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By ANDY BROWNFIELD Associated Press COLUMBUS — A former Democratic congressman and a Republican state senator went before residents Tuesday night in the first statewide televised debate on a law that limits the collective bargaining abilities of hundreds of thousands of public employees, trying to appeal to voters who’ll decide its fate in two weeks. Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Eckart represented We Are Ohio, a union-back coalition working to kill the union bill. The former Clevelandarea congressman invoked his hometown, calling GOP Gov. John Kasich’s move to restrict collective bargaining rights after campaigning on reducing the power of teachers unions “a pivot that would have been worthy of a LeBron James move.” Republican state Sen. Keith Faber said the goal of the law isn’t to attack unions but rather to help struggling


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After an Allen County Sheriff’s Office prostitution sting in late August netted the arrest of Ottawa Mayor Kenneth Maag, he stepped down from office and will now spend several days behind bars. Maag was found guilty Tuesday, having pleaded no contest, been fined $250 and sentenced to 30 days in jail but 20 were suspended and one served. Therefore, Maag will spend 10 days at the justice center after 19 years in public office ended in disgrace. His sentence begins Monday. Maag was arrested on Aug. 29, along with Jackson Center High School girls basketball coach Gregg Gooding, at a Lima motel.

“This is not an attack on government workers ... this is simply about a math problem.”
— Senator Keith Faber local governments better deal with their budgets during periods of declining revenue. Faber, the son of a unionized highway patrolman and a nurse, said Republicans are trying to protect the values instilled by his parents. “This is not an attack on government workers ... this is simply about a math problem,” he said. Among other changes, the law limits the collective bargaining abilities of more than 350,000 teachers, firefighters, police officers and other public employees. Workers could

negotiate on wages but not on their pensions or health care benefits. The law also bans public worker strikes, scraps binding arbitration and eliminates teacher step increases. Voters will decide its fate on the November ballot. The debaters framed it as a battle between taxpayers and public workers. Faber said a yes vote on state Issue 2 — to protect the union law — would put taxpayers on a level playing field with public employees. He argued that public workers get automatic raises and guaranteed-for-life pensions while the median household income in Ohio was growing slower than public employee salaries. “It’s important to put taxpayers at the table,” Faber told reporters after the debate. Eckart disagreed, saying it was taking away workers’ place at the table. See UNION, page 12

Police Chief Kyle Fittro delivered a drug talk Tuesday afternoon at Jefferson High School. He gave teachers an overview of various narcotics and tips of what to look for concerning drug trends.

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Police chief arms teachers with knowledge for drug war
BY MIKE FORD DELPHOS — Drug trends in recent years have brought about a mix of old and new. In Delphos, heroin has resurfaced and pharmaceutical drugs make the top of the list next to it. Police Chief Kyle Fittro encourages anyone who has been prescribed pain medication not to store them in the bathroom, where family members, friends and other visitors can gain access to them. He also said it is wise for diabetics to keep syringes hidden. Though the home is often a place where the war on drugs can be won or lost, it is not the only front line. Fittro delivered a drug talk Tuesday to Jefferson High School teachers as part of the school’s professional development program. The chief said teachers should be Most concerned with being able to identify drugs, drug paraphernalia, drug slang and trends. The school’s drug policy prohibits students from possessing any drug, including all over-the-counter medications. If anything is to be taken during the school day, the procedure is for parents to fill out paperwork and the medication to be stored in the school office. Nonetheless, it’s a good idea for teachers to know what drugs look like. “Teachers need to be able to identify drugs, so if they see any particular items, they know what they’re dealing with. There are some types of drugs and paraphernalia that you wouldn’t know what you have unless you’re already familiar with them,” he said. Heroin and the pain medications Oxycontin and Vicotin are the most heavily-abused drugs in Delphos. “Heroin and pain pills are about all we’re seeing. We’re seeing more weed than anything with kids who

Relay team sets bake sale

The First Federal Bank Relay for Life Team will hold a Halloween Bake Sale on Friday in the main lobby. The proceeds will benefit the 2012 Relay for Life.

Student stabs bus driver

The Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a stabbing that took place Tuesday on a school bus. At approximately 12:44 p.m. in the area of I-75 and St. John’s Road, a Shawnee Local Schools bus was traveling southbound when one of the three students on board got up and stabbed the driver with an object media reports indicate was a pencil. The student grabbed the steering wheel and jerked the bus to the side of the road, striking an embankment before coming to rest. The driver was transported to Lima Memorial Health System with nonlife-threatening injuries and one of the other students was transported to St. Rita’s Medical Center for precautionary observation. The suspect left the scene and was captured a few hours later; his name is not being released because he is a minor.

“Teachers need to be able to identify drugs, so if they see any particular items, they know what they’re dealing with. There are some types of drugs and paraphernalia that you wouldn’t know what you have unless you’re already familiar with them.”
— Kyle Fittro, Delphos Police Chief are 13-15 or 16 but with those a little older, 18, 19 and up, it’s heroin and pain pills that are dominant. A lot of people call heroin ‘boy’ or ‘H’,” he said. “Slang is nearly impossible to keep up with because it changes and is insider language but ‘boy’ and ‘H’ are two of the more common names for heroin; they used to call it ‘boy’ and cocaine ‘girl.’ In the towns that surround Lima, you can’t get cocaine to save your life — powder and crack, which used to be the big one a few years ago. You couldn’t find heroin to save your life but now, that and pain pills are about all you can buy.” Approximately 25 educators and community members attended. Fittro passed around examples of confiscated narcotics, pipes and other tools. He touched on a range of drugs and trends, including “bath salts,” synthetic mariSee DRUGS, page 12

Students build character with NED
BY NANCY SPENCER give up; Encourage others; and Do your best. Garland weaved his story of how NED didn’t want to attend the assembly because he wanted to goof off. When NED took off, he was chased by aliens and ended up in Great Britain and then France before he realized he needed to do the right thing and attend the assembly to bring the group his message. Students were drawn into the story by providing sound

Annette Klausing sports her balloon hat made by The NED Show presenter Gary Garland Monday afternoon at St. John’s Elementary.

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DELPHOS —What happens when yo-yos and a positive message collide? The NED Show. Students in grades K-6 at St. John’s Elementary Schools were treated to the character-building program Monday afternoon. Yo-Yo performer Gary Garland and his cartoon friend, NED, Delphos Tri-County brought the message: Never Wrestling holding sign-ups An informational meeting and sign-ups for the Delphos Tri-County Wrestling Club will be held 6 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Delphos Eagles. The club is open to wrestlers age 7 thru 12. Any quesBY MIKE FORD tions, please contact Brent Binkley at 419-235-7919.


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affects for the aliens and watching Garland’s yo-yo tricks. Eleven-year-old Annette Klausing assisted Garland and was rewarded with a balloon hat and a yo-yo with a harness. NED was created by Arne Dixon, founder of All for Kidz, Inc. Dixon and his team turned the NED acronym into a character and developed a story that teaches the three traits while captivating students with yo-yo tricks.

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DELPHOS — The Delphos Police Department has received tips of a scam attempting to steal money from local businesses. Chief Kyle Fittro says it has taken place by telephone and purports to represent the department’s charity efforts. “The caller claims they are from the Delphos Police Department Child Safety Organization and are requesting donations to help the Delphos area youth,” he said. “This is false. The Delphos Police Department is not affiliated with this group and does not solicit money over the phone. “The caller is trying to sound like they are with The National Child Safety Council. They are trying to camouflage the scam by acting as if they are affiliated with this legitimate group. They are not.” Fittro explains how the

department requests charitable contributions: “We are affiliated with the National Child Safety Council and do solicit donations via a letter sent to local businesses once a year around this time. This solicitation always comes in the form of a letter that’s in a Delphos Police Department envelope and on Delphos Police Department letterhead with my signature on the bottom. The National Child Safety Council is a legitimate organization and does good things for the Delphos youth. We have been affiliated with them for decades and encourage business owners to donate,” he said. Fittro stresses that if anyone receives a call asking for donations on behalf of the Delphos Police Department, it is not sanctioned by the department and is a scam. No donations should be made and the department should be notified immediately.

Delphos Police Chief Kyle J. Fittro, left, and Assistant Chief Sgt. Dave Clark, right, were recently sworn in as deputies to the U.S. Marshal Service by Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Steven G. Miller. Officer Ben Becker (not in photo), assigned to the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force, was also sworn in. BY MIKE FORD with a swearing-in ceremony. Clark said it’s common Chief Kyle Fittro, for the federal agency to Assistant Chief Dave Clark look to regional task forces TOLEDO — The United and Officer Ben Becker will when preparing to have extra States Marshal Service makes be assigned as needed to manpower to call upon as it a regular practice to get the U.S. Marshals Northern needed. feet on the ground in areas Ohio Violent Fugitive Task “A lot of the West Central across the country by coordi- Force to assist the Marshals Ohio Crime Task Force nating with local law enforce- Federal Task Force in execut- members are sworn in as spement. Three officials with the ing arrest warrants or search cial deputies and assigned to Delphos Police Department warrants as directed by the renewed their vows Monday U.S. Marshal Service. See MARSHAL, page 12

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Secrets of long life sought in DNA of the elderly
By MALCOLM RITTER The Associated Press NEW YORK — George Eberhardt turned 107 last month, and scientists would love to know how he and other older folks like him made it that far. So he’s going to hand over some of his DNA. He’s one of 100 centenarians taking part in a project announced today that will examine some of the oldest citizens with one of the newest scientific tools: whole-genome sequencing, the deciphering of a person’s complete collection of DNA. Scientists think DNA from very old healthy people could offer clues to how they lived so long. And that could one day lead to medicines to help the rest of us stay disease-free longer. By the time you reach, say, 105, “it’s very hard to get there without some genetic advantages,” says Dr. Thomas Perls, a geriatrics expert at Boston University. Perls is helping find centenarians for the Archon Genomics X Prize competition. The X Prize Foundation, best known for a spaceflight competition, is offering $10 million in prize money to researchers who decipher the complete DNA code from 100 people older than 100. The contest will be judged on accuracy, completeness and the speed and cost of sequencing. The contest is a relaunch of an older competition with a new focus on centenarians, and it’s the second sequencing project involving the elderly to be announced this month. Genome pioneer J. Craig Venter says the centenarian project is just a first step in revealing the genetic secrets of a long and healthy life. “We need 10,000 genomes, not 100, to start to understand the link between genetics, disease and wellness,” said Venter, who is co-chairing the X Prize contest. The 107-year-old Eberhardt of Chester, N.J., played and taught tennis until he was 94. He said he’s participating in the X Prize project because he’s interested in science and technology. It’s not clear his genes will reveal much. Nobody else in his extended family reached 100, and he thinks only a couple reached 90, he said in a telephone interview. So why does he think he lived so long? He credits 70 years of marriage to his wife, Marie. She in turn cites his “intense interest in so many things” over a lifetime, from building radios as a child to pursuing a career in electronics research. But scientists believe there’s more to it, and they want to use genome sequencing to investigate. Dr. Richard Cawthon of the University of Utah, who is seeking longevity genes by other means, says it may turn up genetic features that protect against multiple diseases or that slow the process of aging in general. Protective features of a centenarian’s DNA can even overcome less-than-ideal lifestyles, says Dr. Nir Barzilai of the Albert Einstein College of

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High temperature Tuesday in Delphos was 67 degrees, low was 41. Rainfall was recorded at .14 inch. High a year ago today was 74, low was 52. Record high for today is 84, set in 1963. Record low is 21, set in 1942. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press TONIGHT: Rain. Lows in the lower 40s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent. THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy. Rain likely in the morning. Then chance of rain in the afternoon. Cooler. Highs in the mid 40s. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. THURSDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows in the lower 30s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. FRIDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds around 10 mph. FRIDAY NIGHT, SATURDAY: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. SUNDAY, MONDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s. Lows in the upper 30s. MONDAY NIGHT, TUESDAY: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.

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Tearful nurse testifies about warning to Jackson
By LINDA DEUTSCH The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A sometimes tearful nurse testified Tuesday that her efforts to save Michael Jackson from the drug he craved for sleep were rebuffed by the star who insisted he needed the powerful anesthetic that eventually killed him. Cherilyn Lee, a nurse practitioner who tried to shift Jackson to holistic sleep aids in the months before he died, said the singer told her Dipravan, a brand name for propofol, was the only thing that would knock him out and induce the sleep he needed. He told Lee he had experienced the drug once during surgery. Lee almost didn’t testify. She sat down in the witness box then said she felt dizzy before starting to cry. “This is just very sensitive for me,” she explained. Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor had her taken to another room to rest, and she returned 20 minute later saying she felt better. She became tearful again while testifying that she had warned Jackson not to take the drug. The day was also marked by poignant testimony from the head of AEG, the concert giant that planned Jackson’s ill-fated “This Is It” shows in London. Randy Phillips, the company president and chief executive officer who first proposed the concert to Jackson,

Medicine in New York. His own study of how centenarians live found that “as a group, they haven’t done the right things.” Many in the group he studied were obese or overweight. Many were smokers, and few exercised or followed a vegetarian diet. His oldest participant, who died this month just short of her 110th birthday, smoked for 95 years. “She had genes that protected her against the environment,” Barzilai said. One of her sisters died at 102, and one of her brothers is 105 and still manages a hedge fund. Earlier this month, Scripps Health of San Diego announced a different genome project involving the elderly. The Scripps Wellderly Study will receive the complete genomes of 1,000 people age 80 and older from a sequencing company. A complete genome reveals not only genes but also other DNA that’s responsible for regulating genes. It’s “the full monty,” showing DNA elements that are key for illness and health, says Dr. Eric Topol, who heads the Wellderly Study. Participants in that study have an average age of 87 and range up to 108, and they’ve never had diabetes, heart disease or cancer, or any neurological disease. “Why are these people Teflon-coated?” Topol asked. “Why don’t they get disease?” The ability to turn out lots of complete genomes is “the new-new thing” in trying to find out, he said.

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said the star was excited and committed to restarting his career in London, where he could settle down with his children on a country estate “so they wouldn’t be living as vagabonds.” “It was emotional,” said Phillips. “I cried.” “Did he cry?” asked defense attorney Ed Chernoff. “Yes,” Phillips said softly. Lee told of coming into Jackson’s life at the beginning of 2009 and leaving just before Dr. Conrad Murray arrived. Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and is accused of giving Jackson a fatal dose of the drug Lee would not give him. Lee recalled a meeting with the superstar at his rented mansion two months before his death. “He was sitting very close to me,” she said. “He looked at me and said, ’I have a lot of difficulty sleeping. I’ve tried a lot of things and I need something that will make me fall asleep right away. I need Dipravan.” Lee had never heard of the drug but did research and later told Jackson it was too dangerous to use in a home.

A special thank you from all of us in The Delphos Ladies Club, to all who made our “Womanless Beauty Pageant “ fundraiser a very fun and successful evening. Special thanks to our contestants. Rev Dave Howell, Mayor Mike Gallmeier, Eric Schier, Brad Metzger, Jeff Schwieterman, Brandon Osting and Eric Fritz. You “girls” showed a side of you which will not be soon forgotten. We couldn’t have done it without your beauty, charm and talent. Thanks to Rick Dienstberger for the music and to Kyle Fittro for being our emcee for the evening. We live in a gracious community filled with people willing to help out a great cause, you are all greatly appreciated. Thank You, Corn: Amy Zalar Wheat: Delphos Ladies Club Beans:


Dec. 22, 1938-Oct. 18, 2011 Suzanne Marie Pothast, age 72, of Mankato, Minn., died Oct. 18 at Keystone Communities of Mankato. She was born on Dec. 22, 1938, in Delphos to Bernard and Ruth (Haunhorst) Kill. She was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Robert Pothast, on Nov. 28, 1959, in Delphos. He survives in Mankato. Survivors also include eight children, Mark (Irina) Pothast of Kazakhstan, Ben (Lori) Pothast of Lake Zurich, Ill., Laura Pothast of Pine City, Minn., Kay (Beth) Pothast of Chicago, Ill., David (Cheryl) Pothast of Toronto, Canada, Matt (Rachel) Pothast of Park Ridge, Ill., Andy (Jenny) Pothast of Sheboygan, Wis., and Mike (Sarah) Pothast of Duluth, Minn.; nine grandsons and one granddaughter; two brothers, Robert (Pat) Kill of South Bend, Ind. and Denny (Marlene) Kill of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Linda (Gene) Hilvers and Cindy (Denny) Elwer of Delphos; also many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Pothast was a 1956 graduate of St. John’s High School and received training at St. Rita’s School of Nursing in Lima. She was a homemaker for her family. Following their move to Mankato in 1986, Sue volunteered for the Immanuel - St. Joseph Hospice Program. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and enjoyed reading, flowers and gardening, and following her children and grandchildren’s activities. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Mankato, the Rev. John Kunz officiating. Memorials are preferred to Mayo Clinic Health System - Mankato Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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A girl, Emily Ann, was born Oct. 20 to Ryan and Kristie Jones. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 inches long. She is welcomed hone by big sisters Lauren and Abigail. Grandparents are Bob and Deb Jones and Perry and Shirley Wiltsie.


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Kasich visits Lima, talks jobs
BY MIKE FORD LIMA — Ohio Governor John Kasich rallied with the Allen County Republican Party Monday night at the University of Northwestern Ohio Event Center but first paid a visit to members of the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce. Kasich bounced between a great range of topics before business owners at the Shawnee Country Club. He opened his remarks by focusing on what may be the state’s most pressing issue — jobs. “We’ve had 400,000 jobs lost in the last four years — more jobs lost in any state except for California and Michigan. How’s that possible? We live in Ohio, you know? Worst state in America, except for Michigan and California,” he said. “One-third of college graduates leave the state after three years — that’s our seed corn. The young people; you don’t have any future.” “Our entrepreneurs, the best and the brightest, when it comes time for them to cash in some of what they’ve built up over their lifetime, they pay capital gain taxes at 15 percent at the federal level but if they live in Florida, they pay a total of 15 percent but if they live in Ohio, they pay 21 percent. Which would you rather pay to the government? These are great issues. If you want to meet an Ohio job creator, you go to Naples, Fla.” Kasich went on to connect job loss with the state’s budget deficit. “I come in and we’ve got this $8 billion hole. So, I said we weren’t going to raise taxes. People said that’s not possible. The reason we couldn’t raise taxes is if you want to bring jobs to a place, you can’t bring them there if your costs are high. If your costs are high, they will go to where their costs are low. I know this — not just from being in business for 10 years but I also know it because we have to negotiate agree-


OTTOVILLE — Ottoville Village Council heard a proposal presentation by representatives from Graybar Electric Co. to outfit the Municipal Building, fire and police departments with new light fixtures at Tuesday’s meeting. Other business included approving payments to MW Trailers of $44 for steel tubing; $16,525.52 to JDR Excavating for work rendered on Church Street which came in $11,756 under budget due to efficiencies gained such as cutting instead of digging tree stumps out; and $127,268.85 to Hoehnbrink for the Fifth Street renovation. The fire protection agreement with Monterey, Jackson and Perry townships and Van Wert County was unanimously renewed for another three years based on an agreed upon percentages of the total cost. A 5.96 percent health insurance increase for Council members via Medical Mutual was unanimously approved. Also discussed were establishing fines for pet waste and unauthorized vehicles on State Route 224.

company is expected to bring a new 6-cylinder engine production line to the Lima Ford Engine Plant in 2012 that will provide several-hundred new jobs to the area. He also talked about balancing the budget, “killing” the so-called death tax and the late Steve Jobs firing 3,000 people when he took over at Apple. Kasich said Ohio has not had to do that because the state has reduced work forces through retiring and attrition.

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For those dreaming of becoming an “idol,” Ohio has the contest for them. Ohio Idol, a statewide singing competition modeled after the national brand, is exclusively for residents of Ohio 12 and older. Contestants will compete to win $10,000 in cash and a recording contract. The official website,, launches today. The Ohio Idol competition will consist of three rounds of auditions. The first round will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on June 9. During the first round, everyone who registers will have the opportunity to sing in front a panel of professional judges from the music industry. The top 100 will be invited to audition in the second round to be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on July 7-8. The auditions will be held in front of a live audience, and contestants may perform to music. The live finale will be held on the main Celeste Center stage at the Ohio State Fair as part of the fair’s annual concert entertainment line-up. The top 10 finalists will have an opportunity to perform live on stage in front of thousands, competing for the $10,000 grand prize and a recording contract. The top five finalists will then spend the next year touring and performing around the state. Those who wish to compete must fulfill the following criteria: • Must be 12 years of age or older by June 9, 2012 • Must be a resident of Ohio. Proof of residency required. • Must not be under contract with record company or management at time of competition. Registering by visiting and hit the Register to Audition button. Contestants may register online or by mail. Also on the site are official rules, contest specifics, judges’ information and special early registration promotions.

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Governor John Kasich talks jobs at the Shawnee Country Club Monday evening. ments with companies that are thinking of coming here and they never said ‘raise my costs, please.’ They always say ‘what are you going to give me so I can reduce my costs so I can be more successful?’ So, raising taxes is not an option,” Kasich said. The governor went on to comment on creating a leadership team that can think creatively, using long-term care as an example. “Some people need to be in nursing homes but what we said is if mom and dad qualify for a nursing home but want to stay in their own home, they should be able to. By the way, it’s a fifth of the cost. That’s a philosophy of providing a better product at a lower price. That always works,” he said. “Now, we have adequate funding for the nursing homes and we’re also promoting community and home health care at a fifth of the cost. Someone’s shaking their head; that’s because we’re involved in change now. Change is hard. People don’t want to think differently but we’re getting there.” Kasich briefly touched on a litany of subjects from prisons to school vouchers. He said he and his Republican friends in the general assembly have made 60,000 school vouchers available over the next two years. Huffman’s House bill that would change the program’s criteria has not been approved by both chambers and signed into law. Kasich talked about various projects from The Dannon Company planting the third largest yogurt-producing facility in the world in Minster; Marathon Petroleum Corporation remaining in Findlay; and Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers moving it’s home offices back to Dublin from Atlanta. Kasich said he has visited and is in “constant communication” with the “big three” auto manufacturers in Detroit. Kasich said Ford Motor Corporation recognizes his efforts to make Ohio more business-friendly but the matter is difficult. The


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The Marion Township Trustees held their regular schedule meeting on Monday at the Marion Township Office with the following members present: Howard Violet and Jerry Gilden, The purpose of the meeting was to pay bills and conduct ongoing business. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read. The trustees then reviewed the bills and gave approval for 16 checks totaling $8,354.69. Dale Jostpille was present questioning the status of a tile along Evans Road. Road foreman Elwer said he checked the tile and it appears to be plugged. He will try cleaning it and if this doesn’t work it will need replaced. Road Foreman Elwer reported the road and sign inventory for October has been completed. The crossover on Handle Road is done but not paved. The water issue

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He asked the trustees for a resolution to transfer monies within the General and Road and Bridge Accounts. Trustees Gilden offered the resolution which was seconded by Trustee Violet. Trustee Violet received a call regarding a possible issue with the Auglaize River south of State Road. He will contact the Allen County Engineers office regarding this. There being no further business a motion to adjourn by Trustee Gilden was seconded by Trustee Violet and passed unanimously.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

“Without a song, each day would be a century.” — Mahalia Jackson (1911-1972).

Government job losses a growing drag on recovery
BY TOM RAUM Associated Press WASHINGTON — Conservative Republicans have long clamored for government downsizing. They’re starting to get it — by default. Crippled by plunging tax revenues, state and local governments have shed over a half million jobs since the recession began in December 2007. And, after adding jobs early in the downturn, the federal government is now cutting them as well. States cut 49,000 jobs over the past year and localities 210,000, according to an analysis of Labor Department statistics. There are 30,000 fewer federal workers now than a year ago — including 5,300 Postal Service jobs canceled last month. By contrast, private-sector jobs have increased by 1.6 million over the past 12 months. But the state, local and federal job losses have become a drag on efforts to nudge the nation’s unemployment rate down from its painfully high 9.1 percent. The economy has been expanding, at least modestly, since the middle of 2009. And state and local governBy JIM ABRAMS Associated Press ments are usually engines of job growth during recoveries. But not now, said economist Heidi Shierholz of the laboraligned Economic Policy Institute. “The public sector didn’t start to lose jobs right away. But then it did as the budget crunch really hit. State governments are not allowed to run deficits. So the private sector is expanding while the public sector is shedding jobs — to the tune of 35,000 jobs a month,” she said. President Barack Obama sought to ease the crunch by including $35 billion to prevent layoffs of police, firefighters and teachers in his $447 billion jobs package. But that big bill hit a GOP wall in Congress. Efforts to pass what Obama called “bite-sized pieces” of the big bill have stalled, too. Republicans don’t want to swallow them, regardless the serving size. Senate Republicans blocked the $35 billion installment late last week when Democratic leaders called it up as stand-alone legislation. The dynamic is already reverberating through the gathering presidential campaign cycle, with Republicans making an issue out what

One Year Ago • Early Saturday morning at Garfield Park, a group of volunteers from around the area worked together to pour 2,000 square feet of concrete for a sidewalk and slab to make way for the new charcoal grill which will be put in next week. All money for the project was raised during this year’s Marbletown Festival. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • Junior fullback-linebacker Tony Closson put on a spectacular show offensively and defensively as Jefferson whipped Paulding 42-6 Friday night at Stadium Park to clinch a share of the Northwest Conference championship. • Walterick-Hemme Post 3035, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 213 W. Fourth St., is celebrating the expansion of their facility today with a dinner and dance this evening for members. The post was instituted June 6, 1934, in rooms above Mox Garage, now the site of Van Dyne Crotty on Main Street. The post was named after Claude Walterick and George Hemme of Delphos. Both were killed in France during World War I. • St. John’s punting problems set up two short Minster touchdown drives as the Wildcats pinned a 20-8 loss on the Blue Jays Friday night at Minster. St. John’s falls to 1-8 overall and 0-5 in the conference. St. John’s will end its season Friday night at Coldwater. 50 Years Ago — 1961 • Gov. Michael V. DiSalle will speak Wednesday night at the annual banquet of the Tri-county Democratic Club in the Legion home on State Street. Gov. DiSalle is expected to discuss his legislative program for which he has pledged to fight even though he has announced that he will not be a candidate for re-election. • Mr. and Mrs. Herman T. Dienstberger have just returned from a trip to the National Canvas Manufacturing Association Convention held at the Statler Hilton Hotel in Boston. Mr. Dienstberger is the owner of the Delphos Awning Shop, 705 ½ W. Fifth St. • Delphos Council Knights of Columbus has scheduled its annual Halloween party for Oct. 28 in the council club rooms. As in past years masquerade costumes are optional. Prizes will be awarded for the costumes worn. Later in the evening dancing will be enjoyed with the Variety Trio of Fort Wayne, Ind., providing the music.

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75 Years Ago — 1936 • Maude’s Restaurant, owned and operated by Maude Judkins and son, William, will be moved from its present location at the corner of Main and Fifth streets to the Mox Building on East Fifth Street, just east of the Raabe Motor Sales. The restaurant was forced to move from its present location in the former Kollsmith Building. The building will be torn down and the Standard Oil Company will erect a super-service station. • The Jefferson High School varsity basketball team has started intensive practice to be in shape for the opening game of the season to be played here Nov. 13. The team this year will consist of Jack Adams, Don May and Don Seymour, all seniors; Ronald Ridenour, Gilbert Peltier, David Morgan, Neil Leininger, Omar Erickson, John Warren and Richard Newton, all juniors; and Clark Thompson, sophomore. • A large number of Delphos people will go to Lima Saturday night to attend the Allen County Democratic Ball which will be staged at Memorial Hall. Prizes will be awarded WASHINGTON — On to the couple wearing costumes that best depict the depression perfectly beautiful days such of 1932 and to the couple that best represents the prosperity as these, it is impossible to of 1936. conceive of conflict. How, I’ve often wondered, do soldiers muster the psychic energy necessary to inflict and suffer injury on an autumn or spring day when sitting in a breezy sun shaft is so much more compelling — and sensible? Within this same daydream, I’ve often thought that piping music into areas of conflict would be more effective than daisy cutters. How does one decide to decimate civilians with lethal gas while listening to the Drifters singing “Up on the Roof”? Or “Under the Boardwalk”? It is impossible to hear such tunes and sustain a bad mood much less a bloodbath. Try staying mad while singing. Go on, do it. “When this old world starts getting me down ...” OK, fine, so you can’t sing. But you should. It’s good for you. We start out in life skipping and singing and before long we’re shuffling and whining. And picking fights, pillaging and, less dramatically, drawing partisan lines in cement. That’s working out so well. Enter Robert Davi, the actor best known as drug lord Franz Sanchez in “License to Kill,” who apparently has been

TOLEDO (AP) — Joe the Plumber is plunging into politics because he thinks it’s about time America had a few mechanics, bricklayers and, yes, plumbers in Congress. Samuel “Joe” Wurzelbacher was thrust into the political spotlight after questioning Barack Obama about his economic policies during the 2008 presidential campaign. He officially launched his campaign for Congress in Ohio on Tuesday night. Wurzelbacher said he’s running as a Republican in Ohio’s 9th U.S. House district, a seat now held by Marcy Kaptur, the longest-serving Democratic woman in the House. She’s expected to face a primary challenge from Rep. Dennis Kucinich after Ohio’s redrawn congressional map combined their two districts into one that appears heavily tilted toward Democrats. Wurzelbacher has become an icon for many anti-establishment conservatives and has traveled the country speaking at tea party rallies and conservative gatherings since becoming a household name. “Americans deserve all kinds of people representing them,” he said. “Not just an elite, ruling class.” He said he’s seeking office because he’s seen too many people forced out of their homes and leave Ohio because of the poor economy. “All I’m asking for is a fair shake,” he said. Wurzelbacher insisted that he’s not trying to capitalize on his fame. “I’ve been Joe the Plumber for three years now,” Wurzelbacher said. “I haven’t made millions of dollars off it.” Republicans who recruited him to run in what is a bluecollar district stretching from Toledo to Cleveland think his fame will help bring in enough money to mount a serious challenge. He set up a website to raise money within the last week.

Lawmakers seek tougher stance on China trade
WASHINGTON — House lawmakers united Tuesday in demanding that the administration do more to stop China’s “predatory” trade practices that have devastated American industries and put Americans out of work. They differed on whether Congress should act on legislation to punish China for keeping its currency artificially low. There’s a “need to provide a sense of urgency” on the China issue, said Michigan Rep. Sander Levin, the top Democrat on the Ways and Means Committee. There’s a tendency, he told administration officials at a committee hearing, to “shrug shoulders or find excuses for inaction. Neither is satisfactory for the people of this country.” Both Republicans and Democrats pressed the officials on what steps they are taking to reduce China’s $273 billion trade surplus last year, its theft of intellectual property, its subsidies for Chinese industries and its undervalued currency that helps keep Chinese exports cheaper and U.S. exports to China more expensive. But several GOP lawmakers also joined the administration in expressing reservations about legislation, passed in the Senate two weeks ago, that would threaten China with higher tariffs if China’s doesn’t realign its currency. “Some in Congress focus on legislation to address currency manipulation as if it were a silver bullet,” said committee chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich. “In doing so, they miss the many issues we have with China.” The White House has kept its distance from the Senatepassed bill, which opponents warn could set off a trade war with the Chinese. Treasury undersecretary for international affairs Lael Brainard fielded numerous questions about currency legislation by saying that the administration “shares very much the frustration” of many with China’s exchange rate, but that any action taken must be “consistent with our international obligations.” She added that, while the Chinese must do more, the Chinese currency, the yuan, has appreciated almost 7.5 percent against the dollar since June of last year. Appreciation alone, she said, “will not erase our trade deficit,” but it is the “most powerful near-term tool available” for China to combat inflation and move to a less exportdependent economy. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has refused to take up the Senate bill or similar legislation sponsored by Levin. On Tuesday he repeated that unilateral action against China was “a very dangerous policy. The president of the United States ought to stand up and take a posi-

they depict as Obama’s inability to turn the economy around. This has been driven home in every one of the frequent Republican presidential debates, and is certain to become even more intense as the GOP field narrows. The weak economy is a main factor in Obama’s current approval ratings, the lowest of his presidency. No sitting president since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936 and 1940 has been elected with the unemployment rate as high as it stands today — hovering near or above 9 percent for more than two years. In 1936, the rate was 17 percent and in 1940, 15 percent, but then it was on a downward trend from over 24 percent earlier in the Great Depression. Ronald Reagan’s durable 1980 campaign slogan that government “is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem” is a cherished GOP refrain. Most recently, it’s been echoed in tea party calls for smaller government. Yet the federal bureaucracy grew by leaps and bounds during Reagan’s eight years in office — and under every Republican and Democratic president since.

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tion. The key point is to lead. Where’s the leadership?” But Levin said that because currency “is not China’s only predatory and trade-distorting policy, that cannot be an excuse for refusal to act on it.” The members presented Brainard and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis with a litany of alleged Chinese transgressions, including filling made-in-California wine bottles with Chinese wine, using subsidies to ravage the U.S. solar industry, stealing U.S. software for products sold back to the United States, maneuvering to snatch U.S. electric car technology and underbidding U.S. competitors to win major contracts for a new bridge over San Francisco Bay. “Why can’t we get their attention? Why can’t we start a fight?” asked Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y. “We share very much your sense of urgency,” Brainard said, while reminding lawmakers that some progress is being made in righting the trade relationship. The United States last year sold $92 billion worth of goods and services to China, making it the U.S.’s third biggest export market. Marantis said that since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, U.S. manufactured goods exported to China have quadrupled and agriculture exports are up 800 percent. it the greatest country in the world.” Either Davi is a savvy marketer or a great American -or both. They’re not mutually exclusive. But he is certainly right that these songs once united a nation during tougher times than now. Boomers, for whom these songs were background music in childhood, traded the songbook for rock ‘n’ roll. And now a boomer wants to bring it back. Before Elton John breaks in with “Circle of Life,” we note that the healing power of music is hardly a new idea. From ancient times to the present, from the mosh pit to the choir loft, human beings have sought to express and heal themselves through music. There is something about singing in unison that elevates the spirit, but singing is also good for the body. It improves circulation and lung power. Singing traditional songs to people with dementia helps them relax and engage. Lullabies soothe the crankiest babies. Davi may not have the world on a string, but he may be on to something. In the wee small hours of the morning, nice ‘n’ easy, Congress could take a trip to the moon on gossamer wings. This would be too marvelous for words.
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visiting the same daydream and has decided that America can become reunited through song, specifically the Great American Songbook. He’s convinced that Americans singing along with “Rainy Day” or “Summer Wind” will be more inclined to view their neighbor as a fellow American rather than an ideological foe. But first, who knew Davi could sing? Who knew that he could sing better than nearly anyone? In a CD released Monday called “Davi Sings Sinatra: On the Road to Romance,” the opera-trained Davi is alarmingly good. He doesn’t try to sound like Sinatra, though he comes close enough that you sometimes have to pause to remember that it’s Davi. Of greater immediate interest is Davi’s observation that music from the Great American Songbook corresponded to an era of national unity and pride that he thinks can be resurrected and reignited. The Songbook, for post-

Sinatra generations, refers to a canon of songs, mostly from musical theater and Hollywood musicals, between the 1920s and 1960. The composers most often cited include George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter and Harold Arlen. A list of singers who have popularized these composers’ works include Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., Billie Holiday, Bobby Short, Johnny Mathis and, of course, Sinatra. Several contemporary country and rock artists also have recorded tunes from the Songbook, but Davi may be the first to tie a collection to a political purpose. He refers to the Songbook as “America’s Shakespeare” and the golden age of American music, which helped the world fall in love with our country. “During my parents’ time while our country faced many difficulties, this music helped it glow with promise and optimism,” he says in the liner notes. “It reminded them that our country was a place where dreams came true, and inspired people from all over the world to find for themselves the magic that was America. ... My humble mission as a singer, and interpreter of this Songbook, is to help reinvigorate the spirit of America, the spirit that makes

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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Lovina marks 9 years penning column
BY LOVINA EICHER We had a thunderstorm during the night but it has now turned out to be a beautiful sunny day. It is now sunny and breezy and temperatures reaching the 60s, perfect weather for drying laundry outside! We have our laundry washed and on the line now. Beautiful sunny days like this are numbered before the cold weather is here. Last week, we spent time picking a lot of potatoes from a few fields after the pickers were done. We now have more than enough for this winter. They are the “russet storage potatoes,” so they keep really well in our cool basement. We sure are thankful to be able to get these potatoes since ours didn’t do so well. Right now, we are drying them out. These potatoes do real well in storage. Our family enjoys potatoes and there are so many different ways of preparing them. One night I made homemade French fries with the potatoes which everyone seemed to really enjoy. I have been using up the frozen fish from husband Joe‘s summer fishing. Before we know it they will be ice fishing and there will be fresh fish to eat again. Fish and homemade fries are a good meal. Daughter Elizabeth, 17, made 4 batches of oatmeal cookies last week. We took some to the church services yesterday but she made enough that we had plenty to eat ourselves. The children always enjoy cookies and milk when they come home from school. Seems cookies don’t last long around here. Oct. 1 has made it 9 years now that I have been penning this column. Sometimes I think what life would be like if mother were still here to write it but God had other plans so, we must make the best of everything when situations in life change. Our oldest child, Elizabeth, was only 8 years old while Joseph was our youngest at just a few months old when mother passed away. Where has all the time gone so fast? Joe finally did end up starting a fire in our coal stove after some cold nights. Makes it a lot more comfortable to wake up to a warm house in the morning. But on days like today we can have some windows open when it warms up. Kevin, 6, likes the chore of gathering eggs each day. Although he still doesn’t trust that rooster yet so he has one of the older boys stay close by. Kevin brings them in and sometimes like to wash the eggs at the kitchen sink while he chatters away. Once in awhile, he’ll break an egg but most of the time he is pretty


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TODAY 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Annex Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 7:30 p.m. — American Legion Post 268, 415 N. State St. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club, A&W DriveIn, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Thrift Store, North Main Street. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Annex Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. MONDAY 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Ottoville Branch Library is open. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.


careful with them. Last night, he found a horseshoe out in the field which he brought in to show us. Horseshoes are expensive and sometimes when the horses lose a shoe out in the pasture field we can still find it. This isn’t the case if one of the horses loses their shoe along the road. Unless you hear the shoe come off when it hits the road you usually don’t discover until it is too late to know where it flew off at. Joe always tells the children to always check to see if a horse has all their shoes on before harnessing them up. It can wear their hooves down fast to use them without shoes. This is a recipe from my mother. My father must have really liked this dessert, since she called it “Ben’s Bars.” BEN’S BARS 1 package (18.25 ounces) of chocolate cake mix 2 eggs 1/3 cup oil 8 ounces cream cheese 1/3 cup sugar 1 cup chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350. In a large mixing bowl, mix cake mix, oil, and one egg by hand until the mixture is crumbly. Reserve 1 cup for topping. Pat remaining crumb mixture into ungreased 9 X 13 inch pan. Bake 15 minutes. Cool slightly. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and egg until fluffy. Spread over baked layer. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and reserved crumb mixture and bake 15 minutes more

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Kalida boys break tourney snag Ottoville falls to St. Henry in district volleyball
By Charlie Warnimont Delphos Herald Correspondent KALIDA — Kalida boys soccer coach Mark Czubik breathed a sigh of relief after his teams district semifinal game with Archbold Tuesday night. After several recent disappointing finishes in the Division III soccer tournament at Kalida, Czubik was finally able to smile after his team defeated Archbold in the district semifinals 2-1. Kalida’s win moves them into a Division III district final at Wapakoneta Saturday at 11 a.m. against Lima Central Catholic. The T-Birds defeated the Eagles 2-1 in overtime Tuesday night at Lima Stadium. “I got the monkey off my back Saturday and I can say we are back in the district (finals),” Czubik said. “I think this year was meant to be for us after the last few years. We’ve had some really tough losses the last few years here.” In a tightly-played contest Tuesday night, the Wildcats (14-2-1) broke a 1-1 deadlock with 13:41 left when Cody Schnipke beat Archbold keeper Jonny Lantz to his left. Schnipke took a pass from Kevan Unverferth in the box, settled the ball and fired a low line drive into the left corner of the net. “He’s done that all year for us,” Czubik said. “Last year, he had 15 goals for us and tonight’s goal may have been his eighth. He’s become more of a set-up guy this year but he has had three or four great, quality finishes. That one tonight was just a quick turn and hit. It was similar to a goal he scored against Ottoville earlier in the year, maybe not hit quite as well as both sides but our kids hung tough.” Prior to Schnipke’s goal, both teams scored on a penalty kick in the first half. Archbold (13-3) took a 1-0 lead just over three minutes into the contest as David Bontrager converted a penalty kick with 36:44 left in the opening half. The Blue Streaks were awarded a penalty kick as a Kalida player was called for a foul after knocking down an Archbold player trying to get back on defense. After both teams were denied chances to score, Kalida was awarded a penalty kick with 11:16 left in the half. Just before the call, Kalida was awarded a direct kick and as players charged the net looking for a rebound, an Archbold player grabbed a Kalida player, leading to the penalty kick. Ian Richey stepped up and sent a high line drive into the back of the net to tie the match. Archbold had an opportunity to regain the lead with a minute left in the half. The Blue Streaks’ Adrian Ramirez put a shot on goal that Stechschulte was in position to knock down. Instead, the ball bounced high into the air and Stechschulte grabbed the rebound when it came down. “I thought our defense limited their opportunities,” Archbold coach Sean Stewart said. “We thought with our speed, we could get in behind their defense and create some things and possibly get a penalty and it worked right away. We had our opportunities; we just couldn’t put that finishing touch on them. I’d like to have a couple of those back because we were right there but that happens in soccer and you just have to create other opportunities.”
By Brian Bassett Delphos Herald Correspondent VAN WERT - The Ottoville Lady Green volleyball team faced its toughest test of the season Tuesday night at Van Wert High School - Division IV State No. 1 St. Henry Redskins - and came away with a hard-fought 3-set loss (25-18, 25-14, 25-15). After fighting to a 2-2 tie to open the first set, St. Henry jumped out to a 7-5 lead. A Tonya Kaufman (5 kills; 8 assists) kill then brought the Lady Green within one, 7-6. With the Redskins leading 8-7, two consecutive attack errors gave the lead to Ottoville, 9-8. The Lady Green then got a kill and a block by Kaufman to expand their lead to 11-8, forcing a Redskin timeout. A St. Henry error then made the Ottoville lead 12-8 before the Redskins put a run together which saw them tie the set at 15 on a Katie Hoyng kill. St. Henry kept the streak alive, running the score to 21-17 on a Hoyng ace. Two more Redskin points caused the Lady Green to use a timeout with the score 23-17. A Kaufman kill gave the Lady Green a point out of the break but a service error gave the Redskins set point. Another St. Henry point gave them the 25-18 set win and 1-0 match lead. St. Henry jumped out to an early lead to begin the second set as a Kylie Koesters ace gave them a 3-1 lead. An Ashley Heitkamp tip later in the set expanded the Redskin lead to five, 9-4. A Heitkamp block made the score 11-5, St. Henry, and prompted an Ottoville timeout. The Redskins ran the score to 13-6 out of the break before consecutive aces by Megan Bendele (13/13 serving, 2 aces, 8 points; 8 blocks; 3 kills) brought the Lady Green back within five, 13-8. A Taylor Mangas (13/13 serving, 2 aces, 4 points; 2 kills) ace later in the set for the Lady Green shrunk the Redskin lead to four, 15-11. Ottoville scored the next point to trail by three before Hoyng gave a point to St. Henry with a kill, making the score 16-12, Redskins. The score became 18-13 on a Abby Brunswick kill later in the match. A Michelle Bruns and Heitkamp block gave the Redskins a 23-14 lead. St. Henry would record the next two points to take the second set 25-14 and earn a 2-0 advantage in the match. Much like the second set, St. Henry jumped to an early 3-1 lead in the third, this time on a Taylor Clune block. A Hoyng block minutes later made the score 8-2, Redskins, and forced the Lady Green to take an early timeout. Ottoville fought back out of the stoppage, pulling within three on a Bendele kill. St. Henry countered with a Clune kill that sparked a rally in which the Redskins scored 12 unanswered points to lead 21-6. The Lady Green would


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Kalida’s Cody Schnipke tries to play keepaway from Archbold’s David Lauber (14) during Tuesday’s boys soccer tournament match at Kalida Soccer Stadium. Schnipke scored the winning goal as the host Wildcats ousted the Blue Streaks 2-1. tonight.” finished the night with four The next 13 minutes were saves, the same as Archbold probably the roughest for the goalie Jonny Lantz. Kalida faithful to watch as “It was very tense,” Czubik Archbold mounted numerous said. “I thought our defense at attacks in an attempt to tie the times was very disorganized. contest. Give them credit; they probThey had two good chances ably made us feel a little disto do that but both times were organized but our kids hung turned away by the Wildcat tough. This game could have defense and goalie Drew gone either way. There were Stechschulte. Stechschulte a couple of great saves on

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OTTAWA – Tuesday night’s Division IV OttawaGlandorf District semifinal volleyball matches went quickly at OttawaGlandorf High School. Columbus Grove took on the thirdranked Leipsic Vikings and lost in three sets: 25-13, 26-24, 25-9; as the Lady Bulldogs ended their season at 11-14. McComb lost its second match of the season, falling to the Crestview Knights 25-17, 15-14, 25-19, finishing at 22-2 for the year. In the opening match of the evening, Crestview took an early 11-5 lead thanks largely to senior Taylor Hamrick and her four kills in the first set. Crestview never looked back as they easily won the first set. In the second set, the Knights again quickly jumped to leads of 9-2 and 16-7 from the help of Danica Hicks, who had six kills alone in the second set. McComb didn’t give up going into the third set as Haley Huffman and Brianna Herr each had five blocks. The Panthers took their first lead of the night, 15-14, on a Herr kill, assisted by senior Devyn Wilson. The Knights defense was right there to dig the attacks by McComb and closed out the match in three. “During practice, we have adjusted our blocks and it really showed tonight,” Hicks said. “It is really exciting because in my high school career, we have never made it to district finals, so we are looking forward to it.” Hicks led all hitters with 12 kills. Taylor Springer had 15 assists and nine kills. Libero Holly Genth had a team-best 15 digs. “I thought we played really smart tonight and played well as a team together,” Crestview coach Tammy Gregory said. “Our defense played strong and we have been really working on closing our blocks and getting the defense where they need

to be.” McComb was led by Herr with 10 kills and nine blocks. Wilson dished out 21 assists and two aces. Huffman had six blocks.

Cougar boys fall 2-0 to O-G in soccer sectionals
By KIRK DOUGAL Times Bulletin Editor DEFIANCE - The Van Wert boys soccer team had trouble clearing the ball on the defensive end of the pitch on Tuesday in their tournament contest with OttawaGlandorf. Eventually, that came back to haunt them as they fell 2-0 in a sectional final game at Defiance High School. O-G came out firing in the first few minutes, putting pressure on the Van Wert defense by taking three shots in the first 3:30 minutes of the match. Compounding the issue was the Titans’ aggressive play at midfield to keep the Cougars from clearing the ball and going on the attack. “We really weren’t that out of sync but when you’ve got a team like O-G that can pound the ball and it stays in our half the entire time, it’s hard for our defense to catch its breath and reset, get things settled,” said Van Wert coach George Scott. “I’m going to give O-G credit - a fantastic soccer team, 11 solid positions, three-four-five good subs - that’s just tough to compete with. Our guys hung in there and tried to clear it but we couldn’t get a good foot on the ball.” The first 19 minutes of the first half were spent with the Cougars on defense except for one breakaway that ended up with Van Wert offsides. The Cougars finally got their first shot on-goal off a corner kick at the 15:57 mark and then a minute and a half later, forward Joey Hurless let loose with a shot that sailed high over the net. The O-G defense was able to clear the ball both times and the Titans went back on the attack. TJ Metzger was the first player to crack the scoreboard when he put in a header off an entry kick at 11:31 of the first half. That 1-0 lead held up through the end of the first 40 minutes of play. The second half began much the same way as the first - with the Titan offense taking multiple shots at Van Wert goalkeeper Joe Moonshower in the first few minutes. Two early corner kicks came away with no points and then a breakaway ended with Korey Niese just missing on a header. Then Nate Brickner was unable to put in a kick from just outside the 6-meter line on a dump into the center. All of that action was in the first 3:15 of the second half. The action stayed in front of the Van Wert goal for much of the first 20 minutes of the second half. Moonshower was either able to stop or deflect two corner kicks, a header and a penalty kick that went wide right. During that time, the only offense the Cougars were able to muster was a corner kick that crossed the face of the goal but went out without being touched. O-G added an insurance goal at 20:50 off a corner kick from the right side. The ball was headed toward Metzger again but Moonshower came out of goal to stop the shot. He was only able to get a finger on the ball, however, as

LEIPSIC 3, COLUMBUS GROVE 0 In the second match of the night, Columbus Grove took a 6-1 lead in the first set with a Riley Eversole kill. The Lady Bulldogs didn’t stay ahead for long as Leipsic went on a blistering 24-7 run to take set one. In the second set, the Lady Vikings took a 15-10 lead with a Haley Gerten kill. Columbus Grove rallied back on a 6-0 run to come within one, 18-17, from a kill by senior Anna Ricker. The Lady Bulldogs took their first lead, 19-18, on a Julia Wynn block. Columbus Grove went up 20-18, their

largest lead of the night, with a kill by Ricker but Amber Gerdeman finished strong for the Vikings as Leipsic took a 2-0 match lead. The Lady Vikings easily took set three with Emily Gerten and her four kills leading the way. Ricker had six kills and Wynn (2 blocks) five kills for Columbus Grove. Senior Nicole Langhals had 18 assists and two aces. Sidney McCluer had a team-high 12 digs and Rachel Schumacher added nine. Kelli Vorst added two aces. “I was told today that we always have had that potential to win any match we play in and it’s just how you put it together and play as a team,” Columbus Grove coach Kelly Lepley said. “I told the girls in order to stay with this team, our serves had to be tough and our serve-

receive had to be perfect. We showed that in the second game but just couldn’t finish.” The Lady Vikings were led by Gerdeman with 14 kills and six blocks. Haley Gerten had nine kills and 10 digs, while Kelly Nadler finished with nine kills. Setter Emily Gerten dished out 38 assists and three aces. “I thought Columbus Grove was scrappy and they improved a lot since the first time we played them,” said Leipsic coach Chelsie Rogers said. “Tomorrow, we definitely have to work on keeping our feet moving because Crestview has a lot of weapons and they are smart in the way they play.” Crestview and Leipsic will play in the district final game 7 p.m. Thursday night at Ottawa-Glandorf High School.

not go away easily, however, answering with a run of their own which culminated in an Annie Lindeman (8/8 serving, 2 aces, 3 points) ace that made the score 21-10. A Lady Green attack error later in the set gave the Redskins match point but Ottoville answered with three points, including a kill and an ace by Kaufman, making the score 24-15. The Redskins got a kill by Kenzie Kleinhenz, however, to give them the set (25-15) and match (3-0) win. “I’m very proud of my girls, they played very hard. We worked a lot on blocking in practice Sunday and Monday. We knew St. Henry would be big, aggressive hitters. I thought they did a great job at the net,” Ottoville coach Susan Jones said. Other leading performers for the Lady Green (11-12) were Abby Siefker (6 blocks; 4 kills), Kaitlyn Ditto (6 assists), Tammy Wannemacher (6 digs) and Kylee Schweller (4 kills). Jones said although the outcome of the match did not show it, the team played one of its best matches of the year. “We’re a great, aggressive group. We’ve got height, we have experience. It was just the girls finally believing they could go up against these teams. I knew they could and I thought they played great. Obviously, it’s not a win, but they fought hard,” she said. The experience will help next year’s team, knowing they can play with one of the best teams in the state. “We had a lot of underclassmen on the bench. We talked about that in the locker room, we went toe-to-toe with No. 1 in the state - that shows you something. We had two really great practices back-toback and you point out to the underclassmen, these are the results you get. So, hopefully that pushes into next year and they remember this game and come out ready to go,” Jones added.

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it went from Metzger’s head to Matthew Kauffman, who used his own head to bang the ball into the net. Metzger received credit for an assist on the score and the Titans were up 2-0. One of Van Wert’s best chances at a goal came at the 18:15 mark when a penalty kick was dumped in to Aaron McClellan just inside the penalty box. His shot was gathered up by Titan goalkeeper Brad Nuveman, however, and that ended the threat. Also getting shots on goal late were Nik Goessl (15:58) and Hurless (12:45). “We made a sacrifice and changed our formation,” said Coach Scott. “We went from a 4-4-2 to a 4-5-1. When you do that, it is very difficult with that one lone forward to get someone a good touch on the ball. We kind of knew that going in, that it was going to be a sacrifice we would make and were hoping that someone would be able to turn it and shoot and put one in.” Van Wert ends their season at 7-8-2, setting a school record for the most wins in Van Wert High School history.

October 25, 2011, OHSAA Football Computer Ratings DIVISION I Region 1 - 1. Mentor (9-0) 29.0278, 2. Solon (8-1) 23.7111, 3. Cle. St. Ignatius (7-2) 23.4175, 4. Lakewood St. Edward (7-2) 22.7029, 5. Cleveland Heights (8-0) 21.3118, 6. Willoughby South (7-2) 20.6333, 7. Cle. John F. Kennedy (8-1) 17.2313, 8. Boardman (6-3) 16.0051, 9. Eastlake North (7-2) 13.9, 10. Brecksville-Broadview Hts. (5-4) 12.9278, 11. Mayfield (5-4) 12.6333, 12. Austintown Fitch (6-3) 11.5613. Region 2 - 1. Canton GlenOak (8-1) 26.7222, 2. Sylvania Southview (8-1) 25.1389, 3. Tol. Whitmer (9-0) 24.6989, 4. Hudson (8-1) 24.1222, 5. Wadsworth (8-1) 22.35, 6. Findlay (8-1) 21.5556, 7. Canton McKinley (7-2) 21.4293, 8. Avon Lake (7-2) 20.05, 9. Massillon Jackson (6-3) 19.5889, 10. Whitehouse Anthony Wayne (7-2) 19.3167, 11. Massillon Washington (7-2) 18.1793, 12. North Ridgeville (8-1) 17.2111. Region 3 - 1. Hilliard Davidson (8-0) 24.4306, 2. Troy (7-2) 23.6889, 3. Dublin Coffman (8-1) 21.1869, 4. Westerville Central (7-2) 20.6056, 5. Pickerington Central (6-2) 20.1111, 6. Gahanna Lincoln (7-2) 20.0147, 7. Lewis Center Olentangy Orange (7-2) 18.6444, 8. Upper Arlington (7-2) 18.197, 9. Pickerington North (7-2) 16.3636, 10. Westerville South (6-3) 16.3, 11. Lewis Center Olentangy (4-5) 13.2167, 12. Reynoldsburg (6-3) 12.7944. Region 4 - 1. Middletown (8-1) 28.2278, 2. Cin. St. Xavier (7-2) 27.2177, 3. Cin. Colerain (8-1) 25.6859, 4. Cin. Archbishop Moeller (7-2) 23.8081, 5. Cin. Sycamore (8-1) 21.9333, 6. Cin. Walnut Hills (7-2) 19.1667, 7. Cin. Princeton (7-2) 17.6111, 8. Cin. LaSalle (6-3) 17.5657, 9. Mason (6-3) 17.4, 10. Lebanon (6-3) 16.8833, 11. Centerville (6-3) 15.1689, 12. Loveland (4-5) 14.55. DIVISION II Region 5 - 1. Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (7-1) 21.0794, 2. Madison (7-2) 18.9167, 3. Tallmadge (7-2) 18.6889, 4. New Philadelphia (7-2) 18.6061, 5. Warren Howland (9-0) 18.596, 6. Aurora (8-1) 18.2611, 7. Canfield (6-3) 17.0, 8. Kent Roosevelt (8-1) 16.1222, 9. Chagrin Falls Kenston (6-3) 14.7944, 10. Chesterland West Geauga (6-3) 14.7611, 11. Copley (5-4) 14.75, 12. Louisville (5-4) 12.9444. Region 6 - 1. Avon (9-0) 27.3778, 2. Maple Hts. (8-0) 22.3666, 3. Tol. Central Cath. (7-2) 20.6389, 4. Sandusky (8-1) 19.2778, 5. Medina Highland (6-3) 17.2278, 6. Perrysburg (6-3) 16.1278, 7. Olmsted Falls (6-3) 15.8889, 8. Fremont Ross (5-4) 14.8611, 9. East Cle. Shaw (5-3) 14.2216, 10. Tiffin Columbian (7-2) 13.9, 11. Maumee (6-3) 13.2111, 12. Grafton Midview (7-2) 12.1. Region 7 - 1. Cols. MarionFranklin (9-0) 26.7222, 2. New Albany (7-2) 22.0051, 3. Dresden Tri-Valley (8-1) 21.1389, 4. Sunbury Big Walnut (7-2) 20.4, 5. Cols. Beechcroft (8-1) 18.9141, 6. New Carlisle Tecumseh (6-3) 14.5, 7. Ashland (5-4) 14.1833, 8. Cols. Mifflin (8-1) 12.6333, 9. Ashville Teays Valley (4-5) 11.6111, 10. Canal Winchester (6-3) 11.4899, 11. Bellbrook (5-4) 11.2333, 12. Wooster (4-5) 10.2778. Region 8 - 1. TrotwoodMadison (9-0) 27.7667, 2. Kings Mills Kings (9-0) 27.2278, 3. Tipp City Tippecanoe (9-0) 22.0111, 4. Franklin (8-1) 21.6167, 5. Wapakoneta (9-0) 20.0889, 6. Cin. Turpin (7-2) 17.9278, 7. Vandalia Butler (6-3) 15.3222, 8. Cin. Mount Healthy (7-2) 14.6556, 9. Hamilton Ross (7-2) 14.1056, 10. Cin. Northwest (6-3) 14.0944, 11. Harrison (6-3) 13.3333, 12. Cin. Anderson (4-5) 12.9056; ... 24. Lima Senior (1-8) 2.1611; 25. Celina (1-8) 0.5. DIVISION III Region 9 - 1. Chagrin Falls (9-0) 24.0722, 2. Mentor Lake Cath. (8-1) 21.3322, 3. Hunting Valley University School (8-1) 21.1722, 4. Ravenna (8-1) 20.3111, 5. Akron St. Vincent-St Mary (8-1) 19.4089, 6. Cle. Benedictine (7-2) 18.8485, 7. Ravenna Southeast (9-0) 17.8667, 8. Oberlin Firelands (9-0) 15.9, 9. Cuyahoga Falls Cuyahoga Valley Christian Acad. (7-2) 15.2111, 10. Jefferson Area (7-2) 13.3222, 11. Cle. John Hay (6-3) 12.3283, 12. Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (5-4) 11.9556. Region 10 - 1. Cols. St. Francis DeSales (5-3) 17.9445, 2. Clyde (7-2) 17.4944, 3. Cols. Eastmoor Acad. (7-2) 16.5455, 4. Bellevue (7-2) 15.45, 5. Elida (6-3) 13.7389, 6. Urbana (7-2) 12.8389, 7. Napoleon (4-5) 10.5389, 8. Caledonia River Valley (6-3) 10.5222, 9. Port Clinton (5-4) 10.4944, 10. Bryan (7-2) 9.5944, 11. Cols. Independence (5-4) 9.4167, 12. Cols. Bishop Watterson (3-6) 9.2222; ... 15. Lima Shawnee (4-5) 7.3556; ... 17. Defiance (4.5) 6.8222; ... 20. St. Marys Memorial (4.5) 4.5222. Region 11 - 1. Steubenville (9-0) 28.1075, 2. Minerva (9-0) 23.8944, 3. Dover (8-1) 22.9222, 4. Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (5-3) 21.7658, 5. Canal Fulton Northwest (7-2) 19.0505, 6. Wintersville Indian Creek (7-2) 17.6317, 7. Poland Seminary (6-3) 17.1389, 8. Thornville Sheridan (8-1) 16.6778, 9. Alliance Marlington (7-2) 15.7333, 10. Granville (8-1) 15.6167, 11. Newark Licking Valley (6-3) 13.65, 12. Cambridge (7-2) 13.5606. Region 12 - 1. Plain City Jonathan Alder (9-0) 23.5222, 2. Springfield Shawnee (9-0) 22.0389, 3. Day. Thurgood Marshall (8-1) 21.8469, 4. The Plains Athens (9-0) 21.7222, 5. Circleville Logan Elm (9-0) 20.85, 6. Kettering Archbishop Alter (9-0) 19.7944, 7. Jackson (9-0) 16.8737, 8. New Richmond (7-2) 15.1722, 9. Cin. Indian Hill (6-3) 14.3, 10. Cin. Taft (6-3) 13.7971, 11. Gallipolis Gallia Acad. (6-3) 12.3444, 12. Eaton (7-2) 12.1722. DIVISION IV Region 13 - 1. Girard (8-1) 20.6556, 2. Orrville (6-3) 17.4833, 3. Creston Norwayne (8-1) 16.2278, 4. Sullivan Black River (7-2) 15.2056, 5. Brookfield (8-1) 13.9444, 6. Canton Central Cath. (8-1) 13.3039, 7. Akron Manchester (6-3) 11.8167, 8. Leavittsburg LaBrae (5-4) 11.7944, 9. Cle. Central Cath. (6-3) 11.2677, 10. Cortland Lakeview (5-4) 9.517, 11. Streetsboro (5-4) 9.4278, 12. Beachwood (6-3) 9.2667. Region 14 - 1. Cols. Bishop Hartley (8-0) 22.3125, 2. Kenton (9-0) 22.0778, 3. Pemberville


Eastwood (9-0) 20.6944, 4. Genoa Area (9-0) 18.7889, 5. Richwood North Union (8-1) 17.1833, 6. Ottawa-Glandorf (7-2) 16.7333, 7. Huron (8-1) 16.2944, 8. Wellington (6-3) 13.95, 9. Ontario (8-1) 12.4111, 10. Oak Harbor (5-4) 9.55, 11. Galion (7-2) 8.7167, 12. Bellville Clear Fork (3-6) 7.8333; ... 16. Lima Bath (4-5) 6.3556; ... Paulding (0-9) and Van Wert (0-9). Region 15 - 1. St. Clairsville (8-1) 21.551, 2. Johnstown-Monroe (9-0) 19.9778, 3. Coshocton (7-2) 16.7653, 4. Amanda-Clearcreek (7-2) 16.2525, 5. Martins Ferry (7-2) 15.7, 6. Ironton (5-4) 13.9899, 7. Chesapeake (7-2) 13.2323, 8. Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (6-3) 11.7611, 9. Pomeroy Meigs (6-3) 9.3444, 10. Piketon (5-4) 8.0333, 11. Wellston (4-5) 7.8389, 12. Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley (4-5) 6.0333. Region 16 - 1. Waynesville (9-0) 22.5056, 2. Cin. Madeira (9-0) 18.5944, 3. Day. ChaminadeJulienne (7-2) 16.2879, 4. Williamsport Westfall (7-2) 16.1889, 5. Cin. Hills Christian Acad. (7-2) 14.8322, 6. West Milton MiltonUnion (7-2) 14.5056, 7. Clarksville Clinton-Massie (7-2) 14.4222, 8. Cin. North College Hill (7-2) 13.197, 9. Brookville (6-3) 12.3944, 10. Lees Creek East Clinton (7-2) 12.1919, 11. Middletown Bishop Fenwick (7-2) 10.3667, 12. Cin. Finneytown (5-4) 9.8182. DIVISION V Region 17 - 1. Kirtland (9-0) 19.85, 2. Woodsfield Monroe Central (8-1) 17.1212, 3. Columbiana Crestview (8-1) 14.6722, 4. New Middletown Springfield (7-2) 13.5389, 5. Sugarcreek Garaway (7-2) 13.0167, 6. Campbell Memorial (7-2) 12.7833, 7. Cuyahoga Hts. (8-1) 12.5333, 8. Salineville Southern (8-1) 12.2222, 9. Columbiana (7-2) 11.9611, 10. Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas (5-4) 10.3152, 11. Barnesville (7-2) 9.9569, 12. Atwater Waterloo (6-3) 8.6717. Region 18 - 1. Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (9-0) 21.8278, 2. Liberty Center (9-0) 20.2778, 3. Lima Central Cath. (9-0) 18.7, 4. Northwood (8-1) 15.7833, 5. Hamler Patrick Henry (7-2) 14.1444, 6. Findlay Liberty-Benton (8-1) 13.2611, 7. Hicksville (7-2) 12.9833, 8. Carey (7-2) 12.6565, 9. Archbold (7-2) 11.7278, 10. Spencerville (7-2) 11.1667, 11. Columbus Grove (6-3) 9.6556, 12. Defiance Tinora (7-2) 8.9889; ... 14. Bluffton (5-4) 8.1722; ... 19. Delphos Jefferson (4-5) 5.5778; ... 29. Harrod Allen East (1-8) 0.5. Region 19 - 1. Bucyrus Wynford (9-0) 21.5056, 2. Lucasville Valley (9-0) 20.1222, 3. Nelsonville-York (9-0) 18.4833, 4. Grandview Hts. (9-0) 15.3222, 5. Portsmouth West (8-1) 15.2444, 6. West Lafayette Ridgewood (7-2) 15.1056, 7. Ashland Crestview (9-0) 15.0333, 8. Smithville (7-2) 14.3667, 9. Jeromesville Hillsdale (9-0) 14.35, 10. Centerburg (7-2) 12.6061, 11. Baltimore Liberty Union (8-1) 12.2222, 12. Wheelersburg (7-2) 11.6889. Region 20 - 1. Marion Pleasant (9-0) 19.4722, 2. West LibertySalem (9-0) 16.6056, 3. Frankfort Adena (8-1) 15.5944, 4. Covington (9-0) 14.9722, 5. Coldwater (7-2) 13.8444, 6. West Jefferson (7-2) 11.2222, 7. Versailles (7-2) 11.1222, 8. North Lewisburg Triad (7-2) 11.05, 9. Cin. Summit Country Day (6-3) 10.6443, 10. Miamisburg Day. Christian (8-1) 10.5964, 11. Milford Center Fairbanks (6-3) 9.9611, 12. Casstown Miami East (5-4) 9.2; ... 14. Anna (5-4) 6.3; ... 19. Rockford Parkway (3-6) 4.1667. DIVISION VI Region 21 - 1. Berlin Center Western Reserve (9-0) 15.4167, 2. Youngstown Christian (9-0) 13.2667, 3. Thompson Ledgemont (6-3) 13.24, 4. Shadyside (8-1) 14.8472, 5. Malvern (8-1) 12.4278, 6. Mogadore (6-3) 11.1333, 7. Warren John F. Kennedy (5-4) 8.0075, 8. Wellsville (4-5) 7.9556, 9. Strasburg-Franklin (5-4) 7.8111, 10. Cle. Villa Angela-St. Joseph (5-4) 7.2576, 11. McDonald (5-4) 6.7, 12. Toronto (6-3) 6.4242. Region 22 - 1. Delphos St. John’s (6-3) 13.9444, 2. Leipsic (8-1) 13.9222, 3. Tiffin Calvert (7-2) 13.5404, 4. McComb (7-2) 10.6778, 5. Edgerton (7-2) 10.3333, 6. Edon (6-3) 8.596, 7. Tol. Ottawa Hills (6-3) 8.298, 8. Arcadia (6-3) 7.7944, 9. Convoy Crestview (4-5) 7.3278, 10. Norwalk St. Paul (5-4) 6.85, 11. Fremont St. Joseph Central Cath. (4-5) 5.7071, 12. Arlington (5-4) 5.5556; ... 21. Lima Perry (2-7) 2.0533; ... 27. Pandora-Gilboa (2-7) 1.1278. Region 23 - 1. Willow Wood Symmes Valley (8-1) 12.0253, 2. Beallsville (7-2) 11.7018, 3. Danville (6-3) 11.0, 4. New Washington Buckeye Central (7-2) 10.6444, 5. Crown City South Gallia (7-2) 10.3586, 6. Portsmouth Sciotoville (6-3) 9.2727, 7. Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans (5-4) 9.197, 8. Portsmouth Notre Dame (7-2) 8.9674, 9. Hannibal River (5-4) 8.7273, 10. Glouster Trimble (6-3) 8.702, 11. Newark Cath. (4-5) 8.45, 12. Waterford (5-4) 6.4444. Region 24 - 1. Maria Stein Marion Local (7-2) 13.9399, 2. Fort Loramie (8-1) 13.6263, 3. Springfield Cath. Central (7-2) 13.0788, 4. Ada (8-1) 12.6444, 5. Lewisburg Tri-County North (7-2) 11.1944, 6. Cin. Country Day (6-3) 9.7801, 7. Minster (6-3) 9.1889, 8. Waynesfield WaynesfieldGoshen (6-3) 7.8889, 9. Lockland (6-3) 7.8838, 10. Ansonia (6-3) 7.75, 11. Arcanum (5-4) 7.4611, 12. S. Charleston Southeastern Local (4-5) 6.3778; ... 14. Fort Recovery (4-5) 4.1056; ... 18. McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley (2-7) 2.0278; ... 21. St. Henry (1-8) 1.4944; 22. Ridgeway Ridgemont (2-7) 1.3571; 23. DeGraff Riverside (1-8) 1.0889; ... New Bremen (0-9).

Napoli, Pujols swing deep into World Series lore
ST. LOUIS — Albert Pujols made the first big dent in this World Series, then it was Mike Napoli’s turn. Bases loaded, eighth inning, tie game. A ballpark full of fans on their feet, “Nap-Oh-Lee” flashing on the scoreboard, crowd chanting his name. And boy did he deliver. A booming double that put his Texas Rangers one win from their first championship, a gigantic hit that moved him closer to possibly becoming the Series MVP. Napoli and the Rangers can close out the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 at Busch Stadium tonight. If they do, the catcher who was traded twice within a week in January will be a central part of the lore. It happens every fall. Someone steps up — maybe a monster talent like Pujols, perhaps a good player like Napoli given a chance when the stars align. Might even be a fringe guy — Allen Craig for St. Louis this year, Cody Ross for San Francisco the last time around. A huge swing or two or three, a masterful job on the mound, a sparkling play in the field can do more than win a game. They can create a legacy that lasts forever. Just ask “Mr. October.” “It absolutely can define a career,” Reggie Jackson said by telephone this week. “I’m not saying whether that’s right or wrong but that’s how it happens. “What year did Babe Ruth call his shot? 1932? You still By BEN WALKER The Associated Press see kids out there, calling their shot. That game wasn’t on TV, those kids didn’t see it. But they’ve heard about it, they know about it all these years later.” Jackson hit a Game 7 home run in a 1973 win, then earned a nickname for life when he homered three times in the Series-clinching victory in 1977. Suppose he’d done a little less, say, hit three balls off the wall at Yankee Stadium on that signature night. Would he still be “Mr. October”? “Probably not,” he replied. Already a 3-time NL MVP, Pujols put on what many called the greatest hitting show in postseason history when he tied Series records with three home runs, six RBIs and five hits during the Cardinals’ romp in Game 3. Those are Pujols’ only hits in the Series so far, with Texas often pitching around him or simply issuing intentional walks. Yet if the Cardinals win the championship, chances are his pulverizing performance will be featured in the highlights for years to come. In Game 5, Texas manager Ron Washington made Pujols the first player to receive an intentional walk with nobody on base, STATS LLC announced. “I’ve never seen Albert Pujols before other than on TV. It’s my first time seeing him. And what he did the other night, no, I wouldn’t mess with that,” Washington said. Not everyone gets to savor the big stage. Ted Williams slumped in his lone World Series, fellow Hall-of-Famer Ernie Banks never got close. Nolan Ryan made 773 starts over 27 seasons, yet his total Series time amounted to a relief appearance of 2 1/3 innings for the champion 1969 Mets. The Rangers president and part-owner understands the October glare. “Well, I think there’s expectations that the media and the fan base have with certain players,” he said this week. “You can’t judge on a short series about players but people’s expectations are Albert Pujols is capable of doing what he did the other night, and that adds to his reputation and expectations.” Texas fans are hoping Josh Hamilton can provide the same sort of shot. The reigning AL

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The Associated Press COLUMBUS — James Wisniewski made his long-awaited Columbus debut after serving an 8-game suspension and rookie Ryan Johansen scored his first career goal and added an assist to give the Blue Jackets their first win of the season, 4-1 over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. R.J. Umberger had a goal and an assist, rookie John Moore scored his first NHL goal and Derek MacKenzie had one into an empty net for Columbus, which entered as the only winless club at 0-7-1, the worst start in team history. Grant Clitsome added a careerbest three assists and goalie Steve Mason, who was shaken up on Detroit’s first goal and left for a few minutes, rebounded with a sturdy performance and 30 saves. Penguins 3, Islanders 0 UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Pascal Dupuis and Richard Park had goals and Marc-Andre Fleury was sharp in making 33 saves in his 20th NHL shutout as the Penguins earned their fourth straight win by beating the Islanders. Star center Evgeni Malkin returned to the Penguins’ depleted lineup after missing five games because of his troublesome right knee but Pittsburgh didn’t need any offense from him to send the Islanders to their third straight loss following a 3-game winning streak. Jordan Staal added his sixth of the season, scoring into an empty net off an assist from Dupuis, with 2 minutes left. Pittsburgh is 7-2-2 through an NHL-high 11 games. Senators 3, Hurricanes 2, SO RALEIGH, N.C. — Jason Spezza beat Cam Ward between the pads on the second round of the shootout, giving the Senators a win over the Hurricanes. Ottawa led 2-0 with five minutes to play before late goals from Tuomo Ruutu and Jeff Skinner

forced extra play. Spezza and Zenon Konopka had the Senators’ goals in regulation. The win, Ottawas third straight, stopped the Senators’ 7-game losing streak in Raleigh. Cam Ward had 26 saves for the Hurricanes, while Craig Anderson made 32 stops for Ottawa. Spezza has five goals and 12 points on the season. Skinner has four goals and 10 points. The Hurricanes outshot the Senators 15-5 and had two powerplay opportunities in a scoreless first period before the visitors took the momentum until the final 5 minutes. Lightning 4, Sabres 3 BUFFALO, N.Y. — Mathieu Garon made 36 saves to help lift the Lightning to a sweep of their home-and-home series with the Sabres. Vincent Lecavalier, Nate Thompson, Steven Stamkos, and Ryan Malone all scored for the Lightning (4-3-2), who defeated the Sabres 3-0 on Saturday in Tampa Bay. Garon made his third straight start after registering his 20th career shutout Saturday. He tightened up after allowing two goals on Buffalo’s first three shots, giving Tampa Bay a chance to erase an early 2-goal deficit and win its third straight. Brad Boyes had a goal and assist and Thomas Vanek and Nathan Gerbe scored for the Sabres (5-3-0), who’ve squandered leads in both of their losses in Buffalo so far this season. Sharks 3, Predators 1 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Joe Pavelski scored twice to lead San Jose. Logan Couture also scored for the Sharks. Rookie Craig Smith had the lone Nashville goal. The Sharks started the season with just one victory in their first


MVP went 2-for-20 in last year’s World Series; this time, hobbled by a strained groin, he’s just 3-for-19 without a home run. For Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter, the franchise leader in postseason wins, it’s not really right how October efforts can frame a player. And that’s coming from an ace who outdueled Roy Halladay 1-0 in the deciding Game 5 of the first-round NL playoffs. “No, not at all. I don’t think it defines who you are,” he said. “I think what defines who you are is, one, the consistency you put in day in and day out as a professional, and two, how you go about your business on and off the field. That defines who you are. “Postseason is just at a different level. I think the guys that are successful maybe might be a little more relaxed and able to deal with the distractions. But I don’t think that it should define — if you scuffle in the postseason, it shouldn’t define what type of player you are. That could just be that series.” Orel Hershiser sees it differently. The former Dodgers star set a major-league record by pitching 59 scoreless innings to close the 1988 season, then stamped his greatness by going 3-0 with a 1.05 ERA in the postseason and leading Los Angeles to the title. “It is fair to judge someone that way because these are the most important games of your life,” Hershiser said at Rangers Ballpark. “That’s the way it is; that’s what October means.”

T-Birds oust Eagles in OT LIMA — The Lima Central Catholic boys soccer crew went overtime versus LibertyBenton Tuesday night at Lima Stadium but it was worth it, securing the team’s first-ever district finals with a 2-1 victory over the Eagles. Ryan Terry and Nolan Burkholder scored goals for the T-birds (15-3-1), who now face Kalida 11 a.m. Saturday at Wapakoneta’s Ryan Field. Burkholder and Axel Rudling had assists. Liberty-Benton’s goal was by Zach Barver. LCC had 10 shots on goal to Liberty-Benton’s 5. Dillon Burkett had six saves for Liberty-Benton (12-6-1). Ben Stechschulte had five saves for Lima Central Catholic. ----Continental boys edge out Bluffton in OT CONTINENTAL — Continental’s boys soccer team edged Bluffton 2-1 in

overtime in a battle of Pirates Tuesday night at Continental. Dakota Scott scored the winning goal with 9:56 left in first overtime period. Continental advances to the district final to face the winner of the Ottawa Hills bracket 11 a.m. Saturday at


four games but have won three straight. Nashville has lost five out of six. Just 57 seconds after Smith tied the game at 1, Pavelski grabbed a loose puck behind the Nashville goal and stuffed it inside the right post past Pekka Rinne. Couture scored the game’s first goal at 14:22 of the opening period. Pavelski added an empty net goal with 1:12 to play. Blackhawks 3, Ducks 2, SO CHICAGO — Patrick Kane scored the winning goal in the shootout and had two assists in regulation for Chicago. Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp scored for Chicago, which has won three out of four and recorded at least one point in seven of its eight games. Teemu Selanne had a goal and an assist for the Ducks in Randy Carlyle’s 500th game as Anaheim’s head coach. Ryan Getzlaf scored in the opener of the Ducks’ sevengame road trip. Oilers 3, Canucks 2 EDMONTON, Alberta — Nikolai Khabibulin made 35 saves and Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall had a goal and an assist each for Edmonton. Shawn Horcoff scored for the Oilers (4-2-2), who won their second straight. Cody Hodgson and Alexandre Burrows responded for the Canucks (4-4-1). Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo was pulled in the second period after allowing three goals on 14 shots. He was replaced by Cory Schneider who stopped all eight shots he faced. Edmonton had some potentially disastrous news midway through the first as star defenseman Ryan Whitney got his skate tied up with teammate Corey Potter and went down hard before limping off the ice. Whitney only played 35 games

last season and missed the first four games this season, still recovering from off-season surgery to his right ankle. Stars 3, Coyotes 2, SO GLENDALE, Ariz. — Trevor Daley scored on Dallas’ eighth shootout attempt after Adam Burish tied it with 61 seconds left in regulation, helping the Stars beat Phoenix for their second comeback victory over the Coyotes in two weeks. Dallas rallied to beat Phoenix in a shootout after scoring with 27 seconds left on Oct. 10 and forced another on Burish’s 1-timer past Mike Smith. Both teams scored just one goal in the first seven rounds while trading misses and saves, setting up Daley’s backhand winner on his first career shootout attempt. Shane Doan scored his 300th career goal and Raffi Torres had his first goal for Phoenix. Sheldon Souray scored for the Stars and Kari Lehtonen stopped 33 shots in regulation. Devils 3, Kings 0 LOS ANGELES — Dainius Zubrus scored two of New Jersey’s three second-period goals and ended the Kings’ franchise-record shutout streak after more than 221 minutes. Johan Hedberg made 31 saves in his 18th career shutout and Patrik Elias had a goal and an assist as the Devils snapped the Kings’ 4-game winning streak with their second win over Los Angeles this month. Jonathan Bernier stopped 20 shots while Kings coach Terry Murray gave a night off to Jonathan Quick, who set a club record with three consecutive shutouts last week. The longest stretch of scoreless defense in the Kings’ 44-year history ended at 221 minutes, 22 seconds when Zubrus charged the crease and muscled a rebound past Bernier.

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Lady Blue Jays grab 4-1 victory over Cavaliers
By JIM METCALFE ELIDA — St. John’s didn’t have the best record during the 2011 girls soccer season. Lady Blue Jays coach John Munoz hopes that his crew is starting to put its best soccer together after a 4-1 victory over Coldwater on a bright Monday afternoon/evening at the Division III Elida Sectional matchup at the Elida Middle School Soccer Complex. “We’re getting healthier as we go and we’re starting to play much better. Everything we’ve been working on, the girls are putting into action,” Munoz acknowledged. “This is our third straight sectional title; that is a major accomplishment for a team that started off so inexperienced at the start of the season. We keep on improving and getting people back into the rotation and you’re better results.” What wind there was — definitely what it was for their 2-1 overtime defeat of Allen East Oct. 15 — benefited the Blue Jays (5-13) the first half, as well as the sun getting lower in the sky. The Jays (5-13) controlled the possession much of the first half. “We didn’t control the ball enough the first half. We were kind of hoping to hold them off the first half and then use the wind the second half but they jumped on us early and controlled the ball,” Coldwater coach Scott Brinkman noted. “We’re more of a finesse team and a physical team like St. John’s — frankly, almost any team is more physical than we are — can knock us off our game. The difference is while they were going through the ball, we were going to the ball.” The Blue Jays peppered the goal with seven shots on-

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St. John’s senior Myriah Jackson slides a ball past a Coldwater defender during Monday’s girls soccer tournament match at Elida. Jackson helped the Lady Blue Jays seize a 4-1 triumph. goal the first half (14 for the edge. That ended up being the night; 19 total shots) against Coldwater goalkeeper Krista halftime score. The Cavaliers (5-11-1) — Wellman (8 total saves). Their first big chance was who rarely had an opportunity at 30:04 when senior Myriah in their offensive end the first Jackson shot from the top of half thanks to the primary the circle but the keeper came work of defenders like seniors up with a deflection and a Julie Bonifas and Kristie Grothouse, juniors Alyssa final control. At 28:04, senior Courtney Gable and Kelsey Pohlman Grothouse took a shot from and sophomore Sam Bonifas an extremely tough angle — tried to take advantage of from the left side and hit the the wind and the lowering sun near post; a follow shot was the second 40 minutes. They launched all five of well over the crossbar. The Jays out in two goals their shots on-goal the second half, with St. John’s sophoin a 22-second span. At the 21:17 mark, more Madison Kreeger grabGrothouse beat a defender bing four saves between the with a pass to herself from pipes. They had three chances right to left and put in an 11-yarder to the right side for in the first 10 minutes, none better than at 31:47 when a 1-0 lead. Just 22 ticks hence, she Kreeger tried to nab a long tried for her second goal on ball wide of the net but fell a shot from the left wing down, though she scrambled but Wellman knocked it to to finally get control of the the other side, where junior orb. However, she couldn’t Jessica Recker had a pointblank putback for a 2-0 come up with a save at 28:02

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The Associated Press BASEBALL American League MINNESOTA TWINS— Declined their 2012 contract option on RHP Joe Nathan. OAKLAND ATHLETICS— Released RHP Michael Wuertz. Claimed RHP Evan Scribner and OF Cedric Hunter off waivers from the San Diego Padres. National League CHICAGO CUBS—Agreed to terms with president of baseball operations Theo Epstein on a 5-year contract. MILWAUKEE BREWERS— Assigned INF Josh Wilson and RHP Mark DiFelice outright to Nashville (PCL). Reinstated RHP Brandon Kintzler from the 15-day DL and LHPs Manny Parra and

Mitch Stetter from the 60-day DL. Agreed to terms with INF Edwin Maysonet on a minor-league contract. NEW YORK METS—Reinstated INFs Daniel Murphy and Ike Davis, RHP Taylor Buchholz and LHP Johan Santana from the 60-day DL. BASKETBALL ACB League (Spain) REAL MADRID—Signed Oklahoma City F Serge Ibaka to a 2-month contract. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS—Placed FB Ovie Mughelli on injured reserve and G Mike Johnson. Signed RB Mike Cox and OL Kirk Chambers. BUFFALO BILLS—Placed LB Shawne Merriman on injured


as Coldwater’s Holly Rindler got control of a deflection and with Kreeger down, snuck the ball just past the goal line from 15 yards to halve the deficit to 2-1. The Lady Jays had a chance to go up 3-1 at 20:31 when Sam Bonifas fired from 20 yards but the ball hit the bar; another follow shot was well off the mark. The Jays had a breakaway chance at 11:02 but a player was tackled in the 18, resulting in a penalty kick. Grothouse went high and to the right past Wellman for a 3-1 lead. “That PK was huge. Coldwater was starting to believe in themselves at that point, so it was a huge momentum swing,” Munoz added. “We played an strong game overall. In our first tournament match against Allen East, we were in too big of a hurry. Tonight, we settled it down and took our time. We wanted to slow the pace to give us our best chance and it worked.” With the Cavaliers now forced to push forward harder, that left them vulnerable. The Jays used it well as Grothouse got a look from the left wing; Wellman dove to deflect it to the other side but couldn’t get control, with Recker again Johnny-on-thespot for a point-blank tap-in and a 4-1 edge. “I told the girls that we played a pretty solid overall match except for that 30-second span. When we got within 2-1, we couldn’t get closer and then their PK kind of took the air out of our sails,” Brinkman noted. “We have 11 seniors that have helped us build this 3-yearold program. It is because of their hard work and dedication that we’ve come this far; you don’t replace that.” St. John’s takes on Lima Central Catholic 6 p.m. today back at Elida.

The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pittsburgh 11 7 2 2 Philadelphia 8 5 2 1 New Jersey 7 4 2 1 N.Y. Rangers 7 3 2 2 N.Y. Islanders 7 3 4 0 Northeast Division GP W L OT Toronto 8 5 2 1 Buffalo 8 5 3 0 Ottawa 9 4 5 0 Boston 8 3 5 0 Montreal 8 1 5 2 Southeast Division GP W L OT Washington 7 7 0 0 Florida 8 5 3 0 Tampa Bay 9 4 3 2 Carolina 9 3 3 3 Winnipeg 8 2 5 1 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Chicago 8 5 1 2 Detroit 7 5 2 0 St. Louis 8 4 4 0 Nashville 8 3 4 1 Columbus 9 1 7 1 Northwest Division GP W L OT Colorado 8 6 2 0 Edmonton 8 4 2 2 Minnesota 8 3 2 3 Vancouver 9 4 4 1

Pts 16 11 9 8 6 Pts 11 10 8 6 4 Pts 14 10 10 9 5 Pts 12 10 8 7 3 Pts 12 10 9 9 GF 33 27 16 14 14 GF 26 23 27 19 18 GF 30 20 29 24 17 GF 27 20 22 16 21 GF 26 16 18 24 GA 22 21 16 14 17 GA 27 17 36 19 26 GA 14 19 30 30 27 GA 20 18 24 23 30 GA 20 14 20 26 Calgary 7 Pacific Division GP Dallas 9 Los Angeles 8 Anaheim 8 San Jose 7 Phoenix 8 2 4 1 L 2 2 3 3 3 W 7 5 4 4 3 OT 0 1 1 0 2

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reserve. DETROIT LIONS—Signed CB Don Carey. Released TE Joe Jon Finley. Signed TE Nathan Overbay to the practice squad. Released RB Matt Clapp from the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS— Placed QB Kerry Collins and FB Chris Gronkowski on injured reserve. Re-signed OL Jamey Richard, OL Michael Toudouze and RB Darren Evans. Waived WR-KR David Gilreath from the practice squad. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS— Waived WR Jeremy Horne. Moved FB Shane Bannon to the practice squad injured list. MIAMI DOLPHINS—Signed QB J.P. Losman. Placed QB Sage Rosenfels on the reserve-non-foot-

ball illness list. MINNESOTA VIKINGS— Waived WR Bernard Berrian. Signed WR Stephen Burton from the practice squad. Released DE Cedric McKinley from the practice squad. Suspended CB Chris Cook indefinitely, without pay, following a felony charge for allegedly strangling his girlfriend. NEW YORK GIANTS—Signed FB Alex Daniels to the practice squad. Announced LB Antonio Coleman was signed to Buffalo’s 53-man roster. NEW YORK JETS—Waived C Colin Baxter. Released OL Matt Kroul from the practice squad. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS— Waived C Christian Yount. WASHINGTON REDSKINS— Placed TE Chris Cooley and RB Tim Hightower on injured reserve. HOCKEY National Hockey League CAROLINA HURRICANES— Recalled F Zach Boychuk from Charlotte (AHL). Placed F Zac Dalpe on injured reserve, retroactive to Oct. 14. MONTREAL CANADIENS— Recalled F Aaron Palushaj from Hamilton (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS— Recalled D Sean Collins from Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League AHL—Suspended Lake Erie F Hugh Jessiman and Springfield F Adam Mair four games, Abbotsford F Paul Byron three games and Portland F Ryan Hollweg one game for their actions in recent games. BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS—Signed D Steve Oleksy to a professional tryout contract. SPRINGFIELD FALCONS— Signed D Darcy Campbell to a professional tryout agreement.

The Associated Press BASKETBALL NEW YORK — The NBA players’ association, not Dallas owner Mark Cuban, proposed the elimination of the salary cap during negotiations aimed at ending months of labor strife, a league official announced. NBA senior vice president Mike Bass said union executive director Billy Hunter made “several misstatements” during an hour-long podcast with ESPN. com Monday. Among them was the revelation of the salary cap plan, which Bass added was actually an exception to the cap, not the elimination of it. Hunter said that, during a meeting last week, Cuban proposed what he called a “gamechanger” — a plan to replace the salary cap with a heavy tax for teams that spent to a certain level. Hunter added the players were interested in discussing it further and that two or three other owners in the room were really excited about it but then were told by the owners they wouldn’t pursue it. Hunter speculated during the podcast that owners backed away from the idea of eliminating the salary cap because it had been implemented under Commissioner David Stern long ago. The sides met for three days with a federal mediator before talks broke down after players said owners insisted they commit to a 50-50 split of revenues before any further discussions about the salary cap system could continue. Small groups of officials from each side will resume talks today, a person with knowledge of the plans announced, and NBA would soon have to cancel more games without a deal. COLLEGE The Big 12 has approved bringing in West Virginia to replace Missouri when the Tigers complete their move to the Southeastern Conference, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the school nor the Big 12 had announced that its board of directors unanimously approved inviting West Virginia when Missouri’s spot comes open. The move would allow the Big 12 to maintain 10 members and is another blow to the embattled Big East, which already has lost two members and one memberto-be in the last six weeks. INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA released its annual report on graduation rates and proudly declared that athletes are earning degrees at record rates and outpacing their fellow students by nearly all measures. For the first time, the graduation rate for both the 1-year snapshot of incoming freshman (in 2004-05) and the four-class measure (covering the years 2001-04) hit at least 80 percent. The 1-year score was 82 percent, three percentage points higher than the record 79 percent from the previous three reports. The 4-year average was 80 percent, breaking the previous alltime high of 79 set in 2009 and matched in 2010. Critics sometimes contend the NCAA’s numbers are skewed


NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Results Ottawa 3, Carolina 2, SO Chicago 3, Anaheim 2, SO Dallas 3, Phoenix 2, SO Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Islanders 0 Columbus 4, Detroit 1 Tampa Bay 4, Buffalo 3 San Jose 3, Nashville 1 Edmonton 3, Vancouver 2 New Jersey 3, Los Angeles 0 Today’s Games Philadelphia at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Calgary, 10 p.m. St. Louis at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m. Columbus at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Florida at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Nashville, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Washington at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. New Jersey at Phoenix, 10 p.m.

because it uses a different calculation from the federal government. While both measure success over six years, the feds do not count the performance of transfer students regardless of whether they earn a diploma. But even the government numbers show a record 65 percent of all Division I athletes earned a degree, compared to 63 percent of the overall student body. The NCAA does not calculate grad rates for the overall student population. Also, the NCAA’s board of directors will consider a proposal this week giving conferences the ability to allow an extra $2,000 in scholarship money to be used for men’s and women’s sports toward the full cost of attendance. The board is not expected to discuss a petition signed by 300 football and men’s basketball players seeking a share of television money. The National College Players Association, an athletes’ advocacy group run by former UCLA linebacker Ramogi Huma, started the petition drive. FOOTBALL BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU star CB Tyrann Mathieu, rushing leader Spencer Ware and DB Tharold Simon returned to practice, a week after being suspended for violating the team’s drug policy. The three were barred from Tiger Stadium for No. 1 LSU’s 45-10 victory over Auburn last weekend but coach Les Miles said they should be on the field when the unbeaten Tigers visit second-ranked Alabama on Nov. 5 in what has become one of the most anticipated games of the college football season. BASEBALL BOSTON — Boston righthander John Lackey will undergo reconstructive elbow surgery and miss the 2012 season, the latest setback in his rough year with the Red Sox. GM Ben Cherington made the announcement during a news conference at which he was introduced as the successor to Theo Epstein, who left to become president of baseball operations with the Chicago Cubs. Lackey was 12-12 with a 6.41 ERA in the second year of a 5-year, $82.5 million contract. CHICAGO — Theo Epstein was introduced as the new president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, who hope he can work the same magic for the championship-starved team as he did for the Boston Red Sox. The 37-year-old Epstein left the Red Sox with a year left on his contract as general manager. The Cubs finally made the announcement Friday night but held off on the news conference. MINNEAPOLIS — Righthander Joe Nathan will get a $2 million buyout after the Minnesota Twins declined the club option on the closer for the 2012 season. Twins’ GM Bill Smith says he spoke with Nathan and his agent and said the team was interested in re-signing Nathan. The option for 2012 was $12.5 million. Nathan converted 14-of-17 save opportunities this season and pitched 44.2 innings with an ERA of 4.84.




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Poll: Many boomers staying put amid bad economy
By DEREK KRAVITZ The Associated Press WASHINGTON — As baby boomers look ahead to retirement, they’d prefer a home that is affordable, accessible to medical care and close to family. But an Associated poll finds that amid a shaky economy, few think it’s likely they’ll move in retirement. Shelley Wernholm, a 47-year-old single mother of two who works for a health insurance company in Cleveland, said she wanted to retire and move to a new home by 60. But her pension was eliminated five years ago, her personal investments tanked during the recession and her home of 21 years has lost more than half of its value. “I was hoping I’d be moving to a beach somewhere, anywhere, preferably a warm one,” Wernholm said. “But I’m not moving. I can’t. It’s hard to remain optimistic.” The 77 million-strong generation born between 1946 and 1964 is increasingly worried about retirement and their finances amid the economic crisis of the past three years. Just 9 percent say they are strongly convinced they’ll be able to live comfortably in retirement. Overall, about 6 in 10 baby boomers say their workplace retirement plans, personal investments or real estate lost value during the economic downturn. Of this group, 53 percent say they’ll have to delay retirement because their nest eggs shrank.

DEAR BRUCE: Years ago, on a whim, I purchased a lot on a golf-course development at auction. The lot was not in a great area, but the cost was about $1,000. The taxes and assessment fees were minimal. Over the years, however, the owner-assessment fees have increased more than 800 percent. The lot assessment is the same as for homeowners who live in $150,000 to $400,000 homes. Selling, in this economy and with the taxes and fees, is impossible. How can I best dispose of this liability? -- Terry, Brookville, Pa. DEAR TERRY: Your situation is very similar to that of folks who purchased homes and are now upside-down. If you paid cash, that’s not a perfect comparison, but the facts are that you are being assessed by your homeowners association, which is certainly proper, and you have real estate taxes and local taxes. If you get tax bills from the city or county and fail to pay them, eventually they will foreclosure against the property. Whether that would legally resolve the situation between you and the association is a separate question. I’m not sure they would even bother foreclosing. That is another unanswered question. Finally, what is the association to do with delinquent payers? Do they take legal action against them personally? This will take some research by you or an attorney, but it’s not just a matter of “I will stop paying and it will go away.” You should find out, at the very least, what the association and the taxing authorities have done in the past. That’s not a guarantee of future behavior, but it’s a pretty decent indicator. DEAR BRUCE: I read your column on a regular basis and have begun investing in some stocks for my daughter through the brokerage at our local bank. The fees are killing us on small trades. I set aside one of your columns where at the end you mentioned an inexpensive brokerage firm, but I have misplaced the article. Could you please repeat that recommendation? -- Bernie, via email DEAR BERNIE: I am sure I didn’t recommend a specific inexpensive firm. That would not be like me at all. I may have mentioned several discount firms. These companies are easy enough to find on the Internet or through other research on your own. Further, if you are buying very small amounts of stock, there is a list of companies that will allow you to buy directly from them at little or no cost. DEAR BRUCE: I’m trying to convince a real estate partner (in Texas) to refinance one of our fully paid residential rental properties in Texas. I understand the proceeds of the loan would be tax-free. His CPA disagrees, saying that the proceeds would be taxable. I’m saying the money has to be paid back and therefore is not “income.” I refinanced a shopping center in the same area with a larger loan in 2005, and the three partners all pocketed some loan proceeds tax-free. The amount we are planning would be only about 50 percent of value and leave us in a comfortable cash-flow position. We own another similar property together that is also paid off. What are the IRS implications of refinancing and excess loan proceeds? Do you have any other comments on the plan? -Charlie, Hernando, Fla. DEAR CHARLIE: While there may be something in this particular relationship that

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“There’s a mistrust of the real estate market that we didn’t have before. There’s a concern about whether people will get money out of their house. They envision the home as a problem, not an asset, and this unshakable belief in homes as a tool for retirement has been shaken to the core.”
—Barbara Corcoran, a New York-based real estate consultant Financial experts say those losses, including home prices that have dropped by a third nationwide over the past four years, have left boomers anxious about moving and selling their homes. “There’s a mistrust of the real estate market that we didn’t have before,” said Barbara Corcoran, a New York-based real estate consultant. “There’s a concern about whether people will get money out of their house. They envision the home as a

Drilling boom brings surge in crime to small towns
TOWANDA, Pa. (AP) — In a modern-day echo of the raucous Old West, small towns enjoying a boom in oil and gas drilling are seeing a sharp increase in drunken driving, bar fights and other hellraising, blamed largely on an influx of young men who find themselves with lots of money in their pockets and nothing to do after they get off work. Authorities in Pennsylvania and other states are quick to point out that the vast majority of workers streaming in are law-abiding. But they also say the drilling industry has brought with it a hard-working, hard-drinking, rough-andtumble element that, in some places, threatens to overwhelm law enforcement. “On one hand, we need to count our blessings,” said Sheriff Scott Busching of Williams County, N.D. “On the other hand, we need to see if we can control this so it isn’t chickens one day and feathers the next. ... We have come to the point here where we’re almost overwhelmed. It’s very close.” In Bradford County, Pennsylvania’s most heavily drilled county in the 3-yearold rush to tap the Marcellus Shale, the nation’s largestknown natural gas reservoir, the stream of men from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and elsewhere has been accompanied by increases in arrests, traffic violations, protectionfrom-abuse orders and warrants issued for people who don’t show up in court, law enforcement officials said. In the heart of western North Dakota’s oil patch, driving under the influence and assaults have spiked after thousands of workers descended on the area and settled in apartments and trailer villages known as “man camps.” Southwestern Wyoming’s booming gas fields also have seen a rise in rowdy behavior.

problem, not an asset, and this unshakable belief in homes as a tool for retirement has been shaken to the core.” Fifty-two percent of boomers say they are unlikely to move someplace new in retirement, unchanged from March. And 4 in 10 say they are very likely to stay in their current home throughout all of their retirement. Older baby boomers are more apt to say they’re already settled in for their golden years; 48 percent say it’s extremely or very likely they’ll stay in the home they live in now throughout their retirement, compared with 35 percent among younger boomers. The same is true of those who’ve lived in their current home for 20 or more years. Midwestern and rural baby boomers also are more inclined to stay put. Not surprisingly, higherearning boomers who make more than $100,000 a year are more likely to buy a new home during retirement. Why buy a new home? About 4 in 10 of those who say it’s likely they’ll buy a new home in retirement would prefer a smaller one. Other important considerations include being close to medical offices or hospitals (39 percent); a different, and perhaps warmer, climate (30 percent); a more affordable home (25 percent); and being closer to family (15 percent). Just 8 percent of those surveyed are looking for a larger home and only 10 percent are searching for a city with more services.

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Tomorrow’s Horoscope
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2011 There is likely to be a noticeable improvement in your social life in the year ahead, stemming from palling around with a new group of people while still doing things with your old group. Keeping busy will be good for you. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Don’t put yourself down or be sarcastic if your companions have far better ideas than what you can come up with. On the contrary, be supportive of anything and everything that is superior. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Let bygones be bygones. Don’t let a past grievance or a misunderstanding continue to disrupt how you would normally treat another. Begin again with a fresh scorecard. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You can’t rely on outside circumstances to improve your lot in life; you can only bank on yourself. If you’re enterprising and industrious, you can make good things happen. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Smart people perceive their duties as opportunities to get ahead, not dull obligations. What might appear to be burdens to some could be scads of lucky breaks in enterprising hands. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- There is a time to push and shove, and a time to hang fire and fall back. A smart person knows the difference. If you’re aggressive when you should be diplomatic, you’ll lose out. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -If you have a bright idea to change something for the better that shouldn’t be too difficult to implement, by all means give it a try. If it’s a problem, forget it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It may be regrettable, but don’t hesitate to withdraw your support from an associate who you feel is handling a joint matter in a way that could discredit him or her, as well as you. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Don’t expect things to run too smoothly if you’re handling a matter in a way that tends to favor only you. Include others in your thinking, and watch how everything changes CANCER (June 21-July 22) -To your credit, you rarely hesitate to help out wherever and whenever you can. Today, however, make sure you don’t volunteer to take on something that’s more than you can handle. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Instead of distributing and delegating work, you might inadvisably attempt to do everything yourself. When you discover you’re overextended, don’t hesitate to ask for help. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Don’t panic; your problems are likely to be more gigantic in your mind than they actually are. Once you get on top of things, you’ll quickly realize your fears were unwarranted. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -This isn’t likely to be a good day for borrowing a treasured something from another, nor to lend anything you value. Small accidents could be more prevalent than usual.


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Dear Annie: My eldest more than the job pays. But brother has a secret. Before pay is based on what that he met his wife, he was mar- job is worth to the company, ried and had two children in not what the applicant deems a country that does not have himself to be worth. There is also a reluctance divorce. This was 25 years ago. The first marriage was to hire people who are signifivery rocky and my brother cantly overqualified, so applileft his wife while she was cants should focus only on pregnant with their second the requirements for the spechild. He then met his cur- cific job opening and stress rent wife and moved to the their ability to handle it. Also, U.S. His current wife doesn’t an older applicant must be know anything about the pre- prepared for the inevitable question, no matter how it vious marriage. is worded: If you The eldest son were such an asset from his first wife, to your last comwho was 6 when pany, why did they my brother abanlet you go? doned him, has My suggestion contacted me. He for older persons wants to meet his would be to sign up father. He also with an agency that is an emotional supplies temporary wreck because help. The advantage of my brother’s for the employer is behavior. He says that there is no oblihe wants to get to know his father Annie’s Mailbox gation for insurance or other benefits, and have closure. I don’t know what to do. -- and it allows a company to evaluate a person and make Worried Sister Dear Sister: Tell your a job offer if they wish. A brother immediately about less attractive alternative is the contact with his son and to market yourself as an indeencourage him to make this pendent contractor. Companies seldom release right. While it is not your place to inform his current a person who is doing an wife (and possibly destroy his essential job for which a marriage), your brother must replacement would be diffirealize that his son could eas- cult to find. Sadly, 22 years ily contact another person in of doing the same thing does the family. He should come not equate to a job level of 22 clean before someone else years experience -- nor does it provide an edge over a youngdoes it for him. Dear Annie: My husband er person doing the same job insists on lounging on our for the past 10 years. In most instances, a person corduroy sofa after he exercises. He is literally dripping over age 56 would do well with sweat, and every inch of to understand that, odds are, if your job is lost, you have his clothing is soaked. I have asked him nicely just involuntarily retired. -to please shower first, but he Retired in Florida Annie’s Mailbox is written gets angry and says he doesn’t need to. He insists I am over- by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy reacting. I hate to be a nag, Sugar, longtime editors of the but I am tired of damp, smelly Ann Landers column. Please furniture. How do I deal with e-mail your questions to, this? -- Stinky’s Wife Dear Wife: How lovely. or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, While your husband obvi- c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 ously should not place his W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, sweaty self on your fabric Los Angeles, CA 90045. furniture, he doesn’t seem inclined to stop. That means you will have to make the necessary adjustments. The simplest solution is covering the corduroy sofa with sheets or towels or a washable sofa cover. But you also might consider giving him a gym membership so he can work out (and hopefully shower) elsewhere. If he works out at home, place the treadmill or other equipment in another area of the house so he is more likely to lounge on something that won’t absorb so much moisture. Dear Annie: “Young at Heart” couldn’t find employment at the age of 62. You said most employers drop older workers for economic reasons. I think the biggest single obstacle in finding a job for an older person is the question of insurability. Also, many older people feel they are worth







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3 people pulled out of Turkish quake rubble
By SELCAN HACAOGLU and SUZAN FRASER Associated Press ERCIS, Turkey — Two teachers and a university student were rescued from ruined buildings in eastern Turkey today, three days after a devastating earthquake, but searchers said hopes of finding anyone else alive were rapidly fading. NTV television said 25-year-old teacher Seniye Erdem was pulled out around the same time that rescue workers also freed another teacher. The woman was thirsty and asked about her husband, who had died, it said Excavators with heavy equipment began clearing debris from some collapsed buildings in Ercis after searchers removed bodies and determined there were no other survivors. The 7.2-magnitude quake Sunday has killed at least 461 people and injured over 1,350. “At the moment, we don’t have any other signs of life,” said rescuer Riza Birkan. “We are concentrating on recovering bodies.” Still, rescue efforts continued in some areas of Ercis, the worst hit town in the temblor that also rattled Iran and Armenia. Gozde Bahar, a 27-year-old English teacher, was pulled out of a ruined building on today with injuries as her tearful mother watched anxiously. The state-run Anatolia news agency said her heart stopped at a field hospital but doctors managed to revive her. Earlier in the day, rescuers pulled out 18-year old university student Eyup Erdem, using tiny cameras mounted on sticks to locate him. They broke into applause as he emerged from the wreckage. Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said 63 teachers were among the dead and he alleged that shoddy construction contributed to the high casualty toll. He compared the alleged negligence of some officials and builders to murder because they ignored safety standards. “Despite all previous disasters, we see that the appeals were not heeded,” Erdogan said. He acknowledged problems in sending aid for thousands of people who were left homeless, but said close to 20,000 tents have since been sent to the quake zone. Turkey has said it will accept prefabricated homes and containers from other countries to house survivors, many of whom have slept in the open in near-freezing temperatures for three nights. “There was a failure in the first 24 hours, but in such situations such shortcomings are normal,” Erdogan said. “There may not be sufficient equipment in depots at the start, but these have (now) been resolved with equipment from other depots.” The quake destroyed one school and Turkish engineers were making sure other schools were safe or rendering them fit to resume lessons. Some 800 students at that school in Ercis were probably saved because the quake hit on a Sunday. On Tuesday, some groups of desperate survivors fought over aid and blocked aid shipments while a powerful aftershock ignited widespread panic that triggered a prison riot in a nearby provincial city. Health Ministry official Seraceddin Com said some 40 people were pulled out alive from collapsed buildings on Tuesday. They included a 2-week-old baby girl brought out half-naked but alive from the wreckage of an apartment building two days after the quake. Her mother and grandmother were also rescued, but her father was missing. The pockets of jubilation were however, tempered by many more discoveries of bodies by thousands of aid workers. On today, health officials said they had detected an increase in diarrhea, especially among the children, and urged survivors to drink bottled water until authorities can determine whether the tap water may be contaminated. With thousands left homeless or too afraid to return to damaged houses, Turkey said it would accept international aid offers, even from Israel, with which it has had strained relations. Israel offered assistance despite a rift between the two countries over last

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Oakland tense after protest clash
By TERRY COLLINS Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — The scene was calm but tense in Oakland, Calif., early Wednesday as a crowd of hundreds of protesters dwindled to just a few dozen at the site of several clashes between authorities and supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement a night earlier. Police in riot gear stood watch only a few yards away from a group of stalwart demonstrators in the aftermath of skirmishes in front of City Hall that resulted in five volleys of tear gas from police, in blasts that seemed to intensify with each round, over a roughly three-hour stretch of evening scuffles. The conflict began much earlier in the day when police dismantled an encampment of Occupy Wall Street protesters that had dominated a plaza across the street from the government building for more than two weeks. Police fired tear gas and beanbag rounds, clearing out the makeshift city in less than an hour. Hours after nightfall Tuesday evening, protesters had gathered at a downtown library and began marching toward City Hall in an attempt to re-establish a presence in the area of the disbanded camp. They were met by police officers in riot gear. Several small skirmishes broke out and officers cleared the area by firing tear gas. The scene repeated itself several times just a few blocks away in front of the

year’s Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla that killed nine Turkish activists. Over 500 aftershocks have rattled the area. A 5.7-magnitude aftershock on Tuesday sent residents rushing into the streets in panic while sparking a riot that lasted several hours by prisoners in the city of Van, 55 miles (90 kilometers) south of Ercis. On today, authorities transferred some 350 of the inmates to jails in other cities after prisoners, demanding to let out, set bedding on fire and the revolt spread inside the 1,000-bed prison, NTV television reported. The region is mostly-Kurdish populated and an area where Kurdish rebels are waging an armed campaign for autonomy from Turkey. The conflict, which has killed tens of thousands since 1984, continued despite the quake. Suspected Kurdish rebels detonated a roadside bomb as a military vehicle drove by 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Van on Monday. Turkey lies in one of the world’s most active seismic zones and is crossed by numerous fault lines. In 1999, two earthquakes with a magnitude of more than 7 struck northwestern Turkey, killing about 18,000 people. Istanbul, the country’s largest city with more than 12 million people, lies in northwestern Turkey near a major fault line, and experts say tens of thousands could be killed if a major quake struck there.

Tuition up as states slash budgets
JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer As President Obama prepared to announce new measures today to help ease the burden of student loan debt, new figures painted a demoralizing picture of college costs for students and parents: Average in-state tuition and fees at four-year public colleges rose an additional $631 this fall, or 8.3 percent, compared with a year ago. Nationally, the cost of a full credit load has passed $8,000, an all-time high. Throw in room and board, and the average list price for a state school now runs more than $17,000 a year, according to the twin annual reports on college costs and student aid published today by the College Board. The large increase in federal grants and tax credits for students, on top of stimulus dollars that prevented greater state cuts, helped keep the average tuition-and-fees that families actually pay much lower: about $2,490, or just $170 more than five years ago. But the days of states and families relying on budget relief from Washington appear numbered. And some argue that while Washington’s largesse may have helped some students, it did little to hold down prices. “The states cut budgets, the price goes up, and the (federal) money goes to that,” said Patrick Callan, president of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. “For 25 years we’ve been putting more and more money into financial aid, and tuition keeps going up. We’re on a national treadmill.” Nonetheless, President Obama planned to announce a series of steps to help with one of the consequences of rising college prices: student debt. This year total outstanding student loan debt has passed $1 trillion, now exceeding credit card debt. And concerns about student loan debt have been front and center with many of the Occupy Wall Street protesters. Obama will use executive authority for two loan-relief measures. First, he will move up the start date — from 2014 to 2012 — of a plan Congress already passed that reduces the maximum repayment on federal student loans from 15 percent of discretionary incomes to 10 percent. The White House says about 1.6 million borrowers could be affected, and that remaining debt would be forgiven after 20 years, instead of 25. The administration also will allow 5.8 million borrowers with outstanding loans from two federal programs — direct lending the Family Education Loan Program — to consolidate into a direct loan, potentially saving some borrowers hundreds of dollars per month. Those changes may not help new borrowers much, but they could put cash in the pockets of millions still paying back their loans. They also could encourage more borrowers to take advantage of the income repayment options that are already in place, but not widely known. Finally, by consolidating into direct lending, more could qualify for that program’s public service loan forgiveness, which can forgive debts after just 10 years of repayments for people working in nonprofit or public service jobs. In the College Board’s latest price report, some of the increase was driven by huge increases at public universities in California, which enrolls 10 percent of public four-year college students and whose 21 percent tuition increase this year was the largest of any state.

“This movement is more than just the people versus the police. It’s about the people trying to have their rights to basic services.”

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NYPD shadows Muslims who change names
By MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN Associated Press NEW YORK — Muslims who change their names to sound more traditionally American, as immigrants have done for generations, or who adopt Arabic names as a sign of their faith are often investigated and catalogued in secret New York Police Department intelligence files, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The NYPD monitors everyone in the city who changes his or her name, according to internal police documents and interviews. For those whose names sound Arabic or might be from Muslim countries, police run comprehensive background checks that include reviewing travel records, criminal histories, business licenses and immigration documents. All this is recorded in police databases for supervisors, who review the names and select a handful of people for police to visit. The program was conceived as a tripwire for police in the difficult hunt for homegrown terrorists, where there are no widely agreed upon warning signs. Like other NYPD intelligence programs created in the past decade, this one involved monitoring behavior protected by the First Amendment. Since August, an Associated Press investigation has revealed a vast NYPD intelligencecollecting effort targeting Muslims following the terror attacks of September 2001. Police have conducted surveillance of entire Muslim neighborhoods, chronicling every aspect of daily life, including where people eat, pray and get their

plaza, where police set up behind metal barricades, preventing protesters from gaining access to the site. Tensions would build as protesters edged ever closer to the police line and reach a breaking point with a demonstrator hurling a bottle or rock, prompting police to respond with another round of gas. The chemical haze hung in the air for hours, new blasts clouding the air before the previous fog could dissipate. The number of protesters diminished with each round of tear gas. Police estimated that there were roughly 1,000 demonstrators at the first clash following the march. About 200 remained after the final conflict around 11:15 PDT, mostly young adults, some riding bicycles, protecting themselves from the noxious fumes with bandanas and scarves wrapped around their faces. Police have denied reports that they used flash bang canisters to help break up the crowds, saying the loud noises came

from large firecrackers thrown at police by protesters. Helicopters scanned the area late Tuesday and scores of officers wearing helmets and carrying clubs patrolled the streets. Fire crews put out small blazes in trash containers. Protesters moved about uneasily even as one used a bull horn to express his resolve. “This movement is more than just the people versus the police,” Mario Fernandez said. “It’s about the people trying to have their rights to basic services.” He added, “This crowd isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.” Acting Police Chief Howard Jordan told reporters at a late night news conference that authorities had no other choice, saying the protesters were throwing rocks and bottles at officers. “We had to deploy gas to stop the crowd,” he said, according to a KCBS report. City officials say that two officers were injured. At least five protesters were arrested and several others injured in the evening clashes. In the morning raid authorities removed about 170 demonstrators who had been staying in the area overnight after repeatedly being warned that such a camp was illegal and they faced arrest by remaining. City officials said 97 people were arrested. Protesters promised to reconvene Wednesday morning. Police, meanwhile, remained in riot gear standing watch.

“It’s a company tug-ofwar on the Fourth of July, and all the rope is on management’s side,” he said. “It is not collective bargaining. It becomes collective begging.” Much of the debate focused on the collective bargaining law’s effects on Ohio teachers. While many ads of both sides of the ballot issue focus on public safety workers, educators make up more than half the state’s public work force. The law makes a number of changes for teachers, including instating merit pay. Many of those changes would still stay in place if the bill is defeated, as they were passed in the budget that took effect in July. Earlier on Tuesday, a Quinnipiac University poll found that 57 percent of registered Ohio voters want to repeal the law, while 32 percent want to keep it. The poll has a margin of error of 2.4 percentage points. In a news release immediately after the debate, Building a Better Ohio, the group trying to protect the law, claimed victory in the debate. We Are Ohio spokeswoman Melissa Fazekas said once the law is repealed, residents will be the real winners. Kasich said he and supporters will continue working to persuade voters to uphold the law. “We think this is the right thing to create an environment for cities to be able to be successful,” he said. “We’re giving them the tools.” The poll surveyed 1,668 registered voters by phone last week. The percentage of respondents opposing the law has almost doubled since a Sept. 27 Quinnipiac poll.


hair cut. Police infiltrated dozens of mosques and Muslim student groups and investigated hundreds more. Monitoring name changes illustrates how the threat of terrorism now casts suspicion over what historically has been part of America’s story. For centuries, immigrants have Americanized their names in New York. The Roosevelts were once the van Rosenvelts. Fashion designer Ralph Lauren was born Ralph Lifshitz. Donald Trump’s grandfather changed the family name from Drumpf. David Cohen, the NYPD’s intelligence chief, worried that would-be terrorists could use their new names to lie low in New York, current and former officials recalled. Reviewing name changes was intended to identify people who either Americanized their names or took Arabic names for the first time, said the officials, who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the program. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne did not respond to messages left over two days asking about the legal justification for the program and whether it had identified any terrorists. The goal was to find a way to spot terrorists like Daood Gilani and Carlos Bledsoe before they attacked. Gilani, a Chicago man, changed his name to the unremarkable David Coleman Headley to avoid suspicion as he helped plan the 2008 terrorist shooting spree in Mumbai, India. Bledsoe, of Tennessee, changed his name to Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad in 2007 and, two years later, killed one soldier and wounded another in a shooting at a recruiting station in Little Rock, Ark.

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juana and the trend of mixing cough syrup with Sprite or a similar soft drink. If a teacher finds an empty Sprite bottle with residue of purple liquid in it, drug abuse could be at hand. According to Fittro, this and empty bottles of cough syrup are the remnants of “robotripping” on “drank” or “purple drank.” Because the taste is less than pleasant, Jolly Ranchers can be dissolved in the mixture to improve the taste. When a 4-ounce bottle of Robitussin is mixed with a 20-ounce bottle of Sprite, it’s known as a “twenty-fo” and appears in the lyrics of hip-hop artists like the Black Eyed Peas and Lil Wayne. The slang hidden in lyrics is also known by users but may not “stick out” to parents and teachers. “Identification is pretty important, so is knowing the behaviors of those who are under the influence and knowing the slang. Teachers may hear things that otherwise wouldn’t mean anything to them,” Fittro concluded.

Northern Ohio Fugitive Task Force because criminals don’t usually stay in one jurisdiction; especially when they travel the I-75 corridor,” Clark said. “So, this is just another step towards inter-agency cooperation and communication. Criminals do not obey jurisdictional lines when committing crime and we should not be restrained by jurisdictional lines when attempting to apprehend them. “They may do something in Toledo and come hide out in Lima or go off into a rental home in a nearby community to avoid detection. If the investigation leads to our area, they’ll form a task force with members of local and state agencies together to conduct the search and take the fugitive into custody.” Clark indicated he has been with the Marshals since last year and the chief became connected with the federal agency when he was assigned to the local task force several years ago.

Answers to Monday’s questions: Howard Hughes built the world’s largest wooden plane, the “Spruce Goose.” The plane was made almost entirely from birch laminate. Hughes designated the flying boat as H-4 and despised its popular nickname. Mr. Potato Head used to smoke a pipe. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop lobbied Hasbro to eliminate it, saying he was a bad influence on children. Today’s questions: Who was the first U.S. president who sponsored and ran a television ad campaign during his run for the White House? How many sticks of gum does the average American chew each year? Answers in Thursday’s Herald. Today’s words: Fibusculum: a legal separation Vibratiunculation: a shudder Today’s joke: A police officer was investigating an accident on a two-lane, narrow road in which the drivers had hit virtually head-on. One driver, an extremely elderly woman, kept repeating, “He wouldn’t let me have my half of the road!” After gathering as much information as possible, he angrily approached the other driver, who was examining his own damage. The police officer asked, “That old lady says that you wouldn’t let her have her half of the road. Why not? In exasperation, the man turns from his smashed car and says, “Officer, I would have been happy to give her half of the road if she had just let me know which half she wanted!”

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