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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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Delphos, Ohio
Telling The Tri-Countys Story Since 1869
Norway police slammed for slow
response, p2

Wild times in NFL, p6
Obituaries 2
State/Local 3
Politics 4
Community 5
Sports 6-7
Business 8
Classifieds 10
TV 11
National news 12
Hot, sunny
Thursday with
high in mid
90s and 30
percent chance
of show-
ers, storms. See page 2.
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Every house has a hole in it.
Delphos midget football
sign-ups planned
Sign-ups for the 2011
Delphos midget foot-
ball season will run from
6-7 p.m. Monday at the
Stadium Park shelterhouse.
This is for anyone
between ages 9-12 not
currently on a team.
You must be 9 by or on
Sept. 1 and no older than 12.
Try-outs will be from
6-7 p.m. Aug. 8-9 near
Stadium Park Diamond 4.
Contact Ron Ebbeskotte
at (419) 692-7191
with any questions.
Big Green Athletic
Boosters holding scramble
The Ottoville Big Green
Athletic Boosters are spon-
soring their 10th annual
Golf Outing Aug. 13 at the
Delphos Country Club.
The 4-person scramble for-
mat with a minimum team
handicap of 45 will begin
with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
The $260-per-team event
features 18 holes of golf and
a cart; drink tickets; dinner;
door prizes; long drive/clos-
est-to-the-pin/long putt priz-
es; a Skins game; and first-
and second-place awards.
An auction follows featur-
ing items from the Ohio State
University, the Cleveland
Browns, other area courses,
Budweiser and more.
Entry deadline is Monday.
Make checks (with team
contact name and e-mail
address) payable to: Golf
Outing, PO Box 512,
Ottoville, OH 45876.
TWC offers
movie at park
Time Warner Cable is
hosting a Family Fun Night
featuring Connect A Million
Minds at 7 p.m. Friday at
Stadium Park featuring the
movie Gnomeo & Juliet.
The event will have free
giveaways and families will
be able to win prizes as well
as learn more about Time
Warner Cables Connect
A Million Minds project.
The movie begins at 9
p.m. People are encour-
aged to bring blankets
and lawn chairs.
The events are free
and open to the public.
St. Peter holds
VBS this week
More than 70 children
have enjoyed The Big
Jungle Adventure: A
Faith Journey with
Jesus this week at St.
Peter Lutheran Church.
Above: Benhi Khabeb,
left, and Kathy Verhoff
teach children hand
gestures for a song. Left:
Ashlyn Schimmoeller, left,
Barbie Cross and Donnin
Riordan decorate noise-
makers. The program will
conclude with a pool party
District listens
to voters: trims
budget, changes
levy language
DELPHOS With the
failure of its permanent 1 per-
cent Earned Income Tax Levy
last fall, Delphos City Schools
Board of Education members
knew they had some work to
do to pass a levy to support
district operations.
Following meetings with
voters and a well-attend-
ed rally, board members
took what they learned and
trimmed budgets, laid off
teachers and restructured the
principal staff in what they
hope is a positive direction
as the district places a 5-year,
.5 percent Traditional Income
Tax Levy on Tuesdays bal-
We listened to our con-
stituency and made the chang-
es they seemed to want,
Superintendent Jeff Price
said Tuesday. We recon-
structed the levy, making it
a traditional instead of earned
income and we lowered it
from 1 percent to .5 percent.
The voters want to hold us
accountable. We live in an
age of accountability. Thats
fine, we want that, too.
Price said the .5 percent
may seem more attractive but
the reduced amount will not
allow for property tax relief
promised with the 1 percent
We can live with the .5
percent but voters have to
understand we cant go with
the lesser rate and give the
property tax relief we offered
with the former levy, Price
Another sticking point
expressed by voters was that
some people would be exclud-
ed from paying the earned
income tax like senior citi-
zens. The traditional income
tax draws revenue from all
income if the taxpayer files a
state tax form.
Board members also
worked to see a black bot-
tom line instead of red at
the end of each fiscal year
in the 5-year forecast with
Delphos City Schools
See LEVY, page 2
Rains, mudslides kill 32,
cause havoc in SKorea
By SAM KIM and
The Associated Press
SEOUL, South Korea
(AP) Walls of mud bar-
reling down a hill buried 10
college students sleeping in a
resort cabin and flash floods
submerged the streets and
subway stations in Seoul, kill-
ing at least 32 people today in
South Koreas heaviest rains
this year.
The students were engulfed
by a landslide in Chuncheon,
about 68 miles (110 kilome-
ters) northeast of Seoul, said
fire marshal Byun In-soo. A
married couple and a conve-
nience store owner also died.
Witnesses interviewed on
television said the landslide
sounded like a massive explo-
sion or a freight train. They
described people screaming
as buildings were carried
away by rivers of mud.
About 670 firefighters,
soldiers, police and oth-
ers rushed to rescue those
trapped and extract the dead
from the mud and wreckage
in Chuncheon, where 24 oth-
ers were injured and several
buildings destroyed.
In southern Seoul, 16 peo-
ple died when mud crashed
through homes at the foot
of a mountain, the National
Emergency Management
Agency said. Three others
also died after a stream just
south of the capital flooded,
and 10 people were reported
missing throughout the coun-
try, the agency said in a state-
Fast-moving mudwaters
filled the streets in Seoul
on today, sending residents
scrambling to the roofs of
their partially submerged
Water filled some subway
stations and spewed from
sewers. TV images showed
people in one flooded subway
station using shovels, brooms
and a wooden board in an
effort to keep more rain from
coming in.
Footage showed officials
rescuing hikers stranded on
mountainsides. People plod-
ded down streets covered
with knee-deep water, many
barefoot, their pants rolled
up. In Seouls center, cars
were restricted from entering
the lower part of a submerged
two-level bridge.
The heavy rain since
Tuesday left about 620 peo-
ple homeless and flooded 720
houses and about 100 vehi-
cles throughout South Korea,
the emergency management
agency said.
About 17 inches (440 mil-
limeters) of rain fell on Seoul
and more than 13 inches (340
millimeters) on Chuncheon
in the last two days, about 15
times more than the average
two-day rainfall at this time
of year, according to the state-
run Korea Meteorological
Weather officials said
another 10 inches (254 mil-
limeters) could fall in north-
ern South Korea, including
Seoul, through Friday.
Nancy Spencer photos
Stacy Taff photos
Summer Reading Program concludes at pool
The Delphos Public Librarys Summer Reading Program concluded Tuesday evening with
a pool party at the Delphos Municipal Swimming Pool for the participants and their families.
Childrens Librarian Denise Cressman expressed her gratitude to those who make the program
possible. We cant do this every year without the very generous people and organizations who
donate the funds, she said. Theyve been especially generous the last couple of years, knowing
we dont have the funds. Im also really grateful to my volunteers, who are there to herd the
children everywhere, glue this, unscrew that, or walk the kids to potty breaks.
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The Delphos
Vol. 142 No. 37
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Phillip K.
Delphos weather
Nov. 22, 1963-July 26, 2011
Phillip K. Hammond,
47, of Delphos, died at 2:20
p.m. Tuesday at Community
Health Professionals Inpatient
Hospice Center of Van Wert.
He was born Nov. 22,
1963, in Lima to David and
Glenna (Buzard) Hammond,
who preceded in death.
He was married to Debbie
Bosh, who survives in
Other survivors include
sisters Vicky Hammond and
Allison (Jack) Teeters of
Delphos and Cindy (Mitch)
Smith of Harrod; brother
Larry (Shirley) Hammond
of Delphos; children Robin,
Brian, Amelia and Alisha;
grandfather Tom Minnig; and
many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in
death by his brother, Edward
Mr. Hammond worked for
Ottoville ACME Machine and
was a member of St. John the
Evangelist Catholic Church, a
past member of the Delphos
Eagles, enjoyed motorcy-
cles, astronomy and his dog,
Funeral services begin
at 10 a.m. Friday at Harter
and Schier Funeral Home,
with burial following in
Resurrection Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-8
p.m. Thursday at the funeral
home, where a parish wake
begins at 7:30 p.m., and for
an hour prior to the service
Memorials are to help
cover funeral expenses.
By The Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, July
27, the 208th day of 2011.
There are 157 days left in
the year.
Todays Highlight in
On July 27, 1861, Union
Maj. Gen. George B.
McClellan took command of
the Army of the Potomac dur-
ing the Civil War. (McClellan
later became general-in-
chief of the Union Army
as well, but ended up being
relieved of his commands by
President Abraham Lincoln,
who was dissatisfied with his
On this date:
In 1789, President George
Washington signed a measure
establishing the Department
of Foreign Affairs, forerun-
ner of the Department of
In 1866, Cyrus W. Field
finished laying out the first
successful underwater tele-
graph cable between North
America and Europe (a pre-
vious cable in 1858 burned
out after only a few weeks
In 1909, during the first
official test of the U.S.
Armys first airplane, Orville
Wright flew himself and a
passenger, Lt. Frank Lahm,
above Fort Myer, Va., for
one hour and 12 minutes.
In 1921, Canadian
researcher Frederick Banting
and his assistant, Charles
Best, succeeded in isolating
the hormone insulin at the
University of Toronto.
In 1940, Bugs Bunny
made his official debut in
the Warner Bros. animated
cartoon A Wild Hare.
In 1953, the Korean
War armistice was signed
at Panmunjom, ending three
years of fighting.
In 1960, Vice President
Richard M. Nixon was nomi-
nated for president on the
first ballot at the Republican
national convention in
High temperature Tuesday
in Delphos was 87 degrees,
low was 64. High a year ago
today was 85, low was 62.
Record high for today is 99,
set in 1956. Record low is 50,
set in 1977.
EVANS, Jeffrey D., 48, of
Spencerville, memorial servic-
es will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday
at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral
Home in Spencerville. Burial
will follow in Spencerville
Cemetery. Friends may call
from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday
at the funeral home. Memorial
contributions may be made
to Sheri Evans, to be decided
HILTY, John David, 93,
of Columbus and formerly of
Spencerville, services will
begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday
at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral
Home in Spencerville, the
Rev. Kermit Welty offici-
ating. Burial will follow in
Spencerville Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8
p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the American Red
Cross, Allen County Chapter
in Lima.
BALDAUF, Kathleen
A., 59, of Delphos, Mass of
Christian Burial will begin at
1 p.m. Friday at St. John the
Evangelist Catholic Church,
the Rev. Melvin Verhoff offi-
ciating. Burial will be in St.
John Cemetery. Friends may
call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Thursday at Harter and Schier
Funeral Home, where a parish
wake will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may
be made to St. Johns Schools
or St. Ritas Hospice.
Associated Press
TONIGHT: Mostly clear.
Lows in the upper 60s. South
winds 5 to 10 mph.
THURSDAY: Very hot.
Mostly sunny with a 30 per-
cent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the
mid 90s. Southwest winds 5
to 15 mph.
Partly cloudy with a 30 per-
cent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the
mid 70s.
FRIDAY: Partly cloudy
with a 40 percent chance of
showers and storms. Highs in
the lower 90s.
SATURDAY: Partly cloudy
with a 30 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 70s. Highs
in the upper 80s.
SUNDAY: Mostly clear.
Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in
the upper 80s.
MONDAY: Mostly clear.
Lows in the lower 70s. Highs
in the lower 90s.
TUESDAY: Partly cloudy.
Highs in the lower 90s. Lows
in the upper 60s
These Ohio lotteries were
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Estimated jackpot: $63
Pick 3 Evening
Pick 4 Evening
Estimated jackpot: $111
Rolling Cash 5
Estimated jackpot:
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A boy was born July 26
to Scott and Hilary Gasser of
Fort Jennings.
Corn: $67.55
Wheat: $6.79
Beans: $13.86
Norway police slammed for
slow response to rampage
The Associated Press
OSLO, Norway When
Anders Behring Breivik
launched his assault on the
youth campers of Utoya
Island, he expected Norways
special forces to swoop down
and stop him at any minute.
Instead, Delta Force police
officers made the 25-mile
journey by car they have
no helicopter then had to
be rescued by a civilian craft
when their boat broke down
as it tried to navigate a one-
minute hop to the island.
It took police more than 90
minutes to reach the gunman,
who by then had mortally
wounded 68 people. Breivik
immediately dropped his
guns and surrendered, having
exceeded his wildest murder-
ous expectations.
As Oslos police force
sounds an increasingly
defensive note, international
experts said Tuesday that
Norways government and
security forces must learn
stark lessons from a massacre
made worse by a lackadaisi-
cal approach to planning for
Children were being
slaughtered for an hour and
a half and the police should
have stopped it much sooner,
said Mads Andenas, a law
professor at the University of
Oslo whose niece was on the
island and survived by hid-
ing in the bushes. One of his
students was killed.
Even taking all the extenuat-
ing circumstances into account,
it is unforgivable, he said.
These include the fact that
Breivik preceded his one-
man assault on the island
with a car bomb in the heart
of Oslos government center.
Authorities were focused on
helping survivors from that
blast as the first frantic calls
came in from campers hiding
from the gunman on Utoya,
northwest of Oslo.
Survivors said they strug-
gled to get their panicked pleas
heard because operators on
emergency lines were rejecting
calls not connected to the Oslo
bomb. When police finally
realized a gunman was shoot-
ing teens and 20-somethings
attending a youth retreat on
the island, Breivik had already
been hunting them down for
half an hour.
In a final act of bungling,
police on Monday revised the
island death toll down to 68,
after initially miscounting the
corpses at 86.
Breiviks lawyer, Geir
Lippestad, said Tuesday his
client was surprised he even
made it onto the island with-
out being stopped by police,
never mind that he was left
to fire his assault rifle and
handgun for so long.
The islands lone part-time
security guard was among the
first people he killed.
Police spokesman Johan
Fredriksen rebuffed criticism
Tuesday of the planning and
equipment failures, calling
such comments unworthy.
We can take a lot, were
professional, but we are also
human beings, he said.
International experts said
Norway must take a hard
look at a response system
apparently premised on the
assumption that the country
didnt face a credible risk
of terrorist attack, much less
a back-to-back bombing and
gun rampage.
That could be difficult
in a country renowned for a
culture of openness that has
led to jaw-dropping security
lapses in the past.
Norways most infamous
crimes before Friday involved
the 1994 and 2004 thefts of
artworks by its best-known
painter, Edvard Munch. In the
first theft, the robbers left their
ladder propped up against an
unlocked National Gallery
window and replaced
Munchs The Scream with
a mocking note: Thanks for
the poor security.
Fernando Reinares, former
senior anti-terrorism adviser
to the Spanish government,
said Fridays attacks point
to an astonishing failure in
police intelligence. He said
a competent anti-terrorist
agency would have identi-
fied Breivik before he struck
because of his purchases of
bomb-making ingredients
and specialist weaponry.
Children were
being slaugh-
tered for an hour
and a half and
the police should
have stopped it
much sooner.
Even taking all
the extenuating
into account, it is
Mads Andenas,
law professor at the
University of Oslo
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$700,000 in cuts to the
upcoming 2011-12 budget
and beyond. Reductions
include the institution of pay-
to-participate for extra-cur-
ricular activities; cutting two
custodian positions; absorb-
ing shuttle services into
existing routes; cutting two
library aides, two elementary
teachers, one vo-ag teach-
er, the Family Consumer
Science teacher, a half-time
music teacher and computer
applications teacher; elimi-
nating the athletic direc-
tor position, transportation
supervisor, safety service
director and lunchroom and
recess monitor at Franklin
Elmentary. Other cost-saving
measures for the upcom-
ing school include retire/
rehire Mark Fuerst twinning
principal duties at Franklin
and Landeck elementaries.
Landeck classes have also
been modified to include
grades 1-5 instead of 1-6.
Teachers also helped the
bottom line in June when
they approved a base sal-
ary freeze and increased their
own insurance contributions.
Price said the most recent
cuts have affected Jefferson
High School the most.
High school students are
feeling the cuts to a greater
degree than other students,
Price said. We have had to
eliminate the block schedul-
ing due to a limited faculty
and students have lost elec-
tives like French. They are
also taking several courses
online like personal finance
instead of in a classroom set-
Price said that if the levy
fails, more reductions would
have to be made.
We run a very tight ship.
If any operating levies go
down, cuts would have to be
made. We depend on these
levies for operations. Its not
to pay our teachers more or
give anyone a raise. Its to
keep what we have, Price
Items up for reinstate-
ment include a Franklin
fourth grade teacher and the
transportation supervisor and
elimination of the payment
of extra-curricular mile-
age for both St. Johns and
Jefferson programs.
Price said voters should
remember the elections out-
come will affect both Delphos
schools, either positively or
If the levy is passed, we
will reinstate some of the
needed services that benefit
both the public and non-pub-
lic schools, he said. We
have two school districts
here and both their success
depends on the communitys
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011 The Herald 3
Help wanted?
Its hard to believe that
even during challenging eco-
nomic times, there are
numerous employers
across our state with
vacant jobs that they
cant fill.
According to the
State of Ohio, there
are as many as 70,000
open positions for
which Ohio compa-
nies are unable to find
qualified workers.
America has a
unique opportunity to address
the skills gap that prevents
hardworking Americans from
finding good jobs and pro-
hibits eager-to-grow compa-
nies from hiring the skilled
workers needed to expand.
Many of these employers are
in high-growth industries like
biotechnology, clean energy,
information systems, and
advanced manufacturing. The
skills gap denies workers new
opportunities and undermines
our nations economic com-
How can we close the
skills gap? We can start by
going directly to the source of
Ohios economic might: our
skilled workers and innova-
tive businesses.
Since 2007, I have con-
vened more than 170 round-
table discussions at
small businesses,
manufacturing plants,
schools, houses of
worship, and com-
munity centers in all
of Ohios 88 coun-
ties. During these lis-
tening sessions, Ive
heard about local
challenges and pos-
sible solutions from
community and busi-
ness leaders, workers, and
entrepreneurs on ways to
strengthen Ohios economy.
With guidance from local
communities, Im working
to pass legislation to fill the
gap between available jobs
and our nations workforce. It
starts by tailoring local work-
force development efforts to
meet the needs of local busi-
nesses in a regional cluster.
Look at the economic devel-
opment generated around
Massachusetts Route 128,
which is now a haven for high-
tech businesses. Californias
Silicon Valley is another suc-
cess story. In each of these
places, businesses were able
to take advantage of a local-
ly-based and highly-trained
workforce. Over time, these
areas have only continued to
leverage existing resources to
attract more businesses and
The Strengthening
Employment Clusters to
Organize Regional Success
Act would use existing fed-
eral funds to provide grants to
community partnerships that
align job training to the avail-
ability of jobs in the com-
If were going to attract
new employers to Ohio, we
need to ensure that local
workforce development
efforts support the needs of
local industries.
Heres what SECTORS
would do: connect eager-to-
work, soon-to-be-employees
with workforce development
resources, including com-
munity colleges, workforce
boards, local businesses, and
emerging industries.
Several regions in Ohio
have already taken a lead
on establishing these sector-
based strategies.
Sector partnerships
have formed around health
care from the Northern
Ohio Health, Science and
Innovation Coalition to
training programs that serve
Ohios renowned health care
Ohio is home to the
emerging biotechnology and
biosciences industry, led by
BioOhio and Ohios network
of cutting edge entrepreneurs
and world-class college and
university research organiza-
tions, including The Ohio State
University, Case Western
Reserve University, and
Cleveland State University.
Theres an Ohio sector for
shipbuilding and mechanics,
led by the WSOS Community
Action in northwest Ohio.
Weve seen leadership
for manufacturing and con-
struction training, led by the
Greater Cincinnati Workforce
What will these partner-
ships mean for our state?
North Carolinas Research
Triangle and Floridas tour-
ism industry are good
examples of states that have
strengthened sectors to bol-
ster regional economic devel-
opment. These are successful
clusters that build around a
skilled labor force. Ohio can
be just as strategic in pursuing
new economic development
opportunities and providing
new workforce skills train-
And the results will help to
improve our states infrastruc-
ture and create new jobs.
According to a multi-year,
random assignment impact
study conducted by a non-
partisan and nonprofit pub-
lic interest research group,
participants in sectorbased
training programs had higher
earnings compared to other
workers. According to the
report, sector-based workers
averaged 18.3 percent higher
earnings about $4,500 more
than a control group during
the 24-month period of the
Ohio has no shortage of
eager, hardworking potential
employees. The SECTORS
Act creates partnerships
between educators, indus-
try, and workforce training
boards to ensure that work-
ers have the right skills to
get hired in high-tech, good-
paying jobs. And by ensuring
a skilled, local workforce, we
can attract employers in high-
growth industries.
Lets move Ohio toward sector-based job-creation
Supermans famous S insig-
nia will grace specialty license
plates in Ohio if a nonprofit
society formed to honor the
comic superheros creators has
its way.
The license plate proposed
by the Siegel and Shuster
Society also would contain the
legend Ohio Birthplace of
Superman was created in
Cleveland by Jerry Siegel and
Joe Shuster when they were
teenagers in the 1930s.
Superman is an inter-
national icon, and everyone
needs to know that it started
right here, society member
Irving Fine told The Plain
Dealer of Cleveland.
Fine is a first cousin of
Siegel. Both of Supermans
co-creators have died.
The society needs to collect
at least 500 names on petitions
as a first step.
Group wants
special Superman
license plate
in Ohio
BRYAN (AP) The sale
of a northwest Ohio diner
includes its iconic sign, which
would look familiar to fans of
the old TV sitcom Alice.
The sign outside Lesters
Diner in Bryan features a
neon coffee cup that says 14
OUNCE CUP and appears to
be pouring out a stream of cof-
fee that takes the shape of an
arrow. The Blade newspaper of
Toledo reports the sign inspired
one for Mels Diner on Alice,
which starred Linda Lavin and
aired in the 1970s and 80s.
Former president James A.
Garfield will be memorial-
ized on money when a coin
bearing his face is unveiled
at his former Mentor home in
The Plain Dealer reports
Garfield will join Ohioans
Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford
B. Hayes in 2011s crop of $1
coins. The coins are part of a
2007 project by the U.S. Mint
to commemorate presidents in
the order they served.
Republican U.S. Rep. Steve
LaTourette says the Nov. 17
ceremony will honor Garfield,
Mentor and its residents.
LaTourette serves the northeast
Ohio area Garfield represented
in Congress for 18 years.
Garfield was the nations
20th president.
Diner sold, coffee-cup sign used for Alice
Former President Garfeld
coin to launch at Ohio home
A minority may be right, and a majority is always wrong.
Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian dramatist and poet (1828-1906)
4 The Herald Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Moderately confused
of View
One Year Ago
Tony Wiechart, son of Bill and Jan Wiechart of Delphos,
has been selected to sing with the 48th edition of the All-Ohio
State Fair Youth Choir. Wiechart will be one of the 200 high
school singers from all points of Ohio who will sing with the
choir at the 12-day Ohio State Fair held Wednesday through
Aug. 8.
25 Years Ago 1986
Edna Jane Nolte of Delphos has been elected to a
two-year term as national First Vice Regent of the Catholic
Daughters of the Americas, the worlds largest organization
of Catholic women. Nolte has held virtually every elected
position in her local CDA organization, Court Delphos No.
707, and served six years each as vice regent and state regent
for Ohio.
The community of Continental will be celebrating its
100th birthday Aug. 1-3, with a full schedule of events. Some
of the events included are a box social, teen dance, craft and
flea market, teen Olympics, a fireworks display, parade, beard
judging contest, and a hot air balloon ascension. A time cap-
sule, which is to be opened on Aug. 4, 2036, will be buried at
Sparling (City) Park on North Main St.
The eighth annual Spencerville Canal Stop 10,000-meter
run will be Aug. 2 at Spencerville. Trophies will be awarded
the first three male and two female finishers. Also receiving
trophies will be the first four placers in each age group (plus
awards to 25 percent of each age group).
50 Years Ago 1961
Phyllis Schimmoeller of Ottoville, was first place winner
in the senior girls division of the 4-H County Safety Speaking
contest held in Ottawa, and Gerald McOwen of Pandora,
placed first in the senior boys division. Both are now eligible
to enter the district contest which will be held in Kalida on
Aug. 3.
The Bankers Handicap program held Tuesday
Ladies Day at the Delphos Country Club drew a host of
women golfers to take part in the event. Pin Play day was
also observed. Prizes in the Bankers handicap were awarded
to Mrs. Robert Wegesin with low score, and to Mrs.
Hubert Calvelage and Mrs. Arnold Scott, who tied for sec-
ond prize.
Two Delphos girls, members of Trinity Methodist Church,
are attending the Girls School of Missions at Lakeside, Ohio
this week. Those attending from Delphos are Gail Miller,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Miller, and Judy Swallow,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bruns.
75 Years Ago 1936
A meeting of the 4-H clubs of District No. 6 was held at
the Middle Point school house. Officers were elected at this
meeting as follows: President, Donald Capper; vice president,
J. G. Hitchcock; secretary, Mabel Kerns; treasurer, A. Herns
and reporter, Mildred Warnecke.
In a race conducted at Severs Quarry Sunday afternoon,
Pauline Schwinnen was successful and was awarded the prize.
The quarry was a popular gathering Sunday, the hot weather
and the special event bringing out a large crowd of people.
Many Delphos people went to the quarry for a swim on that
The Waterworks Park horseshoe league will open
tonight at the par courts with team No. 1 and team No.
2 fighting for honors. Members of team one are Carl
Erickson, Raymond Limbrecht, Point, Omar Erickson and
Clark Thompson, substitute. Team two is composed of Carl
Gladen, Don Irick, Gerald Will, Gene Rice, with Bernard Will
as a substitute.
Lawmakers dug in Tuesday
for what is shaping up to be a
protracted fight over legislation
necessary to end a partial shut-
down of the Federal Aviation
Administration even as the eco-
nomic and social consequences
of the shutdown widened.
Transportation Secretary
Ray LaHood said he was
unaware of any negotiations
to end the legislative stalemate
between the House and Senate
that permitted the FAAs oper-
ating authority to expire at
midnight on Friday.
The administration hopes to
persuade House Republicans
to reach a compromise by pub-
licizing the airport projects that
have been halted and workers
that have been laid off in their
districts due to the shutdown,
he told The Association Press
in an interview.
Thus far, theres been no
movement, but he remains
hopeful, LaHood said.
The FAA has furloughed
nearly 4,000 workers, stopped
the processing of about $2.5
billion in airport construction
grants, and issued stop work
orders to construction and
other contractors on more than
150 projects, from airport tow-
ers to runway safety lights.
The agency issued dozens
more stop work orders on
Tuesday. At least hundreds,
and perhaps thousands, of pri-
vate sector workers have been
Its frustrating, said Mike
MacDonald, regional vice
president of an FAA union
representing nearly 1,200
engineers, architects, techni-
cians and other workers who
have been furloughed. Why
are we being used as pawns
in this political game that has
nothing to do with us?
Most of his unions mem-
bers are like me middle-
aged with mortgages, kids in
college and car loans, said
MacDonald, 54, who has also
been laid off. Its scary.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg,
D-N.J., said hes concerned
that Washington officials and
the public have been so focused
on the national debt crisis, that
the FAA shutdown which
is unrelated isnt receiving
the attention it deserves.
Associated Press
Neither the House nor the
Senate has a clear path for-
ward for must-pass legisla-
tion to allow the government
to continue to borrow to pay
its bills, putting lawmakers
and financial markets alike on
edge less than a week before
the deadline for heading off
the nations first-ever default.
House Speaker John
Boehner was forced late
Tuesday to postpone a floor
vote on his plan, which origi-
nally had been scheduled for
today, after nonpartisan con-
gressional scorekeepers said
the proposal would cut spend-
ing less than advertised. He
promised to rewrite the mea-
sure, but the move means the
House cant vote on it until
Thursday at the earliest.
Boehner, R-Ohio, needs
to do more than pump up
the legislation. He needs to
shore up his standing with tea
party-backed conservatives
demanding deeper spending
cuts to accompany an almost
$1 trillion increase in the
governments borrowing cap.
Many conservatives already
had promised to oppose it.
We need more dras-
tic cuts, said Rep. Jason
Chaffetz, R-Utah. I cant sup-
port it in its current form.
Im searching for a path
toward yes but having a diffi-
cult time finding it, said Rep
Bill Huizenga, R-Mich.
Unless he can wrestle
the situation under control,
Boehner risks losing leverage
in his dealing with President
Barack Obama and Democrats
controlling the Senate.
Boehners plan was not
winning converts among some
stalwart conservatives. It
prompted Senate Democratic
leader Harry Reid to declare
that the bill was destined to
fail in the Senate and it drew
a White House veto threat.
But it was framing the debate
over how to reduce long-term
deficits while raising the debt
Tuesdays Congressional
Budget Office analysis said
the GOP measure would cut
the deficit by about $850 bil-
lion over 10 years, not the
$1.2 trillion originally prom-
ised. Even more embarrassing
was a CBO finding that the
measure, which would pro-
vide a $900 billion increase
in the nations borrowing cap,
would generate just a $1 bil-
lion deficit cut over the com-
ing year.
Boehners plan would cou-
ple budget savings gleaned
from 10 years of curbs on
agency budgets with a two-
track plan for increasing the
governments borrowing cap
by up to $2.7 trillion. The
first increase of $900 billion
would take effect immediate-
ly; the second increase could
be awarded only after the rec-
ommendations of a special
bipartisan congressional panel
are enacted into law.
The White House says
Boehners measure would
reopen the delicate and crucial
debt discussions to unend-
ing political pressure during
next years campaigns and
risk more uncertainty in the
The White House promised
to veto Boehners measure
if it were to reach Obamas
Its unlikely to come to
that. Reid, D-Nev., promised
the measure would never make
it through the Democratic-
controlled Senate.
Reid held back on forc-
ing a vote on his competing
measure, which he unveiled
Monday to poor reviews
from Republicans like Senate
Minority Leader Mitch
McConnell of Kentucky.
Reid appears to hope that
his measure, which promises
$2.7 trillion in spending cuts
and would increase the debt
limit enough to keep the gov-
ernment afloat past the 2012
elections, could emerge as
the last viable option standing
and could be modified with
input from Republicans.
Those same Republicans
blasted Reids bill for $1
trillion in war-related sav-
ings they say are phony. But
McConnell is emerging as a
key figure in the endgame,
and he sounded a concilia-
tory note in an appearance
Associated Press
Hussein Ibrahim al-Tikriti
has a name and a resume that
can create a lot of enemies
in Iraq.
A native of Saddam
Husseins hometown and a
translator for American and
British security companies,
the 31-year-old hoped to
find safety by moving to the
United States under a pro-
gram designed to help Iraqis
whove risked their lives for
the U.S. government.
But like many other
would-be refugees, al-Tikriti
has been stuck in limbo amid
a sharp tightening in secu-
rity checks for entry to the
United States. Obama admin-
istration officials say stricter
controls were necessary after
investigators discovered
that a former insurgent and
another Iraqi illegally entered
the U.S. as refugees and then
attempted to send weapons
and money to al-Qaida.
The result has been a dra-
matic decline in the number
of Iraqis allowed to move to
the U.S. this year.
Those two persons have
harmed Iraqis more than the
Americans, al-Tikriti told
The Associated Press in a
telephone interview. The U.S.
should recognize that his case
is separate and that most
Iraqi refugees want to live in
peace, he pleaded.
The enhanced security
clearance process has delayed
hundreds and perhaps thou-
sands of Iraqi visa applica-
tions. One U.S. official
stressed that resettlement
isnt completely frozen
and that accepted applica-
tions have started to perk up
after plummeting in the first
half of 2011. Another official
acknowledged that numbers
are down by a significant fac-
tor, though the process is
getting faster.
The delays have affected
all types of Iraqi visa appli-
cations, said the officials,
speaking on condition of ano-
nymity to discuss confidential
security changes.
The vast majority of Iraqis
apply for resettlement on
grounds of religious persecu-
tion or to be reunited with fam-
ily members. Yet some, like
al-Tikriti, seek entry through
the special immigrant visa
created by Congress in 2006
and expanded two years later
as a reward for translators and
others whove worked with
the U.S. government or con-
tractors. Only 156 Iraqis and
209 of their family members
have been granted these visas
since October. More than
2,000 Iraqis made it through
during fiscal year 2010.
Altogether, more than
54,000 Iraqis have resettled
in the U.S. over the last five
years. There have been few
problems, but officials say
flaws in the process were
exposed last year while under-
cover federal investigators
zeroed in on two men who
were mistakenly admitted as
refugees from Iraq in 2009.
Waad Ramadan Alwan,
30, and Mohanad Shareef
Hammadi, 23, were arrested
in May and charged with con-
spiring to send weapons and
money to al-Qaida in Iraq.
The FBI said that Alwan also
spoke of setting roadside
explosives in Iraq from 2003
through 2006 and that inves-
tigators found his fingerprints
on an unexploded bomb.
The men remain jailed
awaiting trial in Kentucky,
while the case has become
a sensitive political issue.
Sen. Mitch McConnell of
Kentucky has pressed the
Obama administration to
send the men to the Navy-run
prison at Guantanamo Bay,
Cuba, for a military trial, but
Attorney General Eric Holder
has defended the plan to try
them in civilian courts.
The failure that allowed
Alwan and Hammadi to enter
the U.S. wasnt the result
of incompetence, the offi-
cials stressed. They said that
applicants werent being vet-
ted against all information
sources and that the process
needed to be updated to take
into account evolving threats.
As a result, Iraqis now face
lengthier waits.
The system was fixed in
December 2010, according to
officials, and thats when al-
Tikriti filed his application.
Michael Gerson, who knows
a thing or two about presi-
dential speeches, says that
President Barack Obamas
Monday night address to the
nation about the debt ceil-
ing really wasnt about any-
thing at all. The president
was merely getting a jump on
the blame game rather than
advancing a new argument or
reframing the debate.
Gerson, chief speechwriter
for George W. Bush, may
know of what he speaks, but
I respectfully beg to differ.
Obama wasnt just blaming,
though he did plenty of that.
He was also clearly audition-
ing for his post-presidential
Act II as a Fox News com-
mentator. How else to explain
the sudden injection into his
lexicon of the words fair
and balanced?
As we enter the whirlwind
of the 2012 presidential elec-
tion cycle, Obama is distanc-
ing himself from hope and
change, a campaign slogan
that requires exhausting emo-
tion and radical movement,
and shifting to a homey,
market-tested message that, if
cable news is your guide, res-
onates better in the American
Forget the polls. Show me
the ratings!
Obama mentioned the
word balanced seven times,
including thrice in one para-
graph about his balanced
approach. Hes just a com-
promising, Henry Clay sort
of fellow, while those Richie
Riches on the other side of the
aisle are obstruction-loving,
average-American haters.
(Im translating here.)
The word fair made four
appearances. Obama is just
trying to be fair by asking
the richest Americans (who
already pay all the taxes) to
pay their fair share. This
may, indeed, be necessary in
the final analysis, but demon-
izing the wealthy, putting
the family of four that earns
$250,000 in the same cat-
egory as billionaires is disin-
genuous and hardly the way
to cooperative, compassion-
ate hearts.
He also mentioned
Ronald Reagan and Thomas
Jefferson. Obama long ago
recognized the power of
dropping Reagans name, and
Reagan did say many reason-
able things that hard-righters
wouldnt love today. For that
matter, hard-righters wouldnt
even nominate Reagan today,
but why mess with a good
myth as long as its still work-
ing on the stump?
As Gerson pointed out,
a presidential address to the
nation is a chosen and deliber-
ate political act. Obama may
have failed to bestir hearts by
focusing mostly on the other
teams unwillingness to play
on his terms, but he was assur-
edly acting deliberately.
It was a political maneu-
ver, pure and simple.
The notion that only the
White House has been trying
to make this sucker float and
the Republicans have only
been trying to rip off poor
people is of course nonsense.
But Obama effectively deliv-
ered this message in his usual
calm, unruffled, patient, Obi-
Wan way. A casual news con-
sumer might have wondered
what the heck is wrong with
those selfish Republicans.
Alas, House Speaker
John Boehner, who followed
Obama with a speech of his
own (and did sound like
the dental hygienist needed
to give him a quick rinse),
didnt help matters. Whatever
else he may have said, the
words that stuck just eight
days before the U.S. defaults
on its loans, were: That is
just not going to happen.
Boehner was referring to the
sad truth that the president
wants a blank check.
What happened to all that
bonhomie? The golf sum-
mit? The bipartisanship and
cooperation? Monday nights
dueling speeches were pur-
poseful, all right. They were
a stakeout and Obamas was
for 2012. Fair and balanced?
You decide.

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6 p.m. Shepherds of
Christ Associates meet in the St.
Johns Chapel.
7 p.m. Bingo at St. Johns
Little Theatre.
9-11 a.m. The Delphos
Canal Commission Annex
Museum, 241 N. Main St., is
11:30 a.m. Mealsite at
Delphos Senior Citizen Center,
301 Suthoff Street.
5-7 p.m. The Interfaith
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9 a.m.-noon Interfaith
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located at the east edge of the
St. Johns High School parking
lot, is open.
10 a.m to 2 p.m. Delphos
Postal Museum is open.
12:15 p.m. Testing of
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July 28
Trent Lee Teman
Gwen Leigh Teman
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Callie Shawhan
Family busy with summer chores
It is lunch time and Verena
and I have the laundry hang-
ing out on the line. The lines
are all filled and we have to
wait until some of the clothes
are dry to hang the last basket
full of clothing. Our
laundry seems extra
big today. With the
hot weather every-
one likes to shower
more than once a
day making for a
lot of extra wash.
Daughters Loretta
and Lovina washed
the breakfast dish-
es and swept the
floors. The boys
started with sweeping and
mopping the basement. I
need to write the column so
I told the children they can
have some free time. It makes
it a little quieter for me to
concentrate. While I am writ-
ing this, the younger ones are
outside riding their bicycles.
Meanwhile, my husband Joe
is putting in another day at
the factory.
Daughters Elizabeth, 17,
and Susan, 15, are detassel-
ing corn which they are doing
for several weeks this sum-
mer. (Editors note: corn-
detasseling helps the process
of cross-pollination) They put
in some long hours last week.
It was a very hot and humid
week. I think the girls were
starting to get worn out.
On Saturday, they left at
6 a.m. and didnt get home
until 5:30 p.m. They were
ready to shower and rest after
they came home.
Our hay has been cut for
the second time this year. It
was long past due to be cut. It
was actually ready for its cut-
ting while we were in Florida
but it was just so hot. We still
hope to get in another cutting
yet this year.
Son Joseph had his 9th
birthday yesterday, July 24.
We celebrated with grilled
hamburgers and grilled zuc-
chini and also campfire pota-
toes, which I will share the
recipe for at the end of this
column. We had a cake with
nine candles for him to blow
Sister Emma also had a
birthday last Tuesday, July
19, which makes her 38 years
We are manag-
ing to gradually
get some weeds
pulled in the gar-
den. I just could
not get much done
out there with the
heat last week. I
did get some green
beans canned. The
boys picked the
beans and helped
me clean up. I have
plenty of cucumbers picked
to make a batch of freezer
This is the last week of
July so we want to pull our
onions and get them hung up
to dry. I always like to get
my onions out before Aug.
1. Also the red potatoes are
ready to be dug.
Daughter Verena will
have surgery on her foot on
Aug. 10. Doctors will also
do a muscle biopsy. We hope
and pray the surgery will be a
great success. She still doesnt
have any feeling in her right
foot and her leg. Otherwise
she is doing very and still not
having the post-concussions
anymore. I cannot thank God
enough that she has healed
this much already.
Jacob, Emma, and Steven,
along with Joe, Kevin and I
attended the funeral of our
Aunt Katherine. She will be
greatly missed. Although not
for this reason it was nice to
see my Dads 9 other sib-
lings again. All were present
except Uncle Jake was unable
to be there. Also we were
glad to see all of the cousins
that were able to be there.
We have missed out on the
Coblentz reunions for proba-
bly the last 5 years. So, it has
been awhile since I have seen
some of my Coblentz cous-
ins. It was hard to believe
how their children have all
On the way home, we hap-
pened to go past the Enos
Schwartz place so we stopped
to say hi. Enoss family used
to live in Berne, Indiana, in
the same church district as
Joe and Jacob. Enos was also
Jacobs school teacher.
We asked for directions
to Joes Uncle Ben and Aunt
Margarets and stopped in
there for a visit, too.
We continue to enjoy
fresh goodies from the gar-
den. On Friday evening, we
all enjoyed sweet corn. Joe
wants to prepare some corn
on the grill soon, it makes
for a nice, juicy roasted corn.
Joe removes the husks and
the silk and then puts the
husks back on before grilling.
Joes Dad would always cook
corn in a big black kettle. He
would boil the corn with the
husks still on. We all went
over there for dinner once
and my Dad said that was the
best sweet corn he had ever
had tasted fixed that way in
the kettle.
Yesterday we had home-
made biscuits for breakfast,
along with eggs, potatoes
and bacon. In addition to
the sweet corn, we are enjoy
diced jalapenos from our gar-
den. We enjoy dicing them
and putting them on about
I will share the recipe for
campfire potatoes which I
tried last night. I used fresh
red potatoes from our gar-
5 medium potatoes,
washed and sliced thinly
2 tablespoons minced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 t abl espoons
Worchestershire sauce
1 small onion sliced
6 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup shredded cheddar
1/3 cup chicken broth
Place all ingredients in
double aluminum foil and
seal edges well. Put on top
rack of grill over medium
coals. Close lid and cook
30 to 40 minutes or until
6 The Herald Wednesday, July 27, 2011
No walk-off magic for Indians in 2-1 loss
So, the National
Football League and
its Players Association/
Guild/Trade Association
ad infinitum have
signed a 10-year collec-
tive bargaining agree-
Gosh and all they
had to do was hit each
over the head with sledgehammers to do it or have the fans
threaten a pox on both their houses if they didnt!
The NFL teams and their players are ready to get back to
work in earnest for the 2011 season.
I have a thought; what if the fans decide that they are going
to stage a lockout?
For example, the regular prices that are paid for exhibition
games could fans note their displeasure the only way owners
might understand; in the pocketbook?
Would that be one way to let both sides know they are dis-
pleased at least for a time that we dont appreciate the
posturing and other baloney they have put us through these last
few months?
I understand its part of the game but with so many people
still unemployed or underemployed and all the shenanigans
going on in our nations capital, were we actually in the mood
to have this great game held hostage by billionaires fighting
with millionaires?
An aside here: I find it interesting that the sides especially
some, though not all, of the players have spent the last four
months calling each other every (bad) name in the book and now
act all nicey-nice towards each other.
Back to the soap box!
I wonder if there is a possibility that fans in Cincinnati, for
example, might decide to lock themselves out during the regular
season? Or Dallas?
Or will ratings be down at least in the early part of the
regular season that isnt accounted for by nice weather?
I am not suggesting that this should or will happen I
just think that, as fans, we have to do something to let the
powers-that-be know they cant get away with this bullhockey
Things have changed and I am not sure they will ever return
to normal again.
It could also be a pre-emptive strike toward the National
Basketball Association and its Players Association that if this
can happen in the real Americas Pastime, pro football, than it
can sure as hecklydarn happen in the NBA.
It might be just what those two sides who seem to be dig-
ging in for a long siege need to get their heads out of the ...
sand and actually start talking to each other instead of threaten-
ing to go overseas or to Mars and play.
As well, this might be a warning shot toward the National
Hockey League and its PA, though and I know that my
friend and colleague, Dave Boninsegna, will probably no longer
consider me a friend for writing this because he is Canadian at
heart (he wants to retire there) and loves the rink! I am sure
that there are nearly as many fans of the ice as there are of the
gridiron or the court.
With baseballs collective bargaining agreement also up at
the end of 2011 ...
Now comes the most important part of the season
Fantasy Football!
Do you realize that we fantasy players now have less than a
month to decide who we are going to keep on our rosters in
keeper leagues and who will be on our draft boards?
A shortened free-agency period will make things even more
As if life isnt tough enough!!
The good thing is I wont have to pick just college games for
my Pigskin Picks!
We have pro football
now what about the rest?
The Associated Press
The free agency free-for-all
has begun, mostly with obscure
names from the college ranks.
It will get wilder.
Contract negotiations for
free agents and draft picks
started Tuesday, with draftees
able to sign right away. The
big names among veterans
Nnamdi Asomugha, Santonio
Holmes, Matt Hasselbeck
cant sign until Thursday, but
their agents are negotiating
deals right now.
Throw in dozens of players
who will be cut, such as Dallas
receiver Roy Williams and
Baltimore tight end Todd Heap,
which officially cant hap-
pen until Thursday,
and its organized
chaos, according to
Colts general man-
ager Chris Polian.
Its a lot of stress,
work, preparation.
But its what we all look for-
ward to. Its our playoffs and
our Super Bowl, agent Peter
Schaffer said.
Indeed, several agents said
they didnt expect to sleep
Tuesday as the NFL reopened
for business after 4 1/2 months.
In addition to their clients
already in the league who are
unrestricted or restricted free
agents, they will have veter-
ans released. And they are
trying to set up youngsters,
such as college starters safety
Winston Venable of Boise
State (Chicago) and quarter-
back Jerrod Johnson of Texas
A&M (Philadelphia), with
teams after they were passed
over in Aprils draft.
I always have a lot of guys
in that category, and its been
absolutely nuts, said agent Joe
Linta, who placed Michigan
State tight end Charlie Gantt
with the Chiefs and Cal receiver
Jeremy Ross with the Patriots
on Tuesday. He also fielded
calls from a dozen teams for
Utah defensive tackle Sealver
Siliga before he signed with
San Francisco.
There are times when you
are fielding four or five calls at
once, added Linta. Multiply,
say, 10 guys you are trying to
get signed by maybe three to
10 teams interested ... you do
the math.
The math adds up to hun-
dreds of transactions in a few
days, as opposed to a few
weeks had there not been a 4
1/2-month labor stoppage.
I think the best way to
say it is whatever you can
imagine, its probably worse
than that, Cardinals coach
Ken Whisenhunt said. There
is multitasking at its most furi-
Normally, teams would
bring in players to visit their
facilities, have them work
out and take physicals, per-
haps even attend meetings and
speak with potential future
teammates. Some of that might
happen in the next few days,
particularly for a
high-profile player
such as Asomugha.
Most of it wont.
I think all of the
guys realize this is
going to be a whole
new world, agent
Jordan Woy said. Most said,
Listen, the bottom line is the
team Im with I like. If some-
body out there is really inter-
ested, if they come with a great
offer up front, then well look
into that.
They realize theyre going
to have to make quicker, prob-
ably less-informed deci-
sions than they have in
the past. Theyre just
going to have to do best
they can.
So are the teams.
Sure, all 32 clubs have
had more than enough extra
time to watch video and dis-
sect the games of every free
agent on the market. Maybe
thats not such a great think;
overanalysis has destroyed the
chances of many an NFL team
through the years.
And now theres the added
element of all those vets being
In this climate, anythings
possible, said Ravens coach
John Harbaugh, whose team
will release Heap, receiver
Derrick Mason and running
back Willis McGahee. You
may have an opportunity to
bring some of those guys back.
You may not. It just depends
on how things shake out the
next couple of days.
What also might shake
out: shorter contracts. Teams
might not be comfortable with
long-term deals (the five- and
six-year varieties) in this post-
lockout climate. The big bucks
could be there, but not for as
many seasons.
Being a free agent in 2011
doesnt necessarily mean that
those players will all sign
lucrative long-term deals,
said agent Ben Dogra, who
represents soon-to-be former
Cowboy Williams. You will
see more short-term deals than
ever before. Agents will have
to project into free agency of
2012 as much as this year.
At least in 2012, things will
return to normality.
Bengals wont trade Carson
Palmer: Bengals owner Mike Brown
insisted on Tuesday that he wont
trade quarterback Carson Palmer, who
wants to leave one of the NFLs least-
successful franchises.
Palmer, who has four years left on
his contract, told the team in January
that he would retire if hes not traded.
The Bengals have only two winning
seasons in the last 20 years, one of
the worst stretches of futility in league
Brown said the club will move
on without its franchise quarterback.
The Bengals plan to hold their first
training camp workout Saturday in
Georgetown, Ky.
I honestly like Carson Palmer,
Brown said. He was a splendid player
for us. Hes a good person. I wish
him well. And he is retired. That is his
choice. ... Im not expecting him to be
Asked why he wouldnt
trade Palmer and get some
draft picks in return, Brown
said it was a matter of prin-
Carson signed a con-
tract. He made a commit-
ment. He gave his word,
Brown said. We relied on his
word. We relied on his com-
mitment. We expected him to perform
here. Hes going to walk away from his
commitment. We arent going to reward
him for doing it.
Brown has traditionally taken a
hard line on players trying to leave.
Receiver Chad Ochocinco unsuccess-
fully lobbied for a trade three years ago,
but Brown refused. Ochocinco has one
year left on his deal, but is hoping to be
released in the next few weeks.
Brown and coach Marvin Lewis
declined to say anything about
Ochocinco on Tuesday other
than that hes under con-
tract. The Bengals picked
receiver A.J. Green in the
first round of the draft, giv-
ing themselves his eventual
The Bengals drafted
Andy Dalton in the sec-
ond round last April. Brown indicated
on Tuesday that hell be the starter
heading into camp, even though he
hasnt been able to work with coaches
because of the NFLs lockout. Jordan
Palmer Carsons younger brother
is the only experienced quarterback
on the roster.
Brown said the team will look for
another veteran, but will give Dalton a
chance to win the job.
We think he is promising for our
future, Brown said. Yes, hell have
teething problems. It wont be altogeth-
er easy for him all the time. But were
going to put him in there. If he can do it,
were going to go with him. And I hope
he can manage it.
Dalton arrived at Paul Brown
Stadium in the afternoon, accompanied
by an assistant coach, and went inside
for meetings.
The Bengals are coming off a 4-12
season that included 10 straight loss-
es. Carson Palmer told the team he
wouldnt be back after Lewis decided
to return even though Brown promised
no significant changes in how the orga-
nization is run.
The Bengals originally planned to
have players report at Georgetown
College a 90-mile drive south of
Cincinnati on Wednesday and have
their first practice a day later. They
pushed the schedule back by two
Players will have physicals at the
stadium on Thursday and Friday morn-
ing, then report to Georgetown on
Friday afternoon.
Players visited the stadium
throughout the day, getting playbooks
and meeting briefly with coaches who
were busy trying to contact college free
agents. Cincinnati has one of the NFLs
smallest front offices, making a hectic
time even more challenging.
Its been a crazy day, offensive
line coach Paul Alexander said. In
fact, all the linemen came through and
I was able to spend about one minute
with each guy and then, Get out of
here, Ive got to go try to sign some
college free agents.
Brown, who functions as the
teams de facto general manager, was
pleased to have everything up and
running again.
Were like Snow White and the
Seven Dwarves Heigh-Ho, Heigh-
Ho! with the spirit over there today,
Brown said.
Browns getting ready to go back
to work: There was no heavy lifting,
long wind sprints or hard hitting line
drills at the Cleveland Browns training
facility Tuesday.
But players were back. And a day
after the lockout ended, thats all that
Punter Reggie Hodges, defensive
lineman Ahtyba Rubin and defensive
backs Joe Hayden and T.J. Ward were
there for what seemed more like fresh-
man orientation than back-to-work day
as the Browns began to look forward to
their new-look season.
We talked with one another,
Rubin said, because the big thing is
we missed each other.
Indeed, they all agreed that the big-
gest void during the NFLs 4 1/2-month
long lockout was not being around
Working out at home, its good
cause youre gonna still get the work
in, said Hayden, the teams No. 1
draft pick two years ago and now a key
member of the defense. But just being
around the dudes, making sure youre
all hanging out together, going out to
dinner, all that stuff. I think that was the
one thing I missed the most.
None of the Browns who came
in on their own for a quick workout or
to view some training films were ever
worried about the NFL season being
in jeopardy.
I had no doubt, Hayden said. I
felt as though we werent gonna miss
any games.
And they had high praise for the
players who put in the long hours to
hammer out the deal.
I just let my player reps take
care of it and now Ill be back at work
again Friday, Rubin said. Everything
is basically the same, just like any other
Ward concurred.
We had complete faith
in our team representatives
and the NFLPA that theyd
get it done with the owners,
he said. No one wants to
see a season without football,
so I was pretty sure it was all
gonna get resolved.
The Browns, coming off a 5-11
season, need all the time they can get
under new coach Pat Shurmur. He is
transforming to a West Coast offense
and will change the defense from a 3-4
alignment to a 4-3.
Ward is confident the defense will
be ready for the season opener at
home Sept. 11 against an AFC North
rival, Cincinnati.
Its not going to be as difficult
as our defense was last year, Ward
said. We had a bunch of schemes
and a bunch of techniques and calls
that, I think at times, confused some
guys and maybe our cohesion wasnt
The Browns did not confirm social
media reports that they signed several
undrafted free agents.
Kentucky wide receiver Chris
Mathews tweeted that he was on his
way to Cleveland. Other unofficial
reports had Notre Dame linebacker
Brian Smith, Missouri cornerback Carl
Gettis, Tennessee State linebacker
Sidney Tarver and Division II Hillsdale
quarterback Troy Weatherhead head-
ed to town.
Workers were busy getting the
facility ready, trimming grass while a
small group of autograph seekers min-
gled near the entrance to the players
parking lot.
Are they back? Whats going
on? asked Jim McDonald, who
stopped his car on Lou Groza Blvd.,
rolled down his window and asked
when his favorite team would hit the
practice field.
Im glad they settled, McDonald
said. I dont care if one side or the
other thinks they won, I just want to
watch football again. I have season
tickets and I always drive past here on
the way to work just to feel like I am
part of the team. I think this is the year
they get back to winning.
Indeed, football is back in
Browns fans are ready for camp
to open despite a 10th sub-.500
season since returning to the NFL in
The Browns open a four-game pre-
season at home against Green Bay on
Aug. 13, and will play host to the Detroit
Lions six nights later before going to
Philadelphia and Chicago.
With three of their first four regular-
season games at Cleveland Browns
Stadium, the club hopes to get off to a
strong start before reaching their bye
week on Oct. 9.
The second half will be daunting.
Cleveland plays perennial AFC North
powers Pittsburgh and Baltimore twice
in the final five games, starting with
a Dec. 4 home game against the
Ward cant wait.
It feels really good just to get back
and see everyone and see a bunch of
smiles. Weve got some new blood in
here, he said. Things are gonna go
good this year for us.
Its really good to be back.
NFLs free-agent frenzy:
wild times in NFL
Cleveland Indians had another brush
with walk-off glory Tuesday night.
This time they fell short.
The Indians, who scored two runs
in the ninth inning to win Mondays
game, failed to score after loading
the bases with no outs in the ninth
and dropped a 2-1 decision to the Los
Angeles Angels.
Its a tough game to
lose, Indians manager
Manny Acta said. We
played good baseball. The
only thing we didnt do was
get a key base hit.
Another unproduc-
tive night from the offense
ruined a superb outing by starter Josh
Tomlin (11-5), whose only mistake
cost him the game.
Tomlin gave up a two-run double
in the seventh to Mark Trumbo that
broke a scoreless tie.
Matt LaPortas solo homer in
the bottom of the inning was the
only offense the Indians managed off
Jered Weaver, who earned his eighth
straight win and lowered his lowered
his ERA to 1.79, best in the majors.
Just as they had done Monday,
the Indians entered the ninth trailing
by a run against rookie closer Jordan
Walden. Travis Hafner started the
inning by bouncing a single into right
field. Carlos Santanas single moved
pinch-runner Orlando Cabrera to
second. Catcher Jeff Mathis fielded
Lonnie Chisenhalls sacrifice attempt,
but his throw to third was late and it
looked like the Indians were ready to
pull off their 12th last at-bat win at
Progressive Field.
LaPorta fell behind Walden 0-2,
but battled back to run the count full.
With the infield playing in, LaPorta
hit a slow roller to the right side.
Second baseman Howie Kendrick
threw home to force Cabrera and
Mathis fired to first to complete the
double play.
Jason Kipnis, who won Mondays
game with his first major-league hit,
struck out on a 1-2 pitch.
Kipnis, called up from the minors
last Thursday, has experienced the
highs and lows of life in the majors
in a 24-hour period.
I could see by the way the inning
was going that I would be up there,
he said. Unfortunately, it didnt hap-
pen this time. Its part of the game.
Tomlin matched Weaver (14-4)
until the seventh.
I made more mistakes than he
did, Tomlin said. Thats why they
Bobby Abreu singled and moved
up on a groundout. With two
outs, Acta ordered Tomlin to
intentionally walk Kendrick
to face Trumbo, who was in
a 1-for-15 slide. The big first
baseman broke out of it by
lining a 1-2 pitch off the wall
in right-center.
Kendrick is a lot bet-
ter hitter than Trumbo in the big
leagues, more accomplished, Acta
said. Hes hitting .300. The other
guy is hitting 50 points lower. You
live with it. Ill make that decision
again tomorrow if I have to.
Tomlin gloved Kendricks hard
liner in the second. Kendrick then
singled in the fifth. Trumbo tapped
weakly to the mound in each of his
first two at-bats.
Tomlin didnt have a problem
with his managers strategy.
I have to make pitches to both
guys, he said. Id have to make
pitches to Trumbo just like Id have
to make pitches to Kendrick. It was a
cutter away (to Trumbo).
Hes really good, Trumbo said.
My first two times up, I didnt have
very good at-bats at all, especially
the second time. He throws a cutter
that goes down. Its tough. I hit one
for the double that he left up just a
little bit.
Tomlin allowed two runs and
four hits, striking out three over eight
Its a shame Tomlin had to lose
the game, Acta said. Ive never
seen something like it, 26 out of 28
first-pitch strikes. One of them was
an intentional walk. Thats unheard
of. He was in command the whole
Tomlin has worked at least five
innings in each of his 33 career starts,
tied with Pat Malone (1928-29) for
the third-longest streak since 1900.
Yankee 4, Mariners 1
NEW YORK (AP) The Seattle
Mariners flailed away helplessly against
CC Sabathia in their 17th straight loss,
managing only one hit and striking out
18 times overall in a 4-1 loss to the
New York Yankees on a rain-soaked
Tuesday night.
Sabathia (15-5) did not allow a
baserunner until Brendan Ryan singled
with one out in the seventh inning in
beating Seattle for the seventh con-
secutive start. He struck out 14 of the
25 batters he faced, seven in a row at
one point.
The Mariners are four shy of match-
ing the Baltimore Orioles American
League-record 21-game losing streak
to start the 1988 season. The 1961
Phillies dropped 23 straight for the
modern major league mark.
Curtis Granderson homered off
Doug Fister (3-12) to put New York
ahead 1-0 in the fourth and Mark
Teixeira connected for his 100th homer
with the Yankees in the eighth. Twins
9, Rangers 8
ARLINGTON, Texas Joe Mauer
drove in the go-ahead run with a pinch
hit double off closer Neftali Feliz in a
two-run ninth and Minnesota bounced
back from Monday nights 20-6 rout by
the Rangers.
The Twins trailed 8-7 when they
put runners on second and third off
Feliz (0-2) on Delmon Youngs single
and Jim Thomes pinch double.
Tsuyoshi Nishioka hit a grounder
to shortstop Elvis Andrus, who fumbled
the ball for an error as Young scored
to tie it at 8.
Mauer, getting a game off on a
101-degree night, lashed a double to
left to score pinch-runner Jason Repko
and put the Twins in front.
Glen Perkins (3-1) worked a score-
less eighth for the win and Joe Nathan
pitched the ninth for his eighth save in
11 chances.
Orioles 12, Blue Jays 4
TORONTO J.J. Hardy homered
twice, Derrek Lee and Nolan Reimold
also connected and the Orioles beat
the Blue Jays.
It was the first multihomer game of
the season for Hardy and the fifth of his
career. He went 2 for 5 with four RBIs.
Lee went 4 for 5 with five RBIs.
Baltimore finished with 16 hits, with
every member of the starting lineup
collecting at least one.
Right-hander Jake Arrieta allowed
five runs, four earned, and five hits in
five innings to snap a five-start winless
streak. Arrieta (10-7) walked two and
struck out four to win for the first time
since June 20, at Pittsburgh.
The last Oriole to record his 10th
victory in July was left-hander Erik
Bedard, who did it on July 25, 2007.
Red Sox 13, Royals 9
BOSTON David Ortiz had four
hits and five RBIs, and Dustin Pedroia
had four of Bostons 16 hits to lead the
Red Sox to a victory over the Royals,
their 18th win in 22 games.
Hours after the teams took a 1-1
pitchers duel into the 14th inning and
finished up at 1:59 a.m., they combined
for 31 hits and 22 runs against nine
pitchers including Royals outfielder
Mitch Maier, who threw a scoreless
Alfredo Aceves (6-1) threw 3 1-3
scoreless innings in relief to improve to
20-2 in his career. Nathan Adcock (1-1)
got just one out for the Royals, allowing
three earned runs, three hits and three
walks as Boston scored six times in
the fifth inning to turn a back-and-forth
game into a blowout.
Tigers 5, White Sox 4
CHICAGO Justin Verlander got
his 14th win and Wilson Betemit had a
two-out, go-ahead single in the eighth
inning as the Tigers beat the White
Sox and increased their lead in the
AL Central.
Verlander (14-5), beaten by the
White Sox 11 days ago in Detroit,
allowed four runs and seven hits in
eight innings, including two-run hom-
ers to Adam Dunn in the first and Paul
Konerko in the sixth. Verlander, who
threw 125 pitches, came back to strike
out Konerko and Dunn with a runner on
in the eighth.
Jose Valverde pitched the ninth for
his 27th save in as many chances.
Detroit leads the division by two
games over Cleveland and the third-
place White Sox are 4 1-2 games out.
Athletics 6, Rays 1
OAKLAND, Calif. Cliff
Pennington had three hits to remain the
hottest hitter in the major leagues since
the All-Star break, Brandon McCarthy
pitched eight innings and the Athletics
beat the Rays.
Conor Jackson went 3 for 4 and
Hideki Matsui added an RBI double
as Oakland won for the third time in
four games. The As are 7-4 since the
Ben Zobrist homered and Johnny
Damon hit his 506th double to tie Babe
Ruth for 47th on baseballs all-time list
but the Rays continued to struggle with
men on base and lost for the 10th time
in 14 games.
Pennington singled twice and had
an RBI double in the sixth, extending
his career-high hitting streak to 10
games. He raised his average to .500
(18 for 36) since the All-Star break.
The Associated Press
Reds said goodbye to a popular
outfielder. Then they acted like
their heads and their gloves
werent quite with it.
Jason Pridie put New York
ahead with a two-run double,
and the Mets took
advantage of one of
Cincinnatis worst
defensive performanc-
es of the season, beat-
ing the Reds 8-6 on
The Mets scored six
unearned runs off Johnny Cueto
(6-4) with the help of three errors,
matching the Reds high for a
game. Each misplay led to a pair
of runs and helped the Mets beat
the Reds toughest starter.
We kicked the ball around,
especially early, manager Dusty
Baker said. Thats very unchar-
acteristic of us.
Jonathon Niese (10-8) went
five innings for the win, which
moved the Mets back above .500
at 52-51. The Reds fell three
games under .500, matching their
season low.
The Reds traded left fielder
Jonny Gomes to Washington
for two minor leaguers shortly
before the start of the game, then
had trouble getting going. Baker
thinks there might have been a
Probably so, he said. He
was a big part of our family and
a popular guy on the team. You
cant always control the timing on
something like that.
Gomes was thankful that the
Reds gave him a chance to revive
his career in 2009, but was sad
to leave.
Im bitter about leaving
because I love these guys,
Gomes said, standing in a lobby
outside the clubhouse. I love
where this teams at, I love where
theyre about to go. But as we
know, its a business.
David Wright continued his
hitting surge since returning from
a stress fracture in his lower back.
The cleanup hitter had two more
hits and drove in a run, improving
to 10 for 24 with seven RBIs in his
five games back.
Outfielder Carlos Beltran spent
another day waiting to see if the
Mets will trade him. He had an
RBI single, walked, reached on
an error and scored three times.
Niese gave up five runs in five
innings, including Joey Vottos
two-run homer that put the Reds
ahead 5-4. Tim Byrdak fanned
Jay Bruce to end it, getting his
first save since 2007 with Detroit.
Gomes was supposed to start
in left field hes 3 for 7 career
with a homer off Niese but
was scratched when the trade
was completed shortly before
the start. The Reds gave away
Gomes bobbleheads three days
For the first three innings, the
Reds beat themselves up. In one
moment that summed it
up, Jay Bruce hit a foul
ball that bounced up and
smacked him on the left
side of the helmet.
A rested MVP pro-
vided their only shining
Votto got a day out of the line-
up in the series opener because
he looked sluggish. His two-run
homer his first since the All-
Star break put the Reds up 5-4
in the fifth.
Niese, who became New
Yorks first 10-game winner, inex-
plicably lost his control in the fifth,
making it his final inning.
The Mets got it right back.
Third baseman Miguel Cairos
fielding error Cincinnatis third
overall helped the Mets put
two runners aboard in the sixth.
Pridies two-run double ended
Cuetos performance. Forced to
throw 110 pitches because of the
inning-extending errors, Cueto
had his streak of 11 straight qual-
ity starts snapped.
I dont know whats wrong
with our infield lately, said sec-
ond baseman Brandon Phillips,
who had one of the errors. Balls
are bouncing all over the place.
Johnny did a good job tonight,
and we didnt back him up.
Cuetos ERA actually improved
from 1.98 to 1.88 because all the
runs were all unearned.
Thats something you cant
control, Cueto said, using a
coach as a translator. Its part
of the game. I was just trying to
throw strikes and put the ball in
Notes: Beltran said before the
game that he has mixed feel-
ings about the possibility of being
traded to a contending team. If
you look at it that way, yeah, its
exciting, he said. At the same
time, its a little sad. Ive been
here seven years, and Ive made
a lot of friends. Its hard to let go
of seven years just like that. ...
OF Angel Pagan had a pinch-hit
single in the seventh. ... The Reds
got minor league LH Chris Manno
and OF Bill Rhinehart for Gomes.
... The Reds called up 1B/LF
Yonder Alonso to take Gomes
place. He had a pinch-hit double
in the sixth.
Reds 3 errors help Mets
pull away to 8-6 win
See REDS, page 7
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 The Herald 7
The Associated Press
Thursday, Aug. 11
Baltimore at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
Jacksonville at New England, 7:30
Seattle at San Diego, 8 p.m.
Denver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Arizona at Oakland, 10 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 12
Cincinnati at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Miami at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Washington, 7:30
San Francisco at New Orleans, 8
Tampa Bay at Kansas City, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 13
Green Bay at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
Buffalo at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Indianapolis at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Tennessee, 8 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Carolina, 8 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 15
N.Y. Jets at Houston, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 18
New England at Tampa Bay, 7:30
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 19
Washington at Indianapolis, 7 p.m.
Kansas City at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m.
Detroit at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
Carolina at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
Arizona at Green Bay, 8 p.m.
Atlanta at Jacksonville, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20
New Orleans at Houston, 8 p.m.
Tennessee at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Oakland at San Francisco, 8 p.m.
Buffalo at Denver, 8:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Seattle, 10 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 21
Cincinnati at N.Y. Jets, 7 p.m.
San Diego at Dallas, 8 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 22
Chicago at N.Y. Giants, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 25
Carolina at Cincinnati, 7 p.m.
Cleveland at Philadelphia, 7:30
Washington at Baltimore, 8 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 26
St. Louis at Kansas City, 8 p.m.
Green Bay at Indianapolis, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27
Jacksonville at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Jets at N.Y. Giants, 7 p.m.
Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Miami at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
New England at Detroit, 8 p.m.
Dallas at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Houston at San Francisco, 8 p.m.
Chicago at Tennessee, 8 p.m.
Seattle at Denver, 9 p.m.
San Diego at Arizona, 10 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 28
New Orleans at Oakland, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 1
Detroit at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m.
Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 7 p.m.
Baltimore at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m.
Dallas at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at New England, 7:30
Philadelphia at N.Y. Jets, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Washington, 7:30
Pittsburgh at Carolina, 8 p.m.
Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Kansas City at Green Bay, 8 p.m.
Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Tennessee at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Denver at Arizona, 10 p.m.
San Francisco at San Diego, 10
Friday, Sept. 2
Oakland at Seattle, 10:30 p.m.
The Associated Press
Pryors lawyer wanted Ohio
State to make it clear to the
NFL that his client could not
return to the Buckeyes.
So Ohio State not only
declared its former star
quarterback would not
have played at any time
during the 2011 season
but also banned him from any
contact with the schools ath-
letic program for the next five
In a letter from Ohio State
athletic director Gene Smith
dated Tuesday, Smith said that
Pryor was ineligible because he
failed to cooperate with NCAA
and Ohio State investigators.
He then added, The university
must also dissociate you from
its athletic program for a period
of five years.
That means that Pryor can
have no contact with recruits
or enrolled Buckeyes, cannot
accept complimentary tickets
to home games and cannot use
the teams athletic facilities.
Smith didnt rule out the
use of all campus facilities,
Please note that this dis-
sociation does NOT prohibit
you from enrolling in classes
at the university to complete
your degree, Smith wrote.
As you know, I would
encourage you to complete
your degree.
There had been whispers
that the NFL might not offer
Pryor a spot in a potential
supplemental draft in the
waning days of this lock-
out-shortened summer
because he had only been
suspended for the first
five games of the 2011
season for accepting improper
benefits from a Columbus tat-
too-parlor owner. Pryor was
at the center of an ongoing
series of controversies that led
to coach Jim Tressels forced
resignation on May 30.
The NFLs rules state a sup-
plemental draft is open to any
player who is ineligible. Since
Pryor still could have played
the second half of 2011 sea-
son, there was still a question
whether he could have regained
his eligibility and played.
NFL spokesman Greg
Aiello said the league has not
decided anything about a pro-
spective supplemental draft,
nor has it considered the sta-
tus of Pryor.
We have not set a date
for the supplemental draft nor
made any determinations on the
eligibility of individual play-
ers, Aiello said in an email to
The Associated Press.
Pryors Columbus lawyer,
Larry James, said he sought
the letter from Smith to rule
out any chance of Pryor play-
ing again in college, although
that seemed extremely unlike-
ly since he has hired agent
Drew Rosenhaus and has been
working out in Florida for the
past several weeks.
When you dont coop-
erate (with the NCAA) its
the death knell, James said
Tuesday. Once you sign with
an agent, once you fail to
work with the NCAA, youre
In other words, theres
no turning back for Pryor,
the nations top quarterback
recruit from Jeanette, Pa., who
had success on the field but
helped bring a lengthy NCAA
investigation upon one of the
nations premier football pow-
erhouses. After the NCAA
began looking into players
who traded signed memora-
bilia, trophies and champion-
ship rings to the tattoo-parlor
owner, it led to five players
including Pryor being sus-
pended for the first five games
this fall. (A sixth player was
subsequently suspended.)
The university later learned
that Tressel had known his
players had accepted cash
and tattoos for more than
nine months but contrary to
his contract and NCAA rules
did not tell Smith, the NCAA
or Ohio States compliance
department. That led to
Tressel being forced to resign
on May 30.
Ohio State goes before
the NCAAs committee on
infractions on Aug. 12 in
Indianapolis. The school has
vacated the 2010 season,
including its victory over
Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl
and has self-imposed a two-
year NCAA probation. The
infractions committee could
accept those penalties or it
could hand out stiffer sanc-
tions, including bowl bans
and recruiting limitations.
James said the letter from
Smith was necessary to make
it clear to the NFL that Pryor
is out of options other than
a supplemental draft.
I dont think anybody
on this planet whos pay-
ing attention to this thought
Terrelle was attempting to
game the system by leav-
ing school early for the NFL,
James said.
Smiths letter was also
emailed to the NCAA, Ohio
State athletic administration
officials, lawyers, the univer-
sitys ticket manager, interim
coach Luke Fickell and all
other Buckeyes coaches in all
OSU: Pryor not coming back
The Associated Press
NFL Training Camp Sites, Dates
with reporting date, date of first
preseason game
BALTIMORE Baltimore Ravens
Training Facility, Owings Mills, Md.,
July 27, Aug. 11
BUFFALO St. John Fisher
College, Pittsford, N.Y., July 29, Aug.
College, Georgetown, Ky., July 28,
Aug. 12
CLEVELAND Cleveland Browns
Training Facility, Berea, Ohio, July 29,
Aug. 13
DENVER Paul D. Bowlen
Memorial Broncos Centre, Englewood,
Colo., July 27, Aug. 11
HOUSTON Methodist Training
Center, Houston, July 31, Aug. 15
University, Anderson, Ind., July 31,
Aug. 13
JACKSONVILLE Everbank Field,
Jacksonville, Fla., July 27, Aug. 11
KANSAS CITY Missouri Western
State University, St. Joseph, Mo., July
28, Aug. 12
MIAMI Miami Dolphins Training
Facility, Davie, Fla., July 28, Aug. 12
Stadium, Foxboro, Mass., July 27, Aug.
Health Jets Training Facility, Florham
Park, N.J., July 31, Aug. 15
OAKLAND Napa Valley Marriott,
Napa Valley, Calif., July 27, Aug. 11
PITTSBURGH Saint Vincent
College, Latrobe, Pa., July 28, Aug. 12
SAN DIEGO Chargers Park,
San Diego, July 27, Aug. 11
TENNESSEE Baptist Sports
Park, Nashville, Tenn., July 29,
Aug. 13
ARIZONA Northern Arizona
University, Flagstaff, Ariz., July 28,
Aug. 11
ATLANTA Atlanta Falcons
Training Facility, Flowery Branch, Ga.,
July 28, Aug. 12
CAROLINA Wofford College,
Spartanburg, S.C., July 29, Aug. 13
CHICAGO Olivet Nazarene
University, Bourbonnais, Ill., July 29,
Aug. 13
DALLAS Grand Hyatt San
Antonio/Alamodome, San Antonio, July
27, Aug. 11
DETROIT Detroit Lions Training
Facility, Allen Park, Mich., July 28,
Aug. 12
GREEN BAY St. Norbert College,
De Pere, Wis., July 29, Aug. 13
MINNESOTA Minnesota State
University, Mankato, Mankato, Minn.,
July 31, Aug. 13
Saints Training Facility, Metairie, La.,
July 28, Aug. 12
Performance Center, East Rutherford,
N.J., July 29, Aug. 13
University, Bethlehem, Pa., July 27,
Aug. 11
ST. LOUIS Russell Training
Center, Earth City, Mo., July 29, Aug.
DeBartolo Sports Centre, Santa Clara,
Calif., July 28, Aug. 12
SEATTLE Virginia Mason
Athletic Center, Renton, Wash., July
27, Aug. 11
TAMPA BAY One Buccaneer
Place, Tampa, Fla., July 28, Aug. 12
WASHINGTON Redskins Park,
Ashburn, Va., July 28, Aug. 12
National League
By The Associated Press
East Division
W L Pct GB
Philadelphia 65 37 .637
Atlanta 60 44 .577 6
New York 52 51 .505 13 1/2
Florida 50 53 .485 15 1/2
Washington 49 53 .480 16
Central Division
W L Pct GB
St. Louis 55 48 .534
Milwaukee 55 49 .529 1/2
Pittsburgh 53 48 .525 1
Cincinnati 50 53 .485 5
Chicago 42 61 .408 13
Houston 33 70 .320 22
West Division
W L Pct GB
San Francisco 59 44 .573
Arizona 56 47 .544 3
Colorado 48 56 .462 11 1/2
Los Angeles 47 56 .456 12
San Diego 45 59 .433 14 1/2
Mondays Games
San Diego 5, Philadelphia 4
N.Y. Mets 4, Cincinnati 2
Pittsburgh 3, Atlanta 1
St. Louis 10, Houston 5
L.A. Dodgers 8, Colorado 5
Tuesdays Games
Florida 11, Washington 2
Philadelphia 7, San Francisco 2
N.Y. Mets 8, Cincinnati 6
Atlanta 4, Pittsburgh 3, 19 innings
Milwaukee 3, Chicago Cubs 2
St. Louis 3, Houston 1
Arizona 6, San Diego 1
L.A. Dodgers 3, Colorado 2
Todays Games
Florida (Vazquez 6-9) at Washington
(L.Hernandez 5-9), 7:05 p.m.
San Francisco (Cain 8-6) at Philadelphia
(Hamels 12-5), 7:05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 5-9) at Cincinnati (Arroyo
7-8), 7:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Maholm 6-10) at Atlanta (Jurrjens
12-3), 7:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 7-5) at Milwaukee
(Greinke 7-4), 8:10 p.m.
Houston (Norris 5-7) at St. Louis (C.Carpenter
6-7), 8:15 p.m.
Arizona (I.Kennedy 11-3) at San Diego (Luebke
3-4), 10:05 p.m.
Colorado (A.Cook 1-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda
6-12), 10:10 p.m.
Thursdays Games
Florida (Hensley 1-2) at Washington (Lannan
7-6), 12:35 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (Capuano 8-10) at Cincinnati
(H.Bailey 5-4), 12:35 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 2-3) at Milwaukee
(Marcum 9-3), 2:10 p.m.
Arizona (D.Hudson 10-6) at San Diego (Latos
5-10), 3:35 p.m.
San Francisco (Lincecum 8-8) at Philadelphia
(K.Kendrick 5-4), 7:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Correia 11-8) at Atlanta (D.Lowe
6-8), 7:10 p.m.
Houston (W.Rodriguez 6-7) at St. Louis
(J.Garcia 10-4), 8:15 p.m.
American League
East Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 63 38 .624
New York 61 40 .604 2
Tampa Bay 53 49 .520 10 1/2
Toronto 51 52 .495 13
Baltimore 41 58 .414 21
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 55 48 .534
Cleveland 52 49 .515 2
Chicago 50 52 .490 4 1/2
Minnesota 48 55 .466 7
Kansas City 43 60 .417 12
West Division
W L Pct GB
Texas 59 45 .567
Los Angeles 56 48 .538 3
Oakland 46 57 .447 12 1/2
Seattle 43 60 .417 15 1/2
Mondays Games
Cleveland 3, L.A. Angels 2
N.Y. Yankees 10, Seattle 3
Kansas City 3, Boston 1, 14 innings
Texas 20, Minnesota 6
Chicago White Sox 6, Detroit 3
Oakland 7, Tampa Bay 5
Tuesdays Games
L.A. Angels 2, Cleveland 1
N.Y. Yankees 4, Seattle 1
Baltimore 12, Toronto 4
Boston 13, Kansas City 9
Minnesota 9, Texas 8
Detroit 5, Chicago White Sox 4
Oakland 6, Tampa Bay 1
Todays Games
L.A. Angels (E.Santana 5-8) at Cleveland
(D.Huff 1-0), 12:05 p.m.
Seattle (F.Hernandez 8-9) at N.Y. Yankees
(P.Hughes 1-2), 1:05 p.m.
Detroit (Scherzer 11-5) at Chicago White Sox
(Danks 3-8), 2:10 p.m.
Baltimore (Simon 2-3) at Toronto (R.Romero
7-9), 7:07 p.m.
Kansas City (Chen 5-3) at Boston (Lackey
8-8), 7:10 p.m.
Minnesota (Duensing 7-8) at Texas (C.Lewis
10-7), 8:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay (Shields 9-8) at Oakland (Cahill
8-9), 10:05 p.m.
Thursdays Games
L.A. Angels (Pineiro 5-5) at Detroit (Penny
7-7), 1:05 p.m.
Kansas City (Hochevar 6-8) at Boston (Beckett
9-3), 1:35 p.m.
Tampa Bay (W.Davis 7-7) at Oakland (Harden
2-1), 3:35 p.m.
Baltimore (Bergesen 2-6) at Toronto
(C.Villanueva 5-2), 7:07 p.m.
Minnesota (S.Baker 8-5) at Texas (M.Harrison
8-7), 8:05 p.m.
Womens National
Basketball Association
By The Associated Press
Eastern Conference
W L Pct GB
Connecticut 10 5 .667
Indiana 11 6 .647
New York 9 7 .563 1 1/2
Chicago 8 10 .444 3 1/2
Atlanta 7 9 .438 3 1/2
Washington 3 12 .200 7
Western Conference
W L Pct GB
Minnesota 11 4 .733
San Antonio 10 5 .667 1
Phoenix 10 6 .625 1 1/2
Seattle 9 7 .563 2 1/2
Los Angeles 6 9 .400 5
Tulsa 1 15 .063 10 1/2
Tuesdays games
San Antonio 73, Washington 67
Connecticut 77, Chicago 66
Minnesota 85, Los Angeles 72
Atlanta 76, Tulsa 68
Seattle 83, Phoenix 77
Thursdays games
Phoenix at San Antonio, 12:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Washington at New York, 7 p.m.
Indiana at Connecticut, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at Tulsa, 8 p.m.
Major League Soccer
By The Associated Press
Eastern Conference
Philadelphia 8 4 7 31 24 16
Columbus 8 6 7 31 22 20
New York 6 5 12 30 37 30
Sprt. Kansas City 6 6 8 26 28 27
Houston 5 7 9 24 24 26
D.C. 5 6 8 23 24 30
New England 4 9 8 20 19 29
Chicago 2 6 12 18 20 25
Toronto FC 3 11 9 18 19 41
Western Conference
Los Angeles 11 2 9 42 28 16
FC Dallas 11 5 6 39 29 21
Seattle 10 4 8 38 32 23
Real Salt Lake 9 3 6 33 27 12
Colorado 7 6 10 31 31 30
Chivas USA 6 7 8 26 27 23
San Jose 5 7 9 24 24 27
Portland 6 10 3 21 22 32
Vancouver 2 10 9 15 21 30
NOTE: Three points for victory, one point
for tie.
Todays Game
Manchester United at MLS All Stars, 8:30 p.m.
Colorado at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Vancouver, 7:30 p.m.
Seattle FC at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
New England at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30
Columbus at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m.
D.C. United at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
Toronto FC at Portland, 11 p.m.
Chivas USA at FC Dallas, 7 p.m.
Womens Professional Soccer
All Times EDT
Philadelphia 8 3 3 27 26 15
Wes. New York 8 2 3 27 28 15
Boston 4 5 4 16 16 15
Sky Blue FC 4 5 4 16 18 18
magicJack 5 5 2 16 17 22
Atlanta 1 10 4 7 7 27
NOTE: Three points for victory, one point
for tie.
Philadelphia at Boston, 7 p.m.
Sky Blue FC at magicJack, 7 p.m.
Boston at magicJack, 7 p.m.
Western New York at Sky Blue FC, 7 p.m.
Atlanta at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
The Associated Press
Site: Carnoustie, Scotland.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Carnoustie Golf Links
(6,490 yards, par 72).
Purse: $2.5 million. Winners
share: $408,700.
Last week: ESPN (Thursday-
Friday, 9 a.m.-noon; Saturday, 10
a.m.-1 p.m.; Sunday, 8:45 a.m.-
Last year: Taiwans Yani Tseng
won at Royal Birkdale for her second
major victory of the year. Tseng made
a 6-foot par putt on the final hole for
a one-stroke victory over Katherine
Last week: Japans Ai Miyazato
won the Evian Masters for the sec-
ond time in three years, closing with
2-under 70 for a two-stroke victory
over Stacy Lewis.
Notes: Tseng won the LPGA
Championship on June 26 to become
the youngest player (22) to win four
LPGA majors. She has three LPGA
Tour victories this year and also has
three international wins. ... The tour-
nament became an official LPGA
Tour event in 1994 and was elevated
to major status in 2001, replacing
the du Maurier in Canada. ... Sherri
Steinhauer won the 1998, 1999 and
2006 titles. ... Karrie Webb won in
1995, 1997 and 2002. ... The 2012
tournament will be played at Royal
Liverpool, and the 2013 event is set
for Old Course at St. Andrews. ... The
LPGA Tour is off the next two weeks.
Play will resume Aug. 19-21 with the
Safeway Classic in North Plains, Ore.
On the Net: http://www.ricohwom-
LPGA Tour site: http://www.lpga.
Ladies Golf Union site: http://
Ladies European Tour site: http://

Site: White Sulphur Springs,
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: The Greenbrier, Old White
Course (7,274 yards, par 70).
Purse: $6 million. Winners share:
$1.08 million.
Television: Golf Channel
(Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m.; Saturday-
Sunday 1-2:30 p.m.) and CBS
(Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).
Last year: Stuart Appleby shot the
fifth 59 in PGA Tour history to win the
inaugural event by a stroke. Appleby
birdied the final three holes and fin-
ished the 11-under round with nine
birdies and an eagle.
Last week: Sean OHair won the
Canadian Open at Shaugnessy in
Vancouver, British Columbia, beating
Kris Blanks with a bogey on the first
hole of a playoff.
Notes: Phil Mickelson is in the
field. ... Tom Watson, The Greenbriers
golf professional emeritus, is skip-
ping the U.S. Senior Open to play in
the event. ... Designed by Charles
Blair MacDonald in 1914, the Old
White was recently restored by Lester
George. PGA Tour victory leader Sam
Snead was The Greenbriers profes-
sional for 29 years and served as
professional emeritus from 1993 until
his death in 2002. ... Canadian Adam
Hadwin earned a spot in the field with
his fourth-place tie at Shaugnessy.
... The World Golf Championships-
Bridgestone Invitational is next week
at Firestone in Akron, Ohio, followed
by the PGA Championship at Atlanta
Athletic Club. The Reno-Tahoe Open
also is next week.


Site: Toledo, Ohio.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Inverness Club (7,143
yards, par 71).
Purse: TBA ($2.6 million in 2010).
Winners share: TBA ($470,000 in
Television: ESPN2 (Thursday-
Friday, 3-7 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday-
Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).
Last year: Bernhard Langer com-
pleted a British Senior-U.S. Senior
Open sweep, beating Seattle favorite
Fred Couples by three strokes at
Sahalee in Washington. The German
star won at Carnoustie the previous
Last week: Russ Cochran won the
Senior British Open at Walton Heath,
shooting his second straight 5-under
67 for a two-stroke victory over Mark
Notes: Inverness winners Hale
Irwin (1979 U.S. Open), Bob Tway
(1986 PGA Championship), Paul
Azinger (1993 PGA Championship),
Bruce Lietzke (2003 U.S. Senior
Open) and Craig Stadler (1973 U.S.
Amateur) are in the field. ... If tied
after 72 holes, a three-hole playoff will
immediately follow the fourth round.
If still tied after three holes, the play-
ers will go to sudden death. ... The
2012 tournament will be played at
Indianwood in Lake Orion, Mich., and
the 2013 event is set for Omaha
Country Club in Nebraska. ... The 3M
Championship is next week in Blaine,
Champions Tour site: http://www.

Site: Killarney, Ireland.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Killarney Golf & Fishing
Club, Killeen Course (7,161 yards,
par 71).
Purse: $2.18 million. Winners
share: $361,850.
Last week: Golf Channel
(Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.;
Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.;
Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon).
Last year: Englands Ross Fisher
beat Irelands Padraig Harrington by
two strokes.
Last week: Swedens Alexander
Noren won the Nordea Masters in
Stockholm, finishing with a 5-over 77
in windy conditions for seven-stroke
victory. He shot a course-record 63
in the third round to take an 11-stroke
Notes: Northern Irelands Darren
Clarke is making his first start since
winning the British Open. U.S. Open
champion Rory McIlroy and 2010 U.S.
Open champion Graeme McDowell,
both from Northern Ireland, also are in
the field along with Irish star Padraig
Harrington. Harrington won in 2007
at Adare Manor. ... In 2009, Irish
amateur Shane Lowry won in his first
tour start. ... Following two weeks
in the United States for the World
Golf Championships Bridgestone
Invitational and PGA Championship,
the tour will return to Europe on Aug.
18-21 for the Czech Open.
Online: http://www.europeantour.

Site: Sandy, Utah.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Willow Creek Country
Club (7,104 yards, par 71).
Purse: $550,000. Winners share:
Television: Golf Channel
(Thursday-Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.;
Saturday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday,
7-9:30 p.m.).
Last year: Michael Putnam won
his first tour title, closing with a
4-under 67 for a three-stroke victory
over Jhonattan Vegas and Bradley
Last week: Harris English became
the second amateur to win on the
Nationwide Tour this year, birdieing
the final hole for a one-stroke victory
over fellow amateur John Peterson
and Kyle Reifers. English, coming
off his senior year at Georgia, joined
fellow Bulldog Russell Henley as
Nationwide Tour winners this year.
Notes: John Daly won the inaugu-
ral event in 1990. ... The Cox Classic
is next week in Omaha, Neb., fol-
lowed by the Price Cutter Charity
Championship in Springfield, Mo.

Chlorella Classic, Thursday-Sunday,
Otaru Country Club, Hokkaido, Japan.
Origins of Golf, Wednesday-Friday,
Simola Golf Estate, Kysna, South
Africa. Online: http://www.sunshine-
Bank Golf Classic, Friday-Sunday,
Drumlins Country Club, Syracuse,
N.Y. Online: http://www.lpgafutures-
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Braves 4, Pirates 3
ATLANTA Julio Lugo scored
from third base on a contested play at
the plate, giving the Atlanta Braves a
4-3 win in 19 innings over the Pittsburgh
Pirates early Wednesday morning.
The game, which ended at 1:50
a.m., was the longest in Turner Field
history and matched the longest in the
major leagues this season. At 6 hours,
39 minutes, it was the longest by time
for both teams.
Lugo took off on Scott Proctors
grounder to third baseman Pedro
Alvarez, whose throw to catcher
Michael McKenry easily beat Lugo to
the plate.
Lugo tried to avoid McKenrys tag
with a pop-up slide. Replays indicated
McKenry made the tag, but home plate
umpire Jerry Meals called Lugo safe.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle
argued the call vigorously, following
Meals off the field as the Braves cel-
Phillies 7, Giants 2
PHILADELPHIA Rookie right-
hander Vance Worley threw a three-
hitter and Chase Utley hit an inside-
the-park homer to lead Philadelphia to
a victory over San Francisco.
Worley (7-1) had five strikeouts
and one walk, and has allowed two
earned runs or less in 11 of his 13
career starts. It was Worleys fifth
straight win.
Ryan Howard, John Mayberry Jr.
and Raul Ibanez also homered for the
Aaron Rowand of the Giants hom-
ered against his former team.
Barry Zito (3-3), a late replacement
for scheduled starter Tim Lincecum,
allowed six runs and six hits in seven
innings. Lincecum was scratched two
hours before the game due to a stom-
ach illness.
Marlins 11, Nationals 2
drove in a career-high five runs, includ-
ing a solo homer, and Logan Morrison
and John Buck both homered to lead
Dobbs drove in Floridas first run
in the first on a groundout. He added
another run-scoring single in the sev-
enth and drove in two more on a single
a five-run ninth inning.
It was the second time this year the
Marlins have scored at least 10 runs.
Florida beat the Cubs 13-3 on July 16.
Ricky Nolasco (7-7) pitched into
the sixth inning, allowing two runs
and three hits as Florida won its third
Laynce Nix homered for
Washington, which has lost three
straight and five of six.
Jordan Zimmermann (6-9) gave
up six runs and eight hits with five
Floridas Emilio Bonifacio led off
the third inning with a double to extend
his hitting streak to 24 games.
Brewers 3, Cubs 2
MILWAUKEE Ryan Braun dou-
bled in a run, Casey McGehee added a
two-run triple and Milwaukees bullpen
tossed four scoreless innings.
Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run
homer for the Cubs, who saw their sea-
son-best three-game winning streak
Chris Narveson (7-6) went five
innings but needed reliever Kameron
Loe to bail him out of a bases-loaded
jam in the sixth. John Axford tied a
franchise mark with his 25th consecu-
tive save.
The Brewers bullpen of Loe,
LaTroy Hawkins, Francisco Rodriguez
and Axford each pitched an inning
and allowed just two baserunners as
a group.
Cubs starter Ryan Dempster (7-8)
continued his string of sharp outings
against Milwaukee with seven strike-
outs over six innings, but took a rare
loss to the Brewers. Since joining
Chicagos rotation in 2008, Dempster is
11-2 with a 2.80 ERA vs the Brewers.
Cardinals 3, Astros 1
ST. LOUIS Albert Pujols hit a
two-run homer in the first inning for
St. Louis and Jake Westbrook made it
hold up with six innings of one-run ball.
Pujols hit the first pitch he saw from
Brett Myers (3-11) on a line to left-cen-
ter field. The ball appeared to hit the
top of the wall, but was ruled a home
run by third base umpire Mike DiMuro.
Houston center fielder Michael Bourn
and left fielder Carlos Lee rushed in
to dispute the call, which was subse-
quently reviewed by replay and upheld
for Pujols 23rd homer.
David Freese homered for the
Cardinals, who have won five of six.
Houston fell to 0-5 on its season-
long, 10-game road trip and 0-4 at
Busch Stadium.
Lee had an RBI single in the third
for Houstons only run.
Westbrook (9-4) allowed seven hits
and a walk in six innings. Fernando
Salas struck out the side in the ninth
for his 19th save.
Diamondbacks 6, Padres 1
SAN DIEGO Joe Saunders
came within one out of a shutout and
Justin Upton and Kelly Johnson drove
in two runs each for Arizona.
Saunders (7-8) had two outs in the
ninth when he surrendered a homer
to Jesus Guzman. The right-hander
allowed six hits, struck out four and
walked two.
Upton hit a solo homer and drove
in a run with a sacrifice fly. In his last
seven games, Upton is 15 for 26 with
three homers and 13 RBIs.
Johnson had three hits, including
an RBI triple, and Willie Bloomquist
had three hits with two runs scored.
Dustin Moseley (3-10) allowed
five runs and seven hits over seven
San Diego, which leads the majors
with 110 stolen bases, failed to steal a
base for the first time in 13 games.
Dodgers 3, Rockies 1
Kershaw outpitched Jhoulys Chacin
with 6 2-3 gritty innings to win his fourth
straight start and Matt Kemp drove in
two runs in Los Angeles fourth con-
secutive victory.
Kershaw (12-4) threw a career-
high 125 pitches, allowing two runs
and eight hits and striking out six. The
left-hander is 7-0 with a 1.65 ERA in
his last 10 starts at Dodger Stadium,
where he hasnt lost since April 16.
Kershaw increased his major
league-leading strikeout total to 173.
Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect
ninth for his second save in three
Chacin (8-8) was charged with
three runs one earned and three
hits in six innings. The right-hander is
0-4 with a 4.87 ERA in seven starts
since winning his previous three out-
By The Associated Press
Suspended San Francisco bench
coach Ron Wotus one game for his
inappropriate actions during Saturdays
game against Milwaukee.
American League
Activated DH Vladimir Guerrero from
the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Mark
Worrell to Norfolk (IL).
J.D. Drew on the 15-day DL, retroac-
tive to July 20. Recalled INF Drew
Sutton from Pawtucket (IL).
3B Brandon Inge to Toledo (IL).
Activated 3B Eric Chavez from the
60-day DL. Optioned INF Brandon
Laird to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).
LHP Cesar Ramos to Durham (IL).
Recalled RHP Jay Buente from
National League
Reinstated RHP J.J. Putz from the
15-day DL. Selected the contract of
OF Collin Cowgill from Reno (PCL).
Placed INF Geoff Blum on the 15-day
DL, retroactive to July 25.
Jonny Gomes and cash considerations
to the Washington Nationals for OF Bill
Rhinehart and LHP Chris Manno.
1B Jason Giambi on the 15-day DL.
Assigned RHP Tyson Brummett from
Lehigh Valley (IL) to Reading (EL).
RHP Pat Neshek and C Luis Martinez
from Tucson (PCL). Optioned C Kyle
Phillips to Tucson. Placed RHP Ernesto
Frieri on the paternity leave list.
National Hockey League
Announce the retirement of C Kris
Signed C Craig Smith to a two-year
Signed F Jason Williams to a one-year
terms with C Ivan Telegin.
terms with F Casey Haines.
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DEAR BRUCE: I am a widower with
two granddaughters. I have all of my assets
in our three names as power of attorney.
Am I doing this correctly? I would like
to escape probate if possible. Do we each
own a third? This has been in place for 10
years. F.R., via email
DEAR F.R.: The problem is that you
have your granddaughters names on
everything. If they get into some financial
difficulty, the assets that you worked very
hard for may be attached. I understand
the desire to avoid probate, but frankly,
probate is not the terrible thing that it
has been made out to be. I dont know
how your affairs have been stated, but I
might assume that you each own a third.
I would be uncomfortable making that
statement. It would seem to me that you
are far better off talking to your attorney
and having the property put back in your
name. I do realize that means if you require
substantial medical attention or nursing
home care, your granddaughters equity
might be exhausted. Would your interest
be jeopardized if something were to enter
their lives, like legal liability, tax issues,
Finally, at the risk of repetition, I dont
find that going through probate is such a
horrible experience.
DEAR BRUCE: After 25 years of
marriage and no children, my husband has
asked me for a divorce. We own a house
together and have no debt except for the
mortgage. I have a substantial retirement
fund, while my husbands is significantly
less than mine. I chose to invest heavily
for what I thought was our future, and he
chose to be conservative. At the same time,
I contributed equally to the household
expenses. We agreed that he would move
out and I would refinance the house in my
name. How do I find a good lawyer (I have
no one to turn to for advice) and protect my
retirement? --J.B., via email
DEAR J.B.: Marriages do come apart
even after 25 years, and it is always a
painful experience. Whether your state is
equal distribution or equitable distribution
depends on the state in which you live. I
am certain you can see the differences. You
will need an attorney, in any case, and if
it is a contentious situation as to how the
assets should be divided, the only sure
winners are the attorneys. You should be
able to talk to some of your colleagues and
co-workers and get some recommendations
for attorneys who have earned a good
reputation in divorce matters. You can check
with your local bar association, and they
will, after hearing what your circumstances
are, recommend half a dozen names to you.
You can interview these people and ask
about their fees, experience, etc. Youll get
some notion to what your expenses will be.
Under any circumstances, it is a difficult
situation, and if its contentious, it can be
DEAR BRUCE: My husband and I are
working on paying off our mortgage. Our
goal is September 2011. We are putting
everything we have in our savings toward
the mortgage. We have decided to live on
a very strict budget in order to meet this
goal. We dont charge on credit cards and
try to be very frugal. The only other debt
we have is a $7,500 car loan. We also have
a CD that will mature next year. Should we
put this toward the mortgage to pay off our
house even quicker? As of today, we owe
$24,000 on our house. Please share your
thoughts. -- Reader, via email
DEAR READER: You guys are doing
very well. I dont think, however, that you
should be paying down your house the way
you are, and I would not take the money
out of a CD to continue to pay it quicker.
Could the market go down demonstrably?
Absolutely. You might wish to wait until
there seems to be a bottom and the prices
are increasing. Will the market recover to its
previous highs? I have no way of knowing.
Will the market recover substantially, and
will good, solid American companies still
be here paying dividends and growing?
Without question.
DEAR BRUCE: A financial planner
has advised me and my wife to take out a
reverse mortgage on our home, which we
own free and clear. They recommend we
use the funds to purchase a $350,000 life
insurance policy on my wife. They claim
that our son would inherit the $350,000
with no tax liability. We could then invest
the remaining money and have more
income. We have approximately $700,000
in cash assets. We do not feel we need this
additional income and would like to know
whether getting a reverse mortgage is a
good investment strategy for our situation.
-- George V., via email
DEAR GEORGE: Maybe Ive missed
something, but it seems your financial
adviser is an insurance salesman. Why in
the world would you pay the high interest
and fees, which are perfectly proper on a
reverse mortgage and are desirable for many
people, to produce a life insurance policy?
Unless your assets are considerably larger
then youre describing, properly set up, there
would be no federal income tax. Until you
know that, the only guy who benefits, as I see
it, is the insurance salesman selling a rather
substantial life insurance policy. I would
be very happy to listen to any arguments
beyond those that you have mentioned here.
I can see no advantage to anyone but the
insurance guy.
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Divided assets not always the smartest option
UAW wants bigger cut of Detroits newfound profits
The Associated Press
To help American car-
makers stay in business,
autoworkers grudgingly gave
up pay raises and some ben-
efits four years ago.
Now that General Motors,
Ford and Chrysler are mak-
ing money again, workers
want compensation for their
sacrifice. Just how much
they get is the central ques-
tion hanging over contract
talks that start this week
between Detroit and one of
the nations largest and most
powerful unions.
The negotiations, the
first since Chrysler and GM
took government aid and
emerged from bankruptcy,
will set wages and benefits
for 111,000 members of the
United Auto Workers, includ-
ing those at Ford, which
avoided bankruptcy by tak-
ing out massive private loans.
The UAWs four-year con-
tracts with the Detroit Three
expire on Sept. 14.
Theres more at stake
than pay. After the industrys
brush with financial ruin in
2008 and 2009, both sides
know how quickly Detroits
sales and profitability could
vanish. Sales are on pace to
reach nearly 13 million cars
and trucks this year, better
than the 10 million in 2009,
but still below the 17 million
peak in 2005. Americans are
worried about buying cars
when wages and the job mar-
ket are weak. The workers
and Detroit companies cant
leave themselves vulnerable
to rivals.
Managements not the
enemy at this point, says
Jim Graham, a longtime local
union president in Lordstown,
Ohio, where workers make
the Chevrolet Cruze car. The
enemy is the competition.
Even so, the talks wont be
easy. Chrysler, which is run by
Italian automaker Fiat, wants
to hold the line on wages and
benefits, while GM and Ford
want to cut labor costs even
more. Theres friction inside
the union, too. Many work-
ers are eager to get a share of
company profits and restore
pay raises and some benefits
given up during the financial
You want to get some-
thing back, says Hans Smith,
a worker at GMs pickup
plant in Flint, Mich., who
knows they wont get back
all the concessions.
That could create problems
for the UAWs new leader,
Bob King, who preaches
cooperation over confronta-
King wants to make sure
our members get their fair
share of the upside but also
keep the companies competi-
Wall Street is watching,
too. Stock prices at Ford and
GM and a potential Chrysler
public offering could be hurt
if companies end up with
higher costs.
The talks started Monday
at Chryslers Auburn Hills,
Mich., headquarters with a
series of friendly handshakes.
Both sides wore matching
maroon jackets to signal
Here are the key issues in
the talks:
Reward for Risk:
Workers want a bigger
cut of the profits now that
Detroits automakers are
making money again. They
got profit-sharing checks in
January, but theyll want big-
ger ones this year to offset
the risk that they could noth-
ing if the economy slows
more and auto sales tank.
They also resent the size
of executive pay packages,
particularly at Ford, where
workers fume that Ford CEO
Alan Mulally got $26.5 mil-
lion for 2010.
Some assembly-line work-
ers are already mad about
giving up guaranteed raises.
They could resist profit-shar-
Most workers say No,
thats not good enough,
says Gary Walkowicz, a Ford
worker who ran unsuccess-
fully against King last year.
Its like pie in the sky as
opposed to real increases in
wages to help us keep up
with increasing prices.
The UAWs ultimate
weapon, a strike, is banned
at GM and Chrysler under
terms of the government bail-
out. The union could still
strike at Ford.
Matching Rivals
Even with big reductions
in labor costs since 2007,
GM and Ford still pay more
in wages and benefits than
Toyota, Honda and Hyundai,
which dont have union-
ized workers. Fords cost
is the highest in Detroit at
around $58 per hour, while
Toyotas is $55, according
to the Center for Automotive
Research. GM and Ford will
try to cut costs further in talks
this summer, while Chrysler,
which has the lowest costs
in Detroit, doesnt want an
Still, factory wages and
benefits cost the Detroit
Three around $20 less an
hour per worker than they
did four years ago. In the
last contract talks, compa-
nies got the union to form
trust funds to manage the
cost of their retirees health
care. That took a huge cost
off Detroits books once the
companies gave money to
the trusts. The union also
agreed to lower wages for
newly-hired workers, about
half the $29 per hour that
longtime union workers
King says Detroits costs
will fall as more new workers
are hired.
He says that the union
wont make any more finan-
cial concessions, but will
look at other ways to cut
costs, including health care
changes, as long as members
arent hurt.
Al Iacobelli, Chryslers
chief negotiator, says the
company wont go back to the
old formula of pay raises.
Keeping U.S. Jobs:
The UAW is eager to
boost its ranks with more
new hires. Its membership
has fallen to 376,612, about
a quarter of the 1.5 million it
had at its peak in 1979. The
companies, though, are reluc-
tant to hire with auto sales
and the economy still sput-
tering. King concedes that
reopening plants would have
to be justified by increased
In past years the spirit of
cooperation at the start of
talks quickly has turned to
nastiness as both sides staked
out their positions. But UAW
Vice President General
Holiefield says this year will
be different.
Weve come through
hell and look where were at
today, he says. I dont see
anything as an obstacle.
Weve come
through hell and
look where were
at today. I dont
see anything as
an obstacle.
General Holiefield,
UAW vice president
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Im going to tell you a true
story about the now-defunct
Borders bookstores.
Years ago, I wrote a book
about the town I was living
in. Even though I changed the
names to protect the innocent
and threw in heavy doses of
exaggeration and fantasy,
everyone knew exactly whom
I was writing about.
Im a nice guy and it was
a fun book and no one took
offense (no one sued me, that
is) and I was happy and the
publisher was happy and the
people of the town I wrote
about were happy.
One of my neighbors was
traveling when the book was
published, and when I ran
into him months later, he said
hed heard Id written a book.
Yes, I told him, Ill get you a
copy, something Id done for
all the other neighbors.
No, no, no, Ill buy one,
he said. Where can I get
it? We went back and forth
for a while, but he insisted
that he would rather buy one,
in the mistaken belief that
somehow, someway, I would
get all the money from the
sale. It was much too hard to
explain that on a $26 book,
I might get $1.25 -- if the
wind was blowing from the
southeast and it was sold after
11 p.m. on the third Tuesday
of the month. At least thats
the way the contract seemed
to be written.
Borders was the closest
bookstore, in a nearby town
that was big enough to have
a mall. I told him theyd have
it. I ran into him a month later
and asked how hed liked the
They were out, so I
ordered it. No big deal; Im on
the road again for a month.
Two months later I asked
him how he liked it.
I called them and they
said they had my order, but
a woman came in and bought
five copies and they had only
four, so they sold her my copy
and reordered it for me. They
said they still dont have any
copies in the store.
No copies? I called my
editor. This was my local
store. If you couldnt buy the
book there, where could you
buy it? If they were selling
five copies at a time, youd
think they would reorder it as
fast as possible.
Ten minutes later, the
editor called me back and
said hed just talked to his
contact at Borders. She said
they have nine copies of your
book at the store, according
to her computer.
I called my neighbor and
told him there were nine
copies at the store. He said
hed give the store another
Five minutes later he
called me back, laughing.
This could not be good.
I told them what
you told me. They put me on
hold for five minutes and then
said: Youre right, we do have
nine copies in the store. But
we dont have your copy,
the copy you ordered.
It was a lesson in exactly
how hard it is to sell a book.
Writing a book is the easy
part. Selling a book is the
hard part. Pundits will tell
you that Facebook, Twitter,, e-books and
Kindles have changed the
book business so much that
Borders couldnt survive and
Barnes & Noble may be next.
But I think books -- the kind
you open and shut, the kind
you hold in your hands, the
kind you read while you are
eating your cereal, the kind
that keep you up long after
you should have gone to bed
-- will always be with us. So
will e-books and audiobooks
and book forms yet to be.
Theyll all coexist nicely.
Borders mistake was
this: People who read books,
read lots of them. People
who dont, dont. Trying to
run a bookstore for people
who dont read a lot is a bad
business idea. They dont
need the music and the cafe
and the novelty stuff. Its like
opening up a Dairy Queen for
people who like salads. You
can do one or the other; you
cant do both.
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Dont head for the borders
LONDON (AP) As the
surgeons cut into her neck,
Marianne Marquis was think-
ing of the beach.
As she heard the doctors
voices, she was imagining her
toes in the sand, the water
Marquis had been hypno-
tized before surgery to have
her thyroid removed. Shes
among a growing number
of surgical patients at the
Belgian hospital, Cliniques
Universitaires St. Luc in
Brussels, who choose hyp-
nosis and a local anesthetic
to avoid the groggy knockout
effect of general anesthesia.
These patients are sedated
but aware, and doctors say
their recovery time is faster
and their need for painkillers
reduced. This method is fea-
sible for only certain types of
In her case, Marquis, 53,
imagined herself in a field
near a beach which her
anesthetist began describing
by whispering into her ear
about 10 minutes before sur-
gery. She remembers hearing
the doctors talk to her, but
said it was as if they were far
Since doctors began offer-
ing hypnosis at the hospital
in 2003, hundreds of patients
have chosen it. At another
Belgian hospital, more than
8,000 surgeries have been
done this way since 1992.
Doctors say nearly any
surgery usually done with a
local anesthetic could work
with hypnosis and less pain
medicine. Proponents say
hypnosis can dull patients
sense of pain and that it also
cuts down on the need for
That means patients recov-
er faster and hospitals save
money, according to some
studies. But it may require
doctors to spend more time
with patients beforehand to
do the hypnosis and they may
need more careful monitoring
during surgery.
The technique has become
increasingly popular in France
and Belgium in recent years.
Some plastic and facial sur-
geons in Germany also use
hypnosis, as well as some
British dental surgeons.
The French Society of
Anesthesiologists describes
hypnosis as a valid way to
supplement anesthesia to
reduce stress, anxiety and
pain but neither the Belgian
nor British anesthesiology
groups offer specific hyp-
nosis advice. Because of
demand, the French Society
of Anesthesiologists created
a special hypnosis branch in
their organization last year.
There are no figures on
how widely hypnosis is used
across Europe. In several of
the nearly dozen French hos-
pitals in Rennes, a northwest
city of about 200,000 people,
its used in about half of all
operations, says Claude Virot,
a psychiatrist and director
of the Institute of Research
and Training in Therapeutic
Communication there. Virot
helps organize hypnosis train-
ing and said about 500 health
professionals get it every year
in France.
Dr. Fabienne Roelants,
Marquis anesthetist,
described hypnosis as a modi-
fied state of consciousness.
The patients mind goes to
a pleasant place, but the body
stays in the operating room.
At Roelants hospital, one-
third of all surgeries to remove
thyroids and one-quarter of
all breast cancer surgeries,
including biopsies and mas-
tectomies, use hypnosis and
local anesthetic. She and col-
leagues hope to expand the
technique to procedures like
hernias, knee arthroscopies
and plastic surgeries.
Roelants said if patients
feel any pain during the pro-
cedure, anesthetists immedi-
ately give them a painkiller
The Associated Press
TRIPOLI, Libya The
part of Libya under Moammar
Gadhafis control is wracked
by shortages in fuel, food and
cash despite a veneer of nor-
malcy, according to a U.N.
fact-finding mission.
In a report late Monday,
the United Nations said its
weeklong mission to the
country identified a lack of
fuel, rising food prices, a
strained medical system, and
a cash crunch as some of the
problems besetting Gadhafis
Gadhafis regime and
Libyas rebels have been
locked in a stalemate on vari-
ous fronts across the coun-
try, despite a NATO bomb-
ing campaign directed against
government forces. The reb-
els control eastern Libya and
pockets in the west, while
Gadhafi clings to the rest,
including the capital of
NATO spokeswoman
Carmen Romero said Tuesday
the bombing campaign, now
in its fifth month, will con-
tinue as long as needed and
that Gadhafi cannot wait us
When NATO took com-
mand of operations, it had
expected that a sharp blow
would quickly persuade
Gadhafi to yield power.
NATO has repeatedly
emphasized that there must
be a political solution to the
crisis, and that it is up to
the Libyan people to decide
on the nations future. But
Secretary-General Anders
Fogh Rasmussen has said the
alliance considers it impos-
sible to have a transition to
democracy while Gadhafi
remains in power.
Amid the deadlock on
the ground, there may be an
emerging international con-
sensus that Gadhafi could stay
in Libya if he resigns. British
Foreign Secretary William
Hague on Monday signed on
to the idea first floated last
week by his French counter-
part. The White House has
said the decision is up to the
Libyan people.
The Libyan rebels have been
divided on the issue. Mustafa
Abdul-Jalil, head of the reb-
els National Transitional
Council, was quoted twice
this month, most recently on
Monday, as saying he would
consider such an arrangement
However, each time, he
quickly backtracked, in a pos-
sible sign of division among
the rebels.
Mahmoud Shammam,
a rebel spokesman, said
Tuesday that Abdul-Jalil was
misquoted in his most recent
comments to The Wall Street
Journal on Monday.
The proposal (of letting
Gadhafi stay) has no value,
Shammam said after speaking
with Abdul-Jalil. Let him
(Gadhafi) and his family go
to hell.
For some, hypnosis eases
pain, recovery of surgery
UN: Libyan areas under Gadhafi rule face shortages
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DEAR DR. GOTT: I get frequent
UTIs, especially after intercourse.
How do I convince my doctor that
a low-dosage refillable antibiotic
instead of a seven-day treatment is the
way to go for my situation?
I have taken to saving a pill or two
from my prescription so that when I
feel the onset of an infection, I can
take one pill and drink plenty of water
to thwart a full-blown episode.
Also, what is your opinion on
D-Mannose as a treatment? I read
about it online and am considering
giving it a try. I cant drink cranberry
juice because I have also been
diagnosed with interstitial cystitis, and
the acid irritates my bladder.
DEAR READER: Urinary-tract
infections are common and are the
cause of more than 8 million visits to
the doctor every year. The kidneys,
ureters, bladder and urethra make
up the urinary system. The kidneys
remove excess amounts of liquid and
waste from the blood in the form of
urine, balance salts and other blood
substances, and help form a hormone
that produces red blood cells. The
ureters are narrow tubes that carry
urine from the kidneys to the bladder,
where it is stored until emptied
through the urethra. An adult passes
approximately 48 ounces of urine
each day.
Generally speaking, urine is sterile
-- meaning it is free of viruses,
bacteria and fungi. However, an
infection can occur when bacteria
enter and multiply in any part of the
urinary tract. UTIs most commonly
occur in the bladder or urethra and as
the result of the bacterium Escherichia
coli, or E. coli. When the bladder is
affected, a condition known as cystitis
(inflammation of the bladder) may
occur. Cystitis can also occur without
infection. If not treated properly (in
a timely manner, with appropriate
antibiotics or for a long enough period
of time), the infection can back up
into the kidneys, a condition known
as pyelonephritis. Kidney infections
can be difficult to treat, requiring
extended courses of antibiotic
therapy and possible hospitalization.
Complications of untreated
pyelonephritis include kidney damage
and a life-threatening spread of the
infection into the bloodstream.
Women are more prone to frequent
UTIs than are men, and almost 20
percent of the women having a UTI
will have another one. Of that amount,
30 percent will have another, and
a whopping 80 percent will have a
recurrence from that group. Even
when E. coli is to blame, there are
differences in the bacteria present,
indicating diverse infections. This
process alone may be why your
physician will not give you a standing
order for an antibiotic. It is, however,
an acceptable practice to give women
a refillable prescription for a single,
low-dose antibiotic to be taken
immediately following intercourse to
prevent an infection.
Drinking plenty of fluids to help flush
bacteria from your system, emptying
the bladder soon after intercourse, and
avoiding irritating feminine-hygiene
products may help you prevent an
infection. Instead of sitting in a tub, take
a shower. Avoid caffeine, alcohol and
spicy foods when you experience any
symptoms. Because of your history,
you should talk to your physician about
what other options you have, rather
than waiting until a full-blown infection
occurs. Perhaps a referral to a urologist
is in order.
The D-Mannose to which you refer
is a simple sugar for the treatment of
UTIs and is relatively new to the herbal
market. It is a naturally occurring rare
saccharide in some plant and food
substances and, depending on the
concentration of bacteria present, is
purported to reduce symptoms in 24
to 48 hours and clear them in three
days. Many of the products marketed
appear to have 400 milligrams of
cranberry extract added to enhance
its effectiveness. I can neither endorse
nor pan the product because I dont
know enough about it. If you choose
to proceed, be careful to check the
ingredient label before purchase.
Readers who would like related
information can order my Health
Report Bladder and Urinary Tract
Infections by sending a self-
addressed stamped No. 10 envelope
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payable to Dr. Peter Gott and mailed
to P.O. Box 433, Lakeville, CT 06039-
0433. Be sure to mention the title or
print an order form off my websites
direct link at www.AskDrGottMD.
Dr. Peter H. Gott is a retired
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Better, Dr. Gotts No Flour, No
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By Bernice Bede Osol
Teen moves in
with her supervisor
Dear Annie: My grand-
daughter, Tammi, gradu-
ated high school at the end
of May. She has been work-
ing at a pet store since last
fall. This was her first real
job, and she was both elated
and proud.
When I visited over the
Christmas holidays, she
took me to the store to meet
her boss and the other teen
employees. Tammi told me
the boss had discussed the
stores finances with her,
that he didnt love his wife
any longer, that
he was getting a
divorce, and on
and on. I told her
this is not some-
thing a 34-year-old
employer would
be sharing with
an 18-year-old
female employee
unless he had an
ulterior motive.
The day after
her 19th birthday,
Tammi left home
and moved in with her boss,
who is now divorced and
shares custody of his 4-year-
old child. She is absolutely
enthralled with this guy,
who is four years younger
than her father. Our family
is just sick over this. Weve
all tried talking to her, but
she wont listen. She said we
should lighten up and that
her friends are all OK with
it. I know for a fact that her
best friend doesnt like this
fellow and says hes mean
to Tammi.
My granddaughter says
shes an adult and can do
whatever she wants. How
can we make her realize that
this is a huge mistake? --
Worried Sick in Illinois
Dear Worri ed:
Unfortunately, Tammi is
right -- she is an adult and
can make as many lousy deci-
sions as she wants. Often,
kids are attracted to what
seems most outrageous to
their families. Perhaps if you
stop fighting her, Tammi will
have less to rebel against.
Welcome this man into your
family as best you can, and
let Tammi see him in con-
text. She may decide hes
not so outrageous after all.
Or you might decide hes not
as terrible a choice as you
originally feared.
Dear Annie: Our son
divorced after almost 21
years of marriage. The mar-
riage was never particularly
happy. As the mother of our
two wonderful grandchil-
dren, we want our former
daughter-in-law to remain
part of our lives.
Our son is engaged and
is planning to marry next
year. We are not close to
Mary, but if she makes
our son happy, thats good
enough for us. When Mary
asked us to remove our sons
wedding photo from the
wall, we did so. The prob-
lem is, she now wants us to
remove all photographs that
include our former daughter-
in-law, including ones with
the grandchildren and other
family members.
Annie, there are memo-
ries that go along with these
photos. We replaced all the
photographs that included
our son with his ex-wife,
but we left the others. My
husband and I feel this is our
home and we should be able
to display what we choose.
What is the proper thing to
do? -- Confused In-Laws
Dear Confused: Some
second wives are insecure
about their position in the
family and try to
control their envi-
ronment -- and
yours. While you
are under no obli-
gation to remove
any photos from
your home, we also
know that you dont
want to create a rift
with your son and
his new bride. We
suggest you take
the contentious
pictures and place
them in your bedroom or in
storage, or transfer them to
a CD.
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his sleep and tears the sheets
with his toenails.
Im a Vietnam vet who,
in recent years, had become
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a couple of times, punching
the walls and waking up on
my knees swinging at ghosts
standing by the bed, I saw
a doctor who prescribed an
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happy to report that I havent
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Difficulties accomplishing
anything in the year ahead will not
be due to an absence of opportunities,
but from the fact that you might have
too many options. Select the ones that
interest you the most and tackle them
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Praise,
politeness and tact are tools that
always work very well for everybody.
However, you will need one more
element, and that is a ring of sincerity.
Mean what you say.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
-- Your word must always be your
bond, especially when making a
commitment to a special someone. A
broken promise could leave a wound
that would be extremely difficult to
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) --
Youre good at flowery speech, but
you might be tempted to lay it on
rather thick, leaving a lot of doubt in
anothers mind. Better use a thinner
brush and smaller strokes.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) --
Although youre basically an intense
person, you could be more bold than
smart, and get yourself in a lot of
trouble. As the saying goes, Dont
rush in where angels fear to tread.
21) -- The last thing you need to tell
someone who comes to you for help
is what you believe she or he wants to
hear instead of the truth. Itll hurt your
pal even further.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) -- Regardless of what you find
yourself doing, rely only on your own
smarts, abilities and resources. You
could lock yourself out if you depend
on others for help.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
-- Listen to the suggestions of others,
but dont use what they say as an
excuse to cop out or fail to think for
yourself, especially if you know more
about things then they do.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20)
-- Doing something good for phony
reasons will be transparent to those
whom youre trying to impress. Be
sure your motives are sincere and not
just for show.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
-- When out in public, your common
sense usually enables you to maintain
a pleasant demeanor toward those
who have offended you in the past.
You might have a hard time doing so
today, however.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
-- Do not employ permissiveness
toward those in your charge when
discipline is required. Youll be
asking for trouble, because the former
compounds mistakes, while the latter
corrects them.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) --
Unless your mind is totally focused on
your work, even tasks you handle on a
regular basis could go awry, so dont
take anything for granted. Serious
mistakes are likely if you stray.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
-- If youre watching your pennies,
subdue extravagant spending habits,
such as purchasing something at its
initial price when you know it will be
reduced down the line.
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12 The Herald Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Answers to Tuesdays questions:
The only person more recognizable to school children
than Ronald McDonald is Santa Claus.
Theodore Roosevelt was the only president to be blind
in one eye. He was injured in a boxing match in 1904. By
1908, he was totally blind in his left eye but the condition
was kept a secret.
Todays questions:
What US president held a patent?
What is the difference between partly cloudy and
partly sunny?
Answers in Thursdays Herald.
Todays words:
Jobmonger: one who manages corrupt jobs
Uxorious: doting on a wife
Todays joke:
The photographer for a national magazine was
assigned to get photos of a great forest fire. Smoke at the
scene was too thick to get any good shots, so he franti-
cally called his home office to hire a plane. It will be
waiting for you at the airport! he was assured by his
As soon as he got to the small, rural airport, sure
enough, a plane was warming up near the runway. He
jumped in with his equipment and yelled, Lets go!
Lets go! The pilot swung the plane into the wind and
soon they were in the air.
Fly over the north side of the fire, said the photog-
rapher, and make three or four low level passes.
Why? asked the pilot.
Because Im going to take pictures! Im a pho-
tographer, and photographers take pictures! said the
photographer with great exasperation.
After a long pause the pilot said, You mean youre
not the instructor?
Low taxes, high health costs make choices tough
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON Wealthy countries
all over the world are dealing with debts
and strained budgets as they mop up after
the Great Recession and brace for the bud-
get-busting retirement of the baby boomer
But the United States is in a bigger fix
than almost anyone else.
The U.S. federal debt was equal to 95
percent of the overall economy in the first
three months of 2011, the fifth-highest
on the Associated Press Global Economy
Tracker, an analysis of economic and finan-
cial data from 30 of the biggest economies.
Every year that the U.S. government
spends more than it collects in taxes, it
records an annual budget deficit. The $14.3
trillion debt is the sum of all annual deficits
and surpluses.
As U.S. policymakers argue over raising
the federal borrowing limit and slashing
debts, America is hobbled in ways the oth-
ers are not. Tax collections are low by his-
torical and international standards. Health
care costs are astronomical and still ris-
ing. The political system is gridlocked.
Those problems suggest the current
impasse over raising the U.S. governments
borrowing limit and cutting the deficit is
a prelude to even more intense political
This years federal tax revenues are fore-
cast to equal 14.4 percent of gross domestic
product, a broad measure of economic out-
put, according to the Office of Management
and Budget.
Thats the lowest share since 1950, long
before Congress approved expensive pro-
grams such as Medicare. Tax collections
have been reduced by the recession and by
tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003. Among
29 countries ranked by the Organization for
Economic Development and Cooperation,
only Japan and Spain take in less tax rev-
enue than the U.S. as a percentage of GDP.
When it comes to health care, the U.S.
spends the equivalent of 17.4 percent of
its GDP by far the highest percentage
among wealthy nations. The next highest is
the Netherlands, where health care spend-
ing equals 12 percent of GDP. Among the
34 wealthy countries that belong to the
OECD, health care spending averages less
than 9.5 percent of GDP.
Political gridlock magnifies Americas
debt woes. Among the five biggest coun-
tries with a top AAA rating from the credit
rating agency Moodys, the U.S. is the only
one that hasnt come up with a serious plan
to control government debt, says Moodys
sovereign debt analyst, Steven Hess.
The U.S. is also the only one of the five
that doesnt have a parliamentary system,
which allows the ruling party or coali-
tion to pass its agenda undeterred by the
opposition. After taking control last year
in Britain, for instance, a coalition led by
the Conservative Party enacted an austerity
program of tax hikes and spending cuts.
The U.S. does have a couple of advan-
tages over other rich countries that help it
hang onto its top credit rating even as its
debts rise and political squabbling over the
federal borrowing limit raises the risk of
Thanks to a relatively high birth rate and
an even higher rate of immigration, the U.S.
is aging more slowly than other rich coun-
tries. It will have a higher percentage of
people working over the next few decades
than Europe and Japan. Those workers will
pay taxes to finance health care and pension
benefits for baby boomers.
Last year, the U.S. had four active work-
ers for every retiree; by 2050, with baby
boomers out of the labor force, it will have
only two, according to an S&P report on the
fiscal impact of aging populations on rich
countries. But the countries that are aging
fastest Japan and Italy will have it
much worse. An even split between work-
ers and retirees will put enormous strains on
their pensions and health care budgets.
Another U.S. advantage: The federal
governments debts are all in U.S. dollars,
giving America control of its destiny com-
pared with countries that have to pay back
debts in another countrys currency. The
U.S., for instance, can print dollars, driving
down the value of the currency. That would
make it cheaper to pay back its debts. It
would also boost the economy and tax rev-
enue by making American products cheaper
around the world and luring foreign inves-
tors who build plants and buy real estate.
1 in 10 post offces may be closed
US Somalis work to ease misery of famine back home
Poultry maker expands chicken recall to nuggets
14 indicted for sham marriages
Conficts of interest between
big oil, regulators continues
Homestyle hernia operation with butter knife?
Associated Press
WASHINGTON The Postal Service is considering clos-
ing more than 1 in 10 of its retail outlets.
The financially troubled agency announced Tuesday that it
will study 3,653 local offices, branches and stations for pos-
sible closing. But many of those may be replaced by what the
service is calling Village Post Offices in which postal services
are offered in local stores, libraries or government offices.
Its no secret that the Postal Service is looking to change
the way we do a lot of things, Postmaster General Patrick
Donahoe said at a briefing. We do feel that we are still rel-
evant to the American public and the economy, but we have to
make some tough choices.
Currently the post office operates 31,871 retail outlets across
the country, down from 38,000 a decade ago, but in recent years
business has declined sharply as first-class mail moved to the
Internet. In addition, the recession resulted in a decline in adver-
tising mail, and the agency lost $8 billion last year.
Most of the offices that face review are in rural areas and
have low volumes of business. As many as 3,000 post offices
have only two hours of business a day even though they are
open longer, said postal vice president Dean Granholm.
Coming under review doesnt necessarily mean an office
will close. The post office announced in January it was review-
ing 1,400 offices for possible closing. So far 280 have been
closed and 200 have finished the review process and will
remain open.
Once an office is selected for a review, people served by
that office will have 60 days to file their comments. If an office
is to be closed, they will be able to appeal to the independent
Postal Regulatory Commission.
The post office must consolidate facilities and streamline
operations in the way that countless private sector companies
have done to remain viable in the face of new markets, new
technology and changing customer needs, said Issa.
Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS Mohamed Hassan gets emotional
when he hears about the famine devastating Somalia, recall-
ing his own months-long walk from Mogadishu to Kenya two
decades ago as a teenager fleeing the civil war.
Now Hassan and other Somalis here are digging deep to
Ive lived through starvations, hunger. Ive lived in a
refugee camp, Hassan said. Because of my relationship to
the people of Somalia back home, but also because of past
experiences, I feel the pain. I cannot afford to sit back and
watch people go through these experiences.
From Facebook campaigns to car washes and concerts to
local collection sites, Minnesotas Somali community the
nations largest at an estimated 25,000 people is raising
tens of thousands of dollars to help the starving masses.
Though an overall total isnt known, Somalis have helped
raised roughly $100,000 for the American Refugee Committee,
including $47,000 at a single event last week. Another group,
Amoud Foundation, reported raising $94,000 from the Twin
Cities in less than two weeks.
I dont think weve ever seen an emergency like this
where the diaspora is at the center of the response, said
Daniel Wordsworth, the president and chief executive of
American Refugee Committee. They are all taking a lead
... We dont have to convince the Somalis to care. They care
more than we ever will.
But Minnesota Somalis are taking precautions. The state
has been the center of a long-running federal investigation
into the recruiting of Americans to join al-Shabab, a ter-
ror group responsible for much of the violence in Somalia.
As part of that investigation, two Minnesota women were
accused last summer of soliciting money and clothes for
refugees in Somalia but steering the money instead to al-
To guard against that, Somalis are carefully partnering with
or donating to long-established relief organizations.
Before donating, people have to think twice, said Hassan
Mohamud, the imam at Islamic Dawah Center in St. Paul and
an organizer of relief efforts. Everybody wants to pay and
everyone is generous to pay, but they want to make sure they
wont be in trouble if they give this.
The community is very careful, said Safia Yasin Farah,
who started a Facebook page, Somalis Without Borders for
Drought Relief. We dont want to have anything to do with
al-Shabab. We just wish they would go away.
After the Minnesota women were arrested, the U.S.
Attorneys Office in Minnesota came up with tips for chari-
table giving. Spokeswoman Jeanne Cooney said there is no
safe list of nonprofits that are free of terror ties, but the Office
of Foreign Assets Control maintains a list of groups that are
designated as terror organizations. While that list is not all-
inclusive, Cooney said, We urge people to peruse that list
before they give or make contributions.
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) A voluntary recall of thousands
of pounds of ready-to-eat chicken has been expanded over
concerns that the meat could be contaminated with bacteria
that can cause food poisoning.
Colorado-based Pilgrims Pride on Tuesday announced
the recall now includes about 7,000 pounds of Pilgrims
Pride Brand Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Nuggets that were
shipped to dozens of Dollar General stores in the following
states: West Virginia, Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky,
Indiana, Georgia, Florida and Alabama.
The recall began last week over fears that more than five
tons of ready-to-eat chicken was potentially tainted by Listeria
The Center for Disease Control classifies listeriosis as a seri-
ous infection that primarily affects older adults, pregnant women,
newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems.
Pilgrims says it is not aware of any reported illnesses.
The newly recalled product was sold in 2-pound bags and
carries the best-by date of June 2, 2012, and UPC number
77013 16224. It was produced in the Pilgrims plant in Mt.
Pleasant, Texas. Pilgrim officials say the company is work-
ing closely with Dollar General to locate all of the recalled
The U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and
Inspection Service announced the recall of two of the com-
panys products Thursday.
The first was nearly 400 pounds of Fully-Cooked Grilled
Chicken Breast Fillets with Rib Meat made at Pilgrims plant
in Waco, Texas, and distributed through Columbus.
Also, recalled was nearly 11,000 pounds of Sweet Georgia
Brand Fully-Cooked Breaded White Chicken Nuggets Shaped
Patties produced at Pilgrims plant in Mt. Pleasant and sent to
distribution centers in New Jersey and Texas.
The problem was discovered during on-site internal testing
at each plant.
Consumers may contact Pilgrims at 1-800-321-1470.
Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. A federal grand jury in Sacramento
has indicted 14 people on charges of arranging sham marriages
to immigrants from Russia, Ukraine and Eastern European
nations to help them stay in the United States, U.S. Attorney
Benjamin Wagner said Tuesday.
The indictment was unsealed after the man charged with being
the ringleader, Sergey Potepalov, 55, was arrested Monday at his
home in the Sacramento suburb of Citrus Heights.
He and the others had made a business out of marriage
fraud since 2002, arranging at least nine marriages to circum-
vent immigration laws, Wagner said. They attempted at least 39
marriages, although not all were included in the indictment, said
Dan Lane, assistant special agent in charge of the Department of
Homeland Security investigations office in Sacramento.
Were not talking about downtrodden people that are looking
for a way to get to a better life. Were talking about people making
a profit, Lane said at a news conference. It exploits our generous
immigration system thats designed to help people with humani-
tarian reasons to come here, compassionate reasons.
Foreign nationals paid up to $10,000 to Potepalov and an
associate, Keith ONeil, 44, of Sacramento, to arrange for the
marriages. U.S. citizens who agreed to the marriages were paid
up to $5,000.
ONeil and Potepalov began doing business after they met
at a bar in Sacramento, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel
McConkie, who is prosecuting the case. ONeil married twice as
part of the conspiracy, according to court documents: to a woman
from Russia in 2002 and to a woman from Romania in 2007. In
between, he tried to arrange four other fiance visas during three
trips with Potepalov to Moscow. All four petitions were denied.
McConkie said two couples married each other in Reno,
Nev., in 2007 as part of the conspiracy: Marla Brennan, 30, and
her boyfriend, Richard Vargas, 36, both of Sacramento, wed
Dumitru Sisianu, 25, and Alina Turcan, 26, who immigrated
from Moldova and now live in Jacksonville, Fla.
Associated Press
WASHINGTON Ties between offshore oil and gas com-
panies and the agency that regulates them persist, nearly a year
after the Obama administration announced an overhaul of eth-
ics rules to deter such cozy relationships, documents obtained
by The Associated Press show.
About 1 of every 5 employees involved in offshore inspec-
tions in the Gulf of Mexico has been recused from some duties
because they could come in contact with a family member or
friend working for a company they regulate.
Ten recent hires are barred for two years from performing
work where they could be in a position of policing their previ-
ous employer a company or contractor operating offshore.
The numbers come from recusal forms filed with the Bureau
of Ocean Energy Management, Enforcement and Regulation.
Roiled by a major offshore oil spill and a series of internal
investigations, the agency instituted a new ethics policy last
year designed to identify and prevent possible conflicts of
interest before they arise.
Copies of the forms submitted by more than 100 inspectors,
engineers and permit reviewers in five Gulf coast offices were
obtained by the AP under the Freedom of Information Act.
Personal information, such as the names of the employees,
their friends and their family members, was blacked out to
protect privacy. But the companies with ties to government
workers were disclosed, and they represent a whos who of the
offshore oil and gas industry, from majors like Chevron, Shell
and BP to smaller companies such as W&T Offshore Inc.,
Ankor Energy LLC and Hilcorp Energy Co.
Families fght Army to have slain
sons treated as war casualties
Associated Press
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Andy Long lies in a mili-
tary cemetery in Arkansas, between a Persian Gulf veteran and
a man who served in Korea.
While the tombstones around him say where the soldiers
served, the granite slab marking the 23-year-olds grave
doesnt list a military campaign at least, not one the Army
In the two years since Long was killed and another soldier
was wounded outside a military recruiting station in Little
Rock by a self-professed jihadist, their families have struggled
to convince the military and the federal government that the
two were victims of the global war on terror, not merely a
random act of violence.
My son was killed in this war, Janet Long said after she
left roses and babys-breath at her sons grave. It wasnt a
motorcycle accident and it wasnt a convenience-store drive-
by shooting.
Longs parents are fighting for formal recognition, namely
Purple Hearts, for their son and his wounded comrade, Pvt.
Quinton Ezeagwula. Before the murder trial of Abdulhakim
Muhammad ended abruptly Monday with a plea deal, they sent
a hefty report to the Secretary of the Armys office and The
Associated Press, detailing why the soldiers deserve the honor.
They say they are not only seeking acknowledgment of the
soldiers sacrifices but worry that without any formal recogni-
tion of being wounded in the line of duty, Ezeagwula who
still has shrapnel in his body from the shooting may have to
fight for ongoing health care.
Their goal seems nearly impossible. The award is usually
reserved for U.S. troops wounded or killed in combat or in an
act of international terrorism, and the Army says neither of
the soldiers is eligible. While Muhammad called the shooting
an act of war against America in retribution for the deaths of
Muslims abroad, no federal terrorism charges have been filed
against him.
GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) A Southern California man
stuck a butter knife into his belly in a failed bid at self-surgery
to remove a painful hernia, police said Tuesday.
The wife of the 63-year-old Glendale man called 911 on Sunday
night and told the emergency operator her husband was using a
knife to remove a protruding hernia, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
She said he had impaled himself with a knife, Lorenz
A hernia occurs when all or part of an organ squeezes
through a hole or a weak spot in a surrounding muscle or con-
nective tissue. While the man said he was trying to remove a
hernia, hernias are normally repaired by doctors in a hospital
or medical setting involving some type of procedure to push
the organ back in.
Officers found the man naked on a patio lounge chair out-
side his apartment with a 6-inch butter knife sticking out of his
stomach. The mans wife told officers that her husband was
upset about the hernia and wanted to take it out.
While waiting for paramedics, the sergeant said, the man
pulled out the knife and stuffed a cigarette he was smoking
into the bleeding, open wound.
What he was thinking, I dont know. I dont know if he
was cauterizing it (the wound), Lorenz said.
The man wasnt screaming or showing any signs of pain,
the sergeant said.
Based on his actions and statements from the wife, Lorenz
said the man was placed on psychiatric hold and taken to Los
Angeles County-USC Medical Center.
Because hes on psychiatric hold for up to 72 hours under
the state Welfare and Institutions Code, Lorenz said the mans
name and condition cannot be released.
You just never know what to expect, said Lorenz, who
has been on the police force for 29 years. Ive seen self-
mutilation, but not a maneuver like this.