By DEE-ANN DURBIN

and TOM KRISHER
The Associated Press
DETROIT — General
Motors Co. and Chrysler
Group LLC failed to meet a
Wednesday deadline for reach-
ing new contract agreements
with the United Auto Workers
union. GM negotiators were
still in talks early today, but
talks at Chrysler appeared to
have broken down.
Up until Wednesday, the
negotiations that began over
the summer appeared to be
proceeding without acrimo-
ny. But late Wednesday, the
CEO of Chrysler fired off a
letter saying an agreement
likely wouldn’t be reached
because UAW President Bob
King didn’t come to the table
Wednesday night to finalize
the deal.
“I know we are the smallest
of the three automakers here in
Detroit, but that does not make
us less relevant,” Chrysler
CEO Sergio Marchionne said
in the letter to King, which was
obtained by The Associated
Press.
Marchionne said he planned
to travel out of the country
and will return next week. He
said he would agree to extend
Chrysler workers’ current
contract for a week, but the
decision to extend the contract
must be made by the UAW.
A message seeking com-
ment was left late Wednesday
with the UAW. A person
briefed on the negotiations said
the union is reviewing the let-
ter and considering whether to
extend the contract. The UAW
extended its contract with Ford
Motor Co. last week, as talks
have progressed more slow-
ly with that automaker. The
person requested anonymity
because the talks are private.
The union may have lit-
tle choice but to extend the
contract. In the past, workers
could strike if an agreement
wasn’t reached by the deadline.
But GM and Chrysler workers
can’t strike over wages this
time, a condition placed on
them when the companies took
government bailout money two
years ago.
Things appeared to be pro-
gressing more smoothly at GM.
Joe Ashton, the UAW’s vice
president in charge of the GM
negotiations, told local union
officials Tuesday night in a
note that bargainers have made
“much progress” in talks with
the company. GM has taken
the lead on the negotiations and
its agreement may be used to
set the pattern for the other two
companies.
The contract talks will
determine wages and benefits
for 111,000 union workers at
the auto makers, and they also
set the bar for wages at auto
parts companies, U.S. facto-
ries run by foreign automak-
ers and other manufacturers,
which employ hundreds of
thousands more. The contract
talks are the first since GM and
Chrysler needed government
aid to make it through bank-
ruptcy protection in 2009.
Ashton wrote that “difficult
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WASHINGTON (AP) —
The number of people apply-
ing for unemployment ben-
efits jumped last week to the
highest level in three months.
It’s a sign that the job market
remains depressed.
The Labor Department
said today weekly applica-
tions rose by 11,000 to a
seasonally adjusted 428,000.
The week included the Labor
Day holiday.
Applications typical-
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weeks. In this case, applica-
tions didn’t drop as much as
the department expected, so
the seasonally adjusted value
rose. A Labor spokesman said
the total wasn’t affected by
Hurricane Irene.
Still, applications appear
to be trending up. The four-
week average, a less volatile
measure, rose for the fourth
straight week to 419,500.
Applications need to fall
below 375,000 to indicate that
hiring is increasing enough to
lower the unemployment rate.
They haven’t been below that
level since February.
The economy added zero
net jobs in August, the worst
showing since September
2010. The unemployment
rate stayed at 9.1 percent for
the second straight month.
The job figures were
weak because companies
hired fewer workers and
not because they stepped
up layoffs, economists said.
Business and consumer con-
fidence fell last month after
a series of events renewed
recession fears.
The government reported
that the economy barely grew
in the first half of the year.
Lawmakers fought over rais-
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Flag removal,
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The Delphos Veterans
Council will remove flags
from area cemeteries on
Saturday with the dis-
posal ceremony held at
7 p.m. Monday at the
American Legion Hall.
To help with flag removal,
meet at the Delphos VFW
west parking lot at 9 a.m.
Saturday. If it is rain-
ing, Sept. 24 and 26 will
be the make-up days.
Anyone wishing to dis-
pose of a worn flag may drop
it off at the Delphos VFW,
213 W.Fourth St., or the
American Legion Post, 415
N. State St., before Monday.
The public is also
invited to attend the
Flag Disposal Ceremony
and may bring worn
flags to the event.
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Library pondering internet for new building
BY STACY TAFF
staff@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — The First
Edition building topped the
agenda at the Delphos Public
Library Board of Trustees
meeting Wednesday.
“I don’t know that we need
to have an internet connec-
tion over here because none
of the groups have mentioned
a need,” Director Nancy
Mericle said. “Any programs
that do need the internet could
always meet over in the main
library building. So it might
be good to wait a while and
see if there’s even a need to
pay the extra cost it would
take to put the internet in the
building.”
Mericle also said there
have been issues with the fil-
tering software, Filter-Pak.
“Our technology coordi-
nator, Jane Sadler said we’ve
been having a lot of issues
with Filter-Pak because
it hasn’t been updated, so
it’s not compatible with the
newer computers,” Mericle
said. “So it’s been suggested
that we switch to Open DNS,
which is more comprehen-
sive. It costs $1,000 yearly
but that would be reimbursed
by Ohio Public Library
Information Network. So the
cost wouldn’t be coming out
of the library’s money.”
The board agreed to allow
the switch from Filter-Pak to
Open DNS.
In other news, the board
passed a motion to go forth
with the purchase of blinds
for the windows and doors in
The First Edition. The subject
of a phone for the building
was tabled for further discus-
sion.
It was also approved for
the library to put in a request
to rent the traveling Civil War
exhibit, “Ohio & the Civil
War: 150 Years Later.”
GM, Chrysler fail to meet
deadline for new contracts
DAAG to host
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The Delphos Area Art
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from 1-3 p.m. Saturday dur-
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Floor Gallery of the Delphos
Museum of Postal History.
Vincent Whitehead, who
specializes in pen sketch-
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barns and structures; and Sue
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Sixteen individuals appeared
in Van Wert County Common
Pleas Court for arraignment on
indictments issued by the Van
Wert County Grand Jury which
met last week.
All defendants appeared to
enter pleas before Magistrate
Joseph E. Quatman as Judge
Charles Steele is out of town.
Two individuals involved
in the cultivation of marijua-
na in the Hartsock Road area
in August were arraigned on
indictments charging them with
Illegal Cultivation of Marijuana
a felony of the third degree.
The Van Wert County
Sheriff’s Department conducted
an investigation after receiv-
ing a tip that the individuals
were growing marijuana at the
Hartsock Road property. Eighty-
seven plants were seized by the
Sheriffs Department at the com-
pletion of the investigation.
Brandi Myers, 24,
Willshire, and Glenn Duvall,
36, Willshire, both entered not
guilty pleas to the indictments.
Myers and Duvall were
released on a $5,000 unsecured
personal surety bond with a
pretrial hearing scheduled for 8
a.m. Sept. 28.
Two of three individuals
indicted for the July arson of a
crane used at a site of the con-
struction of a windmill entered
not guilty pleas to indictments
charging them each with one
count of breaking and entering,
a fifth degree felony; and each
with two counts of vandalism,
fourth-degree felonies.
Dustin Gamble, 20,
Haviland, and Kyle Beech, 21,
Van Wert, both entered not
guilty pleas to the charges in the
indictments and were released
on a $5,000 unsecured personal
surety bond with a pretrial hear-
ing scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept.
28.
A third person indicted has
not yet been taken into custody.
Assistant Van Wert County
Prosecuting Attorney Martin
D. Burchfield told the court
that the damage to the property
destroyed was near $500,000.
A Van Wert County
Sheriff’s Department investi-
gation alleges that three indi-
viduals were responsible for the
damages to the crane and other
expensive lighting equipment at
the windmill construction site.
Kristopher T. Markley, 28,
Van Wert, entered a not guilty
plea to an indictment charging
him with illegal cultivation of
marijuana, a felony of the sec-
ond degree.
Markley was arrested
after a Van Wert City Police
Department investigation led to
the seizure of marijuana grow-
ing along with equipment used
in the cultivation of marijuana
from the South Avenue resi-
dence where Markley was liv-
ing.
Markley was released on a
$5,000 unsecured personal sure-
ty bond.
A pretrial hearing is sched-
uled for 8 a.m. Sept. 28.
Garrett Dienstberger, 26,
Delphos, entered a not guilty
plea to a charge of burglary, a
felony of the second degree.
According to a Delphos
Police Department investiga-
tion, Dienstberger allegedly
entered a home on West Fifth
Street at which time a cross-bow
was taken.
Dienstberger was ordered
held on a $150,000 bond with a
10-percent privilege.
A pretrial hearing is sched-
uled for 8 a.m. Sept. 21.
John Snavely, 45, Van
Wert, entered a not guilty plea to
charge of complicity to commit
theft from elderly, a felony of the
fifth degree, released on $5,000
unsecured personal surety bond.
A pretrial hearing is scheduled
for 8 a.m. Sept. 28.
Nicholas K. Wheeler, 26,
Van Wert, charge of Burglary, a
felony of the second degree, not
guilty plea was entered.
Assistant County Prosecuting
Attorney Kevin Taylor asked for
a high cash bond given that the
alleged crime was the burglary
of a home and that Wheeler had
a previous record.
Bond was set at $150,000
cash with a pretrial hearing
scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 21.
Gregory Mitchener, 39,
Van Wert, entered a not guilty
plea to a charge of Burglary a
fourth degree felony.
Mitchener was released on a
$5,000 unsecured personal sure-
ty bond and will be on electronic
monitored house arrest.
A pretrial hearing is sched-
uled for 8 a.m. Sept. 21.
Michael A. Wooten, 28,
Ohio City, entered a not guilty
plea to an indictment charg-
ing him with Theft From an
Elderly Person a felony of the
fifth degree.
Wooten was released on a
$5,000 unsecured personal sure-
ty bond.
A pretrial hearing is sched-
uled for 8 a.m. Sept. 28.
Ronald T. Haiber, 50, Lima,
entered a not guilty plea to an
indictment charging him with
Violating a Protection Order a
felony of the fifth degree.
Haiber was ordered held on
a $25,000 cash bond with a ten
percent privilege.
A pretrial hearing is sched-
uled for 8 a.m. Sept. 28.
Michelle Densel, 32, Van
Wert, entered a not guilty plea to
an indictment charging her with
Theft From an Elderly Person a
felony of the fourth degree.
Densel was released on a
$5,000 unsecured personal sure-
ty bond.
A pretrial hearing is sched-
uled for 8 a.m. Sept. 28.
De’Laquan D. McCleskey,
21, Dayton, entered a not guilty
plea to an indictment charg-
ing him with one count of
Trafficking In Heroin a felony
of the fourth degree, one count
of Possession of Heroin a felony
of the fifth degree and one count
of Possession of Cocaine a felo-
ny of the fifth degree.
De’Laquan was ordered held
on a $50,000 cash bond with a
ten percent privilege.
A pretrial hearing is sched-
uled for 8 a.m. Sept. 21.
Ryan Homier, 31, Van
Wert, entered a not guilty plea to
a charge of aggravated burglary,
a felony of the first degree.
According to a Van Wert
City Police Department Homier
allegedly entered into a North
Chestnut Street home where
a person at the residence was
injured.
The assistant Van Wert
County prosecuting attorney
asked for a high-cash bond given
the seriousness of the crime.
Bond was set at $250,000
cash with a pretrial hearing
scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 21.
Erik Lehmkuhle, 30, Van
Wert, entered a not guilty plea
to an indictment charging
him with telecommunications
harassment, a felony of the fifth
degree.
The assistant Van Wert
County prosecuting attorney
asked for a cash bond since there
were threats of violence made.
Lehmkuhle was ordered held
on a $25,000 cash bond with a
ten percent privilege.
A pretrial hearing is sched-
uled for 8 a.m. Sept. 21.
Robert J. Olszewski, 43,
Van Wert, entered a not guilty
plea to an indictment charg-
ing him with having a weapon
while under disability, a felony
of the third degree; endangering
children, a felony of the third
degree; and the illegal cultiva-
tion of marijuana, a felony of the
fourth degree.
Olszewski was ordered held
on a $200,000 cash bond with a
10-percent privilege.
A pretrial hearing is sched-
uled for 8 a.m. Sept, 21.
Nathan Askins
Joanne E. Hoffman
Thomas W. Jones
Delphos weather
Contracts
Corn $7.15
Wheat $6.65
Soybeans $13.61
Nathan Askins died at
11:40 a.m. Wednesday and
arrangements are incomplete
at Harter and Schier Funeral
Home.
May 11, 1942-Sept. 14, 2011
Joanne E. Hoffman, 69,
died at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday
at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
She was born May 11,
1942, in Allen County to
George and Dora (Kitchen)
Hoffman, who preceded her
in death.
Survivors include a sister,
Caroline Pavel.
She was preceded in
death by son Anthony
Wayne Shabbing; sisters
Marcella Pavel, Diane Budd,
Velma Fifer and Josephine
Shindeledecker; brother
George Hoffman; and niece
Debra Pavel.
Miss Hoffman was a mem-
ber of the American Legion
Auxiliary, Al-Van, CB
Club and Fraternal Order of
Eagles.
Mass of Christian Burial
will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday
at St. John the Evangelist
Catholic Church, the Rev.
Melvin Verhoff officiating.
Burial will be in St. Johns
cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-8
p.m. Friday at Harter and
Schier Funeral Home, where
a wake service will be held at
7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions
may be made to the family for
funeral expenses.
HESSELING, Robert
D., 41, of Elida, funeral ser-
vices will begin at 11 a.m.
Friday at Harter and Schier
Funeral Home, with Pastor
Jay Lobach officiating. Burial
will be in Walnut Grove
Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2-8 p.m. today and one
hour prior to services Friday
at the funeral home. Memorial
contributions may be made to
the family.
BELINC, William F., 67,
funeral services will be at 5 p.m.
on Saturday at Harter and Schier
Funeral Home, Pastor Wayne
Prater officiating, with mili-
tary grave rites by the Delphos
Veterans Council. Friends may
call from noon to 5 p.m. on
Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at a later
date. Preferred memorials go to
American Lung Association.
Thomas W.
Jones, 89, for-
merly of Ft.
Wayne, passed
away Monday at
his home in Arcadia, Wis.
Born in Elida, Tom was
a Marine Veteran, serving in
World War II and the Korean
War. He worked at Azars
Restaurant for 25 years and
was the parts manager with
Brave Harvestore Inc for 21
years. He was a member for
64 years with the American
Legion Post 98 in Columbia
City, Ind.
Survivors include a daugh-
ter, Jennifer Ann (Mark) Brave
of Arcadia; sisters Libby (Paul)
Andrews of Ossian, Ind., and
Joyce (Daryl) Brant of Van
Wert; grandchildren Penny
(Monte) Burstad and Nicholas
(Melanie) Brave; and great-
grandchildren, Connor and
Olivia Burstad.
He was preceded in death
by his wife of 54 years,
Norma; parents, Thomas and
Gladys Jones; sisters, Helen
Brenneman; and brother,
Robert Jones.
Funeral services begin
at 2 p.m. Saturday at D.O.
McComb and Sons Pine
Valley Park Funeral Home,
1320 East Dupont Road, Fort
Wayne, with visitation start-
ing at noon.
Burial will be in Eel River
Cemetery, Fort Wayne.
To sign the online guest
book, go to www.mccom-
bandsons.com.
High temperature
Wednesday in Delphos was 69
degrees, low was 52. Rainfall
was recorded at .19 inch. High
a year ago today was 81, low
was 51. Record high for today
is 99, set in 1939. Record low
is 43, set in 1953.
(Continued from page 1)
restrictions” have been
placed on the union and com-
pany as a result of the bailout.
GM nearly ran out of cash and
needed $49.5 billion from the
government to survive, but
it’s been making billions in
the last two years because its
debt and costs were lowered in
bankruptcy and its new prod-
ucts have been selling well.
To get the government
funding for GM, the union
had to agree not to strike over
wages at GM and Chrysler.
Also, unresolved issues can
be taken to binding arbitra-
tion, and the union’s new con-
tracts must keep the compa-
nies’ labor costs competitive
with Asian automakers such
as Toyota Motor Corp. and
Honda Motor Co.
“As you know, several dif-
ficult conditions were agreed
to in order to obtain financ-
ing during the bankruptcy,”
Ashton wrote in the note to
local union officials. “We are
confident that we can reach
an agreement that will meet
many of the goals we set at the
beginning of negotiations.”
The union has been seeking
bigger profit-sharing checks
instead of pay raises, higher
pay for entry level workers
who make $14 to $16 per
hour, signing bonuses and
guarantees of new jobs as auto
sales recover. Ford and GM
want to cut their labor costs to
get them closer to Honda and
Toyota, while Chrysler wants
to hold its costs steady.
The contract agreements
are only temporary until they
are ratified by workers.
WEATHER FORECAST
Tri-county
Associated Press
TONIGHT: Mostly
clear. Lows in the upper 30s.
Northeast winds around 10
mph.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny.
Highs in the lower 60s. Northeast
winds around 10 mph.
FRIDAY NIGHT,
SATURDAY: Clear. Lows in
the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s.
SATURDAY NIGHT:
Mostly clear. Lows in the
upper 40s.
SUNDAY, MONDAY:
Partly cloudy. Highs in the
mid 70s. Lows In the mid
50s.
MONDAY NIGHT,
TUESDAY: Partly cloudy
with a 30 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 50s. Highs
in the upper 70s.
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US ‘hopeful’ Iran sets
course to free 2 Americans
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) —
The proposed bail-for-freedom
deal for two Americans jailed
as spies looked increasingly
Wednesday like a repeat of last
year’s release of their compan-
ion: Quarrels between Iran’s
judiciary and president, and
then a private jet dispatched by
the sultan of Oman for the cap-
tives’ first leg home.
But even as Washington
expressed hope that Shane
Bauer and Josh Fattal could
be nearing the end of more
than two years in custody, the
details of when — or even if
— they will be freed remained
clouded amid the complexities
of internal Iranian politics and
third-party diplomacy between
Washington and Tehran, two
longtime foes.
The first twist came from
Iran’s powerful judiciary, which
said it was still reviewing the
bail provisions — and hand-
ing a potentially embarrassing
rebuke to President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad after his predic-
tion that the Americans could
be released in a matter of days.
Just hours after the judicia-
ry’s declaration, however, the
Gulf state of Oman dispatched
a private plane to Tehran,
according to an official of
Oman’s Foreign Ministry.
The Omani official gave no
further details on any possible
timetable for the release of the
Americans, who were detained
along the Iran-Iraq border in
July 2009 along with friend
Sarah Shourd. The Omani offi-
cial spoke on condition of ano-
nymity because of the sensitivi-
ties of the negotiations.
But the Omani intervention
suggested movement on the
complicated dealings over the
total $1 million bail.
It all was a near mirror image
of the prelude to Shourd’s
release last year. First, Iran’s
courts bigfooted Ahmadinejad
after his announcement of a
$500,000 bail deal and then
set the ground rules for her to
eventually fly out on an Omani
royal jet just as Ahmadinejad
was heading for New York.
Oman has close ties
with both Tehran and the
Washington and plays a stra-
tegic role in the region by shar-
ing control with Iran of the
Strait of Hormuz at the mouth
of the Gulf, which is the route
for 40 percent of the world’s
oil tanker traffic.
The Americans’ defense
attorney, Masoud Shafiei, told
The Associated Press he is mov-
ing ahead with the bail arrange-
ments with Swiss Embassy
officials, who represent U.S.
interests in Iran because there
are no diplomatic relations
between the two countries.
There were no details given on
the source of the money.
On Tuesday, Shafiei said
the court handling the case had
set bail of $500,000 each for
the Americans.
“I have informed both the
hikers’ families and the Swiss
Embassy, which represents the
U.S. interests, and as soon as
the bail is prepared, we will
deposit and, God willing, they
will be released,” he said.
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& Poor’s downgraded long-
term U.S. debt for the first
time in history. Stocks tum-
bled — the Dow lost nearly
16 percent of its value from
July 21 through Aug. 10.
Businesses added only
17,000 jobs in August,
which was a sharp drop from
156,000 in July. Government
cut 17,000 jobs. Combined,
total net payrolls did not
change.
Unemployment benefit
applications are considered a
measure of the pace of lay-
offs.
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ple receiving benefits dipped
12,000 to 3.73 million, the
third straight decline. But that
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emergency programs put in
place during the recession.
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people received benefits for
the week ending Aug. 27, the
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Dear EarthTalk: Are as
many cats and dogs being
euthanized these days as back
in the 1970s and 1980s when
indiscriminate breeding led
to explosions in pet popula-
tions?
— Mary H., Knox, TN
The Humane Society of the
United States (HSUS), the lead-
ing non-profit devoted to animal
welfare, reports that in the 1970s
American shelters euthanized
between 12 and 20 million cats
and dogs every year at a time
when there were 67 million
pets in U.S. homes. According
to statistics gleaned from the
Asilomar Accords, which tracks
animal shelter care and euthana-
sia numbers, U.S. shelters today
euthanize three to four million
animals, while there are more
than 135 million cats and dogs
in American homes.
“This enormous decline in
euthanasia numbers—from
around 25 percent of American
dogs and cats euthanized every
year to about three percent—
represents substantial progress,”
reports HSUS. “We will make
still greater progress by working
together to strike at the roots of
animal overpopulation.”
These numbers are only esti-
mates as there is no centralized
reporting protocol for shelters.
However, the Asilomar Accords
method is gaining momentum
as a standard for more accu-
rately tracking animal shelter
care and euthanasia numbers; it
posts annual statistics for some
150 different U.S. shelters on
its website.
And what exactly are the
roots of the problem? Foremost
is irresponsible breeding—pet
owners failing to get their ani-
mals spayed or neutered, leading
to unwanted offspring. Some 35
percent of U.S. pet owners do
not spay or neuter their pets,
despite increasing public aware-
ness about the pet overpopula-
tion issue.
Another factor is low adop-
tion rates: Only 20 percent of
the 17 million Americans that
get a new pet each year opt for
a shelter pet; the vast major-
ity buys from pet stores, breed-
ers, or through other private
arrangements. And six to eight
million pets are given up to
shelters or rescue groups every
year for one reason or another,
leaving these organizations with
many more animals than they
can place in homes.
Beyond these factors,
HSUS also cites our society’s
“disposal pet” ethos, whereby
owners are quick to relinquish
their pets for any number of
reasons. The majority of shel-
ter pets are not overflowing
litters of puppies and kittens,
but companion animals turned
in by their owners. “To solve
this problem, we would need
to effect a cultural change in
which every individual fully
considers all of the responsi-
bilities and consequences of
pet ownership before adopting,
and then makes a lifetime com-
mitment to their pet.”
The National Council on Pet
Population Study and Policy is a
coalition of eleven of America’s
foremost animal welfare organi-
zations concerned with the issue
of unwanted pets in the United
States. The Council and its part-
ner groups, including HSUS,
work to promote responsible
pet ownership and reduce pet
overpopulation through public
education, legislation and sup-
port for sterilization programs.
As to what individuals can
do, HSUS recommends spaying
or neutering their dogs and cats,
adopting from shelters or rescue
groups, and considering all the
ramifications of pet ownership
before deciding to take on a cat
or dog in the first place.
Dear EarthTalk:
Pharmaceuticals were in the
news again recently, how they
are polluting water and rais-
ing a host of health issues
because we dispose of them
both unused and used through
body waste elimination. What
can be done?
— Lucy Abbot, Macon,
GA
Pharmaceutical drug contam-
ination in our groundwater, riv-
ers, lakes, estuaries and bays is a
growing problem. Millions of us
are flushing unused medications
down the toilet and discharg-
ing them in our body waste—
even though sewage treatment
plants and septic systems were
never designed to deal with
such contaminants. Additional
discharges by healthcare facili-
ties exacerbate the problem.
As a result, researchers have
identified traces of pharmaceu-
tical drugs in the drinking water
supplies of some 40 million
Americans.
A nationwide study con-
ducted by the U.S. Geological
Survey in 1999 and 2000 found
low levels of pharmaceuticals—
including antibiotics, hormones,
contraceptives and steroids—in
80 percent of the rivers and
streams sampled. According
to Citizens Campaign for the
Environment (CCE), the effects
of constant, low-level exposure
of pharmaceuticals on ecosys-
tems and humans are uncer-
tain, though “possible health
concerns include hormone dis-
ruption, antibiotic resistance
and synergistic effects.” And
antidepressants, says CCE, can
“alter the behavior and repro-
ductive functions of fish and
mollusks.”
CCE cites a recent Stony
Brook University study show-
ing that some fish species in
New York’s Jamaica Bay are
experiencing “feminization”—
the ratio of female to male win-
ter flounder was 10 to one in the
studied area—likely a result of
flushed pharmaceuticals that can
act as “hormone mimics” and
cause such effects. New York’s
Department of Environmental
Conservation concurs, citing a
number of other studies under-
scoring the impacts on aquat-
ic life. What irks CCE about
the problem is that almost all
known sources of drugs in the
environment first pass through
wastewater treatment plants
where they could be filtered
out, but these facilities are not
required to be equipped with
pharmaceutical filter devices.
In light of the prob-
lem, the U.S. Food & Drug
Administration (FDA) in 2007
established its first set of guide-
lines for how consumers should
dispose of prescription drugs.
First and foremost, consumers
should follow any specific dis-
posal instructions on a drug’s
label or the patient information
that accompanies the medica-
tion—and shouldn’t flush the
drugs down the toilet. If there
are no disposal instructions,
the FDA recommends finding
out from your municipality if
any take-back programs are
in place. Also, the U.S. Drug
Enforcement Administration
sponsors National Prescription
Drug Take Back Days across
the country at various sites a
few times a year.
“If no instructions are given
on the drug label and no take-
back program is available in
your area, throw the drugs in the
household trash, but first take
them out of their original contain-
ers and mix them with an undesir-
able substance, such as used cof-
fee grounds or kitty litter,” says
the FDA. This will make them
less appealing to children, pets
or people who may intentionally
go through your trash, says the
agency, which adds that a final
step is to put the medication into
a sealed bag or other container to
prevent leaks.
Comstock photo
Researchers have iden-
tified traces of pharma-
ceutical drugs — includ-
ing antibiotics, hormones,
contraceptives and steroids
— in the drinking water
supplies of some 40 million
Americans.
Stockbyte photo
Major progress has been made in reducing the over-
population of cats and dogs that had resulted in some 12
to 20 million being euthanized each year in the 1970s.
Today, despite there being more than twice the number of
companion animals in U.S. homes, the number euthanized
yearly is down to three to four million. There is still clearly
more work to be done.
Ohio legislative
panel OKs new
congressional map
By ANDY BROWNFIELD
The Associated Press
COLUMBUS — As vari-
ous groups called for more
time for the public to review a
map that would redraw Ohio’s
congressional districts, a state
House committee approved
the proposal Wednesday,
sending it to the full House
for a vote.
The proposal was passed
along party lines, with unani-
mous opposition by Democrats
who said more time was need-
ed for a public to weigh in
on it.
The map’s sponsor, Rep.
Matt Huffman, said a House
vote would likely occur today.
It also would need to be passed
by the Senate.
Sen. Keith Faber, who
chairs the Senate Redistricting
Committee, told The
Associated Press that he’s
seen the map, but it’s too early
to say whether the Senate
will swiftly pass it. Faber has
shown early support for the
map, which has been decried
as unfair by Democrats and
voters advocacy groups.
“I think the maps that are
out are constitutional. They
incorporate a lot of comments
that we’ve received around
the state, and meet the Voting
Rights Act,” Faber said.
State legislators were hand-
ed the task of creating new
boundaries when slow popula-
tion growth in Ohio lost it two
U.S. House districts.
The State Government
and Elections Committee also
approved a measure to move
Ohio’s primary election from
March to May. Democrats on
Tuesday backed out of a deal
to support the bill, protesting
what they say is a rushed time-
line for remapping the state’s
U.S. House districts.
Moving back the prima-
ry would give lawmakers
extra months to work on a
map, but all Democrats want
are a few weeks for public
review, House Minority
Leader Armond Budish said
in a Wednesday news confer-
ence. The current plan for the
House to vote today wouldn’t
give adequate time for such a
review, Budish said.
Ohio’s Democratic Party
is considering launching an
effort to repeal the map. Party
chairman Chris Redfern said
Wednesday he planned to hold
a call with Democrats to dis-
cuss their options. He said
he’s also gauging support for
a referendum among progres-
sive organizations and other
groups.
Huffman called the idea of
launching a ballot initiative
“irresponsible.”
“The (referendum) process
was not meant to be a political
game,” he said.
Opponents said the map
creates 12 districts favoring
GOP candidates, leaving just
four where Democrats would
likely prevail in next year’s
elections. Redfern called the
map “dizzyingly gerryman-
dered.”
During a series of public
hearings, members of the pub-
lic and voter advocacy groups
asked for cities, townships and
counties to be kept together so
that people of similar back-
grounds, ethnicities and social
classes would be represented
by the same person.
Budish said that the
Republican map split Ohio’s
88 counties in 68 places, and
fragmented 138 cities and
townships.
“On average, each district
splits 9 different communi-
ties,” Budish said. “This is a
gerrymander that is far more
egregious that what we’ve
seen in the past.”
Budish said that one district,
the new 15th Congressional
District, contains both
Arlington Heights and Athens,
the state’s richest and poorest
school districts, respectively.
He questioned why two areas
so different in socioeconomic
status should have the same
representative in Congress.
A coalition of voter advo-
cacy groups earlier held a
competition for members of
the public to submit their own
congressional maps. Ohio
Campaign for Accountable
Redistricting manager Jim
Slagle said the GOP-drawn
map scored lower on com-
petitiveness and fairness than
all 54 maps submitted to the
contest.
“What was done here was
the use of traditional gerry-
mandering principles,” Slagle
told the committee.
According to the cam-
paign’s analysis, only two of
the 16 districts are generally
competitive, with the other
14 being relatively safe for
incumbents. Of those, 10 dis-
tricts contained voters who
heavily favored Republicans
in previous elections, while
two leaned Republican. The
remaining four heavily favored
Democrats.
“We weren’t naïve here,
we expected there would be
politics here, but this is worse
than what I expected,” Slagle
said.
Ohio House Elections
Committee Chairman Matt
Huffman defended the pro-
posed boundaries, saying they
follow the law.
The U.S. Supreme Court
had held that congressional
districts should be as equal
in population as possible,
and federal law requires that
minorities not be discriminat-
ed against in redistricting, and
the proposed Ohio map does
all of that, Huffman said.
Justin Levitt, redistricting
expert and law professor at
Loyola Law School in Los
Angeles, told The Associated
Press in an email that states
are generally free to do as they
like with little restriction in
redistricting.
“Ohio’s process looks an
awful lot like the process in
the rest of the country - state
legislative control, and only
the bare minimum of substan-
tive constraints,” he wrote.
“When any party controls the
process unilaterally ... they
have generally been very
happy to drive the process to
benefit their own party and do
as much damage as possible to
the opposition.”
DAYTON (AP) — Wright
State University professors
are calling foul on the new
football field being built say-
ing the money could be better
spent.
The Dayton Daily News
reports the cost could total
$450,000 by the time the work
is finished this fall.
The chief negotiator for
Wright State’s professors
union says the project shows
the university’s priorities are
misplaced. Economics profes-
sor Rudy Fichtenbaum says
that times are tough and that
administrators say they don’t
have enough money for fac-
ulty raises.
Wright State senior vice
president Matthew Filipic
defends the new field as an
example of the university’s
concern for students’ physical
and psychological well-being.
The school says the field can
be used for club sports such as
soccer and ultimate Frisbee,
besides football.
New college
football field
irks professors
COLUMBUS (AP) — Lake
Erie’s “natural shoreline” is a
boundary that separates pri-
vate property from public
recreation, the Ohio Supreme
Court ruled Wednesday in a
case in which thousands of
lakefront property owners
challenged public access rules
set by the state.
In a 7-0 decision, the court
reversed an appellate ruling
that said property owners’
rights extend to the point the
shore and water meet on any
given day, and rejected argu-
ments by the state that pub-
lic access should extend to a
high water mark established
in 1985.
Justices wrote that the
natural shoreline is “the line
at which the water usually
stands when free from disturb-
ing causes,” saying the defini-
tion reaffirms decisions dating
to 1878 and state law enacted
in 1917.
The decision has been “a
long time coming” for prop-
erty owners who have been
required to lease their land
from the state to use it for
projects such as erosion pre-
vention or building a gazebo,
said attorney Jim Lang.
Lang said the distance
between the high water mark
requested by the state and the
shoreline could be 2 feet for
some property owners or 50
feet for others. Owners now
go back to county court for
determination of any damages
they might be owed due to the
state having asserted owner-
ship to the high water mark,
he said.
The state Department of
Natural Resources, with sup-
port from the National Wildlife
Federation and the Ohio
Environmental Council, had
argued that the public should
have access to the portion of
beachfront property that’s
“sometimes wet, sometimes
dry.” Property owners coun-
tered that trespassers wreaked
havoc on their private beach-
es, with some leaving behind
broken beer bottles, setting
bonfires, driving trucks and
shooting firearms.
Natural shore
is Lake Erie
property line
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One Year Ago
• Ohio Benefit Bank Representative Gayle Loyala presented
Interfaith Thrift Shop Social Services Coordinator Becky
Strayer with a $2,500 grant from the Health Path Foundation of
Ohio. The donation was presented during a luncheon Tuesday
offered to promote the Ohio Benefit Bank in Delphos.
25 Years Ago — 1986
• St. John’s homecoming court includes Queen Jennifer
Knebel, Becky Schwinnen, Brenda Stepleton, Sheila Gossard,
Laura Shaw and Brenda Kaverman. Knebel will be crowned
prior to the St. John’s-New Bremen football game Sept. 19 at
Stadium Park.
• Darrell Bowers of Delphos captured the first-place trophy
in Class A of the Delphos Canal Days Horseshoe Tournament
by winning all his games. Vic Hitchcock of Middle Point came
in second. Jim McBeth of Elida won first place in Class B.
Dick Honigford of Landeck took the second-place trophy.
• Winners in the pet parade were: best behaved – Charlie
Webb, first and Paul Hohlbein, second; rarest color – Shawna
Pelasky, first and Casey Feathers, second; best groomed – Erin
Gorman, first, Kyle Wannemacher, second. Most unusual cat-
egory – first-place winners were Nathan Stack, Jenny Kemper,
Carey Kramer, Chris Schnipke and Jodi John.
50 Years Ago — 1961
• Tom Heckman and Allen Brinkman of Glandorf combined
their pitching skill to throw a no-hitter at Ottoville Monday.
Glandorf won 5-1, off of four hits. Ottoville scored its lone
run in the sixth on a hit batsman, a walk, and a wild pick – off
throw. Ralph “Barney” Pohl started for the Big Green, pitching
five innings before giving way to Dave Von Kaenel.
• Mrs. Tom Stallkamp was hostess to the members of the
Beginning at Eight Club Wednesday in her home on South
Jefferson Street. Cards formed the evening’s entertainment and
at the conclusion of the games first prize was awarded to Mrs.
Robert Bonifas, second to Mrs. Elvin Patton and low to Mrs.
Irvin Hanf. Mrs. Norbert Grewe received the traveling award.
• Delphos Rotarians were given an excellent briefing on the
work of the Rotary Foundation at the weekly meeting of the
Delphos Rotary Club at NuMaude’s Restaurant Wednesday
when Arthur Brooks, Van Wert Rotarian, was the guest speak-
er. Dr. Earl Morris was in charge of the program for the day
and introduced the speaker. Club singing was led by Robert
Porter.
75 Years Ago — 1936
• Rev. Father George May, pastor of St. Joseph’s Catholic
Church at Fort Jennings, is on a fishing trip at the Snows in
northern Michigan. Wm. Fisher, also of Fort Jennings, accom-
panied him. During the absence of Father May, Rev. Francis
G. Chapman, of Lima, a Redemptorist, is in charge of parish
duties.
• A musical program is to feature the weekly meeting of
the Delphos Kiwanis Club to be held at the Beckman Hotel
Tuesday evening. Otto J. Birkmeier is in charge of the program
for the meeting.
• Sixty-five girls attended the annual installation service of
Girl Reserve Club at Jefferson High School, held Monday eve-
ning in the school auditorium. Pauline Hartlieb was installed
as president of the organization by Margaret Gudakunst, vice
president, who acted in Dorothy Griffith’s place as former
president.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
DEAR EDITOR,
I spent this last Saturday morning at the Veteran’s Memorial,
along with three other Vietnam veterans, mowing, edging,
cleaning and sweeping to prepare for planned activities to
remember current members of the Military and the First
Responders of 9/11.The first program was held Saturday eve-
ning to honor and remember our current active duty service
members, and those veterans who have passed away in the
last year. We especially remembered those who never made it
home. The POW/MIA’s (Prisoners of War/Missing in Action)
were the main focus of our memorial service.
The second function held on Sunday, September 11, 2011,
was held to honor our “First Responders” and remember those
many individuals that lost their lives in the horrific attack on
the World Trade Center that claimed many civilian and Public
Service Personnel’s lives.
With the agenda at hand, to ready the memorial for these
two worthy and honorable functions, I was disheartened with
what was to be cleaned up at the memorial. I realize we have
had some high wind and bad weather prior to this weekend,
and I do expect the need for the area to be policed from time
to time, as we have been doing since the memorial was dedi-
cated, but one thing that stuck in my mind were the number of
cigarette butts found not only around the outside sidewalks of
the memorial, but within the confines as well. I don’t believe
these just blew in.
I don’t want anyone to get the wrong idea; I am not the
type of person to complain about someone smoking, because
I believe a person has a right to choose. I would just appreci-
ate it if individuals would respect their surroundings and help
pitch in to keep this area clean. Not for me, nor for my fellow
veterans but for those veterans this memorial represents. As I
helped clean the memorial grounds, I couldn’t help noticing a
number of dedicated individuals walking the canal banks pull-
ing weeds and picking up trash that had blown or been dumped
in. Some of these same people, over many years, have faith-
fully given their time to walk the banks cleaning up trash, put
there by others, to better the canal and our down town area. If
we as citizens would take a little effort to dispose of our waste
properly, those individuals and individuals all over town would
have more productive time to spend improving on the quality
of life in this community, making it a clean and inviting place
to be, instead of cleaning up after those who don’t care. Let’s
all work together to keep Delphos looking good.
John Grothouse
By DAVID ESPO
AP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON —
Savoring the unlikeliest of
victories, Republicans called
their triumph in a New York
City congressional race a
repudiation of President
Barack Obama’s policies on
the economy and Israel on
Wednesday as public and pri-
vate polls showed his approv-
al ratings plummeting in a
district he carried handily in
2008.
“We’re not going to
sugarcoat it, it was a tough
loss,” conceded the House
Democratic Campaign
Committee. Yet party offi-
cials and the White House
insisted the race was not a
referendum on the president
as he seeks re-election with
the economy stagnant and
unemployment stuck at 9.1
percent.
In New York, Rep.-elect
Bob Turner, outpolled state
Assemblyman David Weprin
in a light-turnout elec-
tion. He will replace former
Democratic Rep. Anthony
Weiner, who resigned in dis-
grace earlier this year in a sex-
ting scandal. Represented by
Democrats since the 1920s,
the district includes portions
of Brooklyn and Queens,
is home to three times as
many registered Democrats
as Republicans and is nearly
40 percent Jewish.
Those district demograph-
ics customarily spell victory
for a Democrat, but in a smat-
tering of interviews on the
day after the election, former
Obama supporters gave voice
to their changed feelings.
“Unfortunately the
Democrats have let us down
lately,” said Anne Lenihan,
65, of Queens, who said she
supported the president in
2008. “I’m disappointed in
the Democrats and we need
change.”
Mark Russell, 37, a
Democrat, said he didn’t
vote because he could not
get excited about supporting
Weprin, despite numerous
calls from the Democratic
get-out-the-vote operation.
“In 2008 I voted for
Obama, and I made a big
mistake then,” said Kelly
Redmond, 47, who cited the
economy and the president’s
policy toward Israel as rea-
sons for supporting Turner.
Concerns that surfaced in
the race included an adminis-
tration policy in the Mideast
that some Jews find not suf-
ficiently supportive of Israel.
Obama’s urging of Israel to
halt housing settlements in
the West Bank has been a
point of controversy in the
district. Also, Weprin drew
criticism for his vote in the
New York Assembly in favor
of a measure legalizing gay
marriage, legislation gener-
ally unpopular with Orthodox
Jews.
Among political leaders in
both parties, reaction to the
results fell along lines that are
well-established for a special
election in which a House seat
changes hands from one party
to the other. The winning
side almost always claims a
broad national significance,
while the losers point instead
to local concerns. In fact,
that happened most recent-
ly elsewhere in New York,
when Democratic Rep. Kathy
Hochul won a seat in May
that had been in Republican
hands for years.
Speaker John Boehner
issued a statement saying
“New Yorkers have deliv-
ered a strong warning to the
Democrats who control the
levers of power in our fed-
eral government. It’s time
to scrap the failed ‘stimulus’
agenda and the misguided
policies on Israel and focus
on getting America back to
creating jobs again.”
“An unpopular President
Obama is now a liability for
Democrats nationwide in a
2012 election that is a refer-
endum on his economic poli-
cies,’ contended Texas Rep.
Pete Sessions, head of the
National Republican National
Congressional Committee .
Democrats dissented.
“We do not view it that
way,” said White House
press secretary Jay Carney,
who told a reporter he risked
looking foolish if he tried to
predict the outcome of the
2012 elections based on the
New York race.
A referendum on Obama?
GOP celebrates its NY win
By JOAN LOWY
Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A
single Republican senator’s
objections plus a procedural
snarl could force another par-
tial shutdown of the Federal
Aviation Administration at
the end of this week, poten-
tially putting thousands
of workers out of jobs and
depriving the government of
$30 million a day in uncol-
lected airline ticket taxes.
Senate rules don’t allow
lawmakers to shift from the
bill they’re currently work-
ing on, a disaster aid bill, to
a stop-gap funding measure
for the FAA and highway
programs without the con-
sent of all lawmakers, Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid
said Wednesday.
Sen. Tom Coburn,
R-Okla., is refusing to give
his consent. Coburn wants to
change the highway portion
of the stopgap transportation
bill that the House passed
on Tuesday by eliminating a
requirement that states spend
a portion of their highway
program dollars on “trans-
portation enhancements” like
bike and walking paths and
projects aimed at drawing
tourists.
Without directly nam-
ing Coburn, Reid effective
accused the GOP senator of
acting like a “dictator” by
insisting the rest of the Senate
accept his amendment.
“It’s a pretty good way to
legislate around here, be a
dictator and say either take
this or leave it,” Reid said.
“I’m convinced his issue
would lose overwhelmingly.
But he’s holding this legisla-
tion up, and we are in a posi-
tion now legislatively that I
can’t get ... to this bill prior
to Friday, when the FAA
expires.”
Republicans say the Senate
could have passed the trans-
portation bill in time if Reid
hadn’t brought up the disaster
aid bill first. Because Coburn
and several other GOP sena-
tors also opposed bringing
up that measure, Reid on
Tuesday set in motion par-
liamentary procedures that
would allow the Senate to
pass the disaster aid bill by
Saturday.
Democrats have been
negotiating with Coburn, with
Senate Minority leader Mitch
McConnell, R-Ky., acting as
a go-between. But Coburn
said in speech on the Senate
floor late Wednesday that he
won’t back down with regard
to transportation spending.
He said he wouldn’t object
if Reid split off the FAA
portion of the bill and passed
that separately before Friday.
Since that would change the
bill, the House would have
to pass the bill as well before
the deadline.
But Adam Jentleson, a
spokesman for Reid, noted
the transportation and disas-
ters bill “sailed through the
Republican-led House.”
“We should not have to
put thousands of American
jobs at risk because one
Republican senator is not get-
ting his way,” he said.
Pointing to the nation’s
146,000 bridges that are struc-
turally deficient, Coburn said
it’s wrong to require states to
spend money on projects that
don’t enhance safety when
they could spend the money
on repairing or replacing
bridges. He released a list
of 40 enhancement projects
that he described as low pri-
orities, including $111,804
for a sanctuary for white
(albino) squirrels in Kenton,
Tenn. Gibson County, where
Kenton is located, calls itself
“The Home of the White
Squirrel” because families of
white squirrels live through-
out the town.
Among other projects on
his list were $150,000 to build
a critter crossing in Monkton,
Vt., for migrating salaman-
ders and other amphibians
whose numbers are dwindling
in part due to roadway traffic,
$250,000 build a twin drag-
ons arch over the entrance
to Los Angeles’ Chinatown
neighborhood, and $500,000
to restore windows, doors,
bricks and shutters in a
Toledo, Ohio, lighthouse.
Coburn said enhance-
ment funds amount to 10
percent of the federal sur-
face transportation pro-
gram, but a Transportation
Department official said it
actually accounts for about
2 percent of all highway aid.
The official spoke on condi-
tion of anonymity because
the department’s stance con-
tradicted the senator.
Senate snarl could shutdown FAA again
By PHILIP ELLIOTT
Associated Press
LYNCHBURG, Va. —
Texas Gov. Rick Perry avoid-
ed contentious social issues
in a speech Wednesday at
the nation’s largest evangeli-
cal university, offering the
youth a testimonial about his
own path to fundamentalist
Christian faith and praising
the men and women of the
military.
The Republican presi-
dential contender urged stu-
dents at Liberty University to
remember the legacies of ser-
vice members killed in Iraq
and Afghanistan. Without
explicitly invoking his own
presidential bid, he cast life’s
choices as tributes to the mili-
tary’s sacrifice in the years
since the Sept. 11, 2001, ter-
rorist attacks.
“A great many of those
who perished were approxi-
mately your age. Young men
and women whose entire
future was in front of them.
They sacrificed their dreams
to preserve yours,” a som-
ber Perry said on the campus
founded by the Rev. Jerry
Falwell.
“Because of what they
gave, I simply ask you to
make the most of the freedom
that they sacrificed.”
In a brief detour into poli-
tics, he urged the students
to speak up for the kind of
country and future they want.
“Don’t leave it to a bunch of
Washington politicians to tell
you how to live your life,”
he said.
Perry’s 20-minute speech
to a packed arena was warmly
received. But it was unlikely
to quiet building criticism
from his GOP rivals over
two cultural issues: his failed
effort to require girls to be
vaccinated against a sexu-
ally transmitted disease and
a Texas law allowing illegal
immigrants to pay in-state
tuition. Neither issue sits well
with social conservatives,
who hold great sway in the
GOP nomination race.
The GOP race has been
dominated by economic
concerns and criticism of
President Barack Obama’s
stewardship, pushing such
cultural questions to the back
burner. But in recent days,
during a debate Monday and
on the campaign trail, Perry’s
rivals have started trying to
exploit Perry’s perceived
weaknesses on such issues to
deflate his front-runner status
in national polls.
“It is time that Gov. Perry
is known for what he really
is: not a long-time conser-
vative governor, but a big-
government moderate who
has made a career of support-
ing harmful policies during
his tenure as governor,” for-
mer Sen. Rick Santorum of
Pennsylvania said Tuesday.
Specifically, Santorum,
Rep. Michele Bachmann
and other opponents for
the Republican presidential
nomination are singling Perry
out for signing an executive
order in 2007 requiring Texas
girls to be vaccinated against
the virus that can cause cer-
vical cancer, an effort the
Legislature rejected.
On defense, Perry talks of faith, military heroes
WASHINGTON (AP) —
U.S. consumers grew more
cautious last month amid wild
stock market swings, zero job
growth and heightened con-
cerns that the economy has
weakened.
Retail sales were flat in
August. At the same time,
wholesale inflation leveled off.
The latest data could give the
Federal Reserve more impetus
to adopt additional stimulus
next week.
“The combination of those
two reports sets the stage for,
and warrants, additional action
by the Fed,” said Michelle
Meyer, an economist at Bank
of America Merrill Lynch.
Wall Street looked past the
weak retail sales data. Growing
optimism that European lead-
ers would be able to contain
their debt crisis drove stocks
higher. The Dow Jones indus-
trial average closed up 140
points for the day.
In August, consumers
spent less on autos, clothing
and furniture, the Commerce
Department said Wednesday.
Hurricane Irene disrupted
sales along the East Coast,
analysts said. But many con-
sumers were also spooked after
a grim month that renewed
recession fears.
The government reported
that the economy barely grew
in the first half of the year.
Lawmakers fought over raising
the debt ceiling. Standard &
Poor’s downgraded long-term
U.S. debt for the first time in
history. Stocks tumbled — the
Dow lost nearly 16 percent of
its value from July 21 through
Aug. 10.
As a result, consumer con-
fidence fell in August to its
lowest level since April 2009,
when the economy was still
in recession. And employers
added no net jobs during the
month.
The government retail sales
report is the first major read
on consumer spending for
August. Consumer spending is
important because it accounts
for 70 percent of economic
activity.
The economy’s weakness
is helping to keep prices in
check.
The Labor Department said
its Producer Price Index, which
measures price changes before
they reach the consumer, was
unchanged in August after a
0.2 percent rise in July. A drop
in energy prices in August off-
set higher food costs.
The price of oil, cotton and
other commodities have come
down in recent months, after
pushing up most measures of
inflation earlier this year.
Slow inflation gives the Fed
more room to take steps to
boost the economy.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke
acknowledged last week that
inflation rose sharply in the
spring. But he repeated his
belief that the increase was
temporary and that price pres-
sures would moderate soon.
Fed policymakers meet for
two days next week. Many
economists expect they will
decide to shift money out of
short-term mortgage-backed
securities and into longer-term
Treasury bonds.
The move could push down
longer-term interest rates,
including rates on mortgages,
auto loans and other consumer
and business borrowing.
The central bank could take
other steps, such as cutting
the interest rate it pays on the
reserves banks hold at the Fed.
That could encourage banks
to lend the money rather than
keeping it parked at the Fed.
Consumers pull
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5:30 p.m. — The Delphos
Canal Commission meets at
the museum, 241 N. Main
St.
5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith
Thrift Shop is open for shop-
ping.
7 p.m. — Spencerville
Local Schools Board of
Education meets.
St. John’s Athletic
Boosters meet in the Little
Theatre.
7:30 p.m. — Delphos
Chapter 26 Order of the
Eastern Star meets at the
Masonic Temple on North
Main Street.
Delphos VFW Auxiliary
meets at the VFW Hall, 213
W. Fourth St.
FRIDAY
7:30 a.m. — Delphos
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St. John’s High School class of ’61 holds reunion
St. John’s High School class of 1961 held its 50th class reunion on Aug. 27 starting with a mass at St. John’s the Evangelist Catholic Church. Following was a dinner,
entertainment and lots of reminiscing at the Delphos Eagles. Those attending were, front from left, Janice (Spieles) Garlich, Sister Yvonne (Arlene) Fischer, Jack Reis, Marie
(Buettner) Fullerton, John Grone, Bob Sickels, Jerry Hoffman, Joyce (Martin) Ellerbrock, Irma (Carder) Kill and Mike Noonan; row two, Peggy (Gerdeman) Rizor, Edna
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Velma (Bonifas) Frei, Lois (Trentman) Luersman, Jane Freund, Lois (Gerdeman) Blankemeyer, Mary Kay (Wurst) Stegaman, Jeanne (Schimmoeller) Dickrede, Beverly
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Scherger, Connie (Remlinger) Trounstine, Gus Plumpe and Frances (Wiecher) Scuilli; and back, Tom McCabe, Dave Helmkamp, Dick Odenweller, Arnie Wienken, Deiter
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4 skinless cod fillets
2 small zucchini, sliced
3 yellow potatoes, thinly sliced
salt and pepper
1/4 cup melted butter
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Season fish and veggies. Mix butter,
soy sauce, lemon juice and zest. Layer
potatoes on 4 pieces of foil. Top with zuc-
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1/2 cup red peppers, finely chopped
1 tablespoon jalapeno pepper, finely
chopped (optional)
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix first
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SEPT. 15-17
THURSDAY: Sue
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LOCAL ROUNDUP
Bearcats grab
NWC tri-match
LIMA — Evan Crites
registered a 38 to pace the
Spencerville boys golfers to
a 173-202-212 Northwest
Conference victory over
Lincolnview and Bluffton
Wednesday at Tamarac.
Dylan Layman added a 43
for the host Bearcats, Rick
Brunswick 45 and James
Schaad 47.
Leading the Lancers were
Brooks Ludwig with a 45,
Wes Collins 51, Logan Miller
51 and Jacob Staley 55.
For the Pirates, Rich
Streicher shot s 50, James
Harrod 53, Tyler Carroll 54
and Tyler Treen 57.
Spencerville hosts Ada in a
makeup match today (4 p.m.),
while the Lancers are in an
NWC 4-way match at Hickory
Sticks.
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Bulldogs nip Wildcats
in WBL golf
LIMA — Nate Cellar shot
a 43 to pace Elida’s boys golf-
ers to a 179-190 victory over
Western Buckeye League
foe Kenton Wednesday at
Tamarac.
Trent Cutlip added a 44,
Mike Lawler 46 and Aric
Thompson 46 for the Bulldogs,
who visit Bath 5 p.m. tonight.
Damon Ball led the
Wildcats with a 43 and Zach
Webb a 47.
----
Miller City rallies, downs
Grove in marathon
MILLER CITY — Miller
City rallied from a 2-set defi-
cit and outlasted Columbus
Grove 12-25, 18-25, 25-20,
25-23, 22-20 in Putnam
County League volleyball
action at J. Harry Leopold
Gymnasium.
Julia Wynn notched
17 kills and seven blocks,
Emily Tabler 23 digs, Nicole
Langhals 45 assists and Emily
Tabler five aces for the Lady
Bulldogs.
They won the junior var-
sity match 25-10, 25-15.
Grove hosts Lincolnview 6
p.m. (JV start) tonight.
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DC set to welcome new
Hall-of-Fame class
DEFIANCE — As
Defiance College participates
in its weeklong celebration
of the 2011 Homecoming,
four former standout student-
athletes are nearing induction
into DC’s Alumni Varsity ‘D’
Hall of Fame.
The 2011 inductees will
include Tammy Parker, Walter
Turner, Stanley Meinen and
Jeff Boulton.
Parker was a 3-sport star
during her time with the
Yellow Jackets, spending
time on the volleyball, bas-
ketball and softball squads.
Parker was heralded as DC’s
Co-Female Athlete of the Year
as a senior and still holds the
school’s all-time records for
the most assists in a career, as
well as in a single season.
Turner was a 4-year letter-
man for the Purple and Gold
on the gridiron, where he
earned a pair of All-American
honors and was a 3-time all-
district selection. Turner was
named DC’s Most Outstanding
Senior Athlete in 1982.
Meinen excelled on the
track and football field for
Defiance during his four years,
serving as the captain of both
programs as a senior. Meinen’s
time at DC was further high-
lighted by a pair of all-district
and one All-American acco-
lade for his football success,
while also becoming the first
student-athlete in DC history
to clear 6-6 in the high jump.
Boulton was also a 4-year
letterman in football at
Defiance, where he earned all-
league and all-district status in
each of his final three years,
to go with an All-American
honor as a senior. Boulton
was a 2-time team MVP and
participated in the Fellowship
of Christian Athletes.
All four will be recog-
nized during DC’s home
football contest with Hanover
on Saturday. The game is
set to start at 1:30 p.m. with
Homecoming activities taking
place on the field before the
game and during halftime.
The Homecoming fes-
tivities will not be limited
to Saturday, however, as
Defiance College will also
host a pep rally and fireworks
at 7:30 p.m. this evening and
dedicate the fieldhouse at 5
p.m. Friday.
For more information, con-
tact the Alumni Office at 419-
783-2307 or visit the Alumni
office by visiting http://alum-
ni.defiance.edu.
JUNIOR HIGH
CROSS COUNTRY
TUESDAY
Fort Loramie Cross
Country Invitational
Tuesday’s Results
Junior High (3,200-meter run)
Girls Team Scores: Versailles
57, Fort Loramie 77, Russia 81,
Fort Recovery 113, Botkins 117,
Wapakoneta 136, Coldwater 184,
Sidney 193, Columbus Grove 209,
Arcanum-Butler 263.
Top 20 Individuals: 1. Heaton (RU)
11:58.22; 2. Zofkie (WA) 12:32.59; 3.
Huelskamp (FR) 12:59.05; 4. Watren
(VE) 13:06.47; 5. Schmitmeyer (FL)
13:08.24; 6. Flora (BO) 13:13.27; 7.
Heitkamp (FR) 13:16.37; 8. Hueker
(BO) 13:23.69; 9. Frilling (CO)
13:24.99; 10. Grilliot (VE) 13:29.39;
11. Bensman (FL) 13:30.37; 12.
Blakeley (VE) 13:30.90; 13. Kearns
(RU) 13:32.04; 14. Anna Mueller (St.
John’s) 13:36.68; 15. Voisard (RU)
13:37.57; 16. Garmann (Marion Local)
13:41.39; 17. Keiser (VE) 13:42.23; 18.
H. Albers (VE) 13:46.60; 19. P. Albers
(BO) 13:47.51; 20. Goubeaux (RU)
13:49.89.
Other Local Finishers (108
Runners): 38. Keara Williams (CG)
14:53.13; ... 44. Maria Giambruno-
Fuge (St. John’s) 15:05.70; ... 49.
Lindsay Malsam (CG) 15:11.83; 50.
Morgan Messer (CG) 15:12.32; ... 65.
Leah Myerholtz (CG) 15:56.76; ... 75.
Gracyn Stechschulte (CG) 16:49.92; ...
85. Julia Bogart (CG) 17:39.77.
Boys Team Scores: Russia 43,
Botkins 89, Coldwater 128, Wapakoneta
129, Jackson Center 164, Houston 212,
Columbus Grove 216, Fort Loramie
217, New Knoxville 237, Marion Local
237, Versailles 239, Fairlawn 245, Fort
Recovery 305, Allen East 322.
Top 20 Individuals: 1. Lamm
(CO) 11:27.92; 2. Flora (BO) 11:32.20;
3. Sea (CO) 11:35.46; 4. T. Monnin
(RU) 11:41.48; 5. C. Ball (RU)
11:49.35; 6. Shaw (NK) 11:59.50; 7. E.
Monnier (RU) 12:01.32; 8. Fullenkamp
(BO) 12:10.81; 9. Bowersock (WA)
12:11.81; 10. Lett (JC) 12:17.05; 11.
McKee (HO) 12:19.42; 12. Ballas (FL)
12:20.11; 13. Gariety (RU) 12:21.21;
14. York (RU) 12:24.16; 15. Brautigam
(FA) 12:25.03; 16. Sosby (JC) 12:25.88;
17. A. Ball (RU) 12:27.29; 18. Greve
(BO) 12:28.76; 19. Reichenbach (WA)
12:29.68; 20. Boone Brubaker (CG)
12:31.97.
Other Local Finishers (138
Runners): 32. Caiden Grothaus (CG)
12:57.73; ... 43. Phillip Vance (CG)
13:13.52; ... 74. Preston Brubaker
(CG) 14:25.32; ... 83. Baily Clement
(CG) 14:42.85; 84. Ryan Price (CG)
14:44.16; ... 95. Nick Pohlman (St.
John’s) 15:19.15; ... 135. AJ Brown
(CG) 19:47.10.
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SATURDAY
35th Spencerville Bearcat
Cross Country Invitational
Junior High (3,200 Meters)
Results
Boys Team Scores: Russia 63,
Botkins 93, Lincolnview 162, Tri-
Village 203, Crestview 207, Celina
217, Spencerville 257, Shawnee 265,
Houston 265, New Bremen 279, St.
Marys Memorial 346, South Adams
372, New Knoxville 374, Kalida 386,
Marion Local 389, Bellefontaine 416,
Elida 425, Lima Central Cath. 433,
Ben. Logan 433, Fort Recovery 495,
Anna 523, Indian Lake 571, Wayne
Trace 575, Allen East 600, St. Henry
635, Ottoville 652, Waynesfield-
Goshen 682.
Top 20 Individuals: 1. Flora (BO)
11:07.0; 2. Donovan (CE) 11:08.0; 3.
Andrews (SHA) 11:11.8; 4. Speckman
(NB) 11:25.4; 5. C. Ball (RU) 11:30.0;
6. Monnin (RU) 11:48.1; 7. Curtis
Pohlman (St. John’s) 11:49.2; 8.
Fullenkamp (BO) 11:53.3; 9. Ford (SA)
11:53.8; 10. Monnier (RU) 11:56.4; 11.
Zircher (NB) 11:59.8; 12. McKee (AN)
12:05.2; 13. Eisele (LC) 12:08.2; 14.
Nitschke (NK) 12:09.2; 15. Greve (BO)
12:11.7; 16. Goubeaux (BO) 12:13.5;
17. Trevor Neate (LV) 12:14.7; 18.
Godfrey (Perry) 12:15.9; 19. Skyler
Whitaker (LV) 12:17.1; 20. A. Ball
(RU) 12:20.1.
Other Local Finishers (236
Runners): 22. Dominic Brown (SV)
12:24.9; 23. Gaerid Littler (EL)
12:25.2; 24. Colin Burns (LV) 12:26.4;
25. Jacob Cook (SV) 12:29.4; ... 28.
David Wisher (SV) 12:32.2; ... 34.
Lucas Schumm (CV) 12:35.4; ... 42.
Connor Lautzenheiser (CV) 12:42.8;
43. Jordan Kortokrax (KA) 12:43.3; 44.
Austin Leeth (LV) 12:46.6; ... 47. Cody
Mefferd (CV) 12:48.5; ... 49. Alex von
der Embse (KA) 12:49.5; 50. Adam
Saylor (CV) 12:49.9; 51. Caleb Bagley
(CV) 12:50.3; ... 66. Andrew Boley (CV)
13:06.9; ... 68. Corbin Schumm (CV)
13:17.5; ... 70. Josh Bull (EL) 13:18.9;
... 74. Brayden Farmer (LV) 13:24.3;
... 85. Chandler Kahle (SV) 13:35.3;
... 102. Daulton Buetner (EL) 13:58.8;
103. Trent Gerding (KA) 13:59.6;
...106. Noah Daugherty (CV) 14:05.5;
... 117. Devin Giesige (KA) 14:15.1;
... 122. Tracy West (LV) 14:17.7; ...
126. Carter Gorman (LV) 14:22.9; ...
129. Eric Von Sossan (OV) 14:24.1;
... 138. Keith Nielsen (SV) 14:32.2; ...
141. Austin Nartker (KA) 14:39.1; ...
143. Trevor Fischer (OV) 14:45.2; ...
150. Ryan Jacomet (LV) 14:54.1; ...
156. Trevor Brookman (EL) 15:15.3;
157. Caleb Newland (EL) 15:16.2; 158.
Nick Pohlman (St. John’s) 15:17.4; ...
162. Cody Kemper (OV) 15:22.4; ...
166. Griffen Waltmire (CV) 15:26.2;
... 173. Noah McMaster (LV) 15:29.7;
... 179. Austin Elick (LV) 15:41.0; ...
182. Caleb Moore (LV) 15:46.6; ... 190.
Patrick Stevenson (St. John’s) 16:07.0;
... 194. Thomas Waldick (OV) 16:14.6;
... 201. Eric West (LV) 16:22.8; ... 207.
Landin Goins (CV) 16:39.3; ... 218.
Austin Agala-montana (OV) 17:13.4;
219. Tanner Crowle (CV) 17:17.4; ...
226. Jacob Bradford (LV) 17:47.3; ...
232. Noah Kendall (EL) 19:16.3.
Girls Team Scores: South
Adams 66, Russia 102, Bellefontaine
139, Botkins 144, Covington 153,
Fort Recovery 161, Tri-Village 168,
Elida 186, Celina 221, Kalida 255,
Indian Lake 263, St. Henry 322, New
Bremen 340, St. Marys Memorial 366,
Lincolnview 380, Ottawa-Glandorf
389, Shawnee 453, Ben. Logan 487,
Kenton 509.
Top 20 Individuals: 1. Heaton (RU)
12:05.3; 2. Huelskamp (FR) 12:48.8; 3.
Flora (BO) 12:52.1; 4. Seffernick (SA)
13:01.8; 5. Von Gunten (SA) 13:02.1; 6.
Heitkamp (FR) 13:02.5; 7. Shell (COV)
13:03.1; 8. Hueker (BO) 13:14.2; 9.
Alyssa Turrentine (EL) 13:26.1; 10.
Coates (SA) 13:26.7; 11. Sarah Suever
(EL) 13:28.7; 12. Kelly Doepker (KA)
13:30.8; 13. Garmann (ML) 13:34.6;
14. Downing (T-V) 13:35.3; 15. Albers
(BO) 13:35.8; 16. Goubeaux (RU)
13:38.5; 17. Anderson (CE) 13:48.9;
18. Voisard (RU) 13:50.5; 19. Anna
Mueller (St. John’s) 13:50.9; 20.
Clayton (BE) 13:53.6.
Other Local Finishers (174
Runners): 23. Anna Gorman (LV)
13:58.3; ... 25. Tori Bowen (EL) 14:02.2;
... 27. Kennedy Sharp (SV) 14:03.3; ...
29. Katelyn Siebeneck (KA) 14:04.4;
... 32. Brooke Ripley (CV) 14:09.8; ...
36. Kristen Fortman (KA) 14:28.2; ...
81. Lauren Bull (EL) 15:42.8; ... 101.
Halena VanSickle (EL) 16:24.7; 102.
Brooke Thatcher (LV) 16:26.3; ... 109.
Ryanne Ducheney (LV) 16:38.1; ...
114. Bailey Eickholt (KA) 16:47.9;
115. Taylor Kesler (EL) 16:48.5; ...
120. Claira Rhoades (LV) 16:59.7; ...
125. Aerianna Littler (EL) 17:24.1; ...
128. Erica Honigfort (KA) 17:35.5;
... 144. Hannah Malone (EL) 18:23.9;
... 146. Abbie Enyart (LV) 18:32.5; ...
150. Mychaela Johnson (EL) 19:11.1;
... 156. Ashley Ulrich (EL) 19:34.1; ...
166. Emma Saylor (CV) 20:45.6.
By JENNA FRYER
The Associated Press
CHICAGO — This could
finally be the year Kyle
Busch, he of all that raw
talent and ability, will win
NASCAR’s highest honor.
Of course, everybody said
the same thing in 2008, when
he won eight races and opened
the Chase for the Sprint Cup
championship as the top seed
in the 10-race series. Busch
instead opened that Chase
with back-to-back clunkers
and never contended.
Here he is again, though,
headed into Round 1 of the
Chase as the top seed and the
early favorite to claim the
Sprint Cup title.
It’s not that simple,
though.
This year’s Chase field is
arguably the deepest to date
and this year’s championship
is actually up for grabs.
“It’s not somebody’s
race,” said Busch this week,
“it’s anybody’s race.”
If that wasn’t already
evident, it was made crystal
clear last week at Richmond
in the final Chase qualifying
race. Busch had the strongest
car until a tire problem took
him out of contention. Then
it became Jeff Gordon’s race
to lose, which he did on a late
restart when Kevin Harvick
seized the victory with Carl
Edwards right behind him.
Harvick’s win tied him
with Busch for a series-best
four victories and proved that
every time Busch tries to pull
away from the competition,
his rivals find a way to even
it up.
And the most overlooked
guy in this Chase? Well,
that’s Jimmie Johnson. The
5-time defending champion,
who, by the way, doesn’t
plan on handing his title
over without a fight. Nobody
has figured out how to beat
Johnson since Kurt Busch
and Tony Stewart took the
first two Chase titles. Since
then, Johnson has collected
five championships, includ-
ing last year when he ral-
lied late to withstand Denny
Hamlin’s challenge.
Johnson has 19 Chase vic-
tories in eight appearances
and an average finish of 8.1
— much better, by a lot, than
any driver. He knows how to
turn it up when everything is
on the line and shouldn’t be
dismissed because he’s got
just one victory this season.
He believes he’s a con-
tender.
“We’re certainly hopeful
for a sixth,” he said. “We
are obviously in a good spot
right now. We’ve proven to
ourselves time and time again
what we are capable of and
looking forward to this year’s
challenge.”
Right there with him is
Hendrick Motorsports team-
mate Gordon, who waged the
most incredible title race to
date against Johnson in 2007.
Gordon was almost perfect
that season but still couldn’t
keep pace when Johnson
switched it to a higher gear.
Gordon has been trying to
add a fifth championship to
his resume since collecting
No. 4 in 2001 and thinks his
chances are better than they
were in 2007. A 3-time win-
ner this season, he probably
could have five or six wins
had things gone differently
at Indianapolis, Bristol and
Richmond.
“I feel like we’ve got
more momentum going into
the Chase,” Gordon said. “I
feel like our team is really,
really strong. I feel like in
’07, while we gave Jimmie a
great run and a great battle,
I still feel like they had the
momentum. And were out-
running us just by a little bit
on a regular basis.
“We’re competing with
everybody out there right
now and lately I feel like
we’ve been better than most
on a lot of different types of
race tracks.”
There’s also Edwards
and Harvick, who at differ-
ent times this season seemed
to be the favorites. Harvick
won three early races, then
struggled through the sum-
mer and took charge late last
month in a lengthy (and man-
datory) Sunday meeting after
an abysmal run at Bristol. He
lit a fire at Richard Childress
Racing and stormed back
into championship conten-
tion with the Richmond win
that sent a statement to the
competition.
Edwards, winner of one
race and the All-Star race,
also dropped off a bit as
the year went on. He led
the standings for 14 weeks,
faded to fourth in points but
has rallied with three con-
secutive top-10 finishes. His
contract negotiations with
Roush Fenway Racing were
wrapped up six weeks ago
and there are no distractions
standing in his way.
His teammate, Matt
Kenseth, should not be dis-
counted. The last champion
under the old points system,
he’s only contended for a
championship once under
the Chase format, in 2006
when he finished a not-so-
close second to Johnson.
Then came a string of lean
years but Kenseth bounced
back this season with two
victories. Kenseth may not
win a Chase race this year
but his style of staying steady
and collecting top-10 finishes
could just give him the title.
The next group of drivers
are more dark horses than
serious contenders; Brad
Keselowski is easily the most
dangerous guy in the bunch.
He was 28th in the stand-
ings at one point this season,
then turned it up a notch
after breaking his ankle while
testing in August. He reeled
off finishes of first, second,
third and first to climb to
11th in points. He got into
the Chase via the wild card
introduced this year and truly
is the unknown.
He and teammate Kurt
Busch both drive for Penske
Racing and the organization
has never won a Cup title. It
could play against them, but
then again, Penske has never
been this balanced. Busch
challenged leadership earlier
this year to turn things around
and both cars are remarkably
better.
Busch, winner of the inau-
gural 2004 Chase, thinks he’s
got a shot this year to become
a two-time champion.
“I feel like this is one of
the best opportunities I’ve
had to shoot at the champion-
ship again since 2004,” he
said.
Tony Stewart, the last
driver not named Johnson to
win the title, typically could
never be counted out. But this
has been a strange year for the
two-time champion, who has
not kept pace with teammate
Ryan Newman and needed to
turn it up a notch the last two
weeks to make sure he even
made the Chase.
Stewart is streaky and is
winless this season. But if he
gets hot, he could get really
hot and reel off some wins
that could make him a con-
tender.
Newman, on the other
hand, has more to prove. He’s
back in the Chase for a fourth
time, but he’s never finished
higher than sixth in the stand-
ings. He’s been steady this
year, and aside from wins,
his numbers are on par with
Harvick.
But with only three wins
in six years, he needs to start
running closer to the front on
a consistent basis to break
free from the middle of the
Chase pack.
Hamlin is the enigma of
the Chase.
He got in with the second
wild card and needed to really
work hard over the last three
weeks to make sure he didn’t
miss the Chase. He won eight
races last season but has only
one this year.
His Joe Gibbs Racing
team has been beset this sea-
son by engine woes and vari-
ous struggles forced the No.
11 team to be conservative in
pursuing a Chase berth. Now
that the slate has been wiped
clean, he’s got a fresh start
and could salvage this year
with a strong Chase.
Wrapping up the field is
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and he’s
the first to admit that he’s got
to work hard to have any shot
at winning the title.
He made it into the Chase
after a 2-year absence, but his
berth is credited more to his
early season work than how
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CINCINNATI — Johnny
Cueto missed the beginning of
the season with an injury. Now
he’s hurt again.
The major league ERA lead-
er left the Cincinnati Reds’ 7-2
win over the Chicago Cubs after
3 2/3 innings Wednesday night
because of a strained muscle in
the upper right side of his back.
“I wanted to stay in but it
was sore and painful,” Cueto
said. “I hope I don’t have to miss
an outing after I’m examined
tomorrow.”
Ramon Hernandez hit a 3-run
homer in the second inning to
back Cueto, who lowered his
ERA to 2.31. Cueto was vis-
ited by a trainer and pitching
coach Bryan Price with one out
in the fourth inning. After get-
ting Alfonso Soriano to pop out,
trainer Steve Bauman and Dusty
Baker went to the mound.
“I felt it pop on the pitch to
Soriano,” Cueto added.
Baker then removed Cueto.
Cueto, who allowed three
hits, didn’t make his first start of
the season until May 8 because
of irritation in his right upper
arm.
He is six innings short of
qualifying for the ERA title
and is just behind of the Los
Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton
Kershaw, who has a 2.30 ERA.
Baker announced the injury
was a strained latissimus dorsi
muscle.
Inheriting a 5-0 lead, Sam
LeCure (1-1) pitched 2 1/3
innings for the win. He allowed
a pair of sixth-inning runs when
Carlos Pena hit an RBI double
and scored on Alfonso Soriano’s
groundout.
Casey Coleman (2-8) gave
up six runs, six hits and three
walks in 3 2/3 innings. Since
winning at Florida on May 19,
he is 0-5 with a 7.98 ERA in
eight big-league starts and two
relief appearances, a span that
included three trips to the minor
leagues.
Francisco hit a 2-run single
for a 5-0 lead in the third. The
third baseman also turned in
a defensive gem, throwing out
Marlon Byrd out from foul terri-
tory in the ninth inning.
Hernandez’s 12th homer of
the season but first since Aug.
5 put Cincinnati ahead. Chris
Heisey added a solo homer in
the eighth off Ramon Ortiz, his
16th.
Phillies 1, Astros 0
HOUSTON — Roy Halladay
pitched his 20th career shutout and the
Philadelphia Phillies became the first
team to reach the playoffs this season with
a 1-0 victory over the Houston Astros on
Wednesday.
The NL East leaders clinched at least
a wild-card berth and will appear in the
postseason for the fifth straight year.
Philadelphia won the World Series in
2008 and took the NL pennant in 2009.
Once the club signed ace pitcher
Cliff Lee last winter to round out a
dominant rotation, another playoff berth
for Philadelphia seemed a foregone con-
clusion.
Wwhen Halladay finished off
Houston, he and his teammates barely
cracked a smile. Phillies players and
manager Charlie Manuel simply lined up
for handshakes following their 95th win,
just as if it were any other. The goal this
season is a World Series championship
and anything short of that would hardly
satisfy.
Philadelphia’s magic number is four
for clinching its fifth division title in
a row.
Cardinals 3, Pirates 2
PITTSBURGH — The Pirates
clinched their 19th consecutive losing
season, a record for a major-league fran-
chise in North America, losing to the
Cardinals as Yadier Molina hit a tie-
breaking 2-run double.
A year after going a big league-worst
57-105, the Pirates were 51-44 and led the
NL Central by a half-game before play on
July 20. But they have gone 16-38 since
and at 67-82 are ensured of another sub.-
500 record.
Edwin Jackson (5-2) allowed two
runs and eight hits in 7 1/3 innings and
improved to 4-0 in his career against
Pittsburgh. Three relievers combined to
hold Pittsburgh scoreless over the final 2
1/3 innings. Jason Motte pitched a perfect
ninth for his seventh save in 10 chances.
Morton (9-10) lost his fourth straight
start, giving up three runs, six hits and
three walks in seven innings.
Giants 3, Padres 1
SAN FRANCISCO — Carlos Beltran
hit two homers to give him 300 for his
career and Tim Lincecum ended a 3-start
winless stretch as the Giants beat the
Padres to complete a rare sweep in this
rivalry.
Beltran homered in the first inning
and again in the sixth with a splash hit
into McCovey Cove to put the Giants
ahead. It marked the slugger’s 30th career
multi-homer game, third this year and
first since joining San Francisco in a trade
from the Mets on July 28.
Lincecum (13-12) outdueled Mat
Latos (7-14) for his first win since beat-
ing the Padres on Aug. 24.
Braves 4, Marlins 1
ATLANTA — Alex Gonzalez hit a
3-run homer and Martin Prado bunted
in a run during a 4-run rally in seventh
inning and the revived Braves beat the
Marlins to maintain their lead in the NL
wild-card race.
Cristhian Martinez, Eric O’Flaherty
(2-4), Jonny Venters and rookie Craig
Kimbrel each pitched a perfect inning,
with Kimbrel striking out the side for
his major league-leading 44th save in
49 chances.
Greg Dobbs homered in the second
off Randall Delgado, and Ricky Nolasco
(10-11) held the lead until the seventh.
Nationals 2, Mets 0
NEW YORK — Brad Peacock
pitched five impressive innings, blank-
ing the Mets on a mere two singles and
earning his first major-league win as the
Nationals held off New York.
Centerfielder Rick Ankiel made a
diving catch in left-center on Jose Reyes’
liner with runners at the corners for the
final out.
Michael Morse and Jayson Werth
hit RBI singles with two outs in the third
after yet another error by third baseman
David Wright, sending the Mets to their
fifth straight loss.
Rockies 6, Brewers 2
MILWAUKEE — Carlos Gonzalez
homered and drove in three runs to lift the
Rockies over the punchless Brewers and
snap a 6-game skid in Milwaukee.
Kevin Millwood (3-2) scattered two
runs over six innings for the Rockies,
who kept the Brewers from moving closer
to their first division title in 29 years
by roughing up starter Shaun Marcum
(12-7).
Trailing 1-0, Colorado scored three
in third capped by Gonzalez’s homer,
another in the fourth on a solo homer by
Wilin Rosario and two more in the fifth,
aided by a Brewers error.
Milwaukee has cooled off since
building a 10 1/2-game lead in the divi-
sion, losing six of the last eight games
while St. Louis has won seven of the
last eight.
Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 2
LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw
got his 19th victory, allowing one hit
over 5-plus innings before he was ejected
along with manager Don Mattingly, and
the Dodgers beat the NL West-leading
Diamondbacks.
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MLB Glance
MLB Leaders
The Associated Press
National League
East Division
W L Pct GB
z-Philadelphia 95 51 .651 —
Atlanta 86 64 .573 11
New York 71 78 .477 25 1/2
Washington 70 77 .476 25 1/2
Florida 67 81 .453 29
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 87 63 .580 —
St. Louis 81 68 .544 5 1/2
Cincinnati 73 76 .490 13 1/2
Pittsburgh 67 82 .450 19 1/2
Chicago 65 84 .436 21 1/2
Houston 51 98 .342 35 1/2
West Division
W L Pct GB
Arizona 87 63 .580 —
San Francisco 79 70 .530 7 1/2
Los Angeles 73 75 .493 13
Colorado 70 78 .473 16
San Diego 63 87 .420 24
z-clinched playoff berth
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Wednesday’s Results
Atlanta 4, Florida 1
St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 2
Philadelphia 1, Houston 0
San Francisco 3, San Diego 1
Cincinnati 7, Chicago Cubs 2
Washington 2, N.Y. Mets 0
Colorado 6, Milwaukee 2
L.A. Dodgers 3, Arizona 2
Today’s Games
Washington (Milone 0-0) at N.Y. Mets
(Schwinden 0-1), 1:10 p.m.
Florida (Ani.Sanchez 8-7) at Philadelphia
(K.Kendrick 7-6), 2:35 p.m., 1st game
Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 7-4) at Cincinnati
(H.Bailey 8-7), 7:10 p.m.
Florida (Sanabia 0-0) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee
16-7), 7:35 p.m., 2nd game
San Francisco (Vogelsong 10-7) at Colorado
(Chacin 11-11), 8:40 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Ohlendorf 0-2) at L.A. Dodgers
(Eveland 2-0), 10:10 p.m.
Friday’s Games
Houston (W.Rodriguez 11-10) at Chicago
Cubs (Garza 8-10), 2:20 p.m.
Florida (Vazquez 10-11) at Washington
(Lannan 9-12), 7:05 p.m.
St. Louis (J.Garcia 12-7) at Philadelphia
(Worley 11-2), 7:05 p.m.
Milwaukee (Wolf 12-9) at Cincinnati (Arroyo
8-11), 7:10 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (Capuano 10-12) at Atlanta
(D.Lowe 9-14), 7:35 p.m.
San Francisco (Bumgarner 11-12) at Colorado
(White 2-1), 8:10 p.m.
Arizona (Miley 3-1) at San Diego (Stauffer
8-12), 10:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Locke 0-1) at L.A. Dodgers
(Kuroda 11-16), 10:10 p.m.
American League
East Division
W L Pct GB
New York 90 58 .608 —
Boston 86 62 .581 4
Tampa Bay 82 66 .554 8
Toronto 75 74 .503 15 1/2
Baltimore 60 88 .405 30
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 87 62 .584 —
Chicago 73 75 .493 13 1/2
Cleveland 72 74 .493 13 1/2
Kansas City 64 86 .427 23 1/2
Minnesota 59 89 .399 27 1/2
West Division
W L Pct GB
Texas 85 64 .570 —
Los Angeles 82 67 .550 3
Oakland 67 82 .450 18
Seattle 62 87 .416 23
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Wednesday’s Results
Toronto 5, Boston 4
Detroit 6, Chicago White Sox 5, 10
innings
L.A. Angels 4, Oakland 1
Kansas City 7, Minnesota 3
Texas 9, Cleveland 1
Baltimore 6, Tampa Bay 2
Seattle 2, N.Y. Yankees 1, 12 innings
Today’s Games
Tampa Bay (Hellickson 12-10) at Boston
(Weiland 0-1), 7:10 p.m.
Cleveland (Carmona 6-14) at Texas
(Ogando 12-8), 8:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 11-8) at
Kansas City (Francis 5-16), 8:10 p.m.
Detroit (Scherzer 14-8) at Oakland
(McCarthy 8-8), 10:05 p.m.
Friday’s Games
L.A. Angels (Haren 15-8) at Baltimore
(Tom.Hunter 3-4), 7:05 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees (Colon 8-9) at Toronto
(Cecil 4-9), 7:07 p.m.
Tampa Bay (Shields 15-10) at Boston
(Beckett 12-5), 7:10 p.m.
Chicago White Sox (Humber 9-8) at
Kansas City (F.Paulino 3-6), 8:10 p.m.
Cleveland (U.Jimenez 3-2) at Minnesota
(Slowey 0-5), 8:10 p.m.
Detroit (Fister 8-13) at Oakland (Cahill
11-13), 10:05 p.m.
Texas (C.Wilson 16-6) at Seattle (Beavan
4-5), 10:10 p.m.
The Associated Press
NATIONAL LEAGUE
BATTING—JosReyes, New York,
.331; Braun, Milwaukee, .329; Votto,
Cincinnati, .318; Kemp, Los Angeles,
.316; Pence, Philadelphia, .312; SCastro,
Chicago, .309; Morse, Washington, .306.
RUNS—JUpton, Arizona, 100; Kemp,
Los Angeles, 99; Braun, Milwaukee, 98;
Votto, Cincinnati, 97; Pujols, St. Louis,
94; CGonzalez, Colorado, 92; JosReyes,
New York, 91.
RBI—Howard, Philadelphia, 112;
Kemp, Los Angeles, 110; Fielder,
Milwaukee, 109; Tulowitzki, Colorado,
105; Braun, Milwaukee, 97; Votto,
Cincinnati, 95; Pujols, St. Louis, 93.
HITS—SCastro, Chicago, 192;
Bourn, Atlanta, 181; Pence, Philadelphia,
174; Kemp, Los Angeles, 173; Votto,
Cincinnati, 173; Braun, Milwaukee, 171;
BPhillips, Cincinnati, 166.
DOUBLES—JUpton, Arizona, 38;
Braun, Milwaukee, 36; CaLee, Houston,
36; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 36; Votto,
Cincinnati, 36; Beltran, San Francisco,
35; Holliday, St. Louis, 35; Pence,
Philadelphia, 35; ArRamirez, Chicago,
35.
TRIPLES—JosReyes, New York,
16; Fowler, Colorado, 15; Victorino,
Philadelphia, 15; Bourn, Atlanta, 9;
SCastro, Chicago, 9; SSmith, Colorado, 9;
Parra, Arizona, 8.
HOME RUNS—Pujols, St. Louis, 35;
Uggla, Atlanta, 34; Howard, Philadelphia,
33; Kemp, Los Angeles, 33; Fielder,
Milwaukee, 32; Stanton, Florida, 32;
Berkman, St. Louis, 30; Bruce, Cincinnati,
30; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 30; JUpton,
Arizona, 30.
STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Atlanta,
54; Kemp, Los Angeles, 39; Stubbs,
Cincinnati, 37; Bonifacio, Florida, 36;
Maybin, San Diego, 36; JosReyes, New
York, 35; Braun, Milwaukee, 31; Pagan,
New York, 31.
PITCHING—IKennedy, Arizona,
19-4; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 19-5;
Halladay, Philadelphia, 18-5; ClLee,
Philadelphia, 16-7; DHudson, Arizona,
16-10; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 16-10;
Greinke, Milwaukee, 14-6; Hamels,
Philadelphia, 14-8; THudson, Atlanta,
14-10.
STRIKEOUTS—Kershaw, Los
Angeles, 236; Lincecum, San Francisco,
212; Halladay, Philadelphia, 211; ClLee,
Philadelphia, 211; AniSanchez, Florida,
184; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 183; IKennedy,
Arizona, 182.
SAVES—Kimbrel, Atlanta, 44;
Axford, Milwaukee, 42; Putz, Arizona,
40; HBell, San Diego, 37; Hanrahan,
Pittsburgh, 37; Storen, Washington, 37;
BrWilson, San Francisco, 35; LNunez,
Florida, 35.
AMERICAN LEAGUE
BATTING—AdGonzalez, Boston,
.340; MiYoung, Texas, .334; MiCabrera,
Detroit, .333; VMartinez, Detroit, .325;
Ellsbury, Boston, .320; DOrtiz, Boston,
.313; Kotchman, Tampa Bay, .311.
RUNS—Granderson, New York, 128;
Kinsler, Texas, 110; Ellsbury, Boston, 109;
AdGonzalez, Boston, 103; MiCabrera,
Detroit, 102; Bautista, Toronto, 101;
Cano, New York, 96; AGordon, Kansas
City, 96.
RBI—Cano, New York, 111;
Granderson, New York, 111; AdGonzalez,
Boston, 110; Teixeira, New York, 104;
Bautista, Toronto, 100; Konerko, Chicago,
100; MiYoung, Texas, 98.
HITS—AdGonzalez, Boston, 198;
MiYoung, Texas, 196; Ellsbury, Boston,
191; MeCabrera, Kansas City, 184;
AGordon, Kansas City, 178; MiCabrera,
Detroit, 177; Cano, New York, 177.
DOUBLES—AGordon, Kansas City,
45; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 45; Francoeur,
Kansas City, 44; MiCabrera, Detroit,
43; Cano, New York, 43; AdGonzalez,
Boston, 43; Ellsbury, Boston, 42.
TRIPLES—AJackson, Detroit, 11;
Granderson, New York, 10; Bourjos,
Los Angeles, 9; Aybar, Los Angeles, 8;
JWeeks, Oakland, 8; Ackley, Seattle, 7;
Damon, Tampa Bay, 7; AEscobar, Kansas
City, 7; Gardner, New York, 7.
HOME RUNS—Bautista, Toronto,
42; Granderson, New York, 39; Teixeira,
New York, 37; MarReynolds, Baltimore,
32; Kinsler, Texas, 29; Konerko, Chicago,
29; DOrtiz, Boston, 29.
STOLEN BASES—Gardner, New
York, 43; Crisp, Oakland, 40; ISuzuki,
Seattle, 40; Ellsbury, Boston, 36; Andrus,
Texas, 35; RDavis, Toronto, 34; Revere,
Minnesota, 30.
PITCHING—Verlander, Detroit,
23-5; Sabathia, New York, 19-8; Weaver,
Los Angeles, 17-7; CWilson, Texas,
16-6; Nova, New York, 15-4; Lester,
Boston, 15-7; Haren, Los Angeles, 15-8;
RRomero, Toronto, 15-10; Shields, Tampa
Bay, 15-10.
STRIKEOUTS—Verlander, Detroit,
238; Sabathia, New York, 216; FHernandez,
Seattle, 215; Shields, Tampa Bay, 210;
Price, Tampa Bay, 206; CWilson, Texas,
190; Weaver, Los Angeles, 188.
SAVES—Valverde, Detroit, 44;
MaRivera, New York, 41; League, Seattle,
34; CPerez, Cleveland, 32; Walden, Los
Angeles, 31; Papelbon, Boston, 29;
SSantos, Chicago, 29.
The Associated Press
CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-3)
x-if necessary
Eastern Conference
Indiana vs. New York
Today’s Game: New York at Indiana, 8 p.m.
Saturday’s Game: Indiana at New York,
4 p.m.
X-Monday’s Game: New York at Indiana,
8 p.m.
Connecticut vs. Atlanta
Friday’s Game: Atlanta at Connecticut, 7
p.m.
Sunday’s Game: Connecticut at Atlanta, 3
p.m.
x-Tuesday’s Game: Atlanta at Connecticut,
7 or 8 p.m.
Western Conference
Minnesota vs. San Antonio
Friday’s Game: San Antonio at Minnesota,
9 p.m.
Sunday’s Game: Minnesota at San Antonio,
5 p.m.
x-Tuesday’s Game: San Antonio at Minnesota,
8 or 9 p.m.
Seattle vs. Phoenix
Today’s Game: Phoenix at Seattle, 10 p.m.
Saturday’s Game: Seattle at Phoenix, 10 p.m.
x-Monday’s Game: Phoenix at Seattle, 10
p.m.
WNBA Playoff Glance
MLS Glance
The Associated Press
EASTERN CONFERENCE
W L T Pts GF GA
Columbus 11 9 8 41 35 36
Sp. KC 10 8 10 40 43 36
Philadelphia 8 7 12 36 35 30
Houston 8 9 12 36 36 38
D.C. 8 7 10 34 37 35
New York 6 6 15 33 42 38
Chicago 4 8 15 27 30 35
New England 5 11 12 27 32 43
Toronto FC 5 12 12 27 30 51
WESTERN CONFERENCE
W L T Pts GF GA
x-Los Angeles 15 3 10 55 40 22
Seattle 13 6 9 48 43 31
FC Dallas 13 8 7 46 36 31
Real Salt Lake 13 7 6 45 37 22
Colorado 10 8 11 41 39 37
Portland 9 12 6 33 33 41
Chivas USA 7 11 10 31 32 33
San Jose 6 10 11 29 29 35
Vancouver 4 13 10 22 28 43
NOTE: Three points for victory, one point
for tie.
x- clinched playoff berth
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Wednesday’s Result
Columbus 2, Houston 2, tie
Friday’s Game
New England at Portland, 11 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Colorado at Toronto FC, 1:30 p.m.
Chivas USA at Chicago, 4 p.m.
Columbus at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
New York at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
San Jose at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
D.C. United at Seattle FC, 9 p.m.
Sporting Kansas City at Real Salt Lake,
9 p.m.
Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
The Associated Press
COLUMBUS — What’s
brewing with the 2011 Ohio
State Buckeyes ...
BUCKEYES BUZZ:
No sooner had the NCAA
reinstated three players for
accepting $200 apiece at a
charity event in suburban
Cleveland than at least one
of the people who provided
the money admitted he made
a mistake.
Ohio State booster Robert
“Bobby” DiGeronimo told
The Columbus Dispatch
that he was behind for-
mer Buckeyes quarterback
Terrelle Pryor giving the
three players the envelopes.
“I handled it wrong,”
DiGeronimo said.
The NCAA suspended the
players — tailback Jordan
Hall and cornerback Travis
Howard, both set to start Ohio
State’s opening game, and
backup safety Corey Brown
— for two games for accept-
ing improper benefits. They
were reinstated on Tuesday
and could play in the 17th-
ranked Buckeyes’ game on
Saturday at Miami at 7:30
p.m.
Pryor, the focus of an
NCAA investigation, left
the team this summer and is
now with the NFL’s Oakland
Raiders.
FALL FROM GRACE:
Art Schlichter, the 1-time star
quarterback for the Buckeyes,
will get a respite
before heading to
prison for a long,
long time.
Schlichter is
resolving multiple
state and federal
theft and fraud
charges with plea
agreements that
will allow him to
leave jail temporarily before
beginning a multi-year prison
term.
He was expected to plead
guilty to state theft charges
today and to plead guilty soon
to federal charges of bank
and wire fraud and filing a
false tax return, according to
court documents and one of
Schlichter’s attorneys.
Schlichter was arrested
earlier this year on allega-
tions that he had promised
sports tickets at low prices
based on his contacts, then
failed to deliver despite tak-
ing hundreds of thousands of
dollars from clients, accord-
ing to state and federal court
records. He didn’t have con-
tacts and used the money for
personal expenses, to gamble
and to repay older debts, the
court documents read.
Schlichter played at Ohio
State between 1978
and 1981 and in
the NFL for the
Baltimore and
Indianapolis Colts
and Buffalo Bills.
His career was
derailed by a gam-
bling addiction and
he went to prison
for gambling-related
crimes.
Beginning in 2006,
Schlichter offered people a
chance to buy sports tickets
at low prices, mainly to Ohio
State football games but also
baseball and NFL games,
including the Super Bowl,
according to a document
filed by Terrance Brown, a
criminal investigator with the
Internal Revenue Service.
“He is exhibit A in terms
of what a very, very strong
gambling addiction can lead
you to,” said Schlichter’s fed-
eral public defender, Steve
Nolder.
INJURY UPDATE: Ohio
State defensive coordina-
tor Jim Heacock announced
DL Nate Williams (knee)
had arthroscopic surgery on
Wednesday and would not
be available. Heacock did not
know how long Williams will
be out. Offensive coordinator
Jim Bollman, also speaking
after Wednesday’s practice,
added WR Corey “Philly”
Brown, who sustained a leg
injury against Toledo, was
doubtful.
FAST START: Hall
won’t have to spend much
time watching from the side-
lines in Miami.
“He’ll have a major role
immediately,” Bollman said.
“He’s a very fine football
player, an outstanding return
guy.”
NFL ’CANES: Heacock
said that Miami’s attack is
not unlike what you’ll see on
Sundays.
“They’re an NFL-type
team,” he added. “They’re
a lot like USC, who we’ve
played in the past. Their
coordinator (Jeff Fisch) was
with Seattle Seahawks last
year. They’re going to run
the ball and they’ve got great
receivers who get down the
field.”
Ohio State booster ’fesses up; Schlichter to plead
The Associated Press
ARLINGTON, Texas —
Josh Hamilton provided a
spectacular capper to the Texas
Rangers’ most productive
inning in almost two years.
Hamilton’s third career
grand slam highlighted an
8-run fourth and Derek
Holland pitched seven effec-
tive innings as the Rangers
beat the Cleveland Indians 9-1
on Wednesday night.
Hamilton’s 21st homer and
Mike Napoli’s 26th were the
key blows off rookie David
Huff (2-5) in the decisive
fourth, Texas’ biggest inning
since an 11-run fifth against
Tampa Bay on Sept. 26, 2009.
“Everybody’s feeding off
each other,” Hamilton said.
“Up and down the lineup, one
through nine, there are no easy
outs. We’re focusing on one
good at-bat at a time and it
snowballs from there.”
Holland (14-5) allowed one
run and six hits with six strike-
outs and three walks. He has
won eight of his last nine deci-
sions, a stretch that began on
July 7.
The 8-run fourth simplified
his job and continued strong
support from his teammates.
Texas averages 7.50 runs each
time Holland starts.
Ian Kinsler also homered for
the AL West-leading Rangers,
who have won three straight
and maintained a 3-game
lead over second-place Los
Angeles, which beat Oakland
4-1 on Wednesday.
The Rangers are 10-1
against the Indians over the
last two seasons and have out-
scored Cleveland 19-5 in the
last two meetings.
Lonnie Chisenhall homered
for the Indians, who have lost
7-of-9 overall.
Huff allowed eight runs
— although only three were
earned due to a fielding error
in the fourth by Chisenhall at
third base on Kinsler’s 2-out
grounder — and seven hits in
four innings.
Cleveland’s Shelley Duncan
made two leaping catches at
the wall in left field in the first
inning to rob Elvis Andrus and
Hamilton of extra-base hits.
Then in the second inning, he
made a similar catch in the
same area to deny Michael
Young extra bases.
But in the fourth, Duncan
was unable to flag down
Young’s double into the
left field corner that scored
Hamilton, who was on first
with a leadoff walk. Young has
196 hits as he pursues his sixth
career 200-hit season.
One out later, Napoli hit a
2-run homer, a 420-foot drive
that landed on the grass hit-
ting background in center field.
Andrus’ infield single knocked
in the fourth run of the inning.
Hamilton followed with his
grand slam on a high 1-2 fast-
ball from Huff to complete the
eight-run outburst.
Tigers 7, White Sox 5
CHICAGO — Carlos Guillen
singled home the go-ahead run in
the 10th inning and the Detroit
Tigers extended their longest win-
ning streak in 77 years, rallying
past the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on
Wednesday for their 12th straight
victory.
Guillen also hit a solo homer
for Detroit, which hadn’t won 12
in a row since 1934 — when Hank
Greenberg, Charlie Gehringer and
the Tigers lost a 7-game World
Series to the St. Louis Cardinals’
famous Gas House Gang.
Jose Valverde finished up in the
10th to remain perfect in 44 save
opportunities this year.
The Tigers have won 22 of their
last 26 games overall and 21-of-27
against the White Sox.
Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 4
BOSTON — The reeling Red
Sox lost for the sixth time in seven
games, wasting an eighth-inning
lead when Adam Loewen’s 2-run
single off Daniel Bard lifted the
Blue Jays.
Just 3-10 in September, the Red
Sox began the day with a 4-game
lead over Tampa Bay in the AL
wild-card race. After getting swept
in a 3-game series at Tampa Bay
last weekend, Boston hosts the
Rays in a 4-game series starting
tonight.
Boston led 4-2 in the eighth
before Toronto came back against
the hard-throwing Bard (2-8).
Ricky Romero (15-10) allowed
four runs — three earned — and six
hits in eight innings. He improved
to 8-1 in his last 10 starts.
Angels 4, Athletics 1
OAKLAND, Calif. — Jered
Weaver went seven innings for his
career-best 17th win, Mark Trumbo
hit a tie-breaking homer in the sixth
and the Angels beat the Athletics.
Bobby Abreu added two hits
and scored twice for the Angels.
Weaver (17-7) allowed six hits with
one walk and two strikeouts. He
pitched out of a bases-loaded situa-
tion in the first and escaped a 2-on,
1-out jam in the second to beat the
A’s for the third time in four starts
this season.
Royals 7, Twins 3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mike
Moustakas had three hits and drove
in two runs and Luke Hochevar
pitched six solid innings to help the
Royals beat the Twins.
Hochevar (11-11) gave up two
runs on five hits in six innings.
Orioles 6, Rays 2
BALTIMORE — The Rays
missed an opportunity to gain
ground in the wild-card race, get-
ting only three hits over seven
innings against Jeremy Guthrie in
a loss to the Orioles.
The Rays took the field with a
chance to close within three games
of the Red Sox in the AL wild-card
hunt. Instead, Tampa Bay lost its
second straight to the last-place
Orioles.
Mariners 2, Yankees 1, 12
innings
SEATTLE — Luis Rodriguez
led off the bottom of the 12th
inning with a solo homer off New
York reliever Cory Wade and the
Mariners delayed Mariano Rivera’s
chase for the saves record.
Rodriguez, who doubled in his
previous two at-bats, golfed a 2-1
pitch from Wade (5-1) into the right
field seats and sent the Yankees off
to Toronto looking to get Rivera
career save No. 601 on Friday night
against the Blue Jays.
Seattle reliever Steve Delabar
(1-0), who was a substitute teacher
earlier during the baseball sea-
son before being signed by the
Mariners, earned his first major-
league victory.
Rangers’ Hamilton hits slam in 9-1 win over Indians
The Associated Press
BASEBALL
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los
Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt
will keep paying $225,000 per month to
his ex-wife but money once used toward
the mortgages of six luxurious homes will
come from a $1.1 million escrow account,
attorneys announced.
Attorneys for the former couple ham-
mered out a deal that called for McCourt
to pay temporary spousal support to Jamie
McCourt over the next couple of months.
He was paying an additional $412,159
a month for the mortgages of six homes
and a condominium,but that money will
now come from an account created after
the sale of a home near the Playboy
Mansion.
NEW YORK — Colorado Rockies
catcher Eliezer Alfonzo become the first
player suspended twice for performance-
enhancing drugs under the Major League
Baseball testing program when the com-
missioner’s office announced a 100-game
penalty.
Alfonzo, a 32-year-old backup in his
sixth big-league season, was suspended
for 50 games in April 2008 while a mem-
ber of the San Francisco Giants.
NFL
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago
Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has
left the team following the death of his
mother.
Urlacher’s mother, Lavoyda, died
unexpectedly at her home in Texas, the
team explained in releasing a statement
from their veteran leader.
“My first priority right now is to be
with my family as we mourn her loss and
make the arrangements to lay her to rest,”
Urlacher said. “This is a very difficult and
emotional time for us and I sincerely ask
that you respect our privacy.”
It wasn’t clear whether Urlacher
will be back for practice or in time for
Sunday’s game at New Orleans.
MINNEAPOLIS — Twenty-eight
former NFL players have filed a class-
action federal lawsuit against the NFL
Players Association, seeking at least $5
million in damages.
They’re alleging current players
interfered with negotiations on the new
collective bargaining agreement and kept
money from the retirees.
Attorney Shawn Stuckey said the
group includes 25 Pro Football Hall-of-
Famers and a player from every decade
since the 1940s. Former Minnesota defen-
sive end Carl Eller, an outspoken pro-
ponent of better retiree benefits, leads
the list.
The suit filed in Minneapolis also
names NFLPA DeMaurice Smith, New
England quarterback Tom Brady and for-
mer linebacker Mike Vrabel.
BASKETBALL
DENVER — Wilson Chandler will
have some company in China this season.
Fellow Denver Nuggets free agent J.R.
Smith is following him overseas.
Another teammate, Ty Lawson, is
taking his game abroad as well, electing
to play in Lithuania.
The NBA owners and players are
divided over a salary cap structure and
have made no significant progress in talks
to end the lockout.
SPORTS BRIEFS
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BREAKFAST
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Delphos Canal Days - 7:00 TO 11:30 AM
Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, & juice.
DONATION $6.00 CARRYOUTS AVAILABLE
B I N G O
FRIDAY....5-10 PM
SATURDAY...1-10 PM
Corner of Fifth & Main St.
Sponsored by the Delphos Optimist Club
Proceeds to provide for various projects for the youth of Delphos.
Delphos
Optimist
Club
AUTO DEALERS
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AUTO PARTS
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FINANCIAL
INSTITUTIONS
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FURNITURE
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GARAGE
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HARDWARE
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Interested sponsors
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AGRI-BUSINESS
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Pathfinders of Delphos 4-H Club had a good showing at the Van Wert County Fair. Kim
Schnipke, right, was the owner of the Grand Champion Market Steer this year. The 9-year
member of 4-H sold the steer to, from left, John Bonifas of C & J AgriService; Mary Beth
Gable of United Equity of Delphos; and Dave and Matt Allmandinger of Allmandinger
Farms. Fellow Pathfinder Kurt Hoersten is holding Schnipke’s trophy. Not shown is buyer
Dean Bowersock of Best One Tire of Delphos.
Pathfinders at the Van Wert County Fair
Photos submitted
Pathfinders did well in Swine and Steer categories. From left, CJ Mohr placed fourth in
drive for hogs; Kurt Hoersten showed a cross breed heifer calf; Jordan Miller took third in
Pen of Hens; Whitney Bates placed first in drive of hogs and first class in Show Steer; and
Kim Schnipke also had the Reserve Champion Born and Raised Steer and placed third in
Senior Showmanship in hogs.
Pathfinder
Ethan Culp
showed the
Reserve
Champion
Meat Pen
Chickens.
Brice Schulte of the Delphos Pathfinders was the
Senior Sheep Herdsman. Alex Bonifas shows chickens.
Karen Cline
shows her sheep.
Lillian
Hempfling of
the Delphos
Pathfinders
shows in
the Pee Wee
Division.
Pathfinder
Sophia Wilson has
the Grand Champion
Market Lamb.
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PUTNAM COUNTY
Kenneth E. Decker
and Eileen F. Decker,
parcel, Union township,
to Wanda J. Isabrandt.
Luella M. Schumaker
LE, Lot 9, Hidden
Timbers Sub., Ottawa,
to Diana L. Johnson and
Cynthia L. Schroeder.
William P.
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40.0 acres, Union
Township, to Kenneth
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Schumaker, Timothy M.
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Luella M. Schumaker,
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Schumaker, Timothy M.
Schumaker and Lynn A.
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Tomorrow’s
Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
Parents pay price
for daughter’s
drug abuse
Dear Annie: My sister,
“Ruth,” has struggled with
addiction to prescription med-
ication since high school. My
parents have been incredibly
supportive for the past eight
years. They helped her get
into rehabilitation programs,
paid for lawyers, car insur-
ance, health insurance and
food and they allow her to
live rent-free in their home.
This past spring, Ruth
finally finished
vocational school,
but instead of look-
ing for a job, she
spends every day
in her room playing
video games. She
doesn’t contribute
financially, nor
does she help with
basic household
chores. Recently,
she relapsed and
ended up back
in an outpatient
rehab program.
My parents are terrified
to throw her out for fear she
would (once again) attempt
suicide. They have tried giv-
ing her deadlines to finish
school, get a job and move
out, but she always manages
to manipulate my parents,
and the deadlines pass and
life goes on unchanged.
This has destroyed my
parents’ lives. My mother is
taking medication for anxi-
ety. My high-strung father
is so stressed out that he has
tantrums and screams in frus-
tration. They have both told
me they feel like prisoners in
their own home. As a result
of all the stress, my parents
are separating.
My mother thinks moving
out will encourage Ruth to do
the same. She also believes it
will show my father that she
will not tolerate his tantrums
anymore. I have begged my
parents to try counseling, but
they are both reluctant to do
so. I agree that Ruth needs
to be cut free and my father
needs to control his temper,
but I think Mom is going
about this the wrong way. I
worry she is making a vola-
tile situation worse. How do
I help my family? -- Witness
to a Powder Keg in Maine
Dear Witness: We think
your mother has had enough
and is looking for the escape
hatch. If your parents aren’t
interested in counseling,
please suggest they check
out Families Anonymous
(familiesanonymous.org) at
1-800-736-9805, Nar-Anon
(nar-anon.org) at 1-800-477-
6291 and Because I Love
You (bily.org).
Dear Annie: I am in my
early 50s and am a breast can-
cer survivor. Earlier this year,
I had some blood work done
and the results were ques-
tionable. Given my history,
I was nervous and called the
doctor’s office several times
and got no response. When
the staff finally answered
the phone, the receptionist
told me they had shut off
the phones because they were
watching the royal wedding.
Although my test results
turned out fine, I can’t get
over how unprofessional the
staff was. I haven’t said any-
thing to my doctor, but I have
an appointment next month.
Should I say something? --
Upset
Dear Upset: This was not
only unprofession-
al, but it also could
have put a patient
in jeopardy and the
doctor’s office at
risk for a lawsuit.
Tell the doctor,
“You know, when
I tried to call your
office last April, I
was surprised that
you allowed your
staff to turn off the
phones to watch
the royal wedding.
Thank heavens, it wasn’t an
emergency.” The doctor will
take it from there.
Dear Annie: The letter
from “Miserable,” whose
husband wasn’t interested
in her anymore, could have
been my story.
One day, my husband said
to me that our sex life was
finished. I asked what was
going on, I begged, plead-
ed, cried and yelled, but he
insisted there was nothing
wrong. Six years passed with
little touching and no sexual
activity at all. Finally, the
truth came out. He had been
having affairs.
My advice to any woman
who is experiencing this
same problem is to ask your
husband to get a checkup
and then buy a GPS track-
ing device to see where he
spends his time. We are now
in counseling, trying to piece
together our lost marriage. --
Any Woman, Anywhere
Annie’s Mailbox is written
by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy
Sugar, longtime editors of the
Ann Landers column.
Annie’s Mailbox
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THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2011
A couple of contacts you’ve
developed over the years might find
themselves in positions of importance
in the year ahead, and will be able
to help you out in new and exciting
ways. They’ll be happy to share the
wealth.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) --
You won’t go unnoticed, but just be
sure you’re attracting attention for all
the right reasons. Make certain you’re
not being too self-serving or merely
showing off.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
-- When it comes to an agreement
you’re attempting to facilitate, you
can expedite things by making some
minor concessions. Set the example;
you’ll get what you want.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)
-- Be careful not to lock horns if you
have to work in close proximity with
someone who, like yourself, has his or
her own way of doing things. Try to
be accommodating.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec.
21) -- This might be one of those days
when you could come off as being a
bit one-sided with others. If you see
something is amiss, adjust your scales
to restore proper balance.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
-- Before becoming unduly agitated
with anybody, total up this person’s
pros and cons. There’s a good chance
you will find more to praise than
condemn.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) -- If you hope to be successful,
your objectives must first be clearly
defined. If all you have are fuzzy
outlines, don’t start anything without
developing a game plan.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) --
It could turn out to be an expensive
recess, if on a whim you decide to
take a day off. There is likely to be an
opportunity awaiting you at work that
you won’t want to miss.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
-- Just because those who love you
tolerate your anger or outbursts,
it doesn’t give you license to vent
excessively. Get hold of yourself and
behave in a civil manner.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) --
Don’t be your own worst enemy and
read more into what people do or say
than intended. All you’ll do is make
yourself miserable by falsely thinking
that others harbor you ill will.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) --
Assess the cost in terms of time and
money before committing yourself to
a group involvement. If the figures
look like they’re adding up to a hefty
sum, you might want to gracefully
bow out.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) --
Figure out if the reason why things
aren’t going too well for you lately
is simply due to poor timing, or
something far more serious. Get all
your ducks in a row before moving
forward.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Those
with whom you’re involved will
respond to you in the same manner
as you treat them. If you find them
likable, they’ll be gracious and
friendly to you. If you’re cool, expect
rejection.

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As Iraq pullback nears, US still at war
By REBECCA SANTANA
Associated Press
COS GARRY OWEN, Iraq — Soldiers at this base sleep with
their shoes on so they don’t cut their feet running under rocket
fire. Elsewhere in Iraq the tanks are being packed up, but here
they still serve in the hunt for insurgents. And when U.S. troops
hand out soccer balls to village children, Apache helicopters
circle above.
In a little more than 100 days, the U.S. military is supposed to
be gone from Iraq after a war, insurgency and occupation that has
stretched across nearly nine years. But in marshy southern Iraq,
where Shiite militancy runs strong, the war is still being waged.
At Contingency Operating Station Garry Owen, the last
American military base in the southern province of Maysan, Maj.
Steven Gventer spells out their doctrine: “You don’t want to be
soft and chewy. You want to be hard and prickly. And we are
hard and prickly at Garry Owen. ... focused on getting out and
aggressively trying to target bad guys.”
Garry Owen, named after the fabled U.S. Cavalry song, sits in
treacherous territory next to Iran, near weapons’ smuggling routes,
in a province whose governor views them as “occupiers.”
This territory, known most of 2011 as United States Division-
South on the military maps, plays a vital role in combating the
militias and protecting U.S. convoys heading south on their way
home. But the challenges they face hint at the wider problems still
facing Iraq and any residual American force that stays beyond the
Dec. 31 departure deadline.
To Americans who battled al-Qaida’s allies farther north, in
Mosul or Fallujah, southern Iraq promised to be quieter.
“When I was told I was going to USD-South I said ’USD-
South?’ What the heck happens in USD-South?”’ recalled Lt.
Col. Tim Brumfiel, Sr., who commands the 3rd Battalion, 8th
Cavalry Regiment, based at Fort Hood, Texas.
To him it was “a small blip on the radar screen.” But within
days of the troops’ arrival in February, the trouble started —
roadside bombs, 107 mm rockets, and a particularly lethal type
of rocket-propelled mortar.
In the southern marshes that straddle the Iraq-Iran border,
weapons smugglers slip past the water buffalo and reed huts to
easily elude the poorly paid and under-equipped Iraqi guards and
fan out across southern Iraq to supply Shiite militias.
Ties with Iran have always been close, and the governor of
Maysan is a follower of anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr,
which made for a frosty relationship with the newly arrived bat-
talion and left the Garry Owen base isolated and vulnerable.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is vulnerable too. He depends
on Sadrist support, but is negotiating with the U.S. about keeping
some American troops in Iraq beyond December — something
the Sadrists fiercely oppose. Then again, Iraqi nationalists look
with suspicion on perceived attempts by Iran to use allies like al-
Sadr to deepen their influence, especially in the south.
So when Brumfiel’s battalion arrived, it stepped into a fraught
situation and a mission that quickly changed.
The Americans had come with orders to train Iraqi security
forces. Instead, Brumfiel used more and more men and resources
battling Shiite militias. He brought in tanks, rarely used anymore
by American forces elsewhere in Iraq, because they could better
spot militants and scare them off.
The battalion also stepped up its presence around the base and
started patrolling deep into the marshes.
During a recent patrol, Lt. Lon McBride pointed out a 5-meter-
(15-foot-) deep crater caused by a misfired rocket. Insurgents had
set themselves up in a village house undeterred by an Iraqi check-
point about 100 meters (yards) away.
In July, when fire directed at the base more than doubled and
a U.S. soldier was killed, the U.S. military mounted a training
mission involving AC-130 gunships and Apache helicopters.
The show of force threw the local government into a “tizzy,” said
Brumfiel.
By DYLAN LOVAN
Associated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Dakota Meyer saved 36 lives from
an ambush in Afghanistan and the ex-Marine will collect the
nation’s highest military honor at the White House today. While
he is receiving the Medal of Honor, Meyer’s slain comrades will
be memorialized in hometown ceremonies at his request.
His hero’s moment was his darkest day. Meyer lost some of
his best friends the morning of Sept. 8, 2009, in far-off Kunar
Province.
Meyer charged through heavy insurgent gunfire on five
death-defying trips in an armored Humvee to save 13 Marines
and Army soldiers and another 23 Afghan troops pinned down
by withering enemy fire. Meyer personally killed at least eight
insurgents despite taking a shrapnel wound to one arm as he
manned the gun turret of the Humvee and provided covering fire
for the soldiers, according to the military.
In Afghanistan, Meyer was part of a security team supporting
a patrol moving into a village in the Ganjgal Valley on the day
of the ambush.
Meyer and the other Americans had gone to the area to train
Afghan military members when, suddenly, the village lights
went out and gunfire erupted. About 50 Taliban insurgents on
mountainsides and in the village had ambushed the patrol.
As the forward team took fire and called for air support that
wasn’t coming, Meyer, a corporal at the time, begged his com-
mand to let him head into the incoming fire to help.
Four times he was denied his request before Meyer and
another Marine, Staff Sgt. Juan Rodriguez-Chavez, jumped into
the Humvee and headed into the fray. For his valor, Rodriguez-
Chavez, a 34-year-old who hailed originally from Acuna,
Mexico, would be awarded the Navy Cross.
Ex-Marine gets Medal of Honor
Mortgage default warnings surge
LOS ANGELES (AP) —
Banks have stepped up their
actions against homeowners who
have fallen behind on their mort-
gage payments, setting the stage
for a fresh wave of foreclosures.
The number of U.S. homes
that received an initial default
notice — the first step in the
foreclosure process — jumped 33
percent in August from July, fore-
closure listing firm RealtyTrac
Inc. said today.
The increase represents a
nine-month high and the biggest
monthly gain in four years. The
spike signals banks are starting
to take swifter action against
homeowners, nearly a year after
processing issues led to a sharp
slowdown in foreclosures.
“This is really the first time
we’ve seen a significant increase
in the number of new foreclosure
actions,” said Rick Sharga, a senior
vice president at RealtyTrac. “It’s
still possible this is a blip, but I
think it’s much more likely we’re
seeing the beginning of a trend
here.”
Foreclosure activity began to
slow last fall after problems sur-
faced with the way many lenders
were handling foreclosure paper-
work, namely shoddy mortgage
paperwork comprising several
shortcuts known collectively as
robo-signing.
Many of the nation’s larg-
est banks reacted by temporarily
ceasing all foreclosures, re-filing
previously filed foreclosure cases
and revisiting pending cases to
prevent errors.
Other factors have also
worked to stall the pace of new
foreclosures this year. The pro-
cess has been held up by court
delays in states where judges play
a role in the foreclosure process,
a possible settlement of govern-
ment probes into the industry’s
mortgage-lending practices, and
lenders’ reluctance to take back
properties amid slowing home
sales.
A pickup in foreclosure activ-
ity also means a potentially faster
turnaround for the U.S. housing
market. Experts say a revival
isn’t likely to occur as long as
there remains a glut of potential
foreclosures hovering over the
market.
Foreclosures weigh down
home values and create uncer-
tainty among would-be home-
buyers who fret over prospects
that prices may further decline
as more foreclosures hit the
market. There are about 3.7 mil-
lion more homes in some stage
of foreclosure now than there
would be in a normal housing
market, according to Citi ana-
lyst Josh Levin.
Ban proposed on electronic cigarettes on planes
WASHINGTON (AP) —
The Obama administration on
Wednesday proposed banning
the use of electronic cigarettes
on airline flights, saying there
is concern the smokeless ciga-
rettes may be harmful.
“Airline passengers have
rights, and this new rule
would enhance passenger
comfort and reduce any con-
fusion surrounding the use of
electronic cigarettes in flight,”
Transportation Secretary Ray
LaHood said in a statement.
The ban would clarify
an existing Transportation
Department rule prohibiting
smoking cigarettes or similar
products on airline flights.
The proposal would apply
to all domestic airline flights,
as well as scheduled flights
of U.S. and foreign carriers
to and from the U.S. The
department is also consider-
ing whether to extend the ban
to charter flights.
E-cigarettes, as they are
popularly called, are designed
to deliver nicotine or other
substances to the smoker in
the form of a vapor. They are
powered by small lithium ion-
batteries. Industry officials
say there is no possible harm
to the public from their use.
“Everybody knows that
when you are smoking on an
airplane that’s an absolutely
a no-no. But this is not smok-
ing. This is vaping,” said Ray
Story, CEO of the Tobacco
Vapor Electronic Cigarette
Association.
The Transportation
Department is “asking for
something that makes zero
sense because this product
emits nothing,” Story said. “I
don’t think the masses have
been educated enough to
know this isn’t smoking.”
The department said there
is a lack of scientific data and
knowledge of the ingredients
in e-cigarettes. The Air Force
surgeon general issued a mem-
orandum last year warning that
one sample tested by the Food
and Drug Administration con-
tained diethylene glycol, a toxic
chemical used in antifreeze,
and other samples contained
cancer-causing agents. The
surgeon general also cautioned
commanders that e-cigarette
cartridges are replaceable and
could be used to deliver sub-
stances other than nicotine.
Several states have taken
steps to ban either the sale or
use of electronic cigarettes.
Amtrak has banned the use of
electronic smoking devices on
trains and in any area where
smoking is prohibited. The
U.S. Navy has banned elec-
tronic cigarettes below decks
in submarines.
Answers to Wednesday’s questions:
The first professional sports mascot — the San Diegeo
Padres Chicken — made his debut in 1974.
If you visit Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, at Christmas,
you might see “putzes.” Putzes are a type of nativ-
ity scene. The name was used by the early Moravian
Christians who settled the area in the 1700s.
Today’s questions:
Who was involved in an all-night wrestling match in
the Bible?
Did famous bird painter John Audubon really love
birds?
Answers in Friday’s Herald.
Today’s words:
Fulgurous: producing lightning-like flashes
Soceraphobia: fear or dislike of parents-in-law
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