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Postal Museum to dedicate display to retired RPO clerk
For the men that worked on the rails of the Railway Post Office (RPO), it was a difficult, challenging life. From the mid-1800s until 1975, much of America’s mail was sorted and transported across the tens of thousands of miles of track that criss-crossed this nation. In order to help tell their story and to preserve many of the memories, The Museum of Postal History in Delphos has erected a replica of an RPO compartment, similar to that used on the Akron Canton & Youngstown RR. Delphos was the westbound terminus for this particular RPO run. At 4 p.m. on May 19, this car and the accompanying exhibits will be dedicated to an RPO clerk who travelled the Pittsburgh & Chicago mail run on the Pennsylvania Railroad. Donald Fair retired from the post office in the mid-1980s and has been speaking to groups all his life about the US Railway Mail Service. At almost 85 years young, Fair remembers the many hours he spent learning all the cities in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana and the rail connections for each. “We had to pass strict exams every year with a 98 percent accuracy” Fair said. Fair wanted to have the exhibits dedicated to all of those who served but Museum Curator Gary Levitt had another idea. “Don has donated many of his personal artifacts to the museum and has entertained many visitors with his stories. It was only fitting that we do this in his honor,” Levitt said. Tours of the 6,000-squarefeet of displays will be conducted following the dedication. The Delphos Museum of Postal History is located at 339 N. Main St.

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BY STACY TAFF staff@delphosherald.com

Volunteers keep blood drive flowing
DELPHOS—Having a pint or two of blood drawn from your body can be draining, literally. That’s why there are volunteers milling around, administering refreshments, keeping you informed and generally making the experience easy, if not pleasant. At the Eagles Blood Drive, there’s a sense of purpose and fellowship among the volunteers, who do everything from whip up a variety of sandwiches for donors to making sure you get the right pins to commemorate landmark donations. Pat Weger, volunteer and coordinator of the drive, was recently awarded the Flickinger Leadership Award by the Allen County Chapter of the American Red Cross. She first became involved with the blood drive as a favor to a friend. “Betty Wiesenberg got sick and asked me if I wanted to take over for her. She kept getting sicker so I did a couple of drives,” she said. “When she passed, I took over, on Nov. 9, 2006. I do it because there’s a need for blood. I also get a sense of fulfillment through volunteering and it helps others.” Dorothy Hoffman, a volunteer for more than 10 years, says she also got involved at the invitation of a friend. “A friend asked because they needed help,” she said. “It’s been several years, I got my 10-year pin but it’s been a few years since then. I enjoy doing it for the fellowship I get out of it. It’s a good cause, too, and doing things for others is something that was ingrained in me by mom and dad.” Volunteer Joan Geise has been with the Red Cross for 35 years and knows from experience how crucial blood donation is. “I’ve had a blood transfusion myself, so I know how important it is to have blood available. It’s always a rewarding experience, knowing that you’re helping someone,” she said. “I got started because I was playing bridge with Margie Stallkamp and she mentioned they needed helpers. Back then, we made the bags ourselves and we used to have such beautiful blood drives. We would only do four a year but we’d usually have over 200 people show up.” Raylene Fischer, who started over 10 years ago,

Eagles Blood Drive volunteers Cathy Hammons, left, Elda Calvelage, Pat Weger, Dorothy Hoffman and Raylene Fischer wait for donors at the “canteen.” does her part as a cook in the kitchens. “I’m not really sure how I got involved but I know they needed a cook back then, so I volunteered,” she said. “It’s fun because you’ve got all these people coming in all day and I enjoy talking to them. We’ve also got a really good bunch of people back here in the kitchens and I enjoy working with them.” Fifteen years ago, Cathy Hammons joined the volunteer ranks. She keeps coming back because of the importance of the mission. “A friend suggested I do this after my husband passed away,” she said. “So I did and I’ve come every two months ever since. I keep doing it because this is something everyone needs to be involved in. We need blood.”

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Ohio man’s luck changes with signed Picasso print
COLUMBUS (AP) — An unemployed Ohio man was browsing at his local thrift store for items he could restore and resell when he spotted a Picasso poster with the word “Exposition” written across the front, some French words, and the image of a warped round face. He handed over $14.14 for what he saw as a nice commercial print. Some Internet searches later — and a closer look at markings on the lower right area — and he sold what’s believed to be a signed Picasso print for $7,000 to a private buyer who wants to remain anonymous. “A pretty darn good return,” said Zachary Bodish of Columbus with a chuckle. “Can’t get that at the bank.” The 46-year-old Bodish, who was an event and volunteer coordinator at a museum for six years, originally turned to the Internet and a personal blog to write about his neat find from early March. Bodish had been supplementing his income with buying and reselling restored furniture, and he suddenly realized he may have hit jackpot. “I could tell it was not a

Stadium Club sets workday

The Stadium Club will prepare for more sidewalk installation at Stadium Park on Saturday. Work will begin at 8 a.m. Volunteers are welcome.

Sports
TODAY BASEBALL DIVISION IV At Crestview: Ottoville vs. No. 2 Spencerville, 5 p.m. (winner to Coldwater District Wednesday) Baseball: Lima Senior vs. Elida at Bluffton University, 5 p.m. Softball (5 p.m.): Fort Recovery at Jefferson; Elida at Paulding; Kalida at LCC. Track and Field: WBL meet at Wapak, 4 p.m.; MAC meet at New Bremen, 4:30 p.m. Partly cloudy Saturday with 20 percent chance of showers and high in mid 70s. See page 2.

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Guidance counselor: Family changes spill over into school
BY MIKE FORD mford@delphosherald.com DELPHOS — Having spent 30 years in education, an icon of the city school system will retire when coursework concludes at the end of this month. Elementary and Middle School Guidance Counselor Quincy Kiracofe has served her entire career in the same district she graduated from in 1970. She started working toward her career a little late, working outside of education before college. Kiracofe, 59, spent a year substituting at Franklin Elementary School in 1982 before coming on board fulltime at Jefferson Middle School the following year. She taught seventh- and eighth-grade math and reading for 13 years before taking on fifth-graders at Franklin. During that time, she earned her master’s in education. Later, she received a master’s in counseling to become a guidance counselor. She has been in that position for six years. Kiracofe has seen how fundamental social changes have influenced youth. “The structure of the family has changed. We have more single-parent homes now than we had 30 years ago and we also have more grandparents involved in raising children because both parents have to work,” she said. This presents difficulties children may not have the maturity or life experience to cope with. “There are a lot more challenges kids have to face and don’t know how. These can be simple things like which parent they’re with this weekend or where to go when they get out of school at the end of the day,” she said. Because of family issues, kids may often act out, not knowing they are doing so or why. This is where a guidance counselor like Kiracofe comes in. “Kids need a lot of support these days and that’s why I’m here. They don’t know what’s upsetting them, much of the time, until they start talking. That gets them back to an even-keel,” she said. Kiracofe has watched schools take on an increasingly-supportive role in children’s lives as breakfast has been added to the menu, Meals to Monday programs enacted and the evolving need for emotional guidance from Kiracofe and other counselors. Also, over the years, teaching has changed in multiple ways. Kiracofe said teachers are not able to integrate large projects, such as science fairs, into their classroom strategy because of the government. “We do a lot of data-driven teaching, so when kids don’t grasp concepts, the teacher

Hundreds of students will walk North Pierce Street between Franklin and St. John’s elementaries today during the Mini Relay for Life. Students play games, eat a sack lunch and learn about cancer prevention, such as wearing sunscreen. The annual event brings both schools together to raise money to help find a cure for cancer. Proceeds benefit the Delphos Relay for Life. See more photos in Saturday’s Herald.

modern print,” he said. “So I thought, ‘Well, it’s probably not really a fine Picasso print. What’s the chance of finding that in a thrift store in Columbus, Ohio’?” His online search led him to the print’s history as an exhibition advertisement. And he began to look closely at some very faded red writing on the lower right area, which he originally thought were random pencil marks from the thrift store. “It wasn’t until I realized where the signature would be, and that those little red marks were right where the signature should be, that I got a stronger magnifying glass out and determined that, ‘Holy cow! It’s really a Picasso’,” he explained. Bodish said he consulted with art experts and met with a representative from Christie’s auction house to authenticate the piece. A Christie’s representative confirmed that Bodish met with a specialist, but the auction house said its policy is not to comment on items that aren’t sold through them. In this case, Bodish See PICASSO, page 3

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CDC: Young adults ignoring skin-cancer warnings
ATLANTA (AP) — The warnings about skin cancer from too much sun don’t seem to be getting through. Half of U.S. adults under 30 say they have had a sunburn at least once in the previous year — about the same as a decade ago, according to a government survey released Thursday. In fact, the modest progress reported five years ago has been wiped out. Not only that, but women in their 20s are going to tanning salons almost twice a month on average. “I don’t know that we’re making any headway,” said Dr. Len Lichtenfeld, the American Cancer Society’s deputy chief medical officer. Experts say that even one blistering burn can double the risk of developing melanoma, an often lethal form of skin cancer. The study was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and was based on a 2010 survey of about 5,000 U.S. adults ages 18 to 29. The share of those who said they had a sunburn in the preceding year dropped from about 51 percent in 2000 to 45 percent in 2005, then went back up to 50 percent in 2010. Researchers don’t know for sure why the sunburn rate picked up again, said Dr. Marcus Plescia, director of the CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. The CDC found that more than one-third of those surveyed said they use sunscreen when they are out in the sun — a modest increase from 2005. But some experts said the increasing rate of sunburns suggests many people are not putting on enough sunscreen or are not re-applying it adequately. Also on Thursday, the CDC released a survey on the use of tanning beds, booths or sun lamps, and Lichtenfeld said of the findings: “I am astounded.” While about 6 percent of adults of all ages said they

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Delphos ‘heroin house’ busted
Staff reports DELPHOS — For the ninth time since November, members of the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force executed a search warrant at a house in Delphos suspected of being used for drug trafficking. On Thursday around 1:53 p.m., task force agents and members of the Allen County Sheriff’s Office Swat Team searched the home at 209 E. Fourth St. in Delphos. Tips to law enforcement over the past few months had claimed the house was a “heroin house.” No one was found inside the residence during the search, but police have identified a 20-year-old male suspect who lives in that house. He is facing numerous felony drug-related charges as a result of the investigation. His name was withheld by police until he is formally charged. Inside the house, task force members found small quantities of suspected heroin and suspected marijuana, an unidentified pharmaceutical substance and another unidentified powdery substance, numerous hypodermic syringes and many pieces of suspected drug paraphernalia. Those items were all seized and held as evidence in the case. Police do not suspect that other family members living in this house were involved in any illegal activity or were even aware of the male suspect’s activity. Delphos Police Chief Kyle Fittro stated that even though no suspect has yet been

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had done indoor tanning in the previous year, the rates were much, much higher among young white women: about 32 percent among those ages 18 to 21. Also, women in their 20s said they tanned indoors more than 20 times in the previous year, on average. A similar survey in 2005 found about 27 percent of young women said they had done indoor tanning. Several experts said there is no longer significant scientific debate that indoor tanning causes cancer. In 2009, tanning devices were classified as carcinogenic by the World Health Organization, which analyzed 20 studies and found the risk of melanoma rose 75 percent in people who started indoor tanning before age 30. “It’s not a question of whether tanning beds cause cancer anymore. We’ve been able to prove that,” said Dr. Jerry Brewer, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist and researcher.

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Money, wallet Man faces domestic missing from unlocked vehicle violence charge
At 12:41 p.m. on Wednesday, Delphos Police were called to the 500 block of West First Street in reference to a theft from a motor vehicle complaint. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim stated someone entered their unlocked motor vehicle and had taken money and the victim’s wallet from inside.

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arrested, that does not mean he has gotten away with the crimes. “This is due to complexities within the justice system. Formal charges are forthcoming when appropriate,” he stressed. The West Central Ohio Crime Task Force is comprised of officers from the Allen County Sheriff’s Office, Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office, Lima Police Department, Shawnee Township Police Department, Delphos Police Department and multiple state and federal agencies. This task force operates within a multi-county area to combat drugs and major crimes.

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At 1:38 a.m. on Wednesday, Delphos Police were called to the 200 block of Holland Avenue in reference to a domestic violence complaint. Upon officers’ arrival, they met with the victim who stated a family or household member had physically assaulted them. The victim stated that no charges were wished to be pursued in the matter, however, officers investigating the complaint found enough probable cause to arrest Anthony Emerick, 32, of Delphos on charges of domestic violence. Emerick was transported to the Allen County Jail and will appear in Lima Municipal Court on the charge.

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At 2:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Delphos Police were called to the 1100 block of William Avenue in reference to a theft complaint. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim stated someone had forcibly gained entry into a locked tool box cabinet attached to a vehicle and had taken tools from inside.

At 11:19 a.m. on Monday, Delphos Police were called to the 600 block of South Washington Street in reference to a criminal damaging complaint at a residence in that area. Upon officers’ arrival, they met with the victim who stated someone had caused damage to the victim’s vehicle by cutting a tire on it.

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Billy O. “Bill” Eley, 85, of Haines City, Fla., and formerly of Spencerville, died at 3:14 a.m. Thursday at the Winterhaven Hospital in Florida after a 6-year kidney ailment. He was born July 26, 1926, in Lima to Edgar and Naomi (Hasting) Eley. On June 28, 1952, he married Phyllis Ann Faurot, who survives in Florida. Other survivors include daughter Kayleen (Bev) Vance of Columbus and formerly of Wapak; granddaughter Laura Ann (Robert) Standish of Harrison, Tenn.; grandson Kevin Allen Vance of Columbus; great-grandson Conner Standish; sisters Betty (Andy) Kiser of Estero, Fla., and Mary (Bob) Henne of Fort Myers, Fla.; and sisterin-law Grace Faurot of New Knoxville. Mr. Eley had lived in Lima, Cridersville and Spencerville before moving to Florida in 2000. After graduating from Cridersville High School in 1944, he served in the United States Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, he enrolled in the Cleveland College of Mortuary Science and did his apprenticeship under Walter E. Bayliff at the Bayliff Funeral Home in Cridersville. He was a licensed funeral director and embalmer for more than 60 years, received a 50 year commendation from the Ohio Funeral Directors Association in 2000, worked at Ohio Decorative Products and Flexible Foam Products in Spencerville for 36 years and after his retirement, worked at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral home for 13 more years before moving to Florida and worked at Universal Studios Orlando Resort for five years. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Spencerville, a 60-year member and past master of Acadia Lodge 306, F&AM, 60-year member and past high priest of Spencerville chapter 169 RAM, of which he was secretary for several years and received the distinguished service award from the grand chapter of RAM of Ohio, Delphos Council 72 of R&SM, Ivanhoe Commandary 54 KT of Van Wert and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Toledo 50 year member in 2005. Services begin at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, the Rev. Jan Johnson officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Maplewood Cemetery, east of Spencerville. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, when Masonic rites will be conducted and the funeral will follow. Veterans rites will also be conducted at Corn: the funeral home. Wheat: Memorials are to the Beans: Acadia Lodge or Trinity Church memorial funds.

April 23, 1959-May 9, 2012 Cynthia S. “Cindy” Warnecke, 53, of Knox, Ind., formerly of Spencerville, died at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, following a battle with leukemia since October 2011. She was born April 23, 1959, in Lima to Hubert “Herb” and Janice (Burnfield) Warnecke. Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in Spencerville. Survivors also include brother Kevin L. (Jane Hammon) Warnecke of Spencerville; nieces Amanda Warnecke, Kelee (Bruce) Clayton and Kaytlynn Warnecke of Spencerville; stepdaughters Anna Marie McCann and Betsy (Trey) Demarest of Reno, Nev.; grandmother Ruth LutterbeckBurnfield of Spencerville; aunt Karen Workman of Van Wert; uncles Roger Burnfield of Van Wert, Elmer Dickman and Richard Warnecke of Delphos, Donald (Marge) Warnecke of Fort Jennings, Brother Dominic Warnecke, OSB of St. Meinrad, Ind., and Michael Warnecke of Burbank, Calif.; and her special pup, Molly. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, J. Frederick Burnfield and Edward and Leona Gable Warnecke; and aunts Beatrice Dickman and Norma Warnecke. Miss Warnecke had been an analyst at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and later as a customer service representative at Fifth Third Bank and the First Farmers Bank in Knox, Ind. She had been a substitute teacher in Knox Schools, where she coached volleyball and track. She was a 1978 graduate of Spencerville High School and attended Columbus Technical College through 1980. She was a member of Spencerville United Church of Christ. She enjoyed golfing, gardening and being at Bass Lake, Ind., and fundraising for its volunteer fire department and showing canned goods at the Stark County Fair in Indiana. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Spencerville United Church of Christ, the Rev. Vince Lavieri officiating. Burial will be in Spencerville Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Indiana University Morrow Transplant Clinic; Attention: Angie Harrison, 550 N. University Blvd. #5630, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

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This means multi-sensory learning takes a back seat and can only be employed if a student needs another angle taken when going over subject matter a second time. She also says technology has changed education. Not only are kids using iPods and iPads in the classroom but the degree of gadget and video game-use has presented some challenges, as well. “Kids have it in school and they have it at home. I don’t know many kids who don’t have a cell phone and don’t pull it out at the end of the day and start texting,” she said. “They’re constantly entertained and this makes teaching a little challenging because they have shorter attention spans.” Kiracofe said as kids get older, there are behavioral issues brought on by social networking. Cyberbullying is an issue the Delphos Herald has addressed in multiple stories. Her husband, Bob, retired from Delphos City Schools a few years ago, only to be drawn out of retirement by the Elida Local Schools. He has taught physical education to kindergartners in Gomer and served as their principal but is retiring again this year. The couple have two daughters; one in Bluffton and the other in Columbus. Four of their five grandchildren are in the state’s capitol city, so the pair plan to move to Greater Columbus. “Bob and I are not the type of people to sit around; we go to our daughter’s church when we’re down there. So, we will volunteer there or at whichever church we end up in. We will keep active but have a lot of flexibility and that’s what we’ll enjoy the most,” she concluded. (Continued from page 1)

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decided to sell the print privately in April. Lisa Florman, an associate history professor at Ohio State University, has written several essays and a book on Picasso. She said the print is a linocut, meaning it’s a design carved out and pressed with ink onto paper. She examined the print only through photos, but she said it’s very unlikely the piece is forged because the piece would sell for so low in the grand scheme of major art fraud. She said she’s examined many forged Picasso signatures in the past, but felt confident about Bodish’s print. Florman said Picasso designed the print to advertise a 1958 Easter exhibition of his ceramic work in Vallauris, France. She said the artist did these prints for several years, and it’s hard to tell how many are around today. There were 100 prints made for the ceramics exhibition, and Picasso signed them all. But Florman said Bodish’s print, which is marked as No. 6, is valuable for being in the artist’s proof range. That means it’s possibly one of only a handful he personally reviewed before they were mass produced.

The Vantage Career Center FFA chapter held its annual Awards and Recognition Banquet on April 25 in the Vantage Commons Area, the first one under the direction of their new teacher Mike Miller. Guest speaker for the evening was Vantage Director Bob Vennekotter, who spoke about the renovation and expansion project. The chapter honored Vennekotter and Sherryl Proctor, Vantage math teacher, with FFA Honorary Degrees for their involvement with the Vantage FFA Chapter. Awards were presented to FFA members throughout the evening. Senior Jake Frank (Lincolnview) and junior Nick Dealey (Crestview) were presented with “Quiet Leader” awards for setting an example to others by their actions. The “110%” award was given to senior Andre Greutman (Wayne Trace) and junior Aaron Carpenter

Van Wert City Run announced
The Van Wert Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and their partners, the Van Wert City Parks Department and the Van Wert Area YMCA, are excited to announce plans for the 5th annual Van Wert City Run to be held on June 2 at Smiley Park. The 5K Run will start at 8 a.m. and runners will follow a course laid out through the neighborhood surrounding Smiley Park. This year runners will be provided with electronic shoe tabs for precise timing. Awards will be presented to the top three runners in each age group (14 and under, 15 – 19, 20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 55 – 59, and 60 and over). Unique awards will be given to the top three male and top three female finishers. Advanced registration is taking place now through May 18. Advanced registration is $20 and will include a sport towel. Same day registration fee is $25. Some sport towels and tech shirts will be available for sale the day of the run.

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“Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.” — Irving Berlin, American songwriter (born this date in 1888, died 1989)

Obama: Mitt Romney is ‘backwards on equality’
By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press LOS ANGELES — President Barack Obama wasted little time casting his historic embrace of samesex marriage as a political wedge issue Thursday, telling a Hollywood fundraising crowd that it shows how his vision of the country differs from Republicans. Speaking at a dinner at the home of George Clooney, Obama raised the issue gay marriage obliquely, saying simply to enthusiastic applause: “Obviously, yesterday we made some news.” “It was a logical extension of what America is supposed to be,” he said. “It grew directly out of this difference in visions: Are we a country that includes everybody and give everybody a shot and treats everybody fairly?” Obama’s remarks came at the end of a day when his campaign seemed eager to transform his support of gay marriage into donor enthusiasm and grass-roots vigor. In a web video, the campaign portrayed Republican rival Mitt Romney as “backwards on equality.” The Clooney fundraiser in Los Angeles’ Studio City area was in the heart of celebrity gay marriage activism. By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press White House spokesman Jay Carney brushed aside questions about the timing of the attack on Romney, saying that Obama and Romney had differed on issues of gay rights even before the president declared his support for same-sex marriage. “Gov. Romney is for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would enshrine discrimination into our founding legal document,” Carney said. “The president thinks that’s wrong. So their positions were starkly different before yesterday.” In Seattle, where he was attending two fundraisers, Obama witnessed the support first hand as his motorcade passed a woman holding an infant and a sign said: “Thank you! Mr. President for standing up for my mommys!” He drew big cheers from supporters at Seattle’s historic Paramount Theater when he said his vision for a better America applies to everyone, “no matter what you look like, no matter what your last name, no matter who you love.” Without referring directly to marriage, Obama expanded on the theme of same-sex equality. “We are moving forward to a country where every American is treated with dignity and with respect and here

One Year Ago • The Delphos Catholic Ladies of Columbia Council 707 honored its Poetry and Essay Contest winners Tuesday. WASHINGTON (AP) — They included Betty Vorst, Jared Wurst, Robby Saine, Kelsi Americans are growing more Gillespie, Kestley Hulihan, Lauren Utrup, Samantha Stose, pessimistic about the econoand Tyler Conley. my and handling it remains President Barack Obama’s 25 Years Ago — 1987 weak spot and biggest chal• The annual Ottoville Library benefit card party was lenge in his bid for a secheld recently in the school cafeteria, with over 100 persons ond term, according to a new attending. Members of the Altar Rosary Society recently held Associated Press-GfK poll. their mother-daughter banquet in the parish hall dining room. And the gloomier outlook Following the meal, the Rev. Sylvan Obergefell presided extends across party lines, over the installation of officers. Those installed were Marilyn including a steep decline in the Calvelage, president; Sister Barbara Jean, vice president; Judy share of Democrats who call Heitmeyer, secretary and Dorothy Flores, treasurer. the economy “good,” down • First place winners in the Delphos Jaycees tri-skills from 48 percent in February to basketball competition held Saturday at the Jefferson middle just 31 percent now. School playground were James Smith, Matt Brickner, Todd Almost two-thirds of Elwer, Brian Miller and Greg Knippen. Americans — 65 percent — • St. John’s rallied for six runs in the top of the seventh disapprove of Obama’s haninning to knock off No. 2 seed Miller City 9-6 Saturday in the dling of gas prices, up from Class A Elida sectional. Duane Wieging was the hitting star for 58 percent in February. Nearly St. John’s. He was 2-for-4 with a home run and double, scored half, 44 percent, “strongly distwice and had two RBIs. Mark Moscinski was 2-for-3 with a approve.” And just 30 percent double, two runs scored and two RBIs and Randy Mueller was said they approve, down from 2-for-3 with two runs scored. 39 percent in February. These findings come 50 Years Ago — 1962 despite a steady decline in gas • James Polen will deliver the valedictory address for this prices in recent weeks after a year’s senior class at Elida High School and Dorothy Raschke surge earlier in the year. The will be the salutatorian, according to Roland Swank, executive national average for a gallon head of the school Elida’s baccalaureate services are scheduled of gasoline stood at $3.75, for May 20 and the commencement exercises for May 23. down from a 2012 peak of • Charlene Wannemacher and Larry Weber, juniors at $3.94 on April 1. Ottoville High School, have received notice that they have U.S. presidents have limbeen selected as participants in the 4th annual High School ited ability to affect gas prices, Science Institute in biology and mathematics, for advance which are determined in intercredit, to be held this summer at universities throughout the national markets. However, country. the party out of power always • Fred Dray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Dray, is one of blames whoever is president 30 players retained on the Ohio State freshman baseball squad, at the time for high gas prices, according to an announcement from Floyd Stahl, freshman as Republican Mitt Romney is coach. Dray is one of nine pitchers kept on the squad after it doing now and as Democrat was cut. Dray is a 1961 graduate of Delphos Jefferson High Obama did in 2008 when School and is taking a pre-engineering course at Ohio State. George W. Bush sat in the Oval Office. 75 Years Ago — 1937 Of all the issues covered by • E. E. Sheeter has taken over the Delphos Garage which the poll, Obama’s ratings on he purchased a short time back from Charles Rahrig. He plans gas prices were his worst. to conduct the garage as it has been operated in the past on a The public’s views tilt 24-hour basis. Sheeter will continue his used car and auto parts negative on his handling of business at the corner building as in the past. He is planning the overall economy, 52 perto make a number of improvements to the garage building and cent disapprove while 46 perwill soon tear away the old residence property fronting on First cent approve. In February, Street. Americans were about evenly • A group of young ladies at Fort Jennings Lutheran Church divided on his handling of the have formed a new organization to be known as the “Altar issue. Guild.” The society will do missionary work. Officers were The economy is the No. 1 elected as follows: President, Margaret Raabe; vice president, issue in the presidential race, Ruth Shroyer; secretary, Hazel Adams; treasurer, Suzanne thanks to the deepest economPlasic. ic downturn since the Great • Esther Lelich, of this city, a graduate of Wittenberg Depression and one of the College, Springfield, is general chairman of arrangements shallowest-ever recoveries. for the dinner to be served at the Shawnee Country Club this While the recession offievening under the sponsorship of the Wittenberg Alumni cially ended in summer 2009, Association. The guests of honor will be prospective students unemployment remains stubof the high school graduating classes from Delphos, Limna, bornly high, at 8.1 percent Findlay, Fostoria, Fremont and Spencerville. in April. Some 12.5 million Americans are out of work. The increasing skepticism toward the recovery tracks a weakening overall economy as measured by the gross domestic product, and matches economic growth downgrades by many economic forecasters. Against this background, the weak economy looms as a huge liability for Obama, and any drop in public confidence in his ability to deal with it can threaten his re-election prospects. Although Obama held broad advantages over Romney on handling social issues and protecting the country, when it came to the economy about the same percentage said they trust Romney to handle it as trust Obama. The poll shows that optimism on an economic recovery earlier this year has all but stalled. The share of Americans describing the economy as “good” dropped 10 points since February, to 20 percent. Two-thirds see the economy as “poor” and about one in seven say it’s somewhere in between. And just 22 percent say the economy got better in the past month, down from 28 percent saying so in February.

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Poll: Americans are pessimistic about economy

House OKs social programs cuts to aid Pentagon
WASHINGTON — The GOP-controlled House Thursday passed legislation to replace a looming 10 percent cut to the military budget with cuts to domestic programs like food stamps and health care. The partisan 218-199 vote sends the measure to the Senate, where it’s a dead letter with Democratic leaders, who insist on keeping the automatic cuts in place until Republicans agree to a mixture of tax increases and spending cuts to address the nation’s deficit woes. The automatic spending cuts, totaling $110 billion next year, are punishment for the failure of last year’s deficitreduction “supercommittee” to strike a deal. Lawmakers in both parties want to avoid the automatic cuts, but Democrats are strongly opposed to the GOP approach, which slices more than $300 billion from domestic programs over the coming decade to prevent the Pentagon from absorbing a $55 billion blow to its budget next year and hits domestic agencies with an 8 percent cut to their day-to-day operating budgets. Defense hawks warn the Pentagon cuts would mean reduced troop levels, military By PAULINE JELINEK and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press base closings and a significantly smaller Navy and Air Force. The replacement cuts include blocking illegal immigrants from claiming refundable child tax credits and cutting almost 2 million people off of food stamps. “Today we are having a debate over whether to eliminate wasteful, duplicative spending and unnecessary, flawed federal programs” or to let automatic cuts “disarm our military, disrupt their operational capabilities, and shrink America’s fighting force,” said Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga. “Do we really want to have the men and women of our military pay the price for Washington’s fiscal irresponsibility?” The automatic cuts would strike domestic benefit programs as well, including a 2 percentage point cut from Medicare payments to health care providers and a $16 billion cut in farm subsidies over a decade. The GOP measure would leave those cuts in place. The butter-for-guns swap faces a veto threat from the White House and rejection by Democrats who control the Senate, who argue the GOP measure unfairly hits the middle class and the poor. Democrats are making it plain ernment civilians on subjects related to planning and executing war. Dooley also presumed, for the purposes of his theoretical war plan, that the Geneva Conventions that set standards of armed conflict, are “no longer relevant.” He adds: “This would leave open the option once again of taking war to a civilian population wherever necessary (the historical precedents of Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki being applicable...).” His war plan suggests possible outcomes such as “Saudi Arabia threatened with starvation ... Islam reduced to cult status,” and the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia “destroyed.” A copy of the presentation was obtained and posted online by Wired.com’s Danger Room blog. The college didn’t respond to The Associated Press’ requests for copies of the documents, but a Pentagon spokesman authenticated the documents. Dooley still works for the college, but is no longer teaching, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said. Dooley refused to comment to the AP, saying “Can’t talk to you, sir,” and hanging up when reached by telephone at his office Thursday. In what he called a model

in Washington you’ll have the chance to make your voice heard on the issue of making sure that everybody, regardless of sexual orientation, is treated fairly,” Obama said. “You’ll have a chance to weigh in on this. We are a nation that treats people fairly.” Washington state has passed a law approving samesex marriage, but opponents are gathering signatures for a ballot initiative to overturn the law and declare marriage as union of man and woman. Outside the Paramount, 44-year-old Teri McClain was holding a double-sided sign expressing gratitude to the president for “evolving on same-sex marriage.” “He’s looking out for the good of the people, and this is what the people want,” McClain said. Though the timing of his announcement was not of his choosing, the campaign was not shying away from the issue even though aides conceded it held some political risk for the president. Just hours after Obama voiced his support for gay marriage in an ABC interview, the campaign emailed a clip of the interview and a personal statement from the president to its vast list of supporters, drawing attention to his stance

Military, FBI courses cut for critical view on Islam
WASHINGTON — A course for U.S. military officers has been teaching that America’s enemy is Islam in general, not just terrorists, and suggested that the country might ultimately have to obliterate the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina without regard for civilian deaths, following World War II precedents of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima or the allied firebombing of Dresden. The Pentagon suspended the course in late April when a student objected to the material. The FBI also changed some agent training last year after discovering that it, too, was critical of Islam. The teaching in the military course was counter to repeated assertions by U.S. officials over the last decade that the U.S. is at war against Islamic extremists — not the religion. “They hate everything you stand for and will never coexist with you, unless you submit,” the instructor, Army. Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley, said in a presentation last July for the course at Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Va. The college, for professional military members, teaches midlevel officers and gov-

they expect any effort to turn off automatic spending cuts to include additional taxes on the wealthy and corporations. The resulting deadlock is highly unlikely to be resolved before Election Day. The measure includes changes to the food stamp program through tighter enforcement of eligibility rules and would cut back a 2009 benefit increase, costing a family of four $57 a month. Federal workers would have to contribute 5 percent more of their pay toward pension plans that are more generous than most private sector workers receive. Fully 25 percent of the cuts come from programs that benefit the poor, while cuts to President Barack Obama’s health care plan also affect those with modest incomes, prevention funding, and efforts by states to set up insurance exchanges. A cut to the Social Services Block Grants, which Republicans say duplicates other programs, would hit programs like Meals on Wheels for the elderly, child care and child abuse prevention. Another provision opposed by most Democrats would deny illegal immigrants tax refunds from the $1,000-per-child tax credit — even though most of the children in question are U.S. citizens. for a campaign to force a transformation of Islam, Dooley called for “a direct ideological and philosophical confrontation with Islam,” with the presumption that Islam is an ideology rather than just a religion. He further asserted that Islam has already declared war on the West, and the U.S. specifically. “It is therefore illogical” to continue with the current U.S. strategy — which Dooley said presumes there is a way of finding common ground with Islamic religious leaders — without “waging near ‘total war,”’ he wrote. The course on Islam was an elective taught since 2004 and not part of the required core curriculum. It was offered five times a year, with about 20 students each time, meaning roughly 800 students have taken the course over the years. Though Dooley has been teaching at the college since August 2010, it was unclear when he took on that particular class, called “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism.” The joint staff suspended the course after it had received a student complaint, and within days Dempsey ordered all service branches to review their training to ensure other courses don’t use anti-Islamic material.

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TODAY 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 8:30-11:30 a.m. — St. John’s High School recycle, 600 block of East Second Street. 9 a.m. - noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. Cloverdale recycle at village park. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre.

St. John’s Elementary class 1-A

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St. Johns 1A class include, front from left, Camden Teman, Victoria Beair and Landen Grothaus; center, Nathan Ditto, Kaili Gillespie, Riley Taylor, Tyler Herron, Nolan Schwinnen and Morgan Tyson; and back, Jack Gerker, Clayton Paddubny, Mia Conley, Lillyan Vonderwell, Kyle German and Jacob Sterling. Maya Ostendorf was absent.

The following local seniors and graduate are listed for Winter Quarter degrees at The Ohio State University: Elida Kyle Joseph Harmon, bachelor of science in civil engineering (cum laude) Kourtnye R. Maez, associate of arts SUNDAY Kristen Renee Werff, bachelor of science 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, Delphos 241 N. Main St., is open. Kazzien Wilusz Bryan, bachelor of science 1-4 p.m. — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main in business administration Audra Kay Gunter, bachelor of science in St. Kalida. business administration (cum laude) MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 6 p.m. — Middle Point Village Council meets 7-9 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Annex Museum, 241 N. Main St., will be open. 7 p.m. — Marion Township trustees at township house. Middle Point council meets at town hall. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos Happy Birthday American Legion Auxiliary meets at the post at 415 N. State St. May 12 8 p.m. — Delphos City Laura German Schools Board of Education Daniel Lehmkuhle meets at the administration Johnny Wheeler office. Elaine Abram Delphos Knights of Columbus meet at the K of Shop Herald C hall.

OSU names Winter graduates

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Andrew Joseph Hoehn, bachelor of science in construction systems management (cum laude) David Christopher Stemen, bachelor of science in nursing Cloverdale Kelli Michelle Prowant, bachelor of science in agriculture Fort Jennings Amanda Jane Verhoff, bachelor of science in civil engineering (cum laude) Spencerville Mike L. Pepple, bachelor of science in human ecology

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Cavaliers run-rule Wildcats in tournament baseball
By JIM METCALFE jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com SHAWNEE — The Coldwater baseball crew has been known for its ability to hit the ball for a long time in its very successful hardball tradition. The Jefferson team found out the hard way on a gorgeous Thursday afternoon at Shawnee Field as the Cavaliers compiled 11 hits — as well as six stolen bases — in ousting the Wildcats 10-0 in five innings in the Division III sectional final. “We knew we had to play the perfect game to have a chance. Coldwater hit the ball well and when they didn’t, they hit bloopers. It still counts,” Jefferson coach Doug Geary said. “We got better at the plate but it’s hard to manufacture runs when you fall behind like we did today, especially with the wind blowing in from center.” The Wildcats (10-14) got a leadoff hit in the top of the first by sophomore Austin Jettinghoff against Coldwater ace Eric Schmackers (4-4; 5 innings, 1 hit, 1 walk, 5 Ks; 53 pitches, 34 strikes) but that was their only hit for the contest. He did get to second on a 2-out wild pitch but was left there as Schmackers retired the next three batters. That started a string of 13 straight batters he set down in shutting down the Jefferson attack. The Cavaliers (17-8) replied with three in the home half against Jefferson senior starter Curtis Miller (1-2; 3

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Seth Wollenhaupt. Senior Justin Rode walked but he was erased as Schleeter’s ground ball up the gut was fielded by shortstop Muhlenkamp to start an inning-ending double play. Coldwater put it away with three in the fifth: three walks and two hits. Otten delivered a 2-run single to make it 9-0 and then Heyne ended the game with two outs with a sharp grounder into left for the 10th run. Coldwater will play Crestview on Saturday for its next game and advances to Thursday’s district matchup at Elida versus Patrick Henry. Jefferson ended its season.
JEFFERSON (0) ab-r-h-rbi Austin Jettinghoff ss 2-0-1-0, Ross Thompson 3b 2-0-0-0, Curtis Miller p/1b 2-0-0-0, Zach Kimmett dh 2-0-0-0, Mike Joseph cf 0-0-0-0, Drew Kortokrax lf 2-0-0-0, Seth Wollenhaupt 1b/rf 2-0-0-0, Justin Rode c 1-0-0-0, Kyle Anspach rf 1-0-0-0, Jeff Schleeter p 1-0-0-0, Tyler Wrasman 2b 1-0-0-0. Totals 16-0-1-0. COLDWATER (10) ab-r-h-rbi Randal Muhlenkamp ss 2-1-1-1, Vinny Droesch pr 0-1-0-0, Drew Otten 2b 3-2-2-3, Adam Klosterman pr 0-0-0-0, Matt Heyne 1b 3-1-2-1, Drew Klosterman dh 2-1-2-3, Grant Muhlenkamp lf/pr 1-1-0-0, Alex Stammen c 3-0-1-1, Matt Selhorst 3b 2-0-1-1, Christian Schramm ph 0-0-0-0, Eric Schmackers p 2-1-10, Brandon Hoyng pr 0-0-0-0, Jordan Klosterman rf 3-1-1-0, Mitch Schoenherr cf 1-0-0-0, Matt Kramer ph 1-1-0-0. Totals 23-10-11-10. Jefferson 000 00- 0 10 Coldwater 3 4 0 0 3 - 10 11 1 Two outs in fifth when game-ending run scored E: R. Muhlenkamp; LOB: Jefferson 2, Coldwater 6; DP: Coldwater 1; 2B: R. Muhlenkamp, D. Klosterman, Schmackers; SB: R. Muhlenkamp, Otten, Heyne, G. Muhlenkamp, Hoyng, J. Klosterman; POB: Heyne (by Schleeter); Sac: Schoenherr. IP H R ER BB SO JEFFERSON Miller (L, 1-2) 3.0 9 7 7 1 3 Schleeter 1.1 2 3 3 4 0 COLDWATER Schmackers(W, 4-4) 5.0 1 0 0 1 5 HBP: Otten (by Miller); PB: Rode; Balk: Miller.

Miller City gets revenge on Kalida in sectional baseball
By DAVE BONINSEGNA The Delphos Herald zsportslive@yahoo.com Miller City took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third when Cody Gable led off with a single, followed by a Hermiller base hit. Gable scored on a Ross Kaufman single. Jared Kern provided the third consecutive base knock in the frame, scoring Hermiller to give the Miller City ’Cats a 2-0 lead. However, Kalida answered in the bottom of the third by plating two runs on two hits. Jordan Ellerbrock reached on an error and later scored on a Utendorf sacrifice fly. Nathan Jorrey singled in between and scored on a wild pitch to tie the game a 2-2. It appeared the game would stay that way as in the fifth, Utendorf retired Brent Niese on strikes, then walked Hermiller on a 3-2 pitch but came back to strike out Kaufman. Kern then smacked a triple to right, scoring Hermiller to give Miller City a 3-2 lead. Then the floodgates opened as Chandler Schafer and Jared Fuka followed with back-toback singles, making it a 5-2 contest. Hermiller continued to be solid on the mound in the final two frames, including a remarkable play in the fifth. After Jorrey doubled, Neil Recker hit a shot right back at the Miller City pitcher; he gloved the ball and quickly threw to second for the double play, catching Jorrey in a 1-6 twin-killing. Jordan Laudick came on in the sixth for Kalida and had an impressive outing of his own, giving up a lone hit to Niese and retiring the other seven batters he faced. Kern played a solid game behind the plate for Miller City and provided a 2-for-4 hitting performance with two runs batted in. “Kalida is an outstanding team. We struggled with Paul (Utendorf) the first time we saw him this year and we’ve really struggled with him throughout the last few years when we’ve seen him,” Miller City coach Dusty Pester stated. “(Today) we really concentrated on having a better approach and trying to hit the ball the other way. Some of the guys did and it paid off. He’s still an outstanding pitcher and he mixes his speeds so well but we just got him a little bit today and we’re thankful for that.” The Kalida Wildcats end The Associated Press

In the 5th inning Thursday night, with 2 on and one out, Jefferson sophomore third baseman Ross Thompson gets ready to field a grounder. However, Coldwater had all the goods as they run-ruled the Wildcats 10-0 and eliminated them from the Division III sectional baseball tournament at Shawnee Field. IPs, 9 hits, 7 earned runs, 1 The Cavaliers made it 7-0 walk, 3 Ks), compiling three in the home second, putting hits and a hit batter to do the together five hits to do so. damage. Drew Klosterman Randal Muhlenkamp had a put in a 2-run double to the run-scoring double and Drew right-field corner for the big Otten, Klosterman and Alex blow and Matt Selhorst added Stammen had run-producing a run-scoring bloop down the singles to move the score to right-field line to bring in the that 7-run advantage. third tally. The Cavaliers left a pair of “We came out aggressive, runners on in the third. both at the plate and pitching. In the fourth, Jefferson That set the tone,” Coldwater senior reliever Jeff Schleeter coach Brian Harlamert said. gave up a leadoff walk to “We were aggressive early Mitch Heyne but an out later, in the count and got the hits, picked him off base to keep it then used our aggression on a 7-run deficit. the bases. Eric is our ace and The Wildcats wasted a he got ahead of the hitters all 1-out 2-base throwing error game long.” on a grounder hit by junior

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St. John’s senior Cody Kundert uncorks a pitch versus Parkway Thursday night in Rockford. He threw his third no-hitter of 2012 in the Blue Jays’ 5-0 triumph to stay in the MAC race.

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COLUMBUS GROVE — The first time the Kalida Wildcats and Miller City Wildcats met in the baseball season, the Putnam County League co-champion Kalida ’Cats came away with an impressive 9-0 victory. However, in Thursday’s Division IV sectional final at Columbus Grove, it was Miller City that turned the tables and defeated their PCL rivals 5-2 to advance to district play. Miller City (14-10) will face St. John’s (18-5) in a district semifinal 2 p.m. Wednesday at Elida. Brent Hermiller had an impressive performance on the mound for Miller City, pitching a complete game, giving up six hits and two runs, while striking out four and walking only one. Hermiller also went 1-for3 at the plate, scoring two runs. Kalida southpaw ace pitcher Paul Utendorf went five innings, giving up five runs but striking out seven.

their season with a record of 13-7 and despite being knocked out of the tournament, still have the PCL championship to add to the trophy case. Long-time Kalida coach Jim McBride praised Pester’s ball club on how it overcame a slow start to its season. “I wish Dusty (Pester) and the kids well. I think they were 1-6 at one time,” McBride added. “And since then, they have put together 13, 14 wins and three or four losses. So, they obviously found something that we didn’t see earlier in the year when we played them. So that’s a credit to them.”
MILLER CITY ab-r-h-rbi Niese lf 4-0-2-0, Hermiller p 3-1-10, Kaufman rf 4-0-1-1, Kern c 4-1-2-2, Schafer 1b 4-1-1-1, Fuka 3b 3-0-2-0, Riepenhoff dh 3-0-0-0, Drummelsmith ss 3-0-0-0, Gable c 3-1-1-0. Totals 27-5-10-4. KALIDA ab-r-h-rbi Recker c 3-0-1-0, Utendorf p 2-01-1, Guisinger lf 2-0-1-0, Unverferth 2b 3-0-0-0, Heitmeyer 3b 3-0-1-0, Schroeder dh 3-0-0-0, Ellerbrock 1b 3-1-0-0, Kortokrax ss 3-0-0-0, Jorrey rf 2-1-2-0. Totals 26-2-6-1. Score by Innings: Mil. City 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 - 5 10 1 Kalida 002 000 0-2 61 Pitching IP H R ER BB SO MILLER CITY Hermiller (W, 5-3) 7.0 6 2 1 1 4 KALIDA Utendorf (L, 6-1) 5.0 9 5 5 0 7 Laudick 2.0 1 0 0 0 1

Cardinals score 8 in 4th, rout Bearcats NEW BREMEN — The Spencerville varsity baseball Team lost to New Bremen 13-5 in non-league regular-season action Thursday at Cardinal Field. Jared Rex went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs score. Matt Youngpeter went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run, while Joel Shimp also went 2-for-4. The Bearcats (15-10) plays 5 p.m. tonight versus Ottoville at Crestview in the Division IV sectional finals, with the winner advancing to Districts.
Spencerville 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 - 5 8 3 New Bremen 0 4 0 8 1 0 x - 13 8 4 WP: Wendel; LP: Bubba Shimp. 2B: Schwieterman (N), Elshoff (N), Kremer (N). SB: Cory Rieman (S), Jared Rex (S), Matt Youngpeter (S), Tanner Koverman (S), Frideger (N), Kremer (N). SF: McCollum (N).

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Indians tee off on Beckett in 8-3 win over Red Sox
BOSTON — Derek Lowe has been booed off the field at Fenway Park, too. So as much sympathy as he had for Boston starter Josh Beckett on Thursday night, Lowe was happy to be in the other dugout as the Cleveland Indians rolled to an 8-3 win. “When you play here, you understand that’s part of it,” said Lowe, a member of the Red Sox 2004 World Series championship club. “When you go out there and probably don’t pitch the way you’d like, they’re going to let you know about it.” Boston fans were so focused on Beckett, who played golf last week a day after he was scratched from his scheduled start with a sore lat muscle in his back, they seemed to have little energy for the Indians. Jack Hannahan hit a 2-run homer and Jason Kipnis had a solo shot off Beckett, whose return to the rotation couldn’t have gone much worse. Beckett (2-4) gave up seven runs on seven hits and walked two in 2 1/3 innings as Cleveland built a 7-1 lead. Michael Brantley went 4-for-5 with two RBIs for the Indians. Lowe (5-1) pitched six effective innings against his former team, allowing two runs and nine hits with one walk and three strikeouts. He was as solid as he needed to be with the Indians’ offense taking full advantage of Beckett’s struggles. Dustin Pedroia extended his hitting streak to 11 with a leadoff homer in the seventh, cutting Cleveland’s lead to 7-3. But that did little to lift the somber mood at Fenway Park as Red Sox fans watched their team lose for the 11th time in its last 12 home games. Boston, last in the AL East at 12-19, has dropped eight out of nine overall. Beckett, who has a 5.97 ERA, was booed just a few hours after manager Bobby Valentine downplayed the

ROCKFORD - The St. John’s baseball team traveled to Rockford Thursday evening to battle Parkway for a game with major Midwest Athletic Conference implications. Both teams entered the contest with a share of the 4-way tie that was the top of the conference standings but senior Blue Jay hurler Cody Kundert made sure that St. John’s knocked Parkway out of contention by throwing a no-hitter en route to a 5-0 Blue Jay victory. Kundert’s lone blemish came in the bottom of the sixth when he walked Parkway’s Brett Swygart to end hopes of a perfect game. “This is actually his third (no-hitter) of the year, so he’s been in this situation. He handled it really well,” St. John’s coach Dan Metzger said. “Today was one of those days where he has three or four pitches that he throws and all of them he was throwing for strikes. If you’re able to locate like he was today, it’s going to make for a tough outing for a team.” Parkway coach Mike Schumm also applauded the job Kundert did keeping the Panther hitters off balance: “I’d say we struggled a lot at the plate tonight. We didn’t put the ball in play and (Kundert) pitched a fine game. He did a good job of changing speeds and getting good location.” The Blue Jay pitcher, in total, went seven innings while striking out 10 and walking only Swygart. The game marked the second time this season that the Panthers have been no-hit by a Delphos opponent; Jefferson’s Jeff Schleeter blanked Parkway in a matchup earlier this season. “We’ve just got to make contact with the ball. We’ve been an up and down team. Some days we’ll hit the ball a ton and other days, mentally we’re just not there,” Schumm added. Panther southpaw pitcher uproar over the pitcher’s golf outing. Word surfaced Wednesday that Beckett had hit the links with his sore lat and fans jeered him early and often as the Indians teed off for seven runs before the third inning was over. It’s not the first time Beckett’s off-the-field decisions and commitment to the team have come into question. After last season, it was revealed that he was among a group of pitchers who ate fried chicken and drank beer in the clubhouse during games on days they didn’t pitch. In his postgame interview Thursday, Beckett grew more terse each time his golf outing was mentioned. “We get 18 off days a year,” he said. “I think we deserve a little bit of time to ourselves.” The first homer was Hannahan’s 2-run shot into the Boston bullpen, where a few relievers got up and startSee MLB, page 7

ELIDA — The Elida baseball team grabbed a 6-3 nonleague decision over Lima Central Catholic Thursday at Ed Sandy Field. David Diller got the pitching win for the Bulldogs (8-16), with the backing of a 12-hit attack. D a l t o n Martz went yard to pace that offense. Sam Heider took the loss for the Thunderbirds. Elida plays Lima Senior tonight at Bluffton University in the annual Harmon Memorial game.
Lima CC 201 000 0-3 91 Elida 1 0 3 0 1 1 x - 6 12 1 WP: David Diller; LP: Sam Heider. 2B: Connor Dee (L), Ben Stolly (L), Billy Taflinger (L), Brandon Stinson (E), Mackenzie Hampshire (E). HR: Dalton Martz (E).

John Rollins was also cruising on the mound until leftfielder Ryan Densel walked to open the third frame. Densel stole second and advanced to third on a groundout off the bat of centerfielder Tanner Calvelage. With one out in the inning, the Blue Jays reached into their bag of tricks and pulled the suicide squeeze. Densel broke for home and shortstop Curtis Geise placed a bunt down the first-base line to score Densel. Geise reached when the ball was overthrown to first base but Rollins got a key strikeout to end the threat. The squeeze play, however, gave St. John’s an early 1-0 lead. The rest of the Blue Jay runs came in the top of the fifth inning when they put a 4-spot on the board. Kundert reached on an infield single before Densel reached on an error. Calvelage singled Kundert home before Geise came through with a 2-run single, scoring Densel and Calvelage. Finally, Geise came in to score when catcher Austin Reindel hit into a fielder’s choice. The rally made the score 5-0, which was more than enough cushion for Kundert on the night to lead the Blue Jays to the conference win. Metzger was pleased with the way his offense put runs on the board against the Panther ace: “You’re going to see good pitching this time of year and you’re not going to score a bunch of runs. So every run is going to count. I was pleased with the way we executed. The squeeze play obviously broke it open, got us off, got that run in to get a little bit of comfort. We took advantage of a few of their mistakes and ran the bases well. That’s what you have to do.” Rollins was tagged with the loss for the Panthers. He went seven innings, allowing five runs - three earned - on seven hits. He walked four and struck out four. Geise was the leading hitter for the Blue Jays. He went 3-3 with three RBIs and a run scored. Calvelage added an RBI and scored a run. The win improves St. John’s to 18-5 on the season, 6-2 in the MAC. They are now in a 3-way tie at the top of the league with Minster and New Bremen, with one conference game left. “We have one more game, with Coldwater. If we win, we clinch a share (of the MAC title),” Metzger added. “It’s the spot we were in last year; we were tied for the lead last year. So we’re used to being in that game; the kids went through it last year. This time of the year, you’re hoping to have that opportunity and if things go well, hopefully we can continue on.” The Panthers fall to 10-10, 4-3 in the MAC. Schumm expects his squad to bounce back with a pair of conference games looming: “It’s not going to get any easier the rest of the year. We’ve got Versailles tomorrow and we’ve got New Bremen Saturday. We’ve got to bounce back, try to stay positive and do the right things. And we’ll see what team shows up tomorrow.”
St. John’s 001 040 0 - 5 7 0 Pakrway 000 000 0 - 0 0 3 WP - Kundert (6-1); LP - Rollins (4-5). 2B - (SJ) Klausing.

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The Associated Press (x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Thursday’s Results Philadelphia 79, Chicago 78, Philadelphia wins series 4-2 Boston 83, Atlanta 80, Boston wins series 4-2 Denver 113, L.A. Lakers 96, series tied 3-3 Today’s Game Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 9 p.m., L.A. Clippers leads series

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3-2 Saturday’s Game Denver at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s Game x-L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 1 p.m. ——— CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Saturday’s Game Philadelphia at Boston, 8 p.m. Sunday’s Game Indiana at Miami, 3:30 p.m.

76ers beat Bulls 79-78 and advance to 2nd round
By DAN GELSTON The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Omer Asik placed his hands on his hips in disbelief as an improbable 76ers’ celebration erupted around him. Derrick Rose was lost for the series in Game 1. Joakim Noah hit the bench for good in Game 4. Now all the Chicago Bulls are headed home after a tough tumble from the top of the East to postseason punch line. Andre Iguodala made the go-ahead free throws with 2.2 seconds left and Philadelphia rallied for a 79-78 victory over the topseeded Chicago Bulls in Game 6 on Thursday night, advancing to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs for the first time since 2003. “I really thought we’d take it back to Chicago,” forward Taj Gibson said. Instead, the Sixers will move on and face Boston, which beat Atlanta in six games, in the conference semifinals. Asik missed two free throws with 7 seconds left that would have given the Bulls a 3-point lead. Iguodala grabbed the second miss, sprinted the length of the court and was fouled by Asik on the driving layup. The Sixers put their season in the hands of one of the worst fourth-quarter freethrow shooters in the NBA. Coach Doug Collins was hunched over with his hands clasped while Iguodala was at the line. He made both — and 20,362 fans went absolutely wild. Iguodala made nine out of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter in this series after shooting 45 percent (23-of51) from the line in the period this season. Iguodala changed his approach at the line this series. He started thinking what it would be like to teach his son how to shoot free throws. Dads don’t miss. “I was like, ‘Son, this is how you shoot free throws’,” Iguodala explained. Asik stood motionless on the free-throw line when the stunning upset was completed. Philadelphia cheerleaders stormed the court and danced around him before he trudged off the court. The Sixers are the fifth No. 8 seed to win a firstround series against a No. 1 seed. Memphis eliminated San Antonio last season, while Golden State (2007), New York (1999) and Denver (1994) also pulled off the rare feat. In his second season, Collins had already led the Sixers to their first winning season in seven years. Now, it’s on to the second round for the first time since Allen Iverson was an All-Star. Iguodala hopped on the scorer’s table and played to the crowd as the catchy 76ers’ anthem blared in the arena. His teammates joined Iguodala and danced along as confetti fluttered around them. The Sixers were smiling and mobbed each other as they dashed to the locker room to keep the party going. The Sixers were 2.2 seconds from playing Game 7 in Chicago. Now, they will pack their bags for the second round. They went 2-1 against the Celtics this season. Collins had a catch in his voice at the postgame podium and was joined by his 4-yearold grandson, Cooper. Collins held back tears while talking about faith, family and his guys in the locker room. “I’m a Sixer for life,” he said. Collins and the Sixers hardly cared the series win comes with an asterisk. The Bulls lost Rose to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee late in their Game 1 win. Noah missed the last three games with a sprained left ankle. “I thought we had more than enough to win with,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. “I’m disappointed in the loss but I’m not disappointed in our team.” Without their stars, the Bulls found it tough to gut one out against the Sixers. Iguodala scored 20 points and Jrue Holiday and Lou Williams each scored 14 for the Sixers, who were outrebounded 56-33. Iguodala snagged the one that mattered. “We win on a rebound. Something we don’t get all night,” a smiling Collins added. The Sixers started 20-9 and led the Atlantic Division for the first half of the season until a late fade sent them tumbling toward eighth place. None of that matters now. Not even the fact the Bulls were down two stars. The 50-win Bulls are heading home early a year after they reached the conference finals. “We were on the ropes and we battled,” forward Carlos Boozer said. “In the end, it came down to the very last second. So, it’s tough. We were right there, given everything, right there. It will be a long summer.” Luol Deng had 19 points and 17 rebounds for the Bulls. Richard Hamilton scored 19 points and Boozer grabbed 13 rebounds. Noah was one of the top

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The Associated Press CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) Saturday’s Game Washington at NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m., series tied 3-3

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CONFERENCE FINALS Sunday’s Game Los Angeles at Phoenix, 8 p.m.

The Associated Press National League East Division W L Pct GB Washington 19 12 .613 — Atlanta 19 13 .594 1/2 New York 18 13 .581 1 Miami 16 15 .516 3 Philadelphia 14 18 .438 5 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 20 11 .645 — Cincinnati 16 14 .533 3 1/2 Houston 14 17 .452 6 Pittsburgh 14 17 .452 6 Chicago 13 18 .419 7 Milwaukee 13 18 .419 7 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 20 11 .645 — San Francisco 15 16 .484 5 Arizona 14 18 .438 6 1/2 Colorado 13 17 .433 6 1/2 San Diego 11 21 .344 9 1/2 ——— Thursday’s Result Washington 4, Pittsburgh 2 Today’s Games Houston (Norris 2-1) at Pittsburgh (Ja. McDonald 2-1), 7:05 p.m. San Diego (Richard 1-4) at Philadelphia (Worley 2-2), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 1-2) at Miami (Buehrle 2-4), 7:10 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 3-1) at Cincinnati (Leake 0-4), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Garza 2-1) at Milwaukee (Wolf 2-3), 8:10 p.m. Atlanta (Minor 2-2) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 2-2), 8:15 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 5-1) at Arizona (Corbin 1-1), 9:40 p.m. Colorado (Moyer 1-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 4-0), 10:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Chicago Cubs (Volstad 0-4) at Milwaukee (Marcum 1-1), 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 4-1) at Miami (Nolasco 4-0), 1:05 p.m. Houston (Happ 2-2) at Pittsburgh (Morton 1-3), 7:05 p.m. San Diego (Volquez 1-2) at Philadelphia (Halladay 3-2), 7:05 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 1-3) at Cincinnati (Latos 2-2), 7:10 p.m. Atlanta (Beachy 3-1) at St. Louis (Wainwright 2-3), 7:15 p.m. San Francisco (M.Cain 1-2) at Arizona (Cahill 2-3), 8:10 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 2-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Harang 1-2), 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games N.Y. Mets (Niese 2-1) at Miami (Zambrano 1-2), 1:10 p.m. Washington (E.Jackson 1-1) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 2-1), 1:10 p.m. Houston (W.Rodriguez 3-3) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 1-2), 1:35 p.m. San Diego (Suppan 2-0) at Philadelphia (Hamels 4-1), 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 4-1) at Milwaukee (Estrada 0-2), 2:10 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 3-3) at St. Louis (Lynn 6-0), 2:15 p.m. Colorado (D.Pomeranz 0-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 4-0), 4:05 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 1-1) at Arizona

MLB GLANCE

Monday’s Game New Jersey at NY Rangers OR Washington at New Jersey, 8 p.m. Tuesday’s Game Los Angeles at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Wednesday’s Game New Jersey at NY Rangers OR Washington at New Jersey, 8 p.m.

offensive rebounders in the league and the Bulls figured on missing his presence in the middle. Led by Deng and Boozer, the Bulls instead went out and controlled the boards, holding a 49-29 edge early in the fourth. “This one hurts,” Noah said. “We battled. We believed. But in the end, it wasn’t enough. I will think about this one all summer.”

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(J.Saunders 2-2), 4:10 p.m. ----American League East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 20 12 .625 — Tampa Bay 20 12 .625 — Toronto 18 14 .563 2 New York 17 14 .548 2 1/2 Boston 12 19 .387 7 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 18 13 .581 — Detroit 16 15 .516 2 Chicago 15 17 .469 3 1/2 Kansas City 11 19 .367 6 1/2 Minnesota 8 23 .258 10 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 21 11 .656 — Oakland 16 16 .500 5 Seattle 15 18 .455 6 1/2 Los Angeles 14 18 .438 7 ——— Thursday’s Results Baltimore 6, Texas 5, 1st game N.Y. Yankees 5, Tampa Bay 3 Cleveland 8, Boston 3 Texas 7, Baltimore 3, 2nd game Toronto 6, Minnesota 2 Detroit 10, Oakland 6 Today’s Games Seattle (F.Hernandez 3-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 2-4), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 3-0) at Baltimore (Eveland 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (Jimenez 3-2) at Boston (Buchholz 3-1), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 4-2) at Texas (Darvish 4-1), 8:05 p.m. Kansas City (F.Paulino 1-0) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 2-3), 8:10 p.m. Toronto (Drabek 2-3) at Minnesota (Blackburn 0-4), 8:10 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 3-2) at Oakland (Milone 4-2), 10:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games L.A. Angels (Williams 3-1) at Texas (M.Harrison 4-2), 1:05 p.m. Seattle (Noesi 2-3) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 2-4), 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (M.Moore 1-2) at Baltimore (Matusz 1-4), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (Tomlin 1-2) at Boston (Doubront 2-1), 7:10 p.m. Kansas City (Hochevar 2-3) at Chicago White Sox (Humber 1-2), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Hutchison 1-1) at Minnesota (Walters 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Detroit (Fister 0-0) at Oakland (McCarthy 2-3), 8:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Seattle (Beavan 1-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 0-0), 1:05 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 1-2) at Boston (Bard 2-4), 1:35 p.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 5-1) at Baltimore (Arrieta 2-3), 1:35 p.m. Kansas City (J.Sanchez 1-2) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 2-4), 2:10 p.m. Toronto (R.Romero 4-0) at Minnesota (Diamond 1-0), 2:10 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 3-1) at Oakland (Parker 1-0), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 5-0) at Texas (Feliz 2-1), 8:05 p.m.

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CELTICS 83, HAWKS 80 BOSTON — Kevin Garnett had 28 points, including the jumper to give Boston the lead with 31 seconds left, and 14 rebounds as the Celtics advances to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the fifth straight year. The Celtics will play Philadelphia, which eliminated East No. 1 seed Chicago in six games. Garnett had five blocks and three steals for Boston, while Paul Pierce had 18 points despite playing with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee and Rajon Rondo had 14 points and eight assists. Josh Smith had 19 points and nine rebounds for Atlanta, which failed to advance in the playoffs for the first time in four years. Joe Johnson had 17 points, Marvin Williams added 16 points and eight rebounds and Al Horford had 15 points and nine rebounds. Horford missed the first of two foul shots with 2.3 seconds left after he was tackled by Marquis Daniels to avoid an easy dunk that would have tied the game. After he made the second, the Celtics got the ball to Pierce, he was fouled and made both free throws. NUGGETS 113, LAKERS 96 DENVER — Ty Lawson scored 32 points and Corey Brewer added 18 as Denver forced a Game 7 in their firstround playoff series. Game 7 in the Western Conference series is Saturday night at the Staples Center. This will be the Nuggets’ first allor-nothing playoff game since losing to Utah in Game 7 of the 1994 conference semifinals. Kobe Bryant followed his 43-point outburst in Game 5 with 31 points in 3 1/2 quarters despite a sour stomach that prevented him from attending the Lakers’ morning shootaround and forced him to take intravenous fluids all day. He took a seat for good with Los Angeles down 101-73 with 7:52 remaining. The Nuggets have won three out of four since dropping the first two games in Los Angeles. Andrew Bynum pulled down 16 rebounds but made just 4-of-11 shots for 11 points for the Lakers and Pau Gasol was just 1-of-10 from the field, finishing with three points and three rebounds. Rookie Kenneth Faried had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Danilo Gallinari and Andre Miller both had 12 points for Denver, which led 90-68 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Associated Press CINCINNATI REDS BATTERS AVG OBA AB Frazier .364 .440 22 Bruce .297 .339 111 Votto .291 .439 103 Hanigan .286 .348 63 Cozart .267 .325 116 Stubbs .259 .301 116 Phillips .253 .289 91 Mesoraco .244 .319 41 Heisey .215 .261 65 Rolen .182 .247 88 Valdez .182 .176 33 Ludwick .176 .263 68 Cairo .167 .231 12 Team Totals .237 .301 1019 ——— PITCHERS W L ERA Chapman 3 0 0.00 Hoover 0 0 0.00 Ondrusek 2 0 0.00 Cueto 4 0 1.12 Simon 0 1 2.31 Arredondo 2 0 2.63 Arroyo 2 1 2.75 LeCure 0 1 4.61 Marshall 0 2 4.91 Bailey 1 3 4.93 Latos 2 2 4.93 Leake 0 4 5.97 Bray 0 0 13.50 Team Totals 16 14 3.27 ---CLEVELAND INDIANS BATTERS AVG OBA AB Cabrera .343 .427 102 Hannahan .300 .379 90 Kipnis .270 .343 122 Brantley .256 .302 121 Santana .255 .382 106 Hafner .245 .392 94 Choo .239 .369 92 Cunningham .227 .320 44 Duncan .213 .330 80 Kotchman .194 .283 93 Donald .178 .188 45 Damon .171 .194 35 Marson .053 .217 19 Team Totals .246 .338 1064 ——— PITCHERS W L ERA Hagadone 0 0 0.87 Pestano 1 0 1.93 Lowe 5 1 2.47 Smith 2 1 2.87 R. Perez 1 0 3.52 C. Perez 0 1 3.95 Jimenez 3 2 4.04 Gomez 2 2 4.66 Tomlin 1 2 4.67 Masterson 1 2 4.89 Asencio 1 1 5.50 Wheeler 0 0 5.59 Sipp 0 1 8.38 Team Totals 18 13 4.03

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(Continued from Page 6) ed stretching their arms as it became apparent Beckett would not be out there for long. It got worse in the fourth when Kipnis led off with a homer, Asdrubal Cabrera singled and Travis Hafner walked. Beckett got a mock cheer when Carlos Santana flied out for the first out of the inning but the boos came right back when Shin-Soo Choo followed with a double. “We’ve seen some games when we’ve been dominated by him,” Cleveland manager Manny Acta said. “Today, the guys just came out swinging. We got into some good counts and hit some mistakes pretty good.” Brantley was up next and one fan yelled “FORE!” when he lined a foul ball down the right-field line, but all the chuckles quickly subsided when Brantley doubled to left-center. It was the second straight double for the Indians, ending Beckett’s night. Fans cheered when Valentine came out of the dugout and immediately signaled to the bullpen for lefty Andrew Miller. There wasn’t much to cheer for again until Pedroia came up with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth but he popped out to second on the 41st pitch of the inning by Vinny Pestano.
NOTES: The Red Sox paid tribute before the game to public address announcer Carl Beane, a day after he died after having a heart attack while driving. The Red Sox went without a PA announcer during the game as part of the tribute, which also featured a moment of silence after a series of still photos were shown on the center-field monitor. ... It was Brantley’s fourth 4-hit game,

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tying his career high. ... Lowe made his second appearance at Fenway since he helped Boston win the 2004 World Series. American League YANKEES 5, RAYS 3 NEW YORK — CC Sabathia outpitched David Price for the first time in six career matchups between the All-Star lefties, Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson homered and New York beat Tampa Bay. The Yankees overcame a pair of early errors by third baseman Eduardo Nunez to take the series and send Tampa Bay to its fourth loss in five games. Sabathia (5-0) struck out 10, punctuating his outing by fanning B.J. Upton with two runners on base to end the seventh inning. The burly pitcher allowed two unearned runs in eight innings — the fourth straight start he’s gone exactly that long. Rafael Soriano gave up a run in the ninth for a save in his first try of the season. Price (5-1) gave up 11 hits, many of them well tagged. Trying to win five consecutive starts for the first time in his career, he instead wound up on the wrong end of another personal first — never before had two left-handed hitters homered off him in the same game. ORIOLES 6, RANGERS 5, 1ST GAME; RANGERS 7, ORIOLES 3, 2ND GAME BALTIMORE — Josh Hamilton hit his major league-leading 15th homer, Derek Holland pitched six innings of 4-hit ball and Texas beat Baltimore for a doubleheader split. In the opener, the Orioles set an AL record by hitting home runs in their first three at-bats and launched five in all against Colby Lewis (3-2), who struck out a career-high 12. That made him the first pitcher since 1918 to give up five home runs and have at least 10 strikeouts in the same game. The five home runs yielded by Lewis were the only hits he allowed over seven innings. Hamilton entered the doubleheader coming off a 4-homer game Tuesday and had five home runs in his previous six at-bats. After going 1-for-4 with a single and two strikeouts in the first game, he resumed his assault on Baltimore pitching by hitting a 2-run shot in the first inning off former Rangers right-hander Tommy Hunter (2-2). Hamilton went 1-for-4 in the nightcap, dropping his batting average to .395 but increasing his major league-leading RBI total to 38. Holland (3-2) allowed three runs, none earned, to earn his first win in four starts since April 18.

G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO 9 0 1 10.1 3 1 1 0 2 10 16 0 0 14.0 10 3 3 2 5 20 7 7 0 43.2 53 14 12 2 13 13 14 0 0 15.2 11 5 5 1 9 13 8 0 0 7.2 5 3 3 1 4 4 15 0 11 13.2 11 6 6 0 5 10 6 6 0 35.2 32 19 16 5 25 20 6 5 0 29.0 27 15 15 2 8 17 6 5 0 34.2 36 19 18 3 7 27 7 7 0 42.1 41 25 23 4 25 29 11 0 0 18.0 16 11 11 3 7 16 10 0 0 9.2 11 6 6 2 5 2 14 0 1 9.2 13 9 9 1 4 10 31 31 13 290.0 275 140 130 26 120 196

The Associated Press PRO BASKETBALL DENVER — Denver Nuggets reserve center Chris “Birdman” Andersen was excused indefinitely from all team-related activities after sheriff’s deputies searched his home Thursday as part of an investigation by the department’s Internet Crimes Against Children unit. The team said Anderson was excused “as he deals with the reported investigation” and declined further comment. Douglas County Sheriff’s spokesman Ron Hanavan confirmed that the search took place. Andersen has not been arrested and Hanavan said no arrest warrant has been issued. The department began investigating Andersen in February after receiving information from a law enforcement agency in California. The unit investigating Andersen investigates child porn, Internet luring, child predators and child pornography. OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City’s James Harden won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award after

leading all bench players in scoring this season. Harden averaged 16.8 points on career-best 49 percent shooting this season, and he recorded his first career 40-point game last month in a win at Phoenix. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Patrick Ewing is one of several candidates the Charlotte Bobcats will interview for their head coaching vacancy and the Hall-of-Fame center will meet with team officials next week, according to people familiar with the situation. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t publicly announced its list of candidates. Ewing is an assistant with Orlando and a friend of Bobcats owner Michael Jordan. PRO FOOTBALL NEW ORLEANS — An e-mail from an imprisoned friend of the Saints coaching staff with a postscript saying “put me down for $5,000” on Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has become another sore point between players being punished for New Orleans’ bounty system and the NFL.

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In the first game, Ryan Flaherty, J.J. Hardy and Nick Markakis opened the bottom of the first inning with homers to give Baltimore a lead it did not relinquish. Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen (3-0) gave up two runs in 7 2/3 innings. Pinch-hitter David Murphy connected for a 3-run homer in the ninth off Jim Johnson, who got three outs for his ninth save. BLUE JAYS 6, TWINS 2 MINNEAPOLIS — Henderson Alvarez pitched seven strong innings to win his third straight start in Toronto’s victory over Minnesota. Alvarez (3-2) stretched his scoreless streak to 17 innings before second baseman Kelly Johnson’s throwing error allowed the Twins to score in the third. Josh Willingham homered in the sixth but the 22-yearold Venezuelan didn’t give up any more than that. TIGERS 10, ATHLETICS 6 OAKLAND, Calif. — Miguel Cabrera broke out of a slump with two RBI hits in Detroit’s 8-run third inning against Oakland. Cabrera, who came into the game hitless in his previous 14 atbats, finished with four hits, including an RBI double and a run-scoring single in the third. He also had an RBI single in the fifth. Alex Avila added a 2-run double in the third as the Tigers knocked out Bartolo Colon (3-3) early. Colon allowed eight runs — seven earned — and nine hits in 2 1/3 innings, dropping to 0-7 in his last 12 starts against Detroit with a 7.67 ERA. Max Scherzer (2-3) struck out nine in 6 1/3 innings to end a threestart winless streak. National League Nationals 4, Pirates 2 PITTSBURGH — Maybe Davey Johnson should hold all his team meetings on days Stephen Strasburg is pitching. The Washington Nationals’ manager called a brief meeting to give his mildly slumping club a confidence boost and Strasburg responded with another brilliant performance to lift the Nationals to a 4-2 victory over the Pirates on Thursday. Strasburg (3-0) struck out a season-high 13 as Washington snapped a 3-game losing streak. The performance was reminiscent of Strasburg’s electric major-league debut against the Pirates nearly two years ago. The former No. 1 pick struck out 14 over seven innings on June 8, 2010, to announce to the baseball world the hype was real. An elbow injury cut short his rookie season and required reconstructive surgery that sidelined Strasburg for a year and the Nationals have

been careful about bringing their ace along slowly. It might be time to take off the shackles. Roger Bernadina and Adam LaRoche both homered in the sixth off Pittsburgh’s Kevin Correia (1-3) to erase a 2-run deficit. Henry Rodriguez pitched the ninth for his seventh save. Strasburg (3-0) lowered his ERA to 1.64 by overpowering one of baseball’s weaker lineups. He struck out seven straight batters at one point and for a moment it appeared he was on his way to a record-breaking night. The Nationals have been one of baseball’s biggest surprises over the first month of the season and began the day in a virtual tie for first with Atlanta atop the NL East. Still, Johnson was so concerned after watching his squad drop three straight — including two to Pittsburgh — he called a meeting a couple of hours before the game. Johnson offered a gentle reminder to his young club that there’s no reason to panic and stressed he wasn’t going to let a little dip lead to massive changes. The way Strasburg is pitching, there’s no need. Still, Pittsburgh somehow steadied itself long enough in the fourth inning to take the lead behind RBI singles from Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker. Correia lacks Strasburg’s power and instead kept the Pirates in it with his precision. He cruised through the first five innings but wobbled just long enough in the sixth to give up the lead. Bernadina led off the sixth with his first home run of the season to put Washington on the board. Ryan Zimmerman walked and LaRoche — a former Pirate who was booed heavily at every turn throughout the series — drilled his sixth homer of the season into the Nationals’ bullpen behind the wall in center to put Washington ahead 3-2. Correia gave up three runs on six hits in seven innings, striking out one and walking two. Rick Ankiel added some insurance in the ninth with a solo homer and Rodriguez, who blew a save on Tuesday night in a 5-4 loss, bounced back by handling the Pirates in the bottom of the inning. Washington rookie outfielder Bryce Harper went 1-for-4 and committed his first major-league error in the fourth when he tried to gun down Jose Tabata at the plate. The ball bounced off catcher Jesus Flores, allowing McCutchen to move to second.

The e-mail, obtained by The Associated Press, was written from prison by marketing agent Mike Ornstein shortly before the Saints’ 2011 season opener against the Packers. Ornstein once represented Reggie Bush and later got to know members of the Saints’ coaching staff. The bulk of Ornstein’s note to the Saints discusses his experiences in prison and offers sometimes brash words of encouragement to various coaches, including then-Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. The last line states: “PS Gregg Williams put me down for $5000.00 on Rogers (sic).” Ornstein says now that was written “in total jest.” ST. PAUL, Minn. — A plan to build the Minnesota Vikings a new home cleared its final hurdle in the state Senate and Gov. Mark Dayton has promised to sign the bill, a $975 million plan to build on the Metrodome site in downtown Minneapolis with just over half the cost paid with public money. FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The NFL is looking for potential replacement officials while it negotiates with

the officials’ association on a new contract. The previous contract expired after last season and another negotiating session is expected later this month, NFL Referees Association executive director Tim Millis said. LOS ANGELES — More than 60 former NFL players filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles, joining hundreds of others who claim pro football didn’t properly protect its players from concussions. Lead plaintiff Art Monk played wide receiver for the Washington Redskins from 1980-93 and claims in the lawsuit filed last week that he suffered multiple concussions in that time. SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Randy Moss looked every bit a team player as he demonstrated a cut and quick feet for his fellow wide receivers, who listened intently and observed while the veteran impressed in his first formal practice with the San Francisco 49ers. Clean cut with a short hairdo and sporting a red No. 84 jersey while running routes, the 35-year-old Moss looked sharp after spending a year out of football.

8— The Herald

Stunning news for postmodern nuns
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith missive stressed that its call for reform was built on a lengthy study of materials created by “a particular conference of major superiors and therefore does not intend to offer judgment on the faith and life of Women Religious in the member congregations.” This particular investigation began in 2008 and Catholic leaders first discussed some of its findings two years later. The final “doctrinal assessment” document was completed in January of 2011. Some of the specific events criticized in the Vatican document took place during the 1970s and ‘80s. It “certainly didn’t help matters” that there has been so much publicity about liberal nuns supporting White House health-care policies and new Health and Human Services regulations that require most religious institutions to include free coverage of all FDA-approved contraceptives in their health-insurance plans, noted John L. Allen Jr. of the National Catholic Reporter. Nevertheless, “it doesn’t withstand scrutiny for anyone to say that this conflict is about the bishops and Rome being upset about the sisters, Obama and birth control,” said Allen in a telephone interview from Rome. Also, “no one is upset about all the sisters have done to abolish the death penalty, stand up for immigrants, care for the sick and help the poor. Rome praised them for that. ... “Frankly, this report could have been written 20 years ago. The real issues in this case are that old.” For example, the Vatican noted that in 1977 the LCWR leadership openly rejected Catholic teachings on the “reservation of priestly ordination to men.” The women’s con-

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By Terry Mattingly In the beginning, there was the Conference of Major Religious Superiors of Women’s Institutes, which was established with the Vatican’s blessing in 1959 during an era of rapid growth for Catholic religious orders. Then along came two cultural earthquakes: the Second Vatican Council and the Sexual Revolution. In 1971, the women’s conference changed its name -- this time without the Vatican’s blessing -- to become the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Two leaders in this transformation later wrote that the goal was to become a “corporate force for systematic change in Church and society.” The rest is a long story, ultimately leading to a blunt April 18 missive from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. This long-expected Vatican broadside noted “serious doctrinal problems” in LCWR proclamations, characterized by a “diminution of the fundamental Christological center” and the prevalence of “radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.” Women’s conference leaders offered a terse response, saying they were “stunned by the conclusions of the doctrinal assessment” from Rome. “Stunned” was the key word for legions of headline writers, whose work resembled this Washington Post offering: “American nuns stunned by Vatican accusation of ‘radical feminism,’ crackdown.” The Chicago Sun-Times went even further, proclaiming: “Vatican waging a war on nuns.” Truth is, tensions have been building for decades between the LCWR leadership and Vatican leaders. Thus, the

ference later published a training book suggesting that it’s legitimate for sisters to debate whether celebrations of the Mass should be central to events in their communities, since this would require the presence of a male priest. In the ‘80s, leaders in female orders backed the New Ways Ministry’s work to oppose Catholic teachings on homosexuality. A pivotal moment came in 2007, when Dominican Sister Laurie Brink delivered the keynote address at a national LCWR assembly stating that it was time for some religious orders to enter an era of “sojourning” that would require “moving beyond the church, even beyond Jesus.” With the emergence of the women’s movement and related forms of spirituality, many sisters would see “the divine within nature” and embrace an “emerging new cosmology” that would feed their souls, said Brink. For these sisters, the “Jesus narrative is not the only or the most important narrative. ... Jesus is not the only son of God.” A year later, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith opened its investigation of the LCWR. The Brink address, noted the resulting doctrinal assesment, “is a challenge not only to core Catholic beliefs; such a rejection of faith is also a serious source of scandal and is incompatible with religious life. ... Some might see in Sr. Brink’s analysis a phenomenological snapshot of religious life today. But pastors of the Church should also see in it a cry for help.”
(Terry Mattingly is the director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and leads the GetReligion.org project to study religion and the news.)

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

TRINITY LUTHERAN 303 S. Adams, Middle Point Rev. Tom Cover Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. GRACE FAMILY CHURCH 634 N. Washington St., Van Wert Pastor: Rev. Ron Prewitt Sunday - 9:15 a.m. Morning worship with Pulpit Supply. KINGSLEY UNITED METHODIST 15482 Mendon Rd., Van Wert Phone: 419-965-2771 Pastor Chuck Glover Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:25 a.m. Wednesday - Youth Prayer and Bible Study - 6:30 p.m. Adult Prayer meeting - 7:00 p.m. Choir practice - 8:00 p.m. TRINITY FRIENDS CHURCH 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert 45891 Ph: (419) 238-2788 Sr. Pastor Stephen Savage Outreach Pastor Neil Hammons Sunday - 8:15 a.m. - Prayer time; 9:00 a.m. Worship, Sunday School, SWAT, Nursery; Single; 10:30 a.m. Worship, Nursery, Children’s Church, Discipleship class; Noon - Lunch Break; 2:00 p.m. Service for men at Van Wert Correctional Fac.; 3:00 p.m. Service for women at Van Wert Correctional Fac., Service at Paulding jail Tuesday - 1:00 p.m. - Share, Care, Prayer Group in Fireside Room; 10-noon - Banquet Table Food Pantry; 6:30 p.m. Quilting Friends in Fellowship Hall; 7 p.m. B.R.E.A.L. Women’s group in Room 108. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Small groups, Discipleship Series in sanctuary, Christian Life Club, Nursery, Preschool; 7 p.m. R.O.C.K. Youth; 8 p.m. Worship Team rehearsal. Thursday - 4-5:30 p.m. Banquet Table Food Pantry. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 13887 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Ph. 419-238-0333 Children’s Storyline: 419-238-2201 Email: fbaptvw@bright.net Pastor Steven A. Robinson Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Family Worship Hour; 6:30 p.m. Evening Bible Hour. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Word of Life Student Ministries; 6:45 p.m. AWANA; 7:00 p.m. Prayer and Bible Study. MANDALE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Rev. Don Rogers, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School all ages. 10:30 a.m. Worship Services; 7:00 p.m Worship. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer meeting.
PENTECOSTAL WAY CHURCH Pastors: Bill Watson Rev. Ronald Defore 1213 Leeson Ave., Van Wert 45891 Phone (419) 238-5813 Head Usher: Ted Kelly 10:00 a.m. - Sunday School 11:10 a.m. - Worship 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. - Wednesday Morning Bible Class 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting

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ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH Landeck - Phone: 419-692-0636 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Administrative aide: Rita Suever Masses: 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday. Newcomers register at parish. Marriages: Please call the parish house six months in advance. Baptism: Please call the parish.

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ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH 500 S. Canal, Spencerville 419-647-6202 Saturday - 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5 p.m. Mass, May 1 - Oct. 30. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mass. SPENCERVILLE FULL GOSPEL 107 Broadway St., Spencerville Pastor Charles Muter Home Ph. 419-657-6019 Sunday: Morning Services - 10:00 a.m. Evening Services - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Worship service. SPENCERVILLE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 317 West North St. - 419-296-2561 Pastor Tom Shobe 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Corner of Fourth & Main, Spencerville Phone 419-647-5321 Rev. Jan Johnson, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Spencerville Rev. Ron Shifley, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Church School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. AGAPE FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES 9250 Armstrong Road, Spencerville Pastors Phil & Deb Lee Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Worship service. Wed. - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study HARTFORD CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Independent Fundamental) Rt. 81 and Defiance Trial Rt. 2, Box 11550 Spencerville 45887 Rev. Robert King, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 7:00 p.m. Evening worship and Teens Alive (grades 7-12). Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible ser-

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CALVARY EVANGELICAL CHURCH 10686 Van Wert-Decatur Rd. Van Wert, Ohio 419-238-9426 Rev. Clark Williman. Pastor Sunday- 8:45 a.m. Friends and Family; 9:00 a.m. Sunday School LIVE; 10:00 a.m. Monday - 6:30 p.m. Flicker Chicks Tuesday - 9:00 a.m. - MUMS finale party Wednesday - 1:30 p.m. Adult Prayer & Bible Study; 6:45 p.m. Calvary Youth Thursday - 9:30 a.m. Lit ‘n Latte SALEM UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 15240 Main St. Venedocia Rev. Wendy S. Pratt, Pastor Church Phone: 419-667-4142 Sunday - 8:30 a.m. - Adult Bell Choir; 8:45 a.m. Jr. Choir; 9:30 a.m. - Worship; 10:45 a.m. - Sunday school; 6:30 p.m. - Capital Funds Committee. Monday - 6 p.m. Senior Choir.

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Stern to critics: Watch me before judging me
By DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press NEW YORK — New “America’s Got Talent” judge Howard Stern says that his critics should watch before attacking him. Stern debuts Monday as Piers Morgan’s replacement on NBC’s summertime talent show. Yet a group that calls attention to bad language and risqui content on television has already written to advertisers asking them to stay away. The Parents Television Council said the radio shock jock’s addition “will likely result in a sharp increase in explicit content.” In an hour-long, expletive-free news conference on Thursday, Stern dismissed those concerns and said that he fully understands that “America’s Got Talent” is a family show. “I really feel a responsibility to the people who love this show already,” Stern said. “In no way do I want to get in the way of it. I want to broaden it and make it better.” Stern said his critics “are entitled to their opinion. They just sound awfully foolish when they haven’t seen the show.” Still, his reputation precedes him. Stern noted that before an appearance on “The View” Thursday, executive producer Bill Geddie came over to instruct Stern on what he could or couldn’t say on the air. “I know the rules,” Stern said. “Bill, I’m 58 years old. I feel like I’m 14” getting a lecture, he said. “Hopefully America will like this and put everybody’s fears to rest,” he said. NBC moved the show’s base from California to Newark, N.J., to accommodate Stern’s satellite radio schedule when he agreed to replace Morgan. He said he has taken the role of being the “honest” judge who doesn’t sugarcoat things for contestants.

Loretta Lynn wants Zooey Deschanel in her musical
By CAITLIN R. KING The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country Music Hall of Fame member Loretta Lynn is taking her life story to Broadway, and she has tapped film and TV actress Zooey Deschanel to play her on stage. Lynn, 80, unveiled plans for a musical adaptation of “Coal Miner’s Daughter” during a Grand Ole Opry show at the Ryman Auditorium on Thursday night. Wearing one of her signature long sleeve, floor length dresses, the singer blew through four songs before bringing Deschanel onstage to sing the title tune. The announcement mirrored the way Lynn invited actress Spacek on the Opry stage in 1979 to reveal that Spacek would play her in the upcoming film. Spacek later won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Lynn. “I have a friend here tonight. I don’t know if ya’ll remember when Sissy Spacek was with me. I brought her out here with me. She about fainted. We both fainted,” Lynn said with a laugh. “She went on to do the ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter,’ and you know from there. Well, there’s a little girl back stage that’s going to do the play of ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ on Broadway,” Lynn continued. “Zooey, where you at honey?” Deschanel, 32, the star and a producer of the Fox comedy “New Girl,” then emerged in a short, vintage-inspired white dress. She grabbed Lynn’s hand and flashed a dazzling smile. “Are you going to help me sing ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’?” asked Lynn. “I’m going to help you sing,” said Deschanel, who has been nominated for a Grammy Award. “This is a great honor for me. This is my hero.” The two traded verses and they ended the song holding hands. “Coal Miner’s Daughter” was a No. 1 hit for Lynn in 1970 that she wrote about growing up as one of eight children in rural Kentucky. It became the title of her 1976 autobiography and the basis for the 1980 movie, starring Sissy Spacek, which traces Lynn’s rise from humble beginnings into one of country music’s most beloved singers. In 1972, Lynn became the first woman to be named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association. Among the songs performed in the film are “You Ain’t Woman Enough to Take My Man,” ‘’You’re Looking at Country,” ‘’I’m a Honky Tonk Girl,” and the title song. Plans for a stage adaptation are still in the beginning stages, with no creative team attached or workshop dates

“I didn’t need the money. I didn’t need more fame. I certainly feel famous enough. I’m comfortable in my life. I just love the show and thought how much fun it would be to do it.”
Stern said he was a fan of the show before being asked to be on it, preferring it to “American Idol” because the wider variety of acts on “America’s Got Talent” makes it seem like vaudeville. “I didn’t need the money,” he said. “I didn’t need more fame. I certainly feel famous enough. I’m comfortable in my life. I just love the show and thought how much fun it would be to do it.” He’s paired with Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne as judges, and he offered praise of their work. He flashed attitude about some rivals, though: “American Idol” makes him want to throw up, he said, and host Ryan Seacrest is “tired.” “J.Lo, I don’t even know what she’s doing there,” he said of “American Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez. Of Britney Spears, under consideration as a new judge on “The X Factor,” he said people are going to tune in to see “if she can function through the whole thing.” Stern said he thinks his radio audience is ready to see him try something new. He’s curious about how it turns out; his usual experience is turning around a low-performing asset, but in “America’s Got Talent,” he’s joining a show that already has a successful track record. — Howard Stern, America’s Got Talent judge

announced. The producers — Fox Theatricals and Scott Sanders Productions — have been behind such Broadway hits as “Legally Blonde,” ‘’The Color Purple,” ‘’Red” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Deschanel has starred in such films as “Elf,” ‘’(500) Days of Summer” and “Your Highness.” Producers of the musical said their schedule would not conflict with the actress “New Girl” commitments.

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SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012 Relationships you establish with persons who reside in distant places could become very significant in the year ahead. Not only will you make some close friends, but these connections might also provide a base for commercial opportunities. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -If you find yourself in a competitive development, don’t make winning more important than it ought to be. Make sure you are either a grateful winner or a gracious loser. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- If you’re smart, you won’t prematurely talk about your intentions, because it will affect your tactics and the amount of energy you’ll have to spend. The more talk, the less oomph. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Don’t base your hopes on some kind of intervention on your behalf, because it isn’t likely to be forthcoming. However, you can totally rely on your own honest effort. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You have a wonderful knack for drawing attention to yourself, but bear this in mind: Those who are watching might not necessarily be your staunchest supporters. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- When in charge of managing a number of people, be careful not to be too demanding, overbearing or wishy-washy. Above all, don’t ask anyone to do anything you wouldn’t do yourself. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- You should take care not to treat your commercial dealings lightly just because they’re being conducted in a convivial atmosphere. Indifference on your part could turn profit into loss. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Your tolerance might be tested in some kind of one-on-one encounter with another, especially if it involves an individual whom you normally try to avoid. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- If something is expected of you, such as delivering on a promise or commitment, don’t make excuses, make good. If you fail to do so, your word won’t be worth much anymore. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Unless you are experienced and know what you’re doing, it’s best not to try to direct any financial arrangements for another. A misjudgment or an error could result in a big loss. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Don’t be too set on doing everything your way, particularly if you begin to sense that others are starting to doubt your directives. Listen to any suggestions for adjustments. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Pointing out the shortcomings of others will cause them to closely scrutinize your liabilities. It won’t be too long before everybody will be saying things they will later regret. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Unless you judge others on their personalities and not their possessions, you could deprive yourself of some valuable friendships that money can’t measure or buy.
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By ADRIAN SAINZ and HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press GUNTOWN, Miss. — A man wanted by the FBI for killing a mother and daughter and kidnapping two other girls shot himself to death as officers closed in, but the two children were rescued without injuries and released from a hospital today. Authorities who tracked Adam Mayes to a wooded area Thursday evening said they repeatedly ordered him to surrender, but he pulled out a pistol and shot himself in the head. The FBI put him on their Top 10 most-wanted list this week in the killing of a Tennessee woman and her oldest daughter and the kidnapping of the two younger daughters. Mayes, 35, was pronounced dead and sisters Alexandria Bain, 12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8, were rescued, ending a nearly two-week search that began when Jo Ann Bain and her three daughters disappeared from their Tennessee home April 27. After getting a tip, law enforcement officers were sent to search a densely wooded area west of Mayes’ home in Guntown, Miss., said Aaron T. Ford, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Memphis, Tenn., office. Mayes and the girls had been holed up in a wooden structure in the woods, said a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information. At 6:50 p.m. Thursday, an officer saw Alexandria Bain in an area about 100 yards behind a church, Ford said. Officers shouted commands for Mayes to show his hands, Ford said. But Mayes pulled a semiautomatic pistol from his waistband and shot himself in the head, Ford said. Law enforcement officers moved in to rescue the two girls, who were lying on the ground nearby. Ford said they looked like they had been in the woods for two or three days and were suffering from exposure, dehydration and poison ivy, but were otherwise safe. “They were immediately given water as they were escorted to safety,” Ford said. The girls were hospitalized “as a precaution,” he said. “We are very relieved at this event tonight,” Ford said at an early today news conference. “We have two little girls that we can return to Tennessee to their family.” Sara Burnett, a spokeswoman for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, said the two girls were treated and released early today. Burnett didn’t have details on their conditions and didn’t know who picked them up. Mayes had been charged with first-degree murder in the April 27 deaths of Jo Ann Bain, 31, and her daughter, Adrienne Bain, 14. Their bodies were found buried outside Mayes’ home a week after they were reported missing by Jo Ann Bain’s husband. Mayes’ wife, Teresa, also is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths. She told investigators he killed Jo Ann and Adrienne Bain at their Whiteville, Tenn., home so he could abduct the two young sisters, according to court documents. Ford and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn said authorities still had many unanswered questions and were continuing their investigation. They did not say how the girls and Mayes were able to survive in the woods. Gwyn did not say whether there was specific evidence of people helping Mayes in Tennessee and Mississippi but added that investigators were still looking into that possibility and anyone found to have helped Mayes would be held responsible. “Thank God it’s over and the babies are safe,” said Teresa Mayes’ sister, Bobbi Booth. “That’s all that mattered. I’m just glad it turned out the way it did.” Teresa Mayes told investigators that after she saw her husband kill the two in the garage at the Bain home, she drove him, the younger girls and the bodies to Mississippi, according to affidavits filed in court. She faces six felony counts in the case: two first-degree murder charges and four especially aggravated kidnapping charges. Authorities refused to comment on the motive for the slayings and abductions. Mayes’ mother-in-law, Josie Tate, had told The Associated Press that Mayes thought the missing sisters might actually be his daughters and it caused problems in his marriage to her daughter, Teresa. “She was tired of him doting on those two little girls that he claimed were his,” Tate

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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft’s Bing search engine is heading in a new direction as it drills deeper into Facebook’s social network and Twitter’s messaging service to showcase information unlikely to be found on Google. The changes, unveiled Thursday, will reshape how Bing displays its search results. It represents Microsoft’s most dramatic shift in Internet search since the software maker introduced Bing as a “decision engine” nearly three years ago. Microsoft Corp. is counting on the new format to loosen Google’s stranglehold on the lucrative Internet search market. In the process, Microsoft hopes to turn a profit in its online division, which has lost more than $6.3 billion since Bing’s June 2009 debut. Bing replaced “Live Search,” a mostly futile attempt to challenge Google. Microsoft touted Bing as a Google alternative that would provide more meaningful results by helping people make important decisions, such as picking a doctor and finding the best time to buy an airline ticket. For the past two years, Bing has been taking advantage of Microsoft’s close relationship with Facebook to make search results more personalized and more relevant to users. It’s an advantage Bing has over Google because its rival is shut out from the personal data Microsoft has access to on the world’s largest network. But Bing has failed to come up with an approach compelling enough to lure away most Web surfers from Google. Bing is trying to fix that with the latest changes, which come out next month. Microsoft plans a marketing blitz on television and the Internet to promote the changes. Anyone seeking a peek during the next few weeks of testing can go to http://www.bing.com/new Thursday to sign up for an invitation. The testing period will begin Tuesday. The revised system presents Bing’s results in three columns, or panes. The left column will feature the familiar blue links drawn from Bing’s computer formula for finding the most relevant results. The middle section, called “Snapshot,” is reserved for completing tasks, such as getting directions, making a hotel reservation or buying movie tickets. This feature isn’t expected to be available during the testing phase. Once available, Snapshot will provide a space featuring movie show times and an option to buy tickets in response to a search for “The Avengers.” Searches for hotels will bring up pictures of rooms and information on amenities, as well as the ability to make reservations. The “Sidebar” column on the far right side will be the centerpiece of the new Bing. Sidebar is where Bing users logged into Facebook will see recommendations culled from their Facebook network. From there, people will be able to pose questions for their friends on their own Facebook pages without leaving the results page. The results from a Bing search can even be shared on Facebook. For instance, a search for “Kauai hotels” might list your Facebook friends who have been to the island. You can then use the Sidebar box to post a note about it on Facebook and even seek advice from a specific friend. The Sidebar column also will highlight relevant tweets, including those from people you might not follow. The feature will also suggest experts on topics related to certain search requests and list their Twitter handles, along with any blogs or other websites where they share their insights. Most of the personal data that Bing is pulling from Facebook and Twitter is unavailable to Google because its search engine doesn’t have the same access to those information-sharing hubs as Microsoft does through its partnerships.

said. Tate said she was glad the two girls are safe but is afraid of what will happen to her daughter, Teresa Mayes. “I’m scared about what will happen to my daughter, that she will have to take the brunt of the punishment,” Tate said. “If she participated in any way, it was because she was too scared to stand up to Adam or she was brainwashed.” Speaking today on NBC’s “Today” show, Tate said she did not think the girls were actually Adam Mayes’ daughters. She also said Adam Mayes was a “control freak” who made his wife cut all ties with her family. Adam Mayes’ mother, Mary Mayes, also has been charged with conspiracy to commit especially aggravated kidnapping. Mary Mayes’ attorney, Somerville attorney Terry Dycus, said his client maintains she is not guilty. The hunt for Adam Mayes and the two young sisters encompassed parts of at least three counties in northern Mississippi. Dee Hart, who organized a Tuesday night vigil for the girls in Bolivar, Tenn., said their prayers were answered. “No words can express our elation,” she said by phone. “We know prayers brought those babies home. I can’t wait to see them.” ——— Mohr reported from Jackson, Miss. Associated Press reporters Sheila Burke and Joe Edwards in Nashville, Tenn., contributed to this story.

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Ex-NE mob boss to be sentenced in strip club plot
By LAURA CRIMALDI Associated Press

PHOENIX — As defiant as ever, get-tough Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces a federal court showdown over charges that deputies on his trademark immigration patrols racially profiled Latinos in violation of civil rights law. After months of negotiations failed to reach a settlement over the allegations, the U.S. Justice Department took the rare step Thursday of suing. “We have invariably been able to work collaboratively with law enforcement agencies to build better departments and safer communities,” Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas Perez said. Arpaio and his department “have been a glaring exception,” said Perez, who heads the civil rights division. The main issue that caused talks to break down last month was federal officials’ insistence that Arpaio agree to a courtappointed monitor for the department. Arpaio objected, saying it would undermine his authority. “I am not going to surrender my office to the federal government,” a visibly angry Arpaio said at an afternoon news conference. “I will fight this to the bitter end.” The lawsuit means that a federal judge will decide the escalating, long-standing dispute. The Justice Department, which had been investigating Arpaio on civil rights allegations for more than three years and faced a similar impasse earlier in the investigation, said it was left with no choice but to sue the sheriff to seek the courtappointed monitor it wants to oversee the law enforcement agency. The DOJ had filed another lawsuit against Arpaio that alleged his office refused to fully cooperate with a request for records and access to jails and employees. It was settled last summer after the office complied. The latest lawsuit comes as part of the DOJ’s effort to enforce a law passed after the verdict in the Rodney King police brutality case and the Los Angeles riots. It bans police from systematically violating constitutional rights. Normally, settlements are filed in court as part of lawsuits that aren’t contested by the police agencies. Since the law’s passage, federal officials said that only once before has the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against a police department with which they were unable to reach an agreement. In 1999, they filed a lawsuit against Columbus, Ohio, police, but the two sides eventually settled, Perez said. The DOJ first leveled the allegations against Arpaio in December, saying a culture of disregard for basic constitutional rights prevailed at his office, which covers the Phoenix metropolitan area. Arpaio’s office is accused of punishing Hispanic jail inmates for speaking Spanish and launching some patrols based on complaints that never reported a crime but conveyed concerns about dark-skinned people congregating or speaking Spanish. The DOJ has been trying to require Arpaio’s office to train officers in how to make constitutional traffic stops, collect data on people arrested in traffic stops and assure Latinos that the department is there to protect them. One of the examples cited in the lawsuit was a Latino woman who is a U.S. citizen and was five months pregnant when she was stopped as she pulled into her driveway.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — When 84-year-old Luigi “Baby Shacks” Manocchio is led away to prison, the New England Mafia will lose an “old school” former boss who came up through the ranks during the mob’s heyday only to be undone in his old age over his role in the shakedown of Providence strip clubs. The New England Mafia remains as a shell of its former self, crippled in its ability to control businesses through fear, stay out of the crosshairs of law enforcement or even adhere to the sacred code of silence that made the organization so powerful, observers said. Nine people described by prosecutors as Mafia leaders, members and associates were ensnared by an investigation into the shakedown of Providence strip clubs and other extortion activities. Aside from Manocchio, Raymond “Scarface” Jenkins, 48, is also being sentenced on today in U.S. District Court in Providence. He pleaded guilty to extortion conspiracy for his role in the extortion of a used-car salesman for $25,000. The organization also faces a bleak financial future as its gambling operations become marginalized by legalized casino gaming in some New England states and by Internet gambling operations, observers say. Also, the mob no longer has the “fear factor” that once commanded payoffs from businesses, some say. “It’s not an area where there’s a lot of money to be made anymore,” said attorney Ray Mansolillo, a former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent who represented Manocchio in the past but isn’t involved in the strip club case. The case, Mansolillo said, shows the mob is now chasing scraps wherever it can, rather than collecting payoffs from a range of businesses. Retired Massachusetts state police Col. Thomas J. Foley, whose book on the hunt for reputed Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger was published this week, said the New England Mafia can still make money but “it’s not as easy as it was.” “It was, you walk in, you do a little damage to the business, you threaten them and they fall in line,” Foley said. “They don’t have the fear factor that was there in the earlier years.” Manocchio is referred to by police as an “old school” member of La Cosa Nostra, who learned at the knee of the late boss Raymond L.S. Patriarca while developing the reputation of a gentleman in Federal Hill, the Providence neighborhood where he lived alone. La Cosa Nostra, which means “this thing of ours,” is a national alliance of criminals who are organized by families or groups. In New England, they are known for running illegal gambling operations, loan sharking and moving stolen goods. When Patriarca died in 1984 he was facing charges that he and others took part in a scheme to skim $11 million from a labor union. To try to root out La Cosa Nostra, the FBI enlisted Bulger, who’s also in his 80s, and Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi as informants to supply information about their organized crime rivals. Bulger, who was captured with his girlfriend last summer in Santa Monica, Calif., after being on the run since 1995, is awaiting trial on charges he participated in 19 murders. He has pleaded not guilty.

NEW YORK — A change to the design of a needle that will sit atop One World Trade Center is raising questions over whether the building will still be America’s tallest when completed. The 408-foot-tall needle will no longer be enclosed in a fiberglass-and-steel enclosure called a radome, a feature that was recently removed from the original design because the building’s developer says it would be impossible to properly maintain or repair it. Without the enclosure, it’s unclear whether the needle is an antenna or a spire — a crucial distinction in terms of measuring the building’s height. Without the spire, One World Trade Center would actually be shorter than the Willis Tower in Chicago, which currently wears the crown of tallest building in the U.S. at 1,451 feet, not including its own antennas. Last week, the skyscraper became New York City’s tallest building as workers erected steel columns that were just high enough to rise above the Empire State Building’s observation deck. The building is being constructed to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. In order to repair or replace a broken panel on the needle’s proposed enclosure, a climber would have to scale the spire, attach a cable to the top, lower the cable about 2,000 feet down, and then use it to hoist a 2,000-pound piece of fiberglass back to the top, said Jordan Barowitz, a spokesman for Douglas Durst, the building’s developer. “This is the stuff of ‘Mission Impossible,’ not skyscraper construction,” Barowitz said. The tower’s architects at Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday. Designs call for the tower’s roof to stand at 1,368 feet (416.97 meters) — the same height as the north tower of the original World Trade Center. With the needle, the building’s total height will be a symbolic 1,776 feet, referring to America’s founding in 1776. Experts and architects have long disagreed about how to measure the height of skyscrapers that have masts, spires and antennas that stretch into the sky. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a Chicago-based organization considered an authority on such records, says antennas do not count when determining building height. An antenna, the group says, is something simply added to the top of a tower that can be removed. By contrast, a spire is something that is part of the building’s architectural design. The council has not yet decided how the needle’s lack of an enclosure will affect its status as either an antenna or a spire, though it will, indeed, function as a broadcast antenna. On its website, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey describes the needle as an antenna. “The short answer is we don’t know yet,” said Kevin Brass, a spokesman for the council. “There is no doubt that this change will raise questions about the height.” The council’s committee on building height will ultimately have to sit down with updated drawings from the architects and developers and make a final determination, Brass said.

Answers to Thursday’s questions: When it comes to fine dining, the musical term intermezzo, which means “something in between” in Italian describes a palate-cleansing course served between two larger courses. Czech-born National Hockey League sharpshooter Jaromir Jagr picked 68 as the number of his team jersey to commemorate 1968, the year his homeland revolted against Soviet Communist rule and the year his grandfather (for whom he was named) died while jailed as a political prisoner. Today’s questions: What humorous newspaper comic strip was born in 1978 after its creator failed to syndicate his first cartoon series, Gnorm Gnat? What 1963 hit single by the Kingsmen did the FBI clear of obscenity charges after finding its lyrics “unintelligible at any speed?” Answers in Saturday’s Herald. Today’s words: Ebenezer: a memorial stone Uppowoc: tobacco The Outstanding National Debt as of 6:30 a.m. today was $15, 692,943,509,124. The estimated population of the United States is 312,741,001, so each citizen’s share of this debt is $50,179. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.97 billion per day since Sept. 28, 2007.

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