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BY NANCY SPENCER DELPHOS — The Delphos City Schools’ Board of Education and the Delphos Education Association (DEA) has reached a tentative agreement and the DEA members have ratified the agreement. The board is expected to consider the agreement at its regular board meeting at 8 p.m. Thursday. “The negotiations sessions were marked by cooperation and centered on discussions about students as we jointly worked through the funding situation facing the Delphos City Schools,” Superintendent Jeff Price said in a press release. “I am especially appreciative of the cooperation and effort made by members of both teams to reach a tentative agreement in the present economic climate.” The major points of the contract include: Health Care: The district will offer a Medium Deductible Plan (MDHD) or a High Deductible Plan (HDHP). The Board/ Employee split for either plan will be 85/15 percent with the district paying 85 percent. The HDHP will qualify employees for a $2,000 HSA on a family/$1,000 HSA on a single plan. Salary: Zero-percent increase in the base pay. Step-pay freeze in year one, 1/2-increment for step increase in year two, and full step in year three of the agreement. Dental Insurance: Board share 85 percent and employee share 15 percent for single and family plans. Supplemental Pay: Reduction of 10 percent across the board ($16,000 savings diverted to offset student Pay-to-Participate (PtP) costs. Lowers the cost for student participation by $50/ student.) Elimination of $200 stipend to offset cost of licenses and continuing education credits. Reduction in number of professional days by two days and addition of personal leave by one day. Teacher Training and Race to the Top: The superintendent may add up to four days to the calendar in each year of the contract for teachers to attend

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Red Cross offers blood drive
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 2-7 p.m. June 22 at the Knights of Columbus hall in Delphos Donors must be 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in relatively good health. Donors will also be entered into a regionwide drawing to win free gas for a year ($3,000 gift card). Call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to redcrossblood. org to schedule a donation appointment.

Landeck Community Clean-up Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Keith’s Landeck Tavern parking lot. Anyone in the Landeck community is welcome to drop items off, including any recyclables as well as steel, metal and refrigerators. Items not accepted are carpet, tires, paint, batteries of any kind, florescent light bulbs and hazardous materials. Please rinse all containers and no lids on milk jugs.

“The teachers already ratified this and I will recommend the board accept it. This will allow us to at least maintain the present programming over the next three years.”

— Jeff Price, Superintendent Relay Committee member Sandy Suever puts coupons in Survivor Goodie Bags Tuesday evening at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Teams place coupons, small gifts and more in the bags survivors receive after they complete their special lap at the opening of the Relay event.
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St. John’s High School report cards can be picked up from 7:30 a.m.noon and 1-3:30 p.m. June 13th - 24th in the high school office. They will not be mailed.

Today’s schedule ACME baseball St. John’s at Jefferson, 6 p.m. Spencerville at Ottoville, 6 p.m. Thursday’s schedule ACME baseball Spencerville at Lima Senior, 6 p.m. Ottoville at Elida, 6:30 p.m.


Friday’s schedule Football All-Star Clash at Eggerss Stadium, Van Wert, 7:30 p.m. ACME baseball St. John’s at Lincolnview, 6 p.m. Spencerville at Perry, 6 p.m.

professional development training. Stipends for attendance will be available to be paid out of Race to the Top (RttT) grant. Other items on the agenda for Thursday include approval of the salary schedule for classified staff for the 201112 school year and a change to the 2011-12 calendar concerning the date of graduation. Price intends to recommend the board accept the agreement. “The teachers already ratified this and I will recommend the board accept it. This will allow us to at least maintain the present programming over the next three years,” he said. “The teachers understand the gravity of the situation; they knew there were going to be reductions in pay and they stepped up to work toward an agreement. We’re really below what we consider to be the standard for education in the areas of computer science and elementary education with the reduction of three teachers, not having a science teacher and certainly the elimination of some of our vocational programming.” If accepted Thursday, the agreement will not cause the district to ask for less money from taxpayers in the fall. “We are still in need of additional revenue with a levy on the ballot in August. We’re going for a half-percent income tax and we are in need of that revenue to look at re-establishing eliminated programming down the road and re-establish a sound student/teacher ratio in the elementary grades,” Price said.

Relay total at nearly $53,000
DELPHOS — In 10 short days, tents will go up, milk jugs will line the walkway and hundreds of people will turn out for the 9th annual Relay for Life of Delphos. Survivors and team captains picked up T-shirts Tuesday as teams filled survivor bags. The 2011 Relay total stands at $52,781.95. Chair Sue Apple reminded captains of what to bring to Relay. Teams need FM radios and if they are going to use electricity, extension cords. Extra cords would be appreciated. This year’s silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the Friday of the Relay with items displayed in the Survivor Tent. Items need a brief description and an approximate value. The auction will end at 11 a.m. Saturday. Other items teams can bring are tents, chairs, decorations for campsites, insect repellent, coolers, sunscreen, flashlights, sleeping bags, blankets, extra

Bigelow, Smith head to Boys State
Staff reports DELPHOS — American Legion Post 268 has chosen Jefferson High School junior Brandon Bigelow, son of Deb Smith, and St. John’s High School junior Ryan Smith, son of Wayne and Lisa Smith, to travel to Bowling Green State University Saturday to participate in American Legion Buckeye Boys State events. Buckeye Boys State is a program where each participant becomes a part of the operation of a local, county and state government. During the nine-day event, young men learn about Ohio government by operating the agencies and levels of a mythical state government — the “51st

clothing and family and friends. Numerous campsites will have food items and beverages as well as raffle items and Relay gear. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. June 17 with the Survivors Lap and concludes at 11:30 a.m. June 18 with the auction winners and Relay tally announced, final lap and balloon release. The Luminaria will be lit at 9:30 p.m. Friday. See the June 15 Herald for a complete schedule of events and more Relay information.

Eastern U.S. sweltering
BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sweltering temperatures that are challenging records across the nation and contributed to several deaths have triggered heat advisories and warnings today in Philadelphia, Washington and the midAtlantic region. The National Weather Service is predicting a heat wave with temperatures nearing 100 degrees. Forecasters said it will feel even hotter with high humidity and a ridge of high pressure parked over the East Coast and Southeast states through Thursday. “We’re forecasting the high to be pretty close to the record” of 98 degrees set for Washington in 1999, said Brandon Peloquin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. The normal high temperature this time of year in the nation’s capital is about 82 degrees. “As you can see that’s quite a bit higher than normal this time of year,” Peloquin said. “I’m not sure it really says much about what the

Bigelow state,” — themselves. Participants are exposed to the rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with a city, county and state gov-

Smith ernment operated by students elected to various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, a band and recreation.

Saturday’s schedule ACME baseball Jefferson at Elida, 2 p.m. (pushed back from 11 a.m.)

Fifty percent chance of showers, storms Thursday with high in mid 80s. See page 2.


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Library launching into summer

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Children from preschool through fifth grade signed up for the Summer Reading Program Tuesday at the Delphos Public Library and participated in games and activities. From left, Christina White, 8, Lexi White, 6, and Gracie Renner, 7, enjoy the crowns they made while 12-year-old volunteer Allison Gerberick, right, helps Kaili Gillespie, 6, with hers.

summer is going to be like.” Still, the official arrival of summer is still about two weeks away. High temperatures contributed to the deaths of four elderly people in Maryland and Tennessee in recent days. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the Baltimore-Washington region and a higher-level excessive heat warning for Philadelphia, where similar temperatures are forecast. Heat advisories also were issued for parts of Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. Air quality alerts also were issued across the region, including in New Jersey. Officials said ozone levels could cause problems for children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems. The state’s Health Department said men ages 65 to 84 years of age are the largest group hospitalized for heat exposure each year. Public schools in Philadelphia and parts of New Jersey cut their school days short in response to rising temperatures.

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Blistering airstrikes unleashed on Libya
By DiAA HADiD Associated Press TRIPOLI, Libya — Moammar Gadhafi stood defiant Tuesday in the face of the heaviest and most punishing NATO airstrikes yet — at least 40 thunderous daylight attacks that sent plumes of smoke billowing above the Libyan leader’s central Tripoli compound. In late afternoon and as the strikes continued, Libyan state television broadcast an audio address from Gadhafi, who denounced NATO and the rebels challenging his rule. He vowed never to surrender. “We will not kneel!” he shouted. Alliance officials have warned for days they were increasing the scope and intensity of their air campaign to oust Gadhafi after more than 40 years in power. NATO is backing the rebel insurgency, which has seized swaths of eastern Libya and pockets in the regime’s stronghold in the west since it began in February, inspired by uprisings elsewhere in the Arab world. Some 6,850 people, nearly

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all of them Libyans, have streamed across the border from Libya to Tunisia since Monday to flee the NATO raids as well as fighting between the rebels and government forces, according to the Tunisian Defense Ministry. It couldn’t be confirmed whether Gadhafi’s some 10-minute speech was a live phone call or an audio recording, but it appeared to take state television by surprise. The sound was hastily adjusted to make it louder “We will not surrender: we only have one choice — to the end! Death, victory, it does not matter, we are not surrendering!” Gadhafi said. Highlighting his anger, he called the rebels “bastards.” As he spoke, reporters in Tripoli heard the whooshing sound of low-flying military craft again, followed by several explosions. Pro-Gadhafi loyalists also fired celebratory gunfire in the air. Gadhafi was last seen in a brief appearance on state television in late May. He has mostly been in hiding since NATO strikes in April targeted one of his homes. Libyan officials said one of his sons, Saif al-Arab, and three of his grandchildren were killed in that strike.

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Dec. 5, 1937-June 6, 2011 Robert L. Ramga, 73, of Spencerville, died unexpectedly Monday at his residence. He was born Dec. 5, 1937, on the family farm to Earl McKinley and Edna Graessle Ramga, who preceded him in death. On July 26, 1958, he married the beautiful Phyllis Risher, who survives. Survivors also include daughters Roberta (James) Etsler of Fort Wayne, Ind., Barbara (Dave) Schairbaum of Tipp City and Brenda (Kurt) Kras of Chicago; grandchildren Sarah and Shelby Tappy of Fort Wayne, Ind., Jenna and Jay Schairbaum of Tipp City and Kristen and Karsen Kras of Chicago; step granddaughter Melissa Peppler of New Haven, Ind.; step great-grandchildren Jensen and Karina Peppler of New Haven, Ind.; siblings Mary (Addis) Katterheinrich of New Knoxville, Imogene Roser of Lima and Virginia Hardesty, Marlene (Joe) Elliott and Charles (Janice) Ramga, all of Wapakoneta; and brothersand sisters-in-law, Bob Risher and Jane Patterson, Alfreda Ramga, Roland Truesdale and Juanita Ramga. He was preceded in death by daughter Deborah Ann Ramga; brothers-in-law Norman Roser and Charles Hardesty; and siblings Annabelle (Kermit) Hoge, Donald, John Edwin and Herbert Ramga, Alice Truesdale, Christine (Joe) Steinke and Carl (Juanita) Ramga. Mr. Ramga was an active member of the community. He was a 1955 graduate of Buckland High School in a class of 14 students. He was a lifelong farmer and was involved in the farming operation up until his death. He retired from Proctor and Gamble. He was a member of the Auglaize Soil Conservation Board, the Buckeye Antique Tractor Club and the Ohio Young Farmers, where he was a state officer. He served on the Spencerville school board and was a lifetime FFA alumni. He was a member of United Church of Christ in Spencerville, where he served on the church board. He was a member of the Allen County Farmer Group and obtained a state and American farmer degree. He deeply loved his wife and they enjoyed their winters in Bonita Springs, Fla., for the last 11 years. He was active in the park maintenance Half-Bubble Club and the activities in the park. He recently purchased a kayak to enjoy while in Florida. Above all else, he loved his family and cherished his grandchildren. Farming was his life and passion. He was proud to live and die on the homestead that had been in the Ramga family for more than 100 years, an Ohio Century Farm. Services will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at United Church of Christ in Spencerville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Church of Christ Building Fund, 102 Wisher Drive, Spencerville, OH 45887, because he loved to knock down, fix and build things, so he would have wanted it that way.

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The high temperature Tuesday in Delphos was 94 and the low was 72. A year ago today, the high was 75 and the low was 51. The record high for today is 96, set in 1933 and the record low of 42 was set in 1913.

WeAtHer ForeCAst tri-county Associated Press Heat advisory in effect until midnight. toniGHt: Hot and humid. Mostly clear in the evening...then partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. tHUrsDAY: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the northwest in the afternoon. tHUrsDAY niGHt: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cooler. Lows in the mid 60s. North winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the east after midnight.

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Franklin Elementary School held its annual awards assembly on Tuesday to honor students for their achievements for the 2010-11 school year. Student Council Certificates were issued for the following students: Greta Fitch, Marissa Sheeter, Megan Cooley, Taylor Kunkleman, Devyn Carder and Caleb Lucas. Eli Wurst, Caleb Lucas and Tyler Gorman were presented certificates for raising and lowering the flag each school day. Fifth Grade students who were in charge of helping watch kindergarten students in the morning were presented a certificate. Those students were Kali Edgington, Kristina Claypool, Claire Sensibaugh, Madison Spring and Tristine Lehmkuhle. Fifth-grade students who helped in the office during the school year were: Sarah Miller, Kendall Marquiss and Megan Cooley. (Certificate) Fourth- and fifth-frade students who helped in the cafeteria each day were given a certificate. They are: Hailey Smith, Kirsten Warnecke in fourth grade; and Claire Sensibaugh, Hannah Welker, Jason Ditto and Tyler Bratton in the fifth grade. The Franklin School Spelling Bee winner was Sarah Cline. She received a $50 savings bond and a certificate. In second place was Casey Williams. She also received a certificate. Other spelling bee participants were: Rylee Heiing, Kenzie Brinkman, Haley Smith, Hailey Brenneman, Kylie Gossett, Hannah VanSchoyck, Curtis Brown, Kole McKee, Brady Welker, Holly Dellinger, Nathaniel Davis, Alexis Bailey, Claire Sensibaugh, Jason Ditto, Dakota Caudill and Craig Hickman. Quiz Bowl participants this year were: Brenen Auer, Jason Ditto, Caleb Lucas, Claire Sensibaugh, Holly Dellinger, Kendall Marquiss and Jacqueline Nichols. Certificates were awarded to the following students in the 5th Grade Mathematics Contest: Jason Ditto (Certificate & Book), Marissa Sheeter, Sarah Cline, Nathaniel Davis, Isasc Schuck

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and Tristan Wannemacher. Franklin School competed in the God, Flag and Country Speech Contest. The winner of this activity was Claire Sensibaugh. Sarah Miller and Parker Brantley each received Honorable Mention. Other participants were: Brenen Aurer, Jacqueline Nichols, Jenna Dunlap, Tyler Klint, Holly Dellinger and Taylor Kunkleman.. The following students were awarded certificates for Perfect Attendance: Ian Rex, Veronica Sroufe, Renato Villegas, Kentryan Brocka, Douglas Long, Jr., Kalie Ulm, Kylie Gossett, Samuel Harvey, Timothy Mankey and Thomas Stechschulte, Students who earned Citizenship or Principal’s Awards on the Honor Roll Citizenship Award: Elizabeth Bollinger, Aleigha Schabbing, Savanah Smith, Libby Baker, Anthony Bodine, Christopher Burk, Kaleb Catlett, Reiss Clemons, Logan Jones, Madison McClure, Harley Menke, Jayden Michael, Danny Schleeter, III, Calum Shanahan, Jordan Moening, Jayda Rader, Devan Samons, Kimberly Schaffner, Kailey Bodine, Jaylin Joseph, Kelsey Lindeman, Tyrayna Olmeda, Cody Osting, Dalton Place, Joshua Radler, Chase Bailey, Dylan Brinkman, Erica Crawford, Trevor Cross, Logan Herron, Dakota Mathison, Hunter Mericle, Taylor Thompson, Johnathan Brooks, Virginia Brotherwood, Shelby Davis, Timothy Hall, Haylee Kohler, Zoe Martin, Madilynn Schuck, Logan Teman, Kent Brocka, Madison Farler, Kyla Louagie, Hailey Brenneman, Dominic Estrada, Samuel Harvey, Katlyn Schleeter, Darius Shurelds, Darnell Simpson, Jr., Kassadee Stechschulte, Hannah VanSchoyck, Kyrstin Warnecke, Seth Brinkman, Sidney Claypool, Hunter Haehn, Kayla Horton, Sara Samons, Brady Welker, Rebecca White, August Wurst, Braden Hammons, Craig Hickman, Timothy Mankey, Madison Spring, Matthew Wiechart, Kristina Claypool, Logan Kill, Tyler Klint, Jenna Lambert, Haley Martin, Scott Mills, Robert Stevenson, IV, Eli Wurst, Savannah Zickefoose, Alexis Bailey, Kali Edgington, Jayden Moore and Hannah Welker. Principal’s Award: Haven Bowen, Elizabeth Chung, Keira Coil, Makenna Cooley, Jayden Crites, Alaina Cross, Kaylee Fee, Joslyn James, Jaycee Klinger, Jacob McConnahea, Kayne Miller, Cole Pierner, Kaden Sellers, Logan Stemen, Emilee Stuteville, Megan Whitaker, Hunter Altman, Alexis Banks, Myka Donathan, Hunter Graham, Alyssa Harshman, Dylan Heiing, Xandra Houx, Matthew Long, Mersaydes Parsons, Reid Siefker, Kaden Smith, Iszabel Anderson, Colin Bailey, Connor Burris, Audrey Coil, Jessica Dudgeon, Kyra Foust, Alexis Gossett, Kaleb Jones, Tyler Metzger, Ian Rex, Garrett Richardson, Laci Roby, Anna Spring, Grace Becker, Alexa Chung, Kendall Jester, Adara Lapham, Seth Teman, Ethan Dunlap, Nickolaus Hickman, Danielle Hohlbein, Jacob King, Kaden Overholt, Abbie Riordan, Ian Wannemacher, Conner Braun, Delaney Deuel, Troy Smith, Renato Villegas, Megan Vogt, Kaitlyn Arrizola, Collin Arroyo, Donna Decker, Zack Dudgeon, Robert Huttis, Michael Miller, Anna Cline, Nathaniel Dunning, Dustin Harruff, Brady Johnston, Samantha Knepper, Chloe Kunkleman, Ashton Moore, Kalie Ulm, Collin Muhlenkamp, Addy Stewart, Kenzie Brinkman, Rylee Heiing, Alyssa Hohlbein, John Short, Haley Smith, Conner Anspach, Kylie Gossett, Kole McKee, Dylan Nagel, Brenen Auer, Sarah Cline, Jesse Culp, Jennifer Ditto, Greta Fitch, Maggie Kimmett, Jacqueline Nichols, Marissa Sheeter, Jenna Dunlap, Tyler Gorman, Caleb Lucas, Kendall Marquiss, Claire Sensibaugh, Kaelin Anders, Parker Brantley, Megan Cooley, Nathaniel Davis, Holly Dellinger, Alaina Kortokrax, Taylor Kunkleman and Macy Wallace. Students Wildcat Honors Clemons, Sabian Lawrence, Damien Linser, Adalee Purk, Paige Scott, Madeline

Weitzel, Jacob Groch, Sarah Metzner, Emmalee Riddell, Gregory Rose, Veronica Sroufe, Joshua Wiseman, Carson Muhlenkamp, Riley Smith, Karlie Ulm, Emily Dienstberger, Emma Mueller, Megan Weitzel, Sarah Miller, Devyn Carder, Jason Ditto and Casey Williams. Students receiving certificates for the Presidential Physical Fitness Awards are: Logan Herron, Hunter Mericle, Taylor Thompson, Samuel Bailey, Madilyn Schuck, Addy Stewart, Madison McConnahea, Darnell Simpson, Jr., Conner Anspach, Brenen Auer, Mikayla Bennett, Jesse Culp, Jacqueline Nichols, Tyler Bratton, Devyn Carder, Kendall Marquiss, Claire Sensibaugh, Kaelin Anders and Ramone Olmeda. Students receiving certificates for the National Physical Fitness Awards are: Collin Arroyo, Braxton Huttis, Jarron Kaylor, Michael Miller, Brianna Pruitt, Johnathan Brooks, Nathaniel Dunning, Derek Hettesheimer, Chloe Kunkleman, Braden Lintermoot, John Pseekos, Kalie Ulm, Kent Brocka, Alex East, Logan Hubert, Jaylen Jefferson, Austin Jones, Kyla Louagie, Kobe Smith, Devan Wright, Iswiah Clay, Dominic Estrada, Rylee Heiing, Jayden Hurles, Lucas Ketham, Katlynn Schleetr, Matthew Schroeder, Victoria White, Curtis Brown, Chandler Coil, Kylie Gossett, Hunter Haehn, Kole McKee, Jose Wills, Dakota Caudill, Jennifer Ditto, Craig Hickman, Marissa Sheeter, Joshua Taylor-Arnold, Tyler Townsend, Davion Tyson, Kristina Claypool, Tyler Gorman, Tyler Klint, Caleb Lucas, Casey Williams, Savannah Zickefoose and Kali Edgington. There were 130 students receiving participation Physical Fitness Awards. Pat Poling, the school librarian, presented 41 Library Awards. Megan Ryan presented 163 Art Awards.

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“Don’t talk about what you have done or what you are going to do.” — Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States (1743-1826)

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One Year Ago • The American Legion Auxiliary of Colonel Jennings Post 715, Fort Jennings has announced delegates for the 2010 Buckeye Girls State. Named delegates are Julie Schmersal, daughter of Margie and Art Schmersal; and Bridget Miller, daughter of Pamela and Mark Miller. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • Final preparations for the annual Columbus Grove June Jubilee are under way for the three-day event June 13-15. June Jubilee officials feel the highlight of this year’s celebration will be the appearance of Miss Ohio, Suellen Cochran, in Sunday’s parade. • Ottoville Ohio Child Conservation League Limited Editions recently formed in June in the home of Deb Burgei with 20 members. The 1986-87 officers were installed. They are Mary M. Koester, president; Deb Burgei, vice president; Lynn Horstman, secretary; Elaine Schimmoeller, treasurer and Shirley Patterson, historian. • Three Putnam County residents were members of the Ohio State University Livestock Judging Team, which won the North Central Regional Livestock Evaluation and Judging Contest at the University of Kentucky. Mike Schroeder and Todd Ricker of Columbus Grove, and Kevin Ricker of Fort Jennings, were members of the team which took every team award in both evaluation and judging contests. 50 Years Ago — 1961 • A Delphos young man, Gordon L. Gudakunst, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Gudakunst, will receive his Doctor of Medicine degree during the commencement exercises at Ohio State University June 9. Gudakunst is a graduate of Jefferson High School, the class of 1953. He received his bachelor of arts degree in 1957 at Ohio Wesleyan University. • Approximately 80 ladies were on hand Tuesday for the Tee-off party at the Delphos Country Club, the first in a series of planned ladies day program. During a short business session the members chose an assistance to work with Hortense Fettig, ladies golfing chairman. A secretary-treasurer for the group was also named. Cam Huysman will assist Fettig and Mary K. Brenneman is the new secretary-treasurer. • All is in readiness for the big Hospitality Days promotion in Delphos on June 8-10, according to Frank Wellmann, chairman of the project which is being jointly sponsored by the Delphos Chamber of Commerce, the Delphos Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Delphos merchants. One of the many features of the promotion will be a pet parade in which all area youngsters up to and including 12 years of age are invited to participate. 75 Years Ago — 1936 • A number of Delphos people were in attendance at a Republican meeting held Saturday at Van Wert. A garden party was held Saturday afternoon at the C. M. Purmort resident and a dinner was held at the Hotel Marsh. These two affairs were for the Republican ladies of the Fifth Congregational District. • A large number of Delphos baseball fans were in attendance at the game Sunday afternoon when the Delphos club and the Van Wert Berts played. The Delphos aggregation was defeated by a score of 7 to 2. With a revised lineup Manager Sterling’s team was able to keep down the score but could not collect enough hits to put them out in front. Bill Greiner was on the mound for Delphos. • The members of the Happy Dozen Club and one guest, Jane Weger, were entertained Saturday afternoon at the home of Betty Myers, East Third Street. Mary Jettinghoff and Ruth Rekart received the honors in bunco. The next meeting will be held in two weeks with Maneta Wahmhoff, West Fifth Street.


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CHICAGO (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty pitched an economic plan Tuesday that includes deep cuts in personal and business taxes to spur the struggling U.S. economy but would add to deficits in the short term in the hope that badly needed jobs would follow. The former Minnesota governor’s plan aims for a bullish 5 percent annual growth that would balance the federal budget while forgoing trillions of dollars in tax revenue. Pawlenty’s pitch assumes the benefits of his plan would kick in and eventually make up for its initial costs. His own team acknowledged the assumptions were aggressive. One critic called it “patently ridiculous.” “Growing at 5 percent a year rather than the current level of 1.8 percent would net us millions of new jobs, trillions of dollars in new wealth, put us on a path to saving our entitlement programs,” Pawlenty said in his first detailed speech on economic policy since he formally declared his White House ambitions a little over two weeks ago. The economy averaged 4.9 percent growth between 1983 and 1987, and grew at a 4.7 percent rate between 1996 and 1999. A sustained annual growth of 5 percent for a decade would be unprecedented in modern times. “It’s patently ridiculous,” said Michael Ettlinger of the liberal Center for American Progress. “It’s not worth serious discussion. ... No one serious thinks that’s possible,” The Washington-based think tank projected Pawlenty’s tax plan would cost $7.8 billion over a decade. Pawlenty said his plan would translate to $3.8 trillion in new tax revenue that would reduce the deficit by 40 percent. Pawlenty’s plan also would simplify individual tax rates to just three options and cut taxes on business by more than half. His cuts go further than House Republicans’ recent proposal, which the Tax Policy Center said would cost about $2.9 trillion over the next decade. Obama adviser David Axelrod said he had not reviewed the details but said Pawlenty seems to be proposing new tax cuts for rich people and collectively would produce huge new deficits. “He wants to replay the same formula that got us into the jam in the first place, and I don’t think the American people want to go back to that,” Axelrod said. Pawlenty didn’t back down even though Democrats say the previous two rounds of tax cuts added trillions of dollars to the deficit. “You’ve got to look at it in isolation,” Pawlenty told reporters after his speech at the University of Chicago. “Did the tax cuts have a positive effect under Kennedy, Reagan, Bush the second? The answer is yes.” In a speech heavy on specifics, Pawlenty proposed a three-tier income tax system: — The estimated 45 percent of U.S. households that did not pay income taxes in 2010 would see no change in their tax rates. — Individuals would pay 10 percent tax on the first $50,000 of income. Couples earning $100,000 would also pay that rate. — “Everything above that would be taxed at 25 percent,” Pawlenty said.

Senate fussing over debit card fees
By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON — Consumers are caught in the middle of a fight between financial institutions and merchants as the Senate approaches a showdown vote over whether to block the Federal Reserve from capping fees that stores pay banks every time a shopper swipes a debit card. The vote, scheduled for today, is the climax of a long, expensive lobbying battle between two industries that lawmakers hate to cross because of their influence back home and their campaign contributions. “Those are folks who have a lot of presence in all our states,” said Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., who added he was undecided. He said, “This is one of those where people have friends on both sides.” At stake is whether to slash the $16 billion the Fed says merchants pay banks and credit card companies for the 38 billion times consumers use debit cards annually. The Fed says the fees currently average about 44 cents per swipe, which under a proposal the central bank unveiled last year would be capped at 12 cents per transaction. Last year’s financial overhaul law ordered the Fed to issue a rule that will take effect on July 21. The Senate By DAVID ESPO Associated Press vote will be on an effort to delay the regulations for a year and order the Fed and three other agencies to study whether the proposal is fair — and rewrite it if at least two agencies decide it is not. Each side was claiming to have consumers’ interests at heart. Merchants said today’s fees, typically 1 percent to 2 percent of the purchase, push their prices higher and make it tougher to hire new workers. Banks say the Fed proposal discounts overhead costs like preventing fraud and argue that slicing the fee would force them to find other sources of revenue such as raising their charges for checking accounts. The fight over so-called interchange fees for debit cards crosses party lines. While No. 2 Senate Democratic leader Richard Durbin of Illinois is the chief supporter of the Fed’s proposal, the main foes are Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn. The provision requiring the Fed to set fair debit card fees was included in last year’s financial overhaul law by a 64-33 Senate vote and was written by Durbin. There was no separate House vote on the issue. President Barack Obama signed the overall law after Congress passed it over solid Republican opposition. Durbin, using Senate procedures, is forcing Tester and Corker to gather support from

WASHINGTON — With few options at hand and his poll numbers sagging, President Barack Obama expressed concern Tuesday about the sudden slowdown in the economy but said he is not worried about a second recession and the nation should “not panic.” The president spoke about the new economic trouble in detail for the first time since a report late last week showed job growth had slowed sharply in May. He tried to reassure Americans worried about high unemployment and expensive gas that the nation is on a slow, if not steady, path to recovery. “I am concerned about the fact that the recovery that we’re on is not producing jobs as quickly as I want it to happen,” Obama said at an appearance with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “We don’t yet know whether this is a one-month episode or a longer trend.” Either way, there appears to be little Washington can do about it. Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke, speaking in Atlanta on Tuesday, acknowledged the economy has lost momen-

tum but said nothing to suggest the Fed was about to take any bold new action to further shore it up. And with lawmakers fighting over the nation’s budget deficit and long-term debt, there is no political appetite for a second major federal stimulus bill like the one passed by Congress in 2009. At the same time, the president is confronted with a slate of figures presenting challenges to both the economic recovery and his own re-election prospects. Just as the field of Republican challengers begins to take shape, a Washington Post-ABC News survey found that public disapproval of Obama’s handling of the economy has reached a record high, 59 percent. The poll found that Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are tied among all Americans in a hypothetical race for president. It gave Romney a slight edge, less than the margin of error, among registered voters. Seventeen months before the election, unemployment is 9.1 percent. When Obama took office, it was 7.8 percent. Most economists think the rate will be above 8 percent at election time next year. Since World War II, no president has been re-elected

with unemployment higher than 7.2 percent. The day brought the latest in a stream of downbeat economic news, a government report that said businesses advertised fewer job openings in April than in March. There were 4.6 unemployed people, on average, for each available job in April. In a healthy economy, the ratio is more like 2-to-1. Even if all the open positions were filled, 10.7 million people would still be unemployed. That compares with 7.7 million who were unemployed when the recession began in December 2007. The recession ended in June 2009. Obama’s early Republican presidential challengers have seized on the economy to try to take advantage. One of them, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, accused Obama on Tuesday of being satisfied with a second-rate economy “produced by his third-rate policies.” The former Minnesota governor proposed cutting taxes on business by more than half and simplifying the tax code to just three tiers, with a top marginal rate for individuals of 25 percent. The top marginal rate now is 35 percent. Pawlenty would also eliminate taxes on capital gains.

Weiner gets no defense from fellow-Democrats
WASHINGTON — Fellow Democrats pointedly refused to defend Rep. Anthony Weiner on Tuesday, telegraphing an unmistakable eagerness for him to resign after he admitted sending a lewd photo of himself to a woman via Twitter and lying about it. Republicans swiftly sought political profit from the New York Democrat’s predicament, which threatened to deepen when conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart said he had a sexually explicit photo of the 46-year-old congressman. His political career in extreme jeopardy, Weiner had no public appearances. His spokesman did not respond to repeated requests for comment. On Monday, after days of denials, the New York lawmaker admitted he engaged in “several inappropriate conversations conducted over Twitter, Facebook, email and occasionally on the phone with women I had met online.” Alternately apologetic and defiant, he said he neither met nor had physical relationships with any of them, and added, “I am not resigning.” In fact, there is little that party leaders can do to force an errant lawmaker to quit, although House Republicans have moved decisively in the past year to purge their ranks of two men who wound up in embarrassing situations. Most Democrats maintained an uncomfortable silence about Weiner’s future, part of what several senior congressional officials described as a hope that over a few days, Weiner would reconsider his refusal to resign. If not, several noted pointedly, his district might be eliminated when lines are adjusted before the 2012 elections to account for a population shift that will cost New York two House seats. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid broke the silence. “I wish there were some way that I can defend him, but I can’t,” the Nevada Democrat told reporters. Asked what he would do if Weiner called for advice, he replied he would tell him “call somebody else.” Republicans sought political gain. “Congressman Weiner’s actions and deception are unacceptable and he should

60 of the 100 senators to win. Though aides and lobbyists on both sides say Tester could be close to prevailing, they concede it will be tough to defeat the veteran Durbin, who wields considerable influence as a party leader. Even so, Durbin faced some challenges. Six senators — including five Democrats — who voted for his amendment last year are no longer in the Senate. And at least two senators who supported him a year ago — Kay Hagan, D-N.C., and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho — are backing Tester’s effort to delay the Fed rules. As debate began Tuesday, Durbin recalled the $700 billion bailout passed in late 2008 as the financial industry teetered on the brink of catastrophe — followed by the widely unpopular bonuses that many financial firms awarded executives. He said the largest banks were “fighting viciously” to block the Fed rule because they have the most to lose. “Are we going to be shaken down a second time?” he asked. “That’s what this debate is all about.” Tester, a first-term senator facing re-election next year in a GOP-leaning state, said he was not championing big banks. “No one needs to shed a tear for them,” he said on the Senate floor. resign,” GOP chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement. “We do not need an investigation to know he lied and acted inappropriately, we need a resignation,” he said, referring to a request from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi for the House ethics committee to investigate the case. Leaders of the House Ethics Committee on Tuesday issued their first statement about Weiner, but did not announce an investigation is under way. “If and when an investigation is appropriate in any matter, the committee will carry out its responsibilities pursuant to our rules and with the utmost integrity and fairness. Pursuant to our rules of confidentiality, we will not have any further comment at this time,” said Chairman Jo Bonner, R-Ala., and ranking Democrat Linda Sanchez of California.. Speaking of Pelosi and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the Democratic party chairwoman, Priebus said they either “believe members of Congress are held to a different set of standards or they believe these actions demand his resignation.”

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

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Family readying to host church services, a web site that supports creative projects such as writing, art, sculpture and film, has teamed up with the Amish Cook’s editor to launch The Amish Appeal. The Amish Appeal is a romance and legal novel written by Amish Cook editor, Kevin Williams. The story centers on the experiences of Abe Schwartz, a 24-year-old Amish man who is still sorting through his beliefs and goals in life. The Amish Appeal follows what happens when Abe encounters 27-year-old Paige Roberts, a vivacious, beautiful and brainy attorney from Chicago who stumbles upon his farm in Berne, Indiana. The Amish Appeal follows Abe’s journey as he finds himself caught between the deeply held beliefs of his faith and the more ambiguous rules of the rest of the world. During this journey Abe is forced to choose between pacifism and practicality, between the strict rules of religion and the gray areas of compromise. Adding to the complications are the desires of the heart as Abe finds himself increasingly attracted to Paige who lives in a very different world. The book will be released later this year or early 2012, but to order an advance, early-release collector’s copy and participate in the roll-out visit BY LOVINA EICHER church services to be held in our home. I find it more difficult to concentrate when everyone else is busy. We all have a lot of work that needs to be done this next two weeks. Church services are set to be held here on June 19. Although we do have a good start there is still so much that should be done. The weeds are popping up in the garden faster than I care to see. But if we want plants to grow we need to pull up the weeds. Saturday, Jacob, Emma, and family and daughter Elizabeth’s friend, Timothy, assisted us in our work at home. Elizabeth’s bedroom is now completed. The floor was laid, the trim was put on, the doors were hung and the shelves and rods put into her closet. I think the men did a good job in getting everything done. While the men did the work upstairs, Emma and her daughters helped us clean the basement, which is where we will hold services. With the coal stove being down there all winter it sure needed a good cleaning. I made a brunch around 9 a.m. so everyone could come to our house and eat before beginning the day’s work. On the menu were homemade biscuits, sausage gravy, omelet, cheese and hot peppers. Around 4 p.m., I made another meal, a sort of lunch-supper combination so everyone could eat before heading home. On the menu for that meal were grilled hamburgers, mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh lettuce and green onions from the garden, peaches, brownies and ice cream. The children are all growing up so fast and are sure a big help. The boys also worked outside in the barn cleaning out horse stalls. And adding to the growing list of tasks around here, last week we also put in our first cutting of hay. Daughter Susan is still training our miniature pony, Tiger. Tiger is doing a lot better as Susan hitches him up to the pony buggy now. She has done a great job of calming him down. She tries to drive him everyday to keep


Miller receives honors prize


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TODAY 4 p.m. — Delphos Public Library board members meet at the library conference room. 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 8 p.m. — American Legion Post 268, 415 N. State St. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club, A&W DriveIn, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 8:30-11:30 a.m. — St. John’s High School recycle, 600 block of East Second Street. 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. Cloverdale recycle at village park. 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. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre.

him exercised so he doesn’t get too energetic for her. My husband Joe has given her a lot of advice and given her encouragement not to give up when Tiger was not listening to her. Tomorrow is Verena’s appointment with the rheumatologist. I really hope to find out what is wrong with her foot. She has been on crutches for several weeks now. I really do need to get back to my work now but I want to share this delicious recipe. Many are now getting strawberries from their patches and this is a great way to use them. God’s blessings. STRAWBERRY PIZZA Crust: 1 1 /2 cups of flour 1/ 4 cup brown sugar 1 cup butter 1 /2 cup chopped pecans Filling: 1 8 ounce package of cream cheese 8 ounces of Cool Whip 3 /4 cup powdered sugar Topping: 1 package 3 ounces of strawberry gelatin 1 cup water 4 cups sliced strawberries 1 /2 cup sugar 4 tablespoons cornstarch To make crust, in a large bowl, mix all ingredients to form dough. Spread into pizza pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. For filling, mix cream cheese and sugar. Fold in cool whip. Spread over cool crust. For topping, in a separate bowl, combine gelatin, sugar, salt, and 1 /2 cup water. In another bowl, dissolve cornstarch in remaining water. Stir into gelatin mixture. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Stir in strawberries until coated. Cool. Spread on top of filling and chill. This can also be used for peaches or blueberries.

Kyle L. Miller of Elida received an award at the University of Mount Union’s annual Senior Recognition and Honors Convocation. Miller, a senior health major, received the Ken Wable Prize. This prize is designated for an outstanding senior athlete who plans to pursue a career in teaching and coaching. He is a graduate of Elida High School.




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We have entered the month of June since my last column. The children had their last day of school for this term on Friday. My husband Joe went back to work this morning after a week at home. It seems different to have all the children home this morning. Elizabeth, 16, and Susan, 15, are doing the laundry. Verena, 13, and Loretta, 10, are washing dishes. Benjamin, 11, and Joseph, 8, are weeding the corn in the garden. Lovina, 7, and Kevin, 5, are riding their bikes. I need to get this column done since there is so much work SUNDAY to be done around here in 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos preparation for upcoming Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 1-4 p.m. — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 6 p.m. — Middle Point Village Council meets 7-9 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Annex Museum, 241 N. Main St., will be open. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.

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Pryor calls end to Ohio State career
By RUSTY MILLER The Associated Press COLUMBUS — The NCAA took the first five games of Terrelle Pryor’s senior season. Now he’s given up the rest. The Ohio State quarterback announced through his attorney Tuesday that he would not play for the Buckeyes this upcoming season. He had already been suspended through September for breaking NCAA rules by accepting Larry Heiing photo improper benefits from the owner of a tattoo parlor. Pryor was reflective about Binkley tag: The Delphos Blues’ Hunter Binkley his decision to quit the colapplies the tag to Kyle Bendele of Ottoville during Pony lege game, said his lawyer, League action at Stadium Park Tuesday night. The Blues Larry James. “You know how somedefeated Ottoville and the Delphos Reds fell to Kalida. times you have the weight of the world on your shoulders and then something like this takes a little bit off?” James asked. “He’s still only 21.” Van Wert Club Baseball The most likely next step Team Record Win % GB Home Away RF RA L a s t 1 0 for Pryor would be an NFL Streak 8th Grade Club Ball 4-7 .364 2-4 2-3 91 107 3-7 Lost 5 supplemental draft. Buckeye Boys Pony League “I would hope so. Also, he Team Record Win % GB Home Away RF RA Last 10Streak Convoy 2-0 1.000 1-0 1-0 22 10 2-0 Won 2 would hope so,” said James, Ohio City 2-0 1.000 1-0 1-0 11 6 2-0 Won 2 who added Pryor was not Wren 1-0 1.000 0.5 1-0 0-0 8 5 1-0 Won 1 Payne 1-1 .500 1 1-1 0-0 15 9 1-1 Won 1 speaking publicly. “But he’s VW Alspach-Gearhart 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 going to take the next couMiddle Point 1-2 .333 1.5 0-1 1-1 21 24 1-2 Lost 2 Van Wert Elks 0-1 .000 1.5 0-1 0-0 8 18 0-1 Lost 1 ple of days to get his head Wallace Plumbing VW 0-2 .000 2 0-0 0-2 6 10 0-2 Lost 2 together.” Willshire 0-2 .000 2 0-1 0-1 2 25 0-2 Lost 2 Tri-County Little League The Cleveland Plain Team Record Win % GB Home Away RF RA Last 10Streak Dealer first reported Pryor’s Delphos Pirates 5-0 1.000 4-0 1-0 17 6 5-0 Won 5 K of C Indians 5-1 .833 0.5 1-0 4-1 42 32 5-1 Won 1 announcement. Delpha Chevy Reds 5-2 .714 1 3-1 2-1 51 19 5-2 Won 3 It was news that was VFW Cardinals 4-3 .571 2 1-1 3-2 54 26 4-3 Won 4 Delphos Braves 3-3 .500 2.5 1-2 2-1 32 22 3-3 Won 1 met with surprisingly happy 1st Federal Athletics 2-4 .333 3.5 1-2 1-2 31 34 2-4 Lost 2 faces by downtrodden Ohio Ft. Jennings Musketeers 2-4 .333 3.5 2-1 0-3 19 24 2-4 Lost 3 Greif Rangers 1-5 .167 4.5 1-2 0-3 18 59 1-5 Lost 5 State fans. After coach Jim Young’s W. Serv. Yankees 1-6 .143 5 1-4 0-2 54 96 1-6 Won 1 Tressel’s forced departure Inner County League Team Record Win % GB Home Away RF RA Last 10Streak last week, Pryor has served as VW Vision Cubs 7-0 1.000 3-0 4-0 75 10 7-0 Won 7 a lightning rod as telling any of the NCAA looked his superiors. into all aspects of “(Pryor) did the once-glitternot want to be ing program. a distraction In addition to his teamto the acknowlmates,” James edged violations added. “This is — cash and tatsomething he toos to players came to consid— are rumors er after much of cars deals for thought.” athletes and other Ohio State potential violawill go before tions. And Pryor the NCAA’s Pryor has been in the committee on middle of all that infractions on swirling controversy. Later Aug. 12. Wednesday night, ESPN With Pryor no longer a reported that a former friend college football player, he is of Pryor’s, who requested not obligated to meet with anonymity, claimed he saw the NCAA. James would not the quarterback signing auto- comment on whether Pryor graphs for money a mini- would continue to cooperate mum of 35 to 40 times and with the sanctioning body of that Pryor made between college sports. $20,000-$40,000 last year for Ohio State’s athletic doing so. director Gene Smith quickly The former friend told issued a statement wishing ESPN’s “Outside The Lines” Pryor the best. that Pryor was paid $500 to “We understand Terrelle’s $1,000 each time he signed decision and wish him well mini football helmets and in this next phase of his life,” other gear for a Columbus Smith wrote. “We hope he businessman and free- returns to The Ohio State lance photographer, Dennis University one day to finish Talbott. his degree.” ESPN reported Talbott Luke Fickell, who will twice denied that he ever serve as Ohio State’s interpaid Pryor or any other active im head coach in place of Buckeyes student-athlete to Tressel this fall, found out sign memorabilia. about Pryor’s decision on Pryor’s announcement Tuesday night. comes just eight days after “I was notified this eveTressel was forced to resign ning that Terrelle has decidfor knowing about the play- ed to pursue a professional ers’ improper benefits but not career,” Fickell said. “I wish


Pony League action


Optimist Reds 5-2 .714 2 Middle Point 1 Reds 5-2 .714 2 VW Federal Astros 5-3 .625 2.5 VW Serv. Club Red Sox 3-4 .429 4 Lee Kinstle Pirates 3-4 .429 4 Convoy Dodgers 1-5 .167 5.5 Convoy Rockies 1-5 .167 5.5 Middle Point 2 Gray 0-4 .000 5.5 Tuesday’s Results Buckeye Boys Pony League Payne 4, Middle Point 2 Convoy 15 Willshire 2 Inner County League VW Federal Astros 12, Convoy Rockies 2 Optimist Reds 9, Middle Point 1 Reds 8 VW Vision Cubs 10, VW Service Club Red Sox 0 Today’s Games Buckeye Boys Pony League Van Wert Elks at Wren, 8 p.m. Tri-County Little League Young’s Waste Service Yankees at Delphos Pirates, 6 p.m. VFW Cardinals at K of C Indians, 6 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 4 1st Federal Athletics at Ft. Jennings Musketeers, 6:30 p.m. Delphos Minor League Standings Mets 7-0 Dodgers 6-1 Cubs 4-3 Pirates 4-3 Tigers 3-4 Orioles 2-5 Reds 1-6 Indians 1-6

3-1 1-1 3-2 0-1 1-3 0-4 1-3 0-3

2-1 4-1 2-1 3-3 2-1 1-1 0-2 0-1

64 74 51 38 32 18 14 5

19 21 37 58 42 70 57 55

5-2 5-2 5-3 3-4 3-4 1-5 1-5 0-4

Won 4 Lost 2 Won 4 Lost 1 Lost 2 Lost 3 Lost 2 Lost 4

Jordan Leininger earns 1st-team All-Ohio
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St. John’s senior Jordan Leininger was selected a firstteam Division IV All-Ohioan in baseball by the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association. He was selected as a utility player. Ottoville senior pitcher Cody DeLong is on the second team, while St. John’s junior centerfielder Tanner Calvelage earned honorable-mention.
St. John’s Jesuit; Brian Robinson, Mansfield Madison Comprehensive; Massillon Washington; Jordan Jordan Lane, Maumee; Nate Shelton, Cincinnati Anderson; Lynch, Oxford Talawanda. Jake Stracensky, Grafton Midview; JD Whetsel, Liberty Division III Twp. Lakota East; Mark First Team: Pitchers: Zimmerman, Green. Brandon Baumgardner, Division II Garrettsville Garfield; Zach First Team: Pitchers: Adam Farmer, Piketon; Quinton Collier, Plain City Jonathan Yocum, North Lewisburg Alder; Michael Marsinek, Triad - Catchers: Cody Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit; Kuzniczci, Cincinnati Matt Wisler, Bryan - Catchers: Madeira; Jack Hinman, Zach Sterry, Lexington; Ryan Chagrin Falls - First Base: Wonders, Richfield Revere Jack Gustafson, Cincinnati First Base: Ryan Mummert, Summit Country Day Batavia Clermont Northeastern Infielders: Jordan McCune, - Infielders: Graham Johnston, Leininger Bellville Clear Fork; Plain City Jonathan Alder; Sawyer Polen, Wooster Jordan Meyer, Steubenville; Triway; Shane Snyder, Ian Mezlak, Lorain Clearview; Tyler Baltimore Liberty Union; Kirk Yates, Procter, Vincent Warren; Giancarlo Sala, Frankfort Adena - Outfielders: Connor Mentor Lake Catholic - Outfielders: Bland, Mt. Gilead; Marty Ernsberger, Jacob Brobst, Columbus Mansfield Ontario; Matt Bishop Watterson; Daulton Smith, Fredericktown; Mossbarger, Bellefontaine; Eric Terwilliger, Anna Patrick Porter, Chagrin Falls Utility: Aaron Rammel, Kenston; Nick Squires, Plain Coldwater. City Jonathan Alder; Brenden Player of the Year Wells, Beloit West Branch Jack Gustafson, Utility: Anthony Kidston, Cincinnati Summit Defiance. Country Day Player of the Year Coach of the Year Jordan Meyer, Steubenville; Jeff Fisher, Bucyrus Patrick Porter, Chagrin Falls Second Team: Kenston Pitchers: Trevor Coach of the Year - Fred Kottenbrock, Lima Heatherington, Steubenville Central Catholic; Andrew Lacinak, Reading; Travis DeLong Second Team: Pitchers: Teare, Independence Craig Kohler, Tipp City Catchers: Jake Lamp, Tippecanoe; Tucker Linder, Tallmadge; Carlisle; Mike Snider, Lima Central Jordan Musser, Avon - Catchers: Catholic; Ronnie Thomas, Glaion Sammy Orr, Wintersville Indian Creek; Northmor - First Base: Skyler Tate, Jake Trejo, Wauseon - First Base: Bucyrus - Infielders: Alex Fogt, Anna; Dustin Gerlach, Wapakoneta Jake Ketler, Massillon - Infielders: Kerrigan Cain, Tuslaw; Brett Roberts, Akron Archbishop Hoban; Utica; Hunter Stanley, Logan Cozart, Gnadenhutten Mansfield Ontario Indian Valley; Jacob Horsely, Outfielders: Andrew Thornville Sheridan; AJ Benintendi, Cincinnati Kruzel, Hamilton Ross Madeira; Jarrod Collins, Outfielders: Shaun Dunn, Chillicothe Zane Trace; Ravenna; Matt Eckhardt, Ryan Pack, Canton Central Avon; Jake Hendricks, Oxford Catholic; Jacob Solomon, Talawanda; Adam Urbania, Independence - Utility: Mentor Lake Catholic - Utility: Kurt Koesters, St. Henry; Jonathan Mobley, Bellefontaine Kurt Vidmer, Chagrin Falls; Benjamin Logan. Zach Wolfe, Williamsport Honorable Mention: Westfall. Austin Bueter, Wauseon; Honorable Mention: Cole Carpenter, Zanesville; Calvelage Brice Crabtree, Lucasville Joe Pierro, Steubenville; Greg Valley; Sam Deehr, Milan Stagani, Richmond Edison; Joe Edison; Taylor Ellis, Curran, Sunbury Big Walnut; Joe San Bucyrus; Alex Grove, Canton Central Felippo, Oberlin Firelands; Josh Gullett, Catholic; Alex Holcomb, Lucasville

him the best in his pursuits.” Pryor came to Ohio State in March 2008, from Jeannette, Pa., as the most acclaimed high school quarterback prospect in the country. He had a 31-4 record as a starter (starting one bowl game as a wide receiver), rushed for an Ohio Staterecord for a quarterback 2,164 yards and passed for 6,177 yards. Few NFL draft experts consider Pryor to be a readyfor-the-NFL quarterback. With his speed and size, he might be a better fit as a big wide receiver in the mold of Plaxico Burress. Despite the NFL labor problems, a supplemental draft could still be held this summer, although no one has yet committed to entering it. Former Ohio State star Cris Carter went that route after he lost his senior season due to NCAA infractions involving an agent and he went on to a stellar NFL career. The Buckeyes have several choices to take Pryor’s place. The most experienced player is fifth-year senior Joe Bauserman, with Kenny Guiton, Taylor Graham and talented freshman Braxton Miller competing for the job. All four got plenty of snaps in spring practice while Pryor missed all the April workouts after having surgery on his right ankle in January. So, Ohio State has already had some time to imagine what its offense will be like without Pryor.

Delphos Braves at Greif Rangers, 7:45 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 4 Thursday’s Games Buckeye Boys Pony League Payne at Van Wert Elks, 5:30 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 3 VW Alspach-Gearhart at Willshire, 6 p.m. Payne at Wallace Plumbing VW, 8 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 3 Ohio City at Wren, 8 p.m. Inner County League Convoy Rockies vs. Convoy Dodgers, 6 p.m. Convoy-Field 1 Optimist Reds at VW Federal Astros, 6 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 4 Lee Kinstle Pirates at VW Vision Cubs, 7:45 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 4 Tuesday’s Results Pirates 10, Orioles 9 Mets 6, Reds 0 Dodgers 6, Indians 4 Cubs 10, Tigers 8 Thursday’s Games Pirates @ Reds, 6 p.m. LL Orioles @ Tigers, 6 p.m. Dia. 4 Cubs @ Indians, 8 p.m. LL Dodgers @ Mets, 8 p.m. Dia. 4

Wildcats blast Bearcats in ACME
SPENCERVILLE — The Jefferson ACME baseball team picked up another win with a blasting 16-5 of Spencerville in six innings Tuesday at Spencerville. Senior Mike Joseph pitched a near-perfect four innings for the Wildcats (3-1), giving up no runs and picking up the win. In the first inning, Jefferson started strong with senior Tony George (3-for-5 in the game) leading off with a line shot double to left field. Sophomore Ross Thompson (3-for-5) scored George with a single up the middle. Senior Curtis Miller (2-for-3) hit a line drive double to left field to score Thompson and sophomore Austin Jettinghoff (2-for-4) hits a line drive single to right field to score Miller. The bats got going for the ’Cats again in the fourth inning with a double from senior Justin Rode, a single by Thompson, a double by Joseph and a single by junior Seth Wollenhaupt to put the game score at 8-0. The next inning, the bats kept going for the Wildcats with hits from George, Rode, Thompson and Shayn Klinger, putting the score at 13-0. Spencerville rallied to put five scores on the board in the fifth but Jefferson was not done yet. Junior Zach Kimmett led off the sixth with a single and then senior Tony George answered with a first-pitch line-drive home run to left field. Miller also hit a shot to left center for a triple and Jettinghoff knocked him in with a single. “Mike has been working hard the past two weeks on his pitching; it was a strong performance by the senior and we need his continued development in the pitching rotation. His arm was strong today and his off-speed pitches are developing nicely; great start and win for the senior,” Jefferson ACME coach Rusty Thompson noted. “With 17 hits, including a home run, four doubles and a triple, what can I say? When you are generating that kind of offense, good things happen. Tony had a great game for us at the plate; his leadoff double and homer were real keys in our game tonight, and he is developing as one of our senior leaders this year. Hitting has been our focus the past two weeks and it looks like it is paying off for us. Our approach at the plate was much better this game and with that patience to find our pitch, we hit the ball much better. Ross and Austin as sophomores are really generating some great batting stats and we look for them to continue to develop. We need to work a bit harder on some of our defense. We had errors in the outfield and still need to focus on fundamentals in the infield. If we can eliminate those errors, it would help to make us a more complete team.” Jefferson hosts crosstown rival St. John’s 6 p.m. tonight.

Division I First Team: Pitchers: Taylore Cherry, Vandalia Butler; Mike Mancuso, Brecksville-Broadview Heights; Alec Schmenk, Perrysburg - Catchers: Austin Butler, Pickerington North; Kyle Pollock, Westerville Central First Base: Jake Madsen, Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller - Infielders: Ty Amman, Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller; Jacob Bosiokovic, Delaware Hayes; Joey Tomko, Gahanna Lincoln; Xavier Turner, Sandusky - Outfielders: Kyle Chontos, Pickerington North; Brandon Reamon, Clayton Northmont; Austin Cousino, Dublin Coffman; Nate Barlow, Vandalia Butler - Utility: Cody Wagner, Dresden Tri-Valley. Player of the Year - Jacob Bosiokovic, Delaware Hayes Coach of the Year - Matt Martin, Sandusky Second Team: Pitchers: John Birkbeck, Canton GlenOak; Mike Conrad, Liberty Twp. Lakota East; Adam Schaly, Ashland; Drew Williams, Pickerington North - Catchers: Tyler Beck, Avon Lake; Lance Straley, Vandalia Butler - First Base: Johnny Vasilliades, Massillon Perry Infielders: Zack Ferster, Olmsted Falls; Andrew Gronski, Hilliard Davidson; Matt Kohler, Avon Lake; Michael Timm, Twinsburg; Derek Ward, Ashland - Outfielders: Jesse Adams, Toledo St. John’s Jesuit; TJ Harkness, Fremont Ross; Neal Jacobs, Cleveland St. Ignatius; Tommy Stoffel, Clayton Northmont - Utility: Reed Allen, Whitehouse Anthony Wayne. Honorable Mention: Andrew Fox, Whitehouse Anthony Wayne; Cameron Knott, Willoughby South; Zach Kolvey, Perrysburg; Anthony Maurer, Strongsville; Nate Pearson, Toledo

Valley; Alex Leach, Carlisle; Jordan Mally, Caledonia River Valley; Jake Murphy, Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant; Josh Myers, Portsmouth; Dylan Ogle, Coshocton; Connor Plemens, Ashland Crestview; Christian Ross, Bucyrus; Austin Stolly, Lima Central Catholic; Joe Tann, Canton Central Catholic; Ryan Trinber, Girard; Jared Vulgamore, Piketon; Tyler Watkins, Belpre. Division IV First Team: Pitchers: Tyler Wells, Edon; Sam Shafer, New Washington Buckeye Central; Ryan Wells, Edon Catchers: Tyler Butler, Toronto; Hayden Mobley, Berlin Hiland - First Base: Taylor Neal, New Paris National Trail - Infielders: Sean Kettering, Malvern; Adam Hartz, Bucyrus Wynford; Keegan Long, Edon; Ryan Arrington, Fairfield Cincinnati Christian; Craig Purpus, Minster - Outfielders: Derek Mangus, Leipsic; Luke Burch, Berlin Hiland; Ben Weber, Sidney Lehman Catholic; Kyle Shaffer, Columbiana Utility: Jordan Leininger, Delphos St. John’s. Player of the Year - Tyler Wells, Edon Coach of the Year - Brock Bergman, Edon Second Team: Pitchers: Jimmy Lough, Newark Catholic; Tyler Whitlatch, Sebring McKinley; Corey Berger, Leipsic; Cody Delong, Ottoville - Catchers: Von Burhman, Greenwich South Central; Anthony Eder, Cuyahoga Heights - First Base: DJ Hemm, Sidney Lehman Catholic - Infielders: Tanner Riley, Ironton St. Joseph; Andy Schieltz, Fort Loramie; Cody Dukes, Miller City; Reeve Hoover, Cincinnati Country Day Outfielders: Tony Meyer, Sherwood Fairview; James Coates, Warren John F. Kennedy; Jimmy Fickes, New Philadelphia Tuscarawas Central Catholic; Nick Kirk, Greenwich South Central - Utility: Alex Finney, New Washington Buckeye Central. Honorable Mention: Josh Almanza, Hamler Patrick Henry; Tanner Calvelage, Delphos St. John’s; JD Chesser, Glouster Trimble; Brendan Cox, Warren John F. Kennedy; Caleb Diamond, South Charleston Southeastern; Matt Douglas, Columbiana; Lance Horner, Rittman; Kevin Kline, Hamler Patrick Henry; Justin Mahlmeister, Ironton St. Joseph; Nick Thomas, New London; Tyler Tyree, Bascom Hopewell-Loudon; Jake Zeek, Dalton.

Pryor leaving not unexpected
Terrelle Pryor is leaving Ohio State with a year of eligibility left. So? Is this completely unexpected? The way it sounds and the way things are stacking up, he was going to be ineligible in the fall any way, so he might as well cut his losses now and maybe get into a supplemental draft. Here is the thing: at best, he will be a slash — a wide receiver/quarterback along the lines of Kordell Stewart and Hines Ward in his younger days with Pittsburgh. With his athleticism, size and speed, someone in the National Football League will take a chance on him. Book it! Forget any “baggage” he may have surrounding him; that won’t matter in the end. The thing is, he can move on, as can the other four that will miss the first five games this fall. For many of the other guys on the team this fall, they will have to handle the brunt of what the NCAA will ultimately do to the Buckeyes. Anyone else that is taking pleasure with this, beware; you very well could be next. If the NCAA can get That Team Up North and Ohio State, two of the premier college football programs of

JEFFERSON (16) ab-r-h-rbi Tony George 2b/ss 5-3-3-2, Justin Rode c 3-1-1-1, Zack Ricker 3b 2-1-1-1, Ross Thompson ss/p 5-3-3-3, Curtis Miller 1b/2b 3-2-2-1, Austin Jettinghoff 3b/c 4-0-2-4, Kyle Anspach lf 4-0-0-0, Drew Kortokrax cf 2-1-1-0, Evan Neubert rf 2-00-0, Mike Joseph p 2-1-1-0, Shayn Klinger cf 2-1-1-0, Seth Wollenhaupt rf 1-1-1-1, Zach Kimmet 1b 1-2-1-0. 36-16-17-13. SPENCERVILLE (5) ab-r-h-rbi Rex c 3-1-1-0, Lee p 2-1-1-0, Long p 1-0-0-1, Koverman ss 3-1-0-0, Joel Shimp rf 0-0-0-0, Anspautin rf 2-0-0-0, Friesner lf 3-0-1-0, Jon Shimp 2b 1-0-0-0, Shad 2b 1-0-0-0, Dusty Settlemire dh 3-0-0-0, Monfort 3b 3-1-1-0, Dan Settlemire cf 2-1-0-0. Totals 24-5-3-2. Score by Innings: Jefferson 300 5 5 3 - 16 17 4 Spencerville 0 0 0 050-532 2B: George, Rode, Miller, Joseph, ; 3B: Miller, ; HR: George; SB: George, Thompson; CS: Wollenhaupt (by Rex); POB: Jon Shimp (by Rode). IP H R ER BB SO JEFFERSON Joseph (W, 1-0) 4.0 0 0 0 2 2 Thompson 2.0 3 5 2 2 3 SPENCERVILLE Lee (L) 3.2 9 8 8 2 3 Long 2.1 8 8 8 5 1 WP: Joseph; HBP: Rex (Thompson).

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all time, they can get anyone. With the potential for lockouts on the near horizon in three major sports — and maybe a fourth at the end of 2011 — an article I came across jolted my thinking. I never thought of this but what will players actually do if there is a lockout? National Football League players really don’t have many options but what about basketball and hockey pros and perhaps baseball? They do have options; it’s called going overseas. That is a leverage they have over the owners because once they leave, the possibility exists they will NOT come back. It’s a pretty lucrative field out there for these guys. We’ll see where this one goes. I was reading about Ryan Anderson,

a Kent Roosevelt junior football player. He is one of Ohio’s top linemen at 6-4, 315 pounds and owns numerous scholarship offers from BCS schools, such as Ohio State, That Team Up North and Notre Dame. Unfortunately for him, he has another challenge facing him, this one the ultimate one: bone cancer, specifically osteogenic sarcoma in the lower part of his right leg. It is considered to be extremely rare in teens and affects just five out of a million U.S. patients under the age of 19 per year. It ended his playing career. An interesting part is that another Kent Roosevelt player — Benny Cowgill — was diagnosed with the same cancer in the fall of 1992. He missed his freshman football season but returned as a sophomore. He lost his arm to it but eventually became a pretty good kicker. However, the story ends upon his death in January of 1996. The school hands out an award named in his honor each year to eight fifth-graders for exemplifying Cowgill’s “No-Quit” attitude and Anderson won it in 2005. Puts it in more perspective, doesn’t it?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

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Chief Super Markets, Inc. earns Pinnacle Award
DEFIANCE — On Friday, State Representative Lynn Wachtmann and State Representative Bruce Goodwin presented a congressional proclamation to Stephanie Skylar, President and CEO of Chief Super Markets, Inc. Chief was recently awarded the Pinnacle Award from Ohio Grocers Association. The Ohio Grocers Association Pinnacle Award recognizes those companies that have made a significant contribution to the Ohio food industry. The Pinnacle award recognizes excellence for overall operation as a retail business operating in Ohio. The criteria for excellence are based upon the following characteristics: creativity, merchandising, innovation, human resources, community relations, and overall successful operations. The proclamation from Representatives Wachtmann and Goodwin is to honor Chief Super Markets, Inc. for receiving this Pinnacle Award. Chief Super Markets, Inc. is a family-owned, regional supermarket chain. The company operates 12 stores under the Chief and Rays banners in nine communities in Northwest and West Central Ohio.


DEAR BRUCE: Our family is involved in an ugly feud over our father’s estate. We want access to his house to make repairs to sell it and to check it periodically for upkeep. However, the house is 150 miles away and we cannot make regular check-ups/ visits. The power of attorney and trustee is my brother. He refuses to cooperate with us. He says “I have the power”! Is there any legal way to “petition” him to allow us to make the repairs? We siblings have only honorable intentions. -- Reader in Nebraska DEAR READER: Your brother says, “I have the power.” This may very well be that he has the Power of Attorney, but you as an interested party also have some power. It’s called the courts. I assume when you say “we,” you mean the siblings other than this brother. You guys should immediately contact an attorney and explain the animosity here. That you believe your brother is not only uncooperative, but his actions are counterproductive. I believe that the Surrogate Court could straighten this matter out. The major question is, why is your brother being so uncooperative? What is there in your requests that he deems as unreasonable? This confirms that old expression, where there is a will, there’s a fight. DEAR BRUCE: I have been living with my fiancee for four years. We own a home together. We do have a signed document stating that if one of us should pass away the house becomes sole property of the other. We have no children. What other documents should we have in place besides the will? I am 53 years old and my partner is 58. We currently reside in Maine. We have no plans to marry. Also, we have not blended our finances. What should I do to protect myself? -- Lynne via email DEAR LYNNE: I am unclear why you are handling this the way you are? You say, you “own a home” together, which means somewhere along the line there was a closing and the deed was drawn. You likely didn’t have an attorney represent you, which is another matter. I believe that the deed should be changed to a survivor type document that varies in name from state to state. You mentioned you have a will. I assume that everything goes to her; everything goes to you, etc. Once again, since this appears to be a permanent arrangement you should run this past an attorney or attorneys (one for each of you) to make certain that you are protected from the families of your significant other, should they pass away. DEAR BRUCE: We

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retired and moved to Florida three years ago from the Boston area. We had a will drawn up in Massachusetts. Is it still valid in Florida? There is nothing in it that we want to change. -- Tom, via email DEAR TOM: There’s little question that the will that you have is quite valid in Florida. While you say there is nothing you want to change, that may be the case. But at the very least you should review it. Secondly, it may be difficult for someone to question the will by locating the witnesses or the lawyer who drew it, etc. For a modest cost of reviewing the will and having a new one drawn in Florida, I would do so. I should point out to you that if you still own real estate in Massachusetts, it’s likely that you would have to have your will probated in Massachusetts and in Florida if you purchased a home here, which is something to beware of. DEAR BRUCE: My friend turned 62 years old last August. Because of changes to his job (he was a mechanic), he decided to retire and collect Social Security. However, because he basically was forced to quit before he wanted to, he also decided to apply for unemployment. Can he take both, or only one or the other? -- Kim, via e-mail DEAR KIM: Sooner or later the likelihood is that your friend will be able to collect unemployment, assuming he is actively searching for a new job. You say he was “basically forced to quit,” which is a bad choice of terms. He was either fired or he quit. If he quit, then the waiting period for unemployment will be considerably longer. The fact that he is collecting Social Security in itself is not an issue, but why he left the job and what he is doing to replace it are very definite issues. Send your questions to: Smart Money, P.O. Box 2095, Elfers, FL 34680. E-mail to: Questions of general interest will be answered in future columns. Owing to the volume of mail, personal replies cannot be provided. Copyright 2011, United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

State Representative Lynn Wachtman, left, presents Chief Supermarket (Defiance) employees, Mark Rippetoe, Doug Pergram, Connie Shaffer, Penny Bakle and Pat Hostettler with a proclamation for earning the Pinnacle Award from Ohio Grocers Association.

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800 House For Sale
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Frugal families SARA NOEL tend to buy multipurpose products. But sometimes there’s a household item you rarely use. You’ll either sell or donate it or dust it off and find new ways to use it. One such item is a microwave. It takes up a considerable amount of space, so it makes sense to use it for more than reheating coffee. Some people couldn’t live without it, but for others, it’s nothing more than an extra clock or a place to stack mail. One reader, Liz from New York, comments: “For heaven’s sake! How would I live without my microwave? Where ever would I store my bread?” What alternate uses do you have for your microwave? DISINFECT SPONGES: According to a study by The Journal of Environmental Health, microwaving kitchen sponges for one to two minutes at full power could kill more than 99 percent of bacteria, including E. coli. Your sponge should be damp before placing it in your microwave to prevent a fire. Vinegar diluted with water can help with any foul odors. MORE JUICE: Your microwave can be used to get more juice from citrus. Simply warm the fruit for 20 seconds. SHORTEN COOKING TIME: Use your microwave to cook eggs ( make-quick-and-easy-eggs-for-breakfast), cupcakes in a mug (, squash, potatoes, corn on the cob, bacon, etc. One reader, Kim from Michigan, shares a squash tip: “I put mine in whole for about 4 minutes to soften it up. It makes it much easier to cut. Then I cut in half, scoop out the seeds, put butter and brown sugar in and microwave it until it is done (check after 10 minutes). Tastes exactly the same to me, except much quicker.” HEAT RICE BAGS: Rice bags are wonderful for aches and pains. Add 1-1/2 pounds of rice to a tube sock, tie it off and microwave it for 2 minutes. Or make a nicer rice bag out of fabric. A basic pattern and photo is on my website at general-chat/125640-rice-bag-heating-pads.html.

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Maybe Annie has never seen ‘Everybody loves Raymond’
Dear Annie: This is for Dear Annie: I have lived across the street from my “Concerned Wife,” whose husband’s sister for 20 years. husband was diagnosed with She is super-competitive and diabetes. Six years ago, that nosy. She knows our every was me. I believed I couldn’t move -- when we are home, control what my husband who is visiting, etc. When ate, and then realized I did she sees a car in our drive- the cooking and shopping. way, she will come over When my husband went to with some lame excuse to the doctor, I went along and see who is visiting. If I buy asked to see a dietitian. I a piece of furniture or paint a went to diabetes classes. My children were also at room, she comes over to spy risk because diabetes runs on my decorating. My husband is aware of in the family. We began with small, healthy her nosiness but changes. I quit buycopes with it. I ing soda and served am on edge all the water or low-fat time. I’ve decidmilk. I cut back ed the next time on the carbs and she runs over to cooked more prosnoop, I will tell tein and vegetables. her how nosy she To reduce sodium is and how sick and sugar, I cooked and tired I am of more from scratch. it. Would that be I learned how to wrong? Moving is make healthy subout of the quesAnnie’s Mailbox stitutions, such tion. -- Fed Up as lean turkey for Dear Fed Up: So your insecure sister-in- ground beef. I introduced law admires your decorat- a new vegetable a month, ing and is so lonely that serving it the same way once she spends her time envying a week for four weeks. It your visitors. We feel sorry worked. I never once blamed the for her. And after 20 years, you’d cope much better with diabetes. I’d say, “We are this intrusive woman if you trying new things.” Over could find it in your heart to time, we all began making feel sorry for her, too. We better food choices. I began know she is difficult, but walking and invited my she’s family. Invite her for husband to come with me. coffee once in a while. A As we walked, we talked reasonably cordial relation- about our day, the kids, our ship with her would be better dreams, and it turned into a nighttime ritual. for everyone. Tell “Concerned” not to Dear Annie: Two years ago, after my wife died, I make this “his” problem, but moved to another state to to create a team spirit. Be live with my brother and his positive about changes. The wife because they needed whole family will benefit. -- Been There help. Annie’s Mailbox is writI have three sons, all of whom now live far away. ten by Kathy Mitchell and They call two or three times Marcy Sugar, longtime edia year. I’d like to hear from tors of the Ann Landers them more often, so I call column. Please e-mail your them when I want to talk. I questions to anniesmailhave hinted strongly that I, or write wish they would call more to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o frequently, but the last time Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. I did that, my oldest son Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los asked if I was having a “pity Angeles, CA 90045. party.” They do say they love me before hanging up, but I wonder if it’s true since they so rarely keep in touch on their own. I even bought an expensive computer with a camera so I could see my grandkids, but my son says he doesn’t have time to set it up. I don’t want to create a problem, but I am. -- Feeling Dejected Dear Dejected: We agree that your sons don’t call as much as they should, but there is no rule that says children must be the ones to initiate contact. We suggest you call them once a week. Send e-mails. Text the grandkids. Be upbeat. Plan visits. And please look into activities to keep you socially active and engaged. It sounds as if you will need to be less focused on your children.

Tomorrow’s Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
Thursday, June 9, 2011 One of the best things apt to happen in the year ahead is the emergence of a stronger and more independent you. However, don’t get cocky and dissolve friendships that stood by you through thick and thin. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Be careful about taking any foolish risks, because you’re not likely to be as lucky as you think in situations that are a bit chancy. Be safe rather than sorry. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Beat the weatherman at his own game by having a backup plan ready in case the elements don’t cooperate and you have to change venues. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Plan your logistics carefully by laying out a sensible itinerary. If your agenda doesn’t waste valuable time and effort, you won’t create unnecessary complications. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Don’t expect anybody to pick up your tab, even those who usually do so. In fact, if you’re going out with someone who always pays, surprise this person by making it your turn to reciprocate. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Plans involving others should not be changed in order to serve your purposes, especially if it would inconvenience someone else. Be considerate and thoughtful of the needs of others. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -This is not a good day to experiment with unfamiliar tools, materials or ways of doing things. If you honestly don’t know how to do something, let the experts handle it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- If you are unduly insistent that everything be done your way, be prepared to take all the complaints as well as any dissention in the ranks. It’ll be your party all the way. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- It isn’t likely that your opposition will defeat you, but there are strong probabilities that you might be tripped up by your own carelessness. Doublecheck every jot and tittle. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- This is definitely not the right day to engage in endeavors you’ve never done before, or even try anything risky. Stick to activities that are both fun and safe. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Unfortunately, this is one of those days when things could fizzle, so try not to lay out big money for something you don’t need or don’t have to do. Play it safe. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -If you don’t stand firm on the plans you’ve made for yourself, you’ll allow another to convince you to change directions, which may not be your best course of action. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Circumvent hard feelings at your workplace or home by assigning each person a specific task that you know he or she does best and enjoys doing. Equal distribution is good for morale.
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Crews try to keep flames away from Ariz. towns
By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN and BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. — Officials are hoping their efforts overnight will keep a mammoth forest fire from cresting a ridge and racing into two eastern Arizona towns, giving firefighters the upper hand on the 11th day of what has proved to be an overwhelming battle. About half of the 4,000 residents who call Eagar home were forced to leave Tuesday afternoon as flames from the Wallow fire licked the ridges surrounding the area. Residents in the rest of Eagar and in neighboring Springerville grew worried as they awaited word of whether they will have to flee, too. “Everybody that’s here is suffering from anxiety from this,” Apache County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Brannon Eagar told residents who gathered for a public meeting Tuesday night. “We never thought we’d see this roll over the hill, but it’s here and we’re going to deal with it the best that we can. Some people are frustrated, and I can understand that, and I’m sorry,” he said. As daylight waned Tuesday, cars, trucks and trailers loaded with belongings streamed out of Eagar as sheriff’s deputies and police officers directed traffic. Flames dotted a ridge on the southeastern side of Springerville, and columns of orange smoke rose from the hills. Ash rained from the sky, which was filled with thick smoke, and when the sun peeked through, it was blood-red. Crews worked feverishly overnight to ignite unburned areas of grass and other fuel to starve the fire in case it burned over the ridge and into the grasslands and stands of trees that border the two towns. “Right now, it’s not moving as fast,” fire commander Joe Reinarz said. “This is our chance. When we get it down here in the pinon and juniper and the grasslands, we can make a lot of advances on getting a corral around this thing.” The blaze has burned 486 square miles of ponderosa pine forest, driven by wind gusts of more than 60 mph, since it was sparked May 29 by what authorities believe was an unattended campfire. Now more than twice the size of Chicago, the fire became the second-largest in Arizona history Tuesday. No serious injuries have been reported, but the fire has destroyed 10 structures so far. It has cast smoke as far east as Iowa and forced some planes to divert from Albuquerque, N.M., some 200 miles away. By late Tuesday, the flames were about two miles from Springerville and Eagar, fire officials said. The blaze did skirt around Greer because crews were able to keep it out of the canyons surrounding the small resort town. Along with the back burns overnight, crews today planned to continue scraping away brush and trees to create a barrier around Springerville and Eagar. More fire personnel and police were also expected to descend on the area, known as Round Valley. Thousands of firefighters, including many from several western states and as far away as New York, are already helping. Dozens of them worked Tuesday alongside a stretch of U.S. 191 about two miles outside of Springerville, burning vegetation along one side of the highway to keep the approaching fire from jumping across and heading into town. Other crews removed brush from around homes near the foothills. Angie Colwell, her husband Mike and their two children were loading up their belongings as authorities ordered their Eagar neighborhood to evacuate. “We love the mountains and we’re just afraid of what’s going to be left after the fire comes through,” the longtime resident said. The Apache County sheriff’s office issued the evacuation order for areas south of state Route 260 and east of Greer just before 4 p.m. The highway was closed after the evacuation, and patrol cars were stationed at checkpoints leading south. Eagar has about 4,000 residents, while Springerville has another 2,000. In all, about 7,000 people have been ordered to prepare for evacuation in recent days. With a blaze as large as this being driven by unpredictable and gusty winds, putting the fire out is a gargantuan task. All fire managers can do is try to steer it away from homes and cabins by using natural terrain, burning out combustible material first and trying to put out spot fires sparked by embers blowing in front

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Novel forensics used in Search for Indiana student reminiscent of 2000 case By DEANNA MARTIN TV reporters at the scene. Bloomington police declined comment, Casey Anthony murder trial Associated Press saying they planned to issue a statement today morning. But the
By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — A novel forensics technique introduced in Casey Anthony’s murder trial this week has the promise to do what the noses of highly-trained cadaver dogs are able to do — sniff out decomposition and locate hidden bodies. That technique had never before been used in a criminal case until the trial of the young Florida mother, who is charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. It may end up being the most controversial piece of forensics evidence presented in the trial. Anthony’s defense attorneys tried to stop Oak Ridge National Laboratory senior researcher Arpad Vass from testifying for prosecutors, claiming his method was too experimental. The Orlando prosecutor’s office has a history of using novel techniques in the courtroom — it was among the first to use DNA evidence in a criminal case. “His opinions and theories range from the interesting to the bizarre,” Anthony’s attorneys said in court documents. But Circuit Judge Belvin Perry ruled that any decision about the reliability of Vass’ methods should be left to jurors. The 25-year-old Anthony is accused of killing Caylee in June 2008 and disposing of her body. She faces a possible death sentence if convicted. Her defense attorney, Jose Baez, says the toddler drowned in the family’s swimming pool and that after Casey panicked, her father helped cover up the death, which he denies. The girl’s decomposed body was found by a meter reader in some woods near the parents’ home in December 2008. The car’s smell has played a role in the case since the beginning. Shortly after their daughter and granddaughter disappeared, Casey’s parents, George and Cindy Anthony, got a notice from a tow lot that her car had been picked up and needed to be claimed or it would be salvaged. They picked up the car and it reeked of a foul odor. George Anthony, a former police officer, and the tow lot operator both said the car smelled like a dead body had been inside. When the Anthonys tracked down Casey at a friend’s house and she couldn’t produce Caylee, Cindy Anthony called 911 and told the operator the car smelled like death. Baez says the odor came from a bag of garbage that had been left in the trunk in the hot Florida summer. Investigators brought in Vass, who had gotten some attention in 2008 for his work using his odor detector to search for buried bodies at a California ranch where convicted murderer Charles Manson and his followers lived in the late 1960s. None were found. By DAVID AGUILAR Associated Press BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Eleven years after an Indiana University student disappeared while on a bike ride, the scene in this college town is eerily similar, with parents and volunteers frantically searching for another missing woman with no sign of what happened to her. Police say they have few leads and no suspects but believe foul play is to blame for the disappearance of 20-year-old Lauren Spierer, a petite sophomore from Greenburgh, N.Y., last seen leaving a friend’s apartment early Friday after a night out. “When somebody at 4:30 in the morning — no shoes and has earlier been drinking — goes out and just disappears off a street corner, we feel like there certainly could be foul play involved,” Bloomington police Lt. Bill Parker said during a news conference Tuesday. “If she had just decided to go to a buddy’s house, we would have heard that by now.” For some on the campus of 40,000 students about 50 miles south of Indianapolis, the agony is all too familiar. Those searching for Spierer include Eric Behrman, whose daughter, Jill, was 19 when she disappeared in May 2000 while on a bike ride near Bloomington. Hunters found her skeletal remains three years later in a remote field about 15 miles from the city. John R. Myers II was charged later that year and is now serving a 65-year sentence in her death. “After a period of time — after you’ve searched, you’ve exhausted the contacts — that’s when a real feeling of fear creeps in,” Behrman said. “You realize no one knows where your child is.” Police looking for clues about Spierer used a battering ram to break into the security room and mail room at her apartment building Tuesday evening, according to WTHR-TV and WISH-

of the main fire front. While he gave no guarantees, Reinarz told residents he thought the towns were defensible as long as the wind cooperated and firefighters were able to use the lowlands to their advantage. Reinarz and his crews have the confidence of residents, some who spoke up during the public meeting to offer support. Signs of appreciation have also popped up in front of businesses and homes. For those who have been forced to leave, the American Red Cross has an evacuation center at a high school about 15 miles west in Lakeside, Ariz. The center was opened at Blue Ridge high after last week’s evacuation of about 2,700 people from mountain communities, but only about 50 were there before the new evacuations Tuesday. The cost of fighting the Wallow fire has approached $8 million, and forest supervisor Christopher Knopp said it’s likely to get more expensive as more resources and personnel are used. Another major wildfire was burning in southeastern Arizona, threatening two communities. The 166-square-mile Horseshow Two fire has devoured three summer cabins and four outbuildings since it started May 8. Arizona’s largest blaze came in 2002 when flames blackened more than 732 square miles and destroyed 491 homes west of the Wallow fire. A fire in 2005 burned about 387 square miles in the Phoenix suburb of Cave Creek and consumed 11 homes.

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apartment complex issued a statement indicating police were after computer hard drives and no one was available to let officers into the locked area. Spierer’s parents, Robert and Charlene, and volunteers plan to resume what have become daily searches today in hopes of finding their daughter. “We are continuing in earnest every day to search for her,” a visibly exhausted Robert Spierer told reporters as his wife, Charlene, wiped tears away. “We’re not going to give up.” Bloomington resident Dawn Adams, whose son, Wade Steffey, went missing at Purdue University in 2007, was among those helping look for Lauren Spierer. She said health problems prevented her from searching for her son, whose body was found two months later in a high-voltage utility room on campus, where he’d been fatally shocked. “It’s important to be here to search for Lauren and support her parents,” said Adams, a Bloomington resident. “I hope we find her. It’s really important to look.” Parker said Spierer went to a sports bar near her apartment with friends Thursday night, then went to a friend’s apartment before leaving around 4:30 a.m. Friday. Her friend watched Spierer walk to a corner near his apartment, but no one has seen her since. Investigators have Spierer’s purse and some keys, which were found along the route to her friend’s apartment. But Parker said they aren’t sure whether Spierer left them on her way to or from her friend’s home. She left her cellphone and shoes in the bar. Authorities directing volunteers have told them to look for clues — a stray piece of clothing left on the ground or anything that raises suspicion. Fliers with Spierer’s photograph and a physical description of her are posted around Bloomington and on the Indiana University campus.

Minority youth are media gluttons

CHICAGO — Minority youth spend more than half their day consuming media content, a rate that’s 4.5 hours greater than their white counterparts, according to a Northwestern University report released Wednesday. Television remains king among all youth, but among minorities who spend 13 hours per day consuming media of various types, electronic gadgets such as cell phones and iPods increasingly are the way such content gets delivered, the report found. “Children, Media and Race: Media Use Among White, Black, Hispanic and Asian American Children” was touted by researchers as the first national study to focus exclusively on children’s media use by race and ethnicity. Minority youth media consumption rates outpace their white counterparts by two hours when it comes to TV and video viewership, approximately an hour for music, up to 1.5 hours for computer use, and 30 to 40 minutes for playing video games. Young people in all groups read for pleasure 30 to 40 minutes a day, the only medium that no difference was found between minority and white youth. Other findings include: — Minority youth spend 3 hours and 7 minutes per day using mobile devices to watch TV and videos, play games and listen to music. That’s about 1.5 hours more each day than white youth. — Traditional TV viewing remains most popular. Black and Hispanic youth consume more than three hours daily; whites and Asians more than two hours. — Access to TiVo, DVDs, and mobile and online viewing increase television consumption to 5 hours and 54 minutes for black youth, 5 hours and 21 minutes for Hispanics, 4 hours and 41 minutes for Asians, and 3 hours and 36 minutes for whites. — Black and Hispanic youth are more likely to have TV sets in their bedrooms (84 percent of blacks, 77 percent of Hispanics compared to 64 percent of whites and Asians), and to have cable and premium channels available in their bedrooms (42 percent of blacks and 28 percent of Hispanics compared to 17 percent of whites and 14% of Asians). — 78 percent of black youth, 67 percent of Hispanic, 58 percent of white and 55 percent of Asian 8- to 18-year-olds say the TV is “usually” on during home meals. — Black children under 6 are twice as likely to have a TV in their bedroom as whites, and more than twice as likely to go to sleep with the TV on.

Economic stress at 2-year low

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — More than 100 supporters greeted the USS Carl Vinson as it returned from a deployment that became historic last month when the aircraft carrier picked up a team of Navy SEALs carrying the body of Osama bin Laden and buried the terror leader at sea. The ship arrived in Hawaii on Tuesday, making its first stop on U.S. soil since its six-month deployment to waters in and around the Middle East and the Western Pacific. The Vinson is making a three-day stop in Pearl Harbor before heading home to San Diego — where it is expected to be met with a much larger greeting. There had not been much fanfare preceding the ship’s arrival. The media was alerted only a day before the Vinson pulled into port. And Navy officials advised reporters that senior officers wouldn’t talk much about bin Laden or disclose new details of the burial. The Vinson was in the North Arabian Sea in early May when it received a Navy SEAL team carrying the body of the mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Pentagon officials speaking about the burial have said that bin Laden’s body was placed in a weighted bag on the carrier and that an officer made religious remarks before the remains were put on a board and tipped into the sea. Most sailors were reluctant to talk about the ship’s connection to the world’s most wanted terrorist. But others expressed appreciation for the role their deployment played in U.S. history. Associated Press The nation’s economic stress fell to a two-year low in April, thanks to the strongest private-sector hiring in five years and a dip in bankruptcy filings, according to The Associated Press’ monthly analysis. The improved picture for jobs and bankruptcy filings offset a slight rise in foreclosures. The easing of stress was felt most in Midwestern and midAtlantic states. But conditions brightened throughout the country: More than 90 percent of the nation’s 3,141 counties were better off in April than in March. Counties with heavy concentrations of workers in farming, retail and tourism benefited in particular. By contrast, counties with many workers in education and mining suffered the sharpest increases in stress. The AP’s Stress index calculates a score from 1 to 100 based on unemployment, foreclosure and bankruptcy rates. A higher score signifies more economic stress. Under a rough rule of thumb, a county is considered stressed when its score exceeds 11. By that standard, about a quarter of the counties were stressed in April, down from about a third in March. The average county’s Stress score was 9.8, the lowest since April 2009’s score of 9.7. It was 10.5 in March and 11 in February. A year earlier, it was 10.5. Nevada had the highest level of stress in April with a score of 19.36. Next were California (15.57), Florida (14.17), Arizona (13.78) and Georgia (13.38). As it’s been since the recession began in 2007, North Dakota was the least-stressed state, with a score of 3.88. It was followed by Nebraska (5.27), South Dakota (5.58), New Hampshire (6.38) and Vermont (6.39). The nation’s stress may have headed back up in May. A range of economic data showed the economy slowing last month, in part because of high gas prices. Consumers who have had to pay more for gas have had less money to spend on other goods and services — from furniture and appliances to restaurants and vacations.

ST. LOUIS — When the Missouri River leaped out of its banks in 1993, the floodwaters were merciless, damaging nearly every levee along the swollen channel in its namesake state and inundating thousands of homes, farms and businesses. But the disaster also prompted a massive effort to rebuild floodwalls and relocate houses to higher ground. Now that the river is rising again, many communities in its path hope those improvements will pay off, either by holding back the waters or at least minimizing the damage to property and livelihoods. And if the water stays high for weeks, it will present one of the greatest tests of any levee — whether it can sustain pressure from a prolonged flood without crumbling, collapsing or allowing significant leaks. The flood of 2011 is projected to last for weeks — if not months — as the Army Corps of Engineers releases records amounts of water from its upstream dams due to heavy rains in the West and Upper Midwest and higher-than-usual amounts of melting snow. Some downstream levees already are in jeopardy. Breaches along an earthen levee just south of the Iowa-Missouri border have sent officials scrambling to erect a secondary floodwall to protect the homes of roughly 1,100 people in Hamburg, Iowa. Officials at the Army Corps’ Kansas City district — which inspects more than 1,000 miles of levees along the Missouri and its tributaries in Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska — hope the levee troubles near Hamburg are the exception, not a predictor of problems to come downstream. When floodwaters butted up against levees in 1993, Kneuvean said, “almost all of them were damaged, and because of that, almost all of them were rebuilt. There was a lot of effort and a lot of money put into them.”

Answers to Tuesday’s questions: Aside from the female representations of Justice and Liberty, only four women have appeared on U.S. circulating currency: Martha Washington, Pocahontas, Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea. The University of Michigan premiered the collegiate T-shirt in the 1920s. Today’s questions: How much of a feline’s lifetime is spent sleeping? What U.S. President used to go skinny-dipping every morning in the Potomac River? Answers in Thursday’s Herald. Today’s words: Draconian: inhumanly severe Shriver: confessor Today’s joke: One day the first grade teacher was reading the story of Chicken Little to her class. She came to the part of the story where Chicken Little tried to warn the farmer. She read, “.... and so Chicken Little went up to the farmer and said, “The sky is falling, the sky is falling!” The teacher paused then asked the class, “And what do you think that farmer said?” One little girl raised her hand and said, “I think he said: ‘Holy Mackerel! A talking chicken!’” The teacher was unable to teach for the next 10 minutes.

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