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Seminar to help veterans find jobs
BY ERIN COX Staff writer More than 1,300 veterans between ages 18 and 45 remain unemployed across the region. This high unemployment rate for those with current or prior military service has led to the creation of the Northwest Ohio Veterans Employment and Education Initiative. This is a seminar which promises to help veterans and their spouses understand the benefits available to them and become more marketable to employers. The event will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center. Area colleges and vocational schools will provide workshops on writing resumes and cover letters, dressing for success and interviewing. The event will be lead by Randy Gasser of Fort Jennings. The United States Navy Reservist has been deployed five times. He also goes to school full-time and works full-time, so he understands the challenges veterans face when job-hunting. “A lot of these guys would come home and work in factories but the factories just aren’t hiring in this area right now and many veterans are left unemployed,” he said. “A lot of veterans and those still in the military don’t know what state and federal benefits they have and a lot of employers don’t know the laws. We help teach the employers the laws for the Guard and Reserves.” He wants those who attend to be able to leave the workshop and find a job. “We’re bringing all these resources together so the veterans can learn what they can Delphos, Ohio do to become more marketable and maybe even walk out of there with a job. The services that will be available to those who attend will allow them to be able to walk out with a resume in hand that civilian employers can understand the leadership roles they have taken on,” he said. Gasser says veterans often have difficulty communicating prior experience to potential employers in the civilian world. “Sometimes when people write what they did in the military employers don’t understand what they’re talking about, so we will help them write it in a way that employers will appreciate the services they’ve done.” Employers can still sign up to come to the event by simply filling out a registration form. “We want the veterans to learn what employers are looking for when they are hiring,” Gasser said. “ Whether employers are hiring or not, they can still help by telling the veterans what they look for in employees, so the veterans can start getting the skill sets needed for when they do start hiring and jobs become more available.” Gasser says the seminar will have plenty of resources See JOBS, page 2

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Mote performs at park Sunday


Gordon Mote will perform from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Hanser Pavilion in Stadium Park in the third offering of the Delphos Rotary Club’s Music in the Park series. Mote, blind from birth, learned through his other senses to become one of the most accomplished and sought-after recording studio Mike Ford photo session players in Nashville. Police Chief Kyle Fittro inspects one of the department’s bicycles. Bike cops are heavHis recordings include ily-utilized during overnight hours in order to sneak up on those who may be engaged in inspirational, southern goscriminal behavior. pel and Christian country. Refreshments will be available at 5:30 p.m.

St. Barbara’s sets annual festival
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.

Cops use bikes for incognito patrol
BY MIKE FORD DELPHOS — Law enforcement officials often fight fire with fire in combating crime. Being almost as devious as criminals is sometimes necessary to catch lawbreakers in action. Because a lot of insidious behavior takes place in the dead of night, traditional police patrol is at a disadvantage. To counter a thief’s ability to spot a cruiser before being detected, Chief Kyle Fittro has instituted a sneak-attack. The department has four bicycles that enable bike cops to see and hear things they may miss while driving city streets. In addition, headlights tend to announce the officer’s presence to those who lurk in darkness. “At 3 a.m., it’s so quiet. You can walk though peoples’ yards without them knowing it. You could be in someone’s back yard and hear a car two blocks away; you can also see headlights for several blocks,” Fittro said. “All you have to do is duck behind a shed and wait for it to pass but you don’t hear a bike coming. The bike patrol officer can hear and see a lot more because he doesn’t have engine noise and he’s only moving 4 mph. If a couple guys are walking through an alley, he can hear the stones crackling beneath their shoes and go ask them what they’re doing out so late.”

Betty Ford dies at 93
By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER The Associated Press

Vehicle break-ins and vandalism usually increase in summer, so the department is making good use of the extra patrol. “We’ve had the bikes out a lot during the overnight hours but we also use them during the day; they’re just more effective at night. I was at my kid’s ball game the other day and saw one of the guys come through the park on a bike,” he said. “It was nice to see and I overheard people comment to that effect. The public likes to see our bike patrol but they usually don’t because we use them mostly at night to creep up on people who are out breaking into cars, garages, sheds and that kind of thing.”

DETROIT — Betty Ford, the former first lady whose triumph over drug and alcohol addiction became a beacon of hope for addicts and the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center, has died, a family friend said Friday. She Bob Arnzen the theme was 93. Mrs. Ford’s death was for Koza show confirmed by Marty Allen, Radio personality Vince chairman emeritus of the Koza will be doing his Ford Foundation. He did not “Sports Talk with Koza” comment further, and said show live from 5-7 p.m. he expected the Gerald R. Tuesday at Keith’s Landeck Ford Presidential Library and Tavern. The theme is the Museum would release inforlate Bob Arnzen, long-time mation later. St. John’s basketball coach. Betty Ford, whose husHis widow, Alice, and sevband, Gerald, died in eral daughters will be there and Delphos Mayor Michael December 2006, had undergone surgery for an undisGallmeier is proclaimclosed ailment in April 2007. ing it Bob Arnzen Day. During and after her years The public is invited in the White House, 1974 to to attend the event. 1977, Mrs. Ford won acclaim for her candor, wit and courForecast age as she fought breast canClear tonight cer, severe arthritis and the with low in twin addictions of drugs and low 60s. Hot alcohol. She also pressed for Sunday; high abortion rights and the Equal near 90 with Rights Amendment. 30 percent But it was her Betty Ford chance of Center, a desert oasis that resevening showers, storms. cued celebrities and ordinary Low in upper 60s. people from addiction, that made her famous in her own Index right. She was modest about Obituaries 2 that accomplishment. State/Local 3 “People who get well often Politics 4 say, ‘You saved my life,’ Community 5 and ‘You’ve turned my life Sports 6-7 around,”’ she recalled. “They Kid’s page 7 don’t realize we merely proClassifieds 8 vided the means for them to Television 9 do it themselves and that’s World briefs 10 all. “That’s a God-given gift as far as I’m concerned. I don’t take any credit for providing anything that wasn’t


provided to me.” After the former president died Dec. 26, 2006, at age 93, his widow said: “His life was filled with love of God, his family and his country.” They had been married in 1948, the same year he was elected to Congress. As she and their children led the nation in mourning him, Americans were reminded anew of her own contributions, as well as his. It was calculated then that the Betty Ford Center had treated 76,000 people. “It’s hard to imagine a more important figure in the substance abuse field than Mrs. Ford,” Rick Rawson, associate director of the integrated substance abuse program at the University of California at Los Angeles, said at the time. She and her husband had retired to Rancho Mirage after he lost a bruising presidential race to Jimmy Carter in 1976. She went to work on her memoirs, “The Times of My Life,” which came out in 1979. But the social whirlwind that engulfed them in Washington was over, and Betty Ford confessed that she missed it. “We had gone into the campaign to win and it was a great disappointment losing, particularly by such a small margin,” she said. “It meant changing my whole lifestyle after 30 years in Washington, and it was quite a traumatic experience.” By 1978, she was addicted to alcohol and prescription drugs. She would later describe herself during that period as “this nice, dopey pill-pusher sitting around and nodding.” See FORD, page 2

Van Wert Independent Film Festival Executive Director Len Archibald welcomes everyone to the festival Friday night at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. Showing begins at 8:30 a.m. today.

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Van Wert film festival continues today
Staff reports VAN WERT — The Van Wert Independent Film Festival is in full swing. Events today start bright and early with “Superheroes” writer and producer James with an 8 a.m. breakfast and talk at The Pitt Stop. He will talk about his success with the movie, what it took to find the characters and answer questions. The feature film portion of the VWIFF starts at 8:30 a.m. at the NPAC. Three films will be shown in succession and all are nominated for the Grand Prix Award as the outstanding feature of the event. “Mortem” is a psychological thriller from France and will be shown first. At 10:20 a.m., “Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone” will detail the rise of the South Central Los Angeles band, Fishbone. This film is narrated by Laurence Fishburne. Finally, “Table at Luigi’s” begins at 12:25 p.m. and is about a chef who realizes that his is shutting himself off from the world by staying in his restaurant. “A Celebration of Shorts: Selected Films” begins at 2:15 p.m. and includes seven short films. These include an eclectic group of productions including shorts from Thailand, Spain, and Iran as well as America. At 5:30 p.m., the feature films begin again with “Centre Place,” a film from Australia. It examines the life of Lizzie, a woman who must learn to take control of her own life after a series of disappointments and confrontations threaten to crush her. “Paradise Recovered” fol-

lows a woman as she begins to question her fundamentalist upbringing. Finally, “A Lonely Place for Dying” takes to the screen at 9:15 p.m. This film is a CIA spy thriller that takes place in 1972. James Cromwell of “Babe” and “L.A. Confidential” is one of the members of the cast. Throughout the entire weekend, student short films will be shown with the other presentations. Today ends with an AfterParty Event at at 11 p.m. At The Pitt Stop. People are invited to mingle with writers, directors and producers of the films at the VWIFF and learn more about what it takes to make an independent film. The whole event wraps up on Sunday with an Awards Gala and Brunch at the Van Wert Banquet Hall on South Shannon Street.

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While most of the country stood watch this week, Casey Anthony was found not guilty of pretty much everything. She was found guilty of lying to police officers. Whoopdedoo. A lot of people have lied to an officer. “I didn’t know I was going that fast.” “I didn’t see the stop sign.” “No, I didn’t put my seat belt on as you were walking up to my car.” My husband and I (OK, really just my husband) have followed the case from the time little Caylee went missing more than 3 years ago. Nancy Grace is a staple on the TV in the bedroom, the one most watched by my hubby. I personally can’t stand her and would rather have two forks stuck in my eye than watch her. To me, her voice is like two cats fighting. She also seems a BIT biased at times. She fits right in on HLN News and Views. For me, I want the facts, not someone’s opinion. If I want someone’s view, I’ll ask for it. Otherwise, I want to make up my own mind. I guess that’s how the jury felt, too. The familiar mantra — it was like O.J. all over again. The police and prosecution knew something happened to Caylee, they knew Casey knew what it was and was more than likely involved, they just couldn’t prove it. They couldn’t prove anything. They had no DNA, they had no fingerprints, they had NO CAUSE OF DEATH. I would have been more surprised and concerned if the jury had went for the death penalty. After listening to the trial myself, I couldn’t have convicted her on what the prosecution presented. Still, little Caylee paid the price. It will never be known how she died or why. So on July 17, Casey will be free and able to go about her life — such that it will be. Anti-Casey web sites, Twitter and Facebook pages fill the Internet. I can’t imagine it will be easy. I don’t want it to be. Even if she did

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nothing wrong, she still waited 31 days to report her daughter missing. 31 DAYS!!!! Who does that? What kind of mother does that? Children die in accidents all the time. Harried parents forget their infant is in the back seat because they don’t normally take the child to daycare. Little ones wander off because they can’t be watched 24/7. Children get hurt, drown in swimming pools, get lost — it happens. But how often do you hear of the parent keeping it to themselves for 31 days? They should have at least convicted her of a “what-the-heck” offense. Overall, our justice system works. Defendants get their day in court, the prosecution has the burden of proof and a jury of their peers decides their fate. It’s not perfect. Some of the guilty go free and the innocent are sometimes convicted. But, in the long haul, it works. When it doesn’t, people like Casey go free. I’m going to keep watching to see what happens next. I want to know just how hard it will be for Casey to resume her “party” life. I think karma will give Casey a little justice down the line. She usually does, we just have to be patient. I just won’t be watching it with Nancy Grace. Screeeeeech.

The following is the report concerning construction and maintenance work on state highways within the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1, which includes the counties of Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot. This report is issued each Thursday beginning in April and continues through November. (All work will take place weather permitting and during daytime hours Monday through Friday only unless otherwise indicated.) Allen County interstate 75 northbound from ohio 81 to the ottawa river bridge in Lima will be restricted to one lane through the work zone Monday, July 11 for bridge deck patching, crack sealing and bridge approach slab repair. The lane closure will be in place generally from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. interstate 75 southbound at ohio 65, Lima, will be restricted to one lane through the work zone on Tuesday, July 12 for bridge deck patching, sealing of pavement cracks and pavement repair. The lane closure will generally be in effect from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ohio 309 between Cool road and thayer road is now open. ohio 81 approximately a mile and a half east of ohio 66 over the Auglaize river closed for 75 days beginning April 25 for replacement of a bridge deck. Traffic detoured to Ohio 66, Ohio 117 and Eastown Road back to Ohio 81. ohio 309 (elida road)

from robb Avenue to eastown road on the west side of Lima is currently restricted to one lane in the eastbound direction for a safety upgrade project. Hartzler Road between American Avenue and Cable Road is closed to allow the road to be relocated to align with the new Lima Mall drive. Hartzler Road is expected to reopen in mid August. A new north/south road between Cable Road and Hartzler Road is now open. The east drive to the Lima Mall (next to Firestone) closed on June 27 for relocation and reconstruction and was expected to reopen to traffic Friday. The two-way center turn lane on Ohio 309 is now functioning only as a turn lane and is not being utilized currently as a travel lane. Crews are working in the zone most hours of the day and night. Motorists are asked to drive cautiously through the area and remain aware of equipment moving in and out of the work zone. The project will continue until October.

Putnam County There are no projects scheduled during the week which will have a significant effect on traffic. Van Wert County ohio 118 between Van Wert and the Mercer County line reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair. U. s. 224 between Van Wert and the indiana line reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair. U.s. 224 between U.s.


30 and the Putnam County line restricted to one lane in each direction through the work zone for a resurfacing project which began May 31. Work will continue through July. ohio 118 (shannon street) between ervin road and Main street remains open to local traffic only during reconstruction, widening, water line and sanitary installation project which began in 2010. Localized, one-block closures will occur throughout the project. Work is expected to be completed in September. U.s. 30 between U.s. 224 and Lincoln Highway is restricted to one lane in each direction through the work zone for a resurfacing project which began May 2. Work will continue until mid-summer. Ramp closures at the U.S. 127 interchange will begin during the week and will occur during nighttime hours only, generally from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. The ramp closures, which will affect only one direction at a time, may continue into the following week as well. A width restriction of 11 feet will be in place during the project.

oct. 3, 1929-July 8, 2011 Miriam N. Sealscott, 81, of Van Wert, died at 5 p.m. Friday at Vancrest Healthcare Center in Convoy. She was born Oct. 3, 1929, in Ohio City, to George and Lillian (Ross) Billieu. On Dec. 31, 1947, She married Kenny Sealscott, who survives. Other survivors include son Miles Sealsoctt of Van Wert; daughter Louise (Jeff) Laudick of Delphos; brother Walt (Nancy) Billieu of Cincinnati; sister-in-law Virginia Sealscott of Van Wert; grandchildren Kim (Scott) Schwinnen, Brian (Tina) Laudick, Dustin (Beth) Laudick, Amy McNabb and Sam (Nesha) Sealscott; and great grandchildren Caleb and Kenzie Schwinnen; Kaden Laudick; Brady Fisher; Abby Lopshire; Hannah and Haley Dixon. She was preceded in death by her brother George Billieu, brother-in-law Doyle Sealscott and sisters Edith Sullivan, Virginia Stowe, Dorothy Geething and Ruby Matthews. She was a homemaker and member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Van Wert. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home in Van Wert. Services begin at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Ohio City. Preferred memorials are to the Van Wert Dialysis Clinic.

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Ohio execution put on hold
COLUMBUS (AP) — A federal judge on Friday delayed the execution of a condemned Ohio killer of two, agreeing with the inmate that the state enforces some of its execution policies haphazardly. Kenneth Smith was scheduled to die July 19 for the slayings of a husband and wife in their Hamilton home during a 1995 robbery. Smith and other inmates argue that Ohio too often strays from its execution policies by not always having the required number of execution team members present and not always documenting the mixing of drugs. U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost agreed, calling four areas where the state strayed from its policies an embarrassment and creating what he called “haphazard application” of its death penalty protocols. If appealed and upheld, Frost’s decision would allow Smith to argue in an upcoming trial that the state violates the federal constitution with its uneven application of its rules for executing inmates. Frost did not rule on whether Ohio’s death penalty was constitutional. Smith’s attorneys were pleased with the decision, saying Frost recognized the state’s practices were “constitutionally disturbing.”

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to help veterans in the area become better-prepared for the workforce. “Those in the Guard or Reserve and veterans should be able to find answers here to any questions they have this day,” Gasser said. “All kinds of agencies are volunteering to help these guys. We’ve had a lot of support and many people have donated time to help with this event.” Those who attend must provide verified proof of veteran status with one of the following: DD-214, military active/reserve/retires ID card, military dependent ID card, VA administration ID card or NGB form 22. For more information contact or visit

“As I got sicker,” she recalled, “I gradually stopped going to lunch. I wouldn’t see friends. I was putting everyone out of my life.” Her children recalled her living in a stupor, shuffling around in her bathrobe, refusing meals in favor of a drink. Her family finally confronted her in April 1978 and insisted she seek treatment. She credited their “intervention” with saving her life. “I was stunned at what they were trying to tell me about how I disappointed them and let them down,” Ford told The Associated Press in 1994. “I was terribly hurt — after I had spent all those years trying to be the best mother, wife I could be. ... Luckily, I was able to hear them saying that I needed help and they cared too much about me to let it go on, she said. She entered Long Beach Naval Hospital and underwent a grim detoxification, which became the model for therapy at the Betty Ford Center. She saw her recovery as a second chance at life. “When you come back from something that was as disagreeable and unsettling as my alcoholism, when you come back to health from that, everything is so much more valuable,” she said in her book, “A Glad Awakening.” Her own experience, and that of a businessman friend whom she helped save from alcoholism, were the inspiration for the center, located on the grounds of the Eisenhower Medical Center. She helped raise $3 million, lobbied in the state capital for its approval, and reluctantly agreed to let it be named for her. “The center’s name has been burden, as well as honor,” she wrote. “Because even if nobody else holds me responsible, I hold myself responsible.” She liked to tell patients, “I’m just one more woman who has had this problem.” Her efforts won her a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, from the first President Bush in 1991. In October 1999: Gerald and Betty Ford both were awarded Congressional Gold Medals. She continued to be outspoken on public issues, pressing for fellow Republicans to be moderate on social questions. She spoke out in favor of gays in the military in a 1993 Washington Post interview, saying they had been serving for many years. During the Clinton presidency, Mrs. Ford praised first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, saying she had been with her at a meeting on health care and found her “courteous, charming, able, attractive. ... She asks good questions. She picked out one of the most demanding roles she possibly could.” In 2005, she was presented with the Gerald R. Ford Medal of Distinguished Public Service from her husband’s foundation, telling the gathering that it was “very, very special.” She added in her typical candor: “It’s kind of all in the family, and I feel a little guilty about it.” Mrs. Ford’s first public appearance after her husband’s death was in August 2007, when she attended a ceremony near Rancho Mirage as a postage stamp honoring the late president was issued. She did not speak. She had not traveled to Texas for the funeral of Lady Bird Johnson the previous month. Elizabeth Bloomer was born in Chicago on April 8, 1918, and raised in Grand Rapids, Mich. She was talented in dancing and ultimately studied with the great dancer and choreographer Martha Graham. She also worked as a model to make extra money during the Depression.

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On the banks of yesteryear ...
Recently, while cleaning out a room in the old Commercial Bank Building part of the Canal Museum, we discovered a letter dated April 5, 1938, addressed to the Delphos Can Company from a 13 year old boy in Alabama. Seems his grandmother had an oil can and liked the name that was on the label so well that she named her grandson after it. His name was Delphos Fulton. The letter was informing the company president, Elmer Werner, to save a spot for him because after he graduated he was coming to Delphos to work for the company that was the inspiration for his name. Mr. Werner was kind enough to answer Delphos’s letter, telling him the company was now the New Delphos Manufacturing Company and giving him much encouragement. Makes one wonder how many CEO’s today would take that kind of time. Fortunately for us, both letters were filed away and eventually made their way to our museum or there would be no story. But wait; the story doesn’t end there. After a little research on the Internet, we were able to contact a Delphos M. Fulton in Sarasota, Fla.

Turns out he is the son of our original Delphos and goes by the name of Del. He was very aware of where the name Delphos came from, so the story was passed down. But wait; there’s more. The original Delphos Fulton also had another son as well as a daughter. And the daughter named her son — you guessed it — Delphos. Delphos Fulton never made it to Delphos, Ohio, to get that job. He stayed in Alabama and became a mechanic and a truck driver. He passed away in 1998 but his name certainly lives on.

From the Delphos Canal Commission

The legacy of an oil can

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Question: What is the earliest age that I can begin receiving retirement benefits? Answer: You can get a reduced benefit as early as age 62. Keep in mind that your monthly benefit amount would be about 33 percent higher if you wait until age 66 and nearly 80 percent higher if you defer payments until age 70. Visit our Retirement Estimator to find out how much you can expect to receive. You can find it at www. DISABILITY Question: How does Social Security decide if I am disabled? Answer: For an adult to be considered disabled, Social Security must determine that you are unable to do the work you did before and, based on your age, education, and work experience, you are unable to adjust to any other work that exists in significant numbers in the national economy. Also, your disability must last or be expected to last for at least one year or to result in death. Social Security pays only for total disability. No benefits are payable for partial disability or short-term disability (less than a year). For more information, we recommend you read Disability Benefits (SSA Publication No. 05-10029), available online at Question: What is the earliest age that I can receive Social Security disability benefits? Answer: There is no minimum age as long as you meet the Social Security definition of disabled and you have sufficient work to qualify. To qualify for disability benefits, you must have worked long enough under Social Security to earn the required number of work credits and some of the work must be recent. You can earn up to a maximum of four work credits each year. The amount of earnings required for a credit increases each year as general wage levels go up, and is currently $1,120. The number of work credits you need for disability benefits depends on your age when you become disabled. For example, if you are under age 24, you may qualify with as little as six cred-

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“A good storyteller is a person who has a good memory and hopes other people haven’t.” — Irvin S. Cobb, American humorist (1876-1944)

How well do you know your town? The following is a little quiz. Sorry! No Prizes. Just your satisfaction. 1. Which railroad did NOT come into Delphos? A. A C & Y B. C H & D C. B & O

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B. Barbara Mueller C. Norma Ott 14. The first oil well in Delphos was not successful but in what year was it drilled? A. 1885 B. 1886 C. 1889 15. In what year was the Delphos City Building (fire station) built? A. 1890 B. 1888 C. 1892 16. How much did it cost? A. $14,500 B. $16,000 C. $13,875 17. Delphos was served by two female mayors. Name one. A. Edna Jane Nolte B. Margaret Miller C. Christine Link 18. Name the famous western author who played baseball in Delphos in the 1890’s. A. George Kihm B. Zane Grey C. Roman “Red” Grey Answers: (1 — C; 2 — A; 3 — 4 — A; 5 — A; 6 — B; 7 A; 8 — A; 9 — B; 10— 11— B; 12 — A; 13 — 14 — B; 15 — B; 16 — 17 — A or B; 18 — B) A; — B; B; A;

7. How many settlers were in the first group of Germans to come to Ten Mile Woods (later Section Ten – then Delphos)? A. 42 B. 44 C. 41 8. Name the surveyor of the Miami – Erie Canal. A. Samuel Forrer B. Thomas Wrocklage C. Thomas Clime 9. When was Delphos incorporated? A. 1852 B. 1851 C. 1850 10. What was the name of the first newspaper in Delphos? A. The Kleeblat B. The Section Ten Budget C. The Oracle 11. Who was the first Mayor of Delphos? A. C. C. Marshall B. Lester Bliss C. William Cochran 12. Name the Delphos native who was known as the “World’s Greatest NonProfessional Astronomer.” A. Leslie Peltier B. Joseph Chambers C. Lester Porter 13. Who was the Delphos Centennial Queen? A. Glenna Ditto

One Year Ago • About six years ago when Karla Hoying and her husband Robert dug their pond on their property in Middle Point, they planned to accommodate goldfish and koi. What they didn’t plan on was tiny jellyfish popping up literally out of nowhere. Since word got out about this strange phenomenon, the Hoyings have been receiving visits from curious people in the area. (Unavailable) 25 Years Ago – 1986

Obama: Uncertainty over debt limit impacts hiring
By JULIE PACE The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Facing a dismal jobs report, President Barack Obama called on Congress Friday to end uncertainty over their debt standoff and pass a litany of administration-backed proposals, including a payroll tax cut extension and three free trade agreements. Obama’s top economist said implementing those policies would reduce the jobless rate a full point by the time Obama faces reelection in the fall of 2012. But Republican opposition and Washington’s heated partisan atmosphere would likely make passing the full slate of administration proposals a political pipe dream. Obama spoke from the Rose Garden shortly after the release of fresh figures that showed employers added just 18,000 jobs in June, the fewest in nine months, and the unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent. The president said the numbers were yet another sign that a full economic recovery is still elusive. “Our economy as a whole just isn’t producing nearly enough jobs for everybody who is looking,” Obama said. The jobs report comes against the backdrop of negotiations on cutting government spending and increasing the nation’s borrowing limit in order to prevent the U.S. from defaulting on its debt. Obama said the new jobs report adds fresh urgency to the talks, saying an agreement would end uncertainty that is keeping businesses from hiring. “The American people sent us here to do the right thing, not for party, but for country. So we’re going to work together to get things done on their behalf,” he said. “That’s the least that they should expect of us, not the most that they should expect of us.” White House economist Austan Goolsbee said internal administration forecasts show that the unemployment rate could drop by a point by the November 2012 elections if lawmakers take several steps, including extending the payroll tax cut, passing trade deals with South Korea, Colombia and Panama, and creating an infrastructure bank. In an interview with CNBC on Friday, Goolsbee said passing those proposals would bring the unemployment rate to 8.2 percent by the fourth quarter of 2012. The White House has had to backtrack on its unemployment predictions before. Obama economists predicted the jobless rate would stay below 8 percent if lawmakers passed Obama’s massive stimulus plan in 2009. Congress obliged, but the unemployment rate soared. Republicans used Friday’s jobs report as an opportunity to slam Obama’s economic agenda. “President Obama is out of answers and running out of time,” said former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a presidential candidate.

2. What was the year of the Great Black Friday Fire in Delphos? A. 1872 B. 1880 C. 1868 3. When did the great Cholera Epidemic hit Delphos and the area? A. 1854 – 1855 B. 1870 C. 1860 – 1861 4. When was the Lutheran Church in Delphos formally organized? A. 1858 B. 1854 C. 1855 5. When did the first canal boat pass through Delphos? A. 4 July 1845 B. 4 July 1847 C. 4 July 1844 6. What was the name of the first boat to pass through Delphos? A. The Marguerite B. The Marshall C. The Eugene

50 Years Ago — 1961 • A member of the Fort Jennings chapter of the Future Farmers of America is one of 30 Ohio boys in the organization who have been selected by the Ohio State FFA for awards of scholarships to Camp Muskingum at Leesville Lake. Jerry Hilvers is the recipient of one of those scholarships, each of which pays the full tuition of a boy for a oneweek camp period. • A Delphos chiropractor was installed as chairman of the District Four Chiropractic Association at a meeting of the group held last Thursday in the Wagner Hotel in Sidney. Dr. Earl L. Morris will head the group for the coming fiscal year which began with this meeting. • Don Lloyd Penn of Delphos, has been awarded the designation of Knight of the York Cross of Honour, it was reported Friday by Stanley Wakefield, grand register-general of the Knights Cross of Honour. This honorary degree, highest in the York Rite of Freemasonary, is conferred only on those who have held the highest office in each of the four bodies of the rite. 75 Years Ago — 1936 • Mark Beckmann of the Jettinghoff and Beckmann Furniture Store returned Wednesday evening from Chicago. He was in attendance at the American Mart. Mrs. Beckman accompanied him. Spirited buying was one of the features of the mart, Beckman reported. He stated that the new styles are interesting with both modern and period furniture being featured. • Van Meter, pitcher for Wright’s softball team, entered softball’s hall of fame Wednesday night in a game he pitched against Gladen’s team. Wrights won the contest by a score of 6 to 3. The line up for Wright’s was: Kemper, c; Dickman, lss; Kill, 3b; Louth, cf; Schmelzer, 2b, Clark, lb; Beck, rf; Wiechart, rss; Van Meter, p; and Huysman, lf. • The members of the Ladies Aid Society of the Christian Church held their regular meeting Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. E. E. Stopher, South Franklin Street. Mrs. Leo Evick was the assistant hostess. The society will hold an ice cream social on the church lawn Tuesday evening of next week. Mrs. William Ashbaugh received the contest honors.

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Washington — A debt crisis is a terrible thing to waste in a presidential election season, and Democrats and Republicans alike are responding on cue. Latest to the fray is Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. In a new “Waterloo” television ad running in Iowa leading up to the Aug. 13 straw poll, she promises she won’t vote to raise the debt ceiling — before even seeing the terms of the deal. Though Bachmann is the most outspoken among Republicans, she is not alone. Several members of the Republican Study Committee, headed by Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, have signed on to a “Cut, Cap and Balance” plan pledging not to vote for any debt ceiling increase without serious spending cuts, spending caps and a balanced budget amendment passed by both the House and Senate. Alas, this will never happen. A constitutional amendment has to pass both chambers by a twothirds vote (290 in the House; 67 in the Senate). Thus, the signees won’t vote to increase the debt limit unless John Boehner and Mitch McConnell somehow magically convince 50 or so Democrats in the House and about 20 in the Senate to vote for a balanced budget amendment. The pledge is, therefore, an impossible standard. As a side note, Bachmann hasn’t signed the pledge, much to the disappointment of fellow conservatives, including Sen. Jim DeMint. But Bachmann, who is establishing herself as the hardest of the hard right, told a South Carolina town hall meeting that the pledge wasn’t strong enough because it doesn’t also include a demand to repeal President Obama’s health care overhaul. Objectively, however, Bachmann and others are

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missing the big picture. They may be stirring the hearts of tea partiers steeped in stubbornness (is there no end to tea metaphors?), but are they being responsible? What they’re missing (or ignoring) is the enormous opportunity for conservatives that has taken shape since the beginning of the year. Just a few months ago, Obama was asking for a “clean” debtlimit increase. That is, an unconditional hike without spending cuts and no reforms. Republicans responded by making clear that there would be no increase to the $14.3 trillion debt limit without fundamental reforms, including entitlements, and without spending cuts larger than the debt-limit hike, enforceable limits on future spending, and no tax increases. Fast-forward through a few months of intransigence — and a few friendly rounds of golf — and the conversation has become something much different. The president’s proposal for a deal that would save $4 trillion over the next 10 years through cuts to all major spending areas, including entitlements and the Pentagon, is otherwise known as a “sea change.” Of course, a quarter of that $4 trillion in savings would come from $1 trillion in new tax revenues, so the deal is far from perfect at this stage. Even so, in any other season Republicans would be staging parades. No plan will please all. Spokesfolks on both sides have made the requisite statements. Nancy Pelosi rejected cuts that would balance the budget “on

the backs of America’s seniors, women and people with disabilities.” Boehner insisted that he won’t support raising taxes “on the very people that we expect to reinvest in our economy.” So the meeting scheduled Sunday among top leaders to reach an agreement — or not — will be a test of wills, but also of courage and of compromise. Few honest brokers think that we can prevent a financial catastrophe without both cuts and revenue increases, but there are surely ways to get there from here without necessarily punishing the weak or the strong. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, for example, has said he won’t support raising taxes but is amenable to closing tax loopholes to create revenue. Democrats who resist any cuts to Social Security might find acceptable a suggestion to revise the way inflation is calculated in determining costof-living adjustments to beneficiaries. Where there are wills, there are ways. Meanwhile, not raising the debt ceiling is fraught with risks, not the least of which is creating greater uncertainty in financial markets in an already fragile recovery. Even prolonging raising the ceiling is potentially hazardous before a default happens, as investors take preventive actions that could distort the money markets. Republicans have made enormous advances toward government reforms that were viewed as unachievable a year ago. Voting no may have become the aphrodisiac of small-government conservatives, but it is not necessarily an act of bravery or wisdom. Sometimes it’s just stubborn. Kathleen Parker’s email address is

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Beauty is a 1-year-old spotted tiger. She is a very sweet cat who can’t wait to go to her Forever Home! Penny is a loving sweet girl. While she is proud to protect her food and not fond of other dogs, this sweet girl would do great in a home with older children and adults. She loves truck rides and treats and is sure to melt your heart.

TODAY 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. 6 p.m. — Middle Point Village Council meets 7-9 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Annex Museum, 241 N. Main St., will be open. 7 p.m. — Marion Township trustees at township house. Delphos City Council meets at the municipal building, 608 N. Canal St. 7:30 p.m. — American Legion Auxiliary meets at the American Legion hall, State Street. Delphos Eagles Aerie 471 meets at the Eagles Lodge. Middle Point council meets at town hall. 8 p.m. — Delphos City Schools Board of Education meets at the administration office. Delphos Knights of Columbus meet at the K of C hall. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 6 p.m. — Weight Watchers meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 211 E. Third St. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Lions Club, Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7:30 p.m. — Ottoville Emergency Medical Service members meet at the municipal building. Ottoville VFW Auxiliary members meet at the hall. Fort Jennings Local School District board members meet at the high school library. Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. 8:30 p.m. — Elida village council meets at the town hall. WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. - noon — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 11:45 a.m. — Rotary Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 4 p.m. — Delphos Public Library board members meet at the library conference room. 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.

The Humane Society of Allen County has many pets waiting for adoption. Each comes with a spay or neuter, first shots and a heartworm test. The Humane Society is located at 3606 Elida Road, Lima, and can be contacted at 419-991-1775. The following pets are available for adoption through The Animal Protective League: Cats F, 4 years, spayed, dew clawed, name Bell F, 1 year, dark calico M, F, 2 years, different colors M, 5 years, neutered, dew clawed, black Kittens M, F, 9 weeks, black calico M, F, 12 weeks, carmel blond, gray, black, tortoise M, 6 months, ginger color M, F, 6 weeks, black, black and tan, gray black M, F, 6 weeks, orange, gray, black, calico F, 8 months, white and black, name Eunice Dogs Japanese Chin Mini Daschund, F, 14 years, black, name Lacey Cocker Spaniel, F, 6 years, tan, name Annaliest Chocolate Lab, M, 5 years, neutered Pug, M, 1 year, fawn, shots, name Hoss Australian Shepherd Lab American Bull Dog, F, 2 years, spayed, shots, tan and white, name JoJo Shih Tzu, M, 9 years, white and tan, fixed, shots name Gizmo, no kids or pets M, 5 years, tan, name Buddy F, 3 years, black and brown and white, name Gracie Basset Hound, M, 1 year, name Jimmy

Several members of the Delphos Catholic Daughters of America attended the 40th Anniversary celebration of CD of A Ohio State Chaplain, Rev. Frank Basas. Pictured from left are Doris Lindeman, Mary Lou Schulte, Eileen Bonifas and seated, Rosie Bonifas.

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Tranquili-Tea benefit planned for Aug. 2
St. Rita’s Volunteer/ Auxiliary is hosting a Tranquili-Tea Benefit Luncheon and Bridal Belles Style Show at 1 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Auxiliary Conference Center, 718 W. Market St. The luncheon and style show benefit the monthly TranquiliTeas served to Oncoloby/ Medical patients. Luncheon menu includes tea sandwiches, scones, fruit and sweets, all served with tea. Cost is $12 per person.

The Delphos Court of the Catholic Daughters of America held their first meeting of their new summer schedule at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Doris Lindeman, regent, reported on the successful contributions the club has been able to make to many local charities and others in need in the community, but also recognizes the increasing need in the future. To be able to help fill those needs the club is looking for new ways to raise funds. CD of A will be selling Delphos St. John’s church replicas. The replicas will be available for order through CDofA members or by calling Doris Lindeman at 419-235-5204. Several members of the club were able to attend the 40th anniversary celebration of the Rev. Frank J. Basa, the CD of A Ohio State Chaplain

CD of A selling church replicas
in Fairlawn. The group reported the tremendous respect and admiration that Father Basa was shown for his dedication to his community and state. Donna Polhman spoke about keeping healthy this summer by enjoying all the fresh fruits and vegetables that are available during this season. The group was able to enjoy a Strawberry punch made with fresh garden berries to show the variety of ways

we can prepare the healthy fruits. T h e next meeting will be “Christmas in July” and will be held on Tuesday. A dinner will be served and gifts will be exchanged after the business meeting. Donations will also be accepted for the Tutwiller clinic. A l l women are invited to attend any of the CD of A meetings to learn more about this community non-profit organization.

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

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WSU students on spring dean’s list
A total of 2,804 Ohio students at Wright State University earned dean’s list honors during the spring 2011 quarter, based on their grade point averages. All students must take 12 or more credit hours and must have achieved at least a 3.5 grade point average to be placed on the dean’s list. Delphos Emily Edinger Kaitlin Miller Kylie Miller Kristen Metzger Caitlin Horstman Andy Geier Kelsey Buettner Tiffany Barber Nathan Wurst Cloverdale Melissa Turnwald Fort Jennings Rachel Grothause Joshua Grothause Kara Kaufman Kelly Kehres Matthew Krietemeyer Brittany Piasecki Lynzie Swartz Joshua Calvelage Gomer Erin Schimpf Ottoville Adam Wannemacher Spencerville Rachel Fell Heather Smith Venedocia Brittany Katalenas Middle Point Bethany Kline


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For Week of July 11-17 MONDAY Tri-County Little League Tournament Second round: 5:30 and 7 p.m., Jubilee Park; 6 and 7:45 p.m., Smiley Park-Field 3 Buckeye Boys Pony League Middle Point vs. VW AlspachGearhart, 6 p.m. Middle PointField A Wallace Plumbing VW vs. Willshire, 6 p.m. Willshire Wren vs. Payne, 6 p.m. Payne Community Park TUESDAY Delphos Minor League Tournament Semifinals Mets vs. Orioles, 6 p.m. LL Pirates vs. Tigers, 8 p.m. LL Inner County League Tournament Second round, 6 p.m. ConvoyField 1 Buckeye Boys Pony League Convoy vs. Van Wert Elks, 6 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 3 WEDNESDAY Tri-County Little League Tournament Semifinals, 6 and 7:45 p.m., Delphos LL


Buckeye Boys Pony League - Tournament 8th seed vs. 9th seed, 6 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 3 THURSDAY Inner County League Tournament Semifinals, 6 and 7:45 p.m. Middle Point-Field A Buckeye Boys Pony League - Tournament 1st seed vs. 8/9 winner, 6 p.m. Willshire 4th seed vs. 5th seed, 6 p.m. Wren 2nd seed vs. 7th seed, 6 p.m. Convoy 3rd seed vs. 6th seed, 6 p.m. Ohio City-Fireman’s Field Delphos Minor League Tournament Finals Mets/Orioles winner vs. Pirates/ Tigers winner, TBA LL FRIDAY Buckeye Boys Pony League - Tournament Semifinals 1st-8th/9th seed winner vs. 4/5 winner, 6 p.m. Payne Community Park 2/7 winner vs. 3/6 winner, 6 p.m. Middle Point-Field A

Ohio State vacates 2010 football wins, Sugar Bowl
By RUSTY MILLER and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS — Ohio State’s 2010 Big Ten championship, its 12-1 season, its victories over rival Michigan and in the Sugar Bowl — all gone. Coach Jim Tressel is out and so is star quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Left behind: two years of self-imposed probation. The question now is whether it will be enough to save Ohio State football from more severe penalties in an upcoming trip to see the NCAA committee on infractions. In response to NCAA violations committed by football players who traded autographs and memorabilia for cash and tattoos — and by a coach who covered it up — Ohio State issued its official response on Friday. Athletic director Gene Smith hoped it would appease the NCAA ethics police. The measures taken by the school included vacating all the Buckeyes’ wins from last season, a year in which Ohio State captured a record-tying sixth straight Big Ten title and won an unprecedented seventh straight game over Michigan. “All I know is that this is significant,” Smith said. “A lot of people may not view it that way externally, but this is significant. When you think about all the other athletes who participated in those games, those records will be gone. ... “Might the NCAA do more? I just can’t speculate on that.” Tressel found out in April 2010 that his players were taking improper benefits from a local tattoo-parlor owner. Despite contractual and NCAA obligations to report it, he didn’t tell anyone at the university or the NCAA for more than nine months. And what was just a five-game suspension for five players suddenly blossomed into a major violation that included a coach knowingly playing ineligible players throughout the 2010 season. “Coach Tressel acknowledged that when he received the information, he knew the players could not sell the memorabilia or receive preferential treatment,” Tressel said through his attorney in response to the allegations. “He also understood that the university policy called for him to notify the compliance office regarding possible violations. He has explained his thinking at the time, but offers no excuses here for his decisions.” In a reversal, Ohio State — which earlier said it had asked for Tressel’s resignation on May 30 — said Friday it had now agreed to allow him to call it a retirement. The school also said he did not have to pay a $250,000 fine levied against him for his actions. On top of that, Tressel will receive the last month of his base pay ($54,000), has agreed to cooperate when Ohio State goes before the NCAA infractions committee on Aug. 12, and both he and the university agreed that they wouldn’t sue each other. Just last month Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee vowed that Tressel “will pay the fine.” Tressel’s attorney, Gene Marsh, confirmed to The Associated Press earlier Friday that the former coach, who led the Buckeyes to the 2002 national title, would be on hand in Indianapolis when Ohio State gets its day with the NCAA. Smith said there was no evidence whatsoever that anyone at Ohio State other than Tressel had any knowledge of the players’ violations before January of this year. The response to the NCAA doesn’t mean Ohio State’s woes are over. The governing body for college sports could still impose tougher sanctions, such as a ban on postseason play and a reduction in scholarships. The NCAA is expected to hand down its sanctions six to eight weeks after the August hearing. Even though many Buckeyes fans blame the school’s compliance department for the violations, Smith said it had done its job. He promised adjustments to how athletes are monitored and educated, but said he was not displeased with compliance director Doug Archie or anyone else on his staff. He said compliance would use “a lot of different strategies” to do a better job. In arriving at the selfimposed penalties, faculty athletic representative John Bruno said Ohio State surveyed other cases. “We’ve looked at precedents around the nation for similar types of violations and sanctions that were imposed, either by the (NCAA) or selfimposed,” he said. “These seem to be quite consistent.” The scandal unfolded in two stages. First, OSU officials were told of the memorabilia trading and sales in December and suspended five players for the first five games of 2011 and one player for the opener. They had frequented a tattoo parlor and had sold autographs, signed equipment, championship rings and even a bowl sportsmanship award — all contrary to NCAA


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liver or nightcrawlers. Nighttime fishing for catfish is popular here and is a great opportunity to take advantage of cooler temperatures. Dillon Lake (Muskingum Co.) – The water temperature was 84°F over the weekend; anglers are pulling in the largemouths mostly in the 12- to 14-inch range on spinner baits fished along the bank near the dam. Don’t forget about the bluegill and crappie that can be found as well; try using live bait, like nightcrawlers or minnows, and targeting areas around structure. LAKE ERIE Daily bag limit regulations to remember: Walleye - 6 fish, with a minimum size limit of 15 inches; Yellow perch - 30 fish per angler on all Ohio waters of Lake Erie; Steelhead - 5 fish per angler through Aug. 31, with a minimum size limit of 12 inches; Lake Erie black bass (largemouth and smallmouth) - 5 fish, with a minimum size limit of 14 inches. Western Basin: Walleye fishing remained slow over the past week. The best reports came from West Sister Island, Niagara Reef and W of Gull Island Shoal by trolling with divers and spoons, as well as inline weights with worm harnesses. Fish can also be caught by casting mayfly rigs or drifting with bottom-bouncers and worm harnesses. ... Yellow perch fishing was good over the past week. The best areas have been around the Toledo water intake, “B” can of the Camp Perry firing range, Rattlesnake Island, Starve Island, Ballast Island, Lakeside and E of the Kelleys Island airport using spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom. ... There have been good catches of largemouths reported from the harbors and nearshore areas from Catawba to Marblehead. Smallmouths have been caught around South Bass Island and Middle Bass Island. Central Basin: Walleye fishing has been good near the weather buoy at the N end of the Sandbar, at 72-75 feet N of Cleveland, 71-72’ NW of Fairport Harbor, 62-70’ NE of Geneva and 67-72’ NW of Ashtabula using jet and dipsy divers with purple, blue and silver spoons, as well as worm harnesses. ... Yellow perch fishing has been good off of the condos between Vermilion and Beaver Creek, 41-43’ N of Cleveland, 51-54’ NW of Fairport and 60’ N of Ashtabula, especially using perch-spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom. Shore anglers are catching fish off the East 55th St. Pier in Cleveland and Headlands Beach Pier out at the lighthouse and Fairport Harbor Pier, especially using spreaders with shiners in the mornings. ... Smallmouth bass fishing has been very good in 15 to 25’ around harbor areas in Cleveland, Fairport Harbor, Geneva, Ashtabula and Conneaut on soft-craws, leeches, dark green and red tube jigs, blade baits and crank baits. ... Steelhead trout fishing is beginning to pick up while trolling for walleye off Cleveland; try fishing down 62-72’. ... Anglers are catching catfish and white perch in the Grand River. ... Anglers are catching white bass off the Eastlake CEI breakwall. Look for gulls feeding on schools of shiners at the surface; white bass will be below the shiners. ... According to the nearshore marine forecast, the water temperature is 73 degrees off of Toledo and 68 degrees off of Cleveland. OHIO RIVER Lawrence County - Channel cats and drum are being taken on chicken liver and nightcrawlers fished on the bottom. Flatheads are being taken using cut bait (shad, skipjack and small bluegill). A few hybrid-stripers are being taken on cut bait fished on the bottom tight-line style.

Lewis in lead when play halted at US Women’s Open
By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Around the time Stacy Lewis was getting ready for her second round of the day at the Broadmoor, a brown bear shimmied up a tree, wrapped himself around a big branch and settled in for a snooze. For the players and everyone else at the U.S. Women’s Open, Friday was, indeed, an energy sapper. Lewis made it through 29 holes on the mountain course before Colorado’s typical summer thunderstorms hit. She walked off at 4-under par, with a one-shot lead over I.K. Kim and Ryann O’Toole. Lewis, who won the Kraft Nabisco earlier this year, shot 3-under 68 in the first round, then after a quick stop for lunch, played the first 11 holes of the second round in 1 under. With the black clouds moving in and the wind gusting, she wasn’t all that crestfallen to hear the siren sound. “Part of me is definitely glad we stopped,” she said. “My legs were getting a little heavy there.” There is never anything easy about winning a U.S. Open, and hitting good golf shots for 72 holes across the hilly Broadmoor, elevation 6,700 feet, makes it that much tougher, even under a normal schedule. But this week’s schedule will be anything but normal. Play was suspended Thursday with 131 players still on the course, or still waiting to hit their first shots. That set it up for Lewis and dozens more to play — or at least try to play — 36 on Friday. They finished their first rounds, ate lunch and quickly headed back out to the course. “I walked back out here and the food hadn’t kicked in and I was really dragging,” said O’Toole, a qualifier whose biggest pro check is the $17,500 she cashed at a Futures Tour event earlier this season. “Once it kicked in, I was fine. We played 28 holes today. I can’t really complain. This gives us some rest. It’s not going anywhere.” Indeed, not a single player had finished her second round when the weather hit Friday, meaning the weekend will be a long one and a Monday finish is possible. Nobody will kick that weekend off in better position than Lewis, whose first career major came the hard way — a win at the Nabisco in what was essentially a head-to-head, final-day matchup against the world’s top player, Yani Tseng. Tseng, trying to complete the career Grand Slam this week, struggled early in this one and walked off the course at 3 over, seven shots out of the lead with seven holes to play. She was paired with defending champion Paula Creamer, and a few minutes before weather stopped play, both Creamer and Tseng, playing downwind, drove the ball over the 339-yard, par-4

bylaws which prevent athletes from profiting off their name or fame. Then in January, the university learned that Tressel had known about the violations since April 2010. After backing him for weeks, the university pressured him to resign on Memorial Day. Smith said a continual drumbeat of revelations and allegations all but forced Ohio State to “separate” from Tressel. He said he was stunned when he learned of Tressel’s deception. “In the moment, yes, I felt betrayed. Why not bring that to me?” Smith said. “But I’ve gone on.” Officials said Friday they believed they’d uncovered all possible violations by football players. “You never know, but we’ve done a lot of due diligence,” said John Bruno, faculty athletics representative. “We looked weeks to months to find something else and nothing has come up.” Pryor was among the original group of players who was suspended for the first five games of this year. But he left OSU to try his luck in the NFL soon after Tressel quit. The NCAA added a five-game suspension for yet another player earlier this week. The current Buckeyes almost seem to be expecting more severe penalties. “We’re only promised 12 games,” safety Orhian Johnson said this week. Interim coach Luke Fickell said his players, in the midst of summer conditioning, have accepted many of the changes he has implemented in the program but no one knows how they’ll respond when the sanctions are finalized. “I think they’re buying in but you don’t know,” he said. “Until other adversity and other situations happen, you’ll see what happens.”

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Travis Snider drove in five runs and Rajai Davis knocked in four as the Toronto Blue Jays rebounded a day after a stunning loss to beat the Cleveland Indians 11-7 on Friday night. Jo-Jo Reyes (4-7) pitched 5 2-3 shaky innings for his first win in his last four starts. He gave up three unearned runs, eight hits and two walks without a strikeout as Cleveland left 12 men on base and couldn’t build momentum off its exciting win Thursday night on Travis Hafner’s walkoff grand slam. Davis had a two-run single in the second and singled home a run in the fourth off Mitch Talbot (2-6). Snider’s two-run shot off Talbot in the sixth made it 7-2. He added a two-run double off the fence in center against Vinnie Pestano for an 11-6

Travis Snider’s 5 RBIs help Toronto crush Indians
lead. Cleveland got within 9-6 in the eighth. Asdrubal Cabrera hit the fourth consecutive single off Shawn Camp to make it 9-4. Jason Frasor came on to strike out Hafner on four pitches, dropping the slugger to 0 for 7 lifetime against the reliever. Travis Buck, however, lined a tworun double before Frasor got two outs to leave runners on second and third. The AL Central-leading Indians went 6 for 22 with runners in scoring position. Edwin Encarnacion had four hits for the Blue Jays, who won for the fourth time in 12 games. Talbot gave up 11 hits and eight runs over 5 1-3 innings. He is 0-5 in seven starts since winning in Toronto on May 31. The right-hander has been rocked for 27 runs in his last 24 2-3 innings, a 9.85 ERA. Toronto took a 3-0 lead in the second, loading the bases on two singles around a walk. One run scored on a groundout by Snider. Talbot struck out J.P. Arencibia, then yielded a two-run single to Davis. Cleveland made it 3-2 in the bottom half after third baseman Jose Bautista’s throwing error opened the door. Jack Hannahan had an RBI single, the first of his three hits. Another run scored on a groundout by Michael Brantley, who had four hits. Davis had an RBI single and scored from first on Yunel Escobar’s double to the wall in right in the

second hole. Creamer got up and down for a birdie that put her at 1 under, one of only 10 players in red numbers. Lewis, meanwhile, was among the few figuring out the greens on a course where players have trouble believing what they see; every putt, even the uphill ones, speed away from the Will Rogers Monument on nearby Cheyenne Mountain. “I’m just staying patient, hitting a lot of good shots,” Lewis said. “I’ve made a couple mistakes but I’m playing well. On the greens, I’m seeing the lines really well and my speed has been good all week.” Two shots behind is amateur Amy Anderson, who played six holes early Friday, then left the course, knowing her second round wouldn’t begin until at least Saturday morning. “It’s exciting; hasn’t sunk in,” said Anderson, a secondteam All-American at North Dakota State. “To me, it’s felt like another tournament, just on the tour.”

fourth. In the sixth, Davis reached on a fielder’s choice and stole second. He also stole third and scored when third baseman Hannahan couldn’t handle the throw from catcher Lou Marson for an error. Cleveland got within 8-3 in the sixth when first baseman Adam Lind misplayed a sharp grounder down the line by Hafner, scoring Brantley from second. Octavio Dotel came on with runners on the corners and got out of it with a fine play by shortstop Escobar. Buck, pinch-hitting for Shelley Duncan, poked a ball between third and short. Escobar backhanded it as he skidded to a stop, then made a strong throw to first to end the brief rally. Davis had an RBI double in the eighth for his second four-RBI game this season, one off his career best.

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Delphos Little League contests

The Delphos Little League Association held its annual Home Run Derby and Throwing contests Saturday. In the 9/10-year-old throwing contest, winners are, left to right, Hunter Haehn, third; Eli Lucas, second; and Logan Herron, first.

The Associated Press 2011 Women’s World Cup FIRST ROUND (Top two nations in each group advance) x-advanced to quarterfinals GROUP A GP W D L GF GA Pts x-Germany 3 3 0 0 7 3 9 x-France 3 2 0 1 7 4 6 GROUP B GP W D L GF GA Pts x-England 3 2 1 0 5 2 7 x-Japan 3 2 0 1 6 3 6 GROUP C GP W D L GF GA Pts x-Sweden 3 3 0 0 4 1 9 x-United States 3 2 0 1 6 2 6 GROUP D GP W D L GF GA Pts x-Brazil 3 3 0 0 7 0 9 x-Australia 3 2 0 1 5 4 6 QUARTERFINALS Today’s Games At Leverkusen, Germany England vs. France, Noon At Wolfsburg, Germany Germany vs. Japan, 2:45 p.m. Sunday’s Games At Augsburg, Germany Sweden vs. Australia, 7 a.m. At Dresden, Germany Brazil vs. United States, 11:30 a.m. SEMIFINALS Wednesday’s Games At Moenchengladbach, Germany England-France winner vs. Brazil-United States winner, Noon At Frankfurt (Photos submitted) Germany-Japan winner vs. Sweden-Australia winner, 2:45 p.m. Winners in the 11-12 Throwing category are, left to right, THIRD PLACE Elliot Courtney, third; Collin Will, second; and Brandan Saturday, July 16 At Sinsheim, Germany Herron, first. Semifinal losers, 11:30 a.m. CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday, July 17 At Frankfurt Semifinal winners, 2:45 p.m. ----Major League Soccer


EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T New York 6 3 10 Philadelphia 7 4 6 Columbus 7 5 6 Spor. Kansas City 5 6 6 Houston 4 6 8 D.C. 4 5 7 Chicago 2 4 12 Toronto FC 3 8 9 New England 3 8 7 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Los Angeles 9 2 9 FC Dallas 10 4 4 Seattle 8 4 8 Real Salt Lake 7 3 6 Colorado 5 5 9 Chivas USA 5 7 6 San Jose 5 6 6 Portland 5 8 3 Vancouver 2 9 8

Pts GF 28 34 27 21 27 21 21 22 20 21 19 23 18 19 18 17 16 16 Pts GF 36 25 34 26 32 25 27 21 24 20 21 23 21 22 18 19 14 18

GA 23 16 19 23 22 29 22 34 24 GA 15 17 18 12 22 22 21 28 26

NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ——— Today’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. Vancouver at Colorado, 9 p.m. FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. Philadelphia at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Chicago at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s Game Seattle FC at Portland, 4 p.m. ---Women’s Professional Soccer W L T Pts GF GA Philadelphia 6 2 3 21 23 12 Western New York 6 1 2 20 20 10 magicJack 5 4 0 14 14 17 Sky Blue FC 3 4 3 12 14 14 Boston 3 5 3 12 12 13 Atlanta 1 8 3 6 7 24 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ——— Today’s Games magicJack at Sky Blue FC, 7 p.m. Western New York at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

In the 9-10 Home Run Derby, Curtis Schwinnen, left, finished third, Darius Shurelds second and Logan Herron first.

Top in the 11-12 Home Run Derby are, from left, Devin Cairo, second; Jake Pulford, second; and Brandan Herron, first.

2011 schedule The Associated Press Feb. 12 — x-Budweiser Shootout, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Kurt Busch) Feb. 17 — x-Gatorade Duel 1, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Kurt Busch) Feb. 17 — x-Gatorade Duel 2, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Jeff Burton) Feb. 20 — Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Trevor Bayne) Feb. 27 — Subway Fresh Fit 500, Avondale, Ariz. (Jeff Gordon) March 6 — Kobalt Tools 400, Las Vegas (Carl Edwards) March 20 — Jeff Byrd 500, Bristol, Tenn. (Kyle Busch) March 27 — Auto Club 400, Fontana, Calif. (Kevin Harvick) April 3 — Goody’s Fast Relief 500, Martinsville, Va. (Kevin Harvick) April 9 — Samsung Mobile 500, Fort Worth, Texas (Matt Kenseth) April 17 — Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. (Jimmie Johnson) April 30 — Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400, Richmond, Va. (Kyle Busch) May 7 — Showtime Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. (Regan Smith) May 15 — FedEx 400, Dover, Del. (Matt Kenseth) May 21 — x-Sprint Showdown, Concord, N.C. (David Ragan) May 21 — x-All-Star Challenge, Concord, N.C. (Carl Edwards) May 29 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. (Kevin Harvick) June 5 — STP 400, Kansas City, Kan. (Brad Keselowski) June 12 — Pocono 500, Long Pond, Pa.


(Jeff Gordon) June 19 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (Denny Hamlin) June 26 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. (Kurt Busch) July 2 — Coke Zero 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. (David Ragan) Today’s Race — Quaker State 400, Sparta, Ky. July 17 — Lenox Industrial Tools 301, Loudon, N.H. July 31 — Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Aug. 7 — Pennsylvania 500, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 14 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 21 — Michigan 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 27 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sep. 4 — Labor Day Classic 500, Hampton, Ga. Sep. 10 — One Last Race To Make The Chase 400, Richmond, Va. Sep. 18 — Chicagoland 400, Joliet, Ill. Sep. 25 — Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. Oct. 2 — AAA 400, Dover, Del. Oct. 9 — Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 15 — Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 23 — Talladega 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 30 — TUMS Fast Relief 500, Ridgeway, Va. Nov. 6 — AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 13 — Kobalt Tools 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 20 — Ford 400, Homestead, Fla. x-non-points race

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160 W. Fifth St., Ft. Jennings $139,000-Ft. Jennings SD 4 BR/2BTH ranch located on corner lot. Apx. 1915 sq. ft. living space. 2 car attached garage. Newer roof, triple pane windows. Covered patio. (16) Marti Leopold 419-235-0511


17879 SR 66, Ottoville SD: 3 BR, 2 Bath on 1.8 Acre Lot. 532-3482. NEW!! 1029 N. Franklin, Delphos: Nice 2 BR on corner lot, newer windows and other improvements. $60’s. Lynn: 234-2314. 710 S. Main, Delphos: 4/2 on large lot. Only asking $79K. Lynn: 234-2314. 556 E. Third, Delphos: 3 BR, 2 Bath home with many updates. Big front porch. Lynn. 10287 Country Acres Drive, Kalida: Nice 4 BR, 2 Bath, built in 2000. Priced for a quick sale. Tony: 233-7911. REDUCED! 15631 17-N, Kalida: 3 BR, 2 ½ Bath, Full Fin Bsmt. Finished shop. Almost 3 acres, Fenced yard. New shingles. Tony: 233-7911. 303 W. 5th, Delphos: 3 BR, 1 Bath. Great starter. $55K. Tony: 233-7911. 828 N. Main, Delphos: 4/2 Vinyl Siding, Make offer. Tony: 233-7911. NEW!!! 215 Monroe, Delphos: 3 BR, 1 Bath, Very affordable living. Lynn: 2342314. 409 S. Bredeick, Delphos: 2 BR on nice lot. With fenced yard. Asking $60’s. Lynn: 234-2314. 414 W. 6th, Delphos: 3 BR, Fenced Yard, 2 Car Garage: $60’s. Lynn: 234-2314. Kalida Golf Course: 2 Lots available. Tony.

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Herald –9

Tomorrow’s Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
Sunday, July 10, 2011 Some new friends you make in the next year are likely to infuse a fresh vitality into your social interests. If you’re looking to make a romantic attachment, it’s a good time to get out and mingle. Keep your eyes open, and be available. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -One of your better attributes is being able to manage difficult developments that unnerve others. This talent will make you a star. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- In your own quiet way, you could have a strong influence over someone with whom you are close. You might be the one who is able to steer him or her in a more positive direction. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You could be unusually lucky in having everything go your way, so why not focus your efforts on something new that has caught your fancy lately? If you don’t try, you’ll never know. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Even if this isn’t a workday for you, you might still be able to make some extra money taking an educated gamble on something financial. It’s what you know that’ll make you a winner. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Concern yourself with things that could have a favorable effect on your future, rather than concentrating merely on the immediate. It’s a good time to plan for what you want. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- You could be invited to take part in something new that another has going for him or herself. If you know what’s being offered, you won’t look a gift horse in the mouth. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- A couple of friends whom you’ve been closely involved with lately are grateful for the way you’ve treated them, and may have something very nice in mind for you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- You’re in a very good achievement cycle, so engage yourself in something that can make you a winner. Know that you can attain anything to which you set your mind. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Because conditions are exceptionally favorable for you, you should be able to successfully advance a particularly important personal interest. At least give it a try. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Don’t get upset over some change of plans triggered by shifting conditions that might occur today, because you’ll tend to benefit from them. Ride the tide all the way. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- As long as you don’t split hairs over trivialities, you and all the other parties involved should benefit from some kind of verbal agreement into which you enter. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- If you understand that free rides aren’t being given away and you are prepared to work hard for something you want badly, your potential for getting it is pretty good. Monday, July 11, 2011 You are likely to pick up an interest for several new avocations during the next year. One, or perhaps even two, could generate a second source of income that may be beyond what you ever thought possible. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -This should be a good day for you, because overall conditions look pleasantly favorable whether you are involved in a material matter or in something of a personal nature. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- The new week brings fresh thinking and a solution for something you couldnít figure out how to do last week, and which might now become clear as a bell to you. Act on it immediately. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- A happier and more successful week could be in store for you if you plan something out of the ordinary that doesnít include those who insist on running things. Itíll be fun being your own person. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Although sometimes you prefer to act independently of others, you wonít feel like that right now. Greater benefits can be derived from activities you share with friends or associates. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Your profitable possibilities can be great if you have the good sense to strike while the iron is hot. Donít let matters of financial significance drag on any longer then they have to. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Regardless of where you go and whomever you run into, your popularity is likely to soar. Itís your inner feelings of friendliness that people will be drawn to. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- There is a strong likelihood that chance will play a critical role in your financial affairs. It behooves you to stay on your toes and watch for money-making opportunities. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Some special information to which you become privy could be exceptionally fortunate when put to constructive use. It behooves you to act promptly while these conditions prevail. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Although a matter of significance is likely to be controlled by another, should you be asked to help develop it, youíll have a chance to work your way into sharing in its benefits. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Nothing will make you happier than doing what you can for loved ones in order to fulfill their needs. Youíll do everything possible to make their lives easier. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Although you can tend to be a loner at times, today itíll be some kind of partnership arrangement that will bring you a sense of fulfillment. Team up whenever you can. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Do not underestimate what you do for others, whether it is performing some kind of complicated task or simply doing someone a favor. Your talents and efforts will be greatly appreciated.
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South Sudan now a nation, UN troops on the way
By MAGGIE FICK Associated Press JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudan became the world’s newest nation early today, officially breaking away from Sudan after two civil wars over five decades that cost the lives of millions. In the new country’s capital, Juba, streets pulsed with excitement. Residents danced, banged on jerry cans and chanted the name of the world’s newest president, Salva Kiir. One man kneeled and kissed the ground as a group ran through the streets singing “We will never, never, never surrender.” “Ah, I’m free,” said Daniel Deng, a 27-year-old police officer and former soldier who broke out in a wide grin. The Republic of South Sudan earned independence at 12:01 a.m. today, breaking Africa’s largest country in two. It marked the culmination of a January independence vote, which was guaranteed in a 2005 peace deal that ended the most recent north-south war. After the celebrations die down, residents of South Sudan face an uphill climb. While the new country is oilrich, it is one of the poorest and least-developed places on Earth. Unresolved problems between the south and its former foe to the north could mean new conflict along the new international border, advocates and diplomats warn. today’s early morning celebrations were joyous for the freedom gained but tinged with the memories of family lost. At least 2 million people were killed in Sudan’s last civil war, fought from 19832005. The internationally brokered 2005 peace deal that ended more than two decades of north-south war expires at midnight Friday. That’s when Sudan — which South Sudan is breaking away from — officially recognized the new country. South Sudan is expected to become the 193rd country recognized by the United Nations next week and the 54th U.N. member state in Africa. Later today, world leaders will attend a celebratory ceremony. U.N. SecretaryGeneral Ban Ki-moon already has arrived. Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell also will attend, as will Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, whose country already has recognized South Sudan. The young government faces the huge challenge of reforming its bloated and often predatory army, diversifying its oil-based economy, and deciding how political power will be distributed among the dozens of ethnic and military factions. It must also begin delivering basic needs such as education, health services, water and electricity to its more than 8 million citizens. A draft constitution passed this week lays the groundwork for the president and legislators, who were elected last year, to serve out their five-year terms. The legislature’s few opposition lawmakers are unhappy with the draft, but it now serves as an interim constitution until multiparty elections are held. A $1 billion yearly U.N. peacekeeping mission with a 10,000-member peacekeeping force has monitored implementation of the 2005 peace deal. The mission has drawn criticism for its failure to protect Sudanese civilians caught in violence along the north-south border and in the south, where conflict has killed nearly 2,400 people this year alone. The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously approved a new peacekeeping force for South Sudan, authorizing the deployment of up to 7,000 military personnel and 900 international police, plus an unspecified number of U.N. civilian staff including human rights experts. The Obama administration has devoted considerable time to ensuring the fragile peace deal holds. With the raising of South Sudan’s flag in the world’s newest capital, Juba, the international community may breathe a collective sigh of relief that independence has been reached. Al-Bashir has pledged to accept losing about one-third of his country’s territory, an area that contains valuable oil fields. But relations between the two already are looking bleak, with hostilities raging between northern troops and southern-allied forces in a northern border state, a tense stalemate over another disputed border zone, and a

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

States’ lawmakers consider ‘Caylee’s Law’ Shuttle Atlantis launches for last time
By BRENT KALLESTAD Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Lawmakers outraged over Casey Anthony’s acquittal have responded by proposing so-called Caylee’s laws that would allow prosecutors to bring felony charges against parents who do not quickly report missing children. The new measures were triggered, at least in part, by an online petition that had more than 700,000 signatures Friday. Some questioned whether a new law would do any good because the circumstances of the Anthony case were so rare, but lawmakers in at least a dozen or so states have already floated proposals reacting to the verdict. “Casey Anthony broke new ground in brazenness,” said Florida state Rep. Scott Plakon, who is sponsoring the proposal in his state. “It’s very sad that we even need a law like this, but Casey Anthony just proved that we do as unfortunate as that is.” In June 2008, Anthony’s 2-year-old daughter Caylee was last seen at the Orlando home she shared with her mom and her maternal grandparents. For the next month, Casey Anthony, then 22, left her parents’ house and spent most of her time with friends, shopping and partying, telling her family and others that Caylee was with an imaginary nanny. Anthony’s mother called detectives when Anthony could not produce her child. Anthony told investigators she hadn’t By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press called them because the nanny had kidnapped the child and she had been conducting her own search, two of the numerous lies she told investigators. Anthony was acquitted of murder in Caylee’s death, but convicted of four misdemeanor counts of lying to investigators. She was sentenced to the maximum of four years, but after serving nearly three years in jail awaiting trial, coupled with good behavior credits, she is set to go free next Sunday. Florida’s proposal would make it a felony for a parent or other caregiver to not report a child under the age of 12 missing after 48 hours. It also makes it a felony to not report a child’s death or “location of a child’s corpse” to police within two hours of the death. Had Florida’s measure been in place and Anthony been convicted, she could have faced another 15 years behind bars. Other states are considering similar measures and the online petition at, started by an Oklahoma woman, calls for a federal law. “It’s certainly something that we want to look into, because right now looking at the Maryland state law we’re not seeing anything that would fit the circumstances to the degree that we want to,” said Joseph Cassilly, a prosecutor in Harford County, Md., which is one of the state’s considering a Caylee’s law. But others think it’s unnecessary. “It only applies to people like her and fortunately those are not common everyday occurrences,” said Willie Meggs, who served as a state attorney in Florida for more than three decades. “I don’t think it changes anything.” When Caylee was reported missing, the sheriff’s office launched a massive search, but her remains weren’t discovered until six months later, near the Anthony family home. The bones were in such bad shape, prosecutors said they had difficulty collecting forensic evidence from them, making it harder to present their case to the jury. Anthony’s attorneys argued that Caylee drowned in the family pool. They said Anthony panicked and her father decided to cover up the death by making it look like murder. Anthony’s lies and conduct during the month her child was missing were caused by the sexual abuse she had suffered herself as a child by her father, her attorney said. Anthony’s father vehemently denied the allegations on the witness stand and said he would have done anything to save his granddaughter. In Alabama, a bill would make it a felony for a parent, legal guardian or caretaker to not notify law enforcement authorities within an hour after the death of a child and also require parents to report a missing child within 24 hours. In Kentucky, the proposal would make failing to report a child under 12 who has been missing for 12 hours or more punishable by one to five years in prison. By THOMAS WATKINS and DERRIK LANG Associated Press By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — With a cry from its commander to “light this fire one more time,” the last shuttle thundered into orbit Friday on a cargo run that will close out three decades of both triumph and tragedy for NASA and usher in a period of uncertainty for America’s space program. After some last-minute suspense over the weather and a piece of launch-pad equipment, Atlantis and its four astronauts blasted off practically on schedule at 11:29 a.m., pierced a shroud of clouds and settled flawlessly into orbit in front of a crowd estimated at close to 1 million, the size of the throng that watched Apollo 11 shoot the moon in 1969. It was the 135th shuttle flight since the inaugural mission in 1981. “Let’s light this fire one more time, Mike, and witness this great nation at its best,” Atlantis commander Christopher Ferguson told launch director Mike Leinbach just before liftoff. Atlantis’ crew will dock with the International Space Station on Sunday, deliver a year’s worth of critical supplies to the orbiting outpost, and bring the trash home. The shuttle is scheduled to land back on Earth on July 20 after 12 days in orbit, though the flight is likely to be extended to a 13th day. After Atlantis’ return, it will be lights out for the shuttle program. Thousands of workers will be laid off within days. The spaceship will become a museum piece like the two other surviving shuttles, Discovery and Endeavour. And NASA will leave the business of building and flying rockets to private companies while it turns its attention to sending humans to an asteroid by about 2025 and Mars a decade after that. It will be at least three years — possibly five or more — before astronauts are launched again from U.S. soil. Leinbach said that as Atlantis disappeared in the clouds, he and a friend in the control center put their arms around each other and said: “We’ll never see that again.” Inside the room, “it seemed like we didn’t want to leave,” Leinbach said. “It was like the end of a party, and you just don’t want to go, you just want to hang around a little bit longer and relish our friends and what we’ve accomplished. So it was very special, lots of pats on the back today.” The space shuttle was conceived even as the moon landings were under way, deemed essential for building a permanent space station. NASA brashly promised 50 flights a year — in other words, routine trips into space — and affordable service. Shuttle crews built the International Space Station, repaired several satellites in orbit and, in a feat that captured the public’s imagination, fixed the Hubble Space Telescope’s blurry vision, enabling it to see By LISA LEFF Associated Press

breakdown in negotiations this week over the future of Sudan’s oil industry. While South Sudan is now expected to control of more than 75 percent of what was Sudan’s daily oil production, it has no refineries and southern oil must flow through the north’s pipelines to reach market. Oil has been a major sticking point at the negotiating table, and tensions worsened after the northern army’s seizure of the disputed zone of Abyei in May. Despite calls from the Security Council and others to remove its troops from Abyei after they displaced about 100,000 residents, the Sudanese Armed Forces continue to occupy the Texassized territory. The 1,300-mile (2,100-kilometer) border is disputed in five areas, several of which are being illegally occupied by either northern or southern troops.

Grim shadow cast over debt talks
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama used a bleak jobs report Friday to prod Congress toward a swift agreement on deficits and the national debt. But the higher unemployment numbers hardened partisan views that a weak economy can’t tolerate added taxes or cuts in spending, both key to the grand deal Obama seeks. White House, congressional negotiators and their aides worked to bridge differences over how to reduce long term deficits by as much as $4 trillion over 10 years. Obama plans to call the eight top leaders of Congress to the White House on Sunday to assess progress. Summing up the difficulties facing them, House Speaker John Boehner likened the task to a notoriously confounding puzzle. “This is a Rubik’s Cube that we haven’t quite worked out yet,” he said. A budget agreement is central to increasing the nation’s borrowing limit, currently capped at $14.3 trillion, to avoid a potentially catastrophic government default after Aug. 2. That looming deadline and a new unemployment rate of 9.2 percent heightened the pressure for a deal, uniting the two most high-profile challenges now facing Obama’s presidency. Obama called on Congress to move quickly to raise the debt ceiling. He said uncertainty over a potential default has hindered hiring in the private sector. “The sooner we get this done, the sooner that the markets know that the debt limit

ceiling will have been raised and that we have a serious plan to deal with our debt and deficit, the sooner that we give our businesses the certainty they will need in order to make additional investments to grow and hire,” Obama said from the Rose Garden in the morning. Obama made his case privately Friday to House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi during a half-hour meeting at the White House. And in Congress, Boehner, R-Ohio, embraced the desire to act with speed, even though some members of his party questioned the urgency. “While some think that, you know, we can go past August the 2nd, I frankly think it puts us in an awful lot of jeopardy and puts our economy in jeopardy, risking even more jobs,” Boehner said. “So I believe it’s important that we come to an agreement, but it has to be an agreement that really does fundamentally change our spending and our debt situation.” Both parties as well as private economists agree that if Washington does not raise the debt ceiling by early August, the economy will be deeply shaken and perhaps slip back into recession. Obama’s contention that hiring is already freezing up because of the uncertainty, though, is a harder case to make. There is scant evidence that the markets are acting nervously. The yields on Treasury bonds, which should go up if investors get nervous about a default, are close to historic lows. But it is possible that anxiety is affecting investment behavior in ways difficult to pin down.

William, Kate land in Los Angeles Easier way paid for gay couples
LOS ANGELES — Bathed in sunshine and under clear blue skies, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived Friday in Southern California’s vacation playground. But within minutes of touching down, they were whisked off to work. The royal couple had tacked on a quick visit to Los Angeles following a nine-day tour of Canada, their first foreign trip since marrying in April. Aside from a game of polo in the seaside city of Santa Barbara, much of the couple’s three-day visit will focus on business and not pleasure. Instead of trips to the Hollywood sign or Malibu’s beaches, their itinerary includes some hefty fundraising for good causes, promoting U.S. investment in Britain and charitable work. The newlyweds landed shortly before 4 p.m. in a Canadian military jet. The former Kate Middleton, who left Canada in a red satin and wool scarlet coat-dress by Catherine Walker, changed aboard the flight and emerged wearing a light-gray, kneelength dress with asymmetric draping at the shoulder. William wore a navy blue suit with a purple tie. Their arrival was a lowerkey affair compared to the largely rapturous welcomes they received as they crisscrossed Canada. A small group of officials including California Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife Anne Gust, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Britain’s ambassador the U.S., Sir Nigel Sheinwald, greeted the couple at the airport. They climbed into a black Range Rover and headed for their first event, a technology summit in Beverly Hills aimed at promoting U.S. investment in British tech firms. Zoomed along by a California Highway Patrol motorcade, the duke and duchess avoided rush-hour traffic on the 12-mile route by staying off the ever-clogged west Los Angeles freeways. The summit was set up to generate support for Tech City, London’s answer to Silicon Valley. The area around the trendy Old Street part of east London is quickly becoming a hub for technology and software firms. Before their arrival at the expo, former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Chelsea Kane, “Body of Proof” actress Dana Delaney, “Rush Hour” director Brett Ratner, Dallas Mavericks tycoon Mark Cuban and “Bridesmaids” director Paul Fieg chatted during a panel about social media. A small crowd of royal watchers gathered outside the hotel as the couple arrived, though the duke and duchess did not stop to speak with them. Attendees stood and clapped as they entered the ballroom and sat on stage alongside other panelists. Neither spoke during the discussion, though Kate smiled when the panelists mentioned that attendees were welcome to visit Tech City. At the end of the panel, the moderator asked if anyone wanted to talk. Kate nudged William, who shrugged off the opportunity. SAN FRANCISCO — Federal officials no longer plan to contest joint bankruptcy pleadings brought by legally married same-sex couples, a Department of Justice spokeswoman said Friday. The Obama administration’s recent position is that the federal law forbidding government recognition of samesex unions is unconstitutional. Justice Department spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler said government lawyers decided this week that letting gay and lesbian couples jointly petition for bankruptcy protection is consistent with that stance. “The Department of Justice has informed bankruptcy courts that it will no longer seek dismissal of bankruptcy petitions filed jointly by same-sex debtors who are married under state

deeper into the cosmos than ever before. But the program suffered two tragic accidents that killed 14 astronauts and destroyed two shuttles, Challenger in 1986 and Columbia in 2003. NASA never managed more than nine flights in a single year. And the total tab was $196 billion, or $1.45 billion a flight. This day of reckoning has been coming since 2004, a year after the Columbia tragedy, when President George W. Bush announced the retirement of the shuttle and put NASA on a course back to the moon. President Barack Obama canceled the moon project in favor of trips to an asteroid and Mars. But NASA has yet to work out the details of how it intends to get there, and has not even settled on a spacecraft design. The lull that the end of the shuttle program will bring is unsettling to many spacewatchers. The space shuttle demonstrates America’s leadership in space, and “for us to abandon that in favor of nothing is a mistake of strategic proportions,” lamented former NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, who led the agency from 2005 to 2008. In a pep talk Friday to his launch control team, the current NASA chief, former shuttle commander Charles Bolden, said: “We know what we’re doing. We know how to get there. We’ve just got to convince everybody else that we know what we’re doing.”

law,” Schmaler said. The shift stems from a case involving two California men who got married when it was briefly legal in 2008 before the state’s voters passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages. A U.S. bankruptcy trustee initially fought Gene Balas and Carlos Morales’ shared Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan on the grounds that the federal Defense of Marriage Act prohibited it. But 20 of the 24 bankruptcy judges in Los Angeles took the unusual step of disagreeing and ruled last month that the act violated the couple’s civil rights. Trustee Peter Anderson subsequently appealed, maintaining President Barack Obama had ordered government lawyers to defend the ban “unless and until” Congress repeals the act or there is a final judicial ruling striking it down.

Answers to Friday’s questions: Nearly 1,500 people visit the ER each year due to playing the dangerous sport of ping pong. Most injuries are from players running into one of the sharp corners of the table while diving for return shots. If you want to decrease your risk of having a heart attack, sleep through Monday. A third of heart attacks occur on Monday. Today’s questions: What is the longest-running radio program in history? In what year did the first hotel offer free soap in every room? Answers in Monday’s Herald. Today’s words: Fuliginous: sooty Uakari: a kind of short-tailed monkey