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Assembly. A decade later, the bill was being considered again and she was contacted by Gary Smith of Nationwide Children’s Hospital because of a letter she had written years earlier. He was so moved by her words he asked her to come and speak at the hearing. After some very deep soul-searching, Froning knew she had to go and speak; there was no other option. The bill ended up passing in Columbus and became law. From that point, Froning knew she had to do something locally to improve awareness. She could not let Nancy Spencer photos someone else’s family suffer the way hers had. Jefferson Award winner Marlene Froning, right, stands Within six weeks, she conwith Alberta Lee, generous sponsor of the cash awards nected with the Wapakoneta for winners’ charities. Froning will attend the national police and fire departments, ceremonies in Washington, D.C., in June. Auglaize County Sheriff DARE Program, the Brain BY NANCY SPENCER winners Tuesday evening. nspencer@delphosherald.com After Froning’s son, Keith, Injury Association of Ohio was killed in a bicycle acci- and the Revolution Cycling LIMA — Marlene Froning dent, she became an advocate Team, plus many more comof Wapakoneta will travel to for safer roadways and more munity sponsors, to create the Washington, D.C., in June to education on bicycle safety in first annual Bicycle Safety attend the National Jefferson Wapakoneta. In 1998, she par- Day in Wapakoneta. This day Awards ceremony. ticipated in the first attempt to provides free properly-fitted Froning was chosen from win passage of a bicycle hel- helmets to children, inspects eight local Jefferson Award met law in the Ohio General their bicycle and has them

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The Junior Optimist Club will hold a garage sale from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 114 N. Main St. All proceeds go to Make A Wish Foundation.

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Langhals fills Altenburger’s Kimmet lives his own ‘Law and Order’ By ED GEBERT seat on village council Times Bulletin Editor
BY JARED DENMAN Staff writer conduct a sewer bypass elimination study, citing locations where there is infiltration of ground water into the sewer lines and satisfying OEPA schedule of compliance. In other items, council passed Ordinance 201201, amending refuse hauling and held the first reading of Ordinance 2012-02 in order to change street addresses and street names within the village for 911, police and fire safety. A possible wind turbine ordinance was also discussed. Council also talked with the volunteer fire department chief about renovation of the fire station and possibly hosting the Northwest Ohio Fire convention in the future. A chlorine leak detector was purchased for the water plant and the chamber of commerce informed council that Kahle Langhals of Kalida offered a donation of the footer and re-rod for new village entrance signs. There was no rejection of liquor permit renewals in the village. The next regular meeting is set at 7 p.m. April 24. VAN WERT — Keeping track of what happens in a courtroom can be a very complicated matter. Among the maze of witnesses, attorneys, testimony, judge’s files, police reports, and evidence, one person is assigned the job of recording what happens. In the Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas, that person is Dennis Kimmet. At least for a little while longer. Kimmet is readying to step down from his position on May 25, bringing an end to more than four decades of work in the legal system. For the last 14 years, he has worked at the court, swearing in witnesses, recording testimony and performing various other duties. “We all wear numerous hats,” he said. “I hear constantly from people about county employees being overpaid and everything but we all do a lot of jobs that in most places there would be numerous people doing the jobs one person does here.” Kimmet came to the court in 1998, not long after retiring as chief of police of the Delphos Police Department. “I was asked by Judge Sumner Walters, who I had worked with while I was chief of police. I had supervised probationers at that side from the eastern half of the county. His court reporter/bailiff was going to retire and he asked me to come over and take his spot,” he remembered. So, after 27 years on the police force, Kimmet got to work on the legal end of things — his own version of the TV series Law and Order. “I got to see it from both ends: I got to see the police work; I got to see the court and what’s needed for court. It was different,” he admitted. “Oftentimes I would sit during trials or hearings and think, ‘When is the prosecutor going to ask this question?’ But they would manage to do a good job. We have been really lucky in Van Wert to have a host of assistant prosecutors who have done a good job, and Charlie Kennedy has been absolutely great to work with. They go the extra mile to make sure things get done right. It’s really been nice to work with these people.” The group in the courtroom is a tight bunch. Each person is familiar with the others’ responsibilities and strengths. The attorneys — whether prosecutors or defense lawyers — work professionally to be sure justice is done. Another member of the courtroom crew, Frank Bowen, is retiring as chief probation officer at the same time as Kimmet. Moving into Kimmet’s chair will be Mike Kirkendall, who will transition from Crime Victims’ Services to court reporter beginning in April. “This is a great group of people to work with. Everybody that I work with is fun to be around. We’re all friends. We all try to help one another,” Kimmet noted. “I’m very fortunate that Judge Steele chose Mike Kirkendall to take my place. I think Mike will be an excellent person to fill in there. He has an extensive legal background. He’ll have his own ideas to bring to the job, and I wish him well.” He continued: “I can’t say anything bad about any of them. They have worked really hard. They’ve gone out of their way to provide a good service to the citizens. I’ve been lucky. Judge Walters left and went to the Court of Appeals and Judge Steele took over his position. Judge Steele has really been great to work for. His judicial demeanor — nothing ever

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ride through a bicycle rodeo course. Now in its fourth year, she has people in the community asking her when the next date is and if they can volunteer. Through her drive and determination she has created a safer, smarter community. Kay Ahten of Delphos was also among those eight local 2012 Jefferson Award winners Tuesday evening. While she didn’t take home the top prize, Ahten was thrilled to be able to bring home $350 for the Delphos Canal Commission. Ahten’s speech echoed most from the evening. “I didn’t do any of this alone,” she said. “There are so many other people who help. They deserve this award, too.” According to her nominaLocal Jefferson Award winner Kay Ahten, right, says a tor: “In 2005, she and her husband, the late Ron Ahten, few words after accepting her medallion and cash award. became trustees and volun- Amyre Makupson of Your Hometown Lima News Stations teers at the Delphos Canal was Co-emcee. Commission Museum. Over maintenance at the museum. a large part of the sanding, the years, she has stripped, When the museum began staining and sealing of the recaned, glued and refinished plans to expand to the sec- floors.” furniture, as well as various ond floor, Ahten drew up the kinds of repair work and organizational plans and did See JEFFERSON, page 3

OTTOVILLE — During its Monday regular session, Ottoville Village Council approved Tony Langhals to fill Bob Altenburger’s recently-vacated council seat, voted to continue tax abatement agreements with two area businesses and commissioned an engineering firm to THURSDAY check the sewer infiltration Baseball (5 p.m.): problems. St. John’s at Jefferson; Langhals will complete Lincolnview at Fort Jennings; Altenburger’s four-year term, Ottoville at Ayersville; which was renewed by votMinster at Spencerville; ers in January. Altenburger Bryan at Elida; Crestview announced his resignationat Hicksville, 5 p.m. effective immediately at the February council meeting. Softball: Elida The council voted to at LCC, 5 p.m. continue the Community Reinvestment Agreement with Track and Field: Miller Precision Industries/ St. John’s/Coldwater Bookcase Properties and an at Marion Local, 4:30 Enterprise Zone Agreement p.m.; Fort Jennings/ with H&M Machine and Ottoville at Paulding, Progressive Stamping. These 4:30 p.m.; Napoleon at agreements are property tax Van Wert, 5 p.m.; Ft. abatements to industries to Recovery and Continental promote economic growth. at Crestview, 5 p.m. The village commissioned Choice One engineering to Boys Tennis Elida at LCC, 4:30 p.m.

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FRIDAY Baseball (5 p.m.): Jefferson at Parkway; Columbus Grove at Leipsic (PCL) Softball (5 p.m.): Ottoville at Allen East; Cory-Rawson at Columbus Grove; Parkway at Van Wert. Boys Tennis (4:30 p.m.): Bath at Elida (WBL); Van Wert at Wapakoneta (WBL). Clear and cool Thursday with high in low 50s. See page 2.

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DELPHOS—Jefferson High School freshman Cameron Jones, 15, is no stranger to getting up on stage and playing his guitar for others. When he was told about the upcoming Ohio Has Talent! contest, he saw it as another opportunity to perform. “Emma Wurst actually was the one who told me about the contest,” he said.

“I thought it would be really cool to play, get the chance to entertain people and maybe win some money.” Jones has been taking guitar lessons for over four years and hopes to one day take his talent to the professional level. “I’ve been taking lessons over at Goodwin’s in Elida,” he said. “I’ve played in talent shows and music festivals. I See JONES, page 3

Kimmet seems to upset him. He has a cool head and makes great decisions... He’s just an excellent judicial person. He takes his time and thinks things out.” Another unofficial duty for Kimmet came as he turned out to have an aptitude for minor computer maintenance around the courthouse. “It was kind of self-taught. One of our service providers was able to give me a bit of onthe-job training and it saves us a lot of money. We were spending $60-80 a service call for people to come in to take care of what only took 10 minutes to do. I told them, ‘Let me try it first. If I can’t get it done, then we’ll call that person.’ You might have to wait a half-hour or an hour or wait until lunch period but I’ll try to get it taken care of. The county doesn’t have that kind of money to spend,” he exclaimed. “It’s kind of rewarding to know you got a job done right.” The first 27 years of his career was spent in the uniform of the Delphos Police Department. He retired from the force in January 1998 only to move to the court position that April. His law enforcement career began right out of the service. “I came back from Vietnam in 1970 and started working part-time for the Delphos Police Department as an auxiliary police officer. I went full-time in 1971. In that period of time, we had a lot of older officers and I progressed through the ranks pretty fast. In 1976, I took the Civil Service Exam and I scored highest and was named chief of police a month later,” he shared. “I worked up until the time I retired. It was a lot of fun. I miss it.” Kimmet said in the 14 years since he left the department, there have been many changes, including the advancement of technology used in crime-solving. Another big change is the criminal case load. “When I first started at the court, we’d be lucky if we had 100 criminal cases a year. Now you can about triple that,” he observed. “It’s crazy. I would say 98 percent of our crime today is drug-related, whether doing something to help support their drug habit, or involved with drugs. We even see them come into the courtroom when they’re high.” After all this time as a policeman, then in the criminal court, Kimmet admitted that he is ready to get away from the negative atmosphere dealing with people who are in trouble and facing punishment most of the time. Sometimes, it See KIMMET, page 3

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By Ben HUBBArD the Associated Press BEIRUT — Syrian forces have captured a northern town from rebels after four days of fighting in which more than 40 people were killed and homes were burned down, activists said today. It was just the latest in a string of opposition strongholds to fall to ruthless assaults by the better-equipped Syrian military. Activists also reported clashes between Syrian army units and rebels in the country’s center and east. The fresh violence comes one day after President Bashar Assad said he has accepted a six-point U.N. plan to resolve the country’s year-long crisis, including a cease-fire. The Local Coordination Committees network said there were many unidentified corpses and wounded people in the streets of Saraqeb, the northern opposition town that the military seized after a four-day offensive that began Sunday. As in other towns and cities recaptured recently by the army, Syrian troops left behind a trail of death and destruction. The LCC and another activist group, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said hundreds of homes and shops in Saraqeb were pillaged and burned, and most of the town’s residents fled along with the rebels. Activist Fadi al-Yassin in the northern province of Idlib said the army was now in full control of Saraqeb. He said army defectors known as the Free Syrian Army resisted on the first day but then pulled out, fearing that they would bring more destruction on the town. “They fled because there was no way they were going to be able to face the regime’s huge military force,” he said by satellite phone. Saraqeb is on the main highway from the northern city of Aleppo and had an active FSA presence. Rebel fighters used it as a base to target army convoys nearby. Detailed information from the town was limited because the military was surrounding it. Video from Saraqeb posted on the Internet appeared to back activists’ claims of mass destruction and pillaging. One video showed what appeared to be a destroyed home. Another showed burned out apartments, several burned cars and a row of shops with their shutters blown off. The slogan “Down with Bashar” was sprayed on one of the shutters. “Down with Iran’s dog,” read another. Iran is one of Syria’s last close allies. Al-Yassin said that of the roughly 50 people killed since Sunday, most were civilians. Some were rebel fighters. Another group, the Britainbased Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, also reported more than 50 killed in the town in recent days. Elsewhere, three Syrian soldiers were killed in clashes with rebels in the central province of Homs today. The Observatory said the fighting
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Patricia Lindeman, 68, of Delphos, died Tuesday at her residence. broke out when government Arrangements are incomforces tried to enter the town of plete at Harter and Schier Rastan, which is in the hands Funeral Home. of army defectors. The activist group also reported clashes Anna Clay Anna Clay, 76, died Tuesday in the Deir el-Zour province along the Iraqi border and said at Vancrest Healthcare Center government troops fired mor- in Van Wert. Arrangements are incomtars at the city of Homs. The fresh violence coin- plete at Harter an Schier cides with a new wave of inter- Funeral Home. national diplomacy seeking to end the conflict that the U.N. says has left more than 9,000 people dead. Delphos weather Syria said Tuesday that High temperature Tuesday Assad accepted a peace plan put forward by U.N.-Arab in Delphos was 59 degrees, League envoy Kofi Annan. low was 29. High a year ago The plan calls for Damascus today was 41, low was 21. to immediately stop troop Record high for today is 85, movements and use of heavy set in 1990. Record low is 16, weapons in populated areas set in 1955. and to commit to a daily two- WeAtHer ForeCAst tri-county hour halt in fighting to allow Associated Press humanitarian access and medical evacuations. toniGHt: Partly It also calls for a full ceasefire to be supervised by the cloudy. Lows in the upper U.N. so that all parties can 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. discuss a political solution. tHUrsDAY: Partly Members of the fractured opposition struggling to end cloudy in the morning then Assad’s rule accused him of clearing. Cooler. Highs in the using the plan to stall for time lower 50s. North winds 5 to as his troops make a renewed 10 mph. tHUrsDAY niGHt: push to finish off bastions of Mostly clear in the evening. dissent. The U.S. and Britain, both Then partly cloudy with a 20 of which have called on the percent chance of rain showSyrian president to step down, ers overnight. Lows in the mid said Assad must back his words 30s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. FriDAY: Partly cloudy in with action. The 22-member Arab the morning then becoming League was discussing a new mostly cloudy. A 50 percent resolution on the Syria conflict chance of showers and thunat a summit in Baghdad. The derstorms. Highs in the mid body’s foreign ministers were 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 expected to ask their heads of mph shifting to the southwest state to urge the Syrian regime in the afternoon. FriDAY niGHt: Mostly to halt its crackdown on civilians and allow humanitarian cloudy with a 40 percent chance groups into the country. The of showers and thunderstorms. ministers were meeting in the Lows in the lower 40s. Iraqi capital on Today, and heads of state will gather on Thursday.

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Dec. 9, 1937-March 26, 2012 Robert Eugene Gilbert, 74, of Columbia City, Ind., passed away at 1:40 p.m. Monday at Parkview Huntington Hospital, Huntington, Ind. Born on Dec. 9, 1937, in Lima, he was the son of Charles Leonard and Goldie Marie (Toland) Gilbert, who preceded him in death. On April 10, 1959, he married Marjorie Annette Deubler in Lima. She also preceded him in death. Survivors include his eight children, Rhonda Brown of Ottoville, Robert (Mary) Gilbert of Continental, Franklin Gilbert of Van Wert, Steven (Marie) Gilbert of Paulding, Michael (Susanne) Gilbert of Pooler, Ga.; Rebecca (Ben) Williams of Convoy, John (LaToshia) Gilbert of Columbia City and Jason Gilbert of Van Wert; a brother, Ronald (Joyce) Gilbert of Delphos; and 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by five brothers and sisters, Josephine, Deloris, Richard, Leonard and Nancy. Mr. Gilbert grew up in Lima and his adult lifetime was spent in Delphos and Van Wert. The past five years, he lived in Columbia City. He graduated from Lima Senior High School and he was a former Walmart employee. His hobbies were water color and oil painting, sketching with pencil and he was also an avid fisherman. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at DeMoneyGrimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, Pastor Barry Faucett, retired pastor of New Hope Wesleyan Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery, Columbia City. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be given in Mr. Gilbert’s memory to the American Cancer Society. Visit demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.

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Linda Baker, who volunteers with Ahten at the museum, said, “She was really the driving force behind the renovations to the second floor of the canal museum. If it hadn’t been for her, we’d still be working on it. None of us really knew how to get started and Kay came in and wrote up some plans and we used that as a road map to get it done.” Ahten’s nominator added, “she has quietly and selflessly served her community as an outstanding volunteer. Kay became a member of the Delphos community in 1971 and over the past 40 years, her work at Trinity United Methodist Church has touched many members and ministries at the church. She has served as president of Trinity United Methodist Women, headed the Missions Committee, is craft director at vacation Bible School and served as Sunday School teacher. Over the years, Ahten and her husband planted a very large garden and she canned produce to sell to raise money for missions.” Ron passed away in 2008 after a battle with cancer. Instead of giving up her volunteer work, she seemed to take on more. Her nominator wrote, “She has made a profound difference in her church benefiting, all of its members in multiple ways. She played a huge part in the expansion of our museum. Because Kay is so humble about her volunteerism, I believe she deserves special recognition — not from the world — but from the Delphos community.” Other local winners include: Art Brinkman and Jim Sherrick — “Barber Giving Bikes.” A simple act of kindness started the program in 2007, just before Christmas. That’s when the Silver Shears Barbershop owners decided to donate two bikes for underprivileged children instead of exchanging presents with each other. The following year, the barbers put out a jar for customers to contribute to the bike fund. The first week the jar was in the shop, they collected enough to purchase four bikes and by that Christmas, they raised enough for 37 bikes. Brinkman talked to other barbers around Lima. They have placed “Barbers for Bikes” collection jars in their shops and now they and their customers are donating to purchase bikes. The next three years, they set up a golf tournament, raising enough funds to purchase more than 100 bikes each year. Walmart has offered special pricing for the purchase of the bikes and the Lima Rotary Foundation has donated money to purchase bike helmets to go along with the bikes. Bill Hanz — Lima Family YMCA soccer program. Hanz has been a volunteer at the YMCA for over 30 years. He has been a mentor to kids as a volunteer youth soccer coach. When you talk to him about his soccer team, it really is never about the skill of his players but rather about their attitude or how he can help them to feel good about themselves no matter what their skill level. Although winning is fun, the bigger picture to Hanz is each individual player feeling good about being part of a team and being accepted. Parents wrote that when their children were older and playing junior and high school soccer, Hanz could be found on the sidelines watching and encouraging the kids he coached as very young soccer players. Chas and Beth Myers — Putnam County Habitat for Humanity. The Myers were nominated for a Jefferson Award for their volunteer efforts with the Putnam County Habitat for Humanity. They have been involved in the Habitat cause since its 2009 inception in Putnam County. They have been instrumental in the development of the local Habitat Charter and the creation of the Putnam County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors. Their efforts combined with others brought about the successful construction of three habitat homes in Putnam County with plans for two more to be constructed

is more than just a drug issue. Sometimes it is the culture of the family. “I thought it was time,” he said of his decision to retire. “You know, 41 years in the criminal justice system is a long time. You get tired of seeing these same people. Some of these people I see up in the courtroom, I dealt with their grandparents as a cop, and then their parents, and now them. It’s time to get away from that. It’s time to get my right mind back.” Still, Kimmet has not closed the door on helping out

in the court if the case load gets too heavy or if there is a shortage of manpower, but he emphasized that it would be on his terms and not an opening to remaining on staff. He noted that he has a few hobbies to take his time, including fishing and reading. And he will look back with pride and happiness on his time spent in Common Pleas Court. “I enjoy it. I’m going to enjoy it up until my last day,” he declared. “I just want to thank the people I work with. They’ve been there in the good times and they’ve been there in the bad times. It’s been fun.”

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in 2012. Chas and Beth have provided a strong foundation, outstanding leadership and experienced foresight which has allowed the Habitat movement to succeed in Putnam County. Chases leadership as president of the organization has encouraged the recruitment of residents to become involved in board and committee work as well as construction projects. Beth has given countless hours to the organizational and paper work detail that is so necessary for all organizations. Beth has been outstanding in working with board members, volunteers and outside organizations to make Putnam County Habitat efforts successful and admirable. Because of their efforts and leadership, the Putnam County Habitat homes have been built to green specifications and approved and recognized by the state as Energy Star homes. Ed Noble — Goodfellows and St. Mary’s Community Foundation. Noble’s volunteer service to his community has touched thousands of lives. By word and by deed, Ed has throughout his life brought help to families in need, and in doing so an entire community has learned the lessons of service to others, and has emulated his example. Goodfellows is an informal organization at distributes food baskets to families in need at Christmas. Tracing its roots to the Great Depression, Goodfellows really got a shot in the arm after World War II when Ed Noble as the Rotary Club’s representative to the organization. He quickly assumed the leading role, which he continued for the next 60 years. Ed was the person who oversaw the food orders and coordinated contents of the baskets for the recipients. He was the driving force to make sure needy families were added to the list. It must be emphasized that Goodfellows is an organization with no official structure. It was no coincidence that the community responded to the leadership of Ed Noble as the unofficial coordinator. With Ed’s retirement in 2011, the program continues under the auspices of the St. Marys Community Foundation. Suzanne Kaliher Plumb — Churches United Pantry. In 2004, a group of area pastors and church leaders working with the West Ohio Food Bank, formed a new organization, Church United Pantry. The food pantry was formed to help local families through occasional emergencies. Plumb became a volunteer from the first day and almost immediately joined the CUP Board of Directors. She currently serves as board president, leading an organization of volunteers that coordinates an annual $30,000 budget and serves more than 20,000 persons annually. Tami Shobe — Children’s Medical Missions AMH. Children’s Medical Missions West is a one-woman show. Shobe spends many hours searching for host families, hospitals, and physicians who are willing to donate their time and services to the needs of these children, as well as organizing all of the fundraising activities. She does this for no pay or compensation for her materials. Many families in povertystricken nations cannot afford or do not have necessary medical services available to them in their homeland. CMMW offers children an opportunity to come to the United States from Third World Countries, and finds them free medical care. The children stay in the homes of host families. The host families care for the children as they recover from surgeries for spina bifida, club feet, cleft palates and other medical problems prior to them returning to their homes. Judges selected these eight individuals from 46 nominations submitted for the pres(Continued from page 1) tigious national public service award. All eight winners received bronze medallions, cash awards for their volunteer organization and recognition at the Jefferson Awards banquet Tuesday. “Although we have selected eight of the 46 nominees to receive this award, every nomination is a winner because everything these people do makes our community a better place to live and raise a family,” Leila Osting, chair of the Jefferson Awards judges’ committee, said. The Lima News, Your Hometown Lima Stations and the United Way of Greater Lima sponsor the local Jefferson Awards for volunteer service in the community. Judges for the Jefferson Awards are Osting, chair; Alberta Lee, retired Allen County commissioner; Greg Myers from Auglaize County; Tom Hendrixson, WLIO videographer; Louis Jennings, employee resource coordinator with UAW 1219, Lima Engine Plant, Ford Motor Company; Jeanne Beutler, executive director of United Way of Putnam County; Susan Munroe, president of the Van Wert Chamber of Commerce; Dave Roach from Delphos; and Tom Thompson, labor rep with United Way of Greater Lima. While most people find contest auditions nervewracking, Jones enjoyed being in front of the judges. “It was really good. The judges were cool,” he said. “One of them said she was going to recommend me to her brother, Brent Mason. He plays for commercials and stuff like that. She said he would really like what I do.”

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“(Happiness) always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go and you learn at once how big and precious it is.” — Maxim Gorky, author

Supreme Court debates individual mandate
MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON — The heart of the Obama administration’s health care overhaul hanging in the balance, the Supreme Court is turning to whether the rest of the law can survive if the crucial individual insurance requirement is struck down. The justices also will spend part of today, the last of three days of arguments over the health law, considering a challenge by 26 states to the expansion of the Medicaid program for low-income Americans, an important feature toward the overall goal of extending health insurance to an additional 30 million people. The first two days of fastpaced and extended arguments have shown that the conservative justices have serious questions about Congress’ authority to require virtually every American to carry insurance or pay a penalty. The outcome of the case will affect nearly all Americans and the ruling, expected in June, also could play a role in the presidential election campaign. Obama and congressional Democrats pushed for the law’s passage two years ago, while Republicans, including all the GOP presidential candidates, are strongly opposed. But the topic the justices take up today only comes into play if they first find that the insurance mandate violates the Constitution. If they do, then they will have to decide if the rest of the law stands or falls. The states and the small business group opposing the law say insurance requirement is central to the whole undertaking and should take the rest of the law down with it. The administration argues that the only other provisions the court should kill in the event the mandate is stricken are insurance revisions that require insurers to cover people regardless of existing medical problems and limit how much they can charge in premiums based on a person’s age or health. The federal appeals court in Atlanta that struck down the insurance requirement said the rest of the law can remain in place, a position that will be argued by a private lawyer appointed by the justices, H. Bartow Farr III. On Tuesday, the conservative justices sharply and repeatedly questioned the validity of the insurance mandate. If the government can force people to buy health insurance, justices wanted to know, can it require people to buy burial insurance? Cellphones? Broccoli? The court focused on whether the mandate for Americans to have insurance “is a step beyond what our cases allow,” in the words of Justice Anthony Kennedy. “Purchase insurance in this case, something else in the next case,” Chief Justice John Roberts said. But Kennedy, who is often the swing vote on cases that divide the justices along ideological lines, also said he recognized the magnitude of the nation’s health care problems and seemed to suggest they would require a comprehensive solution. And Roberts also spoke about the uniqueness of health care, which almost everyone uses at some point. “Everybody is in this market, so that makes it different than the market for cars or the other hypotheticals that you came up with, and all they’re regulating is how you pay for it,” Roberts said, paraphrasing the government’s argument. Kennedy and Roberts emerged as the apparent pivotal votes in the court’s decision. The law envisions that insurers will be able to accommodate older and sicker people without facing financial ruin

One Year Ago • Kenidi Ulm was honored as the Student of the Month by the Delphos Optimist Club. Alexa Plescher was honored as the Most Improved Student. Delphos City Schools Superintendent Jeff Price presented both students with a plaque and a certificate for a $50 savings bond. 25 Years Ago — 1987 • Students of Marleen Wehri’s studio will present a piano recital Sunday at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Students participating will be Renee Perrin, Greg Unverferth, Jimmy Mox, Kendra and Marshall Thompson, Amanda Miller, Lindsay Schroeder, Katie Wehri, Margot Downey and Ranee Jostpille. • Presented awards at the Young Farmers and Farm Wives 30th banquet were Chuck Hempfling, dairy and soybean efficiency award; Martha Miller, state award for fictional short story; James Miller, Young Farmer of the Year award and the corn efficiency award; Mike Pohlman, corn yield award; Jerry Luersman, beef and soybean efficiency award and Randy Pohlman, swine award winner. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • The Right Reverend Monsignor Carl F. Reineck, pastor of St. John’s Catholic Church here, died today in Celina from an acute myocardial infarction. Monsignor Reineck, pastor of St. John’s for almost 22 years, was ordained to the priesthood on Dec. 22, 1917. He arrived in Delphos on Nov. 15, 1940 and was installed as pastor on Nov. 17. • Two new members were elected to the board of directors of the Delphos Chamber of Commerce Tuesday and one member was re-elected. Mel Westrich was re-elected as a member of the retail division. New members elected were James Hemker and Edward Wiecher. Hemker was named to the retail division and Wiecher was named to the industrial division. • There was a good turnout for the inspection meeting of Crescent Temple No. 50 Pythian Sisters held Tuesday evening in the Knights of Pythias Hall. Honoring the Girl Scouts on their 50th anniversary, the meeting was preceded by piano solos presented by Cathy Thompson and Sandy Dancer, members of troop 247 of Delphos. 75 Years Ago — 1937 • One Delphos man, a former Delphos man and two others well-known here are being mentioned in a list of 32 candidates for the appointment as federal judge. Richard Lindemann of this city, is one of the candidates for the important position. Judge John McCabe of Toledo, formerly of Delphos, is also on the eligible list. Judge E. E. Everett and Congressman Frank Kloeb are said to be the two leading candidates for the position. • Members of Commemorative Post, Delphos American Legion, met on Thursday night in regular session at their headquarters. It was decided that the Legion will sponsor a party for the Auxiliary members on the occasion of the organization’s birthday anniversary. The final details of this party will be worked out by a committee composed of John Lloyd, chairman, Dale Miller and Linus Schmelzer. • Richard Wulfhorst, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wulfhorst, North Pierce Street, has been named as a catcher on the Ohio State University Baseball Varsity team. Dick will be remembered here for his work with the St. John Blue Jays baseball team and also with the basketball team. He also played with amateur teams during the summer vacations and was known as one of the best amateur catchers in this district.

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Dems, GOP woo single women

STERLING, Va. (AP) — As a married woman, Marisa Hannum had her family’s conservatism in mind when she backed Republicans in the 2008 and 2004 presidential elections. Now divorced, she is putting her own interests first as she weighs whether to vote for Democratic President Barack Obama or his Republican challenger this fall. She’s an abortion opponent, worried about her finances and concerned for friends who can’t find jobs. She’s dumbfounded that anyone is questioning birth control in 2012. And she has only a glimmer of an idea of how she’ll vote in November. “Now I am a little bit better informed. But I am really on the fence,” says Hannum, 30, an assistant restaurant manager, as she stops by the post office in this Washington suburb — a region filled with single women that Democrats and Republicans alike are targeting. In an election year heavily focused on social issues and the economy, Democrats are trying to energize unmarried females who overwhelmingly vote for their candidates while Republicans work to peel them away. Political math tells the story of the so-called marriage gap: exit polls show that women are a majority of voters in presidential election years and about four in 10 female voters don’t have a spouse. They lean more heavily Democratic than their married counterparts. But the U.S. census says about 22 percent of them are unregistered, a rich pool of potential new voters for both parties competing for the presidency. Though single women are among the most Democratic groups in the electorate, recent political history gives Republicans hope: In the 2010 elections, Republican House candidates grabbed their highest share of women’s votes in decades, 49 percent. So in both parties, the race is on to woo single women, register them to vote and inspire them to show up at the polls.

Trayvon Martin’s parents go to Capitol Hill
SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a packed forum on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, the parents of Trayvon Martin found support among members of Congress who turned the death of their 17-year-old’s son into a rallying cry against racial profiling. Martin’s parents spoke briefly before a Democratsonly congressional panel as cameras clicked noisily in front of them. Many in the crowd, which filled the seats and lined the walls, strained to catch a glimpse of the parents whose son was shot and killed Feb. 26 in a Sanford, Fla. gated community. “Trayvon was our son, but Trayvon is your son,” Sybrina Fulton, Martin’s mother, told the panel. “A lot of people can relate to our situation and it breaks their heart like it breaks our heart.” Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, thanked “everyone who is holding the legacy of Trayvon.” “Trayvon is sadly missed and we will continue to fight for justice for him,” said Tracy Martin, who wore a weary look. During the two-hour forum, the lawmakers and witnesses openly criticized the police investigation of the shooting and the failure of police to arrest the admitted shooter, George Zimmerman. Those

because the insurance requirement will provide insurance companies with more premiums from healthy people to cover increased costs of care. “If the government can do this, what else can it not do?” Justice Antonin Scalia asked. He and Justice Samuel Alito appeared likely to join with Justice Clarence Thomas, the only justice to ask no questions, to vote to strike down the key provision of the overhaul. The four Democratic appointees seemed ready to vote to uphold it. Kennedy at one point said that allowing the government mandate would “change the relationship” between the government and U.S. citizens. “Do you not have a heavy burden of justification to show authorization under the Constitution” for the individual mandate? asked Kennedy. At another point, however, he also acknowledged the complexity of resolving the issue of paying for America’s health care needs. “I think it is true that if most questions in life are matters of degree ... the young person who is uninsured is uniquely proximately very close to affecting the rates of insurance and the costs of providing medical care in a way that is not true in other industries. That’s my concern in the case,” Kennedy said. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she found the debate over health care similar to an earlier era’s argument about the Social Security retirement system. How could Congress be able to compel younger workers to contribute to Social Security but be limited in its ability to address health care? she wondered. “There’s something very odd about that, that the government can take over the whole thing and we all say, Oh, yes, that’s fine, but if the government wants to preserve private insurers, it can’t do that,” she said.

Moderately confused

WASHINGTON — By now you’ve heard it plenty: The Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka “Obamacare,” is like the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This creative bit of dot-connecting began with President Obama, and has been perpetuated by countless talk-show hosts and their guests. By implication, to oppose Obamacare is tantamount to opposing civil rights, which, roughly translated in this country, means being racist. This may not be what Obama intended, but if not, it was accidental brilliance. On “Hardball” this week, as Chris Matthews was crossexamining a guest about the constitutionality of the insurance mandate — the main issue before the Supreme Court — he asked whether she thought the Civil Rights Act was constitutional. After all, that piece of legislation (correctly) forced businesses to sell goods and services to people they otherwise might have chosen to deny access. This would be a dandy argument if the two issues were remotely related. Yes, they are similar inasmuch as the federal government imposed laws on individuals related to personal decision-making. And yes, those decisions revolved around commerce. But zebras and dogs are also similar — they both have four legs and a tail — and yet we know they

Apples, oranges and zebras, oh my!
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attending the hearing applauded the couple when Deborah Ramirez, a law professor at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, praised the parents’ “dignity and grace in the face of this tragedy” and said they were an “inspiration to all.” Zimmerman, 28, has said he acted in self-defense. Federal and state officials are investigating. “It is very important that we have independent eyes on this situation,” said Rep. Corrine Brown, a Democrat whose district includes Sanford. “I am hoping we take this as a teachable moment. I am looking forward to how the Justice Department handles their independent investigation.”

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are not the same animal. The health care mandate forces business and individuals to — something against their will. The mandate facilitates access to health care the same way being pushed off a diving board facilitates swimming. It may prove effective — or not — but it shouldn’t be confused with civil rights. One may firmly believe that any government program aimed at improving health care for more people is defensible. At least some Americans apparently do, but not that many. A recent Washington Post/ABC News poll found that Americans oppose the law by 52-41 percent. And 67 percent believe the Supreme Court should toss the law or at least the mandatory portion. This is hardly a national endorsement of Obama’s health plan. Nor, however, should it be construed as permission for Republicans to continue pretending that the American health care system doesn’t require any government attention, as they did until Democrats seized the issue. The problem of access

to affordable health care is nothing to shrug about. By all means, let’s work toward making an exceptionally good system better — but without the pandering shibboleth of health care reform as a civil rights issue. One dealt with discrimination on the basis of race and was a clear violation of human rights and, therefore, the spirit of the Constitution. Guaranteeing access to purchase is far different than forcing purchase. That some can’t afford insurance or are denied coverage through unemployment surely can be addressed in other, more creative ways. Americans love the portability aspect of Obamacare, but this could have been accomplished without restructuring a huge swath of the economy based largely on projections and assumptions. As a selfish human being, I want everyone to buy insurance. I also want nearly everyone to drop 20 pounds, exercise 45 minutes daily, abstain from drugs and cigarettes, drink no more than five ounces of red wine daily, get eight hours of sleep, eat a diet of mostly grains and vegetables and avoid all sugars. This would do more to improve health and reduce the need for medical care than anything else on the planet. Shouldn’t we start there? Doesn’t it violate my civil rights to have to subsi-

Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@washpost.com.

dize the consequences of other people’s irresponsible choices and lack of discipline? Ah, but no, government can’t dictate what people consume or how much they exercise. Wanna bet? Stick around. Critics of Obama’s plan are not just ornery partisans. Legitimate concerns include: The law is too big, it creates another gargantuan bureaucracy that will have the flexibility and compassion of Siri, and it contains too many uncertainties and too many fill-in-theblanks beyond the reach of elected officials. Democrats pushed through the legislation without popular support on the bet that Americans would like it once they got used to it. We may or may not find out, depending on what the justices decide. But this much we do know: Civil rights activists who were beaten, bloodied and killed in the struggle to have a voice were nothing like the bureaucrats and politicians who insist that the ACA is a comparable victory. The Civil Rights Act was a monument to freedom and human dignity. Healthcare reform is ... something else. Well-intentioned though it may be — and serviceable though it could become with proper tweaking — the ACA is not about human freedom. It is, in fact, quite the opposite.

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BY LOVINA EICHER The sun is shining brightly at 7:45 a.m. Looks like it will be a nice day to dry laundry outside. I do hope it will warm up as our thermometer shows 34 degrees. After having 80 degree weather this seems cold. We are leaving the propane lights on a little longer this morning since they put heat into the house. I don’t remember that we were ever able to let our coal stove go out before spring even started. We are still enjoying the dandelion greens. I did see some yellow flowers on some so it won’t be long before they will start blooming making the greens too bitter to eat. Our laundry will be extra big today since we only did laundry twice last week. Friday and Saturday were both raining making it impossible to dry clothes outside. We throw all our dirty laundry down to the basement through a vent in the floor. We wash all of the clothes in the basement so it makes it easier not to have to carry it all down the steps. I went to the basement this morning and it almost made me tired seeing the big pile of laundry waiting to be washed. I shouldn’t complain, though, about having the good health to do it. I also have it a lot easier doing laundry than when we lived in Indiana. I have hot and cold running water so I can run it right into the machine. In Indiana I had to carry all my water from the cistern pump and heat it on the stove before I could do laundry. Although I don’t have one, some of the ladies in the church have a spinner so they can spin their laundry dry before they hang it up. It does a lot better job than the wringer does like I use. Would be very handy during the winter months when it dries indoors. We attended church services yesterday at our neighbors. Brother-in-law Jacob wasn’t able to attend so we went to visit them and ended up having supper there as well. We had our season’s first taste of green onions at Jacob’s. Onions are coming up in their garden from last year. Also on the menu was barbecued chicken, creamed potatoes, steamed potatoes, dandelion green salad, cheese, ice cream and chocolate chip cookies. The girls have been busy raking the yard. Joe and the children burned a lot of branches from the two pine trees he had to cut down. A local sawmill will buy the large logs from the big oak tree. It will look better when that mess is all cleaned up. It looks like we might also have to mow the grass this week. The children will be off from school next week for their spring break. After they go back they will be in the last quarter of this school term. So hard to believe that time went so fast. Lovina, 7, is home from school today. She seems to have something in her eye and can’t open it very well. I want to call the eye doctor to see if I can bring her in to have it checked out. She doesn’t want to open it, says it feels like something is in her eye. Joe planted a few rows of potatoes last week. I want to put some more early things out but it wouldn’t feel very good working in the garden this morning. Brrr! I think we’ll get our first taste of rhu-

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Lady Cougars use Jefferson miscues in 15-2 rout
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Wollenhaupt added. “What our girls have to learn is how to make adjustments and figure things out in the middle of innings when things are going bad. We seem to lose focus in the middle of innings; we forget was it next at hand.” Jefferson visits Hardin Northern 5 p.m. today and hosts St. John’s Thursday. “Offensively, we didn’t get a lot of hits but we took advantage of what we did get,” McClure added. “Our attitude is, if you make a mistake, we’re going to capitalize. We are going to take the extra base and be aggressive, especially if you commit an error.” Van Wert hosts Lincolnview 4:30 p.m. today.

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ELIDA — Jefferson’s fastpitch softball squad started off well enough in its opener versus Van Wert Tuesday afternoon at Lady Wildcat Field, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first. It was all downhill from there as the Wildcats couldn’t manufacture any more runs against Van Wert starter Jessica Klausing and the Lady Cougars took advantage of some poor defense, some walks and aggressive baserunning to down the Red and White 15-2 in five innings. “It’s the same old, same old. This was one of those games where you simply want to forget what happened, hope it was just one of those games and move on,” Jefferson coach Dave Wollenhaupt noted. “I wish I could blame inexperience but many of the mistakes we made were by girls starting their second and third seasons on varsity. It was disappointing defensively because we had played so well for five innings in our last scrimmage Thursday against PandoraGilboa.” The Wildcats got their two runs courtesy of a 1-out walk to Samantha Thitoff, a ground single to center by Fallon Van Dyke (2-for-2), a force-out at third by Cassidy Bevington, a single by Taylor Branham that plated Van Dyke and then a double to right by Shayla Rice (2-for-2). In the process, courtesy runner Whitney Hohlbein was gunned down at home by a Melissa RoopBrittany Bigham-Kelsey

Jefferson’s Shayla Rice tags out Van Wert’s Brooke Fuerst Tuesday afternoon in fast-pitch softball action at Lady Wildcat Field. The visiting Lady Cougars had it all going their way, though, grabbing a 15-2 5-inning rout. Saylor relay at home. After that, Klausing (2-0; 5 innings, 6 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts) settled down, allowing only three other base-runners. “She had to settle down. So did our defense,” Van Wert head man Mike McClure said. “We beat Lima Senior 14-3 Saturday, so I’m pleased with our start to the season. We’re a work in progress but we’re winning so far.” The Cougars took the lead for good with a 4 spot in the second frame, piecing together two walks, two stolen bases, a hit batter, a walk and three Delphos errors to bat around against Wildcat ace Branham (5 IPs, 6 hits, 15 runs, 4 earned, 7 bases-onballs, 4 Ks). Only one run was batted in: a fielder’s choice by Brooke Fuerst. Two more came home in the Cougar third: a 1-out walk to Klausing, an infield single by Bigham that put a hustling Ashley Lovett (courtesy runner) on third, a steal by Bigham and then a 2-run knock to left by Fuerst. A run in the fourth made it 7-2, Lady Cougars. Roop walked, stole second with one down and then scored an out later on an error. The Cougars blew it wide open in the fifth, sending 12 batters to the dish and putting together four steals, three hits, three errors, two free passes, two passed balls, two wild pitches and a sacrifice bunt (Alyssa Bowen). Fuerst made it a 2-for-4 night and added her fourth and fifth RBIs with an infield single wide of third in which Emily Beair and a hustling Bigham scored. Gretchen Klinker and Bigham (2-for-2) also registered hits in the uprising. “Fallon and Shayla both hit the ball well in their two at-bats. That was a positive,”

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By BOB WEBER btzweber@bright.net OTTOVILLE — The Ottoville Big Green baseball team started its 2012 season Tuesday night with a non-league game against the OttawaGlandorf Titans at home. The Big Green jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead, only to see the Titans roar back to score 12 runs in the last two innings to come away with a 12-5 win. The Big Green, behind the excellent pitching of senior Travis Maag, held the Titans scoreless through the first four innings. Maag only gave up two hits, walked four and struck out eight batters through his time on the mound. Tony Castronova, the Big Green’s head coach, was very pleased with Maag’s performance: “Travis pitched great tonight for his first start of the year. He struck out eight and only gave up two hits to a talented O-G team. I took him out to start the fifth because we don’t like to have our pitchers throw too many pitches (70 for Maag) early in the year.” Ottoville jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the third with the help of the Titans’ pitching (2 walks and a hit batter), coupled with two errors and two timely hits by juniors Derek Schimmoeller and Cory Fischer. The game remained 5-0 going into the sixth inning before the wheels fell off for the Big Green. The Titans’ sixth inning started harmlessly with two quick outs. Junior Bryan Hohlbein, in relief of Maag, had pitched a solid fifth and was on his way to finishing off the sixth. The Titans, however, loaded the bases with two outs behind two walks and a hit. O-G’s Matt Stechschulte sent a fly ball towards left field that was dropped by the Big Green’s left fielder and the floodgates opened for the Titans. They used the error to plate five runs to tie the game going into the seventh inning. The seventh inning was even more cruel for the home team. The Big Green started the inning with two errors. Freshman Brandon Boecker relieved Hohlbein in the inning, only to see the Titans plate seven runs to take a 12-5 lead. Cory Imm and Logan Borgelt had doubles to pace the attack for the Titans. The Titans (1-1) completed the win with some strong pitching after the third inning. O-G’s pitchers struck out 10 Big Green batters, gave up only three hits and walked four. The Titans will travel to Miller City for their next game Friday night. Castronova realized they let one get away from them: “I told the team that this is our first game and we need to learn from our mistakes that

VAN WERT (15) ab-r-h-rbi Gretchen Klinker 2b 4-2-2-0, Melissa Roop 2-2-0-0, Maggie Allmandinger lf 4-1-0-0, Kelsey Saylor c 4-1-0-1, Emily Beair cf 2-2-0-0, Jessica Klausing p 3-0-0-0, Ashley Lovett cr 0-1-0-0, Brittany Bigham 1b 2-3-2-0, Brooke Fuerst ss 4-1-2-5, Alyssa Bowen 3b 1-2-0-0. Totals 26-15-6-6. JEFFERSON (2) ab-r-h-rbi Corrine Metzger 2b 3-0-1-0, Samantha Thitoff ss 1-0-0-0, Fallon Van Dyke cf 2-1-2-0, Cassidy Bevington c 2-1-0-0, Taylor Branham p 2-0-1-1, Whitney Hohlbein cr 0-0-0-0, 4-2-2-0, Shayla Rice 3b 2-0-2-1, Kayla Kill 1b 2-0-0-0, Kimber Kill lf 1-0-0-0, Sarah Thitoff ph 1-0-0-0, Rachel Miller rf 1-0-0-0, Destiny Thompson rf 1-0-0-0. Totals 18-2-6-2. Score by Innings: Van Wert 042 1 8 - 15 Jefferson 200 00- 2 E: Sam. Thitoff 3, Metzger, Bevington, Branham, Roce, Ka. Kill; DP: Van Wert 1; LOB: Van Wert 6, Jefferson 2; 2B: Rice; SB: Klinker 2, Bigham 2, Roop, Allmandinger, Beair, Bowen; CS: Metzger (by Saylor); SAC: Brown. IP H R ER BB SO VAN WERT Klausing (W, 2-0) 5 6 2 2 1 4 JEFFERSON Branham (L, 0-1) 5 6 15 4 7 4 WP: Branham 3; HBP: Bigham (by Branham); PB: Bevington 2.

St. John’s Wil Buettner takes the handoff from Jake Hayes in the 4x400-meter relay in season-opening track and field action Tuesday night at the C. Arnold Scott Community Track. Indians sweep Jays to open 2012 track season DELPHOS — By nearly identical scores, loaded Shawnee downed St. John’s on both sides of their track and field dual meet at the C. Arnold Scott Community Track in Delphos to open 2012. The Tribe boys won 97-40, while the Lady Indians won 89-46. “We didn’t have our seniors — they were on a class trip — so we had our younger guys in there. We did OK overall but as I believe, it’s not what you do at the beginning, it’s what you do at the end,” St. John’s boys coach Dr. Jay DeWitt said. “We had some excited kids running their first varsity meets. We’ve had great weather to train in lately but not as good today. Still, for our first meet at the end of March, today was balmy compared to what we’ve had to run in in previous years.” His Lady Jay counterpart, Dave Desenberg, was also pretty happy overall. “It’s what you expect out of a first meet. We’ve been able to get some good work in outside before this and that is unusual,” Desenberg added. “We had some freshmen step in and give us quality performances. We only have three seniors but we have some real quality in the sophomores and juniors. This is the best we’ve done against Shawnee in a long time and their coach told me they are loaded.” St. John’s is in the Marion Local tri-meet 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

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cost us tonight. Our defense was really strong through our scrimmages this year but tonight our defense let us down. I’m happy with how our pitchers pitched tonight. It’s a long season and the good thing about it is that we have another game to play tomorrow to get the bad taste of tonight’s loss behind us.” The Big Green entertain the Fort Jennings Musketeers tonight in a 4 p.m. non-league game start.

Young, Bergman lift Raiders to opening victory
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Ottawa-Glandorf 12 Cory Imm 4-2-1-3, Cody Bockrath 4-1-3-3, Casey Schroeder 1-1-00, Jake Hershberger 5-0-0-0, Aaron Halker 5-1-0-0, Tyler Ellerbrock 3-1-10, Tyler Zender 4-2-2-2, Logan Borgelt 3-2-1-2, Matt Stechschulte 3-2-0-2. Totals 32-12-8-12. Ottoville 5 Derek Schimmoeller 4-1-1-1, Luke Schimmoeller 4-0-0-0, Travis Maag 2-1-0-1, Austin Markward 2-1-0-1, Bryan Hohlbein 3-0-1-0, Brandon Boecker 0-0-0-0, Cory Fischer 3-01-1, Jacob Turnwald 2-0-0-0, Alex Horstman 0-0-0-0, Craig Odenweller 3-1-0-0, Cory Honigford 3-1-0-0. Totals 26-5-3Score by Innings: Ott.-Glan. 0 0 0 0 0 5 7 - 12 Ottoville 005 000 0- 5 WP - Morman. LP - Hohlbein. Doubles - O-G - Bockrath 2, Imm, Borgelt.

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HAVILAND – Kaleigh Young struck out seven in four innings of work on the mound and Bailey Bergman provided a key 2-run double as the duo led Wayne Trace to a 10-0 victory over Ottoville in season-opening high school softball action for both teams Tuesday night. Young fanned two Big Green hitters in each of the first three innings before finishing with seven to post the win. The junior hurler allowed only a pair of singles in the fourth and yielded no walks. Addison Baumle work an inning in relief, striking out one and walking one. “Kaleigh threw the ball well tonight,” noted Raider head coach Nikki Staten. “She did a good job of mixing things up and she was

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able to get in front of hitters and make them hit her pitch. It was a solid performance by her and a good way to start the season.” Offensively, the red, white and blue manufactured an unearned run in the second before breaking the game open in the fourth. Young started the inning, reaching on an infield single to deep short to give the Raiders a base-runner. After Kayla Zuber entered as a courtesy runner for Wayne Trace, Sarah Feasby singled to put runners at the corners with no outs. A Lyndsay Combs walk loaded the bases but Zuber was then forced at home on a ground ball by Libby Stabler. With one out, Molly Crosby hit a grounder to third but the throw home by Ottoville was misplayed, allowing Feasby to score for a 2-0 lead. Bergman then provided the key hit of the night.

The freshman outfielder hit a double to the left-field corner that plated Combs and Stabler, giving Wayne Trace a 4-0 advantage. The floodgates then opened as Crosby scored on a wild pitch and Young finished the scoring with a 2-run single that plated Bergman and Mackenzie Swary for an 8-0 lead. “That was a big hit for us,” Staten commented of Bergman’s double. “I think that hit showed the girls they could do it and they relaxed from that point on. We definitely had some kids that were nervous early and they just played after that.” Wayne Trace wrapped up the win in the fifth as Swary and Addison Baumle each drew bases-loaded walks to plate two runs and seal the 10-0 victory. “It is a good win to start the season,” concluded Staten. “We have some areas to get

better but it is always nice to start out with a victory.” Young’s two singles paced the Raider offense while Bergman, Swary (single), Feasby, Combs (single) and Crosby (single) also had hits. Kelsey Hoersten and Krista Schimmoeller each had singles for Ottoville. Freshman Courtney Von Sossan suffered the loss for the Big Green, giving up six hits, four earned runs and a walk while striking out three in four innings of work. Hoersten worked 1/3 of an inning in relief, giving up a hit and four walks. Ottoville visits Lima Senior tonight.
Score by Innings: Ottoville 000 00- 023 Wayne Trace 0 1 0 7 2 - 10 7 1 One out in fifth when game ended WP: Kaleigh Young; LP: Courtney Von Sossan. 2B; Bailey Bergman (WT).

Girls Team Rankings: Shawnee 89, St. John’s 46. Boys Team Rankings: Shawnee 97, St. John’s 40. Girls High Jump: 1. Winters (SH) 5-0; 2. Alyssa Faurot (SJ) 4-10. Boys High Jump: 1. Bell (SH) 5-4; 2. (tie) Jake Hays (SJ) and Nance (SH) 5-0. Girls Pole Vault: 1. Courtney Grothouse (SJ) 7-6; 2. Croft (SH) 7-0; 3. Alicia Buettner (SJ) 6-6; 4. (tie) Kaylie Youngpeter (SJ) and Tara Vorst (SJ) 6-0. Boys Pole Vault: 1. Rolland (SH) 10-0; 2. Eric Gerberick (SJ) and Clark (SH) 9-0; ... 6. Isaac Altenburger (SJ) 8-0; 7. (tie) Quinn Wise (SJ) and Nick Bockey (SJ) 7-6. Girls Long Jump: 1. Madison Kreeger (SJ) 14-0.50; 2. Wolery (SH) 13-11.50; 3. Baird (SH) 13-4.75; ... 6. Ally Mohler (SJ) 12-2. Boys Long Jump: 1. Nance (SH) 18-6.50; 2. McNeal (SH) 18-2.25; 3. Isaac Altenburger (SJ) 17-04.75; ... 7. Eric Gerberick (SJ) 14-1.25; ... 9. Brian Pohlman (SJ) 13-10.75. Girls Discus: 1. Bailie Hulihan (SJ) 88-5.50; 2. Madison Kreeger (SJ) 86-6; 3. Adewumi (SH) 82-10.50; ... 4. Stephanie Honigford (SJ) 80-11; 5. Paige Lucas (SJ) 77-0; ... 8. Alicia Buettner (SJ) 65-6; ... 11. Brittany Kramer (SJ) 39-5. Boys Discus: 1. Sean Flanagan (SJ) 98-9.50; 2. Mike Wise (SH) 91-7; 3. Cole Fischbach (SJ) 90-10.50; ... 4. Austin Schulte (SJ) 90-2.50; ... 6. Andrew Grothouse (SJ) 86-10.50. Girls Shot Put: 1. Adewumi (SH) 31-3; 2. Paige Lucas (SJ) 28-5; 3. Bailie Hulihan (SJ) 27-9; ... 5. Stephanie Honingford (SJ) 24-1. Boys Shot Put: 1. Mark Boggs (SJ) 41-5; 2. Mike Wise (SH) 37-8; 3. Gleason (SH) 34-4; ... 6. Andrew Grothouse (SJ) 32-5; ... 11. Austin Schulte (SJ) 30-6. Girls 4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Shawnee ‘A’ 10:35.84; 2. St. John’s ‘A’ (Courtney Grothouse, Madison Zuber, Tara Vorst, Ally Mohler, Ally) 11:16.78. Boys 4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Shawnee ‘A’ 8:54.61; 2. St. John’s ‘A’ (Mark Boggs, Jake Hays, Jared Knebel, Tyler Conley) 9:06.36.

Girls 100 Meter Hurdles: 1. Marlowe (SH) 17.16; 2. Rebekah Fischer (SJ) 20.84. Boys 110 Meter Hurdles: 1. Frieson (SH) 16.11; 2. Tatad (SH) 18.34; 3. Hadding (SH) 19.72. Girls 100 Meter Dash: 1. Maddie Burgei (SJ) 13.48; 2. Rinehart (SH) 13.49; 3. Gronas (SH) 13.81; ... 5. Halie Benavidez (SJ) 14.22; 6. Amber Cross (SJ) 14.24; ... 9. Brittany Kramer (SJ) 15.58. Boys 100 Meter Dash: 1. Frieson (SH) 11.01; 2. McNeal (SH) 11.57; 3. Virdin (SH) 11.79; ... 4. Nick Martz (SJ) and Will Buettner (SJ) 11.81. Girls 4x200 Meter Relay: 1. Shawnee ‘A’ 1:57.31; 2. St. John’s ‘A’ (Rebekah Fischer, Kaylie Youngpeter, Alyssa Faurot, Lydia Schwinnen) 2:03.02. Boys 4x200 Meter Relay: 1. Shawnee ‘A’ 1:40.86. Girls 1,600 Meter Run: 1. Wolery (SH) 5:51.14; 2. Kuhlman (SH) 6:23.89; 3. Sharp (SH) 6:30.40; ... 4. Brooke Zuber (SJ) 6:32.71; ... 6. Teresa Pohlman (SJ) 8:42.15. Boys 1,600 Meter Run: 1. Sevitz (SH) 5:00.91; 2. Miller (SH) 5:12.28; 3. Plaugher (SH) 5:15.72; ... 6. Cole Fischbach (SJ) 5:37.78; ... 8. Aaron Hellman (SJ) 5:45.13. Girls 4x100 Meter Relay: 1. Shawnee ‘A’ 54.67; 2. St. John’s ‘A’ (Maddie Burgei, Kaylie Youngpeter, Halie Benavidez, Samantha Bonifas) 54.88. Boys 4x100 Meter Relay: 1. St. John’s ‘A’ (Robbie Ruda, Tyler Jettinghoff, Ben Youngpeter, Luke MacLennan, Luke) 46.65; 2. Shawnee ‘A’ 47.02. Girls 400 Meter Dash: 1. Baird (SH) 1:10.12; 2. Apkarian (SH) 1:11.73; 3. Cohorn (SH) 1:12.49; ... 4. Madison Zuber (SJ) 1:13.19; ... 6. Kelsey Pohlman (SJ) 1:18.71. Boys 400 Meter Dash: 1. Virdin (SH) 56.42; 2. Scott (SH) 56.84; 3. Isaac Altenburger (SJ) 58.1; ... 4. Quinn Wise (SJ) 1:01.61. Girls 300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Samantha Bonifas (SJ) 55.43; 2. Marlowe (SH) 55.63; 3. Rebekah Fischer (SJ) 56.31. Boys 300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Will Buettner (SJ) 46.50; 2. Vernon (SH) 49.18; 3. Hadding (SH) 50.07. Girls 800 Meter Run: 1. MacDonald (SH) 2:40.25; 2. Tara Vorst (SJ) 2:52.78; 3. Sharp (SH) 2:57.83; ... 5. Kelsey Pohlman (SJ) 3:34.50. Boys 800 Meter Run: 1. Sevitz (SH) 2:13.51; 2. Tucker (SH) 2:13.94; 3. Tyler Conley (SJ) 2:20.42. Girls 200 Meter Dash: 1. Scott (SH) 28.91; 2. (tie) Maddie Burgei (SJ) and Gronas (SH) 29.55; ... 5. Amber Cross (SJ) 30.21; 6. Lydia Schwinnen (SJ) 31.19; ... 9. Brittany Kramer (SJ) 33.68. Boys 200 Meter Dash: 1. Tyler Jettinghoff (SJ) 24.22; 2. Virdin (SH) 25.00; 3. Ben Youngpeter (SJ) 25.05; ... 8. Brian Pohlman (SJ) 26.29; ... 12. Nick Bockey (SJ) 29.12. Girls 3,200 Meter Run: 1. Cohorn (SH) 13:13.00; 2. Kuhlman (SH) 13:27.96; 3. Brooke Zuber (SJ) 15:11.57. Boys 3,200 Meter Run: 1. Plaugher (SH) 11:35.95; 2. Kuhlman (SH) 11:48.09; 3. Aaron Hellman (SJ) 12:57.85. Girls 4x400 Meter Relay: 1. Shawnee ‘A’ 4:36.39; 2. St. John’s ‘A’ (Ally Mohler, Tara Vorst, Courtney Grothouse, Brooke Zuber) 4:57.91. Boys 4x400 Meter Relay: 1. St. John’s ‘A’ (Mark Boggs, Jake Hays, Jared Knebel, Will Buettner) 3:48.91; 2. Shawnee ‘A’ 4:04.01. ----

Girls Team Rankings: Celina 103, Spencerville 34. Boys Team Rankings: Celina 90, Spencerville 47. Event 1 Girls 4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Celina ‘A’ 10:31.0; 2. Spencerville ‘A’ (Karri Purdy, Cierra Adams, Caitlin Wurst, Alexa Brown 12) 10:49.8. Boys 4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Celina ‘A’ 8:57.7; 2. Spencerville ‘A’ (Aaron Hefner, Tyler Shumate, Trevor McMichael, Joe Wisher) 9:03.8. Girls 100 Meter Hurdles: 1. L. Carr (CE) 16.8; 2. Mills (CE) 16.9; 3. Wenning (CE) 17.0; ... 4. Jenna Kahle (SV) 18.2; 5. Schylar Miller (SV) 18.4; 6. Ashley Keiber (SV) 18.7. Boys 110 Meter Hurdles: 1. Jackson (CE) 17.2; 2. Brandon Meyer (SV) 17.3; 3. Anthony Schuh (SV) 18.7. Girls 100 Meter Dash: 1. Kelli Ley (SV) 13.9; 2. Strable (CE) 14.0; 3. Fennig (CE) 14.2; ... 4. Cortney Miller (SV) 14.4; ... 8. Emilee Meyer (SV) 15.1. Boys 100 Meter Dash: 1. Calvin Grigsby (SV) 12.2; 2. Bader (CE) 12.3; 3. Green (CE) 12.4; ... 4. John Smith (SV) 12.8; 5. Cole Bellows (SV) 12.9; ... 7. Daniil Gelivera (SV) 13.5; ... 11. Chance Campbell (SV) and Grant Goecke (SV) 14.1. Girls 4x200 Meter Relay: 1. Celina ‘A’ 1:52.6; 2. Spencerville ‘A’ (Cortney Miller, Kacie Mulholland, Jennifer Post, Kelli Ley) 1:53.4.

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MIDDLE POINT - The Lady Lancer softball team hosted the Marion Local Flyers Tuesday night and Lincolnview struggled at the plate throughout the contest

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runners on base to give Marion Local the early 2-0 lead. The Lady Lancers shut down the rally and held Marion Local to two runs in the first. Marion Local held the Lady Lancers scoreless in the bottom of the first and bottom of the second.
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Kalida doubles up Jefferson in baseball
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KALIDA — Jordan Laudick combined with two other pitchers to limit Jefferson to six hits in opening its 2012 baseball season with a 4-2 victory on a brilliant but chilly Monday afternoon at Kalida’s St. Michael’s Holy Name Field. After throwing 4 1/3 innings and leaving with a 4-1 lead, Jared Zeller threw an inning and senior southpaw Paul Utendorf threw 1 2/3 frames and got the save. Jefferson (1-2) coach Doug Geary — without junior ace pitcher Drew Kortokrax for an indefinite period — threw a trio of hurlers: sophomore starter Ross Thompson (0-1) for three innings, senior Curtis Miller for two and sophomore Austin Jettinghoff one. “Drew had a great winter but then suffered an unfortunate injury; he got released today but it’s not like he’s going to be ready to pitch tomorrow,” Geary explained. “We’re going to take our time in bringing him back. We have seven guys that I’m confident can help us on the mound until he gets back but he is our number 1. We threw three today — including Curtis, who threw from the mound for the first time this spring — and they pitched well enough to give us a chance.” Kalida mentor Jim McBride shares the confidence he has in his pitching staff. “We did good for the most part. It was our opener and though we weren’t on a strict pitch count, I decided to take both Jordan and Jared out after they walked guys,” McBride explained. “We know what we have in Paul; a proven lefty that is a change of pace from the others.” Red and White senior Mike Joseph had the only multi-hit game for the visitors with a 2-for-4 performance and junior Zach Kimmett

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dialed long distance for a solo home run. Nick Guisinger was Kalida’s leading hitter with a 2-for-3 performance. Jefferson drew first blood in the top of the second inning as Kimmett hit his blast with one down, hitting it near the light pole in left field and one-bouncing it atop the roof of St. Michael’s School. K a l i d a responded with a run in the bottom half: a wind-blown double to left that turned around Kyle Anspach, a stolen base and then a 1-out bounceout to shortstop by Laudick. The Maroon and White got all the run they needed in the third. Utendorf got aboard with a leadoff walk and took second on an error on a pickoff play. With one down, Guisinger blooped a single to right to score Utendorf. Jordan Ellerbrock singled and both runners advanced on a wild pitch. Tyler Heitmeyer flied out deep enough to left center to score Guisinger and a 3-1 edge. Nathan Kortokrax got aboard via an error to put runners on the corners. Laudick again helped himself with a line shot to right center to score Ellerbrock for a 4-1 edge. The Red and White left the bases loaded with two down in the fourth. A 1-out single to left by Joseph in the fifth chased Laudick and brought in Zeller, who retired the next two batters. With one down in the sixth, Kimmett walked and advanced on a pickoff error. Anspach walked, chasing Zeller and bringing in Utendorf. Pinch-runner Jeff Schleeter scored on another miscue on a pickoff play but Utendorf struck out the next two to leave Anspach on base. “We had chances to manufacture more runs in the early going but we made some mistakes and it cost us,” Geary
Girls Discus: 1. Dorsten (CE) 10710; 2. Shania Johnson (SV) 101-07; 3. Mackenzie Miller (SV) 97-07; ... 5. Abby Freewalt (SV) 80-11; 6. Megan Miller (SV) 79-03; ... 11. Audrey Bowsher (SV) 62-9. Boys Discus: 1. Lucas Shumate (SV) 153-11; 2. Zach Gay (SV) 1323; 3. Watercutter (CE) 105-2; ... 4. Gabe Davisson (SV) 105-0; 5. Logan Vandemark (SV) 96-10; ... 8. Eli Hawk (SV) 85-3; 9. Tyler Reynolds (SV) 82-9; 10. Chris Adams (SV) 79-11. Girls Long Jump: 1. Sutter (CE) 15-5; 2. Kacie Mulholland (SV) 14-5.25; 3. Dorsten (CE) 14-2.50; ... 5. Ashley Keiber (SV) 12-1. Boys Long Jump: 1. Dan Binkley (SV) 18-4.75; 2. Bader (CE) 18-2.75; 3. Hinders (CE) 17-4.25; ... 8. Chance Campbell (SV) 15-1.50; 9. Grant Goecke (SV) 13-4.50. Girls High Jump: 1. L. Carr (CE) 5-2; 2. Wenning (CE) 5-0; 3. Imwalle (CE) 4-10; ... 4. Jennifer Post (SV) 4-10; 5. Karri Purdy (SV) 4-8. Boys High Jump: 1. Brandon Meyer (SV) 5-10; 2. Dan Binkley (SV) 5-10; 3. Byer (CE) 5-8; ... 5. Trevor McMichael (SV) 5-4; ... 8. Cole Bellows (SV) 5-0. Girls Pole Vault: 1. Stachler (CE) 9-6; 2. Schylar Miller (SV) 8-6; 3. Parker (CE) 8-0; ... 5. Patricia Riley (SV) 7-0. Boys Pole Vault: 1. Byer (CE) 12-6; 2. Hinders (CE) 9-0; 3. Bowsher (CE) 8-0; ... 4. Daniil Gelivera (SV) 8-0. ----

added. “We also made some mistakes in the field that were costly. Still, it’s early. We’re still trying to figure things out.” Jefferson visits Hardin Northern 5 p.m. today, “I played a lot of guys today; I wouldn’t normally do that but with this being our opener and not having a varsity game until Monday, I wanted to give these guys some innings,” McBride added. “The seniors leave Wednesday for their class trip, so I scheduled quite a few junior varsity games to get the others some playing time. We did OK at the plate and in the field, as well as on the mound. We’ve got a long way to go.” Kalida is off until Monday for a road game at Miller City to start the PCL slate.

JEFFERSON (2) ab-r-h-rbi Tony George ss 4-0-0-0, Mike Joseph cf 4-0-2-0, Ross Thompson p/1b/2b 4-0-1-0, Curtis Miller 1b/p 3-00-0, Austin Jettinghoff 2b/p 3-0-0-0, Zach Kimmett rf 1-1-1-1, Jeff Schleeter pr/rf 0-1-0-0, Kyle Anspach lf 2-0-1-0, Justin Rode c 2-0-0-0, Zach Ricker 3b 3-0-1-0. Totals 26-2-6-1. KALIDA (4) ab-r-h-rbi Paul Utendorf cf/p 3-1-1-0, Kevan Unverferth 2b 3-0-0-0, Ben vonderEmbse 2b 1-0-0-0, Nick Guisinger lf/ cf 3-1-2-0, Jordan Ellerbrock 1b 3-01-1, Derek Siefker pr/1b 0-0-0-0, Tyler Heitmeyer 3b 1-1-1-1, Eric Kahle 3b 1-0-0-0, Nathan Kortokrax ss 2-0-00, Kyle Kehres pr/ss 0-0-0-1, Jordan Laudick p 2-0-2-2, Jared Zeller p/rf 1-0-0-0, Connor Schmenk rf 1-0-0-0, Nathan Jorrey rf/lf 1-0-0-0, Neil Recker c 3-0-0-0. Totals 25-4-7-4. Score by Innings: Jefferson 0 1 0 000 1-2 Kalida 013 000 x-4 E: Thompson 2, Ricker, Siefker, Heitmeyer, Zeller; LOB: Jefferson 7, Kalida 7; DP: Kalida 1; 2B: Guisinger, Heitmeyer; HR: Kimmett; SB: Anspach, Utendorf, Heitmeyer, Laudick; POB: Ricker (by Recker); SF: Heitmeyer. IP H R ER BB SO JEFFERSON Thompson (L, 0-1) 3.0 5 4 3 2 0 Miller 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 Jettinghoff 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 KALIDA Laudick (W, 1-0) 4.1 6 1 1 2 1 Zeller 1.0 0 1 0 2 0 Utendorf (S, 1) 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 WP: Thompson. HBP: Kortokrax (by Miller). PB: Recker.

(Continued from Page 6) Boys 4x200 Meter Relay: 1. Celina ‘A’ 1:37.2; 2. Spencerville ‘A’ (John Smith, Aaron Hefner, Dan Binkley, Calvin Grigsby) 1:40.2. Girls 1,600 Meter Run: 1. Fleck (CE) 5:47.6; 2. Alexa Brown (SV) 5:59.9; 3. Bell (CE) 6:00.2; ... 4. Tori Hardesty (SV) 6:00.3; ... 7. Cierra Adams (SV) 6:13.4. Boys 1,600 Meter Run: 1. Mertz (CE) 4:53.4; 2. Pease (CE) 4:57.7; 3. Keith Lenhart (SV) 5:00.4; ... 6. Joe Wisher (SV) 5:34.0; ... 11. Caleb Vogt (SV) 5:46.6; ... 13. Matthew Hurles (SV) 5:49.5. Girls 4x100 Meter Relay: 1. Celina ‘A’ 53.6; 2. Spencerville ‘A’ (Mackenzie Miller, Schylar Miller, Emilee Meyer, Jennifer Post) 55.9. Boys 4x100 Meter Relay: 1. Celina ‘A’ 46.8; 2. Spencerville ‘A’ (Brandon Meyer, Dan Binkley, Tyler Shumate, Anthony Schuh) 48.1; ... 4. Spencerville ‘B’ (Logan Vandemark, Zach Gay, Gabe Davisson,Lucas Shumate) 50.6; 5. Spencerville ‘C’ (Cole Bellows, Trevor McMichael, Chance Campbell, Daniil Gelivera) 51.8. Girls 400 Meter Dash: 1. Wenning (CE) 1:03.2; 2. Kacie Mulholland (SV) 1:04.5; 3. Cortney Miller (SV) 1:05.8; ... 4. Karri Purdy (SV) 1:10.9. Boys 400 Meter Dash: 1. Shindeldeck (CE) 56.5; 2. Sutter (CE) 57.4; 3. Snider (CE) 57.6; ... 4. Tyler Shumate (SV) 57.7; ... 8. Grant Goecke (SV) 1:03.4. Girls 300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Mills (CE) 48.4; 2. L. Carr (CE) 49.0; 3. B. Carr (CE) 49.7; ... 6. Schylar Miller (SV) 53.0; 7. Jenna Kahle (SV) 53.5; ... 9. Ashley Keiber (SV) 1:01.4. Boys 300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Laux (CE) 42.5; 2. Brandon Meyer (SV) 44.3; 3. Jackson (CE) 45.7; ... 4. Anthony Schuh (SV) 46.3; ... 7. Daniil Gelivera (SV) 49.2. Girls 800 Meter Run: 1. Fleck (CE) 2:27.8; 2. Kelli Ley (SV) 2:29.1; 3. Weininger (CE) 2:50.1; ... 5. Caitlin Wurst (SV) 2:56.5. Boys 800 Meter Run: 1. Pease (CE) 2:15.7; 2. Aaron Hefner (SV) 2:17.1; 3. Trevor McMichael (SV) 2:20.1. Girls 200 Meter Dash: 1. Strable (CE) 28.2; 2. Fennig (CE) 29.2; 3. Evers (CE) 29.6; ... 6. Mackenzie Miller (SV) 30.7; ... 8. Emilee Meyer (SV) 31.2; ... 11. Patricia Riley (SV) 32.2. Boys 200 Meter Dash: 1. Laux (CE) 24.8; 2. Sutter (CE) 25.9; 3. Marks (CE) 26.2; ... 6. Lucas Shumate (SV) 26.8; ... 8.Cole Bellows (SV) 27.2; 9. Logan Vandemark (SV) 27.3; ... 14. Chance Campbell (SV) 27.9; 15. Zach Gay (SV) 28.6; ... 17. Grant Goecke (SV) 29.5. Girls 3,200 Meter Run: 1. Alexa Brown (SV) 12:52.6; 2. Bell (CE) 12:57.2; 3. Coon (CE) 13:00.3; ... 5. Tori Hardesty (SV) 13:19.9; 6. Cierra Adams (SV) 13:26.4. Boys 3,200 Meter Run: 1. Mertz (CE) 10:44.1; 2. Keith Lenhart (SV) 11:20.3; 3. Mitchell (CE) 11:34.0; ... 4. Joe Wisher (SV) 12:10.0; ... 6. Caleb Vogt (SV) 12:33.4; 7. Matthew Hurles (SV) 12:46.3. Girls 4x400 Meter Relay: 1. Celina ‘A’ 4:18.7; 2. Spencerville ‘A’ (Cortney Miller, Karri Purdy, Kacie Mulholland, Kelli Ley) 4:27.8; ... 4. Spencerville ‘B’ (Jenna Kahle, Emilee Meyer, Ashley King, Ashley Keiber) 4:54.0. Boys 4x400 Meter Relay: 1. Celina ‘A’ 3:45.1; 2. Spencerville ‘A’ (John Smith, Aaron Hefner, Tyler Shumate,Calvin Grigsby) 3:50.2. Girls Shot Put: 1. Sutter (CE) 33-06; 2. Abby Freewalt (SV) 32-11; 3. Mackenzie Miller (SV) 29-05; ... 6. Audrey Bowsher (SV) 25-11; ... 8. Shania Johnson (SV) 24-08; ... 10. Megan Miller (SV) 23-02. Boys Shot Put: 1. Zach Gay (SV) 42-10; 2. Martinez (CE) 41-07; 3. Lucas Shumate (SV) 40-09; ... 4. Logan Vandemark (SV) 39-11; ... 8. Chris Adams (SV) 32-10; 9. Gabe Davisson (SV) 31-11; 10. Tyler Reynolds (SV) 31-04; 11. Eli Hawk (SV) 27-06.50.

(Individual results will be in Thursday’s paper.)

--Bulldogs garner track quad triumphs

COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove swept a quadrangular meet Tuesday afternoon at Clymer Stadium. The Bulldogs dominated the boys portion of meet scoring 146 points in their season opener, while Leipsic was second with 46 points. Pandora-Gilboa finished third and Cory-Rawson finished fourth with 19 points. The girls meet was a lot closer as the lady Bulldogs finished with 97 points for the win and Cory-Rawson was second with 72 points. P-G finished third with 50 points and Leipsic had 25 points. ***
Boys Results Team Standings Columbus Grove 146, Leipsic 46 Pandora-Gilboa 39, Cory-Rawson

LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio is starting a fast-pitch softball program, joining the fastgrowing ranks of intercollegiate sports offered by the local university. The school introduced Tracy Coffman, a native of Lima returning to the area, as its first-ever head coach for the program. “I’m excited about coming back to the area and starting this program. I am from this area but when I left to coach elsewhere, I never thought I’d get the chance to come back here and coach,” Coffman said. “I was realistic about my chances but this opportunity presented itself. “I look forward to building this program from scratch. I’m excited about the prospects of doing so. I will have input in everything involving softball: the field and its dimensions to recruiting to assistant coaches to anything that has to do with it.” The Lima Central Catholic graduate — who was an allstate selection in the sport in 1997 — was a 4-year letterwinner at the University of Toledo (graduating in 2002 with bachelor’s degrees in Adolescent Education/ Integrated Social Studies and history) as a pitcher and middle infielder. She brings a wealth of coaching experience, first as an assistant coach/pitching coach at Stetson University (earning a master’s degree in Education in 2005) and then at Central Florida, both Division I schools, and as head coach from 2009-11 at NCAA Division III Hamilton College in New York. “I learned a lot from both experiences. As an assistant, you don’t have nearly the responsibilities that you have as a head coach but I learned a lot about what goes into running a program,” she continued. “The biggest eyeopener was when I was hired as a head coach. I was overwhelmed with all the things that you have to deal with that you really don’t as an assistant.” From what she has learned at both levels as a coach and from her coaching mentors, she plans on being a very hands-on head coach. “I will be the pitching coach, no matter who I hire as assistants. I was a pitcher in my career and have been a pitching coach at college,”

Tuesday Merchant March 20, 2012 Surveyor’s 36-12 Topp Chalet 36-12 Unverferth Mfg. 28-20 R C Connections 26-22 Delphos Sporting Goods 26-22 Caballero’s Tavern 24-24 Adams Automotive 23-25 Ace Hardware 20-28 Kerns Ford 7-41 Men over 200 Bruce Haggard 233, Mark Biedenharn 211-220, Lenny Klaus 246, Jason Mahlie 204-203, Denny Dyke 201-213, John Adams 259225-221, Larry Etzkorn 211-217, Alex VanMetre 236-228-239, Kevin Kill 213, Rod Klinger 211, Zach Sargent 247-216-216, Kyle Early 256-243-256, Shawn Allemeier 225-230-246, Russ Wilhelm 204, Josh DeVelvis 266-215, John Jones 225-255-244, John Allen 206-235, Carter Prine 210, Jason Wagoner 218-223-245, Joe Geise Jim Metcalfe photo 203-209, Scott Scalf 237-246-279, Matt Metcalfe 215, Jeff Lawrence Stacy Coffman was intro- 201-209-245, Jerry Mericle 224duced Tuesday as the first- 214, Randy Fischbach 205-258, Ryan Kies 244-226, Mike Hughes ever women’s fast-pitch 222-219, Jim Hummer 201-235209, Dan Stemen 208, Bill Stemen softball coach at UNOH. Jay she explained. “To me, soft- 235, Dave Stemen 201-225, 233, Brown 202, Jason Teman ball is all about pitching and Dan Grice 232-206-234. defense; in fact, in my mind, Men over 550 Bruce 592, Mark that is all it is. I want to focus BiedenharnHaggardLenny Klaus 592, on getting the type of play- 612, Jason Mahlie 602, Denny ers I need to play the game I Dyke 586, John Adams 705, Larry want to. I also want to utilize Etzkorn 585, Alex VanMetre 703, 564, a speed game, though that Rod Klinger Early Zach Sargent 679, Kyle 755, Shawn will depend on what type of Allemeier 701, Russ Wilhelm players I can recruit. I am 585, Josh DeVelvis 640, John 724, willing to adapt my style, Jones 555, John Allen 590, Carter Prine Jason Wagoner 686, especially offensively, to fit Joe Geise 599, Scott Scalf 762, Matt Metcalfe 608, Jeff Lawrence the players. Mericle 618, Randy “As far as I am concerned, 655, Jerry 631, Ryan Kies 607, Fischbach the season starts Monday. I Mike Hughes 636, Jim Hummer want to hit the road and start 645, Bill Stemen 568, Dave getting to know more about Stemen 618, Dan Grice 672.

the programs and players we have in this area because this is a good area for softball. I still have some connections from before but I know I have to re-establish those. Once I do that, I can branch out into the rest of Ohio, Indiana and Michigan.” She will have a full year to begin to construct the program. “I plan on starting to play in the Fall of 2013; the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) allows you so many weeks in the fall and spring and we will play a limited number of games in the Fall of 2013,” Coffman added. “I want to thank (UNOH President) Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis and Chris Adams for giving me this chance. They have told me I will have all the resources I need right away to build. I will have the 10 full scholarships the NAIA allows to give out from the start; how that will be split up remains to be seen. “I want to recruit the type of players that enhance our image on campus, as well as want to be good studentathletes. How we conduct ourselves on and off the field is a reflection of me and I take that seriously.”

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Wednesday Industrial March 21, 2012 Rustic Cafe 44-4 Topp Chalet 42-6 Villager Tavern 30-18 Moeís Dougout 26-22 K & M Tire 20-28 Cabo’s 18-30 DRC 13th Frame Lounge 16-32 D & D Grain 16-32 Delphos Restaurant Supply16-32 Niedeckens 12-36 Men over 200 Justin Rahrig 224-227, Matt Hoffman 205-206, Lee Schimmoller 238-219, Shane Schimmoller 202, Darral Hollar 209-206, Brent Hollar 253-224, Ted Furley 246210, Dave Miller 221, Clint Harting 203-226, Shawn Stabler 237-227, Dave Kriescher 233, Butch Prine Jr. 245, Jeff Kreischer 224-216238, Dale Riepenhoff 222, Bruce Moorman 210, Lenny Hubert 231, Dave Jessee 210-204-205, Scott German 210, Sean Hulihan 245, Phil Fetzer 227, Jr. Valvano 210, Matt Lautzenheiser 206, Ben Jones 215-225, Frank Miller 258-212, Joe Geise 225-202-245, Charlie Lozano 224-212, John Allen 211-245-245, John Jones 270-211-245, Brian Gossard 205201, Shawn Allemeier 224-274, Duane Kohorst 226, Bob White 245-236-222. Men over 550 Justin Rarig 632, Matt Hoffman 589, Lee Schimmoller 628, Darral Hollar 600, Brent Hollar 658, Ted Furley 623, Dave Miller 594, Clint Harting 610, Shawn Stabler 612, Dave Kreischer 599, Butch Prine Jr. 614, Jeff Kreischer 678, Dale Riepenhoff 596, Lenny Hubert 619, Dave Jessee 619, Scott German 569, Sean Hulihan 600, Phil Fetzer 595, Ben Jones 570, Frank Miller 649, Joe Geise 672, Charlie Lozano 619, John Allen 701, John Jones 726, Brian Gossard 586, Shawn Allemeier 680, Dan Grice 580, Duane Kohorst 617, Bob White 703. Thursday National March 15, 2012 First Federal 38-10 VFW 36-12 K-M Tire 34-14 Wannemachers 24-24 Day Metals 22-26 D R C Big Dogs 22-26 Bowersock Hauling 20-28 Westrich 20-28 C B 97 18-30 Men over 200 Lenny Hubert 236-203-228, Scott German 218-214-216, Sean Hulihan 244, Shawn Allemeier 210-258-220, Rob Ruda 213-213, Frank Miller 268-247, Tim Koester 228-248-213, Doug Milligan Sr. 275-223, Randy Ryan 243, Ray Geary 202, Rick Schuck 213-202, Jeff Lawrence 201, Jim Meeks 215-218, Andrew Schimmoller 225-203-238, Don Eversole 233226-233, Lenny Klaus 248-246, Randy Fischbach 202-224-210, Mark Biedenharn 202, Dave Moenter 227-269-215, Jason Mahlie 224-299-255, Tom Schulte 215, Chuck Verhoff 233-204-207, Greg Leidy 222, Dave Knepper 241-214, Dave Miller 263, John Jones 224, Jason Wagoner 202265-223, Doug Milligan Jr. 202221. Men over 550 Lenny Hubert 667, Scott German 648, Sean Hulihan 596, Shawn Allemeier 688, Rob Ruda 571, Frank Miller 709, Tim Koester 689, Doug Milligan Sr. 682, Randy Ryan 615, Ray Geary 598, Rick Schuck 605, Jeff Lawrence 575, Jim Meeks 621, Andrew Schimmoller 666, Don Eversole 692, Lenny Klaus 688, Randy Fischbach 636, Dave Moenter 711, Jason Mahlie 778, Chuck Verhoff 644, Greg Leidy 554, Dave Knepper 655, Dave Miller 624, John Jones 582, Jerry Mericle 553, Jason Wagoner 690, Doug Milligan Jr. 587.

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Lady Bearcats get first win of 2012 SPENCERVILLE — The Spencerville softballers bested Waynesfield-Goshen 7-2 Tuesday afternoon at home to get their first win of 2012 after three losses to open the campaign. Lone senior Kaytlynn Warnecke got the win by going the distance, giving up only three hits while walking one and fanning seven. The Bearcats backed her with eight hits against Tiger starter A. Dyer (2 Ks, 1 walk). Spencerville (1-3) hosts Minster 5 p.m. Thursday.
Score by Innings: Waynesfield 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 2 3 3 Spencerville 2 0 2 300 x-782 WP: Kaytlynn Warnecke; LP: A. Dyer. 2B: Padertcher (W), Haleigh Mull (S), Tori Johnston (S), Mackenzie Ringwald (S).

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SHOT — Walther (P-G) 43-7¾. DISCUS — Vogt (CG) 151-10. HJ — Vogt (CG) 6-0. LJ — Ca. Grothaus (CG) 20-3. PV — Co. Grothaus (CG) 13-0. 3,200 Relay — Columbus Grove 9:14.3. 110 HH — Rieman (CG) 16.2. 100 — Dailey (P-G) 11.8. 800 Relay — Cory-Rawson 1:43.3. 1,600 — Graham (CG) 4:50.4. 400 Relay — Columbus Grove 47.6. 400 — Heffner (CG) 54.4. 300 ih — Co. Grothaus (CG) 42.5. 800 — Nuveman (Leip) 2:12.2. 200 — Chamberlin (Leip) 25.0. 3,200 — Graham (CG) 10:48.0. 1,600 Relay — Columbus Grove 3:46.2. Girls Results Team Standings Columbus Grove 97, CoryRawson 72 Pandora-Gilboa 50, Leipsic 25 SHOT — Swary (P-G) 31-1. DISCUS — Verhoff (CG) 114-8. LJ — Eversole (CG) 14-5¼. LJ — Eversole 4-10. PV — Braidic (P-G) 12-0. 3,200 Relay — Cory-Rawson 11:27.0. 100 IH — Gauss (C-R) 13.8. 100 — Langhals (CG) 17.6. 800 Relay — Columbus Grove 1:56.4. 1,600 — McCullough (P-G) 6:05.7. 400 Relay — Cory-Rawson 54.9. 400 — Roebke (C-R) 1:04.6. 300 LH — McCluer (C) 52.1. 800 — Frantz (C-R) 2:46.6. 200 — Schroeder (CG) 29.6. 3,200 — McCullough (P-G) 13:24.0. 1,600 Relay — Cory-Rawson 4:32.0.

----Titans sweep own triangular track meet

OTTAWA — OttawaGlandorf’s track teams opened the season Tuesday by sweeping a triangular meet at Titan Stadium. The Lady Titans dominated the girls portion of the meet rolling up 118 points. Elida was second with 29 points and Fort Jennings finished third with 27 points. On the boys side, O-G won as they finished with 93 points. Elida was second with 77 points and Fort Jennings scored five points.

After the Lady Flyers added two more runs in the top of the third, Linconlview finally got on the board in the bottom of the fourth. Macey Ashbaugh got the inning started on an a defensive error and then advanced to second and then to third on a wild pitches. Jodie Doner then hit a line drive to right field to score Ashbaugh to put the Lady Lancers on the scoreboard; however, that was the only run Lincolnview scored in the inning. Marion Local then added three more runs in the top of the fifth and another in the sixth. Lincolnview was again able to get a run across in the bottom of the sixth. Holly Diller singled to start off the inning and then stole second. After a pop-out, Diller stole third and later scored in a single by Doner. Doner got into scoring position but was left stranded at second. Marion Local added two runs in the top of the seventh to make the final score 10-2 in favor of the Lady Flyers. “We didn’t hit the ball very well and coming into the season I thought we would hit

a little better out of the gate,” said Lincolnview coach Kent McClure. “Hitting-wise, we just have to be stronger with our contact. I thought pitching-wise, we did pretty well. “They had a few hard-hit balls and defensively, we can get a lot better. It’s the small simple things that are going to get you through and win you games. We just didn’t get off to a very good start. They got out to a 2-0 lead in the first and added two more in the second and we never recovered. We had a few good hits and the start and they made good plays and we weren’t able to get going and out bats just died. We have Van Wert tomorrow and we have to come back and get ready to play again.” Diller, Ashbaugh, Doner, Courntey Gorman and Julia Thatcher all got hits for Lincolnview. Ashley McClure got the loss for the Lady Lancers after throwing six innings and giving up seven earned runs. Lincolnview will have to rebound quickly as they will travel to Van Wert to take on the Lady Cougars. The Lancers drop to 0-1 to open the season. Marion Local improves to 2-1.

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Delphos McDonald’s owner Jerry Running a bank is harder than it looks Lewis hosts grand re-opening
DELPHOS — McDonald’s Restaurant and franchise owner Jerry Lewis have been a part of the Delphos community since 1990. Lewis, who owns and operates 17 McDonald’s restaurants in Lima, Delphos, Van Wert, Beaverdam, Bluffton, Ada, Ottawa, Hicksville, Carey and Upper Sandusky, held a grand re-opening of the Delphos McDonald’s after significant remodeling. Mayor Mike Gallmeier, Delphos McDonald’s staff and management, supervisors, directors, representatives from McDonald’s Corporation and many community members were present to celebrate. “I’ve been involved with McDonald’s for about 33 years. I started back in Zanesville in the 70s,” Lewis said. “Delphos was my second store and I’ve just fallen in love with the Delphos community. I’m thankful to have all of you here today to celebrate our McDonald’s being transformed into this new beautiful restaurant.” Some of the changes to the building include the addition of more space, a second drive through line and the mysterious “third window.” “This outdoor area here will be an outdoor patio when we’re finished,” Lewis said. “The equipment is ordered but it isn’t here yet. We weren’t expecting such a mild winter. A few of the changes we made to the exterior included tearing down the old brick and putting up some new brick and stonework. We expanded our kitchen space because it was pretty tight back there and now they have the same amount of space as they would in one of the new buildings.” “We also added the double drive-thru lines, which really works to speed things up,” Lewis continued. “We also did a lot of work with energy management, to do what we can to conserve and not be

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McDonald’s Area Supervisor Dave Hunt cuts the ribbon during the restaurant’s grand re-opening with some help from General Manager Nora Gerdeman. The ribbon was made by the children of Tender Times.

Area teachers accept a $15,730.50 check from Jerry Lewis to use for the Make Activities Count (MAC) Grant program. wasteful. Also, we added the third window, which people are always asking about. This is one of only about five or six of these third windows in the world right now. The logic behind the third window is this; if I’m in the car in front of you and I have a $20 order and all you ordered was a sweet tea, we can pull up and not keep you waiting. I

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Jerry Lewis presents Mayor Mike Gallmeier with his very own mini crystal McDonald’s. think on the third window the Dave McNeal and his crew average pull-up time is about throughout the renovations and over the years. 45 seconds.” Mayor Michael Gallmeier Lewis also took the opportunity to thank the staff of the took the opportunity to thank Lewis for his involvement in Delphos McDonald’s. “I just want to thank the community and for bringour General Manager Nora ing 80+ jobs to Delphos. “When someone speaks Gerdeman,” he said. “I think Nora has been with us since of McDonald’s of Northwest the doors opened back in the Ohio, the name Jerry Lewis beginning. She and the other comes to mind,” he said. employees worked around “During this grand re-openthe construction and have just ing, I proclaim this day, Ronald McDonald was present to visit with the children done a terrific job.” March 27, 2012, to be Jerry of Delphos. During the opening, Lewis Lewis Day in Delphos.” Lewis concluded by offergave $15,730.50 to area teachSend your questions to Smart Money, P.O. Box 2095, Elfers, ers, grades 3-8, as part of the ing his thanks to the Delphos FL 34680. Send email to bruce@brucewilliams.com. Questions McDonald’s Make Activities community for allowing him of general interest will be answered in future columns. Owing to Count (MAC) Grant program. to serve them. the volume of mail, personal replies cannot be provided.) “It’s our goal to bring you A check was also given to the Delphos Fire Department great, hot, fresh food in a Distributed by Universal UClick for UFS to show appreciation for the wonderful environment as assistance given by Chief fast as we can,” he said.

DEAR BRUCE: BRUCE WILLIAMS It worked well for a long time: the 3-6-3 formula. Banks paid 3 percent interest to their savers, banks charged 6 percent interest from their borrowers, and banks closed the doors at 3 p.m. OK, with technology banks are basically open 24/7, but this is due to the fact that computers do the work and banks don’t need to pay staff. That 3 percent differential was called “the spread,” and it was expected that banks could pay their bills and provide for possible loan loss with the spread. Today, with savers getting nearly nothing in interest, even on a five-year CD, the spread is larger than ever. A home loan or business loan gathers over 4.5 percent interest for the banks, and they pay next to nothing. Big spread. Today they should not have to charge a fee for reasonable debit card usage. I would say, charge a fee for excessive usage or usage outside the confines of the banks’ ATM system. -- J.W., via email DEAR J.W.: I understand your logic, but I think that if you take a close look at it, you might find some weaknesses. For example, expenses do not always stay the same. Take one very obvious area -- the cost of energy. For a great many years, oil cost $10 to $25 a barrel. To produce the same amount of heat, miles, etc., we are now looking at oil at four times that cost. There are so many costs where the ratios are nowhere near the same. Look at what a family would have paid for a college student’s education and then apply that ratio to the family’s relative incomes, mortgages, etc. Take a look at that same college and its tuition today, relative to income and mortgages, etc. It is way out of proportion. If you take a look at what the banks -- particularly community banks -- are earning, you’re going to find that they are not the fountains of profit that some in the Occupy Wall Street crowd might suggest. As a matter of fact, many are losing money. If you compare many of the community banks’ stock values from a few years ago and from today, that would certainly make this observation irrefutable. You say the banks are paying just about nothing for their money, and this is not necessarily true, either. It is true that CDs are paying very low interest, but on the other hand, many investors are avoiding CDs and thus not lending banks money. The Federal Reserve has guaranteed low interest rates, and in this day and age, the number of loans that are in default or uncollectable is much higher than it was 25 years ago. A very short time ago, people were complaining about a service charge on their debit cards. They didn’t want to pay to get at their own money. The unfortunate thing is that unlike some years ago, the floats on checking, etc., are simply not pulling their weight. While some banks backed off their $5 fees, you can be certain that due to the Dodd-Frank bill, which has penalized the lenders and reduced many of their fees, these fees will be offset somewhere else to recoup that lost income. Some of the big banks are now showing very substantial profits, and some are not. It’s not an easy business, and I don’t think you’re going to find too many investment advisers suggesting you leap in and buy bank stocks. Doesn’t that say what’s going on? DEAR BRUCE: My wife and I have retired and are thinking of buying a second home in Florida. Do you have any opinion on a house as opposed to a condo? Now that the prices are down, we think it is the time to buy. Our retirement is secure, and we don’t owe anything. We would have to get a small mortgage on our present home to purchase a property there and would have no problem paying it off as our income now is $1,500 a month more than we spend. -- Reader,ˇvia email DEAR READER: Whether you buy a house or a condo is purely a matter of personal choice. With a house you have the responsibility of the lawn and exterior maintenance, although mercifully if you’re in Florida, there will be no snow to shovel. In a condo, all of these things are done for you. Most condos are analogous to apartment living, which may be perfectly agreeable to you. If you’re accustomed to having more privacy, as you do in a house, you might wish to continue that. If you’re purchasing a condo, be absolutely certain about the soundness of the condo association. You want to know the relation of owner/tenants versus rental properties. The more rental properties, the less desirable. Your observation that the market is down is correct. Whether it’s at the bottom is another matter. If you are persuaded that now is the time to get into the swim, we certainly welcome you to our part of the world.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — They took the Lorax, made of bronze, the thieves they came, and now he’s gone. A 2-foot statue of Dr. Seuss’ Lorax character was stolen from the San Diego backyard garden of the 90-year-old widow of the beloved author whose real name was Theodore Geisel. Audrey Geisel noticed the statue and its tree-stump base were missing from the garden and were likely stolen over the weekend. Property manager Carl Romero told U-T San Diego on Tuesday that he found footprints indicating the thieves had dragged the 300-pound statue to an access road and lifted it over a fence. He had seen the statue Saturday afternoon, and Geisel noticed it was missing Monday morning. Audrey Geisel’s daughter Lark Grey Dimond-Cate cast two of the sculptures. One was the lone Seuss character to reside on the family’s property overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla. The other sits at the Dr. Seuss National Memorial in the author’s hometown, Springfield, Mass. Theodore Geisel died in 1991 at age 87. “I want very badly to get our little Lorax back home where he belongs,” DimondCate said. “Wherever he is, he’s scared, lonely and hungry. He’s not just a hunk of metal to us. He was a family pet.” The Lorax has enjoyed special notoriety because of the recently released film version of Dr. Seuss’s 1971 environmental fable, in which the mustachioed main character speaks out for the

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Photo albums related to Nazi art theft unveiled
By JAMIE STENGLE The Associated Press DALLAS — Among the items U.S. soldiers seized from Adolf Hitler’s Bavarian Alps hideaway in the closing days of World War II were albums meticulously documenting an often forgotten Nazi crime — the massive pillaging of artwork and other cultural items as German troops marched through Europe. Two of those albums — one filled with photographs of works of art, the other with snapshots of furniture — were donated Tuesday to the U.S. National Archives, which now has custody of 43 albums in a set of what historians believe could be as high as 100. Robert M. Edsel, founder and president of the Dallas-based Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, which announced the discovery of the two new albums at a news conference, called them “key pieces of evidence taken from a crime scene that were prized possessions of Adolf Hitler.” Relatives of the two soldiers who took the albums contacted the foundation, which has previously donated two other albums in the series to the National Archives. They had read stories in the media about foundation’s mission, which includes continuing the work of the Monuments Men, who helped Allied forces protect cultural treasures during World War II and helped return stolen items after the war. “We can only hope for more discoveries in the years to come,” U.S. Archivist David S. Ferriero said at the news conference. The Nazi agency Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg, or ERR, created the series of albums to document the items taken from across Europe. Of the 43 albums identified so far, 39 were discovered in May 1945 at Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany. They were then used as evidence at the Nuremberg trials to document the Nazi looting before eventually going to the National Archives. In 2007, the Monuments Men donated two additional albums after they were found in the attic of the family of a U.S. soldier, though the foundation has retained possession of one of those for the last few years as a teaching tool. “I think there’s a lot more of them out there,” said Edsel, who noted that the albums were used as “shopping catalogs” for Hitler to select works of art for various museums. Of the newly discovered albums, one contains photographs of 69 paintings that were taken as early as 1940. Most of those paintings appear to have been properly restituted, but an ERR database indicates four were not. The other newly found album contains photographs of 41 pieces of furniture, mostly taken from the Rothschild family. Edsel said that by 1951, the Monuments Men had processed and returned more than 5 million stolen objects. One of the newly discovered albums, known as album 15, was taken by Pfc. Yerke Zane Larson, who served in the 501st Battalion of the 101st Airborne Division, the “Screaming Eagles.” Cpl. Albert Lorenzetti, who served in the 989th Field Artillery

Truffula trees against corporate greed, personified by the evil Once-ler. Dimond-Cate said she actually hopes the Lorax was stolen because of his newfound fame. Otherwise it could mean he was stolen for the bronze. “I hope he hasn’t been taken across the border into Tijuana for scrap,” she said. “Worst-case scenario, I’ll get the foundry to create another one, but he won’t be the same.” Romero said the statue was stolen just before security cameras were installed, and few knew it was there. The family has called San Diego police. Romero said Audrey Geisel doesn’t want to punish anyone and just wants the Lorax back. “You can’t sell it on eBay,” he said.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The first lady is making an appearance at The Kids’ Choice Awards to celebrate Taylor Swift for her charity work. Michelle Obama will give Swift The Big Help Award during Nickelodeon’s 25th annual awards show Saturday night in Los Angeles. The award recognizes individuals whose charitable efforts made an impact and inspired children to do the same. Obama was the 2010 winner of the The Big Help Award. Swift, one of the world’s top pop stars, has been active in flood and storm relief, raising $750,000 when she opened her final “Speak Now” tour rehearsal to fans to benefit tornado victims in The South. She’s also active with charities like The Make-A-Wish Foundation, St. Jude Medical Center and Habitat for Humanity.

Battalion, took the other album — known as album 7 — the same week, also from Hitler’s home, called the Berghof. Both are now deceased. “When you consider what these solders went through, slogging their way through the loss of buddies, through horrible weather conditions, fighting, combat, etc., and then this momentous occasion when they had a chance to take a deep breath, go up there to the Berghof for no reason than to be able to tell their families and future generations, ‘I stood where Hitler’s home was,’” Edsel said. “That’s what motivated the taking of these things.” Larson’s daughter, Sandra Runde of Rapid City, S.D., said that she can remember her father taking the album out once or twice when she was growing up. Runde said her father, who returned from the war to take a job sweeping the floors at a restaurant supply company before eventual(Jim Mullen’s book “Now in Paperback” is now in paperback. ly buying it and working there You can reach him at jimmullenbooks.com.) till he was 80, didn’t talk about the war and didn’t elaborate on Copyright 2012 United Feature Syndicate the album beyond saying that it was from Hitler’s home.

There’s a new ad on TV for an Jim Mullen acne medicine that shows one of the most stunning young women I’ve ever seen complaining about her acne. Let me be absolutely, perfectly clear about this. She does not have acne. She’s never had acne. She is flawless, spotless, unblemished. She has no bumps, no pits, no scars -- just acres of china-doll skin. It’s obvious that what she knows about acne could fit in a thimble with room left over for a finger. The only thing comparable to watching her talk about the horrors of acne would be watching Donald Trump complain about hair loss. She is also, I’m guessing, about 22. Her hair and makeup are perfect. It probably took 10 professional hair and makeup artists 18 hours to make it look like she is wearing no makeup at all and like her hair is falling naturally the way it does when she gets out of bed in the morning, highlights and back-lighting included. In short, she is exactly what your 14-year-old wishes she looked like, down to the pouty, slightly bee-stung lips. The trouble is, except for the pout, your 14-year-old will never look like the woman in this ad, unless she is a pop star or the girlfriend of a Russian mobster. It is not possible for there to be two women who look like this on one little planet. But your teen does not know that. She thinks there are millions of other teens in high schools all across the country who look just like the woman in the commercial because their parents aren’t holding them back the way you are holding her back. The girl in the commercial is beautiful and acne-free because (pick one or more of the following reasons): -- Her parents let her date, and not just date. They let her date anybody she wants, no matter how undesirable. -- Her parents bought her a brand-new (name of expensive car here). -- Her parents make much more money than you do because they love her enough to work two jobs, if that’s what it takes. -- She lives in (name of fancy town or neighborhood) instead of the sticks. The disconnect between the model and the product being sold is so great that I have to ask myself, what is the commercial really selling? Using someone without acne to sell acne medicine seems a little odd, like using a cowboy to sell fish sticks or talking frogs to sell beer. Oh, wait, they really did that. Because if anyone knows anything about beer, it’s frogs. Still, you’d think if you wanted to sell the cure for acne, maybe a doctor would be able to make a better pitch for it than a supermodel. Why not a medical professional who would say something like, “I am a dermatologist, and here’s what I recommend. And by the way, unlike a model, I know what I’m talking about.” But an ad like that wouldn’t make teens depressed and unhappy and vulnerable to a good sales pitch. Why am I nattering on about this? Because there is something about hawking remedies and medicines on TV that has become disturbingly unseemly. Every time I see an ad for a prescription medicine that ends with the line, “Ask your doctor if suchand-such is right for you,” I wonder, how stupid do they think your doctor is? If you have to tell your doctor about the best medicine for your disease, why are you still going to him or her? If watching commercials on the nightly news is how he’s keeping up with the latest medical advances, I have some news for you: You’re gonna die.

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Odor remover: Out of baking soda or coffee grounds? Put some used tea bags in a jar and place in your refrigerator to absorb odors. Plants: Pour leftover tea or brew more tea with used tea bags and pour it into the soil of your indoor or outdoor plants. Or simply toss the tea bags into your compost pile rather than throwing them away. On your skin: Add a few new or used tea bags into your bath and enjoy its soothing and aromatic properties. Soak in cold water and apply under your eyes to remedy bagginess and dark circles. Or apply to skin to relieve discomfort from mild sunburn, bug bites or razor burn. Another reader, L.D.C. from California, adds: “Deodorize your feet with tea bags! Boil three or four tea bags in one quart of water for 10 minutes. Add enough cold water to make a comfortable temperature to soak your feet. Soak your feet for half an hour, then dry and apply powder or moisturizer.” Green or herbal tea hair rinse: Since it soothes your skin, tea is beneficial for your hair and scalp, too. Pour leftover tea (or tea made with used tea bags) onto your hair or pour it into a spray bottle and spray it onto your hair as a first or final rinse. Iced tea: Save leftover hot tea or reuse tea bags and make iced tea later. You can freeze small amounts in an ice-cube tray to use later, too. Another reader, Karen from Kansas, shares: “In the summer, I’ll stick my used tea bags in a plastic container in the freezer until I have five to eight bags. I use them to make a concentrated form of tea with one quart of hot water. You can do the same thing with three or four new tea bags. The concentrated tea is kept in a container in the refrigerator and is used to make iced tea by the glass. That way we don’t have to have a large pitcher taking up space in the refrigerator.”

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THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012 The year ahead could be an impressive one where your earnings are concerned. Interesting currents are stirring that could put you in the right place at the right time to make some impressive financial gains. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -It’s good that you are a courageous individual, but you need to be able to distinguish between bravery and just plain foolhardiness. Don’t try to buck the odds. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- There’s a chance you could get in way over your head if you challenge someone in a debate who has a firmer grip on the facts than you do. Know when to back off. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -If you already have your hands full trying to keep your own affairs in order, don’t additionally attempt to sort out another person’s muddled affairs. Mind your own beeswax. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -When one of your important goals is at stake, keep everyone else at bay. Unfortunately, taking on a partner could be more of a hindrance than a help. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -When it comes to important career matters, don’t rely on anybody else to handle things. If you delegate your responsibilities to a party who makes a mistake, you’ll only have yourself to blame. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Go ahead and let your hair down at a social gathering, but be careful not to wear out your welcome. To be on the safe side, be among the first to leave. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Even if it takes a bit of doing, be as tolerant as possible with certain companions who are not in harmony with your goals and purposes. Make allies, not enemies. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Generally, things that we criticize in others are reflections of our own shortcomings. Instead of trying to correct the flaws of your colleagues, work on your personal imperfections. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23Dec. 21) -- Be particularly careful about getting yourself involved in a financial arrangement that is outside of your particular field of expertise. The lesson you learn could be an expensive one. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- There is nothing wrong with looking out for your self-interest, provided you’re not trying to feather your nest at the expense of someone else. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Should an associate come to you requesting assistance, by all means do what you can to help. Just don’t volunteer to take on something that’s beyond your capabilities. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Avoid joining an activity with friends that is much too costly for your wallet to handle. Simply knowing it is beyond your means would put a damper on it for you.
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Dear Annie: I’m 16 obviously, this hampers my years old, and I have two ability to reproduce. I’ve best friends, “Krystina” and been thinking about adoption. “Tayler,” who mean the With my limitations, how do world to me. Lately, Krystina I make my wife feel as amazhas been full of drama. She ing as she is? -- Want To often says she feels left out Feel Young Again Dear Want: Please and hurt. But, Annie, we never do anything without make an appointment to see your doctor, and ask about including her. Recently, she’s been pull- changing your medications. ing this whole “you guys Sometimes a little tweaking never tell me anything until can work wonders. More two weeks later” thing. But importantly, take your wife I usually tell her everything with you so the doctor can explain how certain at the same time medications might I tell Tayler. She interfere with your even knows stuff sex life. There is about me that no reason for her Tayler doesn’t. to take this so perBut she claims sonally. Frank and that Tayler tells frequent commume personal things nication is the best that she doesn’t way to handle it, repeat. That’s not and work on other true, and Tayler ways to make your confirmed that the wife feel amazing three of us learn everything at the Annie’s Mailbox in the bedroom. Dear Annie: same time. If we miss something, it’s because Like “Undecided Mom,” it’s so unimportant that we I have boxes of childhood memorabilia for my grown forget. But I will admit that children, who now have chilsometimes I withhold things dren of their own. Instead of because I know Krystina will continuing to store their stuff, judge me and make me feel I’ve been “gifting” them with bad when I need her support a year’s worth of their childthe most. Still, those times hood at a time. When my daughter’s first are rare, and I always tell her relatively soon. Yet when I baby was born, I gave her say this to her, it’s like we everything I’d saved from her have two different versions own first year. I loved looking through it. When that of reality. I don’t know what to do. I first grandchild entered 4th don’t want to lose Krystina’s grade last fall, he thought it friendship. I feel terrible that was great to see his mom’s she’s hurting over this, but I old report cards, projects have no idea how to change and pictures from when she it. I can’t text her every was his age. We’ve shared a time I dye my hair or buy a lot of laughs and memories hamburger, and neither can this way. -- Memory Lane Tayler. But then, neither does Traveler Annie’s Mailbox is written Krystina. So what do we do? by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy -- Stuck in the Middle Dear Stuck: Three-way Sugar, longtime editors of the friendships are sometimes Ann Landers column. Please hard to navigate, particularly email your questions to in high school, when hor- anniesmailbox@comcast.net, mones are running rampant or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, and emotions are harder to c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 control. Krystina’s reality 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, actually is a little different, CA 90254. and we suspect she feels she is competing for your affection. The best you can do is frequently reassure her that you value her friendship, think she’s a great person and want to stay close. Try not to exclude her, and address her lack of support with honesty at the time it happens. The rest is up to her. Dear Annie: I am married to the greatest woman in the world. Several years ago, while still in my 20s, I discovered I have a heart condition that requires a lot of medications. I will be dealing with it my entire life. The problem is that lately my libido seems to be almost not there. My wife takes the brunt of my failure in the bedroom and often remarks that I don’t find her attractive. But I do. I am more in love with her now than when we married. We want children, and

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BETSY BLANEY and OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Screaming “They’re going to take us down!” a JetBlue pilot stormed through his plane rambling about a bomb and threats from Iraq Tuesday until passengers on the Las Vegas-bound flight tackled him to the ground just outside the cockpit, passengers said. The captain of JetBlue Airways Flight 191 from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport was taken to a hospital after suffering a “medical situation” on board that forced the co-pilot to take over the plane and land it in Amarillo, Texas, the airline said. The unidentified pilot seemed disoriented, jittery and constantly sipped water when he first marched through the cabin, then began to rant about threats linked to Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan after crew members tried to calm him down in the back, passengers said. “They’re going to take us down. They’re taking us down. They’re going to take us down. Say the Lord’s prayer. Say the Lord’s prayer,” the captain screamed, according to passenger Tony Antolino. Josh Redick, who was sitting near the middle of the plane, said the captain seemed “irate” and was “spouting off about Afghanistan and souls and al-Qaida.” The outburst came weeks after an American Airlines flight attendant was taken off a plane for rambling about 9/11 and her fears the plane would crash. An aviation expert remembered only two or three cases in 40 years where a pilot had become mentally incapacitated during a flight. Gabriel Schonzeit, who was sitting in the third row, said the captain said there could be a bomb on board the flight. “He started screaming about al-Qaida and possibly a bomb on the plane and Iraq and Iran and about how we were all going down,” Schonzeit told the Amarillo Globe-News. The captain was tackled by several passengers after he tried to re-enter the cockpit, which had been locked by the co-pilot, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. Antolino, a security executive who said he sat in the 10th row, said he and three others pinned down the captain as he ran for the cockpit door and sat on him for about 20 minutes until the plane landed at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport at 10 a.m. “A group of us just jumped up instinctually and grabbed him and put him to the ground,” Antolino said after arriving in Las Vegas later Tuesday. “Clearly he had an emotional or mental type of breakdown.” An off-duty airline captain who was a passenger on the flight entered the flight deck before landing in Amarillo and took over the duties of the ill captain, the airline said in a statement. The captain was taken to a local medical facility after the plane landed, the airline said without elaborating. Shane Helton, 39, of Quinlan, Okla., said he saw emergency and security personnel coming on and off the plane as it sat on the tarmac in Amarillo. “They pulled one guy out on a stretcher and put him in an ambulance,” said Helton, who went to the airport with his fiancée to see one of her sons off as he joined the Navy. Authorities interviewed each of the passengers once they had landed and left the plane, said 22-year-old passenger Grant Heppes, of New York City.

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DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press CONIFER, Colo. — Investigators on Tuesday were trying to determine whether a controlled burn designed to minimize wildfire risk reignited and became a stubborn mountain wildfire that forced hundreds of residents to flee their homes and may have caused the deaths of two people. Federal agencies dispatched two large air tankers to tackle the 7-square-mile blaze that damaged or destroyed 28 structures and resulted in mandatory evacuations of 900 homes south of the commuter town of Conifer, about 8,200 feet up in the Rockies foothills and 25 miles southwest of downtown Denver. Some 450 firefighters from Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Utah were sent to assist 250 firefighters on the ground. The fire consumed grass, brush and some Ponderosa Pine tree canopies. Winds were 20 mph to 30 mph before calming late Tuesday. Denver’s tightly populated southwestern suburbs were not threatened. Jefferson County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said the wildfire may have sprung from a controlled burn. The Colorado State Forest Service did conduct a 35-acre burn in the region on Thursday — on land belonging to Denver’s water authority — said forest service spokesman Ryan Lockwood. By destroying shrubs and woods in a controlled burn, there should be less material to fuel a wildfire. Crews finished the effort on Friday and patrolled the 35-acre perimeter daily to ensure it was out, Lockwood said. It was during Monday’s patrol that a state forest service crew spotted the wildfire — also on Denver Water property — alerted authorities, and began fighting it, Lockwood said. It wasn’t clear if the wildfire was inside the controlled burn zone. The Jefferson County sheriff’s office will determine the cause of the blaze, while the Colorado State Forest Service

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“I had no idea it was an employee until it really started happening,” Heppes said. “I just assumed it was a passenger who flipped out.” The FBI was coordinating an investigation with the airport police, Amarillo police, the FAA and the Transportation Safety Administration, said agency spokeswoman Lydia Maese in Dallas. She declined to comment on arrests. The flight left New York around 7 a.m. and was in the air for 3 ½ hours before landing in Texas. The passengers boarded another plane for Las Vegas several hours later. That plane arrived in Las Vegas about two hours later. John Cox, an aviation safety consultant and former airline pilot, said incidents in which pilots become mentally incapacitated during a flight are “pretty rare.” He said he could only recall two or three other examples in the more than 40 years he has been following commercial aviation. Airlines and the FAA strongly encourage pilots to assert themselves if they think safety is being jeopardized, even if it means contradicting a captain’s orders, Cox said. Aviation safety experts have studied several cases where first officers deferred to more experienced captains with tragic results.

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was conducting its own review, Lockwood said. Stacy Chesney, a spokeswoman for Denver Water, said the agency was “trying to be proactive” to protect water supplies from soil runoff caused by deforestation. The area has several watersheds that feed metropolitan Denver and is several miles from the location of the 2002 Hayman fire, one of Colorado’s worst, which destroyed 133 homes and 466 outbuildings over 215 square miles. Protocols for controlled fires include monitoring them until they are determined to be cold — meaning nothing is at risk for reigniting, said Roberta D’Amico, spokeswoman for the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho. Fire officials normally check weather, terrain and other factors to create a burn plan and alert municipal authorities, D’Amico said. Carole Walker, director of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association, said state agencies have limited immunity for performing regular duties. “They have immunity on the duties of managing a forest. It would have to be determined they were negligent or acting outside their duties” for property owners to seek compensation, Walker said. Officials found the bodies of a man and woman at a destroyed home, said Daniel Hatlestad of the Jefferson County Incident Management Team. They were identified as Sam Lamar Lucas, 77, and Linda M. Lucas, 76. A cause of death was pending for both. Another woman who lives in the fire zone was reported missing, authorities said. Residents of 6,500 houses were warned Tuesday to be ready to leave because of the fire’s erratic behavior. Many homes are in winding canyons, and authorities wanted to give citizens as much advance warning as possible. Evacuees formed a long line to see a list of damaged properties posted by the Red Cross at Conifer High School. Residents groaned when Hatlestad told them it wasn’t known when the fire would be contained.

HARDY, Ark. — Carolyn Truex watched a border collie sniff a patch of weeds early Tuesday along a riverbank near the spot where her 4-year-old great grandson was last seen a few days ago. She didn’t know whether to feel relief or despair when it turned up nothing. She and her family have been holding tightly to the hope the missing boy, Caleb Linn, took a wrong path. Or that he fell into the fast-moving stream but managed to pull himself out and survive alone in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in northern Arkansas. The alternative seemed too horrible to talk about, but when two cadaver-sniffing dogs focused on the same spot near the river where two of his shirts were found later in the day, it was impossible to ignore. “You want them to find him, but you don’t want them to find him if he’s in the water,” Truex said before searchers found the shirts that her great grandson was last seen wearing. Authorities narrowed their focus to the water late Tuesday and called off the ground search for Caleb, who has been missing since Saturday. He had tagged along with his aunt and several other children to help clear storm debris from a bridge at the 900-acre Kia Kima Boy Scout Camp, which his aunt was looking after while the regular caretaker was away. When five of the children left to go back to the cabin area around lunchtime, Caleb asked if he could follow. His aunt told him he could, but that he had to stick to the road, Fulton County Sheriff Buck Foley said. The last she saw of him before she turned around to resume her work, he said, was Caleb standing at the end of the bridge. Hundreds of volunteers turned out since Monday to help in the search, and divers cleared debris and took underwater photographs beneath the bridge. The weather since Saturday has been dry and unusually warm for March, lending hope to Caleb’s chances of survival. But while calls of “Caleb” could be heard coming from the woods and along the Spring River tributary Monday, the camp was quiet enough Tuesday to hear the whir of motorboats passing nearby. Caleb’s parents, who declined to be interviewed, had travelled from their home in Springdale, 150 miles west of Hardy, and were staying in one of the cabins. While waiting for clearance to join the search Tuesday, several of Caleb’s relatives talked about his fear of frogs, spiders and anything else scary. Truex described Caleb, the oldest of four children, as a “very active” boy and speculated that if he had fallen in the river, he could have found his way out. Truex, worried about how Caleb’s mother, Amanda Muir, was holding up, asked aloud: “I wonder if Amanda got any rest last night.” “If we didn’t get any sleep, she didn’t,” replied one of his uncles, Joey Dawson. Dawson looked through his cell phone and showed off a picture of his smiling nephew and him. “You know, that’s the last picture we ever took together,” he said. An hour or two later, he and a handful of relatives were searching for Caleb, fighting their way along sandy trails and through thorny branches that would snap back with a thwack as the small group charged on. At one point, they came across the tattered rim of a baseball cap near a wet patch that looked like a child’s footprints. They called for help, careful not to touch what might provide answers about Caleb’s whereabouts. Word came a few minutes later: He wasn’t wearing a hat. One of Caleb’s grandmothers nodded, took a drag of a cigarette and exhaled. They pushed on, stopping occasionally to swat off ticks and wipe blood from the cuts that covered bare limbs.

TOPEKA, Kan. — A former Kansas abortion provider isn’t likely to face criminal charges for discarding hundreds of patients’ private medical records in a recycling bin outside an elementary school, but anti-abortion lawmakers called Tuesday for the state Legislature to investigate. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe said he doesn’t expect to pursue a criminal case against Krishna Rajanna, who confirmed that he left records from Affordable Medical and Surgical Services in a school recycling bin blocks from his home in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park. The Kansas City, Kan., clinic closed in 2005, shortly after the State Board of Healing Arts, which regulates physicians, revoked Rajanna’s Kansas medical license. Howe said his office will examine whether Rajanna’s actions violated state consumer protection laws, which are enforced through civil lawsuits, and it may contact federal officials about potential violations of patient privacy laws. Meanwhile, the Board of Healing Arts’ general counsel said it will consider going to court to have an outside custodian take possession of any remaining records from the clinic. Rajanna told The Associated Press he still has documents stored in his home. Several lawmakers who oppose abortion said the Legislature should investigate to determine whether Kansas law, which requires providers to keep patients’ records for at least 10 years, adequately protects privacy when patient records are discarded or adequately punishes providers who dispose of documents improperly. “It definitely needs to be investigated,” said House Majority Leader Arlen Siegfreid, an Olathe Republican. Rajanna said when he discarded the documents Friday in the recycling bin, he expected it to be emptied quickly. “We could burn them up, I suppose, but that just puts more carbon into the air,” he said. “Recycling would be the better way.”

HAVANA — Pope Benedict XVI prayed for freedom and renewal “for the greater good of all Cubans” before the nation’s patron saint Tuesday, but the island’s communist leaders quickly rejected the Roman Catholic leader’s appeal for political change after five decades of one-party rule. The exchange came hours ahead of a 55-minute closeddoor meeting with President Raul Castro on the pontiff’s second day on the island. Brief video feeds showed Castro greeting Benedict at the Presidential Palace and then later seeing him off. There was no visit to see Fidel Castro, though a Vatican spokesmon would not rule out the possibility of a meeting before the pope departs Wednesday afternoon. Days after dismissing the Marxist ideology on which the Cuban system is based, Benedict continued to gently press themes highly sensitive to Cuban government in his prayer and short speech at the sanctuary of the Virgin of Charity of Cobre near the eastern city of Santiago. “I have entrusted to the Mother of God the future of your country, advancing along the ways of renewal and hope, for the greater good of all Cubans,” the pope said. “I have also prayed to the Virgin for the needs of those who suffer, of those who are deprived of freedom, those who are separated from their loved ones or who are undergoing times of difficulty.” It wasn’t long before a top official back in Havana responded. “In Cuba, there will not be political reform,” said Marino Murillo, Cuba’s economic czar and a vice president. The pope has kept his language lofty, his criticism vague and open to interpretation, but Murillo’s comments left no room for doubt, and they were quickly picked up by progovernment blogs and on Twitter accounts. Raul Castro has said that opening up Cuba’s political system would inevitably spell doom for its socialist project since any alternative party would be dominated by enemies across the Florida Straits and beyond. Alfredo Mesa, a Cuban-American National Foundation board member whose trip to Cuba was organized by the Miami Archdiocese, said the government’s strong reaction would reinforce the pope’s message and the need for change. “I’d rather have them say this now than tomorrow,” Mesa said. The pope pointedly referred to the Virgin by her popular name, La Mambisa, in a gesture to the many non-Catholics on the island who nonetheless venerate the statue as an AfroCuban deity. Mambisa is the word for the Cuban fighters who won independence from Spain at the turn of the last century. In subtle ways, the pope has acknowledged a lack of faith in the island nation, and tried to make his trip appealing to potential believers. The visit is timed to the 400th anniversary of the appearance of the statue of the Virgin to two fishermen and an African slave in Cuba’s Bay of Hipe. During a quiet moment at the shrine of the Virgin of Charity, Benedict also prayed for more Cubans to embrace the faith in a country that is the least Catholic in Latin America. While most Cubans are nominally Catholic, fewer than 10 percent practice the faith. The pontiff knelt before the crowned, wooden statue, which stood on a covered table shrouded in blue and white cloth. Helped by two bishops, the 84-year-old pontiff rose and approached the icon, lit a candle and stood in prayer as a choir sang hymns. He called on all Cubans “to work for justice, to be servants of charity and to persevere in the midst of trials.”

Gay-marriage foes sought to divide and conquer
DAVID CRARY Associated Press

The leading national organization opposing same-sex marriage has sought to split the Democratic Party base by pitting AfricanAmericans and Hispanics against gay-rights groups, according to confidential strategy memos made public by court officials in Maine. “The strategic goal of this project is to drive a wedge between gays and blacks — two key Democratic constituencies,” says one of the memos. It also suggests “interrupting” the process of cultural assimilation for Hispanics in hopes of curtailing support for same-sex marriage. The documents, dating from 2009, were written by the National Organization for Marriage and had been kept from the public until Monday, when they were unsealed by court officials in Maine. They were part of a two-pronged legal challenge of Maine’s financial disclosure laws. Still unresolved is whether the NOM will have to release the names of donors to its successful 2009 campaign to ban same-sex marriage in Maine. The Human Rights Campaign, a major gay-rights organization, first circulated the documents Monday night, and its president, Joe Solmonese, assailed the strategies that they detailed. “With the veil lifted, Americans everywhere can now see the ugly politics that the National Organization for Marriage traffics in every day,” Solmonese said. “While loving gay and lesbian couples seek to make lifelong commitments, NOM plays racial politics, tries to hide donors and makes up lies about people of faith.”

Answers to Monday’s questions: The TV network footage of the first Super Bowl was taped over with soap operas. Only a 2-minute clip of the 1967 game is known to exist. Both CBS and NBC covered the game and reused the footage for soap operas. Reusing videotape was a standard practice at the time. Michelangelo’s statue of David, the biblical giant slayer, is 17 feet tall. Today’s questions: What is a brown crimini mushroom known as when it is fully matured and opened? How did Volkswagen pay tribute to Grateful Dead front man Jerry Garcia following his demise in 1995? Answers in Thursday’s Herald Today’s words: Agnosy: ignorance Jugulate: strangle

Today’s joke: A cocky State Highway employee stopped at a farm and talked with an old farmer. He told the farmer, “I need to inspect your farm for a possible new road.” The old farmer said, “OK, but don’t go in that field.” The highway employee said, “I have the authority of the State Government to go where I want. See this card? I am allowed to go wherever I wish on farm land.” So the old farmer went about his farm chores. Later, he heard loud screams and saw the State Highway employee running for the fence and close behind was the farmer’s prize bull. The bull was madder than a nest full of hornets and was gaining on the employee at every step. The old farmer called out, “Show him your card!”

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