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The Delphos Browns Backers will offer a bus excursion to the Browns vs. Tennesee Titans game on Oct. 2. The bus will leave the Chief Supermarket parking lot at 8 a.m. The price of the package is $95. They are available at the Rustic Cafe.

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Forget about the bed bugs biting; pesticides sicken scores, kills 1
By MIKE STOBBE The Associated Press

Friday, September 23, 2011

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ATLANTA Bedbugs dont make you sick. But the poisons used to kill them can. A government study released Thursday found that dozens of Americans have Auditions are being fallen ill from the insectisought for Ohio Has cides, and a North Carolina Talent, now in its fifth woman died after using 18 year in Van Wert. cans of chemical fogger to The show features attack the tiny blood suckers. acts competing for cash Because many of the cases, prizes based on audience including the lone death, were votes. Proceeds from the do-it-yourselfers who misshow benefit a nonprofit used the chemicals or applied hospice organization. the wrong product, federal Auditions will be held health officials are warning Nov. 4 and 5 in Van Wert and are limited to the first 50 consumers to be careful and urging them to call profesapplicants with the final 18 sionals. acts selected to perform in The report by the Centers the show on March 31 at the Niswonger Performing Arts for Disease Control and Prevention counted 80 illCenter of Northwest Ohio. nesses and one death linked Deadline for audito the insecticides over three tion applications is Oct. years. Most of the cases were 17. There is no cost to in New York City, the apparaudition or perform. ent epicenter of a recent U.S. Winners from the bedbug comeback. show will be awarded The CDC was able to get cash prizes of: $500-first data from 12 states, and only place, $250-second place, seven had reports of such ill$100-third place. Audition nesses. One was New York, applications are available where bedbugs have become at www.comhealthpro.org/ a highly publicized problem Ohio_has_Talent.php or by and where health officials searching Ohio Has Talent have also been extra vigion Facebook and YouTube. lant about reporting unusual chemical poisonings. Investigators were relieved to find a relatively small number of cases. TODAY Football MAC (7:30 p.m.): St. Henry at St. Johns; Versailles at Coldwater; Parkway at Fort Recovery; Minster at New Bremen; Anna at Marion Local. NWC (7:30 p.m.): Spencerville at Columbus We need to conGrove; Allen East at tinue to be vigilant Crestview; Bluffton at Ada; Greenville at through educaPaulding (non-league). tion and vaccinaWBL (7:30 p.m.): Elida at Shawnee; Bath at Van tion programs so Wert; St. Marys Memorial at Celina; Wapakoneta it doesnt become at Defiance; Ottawaa problem in our Glandorf at Kenton. BVC (7 p.m.): Corycountry but it Rawson at Libertyseems like cats Benton; Pandora-Gilboa at Hardin Northern; are more at risk Arlington at Leipsic. of being exposed. NWCC (7 p.m.): Waynesfield-Goshen They are outat Perry; Ridgemont at doors more often Upper Scioto Valley. Other: Fremont and less likely to Ross at Lima Senior be vaccinated. In (TRAC), 7:30 p.m.

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At this point, its not a major public health problem, said Dr. Geoff Calvert, a CDC investigator who coauthored the study. Bedbugs are wingless, reddish-brown insects that bite people and animals to draw blood for their meals. Though their bites can cause itching and welts, they are not known to spread disease. Theres nothing inherently dangerous about bedbugs, said Dr. Susi Vassallo, an emergency medicine doctor who works at New York Citys Bellevue Hospital Center and occasionally treats patients who report bedbug problems. But the insects are a major hassle. In recent national surveys of exterminators, bedbugs were named the toughest pest to get rid of. They can hide for months, only come out at night and can be hard to spot with the human eye. They are also creepy, provoking intense fear in the minds of many people unnerved by the threat that an almost invisible insect could emerge at night to drink their blood. Sometimes people get hysterical, said Theresa Braine, a New York City journalist who lived with bedbugs in her apartment for a year and now writes a weekly Internet column about the pests. See BUGS, page 2

More than apple butter in Elida


BY STACY TAFF staff@delphosherald.com ELIDA Thursday was the Elida FFAs annual Apple Butter Day, an outdoor exhibit for students to learn about farm safety, natural resources and of course, apple butter. This is our 35th year doing this here at Elida, which started back when they made apple butter at the high school and then it just grew over the years into this, FFA Advisor Dennis Pohlman said. We actually sell the butter, too, for $5 a pint at the high school. Although making and selling apple butter is a beloved tradition of Apple Butter Day, Pohlman says the main point is to educate students about safety on the farm and respect for nature. We just hope to teach the kids about safety safety with equipment and proper farm animal care, he said. We want them to understand their natural resources, like the different trees and certain plants in the woods. We also

Sixth-grader Skylar Gutman holds a boa constrictor during the Elida FFA Apple Butter Day Nature Tour. See more photos on page 12.

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tell them about wild animals and things they should look out for and of course, how we make old-fashioned apple butter. Some people make it in microwaves these days. During their tour through the woods, students learned about Cottonwoods and Wild Cherry trees, raccoons, snakes and tree frogs as well as poison ivy. FFA students warned them about the dangers of playing around farm equipment and the proper care of pigs, turkeys, sheep and goats.

Boys Soccer: Kalida at Continental (PCL), 5 p.m. Girls Soccer: Ottoville at Fort Jennings (PCL), 5 p.m. Partly cloudy Saturday with 30 percent chance of showers and high in low 60s. See page 2.

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than 6,100 reported cases of animal rabies in the U.S. in 2010. Dr. Bonnie Jones of Delphos Animal Hospital attributes this to veterinarians making the vaccine part of routine pet care. Other countries have the most cases and fatalities from rabies but the US has a limited number mostly in the wildlife population. So, this is why we need to be educated to keep our numbers low in the human population. World Rabies Day is an awareness campaign to make people aware the disease does exist, even though our numbers are low, she said. However, there is room for improvement. Jones says more diligence is needed by cat owners. our practice, we be We need to continue to vigilant through education and vaccination programs so see three dogs it doesnt become a problem to each cat. in our country but it seems like cats are more at risk of Dr. Bonnie being exposed. They are outJones, DVM doors more often and less likely to be vaccinated. In our practice, we see three dogs to BY MIKE FORD mford@delphosherald.com each cat, she said. Cats who are let roam Because 55,000 people die outside or are otherwise from rabies each year, Sept. homeless are at risk of being 28 has been designated as infected during an altercation with a rabid raccoon, squirrel World Rabies Day. Most of those cases origi- or other animal. Therefore, nate in portions of the globe it is important for cat ownwhere the rabies vaccine is ers to take responsibility and not common. Therefore, the protect cats by having them Alliance for Rabies Control vaccinated. and the United States Centers In support of World for Disease Control and Prevention want to promote Rabies Day, Delphos Animal Hospital is hosting a Rabies rabies awareness. Fortunately, this nations Vaccine Clinic from 1-4 p.m. statistics are low. The Saturday. Rabies vaccinations American Veterinarian for dogs, cats, ferrets and Medical Association reports horses will be available for the United States has one or $15. Micro-chipping will also two people die from rabies be available. No appointment annually and there were more is necessary.

Local vet supporting World Rabies Day

Young adults recessions lost generation


By HOPE YEN The Associated Press WASHINGTON In record numbers, young adults are struggling to find work, shunning long-distance moves to live with mom and dad, delaying marriage and raising kids out of wedlock, if theyre becoming parents at all. The unemployment rate for them is the highest since World War II, and they risk living in poverty more than others nearly 1 in 5. New 2010 census data released Thursday show the wrenching impact of a recession that officially ended in mid-2009. There are missed opportunities and dim prospects for a generation of mostly 20-somethings and 30-somethings coming of age in a prolonged period of joblessness. We have a monster jobs problem, and young people are the biggest losers, said Andrew Sum, an economist and director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University. He noted that for recent college graduates getting by on waitressing, bartending and odd jobs, they will have to compete with new graduates for

Sixth-graders watch Zac Siefker stir apple butter.

We have a monster jobs problem, and young people are the biggest losers. ... Their really high levels of underemployment and unemployment will haunt young people for at least another decade.
Andrew Sum, an economist entry-level career positions when the job market does improve. Their really high levels of underemployment and unemployment will haunt young people for at least another decade, Sum said. Richard Freeman, an economist at Harvard University, said young people will be scarred and they will be called the lost generation in that their careers would not be the same way if we had avoided this economic disaster.

The latest figures also show a rebound in the foreign-born population to 40 million, or 12.9 percent, the highest share since 1920. The 1.4 million increase from 2009 was the biggest since the mid-decade housing boom and could fuel debate in this election season about immigration strategy. Most immigrants continue to be low-skilled workers from Latin America, with growing numbers from Asia also arriving. An estimated 11.2 million people are in the U.S. illegally. People age 65 and older tended to return to or stay in their jobs, accounting for the few employment gains in recent months. About 1 in 6 older people is now in the labor force. Thats the highest level since the 1960s, before more generous Social Security and Medicare benefits made it more attractive to retire. Employment among young adults 16-29 was 55.3 percent, compared with 67.3 percent in 2000; its the lowest since the end of World War II. Young males who lacked See JOBS, page 2

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Roll over Einstein: Pillar of physics challenged


By FRANK JORDANS and SETH BORENSTEIN The Associated Press GENEVA (AP) A startling find at one of the worlds foremost laboratories that a subatomic particle seemed to move faster than the speed of light has scientists around the world rethinking Albert Einstein and one of the foundations of physics. Now they are planning to put the finding to further highspeed tests to see if a revolutionary shift in explaining the workings of the universe is needed or if the European scientists made a mistake. Researchers at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research outside Geneva, who announced the discovery Thursday are still somewhat surprised themselves and planned to detail their findings today. If these results are confirmed, they wont change at all the way we live or the way the universe behaves. After all, these particles have presumably been speed demons for billions of years. But the finding will fundamentally change our understanding of how the world works, physicists said. Only two labs elsewhere in the world can try to replicate the results. One is Fermilab outside Chicago and the other is a Japanese lab put on hold by the March tsunami and earthquake. Fermilab officials met Thursday about verifying the European study and said their particle beam is already up and running. The only

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Ann E. Feigh

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Wed be thrilled if its right because we love something that shakes the foundation of what we believe. Thats what we live for.
Columbia University physicist Brian Greene trouble is that their measuring systems arent nearly as precise as the Europeans and wont be upgraded for a while, said Fermilab scientist Rob Plunkett. This thing is so important many of the normal scientific rivalries fall by the wayside, said Plunkett, a spokesman for the Fermilab teams experiments. Everybody is going to be looking at every piece of information. Plunkett said he is keeping an open mind on whether Einsteins theories need an update, but he added: Its dangerous to lay odds against Einstein. Einstein has been tested repeatedly over and over again. Going faster than light is something that is just not supposed to happen according to Einsteins 1905 special theory of relativity the one made famous by the equation E equals mc2. The speed of light 186,282 miles per second

Lawyers seek details on Ohio executioners cancer


By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS The Associated Press COLUMBUS The Ohio executioner known only as Team Member 17 has cancer, and a federal judge is allowing lawyers for a condemned inmate to seek details about his condition despite state concerns their request is merely meant to annoy and embarrass him. The legal battle comes amid a renewed debate over the death penalty after the execution this week of a Georgia inmate whose pleas of innocence sparked worldwide outrage. It also opens a window into the secrecy-shrouded lives of the teams responsible for putting inmates to death. States conscientiously protect their identities to shield them from harassment and questions about medical ethics. Lawyers for condemned inmates often raise 11th-hour questions in an effort to buy their clients time, and often theyre successful. The information about the Ohio executioners health is relevant because it bears on his ability to fulfill the demands of that position, U.S. District Judge Gregory Frost said Tuesday. Inmate Joseph Murphy, 46, is scheduled to die by lethal injection Oct. 18 for slashing the throat of Ruth Predmore in Marion in a 1987 robbery that netted her penny collection. The Ohio Parole Board was expected to make a recommendation this morning on a separate request by Murphys lawyers for mercy. Ohios execution team conIn support of sists of three individuals who prepare and administer the drug and a bigger group that serves as security, escorting inmates to the death chamber. The training executioners receive for inserting IVs has long been fought over in several lawsuits. Team Member 17 is a fulltime prison guard at Oakwood Correctional Facility in Lima who does not insert IVs as part of his regular job, according to testimony he gave in a related federal lawsuit two years ago. Like all Ohio executioners, he volunteers for the procedures, which take place at the maximum-security prison in Lucasville. He has been both a backup executioner, preparing the drugs beforehand, and the administrator of the injection. Team Member 17 has had cancer at least since May 2010, when he missed the execution of Michael Beuke, a hitchhiker who killed three people in the Cincinnati area in 1983 and was put to death last year, according to a court document filed by the state seeking to shield information about the cancer. The state proceeded without Team Member 17 and without finding a backup. The court documents say nothing about the type of cancer or how he is being treated. The only previous exposure he had to inserting IVs was during his part-time work as a volunteer emergency medical technician, he testified. At that time, he had served on the execution team for several years. He said he joined the team after the prison warden asked him. He couldnt recall exactly

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Ann E. Feigh, 81, of Delphos, died Thursday at St. Ritas Medical Center. (299,792 kilometers per secArrangements are incomond) has long been consid- plete at Harter and Schier ered a cosmic speed limit. Funeral Home. Wed be thrilled if its right because we love something that shakes the foundation of what we believe, said (Continued from page 1) famed Columbia University physicist Brian Greene. The CDC study was the first Thats what we live for. to look at the dangers of bedThe claim is being greeted bug insecticides. Researchers with skepticism inside and reviewed reports from outside the European lab. California, Florida, Michigan, The feeling that most North Carolina, New York, Myrtle Truesdale people have is this cant be Texas and Washington. May 29, 1911-Sept. 20, 2011 right, this cant be real, said They counted 111 cases Myrtle Truesdale, 100, James Gillies, a spokesman from 2003 through 2010. Most passed away Tuesday at for CERN. occurred in the last few years, Covington Manor in Fort CERN provided the parti- when bedbug reports rose Wayne. cle accelerator to send neutri- across the country. More than She was born May 29, nos on a breakneck 454-mile half were in New York City. 1911, in St. Marys to Henry People suffered headaches, and Mary Jane (Williams) (730-kilometer) trip underground from Geneva to Italy. dizziness, breathing problems Paglow. Frances National Institute for and nausea and vomiting. More On July 5, 1939, she marNuclear and Particle Physics than 80 percent of the illnesses ried Minor Truesdale, who Research collaborated with were considered mild. died on Jan. 15, 1995. The one death was a 65-yearItalys Ran Sass National Survivors include daughLaboratory for the experi- old woman from Rocky Mount, ters Dorothy (Dave) Robinson ment, which has no connec- N.C., who had a history of heart and Linda (Chuck) Chapman tion to the atomic-smashing trouble and other ailments. of Fort Wayne; and seven In 2010, she and her husband Large Hadron Collider, which used nine cans of insecticide grandchildren and four greatis also located at CERN. grandchildren. Gillies told The Associated fogger one day, then the same She was also preceded in Press that the readings have amount two days later, without death by her son, Vern; two opening doors and windows to so astounded researchers that air out their home afterward. brothers; and a sister. they are inviting the broader Mrs. Truesdale was a She also covered her body and physics community to look at hair with another bedbug prod- homemaker who worked in what theyve done and really uct, and covered her hair with a sales at the Leader Store and scrutinize it in great detail. Elder-Beerman. She served as plastic shower cap. That will be necessary, Two other illnesses were a leader for Brownies and 4-H. because Einsteins special rela- carpet cleaners who had not She was a faithful member tivity theory underlies pretty been told the apartment had of St. Peter Lutheran Church, much everything in modern recently been treated with pes- the garden club, OCCL, PTA, physics, said John Ellis, a the- ticides. Two more were emer- Jefferson Band Mothers, oretical physicist at CERN who gency medical technicians who NARFE and held various was not involved in the experi- responded to a scene and were offices in the organizations. ment. It has worked perfectly exposed to a white powder She enjoyed gardening and up until now. And part of that believed to be a pesticide. sewing and her life revolved theory is that nothing is faster CDC officials said they could around her family. than the speed of light. not be absolutely certain that Services begin at 11 a.m. the insecticides caused every Monday at St. Peter Lutheran problem. For example, there Church. Burial will follow in was no record of an autopsy on Walnut Grove Cemetery. the North Carolina woman. Its Friends may call from 2-4 possible that some of the ill- p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at nesses were coincidental to the Harter and Schier Funeral insecticide exposure. Home and for an hour prior But its also likely these to the service Monday at the what he did during the 2005 execution of Herman Ashworth, kinds of illnesses are under- church. who beat a man to death in reported, Calvert said. Memorials are to the About 90 percent of the church. 1996. I might have been the one cases were linked to pyrethroids that pushed the drugs on that or pyrethrins, insecticides comone there, but Im not sure, he monly used against bedbugs. Such products are not a health testified in 2009. A car accident caused him to risk to most people but should Delphos weather High temperature Thursday miss the January 2010 execution still be applied by a trained of Vernon Smith, a Toledo man exterminator, said Vassallo, in Delphos was 71 degrees, who shot a store clerk in 1993, who is also a toxicologist and low was 52. High a year ago a clinical associate professor at today was 91, low was 62. according to court documents. Murphys lawyers have NYU Langone Medical Center. Record high for today is 95, set in 1955. Record low is 29, produced no evidence that Team set in 1945. Member 17s physical condiLUB INNER tion has had any effect on the WEATHER FORECAST Delphos Firemens performance of his duties related Tri-county Assoc. 300 Club to the conduct of court-ordered Associated Press Sept. 22 Marion executions, Thomas Madden, an assistant Ohio attorney gen- Jettinghoff TONIGHT: Partly cloudy eral, wrote Sept. 14. with a 30 percent chance of The state opposed the request showers. Lows in the mid 40s. by Murphys attorneys as intru- Corn: West winds around 5 mph. $6.41 sive and potentially putting the Wheat: SATURDAY: Partly $5.94 executioners identity at risk. Beans: cloudy with a 30 percent $12.59 The state also said the judge chance of showers. Highs should recognize a physicianin the lower 60s. Southwest patient privilege. winds around 5 mph. Murphys attorneys say they CLEVELAND (AP) SATURDAY NIGHT: agree the executioner should These Ohio lotteries were Mostly cloudy with a 30 perremain anonymous but argued drawn Thursday: cent chance of showers. 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Missouri executions after he MONDAY NIGHT: Ten OH Evening acknowledged in 2006 he had 04-10-17-22-33-39-40-45- Mostly cloudy with a 30 perLocated in dyslexia and it was not unusual 55-57-60-61-62-64-67-68-71- cent chance of showers. Lows for him to make mistakes. downtown Delphos 73-77-78 in the lower 50s. TUESDAY: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

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a college degree were most likely to lose jobs due to reduced demand for blue-collar jobs in construction, manufacturing and transportation during the downturn. Among teenagers, employment was less than 30 percent. The employment-to-population ratio for all age groups from 2007-2010 dropped faster than for any similar period since the government began tracking the data in 1948. In the past year, 43 of the 50 largest metropolitan areas continued to post declines in employment: Charlotte, N.C., Jacksonville, Fla., Las Vegas, Phoenix, Los Angeles and Detroit. Each experienced a severe housing bust, budget deficit or meltdown in industries such as banking or manufacturing. Without work, young adults arent starting careers and lives in new cities. Among adults 18-34, the share of long-distance moves across state lines fell last year to roughly 3.2 million people, or 4.4 percent, the lowest level since World War II. For college graduates, who historically are more likely to relocate out of state, long-distance moves dipped to 2.4 percent. Opting to stay put, roughly 5.9 million Americans 25-34 last year lived with their parents, an increase of 25 percent from before the recession. Driven by a record 1 in 5 young men who doubled up in households, men are now nearly twice as likely as women to live with their parents. Marriages fell to a record low last year of just 51.4 percent among adults 18 and over, compared with 57 percent in 2000. Among young adults 25-34, marriage was at 44.2 percent, also a new low. Broken down by race and ethnicity, 31 percent of young black men lived in their parents homes, compared with 21 percent of young Latino men and 15 percent of young white men. At the state level, New York had the highest share of young men living with their parents at 21 percent, followed by New Jersey and Hawaii, all states with higher costs of living. Most of the cities with low percentages of young adults living at home were in the Midwest.

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and policy circles for his work with the Worldwatch Institute, a pioneering environmental think tank he launched back in 1974. Dear EarthTalk: What is genetic pollution as it pertains to the bioengineering of animals, fish and plants, and what happens if they cross breed with their wild cousins? R. Ahearn, Rome, NY Genetically modified organisms are those that have been altered by scientists to include genes from other organisms (known as transgenes) that may impart specific benefits. For instance, crop seeds that have added genes which resist the effects of herbicides can allow farmers to spray their fields liberally with herbicides to kill undesired weeds without the fear of killing their marketable crop along with them. Genetic pollution is the release into the natural environment of these altered genes, creating the risk that they might breed with wild plants or animals and spread out uncontrollably. Reports author Jeremy Rifkin in his landmark 1998 book, The Biotech Century: Some of those releasescould wreak havoc with the planets biosphere, spreading destabilizing and even deadly genetic pollution across the world. To follow through on the previous crop seed example: If herbicide-resistant, genetically engineered crops were to breed with their wild cousins, it could lead to the creation of super-weeds undeterred by control efforts. The weeds could, in turn, edge out native species and drive them to extinction, causing an overall loss of genetic diversity. According to Greenpeace, crop genetic diversity is essential for global food security and a lack of it can be linked to many of the major crop epidemics in human history, including the Southern corn leaf blight in the U.S. in 1970. They quote noted botanist Jack Harlan who said that genetic diversity is all that stands between us and catastrophic starvation on a scale we can not imagine. To track the growing problem of genetic pollution, Greenpeace International, along with GeneWatch UK, launched the GM Contamination Register in 2005 (the GM stands for Genetic Modification). This free online database details publicly documented incidents of contamination arising from the intentional or accidental release of genetically modified organisms into the environment as well as any accompanying negative agricultural side effects. Individuals, public interest groups and governments make use of the register to see where, when and how contamination has occurred. So far in 2011 alone more than a dozen cases of contaminationfrom Australia, Asia, Europe and the U.S.have been reported in the register. Gene pollution as it pertains to crops is only part of the concern. A Canadian company, AquaBounty, is seeking approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to sell genetically modified Atlantic salmon in the U.S. These fish have a growth hormone gene from Chinook salmon (native to the North Pacific) and an anti-freeze protein gene from another fish, the ocean pout (native to the Northwest Atlantic). The resulting transgenic salmon produce growth hormones all year longnot just during the warmer months like other fishand as such reach maturity faster than their non-genetically modified counterparts. There are concerns about the impact of GM salmon on wild salmon should it escape into rivers or the Atlantic ocean, because it could out-compete wild salmon for food, or breed with them producing offspring that may be less fit to survive, reports GeneWatch UK. This could have serious negative effects on declining or endangered wild salmon populations. 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.

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E - The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Some friends of mine were talking about a book called Plan B that proposes a plan for rescuing the environment and ending poverty around the world. Is it a realistic plan or just some utopian pipe dream? Robin Jackson, Richmond, VA What started as a book has grown into a movement known as Plan B which presents a roadmap for achieving worldwide goals of stabilizing both population and climate. According to Lester Brown, author of the 2003 book, Plan B (and three subsequent updates) and founder of the non-profit environmental think tank, Earth Policy Institute, the plan is based on replacing the fossil-fuel-based, automobile-centered, throwaway economy with a new economic model powered by abundant sources of renewable energy. Brown argues for transportation systems that are diverse and aim to maximize mobility, widely employing light rail, buses and bicycles. A Plan B economy comprehensively reuses and recycles materials, he says. Consumer products from cars to computers are designed to be disassembled into their component parts and completely recycled. Brown even proposes a budget for eradicating poverty, educating the worlds youth and delivering better health care for everyone. It also presents ways to restore our natural world by planting trees, conserving topsoil, stabilizing water tables, and protecting biological diversity, says Brown. With each new wind farm, rooftop solar water heater, paper recycling facility, bicycle path, marine park, rural school, public health facility, and reforestation program, we move closer to a Plan B economy. Plan B is an integrated program with four interdependent goals: cutting net carbon dioxide emissions 80 percent by 2020, stabilizing population at eight billion or lower, eradicating poverty, and restoring the Earths natural systems. Where Plan B really hits home is in the numbers: Brown puts realistic dollar values on the various aspects of his plan, and compares these costs with current military spending. Needless to say, restoring the environment and economy looks like a bargain when viewed against what the developed nations of the world spend on being ready for battle. The beauty of Plan B is that it is feasible with current technologies and could well be achieved by 2020 with a concerted international effort. Brown reportedly wrote the latest incarnation of Plan B as a warning call for leaders of the world to begin mobilizing to save civilization given that time is more than ever of the essence. Luminaries from Bill Clinton to E.O. Wilson to Ted Turner have spoken highly of Plan B, and at least one university (Cal State at Chico) has made the latest version of the book (Plan B 4.0) required reading for all incoming freshmen. Those looking for more up-to-date information on the evolution of the Plan B model and progress toward its goals should tune into the website of the Earth Policy Institute, the think tank started by Brown in 2001 and currently used as a central node in the growing network of thousands of entities and individuals around the globe supportive of making Plan B into reality. Prior to founding Earth Policy Institute, Brown was well known in environmental

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to outline Friday, states could ask to be exempted from some of the laws requirements if they meet certain conditions. Heffner says in a statement that Ohio is actively studying whatever exemption options may be available as part of the states efforts to make its education standards more rigorous.

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House OKs disaster aid, but Senate Dems object


By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON With the economy sputtering, the warring factions of Congress have lurched toward gridlock over the usually noncontroversial process of approving disaster aid and keeping the government from shutting down. The GOP-dominated House early today muscled through a $3.7 billion disaster aid measure along with a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running past next Friday. The narrow 219203 tally reversed an embarrassing loss for House GOP leaders that came Wednesday at the hands of rebellious tea party Republicans. Even before the House vote, however, the leader of the Senate promised that majority Democrats will scuttle the measure as soon as it reaches the chamber on today. Democrats there want a much larger infusion of disaster aid and theyre angry over cuts totaling $1.6 trillion from clean energy programs and the strong-arm tactics being tried by the House. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the House plan is not an honest effort at compromise. ... It will be rejected by the Senate. The combination of events promises to push the partisan war into the weekend and could increase the chances that the governments main disaster aid account at the Federal Emergency Management Agency might run dry early next week. More broadly, the renewed partisanship over what should be routine moves to help disaster victims and prevent a government shutdown sends a discouraging sign as a bitterly divided Washington looks ahead to more significant debates on President Barack Obamas jobs plan and efforts by a congressional supercommittee to slash deficits. Thursdays maneuvering started as Republicans controlling the House moved to resurrect the disaster aid package after an embarrassing loss on Wednesday. Instead of reaching out to Democrats, House GOP leaders looked to persuade wayward tea party Republicans to change their votes and help approve the assistance and try to force Senate Democrats into a corner with little choice but to accept cuts to clean energy programs they favor. One sweetener for conservatives was to add $100 million in savings from a program that financed a federal loan to the now-bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra Inc. Republicans had hoped that once the House passed the measure, Senate Democrats would have had little choice but to accept it, especially

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One Year Ago The Delphos Eagles 471 Auxiliary recently made donations to local charities and to the Ohio Auxiliary. Local donations included $500 to the Delphos Public Library, $500 donation to the Delphos Stadium Club, $500 to the Delphos Senior Citizens center, $100 to the Delphos Kiwanis Fireworks Fund and $50 to Vancrest Healthcare Center and Sarah Jane Living Center activity funds. 25 Years Ago 1986 Jeff Koverman of Spencerville returns to Bluffton College this year as a forward on the Beavers soccer team. The Beavers are under the leadership of new head coach Dale Derstine and will be attempting to improve over last years winless record. Toledo Trust donated tickets to Delphos Future Farmers of America to attend the annual Farm Science Review at the Molley Caren Agricultural Center near London. Ron Illyes made the presentation for Toledo Trust to FFA member Dave Kroeger. In their opening game of the season, St. Johns junior high traveled to New Bremen and soundly beat the Cardinals 42-0. Coaches for the Jays are Don Huysman, Ralph Ricker, Mike Metcalfe and Jack Bertling. Joe Bricker is team manager. 50 Years Ago 1961 Fifteen lady golfers from Lost Creek Country Club in Lima were guests of the ladies of the Delphos Country Club Tuesday. Mrs. John Shenk took the top honors among the local golfers. Mrs. A. J. Meyer placed second in low putts and Mrs. Henry Fettig in low net. The prize for low gross for the day went to Ethel Dodge of Lima. Robert Arnzen, coach at St. Johns, has been named Director of Competition for the Delphos Punt, Pass and Kick program, to be held Oct. 7 at the city recreation field. Announcement of the appointment was made by Howard Raabe of Raabe Motor Sales, Inc., local sponsor of the competition. Lucy Mueller entertained the members of the Fortnite Pals Club and three guests, Mrs. Nick Metcalf, Minnie Schaffer and Mrs. Wilbur Mueller, in her home on West Fifth Street Wednesday evening. Games of five hundred were enjoyed and at the close of the evening, prizes were awarded to Ellen Rekart, who was high, to Mrs. Arthur Kindley, second and Mrs. Ed Haehn, low. 75 Years Ago 1936 The new Star Caf will open to the general public on Thursday night. The new business place is located in the room formerly occupied by the United Cigar Store. Lee Grady and Albert Hageman are the proprietors. The Star is modern in every respect. It includes a 24-foot-long bar, booths and a modern kitchen. Liquors, wines, beer and lunches will be served. Delphos Presbyterian ladies attended an executive luncheon of the Lima Presbyterial served at the Market Street Presbyterian Church in Lima Tuesday. Present from Delphos were Mrs. J. Clement Berry, Mrs. Arthur G. Moon, Mrs. Samuel Roberts, Mrs. Oris Sawmiller and Mrs. Harry Woodcock. A fire destroyed a garage and storage building at the rear of the former Kollsmith Building on North Main Street early Wednesday morning. Two windows were burned out of the second story of the Kollsmith Building. The rooms are occupied by Maude Jenkins and son, William.

$16 muffins? No, says Hilton

WASHINGTON (AP) The government did not pay $16 apiece for breakfast muffins at a Justice Department conference, no matter what the departments inspector general thinks. So says Hilton Worldwide, which hosted the 2009 legal training conference in Washington. Even the IGs own report issued this week acknowledges that the government got more than muffins for its money. Hilton Worldwide, which manages and franchises hotels including the Capital Hilton where the conference took place, says the price included not only breakfast baked goods but also fresh fruit, coffee, tea, soft drinks, tax and tips. It says the report misinterpreted its invoices, which often use shorthand and dont reflect the full menu and service provided. The IGs audit of excessive spending at 10 Justice Department conferences was one of those news stories that make the public sit up and take notice. Once again, the profligate government was overspending. But it wasnt billions. Or even millions. It was muffins at $16 apiece, according to the IGs office. The report referenced the $16 muffins half a dozen times and it said their cost was one of many food items that appeared extravagant and potentially wasteful. Not so, Hilton Worldwide said in a statement Thursday. In Washington, the contracted breakfast included fresh fruit, coffee, juice, muffins, tax and gratuity, for an inclusive price of $16 per person, Hilton Worldwide said in a statement. Dining receipts are often abbreviated and do not reflect the full pre-contracted menu and service provided, as is the case with recent media reports of breakfast items approved for some government meetings, Hilton Worldwides statement added.

Romney, Perry go after each other


By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. Side by side in confrontational debate, Republican presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Rick Perry sarcastically accused each other Thursday night of flip-flopping on Social Security and health care, flashpoints in their intense struggle for the party nomination. In a debate that focused on character and credibility as much as other issues, Perry insisted he had backed off not one inch, Sir from what he had written in a campaignseason book published a few months ago. Romney vouched for his own steadfastness moments later. There are a lot of reasons not to elect me, he said. There are a lot of reasons not to elect other people on this stage. ... But one reason to elect me is I know what I stand for. Ive written it down. Words have meaning. The two men assailed one another in the third debate in as many weeks in a race for the Republican presidential nomination growing testier by the day. Perry runs ahead in national opinion polls, with Romney a close second, and they compete daily for endorsements from members of Congress and other party luminaries in hopes of gaining a permanent edge before the caucuses and primaries begin early next year. The other contenders on the stage struggled at times to gain the debate spotlight, even as they struggle to gain traction in the polls. The GOP presidential hopefuls all agreed quickly on one point that President Barack Obamas handling of the economy was woeful. They said they would cut taxes, eliminate government regulations and take other steps to help create jobs in a nation with 9.1 percent unemployment. Yet the two-hour event was marked by clashes over Social Security, health care, immigration, gun rights and more. Romney accused Perry of having said the federal government shouldnt be in the pension business, that its unconstitutional, a reference

with lawmakers eager to escape Washington for a weeklong recess. The move instead infuriated Democrats, who felt GOP leaders were trying to jam them into accepting the GOP bill. Were fed up with this, said Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the Democratic Whip. They know what it takes for us to extend (stopgap funding) and keep the government in business. And this brinksmanship ... were sick of it. Unless Congress acts by midnight next today, much of the government will shut down. More immediate is the threat that the governments main disaster aid account will run out of money early next week. The Senate should pass this bill immediately, and the president should sign it, because any political games will delay FEMA money that suffering American families desperately need, said Michael Steel, spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. The battling came as the stock market absorbed heavy losses and pessimism about the economy deepened. The arguing was reminiscent of the poisonous atmosphere of this summer rather than lawmakers more recent promises to work together to find common ground where possible.

to Social Security benefits. Noting his rivals denials, Romney mocked him. You better find that Rick Perry and get him to stop saying that, he said. Perry soon returned the favor, saying that Romney switched his position on health care between editions of a book he had published. In one edition, Perry said, Romney advocated expanding to the rest of the country the health care program he signed in Massachusetts. Then in your paperback you took that line out, so speaking of not getting it straight in your book, Sir. Its like badminton, said Perry. The Massachusetts legislation required residents of the state to purchase health coverage or pay a fine, a cornerstone of the law that Obama won from Congress last year that has inflamed conservative voters across the country. Perry also accused Romney of flip-flopping his views on the rights of gun owners. In fact, both Perry and Romney have sought to blur if not rewrite portions of their own records as they vie for the nomination.

Moderately confused

WASHINGTON I stayed up late Wednesday night in hopes that the U.S. Supreme Court would call off the execution of Troy Davis. Instead, at 11:08 p.m., he was pronounced dead. One minute he was lifting his head from the death gurney, pleading his innocence in the killing of a police officer 22 years ago and beseeching God to bless the souls of his executioners. Then the drugs entered his veins, he blinked a few times, appeared to yawn, according to witnesses, and entered the sleep from which there is no waking. Over. Next? Would that there were no next. Im no wimp when it comes to justice and spent the first few decades of my life backstroking in the Old Testament. An eye-for-an-eye was fine by me. But I have matured and these days wear glibness and righteousness like a hair shirt. Satisfaction can never come from the termination of a human life except to protect ones own and that of ones dependents. Thus, our barbaric practice of capital punishment, premeditated and coldblooded, is, since were in a biblical mood, an abomination. That we grant the state the power to end a citizens life is a harrowing-enough thought. That we do so even when we know

Countdown to death
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with certainty that sometimes innocents are killed is beyond comprehension. In Davis case, opinions clearly differed. Seven of the nine witnesses who once identified him as the shooter have since recanted. Even so, a federal judge ruled last year that the recantation testimony cast minimal doubt on Davis conviction. Minimal? Isnt any level of doubt enough? Apparently, even the Supreme Court didnt think so. After delaying Davis execution for four hours on Wednesday, the court allowed the execution to proceed. The fact of those recantations surely should create sufficient doubt, not to exonerate Davis but at least not to kill him even if you support the death penalty, as many sane and lovely Americans do. That said, Im not so sure a sane and lovely person would or should cheer the death penalty, as audience members did recently upon Texas Gov. Rick Perrys expression of

pride in his administration of ultimate justice. More convicted individuals have died in Texas under Perrys watch than in any other state. Though death is nothing to celebrate, I understand the desire for justice. Ive experienced the horror of murder up close. Three members of my extended family have died at the hands of others and I wish the perpetrators a toasty eternity. But my killing them doesnt restore anyones life. It merely makes me a killer. Nevertheless, I dont judge those for whom the ultimate justice brings solace or that most prosaic of catharsis closure. Everyone understands the reflex to destroy the destroyer. But I do judge us. This nation. This society. This culture. The urge for justice and its close relative, revenge, is human, which is by definition also to err. For justice to have any meaning, it must also mean that no innocent person should ever be executed. Some argue that the relatively rare and unintentional death of an innocent, if not justifiable, is at least tolerable toward the greater end of punishing the guilty, which is most often the case. During years of covering criminal courts, I was mostly surprised that anyone ever is convicted given the strict standards of proof.

Thanks to DNA testing, we also know that scores have been on death row who shouldnt have been. Extrapolating, we can safely conclude that some innocents have been wrongfully executed. These facts alone should be all we need to retire the guillotine in hopes that we might yet evolve to a higher level of humanity. Never mind the other factual arguments that capital punishment is not an effective deterrent and that, given our appeals process, executing someone is more expensive than keeping him in prison for life. When we join together to administer death, we become something other than a civilized community of men and women. No matter how we frame the arguments or justifications, we become executioners. Where there is doubt, as there seems to have been in Davis case, we become murderers. No one is recommending that Davis should have been given a free pass. Life without parole is no picnic. But we might sleep easier had we not participated in killing a man without the moral certainty that he was guilty. Kathleen Parkers email address is kathleenparker(at) washpost.com.

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Putnam libraries set October events


The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa has announced the following programs: Retirement Planning The Putnam County District Library Columbus Grove location will hold a Retirement Planning program at 7 p.m. on Monday. Join Michael Allen and Brian Inkrott of Strategic Financial Resources to learn helpful information about retirement. All are welcome to attend the free program. For more information call the Col. Grove Library at 419659-2355. Kids Movie Night at the Library The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will show a movie at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Due to licensing we can not post the movie title outside the library. HINT Spooky adventures with a bunch of pups. All are welcome to see this free movie. This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Putnam County District Library. For any questions, call the Ottawa Library at 419-523-3747. Estate Planning The Putnam County Dist. Library in Ottawa will host Estate Planning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Join attorney Michael OMalley and get helpful information about estate planning. All are welcome to attend the free program. For more information, call the Ottawa Library at 419-523-3747. Ancestry Database Programs The Putnam County Dist. Library offer an Ancestry Database Program at various libraries. Join Ruth Wilhelm and find out how the ancestry database can help you search for clues to your family. All Putnam County Dist. Library locations have a subscription to this database for your convenience. The programs will be presented at the following locations: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Fort Jennings; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 and 10 a.m. Oct. 15 at Ottawa; 10 a.m. Oct. 15 at Ottoville; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Columbus Grove; 11 a.m. Oct. 18 at Pandora; 1:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at

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Van Wert Cinemas 10709 Lincoln Hwy. Van Wert Dolphin Tale (PG) Fri.: 4:30/6:45/9:00; Sat.: 2:00/4:15/6:30/8:45; Sun.: 2:00/4:30/7:00; Mon.-Thurs.: 4:30/7:00 Moneyball (PG-13) Fri.: 4:00/8:00; Sat.: 2:00/5:00/8:00; Sun.: 2:00/4:30/7:00; Mon.Thurs.: 4:30/7:00 I Dont Know How She Does It (PG13) Fri.: 4:30/6:30/8:30; Sat.: 2:00/4:00/6:00/8:00; Sun.: 2:00/4:30/7:00; Mon.-Thurs.: 4:30/7:00 Drive (R) Fri.: 4:30/6:45/9:00; Sat.: 2:00/4:15/6:30/8:45; Sun.: 2:00/4:30/7:00; Mon.-Thurs.: 4:30/7:00 Abduction (PG-13) Fri.: 4:30/6:45/9:00; Sat.: 2:00/4:15/6:30/8:45; Sun.: 2:00/4:30/7:00; Mon.-Thurs.: 4:30/7:00 Van-Del Drive-in 19986 Lincoln Hwy. Middle Point Closed for the season American Mall Stadium 12 2830 W. Elm St., Lima Saturday and Sunday Abduction (PG-13) 1:35/4:05/7:15/9:55 Dolphin Tale (PG) 4:55/10:05 Dolphin Tale 3D (PG) 2:00/7:30 Killer Elite (R) 1:40/2:10/4:20/4:50/7:00/7 :40/9:45/10:20 Moneyball (PG-13) 1:30/4:25/7:20/10:15 Drive (R) 1:55/4:15/6:50/9:40 I Dont Know How She Does It (PG-13) 2:15/4:30/7:25/9:40 The Lion King 3D (G) 1:50/4:10/7:10/9:25 Straw Dogs (R) 2:25/5:00/7:35/10:10 Contagion (PG-13) 2:05/4:40/7:05/9:35 Shark Night (PG-13) 2:20/4:45/6:55/10:00 The Help (PG-13) 1:25/4:35/7:45 Eastgate Dollar Movies 2100 Harding Hwy. Lima Saturday Final Destination 5 (R) 1:00/3:00/5:00/7:00 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13) 1:30/4:00/7:00/9:15 Zookeeper (PG) 1:00/3:10/5:15/7:15/9:15 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG-13) 1:00/4:00/ 8:00 Shannon Theatre 119 S. Main St. Bluffton The Lion King 2D shows are at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday only. 3D shows are at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. every evening with 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, the theater will host a sensory-friendly showing of The Lion King in 2D. Theyll leave the lights up and sound turned down for those who dont like dark rooms or loud noises.

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TODAY 1-4 p.m. Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon Interfaith Thrift Store, North Main Street. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. Johns High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 5 p.m. Delphos Coon and Sportsmans Club hosts a chicken fry. 7 p.m. Bingo at St. Johns Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. The Delphos Canal Commission Annex Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 1-4 p.m. Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. 1:30 p.m. Amvets Post 698 Auxiliary meets at the Amvets post in Middle Point. 4 p.m. Amvets Post 698 regular meeting at the Amvets post in Middle Point. 7:30 p.m. Sons of Amvets Post 698 meet at Amvets Post in Middle Point. MONDAY 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ottoville Branch Library is open. 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. Ottoville village council meets at the municipal building. 7:30 p.m. Delphos Eagles Aerie 471 meets at the Eagles Lodge. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 6 p.m. Weight Watchers meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 211 E. Third St. 7 p.m. Delphos Area Simply Quilters meets at the Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce, 306 N. Main St. Marion Township Trustees meet at the township house. 7:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. 8:30 p.m. Elida village council meets at the town hall. 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. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Lincolnview Lancers net 1st NWC win at expense of Jeffcats


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SPORTS
By JIM METCALFE

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T-Birds rule NWC golf tourney


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Spencerville junior Evan Crites receives his medalist runner-up plaque from Allen East coach Bill Mattevi Thursday for his 74 at the NWC boys golf meet held at Hawthorne Hills Country Club. He also received a plaque for being named first-team All-NWC.

Jim Metcalfe photo

By JIM METCALFE

LIMA With Lima Central Catholic having their usual dominant boys golf team in 2011, the Northwest Conference tournament held on a sunny and pleasant Thursday at Hawthorne Hills Country Club was a race for second. With the Thunderbirds putting together a 304 team score with five of their golfers shooting under 79 for their sixth straight conference crown, Allen Easts 344 took runner-up status. According to NWC Commissioner Mike Mullen, the Thunderbirds have gone 102-0 in six years worth of matches. Though Spencerville finished third with a 355, junior Evan Crites shot a 74 to tie with LCCs John Kidd for medalist honors. However, Kidd won in a playoff but both ended up as first-teamers. Evan missed a couple of early-season matches with a couple of surgeries to clean out an infection in his foot or else hed have been Player of the Year (instead of Adas Matt Gray), Spencerville coach Mike Harmon explained. He is starting to round into shape and playing his best golf. He has really come along mentally; hes picked a perfect time to start peaking, especially with our sectional next Thursday here. Overall, I was a bit disappointed in my seniors (Rick Brunswick at 91 and Dylan Layman 97), who really struggled today more than I expected. This was the second year in a row we entered the tournament in second and got bumped down to third overall because of our tournament score. I am confident that they will bounce back next week. Our younger guys, the ones who hadnt golfed here before, played pretty well considering, so that is encouraging. Columbus Grove finished fourth at 365, with senior Matt Silver shooting an 86 and junior Kody Griffith 89. Thats about where I expected wed be. We had beaten Allen East and Spencerville one time this year and then lost to them once; I was hoping we could get them today but we didnt, Bulldog coach Travis Gallmeier said. After LCC, the meet was wide open. The kids have been working hard all year and getting better. We have a lot of younger players that have steadily learned the game at the varsity level. We have our PCL meet Monday. Outside of Ottoville and Kalida, its also wide

open. We just went against Fort Jennings, Miller City and Leipsic Wednesday and any one of those teams could finish third. Hopefully, having this tournament already under our belt will help us but weather can change in a hurry for the PCL meet. Jeffersons 387 was tied with Blufftons for fifth place. Junior Nick Gallmeier registered an 88 and freshman Carter Mox a 97. Last year, we played in an invitational here but not this year. We didnt have a practice round, either, so for many of these guys, it was the first time all year to golf on this course, Wildcat coach Chad Brinkman explained. This is the type of course that will reward you when you are accurate or know your way around but can crush you if you miss: we had a few times kids were behind trees, out of bounds or something. Those 11-shot or even 14-shot holes are hard to make up and they can just crush you. Still, its hard to gauge how well we did overall because of those one or two bad holes. We have shot around 360-370 most of the year. I feel that if we play up to snuff, like were capable of doing, next week at Auglaize for sectionals, we have a couple of guys that can at least shoot in the 80s. That is our goal this week; to prepare for us to do that. Crestview shot a 389 score good for seventh despite having first-team NWC player Jared Hallfeldt (94), along with the 92 of Jacob Wortman. Overall, we played well. Jared was solid; sometimes, scores against other teams are irrelevant to me, Knight coach Jeremy Best said. I was more focused on what our guys were doing. For many of my young guys, this was the first time they had golfed here. We were under no pressure; we werent expected to do really well. For me, the bottom line is for these guys to enjoy playing this game and I felt they did that today. They had fun. Think about it; they got out of school to play 18 holes of golf; it doesnt get better than that. I just hope we can continue that next week at Auglaize. Lincolnviews 402 followed Adas 391, with sophomore Logan Miller registering a 97 and lone senior Wes Collins at 101. Not a bad day for having only two guys: Logan and Brooks (Ludwig); ever golf on this course. This is not an easy course, Lancer head man Kevin Losh said. I had two freshmen and two sopho(See NWC page 7)

DELPHOS Jefferson and Lincolnview were both looking for their first Northwest Conference volleyball wins Thursday night when the units clashed at Jefferson High School. It came down to which team could finish sets better and that was the Lady Lancers, who grabbed a 25-23, 25-17, 25-21 sweep. We were a lot more consistent today than we have been. We just couldnt finish the sets strong, Jefferson coach Joy Early noted. We just made too many errors overall, especially on the serve. We cant afford to not get our serves in. Lancer coach Heather Byrne didnt mind her teams errors as much. I dont mind those mistakes if were being aggressive. We were looking to make things happen on our serves, Byrne noted. As well, we wanted to speed up our offense and be quickerhitting. Again, you can live with mistakes like that when you are trying to be more aggressive. Both teams had about the same number of hitting errors the Lancers (2-6, 1-3 NWC) with 25 and the Lady Wildcats (1-8, 0-4 NWC) 24 but the Lancers had 13 aces (8 service errors) to the Wildcats seven (10 serve miscues) which helped lead to the sweep. Such as in set one. Both teams struggled to find the hitting range in the early going as of the first 19 points, each unit only had one kill: sophomore Kelly Mohr for the visitors and junior Fallon Van Dyke for the hosts. A stuff by sophomore Rileigh

Stockwell (2 blocks; 2 aces; 7 digs) and an ace by classmate Kamie Pulford put the Red and White up 12-9. That was the biggest lead the Lady Wildcats held the entire night. Senior Carley Springer (21/25 hitting, 9 kills; 17/18 serving, 4 aces) began to lead the visitors back and her kill and two aces gave them a 15-14 lead, which they never relinquished. The Lady Wildcats didnt go away and they did battle to a 23-all tie on a hit off the defense by Stockwell. However, a hitting miscue and an ace by sophomore Ashley McClure put the first set in the Lancer column. The second set was also close most of the way. Sophomore Katie Goergens (8 kills) was a leader for the Red and White, while Mohr (9/11 hitting, 5 kills; 35/37 setting, 12 assists) paced the way for the visitors. The Wildcats trailed 19-17 on a kill by Goergens but they were called for being in the net to give the serve back to the guests. With junior Jodie Doner (9/9 serving, 2 aces; 10 digs) at the controls, Lincolnview ran off the next Tom Morris photo five points, including a hitJefferson senior Kelsey Goodwin gets low for a dig ting error on set point, to take late in the second set versus Lincolnview Thursday night a commanding 2-0 lead in the at Jefferson High School. However, the visitors grabbed a match. 3-set sweep in NWC volleyball. The third set followed its two predecessors in that neither team could really put on moved Rileigh to the outside seem to always get to 16 a major run. In the end, the some instead of sticking her points and then stop. Carley more veteran Lancers were in the middle. Were trying to provided great senior leadsimply a bit more consis- mix up our serve rotation to ership. She stepped up and tent, especially with Springer see what we can get done. controlled the net when we again taking command at Junior libero Whitney needed her. the net. The largest lead was Miller added 12 digs for Lincolnview swept the 23-16 on a hit off the block the guests and senior Becca junior varsity 25-21, 25-20 to by Springer and another kill Adam was 31/31 setting with improve to 1-6 (1-3 NWC) as from the middle by Springer 11 assists. Delphos fell to 2-8 (0-4). sealed the deal. Lincolnview is in the Jefferson freshman Brooke Were trying some girls Culp totaled 10 assists. Minster Invitational 9 a.m. in different spots to see what Weve struggled with Saturday, while Jefferson is our best lineup is, Early finishing games. We did that at Ayersville beginning at 10 added. For example, weve tonight, Byrne added. We a.m.

Cavaliers whitewash St. Johns on pitch SIDNEY Sidney Lehman handed visiting St. Johns a 6-0 girls soccer loss Thursday night in Sidney. Abby Ciriegio scored the first goal six minutes in. Madeline Franklin put the second goal in at the 30-minute mark and Maria Schroeder finished the first half with a tally with just 30 seconds left. In the second half, the fourth goal came at the 24-minute mark by Colleen Kinninger and number five at the 17-minute mark by Elizabeth Edwards. The final tally came with three minutes remaining on a goal by Kaitlyn Catanzarite. St. Johns had one shot ongoal vs. Lehman Catholics 31. Madison Kreeger had 21 saves while Lehmans goalie, Grace Frantz, had one. We came into this game not knowing their style of play and not knowing much about them at all; within the first five minutes, it became very obvious that they were a well-skilled, organized and fast team. We struggled at first to try and create runs and open up enough to create some scoring opportunities, St. Johns coach John Munoz noted. As the first half went by, we started moving people around and changing our formation and this helped us to even the game out. This was our first wet-field game this year, so it took time for the girls to adopt to the field condition. Our second half looked a lot better than the first; we made some adjustments that paid off in the second half as we created a lot more runs. Unfortunately, none of them ended with a clear shot ongoal. St. Johns hosts Miller City 5 p.m. Monday. ---Minster sinks Lady Jays MINSTER Host Minster handed St. Johns a 25-20, 25-15, 25-18 Midwest Athletic Conference loss

Thursday night. The Blue Jays (3-11, 0-5 MAC) visit Kalida 10 a.m. Saturday (JV start time). ---Miller City outlasts Ottoville in PCL volleyball MILLER CITY Miller City outlasted Ottoville 21-25, 25-16, 25-23, 13-25, 15-9 in Putnam County League volleyball action Thursday night at J. Harry Leopold Gymnasium. Megan Bendele led the Lady Green with 15 kills, along with Kaitlyn Ditto (15.17 serving, 8 points, 2 aces), Taylor Mangas (12/14 serving, 8 points, 2 aces), Kylee Schweller (15/17 serving, 8 points, 2 aces) and Tonya Kaufman (82/82 ballhandling, 17 assists). The Lady Green grabbed a 25-10, 25-13 junior varsity win. Ottoville takes on McComb and Bluffton in a tri-match 10 a.m. Saturday. ----Lady Lancers 2nd at Willow Bend VAN WERT With Amanda Kocab shooting a 46, the Lincolnview girls golf team finished second in the 7-team Willow Bend Invitational in Van Wert Thursday afternoon. Lima Central Catholic won with a 191 to best the Lancers 198. Crestviews 239 with Leigh Taylor shooting a 48 was last.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Partial Team Scores: LCC 191: Shelby Warner 40 (medalist), Ali Whitney 47, Celeste Shanahan 48, Jordin Moots 56. Lincolnview 198: Amanda Kocab 46, Kaitlyn Brant 47, Marcy Ashbaugh 51, Molly Diller 54. Wayne Trace 203: Ashley Saylor 49, Olivia Hook 50, Ashley Goelzenleuchter 52, Emily Linder 52. Tinora 216: Candi Keller 44, Sara Steffan 53, Jessica Mendez 56. Celina 216: Megan Stetler 47, Camille Smith 53, Erica Bishop 56. Parkway 230: Jennifer Schatzer 49, Cierra Coffman 54, Amy Roth 57. Crestview 239: Leigh Taylor 48.

---Elida grabs volleyball sweep of Shawnee ELIDA Elidas volleyball unit improved to 4-4, 2-2 in the Western Buckeye League, with a convincing 25-21, 25-19, 25-10 sweep of guest Shawnee Thursday night on Parents Night at Elida High School. Elida stat leaders include Katrina Meeks (11 kills; 6 aces), Kelsey Smith (19 assists), Alex Hambleton (22 digs) and Aubrey Williams and Bethany Koch (2 blocks each). Shawnees junior varsity and freshmen teams both won 2-0. Elida is in the Toledo Whitmer Rebel Spikes Tournament 9 a.m. Saturday. ---Elida boys rout Kenton ELIDA Elidas boys soccer team completely dominated Kenton Thursday night at the Elida Soccer Complex, destroying the Wildcats 6-0 in Western Buckeye League activity. The Bulldogs (3-4-1) shut out the Wildcats not only on the scoreboard but also in shots on-goal and had 20 of their own. Jered Houston and A.J. Siefker had two goals each and Brice Coolidge and Josh Line one each. Elida entertains OttawaGlandorf 7 p.m. Tuesday. Elida won the junior varsity match 2-0. ----Trojans shut out Bulldogs on the courts ELIDA The Findlay girls tennis team gave host Elida a 5-0 loss Thursday at Elida High School. Meghan Gray defeated Monica Tieu 3-0, ret.; Erin Gwinn downed Abby Orians 6-4, 6-1; Maggie Kelley knocked off Lauren Greeley 6-2, 6-0; Alexis Soli/Abby Arnet bested Robin Klaus/ Erin Kesler 6-2, 6-1; and Corinne Hoffman/Erin Bosse beat Cera Savage/Hailey

Hurst 7-5, 6-2. Elida visits Sidney 4:30 p.m. Monday. -----Black Knights down LadyCats in volleyball KALIDA The Kalida volleyball crew dropped a home match to Van Buren 3-0 on Thursday: 25-18, 26-24, 25-17. Leading the LadyCats were Kayla Siefkers nine kills and Haley McIntyre had six kills, along with Halie Zenz (5 kills; 14 assists), Andrea Bellmann (5 kills), Elizabeth Turnwald (5 kills; 2 aces), Alexis Decker (15 assists) and Julia Vandemark (22 digs). Kalida hosts St. Johns 10 a.m. (junior varsity start) Saturday. ----Celina edges Van Wert in boys soccer VAN WERT Celinas Logan Laux scored the only goal as the visiting Bulldogs edged out Van Wert 1-0 in Western Buckeye League boys soccer action Thursday at the Rotary Soccer Complex in Smiley Park in Van Wert. Celina improves to 6-4-1 (3-2-0 WBL), while the Cougars fall to 4-6-1 (1-31 WBL). Van Wert visits Defiance 7 p.m. Tuesday. ----Wildcats rout Lady Cougars in soccer MILLER CITY The Miller City girls soccer program has had much success for years. The Van Wert squad, in its second year of varsity existence, found out up close and personal on the back end of a 7-0 loss Thursday at Miller City. The hosts sent 23 shots on-goal and seven connected: two by Jessica Leis, two by Jessica Nienberg, two by Missy Michel and one by Megan Giblin. Emily Bair had 16 saves for the Lady Cougars, who next host Defiance 5 p.m. Monday. (See ROUNDUP page 7)

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mores our there today. Weve been averaging around 200 or more for nine holes, so this was about what I anticipated. Still, we did post a couple of good scores, so that is a positive. We play our sectional here, so this was a learning day, to figure this course out. I have never had to worry about these guys not being focused every meet, so I hope we can do a little better next week.
----2011 Northwest Conference Golf Tournament Thursdays Results At Hawthorne Hills Golf Course, par 72 Team Match Totals (Low 4 scores):

Lima Central Catholic 304: John Kidd 74, Evan Wilker 76, Josh Klaus 76, Austin Goodridge 78, Timmy Levers 78, Nick Watkins 83. Allen East 344: Tanner Richardson 84, Lucas Herrmann 86, Dylan Mulholland 87, Clay Plaugher 87, Tyler Stevens 92, Cole Meyer 98. Spencerville 355: Evan Crites 74, Rick Brunswick 91, Kasey Lee 94, Dan Gelivera 96, Dylan Layman 97, James Schaad 105. Columbus Grove 365: Matt Silver 86, Kody Griffith 89, Taylor Giesige 92, Clay Diller 96, Jacob Roebke 101, Jeff Birkemeier 102. Jefferson 387: Nick Gallmeier 88, Carter Mox 97, Jacob Violet 99, Tyler Miller 103, Tyler Wrasman 108, Ryan Bullinger 118. Bluffton 387: Rich Streicher 85, Tyler Treen 95, Tyler Carroll 102, Bryce Johnston 105, Eli Runk 107, James Harrod 113. Crestview 389: Jacob Wortman 92,

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Jared Hallfeldt 94, Derek Bissonette 99, Zach Schaadt 104, Jake Mengerink 119. Ada 391: Matt Gray 84, Slade Downing 94, Allen Jenkins 106, Austin Dysert 107, Connor English 109, Mitchel Boehm 128. Lincolnview 402: Logan Miller 97, Wes Collins 101, Damon Norton 101, Brooks Ludwig 103, Justis Dowdy 110, Jacob Staley 129. Paulding 406: Andy Smiley 96, Brad Crawford 102, Ben Heilshorn 103, Josh Boes 105, Trey Schroeder 109. Medalist: John Kidd (LCC) 74, Evan Crites (SV) 74 - Kidd beat Crites in playoff. Third Medalist: Evan Wilker (LCC) 76, Josh Klaus (LCC) 76 - Wilker beat Klaus in playoff. NWC Final Standings (Regular Season-Tournament-Total): 1. Lima Central Catholic (10-10-20); 2. Allen East 8.5-9-17.5; 3. Spencerville 8.5-8-16.5; 4. Columbus Grove 7-7-14; 5. Jefferson 6-5-11; 6. Bluffton 4.5-610.5; 7. Crestview 3-4-7; 9. (tie) Paulding 2-1-3 and Lincolnview 1-2-3. Co-coaches of the Year: Brook Howe (LCC) and Bill Mattevi (AE). NWC ALL-CONFERENCE GOLF TEAMS GOLFER SCHOOL POINTS (Maximum of 216 points) FIRST TEAM 1. Matt Gray (AD) 199; 2. Evan Crites (SV) 190; 3. Josh Klaus (LC) 189.5; 4. Evan Wilker (LC) 182.5; 5. Austin Goodridge (LC) 182; 6. Jared Hallfeldt (CV) 179. SECOND TEAM 1. Clay Plaugher (AE) 178; 2. Lucas Herrmann (AE) 176; 3. John Kidd (LC) 173; 4. Rick Brunswick (SV) 163.5; 5. Slade Downing (AD) 161.5; 6. Rick Streicher (B) 159.5. HONORABLE MENTION 1. Andy Smiley (P) 152.5; 2. Matt Silver (CG) 152.5; 3. Timmy Levers (LC) 148.5; 4. Nick Gallmeier (DJ) 147.5; 5. Kody Griffith (CG) 146.5; 6. Tanner Richardson (AE) 144; 7. Carter Mox (DJ) 142; 8. Taylor Giesige (CG) 136; 9. Brooks Ludwig (LV) 135.5; 10. Tyler Wrasman (DJ) 132.5; 11. Derek Bissonette (CV) 124.5; 12. Dylan Layman (SV) 122.5.

Defiance claims WBL boys golf title


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Lady Knights shut out Spartans LIMA Crestview received two goals from senior Madison Etzler and one from sophomore Brooke Bowen to discard Lima Senior 3-0 in girls soccer action Thursday at Lima Stadium. The Lady Knights (4-3-1) bested the Spartans 17-4 in shots on-goal. Aubrie Nuckles saved 14 for the Lady Spartans and Darci Swager one for the visitors, who visit Kenton for a 10 a.m. Saturday contest. WildKittens sweep Cougars BATH TOWNSHIP Baths volleyball team got out the broom Thursday night and handed visiting Van Wert a 25-12, 25-21, 25-12 Western Buckeye League loss at The Tub. The Lady Cougars host Wayne Trace and Bryan 10 a.m. Saturday. ---Knights gain NWC volleyball win CONVOY Crestviews volleyballers hosted Paulding in a Northwest Conference clash at The Castle Thursday night and grabbed a 25-21, 22-25, 25-11, 25-10 victory. Danica Hicks led the Lady Knights (10-1, 4-0 NWC) with 17 kills and 16 assists, along with Kirstin Hicks (13 kills; 10 digs), Taylor Springer (8 kills; 25 assists; 3 blocks; 10 digs), Taylor Hamrick (6 kills; 19 digs), Holly Genth (14 digs) and Courtney Trigg (5 blocks). Crestview visits Van Wert 6 p.m. Monday. ----Pilots fly past Pirates AYERSVILLE Host Ayersville crunched visiting Continental 25-14, 25-7, 25-11 in non-league volleyball activity Thursday night at The Hangar. Continental leaders were Tia Escamilla (5 kills), Krystal Prowant (4 assists; 2 kills) and Erica Fitzwater (6 digs). ----Lady Black Knights best Pirates on pitch VAN BUREN In a battle of two undefeated teams in NCOSA league action, Van Buren, currently ranked 8th in the state, came out hard against Bluffton in scoring four first-half goals in a 13-minute span and never looked back in a 5-0 girls soccer victory. Scoring goals for the Lady Black Knights (9-0) were freshman Nichole Miller (3), junior Kayla Sonnenberg and junior Morgan Flick. Dishing out assists were Sonnenberg (2), Flick, junior Kristin Tropf, Miller and sophomore Abby Shroll. The hosts dominated the shots on-goal (18-5) and corner kicks 8-4. Abbey Heslip had 15 saves for Bluffton (4-5) and Emily Schwager one. Senior Ashlee Arbaugh had three and classmate Julia Edelbrock two for the hosts. ----Coldwater battles by Rangers in 5 Coldwater downed New Knoxville 23-25, 25-14, 21-25, 25-22, 15-7 in Midwest

Athletic Conference varsity volleyball Thursday night. Leaders for the Cavaliers (8-4, 3-2 MAC): Macy Reigelsperger (15 kills; 6 blocks), Kelsey Rammel (15 kills; 15 digs), Emily Kahlig (11 kills; 4 blocks), Jamie Bills (21 digs), Taylor Hess (5 aces; 31 assists) and Hailey Kahlig (6 aces). Coldwaters JV (9-3, 3-2 MAC) also won in two sets. ---MSJ pulls out 5-set thriller over Bluffton By MEGHAN MOHR Sports information assistant CINCINNATI The Bluffton University Beavers lost a nail-biting 5-set match against the Lions of Mount St. Joseph on Wednesday (25-17, 18-25, 22-25, 27-25, 19-17). The Lions outhit and outdug the Beavers with 62 kills and 89 digs over the Beavers 42 kills and 77 digs. Bluffton is now 6-7 (0-1 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference). The Lions improved to 3-10 overall and 1-0 in the conference. Starting off slow in the first set, the Beavers couldnt quite gain the momentum they needed to put a string of points together with only four paltry kills in a 25-17 loss. The second set, however, was a different story. Adding 10 kills and 14 digs, the Beavers were right back in the match. With 14 spikes and 13 digs in the third, along with a setfinishing block by Courtney Zimmerman (Leesburg/ Fairfield), the Beavers were up 2-1 going into set four. It was a back-and-forth battle between the Lions and the Beavers, ultimately ending with MSJ on top by a 27-25 score. Set five was no different. The Beavers had three chances at match point, but couldnt pull it off. With a couple of untimely errors, the Beavers dropped the fifth and final set to the Lions 19-17. Leading the Beavers at the net were seniors Nicole Wood (Tiffin/HopewellLoudon) and Jenna Eshleman (Landisville, Penn./ Hempfield) with 13 and 12 kills, respectively. Sophomore Kyleigh Whitsel (Sheffield Lake/Brookside) dished out 16 assists and freshman Morgan Fullenkamp (Botkins) put up 15. This was definitely a defensive game with five Beavers in double-digit digs. Whitsel picked up 12 and Wood tallied 14. Junior Heather Schierer(Crescent Springs, Ky./St. Henry) racked up a team-high 20 digs. Eshleman and Fullenkamp both chipped in with 12. Sophomore Bethany Behnfeldt (Napoleon) added one solo block and five block assists while junior Brooke Distel (Carey) and Wood tallied three block assists each. Next, the Beavers head to Ohio Northern for the OAC/ HCAC Challenge. Bluffton will take on Muskingum and Capital today, followed by Baldwin-Wallace and the host Polar Bears on day two.

Lady Bulldogs get second NWC victory


By MALLORY KEMPER The Delphos Herald
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OTTAWA Its no easy task for a team to go undefeated all season long and come away with a Western Buckeye League Championship but Defiance boys golf team did just that Thursday morning at Pike Run. Defiance claimed the WBL title in shooting a team score of 306. Second-place finisher was St. Marys with 330 and a close third finish was Van Wert with 331. Senior Henry Weisgerber was named WBL player of the year, shooting a 70 to finish first place on the day. Carter Bowman received runner-up from St. Marys with a 73. Defiances Jacob Behringer and Will Paulus from St. Marys tied for fourth as they ended with a 74. It is very unusual to have six seniors on your team but I am very proud of this group of boys doing a great job all year long, said Defiance

coach Steve Maxey. They have really worked hard at their game and its neat to see that all come together with a WBL championship. Sectionals for the boys golf teams start on Thursday; Elida (351, good for 8th) plays its sectionals at Stone Ridge in Bowling Green on October 4. The Bulldogs moved to Division I this year for the first time since the late 1990s. The schedule that Elida plays is set up for Division II, so long-time coach Denny Thompson believes it will be harder for the kids to play up at a new course, Stone Ridge, this postseason. We have struggled all year and we have been consistent but not consistently good, Thompson added. We just havent had guys who shoot low scores. We need the boys to shoot in the 30s and not in the 40s. The Bulldogs had four golfers within three strokes of each other as they were led by Mike Lawler with an 86 and Ian Haidle with an

87. Trent Cutlip had an 88 and Aric Thompson a 90. Jimmie Ebeling had a 93 for the Bulldogs and Nate Cellar a 95. Van Wert, who finished behind Defiance atop the regular-season standings, went into the tournament Thursday knowing it would take some great golf to beat Defiance. We had our eye on Defiance. We knew we needed to play extremely well today and we didnt get that done, Van Wert coach Jeff Hood said. When we checked the 9-hole scores, we were a good 25 strokes out at the turn. We closed that gap a little bit on the back nine but we would have needed to play out of our minds to win the thing; we came over here to win it. We finished second overall on the year (regular season and tournament standings). Overall, the kids hung in there and competed well. We will miss our two seniors: Vince (Moreland) and Matt (Cucciarre); but we have a nice team coming back, including our top three.

On Thursday, the Cougars were led by Jacob Brake with an 80, while Moreland and Brandon Hernandez and both had an 83. Cucciare and Tyler Turnwald both had an 85 and Justin Price had a 96. Other team scores included: Ottawa-Glandorf (343), Celina (344), Shawnee (345), Wapakoneta (350), Bath (356) and Kenton (365). All-team WBL: Henry Weisgerber (Defiance), Will Paulus (St. Marys), Carter Bowman (St. Marys), Jacob Behringer (Defiance), Caleb Acheson (Wapakoneta), Matt Holt (Bath), Jacob Brake (Van Wert), Alex Ray (Celina), Matt Hermiller (79), Tyler Turnwald (Van Wert), Jacob Moore (Defiance) and Brandon Hernandez (Van Wert).
Tournament Standings: 1. Defiance 306; 2. St. Marys 330; 3. Van Wert 331; 4. Ottawa-Glandorf 343; 5. Celina 344; 6. Shwanee 346; 7. Wapakoneta 350; 8. Elida 351; 9. Bath 356; 10. Kenton 365. Overall Standings: 1. Defiance 20; 2. Van Wert 17; 3. St. Marys 15.5; 4. Celina 14; 5. Ottawa-Glandorf 11.5; 6. Wapakoneta 10.5; 7. Elida 7.5; 8. Shawnee 7; 9. Bath 5. 10. Kenton 2.

COLUMBUS GROVE After a big win against Ottoville Monday night in a Putnam County League battle, Columbus Grove was ready to take on Northwest Conference rival Spencerville at home Thursday night. The Lady Bulldogs came out strong as they won in three close sets, 25-22, 25-19, 27-25. They team played strong tonight and it was close but I knew we would pull through because I could see it in the girls that they really wanted this game, Columbus Grove coach Kelly Lepley said. I knew they werent going to let this one go. It was a good win for us to get our confidence back up. In the first set, the Lady

Bulldogs Riley Eversole and Anna Ricker led their team to victory with three kills each in the set. Spencerville gained an early 3-0 lead with a kill by senior Taylor Elchert but Columbus Grove rallied five straight points for a 5-3 lead. The teams battled to a 20-20 tie in the set before a Sammi Stechschulte block gave the Lady Bulldogs a 22-21 lead. Two hitting errors on the Bearcats cost them the set and they trailed 1-0 in the match. The Lady Bulldogs quickly jumped to a 10-5 lead in set two, resulting from three errors by Spencerville and a couple of attacks from Eversole. Setter Nicole Langhals had a big ace to give her team an 18-15 lead. An overpass from Spencerville and a mis-hit on set point gave Columbus Grove the second-set victory and a commanding lead in the matchup.

Particularly effective in the third set was Spencerville outside hitter Abby Freewalt, who had four kills in the set, and senior libero Devan Hanjora, who had eight digs. The Bearcats got a quick 6-3 lead resulting from the Lady Bulldog errors. Columbus Grove, still minus 6-0 hitter Julia Wynn (foot), rallied back to take a 17-14 lead with a kill by Stechschulte, assisted by Langhals. The Bearcats didnt give up as Shanna German led her team to a comeback with a big block and two big hits to go ahead, 23-22. Backto-back missed attacks by Spencerville gave Columbus Grove the NWC victory, improving to 5-8 (2-2 NWC), while Spencerville falls to 2-12 (0-4 NWC). We just need to learn how to finish games, Spencerville

coach Kari Wicker said. We can play with any team because our talent is there but we cannot learn how to finish. Eversole led the Lady Bulldogs with 12 kills, followed by senior teammate Anna Ricker with 10 kills and two blocks. Langhals dished out 20 assists and added five blocks and two aces. Rachel Schumacher dug the ball up 14 times. German led Spencerville with nine kills and eight digs. Freewalt had eight kills. Jackie Bowsher dished out 10 assists and Schylar Miller had nine. Hanjora had a team-best 24 digs. The junior varsity match was won by Columbus Grove in two sets, 25-18, 25-10. The Lady Bearcats heads to Perry Township to take on Perry Monday. The Lady Bulldogs travel to Allen East on Tuesday.

Wildcats ambush Bearcats in boys soccer


By JIM METCALFE jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com SPENCERVILLE Miller Citys boys soccer team is deep and well-balanced between veterans and fresh-faced underclassmen. Head coach Tom Klear used them all Thursday night as the Wildcats shut out host Spencerville 10-0 at Charles Moeller Memorial Field. As expected against a relative newcomer to the varsity ranks in the Bearcats (0-8), a team also struggling to build a tradition on the pitch, the visitors (8-3-1) dominated action most of the time, outshooting their hosts 25-4 (33-5 overall). They got on board quickly at 38:43 as Gabe Wenzinger fed Ross Kaufman along the right post and he went the opposite side past senior keeper Zach Gay (12 saves). The Bearcats got their only shot on-goal the first half at 36:14 on a 25-yarder by freshman Byron Gay but he was denied by Hunter Berner (3 saves). Miller City made it 2-0 at 30:40 when Wenzinger got a good chance courtesy of a throw-in, finding the mark on an 8-yarder from the left post to the right side. The domination continued and the lead became 3-0 at 27:19. Robby Nadler had a throw-in that caught the defense napping, with Fabian Warmuth getting a long run by himself down the middle; with the keeper out to try and cut off the angle, he easily touched it to a wide-open Brent Riepenhoff on the right wing for an easy 8-yarder. At 23:27, it became 4-0 courtesy of a nice cross pass from the left side by Nadler to Warmuth in the middle, who kneed the ball in from 10 yards. That lead stretched to 5-0 at the 17:56 mark when Kaufman made a nice cross pass from the left side that the keeper deflected but it went right to Jacob Schroeder all alone on the doorstep of the right post. The hosts had an opening at 14:06 but B. Gay missed over the top from 18 yards. The final tally of the first half came at 6:13. Off a kick from the keeper, the defense was again got napping as Nadler made a great run by himself downed the middle; he juked the keeper off his feet and easily found the back of the net. Second-half goals came at 23:49, on a Drew Recker cross from left to middle to Derek Dickman for a 10-yarder; at 17:34, with a Schroeder pass leading to a 3-on-2 jailbreak and a 14-yarder from Jacob Gerten; at 16:51, courtesy for a long run by Recker that led to a 14-yarder; and at 2:33, when Recker connected with Mick Lammers for a 10-yarder. The Bearcats did have a few more chances at the goal in the second half, especially at 33:40 when Berner denied senior Austin Swartz from 10 yards; at 23:20, when a 15-yarder by Swartz with the keeper out of position was finally kicked

out of harms way; and at 13:36, when junior Austin Oehlhof hit the right post from 12 yards and went out of bounds. During the match, sophomore Tricia Riley was helped off with an injury (22:21 left), joining already-injured senior Kelli Ley. As a small school with football, cross country and golf, we only have so many boys athletes to go around. Miller City does not have football; that is a major advantage and you can see it today, Spencerville coach Dean Brown noted. Miller City is a quality team but I also saw some positive things today. They keep coming to practice and have a good attitude; they were having fun out there today despite the score. Right now, we have some injury problems and other issues, especially lack of numbers. Spencerville is slated to play at Fairlawn 10 a.m. Saturday in a rescheduled match, as well as a possible rescheduled match versus Cory-Rawson 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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The Associated Press National League ST. LOUIS The St. Louis Cardinals blew a 4-run lead in the ninth inning and hurt their wild-card hopes when shortstop Rafael Furcal misplayed a potential double-play grounder, allowing the New York Mets to rally for an 8-6 win Thursday. Ahead 6-2, the Cardinals walked three batters in helping the Mets take the lead with a 6-run burst. Willie Harris drew a walk to begin the inning and capped it with a tie-breaking, 2-run single with two outs. The loss dropped St. Louis two games behind idle Atlanta for the wild card. Each team has six games left. The Cardinals lost for only the third time in 16 games. The Mets, who had lost nine of their previous 11, came back against three St. Louis relievers. Manny Acosta (4-1) got the win. Jason Motte walked three of the five batters he faced, including pinch-hitter Justin Turner with the bases loaded. Marc Rzepczynski (0-3) allowed Jose Reyes RBI single. Nationals 6, Phillies 1 PHILADELPHIA Brad Peacock, making just his second major-league start, pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings and Michael Morse hit a 3-run homer. Roger Bernadina drove in two runs for the Nationals (76-79), who handed the division champions their sixth straight loss. Carlos Ruiz had three hits and an RBI for the Phillies (98-58), who clinched their fifth straight NL East title on Saturday night but havent won since. The season-high six-game skid is Philadelphias longest since June 2009. Philadelphia played all but three regulars, resting first baseman Ryan Howard, rightfielder Hunter Pence and third baseman Placido Polanco, and continued to have trouble offensively. The Phillies managed just four hits off Peacock and five relievers. Astros 9, Rockies 6 HOUSTON Carlos Lee doubled and drove in four runs, pinchhitter Matt Downs knocked in three more and the Astros beat Colorado, extending the Rockies losing streak to a season-high eight games. Houston starter Henry Sosa (3-5) yielded a season-high nine hits but allowed just three runs in 6 1/3 innings to end a three-game losing streak. Wilin Rosario doubled and hit a 3-run homer in the eighth to cut Houstons lead to 8-6 and Kevin Kouzmanoff had a solo shot in the seventh. Rockies starter Alex White (2-3) allowed six hits and five runs with six strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. He hit two batters and threw two wild pitches. Dodgers 8, Giants 2 LOS ANGELES Matt Kemp went 4-for-5 with a 2-run homer and a career-high three doubles in his final home game of the season, Juan Rivera homered and drove in three runs and the Dodgers beat San Francisco, pushing the Giants to the brink of elimination in the NL West playoff race. The Giants open a 3-game series at first-place Arizona today and a victory by the Diamondbacks would eliminate the defending World Series champions. The Dodgers moved a game over .500 with Hall-of-Famer Tom Lasorda serving as honorary coach of the team he managed to two World Series titles during his 20-year tenure. Hiroki Kuroda (13-16) allowed two runs and five hits in 7-plus innings to extend his career high in wins. Madison Bumgarner (12-13) gave up four runs and nine hits in four innings, struck out one and walked none to snap his 5-game winning streak. American League OAKLAND, Calif. Coco Crisp hit a go-ahead single in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the first-place Texas Rangers 4-3 on Thursday to avoid a series sweep. The reigning AL champion Rangers had their magic number for winning the West Division reduced to two when the Angels lost to Toronto later. Texas headed home for three games with the Mariners before ending the regular season at Anaheim. Grant Balfour (5-2) pitched a 1-2-3 eighth for the win, then Andrew Bailey finished for his 21st save in 23 chances as the As snapped Texas 4-game winning streak. Crisps hit came against Mike Adams (1-3) and helped stop a 3-game skid. Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba left in the eighth after experiencing a headache following a foul tip. Rays 15, Yankees 8 NEW YORK Matt Moore struck out 11 in five innings of his first major-league start and the Rays unloaded on the watered-down Yankees a night after New York clinched the AL East title. The Rays avoided a 4-game sweep and pulled within two games on idle Boston in the AL wild-card race. Both teams have six games left. Tampa Bay took advantage of four Yankees errors and romped. B.J. Upton was a double shy of the cycle in four at-bats, Ben Zobrist homered among his three hits and Johnny Damon also connected for Tampa Bay. Facing a lineup of backups and rookies, the Rays roughed up Bartolo Colon and led 13-0 in the fifth inning.

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After 9/11: Evangelicals (heart) New York


TERRY MATTINGLY

Friday, September 23, 2011

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Pastors have their own brand of insider humor, just like doctors, lawyers, accountants and other skilled professionals. The same is true for the missionaries, researchers and pastors who plant churches. Thus, Ed Stetzer once heard a veteran missions professor tell the following bittersweet joke at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. It went like this: How do you start a new Southern Baptist church in a big city up north? Thats easy. You go into local grocery stores and introduce yourself to all of the people who buy grits. The point, of course, is that this is what you do NOT want to do, said Stetzer, a native New Yorker who is president of LifeWay Research, linked to the 16 million-member Southern Baptist Convention. If youre starting churches in places like New York City, those churches need to look like the indigenous churches that are already growing there. A successful church plant in Manhattan is obviously going to look a lot different than one in Alabama. ... Weve known that for a long time, but weve learned a lot more since 9/11. Stetzer was referring to a faith-shaped trend that has quietly emerged in the Big Apple in the decade since the twin towers fell. Heres the statistic that insiders keep citing, drawn

On Religion
from a Values Research Institute (www.nycreligion.info) study: Forty percent of the evangelical Protestant churches in Manhattan were born after 2000, an increase of about 80. During one two-month stretch in 2009, at least one Manhattan church was planted every Sunday. The impact has been big on one scale and tiny on another. According to the institutes research, the percentage of New Yorkers in center-city Manhattan who identify themselves as evangelical Protestants has, since 1990, risen from less than 1 percent to 3 percent. In other words, the evangelical population has tripled. While 3 percent of the 20 million people living in greater New York is a significant number, this small slice means that -- from an evangelical Protestant viewpoint -- missionaries still consider the citys population an unreached people group when compared with

other regions. Thus, in 2003 the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention pinned its Strategic Focus City label on New York, initiating a four-year project offering additional funds, volunteers and church-planting professionals. Its impossible to tell this story without discussing the impact of 9/11, noted journalist Tony Carnes, who leads the Values Research Institute team. Rescue workers poured into New York City from across the nation, including volunteers from heartland churches not known for their affection for New York. For the first time, to a large degree, important evangelical leaders realized that New York City was not what they thought it was, said Carnes. They learned that you didnt need to walk down the street at night looking over your shoulder, worried that you were going to get shot. ... They also learned that there were already many evangelical churches here and that they were not weak, struggling and embattled. Many were strong, vital and growing. The bottom line is that, while 9/11 was crucial, this story didnt start with 9/11. Carnes stressed that 42 percent of the evangelical churches in the citys outer boroughs were founded between 1978 and 1999. This earlier surge was, in large part, driven by rapid growth in Pentecostal flocks led by Af-

rican-Americans and Latinos. Another crucial event was the 1989 birth of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, led by the Rev. Tim Keller. Since then, teams from this Manhattan megachurch -- which has attracted waves of Asian Christians -- have planted 75 new churches across the city. While its easy to focus on the past decade, said Carnes, those striving to see the bigger picture need to study ongoing trends among immigrants, young adults and others who continue, as they have for generations, to rush to New York City seeking changed lives and new opportunities. New York, he said, remains Americas gNew York is going to change you, whether you are from Texas or Africa, he said. This city leaves you unsettled and that bring moments of pain and loneliness, but also moments that offer great freedom. ... Church leaders have started to realize that many of the people who keep arriving in this great city are seeking spiritual freedom, as well. They truly want to start over. Terry Mattingly is the director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and leads the GetReligion.org project to study religion and the news.

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12:00 noon, Calvary Youth SNL Monday - Deadline for October Calendar Events Tuesday -9:30 - Hearth and Home Ministry Wednesday - 1:30 p.m. Adult Prayer & Bible Studay; 6:45 p.m.AWANA, Calvary Youth; 6:45 p.m. Womens Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Mens Bible Study SALEM UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 15240 Main St. Venedocia Rev. Wendy S. Pratt, Pastor Church Phone: 419-667-4142 Sunday - 8:30 a.m. - Adult Bell Choir; 8:45 a.m. Jr. Choir; 9:30 a.m. - Worship; 10:45 a.m. - Sunday school; 6:30 p.m. - Capital Funds Committee. Monday - 6 p.m. Senior Choir. ST. MARYS CATHOLIC CHURCH 601 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.; Monday 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m.; Wednesday 8:30 a.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. - Communion Service; Friday 8:30 a.m.; Saturday 4 p.m. VAN WERT VICTORY CHURCH OF GOD 10698 US 127S., Van Wert (Next to Tracys Auction Service) Darryl Ramey, Lead Pastor Chuck Brantley, Executive Pastor Bryce Cadawallader, Youth & Assimilations Director Sunday - 10:00 am Worship Service & Childrens Ministry www.vanwertvictorychurch.com www.acoolchurch.com 419-232-HOPE

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PENTECOSTAL WAY CHURCH Pastors: Bill Watson Rev. Ronald Defore 1213 Leeson Ave., Van Wert 45891 Phone (419) 238-5813 Head Usher: Ted Kelly 10:00 a.m. - Sunday School 11:10 a.m. - Worship 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. - Wednesday Morning Bible Class 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Wed. Night Bible Study. Thursday - Choir Rehearsal Anchored in Jesus Prayer Line (419) 238-4427 or (419) 232-4379. Emergency - (419) 993-5855

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IMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 699 Sunnydale, Elida, Ohio 454807 Pastor Gary Rode Sunday - 8:30 a.m. traditional; 10:45 a.m. contemporary LIGHT OF LIFE CHAPEL 4680 North Kemp Rd., Elida Pastor Kimberly R. Pope-Seiberling Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Service; 6:30 p.m. Service. Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Midweek Service. NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CENTER 2240 Baty Road, Elida Ph. 339-5673 Rev. James F. Menke, Pastor Sunday 10 a.m. Worship. Wednesday 7 p.m. Evening service. CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH 2701 Dutch Hollow Rd. Elida Phone: 339-3339 Rev. Frank Hartman Sunday - 10 a.m. Sunday School (all ages); 11 a.m. Morning Service; 6 p.m. Evening Service. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting. Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8-noon, 1-4- p.m. ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Zion Church & Conant Rd., Elida Pastors: Mark and D.J. Fuerstenau Sunday - Service - 9:00 a.m. PIKE MENNONITE CHURCH 3995 McBride Rd., Elida Phone 419-339-3961 LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH OF GOD Elida - Ph. 222-8054 Rev. Larry Ayers, Pastor Service schedule: Sunday 10 a.m. School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Sunday evening. FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 4750 East Road, Elida Pastor - Brian McManus Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship, nursery available. Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Youth Prayer, Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Adult Prayer and Bible Study; 8:00 p.m. Choir. GOMER UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 7350 Gomer Road, Gomer, Ohio 419-642-2681 gomererucc@bright.net Rev. Brian Knoderer Sunday 10:30 a.m. Worship BREAKTHROUGH 101 N. Adams St., Middle Point Pastor Scott & Karen Fleming Sunday Church Service - 10 a.m, 6 p.m. Wednesday - 7:00 p.m.

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

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

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Road out of Iraq brings speed bumps for US


By LARA JAKES The Associated Press CAMP SPEICHER, Iraq For U.S. Army Pfc. Walter Stiles, the road out of Iraq begins by kicking tires on a dusty military base near the village where Saddam Hussein was born and buried. The drive ahead is long and dangerous down Iraqs main north-south highway, a prime target for bombings. Its a trip he must complete several times this month, part of a security escort for 53 trucks hauling fuel and equipment out of the country in a massive push to shutter U.S. bases by the years end. Dont want a tire coming off. Thatd be no fun, Stiles, 25, of Huntington Beach, California, said dryly as he peered beneath the 18-wheelers and checked the trucks batteries. The base is located outside the northern city of Tikrit and close to Saddams birthplace and grave in the village of Ouja. Gathered in front of the four-milelong convoy, Staff Sgt. Robert Cowan Jr. of Knoxville, Tennessee, led his soldiers in prayer. Everybody should be wide awake and alert, he told them. Lets make it a good trip: safe and sound. Its game time. More than 1.5 million pieces of equipment from tanks to television sets have been shipped out of Iraq over the last year to prepare for the planned American military withdrawal. Nearly 900,000 remain. And another 2.4 million deemed not worth the price to ship out, such as trailers and power generators, have been sold off or turned over to Iraqis. The U.S. has promised to withdraw from Iraq by the end of the year as required by a 2008 security agreement between Washington and Baghdad. Some 44,000 U.S. troops and an estimated 58,000 American contractors are scheduled to clear out along with their equipment. Its still unclear if the U.S. military will keep several thousand troops in Iraq as leaders weigh whether staunch political opposition in both nations is worth the risk. A residual U.S. force could continue to train Iraqi security forces and work to contain the growing Iranian influence in Baghdad. The uncertainty has been a logistical nightmare for American commanders, who could be asked at the last minute to keep some equipment and manpower back but for now must push ahead in case the withdrawal plan stands. For us, the enemy is time, said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Ed Cardon, who was overseeing the militarys path out until he left Iraq a few months ago. One of my goals is to maintain as much flexibility for as long as possible, Cardon said in a July interview with The Associated Press at a U.S. base outside the southern city of Nasiriyah, which will be the final stop for troops and equipment before heading into Kuwait. But we are dealing with a hard physics problem. So there is a point where a decision needs to be made. U.S. officials have been reluctant to state publicly a final deadline for such a decision. But Army officials say that the withdrawal will pick up speed in late September, and troops and equipment that have already left arent likely to return even if Iraq asks U.S. forces

Asia stocks sharply lower as recession fears flare


By PAMELA SAMPSON The Associated Press BANGKOK Investors across the globe continued to dump stocks today as weak economic indicators from major nations including China intensified fears of a new recession In Asia, losses were broadbased but less severe than in the U.S. and Europe. Oil prices stabilized near $81 a barrel after diving to a near seven-week low on Thursday. The dollar was down against the yen and the euro. Hong Kongs Hang Seng index fell 1.7 percent to 17,610.65 after losing nearly 5 percent the day before. South Korean shares took a large hit, with the Kospi tumbling 4.2 percent to 1,724.92 amid worries over signs of weakness in China, Seouls biggest trading partner. Japans market was closed for a holiday. Economic news was bad around the world. A closely watched survey in Europe indicated a recession could be on the way there, and a manufacturing survey suggested a slowdown in China, which

Yemen president returns, adds confusion to crisis


SANAA, Yemen (AP) President Ali Abdullah Saleh made a surprise return to Yemen today after more than three months of medical treatment in Saudi Arabia in a move certain to further enflame battles between forces loyal to him and his opponents that have turned the capital into a war zone. Saleh immediately called for a cease-fire and said negotiations were the only way out of the crisis, his office said. The statement, however, suggested he does not intend to step down immediately and was likely to only anger protesters who have been demanding his ouster for months and the military units and armed tribal fighters that back the opposition. His return means more divisions, more escalation and confrontations, said AbdelHadi al-Azazi, a protest leader, told The Associated Press. We are on a very critical escalation. Salehs return to Yemen could further damage already crumbling efforts by the United States and Saudi Arabia to work out a peaceful handover of power. Washington is eager for some sort of post-Saleh stability in the strategically placed but deeply divided and impoverished nation in hopes of continuing an alliance against al-Qaida militants in Yemen the terror networks most active branch, blamed in several plots for attacks on U.S soil. Both the U.S. and Saudi Arabia were believed to be trying to keep Saleh from leaving Saudi Arabia. Saleh went to the kingdom for treatment after he was severely burned and wounded by a June 3 explosion at his presidential compound in the capital Sanaa. His departure fueled hopes that he would be forced to step down, but instead he staunchly refused to resign, frustrating protesters who have been taking to the streets nearly daily since February demanding an end to his 33-year old rule. As time passed and Saleh recuperated, he was widely expected to stay in the kingdom and the timing of his return today was a surprise. The crackle of gunfire continued to be heard over Sanaa even after the presidents office issued the ceasefire call. This week, the long deadlock that endured even during Salehs absence broke down into the worst violence in months as forces loyal to the presidents son attacked protesters in the streets and battled troops led by one of the regimes top rivals, Maj. Gen. Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, a former Saleh aide who joined the opposition early in the uprising. Around 100 people have been killed the past week mostly protesters as regime troops hit their gathering with shelling or barrages of sniper fire from rooftops. Residents have been forced to hunker down in their homes or flee the city as the two sides exchanged bombardment over Sanaa from strongholds in the surrounding hills. The fighting continued even after Saleh returned at dawn today.

to stay. Its slow going on the road itself. Behind the wheel of his teams armored truck this month, Stiles drove no faster than 40 mph. It took four hours for his Texas-based platoon from the Armys 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, to drive 88 miles and drop off the equipment at another military base, where the trucks would overnight before heading farther south. Most cars on the bumpy Mosulto-Basra highway whizzed by Stiles truck. The military radio crackled, alerting the men that a planned air patrol to monitor the convoys route from above was canceled. Somebody swore softly. It was the only sound in a tense moment. The squadron has not suffered any deaths or serious wounds among its soldiers, despite being part of what unit commander Lt. Col. Dolph Southerland calls a pretty big target. For all the tension the withdrawal process has given the Americans, its been a bonanza for Iraqis looking to make a quick buck. Farther down the road, in Baghdad, Iraqi vendors are hawking U.S. Army uniforms, fans and power generators, housing trailers and even latrines that have been auctioned off or simply left behind as Americans troops pull out of bases around the capital. So far, the military has given the Iraqi government $132 million worth of equipment. At least 50,000 individual items, including vehicles and communications equipment, have gone directly to Iraqi security forces to help protect the country.

has been one of the hottest economies. Employment figures in the U.S. remained weak. I think the most important thing is Europe and America are both entering into recession at the same time, and the governments failed to take decisive action to stop the decline, said Francis Lun, managing director of Lyncean Holdings Ltd. in Hong Kong. Investors are disappointed and fear a global recession. So thats why investors are getting out of shares. Lun also blamed political squabbling in the U.S. that is preventing President Barack Obama from spending the money needed to create a jobs program with real impact. Meanwhile, Canadas finance minister had harsh words for Europe. On Thursday, he warned of a second financial meltdown on the scale of 2008 if Europe doesnt take decisive action to recapitalize its banks and deal with the Greek debt crisis. Theres some justified frustration with respect to the lack of political decisiveness in Europe, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said.

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HP fires second CEO in 2 years; Whitman in charge


By JORDAN ROBERTSON The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO Hewlett-Packard has performed another extreme act of corporate remodeling, firing its CEO Leo Apotheker after just 11 months and replacing him with billionaire businesswoman and political aspirant Meg Whitman. Yet its done little to convince investors that the company has its house in order. HP has now removed two CEOs in two years, and the stock has dropped precipitously, shedding $60 billion of HPs market value. Based on shareholder reaction to Thursdays CEO shuffle, more punishment is likely in store. Mark Hurd was forced to resign a year ago in an ethics scandal, and on Thursday HP fired his successor, Leo Apotheker, after a string of disappointing earnings reports and the botched handling of key strategy announcements. He was replaced by former eBay chief Meg Whitman, who brings celebrity appeal and the sheen of a dot-com-era star who transformed eBay Inc. from scrappy startup to Internetauction powerhouse. The decision was the kind of hasty, head-

line-grabbing move that Silicon Valley watchers have come to expect from HP as it muddles through a very public identity crisis with an unpredictable board and the hardest job in technology to fill. It was another dizzying turn of the executive merry-go-round at a company whose legendary leadership issues are straining HPs sprawling technology empire, which includes the worlds biggest printer and PC businesses. Shareholders were impressed by reports that leaked Wednesday about Whitmans candidacy for the job. But those gains were largely wiped out Thursday when fears set in that HPs strategy is still deeply flawed. Its not what HP had in mind. Swapping Apotheker, who has now been ousted from two high-profile CEO jobs in two years, for Whitman was designed to stem investor fury over a series of questionable strategy moves. HPs chairman, Ray Lane, said Apothekers dismissal was caused by several factors. You dont deliver a quarter, you dont deliver another quarter, then you make some important announcements that are communicated poorly it was incremental, Lane said on a conference call.

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Dear Worried: A certain Dear Annie: I think my brother-in-laws wife amount of roughhousing is is attracted to my husband, OK if neither the child nor James. James believes this the parent is getting hurt, to be true, as well, but he feels anxious or becomes over-stimulated. The father rather enjoys the attention. Whenever we are at his should be aware, however, brothers house, the wife is that the boy is not capable always flirting with James, of controlling his enthusiasm touching him and finding rea- and things can get out of sons to be near him. When hand. We recommend that its time for us to go, she Mom discuss it with her pedipractically begs him to stay. atrician. Dear Annie: Happy She also often makes subtle suggestive comments, and Senior said she avoids the person who is so this really gets on hard of hearing that my nerves. conversation is tireAs an added some. twist, my husband My mother was and I are not sexusocially active ally active. Weve and popular in her not been intimate small circle. She in nearly two years. joined the Scrabble This was a mutual club and started tap decision. James is dancing classes, always tired when pursuits that she had he gets home from enjoyed in the past. long-distance driving. Im on two Annies Mailbox But before new friendships could separate antidetake root, she began pressants that just about kill off any shred of to experience hearing probsexual interest. A few times, lems that became so severe Ive told James that if he is that she was unable to readily interested in sex, Id be quite interact with people in group amenable, but he repeatedly situations and withdrew from her outside activities. Despite tells me hes too tired. I asked him why he lets the latest hearing aid technolher flirt with him, and he ogy, she is still functionally says its fun, but insists hes hard of hearing. Certain considerations can not interested in having an affair with her or anyone else. lead to less tiresome encounWe have been married for 12 ters: Face the person squarely years and have no children, and engage in one-on-one so he has all of my attention conversation. A quiet place is likely to be more conduand plenty of affection. This flirtation was going cive to conversation. Anyone on even before she married making the effort to engage into the family. I had hoped my mother in such conversathat after five years and two tion will find an intelligent, kids it would end, but it hasnt caring and fun-loving human subsided in the least. I admit being. -- C. I am slightly jealous, but am Annies Mailbox is written I completely off base thinking there is something wrong by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the with this? -- Green-Eyed Dear Green-Eyed: There Ann Landers column. Please are a lot of things wrong with e-mail your questions to this. We dont care how tired anniesmailbox@comcast.net, your husband is, surely he or write to: Annies Mailbox, could work up some inter- c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 est in sex in two years. The W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, fact that he hasnt is wor- Los Angeles, CA 90045. risome and, combined with the attention he receives from another woman, puts your relationship at risk. We dont know why James brother turns a blind eye to his wifes flirtations, but that is his problem. Yours is to find a way to reconnect intimately with your husband. Talk to a counselor, get some books from the library, watch some videos or take a long vacation, but please do something before its too late. Dear Annie: Our grandchild is 4 years old. He pushes and slaps his father while laughing and yelling. His dad retaliates, often rolling on the floor with him, all in fun. This fun is getting more violent, and we worry that the child will grow up shoving and hitting and having a problematic life. His father laughs at our concerns. What do you think? -- Worried in West Hills

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2011 In the coming months, youre likely to do far better in ventures or endeavors where partners or co-workers play limited roles. Its likely to be a case of too many hands spoiling the pot. Do as much as you can unassisted. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- You should take care not to place your trust or confidence in someone who is always ready to gossip about absent friends. You can take bets that youll be his or her next victim. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Allowing your goals to exceed your capabilities could turn your efforts into nothing but a huge, major frustration. Objectives you establish for yourself must be realistic and doable. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23Dec. 21) -- What starts as a casual discussion about an important subject could quickly become an argument with someone of a drastically different mind than you. Dont take anything that seriously. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Unless there is parity right from the start, the greater burdens in a joint endeavor will fall on you. As soon as you figure this out, the chances for success are slim to none. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Just because your logic doesnt perceive anything wrong doesnt mean you shouldnt follow your instincts, especially if they are consistently warning you that something smells fishy. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Be orderly and take things a step at a time when it comes to your work. A failure to be methodical and systematic could deprive you of the success you are seeking. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Dont get in the middle when a couple of your friends disagree over something that is meaningless, even if youre asked to mitigate the issue. Stay out of it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -If you hope to succeed, you need to guard against throwing in the towel just when victory is in sight. You need to stay the course and hang on to your towels if you ever hope to win. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Youre just asking for trouble if you take it upon yourself to correct friends or tell them things about themselves that they dont want to hear. Play the game well by playing nice. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -There is every reason for you to expect to profit through traditional methods. Conversely, thinking you can gamble a little in hopes of making a killing could dash all possibilities. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- If you have to deal with someone who always gives you a bad time, be smart and use an intermediary. It will probably be the only way you can avoid another confrontation. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -You can avoid being victimized by a skillful manipulator by keeping your ego firmly in check. Unless you do so, he or she can use you by appealing to your inflated view of yourself.
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Ahmadinejad: Its not too late to fix US ties


By EDITH M. LEDERER and ANNE GEARAN Associated Press NEW YORK Hours after criticizing America so fiercely that U.S. diplomats stormed out of the U.N. General Assembly in protest, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday that time has not run out for the two countries to repair their bad relationship. In an interview with The Associated Press, Ahmadinejad claimed that explosive material and not planes brought down the World Trade Center, rejected the Wests view of his countrys nuclear ambitions and castigated U.S. policies from Libya to Pakistan. But he also complained that President Barack Obama never made good on a pledge to try to open a dialogue with Iran, and said he still hopes for a face-toface meeting. I dont believe that this is a chance that has been completely lost, Ahmadinejad said. The White House declined to comment on Ahmadinejads remarks. Ahmadinejad provoked a walkout by diplomats from more than 30 countries at the General Assembly when he attacked the U.S. and Europe as being greedy, arrogant and too ready to use military force. He has made similar waves in past gatherings in New York, but at home his powers have been weakened by Irans ruling clerics. That weakness was evident last week when Irans judiciary knocked down his claim that two Americans jailed in Iran for more than two years as suspected spies could be on their way home. Asked about the power struggle, Ahmadinejad gave a civics lesson on the separation of powers in the constitution. On the issue of his political opponents, he conceded that some people dont like me very much in Iran. The two Americans, Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer, ended up being released Wednesday in what Ahmadinejad said was a humanitarian gesture. He offered no proof the pair were conducting espionage but said it is beyond doubt that they illegally crossed the border an offense he added that the United States itself routinely prosecutes. Just the fact that they are in their families arms is important, Ahmadinejad said. In the case of Robert Levinson, a retired FBI agent missing nearly five years in Iran, Ahmadinejad said he does not know where Levinson is. But he referred to unspecified contacts between the U.S. and Iran over the case. I think there was good collaboration between the intelligence apparatus in both countries, Ahmadinejad said. I think we have reached concrete results good results and it would be good if such collaboration continues. Authorities announced in March that Levinsons family had received proof in late 2010 that he was alive. The news touched off a hopeful round of fresh diplomacy, but there has been no word since. On the Sept. 11 attacks, Ahmadinejad stopped short of saying the United States staged the disaster 10 years ago, but said that as an engineer, hes sure New Yorks twin towers were not brought down by jetliners. This was a systematic collapse of those towers, Ahmadinejad said. I can say with certainty there must have been explosive material that was set off in sequence. He said there are questions the world should

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resolve, and noted there are doubters in the United States as well. A few airplanes without previous coordination known to the security forces and the intelligence community in the United States cannot become missiles and target the heart of the United States, Ahmadinejad said. The National Institute of Standards and Technology conducted a probe that took six years to complete of the tower collapses; the last report found that fire caused the collapse of 7 World Trade Center, a skyscraper north of the twin towers. In the collapses of the twin towers, the agency found that extreme heat from the jetliner crashes caused some steel beams to lose strength, causing further failures in the building until the entire structure succumbed. The investigation was the most comprehensive examination of a structural failure ever conducted, said Shyam Sunder, lead investigator of the collapse investigation and led to 40 building code changes to make safer, terrorproof skyscrapers. NIST maintains a website with its reports and computer-based animations that reconstruct its findings to reach out to the public.

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TRENTON, N.J. A severe shortage of drugs for chemotherapy, infections and other serious ailments is endangering patients and forcing hospitals to buy life-saving medications from secondary suppliers at huge markups because they cant get them any other way. An Associated Press review of industry reports and interviews with nearly two dozen experts found at least 15 deaths in the past 15 months blamed on the shortages, either because the right drug wasnt available or because of dosing errors or other problems in administering or preparing alternative medications. The shortages, mainly involving widely-used generic injected drugs that ordinarily are cheap, have been delaying surgeries and cancer treatments, leaving patients in unnecessary pain and forcing hospitals to give less effective treatments. Thats resulted in complications and longer hospital stays. Just over half of the 549 U.S. hospitals responding to a survey this summer by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, a patient safety group, said they had purchased one or more prescription drugs from so-called gray market vendors companies other than their normal wholesalers. Most also said theyve had to do so more often of late, and 7 percent reported side effects or other problems. Hospital pharmacists are really looking at this as a crisis. They are scrambling to find drugs, said Joseph Hill of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. A hearing on the issue was set for today before the health subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The Food and Drug Administration is holding a meeting Monday with medical and consumer groups, researchers and industry representatives to discuss the shortages and strategies to fight them. The FDA says the primary cause of the shortages is production shutdowns because of manufacturing problems, such as contamination and metal particles that get into medicine. Other reasons: Companies abandoning the injected generic drug market because the profit margins are slim. Producing these sterile medicines is far more complicated and expensive than stamping out pills, and it can take about three weeks to produce a batch. Making things worse, companies dont have to notify customers or the FDA that theyve stopped making a medicine. That means neither FDA nor competitors can try to fill the gap. Only a half-dozen companies make the vast majority of injected generics. Even if other companies wanted to begin making a generic drug in short supply, theyre discouraged by the lengthy, expensive process of setting up new manufacturing lines and getting FDA approval. Theft of prescription drugs from warehouses or during shipment. Secondary, gray market vendors who buy scarce drugs from small regional wholesalers, pharmacies or other sources and then market them to hospitals, often at many times the normal price. These sellers may not be licensed, authorized distributors. Hospitals that buy scarce medicines from the gray market are taking a gamble. The drugs may be stolen and hospitals cant always tell whether a medicine was properly refrigerated as required for many injectable drugs or whether its past the expiration date, said Michael R. Cohen, a pharmacist and president of the institute. Either way, the active ingredient might have degraded and the drug might not work well or could harm the patient, he said. Cohen attributes at least 15 recent deaths to drug shortages based on reports by medical personnel, but says many deaths and injuries go unreported.

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Palestinians prepare to submit UN statehood bid


By AMY TEIBEL and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH Associated Press UNITED NATIONS Nearly two decades after embarking on historic peace talks with Israel, Palestinians prepared to sidestep that troubled route today to seek U.N. recognition of an independent state hoping to leverage this dramatic move on the world stage to realize their dream of an independent homeland. Earlier in the week, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas rebuffed an intense, U.S.-led effort to sway him from the statehood bid, saying he would submit the application to U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon as planned. A top aide, Mohammed Ishtayeh, said Thursday that Abbas asked Ban and the Councils Lebanese president this month to process the application without delay. Were going without any hesitation and continuing despite all the pressures, Abbas told members of the Palestinian diaspora at a hotel in New York on Thursday night. We seek to achieve our right and we want our independent state. To be sure, Abbas appeal to the U.N. to recognize Palestinian independence in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza Strip would not deliver any immediate changes on the ground: Israel would remain an occupying force in those first two territories and continue to severely restrict access to Gaza, ruled by Palestinian Hamas militants. Beyond that, Security Council action on the membership request could take weeks or months. The strategy also put the Palestinians in direct confrontation with the U.S., which has threatened to veto their membership bid in the U.N. Security Council, reasoning, like Israel, that statehood can only be achieved through direct negotiations between the parties to the long and bloody conflict. Also hanging heavy in the air was the threat of renewed violence over frustrated Palestinian aspirations perhaps not immediate, because Abbas has vowed to prevent unrest, but possibly down the road if negotiations continue to stall. Yet by seeking approval at a world forum overwhelmingly sympathetic to their quest, Palestinians hope to make it harder for Israel to resist already heavy global pressure to negotiate the borders of a future Palestine based on lines Israel held before capturing the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza in 1967. In recent weeks, international mediators have been furiously trying to piece together a formula that would let the Palestinians abandon their plan to ask the Security Council for full U.N. membership, and instead make do with the more modest goal of asking a sympathetic General Assembly to elevate their status from permanent observer to nonmember observer state. The other part of that formula would include the resumption of negotiations in short order. The U.S. and Israel have been pressuring council members to either vote against the plan or abstain when it comes up for a vote. The vote would require the support of nine of the councils 15 members to pass, but even if the Palestinians could line up that backing, a U.S. veto is assured. The resumption of talks seems an elusive goal, with both sides digging in to positions that have tripped up negotiations for years. Israel

insists that negotiations go ahead without any preconditions. But Palestinians say they will not return to the bargaining table without assurances that Israel would halt settlement building and drop its opposition to basing negotiations on the borders it held before capturing the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza in 1967. Israel has warned that the Palestinian appeal to the U.N. will have a disastrous effect on negotiations, which have been the cornerstone of international Mideast policy for the past two decades. Netanyahu, who is to address the General Assembly later today, shortly after Abbas makes his own address, opposes negotiations based on 1967 lines, saying a return to those frontiers would expose Israels heartland to rocket fire from the West Bank.

LOS ANGELES (AP) While North America appears to be off the hook, scientists are scrambling to pinpoint exactly where and when a dead NASA climate satellite will plummet back to Earth today. The 6-ton, bus-sized satellite is expected to break into more than a hundred pieces as it plunges through the atmosphere, most of it burning up. But if youre hoping for a glimpse, the odds are slim. Most sightings occur by chance because the re-entry path cant be predicted early enough to alert people, said Canadian Ted Molczan, who tracks satellites for a hobby. In all his years of monitoring, Molczan has witnessed only one tumble back to Earth the 2004 return of a Russian communications satellite. It looked like a brilliant star with a long glowing tail, he said in an email. The best guess so far is that the 20-year-old Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite will hit sometime today afternoon or early evening, Eastern time. The latest calculations indicate it will not be over the United States, Canada and Mexico during that time. Until Thursday, every continent but Antarctic was a potential target. Predicting where and when the freefalling satellite will land is an imprecise science, but officials should be able to narrow it down a few hours ahead. While most of the satellite pieces will disintegrate, 26 large metal chunks the largest about 300 pounds are expected to survive, hit and scatter somewhere on the planet. With nearly threequarters of the world covered in water, chances are that it will be a splashdown. If the re-entry is visible, itll look like a long-lived meteor, said Jonathan McDowell of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass. Since the dawn of the Space Age, no one has been injured by falling space debris. The only confirmed case of a person being hit by space junk was in 1997 when Lottie Williams of Tulsa, Okla., was grazed in the shoulder by a small bit of debris from a discarded piece of a Delta rocket. The odds of someone somewhere on Earth getting struck by the NASA satellite are 1 in 3,200. But any one persons odds are astronomically lower 1 in 21 trillion. Youre way more likely to be hit by lightning than by the satellite, McDowell said. NASA has warned people not to touch any satellite part they might chance upon. There are no hazardous chemicals on board, but people can get hurt by sharp edges, the space agency said.

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The winner of the Canal Days T-shirt quilt is Sue Vonderwell, right. Canal Days Core Committee member Diane Sterling presents the quilt made for Canal Days by Sandy Beining of Picture It Quilted.

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