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Delphos, Ohio addition for its frozen foods. By 1999, the company served 4,000 grocers in six states. Over its lifetime, the company began distributing national brand and proprietary products such as Yoplait, Hellmann’s, Stouffer’s and Nestle’s. It also had sales offices in locations around the Midwest from Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland to Indianapolis, Detroit and three other cities. In the late 1990s, Chef Solutions, Inc. made I&K a division and at one point, the production and distribution were separated and owned by different companies based far outside of “America’s Friendliest City.” In 2007, a group of investors led by Ramex, Inc., purchased the company and its sales offices. It announced that year that Countryside Foods, LLC, had taken over but, like Chef Solutions, kept Illig and Klausing’s presence in the name. By 2008, the company distributed more than 4,500 SKUs and up to 50,000 cases each day with even more during peak season. The company had a product line that included refrigerated dairy, deli, bakery, meat and grocery items sold to some 4,200 customers from an 84,000-square-foot distribution center with two miles of conveyors.

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I&K expected to close, 125 jobs on line
DELPHOS — With a large warehousing and distribution operation, handling the various food products of more than 180 brands, I&K Distributors is expected to close over the next several months. The company was recently purchased by Lipari Foods, Inc., and according to anonymous sources at I&K, told employees to expect to lose a major contract in mid-July. This could spur a large round of layoffs and workers are expected to be phased out entirely by the end of summer or early autumn. This means the possible loss of approximately 125 jobs in Delphos. So far, Lipari Foods Representative Laura Liras would only say the company is “evaluating” but was not more specific. I&K Distributors, named for James Illig and Ronald Klausing, started in 1966 with the purchase of a salad business Ralph Yoder founded in 1945. The company specialized in manufacturing and distributing potato and macaroni salads to 75 Delphos-area customers with just one company truck. By 1972, I&K had moved to Gressel Drive and had expanded to eight delivery trucks. Since its initial days of 4-6 stock-keeping units being delivered, warehouse operations greatly expanded over the following four decades. Over the years, different brands have been added to the local company’s branding. Yoders continued to be its most widely-known brand but I&K also produced Reno’s pizzas, Bernea Farms and Copperwood Kitchens products. Reno’s was introduced in 1974 and was in 23 states by 1980. In 1979, the company added a 9,000-square-foot refrigerated storage and distribution center. It had also added 14 refrigerated trucks and merged with Delphos Frozen Specialties in 1982. The bigger I&K broke ground on its 10,000-square-foot

Pre-sale season tickets for the Delphos Municipal Swimming Pool will be sold at the Municipal Building, 608 N. Canal St., Delphos, during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) from Monday through May 25. May 26, 27 and 28 they will be sold at the pool during pool hours (weather permitting). Presale prices are: Single $60 Family $170 Over 55 $50 Regular Prices effective May 29, 2012: Single $80 Family $195 Over 55 $70 Applications can be obtained at the Municipal Building or on the city’s website at Applications can be mailed in but have to be received no later than May 24 in order to get the presale rates. The City is not responsible for any applications that are not received. To purchase a family pass, applicants must bring or attach a copy of their 2011 federal income tax form to show proof of dependents. Checks are to be made payable to “City of Delphos.” The pool season is May 26 (Memorial Day weekend) thru Aug. 22. Pool hours are from noon to 8 p.m. The opening is dependent on air temperature (>70 degrees), water temperature (>67 degrees) and weather conditions. General Admission $5 Reissued passes $5 Swimming lessons $40 a session Pool parties $125 Evening Swim (6 p.m. to close) $2 There are no refunds/ rain passes. Children age 2 and under are admitted free and Little Swimmers are required for children who are not toilet trained.

Delphos stuck with eyesores

DELPHOS — In 2006, Cintas Corporation of Cincinnati purchased Van Dyne Crotty, which maintained a local facility. Not long after the acquisition, the Delphos location was closed. For several years since, the building and the fencing surrounding it have fallen victim to wear and tear. Though part of the heavily-rusted fence is caving in and there is rust on the building, as well as some brick and paint damage, a Cintas representative says the building’s condition is a matter of opinion. “I’m not the real estate administrator for the company. I’m the spokesperson but I know we keep up our vacant properties. We maintain them,” said representative Heather Maley. When asked to elaborate on the extent of what it means to “maintain” such properties, she replied “we check on them periodically. We hire vendors and contractors to maintain them — to make any necessary repairs. I’m not aware about the fence and I didn’t know there is rust on the building; TODAY Baseball (5 p.m.): Ada I know it’s a brick building. at Fort Jennings; L-B at I have pictures of it and it doesn’t appear to be in disColumbus Grove. repair but the fence might Softball (5 p.m.): be something we need to Ottoville at LCC; Columbus look into. Grove at Kalida (PCL). “Nobody else has any Track and Field: Elida complaints about the buildat Shawnee, 4:30 p.m. THURSDAY ing, including the city. I Baseball (5 p.m.): would think that if the city Jefferson at Ada (NWC); had an issue with Cintas’ Wayne Trace at St. John’s; maintenance of the buildKalida at Ottoville (PCL); ing, they would bring it Spencerville at Allen East to our attention before the (NWC); Lincolnview at paper (would).” Columbus Grove (NWC). Softball (5 p.m.): Jefferson at Ada (NWC); Ottoville at P-G (PCL); Spencerville at Allen East (NWC); Lincolnview at Col. Grove (NWC); Lima Senior at Elida. Track and Field: L’view/ CV at Spencerville, 4:30 p.m. Tennis: WBL at UNOH.


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Delphos Safety Service Director Greg Berquist says the city has not been quiet about the vacant property. “I don’t bark unless I can bite. I bark about the grass and bushes because that’s an eyesore I can bite about but if she says she didn’t hear about it, maybe she’s not in that pecking order because we’ve had several complaints and have had several conversations with Cintas regarding the condition of their property,” he said. “From the city’s point of view, it’s an eyesore and it’s right there on Main Street, so Staff photos that’s a concern. The mayor Busy Bee Self Storage includes a large hole on its Canal Street property that the city and I do everything we can to talk to people and push has fought owner Edger Van Autreve over. Because it was a safety hazard, the city was ideas; we attend economic able to take action but the fine was minimal and the property remains in a condition that development summits but it may not inspire community pride. isn’t the city’s responsibil- Berquist could do more than ity to sell commercial prop- bark because it was a safety hazard and, therefore, vioerties.” Cintas contracts with a lated a city ordinance. As local lawn care company to a result of the city’s action, cut the grass and trim the Van Autreve piled concrete bushes at its local vacant blocks inside the hole. At property, which a represen- this time, there is no safety tative of the Allen County issue with the external conAuditor’s office said has a dition of the former Van market value of $222,400. Dyne Crotty building, so When asked if the prop- it’s unlikely the city will erty is a tax write-off for take Cintas to court as it did Cintas, Maley said she did with Van Autreve. “It’s a very difficult pronot know. The City of Delphos has cess to get a building conhad experience in fighting demned. You have to have over commercial property a structural engineer come concerns. Busy Bee Self in and cite the individual Storage on Canal Street into court, spend thousands is owned by Edger Van of dollars only to have the Autreve. The property has court fine them $50 and send what one may describe them on their way. This is as a large sinkhole some- what happened before, so what filled in with concrete we’ve been through this and The former Van Dyne Crotty building in Delphos has blocks and other debris. Van it wasn’t worth it. The city Autreve said he would like didn’t get a good return on rust spots on the building and throughout the fencing, which is caving in at one location. Because the property is to remove the debris and fill its investment,” he said. “We have periodically not a safety concern, it does not violate any local ordinance it in at some point but he and the city would not benefit from taking legal action on doesn’t know when. At one the matter. See EYESORES, page 14 time, it was wide open and

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Members from Team 1 are Tyler Weideman, Adam Krietemeyer, Ethan Members of Team 2 include Nick Verhoff, Caleb Bankey, Logan Sickels, Schimmoeller, Jake Young and Morgan Ricker with coach Jeff Jostpille. Jared Hoersten and Jason Berelsman with coach Jeff Jostpille. On April 25, the annual Team 1 from Fort Jennings a 5-person team and are bird- nesting structures, and a presentation by the teams Area I Envirothon was held qualified for state by finish- instructed by an expert in habitat characteristics need on the current environmental in Fulton County. Fifty-seven ing first out of the 57 teams. the field before the tests are to be identified. The stu- issue, this year dealing with teams competed in the day- Team 2 from Fort Jennings given out. Many questions dents rotate to one of the land-use planning. long event which involves finished second. This is the are site-specific and involve five testing areas every 20 The state competition tests in the five areas of aquat- 15th consecutive year that area characteristics such as minutes. will be held at Deer Creek ics, forestry, wildlife, soils Fort Jennings has qualified identifying trees, identifyThe top four teams out of State Park this year on June and current environmental for state competition. The ing animal pelts, skulls and each of the five area competi- 11-12. The champion team issues. This year’s theme was teams are coached by Jeff teeth and judging soil char- tions qualify for state compe- will travel to Pennsylvania nonpoint pollution and land Jostpille. acteristics in a pit dug on the tition with the same five areas in August for the Canon use management. The students work as site. Aquatic insect larvae, of testing included as well as National Envirothon.

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Taliban kill 7 in Afghan capital after Obama visit
By AMIR SHAH and CHRIS BLAKE The Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban struck back less than two hours after President Barack Obama left Afghanistan today, targeting a foreigners’ housing compound with a suicide car bomb and militants disguised as women in an assault that killed at least seven people. It was the second major assault in Kabul in less than three weeks and highlighted the Taliban’s continued ability to strike in the heavily guarded capital even when security had been tightened for Obama’s visit and today’s anniversary of the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in neighboring Pakistan. Obama arrived at Bagram Air Field late Tuesday, then traveled to Kabul by helicopter for a meeting with President Hamid Karzai in which they signed an agreement governing the U.S. presence after combat troops withdraw in 2014. Later, back at the base, he was surrounded by U.S. troops, shaking every hand. He then gave a speech broadcast to Americans back home, before ending his lightning visit just before 4:30 a.m. The U.S. president, who is in the midst of a re-election campaign, touted the Navy SEAL raid that killed bin Laden a year ago today, noting that the operation was launched from a base in Afghanistan. He also said that “the tide has turned” over the last three years.

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“We broke the Taliban’s momentum. We’ve built strong Afghan security forces. We devastated al-Qaida’s leadership, taking out over 20 of their top 30 leaders,” he said. But the violence that erupted about 90 minutes after his departure was a stark reminder of the difficult task still ahead for Afghan troops as they work to secure their country after U.S. and other foreign troops end their combat mission following nearly a decade at war. The deal signed with Karzai does not commit the United States to any specific troop presence or spending. But it does allow the U.S. to potentially keep troops in Afghanistan through 2024 for two specific purposes: continued training of Afghan forces and targeted operations against al-Qaida. The United States also promises to seek money from Congress every year to support Afghanistan. The attack began with a suicide car bomb near the gate of the privately guarded compound, which sits off Jalalabad road — one of the main thoroughfares out of the city, Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi said. Kabul Deputy Police Chief Daoud Amin said those killed in the blast included four people in a station wagon that was driving past the area, a passer-by and a Nepalese security guard. He didn’t have the identity of the seventh person killed. The Interior Ministry said 17 other people were wounded, many Afghan children on their way to school.

High temperature Tuesday in Delphos was 69 degrees, low was 57. Rainfall was recorded at .82 inch. High a year ago today was 57, low was 44. Record high for today is 89, set in 1959. Record low is 29, set in 2009. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and storms. Lows in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. THURSDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph becoming 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. THURSDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers and storms overnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. FRIDAY: Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. SATURDAY: Mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and storms. Highs in the mid 70s. SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. SUNDAY: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and storms. Highs in the lower 70s.

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Herman H. Beckman Dorothy L. April 2, 1925-April 30, 2012 Altenburger
Herman H. Beckman, 87, of Delphos, died at 2 p.m. Monday at Van Wert County Hospital. He was born April 2, 1925, in Van Wert County to Joseph and Cecelia (Brockhaus) Beckman, who preceded him in death. On Oct. 11, 1952, he married Alma E. Gasser, who survives in Delphos. Survivors also include daughters Marge (Ken) Wolski of Cincinnati, Jeanette (Al) Baaske of Convoy, Donna (Brian) Blake of Grand Forks, N.D., and Helen (Paul) Dixon of Van Wert; sisters Doris (Leon) Sager of Glandorf and Alice Schroeder of Leipsic; brother Ben (Mary Lou) Beckman of Delphos; and eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Sister Mary Janet. Mr. Beckman was a farmer who lived and worked on the family farm his entire life. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 1362, Delphos. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Melvin Verhoff officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Jan. 26, 1918-April 30, 2012 Dorothy L. Altenburger, 94, of Ottoville died at 8:34 a.m. Monday at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos. She was born Jan. 26, 1918, in Ottoville to Joseph and Theresia (Becker) Schlagbaum. On Feb. 16, 1946, she married Hubert S. “Hups” Altenburger, who died March 25, 2006. Survivors include three sons, Jack (Barb) Altenburger of Toledo, Randy (Judy) Altenburger of Ottoville and Dennis (Debra) Altenburger of Delphos; eight grandchildren, Brian (Wendy) Altenburger, Julie (Ben) Kolly, Jill (Brian) Wenzlick, Renee (Aaron) Burgei, Beth (Greg) Morscher, Jason Altenburger, Jena (Adam) Rostorfer and Jonathon Altenburger; nine great-grandchildren, Emma and Hannah Wenzlick, Andrew, Marissa and Tyler Kolly, Kara and Courtney Burgei, Evan Altenburger and Joshua Morscher; and two sisters, Phyllis Krouse and Jo Ann Schlagbaum of Lima. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Bernie (Charles) Heathman, Loretta (Kenneth) Roth, Tillie (Ralph) Spieles and Marie (Virgil) Kohlrieser; three brothers, Vince (Coletta) Schlagbaum, Tony (Gertie) Schlagbaum and Ott (Norma) Schlagbaum; and brother-in-law, Bob Krouse. Mrs. Altenburger retired as a waitress from Jim’s Restaurant in Delphos. She was a member Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, and was a member of its Rosary Altar Society. She was a member of the Ottoville VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was an avid golfer and was a member of the Delphos Country Club. She enjoyed playing cards. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed watching it grow to include grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, the Rev. John Stites officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at LoveHeitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township where a scripture service will be held at 2 p.m. and VFW Ladies Auxiliary service will be held at 6 p.m. Condolences may be expressed at

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The Coronation Committee is pleased to announce the search for candidates for a King and Queen of the Van Wert County Fair. These people would be chosen to be ambassadors not only to the Junior Fair but also to the entire Van Wert County Fair. Candidates must be 16 years of age and must have an open schedule throughout the fair to perform special duties such as handing out awards and trophies, giving radio interviews and making special appearances. Any Van Wert County Youth meeting these qualifications may apply.


Hunters bag nearly 8,900 wild turkeys first week
From the ODNR division of Wildlife COLUMBUS — Ohio hunters harvested a preliminary total of 8,898 bearded wild turkeys during the first week of the spring turkey-hunting season, which is open statewide through May 20, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Last year hunters checked 7,744 wild turkeys during the first week of the season. Top counties for wild turkeys killed last week were: Ashtabula-315, Guernsey-276, Tuscarawas-269, C o s h o c t o n - 2 6 6 , Muskingum-265, Belmont-262, Meigs-223, Knox-221, Harrison-220 and Adams-213. The Division of Wildlife estimates that more than 70,000 people will hunt turkeys during the four-week season. Legal hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until noon from April 23 to May 6. Hunting hours from May 7-20 will be a half hour before sunrise to sunset. Ohio’s wild turkey population was estimated at 180,000 prior to the start of the spring season. A special youth-only hunt for hunters age 17 and younger was held statewide on April 21-22. Young hunters killed an additional 1,632 birds statewide. Only bearded wild turkeys


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Gun Show and Horse Swap Meet benefits fairgrounds
The Putnam County Grounds Improvement Foundation, Inc. (PCGIF) will hold a Gun Show and Horse Tack Swap Meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 12 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds Annex building (old LP property), 1206 E. Second Street, Ottawa. Entrance will be from the east side of the building next to the large parking area used during fair (follow signs). Gun dealers, tack vendors and other craftsmen will be on hand to display their wares. Patrons are wel-

Applications are due in to the Van Wert County OSU Extension Office by July 20. Applications may be picked up from club advisors or at the OSU Extension Office. Applications can also be found at http://vanwert. or at the Van Wert County 4-H Facebook page. The coronation will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 29. Preliminary judging will be held on Aug. 16. A schedule will be provided to potential candidates at a later date. Any questions may be directed to the OSU Extension Office at 419-238-1214

Harbor View Historical Society names Bonifas first president
Officials with The Harbor in the cultural and historical View Historical Society development of the area that recently announced the was once called the Northwest appointment of Mr. Samuel Territory of the United States J. Bonifas as the first presi- prior to the War of 1812. That dent of the organization area included Oregon which holds deep historwhose goal is to ical interest from preserve the rich the War of 1812 history of the City until 1957 when of Oregon, the Oregon voted to Village of Harbor become a city. View and the area “Many villages once known as once existed in “The Northwest the Oregon area Territories” of the that are now lost United States. in time,” Bonifas The Harbor said. “The Harbor View Historical View Historical Society is locatproject was of ed in the former great interest. Harbor View Bonifas There’s an abunMissionary Baptist dance of local hisChurch at 2083 Autokee St. in Oregon. Over tory we need to pass to the the past year, volunteers have next generation. Much of that started working to convert history will become extremethe former church into the ly topical over the next two new home of the historical years as we commemorate the society. The renovation is on- War of 1812 and the Battle of Lake Erie, the results of going. Bonifas, who resides in which gave us much of our Columbus, was selected local history. If we are going in part due to his years of to engage a student’s interest experience in management in history, now is the opporof historical and genealogi- tunity.” Bonifas has already started cal societies throughout the State of Ohio. Currently, he working at the new position, has memberships in many meeting area residents and organizations including the talking about the future of the Ohio Genealogical Society. historical society. “Residents have an incredHe has served as president and vice president of the ible interest in this project Allen County Chapter of the and it is something they can Ohio Genealogical Society. truly call their own,” he Bonifas currently is a mem- said. “They seem to have perber of the Delphos Miami ceived historical items they want to donate. However, the Erie Canal Commission. Bonifas has a deep interest museum is not accepting arti-

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

“What experience and history teach is this: that people and governments have never learned anything from history.” — Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (HAY’-guhl), German philosopher (1770-1831)

Spin Meter: Romney used fees to close budget gap
By ANDREW MIGA Associated Press Michael Widmer, president of the nonpartisan Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a business-backed fiscal watchdog group. Romney’s handling of the fiscal crisis when he took over as governor in 2003 is a guide to how he might act on his promises for lower taxes and reduce the federal deficit if he’s elected president. He has sketched a broad, fiscally conservative vision during the primaries but has yet to specify how he would pay for it. Romney says the increased fees during his governorship can’t be considered tax increases because they were charges for specific services. He “never favored, never advocated for and never signed a tax increase into law,” said Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul. In remarks last June, Romney recalled how he tackled the budget gap: “The expectation was that we’d have to raise taxes. But I refused. I ordered, instead, a complete review of all state spending, made tough choices and balanced the budget without raising taxes.”

One Year Ago • Ottoville Council 30, Catholic Ladies of Columbia recently donated to the effort to install a defibrillator in Immaculate Conception Parish Center and Hall. Secretary Ruth Miller presented a charitable donation check to Virgil Hohlbein, chairman of the effort. 25 Years Ago — 1987 • Ruth Baldauf, a volunteer area representative for Youth For Understanding, is being honored for her work this week as part of National Volunteer Week, which runs through May 2. Baldauf, who represents the Delphos, Ottoville and Kalida area, is one of nearly 2,500 YFU volunteers nationwide. • The Jefferson boys track team easily won a triangular meet with Lima Perry and New Knoxville Thursday setting their record at 6-1. Jefferson took first place in shot put (Tony Closson), long jump (Andy Mox), high jump (Damon Ulm), 3200-meter relay (Mark Hulihan, Kevin Grothaus, Scott Bonifas and Tony Teman), 100-meter dash (Closson), and 200-meter dash (Closson). • Delphos post office superintendent of postal operations Earl Lause, retired today after 33 1/2 years with the postal service. Lause began working with the postal service Dec. 1, 1953. He worked four years as a letter carrier, 16 1/2 as a clerk and 13 as a supervisor. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • Hail, wind and rain ripped through Delphos and nearly all of Ohio on Monday afternoon causing personal injuries and heavy property damage. Trees in many sections of Delphos were uprooted and windows in several business establishments, including the Marathon Service Station and the E. E. Sheeter garage, were broken. Signs were blown down at NuMaude’s Restaurant and Bob’s Grocery. • The Delphos Lions Club elected officers for the coming year at the meeting of the organization at NuMaude’s Tuesday night. Rod Tiernan was elected to head the organization. A proclamation from Gov. Michael V. DiSalle was read which names Friday as Ohio Lions Candy Day. The candy sale is a statewide fund raising program to continue the work being done in the field of sight conservation, assistance to the blind, rehabilitation, local blind assistance and community civic projects. • Fort Amanda Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, met recently at the home of Mrs. Paul Strayer. Thomas Mosier, son of Mrs. Arthur Mosier, gave the history of the famous Logan Elm, located near Circleville. Logan was the English name of the Mingo Chief, whose family was massacred by the whites in 1774. The treaty was signed under the Logan Elm. 75 Years Ago — 1937 • The Delphos Jefferson baseball team dropped another Western High School League game when they lost to Lima South last Friday afternoon. Jefferson was on the short end of a 9 to 2 count when the game ended at the Delphos athletic field. Adams started on the mound for Jefferson. He lasted for almost three innings and was replaced by Erickson who finished the game. • Word has been received here that a former Delphos resident will broadcast on the National Band Dance program from the Eighth Street Theatre in Chicago on May 8. Mrs. Herbert Hummer, now of Kokomo, Indiana, formerly a Delphos resident, is a member of the Kokomo Kitchen band which will be the guest feature on the program. • Approximately 150 members of the Order of Eastern Star were present at the annual inspection of the Delphos chapter conducted Friday evening. A program of special music was offered during the reception held at the Presbyterian Church by Elizabeth Horine, Mary Copus and Eloise Bell.

Factory growth shows economy more resilient

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing grew last month at the fastest pace in 10 months, suggesting that the economy is healthier than recent data had indicated. New orders, production and a measure of hiring all rose. The April survey from the Institute for Supply Management was a hopeful sign ahead of Friday’s monthly jobs report and helped the Dow Jones industrial average end the day at its highest level in more than four years. The trade group of purchasing managers said Tuesday that its index of manufacturing activity reached 54.8 in April, the highest since June. Readings above 50 indicate expansion. The sharp increase surprised analysts, who had predicted a decline after several regional reports showed manufacturing growth weakened last month. The gain led investors to shift money out of bonds and into stocks. The Dow Jones industrial added 66 points to 13,279, its best close since Dec. 28, 2007. Broader indexes also surged. The ISM manufacturing index is closely watched in part because it’s the first major economic report for each month. April’s big gain followed a series of weaker reports in recent weeks that showed hiring slowed, applications for unemployment benefits rose and factory output dropped. “This survey will ease concerns that the softer tone of the incoming news in recent months marked the start of a renewed slowdown in growth,” Paul Dales, an economist at Capital Economics, said in a note to clients. “We think the latest recovery is made of sterner stuff, although we doubt it will set the world alight.”

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney’s boast that he closed a $3 billion budget gap as Massachusetts governor without raising taxes is a cornerstone of his White House campaign, a way to highlight his pitch for lower taxes and leaner government in a race where federal budget deficits and the slumping economy are hot issues. What he rarely mentions is how he did it. The presumptive Republican nominee and Democratic state lawmakers raised hundreds of millions of dollars for cash-strapped state coffers by approving new and higher fees on everything from marriage licenses to real estate transactions to gun licenses. The dozens of fee increases were a way for Romney, a former venture capitalist, to boost state revenues and ease the budget squeeze while technically sticking to his pledge not to raise taxes. “It was a grab bag of fee increases across the board to close the budget deficit,” said By ANNE GEARAN and ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writers

Analysis: Obama has 2 narratives on Afghanistan
under the dark cloud of war. Yet here, in the predawn darkness of Afghanistan, we can see the light of a new day on the horizon.” The backdrop of armored troop carriers matched Obama’s message of praise for U.S. forces who fought and died in Afghanistan, but it was an odd fit for what followed — a direct appeal to American optimism and selfinterest in an election year. “As we emerge from a decade of conflict abroad and economic crisis at home, it is time to renew America,” Obama said. The agreement pledges ongoing U.S. support for Afghanistan after 88,000 U.S. combat forces leave. The pact envisions wide-ranging U.S. involvement in Afghan economic and security affairs for a decade, if only as an adviser or underwriter. It gives Afghans a promise of more roads and schools and support for the uneven Afghan fighting forces. It gives the U.S. a security foothold in the country to bolster Afghan forces for their continued fight against Taliban-led militants or al-

There are varying estimates on the size of fee increases. Romney and the Democratic-run Legislature raised about $350 million annually in additional fees during Romney’s first two fiscal years as governor, said Widmer. Romney has said the fee increases were about $240 million in fiscal 2004. A National Conference of State Legislatures study put the figure even higher, saying Massachusetts in 2003 imposed more than $501.5 million in fee hikes, more than any other state. New York, with a far larger budget, was a distant second with $367 million. Among the fee increases the study found: Marriage licenses went from $4 to $50, driving permits from $15 to $30, deed-recording fees from $25 to $100 and mortgagerecording fees from $36 to $158. Romney wanted to make blind people pay a new $10 fee for a state certificate of blindness and $15 for a photo identification card, but the Legislature scrapped those proposals. Qaida, and to keep an eye on neighboring Iran. Obama’s emphasis on a long-term U.S. commitment to Afghanistan reflects a lingering worry about the threat of a Taliban resurgence after 2014, when U.S. and NATO combat forces are scheduled to leave. The Taliban claimed responsibility for attacks that rocked Kabul a few hours later. Officials and witnesses said a suicide car bomber and Taliban militants disguised in burqas attacked a compound housing hundreds of foreigners in the Afghan capital, killing seven. With the agreement signed Tuesday, the U.S. also has in mind the strategic significance of preserving a military partnership on Iran’s eastern frontier, even if it does not include permanent U.S. bases. Even after the U.S. combat mission is concluded in 2014, it is likely that thousands of U.S. troops will remain for some years to conduct counterterrorism strikes and otherwise train and advise Afghan forces, and help the Afghans collect and exploit intelligence on insurgents and other military targets.

WASHINGTON — In President Barack Obama’s twin narratives, the United States is both leaving Afghanistan and staying there. The different messages are meant for different audiences, one at home and one away. As Obama’s brief, symbolic visit to Afghanistan today made clear, the more important audience is American voters fed up with a war that will be in its 12th year on Election Day this fall. The president flew in secret to sign a long-awaited security compact with Afghanistan. It was after midnight in Kabul when the signing took place, and 4 a.m. there when Obama addressed Americans in a specially arranged 7:30 p.m. EDT speech on network television. By the time most Afghans woke up, Obama was gone. “My fellow Americans,” Obama said from Bagram Air Field, “we have traveled through more than a decade

Moderately confused

WASHINGTON — The squabbling between political campaigns and the harrumphing of pundits were put in proper perspective at, of all places, the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner — the annual Prom on the Potomac where 2,000 or so media members and movie stars gather to honor the president and admire one another. It is customary at this “exclusive” congregation for media organizations to compete for the celebrity “get.” Thus, this year, all were abuzz over the stars, including among the many, George Clooney, Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Steven Spielberg and, of course, Kim Kardashian, without whom no shallow occasion would be complete — and finally, Lindsay Lohan. Then there was Table 46, one of The Washington Post’s tables, to which I was fortuitously assigned. We were the un-celebrities — writers, editors, Undersecretary of State Bob Hormats, and a military officer who introduced himself as “Bill.” He was obviously important. His dress uniform was festooned with medals and ribbons — lots of them. And he had that bearing we recognize in military elites that betrays another kind of space, a private zone where intelligence and readiness keep each other quiet company. Bill ... who did he say? Turns out this humble, polite man was Adm. William McRaven, leader of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) that oversaw the raid to kill Osama bin Laden. In a recounting of the eight-month lead-up to the

The unknown celebrity

Adm. McRaven and Karen Tumulty raid, Time magazine features clearly deserves enormous McRaven as part of President credit for the execution of the Obama’s highly secret, and bin Laden hit. His measured secretive, inner circle. He’s approach to the exercise was the guy to whom CIA Deputy key. There were a hundred Director Michael Morrell was ways things could go wrong, referring when he turned to and waiting for just the right then-Defense Secretary Leon moment was crucial. Whether Panetta in the early planning it is appropriate for Obama to stages and said, “It’s time to turn the operation into a politicall in the pros.” cal instrument is another matThe Obama administration ter. One Special Forces offihas been taking some flak cer summed it up to me this for touting bin Laden’s kill- way: “A good leader lets his ing in a campaign ad, includ- people shine and that reflects ing a barb this week from on him without him having to former Joint Chiefs of Staff beat his own drum.” Chairman Michael Mullen. “I Reading the Time story, do worry a great deal that this one is reminded that the busitime of year that somehow ness of the executive office is this gets spun into election far graver than what tends to politics,” Mullen said in an nourish the daily news cycle. interview with NBC’s Brian Serious business gets done Williams. “I can assure you without notice, thanks in part those individuals who risk to the lack of notice. The their lives — the last thing in bin Laden raid was successthe world they want is to be ful largely because no one spun into that.” leaked. Secrets were kept. By Time’s telling, Obama Highly trained men did their

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jobs without fanfare. “This is what we do,” McRaven told the president, according to Time. “We fly in by helicopters, we assault compounds, we grab the bad guy or whatever is required, and we get out.” At one point during the WHCA dinner, I thought the president was going to recognize our man, Bill. Obama began his speech by acknowledging that a year ago, the U.S. delivered justice to a deserving person. I glanced at McRaven thinking, aha, he’s about to have his well-deserved moment. Instead, the huge screens in the room flashed the face of Donald Trump. It was a setup for a joke. I asked McRaven what it’s like to wake up every day and know that you’re the one who brought down bin Laden. Does he open his eyes and think, wow, I did that? No, he smiles and shakes his head. “It’s our job. It’s what we do.” No one at the dinner posed for a picture with McRaven, except (at my insistence) his hostess for the evening, Washington Post reporter Karen Tumulty. A fifth-grade classmate of McRaven’s, Tumulty convinced him to attend the dinner. As the crowd followed Kardashian down the hall and others grabbed Clooney for one more photo, McRaven slipped out of the room and down a private hallway into the night. Just like a year ago after Abbottabad — unnoticed, unrecognized, uncelebrated. Ignoring the best while celebrating the least — it’s what we do.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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Eicher’s help Jacob and Emma butcher beef
BY LOVINA EICHER Today is the last day of April. It is difficult to believe that 2012 is now onethird over with. It is a rainy Monday here so laundry will be put off until tomorrow. We will be taking care of my friend Amy’s children, Matthew, 1 1/2, and Emily, 6 months, tomorrow afternoon. Verena and Loretta both have time off from school as a reward for doing well on their state tests. They chose to take tomorrow off as they enjoy when Matthew and Emily are here. We used to have Matthew here a lot when he was a baby. It is hard to believe how he has grown. We made rhubarb juice from 16 pounds of rhubarb last week. It made 27 quarts of juice. We are enjoying it but it is going fast. I hope my rhubarb keeps doing well so I can make a lot more. I put in three 3 ounce boxes of strawberry gelatin instead of one and it makes a lot nicer color and flavor. We like to drink it just like it is without adding anything. I also made several rhubarbcustard pies. Saturday we spent the day helping Jacob and Emma butcher a beef. The beef had already been dressed by a local processor so it wasn’t quite as messy of a job as usual. It just had to be cut up. Steaks were cut up and the hamburger was ground. Beef chunks and some hamburger were processed in the pressure cookers. Steaks and hamburger were packaged for the freezer. They were really glad for the meat since they didn’t get any beef butchered this past winter. The saying “many hands make lighter work” proved to be true. It was a cool day so it worked out well to cut up the meat since it is hard work. Emma told us all to come for breakfast so we could get an earlier start. On her menu were biscuits, sausage gravy, eggs, fried potatoes, sliced cheese, sliced tomatoes, hot peppers, homemade bread, butter, rhubarb jam, rhubarb juice, chocolate milk, coffee and rhubarb-custard pie. Daughter Elizabeth baked 5 loaves of bread on Friday which came in handy over the weekend. Yesterday we had Jacob and Emma’s families here for dinner. Joe fired the grill up and made barbecued steaks, pork chops and hot wings. Along with the meat we had mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, mixed vegetables, corn, macaroni salad, sliced cheese, hot peppers, carrot and celery sticks, and vegetable dip, homemade bread, butter, grape jam, cake and chocolate chip pudding, rhubarb pie and ice cream. Jacob and Emma’s good horse, Big Rose, died over the weekend which was a real loss for them. She was a big, strong horse and very traffic safe. Emma and Jacob already had a horse named Rose when they bought Big Rose at auction several years ago. They asked the person selling the horse what its name was and he said “Rose.” So they renamed their existing horse Little Rose and the new one Big Rose. But they’d both come when calling for Rose. A traffic-safe horse is worth a lot especially when you go to town with the buggy. When I go into town I like a horse that does not get impatient waiting at stop lights. We have brakes on our buggies which helps stop the horse when they want to back up. Sometimes a line of cars is waiting behind you so the brakes are nice. Our horse, Diamond, will be 18 next month and is a little slow but safe and sound. I trust him when I am in town and also when I am passing big farm equipment.


This is one of Joe’s favorites. He likes it in his lunch. I made some extra so he has it in his lunch this week. Macaroni Salad 3 cups cooked macaroni 1/2 cup carrots 1 /2 cup celery 1 /2 cup onion 2 tablespoons mustard 1 cup Miracle Whip 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 /2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons milk salt and pepper to suit taste Mix the macaroni, carrots, celery and onions in a big bowl until evenly combined. In a separate bowl, mix mustard, Miracle Whip vinegar, salt, sugar, milk, and seasonings. Combine with macaroni mixture and toss until thoroughly mixed. Chill and serve.

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TODAY 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Kiwanis Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. Delphos Civil Service Commission meets at Municipal Building. 7:30 p.m. — Hope Lodge 214 Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Temple, North Main Street. 9 p.m. — Fort Jennings Lions Club meets at the Outpost Restaurant. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Ladies Club, Trinity United Methodist Church. 7 p.m. — Delphos Emergency Medical Service meeting, EMS building, Second Street. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos Chapter 23, Order of Eastern Star, meets at the Masonic Temple, North Main Street. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club meets at the A&W Drive-In, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.

CD of A to honor poetry, essay winners

The Delphos Court of Catholic Daughters of America will honor local poetry and essay winners at its meeting on Tuesday. The annual potluck will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 6:30 p.m. Club members will host the local and state winners, parents and teachers. Members are asked to bring a covered dish and donation items for Tutwiller Clinic.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wildcats tracksters compete at Paulding PAULDING — The Jefferson track and field units competed in a dual meet Tuesday night at Paulding. First-place for the Wildcat boys include Jared Boop (Discus), Darren Edinger (Pole Vault) Cody Biglow (110- & 300-Meter Hurdles and 100-meter dash), Nick Gallmeier (200 and 400 dash), 4x100-relay team of Edinger, Tyler Mox, Chris Truesdale and Gallmeier), 4x200 relay team of Biglow, Mox, Jordan Barclay and Gallmeier) and Ironman 4x100 relay of Marc Wollenhaupt, Alec Stone, Geoff Ketchum and Boop. The next meet is Friday at Antwerp for the Archer Invitational. It starts at 4:30 p.m. ----Lee throws 1-hitter, Bearcats shut out Pioneers LIMA — Spencerville’s

Beckham helps White Sox beat Indians 7-2
The Associated Press CHICAGO — Gordon Beckham has been waiting for his breakout offensive game. The White Sox second baseman went 3-for-4 and also hit his first homer of the season and had two RBIs to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 7-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday. Beckham’s breakthrough came on a murky night that began with a lengthy rain delay and played under occasional light fog at U.S. Cellular Field. “(Beckham) swung well; it’s part of believing in yourself and keep working at it,” Chicago manager Robin Ventura said. “He hasn’t gone down that path of not believing in himself. “He’s just looked better the last few times he’s gone to the plate. ... Now you build off that.” Left-handed starter Chris Sale (3-1) also had a solid night. He worked six innings, gave up one earned run, walked one and struck out three before left-handed reliever Will Ohman entered in the seventh. Sale was pleased with the offensive support. “The way they swung the bats tonight was fun to watch,” he said. “The funnest part of tonight was watching him (Beckham) completely go off.” Now hitting .190, Beckham was mired in 0-for-10 slide and was batting just .153 before he belted a solo homer in the third to give Chicago a 2-1 lead. He also singled in a run in the fifth. A.J. Pierzynski also had a solo homer for Chicago. Shelley Duncan connected for Cleveland, snapping the team’s 11-game homerless streak. Steady rain postponed the start 56 minutes but storms had passed through by early evening and the game started under cloudy but dry conditions. Beckham sparked a 4-run third inning with his leadoff drive on a 3-1 pitch from Ubaldo Jimenez. Paul Konerko made it 3-1 with a bases-loaded walk, Alex Rios drove in a run with a fielder’s choice and Dayan Viciedo had an RBI infield single “We just didn’t play good defense, period,” Indians manager Manny Acta said. “We didn’t catch the ball in the air, we didn’t catch the ball on the ground, we didn’t cover the bases when we had to, plain and simple. We can’t afford to play that kind of defense with the offense we have.” Jimenez (2-2) walked six in 4 2/3 innings and allowed seven runs, four earned, and eight hits. Duncan hit a solo drive off Ohman in the seventh. Duncan also doubled and scored on Jason Kipnis’ 2-out double in the second, giving Cleveland a 1-0 lead. Pierzynski then hit his fifth homer in the bottom half, driving an 0-2 pitch over the wall in right. The Indians loaded the bases in the ninth but Hector Santiago got Lou Marson to ground out to end the game. Duncan and Kipnis each had two hits for the Indians. Outfielder Johnny Damon joined the Indians in Chicago on Tuesday and is likely to be in today’s lineup. “The plan was for him to spend a day with his teammates here, take batting practice and then start the game tomorrow,” Acta explained. The Indians announced they had purchased Damon’s contract on Tuesday and made roster room by designating infielder Jose Lopez for assignment. Now in his 18th majorleague season, Damon has 2,723 hits and a .286 career batting average. He is ranked third among active players in runs scored (1,643). The 38-year-old Damon, who signed with the Indians last month, has spent the past few weeks at the club’s facility in Goodyear, Ariz.

baseball team received a 1-hit complete game (4 innings) from Kasey Lee and they took advantage of Lima Temple Christian wildness to grab a 9-0 non-league victory in a rain-shortened contest in Lima. Lee (5-1) did not walk a batter and fanned one in his 39-pitch stint. The only runner that got on was a leadoff double by Mitchell, then he set the next 12 batters down. Tanner Koverman was on all three times via walks for the Bearcats, scoring twice. They were walked six times total and had one batter hit, combining with six hits. Jared Rex went 2-for-2 with two runs batted in and a run, adding a walk and a sacrifice fly. Bubba Shimp was 1-for2 with two runs and a walk. Bryce Ringwald was 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs. The Bearcats scored once

in the first on a 1-out single by Rex, a steal, a balk against starter Sutton (3 IPs, 3 hits, 6 runs, 5 earned, 3 BBs, 3 Ks, 1 hit batter) and the first of four passed balls. The Black Attack combined for two walks, a hit batter (Dusty Settlemire), two passed balls, a run-scoring single by Rex and a sacrifice fly by Matt Youngpeter to score five times in the top of the second, going up 6-0. Spencerville tacked on three more in the fifth against a reliever, totaling two walks, two hits, including a runscoring knock by Settlemire, as well as an passed ball and an error, finish the game when the rains hit. The Bearcats have a 13-9 record and finish the week with their last Northwest Conference game of the season at Allen East on Thursday night. A win would guaran-

tee their first winning season since 1993.
SPENCERVILLE (9) Cory Rieman ss 1-0-0-0, Dusty Settlemire ss 2-1-21, Jared Rex c 2-1-2-2, Matt Youngpeter 2b 3-0-0-1, Joel Shimp 1b 3-0-0-0, Kasey Lee p 2-1-0-0, Tanner Koverman 3b 0-2-0-0, Bryce Ringwald dh 3-21-1, Danny Settlemire cf 0-0-0-0, Bubba Shimp lf 2-2-1-0, James Schaad rf 2-0-0-0, Sean Monfort rf 1-0-0-1. Totals 21-9-6-6. LIMA TEMPLE CHRISTIAN (0) Mitchell c 2-0-1-0, Wierwille 3b 2-0-0-0, Rone cf 2-0-0-0, Crawford 2b 2-0-0-0, Sutton p 1-0-0-0, Bolon ss 1-0-0-0, Beals 1b 1-0-0-0, Roebuck rf 1-0-0-0, Davis lf 1-0-0-0. Totals 13-0-1-0. Score by Innings: Spencerville 500 3-9 Lima Tem. Chr. 0 0 0 0 - 0 E: Crawford, Beals; LOB: Spencerville 6, Lima Temple Christian 1; 2B: Mitchell; SB: Rex, Ringwald, B. Shimp; SF: Rex. Youngpeter.

Devils erupt in 4-1 win over Flyers, tie series
By DAN GELSTON The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — No Ilya Kovalchuk, no problem for New Jersey. With the injured Devils forward out for Game 2, Adam Larsson traded his seat in the rafters for an up-close look at postseason play. He might get to stick around. Larsson scored the first playoff goal of his career off a wrist shot in the third, igniting a 4-goal outburst in the period that rallied the Devils to a 4-1 win over Philadelphia on Tuesday night and tied the best-of-7 series at 1-1. “I’m not a goal scorer, so I was happy for that,” he said. “I was happy for that and I think you can see that we get everybody going after that. We score two, three, four there, so it was very important.” Oh yeah, it was important. Larsson and Clarkson scored consecutive goals in the third period to rally the Devils past the Flyers and make up for the absence of Kovalchuk. The Devils played without their leading scorer from the regular season because of a lower body injury. Travis Zajac added a late goal to make it 3-1 and Bryce Salvador scored a late emptynetter for the Devils. Game 3 is Thursday in New Jersey. Matt Read scored 2:53 into the game to give the Flyers hope they could jump to a commanding series lead. Instead, the offense went into a funk and goalie Ilya Bryzgalov couldn’t protect the advantage. Even without Kovalchuk, the Devils did what they wanted against Bryzgalov, taking close shots and dominating the play in the Flyers’ zone. They just couldn’t score — until the third. Bryzgalov, who signed a $51 million, 9-year deal last summer, was especially stout in the second when he bailed out the Flyers’ offense with a 12-save period. The Flyers went more than 18 minutes in the period before taking a shot on Martin Brodeur. “I didn’t sense frustration. We were comfortable with how we played the first two periods,” Devils coach Peter DeBoer said. “And it was just a matter of keeping it going in the third. And the goals came.” Bryzgalov had a brutal first five games of the postseason and allowed 20 goals against Pittsburgh. But he shut down the Penguins in the Game 6 clincher — a 5-1 win — and allowed three goals in the Game 1 victory against the Devils. He appeared to have turned the corner. Then came the final period. Kovalchuk’s injury opened a roster spot for Larsson, a rookie defenseman, to be activated. Larsson was a firstround pick last year and is just 19 years old. He had two goals and 18 points in his first NHL season but had not played a playoff game. Larsson’s shot from the circle beat Bryzgalov on his glove side early in the third for the tying goal. Clarkson made it 2-1 minutes later when he scored off a rebound. The Devils won the faceoff and Zach Parise was stuffed with a pad save. Clarkson then crashed the net to knock in the puck and fly gut-first into the crossbar. He lay on top of the net briefly as his teammates mobbed him. Bryzgalov slammed his stick in frustration after the goal. Zajac’s fifth goal of the postseason on a backhander made it 3-1 and gave the Devils the insurance goal they needed. Bryzgalov shook his head and remained motionless on his knees for at least a minute after Zajac’s goal. He was still down on one knee for the faceoff before he finally stood up and got his head back into the game. He clearly wasn’t happy about the goals. And he was probably also angry with Philadelphia’s offensive ineptness. At the end of the game, Claude Giroux stopped Bryzgalov for a brief chat

IP H R ER BB SO SPENCERVILLE Lee (W, 5-1) 4.0 1 0 0 0 1 LIMA TEMPLE CHRISTIAN Sutton (L) 3.0 3 6 5 3 3

HBP: Settlemire (by Sutton); PB: Mitchell 4; Balk: Sutton.

Lilly efficient in Dodgers’ 7-6 win over Rockies
By ARNIE STAPLETON The Associated Press DENVER — As usual, the Los Angeles Dodgers got power and production up the middle. For once, centerfielder Matt Kemp wasn’t the one doing the heavy lifting. Catcher A.J. Ellis homered and drove in three runs, shortstop Dee Gordon hit his first major-league home run and second baseman Mark Ellis had four singles and made the game-saving play in the ninth inning to preserve a 7-6 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. Their contributions helped Ted Lilly (3-0) pick up the win despite a shaky performance by the Dodgers bullpen. Lilly pitched six solid innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits, but he left after throwing just 79 pitches because of a stiff lat muscle. “We just didn’t want to push it too far,” said manager Don Mattingly, who watched his bullpen fritter away almost all of the 7-2 lead Lilly left his relievers. Javy Guerra struck out Carlos Gonzalez with the potential tying run 90 feet away to end it. The Dodgers pounded out 11 hits off Rockies righthander Jhoulys Chacin and then held on. The win capped a big day for the storied franchise, marking the end to the tumultuous Frank McCourt era. The $2 billion sale of the team to Guggenheim Baseball Management, a group that includes former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson, was finalized Tuesday, just hours before the Dodgers improved to an NL-best 17-7. “I think the fans of L.A. are pretty excited about the new ownership and what it’s bringing. As long as L.A. is happy, I’m happy,” Kemp said. The Dodgers were even happier after this latest display of pinpoint pitching from Lilly and power at the plate that has propelled them to their best start since 1983. Even with a 7-0 lead after five innings, they weren’t exactly comfortable at Coors Field, however. “Every inning we’d come in and say we need more runs, we need more runs,” Ellis said. “Nothing against our pitchers. That’s just the way this is. And then that wind starts blowing a little bit and you know we need to score some more runs. And we held on.” Thanks in large part to the second baseman’s play that robbed Marco Scutaro of a tying single up the middle with one out in the ninth and Wilin Rosario on second base. Ellis was shading toward the bag while jockeying with Rosario before the pitch and then the thick grass slowed the ball down enough for him to make the play to throw out Scutaro and keep Rosario at third. After falling behind Gonzalez 2-0, Guerra threw a backdoor slider and two cutters to strike him out. The dramatic ending was a fitting bookend for the Dodgers. Gordon led off the game with his first career homer, a second-deck shot to right field. Lilly downplayed the strained lat muscle that cut his outing short. He called the injury “very minor” and said he hoped it wouldn’t force

NOTES: Indians RHP Josh Tomlin (1-2, 5.48 ERA) is scheduled to pitch today’s game against Philip Humber (1-1, 4.66 ERA). Humber threw a perfect game on April 21 against Seattle and struggled in a 10-3 loss against Boston last week. ORIOLES 7, YANKEES 1 NEW YORK — Buck Showalter got his 1,000th victory as a majorleague manager, Brian Matusz ended his 11-month losing streak and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 7-1 Tuesday night. Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy homered off struggling Phil Hughes (1-4), giving the Orioles their first win in five tries against the Yankees this year. Showalter, whose first win came 20 years ago across the street at old Yankee Stadium when New York’s Scott Sanderson beat Boston ace Roger Clemens, improved to 1,000958 in 14 seasons with the Yankees, Arizona, Texas and Baltimore. He joined Dusty Baker, Bruce Bochy, Davey Johnson, Jim Leyland, Mike Scioscia and Bobby Valentine among active managers in the 1,000-win club. Matusz (1-3) allowed six hits in 6 1/3 innings to win for the first time since beating Oakland last June 6. He had been 0-12 with a 10.47 ERA in 14 starts since, the longest active losing streak in the majors and one short of the Orioles record set by Mike Boddicker from 1987-88. RAYS 3, MARINERS 1 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Matt Joyce had two of Tampa Bay’s three hits, a solo homer and an RBI triple, to help the surging Rays beat Seattle for their ninth victory in 10 games. Tampa Bay rookie Matt Moore (1-1) scattered seven hits over five innings to get the win, which kept the first-place Rays atop the AL East standings. Michael Saunders hit a solo homer and Jesus Montero went 4-for-4 for Seattle but the Mariners were 0-for5 with runners in scoring position. They have lost four straight following a 4-game winning streak. Joyce tripled off starter Hector Noesi (1-3) and scored on Luke Scott’s sacrifice fly for a 2-0 lead in the first. Joyce’s team-leading sixth homer made it 3-1 in the third. Burke Badenhop and Joel Peralta combined for three scoreless innings out of Tampa Bay’s bullpen. Fernando Rodney struck out the side in the ninth to earn his eighth save in eight opportunities. The Rays played without third baseman Evan Longoria, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list before the game with a partially torn left hamstring. The 3-time All-Star is expected to be sidelined 4-8 weeks. BLUE JAYS 8, RANGERS 7 TORONTO — Brett Lawrie homered leading off the ninth inning to give Toronto a comeback win over Texas. Francisco Cordero blew a save

opportunity in the top of the ninth but Lawrie won it in the bottom half against Mike Adams (0-1) with a shot that bounced off the top of the wall in left-center, his third. It was the second Blue Jays homer of the game to bounce off the wall and out: Kelly Johnson’s 3-run shot in the third did the same. Jose Bautista also connected for Toronto, which rallied from 5-0 down to beat the team with the best record in baseball. Cordero (1-1) allowed Michael Young’s tying single in the ninth. Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton (back) sat out for the second straight game and remains day-to-day. TIGERS 9, ROYALS 3 DETROIT — Austin Jackson had four hits and Rick Porcello pitched eight strong innings to lead Detroit past Kansas City. The Tigers scored five runs in the first and won for only the third time in 11 games. Porcello (2-2) took advantage of the offensive support to snap out of his slump, allowing three runs and seven hits. In his previous two starts, the right-hander was 0-2 with a 15.26 ERA. Luke Hochevar (2-2) yielded nine runs on 12 hits and three walks in four innings. The teams were washed out Monday night, Kansas City’s second rainout in three days. The Royals have lost two straight following a 3-game winning streak that came on the heels of a 12-game skid. ATHLETICS 5, RED SOX 3 BOSTON — Jarrod Parker scattered four hits over 6 2/3 innings for his first major league win and Oakland stopped a 3-game skid by beating Boston. Jemile Weeks ended on 0-for-12 slump with a leadoff single and finished 2-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs for the A’s. Oakland scored the first five runs to back Parker (1-0), who made his third career start on a frigid night at Fenway Park. Mike Aviles hit a 2-run single in the ninth before Jordan Norberto got two outs for his first major-league save. Red Sox starter Felix Doubront (1-1) gave up five runs and six hits in four innings. ANGELS 4, TWINS 0 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Jerome Williams pitched a 3-hitter for his second major-league shutout and Torii Hunter homered for the fourth time in five games to lead Los Angeles over struggling Minnesota. Howie Kendrick also went deep against Francisco Liriano (0-4) but Albert Pujols was 0-for-4 with a runscoring groundout. The 3-time NL MVP has gone a career-worst 31 games and 125 at-bats since his last home run on Sept. 22, 2011, with St. Louis. Williams (2-1) threw 109 pitches, striking out six and retiring 18 of his last 19 batters to finish in an economical 2 hours, 10 minutes. It was his third complete game in 81 career starts. His other shutout was on June 27, 2003, with the Giants, a 7-hitter against Oakland in his sixth big-league start. The 30-year-old right-hander from Honolulu faced only one batter more than the minimum before walking Denard Span with two outs in the ninth. The Twins lhave ost eight out of nine and have a major league-worst 6-17 record.

before he was greeted by the rest of the team. Giroux has emerged as the leader of the team and whatever he was telling the goalie, Bryzgalov seemed to agree with, mostly nodding his head. “Bryz was phenomenal tonight but we have to do a better job in front of him,” Flyer coach Peter Laviolette said. “We were not skating the way we needed to be but I don’t think it was because of the fact that we were relying on him to win a game for us.” The Flyers entered with an NHL postseason-high 34 goals but failed to generate much offense after the first 10 minutes. Read scored from a tough angle outside the circle to beat Brodeur for the fast 1-0 lead. But it didn’t hold up. Not even Giroux and Danny Briere could spark the Flyers. Each tick of the clock in the second period was like watching a no-hitter to see if the Flyers would finally put the puck on Brodeur. With 1:27 left in the period, the Flyers broke through for a shot and they only took one more. Brodeur had 19 saves.

him to skip a side session or his next start. Chacin (0-3) gave up a career-worst seven earned runs. After allowing Gordon’s homer and Andre Either’s 3-run shot in the first, he gave up an RBI double and a 2-run homer to A.J. Ellis and left trailing 7-0 after 4 2-3 innings. Lilly’s only mistake was a fat fastball that Gonzalez sent into the right-field seats for a two-run homer, his fifth, in the sixth inning that made it 7-2. The Rockies tagged Josh Lindblom for three runs on four hits in the seventh and Todd Helton made it 7-6 with a sacrifice fly in the eighth.
1 DIAMONDBACKS 5, NATIONALS WASHINGTON — Trevor Cahill took a 4-hit shutout into the eighth inning and the Arizona beat Washington to stretch the Nationals’ losing streak to five games. Teenager Bryce Harper went 0-for3 in his home debut for the Nationals. Harper, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft, is 2-for-9 since being recalled from the minors on Saturday. Cahill (2-2) allowed one run and six hits in 7 1/3 innings. Justin Upton had two hits and two RBIs and John McDonald and Miguel Montero each had two hits and an RBI for the Diamondbacks. Jordan Zimmermann (1-2) gave up four runs, three earned, in 6 1/3

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Ovechkin playing less and less but Capitals win ARLINGTON, Va. — Alex Ovechkin’s ice time keeps shrinking in the playoffs, all the way down to a career-low 13 1/2 minutes in Game 2 of the Washington Capitals’ Eastern Conference semifinal against the New York Rangers. Seems to be working so far. With the teams tied at a game apiece and shifting to Washington for Game 3 today, followed by Game 4 on Saturday, a major topic of conversation is how little 2-time NHL MVP Ovechkin is playing. Despite the reduced action, Washington’s captain and leading scorer did manage to net the winning goal on a power play in Game 2. No one on the Capitals has scored more goals this postseason than Ovechkin’s three. And he leads the team with six points, too. But coach Dale Hunter is hiding Ovechkin on the bench for long stretches at a time, especially when the Capitals are trying to protect a lead. During the regular season, the player known as Alex the Great topped Washington’s forwards by averaging 19 minutes, 48 seconds of total ice time, 16:08 of evenstrength ice time. In the playoffs, Ovechkin ranks only third and his numbers are down to 19:08 and 15:23. In Monday night’s 3-2 victory at New York, Ovechkin’s 10:36 of even-strength time ranked only eighth among Washington’s 12 forwards — and was nearly 6 full minutes less than Jay Beagle, for example. Whether Ovechkin’s diminished role is a result of an inability or unwillingness to play the sort of safe, possession-focused, defensive-minded hockey that Hunter seeks — or a result of something else — it’s tough to argue with the results. After all, the seventh-seeded Capitals got past the secondseeded and reigning Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins in a tightas-can-be, each-game-decided-by1-goal series. And now Hunter’s Capitals are even with the top-seeded Rangers. Predators suspend Radulov, Kostitsyn for Game 3 NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators already faced a tough challenge returning home, down 0-2 to the Phoenix Coyotes in their Western Conference semifinal. Now, they either have something to rally around with forwards Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn suspended for Game 3 TOnight or wind up with yet another excuse in this series. The Predators announced the suspensions Tuesday morning and GM David Poile and coach Barry Trotz said the decision to punish the forwards for violating unspecified team rules was easy. The general manager is leaving the decision on whether the men return for Game 4 on Friday night up to Trotz. Poile refused to specify what Radulov and Kostitsyn did, saying any hint would give away what they did. He called their behavior unfortunate and selfish. The timing couldn’t be worse for the Predators. They haven’t trailed 0-2 in a series since 2008 against Detroit. They managed to even that series by taking both games on their own ice before losing in six games. LA Kings roll home with impressive playoff lead EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Jeff Carter realizes how smooth the Los Angeles Kings’ 6-1 run through the postseason must look from the outside. The power forward knows most people don’t realize how the Western Conference’s eighth seeds had to grind, scratch and scrape just to get a chance to look so good. The West’s lowest seeds are in a commanding position after winning twice in St. Louis with gritty road efforts that left the hard-nosed Blues criticizing their own work ethic and defense. For a franchise with no Stanley Cup championships and just one playoff series victory in the previous 18 years, the Kings are adapting splendidly to the high stakes and physical style of the NHL postseason. After blowing out top-seeded Vancouver in the opening round, they’ve largely dominated the West’s top two teams.

76ers pull away in 3rd, beat Bulls 109-92
By ANDREW SELIGMAN The Associated Press CHICAGO — There wasn’t much for Jrue Holiday to improve on in this game, except maybe one thing. “I could have been 15-for15,” he joked. Holiday didn’t hit all his shots. It just seemed like it. Holiday scored 26 points, Lou Williams added 20 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat Chicago 109-92 on Tuesday night to even their first-round series at 1-1 in the Bulls’ first game since Derrick Rose’s season-ending knee injury. The superstar point guard received a standing ovation and waved to the crowd as he limped onto the court to present the game ball, then watched from a suite as the 76ers blitzed the Bulls in the third quarter. “I can’t tell you how exciting it is to come into Chicago and get a playoff win here on the road for our team,” coach Doug Collins said. “It was a great, great night.” The Sixers outscored Chicago 36-14 in the period, turning an 8-point deficit into an 83-69 lead against the league’s top-seeded team. Game 3 is Friday in Philadelphia. “This game we caught fire and it was pretty hard to put it out,” Holiday said. All the Bulls could do was shake their heads and vow to do better. “Disappointed,” Chicago’s Joakim Noah said. “Disappointing effort overall. We didn’t play well defensively. We didn’t play well offensively.” Holiday was 11-of-15 from the field and the Sixers shot 59 percent overall. Williams came up big, going 8-of-13 after hitting just 1-of-6 shots in the opener, and Chicago product Evan Turner chipped in with 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Noah led the Bulls with 21 points and eight rebounds. John Lucas III scored 15 points but Carlos Boozer scored just nine and Luol Deng finished with eight. More alarming, the Bulls simply couldn’t stop the Sixers, particularly in the third quarter. The Sixers were leading 68-61 midway through the quarter after a 12-0 run that Elton Brand started with a foul-line jumper. Then, after a basket by C.J. Watson, Andre Iguodala threw down a thunderous 1-handed dunk over Deng for a 3-point play that drew plenty of oohs, aahs and groans from a crowd that could feel the game slipping away. Things didn’t get much better for Chicago after that. The 76ers continued to pour it on, with Iguodala delivering another vicious dunk late in the quarter and then hitting Williams with an alley-oop pass that made it 83-69 heading into the fourth. It added up to a rough night for the Bulls, who were in a familiar spot with Rose sidelined again — this time after tearing the ACL in his left knee late in Game 1. He missed 27 games during the regular season because of a variety of ailments and the Bulls did just fine, going 18-9. Throw in injuries to Richard Hamilton and Deng and they went with their projected starting five just 15 times, yet they still captured homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs for the second straight season. That’s why they insist they can still make a run, even with Rose out. They won without him before. They insist their championship hopes didn’t end when he went down. Notes: The Sixers shuffled their lineup from Game 1, with Turner starting for Jodie Meeks and C Spencer Hawes for Lavoy Allen. ... Scottie Pippen says the Bulls still are the team to beat even without Rose. In an open letter to the team posted Tuesday on the Bulls’ website, Pippen wrote, “You’re still the best team in the NBA until an opponent proves otherwise.” The Hall-of-Famer also compared the loss of Rose to Michael Jordan’s first retirement and pointed out the 1993-94 team won 55 games. Pippen wrote the Bulls “believed in ourselves” and never “felt sorry for ourselves.” ... Chicago’s Tom Thibodeau finished second in the Coach of the Year voting to San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich after winning the award last season.
in a car accident. He then sat out 13 games late in the season with a bulging disk in his back and, when he did play, had his worst statistical season since he was a rookie in 2002-03. Reactions to his self-inflicted wound ranged from disbelief to criticism. The Knicks played well without Stoudemire down the stretch by moving Carmelo Anthony to power forward, where he could take advantage of slower opponents. But asking him to carry so much of the offensive load on his own is probably too much to ask against the Heat, who are 5-0 against the Knicks this season. Stoudemire was an instant favorite when he decided to sign in New York in July 2010. Though the Knicks had been hoping to get some combination of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, who all signed in Miami, Stoudemire confidently proclaimed that the Knicks were back. He backed up his boast, leading them to their first playoff appearance since 2004. But he pulled a muscle in his back before Game 2 against Boston and wasn’t the same the rest of the series as the Knicks were swept. He was never right this season. In part because he wanted to strengthen the back and partly because he wasn’t able to get on the court during the lockout, Stoudemire started the season 15 pounds above his usual playing weight of 245. It was clear his explosiveness was gone and he wasn’t picked for the All-Star game in his hometown of Orlando. But the Knicks needed whatever they could get from him in this series, especially with their previous injuries, plus Chandler battling the flu and Baron Davis a balky back. By the time the news about Stoudemire broke after the game, many Heat players were already dressed and gone — apparently unaware of both the injury and its severity. The Heat had a day off on Tuesday, with no players or coaches available for comment. Stoudemire questioned why he ranked below Bosh on most free agent lists in 2010, noting that he had been on winning teams in Phoenix and Bosh rarely had in Toronto. Yet part of the Knicks’ problems against the Heat has been the power forward matchup. Bosh has averaged 18.5 points on 50 percent shooting while helping Miami go 7-1 against New York, counting playoffs, according to STATS, LLC. Stoudemire has scored 18.3 per game — though hasn’t reached that number in his last five games — as the Knicks have gone 2-6. Stoudemire called this an “up-anddown” year for him last week before the Knicks’ final regular-season home game, acknowledging the difficulties he faced and saying how important it was to him emotionally to be playing again. He was looking forward to the postseason. AP source: Knicks’ Chandler wins defensive award NEW YORK — Chandler has been voted the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year for his impact on the Knicks, a person with knowledge of the award revealed Tuesday. The Knicks went from tied for 27th in the NBA in opponent points per game last season to 11th in their first season with Chandler at center. They trimmed 11 points off the 105.7 they yielded in 2010-11. Chandler’s victory was first reported by Yahoo Sports. The person told The Associated Press of the honor on condition of anonymity because the official announcement was to come from the NBA. The award will be announced today. Chandler helped Dallas win its first NBA title last season but the Mavericks made no attempt to re-sign him so they could retain salary flexibility for this summer. So Chandler quickly became the top big man on the market and the Knicks, long one of the league’s worst defensive clubs, emerged as a surprising suitor. They even waived point guard Chauncey Billups using the amnesty clause so they could fit Chandler under the salary cap. He was worth it, particularly after the Knicks became a more defensiveminded team following coach Mike D’Antoni’s resignation in March. The Knicks went on to finish seventh in the Eastern Conference and trail Miami 2-0 in their first-round playoff series. Chandler averaged 9.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots. He also had one of his best offensive seasons, averaging 11.3 points and shooting an NBA-high 67.9 percent from the field. Chandler becomes the first Knicks player to win the award and ends the 3-year winning streak of Orlando’s Dwight Howard. Spurs’ Popovich is the NBA Coach of the Year SAN ANTONIO — Gregg Popovich can’t win like the old days. No longer can the San Antonio Spurs simply feed Tim Duncan the ball, let their defense do the rest and ride that game plan to NBA championships. But the new way Popovich has them winning isn’t bad, either. That acknowledgment came Tuesday when Popovich was honored as the NBA’s Coach of the Year after leading San Antonio to 50 wins and the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. The Spurs defied naysayers who have written them off as too old since their last title in 2007 and did so in a lockout-shortened season that tested every coach when it came to managing minutes and finding practice time. “If you can draft David Robinson and follow that up with Tim Duncan, that’s a couple of decades of very, very possible success unless you just screw it up,” Popovich said. “So it’s hard to take credit when circumstances have gone your way so consistently.” Popovich also won the award in 2003 when San Antonio won its second of four championships and he might be headed for a fifth ring if the Spurs keep this up. They’re doing it partly thanks to a supporting cast of rookies and former NBA no-names

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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San Antonio leads series 1-0 Indiana at Orlando, 7:30 p.m., series tied 1-1 L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 9:30 p.m., L.A. Clippers lead series 1-0 Thursday’s Games Miami at New York, 7 p.m., Miami leads series 2-0 Oklahoma City at Dallas, 9:30 p.m., Oklahoma City leads series 2-0

CELTICS 87, HAWKS 80 ATLANTA — Paul Pierce had 36 points and 14 rebounds and Boston wiped out Atlanta’s 11-point lead in the second half even without point guard Rajon Rondo. The series is tied 1-1. Game 3 is Friday night in Boston and Rondo will be back for that one having sat out a 1-game suspension for bumping an official in the opener. The Hawks took a 65-54 lead late in the third quarter. But Boston sliced it to 66-61 by the end of the period. Pierce hit his first 3-pointer of the series after missing 10 to stretch the lead to 79-72 with 3 1/2 minutes left. Pierce finished 12-of-26 from the field and dropped to his knee and Tebowed after a free throw that locked it up with just a minute to go. Kevin Garnett had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Boston. LAKERS 104, NUGGETS 100 LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant scored 38 points and Andrew Bynum followed up his playoff-opening triple-double with 27 points and nine rebounds as Los Angeles took a 2-0 series lead. Pau Gasol had 13 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Lakers, who still haven’t trailed in this series despite nearly crumbling against a much-improved effort by the Nuggets and Ty Lawson, who scored 25 points and led the fourth-quarter charge. Los Angeles’ 19-point lead in the third quarter dwindled to four with 3 minutes to play but Ramon Sessions scored four key points in the final 1:14 before Bryant’s icing free throws with 9.4 seconds left. Game 3 is Friday in Denver. The Nuggets lost their ninth straight road playoff game. Sessions scored 14 points for Los Angeles. Kenneth Faried had 14 points and 10 rebounds while Danilo Gallinari and Corey Brewer added 13 points apiece for Denver. Stoudemire has hand surgery, to miss Game 3 NEW YORK — Amare Stoudemire’s difficult season may be over. Stoudemire had a small muscle in his left hand repaired Tuesday and will not play for the New York Knicks in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat on Thursday. Stoudemire met with a hand specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, a day after he was badly cut when he punched the case surrounding a fire extinguisher after the Knicks’ 104-94 loss in Miami. The Knicks are listing Stoudemire as doubtful for Game 4 on Sunday. Stoudemire apologized on his Twitter account for the act, which leaves the Knicks without another key player as they try to rally from a 2-0 deficit. Jeremy Lin is still recovering from knee surgery and Iman Shumpert is out for the season after tearing a knee ligament in Game 1. “We all have done thing out of anger that we regret,” Stoudemire wrote. “That makes us human. Bad timing on my part. Sorry guys. This (too) shall pass.” Stoudemire scored 18 points in Game 2, though he didn’t get into a good flow until the fourth quarter, when the Knicks could never seriously challenge the Heat. But any hope of carrying the momentum from his positive finish into Thursday’s game at Madison Square Garden was lost during his walk back to the locker room. “It’s tough. Your emotions run high. Split-second decisions can obviously alter things,” center Tyson Chandler said after the game. “You can’t fault anybody because I’m obviously a person that has high emotions at times. So one quick decision, make a mistake and now you’ve got to deal with the repercussions.” Perhaps it was all the frustration built up during a tough season on and off the court. Stoudemire missed time in February after his older brother died

The Associated Press BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB—Suspended Tampa Bay SS Tim Beckham (Durham-IL) 50 games after a second violation of drug abuse under the minor-league drug prevention and treatment program. American League BOSTON RED SOX—Recalled SS Jose Iglesias from Pawtucket (IL). Optioned RHP Junichi Tazawa to Pawtucket. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Selected the contract of OF Johnny Damon from Columbus (IL). Designated INF Jose Lopez for assignment. MINNESOTA TWINS—Recalled C Drew Butera from Rochester (IL). Designated INF Sean Burroughs for assignment. TAMPA BAY RAYS—Placed 3B Evan Longoria on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of INF Will Rhymes from Durham (IL). Transferred RHP Kyle Farnsworth from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL. National League PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES— Placed RHP David Herndon on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Brian Sanches from Lehigh Valley (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES— Recalled RHP Jared Hughes from

Indianapolis (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS— Activated INF-OF Allen Craig from the 15-day DL. Designated OF Erik Komatsu for assignment. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS— Placed LHP Jeremy Affeldt on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of LHP Travis Blackley from Fresno (PCL). American Association AMARILLO SOX—Released RHP Matt Elliott. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS—Signed RHP Steve Hiscock. Released LHP Carlos Rivas. KANSAS CITY T-BONES—Signed RHP Kyle Dahman. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS— Signed C Tyler Goodro and C Adrian Martinez. BASKETBALL Women’s National Basketball Association SEATTLE STORM—Waived G Jacqua Williams, G Dellena Criner and F Rachel Allison. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS—Signed WR Michael Calvin. Waived C Scott Albritton and OL Kyle Jolly. DETROIT LIONS—Signed WR Lance Long.


votes. Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau was second (27), Indiana coach Frank Vogel was third (7) and Memphis coach Lionel Hollins was fourth (6). Boston’s Doc Rivers and Denver’s George Karl each received a vote. Thibodeau, last year’s recipient, said a case could be made for Popovich to win every season. “I’m happy for him. They’ve had a great season,” Thibodeau said. “The way he runs an organization, you can’t say enough about him. The thing I really admire about him is I had an opportunity to meet him 20 years ago and he’s the same guy today that he was then. All the success, the championships, he has not changed one bit.” The Spurs practiced Tuesday before the NBA made the afternoon announcement. All-Star Tony Parker, who might be having the most complete season of his career, later tweeted congratulations to the only NBA coach he’s ever known. Not that Popovich, one of the NBA’s most famously mercurial and colorful coaches for 16 seasons, is likely to be found on social media. The season loomed as one of Popovich’s toughest projects yet. Besides Duncan, 36, and Manu Ginobili, 34, growing another year older, the Spurs started the year with much of the same roster that fell in the first round to the up-and-coming Grizzlies last spring. But Popovich, who is also team president, looked in unlikely places to keep San Antonio’s championship window from shutting. Although he typically keeps rookies on a short leash, Popovich put forward Kawhi Leonard in the starting lineup by midseason and has kept him there for the playoffs. Swingman Danny Green, who the Spurs have previously cut multiple times, found his way into the starting lineup and emerged as a surprise offensive spark. Popovich also steered the Spurs through what has typically been a death knell for them in recent years: injuries to their Big Three. Ginobili missed nearly half the season after breaking his hand, yet San Antonio still kept winning without their playmaking guard. Popovich was aggressive as ever in keeping his stars healthy. He willingly surrendered 11-game winning streaks twice by playing without Duncan, Parker and Ginobili to avoid wear and tear. When he didn’t play them in Portland, a disgruntled fan chided Popovich in a letter for denying his family the chance to see three of the NBA’s biggest stars in person. Popovich wrote the fan back. He understood “but I have a different priority, a different responsibility. That rules for me.” Duncan has said that kind of decision-making has made this Popovich’s best coaching season yet. Popovich has a record of 847-399 since 1996, making him the league’s longest tenured coach with the same team. He is one of five coaches with four or more NBA championships, joining Pat Riley, Phil Jackson, John Kundla and Red Auerbach, whom the Coach of the Year award is named after. A case also could’ve been made for Thibodeau to repeat as winner. The Bulls tied the Spurs with an NBA-best 50 wins even with reigning MVP Rose hampered by injuries all season. Jazz ready to give Parker ’a hard foul or two’ SAN ANTONIO — The NBA playoffs are not even a week old and already there have been last-second thrillers in Oklahoma City, an AllStar suspended for bumping a ref, a stunning comeback in Memphis and Stoudemire smashing a glass case with his fist. Then there’s the Spurs and Utah Jazz. Down 0-1, the Jazz don’t want playoff craziness or drama. They just need a win. The Jazz are mapping a more physical game plan for Parker after the Spurs point guard shredded them for 28 points in Game 1. Jazz point guard Devin Harris said his counterpart will likely be in for a “hard foul or two” after Parker slashed into Utah’s big and bruising frontcourt without hesitation. It wasn’t tough talk from Harris, who had complimented Parker in the same breath. Jazz center Al Jefferson said the goal was “not to hurt him or nothing like that” but rather to dissuade Parker from barreling into the paint and punishing Utah with either an acrobatic layup or kicking out to a 3-point shooter. “The playoffs is physical. We just can’t let him feel like he can come down in that paint any time he’s ready,” Jefferson added. Parker brushed off the warning Tuesday. He’s heard worse. “It’s not the first time someone has said that,” Parker said. “My answer is always going to be the same: I’m going to keep coming.” Coach Tyrone Corbin said Josh Howard will remain in the starting lineup despite going scoreless in 16 minutes in Game 1. Howard returned from knee surgery last week and despite his bumpy return, Corbin is counting on the 9-year veteran’s playoff experience from his years in Dallas. The Spurs expect to be shorthanded. Backup center Tiago Splitter is doubtful after spraining his left wrist in the series opener, leaving San Antonio even more undersized. Center DeJuan Blair, who had started nearly every game before Boris Diaw took his job last month, will take over Splitter’s minutes. Protecting a 1-0 lead is a position the Spurs haven’t been in since 2008. That’s the last time San Antonio took a 2-0 lead, in a first-round series with Phoenix that the Spurs won in five games. The Spurs would like the same result this time.

The Associated Press FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Tuesday’s Results Boston 87, Atlanta 80, series tied 1-1 that Popovich has turned into a surPhiladelphia 109, Chicago 92, prise frontrunner. series tied 1-1 He whipped them into winners L.A. Lakers 104, Denver 100, quickly. After a bumpy 12-9 start, the Spurs lost just seven more games the L.A. Lakers lead series 2-0 rest of the season. Today’s Games Popovich received 77 first-place Utah at San Antonio, 7 p.m.,


The Associated Press CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Tuesday’s Result New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 1, series tied 1-1 Today’s Games NY Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m., series tied 1-1

Phoenix at Nashville, 9 p.m., Phoenix leads series 2-0 Thursday’s Games Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m., series tied 1-1 St. Louis at Los Angeles, 10 p.m., Los Angeles leads series 2-0

W Washington 14 Atlanta 14 New York 13 Philadelphia 12 Miami 9 Central Division W St. Louis 15 Cincinnati 11 Milwaukee 11 Pittsburgh 10 Houston 10 Chicago 8 West Division W Los Angeles 17 Arizona 13 San Francisco 12 Colorado 11 San Diego 8

The Associated Press National League East Division
L 9 10 11 12 14 L 8 11 13 13 14 15 L 7 11 11 12 17

Pct .609 .583 .542 .500 .391 Pct .652 .500 .458 .435 .417 .348 Pct .708 .542 .522 .478 .320 GB — 1/2 1 1/2 2 1/2 5 GB — 3 1/2 4 1/2 5 5 1/2 7 GB — 4 4 1/2 5 1/2 9 1/2 W Tampa Bay 16 Baltimore 15 New York 13 Toronto 13 Boston 11 Central Division W Cleveland 11 Chicago 12 Detroit 12 Kansas City 6 Minnesota 6 West Division W Texas 17 Oakland 12 Seattle 11 Los Angeles 9 L 8 9 10 11 12 L 10 11 11 16 17 L 7 13 14 15

p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 3-0) at Washington (Detwiler 2-1), 7:05 p.m. ----American League East Division
Pct .667 .625 .565 .542 .478 Pct .524 .522 .522 .273 .261 Pct .708 .480 .440 .375 GB — 1 2 1/2 3 4 1/2 GB — — — 5 1/2 6 GB — 5 1/2 6 1/2 8

——— Tuesday’s Results Arizona 5, Washington 1 Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 2 Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, ppd., rain Houston 6, N.Y. Mets 3 St. Louis 10, Pittsburgh 7 L.A. Dodgers 7, Colorado 6 San Diego 2, Milwaukee 0 Miami 2, San Francisco 1 Today’s Games N.Y. Mets (Schwinden 0-0) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 2-2), 2:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 2-0) at Colorado (Pomeranz 0-1), 3:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 1-2) at San Diego (Suppan 0-0), 6:35 p.m. Arizona (J.Saunders 2-1) at Washington (E.Jackson 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 2-1) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 1-0), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Halladay 3-2) at Atlanta (Hanson 3-2), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 1-1) at St. Louis (Lynn 4-0), 8:15 p.m. Miami (Zambrano 0-2) at San Francisco (Zito 1-0), 10:15 p.m. Thursday’s Games Philadelphia (Blanton 2-3) at Atlanta (Delgado 2-2), 12:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 0-1) at Cincinnati (Bailey 1-2), 12:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (Bedard 1-4) at St. Louis (Westbrook 3-1), 1:45 p.m. Miami (A.Sanchez 1-0) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 0-1), 3:45

OBA .467 .389 .337 .439 .353 .333 .302 .283 .222 .283 .266 .250 .200 .129 .306 L 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 2 3 0 11 AB 13 30 81 76 46 85 59 87 26 42 58 70 9 30 751 R H 2B 3B HR RBI 0 5 1 2 0 2 4 9 1 0 1 3 14 24 5 0 7 17 12 22 10 0 2 15 5 13 1 0 0 1 13 23 7 2 1 4 9 15 1 1 2 7 12 21 3 0 1 7 0 6 1 0 0 2 2 9 2 1 0 4 5 11 3 0 3 10 6 13 4 0 2 8 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 3 2 0 0 1 87 180 42 6 19 85 H 5 0 6 27 6 27 11 25 9 9 35 29 5 194 R 0 0 0 6 3 10 4 14 5 6 19 19 4 90

——— Tuesday’s Results Baltimore 7, N.Y. Yankees 1 Detroit 9, Kansas City 3 Toronto 8, Texas 7 Oakland 5, Boston 3 Tampa Bay 3, Seattle 1 Chicago White Sox 7, Cleveland 2 L.A. Angels 4, Minnesota 0 Today’s Games Texas (M.Harrison 3-1) at Toronto (R.Romero 3-0), 12:37 p.m. Kansas City (J.Sanchez 1-1) at Detroit (Verlander 2-1), 1:05 p.m. Baltimore (Arrieta 1-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 3-0), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (McCarthy 1-3) at Boston (Bard 2-2), 7:10 p.m. Seattle (Beavan 1-2) at Tampa Bay (Shields 4-0), 7:10 p.m. Cleveland (Tomlin 1-2) at Chicago White Sox (Humber 1-1), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (Hendriks 0-1) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 3-0), 10:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Seattle (Millwood 0-2) at Tampa Bay (Niemann 1-3), 1:10 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 0-2) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 2-3), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 0-0) at Kansas City (Duffy 1-2), 8:10 p.m. Toronto (Morrow 2-1) at L.A. Angels (Haren 1-1), 10:05 p.m.

CINCINNATI REDS BATTERS AVG Frazier .385 Mesoraco .300 Bruce .296 Votto .289 Hanigan .283 Cozart .271 Phillips .254 Stubbs .241 Valdez .231 Heisey .214 Ludwick .190 Rolen .186 Cairo .111 Harris .100 Team Totals .240 ——— PITCHERS W Chapman 2 Hoover 0 Ondrusek 1 Cueto 3 Arredondo 2 Arroyo 1 Simon 0 Bailey 1 Marshall 0 LeCure 0 Latos 1 Leake 0 Bray 0 Team Totals 11

BB SO SB CS E 2 2 0 0 1 5 3 0 1 0 6 21 3 0 1 20 23 1 0 1 5 6 0 0 1 7 17 1 0 2 4 8 0 0 1 4 24 4 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 3 9 0 1 1 5 15 0 0 0 5 15 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 1 69 167 10 4 14 ER HR 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 3 0 8 2 3 1 10 3 5 1 6 2 19 4 16 2 4 2 79 19 BB 9 7 17 6 4 14 18 8 10 1 7 3 104 SO 14 18 11 6 7 22 19 8 16 13 9 2 149 BB SO 4 21 2 2 4 10 7 22 7 12 2 15 4 10 9 16 3 12 6 8 10 18 5 9 3 3 66 158

ERA G GS SV IP 0.00 9 0 0 12.1 0.00 2 0 0 3.0 0.00 12 0 0 11.0 1.39 5 5 0 32.1 2.53 10 0 0 10.2 2.70 4 4 0 26.2 2.79 7 0 0 9.2 3.60 4 4 0 25.0 5.40 9 0 5 8.1 9.2 5.59 8 0 0 5.97 5 5 0 28.2 6.65 4 4 0 21.2 13.50 5 0 0 2.2 3.53 22 22 5 201.2 AB 62 82 65 67 40 64 69 80 59 38 67 12 726 ERA 1.69 1.74 2.27 2.35 2.79 3.52 3.68 4.00 5.02 5.40 5.48 5.93 7.71 4.11

HOUSTON TEXANS—Waived WR Jacoby Jones. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS— Signed KR Jalen Parmele. MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Waived RB Caleb King. NEW YORK JETS—Waived WR Logan Payne. Signed K Josh Brown. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Signed QB Matt Leinart. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS— Signed OT Trevor Olson and OT Rocky Weaver. TENNESSEE TITANS—Signed LB Zac Diles and FB Collin Mooney. Released FB Will Ta’ufo’ou and LB Lawrence Wilson. WASHINGTON REDSKINS— Released WR Jabar Gaffney. HOCKEY National Hockey League FLORIDA PANTHERS—Assigned LW Quinton Howden to San Antonio (AHL). Signed RW Logan Shaw. NASHVILLE PREDATORS— Suspended F Alexander Radulov and F Andrei Kostitsyn one game apiece for violating team rules. WASHINGTON CAPITALS— Recalled G Dany Sabourin, D Sean Collins and F Cody Eakin from Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League CONNECTICUT WHALE—

Announced D Dylan McIlrath was reassigned to the team from Moose Jaw (WHL). Released F Shane McColgan and D Samuel Noreau. MOTORSPORTS NASCAR—Fined Nationwide Series crew chiefs Luke Lambert, Danny Stockman, Trent Owens, Jimmy Elledge, Ernie Cope and Mike Shiplett $10,000 each and placed on probation through Dec. 31 for failing inspection at Richmond International Raceway. Placed Car chiefs Phil Gould, Robert Strmiska, Shannon Rursch, Ronald Hornaday III, Paul Balmer and Christopher Meyers on probation through Dec. 31. RODEO PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS— Promoted Jim Haworth from chief executive officer to chairman and CEO. SOCCER Major League Soccer MLS—Fined Seattle F Eddie Johnson an undisclosed amount for making an inappropriate gesture as he was leaving the field after an April 28 game against Chicago. COLLEGE ELON—Named Josh Hexter women’s lacrosse coach. ILLINOIS—Announced sophomore G Rayvonte Rice is transferring from Drake.

CLEVELAND INDIANS BATTERS AVG OBA Hannahan .290 .375 Kipnis .280 .348 Hafner .277 .429 Cabrera .269 .329 Cunningham .250 .318 Duncan .250 .375 Santana .246 .398 Brantley .238 .307 Choo .237 .375 Donald .184 .195 Kotchman .149 .240 Marson .083 .267 Team Totals .241 .338 ——— PITCHERS W L Hagadone 0 0 Smith 0 0 Lowe 4 1 Gomez 1 1 Pestano 1 0 R. Perez 1 0 Wheeler 0 0 C. Perez 0 0 Jimenez 2 2 Masterson 0 2 Tomlin 1 2 Asencio 1 1 Sipp 0 1 Team Totals 11 10

R H 2B 3B HR RBI 3 18 4 0 1 14 13 23 2 2 3 13 7 18 4 0 2 10 9 18 5 0 2 4 4 10 2 0 0 2 11 16 2 0 3 9 10 17 3 0 3 10 11 19 6 1 0 5 5 0 0 9 8 14 5 7 0 0 0 3 8 10 1 0 2 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 92 175 36 3 17 87 G GS SV IP H 5 0 0 5.1 2 9 0 0 10.1 8 5 5 0 31.2 35 4 3 0 15.1 9 11 0 0 9.2 8 8 0 0 7.2 5 8 0 0 7.1 7 10 0 7 9.0 8 5 5 0 28.2 30 5 5 0 30.0 27 4 3 0 21.1 26 9 0 0 13.2 14 9 0 0 7.0 8 21 21 7 197.0 187 R 1 2 10 4 3 3 3 4 19 20 14 9 6 98

SB CS E 0 1 4 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 3 0 3 1 0 2 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 15 8 13 BB 1 3 10 3 2 4 4 4 20 17 3 5 3 79 SO 5 9 9 13 14 4 2 7 14 20 15 12 7 131

ER 1 2 8 4 3 3 3 4 16 18 13 9 6 90

HR 0 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 5 4 2 3 0 21

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Wildcats, Knights clash suspended

8 – The Herald

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


DELPHOS — Jefferson and Crestview got 5 1/2 innings in of their Northwest Conference baseball clash Monday but Mother Nature put a halt to it with the visiting Knights leading 8-2 at Wildcat Field. Jefferson got two runners on in the bottom of the first against Knight starter Jared Hallfeldt (5 IPs, 6 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned, 3 BBs, 6 Ks; 96 pitches, 61 strikes): 1-out hits to left by Austin Jettinghoff and Ross Thompson; but to no avail. The Knights scored three runs in the top of the second against senior Curtis Miller (2 innings, 1 hit, 3 runs, 0 earned, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts; 46 pitches, 25 strikes), making his first start of 2012 after a wrestling injury to his shoulder. Jacob Wortman walked but was eliminated on a 1-out fielder’s choice


by Nathan Owens. Alec Heffner’s grounder was misplayed, putting runners on the corners. After Heffner stole second, both scored on a misplayed sharp grounder hit by Jake Harmon. He stole second and came home as Kole Rolsten singled to center. Jefferson got an infield hit to short by Zach Ricker with two outs in the second but left him stranded. The Knights placed two on in the third against reliever Mike Joseph (3-plus IPs, 5 hits, 3 BBs, 5 runs, 3 earned, 1 K): a 1-out liner to left by Venice Roberts and a 2-out misplayed grounder hit by Hallfeldt that put runners on the corners. After the latter swiped second, a comebacker by Owens ended the inning. Jefferson got one back in the third on a leadoff single by Tony George, a passed ball, a groundout by Jettinghoff and, after a walk to Thompson, a line
MARLINS 2, GIANTS 1 SAN FRANCISCO — Giancarlo Stanton homered for the second time in three games to help back Ricky Nolasco’s third straight win and Miami earned its second victory in 10 games. Hanley Ramirez had an RBI single in the fourth that ended Matt Cain’s home scoreless streak to start the season at 21 innings. Nolasco (3-0) outdueled Cain (1-2) in the Marlins’ sixth victory against the Giants in their last eight meetings — a stretch that includes Nolasco’s 2-1 win over Cain last Aug. 12 in South Florida. Struggling Miami closer Heath Bell pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his third save in six chances and first since walking a career-high four batters and taking his third loss Thursday in a 3-2 road loss to the Mets.

hit-and-run single by Miller to left that put Thompson at third. Miller took second on the throw home but was left there. Crestview scored three in the fourth. Heffner walked and Harmon bunted him up. Rolsten singled to right center to score Heffner and took second on the throw home after getting into a rundown and beating the tag at second; the sequence continued as he raced for an uncovered third base and scored on an error on the play. Matt Holden tripled to the fence in right center — going with the steady wind blowing from the west — and scored on a 1-out knock to center by Roberts. Jefferson made it 6-2 in the home half on a 1-out walk to Zach Ricker, a double by Justin Rode and a wild pitch, with Rode being stranded at third; after a 2-out walk to Jettinghoff, the sophomore was gunned down trying to swipe second.
Pablo Sandoval homered for the Giants. PADRES 2, BREWERS 0 SAN DIEGO — Pinch-hitter Mark Kotsay belted a 2-run homer with one out in the eighth, lifting San Diego to the victory. Kotsay, who played with Milwaukee last year, drove a 1-1 pitch from Francisco Rodriguez (0-3) to right field. Will Venable was aboard on a single. It was Kotsay’s fourth career pinch homer and his first since Aug. 9, 2002, at Cincinnati during his first stint with the Padres. Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun, who had his first 3-homer game and added a triple for six RBIs in Monday night’s 8-3 win, went 1-for-4 with a single. Edinson Volquez tossed seven innings of 3-hit ball before Andrew Cashner (2-1) pitched the eighth for the win. Huston Street closed it out for his fourth save in four chances, finishing a 3-hitter for the Padres’ first shutout of the season. PHILLIES 4, BRAVES 2 ATLANTA — John Mayberry Jr. doubled and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and Philadelphia beat in the first meeting of the season between the NL East rivals. After Brandon Beachy gave up only two runs in seven innings to outlast Phillies starter Cole Hamels, Philadelphia broke a 2-2 tie with two runs against left-hander Jonny Venters

Owens reached third with a 1-out hit in the Crestview fifth, a wild pitch and a bounceout by Heffner. The Knights added two in the sixth, chasing Joseph for George. Rolsten walked and stole second. Holden walked — ending Miller’s pitching stint — and both advanced on a wild pitch. Damian Helm walked to load the bases. With a strikeout and the infield drawn in, an error on Wortman’s grounder allowed Rolsten and Holden to score. George fanned the next two to end the half-inning. That is when the weather made its mark, first with lightning and then heavy rain, causing the umps to eventually postpone the game. It will likely have to be continued at some point but that is to be decided. Jefferson visits Ada 5 p.m. Thursday. Crestview visits Bath today and hosts LCC Thursday (5 p.m.).
(2-1). Mayberry, in the game as a pinch hitter, doubled to right with one out, moved to third on Jimmy Rollins’ single and scored on Venters’ wild pitch to Placido Polanco. Shane Victorino added an infield hit and Hunter Pence singled to right, driving in Rollins for a 4-2 lead. Antonio Bastardo (1-1) pitched a perfect seventh. Jonathan Papelbon earned his ninth save by retiring the Braves in order in the ninth. ASTROS 6, METS 3 HOUSTON — Chris Snyder hit a 3-run homer and Jed Lowrie added a 2-run shot to power Houston to the victory. Lowrie’s drive off Jonathon Niese hit the inside of the foul pole in left field in the first inning. Snyder pushed the lead to 5-0 in the next inning with his first home run of the season, which landed in the Crawford Boxes in left field. Houston has won the first two games of this 3-game series. The Astros had lost six consecutive series entering Monday. Niese (2-1) allowed a season-high five runs and six hits in three innings. Houston starter J.A. Happ (2-1) allowed six hits and three runs with seven strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings, which was his longest outing of the year. Brett Myers threw a perfect ninth for his sixth save.

(Continued from Page 6) innings for Washington, which has scored only seven runs during its skid. CARDINALS 10, PIRATES 7 ST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright worked seven innings for his first win since September 2010 and the Cardinals got big nights at the plate from David Freese and Matt Holliday. Freese’s sixth home run and third in five games was a tie-breaking 3-run shot off Charlie Morton (1-2) in the fifth. Holliday homered in the sixth off Jared Hughes to cap a 3-hit night with two RBIs. Allen Craig had two hits and an RBI in his season debut after rehabbing from knee surgery performed last fall shortly after he belted three homers in the World Series. Wainwright (1-3) allowed four runs and five hits. Jose Tabata and Pedro Alvarez each hit a 2-run homer for Pittsburgh.

The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—Kemp, Los Angeles, .409; DWright, New York, .395; Altuve, Houston, .367; Kubel, Arizona, .338; SCastro, Chicago, .333; Posey, San Francisco, .333; Bourn, Atlanta, .330. RUNS—Kemp, Los Angeles, 25; CGonzalez, Colorado, 19; Beltran, St. Louis, 18; MEllis, Los Angeles, 17; Freeman, Atlanta, 17; YMolina, St. Louis, 17; Schafer, Houston, 17; JUpton, Arizona, 17. RBI—Ethier, Los Angeles, 27; Kemp, Los Angeles, 25; Freese, St. Louis, 23; CGonzalez, Colorado, 20; JDMartinez, Houston, 20; Freeman, Atlanta, 18; Braun, Milwaukee, 17; Bruce, Cincinnati, 17; Helton, Colorado, 17; LaRoche, Washington, 17. HITS—Kemp, Los Angeles, 36; Altuve, Houston, 33; Bourn, Atlanta, 33; SCastro, Chicago, 30; Furcal, St. Louis, 30; Sandoval, San Francisco, 30; DWright, New York, 30. DOUBLES—YMolina, St. Louis, 10; Votto, Cincinnati, 10; Cuddyer, Colorado, 9; Furcal, St. Louis, 9; LaHair, Chicago, 8; Tejada, New York, 8; 7 tied at 7. TRIPLES—OHudson, San Diego, 4; Altuve, Houston, 3; Maybin, San Diego, 3; Pagan, San Francisco, 3; Schierholtz, San Francisco, 3; 15 tied at 2. HOME RUNS—Kemp, Los Angeles, 12; Braun, Milwaukee, 7; Bruce, Cincinnati, 7; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 6; Ethier, Los Angeles, 6; Freese, St. Louis, 6; Hart, Milwaukee, 6. STOLEN BASES—Bonifacio, Miami, 10; SCastro, Chicago, 10; DGordon, Los Angeles, 10; Heyward, Atlanta, 8; GParra, Arizona, 8; Schafer, Houston, 8; Bourn, Atlanta, 7; Campana, Chicago, 7; Maybin, San Diego, 7; Victorino, Philadelphia, 7. PITCHING—Lohse, St. Louis, 4-0; Lynn, St. Louis, 4-0; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 4-1; 15 tied at 3. STRIKEOUTS—Hamels, Philadelphia, 36; Garza, Chicago, 36; Strasburg, Washington, 34; GGonzalez, Washington, 34; ASanchez, Miami, 33; Volquez, San Diego, 33; Worley, Philadelphia, 32. SAVES—Papelbon, Philadelphia, 9; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 8; Guerra, Los Angeles, 8; Myers, Houston, 6; RBetancourt, Colorado, 6; Marshall, Cincinnati, 5; FFrancisco, New York, 5; Putz,



Arizona, 5; Axford, Milwaukee, 5; HRodriguez, Washington, 5. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—Jeter, New York, .400; Hamilton, Texas, .395; Ortiz, Boston, .386; Konerko, Chicago, .369; Sweeney, Boston, .362; Span, Minnesota, .340; Willingham, Minnesota, .333; CDavis, Baltimore, .333. RUNS—Kinsler, Texas, 26; Hamilton, Texas, 20; De Aza, Chicago, 19; Granderson, New York, 19; Aviles, Boston, 18; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 18; AdJones, Baltimore, 18. RBI—Hamilton, Texas, 25; Swisher, New York, 23; MiCabrera, Detroit, 21; Encarnacion, Toronto, 21; Ortiz, Boston, 21; Cespedes, Oakland, 20; Aviles, Boston, 19; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 19. HITS—Jeter, New York, 40; Hamilton, Texas, 34; Ortiz, Boston, 34; Span, Minnesota, 32; ISuzuki, Seattle, 32; AdJones, Baltimore, 31; Konerko, Chicago, 31. DOUBLES—Sweeney, Boston, 11; Konerko, Chicago, 9; Ortiz, Boston, 9; Swisher, New York, 9; 7 tied at 8. TRIPLES—Joyce, Tampa Bay, 3; De Aza, Chicago, 2; Dirks, Detroit, 2; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 2; Kinsler, Texas, 2; Kipnis, Cleveland, 2; Rasmus, Toronto, 2; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 2. HOME RUNS—Granderson, New York, 9; Hamilton, Texas, 9; Encarnacion, Toronto, 8; MiCabrera, Detroit, 7; Napoli, Texas, 7; AdJones, Baltimore, 6; Joyce, Tampa Bay, 6; Ortiz, Boston, 6; Swisher, New York, 6; Wieters, Baltimore, 6. STOLEN BASES—DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 6; Lillibridge, Chicago, 6; Andrus, Texas, 5; ACasilla, Minnesota, 5; AEscobar, Kansas City, 5; MIzturis, Los Angeles, 5; Kipnis, Cleveland, 5; JWeeks, Oakland, 5. PITCHING—RRoss, Texas, 4-0; Darvish, Texas, 4-0; Shields, Tampa Bay, 4-0; DLowe, Cleveland, 4-1; Price, Tampa Bay, 4-1; 16 tied at 3. STRIKEOUTS—FHernandez, Seattle, 42; Sabathia, New York, 38; Weaver, Los Angeles, 36; Verlander, Detroit, 35; Peavy, Chicago, 33; Darvish, Texas, 33; Floyd, Chicago, 31. SAVES—Rodney, Tampa Bay, 8; JiJohnson, Baltimore, 7; League, Seattle, 7; CPerez, Cleveland, 7; Nathan, Texas, 6; Balfour, Oakland, 6; Aceves, Boston, 5; MRivera, New York, 5.

The Associated Press PRO BASKETBALL MILWAUKEE — Scott Skiles will return to coach the Milwaukee Bucks next season. Skiles told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he would be back as the team’s coach and his agent, Keith Glass, confirmed the decision to The Associated Press. BASEBALL WASHINGTON — Former teammates Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens had an awkward reunion at Clemens’ perjury trial, where Pettitte recalled a conversation he had with his longtime teammate, mentor and workout partner about a dozen years ago. “Roger had mentioned to me that he had taken HGH,” Pettitte testified, referring to human growth hormone. “And that it could help with recovery and that’s really all I remember about the conversation.” It’s a conversation that Clemens has famously claimed that Pettitte “misremembers.” Pettitte’s appearance enlivened the proceedings on Day 8 in the retrial of charges that Clemens lied when he told Congress in 2008 that he had never used steroids or human growth hormone. SAN FRANCISCO — Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt landed on the disabled list for a non-baseball injury for the second time in less than eight months. The left-hander sprained his right knee Saturday night when he reached out to catch his 4-year-old son, Walker, as the 60-pound boy jumped off the couch to hug his arriving father. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria went on the 15-day disabled list with a partially torn left hamstring that’s expected to sideline him 4-8 weeks. PRO FOOTBALL ALAMEDA, Calif. — Matt Leinart is back in a familiar role as Carson Palmer’s backup at quarterback. The Oakland Raiders signed


Leinart to a 1-year contract, giving them two former Heisman Trophy winners from Southern California at quarterback. BUFFALO, N.Y. — Free agent quarterback Vince Young is traveling to Buffalo to work out with the Bills. The Buffalo News first reported on its website that Young is scheduled to work out today. The Bills have since announced the visit on their website. BALTIMORE — Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh backtracked on comments he made on the radio, telling a local station that New England’s championships “got asterisks now; it’s been stained” while referring to the Spygate scandal of 2007. The Ravens soon after sent out a statement from Harbaugh saying there was “some distortion.” ST. PAUL, Minn. — The big push at Minnesota’s Capitol to pass a public subsidy for a new Vikings stadium stalled Tuesday, as the proposal got snared in partisan politics. MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings cut running back Caleb King just hours after he was released from jail with no charges filed against him, three days after being arrested in an alleged beating outside a birthday party last weekend. TENNIS MUNICH — Colombian qualifier Robert Farah upset defending champion Nikolay Davydenko 6-3, 6-2 in the opening round of the BMW Open. OEIRAS, Portugal — Seventhseeded Albert Montanes moved into the second round of the Estoril Open with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Matthew Ebden of Australia. BELGRADE, Serbia — Ryan Harrison of the United States lost 6-3, 6-3 to Joao Souza of Brazil on Tuesday in the first round of the Serbia Open. SOCCER WEMBLEY, England — England’s national team is back in the hands of an Englishman. Roy Hodgson was hired Tuesday to coach England and end its 46-year title drought, with the Football Association hoping his international experience and homegrown heritage will be a perfect mix.

The Associated Press Through Sunday Schedule-Winners Feb. 18 — x-Budweiser Shootout (Kyle Busch) Feb. 23 — x-Gatorade Duel 1 (Tony Stewart) Feb. 23 — x-Gatorade Duel 2 (Matt Kenseth) Feb. 27 — Daytona 500 (Matt Kenseth) March 4 — Subway Fresh Fit 500 (Denny Hamlin) March 11 — Kobalt Tools 400 (Tony Stewart) March 18 — Food City 500 (Brad Keselowski) March 25 — Auto Club 400 (Tony Stewart) April 1 — Goody’s Fast Relief 500 (Ryan Newman) April 14 — Samsung Mobile 500 (Greg Biffle) April 22 — STP 400 (Denny Hamlin) April 28 — Capital City 400 Presented by Virginia is for Lovers (Kyle Busch) Sunday — Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. May 12 — Bojangles’ Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. May 19 — x-Sprint Showdown, Concord, N.C. May 19 — x-NASCAR Sprint AllStar Race, Concord, N.C. May 27 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. June 3 — FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks, Dover, Del. June 10 — Pocono 400, Long Pond, Pa. June 17 — Michigan 400, Brooklyn, Mich. June 24 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. June 30 — Quaker State 400, Sparta, Ky. July 7 — Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 15 — Lenox Industrial Tools 301, Loudon, N.H. July 29 — Crown Royal Presents The Your Hero’s Name Here 400 at The Brickyard, Indianapolis Aug. 5 — Pennsylvania 400, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 12 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 19 — Pure Michigan 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 25 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sep. 2 — AdvoCare 500, Hampton, Ga. Sep. 8 — Wonderful Pistachios 400, Richmond, Va. Sep. 16 — GEICO 400, Joliet, Ill. Sep. 23 — Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. Sep. 30 — AAA 400, Dover, Del. Oct. 7 — Good Sam Club 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 13 — Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C.

Oct. 21 — Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 28 — TUMS Fast Relief 500, Ridgeway, Va. Nov. 4 — AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 11 — Kobalt Tools 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 18 — Ford 400, Homestead, Fla. x-non-points race Leaders Points 1, Greg Biffle, 338. 2, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 333. 3, Denny Hamlin, 329. 4, Matt Kenseth, 328. 5, Martin Truex Jr., 316. 6, Jimmie Johnson, 314. 7, Kevin Harvick, 313. 8, Tony Stewart, 307. 9, Carl Edwards, 287. 10, Ryan Newman, 278. 11, Kyle Busch, 265. 12, Clint Bowyer, 264. 13, Brad Keselowski, 252. 14, Paul Menard, 249. 15, Joey Logano, 241. 16, Juan Pablo Montoya, 239. 17, Jeff Gordon, 221. 18, Jamie McMurray, 220. 19, Mark Martin, 218. 20, Jeff Burton, 214. Money 1, Matt Kenseth, $2,856,490. 2, Greg Biffle, $2,263,258. 3, Dale Earnhardt Jr., $2,115,635. 4, Denny Hamlin, $2,113,714. 5, Tony Stewart, $2,087,670. 6, Jimmie Johnson, $1,887,157. 7, Kyle Busch, $1,879,040. 8, Martin Truex Jr., $1,709,614. 9, Kevin Harvick, $1,702,149. 10, Carl Edwards, $1,611,194. 11, Jeff Burton, $1,598,580. 12, Ryan Newman, $1,563,375. 13, Jeff Gordon, $1,521,502. 14, Brad Keselowski, $1,432,575. 15, A J Allmendinger, $1,432,205. 16, Clint Bowyer, $1,365,629. 17, Jamie McMurray, $1,332,242. 18, Marcos Ambrose, $1,321,027. 19, Juan Pablo Montoya, $1,317,824. 20, Aric Almirola, $1,312,379.

PCT. LAPS 1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 88.2 2582 2. Matt Kenseth 85.9 2514 3. Martin Truex Jr. 84.1 2461 4. Jimmie Johnson 83.7 2450 5. Brad Keselowski 83.6 2447 6. Greg Biffle 75.8 2219 7. Kevin Harvick 73.7 2155 8. Denny Hamlin 72.4 2117 9. Tony Stewart 72.0 2107 10. Jeff Gordon 67.3 1970 Driver Rating NASCAR Sprint Cup driver ratings with season points position, single-race high rating and overall rating: POS. HIGH RATING 1. Denny Hamlin 3 130.0 104.6 2. Jimmie Johnson 6 131.5 104.2 3. Greg Biffle 1 137.4 103.9 4. Martin Truex Jr. 5 142.6 102.2 5. Matt Kenseth 4 119.7 101.9 6. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2 114.7 101.8 7. Kevin Harvick 7 134.7 100.5 8. Tony Stewart 8 141.7 98.8 9. Brad Keselowski 13 142.7 94.0 10. Mark Martin 19 115.7 93.7

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RPM’s hiring of Ford marks start of silly season
By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nobody thought Mike Ford would be out of work very long when Joe Gibbs Racing dismissed the crew chief in December after a disappointing 2011 season with Denny Hamlin. Because JGR still owed him for the final year on his contract, Ford was in no rush to climb back atop a pit box. And if he had to spend the entire season sitting at home, it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. But crew chiefs don’t sit idle for very long in NASCAR and that was proven once again Monday when Richard Petty Motorsports pulled Ford back into the Sprint Cup garage. After just nine races, the team decided the pairing of Aric Almirola and crew chief Greg Erwin wasn’t a fit,and Ford was hired to take over the iconic No. 43 team. “Mike Ford is an elite crew chief who knows what it takes to be a winner at this level,” team owner Richard Petty said. “We’re fortunate that he was available and that we could reach a deal to bring him over to our place. We’ve taken a lot of big steps at Richard Petty Motorsports in the past year and I think this might be that one piece of the puzzle we were missing.” It’s only a quarter of the way through the grueling NASCAR schedule and maybe in a different era, slumping teams could still hope for a mid-season turnaround. Nobody has that luxury anymore, so when it becomes evident that something has to change in an effort to save the season, the crew chief is usually the first guy to go. So it was Erwin to get the first hook of the 2012 season and he didn’t even make it a year with the Petty organization. He had been let go as Greg Biffle’s crew chief last July and was snapped up rather quickly at RPM, which paired him with AJ Allmendinger. Everybody seemed happy and then Allmendinger got an big picture and maybe aren’t taking the chances they once did out of fear of it hurting too much in the standings. “Racing has changed because right now, there is so much emphasis put on the almighty point, that we live and die by that one point,” Nationwide Series points leader Elliott Sadler said last weekend. “Racing is segregated right now between making the Chase and not making the Chase. You can’t take as many chances now as you could seven or eight years ago because if you finish 30th or worse, it’s going to take you three or four races to get back in that Chase contention.” It remains to be seen if Ford, who guided Hamlin to 17 victories and a spot in the Chase all six seasons they were paired together, can get Almirola into one of those coveted 12 spots. But RPM felt the team had to go for it and the longer they waited, the harder it would be to make up ground. It’s highly doubtful that RPM will be the only organization to make a change over the next few weeks. Every team sitting outside the top 15 right now — save for maybe the Hendrick Motorsports’ crews of Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne — have to be taking a good long look at personnel and wondering if new blood is needed. Jamie McMurray, winner of three races in 2010, hasn’t done anything since and is 18th in the standings; Jeff Burton, who has publicly said his Richard Childress Racing team needs to get better, is sitting 20th in points — behind Mark Martin, who has run only seven of the nine races this year. Regan Smith, who won Darlington last season, can’t be pleased he’s currently 25th in the standings as he closes

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in on the anniversary of his only career Cup victory. And right below him is 2004 series champion Kurt Busch, who has just one top-10 finish this season with underfunded Phoenix Racing. Nobody can stand pat for long and RPM’s hiring of Ford showed that silly season has officially started.
NASCAR penalizes 6 Nationwide Series teams CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR has fined six Nationwide Series teams for failing inspection at Richmond International Raceway. The penalties were levied against the 3-car teams for Richard Childress Racing and Turner Motorsports. NASCAR ruled the front upper bumper covers for all six cars had been illegally modified. Crew chiefs Luke Lambert, Danny Stockman, Trent Owens, Jimmy Elledge, Ernie Cope and Mike Shiplett were all fined $10,000 and placed on probation through Dec. 31. Car chiefs Phil Gould, Robert Strmiska, Shannon Rursch, Ronald Hornaday III, Paul Balmer and Christopher Meyers also were placed on probation through Dec. 31. NASCAR did not dock points from the teams, which included Sadler, third-place Austin Dillon and seventh-place Justin Allgaier. NC bank buys Mayfield’s home in courthouse sale NEWTON, N.C. — The bank that held the mortgage on property owned by former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield has bought the North Carolina home at a courthouse auction. Carolina Farm Credit bid more than $1.7 million for the home and land owned by Mayfield, who was suspended from NASCAR after testing positive for methamphetamine in 2009. The auction was conducted on the Catawba County Courthouse steps Monday. The bank was the only bidder. Mayfield and his wife, Shana, had taken out two mortgages from Carolina Farm Credit in 2006 on the property for more than $3 million. They last made a payment in April 2011. The Mayfields must be out of their home in 10 days. Mayfield was in Caldwell County on Monday on pending drug charges, which were delayed until September.

Lucas Glover feeling healthy after ‘strange’ year
By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press the ocean the weekend before Kapalua. He has made three cuts, though his best finish was last week in New Orleans when he tied for 66th. Even so, he expects to make a strong title defense at Quail Hollow. “You guys wrote about Freddie (Couples) at Augusta, you expect him to drive through those gates and play well and he loves it there,” Glover added. “And that’s how I am here. I was here last Sunday and played with some friends, and it was probably the best round I’ve played all year. And I know it was practice and I know it doesn’t matter and nobody cares, but just being here, there’s something about it for me.” ———
and a local club in Charlotte. “They asked me if I wanted to play and my answer was I was too old for that. It was too dangerous,” Foster said from the caddie tent, crutches at his side. “I was just there to watch. Before the match, they were kicking the ball around, like I do at home with my boys. I stretched and as soon as I planted, my knee collapsed. I heard it rip and crack and I knew I was in trouble.” Foster had a trainer look at his knee and said it appeared to be a ligament tear. He said he likely would be out for 6-8 weeks, the best-case scenario. That could force him to miss the U.S. Open and British Open. Westwood is using Casey Kerr, who caddied for Fred Couples at the Masters. He has not started a search for a full-time substitute while Foster heals. Foster said it was the first time he was injured since the 1991 World Match Play Championship, when he was working for Seve Ballesteros and his knee locked up on the first tee. Ballesteros won on the 34th hole. Westwood is No. 3 in the world and along with winning the Indonesia Masters two weeks ago, he has finished among the top 5 in five of his last seven starts. “It’s devastating,” Foster added. “Lee is playing as good as he has ever played. I’m just clumsy.” ——— U.S. OPEN: Ernie Els was on the USGA’s radar screen when it comes to special exemptions for the U.S. Open. That won’t be necessary now. Even though he lost in a playoff at New Orleans, it was enough to move the 2-time U.S. Open champion to No. 40 in the world. In a change this year, the U.S. Open will take the top 60 in the world on May 21 (after the Colonial), which makes Els a lock for The Olympic Club. Vijay Singh at Pebble Beach in 2010 was the last player to receive a special exemption, and with Els safe, there doesn’t appear to be any candidates this year. That decision will come later. USGA executive director Mike

off-season offer to move to Penske Racing. He took the job and RPM had to quickly find a new driver. They settled on Almirola, who had 35 previous Sprint Cup starts but none since the last five races of the 2010 season. The results have been sub-par — Almirola has one top-10 finish and is currently 23rd in the standings. It wasn’t good enough. “It’s a goal of the 43 team to make the Chase this year and I think Mike’s experience and knowledge can help get us there,” Almirola said. “We’ve got some ground to make up but I think we can do it.” That’s the present-day mentality in NASCAR, where claiming one of the 12 spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship is the new measuring point for a successful season. Drivers and crews want to be in the Chase so they can race for the championship but for team owners, getting one of those slots is often enough to placate the sponsor. Being part of the Chase ensures maximum exposure over the final 10 weeks of the season and those cars and drivers consistently overshadow the other 31 in the field. Some have suggested that the pressure to make the Chase is partly to blame for the caution-free racing over the last month. Drivers have to constantly think about the

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Lucas Glover already has been through a lot this year, even if the calendar shows the first week in May. He injured his left knee when he slipped off a paddle board in the Pacific Ocean the weekend before the season opener in Kapalua, and it wound up keeping him out of golf until the middle of March. Then, he suffered a rib injury at the Masters but played through it the next week at Hilton Head, the only PGA Tour event in his native South Carolina. He is the defending champion at the Wells Fargo Championship. It will be only his sixth tournament this year. “I think any time you come somewhere you’ve had success, it gives you that little bit of confidence — even if it’s been a strange year for you,” he said. Strange, indeed. The paddle board incident was a fluke fall and Glover didn’t grasp how serious it was. He went to the practice range the next week in Honolulu thinking he might be able to play and walk on a flat golf course. He didn’t realize he would be out two months. More peculiar was the rib injury. He said he pulled an intercostal muscle on his left side. “If it had been any other week but Augusta, I don’t think I would have played,” he said. “But it’s pretty hard to withdraw from that one, so I played through it, and just got it fixed and feel pretty good.” Glover feels as good as he has since he paddled out to

JACK AND THE TREE: One of the famous stories from Pebble Beach is a tree that got in the way of Arnold Palmer trying to win in 1967. One shot behind in the final round, his approach to the par-5 14th hit the tree and went out-of-bounds. Palmer reloaded and the same thing happened. He wound up making a 9. The next day, a fierce storm uprooted the tree. Turns out Jack Nicklaus has his own tree story. Nicklaus was a 21-year-old amateur in the 1961 U.S. Open at Oakland Hills and he was one shot behind playing the par-5 12th as he made a run at Gene Littler. That’s when he ran into an elm tree that wasn’t even in the way. Nicklaus said he nailed a 3-wood and it was headed for the green when a gust of wind blew the elm toward the fairway, in the path of the ball, and knocked it down. “I felt like it was going to be on the green,” he said. “It dropped it straight down. I made a 6 instead of a 4. And then I 3-putted the 17th.” He tied for fourth, then won his first U.S. Open a year later at Oakmont. As for that tree? “That tree is gone,” Nicklaus replied. ——— FOSTER OUT: Lee Westwood is in good form coming into the next two majors. Now he needs a caddie. Westwood arrived at Quail Hollow on Tuesday to learn that his caddie, Billy Foster, blew out his right knee while reaching to kick a soccer ball. The worst part about is that Foster had no intention of taking part in a match between a group of European caddies

Davis said any special exemption would be offered before sectional qualifying fields are established. “We’ve always been very stingy on these special exemptions,” he added. “In general, we don’t want to give up any special exemptions unless there’s a compelling reason.” ——— NOT A BIG MISS: Hank Haney’s book, “The Big Miss,” has been anything but that for Crown Publishing. The book on his six years as the swing coach for Tiger Woods reached No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list on April 15 for combined print and e-books. It reached as high as No. 2 for two weeks under hardcover nonfiction, and has only fallen to No. 5 this week. While Crown does not disclose sales figures, it says the book has gone back to press seven times and there are 228,000 copies in print. ——— DIVOTS: Charles Howell III made a hole-in-1 in the final round at New Orleans, his second ace on the PGA Tour this year. He also had a holein-1 on the seventh hole of the final round at the Honda Classic. ... Se Ri Pak has a slight tear in her left labrum from slipping on stairs last week. She will be out indefinitely, though she said the next two months would be important for her recovery. ... No one has made 50 consecutive cuts on the PGA Tour since Tiger Woods’ record streak ended at 142 in 2005. Steve Stricker has made 49 consecutive cuts going into The Players Championship next week. ... Greg Norman is making a rare appearance on the Champions Tour when he plays the Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel outside Pittsburgh at the end of June. ——— STAT OF THE WEEK: Tiger Woods has won or finished second 100 times in his PGA Tour career — or 38 percent of the time as a pro. ——— FINAL WORD: “If I’m being compared to him, I’m doing something right.” — Rory McIlroy, on comparisons with Woods.

The Associated Press Liverpool warms up for FA Cup final with loss LONDON — Liverpool’s hopes of taking a morale-boosting victory into the FA Cup final were dashed thanks to a 1-0 home loss to Fulham on Tuesday, improving Everton’s chances of finishing above its Merseyside rival in the Premier League for the first time since 2005. Everton drew 1-1 with Stoke in the night’s other match, putting David Moyes’ team three points above Liverpool with two rounds remaining. Martin Skrtel’s own goal in the fifth minute means Liverpool has won only five out of 18 league matches at Anfield, a ground once seen as a fortress in the 18-time champions’ heyday. With Saturday’s final against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in mind, Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish made nine changes to the team that beat Norwich 3-0 on Saturday and it showed as Fulham came away with a first topflight win at Anfield. “The attitude and desire wasn’t there,” Dalglish said. “It wasn’t a good night for us, me included.” A powerfully driven cross by John Arne Riise, a former Liverpool player, hit the standing leg of Skrtel and squirmed past goalkeeper Alexander Doni. Liverpool has now picked up just one point from its past four home games, against Wigan, Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion and Fulham — teams it would typically expect to beat. Everton was denied victory at Britannia Stadium when striker Cameron Jerome scored in the 69th minute for Stoke, canceling out Peter Crouch’s own goal a minute before halftime — the 1,000th goal in the Premier League this season. Everton had scored four goals in each of its previous three league games but was kept at bay by Stoke after Crouch had scored in his own net after an attempted clearance from Marc Wilson struck the lanky striker’s back. Jerome leveled when he made a forward burst and held off two defenders before firing past goalkeeper Tim Howard. Everton has games remaining at already-relegated Wolverhampton Wanderers and against Newcastle at home, while Liverpool hosts Chelsea before traveling to Swansea on the final day of the season. ——— ROME — Napoli broke a fourway for third place and the final Champions League berth with a 2-0 win over Palermo, stating its intentions of returning to the top European competition it fared so well in this season. Edinson Cavani put Napoli ahead with a penalty in the 16th minute at San Paolo stadium for his 23rd goal of the Serie A season and Marek Hamsik doubled the lead in the 35th with a sublime chest control and shot from the center of the area. Also, Napoli midfielder Gokhan Inler hit the crossbar in the fifth. With two rounds remaining, Napoli moved three points in front of Udinese, Inter Milan and Lazio, who all play today. Earlier, Roma and Chievo Verona drew 0-0 under heavy rain, hurting Roma’s chances of qualifying for the Europa League. Roma remained seventh, with only the fourth-, fifth- and possibly sixth-place clubs qualifying for the Europa League. ——— MADRID — Villarreal and Granada moved closer to ensuring their top status in the Spanish


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ST. MARYS — A historic day was celebrated April 20 at Otterbein St. Marys Senior Lifestyle Community. Residents, board members, employees, donors and community members gathered to celebrate the grand opening of a new life enrichment center. The center, a joint partnership between the Auglaize and Mercer Counties YMCA and Otterbein, represents one of the first partnerships of its kind with a lifestyle community in the country. Executive Director Fred Wiswell said, “Our journey began in the fall of 2007. Since that time, a visioning committee, a capital campaign committee and a life enrichment center task force met regularly to vision, to obtain charitable gifts and to plan every facet of the facility – no small tasks!” Of the $1.6 million needed to build the center, resident gifts total more than $1.1 million. “What can I say about the residents of this special community except to say that there never was any question in their mind,” Wiswell exclaimed. “They got behind this project and put in as much resources, time, feedback and planning as anyone. Their feedback is reflected in the design and function of the center. They lifted me up many times when I began to wonder if we could pull this off. And, their generosity funded 75 percent of the total costs of the entire project – amazing!” Wiswell said the dedication was historic in a couple of ways. “We understand that our collaboration with the local YMCA is a first of its kind,” he noted. “We are excited to partner together and to advance our similar ministries. Together, we will make a positive difference in the lives of those whom we serve. And, as Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices celebrates its 100th anniversary and Otterbein St. Marys its 25th anniversary, certainly our dedication today commemorates these hallmarks of our ministry as well as adding another chapter in our history books.” Open to the public in early May, the center’s first two to three weeks of operation will exclusively be reserved for Otterbein residents. Seniors age 60 and above, with a moderately priced YMCA membership are welcome to use the new facility. Construction began Aug. 15. The life enrichment center is an 11,500-foot facility designed to meet the holistic wellness needs of seniors in the Auglaize and Mercer counties’ service area. Marketing Director Rita Hilty said, “The residents at Otterbein are so excited about this new partnership. The thought of aquatic classes, yoga and Zumba classes, and a fitness center right here on our campus is such a boost to everyone.” Amenities include a 30x50 warm water therapy pool, complete with a zero-depth entry ramp that is ADA com-

six years after the Treasury Department essentially closed the charity’s operation by ordering U.S. banks to freeze the group’s assets. It accused the group of funneling money to terrorist-affiliated organizations. The leaders of KindHearts for Charitable Humanitarian Development in Toledo denied being connected to any terrorist group and sued the government after it refused to say why the charity’s money was frozen. The charity said in

January that it had shut down and the settlement says it will remain closed. The deal also calls for all of the charity’s assets to be spent on its debts and as grants for charitable purposes. Once that’s completed, the charity will be removed from the list terrorist organizations. A federal judge sided with the charity in 2009, ruling that the government violated the Constitution because it did not tell the organization why it was freezing its assets or give

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DEAR BRUCE: BRUCE WILLIAMS I am in the process of selling a rental property, and I am told I will have to pay capital gains taxes. Someone told me there are ways around that. Any thoughts? -Reader, via email DEAR READER: I don’t know of any direct method to avoid the taxes. You can, of course, reinvest the money under the like-kind exchange rule and thereby postpone paying the taxes. The operative term here is “postpone.” When that property is sold, the tax man will get his due. Given the information you have provided, I know of no other way for you to avoid the taxes. The best way to find out exactly is to consult an accountant who is familiar with your income, finances, etc. He or she will be able to give you a better picture than I can of how much you will pay, if anything. Be glad you made a profit; it could have been a loss. DEAR BRUCE: I am estranged from my family. I found out that my last living parent, my mother, died. Of course I have not heard a thing from my siblings and would like to know if I was remembered in her will. I probably was not, but still I would like to know. Is it true that I can get a copy of the will as it is public knowledge? I understand it has to have been probated first. -- P.T. in Arizona DEAR P.T.: In most cases, the answer is yes. I am reluctant to say this is true in every instance. Since you are not on good terms with your family members, check with the surrogate in the county where your mother’s will has been probated. Wills are on file for a good many years with the Surrogate Court. Wills, as you know, are public documents, and for a very modest fee, copies can be purchased.

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NEW YORK (AP) — One of the art world’s most recognizable images — Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” — could sell for $80 million or more when it is auctioned at Sotheby’s on Wednesday. The 1895 painting of a man holding his head and screaming under a streaked, blood-red sky has become a modern symbol for human anxiety, popularized in movies and plastered on everything from mugs to Halloween masks to T-shirts. It is one of four versions created by the Norwegian expressionist painter. Three are in Norwegian museums; the one at Sotheby’s is the only one left in private hands. It is being sold by Norwegian businessman Petter Olsen, whose father was a friend and patron of the artist. A price tag of $80 million would be among the highestever for an artwork. The record is $106.5 million for Picasso’s “Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust,” sold in 2010 by Christie’s in New York. Sotheby’s said its pastelon-board version of “The Scream” is the most colorful and vibrant of the four and the only version whose frame was hand-painted by the artist to include his poem, detailing the work’s inspiration. In the poem, Munch described himself “shivering with anxiety” and said he felt “the great scream in nature.” Proceeds from the sale will go for the establishment of a new museum, art center and hotel in Hvitsten, Norway, where Olsen’s father and Munch were neighbors. “I have lived with this work all my life, and its power and energy have only increased with time,” Olsen said in February. “Now, however, I feel the moment has come to offer the rest of the world a chance to own and appreciate this remarkable work.” The director of the National Museum in Oslo, Audun Eckhoff, says Norwegian authorities approved the

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NBC to keep Golden Globes for years, judge rules
By ANTHONY McCARTNEY The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A federal judge ruled Monday that producers of the Golden Globe Awards acted properly when they negotiated a deal keeping the glitzy gala on NBC through 2018. U.S. District Judge A. Howard Matz’s 89-page ruling states that the production company, dick clark productions, has a right to negotiate the deal and work on the show as long as it airs on NBC. That right was a key part of a long-running dispute between the company, known as dcp, and the Globes’ organizers, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The association sued over the broadcast deal in November 2010, but the two sides have worked together on the past two awards shows. The production company has claimed it has a perpetual right to work on the show as long as it airs on NBC, but the association argued that it never agreed to those terms and it was facing the loss of its creation. The Globes have become big business, with Hollywood A-listers appearing each year. The journalists’ group and producer split the multimilliondollar annual profits evenly. There was no immediate comment from the HFPA. Matz has said he doesn’t expect his ruling will end the dispute, but that it will likely lead to an appeal. Matz’s ruling states the dcp only has a right to work with NBC, but that it does not need to receive approval for its broadcast deal directly from the HFPA anymore because of a 1993 amendment to their working relationship. “We are pleased the court affirmed our contract and look forward to working with the HFPA and NBC to nurture and expand the Golden Globes franchise for years to come,” dcp wrote in a statement. The company’s CEO, Mark Shapiro, said he wished Dick Clark, who died April 18, had lived to see the ruling. “My only sadness is that Dick wasn’t here to see the win,” Shapiro said. “This was the brainchild of Dick Clark. It was his idea to do a long-term deal.” The judge stated the unusual agreement came about largely because of HFPA’s own leadership problems. “HFPA suffered from the absence of sound, business-like practices,” Matz wrote. He noted the group’s complicated internal politics and frequent elections, some of which “triggered bitter feelings.” “HFPA members have always been dedicated to the success of the Golden Globes Award Show,” Matz wrote. “But often they succumbed to bouts of pronounced turmoil and personal feuds.” The judge’s ruling came after he heard nine days of testimony earlier this year over the deal negotiated by dcp. Clark sold the last of his interest in the company in 2007, but the dispute focused heavily on events that took place while he still owned it in 1993. The judge had to determine whether a 1993 agreement between the HFPA and dcp gave the production company the right to work

Munch sale since the other versions of the composition are in Norwegian museums. One version is owned by the National Museum and two others by the Munch Museum, also in Oslo. Sotheby’s said a total of eight works have sold for $80 million or more at auction. Only two other works besides Picasso’s “Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust” have sold for more than $100 million at auction. Those are Picasso’s “Boy With a Pipe (The Young Apprentice)” for $104.1 million in 2004 and Alberto Giacometti’s “Walking Man I” for $104.3 million in 2010.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former 1960s teen pop idol Bobby Vee says he’s been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The 69-year-old, born Robert Velline in Fargo, N.D., says on his website that he was diagnosed last year. Vee was catapulted to stardom after the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and JP “Big Bopper” Richardson in a 1959 plane crash en route to Moorhead, Minn. Vee and his friends filled in for the trio at the Moorhead performance and soon after that he recorded his first single, “Suzie Baby,” for Soma Records in Minneapolis. The St. Paul Pioneer Press says Vee’s wife of 48 years, Karen Velline, is also dealing with health issues. She’s on a waiting list for a lung transplant.


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NEW YORK (AP) — The Jessica Simpson baby watch is finally over. Simpson gave birth to a daughter named Maxwell Drew Johnson in Los Angeles on Tuesday, said publicist Lauren Auslander. Maxwell weighed 9 lbs. 13 ounces. Since announcing her pregnancy last Halloween over Twitter, Simpson posed nude for the cover of Elle magazine, shared her cravings like salted cantaloupe and pop tarts and joked about her excess of amniotic fluid on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Maxwell is the first child for 31-year-old Simpson and her 32-year-old fiance Eric Johnson, a former NFL player. The name is a tribute to the couple’s families: Maxwell is Johnson’s middle name and the maiden name of his mother, and Drew is Simpson’s mother’s maiden name. “We are so grateful for all of the love, support and prayers we have received,” Simpson said in a statement on her website. “This has been the greatest experience of our lives!!” Simpson had come in for some ribbing about her seemingly endless pregnancy. She kept up public appearances, including on NBC’s “Fashion Star,” and used Twitter to send pregnancy updates, such as her dream of wearing a leopard caftan in the hospital. Recently even celebrities like Katy Perry and Chelsea Handler posted tweets asking if the singer and fashion designer had given birth yet. “I’m getting frightened,” Handler said. Simpson addressed the rumor mill herself in April, tweeting: “To everyone who keeps congratulating me on the birth of my baby girl ... I’m still pregnant!”
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Herald – 13

Man forgives cheating woman but her parents won’t forgive him

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THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012 A secret hope or desire can be fulfilled in the year ahead by making it your primary objective. Keep it in the front of your mind, regardless of what else you have going on, and you’ll have a good chance of realizing your dream. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Be careful about unthinkingly getting involved in a complicated project before you truly know all the facts. It behooves you to thoroughly check things out. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -If you’re unable to do so yourself, it might be wise to have somebody you trust keep an eye on your spending. This isn’t likely to be one of your better days for managing funds. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- The only way you’re going to be productive is to make a schedule and stick to it. Tasks or projects that you leave until the last minute aren’t likely to get accomplished. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You have great self-discipline when you choose to exercise it, and it behooves you to do so when it comes to certain things you know you should not eat or drink. Don’t overindulge. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Be on your toes when it comes to someone in your social group who is looking for another to pay his or her way. If you’re not careful, she or he is likely to take advantage of your generous nature. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Because you’re usually the one who is a step ahead of everybody else, you might think you can let your guard down. The moment you do, however, someone will shoot out in front of you. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- You’re usually smart enough not to believe everything you hear, but you could easily be snookered based on some very colorful information that is the product of another’s vivid imagination. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23Dec. 21) -- Be mindful of the risks involved if you find yourself tempted to impulsively make a financial investment on something just because it sounds intriguing. Check it out first. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You’ll be much more popular if you take the emphasis off of your own desires and make an effort to go along with what others want. Be a joiner. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Although our hunches can sometimes provide us with things our logic overlooks, don’t think this is the case for you just because you want it to be true. Use common sense. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Think carefully before involving yourself in a joint venture being formed for either a commercial or social purpose. Know what you’re getting yourself into. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- If some kind of an agreement you made hasn’t lived up to what you expected, get in touch with the others involved to see if they feel the same way. Make whatever adjustments you can.
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Dear Annie: Our daughter the house, and washed and is 42 years old and divorced. disinfected everything. I have For the past two years, she talked to the girl’s mother, has been seeing “Matt.” We who claims she’s doing everyaccepted him and welcomed thing possible, but Shawna him at our numerous family says she only vacuums. I told Shawna there will gatherings. Several weeks ago, our be no more visits with this daughter drank too much at girl until her parents figure a party and ended up in bed out how to get rid of the lice. with another man. Needless Isn’t it time for Shawna to to say, Matt became quite find a new best friend? -- At angry. But he went into a My Wits’ End Here Dear Wits’ End: They rampage. He threw bricks through her car windows, can still be best friends over punched her in the eye and the phone and online for showed up at our doorstep the time being. We suspect someone else this to cuss her out. He girl regularly comes also confronted her into contact with is kids. causing repeated We strongly infestations. The advised her to end parents should carethe relationship. fully check every But after Matt person in their home calmed down, he (including themapologized, went selves) and talk to for court-ordered their pediatrician. counseling and now Dear Annie: attends AA. So our Your advice to daughter has started Annie’s Mailbox “Stepped On,” seeing him again. whose volunteer We totally disapprove of this relationship, but organization suffers from a she has asked us to accept rude and abusive supervisor, this guy again and welcome left out an important option. She and her colleagues him to our family gatherings. We don’t want him near us. should document instances of It sounds like Matt is trying unacceptable behavior with to do the right thing, but we details, dates and times, and can’t forget what happened. present the facts in writing We worry about her con- to the board, pointing out stantly when she is with him, how the behavior harms the in case he loses his temper organization by alienating again. How should we handle both volunteers and potential donors, two crucial resources. this? -- Concerned Parents Dear Concerned: You They also should document don’t have to approve of Matt their efforts to get the superin order to have a relation- visor to correct his behavior. ship with your daughter, and They should be willing to it is important that you stay sign their letter and be prein touch with her. It is not pared to leave if no corrective mandatory that you welcome action ensues. -- Don’t Put Matt into your home, but Up with it in Hawaii Annie’s Mailbox is written please arrange to meet your daughter in other locations. by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy If Matt abuses her again, she Sugar, longtime editors of the will need to know you are Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to close by and available. There are men who have, managed, through hard or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, work and counseling, to find c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 healthier ways to handle their 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, anger, and we certainly hope CA 90254. Matt is one of them. Please urge your daughter to contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline for information (, and to give Matt plenty of time to prove himself before she becomes too entangled. Her life may depend on it. Dear Annie: A year ago, my teenage daughter, “Shawna,” had a new friend spend the night. The next day, Shawna discovered her new friend gave her head lice. We treated it and told her friend to do the same. The problem is, this friend keeps giving lice to my daughter. We know it’s her because it only happens when this particular girl spends the night or Shawna goes to her house. In between, there are no outbreaks. My daughter has missed several days of school, and I have bought countless treatments, sprayed







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May Day protests show weak immigration movement
By KATE BRUMBACK and PETER PRENGAMAN Associated Press ATLANTA — While a black preacher told 100 immigration protesters that incarcerated blacks and detained immigrants faced similar challenges, Jesse Morgan stood to one side of the May Day demonstrators, holding a large sign that read “Radical Queers Resist.” Although the rally was geared toward illegal immigrants, the 24-year-old Georgia State sociology major said gays can relate, too, because they often face discrimination. “And besides,” he said, “there are queers who are undocumented.” Over the last several years, May Day rallies in the United States have been dominated by activists pushing for a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million people in the country illegally. But since 2006, when hundreds of thousands took to the streets in cities across America, the rallies have gotten smaller, less focused and increasingly splintered by any number of groups with a cause. In New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., May Day protests were dominated by Occupy Wall Street activists, a sign of how far the immigration has fallen off the radar, unable to compete with the economy. Immigration activists say they are not worried about decreasing numbers at rallies because their focus the last few years has been more on getting eligible immigrants to become U.S. citizens and vote. And yet activists acknowledge the threat to illegal immigrants may be stronger than ever with the U.S. Supreme Court considering Arizona’s tough, controversial crackdown. In 2010, Arizona passed a law that, among other things, required police to ask for immigration papers from anyone they stop or arrest and suspect is in the country illegally. The Obama administration has challenged the law. The court’s ruling could have a far-reach-

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