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remember the aftermath of Palm Sunday 1965. That was one of the biggest tornado VAN WERT — Dorothy outbreaks in the U.S. with and Toto left Kansas in a F4s and F5s coming through whirlwind in 1939. Nearly the area. I was 6 years old and 30 years later, I remember my Hollywood’s dad driving me depiction met through the path with reality to of the storm in inspire a kindersouthern Van gartner in a way Wert County and that now benefits over into Adams tens of thousands County and the — quite possiBerne area. I saw The Delphos Kiwanis the devastation Club is now accepting dona- bly saving their lives. and I saw how tions to support the Fourth Rick McCoy, powerful nature of July fireworks show set 51, is this counis and that piqued for 10 p.m. on July 4. ty’s Emergency my interest. So, Donations can be mailed Management that got me going to Kiwanis Fireworks Director. Prior and just before I Fund, P.O. Box 173, McCoy to merging into the was 10, I saw a funDelphos OH 45833. position from law nel cloud. The interenforcement, McCoy fol- est has always been there,” lowed his passion for meteo- he said. rology by obtaining a degree When McCoy was in law from Mississippi State enforcement, he frequently University. As a weather spe- found himself out spotting cialist, McCoy is privy to and taking spotting classes. The City of Delphos is now complex data produced by When the EMA director the National Weather Service position became available in taking registrations for July and the National Oceanic and 1990, he applied and got it. In 4 Men’s Softball Tourney, Entry is $150 per team for the Atmospheric Administration. the same season, he worked double-elimination tournament. He monitors weather patterns as a part-time weather foreon a daily basis to compile caster with the CBS affiliate Prizes for first and poshis own forecasts. He has in Fort Wayne but ceased sibly second place depend placed approximately 500 the activity after five years on the amount of teams. weather radios in offices due to scheduling conflicts. Contact the recreation and other places throughout Nonetheless, he continued to director at 419-234-6614 the county and offers severe hone his forecasting skills. or the parks department at weather statements on short“I’ve had the privilege of 419-235-4634 to register. wave radio and Facebook. chasing in Oklahoma with Games to be played on His efforts have been instru- some of the weather service July 4. If needed, first-round mental to county residents, people at the Storm Prediction games will start Sunday. especially when twisters tore Center in Norman. I went through in 2002. However, down there for a week and the impact of his work today studied on their equipment — traces back to Hollywood and the aspects of Doppler radar time spent with his father and other technology used St. John’s hosting soccer after another serious storm. today,” he said. “I’ve been interested in McCoy’s meteorologicamp The St. John’s girls soccer the weather since I was a cal expertise has made him little kid; the Wizard of Oz program will host a soccer See MCCOY, page 2A was fascinating to me and I camp — on behalf of the Delphos Soccer Association — July 16-17 at the St. John’s Annex soccer fields. The ages and times are as follows: 5 to 10-yearolds, 9-11 a.m.; 11 years and up, 1-3 p.m. The cost is $25 per person, which includes a camp T-shirt. Registration will be 9-10 a.m. Saturday and July 9 at the Annex. Kristy Hasenkamp will be the camp director, so if there are any questions, interested players can call her at (567) 204-2745 or e-mail her at siefk30@yahoo. com. Make checks payable to Lady Jays Soccer.

McCoy’s passion for weather springs from childhood

Club accepting donations for fireworks

City taking July 4 tourney registration

The sister duo Harmony got assistance from two young girls from the audience during the Rotary Club’s Music in the Park series Sunday evening. Jodi and Dale Ann Burden, outside left and right, sing while Marissa Wieging, 7, left center, and Taylor Guth, 8, dance and clap. Below: The crowd claps along with Harmony. The next concert will feature Gordon Mote at 6 p.m. on July 10. Food and refreshments will be available at 5:30 p.m. Concerts are held in the Hanser Pavilion in Stadium Park.

Harmony duo rocks Hanser Pavilion

Nancy Spencer photos


North Dakota flooding

As water ebbs in Minot, thoughts turn to recovery
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Gus and Jane Krueger spent part of their 58th wedding anniversary in a McDonald’s restaurant, sipping chocolate milkshakes as a government agent provided a crash course in applying for assistance to salvage their flood-ravaged house. Like most of the thousands of homeowners in sections of Minot overrun by the Souris River, the Kruegers carried no flood insurance and acknowledged feeling lost as they pondered what to do next. Still, they were determined to rebuild and carry on. “It’s our home,” Jane Krueger, 76, said Sunday while waiting to meet with the Federal Emergency Management Agency official. “It’s where we belong.” As the river hit its recordshattering peak and began a slow retreat, residents looked ahead to an arduous rebuilding job while continuing to deal with short-term obstacles such as sharing the homes of friends and relatives, traffic tie-ups and an advisory to boil drinking water. “We know that we have a tremendous recovery effort coming, and even as we talk about how to beat this water back over the next few days, we have already started talking about how the recovery will be managed and organized,” Gov. Jack Dalrymple said. Just 375 of the 4,000 homes in flooded areas were insured for floods, FEMA spokesman John Ashton said. Many owners said they had been led to believe it was unnecessary after a 1969 flood led to construction of levees and straightening of the river chan-

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Mike Ford photos


Spencerville’s annual summer festival was celebrated this weekend. The street carnival featured rides for children, fair food, corn hole tournament, fireworks, a parade and more. Below: The festival includes a car show; cars lined the east side of the street just south of downtown Spencerville.


nel. Mike and Jodi Picard checked with neighbors when moving into their house less than two years ago and found that just one had flood insurance. The river was a quartermile away, and the prevailing opinion was that their subdivision was no longer in the floodplain. “Now you really kick yourself for not having it,” said Jodi Picard, 44. The couple stood on a bridge overlooking the swollen river, straining for a glimpse of their house in a distant culde-sac. It appeared water was knee-deep on the main floor. They were staying with relatives in the area but insisted their departure was temporary. After the water recedes, they’ll pump the basement dry, tear out drywall and insulation and make needed repairs. The Souris topped out Sunday nearly 2 feet below projections heading into the weekend, and it appeared damage might not extend beyond the homes and businesses that took on water Friday. Officials warned against overconfidence until the river fell enough to take the pressure off levees. The National Weather Service projected the river would decline 2 feet by midweek. State lawmakers probably will consider offering flood relief during a special session this fall. North Dakota has $386 million in a rainyday fund, and $136 million in a school-aid fund could be diverted to the many communities touched by floodwaters this year. Both are fattened by revenues from an oil boom that generates $1 billion a year in tax money and has provided a shield during the recession.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Elida man charged with lane violation

Improper lane change results in crash

An Elida man was ticketed for a marked lane violation following a two-vehicle crash reported at 12:05 a.m. Saturday. Seth Black, 19, of Elida, was traveling eastbound on West Fifth Street in the inside lane and attempted to turn right into a parking lot, striking a vehicle also eastbound in the outside lane driven by Mark Hummer, 53, of Delphos. No one was injured. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage.

Police pick up two driving under suspension Delphos man Two people were stopped and cited by Delphos police faces domestic over the weekend for driving while having their privileges violence charge
suspended. At 2:06 p.m. on Friday while on routine patrol, Delphos police came into contact with Vanessa Wallen, 24, of Middle Point, at which time it was found that Wallen was operating a motor vehicle while having her driving privileges suspended. As a result, Wallen was cited into Van Wert Municipal Court on the charge. At 6:55 p.m. on Saturday, Police came into contact with Douglas Hale, 45, of Delphos, at which time it was found that Hale was operating a motor vehicle while having his driving privileges suspended. As a result Hale was cited into Lima Municipal Court on the charge.

An Ottawa man was ticketed for improper lane change following a two-vehicle crash reported at 7:38 p.m. Sunday. Allen Theisen, 40, of Ottawa, was westbound on East Second Street and entering the left-hand turn lane when he changed his mind and attempted to return to the westbound lane, striking a vehicle driven by Tonya Sheets, 33, of Convoy. The Theisen vehicle forced the Sheets vehicle off the roadway, damaging the front left tire, bumper and headlight. The Theisen vehicle sustained damage to the front right fender. No one was injured.

A Delphos woman was cited for improper backing following a two-vehicle crash reported at 7:28 p.m. Sunday. Susan McMahon, 60, of Delphos, was backing from a driveway at 1028 N. Main St. when her vehicle struck a parked one owned by Richard Wieging of Madison, Ind. Both vehicles sustained light damage.

Delphos woman cited following backing accident

For The Record McCoy

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Kenneth Osting


At 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Delphos police were called to the 300 block of North Jefferson Street in reference to a domestic violence complaint. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim stated that she was physically harmed by a family or household member. After investigating the complaint, officers found probable cause to arrest Larry Brown, 37, of Delphos, on charges of domestic violence. As a result, Brown was transported to the Van Wert CLEVELAND (AP) — County Jail and will appear in These Ohio lotteries were Van Wert Municipal Court on drawn Sunday: the charge. Mega Millions Estimated jackpot: $88 “Status quo, you know, that million is Latin for ‘the mess we’re Pick 3 Evening in.’” -- Ronald Reagan 8-5-9 Pick 4 Evening 4-4-6-7 In Loving Memory Powerball Estimated jackpot: $76 LAURA MAE WARNECKE Nov. 4, 1951-June 24, 2006 million In the last 5 years, we have thought of you Rolling Cash 5 yesterday, today and the days to follow. 02-07-14-22-29 We think of you in silence and we often say Estimated jackpot: your name... “Lorda Mae” and all we have now are memories and pictures in a frame. $110,000 Mother, Grandma, aunt and sister your Ten OH Evening memory is a forever keepsake in our hearts. 03-04-05-06-08-12-14-18We all love and miss you! 22-29-34-37-39-40-41-46-54Missy, Shannon, Nicole, Cheyenne, Justin 67-70-74

Delphos Fire and Rescue responded to the report of smoke coming from a garage in the 400 block of Grant Street at 8:01 a.m. Sunday. Firefighters extinguished a small blaze in a structure behind the garage at the Bernard Bellmann residence at 438 Grant Street. There were no injuries and no damage report was available at press time. Twenty-five firefighters and EMS personnel were on site with three pieces of equipment, including an ambulance. Firefighters were back on station at 10:46 a.m.

Firefighters put out small blaze behind garage


a very unique EMA director. Not only is he immensely valued in the Tri-county, but around the nation. “My storm-ready program that I’ve developed here includes siren activation anytime there is a watch. Most EMA programs don’t do that, it’s run through 911 dispatch but dispatchers are overwhelmed during storm events and this becomes a problem. I activate any time there’s a watch and I track the storm across Indiana and make determinations on what I think is going to happen and when we need to get spotters out,” he said. “Since the 2002 tornado in Van Wert County, the weather service has used my program as the textbook on how things should happen during a similar event because everything went like a textbook that day. So, they’ve used my storm-ready brochures across the country and have sent me to numerous conferences across the nation — both the weather service and the EMA — to speak about my program and help others tailor it to their needs.” McCoy remains connected with both bureaus to get upto-the-minute information to formulate his forecasts. “I have a direct feed from NOAA’s Emergency Managers Weather Information Network that give me every piece of information the weather service generates from every office in the nation. It’s an immense amount of data, so I can look at everything they produce across the U.S. They generate all kinds of models to track fronts, lowpressure systems and other things as they come together,” he said. “I also get a lot of information from the Storm Prediction Center. So, I monitor all of that and the conversations that take place throughout the week — I can know 2-4 days out when a storm is coming. I can pick a storm apart and get a feel for what’s going on; I can pinpoint where and when things are going to happen so I can be ready ahead of time.”

Kenneth Osting died Sunday at the Cleveland Clinic. Arrangements are incomplete at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian burial begins at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

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High temperature Sunday in Delphos was 82 degrees, low was 60. High a year ago today was 90, low was 72. Record high for today is 99, set in 1944. Record low is 44, set in 1926. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press TONIGHT: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight. Chance of rain 70 percent. TUESDAY: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Highs in the lower 80s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. TUESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Cooler. Lows in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. EXTENDED FORECAST WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Northwest winds around 10 mph. WEDNESDAY NIGHT, THURSDAY: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the lower 80s. THURSDAY NIGHT, FRIDAY: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs around 90.

ST. RITA’S A girl was born June 24 to Aaron and Melissa Jones of Delphos. A boy was born June 24 to Brandon and Ashley Siefker of Fort Jennings. A girl was born June 26 to Josh and Sarah Grogg of Delphos. A girl was born June 26 to Kyle and Amber Haskins of Delphos. Corn: Wheat: Beans:


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COLUMBUS (AP) — An Ohio legislative committee that will deal with the state budget bill is scheduled to meet after canceling planned weekend meetings as lawmakers worked toward a compromise. The budget conference committee was scheduled to meet today after canceling sessions on Saturday and Sunday. The Republicancontrolled House and Senate have until Thursday to get the massive budget bill approved and signed by GOP Gov. John Kasich. Leaders of the two chambers have been trying to work out differences between their versions of the nearly $56 billion blueprint for spending for the two years beginning July 1. They’ve been discussion dozens of changes, including expanding the rights of charter schools, pumping more tax dently Owned and Operated” money into nursing homes, and linking teachers’ pay more closely to performance evaluations.

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Public workers seeking retirement hit records
COLUMBUS (AP) — Several retirement systems for public workers in Ohio are seeing a spike in retirement applications as experienced employees seek to leave amid a political climate that many of them view as unfavorable, with state officials working to limit employees’ collective bargaining rights and make pension changes. Three of Ohio’s retirement systems for government employees and other public workers, including the two largest, have set records for retirement applications, The Columbus Dispatch reported Sunday. The totals increased 10 percent in the past year for teachers, 24 percent for other school workers, 50 percent for the State Highway patrol and 35 percent for workers in the Public Employees Retirement System. Officials at some of the systems note that the cause isn’t clear, but some say there are obvious factors. “We do not record why people decide to retire, but it seems to be a perfect storm of (aging) baby boomers and anxiety around pension reform and other state budget-related changes,” Tim Barbour, senior communication coordinator for the School Employees Retirement System of Ohio, told the newspaper. Some workers feel pressured because the Republicanled Legislature and first-term Gov. John Kasich passed a law that bans public employee strikes and restricts collective bargaining rights for more than 350,000 teachers, police officers, state employees and others. “They are afraid not to retire,” said Jim Spillman, a corrections officer at Marion Correctional Institute who, at 55, has worked in the prison system for 34 years but plans to leave. “Not that they are ready to retire — they are able — but they are afraid of what they may lose.” That was true for Janet Wilson, a Columbus special education teacher who retired last month. “I love the kids and I love my job, but I want to retire with a decent living,” said Wilson, 56. “There are a lot of people feeling the same way. I’ve had a lot of teachers say to me that if they could retire, they would because they feel the times are uncertain.” The departures don’t appear to be as common


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Dog may help wounded soldier cope with PTSD
By JESSICA WEHRMAN The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS (AP) — A blast from a suicide bomber on a motorcycle in Afghanistan gave Joshua Endicott injuries from his head to toes. Doctors and the medical staff at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington worked to heal most of those wounds. But 10 months after Endicott, 20, of Columbus, was hit and ultimately evacuated from Afghanistan, the emotional scars remain. Endicott, like many coming back from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, lives now with post-traumatic stress disorder. Previously outgoing and carefree, the Purple Heart recipient now says he’s constantly “stressed out” and always alert. Once an avid runner and swimmer, he now can do neither because of his injuries. “I don’t feel safe, ever,” he said. For the first few months of his recovery, Endicott was assigned what the military calls a “non-medical assistant” — in this case, his brother-inlaw, Jack Brock, who stayed with him as he navigated the recovery process. But in late May, Brock had to go home. Endicott was alone. But he has an idea of what might help him. He’d seen dogs aiding other injured veterans and had read about dogs helping victims of PTSD. Alone in Washington, he believes a companion dog might be what he needs. While a number of initiatives use dogs to help service members, there is no current process to provide a dog to an individual soldier with PTSD, said Lt. Cmdr. Kathleen Watkins, deputy director for family programs in the behavioral-health division of the Office of the Surgeon General for the Army. The Army is developing a policy regarding service animals and is involved in an overarching Defense Department policy on use of dogs, she said. “In the course of treatment, health care providers may on occasion facilitate contact between a service-dog non-governmental organization and a soldier in need of a dog.” Among those organizations is Puppies Behind Bars, which began in 1997 as an organization that uses prisoners to train service dogs. In 2006, the organization began training dogs for service members. So far, they’ve trained 34 dogs for veterans. The organization also has trained guide dogs and dogs that sniff out explosives. Founder Gloria Gilbert

TOLEDO (AP) — Two come from northwest Ohio of Ohio’s largest cities have aren’t good people,” he told among firefighters and police decided not to label dogs as the newspaper. “In today’s officers, but that could change dangerous simply because day and age to really deterif the collective bargaining they’re a certain type of mine and know what a breed bill remains law, said William canine, and a proposal being is (is) virtually impossible “Independently Owned by Operated” Estabrook, executive director consideredandOhio lawmak- with all of the cross-breeding of the Ohio Police & Fire ers would make a similar that goes on.” He said he closely folPension Fund. Opponents of change to state law. Proponents of the changes lowed the changes in Toledo that measure have been collecting petition signatures to say some types, such as those and admired them. “Too often you get counget the issue on the ballot and known under the general term let voters decide whether to “pit bulls,” have been mis- cil people who will try to represented and it’s wrong to make policies based on fear keep the law. “If it does not get over- them single out, but support- or peer pressure that they’re turned, my prediction is we ers of existing regulations that hearing from the community,” will have a rush to the door,” do just that say it’s better to be he said. Estabrook told the Dispatch. overly cautious. But some supporters of Such a rush, he said, could The city council in Cleveland existing rules argue those conhurt communities that might has decided to change its cerns can help protect people. lose multiple veteran emer- vicious dog rules so the animals “I favor what works to save gency responders who are are classified by their behavior, lives and pay medical bills deeply familiar with the peo- not because they’re a specific for victims,” said Olmsted ple and places among which breed or type of dog, The Blade Township resident Carol they work. in Toledo reported Sunday. Miller, who was attacked by Other public agencies also Owners of dogs that attempt to a dog deemed a pit bull at a may share concerns about the or succeed in harming a person Cleveland-area park in 2007. loss of institutional knowl- or another pet are required to “Law in Ohio has done this.” edge with a large exodus of follow strict regulations on how State law currently defines veteran workers. the dog is kept and how much a vicious dog as one that hurts “Any employer would be liability insurance they must or kills another person, kills worried about brain drain,” have. another dog or is among those said Karen Carraher, interim The changes mirror rules commonly known as pit bulls. executive director of PERS. outlined in Toledo when it It requires owners of such dogs Republican state Rep. Kirk revamped its dog regulations to confine them in some way Schuring of Canton, who last fall. while at home and restrain or leads a panel developing penCleveland Councilman muzzle them while they’re off sion changes, said he hopes Matt Zone, who pushed for the owner’s premises. workers don’t use misinfor- the changes there, took his Lawmakers are considermation or unfinished propos- stance on the issue after rescu- ing a bill, primarily sponsored als to make career decisions. ing a pit bull puppy that was by Toledo-area Republican hit by a truck three years ago. Rep. Barbara Sears, that The dog, Gordon, has become would remove the pit bull a sweet, gentle member of his language from state law. It family, he said. also would redefine how dogs “It just seemed fundamen- are classified as dangerous or tally wrong to say that a cer- vicious and would change the tain breed is bad. That’s like requirements for keeping such me saying that all people that a dog. Stoga said the organization’s “Independently Owned and Operated” dogs are trained in 90 commands, including turning lights • Bathtubs off and on, opening and closing • Bathtub a refrigerator and retrieving a Liners bottle of water. But the organization made up five commands • Shower specifically for veterans with Bases & PTSD or traumatic brain injury Liners to help them in public. “They’re petrified to leave • Wall “Independently Owned and Operated” their homes,” she said of the vet Surrounds erans. “They’re scared there’s 419-227-3882 • Exclusive a sniper in the mall; they’re scared that bag on the sidewalk Tile is an IED; they’re scared to Patterns drive because the car that comes • Full up behind them could be an Remodel insurgent.
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Monday, June 27, 2011

“The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything — or nothing.” — Viscountess Nancy Astor, American-born British politician (1879-1964)

Obama gave commanders leeway on Afghan pullout
AP National Security Writer


DEAR EDITOR: GREED The greed of the oil industry knows no limits. It is terrible that when the economy is showing a little life and some jobs are starting to appear the oil industry stick out its hand and takes the little extra income we have to fill their pockets. Money that could pay bills, take vacations or just make life a little easier. I wish when the government reviews the large profits from the CEOs of the oil industry, they would ask some real questions. “Why have the oil companies closed more than half of the refineries since the 1970s?” Or “Why aren’t the current refineries at max production to increase supply and lower costs?” Or “Why are they closing more refineries and importing finished products from other countries?” In my opinion, the government should nationalize the industry for a few years; use the billions and billions of dollars in profit to pay some of the national debt; and build plants to create jobs so Americans can produce goods and back out imports. I’m sure some of you will call me a communist. So how about this idea: of the hundred closed refineries, why doesn’t the government buy them all and go into the oil business and start some TRUE competition with the oil industry? It should be a win-win. Competition should bring down the price of gas, diesel and jet fuel. Some may think this impossible, yet China has done this. A few years ago Petro China knocked Exxon out of “the richest oil company in the world” spot. Just a thought. Mike Edelbrock P.S. It would also help the government take away the tax breaks the oil industry gets. Do they really need our tax dollars when they are making billions?


Poll: Americans divided over debt crisis

One Year Ago • The Fort Jennings Envirothon team recently competed at the State Envirothon Competition at Lake Erie College in Lake County. The team from Fort Jennings placed second out of the top 18 teams at the state competition. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • Kevin Wagner and Chuck Markward would compete along with some 3,000 participants in the Ohio Special Olympics Friday through Sunday at Ohio State University, Columbus. Hope Lodge 214 Free and Accepted Masons, Delphos, is sponsoring Chuck and Kevin along with two other Allen County Olympians. • Jody Long and Drew Fields of the Elida Future Farmers of America Chapter are attending the 1986 Washington Conference Program. Highlights of the week will be visits to the offices of Sen. John Glenn and Michael Oxley. • Phil Schurger went 5-for-5 and Kirk Wannemacher 5-for6 to lead the Cubs to a 23-18 win over the Reds in T-ball play. Matt Klausing led the Reds going 4-for-5. Schurger had two double plays for the Cubs, now 2-3. The Reds are 0-5. Cub coaches are Scott Schulte, Pat McGue, Mark Mueller and Kenny Mueller. 50 Years Ago — 1961 • In weekend Little League action, the sizzling Cardinals ran their win streak to five with a 0-4 victory over the Braves, and the Reds dropped a 10-2 decision to the Pirates after routing the Braves, 26-5. Randy Rinehart fired a three-hitter for the Cards in their game with the Braves Saturday. Jim Morris was on the mound for the Pirates in their game with the Reds and held them to five singles. • Four members of Trinity Methodist Church’s Women’s Society of Christian Service are attending the Delaware School of Missions being held at Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, this week. Mrs. Paul Rozelle has entered the class on The Christian and Responsible Citizenship; Mrs. John Hittle the class on Christian Missions in Latin American Countries; Mrs. Don Yocum will be studying The Meaning of Suffering; and Mrs. Howard Sadler will be studying Churches for New Times. • Otto J. Birkmeier, 69, prominent and highly respected former Delphos business man and civic leader, died June 24 at his cottage near Cedarville, Michigan. For many years Birkmeier was associated with his father and brother in the company, then known as the J. G. Birkmeier and Sons Monument Works. He was a former director of The Commercial Bank and of the New Delphos Manufactring Company. 75 Years Ago — 1936 • A meeting of the board of directors of the Delphos Civic Club was held Friday morning. Henry J. Lange, formerly vice president of the club, was named as president at this time to fill the vacancy caused by the death of L. C. Laudick. O. G. Weger was named as vice president. • The first night of the Methodist lawn festival was a huge success. Large numbers of people were in attendance at the chicken dinner prepared by the Daughters of Ruth and the Ladies Aid of the church. A concert by the Eagles Band, under the direction of W. G. Point, was enjoyed by many on the lawn. Awards were given out and an old-fashioned auction was held. • The Walter L. Main Circus is to appear in this city July 17. A field at West Second and State streets has been rented for that day and the circus will appear there. It is a three-ring show and carries a menagerie and trained animals. It will feature equestrian acts and trapeze work.


WASHINGTON (AP) — It might be time for another midnight ride by Paul Revere, this time warning “the creditors are coming.” Americans seem not to have awakened to the fastlooming debt crisis that could summon a new recession, imperil their stock market investments and shatter faith in the world’s most powerful economy. Those are among the implications, both sudden and long-lasting, expected to unfold if the U.S. defaults on debt payments for the first time in history. Facing an August deadline for raising the country’s borrowing limit or setting loose the consequences, politicians and economists are plenty alarmed. The people? Apparently not so much. They’re divided on whether to raise the limit, according to Associated Press-GfK poll that found 41 percent opposed to the idea and 38 percent in favor. People aren’t exactly blase. A narrow majority in the poll expects an economic crisis to ensue if the U.S., maxed out on its borrowing capacity, starts missing interest payments to creditors. But even among that group, 37 percent say no dice to raising the limit. In Washington’s humid air, talk of a financial apocalypse is thick. There are warnings of “credit markets in a state of panic,” as the House Budget Committee chairman, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., put it, causing a sudden drop-off in the country’s ability to borrow and pushing the government off a “credit cliff.” He was characterizing a report by the government’s nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office that warns of a “sudden fiscal crisis” in which investors might abandon U.S. bonds and force the government to pay steep interest rates and impose spending cuts and tax increases far more Draconian than if default were avoided. The dire warnings appear to be falling on unconvinced ears, at least so far. Call it doomsday fatigue. In recent times, Americans heard that things were going to go haywire with the turn of the millennium, and they didn’t. They were primed for postSept. 11 terrorist plots that did not unfold. They’ve seen Congress, a lumbering body that gets fleet of foot at the last minute, come to the brink time after time, only to pull something out of its hat. Recently, a partial government shutdown was averted in that manner. To Robin Knight, 50-yearold teacher from Gilbert, Ariz., who’s trying to stay informed on the debt crisis, Washington’s tendency to cry wolf and stage histrionics on issues of the day isn’t helping. “It should be very easy to understand,” she said, “but I think there are so many skewed views and time given to people screaming that it can be hard to follow.” As during the lead-up to the government shutdown that didn’t happen, tortured negotiations are under way. Republican leaders are insisting on huge spending cuts as a condition for raising the debt limit. This position finds solid support from Republicans in the poll and backing from a plurality of independents.

WASHINGTON — In promising a U.S. military pullout from Afghanistan will begin in July, President Barack Obama is permitting his commanders to decide critical details, including the number of troops to depart first and whether any of those will be combat forces, administration and military officials said Sunday. Providing that leeway is important to Army Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. It allows him to pace this year’s phase of the withdrawal in a way that preserves combat power through the end of the traditional fighting season in October or November. Obama said in a national address Wednesday that he was ordering 10,000 troops home by year’s end; as many as 23,000 more are to leave by September 2012. The 33,000 total is the number that Obama sent as reinforcements in December 2009 as part of an effort to reverse the Taliban’s momentum and hasten an eventual political settlement of the conflict. The U.S. and its allies plan a full combat withdrawal by the end of 2014. “Starting next month, we will be able to remove 10,000 of our troops from

Intelligence shift shows change in war
By KIMBERLY DOZIER AP Intelligence Writer WASHINGTON — Military intelligence officers were scrambling a year ago to collect and analyze the social, economic and tribal ins and outs of each valley and hamlet in Afghanistan. This information wasn’t the kind of secret or covert material many military intelligence specialists were used to. But it was seen as crucial to helping commanders tell the good guys from the bad, learn what Afghans really needed from their government and undermine the Taliban-led insurgency by winning hearts and minds over time. Since last fall, top intelligence leaders in Afghanistan shifted their focus back to targeting the enemy in the more traditional way, by mapping their networks and analyzing what made the Taliban tick. They didn’t stop collecting the other information. But their goal now was helping tell commanders what they needed to know to kill insurgents and drive the enemy to the negotiating table. President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the By BRIAN BAKST Associated Press United States will start bringing home U.S. troops next month. His announcement is part of a gradual scaling back of American operations and ambitions in Afghanistan that’s expected to emphasize raids over governance, making tracking Afghan culture and bolstering the government less important, three current officials in Afghanistan said. The White House has been frustrated by Afghanistan’s corruption and President Hamid Karzai government’s inability to provide competent officials to serve far-flung provinces. That has helped shrink U.S. goals, and the new bottom line is a government strong enough to prevent terrorists’ safe havens from returning. Targeting insurgent leaders and their support networks is seen as an important part of the U.S. exit strategy. The thinking is that Taliban leaders will be more ready for a deal if they feel threatened personally. The U.S. has confirmed preliminary outreach to the Taliban, but Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said last week that fruitful talks probably are a long way off. don’t have anything personal about our president. But he’s just wrong. But his policy prescriptions have been wrong.” The nothing-personal message was a departure from her 2008 comments questioning whether Obama had “antiAmerican” views. She has said she wishes she framed her criticism differently. Bachmann, a tea party favorite, planned to kick off her campaign today in Waterloo where she has been greeted with a new poll predicting she’ll be a force in the state that opens the GOP nomination context. The Iowa Poll released Saturday by The Des Moines Register showed her in a statistical tie with Republican rival Mitt Romney among likely caucus-goers. The poll showed Romney with 23 percent support and Bachmann with 22 percent among those who said they were likely to vote in the nation’s first Republican nomination contest. Top five included Georgia businessman Herman Cain, at 10 percent, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, with 7 percent each. Speaking later to hundreds at a nearby ballroom, Bachmann effusively mentioned her Iowa roots. “We need more Waterloo. We need more Iowa. We need more closeness, more families, more love for each

Afghanistan by the end of this year,” Obama told the nation last week. He did not say how many would leave in July. In congressional testimony Thursday, neither Petraeus nor Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, provided details on what the July pullout would look like. Petraeus, who is leaving his post this summer, said he was returning to Kabul to work out details of how he will fulfill the order to reduce by 10,000 by year’s end and by an additional 23,000 next year. There currently are about 100,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Mullen indicated that Obama was giving commanders wide latitude to shape the withdrawal, so long as they meet the president’s broad timelines. Petraeus and his designated successor, Marine Lt. Gen. John R. Allen, “will be given the flexibility — inside these deadlines — to determine the pace of this withdrawal and the rearrangement of remaining forces inside the country,” Mullen told the House Armed Services Committee. Allen’s Senate confirmation hearing is scheduled for Tuesday. Other administration and military officials, speaking on condition of anonymity

to discuss internal deliberations, said Obama has left it to Petraeus to determine exactly how big a reduction to make in July and whether they include combat forces, so long as the drawdown reaches 10,000 by year’s end. Those officials said it was agreed that no reductions in July was not an option. Through his spokesman in Kabul, Petraeus on Sunday declined to discuss the subject of how the July phase of the withdrawal will be executed. Petraeus, in line to be CIA director, told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday that Obama chose a faster-paced troop withdrawal than Petraeus had recommended. But Petraeus said it was understandable that Obama had weighed more than strictly military factors, and that Petraeus supported the decision. Obama’s troop withdrawal plan was criticized Sunday by the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich. Rogers said he thinks the president shaped his plan mainly to fit the needs of his 2012 re-election campaign rather than the needs of commanders in Afghanistan. “Unfortunately I think this was more written by the political shop than by the Pentagon,” Rogers said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Bachmann: 2012 bid not ‘personal’ against Obama
WATERLOO, Iowa — Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann said Sunday her bid to unseat President Barack Obama shouldn’t be viewed as “anything personal” against the Democrat — he’s “just wrong” on his policies for America. In an interview with The Associated Press on the eve of her entry in the 2012 GOP presidential race, the Minnesota congresswoman said she does not foresee problems moving from frequent naysayer to the country’s proposer-in-chief. She said voters can expect her to propose an economic agenda that includes cuts to corporate taxes and phase-outs of taxes on inheritances and investment earnings. Her economic turnaround plan will also include a repeal of unspecified environmental regulations, she said. “Look, I love the environment. I love clean air, clean water. I’m a sportswoman. I love the outdoors. We will keep that. But the EPA has been an expansion department,” she told the AP from outside her girlhood home in a now-gritty Waterloo neighborhood, where she says her Democratic parents taught her lifelong sensibilities. Of Obama, she said, “I

These developments come as the man in charge of military intelligence in Afghanistan, Maj. Gen. Steve Fogarty, has shifted his focus to how the U.S. gathers social, economic and tribal data, and how troops are getting access to it. But he may now face a closing window of opportunity to bolster those programs, with the looming drawdown of manpower and resources as ordered by an administration fed up with the war’s $10 billion-a-month cost. A secret U.S. National Intelligence Estimate on Afghanistan issued in February said raids and smallscale special-operations-led stability operations were showing progress, but projects meant to bolster Afghan governance were not yet taking hold, according to the officials. They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters. That assessment was one factor in Obama’s decision to withdraw all but a small contingent of the current approximately 100,000 forces by 2015, said a senior U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive strategic discussions. other,” she told her enthusiastic crowd. The audience soaked it up. “She’s one of ‘us.’ There are too many of ‘them’ in Washington and not enough of ‘us,”’ said insurance salesman David Alderman. “I think she’s got star power. She’s a frontrunner right now.” Earlier Sunday, Bachmann had harsher words for those warning economic calamity unless Congress raises the government’s borrowing limit by an August deadline. “It isn’t true that the government would default on its debt,” Bachmann told CBS’ “Face the Nation.” She later added, “It is scare tactics.” Instead, she said the U.S. could avoid a default by paying only the interest on U.S. obligations while lawmakers work on a deal to cut spending dramatically as part of a new debt ceiling. Such an approach has been derided as unworkable by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Obama planned separate meetings today with Senate leaders as negotiations on trimming spending and raising the debt ceiling moved into a new stage. Talks among lawmakers of both parties ended last week when Democrats and Republicans reached an impasse over whether there should be any role for additional revenue in reducing the deficit.

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TODAY 7 p.m. — Ottoville village council meets at the municipal building. Marion Township Trustees meet at the township house. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos Eagles Aerie 471 meets at the Eagles Lodge. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 6 p.m. — Weight Watchers meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 211 E. Third St. 7 p.m. — Delphos Area Simply Quilters meets at the Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce, 306 N. Main St. 7:30 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. 8:30 p.m. — Elida village council meets at the town hall. WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. - noon — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 11:45 a.m. — Rotary Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 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. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club meets at the A&W Drive-In, 924 E. Fifth St. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.


The “most American thing in America” is a quote from Teddy Roosevelt describing the Chautauqua experience. “Chautauqua” is best known as a traveling tent show that brought speakers to large and small towns across the United States from the 1880s to the early-1930s. An evening under a Chautauqua tent brought a community together to hear authors, scientists, theologians, and even the occasional president, talk about their area of expertise. In the midst of the Great Depression, competition from movies and the radio made

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Harriett Tubman a tent show seem old-fashioned and they disappeared, only to reappear in Ohio in 2000, sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Council. The Allen County Historical Society and the Children’s Garden will host three workshops in conjunction with Chautauqua 2011 • The Civil War, sponsored by The Ohio State University, Lima. The workshops are set at noon July 6; 11 a.m. July 8 and 1 p.m. July 8. These workshops offer a unique opportunity to hear and interact with first-person interpreters of significant historical

figures from the Civil War period. The scholars, Debra Conner and Ilene Evans, portraying Mary Walker and Harriet Tubman, will step out of character at the end of the presentation to answer questions. These programs are free and open to the public. Wednesday, July 6, 2011 • Noon: Please, Do You Have Any News? Bring lunch and join scholar Debra Conner as Mary Walker in the Folsom Auditorium of the Allen July 8 — 11 a.m.: Healthy Living, Civil War Style (A youth workshop, recommended for children ages 8 and up.) Scholar Debra Conner portrays Mary Walker at the Allen County Children’s Garden Gazebo. July 8 — 1 p.m.: The Port Royal Experiment Listen to a presentation by Harriet Tubman portrayed by scholar Ilene Evans in the Folsom Auditorium. For more information about Chautauqua 2011 • The Civil War and all of the scheduled events, visit lima.

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Germany, France win on opening day of World Cup
By RAF CASERT The Associated Press SINSHEIM, Germany — On a great day for women’s soccer, it was a good day for Europe’s teams. The World Cup started Sunday with two stadiums overflowing with goodwill, color and the cheer of nearly 100,000 fans. There were also four goals, including one stunner. Germany, the 2-time defending champion, survived opening-game jitters to beat Canada 2-1 in Berlin and showed that the hosts will be the team to beat. France won the opener against Nigeria 1-0 in Sinsheim to leave the continental neighbors in charge of Group A. The United States begins play in the 16-team tournament Tuesday, facing North Korea in Group C in Dresden. Beyond the games themselves, the upbeat spirit of the women’s game stood out Sunday. Riding the spirit of the crowds, the atmosphere approached that of the men’s 2006 World Cup — also in Germany — even if the action rarely did. One clear exception came at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium. Canada’s Christine Sinclair, playing with a broken nose for most of the second half, highlighted the day with a stunning, perfectly curled free kick late in the game. That briefly gave Canada hope but Germany survived on grit. “The doctors told me her nose was broken but she asked me to let her play,” Canada coach Carolina Morace said. “I asked if it would be dangerous but Christine is a smart player — she knows what she can do and what she can’t do.” It was the first goal Germany had conceded in the World Cup since 2003. At the site of the men’s final five years ago, hundreds of German flags came out as Kerstin Garefrekes scored Germany’s first goal in the 10th minute and the home team support continued the rest of the evening. In the opening ceremony, a globe was revealed to have mirrors that reflected some of those in the sellout crowd of 73,680. Before the game started, waves rippled across the stadium. From Berlin’s daunting stadium, the contrast could hardly be greater nearly 400 miles south of the capital — the bucolic setting of the RheinNeckar-Arena, surrounded by wheatfields and an old hilltop castle. There was hardly an empty seat as Nigeria and France ushered in the tournament before 25,475 fans under an azure sky dotted with puffy clouds. Used to performing before hundreds instead of thousands,


Kurt Busch grabs 1st road course victory
By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press SONOMA, Calif. — It certainly seemed as if Kurt Busch’s season was in serious trouble just two months ago, when poor performances led to an intense radio tirade against his entire Penske Racing organization. What could have destroyed his race team has actually had the opposite effect. Busch’s impressive turnaround continued Sunday with a dominating run at Infineon Raceway, where he earned his first career road course win and first win of the season. “We’ve been on a great run these last few weeks,” Busch said. “To get a road course win, it’s a big check mark on my list. It’s just really neat to bring home that ‘W’.” Busch led a race-high 76 laps and beat Jeff Gordon by almost 4 seconds for his first win of the season. It’s a marked turn for Busch, who unraveled over his team radio at Richmond in early May because of how poorly his Dodge had been running. The rant led to behindthe-scenes changes at Penske Racing that have sparked both Busch and teammate Brad Keselowski, who won at Kansas earlier this month. Busch, despite three consecutive poles, was winless but inching closer and closer. It finally came on a road course, of all places. Busch was winless in 10 career starts at both Sonoma and Watkins Glen, the only two road courses on the Sprint Cup circuit. And Busch helped Keselowski finish 10th with advice and a tour of the track on Friday. “It’s a good feeling to know that the two teams are working as closely together as they ever have,” Busch said. “Knowing that Brad is definitely maturing, seeing him bust off a top 10 at a road course is great. We went around the race track, I pointed out some of the apex points, exit points, shifting points. He absorbed it like a sponge. “That’s what it takes as a veteran of the team to help the kid that’s coming up through and to have his information help us. That’s exactly what’s helped both teams get stronger.” Beating Gordon made it extra special for Busch, who was one of many drivers wrecked by Gordon here last year. It was fresh in his memory when he arrived and one of the first things Busch said was Gordon had apologized to every driver he wrecked last year but Busch. Gordon congratulated Busch in Victory Lane but added “I still didn’t apologize.” Carl Edwards, who decided Friday to skip Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Road America, finished third. He was scheduled to miss both of Saturday’s practice sessions so he could be in Wisconsin for the race. “It was very tough to watch the race from Road America but I think staying was the

players loved it as much as the fans. With the crowds behind both nations and a Nigerian brass band adding relentless rhythm, this was a stage most players had never enjoyed. France striker Marie-Laure Delie scored the first goal of the tournament in a scrappy goalmouth scramble, controlling a low cross and stabbing the ball home. Sinclair might have scored the best goal of the day but France had the performer of the day in Louisa Necib, a smooth playmaker who makes difficult passing look dead easy, much like Zinedine Zidane did in Germany half a decade ago. Germany’s start was much more workmanlike. Up 2-0 at halftime through goals by Garefrekes and Celia Okoyino Da Mbabi, the hosts squandered several easy chances to put the game away. Sinclair’s great strike ensured the match was fraught with tension until the end.

STANDINGS Delphos Minor League Team Record Dodgers 12-1 Mets 11-2 Cubs 7-6 Tigers 7-6 Pirates 6-7 Orioles 5-8 Indians 3-10 Reds 1-12 Buckeye Boys Pony League

Games Back 1 5 5 6 7 9 11 .857 .833 .833 .667 .400 .375 .333 .286 .000

Convoy 6-1 Wren 5-1 Payne 5-1 Ohio City 4-2 VW Alspach-Gearhart 2-3 Wallace Plumbing VW 3-5 Middle Point 2-4 Willshire 2-5 Van Wert Elks 0-7 Tri-County Little League Team Record Delphos Pirates 10-1 Delpha Chevy Reds 10-2 K of C Indians 9-4 VFW Cardinals 8-5 Delphos Braves 6-5 Ft. Jennings Musketeers 6-6 1st Federal Athletics 3-9 Greif Rangers 2-11 Young’s Waste Ser. Yankees 1-12 Inner County League

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Win % .909 .833 .692 .615 .545 .500 .250 .154 .077

GB 0.5 2 3 4 4.5 7.5 9 10

Home Away 5-1 5-0 4-1 6-1 4-3 5-1 3-3 5-2 2-4 4-1 3-2 3-4 1-5 2-4 1-6 1-5 1-6 0-6
Home Away

RF 97 104 83 104 86 95 66 41 78

RA Last 10 21 9-1 39 9-1 93 6-4 51 8-2 51 5-5 67 5-5 117 2-8 130 1-9 185 1-9

Streak Lost 1 Won 8 Won 1 Won 2 Won 2 Won 1 Lost 1 Lost 4 Lost 6

Sharapova reaches Wimbledon quarterfinals
By STEPHEN WILSON The Associated Press

right decision,” Edwards said. “It worked out. It was a good call.” Sunday’s race featured several on-track flare-ups, most notably Brian Vickers’ payback spin of Tony Stewart. Stewart knocked Vickers out of his way early in the race and Vickers gave it right back later. The bump sent Stewart’s car spinning into a stack of tires and the rear of his Chevrolet came to a rest on top of the stack. Stewart didn’t seem angry over the retaliation but he wasn’t apologetic, either. “I probably had it coming because I dumped him earlier, but I dumped him because he was blocking,” Stewart explained. While Stewart was calm, tempers were flaring across the rest of the garage. Juan Pablo Montoya was mad at Keselowski, Kasey Kahne was mad at Montoya, Joey Logano was mad at Robby Gordon and Denny Hamlin was mad at AJ Allmendinger.

VW Vision Cubs 12-0 1.000 Middle Point 1 Reds 10-2 .833 2 Optimist Reds 9-4 .692 3.5 VW Federal Astros 6-6 .500 6 VW Service Club Red Sox 6-6 .500 6 Lee Kinstle Pirates 4-7 .364 7.5 Middle Point 2 Gray 2-7 .222 8.5 Convoy Rockies 2-9 .182 9.5 Convoy Dodgers 1-12 .077 11.5 -----------FRIDAY’S RESULTS Tri-County Little League Ft. Jennings Musketeers 10, Greif Rangers 7 Delphos Braves 6, Delphos Pirates 0 Delpha Chevy Reds 16, 1st Federal Athletics 8 VFW Cardinals 17, Young’s Waste Service Yankees 3 SUNDAY’S RESULTS Delphos Minor League Dodgers 7, Reds 1 Mets 3, Pirates 0 Orioles 6, Cubs 5 Indians 12, Tigers 7 TODAY’S GAMES Tri-County Little League 1st Federal Athletics vs. Delphos Braves, 6 p.m. Delphos Delpha Chevy Reds vs. Greif Rangers, 6 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 3 VFW Cardinals vs. Ft. Jennings Musketeers, 6:30 p.m. Ft. Jennings K of C Indians vs. Delphos Pirates, 7:45 p.m. Delphos

Record Win %

7-0 4-1 4-2 4-3 2-2 1-4 2-4 1-5 0-6

5-0 6-1 5-2 2-3 4-4 3-3 0-3 1-4 1-6

124 138 111 67 74 45 40 37 36


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RA Last 10 Streak

10-0 Won 12 8-2 Won 4 8-2 Won 2 5-5 Lost 3 5-5 Lost 1 4-6 Won 1 2-7 Lost 1 2-8 Lost 4 1-9 Lost 9

Inner County League VW Vision Cubs vs. Middle Point 2 Gray, postponed TUESDAY’S GAMES Delphos Minor League Pirates at Cubs, 6 p.m. LL Dodgers at Tigers, 6 p.m. Dia. 4 Reds at Indians, 8 p.m. LL Mets at Orioles, 8 p.m. Dia. 4 Buckeye Boys Pony League Willshire vs. Middle Point, 6 p.m. Middle Point-Field A Van Wert Elks vs. Ohio City, 6 p.m. Ohio City-Fireman’s Field Payne vs. VW Alspach-Gearhart, 6 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 3 Inner County League Middle Point 1 Reds vs. Convoy Rockies, 6 p.m. Convoy-Field 1 Middle Point 2 Gray vs. Optimist Reds, 6 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 2 Convoy Dodgers vs. Lee Kinstle Pirates, 6 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 4 VW Federal Astros vs. VW Service Club Red Sox, 7:45 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 2

WIMBLEDON, England — Former champion Maria Sharapova reached the

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New Zealand vs. Mexico, 12:15 p.m. GROUP C GP W D L GF GA Pts United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 North Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Colombia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tuesday’s Games At Leverkusen, Germany Colombia vs. Sweden, 9 a.m. At Dresden, Germany United States vs. North Korea, 12:15 p.m. Saturday’s Games At Augsburg, Germany North Korea vs. Sweden, 8 a.m. At Sinsheim, Germany United States vs. Colombia, Noon Wednesday, July 6 At Wolfsburg, Germany Sweden vs. United States, 2:45 p.m. At Bochum, Germany North Korea vs. Colombia, 2:45 p.m. GROUP D GP W D L GF GA Pts Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Norway 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Eq. Guinea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wednesday’s Games At Augsburg, Germany Norway vs. Equatorial Guinea, 9 a.m. At Moenchengladbach, Germany Brazil vs. Australia, 12:15 p.m. Sunday’s Games At Bochum, Germany Australia vs. Equatorial Guinea, 8 a.m. At Wolfsburg, Germany Brazil vs. Norway, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 6 At Frankfurt Equatorial Guinea vs. Brazil, Noon At Leverkusen, Germany Australia vs. Norway, Noon

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Sauder gets first All-Star win at LMP speedweek event
The Delphos Herald
LIMA — There’s just something special about Ohio Sprint Speedweek at Limaland Motorsports Park. In 2010, David Gravel scored his first win with the O’Reilly Auto Parts All-Star Circuit of Champions on route to the Speedweek championship. On Friday, Archbold’s Kyle Sauder passed 4-time Speedweek champion Dale Blaney on the 10th lap and then held off a big challenge from current Speedweek point leader Tim Shaffer late in the race to score his first career 410 sprint and All Star win. “All I can say is God is awesome. That man right there... Dave Jessup (car owner)...he’s the man,” said Sauder beside his AAA, Terry Henricks Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep, Lonestar Pawnshop, Rick Comer, Eagle Chassis backed #7k. “Six years off, a year and half back and I win my first 410 race and it’s an All-Star show on can it get any better than that,” added Sauder, who now has three wins at Limaland in 2011. “We struggled the last couple of nights and we found what our problem was. That’s my line up there (against the outside wall)...I ran it last week for 30 laps and 40 laps tonight and here we are.” Shaffer, a 2-time and defending All-Star champion, made one little bobble in turn two with two laps to go that may have cost him one final shot at Sauder; however, the Aliquippa, Pennsylvania driver - known as “The Steel City Outlaw” - continued his streak throughout Speedweek of not finishing out of the top three with his second place run. Danny Holtgraver, the 2010 Lernerville Speedway champion, also came on strong at the end of the race to finish third. Blaney and Shaffer led the field to the green with Blaney assuming the lead. The caution flew after just two laps with Kevin Lee and Caleb Helms spinning on opposite ends of the track. On the restart, Blaney was able to pull away slightly from Shaffer as Holtgraver, Stevie Smith and Sauder waged a tremendous battle for third. Sauder took the third spot on lap seven and quickly closed on Shaffer. Blaney caught the rear of the field by lap nine, allowing Shaffer and Sauder to close. Sauder drove around Shaffer into the runner-up spot just as the caution flew for a Phil Gressman spin right in front of the leaders in turn four. On the restart, Sauder blasted to the top side, just inches off the concrete wall, to take the lead coming down to complete the 10th lap. Sauder began to put a little distance between himself and Blaney, who had his hands full with Shaffer, as Holtgraver was locked in a great battle with Smith, Gravel and Randy Hannagan for fourth. Jac Haudenschild spun in turn three on the 13th lap to give Sauder a clear track. He pulled away on the restart with Blaney, Shaffer, Holtgraver, Gravel, Smith and 14th-place starter Jason Johnson in pursuit. Sauder hit lapped traffic at the halfway point but masterfully picked his way through as Blaney and Shaffer continued their side-byside battle for second. Shaffer finally took second on lap 25 as Blaney began to fade, surrendering third to Holdgraver two laps later. The final caution of the event came at lap 28 when Paul May coasted to a stop in turn four. Sauder had a lapped car between himself and Shaffer on the restart and pulled away to a 7-car length advantage when the green flew. However, once clear of the lap car, Shaffer began eating away at Sauder’s lead, picking up two-tenths of a second each lap until he was right on the leader’s rear with four laps remaining. Sauder would not budge from his rimriding line as Shaffer tried to work the bottom. As Sauder took the white, Shaffer drove his machine in deep on the bottom of turns one and two, losing his momentum as Sauder ran to the checkered. Holtgraver finished a comfortable third with Gravel and Johnson rounding out the top five. Maybe the most notable outcome of the evening was veteran Cory Seeling’s first-ever feature win in the K & N UMP Modified division. The Beaverdam resident and his family have long been involved in different forms of motorsports and have served as mechanics, car owners and drivers through the years. Shortly after Sauder’s win, Seeling posted his ground-breaking win in the 20-lap Modifieds feature race. The newest hot shoe in the division has been Indiana’s Tommy Beezley, a first-time winner two weeks ago and pole-

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The Herald — 7A

The top three finishers of The O’Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek feature at Limaland Motorsports Park Friday are left to right, 2nd - Tim Shaffer; 1st - Kyle Sauder; and 3rd - Danny Holtgraver.
starter for the 20-lap Modifieds main event. Beezley took full advantage of his preferred starting grid and pulled to the early race lead. Points leader Todd Sherman used his inside row-2 starting position and dove to his usual bottom line racing while Seeling was putting the throttle down on the high side of the 1/4-mile layout. A restart after the caution on lap 5 saw Seeling and Sherman still chasing Tommy Beezley. With Sherman working the middle of the track and Seeling up high, both drivers forced Beezley to stay low and hold off Sherman while Seeling was screaming around the track using the high-line groove. By lap number 7, Seeling had stormed past Beezley and Sherman. Seleing had the top part of the track seemingly all too himself. While Seeling contented himself with the longest, yet for him, fastest way around the track, both Beezley and Sherman were dueling for the second position and if not a victory in the race, at least coveted driver points in the season-long championship chase. A final caution with five laps remaining forced Seeling to effectively hold off Sherman and Beezley for the final stretch run of the race and he was able to do so. It marked Seeling’s first win of any kind at Limaland and as he suggested in the winner’s circle, maybe his first feature win at anytime/anywhere as a driver. On Friday, it’s Firecracker Friday at LMP with the Engine Pro NRA/Sprint Invaders, the K & N UMP Modifieds and the Budweiser Thunderstocks all competing. Gates open at 5 p.m., Hot Laps at 6:30 p.m. and the full racing program will commence at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the 23rd Annual Brad Doty Classic July 13, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, are on sale now. Call the ticket hotline at 419-998-3199. Seating information, plus the latest news and information about America’s premier quarter-mile dirt track, can be found at www.limaland. com. You can also find 2011 Limaland Motorsports Park on Facebook.

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Limaland Motorsports Park O’Reilly Auto Parts Night All-Star Curcuit of Champions (41 Cars) [#]-Starting Position Qualifying - Kistler Engines: 1. 2-Dale Blaney, 11.363; 2. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 11.403; 3. 1-Stevie Smith, 11.419; 4. 5R-Byron Reed, 11.426; 5. 83-Tim Shaffer, 11.511; 6. 45-Rob Chaney, 11.530; 7. 7K-Kyle Sauder, 11.565; 8. 3J-Kevin Lee, 11.610; 9. 35-Ronnie Blair, 11.615; 10. 89G-David Gravel, 11.640; 11. 22H-Randy Hannagan, 11.644; 12. O4-Cap Henry, 11.646; 13. 40-Caleb Helms, 11.651; 14. 97-Dean Jacobs, 11.678; 15. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.705; 16. 22-Cole Duncan, 11.708; 17. 71-Paul May, 11.710; 18. 4-Danny Smith, 11.710; 19. O-Chris Andrews, 11.749; 20. 312-Mike Linder, 11.752; 21. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.777; 22. 11X-Brandon Martin, 11.785; 23. 1Z-Jessica Zemken, 11.801; 24. 51-Brad Bowman, 11.812; 25. 53-Phil Gressman, 11.817; 26. 91-Aaron Middaugh, 11.834; 27. 6-Jac Haudenschild, 11.867; 28. 10-Brad Haudenschild, 11.873; 29. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.926; 30. 7-Darren Long, 11.947; 31. 7C-Tim Hunter, 11.979; 32. 60-Jody Keegan, 11.987; 33. 11D-Bryce Dickson, 12.020; 34. 34-Luke Hall, 12.107; 35. 12-Jarred Ridge, 12.108; 36. 3-Pete Miller, 12.127; 37. 96AU-Bruce

White, 12.176; 38. 6Z-Zack Ames, 12.233; 39. 18-Todd Heuerman, 12.680; 40. 69-Scott Curren, 12.783; 41. 7TW-Brandon Wimmer, 81.357. Heats (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) Kear’s Speed Shop Heat 1: 1. 312Mike Linder[1]; 2. 3J-Kevin Lee[4]; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[2]; 4. O4-Cap Henry[3]; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[5]; 6. 51-Brad Bowman[7]; 7. 10-Brad Haudenschild[8]; 8. 3-Pete Miller[10]; 9. 60-Jody Keegan[9]; 10. 69-Scott Curren[11]; 11. 7TW-Brandon Wimmer[6]. Al Pro Cylinder Heads Heat 2: 1. 71-Paul May[2]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[1]; 3. 2-Dale Blaney[6]; 4. 83-Tim Shaffer[5]; 5. 53-Phil Gressman[7]; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[8]; 7. 35-Ronnie Blair[4]; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[3]; 9. 11D-Bryce Dickson[9]; 10. 96AU-Bruce White[10]. MSD Ignitions Heat 3: 1. 11X-Brandon Martin[1]; 2. 89G-David Gravel[4]; 3. 4-Danny Smith[2]; 4. 97-Dean Jacobs[3]; 5. D4-Danny Holtgraver[6]; 6. 45-Rob Chaney[5]; 7. 7-Darren Long[8]; 8. 34-Luke Hall[9]; 9. 6Z-Zack Ames[10]; 10. 91-Aaron Middaugh[7]. Kinsler Fuel Injections Heat 4: 1. 1Z-Jessica Zemken[1]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[3]; 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan[4]; 4. 1-Stevie Smith[6]; 5. 7K-Kyle Sauder[5]; 6. O-Chris Andrews[2]; 7. 6-Jac Haudenschild[7]; 8. 18-Todd Heuerman[10]; 9. 12-Jarred Ridge[9]; 10. 7C-Tim Hunter[8] . Outerwears Performance Products Dash - R & R (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 2-Dale Blaney[1]; 2. 1-Stevie Smith[3]; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer[2]; 4. D4-Danny Holtgraver[4]; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[6]; 6. 7K-Kyle Sauder[5]. University of Northwestern Ohio B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 45-Rob Chaney[1]; 2. O-Chris Andrews[4]; 3. 6-Jac Haudenschild[7]; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[3]; 5. 51-Brad Bowman[5]; 6. 7-Darren Long[10]; 7. 34-Luke Hall[14]; 8. 60-Jody Keegan[12]; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[9]; 10. 11D-Bryce Dickson[13]; 11. 18-Todd Heuerman[19]; 12. 35-Ronnie Blair[2]; 13. 7C-Tim Hunter[11]; 14. 91-Aaron Middaugh[6]; 15. 12-Jarred Ridge[15]; 16. 96AU-Bruce White[17]; 17. 69-Scott Curren[20]; 18. 3-Pete Miller[16]; 19. 10-Brad Haudenschild[8]. O’Reilly Auto Parts A-Main - (40 Laps): 1. 7K-Kyle Sauder[6]; 2. 83-Tim Shaffer[3]; 3. D4-Danny Holtgraver[4]; 4. 89G-David Gravel[8]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson[14]; 6. 2-Dale Blaney[1]; 7. 1-Stevie Smith[2]; 8. 22H-Randy Hannagan[9]; 9. 4-Danny Smith[17]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson[20]; 11. 11X-Brandon Martin[21]; 12. O4-Cap Henry[10]; 13. 22-Cole Duncan[15]; 14. 5R-Byron Reed[5]; 15. 45-Rob Chaney[11]; 16. 1Z-Jessica Zemken[22]; 17. 53-Phil Gressman[23]; 18. 3J-Kevin Lee[7]; 19. 71-Paul May[16]; 20. O-Chris Andrews[18]; 21. 6-Jac Haudenschild[24]; 22. 97-Dean Jacobs[13]; 23. 312-Mike Linder[19]; 24. 40-Caleb Helms[12]. Hard Charger: W20-Greg Wilson[+10]. K&N UMP Modifieds Heats (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) Heat 1: 1. 22B-Andy Bibler; 2. 65-Todd Sherman; 3. 5X-Jerry Bowersock; 4. 17T-Michael Tarlton; 5. 47-Nick Rosselit; 6. 20K-Bill Keeler; 7. M1G-Gabe Twining; 8. 12-Tom Jacobs; 9. 38-Jimmie Mox. Heat 2: 1. 22T-Tony Anderson; 2. 28-Shaun Smith; 3. 45P-Brian Post; 4. L5-Casey Luedeke; 5. 55M-Justin Matson; 6. 1BP-Brian Przepiora; 7. 35-Tim Cornett; 8. OO-Ty Dillion; 9. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger. Heat 3: 1. O3-Cory Seeling; 2. 69-Tommy Beezley; 3. 40-Terry Hull; 4. O1-Kody Weisner; 5. 1-Chris Puskas; 6. 55S-Zach Schroeder; 7. 15-Nick Katterhenry; 8. 19-Ryan Ordway. B-Main: 1. 55S-Zach Schroeder; 2. 20K-Bill Keeler; 3. OO-Ty Dillion; 4. 19-Ryan Ordway; 5. 15-Nick Katterhenry; 6. 35-Tim Cornett; 7. 12-Tom Jacobs; 8. M1G-Gabe Twining; 9. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger; 10. 38-Jimmie Mox; 11. 1BP-Brian Przepiora. A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position: 1. O3-Cory Seeling[4]; 2. 69-Tommy Beezley[1]; 3. 65-Todd Sherman[3]; 4. 22T-Tony Anderson[5]; 5. O1-Kody Weisner[12]; 6. L5-Casey Luedeke[11]; 7. 45P-Brian Post[8]; 8. 40-Terry Hull[9]; 9. 1-Chris Puskas[15]; 10. 55M-Justin Matson[14]; 11. 55S-Zach Schroeder[16]; 12. 47-Nick Rosselit[13]; 13. OO-Ty Dillion[18]; 14. 15-Nick Katterhenry[20]; 15. 22B-Andy Bibler[6]; 16. 20K-Bill Keeler[17]; 17. 17T-Michael Tarlton[10]; 18. 19-Ryan Ordway[19]; 19. 5X-Jerry Bowersock[7]; 20. 28-Shaun Smith[2].

The Associated Press National League East Division W L Pct Philadelphia 49 30 .620 Atlanta 44 35 .557 Washington 40 38 .513 New York 39 39 .500 Florida 34 44 .436 Central Division W L Pct Milwaukee 44 35 .557 St. Louis 41 38 .519 Pittsburgh 39 38 .506 Cincinnati 40 39 .506 Chicago 31 46 .403 Houston 28 51 .354 West Division W L Pct San Francisco 44 34 .564 Arizona 43 36 .544 Colorado 38 39 .494 Los Angeles 35 44 .443 San Diego 34 45 .430 ----American League East Division W L Pct New York 45 31 .592 Boston 45 32 .584 Tampa Bay 44 34 .564 Toronto 39 39 .500 Baltimore 35 40 .467 Central Division W L Pct Detroit 42 36 .538 Cleveland 40 36 .526 Chicago 38 41 .481 Kansas City 33 45 .423 Minnesota 32 44 .421 West Division W L Pct Texas 41 38 .519 Seattle 39 39 .500 Los Angeles 39 40 .494 Oakland 35 44 .443 ——— Sunday’s NL Result San Diego 4, Atlanta 1 Sunday’s Interleague Results Detroit 8, Arizona 3 Boston 4, Pittsburgh 2 Baltimore 7, Cincinnati 5 Philadelphia 3, Oakland 1 N.Y. Yankees 6, Colorado 4 Tampa Bay 14, Houston 10 Kansas City 6, Chicago Cubs 3

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CHICAGO (AP) — If your preschooler can’t sleep — turn off the violence and nighttime TV. That’s the message in a new study that found sleep problems are more common in 3- to 5-year-olds who watch television after 7 p.m. Watching shows with violence — including kids’ cartoons — also was tied to sleeping difficulties. Watching nonviolent shows during the day didn’t seem to have any connection with sleep problems in the 617 youngsters studied. The study builds on previous research linking media use with kids’ sleep problems, and also bolsters arguments for limiting children’s screen time. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no screen time for children up to age 2, and no more than 2 hours daily for older children. It also urges pediatricians to ask parents at every checkup how much their children watch television, including whether kids have TVs in their bedrooms, which the academy discourages. Previous studies have found that at least one in four U.S. preschoolers have TVs in their bedrooms, and many families mistakenly believe that watching TV will help their kids sleep, said Dr. Michelle Garrison, lead author and a scientist at Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute. The government-funded study was released online Monday by the journal Pediatrics. Overall, about 112 kids studied — nearly one in five — had one or more frequent sleep problems most days of the week. These included difficulty falling asleep, awakening repeatedly at night, nightmares, or daytime sleepiness. Kids who watched the most nighttime or violent TV had the most sleep trouble. TV was the main source of screen time rather than computers or video games. The study relied on parents’ reports of kids’ sleep difficulties and TV habits, and wasn’t rigorous enough to tell whether TV caused sleep problems. It could be that poor sleepers might be more likely to watch TV; or family factors such as lax parenting could have been involved. Experts said the theory that screen time causes sleep problems makes sense. Dr. Dennis Rosen, a sleep medicine specialist at Children’s Hospital Boston, said the research highlights a common problem. “It certainly fits with what I see” at his sleep disorders clinic, Rosen said. Young children go to sleep best with nighttime rituals that help calm them, including bedtime stories and cuddling with parents, said Dr. Marc Weissbluth, a sleep disorders specialist at Chicago’s Children’s Memorial Hospital and author of several books on healthy sleep habits. TV can have the opposite effect, stimulating children, and if it’s replacing that down

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2-time heart transplant recipient Compton wins
LEON, Mexico (AP) — Erik Compton was diagnosed at age 9 with cardiomyopathy, an enlarging of the heart that hinders its ability to pump blood. Three years later in 1992, he received a new heart and took up golf as part of his rehabilitation. That heart failed in 2008, and he had another transplant. Through it all, he kept trying to make it to the PGA Tour, not as just the “guy with two heart transplants” who received the odd sponsor exemption or made it through a Monday qualifier, but as a full tour member. The 31-year-old Miami player, once the top-ranked junior in the country, pretty much wrapped up that membership Sunday in the rain-delayed Mexico Open, rallying to win his first Nationwide Tour title — and first victory since turning professional in 2001. “This tournament has kind of summed up my life,” said Compton, set to play the PGA Tour’s AT&T National this week in Pennsylvania on a sponsor exemption. “There was a lot of adversity to overcome in this tournament just like what I’ve dealt with personally. To win this is everything to me. I never

time with parents, it can be unhealthy, Weissbluth said. While some preschoolers still nap during the day, sleepiness late in the day or early evening at this age is a sign that children need to go to bed earlier at night, he said. Lack of sleep “is as dangerous as iron deficiency” and can cause behavior difficulties, memory problems and academic struggles, he said. Some findings for the children studied: — Daily screen time averaged about 73 minutes, with 14 minutes after 7 p.m. — Children with bedroom TVs watched about 40 minutes more TV daily — About 60 kids averaged an hour or more daily of violent TV; 37 percent had frequent sleep problems vs. 19 percent who saw little or no violence. — Almost 100 kids averaged more than half an hour of nighttime TV; 28 percent had frequent sleep problems vs. 19 percent who watched little or no nighttime TV.

thought I’d play golf again, at least not at this level, and I proved to myself I’m more than just a guy with two heart transplants.” Compton closed with a 7-under 65 at El Bosque Country Club to finish at 17-under 271, two strokes ahead of Richard H. Lee. The two-time AllAmerican at Georgia earned $126,000 to jump from 15th to second on the money list with $215,709, nearly guaranteeing a 2012 PGA Tour card as a top-25 finisher on the developmental tour. He also has made $83,962 this year in four PGA Tour starts. “I do get a lot of opportunities to play in PGA Tour events because of my story,” he said. “But now that I’ve won out here and I’ve pretty much secured my tour card and I’ll get into events on that alone. And I’ve been playing professionally since I was 20 years old and never won, so I feel like it’s a monkey off my back.” Compton had eight birdies and a bogey in the final round. He birdied the par-4 16th to get to 17 under, then parred the final two holes for the breakthrough victory.

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1 BDRM, 321 E. Cleveland. Super clean all new ref./stove, air conditioner. No pets, No smoking. 419-692-6478 1BR APT for rent, appliances, electric heat, laundry room, No pets. $400/month, plus deposit, water included. 320 N. Jefferson. 419-852-0833. 2 BR, 1 BA, Apt. at Kalida Golf Course. Garage. W/D Hook-up. No pets. 419-302-7724

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Please submit resumes to: Vanamatic Company, 701 Ambrose Drive, Delphos, OH or contact Scott Wiltsie, ScottW@Vanamatic. com, (419) 692-6085, HR Manager, for more information.

080 Help Wanted
DRIVERS HOLDING CDL looking for weekend work . Send replies to Box 157 c/o Delphos Herald, 405 N. Main St., Delphos, OH 45833

800 House For Sale

2011 Chevy Malibu LT 11E53 ................. $18,500 2007 Nissan 2.5 S 11E59.................................. $15,450 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 11F60 ....... $9,950 2008 Chevrolet Impala 10H110 ............ $14,900 2010 Buick LaCrosse 10I141 ................... $25,500 2010 Buick Lucerne 10L166 ....................... $24,500 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt 11A5 ................. $12,900 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt 11E50................ $15,500 2010 Chevrolet Impala 11C33 .............. $17,900 2010 Chevrolet Impala 11C32 .............. $18,500 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 11D39 ............... $17,500 2010 Chevrolet Malibu 11D39 ............... $17,500 2009 Buick Lucerne 11B15......................... $19,900 2009 Pontiac Vibe 11E57 ................................ $13,900 2008 Buick Lucerne 11A3........................... $21,900 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt 11C31 ............... $12,900 2008 Pontiac G5 11E55........................................ $13,900 2008 Pontiac G6 11E56........................................ $14,900 2007 Buick Lucerne 10J149 ....................... $20,495 2007 Chevrolet Impala 10C44 .............. $13,300 2007 Chevrolet Malibu 11E51 ............... $12,900 2006 Buick Lucerne 11D46......................... $15,995 1998 Chrysler Cirrus 11E49 ............................ 2,595 1995 Ford Taurus 11F164A ..................................... $2,995

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501 Misc. for Sale
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120 Financial
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Tomorrow’s Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 The aspects indicate that you could begin to profit handsomely in the year ahead from an arrangement you made with others some time ago. Keep it to yourself, however, because talking to the wrong people might spoil things for you. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Someone you respect and admire might come to you about doing something you think would be a kindness to him or her, but, in reality, it’ll turn out to be a favor for you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Your thinking is usually such that it produces ideas that are both practical and progressive, which is likely to happen currently. This time it might involve one of your club or social activities. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Be alert and on your toes so that you don’t miss something extremely unusual concerning an opportunity that could be meaningful to you materially. It won’t linger long. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Include others when broadening your range of objectives, because you’ll have a better chance at success with more people involved. It’ll cause you to do the greatest good for the greatest number. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -A promising endeavor is likely to be put together through a chain of unique circumstances involving several other people. These co-contributors will supply what you lacked. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- You couldn’t find a better day to iron out a misunderstanding you recently had with someone dear to you. That other person is equally eager to clear the air. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Take those positive measures to enhance your material well-being, because it’s a day where you can move things along to your satisfaction. Do what needs doing now. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -There is an excellent possibility that two new people from distant places might enter your life. Both will have a strong, constructive influence on your important affairs. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- You should fare much better in an arrangement you initiated, but now leave up to others. They’re finally getting the hang of things and producing what they should have done all along. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Don’t doubt the wisdom of your decisions, even those you might have to make under pressure at a moment’s notice. Your judgment is much keener than you realize. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -No, money isn’t likely to be simply dropped in your lap. However, you will get an opportunity to take advantage of a very lucrative opportunity, giving you a much heavier billfold. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Your charm, warmth and congeniality comes naturally to you, making you a welcome person to be around. More than one friend will be seeking your company.
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From the first anniversary of American independence back in 1777, fireworks displays and Fourth of July celebrations have gone hand in hand. However, the history of fireworks dates back even further, most likely to the ancient Chinese. They often used fireworks in celebrations, believing the loud “bang” would scare off evil spirits. It wasn’t until the 1800s when developers realized that by combining potassium chlorate and various metallic salts, they could create brilliant color displays in the air. Before then, displays were seen in black and white. Now wouldn’t that be a sight? Fireworks may look like fun, but they are also very dangerous. Follow these sponsored safety tips for a safe and fun Fourth of July!
Celebrate Safely by using only exempt trick or novelty fireworks. Supervise children and avoid combustibles and loose clothing. Do not bring pets to a fireworks display. The loud noise will most likely frighten your pet and hurt his ears. Never bring your own fireworks to a public fireworks display. A crowded area is never a safe place to light fireworks.

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