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Spencerville to dedicate veterans park
St. John’s St. Joseph building turns 100
Stadium Club sets work days
Spencerville will dedicate its Veterans Memorial Park on Memorial Day. Villagers will gather at the park at Main and Sixth streets at 2 p.m. Other events of the day include a parade at 10:30 a.m.; chicken dinners at noon at the VFW Post; and a pie and cake reception following the dedication. All are welcome.
The Delphos Stadium Club is wrapping up the sidewalk work near the baseball/ softball diamonds and shifting focus to the fencing at the east end of the football field. Volunteers are needed for the following days: 8 a.m. Saturday — Back fill and grade stones along the new sidewalks. Bring a flat shovel and rake, if available. 8 a.m. June 2 and 5:30 p.m. June 5— Mount posts for gates by the football locker room. Set forms for sidewalks at the east end of the football field.
Final days for pre-sale pool tickets this week
The final days to purchase pre-sale season tickets for the Delphos Municipal Swimming Pool is today, Thursday and Friday at the Municipal Building. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday they will be sold at the pool during pool hours (weather permitting). Presale prices are: Single $60 Family $170 Over 55 $50 Regular price effective May 29, 2012: Single $80 Family $195 Over 55 $70 Applications can be obtained at the Municipal Building or on the city’s website at www.cityofdelphos.com. To purchase a family pass, applicants must bring or attach a copy of their 2011 federal income tax form to show proof of dependents. Checks are to be made payable to “City of Delphos.” The pool opens on Saturday. Pool hours are from noon to 8 p.m. General admission is $5.
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Students at St. John’s School celebrate the elementary building’s 100th birthday on Monday. The cornerstone of the building was laid on May 20, 1912. Above: A balloon launch finishes the celebration. As students returned to their classrooms, each received a cookie.
St. John’s beloved Blue Jay gets some skin from students The St. Joseph Building, or St. John’s Elementary, was built in 1912-13. The cornerstone, inset, was laid in May 1912. The building was closed in by winter. Work started again in as they await the celebration. Rain forced the blessing of Spring 1913 but was halted for a flood. Work resumed once the floodwaters receded and the building inside the church. The short shower ended and festivities resumed at the school. students took occupancy on Oct, 21, 1913.
TODAY Regional Track and Field: at Tiffin and Troy (D-III), 4 p.m. THURSDAY Regional Track and Field: at Lexington (D-II), 4 p.m. FRIDAY Regional Track and Field: at Tiffin and Troy (D-III), 4 p.m. State Tennis: at OSU, TBA Sunny Thursday with high in upper 80s. See page 2.
Elida to graduate 160 Sunday
Staff reports ELIDA — Elida High School will hold its commencement at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Elida Fieldhouse. Valedictorian Christopher Radabaugh and Salutatorian Robin Klaus will address the class. Radabaugh is the son of Chris and Lisa Radabaugh. He will attend The Ohio State University, majoring in physics. Klaus is the daughter of Michael and Susan Klaus. She will attend the College of Wooster, majoring in English, math education and art history. The Elida High School class of 2012 includes: Jordan David Anderson, Ashley Nicole Armstrong, Nicole Arnold, Joshua Ryan Ballard, Stephanie Anne Barber, Andrea Marie Beery, Chelsea Marie Bell, DéJwauna Sierra Benjamin, Gregory Bennett, Eric John Biedenharn, Christopher David Biederman, Kelsey N. Bimer, Colin Bradley Blymyer, Danielle Renee Bowman, Trey D. Bowman, Ryan Christopher Bown, Elizabeth Ann Boyle,
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Jared Alexander Breitigan, Keaton Alyn Brenneman, Craig A. Bridge, Diamond Monique Brown, Nathanael N. Brown, Joseph Michael Burnett, Aaron T. Butler, Theran Edward Carroll, Jaden Sierra Carter, Teresa Anna Cilli, Caitlynn Nicole Covey, Lawrence Christopher Cunningham Jr., Joshua Guy Dawson, Ronald L. DiNardo, Zachary Aaron Donley, Ian Christopher Dukehart, Samuel Lee Dunlap, Tyler B. Dunlap, Ashley Danielle Ebeling, Drew Preston Edwards, Jennifer Marie Eilerman, Michael R. Ellerbrock, Austin Kent Etzler, Corissa Diane Evans, Mitchell Todd Evans, Alyssa Bailey Ewen, Andrea Katelyn Fletcher, Ashley Marie Follrod, Jarred Michael Fought, Heidi Marie Fried, Derek Frieson, Bryant Rashawn Gladen, Keaton Michael Greeley, Zachary Jeremiah Green, Connor J. Grogg, Jessica Christine Guerrero, Chelsea Lynn Hafer, Joshua H. Haller, Alexandra Magdalena Hambleton, Mackenzie J. Hampshire, Tra Barnett See ELIDA, page 3
Council OKs purchase of $74,100 membranes for wastewater treatment plant
BY NANCY SPENCER email@example.com remain offline until representatives from Ovivo return to the plant to determine if the membrane platelets were in fact damaged from a weld fail or if operations caused the damage. Berquist said he did not know when Ovivo representatives would visit the plant. The membrane plates will be delivered in the next several weeks. Council also approved continuing an Enterprise Zone Agreement with Vanamatic Company and modified the agreement with K&M Tire to include real property owner Langhals Enterprise, LLC. This is the final year for the Vanamatic agreement. The K&M abatement will last nine more years. The ordinance will be forwarded to the Allen County commissioners, the Ohio Department of Taxation and
DELPHOS — City council on Monday approved on emergency measure $74,100 to purchase 800 membrane plates for the wastewater treatment plant. The cost includes installation and shipping. Safety Service Director Greg Berquist said Wastewater Superintendent Todd Teman believes the membranes that need replaced have manufacturing issues and should be under warranty. Officials from Ovivo USA, LLC, will come to the plant and inspect the affected membranes to determine if it is a warranty issue. If it is found the membranes are faulty, the city will not incur the cost. Berquist noted the train containing the membranes has been shut down and will
Development and the county auditor for approval. Parks and Recreation Director Craig Mansfield updated council on improvements to the Delphos Municipal Swimming Pool. Mansfield said the east wall was completed with stainless steel wall supports and caulking and sealing was completed. He added that a portion of the west wall was also reinforced with stainless steel when a large section of that wall was found to be unstable. He also said the repair brings the pool a 70 percent decrease in water loss. “Last year, we were constantly adding water to keep the level up. This will also help with the cost of chemicals and keep the temperature at an even keel,” he said. The water temperature See COUNCIL, page 3
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Mercer Co. makes arrests in Mendon home invasion
By ED GEBERT Times Bulletin Editor CELINA — Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Gray announced yesterday that arrests have been made in the home invasion case near Mendon, but the charges are only for one incident. Gray has scheduled a Wednesday morning press conference to disclose these latest developments in the investigation of the Feb. 25 home invasion robbery at 12617 Dutton Rd., just south of the Van Wert - Mercer County Line. The only information released on Tuesday was that “arrests have been made,” in the home invasion at the home of 79-year-old William Fair and his daughter Kathy near Mendon. In a statement, Gray clarified the situation between the investigation of the Fair home invasion and the double murder at the home of Robert Grube in late November. “To avoid confusion, I want to point out the murders of Robert and Colleen Grube are still being investigated. At this time we do not believe the two cases are related. Progress is being made in the Grube investigation and when appropriate, we will release more information on that investigation.” Meanwhile, Van Wert County Sheriff Stan D. Owens told the Times Bulletin Tuesday that there are no announcements forthcoming in the March home invasion at the home of 27-year-old Daniel Hemker near Middle Point. “Our investigation is continuing into our incident,” Owens stated. “We have been working hand in hand with both the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Identification (BCI). We have one detective assigned to the Hemker case full-time since it happened.” With the statements by Grey and Owens, it appears that the three home invasion crimes could have been committed by different groups of people, although no one is willing to rule out anything. Details on the persons arrested in connection with the Mendon area case will be released at Grey’s press conference today. In the minds of many members of the public, the three cases were related. The common threads included the use of duct tape to bind victims and the reports of at least two suspects and similar vehicles. In the two Mercer County cases, the victims were an elderly father and a caregiver daughter. However, law enforcement has been adamant all along that the investigations would be conducted separately. In the late evening of Nov. 29, 2011, at least two suspects entered the home of Robert
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and Colleen Grube near Fort Recovery, bound the hands of the victims and shot them. Both were discovered dead in the home when a family member came to check on them on the morning of Nov. 30. Almost three months later, two men and a woman forced their way into the Fair home north of Mendon and attempted to bind the hands of the residents, but were unable to do so. The trio stole some cash and left in what was described as a dark-colored boxy SUV. Witness descriptions led to a sketch of one of the suspects being posted in the media and around the internet. Fast forward almost a month, and two men forced their way into a Van Wert County home of Daniel Hemker near Middle Point. They managed to bind Hemker and place him in the rear of his car, drive him two and a half miles to the quarry along Middle Point Rd., drop the car into gear and let it go into the cold water where it sunk about 35 feet to the bottom of the quarry. The car landed on its roof which broke the rear window of the vehicle, providing Hemker a way to escape a watery grave. He managed to get to shore, walk back home and call 911. He was able to give a description of the two men and their vehicle -- a midlate 90’s Ford Ranger pick-up truck with an extended cab and a short bed.
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Answers to Monday’s questions: In the heart-wrenching 1959 movie The Diary of Anne Frank, the title character’s last words: “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” Chang and Eng Bunker, the first recorded Siamese twins, came by their first names from Thai words for their body positions — chang means left; eng means right. Today’s questions: What wild game was vice president Dick Cheney hunting when he accidentally shot and wounded a friend in 2006? When it comes to foreign transportation, what’s a howdah? Answers in Thursday’s Herald. Today’s words: Flavescent: yellowish Modulus: a number of quantity that measures force, function or effect Today’s joke: Two guys were riding in a car, arguing about how to say the name of the city that they were in. One said “Louieville” and the other “Louiseville.” They went on arguing and arguing, until they came upon a fast-food restaurant. The one guy goes inside and says to the waitress, “Tell me the name of the place where I am right now really, really, really slowly.” The waitress goes, “Bur-ger-King.”
Teen treated and released following crash
Nov. 22, 1950-May 22, 2012 Roger L. Wiechart, 61, of Delphos, died at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born Nov. 22, 1950, in Lima, to Bernard and Elizabeth (Stopfel) Wiechart. He is survived by his longtime caregiver, Jay (Ellen) Moore of Ottoville; and his second family, Don and Norma Moore of Grover Hill and the rest of the Moore family. Mr. Wiechart was a brick layer who took several trade classes, was an avid fisherman and hunter and member at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial begins at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Mel Verhoff officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where the parish wake begins at 7:30 p.m. Memorials are to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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A Delphos teen was transported to St. Rita’s Medical Center and treated and released following a two-vehicle accident reported at 9:50 p.m. Monday near the intersection of East Fifth and North Pierce streets. Morgan Shobe, 17, was traveling eastbound in the outside lane of East Fifth Street when a vehicle driven by Elmer Dickman, 83, of Delphos, also traveling eastbound in the inside lane attempted a lane change and sideswiped the Shobe vehicle. Both vehicles sustained non-functional damage.
High temperature Tuesday in Delphos was 74 degrees, low was 57. High a year ago today was 82, low was 61. Record high for today is 93, set in 2007. Record low is 31, set in 1963. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press
Roger E. Crowe, 71, of Delphos died at his residence. He was born Sept. 4, 1940 in Van Wert County to Merlin and Velma (Jamison) Crowe, who preceded him in death. Survivors include a sister, Mary (Jeff) Miller of Delphos; nieces and nephews, Sharon Cummings, Laura Cross, Mary Ann Wilson, Susan Gabel, Alison Metcalfe, Jan Nussbaum, John Miller and Sam Miller; and many greatnieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Crowe; and great-nephew, Nathan Miller. Mr. Crowe had been a civilian employee with the Navy and then Army, where he worked as an electrical engineer at the Tank Plant in Lima. He was a very active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, IEEE, was treasurer for the Marbletown Festival and was on the board to help restore the Dienstberger House. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church, the Rev. David Howell officiating. Burial will be in King Cemetery, Middle Point. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, and for one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. Preferred memorials are to Trinity United Methodist Church.
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April 6, 1915-May 20, 2012 Mary Evelyn Beerman, 97, of Venedocia, died at 10:06 p.m. Sunday at Van Wert County Hospital. She was born April 6, 1915, in Venedocia to Howell and Odie Jones. On June 24, 1939, she married Robert William Beerman, who died on Aug. 2, 1986. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Thomas Emery officiating. Burial will be in Venedocia Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to Salem Presbyterian Church or the Organ Fund.
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LUCAS (AP) — The oldest child of actors Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall is helping to raise money to renovate part of the Ohio farm where the pair married in 1945. The News Journal in Mansfield reports Stephen Bogart will make his first visit to nearby Malabar Farm from June 1-3. The meet-and-greets and special meals are part of a fundraising campaign to help renovate the mansion on the property. Malabar Farm administrative director Sybil Burksey says water and flooring problems have left the home in desperate need of repairs. The farm founded by celebrity author Louis Bromfield in 1939 is now part of a state park. Bogart says his mother, who turns 88 this year, is happy he’s making the trip to see where his parents’ marriage began.
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ODOT launches program aimed at generating millions in new revenue
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is hoping to generate millions of dollars in new money by launching a program that will permit advertising and sponsorship opportunities at interstate rest areas and welcome centers throughout Ohio. The department is now seeking competitive bids for the Sponsorship, Maintenance, and Advertising Revenue Tartgeted (SMART) program. Money generated from the SMART program will help ODOT offset a portion of the $30 to $50 million the agency spends each year to maintain the state’s 101 rest areas. Annual rest area maintenance costs include paying gas, water, electric and sewage bills, as well as mowing grass, resurfacing parking lots, improving buildings and paying for janitorial and housekeeping services. “This new program will pay for some of the major “This new pro- construction projects communities have told us they want,” said ODOT Director gram will help Jerry Wray. “Launching the do two things: SMART program demonreduce the amount strates that ODOT is seriabout outside of money ODOT ous box andthinking innovathe seeking tive and alternative funding spends on rest sources to pay for road conarea maintenance struction in Ohio.” This is the first major and generate new initiative ODOT has money we can use announced since it launched to pay for some the Division of Innovative Delivery earlier this year. of the major con- The department is exploring the revstruction projects options to unlock the Ohio enue potential of communities have Turnpike and non-interstate addition to told us they want.” rest areas, in program to developing a — ODOT Director Jerry generate millions of dollars for the sponsorship and Wray naming rights of certain state-owned assets such as help do two things: reduce bridges, interchanges and the amount of money sections of highway. ODOT spends on rest area The division is also maintenance and generate exploring public-private new money we can use to partnerships (P3’s) to expedite the construction of some of the state’s largest construction projects, including: • The second Innerbelt Bridge in Cleveland • The Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati • The Portsmouth Bypass in Scioto County • An interchange for U.S. Route 36 and SR 37 on I-71 in Delaware County In January, ODOT announced a $1.6 billion budget hole that forced the department to push back by decades some of the state’s largest construction projects. Since then, the agency has initiated a complete review of all current and future transportation projects to identify those that could be excellent candidates for P3’s, and has sought to identify additional sources of revenue to aid in the funding of major transportation projects throughout the state. Details of the review are expected later this year.
High court in upholds state smoking ban
COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s statewide smoking ban is constitutional, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously today. The court rejected claims by a Columbus tavern owner that argued the fines it was charged for violations were an illegal taking of property, violating the state’s legitimate police powers. Justice Judith Ann Lanzinger, in authoring the opinion, wrote, “The goal of this legislation is to protect the health of the workers and other citizens of Ohio.” She said, “It does so by regulating proprietors of public places and places of employment in a minimally invasive way.”
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Monday afternoon was 74 degrees. The slide has been sandblasted and painted, a portion of the concrete near the slide was replaced and the pool liner was repaired. Mansfield said work on the pool this spring totaled between $34,000 and $36,000, much of which was funded through a grant and donations. Newly-hired Pool Manager Lois MacLennan was introduced to council. MacLennan will lead 34 employees, 18 of whom are certified lifeguards. She is employed at St. John’s Schools. Mansfield noted that 30 of the 34 employees returned from last year. The pool has already scheduled several pool parties and special events. The D.A.R.E. swim party is set for June 16 and the The Up to the Challenge Swim Meet is set for Aug. 1. The pool will open for the season on Saturday. Temperatures are forecast in the 90s. Council also approved two easements of gross and a standard easement. One of the easements of gross and the regular easement were granted to Brentily’s Steak House. The Easement of Gross is for approximately half of the alleyway between the steak house and the Delphos Club. Brentily’s will use the approximate 600 square feet to put a single row of tables next to its building to give customers the option of dining outside. Berquist noted the business cannot serve alcoholic beverages to customers enjoying the outdoor space. The standard easement allows the steak house to keep its dumpster off to the side on the canal parking lot. The second Easement of Gross was approved for Pitsenbarger Supply. Owners of the business noticed a por-
tion of the wall on the north side of the structure is bulging and needs reinforcement. The city owns the property adjacent to the structure and reinforcement will be installed on city property. Council heard on first reading an ordinance increasing the cost of fees for planning and zoning within the city due to the rising cost of publishing legal notices. Fees for a variance will be $75; petitions for amendment (zoning change) will be $100; and alley or street vacation petitions will be $100. Council heard on second reading an ordinance to transfer funds within funds for operating purposes. $800,000 will be transferred from the Sewer Fund to the OWDA Fund; $300,000 will be transferred from the Water Fund to the Water Improvement Fund; and $400,000 will be transferred from the Income Tax Fund to the OWDA Fund. City Auditor Tom Jettinghoff requested a review for the 2013 budget. The meeting will take place at 6:45 p.m. July 2. The next council meeting will begin at 7 p.m. June 4. Editor’s note: When standard easements are granted, they follow the property. An Easement of Gross follows the owner, so if there is a new owner, the easement expires.
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Senate panel votes to cut aid for Pakistan, Egypt
By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a fresh warning to Pakistan, a Senate panel on Tuesday approved a foreign aid budget for next year that slashes President Barack Obama’s request for assistance to Islamabad by more than half and threatens further reductions if it fails to open supply routes to NATO forces in Afghanistan. The Senate Appropriations subcommittee on foreign operations also cut aid to Iraq, Egypt and Afghanistan while adding $50 million for Jordan to help it handle the influx of refugees from a violent Syria. By voice vote, the panel approved the overall bill totaling $52.1 billion, which is $2.6 billion less than what Obama requested for the 2013 fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 and $1.2 billion below current spending. The full Appropriations Committee meets Thursday to give its final approval to the legislation. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the chairman of the subcommittee, and the panel’s top Republican, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, said money for Pakistan was cut 58 percent from Obama’s request as lawmakers question Islamabad’s commitment to the fight against terrorism and as resentment lingers on Capitol Hill a year after Osama bin Laden was killed deep inside Pakistan. Tensions have increased as Pakistan closed overland supply routes to Afghanistan after a U.S. attack on the Pakistani side of the border killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in November. “We’re not adding to the money in the pipeline, but we’re going to basically take all of the money out of the pipeline if we can’t get these routes open because we’re not going to invest in a country that won’t help us in a reasonable way to deal with the threats to our forces in Afghanistan,” Graham told reporters after the panel’s vote. The bill would provide $1 billion in aid to Pakistan, including $184 million for State Department operations and $800 million for foreign assistance. Counterinsurgency money for Pakistan would be limited to $50 million. The legislation also conditions the counterinsurgency aid on Pakistan reopening the supply routes. Islamabad won’t get any of the funds for counterinsurgency or money in prior legislation unless the secretary of State certifies to the Appropriations committees that “the government of Pakistan has reopened overland cargo routes avail-
IT WAS NEWS THEN
One Year Ago • The ladies of the Delphos Country Club opened the season with a Blind Partner event on the back 9 of the course. Victors in the first flight were Shirley Wiltsie and Arlene Kortokrax, with second place going to Lou Ann Wiltsie and Linda Becker and a tie for third place: Betty Schroeder, Aggie Swint, Sandy Schimmoeller and Alice Ricker. 25 Years Ago — 1987 • Plans for graduation activities at Jefferson Senior high School have been completed, according to Principal George F. Ervin. Seventy-four seniors will be honored at the 112th commencement exercise to be held May 30 in the Jefferson Middle School auditorium. Robert M. Aldrich, Jr., honor graduate will speak for the graduating seniors. • Keith Schimmoeller closed out the Ottoville baseball season by firing a no-hitter against Fort Jennings Thursday afternoon in a Putnam County League game at Ottoville. The Big Green won the contest 1-0 when Mike Schlagbaum scored from third on Todd Knippen’s single in the seventh inning. Schimmoeller struck out seven and walked two. Ottoville pitchers have now thrown 27 consecutive innings of shutout baseball. • Don Brinkman was the top salesman in the Lions youth baseball program booster ticket sales with 270. Scott Kimmet sold 100 tickets and Derek Sterling 60. Matt Hempfling, Jay Holdgreve, Jason Hoffman and Ryan Illyes were also winners in the drawing held for every boy who sold at least one ticket. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • Betty Bailey, member of Elida High Junior Class, placed first in the District State Scholarship Test in English XI. She also placed second in the state in this subject, Division 2. James Searfoss, placed first in the district scholarship tests, Division 2, in World History and eighth in the state. • Ninety senior class students of Delphos St. John’s High School will receive diplomas during commencement exercises Thursday evening in the school’s gymnasium-auditorium. Philip Bryan will deliver the valedictory address and Karen Rahrig will be the salutatorian. • A Delphos industry received national publicity in the May issue of “Steel Marketer,” a trade publication of United States Steel Corp. The New Delphos Manufacturing Company is the subject of a feature article which traces its history since it was founded in 1898 by A. C. Almy and a Mr. Vincent as the Delphos Can Company. 75 Years Ago — 1937 • The seniors of Jefferson High School presented their farewell assembly program Friday afternoon in the Jefferson auditorium. Certificates were presented to Ruth Baxter and Don Seymour for their work in the Northwestern District solo and ensemble contest held at Bowling Green. Medal awards were given to Jack Adams, Ruth Baxter, Elmer Beckman, Betty Evans, Frances Jones, Pauline Hartlieb and Idabell Cross. • Jill Clare King, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl King of Van Wert, and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ferd King, of this city, will reign as queen of the Van Wert Peony Festival which will be held on June 9. Miss King was a former Delphos resident. Virginia Parrish of Willshire, and Rosemary Dunlap of Ridge, will be maids of honor. • A combination of heavy hitting, errorless support and the effective hurling of Kenneth Gary enabled the Coombs softball team to swamp the Palace Sweet Shop aggregation by a score of 25 to 7 at Waterworks Park Friday night. Although Gary walked ten men, he made up for his wildness by fanning twelve. Morgan hit a home run in the first inning for Coombs.
Powell not ready to offer Obama an endorsement
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell declined Tuesday to renew the presidential endorsement he gave Barack Obama four years ago, saying he wasn’t ready “to throw my weight behind someone” at this time. The former chairman of the military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff and Cabinet member under President George W. Bush demurred when asked if he was backing Obama again. A longtime GOP figure, Powell caused a stir in Republican political circles four years ago by endorsing Obama over war hero Sen. John McCain, calling Obama a “transformational figure.” Not so this time, Powell said on NBC’s “Today” show. At least, not yet. “It’s not just a matter of whether you support Obama or (Mitt) Romney. It’s who they have coming in with them,” he said. Pressed to say why he was holding back on giving Obama his blessing a second time, Powell said: “I always keep my powder dry, as they say in the military.” He said Obama had “stabilized the financial system” following the deep recession of 2008-2009 and had “fixed the auto industry.” Powell also said he thought the country was on the right path toward ending the war in Afghanistan. But he also said he thought Obama needed to work more on the economy and said he thought that he owed it to the Republican Party to listen to the proposals that likely nominee Romney will be offering, particularly on the economy. Powell said he’s “still listening” to Republican ideas, calling Romney “a good man” and saying he wasn’t ready to make a commitment to Obama.
Senator: Scandal wider than believed
By LAURIE KELLMAN and ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press WASHINGTON — Several small groups of Secret Service employees separately visited clubs, bars and brothels in Colombia prior to a visit by President Barack Obama last month and engaged in reckless, “morally repugnant” behavior, Sen. Susan Collins says. She says the employees’ actions during the stunning prostitution scandal could have provided a foreign intelligence service, drug cartels or other criminals with opportunities for blackmail or coercion that could have threatened the president’s safety. In remarks prepared for the first congressional hearing on the matter today, Collins, R-Maine, also challenged early assurances that the scandal in Colombia appeared to be an isolated incident. She noted that two participants were Secret Service supervisors — one with 21 years of service and the other with 22 years — and both were married. Their involvement “surely sends a message to the rank and file that this kind of activity is tolerated on the road,” Collins said. “This was not a one-time event,” said Collins, the senior Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, the committee’s chairman, said, “I want to hear what the Secret Service is doing to encourage people to report egregious behavior when they see it.” Today’s hearing was expected to expose new details in the scandal, which became public after a dispute over payment between a Secret Service agent and a prostitute at a Cartagena hotel on April 12. The Secret Service was in the coastal resort for a Latin American summit before Obama’s arrival. Collins said several small groups of agency employees from two hotels went out separately to clubs, bars and brothels and they “all ended up in similar circumstances.” “Contrary to the conventional story line, this was not simply a single, organized
able to support United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organization troops in Afghanistan, and funds appropriated under this heading can be used efficiently and effectively by the end of the fiscal year,” the legislation says If the secretary can’t certify to Congress, the money would be transferred to other accounts. The panel also cut money Obama proposed for Iraq by 77 percent, citing the deteriorating security situation there. The bill would provide $1.1 billion for Iraq, including $582 million in foreign assistance but no money for the police development program. “Because the Iraqi police training program has not progressed as hoped, and our relations with Pakistan have been stalled for months, Sen. Graham and I have not used $881 million that the full committee initially recommended for the subcommittee. That is money we are saving the taxpayers,” Leahy said. The panel also cut $5 million from the $250 million in economic assistance for Egypt. Graham said it equaled the amount the U.S. spent to get non-government workers out earlier this year, including Sam LaHood, son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “We got our money back,” Graham said.
The public trial of Justice Roberts
needn’t be popular. Nevertheless, the left is pushing many such non-legal arguments, including that the court shouldn’t overturn a “popular” legislative act. Even the president advanced this argument as recently as last month, although the ACA is not, in fact, all that popular. Speaking in the Rose Garden, Obama said: “Ultimately, I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.” Senate Judiciary Chairman Pat Leahy also recently publicly lobbied Roberts, saying he trusts that the chief justice has “a strong institutional sense of the proper role of the judicial branch.” And, “it would be extraordinary for the Supreme Court not to defer to Congress in this matter that so clearly affects interstate commerce.” This not-so-stealth campaign to influence the Supreme Court is obnoxious, if not unethical. It is also factually challenged. Overturning a law would not be unprecedented or extraordinary, as any first-year law student could tell you, but don’t take my word for it. Harvard University’s Laurence Tribe, one of Obama’s professors
group that went out for a night on the town together,” Collins said. Senators were expected to focus on whether the Secret Service permitted a culture in which such behavior was tolerated. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has testified previously that she would be surprised if there were other examples, but senators have been skeptical. In his own prepared remarks, Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan told senators the behavior in Colombia wasn’t representative of the agency’s nearly 7,000 employees. “I understand how the question could be asked,” Sullivan said, calling his employees “among the most dedicated, hardest working, self-sacrificing employees within the federal government.” Sullivan also assured senators that Obama’s security was never at risk. The officers implicated in the prostitution scandal could not have inadvertently disclosed sensitive security details because their confidential briefing about Obama’s trip had not taken place.
WASHINGTON — Novelist John Grisham could hardly spin a more provocative fiction: The president and his surrogates mount an aggressive campaign to intimidate the chief justice of the United States, implying ruin and ridicule should he fail to vote in a pivotal case according to the ruling political party’s wishes. If only it were fiction. The justice is of course John Roberts and the case involves the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare, which would be affordable only if the court upholds the individual mandate requiring all Americans to buy health insurance. The left’s narrative goes as follows: If the justices side with the Obama administration, they will be viewed as brilliant and nonpartisan. If the reverse occurs, why then, the justices are partisan, judicial activists who have delegitimized the court. Writing in The New Republic, Jeffrey Rosen laid it out for Roberts, whose vote likely will be decisive: “In addition to deciding what kind of chief justice he wants to be, he has to decide what kind of legal conservatism he wants to embrace. Of course, if the Roberts court strikes down health care reform by a 5-4 vote, then the chief justice’s stated goal of presiding over a less divisive court will
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be viewed as an irredeemable failure.” Lest there be any lingering confusion, permit me: Vote our way, Justice Roberts, or you will go down in history as having abrogated your duty; your reputation will be destroyed; and the country will hold you accountable not only for withholding health care from the American people, but also for rolling back the New Deal. In so many words. Wait, the New Deal? Yes, according to many on the left, including Rosen, if the court rolls back Obamacare, it will also roll back the New Deal. Legal scholars on the right insist otherwise, noting that lawyers for the plaintiffs were explicit in denying any interest in overturning precedents. I leave this debate to others more worthy, but the idea that decisions must be popular and/or bipartisan is silly on its face. Just because something is popular doesn’t make it “right” or legally correct. And, difficult as this is to accept in our Twitter culture, Supreme Court justices
and a leading liberal scholar of constitutional law, said that his former student “obviously misspoke.” It happens. Yet criticizing the Supreme Court is a consistent refrain from Obama, who began his presidency by scolding the justices. During his first State of the Union address, Obama broke decorum by criticizing the justices present for their Citizens United ruling, saying the court had “reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates for special interests — including foreign corporations — to spend without limit in our elections.” Talk about extraordinary. Publicly chastising the court — and now taunting Roberts specifically — seems to have two purposes. One is to get under Roberts’ skin in hopes that he’ll rule the “correct” if not necessarily “legally correct” way. Two is to lay the groundwork for declaring the court illegitimate if all or part of Obamacare is overturned. Either way, it’s politics at its filthiest and is beneath the dignity of the court — and of the White House. Unfortunately for Roberts, it’s up to the chief justice to hold the bar high. Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@ washpost.com.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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Fire damage worse than Culp namedCto thought, church cancelled St. Francis Fall dean’s list
BY LOVINA EICHER Our work has still been centered around the recent house fire that we experienced. My husband Joe doesn’t have to work the next two days so we are moving the furniture from our bedrooms upstairs to the downstairs and basement. We will set the beds up in the basement for the girls to sleep in. The boys are sleeping on a bed in the living room now. The carpenters that are working on the rebuilding said that a sealant will have to be applied to the walls and the floors to block out the smoke smell. They discovered that there was more heat and water damage than realized when I wrote about this a week ago. Elizabeth’s bedroom has to all be redone as well. Her bedroom seems to be the worst after the boys bedroom. We are living a little crowded now with all of their belongings and bedroom furniture down here. I can’t believe all the things the girls have accumulated through the years. I told the girls they are fortunate to be able to clean the smoke from their things since the boys don’t have anything left to clean. They lost everything that was in their bedroom. The damage wasn’t just upstairs either. Part of the ceiling had to be redone in the kitchen and dining room. It needs another layer of drywall mudding and then it is ready to sand and paint. We will have to repaint the whole ceiling since our living room, dining room and kitchen ceiling are all combined. I have decided to paint the walls too since we will be painting anyway. We have been living in this house for five years now so it will freshen everything up especially now since it was all smoked up. We cancelled our plans to hold church services in June. I could not see us getting all the painting, cleaning and so forth done with only four weeks left. We will instead take our turn twice next year. I feel so much more relaxed now to clean without that deadline looming. Our plans are just to work on finishing all the upstairs bedrooms before moving all the children’s things back upstairs. It looks like a long, busy summer ahead. And along with everything else going on we are trying to fill our gardens up. We put out 84 tomato plants this week. We are out of tomato juice so I need to fill those jars again with homemade juice. Lovina had her eighth birthday on Friday the 18th. We were so busy putting in our first cutting of hay and cleaning up from the fire that we didn’t take time to celebrate her birthday. I also had to take Loretta to physical therapy and pick up some groceries. By the time I was done with all that it was time to make supper. It was a hot day to put up hay but we got 212 bales from the hay field. Joe was glad for the hay as he had just run out. I asked Lovina if we should have cake and ice cream tonight for her birthday. She suggested having chocolate cupcakes instead so we will do that. Tomorrow, the 22nd, we celebrate another birthday for my 41st. I survived a year of the 40s and it has not been quite as bad as I thought. When Joe turned 40 I had given him a coffee cup that said “40 isn’t old if you are a tree.” Last year on my birthday, Joe gave the cup to me. I think I will pass it along to my brother-in-law Jacob who will be 40 in November. We have been very thankful for the items donated to us since the fire. I also want to thank all the readers for their help. It is used to help to replace shoes, clothes, and so forth for the boys. May God bless everyone for their kindness.
Klein earns Tiffin degree
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TODAY 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 7:30 p.m. — American Legion Post 268, 415 N. State St. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club, A&W DriveIn, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Thrift Store, North Main Street. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 5 p.m. — Delphos Coon and Sportsman’s Club hosts a chicken fry. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 1-4 p.m. — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. 1:30 p.m. — Amvets Post 698 Auxiliary meets at the Amvets post in Middle Point. 4 p.m. — Amvets Post 698 regular meeting at the Amvets post in Middle Point. 7:30 p.m. — Sons of Amvets Post 698 meet at Amvets Post in Middle Point. MONDAY Memorial Day! 10:45 a.m. — Parade steps from in front of Fire Station on East Second Street. 11 a.m. — Memorial Day service at Veterans Memorial Park at Fifth and Main streets. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.
Bridget Culp of Delphos, majoring in Physical Therapy Assistance, was named to the Fall 2011 Dean’s List at the University of St. Francis. Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher on a four point scale to be named to the dean’s list.
Tiffin University presents the 2012 Spring Semester Graduates according to Dr. Charles Christensen, Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dillon Klein of Delphos earned his degree in managerial studies.
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Strawberry season is coming up soon so I thought I’d share this recipe for a favorite around here. OLD FASHIONED STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE 2 cups flour 3 tablespoons sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons margarine 1 egg, beaten 2/3 cup milk In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in margarine until crumbly. Combine egg and milk and then add all at once stirring until moistened. May be rolled out and cut into six individual biscuits. Spread into a 9 X 13 cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes. Serve warm with crushed berries and whipped cream. (Editor’s Note: If anyone wants to pitch in to help the Eicher’s recover from their fire, we don’t have a formal fire fund set up, but we are routing relief to them through The Amish Cook Friend Club. If you wish for more funds to go tot he Eicher’s, make a note with your contribution that you wish to forgo to the Friend Club rewards. Click here to sign-up for the Amish Cook Friend Club. Lovina and her family are very appreciative! Be sure to put your address in because I know Lovina will want to thank readers later)
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Tri-County tracksters seek one more step
By JIM METCALFE firstname.lastname@example.org 4x2 (7th at 1:33.12). Biglow with be in both the 110 (4th at 15.54) and 300 hurdles (8th in 42.06). St. John’s senior Chris Will has a 12-8 leap coming into the boys pole vault, good for fourth. He also will be in the boys 4x1 with junior Will Buettner, sophomore Luke MacLennan and freshman Nick Martz that stands fourth (44.33). Will, Buettner and sophomores Mark Boggs and Jake Hays stand eighth in the 4x4 relay (3:34.98). The St. John’s girls has one quartet running in tonight’s 4x1 prelim: senior Jessica Hammons. sophomores Maddie Burgei and Samanthah Bonifas and freshman Halie Benavidez (7th in 52.10). Fort Jennings junior Macy Schroeder is also in three events: 100 dash (12.85), 200 (26.28) — both in second — and in the girls 4x4 with fellow juniors Lori Bruskotter and Kaitlin Stechschulte and sophomore Stephanie Korte (2nd in 4:09.48). Bruskotter is seventh (13.10) in the 100 dash. The Spencerville quartet of senior Alexa Brown, sophomores Karri Purdy and Tori Hardesty and freshman Cierra Adams will come in with the 6th-best time (10:09.71) in tonight’s 4x8 relay finals. Purdy will team with seniors Cortney Miller and Jennifer Post and freshman Kacie Mulholland in the
Jefferson 6th-graders grab Elida Tournament
The Jefferson 6th-grade boys basketball team recently won the Elida boys basketball tournament. Team members include, front row, left to right, Brenen Auer, Caleb Lucas, Trey Gossman and Evan Poling; and back, Cioran Shanahan, Alex Rode, Parker Poling and Davion Tyson. The team is coached by Greg Gossman and Craig Poling.
Delphos Minor League Glance Standings Team Record GB RF Cubs 2-0 17 Pirates 2-0 8 Mets 2-0 7 Tigers 1-1 1 13 Dodgers 1-1 1 11 Reds 0-2 2 6 Indians 0-2 2 3 Orioles 0-2 2 0
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RA 7 3 4 12 6 9 15 9 Last 10 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 Streak Won 2 Won 2 Won 2 Won 1 Lost 1 Lost 2 Lost 2 Lost 2
Van Wert Club Baseball Team Record Win % GB Home Away RF RA Last 10 Streak STATEWIDE 7TH GRADE 19-4 .826 - 12-1 7-3 235 101 9-1 Won 8 LEE KINSTLE 8TH GRADE 13-6 .684 4 9-3 4-3 140 91 6-4 Lost 1 Buckeye Boys Pony League Team Record Win % Middle Point 1-0 1.000 Wren 1-0 1.000 Van Wert Elks 1-0 1.000 Willshire 0-0 Convoy 0-0 Ohio City 0-0 Wallace Plumb. 0-1 .000 Grover Hill 0-1 .000 VW Als.-Gearhart 0-1 .000
Team VFW Cardinals Delpha Chevy Reds Delphos Braves Delphos Pirates Greif Rangers Ft.Jenn. Musketeers Young’s Waste Service Yankees K of C Indians 1st Federal Athletics I nner County League Team Middle Point Blue Optimist Reds VW Federal Astros Lee Kinstle Pirates Middle Point Gold VW Vision Cubs
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GB Home Away RF 0-0 1-0 18 1-0 0-0 6 0-0 1-0 9 0.5 0-0 0-0 0 0.5 0-0 0-0 0 0.5 0-0 0-0 0 1 0-0 0-1 5 1 0-0 0-0 5 1 0-1 0-0 1
GB 0.5 1 1 1.5 2 3 4.5 4.5 GB 0.5 2.5 2.5 3.5 4 4.5 Home 1-0 4-1 4-1 2-0 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-4 0-2 Home 3-0 3-0 0-1 2-0 1-0 1-1 0-3 Away 4-1 0-0 0-1 2-2 3-0 2-2 1-1 0-1 0-3 Away 2-0 1-0 2-1 0-2 0-3 0-3 0-1
RA 1 5 5 0 0 0 6 9 18
RF 60 49 37 39 51 31 36 27 5 RF 47 23 36 21 13 32 18
Last 10 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1
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Streak Won 1 Won 1 Won 1
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MONDAY’S RESULTS Buckeye Boys Pony League Middle Point 18, VW Alspach-Gearhart 1 Wren 6, Wallace Plumbing 5 Van Wert Elks 9, Grover Hill 5 Tri-County Little League Greif Rangers 23, 1st Federal Athletics 0 TUESDAY’S RESULTS Delphos Minor League Mets 3, Dodgers 1 Cubs 5, Indians 0 Pirates 5, Reds 3 Tigers 6, Orioles 0 Inner County League Optimist Reds 5, Middle Point Gold 2 Middle Point Blue 4, VW Ser. Club Red Sox 3 VW Federal Astros 19, VW Vision Cubs 10 TODAY’S GAMES Buckeye Boys Pony League Convoy at VW Elks, 6 p.m. (Smiley Park-Field 3) Ohio City at Middle Point, 8 p.m. Wren at VW Alspach-Gearhart, 8 p.m. (Smiley Park-Field 3) Tri-County Little League Delpha Chevy Reds at Delp.Pirates, 6 p.m. (LL) 1st Federal Athletics at Young’s Waste Service Yankees, 6 p.m. (Smiley Park-Field 2) Ft. Jennings Musketeers at VFW Cardinals, 7:45 p.m. (LL) K of C Indians at Greif Rangers, 7:45 p.m. (Smiley Park-Field 2) VWYB Umpires Brock B & Joe L vs. Umpires, 6 p.m. (Smiley Park-Field 2) Brock B & Austin K vs. Umpires, 7:45 p.m. (Smiley Park-Field 2) THURSDAY’S GAMES Delphos Minor League Dodgers at Pirates, 6 p.m. (LL) Tigers at Mets, 6 p.m. (Dia. 4) Indians at Orioles, 8 p.m. (LL) Cubs at Reds, 8 p.m. (Dia. 4) Buckeye Boys Pony League Willshire at Wallace Plumbing, 6 p.m. (Smiley Park-Field 3) Inner County League Optimist Reds at Middle Point Blue, 6 p.m. Lee Kinstle Pirates at VW Federal Astros, 6 p.m. (Smiley Park-Field 2) VW Vision Cubs at Middle Point Gold, 7:45 p.m. VWYB Umpires Tyler W & Jared F vs. Umpires, 6 p.m. (Smiley Park-Field 2)
TROY — Now is the time of the high school track and field season that athletes hope to peak. Starting today at Troy and elsewhere, area athletes will look to keep the dream alive for a berth at the Jesse Owens Memorial Track next week. In today’s Division III Regional finals, Jefferson senior Kennedy Boggs begins her quest to qualify for state in four events as she enters the girls high jump tied for first with St. John’s junior Alyssa Faurot and two others at 5-2. She won last week’s Spencerville District. As well, she will team with junior Breanna Strayer and sophomores Brooke Teman and Rileigh Stockwell in the preliminaries of the 4x2 relay (4th heading in at 1:48.22); Teman, Stockwell and junior Chelsea Bishop in the 4x4 (3rd at 4:09.99); and solo in the 400 meters (1st at 58.42). Teman, Stockwell and fellow sophomores Kendi Ulm and Rebekah Geise will be in the finals of the 4x8 relay (8th at 10:25.71) tonight. Wildcat junior Nick Gallmeier with be in four prelims: the 100 (13th at 12.05); the 200 dash (7th in 23.12; teaming with senior Darren Edinger, junior Chris Truesdale and sophomore Tyler Mox in the 4x1 (12th at 45.30); and combining with Truesdale, Mox and fellow junior Cody Biglow in the
Kings edge Coyotes 4-3 in overtime to win West
By JOHN MARSHALL The Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. — A great road playoff run has the Los Angeles Kings in a place they haven’t been since the Great One was skating in Southern California. Dustin Penner scored 17:42 into overtime and the Kings beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Tuesday night to earn their first trip to the Stanley Cup finals since 1993. “It means everything,” Kings defenseman Drew Doughty said. “You grow up your whole life wanting to be in that Stanley Cup final.” The kings of the road, Los Angeles will play for Lord Stanley’s cup for the second time as a franchise after taking down the Western Conference’s top three seeds. The Kings knocked off No. 1 Vancouver, the Presidents’ Trophy winner, No. 2 St. Louis and rounded it out with a 5-game win over the No. 3 Coyotes in the conference finals to become the second No. 8 seed — along with Edmonton in 2006 — to reach the Stanley Cup finals. They played hard, utilized their skill and size and won away from home like no other team in NHL history. After losing Game 4 at home, Los Angeles closed out Phoenix in the desert for its NHL record eighth straight road victory of the playoffs. The Kings became the first team to go undefeated on the road en route to the Stanley Cup finals and have won 10 straight road playoff games over two seasons, another record. Anze Kopitar scored Los Angeles’ fifth short-handed goal of the playoffs, Drew Doughty had a goal an assist, and Mike Richards also scored for Los Angeles. Jonathan Quick had some big saves in the third period and overtime, and Penner capped it by gathering a bouncing puck and beating Smith for his third goal of the playoffs. Next up for the Kings is a trip to the New York metropolitan area. They will play Game 1 next Wednesday at either the New York Rangers or the New Jersey Devils. Los Angeles last played in the final round 19 years ago, vs. Montreal. “There hasn’t been much success as an organization but we’ve got an opportunity to play for the Cup,” said Kings captain Dustin Brown, who angered the Coyotes with a hit that knocked defenseman Michal Rozsival from the game just before Penner’s goal. “But there’s still a lot of work to be done.” Taylor Pyatt had a goal and an assist, Marc-Antoine Pouliot and Keith Yandle also scored, and Smith made some superb saves while facing 51 shots. Los Angeles blew one chance to put away the pesky Coyotes. Leading the series 3-0 and playing at home, the Kings couldn’t match Phoenix’s intensity in Game 4 and lost 2-0, giving the Coyotes a glimmer of hope. What they didn’t want to do is give them momentum. Phoenix has been as good as any team in the league when the confidence is rolling, using an 11-game winning streak in February to get back into the playoff race and a 5-game surge to close out its first NHL division title. The Kings had come through in this spot once before, defeating Vancouver on the road after failing to complete the sweep at home in Game 4. They didn’t seem ready to do it again. Riding the confidence carryover from Game 4, the Coyotes dominated early, controlling the puck, giving the Kings little room in the neutral zone or anywhere else. Phoenix had some good scoring chances early and
Pyatt cashed in on a power play, redirecting Martin Hanzal’s one-timer in the slot 4:20 into the game. Despite numerous other good chances, including a couple on a power play, the Coyotes couldn’t get another puck past Quick in the first period. Adding to it, the Kings snatched a little momentum back with Kopitar’s short-handed goal, on a redirect of a shot by Doughty after Smith was called for icing. The second period wound up being a shootout. Pouliot gave Phoenix the lead back by flipping a backhander past Quick on a loose puck in front for his first career playoff goal. Doughty tied it a few minutes later, scoring from just inside the blue line on a shot Smith had trouble seeing through traffic. Richards scored on rebound to put Los Angeles up 3-2, Yandle tied it again after a pass by Pyatt caromed off his right leg past Quick. Both teams had numerous scoring chances in a hectic third period but both goalies made some superb saves. They went back and forth in the overtime, too, until Penner finally ended it when a shot by Jeff Carter caromed out front to him in the slot.
Glendale council takes 1st step in Coyotes sale: The Glendale City Council has approved a preliminary budget that includes $17 million to be paid to the prospective buyer of the Coyotes for operating costs for the city’s Jobing.com Arena. The 4-3 vote on Tuesday night was the first in a series of moves necessary before the council approves a new lease for the arena. The council has two more preliminary budget hearings before taking a final budget vote. No date has been set for the council to consider the new lease but it is expected to do so in the next few weeks. The NHL has reached a tentative deal to sell the team to Greg Jamison, former CEO of the San Jose Sharks, contingent on a new lease agreement with Glendale.
The Associated Press NL Capsules PHILADELPHIA — Jordan Zimmermann pitched six solid innings and Ian Desmond and Rick Ankiel homered to lead the Washington Nationals to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. Bryce Harper tripled, singled and drove in two runs for the Nationals, who won their third straight game and beat the Phillies for the sixth straight time in Philadelphia — something that never had been done in the franchise’s 43-year history. Washington has defeated Philadelphia in four of the five meetings this season and 13 of the last 16 overall. Erik Kratz homered for Philadelphia, which lost its season-worst fourth straight. Zimmermann (3-4) earned his first win in five career starts against Philadelphia, surrendering one run and seven hits in six innings. METS 3, PIRATES 2 PITTSBURGH — Lucas Duda smacked a go-ahead RBI-single in the top of the eighth in support of starter R.A. Dickey and the Mets edged the Pirates. Dickey (6-1) struck out a career-high 11 in seven innings, giving up one run on four hits to move into a tie with a host of others for the most wins in the majors. Frank Francisco pitched the ninth for his 11th save. Josh Harrison had two hits for the Pirates, who couldn’t take advantage of another strong start by James McDonald. Mike Baxter, batting leadoff for the first time in his career, doubled off Juan Cruz (1-1) with one out in the eighth then came home two batters later when Duda’s liner glanced off the glove of first baseman Garrett Jones and rolled into right field. REDS 4, BRAVES 3 CINCINNATI — Brandon Phillips drove in three runs with a pair of homers off Brandon Beachy, leading the Reds to a victory over the Braves. Rookie shortstop Zack Cozart also homered off Beachy (5-2) as the Reds got the best of another high-powered game. The teams have combined for 10 homers in the two games, seven of them by Cincinnati. The Reds moved a seasonhigh four games over .500 at 23-19 with their fourth straight win. Mat Latos (3-2) gave up five hits, including the first of Michael Bourn’s two solo homers, in seven innings to win his third straight decision. Left-hander Aroldis Chapman fanned two in the ninth for his second save, pitching a day after his arrest for speeding. MARLINS 7, ROCKIES 6 MIAMI — Ricky Nolasco gave up three runs in the first inning, then settled down to set a franchise record for career victories when the Marlins rallied past the Rockies for the second night in a row. Nolasco (5-2) broke a tie in the third with a 2-run double off Juan Nicasio (2-2) that put the Marlins ahead to stay. On his third try, the right-hander became the Marlins’ sole leader in career wins with a record of 69-53. He had been tied with Dontrelle Willis for the most victories.
Nolasco gave up four runs in six innings against the Rockies (15-27), who have lost six straight and are off to their worst start since 1995. The Marlins (24-19) tied the franchise record for victories in May. CARDINALS 4, PADRES 0 ST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright threw a 4-hitter and the Cardinals beat the Padres. It was his first shutout victory since Aug. 6, 2010, and third in his career. Wainwright (3-5), who missed the 2011 season with elbow ligament replacement surgery, struck out nine and walked one while throwing 111 pitches. He retired the first eight batters and allowed just one runner to reach third base. Carlos Beltran had two hits and two RBIs and Matt Holliday added two hits and an RBI for the Cardinals. Edinson Volquez (2-4) gave up five hits and three runs in six innings. The former Cincinnati Red remains winless in St. Louis. He is 0-3 in four career starts at Busch Stadium with a 6.50 ERA. GIANTS 6, BREWERS 4 MILWAUKEE — Buster Posey homered off the Miller Park scoreboard and had three RBIs as the Giants beat the Brewers. The Giants won for the eighth time in 11 games despite being outhit 11-5. The Brewers went 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position off San Francisco starter Matt Cain (4-2) and have lost six out of seven. Cain pitched out of trouble, allowing four runs on 11 hits without walking a batter and striking out eight in seven innings. Santiago Casilla pitched the ninth for his 11th save. Milwaukee’s Shaun Marcum (2-3) gave up six runs on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six innings. It was the first time this season the right-hander gave up more than three earned runs. ASTROS 2, CUBS 1 HOUSTON — J.D. Martinez hit the go-ahead RBI single in the sixth inning and Jose Altuve had a solo homer to give the Astros a win over the Cubs. The loss extends Chicago’s losing skid to a season-long eight games. The hit by Martinez was the first for Houston since the first inning, but Justin Maxwell and Carlos Lee both drew 2-out walks before it to set up the score. Houston starter J.A. Happ (4-3) allowed five hits and a run in six innings for the win. Closer Brett Myers pitched a perfect ninth for his 11th save. Alfonso Soriano led off the fourth inning with a solo shot to left-center field that tied it at 1-1. The home run marked the first time in four games that Chicago had scored before the ninth inning. DODGERS 8, DIAMONDBACKS 7 PHOENIX — Ivan De Jesus hit a two-run double with two outs in the ninth to give the Dodgers the lead and Dee Gordon went airborne to turn a game-ending double play as the Dodgers rallied past the Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks, who squandered a five-run lead going into the seventh, took a 7-6 lead in the bottom of the eighth on Lyle Overbay’s homer off Josh
4x2 relay (6th in 1:49.04). Purdy, Cortney Miller and Mulholland join with senior Kelli Ley in the girls 4x4 prelims with the best time (4:04.23). Mulholland is going solo in the 200-meter dash (26.69, good for 6th). In the boys discus finals, Ottoville senior Greg Rue comes in eighth (142-8), while Spencerville junior Lucas Shumate has the third-best throw (147-2). Spencerville junior Abby Freewalt stands fifth (36-9.5) in the girls shot put finals. Ottoville sophomore Tonya Kaufman is tied for second (5-0) with five others in the girls high jump. Ottoville senior Lauren Kramer comes in with the fourth-best (37-6) toss in the girls shot put. Fellow Lady Green junior Tammy Wannamacher is sixth (36-7.5). Lady Green sophomore Taylor Mangas is fifth (47.51) in the girls 300 hurdles prelims, while Bearcat senior Brandon Meyer is seventh (42.00) in he boys version. Meyers in also seventh in the boys 110 hurdles (15.94) and Bearcat sophomore Anthony Schuh is ninth (16.30). Lincolnview has a pair of field participants in tonight’s finals: junior Austin Treesh (11th in 20-5) and senior Sloan Whitaker (16th in 19-4.25) in the high jump. Junior Kaylee Thatcher comes in 11th in the girls 100 hurdles (16.44). Everything gets underway at 4 p.m.
Lindblom (2-0). J.J. Putz (0-3) couldn’t close it for Arizona, allowing De Jesus to drive a double to center and make it 8-7. With runners on first and third in the bottom of the ninth, Kenley Jansen got Jason Kubel to ground to second and Gordon leaped over a late sliding Justin Upton to make a 1-hop throw and complete the double play. AL Capsules BALTIMORE — Brian Matusz allowed two hits and struck out nine in 6 1/3 innings, Steve Tolleson and Wilson Betemit hit 2-run homers and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Tuesday night. It was the sixth win in eight games for the AL East-leading Orioles, who improved to 4-1 against Boston this season. Tolleson homered off Felix Doubront in the second inning and Betemit connected against Matt Albers in the eighth. Kevin Youkilis homered for the Red Sox, who were seeking to climb over .500 for the first time this season. Instead, Boston reclaimed sole possession of last place. Matusz (4-4) won his third straight start. He allowed one run, walked one and matched his career high in strikeouts. He threw 101 pitches, 67 for strikes. INDIANS 5, TIGERS 3 CLEVELAND — Chris Perez, greeted by a standing ovation from the time he left the bullpen, worked another scary ninth inning for his 14th save as Cleveland ended a 10-game losing streak to Detroit. Perez had been critical of recent booing during an appearance and called the Indians’ major league-worst attendance “an embarrassment” for a first-place club. He put two runners on in the ninth before striking out Miguel Cabrera and then getting Prince Fielder on a grounder to short. Perez hasn’t blown a save since opening day. Ubaldo Jimenez (5-3) cautiously worked through the meat of Detroit’s lineup and lasted six innings as the first-place Indians beat the AL Central favorites and Rick Porcello (4-3). ANGELS 4, ATHLETICS 0 OAKLAND, Calif. — C.J. Wilson and Ernesto Frieri combined on a one-hitter and Albert Pujols homered for Los Angeles. Pujols homered for the third time in seven days while Mark Trumbo and Howie Kendrick had RBI singles for the Angels, who had scored only five runs in their previous three games combined. A day after losing its third consecutive 1-run game, Los Angeles took a 4-run lead after three innings and coasted the rest of the way to give Wilson (5-4) his first win in nearly three weeks. Cliff Pennington had the only hit — a 1-out single in the fifth — for Oakland, which had won five of the previous seven meetings between the teams this season. RANGERS 3, MARINERS 1 SEATTLE — Elvis Andrus lined a two-strike pitch into the left-center field gap for a 2-run triple, Josh Hamilton made two tremendous catches in center field and added an RBI double and
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James and Wade lead Heat past Pacers 115-83
By TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press MIAMI — Dwyane Wade was bleeding after taking a smack in the head from Tyler Hansbrough, who became the target of a retaliatory shot from Udonis Haslem a few moments later. When that was over, the Miami Heat kept hitting the Indiana Pacers where it mattered most — the scoreboard. LeBron James scored 30 points, Wade added 28 and the Heat moved one win away from another trip to the Eastern Conference finals with a 115-83 victory over the hurting Pacers Tuesday night, when three flagrant fouls added more intrigue to an already-physical series and Indiana watched starting forwards Danny Granger and David West leave with injuries. “We’re in the flow,” James said. “We’re in a good flow right now. Guys know what it takes out on the floor to help us win and guys are always in position, both offensively and defensively.” The Heat outscored Indiana 74-45 after Granger sprained his left ankle, and 86-58 after Wade took the shot from Hansbrough early in the second quarter. Miami leads the best-of-7 East semifinals 3-2, with Game 6 in Indianapolis on Thursday night. “We learned early in this series you don’t get two wins for a blowout,” Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. James and Wade outscored Indiana’s starters 58-45. James finished with 10 rebounds and eight assists, Shane Battier scored 13 points, Mario Chalmers had 11 rebounds, and Haslem scored 10 points for Miami, which never trailed, held a 22-2 edge in fast-break points and shot a franchise playoff-record 61 percent — best of any team in the playoffs this season. Paul George scored 11 points for Indiana, with Granger and West adding 10 apiece. Granger departed the arena in a walking boot, while West’s night ended after the third quarter with what the Pacers called a left knee sprain. West explained someone dove into his knee — “part of the game, I guess” — but on the play in question, he was getting boxed out by Battier, with replays showing the Heat forward backed into his hip area. “They played at their tempo,” West said. “We weren’t able to get enough stops.” A series marked by some rough moments had perhaps its worst with 19.4 seconds remaining when Miami reserve center Dexter Pittman went across the lane to send a forearm into the chin area of Indiana’s Lance Stephenson — who made a choke sign toward James during the Pacers’ Game 3 win. Pittman was caught on camera winking after the foul. Stephenson had X-rays for a possible collarbone problem but wrote on Twitter two hours after the game that he was fine. “I don’t know if that was retaliation. ... I’m sure the NBA will and do what they have to do,” Granger said. James said he hadn’t seen a replay of Pittman’s hit. “There’s no room for dirty plays in our game, period — no matter if it comes from us or Indiana or anyone in the league at this point,” James added. “We’re all one group and at the end of the day you don’t want to see anyone get injured.” Hansbrough hit Wade early in the second quarter and Wade wound up with a cut over his right eye, like Haslem did at Indiana in Game 4. Haslem retaliated against Hansbrough not long afterward, earning a flagrant-1 foul that left the Pacers saying it should merit a flagrant-2 and automatic ejection. Indiana trailed 19-8 early, then had a chance to tie when Granger lined up a 3-pointer with 3:03 left in the half. It didn’t go down. He did. Granger landed on James’ foot. The Heat outscored Indiana 8-2 the rest of the half, with James — who had been guarded by Granger for much of the series — scoring seven of them, the last a layup just before the halftime horn sounded with Miami going into the break leading 49-40.
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Spencerville senior Mackenzie Miller, seated, signed to play basketball at NCAA Division III Hollins University. Hollins University is located in Roanoke, Virginia and is a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Miller was a 2-year letter winner for the Lady Bearcats. She has also lettered in track and cross country. With her are her parents, Keith and Melissa Miller.
Miller signs with Hollins University
The Associated Press (x-if necessary) (Best-of-7) CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Tuesday’s Result Miami 115, Indiana 83, Miami leads series 3-2 Today’s Game Boston at Philadelphia, 8 p.m., Boston leads series 3-2 Thursday’s Game Miami at Indiana, 8 p.m. CONFERENCE FINALS Sunday’s Game Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Game Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 31 San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m. Saturday, June 2 San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m. Monday: June 4 x-Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 x-San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m. Friday, June 8 x-Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m. --If the Miami-Indiana series and the Boston-Philadelphia series concludes in 6 games Saturday’s Game Boston at Miami-Indiana winner, 8 p.m.
NBA PLAYOFF GLANCE
The Associated Press (Best-of-7) CONFERENCE FINALS Sunday, May 13 Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 2 Monday, May 14 NY Rangers 3, New Jersey 0 Tuesday, May 15 Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 0 Wednesday, May 16 New Jersey 3, NY Rangers 2 Thursday, May 17 Los Angeles 2, Phoenix 1 Saturday, May 19
NHL PLAYOFF GLANCE
The Associated Press National League East Division W L Pct GB Washington 26 17 .605 — Atlanta 26 18 .591 1/2 Miami 24 19 .558 2 New York 23 20 .535 3 Philadelphia 21 23 .477 5 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 24 19 .558 — Cincinnati 23 19 .548 1/2 Houston 20 23 .465 4 Pittsburgh 20 23 .465 4 Milwaukee 17 26 .395 7 Chicago 15 28 .349 9 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 30 13 .698 — San Francisco 23 20 .535 7 Arizona 19 25 .432 11 1/2 San Diego 16 28 .364 14 1/2 Colorado 15 27 .357 14 1/2 ——— Tuesday’s Results N.Y. Mets 3, Pittsburgh 2 Washington 5, Philadelphia 2 Cincinnati 4, Atlanta 3 Miami 7, Colorado 6 Houston 2, Chicago Cubs 1 San Francisco 6, Milwaukee 4 St. Louis 4, San Diego 0 L.A. Dodgers 8, Arizona 7 Today’s Games N.Y. Mets (Niese 2-2) at Pittsburgh (Morton 2-4), 12:35 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 3-1) at Milwaukee (Estrada 0-3), 1:10 p.m. Washington (E.Jackson 1-1) at Philadelphia (Hamels 6-1), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 5-3) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 2-2), 7:10 p.m. Colorado (White 0-3) at Miami (Zambrano 2-2), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 4-2) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 3-4), 8:05 p.m. San Diego (Suppan 2-2) at St. Louis (Lynn 6-1), 8:15 p.m.
hits in six innings while striking out seven, beating Royals rightTexas snapped Seattle’s win- hander Luke Hochevar (3-5) for ning streak at four. the second time in 17 days. Hamilton’s biggest play RAYS 8, BLUE JAYS 5 NY Rangers 3, New Jersey 0 came in the first inning when ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Sunday, May 20 he chased down Casper Wells’ — Slumping Carlos Pena hit Phoenix 2, Los Angeles 0 2-out bases loaded drive to a 3-run homer during a 5-run Monday, May 21 deep left-center and contorted fourth and Tampa Bay beat New Jersey 4, NY Rangers 1 Tuesday’s Result his body to make the catch Toronto. Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 3, OT, Los on the warning track. He then Tampa Bay manager Joe Angeles wins series 4-1 robbed Alex Liddi of at least Maddon moved Pena up from Today’s Game the middle of the lineup to the New Jersey at NY Rangers, 8 p.m., a double with a leaping grab series tied 2-2 crashing into the wall leading leadoff spot in an attempt to help Friday’s Game off the third. him break out of an offensive NY Rangers at New Jersey, 8 p.m. Andrus’ triple in the third funk. Pena, who snapped an came after Seattle starter Hector 0-for-18 slide on his sixth homer Noesi (2-5) hung a 1-2 breaking of the season, entered Tuesday ball and Andrus drove it to the hitting just .116 in May. wall in left-center to give the Pena’s homer to center off L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 5-0) at Arizona Rangers the lead. Hamilton folDrew Hutchison (3-2) was esti(J.Saunders 2-3), 9:40 p.m. lowed by dumping his double on mated at 452 feet. He finished the chalk of the left-field line. with two hits in five at-bats. ---After throwing 35 pitches and Drew Sutton had RBI double American League barely escaping the first inning, and Chris Gimenez hit a runEast Division W L Pct GB Matt Harrison (5-3) retired 20 of scoring grounder as the Rays Baltimore 28 16 .636 — 24 batters between the second took a 6-0 lead in the fourth. Tampa Bay 26 18 .591 2 and seventh innings for Texas. Gimenez also had a fifth-inning Toronto 24 20 .545 4 YANKEES 3, ROYALS 2 RBI single. New York 22 21 .512 5 1/2 NEW YORK — Robinson Reliever Wade Davis (1-0) Boston 21 22 .488 6 1/2 Central Division Cano homered, Phil Hughes gave up one run in two innings. W L Pct GB beat Kansas City for the second Fernando Rodney pitched the Cleveland 24 18 .571 — time this month and New York ninth for his 14th save. Chicago 21 22 .488 3 1/2 TWINS 9, WHITE SOX 2 Detroit 20 22 .476 4 Yankees eked out a victory. Derek Jeter delivered a basCHICAGO — P.J. Walters 17 25 .405 7 Kansas City tossed his first career complete Minnesota 15 27 .357 9 es-loaded single that tied the West Division score in the fifth inning and game and Justin Morneau hit W L Pct GB New York rallied from an early a 3-run homer as Minnesota Texas 27 17 .614 — 2-run deficit to snap a 3-game routed Chicago. Oakland 22 22 .500 5 Walters, who gave up a solo Seattle 20 25 .444 7 1/2 skid. Shut out Monday in the homer to Gordon Beckham with Los Angeles 19 25 .432 8 series opener, the Yankees (22——— 21) went 2-for-7 with runners in one out in the first inning, threw Tuesday’s Results scoring position, one night after a 5-hitter. Baltimore 4, Boston 1 they finished 0-for-13 in those In just his third start of the Cleveland 5, Detroit 3 situations for their worst perfor- season, Walters (2-1) struck out N.Y. Yankees 3, Kansas City 2 mance with RISP since 1990. eight and walked two. Tampa Bay 8, Toronto 5 Hughes (4-5) gave &up five Minnesota 9, Chicago White Sox 2 Columbus;Reliable Plbg Htg;A00238;3x6The Twins jumped all over
L.A. Angels 5, Oakland 0 Texas 3, Seattle 1 Today’s Games Boston (Bard 3-5) at Baltimore (Arrieta 2-4), 12:35 p.m. Toronto (R.Romero 5-1) at Tampa Bay (Shields 6-2), 1:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 6-1) at Oakland (J.Parker 1-2), 3:35 p.m. Texas (Feldman 0-1) at Seattle (Millwood 2-4), 3:40 p.m. Detroit (Fister 0-2) at Cleveland (McAllister 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (W.Smith 0-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Diamond 3-0) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 4-2), 8:10 p.m.
Monday’s Game Boston at Miami-Indiana winner, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 Miami-Indiana winner at Boston, 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 1 Miami-Indiana winner at Boston, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3 x-Boston at Miami-Indiana winner, 8:30 p.m. Tuesady, June 5 x-Miami-Indiana winner at Boston, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7 x-Boston at Miami-Indiana winner, 8:30 p.m. If game 7 is necessary in the MiamiIndiana series OR in the BostonPhiladelphia series Monday’s Game Boston-Philadelphia winner at MiamiIndiana winner, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 Boston-Philadelphia winner at MiamiIndiana winner, 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 1 Miami-Indiana winner at PhiladelphiaBoston winner, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3 Miami-Indiana winner at PhiladelphiaBoston winner, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 x-Boston-Philadelphia winner at MiamiIndiana winner, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7 x-Miami-Indiana winner at PhiladelphiaBoston winner, 8:30 p.m.
Granger tried to play in the second half, lasting about 3 minutes before realizing his ankle wasn’t going to let him continue. X-rays were negative, which was about the only piece of good news for Indiana. By then, Miami was rolling. James leaned back to catch a slightly wayward pass from Chalmers near the Miami bench, firing it in one motion to Wade for an easy score as the reigning MVP toppled on Heat assistant coach Ron Rothstein. Mike Miller even made the crowd roar for defending Leandro Barbosa and forcing a missed 3-pointer late in the quarter — the highlight there being Miller was playing while missing one sneaker. When Granger left, it was 56-45. By the end of the quarter, Miami’s lead was 76-57, and the margin reached 37 in the final moments. Now the Heat are one win from the East finals, after a series filled with twists and turns. “This is our challenge right now, to leave it behind us,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “A lot of good things tonight but we have to focus on the next one.”
NOTES: Haslem needed nine stitches after Sunday’s game to close a cut over his right eye; the Heat distributed 20,000 stickers in homage of the bandage he wore on Tuesday. ... Indiana has not held the lead at any point in the last 1 hour, 5 minutes, 20 seconds of the series. ... Indiana lost consecutive games for the first time in these playoffs. ... The winner of the rebounding battle has won each game of the series. Miami outrebounded Indiana 49-35 in Game 5.
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Gavin Floyd (3-5), scoring four runs in the second inning and five in the fourth. Morneau’s homer chased the right-hander, who is 0-8 against Minnesota
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The Van Wert Area Business to Business Expo will be held from 11 a.m to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Van Wert Fairgrounds Commercial Stu Jewett Building (use of Be Scene main gate will share the entrance) in b ot t om -lin e Van Wert. impact of the Attend free Internet. Social Media Marketing and Business Growth Workshops; discover the latest in products and services; make important business connections; meet prospective new customers, suppliers or even employers; discover new business growth opportunities — all this in one day with this one event. Headlining the free workshops are three marketing communications experts. Here is the schedule for the day: 12:30 p.m. — Stu Jewett of Be Scene Communications will present “Gas and Go… Fuel for Your Business.” Not quite sure that you completely buy into the bottom-line need to embrace the internet for your business? Stu will be your guide, and will make the basic relevance of internet marketing very clear. 2 p.m. — Wright State Lake C a m p u s Julie Miller B u s i n e s s of Wright State Enterprise University presC e n t e r ents a real look D i r e c t o r at Social Media Julie Miller Marketing. will take it one step further and present “The Business of Social Media.” If you would like to generate exposure, opportunities and sales for your business, then this workshop is specifically for you. 4 p.m. — “Networking Guru” Debby Peters, owner of Connext Nation A perfect segway for the B2B’s Expo’s After Hours Event, Peters will provide proven networking tips to encourage you to connect with business contacts with finesse and professionalism. Throughout the day, Bright Eyes Catering and Sycamore’s, will be on site serving food and drinks. Make sure to stop by the Van
BY JASON ALDERMAN High school and college students hoping to find temporary jobs may be in for a tough time this summer – once again – as they compete with older, more experienced workers in a stillstruggling economy. Alderman But if your kid is fortunate enough to find work, there are a few things he or she – and you – should know about the economic and tax ramifications of temporary employment: Payroll deductions. If this is their first job, warn your kids about common payroll deductions that can take a big bite out of take-home pay. Common culprits include state and federal income taxes, Social Security and Medicare (FICA), health and unemployment insurance, uniforms and union dues. When starting a new job your child will be asked to fill out IRS Form W-4, the Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. Employers use this form to determine how much income tax should be withheld from your paycheck. The form’s instructions help determine how many personal allowances can be claimed. Note: If you claim your children as dependents and they earn less than $5,950 during 2012, they probably won’t owe any income tax for the year. If so, they can request that employers not withhold income taxes by claiming an “exemption from withholding” on Line 7 of the W-4. However, if you notice on their year-end W-2 form that the employer did indeed with-
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hold federal and state income taxes, your child must file a tax return in order to get a refund. Self-employed status. Many teens start their working careers by being selfemployed, doing part-time jobs like babysitting, yard work or housekeeping. It’s important to know that this income is also subject to income tax. If their self-employment net earnings exceed $400 in 2012, your kids also must pay self-employment tax, even if they owe no income tax. This tax is similar to the Social Security and Medicare taxes that get withheld from regular wages. Self-employment tax is assessed at 13.3 percent of net self-employment income reported. The IRS provides a handy guide called “Taxable Income for Students” guide that explains what types of income are and are not taxable (www. irs.gov). For example, tips, bank account interest and certain scholarship-paid expenses (such as room and board) must be reported as taxable income. IRA contributions. Retirement is probably the last thing on your teenager’s mind, but you should know that they are allowed to open and contribute earned income up to $5,000 to an IRA each year. If you or the grandparents want to make a down payment on your kid’s future, consider funding an IRA. For teens it usually makes sense to open a Roth IRA as opposed to a traditional IRA. Here’s why: With a Roth, you pay tax on the contributions that year – and kids are usually in the lowest tax bracket. Then, contributions and investment earnings grow tax-free forever. With a traditional IRA, you make pretax contributions but pay income tax on withdraw-
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als at retirement – usually at a much higher tax rate. If someone opened a Roth IRA at age 16 and contributed only $1,000 a year, the account could be worth over $300,000 by age 60. Sit down with your kid and play around with the Roth IRA Calculator at www.dinkytown.net – it’s a great way to teach the importance of compound earnings.
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ADA — The Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Programs, an organization that provides college students with the opportunity to work and learn in the nation’s capital, named Ohio Northern University as its Private University of the Year. ONU is being recognized for its strong commitment to internships and academic programming offered through TWC. From publicizing the program, to advising students of opportunities and assisting students with the application process, Ohio Northern has distinguished itself as a leader among private universities and their placement of students with high-profile internships. Ohio Northern will be recognized at the annual Academic Affairs Awards Luncheon, which will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 1. Robert Alexander, associate professor of political science, ONU’s liaison for the Washington Center and a member of the Washington Center’s National Advisory Board, expressed excitement about the award. “Being named the Private University of the Year by The Washington Center speaks to the strong caliber of our students. They are the ones who are truly being honored by this award. They have taken advantage of amazing opportunities they simply could not get on a college campus. Ohio Northern has been a leader in recognizing the importance of experiential learning opportunities like those offered through The Washington Center.” Ohio Northern has a strong relationship with TWC and has partnered with the Center for nearly two decades. The University encourages and supports students who wish to engage in internship opportunities through TWC. Members of the ONU faculty have served on the National Liaison Advisory Board for a number of years and have served as faculty leaders in TWC programming. This summer, 10 ONU students will participate in either the Democratic National Convention Program in Charlotte, N.C., or the Republican National Convention program in Tampa,
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Where are Facebook’s friends? What not to name the baby
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s stock is tumbling well below its $38 IPO price in the social network’s second day of trading as a public company on Monday. By late afternoon, Facebook’s stock was at $34.26, down 10.4 percent from Friday’s closing price of $38.23. The company lost nearly $10 billion of its market value, and is now worth around $96 billion, about $2 billion below Amazon.com Inc. “There must have been some sober second thoughts about this,” said Brian Wieser, an analyst at Pivotal Research Group who was first to come out with a “Sell” rating on Facebook’s stock on Friday. It’s not that he thinks the world’s largest online social network is a bad investment. But at $38 per share, it’s just too expensive considering the risks associated with Facebook’s brief history and unproven advertising model, he says. His fair price, or “target price,” is $30. Initial public offerings are a delicate game of supply and demand. The investment banks orchestrating the transaction, the deal’s underwriters, work with the company to decide how much stock to sell and at what price. In Facebook’s case, says Michael Pachter, an analyst with Wedbush Securities, the “underwriters gave FB poor advice, and allowed them to sell too much stock, then didn’t properly sell the deal.” Investors and technology industry watchers are closely tracking the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company’s shares. Facebook’s initial public stock offering was one of the most anticipated ever, and now serves as a bellwether for other social media companies. To be fair, Facebook’s market debut Friday suffered some hiccups. Trading on the Nasdaq was delayed for a half hour due to issues with traders’ orders. The stock closed Friday just a few cents above where it priced Thursday night. Although many investors had hoped for a big firstday pop, Facebook’s stock opened Friday at $42.05 and fluctuated between $45 and $38 throughout the day before closing at $38.23. Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter, who came out with an “Outperform” rating on Facebook before its IPO, said he thinks the investment banks that arranged the offering overestimated demand for the company’s stock. Last week, the bankers, led by Morgan Stanley, increased the offering price range. On Wednesday, Facebook’s early investors and other stockholders increased the number of shares they planned to sell in the IPO. Both moves appeared to signal strong demand for the shares. “The late addition of 84 million shares to the offering overwhelmed demand, limiting the first day price,” Pachter said in a note to investors. On Monday, Facebook Inc.’s stock fell $3.97 to $34.26 in late afternoon trading. The stock dropped as low as $33 earlier. Shares of some related social media companies also declined Monday. Zynga Inc., which makes FarmVille, CityVille and Mafia Wars, and gets the bulk of its revenue from Facebook users, fell about 1 percent to $7.07. The stock hit as low as $6.36, its lowest level since the San Francisco company’s December IPO. LinkedIn Corp., a network for professionals, dropped 1 percent to $97.99. Sophia was the No. 1 name for baby girls in 2011. It comes from the Greek word for “wisdom.” Jacob, the No. 1 name for boys, has its roots in the Bible. Mason, the No. 2 name for boys, means the child of a D-list celebrity. It can also mean a bricklayer or a member of a secret society, but much more important, it is what Kourtney Kardashian named her baby, and she is obviously a role model for young parents. Kourtney is American English for “my mother can’t spell.” If young parents have one guiding principle, it is this: We will never do anything the way our parents did -- we are going to do things right. We will never give our children silly names they will hate. We will never make them eat food they don’t like. We will never make them go to bed early. We will never embarrass them in public. They will have their own space. They will get a high-powered sports car the moment they turn 16. We will never snoop on them or try to see what they’ve been looking at on the Internet. That lasts about a month. But by then, the damage is done. The parents have already named the kid Snoop or Snooki or Picabo or Hagbard, which is startling when you realize that they have been thinking of names from the moment they knew they were going to have a baby. Aside from those women you occasionally read about who have 9-pound babies and then say, “I had no idea I was pregnant,” no parent slaps his or her forehead as the umbilical cord is cut and says, “Oh, we forgot to think about a name! What should we call the baby?” No, most couples have been going back and forth on this question for months. They try out possible nicknames that the bullies might use to taunt their child in second grade, making sure the first name and the last name together don’t say something unintentionally funny, like the famously and unfortunately named Texas heiress, Ima Hogg. Some will try to figure out a name that will get the most free baby-sitting from the grandparents. They will pore over books of names, rejecting the old-fashioned ones -- Fanny, Maude, Petunia, Ebenezer, Cotton, Richard III
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-- the overused ones and the ones they never liked. Any schoolteacher can tell you tales of unique and unfortunate names and their many alternative spellings. There is a story making the rounds about a girl named “Female,” pronounced to rhyme with “tamale.” Most parents are searching for something unique but not bizarre, a name that not everyone in the child’s first-grade class will have. Unfortunately, every other parent is thinking the same way. So they finally pick a name that seems fresh and new, different but not odd, and four years from now find out that half the kids in preschool are named Harper or Mason. “How did that happen?” wonder the parents, Taylor and Austin. While most babies will still get names that are genderspecific -- Sophia for girls, Michael for boys -- the rise of the gender-neutral name is very interesting. Is Austin a boy or a girl? Is Mason a boy or a girl? Ashley, Aubrey, Blake, Bentley, Easton? Will it help on a college or job application if it’s impossible to tell if the applicant’s a man or a woman? What of the hidden meanings of names? Are Bubba and Junior the same as Chad and Brad? Who would you trust to do your taxes? Who would you ask about making killer moonshine? Would you rather marry a Dakota or a Tiffany? Who would be a better-looking groom, Winston or Wally? Does the name say more about the parent or the child? (Jim Mullen’s newest book, “How to Lose Money in Your Spare Time -- At Home,” is available at amazon.com. You can follow him on Pinterest at pinterest.com/jimmullen. ** Copyright 2012 United Feature Syndicate Distributed by Universal UClick for UFS
Egyptians vote in first free presidential election
CAIRO (AP) — More than 15 months after autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, Egyptians streamed to polling stations today to freely choose a president for the first time in generations. Waiting hours in line, some debated to the last minute over their vote in a historic election pitting old regime figures against ascending Islamists. A sense of amazement at having a choice pervaded the crowds in line, along with fervent expectation over where a new leader will take a country that has been in turmoil ever since its ruler for nearly 30 years was toppled by mass protests. Some backed Mubarak-era veterans, believing they can bring stability after months of rising crime, a crumbling economy and bloody riots. Others were horrified by the thought, believing the “feloul” — or “remnants” of the regime — will keep Egypt locked in dictatorship and thwart democracy. Islamists, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood, saw their chance to lead a country where they were repressed for decades and to implement their version of Islamic law. Their critics recoiled, fearing theocracy.
putting up with the trouble of tory by any of the Islamist or waiting in line for electing a leftist candidates in the race “The revolution president. My vote matters. could mean strained ties with changed a lot. Good It is now a right ... Now we Israel and a stronger stance in want a president that has a support of the Palestinians in things and bad vision.” the peace process. The canthings. The good A field of 13 candidates is didates from the Mubarak’s voting today ironically, thing is all this free- running in the The two-day regime — and, which has and Thursday. the Brotherhood, dom. We are here first run is not expected to already held multiple talks and putting up with produce an outright win- with U.S. officials — are most ner, so a runoff between the likely to maintain the alliance the trouble of wait- two top vote-getters will be with the United States. The real election battle is ing in line for elect- held June 16-17. The winner will be announced June 21. between four front-runners. ing a president. My Around 50 million people are The main Islamist contenders are Mohammed Morsi of vote matters. It is eligible to vote. An Islamist victory will now a right ... Now likely mean a greater empha- the powerful Brotherhood and Abdel-Moneim Abolfotoh, we want a president sis on religion in government. a moderate Islamist whose platform has that has a vision.” The Muslim Brotherhood, inclusivesupport of somewon which already dominates him the libparliament, says it won’t erals, leftists and minority — Wael Ramadan mimic Saudi Arabia and Christians. force women to wear veils or The two secular front“You can’t tell me, ’Vote implement harsh punishments runners are both veterans of for this or else you’re a sinlike amputations. But it says Mubarak’s regime — former ner!”’ Wael Ramadan argued it does want to implement prime minister Ahmed Shafiq with another man in line at a a more moderate version of and former foreign minister polling station in the impovIslamic law, which liberals Amr Moussa. erished Cairo neighborhood fear will mean limitations on The winner will face a of Basateen. “We never said many rights. monumental task. The econthat,” protested the man. Many of the candidates omy has been sliding as the “Yes, you did,” Ramadan have called for amendments key tourism industry dried shot back. in Egypt’s 1979 peace treaty up — though it starting to “The revolution changed with Israel, which remains inch back up. Crime has a lot. Good things and bad deeply unpopular. None is increased. Labor strikes have things,” Ramadan, a 40-yearlikely to dump it, but a vic- proliferated. old employee at a mobile phone company, said afterward. “The good thing is all STOP PAYING TOO MUCH! this freedom. We are here and
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DEAR DOCTOR K: My blood pressure has been creeping up lately, so my doctor suggested I reduce the amount of salt in my diet. Where should I start? DEAR READER: That’s good advice -- and it’s good advice for most people, especially for people with high blood pressure. Cutting back on salt (sodium chloride) lowers blood pressure and saves lives. Aim to limit your daily sodium intake to no more than 2,300 milligrams (about a teaspoon) per day. How do you do that? Start reading food labels to find out how much sodium is in the foods you eat. That’s the easy part. Of course, if you’re eating out, it’s harder. Some chain restaurant and fast-food meals can top 5,000 milligrams of sodium per serving -- that’s more than an entire day’s recommended sodium intake. Check restaurant websites for sodium information, or ask your server to steer you to low-salt choices. In some cases it’s not hard to tell which foods to avoid. Certain foods are inherently high in sodium, so go light on them. Some of the biggest culprits are pizza with meat toppings, processed cheese, hot dogs, salami and spaghetti with sauce. Even white bread has a lot of sodium in it. Watch out for hidden sodium, too. Some foods that are high in sodium may not taste especially salty. Examples include breakfast cereals, bakery muffins, energy and sports drinks. Avoid processed and prepared foods such as cold cuts and canned vegetables. These are the biggest sources of sodium in our diets. Choose fresh and minimally processed foods instead. If you can’t eliminate processed foods entirely, then compare brands to find the ones with the least sodium. There’s a surprising amount of variation from brand to brand. Also pay attention to potassium.
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In contrast to sodium, more potassium in your diet helps keep blood pressure in check. Many fruits and vegetables, like bananas, oranges and grapefruit, are naturally low in sodium and are good sources of potassium. Retrain your taste buds to enjoy foods with less sodium. Reduce salt gradually and consistently, rather than trying to cut back by a large amount all at once. As time goes on, you won’t miss the salt. I used to sprinkle lots of salt on nearly everything I ate (no, not on apple pie). After gradually using less salt over several months, the same foods I used to put salt on taste great without it. Some people are born to be more sensitive to salt, and salt in their diet is more likely to raise their blood pressure. There is no easy way to know if you are one of those people, but there is an easy way to measure your blood pressure. Particularly if your doctor has ever told you that your blood pressure was high or borderline high, talk to him or her about using a home blood pressure machine. It is simple to use and accurate. We have more information on preventing high blood pressure in our Special Health Report, “Hypertension: Controlling the Silent Killer.” You can find out more about it at my website. (Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. Go to his website to send questions and get additional information: www.AskDoctorK. com.) ** Distributed by Universal UClick for UFS
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 A number of important changes are likely to be in store for you in the year ahead. Some of them you’ll initiate yourself, but it is likely that the rest will be dictated by events. Regardless of their origin, most will be good for you. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Rather than be eager to display your knowledge to others, you ought to sit back and be a good listener. You know what you know -- now it’s time to find out what others have to offer. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- When it comes your financial or commercial affairs, you should follow your instincts. Your intuitions could be especially keen, giving you an edge on making or saving money. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -Endeavors you personally originate or manage have excellent chances for success. It behooves you to hold on to your authority and avoid delegation. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Usually you enjoy being where the action is, but at this juncture, a retreat to peaceful surroundings for whatever amount of time you need may be essential for sorting out your thoughts. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Don’t select your companions in a random fashion. If you have a choice, choose the type of friends who operate on your wavelength. Being with good pals makes everything right with the world. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Challenging developments have a tendency to bring out your hidden qualities, so don’t try to dodge adversity. You’re not apt to push yourself too hard unless you’re confronted with difficulty. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- It isn’t likely that you will be impelled to dictate to others what they should do and how they do it, but if anyone asks for advice, what you offer will be sage and constructive. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Use your aptitude for finding and bringing out the hidden value in things, and you’ll come out ahead in all your endeavors. You may have to look harder than usual to find the quality, but it’ll be there. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Don’t take it as a personal affront if your partner in a joint endeavor is a bit sharper than you. Use his or her efficacy to feather your nest just as your opposite number is doing. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -You shouldn’t have to be told to use your common sense when it comes to matters that relate to your health. Avoid overindulging in life’s tastier tidbits. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Take a little time to arrange a gettogether with some friends, even if it’s just for coffee. It’ll do you a lot of good to relax with people who like you as much as you like them. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Make an effort to spend some time with people over whom you have an influence, especially if you have something important to impress on them. Don’t be fooled by age or position; these people will be of enormous help to you.
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Dear Annie: After more they don’t actually use. Their embarrassment than 40 years of devotion to my husband, I have finally would be temporary, so simrealized what a stone-hearted ply make the arrangements jerk he is. I have done every- and then tell them, “Mom thing in my power to love, and Dad, it’s time to update respect and encourage him. your guestroom mattress. But I’ve fallen into a pat- We’ve bought you one as a tern of picking up the pieces gift, since we are the ones of my heart and overlooking who use it most.” Then say my own hurt in order to give it’s a done deal, no argument, him another chance and keep and give them the delivery date. It would help if one of peace in our home. you could be there All of this is “not when it arrives. important” to him, Dear Annie: I as he has told me feel bad for “Puzzled numerous times. in Indiana,” whose My marriage is terbrother has mulribly lonely. Year tiple sclerosis. The after year, his disinbrother is holding a terest and disregard grudge against Dad for my feelings have because he sold the chipped away at the family home and love I once had. I used the proceeds have fought hard to stay in his life Annie’s Mailbox to build a new one instead of distributand he tells me, “So ing the money to his what?” and “Leave if you want to.” My plead- kids. I was diagnosed with mulings fall on deaf ears and he tiple sclerosis 16 years ago. refuses to discuss it. I have raised our children Some people with MS have and worked beside him and problems with memory, reaalso outside the home. I have soning, judgment and deprescontributed as much as he sion. The stresses of life, has to build our life together. especially the loss of a job or This is obviously not how a loved one, can exacerbate I envisioned our retirement, flare-ups. All communicabut I have had enough and tions should be done with am finally ready to begin a this in mind. My mother also had MS. new life without him. Where She spent the last 10 years do I start? -- Beyond Sad Dear Beyond: With coun- of her life bedridden and in seling. Not necessarily to pain. My advice to “Indiana” save your marriage, but to is to contact the National help you move forward in Multiple Sclerosis Society whatever direction helps you. (nationalmssociety.org) at After 40 years, there may be 1-800-FIGHT-MS (1-800a great deal of grief for the 344-4867). -- Maryland loss of your relationship, fear Annie’s Mailbox is written of the unknown future, worry about finances and loneli- by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy ness, as well as the need to Sugar, longtime editors of the forgive. You have a great Ann Landers column. Please many choices and adjust- email your questions to ments to make and counsel- email@example.com, ing will help you navigate. If or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, you choose divorce, please c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 also see an attorney. Good 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. luck. Dear Annie: I have an ongoing dilemma about an extremely uncomfortable bed. My parents recently turned 80. They have a guestroom with a bed that desperately needs to be replaced. I can tolerate sleeping there if I am exhausted, but it is truly awful. My parents are not rich, so a new bed would be a major expense. But they don’t like handouts, so buying one for them might be resented. How do I tell them that my siblings and I would prefer to buy them a new mattress rather than spend the money staying in a motel? I don’t want to embarrass or offend them. -- Bad Back Dear Back: Your parents don’t sleep in the guestroom and have no idea how bad the bed is, nor are they in any hurry to replace something
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We Pay Tribute To The Delphos EMS!
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Delphos EMT include, front row from left: Dale Carder, Roy Hoehn, Diane Pack, Donna German, Kelly Maas, Lisa Schnipke, Kristina Jettinghoff, Chris Wisher, Cory Meyer, Kevin Streets. Back row: Tim Klaus, Travis Miller, Joel Will, John Wade, Dana Steinbrenner, Fred Hoffman, Brent Brinkman, Mike Metzner, Jamey Wisher, Steve Martz. Also on squad: Paul Carder, Tom Hickey, Dave McNeal, Kerby Miller, Don Moreo, Elsie Moore, Greg Odenweller, Cynthia Schaeffer, Elaine Wiechart, Melissa Knebel.
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Although three members are scheduled at a time, the E.M.S. is basically a volunteer staffed EMS Members EMT Rating operation. The on-duty firefighters respond directly Melissa Knebel Basic from the fire department to initiate victim care with Brent Brinkman Basic the volunteers responding with the rescue squad. An EMT-basic is required to have 130 hours Dale Carder Basic of training which includes 10 hours of clinical Paul Carder Basic time. An EMT-intermediate is required to receive Donna German Intermediate 130 additional hours of instruction inclusive of Tom Hickey Basic 40 hours of clinical work. An EMT-paramedic is Roy Hoehn Intermediate required to complete a training program of 600 Fred Hoffman Paramedic hours including 374 hours of clinical work. Tim Klaus Basic Re-certification requirements for each level of Steve Martz Basic certification are as follows: Dave McNeal Paramedic EMT-BASIC - current national registry, 30 hour Mike Metzner Basic refresher class or 40 hours of continuing educaKerby Miller Paramedic tion. Don Moreo Basic EMT-INTERMEDIATE - 60 hours of continuElsie Moore Paramedic ing education. Greg Odenweller Basic EMT-PARAMEDIC - 92 hours of continuing Diane Pack Intermediate education. Cynthia Schaeffer Basic The recertification for the state of Ohio is a must Lisa Schnipke Intermediate every three years. Dana Steinbrenner Basic At the present time there are two members of Kevin Streets Basic the original membership, Tom Hickey and Fred John Wade Paramedic Hoffman. Elaine Wiechart Intermediate The City of Delphos currently has three ambuJoel Will Paramedic lances, a 2007 - Medic 1; 2004 - Medic 3; 1999 Chris Wisher Intermediate Medic 2; with all being equipped for advanced life Jamey Wisher Basic support. Kristina Jettinghoff Basic Currently the city is making on the average of Kelly Maas Intermediate 73 emergency responses per month. Travis Miller Basic The non-emergency calls (transports) are hanCory Meyer Paramedic dled through private agencies. Request for assistance can be made by calling the emergency fire number at 419-695-1616 or Special Thanks to Dr. William E. Tucker 9-1-1. Business phone 419-695-2911.
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By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press JOPLIN, Mo. — Carrying small American flags and wearing T-shirts bearing the names of friends and loved ones who died when a massive tornado tore through Joplin one year ago, thousands of people made a somber march Tuesday through some of the town’s hardest-hit neighborhoods. Residents and officials are dedicated to remembering their losses but are also committed to what is certain to be a long, slow recovery from a tornado that killed 161 people and injured hundreds of others. The storm last May wiped away entire neighborhoods in the city of 50,000, destroyed Joplin’s only public high school and left behind a ghastly moonscape of block after city block of foundations wiped clean of their structures. “It’s been a roller-coaster type year. Extremely high highs and lots of low lows,” said Debbie Fort, the principal of Erving Elementary School, which has been operating out of temporary facilities. “It’s important that we take a moment to reflect and remember,” she said. “But it’s a new chapter in our lives. This really signifies our future, the future of Joplin.” Signs of the challenges ahead were plentiful on the 4-mile “Walk of Unity,” from the glaring absence of centuryold trees in the city’s central neighborhoods to the ghostly shell of St. John’s Regional Medical Center, which formed a stark backdrop at a late afternoon memorial service marked by a moment of silence at 5:41 pm. — the exact time the tornado hit. “There is not a handbook out there that says, ‘Here’s how you develop a community that has an 8-mile-long, 25 to 30 cityblock wide swath of area that has basically lost everything,”’ said David Wallace, a Texas developer whose firm was hired by the city to oversee Joplin’s rebuilding plan. He estimated the recovery will cost nearly $2 billion, about half of which has already been pledged by private sources. Throughout the day, residents, hospital workers, volunteers and politicians gathered across the disaster zone to mark the May 22, 2011, tornado, mixing somber remembrances with steely resolutions to rebuild. “It is so fitting to begin this day, this anniversary, by reflecting on our faith as dawn breaks over a renewed Joplin,” Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said at a sunrise service at Freeman Hospital, which is eight blocks from St. John’s but was undamaged. “Scripture tells us that the path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.” The afternoon procession started in neighboring Duquesne, where more than one-fourth of the community’s 750 homes were destroyed and nine people died. The Joplin portion of the walk began past a Wal-Mart where three people were killed and 200 survived by huddling together in employee break rooms, bathrooms and other designated safe zones. City officials estimated the number of people who took the somber walk at 5,000 to 6,000. They ended at Cunningham Park, which has been rebuilt and is across the street from what is left of the St. John’s hospital. The medical center hasn’t yet been torn down because it sits atop the mining tunnels that made Joplin an early 20th century boomtown. The hospital has been operating out of a succession of temporary facilities while construction continues at its new permanent location, where it will reopen under the name Mercy Hospital Joplin. Along the route, some residents sat in lawn chairs and beneath shade umbrellas outside their partially rebuilt homes, offering bottled water to the walkers. The unity walk featured several stops, including a groundbreaking ceremony for the rebuilt Joplin High. Juniors and seniors will spend the next two years attending school in a converted department store in the city’s sole shopping mall. “The sound of hammers has
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Celebrate EMS week
replaced the sound of sirens,” said C.J. Huff, Joplin’s school superintendent. A community theater where three people died after a Sunday matinee performance will be rebuilt nearby. Those on the walk included former co-workers of Randy Mell, a 49-year-old Jasper County custodian who died while trying to save some of the more than 50 audience and cast members trapped inside the Stained Glass Theater. Insurance policies are expected to cover most of the $2.8 billion in damage from the storm. But taxpayers could supply about $500 million in federal and state disaster aid, lowinterest loans and local bonds backed by higher taxes. Almost one-fifth of that money was paid to contractors who hauled off an estimated 3 million cubic yards of debris. In January, elected officials and other members of a 45-person recovery committee endorsed a long-term recovery plan that calls for the creation of four new business districts that would allow residents to live and shop nearby and a unified approach to rebuilding that ensures new construction meets certain design standards. In March, the city selected Wallace Bajjali Development Partners, of Sugar Land, Texas, as its “master developer” to oversee the rebuilding plan. Wallace, the company’s chief executive officer, said he’s secured commitments from builders who want to bring a minor league baseball stadium, a convention center and a public performing arts center to the city near the borders of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas. One interested developer is a group led by former Dallas Cowboys star Emmitt Smith that envisions transforming Joplin’s Main Street business corridor into a mixed-use neighborhood with high-end lofts built atop retail space. “Everybody’s heart in America is pouring out to Joplin right now,” he said. “There’s a desire to be able to come and make a difference in this community.”
Delphos firefighter/EMT Steve Martz shows Landeck Elementary School students the inside of an ambulance Monday as part of EMS Week observances.
St. John’s Elementary students listen as Martz, back right, talks about safety procedures he and fellow firefighter/EMT Jamey Wisher, back left, observe.
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