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Friday, July 1, 2011

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Kasich signs sweeping $56B Ohio budget
By ANN SANNER The Associated Press COLUMBUS (AP) — Just hours before a midnight Thursday deadline, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed into law a nearly $56 billion state budget that contains broad policy changes for the state, after vetoing a provision that would have given the state first dibs on repurchasing state prisons sold to private developers. The 3,262-page bill privatizes five state prisons, overhauls Medicaid, eliminates Ohio’s estate tax in 2013, bans most abortions in public hospitals, and ties teachers’ pay more closely to student achievement. “We promised Ohioans a new way and a new day, and we’re delivering,” Kasich said. He signed the two-year spending plan on the eve of a new fiscal year after striking the prison language and six other items. In his veto message, Kasich said he thought the state guarantee would dramatically decrease the value of the prisons and raise costs. Kasich also struck a provision requiring the Ohio Lottery to list how much it gives to education and restored wording allowing schools to screen children’s body mass index to combat obesity. He planned to further discuss the budget today and take questions when he meets with legislative leaders at the governor’s residence. “This is the one they said couldn’t be done,” he said as he used multiple pens in his ceremonial Statehouse office to sign the document. Speaking at an earlier event in Findlay to mark the spinoff of Marathon Petroleum Corp., Kasich touted that he kept his campaign pledge not to raise taxes while coming up with a balanced budget. Delphos, Ohio

K-kids sponsor dunk tank

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The Kiwanis K-kids will sponsor a dunk tank during Fourth of July festivities from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday and noon to 6 p.m. on Monday at Stadium Park. The tank will be north of the tennis courts and east of the volleyball courts. Some participants will be dressed in costumes. The following is the schedule of locals who will appear in the dunk tank: Sunday 5-5:30 p.m. — Fire Chief Dave McNeal 5:30-6 p.m. — Police Chief Kyle Fritto 6-6:30 p.m. — Eric Fritz, ACE Hardware 6:30-7 p.m. — Cindy Metzger, First Federal Bank 7-7:30 — Jack Westrich, Westrich Furniture 7:30-8 p.m.— Jim Wiltsie, Vanamatic Monday Noon – 12:30 p.m. — Dave Hoffman, Jefferson girls basketball coach 12:30 – 1 p.m — Dan Grothouse, St. John’s girls basketball coach 1:30– 2 p.m. — Zach Metzner, Zach’s Fitness Center 2-3 p.m. — The Rev. Jacob Gordon 3-3:30 p.m.— Denny Klausing, Delphos Herald 3:30-4 p.m.—Ryan Carder, Jefferson teacher 4-4:30 p.m.— Rick Vonderwell. Vonderwell Kennels 4:30-5 p.m. p.m.— Dan Metzger, St. John’s baseball Coach 5-5:30 p.m.— Mayor Mike Gallmeier 5:30-6 p.m. — Safety Service Director Greg Berquist

“There’s a tremendous amount of change. I would argue this bill is the most comprehensive piece of legislation Ohio has passed in modern times.”
— Gov. John Kasich The measure keeps in place an $800 million cut in the personal income tax that went into effect in January. “There’s a tremendous amount of change,” Kasich said earlier Thursday. “I would argue this bill is the most comprehensive piece of legislation Ohio has passed in modern times.” The first-term Republican faced an estimated $8 billion budget shortfall when he took office in January. Improved state revenues have put the gap closer to $6 billion. Kasich and other legislators have contended that such a shortfall forced them to make changes to how the state operates and to trim how much money is directed to agencies, schools and local governments. Critics, however, argue his plan makes such drastic reductions in funding to school districts and local governments that teachers and police will be laid off and residents will end up taking a financial hit as local tax increases get passed. Cities, townships and other local governments will see a drop of more than $1 billion during the next two years through a combination of cuts See BUDGET, page 2

Llama Llama star visits library

Mike Ford photos

The Delphos Public Library held “Llama Llama, Lots of Drama” for Storytime Thursday evening. The event was based on a series of children’s books by Anna Dewdney that include stories such as “Llama Llama, Red Pajama,” “Llama Llama, Mad at Mama” and “Llama Llama, Home with Mama” to be released in August. Victoria Recker dressed as the books’ main character to the delight of many small children and their parents for a reading (below) after singing and dancing. Elle and Camden Gable (above) met the character in the hallway on the way in.

DAAG offers art camp

Children entering grades 1-8 in the upcoming school year can paint, explore sculpture and design their own T-shirts at the upcoming Delphos Area Art Guild Summer Art Camp July 11-13. Classes for grades 1-4 will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Classes for grades 5-8 will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. Family and friends are invited to the campers’ art exhibit reception from 7-8 p.m. July 14. A fee of $25 includes instructions and materials. Classes will be held at the DAAG 2nd Floor Gallery at BY NANCY SPENCER the Delphos Museum of Postal nspencer@delphosherald.com History at 339 N Main St. Registrations will be DELPHOS — After five taken at the gallery or call years of pleas, the Marbletown 419-863-0120 by Tuesday. Festival Committee has finally received notification a marching band will participate in the annual Marbletown Festival Parade at 1 p.m. Aug. 6. The Van Studio 320 is holding Wert Area Marching Band ‘Christmas in July’ to colwill bring live music to the lect items for the Delphos Community Christmas Project sixth annual procession. “We are really excited and the Church Women United about having a marchInter-faith Thrift Shop. Money, food and toy dona- ing band in the parade,” Chair tions can be dropped off at the Committee Kathy Gengler said salon during business hours. after Thursday’s Participants will earn meeting. “This will a chance in a raffle for make the parade each item donated. seem more like a Forecast parade.” Hot and humid This year’s Saturday with keepsake is a high in low 90s, Marbletown shot glass for $3 or heat index 93-98 two for $5. and 40 percent A l e x chance of showBenavidez finalers and storms. See page 2. ized his plans for the annual cake Index bake-off. There will Obituaries 2 be an adult competition — State/Local 3 Marble Cake Bake-off; and Politics 4 a children’s event — Kids’ Community 5 Ultimate Cake Challenge. All Sports 6 children will receive a ribbon. Adults will make their Church 7 confections at home and then Classifieds 8 compete for Best Marble, Best Television 9 Tasting and Best Marbletown World briefs 10 Design. Kids ages 4-12 will have 30 minutes to decorate their cakes onsite. Benavidez will provide each child with a 6-inch cake, frosting and a

Marbletown Festival Parade to feature Van Wert marching band
variety of embellishments like gummy worms, gum balls, etc. The event begins at 5 (ages 7-9) as well as Mini Miss Marbletown (ages 4-6). The event will include three categories: talent, Q&A and special performance. The pageant begins at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 with registration at 7 p.m. Talent practice is at 6 p.m. Thursday at the church. All contestants are asked to ride in the parade on Saturday. P r e registration by July 27 will include a Little Miss Marbletown T-shirt. Forms will be available at The Delphos Herald office beginning Tuesday. Chuck Brantley is in charge of the 5K Run with registration at 7 a.m. and the gun sounding at 8 a.m. sharp. The run begins and ends at St. John’s Annex. E-mail charles_brantley@ hotmail.com for a registration form. Children’s activities will begin at 10 a.m. at Garfield Park with the Frog Jumping Contest at 11:30 a.m. Vendors will set up at Garfield Park and begin serving at 11 a.m. Corn dogs will return to the menu at the Wesleyan Women’s booth. Following the parade, the

Salon offers Christmas in July

The Van Wert Area Marching Band will join the 2011 Marbletown Festival Parade at 1 p.m. Aug. 6.

p.m. on Aug. 5 at Delphos Wesleyan Church. Children may register to participate at Baked to Perfection or e-mail sbenavidez@woh.rr.com by Aug. 1. A new division has been added to the Little Miss Marbletown Pageant held at the church. Coordinator Tiffany Brantley has announced this year’s competition will include the crowning of Little Miss Marbletown

Garfield School marker will on the festival in upcoming be dedicated at Garfield Park. publications. The next meeting will The marker will be placed near the shelterhouse. Special begin at 7 p.m. July 14 in guests will speak at the dedi- Marble Hall at the church. cation. The corn hole tournament will be held at 2 p.m. on the tennis courts at the park. Marbletown corn hole boards will go to the champions. Jordan Rode is back to amaze children and adults alike with Magic by Jordan at 2:30 p.m. in the shelterhouse. Rick Boop of the Do-Right Motorcycle Club has stepped up to provide family games including a three-legged race and sack races at 3 p.m. The Do-Rights will also have a ring toss to win canes. The 50/50 drawing will be held at 5 p.m. and a Southern Gospel concert at 6 p.m. at This year’s festival the church will conclude the festival. Groups are to be keepsake is a Marbletown shot glass. Above is the announced. Look for more information design on the glass.

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China’s mark 90th, hail party’s
By CHArLes HUtZLer the Associated Press BEIJING — Chinese President Hu Jintao celebrated the Communist Party on its 90th anniversary today for its ability to adapt and said it must use that skill to fight corruption and ease social conflict if it is to stay in power. The nationally televised speech capped a patriotic campaign of films, TV programs and nostalgic “red” song sing-alongs aimed at solidifying the notion that the communist government has propelled China to greatness. Hu said reforms of recent decades that have made China affluent and powerful have brought new challenges, making the public more demanding and more prone to protest. But he gave no indication of any moves toward loosening the party’s firm grip on government. “We have every reason to be proud of what the party and the people have achieved, but we have no reason to be complacent,” Hu told the more than 6,000 party select gathered in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Hu glossed over the radical campaigns and policies that led to tens of millions of deaths in the first decades of communist rule. But he said the party endured because it learned from its mistakes. “In some historical periods, we once made mistakes and even suffered severe setbacks, the root cause of which was that the guiding thought then was divorced from China’s reality. Our party managed to correct the mistakes by the strength of itself and the people, rose up amid the setbacks and continued to go forward victoriously,” Hu said. While the speech broke little new ground on policy and was laden with references to Marxism and other jargon most people ignore, it also frankly acknowledged that the party faces a new era and needs to improve governance to keep public support. Spectacular economic growth has produced side-effects like corruption and a yawning rich-poor gap that have triggered protests and challenged the party’s legitimacy. In Hong Kong, tens of thousands of people marched in protest, blowing whistles and banging drums and metal cups, to protest high property prices and the rich-poor divide. Today’s protest is an annual affair marking the for-

For The Record Glenn Beck has last Fox communists News Channel show
mer British colony’s return in 1997 to China, which administers the territory under separate, freer rules than the mainland. Chinese leaders ramped up this year’s celebrations for the party’s founding — like they did for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic — to excite the public and broaden the government’s appeal. Events have included a starstudded feature film about the party’s founding, a torrent of documentaries and serialized historic dramas on television. Mass performances of “red” songs of the 1950s were staged in schools and offices. The purpose is to inspire patriotism and loyalty to the party and reinforce a now well-practiced narrative: that after a century of civil war, dynastic collapse and foreign invasion, the Communist Party has returned China to greatness and restored its rightful place as a world leader. “In some ways we can see that with the Communist Party that they are trying to elevate this to a sacred event,” said Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a historian at the University of California, Irvine. NEW YORK (AP) — Glenn Beck said goodbye to Fox News Channel on Thursday, airing his final show before going into business for himself. He told his fans that he was determined “to his last breath” to fix this country. The colorful commentator will begin streaming a daily two-hour show for paying customers on his own Internet network, GBTV, in September. His finale was vintage Beck, a continued monologue walking among his signature chalkboards. He took some shots at critics, promised fealty to his fans, came close to tears but didn’t succumb and even poked some fun at his image. “I’m the only host who is supposedly the most dangerous person in America because of my influence and the least influential person in America because my ratings are supposedly declining,” he said. Beck’s conservative populism resonated almost immediately with Fox viewers when he started the day before Barack Obama’s inauguration as president in January 2009, drawing audiences unseen before in a late afternoon time slot on cable news. At his peak in January 2010, Beck’s show averaged 2.9 million viewers each day. He’d warn darkly of things going wrong in the world, sometimes spinning complex theories on his blackboard. Occasionally, he’d be moved to tears. His popularity faded, although Beck still led his time slot. He was averaging 1.86 million viewers a day so far this year, down 23 percent from the same period in 2010, the Nielsen Co. said. An advertising boycott that began after Beck said Obama had a “deep-seated hatred for white people” led to more than 400 advertisers telling Fox they didn’t want their commercials seen on his show. Fox will air a John Stossel special on Friday and a week of Beck reruns before launching a summertime replacement series, “The Five.” It will include a rotating crew of Fox personalities like Andrew Napolitano, Geraldo Rivera, Juan Williams, Monica Crowley and Eric Bolling debating issues of the day. Beck’s relationship with Fox soured over control issues in the final months, and both sides seemed happy his show was ending. Beck warmly thanked Fox News chief Roger Ailes on Thursday, saying he was the smartest man he’ll ever work with. But he seemed to urge critics not to underestimate him as he moves forward. “You will pray for the time when I was only on the air for one hour a day,” he said. He chided frequent critic Jon Stewart of Comedy Central, who has done a wicked Beck impersonation on “The Daily Show.” Beck showed a picture of Stewart’s large writing staff and brought out his two writers as comparison. He had a causal told-youso: “Two years ago we said there were going to be problems in Greece. Nobody paid attention.” “We tried to teach you things to help,” he said. “I’m a dad, too. I want my country to be around. What we have been trying to tell you lately, over the last year, is that you are the answer. We must have faith, hope and charity in our hearts.”

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Van Wert County Common Pleas Court Judge Charles D. Steele sentenced raymond e. Bressler, 46, Ohio City, to spend the next four years in prison on two drug related charges. Bressler was arrested as the result of a traffic stop that took place in November 2009 after officers of the Van Wert City Police Department discovered Bressler to have a large quantity of marijuana and LSD in his vehicle. Judge Steele gave Bressler a 12-month prison sentence on the charge of possession of marijuana, a felony of the fifth degree; and four years on the charge of possession of LSD, a felony of the third degree. The sentences are to run consecutively with credit given for 69 days, which Bressler has served awaiting final disposition of this case. Judge Steele was going to recommend that Bressler be placed in the intensive prison program where he would receive more intensive rehabilitation since Bressler admitted that he has had a long time drug problem. David Darst, 36, Van Wert, was sentenced to a two year prison term on a charge of endangering children, a felony of the second degree. The indictment issued by the August 2010 Van Wert County Grand Jury stated that Darst did recklessly abuse a child under the age of 18 which said abuse resulted in serious physical harm to the child involved. Darst was tried two times, the first trial in March ended in a hung jury. He was then retried with the trial ending on June 2 with a guilty verdict.

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Judge Sumner E. Walters, former Common Pleas Judge of Van Wert County presided over the jury trial. The victim was a 9-weekold child of his which suffered two subdural hematomas, which were found by doctors at Dayton Children’s Hospital. The infant has since died of a cause unrelated to the injuries allegedly inflicted by Darst. Judge Walters gave Darst credit for three days that he had served awaiting final disposition of the case. Karen K. Murphy, 36, Portland, Ind., was placed on three years of community control on a charge of theft by deception to obtain a dangerous drug, a felony of the fifth degree. Murphy was arrested after a Van Wert City Police Department investigation revealed she had used false identification at the Van Wert County Hospital to obtain a dangerous drug in September 2009. Murphy has similar drug issues with Mercer County Authorities and has been in prison in Indiana for a similar drug violation with all the incidents having occurred about the same time. Michael n. Dailey, 51, Convoy, was placed on three years of community control on a theft, a felony of the fifth degree. Dailey was accused to selling logs from a woods that belonged to a relative of his in May 2007, according to a Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department investigation. Dailey was ordered to spend 60 days in the Van Wert County Jail and then spend an
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additional 30 days in jail at a time to be determined by his supervision officer from the Van Wert County Adult Probation Department . Dailey was ordered to pay court costs associated with his case. Judge Steele gave Dailey a six-month prison sentence but deferred the imposition of the sentence pending the successful completion of the community control program. theodore Bleeke, 25, Van Wert, entered guilty pleas to disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, a felony of the fifth degree; and a charge of possession or view any material or performance that shows a minor in the state of nudity, a felony of the fifth degree. Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. Aug. 18. Michael J. Keipper, 20, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to a charge of attempted burglary, a felony of the fourth degree. Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. July 21. robert e. thompson, 27, Van Wert, was sentence to spend an eight month prison sentence on a violation of his community control program. Thompson had been on community control on a drug related charge at which time he had tested positive for the use of drugs. Judge Steele gave Thompson credit for 58 days of time which he had served in jail awaiting final disposition of his case. rita Jones, 41, Lima, entered a guilty plea to a charge of non-support of dependents, a felony of the fifth degree. Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence and scheduled sentencing for Jones at 9 a.m. Aug. 11.

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st. ritA’s A boy was born June 30 to Brandon and Jennifer Blaine of Elida. A boy was born June 30 to Jeremy and Jessica Rahrig of Delphos.

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At 12:09 p.m. on Thursday, Delphos police were contacted by a resident of the 400 block of North Canal Street in reference to a theft complaint. Upon speaking with the subject, it was found in the overnight hours, someone had taken personal items from outside the victim’s residence.

Purse taken from unlocked car

At 4:23 p.m. on Thursday, Delphos police were called to the 100 block of North Canal Street in reference to a theft complaint. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim stated that someone had gained entry into their unlocked vehicle and taken their purse.

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The high temperature Thursday in Delphos was 87 and the low was 57. A year ago today, the high was 75 and the low was 52. The record high for today is 97, set (Continued from page 1) in 1956 and the record low of 46 was set in 1950. to state funding and changes WeAtHer ForeCAst to the tax money they get. tri-county While state aid to schools Associated Press increased by roughly $400 million, it will not be enough toniGHt: Decreasing to compensate for losses under clouds. Lows in the lower new tax policies and with the 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 end of a nearly $900 million mph. federal economic stimulus sAtUrDAY: Hot and program for Ohio. humid. Partly cloudy. Slight Among other changes, the chance of showers and thunmeasure prohibits hospitals derstorms in the morning... and other facilities receiving Then chance of showers and state funds from performing storms in the afternoon. Highs elective abortions. It also pro- in the lower 90s. West winds vides tax credits for inves- 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain tors in Ohio businesses and 40 percent. Heat index readexpands eligibility for Choose ings 93 to 98. Ohio First college scholarsAtUrDAY niGHt: ships for residents who attend Partly cloudy. Chance of Ohio colleges and universities showers and thunderstorms “Budget are awfully boring in the evening...Then slight things until you take a look chance of showers and thunat what we’ve done,” Kasich derstorms after midnight. said at the Findlay event. Lows in the upper 60s. West The legislation was passed winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to Wednesday along party lines the northwest after midnight. by the Republican-controlled Chance of rain 40 percent. Ohio House. The GOP-led sUnDAY: Increasing Senate passed the measure clouds. Highs in the mid 80s. Tuesday, with one Republican eXtenDeD ForeCAst voting against it. sUnDAY niGHt: Partly At a separate, private cer- cloudy with a 20 percent emony Thursday, Kasich also chance of showers and thunput his pen to several other derstorms. Lows in the mid measures, including a bill to 60s. allow certain gun owners to MonDAY: Partly cloudy. take concealed firearms into Highs in the mid 80s. bars and other places where MonDAY niGHt: alcohol is served. He also Mostly clear. Lows in the mid signed a measure to open the 60s. state parks and other lands to tUesDAY: Partly cloudy. oil and gas drilling. Highs in the mid 80s. tUesDAY niGHt, WeDnesDAY: Partly cloudy TODAY IN HISTORY with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. By the Associated Press Today is Friday, July 1, the Lows in the upper 60s. Highs 182nd day of 2011. There are in mid 80s. 183 days left in the year. This is Canada Day. today’s Highlights in CLEVELAND (AP) — History: On July 1, 1971, the 26th These Ohio lotteries were Amendment to the U.S. drawn Thursday: Mega Millions Constitution, which lowered the Estimated jackpot: $105 minimum voting age from 21 to 18, was ratified. The State million Pick 3 evening of Washington became the first 6-1-8 state to ban sex discrimination. Pick 4 evening The United States Post Office 1-0-8-3 Department was replaced with Powerball the United States Postal Service. Estimated jackpot: $20 on this date: In 1861, the first issue million rolling Cash 5 of the Vatican newspaper 01-07-14-16-25 L’Osservatore Romano (lohEstimated jackpot: sehr-vah-TOHR’-ay roh-MAH’$188,000 noh) was published in Rome. ten oH evening In 1863, the Civil War 01-10-11-13-16-27-31-32Battle of Gettysburg, resulting in a Union victory, began in 34-35-45-46-48-50-52-58-6567-74-75 Pennsylvania.

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UNOH goes mobile
LIMA — With more than 99 percent of today’s students carrying mobile devices, it was only a matter of time before the University of Northwestern Ohio introduced a mobile application on campus. Students, prospective students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community at large can now download a free mobile app that will give them anytime, anywhere access to UNOH information! “Over the past few years, UNOH has moved the majority of our student services into the online world, much like the banking industry has. So it only makes good business sense to work with our students in a way they have come to expect of any other business,” said Jeff LeBlanc, the Vice President of Information Technology at UNOH. “They grew up in a world that always had the Internet, Google, cell phones, and online services. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find a student here on campus that doesn’t have a smart phone. It’s a challenge to keep up with them! But this is another service that will help us do that in their nearly 24/7 lives.” LeBlanc says he is certain that UNOH students will appreciate having access to all the information this mobile app will put into the palm of their hands. The mobile app – called MOX – gives UNOH MOX members access to class schedules, rosters, events, news, detailed maps, important campus phone numbers, and other key contact information. With MOX, UNOH students, prospective students, and community members can: • Access class schedules, rosters, events, and announcements • Receive personalized notifications such as security alerts and past-due notices • Get automatic address book updates whenever contacts update their information • Access information about public and private campus events • Personalize newsfeeds from UNOH

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio House has thrown a bone to pit bulls, approving a measure to stop the state from singling out the dogs as dangerous. An Ohio law currently defines a vicious dog as one that hurts or kills a person, kills another dog or is among those commonly known as pit bulls. The Columbus Dispatch reports a bill that passed the House this week would change the law by removing the reference to pit bulls. Veterinarian and former state representative Shawn Webster tells the Dispatch he sees a lot of pit bulls that aren’t the least bit vicious. But Democratic Rep. Mike Foley of Cleveland says his county dog warden urged him to vote no because of daily problems with pit bull attacks. The bill now goes to the Senate.

Parks group donates to scholarship fund

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Delphos Park, Inc. recently made a donation to the Nathan Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund. Delphos Parks Board Member Barb Kline, left, presents Angie and Sam Miller, parents of the late Nathan Miller, with a $250 check for the Nathan Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund as Delphos Parks, Inc. President Dan Grothouse looks on.

From the Vantage Point
Vantage Police Academy held the annual Police Academy Class Recognition for its 18th class in May 23. Vantage Police Academy has been in existence since September of 1993 and saw its first class complete their training in May 1994. Vantage Police Academy came into existence under the direction of Van Wert City Police Officer William R. Good III who served in the capacity of commander for the first five years. Van Wert City Police Sergeant Jeff Hammons then took over as commander and served in that capacity for five years. Current Commander Bruce W. Showalter has served in this capacity for the past 8 years and is also affiliated with the Van Wert Police Department and Van Wert County Juvenile Court. This year’s academy class successfully completed the required 620 hour course making them eligible to take the Police Officer Certification Examination under the direction of The Ohio Peace Officer

Vantage Police Academy names graduates
Training Counsel. Instruction given the students included the following: police administration, legal instruction in ohio and federal law, human relations, firearms, defensive & pursuit driving, subject control techniques, first aid, police patrol, civil disorders, traffic investigation and enforcement, criminal investigation, physical conditioning and homeland security. The students were required to pass academic and psychomotor skills testing to successfully complete the program. Among the psychomotor skills tested were, Physical Conditioning, First Aid, Firearms proficiency, Subject Control proficiency and Driving proficiency. The students were allowed to miss no more than 15 hours of instruction throughout the entire 620 hours to remain eligible for testing. Those successfully completing the program and obtaining passing scores on the Peace Officer Training Academy Basic Instructor

Statehouse to open full bar

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s Capitol building will be a place for making laws and making drinks when it adds a bar that will sell beer, wine and liquor. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Ohio Statehouse’s first full-service bar will open next month within an existing cafi on the building’s lower level in Columbus. The Ohio agency that oversees the Statehouse says the bar will have flat-screen televisions and will be open to the public at certain times while also hosting special events and what are described as “private happy hours.” But it won’t allow guns, despite a new Ohio law permitting some concealed weapons to be carried into bars and other places where alcohol is served. The public is prohibited from taking firearms into the Statehouse.

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Certification Test were: Benjamin L. Beougher of Convoy, Donald E. Bird of Ft. Recovery, Ian M. Gochenour of Paulding, Krista B. Mansfield of Defiance, Caleb D. Miller of Oakwood, Alyssa R. Stemen of Convoy, Austin W. Varner of Continental and Kenneth E. Vorhies of Willshire. Vantage graduates are now working in Police Work at many Police agencies in the region and have proven themselves to be valuable assets to the communities they serve. Vantage Police Academy is now taking applications and interviewing prospective students for the next class set to begin in September. Applications can be obtained by contacting Vantage Career Center at 818 N. Franklin St. Van Wert, Ohio or by calling 419-238-5411 and asking for the Adult Education Department. For additional information please contact Commander Showalter at Vantage Career Center.

• Follow a GPS-enabled campus map to classroom buildings and other facilities • Easily exchange contact information from phone to phone, including e-mail, telephone number, address, Facebook and LinkedIn profiles, IM and more “The percentage of our population using non-voice data applications on their mobile phones is growing at an astounding rate,” said John Speer, President and CEO of Datatel, the company that provides the University of Northwestern Ohio its mobile application. “And this population expects their higher education institutions to keep pace with this valuable service delivery platform. We are happy to be able to help extend the dynamic user experience of our products by putting it in the hands, quite literally, of our clients’ constituents. MOX provides unequaled and easy access to information – whether it’s a course opening, admission status, test score, transcript request, or contact update – anywhere there’s a cell phone signal.” Students, faculty, staff, administrators, prospective students, parents, and others interested in downloading the free MOX application should visit their app store and search for MOX. Once the application is downloaded and opened, a list of institution names will appear. Users should then select University of Northwestern Ohio. MOX is currently available for the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad; Blackberry; and Google Android. Support for Windows Mobile, Nokia Symbian, and Palm Pre is expected to be delivered by late 2011. The MOX mobile app is the latest addition to UNOH mobile services which include Racer Alerts – a text messaging system used to notify students, parents, faculty, and staff of a situation in which the University has to close or delay classes along with weather warnings – and the UNOH Racers mobile website.

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MACEDONIA (AP) — A northeast Ohio homeowners’ association has retreated in its fight against a flagpole in an Army veteran’s front yard. The attorney for 77-yearold Fred Quigley tells WEWS-TV of Cleveland that a letter was hand-delivered Thursday saying the flagpole could stay in place at the home in Macedonia Neighborhood developer Joseph Migliorini had been quoted saying Quigley’s 14-foot flagpole violated the association’s rules and that “it wouldn’t look good” if all residents put flagpoles in their small front yards. An American Legion post held a flag-raising ceremony at the home to show support for Quigley, a retired lieutenant colonel. Quigley said the association’s stand threatened his free-speech rights.

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COLUMBUS — A Cincinnati-area state representative was caught in a firestorm of criticism on Thursday over revelations surrounding a traffic stop this spring that resulted in his arrest on a drunken driving charge. State Rep. Robert Mecklenborg, 59, had not shared the information with House leaders who are working with him on a resolution, according to a statement from Speaker Bill Batchelder. According to arrest and court records, Mecklenborg was driving with a female passenger on U.S. route 50 in Dearborn County, Ind., at 2:47 a.m. April 23 when he was pulled over by an Indiana state trooper for a burned-out headlight. Mecklenborg, who was driving a 2004 Lexus with temporary Kentucky plates, failed several sobriety tests and his blood alcohol content was registered at 0.097 percent, according to the documents. A toxicology screening also picked up Viagra and another pharmaceutical drug in his system. The third-term Republican representing western Hamilton County since 2007, issued an apologetic statement to WLWTTV in Cincinnati on Thursday. He pleaded not guilty and has a court date July 26.

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Obama picks tax fight, be it big or just symbolic
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is renewing an old fight with the business community by insisting that $400 billion in tax increases be part of a deficit-reduction package. His proposals have languished on Capitol Hill, repeatedly blocked by Republicans, often with help from Democrats. Some would raise big money. Limiting tax deductions for high-income families and small business owners could raise more than $200 billion over the next decade. Others are more symbolic, such as scaling back a tax break for companies that buy corporate jets. The corporate jet proposal would raise $3 billion over the next decade, according to GOP congressional aides. That’s a relatively small sum in the big scheme of Washington budgets, but Obama and Democrats call attention to it repeatedly in their effort to portray Republicans as defenders of corporate fat cats. No matter how Democrats characterize their proposals as revenue raisers or plugging tax loopholes, GOP leaders oppose them all, arguing that raising taxes in a bad economy would only make matters worse. “If we choose to keep those tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires, if we choose to keep a tax break for corporate jet owners, if we choose to keep tax breaks for oil and natural gas companies that are making hundreds of billions of dollars,” Obama said this week, “then that means we’ve got to cut some kids off from getting a college scholarship, that means we’ve got to stop funding certain grants for medical research, that means that food safety may be compromised, that means that Medicare has to bear a greater part of the burden.” The White House has identified about $600 billion in tax increases it wants over the next decade. About $400 billion of them were offered as part of deficit-reduction talks led by Vice President Joe Biden. That would be paired with more than $1 trillion in spending cuts. Some of the tax proposals are vague and budget experts have yet to calculate just how much they would raise. For example, limiting deductions for high-income families and small businesses could raise anywhere between $210 billion and $290 billion, depend-

One Year Ago • “The Great Kaplan” performed tricks with plates and rings for the youth of the Delphos Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Wednesday night in the Jefferson Middle School auditorium. David Kaplan performs his comedy/ variety act, in which he blends “dazzling skill with shameless gimmickry,” for audiences all over the world. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • Sonya Fuerst of Columbus Grove Livestock 4-H club showed the heifer which won grand champion dairy heifer in the Junior Fair Dairy Show Monday at the Putnam County Fair. Fuerst also won reserve grand champion calf and reserve grand champion female. • John and Ruth Sheeter have purchased the Star Café and Phelan Hotel on North Main Street from Norval “Bunny” and Pauline Lause. Izzie Kramer will continue to manage both businesses. Sheeter said he plans to upgrade the food service in the café and may expand the bar. He said remodeling, including lowering of ceilings, is planned for the hotel. • Claude and Mary Bergfeld, have purchased The Body Shop, 111 W. Third Street, and began operations today. They have renamed the business the Delphos Fitness Center Inc., and have employed Pam Place as manager. The Bergfelds intend to repaint and remodel the center and give it a “face lift.” 50 Years Ago — 1961 • The Little League Cardinals just keep rollin’ along. The Cards chalked their seventh victory without a setback over the Braves, 14-10 Thursday night. David Will was the starting and winning pitcher for the Cards. He worked three innings and was relieved by Randy Rinehart. • Officers for the coming year were installed at the Ladies Night meeting of the Optimist Breakfast Club held Thursday at NuMaude’s Restaurant. Installed were Wilbur Ayers, president; John Metzner, Jr., vice president; Robert Turner, treasurer; Robert Shenk, secretary; Howard Raabe, sergeantat-arms, and Romus Brandehoff, Mack Endsley and Robert McDonald, directors. • A popular young temporary resident of Delphos, Mary Elizabeth Dziekonski, exchange student from Chile, South America, was the guest of honor at a farewell party Wednesday evening at the Delphos Country Club. Arriving in Delphos in 1960, Dziekonski was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Byrne. She will leave Delphos Saturday, starting her return trip to South America, following a year’s study at St. John’s High School. 75 Years Ago — 1936 • Plans for the improvement of the old swimming pool at Waterworks Park have been cancelled. This action was taken Tuesday after a meeting at the park. Mr. Hogan, head of the safety division of the Allen County Red Cross advised that the risk of injury to those who would use the pool would be too great for the recreation department and the city of Delphos to take. He stated that the pool walls are now without any means of support and may cave in without a moment’s notice. • Juanita Nollan of the local United Brethren Church, placed third in the oratorical contest conducted Monday evening at Lakeside. Nollan and Ruth Good are attending the Young People’s convention of the United Brethren Church being held at Lakeside this week. • The dance pavilion, which has been popular with the young people of Delphos and of surrounding territory for a number of weeks past, will be in operation two nights this week. Frankie Grosso and his ten-piece orchestra will play at the pavilion on Friday night. The pavilion will also be a center of attraction Saturday night for the Fourth of July celebration.

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Colbert SuperPac gets approval
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission said Thursday that comedian Stephen Colbert can use his TV show’s resources to boost his political action committee, but he must disclose some major expenses as in-kind contributions from the show’s corporate owners. Colbert played it straight during his appearance before the commission, letting his attorney do most of the talking while saving his trademark quips for a crowd that gathered outside the commission building after the meeting. “I don’t accept the status quo,” he told the crowd, brandishing a portable credit card processing machine. “I do accept Visa, MasterCard or American Express.” Many in the crowd handed Colbert their credit cards or dollar bills as contributions. Asked what point he was trying to make about corporate America, Colbert did not miss a beat. “None,” he quipped. “I want their money.” Colbert, who plays a conservative TV pundit on “The Colbert Report,” is forming Colbert SuperPAC, a type of political action committee that will allow him to raise unlimited amounts of money from corporations, unions and individuals. The money will be used to support or oppose candidates in the 2012 elections through independent expenditures such as TV ads. Colbert has not indicated what kinds of candidates he might support. The FEC decision comes amid a broader erosion of campaign finance regulations in the wake of recent court rulings and with Republicans on the Federal Election Commission and elsewhere pushing for a rollback to give corporations and other wealthy donors stronger sway in financing campaigns. Colbert had asked the commission for a “media exemption” to allow him to use his show’s airtime, staff and other resources for his political action committee without having to publicly disclose them as in-kind contributions from Comedy Central’s parent company, Viacom Inc. In-kind contributions are given as goods or services rather than money. Colbert has said those undisclosed contributions could include the use of his show’s staff to create TV advertisements about candidates that would air as paid commercials on other shows and networks. The commission ruled 5-1 that he would have to publicly disclose as in-kind contributions from Viacom any ads produced by the show for Colbert Super PAC that air on other shows or networks. He also would have to disclose administrative costs that his show covers for Colbert SuperPAC. The Colbert ruling eclipsed a lesser-noticed decision by the Federal Election Commission Thursday that could also have a significant impact on the 2012 elections. The commission said candidates and party officials may solicit contributions for super PACs, but those contributions could not exceed the $5,000 limit for donations that applies to traditional political action committees.

Obama: ‘Fuss’ over Libya is politics
By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday dismissed the congressional criticism of his decision to wage war against Libya as political and argued that any sign of support from Washington for strongman Moammar Gadhafi makes no sense. Pushing back against Republicans and Democrats, Obama defended his decision to order U.S. military action more than three months ago and insisted he had not violated the 1973 War Powers Resolution, which requires congressional authorization within 60 days of the first military strikes. The president claims Americans supporting the NATO-led operation are not engaged in full-blown hostilities, making congressional consent unnecessary. “We have engaged in a limited operation to help a lot of people against one of the worst tyrants in the world, somebody who nobody should want to defend,” Obama said at a White House news conference. “And we should be sending out By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press a unified message to this guy that he should step down and give his people a fair chance to live their lives without fear. And this suddenly becomes the cause celebre for some folks in Congress? Come on.” The reason, the president said, is “a lot of this fuss is politics.” In fact, congressional Republicans and Democrats have challenged Obama’s authority and claims. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 14-5 on Tuesday for a resolution approving the military campaign against Libya, but only after adopting an amendment by Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., that said the U.S. military actions are hostilities that require congressional approval under the War Powers Resolution. Last week, the House voted overwhelmingly against giving Obama the authority to continue the military mission but stopped short of cutting off funds. House Republicans and Democrats contend that Obama has not provided a compelling rationale for the operation and ignored Congress in not seeking its

ing on what threshold is established as high income. Obama is proposing to eliminate $41 billion in tax breaks for oil and natural gas companies, raise taxes on investment fund managers by $21 billion and change the way many businesses value their inventories for tax purposes. The change in inventory accounting would raise an estimated $70 billion over the next decade, hitting manufacturers and energy companies, among others. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has given Congress an Aug. 2 deadline for raising the current debt ceiling, currently $14.3 trillion, to avoid defaulting on the government’s financial obligations for the first time in the nation’s history. He warns that a default could trigger potentially dire consequences for an already anemic economy, including higher interest rates, tighter credit and new rounds of job layoffs. The government hit the debt ceiling in May and has been juggling accounts since then to make all its payments. Obama says he is proposing a balanced approach that spreads the pain among people who rely on government services and those most able to finance them.

AP Exclusive: Fuzzy math in health law formula
WASHINGTON — Another unintended consequence of President Barack Obama’s health care law has emerged: Older adults of the same age and income with similar medical histories could pay widely different amounts for private health insurance due to a quirk of the complex legislation. Those differences could be substantial. A 62-year-old could end up paying $1,200 a year more than his neighbor, in one example. And experts say the disparities among married couples would be much larger. A leading GOP senator is considering a fix. Aware of the problem, the Obama administration says it is exploring options to head off what could be yet another controversy over the health care overhaul. Starting in 2014, the law expands coverage to more than 30 million uninsured people and requires most Americans to carry insurance. The glitch affects mainly older adults who are too young for a Medicare card but have reached 62, when people can qualify for early retirement from Social Security. Sixty-two is the most common age at which Americans start taking Social Security, although their monthly benefit is reduced. As the law now stands, those who take early retirement would get a significant break on their health insurance premiums. Part or all of their Social Security benefits would not be counted as income in figuring out whether they can get federal subsidies to help pay their premiums until they join Medicare at 65. “There is an equity issue here,” said Robert Laszewski, former health insurance executive turned policy consultant. “If you get a job for 40 hours a week, you’re going to pay more for health insurance than if you don’t get a job.” The administration says it is working on the problem. “We are monitoring this issue and exploring options that would take into account the needs of Social Security beneficiaries, many of whom are disabled or individuals of limited means,” Emily McMahon, a top Treasury Department policy official, said in a statement to The Associated Press. McMahon doubted the health care discount would start a stampede toward early retirement at a time when many experts are urging older Americans to stay on the job longer. Only a “limited number of individuals” would decide they’re better off not working, she said. Other administration officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because the issue is politically sensitive, said there’s concern that the situa-

authority. Seventy Democrats abandoned the president on the 295-123 vote. “I honestly don’t know how he can say it’s political,” said Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., in a telephone interview shortly after the president’s news conference. “We, in a strong bipartisan voice, said it’s not about parties, it’s about separation of power.” The constitutional clash pits the commander in chief, who says he has the legal authority to involve the U.S. military in the mission in Libya, against the Congress, where lawmakers seized on reports that Obama overruled the advice of some of his legal advisers in their interpretation of the War Powers Resolution. “The administration’s own lawyers believe that the president has failed to comply with the War Powers Act,” said Michael Steel, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. “His refusal to answer a basic question — does he believe the law is constitutional or not? — is unacceptable. Congress, and the American people, deserve a straight answer.”

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tion could create a perception that hard-working people get a worse deal compared with less-industrious peers. A leading GOP senator is also getting involved. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is considering legislation that would eliminate the problem, aides said Thursday. It would allow Social Security retirement benefits to be counted as income, as has traditionally been the case for many programs that provide government assistance to individuals. Enzi is the senior Republican on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. To see how the Social Security wrinkle would work, consider a hypothetical example of two neighbors on the same block. They are both 62 and each makes $39,500 a year. But one gets all his income from working, while the other gets $20,000 from part-time work and $19,500 from Social Security. Neither gets health insurance on the job. Instead, they purchase it individually. Starting in 2014, they would get coverage through a new online health insurance market called an exchange. Millions of people in the exchanges would get federal tax credits, based on income, to make their premiums more affordable. Less-healthy consumers could not be turned away or charged more because of their medical problems.

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TODAY 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. MONDAY INDEPENDENCE DAY! 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 Coon and Sportsman’s Club meets. Delphos City Council meets at the municipal building, 608 N. Canal St. 7:30 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. - noon — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St., Kalida. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 11:45 a.m. — Rotary Club meets at the Delphos Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Kiwanis Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. Delphos Civil Service Commission meets at Municipal Building. 7:30 p.m. — Hope Lodge 214 Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Temple, North Main Street. 9 p.m. — Fort Jennings Lions Club meets at the Outpost Restaurant. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is be open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Ladies Club, Trinity United Methodist Church. 7 p.m. — Delphos Emergency Medical Service meeting, EMS building, Second Street. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos Chapter 23, Order of Eastern Star, meets at the Masonic Temple, North Main Street. 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. 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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Smith receives academic award
Delphos resident Stephanie Smith, an early childhood education major at Cedarville University, recently received the Irma M. Dodson Award during the University’s Honors Day event. The award is given to a

Delphos resident Stephanie Smith receives the Irma M. Dodson Award from Professor Stephen Gruber, Ed.D. at Cedarville University’s Honors Day event.

Putnam libraries offer Kids Movie Night, more
The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa has announced the following upcoming events: Kids Movie Night The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will show a movie at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Due to licensing we can not post the movie title outside the library. Call the library for the title. All are welcome to see this free movie. This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Putnam County District Library. Youth Workshop The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will host ”Dear Mr. President” at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. Join scholar Richard Johnson (as Abraham Lincoln) for the Ohio Chautauqua 2011 Civil War Workshop. Dr. Johnson tells the delightful and inspiring story of Grace Bedell, the 11-year-old girl who convinced Abraham Lincoln to grow a beard. He continues to read more recent letters from children to U.S. presidents, and then encourages children to send a letter or drawing to our current president. If a return address is provided, the letters will be sent to the White House and the child will receive a reply, a nice memento of our chautauqua experience. This program is sponsored by the Ohio State Lima Board of Trustees. Johnny Appleseed The Putnam County District Library will have “Johnny Appleseed” program at 4 locations. Join “Johnny Appleseed” as he tells about his life and travels. Register at any of these presentations for African Safari Tickets. Winner will be drawn at the last presentation. The program schedule is: 10 a.m. July 12 at the Fort Jennings location; 1 p.m July 12 at the Columbus Grove location; 10 a.m. July 13 at the Pandora-Riley location; 1

graduating senior who has demonstrated teaching excellence during the classroom field experiences and student teaching. Smith is the daughter of Wayne and Lisa Smith of Delphos.

p.m. July 13 at the OttovilleMonterey Township location. These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Putnam County District Library & Area Local Businesses. Pinata program The Putnam County District Library will hold “Make a paper mache pinata” program at four locations. Register at any of these presentations for Ottawa Pool Tickets. Winner will be drawn at the last presentation. The program schedule is: 10 a.m. July 14 at the Continental location; 1 p.m. July 14 at the Leipsic location; 10 a.m. July 19 at the Kalida location; and 1 p.m. July 19 at the Ottawa location These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Putnam County District Library and local businesses. For more programs visit our website at www.mypcdl. org.

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STANDINGS Buckeye Boys Pony League Team Record Payne 6-1 Convoy 6-1 Wren 5-2 Ohio City 5-3 Middle Point 3-4 VW Alspach-Gearhart 2-3 Wallace Plumbing VW 3-5 Willshire 3-6 Van Wert Elks 0-8 Tri-County Little League Team Record Delpha Chevy Reds 12-2 K of C Indians 11-4 Delphos Pirates 10-3 VFW Cardinals 9-6 Ft. Jennings Musketeers 9-6 Delphos Braves 7-6 1st Federal Athletics 3-11 Greif Rangers 2-12 Young’s Waste Ser.Yankees 1-14 Inner County League Team Record VW Vision Cubs 13-0 Middle Point 1 Reds 11-2 Optimist Reds 11-4 VW Federal Astros 6-6 VW Serv. Club Red Sox 6-6 Lee Kinstle Pirates 5-8 Middle Point 2 Gray 2-8 Convoy Rockies 3-11 Convoy Dodgers 1-15 ----------

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Win % .857 .857 .714 .625 .429 .400 .375 .333 .000 Win % .857 .733 .769 .600 .600 .538 .214 .143 .067 Win % 1.000 .846 .733 .500 .500 .385 .200 .214 .063 GB 1 1.5 3 3 3.5 4 6.5 GB 1.5 1.5 3.5 3.5 4.5 9 10 11.5 GB 2 3 6.5 6.5 8 9.5 10.5 13.5 Home Away 2-1 4-0 3-1 3-0 4-1 1-1 3-2 2-1 2-1 1-3 2-0 0-3 3-1 0-4 2-3 1-3 0-2 0-6 RF 39 87 64 42 40 32 50 53 39 RA 17 32 38 46 54 67 41 58 93 RA 41 102 34 60 81 57 140 151 225 RA 19 40 37 64 86 82 108 146 209 Last 10 Streak 6-1 Won 6 6-1 Won 2 5-2 Lost 1 5-3 Lost 1 3-4 Won 1 2-3 Lost 2 3-5 Won 2 3-6 Won 1 0-8 Lost 8 Last 10 Streak 10-0 Won 10 7-3 Won 3 7-3 Lost 3 7-3 Won 1 7-3 Won 3 6-4 Lost 1 1-9 Lost 3 1-9 Lost 5 1-9 Lost 8 Last 10 Streak 10-0 Won 13 8-2 Won 5 8-2 Won 4 5-5 Lost 3 5-5 Lost 1 4-6 Won 1 2-8 Lost 2 2-8 Lost 2 0-10 Lost 12

Laudick’s arm lifts Kalida in ACME tourney
By Charlie Warnimont Delphos Herald Correspondent MILLER CITY – In a double-elimination tournament, it’s important to get off to a good start. Kalida couldn’t ask for any better start to the PauldingPutnam ACME baseball sectional than they had Thursday evening. Behind a solid pitching effort from Jordan Laudick, Kalida opened sectional action with a 7-1 win over host Miller City. The win sends Kalida (10-4) into a second-round game against Continental at 4 p.m. today at Miller City. Laudick hadn’t pitched in a while for the Wildcats but it didn’t show as he threw a 1-hitter against Miller City. He finished with 10 strikeouts, including five in a row at one point, and ended the game striking out the side in the seventh. He also hit two batters in the game. The lone hit against Laudick was a second-inning solo home run by Brent Riepenhoff leading off. “We needed that big outing out of him,” Kalida coach Joel Rampe said. “He hadn’t pitched for us in a while and we needed that seven innings from him to keep our pitching rotation in order. He pitched an awesome game; we couldn’t ask for more from him. We’ve been on a little bit of a slide lately and this is a good win for us.” “He definitely kept us off balance,” said Miller City coach Beau Pester. “He mixed up his pitches well. He threw the ball real well tonight. It was one of those days where we were not seeing the ball or just not hitting it.” Laudick was able to pitch with a lead from the start as Kalida scored twice in the top of the first inning. Paul Utendorf opened the game dropping a single into shallow left field. After an out, Nick Guisinger was hit by a pitch before Jordan Ellerbrock doubled off the right-field wall to score Utendorf. A sacrifice fly by Laudick to right scored the second run of the inning, Guisinger. Miller City attempted to cut into the Kalida lead in the bottom of the first as Cody Gable was hit by a pitch and stole second base. A groundout to short moved him to third base before two fly balls ended the threat. Kalida had a chance to increase its lead in the second inning as Tyler Heitmeyer singled and stole second base. Eric Kahle followed with a single and stole second base to put runners at second and third base. After a strikeout, Utendorf grounded a ball back to Wildcat pitcher Brent Hermiller, who held Heitmeyer at third base before throwing to first base. Heitmeyer took off for home but was tagged out as Austin Lammers took a throw from Ross Kaufman and blocked Heitmeyer from the plate. Kalida expanded their slim 2-1 lead in the fourth inning as they scored three runs. Laudick singled to start the inning and stole second base before Kevan Unverferth worked a walk. After an out, Kahle dropped a single into short right field before Neil Recker walked on four pitches to force in a run. Utendorf then hit a slow chopper to shortstop that was mishandled, allowing a run to score. After a forceout at home plate, Guisinger lined a single to center to make it a 5-1 game.

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WEDNESDAY RESULTS Tri-County Little League Delpha Chevy Reds 24, Young’s Waste Service Yankees 0 Ft. Jennings Musketeers 6, Delphos Pirates 4 K of C Indians 5, Delphos Braves 4 VFW Cardinals 12, 1st Federal Athletics 0 Inner County League MP 2 6, Convoy Dodgers 1 THURSDAY’S RESULTS Delphos Minor League First Round Fourth of July Tournament Mets 7, Tigers 4 Dodgers 11, Orioles 1 Pirates 13, Reds 1 Cubs 5, Indians 3 Inner County League Optimist Reds 13, Convoy Dodgers 1

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Kalida finished its scoring in the seventh inning as Heitmeyer walked with one out and stole second. After an out, Recker reached on an infield single that put runners on the corners. The Wildcats then pulled off a double steal for a 6-1 lead. A single by Utendorf to left allowed Recker to score. Laudick finished off his masterpiece by striking out the heart of the Miller City lineup. Utendorf had three hits — a double and two singles — for Kalida, while Kahle and Recker both had two hits. “We only had a couple of balls hit hard; we just had a lot of well-placed hits that we got runs out of,” Rampe said. “It’s something we hadn’t been doing lately, getting runners on and bringing them around to score.” Hermiller took the loss for Miller City as he went 6 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs on 12 hits with nine strikeouts and walked five batters. He also hit one batter. Riepenhoff came on to get the final out of the Kalida seventh.
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Sharapova’s shaky serves reach Wimbledon final
By CHRIS LEHOURITES The Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England — Maria Sharapova whacked some serves long and blasted others straight into the net, and all too often she did it one after another. It didn’t matter much, though, because the fifthseeded Russian overcame 13 double-faults in a woeful serving display to reach her first Wimbledon final since 2004, beating German wild card Sabine Lisicki 6-4, 6-3 Thursday. “From the beginning I didn’t quite serve well,” said Sharapova, who won the first of her three Grand Slam titles at the All England Club seven years ago. “I felt like I was just rushing things, my first serve. ... I didn’t really want to give her too many looks on second serves. I think maybe I overthought it too much.” Sharapova has yet to drop a set at this year’s tournament and she’ll be the favorite on Saturday when she faces Petra Kvitova in the championship match. The eighth-seeded Kvitova advanced by beating Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 3-6, 6-2, hitting nine aces en route to her first major final. In the men’s semifinals today, Novak Djokovic will be first up on Centre Court against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Defending champion Rafael Nadal is then scheduled to face Andy Murray. At 24, Sharapova was the oldest semifinalist at this year’s tournament — and her 7-year gap between Wimbledon finals is the longest in the Open era. That extra experience could be what pulled her through even though her serve let her down early. After Lisicki held to open the match, Sharapova was broken at love. The first point of the game was a double-fault and so was the last. Down 3-0, Sharapova again double-faulted twice, with the second miscue giving Lisicki another break point. Sharapova saved that — and the match. From there, Sharapova won 12 of the final 16 games. Sharapova, who also won the 2006 U.S. Open and the 2008 Australian Open, underwent shoulder surgery in October 2008. Since then, the Russian had been in exactly one Grand Slam semifinal — a few weeks ago at the French Open. In the final, Sharapova’s serve will have to improve if she wants to win a fourth major against Kvitova, who had never won a match on grass before last year’s tournament, when she reached the semifinals.

McDonald’s Junior Series Lee Kinstle Open - Hickory Sticks Golf Club, Van Wert Thursday’s Results BOYS 12-13: 1. Joshah Rager 39; 2. (tie) Adam Vieira and Ian Hasting 46 - Vieira defeated Hasting in a 2-hole playoff for 2nd place; 4. James Riepenhoff II 47; 5. Ryan Smelewski 49; 6. Jared Hernandez 50; 7. Josh Klausing 52. BOYS 14-15: 1. Xavier Francis 43-38-81; 2. (tie) Alex Britton 41-4889 and Wesley Markward 47-42-89; 3. Zach Erhart 43-47-90; 4. Brandon Hernandez 51-43-94; 5. Connor Mosier 49-46-95; 6. (tie) Adam Jurczyk 49-47-96, Corbin Linder 50-46-96 and Westin Young 46-5096; 7. Stephen Fleck 52-46-98; 8. (tie) Evan Hall 50-49-99 and David Jenkins, 54-45-99. BOYS 16-18: 1. Josh Klaus 35-42-77; 2. (tie) Ben Thieman 40-38-78 , Grady Gudakunst 38-4078 and Tyler Turnwald 37-41-78 Thieman wins playoff for 2nd place; 4. Jacob Brake 39-40-79; 5. (tie) Jordan Bollenbacher 40-41-81 and
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Kyle Karhoff 40-41-81; 6. (tie) Evan Crites 40-42-82, Matt Holt 42-40-82, Zachary Jamal 44-38-82 and Calvin Milligan 39-43-82; 7. (tie) Kevin Lewis 40-43-83 and Brian Schatzer 44-39-83; 8. (tie) Nick Kayser 43-4487 and Matthew Cucciarre 44-4387; 9. Cody Kundert 44-46-90; 10. (tie) Lucas Herrmann 43-48-91, Brad Shaffer 49-41-91 and Zach Weber 45-46-91; 11. (tie) Eric Bergfeld 49-46-95 and Cole Fischbach 51-4495; 12. (tie) Brandon Casto 54-4296, Bobby Crow 49-47-96 and Derek Langmeyer 49-47-96; 13. William Greer 52-57-109. GIRLS 15 & UNDER: 1. (tie) Abby Hausfeld, and Emily Knouff 62 - Hausfeld defeated Knouf in a 1-hole playoff for 1st place; 3. Shelby Young 76; 4. Breanna Jenkins 83. GIRLS 16-18: 1. Emily Crow 40-39-79; 2. Lesli Stolly 42-39-81; 3. Kelly Mueller, 42-44-86; 4. Kaitlyn Brant 47-40-87; 5. Ashley Saylor 47-43-90; 6. Morgan VanMeter 44-47-91; 7. Shelby Warner 51-4697; 8. Shelby Kohler 47-53-100; 9. Hannah Smith 54-52-106.

The Ellis Door & Window Open - Tamarac, Lima Rescheduled Today’s Tee Times Hole Tee Time Team # Age Division Names Not on any team 01 8:00 a.m. Team #1 Boys 16-18 Jordan Bollenbacher, Bobby Crow, Calvin Milligan 01 8:08 a.m. Team #2 Boys 16-18 Evan Crites, Jacob Brake, Zachary Jamal, Evan Wilker 01 8:16 a.m. Team #3 Boys 16-18 Matthew Cucciarre, Ben Thieman, Cody Kundert, Austin Goodridge 01 8:24 a.m. Team #4 Boys 16-18 Josh Spieles, Tim Levers, Matt Holt, Blaine Ricketts 01 8:32 a.m. Team #5 Boys 16-18 Darin Bergman, Ian Haidle, Lucas Herrmann, Reed Bok 01 8:40 a.m. Team #6 Boys 16-18 Brian Schatzer, Josh Klaus, Max Pulfer, Kyle Karhoff 01 8:48 a.m. Team #7 Boys 14-15 Freddie Purdy, Westin Young, Adam Jurczyk 01 8:56 a.m. Team #8 Boys 14-15 David Jenkins, Connor Mosier, Nate Cellar 01 9:04 a.m. Team #9 Boys 14-15 Cole Jordan, Alex Britton, Zach Erhart, Drew Wayman 01 9:12 a.m. Team #10 Boys 14-15 Jimmie Ebeling, Wesley Markward, Xavier Francis, Brandon Hernandez 01 9:20 a.m. Team #11 Boys 14-15 Stephen Fleck, Troy Korkate, Ryan Miller, Slade Downing 01 9:28 a.m. Team #12 Girls 16-18 Nicole Joseph, Heather Comer, Kaitlyn Brant, Kelly Mueller 01 9:36 a.m. Team #13 Girls 16-18 Shelby Warner, Lesli Stolly, Morgan VanMeter 10 8:00 a.m. Team #14 Boys 12-13 Adam Vieira, James Riepenhoff II, Spencer Stubbs 10 8:08 a.m. Team #15 Boys 12-13 Connor Meiring, Will Greeley, Ross Pulfer 10 8:16 a.m. Team #16 Boys 12-13 Joshah Rager, Todd Crowe, Ian Hasting 10 8:24 a.m. Team #17 Boys 12-13 Brady Wheeler, Brad Gottemoeller, Grant Ricketts, Collin Nartker 10 8:32 a.m. Team #18 Girls 15 & Under Sarah Scheiwiller, Shelby Young, Maddison Stallkamp 10 8:40 a.m. Team #19 Girls 15 & Under Sydney Hooks, Emily Knouff, Natalie Hunt 10 8:48 a.m. Team #20 Girls 15 & Under Keeley Smith, Morgan Barnett, Breanna Jenkins 01A 8:00 a.m. Team #21 Peewee (Tamarac, Hawthorne, Sp) Erin Mulcahy, Jill Schmitmeyer, Carlie VanMeter 01A 8:08 a.m. Team #22 Peewee (Tamarac, Hawthorne, Sp) John Vogelpohl, Mary Kelly Mulcahy, Meghan Mulcahy 01A 8:16 a.m. Team #23 Peewee (Tamarac, Hawthorne, Sp) Eric Warnock, Luke Neuenschwander, Ethan Warnock 01A 8:24 a.m. Team #24 Peewee (Tamarac, Hawthorne, Sp) Jared Hernandez, Grace Miller, Cameron Worsham, Annika Wilker 01A 8:32 a.m. Team #25 Peewee (Tamarac, Hawthorne, Sp) Christian Nartker, Tony Cumella, Ethan Ricketts, Jessica Wilker 01A 8:40 a.m. Team #26 Peewee (Tamarac, Hawthorne, Sp) Ross Otto, Riley Smith, Nathan Davisson, Dominic Riepenhoff 01A 8:48 a.m. Team #27 Peewee (Tamarac, Hawthorne, Sp) Colin Pasion, Grant Wheeler, Jacob Black, Alex Wisser

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany reached the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals, beating Nigeria 1-0 Thursday when Simone Laudehr scored on a thunderous volley during a 54th-minute goalmouth scramble in a surprisingly tight game. Goalkeeper Nadine Angerer celebrated her 100th international appearance with a shutout. The host nation, which won both its games, looked hardly convincing in the 3-week tournament it is favored to win. After France routed Canada 4-0 to also advance, Germany must beat its neighbor Tuesday

Germany beats Nigeria 1-0 in Women’s World Cup
if the 2-time defending champions are to win Group A. Nigeria was eliminated along with Canada. The United States (1-0) plays Colombia in Group C on Saturday in Sinsheim. With Nigeria needing a victory to stay in contention, Germany understood the task. But despite the support of a sellout crowd of 48,817, it managed little beyond territorial domination. In a sometimes rough game that referee Cha Sung-mi had trouble controlling, Nigeria went head-to-head with Germany as much as possible but was unable to create many chances against the 2-time defending champion. Germany stuck with the same lineup as the one that beat Canada 2-1 in its opener, keeping star Birgit Prinz in front of her home crowd despite a disappointing opening game. She was just as poor this time. After a missed overhead kick halfway through the game, she glanced at the sky in exasperation, knowing her poor form this season has extended into the World Cup. The 33-year-old Prinz needs one goal to become the first woman to score at least once in five World Cups. She leads the

Against Azarenka, Kvitova dominated her service games, hitting three aces in a row in the final game of the first set and getting broken only once. “All match it was around both serves,” Kvitova said, “so I’m very happy my serve was good in the third set.” Kvitova was playing in only her second major semifinal and dictated the play throughout. The Czech left-hander had 40 winners and 14 unforced errors, while Azarenka had only nine winners and seven unforced errors. Kvitova is the first lefthanded woman to reach the Wimbledon final since Martina Navratilova in 1994. Navratilova, who won the title nine times and was in the crowd Thursday, and Ann Jones (in 1969) are the only left-handers to win the championship dish at the All England Club.

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The Associated Press National League East Division W L Philadelphia 51 31 Atlanta 47 35 New York 41 40 Washington 40 41 Florida 36 45 Central Division W L Milwaukee 44 38 St. Louis 44 38 Pittsburgh 41 39 Cincinnati 42 40 Chicago 34 48 Houston 29 53 West Division W L San Francisco 46 36 Arizona 44 38 Colorado 39 42 San Diego 37 45 Los Angeles 36 46 ----American League East Division W New York 48 Boston 46 Tampa Bay 45 Toronto 40 Baltimore 35

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career list with 14 goals. And once Neid removed Prinz, the game turned. “I substituted her because I wanted more pressure upfield,” Germany coach Sylvia Neid explained. Midfielder Celia Okoyino Da Mbabi swung in a low free kick from the left. A first stab for a goal was smothered and a shot from Alexandra Popp was blocked. But then Laudehr blasted the ball home. Finally, the German flags went up in the stands and the roar was deafening. Germany was on its way to the quarterfinals.

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(Penny 5-6), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 5-6) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 7-6), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 7-4) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 7-6), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 6-4) at Tampa Bay (W.Davis 7-5), 7:10 p.m. Baltimore (Guthrie 3-9) at Atlanta (Jurrjens 10-3), 7:35 p.m. Boston (Wakefield 4-3) at Houston (Norris 4-6), 8:05 p.m. Florida (Ani.Sanchez 6-1) at Texas (Ogando 7-3), 8:05 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 1-2) at Colorado (Nicasio 2-1), 8:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 9-4) at Minnesota (Liriano 4-7), 8:10 p.m. Arizona (Collmenter 4-4) at Oakland (Harden 0-0), 10:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 5-9) at L.A. Angels (Chatwood 5-4), 10:05 p.m. San Diego (Moseley 2-7) at Seattle (Vargas 5-5), 10:10 p.m. Saturday’s NL Game Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 5-4 and Undecided) at Washington (Lannan 5-5 and L.Hernandez 5-8), 2, 3:35 p.m. Saturday’s Interleague Games Philadelphia (Halladay 10-3) at Toronto (C.Villanueva 5-1), 1:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Humber 7-4) at Chicago Cubs (Garza 4-6), 4:10 p.m. Cleveland (Carmona 4-10) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 3-2), 4:10 p.m.

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Once a month, Village Church volportunity to use public-school facilities unteers offer their neighborhood a gift TERRY MATTINGLY as secular groups. School leaders can -- free baby-sitting. elect to close their buildings to secular This Friday “Parents’ Night Out” and religious groups alike, thus avoidprogram uses nonreligious crafts and ing discrimination. games, which is important because the Now, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court Presbyterian flock’s leaders insist that of Appeals has challenged this status it’s open to parents of any “creed, color, quo. In a 2-1 decision, it backed New party or orientation.” It helps to know York City school-board attempts to ban that this evangelical church is located regular worship services in its facilities, in New York City’s Greenwich Village while allowing for some other forms of and meets in rented space in Public School 3. religious expression by religious groups. “We’re New Yorkers and we know all about the incredible “When worship services are performed in a place, the nadiversity of life in the Village,” said the Rev. Sam Andreades, ture of the site changes,” wrote Judge Pierre N. Leval. “The a former computer professional with a New York University site is no longer simply in a room in school being used temgraduate degree. “We’re trying to be part of that diversity. porarily for some activity. ... The place has, at least for a time, We live here.” become the church.” The question, however, is whether the Village Church The implication is that a “mysterious transformation” litwill get to stay where it is, pending the resolution of an old erally takes place during these worship services, noted Jorchurch-state clash that is probably headed back to the U.S. dan Lorence of the Alliance Defense Fund, a lawyer who has Supreme Court. It is one of 60 churches that rent space -- been involved in equal-access cases in New York City and outside of school hours -- in New York City’s nearly 1,700 elsewhere for a quarter of a century. schools. About 10,000 nonreligious groups take advantage of “There isn’t some kind of architectural alchemy at work the same opportunity. here that suddenly turns a school facility into a dangerous The question that vexes some educators is whether it’s ac- place,” he said. ceptable for churches to worship in their buildings. This is “Allowing unions to rent space in schools doesn’t turn currently allowed under equal-access laws that have become them into union halls. Allowing Alcoholics Anonymous to common nationwide in recent decades. use a school doesn’t turn it into the Betty Ford Clinic.” At the heart of the debate is a 2001 Supreme Court deciHowever, this ongoing conflict is evidence that many New sion -- Good News Club v. Milford Central School -- that Yorkers are spooked by the thought of people -- especially instructed educators to offer religious groups the same op- evangelicals -- worshipping in spaces created for secular edu-

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cation. The bottom line: What if believers dared to pray for the students and teachers who occupy those spaces on school days? In a New York Times essay, activist Katherine Stewart explained why she fiercely opposes having a church meet behind the red door of her local school on the Upper East Side. She also attacked the Village Church by name. “I could go on about why my daughter’s photo should not be made available for acts of worship, or why my P.T.A. donations should not be used to supply furniture for a religious group that thinks I am bound for hell,” concluded the author of the upcoming book, “The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children.” “Maybe it’s just that I imagine that that big red door is about education for all, not salvation for a few. Sometimes a building is more than a building.” The most disturbing theme in these arguments, said Andreades, is the frequent claim that his church and others like it are somehow aliens in their city. Renting space in PS3, he noted, allows his small flock to invest 10 percent of its budget into Village charities -- from an AIDS research center to programs for shut-ins, from arts projects to soup kitchens. “This church has been in the Village for 16 years,” he said. “We’ve had members attend that public school and teach at it. ... We know who we are and where we are and we think we belong here.”

Terry Mattingly is the director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and leads the GetReligion.org project to study religion and the news. COPYRIGHT 2011 United Feature Syndicate

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ZION CHRISTIAN UNION CHURCH 3025 Converse-Roselm Rd, Grover Hill Rev. Mark McKay, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 10:30 a.m. Junior Church. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Bible Study, Prayer Service; 7 p.m. Youth Meeting.

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Saturday, July 2, 2011 Although some of your old, negative ways may continue to linger, you should experience a new you in the next year. Of course, it will be up to you to accept change and make the most of what’s at hand. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Don’t ruin the weekend by letting an issue about which you and your mate disagree dominate your thinking. Dismiss it from your mind and enjoy the holiday. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Just because your imagination is running wild doesn’t mean everything that pops in your mind is all bad or all good. Evaluate each idea for what it’s worth and what you can do with it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- If you’re not on your toes, you could easily get off on the wrong foot with those whom you like the most. Take your foot out of your mouth and replace it with pleasant, heartwarming remarks. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) --Don’t let your natural-born talent for diplomacy and tact evade you, especially if some kind of misunderstanding threatens to blow things out of proportion. Stay in character. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) --Be open-minded and flexible if you find yourself involved in something where the methods or procedures being applied aren’t what you’d normally use. Go along with the gang. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Your carefree ways might be operating at full force, so be careful you don’t get too wild or out of hand in ways that could be offensive to others. Put a lid on things. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Even if your argument is an admirable one, it still might be tough to get others to follow your banner. Don’t let frustrations cause you to behave poorly. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -You’ve heard it before: “If you can’t say something nice about another, don’t say anything at all.” Otherwise, the comments you make could be distorted and won’t necessarily reflect your true thinking. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- It’s up to you: you can either go through the day being depressed and negative about everyone and everything, or get hold of yourself and begin thinking in a positive manner. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Don’t think you have to agree to hang out with a friend who is down in the mouth, knowing that he or she would do nothing but depress you. Have your excuses ready and go your own way. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Be extra careful when around authority figures. You’re not in a mood to be dictated to, and you could easily mouth off at the worst moment possible. Keep your cool at all times. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Get involved in a collective endeavor, especially if the parties involved are free thinkers. You need to be around people who are as forward looking and visionary as you are.

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By P. SOLOMON BANDA and SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — Firefighters were confident Thursday they had stopped the advance of a wildfire that headed toward the Los Alamos nuclear lab and the nearby town that now sits empty for the second time in 11 years, even as they battled the blaze that crept into a canyon that descends into the town and parts of the lab. Of 1,000 firefighters on the scene, 200 were battling the blaze in Los Alamos Canyon, which runs past the old Manhattan Project site in town and a 1940s era dump site where workers are near the end of a clean-up project of low-level radioactive waste. The World War II Manhattan Project developed the first atomic bomb, and workers from the era dumped hazardous and radioactive waste in trenches along six acres atop the mesa where the town sits. “The threat is pretty limited,” said Kevin Smith, site manager for Los Alamos for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, which over sees the lab. “Most of the materials have been dug up.” Los Alamos Canyon runs through town and a portion of the northern end of the lab, where a weapons research nuclear reactor was located until it was demolished in 2003. The fire burned upslope at least three miles from the sites and didn’t pose an immediate threat. Los Alamos County Fire Chief Doug Tucker said the area in the canyon was burning had been previously been thinned, providing a safe area for firefighters to attack it. “Am I concerned? Yes. Do I feel threatened? No. But it’s fire and it’s dangerous,” Tucker said. In an evening briefing, Tucker said efforts that included burning out brush and other fuels and laying down a line of foam down a slope to keep the fire up the canyon appeared to be successful. “I’ll feel better about it in the morning,” he said. Tucker noted that conditions in the area are so dry that the fire, which had charred nearly 145 square miles, was burning downed trees that were scorched in the huge Cerro Grande fire in 2000. The fire also burned through moisture-rich aspen trees to push into the canyon. Meanwhile, residents of Los Alamos, who fled the town earlier in the week under an evacuation order, wouldn’t be allowed back home until Sunday at the earliest, Tucker said. Despite the erratic nature of the blaze, fire officials remained confident that they could keep it from spreading onto the Los Alamos National Laboratory or into the town. They made progress on some fronts along its southern border Thursday even as the fire pushed northward toward land considered sacred by a Native American tribe. “Today is a good day for parts of this fire. It’s a bad day for other parts of this fire. Our hearts go out to the folks that are suffering the bad part,” Tucker said. The fire has chewed up tens of thousands of acres a day since it started Sunday, becoming among the largest forest fires in New Mexico history. Crews have contained only 3 percent of the fire. Fire officials believe the blaze will soon surpass the Dry Lakes fire, which burned more than 94,000 acres of the Gila National Forest in 2003. Thunderstorms bringing erratic winds and some rain moved over the fire area Thursday afternoon, as crews braced for gusts of up to 40 mph that could spark spot fires ahead of the blaze. Lab officials were trying to determine the extent to which experiments at the facility have been affected by a shutdown caused by the fastmoving fire. Lab Director Charles McMillan said teams will quickly figure out how things stand as soon as they’re able to return. Though the physical risk to the lab from the fire apparently had lessened Thursday, McMillan said “the laboratory is not just a bunch of buildings.” “It’s not just a bunch of equipment. The laboratory is the people of the laboratory. That is the fundamental asset that this laboratory has and those people live all over northern New Mexico,” he said. The lab has been closed since Monday, when the city of Los Alamos and some of its sur-

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LUBBOCK, Texas — A father accused of abandoning his 4-year-old son along a rural West Texas highway in the middle of the night was charged Thursday with attempted capital murder, prosecutors said. Ann Reed, 32nd Judicial District Attorney, said she upgraded the charge against Carlos Rico after talking with the Sweetwater police chief. “As the facts of the case developed it became apparent that the more serious charges were appropriate,” Reed told The Associated Press. The first-degree felony charge replaces the child endangerment charge he faced after another man found his son along Interstate 20 near Sweetwater about 3 a.m. Tuesday. The 22-year-old father is accused of choking the boy and dumping him on the road about three hours before he was found. Rico remained in the Nolan County jail on Thursday with bail set at $500,000. Jail officials said they did not know if Rico had an attorney and referred inquiries to the state district court, where clerks did not immediately respond to a phone message seeking comment. Police say the boy was picked up by a local high school basketball coach and taken to a hospital, where doctors removed at

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least 500 cactus spines from his body. He was released from the hospital Wednesday and has been placed into foster care. Rico was driving from Lubbock to Saginaw when he abandoned his son, and he was taken into custody Tuesday by police in the Fort Worth suburb, Saginaw police spokesman Damon Ing told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Rico’s cousin called police when Rico showed up to see him without his son, and investigators determined that Rico was the boy’s father, he said. Al Hunt, the Sweetwater High coach who found the boy, said he initially thought he was looking at a guardrail post until it moved. “It took me seconds to realize, ’it’s a little kid there,”’ the 54-year-old said. He said he pulled over and, not seeing a vehicle that the child might have been in, ran across the road and scooped the boy into his arms. He said the boy’s lips were cracked as if he were dehydrated, and that the only response the boy was able to give to his questions was to hold up four fingers when Hunt asked his age. The boy’s stepmother in Lubbock came to Sweetwater to be with him. The whereabouts of the boy’s biological mother were not immediately known, and it was unclear if she is involved in his life. Sweetwater is about 125 miles southeast of Lubbock.

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rounding areas — 12,000 people in all — were evacuated. There was no word on when it would reopen, but it was expected to remain idle at least through today. Officials said the lab has some 10,000 experiments running at the same time that have been put on hold. “We have a range of projects, some of them have shorter time deliverable, some of them are years to decades,” said McMillan, who last month took over management of the lab that sits atop desert mesas. The delayed projects include experiments run on two supercomputers, the Roadrunner and Cielo. The National Nuclear Security Administration’s three national laboratories — Los Alamos, Sandia, and Lawrence Livermore — all share computing time on Cielo, which is among the world’s fastest computers. The lab also works on such topics as renewable energy and particle physics, solar flares, forensics on terrorist attacks, and studying the AIDS virus at the molecular level to help scientists develop strategies for developing vaccines. Recent discoveries at the lab include a cheaper method of producing the element thorium, which is viewed as a potential sustainable energy source; so-called NanoBeacons that are silver atoms that glow different colors when they attach to certain acids and can help in diagnosing disease; and a special drilling fluid to help prevent massive oil spills, such as the one that happened last year in The Gulf.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A federal judge ordered Rhode Island officials Thursday to hand a suspect in a fatal robbery over to federal authorities after the governor, a death penalty opponent, refused to do so because the man could face execution if convicted. U.S. District Judge William E. Smith said that independent Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s refusal, under an interstate custody-transfer agreement, to turn over Jason Pleau so he can stand trial on federal murder charges does not mean the state can refuse a federal court order. The Providence man was indicted along with two others in federal court last year in the Sept. 20 shooting death of David Main, 49, as he approached a bank in Woonsocket to deposit receipts from the nearby Shell station where he worked. Prosecutors say a masked Pleau chased and shot Main multiple times, then made off with a bank deposit bag containing more than $12,000. He has not been arraigned on the federal charges yet because he is in state custody. He is serving an 18-year sentence in state prison for violating his parole in a separate case. But following the judge’s order, an arraignment was scheduled for July 8, court records show. The governor said in a statement that he has no objections to the order. “When the Department of Justice reviews this case to determine whether the death penalty is appropriate, I remain confident that Rhode Island’s steadfast opposition to the death penalty will be taken into account,” he said. Chafee reiterated that he “could not in good conscience voluntarily turn over any citizen of this state to another jurisdiction where a sentence of death could be imposed.”

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A spokeswoman for Rhode Island’s Department of Corrections did not immediately reply to a phone message seeking comment. Last week, Chafee refused to turn over Pleau because federal prosecutors could seek the death penalty — though it was not clear if they would. Pleau would not be exposed to a potential death sentence were the case tried in state court. In the past, Chafee has said he opposes the death penalty. Smith said in his order that it appears to be the first time a governor has defied the custody-transfer agreement. While part of the federal Interstate Agreement on Detainers Act, enacted in 1970, “serves to extend procedural protections to a prisoner transferred from state to federal custody, it does not turn well-grounded and immutable principles of federalism and federal supremacy on their head,” according to Smith’s order. Failure to honor the court order would violate the U.S. Constitution, which gives federal courts supremacy over state courts, Smith wrote. With the order issued, federal prosecutors are moving forward with their case, said Jim Martin, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Rhode Island. Pleau’s lawyers had asked the judge to deny the government’s request for a court order on custody transfer, but the judge refused, saying Pleau lacked standing. A lawyer for Pleau said he was still reviewing the order when reached by phone Thursday afternoon. Federal prosecutors say Pleau — along with his co-defendants Jose A. Santiago and Kelley M. Lajoie, both of Springfield, Mass. — hatched a plot to rob Main at least two days before the killing. They say Santiago drove the getaway car and that Lajoie acted as a lookout, providing information on Main’s movements by cell phone.

By JENNIFER PELTZ and TOM HAYS Associated Press

NEW YORK — Prosecutors have serious questions about the credibility of a hotel housekeeper who has accused former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn of raping her, and they are taking the extraordinary step of seeking a substantial reduction in his pricey bail, a person familiar with the case said Thursday. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss matters not yet made public in court, told The Associated Press that prosecutors have raised issues about the accuser’s credibility in the case against Strauss-Kahn, but would not elaborate on what those issues were. A separate law enforcement official who is familiar with the case, but not authorized to speak about it publicly, told the AP that the issue was not necessarily about the rape accusation itself, but about troubling questions surrounding the alleged victim’s background that could damage her credibility on the witness stand. The official refused to elaborate. The New York Police Department, which investigated the case, declined comment. The woman’s lawyer did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment. Strauss-Kahn has been under armed guard in a Manhattan townhouse after posting a total of $6 million in cash bail and bond. He denies the allegations. Prosecutors with the Manhattan district attorney’s office had argued against his release in May, citing the violent nature of the alleged offenses and saying his wealth and international connections would make it easy for him to flee. “The proof against him is substantial. It is continuing to grow every day as the investigation continues,” Assistant District Attorney John “Artie” McConnell told the judge. “We have a man who, by his own conduct in this case, has shown a propensity for impulsive criminal conduct.” The New York Times first reported that investigators uncovered major inconsistences in the woman’s account of her background, citing two law enforcement officials. One of the officials told the Times that the woman has repeatedly lied since making the initial allegation May 14.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s state government is closed for business. It shut down at 12:01 a.m. CDT today, the victim of an ongoing dispute over taxes and spending between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative majorities. Talks fell apart well before the deadline, leaving state parks closed on the brink of the Fourth of July weekend, putting road projects at a standstill and forcing thousands of state worker layoffs. Even before the final failure, officials padlocked highway rest areas and state parks, herding campers out. The full impact will hit this morning as thousands of laid-off state employees stay home until further notice and a wide array of services are suspended. Critical functions such as state troopers, prison guards, the courts and disaster responses will continue. On today morning, former Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz will begin the court-appointed job of sifting through appeals from groups arguing in favor of continued government funding for particular programs. Dayton addressed the looming shutdown at about 10 p.m. Thursday, emerging after a day of fitful negotiations with legislative Republicans to say the two sides were still fundamentally divided over how much the state should spend the next two years and that the shutdown was inevitable. “This is a night of deep sorrow for me,” Dayton said. Republican lawmakers had been gathered at the Capitol for hours as they demanded that Dayton do what he had said for months he would not do: Call a special session so they could pass a “lights on” budget bill to keep government running. The governor insisted he would only agree to a total budget solution that incorporated the many facets of state spending. “I think the governor’s insistence that we pass a full budget is not going to be of much comfort to Minnesotans who are going to see delays on the highways because construction projects stop,” said Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, R-Buffalo. “It’s not going to comfort people who can’t use our state parks, or who can’t get a driver’s license.” Officials in state parks had already started herding out campers Thursday, saying it would have been too difficult in the dead of night. Also Thursday, people rushed to get driver’s and fishing licenses at offices and service centers that would be locked up by morning.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Casey Anthony’s defense team rested its case Thursday in her high-profile murder trial without her testimony and some experts believe the strategy raised more questions than answers to support her claim that her 2-year daughter died in a tragic accident. The jury also saw a note from a failed suicide attempt by Casey Anthony’s own father, who wrestled with questions about what happened to his granddaughter. Casey Anthony claimed he helped her dispose of Caylee’s body after she drowned. At different parts of the note, George Anthony wrote: “Casey does not deserve to be where she is” and “She (Caylee) was found so close to home. Why?” The prosecution began its rebuttal on Thursday afternoon. Closing arguments will follow and the jury could begin deliberating by this weekend. If convicted of firstdegree murder, the 25-year-old could receive the death penalty. Her attorneys never produced any witnesses bolstering the claim made in last month’s opening statements that Anthony had acted without apparent remorse in the weeks after her daughter’s death because she had been molested by her father as a child, resulting in emotional problems. “If you do not at least present facts to support that argument, the jury is going to think you have no credibility,” said Tim Jansen, a former federal prosecutor and criminal defense attorney in Tallahassee. “When you promise the jury something and don’t deliver it you severely handicaps your client’s case and you undermine your credibility with that jury.” Instead, the 13-day defense primarily focused on poking holes in the prosecution’s contention that Anthony killed Caylee in June 2008 by covering her mouth with duct tape. Prosecutors said the woman dumped Caylee’s body in the woods near her parents’ home and then resumed her life of partying and shopping. Their case relied on circumstantial and forensic evidence, and it did have holes: Prosecutors had no witnesses who saw the killing or saw Casey Anthony with her daughter’s body. And there was no certain proof that the child suffocated. The prosecution began its rebuttal Thursday by walking through the door opened on Wednesday by the defense when it allowed parts of George Anthony’s suicide note to be admitted. The note included George Anthony asking questions about the death of his granddaughter. Several members of the jury were glued to their monitors as the prosecutor projected the letter for them to read. “Who is involved with this stuff for Caylee?” George Anthony wrote at one point in the letter to his family in January 2009. The defense said in its opening statement that Caylee drowned and that George Anthony, a former police officer, helped her cover up the death by making it look like a homicide and dumping the body near their home, where it was found by a meter reader six months later. George Anthony has vehemently denied any involvement in Caylee’s death, the disposal of her body or molesting his daughter. Florida A&M law professor Karin Moore said she was “confused” throughout the case by the defense’s approach. “The defense could have attacked George Anthony weeks ago on cross-examination during the state’s case, but waited until late in the trial,” she said. “I think they waited too long to ask the big questions and got themselves in trouble.” The defense’s final witnesses Thursday included Krystal Holloway, a woman who claims she had an affair with George Anthony that began after Caylee disappeared. She said he told her in November 2008 that Caylee’s death was “an accident that snowballed out of control.” George Anthony has denied having an affair with her but admitted visiting her home on several occasions.

Answers to Thursday’s questions: Utah named Jell-O its official snack in 2001. Skin experts say there are 20 million microscopic animals living on a square inch of your skin. Today’s questions: Peter Holden holds a dubious eating record. What is it? What is the highest U.S. tax rate for an individual? Answers in Saturday’s Herald. Today’s words: Outrance: to the bitter end Zootechny: scientific animal breeding The Outstanding National Debt as of 9:50 a.m. today was $14,350,422,159,233. The estimated population of the United States is 310,852,979, so each citizen’s share of this debt is $46,165. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.90 billion per day since Sept. 28, 2007!

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