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State/Local 3
Politics 4
Community 5
Sports 6-7
Farm 7
Classifieds 8
Television 9
World briefs 10
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Class of ’76
plans reunion
St. John’s High
School class of 1976
has planned its 35th
reunion for Aug. 6 at the
Delphos Eagles Lodge.
Classmates who have
not mailed a response
and still plan to attend,
RSVP by July 22, by call-
ing Karen Youngpeter at
419-695-6343 or Vickey
Fischer at 419-692-2184.
Board seeks
new members
Occasionally the
Mental Health and
Recovery Services Board
has openings for volunteer
board members. Board
members must be resi-
dents of Allen, Auglaize
or Hardin Counties, be
at least 18 years of age
and have a desire to make
a difference in the lives
of people with mental
illness or addiction.
To be considered for
appointment to the Board,
send a resume` to:
Board Member
Mental Health and
Recovery Services Board
1541 Allentown Road
Lima, Ohio 45805
Or send a resume
to mike@mhrsb.org
Middle Point
Lions Benefit
Auction set
The Middle Point Lions
Club is preparing for its
annual Benefit Auction
and Ice Cream Social.
The event will
be held July 29 at
the Middle Point
Community Building.
The auction will start
at 6 p.m. and food will be
served starting at 5 p.m.
The items to be auc-
tioned are new and used
and have been donated
from the community
and area merchants.
Sandwiches, pie, ice
cream and cold drinks
will be available
Proceeds from the
event will be used to sup-
port the many community
activities of the club.
Partly cloudy
with high in
mid 80s on
Friday. See
page 2.
Church to
hold dinner
Those with tickets for the
St. Peter Lutheran Church
grilled pork loin dinner on
Sunday are reminded to
pick up their carry-out-only
meals from 11a.m.-1p.m.
Proceeds ben-
efit the church.
Delphos Area Car
Club Show and Summer
Car Care Tab.
Entertainment set for Canal Days 2011
Canal Days Committee has
announced the entertain-
ment and a new event for
the upcoming festival Sept.
15-18 in downtown Delphos.
Locals Deuces Wild &
the Rednecks will perform
from 8 p.m. to midnight
Friday of the event.
The band plays every-
thing from country to
rock to alternative;
from Merle Haggard to
Collective Soul — a little
something for everyone.
Butch Prine Sr., Greg
Rhoem, Adam Wisher,
Butch Prine Jr. and new-
comer Melissa Pruitt
round out the group.
Exploit of Lima will
perform 8 p.m. to mid-
night on Saturday. All four
members, Bob Schroeder,
Mark “Slappa” Utz, Ed
Burwell and Frank “Elwood”
play more
than one
and are genu-
inely fun to
watch. They
cover every-
thing from
country, rock,
and more.
Kids return
to close out
Canal Days
from 3-6
p.m. Sunday.
Kids is a band with solid
experience that plays
rock, country, blues, and
just make-you-feel-good
music. Members are Tad
“Todd” Wade, Bob “Ringo”
Stippich and Bill “Pea
Knuckle” McDonald.
The hot new trend in this
area for women is Purse
Bingo. The Canal Days
Committee will host this
new-to-the-festival event
from 3-5 p.m. on Sept.
17 in the Social Tent.
Everyone will get 20
chances to win designer
purses during the two
hour bingo with tickets
$20 each for 20 games.
The designer purses will
range from $50 to $400.
The last game will be a
coverall for the “best of
the best” designer purses.
This is a “ladies afternoon
out” and drinks will be avail-
able with a purchase of drink
tickets under the social tent.
Purchase Purse
Bingo tickets at the
Delphos Area Chamber
of Commerce office.
The pig races return on
Saturday of Canal Days after
the Purse Bingo at 6 p.m.
Kicking off the festival
is the Canal Days Queen
Pageant at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in
the Jefferson Middle School
Auditorium. Fifteen local
high school girls will vie for
the crown.
Miller will
with Canal
Days Chair
Tony Wehri
To raise
funds, the
will hold a
Dinner from
3-6 p.m.
Aug. 6 at
Post 268
on State Street. Tickets
are $5 and available at
the chamber office.
The Canal Days 5th
annual “Toast to the City” is
scheduled for Sept. 15. The
open-to-the-public event has
a “Grecian Nights” theme.
Phil Austin of Maverick
Media will host the evening.
Mayor Michael Gallmeier
and 2011 Canal Days
Chairman Tony Wehri will
present the official Toast to
the City beginning at 6 p.m.
The guest speakers for the
Greek-themed evening will
be members of the Pimpas
family. They will share inter-
esting family history about
their Greek heritage and how
they settled in Delphos.
Entertainment will be
music from On the Beach
Band from Toledo.
This classic band plays
gigs across the United States,
performing family-friendly,
adult alternative music.
A variety of local cui-
sine, wine and specialty
beer will be included in
the price of the ticket.
Registration begins at
5 p.m. and the program
starts at 6 p.m. sharp.
Cost for the event is $25
per person or $200 for a
table of 8 and reservations
can be made by contacting
the Delphos Chamber of
Commerce before Sept. 1.
Deuces Wild & The Rednecks
Somebody’s Kids
Stacy Taff photo
Patrons make use of the computers and internet access Wednesday afternoon at the
Delphos Public Library.
Library board working to furnish
new building — The First Edition
D E L P H O S — T h e
Delphos Public Library
Board of Trustees met in
regular session Wednesday
afternoon to discuss items
left on the to-do list for the
First Street building — The
First Edition.
With renovations com-
plete, the board is focus-
ing more on furnishing the
building for use.
“We have the furniture,
the tables were just deliv-
ered. Currently there is no
cable, telephone or internet
access over there, but as of
now there isn’t really a need
or demand for it,” Director
Nancy Mericle said. “That’s
something we’ll have to
address farther down the
The board agreed to allow
Mericle to place an inquiry
with the Library’s telephone
provider as to the cost of
putting a phone line in.
“We’ve talked more about
putting a refrigerator in and
I’ve gotten some quotes
from the area,” Mericle
said. “If we can afford to do
so, we’d like to stay local
with everything.”
The board voted to pur-
chase a refrigerator from
Westrich Furniture and
Appliance for $399 and
decided to hold off on a
decision about window cov-
erings for the building until
more quotes are obtained.
“We talked some about
putting a sign out front that
says ‘The First Edition,’”
Mericle said. “We’ve drawn
up several examples of
where we could go with
it and most seem to like
the image of an open book
with the name on the pages.
I talked to (Safety Service
Director) Greg Berquist and
he said we will have to have
an architect approve the
sign, just so the city can be
sure the sign won’t blow off
and into someone’s yard or
someone’s car.”
The board agreed to
wait on a decision for the
sign and in the meantime,
to allow Mericle to consult
with a graphic designer.
The meeting was con-
cluded with an executive
session and no further busi-
Delphos Public Library
Army suspends use of new
square-shaped parachute
after Elida soldier’s death
The Associated Press
Army is suspending use of
its first new parachute since
the 1950s after a paratrooper
was killed while jumping
with the updated model,
which features a square-
shaped canopy resembling a
huge fitted bedsheet.
The T-11 parachute has
been gradually replacing
an older, mushroom-shaped
design that has remained
largely unchanged for more
than five decades. The new
parachute is supposed to
be safer and more reliable
because it has a larger cano-
py to slow a soldier’s rate of
descent and reduce injuries
from hard landings.
The suspensi on
announced Friday came
about two weeks after Staff
Sgt. Jamal Clay, 25, of Elida
died at Fort Bragg follow-
ing an apparent parachute
malfunction during a routine
training jump from 800 feet,
a typical altitude simulating
combat conditions.
After Clay’s death, inves-
tigators identified problems
with the packing process for
the parachutes that resulted
in tangled loops, twists in
the top of the canopy and
improper folds that could
hamper the chute’s opera-
“The observations are
significant and pervasive
enough to indicate potential
systemic shortfalls,” accord-
ing to the Army order sus-
pending use of the T-11.
Army spokesman
William Layer said the sus-
pension was standard pro-
cedure until the military
can investigate.
The investigation is being
done at the Army Safety
Center at Fort Rucker, Ala.
A spokesman at the facility
did not respond to a call for
comment Wednesday.
Last month, before Clay’s
jump, a separate Army order
required additional testing
for the T-11 parachutes.
Officials at the military’s
Pathfinder School at Fort
Benning, Ga., questioned
the accuracy of Air Force
calculations regarding the
effect of wind drift on the
Despite Clay’s death, one
manufacturer of the para-
chutes is confident they will
prove safer and more effec-
tive for soldiers than the old
T-10 model.
“In terms of the per-
formance of the parachute
itself, I’ve heard of no
issues up until this point,”
Gregory Kraak, director of
war fighter equipment for
individual protection sys-
tems for Phoenix-based
BAE Systems, one of three
manufacturers supplying the
Army with the new para-
chutes. “The data’s pretty
With the old parachutes,
“You’re coming down faster.
You’re carrying less weight.
You land fairly hard, and
your injury rate is higher,”
said Kraak, a retired para-
trooper who made dozens
of jumps using the old T-10
The improved safety that
comes from softer landings
even outweighed concerns
that, with a slower descent,
paratroopers in combat
could be exposed to ground
fire for longer periods of
time, Kraak said.
A spokeswoman for
Airborne Systems North
America, one of the other
parachute manufacturers,
referred questions to the
Army. The third company,
Raven Aerostar, did not
respond to requests for com-
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At 11:47 p.m. on Monday,
Delphos police were called to
the 500 block of South Main
Street in reference to a theft
Upon officers’ arrival,
they spoke with the victim
who stated he had placed his
belongings outside of the resi-
dence and when he returned
later, someone had taken some
of the items.
By The Associated Press
Today is Thursday, July
14, the 195th day of 2011.
There are 170 days left in the
Today’s Highlight in
On July 14, 1911, Harry N.
Atwood became the first pilot
to land an airplane (a Wright
Model B biplane) on the
grounds of the White House
after flying in from Boston;
he was greeted by President
William Howard Taft.
On this date:
In 1789, during the French
Revolution, citizens of Paris
stormed the Bastille prison
and released the seven prison-
ers inside.
In 1853, Commodore
Matthew Perry relayed to
Japanese officials a letter from
President Millard Fillmore,
requesting trade relations.
(Fillmore’s term of office had
already expired by the time
the letter was delivered.)
In 1881, outlaw William
H. Bonney Jr., alias “Billy
the Kid,” was shot and killed
by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort
Sumner, N.M.
In 1913, Gerald Rudolph
Ford Jr., the 38th president
of the United States, was
born Leslie Lynch King Jr. in
Omaha, Neb.
In 1933, all German politi-
cal parties, except the Nazi
Party, were outlawed.
In 1966, eight student nurs-
es were murdered by Richard
Speck in a Chicago dormi-
The Associated Press
Men,” the sharply observed
drama of a changing 1960s
America, captured 19 Emmy
nominations today to lead the
series pack, with the melo-
dramatic miniseries “Mildred
Pierce” starring Kate Winslet
grabbing a top 21 bids.
“Mad Men” has a chance to
repeat for a fourth consecutive
year as best drama. “Modern
Family,” last year’s top com-
edy series, was the most-nomi-
nated sitcom with 17 bids.
Other leading nominees
include the Prohibition-era
drama “Boardwalk Empire”
with 18 nominations,
“Saturday Night Live” with 16
and 13 bids each for the sex-
and-swords fantasy “Game of
Thrones” and the sitcom “30
“OK, keep it together,” a
surprised nominations co-
announcer Melissa McCarthy
said when she realized she
was a nominee for her sitcom
“Mike & Molly.”
The controversial minise-
ries “The Kennedys,” which
was dropped by the History
channel and given a second
chance by the lesser-known
ReelzChannel, received 10
nominations, including best
miniseries and acting bids for
Greg Kinnear as President
John F. Kennedy, Barry Pepper
as Robert Kennedy and Tom
Wilkinson as family patriarch
Joe Kennedy.
Familiar faces have a chance
to claim — or reclaim —
Emmys, including last year’s
lead comedy actress winner
Edie Falco of “Nurse Jackie”
and Jim Parsons, best actor for
a comedy for “The Big Bang
Theory.” Both were nominated
this year.
Jon Hamm received his
fourth lead acting bid for “Mad
Men,” and this time the com-
petitor who denied him the
award three times before isn’t
in the category. Bryan Cranston
and Hamm’s new competi-
tion includes Steve Buscemi,
who received a Golden Globe
for his performance as an
Atlantic City political boss in
“Boardwalk Empire.”
Steve Carell earned a best
comedy actor nomination
for his final season of “The
Office,” his last chance to win
an Emmy statuette for his role
as TV’s most clueless boss.
Matt LeBlanc, best known
for his role as Joey in “Friends,”
received a lead comedy actor
bid for playing a screen version
of himself in the satiric show
business series “Episodes.”
And proving that the Betty
White phenomenon still has
legs: The 89-year-old won-
der nabbed a best supporting
actress bid for the sitcom “Hot
in Clevand.” If she wins, it
would be her eighth Emmy.
There were fresh faces as
well, including best drama
actress nominee Mireille Enos
of “The Killing” and best
drama actor Timothy Olyphant
of “Justified.”
Ed O’Neill, who was
snubbed last year for “Modern
Family,” this year received a
supporting actor bid for his role
as patriarch in the comedy.
Two Oscar winners, Winslet
and Melissa Leo, have a chance
to score an Emmy for “Mildred
Pierce.” Leo, who also appears
in the New Orleans drama
“Treme,” received a support-
ing actress bid for the mini-
Emmy voters have a chance
to flaunt their risk-taking side
with “Game of Thrones,”
given the usual resistance to
rewarding genre shows such as
fantasy or science fiction.
The series based on the
George R.R. Martin novels
scored a best drama nod but
only a single acting bid, for
Peter Dinklage in a support-
ing role.
Other best drama con-
tenders besides “Game” and
“Mad Men” are “Boardwalk
Empire,” “Dexter,” “Friday
Night Lights” and “The Good
“Modern Family” is com-
peting with “The Big Bang
Theory,” “Glee,” “The Office,”
“Parks and Recreation” and
“30 Rock” for the best comedy
The nominations, which
were announced by McCarthy
and Joshua Jackson of “Fringe”
at the Academy of Television
Arts & Sciences,” sets up a
clash in a new category that
combines the previously sepa-
rate movies and miniseries.
The contenders besides
“Mildred Pierce” and “The
Kennedys” are “Cinema
Verite,” “Downton Abbey,”
“The Pillars of the Earth”
and “Too Big to Fail,” about
the 2008 U.S. fiscal cri-
sis. Snubbed in the category
was the new incarnation of
“Upstairs Downstairs,” which
found its turf poached by the
other British class drama,
“Downtown Abbey.”
A man charged with stalking
Halle Berry pleaded not guilty
Wednesday and was ordered
to stay 500 yards away from
the Oscar-winning actress if
he is released from jail.
Richard A. Franco, 27,
did not speak during a brief
arraignment hearing that
occurred hours after he was
charged with stalking.
Deputy Public Defender
Ken Star, entered the plea on
his behalf and did not oppose
the court order protecting
Berry that was issued by
Superior Court Judge Upinder
S. Kalra.
The actress did not attend
the hearing, but has come
face-to-face at least twice
since Saturday, when he
first breached security at her
Hollywood Hills home.
A prosecutor and Star said
Berry identified Franco after
his arrest Monday night.
Star read from a police
report that stated Berry
“appeared very shaken and
showed signs of stress” when
police asked her to identify
Franco, but he conceded his
client admitted to being at her
“She’s in extreme fear
of this defendant,” Deputy
District Attorney Wendy
Segall said during the arraign-
Berry obtained a civil
restraining order requiring
Franco to stay 100 yards away
from her and her 3-year-old
daughter on Tuesday. She
wrote that Franco almost fol-
lowed her into her kitchen
on Sunday afternoon. She
said she was able to lock the
door and call police before he
entered her house.
Kalra’s order will expire in
three years or once the case
against Franco has concluded.
Franco will return to court
on July 27 for a preliminary
hearing where some of the
evidence against him will be
presented. He faces up to three
years in prison if convicted.
He remains jailed with bail set
at $150,000.
Three individuals were
arraigned Wednesday morn-
ing before Judge Charles D.
Steele in Van Wert County
Common Pleas Court. The
three had been indicted by the
Van Wert County Grand Jury
which met last Friday.
Tyler J. Torrey, 18,
Convoy, entered a not guilty
plea to a charge of sexual
misconduct with a minor, a
felony of the fourth degree.
Torrey was released on a
$5,000 unsecured personal
surety bond with conditions
that he have no contact with
the alleged victim.
A pretrial hearing has been
scheduled for 8 a.m. July 20.
Steven G. Ramsey, 25,
Butler, Pa., entered a not guilty
plea to a four count indictment
charging him with forgery, fel-
onies of the fifth degree.
Ramsey had been arrested
by the Van Wert City Police
for passing counterfeit twenty
dollar bills at a recent event
held at the Van Wert County
Ramsey was ordered held
on a $20,000 cash bond along
with a $5,000 unsecured per-
sonal surety bond.
A pretrial hearing has been
scheduled for 8 a.m. July 20.
Bradley W. Sheets, 29,
Convoy, entered a not guilty
plea to an indictment charg-
ing him with three counts of
breaking and entering, felo-
nies of the fifth degree; one
count of theft, a felony of the
fifth degree; and two counts
of theft, misdemeanors of the
first degree.
A Van Wert County
Sheriff’s Department inves-
tigation revealed that Sheets
allegedly was breaking into
a local nursery business and
had stolen other items from
Assistant Prosecutor
Martin D. Burchfield asked
for a cash bond. Judge Steele
set bond at $20,000 cash with
a ten percent privilege along
with a $5,000 unsecured per-
sonal surety bond.
Victoria R. Roberts, 31,
Middle Point, was sentenced
to three years of community
control and made to spend
sixty days in the Van Wert
County Jail on a charge of
Roberts had been indicted
in April of this year after
making false statements
under oath in a case which
her husband Thomas Roberts
was involved in.
Judge Steele ordered that
Roberts also spend an addi-
tional thirty days in jail at a
time to be determined by her
supervision officer.
Judge Steele also gave
Roberts a one year basic
prison term but deferred
the imposition of the prison
term pending her successful
completion of the community
control program.
Erik R. Byer, 26, Van
Wert, Ohio was placed on
one year of community con-
trol on a charge of attempted
providing false information
to purchase a firearm.
According to a Van Wert
County Sheriff’s Department
investigation, Byer provid-
ed false information in an
attempt to purchase a fire-
arm. At the time, Byer was
prevented from purchasing
a firearm because of a past
criminal record.
Byer was ordered to pay
all costs associated with his
case, spend up to thirty days
in jail at a time to be deter-
mined by his supervision
officer, and not possess any
firearms or ammunition.
Judge Steele gave Byer a
180-day jail sentence and a
$1,000 fine but deferred the
imposition of the jail sen-
tence and fine pending the
successful completion of the
community control program.
Teresa M. Wood, 39, Van
Wert, was placed on one year
of community control on a
charge of receiving stolen
property, a misdemeanor of
the first degree.
Wood had made restitu-
tion for the property in ques-
tion prior to her hearing.
Wood was ordered to pay
all costs associated with her
case and to spend a thirty day
jail sentence at a time to be
determined by the supervi-
sion officer.
Judge Steele also gave
Wood a 180-day jail sentence
and a $1,000 fine but deferred
imposition of the sentence
pending her successful com-
pletion of the community
control program.
Jason A. Lamb, 29, Van
Wert, was placed on three
years of community control
on two counts of trafficking
in drugs, both counts felonies
of the fourth degree.
Lamb’s attorney told the
court that Lamb had recently
completed a drug rehabilita-
tion program and is heavily
involved in follow counseling
for a severe drug problem.
Lamb also addressed the
court telling Judge Steele that
he was ready to get his life
on the right track and that he
was tired of his life revolving
around the use of drugs.
Lamb was ordered to
spend 180 days on electronic
monitored house arrest, serve
an additional 30 days in the
Van Wert County Jail at a
time to be determined by his
supervision officer, complete
a substance abuse assessment
and complete any recommend
programs. Lamb’s driving
privileges were suspended
for six months, and he was
ordered to pay all costs asso-
ciated with his case.
Judge Steele also gave
Lamb two 12-month prison
terms to be served consecu-
tively but deferred the impo-
sition of the prison sentence
pending the successful com-
pletion of the community
control program.
Associated Press
TONIGHT: Mostly clear.
Lows in the lower 60s. East
winds 5 to 10 mph.
FRIDAY: Partly cloudy.
Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast
winds 5 to 10 mph
cloudy with a 30 percent
chance of showers and thun-
derstorms. Lows in the mid
sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.
South winds 5 to 10 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly clear.
Lows in the lower 70s. Highs
in the upper 80s to mid 90s.
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At 4:06 a.m. on Tuesday
while on routine patrol in the
200 block of East 13th Street,
Delphos police observed a
subject at a business in that
area. When the subject saw
officers approaching, they ran
from that area.
The subject could not be
located. Upon checking the
business, officers located
items the subject was using
to take product stored at the
Detectives were called to
the scene to recover evidence
and process the scene.
At 9:21 p.m. on Monday,
Delphos police were called to
the 600 block of West First
Street in reference to a theft
Upon officers, arrival, the
victim stated a subject known
to them was at the residence
and the victim believes the
subject took some items from
the residence when they left.
At 4:56 p.m. on Monday,
Delphos police were called
to the 900 block of Hudson
Street in reference to a theft
Upon officers’ arrival, the
victim stated someone had
gained entry into the victim’s
vehicle and had taken items
from inside.
At 6:12 p.m. on Wednesday,
police were contacted by a
subject who stated that while
her vehicle was parked in
the 600 block of East Third
Street, someone gained entry
into her vehicle and had taken
personal items from inside.
Items taken from
outside home
‘Mad Men,’ ‘Mildred
Pierce’ get top Emmy nods
Man pleads not
guilty to stalking
Halle Berry
Corn: $7.33
Wheat: $7.00
Beans: $13.93
High temperature
Wednesday in Delphos was
81 degrees, low was 66. High
a year ago today was 87, low
was 64. Record high for today
is 106, set in 1936. Record
low is 44, set in 1967.
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working theft
Items missing
from home
Residents report
items taken
from vehicles
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Lynn cancels
Ohio appearance
ailing Loretta Lynn has can-
celed a weekend appearance
at an Ohio music festival.
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Jamboree in the Hills says
the 76-year-old country music
legend won’t be taking the
stage on Sunday because she
was recently hospitalized for
serious dehydration. A state-
ment posted Wednesday says
the singer was treated follow-
ing a period of extreme heat in
Tennessee, where she lives.
Lynn is quoted saying
she’s sad to have to cancel
any shows and that she was
looking forward to seeing her
Miranda Lambert, Tim
McGraw and Toby Keith are
among the other country music
stars scheduled to appear at
the four-day Jamboree, open-
ing today in Belmont in east-
ern Ohio.
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E - The Environmental

Dear EarthTalk: Why
don’t we reprocess and
re-use our nuclear waste
like France does? Would
it be possible for us to start
doing so?
— Albert Jukowsky,
Silver Spring, MD

Reprocessing nuclear
waste to extract more energy
from it, while expensive and
controversial, is indeed to this
day still practiced in France,
the UK, Russia, India and
Japan—but not in the United
States, where it was invented.
The process involves break-
ing down spent nuclear fuel
chemically and recovering
fissionable material for use
in new fuels. Proponents tout
the benefit of reducing the
amount of nuclear waste,
resulting in less highly radio-
active material that needs to
be stored safely.
Nuclear reprocessing was
first developed in the U.S.
as part of the World War
II-era Manhattan Project to
create the first atomic bomb.
After the war, the embryonic
nuclear power industry began
work to reprocess its waste
on a large scale to extend
the useful life of uranium, a
scarce resource at the time.
But commercial reprocessing
attempts faltered due to tech-
nical, economic and regula-
tory problems. Anti-nuclear
sentiment and the fear of
nuclear proliferation in the
1970s led President Jimmy
Carter to terminate federal
support for further develop-
ment of commercial repro-
cessing. The military did
continue to reprocess nuclear
waste for defense purposes,
though, until the collapse of
the Soviet Union and the end
of the Cold War made con-
tinuous ramping up of our
nuclear arsenal unnecessary.
More recently, George
W. Bush pushed a plan,
the Global Nuclear Energy
Project (GNEP), to promote
the use of nuclear power and
subsidize the development of
a new generation of “pro-
liferation-resistant” nuclear
reprocessing technologies
that could be rolled out to
the commercial nuclear ener-
gy sector. Federal scientists
came up with promising spins
on reprocessing nuclear fuel
while minimizing the result-
ing waste. But in June of
2009 the Obama administra-
tion cancelled GNEP, citing
cost concerns.
Proponents of nuclear
power — and of reprocess-
ing in particular — were far
from pleased with GNEP’s
axing, especially in light of
Obama’s earlier decision to
close Yucca Mountain as the
U.S.’s future nuclear waste
repository. “GNEP may have
gone away, but the need to
recycle spent fuel in this
country is more important
than ever because of the gov-
ernment’s stupid decision to
close Yucca Mountain,” said
Danny Black of the Southern
Carolina Alliance, a regional
economic development group,
on the Ecopolitology blog.
“Without Yucca Mountain,
the pressure is on the industry
to do more with recycling.”
But a 2007 report by the
nonprofit Institute for Energy
and Environmental Research
(IEER) would seem to jus-
tify Obama’s decision. IEER
found that nuclear reprocess-
ing would actually increase
our volume of nuclear waste
six fold. IEER also reported
that France, which runs the
world’s most efficient repro-
cessing operation, spends
about two cents per kilowatt
hour more for electricity gen-
erated from reprocessed nucle-
ar fuel compared to that gen-
erated from fresh fuel. IEEE
further reports that the costs
to build the breeder plants
needed to convert spent nukes
into usable fuel would “create
intolerable costs and risks.”
For now, U.S. nuclear
plants will continue to store
waste on site, with spent rods
cooled in pools of water for
upwards of a year and then
moved into thick steel and
concrete caskets. While pro-
liferation and terrorism have
long been risks associated
with hosting nuclear plants on
American soil, recent events
in Japan underscores that even
Mother Nature poses a threat.
As such, advocates of repro-
cessing probably stand little
chance of reviving plans in a
political climate now so hos-
tile to nuclear development.
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Reprocessing nuclear waste — practiced in France and
several other countries but not in the U.S. where it was
invented — involves breaking down spent nuclear fuel
to recover material for use in new fuels. Proponents say
it reduces the amount of nuclear waste, resulting in less
highly radioactive material that needs to be stored safely.
Pictured: France’s Cattenom nuclear power station.
AP Statehouse
COLUMBUS — A nation-
wide push to limit access to
abortions after a fetus can sur-
vive outside the womb moved
forward Wednesday in Ohio,
where state senators cleared
their version of the bill and
sent it to Gov. John Kasich.
The Ohio bill requires doc-
tors to test the fetus’ viability
before performing abortions
after 20 weeks and bans the
procedure if there is a positive
result. There is no exception
in the bill for the health or life
of the mother, but it does pro-
vide those as legal defenses
for a doctor prosecuted for
violating the law.
The measure passed the
Republican-led Senate by a
22-7 vote, after clearing the
Senate Health Committee
along party lines earlier in
the day.
Right to Life Executive
Director Mike Gonidakis said
the legislation is part of a
national effort to eventually
spark a legal challenge that
overturns Roe v. Wade, the
1973 U.S. Supreme Court rul-
ing legalizing abortion.
“Overturning Roe wouldn’t
outlaw abortion, it would just
return control over it to the
states,” Gonidakis said. “Why
shouldn’t a state get to set its
own abortion policy? It would
be similar to marriage, where
states set their own rules.”
Since last year, lawmakers
in eight states have advanced
similar bills pushing the limits
of Roe, said Elizabeth Nash,
public policy associate at the
Guttmacher Institute. The rul-
ing allows states to limit abor-
tions after a fetus has a viable
chance at life, while provid-
ing exceptions for the life and
health of the mother, she said.
Nash predicted the bill
would deter doctors, who risk
prosecution for any procedure
on a viable fetus, from giving
legal abortions.
“I can’t imagine who would
want to provide an abortion at
that gestation in Ohio,” she
said. “This would really have
a chilling effect — which gets
at what the supporters of bill
really want, which is to end
all abortions.”
Five states — Alabama,
Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, and
Oklahoma — have enacted
bans this year on all abor-
tions after 20 weeks, pointing
to disputed science indicating
the fetus feels pain after that
point. Minnesota Gov. Mark
Dayton vetoed a measure
similar to Ohio’s in May, and
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has
until today to act on his state’s
version. Nebraska passed the
first law using a fetal pain
standard in 2010.
Republican Gov. John
Kasich has not said whether
he will sign the Ohio bill.
Late-term restrictions are
one of several areas in which
state legislatures are trying to
rein in use of the procedure or
public funding for it. So far
this year, 80 bills restricting
abortion access have cleared
state legislatures, according to
Guttmacher Institute. That’s
more than double the previ-
ous record of 34 set in 2005.
Ohio has been a full partic-
ipant in the trend. The GOP-
led Legislature has taken up
eight abortion-related bills
since January, including a
pioneering measure to ban
abortions after the first detect-
able fetal heartbeat.
Faith2Action director Janet
Folger Porter, who has champi-
oned the heartbeat bill, attended
Wednesday’s hearing on the
less restrictive ban. She said
she was happy to see a law
protecting unborn children be
successful, declining to specu-
late on how its passage might
affect the fate of her bill.
Opponents of the latest
Ohio bill testified Wednesday
that the proposal eliminates a
significant option for women
facing serious health risks
or fetal abnormalities late
in pregnancy. The propos-
al adjusts a state law found
unconstitutional in 1997.
“I think this is just another
step toward Ohio becoming
one of the most dangerous
states for pregnant women to
live in,” said Jaime Miracle,
policy director for NARAL
Pro-Choice Ohio. The bill
would affect about 200 preg-
nancies a year, but Miracle
shared two stories during tes-
timony that conveyed they
can be complicated, emotion-
al, risky cases.
State Rep. Joseph Uecker, a
Republican from a Cincinnati
suburb who sponsored the bill,
said that under current state
law, women can get abortions
throughout pregnancy. He
said the bill sets reasonable
“We’re actually seeing
women coming to Ohio from
other states to get these proce-
dures because our law allows
it,” he said. “Is that what we
want to be known for?”
Miracle said she counsels
women seeking abortions as
part of her job and must often
send them out of state.
Ohio Senate passes
statewide abortion limit
former high school teacher
charged with 16 counts of
sexual battery involving male
students in southwest Ohio
was taken advantage of by the
teens due to an impairment
that made her unable to pro-
tect herself, her defense team
said Wednesday.
Attorneys for Stacy
Schuler, 33, of Springboro,
also this week changed her
not-guilty plea to not guilty by
reason of insanity.
Schuler resigned as health
and gym teacher at Mason
High School in February after
her arrest earlier this year. She
was charged with 16 counts
of sexual battery allegedly
involving several teenage
boys and three counts of pro-
viding alcohol to minors.
“It has come to light that
during the period of the alleged
misconduct, Stacy Schuler had
become impaired and thereby
unable to prevent the young
men from taking advantage of
her,” said a statement released
Wednesday by father-and-
son attorneys Charles H. and
Charles M. Rittgers. “In the
fall of 2010, the young men
involved in this case traveled
across the county in order to
take advantage of her impair-
The statement did not
specify what the alleged
impairment was, and a woman
answering the telephone at
the defense attorneys’ office
said it would be their only
comment Wednesday.
Earlier Wednesday,
Prosecutor David Fornshell
called Schuler’s plea motion
“an interesting development,”
given her previous denials of
the allegations.
“Now at the last minute,
they seem to be changing
their position,” Fornshell told
the AP. A message was left
seeking his response to the
defense attorneys’ statement.
Ex-teacher files insanity
plea in Ohio sex case
Ohio Legislature approved a
bill Wednesday that would do
away with the parts of a new
law that allow Ohioans to reg-
ister to vote and update their
addresses online.
The provisions were includ-
ed in an election overhaul law
signed by Gov. John Kasich
almost two weeks ago.
Under the sweeping new
law, voters must give their full
Social Security number when
casting a provisional ballot,
which they’re given if there
are about questions about their
identification, voting eligibility
or voting precinct. The ballots
are later counted if the voters’
information checks out.
The law also requires vot-
ers to provide their full nine-
digit number when registering
to vote, if they choose to use
their Social Security number as
a way to identify themselves.
The bill that cleared the
Legislature Wednesday would
repeal the online provisions and
the full Social Security num-
ber requirements — which had
been advocated by the state’s
top elections chief, Secretary
of State Jon Husted.
Beyond the repeal lan-
guage, the bill would allow
members of the military and
Ohioans overseas to receive
absentee ballots by email or
online. The legislation would
also require voters to print
their names on the envelope of
their absentee ballots to have
their vote counted.
TOLEDO (AP) — Four
public employees who help
people find jobs in northwest
Ohio will soon be out of work
The county Workforce
Development Agency in
Toledo notified four staff mem-
bers on Tuesday that they’ll be
laid off as of Aug. 19.
The Blade newspaper
reports the office is dealing
with a sharp reduction in fund-
ing. The agency received $3.86
million through the state this
budget year, compared with
roughly $7 million in fiscal
year 2009.
Ohio Department of Job and
Family Services spokesman
Ben Johnson says the money
is part of federal Workforce
Investment Act funding dis-
bursed by the state.
The agency also cut four
employees in a round of lay-
offs last year.
Ohio lawmakers
axe online voter
registration plan
agency cuts jobs
“The willing contemplation of vice is vice.”
— Arabic proverb
4 — The Herald Thursday, July 14, 2011
One Year Ago
• Ed Klima has served multiple terms as Grand Knight of
the Delphos Council 1362 of the Knights of Columbus and
various other offices. Grand Knight Klima handed the gavel
to the incoming Grand Knight Jim Mesker at Monday night’s
meeting. Klima also congratulated Scott Recker, who recently
graduated from St. John’s High School. Recker was awarded
the Knights of Columbus scholarship.
25 Years Ago — 1986
• Several Delphos postal carriers recently received safe
driving awards. The awards are given each year to carriers hav-
ing no accidents which were their fault. Receiving awards were
Deb Brickner, Chuck Shumaker, Glen Kill, Tony Mesker, Rick
Bonds, Tom Miller, Bob Siefker, Gordon Carmean, Virgil
German and John Evans.
• Behind the four hit pitching of Michelle Longstreth and the
hitting of Tracy Eversole (four-for-five), Lincolnview handed
Delphos its first defeat in the Van Wert County girls’ fast-pitch
league 17-4. Delphos is now in second place in the league at
1-1 following Convoy (2-0). Lincolnview is third at 1-2.
• Fifteen men and women from Paris, France, members of
La Clarte, an organization of adults and young people, spent
the night at Woods and Waters Campground east of Delphos.
Leaders Mr. and Mrs. Westphal, said the group plans to stay in
the United States three weeks, keeping journals, making films
of their travels from New York to Nashville, Tenn.
50 Years Ago — 1961
• The Ladies Aid of the Christian Union Church met
Wednesday afternoon in the church basement with Cora
Weaver and Nora Prine as hostesses. Routine business was
taken care of after which Pauline Martin had the scripture
reading. Poems were read by the various members after which
Alice Kurtz offered the closing prayer.
• The Equity Dairy Store took on a new look this week
with the installation of a new front by Vernon R. Kill of Kill’s
Home Improvement. The completely new light green front is
of aluminum siding and is applied vertically. New lights have
been installed, and a new sign that is larger than the old one
is in place.
• The Little League Cardinals bounced back into the win
column with a vengeance Tuesday night with a 24-7 rout of
the Braves. Dave Will worked the first three innings on the
mound for the Cards and Randy Rinehart hurled the last three
innings. Will helped his cause with two homeruns and Terry
Wisher and Gary Huysman also connected for the circuit for
the Cards.
75 Years Ago — 1936
• A small boat which is being run on the canal these days is
attracting much attention. The boat is a small model of a ferry
boat and is well worked out. It was made by Rennie Berry. It is
equipped with a phonograph spring motor for propelling power
and the rudder is set at such an angle that it will circle on the
canal and return to the point from which it started.
• About 100 persons attended the American Legion picnic
held Sunday at Buettner’s Grove. A horseshoe pitching contest
was held in the afternoon. Clyde Berry took the honors in the
men’s division. Mrs. Frank Mundy won the ladies award and
Miss Granger was high of the children.
• One game of softball was played in league circles in
Delphos Monday night. This was a National league game
between Pitsenbarger & Zuber and Hotz & Hotz. The former
team was victorious by a score of 7 to 3. Hammons, hurler for
the winners, pitched no-hit and no-run ball until the seventh
inning when the Hotz players secured two hits and with the aid
of three errors, scored three runs.
— Rudy Giuliani isn’t con-
vinced that any of the declared
Republican presidential con-
tenders can defeat President
Barack Obama.
Until he is, Giuliani says
he won’t rule out a run of his
“These are a lot of quali-
fied people,” the former New
York City mayor told The
Associated Press on the eve
of his fourth visit to New
Hampshire this year. “Do they
have a good chance of win-
ning? I don’t know the answer
to that.”
Giuliani, who acknowl-
edges that his failed 2008
campaign was deeply flawed,
has five public appearances
scheduled during a two-day
visit starting today to the first-
in-the-nation primary state.
The stops include a luncheon
with the Seacoast Federation
of Republican Women in
Portsmouth, a more intimate
gathering at a private New
Castle home with law enforce-
ment officials and a gun-rights
discussion at Manchester
Harley Davidson.
It may sound like a candi-
date’s schedule, but Giuliani
backed away from an aide’s
recent comment that he would
decide “very soon” whether to
join the presidential field. He
ruled out any decision before
the end of July and said his
timeline is late August or early
September. He argued that he
still has the drive to extend his
political career.
“I have a tremendous fire
for more public service,”
Giuliani, 67, said. “That’s
something that I feel sort of
incomplete about.”
Still, he doesn’t sound
eager to be considered even a
potential candidate.
“I certainly haven’t decided
to get in. I don’t think I would
even describe myself as test-
ing the waters. I’d say that I
keep it open as a possibility,”
he said, adding he was going
to New Hampshire at the invi-
tation of local Republicans.
“And it will give me a chance
to gather more information and
get a better feeling for it.”
There’s a general feel-
ing among New Hampshire
Republicans that Giuliani
won’t run. But if he does,
GOP officials here say
Giuliani would face tremen-
dous hurdles, partly because
many candidates have been
building state organizations
for months.
“It would be very daunting,
particularly when you look at
the campaign staffs that sev-
eral of the candidates have.
They’ve been here a while,”
state GOP Chairman Jack
Kimball said. “But it really
comes down to the voters and
the passion that they feel for
the person.”
When it comes to Giuliani,
there is evidence of linger-
ing resentment from New
Hampshire activists who sup-
ported him last time only to
watch him employ a national
strategy that largely ignored
the Granite State, as well as
early voting contests in Iowa,
Michigan, Nevada and South
Carolina. His strategy hinged
on Florida, a state he ulti-
mately finished third in before
dropping out of the race com-
He finished a disappoint-
ing fourth in New Hampshire
last time. This year virtually
every member of Giuliani’s
2008 New Hampshire team is
backing someone else.
AP Economics Writer
Federal Reserve Chairman
Ben Bernanke told lawmakers
Wednesday the Fed is ready
to act if the economy gets
weaker. He warned them that
allowing the nation to default
on its debt would send “shock
waves through the entire
financial system.”
Underscoring how frag-
ile the economy remains
two years after the Great
Recession, Bernanke laid out
three new steps the Fed could
take, including a fresh round
of government bond purchas-
es designed to stimulate eco-
nomic growth.
“We have to keep all options
on the table. We don’t know
where the economy is going,”
Bernanke told the House
Financial Services Committee.
The Fed chairman stopped
short of promising anything,
but Wall Street appeared com-
forted that the central bank
was poised to act. The Dow
Jones industrial average was
up more than 150 points dur-
ing his testimony to Congress,
and closed up 45.
But some of the early stock
gains were lost after Richard
Fisher, president of Federal
Reserve Bank of Dallas, said
the Fed had already “pressed
the limits of monetary policy.”
The nation was creating
about 200,000 jobs a month
this spring. But hiring slowed
almost to a standstill in June,
with 18,000 new jobs. It takes
about 125,000 a month to keep
up with population growth.
While Bernanke made
his twice-yearly appearance
before Congress, lawmakers
and the White House were
trying to salvage talks on how
to reduce the federal deficit
and whether to raise the limit
on what the government can
If they fail to strike a deal
on the debt limit by Aug. 2,
the White House has said, the
nation will default. President
Barack Obama has said he
cannot guarantee even that
Social Security checks would
go out the next day.
Moody’s Investors Service
threatened Wednesday to
lower the United States’ cred-
it rating, saying there is a
small but rising risk of default.
Economists warned that the
credit system would tighten,
not unlike the worst days of the
2008 financial crisis. Before
Congress, Bernanke added his
own dire predictions.
“If we went so far as to
default on the debt, it would
be a major crisis because the
Treasury security is viewed
as the safest and most liq-
uid security in the world,” he
Asked whether interest
rates would go up for every-
day Americans, Bernanke
said: “Absolutely.”
The Fed bought $600 billion
in government bonds late last
year and early this year, a pro-
gram designed to keep interest
rates low and support the prices
of assets such as stocks.
It was the second time
the Fed had taken that step
since the recession started. It
was known on Wall Street as
“QE2,” or a second round of
“quantitative easing.” Besides
a third round, Bernanke laid
out two additional options if
the economy gets weaker:
— The Fed could offer
financial markets more clar-
ity about how long it tends to
leave interest rates at record
lows, where they have stood
since December 2008. For
now, the Fed says only that
rates will remain “exception-
ally low” for an “extended
— It could start paying
banks less interest on the
excess money they park with
the Fed. It doesn’t pay much
now — 0.25 percent. But pay-
ing even less would encourage
the banks to loan the money
out rather than sending it to
the central bank.
Associated Press
President Barack Obama
bluntly told Republican con-
gressional leaders Wednesday
they must compromise
quickly if the government is
to avoid an unprecedented
default, adding, “Don’t call
my bluff” by passing a short-
term debt limit increase he
has threatened to veto.
The presidential warning,
directed at House Majority
Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.,
marked an acrimonious end
to a two-hour negotiating ses-
sion at the White House that
produced no evident prog-
ress toward a compromise.
Another round of talks is set
for today.
With a threatened default
less than three weeks away,
Moody’s Investors Service
announced it was reviewing
the U.S. bond rating for a
possible downgrade, and the
Treasury said the annual defi-
cit was on a pace to exceed
$1 trillion for the third year
in a row.
With the negotiations
at a seeming standstill,
Republicans drew a warning
of a different sort, from an
unlikely source — the party’s
Senate leader, Sen. Mitch
McConnell of Kentucky.
In an interview with
radio talk-show host Laura
Ingraham, McConnell
warned fellow conservatives
that failure to raise the debt
limit would probably ensure
Obama’s re-election in 2012.
Republicans, many of
them elected with the support
of tea party activists in 2010,
are demanding deep spending
cuts as the price for allowing
a debt limit increase to pass.
But negotiations have bogged
down over Obama’s demand
for tax increases that GOP
lawmakers say they won’t
McConnell predicted
that if Congress fails to
act, Obama will argue “that
Republicans are making the
economy worse and try to
convince the public, maybe
with some merit, if people
start not getting their Social
Security checks and military
families start getting letters
saying their service people
overseas don’t get paid.”
“You know, it’s an argu-
ment he has a good chance of
winning, and all of a sudden
we (Republicans) have co-
ownership of a bad econo-
my,” McConnell said. “That
is a very bad positioning
going into an election.”
McConnell said his first
choice was to reach a good
compromise with Obama.
Short of that, “my second
obligation is to my party ...
to prevent them from being
sucked into a horrible posi-
tion politically that would
allow the president probably
to get re-elected because we
didn’t handle this difficult
situation correctly.”
With bipartisan talks
scheduled to resume on
today, two Democratic offi-
cials quoted Obama as tell-
ing Republicans, “Enough
is enough. We have to be
willing to compromise. It
shouldn’t be about position-
ing and politics and I’ll see
you all tomorrow.”
Talking with reporters at
the Capitol after he left the
White House, Cantor said the
president had backed away
from spending cuts agreed
to earlier because of pressure
from Democrats in Congress.
He said the two sides were
far from agreement on a $2.4
trillion package of deficit cuts
that would allow the Treasury
to borrow through the next
As a result, the Virginian
said he had reversed his own
position, and was now willing
to ask the House to approve
a smaller increase, with a
second installment before the
2012 election.
“He got very agitated
seemingly and said he had
sat here long enough and that
no other president, Ronald
Reagan wouldn’t sit here like
this,” Cantor said of the presi-
Cantor quoted Obama as
saying the talks had reached
the point that “something’s
got to give,” and demanded
Republicans either jettison
their demand for deficit cuts
at least equal to the size of the
debt limit or drop their oppo-
sition to tax increases.
Associated Press
volatile situation in Libya will
be the first item on Secretary
of State Hillary Rodham
Clinton’s packed agenda
during her latest around-the-
world diplomatic tour.
Cl i nt on depart s
Washington on today for
Turkey, where she will attend
a meeting in Istanbul of
senior officials from the more
than 40 nations supporting
NATO’s operation to protect
Libyan civilians. The fourth
meeting of foreign ministers
from the so-called Contact
Group on Libya will be look-
ing not only at stepping up
pressure on Libyan leader
Moammar Gadhafi to leave
power, but also boosting sup-
port to the cash-starved oppo-
sition Transitional National
Clinton has participated in
two previous Contact Group
meetings at which the coun-
tries represented, including
the U.S., have moved to for-
malize ties with the council
and provide it with finan-
cial and other assistance.
The Obama administration
has delivered humanitarian
aid and has been working
for weeks with Congress to
free up some of more than
$30 billion in frozen Gadhafi
regime assets in U.S. banks
to support the council. But,
much to the council’s disap-
pointment, Washington has
not yet recognized the group
as Libya’s legitimate govern-
Friday’s Contact Group
meeting comes as U.S. offi-
cials say pressure appears to
be building against Gadhafi’s
regime after months of appar-
ent stalemate between his
forces and rebels. While the
battle is far from won, the
officials point to three key
indicators: dwindling fuel
supplies, a cash crisis and
reports of low morale among
regime troops. That assess-
ment came as French authori-
ties said Libyan emissaries
are seeking sanctuary for
Gadhafi, who has survived
sustained bombing by NATO
war planes and U.S. armed
drones since mid-March.
After the focus on Libya
at the Contact Group, Clinton
will meet Saturday with
Turkish officials for talks
that are expected to concen-
trate on Middle East peace
efforts, Turkey’s strained
relations with Israel, Iran
and the brutal crackdown on
pro-reform demonstrators in
Syria. Clinton will also attend
an event in Istanbul aimed at
promoting religious tolerance
with the head of the 57-nation
Organization of the Islamic
Conference, which represents
Muslim interests.
From Turkey, Clinton
travels to Greece for talks on
Sunday that are likely to be
dominated by that country’s
financial crisis and Greek
relations with Turkey and its
neighbors in the Balkans.
She will then head further
east, to India, to resume the
U.S-India Strategic Dialogue.
That will probably focus on
counterterrorism, particularly
after Wednesday’s bomb-
ings in Mumbai, and India’s
role in promoting stability
in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Clinton said Wednesday that
she would not be deterred
from visiting India by the lat-
est attacks.
While in India, Clinton
will become the first secre-
tary of state to visit the south-
eastern port city of Chennai,
where she will deliver a
speech on U.S.-Indian rela-
tions and India’s role as a
leader in South Asia.
President Obama is threatening the most vulnerable mem-
bers of our society by telling them he will not allow them to get
their Social Security checks. He is lying. Social
Security checks are sent 4-5 days before the third as it takes
time for transfer to bank (or mail) so he would have to stop
them before the deadline.
This is reprehensible. You can be sure every congress mem-
ber will get their pay checks.
He is doing this because senior citizens are voters and usu-
ally vote Republican.
Pass this on, please, so that no one is worried about their
This is not acceptable.
Also, members of the armed services should not have to
Edythe Dean
Fort Jennings
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Wambach lifts US to final in 3-1 win over France
The Associated Presss
Germany — Abby Wambach sure
knows how to deliver.
A goal, a promise and soon, she
hopes, a World Cup title.
The U.S. women had fans on edge
once again until Wambach broke a tense
tie with her header off a corner kick
in the 79th minute Wednesday. Alex
Morgan scored three minutes later to
seal a 3-1 semifinal victory over France,
and the Americans let loose with a
party that carried all the way across the
Atlantic Ocean.
Next up, a trip to the World Cup final
Sunday in Frankfurt that will be the first
for Americans since 1999, when they
last won it all. They’ll play Japan, which
upset Sweden 3-1 to move one step
away from realizing its own dream.
“We’ve achieved part of our goal.
We’re in the final,” Wambach said.
“We want to complete it. We want to be
world champs.”
So do their fans, new and old.
The Americans captivated the crowd
back home with their epic, come-from-
behind win over Brazil on Sunday, and
a little thing called a workday wasn’t
going to deter them. Some fans skipped
work — bars opened early for the noon
EDT kickoff — while others sneaked
peeks at the game in the office. At the
Phoenix airport, dozens of fans crowded
around TVs to watch the game.
When the final whistle blew,
Hollywood celebrities, pro athletes and
ordinary folks who didn’t know a free
kick from a corner kick just a few days
ago flooded Twitter with congratula-
tions. “My heroes. Wambach. Boxx.
Rapinoe. Solo. That TEAM! Our team!”
actor Tom Hanks tweeted. Super Bowl
MVP Aaron Rodgers said, “Awesome
job US Women, finish it off Sunday
Wambach and company were glad to
share the moment.
“These wins, we can’t do it alone.
We know a whole nation is cheering us
on,” Wambach said. “We believe in our-
selves and we’re in the final. I couldn’t
be happier.”
A little relieved, too.
France was the surprise of the tour-
nament, making the semifinals with a
creativity and flair that was breathtaking
to behold. And for much of the game,
the U.S. couldn’t contain Les Bleues.
“We didn’t play well today,” U.S.
coach Pia Sundhage said. “However, we
find a way to win and that’s a credit to
the players’ hearts. That’s what makes it
so wonderful to be coach of this team.”
With the U.S. struggling to create
opportunities in the middle, Sundhage
replaced Carli Lloyd with sparkplug
Megan Rapinoe early in the second half,
moved Lauren Cheney inside and pulled
Wambach back to the midfield.
The difference was noticeable imme-
diately. The Americans were able to push
forward and began threatening French
goalkeeper Berangere Sapowicz.
Finally, in the 79th, the Americans
won a corner kick.
“I told (Cheney) at halftime, ’Put the
ball to the back post, and we’re going to
get a goal,”’ Wambach said.
Cheney delivered the ball perfectly
to the far post and, just as Wambach had
predicted, she soared over the scrum and
pushed the ball past Sapowicz.
“I knew Abby was going to beat
her,” Cheney said, referring to the
French defender who practically mugged
Wambach to try and contain her.
Asked how, Cheney said, “Because
she’s Abby Wambach.”
Wambach let out a scream and did
a sliding sprint into the corner, where
she was mobbed by her teammates. It
was her third goal of the tournament
and 12th of her career, tying fellow
American Michelle Akers for third on
the all-time World Cup scoring list.
Morgan then put the game out of
reach, outracing four defenders and then
stutter-stepping in front of the goal,
throwing Sapowicz off and leaving the
American with a wide-open shot.
“The priority is not to accept another
goal,” France coach Bruno Bini said
through a translator. “When that hap-
pens, you’ve had it. We conceded anoth-
er goal and that was it for us.”
Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain, Julie
Foudy and Co. got the rock-star treat-
ment during the ’99 World Cup, and
every team since then has lived in their
shadow. Part of the problem is no team’s
been able to duplicate that group’s suc-
cess. But nobody’s been able to cap-
tivate the U.S. public like that golden
group, either.
Until now.
“Nothing to take away from them
because what they did was special. What
they did gave us the opportunities all
of us have here,” Wambach said. “This
generation is cool because we want to
make a name for ourselves. We want the
next generation to be ours.”
Despite the loss, the World Cup was
a resounding success for the French. In
just their second World Cup appearance,
they reached the semifinals and qualified
for next summer’s London Olympics.
“Do you know any coach who will
tell you it’s fantastic to lose?” Bini
asked. “But we must give credit where
credit is due.”
The U.S. was staked to an early lead
by Cheney’s goal in the ninth minute.
But with the silky smooth Louisa Necib
calling the shots, France dominated for
most of the game, finishing with a
whopping 25-11 advantage in shots.
The French missed two great chances
in the first half, with goalkeeper Hope
Solo having to tip a Gaetane Thiney shot
away in the 30th and Sonia Bompastor
rattling the crossbar two minutes later.
Finally, in the 55th, France got its
equalizer. Bompastor floated in a cross
from about 30 yards and, with the dan-
gerous Gaetane Thiney right in front of
her, Solo had little opportunity to move.
The ball flew right past her.
But part of the blame goes to Becky
Sauerbrunn, who was starting in place of
the suspended Rachel Buehler and fell
behind Thiney.
“I think (Thiney) got a step ahead of
her,” Solo said. “But I definitely expect
our defenders, when the ball goes in the
box, to get it out of there.”
But just as they did Sunday against
Brazil, the Americans got stronger and
stronger as the game went on before
Wambach — who scored a critical goal
in the waning moments against the
Brazilians — came through.
“In the end, we’re in the finals,”
Wambach said, “and that’s all that mat-
Japan beats Sweden 3-1 for place
in final
FRANKFURT, Germany —
Homare Sawa made up for a huge
error by scoring the go-ahead goal and
Japan advanced to the World Cup final
with a 3-1 victory over Sweden on
Surprise starter Nahomi Kawasumi
had two goals for Japan, which will face
the United States in Sunday’s champi-
onship. It’s the first World Cup final for
the rising soccer power.
Kawasumi had just played 29 min-
utes in the tournament before coach
Norio Sasaki started her in Japan’s big-
gest game ever.
“She is very tough and fit,” he said.
“I didn’t ask her to score two goals but
she did an excellent job.”
Josefine Oqvist scored for Sweden,
which allowed three unanswered goals.
In a battle of Japan’s fine skills
against the thrust and hustle of Sweden,
the match turned in the second half
when Kawasumi caught Hedvig Lindahl
off her line and lobbed it over her from
about 110 feet away for the final score,
one of the best in a tournament full of
excellent strikes.
Sawa’s goal also gave her four for
the tournament to tie her with Brazil’s
Marta. Sawa though still has one game
left to become the top scorer of her fifth
World Cup.
The Japanese players always had
more on their minds than their next
game in the marquee event for women’s
soccer. In the wake of the March 11
tsunami and earthquake, they wanted
to provide a feel-good story for fans
back home.
And they came through.
Following their latest win, they
again unfurled a huge banner that said
“To our Friends Around the World —
Thank You for Your Support,” referring
to the global outpouring of aid after the
tsunami, that left nearly 23,000 dead or
“What we have been doing so far is
very good for Japan,” Sasaki said. “We
are still recovering from the disaster.
There were so many victims,” he said.
“Even little things, like a win can
give people courage and hope.”
The Associated Press
Somehow, some way, despite
key injuries and skeptics who
don’t believe they can keep
it up, the Cleveland
Indians have spent much
of the season atop the
AL Central.
Much to almost
everyone’s surprise,
they’re in contention.
The trick now is stay-
ing there.
After dropping their final
three games before the All-
Star break and finishing the
unofficial first half just one-
half game behind first-place
Detroit, the Indians, who
have overcome their warts
and blemishes by being resil-
ient, resume their unexpect-
ed season on Thursday by
opening a four-game series in
They’ll do so with a
reshuffled starting rotation
and a front office approaching
the July 31 trading deadline
with caution.
The Indians are in the mar-
ket for a right-handed hitter
and shopping for a veteran
General manager Chris
Antonetti has accepted the
“window of opportunity” is
open and it’s time to be active
and add to his club for the play-
off push. But at what cost?
“The plan is to win games,
get to the postseason and win
championships,” Antonetti
said. “You have a certain
opportunity to do that. This
year, the way the team has
played, this is one of those
opportunities where we
can compete. We’ll try
to do everything we
can to maximize this
opportunity. That said,
there is that balance of
being mindful at what
expense long term and
what we will have to give up.
“We recognize there is
going to have to be some
compromise if we’re going
to be giving up young play-
ers who can potentially con-
tribute down the road. We
understand there is going to
be some cost associated with
improving this year’s team.
We just have to find out what
the right balance is.”
The Indians (47-42) have a
dilemma. If they truly believe
they can get to the World
Series, are they willing to
sacrifice a few top prospects
to get there? And if they
don’t think this is their year
and decide not to make any
moves, what kind of message
does that send to a frustrated
and mostly apathetic fan base
still grumbling over the orga-
nization’s inability to sign Cy
Young winners CC Sabathia
and Cliff Lee and catcher
Victor Martinez to long-term
It’s a tough call. It’s all
Antonetti’s, and he’s prepared
to make the Indians better —
if he can.
With Shin-Soo Choo side-
lined until late August or early
September after breaking his
thumb June 24, the Indians are
looking for an outfielder to add
punch to an offense that has
sputtered all season long.
Choo seemed to be finally
emerging from a funk when
he got hurt, an unfortunate
setback for the 29-year-old
whom the Indians would like
to sign before he becomes
eligible for free agency this
Antonetti is focused
on improving Cleveland’s
offense, which has managed
to stay above water — thanks
to All-Star shortstop Asdrubal
Cabrera — despite los-
ing Choo and playing with-
out designated hitter Travis
Hafner and outfielder Grady
Sizemore (both on the dis-
abled list) for long stretches.
But to stay close in a wide-
open division that could turn
into a four-team drag race in
the closing weeks, the Indians
could use a dependable bat.
As usual, names are being
kicked around as possible tar-
gets, including Kansas City
outfielders Jeff Francoeur and
Melky Cabrera.
But the Royals need start-
ing pitchers and it’s unlikely
that the Indians, who have
their own pitching issues in
the back of their rotation with
both Fausto Carmona and
Mitch Talbot struggling and
on the disabled list, would
part with any of the young
and talented arms in their
minor league system.
Antonetti hasn’t labeled
anyone as “untouchable” but
it’s safe to assume top pitch-
ing prospects Alex White and
Drew Pomeranz aren’t going
Manager Manny Acta
understands that landing the
right player could be costly,
especially this season with
tight races in every division.
The Indians are at least
one year ahead of their time-
table to contend. They figured
this would be another year
of rebuilding, of figuring out
what they’ve got and what
they need. And who knows,
it could still become that type
of season if the pitching falls
apart, injuries continue to
mount and the Tigers, Twins
or White Sox get hot.
But enough has happened
already this season — 20
come-from-behind wins,
magical walk-off home vic-
tories, a lights-out bullpen —
for the Indians to believe they
can get to the postseason.
The Indians will play 47 of
their 73 games in the second
half inside the division, where
they are just 13-12.
Surprising Indians begin second half in contention
The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Calling
the players’ offer “fair for
both sides,” star quar-
terbacks Tom Brady,
Peyton Manning and
Drew Brees — plain-
tiffs in an antitrust
suit against the NFL
— said Wednesday
“it is time” to wrap
up negotiations on a deal to
end the league’s lockout.
At the bargaining table,
though, it wasn’t that easy.
On the day Brady, Manning
and Brees spoke as a group
publicly for the first time,
players and owners spent
nearly 11 hours meeting at a
Manhattan law office.
About two hours after
players’ association chief
DeMaurice Smith left, NFL
Commissioner Roger Goodell
walked out with Dallas
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones
and the league’s lead negotia-
tor Jeff Pash at 10 p.m.
Other owners including
Pittsburgh’s Art Rooney and
Carolina’s Jerry Richardson
departed around then, too.
Negotiations were sched-
uled to resume this morn-
ing. With each passing day,
the need to strike a bargain
and end the first NFL work
stoppage since 1987 becomes
Deadlines are coming
up next week to get train-
ing camps and the preseason
started on time. Although it
seems the sides have agreed
on the basic elements of how
to split more than $9 billion
in annual revenues, among
the key sticking points recent-
ly have been how to structure
a new rookie salary system
and what free agency will
look like.
In a statement released to
The Associated Press via the
NFL Players Association, New
England’s Brady, Indianapolis’
Manning and New Orleans’ Brees
said: “We believe the overall pro-
posal made by the players is fair
for both sides and it is time to get
this deal done.”
They continued: “This is the
time of year we as players turn
our attention to the game on the
field. We hope the owners feel
the same way.”
In response, the NFL issued
a statement saying: “We share
the view that now is the time to
reach an agreement so we can
all get back to football and a full
2011 season. We are working
hard with the players’ negotiating
team every day to complete an
agreement as soon as possible.”
Brady, Manning
and Brees are among
10 players who are
named plaintiffs in
an antitrust suit that
is pending in federal
court in Minnesota.
That class-action law-
suit was filed March 11,
hours after federally
mediated negotiations to arrive
at a new collective bargaining
agreement broke down, and the
old labor contract expired. The
NFLPA immediately dissolved
itself, meaning players no lon-
ger were protected under labor
law but instead were allowed to
take their chances under anti-
trust law.
On March 12, the owners
imposed a lockout on the play-
ers, a right management has to
shut down a business when a
CBA expires. During the lockout,
there can be no communica-
tion between the teams and cur-
rent NFL players; no players —
including those drafted in April —
can be signed; teams won’t pay
for players’ health insurance.
A series of court rulings fol-
lowed, including one last week
from an appeals court that said
the lockout could continue.
Talks gained steam in May,
overseen by a court-appointed
mediator, U.S. Magistrate Judge
Arthur Boylan, who is on vaca-
tion this week. Boylan ordered
both sides to speak with him in
Minneapolis next Tuesday, and
the owners have a special meet-
ing set for July 21 in Atlanta,
where they could vote to ratify a
new deal if one is reached.
That means there’s intense
pressure on Smith and Goodell
to keep things moving in a posi-
tive direction. Disruptions to the
planned preseason schedule
would decrease the overall rev-
enue pie.
In an added complication, a
federal judge has set an Aug.
8 hearing for NFL retirees, who
claimed Wednesday that the
league and NFLPA “have con-
spired” to set low retiree ben-
efit and pension payments in the
negotiations. The retirees also
say they have been illegally and
intentionally excluded from the
Smith and Goodell were
joined at Wednesday’s meeting
by a half-dozen team owners:
Jones, Rooney, Richardson,
Robert Kraft of the New England
Patriots, John Mara of the New
York Giants and Clark Hunt of
the Kansas City Chiefs.
On the players’ side were
Jeff Saturday of the Indianapolis
Colts and Tyson Clabo of the
Atlanta Falcons.
Brady, P. Manning, Brees:
It’s time for NFL deal
The Associated Press
SANDWICH, England —
Steve Stricker can appreci-
ate better than most how the
British Open is unlike any
other major.
One day after winning
the John Deere Classic with
a birdie-birdie finish on the
green, manicured fairways of
a TPC course in America’s
heartland, Stricker was trying
to stand upright on the lunar
links of Royal St. George’s.
The yardage book was more of
a guide than the gospel. It was
tough to control his golf ball
through the air, even harder
when it was bouncing along
the ground.
“It’s quite a turnaround,”
Stricker said Wednesday. “To
learn and adapt to this style in
2 1/2 days is a challenge.”
That short time was all he
needed, however, to learn what
most others have about this
links course in the southeast of
England. It’s a strong test for
golf’s oldest championship on
a mild day. When the wind is
up, which it has been all week,
it can be a beast.
The 140th edition of this
championship gets under way
today at Royal St. George’s, as
unpredictable as any links on
the Open rotation. This is the
course where Greg Norman
in 1993 became the first Open
champion to win with all four
rounds in the 60s. It’s the same
course where Ben Curtis was
the only player to break par
when it was last here in 2003.
A dry spring has kept the
rough from getting too thick,
which is but a small reprieve.
“It’s a big challenge, and
we are the best players in the
world here,” PGA champion
Martin Kaymer said. “So it
should be tough. At the end of
the day, everybody has to deal
with the same golf course.”
Even so, it’s not always the
same for everyone.
The piece of information
getting most of the attention
on the eve of the British Open
was the weather report. The
forecast is for gusts up to 25
mph this morning with patches
of rain, before the wind tapers
off in the afternoon. The wind
is expected to remain moderate
Friday morning, then switch
directions and return to gusts
upward of 25 mph by the end
of the day.
If that holds true, the play-
ers teeing off early today and
late Friday could get the worst
of it. And as a reminder of
how significant the tee times
can be, remember that Louis
Oosthuizen teed off at 6:41
a.m. in the second round last
year at St. Andrews, missed
the worst of the weather in his
round of 67 and was on his
way to a seven-shot win.
Among the early starters
today: Rory McIlroy, the over-
whelming favorite to add the claret
jug to his U.S. Open trophy.
McIlroy, who has not played
since his record-setting win at
Congressional last month, did most
of his preparation last week at
Royal St. George’s. He played in a
strong, southwesterly wind, which
is typical this time of the year. The
22-year-old from Northern Ireland
played at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in
a wind coming out of the opposite
He played at the same time
Tiger Woods used to practice, and
while the gallery for McIlroy wasn’t
quite as large, the kid caused a
frenzy when fans tried to get his
autograph after he finished. For
the rest of the day, officials banned
autographs in the area leading from
the 18th green.
It’s a different test for McIlroy,
with conditions much more firm and
dry than at the U.S. Open.
The wind direction during three
days’ of practice has the Royal &
Ancient concerned enough that it
might move some tees forward.
Chief executive Peter Dawson said
the most likely candidates were
the par-5 seventh (some players
couldn’t reach the fairway) and the
par-3 11th (Phil Mickelson couldn’t
reach the green with a driver).
Then there’s the par-4 13th,
where Stricker hit driver off the tee
and driver off the deck to get it near
the green.
“Now, if the wind turns around,
it’s a different story,” Dawson said.
It’s different for everybody —
even in the same group.
Stewart Cink, who won at
Turnberry two years ago, was
reminded of that while playing a
practice round with Davis Love III,
Lucas Glover and two-time Open
champion Padraig Harrington. They
came to the par-3 sixth hole, which
measures 162 yards to the front
edge of a green that is 35 yards
deep. They all hit pitching wedge
with the wind in their favor.
“Some of them were short
by about 50 feet, and some of
them went through the green into
the rough,” Cink said. “And they
all landed within 5 yards of each
A windy test awaits at Sandwich for British Open
(AP) — Frenchman Thomas
Voeckler had the overall lead
in the Tour de France as riders
hit the massive climbs of the
Pyrenees for the first time in
the 12th stage.
The 131.1-mile trek from
Cugnaux to Luz-Ardiden fea-
tures two famed and feared
ascents up Col du Tourmalet
and Luz-Ardiden. They’re
known as Hors Categorie
climbs, or HC — so tough they
don’t have a classification.
Defending champion
Alberto Contador might look
to cut some of his time deficit
behind rivals Cadel Evans and
Andy Schleck. The Spaniard
was 1 minute, 30 seconds
adrift of Schleck, and 1:41
behind Evans.
Two more grueling
Pyrenean stages follow Friday
and Saturday.
Voeckler in yellow
as Tour hits Pyrenees
By The Associated Press
DURHAM, N.C. — A judge denied
a request by former North Carolina
football player Michael McAdoo to
be reinstated to the team after being
declared permanently ineligible for
academic misconduct by the NCAA.
WASHINGTON — Prosecutors
said Wednesday that needles and
cotton balls Roger Clemens’ former
trainer says he used to inject the star
pitcher tested positive for Clemens’
DNA and anabolic steroids — evi-
dence the defense said was faked.
Assistant U.S. attorney Steven
Durham revealed the results during
opening arguments in Clemens’ trial
on charges of lying to Congress about
using performance-enhancing drugs.
Clemens’ attorney Rusty Hardin
responded that he won’t dispute the
needles contain Clemens’ DNA and
steroids, but accused the trainer Brian
McNamee of “mixing” it up.
Clemens has said that the only
things McNamee ever injected him
with were the common local anesthet-
ic lidocaine for his joints and vitamin
B-12 to ward off flu viruses and stay
healthy. But Durham said neither sub-
stance was found on the needles or
cotton swabbed with his blood stains.
PHOENIX — Baseball’s All-Star
game drew a record-low rating for the
second straight year.
The National League’s 5-1 vic-
tory Tuesday night on Fox earned a
6.9 rating and 12 share. That’s down
8 percent from the 7.5/13 in 2010.
Before last year, the previous low was
an 8.1/14 in 2005.
Ratings represent the percent-
age of all households with televisions
tuned into a program, and shares
represent the percentage of all homes
with TVs in use at the time.
ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Cardinals
signed left-hander Jaime Garcia to a
four-year contract extension with club
options for a fifth and sixth season.
The 25-year-old Garcia leads the
team in victories at the All-Star break,
going 9-3 with a 3.23 ERA, and was
due to be eligible for arbitration for the
first time after the season.
prospect Russ Canzler hit a three-run
homer in the second inning and the
International League All-Stars pitching
staff allowed just three hits in a 3-0 vic-
tory over the Pacific Coast League All-
Stars in the Triple-A All-Star game.
Thursday, July 14, 2011 The Herald — 7
USDA seeks ways to boost farm-to-school programs
The Associated Press
popularity of farm-to-school
programs that put locally
grown food on cafeteria trays
has exploded in recent years
— so much so that the federal
agency in charge of school
lunches is giving them a new
stamp of approval.
Deputy Agriculture
Secretary Kathleen Merrigan
said the programs have
become so popular so fast
that her agency doesn’t have
solid figures on how many
schools are serving their stu-
dents vegetables, fruits and
meat grown by local farm-
“We know it’s just snow-
balling,” Merrigan said
in an interview with The
Associated Press before her
appearance Tuesday at the
School Nutrition Association
convention in Nashville,
The U.S. Department of
Agriculture used the conven-
tion to release a new report on
what works in farm-to-school
programs, what doesn’t and
what the agency can do to
help them work better. The
report was put together by
a USDA team that traveled
to 15 school districts across
the country and comes as
officials, including first lady
Michelle Obama, are promot-
ing the importance of healthi-
er food for kids.
“First, it is about bring-
ing fresh locally grown
food into school cafeterias,”
Merrigan said. “So there’s
the yummy factor, the good
nutrition factor. ... Number
two, we believe it provides
good market opportunities
for local producers, particu-
lar those midsize farmers that
are struggling to make a go
of it. This is a real opportu-
nity for them to increase the
bottom line in their farming
operations. So it’s about rural
economic development.”
Third, she said, farm-to-
school programs help con-
nect people with where their
food comes from, how it’s
produced and by whom.
“We know that children
are very disconnected from
agriculture ... literally think-
ing food comes from a gro-
cery store,” Merrigan said.
But many schools use farm-
to-school programs to work
agriculture into the curricu-
lum, she said, transforming
the lunchroom into a class-
Farmers who supply
schools say they benefit from
having steady customers, and
they also get satisfaction from
knowing they’re helping chil-
dren eat healthier food. Jeff
Rosenblad, owner of Happy
Harvest Farms in Mt. Angel,
Ore., said he gets great feed-
back from the districts he
supplies with a wide variety
of fruits and vegetables.
“The kids like it so much
they’re eating (from) salad
bars more. They’re eat-
ing watermelon, they’re
just gorging themselves,”
Rosenblad said.
Matt Jones, who owns
Jones Farm Produce in near-
by Gervais, Ore., said the
extra business he gets from
supplying schools lets him
keep a few more workers
employed for a few more
weeks a year. He’s been able
to sell to schools later into
the winter because he has
plenty of cold-storage capac-
ity for the apples he grows. A
lack of refrigerator space is a
common problem for many
“These school districts
are not just serving the fresh
fruits and vegetables but
they’re also educating kids
in the process,” Jones said.
“They’re trying fruits and
vegetables they never would
have tried at home, so that’s
really good for the children.”
Farm-to-school sales ben-
efit rural economies, said
Deborah Kane, vice presi-
dent of food and farms for
Ecotrust, a Portland, Ore.,
conservation and econom-
ic development group that
organized a pilot program
that gave the Portland and
Gervais school districts an
extra 7 cents per meal in
2008-09 to spend on local
foods. An Ecotrust study
coming out soon found even
such a small sum could have
a big impact — every dol-
lar the two districts spent on
local food generated $1.86 in
economic activity, Kane said.
And, for each job directly
created by their purchase of
local food, another 1.43 jobs
were created indirectly.
Kane was invited to the
White House last week to
brief President Barack Obama
on another Ecotrust initia-
tive, a USDA-backed online
service called FoodHub that
helps connect family farms
with schools and other urban
buyers. The site covers parts
of the Pacific Northwest now
and aims to go national next
The USDA’s 76-page
report said team members
learned in their travels that
communities with farm-to-
school initiatives are pas-
sionate about them and work
hard to overcome the chal-
lenges they face, but suc-
cess depends on good com-
munications among schools,
farmers and others invested
in the programs. And it said
money is needed to support
these programs, particularly
for food service staff train-
ing, equipment and facilities
to process and store local
produce, and to develop edu-
cational activities for stu-
In an age when many
districts do little more than
heat up prepackaged foods,
the report noted that schools
often lack people trained to
clean, cut and cook fresh fruit
and vegetables. They may
not even have enough knives
and other basic equipment to
do the job.
The USDA pledged in the
report to step up efforts to
connect schools with farm-
ers, including increasing col-
laboration with nonprofits
and expanding outreach and
awareness initiatives.
Merrigan also announced
a pilot program that will give
Michigan and Florida schools
more flexibility to use federal
school lunch money to buy
locally grown produce for
their students, removing one
obstacle. It’s difficult under
current rules for schools
to direct their federal food
money to local farmers, she
said. The goal of the proj-
ect is to work out the kinks
in procurement systems and
rules so the program can be
expanded nationwide.
While various farm-to-
school programs are operat-
ing in every state, Merrigan
said, the USDA has relied
on advocacy groups for data
and their numbers are often
limited or old. So she asked
officials at the convention to
participate in a USDA survey
to determine what schools
across the nation are doing.
“This thing is growing
beyond our ability to track it,
and we really need a system-
ized way to get this data,”
she said.
The National Farm to
School Network estimates
there are over 2,500 programs
involving more than 10,000
schools around country, up
from about 400 programs in
22 states in 2004, but spokes-
woman Chelsea Simpson said
those numbers aren’t certain.
The network is hoping the
USDA survey gives every-
one a better picture of how
many students are benefiting,
she said.
“It’s a tricky thing to fig-
ure out because the beautiful
thing about farm-to-school is
it’s such a grassroots initia-
tive,” Simpson said.
Staff reports
LIMA — Four-time World of
Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion
Donny Schatz charged through the
field, battling Brad Sweet and Sam
Hafertepe Jr., before finally secur-
ing the lead on Lap 32 to win the
Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic at
Limaland Motorsports Park.
Brad Doty never raced at
Limaland Motorsports Park during
his career.
That doesn’t matter.
The 23rd annual Brad Doty
Classic, featuring the World of
Outlaws Sprint Car series, has
become one of the premier events
on the circuit
Some of the names at Limaland
included Steve Kinser — who won
the first-ever Doty race in 1989 —
Jason Sides and Jason Meyers, the
2008 winner at Limaland.
Not only are the top racers com-
ing to this event but Kasey Kahne,
who grew up on the dirt tracks
before becoming a NASCAR star,
made his second start at LMP to
lend even more prestige to the Doty
As well, Tony Stewart, owner of
Eldora, suited up again as a racer —
just as he did last year.
“Those two guys give so much
back to the start. They remember
where they came from, where they
started, and how far they’ve come
during their careers,” Brad Doty
acknowledged. “They are big stars
but they remember their roots.
The 40-lap event saw drivers
from all corners of the racing world
contest the quarter-mile oval. Kahne
and Stewart finished 17th and 18th
The Outlaws now head for the
down the road to the famous Eldora
Speedway for a jam-packed week-
end of racing that culminates with
the 28th running of the $50,000-to-
win Kings Royal.
Elaine Suever photos
The Associated Press
National League
East Division
W L Pct GB
Philadelphia 57 34 .626 —
Atlanta 54 38 .587 3 1/2
New York 46 45 .505 11
Washington 46 46 .500 11 1/2
Florida 43 48 .473 14
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 49 43 .533 —
St. Louis 49 43 .533 —
Pittsburgh 47 43 .522 1
Cincinnati 45 47 .489 4
Chicago 37 55 .402 12
Houston 30 62 .326 19
West Division
W L Pct GB
San Francisco 52 40 .565 —
Arizona 49 43 .533 3
Colorado 43 48 .473 8 1/2
Los Angeles 41 51 .446 11
San Diego 40 52 .435 12
Tuesday’s Result
NL All-Stars 5, AL All-Stars 1
Today’s Games
Florida (Ani.Sanchez 6-2) at Chicago Cubs
(Garza 4-7), 8:05 p.m.
Milwaukee (Gallardo 10-5) at Colorado
(Jimenez 4-8), 8:40 p.m.
San Francisco (Bumgarner 4-9) at San Diego
(Harang 7-2), 10:05 p.m.
Friday’s Games
Florida at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.
Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.
St. Louis at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.
Washington at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Houston, 8:05 p.m.
Milwaukee at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.
San Francisco at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.
American League
East Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 55 35 .611 —
New York 53 35 .602 1
Tampa Bay 49 41 .544 6
Toronto 45 47 .489 11
Baltimore 36 52 .409 18
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 49 43 .533 —
Cleveland 47 42 .528 1/2
Chicago 44 48 .478 5
Minnesota 41 48 .461 6 1/2
Kansas City 37 54 .407 11 1/2
West Division
W L Pct GB
Texas 51 41 .554 —
Los Angeles 50 42 .543 1
Seattle 43 48 .473 7 1/2
Oakland 39 53 .424 12
Today’s Games
Cleveland (Masterson 7-6) at Baltimore
(Guthrie 3-12), 7:05 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees (Colon 6-4) at Toronto (Jo-.
Reyes 4-7), 7:07 p.m.
Kansas City (Chen 5-2) at Minnesota (Liriano
5-7), 8:10 p.m.
Texas (D.Holland 7-4) at Seattle (Vargas 6-6),
10:10 p.m.
Friday’s Games
Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 7:05 p.m.
Cleveland at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.
Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.
Kansas City at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.
L.A. Angels at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.
Texas at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

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Quotes of local interest supplied by
Close of business July 13, 2011
Schatz wins Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic
Tony Stewart removes his earbud while his car warms up.
Stewart, left, and Kahne watch qualifying laps.
Kasey Kahne and other racers listen at the drivers’ meeting.
The Associated Press
W L Pct GB
Indiana 10 3 .769 —
New York 8 5 .615 2
Connecticut 6 5 .545 3
Chicago 7 7 .500 3 1/2
Atlanta 3 9 .250 6 1/2
Washington 2 9 .182 7
W L Pct GB
Phoenix 9 4 .692 —
Minnesota 7 4 .636 1
San Antonio 7 4 .636 1
Seattle 7 4 .636 1
Los Angeles 5 6 .455 3
Tulsa 1 12 .077 8
Wednesday’s Results
New York 91, Atlanta 69
Chicago 72, Tulsa 54
Phoenix 112, Minnesota 105
Indiana 90, Connecticut 78
Today’s Games
Seattle at San Antonio, 9 p.m.
Friday’s Games
Minnesota at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Connecticut at New York, 7 p.m.
Los Angeles at Tulsa, 8 p.m.
Washington at Phoenix, 10 p.m.
The Associated Press
Philadelphia 7 4 7 28 21 16
New York 6 4 10 28 34 24
Columbus 7 5 6 27 21 19
Houston 5 6 8 23 23 22
Sporting Kansas City 5 6 7 22 23 24
D.C. 5 5 7 22 24 29
Chicago 2 5 12 18 20 24
Toronto FC 3 9 9 18 17 36
New England 3 8 7 16 16 24
Los Angeles 10 2 9 39 27 16
Seattle 9 4 8 35 28 20
FC Dallas 10 5 4 34 26 19
Real Salt Lake 8 3 6 30 23 12
Colorado 6 5 9 27 22 23
Chivas USA 5 7 7 22 24 23
San Jose 5 6 7 22 22 21
Portland 5 9 3 18 21 31
Vancouver 2 10 8 14 19 28
By The Associated Press
— Ticha Penicheiro scored
18 points to help Joe Bryant
win his debut as head coach
of Los Angeles in the
Sparks’ 84-74 victory over
the San Antonio Silver Stars
on Tuesday night.
Bryant, Kobe’s father,
took over as coach of the
Sparks, whose record is 5-6
on Sunday after Jennifer
Gillom was fired. Los
Angeles had lost the pre-
vious five games of their
seven-game road trip, which
ends Friday at Tulsa.
This is Bryant’s second
stint as coach of the Sparks.
He previously coached them
from August 2005 until
the end of the 2006 sea-
son. Bryant didn’t waste any
time making his presence
felt Friday. He drew a tech-
nical foul with 2:51 left in
the second quarter for argu-
ing a call.
Sophia Young scored 22
points for the Silver Stars
(7-4), who have now lost
three straight games.
Storm 79, Mystics 71
Bird scored 22 points and
Swin Cash added 20 in the
Storm’s victory over the
Seattle (7-4) has won
three of four games, a stretch
that started with a 73-63
victory at Washington on
July 3. The Mystics (2-9)
have now dropped four in
a row.
Camille Little had 12
points for Seattle.
Washington was led
by Marissa Coleman’s 16
points. Matee Ajavon had
13, and Mystics leading
scorer Crystal Langhorne
added 10 in her return to the
lineup after she missed three
games because of back pain.
Langhorne, who averages
18.1 points, hadn’t played
since June 26.
NOTE: Three points for victory, one
point for tie.
Saturday’s Games
Colorado at Seattle FC, 4 p.m.
Real Salt Lake at Vancouver, 4 p.m.
San Jose at Columbus, 7:30 p.m.
Sporting Kansas City at Houston,
8:30 p.m.
Portland at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
D.C. United at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
New York at Chivas USA, 10:30
Sunday’s Game
Philadelphia at New England, 7 p.m
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Thursday, July 14, 2011 The Herald – 9
By Bernice Bede Osol
friend’s life
Dear Annie: My best
friend, “Bob,” has struggled
with alcoholism for many
years, and has been in and out
of rehabilitation programs.
Two years ago, he found a
program that worked. He went
into a men’s halfway house,
where he received counsel-
ing, attended A.A. meetings
and got a job.
After 18 months,
he was promoted
and even set a goal
of becoming an
addiction coun-
Bob seemed on
top of the world
until two weeks
ago, when he start-
ed drinking again.
He was kicked out
of his residence
and is now stay-
ing with me. He
may also have lost his job.
His employers are willing to
give him another chance, but
he refuses to call them. He
is now drunk or sleeping all
the time, spending whatever
money is left in his bank
This situation is not new. I
have put up with it before. If
I kick him out, he may end up
passed out in an alley, a hos-
pital, jail or worse. At least
he is safe here, but I can’t do
this forever. The local detox
center offers emergency pro-
tective custody, but all they
can do is hold him until he
is sober.
Even though many people
care about Bob and are will-
ing to help him, he seems to
have given up hope. I think
he has unresolved mental
health issues. I have tried
contacting his former coun-
selor and even urged him to
go to a priest. Friends tell
me I am “enabling” him by
letting him stay, but I don’t
want him on the streets. What
can I do? -- Up a Creek
Dear Creek: You are a
kind friend, but you cannot
help Bob until he wants to
be helped. And yes, it’s pos-
sible he has some underlying
depression that sabotages his
efforts to remain sober. We
strongly urge you to find sug-
gestions and support through
Al-Anon (al-anon.alateen.
org) and Sober Recovery
(soberrecovery.com), which
offer forums for family and
friends of alcoholics.
Dear Annie: I have a
female friend who’s never
been to Disneyland. I offered
to take her this summer, my
treat. We are excited, but
now I’m a little less thrilled
because she insists on bring-
ing her 1-year-old baby girl
with us. I told her we are not
going to have much fun if
the baby comes, but she is
I like children, but would
it be wrong of me to can-
cel the trip and risk ruining
our friendship? Or do I just
bite the bullet and see if we
can enjoy ourselves with the
baby? -- D.T.
Dear D.T.: You are very
generous, but not all mothers
are willing to take vacations
and leave their infants behind.
While a year-old child is a
bit young for Disneyland, it
is possible to have
a good time with
a child in tow. In
fact, there are some
delights that are
only possible when
seen through the
eyes of a child. But
you must under-
stand the limitations
and set the rules in
advance. Are you
willing to help care
for the baby? Does
the child wake up
in the middle of the
night? Will a large Mickey
Mouse frighten her? Will
your friend take advantage
of available babysitting ser-
It is not unreasonable to
cancel, but keep in mind that
your friend may be equally
unwilling to leave the child
with a caregiver for the next
10 years. If you ever plan
to take her to Disneyland,
this may be as good a time
as any.
Dear Annie: Please tell
“Kuttawa, Ky.” to get a
wireless headphone set for
her husband, who can’t hear
the TV. They are comfort-
able and allow the listener
to walk around the house.
I can hear much better with
mine than I could with my
hearing aids. And other
family members are thrilled
that I no longer ask them
to turn up the volume. --
Dear Pennsylvania:
Many readers suggested
headphones, wireless or oth-
erwise. Our thanks to all who
Annie’s Mailbox
Friday, July 15, 2011

An old friend from the past might
reenter your life in the year ahead and
be more full of fun and adventure than
ever before. Collectively, the two of
you could become involved in some
very unique and interesting endeavors
and adventures.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
-- Although conditions could have
a rather erratic influence over your
commercial affairs, everything should
turn out well, in fact perhaps even
better than you had expected.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Don’t
hesitate to test out your ingenious ideas
on those with whom you’re involved.
Even if they don’t comprehend your
schemes or understand what you’re
doing, they’ll applaud the results.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
-- Because you’ll handle a unique
situation so quickly and intelligently,
you could garner much more profit
from it than was expected. Don’t
be surprised if others pirate your
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Talk
to a valuable contact who is reluctant
to agree with you on an issue that is
of some significance. Once he or she
hears it from your mouth, chances are
this person will concur.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) --
Go ahead and put into practice some
of those ideas swirling around in your
head on how to do something better.
What you devise will make things
much easier.
21) -- Someone you recently met
whom you are eager to get to know
better might try to contact you. Be
sure to leave word where, when and
how you can be reached.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
-- Some kind of adjustments that could
work in your favor are being made
concerning a financial arrangement
that has been hanging fire for quite
some time. It’ll be happy news.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) --
Be on your toes, because a fast change
in direction could take place involving
a personal endeavor. The new route
could open up a whole new world of
opportunity for you.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20)
-- Don’t allow any kind of pressure
to cause you to act prematurely
regarding a material matter in which
you’re involved. Time is your ally.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) --
No other sign is as lucky as you for
getting others to do things that you
don’t have time to do for yourself.
Today might offer a perfect example
of this in action.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) --
When you least expect it, a restriction
that has been inhibiting your progress
will suddenly be lifted as if by magic.
You’ll finally be able to operate as
freely as you desire.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) --
Much to your surprise, an event you’ve
been dreading going to could turn out
to be an extremely stimulating and
pleasant experience. You’ll be happy
you were obligated to attend.

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10 – The Herald Thursday, July 14, 2011 www.delphosherald.com
Answers to Wednesday’s questions:
The first cell phone call was made when Martin
Cooper called his rival at AT&T from the streets of
New York City on April 3, 1973.
You need to ride 100,000 elevators to get stuck
Today’s questions:
In 1900, how many eggs did the average American
chicken produce annually? How about in 2004?
What woman’s name is engraved on the Stanley
Answers in Friday’s Herald.
Today’s words:
Jenna: Mohammedan paradise
Zootechny: scientific animal breeding
Betty Ford’s body in Michigan for 2nd service
Associated Press
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Betty Ford
returned Wednesday to the city where she grew
up and wed the man who became the only
president from Michigan, prompting hundreds
to line the streets in front of the Gerald R. Ford
Presidential Museum as her casket arrived for a
memorial service.
The service was followed by a public viewing
at the museum, where Ford’s flower-draped cas-
ket laid, surrounded by an honor guard and with
a softly lit presidential seal overhead. At least
300 mourners had paid their respects Wednesday
evening halfway through the four-hour viewing,
which followed a similar, and sometimes tear-
ful, send-off by thousands of well-wishers in
California earlier in the day.
After another memorial service today in Grand
Rapids, Ford is to be buried next to her husband
on the grounds of his presidential museum.
Gerald Ford died in 2006.
Ninety-five-year-old Edna Jungers of
Stillwater, Okla., and her 78-year-old niece,
Yvonne Locker, drove from Locker’s summer
home in Milwaukee to greet the casket as it
arrived at the museum from the Gerald R. Ford
International Airport. They then joined hundreds
of other mourners who slowly walked by Ford’s
mahogany casket covered in pink and white
“It’s wonderful to give her that much honor.
She was worthy of it,” Jungers said.
On the way out, those paying their respects
were handed a card with a photo of Ford and
a note of appreciation from the Ford family. A
Ford granddaughter, 30-year-old Tyne Vance,
shook hands with those leaving.
“Thank you for coming,” she said to each
A private ceremony attended by Michigan
Gov. Rick Snyder and other dignitaries was held
at the museum prior to the public viewing. On
Tuesday, a service at St. Margaret’s Episcopal
Church in Palm Desert, Calif., was attended by
800 people, including former President George
W. Bush and first lady Michelle Obama.
Steve Avink of nearby Jenison had watched
the ceremonies when Gerald Ford’s casket
returned to Grand Rapids for burial in January
2007 and was at the airport Wednesday when
Betty Ford’s casket arrived from California.
Like hundreds of others in Michigan, Avink
wanted to pay his respects. He praised Betty
Ford’s “openness about drugs and addiction.”
Wednesday crowd wasn’t as large as when
Gerald Ford’s funeral and memorial services
were held over two icy winter days four years
ago. But Betty Ford, who gave dance lessons in
Grand Rapids and worked at a local department
store before marrying Gerald Ford, was remem-
bered fondly by those who came to pay homage.
“She really reached out to all the people who
struggled . . . with drug and alcohol addiction,”
said John Patrick Jr., a 38-year-old Grand Rapids
resident who works with dialysis patients and
sees the ravages alcoholism can wreak. “She was
very gracious.”
Thousands of people have signed condolence
books in Grand Rapids for Ford since Saturday.
In California, the hearse carrying Ford’s body
drove through Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage and
other desert resort cities, people lined the streets
and hoisted American flags to say goodbye to the
beloved former first lady, who died Friday at age
93. Some wiped tears from their eyes.
“The family was overwhelmed with the num-
ber of people,” family spokeswoman Barbara
Lewandrowski said. “They are so heartfelt and
Thousands more turned out for Wednesday’s
motorcade, including people who sat along the
route in beach chairs, some shirtless in the warm,
sunny weather.
A dozen senior citizens seated in wheel-
chairs held up a sign reading “Monterey Palms
Healthcare” as the hearse passed by. In front of
Rancho Mirage Fire Station No. 1, firefighters
stood outside, with emergency lights blinking on
their vehicles.
A woman on a golf course stopped her cart
and held her hand over her heart, while peo-
ple nearby shouted “Thank you, Betty.” Many
clapped and stood at attention.
During Tuesday’s service, former first lady
Rosalynn Carter and journalist Cokie Roberts,
among others, hailed Ford as a force of nature
whose boundless energy and enthusiasm, coupled
with a steadfast determination to do what was
right, pushed the country toward a commitment
to equal rights for women and other causes.
Ford, the accidental first lady, was thrust into
the White House when Richard Nixon resigned
as president on Aug. 9, 1974, and her husband,
then vice president, assumed the nation’s high-
est office. Although she always said she never
expected nor wanted to be first lady, she quickly
embraced the role.
Her candidness, unheard of at the time, helped
bring such previously taboo subjects as breast
cancer into the public discussion as she openly
discussed her own battle with the disease. She
was equally outspoken about her struggles with
drug and alcohol abuse, and her spearheading of
the creation of the Betty Ford Center in Rancho
Mirage to treat those diseases has benefited
“Millions of women are in her debt today and
she was never afraid to speak the truth even about
the most sensitive subjects, including her own
struggle with alcohol and pain killers,” Carter
said. “She got some criticism, but I thought she
was wonderful and her honesty gave to others
every single day.”
Behind the scenes she was also aggressive and
effective, said Roberts, who noted that Ford’s late
husband confided to her privately that his wife
badgered him relentlessly into stronger public
support of equal rights for women.
The former first lady mapped out plans for
her funeral well in advance, including who would
deliver her eulogies, and Roberts said she told her
to be sure to let people know that politics does not
have to as acrimonious as it is today.
Other mourners who packed the church includ-
ed former California first lady Maria Shriver,
former California Gov. Pete Wilson and Ford’s
four children. Former first lady Barbara Bush is
expected to attend today’s service in Michigan.
Judge rules in NYC abortion battle
Child molester allowed
to view child porn in jail
Netflix price hike angers users
Drug stops spread of HIV in all
Boy’s gruesome killing called ‘a parent’s worst nightmare’
Associated Press
NEW YORK — A federal judge blocked New York City on
Wednesday from enforcing a new law designed to stop some
pregnancy centers from what the City Council concluded were
deceptive practices meant to delay women from getting abortion
services and emergency contraception. The city said it would
The ruling by U.S. District Judge William Pauley blocks a
law that was supposed to go into effect today. It would require
pregnancy centers to disclose whether they have licensed medi-
cal staff and what they do to protect client privacy.
Abortion rights advocates say some centers try to deceive
women by opening near offices that offer abortions and imply-
ing they will give referrals to women considering ending their
Two operators of facilities that offer pregnancy testing,
ultrasounds and counseling and a few more that offer various
pregnancy-related services but do not perform ultrasounds or
physical examinations brought a lawsuit opposing the law. The
plaintiffs cited moral and religious reasons to explain why they
do not offer or provide referrals for abortions or emergency
The judge agreed with the plaintiffs that the new law
seems unconstitutionally vague and may infringe upon First
Amendment rights. He wrote that the plaintiffs had demonstrat-
ed that the law would “compel them to speak certain messages
or face significant fines and/or closure of their facilities.”
The centers faced fines of between $200 and $1,000 for first
violations and between $500 and $2,000 for each additional
violation. Three or more separate violations within two years
could result in closure.
Pauley said offering free services such as pregnancy tests to
further a religious belief does not result in a commercial transac-
tion that might cause the centers to be judged under rules govern-
ing commercial speech, which receive less protection from the
First Amendment. He said the city’s argument “would represent a
breathtaking expansion of the commercial speech doctrine.”
The judge also wrote that a city argument that the plaintiffs
engage in commercial speech because they are provided an
audience to whom they can spread their beliefs “is particularly
offensive to free speech principles.”
He said that while the city apparently regards “an assembly
of people as an economic commodity, this court does not. Under
such a view, flyers for political rallies, religious literature pro-
moting church attendance, or similar forms of expression would
constitute commercial speech merely because they assemble
listeners for the speaker.”
Because the law “relates to the provision of emergency con-
traception and abortion — among the most controversial issues
in our public discourse — the risk of discriminatory enforce-
ment is high,” the judge said. He noted that the city could not
confirm that any centers had been prosecuted under anti-fraud
statutes, another avenue that could be used if a facility is not
accurately describing what it does.
Associated Press
SEATTLE — Authorities in Washington state say they’re
outraged that a former pilot who’s already admitted molesting
young boys is being allowed to watch videos he made of the
abuse while he sits in jail awaiting trial.
“The whole thing is just dirty,” said Pierce County Sheriff’s
Detective Ed Troyer on Wednesday. “Now that victims know
he’s going to be watching this, they’re going to feel victimized
again. This is our call to action to get the law changed.”
Washington’s Supreme Court ruled in 2007 that upon
request, prosecutors must give defense lawyers copies of
evidence used to support child pornography charges — but it
appears nevertheless rare that defense attorneys actually make
that request.
The court’s 8-1 decision said that granting copies of the
materials was essential so that defense lawyers, their investi-
gators and the defendants themselves could challenge the evi-
dence — such as by arguing that the people depicted weren’t
really minors.
The high court set out guidelines for handling the material,
saying that it should only be shown to defendants under the
supervision of counsel, that defense attorneys would be per-
sonally liable for any unauthorized distribution, and that the
material had to be promptly returned to law enforcement once
the case concluded.
But the former pilot, Marc Weldon Gilbert, is representing
himself. The judge in his case has allowed him to view the
materials at the jail, and issued a ruling this week clarifying
how those materials should be handled for security reasons.
The judge barred him from being alone when he reviews the vid-
eos and other evidence, set out on more than 100 compact discs.
He reviews them in a room visible to corrections officers
with a defense investigator present, Troyer said. The jail
requires him to turn his computer screen away from any doors
or windows so other inmates don’t see.
Gilbert used money, alcohol and manipulation to sexually
exploit more than a dozen boys as young as 10 years old. He
pleaded guilty in 2009 to federal charges, including sexual
exploitation of a child, in exchange for a 25-year sentence. He
still faces state charges in Pierce County.
AP Technology Writer
SAN FRANCISCO — Some Netflix customers called it a
slap in the face. Others a betrayal. Many threatened to drop the
movie service.
On Wednesday, many of them vented on Twitter, Facebook
and elsewhere, seething over Netflix Inc.’s decision to raise its
prices by up to 60 percent for the millions of subscribers who
want to rent DVDs by mail and watch movies online.
By Wednesday afternoon, more than 40,000 people had
responded to a post on Netflix’s Facebook page announcing
the change, with some saying they would switch to rivals
such as Hulu.com’s paid service and to Redbox’s DVD-rental
Outrage bubbled on Twitter, and on Netflix’s blog a post-
ing about the new plans had garnered 5,000 comments — the
limit allowed by the site’s host, Google Inc.-owned Blogger
— which included many seething customers.
While thousands complained on Facebook, Twitter and
other websites, with 22.8 million customers in the U.S., it’s
clear that plenty of them are not upset about the change.
In online postings, a number of users concluded that, even at
the higher price, Netflix is still a better deal than competitors.
On Tuesday, the company said it was splitting up its two
services, which means that subscribers who want both stream-
ing video and DVD-by-mail access will have to get separate
plans that cost at least $16 per month total.
Netflix had been offering both services as a single package
that was available for as little as $10 per month. The price
changes took effect immediately for new subscribers, and will
begin Sept. 1 for current Netflix customers.
With the new rates, Netflix isn’t changing the $8 monthly
price for an Internet streaming-only option.
However, instead of charging $2 more for a plan that also
offers one DVD at a time by mail, the company will charge $8
for a comparable DVD-only plan. That brings the total to $16
for customers who want both services.
Customers who want to rent up to two DVDs at a time with
streaming will pay $20 per month, or 33 percent more. Those
wanting three DVDs at a time with streaming will pay $24 per
month, or 20 percent more.
While the changes will help Netflix bring in more money to
cover rising costs it faces to cover buying and shipping discs
while licensing more content for its streaming library, they also
put off a number of subscribers — at least in the short term.
AP Medical Writer
ATLANTA — An AIDS drug already shown to help pre-
vent spread of the virus in gay men also works for heterosexual
men and women, two studies in Africa found. Experts called
it a breakthrough for the continent that has suffered most from
“These studies could help us to reach the tipping point in the
HIV epidemic,” said Michael Sidibe, executive director of the
United Nation’s AIDS program, in a statement Wednesday as
the study results were announced.
“This is really a game changer,” said Dr. Jared Baeten, the
University of Washington researcher who was a leader of one
of the studies.
The prevention drug is Truvada, a pill already on pharmacy
shelves to treat people with HIV. It’s made by Gilead Sciences
Inc. of Foster City, Calif. Another Gilead drug, Viread, was
also used in one of the two African studies.
Earlier research with Truvada found it prevented spread
of HIV to uninfected gay men. But experts were thrilled
Wednesday at the first compelling evidence that AIDS medica-
tions can prevent infection between men and women. The U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which gave advice
last fall for use of the preventive drugs among gays, is now
developing guidance for heterosexuals in this country.
At the same time, national and international health officials
said it’s far from clear how preventive use of these drugs will
play out. How many people would want to take a pill each day
to reduce their risk of HIV infection? Would they stick with it?
Would they become more sexually reckless?
Another issue: There already is a supply problem. In Africa,
6.6 million people are now on AIDS drugs, but 9 million
people who are eliible for the treatment are on a waiting list,
according to the World Health Organization. In the United
States, many state assistance programs that help people access
AIDS medications also have waiting lists.
The first of the new studies, run by the CDC, involved more
than 1,200 men and women in Botswana. About half took
Truvada each day. The other half got a fake pill.
An analysis of those who were believed to be regularly tak-
ing the pills found four of those on Truvada became infected
with HIV, compared to 19 on the dummy pill. That means
the drug lowered the risk of infection by roughly 78 percent,
researchers said.
The second study was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation and run by the University of Washington. It
involved more than 4,700 heterosexual couples in Kenya and
Uganda. In each couple, one partner had HIV and the other did
not. The uninfected were given either daily placebos or one of
the Gilead pills — Truvada or Viread.
The study found 13 HIV infections among those on
Truvada, 18 in those on Viread, and 47 of those on dummy
pills. So the medications reduced the risk of HIV infection by
62 percent to 73 percent, the researchers said.
“Our results provide clear evidence that this works in het-
erosexuals,” said Baeten, who co-chaired the study.
An independent review panel on Sunday said the benefit
was clear-cut and stopped handing out placebos, instead offer-
ing the preventive drugs. Essentially, they deemed it unethical
to withhold the medications from people who had been on
placebo, Baeten said.
In both studies, participants also were offered counseling
and free condoms, which may help explain the relatively low
overall infection rate.
The studies were to be announced at an AIDS conference
in Rome next week. But following the recommendation of the
review panel to the University of Washington study, both study
teams made hasty decisions to release the results.
Associated Press
NEW YORK — Walking home alone from day camp for
the first time, 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky disappeared.
A day-and-a-half search led police to the Brooklyn home of
a man seen on a surveillance video with the young Orthodox
Jewish child. They asked: Where is the boy?
The man nodded toward the kitchen, authorities said, where
blood stained the freezer door. Inside was the stuff of horror
films — severed feet, wrapped in plastic. In the refrigerator,
a cutting board and three bloody carving knives. A plastic
garbage bag with bloody towels was nearby.
“It is every parent’s worst nightmare,” Police Commissioner
Raymond Kelly said Wednesday, following the arrest of
35-year-old Levi Aron on a charge of second-degree murder.
Leiby disappeared Monday afternoon while on his way to
meet his mother on a street corner seven blocks from his day
camp, the first time the young Hasidic child was allowed to
walk the route alone. Authorities said he had evidently got-
ten lost after missing a turn, and had reached out to Aron, a
stranger, for help.
The gruesome killing shocked the tight-knit Hasidic commu-
nity in Borough Park, in part because it is one of the safest sec-
tions of the city and because Aron is himself an Orthodox Jew,
although not Hasidic. The Hasidim are ultra-Orthodox Jews.
“This is a no-crime area,” said state Assemblyman Dov
Hikind, whose district includes the area. “Everybody is abso-
lutely horrified,” he said. “Everyone is in total shock, beyond
belief, beyond comprehension ... to suddenly disappear and
then the details ... and the fact someone in the extended com-
munity ... it’s awful.”
While the medical examiner’s office said it was still inves-
tigating how the boy was killed, the body was released so
that the boy could be buried Wednesday evening according to
Jewish custom.
Thousands gathered around a Borough Park synagogue for
the funeral service. Speakers broadcast over a loudspeaker,
chanting and speaking in Yiddish and Hebrew. They stressed
the community’s resilience and unity after what one called an
unnatural death.
“This is not human,” said Moses Klein, 73, a retired caterer
who lives near the corner where the boy was last seen.
The break in the case came when investigators watched a
grainy video that showed the boy, wearing his backpack, get-
ting into a car with a man outside a dentist’s office. Detectives
tracked the dentist down at his home in New Jersey, and he
remembered someone coming to pay a bill. Police identified
Aron using records from the office, and 40 minutes later he
was arrested, shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday.
Aron told police where to find the rest of the body; it was
in pieces, wrapped in plastic bags, inside a red suitcase that
had been tossed into a trash bin in another Brooklyn neighbor-
hood, Kelly said.
Police said there was no evidence the boy was sexually
assaulted, but they would not otherwise shed any light on a
motive except to say Aron told them he “panicked” when he
saw photos of the missing boy on fliers that were distributed
in the neighborhood. Police were looking into whether Aron
had a history of mental illness.

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