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By MATT SEDENSKY and KYLE HIGHTOWER The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — A judge sentenced Casey Anthony today to four years for lying to investigators but says she could go free in late July or early August because she has already served nearly three years in jail and has had good behavior. While acquitted of killing and abusing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, Anthony was convicted of four counts of lying to detectives trying to find her daughter in July 2008. She lied to them about working at the Universal Studios theme park, about leaving her daughter with a non-existent nanny named Zanny, about leaving the girl with friends and about receiving a phone call from her. Her defense attorneys argued before sentencing that her convictions should be combined into one, but the judge disagreed. Judge Belvin Perry also fined her $1,000 on each count and said attorneys for both sides will have to decide exactly how much time she should be credited for. At the time of the girl’s disappearance in June 2008, Anthony, a single mother, and Caylee were living with Anthony’s parents, George and Cindy Anthony, in suburban Orlando. No one has come forward as the child’s father. Prosecutors contended Anthony, then 22, suffocated Caylee with duct tape because she was interfering with her desire to be with her boyfriend and party with her friends. Defense attorneys countered that the toddler accidentally drowned in the family swimming pool. They said that when Anthony panicked, her father, a former police officer, decided to make the
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Delphos, Ohio death look like a murder. They said he put duct tape on the girl’s mouth and then dumped the body in woods about a quarter-mile away. The defense said Anthony’s apparent carefree life hid emotional distress caused by sexual abuse from her father. Her father firmly denied both the cover-up and abuse claims. The prosecution called those claims absurd, and said no one makes an accident look like a murder.
The Van Wert County Agricultural Society has announced the fair board office will be open for entries for the 2011 Van Wert County Fair from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. July 11. All livestock and other entries will open on July 11 and close at 5 p.m. on Aug. 1. This deadline will be strictly enforced. The deadline includes entries for all livestock, farm products, horticulture, canned goods, baked goods, fine arts, photography, antiques, domestic manufacture, flowers, and plants. Entry forms and information may be viewed and printed at vanwertcountyfair. com by selecting Premium Book Page then 2011 Senior Departments Fairbook. Entry forms can be picked up in the office or can be mailed or faxed to you by calling 419-238-9270. The 2011 Van Wert County Fair Handbook is also available for pickup. The fair board office hours are as follows: Monday, July 11-Aug. 30 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to noon Saturday 1-5 p.m. Aug. 28 (Sunday before the fair - ticket sales only) Office hours during the fair will be : Aug. 31-Sept. 5 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday (Labor Day) Entry tags may be picked up starting Aug. 15. All entries are dismissed at 8 a.m. on Sept. 6. The Fair Office has Membership and Season tickets for sale now at $18 per person. Season tickets will also be available July 19 at businesses throughout the county. Membership tickets are only available in the fair office and are required for entries and voting purposes. Reserved seat tickets will be available for harness racing, thoroughbred racing, truck and tractor pull, demo derby, band show and cheerleading. For more information call 419-238-9270.
Israel deploys airport police to screen activists
By AMY TEIBEL The Associated Press
JERUSALEM — Israel deployed hundreds of extra police at its already heavily guarded international airport today and asked two German airlines to bar potential trouble-makers from Tel Avivbound flights, in anticipation of the arrival of hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists. The activists, expected to arrive late today and Friday, say they are on a peaceful mission to the West Bank to draw attention to the plight of Palestinians living under Israeli occupation. Israel holds complete control over who enters and exits the West Bank. But Israel has been wary of entanglement with foreign activists since Israeli naval commandos clashed with passengers aboard an international Gaza-bound flotilla last year, killing nine people. Israeli fears have been further heightened by deadly clashes in recent weeks with pro-Palestinian activists along Israel’s frontiers with Lebanon and Syria. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said officers deployed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport have been prepared to deal with scenarios ranging from uneventful landings to airport officials being attacked. Israel is known for its strict airline security, beginning with check-ins on incoming flights, and officials claim they have sophisticated intelligence procedures in place to identify potential troublemakers. The Yediot Ahronot newspaper today quoted a police commander, Nissim Mor, as saying 150 activists have been earmarked as potentially probColdwater/Kenton not on lematic and their names turned ESPN over to airlines in an attempt According to Coldwater to prevent their arrival. Athletic Director Eric It’s unclear how many Goodwin, Paragon Marketing activists would be denied (sub-contractor for ESPN) has informed him that the Coldwater vs. Kenton week 1 football game on ESPN has been denied due to lack of production money for that weekend of games. ESPN will be limiting the amount of high school games they air that opening week due to the lack of dollars for them. Therefore, the Kenton at Coldwater game will go on as scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 26.
entry after landing at the airport. Israel says it will not stop people because of their political beliefs, but that its only concern is to stop people who plan to carry out illegal or violent acts. Rosenfeld said airport facilities could hold as many as 80 detainees, and that any overflow would be sent to a prison in southern Israel. The airborne activists have denied any direct connection with the latest attempt to breach the Gaza blockade, which appears to have largely fizzled in recent days. The flotilla ships were held up by mysterious malfunctions and Greek authorities who did not let them set sail from ports in Greece where the ships had mustered. Organizers of the flights to Tel Aviv say their people will tour the West Bank in solidarity with the Palestinians and that some would take part in weekly protests against Israel in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. They say all their activities will be nonviolent. In Europe, German federal police said as long as passengers had valid tickets and passports, they had no grounds to stop any activists at airports there. Two German airlines, flagship carrier Lufthansa and Air Berlin, said today they received lists of people from Israel who are not allowed into the country. Lufthansa said it would comply. Lufthansa “is obliged not to transport any passsnegers who do not hold valid entry permits or whose entry into the respective state has been denied by local authorities beforehand as in this case,” company spokesman Patrick Meschenmoser said today. He declined to say how many passengers were on the list, or whether any of them had planned to fly with the airline.
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Above: Jordan Blackburn, 14, shows off his back-flip off the diving board at the Delphos Municipal Swimming Pool Wednesday. Temperatures reached 91 degrees. Below: Elijah Breeze, 11, passed Wednesday afternoon fishing in the Miami-Erie Canal.
Hacking costs tabloid more ads, link to vets group
By ROBERT BARR The Associated Press LONDON — A phonehacking scandal cost the News of the World more advertisers and a prestigious link with military veterans today after another paper reported that the tabloid had collected the telephone numbers of relatives of slain troops. The report in The Daily Telegraph newspaper did not cite any evidence that relatives’ phones had been hacked or that the newspaper had done anything illegal in obtaining their numbers. Nonetheless a storm of outrage followed. “If these actions are proved to have been verified, I am appalled,” said Gen. David Richards, the head of the armed forces. The commander of London’s Metropolitan Police, bowing to public concern about the rigor of its investigation of alleged illegal payments by the paper to officers, announced
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St. Barbara’s sets annual festival
CLOVERDALE — St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Cloverdale will hold its annual Parish Festival on Sunday. The day includes $8 barbecued chicken and golden pork loin dinners served in the airconditioned hall from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Homemade pies and cakes will be sold for an additional charge. Carry-outs are also available. Registration for the corn hole tournament is 10 a.m.noon with play at noon. Entry is $20 per 2-person team with a 50 percent payout. Four bicycles will be given away; two at 2 p.m. and two at 5 p.m. Winners must be present. The Big Ticket drawing
is at 7 p.m. The top prize is $1,000; second place, $500; and third place, $250. Kids’ games, a fish pond, bingo, a bake sale and hourly cash drawings (winners must be present) will also be held. Ice cold beverages will be available in the Beer Garden. The event is open to the public.
that the Independent Police Complaints Commission would supervise the probe. “I will personally supervise this investigation to give independent oversight and ensure that it is robust in its attempts to identify any officer who may have committed an offense,” said Deborah Glass, deputy chair of the commission. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Paul Stephenson said he was “determined” to see any officers who received payments facing criminal conviction. “I am more than ashamed - I am determined to see them in a criminal court,” he told Sky News. There were also new allegations of police corruption made by a former senior officer who said some officers received substantial payments from journalists seeking information and tips. The embarrassing scandal, which includes allegations See HACKING, page 2
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At 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday while on routine patrol, Delphos police came into contact with Andrew Lumpkins, 23, of Fort Wayne, at which time officers found Lumpkins was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Upon searching the vehicle, Lumpkins was also found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Lumpkins was cited into Lima Municipal Court on the charges.
Fort Wayne man Cloverdale man Resident reports faces OVI, drug faces numerous burglary At 10:51 a.m. on Monday, possession charges Delphos police were called
At 8:26 p.m. on Monday, Delphos police were called to the 100 block of East Fifth Street in reference to an intoxicated subject in that area. Upon officers’ arrival, they located Kenneth Potter, 48, of Cloverdale and a 14-year-old juvenile in the area. As officers spoke with Potter, he became disorderly and after being advised by officers to calm down Potter continued to behave in a disorderly manner. Potter was arrested by officers and as they placed him into the police cruiser to transport him, Potter became uncooperative and began resisting officers. Officers used their pepper spray on Potter. Potter was transported to the Allen County Jail and was cited into Lima Municipal Court on the charges of obstructing official business, persistent disorderly conduct, open container of alcoholic beverage in a public place, resisting arrest and furnishing alcohol to a minor. to the 400 block of North Franklin Street in reference to a burglary complaint. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim stated that a subject known to the victim had came to the residence and forcibly entered the residence and had taken items. The report was forwarded to the Detective Bureau for further investigation.
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China state media dismiss reports of Jiang’s death
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At 5:59 a.m. on Sunday, Delphos police were called to the 400 block of North Scott Street in reference to an intoxicated subject knocking on doors in that area. Upon officers’ arrival, they located Victor Bentura, 23, of Wapak, at which time Bentura was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct while intoxicated. Bentura was transported to the Allen County Jail and cited into the Lima Municipal Court on the charge.
Wapak man faces disorderly conduct
Resident reports theft of items
At 1:29 p.m. on Tuesday, Delphos police were called to the 800 block of West Skinner Street in reference to a theft complaint. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim stated a subject known to the victim had taken items without permission. The report was forwarded to the Detective Bureau for further investigation.
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At 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Delphos police were called to the 800 block of South Main Street in reference to a domestic dispute. Upon officers’ arrival, the complainant stated an argument had occurred but no physical altercation had occurred. One of the subjects agreed to leave the residence to allow the situation to calm down.
At 10:49 a.m. on Sunday while on routine patrol, Delphos police came into contact with Richard Gilbert, 39, of Lima, at which time it was found that Gilbert had an outstanding warrant for his arrest issued out of Defiance. As a result, Gilbert was taken into custody and trans- (Continued from page 1) ported to the Allen County Jail where he was held until that journalists hacked into Defiance could make arrange- the voicemail of a missing teenager, possibly hamperments to pick him up. ing the police investigations, is taking a toll on Rupert Murdoch’s business interest. He heads News Corp., the parent company that owns At 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, News of the World and other Delphos Police came into con- British papers. tact with Jonathon Seman, 18, The share price of British of Delphos at the Delphos Sky Broadcasting continued Stadium Park. falling amid growing concern Officers had knowledge that News Corp. — the tabthat Seman had an outstand- loid’s owner — would be ing warrant for his arrest blocked in its controversial issued out of Lima Municipal bid to take full control of the Court for failing to appear broadcaster. in court. As a result, Seman J. Sainsbury, Britain’s was arrested and later turned third-largest supermarover to Allen County Sheriff’s ket group, energy company Department deputies. Npower, national pharmacy chain Boots and mobile phone
BEIJING — China today dismissed as rumor reports that retired President Jiang Zemin, who led the country through massive changes after the crushing of the 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy movement, has died. The official Xinhua News Agency quoted what it called authoritative sources as saying the reports were “pure rumor.” The one-sentence dispatch in English wasn’t carried by the Chinese-language service of the state-run agency, indicating it was meant for overseas audiences. The need to comment underscores the difficulties the secretive, authoritarian government faces in controlling information. While state media are under tight control, foreign reports seep into China via the Internet, giving Chinese access to news — and rumors — the leadership dislikes. An official from the Cabinet’s information office said only, “It’s a rumor,” when asked about Jiang’s death. The official, like many
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in China, would give only her surname, Li. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei refused to The Daily Herald (USPS 1525 comment directly on Jiang, 8000) is published daily except referring reporters at a regular Sundays and Holidays. news conference today to the By carrier in Delphos and Xinhua report. area towns, or by rural motor The denials follow days of route where available $2.09 per intense online conjecture over week. By mail in Allen, Van whether Jiang, 84, had died Wert, or Putnam County, $105 or was close to death, fueled per year. Outside these counties by his failure to appear at last $119 per year. the Friday’s celebration of the in Entered in Ohio post office Delphos, 45833 as 90th anniversary of the ruling Periodicals, postage paid at Communist Party’s founding. Delphos, Ohio. A Hong Kong TV staNo mail subscriptions will be tion and Japanese and South accepted in towns or villages Korean media had reported where The Daily Herald paper Jiang had died. None of the carriers or motor routes provide reports had named sources, daily home delivery for $2.09 and the Hong Kong broad- per week. 405 North Main St. caster, ATV, retracted the TELEPHONE 695-0015 report and apologized to its Office Hours audience, Jiang and his fam8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. ily today. POSTMASTER: While the rumors were Send address changes suppressed on the mainland, to THE DAILY HERALD, 405 N. Main St. they were widely reported in Delphos, Ohio 45833 the semiautonomous Chinese territory that’s promised Western-style civil liberties including freedom of speech. The speculation was splashed orreCtions on the front pages of leading Hong Kong newspapers rita Gorman will celetoday. brate her 98th birthday on July 11. in the notice in Wednesday’s paper, her company O2 announced address should have read: Mrs. rita Gorman that they were withdrawing st. Francis Home advertising from the News 182 st. Francis Ave., of the World, joining Ford, tiffin, oH, 44883 Vauxhall and others which previously backed out. The Royal British Legion, The Delphos Herald wants one of the nation’s most to correct published errors in revered institutions, said it its news, sports and feature was dropping the News of the articles. To inform the newsWorld as a partner in cam- room of a mistake in published paigns on veterans’ issues information, call the editorial and had suspended all other department at 419-695-0015. ties until the allegations are Corrections will be published resolved. on this page. “We can’t with any conscience campaign alongside News of the World on behalf of armed forces families while it stands accused of preying st. ritA’s on these same families in the A girl was born July 6 to lowest depths of their mis- Brian and Linda Powell of ery,” the Legion said. “The Elida. hacking allegations have shocked us to the core.”
The following Individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court: April Diltz, 32, Swanton and formerly of Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to two counts of possession of drugs (heroin), a felony of the fourth degree. Diltz was arrested after she allegedly sold heroin to an undercover agent working for the West Central Crime Task Force during August 2010. The sales of the heroin took place in Van Wert. Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. Aug. 17. Jose sanchez, Van Wert, was sentence to one year of community control on a charge of domestic violence, a misde-
meanor of the first degree. Sanchez allegedly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to a household member. Sanchez will be under the supervision of the Van Wert County Adult Probation Department, failure to successfully complete the community control program can result in a fine of $1,000 and 180 days in jail. Adrian i. Mileto, 27, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to a charge of domestic violence, a misdemeanor of the first degree. According to police reports Mileto did cause or attempt to cause physical harm to her mother on March 24. Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. July 30.
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Trust sells 3 former GM properties in Ohio, Mich.
MORAINE (AP) — Two former General Motors Co. plant sites in Ohio and one in Michigan have been sold to development firms, a trust created by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court said Wednesday. The Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response Trust created in March to clean up, redevelop and sell 89 former GM properties in 14 states didn’t release the amounts of the transactions. A former assembly plant site in Moraine in southwest Ohio was sold to Downey, Calif.-based Industrial Realty Group (IRG), and a former transmission plant site in Parma in northeast Ohio was sold to Solon, Ohio-based 54 Chevy LLC, the trust said in a statement. A former stamping plant site in Wyoming, Mich., was sold to West Bloomfield, Mich.-based Lormax Stern Development Co. “The sale of these properties creates a tremendous opportunity for economic growth in these communities,” Bruce Rasher, redevelopment manager of the trust, said. IRG plans to divide the Moraine site of approximately 400 acres, including a 4-million-square-foot building, among multiple tenants that would employ up to 2,000 people, the trust said. In Parma, a suburb of Cleveland, 54 Chevy LLC plans to redevelop the 60-acre site to attract jobs to the com-
Woman: I was raped at Ohio home where bodies found
By MEGHAN BARR Associated Press CLEVELAND — A woman testified this week that she was raped and nearly choked to death before she fell naked from a third-floor window of a home where a man has been accused of killing 11 other women and hiding their bodies. Jurors watched a cellphone video that prosecutors said showed the woman falling from an attic window of Anthony Sowell’s home. The grainy video shows a naked man — whom the woman identified as Sowell — walking out of the home and apparently trying to move her motionless body from the place where she had landed. The woman told jurors that she was attacked by Sowell on Oct. 20, 2009, a little more than a week before a SWAT team discovered the first two bodies in his home. Sowell, a sex offender, has pleaded not guilty to killing 11 women whose decomposing remains were unearthed from his home and backyard. He faces the death penalty if convicted. The Associated Press generally does not identify potential victims of sexual assault. The woman said she had been smoking crack with Sowell at his Cleveland home after a night of partying. She said Sowell invited her back to his home when they ran into each other in the drugridden neighborhood where they both lived. After hours of doing drugs, the woman said, she left Sowell’s home but turned around halfway down the street when she realized that she had forgotten her ID in his bedroom. She testified that when she entered the home a second time and began to climb the stairs to retrieve her ID, Sowell came up behind her and began choking her. “He took me in a choke hold all the way up the steps back to the bedroom,” she said. “He told me to take off my clothes and to get on the bed. He told me to lay on my stomach, where he proceeded to violently rape me.” Sowell, 51, seemed agitated in the courtroom during the woman’s testimony,
munity, the trust said. Lormax Stern, the developer that purchased the 88-acre former GM Grand Rapids Stamping Plant site, has provided the property to the city of Wyoming for a token $1 as part of a publicprivate partnership, the trust said. The 2.6 million-squarefoot building will be torn down, and a nonprofit economic development organization will market the property for redevelopment. “Our focus from the beginning has been to put people who lost jobs when the stamping plant closed back to work, and the redevelopment of this site will help to accomplish that goal,” Wyoming City Manager Curtis Holt said. Parma Mayor Dean DePiero and Moraine City Manager Dave Hicks said their cities also are looking forward to the sites’ redevelopment as a way to bring jobs back to their communities. The sites are the first of the 89 properties to be sold, and the proceeds will be used to help cover costs related to owning, maintaining and marketing the remaining properties left behind in the Detroitbased automaker’s 2009 bankruptcy, trust spokesman Bill Richmond said. The trust was established through a settlement agreement between the federal government, 14 states and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe that owns land adjoining one of the sites in New York.
shaking his head several times and frequently leaning over to consult with his defense attorneys. He also appeared to be smirking at times while she testified. He has been largely impassive throughout most of the trial. The woman said Sowell told her she “wasn’t going anywhere.” “And that if I tried to scream, run or make any noise that he would kill me,” she said. During the attack, Sowell stood up and began closing all the windows in the room, the woman said. That’s when she decided to attempt an escape, she said. “I ran to the window, and I kicked the screen up and I was all the way out the window,” she told the court. “And I thought to myself that if I could just hang drop I might only break a leg or twist an ankle.” The woman said she was clinging to the windowsill when Sowell came over and grabbed her hands and tried to pull her back inside. “When he could not pull me back in, he shoved me down hard as he could,” she said. “The next time I woke up it was Thursday, and I was in the hospital.” Police officers showed up at the woman’s front door days later, after the cellphone video had surfaced on local television stations, she said. Prosecutors didn’t say who shot the video. On Oct. 29, 2009, the SWAT team broke into Sowell’s home on an arrest warrant for allegations of another attack and rape about a month earlier, on Sept. 22. The woman who claimed that Sowell attacked her that day also testified Tuesday in Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court, along with the detective who investigated her case. That woman told the court that Sowell raped her and tried to strangle her with an extension cord but later let her leave. Earlier Tuesday, several family members of victims testified about the pain they felt when the women disappeared one by one. Prosecutors say Sowell lured the woman into his home with drugs and alcohol and then killed them.
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The brave to maximize efficient use of new world of “green chem- resources while minimizing istry,” in which reducing or degradation of the planet from eliminating the use or genera- pollution and waste. “Eco-jobs tion of hazardous substances is can range from engineering top priority in the design, use a photovoltaic solar cell to and disposal of products, is designing a building for more leading to a rash of new, safer energy efficiency to landscapeco.org photo ing a yard to minimize erosion ingredients. Companies looking to put to finding more sustainable Eco.org, a leading green jobs web site, defines a green job as a “BPA-free” sticker on their forestry techniques,” reports any job in any company where the primary focus is on reducing bottles, for instance, can make eco.org. the impacts of our activities or products on the environment. While you may be hard Green jobs serve to maximize the efficient use of resources them instead with Eastman Tritan copolyester, a plastic pressed to find environmental while minimizing the degradation of the planet from pollution alternative that doesn’t dis- job opportunities on general and waste. rupt hormones as Nalgene and CamelBak do. Phthalates— used to soften plastic toys— can be replaced with a product called Grindsted Soft-N-Safe, made from acetic acid and castor oil from the castor plant. Formaldehyde adhesives used to make plywood and other wood products can be replaced with soy-based resins, wood fibers and plastic-wood fibers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the effort through its sponsorship of the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards. The annual awards program recognizes and helps fund efforts to reduce the amount of hazardous substances released into the environment or entering the waste stream, and efforts that reduce the public health hazards associated with the release of such substances. But while the EPA has the power to spur green chemistry, it is powerless to ban many dangerous chemicals in widespread use. The 1976 law that still governs use of many chemicals, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), presumes that chemicals are innocent until proven guilty. TSCA has failed to require basic testing for the toxicity of some 62,000 chemicals grandfathered in when the law was first passed. “Once thought to pose little likelihood of exposure, we now know many chemicals migrate from the materials and products in which they’re used—including furniture, plastics and food cans—into our bodies,” reports the Safer Elaine Evans Chemicals, Healthy Families Mortgage Lender campaign. 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Lawmakers visit White House for budget talks
By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is having friend and foe alike come to the White House to talk about cutting the budget deficit, with less than four weeks to avert a first-ever default on U.S. financial obligations. Today’s talks will include top lawmakers in both parties. Negotiations are gaining urgency by the day, because Republicans are insisting on major cuts to the deficit as the price for approving legislation to maintain the government’s ability to borrow money and stave off a market-rattling default. The negotiations are the first official sit-down since last month, when House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., left talks that had been led by Vice President Joe Biden, citing an insistence by Democrats on raising taxes. But Cantor went out of his way Wednesday to make clear that he bolted the Biden group over an administration proposal to limit the ability of upper-bracket taxpayers and small businesses to claim deductions — and he signaled a willingness to consider closing some tax loopholes for businesses as part of a broader budget pact. By MARTIGA LOHN Associated Press “If the president wants to talk loopholes, we’ll be glad to talk loopholes,” said Cantor, adding that any revenues raised from closing loopholes “should be coupled with offsetting tax cuts somewhere else.” Cantor’s comments reflected important, if nuanced, flexibility by Republicans. His earlier position was that closing loopholes should wait for a comprehensive overhaul of the tax code. And he didn’t rule out using loophole revenues to extend existing tax cuts instead of paying for new ones. In the Senate, however, GOP leader Mitch McConnell was against the idea. “To sort of cherry-pick items in the context of this current negotiation at the White House strikes me as pretty challenging,” he said. Democratic officials allied with Obama said the president believes it would be easier to win bipartisan support in the House and Senate for a deal that embraces larger deficit cuts closer to the $4 trillion over 12 years that Obama proposed in April. The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the delicacy of the talks, said the precise number was still in flux, but they said Obama would be making the case for more rather than less — but “it’s clearly not good the longer that it goes on.” The political dispute that has closed state government centers on how to erase a $5 billion deficit. Republicans who run the Legislature want to cut projected spending to match the amount of revenue the state will collect over the next two years. Gov. Mark Dayton hopes to avoid some of those cuts by raising income taxes on the highest earners; he has also said he’s willing to consider other ways to bring in new revenue. Budget talks were continuing but the basic divide persists, and a meeting Wednesday yielded no meaningful progress. Dayton’s latest offer asked Republicans to choose between a temporary top-tier income tax increase or a $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike; they said they’re not interested in either. No further talks were scheduled. State officials won’t be able to calculate the shutdown’s full cost until it’s over, but they have quantified some of the notable losses: $1.25 million a day on the lottery, $1 million a week on state parks, $52 million a
One Year Ago • After a year of anticipation, five students from St. John’s High School made a 10-day visit to Europe. Whitney Bates, Brooke Kline, Stephanie Metzger, Erika Mohler, Maggie Wehri, Marlene Wehri and tour leader Karen Schaffner started their trip in Paris and then spent time in the south of France. Continuing on their journey, they went to Italy to see the sights of Pisa, Florence and Rome. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce was honored by Gov. Richard Celeste July 4 for raising the most money in the State for the Ohio Celebrate Liberty program. The chamber raised $750 with its Memorial Day weekend amusement rides. Funds will go to the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. • The 1986 Putnam County junior fair queen and king were crowned Sunday. Cheryl Von Lehmden of Fort Jennings is the 1985 junior fair queen; Julie Niese of Leipsic, newly-crowned junior fair queen; Scott Stall of Pandora, newly-crowned junior fair king and Dennis Hoffman of Kalida, 1985 junior fair king. • Ottoville Jaycees held their annual fishing derby at Wolf Lake, Ottoville. Winners were Jason Knippen, most fish caught (57); Kurt Hilvers, nine years and up, 11-inch fish; Lori Hilvers, six to eight years, 15-inch fish; Brian Knippen, five years and under, 14 ½-inch fish; Kyle Kramer, first fish caught; and Aaron Wurst, smallest fish (two and 13/16th inches. 50 Years Ago — 1961 • Fruehauf Trailer Company, Delphos Plant, has been assigned refrigeration orders approximately $2 million. C. F. Mitasik, plant manager, stated, “These units will feature all welded extruded aluminum floors and full foam insulation. Processes for the above were developed and put into production at Delphos through the coordinated efforts of the company’s Central Manufacturing Staff and the Delphos operating personnel.” • In Little League action Tuesday, the Reds topped the Braves, 5-3, and the Cardinals came from behind to roll to their eighth straight win without a setback over the Pirates, 9-5. Jack Westrich was the winning pitcher for the Reds although he needed relief in the fifth from Roger Calvelage. For the red-hot Cards, it was Terry Wisher on the mound all the way. • Joe Berk of Lima, presented an excellent program to the Rotary Club of his recent visit to Israel and attendance at the Eichmann trial. The opening portion of the program was a film in colors showing scenes in Israel, its cities and the country in general. The people, including many nationalities, and their customs were shown in detail. 75 Years Ago — 1936 • Delphos boys shared in a marathon which was staged by the Lima American Legion team Monday afternoon when that organization went to Celina to play the American Legion team at that place. The final score was 24-4 in favor of the Lima team. Clair Ditto of Delphos, pitched the first five innings for the Lima. Junior Gladen caught the last three innings. Lang placed center field in this game. • Work has been started on the installation of a new front for the Remlinger Drug Store. The front which has been removed served for this store for a period of 65 years, the present building having been erected immediately after the great Delphos fire. Before the fire, this site was also used for the same purpose, the Hunt and Walsh Drug Store having been located there. • Members of Troop Three, Delphos Boy Scouts, met at St. John’s School Monday night. The boys were addressed by Raymond H. Stallkamp, assistant postmaster and a former member of the troop committee of the original Delphos Boy Scout troop. Stallkamp then conducted the Scouts to the post office building and showed them through this building, explaining in detail the work there and the rules of government with regard to post office operation.
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Obama takes on ‘tweeters’ in Twitter town hall
WASHINGTON (AP) — So much for 140 characters or less. A president, it seems, gets to respond to a tweet on his own terms. President Barack Obama got an avalanche of questions on Wednesday at a town hall forum through Twitter, the popular social media service. Of the many thousands that streamed in, he answered 18 in a familiar, spoken explanatory style that well-exceeded the limited length of a tweet. Obama’s first answer, to a question on mistakes made in handling the recession, was relatively short by his standards. It still amounted to about 2,300 characters — 2,160 longer than a tweet can be. “I know, Twitter, I’m supposed to be short,” Obama conceded in the midst of another multilayered response about college costs. The White House had warned this might happen. “He’s the leader of the free world,” presidential spokesman Jay Carney said. “He decides how short his answers will be.” No one seemed that concerned. The broader image was one of a president up for reelection and eager to connect directly with those using the ever-popular communication site, especially younger voters whose enthusiasm will be vital to his bid for another term. So let history show Obama was the first president to host a Twitter town hall at the White House. He made little news over the course of about an hour, but that wasn’t his point. Obama wanted to get in touch with people outside Washington, promote his agenda, prod Congress and embrace the fast-moving online conversation site that is increasingly seen as a home of national buzz. The event drew enormous interest on Twitter. Questions streamed in long after the event had finished. The president started by sending out what he called his first “live tweet” by using a laptop set up on a lectern. “How about that,” Obama declared to his East Room audience and those watching on TV or online. His tweet set the tone of the economic discussion. Obama asked followers what they would cut, and what spending they would protect, to trim the deficit (the debate that has Washington’s divided government in a stalemate.) For the purposes of Twitter, the White House made Obama briefer than he was. Overall, the town hall felt much like one Obama has had many times since taking office. Even a familiar critic got his voice heard. Twitter selected the questions for the president, and one was from House Speaker John Boehner, who asked Obama, “After embarking on a record spending binge that left us deeper in debt, where are the jobs?” “This is a slightly skewed question,” Obama said of his political rival’s inquiry. The president went on to answer Boehner’s question by noting that the economy is creating jobs, though not at a fast enough pace. The town hall moderator, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, made sure to reflect the immediacy of Twitter that embodies so much of its interactive appeal. He posed questions to Obama that had come in since the event began and read responses from those who answered Obama’s own tweet.
Minnesota shutdown costs millions
ST. PAUL, Minn. — While Minnesota’s political leaders haggle over how much the state should spend in the next two years, state coffers are bleeding millions of dollars as a result of the state’s weekold government shutdown. “It’s going to be a slow force on the economy,” said Tom Stinson, a University of Minnesota professor who is laid off from his job as state economist. Minnesota stands to lose tens of millions of dollars in the nation’s only state government shutdown, as lottery tickets go un-purchased, tax cheats go un-pursued and 22,000 laid-off state workers collect unemployment and health benefits. The government interruption also threatens to slow an already sluggish economic recovery as the state employees in limbo and others who lose state-dependent jobs — including construction workers and nonprofit staffers — tighten their spending. Stinson said the shutdown isn’t likely to cause a recession By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press
deficit reduction in his discussions with congressional leaders today. However, any larger figure would depend on agreement on a long-term deficit or spending cap, enforced by automatic spending cuts and, under Obama’s proposals, a tax-increase “trigger” that would be tripped if targets were not met. Negotiations within the Biden-led group on the idea of spending caps and tax triggers had reached an impasse, however, a GOP aide familiar with the talks said. After a pugnacious news conference last week, Obama struck a far softer tone Tuesday in inviting lawmakers to the White House. But on Wednesday, the gloves came off again. Obama attacked Republicans as defenders of wasteful and unfair loopholes, such as subsidies for highly profitable oil companies or a break given to companies that purchase private jets. “The debt ceiling should not be something that is used as a gun against the heads of the American people to extract tax breaks for corporate jet owners or oil and gas companies that are making billions of dollars,” Obama said during a town hall that featured questions posed through the online social network Twitter. month in uncollected tax revenue that idled state auditors would have brought in. The cost of other shutdown casualties — including 100 closed road construction projects — has yet to be calculated. “Nobody believes the state is saving money,” said John Pollard, spokesman for Minnesota Management and Budget, the state’s finance agency. State parks are losing $1 million a week in camping fees, park passes, concessions and gift shop sales, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The state Transportation Department is losing $40,000 to $50,000 a week on passes to use express highway lanes, spokesman Kevin Gutknecht said. Laid-off state employees are eligible for half their pay in unemployment and the state’s share of their health insurance costs. State agencies will be billed for the estimated $8.5 million weekly cost of unemployment once the shutdown ends, said Kim Isenberg, spokeswoman for the Department of Employment and Economic Development.
White House seeks delay of Mexican man’s execution
HUNTSVILLE, Texas — The planned execution today of a Mexican national has prompted a flurry of appeals on his behalf, including a rare plea from the White House, because of what it could mean for other foreigners arrested in the U.S. and for Americans detained in other countries. Humberto Leal, 38, is awaiting a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on whether to block his lethal injection in Huntsville. He was sentenced to die for the 1994 rape and murder of 16-year-old Adria Sauceda of San Antonio. The appeal contends that authorities never told Leal after his arrest that he could seek legal assistance from the Mexican government under an international treaty, and that such assistance would have aided his defense. Leal moved to the U.S. as a toddler. Leal’s attorneys have support from the White House, the Mexican government and other diplomats who believe the execution should be delayed so his case can be thoroughly reviewed. “There can be little doubt that if the government of Mexico had been allowed access to Mr. Leal in a timely manner, he would not now be facing execution for a capital murder he did not commit,” Leal’s attorneys told the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles in a clemency request rejected Tuesday. “Unfortunately, Mexico’s assistance came too late to affect the result of Mr. Leal’s capital murder prosecution.” President Barack Obama’s administration took the unusual step of intervening in a state murder case when it asked the Supreme Court last week to delay Leal’s execution for up to six months. The U.S. solicitor general told the court that Congress needed time to consider legislation that would allow federal courts to review cases of condemned foreign nationals to determine if the lack of consular help made a significant difference in the outcome of their cases. The legislation, backed by the U.S. State Department and the United Nations, would bring the U.S. into compliance with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations provision regarding the arrest of foreign nationals. Lower courts already rejected the pleas, agreeing with the Texas Attorney General’s office that since the legislation hasn’t been passed and signed into law, it doesn’t apply. “Leal’s argument is nothing but a transparent attempt to evade his impending punishment,” Stephen Hoffman, an assistant attorney general for the state of Texas, told the Supreme Court. Arturo Sarukhan, Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S., wrote numerous congressional
members and Texas officials calling attention to the legislation and the case and urged Gov. Rick Perry to stop the punishment. Prosecutors said on the night she was killed, Sauceda was drunk and high on cocaine at an outdoor party in an undeveloped neighborhood of San Antonio and was assaulted by several males. At some point, prosecutors said, Leal showed up and said he knew her parents and would take her home and explain the situation to them. Witnesses said Leal drove off with Sauceda around 5 a.m. Some partygoers found her brutalized body later that morning and called police, prosecutors said. When officers arrived, they found Sauceda’s head battered by a 30- to 40-pound chunk of asphalt and evidence that she had been bitten, strangled and raped. A large stick that had a screw protruding from it was left in her body. Leal, a mechanic, was identified as the last person seen with her. He was questioned and arrested. A witness testified Leal’s brother appeared at the party, agitated that Leal had arrived home bloody and saying he had killed a girl. Testifying during the trial’s punishment phase, Leal acknowledged being intoxicated and doing wrong but said he wasn’t responsible for what prosecutors alleged.
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TODAY 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Ladies Club, Trinity United Methodist Church. 7 p.m. — Delphos Emergency Medical Service meeting, EMS building, Second Street. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos Chapter 23, Order of Eastern Star, meets at the Masonic Temple, North Main Street. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club, A&W DriveIn, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 8:30-11:30 a.m. — St. John’s High School recycle, 600 block of East Second Street. 9 a.m. - noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. Cloverdale recycle at village park. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 1-4 p.m. — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.
Dog lovers, now is the time to show your canine off! Hearth and Home of Van Wert will host a Dog Show on July 30. Judging will begin at 9 a.m. Trophies will be given to all 1st place winners and ribbons awarded for 2nd and 3rd places. There will be snacks and give-aways. Deadline for registration is July 18. Call 419-2322410 or 419-232-2450 to participate. The categories are: Photo submitted 1. Best Mirror Image: A class to judge which handler Jim and Janice Kleman celebrate their 61st anniver- looks most like their canine sary at Vancrest Assisted Living. Below: Lois Osting, companion. Helen Metzger, Caroline Pavel and Betty Bush enjoy the 2. Most Obedient: Show Kleman’s anniversary cake off how well your dog listens to your commands. 3. Most Original Costume: A class to judge the dog and/ or handler on their entertaining attire. Costumes which restrict the dog’s normal range of motion, cause discomfort or create a hazard will not be allowed. 4. Least Obedient: If you didn’t win a trophy in class 2, here is your chance. 5. Terrific Pet Tricks: It doesn’t even have to be outrageous, just show off your dog’s talent. Mexican is on the menu 6. Best Vocal Performance: Move over Barbara, get out for tonight. This is all of the way Celine, this class you need for a quick features canines with unforand delicious meal. gettable vocal talents. 7. Most Adorable: they Easy Chicken remaining cooking crème. may not be glamorous but Enchiladas Cover. Bake 15-20 they are loving, sweet and 1 small onion, chopped minutes or until heated really glad to greet their 2 teaspoons oil through. Serves 4. owners at the door. 3 cups shredded cooked 8. Best Kisser: The owner chicken breasts Fresh Tomato Salsa of the dog will bring their 1 14.5-oz. can diced 3 tomatoes (1 lb.), dog up to the judges and give tomatoes chopped them a kiss. The dog with the 1 10-oz. tub Philadelphia 1/4 cup finely chopped most energetic or “passionSanta Fe Blend Cooking red onion ate” kiss will win. Crème, divided 1/4 cup chopped fresh 9. Best eyes/ears: The cut1/2 cup Mexican Style cilantro est eyes/ears will win this Finely Shredded Four 1 jalapeño pepper, finecategory. Cheese ly chopped 10: Best of Show: All of 8 flour tortillas (6 inch) 1/4 cup Italian dressing the 1st place winners from Heat oven to 350 Combine ingredients. previous classes are invited degrees. Cook and stir Serve with tortilla chips or onions in hot oil in large fresh vegetables. back to be judged by the skillet on medium for 4 to judging panel as the best of 5 minutes. Stir in chicken, Piña Colada show. tomatoes, 3/4 cup cook1/2 cup pineapple juice ing crème and shredded 1/4 cup cream of cococheese. Spoon about 1/3 nut cup chicken mixture down 2 cups vanilla ice center of each tortilla; roll cream up. Place in 13x9-inch Blend until smooth. baking dish sprayed with Makes about 2 3/4 cups. cooking spray; top with
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Dahlkvist, Fischer lead Sweden to 2-1 win over US
By NANCY ARMOUR The Associated Press
WOLFSBURG, Germany — The Americans can’t do things the easy way. Needing only a tie to avoid Brazil in the quarterfinals, the U.S. fell 2-1 to Sweden on Wednesday night, the team’s fourth loss since November and first ever in group play at the World Cup. “After, what I said to the team is, my glass is half-full,” U.S. coach Pia Sundhage said. “Even though we lost, we can come out as a winner if we take a different path. ... We really want to play in the final. But we have to play some great games, play some great teams. I really want us to embrace this process. I think the team will get stronger. That’s the plan. “It’s a little bit different for me to talk about the final,” she added. “That’s what it takes when we take a different road.” Lisa Dahlkvist converted a penalty and Nilla Fischer scored on a free kick for Sweden, which won Group C and will play Australia on Sunday in Augsburg. Abby Wambach got the U.S. back in the game in the 67th minute with her first goal of the tournament, but as they have all year the Americans squandered too many other chances and now must Brazil on Sunday in Dresden. Brazil was the runner-up to the Americans at the last two Olympics and to Germany at the 2007 World Cup, and is led by five-time FIFA player of the year Marta. As the final whistle sounded, Sweden’s players rushed onto the field, gathered in a circle and did the dance that’s quickly becoming their tradition. They then took a victory lap around the field, delighting the many Swedish fans in the crowd of 23,468 who whistled and cheered. “It was one of the better matches,” Sweden coach Thomas Dennerby said. “To get nine points in the group phase, that’s really good.” The U.S. is a two-time World Cup champion, twotime defending Olympic gold medalist and the No. 1-ranked team. But it’s had a rough few months since being stunned by Mexico in the semifinals of regional World Cup qualifying, needing to beat Italy in a playoff just to get to Germany. The Americans then lost to Sweden in the opener of the Four Nations tournament in January, and dropped their first game to England since 1988. But they seemed to have regained their mojo in the first two games of the World Cup, scoring five goals and playing with a looseness and joy that hasn’t been seen in recent months. Still, no offense to North Korea or World Cup newcomer Colombia, the Americans hadn’t seen a team as good as Sweden, either. “We have great respect for the U.S. team but, at the same time, we know we’re good, too,” Lotta Schelin said. With German chancellor Angela Merkel watching with the Germany squad, Sweden put the U.S. on its heels early after Amy LePeilbet tripped Schelin in the box in the 14th minute to earn a penalty kick. Dahlkvist took the penalty, curling it into the left side of the net. Hope Solo dived in full stretch, but the ball was just beyond her fingertips. “I was thinking that she’s smaller than me now in this moment,” Dahlkvist said. “She’s afraid of me.” The goal snapped Solo’s scoreless streak at 796 minutes, second longest in U.S. history. It also ended a run of eight shutouts, dating back to March 2010. Sweden is one of the few teams that can match up physically with the U.S., and the Americans didn’t always handle it well. Such as in the 35th minute, when Rachel Buehler was whistled for dragging down Therese Sjogran about 25 yards out. Fischer, filling in as captain with Caroline Seger suspended, hammered a free kick into LePeilbet’s thigh. Solo, already moving to her left, was caught off-guard and could do nothing to stop the ball from bouncing into the net. The U.S. pulled back a goal in the 67th when Wambach headed — actually, it was more like shouldered — in a corner kick from Lauren Cheney with an assist from the head of Sweden’s Fischer. It was the first goal of the tournament for Wambach and her 10th overall at the World Cup, second among Americans to the 12 scored by Michelle Akers. “Like I said, if I score and we don’t win, I won’t be happy,” said Wambach, who played despite missing the previous two days of practice with tendinitis in her right Achilles’ tendon. The Americans pushed hard for the equalizer, repeatedly forcing Hedvig Lindahl to bat balls down or make saves. She punched away a hard shot by Megan Rapinoe in the 54th after Rapinoe neatly sidestepped Sara Thunebro, and World Cup rookie Kelly O’Hara missed a wide-open net from 8 yards in the 86th. In the first half, Lindahl punched away Cheney’s cross to Wambach at the far post in the 29th minute. Three minutes later, Amy Rodriguez had a gimme chip over Lindahl, only to see it bang off the crossbar. “Until the referee blew the whistle, I really thought we were going to equalize,” Wambach said. Instead, the Americans are facing yet another bumpy road, just as they did in qualifying. At the 2008 Olympics, too. The Americans lost their first game in group play there, then ran off five straight victories, including a 1-0 win in overtime against the Brazilians.
North Korea 0, Colombia 0 BOCHUM, Germany — North Korea and Colombia drew 0-0 on Wednesday at the Women’s World Cup, ensuring neither team scored a goal at the tournament. Both teams were already eliminated after having lost their opening games to the United States and Sweden. Colombia made the better start in an entertaining game, but North Korea came closest to scoring when Jo Yun Mi’s shot flew narrowly wide of the corner of the net in the 6th minute. Yulieht Dominguez tried her luck from distance for Colombia minutes later, requiring goalkeeper Hong Myong Hui to make a save. Inaccurate passing meant both teams resorted to long-range efforts in a bid to break the deadlock. A shot from North Korea’s Jon Myong Hwa landed atop the net in the 29th. Orianica Velasquez’s free kick was easily gathered by Hong in the 66th before Katerin Castro had another shot blocked. Both sides went all out to score toward the end, when North Korea captain Jo was close again by heading narrowly wide in the 86th minute. Brazil 3, Equatorial Guinea 0 FRANKFURT, Germany — Fancy footwork is a Brazilian tradition, and
Masterson shuts down Jeter, Yankees 5-3
By TOM WITHERS The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Justin Masterson blanked New York’s vaunted lineup, only allowing Derek Jeter to move one rung closer to 3,000 career hits. He couldn’t have done it without Asdrubal Cabrera. Masterson pitched eight shutout innings and Cabrera, the Indians’ All-Star shortstop, made two stunning defensive plays to help his starter as Cleveland beat the Yankees 5-3 on Wednesday night, taking two of three games in the series between two of the AL’s division leaders. Playing on a sprained ankle, Cabrera still managed to make two plays in the eighth that left almost everyone at Progressive Field breathless. “Nothing he does surprises me,” Masterson said. Jeter got his 2,997th hit, lining a double in three at-bats against Masterson (7-6). The righty allowed three hits, struck out six, walked two and got just his second win since April 26. New York’s lefties went 0-for-19 against Masterson, whose major weakness has been his inability to deal with left-handers. They came in batting .306 against him. “His stuff was some of the best we’ve seen,” Jeter said. “He was throwing 95, 96 all night with movement. He pitched outstanding.” Masterson, though, had to rely on Cabrera to get him through the eighth. Hitless in his first three appearances, Jeter doubled with one out in the eighth. He went to third on a grounder that Cabrera ran down on the first-base side of second, spun and threw out the speedy Curtis Granderson. Cabrera, who almost didn’t play because of a sprained right ankle, wasn’t done. With the Indians shifting right for left-hander Mark Teixeira, Cabrera went even farther into short right field before making a sliding stop of a hard-hit grounder. He popped to his feet and threw out Teixeira, punctuating his second defensive gem in minutes by pumping his fist. “He proved his ankle’s fine,” Acta said. “Both of them were great, especially the (Teixeira) play. This guy’s been darn good for us.” Cabrera rolled his ankle on Tuesday after making a leaping throw. Despite the injury, Acta said it was almost going to be impossible to keep the 25-yearold out. “He wasn’t going to take a day off,” Acta said. “He was texting me all the way through the night telling me he was ready, where he was going to hit and where he was going to play, too.” The eighth behind them, the Indians turned it over to their normally reliable bullpen in the ninth. But reliever Vinnie Pestano couldn’t finish it out and gave up three runs before closer Chris Perez came on and got his 21st save, striking out Brett Gardner for the final out. Rookie Lonnie Chisenhall hit his first career homer for Cleveland. The Central-leading Indians scored two in the first off starter Phil Hughes (0-2), but spent most of the night wasting scoring chances. They left bases loaded twice and stranded 13 runners. Jeter’s quest to become the 28th major leaguer — and first purebred pinstriper — to reach 3,000 will resume tonight against Tampa Bay at Yankee
Stadium, his professional home since 1995. The famed ballparks, both the new and old versions, have never hosted any player getting his 3,000th hit. Jeter would be the first, perhaps fitting for the only player to reach the milestone having spent his entire career as a member of the Yankees. Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle, DiMaggio and Berra didn’t get nearly as close as Jeter, the team’s career hits leader and one of the most popular players in history. And now, he’s three solid swings from standing alone among Yankees’ legion of Hall of Fame sluggers. “I’m looking forward to it,” Jeter said of his return to the ballyard in the Bronx. “I wanted more today, but that wasn’t the case. I’m definitely looking forward to going back to New York. Our fans have always been good when they have an opportunity to witness something that hasn’t happened. “They care a lot about the history of the organization, so I would anticipate them being animated. I don’t know, but I probably think it will be kind of fun.”
Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 4 BOSTON — Jacoby Ellsbury and Kevin Youkilis both had three extra-base hits and Tim Wakefield scattered nine hits in seven innings to lead Boston. Wakefield (5-3) earned the 198th win of his career, filling in for a rotation that is without Clay Buchholz, Jon Lester and Daisuke Matsuzaka. The 44-year-old knuckleballer allowed three runs, struck out seven and walked one as Boston earned its sixth win in its last seven games. Ricky Romero (7-8) gave up six runs and nine hits in 4 1-3 innings for Toronto. He surrendered leadoff homers in the first two innings, to Ellsbury and Youkilis, and allowed five straight hits — three doubles — as Boston scored four in the fourth. Jonathan Papelbon gave up one run in the ninth but earned his 19th save. Athletics 2, Mariners 0 OAKLAND, Calif. — Guillermo Moscoso allowed two hits in seven innings and Scott Sizemore homered and drove in two runs to help Oakland salvage the finale of a three-game series. Sizemore homered in the second inning and added an RBI single in the fifth against Jason Vargas (6-6) to give Moscoso (3-4) more than enough support to win for the first time since May 29. Moscoso allowed singles to Dustin Ackley in the second and Adam Kennedy in the seventh. He struck out five and walked one and has allowed one earned run in his past 24 2-3 innings. Rays 12, Twins 5 MINNEAPOLIS — Evan Longoria had three hits and four RBIs for Tampa Bay, which avoided being swept. Longoria’s single gave the Rays the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and he added a three-run homer in the ninth. He was 3 for 28 before the game. The Rays haven’t been swept in a series of three or more games since the season-opening set against Baltimore. Michael Cuddyer drove in three runs and tied the game in the seventh with a homer for the Twins. Alex Burnett (2-5) allowed three straight batters to reach in the eighth capped by Longoria’s single. B.J. Upton pushed in the next run with a squeeze bunt, then Sean Rodriguez hit a two-run homer to stretch the lead to four. J.P. Howell (2-1) got the win. Tigers 5, Angels 4 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Miguel Cabrera homered during a three-run seventh inning for Detroit. Cabrera greeted reliever Michael Kohn (0-2) by hitting a tiebreaking, tworun shot, his 18th of the season. Victor Martinez drove in two runs as the Tigers avoided a three-game sweep. They scored just one run in the first two games of the series. Brad Penny (6-6) settled in after allowing three runs in the first. He gave up four runs and six hits over 6 1-3 innings and won for only the second time in nine starts. Jose Valverde worked a perfect ninth for his 21st save. Mark Trumbo homered for the Angels, who had won four straight. Howie Kendrick drove in two runs and Vernon Wells hit an RBI double. Royals 4, White Sox 1 CHICAGO — Bruce Chen pitched effectively into the seventh inning and Eric Hosmer homered for Kansas City. Chen (5-2) allowed four hits and a run and left after walking A.J. Pierzynski to start the seventh. He retired the first nine batters before Juan Pierre singled leading off the fourth and escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the sixth with just one run scoring. Joakim Soria worked the ninth for his 15th save in 20 chances. Hosmer hit his eighth homer leading off the second for the Royalsl. Jeff Francoeur delivered a two-out RBI single in the fourth and hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth to make it 4-0. Rangers 13, Orioles 5 ARLINGTON, Texas — Alexi Ogando allowed four hits over seven innings and Texas completed a three-game sweep of Baltimore. Ogando (9-3) turned in his second consecutive effective outing after losing three straight starts.
Reds outlast Cardinals 9-8 in 13 innings
ST. LOUIS — The Cincinnati Reds avoided a lot more than just your garden variety three-game sweep. Bronson Arroyo and the bullpen squandered an eight-run, fifth-inning lead. The offense stalled, too, before finally outlasting St. Louis Cardinals 9-8 in 13 innings Wednesday. Pinch-hitter Ramon Hernandez, the last regular on the bench, doubled in the go-ahead run. Chris Heisey, Jay Bruce, Fred Lewis and Scott Rolen homered for the Reds, who led 8-0 in the fifth but managed only three hits over the next seven innings. Manager Dusty Baker looked drained after a game that lasted 4 hours, 11 minutes, the Cardinals’ longest of the season. “I don’t sound happy because I’m just tired,” Baker said. “That was a two-game game. We couldn’t go five (games) back.” Bruce drew a leadoff walk and Drew Stubbs singled with one out ahead of the hit by Hernandez off Raul Valdes (0-1). Matt Holliday homered for the third time in two games and Albert Pujols had an RBI single in a five-run seventh for the Cards. Pujols was 1 for 6 in his first game since returning a month ahead of the timetable from a broken left wrist and was impressed by the comeback. “That was awesome, man,” Pujols said. “For us to be the winning team you’re going to have to do things like that.
By The Associated Press ROSEMONT, Ill. — Sylvia Fowles scored a season-high 34 points and pulled down 16 rebounds to help the Chicago Sky snap a threegame losing streak with a 78-65 win over the Washington Mystics on Tuesday night. Fowles, the WNBA’s scoring leader at 21.9 points a game, scored 20-plus points for the eighth time in 11 games for Chicago (5-6). It was her third career game of 30 or more points. Marissa Coleman had 14 points, and Matee Ajavon and Jasmine Thomas each added 11 for the Mystics (2-7), who have lost two straight and
Erika produced some samba skills to lead her team to a 3-0 win over Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday at the Women’s World Cup. The South Americans secured the top spot in Group D and will play the United States in the quarterfinals in Dresden on Sunday. After the African outsiders neutralized the heavy favorites with dogged defending for 49 minutes, Erika controlled a loose ball on her chest, then tapped it from her right foot to the left to send a volley flying past goalie Miriam from 13 yards. Five minutes later, Marta, the world’s top player, sent a low pinpoint cross into the center to set up Christiane for the second goal. Christiane celebrated with a jubilant body flip and back somersault, and then added the third goal from the penalty spot in injury time after Marta was brought down in the area. Brazil won Group D with nine points. Equatorial Guinea was already eliminated from the competition after two games. But for the third game in a row powerful forward Anonman proved she was one of the tournament’s best players, constantly a threat with probing runs. Unfortunately, the team produced no support for the colorfully braided, 22-year-old captain. Those in the big crowd of 35,859 who came to see another show from Marta — after her two goals and an assist in a 3-0 win over Norway — went away disappointed. Marta got her touches but her marker Bruna continually tracked her closer than a basketball player defends an opponent under the hoop. Still, by assisting on the second goal and then drawing a foul from Bruna to set up the penalty kick in injury time, Marta did plenty for Brazil. The five-time FIFA player of the year is just two goals shy of matching Birgit Prinz’s record 14 World Cup goals but never had a clear chance on goal. Australia 2, Norway 1 LEVERKUSEN, Germany — Kyah Simon scored twice Wednesday to give Australia a 2-1 win over Norway and put her team into the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup. Elise Thorsnes gave Norway the lead in the 56th minute, but Simon tied it a minute later. Her powerful header from Kim Carroll’s cross then won it in the 87th. Before 18,474 fans at the Bay Arena, neither side created any clearcut chances before the game came to life when Thorsnes capitalized on a defensive mix-up to open the scoring. Australia plays Sweden in the quarterfinals. Norway needed to beat Australia to advance from Group D. It’s the first time the team failed to advance from the group stage at the World Cup. Both coaches opted for altered lineups, and it was Australia that made the better start. With Norway panicky in defense and unable to hold onto the ball, it seemed only a matter of time before the lively Simon, Lisa De Vanna or Samantha Kerr put their side ahead. The match was held up while Norway goalkeeper Ingrid Hjelmseth was treated after landing awkwardly in a tussle with Kerr. Hjelmseth was replaced at halftime by Erika Skarbo. The game came to life when a mix-up between Servet Uzunlar and Aussie keeper Melissa Barbieri allowed Thorsnes to score. Neither Australian claimed the ball from the onrushing striker, and Thorsnes took it past the stranded Barbieri before finishing emphatically into the empty net. The celebration was cut short when Simon replied moments later. De Vanna’s determination took her past two Norway defenders, and she crossed for Simon to sidefoot a shot past Skarbo.
By R.B. FALLSTROM The Associated Press
We’re not going to give up.” Jon Jay homered in the ninth off Francisco Cordero to force extra innings, only the third blown save in 20 chances for the Reds closer. Daniel Descalso, who matched his career high with four hits and had two RBIs, started at third base, moved to second on a double-switch in the 11th and back to third in the 13th for St. Louis. Jose Arredondo (1-3) allowed two hits and struck out two in two innings for the Reds, who had lost four of five. Aroldis Chapman allowed a hit before finishing for his first career save and hit 100 mph on the scoreboard radar on a called third strike to Jay that ended it. Heisey hit his second career leadoff home run to spark a reconfigured lineup that produced five runs in the first 12 pitches against Jake Westbrook, who barely made it out of the first one start after throwing seven shutout innings against Tampa Bay. Westbrook was charged with seven runs in 4 1-3 innings. Arroyo faced the minimum through five innings, allowing only Descalso’s borderline infield single in the third before fading. Descalso barely beat the pitcher to the bag after first baseman Joey Votto’s high, looping throw, and official scorer Gary Mueller upheld the call not long before Tony Cruz doubled to open the sixth for St. Louis’ second hit. “Why would anyone want to talk to me?” Arroyo joked. “It was yesterday that I pitched, wasn’t it?”
six of seven. Epiphanny Prince added 14 points and Michelle Snow had 11 rebounds for Chicago, which shot 48.1 percent (26 of 54) and outrebounded the Mystics 38-27. Snow’s first-half block was the 321st of her career, good for ninth in WNBA history. Mercury 101, Sparks 82 PHOENIX — Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 20 points each, helping Phoenix rally after a scary injury to guard Ketia Swanier. Swanier was helped off the court in the third following an elbow to the head by Sparks
NL Capsules Giants 6, Padres 5, 14 innings SAN FRANCISCO — Nate Schierholtz hit his second home run of the game leading off the bottom of the 14th inning for San Francisco. Schierholtz had three hits and drove in three runs for the Giants, who beat the Padres for just the third time in 12 games at AT&T Park. Javier Lopez (4-1) threw two scoreless innings while Pat Neshek (1-1) took the loss. Pablo Sandoval drove in three runs, including the game-tying runs in the eighth inning, as the Giants rallied from a three-run deficit. Andres Torres had three hits. Sandoval’s two-run double came against Mike Adams, who had not allowed a run in 15 of his previous 16 appearances against the Giants. Ryan Ludwick drove in two runs, Chase Headley, Jesus Guzman and Rob Johnson all had one RBI for the Padres, who had won 10 of their last 13. Nationals 5, Cubs 4 WASHINGTON — Wilson Ramos’ suicide squeeze drove in Michael Morse in the seventh inning to lift Washington. Ramos pulled off the tiebreaking sacrifice after missing the sign earlier in the count. He swung away with Morse charging home on the first pitch from Kerry Wood (1-4) but managed to foul it off. Danny Espinosa and Ryan Zimmerman homered for the Nationals, and Carlos Pena and Aramis Ramirez did the same for the Cubs — all four coming with a man on base. Ryan Mattheus (2-0) pitched one inning to get his second major league win — and second in five days — for the Nationals, whose each of their last 10 wins has been by either one run or in extra innings. They are 13-3 in one-run games since June 1. Washington has won three straight and improved to 5-5 under manager Davey Johnson. Drew Storen pitched the ninth for his 22nd save. Astros 8, Pirates 2 PITTSBURGH — Hunter Pence had three hits, including an RBI single during a five-run sixth inning, and Houston snapped a five-game losing streak. Houston took the field less than 90 minutes after a team meeting that lasted an hour and 15 minutes. The Astros had lost 10 of 11 and were 6-24 since June 3 and have the majors’ worst record (30-58). After Charlie Morton (7-5) limited Houston to three hits over the first five innings, seven of the eight batters who faced him in the sixth reached. Bud Norris (5-6) allowed two runs over seven innings to win for the first time in five starts. A day after climbing four games over .500 this late in a season for the first time in 19 years, the Pirates (45-42) fell back into third place in the NL Central by losing for the first time in four games. Braves 9, Rockies 1 ATLANTA — Chipper Jones hit a two-run
homer and Jair Jurrjens earned his NL-leading 12th win for Atlanta. Dan Uggla added a two-run homer in the eighth and Jordan Schafer had four hits for the Braves, who have won eight of their past nine, including three straight over Colorado. Jurrjens (12-3) allowed one run, five hits and two walks in six innings. He has allowed no more than one run in four straight starts, leaving his NL-leading ERA at 1.87. The Braves scored three runs in the first off Aaron Cook (0-4) before Jones’ homer in the third pushed the lead to 5-0. Marlins 7, Phillies 6, 10 innings MIAMI — Mike Stanton hit a one-out solo homer in the 10th inning and Florida overcame an early four-run deficit to avert a series sweep. Stanton hit a 2-1 pitch from Danys Baez (2-4) into the seats in left. He had been hitless in his previous four at-bats, striking out twice and grounding into a bases-loaded double play. The home run was Stanton’s 17th this season, and the first walkoff homer of his career. Philadelphia’s John Mayberry Jr. hit two home runs in the No. 8 spot in the order, and Jimmy Rollins also homered for the Phillies. The Marlins won for only the second time in their past 17 games decided by one run. They ended a streak of seven consecutive losses to the Phillies, who lost for only the fifth time in 26 games at Miami since September 2008. The Marlins’ bullpen held Philadelphia without a hit over the final 4 2-3 innings. Edward Mujica (6-2) pitched a perfect 10th. Brewers 3, Diamondbacks 1 MILWAUKEE — Pinch-hitter Casey McGehee hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning for Milwaukee. McGehee, benched three of the previous five games because of a season-long slump, hit his first home run since May 20. He had been hitting .171 since last homering. Yovani Gallardo (10-5) allowed one run and four hits over seven innings, helping prevent Arizona from sweeping the Brewers for the first time. Gallardo, who gave up a home run to Kelly Johnson on his third pitch of the game, struck out six and walked one. John Axford earned his 22nd save in 24 chances by striking out the side in the ninth. Mets 5, Dodgers 3 LOS ANGELES — Ruben Tejada, filling in for the injured Jose Reyes, doubled home two runs, Carlos Beltran doubled twice and scored twice, and New York won its fourth straight. Jonathon Niese (8-7) allowed three runs and five hits over seven innings, improving to 8-4 over his last 14 starts. The left-hander has won a career-best four straight outings on the road. Bobby Parnell pitched a perfect eighth and Francisco Rodriguez got three outs for his 22nd save in 25 chances. Hiroki Kuroda (6-10) gave up four runs and eight hits over six innings for Los Angeles, dropping to 1-5 with a 5.75 ERA in seven career starts against the Mets.
guard Kristi Toliver. The Mercury turned a 10-point deficit into a 14-point lead in the quarter and never let up on the way to their sixth win in seven games. Penny Taylor had 16 points and Kara Braxton added 14 for Phoenix. Ebony Hoffman had 21 points and LaToya Pringle 12 for Los Angeles, which fell to 0-5 on the road this season. Fever 78, Storm 61 INDIANAPOLIS — Jessica Davenport had 15 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots to lead Indiana.
Tamika Catchings added 11 points, six rebounds and four steals for the Fever (8-3), who won their fifth straight game. Shannon Bobbitt and Shavonte Zellous each scored eight points. Sue Bird scored 21 points and Swin Cash had 13 for the Storm, who played their fourth straight game without center Lauren Jackson while she recovers from hip surgery. The Fever played without starting guard Briann January, who suffered a season-ending ACL injury in Indiana’s 91-85 win over Phoenix on June 28.
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National League By The Associated Press East Division W L Philadelphia 55 33 Atlanta 52 36 New York 45 42 Washington 45 43 Florida 39 48 Central Division W L St. Louis 47 41 Milwaukee 46 42 Pittsburgh 45 42 Cincinnati 44 44 Chicago 35 53 Houston 30 58 West Division W L San Francisco 49 39 Arizona 47 41 Colorado 41 46 San Diego 40 48 Los Angeles 37 51
Pct .625 .591 .517 .511 .448 Pct .534 .523 .517 .500 .398 .341 Pct .557 .534 .471 .455 .420 GB — 3 9 1/2 10 15 1/2 GB — 1 1 1/2 3 12 17 GB — 2 7 1/2 9 12
N.Y. Mets (Dickey 4-7) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 6-1), 10:15 p.m. ----American League East Division W New York 51 Boston 51 Tampa Bay 48 Toronto 42 Baltimore 36 Central Division W Cleveland 46 Detroit 46 Chicago 43 Minnesota 38 Kansas City 36 West Division W Texas 47 Los Angeles 46 Seattle 43 Oakland 39
L 34 35 39 46 48 L 39 42 45 47 51 L 41 42 44 49
Pct .600 .593 .552 .477 .429 Pct .541 .523 .489 .447 .414 Pct .534 .523 .494 .443
GB — 1/2 4 10 1/2 14 1/2 GB — 1 1/2 4 1/2 8 11 GB — 1 3 1/2 8
Wednesday’s Games Milwaukee 3, Arizona 1 Washington 5, Chicago Cubs 4 Houston 8, Pittsburgh 2 Atlanta 9, Colorado 1 Florida 7, Philadelphia 6, 10 innings Cincinnati 9, St. Louis 8, 13 innings N.Y. Mets 5, L.A. Dodgers 3 San Francisco 6, San Diego 5, 14 innings Today’s Games Colorado (Nicasio 3-1) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 7-6), 1:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Garza 4-7) at Washington (L.Hernandez 5-8), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Happ 3-10) at Florida (Hand 0-3), 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati (H.Bailey 3-3) at Milwaukee (Narveson 5-5), 8:10 p.m. Arizona (J.Saunders 5-7) at St. Louis (McClellan 6-5), 8:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 8-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 8-4), 10:10 p.m. San Diego (Luebke 2-2) at San Francisco (Zito 2-1), 10:15 p.m. Friday’s Games Atlanta (Beachy 3-1) at Philadelphia (Halladay 11-3), 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (R.Lopez 1-2) at Pittsburgh (Ja. McDonald 5-4), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Hammel 4-8) at Washington (Lannan 5-5), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Lyles 0-3) at Florida (Vazquez 4-8), 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 8-4) at Milwaukee (Greinke 7-3), 8:10 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 8-3) at St. Louis (Lohse 8-5), 8:15 p.m. San Diego (Latos 5-9) at L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 7-7), 10:10 p.m.
Persistence pays off: South Korea wins 2018 Olympic bid
By STEPHEN WILSON The Associated Press DURBAN, South Africa — The victory margin was massive and the message loud and clear: Persistence paid off for South Korea in its third consecutive bid for the Winter Olympics. After two stinging defeats in a decade of trying, the South Korean city of Pyeongchang finally won its Olympic prize Wednesday, burying two European rivals in a landslide vote for the 2018 Winter Games and bringing them back to the lucrative Asian market. “We are grateful to people who persevere and are patient, and each time the bid has improved,” International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge said. The Koreans lost narrowly in the final round of voting for the 2010 and 2014 Games, but this time they defeated Munich and Annecy, France, by a one-sided margin that few had expected. “Koreans have been waiting for 10 years to host the Winter Games,” bid leader Cho Yangho said. “Now we have finally achieved our dream. “I believe that all the IOC members understood our message. They understood it was right time, right place, right now.” Needing 48 votes for victory, Pyeongchang won an overwhelming 63 of the 95 cast in the first round of the secret ballot. Munich received 25 and Annecy seven. “I was surprised by the oneround victory and I was surprised by the margin,” Rogge told The Associated Press. “We had three technically equivalent bids and then the other factors came into play and definitely the patience and perseverance of the Koreans has been rewarded.” South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, who delivered a speech in English during the final presentation, reminded the IOC of his country’s successful hosting of the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, and said: “Now Korea wants to give back to the Olympic movement and to the world.” Pyeongchang will be the third city in Asia and first outside Japan to host the Winter Games. Japan held the games in Sapporo in 1972 and Nagano in 1998. Under the slogan “New Horizons,” Pyeongchang drove home the theme that it deserved to win on a third try by offering the potential of spreading the Olympics to a lucrative new market and become a hub for winter sports in the region. “They have tried very hard and they have done everything
The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE W L New York 6 3 Philadelphia 7 4 Columbus 6 5 Sporting Kansas City 5 6 Houston 4 6 D.C. 4 5 Chicago 2 4 Toronto FC 3 8 New England 3 8 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Los Angeles 9 2 FC Dallas 10 4 Seattle 8 4 Real Salt Lake 7 3 Colorado 5 5 San Jose 5 5
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Wednesday’s Games Tampa Bay 12, Minnesota 5 Kansas City 4, Chicago White Sox 1 Detroit 5, L.A. Angels 4 Oakland 2, Seattle 0 Cleveland 5, N.Y. Yankees 3 Boston 6, Toronto 4 Texas 13, Baltimore 5 Today’s Games Tampa Bay (Niemann 3-4) at N.Y. Yankees (Colon 6-3), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (C.Villanueva 5-1) at Cleveland (McAllister 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Arrieta 9-5) at Boston (A.Miller 2-0), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Harden 1-0) at Texas (D.Holland 6-4), 8:05 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 9-4) at Kansas City (Duffy 1-3), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (Pavano 5-6) at Chicago White Sox (Humber 8-4), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (Fister 3-9) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 10-4), 10:05 p.m. Friday’s Games Tampa Bay (Hellickson 8-7) at N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 7-6), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (Jo-.Reyes 3-7) at Cleveland (Talbot 2-5), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Britton 6-6) at Boston (Beckett 7-3), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (G.Gonzalez 8-5) at Texas (C.Wilson 8-3), 8:05 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 7-6) at Kansas City (Davies 1-7), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 6-6) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 6-8), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (Beavan 1-0) at L.A. Angels (E.Santana 4-8), 10:05 p.m.
NFL labor: time getting tight
By BARRY WILNER The Associated Press NEW YORK — NFL owners and players may find themselves shifting to hurryup mode as time gets tight to reach labor peace. Although both sides say progress has been made in the last month of meetings in various locations, the prospect of postponing the opening of training camps grows stronger every day. Lawyers for the NFL and the players’ association sorted out contract language and details Wednesday for a second straight day, hoping it could speed the process in reaching a new collective bargaining agreement. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that attorneys met at a Manhattan law firm’s headquarters. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because a judge has directed that details of the court-ordered mediated negotiations not be disclosed. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith plan to return to the negotiations today, along with several owners and players. They all know that some training camps are set to open in less than three weeks and the first exhibition game, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions, is Aug. 7 in Canton, Ohio. The St. Louis Rams and Chicago Bears are scheduled for that game. “Everyone’s back is up against the wall,” said economic consultant Dr. Jessica Horewitz, a director at Gnarus Advisors who consulted with Smith on the finer points of NFL labor before he was elected executive director of the players association. “The last few details of the contract have to be hammered out, but I believe the big issues are pretty wrapped up: the salary cap and revenue share with the players. “I think it will be steady progress, and if we don’t have something by the 15th. I don’t think it will long after that.” Marc Ganis, president of Chicago-based sports business consulting firm Sportscorp Ltd., and a keen observer of the league’s business side, also sees something getting done in the next week or so. “They are now up against a hard deadline,” Ganis said. “July 15 is effectively a hard deadline to make sure to get all the preseason games in. If they go beyond July 15, you likely start losing preseason games and it means less money is available overall to do a deal to satisfy both parties. “Once you start losing real and serious money that can’t be replaced, getting a deal done becomes much more difficult.” Canceling a full weekend of preseason games would cost upward of $60 million in lost revenues. That lessens the overall income for the league that the two sides are battling over. Sure, players don’t get paid for the preseason (except for a per diem), but reducing the total pie certainly affects them. Ralph Cindrich, an attorney and player agent who has been involved in every NFL labor dispute, believes neither the owners nor the players felt any motivation to close a deal until now. He cites late June and very early in July as normally a dead time in pro football, anyway. “It is now that time when pressure has to be put on both sides,” he said. “This is just too strong of a business not to find a solution. You go worldwide and spend a month overseas, you can see how we are in a fragile economy, and to mess with this successful business will have a devastating effect. “I do see it getting done, it’s too good a product not to get done. But I can see the
The Giant Blue Balls team grabbed the first annual Delphos Fourth of July Kickball tournament Monday night.
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Wednesday’s Results New York 5, Toronto FC 0 Sporting Kansas City 1, Colorado 1, tie Columbus at Vancouver, 10 p.m. San Jose at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games D.C. United at New York, 7:30 p.m. Chivas USA at Sporting Kansas City, 7:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Houston, 8:30 p.m. FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Colorado, 9 p.m. Chicago at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Philadelphia at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
that we told them to do and I think that a lot of people felt that they really deserved it,” Norwegian IOC executive board member Gerhard Heiberg said. “And they will have a really good legacy for the whole of east Asia.” Pyeongchang hit all the right notes in its final presentation, combining emotion and humor with its solid technical bid plans. “We never gave up, and tried again and listened to your advice and improved our plans,” said Kim Jin-sun, the former governor of Gangwon Province, where Pyeongchang is located. “I believe it is my destiny to stand in front of you for the third time,” he said, his voice choking and eyes welling with tears. “Our people have waited for over 10 years for the Winter Olympics. Today I humbly ask your support for the chance of hosting the Winter Games for the first time in our country.” The Korean victory followed the IOC’s trend in recent votes, having taken the Winter Games to Russia (Sochi) for the first time in 2014 and giving South America its first Olympics with the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. “It’s kind of like the Rio situation where it’s time,” Canadian IOC member Dick Pound said. “They’ve been here twice already. ... They’ve done everything they’ve been asked to do. If you’re a worldwide organization, you have got to be able to show that by moving around the world.” Waving Korean flags, Pyeongchang delegates in the conference hall erupted in cheers and chants after Rogge opened a sealed envelope and read the words they had longed to hear: “The International Olympic Committee has the honor of announcing that the 23rd Olympic Winter Games in 2018 are awarded to the city of Pyeongchang.” President Lee turned to 20-year-old reigning Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yu-na, who was in tears. “I am lost for words about now,” Kim said. “I’m really excited. It will be very good to compete in my own country.” In Pyeongchang, hundreds of people watching a giant TV screen at a ski jump venue roared with delight, dancing, hugging and shedding tears of joy. Despite South Korea’s elation, worries about North Korea will likely linger over the Pyeongchang Games. The town of 47,000 people, 110 miles (180 kilometers) east of Seoul, is in Gangwon province, which shares a tense border with the communist country.
West Ohio Grazing School set
BY GLEN ARNOLD, Ag educator, OSU Extension, Putnam County As corn and soybean prices continue to rise, feeding livestock economically is becoming a challenge. Many farmers in Ohio are gaining interest in grazing livestock to reduce feed costs and spend less time making hay. Management intensive grazing is a proven way to improve feed efficiency and decrease feed costs. Typical open grazing allows animals to manage the pasture selecting for only a few favorable species. This inefficient process results in only 30% feeding efficiency. Management intensive grazing puts the farmer in control and realizes feeding efficiencies closer to 60 percent. The West Ohio Grazing School is a three day course in management intensive grazing. Two evening sessions held from 6-8 p.m. on July 14 and 21, along with the Saturday morning session held on July 23, will be held indoors in a classroom environment. Saturday after a lunch grilled by your favorite AgNR Educators, the program will move to a local intensively managed pasture to discuss fencing, watering systems, and paddock design. Participants will receive eight hours of instruction, a Management Intensive Grazing Guide (worth its weight in gold!) and hands on learning in the field. They will also have the opportunity to pick the brain of Bob Hendershot, USDANRCS State Grassland Conservationist and Grazing Guru, and Jeff McCutcheon, OSU Extension Morrow County Educator and Grazing Guru. Jeff is also a Certified Grassland Professional and a Professional Animal Scientist. Also, if you have crop ques-
tough owners taking it into overtime, causing a cancellation of the first preseason game.” Hall of Fame president Steve Perry has said the game is being planned to go on as scheduled on Aug. 7. There’s much more than opening up training camps and staging preseason games that must be straightened out soon. Free agency, for example. Depending on the rules, hundreds of players could become available. The longer it takes to reach a deal, the more frenzied the free agency signing period will be. Teams still need to instruct rookies they drafted and sign rookies who were not selected in April. Those clubs with new coaches haven’t been able to install offenses or defenses or learn unfamiliar playbooks. General managers don’t know what the salary cap will be; 2010 didn’t have a cap. The regular season is scheduled to begin Sept. 8 with New Orleans at Green Bay.
By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX—Placed LHP Jon Lester on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Scott Atchison from Pawtucket (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS—Activated 1B Matt LaPorta from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Josh Judy to Columbus (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES—Activated RHP Phil Hughes from the 60-day DL. Released RHP Kanekoa Texeira from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). National League HOUSTON ASTROS—Activated C Humberto Quintero from the 15-day DL. Optioned C J.R. Towles to Oklahoma City (PCL). American Association AMARILLO SOX—Released RHP Brian Oliver. Can-Am League BROCKTON ROX—Released LHP Reid Jackson. Signed RHP Francisco Cruceta. ROCKLAND BOULDERS— Released C Todd Jennings. Frontier League LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS—Signed SS T.J. Baumet. NORMAL CORNBELTERS— Released OF Colin Moro. ROCKFORD RIVERHAWKS— Signed LHP Corey Frerichs. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS— Signed OF Greg Burns. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS— Placed RHP Jesse Oster on the retired list. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS— Named Marty Glick chief financial officer. INDIANA PACERS—Named Frank Vogel coach. HOCKEY National Hockey League COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS— Signed D Radek Martinek to a oneyear contract. MINNESOTA WILD—Signed LW Colton Gillies to a two-year contract. OTTAWA SENATORS—Re-signed F Erik Condra to a two-year contract. PHOENIX COYOTES—Signed D Nathan Oystrick, D Dean Arsene and F Matt Watkins to one-year contracts. ST. LOUIS BLUES—Signed F Jason Arnott and F Jamie Langenbrunner to one-year contracts. SAN JOSE SHARKS—Re-signed G Thomas Greiss to a two-year contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTING—Signed C Tom Pyatt to a one-year contract.
tions unrelated to grazing there will be a Certified Professional Agronomist and two Certified Crop Advisors on hand. The grazing school will be held at The Ohio State University Extension, Shelby County Office. The office is located at 810 Fair Road, Sidney, Ohio 45365. The office is conveniently located close to Interstate 75, and accessible via Exit 90 (Fair Road). For more information or to register contact The Ohio State University Extension Office in Darke County, Ohio, at (937) 548-5215 or visit http://darke. osu.edu. The early registration deadline is Friday. After the deadline late registration will run from Friday through Tuesday. Before Friday, the registration fee is $50. After Friday, the late registration fee will be $60. There will be no registration after the Tuesday or at the door.
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Dear Annie: I work in a but if you have been helping family business along with your community and staymy parents, my brother and ing active, you haven’t been my sister. Two years ago, wasting your time. Dear Annie: I’m writmy brother’s wife and my sister’s husband also worked ing in response to the letter there, but they had an affair from “Trying To Keep the and moved away together. Peace,” who was criticized Three months later, they both for posting information about returned to their spouses. her grandfather’s death on Their marriages are recon- Facebook. She doesn’t menciled, but they are not allowed tion how long she waited before putting that online. back in the family business. We recently had a similar I refuse to attend any event that includes the two situation. A relative passed away late in the of them. I am so evening, and due to upset about what the hour, the decithey did to my sion was made to family that I will wait until morning not speak to either to notify family of them. The probmembers. But one lem is, my sister relative posted the is constantly tellinformation on their ing me that I have Facebook page that to stop being stubsame evening, and born and accept several close family her husband. I members were upset keep telling her what they did is Annie’s Mailbox when they saw the posting before we not acceptable and I do not have to be around had a chance to call. “Trying” defends the posteither one of them. What do you suggest? Am ing by saying that obituarI wrong to feel this way? -- ies are published in the local newspaper, but this is done Confused Dear Confused: You are after those closest to the not wrong. Their behavior deceased have already been was reprehensible. However, notified. Perhaps a good polavoiding family events where icy would be to delay posting these in-laws will be present a death notice on any website mostly hurts your sister and for, say, 12 to 24 hours out of brother. They are having a respect for the family, allowhard enough time with their ing them to come to grips with marriages. It surely is addi- their loss and gently inform tional punishment to know their loved ones personally. It was heartbreaking the affair has also caused an estrangement with their enough to deal with our loss sibling. Etiquette quite help- without also having to deal fully provides a solution. It’s with the fallout from family called “snubbing.” Attend members finding out about these family events, and be it online. -- Also Trying To loving toward your sister and Keep the Peace Annie’s Mailbox is written brother and aloof toward the miscreants. Your behavior by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy will make your disapproval Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please abundantly clear. Dear Annie: You advo- e-mail your questions to cate meeting people through email@example.com, volunteer organizations, local or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, theater productions, choirs, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 political groups, book clubs, W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, etc. Doing that can certainly Los Angeles, CA 90045. keep a person busy, but it doesn’t always lead to meeting a potential romantic interest. I was widowed 20 years ago at the age of 49. I continue to be active in various civic organizations, political groups (I even ran for local office a couple of times.), my church, a weekly exercise group and the local senior center. Have I met anyone? No, and I’ve just about given up and decided to adopt a cat to keep me company. -- S. Dear S.: While joining organizations can lead to romance, that should not be your main focus. The point is to be involved in activities that you enjoy and where you can meet others who share your interests. It’s a way to make friends and lead a full life. Romance would be a bonus. We don’t know why you haven’t been able to find what you are searching for,
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Friday, July 8, 2011 A strong desire for greater gratification could fire up your ambitious aims in the year ahead. Motivation is likely to be all that it takes to spur you to acquire some of the good things the world has to offer. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- If you get involved in some sort of friendly competition with friends, make sure that you don’t take the game too seriously, and be willing to play whatever role is needed. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Unless you schedule your time well, by the end of the day you might find too many duties left undone. Make a good game plan and religiously stick to it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Try to use the same discretion in your social and commercial situations that you do in matters that are important to your security. Your instincts will help you do and say all the right things. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- It’s more your tendency to be a giving and considerate person than to step out of character and display stinginess toward your companions. You’ll feel better about yourself if you do the right thing. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Regardless of how good you think your ideas are, avoid orchestrating grand, disruptive plans, especially if things are functioning smoothly as is. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Guard against a tendency to misread the intentions of those with whom you are associating. People could say and mean one thing, but you’ll interpret it differently. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You have a tendency at times to let pride be your Achilles’ heel, causing you to look for a scapegoat when things don’t go your way. That’s not the way to make you look good. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -It isn’t that you won’t know the right course of action to follow, it’s rather that you’ll want to do something that you know you shouldn’t. Don’t trip over your own stubbornness. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- When you get the chance, be sure to reciprocate to pals who have gone out of their way to be helpful. A failure to do so when they know you had the opportunity will leave a bad impression. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Regardless of how badly you might like to do something for a friend, if you’re not sure that you can, it is better to let him or her know that up front rather than disappoint your pal later on. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You’ll get more accomplished and like yourself much better if you do what needs doing without being asked or told. Be in charge of yourself rather than having others boss you. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -It’s fine and dandy that you know how to take charge and give orders, but before others will follow your lead, you must first show them that you’re willing to do what you ask of them.
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Terrorists look to implant bombs in humans
By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press WASHINGTON — Airlines are being warned by the government that terrorists are considering surgically hiding bombs inside humans to evade airport security. As a result, travelers may find themselves subjected to more scrutiny when flying in the heart of summer vacation season, especially to the U.S. from abroad. The FBI and Homeland Security Department sent a memo to security officials around the country on Wednesday about “body packing,” describing it as a “criminal tactic with possible terrorist application.” The memo, obtained by The Associated Press, cited a 2005 incident in which Colombian men were accused of surgically implanting narcotics into human couriers. The memo offered possible indicators of surgically implanted contraband, including a distended stomach or other unusual bulging, and visible physical discomfort from a patdown. Bombs-in-the-body is not a new idea, but recent intelligence indicates a fresh interest in using this method. People-scanning machines in airports aren’t able to detect explosives hidden inside humans. Still, there is no current information that points to a specific plot involving surgically implanted explosives, a U.S. security official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss such sensitive matters. As airport security has increased since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, so has the terrorists’ creativity in developing methods to get around it. Aviation continues to be a special target, and evidence from Osama bin Laden’s compound showed that the al-Qaida leader retained his fascination with attacking airplanes until his death in May. Last year, it was reported that British officials uncovered intelligence that al-Qaida was seeking to surgically implant bombs inside people, a move some believed was prompted by the use of full-body imaging machines at major airports around the world. “This is something we’ve been concerned about for quite some time,” said J. Bennet Waters, a security consultant with the Washington, D.C.-based Chertoff Group and a former Transportation Security Administration official in the Bush administration. The U.S. government has been working with foreign air carriers and governments to identify ways to discover hidden explosives, including bombs potentially hidden inside of humans. Officials did not want to discuss specific security measures under consideration so as not to tip off terrorists who could seek ways to get around them. Once a terrorist finds a willing suicide bomber, secures the explosive material and makes the bomb, carrying off this tactic is not that difficult, said Chris Ronay, a former chief of the FBI explosives unit. “It’s rather easy and the damage could be rather severe,” Ronay said. Surgery to implant explosives could be done a couple of days before a planned attack, said James Crippin, an explosives expert in Colorado. In order for it to work, there would need to be a detonation device, and it’s conceivable that if the explosive was implanted in a woman’s breast, the detonator could be underneath the breast so that all the operative would have to do is press downward, Crippin said. But Jimmie C. Oxley, a chemistry professor at the University of Rhode Island and explosives expert, said it would be tough to carry out such an effort successfully. She said there are only so many places to hide a bomb in the body, and a suicide bomber would have to recover enough from the surgery to travel and set off the device. The al-Qaida offshoot in Yemen has emerged as the most inventive terror organization these days and has been behind two plots that nearly brought down planes over the U.S. The group, known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, was behind the Christmas Day attack in 2009 when a Nigerian hid a bomb in his underpants and nearly brought down an airliner over Detroit. AQAP operatives also concealed bombs in printer cartridges last October, shipping them to Chicago addresses. That attack was thwarted because of specific intelligence about the plot.
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Fort Hood shooting suspect will face death penalty
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In late December, the U.S. received intelligence that the Yemen group was considering hiding explosives in the insulated lining of beverage containers and carrying them aboard airplanes. There was no information pointing to a specific plot with insulated beverage containers, but, like the recent intelligence about the implanted bomb tactic, the Transportation Security Administration warned domestic and foreign carriers to be on the lookout. “Due to the significant advances in global aviation security in recent years, terrorist groups have repeatedly and publicly indicated interest in pursuing ways to further conceal explosives,” TSA spokesman Nick Kimball said, adding that passengers flying into the U.S. may notice additional security. “Measures may include interaction with passengers, in addition to the use of other screening methods such as pat-downs and the use of enhanced tools and technologies.” Officials would not specify which terrorist organizations are thought to be considering this surgical tactic. White House spokesman Jay Carney said U.S. counterterrorism efforts must evolve as terror groups publicly indicate their interest in finding ways to conceal explosives. “The idea that terrorists have been looking for other ways to circumvent security measures to target aircraft is not at all surprising,” Carney said.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Smoke still hung in the air from a northern New Mexico wildfire that came dangerously close to the nation’s premier nuclear weapons laboratory, but life was returning to normal Wednesday as thousands of employees showed up for their first day of work in more than a week. Although the threat to Los Alamos National Laboratory and the town that surrounds it has passed, the largest fire in New Mexico’s history continued to burn in remote areas. The fire, which began last month, had forced the closure of the lab along with the evacuation of thousands of residents in nearby communities. Lab officials say they have a “methodical and careful” plan to resume operations suspended by the blaze known as the Las Conchas fire. “There’s going to be a lot of assessing over the next two or three days of where exactly we are on key research projects,” lab spokesman Kevin Roark said. “But that’s going to take some time,” he added. “It’s going to take a couple of weeks at least.” The lab had some 10,000 experiments running that were put on hold because of the fire and the evacuations. The delayed projects include experiments on two supercomputers and studies on extending the life of 1960s-era nuclear bombs. The lab also works on such topics as renewable energy and particle physics, solar flares, forensics on terrorist attacks, and studying the AIDS virus at the molecular level to help scientists develop strategies for developing vaccines. At one point, the fire also raised concerns about possible contamination from material stored or buried on lab grounds. As a precaution, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent a plane equipped with radiation monitors over the lab. Samples from air monitors on the ground also showed nothing abnormal in the smoke. “Since we didn’t have any fire on lab property other than one small spot fire, we had literally zero impact to all of our key facilities,” Roark said. The blaze started June 26 when a tree fell onto a power line. The flames exploded on the hillside and then raced across tens of thousands of acres of tinder-dry forest in the Jemez Mountains before firefighters were able to establish control along the lab’s southern boundary. The fire had chewed through more than 204 square miles by Wednesday. Firefighters have managed to contain 40 percent of the blaze by Wednesday night, and only five injuries have been reported among those working on the fire lines. No civilians were injured by the flames. Lab director Charles McMillan plans to address employees today. He has been telling managers to let workers know that their health, their families and homes should be priorities.
FORT WORTH, Texas — For the victims’ families and those wounded in the Fort Hood shooting rampage, news that the suspect will face a military trial and the death penalty came as no surprise. Many have cried and prayed together since a gunman opened fire on the Texas Army post that sunny day in November 2009, killing 13 people and injuring more than two dozen others. Some of them celebrated Wednesday’s announcement that Maj. Nidal Hasan would face a death sentence if convicted, though others were more solemn. Yet all said it was another step in their healing process. “I’m glad I’m not the one deciding what happens to Hasan,” said Leila Hunt Willingham, whose brother, Spc. Jason Dean “J.D.” Hunt was killed while protecting civilian nurses during the shootings. “People think the default (emotion) is always anger and revenge,” she said. “No one seems to understand that the outcome of this will not bring any more peace or closure than what I can get on my own. No matter what happens to Hasan, my brother is still dead.” Fort Hood’s commanding general, Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell, said Wednesday that Hasan would be tried in a military court and, if convicted, possibly be sentenced to death. The decision echoed the recommendations of two Army colonels who previously reviewed the case against the Army psychiatrist, who is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. “I believe the Army as an institution has long been planning to go this route,” Hasan’s lead attorney, John Galligan, said from his office near Fort Hood, about 125 miles south of Fort Worth. By DANIEL WAGNER AP Business Writer
Rules lets FDIC recover pay from failed bank execs
WASHINGTON — Federal regulators will be able to take back two years of pay from executives held responsible for a large bank’s failure. Executives deemed “negligent” and “substantially responsible” for a big bank’s failure can lose all of their compensation from the previous two years under a rule approved Wednesday by the board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Banks objected to an earlier version of the rule, saying it would induce key executives to depart at the first sign of trouble rather than risking their compensation. Acting Comptroller of the Currency John Walsh, who sits on the FDIC board and shared banks’ concerns, said he approves of the new standard. The rule is part of the financial overhaul that Congress passed last summer. One section of the law creates an orderly way to shut down large, failing banks to prevent a crisis from spreading. The process aims to eliminate the category of banks deemed “too big to fail” because their collapse could endanger the broader financial system. Under the new rules, a teetering financial company can be taken over by the government, broken apart, and sold off. The FDIC is deciding for how the proceeds of those sales By MATTHEW BROWN and GARANCE BURKE Associated Press
Many relatives and friends of those who survived the attack applauded the decision. Staff Sgt. Jeannette Juroff, who was working in a nearby building that day and helped wounded soldiers, said the rampage deeply affected those at Fort Hood, a sprawling compound where tens of thousands of soldiers are stationed. “If he’s convicted and sentenced to death, maybe the (victims’) families can get closure because he won’t be here anymore and we’ll no longer have to talk about him,” Juroff said. Keely Cahill Vanacker, whose father Michael Grant Cahill — the lone civilian killed that day — tried to stop the gunman with a chair, said she doesn’t think about Hasan. “This may be unusual and certainly not everyone’s opinion, but worrying about what happens to the man who killed my father — I don’t spend time thinking about it,” Vanacker said, adding that she has “full faith in the prosecution team. There will be a fair trial and justice will be done.” A military judge has not been named to oversee the military trial, and it was not immediately clear when Hasan would be arraigned. Under military law, he must plead not guilty because it is a death penalty case. Galligan, Hasan’s lawyer, had urged Fort Hood’s commander at a meeting in May not to seek the death penalty, saying such cases were more costly, time consuming and restrictive. In cases where death is not a punishment option for military jurors, soldiers convicted of capital murder are automatically sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. Galligan has declined to say whether he is considering an insanity defense for his client. He also has refused to disclose results of a military mental health panel’s evaluation of Hasan. The three-member panel was asked to decide whether Hasan is competent to stand trial, if he had a severe mental illness that day and, if so, whether that prevented him from knowing at the time that his alleged actions were wrong. should be divided among companies and people who are owed money by the failed bank. The rule allowing regulators to take back executive pay is part of those plans. The financial overhaul gives the FDIC the lead in shuttering big companies because the agency already is the government’s bank-closing expert. When regulators decide that a bank is dangerously close to failure, the FDIC seeks buyers, takes on some of the bank’s losses or sells off bank assets to help cover the shortfall. FDIC employees also take over banks’ branches on Friday afternoons and spend the weekend auditing financial records and helping customers transition to accounts with the acquiring bank. The FDIC insures bank deposit accounts up to $250,000. So far this year, 48 U.S. banks have failed. The board of the FDIC includes Chairman Sheila Bair, Vice Chairman Martin Gruenberg, Walsh, Office of Thrift Supervision chief John Bowman and Thomas Curry. Wednesday’s was Bair’s final meeting as chairman. She steps down on Friday after five years spent piloting the agency through the worst financial crisis in generations. Gruenberg has been nominated to succeed Bair. Curry has been nominated to take over for Walsh as Comptroller of the Currency.
Afghanistan pullout starts slowly
By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON — The pullout of major U.S. combat units from Afghanistan may not start until the peak fighting season ends in late fall, U.S. military officials said Wednesday, although 800 National Guard soldiers will go home this month. Details of the U.S. drawdown are still being worked out, but thus far the only major combat unit designated to depart Afghanistan and not be replaced is a Marine infantry battalion set to leave in late fall, officials said. That means the military could retain virtually all its current combat power until the fighting goes into a seasonal lull and still meet President Barack Obama’s order to reduce the force by 10,000 by year’s end. It is possible, though unlikely, that new U.S. commanders arriving in Kabul this month will speed up the drawdown. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon from his headquarters in Kabul, Army Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez said the full plan for reducing the U.S. force will not be worked out until autumn. Beyond the 10,000 troops this year, a further 23,000 troops are to be brought out by September 2012. There currently are about 100,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan as part of an international coalition. Rodriquez, the second-in-command in Kabul, said the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, from Twentynine Palms, Calif., would return home by September. Later, his staff said he had misspoken. Officials who spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss sensitive details said the Marines would leave in late fall. The battalion has about 800 Marines in Helmand province, a heavily-contested area in the heartland of the Taliban insurgency. The province’s capital of Lashkar Gah is one of several areas that are being transitioned this month to Afghan control, beginning a process intended to have the entire country under Afghan control by the end of 2014. At that point, all U.S. and other foreign combat forces are to have been withdrawn. Rodriguez, who has spent more than 40 months in Afghanistan over the past 4 1/2 years, said he believes the Obama pullout plan for 2011 and 2012 can be carried out without undue risk to the military’s mission of gradually handing over security responsibility to the Afghans. The troop withdrawal plan has been criticized by some Republicans as too fast and risky, while some Democrats have complained that it is too slow and cautious. “The decision’s been made and now it’s our turn to execute the decision,” Rodriguez said. “And we can do that without a significant change in risk that puts any of the mission at risk at this point in time.”
Exxon said failed Montana pipeline was deeply buried
BILLINGS, Mont. — People living near the oil-smeared shoreline of Montana’s Yellowstone River are raising concerns about the risks and damage from a pipeline break that sent tens of thousands of gallons of crude into the watercourse. About 150 people showed up at an Environmental Protection Agency meeting Wednesday night with questions about health risks, the duration of the cleanup, and whether the oil will permanently damage their livestock or property. George Nilson, 69, said the fumes from oil that washed through his neighbor’s property had been overwhelming. “I’ve been in it for five days now and the only way I can breathe is to have all the windows open,” he said. An EPA representative said the agency may do indoor air sampling after hearing several complaints such as Nilson’s. Nilson, who lives outside of Billings, also said it took several days of calling a spill hot line before he got a response. “Why the slow response,” he asked. The cause of Friday night’s pipeline rupture beneath the riverbed remains under investigation, but the prevailing theory among officials and the company is that the raging Yellowstone caused erosion and exposed the line to damaging rocks or debris. There is still no definitive word on how far downriver the spill could spread. Oil has fouled miles of the waterway that flows from the famed Yellowstone National Park, upriver from the spill, and across farmlands and prized fishing grounds, to North Dakota. There have been confirmed reports of oil as far as 80 miles downstream, although most appears to be concentrated in the first 25 miles. Officials in Laurel, near the site of the spill, raised questions last year about erosion along the riverbank threatening the Exxon Mobil line. The company in December surveyed the pipe’s depth and said it was at least 5 to 8 feet beneath the riverbed. The line was temporarily shut down in May after Laurel officials again raised concerns that it could be at risk as the Yellowstone started to rise. The company restarted the line after a day, following a review of its safety record.
The company said in a June 1 email — just a month before the spill — that the line was buried at least 12 feet beneath the riverbed, according to documents from the U.S. Department of Transportation, which oversees pipelines. Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co. president Gary Pruessing said Wednesday the company did not know where the 12-feet figure came from but was looking into the matter. The documents also contained additional details that raised new questions about the company’s response. Exxon Mobil took almost an hour to fully seal the pipeline after the accident — nearly twice as long as it had publicly disclosed. The company said that did not change its estimate of how much crude entered the river. “The best thing they could do at this point is be completely honest,” said Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer. “It is clear that their veracity has not been 100 percent to this point.”
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