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Jennifer Salazar will present a Christmas craft project titled “A Homespun Christmas” at 10 a.m. Nov. 19 at the Delphos Public Library. Participants will complete a Christmas project to take with them. Stop in the library or call to register for this holiday program.


Ohio union law falls in sweeping defeat
By JULIE CARR SMYTH and ANN SANNER The Associated Press COLUMBUS — Voters of both parties in every corner of Ohio helped defeat the state’s new collective bargaining law Tuesday by a wide margin, sending a message that Gov. John Kasich said he would need time to fully digest. All but five of Ohio’s 88 counties opposed the law, more than half with upwards of 60 percent of the vote, according to final unofficial results. The nationally watched campaign dominated the general election, though a largely symbolic amendment to the state constitution snubbing federal health insurance mandates won by an even stronger margin in even more counties. With 99 percent of precincts reporting early today, more than 61 percent of voters had rejected the union-limiting Senate Bill 5. Nearly 66 percent had supported the health care amendment. A third ballot issue raising the age limit for judges from 70 to 75 was rejected with 62 percent of the vote. Victorious issue campaigns said voters of every political stripe are fed up. “I think it says people are tired of the excuses and the political games and the attacks on working people and their ability to make a living,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said of the


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Delphos, Ohio opting out of the 2009 federal health care law for similar reasons. “Ohioans and Americans understand. They don’t want forced government health care, they don’t want to be told what to buy, what to eat, what to drive,” he said. “What a lot of people in Columbus and Washington, D.C., don’t understand is we don’t send our elected representatives there to take our liberty away.” Kasich congratulated opponents of the contentious, union-limiting law he signed in March — and said he would be deciding how to move forward. “I’ve heard their voices, I understand their decision and frankly I respect what people have to say in an effort like this. And as a result of that, it requires me to take a deep breath, you know, and to spend some time reflecting on what happened here.” Cincinnati firefighter Doug Stern said he hopes lawmakers would be willing to work with firefighters and other public workers should they try again to change collective bargaining. “We want the ability to sit down at the table,” said Stern, who has put in 15 years with the fire department. “We live in the communities we serve. We don’t want them to do poorly.” Unions, Democratic organizations, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and President Obama all praised voters’ rejection See OHIO, page 9

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“I think it says people are tired of the excuses and the political games and the attacks on working people and their ability to make a living.”
— Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO president rejection of Kasich’s collective bargaining overhaul. Jeff Longstreth, who managed the successful Healthcare Freedom Amendment campaign, said voters supported

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The St. John’s vs. Tiffin Calvert football will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bowling Green State University. Gates open at 1:45 p.m. St. John’s will sit on the west side. Parking entrance will be on West side (Gate 3). Directions: Exit I-75 on Exit 181, turn left on Wooster, right on Mercer, then right on Alumni. Use parking lots 13, 20 and 24. There is a $5 charge for parking. Tickets will be sold in the high school office at the following times: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today and Thursday 7:30-8 p.m. today 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday The school will receive a percentage of all tickets purchased at the school. All tickets are $7 presale and $9 at the gate. Children 6 years old and older must have a ticket. This ticket is good for the second game also — Kenton vs. Genoa.

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The Elida Athletic Department will sell tickets for the Division III Region 10 semifinal playoff game Friday (vs. Columbus St. Francis deSales). Tickets will be sold in the athletic office 7-8:30 p.m. today and Thursday. Tickets will also be sold in the Commons from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mary Winhover, left, Darlene Kemper and Sue Smith sign in Van Wert County voters Tuesday at the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. Voter turnout in both counties in Delphos was more than 40 percent.

Rode, Wulfhorst fill school board seats, unexpired term still open
BY NANCY SPENCER DELPHOS — Joe Rode and Michael Wulfhorst will serve on the Delphos City School Board of Education for the next four years. Rode garnered 2,155 votes; Wulfhorst, 1,512; and Greg Gossman fell short on his bid with 1,187 votes. Rode, 34, has been attending board meetings for nearly a year and said he sees the challenges he and the board face. Hiring a superintendent will be the first. “We need to find the right person. We have a unique district and they will need to work with both school systems.” He said. He is concerned about the four unsuccessful attempts to raise more operating money. “I know the district needs additional funding to give the students every advantage to go on to whatever they want,” he added. “I hope I can help the district residents understand the need and work to keep our district strong.” Rode and his wife Crysti reside in Landeck. They have three children. Rode is employed at PalmerDonovan. Wulfhorst, 37, is ready to roll up his sleeves and get to work. Hiring a superintendent is also on Wulfhorst’s short list. “I look for the next superintendent of Delphos Schools to have a strong educational background and experience. I want the candidate to be a creative thinker and to have great personal qualities,” he said. “I am looking for someone that can work with both schools to continue to provide the best educational opportunities to our children.” Wulfhorst has an approach to pass a school levy. “I will work with the community, business owners and both schools on getting the word out about the need for a new levy to assure that we can continue to provide the quality education the Delphos schools are known for,” he said. “I will work with the current and new board mem-

DELPHOS — Voters gave approval for the Delphos 4.05mill tax levy renewal Tuesday at the polls. The measure passed 1,234 to 757. The levy taxes a property valued at $75,000 at about $98 per year and generates $208,000 per year, according to the county auditor’s estimate. Mayor Michael Gallmeier was unopposed and will retain his seat for another four years. Kim Riddell will take the council president’s chair in January along with Councilmen-at-Large Kevin Osting, Joe Martz and Josh Gillespie, City Law Director Clayton Osting, Treasurer Bob Mosier and Auditor Tom Jettinghoff, all unopposed on Tuesday. See results on page 9.

The 19th annual Martial Arts Tournament will again take place at Jefferson Senior High school at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in the gym. The cost is $25 for one or all events. Spectator fee is a donation at the door. This tournament is open to all styles and will again benefit the Jefferson National Honor Society. All Black Belt BY MIKE FORD divisions will compete first. Registration for the tournament will start at 9 a.m. SPENCERVILLE — Voter support For information, contact here gave Council President PJ Johnson Mike Maag at 419-296-9931 or e-mail at a new job to take in January — that of mayor. He says his primary agenda is to give the vilForecast lage a new look by attracting new Scattered showbusinesses. ers Thursday; “My agenda is 30 percent basically to give chance with Spencerville a high in mid 40s. new look; to try to See page 2. entice new business to the area; Index to do whatever Obituaries 2 it takes to give State/Local 3 Spencerville an Johnson Politics 4 advantage to give Community 5 ourselves an upper Sports 6-7 edge in any way we can,” he said Johnson will move into the job with a Business 8 swearing in at the first council meeting in Classifieds 10 January. He will take six years as council TV 11 president with him into the post. World News 12 “I’ve learned the procedures of local government and what has to be done to move forward; what’s best for our community,” he said.

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bers in continuing to give our young men and women the best educational opportunities in the state. We need to restore some lost programs due to the last budget cuts and I plan on working hard to find a reasonable, cost-effective solution to these issues.” The unexpired term, filled by Deb Gallmeier after no candidate came forward in the 2010 General Election will remain unfilled until the school board appoints someone to fill it on or after the first meeting in January.

Having lost some manufacturing jobs in recent years, economic development may be the village’s biggest challenge. “We have to do the best we can to make our village attractive, both visually and with possible abatements and whatever we can do at the local level. Since I started running for mayor, elected officials outside Spencerville have contacted me. So, I’m networking and I’m involved locally. We recently started a community improvement corporation here in Spencerville and I serve on the board. We’re doing whatever we can to market the town,” he said. The 42-year-old father of two has been married to his wife, Linda, 16 years. He works with the county engineer’s office as its fleet and facility manager. In Spencerville, he has been involved with one of its largest infrastructure projects that is also important in attracting new businesses: water. “Council has now moved forward with a water treatment plant. We have been in the design stage and have had it shelf-ready but recently passed a motion to move ahead. Rather than being built onsite, we will have it built off-site and put it together on-site as a modular,” he said.

DELPHOS — Van Wert County voters lent their overwhelming support Tuesday to the county’s Council on Aging. The passage of two measures included a five-year, .2-mill levy that is split 84/16 with Delphos Senior Citizens, Inc. The measure passed 6,468 to 2,155. Executive Director Joyce Hale says she is grateful to the voters. “We’re just delighted for the clients. We’re very thankful to the voters of Delphos; they’ve always helped us and we’re very thankful for their support. We appreciate it so very much because we use that money for transportation. Without public transportation, it’s difficult for people to get around and getting to doctors’ offices and hospitals is so important,” she said. Hale said her center’s vans are on the road every day. “Last year we got roughly $15,000. This year, we trans-

ported 91 different clients in 3,311 trips from January to September. It’s hard to tell how much of that was just for Van Wert County; we can only spend each county’s levy dollars on residents of that county.” Hale said the price of gas can be a heavy burden. The center tries to consolidate trips as much as possible but it does spread its wings to gather in its chicks. “We seldom go anywhere with just one person in the van; we may have three or five people in it from any of our three counties. We pick them up where they live; Delphos, Middle Point, Convoy and anywhere between. We take them where they need to go; we bring them up here for lunch and we take them to their doctor. We are in Lima every day, sometimes two vans, and that may mean taking Van Wert County people to Lima, if that’s where their doctor is,” she said. The other levy that passed is a five-year, .25-mill issue, with 100 percent of the funds going to the Van Wert center.

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Coast Guard OKs winding WEATHER Delphos weather down BP spill cleanup
By CAIN BURDEAU and DINA CAPPIELLO The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — BP will no longer be responsible for cleaning up oil that washes up on the Gulf Coast unless officials can prove it comes from the company’s well that blew out in 2010, causing the worst offshore spill in U.S. history, according to a plan approved by the Coast Guard and obtained by The Associated Press. The plan marks the near end of the cleanup phase of the oil spill, according to the Nov. 2 agreement obtained by the AP on Tuesday. Now, BP will turn its attention to restoring areas damaged by the spill that began on April 20, 2010, when the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded, killing 11 workers. About $1 billion has been set aside for those projects, an official says. About 90 percent of the Gulf coast has been deemed clean, according to officials. The plan spells out protocol for when an area still needs to be cleaned and when BP’s responsibility for that ends. Louisiana officials wouldn’t give their approval because they were concerned about what they perceived as a lack of long-term monitoring in the document. They also complained that the Coast Guard gave them only five days to review the plan, according to a letter sent to the agency by Garret Graves, a top aide to Gov. Bobby Jindal for coastal affairs. That concern was echoed by Ralph Portier, an oil spill cleanup expert with Louisiana State University. “If we have learned anything from Valdez and Ixtoc, there needs to be an awareness for long-term monitoring,” Portier said. He was referring to the Exxon-Valdez tanker spill in 1989 in Alaska and the 1979 Ixtoc oil rig spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He said the Coast Guard should have a plan to respond to problems that may arise. On Florida’s Panhandle, some people reacted with skepticism. Kenneth Collins, who rents fishing poles to tourists and spends his days with local fishermen at the Pensacola Beach pier, said he doesn’t think the effects of the spill are over. “It’s not ok at all. We aren’t scientists or anything but we are out there all the time and we can tell things aren’t right,” Collins said. Red fish, cobia, grouper and other species caught off the beach pier have oily deposits in their intestines when they are carved up for cleaning, he said. “Everything is just not how it used to be. When you pull a fish up, it doesn’t look like it is supposed to look, like they did before” said Ryan Johnson a fishermen on the pier. Johnson said many fish now have an unnatural brownish color. Despite the concerns, the Coast Guard said its finalized plan would apply to Louisiana and all the Gulf states. New oil that shows up on clean shores would be treated “as any kind of oil response,” said Coast Guard spokeswoman Lt. Suzanne Kerver. Officials would try to determine where it came from. If a link to BP’s now-plugged Macondo well was found, then the Coast Guard would ask the oil giant to clean it up. Kerver says the shoreline plan outlines “the standard for clean.” BP can now start work on restoring areas damaged by the spill. Restoration plans

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The high temperature Tuesday in Delphos was 69 and the low was 49. A year ago today, the high was 68 and the low was 33. The record high for today is 75, set in 1999 and the record low of 15 was set in 1991. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press

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A boy, Logan Alan, was born Nov. 3 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital to Craig and Lisa Drerup of Pickerington. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Grandparents are Dave and Martha Drerup of Delphos and Mark and Debbie Yates of Pickerington. Great-grandparents are Leo and Bernice Drerup of Delphos and Mary Phyllis Yates of Michigan. ST. RITA’S A girl was born Nov. 7 to Kellie Runyan and Andrew Siler of Delphos. A boy was born Nov. 8 to Bradley and Leslie Klima of Ottoville.



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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The bed where Michael Jackson took his last breath is up for sale. The queen-size piece is among hundreds of items from the Holmby Hills mansion where Jackson spent his final days that are set to hit the auction block next month. “We want to preserve the history of these items,” said celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien, president of Julien’s Auctions, which will sell the various antique furnishings, paintings and sculptures that surrounded the King of Pop as he prepared for a series of comeback concerts. The North Carolwood Drive home where Jackson lived with his three children from December 2008 until his death on June 25, 2009, is separately up for sale. The house and its furnishings were leased to Jackson while he and his family lived there. A note from one of the children remains on a chalkboard inside the home’s sprawling kitchen, where three barstools were lined up against the center island — a perfect breakfast spot for the kids. “I (heart) Daddy. SMILE, it’s for free,” the chalk note reads in childlike scrawl. The chalk-

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May 9, 1922 Nov. 7, 2011 Paul J. Burgei, 89, of Ottoville died 2:45 p.m. Monday at the Meadows of Kalida. He was born May 9, 1922, in Cloverdale to Michael A. and Pauline F. (Pittner) Burgei. On Sept. 1, 1951, he married Rita Koester, who died Oct. 3, 1985. He is survived by his children, Darlene Carfora of Ottoville and Gary (Bridget) Burgei of Troy; three grandchildren, Andrew Paul Burgei, Kaitlyn Susanna Burgei and Benjamin Robert Burgei; and five sisters, Agnes King of Napoleon, Miriam Kamann of Oregon, Ohio, Mildred (William) Pollick of Dublin, Helen Koester of Ottoville and Dorothy Kahle of Kalida. Also preceding him in death are three sisters, Annette Kromer, Margaret Maas and Louise Burgei; and two brothers, Hilary Burgei and Lawrence Burgei. Mr. Burgei was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, and retired in 1987 from Chrysler, where he had been a machine repairman. He had also worked for ExCello and Ford Motor Company. While working at Ford, he received the “Town Crier” award for community service. He had served as an assistant fire chief for the Ottoville Fire Department and had been on the Ottoville School Board. He enjoyed woodworking in his spare time. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Rev. John Stites officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township, where a scripture service will be held at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local Habitat for Humanity. Condolences may be expressed at

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HILLSBORO (AP) — A veteran standup comedian was elected mayor Tuesday of a small city in southwest Ohio. With Hillsboro reporting complete, unofficial results, Drew Hastings had 773 votes to 440 for John Levo, a retired banker and former city councilman. The 57-year-old Hastings moved from Los Angeles to the community 50 miles east of Cincinnati six years ago, buying a cattle farm. A veteran of TV’s “Comedy Central,” a regular on the syndicated “Bob & Tom Show” on radio, and familiar in comedy clubs across the country, Hastings became increasingly involved in the city of 6,600 residents, buying and renovating several downtown buildings. He said his celebrity — although he jokingly describes himself as a “D, E, or F-list celeb” — could help bring positive attention to Hillsboro. He also suggested boosting tourism with “agritainment,” such as hay art and hay bale races. Hillsboro has been dealing with double-digit unemployment and other financial issues. Hastings also said his years of performing in similar Midwest cities gives him some insights into what works and what doesn’t for economic development. He at times had to fend off criticism of his adult-oriented humor and questions about his motives, such as whether he was seeking publicity for himself or gathering material for new comedy routines. He joked in a pre-election Twitter message that his campaign highlighted sexual harassment issues: “I don’t think citizens should be touched inappropriately — in their wallet.” Hastings won a three-way Republican primary in May. Levo, who’s 65, filed as an independent. No Democrats ran to succeed retiring twoterm incumbent Richard Zink, a Democrat. Hastings, who grew up in the Dayton suburb of Kettering, will start a fouryear term in January.

Fighting to keep seniors warm this winter
By Sen. Sherrod Brown For more than 30 years, the bipartisan Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has helped many Ohio seniors and families – especially those with the lowest incomes who pay a high proportion of their income on home energy – keep warm in the winter. Yet, under a new proposal in the House of Representatives, warm-weather states may receive additional funds at the expense of cold weather states like Ohio. Seniors facing rising home energy costs during Ohio’s cold winters shouldn’t be forced to choose between heating their homes and buying groceries. A bill in the House would slash vital energy resources for low-income and elderly Ohioans to send a large share of energy assistance resources to warmweather states like Florida and Arizona. By setting aside a bipartisan formula for disbursing assistance that’s been used for 30 years, the House proposal would result in colder-weather states receiving less help – to the tune of $15 million in Ohio alone. It’s time to listen to and speak out for the 426,410 Ohioans who don’t know how they’re going to keep the heat on this winter. When elderly and low-income Ohioans pay high heating costs to keep their homes warm, they often cut back on other bills – like buying groceries or paying for medicine. Recently, I visited with a constituent who lives in Cuyahoga County. The woman I met with – at her home – is in her nineties and relies on LIHEAP funds to help keep warm as the temperature falls. I also spoke with a senior citizen from Waterford who has a monthly income of about $694 and in the winter spends a large portion of her income on heating. While the debate in Washington has been focused on the budget deficit, what programs we choose to cut have real-world consequences. We cannot forget the challenges faced by America’s seniors and low-income, working families. The senior from Washington County said she doesn’t know what elderly Ohioans are going to do if this is cut. Further cuts to LIHEAP could result in Ohio seniors receiving smaller award amounts to help heat their homes this winter or denied assistance altogether. Hypothermia claimed the lives of hundreds of Ohioans over the past five years – and this was at a time when LIHEAP resources were more abundant. With heating oil prices expected to rise by 10 percent this winter, we have a responsibility to help keep Ohio families safe. Let’s make sure we don’t have to get to that point. That is why I led 33 of my Senate colleagues – both Republicans and Democrats – in writing to the Obama Administration in sup-


port of the rapid deployment of LIHEAP resources to the communities in cold, Midwestern and Northeastern states that need it most. As poverty rates increase, it becomes even more imperative that America acts to protect our values. In America, no senior should have to worry about freezing in their own home. A single, working parent shouldn’t have to choose between keeping the heat on and paying for food for her children. Like most Americans, I care about the budget and the deficit. But we need to cut wasteful subsidies for Big Oil companies or extra tax breaks for giant corporations before cutting lifelines for Ohio seniors.



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“He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.” — Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)

US to sanction Iran more
By JULIE PACE and BRADLEY KLAPPER Associated Press WASHINGTON — The United States is readying a range of unilateral sanctions against Iran, as well as additional measures with international partners, should the Islamic republic fail to answer fresh questions about its nuclear ambitions posed by a report released Tuesday by a United Nations watchdog. While U.S. officials see the International Atomic Energy Agency’s report as a vindication of its long-held assertion that Iran’s nuclear program is aimed at developing weapons, the new intelligence wasn’t likely to be a game-changer. U.S. officials insisted they were still focused on using sanctions and diplomatic channels to punish Iran for its nuclear efforts, and steered clear of any suggestion that the international community was moving closer to taking military action. The IAEA report reveals for the first time that Iran is suspected of conducting secret experiments whose sole purpose is the development of nuclear arms. It’s the strongest sign yet that Iran seeks to build a nuclear arsenal, despite Tehran’s claims to the contrary. Senior Obama administration officials said much of the intelligence contained in By KIMBERLY HEFLING AP Education Writer the report was already known to the U.S., though the report was unique in its scope and level of details. And it puts the U.N.’s imprimatur on some claims and strands of evidence gathered by the U.S., which could prove valuable as the Obama administration lobbies governments around the world to toughen their own sanctions against Iran. One official said the U.S. would be consulting with international partners in the coming days on ways to ratchet up the pressure on Iran, though they offered no detail on what entities in Iran could be targeted. The U.S. already has slapped sanctions on dozens of Iranian government agencies, financial and shipping companies as well as officials over the nuclear program and could target additional institutions like Iran’s Central Bank. It also has pushed the U.N. Security Council, which previously has imposed four rounds of international sanctions on Iran, for increased penalties. But in light of Iran’s continued defiance, some, including many in Israel, have argued that military action is the only solution. Speculation has run high in Israel over the past week that the government there is contemplating a strike, and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned of that possibility ahead of the

One Year Ago • Preparations for the Landeck Sausage and Sauerkraut dinner start with the “Making of the Kraut.” More than 25 men from the parish met Oct. 6 at the home of Jake Miller to cut cabbage to be processed into kraut. Arthur Rode, Robert Martin, Jerry Miller, Dave Hiller and Don Kaverman were among those helping make the sauerkraut. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • Delphos Future Farmers of America initiated five Greenhands (new members) recently. Guest speaker at the initiation meeting was Joyce Scott, state FFA secretary. She spoke on setting goals in FFA. Scott handed certificates to Greenhands, Med Smith, Reid Thompson, Randy Stone, Scott Wurst and Brian Shaffer. • Special award winners at St. John’s volleyball team awards program were Cyndi Kortokrax, Beth Gengler and Jill Schimmoeller. Kortokrax received the Blue Jay Hustle Award and was also honored for her selection to first team Midwest Athletic Conference and honorable mention District 8. Gengler was honored for having the highest serving percentage for the varsity. Schimmoeller had the highest serving percentage for the reserves. • Becky Krietemeyer of Fort Jennings owns a polar bear… or at least part of one. She and other members of the Ohio Northern volleyball team adopted Nia, a live, fully-grown polar bear at the Cleveland Zoo. The polar bear is the ONU mascot. Team members and Coach Sheila Wallace traveled to the zoo to present a check to help in the care of the polar bear and to meet their new furry friend. 50 Years Ago — 1961 • Delphos voters returned Mayor Richard F. Wulfhorst, Democrat, to office by a plurality of 619 votes over his Republican opponent, Donald Jacomet. In a tight race, they also re-elected Robert J. Hohlbein, Republican, as president of city council over Harold Wieging, Democrat, by a final vote of 946 to 805. Defeated in a bid for re-election to the city treasurer post was Democrat Francis “Buck” Weisgerber, who was beaten, 1036-817, by Republican Thomas H. Scherger. • Lt. Colonel Paul E. Gardner, formerly of Delphos and brother of Mrs. Brooks Louthan, West Third Street, has arrived at the Granite City Engineer Depot to fill the assisnment of Deputy Commander. Colonel Gardner earned a degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A. & A. and entered the Army as a commissioned officer in 1934. • Martha Meeker was elected president of the Mary Martha Bible Class of the Christian Union Church during a meeting held Tuesday in the home of Norma Moore on Adam Street. Other officers elected to serve during the ensuing year were Dorothy Miller, vice president; Opal Fry, secretary; Beulah Jacobs, treasurer; and Elizabeth Wiley, assistant secretary.


Bernanke shows independence with Texas trip

75 Years Ago — 1936 • Work was started Monday morning to tear down an old Delphos landmark, the Kollsmith building at the corner of Main and Fifth streets, to make way for the erection of a Standard Oil super service station. The building was erected in 1873 by Fred Kollsmith, Sr. For many years the building was used by Fred Kollsmith and his sons, where they carried on a blacksmith business and made wagons, buggies and sleighs. • Paul Gardner of Delphos, has been appointed as deputy engineer of Van Wert County by J. F. Mollenkopf, Van Wert County engineer-elect. Gardner, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George A. Gardner, is a graduate of Jefferson High School and received his degree of civil engineering at Tri-State College at Angola, Indiana. • Seven Jefferson High School girls went to Ada Saturday WASHINGTON — If morning to participate in the Ohio Northern University Girls Play Day. Those from Jefferson were Pauline Hartlieb, Juanita you were Herman Cain, what Nollan, Lial Druckemiller, Armeda Van Meter, Betty Jones and would you do? Undoubtedly countless Delores Newton. men have pondered this question the past several days. The query got trickier when feminist attorney Gloria Allred presented a fourth woman — in person — to recount a past sexual transgression involving the former pizza executive. Or, as Allred colorfully put it, Cain’s idea of a “stimulus package.” Oh, chortle, chortle. Perhaps finding herself in the Friars’ Club, where Allred called a news conference, she couldn’t resist her inner comic. If true, the experience related by Sharon Bialek, a former employee of the National Restaurant Association’s educational foundation, was more than a joke. Allegedly, on the pretense of showing Bialek the restaurant association’s offices, Cain parked the car and essentially assaulted Bialek, slipping his hand under her skirt and trying to bring her head toward his lap. Not a very presidential image that. When Bialek protested, reminding Cain that she had a boyfriend, he allegedly said, “You want a job, right?” Corroborating testimony via written statements from two other individuals, whom Bialek had told about the

WASHINGTON (AP) — A town hall meeting with Ben Bernanke and a group of military families discussing family finances wouldn’t normally draw much notice. But for this particular event, the Federal Reserve chairman is venturing into Texas. And those who watch the Fed say the visit sends a message to Bernanke’s critics: The Fed is independent and won’t be intimidated. Three months ago, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is seeking the Republican presidential nod, had sent a veiled threat: Bernanke would be treated “ugly” in Texas if he continued to pursue ever-lower interest rates — a policy that Perry and some other critics say is akin to recklessly printing money. Now, Bernanke is visiting Texas for the first time since then, to a U.S. Army fort in El Paso. His destination may not be coincidental. “There has to be a political significance to this trip, given what presidential candidate Perry said about the Fed chairman and about how badly he would be treated in Texas,” said David Jones, head of consultant DMJ Advisors and the author of books on the central bank. “The Fed sees Texas as a good place to make a stand to assert the Fed’s independence.” The Fed wouldn’t say whether the El Paso town hall meeting was planned before or after Perry made his remarks. Fed officials say only that Fort Bliss was chosen because it has a successful financial literacy program that Bernanke wants to highlight. The town hall meeting is the latest in a series of public outreach efforts Bernanke has made, they say. Over the past 2 1/2 years, Bernanke has attended a half-dozen informal gatherings in Kansas City, Atlanta, Cleveland and other cities. This week’s town hall meeting is his first in Texas.

Bipartisan rewrite of education law sparks debate
WASHINGTON — In a divided Washington, there’s widespread agreement that the sweeping No Child Left Behind education law needs fixing. But finding a fix hasn’t been easy. Civil and disability rights groups have banded together with an unlikely ally, the business-friendly U.S. Chamber of Commerce, to oppose a bipartisan update to the law that has been approved by a Senate committee. They say the bill is weak on accountability. The administration also dislikes it for many of the same reasons. On the other side, many conservatives say the bill gives the federal government too much control. Even some of the Republicans who voted it out of committee, such as Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, a former U.S. education secretary, cite the same concerns. It hasn’t always been this way. The law, which was championed by President George W. Bush, was passed in 2002 with widespread bipartisan support. Focused primarily on helping poor and minority children, it required annual testing of students. Schools that don’t meet requirements for two years or longer face consequences that become increasingly tough — from having to transport children to higher performing schools and offering tutoring to replacing staff. But critics said teachers started teaching to the tests, that there was little flexibility for states and local districts to design systems that might work better and that the requirements were too stringent. They also said it was unrealistic to expect every child to perform on grade level in reading and math by 2014, as required by the law. The bill that passed the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on Oct. 20 would give states more control and eliminate many of the proficiency requirements. It wouldn’t require that states develop teacher and principal evaluation systems — something the administration wants — but would offer incentives to do so. Federal control would be focused on the bottom 5 percent of schools, which school districts would be required to fix using one of a series of models. The bill also would order states to identify low-performing schools and schools with groups of low-performing students and develop plans to help them. Students still would be tested annually, something Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Tuesday at a Capitol Hill hearing that he opposes. Paul said the federal government simply

report’s release. Israel considers Iran to be its most dangerous enemy and the only regional power that poses an existential threat to it. U.S. officials said they were consulting regularly with the Israeli government on the nuclear threat posed by Iran, but wouldn’t take a position on Israel’s warning of possible military action. Despite the fresh intelligence showing that Iran appears to be pushing forward in its quest for nuclear weapons, Obama administration officials insist economic sanctions are taking a toll on Tehran. Officials said Tuesday that Iran’s economy had been severely slowed and the country increasingly isolated under the pressure of sanctions. All of the U.S. and administration officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the report. Florida Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the IAEA report showed the international community was running out of time to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. She urged Congress to pass two bills recently adopted by her committee that would tighten and expand sanctions on Iran’s energy sector.

Herman Cain’s woman problem

needs to get out of schools’ way because “the farther we get away from local government to national government the worse the oversight gets.” Other Republicans such as Alexander have said that it should be up to states and local districts to develop teacher and principal evaluation systems and to determine when a school is succeeding or failing. “I do think there’s a large philosophical sort of debate and battle that is part of this,” Paul said. Wade Henderson, the president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, testified that he doesn’t see fixing schools as a philosophical debate at all. “I see it as a practical debate affecting real life students and the consequences of a failure to educate them properly,” Henderson said. His organization was among nearly 30 groups that said in a statement that the current bill would allow students to fall through the cracks because states would not have to set a measurable achievement and progress targets or even graduation rate goals. “Federal funding must be attached to firm, ambitious and unequivocal demands for higher achievement, high school graduation rates and gap closing,” the groups said.
of wine (Bialek recalled that he probably had a couple of glasses with dinner), nothing really justifies this behavior. If Bialek is telling the truth, then Herman Cain is a predator, not to mention a boor, and no man for the presidency. Still we are left with he said/she said and Cain knows that we can’t know what happened. He knows that in sexual harassment cases, the sin is in the eye of the beholder. One man’s flirtation is another man’s unwelcome advance. One woman’s embarrassment of riches is another’s hostile workplace. Politically — and considering the peace in his own home -- Cain has nothing to lose by sticking to his guns. He figures his base hates the media more than they hate whatever he did. And there’s ample precedent for this approach. Absent a blue dress, why should he confess? Cain could survive, though whether he should is another question. The claims of four women require a lot of denial, and people are not credulous. They have a sense of things. They know what “is” is. The beholder’s eye is now public opinion and the image has been irretrievably set -- of a man and a woman in a parked car.
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incident at the time, including her then-boyfriend, further reduces Cain’s wiggle room. Bialek didn’t share details of the assault back then, saying now she was too embarrassed. Cain said Tuesday he doesn’t even know Bialek. He also has denied the allegations of two other women who filed complaints and received settlements from the restaurant association, as well as a third, who says she considered filing a complaint. Even as one types “three other women,” deniability seems less plausible. In journalism, three is a trend. Four is a tipping point. Whereas the other women remained anonymous (until one’s name was revealed Tuesday), Bialek is quite real. She has a name. She has a record of employment. She has a son. Most important, she has Allred, whose entrance into any arena does not usually bode well for a man accused. Women, too, may wonder what they would do? Would they file a complaint and settle for a year’s salary if their boss made sexual advances or oth-

erwise made them feel uncomfortable at work? Would they step forward 14 years later to face a nation’s scrutiny, including the inevitable questions of their own credibility? It’s a nasty business. The male in a sexual harassment equation has two choices: Confess and quit or deny and push on. In his denials, Cain has said repeatedly that he has never “sexually harassed” anyone, and to his mind, this may be true. In the first three cases, he may well think that his behavior was gregarious and friendly, within the bounds of acceptable. He may even feel that whatever happened in the car with Bialek was not out-ofbounds depending on his perception of the circumstances. Bialek said she contacted Cain to ask for help in finding a job, met him for drinks and dinner, and, having learned that he had upgraded her room to a suite (talk about smooth), went willingly with him in the car. Was she perhaps naive in thinking he had only an office tour in mind? Be still my sisters. I’m not suggesting that Bialek was asking for anything more than a job. I’m merely trying to put myself in Cain’s shoes and see things as he might have. And this is where he gets into trouble. No amount of rationalizing, no amount

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Herald – 5


A Saturday in the life
BY LOVINA EICHER Following is a diary of this past Saturday: 7:30 a.m. — We slept in this morning. It was a nice break to sleep later after another week of a busy schedule. Last night we got home later as we went to Jacob and Emma’s house for supper in honor of Jacob’s 39th birthday which was Nov. 1. They had a delicious supper of barbecued pork steak and ribs and a haystack supper. Emma presented Jacob with a big ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. After dishes were washed, singing was done and some of them played Aggravation. 8 a.m. — Everyone is awake now and the girls and I are making breakfast. Joe and the three boys are doing the morning chores. It is relaxing to have a Saturday morning that isn’t so rushed. We made a breakfast casserole layering scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, bacon and cheese with sausage gravy poured over everything. Yum! 9:15 a.m. — Breakfast is ready. We have the casserole along with frosted sugar and ranger cookies, milk, and grape juice. Elizabeth and Susan baked almost 200 cookies on Thursday. Some are for church services on Sunday and the children wanted to take some to their teachers. They are delicious and disappearing fast. 10 a.m. — Joe and the boys are working at odd and end jobs outside. Verena and Loretta are sorting potatoes for the winter. We like to sort through all the potatoes we pick up from the fields. We separate the good ones from the ones with cuts and bad spots so they can be used first. Elizabeth and I start with the weekly cleaning while Susan and Lovina wash the breakfast dishes. 1 p.m. — The cleaning is done and everyone takes a break from work. We eat a light lunch of sandwiches, apples and bananas. 1:30 p.m. — Joe leaves to go get some repairs done on our buggy. 3 p.m. — Joe is back home and he and the boys start on the evening chores. Taking care of the stove is another chore on his list during the winter months. 3:30 p.m. — Joe’s brother Junior comes for a visit. We haven’t seen him in almost 7 years so our younger children do not remember him. He had lived out of the area but recently moved back. Joe tells him to stay for supper. 5:30 p.m. — Joe starts the grill outside to prepare some chicken. I make chili soup in the house. 6:30 p.m. — Suppertime and Junior joins us and


TODAY 4 p.m. — Delphos Public Library board members meet at the library conference room. 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 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. 8 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 8:30-11:30 a.m. — St. John’s High School recycle, 600 block of East Second Street. 9 a.m. - noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. Cloverdale recycle at village park. 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 Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 1-4 p.m. — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 6 p.m. — Middle Point Village Council meets 7-9 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Annex Museum, 241 N. Main St., will be open. 7 p.m. — Marion Township trustees at township house. Middle Point council meets at town hall. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.

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also Elizabeth’s friend Timothy. 7:30 p.m. — Junior leaves for home and everyone gets cleaned up and ready for church tomorrow. Our time will go back an hour tonight which we will be glad for the extra sleep. Both our buggies are repaired so we will be able to take both of them to church. Our single buggy had not been usable since it flipped over several weeks ago. Our 17-year-old horse, Diamond, felt his harness catch on the shaft and this scared him enough to take off and flip the buggy. But now the damages are all repaired. 8:30 p.m. — Everyone is ready for bed. With Thanksgiving on the way I have a great recipe to use up some of the leftover turkey. TURKEY CASSEROLE 3 slices of bread, cubed 2 cups cooked turkey pieces 1 egg 1 can of chicken noodle soup 1 can of cream of mushroom soup 1 cup of cracker crumbs, crushed 1/4 cup of margarine, melted Place cubed turkey pieces and bread in a greased casserole dish. Combine egg and soups and pour over meat and bread. Combine cracker crumbs and melted margarine. Sprinkle on top of the casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.

CL of C to send cookies to servicemen and women
The October 2011 meeting of CLC Council 88 was called to order by President Shelley Hoersten, with 15 members and 4 guests present. Bob and Carol Meyer requested the money normally spent on an anniversary party for them to instead go to the March of Dimes. A motion was made for that money to be donated to the March of

Dimes. The council decided to send homemade cookies to servicemen and women at Christmas. Cookies will be baked ahead of time and then members will get together to pack them in boxes at the beginning of December. Hoersten needs the names of any service personnel from the parish.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Football preview

Bulldogs expecting tougher challenge Friday
By JIM METCALFE Elida dominated Bellevue last week 55-20 by using the big plays and the pinpoint passing of senior quarterback Reggie McAdams. Bulldog head coach Jason Carpenter doesn’t expect things to be as easy this Friday as the Bulldogs (8-3) take on the Columbus St. Francis deSales Stallions at 7:30 p.m. at Clayton Northmont High School in Region 10 semifinal action. “They run the I formation on offense and they spread it around well. Ball is a very good runner but they don’t overuse him,” Carpenter noted. “They run play-action off of that — the dive option and toss sweep that is their bread-and-butter — and they have some pretty good wide receivers. They aren’t real big up front — around 200/210 pounds — but they are wellcoached; they get off the ball quick. “Defensively, they are even more well-coached; they are more of a read-andreact 4-man front scheme. They read the down blocks well and they can get pressure with a 4-man rush.” The Bulldogs come in with per-game points averages of 39.1 (offensively) and 17.9 (defensively). They average 120.9 yards rushing and 279.5 yards passing. Leading the way are McAdams (199-of-289 passing, 3,017 yards, 33 scores, 6 picks), Austin Etzler (64 grabs, 1,354 yards, 17 TDs), Brandon Stinson (48 for 688, 7), Jeremy Newby (37

Football preview

Rodgers, Woodley, Harbaugh worthy of awards
By BARRY WILNER The Associated Press Their work is only half completed, yet they deserve front-runner status for this season’s NFL awards. And yes, we know how everything can change in the next eight weeks. For now, though, here’s the who’s who of honorees for 2011.
OFFENSIVE ROOKIE: Cam Newton, QB, Carolina. It’s hard — make that nearly impossible — to argue with this choice. From his debut right through the bye week, the top overall draft pick has surpassed early expectations. Newton has been just as dynamic and creative as he was in leading Auburn to the national championship and he’s made the Panthers relevant again even if they are 2-6. They are not an easy out for any opponent. Runners-up: Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati; A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati; Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle; Marcus Gilbert, T, Pittsburgh; Stefan Wisniewski, G, Oakland. DEFENSIVE ROOKIE: Aldon Smith, DE-LB, San Francisco. Smith has been a force as a pass rusher and solid in run defense almost from the beginning of the season and really has stepped up the last few weeks. He played end in college but the transition to pass coverage has gone well, too; of course, it helps having star LB Patrick Willis nearby. Oddly, Smith is not a starter yet. Still, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio estimates Smith is on the field more than he is off it. Runners-up: Chris Conte, S, Chicago; Brooks Reed, LB, Houston; Ryan Kerrigan, LB, Washington; Von Miller, LB, Denver; Patrick Peterson, CB, Arizona. OFFENSIVE PLAYER: Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit. “Megatron” to the Max best describes what Johnson has achieved in eight games: 11 TDs, joining Randy Moss as the only players since the 1970 merger with 11 TD catches in his team’s first eight games. His combination of speed, size, moves and moxie make Johnson not only the most dangerous receiver in the league this year but the most impressive offensive player. And the competition is fierce. Johnson often draws double coverage, yet has 47 catches for 804 yards (17.1 per catch). Many of those receptions are, well, to say spectacular is an understatement. Runners-up: Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay; Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota; Wes Welker, WR, New England; Matt Forte, RB, Chicago; Fred Jackson, RB,

for 534, 5), Nick Pauff (38 for 298, 3), Colin Blymyer (155 rushes, 802 yards, 11) and Nathon Jenkins (51-of56 extra points; 4-of-6 field goals). Defensively, the Bulldogs surrender 152.4 yards rushing (19 TDs) and 124 yards passing (9 TDs, 6 picks). Quentin Poling leads the effort with 154 total tackles (3 picks), along with Anthony Sumpter (85), Jesse Wheeler (75), Dominic Painter (71), Chance Weltz (64) and Etzler (15 punts, 577 yards, 38,5 yards per). “Their offense is a tough challenge for us with their ability to spread the ball around. They make you defend the whole field,” Carpenter asserted. “We are going to need a big game from our defensive line. Chance, Amari (Gooding) and Ian (Dukehart) in particular must have big games, tie up blockers, and let our linebackers flow, just like last week. “Offensively, we don’t expect the wide-open spaces we saw last week; it’s going to be tough to get those big plays, so we will have to be patient. We will have to take the 5-yard gains, come back and run another play.” It was a different formula last week in the opening round at Bellevue. “Reggie was on; he was hitting his receivers in stride where they could make plays after the catch. It does no good to hit a receiver where it’s simply a possession catch, where they can’t do something with the ball,” Carpenter added. “Our front four dominated the line of scrimmage. That allowed our linebackers to get to the ball cleanly, without interference.”

of reading the line blocking, finding the holes and the cutback lanes. “Defensively, we have seen St. John’s gridiron mentor them in 4- and 5-man fronts. Todd Schulte knows his Blue The strength of this defense is Jays will face a big Tiffin in its two inside linebackers: Calvert Senecas football team No. 1 tackler Kwiat and No. 2 come Saturday afternoon in guy Buchman; and their noseDivision VI Region guard. Their front line 22 semifinal action ties up the offensive at Bowling Green linemen and those State University. two linebackers flow “Their offensive to the ball quickly.” line goes about 6-0 The Blue Jays across the board (8-3) average 26.4 but they average points and 265.1 yards between 250 and (170.1 rushing) per 270 pounds; they do game and cede 12.6 a great job of estabmarkers and 257.3 lishing the line of yards (120.4 yards Wehri scrimmage because rushing). they are a running team. They Tyler Jettinghoff (114 use the shotgun formation rushes, 695 yards, 9 scores; most of the time with two 12 catches, 182 yards), backs alongside quarterback Jordan Bergfeld (96 rushes, Nathan Ritzler (over 1,000 484 yards, 14), Mark Boggs yards rushing): Mat Buchman (94 attempts, 289 yards, 3; (tailback, 900 yards) and 48-of-90 passing, 769 yards, fullback Daniel Kwiat (6-0, 5 scores, 7 picks), Alex Clark 210; 800),” Schulte observed. (15-of-42 passing, 276 yards, “Ritzler and Buchman are 3 and 4), Tanner Calvelage pretty slippery and Kwiat is (31 grabs, 574 yards, 5) and a powerful runner, so they Josh Rode (37-of-37 extra complement each other very points, 1-of-1 field goals) well. All three do a good job are the key skill players. Up

Jays seek another step in playoffs


NBA union: No deal; no fear of ultimatum, either
By BRIAN MAHONEY The Associated Press “we don’t see a way of getting a deal done between now and end of business” today. The league is seeking to limit the spending options of teams above the luxury tax threshold, believing that would lead to greater competitive balance. Players want all teams to be options for free agents. When asked if there’s still wiggle room on system issues, Stern replied that as of 3 a.m. Sunday there was none left. The players insisted they will not be forced into taking a bad deal by an ultimatum — though Stern refused to call it that. “The players are saying that we understand their position but unfortunately we’re not intimidated by all that,” Hunter said. With more than 40 players ranging from All-Stars to minimum-salary players behind them, Fisher and Hunter dismissed Stern’s warning, had hard words for Michael Jordan and repeated that they are willing to negotiate and believe they have made more than enough economic concessions to get the salary cap system they want. That message was not just for the owners. They also were speaking to the players and agents who advocate disbanding the union in an attempt to take on the league in court. Union leaders said there was very little discussion about decertification, saying they understand there would be differences of opinion with a membership of 450 but that the team representatives summoned to New York knew the best interests of their teammates. The union called the meeting after Stern issued his ultimatum early Sunday morning following an 8-hour bargaining session with a federal mediator. Fisher said 43 players, including superstars Griffin and Carmelo Anthony, attended the meeting and that 29 of the 30 teams were represented. Jordan provided perhaps the most memorable moment of the last lockout, chastising former Washington owner Abe Pollin that he should sell his team if he couldn’t make a profit without concessions from players. Jordan now owns the Charlotte Bobcats and is considered one of the hardliners who never wanted Stern to offer the players a 50-50 split. “I would give him the advice that he gave to Abe Pollin,” Hunter added. Fisher would like to meet with Stern, believing there is room to compromise. After previously saying they wouldn’t go below 52.5 percent of BRI, players said Saturday they would be willing to go down to about 51 percent, with 1 percent going to a fund for retired player benefits. They might go even further but only with some movement on the system issues. “We’re open to discussions, open to negotiation,” Fisher added. “We’re open-minded about potential compromises on our number but there are things in the system that are not up for discussion that we have to have in order to able to get this season going.”
Magic Johnson backs Stern after racial suggestion NEW YORK — Magic Johnson said it’s “ridiculous” to suggest that Stern is racist, saying it’s OK to disagree with the NBA commissioner but that you “can’t attack the man and what he stands for.” Johnson was responding to comments made by attorney Jeffrey Kessler, representing the NBA players’ association, who told the Washington Post that owners are treating players like “plantation workers” during the ongoing lockout. That was similar to the comments Bryant Gumbel made last month on his HBO show, when he claimed Stern “always seemed eager to be viewed as some kind of modern plantation overseer treating NBA men as if they were his boys.” But Johnson said Stern has always done right by players, noting the number of blacks such as himself, Michael Jordan and Isiah Thomas who have followed their Hall-of-Fame playing careers by going into management or ownership positions. “This league is more diverse than any other league and has more minorities in powerful positions than any other league,” Johnson said during a phone interview. “That’s all about David Stern and his vision and what he wanted to do. He make sure minorities had high-ranking positions from the league office all the way down to coaches and front-office people.” Stern did not comment, though he told the Washington Post that Kessler’s conduct “is routinely despicable.” However, players such as Johnson and Bill Russell called the league office to support Stern, who is leading owners in a bitter dispute with the players but who has not lost their support, according to Johnson. “It was David Stern who took this league worldwide. And so those guys know it was because of David Stern and what he was able to do,” Johnson said. Johnson recalled it was Stern who offered him a place in the 1992 NBA All-Star game, even over some players’ wishes after he had retired the previous November because of HIV. And it was Stern who included Johnson that summer on the Dream Team that won the Olympic gold medal. And it was Stern, he added, who called him after Johnson’s comments about Thomas in his book ignited a public feud between the longtime

front, Alex Wehri (21 pan- offensive line has to be able cake blocks), Brice Schulte to move them off the ball. (7) and Seth Bockey (6) are “Defensively, we need the standard-bearers. to simply play good, sound Senior tailback Chris Will defense. Our line has to make (47 rushes, 144 yards) is out sure their line can’t get to our due to an injury. linebackers. We also have to The defense is topped by be disciplined in pursuit to Brent Schwinnen (59 solos, take away the cut-backs.” 50 assists), Kyle The Jays pummeled Neumeier (52 and Toledo Ottawa Hills 43; 2 picks), Cody 54-0 a week ago. Looser (52 and 43; “Our defense held 2 picks), Logan them to just over 100 Looser (31 and yards, so they did their 31; 4 sacks), Ryan job. Our offense had Densel (35 and over 400 yards, which 19; 3 picks), Garth was the first time all Lucius (24 and 27), year; we were effiCalvelage (7 picks; cient,” Schulte added. 40 punts, 35.7 “We were a couple Lucius yards per), Rode of blocks away from (7 QB pressures) and Elijah a punt and kick return for Brinkman (6 sacks). scores, so our special teams Schulte hopes that his unit continues to be a strength. can use at least one advantage “These kids have been in against Seneca head coach the playoffs a lot; a few of Todd Fox (9-2) and his them played last year and the crew. rest were on the sideline but “They have a lot of kids they were at practice and they playing both ways the major- saw how it’s done. They’re ity of the time. Hopefully, excited but yet focused; they that will make a difference do a good job of keeping it as the game wears on,” he business as usual.” noted. “Offensively, we want Kickoff Saturday is at 3 to also run the football, so our p.m.

Buffalo. DEFENSIVE PLAYER: LaMarr Woodley, LB, Steelers. Woodley is dealing with a left hamstring problem, about the only thing to slow him this season. Forget James Harrison or Troy Polamalu, Woodley has been the best and most influential player on the Steel Curtain. It’s amazing how Pittsburgh always seems to find the perfect linebacker for its system. Woodley is dynamite as a pass rusher, in coverage and, especially, against the run. He has become a leader on a defense not lacking for them, and he’s only in his fifth year. Runners-up: Jared Allen, DE, Minnesota; Darrelle Revis, CB, New York Jets; Haloti Ngata, DT, Baltimore; DeMarcus Ware, LB, Dallas; Patrick Willis, LB, San Francisco. COMEBACK PLAYER: Steve Smith, WR, Carolina. Nobody has been recharged more than Smith, who was expecting to ask out of Carolina after last season’s 2-win season. He even contemplated retirement. Now, energized by the addition of Newton and a new coaching staff, Smith is as dangerous and dynamic as ever. He is averaging 20 yards a reception for his 46 catches, has scored four times and also has provided guidance for Newton and several other younger Panthers in what could be his fifth Pro Bowl season. Runners-up: Will Smith, DE, New Orleans; Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit; Chris Houston, CB, Detroit; Alex Smith, QB, San Francisco; DeMeco Ryans, LB, Houston. COACH: Jim Harbaugh, San Francisco. A valid argument can be made for a handful of coaches whose teams have either surged unexpectedly in the standings (Detroit, Buffalo, Cincinnati), improved exponentially from a very good to great team (Green Bay), or overcome a slew of injuries and some locker room tension to be in first place (New York Giants). The best job has been done by a rookie. Harbaugh not only has changed the mindset and attitude in the Bay Area with his enthusiasm but he’s turned Alex Smith into a serviceable and, more significantly, winning quarterback. “When there’s somebody who brings something like that to the table, it gives you, I don’t know if it’s confidence or if it just gives that joy in going out and playing that hard,” punter Andy Lee said. “You want to go out and play for this guy.” Runners-up: Jim Schwartz, Detroit; Tom Coughlin, New York Giants; Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati; Mike McCarthy, Green Bay; Chan Gailey, Buffalo. ASSISTANT COACH: Mike Zimmer, defensive coordinator, Cincinnati.

NEW YORK — NBA players made it clear Tuesday: No deal. No fear of Commissioner David Stern’s ultimatum, either. “The current offer on the table from the NBA is one that we cannot accept,” players’ association president Derek Fisher said. Instead, the players said they will ask for another meeting with owners before Stern’s Wednesday afternoon deadline — and sound willing to agree to a 50-50 split of revenues under the right circumstances — in an attempt to end the lockout and save the season. In an interview on NBA TV, Stern said that whether he agrees to meet “would be guided by the labor relations committee.” A month of the season has already been lost and the NBA risks losing fans without an agreement soon. Some already appear to have forgotten: Blake Griffin, last season’s rookie of the year, stood around in the lobby of a busy hotel off Broadway and was rarely approached by fans. The league’s current proposal calls for players to receive between 49 percent and 51 percent of basketballrelated income, though union officials argue it would be nearly impossible to get above 50.2 percent. “The players are clearly of the mind that it’s an unacceptable proposal,” union executive director Billy Hunter said. “But because of their commitment to the game and their desire to play, they’re saying to us that we want you to go back, see if you can go back, get a better deal.” If players don’t take the deal by 5 p.m. today, the next offer will call for salary rollbacks, a 53-47 revenue split in the owners’ favor and essentially a hard salary cap. “Our proposal on the table now goes away (Wednesday),” Stern added. “Our next proposal will then go to the players and we will see where negotiations go.” Players are willing to negotiate further on the revenue split if they get some concessions on the salary cap system. Without them, Fisher asserted

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The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Jaroslav Halak shrugged off his shaky start to the season, making 29 saves as the St. Louis Blues won coach Ken Hitchcock’s debut with a 3-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night. Chris Stewart scored on the power play to end a 10-game goal drought. Vladimir

Sobotka and T.J. Oshie also scored and Barret Jackman had two assists for the Blues, whose 6-7 start cost coach Davis Payne his job. Stewart’s deflection in the second period was only the fourth goal in 41 power-play opportunities for St. Louis, which entered as the NHL’s worst team with the man advantage.


friends, urging Johnson to work it out. Stern, 69, is likely nearing his final years on the job after becoming commissioner on Feb. 1, 1984, just as Johnson and Larry Bird were renewing the long-time rivalry between the Lakers and Boston Celtics. Johnson said he’s “tired of people taking shots” at Stern, especially because so many of them have jobs connected to the NBA that Stern created. Hall-of Famer ‘Easy Ed’ Macauley dies at 83 ST. LOUIS — Ed Macauley, one of the NBA’s first big stars who won a championship with the St. Louis Hawks and was traded by the Boston Celtics for Bill Russell, has died. He was 83. Saint Louis University announced Macauley’s death on Tuesday. The school had no other details. “Easy Ed” was a standout player with the Billikens, leading them to the 1948 NIT title. Macauley was elected to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in 1960. A native of St. Louis, he was a territorial pick of that city’s Basketball Association of America franchise, the Bombers. He played there for one season and then was selected by the Celtics in a 1950 dispersal draft. Macauley played for the Celtics from the 1950-51 season until 195556. He and the draft rights to future Hall-of-Famer Cliff Hagan were traded by Boston to the St. Louis Hawks on April 29, 1956, for the rights to Russell, a move that changed the power structure of the NBA. The Celtics went on to win 11 titles with Russell dominating in the paint. After the deal, Macauley and the Hawks faced Russell and the Celtics in consecutive NBA finals. Boston won in 1957, then the Hawks took the crown in 1958. The 6-8 Macauley, who had his No. 22 retired by the Celtics, played three seasons with the Hawks before retiring with a career average of 17.5 points per game. He was a 7-time All-Star, six of the appearances with Boston. He was the MVP of the first NBA All-Star game in 1951. He coached the Hawks for two seasons, compiling an 89-48 record with two playoff appearances. Macauley scored 24 points as Saint Louis University, which finished with a 24-3 record under first-year coach Ed Hickey, beat New York University in the 1948 NIT championship game at Madison Square Garden. Three days later, the team arrived at Union Station by train and was greeted by 15,000 fans for a parade. “It was like a fairy tale,” Macauley told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “St. Louis never had seen anything like that. But we didn’t really feel special. It was family, all those people, and you don’t feel special with family.” The next season Saint Louis, with Macauley starring inside, was ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press poll. He was a first-team All-America selection as a junior and senior. He still ranks 10th on Saint Louis’ career scoring list with 1,402 points. After his basketball career ended, Macauley worked as an investment banker and a television sportscaster. In 1989, he co-authored a book about writing homilies. When he got his star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame in 2003, he told the story about how he got his nickname when he was a sophomore at Saint Louis. “It was the first time I was appointed captain,” Macauley explained. “We dressed in the basement of West Pine Gym and it was my role to lead the team from the basement locker room through the door. “But nobody followed me when I ran down the court and made a layup. Then I heard people shout ’Take it easy, Ed.’ I didn’t realize it but they were playing the national anthem. That ’Easy Ed’ nickname helped me get a lot of attention.”

Red Wings 5, Avalanche 2

DETROIT — Johan Franzen scored three goals and Detroit rolled over Colorado. Detroit has won two straight with a combined 10 goals after scoring a total of six in a 6-game skid following a 5-0 start. Nicklas Lidstrom started the scoring midway through the first period. Franzen gave the Red Wings a 3-goal lead in the second period and chased goalie Semyon Varlamov.

Dan Cleary scored off his own rebound against Jean-Sebastien Giguere to essentially seal the win with 5:14 left. Milan Hejduk pulled the Avalanche within two goals a couple minutes later but Franzen scored an empty-netter goal with 31.3 seconds left after Giguere was pulled for an extra skater. Gabriel Landeskog scored the only goal for the Avs, who are in a 1-5-1 slide.

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AP Source: Paterno to retire at end of season
By GENARO C. ARMAS The Associated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has decided to retire at the end of the season, according to a person familiar with the decision. The person said Paterno will announce his retirement later today, speaking to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the decision has yet to be announced. Paterno has been besieged by criticism since former defensive coordinator and 1-time heir apparent Jerry Sandusky was charged over the weekend with molesting eight young boys between 1994 and 2009. Athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz have been charged with failing to notify authorities after an eyewitness reported a 2002 assault. Paterno decided to retire at age 84, in the middle of his 46th season with the Lions. He won 409 games, a record for major-college football, but now, the grandfatherly coach known as “Joe Pa,” who had painstakingly burnished a reputation for winning “the right way,” leaves the only school he’s ever coached in disgrace. But Paterno might not be able to execute his exit strategy as the school’s board of trustees is considering its options, which could include forcing Paterno to leave immediately. Paterno has not been accused of legal wrongdoing. But he has been assailed, in what the state police commissioner called a lapse of “moral responsibility,” for not doing more to stop Sandusky, whose attorney maintains his client’s innocence. Paterno has been questioned over his apparent failure to follow up on a report of the 2002 incident, in which Sandusky allegedly sodomized a 10-yearold boy in the showers at the team’s football complex. A witness, Mike McQueary, is currently receivers coach for the team but was a graduate assistant at the time. Paterno told the athletic director, Tim Curley, who has since stepped down and was charged with lying to the state grand jury investigating the case. The Penn State vice president has also been charged and the university president could follow. But in the place known as Happy Valley, none held the same status as Paterno. And in the end, he could not withstand the backlash from a scandal that goes well beyond the everyday stories of corruption in college sports. “If this is true, we were all fooled, along with scores of professionals trained in such things, and we grieve for the victims and their families,” Paterno said Sunday, after the news broke, in a prepared statement. “They are in our prayers.” The coach defended his decision to take the news to his athletic director. Paterno said it was obvious that the graduate student was “distraught” but added the graduate student did not tell him about the “very specific actions” in the grand jury report. After Paterno reported the incident to Curley, Sandusky was told to stay away from the school but critics say the coach should have done more — tried to identify and help the victim, for example, or alerted authorities. “Here we are again,” John Salveson, former president of the Pennsylvania chapter of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, said in an interview earlier this week. “When an institution discovers abuse of a kid, their first reaction was to protect the reputation of the institution and the perpetrator.” Paterno’s requirement that his players not just achieve success but adhere to a moral code, that they win with honor, transcended his sport. Mike Krzyzewski, the Duke basketball coach, said in June for an ESPN special on Paterno: “Values are never compromised. That’s the bottom line.” His sudden departure leaves both his fans and detractors to ask who the real “Joe Pa” was. Was he a gentle once-in-alifetime leader with a knack for molding champions? Or was he simply another gridiron pragmatist, a detached football CEO, his sense of right and wrong diluted by decades of coddling from “yes” men paid to make his problems disappear. It will be a debate for years and history will decide whether the enduring image will be that of Paterno surrounded by all those reporters as he hurried to practice this week, or his signature look on the sidelines. Rolled-up khakis. Jet-black sneakers. Smoky, thick glasses. That famous Brooklyn accent that came off only as whiny as he wanted it to be. Along the road to the wins record, Paterno turned Penn State into one of the game’s best-known programs and the standard-bearer for college football success in the East. National titles in 1982 and 1986 cemented him as one of the game’s greats. In all, Paterno guided five teams to unbeaten, untied seasons, and he reached 300 wins faster than any other coach. Elite status finally arrived in the 1980s. The Nittany Lions claimed national titles in 1982, with a 27-23 win over Georgia at the Sugar Bowl, and in 1986, intercepting Miami’s Vinny Testaverde five times in a 14-10 win at the Fiesta Bowl. They have made several title runs since then, including the 2005 run to the Orange Bowl and an 11-1 regularseason campaign in 2008 that

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ended with a trip to the Rose Bowl and a 37-23 loss to Southern California. “He will go down as the greatest football coach in the history of the game. Every young coach, in my opinion, can take a lesson from him,” former Florida coach Urban Meyer said after his last game with the Gators, a 37-24 win over Penn State at the 2011 Outback Bowl. Paterno’s longevity became all the more remarkable as college football transformed into a big-money business. The school estimated there have been at least 888 head coaching changes at FBS schools since Paterno took the job. He is the all-time leader in bowl appearances (37) and wins (24). And he sent more than 250 players to the NFL. On Oct. 29, Penn State beat Illinois 10-7, earning Paterno win No. 409, breaking a tie with Grambling State’s Eddie Robinson for most in Division I. The terms of his departure conflict significantly with the reputation he built over nearly a half-century of turning a quaint program into a powerhouse with instant name recognition.

The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L Pittsburgh 15 9 3 Philadelphia 14 8 4 N.Y. Rangers 13 7 3 New Jersey 13 7 5 N.Y. Islanders 12 4 6 Northeast Division GP W L Toronto 15 9 5 Buffalo 14 9 5 Ottawa 15 7 7 Boston 13 6 7 Montreal 14 5 7 Southeast Division GP W L Washington 13 9 4 Florida 14 7 4 Tampa Bay 14 7 5 Carolina 15 5 7 Winnipeg 15 5 7 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L Chicago 15 8 4 Nashville 14 7 5 Detroit 13 7 5 St. Louis 14 7 7 Columbus 14 2 11 Northwest Division GP W L Edmonton 14 9 3 Minnesota 14 8 3 Vancouver 15 7 7 Colorado 15 7 7

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Tuesday Merchant Nov. 1, 2011 Surveyor’s 14-2 Delphos Sporting Goods 14-2 Caballero’s 12-4 Topp Chalet 8-8 R C Connections 8-8 Unverferth Mfg. 7-9 Adams Automotive 6-10 Kerns Ford 6-10 Ace Hardware 5-11 Men over 200 Ron Mericle 223-211, Jerry Mericle 202, Don Honigford 212202, Ryan Kies 236-215, Mike Hughes 227-205, John Jones 236, John Allen 207-205, Jason Wagoner 217, Joe Geise 268-265, Rob Logan 225, Mike Schleeter 216, Scott Scalf 219-261, Todd Merricle 209, Matt Metcalfe 202, Dave Stemen 220, Sean Hulihan 222, Don Rice 217224-269, Dan Grice 234-208, Kevin Kill 251-253-237, Zach Sargent 227-248-235, Kyle Early 236, Russ Wilhelm 221-210, Josh DeVelvis 257, Bruce Haggard 266-211-212, Mark Biedenharn 203, Dan Wilhelm 233-264-215, Jason Mahlie 234213, Jeff Kreischer 230-208-279, Larry Etzkorn 212, Bruce VanMetre 261-268-206, Alex VanMetre 259247-257. Men over 550 Ron Mericle 617, Don Honigford 588, Ryan Kies 633, Mike Hughes 585, John Jones 608, John Allen 596, Jason Wagoner 585, Joe Geise 731, Scott Scalf 594, Matt Metcalfe 570, Sean Hulihan 581, Don Rice 710, Dan Grice 604, Kevin Kill 741, Zach Sargent 710, Kyle Early 630, Russ Wilhelm 606, Josh DeVelvis 613, Bruce Haggard 689, Dan Wilhelm 712, Jason Mahlie 627, Jeff Kreischer 717, Bruce VanMetre 735, Alex VanMetre 763. Wednesday Industrial Nov. 2, 2011 Topp Chalet 16-0 D R C 13th Frame Lounge 14-2 Rustic Cafe 10-6 D&D Grain 8-8 Delphos Restaurant Supply 8-8 K&M Tire 6-10 Neideckens 6-10 Cabo’s 6-10 Villager Tavern 6-10 Moe’s Dougout 0-16 Men over 200 Matt Lautzenheiser 214, Brent Beck 201, Ben Jones 210, Frank Miller 222-204, Joe Geise 254, Charlie Lozano 216-213, John Allen 211, John Jones 218, Mike Eversole 215-258-220, Scott German 248, Sean Hulihan 222, Terry Trentman 243, Coda Henze 246, Don Rice 217-217-211, Rob Ruda 204, Bruce VanMetre 213-233, Dan Grice 236, Brian Stepleton 210, Bob White 202, Clint Harting 218, Shawn Stabler 243, Brian Schaadt 209-241, Butch Prine Jr. 220-221, Jeff Kreischer 242-213-223, Brian Shope 204, Dale Riepenhoff 220, Dan Kleman 201, Lee Schimmoller 231, Matt Hoffman 203, Justin Rahrig 210, Josh DeVelvis 207-205, Shane Schimmoller 222-212, Matt Elling 211, Brent Hollar 215-206-244, John Beebe 235-257, Bruce Clayton 239. Men over 550 Matt Lautzenheiser 582, Ben Jones 582, Frank Miller 618, Joe Geise 601, Charlie Lozano 572, John Allen 576, John Jones 577, Mike Eversole 693, Scott German 634, Sean Hulihan 571, Terry Trentman 599, Coda Henze 598, Don Rice 645, Rob Ruda 562, Bruce VanMetre 634, Dan Grice 583, Bob White 563, Clint Harting 580, Shawn Stabler 634, Brian Schaadt 616, Butch Prine Jr. 641, Jeff Kreischer 678, Dale Riepenhoff 554, Lee Schimmoller 596, Josh DeVelvis 580, Shane Schimmoller 590, Matt Elling 568, Brent Hollar 665, John Beebe 671, Bruce Clayton 562. C B 97 18-6 Westrich 18-6 Bowersock Hauling 16-8 D R C Big Dogs 16-8 VFW 12-12 Day Metals 12-12 First Federal 10-14 K-M Tire 6-18 Wannemacher’s 4-20 Men over 200 John Jones 257,221, Don Rice 209, Sean Hulihan 215, Rob Ruda 256-224, Fred Wagner 237, Tom Schulte 257-214, Chuck Verhoff 204203, Dave Knepper 204-223-223, Todd Menke 206-213-244, Dave Miller 214-213-247, Jeff Lawrence 213-238, Ralph Brickner 221-203, Jim Meeks 225, Jeff Menke 236, Justin Ford 243, Frank Miller 279217, Tim Koester 225, Ted Wells 204-217-206, Jason Wagoner 210-204, Doug Milligan Sr. 211227-236, Scott Scalf 247-300-236, Bruce Moorman 204, Brian Schaadt 208, Don Eversole 242-245, Bruce VanMetre 212-220, Lenny Klaus 212-206, Dan Wilhelm 232-211, Mark Biedenharn 213, Randy Fischbach 223-205, Jason Mahlie 214-204-258, Ron Mericle 225. Men over 550 John Jones 658, Don Rice 564, Sean Hulihan 599, Rob Ruda 658, Fred Wagner 634, Tom Schulte 653, Chuck Verhoff 606, Dave Knepper 650, Todd Menke 663, Dave Miller 674, Jeff Lawrence 626, Ralph Brickner 594, Frank Miller 679, Tim Koester 598, Ted Wells 627, Jason Wagoner 591, Doug Milligan Sr. 674, Scott Scalf 783, Brian Schaadt 568, Don Eversole 678, Bruce VanMetre 602, Lenny Klaus 610, Dan Wilhelm 621, Mark Biedenharn 568, Randy Fischbach 626, Jason Mahlie 676, Ron Mericle 610. Thursday National Nov. 3, 2011


NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Results Boston 6, N.Y. Islanders 2 San Jose 4, Los Angeles 2 Tuesday’s Results Buffalo 6, Winnipeg 5, OT Florida 5, Toronto 1 Dallas 5, Washington 2 New Jersey 3, Carolina 2 Edmonton 3, Montreal 1 Detroit 5, Colorado 2 St. Louis 3, Chicago 0 Minnesota 3, Calgary 0 Los Angeles 4, Nashville 3 Today’s Games N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Edmonton at Boston, 7 p.m. Chicago at Columbus, 7 p.m. Toronto at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Florida at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Colorado, 9 p.m. Montreal at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Minnesota at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

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(Continued from Page 6) Milan Hejduk pulled the Avalanche within two goals a couple minutes later but Franzen scored an emptynetter goal with 31.3 seconds left after Giguere was pulled for an extra skater. Gabriel Landeskog scored the only goal for the Avs, who are in a 1-5-1 slide. Stars 5, Capitals 2 WASHINGTON — Michael Ryder scored twice, Adam Burish had the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, beat Washington to snap the Capitals’ 6-game home winning streak. Kari Lehtonen stopped 30 shots for the Stars, who have won four straight and own the NHL’s best record (11-3). Burish put Dallas ahead to stay at 34 seconds of the third period; Jamie Benn and Eric Nystrom scored in a 32-second span to make it 5-2 with 11:55 left. Trevor Daley had two assists for the Stars, giving him 100 for his career. Benn added two assists. Alexander Semin and John Carlson


Cincinnati has had some defensive tools in recent years, most notably CB Leon Hall, but there are no stars on the Bengals’ D. Except, perhaps, for the guy dialing up the coverages and the blitzes and the intensity. Zimmer is doing it with the likes of Rey Maualuga, Jonathan Fanene and Geno Atkins and the Bengals rank near the top in most defensive categories. Northern Illinois 45, Runners-up: Rob Chudzinski, Bowling Green 14 BOWLING GREEN — Chandler offensive coordinator, Carolina; Harnish threw for 294 yards and two Vic Fangio, defensive coordinator, touchdowns and ran for 151 yards and San Francisco; Curtis Modkins, another score to lead Northern Illinois offensive coordinator, Buffalo. to a 45-14 win over Bowling Green on MVP: Aaron Rodgers, QB, Tuesday night. Green Bay. Northern Illinois (7-3, 5-1 MidAs the NFL has evolved into American Conference) had 283 yards rushing and finished with 623 total a quarterback-driven league, that position has dominated the headyards in its fifth consecutive victory. The Huskies remained tied with lines, the highlight shows and this Toledo for first place in the MAC’s award. Unquestionably the best West Division. Harnish threw six TD QB in the league this year is passes as Northern Illinois won 63-60 Rodgers, who has parlayed his at Toledo last Tuesday. Bowling Green (4-6, 2-4) opened superb playoff run last winter, his the scoring on an 83-yard TD pass Super Bowl MVP trophy and an from Matt Schilz to Kamar Jorden, who unmatched sense of confidence — call it swagger — into a spechad eight catches for 152 yards. Northern Illinois tied the game tacular start. when Harnish connected with Willie Some would say the current Clark for a 56-yard TD pass in the first version of Rodgers is better than quarter. Clark finished with four recepany particular version of predetions for 109 yards. Jorden caught another scoring cessor Brett Favre during his pass from Schilz just before halftime record-setting career. If Rodgers to cut the deficit to 24-14. Schilz was keeps this up, the full version 22-of-38 for 255 yards. could surpass Favre, too. Akeem Daniels scored on a 79-yard Runners-up: Calvin Johnson, pass from Harnish in the third quarter to WR, Detroit; Darrelle Revis, CB, give Northern Illinois a 31-14 lead. New York Jets; Haloti Ngata, DT, Harnish, who was 16-of-26 passing, added a 5-yard TD run in the Baltimore; LaMarr Woodley, LB, Pittsburgh; Eli Manning, QB, New fourth quarter. Harnish went over 1,000 yards York Giants; Matt Forte, Chicago. rushing for the season, becoming the Browns make practice squad first Northern Illinois quarterback since moves Stacey Robinson in 1990 to surpass CLEVELAND — The Browns the 1,000-yard mark. have signed FB Eddie Williams to Northern Illinois suspended freshman linebacker Jamaal Bass for the their practice squad and released game for bowling over a member of FB Will Ta’ufo’ou. Williams was with Chicago Toledo’s marching band when the through training camp and spent Huskies took the field last week. Toledo 66, the first week of the regular season Western Michigan 63 on the Browns’ practice squad. TOLEDO — Terrance Owens threw He was signed by Seattle and for 318 yards and three touchdowns and Toledo beat Western Michigan appeared in three games for the 66-63 Tuesday night, a week after the Seahawks before he was released Rockets lost a shootout to Northern on Oct. 12. He was drafted by Washington Illinois 63-60. Western Michigan’s Alex Carder in the seventh round in 2009. threw seven touchdown passes and Williams spent seven weeks on the ran for another one but it wasn’t Redskins’ practice squad before enough against the Rockets, who being elevated to the 53-man rushed for 419 yards. Bernard Reedy caught a 42-yard roster. He was inactive for three TD pass with 4:04 left in the third games before being placed on quarter to put the Rockets (6-4, 5-1 injured reserve. Williams spent the MAC) up 49-35. The Broncos (5-5, entire 2010 season on the Bears’ 3-3) scored two touchdowns five min- practice squad. utes apart to tie it early in the fourth Williams played college ball on Carder’s scoring run but Toledo at Idaho. answered with two touchdowns. Ta’ufo’ou was signed to the The Rockets’ Morgan Williams and Adonis Thomas scored on the ground Browns practice squad on Sept. to make it 63-56 with 3:20 to go; 15. Jeremiah Detmer added a 39-yard Player rep: Not until March field goal with 1:51 to play. for HGH testing in NFL Toledo remained tied with Northern NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Illinois for first place in the MAC’s West Tennessee Titans player repreDivision. sentative Jake Scott says the NFL
Reimer has missed eight games because of concussion symptoms following a hit by Montreal’s Brian Gionta on Oct. 22. There is no timetable for his return. Oilers 3, Canadiens 1 MONTREAL — Nikolai Khabibulin made 28 saves and Ryan Jones scored a short-handed goal in the second period to send Edmonton past Montreal. Tom Gilbert scored at 16:28 of the third to put Edmonton up 2-0. Ryan Smyth scored into an empty net with 42.4 seconds remaining. Khabibulin, who has allowed nine goals in nine games, came within 3:10 of posting his third shutout of the season. He has yet to lose in regulation (7-0-2). Montreal’s Max Pacioretty scored 22 seconds after Gilbert to make it 2-1. Carey Price stopped 11 shots for the Canadiens. Wild 3, Flames 0 CALGARY, Alberta — Niklas Backstrom stopped 41 shots and Minnesota beat Calgary for its fifth

should wait until March to deal with HGH testing. The league and NFLPA tentatively agreed in the contract that ended the lockout to implement testing for human growth hormone. But the union had to approve testing procedures and has not done so, saying it wants more information. Scott says a solution would be “if we ... do it in March when players can sit down and the league can sit down and you don’t have the stress and the strain of a football season going on to deal with it.” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello notes that in the CBA “the union agreed to HGH testing with the goal of beginning it by the first week of the 2011 season. We have been ready to go but the union continues its delaying tactics.” Patriots release DL Albert Haynesworth FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots took just half a season to decide they didn’t need Albert Haynesworth. Two days after he sat out most of the second half against the New York Giants, the Patriots released the defensive lineman they obtained after his rocky 2-year stay with the Washington Redskins. In six games with the Patriots, Haynesworth had just three tackles and no sacks. His last play came in Sunday’s 24-20 loss to the Giants when left guard David Diehl blocked him to clear the way for Brandon Jacobs’ 10-yard touchdown run with 9:10 left in the third quarter. Belichick didn’t mention Haynesworth during his regular Tuesday conference call. About 4 1/2 hours later, the team announced Haynesworth’s release. The Boston Herald first reported the news. The Patriots are 5-3, tied for first in the AFC East with the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets, and have been ranked last in the NFL in defense most of the season. They still have another underachieving high-profile acquisition, WR Chad Ochocinco. They obtained the 6-time Pro Bowl player from the Cincinnati Bengals the same day they acquired Haynesworth. Ochocinco has just nine catches for 136 yards and no touchdowns. The Patriots have good depth on the defensive line with Vince Wilfork, Andre Carter, Shaun Ellis, Mark Anderson, Gerard Warren and Kyle Love. They also recently activated two defensive linemen from the physically-unable-to-perform list: Brandon Deaderick, who has played two games, and Ron Brace, who has played one.

scored for the Capitals, whose 6-0 start at home was the best in franchise history. Devils 3, Hurricanes 2 NEWARK, N.J. — Rookie center Adam Henrique scored with 3:19 left to lift New Jersey over Carolina. The Devils earned their third straight win and the Hurricanes dropped their third straight. Henrique inadvertently sent Joni Pitkanen’s pass past Martin Brodeur for a goal that tied the game at 2-2 at 6:06 of the third period. Henrique made up by skating around goalie Cam Ward and sliding the puck under him for the winning goal. It was the rookie’s second straight game-winner. Dainius Zubrus and Petr Sykora also scored for New Jersey. Brandon Sutter had a short-handed goal for Carolina. Sabres 6, Jets 5, OT BUFFALO, N.Y. — Thomas Vanek scored a power-play goal 4:35 into overtime, tipping in Jason Pominville’s shot, in Buffalo’s victory over Winnipeg.

Vanek scored twice and Pominville finished with a goal and two assists. Derek Roy had two goals and an assist, forcing overtime by scoring a power-play goal with 6:08 left in regulation to help Buffalo extend its winning streak to three. Bryan Little scored twice and Dustin Byfuglien and Tanner Glass each had a goal and an assist for the Jets, who went 3-2-2 on their longest road trip of the season. Panthers 5, Maple Leafs 1 TORONTO — Florida took advantage of shaky Toronto goalie Jonas Gustavsson and routed the Maple Leafs. Jack Skille, Marco Sturm, Tomas Kopecky, Sean Bergenheim and Shawn Matthias had the goals for Florida (7-4-3), off to its best start since the 1996-97 season. The Maple Leafs (9-5-1), struggling without injured goalie James Reimer, were booed by the home fans for the second straight game after Gustavsson surrendered three soft goals. Phil Kessel scored Toronto’s lone goal.

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Midwest Electric to pay $1.3M in patronage capital
Midwest Electric is giving $1,340,164 in patronage capital payments to 7,300 current and former members. Eligible electric cooperative members will receive the refund either as a credit on their electric bill, mailed in late November, or as a separate check in December. Patronage capital is the cooperative’s margins, or money left after all bills have been paid. Midwest Electric uses these margins for capital investments, such as building or replacing power lines, transformers and other electric system investment. After being used as working capital, the money is returned to members as patronage capital refunds. It represents each co-op member’s ownership — or equity — in their cooperative. Patronage capital is allocated to members in proportion to

Ford Motor Company Region Zone Manager Barry Parker presents Raabe Ford General Manager Randy Custer with the 2011 Overall Service Satisfaction trophy as Service Manager George Berelsman and the rest of the service team look on. The service team consists of, in no order, Service Writers Ben Neumeier and Tim Smith; Ase Master Technicians Larry Smith and Ron Reindel; Ford Master and Ase Master Technicians Larry Miller and Craig Honigford; Ford Master Technician Tony Langmeyer; and Ford Trained Technicians Brian Mueller and Andrew Courter. The Overall Service Satisfaction Trophy is a traveling trophy throughout the year and the dealership with the highest overall service satisfaction for the year ending in September wins $1,000 and permanent possession of the trophy. Overall Service Satisfaction is based on surveys returned by customers after repair visits and warranty and customer-paired repairs. Raabe placed first in the Detroit Region in Zone 4. In addition to the trophy, Custer, Berelsman and their wives were honored at an executive dinner reception at the Henry Ford Estate in Dearborn, Mich., on Nov. 2 with Senior Ford Customer Service Division management.

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Entrepreneurship Fair kicks off business plan competition
The third annual Van Wert County Entrepreneurship Fair will be held on Saturday in the Lecture Hall at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a panel of local entrepreneurs scheduled to share their journey at 9 a.m. This event will also serve as the kickoff to the first area Business Plan Competition. The fair offers a wide variety of assistance, counseling and information to budding entrepreneurs and emerging new businesses. There will be speakers on topics including: The First Steps, Financing, Marketing and Business Opportunities,

the dollar amount of electricity used. This month’s payment will be to those who used Midwest Electric service in 1995 and 1996. It represents a half-year of 1996 and the final half-year of 1995, keeping the cooperative on a 15.5 year rotation. About 4,655 currently active members will receive the payment, representing 44 percent of the current membership and 72 percent of the dollars retired. A typical residential member from 1995-96 who used an average of 1,300 kilowatt hours per month will receive a patronage capital refund of about $154. Current Midwest Electric members who are receiving a patronage payment can view their individual patronage capital account on-line at www.midwestrec. com.

• Before shopping at chain stores, check with online gift card resellers like Plastic Larry Hoffman, CFO at It’s tough sticking to your Jungle and CardWoo where The First National Bank of budget any time of the year, you can buy gift cards at a Pandora in Pandora, recent- but the holiday season pres- discount. Combine the gift ly graduents special chalcard with a coupon ated from lenges with so many or discount code to the 2011 unexpected expenssave even more. OBL Bank es and temptations. • Kick bad habits. Management If you sometimes Smoking one $6 S c h o o l fall prey to holiday pack of cigarettes sponsored overspending, you a day costs about by the Ohio might want to look $2,200 a year, not to Bankers for year-round small mention additional League. spending cuts in medical and lostHoffman Hoffman other areas of your work costs. was one of 28 life that, when added In the home Alderman bankers who completed the together, can result • By lowering intensive one-week program in big savings. your thermostat 10°– in September. Here are a few sugges- 15° for eight hours you can One of the longest-standreduce your home heating bill ing educational traditions in tions: Personal finances by 10 percent or more. For a the Ohio banking industry, the • If you have low-deduct- $400 monthly bill, that’s $40 school was established in 1955. The highlight of the school ible homeowners, renters in savings. • Insulate your water continued to be the Bank or auto insurance, ask how Executive Simulation where much your premiums would heater and outgoing pipes to students were divided into drop by raising the deduct- reduce heat loss and save 4 groups, selected key roles ible to $500 or $1,000 – it to 9 percent in water-heating and then had an opportunity could be 15 to 30 percent or costs. Also, try lowering the temperature to 120° for addito make “real-life” executive more. • Cancel underutilized tional savings. decisions on how to run a bank • Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, – all in a risk-free environment phone and cable services, subscriptions, traditional incandescent light – through the BankExecTM magazine gym memberships and other bulbs will begin phasing out software program. “extras” you’re not using. (starting with 100 watt bulbs) in favor of more efficient models that use 25 to 80 percent less energy. By upgrading 15 bulbs, you could save about $50 a year on utilities. In the car • Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas and can lower gas mileage by 33 percent on the highway. By driving sensibly, you could 212 W. High - Lima, 419-228-3211 save about $1.20 for each 138 N. Main - Bluffton, 419-358-4015 $3.65 gallon of gas. • Fuel economy drops rapidly at higher speeds. STOCKS For each 5 mph you exceed Quotes of local interest supplied by 60 mph, it’s like paying an EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS Close of business Nov. 8, 2011 additional $0.29 per gallon of gas. Description Last Price Change • Avoid keeping unnecDJINDUAVERAGE 12,170.18 +101.79 essary heavy items in your NAS/NMS COMPSITE 2,727.49 +32.24 S&P 500 INDEX 1,275.92 +14.80 car – each extra 100 pounds

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and an Ask the Experts session, where area professionals will do a Q&A with the audience. This year a special element has been added to the fair — a Business Plan Competition. Individuals can create, submit and present a business plan to a panel of judges for the chance to win up to $2,500 in business development funds. The award will be presented at the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner in February. For questions or assistance in starting a business, call the OSU Extension Economic Development Office at 419238-2999.

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Results from Nov. 8 General Election
Allen County
Delphos Mayor Michael Gallmeier State Issue 3 Yes 20,090 No 9,572 1,000

Putnam County
Mayor of Fort Jennings Jim Smith 123 Fort Jennings council (2) Greg Brown 133 Jeff Swick 117 Ottoville council (2) Randolph Altenburger 257 Robert Altenburger 312 Monterey Township Trustee (1) Mike Landin 326 Virgil Miller 525 Monterey Township Fiscal Officer Joyce Wehri 736 Fort Jennings School Board (2) Aaron Ricker 525 Cliff Wieging 500 Ottoville School Board (2) Susan Bendele 883 Barbara Hoersten 48 Issue 1 Yes 4,521 No 7,836 Issue 2 Yes 5,836 No 6,987 Issue 3 Yes 9,179 No 3,417

Delphos Board of Education Greg Gossman 463 Joseph Rode 855 Michael Wulfhorst 573 Municipal Court Judge Jill Leatherman 7,015 Spencerville Schools 1.4-mills PI renewal levy For 84 Against 79 Issue 1 Yes 2,872 No 5,635 Issue 2 Yes 3,854 No 4,918 Issue 3 Yes 6,470 No 2,185 Delphos Electric Aggregation For 497 Against 275 Van Wert County Council on Aging (Delphos) For 6,468 Against 2,155 Middle Point 2.9-mill current expense levy For 62 Against 110 Washington Township replacement fire protection For 127 Against 74 1-mill

Ahmadinejad: Iran won’t retreat from nuclear path
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI The Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed today that Iran won’t retreat “one iota” from its nuclear program, denying claims that it seeks atomic weapons. Key ally Russia gave the Islamic Republic a major boost, rejecting tighter sanctions despite a U.N. watchdog report detailing suspected arms-related advances. In his first reaction to the report, Ahmadinejad strongly chided the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency — a day after it claimed Tehran was on the brink of developing a nuclear weapon — saying the IAEA is discrediting itself by siding with “absurd” U.S. accusations. The comments, broadcast live on state TV, were a sharp rebuke to Western warnings that Iran appears to be engaged in a dangerous defiance of international demands to control the Islamic Republic’s nuclear ambitions. In Paris, Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said France would support boosting sanctions against Tehran to an “unprecedented scale” if Iran stonewalls investigations, even as Israel and others say that military options are still possible. But Russia, which has veto-wielding power on the

Delphos President of Council Kim Riddell 136 Delphos Auditor Thomas Jettinghoff Delphos Treasurer Robert Mosier 943 Delphos City Director of Law Clayton Osting 815 Delphos Member Council at Large (3) Joshua Gillespie 747 Joseph Martz 780 Kevin Osting 768 City of Delphos tax levy 4.06 mill For 746 Against 419 Delphos Electric Aggregation For 801 Against 320 Delphos Board of Education Greg Gossman 724 Joseph Rode 1,300 Michael Wulfhorst 939 Spencerville Mayor P.J. Johnson 458 Greg Binkley 56 Spencerville Schools 1.4-mills PI renewal levy For 803 Against 404 Municipal Court Judge Rick Workman 23,915 Mayor of Elida Ron Klopfenstein Elida Council (2) Mary Adams 403 Larry Flick 473 Marion Township Fiscal Officer Robert Kimmet 1,750 Marion Township Trustee Jerry Gilden 1,744 State Issue 1 Yes 12,355 No 16,945 State Issue 2 Yes 12,230 No 17,707 553 958

Van Wert County
Delphos Mayor Michael Gallmeier 684

U.N. Security Council, said new sanctions would be unacceptable. “Any additional sanctions against Iran would be perceived by the international community as an instrument for regime change in Tehran,” deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told the Interfax news agency, adding that Russia “does not intend to consider such proposals.” Gatilov said Russia believes that dialogue with Iran is the only way forward. Israel’s government remained silent over the report, apparently seeking to keep the focus on international pressures and avoid turning the report into a specific showdown between Israel and Iran. Meanwhile, Iran’s other chief ally, China, issued cautious statements calling for diplomacy and dialogue. “This nation won’t retreat one iota from the path it is going,” Ahmadinejad told thousands of people in Shahre-Kord in central Iran. “Why are you ruining the prestige of the (U.N. nuclear) agency for absurd U.S. claims?” A conservative Iranian lawmaker later threatened that the parliament could force the government to pull out of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, or NPT, as a response to the report by IAEA chief Yukiya Amano.


Delphos President of Council Kim Riddell 66 Delphos Auditor Thomas Jettinghoff Delphos Treasurer Robert Mosier 626 644

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Delphos City Director of Law Clayton Osting 501 Delphos Member Council at Large (3) Joshua Gillespie 470 Joseph Martz 481 Kevin Osting 525 City of Delphos tax levy 4.06 mill For 488 Against 338

of the bill, which would have limited the bargaining abilities of 350,000 unionized public workers. The health care vote was largely symbolic. Voters chose to let the state opt out of a provision of the 2009 federal health care overhaul, which mandates that most Americans purchase health care — a decision that’s not really a state’s decision. Dale Butland, a spokesman of opponents, said the campaign was “based on a lie” about the Obama-backed bill. “And because of that lie, the amendment we’ve now added to the Ohio constitution will jeopardize and possibly invali-

date a host of already existing laws and regulations that we rely on to protect the vulnerable, ensure public health, and regulate the medical and insurance professions,” he said in a statement. Ohio voters also rejected allowing judges to remain on the bench through age 75, keeping the age limit at 70 and potentially affecting 10 percent of sitting judges over the next six years. The fight over the collective bargaining law attracted unprecedented attention for a non-presidential or gubernatorial election year. The effort to turn back the bargaining law pitted unions representing police, firefighters, teachers, prison guards and other government employ-

ees against Republicans at the Statehouse seeking to limit labor’s reach and reduce government costs. The measure, which appeared as Issue 2 on the ballot, would have allowed bargaining on wages, conditions and some equipment. It would have outlawed public worker strikes, scraps binding arbitration and prevents promotions based solely on seniority. We Are Ohio, the unionbacked coalition opposing the law, had raised $24 million as of mid-October, building off anger over the bill that prompted days of Statehouse protests earlier this year. Building a Better Ohio, the proponent committee, reported raising about $8 million.

Russians desperately try to save Mars moon probe
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian space probe aiming to land on a Mars moon was stuck circling the Earth after equipment failure today, and scientists raced to fire up its engines before the whole thing came crashing down. One U.S. space expert said the craft could become the most dangerous manmade object ever to hit the planet. The unmanned PhobosGround craft was successfully launched by a Zenit-2 booster rocket just after midnight Moscow time today (2016 GMT Tuesday) from the Russianleased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It separated from the booster about 11 minutes later and was to fire its engines twice to set out on its path to the Red Planet, but never did. Russia’s Federal Space Agency chief Vladimir Popovkin said neither of the two engine burns worked, probably due to the failure of the craft’s orientation system. He said space engineers have three days to reset the spacecraft’s computer program to make it work before its batteries die. The mishap is the latest in a series of recent launch failures that have raised con-


cerns about the condition of Russia’s space industries. The Russian space agency said it will establish its own quality inspection teams at rocket factories to tighten oversight over production quality. The $170 million PhobosGround was Russia’s first interplanetary mission since a botched 1996 robotic mission to Mars, which failed when the probe crashed shortly after the launch due to an engine failure. Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos, and the latest spacecraft aimed to take ground samples on Phobos. James Oberg, a NASA veteran who now works as a space consultant, said it’s still possible to regain control over the Russia space probe. “With several days of battery power, and with the probe’s orbit slowly twisting out of the optimal alignment with the desired path towards Mars, the race is on to regain control, diagnose the potential computer code flaws, and send up emergency rocket engine control commands,” Oberg said in an email to The Associated Press. “Depending on the actual root of the failure, this is not an impossible challenge.”

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Tomorrow’s Horoscope
THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2011 It behooves you to associate as much as you can in the year ahead with those who could help advance your interests or objectives. Do so by being friendly and accepting help only when and if you really need it. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Being domineering can lead to complications with those who share your day. It can be particularly destructive if you encounter someone who is a trifle more forceful than you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Even if it causes you some major inconvenience, don’t let down those who are depending upon you. Meet your obligations like the responsible person you are. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Don’t coerce a friend to agree with you when you know that she or he isn’t in accord with your thinking. It does nothing but cause your pal to resent being put in that position. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -An important goal can be achievable when you get past all your doubt and inadequacy. If you want to win, you must think in terms of victory. Otherwise failure takes over. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- If experience has taught you that a certain topic agitates a friend, stay off of it or refuse to engage if another brings it up. Failing to do so could cause a nasty dust-up. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Be on your toes, because someone who knows how to manipulate your generous nature could get you to spend some of your hard-earned money on themselves. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- If you can’t avoid dealing with someone who has a faculty for getting under your skin, be as tactful as you can. When this person makes an aggravating comment, consider the source. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -It’s going to just be one of those days when neglected duties or commitments are likely to catch up with you. When numerous things clamor for your attention, take it in stride and calmly do one at a time. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Even if the position you take is an unpopular one, don’t let your peers pressure you into doing something that goes against your better judgment. It’s not worth it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Keep a cool head when things go awry at home, and encourage other family members to do the same. Unpleasant events can get worse when they’re allowed to run wild. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Don’t allow yourself to blow up over something that you’ve handled with tolerance up until now. Continue to keep a cool head and encourage others to ice their noggins as well. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -People are a bit touchy right now, making any commercial dealings a bit trickier than usual. If you’re involved with someone who is having a hard time keeping cool, help him or her by smiling copiously.


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Dear Curious: For an Dear Annie: My 19-yearold daughter, “Shawna,” is informal invitation or letter, dating an 18-year-old boy it is OK to leave out the “Mr. who is abusive of her. She and Mr.” altogether and simlives with him and his fam- ply write, “John and James ily. She has an 18-month-old Doe,” on the assumption that son, and my wife and I have one partner has taken the custody, not only because she other’s name. If they have felt she was too young to different last names, or if it is raise him, but because she a formal invitation, they are doesn’t want him around her addressed as “Mr. John Doe and Mr. James Smith.” (That boyfriend or his family. Since Shawna has been solves the “Dr.” problem, as living there, she only talks to well.) Dear Annie: us when she needs “New Bride in the something. We Midwest” is havhaven’t seen her ing trouble fielding in almost a month. nosy remarks from We recently found people about why out that she is she doesn’t have drinking, doing any children yet. drugs and stealing. She has already She talks about suffered two missuicide a lot and carriages. cuts herself. She and her She refuses husband should to leave her boyfriend. He told her Annie’s Mailbox attend a meeting of Resolve (resolve. to choose between him and the baby, and she org). This wonderful organichose him. She has been zation is a breath of fresh air seen with bruises on her, and to anyone having problems the police have been called with infertility. The people about their fighting several there can answer myriad questions on many topics. times. Last month, the boyfriend They help to take away the was arrested for theft and loneliness of infertility. And spent nine days in jail. While they also give helpful sughe was gone, Shawna was a gestions about what to say totally different person. Then when people ask why you he threatened her, insisting haven’t had a baby yet. -she pay his bail by any means New Yorker Dear New Yorker: We necessary, so she stole money from her grandmother. As have recommended Resolve soon as he was released, in this column many times things went back to the way and appreciate the opportunity to do so again. Readers they were. I have a protection order can find a support group in on this boy because of the their area through the website threats he has made against or by writing them at 1760 my family and me. But what Old Meadow Rd., Suite 500, can we do to get help for McLean, VA 22102. Shawna? There has to be Annie’s Mailbox is written some way we can get her away from that mess before by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy he beats her to a pulp or she Sugar, longtime editors of the kills herself. -- Worried Dad Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to in Gary, Ind. Dear Dad: It is an unfor-, tunate truth that once a child or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, is a legal adult, there isn’t c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 much you can do to protect W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, them from a situation of their Los Angeles, CA 90045. own choosing. We urge you to stay in touch with Shawna as much as possible and let her know you will be there for her when she needs you. Don’t criticize her abusive boyfriend, but do tell her she deserves to be treated better and you hope someday she will realize that for herself. Give her the number of the National Domestic Violence Hotline (the at 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800799-7233). You also can contact them. Dear Annie: Now that my state has legalized gay marriage, I have some etiquette questions. How do I address an invitation to a same-sex couple? Can I write “Mr. and Mr. John and James Doe”? Is it any different if one of them is a doctor? Would I simply write “Dr. and Mr. So and So” and ignore their gender? -- Curious in New York







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Air Force morgue lost body parts
By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON — The Dover military mortuary entrusted with the solemn duty of receiving and caring for America’s war dead twice lost body parts of remains shipped home from Afghanistan, the Air Force revealed Tuesday. Three mortuary supervisors have been punished for what the Air Force called “gross mismanagement,” but no one was fired in a grisly case reminiscent of the scandalous mishandling and misidentifying of remains at Arlington National Cemetery. The Air Force, which runs the mortuary at Dover, Del., acknowledged failures while insisting it made the right decision in not informing families linked to the missing body parts until last weekend — months after it completed a probe of 14 sets of allegations lodged by three members of the mortuary staff. Gen. Norton Schwartz, the Air Force chief of staff, told a Pentagon news conference he and the service’s top civilian, Michael Donley, are ultimately responsible for what happens at Dover and for its mistakes. “There’s no escaping it,” Schwartz said. However, an independent federal investigative agency, the Office of Special Counsel, said the Air Force had fallen short on accountability. That office, which forwarded the original whistleblower allegations to the Pentagon in May and July 2010 and reviewed the subsequent Air Force investigative report, faulted it for taking an overly narrow view of what went wrong at Dover between 2008 and 2010. “Several of the Air Force’s findings are not supported by the evidence presented and thus do not appear reasonable,” the special counsel’s office said. “In these instances the report demonstrates a pattern of the Air Force’s failure to acknowledge culpability for wrongdoing relating to the treatment of remains.” Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner said her office is investigating allegations by the three whistleblowers that the Air Force retaliated against them in several ways, including an attempt to fire one of them. The three whistleblowers still work at Dover. They are James Parsons, an embalming/autopsy technician; Mary Ellen Spera, a mortuary inspector; and William Zwicharowski, a senior mortuary inspector. There is no suggestion of criminal wrongdoing at Dover, and the Air Force said it found no evidence that those faulted at Dover had deliberately mishandled any remains. They attributed the mistakes largely to a breakdown in procedures and a failure to fix problems that had been building over time. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta issued a statement saying he was “deeply disturbed” by the matter. Panetta said he supports the Air Force’s findings but has asked a separate panel of the Defense Health Board, a Pentagon advisory group, to conduct its own review of how the Dover mortuary is run. That review, to be led by former surgeon general Dr. Richard Carmona, is due within 60 days. As gruesome as the revelations appear, Schwartz acknowledged that it’s possible that mistakes also were made prior to 2008, during a period when U.S. troops were killed at even higher rates in Iraq. Other Air Force officials said on Monday they knew of no prior cases of mishandled remains at Dover.

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“I cannot certify with certainty that prior performance met our standard of perfection,” Schwartz told reporters. At Dover all U.S. war dead are received in wellpracticed procedures that place a premium on a dignified and respectful handling of remains. Medical examiners then carry out procedures to positively identify remains and determine the cause of death. Teams of morticians and embalmers then prepare the remains for disposition. Investigators found a disconnect between the work of the medical examiners and the morticians, each of which reports to a different military chain of command. One of the two cases of missing parts was in April 2009. It involved fragments of ankle bone embedded in human tissue associated with two crew members recovered from an Air Force F-15 fighter that crashed in Afghanistan. The labeled plastic bag containing this portion of remains was found empty during normal processing, with a slit in the side of the bag. Staff members were unable to account for the missing piece.



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The Melody Makers, a group of pianists who want to help the local schools, decorated shoe boxes and filled them with items the principals and teachers suggested their student bodies could use. Above: St. John’s Elementary School Principal Nathan Stant accepts the donation from Abby Bonifas. Below: Franklin and Landeck Principal Mark Fuerst accepts the donation from Emily and Kylee Dienstberger. Other Melody Makers include Pam Hanser, Holly Dellinger and Rebecca Violet.

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Answers to Monday’s questions: Between the ages of 30 and 40, the average person loses 5/8 of an inch off their height. The monkey wrench got its name from its inventor, Charles Moncky. Today’s questions: Who was the only U.S. president known to have been treated by a psychiatrist? Architecturally speaking, what are the 5 classic column types? Answers in Thursday’s Herald. Today’s words: Gyre: circular motion, revolution Oxyosphresia: extremely sensitive to smell Today’s Joke While sports fishing off the Florida coast, a tourist capsized his boat. He could swim, but his fear of alligators kept him clinging to the overturned craft. Spotting an old beachcomber standing on the shore, the tourist shouted, “Are there any gators around here?” “Naw,” the man hollered back, “they ain’t been around for years!” Feeling safe, the tourist started swimming leisurely toward the shore. About halfway there he asked the guy, “How’d you get rid of the gators?” “We didn’t do nothing,’” the beachcomber said. “Wow,” said the tourist. The beachcomber added, “The sharks got ‘em.”

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