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50¢ daily BY GREG SCHERGER Staff writer DELPHOS — A resolution declaring an intention to place a 4.05-mill renewal tax levy on the November general ballot affecting property owners within Delphos received considerable attention and endorsement from council and the administration at Monday’s meeting. City Council President Bob Ulm emphasized that the tax was “not new, has been in place in excess of 20 years and is extremely crucial for the city budget and maintaining current service levels of several departments.” If passed, the renewal would be in effect from Jan. 1, 2012, through Dec. 31, 2016. The 4.05-mill levy currently provides the city with approximately $208,000 to the General Fund annually. Berquist and Jettinghoff noted some cuts will be needed if the long-standing tax is not renewed. The tax equates to 40.5 cents for each $100 of property valuation. Passage of the resolution to establish the tax levy on the November ballot is anticipated at a future meeting. Council approved using city streets for the second annual 5K Relay for Life Run and Memorial Day parade. The run will take place on June 18. With a start time of 9 a.m., runners will follow a designated route from Jefferson Senior High School east on North Street, south on Canal Street, east on Seventh Street to Scott Street north to Eighth Street then west to Main Street north to and around Stadium Park before completing at the high school. Kendra Wieging spoke on behalf of the relay, citing 120 participants in last year’s event. On behalf of the Delphos Veterans Council, Rick Schuck received approval for the annual Memorial Day Parade. The parade will step off from the Second Street Safety Service building at 10:45 a.m. on May 30 and proceed to Main Street, then north to the Veterans Memorial Park at Fifth and Main for a program scheduled for 11 a.m. Council took no definitive action to four other pieces of legislation presented on first or second reading. Council reviewed an ordinance to enter into contract with the successful bidder for a sanitary sewer replacement in the Menke Meadows Addition. Funded in majority by a $41,600 grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission, the total project

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cost is estimated at $52,000. City Safety Service Director Greg Berquist commented that the project would likely begin after school is out for the year. Council also read an ordinance to contract with the successful bidder for an Erie Street sewer project, utilizing $73,000 provided by Community Development Block Grant funds of the estimated $80,000 project. Bid requests for this project have not yet been established or issued. Council also read an ordinance for the city to assume ownership and maintenance of a sewer along Elida Road in an area now under development by Delphos Senior Housing, LLC. Councilman Kevin Osting inquired as to the progress that the city has made in checking the condition of the line that was installed outside the city limits in the late 1980s. Berquist advised that 400 feet of the line has been camera inspected and the line is in good condition and is of larger capacity than previously anticipated. An ordinance authorizing City Auditor Tom Jettinghoff to make various fund transfers within city accounts to comply with the Ohio Auditor’s Office was also heard on second reading.

Curves food drive nets nearly 1 1/2 tons of food

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The Curves community collected 2,825 pounds of food and $140 for St. Vincent de Paul and the Interfaith Thrift Shop in April. From left, Debbie Bell, Peggy Pohlman, Mercy Mauk and Julie Noonan prepare to transport the food.

Jefferson game rescheduled Jefferson road baseball game at Crestview originally set for Monday (weather) was rescheduled to 5 p.m. Friday. Parks/Rec. Dept. taking teams The Delphos Parks and Recreation Department is taking teams for its Tuesday night and Friday night men’s slow-pitch softball leagues, as well as hoping to restart the Wednesday night women’s/ co-ed league. If there is enough interest, games could be played on Mondays. Ten team spots are available in all three leagues. Friday night is a “fun” league, with no umpires but mats used for balls and strikes. The cost is $100 per team. All games begin at 6 p.m. starting May 27. Deb Birkemeier, left, Janet Hoersten and Judy Wieging The Tuesday men’s the bicentennial book. league costs $250 per, with games starting May 24. The women’s/co-ed league costs $200 per, with play beginning June 1. Deadline is May 14. Contact the Rec Dept. BY STACY TAFF (419 695-5712 or e-mail at delphosparks@yahoo. “The younger com) or Chris Kemper FORT JENNINGS — This generation doesn’t ((419 234-6614). community’s 2012 bicentenhave copies of nial will mark 200 years since Fishing tourney postponed the fort named for Colonel The Memorial River the that one was Jennings was founded during Tournament has been postthe War of 1812. In honor printed in ’76. It’s poned until May 15. of the event, a committee important for For questions, conwas formed to put together a tact Kevin Schleeter of them to learn bicentennial book filled with the Delphos Bass Club the history of Fort Jennings. about the history.” at 419-796-0138. “I put together a book before about histories and — Judy Wieging Forecast families of Fort Jennings and now that 2012 is coming up, Partly cloudy Helen Kaverman approached won’t be room, so probably Wednesday. me and said ‘why don’t you only about 200 will be used High near 60. put together another history but we did get duplicates of See page 2. book about the bicentenni- things. This book has genal?’ and I said ‘well, I don’t erated a lot of community write’,” Deb Birkemeier said. interest because we’ve been Index “So we found some people bugging them for pictures.” The book will be published Obituaries 2 to help out and now we have seven writers that are work- by MT Publishing and will be State/Local 3 ing on putting together the around 300 pages long. The Politics 4 history. We’ve been able to committee plans to do preCommunity 5 gather the statistics and things sale and give any profit made Sports 6-7 but the history itself has to be to the park. Hardback will be Classifieds 8 written down. We also have $45, paperback $35. “We’re thinking we’ll Television 9 13 people on the committee who are gathering maps and print about 500 copies but World briefs 10 photographs from the com- you never know,” Wieging munity for the book.” said. “We hope there will “We have about 800 pic- be that much interest. Since tures now,” Judy Wieging we’re doing presale, it will be added. “There probably easy to know how many we’ll


Kiwanis Club sets reward for park equipment vandals
The Kiwanis Club and the Delphos Police Department are working together to combat playground equipment vandalism. Over the past few years, the Kiwanis Club has put forth much effort to update playground equipment in city parks. “It seems that with warmer weather comes the annual problem of individuals vandalizing this equipment,” Delphos Police Chief Kyle Fittro said. “Approximately one month ago, there was a great deal of graffiti spraypainted on the equipment at Waterworks Park.” The Kiwanis Club has agreed to pay up to $250

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for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of individuals responsible for this vandalism. “People should report all suspicious activity,” Chief Fittro said. “I can’t tell you how many times I have heard someone say ‘I thought it was strange that this was occurring but I never called the police.’ Many crimes have been solved when people called in ‘insignificant’ activity.” The reward is ongoing and applies to past, present or future vandalism; it is not for one particular incident only. The Kiwanis and police department are interested in all incidents.

have to have printed.” The committee hopes to have the book finished by Christmas at the earliest. “We’re hoping for Christmas, or maybe the beginning of next year,” Birkemeier said. “Janet Hoersten has been working on getting us some sponsors and that’s helped and we still have some pictures we’d like to find.” Wieging believes the pictures are out there; it’s just finding the right person. “We’re looking for pictures of the old dump that used to be where the park is now,” Wieging said. “It would be nice to show what that area once was and how beautiful it’s become. We’d also like some of the tile mill and the elevator fire. There’s so much history and to see all of the businesses that have been in Fort Jennings over the years is unreal.” The last piece of Fort Jennings history printed was in 1976, so the committee feels it’s time to update. “The younger generation doesn’t have copies of the one that was printed in ’76,” Wieging said. “It’s important for them to learn about the history.”

By ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — When one of Osama bin Laden’s most trusted aides picked up the phone last year, he unknowingly led U.S. pursuers to the doorstep of his boss, the world’s most wanted terrorist. That monitored phone call, recounted Monday by a U.S. official, ended a years-long search for bin Laden’s personal courier, the key break in a worldwide manhunt. The courier, in turn, led U.S. intelligence to a walled compound in northeast Pakistan, where a team of Navy SEALs shot bin Laden to death. The violent final minutes were the culmination of years of intelligence work. Inside the CIA team hunting bin Laden, it always was clear that bin Laden’s vulnerability was his couriers. He was too smart to let al-Qaida foot soldiers, or even his senior commanders, know his hideout. But if he wanted to get his messages out, somebody had to carry them, someone bin Laden trusted with his life. Shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, detainees in the CIA’s secret prison

network told interrogators about an important courier with the nom de guerre Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti who was close to bin Laden. After the CIA captured al-Qaida’s No. 3 leader, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, he confirmed knowing al-Kuwaiti but denied he had anything to do with al-Qaida. Then in 2004, top al-Qaida operative Hassan Ghul was captured in Iraq. Ghul told the CIA that al-Kuwaiti was a courier, someone crucial to the terrorist organization. In particular, Ghul said, the courier was close to Faraj al-Libi, who replaced Mohammed as al-Qaida’s operational commander. It was a key break in the hunt for bin Laden’s personal courier. “Hassan Ghul was the linchpin,” a U.S. official said. Finally, in May 2005, alLibi was captured. Under CIA interrogation, al-Libi admitted that when he was promoted to succeed Mohammed, he received the word through a courier. But he made up a name for the courier and denied knowing al-Kuwaiti, a denial that was so adamant and unbelievable that the CIA See BIN LADEN, page 2

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Mourners demand revenge in Libya after nAto strike
By KArin LAUB and Ben HUBBArD the Associated Press TRIPOLI, Libya — Libyans shouting for revenge buried Moammar Gadhafi’s second youngest son to the thundering sound of anti-aircraft fire Monday, as South Africa warned that the NATO bombing that killed him would only bring more violence. Libya’s leader did not attend the tumultuous funeral of 29-year-old Seif al-Arab, but older brothers Seif al-Islam and Mohammed paid their respects, thronged by a crowd of several thousand. Jostling to get closer to the coffin, draped with a green Libyan flag, mourners flashed victory signs and chanted “Revenge, revenge for you, Libya.” Three of Gadhafi’s grandchildren, an infant and two toddlers, also died in Saturday’s attack, which NATO says targeted one of the regime’s command and control centers. Gadhafi and his wife were in the compound at the time, but escaped unharmed, Libyan officials said, accusing the alliance of trying to assassinate the Libyan leader. NATO officials have denied they are hunting Gadhafi to break the battlefield stalemate between Gadhafi’s troops and rebels trying for the past 10 weeks to depose him. Rebels largely control eastern Libya, while Gadhafi has clung to much of the west, including the capital, Tripoli. Fierce battles have raged in Misrata, a besieged rebel-held city in western Libya, which has been shelled by Libyan forces every day in recent weeks. Records at one hospital showed that at least eight people were killed and 54 injured in shelling on Monday that lasted all morning and for a brief period during the afternoon. Rebels have repeatedly called on NATO to use more firepower against Libyan troops. “We call on the world to deal with Gadhafi just as they dealt with bin Laden,” said a Misrata doctor, referring

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DinGeLDine, Lawrence E. “Larry,” Jr., 76, of Spencerville, memorial services will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at American Legion Post 191 in Spencerville. Legion Chaplain Jerrold Welker will officiate with military rites by the American Legion and VFW posts. Friends may call from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion hall. Arrangements are by Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion or the new Veterans Memorial Park in Spencerville. CLoVer, Kathleen L., 85, of Las Cruces and formerly of Alexandria, Va., memorial services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, Pastor David Bliss officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.


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took it as confirmation that he and Mohammed were protecting the courier. It only reinforced the idea that alKuwaiti was very important to al-Qaida. If they could find the man known as al-Kuwaiti, they’d find bin Laden. The revelation that intelligence gleaned from the CIA’s so-called black sites helped kill bin Laden was seen as vindication for many intelligence officials who have been repeatedly investigated and criticized for their

The following individuals appeared Thursday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court: nicholas e. Bendele, 28, Van Wert, was sent to prison on charges that he violated the terms of his community control by being arrested for possession of heroin in Montgomery County. Judge Steele imposed the sentences of a criminal case from 2009 giving Bendele a 12-month prison sentence on misuse of credit cards and a two-year prison sentence of a charge of possession of heroin. Bendele also had sentences from another 2009 case where he had three counts of possession of heroin with him receiving twelve month prison terms on each count. Judge Steele ordered that all sentences are to run concurrent to one another and gave Bendele credit for 417 days that he had served in jail on the sentences so far. The other charges in Montgomery County are pending at this time. Kody n. Detwiler, 21, Van Wert, was sentenced to a basic prison term of nine months after he was found in violation of his community control sanctions. Detwiler had been arrested for OVI and receiving stolen property by the Van Wert City Police Department. Judge Steele sentenced Detwiler to the nine months and gave him credit for 167

days that he had already served on the case. Curtis Boroff, 29, Dayton, was ordered to spend 180 days in the Van Wert County Jail on a charge of nonsupport of dependents and was placed on three years of community control. Judge Steele also ordered that Boroff spend an additional 30 days in jail at a time to be determined by his probation officer, pay $250 as partial reimbursement for his court appointed attorney, $25 affidavit of indigency fee, and court costs. While in jail Boroff will be required to complete any programs recommended by his supervision officer. A basic prison term of twelve months was deferred pending the successful completion of the community control program. robert Pollock, 35, Van Wert, was found to be in violation of his community control in that he had used heroin and had failed to appear. Judge Steele resentenced Pollock to three years of community control and ordered that he spend 53 days in the Van Wert County Jail and must complete a substance abuse program. Kori A. Glossett, 19, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to forgery, a fifth degree felony. Judge Steele ordered a presentence investigation and scheduled sentencing 9 a.m. for June 8. James t. Vinson, 41, Van Wert, was placed on three years

involvement in a program that involved the harshest interrogation methods in U.S. history. “We got beat up for it, but those efforts led to this great day,” said Marty Martin, a retired CIA officer who for years led the hunt for bin Laden. Mohammed did not discuss al-Kuwaiti while being subjected to the simulated drowning technique known as waterboarding, former officials said. He acknowledged knowing him many months later under standard interrogation, they said, leaving it

FJ Park Giveaway Week 14 Brenda Hoersten; ticket seller – Trent Siefker Wendy Dunahay; ticket once again up for debate as to seller – Erin Osting whether the harsh technique was a valuable tool or an unnecessarily violent tactic. It took years of work Corn: $7.23 before the CIA identified the Wheat: $6.97 courier’s real name: Sheikh Beans: $13.85 Abu Ahmed, a Pakistani man born in Kuwait. When they did identify him, he was nowhere to be found. The CLEVELAND (AP) — CIA’s sources didn’t know where he was hiding. Bin These Ohio lotteries were Laden was famously insistent drawn Monday: Classic Lotto that no phones or comput04-09-17-19-22-30 ers be used near him, so the Estimated jackpot: $29.8 eavesdroppers at the National million Security Agency kept coming Mega Millions up cold. Estimated jackpot: $51 million Pick 3 evening 5-1-6 of community control on two Pick 4 evening counts of breaking and entering 5-8-6-6 and one count of theft. Vinson along with Zachary Powerball Miller and Ford Wilson allegEstimated jackpot: $36 edly broke into a building at million the Van Wert County Fair rolling Cash 5 Grounds, a building at a local 19-32-34-36-38 park belonging to the Van Wert Estimated jackpot: County Foundation. $110,000 Vinson was ordered to ten oH evening pay restitution to the vic02-06-09-20-28-29-30-33tims, all participants in the 35-36-37-40-47-50-54-58-67crimes will be ordered to pay 68-70-77 Amber Schuerman $3,825,

to the killing of terror mastermind Osama bin Laden in Pakistan by U.S. forces early Monday. The doctor only gave his first name, Aiman, for fear of reprisals. Under a U.N. mandate, NATO’S role is to protect Libyan civilians, but the international community has increasingly disagreed about what that entails. Western political leaders have called for Gadhafi’s ouster, prompting warnings from Russia, China and others that regime change must not be the objective of NATO’S bombing campaign, now in its second month. Responding to the attack on Gadhafi compound, South Africa said Monday that “attacks on leaders and officials can only result in the escalation of tensions and conflicts on all sides and make future reconciliation difficult.” On Sunday, Russia accused NATO of a “disproportionate use of force” and called for an immediate cease-fire.



June 8, 1935-May 1, 2011 Nancy Spencer, editor Lafayette M. “Bill” Sidey, Ray Geary, general manager Delphos Herald Inc. 75, of rural Spencerville died at 9:12 a.m. Sunday at St. Don Hemple, advertising manager Tiffany Brantley, Rita’s Medical Center. circulation manager He was born June 8, 1935, in Buckland to Charles and The Daily Herald (USPS 1525 Flossie (Schaub) Sidey, who 8000) is published daily except preceded him in death. Sundays and Holidays. On Oct. 28, 1961, he marBy carrier in Delphos and ried Nancy L. Monfort, who area towns, or by rural motor route where available $2.09 per survives. Survivors also include week. By mail in Allen, Van children Patricia (Spencer) Wert, or Putnam County, $105 Clum and William L. (Bobbi) per year. Outside these counties $119 per year. Sidey of Spencerville; grandEntered in the post office children Jacob (Jonelle) in Delphos, Ohio 45833 as Clum of Lafayette, Rachel Periodicals, postage paid at (Christopher) Massie of Delphos, Ohio. Lima, Zachary Clum of No mail subscriptions will Spencerville, Joshua Sidey of be accepted in towns or villages Lima and Heath, Corey and where The Daily Herald paper Billy Sidey of Spencerville; carriers or motor routes provide great-grandchildren Sondra daily home delivery for $2.09 and Stuart Clum of Lafayette per week. North Main St. 405 and Cayden Sidey of TELEPHONE 695-0015 Lima; and siblings Ricky Office Hours (Roger Osting) Howell of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Cridersville, Ray (Carolyn) POSTMASTER: Send address changes Sidey of Buckland, to THE DAILY HERALD, Bert (Jeannie) Sidey of 405 N. Main St. Waynesfield, Hattie (Ed) Delphos, Ohio 45833 Reynolds and Ruth (John) Sweigert of Wapakoneta and Tommy Joe Sidey of Lima. Mr. Sidey attended Scholars of the Day Buckland School. He was a lifelong farmer and had retired as a line foreman from Ametek Westchester Co., Wapakoneta, after 40 years. He was a member of the Allen County Farm Bureau. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Rev. St. John’s Scholar of the Day is Ryan Donald Goodwin officiating. Smith. Burial will be in Hartford Cemetery in Spencerville. Congratulations Friends may call from Ryan! 6-8 p.m. today and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Jefferson’s Scholar of the funeral home. Day is Jeffrey Memorial contributions Schleeter. may be made to the charity Congratulations of the donor’s choice. Jeffrey! Students can pick up their awards in their school offices. The Delphos Herald wants to correct published errors in its news, sports and feature articles. To inform the newsroom of a mistake in published information, call the editorial department at 419-695-0015. Corrections will be published on this page.

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Craig Lehman $100, Van Wert County Fair Board $250 and the Van Wert County Foundation $1,195. Vinson was sentenced to spend 180 days on electronic monitored house arrest, pay court costs, partial reimbursement of $250 for his court appointed attorney and $25 affidavit of indigency fee. Judge Steele sentenced Vinson to a 12-month prison sentence on each of the three counts and ordered that the sentences run concurrently with each other but deferred the imposition of the prison sentence pending the successful completion of the community control program. Johnny ray Foust, 49, Delphos, had his bond revoked and was ordered held on a $10,000 cash bond. Foust was arrested by Delphos Police Department after he was found intoxicated. Foust was ordered held and has a pending pretrial scheduled for next week.

A Colorado man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 10 pounds of marijuana and marijuana food items, valued at more than $25,000 during a traffic stop Friday on the Ohio Turnpike. Troopers stopped a 2002 Toyota 4 Runner for a following too closely violation eastbound on the Ohio Turnpike near milepost 130, at approximately 10:28 a.m. Criminal indicators were observed and a

Patrol seizes 10 pounds of marijuana, marijuana food

Patrol seizes $110,000 in marijuana in traffic stop
An Illinois woman is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 47 pounds of marijuana, valued at nearly $110,000 during a traffic stop Friday in Preble County. Troopers stopped a 2011 Chrysler Sebring for a marked lanes violation on Interstate 70 eastbound, near milepost 7, at approximately 10:12 a.m. The driver was found to not have a valid driver license and the renter of the
Allen County Refuse provides garbage and recycle collection in Delphos. The Allen County portion of Delphos is collected on Thursdays, with residents placing garbage containers on the curb Wednesday evening and recycle every other Wednesday. The Van Wert County portion of Delphos is collected on Friday, with residents placing garbage containers at the curb on Thursday evening and recycle every other Thursday. If a holiday falls during the week, collection is pushed back a day. For example, the week of Memorial Day, collection in Allen County will be Friday and in Van Wert County it will be Saturday. See the full schedule at

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High temperature Monday in Delphos was 57 degrees, low was 44. Rainfall was recorded at .67 inch. High a year ago today was 73, low was 54. Record high for today is 87, set in 2001. Record low is 27, set in 2005. WeAtHer ForeCAst tri-county Associated Press probable cause search revealed 10 pounds of marijuana and toniGHt: Cloudy with marijuana food items. a 20 percent chance of rain The driver, Douglas Ronald Pemberton III, 32, of showers in the evening. Mostly Silverton, Colo., was charged cloudy after midnight. Lows in with possession of marijuana, the mid 30s. Northwest winds a third-degree felony; and around 10 mph. WeDnesDAY: Partly possession of criminal tools, cloudy. Not as cool. Highs a fifth-degree felony. The suspect was incarcer- around 60. Northwest winds 5 ated in the Erie County Jail. If to 10 mph. WeDnesDAY niGHt: convicted, Pemberton could Mostly clear. Lows in the upper face up to six years in prison 30s. West winds 10 mph. and up to a $12,500 fine. eXtenDeD ForeCAst tHUrsDAY: Increasing clouds. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. vehicle was not present. The tHUrsDAY niGHt: rental company requested the Mostly cloudy with a chance vehicle be towed to a safe of showers and thunderstorms. location. An administrative Lows in the mid 40s. Chance inventory revealed 47 pounds of rain 50 percent. of marijuana. FriDAY: Partly cloudy in The driver, who claimed the morning then becoming responsibility for the marimostly cloudy. A 40 percent juana, Jahmilla G. Mullins, chance of showers. Highs in 29, of Broadview, Ill., was the lower 60s. charged with possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony. The suspect was incarcerst. ritA’s ated in the Preble County Jail. A boy was born May 2 to If convicted, Mullins could face up to five years in prison Ryan and Amy Schnipke of Cloverdale. and up to a $10,000 fine.

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Kasich proclaims May ‘Older Americans Month’
COLUMBUS — Governor John R. Kasich has proclaimed May 2011 as Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is “Older Ohioans - Connecting Communities.” Area Agency on Aging 3 joins the Kasich administration in supporting and promoting local celebrations in our 7-county service area as well as around the state. “Our communities need their elders and our elders need their communities,” Governor Kasich said. “We are nothing without the shared histories, diverse experiences and wealth of knowledge of the generations before us. Their willingness to realize their dreams, speak their minds and work toward a better Ohio has provided opportunities for our children and grandchildren.” “We are all inter-dependent,” added Bonnie KantorBurman, director of the department. “Our elders are enjoying increased vitality and standard of living, and are more active in community life than ever before. But, also, they are choosing to remain in their communities longer, creating economic opportunities as homeand community-based care options expand.” Director Kantor-Burman recently traveled to Lima to meet with staff members of Area Agency on Aging 3 and witnessed first-hand the tremendous work being done on behalf of seniors in our area. She also visited the home of a local man who is enrolled in PASSPORT, a Medicaidfunded, long-term care program that enables consumers to live safely and comfortably at home. “As the region’s aging and disability resource center, our agency is dedicated to connecting older adults and their caregivers to a network of services, education, and advocacy. It is our mission to promote the highest quality of life for older adults in the Lima area,” Executive Director of Area Agency on Aging 3 Jacqi Bradley said. May 17 has been declared Senior Citizens Day by the Ohio Department of Aging. On May 25, Area Agency on Aging 3, joined by Allen County Council on Aging and RTA, will host a celebration for older adults in the 200 block of High Street in Lima. From 11-1 p.m., information on programs and services, entertainment, games, prizes and food will be provided for those who attend. Call Area Agency on Aging 3 at 419-222-7723 and for more information, visit The Ohio Department of Aging is also holding an Older Americans Month photo project on its page on Facebook. Ohioans of all ages are encouraged to upload images they believe demonstrate how older Ohioans are connecting their communities.

NPAC Community Concert Series features 5 concerts

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CHP corps set annual meeting
The boards of the three nonprofit corporations that constitute Community Health Professionals, Inc. will each be in session for an annual meeting at 7 p.m. on May 16 at CHP’s 1159 Westwood Dr., Van Wert office. The boards of Community Health Professionals, Inc., which operates visiting nurses, hospice and inpatient hos-


The Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio is excited to announce one of their three available series. The Community Concert Series for 2011-2012 will feature five shows designed to provide a variety of entertainment to all patrons. This series offers highlights of Brass to the smooth vocals of the famous Rat Pack to the legendary sounds of master music craftsmen and side splitting laughter. Leading off is the Gaudete Brass Quintet on Oct. 11 with a special appearance by Polaris Brass from Ohio Northern University. The Gaudete Brass is devoted to presenting serious brass chamber music at the highest level of excellence and to encouraging worldwide appreciation of the art of brass chamber music through live performances, recordings, education, and the creation of new works. The quintet is committed to expanding the brass quintet repertoire by commissioning new works from

modern composers in addition to historically informed performances of Renaissance music as well as performing classic brass quintet works. They have been featured on concert series, radio broadcasts and at universities throughout the country. Next is one of the world’s most sophisticated and lasting pop vocal groups on Nov. 4. Continually selling out performing art centers and college campus venues around the world, is ROCKAPELLA. Using just five voices, they create an astonishing full-band sound making every bit as much sound as the whole “Glee” chorus. Audiences still remember their PBS kid-TV smash hit “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” and their Folgers Coffee commercial. Their appeal is popular with older audiences and still “hot” with the younger crowds. In the spring, the series continues on March 24 with the Capital Steps. Putting the MOCK in democracy, this Washington-

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based troupe of congressional staffers turned songwriters, will have you laughing from start to finish with their political and musical satire. No one does it better! Their shows are always evolving- fresh and crispy and right from the headlines. With the upcoming elections, it will be a welcomed respite from the seriousness of our times. Then returning for a command performance on April 28 is Livingston Taylor and the Fort Wayne Voices of Unity Choir. We have specially paired these two dynamos for a oncein-a-lifetime concert-only at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of NW Ohio! Livingston Taylor returns by popular demand. Having performed for over thirty years with such artists as Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett, Fleetwood Mac and Jethro Tull, he may be best known as the brother of legendary singer, James Taylor. The Voices of Unity Choir from Fort Wayne drew considerable attention last summer as Gold Medal winners in the Choir Olympics held in China. They have also sung the National Anthem for an Indianapolis Colts game and performed with famed vocalist, Roberta Flack. Director Marshall White will direct this group of young singers as they open for Livingston and then collaborate with him on some of his great Gospel songs. The Community Concert season concludes with Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack on May 12. They were style with substance, swing with swagger and a nonstop party that everyone wanted access to. Now you can experience this critically acclaimed, hugely entertaining theatrical production including recorded voiceovers made exclusively for this show by Sandy Hackett’s father, the late legendary comedian, Buddy Hackett. Frank, Sammy, Joey and Dean will come to life again as they are accompanied by the Toledo Jazz Orchestra. All five of these shows can be purchased as one package for one low price of $60 and will be available for sale to the general public on May 23. Individual tickets for each of these shows will be on sale approximately 90 days prior to concert date. For more information please visit the web site at www. or call the box office Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at 419-238NPAC (6722) or stop by the box office in person at 10700 State Route 118 S., Van Wert, during box office hours.

Tickets for the YWCA Annual Fundraiser Dinner at 4:30 p.m. on May 19 are on sale now. Rib and chicken dinners will be served. Tickets for the chicken are $7.50 and the meal includes a half BBQ chicken, potato salad, applesauce, roll and cookie. Tickets for the rib dinners are $9 and the meal includes 2-4 piece BBQ ribs, baked potato, applesauce, roll and cookie. All proceeds support the YWCA Women’s Leadership Scholarship and Fitness Programs. For more information, contact Executive Director Stacy Looser at 419-238-6639.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

“Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.”

— Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian political philosopher (born this date in 1469, died 1527)

GOP, Obama plans continue borrowing
By DAVID ESPO Associated Press WASHINGTON — It’s all but impossible to glean from the political rhetoric, but government borrowing will grow by trillions of dollars over the next decade if the budget backed by House Republicans translates into law. And by a few trillion more if President Barack Obama gets his way. Call it the unpleasant truth behind a political struggle over raising the debt limit that is expected to intensify as lawmakers return Monday from a two-week break. While polls show voters angry over the debt, and politicians support a goal of paying it down, the two principal deficit-reduction plans would merely restrain its growth for the next decade — the Republicans’ significantly more so than the president’s. To do otherwise, Congress “Today we “would have to enact poliremember cies that would produce a with money left them with the surplus,”begin retiring debt, over to said Robert Bixby, executive highest miliof the tary decoration director Coalition.anti-deficit Concord The last that our nation plus was ingovernment sur2001. For one can bestow.” to occur in the future would require “Republican spending — President Barack Obama policies and Democratic tax policies,” Bixby said, referring to GOP calls for deep program cuts, and Obama’s support for higher taxes. “Right now the two parties haven’t been able to agree on those kinds of changes.” The increase in debt woven into their budgets is not a fact that Obama, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., chairman of the House Budget Committee, or any other official chooses to trumpet. The president and most lawmakers generally avoid saying directly that government debt will rise if their budget prevails — although they are careful not to claim it won’t, either. Instead, they use similar, vaguely reassuring terms. “We have to live within our means, reduce our deficit and get back on a path that will allow us to pay down our debt,” Obama said last month as he called for $4 trillion in deficit reductions over the next dozen years. Unlike the Republicans, he favors about $1 trillion in tax increases, in addition to allowing Bushera tax cuts on upper-income households to expire. Administration officials say they have no estimates of the impact the president’s new proposals would have on the future size of the government’s debt, which now stands at nearly $14.3 trillion. The president’s original budget for 2012, unveiled last winter, would leave debt at

One Year Ago • Members of Trinity United Methodist Church held a conference on Sunday and voted overwhelmingly to proceed with the construction of a new church/community center. “Moving to the new 14.65-acre location will provide ample room for future growth,” the Rev. David Howell said. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • The team of Ryan Thompson, Kenny Feathers and David Collier took first place in the zoomania science project contest in Sandy Talboom’s fourth grade class at Franklin Elementary School. As part of the project the students made cages holding animals and wrote reports and imaginary stories and compiled booklets about the animals. • Lisa Plumpe and Janet Bruns have been selected to represent American Legion Auxiliary Colonel Jennings Post 715, Fort Jennings at the 40th annual session of Buckeye Girls State June 14-21 at Ashland College. Lisa is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Plumpe Jr. of Fort Jennings. Janet is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bruns of Ottoville. • Terry Pohlman, a senior at St. John’s High School and a Delphos Future Farmers of America member, received his State Farmer Degree at the recent FFA state convention in Columbus. Also attending the convention were chapter advisor Mike Miller and delegates Rusty Thompson, chapter president, and Dave Moenter, vice president. 50 Years Ago — 1961 • Norman Davis was elected president of Delphos Aerie No. 471 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles at an election held by the local lodge Monday. Other new officers are Clifford Coffee, vice president; Eugene Minnig, chaplain; James Stegeman, treasurer; Samuel Davis, conductor; Wilford Osting, inside guard; Jerome Klaus, outside guard, and Homer R. Roberts, three-year trustee. • Cub Scout Pack 48 held its annual “Pinewood Derby” on April 30 in the Little Theatre of St. Johns School. The winner of the first place blue ribbon was Tom Becker, representing Den 2. Finishing second was Robert Bryan of Den 5. Other winners were David Warnecke, Den 1; Alan Haunhorst, Den 3; Pat Weeden, Den 4; John Bohnlein, Den 6; and John Becker of the Webelos. • The winners in the Teen-Age Road-E-O here were announced Tuesday by Jim Dray, project chairman for the sponsoring Delphos Junior Chamber of Commerce. Edward N. Porter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert I. Porter, and Linda C. Knerr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Knerr, were the winners in the boy’s and girl’s respective divisions. Both were presented plaques in recognition of their skill as drivers and both will compete in the state contest. 75 Years Ago — 1936 • Official word was received here concerning the Northwestern Ohio district baseball tournament which is to be held in Defiance May 15-16. It is likely that two Delphos teams will compete in the meet. Father Lammers is expecting to take St. John’s High to the tourney. Principal Floyd of Jefferson High, stated that the Jefferson school officials are considering the question of entering their team. • The members of the 1917 Sewing Club were entertained Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Ray Howe, East Sixth Street. A reading, “Apple Blossoms and Johnny Appleseed,” was given by Mrs. Bart Metcalfe. In two weeks, Mrs. Brad Alexander, North Scott Street, will entertain. • The presentation of “New Fires” will be repeated Sunday evening by the Senior Class of St. John’s High School at the school auditorium. The cast includes the following: Bede Brandehoff, Helen Kaverman, Rita Stallkamp, Patricia Heyser, John Plescher, Louis Odenweller, Eva Yochum, Aimee Young, John Imholt, Mary Sendelbach, Romus Brandehoff, Robert Greiner, Mary Catherine Stallkamp, Mary Hickey and Martha Lucius.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama expressed his pride in America’s men and women in uniform, he was speaking about those who hours earlier had killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and those who six decades earlier had given their lives in the Korean War. During a somber ceremony Monday in the White House East Room, Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor posthumously on two Army privates — Anthony T. Kaho’ohanohano of Pukalani, Hawaii, and Henry Svehla of Belleville, N.J. “Today we remember them with the highest military decoration that our nation can bestow,” Obama said, describing the pair as “hometown kids who stood tall in America’s uniform.” The commander in chief also reflected on the news of bin Laden’s death at the hands of U.S. forces during a raid in Pakistan, saying “I think we can all agree this is a good day for America.” Kaho’ohanohano was in charge of a machine-gun squad with Company H, 17th Infrantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division on Sept. 1, 1951, when they were overrun by enemy forces. He ordered the squad to fall back and seek cover, then gathered up some grenades and fought the enemy alone. When his ammunition ran out, he fought them hand-tohand until he was killed. Svehla, a rifleman with Company F, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, charged enemy positions when his platoon began to falter under heavy fire on June 12, 1952. He destroyed enemy positions and inflicted heavy casualties, but when an enemy grenade landed among a group of his comrades, he threw himself on the grenade and was fatally wounded. Relatives accepted the medals on behalf of their deceased loved ones. Anthony Svehla, a nephew, said he never knew his uncle but was so inspired by the stories relatives told him that about 10 years ago he began researching Medal of Honor winners on the Internet and contacted his congressman. His uncle had received a Distinguished Service Cross — as did Kaho’ohanohano — but Anthony Svehla said he thought his uncle deserved a higher level of recognition and pressed for it. “We feel very honored and proud today that my uncle received this medal,” he said afterward.

Court to hear US passport dispute over Jerusalem
By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press The Obama administration agrees with its predecessor. When the high court hears arguments in the fall, the issues will be whether the congressional directive impermissibly interferes with the president’s power, and whether the courts should play any role in the dispute between Congress and the president. The State Department’s longstanding policy has been to refrain from expressing a view about Jerusalem’s status, despite the congressional action as well as Israel’s assertion of sovereignty over all of Jerusalem and declaration of the city as its capital. Israel’s victory in the 1967 Six-Day War brought the entire city under Israeli control. The U.S., which keeps its embassy in Tel Aviv, and most nations do not recognize Jerusalem as the capital and say the city’s status should be resolved in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Ari Zivotofsky, the boy’s father, said in an interview in Israel that he considers Jerusalem part of Israel. “As a U.S. citizen and a resident of Israel, I find it a little bit strange that the U.S. doesn’t recognize Israeli sovereignty

$27.6 trillion at the end of the decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The administration itself put the figure at $26.3 trillion. “The House Republicans’ budget reduces government spending by $6.2 trillion over the next decade and puts the budget on a path to balance in the years ahead,” Ryan wrote on the panel’s website, a theme that is similar to the one Obama struck. Congressional Budget Office figures, however, show that if Ryan’s plan were put into law, there still would be new borrowing each year and government’s debt would total $23.1 trillion at the end of 2021. The House Republicans’ plan relies on repealing the year-old health care law, as well as deep cuts in Medicaid and domestic programs. Its most controversial provision, phasing out Medicare as it now exists, would not begin for 10 years and has no impact on debt in the current decade. The GOP plan would generate about $4 trillion less debt than Obama’s budget envisions over the decade. Republicans point out that unlike Obama’s plan, theirs would quickly begin shrinking the debt as a percentage of the overall economy. Even so, debt would rise by nearly $9 trillion in 10 years.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear an appeal from an American born in Jerusalem over whether he can have Israel listed as his birthplace on his passport even though U.S. policy does not recognize the oncedivided city as belonging to Israel. The court is stepping into a case that mixes the thorny politics of the Middle East and a fight between Congress and the president over primacy in foreign policy. The justices will review an appeals court ruling against Jerusalem-born Menachem Zivotofsky and his parents, U.S.-born Jews who moved to Israel in 2000. They filed a lawsuit after State Department officials refused to list Israel as Menachem’s birthplace. The boy was born in a Jerusalem hospital in October 2002, shortly after Congress directed, in a federal law, that Americans born in Jerusalem may have Israel listed as their place of birth. But the Bush administration said Congress may not tell the president what to do regarding this aspect of foreign relations.

Weak dollar gives US factories strong lift in ’11
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER Associated Press WASHINGTON — The nation’s manufacturing sector has expanded this year at the fastest pace in a quarter-century, boosted by a weak dollar that has made U.S. goods cheap overseas. Strong factory production could help the economy rebound after experiencing weak growth in the first three months of this year. But the construction industry is struggling and manufacturing won’t drive enough job growth by itself. Rising prices are also threatening many companies’ profit margins. The Institute for Supply Management said Monday that manufacturing activity expanded in April for the 21st straight month. While the trade group’s index dipped to 60.4, it’s down only slightly from the previous two months. And February’s reading of 61.4 was the fastest expansion in nearly seven years. Any reading above 50 signals growth. “In April, there was no meaningful slowdown in what has become the most important sector in the economy,“ said Dan Greenhaus, economic strategist at Miller Tabak. The index has topped 60 in every month this year, the best four-month stretch in 27 years, said David Resler, an economist at Nomura Securities. Companies are buying more industrial machinery, heavy equipment, and computers, spurring much of the growth in factory output. And consumers are buying more cars, helping the beleaguered U.S. auto industry recover after General Motors and Chrysler declared bankruptcy two years ago. Another reason for the growth is the falling dollar. It has declined 8 percent in value this year against a basket of six other currencies. That helped fuel a 7.8 percent rise in exports in the first three months of this year. A weaker dollar makes U.S. goods cheaper overseas, and imports more expensive in the U.S. The manufacturing sector has expanded in every month but one since the recession ended in June 2009. Still, it represents only about 11 percent of U.S. economic activity and can only do so much to lift the broader economy. Paul Ashworth, an economist at Capital Economics, said the manufacturing index

over Jerusalem, and certainly the western half, where the hospital is located,” he said. “Jerusalem is subject to dispute as to its future status. Its current status seems to me pretty clear. When the U.S. government mails its consular officials mail, they mail it to Jerusalem, Israel,” he said. Had Menachem been born in Tel Aviv, the State Department would have issued a passport listing his place of birth as Israel. The regular practice for recording the birth of a U.S. citizen abroad is to list the country where it occurred. But the department’s guide tells consular officials, “For a person born in Jerusalem, write Jerusalem as the place of birth in the passport.” Israel’s supporters in Congress have long objected to the official position on Jerusalem. In 1995, Congress essentially adopted the Israeli position, saying the U.S. should recognize a united Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Then in 2002, lawmakers passed new provisions urging the president to take steps to move the embassy to Jerusalem and allowing Americans born in Jerusalem to have their place of birth listed as Israel.

is at levels that are historically consistent with economic growth at about 5 percent. But growth is likely to be much weaker than that because of subpar activity in other areas. The home-building industry is on pace to suffer the worst two years for newhome sales since the government began keeping records in 1963. The service sector is recovering at a sluggish pace. Consumers are spending more after getting a cut in Social Security payroll taxes, but most of the extra money is going toward higher priced gas and food. “That just shows you the gap between manufacturing and the rest of the economy,” Ashworth said. Builders did break ground on more hotels, office buildings and factories in March, lifting U.S. construction spending for the first time in four months. The increase is partly a bounce-back from weather-related declines in January and February. Still, even with the gain, construction spending stood at a seasonally adjusted annual rate $786.9 billion — just half the $1.5 trillion pace that economists view as healthy. Many economists say it could take four years for construction to fully recover.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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TODAY 6 p.m. — Weight Watchers meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 211 E. Third St. 7 p.m. — Delphos Coon and Sportsman’s Club meets. 7:30 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. - noon — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St., Kalida. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 11:45 a.m. — Rotary Club meets at the Delphos Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Kiwanis Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. Delphos Civil Service Commission meets at Municipal Building. 7:30 p.m. — Hope Lodge 214 Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Temple, North Main Street. 9 p.m. — Fort Jennings Lions Club meets at the Outpost Restaurant. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is be open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Ladies Club, Trinity United Methodist Church. 7 p.m. — Delphos Emergency Medical Service meeting, EMS building, Second Street. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos Chapter 23, Order of Eastern Star, meets at the Masonic Temple, North Main Street.


It is almost Mother’s Day again. For some it will be their first as a new mom — welcome to the club. I thought it would be a good time to reflect on what it means to be a mom. Being a mother means getting used to sticky fingerprints on your windows and nose prints on mirrors (that might just be me, when Joe was little he was always trying to figure out what was going on inside the mirror, on the edges where we couldn’t see). Someday they won’t be there anymore and it will always seem like something is missing. It means that when you see a snotty nose you no longer cringe and walk away. You now will feel it is your mission to wipe that nose clean. It means that whenever you hear the word “Mom” screamed you will turn around, no matter where you are, even if your kids aren’t with you. It means no matter how eclectic and trendy your music tastes used to be, you will find yourself singing “I’ve got a pig on my head” along to a Laurie Berkner CD because it has a really catchy tune — even when your kids aren’t in the car. It means that you will sit in the hot sun for an hour cheering on your son’s T-ball

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team even though he is more interested in filling his glove with dirt and pouring it on his shoes and you will still walk away thinking he is destined for the major leagues. It means that getting vegetables into your child’s body will now take the strategic planning and the cunning skills of a master magician and despite all your hard work your child will still turn up his nose and say “this tastes funny.” It means learning to stifle your fashion sense because no matter how cute the outfit you choose, they will insist on wearing orange rain boots and a spaghetti stained T-shirt that no longer fits them when you are trying to take a picture to send to grandma and grandpa, prompting them to call around to try and get all their friends to send you their grandkids hand-me-downs. It means accepting that having a “clean house” only lasts from the time you finish cleaning until the time you put all your cleaning supplies away. It means that you will finally achieve your dream of becoming the center of attention — at least at the grocery store — mainly because, yes, that is your child who has just flung himself on the floor

of the cereal aisle screaming louder than a tornado siren because you won’t buy him a box of cocoa puffs, gasping between sobs “you… never… buy… me… ANYTHING!” It means that your artistic eye, which you used to critically assess works of art found in museums, now finds that none of those works can compare to the soggy glitter covered construction paper heart that was given to you by a smiling pre-schooler with glue in his hair. Most of all you will find out that when we talk of the “gift of life,” we aren’t talking about what you gave to your child; we are talking about what your child gave to you. Congratulations on this day and every day, enjoy every bit of it. Happy Mother’s Day! Dr. Celeste Lopez graduated cum laude from The University of Utah College of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency training at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. She is certified with The American Board of Pediatrics since 1992. Dr. Lopez moved her practice, Wishing Well Pediatrics, to Delphos and is located at 154 W. Third Street. She is the proud mother of an 11-year-old son.

The American Red Cross Blood Drive held Tuesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall netted 51 units. 9 more than the goal. Four donors received pins including Mary A Watkins, 1 gallon.; Jeff Bockey, 3 gallons; Jack A. Wiechart, 7 gallons; and Jerry Suever, 11 gallons.

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involved in baseball, golf and Habitat for Humanity. — Samantha Dulle, Fort Jennings, was awarded the Achievement Scholarship. The daughter of Dennis and Deb Dulle and Kathy Kuhbander is a student at Fort Jennings High School and involved with scholastic bowl, pep band, track, theater and the senior class play.

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By Kirk Dougal Times Bulletin Editor CONVOY - The Jefferson Wildcats ran into a a tough Crestview squad on Monday night and found out just why the Lady Knights are leading the Northwest Conference softball race with a perfect league record. Delphos struggled with mental and physical errors on their way to an 11-1, runshortened loss. With the win, the Knights go to 12-4 overall and 7-0 in the league. The Wildcats fall to 4-9, 2-4. Madison Preston was in the circle for Crestview and she started out the game by striking out four of the first five Jefferson batters she faced. Only Chelsey Fischer broke up the string when she drove a ground ball through the hall into left field with two outs in the first inning. The Knights’ bats, on the other hand, were not silent as they took advantage of control problems and mental errors to crack the scoreboard right away. In the bottom of the opening frame, Taylor Hamrick walked and was followed by a Danica Hicks infield single and a Jessica Burger walk to load the bases with no one out. Following a strikeout, Kirstin Hicks singled to right to score two runs and Preston closed out the scoring by driving in Burger with her own single. After one, Crestview led 3-0. In the second, Taylor Springer led off the bottom of the inning with a double off the rightfield wall. After Hamrick flew out to left, Danica Hicks drove a fly deep to center where Fallon Van Dyke caught the ball on the warning track for the second out. Springer tagged at second and came all the way around to score on the play, however. Burger then came to the plate and promptly launched a no-doubt home run to left to make the score 5-0. In the third, Madison Etzler hit a one out line drive to center. Van Dyke bobbled the ball


Minster takes measure of Jennings

Fast start lifts T-Birds by Grove boys
By Dave Boninsegna The Delphos Herald COLUMBUS GROVE — A fast start by the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds led to a Northwest Conference victory over the Columbus Grove Bulldogs Monday night in baseball action. The Tbirds tallied two runs in the first inning and three in the second on their way to a 14-5 win. Brandon Benroth went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs batted in for the Bulldogs. Austin Stolly had a 2-for-4 evening with a pair of RBIs and Trevor Kottenbrock was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and an RBI for the T-Birds. Kyle O’Dowd (3 RBIs), Cody McCullough (2 RBIs) and Billy Taflinger each added two hits for the T-Birds (13-4). Sam Huffman had two RBIs. The T-Birds got the scoring started in the first inning when Mike Snider tripled home a run, scoring Kottenbrock (single), and later scored on an O’Dowd sacrifice to make it 2-0 after a half of an inning. LCC began the second by getting the first three batters aboard (Taflinger single, Dylan Fischer run-scoring double, Joey Levers single) before the first out was recorded. Stolly doubled home a run and Kottenbrock brought one in a batter later; after the dust had cleared and the final out was made, the guests had a 5-0 advantage. The Bulldogs got a run across in their half of the second after Ryan Birkemeier led off the inning with a base-onballs, took second on a Zack Barrientes bunt and scored on a Trey Roney rocket shot to right with one out. Although the Thunderbirds wouldn’t score in the third, they sent nine batters to the plate in the fourth, scoring four times. O’Dowd had a 2-run single and McCullough an RBI single. A wild pitch allowed a 7-1 game for the T-Birds. Grove committed three errors in the inning, making it a 9-1 contest. The home team (8-8) would make things close in the fifth as they crossed the plate four times. Gavin Windau reached on a 1-out walk and Brady Shafer on an error. After Blake Hoffman walked to load the bases, Benroth doubled home two and later scored on a Matt Jay sacrifice. Birkmeier added an RBI later and all of a sudden, it was a 9-5 contest. However, that proved to be short-lived as the visitors tacked on five more in the sixth as they hit around the batting order. Six consecutive Thunderbird batters reached, highlighted by a 2-run single by Huffman and Stolly’s second run batted in of the game. Lima Central Catholic took a 14-5 lead into the bottom of the sixth. O’Dowd, in relief, retired the last six Bulldog batters they faced to seal up the victory. Travis Clark picked up the win for LCC. He allowed five runs on four hits with

Jefferson sophomore Fallon Van Dyke comes up with a snow-cone catch of a fly ball hit by a Crestview batter Monday afternoon at the Crestview Athletic Complex in Convoy. The host Lady Knights hammered the Wildcats 11-1 in NWC softball. and Etzler never stopped until on only one hit in the fourth she reached second. The throw and fifth innings. The sixth got away from the second frame would see the end of baseman for a second error on the game, however, as Danica the play and Etzler ended up at Hicks led off with a walk and third. Holly Genth then bunted Burger followed with a single. for a single, scoring Etzler and Following a strikeout, Kirstin ending up at second when the Hicks reached on a error by throw to first got away for the Jefferson shortstop, loadthe fourth Jefferson error in ing the bases. Angie Pierce the inning. Springer followed walked to drive in one run with another double, off the and Etzler hit a sacrifice fly centerfield fence this time, and to center to drive in a second. Genth crossed the plate for a Genth was struck by a pitch to load the bases again and 7-0 lead. Preston continued to roll one more time it was Springer through the Wildcat lineup coming through. She laced a before she was lifted after single to the outfield, scoring the fourth inning. Jefferson’s both Hicks and Pierce to end best offensive effort of the the game. Crestview coach Owen day came in the fifth inning as Kirstin Hicks took to the Pugh happy with the way circle. Paige Ricker, Rostorfer Preston pitched and with the and Van Dyke all singled to way his team took advantage start the inning with Ricker of game situations. “I wanted to throw her scoring on the last hit. But after a pop-up to short, Van three or four innings and that Dyke was picked off of first way she will be ready for by a throw and then a strikeout tomorrow night, too. She had a real nice game tonight,” ended the rally. Taylor Branham settled Pugh noted. “You’ve got to down in the circle for Delphos take what the other team gives and sat down the Knights you and we did that. We had

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a nice pick off move down to first and I liked the way the rightfielder was hustling in to back up, just like we are supposed to. Hopefully we can just keep going. We just need the weather to straighten out.” “We struggled with the hitting,” said Jefferson coach Dave Wollenhaupt. “We’ve been up and down lately. We’ve had games where we’ve hit the ball well lately but we didn’t adjust real well to Crestview’s pitching tonight. I think it was a little bit of nerves. You get off the bus and you walk in knowing what the Crestview tradition is. We gave a up a couple of things early, not necessarily errors but mental blunders, where Crestview runs the bases well enough that they are going to take a base on you when they can. Then we made a couple of base running mistakes in the inning when we did score and we’ve got to be able to correct those mistakes. I think my kids are getting stronger and getting smarter with some things that they are doing. They’re coming along; Taylor’s pitching is coming along. If we can get a little more consistent on the hitting from night to night, we’ll see where we can go from there.” Crestview was led by Springer’s three hits, including two doubles, and three RBIs. Etzler and Burger also had two hits with the latter hit the big solo shot. Preston picked up the win for the Knights, going four innings and allowing no runs on one hit, seven strikeouts and only one walk. Kirstin Hicks pitched the final two innings, giving up one earned run on three hits while striking out two batters. Branham took the loss, going 5 2/3 innings, giving up 11 runs, seven earned, on 11 hits six walks and two strikeouts. Jefferson hosts Ada 5 p.m. Thursday.


Jefferson 000 010 - 1 4 5 Crestview 322 004 - 11 11 1 2B - (C) Springer 2 HR - (C) Burger.

four strikeouts and four walks. O’Dowd worked the final two innings as he didn’t allow a run on no hits. Trent Reed (2-2) took the loss for Grove. He allowed nine runs, six earned, with two strikeouts and three walks. Roney (5 runs, 2 earned, four hits, four walks) and Brady Shafer (0 runs, 0 hits, one strikeout) worked 2/3 of an inning.

Titans punish Lady Green OTTOVILLE — OttawaGlandorf’s softball team scored in all five innings to bounce host Ottoville 11-1 in non-league action Monday. Kylee Pothast got the win for the Lady Titans, throwing a 1-hitter, fanning five and walking one. Mackenzie Martin took the loss for the Lady Green; she gave up seven hits but four errors didn’t help matters. Ottoville visits Antwerp 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Ott.-Glan. 3 2 3 2 1 - 11 7 0 Ottoville 0 0 0 10- 114 WP: Kylee Pothast; LP: Mackenzie Martin. 2B: Kreinbrink (OG), Heatherman (OG).

Redskin starter Caleb Coil in a 4-1 loss. Coil scattered four hits, fanning nine and walking three. Adam Von Sossan gave up seven hits, fanning two and walking two, as the visitors improved to 11-5 (4-1 WBL). Elida hosts Celina tonight.
Wapak 010 030 0-471 Elida 100 000 0-141 WP: Caleb Coil; LP: Adam Von Sossan. HR: Dusty Gerlach (W). RBIS: Wapak - Gerlach(1), Stoll(1); Elida Mackenzie Hampshire(1).


LCC ab-r-h-rbi Stolly ss 4-1-2-2, Kottenbrock cf 4-1-2-1, Snider c 4-2-1-1, O’Dowd 1b/p 4-2-1-3, Duffy ph 1-0-0-0, McCullough 3b 4-1-2-2, Taflinger dh 3-1-2-0, Clark p/1b 1-0-0-0, Fischer 2b 3-2-1-0, Levers lf 4-2-2-0, Huffman rf 4-2-1-2. Totals 36-14-14-11. Columbus Grove ab-r-h-rbi Hoffman cf 2-1-0-0, Graham ph 1-0-0-0, Benroth 2b 4-1-2-2, Jay c 3-00-1, Birkemeier 3b 1-1-1-1, Barrientes ss 3-0-0-0, Jennell 1b 2-0-0-0, Wolf 1b 1-0-0-0, Roney dh/p 3-0-1-1, Windau rf 1-0-0-0, Vorst ph 1-1-0-0, Shafer lf 3-1-0-0. Totals 25-5-5-5. Score by Innings: Lima Cent.Cath. 2 3 0 4 0 5 0 - 14 14 1 Columbus Gr. 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 – 5 5 6 IP R ER BB K LCC Clark (W) 5 5 5 4 4 O’Dowd 2 0 0 0 0 Columbus Grove Trent Reed (L, 2-2) 5.2 9 8 2 2 Roney 0.2 5 5 3 0 Shafer 0.2 0 0 1 1

FORT JENNINGS — Fort Jennings left the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning after scoring only one run Monday night at Fort Jennings Village Park. Minster made them pay dearly, erupting for eight runs in the second en route to a 12-1 5-inning baseball rout on a gray afternoon. The Musketeers (5-5) were scheduled to play Ayersville but the Pilots rescheduled a league game, with Minster willing to pinch-hit. The Wildcats (12-7) left the bases juiced in the first inning on a 2-out hit (Adam Niemeyer) and consecutive walks (Craig Purpus and Mitch Poeppelman) but southpaw Cody Warnecke got out of the inning with no runs. The Musketeers got their sole run in the home half against Wildcat starter Austin Knapke (4 innings, 3 hits, 1 earned run, 1 free pass, 3 Ks). Brad Trentman was hit by a pitch and Kurt Warnecke singled to center. An error on a Nolan Neidert bouncer allowed Trentman to score. Jared Calvelage blooped a single to right to load them up but Knapke retired the next three batters, two via strikeout, to end the threat with no more damage. “That was big right there. That was the key to the game,” Musketeer coach Jeff Swick explained. “If we get a couple more runs there, you figure that things were going to be different. You don’t know for sure but that was an opportunity wasted. Overall, we didn’t hit the ball poorly but some of the hardest-hit balls were right at people and Minster made some nice plays.” Minster sent 12 to the plate in the second, chasing Warnecke (5 hits, 4 bases-onballs, 7 runs, 6 earned) after the first seven batters reached base (for Trentman). They compiled six hits, including a 2-run shot round-tripper to right field by Poeppelman in greeting Trentman, a 2-run double by Chase Paxson and a 2-run knock by Devon Poeppelman, as well as two walks and two Musketeer errors. When it was all over, the Wildcats led 8-1. “We didn’t get off well, leaving the bases loaded in the first. The second, we continued the improvement we have shown this year at the plate,” Minster mentor Mike Wyss noted. “We were hitting the ball hard; even our outs were ‘loud’. Earlier in the year, we weren’t doing that; we have gotten much better at putting the ball in play and forcing defenses to make plays to get us out.” The visitors made it 12-1 in the third, sending eight to the dish. Four more hits, including a 2-run rip by M. Poeppelman and a RBI single

by Brett Meiring, as well as two walks and an error, did the damage. The Musketeers hit the ball well in the third but got nothing to show for it. Kurt Warnecke lined out hard to shortstop for the first out. Neidert singled to left center and after Calvelage also lined out hard to short, Tyler Good was plunked. However, Cody Warnecke bounced out to end that threat. The visitors also left the bases loaded in the fourth against Austin Norbeck: leadoff double (Ryan Hoying) and a balk and walks to Paxson (1 out) and Purpus (2 outs), Norbeck got aboard with a 2-out free pass in the home half. Nick Verhoff only gave up a leadoff walk to pinch-hitter Knapke in the fifth. “The one thing we talked about before the game was not giving them any free at-bats; with the way Minster hits the ball, you want to make them earn everything and we didn’t do that tonight,” Swick added. “We have a day off before we play PCL games Wednesday and Friday and we just have to get better. We’ll work on some things with our pitchers; we threw Cody today as a set-up for our tournament game Saturday. We got what we wanted out of Austin and Nick as well.” The hosts tried to keep it going in the fifth against reliever Purpus, loading the bases with two outs on a walk to Calvelage, a single to right by Good (with an error on the play allowing the runners to move up a base) and a baseon-balls to Cody Warnecke, but Verhoff was retired to end the contest. “Austin has given us several good starts in a row. He didn’t have as good of command of his curveball today as he should have but he still did a nice job; he had good defense behind him, too,” Wyss added. Minster visits Versailles today, while Jennings is at Columbus Grove 5 p.m. Wednesday.

MINSTER (12) ab-r-h-rbi Devon Poeppelman ss 3-2-12, Chase Paxson lf 3-2-2-2, Adam Niemeyer 1b 3-1-2-1, Doug Huber 1b 1-0-0-0, Craig Purpus 2b/p 2-2-1-1, Mitch Poeppelman cf 2-2-2-4, Drew Elson rf 1-0-0-0, Ryan Bernhold dh 3-00-0, Austin Knapke p/ph/2b 0-0-0-0, Ben Heitbrink c 1-1-1-0, Rob Wente c 1-0-0-0, Brett Meiring 3b 4-1-2-1, Ryan Hoying rf/cf 3-1-1-0. Totals 27-12-1211. FORT JENNINGS (1) ab-r-h-rbi Brad Trentman cf/p 2-1-0-0, Kurt Warnecke 3b/ss 3-0-1-0, Nolan Niedert lf/cf/1b 3-0-1-0, Jared Calvelage c 2-0-1-0, Tyler Good rf 2-0-1-0, Cody Warnecke p/lf 2-0-0-0, Nick Verhoff dh/3b/p 3-0-0-0, Ryan Schuerman 2b 2-0-0-0, Austin Norbeck ss/p 1-0-0-0. Totals 20-1-4-0. Score by Innings: Minster 0 8 4 0 0 - 12 Ft. Jennings 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 E: C. Warnecke 2, Niemeyer, Elson, Good; LOB: Minster 9, Fort Jennings 9; 2B: Paxson, Niemeyer, Hoying; HR: M. Poeppelman. MINSTER Knapke (W, 2-0) 5.0 3 1 1 1 3 Purpus 1.0 1 0 0 2 0 FORT JENNINGS C. Warnecke (L, 2-2) 1.0 5 7 6 4 1 Trentman 2.0 6 5 5 2 0 Norbeck 1.0 1 0 0 2 3 Verhoff 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 C. Warnecke pitched to 7 batters in the second HBP: Trentman (by Knapke), Good (by Knapke); Balk: Norbeck.

Elida 002 010 0-373 Wayne Tr. 1 0 5 0 0 1 x - 7 8 1 WP: Kaleigh Young; LP: Aryanne Brown (0-6). 2B: Aryanne Brown (E), Emilie Linder (W), Kelsey Heck (W). HR: JoEllen Fickel (W). Multiple Hits: Elida - Lindsay Peters 2, Jessica Guerrero 2; Wayne Trace - Emilie Linder 2, Kelsey Heck 2. RBIs: Elida - Lindsey Peters 2; Wayne Trace JoEllen Fickel 3, Kelsey Heck 2.

----Coil scattered 4 hits vs. Elida ELIDA — The Elida baseball team, which was scheduled to host Fairview Monday night, instead got Wapakoneta in a Western Buckeye League make-up game at Ed Sandy Memorial Field. Outside of the first inning, the Bulldogs (7-11, 2-5 WBL) didn’t get much against

----Raiders bounce Lady ’Dawgs HAVILAND — Wayne Trace rode the pitching of Kaleigh Young to down Elida 7-3 in non-league softball action Monday in Haviland. Young limited the Lady Bulldogs (3-11) to seven hits, walking three and fanning seven. Aryanne Brown (0-6) took the loss for the Bulldogs (8 hits, 6 earned runs, 3 Ks, 1 walk) as Wayne Trace improves to 8-4. Elida visits Celina tonight.

--Wildcats batter Archers ANTWERP – Kalida came out swinging Monday as they downed Antwerp 11-1 in nonleague baseball road action. The Wildcats (8-3) scored three runs in the first and second innings and finished the game with a 5-run fourth. Nick Guisinger (2-0) allowed a first inning run to the Archers. He scattered four hits. Guisinger had two doubles for Kalida with two RBI and Logan Recker had two singles and two RBIs. Paul Utendorf had two singles for the Wildcats. Kalida is at Allen East today.
Kalida 330 50 – 11 10 2 Antwerp 100 00 – 1 4 3 WP-Guisinger (2-0). LP-Coleman.

Pirates sweep Lancers BLUFFTON — Both Lincolnview’s baseball and softball units trekked to Bluffton for NWC clashes Monday night. Both came home on the wrong end of the score. In baseball, the Pirates (103, 4-1 NWC) rode the 3-hitter of Nathan Cheney to a 4-1 victory. Clayton Longstreth only surrendered five hits for the visitors. On the softball diamond, the Lady Pirates (9-5, 4-1 NWC) held off a late Lancer surge for a 6-5 victory. Three Lady Lancer miscues hurt that effort as they outhit the hosts 8-6. The Lancer baseballers (4-7, 1-4 NWC) host Continental tonight, while the Lady Lancers host Columbus Grove 5 p.m. Thursday.
Lincolnview 0 0 0 000 1-130 Bluffton 101 011 x-450 WP: Nathan Cheney; LP: Clayton Longstreth. 2B: Clayton Longstreth (L), Tyler Belcher (B). SOFTBALL Lincolnview 2 1 0 000 2-583 Bluffton 140 100 x-660


The Associated Press NL WASHINGTON — Tom Gorzelanny allowed only three hits in eight sharp innings against a struggling San Francisco lineup and Michael Morse and Jerry Hairston Jr. drove in runs for Washington, helping the Nationals beat the Giants 2-0 Monday on Military Appreciation Night. Gorzelanny (1-2) hadn’t lasted eight innings in a game since Aug. 12, 2007. Drew Storen pitched the ninth for his sixth save in six chances, closing out a game that took just 2 hours, 2 minutes — the fastest 9-inning game in the majors this season, according to STATS LLC. Madison Bumgarner (0-5) retired Washington’s first 12 batters and didn’t allow an earned run but wound up with the loss because of two unearned runs in the seventh, his last inning. He allowed four hits. The World Series champions were shut out for the third time in their last six games, including twice during this series, when Washington took 3-of-4. San Francisco has lost eight of its last 11, scoring 23 runs in that span. Dodgers 5, Cubs 2 LOS ANGELES — Andre Ethier extended his hitting streak to 28 games with an infield single that capped a 3-run fifth inning for Los Angeles. Clayton Kershaw (3-3) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs and eight hits, including


Alfonso Soriano’s major leagueleading 11th homer leading off the seventh. The 23-year-old left-hander struck out four and did not walk a batter for the first time in seven starts this season. Vicente Padilla pitched a perfect eighth and Jonathan Broxton did likewise in the ninth for his sixth save in seven attempts. Ethier, halfway to the record 56-game streak Joe DiMaggio had in 1941, is three games shy of the Dodgers’ franchise record, set by Willie Davis in 1969. James Russell (1-4) gave up five runs — four earned — and six hits over 4 2/3 innings for the Cubs. Marlins 6, Cardinals 5 ST. LOUIS — Mike Stanton hit a tying home run in the fifth inning and tripled and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth to lift Florida. Gaby Sanchez ended Kyle Lohse’s 22-inning scoreless inning streak with his first grand slam, also Florida’s major league-leading third of the year. Edward Mujica (3-1) allowed a walk in two scoreless innings and Leo Nunez finished for his 10th save in 10 tries after the Cardinals put two men on in the ninth. The Marlins improved to 18-9 — the franchise’s best start — and are tied with the Phillies for the NL East lead. Mitchell Boggs (0-2) allowed Stanton’s triple in the eighth to

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The Associated Press CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) Monday’s Results Atlanta 103, Chicago 95, Atlanta leads series 1-0 Dallas 96, L.A. Lakers 94, Dallas leads series 1-0 Today’s Games


The Associated Press CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) Monday’s Result Boston 3, Philadelphia 2, OT, Boston leads series 2-0 Today’s Games Washington at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m., Tampa Bay leads


Boston at Miami, 7 p.m., Miami leads series 1-0 Memphis at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m., Memphis leads series 1-0 Wednesday’s Games Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

Mavs rally to stun Lakers in Game 1
By GREG BEACHAM The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — When Kobe Bryant drained a 3-pointer to put the Los Angeles Lakers up by 16 points in the second half, nobody would have been surprised if the Dallas Mavericks packed it in. After all, these perennial underachievers aren’t exactly known for their playoff tenacity. Their stirring comeback against the 2-time defending champions showed that Dirk Nowitzki and his Mavs just might be capable of creating whole new reputations this spring. Nowitzki scored 28 points and hit two go-ahead free throws with 19.5 seconds left, Jason Kidd forced a crucial turnover moments later and the Mavericks escaped with a 96-94 victory in Game 1 on Monday night when Bryant missed two late chances to steal it back for the Lakers. Jason Terry scored 15 points and Nowitzki had 14 rebounds for the Mavericks, who erased that huge thirdquarter deficit before the dramatic finish to the perennial playoff teams’ first postseason meeting in 23 years. The Mavericks trailed 92-87 with 3:32 to play but finished on a 9-2 run. “I thought we did a great job hanging in there,” Nowitzki said. “It wasn’t looking good but we talked about in the huddle. Just stick with it, try to get some stops, don’t turn the ball over and get a shot up every time. Just at least give ourselves a chance to make it.” They made it, all right — but only when Bryant, who scored 21 of his 36 points in the second half, couldn’t provide his usual late-game heroics. After Nowitzki’s free throws gave Dallas its first lead of the second half, Bryant fell down while trying to get past Kidd to collect the ball from Pau Gasol with 5 seconds to play. After one free throw by Kidd, Bryant missed a catch-and-shoot 3-pointer off the back rim just before the buzzer. “I think they always had hope,” Bryant said of the Mavs. “They’re in the second round. They’re here to play. I don’t really see it as a big deal. We’ve got to improve.” Game 2 is Wednesday night at Staples Center. Gasol had 15 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for the second-seeded Lakers, who lost their second straight Game 1 after winning six straight openers over the previous two seasons. Their loss to New Orleans two weeks ago was much more surprising than this loss to the playoff-tested Mavs but the Lakers’ lack of poise down the stretch should be scary to anybody anticipating a threepeat. Lakers coach Phil Jackson blamed the loss on one stretch of awful basketball: Right after Los Angeles completed a 21-2 run spanning halftime to take a 60-44 lead on Bryant’s 3, Dallas made a 20-6 run. Terry scored 13 points in the first half to lead the Mavs’ reserves, who outscored Los Angeles’ bench 40-25. But the Lakers took a 53-44 halftime lead with a 14-2 run that included four points in the final 0.7 seconds. Terry got too close to Lamar Odom’s last-ditch heave from halfcourt right before the buzzer, and Odom — who finished with 15 points — made three free throws. Nowitzki then got a technical foul for throwing an aggressive elbow under the hoop while scrapping with Ron Artest, and Bryant hit a final free throw. Both teams put aside the ugliness of their ejectionfilled meeting on March 31 while preparing for the franchises’ first postseason meeting since the 1988 Western Conference finals. Jackson and Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban declined to rekindle their history of mutual sniping in the media, instead praising each other in recent days. Both clubs finished off their first-round series in six games after splitting the first four. The Lakers took control against the Hornets after the opening stunner, while the Mavericks bounced back admirably after blowing a 23-point lead in a Game 4 loss to Portland.

The Associated Press National League East Division W L Pct GB Florida 18 9 .667 — Philadelphia 18 9 .667 — Atlanta 15 15 .500 4 1/2 Washington 14 14 .500 4 1/2 New York 12 16 .429 6 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 16 13 .552 — Cincinnati 14 14 .500 1 1/2 Pittsburgh 14 15 .483 2 Milwaukee 13 15 .464 2 1/2 Chicago 12 16 .429 3 1/2 Houston 11 17 .393 4 1/2 West Division W L Pct GB Colorado 17 9 .654 — Los Angeles 15 15 .500 4 San Francisco 13 15 .464 5 Arizona 12 15 .444 5 1/2 San Diego 11 18 .379 7 1/2 ——— Monday’s Results Washington 2, San Francisco 0 Atlanta 6, Milwaukee 2 Houston at Cincinnati, ppd., rain Florida 6, St. Louis 5 Pittsburgh 4, San Diego 3 L.A. Dodgers 5, Chicago Cubs 2 Today’s Games Washington (L.Hernandez 3-2) at Philadelphia (Hamels 3-1), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Happ 1-4) at Cincinnati (Leake 3-0), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 1-0) at Atlanta (Hanson 3-3), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 1-0) at N.Y. Mets (Dickey 1-3), 7:10 p.m. Florida (Ani.Sanchez 1-1) at St. Louis (McClellan 4-0), 8:15 p.m. Colorado (De La Rosa 4-0) at Arizona (J.Saunders 0-3), 9:40 p.m. Pittsburgh (Karstens 2-1) at San Diego (Latos 0-4), 10:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 1-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 2-1), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Houston (An.Rodriguez 0-0) at Cincinnati (T.Wood 1-3), 12:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 3-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 2-2), 3:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Correia 4-2) at San Diego (Richard 1-2), 6:35 p.m. Washington (Marquis 3-0) at Philadelphia (Worley 1-0), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Greinke 0-0) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 3-2), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 2-3) at N.Y. Mets (Capuano 2-2), 7:10 p.m.


series 2-0 Vancouver at Nashville, 9 p.m., series tied 1-1 Wednesday’s Games Washington at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston, 7 p.m. San Jose at Detroit, 8 p.m., San Jose leads series 2-0

The Associated Press PRO FOOTBALL MINNEAPOLIS — With its players again barred from work, the NFL told a federal appeals court the fight over whether the lockout is legal won’t get in the way of the 2011 season. The rest of the labor fight? That’s anyone’s guess. The league filed an 18-page brief with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis, arguing that the lockout should remain in effect permanently while appeals play out. The appeals court put U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson’s order lifting the 45-day lockout on hold temporarily last week. The owners reinstated the lockout a few hours later and want a more permanent stay of Nelson’s order so they can argue that it should be overturned altogether. BOSTON — Dave Duerson, a former NFL player who committed suicide in February, had “moderately-advanced” brain damage related to blows to the head, according to the researcher who made the diagnosis. The findings were announced as part of an effort conducted by the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University’s School of Medicine. The CSTE Brain Bank has the brains of more than 70 athletes and military veterans, with football players comprising more than half of the athletes. The body of Duerson, who was 50, was found in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., on Feb. 17. He left a note asking that his brain be given to the NFL’s Brain Bank. He shot himself in the chest, “presumably” to preserve his brain for study, reported Chris Nowinski, co-director of the CSTE. PRO BASKETBALL SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Kings and the NBA gave Sacramento one last chance to


Florida (Vazquez 2-2) at St. Louis (Carpenter 0-2), 8:15 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 3-2) at Arizona (Enright 1-2), 9:40 p.m. ----American League East Division W L Pct GB New York 17 9 .654 — Tampa Bay 15 13 .536 3 Baltimore 13 14 .481 4 1/2 Boston 13 15 .464 5 Toronto 13 15 .464 5 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 19 8 .704 — Kansas City 15 13 .536 4 1/2 Detroit 12 17 .414 8 Chicago 11 19 .367 9 1/2 Minnesota 9 18 .333 10 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 16 13 .552 — Texas 16 13 .552 — Oakland 15 14 .517 1 Seattle 13 16 .448 3 ——— Monday’s Results Oakland 5, Texas 4, 10 innings N.Y. Yankees 5, Detroit 3 Boston 9, L.A. Angels 5 Chicago White Sox 6, Baltimore 2 Today’s Games Toronto (Jo-.Reyes 0-2) at Tampa Bay (W.Davis 3-2), 6:40 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 2-1) at Detroit (Penny 1-3), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Haren 4-1) at Boston (Lester 3-1), 7:10 p.m. Baltimore (Bergesen 0-3) at Kansas City (Francis 0-3), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (Liriano 1-4) at Chicago White Sox (E.Jackson 2-3), 8:10 p.m. Cleveland (Carmona 2-3) at Oakland (T.Ross 1-2), 10:05 p.m. Texas (Ogando 3-0) at Seattle (Bedard 1-4), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Minnesota (Blackburn 1-4) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 0-4), 2:10 p.m. Toronto (Morrow 0-1) at Tampa Bay (Niemann 1-3), 6:40 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 1-1) at Detroit (Scherzer 4-0), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 1-3) at Boston (Beckett 2-1), 7:10 p.m. Baltimore (Arrieta 3-1) at Kansas City (Davies 1-3), 8:10 p.m. Cleveland (Tomlin 4-0) at Oakland (Cahill 4-0), 10:05 p.m. Texas (C.Wilson 3-1) at Seattle (Pineda 4-1), 10:10 p.m.

Krejci’s OT goal gives Bruins 2-0 lead over Flyers
By DAN GELSTON The Associated Press off the back off the net and back onto the ice. Play continued until officials could review the call. But the goal was clearly good. James van Riemsdyk had a breakout game with two goals for the Flyers. He was all over the ice trying to help the them win at least one at home. Instead, they have to rally from another deficit. Chris Kelly and Brad Marchand also scored for the Bruins. Thomas stood strong when the Flyers outshot the Bruins 13-3 to open the third and took 22 overall in the period. It was the one they didn’t shoot that haunted them. Danny Briere, who has seven goals this postseason, fanned on an easy look off a faceoff. Thomas was out of position after a blocked shot sent the puck to Briere and the AllStar seemingly just had to connect. His second attempt was stopped by Thomas as the final seconds of regulation ticked off. Brian Boucher couldn’t hold off the OT charge. Boucher won games this postseason as a starter and reliever. He mixed both in Game 2. Boucher stopped 21 shots before he left the game in the middle of the second period after he appeared to hurt his wrist. It was the fifth time in nine playoff games the Flyers made a goalie switch — the first because of injury rather than ineffectiveness. The score was 2-2 when Boucher left and when he returned. The crowd was rocking from the start after they heard the usual stirring rendition of “God Bless America,” live by Lauren Hart and on video by the late Kate Smith. Fans chanted “U-S-A! U-S-A!” after lineups were introduced and again after the song was finished, a day after Osama bin Laden was killed. Van Riemsdyk kept 20,000 orange-clad fans roaring when he scored only 29 seconds into the game. He beat Thomas again midway into the period, mixing the power play with a dose of pride and patriotism, for the fast lead. In these playoffs, a 2-0 lead almost seems like a 2-0 hole. The Flyers are forced to keep attacking because the goaltending has been so porous. Sure enough, Boucher and the Flyers blew it in a hurry. Kelly scored off a rebound and Marchand’s wrister through Boucher’s legs gave Boston goals only 1:25 apart and a tie. After a 4-goal first, the teams settled down until Krejci’s winner. The Bruins pounded Sergei Bobrovsky in his limited relief role, but the rookie stopped all six shots.
for the win. Yankees 5, Tigers 3 DETROIT — Nick Swisher hit a tie-breaking single in the ninth off closer Jose Valverde and New York handed Detroit its seventh straight defeat. The Tigers rallied from a 3-0 deficit, tying it in the seventh on Alex Avila’s second solo home run of the night, but the Yankees broke through in their last at-bat against Valverde (2-1). With runners on first and second and one out, Swisher singled up the middle and Mark Teixeira scored from second with a slide. Alex Rodriguez added another run when he scored from third on a passed ball by Avila. Joba Chamberlain (2-0) got the win by pitching a scoreless eighth and Mariano Rivera worked a perfect ninth for his 11th save. White Sox 6, Orioles 2 CHICAGO — Paul Konerko homered twice and Mark Buehrle pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings to help Chicago snap a 5-game slide. Konerko hit a 2-run home run and a solo shot for the White Sox, who won only their fourth in 19 games to avoid a 4-game sweep. Juan Pierre had an RBI single and Alex Rios

NOTES: Bryant had the 81st 30-point game of his playoff career, trailing only Michael Jordan (109) in NBA history. Bryant has scored in double figures in 156 straight postseason games. Hawks 103, Bulls 95 CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls were out of sorts long before Derrick Rose hobbled off the court at the end of the game. The MVP’s ankle injury was just added to their pain. Joe Johnson scored 34 points and Atlanta beat top-seeded Chicago 103-95 on Monday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Bulls, meanwhile, came out flat to start the game and couldn’t pull it out in the end. As if that wasn’t bad enough, they got a big scare at the end of the game when Rose turned his left ankle and came up limping. He stepped on Jamal Crawford’s foot as he dribbled out the final seconds and was helped off by teammates and a trainer, casting a cloud on a night when news came that he is the league’s MVP. A person familiar with the situation confirmed reports Monday night that the award is his, making him the league’s youngest winner and the Bulls’ second alongside Michael Jordan. That announcement is expected today, with the presentation at Game 2 on Wednesday. If the Bulls keep playing like this, that could be their final appear-

ance at the United Center, particularly if Rose is limited. “It’s fine,” said Rose, who expects to be ready for Game 2. “I just twisted it a little at the end. I’ll just get some treatment.” The Hawks went on a 15-2 run that bridged the third and fourth quarters to turn a 69-65 deficit into an 80-71 lead with 10:27 remaining. Johnson scored eight points during that stretch, and the Hawks hung on. Johnson was brilliant, hitting 12-of-18 shots and all five 3-point attempts. Crawford scored 22 points and Jeff Teague added 10 while starting at the point for the injured Kirk Hinrich and wound up getting the game ball from coach Larry Drew. Atlanta shot 51.3 percent against one of the league’s stingiest defenses. As alarming as all that was for the Bulls, though, the sight of Rose limping off sent a real shiver through Chicago. Rose sprained the same ankle in the opening round against Indiana but even before he limped off the court, this certainly wasn’t his best night. He scored 24 points but he was just 11-of-27 from the field and did not attempt a free throw. Luol Deng scored 21 points for Chicago while Carlos Boozer added 14 points and eight rebounds despite a turf toe injury on his right foot. But it was a rough night overall for the Bulls — particularly on defense. Rose said the communication has to improve. Pushed by Indiana in a tough 5-game opening series, they fought through a brutal first quarter to pull within one point at halftime and led by as many as six in the third quarter before this one slipped away. Johnson started the goahead run with two free throws with just under a minute left in the third and Zaza Pachulia hit two more with less than a second left in the quarter to put the Hawks ahead for good, 72-71. Johnson then hit a 3 off a turnover by Deng to start the fourth. Teague added a floater and Crawford nailed a 3 to make it 80-71. NOTES: Besides having Teague start for Hinrich, the Hawks went with Marvin Williams at small forward after he came off the bench in the opening round.

The Associated Press BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB—Suspended minorleague RHP Andrew Doyle (Myrtle Beach-Carolina) 50 games for a second drug violation. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES— Activated RHP Chris Jakubauskas from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Norfolk (IL). National League ST. LOUIS CARDINALS— Placed 3B David Freese on the 15-day DL. Activated INF-OF Allen Craig from the 15-day DL. FOOTBALL Arena Football League SAN JOSE SABERCATS— Named Alan Harper defensive line coach. HOCKEY Central hockey League RAPID CITY RUSH— Suspended D Scott Kalinchuk. COLLEGE ARIZONA STATE— Announced women’s basketball coach Charli Turner Thorne is taking a leaving of absence for


prove it deserves to be an NBA city. Now it’s up to Mayor Kevin Johnson and the business community to come up with a viable plan for a new arena after so many failed attempts in the past. The decision by the Maloof family to keep their team in Sacramento rather than apply for relocation to Anaheim, Calif., is only temporary. Co-owner Joe Maloof and NBA Commissioner David Stern made clear that the team will leave after next season if an arena plan is not in place. GOLF GLADSTONE, N.J. — The top 44 players on the LPGA’s official money list are part of the preliminary field list for the LPGA Sybase Match Play Championship in two weeks at the Hamilton Farm Club. Michelle Wie and Paula Creamer confirmed they will play in the event scheduled for May 19-22. Also entered are Yani Tseng, the leading money winner on the women’s tour this year, and defending champion Sun Young Yoo, who posted her first LPGA win last year by beating Angela Stanford in the final. Stanford is back along with notables Juli Inkster, Karrie Webb, Morgan Pressel, Jiyai Shin and Cristie Kerr. AUTO RACING SAO PAULO — Will Power of Australia won IndyCar’s Sao Paulo 300 a day after the race was postponed because of heavy rain on the streets of South America’s biggest city. Graham Rahal was second and Ryan Briscoe third on a wet track at the 2.5-mile, 11-turn Anhembi temporary street circuit. Power, who started from the pole position, drove to victory for Penske after Japan’s Takuma Sato had to pit for fuel with about 10 minutes left. Sato led for 23 laps but finished eighth after his gamble failed.

PHILADELPHIA — By the time the scoreboard flipped to OT, Tim Thomas felt unbeatable. He stopped the Flyers 46 straight times in a sizzling run that let the Bruins tie Game 2 and force the extra period. David Krejci rewarded his goalie with an in-andout goal that gave Boston a seemingly commanding lead on the Flyers for the second straight year. Krejci scored 14:00 into overtime to back a phenomenal game by Thomas, helping the Bruins beat Philadelphia 3-2 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Boston led 3-0 in the East semis a year ago before the Flyers won four straight to advance — including a rally from a 3-0 hole in Game 7. Thomas, a Vezina Trophy finalist, was on the bench for that collapse. He is determined not to let that happen on his watch. Thomas, who finished with 52 saves on Monday, was tested under pressure all game and shook off two early goals to stop everything fired his way. The series now shifts to Boston for the next two games on Wednesday and Friday. Krejci fired a one-timer from one knee that ricocheted


Boucher and Thomas both made game-saving stops at various points. Boucher stuffed Daniel Paille on the breakaway in the first; Thomas made a sliding, sweeping leg save to deny Nikolay Zherdev in the second. Flyers captain Mike Richards missed on all 10 shots. The Bruins hold the 2-0 lead after rallying from the same hole to beat Montreal in the first round. The Bruins lost defenseman Adam McQuaid in the first period after he slammed headfirst into the boards. McQuaid tried to throw an elbow at Mike Richards but the Flyers captain sidestepped him, and McQuaid went down in a heap. He was motionless on the ice for several minutes and needed a trainer and help back to the locker room. He went to the hospital but was set to return with the team to Boston. That evened the score on injured defensemen. Philadelphia’s Chris Pronger sat out with an undisclosed injury. Pronger missed games in the Flyers’ firstround series against Buffalo while he recovered from a broken right hand. The Flyers sent out an injury report after Monday morning’s pregame skate that stated Pronger was “OK.” Guess not.
added a solo homer to help the White Sox end a 7-game home skid with their first win at U.S. Cellular Field since April 12. Buehrle (2-3) scattered eight hits, walked four and struck out four. Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie (1-4) allowed four runs on five hits in seven innings. He struck out four and walked two, remaining winless since Opening Day. Athletics 5, Rangers 4, 10 innings OAKLAND, Calif. — Hideki Matsui hit the first pitch of the 10th inning from Darren Oliver into the right-field seats to lift the Athletics. Grant Balfour (2-1) walked three batters in the top of the 10th to load the bases for pinchhitter Yorvit Torrealba, who struck out swinging on the righthander’s 30th pitch. Josh Willingham hit a tying home run leading off the eighth against Texas reliever Arthur Rhodes and the A’s took 3-of-4 from the reigning AL champions. Texas has lost 6-of-8 and 12-of-19 following a 9-1 start. Matsui’s shot against Oliver (1-3) was just the third of the season for the designated hitter and Oakland’s first walkoff homer of 2011.

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the 2011-12 season and plans to return in the spring of 2012. Named associate head coach Joseph Anders interim coach. CASTLETON STATE— Announced softball and men’s soccer coach John Werner has resigned as softball coach. EARLHAM—Named Melissa Johnson women’s basketball coach. ILLINOIS-CHICAGO—Named Stew Robinson men’s assistant basketball coach. KING (TENN.)—Named David Hicks athletic director. MARQUETTE—Named John Orsen men’s assistant lacrosse coach. OHIO STATE—Suspended sophomore LB Dorian Bell for the 2011 season for a violation of team rules. OREGON—Suspended junior LB Kiko Alonso indefinitely, following his arrest on burglary and trespassing charges. PRESBYTERIAN— Announced resignation of women’s lacrosse coach Kristina Llanes.

take the loss. Braves 6, Brewers 2 ATLANTA — Alex Gonzalez hit a 3-run double to give Atlanta the lead and the Braves finally solved Yovani Gallardo in beating Milwaukee. Gallardo began the day 3-0 with a 0.96 ERA in five career starts against Atlanta, including a 2-hit shutout in a 1-0 win April 5 at Milwaukee. The four runs he allowed in the sixth matched his total over 37 1/3 innings in his first five starts against the Braves. Jair Jurrjens (3-0) gave up two runs and seven hits with no walks in 7 2/3 innings. Pirates 4, Padres 3 SAN DIEGO — Garrett Jones and Chris Snyder each hit a 2-run homer in the first inning to back James McDonald and help Pittsburgh snap a 9-game skid against San Diego. The Pirates, who hadn’t beaten the Padres since 2009, have won 4-of-6overall — including consecutive games for the first time since April 17-18. McDonald (2-2) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings, struck out five and walked one. Joel Hanrahan pitched the ninth for his ninth save in as many

chances. Aaron Harang (4-2) went five innings, allowing four runs and five hits, with four strikeouts and two walks. The Padres, coming off two straight wins at Dodger Stadium, still haven’t won three straight games this season. San Diego had the tying run on third base with two outs in the ninth before Will Venable hit into a force. ----AL BOSTON — Dustin Pedroia fouled off nine pitches in a 13-pitch at-bat against Jered Weaver before lining a goahead, 2-run single that helped the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 9-5 on Monday night. The loss was Weaver’s first of the season. Weaver (6-1), who was scratched Sunday due to a stomach virus, gave up three runs, six hits, struck out six and walked one over six innings. He failed to become the first pitcher since 1891 to go 7-0 by May 2 or sooner. Sadie McMahon of the Baltimore Orioles from the American Association was the last to open 7-0 by the second day of May. Adrian Gonzalez had a threerun double and Clay Buchholz (2-3) pitched 6 2/3 solid innings

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID Sealed bids for the fur nishing of the necessary materials and construction of FIFTH STREET RECONSTRUCTION VILLAGE OF OTTOVILLE, OHIO will be received by the Village of Ottoville at the Village of Ottoville Municipal Center located at, 150 Park Drive, P.O. Box 102, Ottoville, Ohio 45876 until: 4:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME TUESDAY, MAY 17th, 2011 and at that time and place bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed work consists of the following: Removal and replacement of asphalt pavement, including but not limited to storm sewer, waterline replacement, asphalt, concrete curb / drives, etc. Engineer’s Project Cost Estimate is $155,000 (base bid) & $15,000 (bid alternate #1). The Bidding Documents may be purchased at a cost of $40 (non-refundable). Requests for bid packages shall be directed to Bockrath & Associates Engineering and Surveying, LLC, 137 W. Third Street, Ottawa, Ohio 45875, Phone: 419-523-5789. Bids must be submitted on the forms bound in the Bidding Documents and must be accompanied by either a Bid Guaranty and Contract Bond with satisfactory corporate surety in the amount of 100% of the bid amount, or by certified check or bank check on a solvent bank in the amount of not less than 10% of the maximum bid amount, subject to the conditions provided in the Instructions to Bidders. Bids shall be sealed and marked as – Bid for the FIFTH STREET RECONSTRUCTION – VILLAGE of OTTOVILLE, OHIO and hand delivered or mailed to: VILLAGE OF OTTOVILLE 150 PARK DRIVE P.O. BOX 102 OTTOVILLE, OHIO 45876 This project is funded by the Village of Ottoville and attention must be given to all of the requirements contained in the bid packet, particularly to the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements in Putnam County and the Village of Ottoville, various insurance requirements, various equal opportunity provisions, and the re quirement for a payment and performance bond for 100% of the contract price. Village of Ottoville re serves the right to reject any or all bids, and to waive all informalities not involving price, time, or changes in the work. Ronald N. Miller Mayor Village of Ottoville 4-26-11, 5-3-11

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D E A R DR. GOTT: I DR. PETER J. GOTT recently saw a television ad for Atelvia, a new osteoporosis treatment. Since I’ve never heard of it before, can you tell me anything about this product? DEAR READER: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Atelvia (risedronate sodium) for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. It is essentially a delayed-release form of Actonel. It is available in pill form that should not be crushed or chewed and is to be taken once a week with at least a half cup of plain water immediately following breakfast. A person may stand or sit but should not lie down for 30 minutes following ingestion. If antacids or calcium supplements are taken routinely, they should be consumed at a different time of day than the Atelvia. Common side effects include upset stomach, muscle, back and joint pain, diarrhea and flu-like symptoms. If you have medical conditions other than osteoporosis, a kidney disorder or difficulty swallowing pills, speak with your physician before using Atelvia. There are numerous other medications on the market that treat osteoporosis. Some of the side effects can be dramatic. While they don’t occur for everyone, they have been documented and should be reviewed with a personal physician before usage begins. For example, bisphosphonates (the drug category of Fosamax, Actonel, Atelvia, Boniva and others) can cause severe muscle, joint and bone pain, upset stomach, inflammation and erosion of the esophagus, and osteonecrosis (bone-cell death). Furthermore, they have been reported to weaken the femur and result in nontraumatic fractures of the bone and can cause atrial fibrillation, an abnormal rhythm of the heart. I am not implying that preventive care is the complete answer or opposing physician-prescribed medication for postmenopausal osteoporosis. But until you make a decision on a drug, try limiting your caffeine intake to about three cups of coffee or other caffeine-containing products per day; discontinue smoking; and add soy, calcium with vitamin D supplements, potassium, vitamin K, and fresh fruits and vegetables to your daily diet, as they should give your bones a boost. If you are physically able, add regular exercise to your daily routine to prevent further bone loss. If you are on corticosteroids, a diuretic (water pill), thyroid medication or take antacids containing aluminum, be sure to speak with your physician regarding any possible connection with it or them and your osteoporosis. Readers who would like additional information can order my Health Report “Osteoporosis” by sending a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order made payable to Newsletter and mailed to Newsletter, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-0167. Be sure to mention the title or print an order form off my website’s direct link at order_form.pdf. 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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Tomorrow’s Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Certain career prospects could brighten considerably for you in the near future, even if slowly in some cases. However, once positive changes are on the radar screen, they will make their presence felt. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -It’s nice to be recognized by certain people whom others admire, but don’t be flattered by excessive attention. Subdue temptations to take any flirtation seriously. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -You should avoid mistakenly thinking of one friend as being more important than your other pals. It could cause you to seriously slight the feelings of someone who really matters. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Be extremely careful how you treat someone whose material circumstances are far less fortunate than yours or most of your friends. It could make this very nice person feel inferior. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Even though certain promises made to you sound sincere, you might not be able to depend upon a commitment if the person involved is a bit scatterbrained or unreliable. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Even though you’re likely to be a capable manager of your resources, not everyone is. Someone with whom you’re affiliated might disappoint you with his or her lack of responsibility. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -This can be a productive day for you, provided you team up with someone who is equally responsible. Your industriousness will be dulled if your motivations differ considerably from a partner’s. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Do not make light of things that you were supposed to take care of, but didn’t. If you don’t make up for your slacking, when the final score is tallied, you’ll be the loser, not others. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Amid the small talk with friends there are likely to be some very valuable morsels of information being dispersed. Be on your toes in order to discern between fact and gossip. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- If it is to be a success, a new endeavor in which you’re involved must get off to a very strong start. Should the launch fail, you’ll have to start all over again. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Do not be condescending with those whom are not as financially blessed or lack your formal education. Neither makes you superior; it’s character that counts. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- There is nothing wrong with your capacity for earning, but how you spend your dollars might be a different story. Beware needlessly throwing money away. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Usually you’re pretty good around people, but under certain conditions you can harbor some introverted thoughts that could cage your charisma.
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Dear Annie: I have don’t know. I haven’t spobeen with my husband for ken to her recently.” It’s more than 25 years. During honest, without giving too that period, he has cheated much personal information, countless times, left me for which, we assume, is your other women and developed husband’s main objection. Dear Annie: I generally a crack habit. I have tried to stick it out because I believe agree with your advice, but marriage is for better or I think you blew it with “Tatted,” the girl who got worse. Right now is definitely a tattoo and was afraid to “worse.” He will not admit tell her dad. I agree that she that he has a problem. He should tell him right away, hangs out with some shady but to say it was OK because individuals who knock on she is an adult is ludicrous. Just because you our door day and are 18 doesn’t make night. He canyou an adult. If she not pay the bills is living with her because he spends father, she has to the money on abide by his rules. drugs. If I venture When you can supan opinion, he port yourself, pay blows his top or your own bills and leaves the house live separately, you and stays out until can get your tattoo. the next mornIf you talk in the ing. He constantly theater, the ushers accuses me of cheating. It does Annie’s Mailbox will throw you out. If you smoke in a not seem like a restaurant, you will be asked marriage anymore. We share the same bed to leave. So why should an and try to be cordial to each 18-year-old do what she other. But we are like room- wants without regard to the mates. I know it is over. I rules set down by the perhave no money, no car and son supporting her? It’s his no job, so I do not see a way house. -- Bill Dear Bill: Your analogy out of this. I have been trying to find affordable hous- only goes so far. Dad can ing for my daughters and certainly ask his daughter me, but it’s impossible with- to move out over this. But would you feel the same if he out an income. He is not willing to leave, dictated what kind of makeup and I have no place to go. she can buy with her own How can I get over him money? Even if you believe while we are living in the she is immature, she is in fact a legal adult and entitled same house? -- Lost Dear Lost: Many states to pay for her own tattoo. have job-training programs If Daddy never allows her for women in your position. to make her own choices -Call the governor’s office or good or bad -- she will never your state Dept. of Labor and learn to be responsible. Annie’s Mailbox is writask. Most states also now offer 2-1-1 phone lines that ten by Kathy Mitchell and can direct you to resourc- Marcy Sugar, longtime edies, including low-cost legal tors of the Ann Landers assistance. And please reach column. Please e-mail your out to your family, church questions to anniesmailand local community centers, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o for help. Dear Annie: Please set- Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. tle a disagreement. After 40 Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los years of mental abuse, I final- Angeles, CA 90045. ly ended the toxic relationship with my mother in order to keep my hard-won sobriety. Except when absolutely necessary, we have not spoken in more than 10 years. The problem is what to say when someone asks, “How is your mother?” I reply honestly, “I don’t know. We don’t speak.” My husband says I should simply say, “She’s fine,” and leave it at that. But the one time I did, the woman exclaimed, “How can that be? She was in a car wreck yesterday!” leaving us both embarrassed. What is the best way to handle such inquiries? -- Better Off Without Mom Dear Better Off: If you don’t mind telling people that you are not speaking to your mother, it’s fine to say so, as long as it doesn’t provoke a long-winded lecture. We recommend a slightly altered response: “I







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By LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press WASHINGTON — Wait a minute, Doc. You want me to share my appointment with 10 other patients? Group appointments aren’t just for psychotherapy anymore. Put diabetes, high blood pressure and maybe even Parkinson’s disease on the list. Shared checkups aim to help patients who are battling certain chronic diseases, and they’re far from the typical 15-minute office visit. They’re stretched over 90 minutes or even two hours, offering more time to quiz the doctor about concerns, learn about managing the disease — and get tips from fellow patients. What’s in it for the doctor? A neurologist found he learned more about how his Parkinson’s patients were faring by watching them interact with others than when he had them one-on-one. “I can see if you’re getting worse over the course of the visit, your ability to eat, to walk, to converse and to think,” says Dr. Ray Dorsey, who led a pilot study of group checkups for Parkinson’s patients at the University of Rochester Medical Center. “This is a new way of delivering health care,” adds Dorsey, now at Johns Hopkins University. “People are thirsting for better ways.” It’s a small but slowly growing trend that By ROB GILLIES Associated Press promises to get more attention with the tight supply of primary care physicians, who find it hard to squeeze in time to teach their patients how to deal with complex chronic illnesses like diabetes. An American Academy of Family Physicians survey found more doctors trying the group approach — about 10 percent of its active members in 2009, up from fewer than 6 percent in 2005. Peer pressure among patients helps, says family physician Dr. George Whiddon of Quincy, Fla. He has about 40 diabetic patients divided into groups for shared checkups at Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine Quincy, and he wants to add more. One woman with uncontrolled diabetes for years confessed to fellow patients that she’d ignored Whiddon’s “eat better, take your meds” advice for too long. “Now I only have one toe left. I should have listened,” Whiddon recalls her saying. “That had more impact than anything I said all day.” Group appointments don’t replace the patient’s annual in-depth physical. But many people with chronic illnesses, especially if they’re not wellcontrolled, are supposed to have additional follow-up visits about every three months — an opportunity for shared checkups that stress patient education. But how well do these group visits work? Evidence is mixed. An Italian study published last year found that diabetics who took part in them lowered their blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol more than similar patients who got regular individual office visits. A separate study at two Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, in North Carolina and Virginia, tracked people with poorly controlled diabetes and blood pressure and also concluded shared appointments can improve care for some people. Those in group visits significantly improved their blood pressure and needed less emergency care, but there was no difference in diabetes improvement between patients who had shared checkups or regular ones. Parkinson’s marks the newest attempt. Dorsey recruited 30 Parkinson’s patients and assigned half of them to 90-minute group checkups, and the rest to regular private visits that lasted a generous half-hour. During group visits, everyone got a few minutes for private discussion with the doctor. Then Dorsey gave an educational talk about a Parkinson’s topic the patients had previously requested — from the newest research, to why symptoms vary so widely, to how patients cope at work — and took group questions. Medically, both sets of patients fared equally well during the year-long study, showing that group visits are a feasible to offer, Dorsey reported last week in the journal Neurology. What the study couldn’t measure, Dorsey

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FEMA seeks to redeem reputation
By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press

says, was how he watched patients’ interactions for subtle signs that they needed prescriptions adjusted, things like cognitive problems or if medications wore off too quickly. One meeting even devoted 45 minutes to the pros and cons of implanted brain stimulators to curb tremors. “Many heads are better than one. They think of questions you wouldn’t normally think of by yourself,” says Jim Euken, a retired judge and Parkinson’s patient from Belmont, NY. He began exercising on a bicycle after one of Dorsey’s group visits discussed research showing some patients still can bike when they can barely walk, for unknown reasons. Euken joined some fellow study participants who petitioned the hospital, unsuccessfully, to continue group visits when the study ended: “It’s not that I don’t get good care. I do. But I still think I learned more and I think the process was better doing it in a group format.” More research is needed to determine which patients fare better with group visits, plus they take a lot of doctor preparation, cautions study co-author Dr. Kevin Biglan of the University of Rochester. Medicare will reimburse the doctor for each patient in a shared checkup with proper documentation that the visit includes certain elements, says Florida’s Whiddon. For his office, that means breaking even, as long as at least six people show up for his two-hour diabetes groups.

TORONTO — Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper won his coveted majority government in elections Monday that also marked a shattering defeat for the opposition Liberals, preliminary results showed. Harper, who took office in 2006, has won two elections but until now had never held a majority of Parliament’s 308 seats, forcing him to rely on the opposition to pass legislation. While Harper’s hold on the 308-member Parliament has been tenuous during his five-year tenure, he has managed to nudge an instinctively center-left country to the right. He has gradually lowered sales and corporate taxes, avoided climate change legislation, promoted Arctic sovereignty, upped military spending and extended Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan. Elections Canada reported preliminary results on its website, giving the Conservatives 164 seats, which will give Harper four years of uninterrupted government. “It’s stunning. We’re elated,” Conservative lawmaker Jason Kenney said in an interview with CBC. “We’ll be a government for all Canadians.” The leftist New Democratic Party was projected to become the main opposition party for the first time in Canadian history with 106 seats, in a stunning setback for the Liberals who have always been either in power or leading the opposition. Former colleagues of Harper say his long-term goals are to shatter the image of the Liberals — the party of former Prime Ministers Jean Chretien, Lester Pearson and Pierre Trudeau — as the natural party of government in Canada, and to redefine what it means to be Canadian. Harper, who comes from the conservative western province of Alberta, took a major step toward that goal on Monday night as the Liberals dropped to 35 seats from 77, according to the preliminary results. Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff congratulated Harper and New Democrat leader Jack Layton and accepted responsibility for the “historic defeat.” “I will play any part that the party wishes me to play as we go forward to rebuild,” said Ignatieff, who even lost his own seat in a Toronto suburb. Stephen Clarkson, a professor of political science at the University of Toronto, said Harper will now be considered a transformative figure in Canadian history. “It’s a sea change,” Clarkson said. The New Democrats’ gains are being attributed to Layton’s strong performance in the debates, a folksy, upbeat message, and a desire by the French-speakers in Quebec, the second most populous province, for a new face and a federalist option. Voters indicated they had grown weary with the separatist Bloc Quebecois, which had a shocking drop to three seats from 47 in the last Parliament.

Salmonella prompts tomato recall Broadway anticipates nominations
TRACY, Calif. (AP) — A Florida tomato grower is voluntarily recalling its grape tomatoes after a sample tested positive for salmonella. Six L’s Packing Company Inc. said in a statement that no illnesses had been reported in connection to the recall as of April 29. The Immokalee, Fla.-based company says the recalled product was packed on April 11 under the Cherry Berry lot code DW-H in clam shells or 20-pound cardboard containers. The tomatoes were distributed to California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia, as well as Canada. The contamination was found by a U.S. Department of Agriculture inspector at a New York distributor, according to Six L’s. The tomatoes originated from a farm in Estero, Fla. The tomatoes also were used in deli salads made by Tracy-based Taylor Farms Pacific Inc., which also recalled products Monday. The salads were sold in plastic trays and at deli counters in Albertsons, Raley’s, Safeway, Savemart, Sam’s Club and Walmart stores across the West and some Midwestern states. The affected states are Arizona, Oregon, California, Nevada, Washington, New Mexico, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. Customers are being asked to return the recalled products to the place of purchase for a refund. Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. By MARK KENNEDY Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The messages came in a fast and furious onslaught: a series of massively powerful tornadoes were ripping across Alabama and other parts of the South. On the receiving end of frantic descriptions of entire neighborhoods wiped out by last week’s pulverizing storms that killed 342, Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate urged President Barack Obama to immediately sign an emergency disaster declaration for Alabama. The near immediate response was starkly different from past catastrophes. Likely the most memorable, in 2005, as the damage from Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans’ broken levees was coming into full view, the country and the flooded city wondered out loud: Where is the federal government? When FEMA finally arrived, its response seemed inept, made more painful by President George W. Bush’s backslapping praise of then-FEMA chief Michael Brown on national television. Last year’s oil spill brought more criticism when Obama didn’t tour the region for days and the economy and environment of the Gulf Coast was threatened. Katrina’s aftermath prompted federal law changes that allow FEMA to jump in faster with people and supplies. It looks like Fugate’s decision to risk being criticized for sending too much too soon to flattened towns than be left explaining why help took so long to arrive worked to at least make victims feel as if the government cared. “If you can’t tell me it’s not bad, I’m going to assume it’s bad ... and go,” Fugate told The Associated Press as he flew from Alabama — where 250 died — to tour the devastated town of Smithville, Miss. Fugate was on the ground a day after the storms subsided. Obama joined him Friday.

And though he has been quick to remind anyone who will listen that the states are in charge of responding to the storms, Fugate’s office has also been making sure everyone knows what his agency is up to with a flurry of press releases outlining each step. Fugate said there was plenty more work to do and the cleanup and recovery would be another long-term project. Questions about the public relations of disaster response are of little concern to Fugate, who was Florida’s emergency management director during a quadruplet of hurricanes that pummeled the state in 2004 and then jumped to the aid of neighboring Gulf Coast states in Katrina’s aftermath. “I don’t care,” Fugate says flatly of his public image. “I’m not worried about my reputation; I’m not worried about my press clippings. I’m worried about the survivors.” Nevertheless, the reaction on the ground has been overwhelmingly positive, even if some folks aren’t entirely sure who is in charge yet. FEMA hadn’t yet opened a disaster relief office in Tuscaloosa, Ala., by Sunday afternoon and Marty Fields hadn’t seen anyone from the government stopping by with offers of assistance, despite the massive tree that fell into his wood-frame home and opened a gash in the roof. Still, he wasn’t complaining. “I don’t have any complaints,” Fields said. “If they were just dealing with this one area I may not be too happy. But it’s such a wide area.” By Monday afternoon, FEMA officials reported they opened 11 disaster recovery centers in Alabama and nearly 18,000 households in the state had already registered for FEMA assistance. The agency also said more than $2 million had been approved so far for temporary housing and home repairs late Monday and more than $1.1 million via a joint state-federal program for disaster-related needs. It said some 1,500 households in Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee had registered for FEMA assistance and officials were rushing to dole it out.

Charlie Sheen tours Alabama
By ALAN BLINDER Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Actor Charlie Sheen toured an Alabama neighborhood leveled by tornadoes and said Monday he wants to organize a relief event for victims in the state. After going through the decimated Alberta City neighborhood in Tuscaloosa, Sheen told The Associated Press he was working with local officials to organize a benefit. He said a date has not been set. “I want to bring some money, hope, faith and healing to the area,” said Sheen, the former star of the sitcom “Two and a Half Men.” Sheen was fired from the show in March and has been in a bitter dispute with executive producer Chuck Lorre and Warner Bros. Television. Since then, he’s launched a stage tour that has captured attention. The actor, wearing a University of Alabama baseball cap, said he decided to visit after receiving an invitation via Twitter from a University of Alabama student. David Harris of Mobile had asked in a tweet April 30 if he would be willing to perform a relief show in Alabama, Sheen said. Sheen spent the day in Tuscaloosa meeting with storm victims and first responders. He posed for photographs with police officers and National Guard soldiers, accompanied by one of his so-called goddesses — marijuana magazine model Natalie Kenly — and former major league baseball player Todd Zeile. At each stop, he was swarmed by dozens of people asking for autographs and photographs. Sheen also stopped by an area Kmart to buy flashlights for some of the thousands still without electricity. He paid the $324.07 tab with his own Visa card, and then brought them to a relief center amid loud cheers and applause. “I’m astounded,” said one of the people at the center, Adrian Norfleet. “I just can’t believe someone would care so much.” Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox said he welcomed Sheen’s visit, which likely would focus even more national attention on the city of about 83,000. “I hope he’s sincere when he says he’ll come back,” Maddox said. Sheen said he is planning to return for the benefit show and hopes to hold it at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. One of Sheen’s stops was at a destroyed Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. He walked through the rubble amid the pungent odor of rotting food, and left through an opening in what had been a walk-in freezer. Later, while going through the ruins of an apartment complex, he said he hoped people could find sentimental possessions. “Little personal items mean so much in this kind of devastation,” Sheen said. Sheen posted a photo Monday on Twitter showing the wreckage of a home with a message: “I’m in Tuscaloosa. It’s beyond words. Info coming soon on how you can all help.”

Mississippi River waters rising

By JIM SUHR and JIM SALTER Associated Press WYATT, Mo. — A few momentary blasts, flashes of orange light, and the Mississippi River began pouring through a wide hole in a Missouri levee, intentionally blown open by the Army Corps of Engineers in the hope of saving a small Illinois town. Even as the corps’ carried out its bid to protect Cairo, Ill., floodwaters are rising downriver, including in Memphis, Tenn. And the breach in the Birds Point levee wasn’t expected to ease those flooding concerns. The Army Corps exploded the Birds Point levee after nightfall Monday, sacrificing 130,000 acres of rich farmland and about 100 homes in Missouri to spare the Illinois town of 2,800 residents that is at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. The breach should reduce water levels in Cairo and on another threatened levee in northern Kentucky, by up to 4 feet by late today or early Wednesday, corps officials say. Flooding concerns also were widespread in western Tennessee, where tributaries were backed up due to heavy rains and the bulging Mississippi River. Streets in suburban Memphis were blocked, and some 175 people filled a church gymnasium to brace for potential record flooding. Walsh has said he might also make use of other downstream “floodways” — basins surrounded by levees that can be blown open to divert floodwaters. Among those that could be tapped are the 58-year-old Morganza floodway near Morgan City, La., and the Bonnet Carre floodway about 30 miles north of New Orleans. The Morganza has been pressed into service just once, in 1973. The Bonnet Carre, which was christened in 1932, has been opened up nine times since 1937, the most recent in 2008. Officials in Louisiana and Mississippi are warning that the river could bring a surge of water unseen since 1927. The corps has said about 241 miles of levees along the Mississippi River between Cape Girardeau, Mo., and the Gulf of Mexico need to be made taller or strengthened. George Sills, a former Army Corps engineer and levee expert in Vicksburg, Miss., said the volume of water moving down the river would test the levee system south of Memphis into Louisiana.

NEW YORK — When the Broadway season began last year, a big brash musical about Spider-Man was supposed to muscle its way to multiple Tony Award nominations. Instead, a pair of goofy Mormons may be the ones to beat. “The Book of Mormon” has been a critical and box-office darling even without big-name stars and today’s Tony Award nominations could give it an extra boost: official endorsement from the theatrical community. Not bad for a show in which a man loudly complains about having maggots in his scrotum. The musical, about two Mormon missionaries who find more than they bargained for in Africa, was written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of “South Park,” and Robert Lopez, co-creator of the Tony Award-winning musical “Avenue Q.” The trio teamed up with Casey Nicholaw, who co-directed with Parker and choreographed. It has received 12 Drama Desk Award nominations, six Outer Critics Circle Award nominations and a Fred & Adele Astaire Award nomination, which recognizes excellence in dance. The musical is also grossing more than $1 million a week and is selling out — the place “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” was supposed to be before its implosion. On the play front, two front-runners for Tony nominations are the heartwarming human-puppet hybrid “War Horse” and David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Good People,” a darkly comical exploration of class differences in Boston. While “War Horse” is a visually stunning and gorgeously realized story about a boy and his horse during World War I, it is based on a children’s book; Lindsay-Abaire’s play, on the other hand, leaves all the fireworks in its smart, adult script. “The Book of Mormon” and “War Horse” are just two bona fide hits in a complex season that has seen everything from a well-regarded revival of Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” to a raw new play whose title — “The Motherf---With the Hat” — made some squeamish. It’s also a season in which football fans came to see Vince Lombardi prowling a Broadway stage and cheered James Earl Jones behind the wheel in a revival of “Driving Miss Daisy.” Of the 42 new productions this season, there were 14 musicals — 12 new ones and two revivals — and 25 plays, a whopping 16 of them brand new. The last time there were 16 new plays produced in a single season was 1986-87.

Answers to Monday’s questions: Following U.S. A-bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands in 1955, the ocean’s surface reached 99,000 degrees Fahrenheit. French-born wrestler André the Giant, whose real name was André Rene Roussinoff, fought under the name Monster Eiffel Tower early in his career. Today’s questions: What popular 1969 buddy movie ends with the understatement, “For a moment, I thought we were in trouble?” Which two 20th-century presidents belonged to the Baker Street Irregulars, the international organization of Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts? Answers in Wednesday’s Herald. Today’s words: Orthobiosis: hygenic, moral and allegedly “normal” living Wlatsome: loathsome

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