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at nursing homes and is a past secretary of the Delphos Firemen’s Association. His recent acts of heroism include saving an errant Rat Terrier from a pine tree and rescuing a small kitten from a storm drain. “We all know we’re here to fight fires but people still call us for animal rescue,” Streets said. “It’s hard to say no when someone calls and is upset their animal is in trouble. So, I go and see what I can do.” The kitten was a piece of cake — the Rat Terrier, another story. “This lady called and said her dog was stuck in a tree,” Streets began. “That’s not the usual call. When I got there, this little guy was in a pine tree. I got the ladder and climbed the tree and just when I got within about five feet of him, he climbed down. There I was in the pine tree with scratches and sap all over me but it ended well, so it was all in a day’s work.” Nominations for Optimist “Firefighter of the Year” are open to any member of a department chartered by the Delphos Firemen’s Association. Criteria for the award include: quality of firefighter or association member, involvement in the community, attitude at firehouse, contribution to the fire district and association, extraordinary rescue following operational policies and training, development of wellness program that improves the health of the members of the department and outstanding effort to improve the department’s standing in the community.

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Franklin Elementary School will hold registration next week. Office hours are 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. The schedule include: New family registration — Monday Grades K-1 — Tuesday Grades 2-3 — Wednesday Grades 4-5 — Thursday Franklin kindergarten teachers will hold a parents-only meeting from 6-7 p.m. Aug. 22. A schoolwide open house is set for 6-7 p.m. Aug. 24.

Events set to support fair

Today and Saturday, the Van Wert Fair Board will host a craft/garage sale plus an auction at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds for the entertainment at future fairs. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The auction is at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Ag Building. Auction items include signed sport items, CDs and posters; gift certificates; tickets for zoos, Sauder Village and Bear Creek Farm; a charcoal grill; and health fitness certificates. Also on Saturday, there will be an Ultimate Air Dogs BBQ chicken dinner fundraiser. Meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are $7. The menu includes 1/4 chicken, baked potato, pasta salad, and piece of Texas sheet cake. Drive-through carry-outs are available or meals can be eaten at fairgrounds.

Delphos Fire Department Platoon Chief Kevin Streets, center, was honored this morning as the Delphos Optimist Club’s “Firefighter of the Year.” Optimists President Mike Friedrich, right, and Fire Chief Dave McNeal congratulate Streets. BY NANCY SPENCER takes on a lot of responsibil- I took the firefighter’s test,” nspencer@delphosherald.com ity. According to Fire Chief Streets recalled. “I was literally McNeal, Kevin is always look- a cop on Friday and a firefightDELPHOS — The Delphos ing at updating and improv- er on Monday. I was always Optimist Club today named ing policies and programs. He interested in firefighting, so Delphos Fire and Rescue definitely met the criteria.” getting the position was a good Platoon Chief Kevin Streets The 44-year-old father of fit for me. I’m here to help the its “Firefighter of the Year.” two appreciates the award. citizens of Delphos.” The 15-year department “I just do my job. That’s Streets also serves the veteran has served as platoon what the public expects from EMS as an EMT Basic. chief for five. me and that’s what I expect With the fire departHe was nominated for from myself,” Streets said ment, Streets serves as Fire the honor by Chief Dave this morning. “It’s great the Protection Officer and Fire McNeal and chosen by the Optimists take the time to do Training Officer, performing Optimist Respect for the Law something like this.” fire safety inspections and Committee. Streets was serving as an helping fellow firefighters “Kevin was a good candi- auxiliary police officer when stay up on new techniques date for this award,” commit- he applied for a firefighting and equipment. He also File photo tee member Police Chief Kyle position with the city. instructs on driving apparaFittro said. “He is very active Streets pulled a wet, mad kitten from a storm drain in “I had been an auxiliary tus, performs home inspecand involved with his job and officer for three years when tions, teaches fire prevention June.

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Reservations for the St. John’s High School class of By JULIE CARR SMYTH 1981 30-year reunion are due The Associated Press Monday. For more information conCOLUMBUS — Ohio will tact Cid Grothouse at cgrotpay cash to tens of thousands house@woh.rr.com or Bob Ebbeskotte at rebbeskotte@ of state workers this month to make up for personal days woh.rr.com. they gave up over the past two years to help balance the state budget, The Associated Press has learned. Each full-time employee 10th annual Ardner Open is receiving the equivalent of The 10th annual John four days’ wages plus four Ardner Memorial Golf Open sick days in exchange for eight is set for Sept. 4 at The Oaks personal days they agreed not Golf Course on South Kemp to accrue under a 2009 union Road. The noon shotgun start contract. The money comes includes 18 holes w/ cart and a BBQ chicken dinner. Cost is Aug. 26; the sick days were $45 per person; proceeds ben- added in July. The contract was touted at efit the Delphos Stadium Club. the time by both unions and Deadline to sign up with either Karen (Ardner) Murray then-Gov. Ted Strickland’s administration for the con(419-303-9615) or Ben cessions it contained in the Neumeier (419-905-8731) is midst of the national recesAug. 26. Deadline to order a shirt from Lion Clothing sion, including the personal for the occasion is Aug. 24 day accrual cuts, 10 forced (money is due by then). furlough days, pay freeze and CYO volleyball meeting an increased share of health Any girls in grades 4-6 care costs for workers. The wishing to participate in state calculates that the confall CYO volleyball, there tract has saved it about $400 is a registration meetmillion during the past two ing 6:30-7 p.m. Sunday at years. the St. John’s Annex. It also included provisions Please bring a parent for the personal day reimand registration fee of $35; bursements, though they were shirt fee is $10. Checks can not emphasized at the time. be made out to CYO. Sally Meckling, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Forecast Civil Service Employees Mostly Association, the largest union cloudy Saturday involved in the contract negowith 50 pertiations, said the personal-day cent chance of reimbursement is a small showers; slight bright spot. chance for storms. High in “State employees still sacupper 70s. See page 2. rificed much more than they got back,” she said. “State Index employees still saved $250 Obituaries 2 million for the state over State/Local 3 the life of our contract, and Politics 4 another $100 million in health Community 5 care costs.” Sports 6 Meckling said the conChurch 7 tract’s 10 furlough days for Classifieds 8 all employees had the effect Television 9 of ratcheting down average World briefs 10 wages. “Those are the kinds of losses that can never be recouped,” she said.

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“State employees still sacrificed much more than they got back. State employees still saved $250 million for the state over the life of our contract, and another $100 million in health care costs.”

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Amy Hohlbein stands behind the counter in the main office at Huggy Bear Campgrounds. — Sally Meckling, spokeswoman for the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association

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BY STACY TAFF staff@delphosherald.com DELPHOS — During the summer months, young people spend their time shuttling back and forth between summer jobs and summer fun. Amy Hohlbein, 20, of Ottoville, spends her summers at Huggy Bear Campground where she both works and plays. “I work here in the main office and I basically do everything that needs to be done,” she said. “I cook and stock the shelves, do clean-up and of course, check campers in. I like working here. I started about nine years ago and I do camp here, too, during the summers.” Working at a place that uses the slogan “where the fun never ends,” cons would be in short supply. “I can’t really think of anything I don’t like about it. I guess the least fun thing to do is the clean up. But even that’s not that bad,” Hohlbein said. “There are four other employees who work the main office. I come in around 1 o’clock in the afternoon and usually stay

Employees must have worked for all of the past two years to receive the entire four days’ wages and four days of sick leave. Others will receive reduced amounts. The provision for freezing personal day accrual for two years and receiving the cash and sick-day reimbursement was agreed to by all unions, and also applies to state workers not represented by unions. It does not apply to employees of the Legislature, Ohio Supreme Court and Auditor’s Office. Payouts will cost the state between $40 million and $45 million, a sum already accounted for in the current state budget. The Department of Administrative Services says swapping sick for personal days is beneficial for the state, because sick time — unlike personal time — is only partially reimbursed when unused. The Kasich administration has taken on public employee unions in an overhaul of colSee STATE, page 2

Parish offers annual festival
The annual St. Joseph Parish Festival will be held Sunday at the church in Fort Jennings. The 5K St. Joseph’s Jog for SIDS registration begins at 7 a.m. with the run-jogwalk at 8:30 a.m. The Tot Trot begins at 9:30 a.m. Kids games will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. with Vacation Bible School children offering a program at 6:30 p.m. Family style chicken and beef dinners with homemade desserts will be served 11a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4-6 p.m. in the air-conditioned Fellowship Hall with drivethrough carry-outs also available. The “Win It In a Minute” game show will follow the VBS children’s performance. Chances to participate will be available for purchase at the Big Ticket Tent.

until about 8 p.m. during the week. During the weekends, I’m here all the time. I’ll usually get done around 10 p.m.” Since the main office is the entry point for Huggy Bear as well as a sort of grocery store and restaurant, Hohlbein’s job is a very social one. “The best part is meeting all of the people who camp here,” she said. “I really enjoy interacting with them and waiting on the customers.” Hohlbein attends Rhodes State College in Lima, majoring in radiology.

Other offerings include the Hamburger Tent, bingo, the Country Store and Farmer’s Market with fresh homemade baked goods and produce, homemade ice cream, kiddie tractor pull and corn hole tournament. The Big Raffle tickets and the handmade quilt tickets will be available throughout the day. The denim quilt is on display at the Fort Jennings State Bank.

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By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK — Asian stock markets struggled to find their footing today, giving back morning gains despite a dramatically higher finish on Wall Street prompted by a slight drop in U.S. unemployment claims. Global markets have fluctuated wildly this week as signs the U.S. might be headed toward recession rattled investors already unnerved by Europe’s worsening debt crisis. Oil prices fell below $85 a barrel as investors tried to make sense of a week of wild gyrations in the equity and commodities markets. The dollar weakened against the yen and rose against the euro. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 1.1 percent to 19,812.02. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.1 percent to 4,186.40, while benchmarks in New Zealand, the Philippines and mainland China also rose. But Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock average was lower by midday — down 0.3 percent to 8,954.87, after spending the morning in positive territory. A stronger yen, which reduces the value of profits earned overseas, pummeled export shares. Video game giant Nintendo Co. sank 5 percent. Toyota Motor Corp. lost 1.7 percent, and consumer electronics maker Panasonic Corp. sank 1.1 percent. Also reversing course at midday was South Korea’s Kospi, down by 0.2 percent By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer to 1,814.60. Benchmarks in Taiwan and Malaysia were also down. “It’s a very volatile market and everyone is reacting to every bit of news. The guy who is trying to pick the bottom is still very much at risk here,” said Tom Kaan of Louis Capital Markets in Hong Kong. “Into the next one, two or three months, we are not going to see much of a rally,” Kaan said. “People will want to take what’s on the table and sit on the sidelines.” On Thursday, the Dow Jones industrial average shot higher following news that the U.S. job market might have gotten a little better. The Labor Department reported that the number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell below 400,000 last week for the first time since April. That was enough to catapult Wall Street to one of its biggest points gains of all time. The Dow finished at 11,143.31, up 423.37 points, or about 4 percent. It had already fallen 634 points Monday, risen 429 Tuesday and fallen 519 Wednesday. Never before has the Dow had four 400-point swings in a row. The S&P 500 finished up 4.6 percent and the Nasdaq composite index climbed 4.7 percent. “Buyers moved into the market to snap up beatendown blue chips and a stronger-than-expected unemployment claims figure eased some concern about the slowing economy,” said Ben Potter, Robert P. Ernst, 55, of Delphos, died Thursday at St. Rita’s Medical Center. strategist at IG Markets in Arrangements are incomMelbourne. plete at Harter and Schier Markets also were soothed Funeral Home. after France, Italy, Spain and Belgium jointly banned shortselling on select stocks. The practice, while legitimate, has been blamed for contributing Delphos weather to market volatility. High temperature Thursday The European Union’s in Delphos was 77 degrees, markets supervisor, the ESMA, announced the mea- low was 51. High a year ago sure late Thursday following was 86, low was 69. Record two days of market gyration high for today is 99, set in that saw French banks’ mar- 1918. Record low is 45, set ket value fall and rise by bil- in 1967. WEATHER FORECAST lions of euros. Tri-county The stocks of French banks Associated Press have been hammered because of concerns they will be hit TONIGHT: Mostly clear with massive losses from European sovereign debt they in the evening then becomhold. One European nation ing partly cloudy. Lows in after another has struggled the upper 50s. South winds with debt, with Spain and around 5 mph. SATURDAY: Mostly Italy the latest. The leaders of Germany cloudy with a chance of showand France announced they ers and a slight chance of will meet Tuesday to dis- a thunderstorm. Highs in the cuss the financial crisis on the upper 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of measurcontinent. France is trying to assure able rain 50 percent. financial markets that it will not be downgraded from EXTENDED FORECAST SATURDAY NIGHT: AAA. Standard & Poor’s rating agency stripped the Showers likely and chance of United States of its top-notch thunderstorms in the evening. AAA credit rating last today. Then showers likely after Benchmark oil for midnight. Lows in the mid September delivery was down 60s. Southeast winds around 77 cents to $84.95 a barrel 5 mph. Chance of rain 60 at midday Singapore time in percent. SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. with a 50 percent chance of Crude rose $2.83, or 3.4 per- showers. Highs In the mid 70s. cent, to settle at $85.72 on North winds 5 to 15 mph. SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly Thursday. In London, Brent crude cloudy. Lows in the lower was down 47 cents to $107.55 60s. MONDAY-TUESDAY per barrel on the ICE Futures NIGHT: Mostly clear. Highs exchange. in the lower 80s. Lows around 60. W E D N E S D A Y , But with bullet trains, the THURSDAY: Partly cloudy. July 23 collision combined Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in with experts’ warnings about the lower 60s. costs and dangers to persuade Beijing to take the rare step of scaling back a major project — a move that might have (Continued from page 1) repercussions in other fields and could affect the appeal of lective bargaining laws, but Chinese technology abroad. “If they are taking one step the administration was not back to think again about these prepared to criticize the reimrailway programs, more broad- bursement, said Department of ly it should have an impact on Administrative Services comtheir overall planning of such munications director Peiter projects,” said Xianfang Ren, Wykoff. “I’m not really here to chief China economist for IHS defend the previous adminisGlobal Insight. Policymakers are deciding tration. However, I must say China needs to “rectify the the state employees didn’t get excesses” of its system and that much in this last conslow an unsustainably fast tract,” he said. “This is one expansion, Ren said in a report. little thing that they’re getting “It is quite clear now that step- back. They didn’t get raises, ping on the brake is the only they gave up personal leave for two years, they paid more viable policy option.” The train disaster has for health care. It’s not like the been a high-profile illustra- previous administration gave tion of the weaknesses of that much to the employees. government-led development, These aren’t bonuses.” Meckling said the August though no one expects the payouts will average to about ruling Communist Party to change what many see as the $8 a week per employee over root problem — its pervasive the remainder of the four-year role in the economy, technol- contract, which expires next year. ogy and industry. “That’s hardly a windfall,” In economics, the ruling party has traded most ele- she said. “You can’t even buy ments of central planning for a pizza for a family on Friday market-style reforms. But night with $8 a week.” in science, it still sees direct government involvement as essential to achieving its goal of transforming China from a $7.33 nation of farmers and factory Corn: $6.86 workers into a prosperous cre- Wheat: Beans: $13.27 ator of technology. The government has issued In 1778, James Cook was development plans for fields the first known European to from clean energy to computers and has promised money discover the Hawaiian Islands, for research and other sup- which he named the “Sandwich Islands.” port.

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Justin J. Wannemacher
March 19, 1922 Aug. 10, 2011 Justin J. Wannemacher, 89, of Ottoville, died at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday at Sarah Jane Living Center. He was born March 19, 1922, in Putnam County to Joseph and Sabina (Herman) Wannemacher. On April 23, 1949, he married Alice Wittler, who died July 28, 2001. Survivors include three sons, Ron (Ann) Wannemacher of Carlisle, Ark., Gary (Candy) Wannemacher of Waterloo, Iowa, and Mark (Sue) Wannemacher of Delphos; four daughters, Karen Wiechart and Irene (Thomas) Hesseling of Delphos, Mary (Steve) Ricker of Ottoville and Vicky (Donald) Maag of Fort Jennings; a sister, Marie (Richard) Maas of Ottawa; two sisters-in-law, Betty Wannemacher of Ottawa and Silvia Horstman of Ottoville; a brother-in-law, Vernon Schroeder; and 21 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a son, Larry Wannemacher; a son-inlaw, Phillip Wiechart; two brothers, Carl and Roman Wannemacher; and a sister, Dolly Schroeder. Mr. Wannemacher retired from Chrysler in Van Wert as an electrician and worked at Superior Coach for many years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ottoville, the Fort Jennings American Legion and Ottoville VFW. He always loved playing a good game of euchre, the winning score always in his favor — one way or the other. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church, the Rev. John Stites officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Fort Jennings, with military graveside rites by the Ottoville VFW. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Preferred memorials are to the family.

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BEIJING — China’s infatuation with high-speed rail soured at bullet train velocity. Six months ago, the rail network was a success symbol and the basis of a planned high-tech export industry. But after a July crash that killed 40 people, Beijing has suspended new construction and is recalling problem-plagued trains, raising questions about the future of such prestige projects. It was an extraordinary reversal for a project that once enjoyed political status on a level with China’s manned space program. High-speed rail has been, along with nuclear power, among an array of areas where critics warn that breakneck, government-driven development might be jeopardizing public safety and adding to financial risks. In nuclear power, Beijing said earlier this year that it would press ahead with its rapid expansion of China’s industry despite Japan’s Fukushima disaster.

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At 7 a.m. on Thursday, Delphos police were called to the 700 block of West Second Street in reference to a theft complaint. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim stated that in the over night hours, someone took a metal ladder that was on the exterior of the residence.

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At 7:37 p.m. on Thursday, Delphos police were called to the 200 block of West Third Street in reference to a criminal mischief complaint. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim stated that in the over night hours, someone loosened the lug nuts on their vehicle.

TODAY IN HISTORY
By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2011. There are 141 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 12, 1981, IBM introduced its first personal computer, the model 5150, at a press conference in New York. The 5150 that was presented had an Intel 8088 microprocessor running at 4.77 MHz (megahertz), 16 kB (kilobytes) of randomaccess memory (RAM), no disk drives, and a pricetag of $1,565 (allowing for inflation, that would be nearly $4,000 today). On this date: In 1867, President Andrew Johnson sparked a move to impeach him as he defied Congress by suspending Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. In 1898, fighting in the Spanish-American War came to an end. In 1941, Marshal Henri Philippe Petain (ahn-REE’ fee-LEEP’ pay-TAN’), head of the government of Vichy France, called on his countrymen to give full support to Nazi Germany. In 1944, during World War II, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., eldest son of Joseph and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, was killed with his co-pilot when their explosives-laden Navy plane blew up over England.

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By ASHLEY SEPANSKI The Toledo Blade

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Area youth will show their support of disadvantaged children in the community through art this weekend. On Saturday, hundreds of local children and their families will converge on Westside Swim and Racquet Club for the Ohio Extreme Soccer Club’s “Festival Day” from 5-10 p.m. Among the many activities scheduled for that evening is a community art mural. Under the direction of local artist Ed Kuhn, festival-goers will have the chance to paint canvas panels designed by Kuhn to be assembled and donated to Safe Harbor, the area’s only runaway youth shelter. Coordinator Jason Diley expects 300-500 people to turn out for the event. “The Ohio Extreme Soccer Club wants to bring all of our families together and show children that making connections are important and that ‘community’ goes well beyond their sports team,” Diley said. In addition to the creation of a community art mural, there will be swimming, a dunk tank, food and a soccertennis tournament that evening. Safe Harbor, located at 429 S. Jameson Avenue in Lima is West Central Ohio’s only runaway and homeless youth shelter. Designed for children ages 12-18, the shelter provides lodging, food and clothing free of charge for up to 21 days. It is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is free to all youth who enter. Safe Harbor is run by SAFY (Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth) a leading foster care and adoption agency headquartered in Delphos.

FOSTORIA (AP) — Andy Sacksteder is an Ohio State fan through and through. He graduated from OSU with a degree in landscape horticulture in 1978 and now owns Linden Landscaping Company in Fostoria. Originally from That State Up North, Sacksteder comes from a family of Michigan fans, but his alma mater turned him into a Buckeye for life. “There’s so much energy around the game of football down there,” Sacksteder said. “I’ve never seen it before. It’s like going to a rock concert or something.” With two sons now attending Ohio State, Sacksteder keeps an eye on the Buckeyes during football season when he’s not busy with work. For the past four years during the winter months, however, when landscaping and football come to the end of their seasons, Sacksteder took up a new passion: sculpting. He started small, making first a hand, then a small mermaid, then progressing to a couple busts. Last year, he was ready to graduate to his first life-size bronze statue. Without being commissioned, the decision of what to sculpt was a big one. Not only is the production of such a work a long, laborious

process, it’s expensive. Once finished, the bronze icon will last for hundreds, even thousands, of years without decay. So after a decent amount of thought, and a healthy dose of disapproval from wellmeaning family and friends, Sacksteder’s choice seemed easy. Naturally, he would sculpt the legendary Buckeyes football coach Woody Hayes. “I’ve just always been an Ohio State fan, for as long as I can remember,” Sacksteder said. “And a lot of people don’t understand it, but (Hayes) just had a huge passion. And maybe he was over the top, but that’s what passion is I think.” Wayne Woodrow “Woody” Hayes coached the Buckeyes from 1951-1978. He was well known for his interaction with students, his love of Ohio State, and his extreme passion for football. Passion, Sacksteder says, is something he and Hayes share. “I think (Hayes) would appreciate the passion it took to (make the statue),” Sacksteder said. “Artists are very passionate people. This kitchen is just a mess when it’s my studio. There’s clay all over and handprints everywhere.” Although Sacksteder only has been sculpting for “four winters,” he said it was always something that interested him. After his sister took an artis-

tic welding class at Owen’s Community College, she encouraged him to seek out the instructor, James Havens. Havens has a studio in Gibsonburg and was the former president of the Toledo Area Sculptors Guild. With some encouragement from his wife, Chris, the pair ventured out to speak with Havens. “Jim wasn’t there, but he pulled in right when we were leaving,” Chris Sacksteder said. “He’s very enthusiastic and spent at least an hour and a half with us talking about sculpting, molding, and bronzing. He famously gave Andy a block of clay.” That block of clay encouraged Andy to sculpt a hand and served as the beginning of his development as a sculptor. The next time he returned to Havens’ studio, he brought samples of his work with him. “He was wondering who in the Toledo area might be a good mentor for him,” Havens said. “The truth of the matter was his work was at a level that nobody in Toledo could help him. (Andy) doubted it, but his stuff was absolutely first rate.” Sculpting Hayes took two winters before it was ready to be cast in bronze. Sacksteder does all his work by eye, without using any precise measurements, and said the experience with Hayes was incredibly difficult.

Mt. Airy trip has 8 seats left
The Museum of Postal History of Delphos is once again sponsoring a motor coach trip as part of its fundraising activities. On Sept. 22, the group will depart for Mt. Airy, N.C., the boyhood home of Andy Griffith. The fourday, three-night excursion includes all transportation, lodging, a narrated tour of Mt. Airy and vicinity, a hot breakfast every day, all tips and fees. The entire weekend is filled with concerts, comedy, contests and some good clean American fun. Return to a time when life was defined by Mom, apple pie, and a fishin’ pole. Many of the Mayberry Celebration Days’ activities are free. The group will return to Delphos on Sept. 25. There are eight vacant seats on this tour and the deadline for registering is Monday. Contact Gary Levitt at 419-303-5482 for more information.

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The Marion Township Trustees held their regular schedule meeting on Monday at the Marion Township office with the following members present: Howard Violet, Jerry Gilden and Joseph Youngpeter. The purpose of the meeting was to pay bills and conduct ongoing business. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read. The trustees then reviewed the bills and gave approval for 26 checks totaling $51,642.37. The bids were open for the two trucks that were for sale at which time auctioneer Aaron Siefker auctioned both trucks which the trustees sold to the highest bidders. Allen County Engineer Tim Piper and Rick Keller were present to see if everything was going okay between the township and the county. Road Foreman Elwer reported that after doing further checking and a water flow test on the tile along Bockey Road that the tile is adequate for road drainage. The damage done to Becker Road by farm equipment has been repaired and a bill will be sent to the individual for the repair. The tile along Evans Road was checked and appears to be partially plugged and will be put on the list to be taken care of. Mowing throughout the township has been completed for the second time. Fiscal Officer Kimmet presented to the trustees the Fund Status Report and the Bank Reconciliation Report for July 31 for their review and signature. He also reported that he received the return request form showing that the Bank of America received the notice sent to them regarding the property at 13910 Landeck Road. The trustees will meet at the property to advise Elwer what he should do in regards the nuisance. Police Chief Vermillion stated that the Marcs Radios will be reprogrammed this week. Trustees Gilden meet with Tom Mazur regarding the zoning map and changes that might need to be done. He will get the map back from Mazur to see if anything was missed. The regular scheduled meeting for Aug. 22 is rescheduled to Aug. 29. There being no further business, Trustee Gilden made a motion to adjourn which was seconded by Trustee Youngpeter and passed unanimously.

YWCA youth swim lessons to begin Aug. 22
The YWCA of Van Wert County will be accepting registration for their next session swim lessons starting Aug. 22. The eight-week swim session begins Aug. 30 and runs through Oct. 20. The YWCA offers two basic youth swim programs: Red Cross Preschool Swim Program and Red Cross Learnto-Swim Program. The Red Cross Preschool Swim Program works with children 3-5-years-olds teaching them the basic water propulsive skills, creating awareness of their aquatic environment and working on gaining their greater aquatic independence. The YWCA also offers a Parent Child class for younger children 6 months old to 2 years old. These classes are 30 minutes long. Class fees for this eight week program are $28 for members. Class fees for non-members are $36. The Red Cross Learn-toSwim Program begins at Level 1, helping participants feel comfortable in the water and works up through Level 6, which refines strokes and teaches participants to swim with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over great distances. These classes are 45 minutes long. Class fees for this 8 week program are $36 for members. Class fees for non-members are $45. Classes

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By THOMAS BEAUMONT and PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press AMES, Iowa — Minnesota rivals Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann sparred bitterly Thursday night during an eight-candidate Republican debate, trying to break out of the GOP presidential pack ahead of an Iowa test vote with huge consequences. Each seeks to become the main challenger to Republican front-runner Mitt Romney. Their efforts were newly complicated by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who stole some of the spotlight from afar by making it known hours before the debate that he was running for the GOP nomination. Romney, a multimillionaire businessman who casts himself as a jobs creator, made his own stir earlier in the day when, at the Iowa State Fair, he declared that “corporations are people,” drawing ridicule from Democrats. Those were just the latest twists in the most consequential week yet in the 2012 Republican presidential nomination fight. In the two-hour debate, the squabbling by Pawlenty and Bachmann allowed Romney, the GOP front-runner making his second presidential bid, to remain above the fray and emerge relatively unscathed by his rivals. By THOMAS BEAUMONT Associated Press Though every debate participant assailed President Barack Obama, it was clear from the confrontations between Pawlenty, a former Minnesota governor, and Bachmann, now a member of Congress, who had the most on the line ahead of Saturday’s straw poll that could well winnow the field. On stage just a few minutes, Pawlenty, who is struggling to gain traction despite spending years laying the groundwork for his campaign, accused Bachmann of achieving nothing significant in Congress, lacking executive experience and having a history of fabrications. “She’s got a record of misstating and making false statements,” Pawlenty said. Bachmann, who has risen in polls since entering the race this summer and has eclipsed Pawlenty, quickly responded with a list of what she called Pawlenty’s liberal policies when he was Minnesota’s governor, including his support for legislation to curb industrial emissions. “You said the era of small government is over,” she told Pawlenty. “That sounds a lot like Barack Obama if you ask me.” Much of the rest of the debate was heavily focused on the Democratic incumbent, with Romney and his seven rivals each seeking to prove he or she was the strongest Republican to take on Obama.

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One Year Ago The Do-Right Motorcycle Club will hold its annual party and swap meet Friday and Saturday at the old Mendon Raceway at 8619 Deep Cut Road in Mendon. The event includes an auction, bike games, bike show, food vendors, beer tent and primitive camping. 25 Years Ago – 1986 Four Tri-County students will receive degrees Aug. 16 in commencement exercises at Bowling Green State University. Receiving degrees will be Janet Elaine Lawrence, Delphos, bachelor of science in journalism; Linda L. Sakemiller, Columbus Grove, master of education; David Joseph Mesker, Fort Jennings, bachelor of arts in communications; and Sheila Rose Selhorst, Kalida, master of science. Munch’s Mashers came from behind with four runs in the top of the sixth inning to win the 2-3-4 League championship game 13-12 over the Dynamite Demolishers. Team members included Chanda Hoehn, Angie Reynolds, Ashley Reynolds, Lisa Etzkorn, Kecia Feathers, Lisa Wrasman, Denise Buettner, Stephanie Brickner, Amy Hasenkamp, Amie Schwinnen, Jamie Horstman, Eric Lloyd, Stacy Elwer, Bridget Kapcar, Denise Weinandy and Erin Gorman. Delphos Senior Citizens Inc. met recently on Suthoff Street for a fun, food, and fellowship get-together. An educational program on antiques was given by Mrs. Vaughn Morgan of Venedocia. Morgan told of the vanishing heritage, such as covered bridges, locks and old farm barns. 50 Years Ago – 1961 All is in readiness for the Allen County Fair, slated to open Aug. 19, according to spokesmen for the county fair board. The Delphos Eagles Band is scheduled to provide music on Aug. 20 and the Delphos Jefferson High School Band is slated to play Aug. 21. Highlighting the program on Aug. 20 will be a church service in front of the grandstand with the Delphos Ministerial Association in charge. Danny Rode of the Little League Cardinals set a local Little League record Thursday night as he faced the minimum number of batters – eighteen – in the Cards 22-0 victory over the Braves. Three men got to base against Rode, but all were erased in double plays. He struck out four and walked none. The midget football program will get under way here on Monday, according to spokesmen for the program. Coaches this year include Dave MacWhinney, Keith Kiggins, Dick Craig, Rollie Dunlap and Rollie Hittle, and the team will play in an authorized league as has been the case in past seasons. 75 Years Ago – 1936 The Mox Garage softball team went to Spencerville Tuesday night for a game with the fast Spencerville Merchants. The Delphos team was defeated by a score of 8 to 5. The game was called after the fifth inning because of darkness. The lineup for the Mox team was Sterling, p; McCarthy, c; Judkins, lb; Winters, 2b; Thithoff, lss; Brown, 3b; Ditto, lf; Burger, cf; Seymour, rf; and Brandehoff, rss. An opportunity is to be afforded Delphos people to receive musical training for band and orchestra instruments. Robert Whiting has been named as instructor of an emergency school for this work under the WPA. He stated that all persons desiring to receive instruction in the band and orchestra instruments are invited to attend. Many Delphos people are planning to attend the Elida Pioneer Picnic at the Crites Grove, one mile west of Elida, on Thursday. The annual meeting of the Pioneer Society always attracts thousands of people. The principal speakers of the day will be Judge William Klinger, president of the society, and Dusty Miller, Wilmington, noted humorist.

Warren makes first steps on potential bid

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren is taking the first steps toward launching a possible challenge against Republican Scott Brown, the U.S. senator from Massachusetts and a top Democratic target in 2012. The 62-year-old Harvard law professor began contacting top Massachusetts Democrats on Thursday, including party Chairman John Walsh, about a potential candidacy. Warren plans to make a decision after Labor Day and will spend the next few weeks talking with voters and party activists, a Democrat close to the national leadership told The Associated Press. The person was not authorized to speak publicly, and requested anonymity. “I left Washington, but I don’t plan to stop fighting for middle class families,” Warren wrote in a posting Thursday on Blue Mass Group, a popular blog among Massachusetts Democrats. “I spent years working against special interests and have the battle scars to show it — and I have no intention of stopping now.” A favorite of consumer groups and liberals, Warren was tapped by President Barack Obama last year to set up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Congressional Republicans opposed her becoming the bureau’s director, and Obama in July decided not to pick her to head the new agency, sparking speculation that she might challenge Brown. Top national Democrats desperate to find a strong challenger to take back the Massachusetts seat long held by the late Sen. Edward Kennedy have been urging Warren to run for months. A poll in March showed Brown as the most popular politician in the state. Warren, who lives in Cambridge, has never held elective office. She left the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this summer, and recently returned from a vacation with her family to consider running. Warren did not immediately respond Thursday to a request for comment. In a move that appeared to underscore her seriousness about the race, two prominent Massachusetts political strategists — Doug Rubin and Kyle Sullivan — are assisting her as she decides. Rubin is the former top political strategist for Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. Democrats say her image as a crusader on behalf of consumers against well-heeled Wall Street and corporate interests would be a boon to her candidacy. Party leaders also believe her national profile would help her raise the money needed to topple Brown, who has more than $10 million in his campaign account. Faced with a crowded field, Democrats worry that a long, costly and divisive primary could dash their hopes of reclaiming the seat after their embarrassing loss to Brown in 2010. There are several Democrats already running, including Setti Warren, the first-term mayor of the affluent Boston suburb of Newton and the state’s first popularly elected black mayor; City Year youth program co-founder Alan Khazei; and Robert Massie, a former lieutenant governor candidate.

Analysis: Perry may pose biggest threat to Romney
AMES, Iowa — The biggest rumblings in the Republican presidential campaign are coming from Austin, Texas — 1,000 miles from the leadoff caucus state where front-runner Mitt Romney and seven opponents squared off ahead of an important test vote this weekend. Texas Gov. Rick Perry sent word that he would join the race, casting a shadow over the debate Thursday night and threatening to upend the race. Back in Iowa, Romney emerged unscathed with his leader-of-the-pack status intact after two feisty hours; his two Minnesota rivals — Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Gov. Tim Pawlenty — sparred repeatedly as each sought advantage ahead of Saturday’s Iowa straw poll. Overall, the dynamics of the campaign did not change with a single debate. And they may not change when Saturday’s straw poll results are announced. But the race could well change in the coming days as Perry dives in. The Texan may pose the biggest threat yet to
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“I’m not going to eat Barack Obama’s dog food,” Romney said when asked whether he would have vetoed the compromise legislation that Congress gave to the president that raised the debt ceiling. “What he served up is not what I would have done if I’d had been president of the United States.” Notably absent from the eight-candidate spectacle were Perry, who was in Texas preparing for a weekend announcement tour to early primary states, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who isn’t a candidate but was stoking presidential speculation anew with a visit to the Iowa State Fair. The nation’s teetering economic situation shadowed the debate, with stock market volatility and a downgrade in the U.S. credit rating giving Republicans ample opportunities to criticize Obama. The Democratic president will get his shot to counter the criticism next week during a Midwestern bus tour that will take him through this state that helped launch him on the path to the White House four years ago. On Thursday, he, too, tried to align himself with a public fed up with economic uncertainty and Washington gridlock. “There is nothing wrong with our country. There is something wrong with our politics,” he declared in Michigan, where he was touring an advanced-battery factory

Pelosi names final members to debt supercommittee
WASHINGTON — The fragile economy and wildly gyrating financial markets could put enormous pressure on Congress’ new debt-reduction supercommittee. Yet even as leaders finished naming the bipartisan panel’s members, it remained uncertain that it will ultimately agree on a savings plan. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced the panel’s final three members on Thursday, and like the previous nine all are congressional veterans. They are Reps. James E. Clyburn of South Carolina and Xavier Becerra of California, members of their party’s House leadership, and Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, top Democrat on the Budget Committee. Last week’s agreement between President Barack Obama and Congress creating the panel gives it until Nov. 23 to propose $1.5 trillion in savings over the coming decade. If the committee fails to agree on a plan — or if Congress doesn’t approve one by Dec. 23 — automatic spending cuts would be triggered affecting hundreds of federal programs. As if that weren’t enough pressure, recent days have seen world financial markets endure breath-taking ups and downs, plus the downgrade of the nation’s credit rating by Standard and Poor’s and continued fears of economic weakness in the U.S. and Europe. In a conference call with reporters, Clyburn said he believes the panel can produce more than $1.5 trillion in savings, as long as Republicans drop their objections to raising revenues. “I think the moment we can get some of our Republican friends to stop interpreting closing loopholes as raising taxes, we’ll get home free on this,” Clyburn said. Underscoring the political tensions involved, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said it is time for Obama “to outline his own recommendations to rein in the massive deficits and debt that are undermining job creation in our country.” With next year’s presidential and congressional elections looming ever closer, there have been no indica-

Romney. Conservatives who make up the core of the GOP primary base view Romney skeptically on cultural issues, and he hasn’t been able to establish himself as the heavy favorite for the nomination even though he’s spent months promoting his background as a businessman and claiming that he alone has the know-how to create jobs to pull the country out of a period of high unemployment, rampant foreclosures and tumultuous financial markets. Democrats are already taking aim at Perry. “His record will get scrutinized,” David Axelrod, senior political adviser to President Barack Obama, said today. Axelrod suggested Perry was taking too much credit for Texas’ relatively healthy economy and job creation. “He’s been the beneficiary down there of the boom in oil prices and increased military spending because of the wars,” Axelrod said on CBS’ “Early Show.” “I don’t think many people would attribute it to the leadership of the governor down there.” Perry could benefit from GOP suspicion about Romney. The Republican establishment has a lackluster view of

Romney’s candidacy, leading deep-pocketed donors across the country to look for more candidates to draft into the race who could bridge the historical tension between the party’s social and economic wings. They couldn’t convince former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to run. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie repeatedly refused, too. And Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels declined overtures as well. Enter Perry. He is credible on issues social conservatives care about and sent a strong message to evangelicals last weekend by hosting a national prayer rally in Houston that drew roughly 30,000 Christians. He also has overseen a period of job growth in his state, making Texas one of the few states in the country that have posted economic gains and giving him the opportunity to challenge Romney’s pitch as the jobs candidate. Iowa, with its strong base of evangelical voters, may be tailor-made for Perry. He was making his first trip to the state Sunday, a day after formally announcing his candidacy in South Carolina and New Hampshire — just as Iowa straw poll votes are being cast.

tions that the two parties will back down on their bedrock demands: Democrats unwilling to accept cuts in Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits, and Republicans refusing to allow tax increases. That deadlock has shoved huge potential savings off the table for bargainers. That same stalemate prevented Obama and Congress from going beyond the roughly $2 trillion in debt reduction that last week’s deal yielded, an amount budget analysts consider half or less of what is needed to begin taming the red ink. All 12 members of the supercommittee — evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans — are longtime Washington politicians who seem likely to hew to party priorities. “When you’re dealing with really tough issues in which the public will have to give up something, the main impetus for acting is when the pain of not acting is greater than the pain of acting,” said Eugene Steuerle, a former Treasury Department official who now studies budget issues for the nonpartisan Urban Institute.

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VAN WERT — Kyle Karhoff took medalist honors with a 74 to pace the Ottoville golf team to a 333 team score and the championship of the 9-team Lincolnview Lancer Invitational Thursday at Hickory Sticks Golf Course in Van Wert. The Big Green finished ahead of St. Henry’s 347. Columbus Grove, with Taylor Giesige shooting an 83, took third with a 365. Fort Jennings, topped by Kurt Warnecke’s medalist runner-up 78, finished fourth at 368, followed by Antwerp at 377, Leipsic and Miller City at 378, Crestview at 398 (topped by Jared Hallfeldt’s 89) and the host Lancers at 412 (led by Logan Miller’s 94). Fort Jennings hosts Jefferson today and is in the Kalida Invitational 9 a.m. Wednesday, while Lincolnview is in a Northwest Conference quad meet at

Big Green takes Lancer Invitational

Colonial Tuesday (1 p.m.) and Columbus Grove is in an NWC tri-meet at Crestview (Hickory Sticks) 10 a.m. Tuesday. Crestview is in an NWC quad meet at Tamarac today.

After all the turmoil, questions loom for Buckeyes
By RUSTY MILLER The Associated Press COLUMBUS — The 2010 season was vacated. The head coach’s job was vacated. Now a bunch of 20-somethings coming off summer vacation are left with the previously unfathomable task of picking up the pieces at tattered Ohio State. “We still hold ourselves to a high standard,” says Joe Bauserman, an unknown backup quarterback who now may hold the Buckeyes’ season in his hands. “We expect to win and that’s what we’re going to do.” But expecting to win and actually doing it are two dramatically different things heading into the most troublesome of Ohio State’s 122 seasons of bedrock football. The program has never faced anything like this. A scandal centered on a tattoo-parlor owner giving cash and discounts for memorabilia to several players grew geometrically. After players were suspended for the start of the 2011 season, it was discovered coach Jim Tressel had known about their complicity for more than nine months and had kept the information to himself — contrary to NCAA rules and his own contract. After a torrent of daily revelations, rumor and innuendo, Tressel’s startlingly successful decade in Columbus came to a disgraceful end when he was forced out on May 30. Shortly thereafter, Tressel’s pet player, three-year starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor, announced he was giving up his senior season to make an end run at an NFL career. Seeking to mollify the NCAA, Ohio State has vacated its 12-1 season a year ago (including wins over rival Michigan and in the Sugar Bowl against Arkansas), and has tagged itself with two years of NCAA probation. It won’t find out until September at the earliest if the NCAA accepts those sanctions or wants to pile on more. Now Luke Fickell, a linebackers coach the previous nine years at his alma mater, is the interim head coach. He calls the last few months “a whirlwind, exciting, crazy, emotional.” Now that all the accusations and allegations have given way to actually taking the field and practicing, the next few weeks figure to be all of that and more. Even without the controversy, the NCAA investigation, the suspensions and the departures, this would be a tumultuous preseason. The Buckeyes must replace seven starters on defense and four on offense, not to mention being without four prime contributors (leading rusher Dan Herron, top receiver DeVier Posey, starting offensive lineman Mike Adams and backup defensive lineman Solomon Thomas) who were suspended for the first five games of the fast approaching season. First on the to-do list is quarterback, where Pryor had taken almost every snap for the past two years. There are four candidates to replace him, each with his own distinct qualities and shortcomings. Bauserman, a former minor-league baseball player who is an avid hunter, has his sights set on the job. He’s the most experienced. Kenny Guiton, a redshirt sophomore, is more mobile and just as good a passer. Secondyear freshman Taylor Graham is tall and has a strong arm, just like his father Kent, a former Ohio State quarterback. Neither he nor Guiton have ever really faced opposing fire. Braxton Miller, the prize of the newest recruiting class, is raw and talented. He looks lost at times during drills but shows great potential. Guiton might be the safest bet because he is the most versatile candidate. “I feel like I’ve done some great things out there; I feel like I’ve done some things I need to work on,” he said, echoing words that could be used to describe all four of the quarterbacks. “I’ll get better.” Another critical area is wide receiver, where the Buckeyes lost MVP Dane Sanzenbacher. Until Posey gets back on the field, those green quarterbacks will have to rely on replacements who have a combined 12 catches in their college

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Team Scores: Ottoville 333: Kyle Karhoff 74, Zach Weber 83, Luke Schimmoeller 88, Travis Maag 89. St. Henry 347: Nate Clune 83, Jordan Rammel 84, A. Wilker 89, J. Mescher 91. Columbus Grove 365: Taylor Giesige 85, Matt Silver 89, Kody Griffith 92, Jeff Birkemeier 99. Ft. Jennings 368: Kurt Warnecke 78, Cody Warnecke 88, Zach Schuerman 96, Josh Wittler 106. Antwerp 377: K. Reinhart 81, E. Miesle 98, J. Wilson 98, A. Stout 100. Leipsic 378 J. Niese 82, T. Niese 86, N. Haselman 99, J. Ellerbrock 111. Miller City 378: Austin Lammers 89, D. Kaufman 92, Jared Fuka 98, Elizabeth Schimmoeller 99. Crestview 398: Jared Hallfeldt 89, Derek Bissonette 94, Zach Schaadt 106, Jacob Wortman 109. Lincolnview 412: Logan Miller 94, Brooks Ludwig 104, Justis Dowdy 106, Wes Collins 108.

National League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 77 40 .658 — Atlanta 69 49 .585 8 1/2 New York 58 59 .496 19 Washington 56 61 .479 21 Florida 55 62 .470 22 Central Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 67 51 .568 — St. Louis 63 55 .534 4 Cincinnati 57 61 .483 10 Pittsburgh 56 60 .483 10 Chicago 51 67 .432 16 Houston 38 80 .322 29 West Division W L Pct GB Arizona 65 53 .551 — San Francisco 64 54 .542 1 Colorado 55 64 .462 10 1/2 Los Angeles 52 64 .448 12 San Diego 53 66 .445 12 1/2

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American League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct Boston 72 44 .621 New York 71 45 .612 Tampa Bay 63 54 .538 Toronto 59 58 .504 Baltimore 45 70 .391 Central Division W L Pct Detroit 62 55 .530 Cleveland 58 57 .504 Chicago 58 59 .496 Minnesota 52 65 .444 Kansas City 49 69 .415 West Division W L Pct Texas 66 52 .559 LA 64 54 .542 Oakland 53 64 .453 Seattle 50 66 .431

GB — 1 9 1/2 13 1/2 26 1/2 GB — 3 4 10 13 1/2 GB — 2 12 1/2 15

careers. On defense, holes left by graduated linemen Dexter Larimore and Cameron Heyward, linebackers Ross Homan and Brian Rolle and backs Chimdi Chekwa, Aaron Gant, Jermale Hines and Devon Torrence are gaping. There are plenty of worthy fill-ins, but much like the situation with the NCAA, no one knows for sure how it’ll all work itself out. Despite questions about personnel, Fickell said there are no doubts about the Buckeyes’ motivation. “The attitudes are right. Guys are working together as a team,” he said. “They understand it’s all about each other. They’ve got the right focus.” Almost no one outside of the locker room expects much of the Buckeyes, winners of a record-tying six straight Big Ten titles until last year was erased from the memory banks. With the months of turmoil in their past, the specter of more NCAA penalties hanging over the program and the loss of all those departed stars, many are predicting four, five or even more losses. Ohio State hasn’t lost six in a season since 1999. “Yeah, it drives us a little bit because it’s always in the back of your head,” fullback Zach Boren says. “We’re so used to being, you know, the Big Ten champions and stuff like that, or ranked No. 1 preseason or whatever. But we look it as kind of fun. It’s kind of fun being the underdog for once. It’s a change of scenery.” After the past few months, a change of scenery in Columbus is welcome. It remains to be seen if it’ll be fun.

Thursday’s games San Diego 3, N.Y. Mets 2 Cincinnati 2, Colorado 1 Chicago Cubs 4, Washington 3 St. Louis 5, Milwaukee 2 Arizona 8, Houston 5, 10 innings Today’s games Washington (L.Hernandez 6-11) at Philadelphia (Hamels 13-6), 7:05 p.m. San Diego (Latos 6-11) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 7-9), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (Cain 9-8) at Florida (Nolasco 8-8), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 9-6) at Atlanta (Minor 1-2), 7:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (Maholm 6-12) at Milwaukee (Greinke 10-4), 8:10 p.m. Colorado (A.Cook 2-6) at St. Louis (Lohse 9-7), 8:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 10-3) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 14-3), 9:40 p.m. Houston (Norris 5-8) at L.A. Dodgers (Eovaldi 1-0), 10:10 p.m. Saturday’s games Pittsburgh (Correia 12-10) at Milwaukee (Estrada 2-7), 4:10 p.m. Washington (Lannan 8-7) at Philadelphia (Oswalt 4-7), 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 3-4) at Atlanta (D.Lowe 7-10), 7:10 p.m. San Diego (Stauffer 7-8) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 6-5), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 10-9) at Florida (Vazquez 7-9), 7:10 p.m. Colorado (Hammel 6-11) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 10-5), 7:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 6-9) at Arizona (D.Hudson 11-8), 8:10 p.m. Houston (W.Rodriguez 8-8) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 13-5), 10:10 p.m.

Thursday’s games Tampa Bay 4, Kansas City 1 Oakland 10, Toronto 3 N.Y. Yankees 6, L.A. Angels 5 Chicago White Sox 6, Baltimore 3 Detroit 4, Cleveland 3 Today’s games Detroit (Penny 7-9) at Baltimore (Simon 3-5), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Pavano 6-9) at Cleveland (Masterson 9-7), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 9-10) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 16-6), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 8-8) at Toronto (Morrow 8-6), 7:07 p.m. Kansas City (Chen 6-5) at Chicago White Sox (Z.Stewart 1-1), 8:10 p.m. Texas (C.Wilson 10-5) at Oakland (McCarthy 5-5), 10:05 p.m. Boston (Lackey 10-8) at Seattle (Beavan 3-2), 10:10 p.m. Saturday’s games L.A. Angels (Weaver 14-5) at Toronto (R.Romero 10-9), 1:07 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 10-7) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 2-4), 4:10 p.m. Texas (C.Lewis 10-8) at Oakland (Cahill 9-10), 4:10 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 11-7) at Baltimore (Guthrie 5-15), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Duensing 8-10) at Cleveland (Tomlin 11-5), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (Hochevar 8-8) at Chicago White Sox (Peavy 5-5), 7:10 p.m. Boston (Beckett 9-4) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 10-10), 10:10 p.m.

Stricker ties record with 63 on wild start at PGA
By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Steve Stricker stood a mere 10 feet away from the lowest round ever in a major, a captivating moment at any other championship. Not this one. Not with U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy, the favorite at this PGA, trying to blast a 7-iron through a tree root. He injured his wrist so badly that he thought of quitting, yet somehow managed an even-par 70 despite not being able to hang onto the club with both hands. And not with Tiger Woods looking like a 14-time major champion for five holes, only to finish 14 shots out of the lead after stumbling through the sand and posting a 77, his second-worst score ever in a major. Already a memorable year in the majors, it looks like the PGA Championship wants a He never thought he could piece of the action. be atop the leaderboard, On a sweat-stained either. After three days of Thursday at Atlanta practice on Athletic Club, the 7,467-yard Stricker became the course — the 11th player in PGA longest par 70 Championship hisever at a major tory to shoot 63. He — Stricker opened with three didn’t have straight birdies and a good feelkept right on going ing about his until he stood on chances. His the cusp of hismoney would tory without even have been on knowing it. his Wisconsin Only after his neighbor, Jerry birdie putt for 62 Kelly, and he slid by the cup did wasn’t too far his caddie, Jimmy off. Stricker Johnson, tell him Kelly had a that it was for the career-best 65 record in a major. in the PGA Championship “It never really registered,” and was two shots behind. Stricker said. “I was just try- Completing the American ing to make a birdie and fin- foursome atop the leadish 8 under, and I really was erboard was former PGA concentrating on the putt, but champion Shaun Micheel at never thought about the his- 66, and Scott Verplank with tory part of it.” a 67, perhaps the biggest surprise of the day because Verplank has been battling a wrist injury. For the longest time, it sion, Ben Zobrist had a two-run triple and Tampa Bay completed a four-game looked as though he would sweep. Niemann (7-4) allowed one run and have company in physical nine hits over 6 1-3 innings. The right- therapy. hander is 6-0 in nine starts since returning The 22-year-old McIlroy from a strained lower back. The Rays’ first four-game home showed his age, if not his sweep since July 28-31, 2005 — also fearless style, by taking a against Kansas City — included an 8-7 win Wednesday night in which Tampa shot out of the left rough on Bay scored five times in the ninth. the third hole, even though Kansas City rookie left-hander Danny Duffy (3-6) gave up three runs and five his ball sat squarely behind a hits over seven innings. 2-inch wide tree root. He let Athletics 10, Blue Jays 3 TORONTO — Conor Jackson drove the club fly from his hands on in three runs and Hideki Matsui had four hits, leading the Athletics to the victory. contact, but it was too late. Oakland failed to hit a home run for The ball only went about the first time in nine games but still finished with its most runs since scoring 13 20 yards behind more trees, against Tampa Bay on July 27. and McIlroy immediately Matsui had a 15-game hitting streak snapped Tuesday and was hitless in 10 began shaking his right hand. at-bats before hitting an RBI single in Before long, he noticed swellthe third. He grounded out in the fourth ing by the wrist, and a throbbut singled again in the sixth, seventh and ninth to finish 4 for 6. Matsui, who bing that stretched all the day was hitting .209 at the All Star break, has up to his shoulder. raised his average to .268. “It was dangerous,” Oakland right-hander Guillermo Moscoso (5-6) allowed two runs, one McIlroy conceded. “In hindearned, in six innings. sight, it would have been betJ.P. Arencibia hit his 19th home run for Toronto, a solo drive to center in the ter to chip out sideways. I still made 5. Yeah, it was a seventh. Brad Mills (1-2) got the loss. White Sox 6, Orioles 3 shot that I felt like, if I took it BALTIMORE — Mark Buehrle pitched eight solid innings, Alexei Ramirez on and pulled it off, it could homered in a four-run first inning, and have saved me a shot.” the Chicago White Sox cruised past the It nearly cost him the rest Baltimore Orioles. Buehrle (10-5) gave up three runs and of the week. six hits, struck out six and walked none. McIlroy put an ice comThe left-hander has allowed three runs or press on his wrist, then sumfewer in 18 straight starts, matching the club record set by Frank Smith in 1909, moned a physical therapist. the White Sox said with research by the He thought about withdrawElias Sports Bureau. Buehrle is 4-0 in his last five starts, ing, but pressed on, flinchand his run of 11 straight seasons with at ing and flexing his wrist and least 10 wins is a franchise record. making just enough putts for Sergio Santos worked a perfect ninth for his 25th save. He set a major league a remarkable round of 70. record by starting the season with 25 He was scheduled for tests straight scoreless appearances on the road, Thursday night, but felt confibreaking the mark set by Mariano Rivera in 2005. He has a 30-game scoreless run dent about playing the second on the road over two seasons. round if he could be assured

he couldn’t do anything to make it worse. The only injury to Woods was to his psyche. He was 3 under through five holes, including a 5-wood from pine straw over a mound and under a tree that set up birdie on the par-5 12th hole. But after a 4-iron into the water on the par-3 15th, he came undone. Woods made three double bogeys over the next 10 holes, and wound up in a dozen bunkers. One last bogey gave him his second-highest score in a major, behind the 81 he shot at Muirfield in the 2002 British Open when it was wet and windy. This day was simply steamy, which described Woods’ mood after a round that got away.

Defending champ Kang advances in Women’s Amateur

NL Capsules By The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Albert Pujols kicked off a 4-for-4 night with a solo homer and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep. St. Louis pulled within four games of NL Central-leading Milwaukee, which has won 13 of 15. The Cardinals are the only team to beat the Brewers during their hot streak. Pujols entered with just five hits in 42 at-bats against the Brewers. He ended the slide with a drive in the first against Yovani Gallardo (13-8), tying him with teammate Lance Berkman for the National League lead with 28 homers. Pujols added two singles against Gallardo, who lasted just five innings. Chris Carpenter (8-8) gave up 10 hits in eight innings, but shut out the Brewers after they scored twice in the first. Fernando Salas finished for his 22nd save in 25 opportunities. Diamondbacks 8, Astros 5, 10 innings PHOENIX — Chris Young hit a game-ending three-run homer in the 10th inning, sending Arizona to the dramatic win. Houston was one strike away from wrapping up a 5-3 victory before pinchhitter Paul Goldschmidt belted a tying two-run shot off Mark Melancon for his second career homer. Ryan Roberts and Justin Upton led off the 10th with consecutive singles off Jeff Fulchino (1-4). Sergio Escalona came in and retired Miguel Montero before Young hit a drive to left for his sixth career gameending homer. J.J. Putz (2-2) pitched a scoreless 10th inning for the NL West-leading Diamondbacks, who moved a full game ahead of idle San Francisco with their third consecutive victory. Jason Bourgeois and Jose Altuve each had three hits for Houston, which has lost three straight games. Reds 2, Rockies 1 CINCINNATI — Johnny Cueto and two relievers made a pair of first-inning runs stand up and Cincinnati salvaged a split of its four-game series against Colorado. Cueto, hampered by an upset stomach while pitching a season-low 3 2-3 innings in his last start at Wrigley Field, bounced back to throw three-hit ball for seven shutout innings. He took over the NL ERA lead, lowering his mark from 2.06 to 1.94.

Cueto (8-5) struck out a season-high nine, including Carlos Gonzalez with the bases loaded to end the fifth inning. Francisco Cordero allowed Seth Smith’s 12th home run of the season leading off the ninth, then earned his 22nd save in 27 chances. Jhoulys Chacin (9-9) pitched eight innings for Colorado, allowing six hits and tying his season high with nine strikeouts. Padres 3, Mets 2 NEW YORK — Cameron Maybin homered and stole two bases before scoring the tiebreaking run on an error by substitute shortstop Ruben Tejada, rallying the Padres to a split of their four-game series against the Mets. Heath Bell pitched a perfect ninth and the last-place Padres improved to 5-2 on a 10-game trip that takes them to Cincinnati this weekend. Lucas Duda hit a two-run double for the Mets, who finished 3-6 on a disappointing homestand. New York has lost eight of 11 overall. With the Mets short on available relievers, Jonathon Niese (11-9) matched his career high with 122 pitches. He outlasted Cory Luebke in a matchup of young left-handers from Ohio, but couldn’t hold an early 2-0 lead. Chad Qualls (6-6) worked a perfect seventh to get the victory. Cubs 4, Nationals 3 CHICAGO — Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena hit back-to-back homers to lead the Cubs to the victory. Ramirez’s two-run shot in the seventh was his 21st of the season, and gave him 16 homers since June 25, tops in the major leagues in that stretch. Pena followed Ramirez with a drive that curled around the pole in right field and landed on Sheffield Avenue, putting the Cubs up 4-1. Ryan Dempster (10-8) limited Washington to a first-inning home run by Ryan Zimmerman and went seven innings, allowing three hits. Washington loaded the bases and scored a run in the ninth against Carlos Marmol, but he recovered to get his 26th save. Washington starter Jordan Zimmermann (7-10) allowed four runs and nine hits in 6 2-3 innings. AL Capsules

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Yankees 6, Angels 5 NEW YORK — Robinson Cano hit a grand slam after Maicer Izturis’ two-out error in the seventh inning and the New York Yankees overcame another shaky performance by Mariano Rivera to beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 Thursday. Rivera gave up a three-run homer to pinch-hitter Russell Branyan on his first pitch in the ninth before getting two outs for his 30th save. Bobby Abreu connected against Rivera on Tuesday night for the first homer off the All-Star closer at Yankee Stadium since May 16, 2010. Rivera also faltered at Boston on Sunday night. Curtis Granderson followed his two double-play balls with a tying two-run homer in the sixth for the Yankees. Fernando Rodney (2-4) gave up two walks in the seventh for the Angels, who lost just their second series in the last 16 (13-2-1). Derek Jeter had three singles — two infield hits — and a walk to raise his average in day games to .352 (38 for 108). Rafael Soriano (2-1) got the win. Tigers 4, Indians 3 CLEVELAND — Justin Verlander gave Detroit exactly what it needed, becoming baseball’s first 17-game winner as the division-leading Tigers avoided being swept by Cleveland and opened a three-game lead over the Indians in the AL Central. Verlander (17-5) allowed three hits and struck out 10 in seven innings to earn career win No. 100 as the Tigers ended a 13-game losing streak in Cleveland. He was also on the mound for Detroit’s previous win at Progressive Field on May 8, 2010. In taking the series finale, the Tigers kept some distance over the Indians, who did trim one game off Detroit’s lead over the past three days. The teams will play 10 more times this season, including a season-ending three-game series in Detroit. Tigers relievers Joaquin Benoit and Jose Valverde each pitched a scoreless inning. Valverde earned his 33rd straight save this year, breaking the single-season team record set by Willie Hernandez in 1984. Fausto Carmona (5-12) took the loss. Rays 4, Royals 1 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jeff Niemann won his sixth consecutive deci-

BARRINGTON, R.I. (AP) — Defending champion Danielle Kang won two matches Thursday to advance to quarterfinals in the U.S. Women’s Amateur at Rhode Island Country Club. The 18-year-old Kang, from Westlake Village, Calif., holed a 9-iron shot for eagle on the par-4 14th to finish off 17-year-old Emma Talley of Princeton, Ky., 6 and 4, then beat 14-year-old Cindy Ha of Demarest, N.J., 2 and 1. In the third round, Kang made a 3-foot birdie putt on the 15th and an 8-footer on the 16th to take a 2-up lead. She hit her tee shot within 2 feet on the par-3 17th, and Ha onceded the putt and the match. “I was unsure of myself until No. 15,” Kang said, “and for somebody young, Cindy is really good. It was whoever made minimum mistakes. We’re both tired.” Kang will face Demi Frances Runas of Torrance, Calif. Runas beat Lisa McCloskey of Montgomery, Texas, in 19 holes in the third round. In the other upper-bracket quarterfinal, Brooke Pancake of Chattanooga, Tenn., will play Erynne Lee of Silverdale, Wash. In the lower bracket, Stephanie Kono of Honolulu will face NCAA champion Austin Ernst of Seneca, S.C.; and Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn will play Casey Danielson of Osceola, Wis.

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As journalists began digging into the who, what, when, where, why and how of Anders Behring Breivik, the deputy police chief of Oslo faced a media scrum and served up the day’s hottest sound bite. “What we know is that he is right wing and he is a Christian fundamentalist,” he said, the morning after the hellish attack on Norway’s Labor Party and on the children that were its future. That was the English version of the quote that jumped into American news reports and wire service stories around the globe. Breivik was officially a “Christian fundamentalist.” He was also a “Christian extremist” in a New York Times headline, a “religious conservative” on an ABC newscast and a “Christian terrorist” in an Associated Press report. However, the pivotal “fundamentalist” phrase sounded a bit different in the context of the televised Norwegian press conference that ignited this media storm, said the Rev. Arne H. Fjeldstad, a minister in the Church of Norway and a former senior editor at the major Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten. He is also one of my colleagues in the GetReligion.org project to study the mainstream media’s coverage of religion news. Translating from the Norwegian, Fjeld-

Fundamental truths about Breivik
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stad said the police claimed that Breivik was part of a “Christian, fundamentalist, extremeright environment in Norway.” The key was his violent opposition to the political policies known as “multiculturalism.” “I am not sure this police official knew what he was saying when he used the word ‘fundamentalist,’” said Fjeldstad. “I think he was trying to say that this was a crazy, lunatic, radical guy on the political fringe and he is calling himself a Christian.” It’s crucial to know, he added, that “fundamentalist” has literally been pulled into the Norwegian language from English -- even if there is very little history of Protestant fundamentalism in Norway. During debates inside the Church of Norway, said Fjeldstad, the term is primarily used by liberals to describe conservatives who stress the Bible’s authority as the “in-

spired word of God” and who defend traditional Christian doctrines on moral issues. While there are Christian groups in America who identify themselves as “fundamentalists,” this is not the case in Norway. As media around the world quickly reported, Breivik did identify himself as a Christian -- period -- on his Facebook page. He also added other details about his religious and cultural beliefs in his 1,500-page online manifesto, “2083 -- A European Declaration of Independence.” At the age of 15, Breivik apparently chose to be baptized and confirmed into the state church. However, the writings left behind by the 32-year-old radical also stress that he does not hold traditional Christian beliefs or practice the faith. Instead, he carefully identifies himself as a “Christian agnostic” or a “Christian atheist (cultural Christian).” In his manifesto, Breivik emphasizes his identity as a Freemason, his interest in Odinist Norse traditions and his role as a “Justiciar Knight” in a new crusade against Islam. “If you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and God then you are a religious Christian,” he wrote, in a passage that found its way into a few media reports. “Myself and many more like me do not necessarily have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and

God. We do however believe in Christianity as a cultural, social, identity and moral platform. This makes us Christian.” Breivik explicitly separates himself from conservative forms of Christianity, at one point noting: “It is therefore essential to understand the difference between a ‘Christian fundamentalist theocracy’ (everything we do not want) and a secular European society based on our Christian cultural heritage (what we do want). “So, no, you don’t need to have a personal relationship with God or Jesus to fight for our Christian cultural heritage. It is enough that you are a Christian-agnostic or a Christianatheist.” In other words, noted Fjeldstad, for Breivik the “Christian” label is cultural or political -- but not a statement of personal faith in his case. “If you are going to use the word ‘fundamentalist’ it must be used to describe someone who is a very conservative Christian when he is talking about the Bible and the practice of the faith,” he said. Thus, a fundamentalist Christian “would always place a heavy emphasis on having a personal faith in Jesus Christ. ... “So whatever Anders Breivik is, the last thing you can call him is a ‘fundamentalist’ Christian.”

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A.C.T.S. NEW TESTAMENT FELLOWSHIP Rev. Linda Wannemacher-Pastor Jaye Wannemacher-Worship Leader Contact: 419-695-3566 Sunday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study with worship @ ACTS Chapel-8277 German Rd., Delphos Thursday - 7:00 p.m. “For Such A Time As This” All & Non Denominational Tri-County Community Intercessory Prayer Meeting @ Presbyterian Church (Basement), 310 W. 2nd St. Delphos Everyone Welcome. DELPHOS BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Terry McKissack 302 N Main, Delphos Contact: 419-692-0061 or 419-302-6423 Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Sunday School (All Ages) , 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service, 6:00 p.m Sunday Evening Service Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study, Youth Study Nursery available for all services. FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN 310 W. Second St. 419-692-5737 Pastor Harry Tolhurst Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11:00 Worship Service - Everyone Welcome Communion first Sunday of every month. Communion at Van Crest Health Care Center - First Sunday of each month at 2:30 p.m., Nursing Home and assisted living. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 422 North Pierce St., Delphos Phone 419-695-2616 Rev. Angela Khabeb Saturday-8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Sunday - 9:00 a.m. Worship Service; 10:00 a.m. Council Meeting following worship Monday-Friday - 8:00-9:00 a.m. Kids Free Breakfast Wednesday-9:00 A.M. Sewing Day, 7:00 p.m. Mid-Week Worship Service Saturday-8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD “Where Jesus is Healing Hurting Hearts!” 808 Metbliss Ave., Delphos One block south of Stadium Park. 419-692-6741 Senior Pastor - Dan Eaton Sunday - 10:30 a.m. - Sunday worship Celebration @10:30am with Kids Chruch & Nursery provided; 6:00 p.m. Youth Ministry at The ROC Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Prayer Other ministries take place at various times. Check out www.delphosfirstassemblyofgod.com. DELPHOS CHRISTIAN UNION Pastor: Rev. Gary Fish 470 S. Franklin St., (419) 692-9940 9:30 Sunday School 10:30 Sunday morning service. Youth ministry every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Children’s ministry every third Saturday from 11 to 1:30. ST. PAUL’S UNITED METHODIST 335 S. Main St. Delphos Pastor - Rev. David Howell Sunday - 9:00 a.m. Worship Service DELPHOS WESLEYAN CHURCH 11720 Delphos Southworth Rd. Delphos - Phone 419-695-1723 Pastor Wayne Prater Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Service and prayer meeting. TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 211 E. Third St., Delphos Rev. David Howell, Pastor Week of Aug. 14, 2011 Sunday - 8:15 a.m. Worship Service/ Communion; 9:15 a.m. Adult Sunday School Class; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 11:30 a.m. Radio Worship on WDOH; 3:00-5:00 p.m. Alicia Schleeter’s Bridal Shower Monday - 6:00 Worship Service Tuesday- 6:00 Weight Watchers Wednesday- 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive @ Knights of Columbus Thursday - 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Supper’s on Us MARION BAPTIST CHURCH 2998 Defiance Trail, Delphos Pastor Jay Lobach 419-339-6319 Services: Sunday - 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 331 E. Second St., Delphos 419-695-4050 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Rev. Jacob Gordon, Asst. Pastor Fred Lisk and Dave Ricker, Deacons Mary Beth Will, Liturgical Coordinator; Mrs. Trina Shultz, Pastoral Associate. Mel Rode, Parish Council President Celebration of the Sacraments Eucharist – Lord’s Day Observance; Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 7:30, 9:15, 11:30 a.m.; Weekdays as announced on Sunday bulletin. Baptism – Celebrated first Sunday of month at 1:30 p.m. Call rectory to schedule Pre-Baptismal instructions. Reconciliation – Tuesday and Friday 7:30-7:50 a.m.; Saturday 3:304:00 p.m. Anytime by request. Matrimony – Arrangements must be made through the rectory six months in advance. Anointing of the Sick – Communal celebration in May and October. Administered upon request.

ELIDA/LIMA/GOMER

HARTFORD CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Independent Fundamental) Rt. 81 and Defiance Trial Rt. 2, Box 11550 Spencerville 45887 Rev. Robert King, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 7:00 p.m. Evening worship and Teens Alive (grades 7-12). Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible service. Tuesday & Thursday– 7- 9 p.m. Have you ever wanted to preach the “Word of God?” This is your time to do it. Come share your love of Christ with us.

LIVE; 9:55 a.m. 5 til 10 meet you at the Altar; 10:00 a.m. Worship LIVE Tuesday - 9:30 a.m. - MUMS Steering Committee Meeting Wednesday - 1:30 p.m. Adult Prayer and Bible Study; 6:45 Calvary Youth Thursday - 9:30 p.m. Lit ‘n Latte SALEM UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 15240 Main St. Venedocia Rev. Wendy S. Pratt, Pastor Church Phone: 419-667-4142 Sunday - 8:30 a.m. - Adult Bell Choir; 8:45 a.m. Jr. Choir; 9:30 a.m. - Worship; 10:45 a.m. - Sunday school; 6:30 p.m. - Capital Funds Committee. Monday - 6 p.m. Senior Choir. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 601 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.; Monday 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m.; Wednesday 8:30 a.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. - Communion Service; Friday 8:30 a.m.; Saturday 4 p.m. VAN WERT VICTORY CHURCH OF GOD 10698 US 127S., Van Wert (Next to Tracy’s Auction Service) Darryl Ramey, Lead Pastor Chuck Brantley, Executive Pastor Bryce Cadawallader, Youth & Assimilations Director Sunday - 10:00 am Worship Service & Children’s Ministry www.vanwertvictorychurch.com www.acoolchurch.com 419-232-HOPE

MANDALE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Rev. Don Rogers, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School all ages. 10:30 a.m. Worship Services; 7:00 p.m Worship. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer meeting.
PENTECOSTAL WAY CHURCH Pastors: Bill Watson Rev. Ronald Defore 1213 Leeson Ave., Van Wert 45891 Phone (419) 238-5813 Head Usher: Ted Kelly 10:00 a.m. - Sunday School 11:10 a.m. - Worship 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. - Wednesday Morning Bible Class 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Wed. Night Bible Study. Thursday - Choir Rehearsal Anchored in Jesus Prayer Line (419) 238-4427 or (419) 232-4379. Emergency - (419) 993-5855

IMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 699 Sunnydale, Elida, Ohio 454807 Pastor Gary Rode Sunday - 8:30 a.m. traditional; 10:45 a.m. contemporary LIGHT OF LIFE CHAPEL 4680 North Kemp Rd., Elida Pastor Kimberly R. Pope-Seiberling Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Service; 6:30 p.m. Service. Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. Midweek Service. NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CENTER 2240 Baty Road, Elida Ph. 339-5673 Rev. James F. Menke, Pastor Sunday – 10 a.m. Worship. Wednesday – 7 p.m. Evening service. CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH 2701 Dutch Hollow Rd. Elida Phone: 339-3339 Rev. Frank Hartman Sunday - 10 a.m. Sunday School (all ages); 11 a.m. Morning Service; 6 p.m. Evening Service. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting. Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8-noon, 1-4- p.m. ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Zion Church & Conant Rd., Elida Pastors: Mark and D.J. Fuerstenau Sunday - Service - 9:00 a.m. PIKE MENNONITE CHURCH 3995 McBride Rd., Elida Phone 419-339-3961 LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH OF GOD Elida - Ph. 222-8054 Rev. Larry Ayers, Pastor Service schedule: Sunday– 10 a.m. School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Sunday evening. FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 4750 East Road, Elida Pastor - Brian McManus Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship, nursery available. Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. Youth Prayer, Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Adult Prayer and Bible Study; 8:00 p.m. Choir. GOMER UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 7350 Gomer Road, Gomer, Ohio 419-642-2681 gomererucc@bright.net Rev. Brian Knoderer Sunday – 10:30 a.m. Worship BREAKTHROUGH 101 N. Adams St., Middle Point Pastor Scott & Karen Fleming Sunday – Church Service - 10 a.m, 6 p.m. Wednesday - 7:00 p.m.

PUTNAM COUNTY
FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Road U, Rushmore Pastor Robert Morrison Sunday – 10 am Church School; 11:00 Church Service; 6:00 p.m. Evening Service Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Evening Service ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CATHOLIC CHURCH 512 W. Sycamore, Col. Grove Office 419-659-2263 Fax: 419-659-5202 Father Tom Extejt Masses: Tuesday-Friday - 8:00 a.m.; First Friday of the month - 7 p.m.; Saturday - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday - 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Confessions - Saturday 3:30 p.m., anytime by appointment. CHURCH OF GOD 18906 Rd. 18R, Rimer 419-642-5264 Fax: 419-642-3061 Rev. Mark Walls Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Robert DeSloover, Pastor 7359 St. Rt. 109 New Cleveland Saturday Mass - 7:00 p.m. Sunday Mass - 8:30 a.m. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH Ottoville Rev. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday - 4 p.m.; Sunday - 10:30 a.m. ST. BARBARA CHURCH 160 Main St., Cloverdale 45827 419-488-2391 Fr. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 135 N. Water St., Ft. Jennings Rev. Joe Przybysz Phone: 419-286-2132 Mass schedule: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. ST. MICHAEL CHURCH Kalida Fr. Mark Hoying Saturday – 4:30 p.m. Mass. Sunday – 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Masses. Weekdays: Masses on Mon., Tues., Wed. and Friday at 8:00 am; Thurs. 7:30 p.m.

LANDECK
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH Landeck - Phone: 419-692-0636 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Administrative aide: Rita Suever Masses: 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday. Newcomers register at parish. Marriages: Please call the parish house six months in advance. Baptism: Please call the parish.

TRINITY LUTHERAN 303 S. Adams, Middle Point Rev. Tom Cover Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. GRACE FAMILY CHURCH 634 N. Washington St., Van Wert Pastor: Rev. Ron Prewitt Sunday - 9:15 a.m. Morning worship with Pulpit Supply. KINGSLEY UNITED METHODIST 15482 Mendon Rd., Van Wert Phone: 419-965-2771 Pastor Chuck Glover Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:25 a.m. Wednesday - Youth Prayer and Bible Study - 6:30 p.m. Adult Prayer meeting - 7:00 p.m. Choir practice - 8:00 p.m. TRINITY FRIENDS CHURCH 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert 45891 Ph: (419) 238-2788 Sr. Pastor Stephen Savage Outreach Pastor Neil Hammons Sunday - 8:15 a.m. - Prayer time; 9:00 a.m. Worship, Sunday School, SWAT, Nursery; Single; 10:30 a.m. Worship, Nursery, Children’s Church, Discipleship class; Noon - Lunch Break; 2:00 p.m. Service for men at Van Wert Correctional Fac.; 3:00 p.m. Service for women at Van Wert Correctional Fac., Service at Paulding jail Tuesday - 1:00 p.m. - Share, Care, Prayer Group in Fireside Room; 10-noon - Banquet Table Food Pantry; 6:30 p.m. Quilting Friends in Fellowship Hall; 7 p.m. B.R.E.A.L. Women’s group in Room 108. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Small groups, Discipleship Series in sanctuary, Christian Life Club, Nursery, Preschool; 7 p.m. R.O.C.K. Youth; 8 p.m. Worship Team rehearsal. Thursday - 4-5:30 p.m. Banquet Table Food Pantry. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 13887 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Ph. 419-238-0333 Children’s Storyline: 419-238-2201 Email: fbaptvw@bright.net Pastor Steven A. Robinson Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Family Worship Hour; 6:30 p.m. Evening Bible Hour. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Word of Life Student Ministries; 6:45 p.m. AWANA; 7:00 p.m. Prayer and Bible Study.

SPENCERVILLE
ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH 500 S. Canal, Spencerville 419-647-6202 Saturday - 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5 p.m. Mass, May 1 - Oct. 30. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mass. SPENCERVILLE FULL GOSPEL 107 Broadway St., Spencerville Pastor Charles Muter Home Ph. 419-657-6019 Sunday: Morning Services - 10:00 a.m. Evening Services - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Worship service. AMANDA BAPTIST CHURCH Back to Christ’s Ministry Conant Road & SR. 117 Ph. 647-5100 - Rev. Mike Decker Sunday – 10:30 a.m. Worship & Fellowship. Wednesday – 6-9 p.m. Bible Study. SPENCERVILLE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 317 West North St. - 419-296-2561 Pastor Tom Shobe 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Corner of Fourth & Main, Spencerville Phone 419-647-5321 Rev. Jan Johnson, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Spencerville Rev. Ron Shifley, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Church School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. AGAPE FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES 9250 Armstrong Road, Spencerville Pastors Phil & Deb Lee Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Worship service. Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study

VAN WERT COUNTY
CALVARY EVANGELICAL CHURCH 10686 Van Wert-Decatur Rd. Van Wert, Ohio 419-238-9426 Rev. Clark Williman. Pastor Sunday, August 13 Saturday, Aug. 12 - 5:00 p.m. Harvesters Sunday School Class Party Sunday-8:45 a.m. Friends and Family; 9:00 a.m. Sunday School

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005 Lost & Found
FOUND: FEMALE German Shephard, black and tan with white feet. 8th Street area on Sunday night. Call 567-825-8047

080 Help Wanted
DRIVER WANTED Driver needed to deliver papers to local busi nesses, newsstand boxes and carriers in Delphos. 15-20 hours/week. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation with insurance required. Applications available at The Delphos Herald office 405 N. Main St., Delphos. GRAIN EQUIPMENT dealer seeking crew members to assemble and erect grain elevator legs, conveyors, grain bins and dryers. Full time. Valid driver’s license and drug test required. Post Agri-Service 419-647-4925 HOME HEALTH Aides All shifts, weekdays and some weekends. STNA preferred, not required. No phone calls please. Application online or at office:Community Health Professionals 602 E. Fifth St., Delphos www.ComHealthPro.org

290 Wanted to Buy

340 Garage Sales
SATURDAY ONLY 9am-1pm 609 W. 3rd St. Too much to list, something for everyone. Multiple families.

840 Mobile Homes
RENT OR Rent to Own. 2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home. 419-692-3951.

Raines Jewelry
Scrap Gold, Gold Jewelry, Silver coins, Silverware, Pocket Watches, Diamonds.

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010 Announcements
ADVERTISERS: YOU can place a 25 word classified ad in more than 100 newspapers with over one and a half million total circulation across Ohio for $295. It's easy...you place one order and pay with one check through Ohio Scan-Ohio Statewide Classified Advertising Network. The Delphos Herald advertising dept. can set this up for you. No other classified ad buy is simpler or more cost effective. Call 419-695-0015, ext 138.

560 Lawn & Garden

FREE 8 week old puppy, female Lab mix. 419-796-5006

300 Household Goods
BED: NEW QUEEN pillow-top mattress set, can deliver $125. Call (260)749-6100.

JOHN DEERE lawn tractor, looks and runs perfect FREE WHITE, very tame adult cats. Call LT155 42” deck. 419-453-3340 or 614-588-5096 614-203-0970

590 House For Rent
2 BDRM, Very clean, No Pets, 612 Harmon St., $600/mo. Call 419-234-5626

SEWING MACHINE with cabinet $25.00, hobby horse made at Delphos Bending Works $20.00. Call 419-692-4372

340 Garage Sales
1314 PAMELA Circle (off Ricker St.) Thurs., Aug. 11, 5:30-? Fri. & Sat., Aug. 12 & 13, 8:30-? Exercise bike, boys bike, toys, X-Box & DS games, area rug, books, 3 comforters, boys clothes and more. 19977 RD. 18 S Friday & Saturday 8am - 5pm Boys clothes, women’s clothes, toys, and misc.

600 Apts. for Rent
2 BR unit. Ref., stove, water included. Quiet street $415/mo. & deposit. Immediate possession. (419)203-6810 DUPLEX -1 BDRM Apt. all new appliances, carpet, paint, very clean. $400 plus deposit. No pets or smoking. Call 419-692-6478

REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
Allen County
City of Delphos Ronel K. Burritt and Sheriff Samuel A. Crish to Pontus Investment Portfolio, 502 E. Second St., $14,000. Heritage Meadow Development to Michael T. and Leda C. Butler, 1311 Grothaus St., $27,000. Tracci C. Ingram and Sheriff Samuel A. Crish to Federal National Mortgage Association, 750 N. Main St., $22,000. Mary R. Mullen to Roland R. Graham III, 933 N. Washington St., $59,000. Daniel G. and Angela M. Williamson to David M. and Brenda R. Ames, 427 E. Cleveland, $86,000. Karen G. Follrod to Jennifer M. and Donald L. Terflinger, 2151 Larkspur Drive, $161,900. Village of Elida Dale E. Grimm et al. to Darin Grimm, 5600 Piquad Road, $5,000. Rodney M. and Julie D. Brenneman to Bruce A. and Traci R. Sneary, 310 Plum Circle, $272,000. Village of Spencerville Trio Properties to Danielle L. Crider, 711 Briggs Ave., $24,500. Melissa D. and Ralph E. Pellegrini to Marty E. and Kimberlee A. Flexter, 409 S. Mulberry St., $53,000. Loma LLC to James B. and Kimberly J. Sharp, 412 W. Fourth St., $28,000. Spencerville Metal Systems to Aunt Mae’s Holdings, 517 N. Broadway St., $150,000 Sugar Creek Township David W. Gudakunst and Jill S. Joseph executors et al. to D. Dale and Elaine K. Jostpille Trustees et al., Gomer Road, $6,000. David W. Gudakunst and Jill S. Joseph executors et al. to Brayn D. and Stephanie J. Dray, 4535 W. Lincoln Highway, $100,000. Marion Township Wayne R. Hudson and Gail E. Haney to Richard A. and Christina R. Triplett, 2940 Cremean Road, $160,000. Karen and Gerald Meier to James O. and Michelle K. Bayman Jr., 177 Michele Drive, $155,000. Spencer Township John A. Giesken trustee et al. to Glen A. Miller, 14260 Fruend Road, $146,000. American Township Magid H Amer attorney in fact et al. to Carolyn Kolenc, 3490 Kenyon Drive, $136,000. Federal National Mortgage Association to Eastown Rentals, 100 Shelly Place, $57,900. Gilbert Ford attorney in fact et al. to Bryan K. Montgomery, 2409 Teresa Ave., $84,000. C. Dwane Grace to Dorothy L. Cole, 137 Woodford Terace, $128,000. John L. and Marcia M. McGee to Vu H. Lam and Nhi T. Nguyen, 3861 Sky Hawk Drive, $177,000. Clifford G. Schrien to Richard E. and Beverly S. Breneman, 2795 Sherwood Drive, $63,000. Westwood Real Estate Co. to Carolyn Smith, 4035 Allentown Road, $40,000.

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IS IT A SCAM? The Delphos Herald urges our readers to contact The 229 DOUGLAS Street, Better Business Bureau, corner of 3rd & Douglas. (419) 223-7010 o r Friday & Saturday August 1-800-462-0468, before 12 & 13, 8am-6pm. Harley entering into any agree- Davidson leather jackets, ment involving financing, Star Wars collectibles, business opportunities, or books, games, movies, work at home opportuni- dishes, linens, lots of ties. The BBB will assist misc. household items. in the investigation of these businesses. (This 3389 ST. Mary’s Rd notice provided as a cus(S of Delphos on 66) tomer service by The DelThursday 12pm-5pm phos Herald.) Friday 9am-5pm Saturday 9am-12noon Closing out a cottage. Air hockey game, lawn mower. Many fine things!

620 Duplex For Rent
3 BEDROOM, new carpet. Available immediately. Call 419-234-6983.

800 House For Sale
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830 Boats & Marine Equipment
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Should I keep my mouth Dear Annie: For the past 10 years, my son, now a shut? After all, it is my tax medical student, has dread- money that is supporting ed having dinner with his her lazy kid. -- Wondering father. His dad and I sepa- Friend Dear Wondering: We rated more than 20 years ago, and every encoun- do not know (and neither do ter with the children has you) whether Zane is still included his father’s wife. entitled to the food stamps. She dominates the conver- If you report it to the authorsation, makes idiotic com- ities as a violation, we guarments, talks about how antee the friendship is over. wonderful her four children Instead, speak to the boy’s are and totally excludes my mother as the friend you son. She even had the nerve claim to be. Encourage her to refer to her children as to get help for her son rather than enabling him “your Dad’s famand postponing his ily now.” ability to handle My son was not life’s challenges. congratulated for In an effort to promaking it into an tect their children, Ivy League colparents can inadlege, getting into vertently cripple medical school or them. being at the top Dear Annie: of his class. His I read the letter father missed his from “Crying in college graduation California,” whose party because his wife wanted to go Annie’s Mailbox daughter died after a long illness. She bowling. When we first separated, was upset that her doctors my son had dinner with his did not bother to send a confather at least once a week, dolence card. Maybe doctors don’t send and he really enjoyed the time they spent together. Now, condolences because their my son rarely has time alone lawyers tell them not to. In with his father and finds his our litigious society, such a wife self-serving and obnox- note of condolence could be ious. The sad part is, Dad used to convince the grievdoesn’t have the backbone ing family that the doctor to leave his wife at home on feels culpable and should be occasion. All my son wants sued for malpractice. -- Len to do is spend a little quality in L.A. Dear Len: Actually, the time with his father. How can I help? -- Mother of a opposite appears to be the case. Doctors who express Wonderful Son Dear Mom: It is best if condolences, including those your son handles this direct- who apologize, are less likely. Urge him to ask his father ly to be sued than those who about having some one-on- are perceived to be too arroone time. If you regularly gant to care. speak to your ex, you can Annie’s Mailbox is writtell him how much it would mean to your son to have ten by Kathy Mitchell and some special bonding time Marcy Sugar, longtime ediwith Dad. Other than that, tors of the Ann Landers however, please stay out column. Please e-mail your of it, and under no circum- questions to anniesmailstances should you repeat box@comcast.net, or write any of the unkind things you to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o said about his current wife. Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Regardless of how you feel Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los or what she may be like, Angeles, CA 90045. it will not help your son if you (or he) treat her with disdain. Dear Annie: I have a friend with a troubled son. “Zane” is 23, has no job, lives at home and has been in trouble with the law. I believe he has a drinking problem and probably a drug problem, as well. My friend and her husband make a comfortable living, drive new cars and have an abundance of luxury items. Several months ago, Zane briefly moved out of his parents’ home and applied for food stamps. He has since moved back, and my friend thinks it is perfectly OK for Zane to continue to receive food stamps. She says it helps pay for his room and board. She even goes shopping with him to make sure he buys what she wants for the house.

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SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2011 Be friendly to everyone in the next year, because alliances you form for other than business purposes will turn out quite fortunately. They’ll not only bring you a lot of happiness, but will also produce benefits that money can’t buy. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- For unknown reasons, all your partnership arrangements could be rather testy. It won’t be anything you do or fail to do; it’s merely people being uncooperative at this point in time. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Chances are you will let a self-imposed urgency cause you tremendous pressure and/or unnecessary complications. Relax! It won’t hurt you to leave some of your workload for tomorrow. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Taking offense too easily could cause a rift between you and those who work at your side. Guard against an inclination to take things so seriously that you blow matters out of proportion. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Be careful to share the spoils with those who help you achieve a huge objective. If you don’t, you could be resented and totally rejected in the future. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Unless you’re careful, you could put yourself in a position that would enable another to manipulate you at his or her discretion. Be your own person as much as you can. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- If you’re tired or your thinking isn’t as sharp as it should be for some reason, put off any complicated business matters until another day. You need to be fresh to enter the fray. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Before making any type of serious decision with your mate, be sure you’re in total agreement. If either one of you is unhappy, it could lead to discord that’ll fester for a long time. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Depending upon how important it is to you, delegating a critical task to an underling might not be too smart. Regardless of how the other party handles it, you’re not likely to be satisfied. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -It’s time to stop spinning your wheels trying to please someone who you hope would return your ardor. If the individual hasn’t responded after all this time, she or he isn’t about to. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Be doubly careful how you respond in public to any kind of negative developments that affect you personally. Not only is your temper fragile, your image is delicate as well. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -You tend to be a kidder, which is fine and good, as long as you’re prepared to be joshed by others in return. It won’t sit well if you want to dish it out but aren’t able to take it. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Let the motto “Waste not, want not” be yours. Don’t let excess expenditures put you in the position of having to face financial pressure that you’re not prepared to handle.
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London police say nearly 600 charged over riots
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON — Police in London said today they have charged almost 600 people with violence, disorder and looting over deadly riots in Britain’s capital, as the city’s mayor said Londoners wanted to see “significant sentences” handed out to the guilty. Across the country, more than 1,700 people have been arrested. Courts in London, Birmingham and Manchester stayed open through a second night to deal with hundreds of alleged offenders. Hundreds of stores were looted, buildings were set ablaze and several people died amid the mayhem that broke out Saturday in London and spread over four nights across England. Victims include three men in Birmingham run down by a car as they defended their neighborhood. Police are questioning three suspects on suspicion of murder. And detectives opened a murder inquiry after a 68-year-old a man found in a London street after confronting rioters died of his injuries late Thursday. A 22-year-old man was arrested today on suspicion of murder. Police, meanwhile, hit back against claims they were too soft in their initial response to the disorder. Prime Minister David Cameron said officers had been overwhelmed at first, outmaneuvered by mobile gangs of rioters. He said “far too few police were deployed onto the streets. And the tactics they were using weren’t working.” That changed Tuesday, when 16,000 officers were deployed on London’s streets — almost three times the number of the night before. Cameron said the extra officers will remain on patrol through the weekend. Hugh Orde, president of the Association of Chief Police Officers, acknowledged that police had faced “an unprecedented situation, unique circumstances” — but said it was police themselves, rather than “political interference,” that got the situation under control. “The more robust policing tactics you saw were not a function of political interference,” he told the BBC. “They were a function of the numbers being available to allow the chief constables to change their tactics.” Cameron vowed “swift justice” for perpetrators, and courts were struggling to cope with a flood of defendants. The alleged looters and vandals included an 11-year-old boy, a teenage ballerina, a university English student from a prosperous commuter town and Natasha Reid, a 24-yearold university graduate who admitted stealing a TV from a looted electronics store. Her lawyer said she had turned herself in because she could not sleep for guilt. A judge told her she would probably go to jail when she is sentenced later. Another was Chelsea Ives, an 18-year-old chosen as a volunteer ambassador for next year’s Olympic Games. She is accused of burglary, violent disorder and throwing bricks at a police car during riots in north London on Sunday. Newspapers reported that Ives was charged after her parents saw her rioting on TV and turned her in. She was ordered detained until a court appearance next Wednesday. Mayor Boris Johnson said it was fitting that “significant sentences” were being handed down. “That is, frankly, what Londoners want to see,” he said. Britain’s Parliament was called back from its summer break for an emergency debate on the riots Thursday, with Cameron promising authorities would get strong powers to stop street mayhem from erupting again. He said authorities were considering new powers, including allowing police to order thugs to remove masks or hoods, evicting

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troublemakers from subsidized housing and temporarily disabling cell phone instant messaging services. He told lawmakers that he would look to cities like Boston for inspiration, and mentioned former Los Angeles, New York and Boston Police Chief William Bratton as a person who could help offer advice. Bratton said in a statement he’d be “pleased and honored” to provide services and counsel in any capacity, adding that he loves London and has worked with British police for nearly 20 years. Cameron also said the government, police and intelligence services were looking at whether there should be limits on the use of social media sites like Twitter and Facebook or services like BlackBerry Messenger to spread disorder. BlackBerry’s simple and largely cost free messaging service was used by rioters to coordinate their activities, Cameron’s office said. The government said it planned to hold talks with police chiefs, Twitter, Facebook and Blackberry manufacturer Research In Motion Ltd. But any move to disable the services temporarily is likely to be strongly opposed by civil libertarians.

HARTFORD, Conn. — The new face of a Connecticut woman who was mauled by a chimpanzee two years ago was revealed for the first time Thursday in photos showing a startling transformation. The pictures of Charla Nash were first shown on NBC’s “Today” show and in Hearst Connecticut Newspapers on Thursday morning. They were later released by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where she had face transplant surgery in May. Nash, 57, didn’t appear on “Today” because relatives said she was too weak to do an interview. In a statement released by the hospital, Nash thanked all the doctors, nurses and other medical experts who helped her over the past two years. “I will now be able to do things I once took for granted,” Nash said in the statement. “I will be able to smell. I will be able to eat normally. I will no longer be disfigured. I will have lips and will speak clearly once again. I will be able to kiss and hug loved ones. I am tremendously grateful to the donor and her family.” The show aired footage of Nash in a hospital bed, nodding to visitors, her face smooth and features appearing nearly normal. “Today” also reported that Nash was able to eat eggs with cream cheese after the transplant — the first solid food she’s had since the attack. Nash, who’s now living in a Boston-area nursing home, was attacked in February 2009 by a neighbor’s 200-pound pet chimpanzee, which went berserk after its owner asked Nash to help lure it back into her house in Stamford, Conn. The animal, named Travis, ripped off Nash’s nose, lips, eyelids and hands before being shot to death by police.

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By DILMA ARENDS GEERMAN Associated Press ORANJESTAD, Aruba — Aruba has turned to the FBI for help investigating the disappearance of 35-year-old Robyn Gardner of Maryland, an agency spokesman said Thursday as official doubts grew about the story told by the suspect in the case. FBI Special Agent Richard Wolf told The Associated Press that the U.S. agency is conducting interviews and giving other assistance to Aruba, which is taking the lead in the investigation. He declined to provide details or say who was being interviewed. Gardner was reported missing Aug. 2 by traveling companion Gary V. Giordano, who is also from Maryland. The 50-yearold man told police that Gardner disappeared while they were snorkeling off the southern tip of the Caribbean island. Aruban Solicitor General Taco Stein said earlier that police had detained Giordano because of seeming inconsistencies in his version of events. And on Thursday he said that if Gardner had drowned where Giordano had said, “We think that her body would have surfaced by now. “We know the spot where he said she must have drowned. We have searched there extensively and in view of the weather situation we are almost certain that the body would have come to the surface,” Stein said. He said it was also possible that Giordano had told police to search in the wrong spot. He said there were no unusual currents Aug. 2, when Gardner disappeared. “The water was very calm and clear ... The search took place all the way to Venezuela.” Giordano’s Aruban lawyer, Michael Lopez, insists his client

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SAN FRANCISCO — Americans are still spending money at casinos, amusement parks and concerts. Some are even shopping at Bloomingdales and looking at new homes. Even as the stock market’s wild swings heighten fears of another recession, many business executives see bright spots. Worrisome signs abound, too, especially for companies struggling to recover. But for a lot of corporate leaders, the general state of the economy has not changed much in the past three weeks of upheaval. Executives addressed the turmoil this week during earnings conference calls and in interviews with The Associated Press. From their vantage point, the economy looks less troubled than major stock indicators like the Dow Jones Industrial average, which has tumbled by 12 percent since July 21. Executives at rebounding companies still sound upbeat. Despite the confusion and uncertainty, they aren’t panicking — at least not yet. In some ways, the recent market upheaval has been easier for business leaders to endure because it’s not entirely surprising. The outlook in corporate America had been darkening even before the stock market’s harrowing plunges began to evoke memories of the recession’s nadir in late 2008. A survey of 1,200 senior executives taken last month by the Corporate Executive Board produced the lowest level of confidence since 2009. The same poll found only 38 percent planned to expand payrolls in the next year, down from 58 percent six months ago.

US troops return to deadly Afghan valley in east
By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan — Just months after pulling out of a remote slice of eastern Afghanistan dubbed the “Valley of Death,” U.S. troops are back reinforcing their once-abandoned bases in the area — a hotbed of the insurgency and a dangerous second front in the decade-old war. Stationing U.S. troops again in the isolated, sparsely populated Pech Valley will boost the coalition’s presence and firepower in the area near the Pakistan border just as the focus of the war shifts back to that region where infiltrating insurgents closest to al-Qaida and other militants hold sway. “The decision to send U.S. forces back to the Pech may also reflect a recognition that insurgent safe havens can cause us more harm than had been anticipated when we withdrew U.S. forces,” said Mark Moyar, research director of the U.S.-based counterinsurgency consultancy Orbis Operations. “Insurgencies thrive on such safe havens and use them to stage operations elsewhere,” he said. The U.S. military downplayed the decision to station troops again in Pech. The coalition, along with the Afghan National Army, always maintained a presence in the region, said Lt. Col. Chad Carroll, a spokesman for the coalition’s eastern command. “It’s just a matter of where they laid their heads at night,” he said. Carroll would not say how many U.S. troops are now stationed there or how many more would be sent. The Pech Valley in Kunar province, with bucolic green farmland surrounded by sweeping mountain ridges, was the scene of some of the fiercest fighting in the war and claimed the lives of more than 100 U.S. soldiers by some estimates. In May, the U.S.-led coalition pulled out of the valley, saying it wanted to reposition its forces in areas where more Afghans live as part of strategy to protect large population centers and provide the Afghan government with an opportunity to extend its reach from Kabul and provide services to its citizens with the help of donor nations. The former eastern commander Maj. Gen. John Campbell told The Associated Press at the time that he did not want his forces stuck in static positions. He said he wanted them to be mobile

is innocent and is being unjustly detained. “There is no concrete or direct indication that our client might be involved in any illicit act concerning his friend.” On Thursday, Stein and prosecutors said they will soon send an official request for legal assistance to the U.S. Justice Department. They also urged people to come forward who may have seen the missing American woman and Giordano on the Dutch Caribbean island. Prosecutors expect to release a photo of Giordano to aid potential witnesses, an unusual step in the Dutch legal system. A statement issued by prosecutors Thursday evening said Giordano “no longer cooperates with the investigation and has decided not to answer any more questions.” While Gardner’s tattoos may have been wild and rowdy, a close friend described her as a kind, quiet and trusting woman who sought solace in a tropical getaway with a man who is now suspected in her disappearance, a close friend said. The 35-year-old divorced woman accepted Giordano’s offer of a trip to Aruba despite earlier backing out of a cruise with the man she’d been friends with for over a year, Gardner’s friend and part-time roommate Christina Jones said Wednesday. “She’s a very trusting person,” Jones said at her hair salon in downtown Frederick, Maryland. “She’s a hardworking, loyal, standup female who has never said anything bad about anyone.” Gardner’s mother, Andrea Colson, said the family is hoping for the best outcome, praying Robyn will be with them soon and grateful to Aruban authorities and volunteers. “I hope you understand that we are being quiet as to not jeopardize the investigation,” Colson said in a statement released by the Natalee Holloway Resource Center, a Virginia-based missing persons group named for a young Alabama woman who vanished on Aruba in 2005.

PUEBLO, Colo. — A woman caught with her two brothers after a nationwide manhunt told Colorado authorities she “deserved to get shot” after pointing a gun at a police chief at the end of the siblings’ run from the law, according to a court document. Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26, and Ryan Edward Dougherty, 21, are being held in Pueblo County, Colo., on bonds of $1.25 million each. The three made their first court appearance Thursday by video from jail, and none made any statement during the brief hearing. They face charges of attempted murder of a peace officer and assault on a peace officer. The charges stem from allegations that they shot rounds from an AK-47 at four patrol cars during a chase Wednesday on Interstate 25 in Colorado. The chase ended when troopers deployed spike strips to puncture the tires of the trio’s Subaru, and the vehicle rolled and crashed into a guardrail. According to an arrest affidavit, Lee Dougherty ran from the crash and was shot in the leg by Walsenburg Police Chief James Chamblerlain after she pointed a “machine pistol” at him. The document says she later told police, “I deserved to get shot.” Investigators said that when they asked her about gunfire during the chase, Lee Dougherty said she thought authorities were firing at them. Authorities said they didn’t fire at the fugitives’ car and believe she might have mistaken the sound of the spike strips for gunshots. “We weren’t trying to hurt anyone; we just wanted them to get back. They were way back and we could barely see them,” she said, according to the affidavit. Separate affidavits for the three don’t include statements from the brothers.

and more able to chase insurgents sneaking in from hideouts in Pakistan. For years, eastern Afghanistan has been a far more dangerous place for terrorism than the south. Osama bin Laden’s headquarters was in Kunar when he was fighting the Soviets. After the U.S. invaded Afghanistan 10 years ago, bin Laden sought refuge in Kunar and other eastern provinces. The caves of Tora Bora are in eastern Nangarhar province, bordering Kunar. And Nuristan, a lawless province where the Taliban and others control wide swathes of territory, is just north of the Pech Valley.

Answers to Thursday’s questions: William Howard Taft was the last U.S. president to keep a cow tethered on the law at the White House. He was in office from 1909 through 1913. Baseball player-turned-evangelist Billy Sunday became famous in the early part of the 20th century for his theatrics and anti-liquor sermons. Today’s questions: Why should we be grateful to Horace Wells? What are camel’s hair paintbrushes made from? Answers in Saturday’s Herald. Today’s words: Dinomania: a mania for dancing Sinapize: to sprinkle The Outstanding National Debt as of 9 a.m. today was $14,599,302,648.040. The estimated population of the United States is 311,101,145, so each citizen’s share of this debt is $46,928. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.96 billion per day since Sept. 28, 2007.

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