bill. Local governments strongly object to getting rid of it because the bulk of the tax money — 80 percent — goes to them. They got $230.8 million from the tax last year, which helped them pay down debt and fund road repairs and other services. Ohio taxes estates worth more than $338,333 before distribution to heirs or other beneficiaries. If the estate is transferred to a spouse, no tax is due. But other relatives could expect to pay it. The House budget largely retains policy initiatives Kasich proposed, including the overhaul of Medicaid programs. It removed two big-ticket items from the budget for consideration as separate bills: criminal sentencing changes aimed at reducing the number of nonviolent offenders on short prison stays and a proposal to shift 2 percent of pension contributions from employers to employees. “There’s lots of different ways to get policy done and
COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio motorists are being stung by gas prices now back at record levels, largely from surging oil prices. Friday’s daily survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express put the statewide average price for regular-grade gasoline at $4.05 a gallon, matching the state’s alltime high set on July 3, 2008. AAA Ohio Auto Club spokeswoman Kimberly Schwind says fuel prices keep climbing because of unrest in the Middle East and northern Africa, which has raised concerns about oil supplies. The price of crude has risen 33 percent in two months. Schwind says Ohio gas prices tend to reach their yearly peak in mid-May, on the brink of the summer driving season. But she says the market has been more unpredictable than usual this year.
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SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Authorities have said they will release information concluding the investigation into the death of an Ohio deputy killed in a shootout on New Year’s Day. Forty-year-old Deputy Suzanne Hopper was shot at a trailer park near Springfield in western Ohio while investigating a report of gunfire. The suspect was killed inside a mobile home during a gunbattle with police. Another officer was wounded. The investigation was presented to a Clark County grand jury on Thursday. Officials from the Clark County prosecutor’s office, the sheriff’s office and the Ohio Bureau of Investigation & Identification plan to hold a news conference this morning in Springfield.
one of them is separate bills,” Amstutz said. The House plan strips Kasich’s idea for requiring university faculty to teach an extra class every other year. On the question of privatization, the House took a blended approach. It added a sixth institution to Kasich’s list of state prisons to be sold or leased: Scioto County Juvenile Detention Center, which was slated for closure this fall. At the same time, House members imposed some legislative oversight on the governor’s ability to sell off state assets, requiring authorization from the Legislature for how sale proceeds are spent. In an even deeper blow for the office that represents the rights of utility ratepayers, the Office of Consumers’ Council would lose its consumer call center under the House plan. The OCC’s helpline operation would be merged with that of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio under the plan, and the OCC’s contact information would be stripped from Ohio residents’ utility bills. Kasich’s budget had cut the office’s budget in half, limiting the number of lawsuits it can bring against utility companies on behalf of residential customers.
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MASON (AP) — Kings Island’s new thrill ride won’t be ready when the Cincinnati area amusement park opens its season on Saturday. Park spokesman Don Helbig tells various media organizations final testing of the WindSeeker has been held up by this month’s record rainfall and high winds. The WindSeeker will spin riders more than 300 feet off the ground at speeds up to 30 mph. Helbig can’t say when the ride will open. He says the park needs a string of good days to operate it repeatedly so it can be approved to go.
DRESDEN (AP) — Farm fields flooded by rain and river waters have delayed eastern Ohio farmers in their planting of corn and other crops during one of the wettest springs in recent years. Carp are even swimming in Charlie Spiker’s fields near the Muskingum River, the Zanesville Times Recorder reported Thursday. Nearly half of the Dresden farmer’s 140 acres next to the river are under water. “That’s higher than normal,” Spiker said. “It’ll be a while before we get down to the fields.“ Spiker usually plants about 1,000 acres with corn and soy-
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beans, but now it depends on the ground, he said. Corn and soybeans are the staple spring and summer crops planted throughout the area and are usually in the ground by now. “Typically in Ohio, 15 percent of the corn crop is planted by now, but statistics show only 1 percent has been planted,” said Mark Mechling, an Ohio State University Extension Office educator in Muskingum County. “We’re way behind in corn planting this year. It could be a week or more before farmers can get to their fields, Mechling said.
Vantage Social Studies teacher Tony Unverferth (left) joins students Greg Rue, Becca Baker, Beth Smith, and Jacob Putoff in front of the Ohio Statehouse prior to the ACTE Legislative Luncheon. On April 13, four of from Ottoville, and Beth development. This spotlight Vantage Career Center Girls Smith a Health Technology provides legislators with a and Boys State delegates junior from Wayne Trace, reminder of the many opportraveled to Columbus with toured the Ohio Statehouse tunities that career technical Tony Unverferth and MaryJo and gained a better under- education affords their conWilhelm, to attend the standing of the legislative pro- stituents and Ohio’s future Association for Career and cess prior to the luncheon. workforce. Technical Education (ACTE) This annual event, which The Vantage 35th Legislative Luncheon at is completely run by career Anniversary Open House and the Columbus Renaissance technical students from across Ground-breaking Ceremony Hotel. the state, was held to provide for the Renovation and The students, Becca Baker Ohio’s legislators and career Expansion project will be here a Health Technology junior technical students the oppor- soon! This special event will from Parkway, Jacob Putoff a tunity to interact and commu- be held from 1-3 p.m. May Network Systems junior also nicate the role of career tech 15. The Ground-breaking from Parkway, Greg Rue a education and its importance Ceremony will begin at 1:30 Precision Machining junior to Ohio’s future economic p.m.
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Farmer Brent Iden, of Gratiot, says corn prices that are already high will increase if not as much is planted this year. “I’ve seen wet seasons, but not like this,” Iden said. He says he hasn’t experienced as much flooding as others and plans to plant the usual acreage of corn, soybeans and hay after his fields dry. Another Dresden farmer, Dave Schweitzer, normally plants 1,000 acres each of corn and soybeans. “This year I can’t do a thing,” Schweitzer said. “The Muskingum River is so high, and it’s way too wet.“
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“An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t.” — Anatole France, French author and critic (1844-1924)
Obama assembles all-star cast to talk immigration
By JIM KUHNHENN The Associated Press WASHINGTON — His immigration overhaul stalled, President Barack Obama is enlisting an array of voices, including Latino entertainment and media stars, to help jump-start legislation and reassure crucial but restless Hispanic voters that he has not abandoned his campaign pledge to change the law. Obama’s political advisers see tremendous potential in a growing Latino electorate. But Obama, who won 67 percent of the Latino vote in 2008, faces a disenchanted Latino community, angry over a rise in deportations and an impasse on revamping immigration laws, and fearful of tough state immigration laws such as Arizona’s. On Thursday, the president invited a dozen influential Spanish-language television anchors and radio personalities as well as comely Latino actresses who have been active in Hispanic causes. Among the highprofile Latinos was Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, who in 2006 helped mobilize hundreds of thousands of protesters Los Angeles and across the nation against enforcementonly immigration proposals. Others at the White House were actresses Eva Longoria and America Ferrera and television figures Don Francisco KIMBERLY DOZIER and ADAM GOLDMAN The Associated Press of Univision and Jose DiazBalart of Telemundo. Obama wants to overhaul the nation’s immigration system to provide a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants. That’s not likely to go anywhere anytime soon on Capitol Hill with Republicans controlling the House. Participants said Obama stressed his determination to change immigration laws. But they said that when pressed to do something about the record 393,000 illegal immigrants forced to leave the country last year, Obama indicated that without congressional action his hands were tied. “The president and his administration told us that there are certain things that he cannot and will not do unilaterally,” Diaz-Balart said. Added Longoria: “We like to blame Obama for the inaction, but he can’t just disobey the law that’s written.” Also attending along with Francisco were Barbara Bermudo, Lily Estefan, Vanessa Hauc and Marma Elena Salinas, all hosts or anchors of Univision or Telemundo, the primary Spanish channels in the United States. The session comes just a week after Obama invited about 70 elected officials and religious, law enforcement, business, labor, and civil rights figures to help build support for a long-stalled overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws. The flurry of immigration activity at the White House illustrates both the desire by Obama and his advisers to show engagement on the issue and to halt any potential slide in Hispanic support. Obama political advisers believe Latino voters could reconfigure the political landscape, shoring up support in swing states such as Colorado, Nevada, Virginia and North Carolina and providing a stronger foothold in states that John McCain won in 2008 but that have grown more Hispanic in recent years, such as Arizona, Georgia and Texas. “We’ve got a lot more work to do to fix an immigration system that’s broken,” Obama told donors in New York City Wednesday evening. To emphasize his point, a group of demonstrators on the motorcade route held handmade signs and chanted: “Obama. Escucha. Estamos en la lucha“ — ”Obama. Listen. We are in the struggle.“ At the same time, Republicans have shown some success electing Latinos to high profile offices, including Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. But Republican pollsters concede that their party is still perceived as anti-immigrant, a perception that hurts them at the ballot box.
One Year Ago • SFC Scott Fetzer spent time with Jefferson sixth-grade students discussing his time in the Army. Fetzer has served for 22 years, two of which were in Iraq. He talked about the different countries that he experienced and also about his tour of Iraq. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • The 40th annual session of the American Legion Auxiliary’s Buckeye Girls State will be held June 14-21 at Ashland College, Ashland. Juniors at Jefferson Senior High School, Mindy Best and Kara Macwhinney, and St. John’s juniors Aimee Klima and Mary Vonderwell, would be among the 1,325 young women from the state to participate in this government workshop designed to teach the responsibilities of citizenship. • The team of Jay Kundert, Les Hockenberry, Luke Kill and Dan Metcalf won the men’s ABCD scramble with a 61 in the Delphos Country Club Tournament. Winners of the women’s ABC scramble were Lois Grone, Nancy Will and Denise Hemker with a 41. • Jefferson boys track placed fourth in the Defiance Palmer Relays. The Wildcat girls were fifth. The 800-meter relay team of Andy Mox, Tony Closson, Alan Syphrit and Jay Dewitt placed first in 1:33.1. For the girls Amy Stemen 4-8 and Margie Miller 4-8 combined to win the high jump with a 9-4 total. 50 Years Ago — 1961 • Ginny’s Beauty Shop in Delphos will open a branch shop in Ottoville on May 1, it was announced by Mrs. Thomas T. Byrne, owner. The branch shop will be located in Mark’s Electric Shop and be called Dianna’s Beauty Shop. Mrs. Byrne will be at the new shop two days a week and there will be three other operators, Darlene Grothaus, Jo Ann Baumgartner and Pat Hoersten. • St. John’s High School students set their annual May Crowning on the recreation area grounds May 2, weather permitting. Thomas Fortener and Theresa Askins would place the crown on the statute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Daniel Rupert, Gregory Gerschutz, Virginia Osting and Constance Remlinger were to be the coronation attendants. Mary Kay Wurst was to be crown bearer. • A Delphos man, Anton Van Autreve, received work April 27 that two high ranks of the Belgium army had been conferred upon him, one – the rank of Officer of the Knighthood of Leopold II and two – the rank of Knight of the Order of Leopold. The honors conferred were made for Van Autreve’s services rendered during World War I. The two honors bring a total of 11 medals received by Van Autreve for acts on the battle fields in Belgium and France. 75 Years Ago — 1936 • The stage was set and ready for the first curtain for the presentation of “New Fires,” by St. John’s Senior class. The following senior students served as ushers: Eugene Friemoth, Walter Bockey, Adeline Hellman, Mary Walterick, Gerald Schmelser and Waldo Huysman. • A bake sale was to be conducted by the St. Elizabeth’s Benevolent Society at the office of the gas company Saturday of this week. They already received advanced orders for cakes, cookies, doughnuts, baked beans, and potato salad. They were asking for donations of these and of pies, chickens and other goods to eat. • Plans for the construction of a proposed out-of-doors rifle range were considered at a meeting of the rifle range committee of the Delphos Recreation Association. Arrangements were considered to secure use for this purpose of a portion of the city farm on which the sewage disposal plant is located. This would adjoin the new Delphos Community Athletic field.
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NRC chief questions blackout plans for US plants
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top nuclear regulator cast doubt Thursday on whether reactors in the U.S. are prepared for the type of days-long power outage that struck a nuclear power plant in Japan. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has only required plants in this country to cope without power for four to eight hours. After that time, it assumes some electrical power will be restored. NRC chairman Gregory Jaczko on Thursday questioned whether four to eight hours is enough time, even though it’s unlikely a nuclear power plant would lose power from both the grid and emergency diesel generators as the Japan plant did. Requirements put in place after the September 11 terrorist attacks could lengthen plants’ ability to withstand a blackout. “Four hours doesn’t seem to be a reasonable time to restore offsite power if you lost the diesels immediately,” Jaczko said at a commission meeting at the NRC’s Rockville, Md., headquarters. “In the event there is a station blackout that is externally driven, I’m not convinced that in that situation four hours” is enough time to restore offsite power. An Associated Press investigation last month examined the risk to the nation’s 104 nuclear reactors to a complete loss of electrical power. In the U.S., such a “station blackout” has only happened once, at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in eastern Georgia in 1990. There, power was restored in 55 minutes. The Japan disaster showed that it could be days before the electricity needed to pump water and keep the radioactive core from melting can be turned back on. In Japan’s case, the plant operator found other ways to cool the cores without onsite or offsite power. Of the 104 nuclear reactors in the U.S., 87 can cope for four hours in a blackout. Another 14 can cope for eight hours, and three can last for 16 hours. By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR The Associated Press
CIA’s new boss once a customer of its spy efforts
WASHINGTON — When he leaves the Afghan battlefield for the CIA’s headquarters in Langley, Va., Gen. David Petraeus will have an opportunity to put his imprint on the spy agency, possibly shaking up the way it does business. Petraeus already has a deep understanding of what he perceives to be the agency’s weaknesses and strengths, as a commander who has drawn on CIA information to fight the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a military man who values discipline and honesty, he has a reputation of holding people accountable who serve under his command. Intelligence experts are watching closely to see how Petraeus will tackle his new job at the CIA, an organization that has not welcomed outsiders who think they know best. Petraeus will need every ounce of his considerable political talent to bring about change without causing an agency revolt, like the one against former CIA Director Porter Goss. When Goss tried to make significant but controversial changes, his staff quietly ignored or slowwalked his orders. If Petraeus tries to change too much too fast, longtime CIA employees may wait him out. But Petraeus, the most famous general of his generation, might just have the clout to improve the CIA, making it a more effective and efficient spy agency and one where accountability doesn’t roll downhill. The four-star general with two wars under his belt has ended the careers of senior commanders for civilian casualties he believes could have been avoided, or simply dismissed those on his staff who weren’t pulling their weight. The current CIA director, Leon Panetta, is generally credited with improving morale inside the agency. But Panetta also was heavily criticized for not disciplining CIA officers after a suicide bombing in Afghanistan that killed seven agency employees and wounded six. Petraeus can also be forgiving. He came up with unique punishments for troops who didn’t measure up, recalls Paula Broadwell, an author and West Point graduate who has spent time with the general since 2008, working on his biography. She recalled a fellow cadet who was kicked out of West Point and demoted to enlisted ranks for an honor violation. His then-commander, Petraeus, sent him to U.S. Army Ranger school, a physically demanding six-month test of body and will. When the soldier passed the course,
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elderly people on welfare, before we had Social Security and Medicare for seniors, and I’m afraid it will lead right back to that situation,” added Dotson, from the village of Cleveland in rural southwest Virginia. Another nagging worry for seniors may have more to do with self-interest: If Congress can make such a major change to Medicare for future retirees, what’s to stop lawmakers from coming back and applying it to everyone currently on the program? The budget passed earlier this month by House Republicans would replace Medicare with a government payment to buy private insurance, for people hitting age 65 in 2022 or later. Hailed as bold and visionary by some in Washington, the proposal is stirring opposition around the country, polls show. No group has been more negative than seniors, although GOP lawmakers carefully exempted anyone now 55 or older. The plan’s author, House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., says he thinks the main problem is that President Barack Obama and his allies have distorted the details to scare older people. It’s actually going to take something like what he’s proposing to save Medicare for future generations, Ryan maintains. “Seniors, as soon as they realize this doesn’t affect them, they are not so opposed,” Ryan said in an interview. “I really don’t run into that much opposition. I run into some confusion. As soon as people understand what we are talking about, that clears the air.” A study by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that future retirees would pay much more under Ryan’s plan than if they went into traditional Medicare. By 2030, a typical 65-year-old would be paying two-thirds of his or her health costs. But Ryan says the comparison isn’t valid because Medicare is financially unsustainable in the long run. Another part of the GOP
Petraeus wrote a letter of support to return him to West Point, to set an example that redemption is possible, Broadwell said. Beyond demanding more accountability, Petraeus is expected to push the highly secretive and turf-conscious CIA to mount more operations and better share information with other parts of the intelligence community. Military intelligence officials who have worked in Afghanistan have complained that the CIA keeps to itself information gleaned from its sources, forcing the military to create duplicate human intelligence networks both to track militants and protect its own bases. Petraeus will look to fix this problem and beef up the CIA’s human intelligence operations, pushing officers to look beyond al-Qaida, intelligence experts said. Former CIA officer Bruce Riedel said Petraeus was upset to find the CIA had failed to focus on the Afghan Taliban when he arrived to take over the campaign from now-retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal. In its hunt for Osama bin Laden and deputy Ayman alZawahiri, Riedel said Petraeus has noted that the CIA didn’t put enough work into understanding the Taliban or tribal networks that he said he needed to fight a counterinsurgency campaign. budget would affect today’s retirees. It calls for repeal of Obama’s health care law, and that would eliminate new help for seniors with high prescription costs. It’s too early to tell how seniors’ views will settle out. The House budget could go down as a political blunder that costs Republicans the support of seniors in the 2012 elections. Or, since the budget has no chance of passing the Democratic-controlled Senate, it could be a wash. It’s already changed the political dynamic, said Robert Blendon, a Harvard professor who tracks public opinion on health care. Last year, nearly three out of five people 60 and older voted Republican, reflecting concern over Medicare cuts to finance Obama’s health care overhaul. Now Republicans are on the defensive. “It’s a way of Democrats taking the health care issue back to their side,” Blendon said. Seniors’ skepticism cuts across party lines, a problem for Republicans.
WASHINGTON — The Republican plan to privatize Medicare wouldn’t touch his benefits, but Walter Dotson still doesn’t like the idea. He worries about the consequences long after he’s gone, for the grandson he is raising. “I’d certainly hate to see him without the benefits that I’ve got,” said Dotson, 72, steering a high school sophomore toward adulthood. The loudest objections to the GOP Medicare plan are coming from seniors, who swung to Republicans in last year’s congressional elections, and many have been complaining at town-hall meetings with their representatives during the current congressional recess. Some experts say GOP policymakers may have overlooked a defining trait among older people: concern for the welfare of the next generations. “I remember the days when we had poor farms and
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The Putnam County 3747. District Library in Ottawa has announced the following Rubber Stamping Class upcoming events: The Putnam County Kids Movie Night at the District Library Ottawa and Library Leipsic locations will offer The Putnam County a rubber stamp card making District Library in Ottawa class with Paulette Smith. Presbyterian Church will show a movie at 6 p.m. The class will be at the on Monday. Leipsic library at 1:30 p.m. Due to licensing, the movie on May 18 and in Ottawa at title cannot be posted outside 6 p.m. on May 26. the library. Hint: Story of two Registration is required and bears in a national park. there is a $5 fee. Participants All are welcome to see this will make 2 or 3 projects. TODAY free movie. For any questions call the 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift This program is sponsored Ottawa library at 419-523Store is open for shopping. by The Friends of the Putnam 3747 or Leipsic library at County District Library. 419-943-2604. SATURDAY For any questions call the Visit mypcdl.org for more 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Ottawa Library at 419-523- programs. Thrift Store, North Main Street. AMPUS OTES St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. Bradley Turnwald of Fort Jennifer Grothause of 12:15 p.m. — Testing of Columbus, daughter of Mike Jennings was named to the warning sirens by Delphos and Pat Grothause, received fall 2010 semester Dean’s Fire and Rescue an OCCL student loan for the List at Ohio Wesleyan 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal continuation of her education University. Commission Museum, 241 N. at Columbus State Community To qualify, students must Main St., is open. College in the field of Nursing. achieve a 3.5 GPA or better on 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. She is a 1999 graduate of Fort a 4.0 scale. John’s Little Theatre. Jennings High School and a Turnwald is a graduate of graduate of The Ohio State Ottoville High School. SUNDAY University. 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open.
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All breast cancer survivors are invited to “The Power of the Promise,” a breakfast co-sponsored by St. Rita’s Women’s Wellness Center and the Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The event is planned for 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita’s Auxiliary Conference Center, 718 W. Market St., Lima. RSVP by calling 1-877604-2873. Space is limited. Doors open at 9 a.m.
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By BRETT MARTEL The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Andrew Bynum used his massive frame to own the lane, Kobe Bryant made timely shots that silenced a hostile crowd and the Los Angeles Lakers started to look a lot more like a team trying to win a third straight NBA title. Bryant scored 22 of his 24 points in the first three quarters, then let teammates take over in a dominant 98-80 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Thursday night that wrapped up a first-round playoff series triumph for Los Angeles in six games. The performance left coach Phil Jackson saying his current squad has the “potential to be as good as any team I’ve coached with the Lakers.” He might have sounded silly saying that after Game 4, when Chris Paul’s triple-double helped the Hornets tie the series at two but it’s not like championship Lakers teams have never started slow before. They split their first four playoff games with Oklahoma City last season before winning that series 4-2 and moving on to eventually win the franchise’s 16th NBA title. This time, they turned in convincing double-digit wins in the last two games, winning by 16 Tuesday and leading by as much as 21 in the fourth of the series clincher. “We’re good at making adjustments and learning,” Bryant said. “So the more a series goes on, the more we learn. That comes from our coaching staff. That comes from us and the amount of experience we have, being able to pick teams apart the later we go in a series.” The Lakers move on to the second round, facing the Dallas Mavericks, who eliminated Portland in six games. Game 1 is Monday at Staples Center. The 7-foot, 285-pound Bynum had 18 points and 12 rebounds, drawing groans from the New Orleans crowd with each of his eight offensive rebounds. His ability to clean up teammates’ misses and extend possessions helped Los Angeles gain a lopsided 21-4 advantage in secondchance points. “Every time he got an offensive rebound, it was deflating,” Hornets coach Monty Williams said. “You don’t really realize how good he is until you face him in a series. Kobe’s Kobe but I thought Bynum decided the series. He was that good.” Pau Gasol chipped in 16 points and Lamar Odom 14 for the Lakers, whose overpowering fourth quarter provided an anticlimactic ending to what had initially been a more exciting series than many expected — particularly with the Hornets having lost leading scorer David West to a seasonending injury in late March. Paul, who helped the Hornets split the first four games with two sensational performances, wasn’t able to deliver a third victory. He had only seven points before hitting a 3-pointer with 4:02 to go and finished with 10 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds. As they did in Game 5, the Lakers again controlled the paint, outrebounding New Orleans 43-30, including 14 offensive rebounds. The Lakers led by double digits throughout the fourth quarter and Williams finally conceded the game with about a minute to go when he removed the starters, who received an appreciative standing ovation from the sellout crowd in New Orleans Arena. Carl Landry had 19 points for the Hornets, who have not won a playoff series since the first round in 2008 but who did better than expected this season after Williams took his first head coaching job last summer with a team that had missed the playoffs last season. After falling behind by as many as 12 points in the middle of the third quarter, New Orleans was as close as 54-48 when Jason Smith hit a jumper. But Bryant and Gasol each hit a pair of free throws to get Los Angeles’ lead back to 10; each time the Hornets tried to claw back after that, the Lakers had an answer. When Willie Green hit a 3 to make it 60-53, Bryant came right back with a 3 of his own and put his finger to his lips as the crowd quieted again. Then late in the quarter, Paul lost the ball under his own basket when he bumped into Ron Artest and tumbled over the baseline, hoping to draw a foul. Instead, Artest put in an easy layup and flexed both biceps while the crowd booed the officials in frustration. The boos continued when Smith fouled Bryant hard on a drive and was called for a flagrant foul. After conspicuously applauding the call, to the annoyance of Hornets’ fans, Bryant made both free throws, giving the Lakers a 69-57 lead heading into the final quarter. The Hornets needed a strong start to the fourth quarter and it appeared they might make one more run when Paul promptly found Smith for an open jumper to make it 69-59. Yet the Lakers again denied the Hornets any momentum as Odom responded with a 3 and Bynum scored inside on a possession kept alive by an offensive rebound. That ignited a 9-0 run that made it 78-59 with 8:28 left. The game was never in doubt after that. Mavericks 103, Trail Blazers 96 PORTLAND, Ore. — Dirk Nowitzki had 33 points and 11 rebounds and Dallas withstood a furious Portland comeback to take the first-round playoff series in six games. Jason Terry finished with 22 points as the Mavericks snapped the homecourt advantage that each team had held during the playoffs and the regular season. The Blazers led by as many as 12
In the 4th, Jefferson junior Justin Rode unloads on a pitch from Columbus Grove’s Trent Reed and sends it to deep left-center for a 2-RBI double to put the Wildcats up 8-0. They then held on for a 9-7 NWC victory at Wildcat Field. Windau), an error (Roney) three runs like that early. We By JIM METCALFE firstname.lastname@example.org and a walk (Jacob Miller) but know we’re not going to necKortokrax fanned the next two essarily score a lot of runs — DELPHOS — Jefferson’s looking (4 in the first three we were batting .230 coming baseball team built an 8-0 lead frames) to end that threat. in — but that home run makes after four innings and then The Wildcats played things easier,” Jefferson coach scored a key insurance run in small-ball in the second to go Doug Geary noted. “What I the sixth to subdue Columbus up 4-0. With one gone, Nick liked was how we kept scorGrove 9-7 in a Northwest Cook beat out an infield hit to ing after that. We added runs Conference baseball contest third and stole second an out in the second and third by on a windy and wet Thursday later. He came home thanks to playing smart ball; we have to afternoon at Wildcat Field in George’s single to left. generally manufacture offense Delphos. The Bulldogs mounted and we did that in those two It rained hard during the another challenge in the third innings.” second inning but then stopped with leadoff free passes to The Wildcats netted three in the third. Jay and Birkemeier. However, more against Grove reliever The Bulldogs (6-6, 3-2 with one down, Zach Trent Reed in the fourth. With NWC) had a chance in the Barrientes forced Jay at third one out, Moore walked and top of the first by loading and then Windau bounced out George beat out an infield hit the bases with one out: walk to second to keep the deficit to short; an error on the play to Matt Jennell (3 walks, 2 at 4-0. allowed Moore to head for runs scored) and back-to-back “We didn’t execute at all at third. George stole second; an knocks by Matt Jay (3-for-3, the plate in those innings; we error on the play plated Moore 2 runs, 2 runs batted in) and got runners on and couldn’t and pushed George to third. Ryan Birkemeier. However, pull the trigger to get them An out hence, Miller walked. Jefferson sophomore start- in,” Grove coach Cory King Both runners came home as er Drew Kortorkax (2-1; 4 lamented. “That has been a Rode whacked a double off innings, 3 hits, 4 walks, 6 continuing theme all year; the base of the fence in left. strikeouts) induced an inning- I don’t know if it’s in our Grove got to Jefferson ending twin-killing. approach at the plate or just junior reliever Jeff Schleeter The Wildcats (6-7, 3-2 a lack of confidence in those in the fifth. Jennell was walked NWC) didn’t let their open- situations but we have to fig- to lead it off and Jay then ing salvo go to waste in the ure that out. At the same time, doubled to the fence in left to home half against Grove start- teams like Delphos are coming plate him; he took third on the er Trey Roney (1-1; 3 IPs, 4 through in those situations, so throw home and scored on an hits, 5 earned runs, 2 walks, tip your cap to them.” error on the play for an 8-2 3 Ks). Nik Moore (2 walks, 3 The Wildcats again played deficit. Barrientes hit a 2-out runs) walked to lead it off and small-ball to go up 5-0 in the rip up the middle and took Tony George (2-for-3) sacri- third. Miller (3 walks) was second but Schleeter retired ficed. Kyle Anspach was hit walked and Rode’s bunt was the next batter to leave the by a pitch and Curtis Miller good enough — Birkemeier score at 8-2. launched a drive to deep right attempted a diving catch but Grove made it interesting center; with the gusty wind failed — to put two runners in the sixth. With one down, carrying the ball that way, it on. A balk moved both run- pinch-hitter Brandon Benroth ended up over for the fence at ners up. An out later, Ross got aboard via a a 2-base the 362-foot mark for a 3-run Thompson launched a fly ball throwing error and took third jack and a 3-0 lead. deep enough to left center to as Blake Hoffman also got The visitors (who left 10 get Miller in and push Rode aboard on an error. Jennell runners stranded) again loaded to third. However, he was left walked to load them up. Jay the bases with one down in there. legged out an infield hit to the second: infield hit (Gavin “It’s always helpful to score deep short to plate Benroth
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— finishing Schleeter’s stint on the mound for Miller — and Birkmeier walked to plate Hoffman. A wild pitch scored Jennell and Spencer Wolfe walked to reload the bases. A bloop hit by Barrientes to left center scored Jay and a bounceout to third by Windau plated Birkemeier for an 8-7 deficit. However, Reed’s comebacker to Miller was the third out. The Wildcats then got a huge run in the sixth. Moore led off with a single, stole second and advanced on a 1-out bounceout to second by Anspach. Miller walked. On his steal of second, an error on the play allowed Moore to score and put the Red and White up 9-7. “Drew didn’t have his best stuff but he worked out of several jams in the early innings. He had nice location on the big pitches and the defense helped him out,” Geary added. “They did come back — we had a couple of unlucky breaks but that’s baseball — but generally, we made the plays we have to. We know that if we play good pitching and defense, we’re going to be in every game. Scoring that ninth run was big, too.” Miller then sent down the side in order in the Bulldog seventh to end the game. “You have to be proud that we fought back and got that close,” King added. “However, I was disappointed in our defense today; we were throwing the ball around and not where we needed to throw it. The kids know they are better than this.” Jefferson hosts Hardin Northern tonight, as does
Jefferson junior catcher Cassidy Bevington attempts to block the plate but the throw is late as a Columbus Grove player slides into home in the sixth inning to give the Bulldogs a lead. The visiting Bulldogs went on to an 8-7 NWC softball triumph at Lady Wildcat Field in Delphos.
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COLUMBUS GROVE (7) ab-r-h-rbi Blake Hoffman cf 5-1-0-0, Matt Jennell 1b 2-2-0-0, Matt Jay c 3-2-3-2, Ryan Birkemeier 3b 2-1-1-1, Spencer Wolfe dh 3-0-0-0, Zach Barrientes ss 4-0-2-1, Gavin Windau rf 4-0-1-1, Trey Roney p 2-0-0-0, Trent Reed p 2-00-0, Jacob Miller 2b 1-0-0-0, Brandon Benroth ph/2b 2-1-0-0. Totals 30-7-7-5. JEFFERSON (9) ab-r-h-rbi Nik Moore ss 2-3-1-0, Tony George cf 3-1-2-1, Kyle Anspach dh 3-1-0-0, Curtis Miller 1b/p 1-3-1-3, Justin Rode c 4-0-2-2, Drew Kortokrax p 3-0-00, Jeff Schleeter p/3b 0-0-0-0, Ross Thompson 3b/1b 2-0-0-1, Jordan Vorst rf 3-0-0-0, Nick Cook 2b 2-1-1-0, Evan Neubert ph 1-0-0-0. Totals 24-9-7-7. Score by Innings: Col. Grove 0 0 0 025 0-7 Jefferson 311 301 x-9 E: Jay 2, Schleeter 2, Birkemeier, Barrientes, Rode, Cook; DP: Jefferson 1; LOB: Columbus Grove 10, Jefferson 5; 2B: Jay, Rode; HR: Miller; SB: Moore, George, Miller, Cook; Sac: George; SF: Thompson. IP COLUMBUS GROVE Roney (L, 1-1) 3 Reed 3 JEFFERSON Kortokrax (W, 2-1) 4 Schleeter 1.1 Miller 1.2 H 4 3 3 3 1 R ER BB SO 5 4 0 6 1 5 3 0 2 0 2 3 4 2 2 3 4 6 2 1
Col. Grove 1 1 3 0 0 3 0 - 8 9 0 Jefferson 022 100 0-573 WP: Bobbi Heckel; LP: Taylor Branham (3-8). 2B: Micah Stechschulte 2 (C), Cassidy Bevington (D). 3B: Katelyn Scott (C), Ashley Langhals (C), Taylor Branham (D).
Bulldogs push past Lady Wildcats DELPHOS — Columbus Grove scored three times in the sixth inning to push past Jefferson 8-5 in Northwest Conference softball action Thursday at Lady Wildcat Field in Delphos. The Bulldogs (6-6) knocked out nine hits against Jefferson sophomore Taylor Branham and three Jefferson errors cost them dearly as well. Bobbi Heckel got the win for the Bulldogs. Micah Stechschulte led the offense with two doubles and Katelyn Scott and Ashley Langhals had triples. The Lady Wildcats (3-8) saw their 3-game winning skein stopped. Branham hit a triple and Cassidy Bevington a double. Jefferson hosts Hardin Northern tonight, while Grove visits Waynesfield-Goshen for a noon doubleheader Saturday.
Ottoville’s baseball team got things going early — a 4-run first inning — and added two in the fifth, five in the sixth and four in the seventh to bury homestanding Continental 16-4 in Putnam County League baseball action Thursday. The Big Green compiled 10 hits, three of them for extra bases (2 by Aaron Wehri), to give Travis Maag the victory on the mound. He gave up four hits to the Pirates, shutting them out the last four innings. Ottoville visits Spencerville tonight.
Ottoville 4 0 0 0 2 5 4 - 16 10 1 Continental 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 4 4 3 WP: Travis Maag (1-0): LP: Brandon Scott (0-1). 2B: Cody Delong (O), Aaron Wehri (O), Tyler Dockery (C). 3B: Aaron Wehri (O), Spencer Ordway (C).
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WP: Kortokrax, Schleeter, Miller; HBP: (by Roney); Balk: Roney.
The Associated Press NL HOUSTON — Lance Berkman homered and drove in four runs in a 9-run sixth inning, then added a solo shot in the ninth against his former team in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 11-7 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday night. Berkman’s 3-run shot off Fernando Abad (1-2) gave St. Louis a 5-4 lead. Berkman finished with four hits and had eight hits and seven RBIs in his first series against his former team. Matt Holliday drove in three runs during the sixth; Kyle McClellan and David Freese each drove in a run as
four Houston pitchers faced 14 batters in the inning. McClellan (4-0) allowed eight hits and five runs in 5 2/3 innings for the victory. Fernando Salas worked the final 1 1/3 innings for the save. Giants 5, Pirates 2 PITTSBURGH — Ryan Vogelsong won while making his first start in almost seven years, pitching effectively into the sixth against his former team in the San Francisco Giants’ 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday. Making just his third appearance in the majors since 2006, the 33-year-old Vogelsong (1-0) tied a career high with
eight strikeouts. He gave up two runs on four hits and two walks. He was making his first start since Sept. 29, 2004, and won for the first time since Sept. 14, 2005. He spent three seasons in Japan after last appearing in a game for the Pirates in June 2006. Brian Wilson pitched the ninth for his seventh save. Aaron Rowand had three RBIs and stole home as part of a double steal. He hit a 2-run double during the Giants’ 4-run third against Jeff Karstens (2-1). Nationals 4, Mets 3 WASHINGTON — New father Ian Desmond homered and tripled in his first game back from paternity leave
points early after Gerald Wallace went on a tear with 13 first-quarter points. But Wallace left the game for much of the second quarter with a sore back and Portland surrendered the lead. Wallace finished with 32 points and 12 rebounds, while LaMarcus Aldridge added 24 points and 10 rebounds. Wallace’s fast-break dunk narrowed it to 86-85 with 5:24 to go but Jason Kidd answered with a 3-pointer and Terry added a step-back jumper to keep the Mavericks out front 91-85 with 4:04 left. The Mavericks had been eliminated in the first round in three of the last four seasons. Hawks 84, Magic 81 ATLANTA — Joe Johnson scored 23 points and came up with a huge offensive rebound to lead Atlanta Hawks in the series-clinching Game 6. The Hawks advanced to the second round for the third straight year, this time against top-seeded Chicago. Orlando, which routed Atlanta a year ago in the most lopsided 4-game sweep in NBA history, had its earliest playoff ouster since 2007. With Atlanta clinging to a 1-point lead and the clock running down, Marvin Williams missed a clinching 3-pointer. But Johnson swatted the rebound to Jamal Crawford, who was fouled and made both free throws with 8.2 seconds left. He finished with 19 points. The Magic had two chances to force overtime. J.J. Redick missed an open 3, then Jason Richardson had a desperation shot from the corner blocked by Josh Smith. Dwight Howard led the Magic with 25 points and 15 rebounds. Crawford hit consecutive 3s that gave Atlanta its biggest lead, 71-59, with just over 9 minutes left. The Magic answered with an 8-0 spurt.
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Thursday’s Results Boys Team Scores: Upper Scioto Valley 127.5, McComb 119.5, Riverdale 112.75, Jefferson 100.25, Ada 94, Cory-Rawson 74.25, Hardin Northern 41.75, Bellefontaine 27. 3,200-meter relay: Riverdale 9:33.80. 110-meter hurdles: Mason Howard (US) 16.60. 100-meter dash: Bryan WalkerVolmer (MC) 11.50. 1,600-meter run: Kurt Thompson (HN) 5:06.50. 400-meter relay: McComb 46.50. 800-meter relay: Upper Scioto Valley 1:37.50. 400-meter dash: Anthony Fox (RI) 51.60. 300-meter hurdles: Mason Howard (US) 43.60. 800-meter run: Kurt Thompson (HN) 2:07.60. 200-meter dash: Bryan WalkerVolmer (MC) 23.40. 3,200-meter run: Jonathon Roby (AD) 11:36.30. 1,600-meter relay: Riverdale 3:35.80. Long jump: Colby Salyer (US) 19-1.50. Triple jump: Colby Salyer (US) 38-3.25. High jump: Bryan Walker-Volmer (MC) 5-6. Discus: Ryan Allen (AD) 140-9. Shot put: Christopher Bealscher (AD) 41-10.50. Pole vault: Jason Shepherd (HN) 11-0. Girls Team Scores: McComb 171, Riverdale 127, Hardin Northern 92, Jefferson/Cory-Rawson 75, Upper Scioto Valley 50, Ada 47, Bellefontaine 17, Village Academy 2. 3,200-meter relay: McComb 10:49.70. 100-meter hurdles: Jenna Kryling (MC) 17.0. 100-meter dash: Bridget Culp (DJ) 12.80. 1,600-meter run: Shelby Wilson (MC) 6:09.10. 400-meter relay: Jefferson 55.20. 800-meter relay: Riverdale 1:54.50. 400-meter dash: Shelby Stump (HN) 1:00.70. 300-meter hurdles: Jenna Kryling (MC) 49.20. 800-meter run: Morgan Rouch (AD) 2:36.30. 200-meter dash: Shelby Stump (HN) 26.60. 3,200-meter run: Hannah Frey (RI) 13:08.80. 1,600-meter relay: Riverdale 4;25.40. Long jump: Aspen Rose (US) 14-5.50. Triple jump: Aspen Rose (US) 28-10.75. High jump: Shelby Stump (HN) 5-0. Discus: Jackie Leppenheimer (MC) 144-0. Shot put: Jackie Leppenheimer (MC) 48-1.50.
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Thursday’s Results Boys Team Scores: Minster 141, Parkway 66, New Knoxville 25, Fort Jennings 12. 3,200-meter relay: Minster 8:48.60. 110-meter hurdles: Hank Bevington (P) 15.49. 100-meter dash: Sam Phlipot (M) 10.96. 1,600-meter run: Francis Slonkosky (M) 4:47.13. 400-meter relay: Minster 46.02. 400-meter dash: Hank Bevington (P) 43.90. 300-meter hurdles: Andrew Mackie (N) 57.35. 800-meter relay: Minster 1:37.25. 800-meter run: Francis Slonkosky (M) 2:09.82. 200-meter dash: Sam Phlipot (M) 22.92. 3,200-meter run: Cameron Strunk (P) 10:35.43. 1,600-meter relay: Minster 3:41.80. Long jump: Sterling HAwkins (N) 15-8.75. High jump: Paul Dues (M) 5-8. Discus: Ryan Will (M) 130-8. Shot put: Ryan Will (M) 50-10. Pole vault: Adam Will (M) 12-0. Girls Team Scores: Minster 138, Parkway 46, Fort Jennings 28, New Knoxville 22. 3,200-meter relay: Minster 10:50.05. 100-meter hurdles: Morgan Richard (M) 17.36. 100-meter dash: Macy Schroeder (F) 13.01. 1,600-meter run: Hannah Butler (M) 5:39.45. 400-meter relay: Minster 53.85. 800-meter relay: Minster 1:55.81. 400-meter dash: Natalie Fausey (M) 1:04.79. 300-meter hurdles: Kayla Wuebker (M) 52.26. 800-meter run: Maria Dahlinghaus (M) 2:28.05. 200-meter dash: Macy Schroeder (F) 28.21. 3,200-meter run: Cassie Boyle (N) 13:02.88. 1,600-meter relay: Minster 4:17.0. Long jump: Bailey King (P) 15-11.50. High jump: Kayla Langenkamp (M) 5-0. Discus: Hannah Blanke (M) 96-6. Shot put: Holly Brandewie (M) 34-2.
MU Middletown 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 1 8 2 OSU-Lima/Rhodes 3 2 1 1 1 4 - 12 13 0 WP: Cory Echols; LP: Ryan Meinert. 2B: Cory Echols 2(O), Ryan Kortokrax(O), Greg Patterson(O), Damon Koverman(O). 3B: Cory Echols(O), Kyle Hall(O). HR: Ryan Kortokrax(O), Greg Patterson(O).
and Livan Hernandez pitched eight strong innings to lead Washington past New York. Desmond’s solo home run in the fifth gave Washington a 4-2 lead. He missed the Nationals’ previous two games after his wife, Chelsey, gave birth Tuesday to the couple’s first son, Grayson Wesley Desmond. The loss ended New York’s 6-game winning streak, the team’s longest run since winning eight straight last June. Ike Davis had a single, a double and drove in a run, extending his hitting streak to 10 games. Hernandez (3-2) allowed three runs, two earned, and seven hits with
five strikeouts and a walk. He also got his first hit of the season and drove in a run with a sacrifice bunt. Drew Storen pitched the ninth for his fourth save in four chances. Diamondbacks 11, Cubs 2 PHOENIX — Stephen Drew hit his first career grand slam to spark an Arizona franchise-record 7-run first inning and the Diamondbacks routed Chicago, Drew finished with a career-best five RBIs, Miguel Montero homered and drove in three runs,and Barry Enright (1-2) won his first game since Sept. 1. Ryan Dempster (1-3) had the shortest outing of his 266-start career,
recording only one out and allowing seven runs, four hits, four walks and a hit batter. Koyie Hill homered for Chicago. AL Indians 8, Royals 2 CLEVELAND — Fausto Carmona, backed by four solo home runs, pitched seven solid innings and Cleveland Indians earned its 10th straight home win, beating Kansas City to extend the Royals’ losing streak to six. Carmona (2-3) allowed two runs and five hits to help Cleveland open a 4 1/2-game lead over the Royals and Detroit in the AL Central. The righthander walked two and struck out two.
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NEW YORK — This draft was no party. Between the boos raining down on Commissioner Roger Goodell and the uncertainty created by a bitter labor battle, the NFL draft opened Thursday night lacking much of its usually festive atmosphere. What it wasn’t missing was intrigue and surprises — at least after the Carolina Panthers made Cam Newton the first pick. The Auburn quarterback and Heisman Trophy The Associated Press 7 p.m. winner as expected (x-if necessary) Detroit at San Jose, 10 p.m. went to the worst FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Saturday’s Games CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Boston at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. team in the league — and (Best-of-7) Nashville at Vancouver, 9 vowed to fix that immediately. Thursday’s Result p.m. Newton led Auburn to an Vancouver 1, Nashville 0, Sunday’s Games undefeated season and its first Vancouver leads series 1-0 Detroit at San Jose, 3 p.m. Today’s Games Tampa Bay at Washington, national championship since 1957. Tampa Bay at Washington, 7 p.m. “I’m ready to change this whole organization around, to go from worst to first,” he said. “Just being a Panther is the most special part about The Associated Press N.Y. Mets (C.Young 1-0) at Philadelphia (Cl. this.” National League Lee 2-2), 8:05 p.m. East Division Before Newton, decked W L Pct GB ---out in a Carolina cap and gray Philadelphia 16 8 .667 — American League three-piece suit, took that Florida 15 8 .652 1/2 East Division Atlanta 13 13 .500 4 familiar walk across the stage W L Pct GB Washington 11 13 .458 5 New York 14 8 .636 — to shake the commissioner’s New York 11 14 .440 5 1/2 Tampa Bay 14 11 .560 1 1/2 hand — a draft-day staple — Central Division Toronto 12 13 .480 3 1/2 Goodell had been hearing the W L Pct GB Boston 11 13 .458 4 St. Louis 14 11 .560 — Baltimore 10 13 .435 4 1/2 displeasure of fans worried Cincinnati 13 12 .520 1 Central Division that labor strife might interfere Milwaukee 12 12 .500 1 1/2 W L Pct GB with the upcoming season. Pittsburgh 11 14 .440 3 Cleveland 16 8 .667 — Chicago 10 14 .417 3 1/2 Detroit 12 13 .480 4 1/2 Goodell was booed as Houston 9 16 .360 5 4 1/2 Kansas City 12 13 .480 he prepared to conduct a West Division Chicago 10 16 .385 7 moment of silence for victims W L Pct GB Minnesota 9 15 .375 7 Colorado 16 7 .696 — West Division of the devastating storms that Los Angeles 13 13 .500 4 1/2 W L Pct GB ripped through the South. He San Francisco 12 12 .500 4 1/2 Texas 15 10 .600 — responded to their chants of Arizona 11 13 .458 5 1/2 Los Angeles 14 11 .560 1 San Diego 9 16 .360 8 Oakland 12 13 .480 3 “We want football!” with “I ——— Seattle 11 15 .423 4 1/2 hear you. So do I.” Thursday’s Results ——— The boos continued every San Francisco 5, Pittsburgh 2 Thursday’s Results Washington 4, N.Y. Mets 3 Seattle 7, Detroit 2 time he stepped on stage for St. Louis 11, Houston 7 Tampa Bay 15, Minnesota 3, 1st game the early part of the first round, Arizona 11, Chicago Cubs 2 Toronto 5, Texas 2 though they died down as the Today’s Games Boston 6, Baltimore 2 N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 1-2) at Philadelphia (Worley night went along. By the end, N.Y. Yankees 12, Chicago White Sox 3 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland 8, Kansas City 2 there was hardly a smattering San Francisco (Lincecum 2-2)24 HOUR SERVICE on all brands at Washington Tampa Bay 6, Minnesota 1, 2nd game of jeers. (Marquis 2-0), 7:05 p.m. Today’s Games Goodell smiled his way Florida (Vazquez 1-2) at Cincinnati (T.Wood Detroit (Scherzer 4-0) at Cleveland (J.Gomez 1-2), 7:10 p.m. 0-1), 7:05 p.m. through it all, unfazed. Not St. Louis (Carpenter 0-2) at Atlanta (T.Hudson Toronto (R.Romero 1-3) at N.Y. Yankees even having to welcome a 3-2), 7:35 p.m. (F.Garcia 1-0), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Marcum 2-1) at Houston (Myers L.A. Angels (E.Santana 0-3) at Tampa Bay player suing the league could 1-0), 8:05 p.m. (Price 3-2), 7:10 p.m. knock the commissioner off Pittsburgh (Correia 3-2) at Colorado (Chacin Seattle (Vargas 0-2) at Boston (Matsuzaka his game. 3-1), 8:40 p.m. 2-2), 7:10 p.m. With the second pick, Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 2-1) at Arizona Baltimore (Arrieta 2-1) at Chicago White Sox (Galarraga 3-1), 9:40 p.m. (Danks 0-3), 8:10 p.m. Denver took Texas A&M LB San Diego (Richard 1-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Lilly Minnesota (S.Baker 1-2) at Kansas City (Chen Von Miller, a plaintiff in the 1-2), 10:10 p.m. 3-1), 8:10 p.m. Ohio Lic. #45757 Saturday’s Games Texas (C.Wilson 3-0) at Oakland (Cahill 3-0), antitrust lawsuit filed by the N.Y. Mets (Niese 1-3) at Philadelphia (Halladay 10:05 p.m. players to block the lockout
The Associated Press FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) Thursday’s Results Atlanta 84, Orlando 81, Atlanta wins series 4-2 L.A. Lakers 98, New Orleans 80, L.A. Lakers wins series 4-2 Dallas 103, Portland 96, Dallas wins series 4-2 Today’s Game San Antonio at Memphis, 9 p.m., Memphis leads series 3-2 Sunday’s Game x-Memphis at San Antonio, 1 p.m. ——— CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) Sunday’s Game Boston at Miami, 3:30 p.m. Monday’s Games Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Game Boston at Miami, TBA Wednesday’s Games Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Chicago at Atlanta, TBA L.A. Lakers at Dallas, TBA Saturday, May 7 Miami at Boston, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 8 L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 3:30 p.m. Chicago at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Monday, May 9 Miami at Boston, TBA Tuesday, May 10 x-Atlanta at Chicago, TBA x-Dallas at L.A. Lakers, TBA Wednesday, May 11 x-Boston at Miami, TBA Thursday, May 12 x-Chicago at Atlanta, TBA x-L.A. Lakers at Dallas, TBA Friday, May 13 x-Miami at Boston, TBA Sunday, May 15 x-Atlanta at Chicago, TBA x-Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 16 x-Boston at Miami, 8 p.m.
Newton goes 1st in lessthan-festive NFL draft
By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press imposed by the owners. “I’ve never had anything against Roger Goodell,” Miller said. “I just want to make sure football continues to get played. When I walked across the stage, I was meeting the commissioner. That was it.” Thanks to a judge’s ruling in the lawsuit Miller is involved in, the league’s first work stoppage since 1987 temporarily ends today. The 32 teams will resume business in compliance with U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson’s order to lift the lockout. Then again, the lockout could be back in place if the NFL wins an appeal. If that happens, Newton, Miller and the rest of Thursday night’s draft picks would be thrown back into labor limbo. For now, they will be allowed to report to their teams, meet coaches and get playbooks. Contract negotiations are uncertain until the league announces its rules for the 2011 season — rules that might be in force for only a short time if an appeal is granted. The draft was never in danger because it was protected under the old collective bargaining agreement that expired in March. Moments before the annual spring ritual got under way, Goodell requested a moment of silence for victims of Wednesday’s storms, which left at least 280 people dead in six states and hundreds more injured. He was surrounded by players from Auburn and Alabama and their coaches. Of those stars, none shined brighter than Newton, who has shown he can handle the heat of a spotlight. He turned in a sensational 2010 season while the NCAA investigated his recruitment. Newton’s father, Cecil, has admitted soliciting money from Mississippi State during the recruiting process but said neither the player nor Auburn knew about the payfor-play attempt. With the third pick, Buffalo selected Alabama NT Marcell Dareus, who gave Goodell a big hug. Of course, Dareus weighs 308 pounds, at least 100 more than Goodell. Cincinnati, perhaps calling the bluff of quarterback Carson Palmer, who is demanding a trade, instead took the top receiver in this crop, A.J. Green of Georgia. Arizona, also in need of a quarterback, selected the top cornerback available, Patrick Peterson of LSU. The labor unrest led to speculation not many trades would be made Thursday. But just six picks in, Atlanta cut a massive deal with Cleveland. The Falcons gave up five picks over the next two seasons, including this and next year’s first-rounders, and moved up from No. 27 to grab Alabama WR Julio Jones — the fifth Southeastern Conference player in the first six. “We knew it was going to be an aggressive move and cost us,” Falcons’ GM Thomas Dimitroff explained. “As an organization, we felt very strongly about the move for a player who truly adds the explosive, urgent athleticism we’re looking for ...” San Francisco chose DE Aldon Smith of Missouri to bolster a weak pass rush, then the second quarterback was selected: Washington’s Jake Locker, who many thought had played himself out of the first round with an inconsistent senior season, to Tennessee. That began a small run on passers. After Dallas went for OT Tyron Smith of Southern California with the ninth pick, Jacksonville saw a chance to get its future quarterback. The Jaguars moved up six slots for Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert, dealing their first-round pick and a second-rounder to Washington. Houston bolstered its weak defense with Wisconsin DE J.J. Watt at No. 11 before yet another QB was chosen: Florida State’s Christian Ponder went to Minnesota in what was probably the most surprising pick of the first round. Few prognosticators had the often-injured quarterback going in the first half of the first round. Auburn DT Nick Fairley, once projected as a top3 selection, was chosen 13th by the Lions. Detroit took defensive tackle in Ndamukong Suh in the first round last year and he became
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Higgins, Luongo lead Canucks over Predators 1-0
The Associated Press the conference semifinal. Are you kidding me? Not acceptable.” Rinne kept it close early on but fellow Vezina Trophy finalist Roberto Luongo made nine of his 20 saves in the third period to ensure Chris Higgins’ goal with 7:46 left in the second stood up as the winner. For Luongo, the hardest part was staying awake while facing just 11 shots the first two periods, especially while Rinne was busy turning aside 25 of 26 — several in spectacular fashion — to give the Predators a chance. “Shots are 20-5 so you don’t want to give up a goal and all of a sudden it’s 1-0 for them,” Luongo said. “That’s your mindset, you focus on getting involved in the play and making sure you are sharp when you do get a shot.” The toughest Luongo faced was a short-handed breakaway 5:20 into the third period but he patiently waited out Mike Fisher’s glove-side shot. It was his second shutout during this postseason and No. 3 for his career in the playoffs. The Canucks, who host Game 2 on Saturday, wasted little time settling into the second round. Just two days after beating archrival Chicago in Game 7 of a series in which Vancouver had held a 3-0 lead, they looked more like a Presidents’ Trophy-winning team while outplaying Nashville. Vancouver quickly ended any fears of a letdown, but early on couldn’t solve Rinne, who made several spectacular stops. “That was not Predatorstyle hockey,” captain Shea Weber said. “There’s no excuse for it. Our biggest game of the season so far and we didn’t show up.”
the defensive rookie of the year. St. Louis, undeterred by Robert Quinn’s lost season — the linebacker-end was suspended from North Carolina for his role in an agents scandal — took him at No. 14. Mike Pouncey, whose twin brother, Maurkice, was a sensational rookie center for Pittsburgh last year, was chosen by Miami to play the same position. After moving down to No. 16, Washington took Purdue LB Ryan Kerrigan. Cleveland traded again, from No. 27 to 21st for Baylor DT Phil Taylor, with Kansas City sliding to 27th. New England addressed concerns about protecting Tom Brady by taking Colorado OT Nate Solder; archrival Indianapolis safeguarded Peyton Manning by selecting Boston College OT Anthony Castonzo. Former firefighter and hockey player Danny Watkins went to Philadelphia. The Canadian guard from Baylor apologized to Giants fans in the audience who booed him for going to the rival Eagles. Watkins was told to get used to such treatment in New York. Baltimore passed after using all 10 minutes at No. 26 and Kansas City, in the next slot acquired through Atlanta and Cleveland, swooped in. The Chiefs got Pitt WR Jonathan Baldwin while the Ravens still pondered their pick. They went with Colorado CB Jimmy Smith at No. 27. Mark Ingram, the 2009 Heisman Trophy winner, went 28th overall to New Orleans, which traded with New England to get the spot. The Saints surrendered a 2012 first-rounder for the Alabama running back, giving them two Heisman winners in their backfield — sort of. Reggie Bush won the award in 2005 but relinquished it after an NCAA probe found he accepted improper gifts while playing at Southern California. Super Bowl champion Green Bay concluded the 3 1/2-hour first round by taking Mississippi State OT Derek Sherrod.
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the poor or less fortunate, a celebratory meal and even the wearing of masks and costumes. • Holi: Commonly referred to as the Festival of Colors, Holi is a religious festival celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs each spring. Primarily observed in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, the celebration includes throwing colored powder and scented water at one another. Songs are sung and food preparations often begin many days in advance. But the festival’s main emphasis is on the burning of the Holika, a holy bonfire symbolic of the annihilation of the demoness Holika. • Easter: Christians are well aware that Easter, the most important day in the Christian calendar, occurs each spring. Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his crucifixion. For Catholics, the arrival of Easter marks the end of Lent, a season that begins on Ash Wednesday and focuses on prayer and sacrifice. Catholics typically “give up” something for Lent, such as avoiding the consumption of meat on Fridays throughout the Lenten season. The Friday before Easter, which always falls on a Sunday, is called Good Friday and is also one of the holiest days of the year in the Christian faith. This day commemorates the crucifixion of Christ. • Nowruz: The celebration of the ancient Iranian New Year, Nowruz is often referred to as the Persian New Year. Nowruz marks the first day of spring and is celebrated on the day of the vernal equinox. Today, the festival of Nowruz is typically celebrated in countries that were either influenced or under the control of the Persian Empire. Such countries include Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. Traditions include spending a day enjoying nature and spending the first few days of the festival visiting older members of the family.
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Many people might not associate spring with festivals, but that does not mean this season of rebirth isn’t host to festivals celebrated globally. In fact, people of various religions and cultures anxiously anticipate the arrival of spring, which coincides with a host of festivals commemorating important historical events. A few festivals that will be celebrated this spring include: • Purim: The Jewish festival of Purim does not always occur during the spring season, as its date correlates to the Hebrew calendar. In 2011, however, the festival does end at nightfall on March 20, which is the first day of spring. This festival commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people throughout the ancient Persian Empire from the plot by Haman to exterminate them, as recorded in the Old Testament Book of Esther. Jews mark the festival with a recitation of the Book of Esther and by giving mutual gifts of food and drink to one another. Additional traditions include giving to
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A.C.T.S. NEW TESTAMENT FELLOWSHIP Rev. Linda Wannemacher-Pastor Jaye Wannemacher-Worship Leader Contact: 419-695-3566 Sunday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study with worship @ ACTS Chapel-8277 German Rd., Delphos Thursday - 7:00 p.m. “For Such A Time As This” All & Non Denominational Tri-County Community Intercessory Prayer Meeting @ Presbyterian Church (Basement), 310 W. 2nd St. Delphos Everyone Welcome. DELPHOS BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Terry McKissack 302 N Main, Delphos Contact: 419-692-0061 or 419-302-6423 Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Sunday School (All Ages) , 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service, 6:00 p.m Sunday Evening Service Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study, Youth Study Nursery available for all services. FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN 310 W. Second St. 419-692-5737 Pastor Harry Tolhurst Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11:00 Worship Service ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 422 North Pierce St., Delphos Phone 419-695-2616 Rev. Angela Khabeb 2nd SUNDAY OF EASTER Saturday-8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Sunday - 8:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion and Confirmation Wednesday - 1:00 p.m. Funeral Luncheon for Kathleen (Allemeir) Clover; 7:00 p.m InReach/OutReach meeting Friday - 1:00 p.m. Church Women United FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD “Where Jesus is Healing Hurting Hearts!” 808 Metbliss Ave., Delphos One block south of Stadium Park. 419-692-6741 Senior Pastor - Dan Eaton Sunday - 10:30 a.m. - Sunday worship Celebration @10:30am with Kids Chruch & Nursery provided; 6:00 p.m. Youth Ministry at The ROC Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Prayer Other ministries take place at various times. Check out www.delphosfirstassemblyofgod.com. DELPHOS CHRISTIAN UNION Pastor: Rev. Gary Fish 470 S. Franklin St., (419) 692-9940 9:30 Sunday School 10:30 Sunday morning service. Youth ministry every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Children’s ministry every third Saturday from 11 to 1:30. ST. PAUL’S UNITED METHODIST 335 S. Main St. Delphos Pastor - Rev. David Howell Sunday - 9:00 a.m. Worship Service. DELPHOS WESLEYAN CHURCH 11720 Delphos Southworth Rd. Delphos - Phone 419-695-1723 Pastor Wayne Prater Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Service and prayer meeting. TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 211 E. Third St., Delphos Rev. David Howell, Pastor Week of May 1, 2011 Sunday - 8:15 a.m. Worship Service/ Communion; 9:15 a.m. Chruch Schol for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service/.Communion; 11:30 a.m. Radio Worship on WDOH; 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Confirmation class - Happy Sunday Monday - 3:00 p.m-4:30 p.m. Girl Scouts; 6:15 p.m. United Methodist Men’s sinner Tuesday- Election Day Wednesday-7:00 p.m Chancel Choir Thursday - 12 Noon National Day of Prayer @ City Building; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Suppers on Us Friday-1:00 p.m. May Friendship Day/ St. Peter Lutheran Church; 3:00 p.m. Kiwanis K-Kids, Mustard Seeds MARION BAPTIST CHURCH 2998 Defiance Trail, Delphos Pastor Jay Lobach 419-339-6319 Services: Sunday - 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 331 E. Second St., Delphos 419-695-4050 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Rev. Jacob Gordon, Asst. Pastor Fred Lisk and Dave Ricker, Deacons Mary Beth Will, Liturgical Coordinator; Mrs. Trina Shultz, Pastoral Associate. Mel Rode, Parish Council President Celebration of the Sacraments Eucharist – Lord’s Day Observance; Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 7:30, 9:15, 11:30 a.m.; Weekdays as announced on Sunday bulletin. Baptism – Celebrated first Sunday of month at 1:30 p.m. Call rectory to schedule Pre-Baptismal instructions. Reconciliation – Tuesday and Friday 7:30-7:50 a.m.; Saturday 3:304:00 p.m. Anytime by request. Matrimony – Arrangements must be made through the rectory six months in advance. Anointing of the Sick – Communal celebration in May and October. Administered upon request.
Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study HARTFORD CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Independent Fundamental) Rt. 81 and Defiance Trial Rt. 2, Box 11550 Spencerville 45887 Rev. Robert King, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 7:00 p.m. Evening worship and Teens Alive (grades 7-12). Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible service. Tuesday & Thursday– 7- 9 p.m. Have you ever wanted to preach the “Word of God?” This is your time to do it. Come share your love of Christ with us.
LIVE; 9:55 a.m. 5 til 10 meet you at the Altar; 10:00 a.m. Worship LIVE; Tuesday - 9:00 am MUMS Wednesday - 6:45 p.m. Awana; 6:45 p.m. Calvary Youth; 6:45 p.m. Women’s Bible Study; 7 p.m. Men’s Bible Study. SALEM UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 15240 Main St. Venedocia Rev. Wendy S. Pratt, Pastor Church Phone: 419-667-4142 Sunday - 8:30 a.m. - Adult Bell Choir; 8:45 a.m. Jr. Choir; 9:30 a.m. - Worship; 10:45 a.m. - Sunday school; 6:30 p.m. - Capital Funds Committee. Monday - 6 p.m. Senior Choir. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 601 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.; Monday 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m.; Wednesday 8:30 a.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. - Communion Service; Friday 8:30 a.m.; Saturday 4 p.m. VAN WERT VICTORY CHURCH OF GOD 10698 US 127S., Van Wert (Next to Tracy’s Auction Service) Darryl Ramey, Lead Pastor Chuck Brantley, Executive Pastor Bryce Cadawallader, Youth & Assimilations Director Sunday - 10:00 am Worship Service & Children’s Ministry www.vanwertvictorychurch.com www.acoolchurch.com 419-232-HOPE
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PENTECOSTAL WAY CHURCH Pastors: Bill Watson Rev. Ronald Defore 1213 Leeson Ave., Van Wert 45891 Phone (419) 238-5813 Head Usher: Ted Kelly 10:00 a.m. - Sunday School 11:10 a.m. - Worship 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. - Wednesday Morning Bible Class 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Wed. Night Bible Study. Thursday - Choir Rehearsal Anchored in Jesus Prayer Line (419) 238-4427 or (419) 232-4379. Emergency - (419) 993-5855
IMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 699 Sunnydale, Elida, Ohio 454807 Pastor Gary Rode Sunday - 8:30 a.m. traditional; 10:45 a.m. contemporary LIGHT OF LIFE CHAPEL 4680 North Kemp Rd., Elida Pastor Kimberly R. Pope-Seiberling Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Service; 6:30 p.m. Service. Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. Midweek Service. NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CENTER 2240 Baty Road, Elida Ph. 339-5673 Rev. James F. Menke, Pastor Sunday – 10 a.m. Worship. Wednesday – 7 p.m. Evening service. CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH 2701 Dutch Hollow Rd. Elida Phone: 339-3339 Rev. Frank Hartman Sunday - 10 a.m. Sunday School (all ages); 11 a.m. Morning Service; 6 p.m. Evening Service. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting. Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8-noon, 1-4- p.m. ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Zion Church & Conant Rd., Elida Pastors: Mark and J.J. Fuerstenau Sunday - Service - 9:00 a.m. PIKE MENNONITE CHURCH 3995 McBride Rd., Elida Phone 419-339-3961 LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH OF GOD Elida - Ph. 222-8054 Rev. Larry Ayers, Pastor Service schedule: Sunday– 10 a.m. School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Sunday evening. FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 4750 East Road, Elida Pastor - Brian McManus Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship, nursery available. Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. Youth Prayer, Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Adult Prayer and Bible Study; 8:00 p.m. Choir. GOMER UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 7350 Gomer Road, Gomer, Ohio 419-642-2681 email@example.com Rev. Brian Knoderer Sunday – 10:30 a.m. Worship
ZION CHRISTIAN UNION CHURCH 3025 Converse-Roselm Rd, Grover Hill Rev. Mark McKay, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 10:30 a.m. Junior Church. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Bible Study, Prayer Service; 7 p.m. Youth Meeting.
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH Landeck - Phone: 419-692-0636 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Administrative aide: Rita Suever Masses: 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday. Newcomers register at parish. Marriages: Please call the parish house six months in advance. Baptism: Please call the parish.
TRINITY LUTHERAN 303 S. Adams, Middle Point Rev. Tom Cover Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. GRACE FAMILY CHURCH 634 N. Washington St., Van Wert Pastor: Rev. Ron Prewitt Sunday - 9:15 a.m. Morning worship with Pulpit Supply. KINGSLEY UNITED METHODIST 15482 Mendon Rd., Van Wert Phone: 419-965-2771 Pastor Chuck Glover Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:25 a.m. Wednesday - Youth Prayer and Bible Study - 6:30 p.m. Adult Prayer meeting - 7:00 p.m. Choir practice - 8:00 p.m. TRINITY FRIENDS CHURCH 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert 45891 Ph: (419) 238-2788 Sr. Pastor Stephen Savage Outreach Pastor Neil Hammons Sunday - 8:15 a.m. - Prayer time; 9:00 a.m. Worship, Sunday School, SWAT, Nursery; Single; 10:30 a.m. Worship, Nursery, Children’s Church, Discipleship class; Noon - Lunch Break; 2:00 p.m. Service for men at Van Wert Correctional Fac.; 3:00 p.m. Service for women at Van Wert Correctional Fac., Service at Paulding jail Tuesday - 1:00 p.m. - Share, Care, Prayer Group in Fireside Room; 10-noon - Banquet Table Food Pantry; 6:30 p.m. Quilting Friends in Fellowship Hall; 7 p.m. B.R.E.A.L. Women’s group in Room 108. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Small groups, Discipleship Series in sanctuary, Christian Life Club, Nursery, Preschool; 7 p.m. R.O.C.K. Youth; 8 p.m. Worship Team rehearsal. Thursday - 4-5:30 p.m. Banquet Table Food Pantry. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 13887 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Ph. 419-238-0333 Children’s Storyline: 419-238-2201 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor Steven A. Robinson Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Family Worship Hour; 6:30 p.m. Evening Bible Hour. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Word of Life Student Ministries; 6:45 p.m. AWANA; 7:00 p.m. Prayer and Bible Study.
FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Road U, Rushmore Pastor Robert Morrison Sunday – 10 am Church School; 11:00 Church Service; 6:00 p.m. Evening Service Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Evening Service ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CATHOLIC CHURCH 512 W. Sycamore, Col. Grove Office 419-659-2263 Fax: 419-659-5202 Fr. Tom Oedy Masses: Tuesday-Friday - 8:00 a.m.; First Friday of the month - 7 p.m.; Saturday - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday - 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Confessions - Saturday 3:30 p.m., anytime by appointment. CHURCH OF GOD 18906 Rd. 18R, Rimer 419-642-5264 Fax: 419-642-3061 Rev. Mark Walls Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Robert DeSloover, Pastor 7359 St. Rt. 109 New Cleveland Saturday Mass - 7:00 p.m. Sunday Mass - 8:30 a.m. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH Ottoville Rev. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday - 4 p.m.; Sunday - 10:30 a.m. ST. BARBARA CHURCH 160 Main St., Cloverdale 45827 419-488-2391 Fr. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 135 N. Water St., Ft. Jennings Rev. Joe Przybysz Phone: 419-286-2132 Mass schedule: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. ST. MICHAEL CHURCH Kalida Fr. Mark Hoying Saturday – 4:30 p.m. Mass. Sunday – 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Masses. Weekdays: Masses on Mon., Tues., Wed. and Friday at 8:00 am; Thurs. 7:30 p.m.
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By ANTHONY McCARTNEY The Associated Press CALABASAS, Calif. — Katherine Jackson isn’t looking forward to the upcoming trial of the doctor charged in connection with her son’s death. She says the pain of his loss nearly two years ago remains and the potential punishment for the physician doesn’t seem like it’s nearly enough. The matriarch of one of music’s most famous families isn’t planning any special preparations for the daily trek to a downtown Los Angeles courtroom where the trial begins May 9, but she says she’ll rely on her faith to carry her through. “I have mixed emotions,” she told The Associated Press in an interview this week. “Sometimes I think why have a trial if ... the maximum sentence is only four years.” She has not spoken to Dr. Conrad Murray, who has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter, although she has seen him often from her seat at pretrial hearings in the case. “I’ll be there, but it just hurts me because my son is gone and for forever and this man is trying to get away and get off,” she said. “He needs to be punished.” Katherine Jackson spoke at her new hilltop house in Calabasas, a community 10 miles west of the Jackson’s longtime San Fernando Valley home, which is being renovated. White roses have been planted to be seen when looking out the back windows into the valley below, and flower beds line the walkways and the outside of the house — one of the requests Jackson said she made for the property when she arrived. Flowers have always been a source of joy for the softspoken woman in her 80s, prompting smiles and excited descriptions of her favorite plants and blooms. She recently extended her floral passion beyond her own garden, consulting on and endorsing a line of floral arrangements being sold online. Jackson said she hopes the venture will help others show their love for one another. “I think flowers speak a thousand words,” she said with a smile. The retailer, sendherflowers.com, is hoping the $49-and-up arrangements with names such as “Precious,” “Field of Love” and “Dynasty” will be a hit for Mother’s Day. And Jackson hopes people will use them for any occasion, with plans to change the arrangements through the seasons.
Man who hit Hilton’s boyfriend pleads to battery
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say the man who accosted Paris Hilton’s boyfriend outside a Los Angeles courthouse has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery and has been sentenced to 227 days in jail. City attorney’s spokesman Frank Mateljan says James Rainford entered the plea during a court appearance Thursday in Van Nuys and was immediately sentenced. Rainford was seen trying to grab or hit Cy Waits as he and Hilton walked into a Van Nuys courthouse to testify against a man arrested outside the celebrity social-
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NEW YORK (AP) — CBS correspondent Lara Logan says she believed she was going to die while she was being sexually assaulted and beaten in Egypt’s Tahrir Square. Logan speaks out Sunday on CBS’ “60 Minutes” about the assault, which happened while she was reporting on that country’s political uprising. She was set upon by a mob of several hundred men. She said in an interview with Scott Pelley that “there was no doubt in my mind that
ite’s home last year. Rainford was tackled by Hilton’s security and turned over to police. Mateljan says Rainford was sentenced to three years of informal probation and ordered to stay away from Waits when he is released.
I was in the process of dying. I thought not only am I going to die, but it’s going to be just a torturous death that’s going to go on forever.” After being rescued, she returned to the United States and was treated in a hospital for four days.
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As a devout Jehovah’s Witness, Katherine Jackson does not celebrate Mother’s Day or many of the holidays that prompt people to buy flowers. But her famous children still send Mom bouquets with some of her favorite blooms, including tulips and azaleas. “They know I don’t celebrate all the holidays, but they send them anyway,” she said. Her son Michael would send her flowers at least once a month, she said, including a large arrangement after his acquittal on child molestation charges in 2005. In the days after his death, flowers poured into the family’s home and Katherine Jackson says they carried with them a message she immediately understood and appreciated — she was not alone. “They felt my pain,” she said of the outpouring from fans and supporters. “It meant a lot to me. And at that time, I needed all of that to know the world was with me, the world felt my pain.” Her son’s death at age 50 has thrust Katherine Jackson back into the role of mother. She is the guardian and caretaker of the singer’s three children, who range in ages from 9 to 14.
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hand-in-hand with Pippa. The iconic abbey was airy and calm, the long aisle leading to the altar lined with maple and hornbeam trees as light streamed in through the high arched windows. The soft green trees framed the couple against the red carpet as they walked down the aisle, having recited their vows without stumbling before Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. The royal couple smiled broadly as they were driven to Buckingham Palace in the open-topped State Landau, a carriage built in 1902, escorted by four white horses and followed by scarlet-clad troops on horseback. The palace was holding two parties, one hosted by the queen for 650 guests, and an evening dinner dance for 300 close friends. The queen and her husband have promised to go away for the evening, leaving the younger royals free to party the night away— and Harry to make his best man’s speech away from his grandparents’ ears. British singer Ellie Goulding, 24, is reportedly going to perform, and rumors have it that Harry has even planned a breakfast for those with the stamina to dance all night. Plumage of Amazonian variety filled the cavernous abbey as some 1,900 guests filed in, the vast majority of women in hats, some a full two feet (half a meter) across or high. Several looked like dinner plates, and one woman wore a bright red fascinator that resembled a flame licking her cheek. A BBC commentator noted there were some “very odd (fashion) choices” walking through the abbey door. Most men, however, looked elegant and suave in long tails, some highlighted by formal plaid pants and vests. Others wore military uniforms. The queen, of course, wore a soft yellow hat and coat dress, just like the bookies had predicted. All the details — the wedding dress, her hair, their titles, the romantic kiss on the balcony, the honeymoon — were finally being answered. But the biggest question won’t be resolved for years:
Will this royal couple live happily ever after? Will their union endure like that of William’s grandparents — Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, now in its 64th year — or crumble in a spectacular and mortifying fashion like that of his own parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana? Recent history augurs badly: The first marriages of three of the queen’s four children ended in divorce. But William and Kate seem to glow with happiness in each other’s company, and unlike Charles and Diana they’ve had eight years to figure out that they want to be together. Still, the fate of their marriage depends on private matters impossible for the public to gauge, since any wedding is fundamentally about two people. Will their lives together, starting with such high hopes, be blessed by good fortune, children, good health, productive work? Much will depend on whether 28-year-old William and 29-year-old Kate can summon the things every couple needs: patience, love, wit and wisdom. But they face the twin burdens of fame
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and scrutiny. Money, power, beauty — it can all go wrong if not carefully nurtured. These are the thorny issues upon which the fate of the monarchy rests, as the remarkable queen, now 85, inevitably ages and declines. Hundreds of street parties were under way as Britons celebrated the heritage that makes them unique — and overseas visitors came to witness those traditions. Brenda Hunt-Stevenson, a 56-year-old retired teacher from Newfoundland, Canada, said there was only one thing on her mind. “I want to see that kiss on that balcony. That’s going to clinch it for me. I don’t care what Kate wears. She is beautiful anyway.” The celebration was British to the core, from the freshly polished horse-drawn carriages to the sausages and lager served at street parties. Some pubs opened early in the morning, offering beer and English breakfasts — sausages, beans, toast, fried eggs and bacon. Police said 45 people had been arrested, and hospital emergency rooms in London braced for a long evening.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bon Jovi announced that Richie Sambora will miss dates on its current tour amid reports that the guitarist is heading to rehab. In a statement released Thursday, the group said its support for Sambora was “absolute” and that he remained a member of the band. But it also said he would miss an undetermined number of concerts and that it looked forward to his “healthy return.” Neither the band nor its publicist would confirm or deny reports that Sambora planned to enter rehab. He went to rehab a few years ago. Keep up to date on foreign affairs, local events, fashion, sports, finance, and many other subjects with your newspaper. You’ll also find entertaining features, like cartoons, columns, puzzles, reviews, and lots more.
A friend of mine who works at the firehouse is great. He’s a stand-up guy, ex-military, highly trained, dedicated, hard-working and about to go insane. “I got in trouble with the higher-ups the other day for being rude to the public. Someone called and said, ‘There’s a deer in my backyard.’ I said, ‘Is it on fire?’ and the guy said, ‘No,’ so I said, ‘Then why are you calling the fire department?’ “You wouldn’t believe the silly calls we get. One guy phoned to say he had a broken water pipe in his basement. So I asked him: ‘Is the pipe on fire? No? Then why are you calling the fire department? Call a plumber.’” My friend has a theory that he gets all these calls because no one can do anything for themselves anymore. As a society we have become lazy and dependant, more like pets than people. I told him that I’m sure fire departments probably started getting nonemergency phones calls the day after they first got phones installed, hundreds of years ago. Didn’t we all grow up seeing cartoons and advertisements showing heroic firefighters rescuing cats from trees? I don’t want him to ask a crying child “Is the cat on fire?” Anyone who deals with the public can tell you stories that will make you wonder how our species survived but the dinosaurs didn’t. National-park employees tell stories of visitors to the Grand Canyon who ask what time they turn on the lights at night and where are the escalators to the bottom. Rangers in the Everglades tell of finding a woman sunbathing on a deserted -- but alligatorfrequented -- island, with nothing but a bottle of suntan lotion to ward off the hungry carnivores. “Didn’t you see the warnings signs?” they asked. “Yes,” she said, “But I didn’t think they meant me.” I know a professional photographer who works for advertising agencies and catalogs in Manhattan, and when we were young and just starting out, he built a portfolio of different photographs he had taken to show clients what he could
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spend days setting up shots of what they used to call “tabletop” photography: stills of hamburgers with just the right amount of lettuce peeking out from under the bun, a sliver of ketchup visible, the meat glistening -- all things that are impossible to achieve with a real hamburger under hot, withering lights. The lettuce wilts, grease drips from the meat and stains everything it touches, the ketchup runs. So the lettuce is really plastic, and the meat is dried and sprayed with silicon. Cheese is a nightmare. Silly as it sounds, this is hard, trial and error, obsessive/compulsive work. Hold your next real burger up to a picture of one in an ad and you’ll see what I mean. Daniel had to have the best cameras, the best lights, the most expensive film and a large Manhattan workspace. It was a huge investment for a man with no clients. All day long, he or his agent would drop off his portfolio of pictures off to art directors at magazines and advertising agencies, trying to get work. One day a big ad agency called him back. He was thrilled. The art director flipped through his book of pictures while Daniel watched. Finally the guy stopped at the picture of the hamburger. He hits the button on his desk and asks the account manager to come in. They both stare at the hamburger for a while. Finally, the account manager turns to the art director and says, “Sure, he can shoot a McDonald’s hamburger, but can he shoot a Wendy’s hamburger?” Maybe if it’s on fire. Jim Mullen is the author of “It Takes a Village Idiot: Complicating the Simple Life” and “Baby’s First Tattoo.” You can reach him at email@example.com Copyright 2011, United Feature Syndicate, Inc.
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a 19-year-old who had a chronic cough for 16 months. I, too, had a chronic cough whenever I sat, stood, laughed, was around smoke or after exercising. It lasted more than 15 months. My other symptom was hoarseness with a sensation of something in the back of my throat. I had been put on prescription cough syrups and pills. I had also tried some of the same medicines that were mentioned in your column, including those for asthma, acid reflux and allergies. I was asked about acid reflux but hadn’t had the usual symptoms for it. I saw an allergist and a pulmonologist. I had a chest X-ray, allergy tests, CT scans of my sinuses, breathing tests and a bronchial scope. While awaiting an appointment with yet another doctor about the cough, I had my yearly pap test, and blood was also found in my stool. I was set up to have a colonoscopy with the new physician. Before the testing, I told him about my other symptoms, and he told me he would do an EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) at the same time. The results of the EGD showed that I have Barrett’s esophagus, resulting from acid reflux. It was also found that the blood in my stool was coming from my esophagus. I underwent a laparoscopic fundoplication, with a full wrap of the stomach around the loweresophageal sphincter. My first EGD was done in 2008, the surgery was in 2009; a second EGD was done in 2010, and I now won’t need another one until 2012. I just thought I would send this information so you could possibly pass it on to the person in your column. DEAR READER: Since that article appeared, I have received several letters regarding readers’ experiences. Yours was not the only to suggest Barrett’s esophagus and acid reflux as a possible cause. Barrett’s esophagus is a relatively uncommon condition affecting about 1 percent of American adults. It is most commonly diagnosed in those age 50 or older and in those who have acid reflux. Men are twice as likely to develop the condition as are women, with Caucasian men most affected. It causes the lining of the esophagus to change so that it resembles the lining of the intestine. It is most commonly associated with reflux symptoms but by itself does not cause signs. Rarely, sufferers may develop a fatal type of esophageal cancer. Barrett’s may be present for many years before this cancer, known as esophageal adenocarcinoma, develops. Unfortunately, it often isn’t detected until late stages, when treatment is not very effective. Barrett’s esophagus doesn’t typically require treatment unless severe changes or cancer are detected. Treatment can include photodynamic therapy to destroy precancerous and cancerous V A S cells, endoscopic mucosal I L E resection to removed the E S T affected portions of the esophageal lining, and I L E surgical removal of most of N I P the esophagus. Other readers also related NOE their experiences. One found E N E it was caused by certain RS cholesterol medications. Another determined it was A V E caused by ingesting gluten. R A L Someone else discovered I N S that toothpastes containing sodium lauryl sulfate (which I DE
have written about in regards to mouth sores/ulcers) caused hers. One reader experienced a chronic cough for well over 15 years before it was discovered that she had thyroid nodules that were found to be cancerous. Thyroid enlargement can cause a choking feeling and hoarseness, which may lead to coughing. Treatment depends on the cause. An overactive thyroid may require anti-thyroid medication. An underactive thyroid requires supplemental thyroid hormones. Cancer often requires surgical removal of the thyroid, followed by supplemental hormones to replace those the gland previously made. Someone else suggested Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. This is a genetic condition that results in emphysema. It is rare, affecting only about 1 percent or 2 percent of all emphysema sufferers. People who have the condition are at high risk of developing emphysema. Smoking increases that risk and often causes emphysema to occur at an early age (30 to 40). A final suggestion was cardiac abnormalities. Heart-rhythm abnormalities, congestive heart failure and more can all result in coughing. If, after appropriate pulmonary and blood tests fail to identify a cause for chronic cough, cardiac evaluation becomes a logical next step. If there is a strong family history of cardiac problems, this should rise up the list of possible causes. As you can see, cough is a fairly broad symptom and can be the result of a wide range of health issues. Readers who are interested in learning more about cardiac and/ or pulmonary conditions can order my Health Reports “Coronary Artery Disease” and “Pulmonary Disorders” by sending a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order per report made payable to Newsletter and mailed to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. Be sure to mention the title(s) or print an order form off my website at www. AskDrGottMD.com. DEAR DR. GOTT: I just read your article about Kangen water. Honestly, I don’t think you did enough research because if you did, you would not have said what you did. Japan is the healthiest country in the world. Besides, the way the East and West do things is very different. They are more interested in prevention. Doctors here are more interested in surgery and drugs. Your body cries for water. You’re not sick. You’re thirsty. Kangen water has no comparison. It’s that good. DEAR READER: I didn’t bash ionized water. I simply suggested some ionizers could be purchased for less money than the one Kangen markets. I did recommend people with questions have their water tested by a reputable firm to determine whether it is potable. I also went on to say if the reader felt ionized water worked, to stay the course. In any event, I respect your opinion and thank you for taking the time to write.
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Saturday, April 30, 2011 There is likely to be an upsurge in your ambitions in the near future. Because you know what you want and how to get it, you aren’t likely to trip over any stumbling blocks on your way to sweet success. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -You should be a kind person, but not to the point of being a patsy or taking a backseat to someone in situations where you should be assertive. Don’t cede your control to anybody else. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -A distasteful chore that all of your associates have been dodging might be dumped in your lap if you come off as a know-it-all. As the sailors say, keep clam. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Even if you come up with a brilliant idea regarding a way to accomplish something important, unless you have the skill or know-how to pull it off, don’t take a leadership role. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- The faith you require to perform a muchneeded task is far too fragile, so avoid discussing your plans with other negative thinkers who are likely to only deflate your dreams. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Even though you need to be very careful not to take anything for granted concerning your commercial affairs, the opposite might be true with personal concerns. Discern the difference. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Unless you are extremely careful, a relationship of dubious value might start coming apart at the seams. Be realistic about the prospect of cutting your losses. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Unless you are attentive and cognizant about commonsense health matters, your body could suffer. Don’t overdo anything: eat well and get adequate rest and sufficient exercise. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- An agitator within your social group might stir up trouble and put you in an awkward position that you’ll be forced to defend. Don’t let yourself be manipulated. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Cover-ups have a way of being discovered. If you’ve done something you’re trying to hide and it is disclosed, don’t try to lie your way out of it. Fess up to the truth; people can handle it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- There is a strong possibility that you could be so focused on your own ideas that you turn a deaf ear to advice that would be far better than your thinking. Keep an open mind. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -While trying to help another, if you’re not careful you could get entrapped in something you don’t like and end up carrying the entire load all by yourself. Don’t be anyone’s beast of burden. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Even though it might seem to you that someone or something is opposing everything you want to do, keep your cool. You have more control over obstacles than you realize.
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By ELLIOT SPAGAT The Associated Press CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Marine instructor Maj. Daryl Desimone stood before an auditorium filled with fatigue-clad troops, carrying an unequivocal message: It’s OK to disagree with letting gays serve openly in the military. It’s not OK to disobey orders. He explained that the impending repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” is an order, one heard by generals and rank-and-file alike as the military tries to change the culture of a traditionally conservative institution. Only a few of the roughly 150 Marines stepped up to ask questions. One stood up from a back row and demanded to know why his religious beliefs were being “put aside” in favor of gays, forcing him to “basically grit my teeth and bear it.” “It’s not really open to discussion,” Desimone said. “Nobody’s trying to change your mind.” Sexual orientation will now be a private matter, just like religion or politics, he said. Sgt. Jay Milinichik, of Tulsa, Okla., stood up to ask what would happen if a Marine refused gay roommates. Marines won’t have separate barracks or showers based on sexual orientation, Desimone said. He added that signing up for the Marines comes with an expectation of less privacy. That said, officers may decide to separate roommates to preserve peace, just like they do now when roommates argue. Marines will not be allowed an early discharge for opposing the policy but exceptions will be considered, Desimone said. “You can’t just walk up and say, ’I don’t like this. I’m outa here,’” he said. Classes like Thursday’s for the Combat Logistics Regiment 17 of the 1st Marine Logistics Group are being held at military bases around the world. The Marines expect to finish training by June 1, with all military branches done by summer’s end. The repeal of the 17-year “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy would go into effect 60 days after the president, defense secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff certify that lifting the ban won’t hurt the military’s ability to fight. Gen. James Amos, the Marine Corps commandant, testified last year that permitting gays to openly serve could disrupt smaller combat units and distract leaders from preparing for battle. When he appeared this month before the House Armed Services Committee, he said he had been looking for problems that might arise under the new policy and hadn’t found any “recalcitrant pushback.” “There has not been the anxiety over it from the forces in the field,” he said. In small group discussions, Marines are being asked to consider their reactions to a wide range of scenarios, from seeing a member “hanging around” a gay bar to hearing locker-room jokes from others who refuse to shower in front of gays. There is nothing wrong with “hanging
around” a gay bar, the training materials state. The officer who witnesses the loud lockerroom banter aimed at gays and lesbians should remind the Marines any discrimination or harassment is inappropriate. If a Marine spots two men in his battalion kissing off-duty at a shopping mall, he should react as if he were seeing a man and woman, according to the training materials. If he turns on the television news to see a fellow Marine dressed as a civilian and marching in a parade with a banner that reads, “Support Gays and Lesbians in the Military!” he should accept it as a free right of expression. A top-notch Marine recruiter opposed to the new policy cannot refuse a promising applicant because of sexual orientation. The recruiter might be considered for another assignment or, at the Navy secretary’s discretion, might be granted early discharge. Chaplains who preach at base chapels that homosexuality is a sin are entitled to express their beliefs during worship.
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By CHRIS KAHN The Associated Press NEW YORK — Exxon earned nearly $11 billion in the first quarter, a performance likely to land it in the center of the national debate over high gasoline prices. The world’s largest publicly traded company said Thursday that higher oil prices boosted profits 69 percent from a year ago. The result was Exxon’s best since earning a record $14.83 billion in 2008’s third quarter. Wall Street had been expecting sharply higher earnings for oil companies. Oil prices rose 17 percent in the quarter. But huge oil profits will aggravate drivers with gasoline prices averaging $3.89 per gallon nationally. President Obama wants to cut into some of those earnings by eliminating $4 billion in taxpayer subsidies for oil companies. Exxon is taking steps to dilute any potential furor over the results. On a company blog Wednesday, the company said that it has little control over the price of oil, which is now near $113 per barrel. It also noted that less than 3 cents of every dollar it earns comes from the sale of gasoline and diesel fuel. That may not appease many motorists and politicians, however. The price of a gallon of gas is already above $4 in 8 states and the District of Columbia. And on Thursday, the Commerce Department said economic growth slowed sharply in the first quarter, partly because of high gas prices. On the blog, Ken Cohen, Exxon Mobil Corp.’s vice president of public and government affairs, said the company was anticipating “the inevitable headlines and sound bites about high gasoline prices and what to do about them” after the earnings were reported. In addition to the routine post-earnings conference call with analysts, Exxon is making Cohen available this afternoon for a separate call with members of the media. Exxon’s results followed strong profit gains by other oil companies. Europe’s largest oil company, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, reported $8.78 billion in first-quarter profits, up 60 percent from a year ago. BP PLC’s quarterly earnings rose 16 percent to $7.2 billion. ConocoPhillips said net income grew 43 percent to $3 billion and Occidental Petroleum Corp. said earnings climbed 46 percent to $1.55 billion. Chevron Corp., the second-biggest U.S. oil company, is expected today to report a 25 percent increase to $5.69 billion. Argus Research analyst Phil Weiss said oil companies will struggle to win over people as long as they’re making billions of dollars every quarter, even though he thinks the industry makes a reasonable argument. “They really don’t have a lot of control” over the price of gasoline, Weiss said. “But then they get these high profits and people get upset. That’s what politicians respond to.”
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP)— Just a few hours from liftoff, NASA fueled space shuttle Endeavour for one last ride into orbit today as hundreds of thousands of visitors began to converge on the coast for prime viewing spots. The launch team began loading more than a half-million gallons of fuel into Endeavour at dawn, moments after royal wedding vows were exchanged across the ocean between Prince William and Kate Middleton in London. Commanding Endeavour on NASA’s next-to-last shuttle flight is Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, who is married to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. She was to watch the launch from Kennedy Space Center. Giffords was shot in the head in January and left rehab behind to attend the afternoon liftoff. President Barack Obama also will attend with his wife and two daughters — the first time in NASA history that a sitting president and his family will have witnessed a launch. Launch time was 3:47 p.m. Forecasters put the odds of good weather at 70 percent; low clouds and stiff crosswind were the main concern. Endeavour is bound for the International Space Station. For its last hurrah, it’s carrying one of the most expensive payloads in NASA’s 30-year shuttle history: a $2 billion particle physics detector that will seek out antimatter and dark energy across the universe. Many in and outside NASA say the experiment, if successful, could validate science operations at the decade-old orbiting lab. Kelly and his all-male crew — all six of them space veterans — saw their families for the last time, face to face, Thursday. They awoke a little before sunrise today as launch controllers gathered for the fueling operation. “Watched ’Patriot’ with the crew. Bonding before a big day,” pilot Gregory Johnson said in a Twitter update late Thursday. As the sun rose, recreational vehicles already lined the Banana River to the south, with a wide open view of the launch site. As many as 750,000 people were expected to crowd nearby coastal communities. For days, police have been warning of massive traffic delays. Schools planned to dismiss early. The space center itself, meanwhile, was bracing for 45,000 guests, including more than three dozen members of Congress, at least two former NASA administrators, and a score of highlevel academic and space industry officials. The California Science Center in Los Angeles — Endeavour’s retirement home — also was going to be represented. NASA is ending the shuttle program this summer, after one last trip by Atlantis. Obama has put the space agency on a path to asteroids and Mars, ultimately, while encouraging private companies to take over Earth-to-orbit operations. In the meantime, U.S. astronauts will keep using Russian Soyuz rockets to get to the space station. Once Atlantis flies, it will be at least three years before America launches astronauts from their home soil again.
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Libyan revolution awash with colorful souvenirs
By SEBASTIAN ABBOT The Associated Press BENGHAZI, Libya — Libyan rebels may be low on weapons needed to topple Moammar Gadhafi, but there is certainly no shortage of souvenirs available commemorating the revolution. Roughly a dozen stands set up outside the courthouse in downtown Benghazi, the de facto capital of rebel-held eastern Libya, sell a dizzying array of hats, scarves, T-shirts, coffee mugs, pins, buttons, key chains, stickers, bracelets, car deodorizers, cassette tapes and CDs — all decked out in the red, black and green colors of the ubiquitous rebel flag. The selection rivals what you would find at many souvenir shops outside professional sports games in the United States and provides a strange contrast to the fierce fighting occurring in other parts of Libya. “I’m looking for something I can attach to my clothes to show the people that I’m with the rebels,” said Omar Suleiman, a 53-year-old doctor who was also browsing for a hat or a flag for his three kids. The steady flow of customers to the stands near the courthouse and scattered elsewhere throughout the city is a testament to the revolutionary fervor that has swept eastern Libya, and also the power of capitalism. Many of the men operating the souvenir tables said they set them up in early March, less than a month after the revolution started in mid-February. “The people had a thirst to have something related to the revolution to show their quest for freedom,” said Abu Bilal, a 40-year-old Egyptian who lives in Benghazi and operates one of the stands near the courthouse. Abu Bilal and other vendors said they source most of their goods from neighboring Egypt. But some of them carry “Made in China” tags, a sensitive issue since China hasn’t been supportive of the international community’s attempt to help the rebels by enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya. “I think only the labels were made
be dispossessed,” Iovino said. “She was most upset that the properties in her name and especially the property she lives in should be sold.” Simon Taub’s attorney, Abe Konstam, said Chana Taub has a history of filing frivolous legal actions. “Everything has been dismissed, time and time again, and she comes back for more,” Konstam said. “At some point this has to come to an end.” The wall dividing the Taubs’ three-story brownstone in the Borough Park neighborhood is one of the more unusual aspects of their protracted divorce. In August 2005, a judge said Simon Taub, whom Chana had forced out of the house, could move back in after building the wall. Chana Taub appealed and managed to prevent construction.
in China,” said Abu Bilal defensively when asked about a large pile of rebel flag key chains he was selling. But questions about the origin of the goods doesn’t seem to have hurt sales. “We buy stuff so that Gadhafi will leave,” said Mohammed Fouzay, a 17-year-old student who was shopping with his father and two brothers. He picked up a small rebel flag and a large “Free Libya” sticker that he planned to stick on the family car’s license plate to cover up references to Gadhafi’s regime. Vendors also sell stickers that locals place on Libyan one dinar notes to cover up Gadhafi’s picture with that of Omar Mukhtar, a Libyan hero who fought against Italian occupation in the early 1900s and was eventually hanged. His stern, white-bearded image adorns many of the souvenirs for sale, as does his famous motto: “We won’t give up. We win or die.” Which fate will greet the rebels is still uncertain, but profits, at least, seem assured.
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