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Red Alert: Women’s heart attack symptoms tricky
BY MIKE FORD The American Heart Association has declared February “Go Red for Women” month and today as “National Wear Red Day.” In general, women’s heart disease symptoms are different from men’s and can appear to be no more than shortness of breath or heartburn. Area cardiologists say women often ignore the symptoms instead of taking them seriously. “It can be anything above the waist, not just chest pressure or discomfort. It could be in the upper abdomen, neck, jaw, shoulders or the arms could ache or get heavy. It could even just be shortness of breath,” said Dr. Pamela Gardener of the Heart and Vascular Institute at Lima Memorial Health System. “It will come on when they’re doing something like climbing a set of stairs or vacuuming. They’ll sit down and rest for a couple minutes and it will go away. So, we need to watch for a pattern of it coming on when they’re doing something, then going away when they rest. They can have pain, discomfort or also nausea and vomiting with it, but it may only be shortness of breath and they’ll blow it off, thinking they’re just out of shape. “Often, women who have had a heart attack will tell me they thought they had indigestion or acid reflux because heart disease symptoms can include burning in the chest. It’s really difficult because it’s usually more straight-forward in men, with chest heaviness or pain, but that’s not always the case. With women, it’s not as clear; it often arises with these other types of symptoms. If you weren’t having a problem a month ago and now you’re having symptoms with the same amount of activity or it’s taking less activity to bring on the symptoms, that makes me nervous and it’s time to get it checked out.” Gardener said there is a rela-

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“Often, women who have had a heart attack will tell me they thought they had indigestion or acid reflux because heart disease symptoms can include burning in the chest. It’s really difficult because it’s usually more straightforward in men, with chest heaviness or pain, but that’s not always the case.”
— Dr. Pamela Gardner, Heart and Vascular Institute, Lima Memorial Health System

tionship between estrogen and heart disease in women. “There is a big increase in the numbers of women having heart attacks after they enter menopause and it may be that the estrogen keeps us from feeling the symptoms because we are growing the plaque,” she said. Dr. Syed Majeed of The Heart Specialists at St. Rita’s says it is still very common for women to be the central caregiver in a family, so women are stressed. Because heart attack symptoms can be confusing, women often attribute them to something less alarming. “Women should get themselves checked without waiting until they are in a late stage of heart disease. They’re taking care of other loved ones or they’re experiencing life-cycle changes and tend to attribute the symptoms to stress; also, contraceptives can increase blood pressure,” he said. He also says obesity and diabetes can “hide” heart attack

The Delphos Columbian Squires Fr. Bredeick Circle is accepting monetary donations to split between the St. Vincent DePaul Society and the Church Women United Interfaith Thrift Shop to assist the needy in the community. The project, held in conjunction with Super Bowl Sunday, is called “Souper Bowl.” Anyone wishing to donate funds can send donations to: Columbian Squires, 24963 Paula Lane, Delphos OH 45833. For more information, contact Lou Hohman at 419-203-0878.

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symptoms. “Obesity and diabetes are becoming more prevalent and those patients don’t usually go to the doctor for discomfort,” he said. “By the time they seek care, they’re in the late stages but still don’t think anything is wrong with them, though they’ve had high blood pressure for a long time.” Majeed added that women with diabetes are twice as likely to experience a heart attack as a woman who is not diabetic. Gardener points out that women who smoke are putting themselves at risk, also. “Cholesterol, diet, exercise — all the usual risk factors are things we need to pay attention to but if you smoke, that’s a really huge one,” she said. Gardener stresses that no one should blow off symptoms or pause to pick up the phone. “Don’t hesitate. If you think you may be having a heart attack, call 911 and get to the emergency room,” she concluded.

Jefferson wrestlers hosting Buffet Night The Jefferson Wrestling Team is hosting a Pizza Buffet Night at the Delphos Eagles from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday: all you can eat pizza, salad and breadsticks. Prices are $6 for adults and $3 for ages 10 and under. All proceeds benefit the DJHS Wrestling program. A raffle will also be conducted this night for a chance to win monetary prizes totaling $2,000. Pingpong balls will be sold for $5 each or 5 for $20 – each individually numbered. The first ball drawn will be worth $1,000, then increments of $500, $250, $100, $50, $50, $25 and $25. For a chance to win, contact any 7-12 wrestler or head coach Mike Wilson. Balls can also be purchased at the Delphos Eagles from now until the drawing Wednesday. Mostly cloudy with 50 percent chance of rain Saturday. High in low 40s. See page 2.


Members of the Vantage Career Center Board of Education view the changes that have been made as part of the school’s reconstruction project on Thursday night.

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Vantage project still right on schedule
By ED GEBERT Times Bulletin Editor VAN WERT — Work on the expansion and renovation project at Vantage Career Center is continuing on pace and the construction manager is confident a scheduled April move-in date will be reached. Still, Superintendent Staci Kaufman expressed her doubts that the move will take place on time, which would cause problems with the timetable on down the line. “This is very, very tight. We have not seen a lot of evidence of large crews working second shift,” she noted. “Small crews, a few men here and there for some contractors, not for every contractor, they understand that it is crunch time... I have my doubts that we’re going to be in there right on time in April and that throws the summer schedule off.” Vantage Director Bob Vennekotter pointed out that flooring in the new restaurant and kitchen had been pushed back for installation until summer to allow contractors to have more time to get work done. “The schedule that Gilbane [Construction Management] shows us every week is basically showing that we are exactly on schedule to move in that first week of April. We’re not behind but we are also not ahead. As long as that stays the same, we would be able to move in,” Vennekotter stated. Continuing, Vennekotter remarked that he has been pushing to have the work done a week early while students are in the building to move some of the smaller items and make the big move more efficient. At the Thursday evening meeting of the Vantage Board of Education, board members approved bids for site work and for abatement and moisture sealing. The combined bids came in far below estimate, trimming around


NATO considers speeded-up Afghan drawdown
By ROBERT BURNS and SLOBODAN LEKIC The Associated Press 2 3 4 5 6-7 8 10 11 12 BRUSSELS — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that NATO allies have agreed broadly to step back from the lead combat role in Afghanistan and let local forces take their place as early as next year, a shortened timetable that startled officials and members of Congress. Obama administration officials scrambled with varying degrees of clarity to explain that Panetta’s announcement en route to the NATO defense ministers’ meeting here that he hoped combat troops would move into a training and assistance role beginning in 2013 was not a policy change, but an optimistic look at the alreadyestablished timetable. Panetta said he told a meeting of his 27 NATO counterparts that he hoped Afghan forces would be ready to take the combat lead countrywide sometime in 2013, with international troops shifting to a support role after a decade of inconclusive combat. That means Afghans would bear the main burden of offensive action, with U.S. and other foreign troops assisting, he said. “There was consensus on this” among the allied defense ministers meeting at NATO headquarters, Panetta told reporters, adding that no final decision was made. Other officials, however, said there were some differences of opinion on whether 2013 was the right time to make this change. Few besides Panetta were willing to discuss the matter publicly; the ministers were due to resume their talks today. Views on what might take place in 2013 seemed to shift throughout the day as the ministers met behind closed doors. NATO’s secretary-general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, told reporters in the morning that NATO expects all Afghan provinces to have been handed over to Afghan control by mid-2013, and “from that time, the role of our troops will gradually change from combat to support.”

$180,000 from the cost. R. D. Jones was awarded the site work contract while Total Environmental Systems won the abatement contract. One contract that was opened last week but was not accepted was for siding replacement. Those bids were all higher than the original estimate, so at the urging of Kaufman, the board agreed to increase the estimate to reflect higher prices. That motion passed 9-1 with only Gary Reinhart opposing. District Treasurer Lori Davis reported that at this point, the district has spent $14.7 million of the $35 million price for the entire project. Also passed was a motion to add more precision machining equipment to the order approved at last month’s board meeting. The green light was given to spend up to $83,000 for more equipment that can be used in several program labs.

DELPHOS — The Ladies Auxiliary to American Legion Post 268 in Delphos has sent delegates to Buckeye Girls State for 64 years. Today, they will choose a young woman f r o m each local school to attend the 2012 session in Mount Union in June. T h e Girls State program Hicks was organized as a national Americanism activity by the 1937 American Legion Auxiliary National Convention. The first Girls State was held in Washington, D.C., in 1947. The program is a practical application of Americanism and good citizenship. The Girls State purpose is to provide citizenship training for girls of high school age in every Department of the American Legion Auxiliary; afford them an opportunity to live together as self-governing citizens; and inform them about the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship, in order that they may understand and participate in the functioning of their government. Auxiliary President Sharon Miller said the program is key for young local women. “It’s important we can send these girls so they can get the knowledge of government they need,” Miller said. “A nice perk is that they get to do it with other girls from all over the state.” When the girls return from the event, they speak to the auxiliary about their experience. “We invite the girls to our meeting and they are always enthusiastic and glad they went,” Miller said. “They share

what they’ve learned and how much it meant to them to be involved.” Jefferson senior DeLannie Hicks and St. John’s senior Stephanie Pohlman attended the 2011 session through the local auxiliary. “Girls State was a lot of fun and I still keep in touch with several of the girls I met,” Hicks said. “I was the county vet and Pohlman had to campaign and learn about party caucuses. It gave me a new appreciation of how our state government works and on how our world works.” Pohlman agreed. “I learned a lot about how government functions and how the processes come together,” she said. “I still keep in contact with several of the girls I met, too.” The pair also stressed how helpful it is to put being a Girls State delegate on their resumes and applications. “It’s a huge honor and when you put it on a college application, it’s a huge advantage,” they agreed. “Any girl who wants to succeed should try to go,” Hicks said. “It made me a more wellrounded person.” Miller said the program was in trouble this year and the only way the auxiliary was able to send a girl from each school was through the generosity of the men’s auxiliary. “We are having the same problem a lot of other service clubs are experiencing,” Miller said. “Our membership is aging.” Donations to help cover the cost of sending Girls State delegates are always welcome and can be directed to Miller through the post.


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But by day’s end Rasmussen said it was too early to say whether that shift for NATO forces from combat to support will happen in 2013. “It depends very much on the situation on the ground,” he said, adding that the issue will be a central topic for discussion when President Barack Obama hosts a NATO summit meeting in Chicago in May on the Afghan endgame. The summit also will deal See AFGHAN, page 2

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In partnership with the Lima-Allen County Safe Community Coalition, Allen County Coroner Dr. Gary Beasley, will release the 2011 Allen County Fatal Crash Summary Report today at the Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission, 130 W. North Street, Lima. In Allen County, during 2011, there were 12 fatal crashes and 14 related fatalities. Fatal traffic crashes increased three times when compared to the four fatal crashes that resulted in four fatalities during 2010. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) established a national goal of 1.0 fatalities per 100 million miles traveled. Data suggests the Allen County fatality rate increased from .35 in 2010 to 1.21 in 2011. A brief summary of the analysis follows: — There were 12 fatal crashes resulting in 14 fatalities; — Fatal crashes increased three times from the previous year; — Six fatal crashes occurred on urban roadways, including three in Lima and one in Delphos; — Six fatal crashes occurred on rural roadways one occurred in each of the following townships: Amanda, American, Auglaize, Bath, Monroe and Sugarcreek; — One fatal crash occurred on Interstate 75;

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— No fatal crashes during an identified holiday period; — 50 percent occurred on dark unlighted roadways; while, nearly 42 percent occurred during daylight hours on clear or cloudy days; —There were two motorcycle fatalities, one pedestrian fatality, trucks were involved in fatal crashes – one semitruck and two pickup trucks; no trains or bicycles were involved in fatal crashes; — Five fatalities involved impaired driving and five were speed related; —12 fatal crash victims were male and two were female; Of the 19 drivers involved in fatal crashes only three were under 25 years of age; Five (5) occupants, who had the option to use a seat belt chose not to do so and sustained fatal injuries; and —Six (6) people died while using the vehicle’s lap/shoulder belt, and of the two motorcyclists who died, one wore a helmet and one did not. Driver errors or bad decisions, by all who use area roadways, result in the continued unnecessary loss of life here in Allen County as well as all across the U.S. There are some simple steps everyone using public roadways can take to stop such senseless deaths: — Drive sober. Remember “buzzed” driving is drunk driving. Designate a sober, nondrinking driver or give the keys

Six face drug charges in Putnam County
Six people from Putnam and Paulding counties have been charged with a variety of drug offenses following a Multi-Area Narcotics Unit (M.A.N. Unit), Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and Continental Police Department investigation. The charges occurred in Putnam County within the village of Continental. Those charged include: — Terry Clark, 51, of Continental, two counts of trafficking in drugs (felony 4 and 5) and one count sale of prescription pills (felony 4); — Richard Miler, 58, of Oakwood, two counts of traf-

3 die in Egypt clashes over deadly soccer riot
CAIRO (AP) — Police in Cairo fired salvos of tear gas and birdshot at protesters angry over a deadly soccer riot as fresh clashes on Egyptian streets killed three people today, according to a volunteer doctor and health officials. One man died just feet away from the Interior Ministry, which has become a target for demonstrators furious that the police failed to prevent a soccer riot that killed 74 people in the Mediterranean city of Port Said on Wednesday. It was the world’s worst soccer violence in 15 years. Protesters angry over the deadly riot turned their rallies in Cairo and the city of Suez into a call for Egypt’s ruling military council to surrender power because of what they say is the army’s mismanagement of the country’s transition to democracy. More rallies were planned today. A volunteer doctor said the man in Cairo died of wounds from birdshot fired at close range during clashes at dawn

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today. The doctor, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he feared reprisals by the authorities, said his field hospital close to Cairo’s Tahrir Square was overwhelmed with the wounded overnight. Earlier today, two protesters died by police gunfire in clashes with security forces in Suez, said health official Mohammed Lasheen. About 3,000 people had demonstrated in front of the city’s police headquarters and police fired tear gas and live ammunition, witnesses said. A third protester in Suez was in critical condition because of a wound to the neck. Suez city security chief denied the deaths there were from police gunfire. In Cairo, rallies spiraled into violent clashes between the protesters and police late Thursday as demonstrators charged toward the Interior Ministry, which oversees the police. Thousands threw rocks, and police responded with tear gas and birdshot.

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to someone who has not been drinking. — Wear a seat belt. A seat belt keeps you in place in your vehicle and increases your chances of survival in a crash as well as reduces the risk for serious injury. — Pay attention and look before turning. Obey signs and signals – do what they tell you to do. At an intersection look left, then right, then left again. Expect the unexpected – anticipate what other drivers might do. Observe, anticipate, and plan ahead. — Obey speed limits and follow at a safe distance. Speed limits protect you, the driver, and your passengers as well as others using public roadways, including pedestrians and cyclists. Allow a safe distance between you and other vehicles. — Drive defensively. Remember, you are sharing the roadway with other drivers who may or may not be making good safety decisions. The 2011 Fatal Crash Summary Report will be available for review and comment during normal business hours at the Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission located at 130 W. North Street in Lima. Staff is available to answer questions. The report can also be accessed on the internet at www.lacrpc. com – click on “What’s New” and select the 2011 Fatal Crash Summary Report.

VANDEMARK, Audrey B., 94, of Elida and formerly of Spencerville, funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Pastor Robert King officiating. Burial will follow in Wright Cemetery in Converse. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hartford Church Building Fund.


ficking in drugs (felony 4 and 5) and one count of permitting drug abuse (felony 5); — Brandy Miler, 30, of Oakwood, one count of permitting drug abuse (felony 5); — James Sulfridge, 32, of Continental, two counts of trafficking in drugs (felony 4 and 5); — Joseph A. Klett, 35, of Continental, one county of trafficking in drugs (felony 5); and — Margarita L. DuleCereceres, 45, of Continental, two counts of trafficking in drugs (felony 4 and 5). No one was arrested at the time.

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ST. RITA’S A girl was born Feb. 3 to Tiffany Quinn and Andrew Dinkins of Delphos.


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RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said today the key to stopping Iran from getting a nuclear bomb is keeping global support for tough economic sanctions. Speaking to US airmen in Germany, Panetta reiterated that if Iran does not change course, the US is “prepared to respond if we have to.” Panetta was responding to an airman who asked at what point the United States would get involved in Israel’s potential conflict with Iran. Panetta sidestepped that aspect of the Iran issue and focused on international efforts to persuade Iran to not build the bomb. He reiterated that all U.S. options are on the table, implying the possibility of using military force. “My view is that right now the most important thing is to keep the international community unified,” Panetta said, “so we’re keeping that pressure on to convince Iran that they shouldn’t develop a nuclear weapon, that they should join the international family of nations” and abide by international norms.

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with the tough question of the ultimate size of — and international financial support for — Afghan security forces beyond 2014, when the bulk of foreign forces are scheduled to leave. A related unresolved question is the number of U.S. and other foreign troops that might remain behind and what missions they would be assigned. Panetta caused a stir when he said Wednesday that he foresaw American and NATO forces switching from a combat role to a support role by mid- to late-2013. He said this was a natural transition in line with the NATO goal, announced in November 2010, of having every Afghan province placed in government control by the end of 2014. Until that remark, however, it had been unclear how soon the U.S. believed it could largely end its combat mission in Afghanistan. His remark prompted some Republicans in Washington to complain that the Obama administration was unwisely telegraphing its intentions to the Taliban. And it led to a cascade of confusing statements seeking to illuminate Panetta’s meaning. At one point, a senior NATO official offered this befuddling explanation of whether Panetta meant the U.S. combat role would end in 2013: “He said the combat role will come to an end. But he also said combat will continue, and that’s exactly what I’m saying.” The official was speaking on condition of anonymity in order to discuss internal NATO deliberations.

High temperature Thursday in Delphos was 45 degrees, low was 30. High a year ago today was 28, low was 12. Record high for today is 58, set in 2008. Record low is -12, set in 1985. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press TONIGHT: Partly cloudy through midnight then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Northeast winds around 10 mph. SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers in the morning then chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 40s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of measurable precipitation 50 percent. SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers through midnight then slight chance of rain showers and snow showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. North winds around 10 mph. Chance of measurable precipitation 20 percent. SUNDAY: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. SUNDAY NIGHT, MONDAY: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 40s. MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. TUESDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s. TUESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s. Lows in the upper 20s.

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St. John’s Scholar of the Day is Haleigh DeWyer. Congratulations Haleigh! Jefferson’s Scholar of the Day is Rachel Miller. Congratulations Rachel!

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Nuns from Ohio are part of an effort to keep the Super Bowl from becoming a big event for the sex trade. WKYC-TV reports members of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Cleveland have helped contact scores of hotels within a 50-mile radius of Indianapolis. The nuns have asked the hotels to be alert for possible sex trafficking and take steps to stop it. Congregation president Sister Nancy Conway says if one woman is saved at Sunday’s Super Bowl, the work will be worth it. Officials have said that about 1,000 American-born children are forced into the sex trade each year in Ohio alone.

Kings Island seeks to hire 4,000

MASON (AP) — The Kings Island amusement and waterpark outside Cincinnati says it plans to hire 4,000 workers to fill seasonal positions. The park on Thursday said it is accepting applications online for the 2012 season that starts April 28. Open positions are in various areas, including admissions, entertainment, food and beverage, lifeguards, rides and security. Applications are open to those 15 and older. The park is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Co.


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Cooper Farms From the Vantage Point installs wind power
Information submitted VAN WERT — Cooper Farms Cooked Meats has joined the wind-power revolution, having recently installed two 1.5 megawatt wind turbines. The turbines, which should be fully functioning by mid-February, will provide over 50 percent of the Van Wert plant’s power needs, and save valuable natural resources. Though these only add to the multitude of turbines that are now a part of the Van Wert county skyline, the decision was made through careful research and planning, said owners Jim and Gary Cooper. “We created a team of individuals whose job it was to explore the possibilities of using wind turbines here at our Van Wert location,” said Jim Cooper, CEO of Cooper Farms. “Their finding was that it did make economic and sustainability sense to use wind energy for a portion of our electrical needs. The two turbines should produce about 60 percent of our electrical needs at the Cooked Meats plant.” Construction work for the two towers began in mid-September of 2011, with work on the foundations. The turbines were delivered by November and installation was complete by Dec. 30. During the month of January, the equipment has been under testing. Full output should be reached by the middle of February. Cooper Farms has always maintained a commitment to the environment and sustainable practices, making the switch to wind energy, lessening the company’s environmental impact, a natural decision. “This investment was a part of an overall sustainability goal,” said Gary Cooper, COO. “We have been investing in a wide variety of projects over the years. All of which help to improve our local environment by reducing our overall use of national resources and becoming more efficient in our use of utilities. Our large investment in these two turbines is just another example of our sustainability initiatives.” Each tower has a total height of 421 feet. Components of the turbines were made in both the USA and China. Cooper Farms has also utilized a variety of local contractors during the construction of the two wind turbines. One Energy of Findlay was commissioned to head the project while local contractors fulfilled needs for stone driveways, concrete, field tile repair, turbine installation and electrical work. While no other wind turbines are planned for Cooper Farms at the moment, both Coopers acknowledge that it is not out of the question. “We will be studying the effectiveness of the two turbines we now have over the next few years. If they do work as our studies have predicted, then there may be other areas in our company that would benefit from wind energy,” said Jim Cooper.


The best of both worlds

Van Wert YWCA sets Spring Travel Preview
The Van Wert YWCA has scheduled their Spring Travel Preview for 3 p.m. Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. Full information about the travel schedule will be available. There will also be door prizes and refreshments. The public is invited to attend this free event. The YWCA is located at 408 East Main in Van Wert. For more information call 419-2386639. A full schedule of trips is available at the desk. Scheduled spring trips include: Escape Winter Brown Bag Mystery — March 15 Departure is planned for 7:00 a.m. and then enjoy a day filled with new and interesting tours and attractions. A special lunch has been planned and there will be several gifts to bring home. $79. Greektown Casino — March 17 Leave at 7 a.m. for this favorite facility. $35. Cabin Fever Overnight Mystery Visit a city that is packed full of attractions, enjoy

At Vantage Career Center, students find the “best of both worlds.” They receive a firstclass career technical education while meeting all of the academic requirements for high school graduation. Vantage also offers specialized education in service careers. Due to the tremendous advances in the medical field, outstanding career opportunities are available to students in our Health Technology program. Many health care workers provide basic bedside care, taking vital signs such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration. They may also prepare and give injections, collect samples for testing, feed patients and assist with bathing and personal hygiene. Students complete a State Approved Nurse Assistant Program and learn medical terminology, medical insurance and computer skills. Health Technology students assist at the annual Vantage Bloodmobile. They learn a wide-range of medical techniques and experience clinical instruction at health care facilities. In this Tech Prep program, they develop work ethics, medical skills, and patient care skills. In the Early Childhood Education program, high school students discover that working with young children can be very rewarding. This program prepares students to work in a licensed child care facility, operate a day care center, become a nanny or teach young children. Students create and provide developmentally appropriate preschool materials for children, learn the day-to-day operations of a state-licensed preschool, and explore careers that deal with the education of young children. In addition to receiving instruction in planning
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Vantage senior Culinary Arts students Emily Flaugh, from Wayne Trace (left) and Lexi Cummings (right) from Lincolnview, put the finishing touches on the buffet in the Cup and Saucer Restaurant. and conducting lessons, the students apply principles of child development and child psychology as they prepare the children for kindergarten. Upon completion, students are prepared for college and immediate employment in the childcare field. The Culinary Arts program is the starting line for many students who are interested in careers in restaurant services and hospitality management. Students in this program operate the Cup and Saucer Restaurant, a fullservice restaurant located at Vantage, which is open to the public three days a week throughout the school year. This two-year program is also the foundation for students who plan to pursue further education for chef training or food service management. Students have the opportunity to become “Serve-Safe” certified and to receive the ProStart Certificate of Achievement. The Culinary Arts program is a ProStart career building program that gives students a “taste for success.” After graduation, students are prepared for professional culinary programs, immediate employment, and further education. Avantage (French for “new
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beginnings”) is the name of the Vantage Cosmetology Salon, a fully certified and licensed program by the state of Ohio and open to the public two days a week throughout the school year. Students create, cut, style, color and recommend hair designs for clients. They use advanced techniques to deliver a wide-range of skin care and nail treatments while experiencing a full-service salon environment. Students completing the program, achieving the requirements of the state board of cosmetology and passing the state examination, have the opportunity to graduate as a licensed cosmetologist. They will be prepared for immediate employment in a salon/day spa, advanced licensure, and further education. The annual Vantage Open House and dinner will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. on Feb. 6. Tours of the construction project will be given. Visit the labs, meet the teachers and see the progress of the renovation and expansion project. A $5 pulled pork sandwich dinner will also be available from 5-7 p.m., with proceeds to Citizens for Vantage. Drive-thru and carry-out available.

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House ready to consider insider trading ban
By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press WASHINGTON — With members of Congress convinced their political survival depends on their image, the House is wasting no time in considering a Senate-passed bill that would ban insider trading by lawmakers and thousands of executive branch officials. Stock trades would have to be posted online within 30 days. The Senate showed a rare display of bipartisanship Thursday to pass the bill 96-3, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said it would be before the House next week. President Barack Obama repeated a pledge to sign it immediately. “With approval ratings of Congress at an all-time low, this bill represents an opportunity to build some trust with the American people,” said Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., a chief sponsor of the bill. “The truth is, members of Congress have access to all kinds of sensitive information, and it has to be clear that the information is being used to serve our country, not to make a personal profit.” Congress’ approval ratings have been in the teens lately. Cantor said, “Insider trading at any level of the federal government is unacceptable. We will quickly review the entire bill and the amendments that were added ... to ensure that public servants, whether in the legislative or executive branch, do not personally profit from insider information. “It is critical that the bill we send to the president guarantees that the same rules apply to those in the federal government as they do to everyone else.” Obama praised the Senate. “No one should be able to trade stocks based on nonpublic information gleaned on Capitol Hill,” the president said. “So I’m pleased the Senate took bipartisan action to pass the STOCK Act. I urge the House of Representatives to pass this bill, and I will sign it right away.” Obama said still more ethics restrictions were needed, “like prohibiting elected officials from owning stocks in industries they impact.” Several amendments were added to the bill before final passage. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., won an amendment to include the 28,000 government workers in the executive branch in the bill, saying it would create a level playing field with the requirements for Congress. But the same amendment included conflicting language by Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., that would apply to only 2,000 top policymakers — including the president, vice president and members of the Federal Reserve Board. Lieberman

One Year Ago • Bob Arnzen’s impact was felt well beyond his 697 victories at the helm of the St. John’s boys basketball program. It was in the way he turned young boys into men on and off the court. It was the impact he had on the larger community, in Delphos and beyond. It was the way he conducted himself to the very end. The man many of his former player still call “Coach” died Feb. 2 at the age of 83. 25 Years Ago — 1987 • A single-story brick house was moved today from the Delphos Memorial Home grounds to make room for construction of a 53-unit independent housing facility. The house was moved to a site on Defiance Trail. Groundbreaking for the independent housing facility is planned for April 26. • The Parents Association for Catholic Education of Van Wert donated $525 to St. John’s Parish Foundation Monday evening. The association provides transportation for 16 Van Wert-area students to attend St. John’s schools in grades seven through 12. The association has donated $1,075 to St. John’s foundation since 1984. • Laura Broecker led Fort Jennings with 17 points and hit three foul shots near the end of the overtime period to seal a 60-58 win over Holgate. Also scoring in double figures were Brenda Maenle with 15 and Cora Bigelow with 13. Fort Jennings dominated the boards pulling down 21 offensive and 19 defensive rebounds. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • Raymond Michael Mueller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Mueller of Delphos, will be invested in the religious garb of the Society of the Precious Blood in a solemn ceremony Feb. 11 at St. Mary’s Novitiate, Burkettsville, Ohio. Mueller, a former member of St. John’s parish, who attended St. John’s High School, entered the Society of the Precious Blood on Aug. 20, 1961, for a year of postulancy prior to an additional year of novitiate. • Mrs. John Nielfeld welcomed the members of the Ideal Recreation Club to her home on South Pierce Street Thursday afternoon. Cards formed the pastime and at the conclusion of the games first prize went to Mrs. William Brandehoff, second to Mrs. Ferd Krebs and traveling to Mrs. Syl Mueller. • Officers and directors of The Delphos Herald, Inc. were elected Tuesday. Murray Cohen, editor and publisher of The Delphos Herald, was elected president and treasurer. R. George Kuser, Jr., publisher of the Troy Daily News, was elected vice president. Secretary of the new corporation is John Marsh, Jr., Delphos attorney. Others on the board of directors are Carl Dienstberger, Delphos automobile dealer; Fred Koehl, publisher of the Ashland Times-Gazette; and Glenn McCoy, publisher of the Wapakoneta News. 75 Years ago — 1937 • Word has been received here from former Delphos residents who are now located at Louisville, Ky. Adelia Wehinger was not forced to move because of the flood. The only exit from her home was by way of the back door. The Fredric C. Fayes were also fortunate in not being compelled to move. They were unable to leave their home, however, except by boat. Mr. and Mrs. Burl Stirn and son, John, and Mr. and Mrs. J. Paul Raabe were less fortunate. They were compelled to move and it is likely that all their household goods have been ruined by the flood waters. • The ninth-graders defeated the seventh-grade students in a cage game played at the Jefferson gym Wednesday. The final count was 12-7. The following played on the ninth grade team: Peters, Deffenbaugh, Rupert, Altenburger, Meyer, Mullenhour, Jones, Eversole and Wreede. The line-up for the seventh grade included: Miller, Bryan, Ford, Moorman, Freund, Wreede and Heiss. • Mrs. Robert Knapp, East Fifth Street, was hostess to the members of the Ursula Cotta Society of the Lutheran Church and a group of guests at her home Tuesday evening. Velma Kloeppel assisted Mrs. Knapp as hostess. Guests were Mrs. A. G. Kassan, Mrs. Louisa Lye, Mrs. William Allemeier, Mrs. Alfred Allemeier and Margaret Kloeppel.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — In an effort to cut the unemployment rate among veterans, the Obama administration is calling for a new conservation program that would put veterans to work rebuilding trails, roads and levees on public lands. The administration also will seek more grant money for programs that allow local communities to hire more police officers and firefighters. The efforts are particularly geared to those veterans who served after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a group experiencing an unemployment rate of 13.1 percent versus 8.1 percent for non-veterans. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the Civilian Conservation Corps that operated during the 1930s could be viewed as a model for what the administration will try to accomplish through its “Veterans Jobs Corps.” He said that the administration will propose spending $1 billion that would be used to put an estimated 20,000 veterans to work restoring habitat and eradicating invasive species, among other activities. “When one looks back at the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps, we take great comfort that those who take on these kinds of activities will leave a lasting legacy for the United States,” Salazar said. The backdrop of presidential politics is also playing a role in the Obama administration’s new efforts. Several states that will be heavily contested in November have a significant military presence. Veterans will be evaluating specific ways the next White House administration intends to help them. Administration officials said the initiatives are focused on helping veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Communities that hire veterans to work as police and firefighters will be given preference in the grants competition. Obama will also seek to increase spending for the grants programs. He will propose an additional $4 billion for the Community Oriented Policing Services program, or COPS. He will propose an additional $1 billion for the firefighter grants. The administration will also propose a training program designed to help veterans wanting to start their own small businesses. With GOP lawmakers stressing the need to cut government spending, it remains to be seen how far the proposals will make it in a deeply divided Congress. Many conservatives have in the past voted to cut spending for the COPS program, while Obama is calling for a major expansion. Obama is expected to unveil his proposals today at an Arlington, Va., fire station that was one of the first to respond to the attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Administration officials outlined the proposals in advance of his speech. Congress also has been focusing on the problem of unemployment among veterans. A House subcommittee on Thursday examined the unemployment rate for those who serve in the National Guard or Reserves. Witnesses estimated that about 1 out of every 5 returning guardsmen is unemployed.

Obama: Policies come from faith
By JULIE PACE Associated Press WASHINGTON — Getting personal about politics and religion, President Barack Obama said his Christian faith is a driving force behind his economic policies, from Wall Street reform to his calls for the wealthy to pay higher taxes. Obama’s remarks Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast were his most explicit account of how his personal religious beliefs factor into his decision-making on the nation’s pressing problems. Speaking to more than 3,000 people at the annual breakfast, Obama said “faith and values” should play as much as role in tackling the nation’s challenges as sound decision-making and smart policies. He said, for example, that his own call for fairness in the tax code — a central tenet of his State of the Union address and his 2012 campaign — is both economically sound and consistent with the teachings of Jesus. “If I’m willing to give something up as somebody who’s been extraordinarily blessed, and give up some of the tax breaks that I enjoy, By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press I actually think that’s going to make economic sense,” he said. “But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.’ It mirrors the Islamic belief that those who’ve been blessed have an obligation to use those blessings to help others, or the Jewish doctrine of moderation and consideration for others.” He also said the Wall Street reform he championed both “makes the economy stronger for everyone” and abides by God’s command to “love thy neighbor as thyself” because it helped people who had been hurt or treated unfairly by financial institutions. And Obama said he believed in a “biblical call” to care for the poor and to follow “the responsibility we’re given in Proverbs to ‘Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.”’ While Obama speaks often about his faith, he prefers to worship in private. He said Thursday that he starts each morning with a brief prayer, then spends time reading scripture. Sometimes, he said, pastors come to the Oval Officer to pray with him, for

disputed Shelby’s numbers, saying 300,000 executive branch workers could be affected. A House-Senate conference will have to reconcile the two versions. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, successfully added language that would require “political intelligence” operatives to register and disclose affiliations, the same as lobbyists. These individuals are hired by stock traders to obtain useful information from members of Congress and their staffs. Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., chairwoman of the Senate’s ethics committee, and senior committee Republican Johnny Isakson of Georgia won an amendment that would force disclosure of all residential mortgages — by members of Congress, the president, the vice president and most Senate-confirmed appointees. Currently senators are not required to list all mortgages. The Securities and Exchange Commission said laws prohibiting trading on inside, non-public information clearly cover members of Congress. In 2005, the SEC investigated then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee concerning his divestiture of stock in the family’s hospital company days before its price fell on an analyst’s forecast. Frist was not charged with wrongdoing.

Santorum warns voters of country’s likely demise
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Rick Santorum’s campaign slogan could very well be one word: doomsday. To hear him tell it, the United States will collapse under the weight of its health care system and basic freedoms will be history. Iran will annihilate Israel and then South Carolina if Iran isn’t blocked from building a nuclear weapon. And divorce will yield higher taxes for all Americans. Unless, of course, Republicans pick Santorum as the party’s presidential nominee and he goes on to defeat President Barack Obama. “Go back and read what the sirens did once you arrived on that island,” Santorum warned students at Colorado Christian University this week, invoking mythology. “They devour you. They destroy you. They consume you.” “Ladies and gentleman we cannot listen to the siren song,” he added. “We cannot listen to President Obama and we can’t listen to those in our party who want to be just a little bit less than what the Democrats and the left is doing to our country.” It was standard fare for the former Pennsylvania senator. He doesn’t mince words in campaign speeches in which he describes how — in his view — the country is heading down the wrong path and the government is growing too big. Gloom and doom usually pepper his remarks. And he often argues that America will falter if he fails to win the nomination. “You have honor to live up to, to hand off to the next generation as least as great a country as given to you. And you all know that is in jeopardy,” he told a crowd in Colorado Springs. The dire warnings contrast directly with the sunny optimism his top rivals often exude. GOP front-runner Mitt Romney talks about how much he loves America. And Newt Gingrich lectures on the nation’s unique place in the world and its potential to free the world. They are following legions of other politicians who have used optimism to court voters with visions of the country’s greatness. Ronald Reagan ousted Jimmy Carter in 1980 by asking whether Americans wanted a chance for a better

his family and for the country. He also described his own religious transformation in deeply personal language Thursday, from growing up in a non-religious home to coming to Christ later in his life. He recalled a visit a few years ago with the evangelist Rev. Billy Graham, which ended with the president feeling compelled to pray for the aging Graham. Obama said when he found himself at that moment not knowing what to say, the Holy Spirit interceded. “I have fallen on my knees with great regularity since that moment, asking God for guidance not just in my personal life and my Christian walk, but in the life of this nation and in the values that hold us together and keep us strong,” he said. The president’s remarks came one day after Mitt Romney, the front-runner for the Republican nomination, created a flap with clumsy comments about the poor. Romney said wasn’t concerned about the “very poor” because they have a safety net. He also said he wasn’t concerned about the very rich and intended to focus his campaign on the middle class. tomorrow. Four years later, Reagan won with his rhetoric about America as a “shining city on a hill,” a notion borrowed from a 17th-century Puritan. Bill Clinton captured the presidency by appealing to voters’ middle-class struggles and urging them “don’t stop thinking about tomorrow.” George W. Bush captured the White House in 2000 with the promise to restore dignity to the office after the scandal-ridden Clinton years. And Obama won his first term in the White House on a message of hope and change, appealing to voters’ desire to turn the page after eight years of Bush. At times, Santorum seems to be doing the exact opposite, currying favor with voters by appealing to their frustrations with Washington as he looks to regain his own political footing after three consecutive losses in the GOP nomination race. “Every once in a while Rick may get passionate and come across as angry, but Americans can appreciate that, because a lot of people out there are angry at where we are right now and they’re looking for a fighter who understands their struggle,” Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley said.

Friday, February 3, 2012

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The value of losing
TODAY 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 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. 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. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. — Delphos City Council meets at the Delphos Municipal Building, 608 N. Canal St. Clymer Hall Van Wert

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Lady ’Cat rally Lady Jays hold on with sinks Bearcats MAC win over New Bremen



SPENCERVILLE — Jefferson girls basketball mentor Dave Hoffman had won 395 varsity games in his long career at the helm entering Thursday night’s encounter at Spencerville High School. No. 396 did not come easily as the Wildcats had to rally from double-digit deficits in the middle two periods to seize a 47-44 Northwest Conference triumph over host Lady Bearcats. “We survived tonight. We had to overcome foul trouble to Kennedy (Boggs) and we had to pull back on our full-court press the first half; foul trouble early took us out of what we wanted to do defensively,” Hoffman said. In this Boggs one, the Lady Wildcats (11-6, 6-1 NWC) had to overcome senior leader Boggs (13 points, 3 assists) missing half of the first half due to fouls and a 30-16 halftime hole. Hoffman’s strategy: slowly cut into the lead. That they did, scoring the first five points of the third period to get within 30-21 on a deuce by senior Megan Gilden with just over five minutes left. That didn’t last long, either, as the Lady Bearcats (6-10, 3-4 NWC) answered that with a 7-3 span of their own, taking a 37-24 advantage on an inside basket by junior Abby Freewalt (12 markers, 7 caroms with slightly over two minutes showing. However, the Wildcats had the last spurt of the canto — a 7-0 splurge on back-to-back baskets by Boggs and a 3-ball from the left wing by senior Courtney Lewis (game-high 16 markers — 3 treys, 7 boards, 5 assists. 4 steals) with 26 ticks to go — to get the Red and White within 37-31 to start the fourth. The visitors had used their relentless man-to-man pressure defense to force seven errors in the third period. In the fourth, it continued to take its toll on the young and thin Bearcats, who played only six girls, as they added six more turnovers (21 overall, 11 for Delphos). The Wildcats, who last were tied at 9-9 late in the first, tied the score at 41 on a single by senior Elizabeth Schosker at 3:35 and took their first lead on an inside basket by Gilden (8 counters, 5 boards) at the 2:50 mark. Lewis added a basket at 2:10 to make it as 45-41 contest. The Bearcats snapped a 4:33 drought as junior Alyssa Mulholland (3 bombs) canned a triple from the right corner with 17.6 ticks to go. However, they were trying to foul to stop the clock and in the ensuing scramble possession, freshman Brooke Culp — playing her first game due to injury since a loss to Crestview on Dec. 15 — fed Gilden for a layin instead with 5.1 ticks on the clock. After Spencerville called its final timeout with 2.2 ticks remaining, they had to go 3/4 length of the court and never got a shot off. “Up until the fourth quarter, I thought we played a very good game. What you saw at the end was a tiring team — we aren’t deep — and a team that didn’t have much experience in that situation,” Spencerville coach Katie Krieg explained. Spencerville came out and netted the first seven counters of the contest before the Wildcats replied with six in a row. After senior Jennifer Post

Strong 3rd quarter leads Lady Bulldogs past Bluffton


VARSITY JEFFERSON (47) Courtney Lewis 6-1-16, Brooke Culp 1-0-3, Kennedy Boggs 6-0-13, Katie Goergens 1-0-2, Rileigh Stockwell 1-0-2, Gabby Pimpas 0-0-0, Megan Gilden 4-0-8, Elizabeth Schosker 1-1-3. Totals 15-5-2/5-47. SPENCERVILLE (44) Alyssa Mulholand 3-0-9, Cortney Miller 3-0-6, Mackenzie Miller 2-1-6, Emilee Meyer 0-2-2, Jenn Post 4-19, Abby Freewalt 4-4-12. Totals 12-48/15-44. Score By Quarters: Jefferson 10 6 15 16 – 47 Spencerville 15 15 7 7 – 44 Three-point goals: Jefferson, Lewis 3, Boggs, Culp; Spencerville, Mulholland 3, M. Miller. -----JUNIOR VARSITY JEFFERSON (31) Sarah Thitoff 1-1-3, Heather Pohlman 1-3-5, Lindsay Deuel 2-05, Shelby Koenig 1-0-2, Samantha Branham 0-0-0, Brooke Hesseling 4-08, Bethany Kaverman 0-3-3, Jasmine McDougall 0-0-0, Katie Goergens 2-05. Totals 9-2-7/12-31. SPENCERVILLE (33) Karri Purdy 7-0-16, Tori Hardesty 0-0-0, Katie Merriman 0-0-0, Emilee Meyer 1-0-3, Mackenzie Ringwald 0-00, Megan Miller 3-0-6, Amanda Crider 1-0-2, Schylar Miller 3-0-6. Totals 12-30/2-33. Score by Quarters: Jefferson 11 7 3 10 - 31 Spencerville 8 6 13 6 - 33 Three-point goals: Jefferson, Deuel, Goergens; Spencerville, Purdy 2, Meyer.

(9 markers, 7 caroms, 3 thefts) put in a basket, Lewis tied it at 9 with four minutes left. Boggs then picked up two quick fouls and before Hoffman could sub in for her, her third at 3:05. She only played three of the next 11 minutes as Hoffman wanted to avoid her fourth foul. As well, sophomore Gabrielle Pimpas (team-high 6 dimes) picked up her third foul at the 11.5-tick mark, with freshman Emilee Meyer putting in both ends of the bonus to make the Bearcat edge 15-10. Without Boggs, the Wildcats struggled against the Spencerville man-to-man defense — limited to 3-of10 shooting (20-of-50 overall, 5-of-17 3-balls, for 40%) — as well as having to pull back from their 2-2-1 3/4-court press into a 2-3 zone. The Bearcats took advantage by shooting 5-of-11 in the second canto (16-of-36 for the contest, 4-of-10 long range, for 44.4%). However, 3-of-6 foul shooting (4-of-10 in the middle 2 quarters, 8-of-15 overall for 53.5%) prevented them from taking a larger lead. As it was, 1-of-2 freebies by Freewalt with 7.2 seconds remaining made it a 30-16 halftime lead. “It was much better having Kennedy on the floor the second half — she had nine points. Our man pressure also started to force turnovers and get the tempo more to our liking,” Hoffman added. “We also simply executed our offense better the second half; we were more patient. We had great contributions off the bench by Gabby and Brooke, Hitting a big basket in the fourth. Megan started to assert herself more down low. Plus, we did wear them down.” Jefferson finished 2-of5 at the charity line (40%); grabbing 24 boards (8 offensive); and being called for 16 fouls. They host Allen East Thursday. “We had much better success with Boggs out of there. They are not the same team without her and that showed,” Krieg added. “This is a tough one to take. I felt it was one we let get away. We missed too many free trows and had too many turnovers against the press but that had as much to do with our inexperience and lack of depth.” Spencerville secured 31 caroms (9 offensive) and totaled 10 fouls. They host New Bremen on Tuesday night. In junior varsity action, Spencerville held off a late Jefferson charge 33-31. Sophomore Karri Purdy topped the victors (6-10, 4-3 NWC) with 16. For the visitors (8-9, 3-4 NWC), sophomore Brooke Hesseling dropped in eight points.

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Cold-shooting Lancer girls felled at Ada
By Cort Reynolds Ada Herald writer ADA – Host Ada held coldshooting Lincolnview to just nine points over the middle periods and cruised to a 52-28 Northwest Conference girls basketball win Thursday night. The struggling Lancers fell to 5-12 and 1-6 in the league following the loss. With their third straight victory, the resurgent Lady Bulldogs improved to 9-8 overall and 3-4 in the NWC. “We just couldn’t get anything going offensively,” said Lincolnview head coach Dan Williamson. “Defensively, we didn’t match their intensity. Ada was very intense and much more physical. We shied away from contact.” After a slow start, the Lancers pulled within 21-14 midway through the second period after four consecutive points by junior Claire Dye. But then Ada seized control of the contest by holding the visitors scoreless for almost nine and a half minutes while netting 15 unanswered points. “If you give up only 28 points to anyone, you have to be happy,” said Ada head coach Neal Dumbaugh. “We won big despite foul trouble.” By the time Lancer freshman guard Hannah McCleery stopped the drought on a pair of free throws with 2:43 to go in the third quarter, Ada had built a 36-16 cushion. Williamson had substituted five junior varsity players at the same time early in the third stanza with his team down 33-14. McCleery hit the two foul shots and banked in a fastbreak drive to cut the deficit to 36-18. “Those subs came in and did a good job,” noted Williamson. “They got some stops and added a few scores.” But Ada netted the next seven points and never was headed. Katie Dye and Claire Dye each drilled 3-pointers for the Lancers in the fourth period. Kaylee Thatcher later made a steal and sped up-court past everyone to convert a coastto-coast layin. Sophomore Christine Stemen tallied the last Lincolnview basket on a layup with 1:22 remaining. Claire Dye topped the Lancers with nine points, while McCleery netted six. Junior guard Taylor Willeke paced Ada with 15 points and senior wing Kenzie Fell contributed 14 markers. Freshman Tori Wyss added 10 points. “We had a pretty balanced effort offensively,” added Dumbaugh. Ada jumped ahead 7-0 in the early going and stretched the lead to 19-5 as five different players scored. McCleery ended an 8-0 Bulldog spurt by nailing a 14-footer from the left elbow and Julia Thatcher canned a pair of free tosses to pull within 19-9 after one quarter. Lincolnview inched within 21-14 with 4:11 remaining in the half but Ada ran off the last eight points before intermis-

DELPHOS - Neither St. John’s nor New Bremen shot exceptionally well but they both played hard defense Thursday night at Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium. The two Midwest Athletic Conference teams battled their way to a 15-13 New Bremen lead at the half but the Blue Jays outscored the Lady Cardinals 13-4 in the third quarter and went on to pick up the 38-30 win. The Lady Blue Jays improved to 12-5 overall and 3-4 in the MAC, while the Lady Cardinals fell to 5-11 and 0-6 in the conference. Within the first eight minutes of action, the Cardinals took an 8-7 lead before the hosts took a 5-2 margin with a Jessica Recker bucket. A 3-pointer by senior Courtney Grothouse gave St. John’s a 12-10 lead but Kyla Otting responded with her triple for New Bremen to take a 15-13 lead at the halftime break. The Lady Blue Jays came out with intensity in the third quarter, taking command on both ends of the floor. With a Katie Vorst bucket and a 3-pointer from sophomore Erica Saine, St. John’s seized a 26-19 lead going into the final quarter. Grothouse extended the Blue Jays’ edge with her triple to start the fourth quarter and put them up 29-21. The Cardinals began to rally. Amber Paul cut the deficit to five with a drive to the basket. Otting hit another triple to bring the Cardinals within six with 2:10 on the clock but

Jays’ offense with 14 points, six rebounds and two steals. Vorst had nine points and nine rebounds. Recker chipped in with six points. “We had a few mental mistakes and our shot selection wasn’t there at the end to give us a chance to win,” New Bremen coach Randy Eckert said. “When we only play seven girls and are young, it makes a difference.” Otting had a team-high nine points and seven rebounds for the Lady Cardinals. Hannah Holdren had six points and Haley Moeller added five points. St. John’s won the junior varsity contest 35-23. St. John’s is at Parkway Thursday.
VARSITY NEW BREMEN (30) Megan Brandt 1-0-2, Kyla Otting 3-0-9, Hannah Holdren 3-0-6, Amber Paul 1-2-4, Haley Moeller 1-3-5, Karli Jones 0-2-2, Julie Brown 1-0-2. Totals 7-3-7-30. ST. JOHN’S (38) Courtney Grothouse 4-3-14, Madison Zuber 0-0-0, Emilie Fischbach 0-0-0, Christie Carder 0-0-0, Shelby Riendel 0-2-2, Katie Vorst 3-3-9, Erica Saine 1-2-5, Jessica Recker 2-2-6, Julie Bonifas 1-0-2. Totals 7-4-12-38. Score by Quarters: New Bremen 8 7 4 11 - 30 St. John’s 7 6 13 12 - 38 Three-point goals: New Bremen, Otting 3; St. John’s, Grothouse 3, Saine. ---JUNIOR VARSITY NEW BREMEN (23) Lauren Bertke 2-0-4, Ashley Berning 0-0-0, Sam Luedeke 3-2-8, Janelle Elking 2-2-6, Melissa Thieman 0-0-0, Kim Brown 1-2-4, Rachael Parker 0-1-1. Totals 8-0-7-23. ST. JOHN’S (35) Tara Vorst 1-0-2, Rebekah Fisher 1-0-2, Brooke Zuber 1-0-3, Emilie Grothouse 2-0-6, Liz Winhover 0-00, Madison Kreeger 5-1-11, Halie Benavidez 2-0-4, Sam Kramer 0-00, Samantha Wehri 1-0-2, Colleen Schulte 1-2-5. Totals 10-4-3-35. Score by Quarters: New Bremen 9 4 2 8 - 23 St. John’s 11 6 7 11 - 35 Three-point goals: New Bremen, none; St. John’s, Grothouse 2, Zuber, Schulte.

St. John’s senior Julie Bonifas catches a pass against tight New Bremen defense and scores her two points on the evening as the Lady Blue Jays went over the Cardinals in the second half to pull away for the MAC win at Arnzen Gymnasium. free throws from Recker and well, not letting them get too Grothouse down the stretch many easy shots,” St. John’s help seal the deal for the Lady head coach Dan Grothouse Jays. said. “In the second half, we “I don’t think we were did a little better, getting the ready to battle in the first half; ball inside-out and making we played a little soft but some better shots.” defensively we played pretty Grothouse led the Blue

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sion. The hosts then scored the first seven markers of half two to put the game out of reach. “We battled,” added Williamson. “We have to find a way to fight through offensive slumps and find a way to get the ball in the hoop. That’s what good teams do.” The Lancers hit on 10 out of 13 free throws but mustered only eight field goals. The Bulldogs converted 15-of-18 foul shots and knocked down 17 field goals. Lincolnview plays at nonleague foe Fort Jennings Monday, then resumes NWC play vs. Paulding Thursday.
Lincolnview 28 (5-12, 1-6 NWC) K. Thatcher 2 0-1 4, C. Dye 2 4-4 9, K. Dye 1 1-2 4, Stemen 1 0-0 2, Springer 0, J. Thatcher 0 3-4 3, McCleery 2 2-2 6, Neate 0, Miller 0. Totals 6-2-10/13-28. Ada 52 (9-8, 3-4 NWC) Fell 5 2-2 14, Simmons 1 0-0 3, Rouch 1 2-2 4, Amburgey 2 0-0 4, Jolliff 0 2-2 2, Willeke 5 5-8 15, Wyss 3 4-4 10, Linnon 0, Guagenti 0. Totals 14-3-15/18-52. Score by Quarters: L’view 9 5 4 10 - 28 Ada 19 10 11 12 - 52 Three-pointers: Lincolnview, K. Dye, C. Dye; Ada, Fell 2, Simmons. JV score: Lincolnview 42, Ada 32.

Fourth quarters lifts Titans over ’Dawgs
The Delphos Herald


BLUFFTON — The Columbus Grove girls basketball team used an 11-4 third period to get enough of a cushion to down Bluffton 48-41 Thursday night in Northwest Conference cage action at The Pirates Den of Bluffton High School. Anna Ricker scored 15

points and Sydney McCluer added 11 for the Lady Bulldogs. Sierra Amstutz was high scorer for the Lady Pirates with 15. Columbus Grove hosts Ada Thursday.
COLUMBUS GROVE (48) Breanne Halker 7, Sydney McCluer 11, Anna Ricker 15, Brooke Brubaker 3, Nikki Stechschulte 6, Katelyn Scott 4, Renee Karhoff 2. Totals 8-7-1148. BLUFFTON (41) Lydia Guagenti 9, Kara

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ELIDA — Thursday night, the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans traveled to Elida to take on the Lady Bulldogs in Western Buckeye League action. The contest was very close for three quarters, with each team taking the lead off and on, but in the fourth, the Lady Titans outscored the Bulldogs 11-7 to take a 51-44 win. Both teams have struggled this year in the win column with very young lineups: O-G started two seniors, a sophomore and two freshmen. If possible, the Lady Bulldogs were even younger with no seniors on the roster and starting four sophomores and a freshman. The first quarter saw the Bulldogs take an early lead; however, the Titans roared back with 5-10 freshman Danielle Schroeder making a 3-pointer the hard way; after a quick Bulldog turnover and corresponding basket by 5-5 junior Molly Closson, the Titans took a 13-10 lead with 1:27 to go in the quarter. The Bulldogs stayed close behind 5-9 sophomore Torie McAdams and her six points to only trail 17-14 at the end of one quarter of play. The second quarter found the Bulldogs turning on the defensive pressure. The Titans went cold from the field to start the quarter and were forced into

several turnovers, which helped the Bulldogs erase the firstquarter deficit and take the lead 22-17 with 4:42 to go in the half. After a much-needed timeout called by the head coach Lori Smith, the Titans started to crawl their way back. A deep 3 by 5-8 sophomore Michelle Maag, a made foul shot by Kristen Miller and a deuce in the lane by 5-9 freshman Niki Ellerbrock put the Titans ahead 25-24 with 40 seconds to play. McAdams, however, was determined to keep her squad ahead going into halftime and with seconds left, sunk a 2-pointer to send her team into the locker room ahead 26-25. The third quarter saw the lead volley back and forth between both teams. O-G’s full-court press caused the Bulldogs to turn the ball over several times, leading to some easy baskets for the Titans. Coach Smith credited her club and her senior leadership on hanging in there this night during the good and bad times: “The girls hung in there tonight. Going on the road is never easy, especially with a young team. We have an extremely young club as do they and that’s when we need our upperclassmen to step it up. I was so proud of how seniors Chelsea Maag and Alyssa Ebbeskotte hit those big shots at the end of the third quarter to help us stretch our lead after three (4037) and fuel the club for the

final quarter of play.” The fourth quarter was where the game was decided with the Titans going on a 7-0 run to extend their lead 47-37. It wasn’t until the 5:00 mark where the Lady Bulldogs put some points on the board to cut the lead to 47-39. The Bulldogs, as they did all night, never gave up the battle. However, at the 1:42 mark, 5-6 sophomore Ashley Lowry dove for a loose ball and left the game with what looked like a serious leg injury. Lowry was instrumental in the Bulldogs floor game and chipped in 10 points for the game before leaving. The Lady Titans finished the game taking the air out of the ball and making shots from the line as the Bulldogs were forced to foul, sealing the WBL win for the Lady Titans. With the win, the Titans go to 6-11 (2-5 WBL) on the season. Ellerbrock (11 points) and Elissa Ellerbrock (10 points) led the Titans’ scoring attack. The Lady Bulldogs go to 4-11 (2-5 WBL) with the loss. McAdams led the Bulldogs with a game-high 16 points. Elida head coach Deb Stetler was unavailable after the game dealing with Lowry’s injury. The Bulldogs next game with be Thursday as they travel to Bath for a WBL encounter. The Titans won’t be able to rest for long with their win as they finish their season start-

ing next week with a WBL home game against St. Marys on Thursday followed by two powers in Archbold and Bath. The Lady Titans were winners in the JV game 36-12.

VARSITY Ottawa-Glandorf (51) Niki Ellerbrock 3-1-1-11, Elissa Ellerbrock 2-0-6-10, Kristen Miller 0-03-3, Chelsea Maag 1-1-0-5, Alyssa Ebbeskotte 2-0-0-4, Michelle Maag 1-1-2-7, Danielle Schroeder 3-0-17, Molly Closson 1-0-0-2, Makenzie Everett 1-0-0-2, Steph Hempfling 0-00-0, Carly Johnson 0-0-0-0. Totals 14/31-3/18-14/21-51. Elida (44) Kylie Downton 0-1-0-3, Ashley Lowry 5-0-0-10, Sabrina Kline 2-1-29, Torie McAdams 7-0-2-16, Cassidy Slusher 1-0-2-4, Brett Pauff 1-0-0-2, Carly Stetler 0-0-0-0, Ericka Smith 0-00-0. Totals 16/31-2/9-6/10-44. Score by Quarters: Ott.-Glan. 17 8 15 11 - 51 Elida 14 12 11 7 - 44 Three-point goals: N. Ellerbrock, C. Maag, M. Maag; Elida, Downton, Kline. Rebounds: O-G 32/14 off. (E. Ellerbrock 6), Elida 24/7 off. (Lowry 6). Assists: O-G 8 (E. Ellerbrock 2), Elida 12 (Slusher 4). Steals: O-G 11 (E. Ellerbrock/M. Maag/C. Maag/Miller 2), Elida 9 (Lowry 5). Blocks: O-G 2 (E. Ellerbrock/Schroeder 1), Elida 2 (McAdams 2). Points in the paint: O-G 22, Elida 16. Bench points: O-G 20, Elida 6. Turnovers: O-G 16, Elida 17. Fouls: O-G 15, Elida 17. ----JUNIOR VARSITY Ottawa-Glandorf (36) McKenzie Brinkman 0-0-1-1, Kelsey Borer 3-0-1-7, Anna Bellman 1-0-0-2, Jessica Wehri 1-0-0-2, Madison Stechschulte 1-0-0-2, Kaylee Koch 1-0-0-2. Corinne Cramer 3-0-0-6, Becca Shriner 1-0-0-2, Erin Basinger 1-0-0-2, Lindsay Prichard 1-1-1-6, Grace Warnecke 0-0-0-0, Megan Scheckelhoff 0-0-2-2, Jill Rosselit 1-00-2. Totals 14-1-5/18-36. Elida (12) Morgan Morton 1-0-0-2, Lindsey Hall 1-1-0-5, Ericka Kiel 1-0-0-2, Lauren Nolan 1-0-1-3. Totals 4-1-1/2-12. Three-point goals: OttawaGlandorf, Prichard; Elida, Hall.

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against Spencerville the next night and again battled back to build a double-digit lead in the third quarter. It got pretty The St. John’s boys cag- tough the second half and we ers won back-to-back games had some poor turnovers in last weekend for the first time the fourth period but we hit free throws to grab since mid-Decemthe win. ber. “What we have to The Blue Jays will do, though, is start try and build on that playing a complete success as they hit 32 minutes. We keep the road tonight to working towards that take on New Bremen but we haven’t done in Midwest Athletic it yet.” Conference action. The Jays host The Blue Jays Lincolnview Saturday (8-6, 4-1 MAC) and Metzger night. head coach Aaron Doughtery credits simply Elwer will see a familiar team in the Cardinals except for competing hard every night first-year head coach Adam for his Cardinals’ 9-5 mark (3-2 MAC). Dougherty. “We aren’t the “They have most skilled team almost everybody around but we play back from last year, awfully hard, espeincluding all-league cially defensiveperformers in point ly. That gives us a guard Aaron Clune chance every night,” and center Troy Dougherty said. “We Williams. Last year, want to force teams they ran a lot of flex to play at a faster pace offense but this year, — our pace — and with a new coach, Looser we go 10 deep comthey are more of a 4-around-1 motion and run fortably; I am confident at a lot of quick-hitters,” Elwer having any one of those guys noted. “Defensively, last year on the floor at any moment. they used a lot more variety; We have the depth to get up this year, it’s almost all full- and down the floor; we can court man-to-man. They want execute a half-court set but to up-tempo the game and if we can get a shot in transiforce you to go faster than tion, we prefer that.” With Clune (5-10 senior you might like. They apply a lot of ball pressure, which is guard) the only one assured always a concern regarding of starting tonight, the rest of the Cardinal rotation has ballhandling.” The Jays, fresh off a seniors Williams (6-6 forcome-from behind win over ward), Elliott Westerbeck 7th-ranked (Division III) (5-11 guard/forward), Jeff Versailles and a hard-fought Kuenning (6-3 guard), Neven victory at Spencerville — Frazee (6-1 guard/forward), both by 3 points — bring to Ethan Elshoff (6-2 guard/forthe table a 9-man rotation of ward) and Brent Bertke (6-3 Curtis Geise (12.0 markers, guard/forward) and juniors 4.4 boards, 3.6 assists per Trevor Kitzmiller (6-4 forgame; 81.97 FT% - 50-of-61), ward), Justin Heitkamp (6-5 Ryan Buescher (11.1 points, forward) and Parker Manger 6.4 caroms, 2.6 assists), Alex (6-1 guard), along with guards Clark (10.1 counters; 41.3% Luke Schwieterman (5-9) and 3-pointers — 38-of-92), Seth Sam Wendel (5-8). Dougherty knows what his Bockey (5.1, 3.4 boards), Tanner Calvelage (4.6 mark- team will face tonight. “St. John’s is well-coached ers), Ben Warnecke (3.2), Andrew Metzger, (2.8), Cody and prepared, they shoot and Looser (2.1) and Josh Rode rebound the ball well, they for a unit averaging 51 and play tough defense and they are one of the better teams ceding 49.3. “Last week is something in our league,” he added. you can build on and I hope “For me, it comes down to we do. We battled back defense and rebounding. We Friday against a state-ranked have to get stops and not let team; that should do wonders them get second chances. If for our confidence, not only we do those things, we can as individuals but in the sys- compete.” Junior varsity tip is 6:30 tem and teammates,” Elwer added. “We had a slow start p.m.

Blue Jay boys seek to add to small winning streak

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off much, if at all. They have Dominic Corso, Coleman McCormick, Cole Roberts and Devon Cook that give them a Neither Jefferson head boys lot of versatility. They want basketball coach Marc Smith to get into the open floor and nor his Spencerville counter- push the pace. part, Kevin Sensabaugh figure “They still rely a lot on to have to do much to get the hard-nosed man-to-man their players ready that takes after the for tonight’s backtype of player Coach yard rivalry game Sensabaugh was between the two when he played but combatants at The they have mixed in Stage in Delphos. an effective 1-3-1 and “I don’t have to even 2-3 zones in tell them who we’re some situations, like playing tonight; on an inbounds play these kids are well under the basket. I aware of that. I’ve fully expect to see had no issue with them play man 95 perThompson these guys getting cent of the time but ready for any opponent and we have the kids prepared for I don’t anticipate that will be the other defenses as well.” a problem tonight, either,” The Wildcats, coming off Smith began. losses to Paulding (54-37) and Sensabaugh agreed. Arlington (55-40), will utilize “Even though Jefferson’s a rotation of Nick Dunlap (10.4 record isn’t that great, we points, 3.4 boards per game), stress not overlooking any- Shayn Klinger (8.2 counters, body; we don’t categorize 3.5 boards, 1.9 assists), Ross opponents because when you Thompson (7.4 markers, 10.1 do that, you have letdowns caroms, 1.9 dimes), Austin and we don’t want that to hap- Jettinghoff (4.6 points(), Zach pen,” he said. Ricker (3.2), Nick Fitch (1.9, Smith knows his Wildcats 4.0 rebounds), Dakota Stroh (.9 (1-13, 0-5 NWC) are facing a points) and Seth Wollenhaupt talented Bearcat crew. (.9) for a crew that puts up “This is a deep, experienced averages of 42.4 (offense) and team. They have had good 57.3 (defense). guard play all year with allStill, despite those losses, league players in Eli Bowers Smith has reason to be pleased and Dan Binkley, as well as coming into this game. Derek Goecke; he is a junior “There’s no quit in this but has played and started for team; they keep coming to three years already,” Smith practice every day and workcontinued. “The guys they ing hard. They keep competbring off the bench don’t drop ing guard every game; it just

Wildcats, Bearcats renew old acquaintances


hasn’t been enough but it isn’t “Even so, we’ve been playing for lack of effort,” he added. pretty good ball lately. Now is “We outrebounded Arlington, the time to start to get rolling, as physical a team as we’ll see with the league races heating all year. We continue to see up and the tournament around improvement and learn some- the corner. We’ve been very thing every day. One of these efficient offensively: we’ve days, I expect the balls to start shot fairly well and taken care bouncing our way more; what of the ball well. The only thing we simply lack right we’ve struggled with now, though, is confihas been shooting dence, which is to be free throws. expected. “Defensively, “You can point to we’ve been relatively individual improveconsistent but I know ment, too. Nick has we can get better. Part been a steady douof that is injury and ble-digit scorer and not gelling. However, Ross is one of the one area we have done best rebounders in well at is rebounding; the area as a sophowe aren’t giving up more. Shayn has Eli Bowers second chances.” played his heart out He will have for all year; Nick has not been sure Binkley (11.1 counters, overwhelmed as a freshman, 3.2 dimes), Goecke (10.3 especially defensively, which markers, 7.4 caroms, 2.5 is a tall order because he easily assists), Corso (7.0 counters), could be. Go on down the list Cook (3.8), McCormick (3.6), and they all have made great Roberts (3.5) and likely will strides. We just have to keep bring up a junior varsity playmaking them and more, espe- er like Evan Crites to full in cially this week against a very should Eli Bowers be a no-go. good basketball team.” They average 61.4 points. Sensabaugh’s crew comes “As I said before, we aren’t into tonight at 9-5 (3-2 NWC) going to overlook this team. but has one big worry; One, we’re too banged up to health. think we can just show up,” “We have battled injury Sensabaugh added. “Two, that issues all year. Eli (17.4 mark- stage is a tough place to play ers, 3.2 assists, 3.6 boards) is at; it always has been. Add to not 100 percent and he may that this is a rivalry game and not go because of a bad wheel; we know they will be ready to Dan came back from injury play their hardest. a couple of games ago but “For me, though, my bigis still not full go and Ben gest concern is getting every(Bowers; 6.6 points) has been one healthy.” out for a while due to another Junior varsity tips off at injury,” Sensabaugh noted. 6 p.m.

Hughes 2, Paige Buroker 2, Sierra Amstutz 15, Katie Palte 9, Bailey Prichard 4. Totals 16-2-3-41. Score by Quarters: Col. Grove 14 7 11 16 - 48 Bluffton 6 14 4 17 - 41 Three-point goals: Columbus Grove, Halker 2, McCluer 2, Ricker 2, Brubaker; Bluffton, Palte, Guagenti.

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Veteran Waters gets first shot at Super Bowl title
INDIANAPOLIS — Leaving the Kansas City Chiefs is the best thing to happen to Brian Waters in his 12 years in the NFL. Waters signed with New England before the season after toiling 11 years in Kansas City without winning a playoff game. He now has a chance to be part of a Super Bowl champion if the Patriots can beat the New York Giants on Sunday. “You just only get so many opportunities at it,” said Waters, a 6-time Pro Bowl player for the Chiefs. “I knew that as I got older, that the chances were getting slimmer and slimmer.” It’s been quite a climb for soon-to-be 35-year-old Waters. “I’m happy for Brian,” said backup lineman Nick McDonald. “Twelve years and he wins his first playoff game this year.” McDonald is at the opposite extreme, a seldom-used player with a shot at his second Super Bowl ring in his two seasons. He made the Packers as a free agent out of Grand Valley State in 2010 but was a healthy scratch in all 16 games and four postseason games. He played in six games with the Patriots this season, including two in the playoffs. “The good luck charm,” Waters called him. Waters was 0-3 in the playoffs with the Chiefs but he’s 2-0 with the Patriots and surrounded by plenty of talent on the offensive line, with veterans Matt Light and Logan Mankins protecting Tom Brady’s left side. Waters keeps defenders from coming up the middle at the star quarterback. “We know that is a key part of being successful as a football team,” Waters said, “to make sure that Brady stays By HOWARD ULMAN The Associated Press clean and gets an opportunity to get the ball out to those special players that we have out there in the skilled positions.” The line has done a good job of that, limiting opponents to 32 sacks in the regular season and one in two playoff games. But the Giants have one of the best pass rushes in the NFL, led by Jason PierrePaul with 16 1/2 sacks. They sacked Brady twice when they beat the Patriots 24-20 in the eighth game of the season. New York’s defensive linemen are healthier now and “are doing a lot more things as far as how they are scheming up and moving people around,” Waters said. But he’s a knowledgeable veteran who studies the individual strengths and weaknesses of opponents. And he’s a powerful blocker. “One of the things that stands out is he’s a really strong guy,” Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty said. “He gets those hands on you and you’re not really going anywhere.” Especially if he gets too tight a grip and the officials don’t call a holding penalty. The Patriots went into training camp with an opening at right guard caused by the retirement of Stephen Neal. Dan Connolly was a candidate to start at that spot but his chances dimmed when Waters arrived. Still, Connolly embraced the Patriots’ way of team first. “One of the first guys that greeted me through the door was Dan Connolly,” Waters said, “but he was one of the guys that I was going to be competing with for the job. That just showed that this team is all about team. It’s not about individual stuff.” Connolly lost out on the spot at guard but became the starting center when Dan Koppen suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opener.
Giants coach and son-in-law Snee working together: Chris Snee has to please his coach every day. His father-in-law, too. Tom Coughlin is that coach. And that father-in-law. “It’s been eight years of us working together on the field and we’ll be family off the field, so it’s been a great relationship,” Snee said Thursday as the Giants prepared for Sunday’s Super Bowl. Coughlin said matter-of-factly that Snee gets treated like any other player. There is no favoritism. “He wouldn’t want it any other way and that’s never been an issue,” Coughlin explained. “I never think twice about it. We’ve been able to keep business business and family family. He does a great job of making sure of that.” In 2004, then-general manager Ernie Accorsi and Coughlin called offensive line coach Pat Flaherty in to discuss drafting the Boston College guard in the second round. They had one piece of information Flaherty needed to know: Snee was Coughlin’s son-in-law. Flaherty didn’t hesitate. “Chris Snee, the football player, is worthy of being a first-round pick,” Flaherty recalled telling them. “Their relationship; that was out of my hands.” Over the past eight years, Coughlin and Snee have shared the highs and lows of the NFL. They won the Super Bowl in 2008, made the playoffs four years running between 2005-08, missed the postseason in 2009 and ’10 and now they’re once again within a victory of a second NFL title in four years. Neither Coughlin nor Snee, who is married to Coughlin’s daughter, Kate, seem comfortable putting their relationship under a microscope. It’s a job. That’s it. Off the field, Snee can call him “Pops,” or “Dad” or whatever he is comfortable doing. Giants guard Kevin Boothe said if someone didn’t know Snee and Coughlin’s situation, they wouldn’t be able to tell watching them on the field: “He is one of the best at his position, so there’s not much to get on him about. If they talk, it’s Tom asking about the kids.” Tackle David Diehl said Snee took some good-natured abuse as a rookie because of his relationship with Coughlin: “Chris is a blue-collar guy and he’s a quiet guy; he doesn’t have to say much. He lets his play and work ethic do the talking for him. And with coach Coughlin, he’s treated everyone the same way. If Chris messes up, he’d yell at him just like he’d yell at any of us.” Giants’ Nicks, Webster, Williams all practice: Running back Ahmad Bradshaw practiced for a second straight day and three other players were allowed to practice without restrictions as the Giants completed their second workout in Indiana. Cornerback Corey Webster

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East girls hardwood team steadily pulled away to a 41-30 Northwest Conference victory over visiting Crestview Thursday night at The Corral of Allen East High School. Kaycee Rowe and Jadin Salyers were a tough 1-2 punch for the Lady Mustangs with 13 and 12 points, respec-

tively. They took the lead 12-11 after one and led after every stop along the way, especially thanks to a 9-2 third period. Senior Danica Hicks, junior and freshman Mackenzie Riggenbach tied for high scorer for the Lady Knights with six each. Crestview pays a visit to Celina Tuesday.

Mackenzie Riggenbach 6, Kennis Mercer 4, Catelyn Mefferd 4, Mariah Henry 6, Lyndsay Motycka 4, Danica Hicks 6. Totals 6-2-12-30. ALLEN EAST (41) Kaycee Rowe 13, Mallie Kirkendall 6, Carly Clum 2, Morgan Truex 8, Jadin Salyers 12. Totals 13-1-12-41. Score by Quarters: Crestview 11 6 2 11 - 30 Allen East 12 8 9 12 - 41 Three-point goals: Crestview, Riggenbach, Mercer; Allen East, Salyers. JV score: 39-34 OT (Allen East).

The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Philadelphia 16 6 Boston 11 10 New York 8 14 New Jersey 8 15 Toronto 7 16 Southeast Division W L Miami 16 6 Atlanta 16 7 Orlando 13 9 Washington 4 18 Charlotte 3 20 Central Division W L Chicago 19 6 Indiana 15 6 Milwaukee 10 11 Cleveland 8 12 Detroit 4 20 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L San Antonio 15 9 Dallas 14 9 Memphis 12 10 Houston 12 10 New Orleans 4 19 Northwest Division W L Oklahoma City 17 4 Denver 15 7 Utah 12 9 Portland 13 10 Minnesota 10 12 Pacific Division

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The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L N.Y. Rangers 49 32 12 Philadelphia 50 30 14 Pittsburgh 51 29 18 New Jersey 50 28 19 N.Y. Islanders 49 20 22 Northeast Division GP W L Boston 49 32 15 Ottawa 53 27 20 Toronto 51 26 19 Buffalo 51 21 24 Montreal 51 19 23 Southeast Division GP W L Florida 49 23 15 Washington 50 26 20 Winnipeg 52 24 22 Tampa Bay 50 22 23 Carolina 53 19 25 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L Detroit 52 35 16 Nashville 52 31 17 St. Louis 49 29 13 Chicago 52 29 16 Columbus 51 13 32 Northwest Division GP W L Vancouver 51 31 15 Minnesota 51 25 19 Colorado 53 26 25 Calgary 51 23 22 Edmonton 51 20 26

OT Pts 5 69 6 66 4 62 3 59 7 47 OT Pts 2 66 6 60 6 58 6 48 9 47 OT Pts 11 57 4 56 6 54 5 49 9 47 OT Pts 1 71 4 66 7 65 7 65 6 32 OT Pts 5 67 7 57 2 54 6 52 5 45 GF 136 167 157 138 120 GF 175 160 156 122 134 GF 126 141 128 141 135 GF 167 146 124 168 117 GF 164 120 133 121 133 GA 100 145 132 142 145 GA 108 164 152 151 142 GA 138 145 145 170 164 GA 121 135 102 155 172 GA 128 131 148 140 148 San Jose Los Angeles Dallas Phoenix Anaheim Pacific Division GP 49 51 50 51 50 W 29 25 26 22 19

——— Thursday’s Results Memphis 96, Atlanta 77 Chicago 105, New York 102 San Antonio 93, New Orleans 81 Sacramento 95, Portland 92 Golden State 119, Utah 101 Denver 112, L.A. Clippers 91 Today’s Games Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Orlando, 7 p.m. Minnesota at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 8 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. New York at Boston, 8 p.m. Indiana at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 10:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Orlando at Indiana, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Washington, 7 p.m. Dallas at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at New York, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Chicago at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Charlotte at Phoenix, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Utah, 9 p.m. Golden State at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Denver at Portland, 10 p.m.

L OT Pts GF GA 14 6 64 142 112 16 10 60 114 113 22 2 54 134 143 21 8 52 131 138 24 7 45 130 151

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

(hamstring), wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (shoulder) and special-teamer/ linebacker Jacquian Williams (foot) all practiced fully, according to a pool report. They were limited Wednesday. Bradshaw, who has a broken bone in his right foot, and defensive end Osi Umenyiora (ankle/knee) were the only Giants who were limited in the 88-minute practice on the University of Indianapolis’ indoor practice field. The report added Eli Manning was sharp during passing drills. The Giants will practice at the university’s facility today, concentrating on short yardage, red zone and goal-line work. They will have a short walkthrough workout Saturday in their final prep work for Sunday’s game. Bundchen causes stir at Super Bowl from afar: Glamour Boy is here and ready to play. Glamour wife is out of sight — so far — unless you count the front page of the New York Post. Super model Gisele Bundchen landed the one cover she probably wasn’t after, gracing the tabloid with her “Tommy” after the paper got hold of an e-mail she reportedly sent to friends and family, asking them to channel their “positive energy” to quarterback/husband Tom Brady and Patriots in the NFL title game against the New York Giants. “This sunday will be a really important day in my husband’s life. He and his team worked so hard to get to this point and now they need us more than ever to send them positive energy so they can fulfill their dream of winning this super bowl. ...” she wrote, according to the Post, which didn’t say how it obtained the message. “I kindly ask all of you to join me on this positive chain and pray for him, so he can feel confident, healthy and strong. Envision him happy and fulfilled experiencing with his team a victory this sunday.” Bundchen was said to have confirmed it all with an e-mail to the paper saying: “I am surprised that you received this email; it was a private note only sent to close friends and family.” A copy of the Post made the rounds at the Giants’ media availability Thursday morning. Brady was asked about it, too, but no fireworks there: “I don’t know anything about that, so I don’t know what it is.” Brady and Bundchen have taken great pains to try to be a normal couple — well, as normal as one of America’s most watched twosomes can be. Goodell: 34 teams likely if LA included: Commissioner Roger Goodell says if the NFL puts a team in Los Angeles, it is probable the league would expand to 34 franchises. Appearing Thursday night on “Costas Live” on NBC Sports Network, Goodell says the league “doesn’t want to move any of our teams,” adding if a suitable stadium is built in the Los Angeles area, “we probably don’t want to go to 33” teams by adding just one new club. Instead, the league would consider adding two. An odd number of teams would pose scheduling problems.

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Pope Benedict XVI cut to the chase when meeting with the visiting bishops from Washington, D.C., Baltimore and the U.S. Armed Services. The pope mentioned “religious freedom” in the third sentence of his Jan. 19 remarks at the Vatican and he never let up -- returning to this hot topic again and again. The bottom line, he said, is that America’s once strong political consensus has “eroded significantly in the face of powerful new cultural currents which are not only directly opposed to core moral teachings of the Judeo-Christian tradition, but increasingly hostile to Christianity as such.” It doesn’t matter if these attacks originate in “radical secularism,” “radical individualism,” a “merely scientific rationality” or suppressive forms of “majority rule,” said Benedict, during one in an ongoing series of meetings with American bishops. Catholic leaders must strive to defend church teachings in ways that reach all believers in their care -- including Catholic politicians. Within a matter of hours, these

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American bishops had good cause to reflect on one Benedict passage in particular. While he didn’t name names or cite issues, the pope noted that of particular Vatican concern are “attempts being made to limit that most cherished of American freedoms, the freedom of religion. Many of you have pointed out that concerted efforts have been made to deny the right of conscientious objection on the part of Catholic individuals and institutions with regard to cooperation in intrinsically evil practices. Others have spoken to me of a worrying tendency to reduce religious freedom to mere freedom of worship without guarantees of respect for freedom of conscience.”

The next day, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius -- a liberal Catholic -- announced that the Obama administration would not back down on its new rules requiring the majority of church-based institutions to include all FDA-approved forms of contraception in the health-insurance plans they offer to employees and even students. This would include, with no out-of-pocket payments, sterilizations and the abortifacient drugs commonly known as “morning-after pills.” “Scientists have abundant evidence that birth control has significant health benefits for women and their families. It is documented to significantly reduce health costs and is the most commonly taken drug in America by young and middle-aged women,” announced Sebelius. The administration’s decision was made “after very careful consideration, including the important concerns some have raised about religious liberty.” In a concession that further infuriated her critics, she said some religious institutions could apply for a one-year delay in complying

with the rules. The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was not amused. “In effect, the president is saying we have a year to figure out how to violate our consciences,” said Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, in an online video. “To force American citizens to choose between violating their consciences and forgoing their healthcare is literally unconscionable. It is as much an attack on access to health care as on religious freedom.” Pro-Vatican Catholics were united in their opposition to the new regulations, which also drew fire from conservative Protestants and Jews. At the same time, the struggle provided fresh evidence of painful divisions among American Catholics, including the reluctance or refusal of many Catholic institutions to defend church teachings. For example, a mere 18 Catholic colleges -- out of nearly 250 nationwide -- united for an earlier protest of the proposed HHS regulations. “Some Catholics will hear this

news with mixed or negative emotions, including many bishops,” noted Dr. Patrick Whelan of the Catholic Democrats organization. “At the same time, we know Catholic women, and by extension their families, use oral contraception at the same rate as the overall population. For (decades), since the issuance of Humanae Vitae, Catholics and Catholic theologians have taken issue with the Church’s teaching on birth control.” Meanwhile, a cardinal long admired by progressive Catholics added his voice to the chorus of those who were outraged. “I cannot imagine that this decision was released without the explicit knowledge and approval of President Barack Obama,” said retired Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles, on his blog. “I cannot imagine a more direct and frontal attack on freedom of conscience than this ruling. ... For me the answer is clear: we stand with our moral principles and heritage over the centuries, not what a particular Federal government agency determines.”

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IMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 699 Sunnydale, Elida, Ohio 454807 Pastor Kimberly R. Pope-Seiberlin Sunday - 8:30 a.m. traditional; 10:45 a.m. contemporary NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CENTER 2240 Baty Road, Elida Ph. 339-5673 Rev. James F. Menke, Pastor Sunday – 10 a.m. Worship. Wednesday – 7 p.m. Evening service. CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH 2701 Dutch Hollow Rd. Elida Phone: 339-3339 Rev. Frank Hartman Sunday - 10 a.m. Sunday School (all ages); 11 a.m. Morning Service; 6 p.m. Evening Service. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting. Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8-noon, 1-4- p.m. ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Zion Church & Conant Rd., Elida Pastors: Mark and D.J. Fuerstenau Sunday - Service - 9:00 a.m. PIKE MENNONITE CHURCH 3995 McBride Rd., Elida Phone 419-339-3961 LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH OF GOD Elida - Ph. 222-8054 Rev. Larry Ayers, Pastor Service schedule: Sunday– 10 a.m. School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Sunday evening. FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 4750 East Road, Elida Pastor - Brian McManus Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship, nursery available. Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. Youth Prayer, Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Adult Prayer and Bible Study; 8:00 p.m. Choir. GOMER UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 7350 Gomer Road, Gomer, Ohio 419-642-2681 Rev. Brian Knoderer Sunday – 10:30 a.m. Worship BREAKTHROUGH 101 N. Adams St., Middle Point Pastor Scott & Karen Fleming Sunday – Church Service - 10 a.m, 6 p.m. Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. CALVARY EVANGELICAL CHURCH 10686 Van Wert-Decatur Rd. Van Wert, Ohio 419-238-9426 Rev. Clark Williman. Pastor Sunday- 8:45 a.m. Friends and Family; 9:00 a.m. Sunday School LIVE, 5 til 10 meet you at the Altar; 10:00 a.m. Worship LIVE; 5:30 p.m. Big Game Party Tuesday - 9:00 A.M. MUMS; 7:00 p.m. Cuisine Queens Wednesday - 1:30 p.m. Adult Prayer & Bible Study; 6:45 p.m. Calvary YOUTH, Women’s Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Men’s Bible Study

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

TRINITY LUTHERAN 303 S. Adams, Middle Point Rev. Tom Cover Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. GRACE FAMILY CHURCH 634 N. Washington St., Van Wert Pastor: Rev. Ron Prewitt Sunday - 9:15 a.m. Morning worship with Pulpit Supply. KINGSLEY UNITED METHODIST 15482 Mendon Rd., Van Wert Phone: 419-965-2771 Pastor Chuck Glover Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:25 a.m. Wednesday - Youth Prayer and Bible Study - 6:30 p.m. Adult Prayer meeting - 7:00 p.m. Choir practice - 8:00 p.m. TRINITY FRIENDS CHURCH 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert 45891 Ph: (419) 238-2788 Sr. Pastor Stephen Savage Outreach Pastor Neil Hammons Sunday - 8:15 a.m. - Prayer time; 9:00 a.m. Worship, Sunday School, SWAT, Nursery; Single; 10:30 a.m. Worship, Nursery, Children’s Church, Discipleship class; Noon - Lunch Break; 2:00 p.m. Service for men at Van Wert Correctional Fac.; 3:00 p.m. Service for women at Van Wert Correctional Fac., Service at Paulding jail Tuesday - 1:00 p.m. - Share, Care, Prayer Group in Fireside Room; 10-noon - Banquet Table Food Pantry; 6:30 p.m. Quilting Friends in Fellowship Hall; 7 p.m. B.R.E.A.L. Women’s group in Room 108. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Small groups, Discipleship Series in sanctuary, Christian Life Club, Nursery, Preschool; 7 p.m. R.O.C.K. Youth; 8 p.m. Worship Team rehearsal. Thursday - 4-5:30 p.m. Banquet Table Food Pantry. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 13887 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Ph. 419-238-0333 Children’s Storyline: 419-238-2201 Email: Pastor Steven A. Robinson Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Family Worship Hour; 6:30 p.m. Evening Bible Hour. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Word of Life Student Ministries; 6:45 p.m. AWANA; 7:00 p.m. Prayer and Bible Study. MANDALE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Rev. Don Rogers, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School all ages. 10:30 a.m. Worship Services; 7:00 p.m Worship. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer meeting. PENTECOSTAL WAY CHURCH Pastors: Bill Watson Rev. Ronald Defore 1213 Leeson Ave., Van Wert 45891 Phone (419) 238-5813

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH Landeck - Phone: 419-692-0636 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Administrative aide: Rita Suever Masses: 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday. Newcomers register at parish. Marriages: Please call the parish house six months in advance. Baptism: Please call the parish. ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH 500 S. Canal, Spencerville 419-647-6202 Saturday - 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5 p.m. Mass, May 1 - Oct. 30. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mass.

SPENCERVILLE FULL GOSPEL 107 Broadway St., Spencerville Pastor Charles Muter Home Ph. 419-657-6019 Sunday: Morning Services - 10:00 a.m. Evening Services - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Worship service. SPENCERVILLE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 317 West North St. - 419-296-2561 Pastor Tom Shobe 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Corner of Fourth & Main, Spencerville Phone 419-647-5321 Rev. Jan Johnson, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Spencerville Rev. Ron Shifley, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Church School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. AGAPE FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES 9250 Armstrong Road, Spencerville Pastors Phil & Deb Lee Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Worship service. Wed. - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study HARTFORD CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Independent Fundamental) Rt. 81 and Defiance Trial Rt. 2, Box 11550 Spencerville 45887

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By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana — the place where Peyton Manning, Larry Bird, the Hoosiers and more have created the stuff of legend — is undoubtedly a sports mecca. A celeb magnet however? Not so much. But that will change over the next few days as Madonna and an assortment of stars from film, music and TV arrive for four compact days of entertainment and partying tied to the Super Bowl. “It doesn’t even matter what state or what city it’s going to be in, people are going to come and they’re going to party and they will enjoy the game,” said rapperturned-celeb-DJ D-Nice, who is spinning at the ESPN Next party hosted by Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and featuring a performance by chart-topping rapper Drake. Alec Baldwin is hosting the “NFL Honors,” which will features celebs like Lenny Kravitz; Snoop Dogg, Nas and J. Cole are expected to perform separately at various parties; Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood are performing for “CMT Crossroads” on Super Bowl eve; and “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” is planning PITTSBURGH (AP) — If Snooki and JWoww need a place to live, Jersey Shore will welcome them with open arms. Jersey Shore, Pa., that is. The Central Pennsylvania Film Office wants the stars of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” reality show to go to the tiny borough in north-central Pennsylvania or to nearby Williamsport to shoot a planned spinoff of their gym-tan-laundry lifestyle. The commissioner of the film office, Lorena Beniquez, was quick to jump on the news that officials in Hoboken, N.J., had refused to issue a permit for the new reality show that will feature hard-partying stars Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley. So, Beniquez thought, why not invite the “Jersey Shore” a broadcast after the Super Bowl with scheduled guests to include Taylor Lautner, Tracy Morgan, Tim Tebow and Maroon 5’s Adam Levine. Playboy is having its annual Super Bowl party, as is Maxim, which has a superhero theme. Both promise curvaceous beauties and celebs. It’s looking to be a strong celeb turnout, dispelling some initial concerns that the choice of Indianapolis might lead to weaker participation from stars than in previous years, when the Super Bowl was held in sunny, celebrityfriendly cities like Miami and San Diego. Tracy Kessler, an event planner who has curated the Maxim party for the last seven years, says it helps that the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens collapsed in the final minutes of the AFC and NFC Championship games, leaving the Super Bowl to the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. “When you’re in a big town like Miami, you know the celebrities are coming no matter what. When you’re in a town like Indy you do worry about that (turnout) until the teams are in it, and we could not have had two better teams,” said Kessler, adding: “I breathed a sigh of relief when we saw who was going.”

Roseanne Barr seeks Green presidential nod
By ANDREW MIGA The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Roseanne Barr said Thursday she’s running for the Green Party’s presidential nomination — and it’s no joke. The actress-comedian said in a statement that she’s a longtime supporter of the party and looks forward to working with people who share her values. She said the two major parties aren’t serving the American people. “The Democrats and Republicans have proven that they are servants — bought and paid for by the 1 percent — who are not doing what’s in the best interest of the American people,” Barr said. Occupy Wall Street protesters popularized the “We are the 99 percent” slogan in their fight against economic disparity and perceived corporate greed. Barr has submitted paperwork to the Green Party for her candidacy. The party’s presidential nominee will be selected at a convention in Baltimore in July. Barr said she has been fighting for working-class families and women for decades. “I will barnstorm American living rooms,” she said in a candidate questionnaire submitted to the Green Party. “Mainstream media will be unable to ignore me but more importantly, they will be unable to overlook the needs of average Americans in the run-up to the 2012 election.” Barr’s hit TV sitcom “Roseanne” aired from 1988 to 1997 and earned her an Emmy and a Golden Globe. She played a wise-cracking mom in the comedy about a blue-collar family. Barr has a 46-acre macadamia nut farm in Hawaii.

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stars to the borough of the same name about 140 miles northwest of Philadelphia and only slightly farther than that from Hoboken? Failing that, Beniquez is hoping the producers might consider shooting in Williamsport, the Lycoming County seat. “Most of the time, when we make headlines, it’s for the Little League World Series,” Beniquez said, referring to the global tournament played in Williamsport each summer. “Or the gas industry. We want to be known for something once the gas industry is done and gone.” A phone call and an email seeking comment were left with 495 Productions, the Beverly Hills, Calif., production company that was snubbed by Hoboken.

Still, there are some concerns. Indianapolis doesn’t have the club or luxury hotel stock that bigger cities have. But Scott Keogh, chief marketing officer for Audi, which hosts the A-list “Audi Forum” Super Bowl week, says Indianapolis is not an undesirable location for its temporary “oasis” for celebs (Spike Lee, Neil Patrick Harris, Kellan Lutz and Mary J. Blige are among the expected guests). “I’ve read a lot of articles and I think people are being a little hard on Indianapolis, because they’re comparing it to much larger and obviously more celebrityoriented type of towns like Miami and places like that,” he said. “In our minds, it doesn’t change a thing. Whether it’s Miami with the warm weather or Arizona or Indianapolis, we always want to execute a smart forum. ... We still feel it’s important to be there.” And D-Nice, who has spun at several Super Bowl parties, feels the excitement is as great as it could be among his celebrity friends. “It’s definitely going to be a celeb crowd. Every celeb that I personally know, they’re definitely all going to the game and they’ll be out in Indy for Super Bowl weekend. It’s Super Bowl, it’s football, it’s the one sport that we all love.”

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But MTV said it was “flattered by the invitation” to Pennsylvania. “We love all Jersey Shores!” it said. Officials in Williamsport, population 29,000, and Jersey Shore, which has about 4,300 residents, say they’re all ears if MTV or the production company wants to pitch the show to them. “It would be fun to have In 1930, Amelia Earhart the spotlight on the borough,” reached a speed of 171 mph said Jersey Shore borough manager Gretchen Speicher. in a Lockheed Vega, setting an “But we’d like to know what aviation record for women. the show’s going to be about, will it be shot inside or outside ... and I would like to know because I’ve never seen (’Jersey Shore’).” IT’S TIME Williamsport city clerk Janet Frank was excited at the prospect, too.

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Van Wert County Arnold F. Rode Family Living Trust, Saundra J. Klima Revocable Trust to Robert E. Klima Revocable Trust, Saundra J. Klima Revocable Trust, lot 52, Delphos subdivision. Harvest Creek properties to Kayla Lynn Thatcher, portion of section 18, Tully Township. Charles A. Goings Trust, Geraldine G. Goings Trust to Marcia L. Goings, Holly Goings, Camille Goings, Tara Lutz, Brandon Goings, portion of section 21, Union Township, outlots 42-1, 48, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, Scott. Charles A. Goings Trust, Geraldine G. Goings Trust to Marcia L. Goings, Holly Goings, Camille Goings, Tara Lutz, Brandon Goings, portion of section 28, Union Township. Estate of Douglas R. Good to Pamela S. Good, portion of section 31, Union Township, portion of section 24, Tully Township. Estate of Douglas R. Good to Tanisha Noble, portion of section 4, Harrison Township. Pamela S. Good to Tanisha Noble, portion of section 4, Harrison Township. Cameron G. Bladen, Leslie R. Bladen, Sheriff Stan D. Owens to Fannie Mae, portion of inlot 1177, Van Wert. Steven Cross, Sheriff Stan D. Owens to Fannie Mae, portion of section 2, Hoaglin Township. Estate of Wayne E. Keysor to Patricia A. Hallam, Vicki G. Pinkel, portion of sections 16, 9, Hoaglin Township. Carol A. Blair, David K. Blair to Ryan J. Bickle, portion of section 11, Liberty Township. Linden G. Krouskop, Colleen Krouskop to WCWS Ltd., portion of inlots 360, 359, Van Wert. Tammy J. Baker, Tammy J. Glossett, Tammy Baker, Joseph T. Baker to Joseph T. Baker, portion of inlot 64, Middle Point. Ora L. Eddins to GTS Management LLC, inlot 491, Van Wert. Henry W. Dietrich Revocable Trust to Brian K. Baker, Lorna L. Baker, portion of section 22, Willshire Township. Carl L. Renner, Kathy J. Renner, Carl Renner to Timothy N. Renner, portion of section 34, Washington Township. Ronald J. Clark, Lois Clark, Lois J. Clark to Jennifer B. Duchene Revocable Trust, portion of section 20, Ridge Township.

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Dear Sara: Do you know of an easy way to remove adhesives from shirts? My son had two shirts go through the laundry with nametag stickers on them. Now there is gummy, adhesive-type junk stuck to his shirts. One is a thermal material, the other is a regular cotton T-shirt. I have sprayed them with stain remover and rewashed. It’s coming out bit by bit, but I want it done now! -- Nichole, forums Dear Nichole: I have successfully removed adhesive from my daughter’s T-shirts. She gets stickers from school and karate sometimes, and her clothes have accidentally been washed with the stickers still on them. I simply heat vinegar in the microwave, place the T-shirt in the kitchen sink and pour the hot vinegar over the area with adhesive on it. Then I use a toothbrush to brush off the adhesive. It sometimes takes two attempts to remove it all. Afterward, I wash in the washing machine as usual. If you don’t have vinegar, you can try rubbing alcohol, WD-40, dish soap or Goo Gone. Dear Sara: Is there a specific recipe for making freezer mashed potatoes? -- Kate D., North Carolina Dear Kate: You don’t need a specific recipe to freeze mashed potatoes, but I’ll share one from a reader: Freezer mashed potatoes 5 pounds potatoes 6 ounces cream cheese 1 cup sour cream

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2012 The conditions that have impeded your progress in the past will dissipate or diminish in the year ahead. They’ll be replaced with activities that could provide opportunities to visit new places and make new friends. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- There’s a strong possibility that someone whom you were expecting help from is also anticipating aid from you. Neither will be able to assist the other. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Social events might hold a strong appeal, yet large groups could unnerve you. Try to share your time with a few intimate friends whose company you enjoy. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- If you want to do something constructive, that’s great. However, don’t get down on your family or pals just because they aren’t of a similar mind. Do your own thing by yourself. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Someone you don’t particularly like might come up with some long-sought-for and quite valuable information. Don’t reject it just because of its source. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -You could be so busy watching others to make sure they do what is expected of them that you will forget about your own obligations. You need to be the one who sets the example. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- If this turns out to be a day when there is no possibility of pleasing others, establish your own objectives and put all your efforts toward fulfilling them. At least you’ll get something solid accomplished. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Even though you might want to spend your time on activities or jobs of your own choosing, it might not be possible because of duties that you’ve previously neglected. You won’t enjoy reaping what you’ve sown. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -There’s a good chance that you will be inclined to champion your own causes, which is well and good. Others won’t mind as long as you don’t impose your desires on them. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -It’s admirable of you to set lofty objectives for yourself, as long as you don’t bite off more than you can chew. If you lack the fortitude to satisfy your goals, you’re likely to throw in the old terry cloth. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Don’t prematurely talk to the wrong person about any of your good ideas. A cunning co-worker could take your thinking and make it his or her own, stealing all the credit. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Be careful not to put yourself in a position where you are held responsible for a friend’s obligation. It could happen rather easily if you’re oblivious to your surroundings. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Even if your ideas are better than your mate’s, he or she may not be convinced of this if you don’t present your stance with clarity. Make a logical argument, not an emotional one.
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Dear Annie: I am one of I am not as thrilled with their nine children. There is a large little darlings as they are. age gap between us because Is there a nice way to say, my younger siblings are from “I think your baby is sweet, a second marriage. They are but I feel more comfortable when the little tyke is on 3, 5 and 7. Since moving out a few someone else’s lap”? -- Not years ago, I have begun to a Mommy Dear Not: No matter see my mother in a different how nice you are, light. As a child, some people will whenever I needed be offended that something, I was you don’t admire always told to ask their child as much my father because as they do. If they she “didn’t have ask you to hold the money.” I the baby, reply accepted this. with alarm, “Oh, However, I now no, I couldn’t possee how often sibly. I’m afraid I Mom tells her chilwould drop it.” If dren she doesn’t they push the baby have money for them, but some- Annie’s Mailbox toward you, put your hands up and how finds it for herself. She is a very selfish back away. You are under no obligation to participate in person. Several times in the past this ritual, and if others can’t few years, she has called to understand your attitude, so say how upset she is that be it. she has no money to get my Dear Annie: “Hurt and younger siblings Halloween costumes or school supplies Confused in Wisconsin” said or to send them on field trips. her husband’s stepmother I always step up and offer is emotionally abusive. She financial assistance. But I am had trouble reconciling this beginning to notice that soon with the biblical command to after helping her out, Mom honor thy mother and father. I am a minister who has somehow finds the money to counseled many in this posigo out to a nice dinner, take a trip or buy a new gadget for tion. “Honor thy mother” means do not speak to or herself. I feel used and misled, about a parent in a disrespectbut when I’ve said so, Mom ful manner and do not treat replies that I’m inconsiderate them hurtfully. Do not refuse and only care about money. help for an honest need. Do A few times, she has threat- not exploit or abuse them. However, some people ened to not let me see my siblings if I keep being so “rude are nasty and cannot be reaand uncaring.” What should soned, pushed or coerced I do? I love my siblings and into changing. Catering to don’t want to lose contact. their behavior only makes it worse. It is possible to honor -- Sibling Support Dear Sibling: Tell your thy mother from a distance, mother you would be happy so I recommend they have to get the kids Halloween as little contact as possible. I costumes and school supplies will keep them in my prayers. -- and then go get them. Don’t -- Mishawaka, Ind. give the money to Mom if you think she is misusing it. Instead, put it directly where the assistance is needed. But do it with the utmost concern and sincerity. Dear Annie: I am a woman who doesn’t care much for babies. What do I say to those who expect me to hold their infant? Some people actually thrust their little bundle into my arms without even asking. I have never had any desire to have children, and I don’t see what the appeal is. Babies are messy, leaky, smelly and noisy, as well as demanding and expensive. I understand that not all women feel as I do, so when I’m around mothers, I say nice things about their kids and have positive comments when shown pictures. However, these same parents are shocked to learn that







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‘Jackpot!’: Seal Team 6 rescues hostages
By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya — Roy Hallums was enduring his 311th day of captivity, blindfolded, his hands and feet bound, stuffed into a hole under the floor of a farm building outside Baghdad. He heard a commotion upstairs and managed to get the blindfold off. Delta Force troops broke open the hatch. An American soldier jumped down. “He looks at me and points and says, ’Are you Roy?’ I say ’yes,’ and he yells back up the stairs: ’Jackpot!”’ Hallums recalled in a phone interview with The Associated Press six years after his rescue. Another mission by elite U.S. troops took place just last week, this time in Somalia, resulting in an American and a Danish hostage being rescued and nine kidnappers killed. U.S. special forces units are compiling a string of successful hostage rescues, thanks to improved technology and a decade of wartime experience. But despite technological advances like thermal imaging and surveillance drones, the raids remain high-risk. Success or failure can depend on a snap decision made by a rescuer with bullets flying all around, or determination by kidnappers to kill any captives before they can be freed. In 2010, the U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team 6 tried to rescue Linda Norgrove, a Scottish aid worker, from her Taliban captors in Afghanistan. She was killed by a grenade thrown in haste by one of the American commandoes. The kidnappings of foreigners living or traveling overseas continues unabated, as it has for decades. While the probability of a person being kidnapping is low, abductions do occur regularly, especially in high-risk nations like Somalia, Pakistan, Mexico and Colombia. Even those who are supremely aware of the risks can disappear. In December 2006, Felix Batista, an American anti-kidnapping expert and negotiator for hostage releases, was kidnapped in Saltillo, Mexico, and hasn’t been heard from since. Just last Tuesday, armed tribesmen in Yemen kidnapped six United Nations workers: an Iraqi, a Palestinian, a Colombian, a German and two Yemenis. On Jan. 20, kidnappers grabbed an American and held him for a week before releasing him, perhaps after a ransom was paid. U.S. troops have been tasked with rescues mostly in areas where American forces were already stationed, like Afghanistan, Iraq and around Somalia, said Taryn Evans, an expert on kidnappings at AKE, a risk mitigation company outside London. As they’ve gotten more experienced, they’ve gotten better. In 2009, SEAL sharpshooters killed three Somali pirates holding the American captain of the Maersk Alabama hostage in a lifeboat. And late last month, U.S. Navy SEALs parachuted into Somalia under cover of night, then moved on foot to where captors were holding an American woman and a Danish man who had been kidnapped together in October. The SEALs killed nine captors and rescued the two hostages while suffering no casualties themselves in the Jan. 25 operation. Their skill in carrying out such missions has been honed by America’s two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, said Seth Jones, a civilian adviser to the commanding general of the U.S. special operations forces in Afghanistan from 20092011. “They have conducted so many operations in these areas, from hostage rescues to strike operations to capture-kill missions. What it does is significantly improves the competence of special operations,” Jones told The Associated Press. He said commando missions are “now routine.” Though Navy SEAL Team 6 rescued the American and the Dane, one American kidnapped in January in Somalia remains behind. His captors told AP they moved him several times in the hours immediately after the SEAL raid, out of fear the U.S. military could try another rescue attempt. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns said this week the U.S. is “very concerned” about the remaining hostage and that Washington is following the case closely and taking it very seriously. Rescues entail risk, but Hallums, who was kidnapped by a gang in November 2004, is thankful the U.S. military carries them out. Without a rescue attempt, the former contractor from Memphis, Tennessee, said: “I was

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Maine girl bouncing back after 6-organ transplant Catholics in uproar
By CLARKE CANFIELD Associated Press HOLLIS, Maine — A 9-year-old Maine girl is home from a Boston hospital healthy, active and with high hopes — and a new stomach, liver, spleen, small intestine, pancreas, and part of an esophagus to replace the ones that were being choked by a huge tumor. It’s believed to be the firstever transplant of an esophagus and the largest number of organs transplanted at one time in New England. Spunky and bright-eyed as she scampered around her family’s farmhouse outside Portland, Alannah Shevenell said Thursday that she’s glad to be feeling well again and able to go sledding, make a snowman, work on her scrapbooks and give her grandmother a little good-humored sass. The best part, though? “Being home,” she said. “Just being home.” It was 2008 when Alannah, then 5, began running a fever and losing weight while her belly swelled. Doctors discovered the tumor that year and twice attempted to remove it, as it made its way like octopus legs from organ to organ. But it was difficult to access what turned out to be a rare form of sarcoma, said Debi Skolas, Alannah’s grandmother, and chemotherapy didn’t do the trick, either. All the time, the growth — known as an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor — continued to grow in her abdomen, causing pain, making it hard to eat and swelling her up with fluid. Surgery was the last resort to save her life, and Alannah spent more than a year on a waiting list for the organs, said Dr. Heung Bae Kim, the lead surgeon on the procedure at Children’s Hospital Boston. The family was told there was a 50 percent chance Alannah wouldn’t survive the procedure. But without it, she had no chance whatsoever. Things were more tense than celebratory in October when doctors prepared to remove the growth and the organs in one fell swoop and replace them with organs transplanted in one tangled piece from another child of similar size. The hardest part was taking out her organs and the tumor, Kim said, calling it a difficult operation with lots of blood loss. “It’s probably one of the most extensive tumor removals ever done,” the surgeon said. Dr. Allan Kirk, professor of surgery at Emory University in Atlanta and the editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Transplantation, said no other esophageal transplant has been reported in medical literature. After the surgery, Alannah spent three more months at the hospital, with her grandmother sleeping every night in a lounge chair by her bed. She battled infections and complications from the surgery before finally being given the OK to leave. She arrived back home Wednesday in the 192-year-old house on a country road where she lives with her grandmother and grandfather, Jamie Skolas, in Hollis, a town of 4,500 residents about 20 miles west of Portland. But just because she’s home doesn’t mean she’s out of the woods. Alannah has to take nine medications each day, some two, three or four times. Her grandparents have to precisely measure what goes in and comes out of her body, and check her blood sugar. She has an ostomy pouch and feeding tube attached to her for nutrition as she slowly gets used to eating again. Scars from her surgeries look like a roadmap on her stomach. A tutor comes to the home 20 hours a week for her schooling. Her immune system is so weak that she can’t go to places with large numbers of other people, such as school, church or a mall. She can’t eat raw vegetables or fruits unless they have thick skins because of concerns over germs, and she’ll never be able to swim in a lake because of the bacteria. The Skolases installed ultraviolet lights in their heating ducts to kill mold, mildew and bacteria that might sicken Alannah. By RACHEL ZOLL AP Religion Writer

going to be dead for sure.” Hallums’ captors were demanding $12 million for his release. His Saudi Arabia-based employer — which provided support services for U.S. troops — offered $1 million. Hallums noted that a successful rescue requires the work of many more people than the commandoes who carry out the raid. The FBI, CIA and National Security Agency all work to gather information, data that is then turned over to military intelligence, where an operations officer devises a rescue plan. “You hear about SEAL Team 6 but behind them there’s hundreds of people working to get information that they can take out and execute the rescue,” Hallums said. Conducting a rescue involves life-and-death calculations. The teams must assess the risk of the raid, both to the military personnel and the hostages themselves. Is it certain that the hostage is at the location? How many people are on guard? Are they alert 24 hours a day? Are the guards armed and are they likely to shoot at the invading force? One other important part of the equation: Would the guards shoot and kill the hostage if they knew a rescue was under way? A rescue team arriving in noisy helicopters can doom the hostages they want to rescue. That’s what happened when Colombian army troops, who have a lot of experience in hostage situations, went in to rescue 13 hostages — including a state governor and a former defense minister — in 2003 in the jungles of northern Colombia.

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The Obama administration’s decision requiring church-affiliated employers to cover birth control was bound to cause an uproar among Roman Catholics and members of other faiths, no matter their beliefs on contraception. The regulation, finalized a week ago, raises a complex and sensitive legal question: Which institutions qualify as religious and can be exempt from the mandate? For a church, mosque or synagogue, the answer is mostly straightforward. But for the massive network of religious-run social service agencies there is no simple solution. Federal law lays out several criteria for the government to determine which are religious. But in the case of the contraception mandate, critics say Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius chose the narrowest ones. Religious groups that oppose the regulation say it forces people of faith to choose between upholding church doctrine and serving the broader society. “It’s not about preventing women from buying anything themselves, but telling the church what it has to buy, and the potential for that to go further,” said Sister Carol Keehan, president of the Catholic Health Association, representing some 600 hospitals. Keehan’s support for the passage of the Obama health care overhaul was critical in the face of intense opposition by the U.S. bishops. She now says the narrowness of the religious exemption in the birth control mandate “has jolted us.” She pledged to use a one-year grace period the administration has provided to “pursue a correction.” The U.S. Health and Human Services Department adopted the rule to improve health care for women. Last year, an advisory panel from the Institute of Medicine, which advises the federal government, recommended including birth control on the list of covered services, partly because it promotes maternal and child health by allowing women to space their pregnancies. The regulation includes a religious exemption if an organization qualifies. Under that provision, an employer generally will be considered religious if its main purpose is spreading religious beliefs, and if it largely employs and serves people of the same faith. That means a Catholic parish likely would qualify for a religious exemption; a large church-run soup kitchen probably would not. Employers that fail to provide health insurance coverage under the federal law could be fined $2,000 per employee per year. The bishops’ domestic anti-poverty agency, Catholic Charities, says it employs 70,000 people nationwide. The fine for the University of Notre Dame, the most prominent Catholic school in the country, could be in the millions of dollars. HHS says employers can appeal a decision on whether they qualify for an exemption. But Hannah Smith, senior counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, said, “The mandate vests too much unbridled discretion in the hands of government bureaucrats.” Mandates for birth-control coverage are not entirely new for religious groups. Twenty-eight states already require contraceptive coverage in prescription drug plans. Of those states, 17 offer a range of religious exemptions, while two others provide opt-outs of other kinds. However, opponents of the HHS regulation say there is no state mandate as broad as the new federal rule combined with a religious exemption that is so narrow. Even in states where the requirement already exists, the issue is far from settled. Wisconsin’s 2009 contraception mandate did not include a religious exemption, but allowed an exception for employers who self-insure. While some dioceses in the state were able to selfinsure, others couldn’t afford to do so. The Diocese of Madison, Wis., ended up offering a policy with birth-control coverage, but asked employees to follow church teaching and not use the benefit. Local bishops continued to lobby state lawmakers for an exemption. But leaders knew a national health care overhaul was in development and hoped the federal law would be an improvement, said John Huebscher, executive director of the Wisconsin Catholic Conference, the public policy arm of the state’s bishops.

Supporters rally around Planned Parenthood
By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer NEW YORK — Supporters are rallying around Planned Parenthood after renowned breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure decided to cut breast screening grants to the reproductive health organization. Besides $400,000 in smaller donations from 6,000 people, Planned Parenthood is receiving $250,000 from a family foundation in Dallas and a $250,000 pledge announced Thursday by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to match future donations. In Washington, 26 U.S. senators — all Democrats except for independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont — signed a letter calling on Komen to reconsider its decision. “It would be tragic if any woman — let alone thousands of women — lost access to these potentially lifesaving screenings because of a politically motivated attack,” the senators wrote. According to Planned Parenthood, its health centers performed more than 4 million breast exams over the past five years, including nearly 170,000 as a result of Komen grants. Komen, meanwhile, has been deluged with negative emails and Facebook postings, accusing it of knuckling under to pressure from antiabortion groups, since The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that the charity was halting grants that Planned Parenthood affiliates used for breast exams and related services. The grants totaled $680,000 last year. Some of Komen’s local affiliates were openly upset, including all seven in California,

SFO opens airport yoga room
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stressed out by flying? Travelers in Northern California can now find their inner calm in the Yoga Room at San Francisco International Airport. The quiet, dimly lit studio officially opened last week in a former storage room just past the security checkpoint at SFO’s Terminal 2. Airport officials believe the 150-square-foot room with mirrored walls is the world’s first airport yoga studio, said spokesman Mike McCarron. The room, open to all ticketed passengers, contains a few chairs and yoga mats but no instructors or televisions. No shoes, food, drinks or cell phones are allowed. “Silence is appreciated,” says a sign spelling out “Yoga Room Etiquette.” A prominent blue-andwhite sign with a Buddha-like pictogram beckons visitors: “Come check out our Yoga Room.” Frequent flyer Maria Poole accepted the invitation, practicing a downward dog asana and other yoga poses before boarding her flight. “It’s perfect,” said Poole, 47, of Lafayette. “I think it should be in every airport, especially the terminals that I fly through. This would be such a great way for me to get my exercise in, get a little peace and quiet — a little Zen moment.” The Yoga Room is just the latest example of how airports are trying to improve the passenger experience and showcase their regional culture, noting the ancient practice’s popularity in the San Francisco Bay area, said Debby McElroy, executive vice president of

and at least one top official has quit, reportedly in protest. Komen’s top leaders, in their first news conference since the controversy erupted, denied Planned Parenthood’s assertion that the decision was driven by pressure from anti-abortion groups. “We don’t base our funding decisions ... on whether one side or the other will be pleased,” said Komen’s founder and CEO, Nancy Brinker, depicting the criticism as a mischaracterization of the charity’s goals and mission. Komen has said the decision stemmed from newly adopted criteria barring grants to organizations under investigation — affecting Planned Parenthood because of an inquiry by a Republican congressman acting with encouragement from anti-abortion activists. Brinker said Thursday there were additional factors, notably changes in the types of breasthealth service providers it wanted to support. But she said grants would continue this year to three of the 19 Planned Parenthood affiliates — in Denver, California’s Orange County, and Waco, Texas — because they served clientele with few other breast-screening options. A source with direct knowledge of decisionmaking at Komen’s headquarters in Dallas gave a different account, saying the grant-making criteria were adopted with the deliberate intention of targeting Planned Parenthood. The criteria’s impact on Planned Parenthood and its status as the focus of government investigations were highlighted in a memo distributed to Komen affiliates in December.

Teacher’s past complaints revealed
By GREG RISLING Associated Press

Airports Council InternationalNorth America. In recent years, airports have upgraded their food and shopping venues and added massage parlors, nail salons, dry cleaners and pet hotels, McElroy said, but SFO is the first to add a yoga room in North America and probably the world. “I expect other airports will be looking at whether a yoga room at their airport makes sense,” McElroy said. SFO officials say the idea came from a passenger who checked out the newly remodeled terminal last year and told Airport Director John Martin it was lacking one thing: a yoga room. Martin, a long-time yoga practitioner, agreed. Airport managers spent $15,000 to $20,000 to turn the storage space into the yoga studio.

LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors declined to file attempted fondling charges 18 years ago against an elementary school teacher now suspected of taking bondage-style photographs of children in his class, saying that they didn’t have enough evidence. The investigation came after a 10-year-old girl claimed elementary school teacher Mark Berndt reached toward her genitals during class and she pushed his hand away, sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Scott said Thursday. The details of the case and other claims by two former students about strange behavior by Berndt surfaced just three days after his arrest. The allegations raised further questions about why he wasn’t disciplined by school officials, who have been lambasted by some parents for waiting a year to reveal Berndt was suspected of photographing children for sexual thrills. Only parents of children identified as victims were told by authorities about the most recent investigation. School officials and investigators said proper procedures were followed to investigate and build a case against the teacher. Scott said the incident involving the 10-year-old girl occurred in September 1993 but wasn’t reported by her mother to officials at Miramonte Elementary School until the following January, after her daughter had seen an “Oprah” show about inappropriate touching. School officials notified the Los Angeles County sheriff’s department, which submitted evidence to prosecutors. They opted not to file a charge of committing a lewd act on a minor under the age of 14. Berndt was never arrested. “Based on what I read, it was a thorough and complete investigation,” said Scott, who noted the investigator who handled the case has retired.

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