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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Delphos, Ohio

Fair taking nods for hall of fame
The Allen County Fair Board is taking nominations for its hall of fame. The inductees will be announced at the fair kickoff dinner Aug. 9. Applications can be requested at the fair office by calling 419-2287141. Nomination forms are due by April 1.

Home invasion
By ED GEBERT Times Bulletin Editor

Middle Point man’s car pulled from quarry
MIDDLE POINT — As more details have been released about the early Sunday morning home invasion burglary on Dog Creek Road, the victim’s escape may seem more and more amazing. Also, the similarities between this incident and two home invasion cases from Mercer County are growing. On Tuesday, a small crowd gathered to watch as the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team with assistance from Allen County Dive Team and the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office, located the blue Honda Accord belonging to 27-yearold Daniel Hemker. With heavy equipment from the Van Wert County Engineer’s Office, they pulled the waterlogged vehicle to shore from 35 feet below the surface. Once on dry land, detectives from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Van Wert Sheriff’s Office went to work examining the vehicle before it was taken away for further examination. Van Wert County Sheriff Stan Owens has not released all the details of the investigation to this point but did confirm to the Times Bulletin Monday evening that the victim in the incident was kidnapped and narrowly escaped death. “The two perpetrators in this matter restrained the victim and put him in the back of the car and drove him down to the quarry and ran the car into the quarry,” Owens stated. “He was able to free himself and get out a broken window in the car and swim back to shore then return home on foot -- about 2 1/2 miles.” As it turned out, it was just a lucky break that allowed Hemker to escape from the car in the first place. The man who lead the dive opera-

Book collection set in Putnam

Putnam County Early Childhood Coordinating Committee will sponsor a book collection next week. They are collecting gently-used or new books for children birth through preschool age. Books can be dropped off at the following preschools/daycares: Early Discovery Preschools located at Columbus Grove, Continental, Fort Jennings, Leipsic, Miller City – New Cleveland and Leipsic elementary schools, Sunbeams Preschool, Titan TIKES Preschool, Trinity Preschool, Kids Count Day Care, Hilty Child Care Center, Small World Child Development Center, LovingCare Daycare, St. John’s, Putnam County Library Main Branch and Kohls Market, Ottawa.

Crews pull the vehicle belonging to Daniel Hemker out of the Middle Point Quarry on Tuesday. tion, Putnam County Sheriff James R. Beutler, revealed, “This guy here rode it the whole way down and he was very lucky that back windshield broke out when it hit the bottom. That was his way out.” Owens would not say how the victim was restrained or

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Jennings receives grant for park sanitary sewer
BY NANCY SPENCER FORT JENNINGS — Funding for a sanitary sewer line project at Fort Jennings Park has been officially approved through the Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvement program. Mayor Jim Smith announced it will run from Second Street north of Fort Jennings State Bank that goes under the Auglaize River and on to the Fort Jennings Park Board recreation building at the west entrance of the park. The project’s estimated cost is $42,525 with the grant totaling $24,428. It is a 50-50 match. The new sanitary sewer line makes it possible to install new restrooms at the park in the future. Smith said the village will put the project out for bid in September. “We really don’t want to start this until after our Bicentennial Celebration in August,” he said. “We can’t risk having the park torn up during that time.” Council approved Industrial

Elida selling state tickets to general public The Elida Athletic Department will sell boys basketball state semifinal tournament tickets to the general public and students until 3 p.m. and from 6-7 p.m. today in the High School Activities Office. Nancy Spencer photos Elida plays St. Senior Project Manager Tom Krepef of Natare Corp. of Indianapolis confers with Delphos Clairsville at 2 p.m. on Parks and Recreation Superintendent Craig Mansfield on areas of the liner in the deep Friday on the Value City end of the Delphos Municipal Swimming Pool that need patched. Arena floor of the Jerome Schottenstein Center on the campus of The Ohio State University. BY NANCY SPENCER around the pool at the gutters hired to put in the stainless will be removed and replaced steel support wall. from east of the baby pool The pool projects are DELPHOS — Work to the diving boards and the ahead of schedule due to the has begun on the Delphos crumbling wall on the east unseasonably warm temperaTryouts for the Delphos Municipal Swimming Pool to side will be reinforced with tures. City/Minor Leagues ready the facility for its May stainless steel. “This weather has really will be held at 6 p.m. 26 opening. Senior Project Manager helped us out with getting Monday and Tuesday at According to Delphos Tom Krepef of Natare Corp. these projects underway,” the Little League Diamond Parks and Recreation of Indianapolis started Manfield said Tuesday. at Stadium Park. Superintendent Craig working on the pool liner “None of this was scheduled The rain date is Mansfield, the pool liner in Tuesday. Lee Construction to start until April 1, so we Wednesday. the deep end needs repaired, is performing the mainte- are moving along nicely. Any boy who will be the slide will be sandblasted nance work on the slide and We’d like to start filling the 10 years old prior to April and hand-painted, the decking Larry McClure has been pool by mid-April.” 30 may try out. Any 11- or 12-year-old who did not play in Delphos last year may also try out. All boys or what you’d consider the making preparations. BY STACY TAFF will be placed on a team. “I’m not complaining new ‘excellent’ and ‘ If those interested lent with distinction,’ will be about the changes,” he said. have not yet presented a “I’m just trying to prepare ELIDA — Superintendent a lot more difficult.” birth certificate, it may Don Diglia touched on an Diglia shared some figures us for the change in the way be presented at tryouts. issue that rose with the release with the board, illustrating schools are looked at.” In other news, the Students of Governor Kasich’s Mid the reduction in the number Forecast Biennium Review during the of districts who would rise to of the Month for March are as follows: Elida Elementarymeeting of the Elida Board of the top of the scale. Mostly Education Tuesday evening. “Currently, 42 percent of Amira Freeman, Ethan sunny In 2014, a new system schools in the public school Grimm and Channing Poling; Thursday is set to be implemented category are rated excellent Elida Middle School- Michael with high for the district grade cards. or excellent with distinction,” Johnston, Bailee Kuhn and in low 80s. Instead of branding schools he said. “Under the new sys- Makayla Reese; Elida High See page 2. with the current ratings of tem, only 22 of those schools School- Noah Dukehart, Joe excellent with distinction, would be given an A, which Hunter, Bryan Romney and Index excellent, effective, continu- would bring the percentage Cory Schoonover. The board acknowlObituaries 2 ous improvement, academic to 2 percent. Out of all the State/Local 3 watch and academic emer- school districts in Ohio, 56 edged the month of March Politics 4 gency, districts will now be percent currently receive an as National Nutrition Month, excellent rating. Under the Music in Our Schools Month, given letter grades. Community 5 “One of the most obvious new system with current fig- Youth Art Month and Theatre Sports 6-7 things was that it changes ures, only 7 percent would get in the School Month. Business 8 the local report card to letter an A. I think Bluffton is the The board approved Chad Classifieds 10 grades, which we’re all famil- only local school who would Smith, Trey Bowman, Alex Television 11 iar with,” Diglia said. “The rate an A. Then schools like McAdams, Austin Etzler and World briefs 12 state offered a simulation, Elida, Allen East, Bath and Tyler Sebenoler as 2012 sumusing today’s data, showing Delphos would receive a B.” mer employees. Also approved were the Since the new system will what grades schools in Ohio would be given. Under the mean more work for staff and See ELIDA, page 3 new ratings, making an ‘A,’ students, Diglia says Elida is

Baseball tryouts set next week

Work begins on swimming pool

Fluid Management, a company that currently does testing at the village’s wastewater treatment plant and lagoon, to test the well at the park. The well became a concern when water tested positive for coliform in October. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency walked the village through the procedure to disinfect the well and new samples taken later in October still tested positive for coliform. Coliform is a bacteria that, if left unchecked, will become E coli. The Ohio EPA told the village it determined the positive reading was most likely from the new pump installed last summer. The village needs to see two consecutive negative tests on the well water when it is opened for the park season. In other business, council approved: — Fixing or replacing the motor on the village sprayer; and — Preparing the village street sweeper for auction. The next meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. April 17.

Elida looks at state’s new grading system

Newly-appointed Second Ward Councilman Jim Fortener, right, and Councilman Jim Knebel look over paperwork during Monday’s council meeting.

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Fortener takes council seat

DELPHOS — Newlyappointed Second Ward Councilman Jim Fortener was welcomed during Monday’s city council meeting. Fortener was tapped to fill the unexpired term of the late Dick Feathers, who passed away in January. Legislation approving $210,000 for the Elida Avenue widening and paving project was heard on first reading. A $165,000 Ohio Public Works grant has been applied for to offset the cost of the project, which entails widening Elida Avenue to three lanes from The Point west to Summers Lane and paving from The Point to

Douglas Street. The balance of payment will come from the Motor Vehicle Permissive Tax Fund. Councilman Mark Clement questioned if a hearing had been set to review a liquor license application. Safety Service Director Greg Berquist said he had not heard back on a date for the hearing. Council approved calling for the hearing at the March 5 meeting after concerns about the liquor license application by Kelly A. Saine for the Hangers Saloon at 307 N. Main St. were raised by Berquist. Council also learned all liquor licenses in the city will expire on June 1. The next council meeting begins at 7 p.m. April 2.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

School shooting

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By JOHANNA DECORSE The Associated Press TOULOUSE, France — French police were preparing to storm an apartment building in Toulouse today to arrest a holed-up gunman who is suspected in seven killings and claiming allegiance to alQaida, a top police official said. Three officers were wounded in a predawn raid while trying to arrest the 24-yearold Frenchman of Algerian descent who authorities said had spent time in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Hundreds of riot police have surrounded the building in the southwestern city. Cedric Delage, regional secretary for a police union, said the suspect has promised to turn himself into police shortly. Delage said if that doesn’t happen, police will force their way in. The gunman is suspected of killing three Jewish children, a rabbi and three French paratroopers in recent days. The suspect has told police he belonged to al-Qaida and wanted to take revenge for Palestinian children killed in the Middle East, Interior Minister Claude Gueant said, adding the man was also angry about French military intervention abroad. An Interior Ministry official identified the suspect as Mohamed or Mohammad Merah, who has been under surveillance for years for having “fundamentalist” views. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. After hours of trying to persuade him to surrender, police evacuated the five-story building, escorting residents out using the roof and fire truck ladders. The raid was part of France’s biggest manhunt since a wave of terrorist attacks in the 1990s by Algerian extremists. The chase began after France’s worst-ever school shooting Monday and two previous attacks on paratroopers, killings that have horrified the country and frozen the campaigning for the French presidential election starting next month. French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said a “monster” was on the loose in France and vowed to track him down. Sarkozy has played up nationalist themes in his bid for a second term. French authorities said the suspect threw a Colt .45 handgun used in each of the three attacks out a window in exchange for a device to talk to authorities, but has more weapons like an AK-47 assault rifle. Gueant said other weapons had been found in the suspect’s car. The suspect “said he wants to avenge the deaths of Palestinians,” Gueant told reporters, adding that he is


Kidnapped British woman freed in Somalia
By ABDI GULED The Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia — A British tourist snatched by Somali gunmen from a resort island in Kenya was freed today after more than six months in captivity, Britain’s Foreign Office said. Judith Tebbutt was taken in September. Gunmen killed her husband, David Tebbutt, during the attack. But the kidnapped woman told BBC that she did not know of her husband’s death until two weeks after her capture. “I just assumed he was alive,” she said. Her son told her of the killing. “That was difficult,” she said. Tebbutt told Britain’s ITV News she was relieved to be released after such a long time in captivity. She said she is in good health and slept well during the kidnapping. She got sick three times but was given medication and healed each time. She said her captors made her “feel as comfortable as possible.” “The circumstances — with my husband passing away — made it harder,” she told ITV. “I’m just happy to be released and I’m looking forward to seeing my son who successfully secured my release. I don’t know how he did it, but he did which is great.” An official with the Somali militia Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama who asked not to be named said a ransom was paid to pirates for Tebbutt’s release. No figure was given. Pirates have long earned multimillion dollar ransoms for taking ships and crew hostage. Families of individual

“less explicit” about why he killed French paratroopers. The paratroopers were of Muslim and French Caribbean origin, but the interior minister said the suspect told them the ethnic origin has nothing to do with his actions. “He’s after the army,” Gueant said. The schoolchildren killed, all of French-Israeli nationality, were buried in Israel today as relatives sobbed inconsolably. The bodies of Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, his sons Arieh, 5, and Gabriel, 3, and 8-year-old Myriam Monsenego had been flown there in the day. At the funeral ceremony in Jerusalem, Myriam’s eldest brother, Avishai, in his 20s, wailed and called to God to give his parents the strength “to endure the worst trial that can be endured.” In the name of the four remaining Monsenego children, he urged his father and mother to “keep going, keep going, keep going.” Meanwhile, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad denounced the deadly shooting attack and condemned the link to Palestinian children. “It’s time for criminals to stop using the Palestinian cause to justify their terrorist actions,” Fayyad said in a statement. “The children of Palestine want nothing but dignified lives for themselves and for all the children.”

The high temperature Tuesday in Delphos was 83, a new record, and the low was 58. A year ago today, the high was 67 and the low was 48. The record high for today is 76, set in 1918 and the record low of 12 was set in 1960. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press TONIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows around 60. South winds 5 to 10 mph. THURSDAY: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. THURSDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy in the evening then mostly cloudy With a 20 percent chance of showers overnight. Lows around 60. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the southwest overnight.

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By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, March 21, the 81st day of 2011. There are 285 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 21, 1963, the Alcatraz federal prison island in San Francisco Bay was emptied of its last inmates at the order of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. On this date: In 1556, Thomas Cranmer, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, was burned at the stake for heresy. In 1685, composer Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany. In 1804, the French civil code, or the “Code Napoleon” as it was later called, was adopted. In 1871, journalist Henry M. Stanley began his famous expedition in Africa to locate the missing Scottish missionary David Livingstone. In 1907, U.S. Marines arrived in Honduras to protect American lives and interests in the wake of political violence. In 1940, a new government was formed in France by Paul Reynaud (ray-NOH’), who became prime minister, According to a survey, 76% succeeding Edouard Daladier of people prefer to eat the ears (dah-lah-DYAY’). In 1960, about 70 people of a chocolate Easter bunny were killed in Sharpeville, first before any other part.

hostages or hostage families have reportedly paid far less. Britain’s Foreign Office said: “Our priority now is to get her to a place of safety.” Tebbutt was expected to fly to Kenya today. “We are so pleased to hear of her release. The prime minister was actively engaged in and pressured elders for negotiations to release her,” said Abdirahman Omar Osman, the Somalia government spokesman. Osman declined to comment on reports of a ransom. The attack on the Tebbutt family came during a string of assault and kidnappings by Somali gunmen near the coastal resort town of Lamu. Kenya’s military cited those attacks as the reason it sent troops into Somalia to attack al-Shabab militants in October. Gunmen entered the Tebbutts’ resort room easily on the night of Sept. 10 — their resort door was only a piece of colorful cloth. Police believed that David Tebbutt resisted and was shot. The Kiwayu Safari Village resort is 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Lamu. It consists of 18 luxury cottages spread along a private beach. In October gunmen kidnapped a disabled French woman who lived part-time in Lamu. She died in captivity.

EXTENDED FORECAST FRIDAY: Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Cooler. Highs In the lower 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent. FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 50s. SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of a thunderstorm. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of measurable precipitation 50 percent. SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s. SUNDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s. SUNDAY NIGHTMONDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 60s. TUESDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs around 70.

May 31, 1958-March 19, 2012 Leroy R. Pohlman, 53, of Ottoville died 11:06 p.m., March 19, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. He was born May 31, 1958, in Lima to Irvin and Adeline (Ricker) Pohlman. His father is deceased, his mother survives in Delphos. He is also survived by two stepchildren, Brittany Kleman of Spencerville, Ind., and Keith Kleman of Fort Jennings; a sister, Esther (Gerald) Ellerbrock of Fort Jennings; a brother, William (Janis) Pohlman of Miamisburg; and 11 nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Irene (Monroe) Wireman; a brother, Randy Pohlman; and a sister-in-law, Christine Pohlman. Mr. Pohlman was a farmer and was in maintenance and repair for Ottoville Hardware. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ottoville; the Ottoville VFW Men’s Auxiliary; the Fort Jennings Son’s of the American Legion; and a former member of the Ottoville Area Community Club. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville with Fr. John Stites officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Delphos. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township (corner of St. Rts 224 & 634), where there will be a scripture service at 6 p.m. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences can be expressed at:

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South Africa, when police fired on black protesters. In 1962, the first Taco Bell restaurant was opened by Glen Bell in Downey, Calif. In 1965, more than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began their march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. In 1985, police in Langa, South Africa, opened fire on blacks marching to mark the 25th anniversary of Sharpeville; the reported death toll varied between 29 and 43. Ten years ago: President George W. Bush began a fourday trip to Latin America. Marjorie Knoller, whose two huge dogs had mauled neighbor Diane Whipple to death in their San Francisco apartment building, was convicted in Los Angeles of second-degree murder; her husband, Robert Noel, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. (The judge later threw out the murder conviction against Knoller, replacing it with manslaughter, but the murder conviction was reinstated by an appeals court.) Alexei Yagudin won the men’s title at the World Figure Skating Championships in Nagano, Japan. Former Georgia governor and U.S. senator Herman Talmadge died in Hampton, Ga., at age 88.

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A girl, Lila Kate, was born March 3 at Riverside Methodist Hospital to Chad and Keri Macwhinney of Bexley. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 18 inches long. She joins big sister, Ava, at home. Grandparents are Chuck and Bonnie Miller of Columbus and Don and Nedra Macwhinney of Delphos. ST. RITA’S A boy was born March 20 to Jason and Trisha Adock of Elida.


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The Grand Lake One Stop Shop Hop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the University of Northwestern Ohio Event Center located at 1450 N. Cable Road, Lima. There will be 20 quilt shops bringing merchandise representing their individual shop – kits, books, notions, and fabric will be available to purchase. Everyone attending will receive a copy of Quilter’s World® Magazine, be able to register for hourly door prizes as well as a chance to win one of 20 $50 grand prizes. The cost is $5.


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sion burglary near Mendon or the double murder near Fort Recovery last November. In both those cases, the victims were either secured with duct tape or the intruders attempted to use duct tape to secure them. However, Owens did admit, “We’re working hand in hand with Mercer County Sheriff’s personnel in the matter, along with their cases.” News of the home invasion has sent waves of fear through much of Van Wert County. Residents have talked openly about locking their doors for the first time in years. Descriptions of two suspects were given to Van Wert County Sheriff’s investigators. Both were believed to be in their twenties and were wearing black sweatshirts and jeans. One was described as a white male, 6’1”, weighing between 180190 pounds. The other was described as a white male,

The Marion Township Trustees held their regular scheduled meeting on March 12 at the Marion Township Office with the following members present: Jerry Gilden, Joseph Youngpeter and Howard Violet. The purpose of the meeting was to pay bills and conduct ongoing business. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read. The trustees then reviewed the bills and gave approval for 19 checks totaling $8,756.89. Paul Feathers was present to voice his opinion concerning the increased number of hog and cattle operations and what he feels it is doing to the environment and asked the trustees what they could do. The trustees told him the township can do nothing because it is agricultural and they have no jurisdiction over it. Fred Calvelage was present questioning the townships participation on installing a 15-inch tile with Ken Elwer when they would not do anything for him when he installed an 8” tile. The trustees explain to him that the County Engineer was involve with the Elwer

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project and the township had water flow going to this tile. When Calvelage did his the Engineer’s Office was not involved and the trustees contacted the Assistant Prosecutor’s office and was advised that the township couldn’t contributed to the cost. Jim Miller gave the trustees the minutes from the Zoning Boards meeting in regards to the re-zoning of the Nathan Lee property on Grone Road. The trustees will hold a public hearing in regards to this at 12:30 p.m. on Friday at the Marion Township Office. Joe Westhoven from Slurry Seal of Toledo gave the trustees information about crack sealing and also different ways to re-do roads vs. tar and chipping. Road Foreman Elwer presented a quote from DJL Materials for product that the township could do their own crack sealing and the trustees asked him to get a firm commitment from them to get the applicator to do this. Residents for the Huffer and Ridge roads area contacted Elwer in regards to truck traffic doing damage to the road and berm. Trustee asked Elwer to see if he could find out who this might be so they can be contacted and asked to use more main roads. This same problem is occurring at McBride and Piquad roads. Residents from the Lehman Road and Fifth Street area contacted him regarding people turning on Lehman Road, thinking it is the entrance to US 30 East. Elwer contacted the county and they will get with ODOT to see if some signs can be moved to make it less confusing. He reported that one of the new tractors should be in sometime in March and the other in May. Elwer gave the trustees a proposal to have all of the lighting changed at the township facilities to be more efficient and be able to get replacement bulbs in the future. Trustee Violet made a motion to have this done contingent that AEP approves it so the township gets the discount available. Trustee Youngpeter seconded the motion which passed unanimously. Fiscal Officer Kimmet gave the trustees the Fund Status report and the Bank

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“Is it worse to be scared than to be bored, that is the question.” — Gertrude Stein, American writer (1874-1946)

Top Afghan commander urges US stay on course
DONNA CASSATA Associated Press WASHINGTON — Republicans looking for a political opening to challenge President Barack Obama on national security got little help Tuesday from the top military commander in Afghanistan, who insisted that the White House is heeding his advice. In his much-anticipated appearance before Congress, Marine Gen. John Allen said shifting the security responsibility from U.S. and coalition troops to Afghan forces is on track more than 10 years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and after more than a decade of war. The ongoing conflict has divided Congress and increased the public demand to bring the 90,000 U.S. troops home, a call that grew louder in recent weeks after burnings of Qurans and a shooting spree that killed 16 Afghan civilians stoked anti-American rage. The current plan calls for the U.S. to withdraw its surge force of 23,000 American troops by the end of September, with a complete drawdown by December 2014. Allen told the House Armed Services Committee that he would assess the insurgency threat and the progress of coalition JACK GILLUM, SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press forces later this year before recommending the pace of future withdrawals — a step that pushes that decision past the November elections. Republicans repeatedly pressed Allen on whether the White House, facing electionyear pressure to speed up the drawdown, was at odds with the military commanders, dictating the mission or the size of the U.S. force. Republicans hope to challenge the Democratic commanderin-chief on national security issues, but the killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, a weakened al-Qaida and the end of combat operations in Iraq have given the GOP limited opportunities to criticize Obama. The president gets high marks in public opinion polls on national security. Focusing on the narrative that Obama isn’t listening to his commanders, Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, questioned what Allen would do if the administration announces, without his input, what the size of the U.S. force in Afghanistan should be. “I’ve been given no indications that there is a number that will ultimately be detailed to me to build a strategy around,” Allen said.

One Year Ago • The Peony Pageant Selection Ceremony for Queen Jubilee XXXVI will be held April 1 at the Marsh Foundation Auditorium on Lincoln Highway. Contestants include: Mari Young – Crestview; Korey Boggs, Jefferson; Hillary Ludwig – Lincolnview; Abby Evans – Parkway; Kaitlin Relyea – Paulding; Amellia Wiseman - Vantage; Renee Chen – Van Wert, and Lauren Holtsberry – Wayne Trace. 25 Years Ago — 1987 • Ten members of Miss and Master, Ohio Conservation League, met in the home of Carol Wittler. Election of officers was held with the following results: president, Martha Fischbach; co-vice presidents, Marilyn Kaufman and Agnes Swint; secretary, Mary Ann Rode; treasurer, Jean Hilvers; and reporter-historian, Helen Devitt. • Just as the buzzards found their way to Hickley last weekend, the swallows to Capistrana yesterday, the Lady Blue Jays winged their way into the Class A championship game Saturday on the strength of a 58-53 victory over the Green Wave of Newark Catholic. The Lady Jays will meet Chillicothe Unioto in the nightcap of Thursday’s semi-final round at St. John Arena, Columbus. • Nearly 200 relatives and friends attended the 100th birthday celebration of Elizabeth (Bessie) Watkins at the Fellowship Hall, Gomer United Church of Christ. Maggie Harter of Delphos was the oldest guest. Bertha Clevenger of Lima Manor was among those over 90 at the party. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • The Fort Amanda Girl Scout Camp Woodhaven will be available to all girls in the council area exclusively for troop camping and day camping this coming summer as the result of the decision reached at the last meeting of the council’s board of directors. Mrs. Howard Raabe, Neighborhood Chairman, has stated that June 11 has been set as the tentative date for Delphos Girl Scouts. • Mrs. Charles A. Rohrbacher was re-elected president of the Junior Mothers Club, a branch of the Child Conservation League here, at a meeting held Tuesday night in the home of Mrs. Vernon R. Kill on East Cleveland Street. Other officers elected to serve during the coming year include Mrs. Robert Arnzen, vice president; Mrs. Hubert Niedecken, secretary; Mrs. Leander Calvelage, treasurer, and Mrs. William Swick, reporter. • Jerry Miller, member of the Delphos Throttle Twisters, was the first place winner in the March Club run and Donna Vogt was top winner in the poker run. The March club run was sponsored by Abie Vogt and Dick Kuhn. Honoring two members, John Reed and Paul Wilson, who will leave Thursday for their training with the Army, the club held a potluck supper March 17 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Miller in Middle Point.


Education woes may be linked to national security

75 Years Ago — 1937 • Amelia Earhart’s $80,000 plane crashed on the Luke field runway Saturday as she attempted to take off for Howland Island on the second phase of her round-the-world flight. Earhart and her companions Captain Harry Manning and Fred Noonan, navigators, escaped injury. The plane was not damaged badly. • Members of the Young Ladies Sodality of St. John’s Catholic Church are going forward with plans for the Easter dance. The dance will be given on Easter Sunday evening. Bob Deikman and his well-known orchestra will play for the dancing. • Rita Hammons was hostess to the members of the Youth Fellowship Society of the Christian Church at a meeting held in the church basement Friday evening. New WASHINGTON — officers were elected as follows: Carl Miller, president; Mary What’s in a name? Stocklin, vice president; Martha Spring, secretary; Betty Most of us, perhaps regretMiller, treasurer; Anna Hawkins, editor; and Harry Rice, tably, do not get to select our sergeant-at-arms. own names and are saddled with our parents’ projections of what we might be. It is entertaining to consider what name we might select for ourselves and what that name might suggest about us. Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum recently got this chance when they selected their Secret Service code names. Customarily, presidents are assigned a code name, but candidates get to choose their own. Romney picked “Javelin” and Santorum picked “Petrus,” both telling titles, though even the least cynical among us can appreciate the ironies attached to each. There’s some discussion about whether Romney’s refers to a vehicle or a weapon, but either would tie into his biography. The Secret Service offered “Javelin” for that reason, according to Romney’s campaign. Javelin was the name of a “pony” car built between 1967 and 1974 by American Motors Corp., which was once run by George Romney. A two-door hardtop, it was the sort of car one might expect to appeal to guys who liked to go fast — or who

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s security and economic prosperity are at risk if America’s schools don’t improve, warns a task force led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Joel Klein, the former chancellor of New York City’s school system. The report, obtained by The Associated Press, cautions that far too many schools fail to adequately prepare students. “The dominant power of the 21st century will depend on human capital,” it said. “The failure to produce that capital will undermine American security.” The task force said the State Department and U.S. intelligence agencies face critical shortfalls in the number of foreign language speakers, and that fields such as science, defense and aerospace are at particular risk because a shortage of skilled workers is expected to worsen as baby boomers retire. According to the panel, 75 percent of young adults don’t qualify to serve in the military because they are physically unfit, have criminal records or inadequate levels of education. That’s in part because 1 in 4 students fails to graduate from high school in four years, and a high school diploma or the equivalent is needed to join the military. But another 30 percent of high school graduates don’t do well enough in math, science and English on an aptitude test to serve in the military, the report said. The task force, consisting of 30 members with backgrounds in areas such as education and foreign affairs, was organized by the Council on Foreign Relations, a New York-based research and policy organization focused on international issues. The report was scheduled to be released Tuesday. Too many Americans are deficient in both global awareness and knowledge that is “essential for understanding America’s allies and its adversaries,” the report concludes.

More US drilling didn’t drop gas price
cent when seasonally adjusted. Prices in those three years went from $2.07 per gallon to $3.58. It was a case of drilling more and paying much more. U.S. oil production is back to the same level it was in March 2003, when gas cost $2.10 per gallon when adjusted for inflation. But that’s not what prices are now. That’s because oil is a global commodity and U.S. production has only a tiny influence on supply. Factors far beyond the control of a nation or a president dictate the price of gasoline. When you put the inflationadjusted price of gas on the same chart as U.S. oil production since 1976, the numbers sometimes go in the same direction, sometimes in opposite directions. If drilling for more oil meant lower prices, the lines on the chart would consistently go in opposite directions. A basic statistical measure of correlation found no link between the two, and outside statistical experts confirmed those calculations. “Drill, baby, drill has nothing to do with it,” said Judith Dwarkin, chief energy economist at ITG investment research. Two other energy economists said the same thing and experts in the field have been making that observation for decades. The statistics directly contradict the title of GOP presidential candidate Newt

One exchange with the chairman of the Armed Services panel, Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., underscored that Allen and his commander in chief were speaking from the same page at this stage in the conflict. “Have you been given assurances by the White House that you can have the forces that you believe you need through the end of the 2013 fighting season?” McKeon asked. “I have been given assurances by the White House that we’re in a strategic conversation, chairman. There has been no number mentioned. There has been no number that has been specifically implied,” Allen said. “There’s an excellent, I believe, strategic conversation that is going on, that will account for my recommendation, the recommendation of the theater commander, and the Joint Staff in this process. And I’m very pleased, frankly, with where we are in that conversation now.” “Has the White House always followed your best military judgment?” McKeon asked. “As the commander in Afghanistan, it has, sir,” Allen said.

WASHINGTON — It’s the political cure-all for high gas prices: Drill here, drill now. But more U.S. drilling has not changed how deeply the gas pump drills into your wallet, math and history show. A statistical analysis of 36 years of monthly, inflationadjusted gasoline prices and U.S. domestic oil production by The Associated Press shows no statistical correlation between how much oil comes out of U.S. wells and the price at the pump. If more domestic oil drilling worked as politicians say, you’d now be paying about $2 a gallon for gasoline. Instead, you’re paying the highest prices ever for March. Political rhetoric about the blame over gas prices and the power to change them — whether Republican claims now or Democrats’ charges four years ago — is not supported by cold, hard figures. And that’s especially true about oil drilling in the U.S. More oil production in the United States does not mean consistently lower prices at the pump. Sometimes prices increase as American drilling ramps up. That’s what has happened in the past three years. Since February 2009, U.S. oil production has increased 15 per-


A rose isn’t always a rose

Gingrich’s 2008 book “Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less,” as well as the campaign-trail claims from the GOP presidential candidates. The late 1980s and 1990s show exactly how domestic drilling is not related to gas prices. Seasonally adjusted U.S. oil production dropped steadily from February 1986 until three years ago. But starting in March 1986, inflationadjusted gas prices fell below the $2-a-gallon mark and stayed there for most of the rest of the 1980s and 1990s. Production between 1986 and 1999 dropped by nearly onethird. If the drill-now theory were correct, prices should have soared. Instead they went down by nearly a dollar. The AP analysis used Energy Department figures for regular unleaded gas prices adjusted for inflation to 2012 dollars, oil production and oil demand. The figures go back to January 1976, the earliest the Energy Department keeps figures on unleaded gas prices. University of South Carolina statistics professor John Grego, New York University statistics professor Edward Melnick and David Peterson, a retired Duke University statistics professor, looked at the analysis, ran their own calculations, including several complicated formulas, and came to the same conclusion.

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Point of View
saw themselves as kinda cool in a slicked-back hair kind of way. It was, in fact, one of Romney’s first cars. Alternatively, the code name could refer to the trackand-field event and evoke the Olympics, which Romney famously guided from red to black ink. The javelin otherwise is no wimp’s weapon, if one were inclined to embrace its utilitarian value, and dates back to Paleolithic times. Whichever the case, Romney’s self-image is clearly tied to a successful business model, with a hint of Olympian physicality and a symbolic representation of strength, speed and purpose. Ironically, Romney, though not an athlete, does look as though he stepped down from Mount Olympus. Santorum is of an entirely different order. To those who know him, his selection of Petrus is perfect, again tinged with irony. In Latin, petrus means rock and also is associated with Saint Peter, the first

pope of the Catholic Church. Jesus said to Peter, “Upon this rock I will build my church,” and so Peter did. St. Peter’s Basilica, the centerpiece of The Vatican, is built upon the bones of St. Peter. To behold the famous piazza is to consider Peter’s life and how a man like Santorum might identify with it. In the middle of the “square,” which really isn’t a square, is an enormous obelisk that was brought to Rome by Emperor Caligula in 37 A.D. Originally placed south of the basilica in what is known as the Circus of Nero, it was conceivably the last thing Peter saw as he died – crucified upside down, as was his wish. Peter said he wasn’t worthy to be crucified in the same way as the Son of God. All of this and more are contained in the name Petrus — and in the self-image of one Rick Santorum. Grandiose? Or self-sacrificing, humble and willing to submit to public humiliation and agony? The truth may be somewhere in between. When it comes to his principles, Santorum is a rock. Or rather, a boulder: solid, sturdy, unmovable. Whether you agree with those principles, one can’t help admiring his courage in the face of unyieldingly cruel contempt from some quar-

ters. In defense of human life from conception, Santorum is willing to step into the lion’s den. Whether his inflexibility on certain core beliefs is religious fanaticism or mere stubbornness — or represents a steely spine many find lacking in today’s arena — is a matter for voters to discern. Ironically, the man who perhaps sees himself in the image of the first pope of the Catholic Church has performed poorly among Catholics. His biggest supporters are evangelicals, while Catholics prefer Romney. A name may be a name may be a name, but the differences between a fast car and a sharp spear — and a brave, martyred pope — are not small. And though it would be silly to place too much emphasis on what a man calls himself, the subtleties therein aren’t entirely trivial. Consider that Herman Cain called himself “Cornbread,” suggesting both his sense of humor and his lack of seriousness. Republicans considering their nominee to wage battle against President Obama would do well to choose their candidate wisely. Will it be fast, sleek and sharp? Or pious, brave and steadfast?
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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Dandelion greens a sure sign of spring
BY LOVINA EICHER The sun is shining and the temperature is over 60 degrees this morning. It looks like it will be another gorgeous day and spring only officially begins tomorrow. All signs of spring are here, first among them: the rhubarb is peeping through and winter onions are up. Also the horseradish and tea plants are starting to grow. Trees are budding and the grass is extra green for this time of the year. We had our first meal of dandelion greens last night. Last year it was about a month later before we found enough for a meal. I steamed some potatoes and boiled some eggs to mix with the dandelion greens and sour cream. Sour cream I make with Miracle Whip salad dressing, vinegar, milk and salt. Joe grilled T-bone steaks to go along with the meal. We also had sliced Colby cheese which is a favorite around here. I buy the Colby cheese by the horn which is usually 15 to 16 pounds. It is so much cheaper to do it that way than to buy a few pounds at a time. A horn of cheese does not last long around here with our size family. We eat cheese in sandwiches, casseroles, soups or just with crackers for a snack. I think the cheese doesn’t taste driedout as much as the small packages in grocery stores. If we need shredded cheese we shred just the Colby cheese which tastes so much better than the pre-packaged kind you buy in stores. Years ago when we had cows and sold milk, we would always order our horn of cheese off the milkman. We took advantage of the nice weather this week and washed all our curtains, cleaned the windows and put in the screens. Looks so much more refreshing to see the white, crisp curtains on the clean windows. A few weeks ago one of the big oak trees in our yard uprooted knocking down one half of two smaller pine trees. Joe and some of the children worked on cutting the wood and burning the branches on Saturday. The bigger logs we might be able to sell to the local sawmill. The rest we will keep for firewood. Our neighbor, Steve, brought his larger chain-saw to help Joe cut the bigger area by the stump. Joe’s chain-saws were not long enough to cut all the way through. On Saturday, we also carried the patio table, chairs and rockers out of the basement to put on the front porch again. Last night we already enjoyed eating supper on the porch. We let our coal stove go out a week ago. We hope the nice weather is here to stay. Joe wants to till the garden this week so we can plant


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TODAY 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Kiwanis Club, Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. 7:30 p.m. — Hope Lodge 214 Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Temple, North Main Street. Sons of the American Legion meet at the Delphos Legion hall. The Ottoville Board of Education meets in the elementary building. The Fort Jennings Board of Education meets in the library. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 7:30 p.m. — American Legion Post 268, 415 N. State St. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club, A&W DriveIn, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Thrift Store, North Main Street. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.


some of the early things like peas, potatoes, radishes and so forth. On our list to do this week is raking the yard. The grass is really growing fast and I don’t think it will be long before we have to mow it. Our solar-powered freezer is staying charged well with all the sunshine. It even charges some on cloudy days. With spring weather here it is time to start thinking about rhubarb. Mom would make rhubarb pie and rhubarb shortcake. We’d eat the shortcake warm and pour milk over it. My children like to eat it with ice cream. We didn’t have ice cream around the house when I was growing up since we didn’t have freezers. Rhubarb-custard pie is another favorite around here. Our children also love rhubarb juice. We just finished our last quart this week so we’ll be eager to make more this spring. This is another delicious way to use the early rhubarb. Give it a try! RHUBARB BREAD 1 1/3 cup brown sugar 2/3 cup vegetable oil 1 beaten egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup sour milk 2 1/2 cups flour 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 cups chopped rhubarb 1/2 cup nuts (optional) Mix everything together and pour batter into 2 greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until done.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Baker, Gelhaus Bulldogs crash the party all-Ohioans in state basketball
The Associated Press COLUMBUS — Ada senior Konnor Baker and Fort Recovery junior Wade Gelhaus were named to the All-Ohio Division IV boys basketball team as released Tuesday night by the Associated Press. Columbus Grove senior Connor Kohls, Leipsic’s Ty Maag, Miller City’s Brent Hermiller and St. Henry’s Kyle Stahl were honored with honorable-mention status. Lima Central Catholic senior Tyler O’Connor was a second-teamer in Division III, while Ottawa-Glandorf’s Michael Rosebrock was a third-teamer. Senior Eli Bowers of Spencerville and Mitchell Campbell of Versailles were honorable mention The 2011-12 Associated Press Division IV and Division III All-Ohio boys basketball teams, based on the recommendations of a media panel:
DIVISION IV FIRST TEAM: Dylan Kaufman, Berlin Hiland, 6-5, sr., 17.8; Andy Hoying, Jackson Ctr., 6-5, sr., 17.1; Jett Speelman, Newark Cath., 6-7, jr., 18.1; Konnor Baker, Ada, 6-3, sr., 20.6; Wade Gelhaus, Ft. Recovery, 6-5, jr., 19.5; Austin Loop, S. Webster, 6-4, sr., 17.1; Demonte Flannigan, Cleve. VASJ, 6-8, jr., 16.5; Seth Troyer, Dalton, 5-11, sr., 17.5. Players of the year: Dylan Kaufman, Berlin Hiland; Andy Hoying, Jackson Ctr. Coaches of the year: Mark Schlabach, Berlin Hiland; Scott Elchert, Jackson Ctr.; Matt Ripke, Edgerton. SECOND TEAM: Fuquan Tucker, Cols. Africentric, 6-3, sr., 14.4; Seger Bonifant, Berlin Hiland, 6-7, sr., 15.6; Thayne Recker, Arlington, 6-4, sr., 16.6; Ryan Arington, Cin. Christian., 6-6, jr., 19.1; Zach Garber, Vanlue, 6-9, jr., 19.7; Travis Combs, Manchester, 6-2, sr., 20.4. THIRD TEAM: Alton Frizzell, Millersport, 6-3, jr., 20.4; Steven Carpenter, Lancaster Fairfield Christian Acad., 6-4, soph., 23.0; Luke Shetler, Plain City Shekinah Christian, 6-0, sr., 19.2; Zak Kirkbride, Zanesville Rosecrans, 6-6, sr., 17.3; Brody Flegal, Edgerton, 6-5, sr., 14.5; Tyler Noel, Portsmouth Notre Dame, 6-0, sr., 10.9; Matt Knight, Windham, 5-10, jr., 17.3. Special Mention Brandon Bailey, Bowerston Conotton Valley; Travis Tucci, Malvern; Tyler Fitzpatrick, Barnesville; Aaron Parry, Zanesville Rosecrans; Brian Kelly, Springfield Cath. Cent.; D.J. Wingfield, Cin. Lockland; Devon Foster, Day. Jefferson; Alex Baker, Sidney Lehman; Justin Mahlmeister, Ironton St. Joseph; Tate Lang, Waterford; Andrew Roseberry, Racine Southern; Cory Haner, Crown City South Gallia; Chad Lands, Beaver Eastern; Levi Horsley, New Boston Glenwood; Matt Metcalf, North Robinson Colonel Crawford; Ryan Aelker, Holgate; Duane Gibson, Cleve. VASJ; Ishaam Smith, Richmond Hts.; Tommie Scales, Richmond Hts.; Rico Jones, Richmond Hts.; Bryan Gee, Willoughby Cornerstone Christian; Darin Lewis, Cleve. Cuyahoga Hts.; Cole O’Dell, Vienna Mathews; Matt Spitler, Cortland Maplewood; Stephen Politano, McDonald; Mike Duma, Mogadore; Devaugn Adams, Youngs. Christian. Honorable Mention Joe Delisio, Lancaster Fisher Cath.; Zach Maughmer, Millersport; David Meurer, Newark Cath.; Justin Reife, Powell Village Acad.; Tarron Taylor, Cols. Wellington; Jonathon Wiechman, Caldwell; Max Kapron, Malvern; Brett Price, Hannibal River; Sam Jackson, Beallsville; Brannt Pieniazek, Steubenville Cath. Cent.; Zac Lyon, Bowerston Conotton Valley; Mark Lieberman, Day. Christian; Lucas Holden, Cin. St. BernardElmwood Place; Alex Meyer, Jackson Ctr.; Roland Newsome, Yellow Springs; Wes Mink, Cin. Country Day; Cody Bruce, Franklin Furnace Green; Justin Crager, Sciotoville Community East; Patrick Bias, Sciotoville Community East; J.P. Kayser and Brad Pierron, Portsmouth Notre Dame; Nathan Roberts, Racine Southern; John Johnson, Crown City South Gallia; Quentin Williams, Leesburg Fairfield; Doc Seip, Mowrystown Whiteoak; Max Carnahan, Reedsville Eastern; Nick Warnement, Tiffin Calvert; Connor Kohls, Columbus Grove; Ty Maag, Leipsic; Brent Hermiller, Miller City; Alex Opfer, Sandusky St. Mary; Gage Beaber, Gibsonburg; Jared Sturt, Tol. Maumee Valley; Kyle Stahl, St. Henry; Tyson Lautanen, Fairport Harbor Harding; Karlton Garner, Cleve. VASJ; Brian Parker, Cleve. VASJ; Brandon Gee, Willoughby Cornerstone Christian; Frank Barber, Richmond Hts.; Zac Singletary, Elyria First Baptist; Cody Stokes, Leetonia; Nate Scott, Wellsville; Zach Youngs, Vienna Mathews; Chris Whitman, North Bloomfield; Kenny Bolyard, Kinsman Badger; Chase Moyer, Dalton; Isaac Haver, Kidron Central Christian; Cameron Pozsgai, Windham; Hunter Van Camp, Mogadore; Dean Donatelli, Lowellville.



DIVISION III FIRST TEAM: Damon Jones, Bedford Chanel, 6-1, sr., 19.6; Peyton Aldridge, Leavittsburg LaBrae, 6-7, soph., 15.0; Nolan Todd, Collins Western Reserve, 6-1, sr., 17.5; Dion McKinley, Portsmouth, 6-5, sr., 19.0; Andrew Benintendi, Cin. Madeira, 5-10, jr., 24.2; Brandon Taylor, Coshocton, 6-4, sr., 21.0; Isaac McGlone, Bloom-Carroll, 6-1, jr., 17.2. Players of the year: Dion McKinley, Portsmouth; Isaac McGlone, Bloom-Carroll; Andrew Benintendi, Cin. Madeira. Coaches of the year: Michael Bradley, Cin. Summit Country Day; Gene Collins, Portsmouth; Tom Petty, Bloom-Carroll. SECOND TEAM: Austin McMaster, Chesapeake, 6-5, sr., 19.2; A.J. Ireland, Bloom-Carroll, 6-3, sr., 18.8; Tanner Stoffer, West Lafayette Ridgewood, 6-4, sr., 19.6; Evan Bradds, Jamestown Greeneview, 6-7, jr., 18.8; Tyler O’Connor, Lima Cent. Cath., 6-3, sr., 11.7; Ron Rogers, New Middletown Springfield, 6-3, sr., 18.0; Ryan Logan, Fredericktown, 6-6, jr., 24.1. THIRD TEAM: Shon Smith, Beverly Ft. Frye, 6-0, jr., 18.6; Zac Carter, Ironton, 5-8, jr., 22.2; Wayne Evans, Portsmouth, 6-2, sr., 16.0; Levi Licata, Jeromesville Hillsdale, 6-4, sr., 16.4; Tim Goff, Burton Berkshire, 6-7, sr., 19.4; Michael Rosebrock, OttawaGlandorf, 6-4, jr., 11.8; Blake Green, Delta, 6-4, sr., 16.4. Special Mention Julian Johnson, Cols. Horizon Science; Kolby Snyder, Mount Gilead; Cody Schau, Martins Ferry; Duane Troyer, Sugarcreek Garaway; Eli Hurst, Sarahsville Shenandoah; Gunner Shirk, Casstown Miami East; Luke Creditt, Waynesville; Max Hassel, Cin. Clark Montessori; Trey Fletcher, Ironton; Blake Yates, Lucasville Valley; Dylan Gragg, Chillicothe Huntington; Nigel Courts, Wellston; Seth Rall, Bucyrus Wynford; Rashad Smith, Millbury Lake; Caleb Schillace, LaGrange Keystone; Anthony Fears, Lorain Clearview; David Linane, Gates Mills Gilmour Acad.; John Davis, Beachwood; Jeremy Holley, Elyria Cath.; Cody Dillon, Newton Falls; Jaylen Mann, Youngs. Liberty; Drew Brenner, Orrville; Drew Kline, West Salem Northwestern; Cody Berg, Garrettsville Garfield; Ryan Strollo, Youngs. Ursuline; Brandon Pluchinsky, Canfield South Range. Honorable Mention Alan Andrix, AmandaClearcreek; Antonio Blount, Cols. Horizon Science; Rodney Porter, Heath; Zach Ratcliff, Cols. Academy; Brooks Weygandt, Worthington Christian; Jacob Bailey, Belmont Union Local; Drew Jarvis, Coshocton; Christian Grove, West Lafayette Ridgewood; Zach Eddy, Beverly Fort Frye; Kyle Larrick, Lore City Buckeye Trail; Ryan Troyer, Sugarcreek Garaway; Joey Adleta, Middletown Madison; Mitchell Campbell, Versailles; Erik Edwards, Cin. Roger Bacon; Kevin Johnson, Cin. Summit County Day; Jake Adams, Camden Preble Shawnee; Eric Kennedy and Patrick Hintz, Chesapeake; Brandon Barnes, South Point; Austin McBee, Minford; Jake Ullman, Belpre; Michael Brown, Chillicothe Southeastern; Wes Beam, Chillicothe Zane Trace; Daniel Kline, Nelsonville-York; Trent Arey, Peebles; Zach Farmer, Piketon; Chase Lawson and Jordan Payne, Sardinia Eastern Brown; Dane Held, New London; Luke Kammeyer, Archbold; Rob Rucki, Findlay Liberty-Benton; Eli Bowers, Spencerville; Zach Santo, Kirtland; Will Starks and David Nelson, Gates Mills Hawken; Jason Perry, Wellington; Tommie Williams and Kyree Brewer, Bedford Chanel; Tim Cross, Andover Pymatuning Valley; Travis Smetana, Burton Berkshire; Drew Fecko, Garfield Hts. Trinity; Steve Klotzle, Smithville; Bryce Maxwell, Creston Norwayne; Alex Bates, Smithville; Preston Sirochman and Jeremy Quinlan, Brookfield; Matt Szorady, Leavittsburg LaBrae; Mike Conley, Rootstown; Trevor Mowery, Loudonville; Dan Good, Canfield South Range.

our school leader in points — around 1,680 points — and blocked shots at over 240.” Thompson knows that The Elida boys basketball this edition of Bulldogs is no team had high expectations 1-man operation, especially coming into 2011-12 with a with the emergence of the likes of sophomore number of returning returnee Dakota players back from Mathias for the 23-3 last winter’s team. unit. The Bulldogs have “He averages 13 lived up to them, points, five rebounds making a record run and five assists per to the Division II state game but to me, that is semifinals Friday no surprise. I expectafternoon versus ed this ever since his St. Clairsville at the eighth-grade year,” Jerome Schottenstein McAdams the coach continued. Center. One of those returnees was “He is one of those guys that fourth-year starter Reggie just plays and plays and plays McAdams, a 6-6 senior who basketball; no question, he’s was recently named co-Play- a good player and we trusted er of the Year in Division him enough to be our starting II (21 points per game, 9.0 point guard as a freshman. He understands what we want in rebounds, 4.0 blocks). “We had some good our offense. “Cory Royster (a 6-4 senior players back from last year. Reggie is the leader; he was transfer from Shawnee) goes the Division III Offensive 6-4, 250 pounds; for a guy Player of the Year in football so big, he is really deceiving and has carried that over,” at how well he gets up and Elida coach Denny Thompson down the floor and he has began. “He is such a tremen- such great hands and feet. dous athlete: he leads us in He nearly averages a doublevirtually every category and double and his defense inside as a sophomore, he jumped has been a very big part of 6-7 in the high jump at the our effort. “My son, Aric (Thompson), state meet. It took him a while to get his basketball game has really improved a ton this going after the long run in year, especially his on-ball football; he really started to defense. He is also a 46-perhit his stride about the begin- cent 3-point shooter; when he can set his feet, he is a deadly ning of February. “Reggie has always want- shooter. “Our fifth starter, Ebin ed the ball in his hands. As a freshman, he hit a late shot to Stratton, is such a long and beat Toledo Libbey to get us athletic sit-down defender at to the regionals then. He’s the 6-3; he is our best defender quarterback; he wants to be in and he has gone up against control. He may not always some excellent offensive take the big shot but he wants players. He doesn’t average a to make the decisions. He is lot of points (2.5) but it’s his


Racers add another home baseball game LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio baseball team has added another game to its 2012 schedule; the Racers will host Wright State University-Lake Campus at 4 p.m. March 27. The Racers are currently on the Spring Break Trip in Florida. They have gone 2-1, with wins over University of St. Francis, Ind., and SCAD Savannah. To view a complete UNOH baseball schedule, visit www. ----Racer men down SCAD, Lady Racers fall in tennis action

Bluffton keeps bats rolling in 18-8 win over Ohio Northern BLUFFTON — The Beavers notched their sixth win of the year on Tuesday in a big way, beating the visiting Ohio Northern Polar Bears 18-8 at Memorial Field. With the win Bluffton improved to 6-8 on the season while the Polar Bears dipped to 4-9. A 15-run splurge by the Beavers in innings five, six and seven was the difference as Bluffton forced the visitors to use seven pitchers on the day. The Beavers gave up one run in the top of the first but answered in the bottom half when Nick Broyles (Toledo/Whitmer) hit a bases-loaded double that scored Kyle Niermann (Napoleon) and Tyler Stephenson (Springfield/Northwestern), giving Bluffton a 2-1 advantage after one inning. The Polar Bears scored a run in the top of the fifth to take a 5-3 lead but the home team answered with five runs in the bottom of the inning, highlighted by a Broyles 3-run bomb that plated Stephenson and Tyler Wright (Troy) for an 8-5 lead heading into the sixth inning. The Beavers answered an Ohio Northern run in the top of the sixth with four more in the bottom of the frame. An RBI single by Niermann scored Broyles. A basesclearing 3-run double by Miles Richardson (Granville/ Newark Catholic) drove in Mike Castro (Reynoldsburg), pinch-runner Christian Vail (Lucas) and Niermann, making the score 12-6 going to the seventh. The Polar Bears managed to push across two runs in the top of the seventh but the Beavers responded again by scoring six more in the bottom to push the lead out to 18-8. David Ianiro (Highland Heights) closed the game by striking out three batters in the top of the ninth to cap the Beavers’ sixth win of the season and third in their last four contests. Niermann, Richardson and Broyles led the Beavers
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defense that is vital to us. “Mike McDonald is so quick coming off the bench as a point guard; when he’s in control, he is such a tough player to defend and keep from getting to the basket. He gets the ball where it needs to go but at times, we have to live with the turnovers. “Our seventh player, Brandon Stinson, is a transfer from Lima Senior and he has had some health issues to deal with as well. He’s another great athlete and he’s as healthy as he’s been all year. “Jeremy Newby is another strong and athletic senior at 6-2; he was a key part of our success this year until he broke his foot around the first of January. That was some adversity that we’ve had to overcome.” Bringing it all together has been the key in this historic run: for the first time ever, the Elida boys cagers have won a regional game and now a regional title. “Our offense has taken time to hit its stride, especially because we had more than Reggie play football,” Thompson said. We knew coming in that we could score and we would score. It just came down to us being able to stop people, especially in the half-court. The defense has been solid all season; it’s always been there. “Our schedule in the Western Buckeye League really prepares us well; it does nothing but help us. Our last three games really set the tone for our tournament

run, including going on the road to Defiance and getting the win. Throw in our non-conference competition like Toledo Central Catholic and that has also prepared us well.” It has also helped the Bulldogs develop more facets of their game on both ends of the court. “We run a lot of sets offensively. If we had our way, it would be all transition for us but that is not possible,” Thompson explained. “Even our transition has a structured look. When we set up, we have a lot of verbals and sets. “Defensively, we were man-to-man all season but because we went against some pretty good offensive players in the tournament run, we’ve gone more to a zone at times.” Thompson, who has been at Elida, his alma mater (1974), for 29 years, gives a lot of credit to his former boss in the program, current UNOH head men’s coach Chris Adams. “I coached for 20 years with Chris and I took over for him six years ago,” he added. “Even though he’s been gone those six years, I still feel he is a big part of the progress of this program and where we are now. He was a big part of the progression of this program. “The carry-over from one sport to another isn’t out of the ordinary. We had success in football and with a number of those same kids, it’s normal for success to breed success.”

KISSIMMEE, FLA. — The University of Northwestern Ohio men’s tennis team downed SCAD 6-3 Tuesday night, while the Lady Racers fell 8-1. The Racer men improved to 11-3, while the Lady Racers fell to 8-5.
MEN Doubles: No. 1: Jeff Brown/Gustavo Ruedo (UNOH) 8-6 over Dean Loock/Kaan Yayali. No. 2: Romeo Juhasz/Darnell Squbin (SCAD) 9-8(3) over Sam Rutter/Alexander Hager. No. 3: Cassio Sirimarco/Emin Alpan (UNOH) 8-0 over Manatsa Mazimbe/Alexis Roberts. Singles: No. 1: Dean Loock (SCAD) 3-6 7-5 6-1 over Jeff Brown. No. 2: Gustavo Rueda (UNOH) 6-4, 6-4 over Romeo Juhasz. No. 3: Darnell Squbin (SCAD) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(0) over Emin Alpan. No. 4 Akira Kuwada (UNOH) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 over Manatsa Mazimbe. No. 5: Alexander Hager (UNOH) 7-6(1), 6-2 over Alexis Roberts. No. 6: Paulo Conceicao (UNOH), forfeit. WOMEN Doubles: No. 1: Theresa Schmaus/ Magdalena Bresson (SCAD) 8-0 over Jessie Stambaugh/Nathalia da Silva 8-0. No. 2: Maria Barragan/Carolina Viteri (SCAD) 8-4 over Shaleigh McClintock/Shaye Warman. No. 3: Tara Carr/Andrea Arango (UNOH) 8-6 over Ana Dominguez/ Andrea Gonzalez. Singles: No. 1: Theresa Schmaus (SCAD) 6-0, 6-3 over Andrea Arango. No. 2: Magdalena Bresson (SCAD) 6-1, 6-0 over Shaleigh McClintock. No. 3: Maria Barragan (SCAD) 6-1, 6-0 over Shaye Warman. No. 4: Carolina Viteri (SCAD) 6-2, 6-3 over Nathalia da Silva. No. 5: Charlotte Debrey (SCAD) 7-5, 6-0 over Jessie Stambaugh. No. 6: Ana Dominguez (SCAD) 6-1, 6-1 over Tara Carr. -----

at the plate. Niermann went 3-for-5 at the dish, drove in three runs and scored twice. Richardson finished 3-for-6 with four RBI, while Broyles went 2-of-4 with five RBI and three runs scored. Halen Core (Reynoldsburg) earned the win on the hill for the Beavers, improving his record to 2-0 on the year. The freshman flame-thrower tossed 3.1 innings, giving up two earned runs on five hits, and tallied five strikeouts with one walk. Freshman Brad Schlabach (Fredericksburg/ Hiland) started for the Beavers, giving up four runs (two earned) on seven hits while striking out three and not walking a batter. The Bluffton staff registered 11 strikeouts and allowed just one free pass, while ONU walked nine batters and hit three others. The Beavers travel to Manchester on Friday for their first HCAC series of the season with the Spartans. They will get back to action at home on March 27 when they welcome Denison (4:15 p.m.) to Memorial Field. ---#23 Trine improves to 13-3 with sweep of Beavers ANGOLA, IND. — The Bluffton University softball team dropped a pair of games at Trine University on Tuesday. The Thunder improved to 13-3 on the season, while Bluffton slipped to 10-10 overall after a heartbreaking 5-4 loss in eight innings in which the visitors lead 4-2 in the fifth. Bluffton had the bases loaded with one out in the top of the first and only managed one score as Trine avoided huge damage in the opening frame of game one. Senior Emily Manahan (Columbus/ Bishop Watterson) picked up fellow captain Meagan Price (Toledo/Springfield) for the early lead but Trine closed the door, not allowing another run in the contest. The home team scored in each frame except the fifth en route to a 9-1 mercy-rule victory in six innings. Bluffton put together just six hits, compared to a Trine squad

The Associated Press NCAA WOMEN BOWLING GREEN — Brittney Griner became the second woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament game Tuesday night and Baylor beat ninth-seeded Florida 76-57. After a fairly quiet game-and-a-half to start the tournament, the 6-8 Griner took a pass from a teammate,

stepped toward the hoop, stretched out her right arm and jammed the ball through. Odyssey Sims added 14 points for Baylor (36-0). Azania Stewart led Florida (20-13) with 14. Candace Parker of Tennessee dunked twice in an NCAA tournament game in 2006 against Army. Griner’s
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that smacked 14 safeties, including five for extra bases. Freshman DP Katie Clark (New Palestine, Ind.) went 3-of-3 to pace the Bluffton offense. Sophomore Kayla Owens (Cincinnati/McAuley) took the loss after allowing six runs, three earned, on 10 hits in just 3.2 innings of work. She walked two and struck out three batters. The Beavers again struck with a run in the top of the first to start game two. Katie Clark doubled home Jenelle Theisen (Carleton, MI/St. Mary Catholic Central), before Trine answered with two runs of their own in the bottom of the frame. Bluffton finally got its bats going in the fifth frame, scratching out three runs on three hits and one Thunder error. Chelsie Osborne (Chillicothe/Waverly) led off with a single to center. One out later, freshman Mackenzie Bedlion (Marshallville/ Smithville) ripped an RBI 2-bagger to center field. Pinch-hitter Natalie Nikitas (Jeffersonville, Ind.) picked Bedlion up with a double to left before Shelby Erford (Paulding) crossed the dish thanks to a Trine miscue. An inning later, Trine spoiled the party with a 2-run dinger from Sarah Belote following a 1-out walk. Bluffton was unable to put a run up in the top of the eighth with the international tie-breaker in place as the score remained 4-4 going to home half of the inning. Andi Gasco singled home the game-winning run to cap the sweep 5-4. Clark went 1-of-2 to finish the day 4-of-5 with two doubles and an RBI. Freshman Megan Patton (Waynesfield/Perry) fell to to 3-4 after going the distance. She allowed five runs on six hits with four walks and two strikeouts in 7.1 innings of work. The Beavers finish their MIAA slate when they host Olivet College on Saturday. The first contest is slated for 1 p.m. and it will mark the fourth doubleheader this season against a squad from the MIAA.

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Now a Bronco, Manning says hello to his new team
By ARNIE STAPLETON The Associated Press DENVER — John Elway flashed that mile-wide grin and turned the microphone over to his new quarterback, Peyton Manning. Talk about a powerful pair. Introducing Manning as the newest Denver Bronco on Tuesday, the two Super Bowl winners each talked about hoisting another Lombardi Trophy, this time together. And soon. “I realize I don’t have 14 years left, by any means,” Manning said. “This isn’t something where I’m just building a foundation to do something in two years or three years. This is a ‘now’ situation. We’re going to do whatever we can to win right now. That’s all I’m thinking about right now.” Just so long as Manning’s surgically-repaired neck goes along with the plan. Neither he nor Elway has a doubt it will and the Hall of Famer-turned-executive knew the NFL’s only 4-time MVP was just what his club needed. The franchise has won just two playoff games since Elway’s career came to an end with a second straight Super Bowl triumph in 1999. Denver’s last playoff victory came over Pittsburgh two months ago, when Tim Tebow delivered a stadium-rocking, 80-yard pass to Demaryius Thomas on the first play of overtime. But things change; in the NFL, they can change fast. Tebowmania is now a passing fad in Denver. A couple of photos of Tebow that once adorned the halls at the Broncos’ headquarters were gone Tuesday by the time Manning was introduced. “I believe that he’s got a lot of great football left in him,” Elway said of his new QB. And if that’s true, the Broncos will wind up paying him $96 million over five years under his new deal. After holding up his new, bright orange jersey in a photo op with Elway and owner Pat Bowlen, Manning answered many of the questions that have been bouncing around (Continued from Page 6) dunk was her first of the season and sixth of her career. Parker holds the career record with seven. Griner went 8-of-14 from the field with nine rebounds and six blocks. Baylor hasn’t lost since falling in the quarterfinals of last year’s NCAA tournament. The Lady Bears will face fourth-seeded Georgia Tech in the round of 16 on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa.
No. 11 KANSAS 70, No. 3 DELAWARE 64 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Angel Goodrich scored 27 points to lead Kansas past Delaware and the nation’s leading scorer, Elena Delle Donne. The win moves the Jayhawks (2112) to the second weekend of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1998. They did so by rallying in the second half behind Goodrich, who fell one short of her career high in scorings. The junior was 12-of-21 from the field, 3-of-6 on 3-pointers, and also added six assists. Aishah Sutherland added 12 points and 11 rebounds and Chelsea Gardner had 10 points for Kansas. Delle Donne finished with 34 points for the Blue Hens (31-2), who had their 21-game winning streak snapped. No. 4 GEORGIA TECH 76, No. 5 GEORGETOWN 64 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Sydney Wallace continued her scoring tear with 23 points and Georgia Tech claimed its first berth in the regional semifinals of the women’s NCAA tournament by beating Georgetown. Sasha Goodlett added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Yellow Jackets (26-8). They shot 50 percent and never let Georgetown get closer than eight in the second half while winning for the 15th time in 18 games and prolonging the best season in school history. Now comes their biggest challenge: a trip to Iowa to face Baylor — the tournament’s top overall seed — on Saturday. Sugar Rodgers had 14 points on 4-of-19 shooting for the Hoyas (23-9), who were denied a second straight spot in the round of 16. Georgetown didn’t get closer than 10 in the final 12 minutes. RALEIGH REGIONAL No. 1 NOTRE DAME 73, No. 8 CALIFORNIA 62 SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Natalie Novosel scored 28 points and topseeded Notre Dame pulled away in the second half to beat California and earn a spot in the NCAA tournament’s round of 16. Skylar Diggins added 21 points and Devereaux Peters 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Irish (32-3). Novosel was 18-for-20 from the free-throw line. The Irish started the second half with a 10-2 run and came up with five early steals, setting off the partisan crowd at Purcell Pavilion. Notre Dame led by as many as 17. Cal (25-10), tied with the Irish 31-31 at the half, got 17 points from Layshia Clarendon and 15 from Reshanda Gray. But the Golden Bears were hurt by 19 turnovers. No. 5 ST. BONAVENTURE 66, No. 13 MARIST 63 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Jessica Jenkins scored 22 points and Doris Ortega contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead St. Bonaventure over

Peyton Manning since March 7, when his old team, the Colts, released him to avoid paying a $28 million bonus and set in motion one of the most frenetic free-agent pursuits in history. The first issue on everyone’s mind: so, Peyton, how do you feel? “I’m not where I want to be. I want to be where I was before I was injured,” Manning replied, referring to the neck problem that kept him off the field in 2011 after he’d started every game for the Colts for the previous 13 seasons. “I have a lot of work to do in getting to where I want to be from a health standpoint and learning this offense. This is going to take a ton of work.” As far as being the man who could bring about the end of Tebow’s stay in Denver, Manning answered: “I know what kind of player Tim Tebow is, what kind of person he is ... and what an awesome year he had this year. If Tim Tebow is here next year, I’m going to be the best teammate I can be to him, he and I are going to help this team win games. If other opportunities present themselves to him, I’m going to wish him the best.”
On Elway’s role in leading him to choose Denver over other suitors, the most serious of which were the Titans and 49ers: “Everyone knows what kind of competitor he is as a player. I can tell he’s just as competitive in this new role. That got me excited.” And so, the deal — the club’s most dramatic since Elway was acquired from the Colts in 1983 — was sealed. With the new contract in place, Manning plans to retire in Denver. The Broncos, meanwhile, have some protection in the way the deal was formulated. There’s no signing bonus. Manning will get $18 million guaranteed for next season,


but must pass a physical before each season, starting in 2013, to get paid. “I don’t consider it much of a risk, knowing Peyton Manning,” Elway said. “I asked him, ‘Is there any doubt in your mind that you can’t get back to the Peyton Manning we know of?’ And he said, ‘There’s no doubt in my mind’.” Elway’s move to the front office last year set off a whirlwind of activity that landed the Broncos in the playoffs. But the old QB is in this to win Super Bowls and he’s throwing his hat in with Manning, the 50,000yard passer who redefined the quarterback position through the 2000s, not Tebow — who seems most comfortable carrying and not throwing the ball. “Tim Tebow’s a great kid. If I want someone to marry my daughter, it’s him,” Elway said. But to run an NFL offense, to get a title, he wanted Manning. “My goal is to make Peyton Manning the best quarterback that’s ever played the game,” Elway said, “and he’s got that ability with the football that he’s got left. “He’s a guy that raises all boats. He’s already made (his teammates) better and they haven’t met him yet just because of the type of person he is, his reputation and what he’s done in this league. So, he’s just going to have a tremendous effect on the Denver Broncos.” Manning, who turns 36 on Saturday, said he made a quick connection with Elway, who won his two Super Bowls in Denver after his 37th birthday. Since No. 7’s retirement, a long string of 11 quarterbacks have come to Denver, trying in vain to replace the irreplaceable. If anyone can get out of that shadow, Manning could be the man. He’s got two trips to the Super Bowl and one title, 11 Pro Bowls and was the fastest player to reach 50,000 yards and 4,000 completions. His first TD toss for Denver will be his 400th. Manning’s familiar No. 18 was actually retired — a tribute to Denver’s first quarterback, Frank Tripucka. But Tripucka was more than happy to let Manning bring it out of mothballs. The new face of the Broncos stressed that he was ready to work and planning to stay in town to do so. Manning even picked up a playbook Tuesday but the offense crafted for and by him will be drastically changed from the option-heavy one that Tebow ran in Denver last season. And coaches can’t answer any questions Manning might have until April 16, when offseason programs can begin around the league and he’ll finally be able to work out at Broncos headquarters. Still, it’s expected he’ll be able to run his kind of offense in Denver. Coach John Fox said he can’t wait to pair that no-huddle approach with Denver’s altitude for a doublewhammy on defenses. One other factor in Manning’s decision to play outdoors in the Mile High City: The nearly $40 million in salary cap room the Broncos have, putting them in the mix for quality free agents, possibly including Manning’s former teammates Jeff Saturday and Dallas Clark.

The Associated Press NCAA EAST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At TD Garden, Boston Thursday’s Games Syracuse (33-2) vs. Wisconsin (26-9), 7:15 p.m.; Ohio State (29-7) vs. Cincinnati (25-10), 9:45 p.m. SOUTH REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At The Georgia Dome, Atlanta Friday’s Games Baylor (29-7) vs. Xavier (2312), 7:15 p.m.; Kentucky (34-2) vs. Indiana (27-8), 9:45 p.m. MIDWEST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis Friday’s Games North Carolina (31-5) vs. Ohio (29-7), 7:47 p.m.; N.C. State (24-12) vs. Kansas (29-6), 10:17 p.m. WEST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Thursday’s Games At US Airways Center, Phoenix Michigan State (29-7) vs. Louisville


Thursday Classic Six 2nd Half Sleets Coins 64-24 Chuck Peters Realty 60-28 ---56-32 National Invitation Tournament D.R.C. I&K Dist. 56-32 Quarterfinals Schrader Realty 48-40 Tuesday’s Results 28-60 UMass 72, Drexel 70; Washington The Fort High Score: 90, Oregon 86 Today’s Games Sandy Fischer 214. Middle Tennessee (27-6) vs. Games over 175: Minnesota (21-14), 7:30 p.m.; Jenn Hubert 199, Elaine Nevada (28-6) vs. Stanford (23-11), Abram 210, Shannon Moreo 181, 9 p.m. Lois Moorman 176.
(28-9), 7:47 p.m.; Marquette (27-7) vs. Florida (25-10), 10:17 p.m. Tournament Quarterfinals Tuesday’s Result Oakland 77, Rice 70 Today’s Games Robert Morris (26-10) at Fairfield (21-14), 7 p.m.; Mercer (24-11) at Old Dominion (22-13), 7 p.m.; Loyola Marymount (21-12) at Utah State (19-15), 9:05 p.m. Note: Future-round matchups are determined by previous round results.


The Associated Press NCAA DES MOINES REGIONAL Second Round Tuesday’s Results At Stroh Center, Bowling Green, Ohio Baylor 76, Florida 57 At Carmichael Arena, Chapel Hill, N.C. Georgia Tech 76, Georgetown 64 At Jack Stephens Center, Little Rock, Ark. Kansas 70, Delaware 64 Regional Semifinals At Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa Saturday’s Games Kansas (21-12) vs. Tennessee (26-8), 12:04 p.m.; Baylor (36-0) vs. Georgia Tech (26-8), 2 p.m. FRESNO REGIONAL Second Round Tuesday’s Results At Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Okla. St. John’s 74, Oklahoma 70 At Memorial Gymnasium, Nashville, Tenn. Duke 96, Vanderbilt 80 Regional Semifinals At Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif. Saturday’s Games St. John’s (24-9) vs. Duke (26-5), 9:04 p.m.; Stanford (33-1) vs. South Carolina (25-9), 11:32 p.m. RALEIGH REGIONAL Second Round Tuesday’s Results At Joyce Center, Notre Dame, Ind. Notre Dame 73, California 62 At Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee, Fla. St. Bonaventure 66, Marist 63



Marist. Leanne Ockenden missed a desperation 3-point shot at the buzzer for 13th-seeded Marist, which was lowest seed to advance into the second round. The fifth-seeded Bonnies (31-3), making their first NCAA appearance, took the lead for good with 9:38 left on Chelsea Bowker’s 3-point shot. Marist (26-8) had a chance to tie the score at 64 with 1:25 left but Kelsey Beynnon missed a free throw that would have completed a 3-point play. Jenkins made six 3-pointers. Brandy Gang led Marist with 19 points, 14 coming in the second half. FRESNO REGIONAL No. 2 DUKE 96, No. 7 VANDERBILT 80 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Haley Peters’ career-high 25 points led five Blue Devils in double figures and Duke turned in its best shooting performance of the season in routing Vanderbilt. The second-seeded Blue Devils (26-5) trailed only once before a display that included nine straight made baskets in the first half. Duke advanced to its 14th regional semifinal in 15 seasons. Tricia Liston had 23 points for Duke. Elizabeth Williams had 13 and Chelsea Gray and Shay Selby each had 10. Not even Memorial Gym, the Southeastern Conference’s oldest gym with no air conditioning, gave Vanderbilt (23-10) any help on a night the temperature reached 90 by halftime. The only thing hotter was Duke’s shooting. No. 3 ST. JOHN’S 74, No. 6 OKLAHOMA 70 NORMAN, Okla. — Eugeneia McPherson scored 21 points, Shenneika Smith added 18 and St. John’s advanced to the regional semifinals for the first time in school history with a win at Oklahoma. The third-seeded Red Storm (24-9) came up with 21 points off of Oklahoma’s 19 turnovers and were able to hold off a second-half charge to win in the second round for the first time in five tries. Nadirah McKenith had 13 points and seven assists and Da’Shena Stevens chipped in 11 points for St. John’s. Whitney Hand led No. 6 seed Oklahoma (21-13) with 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. The Sooners had a chance to tie on Aaryn Ellenberg’s 3-pointer from the top of the key with 37 seconds left but the ball ticked off the right side of the rim and went out of bounds. KINGSTON REGIONAL No. 4 PENN STATE 90, No. 5 LSU 80 BATON ROUGE, La. — Maggie Lucas scored 30 points and fourthseeded Penn State moved on to the third round with a victory over LSU. Ariel Edwards scored 15 points and Mia Nickson had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Lions (26-6), who will play Connecticut in Kingston, R.I., on Sunday in the regional semifinals. That game will be the first thirdround appearance for fifth-year Penn State coach Coquese Washington. LaSondra Barrett had 18 points and 12 rebounds for LSU (23-11), while Krystal Forthan added 15 points and Bianca Lutley 14. Barrett’s nine made free throws made her LSU’s all-time leader with 497, surpassing Sylvia Fowles’ 494. ---MEN’S NIT PHILADELPHIA — Chaz Williams scored 20 points and UMass rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit to defeat Drexel and former Minutemen coach Bruiser Flint 72-70 in a NIT quarterfinal game on Tuesday. Terrell Vinson had 14 of his 18 points after halftime and Jesse Morgan

added 13 points for the Minutemen (2511), who advanced to next Tuesday’s NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden against the winner of TOday’s Stanford-Nevada game. Dartaye Ruffin scored all 17 of his points in the first half to lead Drexel (297), which had its 18-game home winning streak snapped. Frantz Massenat added 16 points for the Dragons, who were one of the last teams left out of the NCAA tournament. Flint coached UMass from 19962001 when he took over at Drexel. WASHINGTON 90, OREGON 86 SEATTLE — Terrence Ross scored 24 points, Tony Wroten added 22 points and Washington advanced to the semifinals of the NIT, holding off a late rally from Pac-12 rival Oregon. Washington will make its second visit to Madison Square Garden this season after playing two games in New York back in December against Marquette and Duke. The Huskies will face the winner of TOday’s quarterfinal between Minnesota and Middle Tennessee State on Tuesday. Washington (24-10) turned a 4-point halftime deficit into a 10-point lead with 7:22 left after C.J. Wilcox hit an open 3-pointer from the wing. Wilcox’s 3 capped a stretch of 18 straight points for the Huskies scored by Wilcox, Wroten or Ross. Oregon cut the deficit to 84-82 with 42 seconds left but Wilcox hit six free throws to clinch the victory. Olu Ashaolu led Oregon (24-10) with 20 points. ---NAIA MEN KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Oklahoma Baptist couldn’t have asked for a better start in the NAIA Division I men’s championship game. But the finish for OBU was agonizing. The second-seeded Bison needed four minutes to build a 15-point lead but Concordia (Calif.) University roared back for a 72-69 victory to claim the second title in school history. The Eagles used a 19-3 run to grab the lead with 7:11 remaining in the first half and took charge in the second half before OBU made it dramatic at the end. Trailing by three, the Bison had two chances to tie on the final possession but Emmanuel Wilson and Heath McKay each missed a 3-point attempt. Wilson led the Bison with 16 points and Marques Anderson added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Tommy Granado, Concordia’s 6-10 center, led the Eagles with 16 points and six rebounds. Oklahoma Baptist (32-5) was trying for its second title in three years. The Bison won it all in 2010. Concordia last won the title in 2003. Eagles had four men in double figures. Point guard Donnell Phifer finished with 14 points, including a critical drive that made it 69-64 with 2:10 remaining and stunted OBU’s momentum. Oklahoma Baptist was forced to play without 6-6 senior forward DeAngelo McIntosh, the Bison’s leading rebounder and second-leading scorer. McIntosh suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in Monday’s semifinal. ---NAIA WOMEN FRANKFORT, Ky. — Taylor Booze scored 20 points to lead Oklahoma City to its sixth NAIA national championship with a 69-48 win over Union (Tenn.) University on Tuesday night. Oklahoma City (35-1) is the champion for the first time since winning the last of four straight in 2002. Booze, who was tournament MVP, hit a pair of 3-pointers to help the Stars jump out to a 9-0 lead. The Stars held Union scoreless for nearly the first five minutes of the game. Ross led Union, which was making its fourth straight title game appearance, with 15 points.

The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Philadelphia 26 20 .565 Boston 24 21 .533 New York 22 24 .478 Toronto 15 31 .326 New Jersey 15 32 .319 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 34 11 .756 Orlando 29 18 .617 Atlanta 26 20 .565 Washington 10 34 .227 Charlotte 7 37 .159 Central Division W L Pct Chicago 38 10 .792 Indiana 26 18 .591 Milwaukee 21 24 .467 Cleveland 17 26 .395 Detroit 16 29 .356 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 29 14 .674 Dallas 27 20 .574 Memphis 25 19 .568 Houston 25 22 .532 New Orleans 11 34 .244 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City34 12 .739 Denver 25 21 .543 Utah 24 22 .522

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The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L x-N.Y. Rangers 72 45 20 Pittsburgh 72 45 21 Philadelphia 73 42 23 New Jersey 74 42 27 N.Y. Islanders 73 30 32 Northeast Division GP W L Boston 72 42 27 Ottawa 74 37 27 Buffalo 73 34 29 Toronto 74 32 34 Montreal 73 28 32 Southeast Division GP W L Florida 72 36 23 Washington 73 37 30 Winnipeg 73 34 31 Carolina 73 29 29 Tampa Bay 72 32 33 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L x-St. Louis 73 46 19 Nashville 73 42 23 Detroit 73 44 25 Chicago 74 41 25 Columbus 73 23 43 Northwest Division GP W L Vancouver 72 43 21 Colorado 75 40 30 Calgary 74 34 26 Minnesota 72 30 32

OT Pts 7 97 6 96 8 92 5 89 11 71 OT Pts 3 87 10 84 10 78 8 72 13 69 OT Pts 13 85 6 80 8 76 15 73 7 71 OT Pts 8 100 8 92 4 92 8 90 7 53 OT Pts 8 94 5 85 14 82 10 70 GF 199 239 232 201 174 GF 236 221 187 210 191 GF 182 198 196 194 202 GF 189 209 224 227 167 GF 223 196 183 155 GA 160 184 206 191 218 GA 178 214 207 232 203 GA 198 208 211 217 247 GA 142 192 179 213 236 GA 182 196 201 199

Wednesday Industrial March 14, 2012 Topp Chalet 36-4 Rustic Cafe 36-4 Villager Tavern 26-14 Minnesota 23 24 .489 11½ Moeís Dougout 24-16 Portland 21 25 .457 13 K & M Tire 18-22 Pacific Division Delphos Restaurant Supply14-26 W L Pct GB D & D Grain 12-28 L.A. Lakers 28 18 .609 — Niedeckens 12-28 L.A. Clippers 26 19 .578 1½ Phoenix 23 23 .500 5 Cabo’s 12-28 Golden State 18 25 .419 8½ DRC 13th Frame Lounge 10-30 Sacramento 17 29 .370 11 Men over 200 ___ Dan Kleman 203, Brian Shope Tuesday’s Results 206, Jordan Riggs 234, Phil Indiana 102, L.A. Clippers 89 Fetzer 224, Coda Henze 234, Miami 99, Phoenix 95 Lenny Hubert 215, Scott German New York 106, Toronto 87 Houston 107, L.A. Lakers 104 253-256, Dave Jessee 212, Sean Utah 97, Oklahoma City 90 Hulihan 223-226, Bob White 205, Sacramento 119, Memphis 110 Todd Dunlap 206, Jason Hefner Milwaukee 116, Portland 87 202, Brent Beck 208, Clint Harting Today’s Games 218-224-234, Shawn Stabler Chicago at Toronto, 7 p.m. 257-243, Dave Kreischer 212, Phoenix at Orlando, 7 p.m. New York at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Butch Prine Jr. 230-238-207, Jeff Cleveland at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Kreischer 257-238, Justin Rahrig Washington at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. 224-221, Lee Schimmoller 259, L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, 8 Matt Hoffman 234-202, Shane p.m. Schimmoller 217, Dale Metzger Golden State at New Orleans, 8 p.m. 210-245, Brian Gossard 256-204, Minnesota at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Denver, 9 p.m. Rob Ruda 268-246-232, Dan L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 9:30 p.m. Grice 226, Dave Miller 257-233, Thursday’s Games Ted Furley 223-225, Frank Miller Indiana at Washington, 7 p.m. 211-219-222, Joe Geise 208-251Golden State at Houston, 8 p.m. 225, Charlie Lozano 229-258, L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 8 p.m. John Allen 253-230-235, John Boston at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Jones 207-223-212. Utah at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Memphis at Portland, 10 p.m. Men over 550 Jordan Riggs 595, Coda Henze 591, Scott German 692, Dave Jessee 595, Sean Hulihan 619, Duane Kohorst 564, Bob Edmonton 73 29 36 8 66 196 216 White 551, Todd Dunlap 565, Clint Pacific Division Harting 676, Shawn Stabler 689, GP W L OT Pts GF GA Dave Kreischer 568, Butch Prine Dallas 73 40 28 5 85 193 195 Jr. 675, Jeff Kreischer 689, Justin Los Angeles 73 36 25 12 84 172 160 Rahrig 584, Lee Schimmoller 656, Phoenix 74 36 26 12 84 194 192 Matt Hoffman 612, Dale Metzger San Jose 73 36 27 10 82 199 191 642, Brian Gossard 651, Rob Anaheim 74 31 32 11 73 185 206 Ruda 746, Dan Grice 584, Dave NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for Miller 682, Ted Furley 639, Frank overtime loss. Miller 652, Joe Geise 684, Charlie x-clinched playoff spot Lozano 687, John Allen 718, John Tuesday’s Results Jones 642. Dallas 4, Phoenix 3, SO
N.Y. Islanders 5, Toronto 2 Florida 2, Philadelphia 1 Pittsburgh 8, Winnipeg 4 Chicago 5, Columbus 1 New Jersey 1, Ottawa 0 Edmonton 6, Nashville 3 Colorado 2, Calgary 1, OT Los Angeles 5, San Jose 2 Today’s Games Montreal at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Florida at Carolina, 7 p.m. Detroit at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Chicago, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Washington at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Nashville at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Colorado at Phoenix, 10 p.m. St. Louis at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Boston at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Regional Semifinals At PNC Arena, Raleigh, N.C. Sunday’s Games Texas A&M (24-10) vs. Maryland (304), TBA; Notre Dame (32-3) vs. St. Bonaventure (31-3), TBA KINGSTON REGIONAL Second Round Tuesday’s Result At Maravich Center, Baton Rouge, La. Penn State 90, LSU 80 Regional Semifinals At The Ryan Center, Kingston, R.I. Sunday’s Games UConn (31-4) vs. Penn State (26-6), TBA; Gonzaga (28-5) vs. Kentucky (276), TBA ----Women’s National Invitation Tournament Third Round Tuesday’s Result Washington 55, Oregon State 49 Thursday’s Games Syracuse (20-14) at Temple (23-9), 7 p.m.; Appalachian State (27-6) at Virginia (24-10), 7 p.m.; VCU (19-14) at Toledo (23-9), 7 p.m.; San Diego (24-8) at Texas Tech (21-13), 8 p.m.; Missouri State (24-8) at Oklahoma State (18-12), 8 p.m.; Villanova (19-14) at Colorado (20-13), 9 p.m. Friday’s Game South Florida (19-15) at James Madison (26-7), 7 p.m. ----NCAA Division II Semifinals Today’s Games Bentley vs. Ashland, 6 p.m.; Shaw vs. Rollins, 8:30 p.m. Friday’s Championship TBD, 7 p.m.

Tuesday Merchant March 13, 2012 Surveyor’s 30-10 Topp Chalet 28-12 Unverferth Mfg. 26-14 Caballero’s Tavern 24-16 Adams Automotive 21-19 R C Connections 20-20 Delphos Sporting Goods 18-22 Ace Hardware 12-28 Kerns Ford 7-33 Men over 200 Zach Sargent 279-202, Kyle Early 226-235, Russ Wilhelm 289227, Josh DeVelvis 239-214, Matt Metcalfe 235, Scott Scalf 222268, John Jones 234-258, John Allen 246-206, Carter Prine 202, Jason Wagoner 218-204-245, Joe Geise 223-228, Jay Brown 216-224, Chad Duvall 225, Dan Grice 233-235-224, Jeff Lawrence 237, Randy Fischbach 264-241227, Doug Milligan Jr. 245-222226, Ryan Kies 255-241-208, Mike Hughes 243-212, Kevin Kill 279-217, Rod Klinger 245, Bruce Haggard 213, Mark Biedenharn 234-236, David Mahlie 203, Dan Wilhelm 227, Jason Mahlie 247-202, Jim Hummer 206-227, Dan Stemen 203-205-228, Dave Stemen 226, Bill Stemen 212-216, David Newman 238-224, Denny Dyke 217, John Adams 213-246212, Bruce VanMetre 223-263279, Alex VanMetre 248-289-211. Men over 550 Zach Sargent 680, Kyle Early 646, Russ Wilhelm 713, Josh DeVelvis 596, Matt Metcalfe 578, Scott Scalf 660, John Jones 681, John Allen 619, Jason Wagoner 667, Joe Geise 645, Jay Brown 600, Chad Duvall 594, Dan Grice 692, Jeff Lawrence 566, Randy Fischbach 732, Doug Milligan Jr. 693, Ryan Kies 704, Mike Hughes 621, Kevin Kill 676, Rod Klinger 553, Bruce Haggard 592, Mark Biedenharn 639, Dan Wilhelm 557, Jason Mahlie 641, Jim Hummer 609, Dan Stemen 636, Dave Stemen 618, Bill Stemen 614, David Newman 644, John Adams 671, Bruce VanMetre 765, Alex VanMetre 748.

The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE W Detroit 13 Oakland 14 Toronto 14 Seattle 12 Boston 9 Kansas City 10 Minnesota 11 Los Angeles 9 New York 9 Baltimore 6 Cleveland 5 Tampa Bay 5 Chicago 5 Texas 5 NATIONAL LEAGUE W San Francisco 11 Los Angeles 9 St. Louis 9 San Diego 10 Colorado 9 Houston 9 Philadelphia 9 Miami 7 Arizona 8 Cincinnati 8 Milwaukee 7 Chicago 8 Pittsburgh 6 Washington 5 Atlanta 5

L 2 4 4 7 6 7 8 8 9 8 10 10 11 12 L 6 5 6 8 8 8 9 8 11 11 10 12 10 9 13 Pct .867 .778 .778 .632 .600 .588 .579 .529 .500 .429 .333 .333 .313 .294 Pct .647 .643 .600 .556 .529 .529 .500 .467 .421 .421 .412 .400 .375 .357 .278

New York 4 11 .267 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. ___ Tuesday’s Results Detroit 7, Atlanta 2; Philadelphia 4, Baltimore 1; St. Louis 6, Houston 1; Tampa Bay 3, Miami 2; Kansas City 6, L.A. Angels 4; L.A. Dodgers 7, Milwaukee 6; Oakland 5, Chicago Cubs (ss) 5, tie, 10 innings; Seattle 8, Cincinnati 1; Texas 6, Chicago Cubs (ss) 2; Arizona 4, San Francisco 3; N.Y. Mets 2, Washington 0; Toronto 9, Boston 2; N.Y. Yankees 10, Pittsburgh 3; San Diego 10, Colorado 6 Today’s Games N.Y. Mets vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m.; Boston vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m.; Atlanta vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m.; Minnesota vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m.; N.Y. Yankees vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m.; Toronto vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m.; San Francisco vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.; San Diego vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.; Oakland vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.; Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.; Milwaukee vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m.

Thursday National March 15, 2012 First Federal 32-8 VFW 14-28-12 K-M Tire 28-12 Wannemachers 22-18 Day Metals 20-20 Westrich 18-22 C B 97 16-24 D R C Big Dogs 16-24 Bowersock Hauling 14-26 Men over 200 Phil Fetzer 205, Ray Geary 220-259, Rick Schuck 233, Ryan Kies 213-257, Brian Schaadt 223, Don Eversole 222-216, Andrew Schimmoller 222, Jeff Lawrence 201-237-211, Denny Bryan 201213, Jerry Mericle 203, Jason Wagoner 238, Doug Milligan Jr. 215, Lenny Klaus 221, Randy Fischbach 256-257-234, Mark Biedenharn 226, Jason Mahlie 214-211-246, Dave Kroeger 202, Randy Ryan 219, Lenny Hubert 258-233-279, Sean Hulihan 243267, Brian Gossard 249-203, Rob Ruda 211-217-235, Scott German 244, Tom Schulte 212, Chuck Verhoff 214-224-205, Dave Knepper 216-204, Todd Menke 254-210, Dave Miller 216-205, Frank Miller 231-244-215, Tim Koester 265-216-224, Ted Wells 216, Doug Milligan Sr. 257, Brad Thornburgh 238. Men over 550 Ray Geary 640, Rick Schuck 582, Ryan Kies 631, Brian Schaadt 609, Don Eversole 630, Jeff Lawrence 649, Denny Bryan 575, John Jones 580, Doug Milligan Jr. 613, Lenny Klaus 603, Randy Fischbach 747, Mark Biedenharn 600, Dave Moenter 552, Jason Mahlie 671, Randy Ryan 578, Lenny Hubert 770, Sean Hulihan 691, Brian Gossard 636, Rob Ruda 663, Scott German 575, Chuck Verhoff 643, Dave Knepper 592, Todd Menke 655, Dave Miller 600, Frank Miller 690, Tim Koester 705, Ted Wells 585, Doug Milligan Sr. 607, Brad Thorhburgh 579.

8 — The Herald

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords
SEATTLE (AP) — When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references. So he was astonished when the interviewer asked for something else: his Facebook username and password. Bassett, a New York City statistician, had just finished answering a few character questions when the interviewer turned to her computer to search for his Facebook page. But she couldn’t see his private profile. She turned back and asked him to hand over his login information. Bassett refused and withdrew his application, saying he didn’t want to work for a company that would seek such personal information. But as the job market steadily improves, other job candidates are confronting the same question from prospective employers, and some of them cannot afford to say no. In their efforts to vet applicants, some companies and government agencies are going beyond merely glancing at a person’s social networking profiles and instead asking to log in as the user to have a look around. “It’s akin to requiring someone’s house keys,” said Orin Kerr, a George Washington University law professor and former federal prosecutor who calls it “an egregious privacy violation.” Questions have been raised about the legality of the practice, which is also the focus of proposed legislation in Illinois and Maryland that would forbid public agencies from asking for access to social networks. Since the rise of social net-


“To me, that’s still invasive. I can appreciate the desire to learn more about the applicant, but it’s still a violation of people’s personal privacy.”
— Robert Collins, correctional officer working, it has become common for managers to review publically available Facebook profiles, Twitter accounts and other sites to learn more about job candidates. But many users, especially on Facebook, have their profiles set to private, making them available only to selected people or certain networks. Companies that don’t ask for passwords have taken other steps — such as asking applicants to friend human resource managers or to log in to a company computer during an interview. Once employed, some workers have been required to sign non-disparagement agreements that ban them from talking negatively about an employer on social media. Asking for a candidate’s password is more prevalent among public agencies, especially those seeking to fill law enforcement positions such as police officers or 911 dispatchers. Back in 2010, Robert Collins was returning to his job as a correctional officer at the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional

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The Meadows of Kalida, Leipsic and Ottawa-Glandorf, Trilogy Health Services communities, have each been named 2012 Best Employers in Ohio. This marks the third year since 2009 that these campuses and their employees have received this recognition. “We are so proud of this accomplishment,” stated Kevin Kidd, executive director of The Meadows of Kalida. “Our employees made this happen through their unwavering commitment to be the best,” commented Jim Sherry, executive director of The Meadows of Leipsic. “Each member of each of our teams plays a part in making us not only a Best Employer, but also in making us a provider of choice in our community. I thank all of our employees for making this recognition possible,” concluded Stephanie Clark, executive director of The Meadows of

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they said I had too many credit cards. I use only one and pay it off every month. Yes, I have been guilty of applying for one when offered to get a discount. I am told not to cancel them, but what am I to do? I can’t get the lowest quote on insurance and am barely surviving as it is. I have always paid my bills, so why does it matter? What are my options? Also, what has my driving record to do with home insurance? I have had one speeding ticket in my life and one accident that was my fault. I was told I had too many claims on my insurance. Three in three years. One of them wasn’t even a claim. It had to do with the roof when they were going to put a new roof on anyway. I just asked about a leak over the stove vent and they put it down as a separate claim. Insurance companies are so unfair. My medical insurance has gone up to $176 a month, and I only get $1,400 a month. Sorry that I am telling you all of my problems. I just need to know: What do I do about the credit cards? -- Brenda, via email DEAR BRENDA: You raise some interesting questions, and I can certainly understand your frustration. First, you ask what difference it makes how many credit cards you have because you always pay your bills. When you have too many credit cards, it means you have the ability to go out and borrow a great deal of money very quickly without answering to anyone. Companies, particularly insurance companies, get very nervous that individuals may get themselves into trouble and borrow large sums quickly that they can never repay. You also ask how your driving record relates to home insurance. A driving record may be considered a testament to a person’s character, and it can be one variable that underwriters take into account. Someone who has a lot of tickets shows a disregard for the law. Frequency of claims is another matter. If someone has a lot of little claims, history and statistics show that this person is very likely to have a big claim sooner or later. Is it fair? No, but it is part of the system. I can sympathize with the fact that your medical insurance is expensive. The company doesn’t really care how much your income is. It has a premium that is determined by what you want your coverage to be. With the driving record you mentioned, I don’t think you’ll have too much trouble going to another company. You may pay a little


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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans are so hungry for “The Hunger Games” that Hollywood’s buzzing about an opening weekend to rival the $140 million debuts of some of the “Twilight” movies. Early tracking pegged “The Hunger Games” at only about half that much. But box-office forecasters have been continually revising their predictions upward based on audience awareness and advance ticket sales. Opening Friday, “The Hunger Games” has a strong shot at shattering the record March debut of $116.1 million domestically for 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland.” It would be only the second movie opening in March to top $100 million in the first weekend. box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian said “The Hunger Games” could approach the $130 million to $140 million level achieved by two of the “Twilight” flicks. “The Hunger Games” may have an edge, too. Female fans drive “Twilight,” while “The Hunger Games” has strong interest from both sexes. “Given that this is the first

Zsa Zsa Gabor’s daughter files for conservatorship
By ANTHONY McCARTNEY The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Zsa Zsa Gabor’s only daughter asked a judge on Tuesday to place her mother in a conservatorship that will independently control the ailing glamor queen’s medical care and financial needs. Constance Francesca Hilton claims Gabor’s husband, Frederic von Anhalt, has been isolating her 95-year-old mother and leaving her heavily sedated. She also questioned whether her mother’s finances are being properly handled by von Anhalt. “By isolating me from my mother, not only does her current husband deprive her of my love and companionship, but he goes against estate planning documents that appear to reflect her wishes that he not be in sole control of her affairs,” Hilton wrote in a declaration accompanying her petition. Hilton is asking the court to appoint her as Gabor’s conservator, although her attor-

installment, there’s no precedent for what this movie could do. We don’t have a track record for ‘The Hunger Games,’” Dergarabedian said. “This is one of those movies that because of that appeal to virtually every kind of audience, it could exceed even our strongest expectations this weekend. But we just don’t know. Everybody’s speculating.” A debut of $140 million would put “The Hunger Games” into the top-five on the all-time charts for domestic opening weekends. At No. 1 is last year’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” ($169.2 million), followed by 2008’s “The Dark Knight” ($158.4 million); 2007’s “Spider-Man 3” ($151.1 million); 2009’s “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” ($142.8 million); and last fall’s “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” ($138.1 million). Based on the first of three best-sellers by Suzanne Collins, “The Hunger Games” stars Jennifer Lawrence as a teenager hurled into a televised fight to the death among other youths in post-apocalyptic North America.

ney, Kenneth Kossoff, said they would be willing to have an independent third party handle all oversight duties. Hilton and von Anhalt have squabbled for years over Gabor’s care. Von Anhalt blasted Hilton in a phone interview, saying his wife is comfortable and that he cares for her every night. “It’s probably her last card she’s playing now,” he said of Hilton. “It’s all about money. The first driver’s education She’s afraid, her mother passing away eventually, and course in U.S. history was there’s nothing.” offered in 1934 at State College Kossoff denied the accu- High School in Pennsylvania. sation, noting that the establishment of a conservatorship would require a judge to review Gabor’s finances and make sure all money is “being spent in her best interests.” “It would be a strange way to get ahold of Ms. Gabor’s money,” Kossoff said. Von Anhalt said he welcomed the court scrutiny of Gabor’s care. “I want the court to come and see what’s going on,” he said. “I want the court to see how comfortable my wife is.”

I was out of town yesterday and stopped in an unfamiliar mall to pick up a few things. It was one of those giant strip malls with a Home Depot on one end and a Target on the other. I could see another giant strip mall, with a Lowe’s at one end and a Wal-Mart at the other, across the superhighway. On the third corner was an outlet mall, designed to look the way downtowns used to look before they went out of business because it was easier to drive to the mall than downtown. But now the traffic around malls is horrendous. For the life of me, I could not figure out how to get from the mall with the Home Depot to the mall with the Lowe’s by car, yet I could see both stores. If it hadn’t been for the superhighway, I could have walked from one to the other. I ended up in the fake downtown mall by accident. It would have been easier to drive downtown. All three malls were surrounded by housing developments, some of them just across the access road and a short walk to the mall. But no one was walking because, one, you’d have to climb over a 16-foot privacy fence. Two, you’d be taking your life in your hands to walk across a mall parking lot where normal traffic laws don’t apply. Customers drive on the left, they don’t look in the rearview mirror, and they think stop signs are quaint decorations of a bygone era, like old-time street lamps. Three, if you bought something, how would you get it home on foot? You could always wander away with a shopping cart, but what would the neighbors think? So even if you live across the street from a giant mall, you have to drive there. They’ve been designed for

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cars, not people. I spent about $130 on this trip -- not hard when the replacement cartridge for my printer costs $60. When I got home, Sue was too tired to cook, and I’m not smart enough to cook, so we ordered a pizza and had it delivered. With the tip, it cost about $20. That’s when I started to wonder what would happen if I called the store where I bought the $60 printer cartridge and asked that it be delivered. Would the store tell me to get lost? Or to buy the cartridge online? How is it that I can get $10 of Chinese food delivered to my door at 8 o’clock at night, but if I called the closest big-box store and said, “I’ll

take that $3,000, 52-inch HDTV that I was looking at this afternoon. Can you have someone drop it by the house?” they’d hang up on me? Obviously, it’s not practical to deliver some things, but how did this cash-and-carry system we have now come to be? The first words I hear out of a cashier’s mouth are usually, “Can I have your ZIP code?” not, “Can we deliver this for you?” That’s because the store does want to deliver ‘one’ thing to my house -junk mail -- which you and I subsidize because the store gets a special rate. Sure, a lot of people like to shop; they like to touch and feel things. But they also like to have things delivered. All the brickand-mortar stores complain about stealing their business, but don’t the stores near us have a big advantage over Amazon? Amazon charges an arm and a leg for next-day delivery,

while our local stores could give us same-day delivery, and it’d be nice if they made it free. My little local flower shop can do it; why can’t multibillion-dollar corporations do it? And put some unemployed kids to work at the same time? I’m sure I’m missing something that businesspeople will be happy to point out to me -for example, if they have to hire people to start delivering things all over town, how will their CEO be able to buy his fifth home in Switzerland so he can visit his money without having to stay in a hotel? (Jim Mullen’s book “Now in Paperback” is now in paperback. You can reach him at jimmullenbooks. com.) Copyright 2012 United Feature Syndicate Distributed by Universal UClick for UFS

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Dear Annie: My friend in order to co-parent effec“Jodi” is 27 and very shel- tively. Here’s my dilemma: When tered. Her parents still pay her rent and bills. I’m wor- visiting my home, she saw a ried because Jodi has been framed collage of pictures in acting out of character. She my entrance hallway, some of cheated on her husband with which include my ex-wife and a 59-year-old man. He’s now me. She calls it a “shrine.” I her new boyfriend and “soul see it as pictures on the wall. mate.” He’s creepy. He talks My youngest son, now 14, down to her and gropes her likes this picture. Marie gave in public. She gives him her me an ultimatum, adding, “If paycheck and the use of her he likes it so much, put it in his room.” I feel she is being parents’ credit cards. Jodi has a daughter from unreasonable. I truly love her marriage, Marie, but now I and the little girl wonder whether lives with her I am trading one father. I work for controlling partner Child Protective for a new one. We Services and have nearly broknow this “dream ken up over this. boyfriend” is -- Perplexed a sex offender. Dear Perplexed: When we go out It’s quite presumpas friends, she tuous for a girlbrings him along, friend to dictate and he says crude, what pictures you disgusting things to us about our Annie’s Mailbox can have in your hallway, especially clothes and our bodies. He even tried to take when your son still lives money out of my purse. Jodi with you and removing the thinks this is funny and says collage would bother him. Unless you have a large I should lighten up. I told her about his his- portrait of your ex hanging tory and that she should be in the living room, it’s not cautious with him around Marie’s business. Tread cauher daughter. She became tiously. Dear Annie: This is for angry and said she never wanted to speak to me again. “Fed Up,” whose brotherI’m OK with that. She’s not in-law helps himself to their food and wine. My mother the person I once knew. My job obligates me to also does this at everyone’s report that this man is spend- home because she thinks it’s ing time with a young child, cute. I was fed up, so I and I have informed his parole removed the tag from a jar of officer. But I also think I dog treats, and one day Mom should advise the little girl’s walked into my house and father, who has primary cus- ate one without asking. Rest tody, and Jodi’s parents, who assured, she no longer takes food from my kitchen withhave secondary custody. My boss says I’ve done out permission. -- Texas Annie’s Mailbox is writmy duty by alerting the parole board, and that speak- ten by Kathy Mitchell and ing to the family is a person- Marcy Sugar, longtime edial choice. My husband says tors of the Ann Landers I don’t need to crusade to column. Please email your protect every child. Finding questions to anniesmailout that the creep stays over-, or write night when her daughter is to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o in the house made my skin Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd crawl. Should I tell the fam- Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. ily? -- Not a Crusader Dear Crusader: Yes. We doubt Jodi’s parents will do anything since they already enable their daughter to be irresponsible. But the little girl’s father will want to do everything he can to protect his child. You can’t prevent Jodi from being an idiot about this man, but please don’t turn your back on her daughter. Dear Annie: My brief romance with “Marie” ended many years ago when I left California to attend law school in Michigan. She married someone else and had a family, and so did I. We each divorced years later and, by chance, met up and rekindled our romance. Marie is a wonderful, dynamic woman, and every moment is filled with laughter and love. Our children have accepted us, and Marie encourages me to remain civil with my ex

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CURT ANDERSON, MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press SANFORD, Fla. — An unarmed black teenager shot to death by a neighborhood watch captain told his girlfriend moments before he was killed that he was being followed, a lawyer said Tuesday as federal and state prosecutors announced they would investigate. “’Oh he’s right behind me, he’s right behind me again,’” 17-year-old Trayvon Martin told his girlfriend on his cellphone, the Martin family’s attorney said. The girl later heard Martin say, “Why are you following me?” Another man asked, “What are you doing around here?’” attorney Benjamin Crump said. The phone call that recorded Martin’s final moments was disclosed as the U.S. Justice Department opened a federal civil rights probe into the Feb. 26 shooting and the local prosecutor convened a grand jury to investigate. A grand jury will meet April 10 to consider evidence in the case, said Seminole County State Attorney Norm Wolfinger. The neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman, has not been charged and said he shot Martin, who was returning to a gated community in Sanford after buying candy at a convenience store, in self-defense after Martin attacked him. Police say Zimmerman is white; his family says he is Hispanic. “She absolutely blows Zimmerman’s absurd self-defense claim out of the water,” Crump said of Martin’s girlfriend, whose name was withheld. The case has ignited racial tensions in this Orlando suburb of 53,500 people, sparking rallies and a protest in Gov. Rick Scott’s office on Tuesday. The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division said it is sending its community relations service this week to Sanford to “address tension in the community.” At a town hall meeting on Tuesday, more than 350 people packed into the wood paneled sanctuary of the Allen Chapel AME Church, located in a traditionally black neighborhood of Sanford. A line flowed down steps with others trying to get in. The Rev. Al Sharpton was expected to join city leaders at the meeting but did not attend. Civil rights leaders from the NAACP, ACLU and the Nation of Islam urged residents to remain calm but demand that Zimmerman be arrested. They also said the town’s police chief should step down. “I stand here as a son, father, uncle who is tired of being scared for our boys,” said Benjamin Jealous, national president of the NAACP. “I’m tired of telling our young men how they can’t dress, where they can’t go and how they can’t behave.” Residents attending the meeting cheered and jumped to their feet when local NAACP leader Turner Clayton Jr. said the U.S. Department of Justice shouldn’t just review the investigation but the federal agency also should take over the Sanford Police Department. “This is just the beginning of what is taking place,” Clayton said. “We’re going to make sure justice prevails.” When The Associated Press tried to reach the police department Tuesday evening for comment, a dispatcher told a reporter to call in the morning. Prior to the meeting, Sandera Duval held up a white sign in the sanctuary that said in simple black letters, “Justice for Trayvon.” “We want justice for Trayvon because this is a senseless crime,” said Duval, 62, a retired nurse. “That could have been my child or my grandchild.” Crump told reporters Tuesday Martin cried out when a man bearing a 9mm handgun came at him. Police said Zimmerman, who was found bleeding from his nose and the back of his head, told authorities he yelled out for help before shooting Martin. Martin, who was in town from Miami to visit his father in Sanford, called his 16-year-old girlfriend in Miami several times on Feb. 26, including just before the shooting, Crump said. The discovery of the lengthy conversations, including one moments before the shooting, was made over the weekend by Martin’s father, who checked his son’s cell phone log, Crump said. The teenager told the girl on his way back from the store he’d taken shelter the rain briefly at an apartment building in his father’s gated community, Crump said. Martin then told her he was being followed and would try to lose the person, Crump said.

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Thunderstorms shuffle through south-central US Builders betabout 30 buildings Monday. A residents at the Country Life JEANNIE NUSS ting on brighter twister injured four people and Mobile Home Park along KEN MILLER damaged homes near North Arkansas Highway 5 were Associated Press housing market accounted for and no injuries Platte, Neb., on Sunday.
DEREK KRAVITZ Associated Press WASHINGTON — U.S. builders are betting that the housing market is finally on the path back to health. They requested 5 percent more permits in February to build single-family homes and apartments in the coming months. That increased the annual rate to a seasonally adjusted 717,000 permits, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. While that’s still half the rate considered healthy by most economists, it’s the highest since October 2008. “This report is one of the more encouraging new construction reports we have seen in the last four years,” said Patrick Newport, an economist with IHS Global Insight. Builders have grown more confident over the past six months after seeing more people express interest in buying a home. The rise in permits suggests builders see that interest translating into sales over the next 12 months. That’s how long it typically takes to build a home after a permit is obtained. Economists cautioned that construction levels remain depressed and the housing market has a long way to go before it is back to full health. In an indication of that challenge, the government said builders broke ground on slightly fewer homes in February. The seasonally adjusted rate of 698,000 housing starts fell from January’s revised level of 706,000, which was the highest since October 2008. “The key numbers in this report are the housing permits_not the starts,” said Newport. “The permits are better measured than starts, are less influenced by weather and are forward looking.” OKLAHOMA CITY — Storms shuffled through parts of the south-central United States again Tuesday, bringing more heavy rain, damaging winds and thunder so loud some people in Oklahoma mistook it for an earthquake. Forecasters said the slowmoving storm system that socked the region Monday could cause more flash floods, hail, strong winds and possibly tornadoes in a corridor stretching from Texas east to Louisiana and as far north as Missouri. The National Weather Service issued tornado watches for parts of Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana, though the watch in the latter states expired by Tuesday evening. Two tornadoes in the San Antonio area injured at least eight people and damaged In central Arkansas, strong winds Tuesday afternoon caused extensive damage in the town of Morrilton and contributed to at least one injury when a tree fell on a home, authorities said. “Anytime a tree falls on a house, someone is going to get hurt, but no one went to the hospital by ambulance,” deputy emergency manager Brandon Baker said, adding that “we have lots of houses with trees right through them.” The city parks complex was destroyed along with the concession stand and exhibit buildings at the Conway County Fairgrounds, Baker said. In Baxter County, volunteer firefighters helped evacuate people who were trapped when a severe storm damaged their mobile homes in Midway, the sheriff’s office said. All

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — The lawyer for the Army staff sergeant suspected of killing 16 Afghan civilians questioned Tuesday the quality of the evidence against his client and said he planned to travel to Afghanistan to gather his own. John Henry Browne said he met with Robert Bales for 11 hours over two days at Fort Leavenworth, where his client is being held. He added that there was still a lot he didn’t know about the March 11 shootings. “I don’t know about the evidence in this case. I don’t know that the government is going to prove much. There’s no forensic evidence. There’s no confessions,” Browne said outside his hotel near the post. “I’m certainly not saying that we’re not taking responsibility for this in the right way, at the right time. But for now, I’m interested in what the evidence is,” he said. “It’s not like a crime scene in the United States.” Browne said there were legal, social and political issues linked to the case and how it will be prosecuted. “The war’s on trial. I’m not putting the war on trial,” he said. “I’m not putting the war on trial, but the war is on trial.” Bales, 38, has not been charged yet. Browne expects that he will be charged this week. The killings sparked protests in Afghanistan, endangered relations between the two countries and threatened to upend American policy over the decade-old war. Browne met with his client behind bars for the first time Monday to begin building a defense. On Tuesday, Browne described Bales as “a soldier’s soldier” who followed orders, including deploying to Afghanistan despite not wanting to go. Bales has been reported to have had

financial troubles. “That doesn’t mean anything. Sure, there are financial problems. I have financial problems. Ninety-nine percent of America has financial problem,” he said. “You don’t go kill women and children because you have financial problems.” Browne has said Bales has a sketchy memory of events from before and after the killings but recalls very little or nothing of the time the military believes he went on a shooting spree through two Afghan villages. “He has some memories of before the incident and he has some memories of after the incident. In between, very little,” Browne said. Browne said there were potential mental health issues for his client, but that he didn’t have expertise to make a qualified judgment. “Dragging parts of bodies around is not something that really you forget very often,” he said. “He’s in shock.” Also Tuesday, a police report obtained by The News Tribune newspaper in Tacoma, Wash., said Bales was arrested in 2002 in the drunken assault of a casino security guard. The details are at odds with a description of the arrest by Browne, who had said it was an incident involving a woman Bales dated before his wife. An assault charge was dismissed after Bales completed 20 hours of anger management training. Browne, a Seattle attorney who defended serial killer Ted Bundy and a thief known as the “Barefoot Bandit,” has said he has handled three or four military cases. The defense team includes a military defense lawyer, Maj. Thomas Hurley. After their investigation, military attorneys could present charges to a commander, who then makes a judgment on whether there is probable cause to believe that an offense was committed and that the accused committed it. That commander then submits the charges to a convening authority, who typically is the commander of the brigade to which the accused is assigned but could be of higher rank.

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“She says: ‘Run.’ He says, ‘I’m not going to run, I’m just going to walk fast,’” Crump said, quoting the girl. After Martin encountered Zimmerman, the girl thought she heard a scuffle “because his voice changes like something interrupted his speech,” Crump said. The phone call ended before the girl heard gunshots. The last call was at 7:12 p.m. Police arrived at 7:17 p.m. to find Martin lying face down on the ground. Zimmerman was handcuffed after police arrived and taken into custody for questioning, but was released by police without being charged. Police have interviewed Zimmerman two times since then. Crump called the treatment patently unfair and asked if Martin would have received the same treatment if he had been the shooter. Crump said he plans to turn over information about the call to federal investigators; a grand jury in Seminole County is also likely to subpoena the records. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is also involved in the state case. Former federal prosecutors said there are limitations to a Justice Department civil rights probe, which typically would involve a sworn law enforcement officer accused of abusing his authority. In this case, they said, it’s not clear whether Zimmerman had any actual law enforcement authority or if the Sanford Police Department did anything improper. Zimmerman had a permit to carry a gun, but it was not required for his neighborhood watch patrol.

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CHICAGO — Few people want to be wide awake during their colonoscopy exams, but new research suggests too many are getting extra sedation treatment, costing as much as $1 billion yearly in potentially needless services. Use of anesthesiologists to monitor sedation during colonoscopies and other digestive imaging tests has more than doubled in recent years, and they’re used most often for low-risk patients who typically don’t need the extra help, the study authors said. “These services are not harming patients. They’re basically giving them a luxury that is not strictly necessary,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Soeren Mattke, a senior Rand Corp. scientist. That matters at a time when policymakers are trying to rein in rising medical costs, the authors said. Patients usually are briefly sedated for a colonoscopy, and some kinds of sedation require monitoring by specialists. That includes use of propofol, a powerful intravenous drug that can cause deep sedation and was implicated in pop star Michael Jackson’s death. Anesthesiologist-monitored sedation, with or without propofol, is recommended for high-risk patients, including those who are old or sick or previously had complications with anesthesia. While propofol sedation is also sometimes given to low-risk colonoscopy patients, the study authors suggest that’s often unnecessary. Drugs usually recommended for these patients typically cause lighter sedation, though most patients don’t remember anything about the exams afterward. These drugs can be given by the doctor doing the exam, but the study suggests they’re often also being given and monitored by anesthesiologists. The researchers analyzed insurance claims data on more than 6 million U.S. adults who had the colon exams or imaging scopes of the upper digestive tract between 2003 and 2009. The tests are done to screen for colon cancer, acid reflux and other illnesses. When the study began, 14 percent of these tests included an anesthesiologist. That climbed to more than 30 percent by 2009. The portion of this extra sedation treatment given to low-risk commercially insured patients remained constant during the study and fell slightly in Medicare fee-for-service patients. But the study authors said far too many low-risk patients are still getting this treatment — more than three-fourths of the commercially insured patients and two-thirds of the Medicare group. The extra treatment added an average of about $500 to an insured patient’s bill in 2009, and $150 to a Medicare bill. In 2009, about 3 million colonoscopies and other digestive scoping tests were done in low-risk patients but included anesthesia services, amounting to $1 billion in potentially unnecessary costs, the study authors estimated. The study appears in Wednesday’s Journal of the American Medical Association. While some insurance policies exclude coverage for anesthesiologist monitoring for low-risk patients undergoing these exams, insurers sometimes pay for it, Mattke said. Because of doctor backlash, Aetna, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, has indefinitely delayed a policy it tried to implement in 2008 that would have excluded this coverage for low-risk patients, said Dr. James Cross, Aetna’s chief of national medical policy and operations. Reasons for the frequent use of anesthesiologists during these exams vary. Sometimes low-risk patients undergoing colonoscopies and other digestive scoping exams request propofol because they want to be totally unconscious and have heard that it wears off quickly and doesn’t cause grogginess, unlike other sedatives, said Dr. John Vargo, a spokesman for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and a digestive specialist at the Cleveland Clinic.

NEW YORK — In the fall of 2010, the FBI and New York Police Department were working together on a terrorism investigation on Long Island. The cyber case had been open for more than a year at the U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn. So, the Justice Department was surprised when, without notice, the NYPD went to federal prosecutors in Manhattan and asked them to approve a search warrant in the case. The top counterterrorism agent at the FBI in New York at the time, Greg Fowler, hit the roof. When two agencies don’t coordinate, it increases the risk that the investigation and any prosecution could be compromised. In an email response, Fowler prohibited his agents from sharing information with the NYPD’s intelligence unit. He also suspended the weekly management meetings of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, the primary pipeline through which information flows to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. It slowed to a trickle. The episode was recalled by current and former NYPD and FBI officials who, like most who discussed this issue, spoke on condition of anonymity to describe sensitive law enforcement cases. It was not merely a low point in a relationship already littered with low points. It highlights how the dysfunctional partnership jeopardizes cases and sometimes national security. The relationship between the FBI and the NYPD — particularly the NYPD Intelligence Division — is among the most studied collaborations in all law enforcement. In the New York media, the fighting and personalities arefrequently covered like a dysfunctional celebrity marriage, with perceived betrayal and reconciliation spilling into the news.

Answers to Monday’s questions: TV judge Judy Sheindlin’s 148-foot yacht is called Her Honor. Football’s Manning Family and baseball’s Ripken family have had three members pictures on Sports Illustrated covers. Today’s questions: Dogs named Barney, Bo, Miss Beazley and Buddy have all been White House pets. Can you name their owners? How many steps are taken by the soldier guarding the tomb of the Unknown Solder at Arlington Cemetery each time he marches past the white marble sarcophagus? Answers in Thursday’s Herald Today’s words: Genarch: head of the family Transilient: pertaining to abrupt changes Today’s joke: Recently on a routine police patrol parked outside a local neighborhood bar the officer noticed a man leaving the bar so intoxicated that he could barely walk. The man stumbled around the parking lot for a few minutes with the officer quietly observing. After what seemed an eternity and trying

his keys on five different vehicles, the man managed to find his own car which he fell into. He was there for a few minutes as a number of other patrons left the bar and drove off. Finally he started the car, switched the wipers on and off (it was a dry night), flicked the hazard flasher on and off, tooted the horn, and then switched on the lights. He moved the vehicle forward a few inches, reversed a little, and then remained stationary for a few more minutes as more patrons left in their vehicles. At last he pulled out of the parking lot and started to drive slowly down the street. The police officer, having patiently waited all this time, now started up his patrol car, put on the flashing lights, promptly pulled the man over and carried out a breathalyzer test. To his amazement, the breathalyzer indicated no evidence of the man having consumed alcohol at all! Dumbfounded, the officer said, “I’ll have to ask you to accompany me to the Police Station. This breathalyzer equipment must be broken.” “I doubt it,” said the man, “Tonight, I’m the designated decoy.”

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