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Area teachers have just one month left to apply for a McDonald’s MAC Grant, which offers financial support to help teachers Make Activities Count for their students. MAC Grant applications for grants of up to $400 for teachers in kindergarten through eighth grade must be submitted by July 31. Teachers can download or fill out an online application by visiting www. JerryLewisMcDonalds. com/macgrants. For additional application information teachers can call 419-2255916. A limited number of grant recipients will be chosen on or before Sept. 1. Local McDonald’s owner Jerry Lewis offers this educational initiative to assist area elementary and middle school teachers with their important job of educating young students. Recognizing that lessons often become more meaningful when demonstrated with hands-on experiences, McDonald’s supplements regular classroom curriculum by supporting activities that the school’s budget may not allow. Teachers can use grant money to energize a science lesson by building a weather station or make history come to life by recreating pioneer life with butter-churning and candle dipping. Because McDonald-s is soliciting ideas from teachers, project ideas are limitless. Lewis believes in giving back to the communities in which he does business and supporting a variety of worthy causes.

Schools get peek at State Report Cards
BY MIKE FORD Area school districts have received preliminary indications on what their respective state report cards may look like. The Ohio Board of Education has not completed its tally; Value Added and Adequate Yearly Progress have not been included. However, the figures as expected are anticipated to be an accurate sketch of where districts fall, though there may be some fluctuations that could make a difference. Delphos City Schools is expected to be an “Excellent” school again this year, as are Fort Jennings, Ottoville, Lincolnview and Spencerville schools. Elida chose not to release the information. Students are tested in grades 3-8, 11 and 12. The two high school grades are tested on reading, writing, math, social studies and science. Third- and sixth-grade students are only tested in reading and math, while writing is added to the other grades’ testing. Fifth- and eighth-graders are also tested

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on science and social studies. The state calculates the percentage for each grade on each subject by comparing the number of tested students with how many of them meet state minimum standards on the respective test to determine proficiency. For Delphos, the districtwide scores per subject are as follows: reading, 92 percent; writing, 98 percent; math, 85 percent; social studies, 95

percent; and science, 88 percent. Delphos met 25 of 26 indicators, giving the district a 96.2 percent overall grade. The district-wide scores per subject for Jennings Local Schools are as follows: reading, 90 percent; writing, 98 percent; math, 89 percent; social studies, 96 percent; and science, 92 percent. The district met 25 of 26 indicators, giving it a 96.2 percent overall grade.

Van Wert County budget has less red ink than 2011
By ED GEBERT Staff writer Economic conditions in Van Wert County have improved over last year but not enough to balance the 2012 general fund budget. At least not yet. At this point, the county’s general fund for 2012 is $393,020 in the red. While this figure is not the best news, the past three years budgets have shown around a $600,000 deficit at the first presentation. County Auditor Nancy Dixon met with the Van Wert County Commissioners on Thursday to present the first copy of the budget for the upcoming year. The session was actually a public hearing, but a representative of The Times Bulletin was the only other person in attendance. “We do have a two percent increase in salaries in this budget which would be one of the things we would have to look at if we don’t come up with the shortfall figure in January,” Dixon reported. “We have only had one budget in the last five years with a salary increase and in the last two years we’ve had decreases.” The overall general fund budget for 2012 is $8,195,432, with projected revenues of $7,453,003 and a carryover balance of almost $350,000. All county funds besides the general fund are budgeted in the black for the upcoming year. One year ago, the 2011 budget stood at over $7.9 million with a deficit of more than $620,000. That gap was made up somewhat with reduced spending but the big factor has been the increased revenue from sales tax collection in Van Wert County. The collections indicate more spending at county retailers that actually began near the beginning of 2010. At this point, sales in the county have increased over the previous year in 15 consecutive months, includ-

Ottoville Local Schools met all 26 indicators for a perfect 100 percent grade. Students scored 96 percent on reading; 95 percent on writing, math and social studies; and 91 percent on science. Lincolnview Local Schools also met all 26 indicators for a perfect overall performance. Students scored 92 percent on reading; 97 percent on writing; 84 per-

cent on math; 87 percent on social studies; and 86 percent on science. Spencerville Local Schools hit 25 of the 26 indicators for a 96.2 percent Excellent rating. Overall, the district scored 89 percent on reading; 81 percent on writing; 85 percent on math; 87 percent on social studies; and 84 percent on science. See more report cards on page 10.

The St. John’s girls soccer program will host a soccer camp — on behalf of the Delphos Soccer Association — July 16-17 at the St. John’s Annex soccer fields. The ages and times are as follows: 5 to 10-yearolds, 9-11 a.m.; 11 years and up, 1-3 p.m. The cost is $25 per person, which includes a camp T-shirt. Registration will be 9-10 a.m. Saturday and July 9 at the Annex. Kristy Hasenkamp will be the camp director, so if there are any questions, interested players can call her at (567) 204-2745 or e-mail her at siefk30@ Make checks payable to Lady Jays Soccer.
Low tonight in upper 60s with 40 percent chance of showers and storms. Sunday high in mid 80s; then, low in mid 60s Sunday night with 20 percent chance of showers and storms.

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BY MIKE FORD DELPHOS — Law enforcement faces many challenges in waging the war on drugs. The best tools at cops’ disposal are informants and sting operations to catch sellers in the act. With prescription pain killers, that may be the only way to get the “bust” because the pills are usually stored in a bottle with the seller’s name on it. Police Chief Kyle Fitto says law enforcement tactics are much the same regardless of the substance in question but there is that added issue with pharmaceutical drugs. When police search a suspect and find a “rock” of crack cocaine, there is no question the person is guilty of drug possession. However, when pills match the bottle and the bottle matches the suspect, the possession is usually legal — even when the suspect is widely-believed to sell the drug. “Let’s say everyone in a neighborhood is complaining about a guy selling prescription Vicodin. So, you stop him in traffic with the hope of finding some and you do — you find 120 Vicodin. However, they’re in a pill



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bottle with his name on it. There’s nothing you can do, even though everyone in town claims he is selling them,” he said. “We had a case where we had an informant who said his guy was going to Florida because he can go to a pain clinic and get them very easily. He knew when he would be back to Delphos and how many pills he would have but nothing ever came of it because he had them in a pill bottle with his name on it.” In Ohio, getting a legal surplus of prescription narcotics is becoming very difficult. The Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) cracks down on “doctorshopping” be tracking each patient’s prescriptions. Medical providers can see if a patient is attempting to get a prescription for a narcotic they already have; pharmacies can catch a patient trying to fill a prescription too early or too often; and law enforcement also has access to the database to police the issue. So, many dealers have been filling their supply in Florida, where walk-in pain clinics are widespread. Fittro said there are Delphos residents who have made it a practice to drive to there and use walk-in

“Let’s say everyone in a neighborhood is complaining about a guy selling prescription Vicodin. So, you stop him in traffic with the hope of finding some and you do — you find 120 Vicodin. However, they’re in a pill bottle with his name on it. There’s nothing you can do, even though everyone in town claims he is selling them.”
— Delphos Police Chief Kyle Fittro “pill mills” to get a surplus of drugs they already have “scripts” for in Ohio. They turn around and sell the extra pills, having acquired them for free through Medicaid, Medicare or at a reduced cost through insurance. Fittro said dealers almost never pay full price for these drugs and sell them, often, at 100 percent profit. For example, at $1 per milligram, a 60-count bottle of 80-mg Oxycontin will net $4,800 in illegal profit. With no overhead compared to selling traditional street drugs, profit and lack of regulation in Florida has garnered the “Sunshine State” another nickname — the “oxycodone See LAW, page 2

ing collections on April sales which were due to the county treasurer’s office in June. Dixon pointed out that she did raise the revenue estimates for 2012 based on that trend, but nothing is guaranteed. Complicating the budgeting process this time has been the proposed cuts in local government funds from Columbus. With the passage of the new biennial budget, the amount of funding from the state was cut. “We’ve taken 13 percent off of local government revenues for the last six months of this year and we’ve taken 25 percent from next year, which was the governor’s version,” Dixon noted. Bringing down the projected deficit while state funds to the county are also being cut, truly highlights the importance of the improved revenue situation. Dixon also explained that expected income from housing prisoners at the Van Wert County Correctional Facility was cut again. Sheriff Stan Owens has placed an inmate ceiling of 48 at the facility, based on an agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police Union. That has kept the county from bringing in money for housing inmates from surrounding counties. According to Dixon, expected income for 2012 is just $60,000. Comparatively, that figure was originally $140,000 for 2011, but has been cut to $70,000. If the red ink does not disappear by January, the commissioners could go back to the furlough program which helped bail the county out of financial jams in 2009 and 2010; and Dixon confirmed that is a possibility but if revenue trends continue it may not be necessary. The furloughs gave some county employees four fewer hours per week and forced some county offices to close Fridays at noon through part of 2009 and all of 2010. The 2012 budget is expected to be approved by the commissioners on Tuesday.

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What it’s all about
On July 2, 1776, Congress voted to approve a complete separation from Great Britain. Two days afterwards – July 4th – the early draft of the Declaration of Independence was signed, albeit by only two individuals at that time: John Hancock, President of Congress, and Charles Thompson, Secretary of Congress. Four days later, on July 8, members of Congress took that document and read it aloud from the steps of Independence Hall, proclaiming it to the city of Philadelphia, after which the Liberty Bell was rung. The inscription around the top of that bell, Leviticus 25:10, was most appropriate for the occasion: “Proclaim liberty throughout the land and to all the inhabitants thereof.” Have you ever considered what it meant for those 56 men – a group of ministers, business men, teachers, university professors, sailors, captains, farmers – to sign the Declaration of Independence? This was a contract that began with the reasons for the separation from Great Britain and closed in the final paragraph stating “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.” Dr. Benjamin Rush, the father of American medicine and a signer, recorded that day in his diary. In 1781, he wrote to John Adams “Do you recollect the pensive and awful silence which pervaded the House when we were called up, one after another, to the table of the President of Congress to subscribe to what was believed by many at that time to be our death warrants? The silence and gloom of the morning was interrupted, I well recollect, only for a moment by Colonel Harrison of Virginia By CHristoPHer s. rUGABer the Associated Press

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(a big guy) who said to Mr. Gerry (small in stature) at the table: ‘I shall have a great advantage over you, Mr. Gerry, when we are all hung for what we are now doing... From the size and weight of my body I shall die in a few minutes, but from the lightness of your body you will dance in the air an hour or two before you are dead.’ This speech procured a transient smile, but it was soon succeeded by the solemnity with which the whole business was conducted.” Let not any of us Americans who have our freedom let the purpose and bravery by which we were established be forgotten. Let’s not forget the bravery of those who continue to “sign their names” to fight for freedom. The Founding Fathers have passed us a torch; let’s not let it go out. Editor’s note: Go to the park and support our local Kiwanis in their endeavors to improve our community for our children. It’s really not a hardship to eat some good food, have a few beverages and listen to some local musicians. The new attraction this year is the dunk tank. Check out the schedule from Friday’s Herald and see who you’d like to get all wet! Sounds like a good time to me. claimed Thursday that the real deadline for reaching agreement is mid-July. That’s because congressional leaders need a week or two to finalize the details and line up votes. The U.S. government will continue to take in revenue after the Aug. 2 deadline passes but it won’t be enough to meet its obligations. The government borrows 40 cents for every dollar that it spends and that adds up to an average deficit of about $125 billion each month, the Treasury says. In May, the government took in $175 billion in revenue and spent almost $233 billion.

Treasury confirms deadline for raising debt limit
WASHINGTON — Congress has one month to raise the nation’s borrowing limit or the government will default on its debt, the Treasury Department announced Friday. Treasury officials confirmed the Aug. 2 deadline in a monthly update that assesses the nation’s borrowing situation. The United States reached the $14.3 trillion limit in May. Higher revenue and accounting maneuvers have allowed the government to keep paying its bills in the interim. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner urged Congress to raise the limit and “avoid the catastrophic economic and market consequences of a default crisis.” President Barack Obama and Congressional Republicans are engaged in tough negotiations over resolving the issue. Republicans are demanding deep spending cuts as a condition of increasing the limit but Republicans will not support tax increases, which Democrats say must be part of any deal. A Democratic official

The following is the report concerning construction and maintenance work on state highways within the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1, which includes the counties of Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot. This report is issued each Thursday beginning in April and continues through November. (All work will take place weather permitting and during daytime hours Monday through Friday only unless otherwise indicated.) Allen County ohio 81 from ohio 66 to Delphos will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for removal of raised pavement markers. The restriction will be in place two days during the week. ohio 81 approximately a mile and a half east of ohio 66 over the Auglaize river closed for 75 days beginning April 25 for replacement of a bridge deck. Traffic detoured to Ohio 66, Ohio 117 and Eastown Road back to Ohio 81. ohio 309 (elida road) from robb Avenue to eastown road on the west side of Lima is currently restricted to one lane in the eastbound direction for a safety upgrade project. The two-way center turn lane is currently the travel lane for eastbound traffic only in the immediate area of work. Vertical reflective panels have been placed to keep westbound traffic from utilizing the center turn lane. Crews are working in the zone most hours of the day and night. Motorists are asked to drive cautiously through the area and remain aware of equipment moving in and out of the work zone. The project will continue until October. reduced to one lane through the work zone for drainage repair. ohio 634 in the village of Continental is now open. ohio 65 at the south edge of Leipsic is now open. Van Wert County U.s. 224 at the west edge of Van Wert will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair. ohio 81 between ohio 118 and Willshire will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for ditch cleaning. U.s. 224 between U.s. 30 and the Putnam County line restricted to one lane in each direction through the work zone for a resurfacing project which began May 31. Work will continue through July. ohio 118 (shannon street) between ervin road and Main street remains open to local traffic only during reconstruction, widening, water line and sanitary installation project which began in 2010. Localized, one-block closures will occur throughout the project. Work is expected to be completed in September. U.s. 30 between U.s. 224 and Lincoln Highway is restricted to one lane in each direction through the work zone for a resurfacing project which began May 2. Work will continue until midsummer. Ramp closures at the U.S. 127 interchange will begin during the week and will occur during nighttime hours only, generally from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. The ramp closures, which will affect only one direction at a time, may continue into the following week as well. A width restriction of 11 feet will be in place during the project.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Prosecutors in the Casey Anthony murder trial called witnesses Friday to bolster their contention that the woman’s mother couldn’t have been home to perform Internet searches for a harmful chemical. Testimony by two of Cindy Anthony’s co-workers — among the last of the trial — was intended to disprove her surprising assertion this week that she was the one who keyed in searches for the term “chloroform.” Prosecutors have argued that Casey Anthony made the searches as she plotted to kill her 2-year-old daughter in 2008. Prosecutors used parts of Friday and the previous day to give their rebuttal to the defense’s case. Closing arguments are expected to take place Sunday, after which jury deliberations will begin. Gentiva Health Services Chief Compliance Officer John Camperlengo answered questions about Cindy Anthony’s work history on two days in March 2008 when the “chloroform” searches were done on a computer at the Anthony household. The company’s electronic records show that she was logged into her company’s system for most of the day on both March 17 and March 21. Using the latter date as an example, Camperlengo said the system would not have recorded Anthony’s presence if a person hadn’t been actively using the work computer. “Someone human was pushing the enter button to enter data,” he testified Friday. Cindy Anthony’s supervisor at Gentiva, Deborah Polisano, also testified that electronic work records show that Cindy Anthony was on the clock for 10 hours on March 17 and nine hours on March 21. Earlier this week, Cindy Anthony testified that she had performed the Internet searches for “chloroform” while looking up information on chlorophyll, a green pigment found in plants. Chloroform, on the other hand,

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is a chemical that can be used as a sedative and is fatal to children in small doses. She testified that she was home on the days when the computer searches were run. She said she could leave work when she wanted and that the work records might not have reflected her absence. Casey Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. If convicted of that charge, she could face the death penalty. The prosecution contends she used duct tape to suffocate the toddler, while the defense says the girl accidentally drowned in her grandparents’ above-ground swimming pool. Also Friday, forensic anthropologist Michael Warren was called back to dispute a defense expert’s claim that the medical examiner made a mistake by failing to saw open Caylee’s skull to examine it. The defense has tried to cast doubt on the forensic evidence in the trial. “No sir, there is no protocol that I’m aware of to do that,” Warren claimed. Both sides have today off to settle on final instructions for the jury and prepare their closing arguments. Earlier Friday, lead defense attorney Jose Baez said prosecutors had failed to disclose all the information a computer expert and forensic anthropologist planned to testify about. Baez wanted the evidence and witnesses to be excluded but Perry only gave him the option of taking their depositions. He did, causing an unscheduled recess that lasted throughout the morning. “Your honor, I will stay here and do the work and stay here as long as it takes,” Baez said. While the defense rested Thursday, experts asserted defense attorneys may have left lingering questions and failed to deliver on promises they made at the outset to explain how the toddler died. Casey Anthony did not take the stand and the defense did not present concrete evidence that Caylee accidentally drowned.

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Putnam County ohio 65 south of Belmore will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair. ohio 65 south of township road P will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair. ohio 108 north of ohio 613 will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for drainage repair. ohio 190 one mile north of Fort Jennings will be

Scrap Metal Drive
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Items may be dropped off at the Franklin Elementary School Parking lot from 7am-12 noon.
Pick-up is available prior to the 9th Contact: Dave Ricker @ 419-303-6845 Jerry Gilden @ 419-303-8756

KANSAS CITY, Kan.— A federal judge temporarily blocked Kansas from enforcing new abortion regulations Friday that would have prevented two of the state’s three abortion providers from continuing to terminate pregnancies. U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia’s injunction will remain in effect until a trial is held in a lawsuit challenging the Kansas rules. A new licensing law and state health department regulations had taken effect Friday and abortion providers were given the latest version of those regulations less than two weeks ago. The new law requires hospitals, clinics and doctor’s offices to obtain an annual license from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to perform more than five non-emergency abortions in a month. The regulations tell abortion providers what drugs and equipment they must stock and, among other things, establish minimum sizes and acceptable temperatures for procedure and recovery rooms. In blocking the law, Murguia said evidence presented in court documents showed the providers would “suffer irreparable harm” through the loss of business and patients and that at least two women currently seeking abortions would be harmed by not being able to go to the

capital” of the nation. Fortunately, Florida Governor Rick Scott recently signed a bill that went into effect Friday. The new law bans doctors from selling pills at clinics or their offices. It also mandates a six-month suspension for doctors found over-prescribing and it punishes pharmacies if they don’t report suspicious prescriptions. Florida officials also plan to follow Ohio’s lead by instituting a database that will log every pain pill prescription so doctors, pharmacists provider of their choice. The licensing law was part and police can monitor it for of a wave of anti-abortion illegal activity.

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measures enacted this year by Kansas and other states with new Republican governors or GOP-dominated legislatures. Utah and Virginia are also imposing new regulations on abortion providers but Kansas moved with unusual speed to enact its rules by Friday — a major issue in the lawsuit. Supporters contend the new Kansas regulations will protect patients from substandard care. But abortionrights advocates never trusted the licensing process because new Gov. Sam Brownback is a strong abortion opponent and anti-abortion groups have advocated such rules for years. The lawsuit was filed earlier this week by two doctors who perform abortions and provide other services at the Center for Women’s Health, in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park. A second clinic, Aid for Women in Kansas City, was allowed to intervene in the case. Neither has received a license. The state’s third abortion provider, a Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri clinic in Overland Park, received a license Thursday. The Kansas attorney general’s office argued that the Planned Parenthood license disproved claims by abortion-rights advocates that the state’s new rules were designed to cut off access to abortion rather than protect patients. Attorneys for the other providers argued that even with Planned Parenthood’s clinic allowed to perform abortions, the needs of all patients wouldn’t be met. Murguia, a University of Kansas law school graduate, was appointed to the federal bench in 1999 by President Bill Clinton, an abortion rights Democrat.

the Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday’s drawings of the Ohio Lottery: ‘Pick 3 Midday’ game 3-6-1 (three, six, one) ‘ten oH Midday’ game 16-18-20-23-25-27-29-3132-33-36-38-50-53-54-58-5964-68-74 (sixteen, eighteen, twenty, twenty-three, twenty-five, twenty-seven, twenty-nine, thirty-one, thirty-two, thirtythree, thirty-six, thirty-eight, fifty, fifty-three, fifty-four, fifty-eight, fifty-nine, sixty-four, sixty-eight, seventy-four) ‘Pick 4 Midday’ game 6-7-2-8 (six, seven, two, eight) ‘Pick 3 evening’ game 7-3-5 (seven, three, five) ‘Pick 4 evening’ game 7-3-2-5 (seven, three, two, five) ‘ten oH evening’ game 02-05-06-12-16-21-30-3336-39-45-47-49-54-61-63-6771-79-80 (two, five, six, twelve, sixteen, twenty-one, thirty, thirty-three, thirty-six, thirtynine, forty-five, forty-seven, forty-nine, fifty-four, sixtyone, sixty-three, sixty-seven, seventy-one, seventy-nine, eighty) ‘rolling Cash 5’ game 07-13-28-34-37 (seven, thirteen, twentyeight, thirty-four, thirty-seven)


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Be a part of the movement to save lives
By Rachel Lewis Summer has brought with it more registered organ and tissue donors in Ohio than ever before. In the month of May, 57.3 percent of Ohioans who renewed licenses or state I.D.s said “yes” to organ and tissue donation – a new record! We would like to thank every Ohioan who has made the commitment to give life after death. A few years ago, the thought of reaching a 57 percent donor registration rate in Ohio seemed like a daunting task. Now, thanks to the generosity of the Buckeye State, we’ve passed that mark and hope to continue to make strides in the Ohio Donor Registry. Our goal is to bridge the gap between sentiment and action. We are thrilled to report that so many Ohioans registered as donors last month, but we know that 90 percent of Ohioans believe donation is a good thing. That means we still have work to do! As we reach record numbers in the Ohio Donor Registry, we are also seeing record numbers of people waiting for transplants. There are more than 111,000 Americans - including 3,400 Ohioans – waiting right now for hearts, lungs, kidneys, livers, small intestines and pancreases.

COLUMBUS (AP) — A southeast Ohio judge says it’s allowable in some case for defense lawyers to present testimony challenging results from a portable breath tester used on suspected drunken drivers, a decision a leading DUI attorney said could have a wide impact. Athens County Municipal Court Judge William Grim ruled this week that expert witnesses may be called to testify about the reliability of the Intoxilyzer 8000 if the testimony is specific to the case. “The Intoxilyzer 8000 has vulnerabilities,” the judge wrote. “With specific fact situations, defense expert testimony is admissible to explain such relevant vulnerability.” With his 35-page ruling, the judge “changed the landscape of DUI trials in Ohio, in terms of being able to introduce all relevant evidence,” Tim Huey, president-elect and DUI chairman of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, said Friday. “That’s huge,” continued Huey, who also is representing a 30-year-old Athens woman in the drunken driving case behind the judge’s decision. The Ohio Department of Health used a $5 million federal grant to buy 500 Intoxilyzer 8000s two years ago and has slowly been rolling them out, though not in major urban areas. About 225 of them are currently deployed, said Robert Jennings, a Health Department spokesman. Grim is the second Ohio judge to cast doubt on the devices. Judge Gary Dumm in central Ohio’s Pickaway County decided recently that his court won’t accept evidence from the machines until the state offers scientific proof that they provide accurate readings. Grim said that while he found the test results are admissible under Ohio evidence rules, the devices may be vulnerable to interference from smartphones and that readings may be skewed depending on how long a suspect blows into the Intoxilyzer 8000. While the ruling applies only to Athens County, Huey predicted that it would impact the thinking of judges elsewhere in the state, who may have been inclined to rely upon a 1984 Ohio Supreme Court decision. Grim wrote that that precedent has been misread as barring any challenges to the reliability of breath-test instruments.

Van Wert County Engineer Kyle Wendel, left, presents retiring Superintendent George Kleman with a plaque commemorating his 35 years of service to the Van Wert County Engineering Department.

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County engineer superintendent retires
Van Wert County Engineer Superintendent George Kleman has retired from a 35 year career with the Van Wert County Engineering Department on June 30. Kleman began in 1976 as a part time worker under County Engineer Paul Gardner. After working his way up through the ranks to road foreman, he was promoted to superintendent in 2001. “Since that time, George has performed his duties well with great rapport with co-workers, trustees, and the general public. His leadership and experience will be sorely missed,” Van Wert County Engineer Kyle Wendel said. Numerous county employ-

ees, both past and present held a party honoring Kleman on Thursday. At that time, he was presented gifts from the employees, as well as a custom made plaque in the shape of Van Wert County. The plaque was hand crafted by Rob Wilhelm, who was recently promoted to take over as superintendent upon Kleman’s retirement.

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3 accused of selling fake Cedar Point tickets

MIDDLETOWN (AP) — Three people accused of making and selling fake tickets to an Ohio amusement park have been arrested on theft and forgery charges. Police in Middletown in southwest Ohio say two men and a woman were arrested Thursday. Police say they were making and selling fake tickets to Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky in northwest Ohio to people who didn’t know they were counterfeit. Authorities discovered the alleged scam after a man who police say paid $220 for the fake tickets in a store parking lot found out they were counterfeit after arriving at the park. Police say another person in Middletown paid $175 for fake tickets. Ohio gave America The equipment used to its first hot dog in 1900. make the tickets was seized Harry M. Stevens is credited by police. with creating the popular A message was left for dining dog. Cedar Point.

Independence Day is an opportunity to commemorate the founding of our nation, as well as the promise that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are rights – not privileges. Every American should have access to the tools needed to build a meaningful life. Elementary students in Elyria deserve to learn from the latest text books. Grandparents in Grandview should never be forced to choose between buying medicine or a meal. And firefighters in Fairfield have earned the right to fight a fire with reliable, modern protective gear. In a democracy, national priorities should reflect the needs of all citizens – not just the privileged. Two hundred and thirtyfive years after British subjects declared themselves United States citizens, Americans must continue the journey toward becoming a more perfect Union. We’ve made tremendous strides in guaranteeing fundamental rights to education, health, and safety. Ohio established free, public education in 1825. Today – with the support of some $400 million in “Race to the Top Funds” – Ohio schools are working to build on proven models of success and to empower students with the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills needed to embark on 21st century careers. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, public health resources in Ohio were consumed by the fight against tuberculosis and the cholera

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DEAR SARA: Help! A candle dripped on my pants. I put them in freezer and still can’t get all the wax off. The pants are 95 percent acetate and 5 percent spandex. I would appreciate any help. Thanks. -- Marno, email DEAR MARNO: Freezing the pants was a good idea. This lets you scrape off as much wax as possible. I would freeze them again and continue trying to scrape off more wax. Use a butter knife or a credit card. Then pour boiling water through the waxed area on the pants until the wax has melted and disappeared. You want to pour this water from a kettle from 6 inches to a foot above the pants. Place the pants in the sink or over a large saucepan set in the sink. Launder as usual. If that doesn’t work, you can place a brown paper bag or thick paper towel over the remaining wax spots. Place a hot iron over the bag or paper towel. Move iron constantly and keep checking to see whether the wax is being absorbed by the paper and removed from the fabric. CONSERVE WATER: Many families don’t conserve water. Fewer reuse it. Some frugal families will turn a faucet off when sudsing soap in their hands or while brushing teeth until the water is needed to rinse, and some people collect cold water in the shower or bath or sink before it heats up and reuse it to water plants or to manually

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“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” — Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

By SARA BERELSMAN Arnold Schwarzenegger (I call him “Ahhhnold”) has recently been outed as another celebrity/politician failing miserably in the fidelity department, and we all know about “Weinergate,” even if he didn’t father someone else’s child. I can’t help but wonder. Why do people cheat? I’m sure we all know, have known, or will know of someone in our lives who has been involved in an ongoing deceitful relationship. I’m not here to judge anyone. What’s the saying about glass houses and stones? I’m far from the ideal wife and would never attempt to be the moral compass for the masses. I’m also fascinated by psychology and human behavior, and when it comes to one’s motivation behind calculated affairs, I’m curious. I understand that we’re all human. Stuff can happen, especially when alcohol is involved, the universal destroyer of inhibitions and potential blackout-inducer. I don’t think cheating while drunk is okay, but I do know it can affect judgment and cause people to do things they wouldn’t do otherwise. Psychologists are referring to these occurrences now as “accidental affairs.” While they’re not right, I think they involve a different set of circumstances than when cheating is done for a lengthy period of time, sober, after being planned out. Is it the thrill of being caught? Do some people just stay in a marriage, mutually miserable, because it’s “cheaper” than getting divorced – but then opt for something on the side? Is the media to blame? So many movies and TV shows glamourize affairs and portray them as something fun and sexy with little to no consequences. (Except for Unfaithful. I will never view snow globes the same way again.) I understand this can be a touchy subject – no pun intended – but look at the divorce rate. It’s pretty depressing. When people think the grass might be greener on the other side and launch an affair, do they really think the new relationship will work out? Those work out like 4 percent of the time; as it turns out, the old adage “If they do it with you, they’ll do it to you” is true. Plus, once the fireworks simmer down, you’re to the place with this new person that you were with your spouse when things started getting bad, and the cycle continues. I understand things can drastically change once you say, “I do.” I also believe it’s accurate that an affair is not the problem in a marriage, but a symptom of the problem in a marriage. Most people just don’t want to deal with it. It’s easier, as in Arnold’s case, to hit on the maid. At least, I’m sure that’s what he was thinking 10 years ago. Again, I’m not trying to scrutinize here. Really, none of us has the right to judge anyone else. We all have our problems. In general, I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my marriage, and my husband is not perfect, either. In the famous words of Don Henley, “I’ve been tryin’ to get down to the heart of the matter because the flesh will get I’m thinkin’ about forgiveness.” I really don’t believe that cheating is the main or only issue when it happens. I think it’s lying. This is why, no matter what I do to mess up, I am always honest. I think the truth always comes out eventually and I’d rather be upfront. My conscience would eat me alive if I kept a secret from my husband. If your relationship is strong enough, forgiveness is possible, and you can both even come out stronger on the other side. Sometimes it’s live and learn. I do wonder if there was a moment when Arnold was making his advances that he visualized his entire family falling apart because of his actions. I guess sometimes you don’t realize you crossed a line until you’re standing on the other side, but...he also could have confessed much sooner. I wish people would try harder. It’s not easy to live with another human being and keep the spark alive, but even if couples can’t afford therapy in this economy, there are countless resources online that could possibly help. With that, I’m getting ready to take an online quiz called “Could Your Relationship Be Improved?” I promise not to cheat. Sara Berelsman lives in Delphos with her husband and their two daughters. She teaches college English and psychology courses and has admitted to cheating when playing I Spy...but hardly ever.

One Year Ago • Because of drastic cuts in government funding, many service providers are financially strapped. One of the agencies affected is the Delphos Senior Citizens Center. Spearheaded by K&M Tire, several local businesses have volunteered materials and labor for three consecutive summers to spruce up the center through the United Way Extreme Community Makeover initiative. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • In conjunction with this year’s July 4th fireworks celebration the village of Middle Point will honor the late Walter Hammons. Hammons served as president of the Middle Point Ball Park Committee for years and personally supervised the maintenance and care of the baseball field and surrounding facilities. • Putnam County Junior Fair Queen, Cheryl Von Lehmden of Fort Jennings Ambitious J’s presented a trophy to Troy Bacome of Columbus Grove Livestock. Troy showed the reserve champion broilers in the poultry show Tuesday. • The Flying Flamingos scored five runs in the second inning to put away their 7-2 win over the Dangerous Dudes. Leading the Flamingos were Kim Martin, double; Andrea Johnson, triple; Steph Teman, 2-for-2 with a double; Charla Gossard, 2-for-2 with a double; Toma Grothous, double and Nicki Wienken, 2-for-2. 50 Years Ago — 1961 • As of July 1, the O. A. Kolkmeyer Funeral Home, 228 N. Franklin St., will be incorporated under the name Kolkmeyer, Clark and Helmkamp Funeral Home, Inc. The Corporation will be headed by O. A. Kolkmeyer, Robert Clark and Donald Helmkamp. Kolkmeyer has stated that it was just 35 years ago that he and Ben Jauman first formed a partnership. At that time the funeral home, located at the same site, was known as Jauman and Kolkmeyer. • Delphos Country Club golfers with a total of 42 points are heading the league in the Inter Club Matches. In the DelphosAuglaize match individual scores were posted for Delphos as follows: Ed Wiechert, 81; George Gandee, 83; Clete Myers, 84; A. J. Meyer, 85; Ike Bandelier, 85; Bud Miller, 86; Max Miller, 88; R. Scherger, 89; Robert Berry, 90; and Ray McKowen, 92. • The American Legion Auxiliary was represented by five delegates at the District Summer Conference held July 29 at Spencerville. Attending the one-day convention as local delegates were Gabrielle Van Autreve, Naomi Cochensparger, Avanell Clinger, Rosabelle Kiggins and Jeanne Schaffner. Bertha Schmelzer was a delegate at large. 75 Years Ago — 1936 • A flower sale for the benefit of the blind is scheduled to be held in Delphos on July 11 under the auspices of the American Brotherhood of the Blind. Local sponsors for the affair have been secured, including Mayor W. H. Taylor, Mrs. M. C. Newton, Rev. J. G. E. Mittermaier, Mrs. George Horine, Supt. E. W. Bell, Rev. J. Clement Berry and Rt. Rev. Monsignor F. Rupert. • Copies of the Pacatello Chieftain, official publication of the Pacatello (Idaho) District, Civilian Conservation Corps, and of the Pass Creek Herald, CCC camp paper, have been received at the Herald office. The Chieftain included a picture of Anthony J. “Red” Stepleton of this city. A poem by the young man is carried in each of these issues. He also designed the cover on the June issue. • The members of the Entre Nous Club, and two guests, Margaret Hanley and Velma Strayer, met at the home of Celestine Minnig, West Third Street, Wednesday evening. Tables were arranged for pinochle and at the close of play, Mrs. Norbert Kill was high, Marguerite Moenter, second, and Mrs. Alfred Gast, low.


Panetta sworn in as Obama’s 2nd Pentagon chief

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after stepping down as CIA director, Leon Panetta was sworn in Friday as secretary of defense. He began settling into the job by telling members of the military and their families they are “at the top of my agenda.” He was meeting later with his civilian staff and then with the chiefs of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force. He planned to have lunch with Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs. A spokesman, Doug Wilson, said Panetta intends to work at maintaining close relations with the military at all levels. Panetta succeeds Robert Gates, who was a Republican holdover from the George W. Bush administration, and is the first Democrat to run the Pentagon since William J. Perry finished his tenure in 1997. In a nod to Gates, Panetta wrote in a message to all troops and civilian workers at the Defense Department that he intends to emulate his predecessor’s role as an advocate for the troops and their families. “I pledge to be the same,” he wrote. Upon arrival at the Potomac River entrance to the Pentagon, Panetta was greeted by his senior military assistant, Marine Lt. Gen. John Kelly, who shook his boss’ hand and said, “Welcome aboard, sir.” Panetta, briefcase in hand, bounded up the steps and into his 3rd floor office, where he took the oath of office as the nation’s 23rd defense secretary. In his written message, issued moments after his swearing in, Panetta said that in his 2 1/2 years as CIA chief he appreciated the military’s capabilities, and he promised that as Pentagon chief he would do all he could to maintain that strength. “Our nation is at war,” he wrote. “We must prevail against our enemies. We will persist in our efforts to disrupt, dismantle and ultimately defeat al-Qaida.” He mentioned that his arrival at the Pentagon coincides with the start of a drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan on a schedule announced by Obama last week. In his message, Panetta also acknowledged the budget problem. “Even as the United States addresses fiscal challenges at home, there will be no hollow force on my watch,” he wrote. Later Friday, Panetta was flying to his home in California to spend the Fourth of July weekend, according to a Pentagon spokesman, Marine Col. David Lapan. Panetta served a short stint in the Army in the 1960s but has never worked in the Pentagon. In size, scope and spending power, the Defense Department dwarfs the CIA. And although Panetta is wellversed in national security issues, the magnitude of challenges that await him at the Pentagon — from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to battles inside the defense bureaucracy and conflicts with Congress — is hard to overstate. After operating behind a wall of secrecy at the CIA, Panetta at the Pentagon will face brighter lights of public scrutiny.

WASHINGTON — Sometimes fiction can’t improve on life. Case in point: The unfolding saga of the immigrant hotel housekeeper allegedly raped by the wealthy French international banker and politician. Throw in a few drug transactions, several large, unexplained bank deposits, a dubious phone conversation with an incarcerated drug dealer and, voila, you have a summer blockbuster. The drugs, deposits and phone call are but the latest developments in the sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK), former managing director of the International Monetary Fund. All that’s missing is a car chase. Or a shark. So familiar are we with the plot twists of such stories that one can anticipate the soundtrack, see the play of light and shadow, the turnedup collar, the dark glances across a crowded courtroom. And then ... There’s the trouble. We have no tolerance for “and then ... .” Our obsession with knowing, acknowledged by previous generations as gossiping, compels us against the will of our better angels to rush — nay, sprint — to judgment. That we know better, and often are remorseful in the end, is apparently insufficient to cause pause. Who other than a few close friends and family members didn’t “know” that DSK raped that poor woman in the hotel room? Her story was compelling, we were told, if perhaps too strange to be true. He allegedly came out of his bathroom naked and forced the housekeeper to have sex? Really? Well, perhaps, but a good writer would come up with something more credible than

Sex, drugs and then ...

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an overweight man of a certain age barreling out of the loo buck-naked. Somewhere in the back of one’s mind is the notion that a naked man is more comical than terrifying. Then again, one recalls that the Irish once upon a time fought in their birthday suits, figuring that they were more intimidating. Do you suppose their wives didn’t tell them? Alas, the DSK case is neither fictional nor funny, but this recent exercise in judgment before facts offers yet another opportunity to reconsider our approach. We seem to have learned nothing from the Duke lacrosse/alleged rape scandal, the response to which ruined the lives of three young men falsely accused and presumed guilty. That said, it is entirely possible that the New York housekeeper was, in fact, raped as she has charged. We may never know what transpired beyond that they did, apparently, engage in sexual behavior. Otherwise, it’s his word against hers — and hers isn’t very good at the moment. Prosecutors have made several discoveries that potentially impugn her character and therefore her credibility. She has lied repeatedly, according to one law enforcement official. Her asylum application, which included a claim of previous rape and genital mutilation, had some problems. And, prosecutors have raised the possibility that she may have been involved with drug dealing and money laundering.

Suddenly, DSK’s luck and his profile have changed — from a rape suspect under house arrest to a sympathetic protagonist whose character was assassinated. Meanwhile, the housekeeper, a 32-yearold single mother from Guinea, is now suspect. Now it is the woman whose fate lies in the minefield of conjecture. Is she a drug dealer? Was she trying to extort money from DSK? Did she seduce him in order to invent a rape charge? Where would the novelist go? Was DSK set up by political foes intent on blocking his expected rise to the French presidency? It is almost too rich to resist, no? And then ... there are the multiple layers of subtext. Without knowing what happened or who did what to whom, our assumption that DSK was guilty led to reflections on American and French attitudes toward sex. Are the French too passive toward sexist attitudes? Are Americans too prudish? Are Americans too quick to judge? To the last question, yes. For all the novelesque appeal of the true-life but perhaps-false story, the tale of the housekeeper and the politician is a tragedy that makes life more difficult for the innocent and easier for the guilty. Women already struggle enough to find the courage to report rape and then to be believed. Good men struggle to prove their innocence when falsely accused. And bad actors get a pass. It’s a nasty business. At least we might postpone a verdict until after the trial. Or better yet, wait for the movie. Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@

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TODAY 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the Photo submitted St. John’s High School parkDelphos native Dr. Kevin Hemker shares a moment with his mother, Mary Ellen ing lot, is open. Deffenbaugh of Delphos, after being installed as the Alonzo G. Decker Chair of Mechanical 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in May. 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. Delphos native Dr. Kevin Polytechnigque Federale de engines and satellites. Their 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. Hemker was named the Lausanne Switzerland. He studies of nanocrystalline John’s Little Theatre. Alonzo G. Decker Chair of joined the Johns Hopkins materials are changing the Mechanical Engineering at Department of Mechanical way the scientific commuSUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Johns Hopkins University Engineering in 1993 and was nity thinks about and models Canal Commission Museum, and installed in that endowed named department chair in the behavior of small-scale 241 N. Main St., is open. chair on May 16. 2007. Dr. Hemker has served materials. Dr. Hemker’s mother, as chair for the Homewood Dr. Hemker advised 44 MONDAY Mary Ellen Deffenbaugh of Faculty Assembly, the uni- graduate students and postdocINDEPENDENCE DAY! Delphos, was able to attend versity Faculty Budget torate fellows, Co-authored the installation and share Advisory Committee and the more than 150 peer-reviewed TUESDAY Hemker’s special moment Engineering Programs for articles, edited four books 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite with his wife, Maria, Professionals. and delivered more than 180 at Delphos Senior Citizen and children, James and In the lab, Dr. Hemker invited talks. He is editor of Center, 301 Suthoff Street. Michael. and his students seek to iden- Scripta Materialak, a mem6 p.m. — Weight Watchers Hemker earned his doc- tify the underlying atomic- ber of the prestigious Defense meets at Trinity United torate in materials sci- scale processes that govern Sciences Research Council Methodist Church, 211 E. ence and engineering from the mechanical behavior of and was named fellow of Third St. 7 p.m. — Delphos Coon Stanford University in 1990 advanced materials. Their the American Society of and Sportsman’s Club meets. and completed a postdoctor- research in high-temperature Engineers and the American Delphos City Council ate fellowship at the Ecole materials is being used in jet Society of Materials. meets at the municipal building, 608 N. Canal St. AMPUS OTE 7:30 p.m. — Alcoholics GOOD NEWS Anonymous, First Presbyterian REALLY TRAVELS FAST! Church, 310 W. Second St. Just because The University of Elida you’re going away Northwestern Ohio is proud Jordan D. Beasley WEDNESDAY for the summer doesn’t mean 9 a.m. - noon — Putnam to acknowledge its Dean’s Jonah Dreps you have to miss County Museum is open, 202 List for May Session 2011 out on a single issue of your favorite hometown paper. E. Main St., Kalida. for students in the College of Fort Jennings All you need do is contact our customer 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite Technologies. service department at least 10 days prior to Joshua Eli Kuhlman your departure and have your subscription at Delphos Senior Citizen The following full-time forwarded to your vacation address. It’s simple, and it won’t cost you an extra cent Center, 301 Suthoff Street. students received a grade Middle Point — that’s what we call really good news! 11:45 a.m. — Rotary Club point average of 3.5 or betIsaac Kistler meets at the Delphos Eagles ter: TAKE US ALONG! SUBSCRIPTION Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. Cloverdale Spencerville FORWARDING 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Brian Hill Collin Etzkorn Christ Associates meet in the Brian L. Oakman 419-695-0015 St. John’s Chapel. Delphos Aaron S. Regedanz 6:30 p.m. — Delphos James Kindig Kiwanis Club meets at the Ray McClelland Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth Kayla Reed 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.

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The Humane Society of Allen County has many pets waiting for adoption. Each comes with a spay or neuter, first shots and a heartworm test. The Humane Society is located at 3606 Elida Road, Lima, and can be contacted at 419-991-1775. The following pets are available for adoption through The Animal Protective League: Cats M, 5 years, neutered, dew clawed, black Kittens M, F, 12 weeks, caramel blond, gray, black, tortoise M, 6 months, ginger color M, F, 6 weeks, black, black and tan, gray black M, F, 6 weeks, orange, gray, black, calico color F, 8 months, white and black, name Eunice Dogs Chocolate Lab, M, 5 years, neutered Pug, M, 1 year, shots, fawn color, name Hoss Australian Shepherd Lab American Bull Dog, F, 2 years, spayed, shots, tan and white, name JoJo Shih Tzu, M, 9 years, white and tan,fixed, shots, name Gizmo Mix, M, 5 years, tan, name Buddy Mix, F, 3 years, black and brown and white, name Gracie Basset Hound, M, 1 year, name Jimmy Cocker Spaniel, F, 7 years Poodle, M, 1 year Lab, M, 1 year Puppies Coon, M, 18 weeks, brown, name Diesel

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For more information on these pets or if you are in need of finding a home for your pet contact The Animal Protective League from 9-5 weekdays at 419-749-2976. Donations or correspondence can be sent to PO Box 321, Van Wert, Ohio 45891.

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6 – The Herald

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Lancers ousted in Van Wert County ACME sectional
By JIM METCALFE and BRIAN BASSETT jmetcalfe@delphos DELPHOS — In Friday night’s ACME sectional baseball doubleheader at Stadium Park, St. John’s and Crestview went down to the very last pitch before the host team held on for an 11-10 triumph. In the nightcap, with their season on the line, the Knights responded to oust Lincolnview 8-5. In the opener, both teams had chances to score early but neither could put a run on the board in the first two frames. The Jays (9-2) ran themselves out of a possible big inning in the top of the first, while the Knights (9-10-1) left the bases juiced against righty starter Jordan Bergfeld (2-0; 99 pitches, 52 strikes). They ended up leaving the bases loaded three times and stranded 15, while the Jays stranded 10. The Jays again led a possible uprising in the second go awry as the Knights pulled an unusual double play that saw Brice Schulte called out at home and ejected due to malicious contact. The Jays turned a moreconventional twin-killing in the home half. The Jays took a 3-0 lead in the third against starter Nick Adam (4.1 innings) as Tanner Calvelage (3-for-3, 2 runs scored) led off with a single to left, Ben Wrasman beat out an infield hit to short as Calvelage was on the move and Bergfeld (3-for-4, 4 runs batted in, 2 runs scored) went yard to left field. The Knights left runners on second and third with one down in the third. The Jays made it 5-0 in the fourth. Ryan Buescher started with a walk and Calvelage bunted him up a base. An out later, Bergfeld singled him to third and both scored as Troy Warnecke’s (2-for-5) shot to right center barely eluded centerfielder Matt Holden for a double. The Knights made it 5-2 in the home half. Jarren Hallfeldt singled up the gut but was eliminated by Nick Leary (3 walks). An error on a grounder hit by Jake Wortman left two runners on and two wild pitches advanced them both two bases, scoring Leary. An out later, Holden (2-for-6) knocked in Wortman for a 5-2 deficit. The Jays got those back and two more in the fifth, chasing Adam. With one down, Austin Jostpille singled to left and Austin Reindel walked. Buescher (2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) lined a hit to right to get Jostpille home and move Reindel to third, finishing Adam (for Kole Rolsten). Buescher stole second. Calvelage’s blooper to left scored Reindel and put runners at second and third as he took second on the throw to third. Wrasman grounded out to plate Buescher and Bergfeld blooped a double down the right-field line to plate Calvelage and a 9-2 edge. The Knights got within 9-3 in the home half. Adam (2-for-4, 3 runs) walked and Jake Harmon was plunked. Adam advanced on a passed ball and an out later, Harmon was picked off by Bergfeld. Leary walked and Wortman’s grounder was booted, plating Adam. The Blue and Gold made it 11-3 in the sixth. Clay Courtney singled to left and Cody Kundert (3-for-4) walked. An error on a fly-ball out moved both runners up and Clay scored on Reindel’s tough-hop chopper to short. Buescher’s single wide of third scored Kundert for that 8-run advantage. The Knights scored four times in the sixth. Rolsten was hit by a pitch and Derek Heffner walked, ending Bergfeld’s stint on the mound (for Kundert). He was eliminated on a grounder by Adam. Pinch-hitter Alex Brown beat out an infield hit to short, scoring Rolsten. An out later, Leary got aboard on a 2-base throwing error, getting Adam home and putting Brown at third; both scored on a tough-hop double into left center by Wortman to get the “hosts” within 11-7. They made it even more interesting in the seventh. Heffner was hit by a pitch and Adam launched a ground-rule double to left center. Heffner scored on Brown’s ground ball; an error left runners on the corners. Hallfeldt was hit by a pitch, bringing in Buescher to pitch. He walked Leary to force home Adam and an 11-9 scoreboard. Wortman flied out deep enough to left to get Brown home and an 11-10 lead. However, Buescher fanned the next two batters to end the contest. In the nightcap, the Knights built a 6-0 spread and held off the Lancers. The Lancers, who let a 5-1 lead earlier against Van Wert evaporate in a 10-5 loss at Wildcat Field in Delphos, left a runner on in each of the first three frames against Holden (6-plus innings; 110 pitches, 62 strikes) but could not score. The Knights had no such trouble. In the home half of the first, they score four times against starter Eli Farmer. Holden (4-for-4, 3 runs) singled and advanced on a wild pitch. Rolsten (2 runs) walked and Heffner bunted them up a base. A misplayed grounder allowed Holden to score and put runners at second and third, from where they scored courtesy of a triple to deep right by Brown. In turn, he touched the dish on a 2-put knock to right by Leary. They made it 6-0 in the second. Blake Myers lined one up the gut and Holden tripled off the fence in right center. In turn, Rolsten’s fly ball was deep enough to left to scored Holden for a 6-0 edge. Lancer reliever Clayton Longstreth held the Knights off the board for the next three innings, giving the Lancers hope. They began a comeback in the fourth. Longstreth and Mike Klausing walked and Connor McCleary blooped a knock to right to load the sacks. Farmer flied out to center to get Longstreth home and a wild pitch advanced the other two. However, they could get no farther. They made it 6-2 in the fifth. With one out, Nick Leeth was nicked and advanced on a wild offering. Two outs later, he scored on Longstreth’s badhop single that handcuffed second sacker Brown. Lincolnview had a chance to make it closer in the sixth but left two runners on. The Knights scored two big runs in the bottom of the sixth. Holden beat out an infield hit to deep short and stole second. Rolsten was hit by a pitch and both advanced on a sacrifice by Heffner. A wild pitch advanced both, scoring Holden, and Hallfeldt bounced out to second to plate Rolsten. Those runs were needed. Troy Patterson led off the visiting seventh with a free pass and Kyle Williams doubled yt left center, finishing Holden (for Heffner). He was greeted with a 3-run blast to right by Longstreth to get within 8-5. However, the next three batters went down to end the contest and end the Lancer ACME season. In the second game at Wildcat Field, top-seeded Jefferson, earning the bye, couldn’t use that to their advantage, falling 6-3 behind a strong pitching effort by Joey Hurless. The Cougars, who lost the coin toss and were the away team, drew first blood in the game in the top of the second inning when Terin Contreras forced a walk. Contreras moved to second on a passed ball and to third on a single by Mason Krugh. A Tyler Lovett sacrifice fly scored Contreras to give Van Wert the 1-0 lead. Jefferson couldn’t counter in the bottom of the inning and Van Wert added another run in the third as Moreland lined a 2-out triple off the rightfield fence and was plated by a Matt Cucciarre single for a 2-0 edge. Jefferson got on the board in the bottom of the third when Jeff Schleeter singled, moved to second and third on passed balls and scored on a balk by Hurless. Hurless shut the Wildcats down the rest of the frame, however, striking out two and leaving the bases loaded. The Cougars added to their lead with two more runs in the top of the fourth as Krugh reached on an infield single. Lovett followed with a walk before a Cody Adelblue RBI single scored Krugh. Brandt Henry then grounded into a fielder’s choice, which scored Adelblue from third. Jefferson struck back in the bottom of the fifth when Schleeter led off the frame with a single, followed by a Shayn Klinger RBI double. Klinger advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on a Van Wert error to make the score 4-3, Cougars. Jefferson did not score again on the night, however, as Hurless continued to keep the Wildcats off balance at the plate. Jefferson did threaten in the bottom of the sixth as Kyle Anspach walked and moved to third on a Cougar throwing error, which put Zach Kimmett at first. Hurless then got a quick strikeout before a comebacker, putting the runner at third in a pickle. Van Wert could not capitalize on the rundown as the runner, Kyle Anspach, safely retreated to third. Hurless then recorded consecutive strikeouts to end the

inning and the scoring threat. Van Wert picked up two insurance runs in the top of the seventh inning but didn’t need them as Hurless retired the side in the bottom of the frame to send the Wildcats to the loser’s bracket and advance the Cougars in the winner’s bracket. Hurless got the win for the Cougars in going all seven innings, allowing three runs, two earned, while striking out an impressive 10 and walking six. Tony George took the loss for Jefferson, pitching three innings, allowing four earned runs while striking out four and walking two. Leading hitters for the Wildcats were Schleeter, who went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and Klinger, went 1-2 with an RBI and a run scored. Leading hitters for the Cougars were Cucciarre, 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored, and Krugh, 2-3 with a walk and a run scored. The Jays will battle the Cougars at high noon today at Van Wert in the winners’ bracket and Jefferson takes on Crestview at the same time at Lincolnview. GAME 2 Van Wert 011 200 2 - 6 928 Jefferson 001 020 0 - 3 5 0 11 WP - Hurless; LP - George. 2B - (DJ) Shayn Klinger, (VW) Henry. 3B - (VW) Cucciarre, Moreland.

For Week of July 4-10 MONDAY Delphos Minor League Second Round Fourth of July Tournament Mets vs. Cubs, 9 a.m. LL Dodgers vs. Pirates, 11 a.m. LL Championship Game Second-round winners at 5 p.m., LL Tri-County Little League Delphos Teams Semifinals, 1 and 3 p.m. Finals, 7 p.m. TUESDAY Buckeye Boys Pony League Convoy vs. Payne, 6 p.m. Payne Community Park Willshire vs. Ohio City, 6 p.m. Ohio City-Fireman’s Field Wren vs. VW AlspachGearhart, 6 p.m. Smiley ParkField 3 Inner County League Middle Point 1 Reds vs. VW Vision Cubs, 6 p.m. Smiley ParkField 4 Convoy Rockies vs. Middle Point 2 Gray, 6 p.m. Middle PointField A VW Federal Astros vs. Convoy Dodgers, 6 p.m. Smiley ParkField 2 Lee Kinstle Pirates vs. VW Service Club Red Sox, 7:45 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 4 WEDNESDAY Buckeye Boys Pony League VW Alspach-Gearhart vs. Wallace Plumbing VW, 5:30 P.M. Smiley Park-Field 3 Payne vs. Middle Point. 6 Middle Point-Field A Wallace Plumbing VW vs. Van Wert Elks, 8 p.m. Smiley ParkField 3 Tri-County Little League Delphos Pirates vs. Young’s Waste Service Yankees, 6 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 4 K of C Indians vs. VFW Cardinals, 6 p.m. Delphos Ft. Jennings Musketeers vs. 1st Federal Athletics, 7:45 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 4 Greif Rangers vs. Delphos Braves, 7:45 p.m. Delphos THURSDAY Delphos Minor League - First round of tournament Matchups and Times TBD, 6 and 8 p.m. LL/Dia. 4 Buckeye Boys Pony League Ohio City vs. Convoy, 6 p.m. Convoy Willshire vs. Van Wert Elks, 6 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 3 Wren vs. Middle Point, 8 p.m. Middle Point Inner County League Middle Point 2 Gray vs. Lee Kinstle Pirates, 6 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 2 VW Vision Cubs vs. VW Service Club Red Sox, 6 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 4 Optimist Reds vs. Middle Point 1 Reds, 6 p.m. Middle Point-Field A Convoy Rockies vs. VW Federal Astros, 7:45 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 4 FRIDAY Tri-County Little League First Round Tournament, 6 p.m. at Ft. Jennings and Smiley Park-Field 2


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ST. JOHN’S/CRESTVIEW ST. JOHN’S (11) ab-r-h-rbi Tanner Calvelage cf 3-2-3-1, Ben Wrasman 2b 5-1-1-1, Isaac Klausing 2b 0-0-0-0, Jordan Bergfeld p/3b 4-2-3-4, Troy Warnecke ss/1b 5-02-2, Brice Schulte rf 1-0-0-0, Clay Courtney rf 3-1-1-0, TJ Hoersten rf 1-0-0-0, Cody Kundert 3b/p/ss 4-1-30, Austin Jostpille lf/c 4-1-2-0, Austin Reindel c 2-1-1-1, Ryan Densel lf 1-0-0-0, Ryan Buescher 1b/p 3-2-22, Drew Wagner 1b 0-0-0-0. Totals 35-11-18-11. CRESTVIEW (10) ab-r-h-rbi Matt Holden cf 6-0-2-1, Kole Rolsten ss/p 3-1-2-0, Derek Heffner 2b 3-1-2-0, Nick Adam p/3b 4-3-20, Jake Harmon 1b 2-0-0-0, Alex Brown p/1b 2-2-1-2, Jarren Hallfeldt rf 4-0-1-0, Nick Leary lf 2-2-0-1, Jake Wortman 3b/p 3-1-1-3, Blake Meyer c 3-0-0-0. Totals 32-10-11-7. St. John’s 003 2 4 2 0 - 11 Crestview 000 2 1 4 3 - 10 E: Rolsten 3, Wrasman 2, Bergfeld, Warnecke, Adam, Leary; DP; Crestview 2, St. John’s 1; LOB: St. John’s 10, Crestview 15; 2B: Bergfeld, Warnecke, Kundert, Adam, Wortman; HR: Bergfeld; Sac: Calvelage; SF: Wortman; SB: Kundert; POB: Calvelage (by Adam), Harmon (by Bergfeld). IP H R ER BB SO ST. JOHN’S Bergfeld (W, 2-0)5.0 7 4 1 6 4 Kundert 1.0 4 6 1 1 0 Buescher (S, 1)1.0 0 0 0 1 2 CRESTVIEW Adam (L) 4.1 12 8 8 4 3 Rolsten 1.0 5 3 3 2 0 Wortman 1.2 1 0 0 1 1 Bergfeld pitched to 2 batters in 6th Kundert pitched to 4 batters in 7th WP: Bergfeld 4, Buescher, Adam; HBP: Harmon (by Bergfeld), Rolsten (by Bergfeld), Heffner (by Kundert), Hallfeldt (by Kundert); PB: Reindel. ---LINCOLNVIEW/CRESTVIEW LINCOLNVIEW (5) ab-r-h-rbi Nick Leeth ss 2-1-1-0, Troy Patterson 2b 2-1-0-0, Kyle Williams cf 4-1-1-0, Clayton Longstreth c/p 3-2-2-4, Mike Klausing 1b/c 2-0-0-0, Connor McCleery lf/1b 4-0-1-0, Eli Farmer p/rf 3-0-0-1, Dillon Schleeter 3b 2-0-0-0, Tyler Brant rf 0-0-0-0, Logan Miller rf 2-0-0-0. Totals 24-55-5. CRESTVIEW (8) ab-r-h-rbi Matt Holden p/cf 4-3-4-1, Kole Rolsten ss 1-2-0-1, Derek Heffner cf/p 2-0-0-0, Jarren Hallfeldt rf 3-10-1, Alex Brown 2b 1-1-1-2, Jake Harmon 1b 4-0-0-0, Nick Leary lf 3-0-1-1, Jake Wortman 3b 3-0-00, Blake Meyer c 2-1-1-0. Totals 23-8-7-6. Score by Innings: Lincolnview0 0 0 1 1 0 3 - 5 Crestview4 2 0 002 x-8 LOB: Lincolnview 8, Crestview 6; 2B: Williams, Holden; 3B: Holden, Brown; HR: Longstreth; Sac: Heffner 2, Patterson, ; SF: Farmer, Rolsten; SB: . IP H R ER BB SO LINCOLNVIEW Farmer (L)2.0 5 6 4 2 1 Longstreth4.0 2 2 2 2 2 CRESTVIEW Miller 4.0 4 2 2 2 4 Schleeter1.2 4 4 3 3 2 Kortokrax (W, 3-0)1.1 0 0 0 0 3 WP: Holden 3, Farmer 2, Longstreth; HBP: Leeth 2 (by Holden 2), Brown 2 (by Farmer, Longstreth), Rolsten (by Longstreth), Klausing (by Holden).

Ohio Department of Natural Resources CENTRAL OHIO Alum Creek Lake (Delaware Co.) - This 3,192-acre lake north of Columbus can provide fishing action all summer long. As water temperatures have increased, fish have moved to deeper water. Largemouth bass are being caught off of main and secondary points with crankbaits and spinner baits. Trolling worm harnesses or crankbaits close to the bottom along points can produce saugeye, especially at dawn and dusk. Muskellunge can provide good action this time of year; troll crankbaits along the points and dam. Hoover Reservoir (Delaware/Franklin counties) - Crappie fishing is slowing down as fish move deeper. Saugeye are becoming more active as the summer pattern starts to set up; trolling worm harnesses and crankbaits along the east shore can be productive. Bluegill are active in shallower areas, flats and the back of coves; try wax worms or nightcrawlers suspended by a bobber. Channel catfish are becoming active again; fish the north basin using shrimp, nightcrawlers or chicken livers. There is a 10-HP limit here. NORTHWEST OHIO Willard Reservoir (Huron Co.) Perch are being taken during the daytime by still-fishing worms at a depth of about 15 feet. Some great catches have occurred off the dock by the boat ramp. Bellevue #4 (Huron Co.) Largemouth bass have been caught during the mornings and evenings by casting crankbaits or plastic worms; the north and south shore are working the best. New London Reservoir (Huron Co.) - Catfish are being taken on the bottom during the evening by stillfishing worms; west side is the best. Upper Sandusky Reservoir (Huron Co.) - Largemouth bass are being taken in the evenings by fishing nightcrawlers under a slip bobber or casting dark-colored spinner baits; try the south shoreline for best results. Bluegill are also being taken here; early afternoon is the best. Fish wax worms under a slip bobber or cast small jigs near standing timber and brush. NORTHEAST OHIO Atwood Lake (Carroll/Tuscarawas counties) - This 1,529 acre Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District lake has been producing and should continue to produce nice catches of saugeye; the daily bag limit is six with a 15-inch minimum length limit. A good morning or evening of casting jigs tipped with pieces of nightcrawlers has resulted in reports of many limits going home on ice. Turkeyfoot Lake (Summit Co.) Changing weather conditions are periodically turning on largemouth bass fishing; look for oncoming fronts to spur activity. Anglers have been taking good numbers off deep weed edges on jigs and soft plastics in green, brown and black, as have crankbaits and rattle baits; don’t forget top-waters during low light. Weedbeds near shore have also been producing decent catches of bluegill and sunfish; small live bait offerings like red or wax worms fished about 2 feet below a bobber have been productive. SOUTHEAST OHIO Hocking River (Athens/Hocking counties) - Anglers have been catching smallmouth bass from Enterprise to Nelsonville and also at White’s Mill in Athens County; most have been fishing from canoes or shoreline and casting minnows or artificial baits like spinner baits or jigs into current or areas with submerged structure. Channel catfish have also been biting at White’s Mill on cut baits, bluegill and minnows. Tycoon Lake (Gallia Co.) - White crappie are biting and being caught throughout; using nightcrawlers has been very successful for most but minnows fished under a bobber are another popular technique, especially around the handicapped-accessible ramp. Bluegill continue to be caught on jigs and wax worms a few feet deep along submerged fence rows and trees. For dusk to dawn opportunities, fish for channel cats using chicken livers, nightcrawlers or other cut bait in shallow areas. SOUTHWEST OHIO Acton Lake (Preble Co.) - Channel catfish are biting on chicken liver fished along the bottom anywhere in the lake. Saugeye on the Butler County side are being caught using minnows or artificial bait between 10-12 feet deep for the best results. Crappies are hitting on minnows fished 6-8 feet under a bobber near downed trees and brush. Whitewater River and Lake (Hamilton Co.) - Anglers are catching bass and bluegill in the lake. For bass, try jigging, crankbaits and soft plastics. The bluegill are easy to catch from a


boat along the woods with wax worms and a bobber; also try smaller inline spinner baits. Catfish in the 10-lb. range are also being reported on goldfish, shiners and suckers; these can be purchased at the marina. Now, try the pool where the river meets US 50. Anglers have caught saugers, whitebass, channel cats and smallmouth and largemouth bass; they report good success when the water is a little higher than the normal and clear. Summer fishing is also good early in the morning or at dusk; try a jighead with a plain white grub, as well as spoons and rattle-traps. Rocky Fork Lake (Highland Co.) - Good catches of saugeye are coming at 6- to 15-foot depths near the island area at the east end; cast jigs with plastic curly tails or jigs tipped with a nightcrawler or troll shad-pattern crankbaits over underwater humps or along shoreline points. Bluegill are being taken from 2-4 feet deep using red and wax worms or small jigs. Anglers are catching crappie by live minnows or wax worms under a slip bobber deeper than 8 feet throughout the lake but look for areas with woody debris or submerged trees and brush. Channel cats are being caught from shore using nightcrawlers, shrimp and chicken liver tight-lining along the bottom in 3- to 6-foot depths. OHIO RIVER Meldahl Dam (Clermont Co.) Anglers are reporting steady fishing, with catches of gar, catfish and a few white bass; try close to the dam. Daylight hours until dusk have been producing good numbers but early evening until dawn have been good for catfish with chicken liver or cut shad. Racine Dam (Meigs Co.) - Just below the Racine tail waters, anglers have been out in the early mornings casting shad, minnows, wigglewarts and rooster-tails to reel in white bass and hybrid striped bass. Earlymorning fishing can also be productive for channel cats and flatheads using nightcrawlers or cut bait. LAKE ERIE Reminder: The daily bag limit for walleye is 6 with a minimum size limit of 15 inches; the daily bag limit for yellow perch is 30 fish per angler on all Ohio waters here; the steelhead limit is 5 per angler, with the minimum size limit of 12 inches; the black bass (largemouth and smallmouth) daily bag limit is 5 fish and the minimum size limit is 14 inches. Western Basin: Walleye fishing slowed over the past week; the best reports came from West Sister Island, Niagara Reef and the area around Lucy’s Point of Middle Bass Island. Fish have been caught trolling with divers and spoons, on inline weights with worm harnesses and by casting mayfly rigs or drifting with bottombouncers and worm harnesses. ... Yellow perch fishing is improving; the best areas have been around Ballast Island, Lakeside and the SE corner of Kelleys Island using spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom. ... There have been good catches of largemouth bass reported from the harbors and nearshore areas from Catawba to Marblehead. Central Basin: Walleye fishing has been good near the weather buoy at the N end of the Sandbar, at 60-62 feet N of Rocky River, 55-72’ N of Chagrin River, 65-70’ NE/NW of Fairport Harbor and 65-70’ NW of Ashtabula using jet/dipsy divers with pink, blue and silver spoons, as well as worm harnesses. ... Yellow perch fishing has been good off of the condos between Vermilion and Beaver Creek, 23-45’ NW of Gordon Park, 35-45’ NE of Wildwood Park, 42-52’ NW of Fairport, 28-55’ NE of Ashtabula and 38-41’ NE of Conneaut; perch-spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most. Shore anglers are catching fish off the East 55th St. Pier in Cleveland and Headlands Beach Pier out at the lighthouse and Fairport Harbor Pier using spreaders with shiners; mornings have been best. ... Smallmouth bass fishing has been very good in 15-25’ around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut using soft-craws, leeches, dark green and red tube jigs, blade baits and crank baits. ... Anglers are catching catfish and white perch in the Grand River. ... Anglers are catching white bass off the Eastlake CEI breakwall; look for gulls feeding on schools of shiners at the surface — white bass will be below the shiners. ... According to the nearshore marine forecast, the water temperature is 64 degrees off of Toledo and 63 degrees off of Cleveland. Anglers are encouraged to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device while boating. For more information, search at

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Herald — 7

Cool off and read a book at the Delphos Public Library
The summer reading program which began on June 7 is proving to be very popular with young readers again this year. So far, 329 children have signed up for six weeks of reading and fun activities. On July 12, magician/comedian Jason Abbott will present a program at the Jefferson Middle School auditorium at 6:30 p.m. This program is open to everyone. A pool party will be held at the end of the six week program for those who have completed the requirements. There are lots of things to do at the library this summer, so be sure to check it out! 20 new DVD titles were added to our collection this month: About A Boy All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 American Graffiti Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Broken Hill Cats Cool Dog Gnomeo & Juliet Hammers Over The Anvil I Am Number Four Just Go With It Looney Tunes Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Great Outdoors Patton Quigley Down Under Say Anything Spaceballs Traffic True Grit Wyatt Earp Summer Rental – Mary Kay Andrews Ellis, Julia, and Dorie. Best friends since grade school, they now find themselves in their mid-thirties, at the crossroads of life and love. Ellis, recently fired from a job she gave everything to, is rudderless and now beginning to question the choices she’s made over the past decade of her life. Julia — whose caustic wit covers up her wounds — has a man who loves her and is offering her the world, but she can’t hide how deeply insecure she feels about her looks, her brains, and her life. And Dorie has just been shockingly betrayed by the man she loved and trusted the most in the world … though this is just the tip of the iceberg of her problems and secrets. A month in North Carolina’s Outer Banks is just what each of them needs. You Believers – Jane Bradley “My name’s Shelby Waters, and you don’t know me, and you might not ever want to know me because I’m the one you call when someone you love goes missing. Yes, of course you call the cops first, and you should. But once the cop is gone with his report and the profile of what went down rising up in his mind, and you’ve got nothing left but worry and waiting for the phone to ring, you call me.” Now You See Her – James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge Nina Bloom’s secret life began nineteen years ago. She had looks to die for, a handsome police-officer husband and a carefree life in Key West. But Nina’s world shattered when she unearthed a terrible secret that caused her to run for her life and change her identity. Now, years later, after building a successful career in New York, she risks everything to return to Florida and confront the murderous evil she fled. The Heart Specialist – Claire Holden Rothman Agnes White is fascinated by the “wrong” things — microscopes, dissections and anatomy. A lonely orphan raised by her prim grandmother at the turn of the twentihave sold their kidneys for cash; unscrupulous grave robbers who steal human bones from cemeteries, morgues, and funeral pyres for anatomical skeletons used in Western medical schools and labs; and an ancient temple that makes money selling the hair of its devotees to wig makers in America. While local and international law enforcement have cracked down on the market, advances in science have increased the demand for human tissue — ligaments, kidneys, even rented space in women’s wombs — leaving little room to consider the ethical dilemmas inherent in the flesh-and-blood trade. This is an eyeopening, surreal look at the little-known global industry and its implications for all our lives. Green Flowers: Unexpected beauty for the garden, container or vase – Alison Hoblyn Green may be the most common hue in nature, but it is surprisingly uncommon as a flower color. Gardeners, designers and flower-arrangers value green-flowered plants for their freshness, intriguing shapes and capacity to complement bolder flower colors. Green flowers compel passersby to take a closer look. This vibrant collection of green-flowered plants showcases a wide spectrum of perennials, annuals, bulbs and orchids. Photos combine with descriptions, cultivation advice and interesting background information to inspire all plant-lovers to embrace these fascinating flowers. 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help you,” and “If this isn’t working, you can’t be trying hard enough. Greensboro, N.C.: My wife left me for another man, and I became a single father raising a troublesome son. My sister suggested counseling, and one day, on impulse, I drove to a family counseling center and sat in the waiting room. A woman asked if I needed help, and I said, “I think so.” She didn’t say anything, but the waterfall came. I couldn’t stop talking, and so many things rolled out of my mouth and eyes that they surprised me. When I got outside of the building, I felt 30 pounds lighter. It was all I needed to focus on the things before me from then on. Fairfield, Conn.: When I separated from my wife of

Dear Readers: As promised, one more day on counseling: Dear Annie: Is counseling helpful? You bet. Every person sees a situation differently. Counselors give us a viewfinder into the other side so we can empathize and understand. They teach us that conflict is normal and healthy and give us the skills to fight fair. Counselors help us see how our past experiences may affect our current circumstances. They let us vent our frustrations without being judgmental and guide us to change for the better. Counselors teach us to stop wishing for someone who doesn’t exist. -- Problem Gone From California: My husband and I went to coun-

seling every week for three my health plan’s list of proyears. The counselor was viders. I can’t believe how terrific, and I learned a lot lucky I was. After five sesabout how to cope. However, sions, he looked me in the eye at the end of three and quietly told me, years, I asked my “I can’t take your husband whether money anymore. he was planning to You’re tired. Get a make any changes, job you like with and he said, “No.” regular hours.” I So I said, “Why followed his advice, are we wasting the and things got betmoney?” ter immediately. Maryland: Back Kentucky: For in the late 1980s, my girlfriend and I was a newlywed me, counseling has college student been nothing but a working a late shift Annie’s Mailbox waste of time and at a job I hated. I money. We’ve gone had developed the inconve- through several counselors, nient tendency to burst into each with no results. We’ve tears at random moments for been told things such as, no apparent reason. I found “Just keep working at that, a certified social worker by and it will get better,” “Go blindly picking a name from out and buy this book, it will

11 years, I was totally unprepared to live alone. I missed my kids and was not sleeping well. One Sunday when I was distraught, I went to a phone booth and called a number for help in the Yellow Pages. I spilled my guts about my life, and this person gave me the name and phone number of a counselor and arranged an appointment. This counselor was an angel from heaven. He pushed me to confront my mother’s death, which I had never gotten over. Now, 31 years later, I’ve been remarried for 28 years and am doing fine. Over the years, I have learned to realize that not all women are going to leave me. Seeking help was the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. Dear Annie: I was diag-

nosed with bipolar disorder, and doctors begged me to get therapy along with medication. I absolutely refused. But after five years, I gave it a chance. What a huge difference it made in my life. I found my counselor through social services because I had no insurance. Also, Catholic Charities is a great place, and they charge on a sliding scale if you don’t have insurance. -- Better in Pennsylvania Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

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Defiant Gadhafi threatens attacks in Europe Illinois’ death row officially shuts down
By ADAM SCHRECK The Associated Press TRIPOLI, Libya — A defiant Moammar Gadhafi threatened Friday to carry out attacks in Europe against “homes, offices, families,” unless NATO halts its campaign of airstrikes against his regime in Libya. The Libyan leader, sought by the International Criminal Court for a brutal crackdown on anti-government protesters, delivered the warning in a telephone message played to thousands of supporters gathered in the main square of the capital Tripoli. It was one of the largest pro-government rallies in recent months, signaling that Gadhafi can still muster significant support. A green cloth, several hundred meters long and held aloft by supporters, snaked above the crowd filling Tripoli’s Green Square. Green is Libya’s national color. A series of powerful explosions later rattled the heart of the capital, apparently new NATO airstrikes, as Gadhafi supporters cheered, honked horns and fired into the air in the street. Black smoke could be seen rising from the area near Gadhafi’s Bab al-Aziziya compound. Gadhafi spoke from an unknown location in a likely sign of concern over his safety. Addressing the West, Gadhafi warned that Libyans might take revenge for NATO bombings. “These people (the Libyans) are able to one day take this battle ... to Europe, to target your homes, offices, families, which would become legitimate military targets, like you have targeted our homes,” he said. “We can decide to treat you in a similar way. “If we decide to, we are able to move to Europe like locusts, like bees. We advise you to retreat before you are dealt a disaster.” It was not immediately clear whether Gadhafi could make good on such threats. In the past, Gadhafi supported various militant groups, including the IRA and several Palestinian factions, while Libyan agents were blamed for attacks in Europe, including a Berlin disco bombing in 1986 and the downing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, that killed 270 people, mostly Americans. Libya later acknowledged responsibility for Lockerbie. In recent years, however, Gadhafi was believed to have severed his ties with extremist groups when he moved to reconcile with Europe and the United States. Al-Qaida and other jihadi groups have opposed Gadhafi since he cracked down in the late 1990s on the Islamist Libyan Islamic Fighting Group which sought to replace his regime with an Islamic state. A U.S. State Department spokesman, Mark Toner, said the U.S. would take Gadhafi’s threat of attacks seriously, as his regime carried out such actions in the past. Toner added he did not know if there was intelligence to indicate Gadhafi’s regime would be able to carry out such attacks. “This is an individual who’s obviously capable of carrying these kinds of threats, that’s what makes him so dangerous, but he’s also someone who’s given to overblown rhetoric,” Toner told a news conference in Washington. Friday’s rally came just four days after the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam and Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Sanoussi for crimes against humanity. International prosecutors allege government troops fired on civilian protesters during antiGadhafi street demonstrations earlier this year. The popular uprising has since turned into a protracted civil war, with anti-government rebels controlling much of eastern Libya and parts of Libya’s western mountains. NATO has been bombing governmentlinked targets since March. In his speech Friday, Gadhafi denounced the rebels as traitors and blamed them for Libya’s troubles. He said Libyans who fled to neighboring Tunisia are now “working as maids for the Tunisians.” “Tunisians used to work for Libyans. What brought you to this stage? The traitors,” he added. He called on his supporters to march on rebel strongholds, including the western mountain area and the port city of Misrata, both in the otherwise Gadhafi-controlled western Libya. “We must end this battle fast,” he said of the attempts to oust him from power, which began with an uprising in midFebruary. Gadhafi’s speech signaled that mounting international pressure, including the arrest warrants against him, have made him only more defiant. His son, Seif al-Islam, who like his father is a wanted man, denied in a TV interview that either of them ordered the killing of civilian protesters in Libya, as prosecutors charge. The younger Gadhafi told Russian news channel RT in an interview posted online Friday that “most of the people” died when they tried to storm military sites and that guards fired on them under standing orders to protect the bases and themselves. However, documents from the International Criminal Court outline multiple instances in which the tribunal prosecutors allege government troops fired on civilian protesters during anti-Gadhafi street demonstrations earlier this year. The younger Gadhafi had once been viewed as a reformer by the West and was being groomed as a possible successor to his father. Seif al-Islam wore a thick beard and traditional clothes in the interview. He denounced the international court seeking his arrest as controlled by the NATO countries now bombing Libya. “This court is a Mickey Mouse court ... For me to be responsible for killing people, it was a big joke,” he told the Russian state-funded network. The Netherlands-based tribunal on Monday issued arrest warrants against the Libyan leader, his son Seif al-Islam and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Sanoussi. The three are accused of orchestrating the killing, injuring, arrest and imprisonment of hundreds of civilians during the first 12 days of an uprising to topple Moammar Gadhafi from power and for trying to cover up their alleged crimes. Presiding Judge Sanji Monageng of Botswana has said that hundreds of civilians were killed, injured or arrested in the crackdown and there were “reasonable grounds to believe” that Gadhafi and his son were both responsible for their murder and persecution. But Seif al-Islam denied that he and his father specifically ordered protesters to be killed. “Of course not,” he said, arguing that government troops fired on protesters out of selfdefense. “Nobody ordered. Nobody. The guards fired. That’s it. ... The guards were surprised by the attacking people and they (started) ... firing. They don’t need an order to defend themselves.” Seif al-Islam accused Western nations of intervening in Libya because they are after the country’s oil and other resources. He said the goal is “to control Libya” and vowed to fight on. “Nobody will give up. Nobody will raise the white flag,” he added. “We want peace but if you want to fight, we are not cowards. ... We are going to fight.”

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Shriver files papers to divorce Schwarzenegger
By ANTHONY McCARTNEY The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Six weeks after Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed he had fathered a child out of wedlock, his wife Maria Shriver filed divorce papers Friday to end their marriage of 25 years. The former television journalist and Kennedy family heiress cited irreconcilable differences but offered no additional details about the breakup. She also did not list a date when the couple separated, although they announced they had done so on May 9. A week later, the former California governor and 1-time action star admitted he fathered a child with a member of his household staff years ago. The filing, which Shriver signed nearly two weeks ago, signals an end to a union that began with a storybook wedding on a spring day in 1986 in Cape Cod and brought together a bodybuilder and rising action star and a princess of the Kennedy clan, herself an up-and-coming network newscaster. They apparently entered marriage with no plans that it would end. Shriver’s filing does not indicate the couple had a premarital agreement. That means Schwarzenegger’s earnings from a career as a Hollywood megastar, which allowed him to forgo a salary as governor and commute by private jet to Sacramento, likely will be evenly divided with his estranged wife. Shriver is seeking spousal support but any amount would be determined later, either through a settlement agreement or by a judge. The divorce is expected to be handled mostly behind closed doors. Several of Schwarzenegger’s biggest hits, including “Predator,” “True Lies” and the blockbuster sequel “Terminator 2” were made during his marriage to Shriver. Shriver became an awardwinning television journalist but put her career on hold when Schwarzenegger ran for governor. Economic disclosure forms filed when Schwarzenegger left as California governor in January show he has interests in at least eight entities each worth $1 million or more. An exact tally of his wealth is impossible to calculate. The forms also show he still retains rights to intellectual property from his days as a fitness guru and movie star. Shriver’s holdings are more modest but are listed in the disclosure as being worth more than $1 million. She is a member of the Kennedy family and a beneficiary of some of its assets in addition to owning rights and royalties from her work as an author, the filings show. In recent months, she has appeared in videos posted on YouTube in which she talks about stress in her life, the weight of expectations and the search for faith in a troubled

world. Shriver and Schwarzenegger have four children together, including two sons who are still minors. Shriver’s petition seeks joint custody of the teens, who are 17 and 13. Schwarzenegger’s spokesman Adam Mendelsohn declined comment in an email. Shriver’s attorney Laura Wasser did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment. Her spokesman Matthew DiGirolamo declined comment. Shriver stood by her husband’s side as he ran for California’s governorship in 2003, even after the Los Angeles Times reported accusations by several women that they had been groped by the movie star. Schwarzenegger later said he “behaved badly sometimes” and was twice elected to the governorship. He failed to fix the state’s chronic budget problems and left office in January with an eye toward environmental projects and a return to the big screen.

CHICAGO — After spending years at the center of heated national debate over capital punishment, Illinois’ death row officially died Friday when a state law abolishing the death penalty quietly took effect. The state garnered international attention when then-Republican Gov. George Ryan declared a moratorium in 2000 after several inmates’ death sentences were overturned and he cleared death row three years later. One man who came within 48 hours of being executed was among those later declared innocent. The fate of executions in the state was sealed in March when Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation ending the death penalty, following years of stories of men sentenced to death for crimes they did not commit and families of murder victims angrily demanding their loved ones’ killers pay with their own lives. Illinois has executed 12 men since 1977, when the death penalty was reinstated, but none since 1999. Quinn subsequently commuted the sentences of the 15 men on death row to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Fourteen are now in maximum security prisons, while one is in a medium-high security prison with a mental health facility. Ironically, the state’s death row at the prison in Pontiac, about 100 miles southwest of Chicago, has been turned into a place where inmates go when they’re deemed worthy of leaving the state’s supermaximum prison in southern Illinois, the Tamms Correctional Center, and enter a less-restrictive program. “It is a step down from Tamms,” said Stacey Solano, spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Corrections. “When they transition out, it is a restric-

tive environment but not as restrictive as Tamms.” As for the death chamber itself, no decision has been made about what — if anything — will be done with it, Solano said. The legislation abolishing the death penalty was signed by Quinn amid much fanfare but Friday’s finality was barely noted around the state. Solano said the department received just two calls for information from the media on Friday. That lack of interest stands in contrast to the last dozen years or so when Illinois was often at the forefront of debate over the death penalty. Ryan, who imposed the execution moratorium after the death sentences of 13 men were overturned, called the state’s capital punishment system “haunted by the demon of error.” He cleared death row shortly before leaving office in 2003, by commuting the sentences of 167 condemned inmates to life in prison. Even as lawmakers debated the death penalty and the moratorium, prosecutors continued to seek the death penalty. By the time Quinn signed the bill in March, there were 15 men on death row. Among them was Brian Dugan, who was convicted in 2009 in the 1983 slaying of 10-year-old Jeanine Nicarico — years after two men were sentenced to death for the same slaying before they were ultimately exonerated and released from prison. Former Cook County State’s Attorney Dick Devine, a proponent of the death penalty and a vocal critic of Ryan’s decision to clear death row, pointed out that among those who benefit from the ban is a man who raped a mother and daughter in front of one another before stabbing them to death. Devine added he doesn’t believe the death penalty is gone forever in Illinois,and that the debate will begin anew when there is a particularly horrific crime.

Answers to Friday’s questions: Peter Holden holds the record for eating at McDonald’s restaurants. At last count, he had eaten at 11,620. The highest U.S. tax rate for an individual is 37.6 percent. Today’s questions: Do fish drink water? What are your chances of begin struck by a meteorite? Answers in Tuesday’s Herald. Today’s words: Autophobia: fear of oneself or being alone Pedology: soil study

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