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Ohio House OKs $55.6B budget, sends to Senate
By ANN SANNER The Associated Press COLUMBUS — Ohio House members passed a $55.6 billion budget plan Thursday night that would cut funding to schools and local governments but not as deeply as Gov. John Kasich has proposed. The Republican-led chamber voted 59-40 along party lines to keep intact most of the governor’s cost-saving measures — including the sale of five state prisons and a Medicaid overhaul. The chairman of the House Finance and Appropriations Committee acknowledged that it wasn’t an easy budget proposal for lawmakers to stomach. “This is a budget made for voting no,” Rep. Ron Amstutz, R-Wooster. “It’s only those who feel that it’s a responsibility to lead our state forward who are going to be voting for this budget today.” The legislation now goes to the GOP-controlled Senate, where hearings have already begun. Lawmakers have until June 30 to pass a two-year spending blueprint. The next fiscal year begins July 1. Kasich praised the representatives for having the “courage to take on stubborn problems.” He said he looked forwarded with working with the Senate on the plan. “Together, we’re going to get this thing done and lift up Ohio,” he said in a written statement. The House put its mark on the first-term Republican governor’s plan by eliminating the state’s estate tax beginning in 2013, allowing the lease or sale of a sixth state prison, and dramatically expanding opportunities for charter and online education. The House budget would spend $80 million more than Kasich’s on state aid to schools, including targeted help to suburban districts that took hits under his plan. But that money does not offset hundreds of millions in planned reductions to education brought on largely by the expiration of federal stimulus grants. Delphos, Ohio However, the House added a guarantee that no district would see a cut of more than 20 percent in its state aid. Some of a 33 percent cut to local government funding would also be blunted with an infusion of business tax dollars to municipalities and townships that share services. Still, as lawmakers debated throughout the day, prolabor protesters gathered at the Statehouse to complain that the reductions were too severe. The crowd of about 600 also called for repeal of the new state law that restricts public worker collective bargaining, saying that Kasich’s policies have hurt the middle class. A petition drive is under way for a popular vote in the fall. “I don’t see how we build a strong future when we’re not dealing with proper funding of education, when we’re not dealing with proper funding of higher education, we’re eliminating big chunks of the safety net at a time when we’re experiencing very high unemployment,” Director Larry Wicks of the Ohio Education Association said. Lawmakers amended the bill to require districts to maintain 2009 spending on gifted education — though they provided no additional dollars to do so. They also altered the bill to let universities decide whether to use union-scale wages on construction sites. Universities would have been prohibited from paying the prevailing wage, under the governor’s plan. Meanwhile, minority Democrats failed at stripping a provision from the bill for teachers’ pay raises that resembles part of the contentious collective bargaining law. The law and budget measure contain similar provisions that would base teachers’ salaries on performance and evaluations, instead of current step increases. The Democratic amendments to the budget bill were also defeated, including proposals to further bolster the oversight of charter schools, ban the sale of state assets, See BUDGET, page 3
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Ottoville holds 6th annual Cancer Walk
Mike Ford photos
Above: Hundreds of Ottoville students, faculty and community members started the sixth annual Cancer Walk this morning. The day began with a short program in the gymnasium including guest speaker Chris Hoeffel and recognition of local cancer survivors. Due to the rain, students then hit the hallways to walk for a cure. Below: Boards filled with the names of cancer victims and survivors lined the hallways. See more photos in Saturday’s Herald.
SATURDAY Sectional Baseball: Division IV/Perry: W-G vs. USV, 10 a.m.; Jefferson vs. LTC, noon; Perry vs. AE, 2 p.m. - D-IV/Convoy: Lincolnview vs. Antwerp, 10 a.m.; Ottoville vs. Spencerville, 1 p.m.; Fort Jennings vs. WT, 4 p.m. D-IV/Columbus Grove: Columbus Grove vs. C-R, 2 p.m. - Division II/Elida: St. Marys vs. Elida, noon Sectional Softball: Division IV/Spencerville: Spencerville vs. AE, 10 a.m. - D-IV/Lincolnview: Jefferson vs. Kalida, 11 a.m.; Ottoville vs. Cont., 1 p.m. - D-IV/Pandora: Columbus Grove vs. C-R, 11 a.m. - Division II/Bath: Elida vs. Wapak, 11 a.m. Track and Field: Jefferson/Spencerville at Ada Invitational, 9 a.m. Tennis: WBL Meet at Collett Street Courts, 9 a.m. Mostly cloudy with showers, storms Saturday and high in mid 60s. See page 2.
Farmers: Rain, rain, go away
BY MIKE FORD firstname.lastname@example.org Having received more than seven inches of rain in April, Tri-county farmers are waiting for the ground to dry in order to plant corn and soybeans. Van Wert County OSU Extension Educator Dr. Curtis Young says the window of opportunity is quite open but closing. “This is one of the uncontrollable things that can occur in farming. We prefer to not be delayed but it’s a possibility that can arise from season to season. April gave Van Wert County well over seven inches of rainfall, which is more than double the average of 3-3 1/4 and we’re not the worst. If you go to the south of us to the Dayton area and the area south of that, they had 15-17 inches in some areas,” he said. “They have nothing
planted. There is very little corn and no soybeans and even what has been planted may not have survived in the soil. Very little springtime work has been done in the fields to even prepare them. There is some concern that our opportune time frame for getting crops in the ground is passing but we do have the rest of May and first part of See RAIN, page 2
Activists: 6 killed in Syria by security forces
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian security forces opened fire on protesters today, killing at least six people as thousands joined demonstrations across the country calling for an end to President Bashar Assad’s regime, witnesses and activists said. International condemnation is growing as the uprising enters its seventh week with no end in sight. Today, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Syria has agreed to allow U.N. teams to enter the country and check the humanitarian situation there. Syrian authorities also detained Riad Seif, a leading opposition figure and former lawmaker who has been an outspoken critic of the regime during the seven-week uprising, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. “We were chanting, peaceful, peaceful, and we didn’t even throw a stone at the security forces,” said a witness in the central city of Homs, who said some 10,000 people were in the streets.
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“But they waited for us to reach the main square and then they opened fire on us.” He said gunshots rang out even after the protesters dispersed. “The bullets are like rain,” he said. “Everyone is terrified.” The protesters turned out today despite a bloody crackdown on the uprising and some of the tightest security seen since the protests began in mid-March. More than 565 civilians and 100 soldiers have been killed since the revolt began, rights groups say. “Syria’s authorities think that they can beat and kill their way out of the crisis,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “But with every illegal arrest, every killing of a protester, they are precipitating a larger crisis.” Five people were killed today in Homs and one was killed in Hama, said a senior member of a human rights group that compiles death toll See SYRIA, page 2
St. John’s Athletic Boosters donate $2,500 to Teacher Endowment Fund
The St. John’s Athletic Boosters recently presented the Rev. Mel Verhoff with a check for $2,500 towards the Teacher Endowment Fund in memory of Bob Arnzen. Representing the boosters are, second from left, Secretary Linda Schulte and Vice President Don Haggard.
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CEO pay exceeds pre-recession level
By RACHEL BECK The Associated Press NEW YORK — In the boardroom, it’s as if the Great Recession never happened. CEOs at the nation’s largest companies were paid better last year than they were in 2007, when the economy was booming, the stock market set a record high and unemployment was roughly half what it is today. The typical pay package for the head of a company in the Standard & Poor’s 500 was $9 million in 2010, according to an analysis by The Associated Press using data provided by Equilar, an executive compensation research firm. That was 24 percent higher than a year earlier, reversing two years of declines. Executives were showered with more pay of all types — salaries, bonuses, stock, options and perks. The biggest gains came in cash bonuses: Two-thirds of executives got a bigger one than they had in 2009, some more than three times as big. CEOs were rewarded because corporate profits soared in 2010 as the economy gradually got stronger and companies continued to cut costs. Profit for the companies in the AP analysis rose 41 percent last year. EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Time has weathered the 36 concrete gravestones in a dusty, half-centuryold cemetery tucked away in a corner of California’s former gold fields. Time has not erased, however, the bigotry of a bygone era carved into the markers. The dead, both black and white, had been moved from a Gold Rush-era hamlet known as Negro Hill in the 1950s to make way for a reservoir. The problem is the way the The stock market also continued its climb. Stocks rose 13 percent in 2010 and have now almost doubled since March 2009. The market’s two-year run has fattened executive bonuses because some CEOs are rewarded for how the company’s stock does. The AP used the Equilar data to analyze CEO pay packages at 334 companies in the S&P 500 that had filed statements with federal regulators through April 29. Pay was analyzed at companies that had the same CEO in both 2009 and 2010. The AP’s analysis is the most comprehensive of 2010 compensation. Among the other findings in the AP analysis: — The highest-paid CEO in 2010 was Philippe Dauman of Viacom, the entertainment company that owns MTV, Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures. He received a pay package valued at $84.5 million, two and a half times what he made the year before. He signed a contract in April 2010 that included stock and options valued by the company at $54.2 million when they were granted. — Six of the 10 best-paid CEOs come from media or entertainment, industries helped by a recovery in adver-
For The Record Overtime enforcement targeting area proms
Prom is an exciting rite of passage for most high schools students and it should be a night to remember. Make it memorable for all the right reasons – keep the celebrations free of alcohol. Area law enforcement will have extra enforcement scheduled for the remaining two prom weekends: May 7 and May 14. The Lima-Allen County Safe Community Coalition reminds young drivers to be especially cautious during these special celebrations. With all the excitement that comes with these events, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment and forget a few basic precautions. Drive responsibly — prom nights are among the most lethal for young people, about 5,000 teenagers are injured or killed nationwide in traffic crashes in a typical prom weekend.
Activists want N-word gone from gravestones
markers continue to identify them almost 60 years later: “Unknown. Moved from Nigger Hill Cemetery by U.S. Government - 1954.” Now a handful of activists are trying to get the markers replaced with ones bearing what they say was the original name, Negro Hill. “Telling the accurate story of what happened and putting the positive correction is something that this region has a responsibility to do,” activist Michael Harris said. The trouble is getting someone to take responsibility for fixing an error committed during an era when the N-word was commonly used. The Army Corps of Engineers, which had the graves relocated, says it handed over control of the gravesite to El Dorado County. The county says it welcomes a solution from the
tising and innovations in digital distribution. Besides Dauman, they are Leslie Moonves of CBS, $56.9 million; David Zaslav of Discovery Communications, $42.6 million; Brian Roberts of Comcast, $31.1 million; Robert Iger of Walt Disney, $28 million; and Jeff Bewkes of Time Warner, $26.1 million. — The 10 highest-paid CEOs made $440 million in 2010, a third more than the top 10 made in 2009. Four CEOs — Dauman, Moonves, Roberts and Ray Irani of Occidental Petroleum — were on the Top 10 list both years. To calculate CEO pay, the AP adds an executive’s salary, bonuses, perks, any interest on deferred pay that’s above market interest rates, and the value a company places on stock and stock options awarded during the year. The median pay value of $9 million, calculated by Equilar, is the midpoint of the companies used in the AP analysis; half of the CEOs made more and half made less. In 2007, the median pay was $8.4 million. In 2008 it was $7.6 million, and in 2009 it was $7.2 million. The $9 million median for 2010 is the highest since the AP began the analysis in 2006. Corps. At a meeting last week, the county’s board invited Harris to make a proposal for fixing it, but made no promises. “If the United States government is portraying something inaccurately, I’m very upset about it,” board chairman Ray Nutting told Harris. The origin of the name “Negro Hill” can be traced back to California’s colorful and hectic founding as a state. People from all over the world poured in during the Gold Rush with dreams of striking it rich. Where they discovered gold, the site typically was named after the race, religion or other social group of those who found it first and settled there. That’s why the Sierra Nevada foothills are filled with names like China Camp, Dutch Flat or Chili Bar (after Chilean miners).
Drink non-alcoholic beverages — most of these crashes are alcohol-related; no matter what form it takes, alcohol will impair judgment and reflexes. Drive sober — about 5,000 young people are killed each year in traffic crashes, and a third of them are alcoholrelated. Be a good friend — if a friend has been drinking, convince them to stay put and call for help. Be smart — don’t ride with someone who has been drinking. Buckle-up — 70 percent of the teens killed on prom weekends were not wearing seatbelts. Be alert — sleepy drivers are as dangerous on the roads as drunk drivers. Sleepiness can affect driving performance and reflexes as much as alcohol.
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ALTENBURGER, Mary Lou “Mrs. A,” 57, of Ottoville, Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville with Fr. John Stites officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township (corner of St. Rts. 224 & 634). Memorials may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent to www.lovefuneralhome.com.
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At 6:54 A.M. on Thursday, Delphos police assisted the Van Wert Sheriff’s Department in serving an arrest warrant on Coreen Sloan in the 200 block of Suthoff Street. Reports indicate Sloan failed to appear for a scheduled court appearance. Sloan was transported to the Van Wert Sheriff’s Department and was scheduled to appear in Van Wert Municipal Court on the warrant.
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St. John’s Scholar of the Day is Madison Stump. Congratulations Madison! Jefferson’s Scholar of the Day is Taylor Kunkleman. Congratulations Taylor!
Students can pick up their awards in their school offices.
At 9:25 p.m. on Thursday, Delphos police, were contacted by two subjects in reference to an assault. Upon speaking with the subjects, they told police that while they were at Stadium Park, they were assaulted by a group of subjects.
Pair reports assault in park
High temperature Thursday in Delphos was 62 degrees, low was 37. High a year ago today was 67, low was 48. Record high for today is 88, set in 1959. Record low is 27, set in 1947. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers in the evening. Mostly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and thunderstorms in the morning. Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent. SATURDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Then mostly cloudy with a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. Southeast winds 5 mph shifting to the east after midnight. Chance of rain 70 percent. EXTENDED FORECAST SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s. Northeast winds around 10 mph. SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.
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The National Financial Capability Challenge is designed to promote financial education among high school students across the country. Students from Vantage Career Center were among over 84,000 students across the country who participated in the National Financial Capability Challenge organized by the U.S. Departments of the Treasury and Education. Twenty-two students from Vantage Career Center were recognized as being among the top 20% of all students taking the online exam nationally. They are: Kayla Gibson (Wayne Trace), Shawn Guelde (Paulding), Amanda Hattery (Delphos Jefferson), Michael Herron (Ft. Jennings), Nathan Huff (Paulding), Brent Kauser (Wayne Trace), Zak Kauser (Paulding), Megan Ketchum (Parkway), Haili Knepper (Antwerp), Megan MacFarlane (Paulding), Aaron Manz (Paulding), Jeremy Mobley (Paulding), Tyler Paige (Van Wert), Chris Simpson (Van Wert), Mason Taylor (Paulding), Cody Thomas (Parkway), David Upole (Wayne Trace), Stephany Wilson (Crestview), Jared Yant (Paulding), Anjelica Yoh (Paulding), and Cierra Zeigler (Van Wert). Additionally, the Charles Schwab Foundation will soon name 25 students, chosen from among the top scoring Challenge participants, who will receive $1,000 scholarships. Schwab will also donate $1,000 to the school of each scholarship recipient. Students who scored in the top 10 percent nationally are eligible for these scholarships. “At Vantage Career Center, we know that financial education is important. Too few students graduate with the knowledge and skills they need to make basic financial decisions for themselves, their families, and their communities,” Mike Knott, Vantage
Vantage Personal Finance teacher Mike Knott, right, with his students who scored in the top 20 percent of the National Financial Capability Challenge online exam.
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COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s elections chief says if voters are required to show photo ID at the polls it could delay final vote counts for days, including in presidential elections. Secretary of State Jon Husted told an Ohio Senate panel Thursday about his concerns regarding a voter photo bill passed by the House. Under the proposal sent to the Senate, a voter without picture identification on Election Day would be given a provisional ballot that would be set aside for up to 10 days until the voter presents a photo ID to the local elections board. The Columbus Dispatch reports Husted said the bill could increase the number of Ohio provisional ballots to 250,000 or more, potentially deciding the outcome of a presidential election and leaving the country hanging for 10 days.
High gas prices make public pools appealing
COLUMBUS (AP) — Some Ohio communities are seeing a jump in early sales of summer pool memberships, a trend that officials say is related to high gasoline prices. During March and April, Grandview Heights near Columbus sold 17 percent more memberships for its outdoor pool than in those months last year. Parks director Sean Robey tells The Columbus Dispatch residents are looking for things they can do close to home this summer, rather than more exotic pursuits out of town. In nearby Hilliard, sales are running more than $2,000 ahead of last year. Recreation administrator Mike Phillips in Westerville says people are thinking now about cheaper “staycations.” His Columbus suburb has already sold 1,500 pool memberships.
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and put a 5 percent cap on room and board increases at Ohio universities. Democrats argued the budget goes too far in cutting state services and reducing state aid to counties, townships and other municipalities. They contended local governments would be forced to shed police officers and firefighters from their payrolls. “Now we’ve gone from creating jobs to creating layoff and pink slips,” said Rep. Alicia Reece, a Cincinnati Democrat. House Speaker William Batchelder, a Medina Republican, said state revenue numbers were up for April, but not significantly. He said if the state had additional money by June, then
lawmakers could consider restoring some funds for nursing homes and might be able to spread dollars out among schools, too. Rep. Jim Buchy, a Greenville Republican, took issue with criticism that the budget plan was an attack on the middle class, given the state’s economic woes. Ohio faces an estimated $8 billion budget shortfall. “It’s all about the middle class,” Buchy said. “It’s about giving the middle class back control of the government it pays for.” The House version provides $15 million more for PASSPORT, an in-home care option for seniors. But advocates say the funding provides more slots for entering the program while cutting the types of services that will be covered. The
House plan also cuts the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ budget by $30 million. State aid to local governments was cut from $1.3 billion to $865 million. Representatives hope to soften the blow by creating a $50 million fund using commercial activity tax money to encourage shared service between townships and other municipalities. The House plan would take back some control of Kasich’s privatization efforts. The proposal requires the Legislature to sign off on how income from the sale of state assets — including prisons and possibly the Ohio Turnpike — is spent. Batchelder said the language was needed to address constitutional concerns over the governor’s authority.
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Bin Laden eyed US rails from his secret compound
By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press WASHINGTON — Holed up in a compound in Pakistan, Osama bin Laden was scheming how to hit the United States hard again, according to newly uncovered documents that show al-Qaida plans for derailing an American train on the upcoming 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Details of the plan emerged Thursday as some of the first intelligence was gleaned from the trove of information found in bin Laden’s residence when Navy SEALs killed the al-Qaida leader and four of his associates. They took his body and scooped up computers, DVDs and documents from the compound where U.S. officials think he had been living for as long as six years. The confiscated materials reveal the rail attack planning as of February 2010. One idea outlined in handwritten notes was to tamper with an unspecified U.S. rail track so that a train would fall off the track at a valley or a bridge. Counterterrorism officials said they believe the plot was only in the initial planning stages, and there is no recent intelligence about any active plan for such an attack. The FBI and Homeland Security issued an intelligence bulletin with details of the plan to law enforcement around the country. The bulletin, marked “for official use only,” was obtained by The Associated Press. Other intelligence pulled from the compound represented a terrorist wish list but has revealed no specific plan so far. Some documents indicated a desire to strike the U.S. with large-scale attacks in major cities and on key dates such as anniversaries and holidays. But there never was any sign that those were anything more than ambitions, said a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the intelligence. Even before the raid, intelligence officials for years had warned that al-Qaida was interested in attacking major U.S. cities on prominent dates on the American calendar. Monday’s raid by helicopter-borne SEALs was fraught with risk, sensationally bold and a historic success, netting a man who had been on the run for nearly a decade after his terrorist organization pulled off the devastating Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. During the raid, the SEALs met far less resistance than the Obama administration initially described. The commandos encountered gunshots from only one man, whom they quickly killed, before sweeping the house and shooting others, who were unarmed, a senior defense official said in the latest account.
One Year Ago • Children swarmed the new playground system at Waterworks Park Wednesday following its dedication by the By JIM KUHNHENN Delphos Kiwanis Club. The playground system had a price tag The Associated Press of $71,000 and the man-hours needed to assemble and erect the system were donated by Kiwanis members, Delphos Parks and WASHINGTON — Recreation employees, local contractors and citizens. President Barack Obama’s carefully calibrated response 25 Years Ago — 1986 to the killing of Osama bin • Fort Jennings Jaycees Rift Raft Race will be at 3 p.m. June Laden is shifting from remem7 on the Auglaize River. Trophies will be awarded for most brance to appreciation. original, fastest time and a special chairman’s choice. The rift One day after laying raft race is part of Great Canoe Race weekend. The canoe race a wreath at the site of the will be June 8. World Trade Center in New • Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District has York City, the president was announced the winners of its nature photography contest. Best to go to Fort Campbell, Ky., of show went to Thomas Hullinger for his color print of teasels to thank participants in the in flower. W. L. Brunk was the Landscape Award winner for daring raid on bin Laden’s his color print of an oak tree in winter. compound in Pakistan five • The Line-Up Restaurant, 212 N. Main St., came under days ago. new ownership today when it was sold by Mike Hedrick to Obama, however, is seekM&M Enterprises, a partnership of Rick A. Miller and Carl R. ing to convey a return to the and Cindy Metzger. Hedrick has owned the business for nearly business of governing. He was three and one-half years. He purchased it from his father-in- also to stop in Indianapolis on law Ken Fischer. Friday to promote his energy policies and showcase a trans50 Years Ago — 1961 mission plant that produces • Prime Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. leaped 115 miles systems for hybrid vehicles. into space aboard a Mercury capsule yesterday and reported White House officials say “everything okay” after a smooth landing at sea 24 minutes that at Fort Campbell Obama later. It was the first time an American had gone into space and it was the first time in history that anybody of any nationality will express his gratitude to the raid participants privately. had brief control over the motions of a spacecraft. • The members of the Catholic Daughters of America But the president, joined by Juniorettes honored their mothers with a party Tuesday eve- Vice President Joe Biden, ning in the cafeteria of St. John’s School. Jean Helmkamp also will address soldiers who served as toastmistress and introduced the special guests: Rev. have returned recently from Thomas Gorman, Mrs. Linus Schmelzer, Grand Regent of the Afghanistan, a public forum C D of A, Edna Jane Nolte, state Vice Regent, Mrs. Ralph where the military triumph Fischer, local Vice Regent, and Mrs. Joseph Menke, the Junior will be hard to mask. Obama so far has tried to chairman. • Mrs. Joseph Kundert welcomed the members of the C P avoid rejoicing publicly over of 8 Club, and one guest, Mrs. Richard Burger, to her home on bin Laden’s death. But he has Park Street Wednesday for an evening of cards. At the close maintained a steady stream of of the night, high honors went to Mrs. Norval Lause and low events and activities that have to Mrs. Romus Brandehoff. In two weeks the club will meet at kept the success of the remarkable commando operation at the home of Mrs. Ernest Lause on Dewey Street. the forefront. On Thursday he visited New York fire and 75 Years Ago — 1936 • Jefferson High School reversed matters at Fort Jennings police stations that responded Tuesday afternoon, defeating the high school team at that place to the Sept. 11, 2001, attack by a score of 2 to 1, the same score, in reverse, as was marked that was carried out by bin up in the game between the two teams played here last week. Laden’s al-Qaida operatives, Jones pitched for Delphos and held Fort Jennings to five hits. and he met privately with vicDelphos also secured five hits of Mack’s delivery. The latter tims’ families. He also has given an interview about the struck out ten men. • A letter which was received by Art O. and Ed. Wulfhorst operation to CBS that will air of the local fair board, from Bee Kyle will be of interest for Sunday on “60 Minutes.” In New York, Obama did Delphos. Miss Kyle presented what was one of the most popular free acts in the program of Delphos, the high dive. The not mention bin Laden by letter received here came from Japan where Miss Kyle is now name. He didn’t have to. “When we say we will playing an engagement of 50 days at an exposition. • A group of St. John’s school boys, members of the Junior never forget, we mean what High and grades enjoyed a most interesting session at the we say,” Obama told fireFanger Restaurant Monday night. The boys were members of fighters. At the same time, the White the grade league and Junior High team which won the championship at Columbus Grove. Clive Wirt acted as master of House is wary of overplaying ceremonies and Harold Lisk as toastmaster. Wirt presented a its hand. Obama has decided medal to Paul Grewe for the finest exhibition of sportsmanship not to release photographs of and best mental attitude on the basketball floor, in practice and bin Laden’s corpse, saying, “We don’t need to spike the in general. football.” As a result, the president also has hewed to his regular schedule, participating in policy sessions and routine ceremonial events. The trip to Indianapolis originally had been scheduled for last month, but Obama canceled it as he negotiated an eleventh-hour deal with Congress to avoid a government shutdown. Without bin Laden’s death to overshadow it, the Indianapolis trip would have policy and political consequences. Obama has been promoting his energy policies as a long-term answer to rising oil prices and U.S. dependence on foreign oil. The skyrocketing cost of gasoline had caused Obama’s public approval numbers to dip until bin Laden’s death shoved them back up. What’s more, Indiana is a battleground state that Obama won narrowly in 2008 by less than 30,000 votes. The state’s governor, Mitch Daniels, is contemplating a presidential run and would be considered a top contender for the Republican nomination.
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Rise in layoffs, gas prices cloud hiring outlook
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER Associated Press WASHINGTON — A renewed rise in layoffs is the latest sign that higher fuel prices may be slowing the economy. A 23 percent spike in applications for unemployment benefits over the past month suggests that hiring may look weaker when the government issues the April jobs report today. Oil prices plummeted Thursday to settle below $100 a barrel for the first time since mid-March. The decline follows a turbulent stretch in which oil rose 35 percent from mid-February through the end of April. Still, the plunge in oil may be enough only to keep pump prices from reaching a national average of $4 per gallon Most analysts agree the economy has strengthened enough to keep growing this year. But gas prices have risen for 44 straight days. Consumers are spending more to fill the tanks, leaving them with less to spend elsewhere. As a result, many companies are feeling less certain about the economy’s health and could delay hiring plans. “We have found that higher gas prices can lead to a slowBy ANDREW TAYLOR and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press down in the pace of hiring,” said Daniel Silver, an economist at JPMorgan Chase. Applications rose last week to a seasonally adjusted 474,000, an eight-month high. A Labor Department spokesman said the spike was largely the result of unusual factors, including a high number of school systems in New York that closed for spring break. Still, applications have risen by nearly 100,000 from February’s three-year low of 375,000 — a figure typically consistent with sustainable job growth. The third rise in four weeks also contributed Thursday to a sell-off on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 139 points to close down at 12,584 for the day, although the decline was also influenced by the drop in oil prices. “The trend is clearly upward, so that’s disconcerting,” said Kurt Karl, chief U.S. economist for Swiss Re. “When you get three or four weeks in a row of special factors, they’re no longer so special.” Most economists are sticking with their prediction for today’s employment report. The consensus view is the economy added 185,000 jobs in April and that the unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.8 percent. But the weakappears to have hurt the party with older voters. Michigan Rep. Dave Camp, the House Ways and Means Committee chairman, said he supports the GOP approach, but isn’t willing to go to the mat for legislation that has no prospects of becoming law. “I’m not interested in laying down more markers,” said Camp. “I’m interested in solutions. ... Let’s figure out where there is common ground and let’s get there as soon as we can.” Asked about Camp’s comments, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said they are “a recognition of the political realities that we face.” Nonetheless, Boehner said the GOP Medicare remake remains on the table. Obama and lawmakers of both parties face an Aug. 2 deadline to enact legislation that permits the government to increase its borrowing authority and meet its obligations to lenders. Failure to raise the debt limit beyond the current $14.3 trillion would call into question the creditworthiness of the U.S. government and triggering an economic crisis. “All of us understand we have got to achieve results,”
The New York Times and Washington Post reported Thursday on their websites that a CIA surveillance team had been watching bin Laden’s residence from a rented house near the compound for months. The agency declined to comment on the reports. President Barack Obama visited New York’s ground zero on Thursday during a somber and understated event where he avoided mentioning bin Laden by name. The U.S. account of what happened inside bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound is so far the only one most Americans have. Pakistan has custody of the people rounded up afterward, including more than two dozen children and women. Differing accounts purporting to be from witnesses have appeared in Pakistani and Arab media, and on the Internet. Intelligence analysts have been reviewing and translating the material seized from the compound, looking for information about pending plots and other terror connections. In light of the intelligence indicating al-Qaida was considering an attack on a U.S. railway, the FBI and Homeland Security told local officials to be on the lookout for clips or spikes missing from train tracks, packages left on or near the tracks and other indications that a train could be vulnerable.
GOP Medicare vouchers unlikely to advance
WASHINGTON — The GOP plan to replace Medicare with vouchers probably will have to wait, party leaders acknowledged Thursday as lawmakers and the White House bowed to political realities in pursuing a deal to allow more government borrowing in exchange for big spending cuts. Both sides hinted at movement and Vice President Joe Biden reported progress from an initial negotiating session. Spending cuts and increasing the amount of money the government can keep borrowing to pay its bills are “practically and politically connected,” Biden said at the start of budget meetings with lawmakers at Blair House, the guest residence across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House. The House Republican whose committee oversees Medicare said he’s open to other approaches besides the voucher plan that recently passed by the House after a contentious debate that
er data on layoffs and other recent reports have stirred concerns that the gains could shrink in the coming months. The U.S. service sector, which employs 90 percent of the work force, grew last month at the slowest pace since August, according to a report this week from a private trade group. And the National Federation of Independent Business said Thursday that nearly twice as many firms cut jobs in April as added workers. The number of firms planning to create jobs over the next three months was also weak. “Apparently, customers aren’t showing up,” said Bill Dunkelberg, chief economist at the NFIB. Gas prices are weighing on consumers. The national average was $3.99 a gallon on Thursday, according to the AAA. That is 30 cents higher than a month earlier. The sustained surge is siphoning money away from other purchases. Silver, the JPMorgan analyst, said higher gas prices are one reason he expects the economy added only 165,000 new jobs in April. That would be down from gains of 216,000 in March and 194,000 for February. Temporary shutdowns in the auto industry are another, Silver said. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said after the meeting. The two sides agreed “to find commonality” and there was “general agreement things have to change,” he added. With the government borrowing more than 40 cents of every dollar it spends, Republicans see the need to increase the debt limit as an opportunity to make deep spending cuts. Benefit programs such as Medicare and Medicaid could face some cuts, but not the overhaul called for in the House GOP budget plan. Cantor came to the talks with $715 billion in proposed savings from other benefit programs, including cuts to farm subsidies and food stamps, according to an aide. Camp said Obama’s debt commission pointed to cuts that can be made in Medicare. One big item would involve revamping Medicare’s rules so beneficiaries pay a greater share of everyday medical expenses but gain more protection from catastrophic costs. The bipartisan plan also would squeeze savings from drug makers, hospitals and home health agencies.
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Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 3035 met April 21 and elected officers for the coming year. New officers are: Mary Grothause, president; Marianne Mahlie, senior vice president; Cathy Hughes, junior vice president; Laurita Cross, treasurer; Irma Hilvers, conductress; Marge Koester, guard; Raylene Fischer, chaplain; and Cathy Hammons, three-year trustee. Officers will be formally installed at the May 18 meeting. New members Marietta Schimmoeller, Judy Sanders, Ruth Ditto and Breanna
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SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Area teachers can now Main St., is open. apply for a McDonald’s 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. MAC Grant, which offers John’s Little Theatre. financial support to help teachers Make Activities SUNDAY Count for their students. 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Local McDonald’s Owner, Canal Commission Museum, Jerry Lewis, is offering this 241 N. Main St., is open. exciting educational initia1-4 p.m. — Putnam County tive to assist area elementary Museum is open, 202 E. Main and middle school teachers St. Kalida. with their important job of educating young students. MONDAY Recognizing that lessons 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite often become more meanat Delphos Senior Citizen ingful when demonstrated Center, 301 Suthoff Street. with hands-on experiences, 6 p.m. — Middle Point McDonald’s supplements Village Council meets regular classroom curricu7-9 p.m. — The Delphos lum by supporting activities Canal Commission Annex that the school’s budget may Museum, 241 N. Main St., not allow. will be open. Kindergarten through 7 p.m. — Marion Township eighth-grade teachers may trustees at township house. 7:30 p.m. — American apply for grants of up to Legion Auxiliary meets at the $400 for interesting and American Legion hall, State educational projects in their classrooms. Teachers can use Street. Delphos Eagles Aerie 471 grant money to energize a science lesson by building meets at the Eagles Lodge. Middle Point council meets a weather station or make history come to life by recat town hall. 8 p.m. — Delphos City reating pioneer life with butSchools Board of Education ter churning and candle dipmeets at the administration ping. Because McDonald’s is soliciting ideas from teachoffice. ers, project ideas are limitPlease notify the Delphos less. Teachers can find requireHerald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections ments, complete an online or additions to the Coming application or download an application by visiting www. Events column.
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Carder were accepted into the auxiliary. Donations were made to the Jefferson and St. John’s post prom. Cathy Hammons reported that she taught 72 preschoolers the Pledge of Allegiance and gave them American flags. May 14 is the date set to put flags on veterans graves with May 21 as a rain date. In March, Linda Short and Marianne Mahle went on a visitation to the Veterans Home in Sandusky. Year-end convention will be June 22-26 at Independence.
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Jefferson baseball moves to .500
By JIM METCALFE email@example.com DELPHOS — Jefferson’s baseball team has been getting steadily better in all aspects of the game. The Wildcats showed that continued improvement on a sunny and pleasant Thursday afternoon at Wildcat Field in Delphos by defeating Ada 11-7 in Northwest Conference action to move to .500 (8-8) on the season. “We didn’t just have a big inning or two and stop after that. We kept scoring, which is a good sign,” Jefferson coach Doug Geary noted. “We had a tough game offensively the night before against Bluffton, so it was good to see us come out aggressive at the plate. We hit the ball pretty hard. We also made some adjustments against a different style of pitcher, which has been a struggle for us.” The Bulldogs (4-15, 0-8 NWC) had rallied to tie the score at 7 in the top of the fifth inning but the Wildcats (4-3 NWC) got the winning runs in the home half against Ada reliever Matt Gray (0-2; 2 innings, 5 hits, 4 runs, 2 earned, 1 strikeout). With one down, Curtis Miller singled and Justin Rode (2-for4, 2 runs batted in) singled just inside the third-base line. Both advanced on a fly ball to center by Ross Thompson and both scored on a groundrule double to left center by Drew Kortokrax to go up 9-7. After winner Nik Moore (1-0; 2 2/3 IP, 2 hits, 1 walk, 3 Ks), the third Jefferson pitcher, retired Ada in order in the sixth, the Red and White got two insurance runs in the home half. With one down, Moore (2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs) got aboard via an error and stole second. Tony George bounced to short; he got to second as Moore got in a rundown before finally being tagged out. Jeff Schleeter got aboard on a slow roller to short, putting runners at the corners. Miller was hit to load the bases. Rode whacked a 2-run single to right center to
Kalida bounces Ottoville in PCL baseball
By Dave Boninsegna The Delphos Herald firstname.lastname@example.org KALIDA — It was better late than never for the Kalida Wildcats in their Putnam County League baseball contest with the Ottoville Big Green as the Wildcats wrapped up the regular season with by scoring 13 runs in the final two innings on their way to a 13-5 victory over the Green. Kalida sent 11 batters to the plate in the fifth inning and 13 in the sixth, scoring six and seven runs, respectively. Kristopher Osterhage, Tyler Heitemeyer, Jordan Laudick and Tyler Hoffman all drove in two runs each for the home team. Nathan Kortokrax went 3-for-4 with a run batted in. Paul Utendorf took the hill for the Wildcats sporting a face guard after breaking his nose in their game against the Pandora-Gilboa Rockets. However, the face guard had no ill effects on the Kalida hurler as he got the win, going five innings, giving up just one run, while striking out seven. Matt Honigford went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for the Big Green; Luke Schimmoeller was 2-for-3 for the guests. The teams combined for 18 hits on the night, all singles. Ottoville got on the board first in the third when Hongiford led off the inning with a single and scored on a Cody Delong single, making it a 1-0 game. The Green held the lead until the fifth when the hosts hit around the order. Tyler Hoffman led off the inning with a walk; three batters later after free passes to Utendorf and Logan Recker, the bases were juiced for Nick Guisinger; the Kalida second baseman hit a bloop shot over the infield, scoring Hoffman to tie the game at 1-1. Osterhage came up and hit a solid shot to the outfield, driving in two. After an out was recorded, the ’Cats’ bats lit up again with three consecutive hits, highlighted by a 2-run single by Hoffman. When the dust had settled ,11 batters came to the plate and six runs crossed it as Kalida took a 6-1 advantage into the sixth. However, this is the PCL, no matter it be baseball; basketball, soccer or tiddily winks, it’s never over ’til it’s over. The Big Green answered back in the top of the sixth by sending nine batters to the plate; the visitors greeted relief pitcher Jared Zeller by getting the first four batters aboard, albeit with three of the four reaching on errors by the Wildcat infield. Nonetheless, Ottoville was right back in the game as Travis Maag, Austin Markward, Schimmoeller and Jacob Turnwald all scored, the latter on a Honigford walk with the bases loaded. Delong drove in the final run of the inning on a fly ball to center and just like that, the Big Green deficit was just one at 6-5. Ottoville had scored four runs without the benefit of a hit. Kalida wasted no time in answering back as the three of the first four batters reached, with the big hits coming from Heitmeyer as he drove in two runs with a single. Laudick made his only at-bat of the game count as he duplicated his teammate’s feat by scoring Osterhage and the aforementioned Heitmeyer. Ben Schroeder had one at-bat in
he was greeted by a 2-run single to center by Gray for a 7-all tie. However, after Moore walked Waller with two down, he fanned the next batter to keep the score tied at seven. “Nik is a very capable pitcher; we were looking for the right time to get him in there. He can get batters out,” Geary added. “Nick gave us a solid start; he’d been more of a reliever this spring and he had some tough luck there. Our pitching has been solid most of the season, as has been our defense. We need to do those two well to Tom Morris photo have a chance most of the time.” Jefferson junior Kyle Anspach eyes a pitch from Ada’s Jefferson visits Crestview Austin Cobb in the third inning Thursday and sends a shot tonight in a makeup game. to the fence for a triple. The host Wildcats grabbed an 11-7 “Defense hurt us tonight NWC baseball victory at Wildcat Field. but generally, we’ve been get George and Schleete3r in ing third on an error on the pretty solid this spring,” play. Kyle Anspach tripled Thaxton added. “We’ve had for an 11-7 lead. Ada got a leadoff dou- to deep left to score Moore to move some people around ble to left in the seventh and came home on a bloop defensively and that hurt from Caleb Duffy (2-for-4, single to right by Schleeter us some; Caleb, our usual 2 2Bs) and got him to third (2-for-4, 2 runs). Miller’s shortstop and our ace, hurt on a 2-out wild pitch before grounder was thrown away, his elbow and is done as Aaron Weyer was fanned to pushing Schleeter to third, a pitcher this spring. We from where he scored on an pitched well enough to win end the contest. The Wildcats went up 1-0 error as Miller stole second but tonight, our defense let in the bottom of the first. to make it 5-1. us down. Credit Jefferson Ada got two back in the for hitting the ball as they Moore walked to lead off and George bunted his way fourth on three hits. Austin did.” aboard; an error on the play Everhart singled to right to Ada hosts Waynesfieldgot Moore to third. George lead it off but was erased Goshen this evening. took off for second and was on Gray’s grounder. Weyer ADA (7) ab-r-h-rbi picked off base by starter singled up the middle on a Caleb Duffy ss 4-1-2-1, Austin Austin Cobb (4 IPs, 8 hits, 7 hit-and-run, sending Gray to Everhart 2b 4-1-2-0, Matt Gray Weyer 4-1-1runs, 5 earned, 1 free pass, 3 third. After Weyer burgled 1b/p 4-1-1-2, Aaron 2-1-2-2, c Ronnie 0, Hunter Waller rf second, both came home as Roberts 3b/1b 3-0-0-1, Gabe Sutton Ks) but Moore stole home. 3-1-1-0, Drew Crabtree cf 3-1-1Ada tied it in the second Waller shot a hit up the mid- dh Austin Cobb p/ss 3-0-0-0. Totals 0, off Jefferson starter Nick dle to get within 5-3. 30-7-10-6. JEFFERSON (11) The Wildcats got those Cook (4 IP, 4 hits, 3 earned ab-r-h-rbi Nik Moore ss/p 3-3-2-3, Tony runs, 3 Ks) on a 1-out triple back in the home half. With Anspach lf to left by Hunter Waller and one down, Cook singled to George cf 2-1-1-0, Kyle 3b 4-2-2-1, 2-1-1-1, Jeff Schleeter a ground ball to third by right center and advanced Curtis Miller 1b 3-1-1-0, Justin Rode Ross Thompson 2b 4-0on an error on the play. An c 4-1-2-2, Babcock p 0-0-0-0, Drew Ronnie Roberts. 1-0, Ben Kortokrax dh 3-0-1-2, Nick Cook p/2b/ “We hit the ball pretty out hence, Moore launched 3-2-2-0, Mike 2-0-0well, which is encourag- a 2-run dinger to left for a ss Evan Neubert Joseph lf/cf Totals 0, lf 1-0-0-0. 31-11-13-9. ing. We scored a few runs; 7-3 spread. Ada tied it in the fifth timely hitting has been a Score by Innings: 010 240 0- 7 struggle for us,” Ada coach with Ben Babcock on in Ada Jefferson 104 222 x - 11 Ben Thaxton noted. “We relief. Gabe Sutton blooped E: Duffy, Weyer, Roberts, Crabtree, Babcock; kept coming from behind, one to right and moved Cobb, John Downing (A), Jefferson DP: Ada 1; LOB: Ada 3, which is also a positive. up on a wild pitch. Drew 5; 2B: Duffy 2, Moore, Kortokrax; HR: Moore; Overall, we’re getting closer Crabtree singled to left. A 3B: Waller, Anspach; POB: Waller SB: Weyer, Moore, Miller; (by wild pitch scored Sutton and Cook), George (by Cobb). to where we want to be.” Jefferson put a 4-spot up moved Crabtree up. An out IP H R ER BB SO in the third. Cook ((2-for- later, Duffy doubled him ADA Cobb 4.0 8 7 5 1 3 3, 2 runs) singled to right home. Everhart (2-for-4) Gray (L, 0-2) 2.0 5 4 2 0 1 center and got to second on singled just past third base- JEFFERSON Cook 4.0 4 3 3 0 3 an error on the play. He man Schleeter to put run- Babcock 0.1 4 4 4 0 1 advanced on a wild pitch. An ners on the corners, taking Moore (W, 1-0) 2.2 2 0 0 1 3 out later, Moore doubled to second on the throw home. WP: Babcock 2, Cobb, Moore; left center to get him in, tak- Geary brought in Moore and HBP: Miller (by Gray); PB: Rode.
Jefferson senior first baseman Chelsey Fischer closes quickly on a short pop-up for an out in the third inning Thursday in Delphos. The visiting Ada Lady Bulldogs grabbed an 8-1 softball victory.
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Kindle pitches Bulldogs past Lady Wildcats DELPHOS — Ada hurler Ashlie Kindle improved her mark to 10-4 as she pitched the LAdy Bulldogs to an 8-1 victory over host Jefferson Thursday night in Delphos. Kindle limited the Lady Wildcats to four hits. The visitors tagged Taylor Branham for 12 hits and also received five errors by the hosts. Jefferson plays its first tournament game 11 a.m. Saturday at Lincolnview versus Kalida.
Ada 3 2 1 0 2 0 0 - 8 12 2 Jefferson 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 4 5 WP: Ashlie Kindle (10-4); LP: Taylor Branham. 2B: Katelyn Guagenti (A). 3B: Taylor Willeke (A).
(4 hits, 1 walk, 1 K) as the Bearcats improved to 7-10 (3-5 NWC). McDaniel took the loss for the Mustangs (5-10, 1-5 NWC) as he gave up all five runs in the first. Levi Krouskop went 2-for-4 with a home run and four runs batted in, while Cory Rieman (1 run, 1 double) went 2-for-4, Kasey Lee 2-for-3 (1 run, 1 RBI, double) and Youngpeter (double, RBI) and Jared Rex (double, RBI) 1-for-2. Spencerville takes on Ottoville 1 p.m. Saturday in sectional action at Crestview.
Allen East 0 0 0 020 0-260 Spencerville 5 0 0 300 x-881 WP: Bubba Shimp (2-1); LP: McDaniel. 2B: Kasey Lee (S), Matthew Yoyungpeter (S), Jared Rex (S). HR: Levi Krouskop (S).
---Lady Rockets rally past Lady Green OTTOVILLE — PandoraGilboa’s softball team put up a 4 spot in the sixth inning and one in the seventh to rally past host Ottoville 8-5 Thursday in a Putnam County League clash. Mackenzie Martin (4 Ks, 4 walks) was touched for nine hits by the Rockets and her defense committed four errors. Basinger (5 Ks, 1 walk) gave up six Lady Green hits and was backed by two errors. Ottoville takes on Continental at 1 p.m. Saturday in the sectional tournament at Lincolnview.
Pan.-Gilboa 0 0 3 0 0 4 1 - 8 9 2 Ottoville 030 020 0-564 WP: Basinger; LP: Martin. 2B: Basinger (P), Crystal Mathews (O).
---Lady Bearcats double up Mustangs SPENCERVILLE — Both teams had seven hits but Spencerville’s sofgball teams was more efficient, doubling up NWC foe Allen East 8-4 THursday at Spencerville. Kaitlynn Warnecke got the win for the Bearcats, who host Allen East at 10 a.m. Saturday in sectional aftion.
Allen East 003 100 0-473 Spencerville 0 2 3 300 x-871 WP: Kaitlynn Warnecke; LP: Reneau.
the contest and he too made it count with a run-scoring single. Kalida hit around for the second consecutive inning, sending more batters to the plate in the final two frames than they did the previous four. Kalida moves to 9-3 overall and 3-1 in the PCL; the Wildcats get a bye in the first round of the tournament and will play again next Thursday against the winner of the CoryRawson/Columbus Grove game to be played Saturday at Grove. First pitch for the game is 2 p.m. Ottoville hosts Lincolnview tonight.
Ottoville (5) ab-r-h-rbi Honigford p 3-1-3-1, D. Schimmoeller cf 4-0-0-0, Delong 3b 4-0-1-1, Wehri c 4-0-0-0, Maag ss 3-0-0-0, Markward lf 3-1-0-0, L. Schimmoeller 2b 3-0-2-0, Turnwald rf 4-1-1-0, Fischer dh 2-0-0-0, Hohlbein 1b 2-0-0-0. Totals 32-5-7-3. Kalida (13) ab-r-h-rbi Utendorf p 4-2-1-1, L. Recker cf 3-1-0-0, Guisinger 2b 4-2-1-1, Osterhage 1b 4-2-2-2, Heitmeyer 3b 4-1-1-2, Kortokrax ss 4-1-3-1, Unverferth rf 2-0-1-0, Laudick p 1-11-2, Hoffman dh 1-2-1-2, Schmenk lf 3-0-0-0, B. Schroeder ph 1-1-1-1. Totals 31-13-11-13. Score by Innings Ottoville 001 Kalida 000 KALIDA Utendorf (W) Zeller Laudick OTTOVILLE Honigford (L) Maag IP 5 0.1 1.2 4.1 1.2 004 067 R 1 4 0 6 7 ER 1 0 0 6 7 0-5 x - 13 K 7 1 2 4 1 BB 0 3 1 4 3
Canucks grab 3-1 series lead over Predators
By TERESA M. WALKER The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ryan Kesler broke a tie with a power-play goal at 7:28 of the third period, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Nashville Predators 4-2 on Thursday night to take a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series. Christian Ehrhoff scored a power-play goal and had two assists, Kesler also had two assists and Alexander Edler had a goal. Henrik Sedin notched his first points in the series with two assists and an empty-net goal with 20.6 seconds left. The Canucks, the Presidents’ Trophy winners for the NHL’s best regularseason record, can close out the series Saturday night in Game 5 in Vancouver. Joel Ward and Cody Franson each had a goal and an assist for Nashville. The Predators lost consecutive games for the first time this postseason. Kesler scored his second straight winner with a powerplay goal off a penalty he drew.
----Shimp, Youngpeter pitches Bearcats past Mustangs SPENCERVILLE — Spencerville provided Bubba Shimp and Matthew Youngpeter all the runs they needed with a 5-run first as the host Bearcats bounced Allen East 8-2 in Northwest Conference baseball action Thursday. Shimp (2-1) threw 4 1/3 innings (3 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, 1 hit batter, 3 Ks) and Youngpeter mopped up
---Indians bounce Bulldogs in WBL ELIDA — Shawnee scored all 10 of its runs in the first four innings to down host Elida 10-4 in Western Buckeye League baseball action Thursday at Ed Sandy Memorial Field. The Indians (11-8, 4-3 WBL) compiled 15 hits. Elida (8-12, 3-6 WBL) host St. Marys at noon Saturday to open Division II sectional action.
Shawnee 3 2 3 2 0 0 0 - 10 15 2 Elida 112 000 0- 4 82 WP: Trey Runneals; LP: Jake Porter. 2B: Mackenzie Hampshire (E), Ryan Musgrave (E). 3B: Trey Runneals (S). RBIS: Shawnee Runneals(2), Spencer(2), Williams(2), Stoner(2); Elida Hampshire(1), Musgrave(1), David Diller(1). MULTIPLE HITS: Shawnee - Crea(4-4), Stoner(2-3), Runneals(2-4); Elida - Austin Zuber(3-4), David Diller(2-4).
The Associated Press C O N F E R E N C E SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) Today’s Games Chicago at Atlanta, 7 p.m., series tied 1-1 L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 9:30 p.m., Dallas leads series 2-0 Saturday’s Games
Oklahoma City at Memphis, 5 p.m., series tied 1-1 Miami at Boston, 8 p.m., Miami leads series 2-0 Sunday’s Games L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 3:30 p.m. Chicago at Atlanta, 8 p.m.
The Associated Press C O N F E R E N C E SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) Thursday’s Result Vancouver 4, Nashville 2, Vancouver leads series 3-1 Today’s Games San Jose at Detroit, 7 p.m., San Jose leads series 3-0
Philadelphia at Boston, 8 p.m., Boston leads series 3-0 Saturday’s Game Nashville at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Sunday’s Games x-Boston at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. x-Detroit at San Jose, 8 p.m.
This time, Nashville defenseman Ryan Suter yanked him down with an arm around his neck for a holding call, and Kesler scored 1:07 later with a beautiful goal. Kesler sliced through a couple of Predators and beat Pekka Rinne with a wrister from the slot. In Game 3, Kesler scored in overtime. Nashville tried to rally, finally getting Rinne to the bench with about 30 seconds left. Vancouver took its timeout with 29.3 seconds left, and Nashville couldn’t hold the puck in off the ensuing faceoff. Sedin clinched the victory with his first goal this postseason. The Predators opened with plenty of energy with yet another sellout crowd armed with T-shirts to paint the arena gold and fan noisemakers. But Vancouver has been outshooting and outskating Nashville in taking both games in Music City. The Canucks went up 1-0 with 4:56 left in the first as Ehrhoff scored with Burrows screening Rinne at the edge of the crease. Nashville wanted a call for goaltender interferSee CANUCKS, page 7
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Blue Jays erupt for MAC win vs. Rangers
The Delphos Herald DELPHOS — It took the St. John’s baseball team three innings to figure out New Knoxville’s Horstman. Once they did, the Blue Jays poured it on to down the Rangers 11-4 in Midwest Athletic Conference action Thursday afternoon at Stadium Park. “It took us some time to adjust to Horstman; he was a junk-ball pitcher that came from a lot of different angles. He also threw a nice knuckleball which we had not seen yet this year,” Jays coach Dan Metzger noted. “Once we settled in and kept our hands back and inside the baseball, we were able to string some hits together. As a coach, you would like to see your kids adjust to the different styles of pitchers quicker but we were able to keep the score close until we could get the bats going.” The Jays (9-4, 5-1 MAC) went up 1-0 in the first as Tanner Calvelage (2-for-3, 2 runs scored) singled, moved to second on Tyler Bergfeld’s bounce out, to third on a passed ball and home on a 2-out error on a grounder hit by Austin Vogt. The Rangers went up 2-1 in the third as they touched up Vogt (1-2; 6 innings, 7 hits, 3 runs, 2 warned, 1 walk, 6 Ks) on three hits, a hit batter and a walk, getting RBIs from Reineke (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) and A. Wolf. The hosts tied it in the home half as Bergfeld (2-for-
Two standouts named Bluffton’s top senior female athletes
BLUFFTON — Bluffton University presented three athletic awards to four recipients during its Athletic Awards Forum. Sharing the Kathryn E. Little Award as the university’s outstanding senior female athlete were basketball player Kim Miller of Delphos (St. John’s) and volleyball player Shauna Rowland of Bucyrus. Joining them as award recipients were basketball player Rob Luderman of Defiance, who earned the A.C. Burcky Award as outstanding senior male athlete, and Del Gratz, the university’s assistant registrar, who received the Larry W. Jones Memorial Award for his support of, and significant contributions to, Bluffton athletics. The Little Award is based on scholarship, academic abilities and campus leadership, as well as four years of participation in at least one sport. Both Miller and Rowland made their marks on and off the court. Miller became Bluffton’s career leader in rebounds (647) and assists (412) while rising to second on the scoring list, with 1,171 points. She also ranks second in steals and fourth in blocked shots. Involved in other campus activities as well, Miller carries a 3.4 grade point average and will graduate this month with a degree in social work. Rowland also has a 3.4 GPA as an intervention specialist major. She became the volleyball team’s full-time
St. John’s graduate Kim Miller, second from left, took home honors from the Athletics Awards Forum at Bluffton University, along with Del Gratz, Shauna Rowland and Rob Luderman.
passed ball. Bergfeld singled him to third and advanced on another passed ball. Both came home courtesy of Leininger’s 2-run hit. The Rangers scored their final run in the seventh off of Buescher in relief: a single by Horstman (3-for-3, 3 runs), a passed ball and a 1-out knock by Reineke. “Austin gave us another strong outing tonight. He was hitting his locations well and worked himself out of some tough spots,” Metzger added. “We also played another solid game in the field. When they did hit the ball, we came up with the play for the most part.” The Jays host Parkway tonight.
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setter following her freshman year and was a crucial element in BU being able to flip the tables from an 11-20 record that year to three straight seasons of more than 20 wins and, in 2009, Heartland Conference regular-season and tournament titles and a NCAA Tournament berth. Miller’s and Rowland’s award is named for Kathryn Little, who served in Bluffton’s health, physical education and recreation department and in athletics from 1958-74. She was a member of the first class inducted into the Bluffton Athletics Hall of Fame, also in 1974. Athletics Director Phill Talavinia presented the Burcky Award to Luderman, an education major who was basketball team captain this year and was named to the all-tournament team at the 2010 McDonald’s of Bluffton Holiday Tournament. The Burcky Award is named for the late professor of physical education and coach who served Bluffton from 1922-68. Burcky died in 1989 at age 93. As a longtime supporter of Bluffton athletics and its student-athletes, Gratz was honored with the Jones Award, which is named for a 1970 graduate who played varsity basketball and later officiated numerous Bluffton basketball games before his death in a 1978 auto accident. The award goes to a non-athlete, whether a student, faculty or staff member, or citizen.
NEW KNOXVILLE (4) ab-r-h-rbi J. Allen c 4-1-1-0, Horstman p 3-33-0, Bambauer cf 3-0-0-0, Reineke ss 4-0-2-2, A. Wolf 1b 4-0-1-1, Z. Allen Tom Morris photo 2b 3-0-1-1, Leffell 3b 3-0-0-0, S. Wolf rf 3-0-1-0, Clark dh 3-0-0-0. Totals St. John’s junior leftfielder Ryan Densel runs down a 30-4-9-4. ST. JOHN’S (11) slicing foul ball in the fifth inning Thursday at Stadium ab-r-h-rbi Tanner Calvelage cf 3-2-2-1, Tyler Park. The Blue Jays captured a 9-4 MAC triumph. Bergfeld ss 4-2-2-0, Jordan Leininger dh 4-1-3-3, Austin Vogt p/1b 3-0-04, 2 runs) singled, stole sec- error and a run-scoring hit by Metzger pr 0-0-0-0, Troy ond and scored as Jordan Z. Allen, scoring Horstman, 1, Andrew 2b 3-1-0-0, Tyler Ditto rf Warnecke 4-2-2-1, Ryan Buescher 1b/p 4-1-2-1, Leininger doubled him to make it 5-3. home. The Jays made it 9-3 in the Ryan Densel lf 3-1-0-0, Curtis Geise 3b 3-1-1-2. Totals 31-11-12-9. The Jays went up for good home half. Leininger singled Score by Innings: 002 4 in the fourth. With one down, and burgled second. An out New Knoxville 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 - 11 St. John’s 342 xTyler Ditto (2-for-4) singled, later, Troy Warnecke walked E: Leffel 2, Austin Reindel (S), followed by one from Ryan and Ditto singled, plating Bergfeld; LOB: New Knoxville 8, St. Buescher. He was forced at Leininger. Buescher’s hit John’s 5; 2B: Leininger, Calvelage; Sac: Bambauer; SB: Z. Allen, Bergfeld, second by Ryan Densel, who scored Warnecke; an error Densel, Geise, Leininger; CS: S. Wolf promptly stole second. Curtis on the play allowed Ditto (by Reindel).
Geise knocked them both in with a hit. He stole second and scored as Calvelage doubled to make it 5-2. The visitors got one back in the fifth on a single, an
to score, pushing Buescher to second. He scored on a passed ball and a wild pitch. The Jays finished their scoring in the sixth. Calvelage walked and advanced on a
NEW KNOXVILLE Horstman (L) 6.0 12 11 7 3 5 ST. JOHN’S Vogt (W, 1-2) 6.0 7 3 2 1 6 Buescher 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 WP: Horstman, Buescher. HBP: Horstman (by Vogt), ; PB: J. Allen 4, Reindel 2.
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(Continued from Page 6) ence but didn’t get it. The Canucks outshot Nashville 11-6 in the period. The Predators got the edge they needed when Vancouver defenseman Sami Solo, in the lineup for the first time since getting hurt in Game 6 of the Canucks’ opening series against Chicago, went to the box for knocking the puck over the glass with 1:42 left. Franson fired a shot that Luongo blocked with his pad, and Ward wristed it through the goalie’s legs with 41.6 seconds left. This series gets feistier by the minute, and the first period ended with a bit of scrum and a slashing penalty for Canucks defenseman Kevin
Bieksa and a roughing call for Nashville captain Shea Weber. As officials tried to break it up, Nashville forward Jordin Tootoo hit former teammate Dan Hamhuis with a quick left to the face. The Predators can blame themselves for wasting prime opportunities to score in the second. Goalie Roberto Luongo lost his stick after stopping a flurry at the net. Nashville finally got the puck only to be called for offsides at 8:40 of the second, giving Luongo a break to grab his stick in the far corner. The Canucks came right back and went up 2-1 when Edler ripped a slap shot from near the blue line through traffic past Rinne at
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Pct GB .586 — .548 1 .467 3 1/2 .452 4 .452 4 Pct GB .700 — .548 4 1/2 .469 7 .379 9 1/2 .344 11
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W L Pct GB Los Angeles 18 14 .563 — Texas 17 15 .531 1 Oakland 16 16 .500 2 Seattle 15 17 .469 3 ——— Thursday’s Results Detroit 6, N.Y. Yankees 3 Tampa Bay 3, Toronto 1 L.A. Angels 11, Boston 0 Kansas City 9, Baltimore 1 Cleveland 4, Oakland 3, 12 innings Seattle 3, Texas 1 Today’s Games Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Minnesota at Boston, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Oakland at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Cleveland at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Minnesota (Duensing 2-1) at Boston (C.Buchholz 2-3), 1:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 2-2) at Baltimore (Guthrie 1-4), 1:10 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 2-3) at Toronto (R.Romero 2-3), 4:07 p.m. Oakland (McCarthy 1-2) at Kansas City (Hochevar 3-3), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Colon 2-1) at Texas (Holland 3-1), 8:05 p.m. Cleveland (White 0-0) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 6-1), 9:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Floyd 3-2) at Seattle (Fister 2-3), 9:10 p.m. ----
W L Pct GB Colorado 18 11 .621 — San Francisco 15 16 .484 4 Los Angeles 15 17 .469 4 1/2 Arizona 14 16 .467 4 1/2 San Diego 12 19 .387 7 Thursday’s Results Cincinnati 10, Houston 4 N.Y. Mets 5, San Francisco 2 St. Louis 6, Florida 3 Philadelphia 7, Washington 3 Atlanta 2, Milwaukee 1 Arizona 3, Colorado 2, 11 innings Today’s Games Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Houston at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Arizona at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Cincinnati (Arroyo 3-3) at Chicago Cubs (C.Coleman 1-2), 1:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 2-2) at St. Louis (Lohse 4-1), 4:10 p.m. Atlanta (Jurrjens 3-0) at Philadelphia (Oswalt 3-1), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Norris 2-1) at Pitts. (Morton 3-1) 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Garland 1-2) at N.Y. Mets (C.Young 1-0), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Gorzelanny 1-2) at Florida (Volstad 2-1), 7:10 p.m. Arizona (D.Hudson 2-4) at San Diego (Moseley 1-3), 8:35 p.m. Colorado (Rogers 3-1) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 0-5), 9:05 p.m.
The Associated Press NBA DALLAS — Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest has been suspended from Game 3 of a second-round series against the Mavericks tonight for hitting Dallas guard J.J. Barea in the face with a forearm. Los Angeles, down 0-2, will be playing a pivotal game without its starting small forward. Barea was dribbling around Los Angeles’ Lamar Odom with 24 seconds left in a game that had already been decided when Artest moved in and swung a forearm at the guard’s head. Artest was ejected immediately. The league ruled he also would be assessed a flagrant foul. An accumulation of flagrant foul points could lead to another suspension. NFL UNDATED — Retired Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, ex-Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher and former Philadelphia Eagles tight end Chad Lewis will take on Mount Kilimanjaro — Africa’s highest mountain — next week. They’ll be joined by four injured ser-
vice members to raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project. Disappointed he couldn’t take part in an NFL USO tour to Afghanistan, Bruschi had told league officials to keep him in mind for future projects. When he got the call a few months ago, he recalled “it was just something I couldn’t pass up.” The group will also meet in New York on Monday to visit ground zero. BASEBALL ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon thinks Major League Baseball should examine controversial calls this season to see whether expanded instant replay would have an impact on those situations. Maddon was tossed Wednesday night after the umpires got together and reversed Joe West’s safe call on a tag play by Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind on Tampa Bay’s Sam Fuld. The call completed an inning-ending double play and Maddon was ejected when he tried to argue. MLB is leaning toward expanding replay for the 2012
9:43. The Predators also squandered 47 seconds of a 5-on3 late in the second when Aaron Rome slashed Erat with Maxim Lapierre in the box for interference. Coach Barry Trotz took Nashville’s timeout. But Suter had the Predators’ lone shot, and Luongo easily knocked it away with his left pad. They couldn’t finish off the final 1:13 with the man advantage either, prompting fans to boo. Franson tied it at 3:27 of the third, snapping a shot cleanly through Luongo’s legs for his first goal this postseason. The lead didn’t stand long. Trotz matched up his third line — Tootoo, Jerred Smithson and Nick Spaling
— against Kesler’s line trying to slow the trio down. But Smithson sustained an upper body injury and missed the last two periods. Trotz also moved Martin Erat from a line with David Legwand to Mike Fisher’s line with Sergei Kostitsyn, dropping Patric Hornqvist, Nashville’s second-best goal scorer.
NOTES: The Canucks improved to 4-3 in Game 4s on the road. ... Ward has at least a point in eight of Nashville’s 10 games this postseason. ... Sedin’s goal gave the Canucks their biggest victory of margin since their 2-0 win over Chicago to open the postseason. ... Nashville scratched Steve Sullivan because of a lower-body injury and Colin Wilson got his first playing time this postseason after appearing in all 82 games of the regular season.
season to include trapped balls and fair-or-foul rulings down the lines. Only home run calls are currently reviewable. COLLEGE BASKETBALL COLLEGE PARK, Md. — After sweating through crisp white shirts and expensive suits for more than three decades, Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams is ready to take it easy. Williams announced his retirement, saying “it’s the right
time” for him to end a career in which he led his alma mater to the 2002 national championship. Williams coached for 33 years, the last 22 at Maryland, where he played from 1964-67. His career record is 668380, including 461-252 at Maryland. Under his direction, the Terrapins went to the NCAA tournament 14 times, won or shared three Atlantic Coast Conference titles and reached the Final Four twice.
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Most editors and reporters would panic, and I owe Burleigh, and other editors who or call their lawyers, if news executives TERRY MATTINGLY backed religion coverage, a debt of gratiasked religious questions during job intertude. views. However, it’s crucial to know that BurYet it’s hard to probe the contents of a leigh -- a traditional Catholic -- didn’t push journalist’s head without asking big questhis issue because he wanted editors to hire tions. And it’s hard to ask some of the ultimore journalists who liked sitting in pews. mate questions -- questions about birth, life, No, he didn’t want to see newspapers keep suffering, pain and death -- without menmissing events and trends that affect miltioning religion. lions of people and billions of dollars. William Burleigh carefully explored Some journalists, he said, don’t think some of this territory when he was running news teams, both that religion matters. Thus, many editors get sweaty palms when large and small. His half-century career with The E.W. Scripps it comes time to dedicate time, ink and money to the subject. Co. began in 1951, when he was in high school in Evansville, Few seek out trained, experienced religion-beat reporters. Ind., and he retired several years ago after serving as president “The prevailing ethos among most of our editors is that the and chief executive officer. public square is the province of the secular and not a place for ... “I always thought that it was interesting to talk to reporters religious messages to be seen or heard,” said Burleigh in an inand editors about their education,” said Burleigh, who remains terview for my chapter in “Blind Spot: When Journalists Don’t chairman of the Scripps Howard board. “How many people in Get Religion.” Oxford University Press will publish this book, our newsrooms have actually studied history and art and phi- produced by my colleagues at the Oxford Centre for Religion & losophy and even some theology? ... Public Life, late this fall. “I have to admit -- quite frankly -- I always showed a partial“As a result,” Burleigh said, “lots of editors automatically ity toward people with that kind of educational background. I think religion is out of place in a public newspaper. That’s what didn’t do that because I am a big religious guy. I did it because we are up against.” I wanted to know if we were dealing with well-rounded people The key is that this is a journalism problem. Any effort to imwho could relate to the big questions in life.” prove coverage will fail if journalists are, as commentator Bill Burleigh won some battles. For example, a few editors de- Moyers likes to put it, “tone deaf” to the music of religion in cided to let a religion-beat specialist try writing a column for public life. Scripps Howard News Service, and I’ve been at it ever since. That’s a great image. I tell editors that religion news is someThis week marks the “On Religion” column’s 20th anniversary, thing like a cross between politics and opera. The laws and
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structures that govern religious life can be just as complicated and technical as those that control our government, and there are hundreds of religious groups and movements in most news markets, not one or two. Yet there is more to religion than laws, facts, creeds and hierarchies. Every now and then, a reporter will be sent to cover a picky, boring, tense meeting and, suddenly, someone will start to preach or pray. The words can be folksy or Byzantine, inspiring or bizarre. But, suddenly, people are crying, hugging, shouting or walking out. Reporters look on, dumbfounded. What happened? What did they miss? Truth is, they were covering a political meeting and then someone, in effect, began singing one of that group’s sacred songs. The reporters could hear the words, but they couldn’t hear the music. Burleigh could hear the music, and he wanted to link that to news. He argued that editors should insist on quality religionnews coverage for one simple reason -- a desire to cover stories crucial to the lives of their readers. “It’s how we answer the big questions about birth and death and the meaning of life that provide the foundation for our culture,” he said. “Those questions define our culture and tell us who we are. How do we get those big questions into our newspapers? How do we cover those stories?”
(Terry Mattingly is director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and leads the GetReligion. org project to study religion and the news.) Copyright 2011, Newspaper Enterprise Assn.
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By HILLEL ITALIE The Associated Press NEW YORK — Cary Grant is gone and no actor today compares, his daughter says. “Hugh Jackman, a little bit. Other than that I can’t think of anyone,” actress Jennifer Grant said during a recent promotional luncheon for “Good Stuff,” a loving memoir about her father, who died in 1986 at age 82. Jennifer Grant, wearing a sleeveless black dress, is more a ringer for her mother, actress Dyan Cannon, with her wide mouth and narrow build. Her parents divorced when she was a toddler, but she remained close to both and she says Cannon had the highest praise for her book, telling Jennifer that she was “a stone, cold writer.” The lunch was held in the Oak Room of the Plaza hotel, the setting for an early scene in “North by Northwest,” the classic thriller starring Cary Grant and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It’s a great film, Jennifer Grant says, although she acknowledges that her favorite Cary Grant movie is the “one she saw last.” Being raised by Cary Grant really was like living with “Cary Grant,” according to “Good Stuff.” He was a “pip” — playful, witty, curious and graceful, right to the end. He wrote her letters of advice and adoration, tolerated her taste for hard rock music and her college infatuation with communism and gently, but mercilessly, defeated her at Trivial Pursuit. “Dad was miraculous with the infuriating game,” she writes. “He’d always complain that he’d forgotten too many important things to be a contender and then pull virtually every answer out of his hat.” It was a VIP life: prime seats at Los Angeles Dodgers games; the best tables at Madame Wu’s Garden and other restaurants; a taped birthday message from President Reagan and his wife, Nancy. Holiday guests often included Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson and Gregory Peck. Sometimes, Grant would fly his daughter to Monaco on his private jet and they would stay at the royal palace with their close friends Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace — Grace Kelly, Grant’s co-star in “To Catch a Thief.” Jennifer Grant, the actor’s only child, says she had been asked for years to
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write about her father, but refused until close friends encouraged her. She wrote the book herself, drawing upon home movies and audiotapes Cary Grant made when she was little. She was a senior at Stanford University when he died and the memoir was a way of finally letting him go. “To write this book is to fully admit, more than 20 years later, that he died,” she writes. Grant retired from filmmaking in 1966, the year Jennifer was born, and she is still learning about her father’s career. He rarely talked about his acting days while she was growing up, aside from an occasional reference to Kelly or to “Hitch.” She has read little about him and only recently saw his work on the big screen, when she introduced “To Catch a Thief” at a film festival in Dallas. On Father’s Day, she will be at the Film Forum in New York, introducing the screwball masterpiece “Bringing Up Baby,” starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. But she doesn’t expect to have the same response as the rest of the audience. “I’ll be seeing my father up there,” she says. Newspapers provide a daily source of information from around the globe. Expand your horizons.
and a younger sister, Svetlana Zakharenko -- also known as the actress Lana Wood. Natalie also had two daughters, Natasha Gregson, from her marriage to British producer Richard Gregson, and Courtney Wagner, from her marriage to actor Robert Wagner. Natalie Wood accidentally drowned on Nov. 29, 1981. She was only 43 years old. Q: How many times has game-show host Chuck Woolery been married? To whom? -- V.C., Hurlock, Md. A: Chuck Woolery has been married four times. His first wife was Margaret Hayes. His second wife was actress Jo Ann Pflug. His third wife was Teri Nelson, granddaughter of the famous TV couple Ozzie and Harriet. His fourth and current wife is Kim Barnes. Send your questions to Mr. Know-It-All at AskMrKIA@ gmail.com or c/o United Feature Syndicate, 200 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016.
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Saturday, May 7, 2011 Be friendly to all new people you meet in the next year, because several folks whose thinking and morals closely parallel yours could become very valuable friends and could contribute greatly to your happiness. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -There are indications that you could quickly overreact to something a friend does that you find objectionable. Later when you calm down, you’ll realize you took it the wrong way. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -It’s always wise to take measures to safeguard your valuables, but you might need to be especially careful to do so currently. Don’t leave your house or car unlocked, even for a short time. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -This could turn out to be a very bad day for rehashing volatile issues with anybody, but especially your mate. Once you open Pandora’s box, you’re not likely to be able to close it again. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -Regardless of the adverse conditions with which you may have to contend, do everything you can to maintain a positive attitude. Succumbing to a negative reaction could make matters worse. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Correct any misunderstanding you have with a friend immediately. If you allow it to fester, you could start thinking about evening the score somehow, which would only make matters worse. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- If you find yourself in a position of authority, don’t do anything to make others think you’re throwing your weight around. Heavy-handed tactics will boomerang on you. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Try to stay on the straight and narrow, because any broad mood swing will distort your judgment and throw you way off-course, making you either too pessimistic or unrealistic. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Don’t take on any new longrange financial obligations if you can help it. If things do not go the way you think, it would put you in a severe financial bind. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- If the very people who are usually quite supportive of your actions are opposed to what you want to do, take a second look at matters. They may see things you don’t. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Be sure to take the time to maintain good relationships with co-workers by praising their accomplishments if they’ve done something special. Don’t let them feel taken for granted. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Taking a financial risk on a venture or enterprise that is considered chancy could knock the stuffing out of your wallet. Make sure you are in control of matters, not the other way around. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Regardless of how upset you might get over a remark or action of a loved one, don’t speak out on it in front of outsiders. Resolve all domestic rumbles within the confines of your home.
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For families of tornadoes’ missing, a long torment
By ERIC TUCKER and JAY REEVES Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Where is Johnnie Brown’s sister? Or the friend Billie Sue Hall talked to every day? A week after tornadoes ripped neighborhoods to shreds across the South, there still are no answers. It’s unclear how many people are missing across the seven states where 329 deaths have been reported. There are 25 unaccounted for in Tuscaloosa alone, the mayor says, but that number could be off because of the chaos the storm left behind. Cadaver dog teams across the region are scouring the debris to uncover whatever tragedies may remain, and even bad news would be comforting to anguished families. Tracy Sargent’s dog team took just minutes to do what humans searching for hours could not: Locate the body of a University of Alabama student in a maze of twisted trees and debris. The young man’s father was there when the body was found in Tuscaloosa this week. “(The father) went over there and bent over and touched his son and started talking to him,” Sargent said. “And he hugged him, started crying, and told him that he loved him and that he would miss him.” Brown doesn’t know if that sort of moment awaits him. A picture of his sister, Latoya, smiling in an elegant orange dress, is posted on a wall of the Tuscaloosa shelter where he is staying. “Missing,” the paper says. By MARCIA DUNN Associated Press “When I think about it, man, I just want to be by myself. I don’t want nobody talking to me, nothing,” the 20-year-old said, his voice barely audible. Brown said his 21-year-old sister had been visiting friends at Rosedale Apartments the day the tornado hit. Police are looking for her, and rescue crews who searched the complex Wednesday did not find her, but he said his family is starting to fear the worst. He still tries calling Latoya’s cell phone, but gets agitated every time as it goes straight to voice mail. Efforts to pin down the number of missing have been complicated by factors including multiple reports of the same missing person, or survivors who found shelter without contacting friends who reached out to police. Sometimes the police have only a first name. “Obviously, there’s not a whole lot you can do with that information,” Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steven Anderson said Thursday. Alabama officials are declining to say how many people could be missing statewide, and are now even keeping mum about the state’s official death toll as it re-examines the tally. They reduced the figure from 250 to 236 on Monday after accounting for a gruesome fact of the storm: Some victims had been counted more than once because parts of their bodies were found in more than one place. The work of finding answers for families of the missing falls largely on the search and rescue teams combing the ruins of entire communities that were ripped from their foundations and thrown across hollows and hills on April 27. On Thursday, the National Weather Service upgraded one of the tornadoes that hit Mississippi to the most powerful category: an EF-5, with winds topping 200 mph. Another Mississippi tornado in last week’s outbreak had already been classified as a EF-5. This is the first time on record that two EF-5 twisters hit Mississippi on the same day, and the first time it’s happened to any U.S. state since a pair hit Kansas in 1990. In Tuscaloosa, officials say at least 41 people were killed when an EF-4 tornado with winds up to 190 mph mowed down some of the city’s most densely populated neighborhoods. The twister was so powerful that searchers have had trouble even knowing where to look. The body of the college student found this week, for instance, was about 300 yards from his home, which the tornado reduced to a concrete slab. Tuscaloosa Fire Chief Alan Martin said that despite multiple sweeps, not a single neighborhood or community hammered by the storm had been searched thoroughly enough to eliminate it from the grids used by teams to plot their work. “We have not totally cleared any area,” he said. On Thursday, about two dozen rescue workers poked through the rubble of a Tuscaloosa apartment building, using heavy machinery to clear debris, and search dogs to detect remains. Nearby sat an overturned SUV, a dented air-con-
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ditioning unit and pieces of walls. Search dogs indicated the presence of human remains in the pile, and a woman who was among the missing was believed to have lived in the apartment. In Tuscaloosa alone, officials say, more than two dozen dog teams are searching a debris field that stretches for miles, and still more could arrive. Among them are Sargent and a yellow mutt named Chance. The dog sniffs through splintered limbs of toppled trees and shredded scraps of drywall, sitting down when he catches the scent of human remains. Sometimes the dogs check an area because residents or workers report a foul smell; other times they zero in on a debris pile near where someone was last seen. They also sweep through entire sections of town quickly to eliminate the possibility that a body is nearby, said Sargent, who works for Georgia’s homeland security agency and is participating in the Alabama search as a volunteer during her vacation. Some of those waiting for word on missing friends and relatives may end up getting good news. Billie Sue Hall, now in a shelter, hopes her friend and neighbor Betty Cunningham is simply staying with a relative or safe in another shelter. Their ravaged working-class Tuscaloosa neighborhood is among the areas Sargent has searched with her dogs. Hall said she and Cunningham talked daily, including the day the tornado hit, but she hasn’t been able to reach her since. “If you get out of the storm,” Hall said Cunningham told her, “I’ll call you back.”
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Fifty years to the moment Alan Shepard rocketed away, more than 100 Project Mercury workers joined former astronauts and NASA leaders at the original Redstone launch pad Thursday to celebrate the event that opened space travel to Americans. Shepard became the first American in space on May 5, 1961, soaring 116 miles high in his Freedom 7 capsule. The Soviet Union’s Yuri Gagarin beat him into space by just 23 days. Then, as now, those who helped launch Shepard took solace in the fact that “it was the first one for the free world.” Shepard died in 1998 at age 74. NASA played the original capsule recording of his voice for the entire 15-minute flight, during the hourlong ceremony. “Roger, liftoff, and the clock has started,” Shepard called out, the boom of the liftoff in the background. The recording of the flight was timed precisely to the second of the 9:34 a.m. launch time. A compilation of TV footage from that day — the launch itself and the huge crowds on the beaches — played on a giant screen near the stage. In the background, a replica of the Mercury Redstone rocket stood on the actual launch pad. Former shuttle astronauts winced as Shepard reported the building G’s — nine times the force of gravity and more — during the initial descent. “I went ooh, that hurts just sitting here and listening,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, a former space shuttle commander, told the crowd of more than 600. “He was our first in space and will forever be an icon.” Some of the Project Mercury team had to support themselves with canes and walkers. But they stood proudly when asked to rise and be recognized by the hundreds of others gathered there at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. All three of Shepard’s daughters sat in the front row, surrounded by about 20 family members, including two of the astronaut’s great-grandchildren. One of the daughters, Alice Wackermann — whose birthday is May 5 — recalled how she and her sisters and mother watched the launch on their black-and-white TV set at home in Virginia Beach, Va. Police officers and journalists jammed the family’s front yard, and not realizing the crowd was there for them, she alerted her mother, “Oh my, there’s stuff going on in the neighborhood.” Only two of the original Mercury 7 astronauts are still alive. John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, could not attend the celebrations because of a death in the family. But Scott Carpenter was on hand. Carpenter recalled how he and fellow astronaut Walter Schirra flew the chase planes for Shepard’s launch. They lost sight of the rocket at 3,000 feet. “When the first flight goes straight up, it’s hard to chase,” Carpenter said. Retired NASA engineer Norm Perry, 77, said Shepard’s successful flight was “a big boost, I mean major,” given that the Soviets had scored two victories with the launch of the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik, in 1957, and Gagarin’s flight on April 12, 1961. The Soviets, he said, “were willing to stick a man in a can and let it go,” while NASA was more cautious. Perry — who helped build and test the Mercury Redstone that carried Shepard on the suborbital flight — noted that Gagarin’s capsule was automatically controlled, while Shepard and the rest of the Mercury astronauts operated their spacecraft. “Shepard was the first one to pilot a spacecraft, and that’s what he did,” Perry said. Shepard later became the fifth man to walk on the moon as commander of Apollo 14. It was barely three weeks after his Mercury shot that President John F. Kennedy announced America would launch a man to the moon and safely return him by decade’s end.
Community observes day of prayer
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Delphos Mayor Mike Gallmeier, Council President Bob Ulm and the Reverends Melvin Verhoff and David Howell led a small gathering of community members in prayer Thursday at noon at the Veterans Memorial Park in celebration of the National Day of Prayer. Above: Jefferson students attended the celebration to lead those gathered in song with “God Bless America.” Right: Council President Ulm shares what he believes needs prayerful attention as the local clergy looks on.
Rising river threatens oyster trade
By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Just a year after the BP oil spill crippled Louisiana’s oyster industry, the fishermen face a new problem. Freshwater is set to be diverted from the mighty Mississippi River into the salty waters where the shellfish grow, potentially killing them. To protect people, homes and businesses along the big river, the Army Corps of Engineers plans to open at least one spillway, sending water out of the river. The tactic may ease the pressure on levees, but it will almost certainly kill the shellfish, too. Fourth-generation oysterman Shane Bagala spent months skimming oil to make money. Earlier this week, though, he embarked on his first oyster run, returning with a healthy catch. But he became worried when he heard the corps was considering opening a spillway. “I’m very concerned because I’m just getting back to work now for the first time since the oil spill. Now it looks like something else might be threatening us,” said Bagala, who has fished for oysters for 22 years. The corps plans on Monday to open the Bonnet Carre Spillway, built about 30 miles northwest New Orleans in response to the great flood of 1927. The spillway diverts river water to brackish Lake Pontchartrain, and from there east into the fertile fishing and oyster grounds of Lake Borgne and the Mississippi Sound, and ultimately the Gulf. It’s been opened nine times since 1937, most recently in spring 2008, when the river was swollen by heavy rains in the Mississippi Valley. The corps is also considering opening the Morganza Spillway, about 35 miles northwest of Baton Rouge. It diverts river water into the Atchafalaya Basin. It hasn’t been opened since 1973. Mike Voisin, an owner of an oyster processing and sales business southwest of New Orleans, said Morganza’s opening would devastate oyster harvesting grounds that largely avoided damage from the oil spill. “If Morganza opens, I assure you there will be significant (oyster) mortalities,” he said. Freshwater kills oysters because it wreaks havoc on their metabolism, preventing them from keeping a saltwater balance. Large amounts of oysters died to the west and east of the Mississippi River after the oil spill when officials used freshwater diversions in an effort to push back the oil so it wouldn’t creep inland, Melancon said. Oil that spewed for months after the well blowout a year ago also contaminated oyster beds. Roughly half as many oysters were harvested last year compared to 2009.
Oil price plunge continues ahead of US jobs data
By PABLO GORONDI Associated Press Oil prices continued to plunge today, slipping to near $97 a barrel as investors worried that a weakening U.S. jobs market may undermine demand for crude in the world’s largest economy. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for June delivery was down $2.60 at $97.20 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Earlier, it fell as low as $94.63. On Thursday, the contract plunged $9.44 to settle at $99.80 — the biggest one-day percentage decline since April 2009 — because of signs U.S. economic growth is slowing. The Labor Department said that first-time claims for unemployment benefits rose to 474,000 last week, the highest level in eight months. In London, Brent crude for June delivery was down $2.38 to $108.42 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange. Investors will be closely watching the government’s nonfarm payroll numbers scheduled to be released later today. Economists forecast that employers added 185,000 workers in April and the unemployment rate is expected to remain unchanged at 8.8 percent. Oil has retreated after gaining 35 percent from February to reach $114 last week. Other commodities that had jumped in recent months, such as gold and silver, have also seen steep declines this week. “The scale of the price slump is exaggerated ... and primarily due to the abrupt change of sentiment of speculative investors,” said analysts at Commerzbank in Frankfurt. “The fundamental situation has not changed sharply enough to justify the huge price discounts.” A stronger dollar, which makes oil more expensive for investors with other currencies, also helped push crude prices down. Some analysts expect oil to resume its rise as political unrest in the Middle East and North Africa could spread and threaten to disrupt crude supplies in the oil-rich region. “Those geopolitical risks have not disappeared,” said Victor Shum, an analyst with energy consultancy Purvin & Gertz in Singapore. “I think the up trend over the long term is still in tact, and what we saw yesterday was a big bump in the road.” In other Nymex trading in June contracts, heating oil fell 5.36 cents to $2.8333 a gallon and gasoline slid 3.51 cents to $3.0603 a gallon. Natural gas futures were down 3.1 cents at $4.23 per 1,000 cubic feet.
Answers to Thursday’s questions: Crocodiles swallow stones to help themselves dive deeper and remain submerged longer. The stones also aid in digestion. In the 1989 film “Field of Dreams,” “If you build it, he will come,” “Ease his pain” and “Go the distance” were whispered to Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella by a ghostly voice. Today’s questions: What was the first war waged by the U.S. outside its national boundaries? According to legend, how did the thistle become the national emblem of Scotland? Answers in Saturday’s Herald. Today’s words: Beray: to make fowl, soil Ruck: a heap or pile The Outstanding National Debt as of 9:45 a.m. today was $14,340.091,044,325. The estimated population of the United States is 310,516,633, so each citizen’s share of this debt is $46,181. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $4.05 billion per day since Sept. 28, 2007.
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