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50¢ daily www.delphosherald.com Van Wert County Emergency Management is seeking information from property owners who have damage to their property from last week’s storm but did not have insurance coverage to assist with the damages. EMA Director Rick McCoy said he will compile data from the county to submit to the state in an effort to get FEMA assistance. He said no assistance is available now but that all counties in Ohio are forwarding their losses to see if Ohio will meet a required threshold to qualify for assistance. McCoy needs individuals to email or call his office with the type of damage, estimated dollar amount and structures affected that were not covered in an insurance policy. His email address is emamccoy@vanwertema. com and the agency phone number is 419-238-1300
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Study: Sept. 11 most memorable TV moment
By DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack is by far the most memorable moment shared by television viewers during the past 50 years, a study released on Wednesday concluded. The only thing that came close was President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and its aftermath in 1963, but that was only for the people aged 55 and over who experienced those events as they happened instead of replayed as an historical artifact. Sony Electronics and the Nielsen television research company collaborated on the survey. They ranked TV moments for their impact not just by asking people if they remembered watching them, but if they recalled where they watched it, who they were with and whether they talked to other people about what they had seen. By that measure, the Sept. 11 tragedy was nearly twice as impactful as the second-ranked moment, which was the coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Minutes after the first airplane struck New York’s World Trade Center on a late summer morning, television networks began covering the events continuously and stayed with them for days. The other biggest TV events, in order, were the 1995 verdict in O.J. Simpson’s murder trial, the Challenger space shuttle explosion in 1986 and the death of Osama bin Laden last year, the survey found. Sony was interested in the study for clues on consumer interests and behaviors and found “that television is really the grandmother of all the social devices,” said Brian Siegel, vice president of television business for the company. Going into the study, Siegel said he had anticipated that entertainment events like the final episode of “M-A-S-H” (ranked No. 42), the Beatles’ appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” (No. 43) and the “Who shot J.R.?” episode of “Dallas” (No. 44) would rank higher.
Middle Point Lions set Benefit Auction and Ice Cream Social
The Middle Point Lions Club is preparing for its annual Benefit Auction and Ice Cream Social on July 27 at the Middle Point Community Building. The auction will start at 6 p.m. and food will be served starting at 5 p.m. Items to be auctioned are new and used and have been donated from the community and area merchants. Sandwiches, cold salads, pie, ice cream and cold drinks will be available Proceeds from the event will be used to support the many community activities of the club.
Canal Days Committee announces entertainment
DELPHOS — The entertainment lineup for Canal Days 2012 is a mix of country and 70s and 80s rock‘n’roll starting on Sept. 13 with local country band, Six Strings. The Toast to the City on Thursday evening is going country with the theme “Little Town, Big Country.” Mark Wurst, Jenna Wurst and Tom McKee make up the intimate group for a down-home, little-bit-ofcountry-feel music. Friday night entertainment continues with the country theme when Nashville Crush takes the stage from 8 p.m. to midnight. The five-member band has been around for five years and has performed at some of the biggest clubs, festivals and fairs in the region. They have made a name for Pool parties set for themselves as one of the best Delphos young hard-ballers live bands presenting a perfect balance of country and rock Delphos Recreation Department Summer Director for a crowd-pleasing stage Chris Mercer has announced show. Canal Days is bringing a pool party has been set back Midnight Special for for boys coach-pitch and Saturday’s live rock‘n’roll boys knothole league playperformance. This year marks ers and their parents from the group’s 30-year anniver8-9 p.m. Monday at the sary performing a magical Delphos Swimming Pool. musical journey doing 70s and A pool party for grades 80s classic rock music. This 2/3/4 softball and girls premier group has opened for knothole players and their countless national headlinparents has also been set ers at fairs, theaters, festivals and theme parks around the for 8-9 p.m. Tuesday. country. The cool thing about Contact Mercer at Midnight Special is they conthe Delphos Recreation Department for more details. tinue to use all of the bands original vintage instruments and stage equipment, making Index theirs a very authentic 70s Obituaries 2 classic sound. Sunday after the Canal State/Local 3 Politics 4 Days Parade, Hipnotix will Community 5 perform on the main stage Sports 6-7 in the social tent from 3-6 p.m. The band is well known Farm 7 for its impeccable Journey, Classifieds 8 Foreigner and Pink Floyd TV 9 medley’s but will change it World News 10 up with Steeley Dan or traditional blues. Their music will keep the crowd alive until the very end of the Canal Days weekend.
Instead, television coverage of news events made the biggest difference in viewers’ lives. The Super Bowl is annually the most-watched TV event, with this year’s game between the New York Giants and New England Patriots setting a record with 111 million viewers. The memories don’t seem to linger, however: the top-ranked Super Bowl Sunday event in Sony’s study came in 2004 and had nothing to do with football. It was Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction (No. 26). Men and women agreed on the three most impactful television events — Sept. 11, Katrina and Simpson. After that, some of the interests diverged. For example, women ranked the 1997 funeral of Princess Diana as the fourth most memorable event, while men put that at No. 23. Women ranked last year’s death of Whitney Houston at No. 5, with men judging it No. 21. Similarly, the 2003 bombing of Baghdad at the start of the Iraq War was seen as the No. 14 most impactful moment by men, and No. 37 among women. Men were also far more struck by boxer Mike Tyson biting off a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear. The passage of time has also diluted some moments once thought as unforgettable, simply because succeeding generations have no personal memory of them. Man’s first moon landing in 1969 ranked No. 21. Age also made a big difference in the survey. JFK’s assassination was the second-most impactful TV event among people 55 and over, while for those between 18 and 34, it was the death of Osama bin Laden. Young people also ranked Barack Obama’s Election Night speech in 2008 at No. 3, while that didn’t move older viewers quite as much (No. 24). Simply because of their age, events like the JFK assassination, President Nixon’s resignation and the moon landing didn’t register at all among viewers 18 to 34. The oldest event to appear in their rankings was the 1980 shooting of John Lennon.
Historic fair building to be restored
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On Jan. 30, 1941, the Van Wert County Fair Board voted to advertise bids to build a new treasurer’s office on the northeast corner of the fairgrounds. A proposal to construct the building was originally turned down by district WPA officials but at the Feb. 22 fair board meeting, Hisey and Bebout were awarded the bid for $1,250 to construct the 13.8 x 22-foot, fully-concrete structure. Now, 71 years later, the fair board is planning to restore the old building that had been long forgotten. At this time, the board is planning to paint and reseal the building, add a new liner on the roof and replace the windows. Gary Showalter and Gary Kiracofe have been hard at work to restore the structure that once served as the ticket booth and main entrance to the fairgrounds.
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Cruise, Holmes reach settlement in divorce case
BY JAKE COYLE The Associated Press NEW YORK — Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes reached a settlement in their divorce case, putting an official end to the much-scrutinized romance less than two weeks after Holmes unexpectedly filed for divorce. “The case has been settled and the agreement has been signed,” Holmes attorney Jonathan Wolfe said in a statement. Cruise’s rep Amanda Lundberg confirmed the settlement. An assistant in Wolfe’s office who would not give her name would not elaborate on the agreement. “We are thrilled for Katie and her family and are excited to watch as she embarks on the next chapter of her life,” the statement from Holmes’ attorney said. “We thank Tom’s counsel for their professionalism and diligence that helped bring about this speedy resolution.” Cruise, 50, and Holmes, 33, had a romance that ended as it began — as tabloid fodder. Earlier Monday, they asked for privacy for their family with 6-year-old daughter Suri. “We are committed to working together as parents to accomplish what is in our daughter Suri’s best interests. We want to keep matters affecting our family private and express our respect for each other’s commitment to each of our respective beliefs and support each other’s roles as parents,” read the statement from Lundberg and Holmes representative Nanci Ryder. The resolution was notably quick, particularly in Hollywood terms. “A quick settlement indicates that they were able to agree that they’ll both do some co-parenting,” said Steve Mindel, a managing
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“We’re intrigued by who the real Katie is. She’s been hidden for so long and dominated and controlled by Tom, so we really want to know what she’s like and how she’s going to change.”
partner in the Los Angeles firm Feinberg, Mindel, Brandt and Klein who has handled bi-coastal divorce cases. Mindel said the next step would be for Holmes or Cruise to file to have their status changed to divorced, but that the actual financial and child custody details won’t get filed in court unless there’s some later dispute. In the celebrity news media, Holmes has been portrayed with overwhelmingly more sympathy. Whether true or not, the narrative that emerged was of a lockedaway Holmes breaking free from the servitude of a strange, corrupting marriage. Us Weekly has reported that the couple “fought viciously” over Scientology parenting. The Daily News has trumpeted Holmes entering “a new phase.” A TMZ headline blared “Tom treated me like a robot.” That may also be the most convenient view of a relationship that even at its start spawned “Free Katie!” T-shirts. Cruise’s camp vigorously denied such a reading. Cruise’s lawyer Bert Fields has said they were letting “the other side play the media until they wear everyone out.”
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The Church of Scientology, too, didn’t want to be portrayed as the schism between the couple. The quick settlement and joint statement may put out some of that fire. “It’s not entirely certain that it’s all about Rapunzel fleeing the castle, which is the motif that people love to use,” said Larry Hackett, managing editor of People magazine, which broke the news of Holmes’ divorce filing. He called this the biggest celebrity story in two or three years, excepting the sudden death of Whitney Houston. In Touch Weekly and its sister magazine, Life & Style Weekly, are among the many outlets to focus on the Holmes-as-escapee angle. Their covers on the divorce read “The Fight for Suri” and “Katie Breaks Free,” respectively. “We’re intrigued by who the real Katie is,” says Dan Wakeford, editor-in-chief of both magazines. “She’s been hidden for so long and dominated and controlled by Tom, so we really want to know what she’s like and how she’s going to change.” In the week and a half since filing for divorce, Holmes also captured the spotlight with a handful of public appearances. She stopped by to tape a guest judge appearance on Lifetime’s “Project Runway,” was snapped taking Suri for ice cream, and was seen taking a trip to the Children’s Museum of the Arts. The appearances have only fed the view that Holmes is now living easier and freer — and conversely, that she’s orchestrating a public relations campaign. On the other hand, Holmes may have simply been trying to regain a measure of privacy, said celebrity publicist Howard Bragman, vice chairman of reputation.com.
6 dead, several missing in Mont Blanc avalanche
PARIS (AP) — An avalanche today in the French Alps swept six European climbers to their deaths on a slope leading to Mont Blanc, left at least nine others injured and several climbers unaccounted for, authorities said. Two climbers were rescued and emergency crews were searching for the missing. A group of 28 climbers from Switzerland, Germany, Spain, France, Denmark and Serbia were believed to be in the expedition caught in the avalanche that was 4,000 meters (13,1000 feet) high on the north face of Mont Maudit, part of the Mont Blanc range. Some climbers managed to turn back in time, the regional authorities in Haute-Savoie said. There was conflicting information about the dead. Two Spaniards, one German and one Swiss climber were among the dead, the HauteSavoie prefecture said. News reports said three British climbers were among the dead.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian militant was killed and four people were wounded in Israeli air and artillery attacks in the Gaza Strip today, a Gaza health official said. The Israeli military confirmed a combined air and artillery attack, which Gaza health official Dr. Ashraf al-Kidra said wounded three Palestinians, including one critically. Al-Kidra said a second airstrike later today morning killed the militant and wounded another. The Israeli military had no immediate comment on that report. The Palestinians had no information on the identities of the three men wounded in the first attack, so it was not clear whether they were militants or civilians. The military said that strike targeted militants from Gaza’s ruling Hamas group who were preparing to launch an antitank missile at Israeli soldiers patrolling the Israel-Gaza border. The second strike targeted an abandoned militant training site, Palestinian officials said.
High temperature Wednesday in Delphos was 88 degrees, low was 63. High a year ago today was 90, low was 69. Record high for today is 103, set in 1936. Record low is 50, set in 1978. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press TONIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph. FRIDAY: Partly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers and storms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 70. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph. SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and storms. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. SATURDAY NIGHT, SUNDAY: Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Highs in the upper 80s. SUNDAY NIGHT, MONDAY: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s. Highs around 90.
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The following individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas: Nathan Carpenter, 25, Delphos, was arraigned on an indictment for possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. He pleaded not guilty and was released on a surety bond until his pretrial scheduled for July 18. Garrett Dienstberger, 27, Delphos, was granted Judicial Release from prison. He was then sentenced to 3 years community control, 30 days jail, up to 6 months The WORTH Center, 200 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, 2 years intensive probation, his 12 month prison sentence was deferred pending completion of this community control and he was remanded to jail until transferred to WORTH.
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Alonzo Munoz, 19, Van Wert, was in court to answer to a Probation Violation for being terminated from the WORTH Center program. He admitted to the violation. He was resentenced to 3 years community control with 30 days in jail. He was given credit for 6 days served and was ordered returned to the WORTH Center after that 30 days to complete the program. Tom L. Karnehm Jr., 56, Van Wert, was sentenced following his plea to 2 counts of drug trafficking, both felonies of the fourth degree. He was sentenced to 3 years of community control, up to six months at the WORTH Center, 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, 2 years intensive probation, Driver’ License was suspended six months, ordered to pay attor-
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US, China square off over South China Sea
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Obama administration pressed Beijing today to accept a code of conduct for resolving territorial disputes in the resource-rich South China Sea, a difficult U.S. mediation effort that has faced resistance from the communist government — although it has endeared the U.S. to once-hostile countries in Southeast Asia. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ annual conference. Sitting across from each other at a long table in a grand hall with chandeliers, Clinton stressed the different ways Washington and Beijing are
ST.RITA’S A girl was born July 11 to Anthony and Christin Winter of Delphos. A girl was born July 11 to The nine injured were hos- Sarah Wallace and Anthony pitalized in Sallanches and up Roberts of Spencerville. to six others remain missing, the prefecture said. The gendarme service in Chamonix says they were alerted around 5:25 a.m. (0325GMT) today to the avalanche. A block of ice 40-centimeters (15.75-inches) thick broke off and slid down the slope, creating a 2-meter (6-foot)-thick, 50-meter (160-foot)-long mass of snow, the prefecture said. On Monday at 10:24 p.m., Several dozen gendarmes while investigating a comand other rescuers using plaint, Delphos Police came helicopters and dogs worked into contact with Danielle to pull the dead and injured Herron, 26, and Nicholas from the mountain and search Edwards, 28, of Delphos. for the missing. The risk of a While speaking with the new avalanche complicated subjects, officers detected the search. a strong odor of what they It appears that early sum- believed to be burnt marimer storms left behind heavy juana. When officers ask snows that combined with the subjects, they admitted high winds to form dangerous to using marijuana shortly avalanche conditions on some before officers arrived. of the popular routes around Reports show that there Mont Blanc. were two small children According to tweets from inside the residence at the climbers in the region, recent time. winds led to wind-slab formBoth subject will be ing on the slope. Five days charged with possession of marijuana in to Van Wert Municipal Court.
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Freight train derails, causing fiery blast
By KANTELE FRANKO and MITCH STACY Associated Press COLUMBUS — Exploding freight cars full of ethanol made for a dramatic early morning scene in Ohio’s capital on Wednesday, but officials said the train derailment that led to a hurried evacuation of an urban neighborhood could have been much worse. The National Transportation Safety Board dispatched a 12-person team to investigate the derailment on the Norfolk Southern Corp. tracks, which led to spectacular explosions and the burning of three tank cars each carrying 30,000 gallons of ethanol. Nobody aboard the train was injured. The NTSB expects to issue a preliminary report on the derailment in a month. The full investigation could take a year. Officials said they don’t know yet what caused the accident, which occurred at around 2 a.m. in an industrial area near Interstate 71, north of downtown. The explosions were felt for blocks and sent flames shooting high in the air. NTSB board member Earl F. Weener said Wednesday night that the tankers are still burning. He said once they cool down, a chemical foam will be sprayed on them to prevent re-igniting and the remaining ethanol will be removed. Two people were injured while walking on the tracks to investigate when a second explosion occurred. Officials said they went to the hospital themselves with minor injuries. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman, who later Wednesday visited a temporary Red Cross shelter set up for evacuees, said the accident could have been worse if it had occurred in an area where more people lived. “I’m grateful, in one respect as well, that this did not occur in a more populated area near more residents,” he said. “It very well could have. A mile up or a mile south. North or south, east or west. It could have been tragic in other ways as well.” Assistant Chief David Whiting of the Columbus fire division said it was fortunate the accident occurred in the middle of the night. “The time it occurred, where it occurred, were very good things for us,” Whiting said. “Because we didn’t have a whole lot of people around, businesses were closed, we were able to take care of getting our firefighters back and evacuating a small number of people.” About 100 residents who live within a 1-mile radius of the derailment were evacuated by firefighters, who decided to let the fire burn itself out, according to Whiting. Officials said the burning ethanol, an alcohol compound commonly used in fuel, posed no environmental or health concerns. Residents were back in their homes by mid-afternoon. Nicholas Goodrich, a 35-year-old grocery store employee from Columbus, said he and two other people got as close as 100 feet from the explosion. “Looking at it, I thought it was an atomic bomb or some-
gered species. Finally in 2011 the federal government agreed that it would add the snake to its list of endangered species which will help it get the habitat protection needed to ensure long term survival. CBD also works on other fronts for reptiles. The group’s campaign to outlaw “rattlesnake round-ups”—contests whereby hunters collect and kill as many snakes as they can in a year—has helped stem population declines of eastern diamondback rattlesnakes. And CBD’s efforts to educate the public about the plight of freshwater turtles, which are “overcollected” for food and the pet trade in the southern and midwestern parts of the U.S., helped convince several states for the first time to regulate turtle harvests. One way everyone can help reptile species in decline is to make our backyards friendly to them. The U.S. Geological Survey’s Patuxent Wildlife Research Center offers tips on what to plant and how to arrange a landscape to encourage reptiles and other wildlife. Landowners that take these steps may be rewarded with fewer pests, given reptiles taste for large numbers of mosquitoes and other insects as well as small rodents. Other pro-reptile tips include driving carefully (road mortality is a big issue for snakes, turtles and other species) and keeping outside areas around your property free of garbage that might attract raccoons, crows and other pests that also prey on reptiles. EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E - The Environmental Magazine ( www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@ emagazine.com. Subscribe: www.emagazine.com/subscribe. Free Trial Issue: www. emagazine.com/trial.
E. coli outbreak after picnic now at 55 cases
Missing Ohio woman’s family wants to help search in NC
ASHLAND (AP) — Relatives of an Ohio woman who disappeared during a vacation are heading to North Carolina to help search for her. Authorities say 33-yearold Lynn Jackenheimer, of Ashland, went to the Outer Banks last week with her on-and-off boyfriend, Nate Summerfield, and her two children but didn’t return with them. Summerfield’s brother called police to say Summerfield told him he strangled the woman.
thing,” he said. “The heat was so excruciating that I had to ball up and cover my body.” Norfolk Southern spokesman Dave Pidgeon said the 98-car-freight train was traveling from Chicago to Linwood, N.C. Sixteen cars ended up going off the tracks, including the three hauling ethanol. Two cars transporting wheat and corn syrup were breached and were leaking an undetermined amount, officials said. Crews were applying sand to stop the leaks before trying to recover what they can of the remaining cargo. Joel Priester said he watched the blast from his home about two blocks away. “I saw flames, then I heard a loud sound, like a boom, and saw the flames shooting higher,” he said. “It looked like the sun exploded.” Patricia Reilly, a spokeswoman for the American Association of Railroads, said freight train accidents are uncommon, given the volume of freight that is transported around the country by trains. Roughly 29.4 million carloads of freight are hauled every year across 140,000plus miles of rail in the United States, she said. Of that, 1.8 million carloads are categorized as varying hazardous materials. Last year, about 325,000 carloads of ethanol were hauled over those lines. Last year was one of the safest years ever for U.S. railroads, Reilly said. “I think one accident is a horrible thing,” she said. “But it’s always a good education to understand in context what that represents in the big picture.”
E - The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: How are the world’s reptile species faring in terms of population numbers and endangered status? What’s being done, if anything, to help them? — Vicky Desmond, Troy, NY The world’s reptiles—turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators and crocodiles—are indeed in trouble. The International Union for Conservation of Nature, which publishes an annual global roster of threatened and endangered species called the Red List, considers some 664 species of reptiles— representing more than 20 percent of known reptile species worldwide—as endangered or facing extinction. Meanwhile, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service considers about 10 percent of American reptiles threatened or endangered. Why care? The non-profit Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) considers reptiles “amazing creatures” with clever adaptations that have helped them survive for millions of years. CBD also points out that reptiles are valuable indicators of wider ecological health. “Because many reptile species are long-lived and relatively slow-moving, they suffer from disturbances like habitat loss or pollution for extended periods,” the group reports, adding that a diverse community of reptiles living in a given area is evidence of a healthy ecosystem that can support the plant and animal life they and other species need for food and cover. So what’s causing the reptiles’ decline? “While habitat loss is the most obvious cause of endangerment, declines are even even occurring in pristine areas from threats such as disease, UV radiation and climate change,” reports CBD. Overcollecting and unregulated hunting also are taking a toll on reptile populations. In order to help stem the tide of reptile loss, CBD leverages the court system to pressure the federal government to protect at-risk species. For instance, back in 2004 the group worked with the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection in filing a petition to add the Tucson shovelnosed snake, which dwells in the quickly disappearing wild desert around fast-growing cities like Tucson and Phoenix, to the federal list of endan-
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GERMANTOWN (AP) — Health officials investigating an E. coli outbreak among people who ate at a southwest Ohio picnic say they’ve identified more cases, bringing the total to 55. The illnesses were reported in Germantown, southwest of Dayton. Spokesman Bill Wharton of Montgomery County’s health department says 10 people have been hospitalized, though he didn’t CONCORD (AP) — The remains of a Virginia soldier who know their conditions. went missing during the Korean War have been buried near his The Dayton Daily News family in northeast Ohio more than 60 years later. reports the number of cases The military says 18-year-old Army Cpl. Pryor Gobble of isn’t expected to increase sig- Jonesville, Va., was reported missing after a battle near a North nificantly because the normal Korean reservoir in late 1950. incubation period has passed. In the early 1990s, North Korea returned more than 200 Those who became ill were boxes of what were believed to be remains of hundreds of among attendees at a July 3 U.S. military members. DNA tests helped confirm Gobble’s customer appreciation pic- remains were among them. nic for a lawn care business. His Wednesday funeral in Concord included full military Owner Bob Neff of Neff’s honors. The News-Herald of Willoughby reports veterans from Lawn Care says he’s heartbro- the area joined Gobble’s siblings at the service. ken that people who ate at the event became sick. The bacteria can cause diarrhea, dehydration and, in severe cases, kidney failure. Drs. Kahn, Ryan, Scherger, Scott Stallkamp and Vanessa Stallkamp Scherger, Drs. Kahn, Ryan, Scott Stallkamp and Vanessa Stallkamp Are pleased to announce the association of: Are pleased to announce the to announce the Are pleased association of:
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Jackenheimer has been missing since July 4. Her sister tells WEWS-TV in Cleveland the family wanted to help police resume the search today. Police also are looking for Summerfield, who is described as a person of interest. Police say he returned the children to Ohio and left them with his family. Businesses in Ashland are offering more than $7,000 in rewards for information in the case.
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Ohio hospital pays $1.8M to settle lawsuit
Tammy Herrick, CINCINNATI (AP) — A M.D. Cincinnati hospital has paid nearly $1.8 million to settle Specializing in all facets of Obstetrics a lawsuit in which a former and Gynecology employee alleges medical at tests weren’t being read. Tammy Herrick, M.D.101 & 304, Lima, Ohio 45801 830 W. High St., Suite The Cincinnati Enquirer Tammy Herrick, M.D. Specializing in all facets of Obstetrics and Gynecologyschedule an appointment Call 419-227-0610 or 1-800-686-4096 to reports Christ Hospital also At Specializing in will facets of Obstetrics and Gynecology faces increased federal overDr. Herrick all be joining us on August 1, 2012 sight after its settlement with830 W. High St., Suite 101 & 304 At Lima, Ohio 45801 W. High St., Suite 101 & 304 the U.S. Justice Department 830 in late June. Lima, Ohio 45801 Call 419-227-0610 or 1-800-686-4096 to schedule an appointment YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT STORE The hospital’s former medCall 419-227-0610 or 1-800-686-4096 to schedule an appointment Dr. lab ical director of vascular Herrick will be joining us on August 1, 2012 THE PROFESSIONALS Dr. Herrick will be joining us on August 1, 2012 services says tests of as many as 8,000 patients weren’t properly read before a doctor signed off on them and Medicare was charged. The tests are meant to help identify blockages, blood clots and WINDOWS • ROOFING • SIDING • FENCING aneurysms. Whistleblower Peter Podore The Quality Door Place says the hospital didn’t follow • Garage Doors & Operators • Entrance & Storm Doors its own internal procedures, • Wood • Steel • Painting Available • Insulation • Aluminum Railing putting patients at risk. • Awnings • Rubber Roofing • Decks • Fence The hospital says in a state1034 Westwood Dr. 419-238-9795 ment that it has hired a chief Van Wert, Ohio 45891 Phone: (419) 238-9795 compliance officer to make Fax: (419) 238-9893 sure rules are followed, and it’s Toll Free: (800) 216-0041 voluntarily reviewing tests.
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Bill would grant tax cuts to businesses that hire
By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON — Democrats began trying to push a bill through the Senate Tuesday slicing taxes for businesses that hire new workers and buy major new equipment. They ran straight into opposition from Republicans who complained that the measure was too timid and sought to refocus the debate on their own economic priorities. As soon as debate began, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said he would offer an amendment extending for another year broad tax cuts for millions of Americans that expire in January, including for the wealthiest earners. President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders want to renew them only for families earning up to $250,000 — a cutoff that Democrats say would force the rich to contribute to deficit reduction but Republicans say would stifle job creation. “I remain amazed that the Democratic majority has decided to pursue this bill to support small businesses, when looming tax increases threaten to crush these same small businesses,” Hatch said. “It’s just like asking to go into a deeper recession,” he added of the tax increases that will hit unless Congress acts. “It’s like saying we don’t care.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., would not say whether he would allow a vote on Hatch’s amendment, but it seemed unlikely. He tried turning the tables on Republicans by accusing them of holding middle-class tax cuts hostage so the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans could get tax reductions. “So I give Mitt Romney and all the Republicans this news: They’re all doing just fine. Mitt Romney doesn’t need additional tax breaks,” Reid said of the wealthy GOP presidential challenger. With Election Day less than four months off, the battle highlighted how both parties are using congressional debate to transmit their messages to voters with little regard to whether the legislation at stake will ever become law. The Senate’s Democratic tax-cutting bill has little chance of surviving. Neither does Wednesday’s planned vote by the Republican-run House to repeal Obama’s 2010 health care law, which has no chance of being duplicated in the Democratic-led Senate. The Senate bill debated Tuesday would let businesses take tax credits for 10 percent
DEAR EDITOR: Recently the ODNR gave the people who love or hate the canal a window of opportunity. Some say why didn’t they save the fish or call some employee an idiot. But lets look at the opportunity it presents. Why not rally around the canal commission and do something to make the canal a fishing hole, like it was for me in the 50’s. Could we move quickly and get a plan in place to dredge the canal. Oh yes the negative thinkers say it will just silt back in. I say mother nature will do what she will do. ODNR says we are small fish and there is no money in the budget. Well, we keep asking for a smaller government so maybe we should do what my dad, Don Patthoff, did in 40s. He went around Delphos collecting ashes from home coal furnaces and built a sinter track at the Delphos Stadium. What a dumb idea; it’s work. I haven’t lived in Delphos since I went away to college but I still call it my home town. Joan, my wife owns a local business, so I do get to help maintain the building on the beautiful MiamiErie Canal. I had the pleasure to pick up, by hand, 36 dead fish to control the odor and the maggots that eat the flesh off of the fishes bones. Right now I am, by rake and shovel, building the bank back up to repair the erosion that has already taken place. While sweating in the 100-degree weather, I wondered what can we do now while others just say it is a pity and it smells (not as bad as cleaning the hog barn at my uncles farm). There are a lot of good people in the area that will pitch in if there is a plan. I’m not a community leader and I don’t feel it is my place to tell the city fathers what to do. I am a dreamer of sorts and wonder what might be. Some people could operate an excavator to dredge the canal. Some could lend the canal commission their dump trucks. Some can help place riprap to control future erosion. Some can raise money to pay for fuel and equipment rental. Some can work with our government people and see what can be done in funding and materials (not what can’t be done). Some can cook or bring water to the working folk. The athletes that need to build strong bodies could shovel muck. The dirt could be used to build a sledding hill, or a soap box derby run or a place for the student athletes to run up hill. The musings of one man. What could be? Gee it sounds like a Shirley Temple movie. Dennis J. Patthoff, Lima
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Biden to offer NAACP rebuttal to Romney
By KEN THOMAS Associated Press WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden is offering a rebuttal of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney before the nation’s largest civil rights organization, defending President Barack Obama’s record before black voters. Biden is addressing the NAACP convention in Houston today, a day after Romney said he’d do more for AfricanAmericans than Obama, the nation’s first black president. Romney was booed when he said he’d repeal Obama’s health care reform law but otherwise got a polite reception as he reached out to a traditionally Democratic voting bloc. Obama’s campaign countered that Romney’s policies would hurt working families in the black community, an argument Biden was expected to make before the NAACP delegates. Democrats said Romney had opposed the rescue of the U.S. auto industry, the health care law and the economic stimulus, which they said helped black voters. “While Mitt Romney tried to paint a picture of a president who failed the AfricanAmerican community, we know that the reality is that President Barack Obama has delivered time and time again,” said Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. Obama is not speaking to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People this year. He spoke to the organization during the 2008 campaign and in 2009, while first lady Michelle Obama spoke to the group in 2010. The president is scheduled to address the National Urban League in New Orleans on July 25. White House press secretary Jay Carney, asked if Obama was taking black voters for granted by skipping the NAACP meeting, noted that Obama has spoken to the organization in the past and met with its president, Ben Jealous, last year.
GOP-controlled House votes for repeal
By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON — Pressing an election-year point, Republicans pushed yet another bill through the House on Wednesday to repeal the nation’s two-year-old health care law, a maneuver that forced Democrats to choose between President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement and a public that is persistently skeptical of its value. The vote was 244-185, with five Democratic defectors siding with Republicans. By Republican count, the vote marked the 33rd time in 18 months that the tea partyinfused GOP majority has tried to eliminate, defund or otherwise scale back the program — opponents scornfully call it “Obamacare” — since the GOP took control of the House. Repeal this year by Congress is doomed, since the Democratic-controlled Senate will never agree. But Illinois Rep. Peter Roskam said before joining other Republicans in Wednesday’s House vote: “Here’s the good news. The voters get the last word in November. Stay tuned.” Nor was the vote in the House the only act of political theater during the day as campaign concerns increasingly crowded out bipartisan attempts at law-making in the Capitol. One day after a campaigning Obama called on Congress to pass his proposal to extend tax cuts on all but the highest wage earners, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky offered to allow an immediate vote. “I can’t see why Democrats wouldn’t want to give him the chance” to sign the bill, he said. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., countered by blocking an immediate vote. “We’ll get to the tax issues. That way we’ll be able to talk in more detail about Governor Romney’s taxes,” he said in a reference to Democratic campaign attacks on the GOP presidential candidate’s overseas investment, the relatively low rate of income tax he is required to pay and his refusal thus far to release personal tax returns dating before 2010. The health care debate roiled the campaign for the White House as well as Congress. Republican presidential
of the difference between their payrolls this year and 2011, whether the extra money is used to hire workers or give raises to existing employees. Because the credit is capped at $500,000, Democrats said it would predominantly help small businesses. It also limits the tax credit to the first $110,100 of each worker’s salary, which the White House said meant that “wellpaid executives would be ineligible for tax relief.” The measure would also let firms buying major new equipment in 2012, such as machinery, deduct the entire cost of the purchase this year under so-called “bonus depreciation” rules. Currently they can only deduct half the amount. Though both parties favor the idea, critics say it sometimes gives tax breaks to firms that would have purchased the equipment anyway, limiting its impact. Democrats said the measure would create 990,000 jobs, citing a study they requested from a private, nonpartisan economic consulting firm. The White House said almost 2 million companies that boost their payrolls would get tax breaks and noted that Obama had proposed lower levies for small businesses in the “to-do” list he suggested for Congress in May.
One Year Ago • The Little Travelers and Epic Explorers of the Delphos Public Library’s Summer Reading Program gathered at the Jefferson Middle School Tuesday night to watch Jason Abbott present “Magic Funny Side Up,” for family night. McKennah Jackson and Isaac Gable assisted Abbott with the magic rings. 25 Years Ago — 1987 • The Cloverdale Community Club Park Festival was set to kick off at 4 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Cloverdale Community Club hall, highlighted by a parade and a dance. Candidates for queen of Cloverdale are Julie Hicks, Mary Spitnale, and Cathy Horstman. The sole candidate for king is Dean Kuhlman. • Arlo Decker of Spencerville, recently came upon some historic memorabilia. He said he has an 1863 trade coin with the inscription: “J.W. Hunt, Druggist Express Agent, Delphos, Ohio.” Decker has other memorabilia including two old bayonets, one from the Civil War and the other the Revolutionary and a Spanish American War medal dated 1898. • Bob Schulte of Delphos, represented the Serra Club of Lima at the Serra International convention, in San Diego. Richard Stolly and Dale Vondrell, Vice President of Vocations, also attended. More than 1,500 Catholic laypersons from 13 countries attended the annual meeting of Serra International, an organization known for promoting vocations in priesthood and religious life. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • Cora Weaver served as hostess to the Ladies Aid of the Christian Union Church during a meeting held Wednesday afternoon in the basement of the church. The session open with singing “America the Beautiful,” followed by a prayer offered by Flora Spring. Mrs. Emmo Gould read scriptures taken from the second chapter of the first book of Timothy. • Delphos Rotarians saw some motion picture films taken in 1954 at their meeting Wednesday at NuMaude’s. A. J. Laudick was program chairman, and he introduced E. E. Sheeter who took the pictures and acted as technician. The first film was a basketball game for the state championship between St. John’s and St. Anthony’s of New Lexington. The second and third films showed activities of the Delphos Junior Chamber of Commerce. • Routine business matters were taken care of at the meeting of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia Tuesday in the basement of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Landeck. The council will meet Aug. 13 with the following committee serving: Eileen Martin and Alice Pothast, co-chairladies, Esther Shumaker, Loretta Freund, Sophia Hugel, Emma Schnipke, Angela Wieser, Edna Haunhorst, Theresa Honigford and Rosemarie Niemeyer. 75 Years Ago — 1937 • The Loyal Lutheran Laymen gave a picnic Sunday for members of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. The picnic was held after the regular morning services at a grove west of the city. Following dinner an entertainment was enjoyed. Ruby Kloeppel, Alice Mox, Janice Powell and Lucille Freund entertained with a clarinet concert. Jimmy Buchholtz gave a magic show. • The Delphos Merchants sent the Ohio City Merchants into the cellar position in a league game played Sunday afternoon at city field before a large and enthusiastic audience. The score was 10 to 9. The game was interesting and hard fought in more ways than one. Noonan, pitcher for the Delphos Merchants, allowed only four hits in the seven and one-half innings that he pitched. • Ralph Grothouse, East Fifth Street, was named assistant corporal of Company A, at the Citizens Military Training Camp at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. The word was received here Monday of his appointment. A letter was received from Carl Hotz, another Delphos man attending the camp. Hotz is a member of Company D, as is Richard Young, another Delphos boy at camp.
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WASHINGTON — July 10 on my calendar reads: “Doug Day — Five Years.” That is, five years ago, my friend Doug Marlette — Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, novelist, playwright, raconteur and cultural omnivore — died in a car accident on a rainy road between Memphis, Tenn., and Oxford, Miss. This is not to be maudlin, I feel compelled to say, which is also a way of apologizing for indulging a personal loss. But it is summer and this is what columnists do when they figure the Earth will continue to turn on its axis if one commentator fails to acknowledge that a given politician has revealed himself to be flawed in some way. It is, moreover, a worthy topic because Marlette’s premature exit at 57 was a loss to a world never more desperately in need of sane voices and humorous reminders of our human-ness, as he would put it. His gimlet eye on all things sublime and absurd has not been replaced and may never be. The world produces a few geniuses now and then who are simply sui generis, and Marlette was surely one. I know I speak for dozens of close friends and family members — and even a good number of enemies— when I say that Marlette was that
A friend remembered
candidate Mitt Romney drew boos from his largely black audience at the NAACP convention when he vowed to wipe out Obama’s overhaul. In the House, Republicans assailed the law as a jobkilling threat to the economic recovery, but Democrats said repeal would eliminate consumer protections that already have affected millions. “The intent of the president’s health care law was to lower costs and to help create jobs. ... Instead, it is making our economy worse, driving up costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire,” said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. He cited a study by a business group that estimated that one of the bill’s taxes would cost up to 249,000 jobs, and a different estimate that a second tax would “put as many as 47,100 in jeopardy.” But House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said repeal would take away provisions that guarantee coverage for children with pre-existing medical conditions, reduce prescription drug costs for some seniors, provide for protective checks for patients of all ages and ensure rebates totaling more than $1 billion this summer for policy holders.
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rare creature who could size up a person, place, event or trend with a glance that was simultaneously mirthful and homicidal. He was an intellectual assassin with a preternatural knack for zeroing in on hypocrites and phonies, and woe unto those under his gaze. Your most deeply guarded secret was transparent to him; your most precious conceit a speck of lint on his sleeve. I have written about Marlette periodically as topics have permitted because this is what friends do: remember. It is also a pleasant duty to remind others not only of his gifts but of his contributions to the national conversation. We weep that Marlette missed Sarah Palin and Barack Obama, two characters he would have relished revealing. He missed Palin entirely, but he did catch a glimpse of Obama and was deeply skeptical of his presidential candidacy. Because I had been in Boston for Obama’s convention speech in 2004, I was convinced that he was a future
president and said so. Marlette just chuckled and said, “Yeah, well, we’ll see.” For someone addicted to deadlines at an early age, Marlette was proudly at ease with ambiguity and patient in the way of old souls. He knew that the gods exact justice from those who try to steal their fire. He was usually prescient. Though a committed Democrat, Marlette was no ideologue and wasn’t fond of those who were. He would have rolled in clover at the sight of his colleagues clamoring to hold up the hem of Obama’s raiment. His cackle would have rattled the rafters to watch Palin (whom he would have admired as a force of nature) work crowds into a froth while his own tribe writhed in revulsion at her flirty ignorance. He would have understood as few others that, though Palin may have lacked fluency in the language of elites, she knew instinctively how to create and then harness emotional contagion. Marlette had long distanced himself from the cacophony of the burgeoning media world, which formed the original basis for our friendship. He responded to a column I had written about the death of newspapers and thus began a conversation that lasted five years. Living in
adjoining Carolinas (his North and my South), we created a virtual newsroom, plotting columns and cartoons from our respective bunkers. Like prisoners in “The Count of Monte Cristo,” we knocked on the cell floor and whispered, “Anybody there?” Descended from what he called “lintheads,” Marlette had experienced New York the way Walker Percy said Southerners must (to discover they’re just as smart as those Northern boys). He had a nice dance with earned fame but eventually found his way back home — just like Kudzu, the comic strip character he created and nurtured for 30 years. I could write a book, but much of Marlette can be found in those he wrote, including more than a dozen cartoon collections, a memoir about cartooning (“In Your Face”), two novels -- “The Bridge,” based on his textile-working, union-organizing family, and “Magic Time,” a love story that manages to make a sturdy connection between terrorism now and during the civil rights era in Mississippi. You’ll find some of the man in both novels, and I commend them — and him — to you.
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The University of Northwestern Ohio is proud to acknowledge its President’s List for Spring Quarter 2012 for Middle Point students in the College of Welcome Sign Business. The following full‑time students received a grade point average of 4.0: Delphos Miranda Mayer TODAY Elida 5‑7 p.m. — The Interfaith Brandon Patrick Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 8 p.m. — American Legion Post 268, 415 N. State St.
UNOH president’s, dean’s list announced
The following part‑time students received a grade point average of 4.0: Delphos Christopher Mercer Kelli Wannemacher
Renner receives scholarship
The following full‑time students received a grade point average of 3.5 or better: Delphos Emily Fernandez Amy Grothouse Cassie Kemper
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 8:30‑11:30 a.m. — St. John’s High School recycle, 600 block of East Second Street. 9 a.m. ‑ noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. Cloverdale recycle at village park. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1‑3 p.m. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre SUNDAY 8‑11:30 a.m. — Knights of Columbus benefit for St. John’s School at the hall, Elida Ave. 1‑3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — The Green Thumb Garden Club will meet at the Delphos Public Library for luncheon and program. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. — Washington Township Trustees meet at the township house. Delphos City Council meets at the Delphos Municipal Building, 608 N. Canal St. 7:30 p.m. — Jefferson Athletic Boosters meet at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. Spencerville village council meets at the mayor’s office. Delphos Eagles Auxiliary meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 8 p.m. — Delphos City Schools Board of Education meets at the administration office. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1‑3 p.m. — Delphos Area Visiting Nurses offer free blood pressure checks at Delphos Discount Drugs. 6 p.m. — Weight Watchers meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 211 E. Third St. 7 p.m. — Delphos Area Art Guild (DAAG) meets in the second floor gallery of the Delphos Postal Museum of History at 339 N. Main St. Al-Anon Meeting for Friends and Families of Alcoholics at St. Rita’s Medical Center, 730 West Market Street, Behavioral Services Conference Room 5-G, 5th Floor 7:30 p.m. — Elida School Board meets at the high school office. Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. Fort Jennings Village Council meets at Fort Jennings Library. WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. ‑ noon — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. Noon — Rotary Club meets at The Grind.
and participates in Habitat for Humanity. A 2010 graduate of Jefferson High School, Renner plans to pursue a career in operations management and logistics.
Audrey Linn Jennifer Moyer Kyle Richards Roman Youngpeter Fort Jennings Patricia Hipsher Dawn Murphy Kalida Matt Warnecke Ottoville Alex Odenweller Christopher Plescher Venedocia Alex Smith The following part‑time students received a grade point average of 3.5 or better: Elida Bethany Fricke Amanda Fricke Cloverdale Ashley Horstman Fort Jennings Dale Neidert Daniel Saum
Skillet Meat Loaf 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup ketchup 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon prepared mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 cups crushed saltines (about 40 crackers) 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot 2 pounds lean ground beef Additional ketchup and mustard, optional In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Add saltines, onion, celery and carrot. Add beef and mix well. Pat into a 10-inch skillet. Top with ketchup and mustard, if desired. Cover and cook over medium heat for 8 minutes. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 15 to 20 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees. Drain. Let stand a few minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings. Fire and Ice Tomatoes 5 large tomatoes cut into wedges Serve meat loaf with this speedy stove top recipe and keep your kitchen cool with sides of marinated fresh vegetables and a cold rice pudding. 1 medium onion, sliced 3/4 cup white vinegar 6 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon mustard seed 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 large cucumber, sliced In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes and onion; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine the vinegar, sugar, water, mustard seed and cayenne. Bring to a boil; boil for 1 minute. Pour over tomatoes and onion; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Add cucumber; toss to coat. Refrigerate overnight. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield 8 servings. Sugarless Rice Pudding 2 cups cold 2% milk 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups cooked rice In a bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add vanilla; mix well. Stir in rice. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. Yield: 6 servings.
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Fickert’s 2-hitter ends Wildcats’ ACME season
Ricker doubled to deep left center with one down in the Wildcat sixth but could get no closer to scoring. Celina will tangle with Crestview 7 p.m. tonight in another elimination game.
Celina 8, Jefferson 0 CELINA (8) ab-r-h-rbi Shawn Stockler lf 4-2-2-0, Jared Braun ph 1-0-0-0, Caleb Kuhn 3b 4-0-0-2, Cody Vogel cf 3-3-1-0, Eric Bickert p 2-1-0-0, Kyle Berry 1b 4-12-1, Jimmy Luebke c 3-1-1-2, Brandon McGilvary c 0-0-0-0, Riley Luebke 2b 2-0-1-1, Damon Smith dh 2-0-0-0, Andy Sneddon ss/ph 0-0-0-0, Skylar McCarter rf 4-0-1-0. Totals 29-8-8-7. JEFFERSON (0) ab-r-h-rbi Tyler Wrasman 2b 3-0-0-0, Zach Ricker 1b/p 2-0-1-0, Austin Jettinghoff ss 3-0-1-0, Zack Kimmett dh 2-0-00, Ryan Bullinger lf 0-0-0-0, Gaige Rassman lf/rf 0-0-0-0, Jordan Herron 3b/p 2-0-0-0, Dylan Haehn ph 1-0-0-0, Seth Wollenhaupt lf/ph 1-0-0-0, Drew Kortokrax rf/lf 2-0-0-0, Nick Fitch c 3-00-0, Tyler Rice p/3b/1b 2-0-0-0, Zavier Buzard cf 1-0-0-0, Jordan McCann ph/ cf 1-0-0-0. Totals 23-0-2-0. Score by Innings: Celina 420 101 0-8 Jefferson 0 0 0 000 0-0 E: Herron, Wollenhaupt, Bullinger; LOB: Celina 10, Jefferson 4; 2B: Berry 2, McCarter; 3B: Stockler, R. Luebke; SB: McCarter; SF: Kuhn. IP H R ER BB SO CELINA Fickert (W) 7.0 2 0 0 1 9 JEFFERSON Rice (L) 2.2 7 6 5 2 2 Herron 2.1 1 1 1 3 1 Ricker 2.0 0 1 1 4 0 WP: Herron 2, Ricker; HBP: Ricker (by Fickert).
The more things change ...
In honor of the just JIM METCALFE completed fortnight — The Wimbledon Championships. I always thought that lawn tennis — the kind that is played on grass at Wimbledon email@example.com — was a serve-andvolley, attacking style up until the last few years. They have slowed down the balls and the grass, allowing for more and longer rallies. Before this recent era, in the age of Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert and Johnny McEnroe and before then, the courts were all chewed up all over the place. If I remember, they even used to wear cleats to make sure they had good footing. Now, there are very few true serve-and-volleyers along the lines of Martina, Pete Sampras, Pat Cash and Tim Henman and many others before them. Well, it turns out that the game has come full circle in regards to The Championships. In its first years — starting in 1877 as the world’s oldest tennis tournament — it was also a clash of baseliners making shots and not many attacking the net. Overall, the game was that way, even on other surfaces. That all changed with the emergence of the first truly great Wimbledon champion, William Charles Renshaw, born in 1861 in Leamington, Warwickshire. He won seven “gentlemen’s” singles title — the feat matched by Sampras and recently by Roger Federer — and 14 overall, including doubles with his twin brother, Ernest. They called his style the “Renshaw Rush” that not only was attacking but was also with great power. Apparently, it attracted what was then large crowds — not by today’s standards but this was 130 years ago! — and helped the game grow not only in England but throughout the world. Another part of this story that caught my eye was the familial aspect. With the emergence over a decade and a half ago of the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, it turns out that they weren’t the first sibling rivalry in the game. That goes way back. William beat his twin three times to claim Wimbledon titles — all in 5-setters — and then teamed with him to win seven doubles trophies. Sound familiar? I did not know this, either, but at the time Wimbledon had what they called an “all-comers” bracket, where anybody who could qualify would gain entrance to the tournament. Heck, maybe I could have made it!! Two, the reigning champion only had to play one match; the final. That was changed in 1922. Maybe that’s why Renshaw’s run of six straight titles — matched by Martina from 1982-87 among her record nine championships — won’t be broken! Now if they can get the courts ready for the Olympics when the tennis competition starts July 28! With the Summer Olympics from London bearing down on us, there’s a natural flood of stories with a “remember when?” feel. Such as the much-hyped 3,000-meter matchup between Mary Decker and the barefoot Zola Budd at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. Both are among the greatest middle-distance (compared to a marathon!) runners in history. The now-famous (or is it infamous?) “collision” between the two — originally, Budd was blamed for it but since, even Decker didn’t blame her rival — ended with Decker sprawled on the infield, unable to go on. I didn’t remember this but Budd — who was booed the rest of the race — finished seventh; she claimed she purposely slowed down because she didn’t want to face a hostile proAmerican crowd (Decker was an American and Budd was a transplanted South African running for the United Kingdom) if she had medaled. I guess I can buy that, especially if you believe you were the cause of the spill to begin with. Maybe she really wasn’t; after all, there is a lot of jostling in these events at the top level, so it’s part of the competition. What is sad is that neither of these women ever won an Olympic medal. Or this one regarding Flo-Jo — Florence Griffith-Joyner. She of the flamboyant attire and world-class speed. She set two world records at the Seoul Olympics in 1988 — in the 100 and 200 — in winning two golds and adding a relay gold (4x1) and a silver (4x4). That was the year that a Brazilian runner — his name escapes me — accused her of using steroids because she didn’t look like a woman. I remember my response was to “ask” him if he’d ever seen the East German women or the Russians! She died suddenly of a seizure in her sleep in 1998 at the age of 38. This isn’t about the Olympics but it caught my eye — especially after a friend sent it to me! There was a bench-clearing brawl in a full-contact football game at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville, Massachusetts. Shocking, isn’t it? What’s interesting is that it was a playoff game in the Women’s Football Alliance between defending national champion Boston Militia and the DC Divas! One woman was carted off the field with a broken leg.
By JIM METCALFE
COLDWATER — Jefferson was shut out for the second straight time in the ACME Coldwater District summer baseball tournament at Coldwater’s Veteran’s Field. This time, it was Celina right-hander Eric Fickert who did the damage, tossing a 2-hitter to pace the Bulldogs to an 8-0 victory. Fickert went the distance, tossing 94 pitches (63 strikes) in only yielding one walk, one hit batter and fanning nine. Nine other outs he registered were via ground balls. The Bulldogs got off quickly, scoring four in the top of the first against Jefferson right-hander Tyler Rice (2 2/3 innings, 7 hits, 6 runs, 5 earned, 2 baseson-balls, 2 strikeouts). Shawn Stockler (2-for-4) led off with a single to right; an error on the play put him at third, from where he tallied the first run on a ground ball to second by Caleb Kuhn. An out later, Fickert helped his own cause by working a walk and
Heat get 2 new shooters; no deal for Magic center
By BRIAN MAHONEY The Associated Press
The Miami Heat got two more shooters. The Orlando Magic, at least for now, are keeping their center. A flurry of deals were completed Wednesday and another one was put on hold on the first day contracts could be signed in the NBA. Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis inked their deals with the NBA champions, who will rely on their perimeter accuracy to create more space on the court for LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. The Spurs announced Tim Duncan was staying in San Antonio and the Knicks completed a sign-andtrade to bring Marcus Camby to New York. But there’s no deal for the best big man of them all in the NBA right now. The Magic can’t find an agreement they like for AllStar center Dwight Howard, who has asked for a trade to Brooklyn. The Magic have tried to accommodate, only to find nothing from the Nets that fit their desires. “We’ve had discussions with Brooklyn, we’ve had discussions with a host of different teams about a host of different issues. And the answer is, ‘Yes we’re still talking to them’,” Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said. “We’re still looking to do whatever it is that puts us in the best position from a sustainability standpoint (and) from a strategic standpoint.” Instead, the Nets re-signed their current center, Brook Lopez, to an extension. He had been linked to the Howard trade talk for months but knows he will at last begin the season in Brooklyn, ineligible to be traded until Jan. 15. Free agency opened July 1 and teams were able to begin signing players at 12:01 a.m. EDT Wednesday. Deron Williams got a quick start, signing his 5-year, $98 million extension with the Nets while in Las Vegas for the U.S. Olympic team’s training camp right after the window opened. Even though he hasn’t been able to get Howard, Nets’ GM Billy King kept Williams, traded for All-Star guard Joe Johnson and forward Reggie Evans, kept starting forward Gerald Wallace and signed Bosnian forward Mirza Teletovic. Things are looking up for another long-time lowly team, the Los Angeles Clippers. Blake Griffin wanted to be a part of it, signing a 5-year extension that could pay him about $95 million. “It’s exciting and that was the goal from day one, to start building something and not just fall into the history of the program,” Griffin said of the Clippers, who also signed guard Jamal Crawford, “and I think we’ve done a good job of turning the ship in the right direction.” Allen decided to leave one good situation for another, taking less money from the Heat than the Celtics were offering. With he and Lewis, Miami will have options all over the court. “You’ve got to doubleteam LeBron. You have to double-team Dwyane Wade. You’ve got to double-team Chris Bosh. And then you think they’re going to leave Ray Allen open?” Lewis asked. “They’ve got to leave somebody open. So I have to go shoot a million jumpers tonight and be ready to knock them down.” Another good 3-point shooter, Ryan Anderson, has a new home. After leading the league in 3-pointers last season and winning the NBA’s Most Improved Player award, he was dealt by the Magic to New Orleans for Mexican Gustavo Ayon. The Hornets have three days to decide if they want Eric Gordon to play with Anderson. He signed an offer sheet in Phoenix for four years and $58 million but New Orleans has three days to match the deal for the restricted free agent, which they are expected to do.
Also: —The Knicks brought Camby back to New York in a sign-and-trade with Houston and re-signed guard JR Smith. They were still working to complete deals with Jason Kidd and Steve Novak, both of which had already been agreed to. And even with Kidd coming aboard, Jeremy Lin will enter next season as the Knicks’ starting point guard. Coach Mike Woodson repeated that the Knicks would “absolutely” match an offer sheet Lin had agreed to sign with Houston and that he would go to training camp as the starter.
Kyle Berry doubled down the left-field line. Jimmy Luebke singled to center to score both runners and, in turn, he scored on a triple to deep left by Riley Luebke to give the Green and White a 4-0 lead and more than enough runs for Fickert. Zach Ricker was hit by a pitch with one down in the Jefferson first and, an out later, Zach Kimmett walked. However, a fly ball to center by Jordan Herron ended the Red and White’s (9-10) only real scoring chance against Fickert. That also started a string of seven straight outs. Celina made it 6-0 in the second. With one out, Stockler tripled to deep left center and touched the plate as Kuhn flied deep enough to center to get him home. Cody Vogel (3 runs) singled to left; a misplay put him at third. Fickert walked. An error on a grounder hit by Berry plated Vogel for a 6-0 spread. A 2-out double to right center by Skylar McCarter in the Celina third chased Rice and brought Herron (2 1/3 IPs, 1 hit, 1 earned run, 3 BBs, 1 K, 2 wild pitches) to
the mound. A wild pitch put the runner at third but Herron struck out Stockler to end the threat. In the visitor fourth, the lead was extended to 7-0. With one down, Vogel walked. He took off for second as Fickert bounced out to short and eventually scored as Berry doubled to left. Austin Jettinghoff commenced the Delphos fourth with a line shot up the gut and a passed ball moved him up a base. However, Fickert struck out the side, starting another 7-out string. Celina threatened again in the fifth. R. Luebke walked and advanced on a wild pitch. Pinch-hitter Andy Sneddon walked. McCarter forced Sneddon at second. He then stole second. However, Herron got the next two out to end the uprising. Celina got its final tally in the sixth against third pitcher Ricker (2 IPs, 1 earned tally, 4 BBs, 1 WP). Vogel walked, moved up on a 1-out wild pitch, took third on a fly ball to center by Berry and scored on consecutive free passes to J. Luebke, R. Luebke and Sneddon to make it 8-0. A fly ball kept it there.
The Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno defended his program’s integrity in a 7-month-old letter released Wednesday, a day ahead of a report that could forever mar his legacy. In the letter, written shortly before his death and confirmed as legitimate by his family, Paterno rejected the notion that his former assistant Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse of boys amounted to a “football scandal” or tarnished the accomplishments of his players or Penn State’s reputation as a whole. The results of Penn State’s internal investigation into the Sandusky scandal was released today in a report that answered many of the troubling questions swirling around one of the worst scandals in sports history. FOOTBALL NEW YORK — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is launching a sports clothing line called V7 that will be sold exclusively at East Coast sporting goods shop Modell’s. The line is the latest image-restoration move for Vick, who spent 18 months in federal prison on dogfighting charges and was released in 2009. He has since been re-signed with Nike and married longtime fiancie Kijafa Frink earlier this summer. The line includes technical athletic clothing such as T-shirts. Part of the proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia. BASEBALL KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National League’s 8-0 victory in the AllStar game was the highest-rated primetime show Tuesday night, according to overnight ratings. The game drew a rating of 8.1 and a 14 share, up 3 percent over the 2011 game. It was the first year-to-year gain since the 2008 game; last year’s game in Phoenix drew a record low. St. Louis had the largest overnight rating (20.5) and share (33), up 15 percent from last year. Kansas City was next at 18.7 and 31, up a whopping 188 percent. Ratings represent the percentage of all households with televisions tuned
into a program, and shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time. OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics released LHP Brian Fuentes. The move announced Wednesday comes a little more than a week after the team designated Fuentes for assignment. The reliever finished 2-2 with five saves, three blown saves and a 6.84 ERA in 26 outings this season, including recording his 200th save May 2 at Boston to become the sixth lefthander in major-league history to reach the mark. The 36-year-old has 204 career saves with a 3.58 ERA in 644 career appearances over 12 seasons with five clubs. He went 0-2 with a save, two blown saves, a 19.50 ERA and .452 opponents’ average over his final seven outings. AUTO RACING CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Suspended NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger announced Wednesday that he tested positive for a stimulant and was collecting his medicines and supplements in an attempt to figure out what got him in trouble. A statement issued by Allmendinger’s business manager didn’t identify the stimulant and added the driver doesn’t know what caused him to fail the random test conducted June 29. He was suspended Saturday and NASCAR has also not revealed the substance. Allmendinger is the second Sprint Cup Series driver to be suspended under the NASCAR drug policy implemented in 2009. The 30-year-old Allmendinger has requested his “B” urine sample be tested and it’s not clear when that will occur. Allmendinger added Tuesday that he would never knowingly take a prohibited substance. According to NASCAR’s drug policy, a stimulant is defined as “amphetamine, methamphetamine, Ecstasy (MDMA), Eve (MDEA), MDA, PMA, Phentermine and other amphetamine derivatives and related compounds.” CYCLING AUSTIN, Texas — The U.S. AntiDoping Agency on Wednesday granted
—The Toronto Raptors acquired point guard Kyle Lowry from Houston and signed fellow guard Landry Fields to a 3-year offer sheet worth nearly $20 million that the Knicks would have three days to match. —Golden State sent Dorell Wright to the Philadelphia 76ers in a 3-team trade that moved guard Jarrett Jack from the New Orleans Hornets to the Warriors. The Hornets received the draft rights to Edin Bavcic of Bosnia and Herzegovina from the Sixers in a salary-slashing move that clears space in a crowded backcourt. Philadelphia got center Darryl Watkins from New Orleans. The move will clear about $5.5 million in cap space for New Orleans, giving them more money to sign a center and also allow rookie combo guard Austin Rivers, the 10th overall pick out of Duke in last month’s NBA draft, to see more playing time next season. The Sixers used the amnesty clause on Elton Brand and the $18.1 million he’s owed in the final season of a 5-year contract — a move that had to happen for the Wright trade to go through. Philadelphia also agreed to a 2-year deal with forward Lavoy Allen, signed center Spencer Hawes and agreed to a 1-year deal with veteran swingman Nick Young, whose arrival allowed the team to part ways with reserve guard Lou Williams. Golden State also has Richard Jefferson under contract for two more seasons and is hoping to re-sign restricted free agent Brandon Rush, plus selected small forwards Harrison Barnes seventh overall and Draymond Green at No. 35 in the draft. —The Portland Trail Blazers and free agent J.J. Hickson have agreed to a 1-year deal, it was confirmed by the forward’s agent, Andy Miller. —Seven-foot center Chris Kaman tweeted that he has agreed to a deal with the Dallas Mavericks, giving him a chance to play with friend and former German Olympic teammate Dirk Nowitzki. The deal for Kaman is for one year, according to a person familiar with the agreement. That person added Dallas was planning to use the amnesty clause on center Brendan Haywood. —The Thunder announced the signings of Hasheem Thabeet, the overall No. 2 pick in 2009, and undrafted free agent Hollis Thompson. —Terms were not disclosed, though Yahoo Sports cited anonymous sources in reporting the 36-year-old Duncan got a 3-year, $36 million deal from the Spurs. —Steve Nash was introduced as the newest member of the Los Angeles Lakers, a week after reaching a deal to leave the Phoenix Suns.
Lance Armstrong an extension of up to 30 days to contest drug charges while the 7-time Tour de France winner challenges the case in federal court. The move erases the Saturday deadline for Armstrong to either send the case to arbitration or accept sanctions from USADA, which would likely include a lifetime ban from cycling and other sports along with stripping the Tour titles he won from 1999-2005. Armstrong this week sued in U.S. District Court in Austin to block the case from moving forward, arguing that USADA’s arbitration process violates his constitutional rights and that the agency doesn’t have jurisdiction over the alleged doping violations. BELLEGARDE-SUR-VALSERINE, France — France’s Thomas Voeckler won the 10th stage of the Tour de France as the race entered the Alps on Wednesday. Bradley Wiggins retained the overall lead. The 120.9-mile ride from Maconsur-Valserine marked a return to racing after a tumultuous rest day in which a Cofidis rider was suspended by his team following his arrest by police in a doping probe. OLYMPICS LONDON — The British government is putting 3,500 extra military personnel on standby to protect venues at the London Olympics, after a private contractor acknowledged Wednesday it may not be able to provide enough guards on time. The contractor, G4S, which was supposed to provide the bulk of 13,200 private security guards across 100 venues, revealed in a statement it had encountered problems providing staff but insisted it still hoped to meet its obligations. A person brief on the government’s planned response, who demanded anonymity because the move has yet to be announced publicly, said the troops are being prepared after G4S held talks with organizers and Britain’s government. Britain’s mammoth Olympics security operation was already scheduled to include 7,500 troops, thousands of police, Typhoon fighter jets, helicop-
ters, two warships and bomb disposal experts. HOCKEY NEWARK, N.J. — Lou Lamoriello, New Jersey’s longtime general manager who has led the Devils to three Stanley Cup titles and five Eastern Conference crowns, was named Wednesday to this year’s induction class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. Former players Mike Modano, who won the Stanley Cup with the Dallas Stars, and Eddie Olczyk, who won NHL title with the New York Rangers, are also a part of the class that will be enshrined in the fall. Since Lamoriello took over in 1987, the Devils have secured nine division titles and won the Cup in 1995, 2000, and 2003. New Jersey lost in this year’s finals to the Los Angeles Kings. Modano, who lost the Cup finals to New Jersey in 2000 as a member of the Stars, played in 21 NHL seasons. He finished with 561 goals and 1,374 points and holds the record for most postseason points (145) by an American. His Stars defeated Buffalo in the 1999 Cup finals. Olczyk was the third overall pick of the 1984 draft and played for 16 years with the Blackhawks, Maple Leafs, Jets, Rangers, Kings and Penguins. He finished with 342 goals and 794 points in 1,031 games. His Rangers defeated Vancouver in 1994 to win the Cup. COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Quarterback Phillip Sims has been granted a waiver to play at Virginia this season. The school says it was informed by the NCAA of the decision Wednesday. Sims was among the highest rated quarterbacks in the country coming out of Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake in 2010. He had a 48-4 record and set state records with 10,725 yards passing and 119 touchdown passes. He played in eight games as a redshirt freshman at Alabama in 2011, then transferred to Virginia in May. Sims is expected to be able to compete for the starting job against incumbent Michael Rocco and sophomore dual-threat David Watford.
Tuesday’s Results Buckeye Boys Pony League Wren 8, Willshire 0 Wednesday’s Results Tri-County Little League Tournament Quarterfinals VFW Cardinals 14, Yankees 4 Delphos Pirates over Fort Jennings Greif Rangers over Delphos Braves Delpha Chevy Reds over Indians Buckeye Boys Pony League Wallace Plumbing 6, Wren 5 Today’s Games Delphos Minor League
The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Connecticut 14 4 .778 — Indiana 10 6 .625 3 Atlanta 9 9 .500 5 Chicago 8 8 .500 5 New York 6 11 .353 7 1/2 Washington 3 14 .176 10 1/2 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Minnesota 14 4 .778 — San Antonio 12 5 .706 1 1/2 Los Angeles 14 6 .700 1 Seattle 8 10 .444 6
Tournament At Delphos LL and Dia. 4 (Matchups TBA), 6 and 8 p.m. Tri-County Little League Tournament Semifinals at Smiley Park VFW Cardinals vs. Delphos Pirates, 6 p.m. Greif Rangers vs. Delpha Chevy Reds, 7:45 p.m. Friday’s Game Tri-County Little League Tournament Finals at Fort Jennings VFW Cardinals/Delphos Pirates winner vs. Greif Rangers/Delpha Chevy Reds winner, 6 p.m.
Phoenix 4 14 .222 10 Tulsa 3 14 .176 10 1/2 ——— Wednesday’s Results San Antonio 77, Chicago 68 Atlanta 70, Seattle 59 Connecticut 85, Washington 73 Today’s Games Tulsa at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Los Angeles at Indiana, 7 p.m. Friday’s Games Washington at New York, 11 a.m. Atlanta at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Connecticut at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Seattle at Phoenix, 10 p.m.
The Associated Press National League East Division W L Pct GB Washington 49 34 .590 — Atlanta 46 39 .541 4 New York 46 40 .535 4 1/2 Miami 41 44 .482 9 Philadelphia 37 50 .425 14 Central Division W L Pct GB Pittsburgh 48 37 .565 — Cincinnati 47 38 .553 1 St. Louis 46 40 .535 2 1/2 Milwaukee 40 45 .471 8 Chicago 33 52 .388 15 Houston 33 53 .384 15 1/2 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 47 40 .540 — San Francisco 46 40 .535 1/2 Arizona 42 43 .494 4 San Diego 34 53 .391 13 Colorado 33 52 .388 13 ——— Today’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games Arizona (I.Kennedy 6-7) at Chicago Cubs (Maholm 6-6), 2:20 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 7-8) at Cincinnati (Latos 7-2), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 5-6) at Miami (Jo.Johnson 5-5), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (C.Young 2-2) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 7-4), 7:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 9-3) at Milwaukee (Greinke 9-3), 8:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 1-5) at Colorado (Friedrich 4-6), 8:40 p.m. San Diego (Richard 6-9) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 6-5), 10:10 p.m.
The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .362; MeCabrera, San Francisco, .353; DWright, New York, .351; Ruiz, Philadelphia, .350; Votto, Cincinnati, .348; CGonzalez, Colorado, .330; Prado, Atlanta, .321. RUNS—CGonzalez, Colorado, 61; Bourn, Atlanta, 60; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 58; Pence, Philadelphia, 58; Braun, Milwaukee, 56; Holliday, St. Louis, 56; DWright, New York, 56. RBI—Beltran, St. Louis, 65; Braun, Milwaukee, 61; Kubel, Arizona, 60; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 60; DWright, New York, 59; CGonzalez, Colorado, 58; Bruce, Cincinnati, 56; Holliday, St. Louis, 56. HITS—MeCabrera, San Francisco, 119; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 112; Bourn, Atlanta, 111; DWright, New York, 106; CGonzalez, Colorado, 104; Prado, Atlanta, 104; Holliday, St. Louis, 101. DOUBLES—Votto, Cincinnati, 35; ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 27; DWright, New York, 27; Cuddyer, Colorado, 25; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 25; Desmond, Washington, 24; Hart, Milwaukee, 24. TRIPLES—Fowler, Colorado, 9; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 7; SCastro, Chicago, 7; Bourn, Atlanta, 6; Reyes, Miami, 6; 8 tied at 5. HOME RUNS—Braun, Milwaukee, 24; Beltran, St. Louis, 20; Stanton, Miami, 19; Bruce, Cincinnati, 18; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 18.. STOLEN BASES—DGordon, Los Angeles, 30; Bourn, Atlanta, 25; Campana, Chicago, 25; Bonifacio, Miami, 20; Pierre, Philadelphia, 20; Reyes, Miami, 20; Schafer, Houston, 20. PITCHING—Dickey, New York, 12-1; GGonzalez, Washington, 12-3; Lynn, St. Louis, 11-4; AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 10-2; Hamels, Philadelphia, 10-4; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 10-5; Cueto, Cincinnati, 10-5; Hanson, Atlanta, 10-5. STRIKEOUTS—Strasburg, Washington, 128; Dickey, New York, 123; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 119; GGonzalez, Washington, 118; Hamels, Philadelphia, 118; MCain, San Francisco, 118; Greinke, Milwaukee, 111. SAVES—Kimbrel, Atlanta, 25; Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 23; SCasilla, San Francisco, 21; Motte, St. Louis,
Houston (Lyles 2-5) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 10-5), 10:15 p.m. ----American League East Division W L Pct GB New York 52 33 .612 — Baltimore 45 40 .529 7 Tampa Bay 45 41 .523 7 1/2 Boston 43 43 .500 9 1/2 Toronto 43 43 .500 9 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 47 38 .553 — Cleveland 44 41 .518 3 Detroit 44 42 .512 3 1/2 Kansas City 37 47 .440 9 1/2 Minnesota 36 49 .424 11 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 52 34 .605 — Los Angeles 48 38 .558 4 Oakland 43 43 .500 9 Seattle 36 51 .414 16 1/2 ——— Today’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games Detroit (Fister 2-6) at Baltimore (Hammel 8-5), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Undecided) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 8-7), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 5-8) at Toronto (R.Romero 8-4), 7:07 p.m. Boston (F.Morales 1-2) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 4-5), 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 4-1) at Kansas City (B.Chen 7-8), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (Griffin 0-0) at Minnesota (Liriano 3-7), 8:10 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 5-4) at Seattle (Millwood 3-6), 10:10 p.m.
Madsen slides to Doty Classic victory at LMP
By Shawn Miller World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series PR For The Delphos Herald LIMA — Initially, Kerry Madsen was just hoping to survive Wednesday night. In the end, the Australian stood atop the podium at Limaland Motorsports Park after claiming the 40-lap feature, which was filled with slide jobs and close calls at the Ohio Logistics 24th annual Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics. It is Madsen’s third World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series feature victory in the last 11 events and he became the seventh different driver to win in the last seven Outlaws races at the tight, quartermile track. “It was pretty intense in the seat,” he said. “Ironically, I thought if we could get out of here with a top 10 I’d be excited. To get a victory is awesome.” Stevie Smith, who started on the pole by virtue of a dominating dash victory, rocketed to the early feature lead with Sam Hafertepe Jr. in tow. Madsen, who started on the outside of Smith, passed Hafertepe Jr. for the runner-up position around lap five and began to chase down Smith once the duo entered traffic. Smith’s advantage of nearly half a straightaway was quickly erased and Madsen tried a slide job in turns three and four on lap 18. However, he didn’t have enough speed and Smith maintained the lead. Two laps later, Hafertepe Jr. stopped on the frontstretch with a flat right rear tire while running fourth to bring out a caution a lap before the halfway point. That’s when things became a little hectic. “They were really important and they were awfully hard to figure out tonight,” Smith said of the restarts. “It was a tough deal on the restarts. The bottom was still real good. The top was kinda further around and there were guys coming in the middle, so it got really interesting. “The doublefile restarts made it an interesting race. Unfortunately, it gave Kerry an advantage.” While Smith got through turns one and two with the lead, Madsen threw a big slider on Smith in turns three and four. Smith tried to turn underneath Madsen, who had just enough to hold onto the top spot as they raced down the frontstretch. Smith had a shot at redemption 10 laps later when Jac Haudenschild caused a caution by dramatically slowing in front of the Madsen-Smith battle on the backstretch. Madsen chose the inside lane on the double-file restart and narrowly edged Smith for the lead exiting turn two. While drivers throughout the field were sliding each other every lap, the battle up front continued to be replayed with restarts after Chad Kemenah flipped in turn four on lap 34. Once again, Madsen choose the inside lane and once again, he held off a side-by-side clash with Smith. “He was pretty nice,” Madsen said. “If it was 2or 3-feet difference, I would have had to lift and couldn’t clear him. It was as close at it got.” The final caution was waved on that restart after David Gravel was called for leaving the outside lane too early. However, Madsen was able to avoid being slid and drove to the narrow win. “I wasn’t really being nice to him,” Smith said after finishing second. “I don’t really have a good excuse; he just did a heck of a job. He won the race. It’s his race. It’s his night and we’re just going to be glad with second and move on to the next one.” Gravel, who piloted from 13th to third in the first half of the race, rebounded from his late penalty to round out the podium - his sixth top five of the season. “It was definitely good racing,” he said. “It’s the best in sprint car racing. A lot of the guys you run with up front you can trust. That was a good showing tonight how clean everybody raced, especially up front.” Greg Wilson picked up the KSE Hard Charger Award after driving from 17th to fourth and Donny Schatz finished fifth. Fast qualifier Craig Dollansky was sixth and Daryn Pittman seventh. Last Chance Showdown winner Sammy Swindell finished eighth, Steve Kinser placed ninth and Tim Shaffer powered from 22nd to 10th. Smith, Kinser, Hafertepe Jr. and Pittman each won a heat race; Lucas Wolfe claimed the C Main.
Statistical Report A-Main - (40 Laps) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen  [$10,000]; 2. 19-Stevie Smith  [$5,500]; 3. 89G-David Gravel  [$3,200]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson  [$2,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz  [$2,500]; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky  [$2,300]; 7. 27-Daryn Pittman  [$2,200]; 8. 1-Sammy Swindell  [$2,100]; 9. 11-Steve Kinser  [$2,050]; 10. 83X-Tim Shaffer  [$2,000]; 11. 2-Dale Blaney  [$1,500]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser  [$1,200]; 13. 49-Brad Sweet  [$1,100]; 14. 24H-Bryan Sebbetto  [$1,050]; 15. 9-Joey Saldana  [$1,000]; 16. 4-Cody Darrah  [$900]; 17. 83-Tim Kaeding  [$800]; 18. 5R-Byron Reed  [$800]; 19. 63-Chad Kemenah  [$]; 20. 3G-Shane Stewart  [$800]; 21. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr  [$800]; 22. 59-Jac Haudenschild  [$800]; 23. 6-Bill Rose  [$]; 24. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild  [$800]; 25. 21-Brian Brown  [$800]; 26. 45-Paul McMahan  [$800]. Lap Leaders: Stevie Smith 1-19, Kerry Madsen 20-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: W20Greg Wilson [+13]. Qualifying - 1. 7-Craig Dollansky, 10.998; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen, 11.013; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell, 11.014; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.059; 5. 89G-David Gravel, 11.092; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.104; 7. 11-Steve Kinser, 11.112; 8. 9-Joey Saldana, 11.136; 9. 19-Stevie Smith, 11.149; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 11.156; 11. 5R-Byron Reed, 11.161; 12. 27-Daryn Pittman, 11.166; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.173; 14. 45-Paul McMahan, 11.191; 15. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.195; 16. 3G-Shane Stewart, 11.198;
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17. 2-Dale Blaney, 11.202; 18. 59-Jac Haudenschild, 11.205; 19. 24H-Bryan Sebbetto, 11.211; 20. 21-Brian Brown, 11.221; 21. 63-Chad Kemenah, 11.229; 22. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.234; 23. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.246; 24. 97-Dean Jacobs, 11.266; 25. 83XTim Shaffer, 11.269; 26. 5-Kasey Kahne, 11.278; 27. 4-Cody Darrah, 11.299; 28. 71-Kyle Larson, 11.319; 29. 6-Bill Rose, 11.327; 30. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.346; 31. 83-Tim Kaeding, 11.371; 32. 54-Cap Henry, 11.388; 33. 1X-Randy Hannagan, 11.414; 34. 2M-Dallas Hewitt, 11.445; 35. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 11.476; 36. 4S-Danny Smith, 11.480; 37. 28-Brian Paulus, 11.500; 38. O-Lee Jacobs, 11.534; 39. 40-Caleb Helms, 11.619; 40. 14W-Brian Smith, 11.672; 41. 69-Scott Curren, 12.019; 42. 60-Kory Crabtree, 12.267; 43. 22W-Chuck Waddell, 12.582. Heats (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) Heat 1: 1. 19-Stevie Smith ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 3. 2-Dale Blaney ; 4. 7-Craig Dollansky ; 5. 83X-Tim Shaffer ; 6. 63-Chad Kemenah ; 7. 89G-David Gravel ; 8. 6-Bill Rose ; 9. 1X-Randy Hannagan ; 10. 69-Scott Curren ; 11. 28-Brian Paulus . Heat 2: 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz ; 3. 45-Paul McMahan ; 4. 59-Jac Haudenschild ; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen ; 6. 7S-Jason Sides ; 7. O-Lee Jacobs ; 8. 5-Kasey Kahne ; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 10. 2M-Dallas Hewitt ; 11. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild . Heat 3: 1. 11-Steve Kinser ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson ; 4. 83-Tim Kaeding ; 5. 4-Cody Darrah ; 6. 24H-Bryan Sebbetto ; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms ; 9. 5W-Lucas Wolfe ; 10. 22W-Chuck Waddell ; 11. 14-Tony Stewart . Heat 4: 1. 27-Daryn Pittman ; 2. 21-Brian Brown ; 3. 3G-Shane Stewart ; 4. 9-Joey Saldana ; 5. 49-Brad Sweet ; 6. 54-Cap Henry ; 7. 97-Dean Jacobs ; 8. 71-Kyle Larson ; 9. 14W-Brian Smith ; 10. 4S-Danny Smith . Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 19-Stevie Smith ; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen ; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr ; 4. 27-Daryn Pittman ; 5. 11-Steve Kinser ; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky ; 7. 5R-Byron Reed ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 9. 15-Donny Schatz ; 10. 21-Brian Brown . C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature) - 1. 5W-Lucas Wolfe  [-]; 2. O-Lee Jacobs  [-]; 3. 4S-Danny Smith  [$150]; 4. 14W-Brian Smith  [$125]; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree  [$125]; 6. 69-Scott Curren  [$100]; 7. 22W-Chuck Waddell  [$100]; 8. 40-Caleb Helms  [$100]; 9. 28-Brian Paulus  [$100]. B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1-Sammy Swindell  [-]; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild  [-]; 3. 89G-David Gravel  [-]; 4. 24H-Bryan Sebbetto  [-]; 5. 71-Kyle Larson  [$200]; 6. 54-Cap Henry  [$180]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides  [$175]; 8. 5-Kasey Kahne  [$160]; 9. 1X-Randy Hannagan  [$150]; 10. 14-Tony Stewart  [$150]; 11. 6-Bill Rose  [$150]; 12. 5W-Lucas Wolfe  [$150]; 13. 97-Dean Jacobs  [$150]; 14. 63-Chad Kemenah  [$150]; 15. O-Lee Jacobs  [$150]; 16. 2M-Dallas Hewitt  [$150].
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Crop technology helps limit corn losses in drought
By DAVID PITT The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — For months, Illinois farmer David Kellerman held out hope for rain, even as the worst drought in nearly 25 years spread across the country. He finally gave up when the temperature hit 108 three days in a row. Corn won’t develop kernels if it gets too warm during pollination, and Kellerman knew the empty cobs in his fields would never fill out. Just after the Fourth of July, he and the neighbor he farms with took an extraordinary step: They cut down the entire crop and baled the withered plants to use as hay for their cattle. Almost a third of the nation’s corn crop has been damaged by heat and drought, and a number of farmers in the hardest hit areas of the Midwest have cut down their crops just midway through the growing season. But the nation could still see one of the largest harvests in U.S. history, thanks to new plant varieties developed to produce more corn per acre and better resist drought. Kellerman said he was surprised his corn fared as well as it did, growing to a decent height even though there had been less than an inch of rain since mid-April. The dirt in the area where he farms near Du Bois, Ill., has the consistency of dust, but it wasn’t until the extreme heat “fried” the plants, that he lost hope. “Genetics are much better,” he said. “Corn five years ago would never have lasted this long.” Corn production has been improving steadily for decades, the result of scientific advances going back to this year. That would still be an “It is important improvement from a decade to point out that ago, when the average was about 129 bushels. Agriculture improved seed Secretary Tom Vilsack still technology and expects the nation to produce crop in improved efficien- the third-largest corneven as American history, cies on the farm he announced disaster-relief measures for farmers, like have made it a Kellerman, who have lost little bit easier for everything. “It is important to point out some producers that improved seed technology and improved efficiento get through cies on the farm have made a very, very dif- it a little bit easier for some producers to get through a ficult weather very, very difficult weather stretch. Our hope stretch,” Vilsack said. “Our is come to the cenis rains come to hopepartrainsthe United States tral of the central part of soon to be able to salvage the United States what can be salvaged.” from The drought stretches soon to be able to parts of Ohio to California. The drought salvage what can historicand other that gripped Texas parts of the be salvaged.” Southwest last year was more severe, but this year’s dry spell — Agriculture Secretary is notable for the sheer size of Tom Vilsack the affected land. “To see something on this the introduction of the first continental scale, where we’re commercial hybrid in 1923. seeing such a large portion of Genetic engineering accelerat- the country in drought, you ed the process in recent years have to go back to 1988,” said and allowed the development Brad Rippey, a USDA agriof some strains that borrow cultural meteorologist. DNA from other species for That year, farmers saw pest resistance. corn yields, or the amount Corn farmers expected this produced per acre, drop by to be a record year when they nearly a third. planted, sowing 96.4 million This year’s loss, so far, is acres, the most since 1937. The expected to be half that — one U.S. Department of Agriculture reason why people like Bill predicted they would get 166 Gates believe better crop techbushels per acre. nology will be the key to feedBut after months with little ing the world as the population or no rain and extreme heat in grows and climate changes. large portions of the Corn Belt, Jeff Schussler, a senior the USDA on Wednesday research manager for DuPont revised that estimate, saying it Pioneer, said the company’s now expects farmers to aver- studies show corn hybrids age just 146 bushels per acre today can produce 50 percent
more bushels of corn per inch of water than those of 50 years ago. Working with genes that affect root and leaf development and plant reproduction, scientists also have created much more stable corn plants that can withstand a wider variety of climate conditions, he said. “All these hybrids that have been produced in the last few years are built for drought tolerance so we have a little more hope that they will be able to withstand some of this heat, more so than they would have say 10 years ago,” said Garry Niemeyer, who grows corn and soybeans in Auburn, Ill., and is president of the National Corn Growers Association. He said plants have been developed with a larger root mass, which allows them to reach deeper for water and hold more in reserve. Certain varieties also are capable of rolling up their leaves to slow moisture loss. “There’s a lot of technology that goes into our corn crop,” Niemeyer said. Still, it’s hard to say how the year will turn out with about half of the growing season to go. Corn plants today withstand drought better than they did in 1988, but no variety exists that can produce significant yields without rain for six weeks and sustained temperatures above 100 degrees, said Tony Vyn, an agronomy professor at Purdue University. “You get to the point where the water shortage is so severe that technology is not going to guarantee yield, even when you might have that expectation,” he said. “My experience thus far is that droughttolerant hybrids are no silver bullet.”
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Every week, it seems, social scientists find another way in which we divide ourselves into groups. There’s the Generation Gap, the Gender Gap, the Education Gap, people who shop at the Gap and those who don’t, omnivores and vegans, liberals and conservatives, book readers and Kindle readers, rock climbers and normal people, texters and grown-ups, gay and straight, rich and poor, black and white, boxer/briefs and a million other splits. The one that has been bothering me most recently is the gap between the people who read and respond to their email instantly and those who don’t. “Did you get that thing I sent you about that TV show?” I asked my friend Barbara as we were waiting in line at the Stop and Go Away gas station. “Oh, I didn’t read my email yet this week,” Barbara said. “How can you not read your email for a week?” I said a little louder than I had intended. Other people in the line with smartphones in their hands were staring at her as if she’d said that clubbing baby seals was a good idea. They were probably tweeting our conversation. Or recording it on video, hoping we’d say or do something so incredibly stupid that it would get 12 million hits in the next five minutes and get them a three-picture deal with some Hollywood movie company. But really, what kind of person doesn’t check email at least every 10 seconds? What is wrong with her? Is she just anti-social, or a menace to society? What on earth could possibly be more important than reading her email? Her children? Her husband? Her parents in the nursing home? Where are her priorities? I, who took the time to send her an email, am the injured party here. I sent her a note yesterday asking if she would record a show for me on a premium channel that she gets but I don’t because, well, why should we both pay? And then today I learn she hasn’t even read it. What is wrong with her? What does she do all day long if not answer her email? Cook? Clean? I’ve been to her house, it’s
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Dear Annie: My moth- to return it. But she makes er and I have had a poor me feel so guilty that I end relationship for years. She up giving it to her anyway. is self-absorbed, demanding Of course, Lilly has her own and consistently hurtful. She iPod, but she doesn’t like to seems to find great amuse- spend money on new songs. My parents have addressed ment in upsetting me and takes every opportunity to it, but nothing changes. Lilly says she means to ask perdo so. On one occasion, I was mission, but either forgets or talking to my family about an we aren’t around. Annie, I’ve individual whom I particu- had enough. What can I do? larly admired, and my moth- -- Better To Ask Permission er interrupted me to explain than Forgiveness Dear Better: Lilly needs that I only knew about him because “they mentioned him to be “trained.” Give her some on a television show.” When ground rules. If she returns I told her how embarrassing your iPod in a timely manner, that was for me, she retorted, you can trust her to borrow it again. However, if “It was a joke and if she takes it without you were offended, permission or won’t that’s your probgive it back until lem.” you demand it, tell On another occaher it is off-limits sion, I had just the next time -- and completed my colmean it. If you keep lege degree and falling for the guilt was quietly showtrip, you have no ing my diploma at one else to blame. a family gathering. Dear Annie: My mother shouted is for repeatedly that she Annie’s Mailbox This “Kentucky,” whose needed everyone’s friend invited her to attention and finally said, “My son just got his a wedding in order to babydegree.” Not only did she sit the kids. When my sister again embarrass me, but her put me at the kids’ table for behavior stole my thunder her (third) marriage, saying and she completely ignored there “wasn’t enough room” my pleading for her to stop for me to sit with the adult relatives, it was clear where shouting. This kind of behavior is I stood in the family pecking typical of her, and I am tired order. “Kentucky” should of it. I have tried to discuss it with her and she refuses to either decline the invitation accept that she has done any- or respond graciously that thing wrong. I finally decided she would prefer to be with to sever all contact. I have the adults during the event. no desire to associate with The bride’s response will someone who tries so hard let her know whether it’s a to hurt me and make me feel friendship worth keeping. -Kentucky Too small. The problem is that the Annie’s Mailbox is written rest of my family berates me for being “mean” to her. by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy They expect me to maintain Sugar, longtime editors of the this destructive relationship. Ann Landers column. Please How can I explain to them email your questions to how horribly she treats me? firstname.lastname@example.org, -- Frustrated and Alone in or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 Indianapolis, Ind. Dear Indianapolis: We 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, can see that your mother is CA 90254. difficult, but instead of cutting her off and being the family black sheep, we recommend finding a better way to deal with her. You seem very sensitive to her comments and behavior. The best way to convince her to treat you better is to respond differently. Get some counseling and work on this. If you can change the dynamic between you, you will be less resentful and hurt. Dear Annie: My older sister, “Lilly,” is always taking my things without permission. She uses my socks, hairdryer and makeup. She does this with everyone in the family. She even borrows my parents’ car without asking. Her latest fixation is my iPod. Sometimes, she doesn’t return it until I demand that she give it back. I started hiding it, forcing her to ask before taking it. Frankly, I don’t want her to use it at all because I don’t trust her
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The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and other senior Penn State officials “concealed critical facts” about Jerry Sandusky’s child abuse because they were worried about bad publicity, according to an internal investigation into the scandal. The 267-page report released today is the result of an eight-month inquiry by former FBI director Louis Freeh, hired by university trustees weeks after Sandusky was arrested in November to look into what has become one of sports’ biggest scandals. The report concluded that Paterno, president Graham Spanier, athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz “failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade.” “In order to avoid the consequences of bad publicity, the most powerful leaders at the university — Spanier, Schultz, Paterno and Curley — repeatedly concealed critical facts relating to Sandusky’s child abuse,” the report said. Sexual abuse might have been prevented if university officials had banned him from bringing children onto campus after a 1998 inquiry, the report said. Despite their knowledge of the police probe into Sandusky showering with a boy in a football locker room, Spanier, Paterno, Curley and Schultz took no action to limit his access to campus, the report said. The May 1998 complaint by a woman whose son came home with wet hair after showering with Sandusky didn’t result in charges at the time. The report says Schultz was worried the matter could be opening “Pandora’s box.” Officials later did bar him from bringing children to campus. Sandusky is awaiting sentencing after being convicted of 45 criminal counts. The scandal led to the ousting of Paterno and the school’s president. Trustee Anthony Lubrano, a critic of the board’s dismissal of Paterno in November, said the board was still formulating a response. The report also singled out the revered Penn State football program — one built on the motto “success with honor” — for criticism. It says Paterno and university leaders allowed Sandusky to retire in 1999, “not as a suspected child predator, but as a valued member of the Penn State football legacy, with future ‘visibility’ at Penn State’,” allowing him to groom victims. Sandusky’s trial last month included gutwrenching testimony from eight young men who said he abused them as boys, sometimes on campus, and included testimony that showed he used his prestige as a university celebrity to manipulate the children. By contrast, Freeh’s team focused on Penn State and what its employees did — or did not do — to protect children. More than 430 current or former school employees were interviewed since November, including nearly everyone associated with the football program under Paterno. The Hall of Fame coach died of lung cancer in January at age 85, without telling Freeh’s team his account of what happened. With the report now complete, the NCAA said Penn State now must address four key questions concerning “institutional control and ethics policies,” as outlined in a letter sent to the school last fall. “Penn State’s response to the letter will inform our next steps, including whether or not to take further action,” said Bob Williams, the NCAA’s vice president of communications. “We expect Penn State’s continued cooperation in our examination of these issues.” The U.S. Department of Education is examining whether the school violated the Clery Act, which requires reporting of certain crimes on campus, including ones of a sexual
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Jackson’s ‘mood disorder’ raising more questions? Judge keeps Mississippi
By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s disclosure that he is suffering from a “mood disorder” still leaves many questions about his secretive medical leave and whether the Illinois congressman has satisfied mounting calls to be more open about his monthlong absence. Just hours after Democratic leaders in Congress ratcheted up pressure on Jackson to reveal more information, his office released a brief statement from his doctor on Wednesday saying the Chicago Democrat was receiving “intensive medical treatment at a residential treatment facility for a mood disorder.” But it offered no details about Jackson’s whereabouts or even the name of the doctor, citing federal privacy laws. Several experts said that based on the doctor’s use of the term “mood disorder,” they believed Jackson might be suffering from depression. But the statement did not elaborate on his condition and rejected claims that the 47-year-old congressman was being treated for “alcohol or substance abuse.” “He is responding positively to treatment and is expected to make a full recovery,” the statement said. His spokesman declined to elaborate. When Jackson’s medical leave was first announced — two weeks after it began on June 10 — his office said he was being treated for exhaustion. Last week his staff said his condition was worse than previously thought and required inpatient treatment, saying Jackson had been privately battling emotional problems. The office has remained mum on details. The timing of the leave has invited scrutiny, coming as Jackson faces an ethics investigation in the U.S. House connected to imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Days before Jackson’s office announced his leave, a fundraiser and family friend also involved in the probe was arrested and charged with unrelated medical fraud charges. The Associated Press on Wednesday interviewed several physicians who didn’t have firsthand knowledge of Jackson’s condition but said the term “mood disorder” typically refers to depression or bipolar disorder, which used to be known as manic depression. Dr. Daniel Yohanna, vice chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago, said depression is more common and affects about 5 percent of men at some point in their lives. Symptoms can range from sleep disturbance and appetite problems to hopelessness and thoughts of suicide, though cure rates are very high, he said. “It could come out of nowhere, it runs in families, you could have a genetic predisposition, or it can come after a difficulty in your life,” Yohanna said. “Once it gets rolling it’s hard to stop it on your own.” Ian Gotlib, a professor of psychology at Stanford University, said depression is generally treated on an outpatient basis. But he said that if doctors were concerned about the safety of the patient or if the disorder were severe enough, they could recommend inpatient treatment. “The good news is that it’s clearly treatable,” Gotlib said, adding that counseling and prescription drugs would be likely for inpatient treatment and that it could take weeks. It’s unclear whether Wednesday’s statement would temper the mounting demands for full disclosure of the congressman’s ailment. Before Jackson’s statement was released, Democratic leaders in the U.S. House joined Jackson’s colleagues and constituents in urging the congressman to provide a public update about his condition. House Leader Nancy Pelosi, when asked about Jackson, said she hoped he would have “the appropriate evaluation so he can share that information.” Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House, said Wednesday that Jackson wasn’t in “an unusual circumstance.” By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press
nature. The report said Penn State’s “awareness and interest” in Clery Act compliance was “significantly lacking.” Only one form used to report such crimes was completed on campus from 2007 through 2011, according to the Freeh findings. And no record exists of Paterno, Curley or assistant coach Mike McQueary reporting that McQueary saw Sandusky in a shower with a boy in 2001, as they would be obligated to do under the Clery Act. As of last November, Penn State’s policies for Clery compliance were still in draft form and had not been implemented, the report found. U.S. Department of Education said it was still examining whether Penn State violated the Clery Act, but declined to comment on Freeh’s report. Mary Krupa, an 18-year-old Penn State freshman who grew up in State College, said the conclusion that the school’s highest officials were derelict in protecting children didn’t shake her love of the town or the school. “The actions of five or six people don’t reflect on the hundreds of thousands” of students and faculty who make up the Penn State community, she said while walking through the student union building on campus.
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JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge on Wednesday continued to block a state law that threatens to shut down Mississippi’s only abortion clinic and make it nearly impossible for women to get the procedure in the state. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III temporarily blocked the law July 1 and extended that order Wednesday, though he did not say when he would rule on the clinic’s request for a preliminary injunction that would put the law on hold for a longer period. If he grants that request, the case eventually would go to trial. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states can’t place undue burdens on, or substantial obstacles to, women seeking abortions. The Mississippi law would require anyone performing clinic abortions to be an OB-GYN with privileges to admit patients to a local hospital. The doctors at the clinic in Jackson do not have those privileges, which the clinic maintains aren’t necessary. Supporters of the law passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature this year said it’s designed to protect patients, and Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has said he hopes it will help make Mississippi “abortion-free.” The clinic, Jackson Women’s Health Organization, said it has been unable to obtain admitting privileges for its two outof-state OB-GYNs because local hospitals have not responded to their requests. “They’re out to close us down,” the clinic’s owner, Diane Derzis, said of state officials. Admitting privileges can be difficult to get because hospitals might not grant them to out-of-state physicians, or hospitals with religious affiliations might not give them to doctors who perform abortions. When clinic employees called a Catholic hospital to ask about applying for privileges, Derzis said, “we were told not to bother.” The clinic said it would face “irreparable harm” if the law were to be enforced because hospitals haven’t said when — or if — they’ll consider the privileges. “If they’re denied or if the hospitals are dragging their feet, that’s going to be more clear evidence that there’s a substantial obstacle” to an abortion, clinic attorney Robert McDuff said.
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