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Free Food on Us set Tuesday

Community Unity will hold its Free Food on Us mobile food pantry from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Delphos Eagles. The food give-away is open to all Delphos City School District residents or who have a Delphos postal address. Participants need to bring two pieces of identification including a photo ID and proof of current address. Those receiving food will sign off that they meet the income guidelines designated by signing a selfdeclaration of income form.


Gadhafis burial delayed for investigation

By KIM GAMEL The Associated Press TRIPOLI, Libya The burial of slain leader Moammar Gadhafi has been delayed until the circumstances of his death can be further examined and a decision is made about where to bury the body, Libyan officials said today, as the U.N. human rights office called for an investigation into his death. The transitional leadership had said it would bury the dictator today in accordance with Islamic tradition. Bloody images of Gadhafis last moments in the hands of angry captors have raised questions over his treatment minutes before his death. One son, Muatassim, was also killed but the fate of Gadhafis one-time heir apparent Seif al-Islam was unclear. Justice Minister Mohammed al-Alagi said Seif al-Islam was wounded and being held in a hospital in the city of Zlitan. But Information Minister Mahmoud Shammam today that the sons whereabouts were uncertain. Shammam said Gadhafis body was still in Misrata, where it was taken after he was found in his hometown of Sirte, and revolutionary forces were discussing where it should be interred. Thursdays death of Gadhafi, two months after he was driven from power and into hiding, decisively buries the nearly 42-year regime that had turned the oil-rich country into an international pariah and his own personal fiefdom. It also thrusts Libya into a new age in which its transitional leaders must overcome deep divisions and rebuild nearly all its institutions from scratch to achieve dreams of democracy. Many Libyans awoke after a night of jubilant celebration and celebratory gunfire with hope for the future but also concern that their new rulers might repeat the mistakes of the past. Khaled Almslaty, a 42-year-old clothing vendor in Tripoli, said he wished Gadhafi had been captured alive. But I believe he got what he deserved because if we prosecuted him for the smallest of his crimes, he would be punished by death, he said. Now we hope the NTC will accelerate the formation of a new government and ... wont waste time on irrelevant conflicts and competing for authority and positions. Bloody images of Gadhafis last moments also cast a shadow over the celebrations, raising questions

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Delphos, Ohio over how exactly he died. Video on Arab television stations showed a crowd of fighters shoving and pulling the goateed, balding Gadhafi, with blood splattered on his face and soaking his shirt. Gadhafi struggled against them, stumbling and shouting as the fighters pushed him onto the hood of a pickup truck. One fighter held him down, pressing on his thigh with a pair of shoes in a show of contempt. Fighters propped him on the hood as they drove for several moments, apparently to parade him around in victory. See GADHAFI, page 2

Rev. Gordon to give historical talk Thursday

ZANESVILLE The owner of an exotic animal preserve who committed suicide after freeing dozens of lions, tigers and other beasts owed tens of thousands in unpaid taxes, and a fellow big-cat enthusiast said that he had DYH accepting applications taken in so many creatures he was in over his head. The DYH Saturday A day after sheriffs depuMorning Basketball Program ties with high-powered rifles (boys grades 2-6) for the killed nearly 50 animals set 2011-12 season is acceptfree by Terry Thompson, the ing sign-up forms. sheriff refused to speculate Player evaluations will why he did it. Meanwhile, be held at the Jefferson neighbors and friends quesMiddle School Gymnasium tioned why Thompson a 5:30-6:15 p.m. (Grades 2-3) man who seemed to like aniand 6:15-7 p.m. (grades mals more than people 4-6) Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. would send his animals to Sign-up forms are their doom. available to the middle Thompson was mired in school and Franklin and debt. Court records show that Landeck elementaries. he and his wife owed at least Any questions, con$68,000 in unpaid taxes to tact Ed Smith at (419) the IRS and the county, and 236-4754 (cell). Todays Football schedule he had two federal tax liens filed against him last year. He NWC (7:30 p.m.): Ada at Jefferson; Troy had just gotten out of federal Christian at Spencerville prison last month for possess(non-league); Columbus ing unregistered weapons. Grove at Crestview; Lima Kenny Hetrick, who has Central Catholic at Allen six tigers and other animals on East; Bluffton at Paulding. his property outside Toledo, WBL (7:30 p.m.): said Thursday he used to see Elida at Celina; Van Thompson at exotic-animal Wert at St. Marys; Bath auctions a few times a year in at Ottawa-Glandorf; Ohio. Many of Thompsons Defiance at Kenton; tigers had been donated to him Wapakoneta at Shawnee. by people who bought baby MAC (7:30 p.m.): New animals that they no longer Bremen at Coldwater; St. wanted once they started to Henry at Fort Recovery; grow, Hetrick said. Minster at Parkway; He really had more there Anna at Versailles. than what he could do, BVC (7 p.m.): Van Hetrick said. I dont know Buren at Cory-Rawson; what his deal was, but he was Arcadia at Hardin Northern; in over his head. Liberty-Benton at Leipsic; On Tuesday, Thompson, Pandora-Gilboa at McComb. 62, opened the cages at his aniNWCC (7 p.m.): Perry mal preserve and then killed at Fostoria St. Wendelin himself. His body was found (non-league); Fairbanks near the empty cages with a at Ridgemont; Riverside bite on the head that appeared at Upper Scioto Valley. to have been inflicted by a big TRAC: Toledo Whitmer cat shortly after Thompson at Lima Senior, 7 p.m. shot himself, Sheriff Matt Lutz said. It appeared his body had Forecast been dragged a short distance, Sunny Lutz said. Saturday; high Deputies killed 48 animals in upper 50s. including 18 rare Bengal tigers, 17 lions and eight bears See page 2. in a hunt across the Ohio countryside that lasted nearly 24 hours and that has been Index criticized by some who say Obituaries 2 the animals should have been State/Local 3 saved. Only a monkey was Politics 4 still missing, and it was probCommunity 5 ably killed by one of the big Sports 6 cats, Lutz said. Thompson had run-ins 4-H tribute 7-9 Classifieds 10 with his neighbors and the Television 11 law over escaped animals and World briefs 12 conditions at his preserve. But whether he acted out of desperation or vengeance in setting the animals loose was unclear.

The Rev. Jacob Gordon will speak on The French Revolution and the Church. at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Johns Annex. This period in history was filled with terror, betrayal and guillotines. Treats will be offered and the public is welcome. Call 419-6954050 to register.

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St. Johns High School held its annual National Honor Society induction Thursday. Twenty-one students joined the society. New inductees include, front from left, Lauren Utrup, Curtis Geise, Ally Mohler, Mallory Metcalfe and Stephanie Honigford; and back, Isaac Altenburger, Jake Hays, Brendan Giambruno-Fuge, Heather Vogt, Calvin Vonderwell and Cole Fischbach. Below: Inductees also include, front from left, Aaron Miller, Tricia Warnecke, Alyssa Gable, Allison Youngpeter and Tricia Wrasman; and back, Austin Jostpille, Kelsey Pohlman, Katie Vorst, Jessica Recker and Teresa Pohlman.

St. Johns NHS inducts 21 Thursday

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Its all about the apples: Apple Festival today, Saturday

a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday. A flu shot clinic is set for Friday and Saturday, and plenty of free entertainment. In the Junior Fair Building today, In Harmony will entertain from 5-6 p.m., Johnny Wistner & Nancy will perform from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Trinity will take the stage from 8-9 p.m. On Saturday, Kim Hohmans Danceworks begins the entertainment

at 10 a.m. At 11:30 a.m., Mountain Dulcimers will perform. Pams School of Dance will be on stage at 1 p.m. and another act to be announced will play at 2:30 p.m. Also on Saturday, a Mile Fun Run will begin at 11 a.m. In the Agriculture Building, there will be a display of art from Van Wert County youth, as well as kids games and a youth pumpkin and sunflower contest.

The Van Wert County Apple Festival features many traditional items and events. Staff reports VAN WERT A fall tradition is the Van Wert County Apple Festival which is set for today and Saturday at the fairgrounds. Van Wert County Fruit Growers put on the annual event featuring many traditional items and events. Once again, the festival will feature wagon rides, pony

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rides and fresh caramel corn. There will be plenty of crafters on-site and, of course, lots of apples. This years festival is dedicated to all members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. As always, admission and parking for the Apple Festival is free. Hubert Keuneke of The Loom Room conducts a The festival is scheduled until 9 p.m. today and from 9 weaving demonstration at last years apple festival.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Ala. man executed for 6-month-old sons slaying

By BOB JOHNSON The Associated Press ATMORE, Ala. An Alabama man who testified that he killed his infant son at his familys home because he hated his wife was executed at a prison in the same community Thursday, declaring as his only last words: Game over. Christopher T. Johnson, 38, was administered a lethal injection and pronounced dead at 6:25 p.m. CDT Thursday at Holman prison in Atmore, authorities said. Johnson had filed court papers in May saying he didnt want anyone to try to block the execution, and authorities said he had made no 11th-hour attempt to stop it. Johnson, who represented himself during part of his trial, was convicted in the February 2005 beating and suffocation death of his 6-month-old son, Elias Ocean Johnson. He testified at trial that he hated his wife, the childs mother, and didnt want to be near her. He also testified that he didnt want to worry about his wifes (Continued from page 1) threats of putting him in jail for alimony or child support. The mother of the slain child, Dana Johnson, now lives in Arizona and didnt attend the execution. At the prison, Johnson was strapped on a hospital-style gurney before the lethal drugs were administered. His brother, Thomas Eugene Lagos, sat in the front row in the witness room and the two briefly flashed hand signals to each other. When the warden asked whether he had any last words, Johnson responded: Game over. Johnson was seen speaking briefly to a corrections officer before closing eyes and appearing to lose consciousness as the drugs began flowing. His words could not be heard through a transparent partition. He twitched briefly, then lay motionless. Lagos, after watching the execution, declared to no one in particular with a handful of reporters present: Its a hard thing to watch. Its not going to change anything. Hes been waiting on this for

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a while. Johnson was executed not far from where he lived in Atmore, a small community near the Alabama-Florida border about 50 miles northeast of Mobile. At Johnsons trial, prosecutors presented medical testimony that the baby had numerous injuries and had suffered three hard blows to his forehead. The court also heard that the infant was found unresponsive on a couch where Johnson had fallen asleep the day the child died, according to authorities. According to court records, Johnson told Atmore police that he had earlier tried to get the baby to stop crying by placing his hand over Elias mouth and by sticking his fingers down the childs throat. Johnson spent much of the day Thursday with his brother in a prison visitation area. For a last meal, Johnson requested a turkey bologna sandwich with cheese, and french fries. Johnson was the sixth person to be executed in Alabama this year.

We want him alive. We want him alive, one man shouted before Gadhafi was dragged off the hood, some fighters pulling his hair, toward an ambulance. Later footage showed fighters rolling Gadhafis lifeless body over on the pavement, stripped to the waist and a pool of blood under his head. His body was then paraded on a car through Misrata, a nearby city that suffered a brutal siege by regime forces during the eightmonth civil war that eventually ousted Gadhafi. Crowds in the

Putnam County home raided; drugs, cash found

Allen County residents can drop off expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for proper disposal from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Allen County Children Services, 123 W. Spring Street, downtown Lima. Research shows that the No.1 source of medicines that kids abuse is their own home medicine cabinet or a family member or friends home according to the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. More than one-third of teenagers mistakenly believe that taking prescription drugs, even if not prescribed by a doctor, is much safer than Van Wert Cinemas using street drugs. Unintentional overdose deaths involving prescription narcotics increased 175 percent in a six-year span to 11,001 in 2006, according to data collected by the federal government. In 2009, there were 7
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streets cheered, The blood of martyrs will not go in vain. Libyan leaders said it appeared that Gadhafi had been caught in the crossfire and it was unclear who fired the bullet that killed him. Shammam said a coroners report showed that Gadhafi was killed by a bullet to the head and died in the ambulance on the way to a field hospital. Gadhafi was already injured from battle when he was found in the drainage pipe, Shammam said. It seems like the bullet was a stray and it could have come from the revolutionaries or the loyalists, Shammam said,

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million Americans aged 12 years and older who abused prescription drugs for nonmedical purposes within the previous month, up from 6.2 million in 2008. The Drug Enforcement Agency reports first-time drug users are just as likely to use pharmaceutical drugs as they are marijuana; every day on average 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time. The medication collection event also is a way to address environmental problems that arise when unwanted prescription drugs are flushed down the toilet or dumped at a landfill. Residue from the drugs can end up at wastewater treatment plants that cannot handle the chemicals. Or the chemicals can leach out into groundwater. Officials will incinerate the unwanted prescription drugs collected. Additional collection sites from 9-10:30 a.m. are at Rays Supermarkets on South Cable Road and Harding Highway. For more information contact the Health Partners of Western Ohio at 419-221-3072.

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Multiple law enforcement agencies joined forces to execute a drug related search warrant at 20799 Road 24T in Putnam County at 10:15 a.m. Thursday. This raid came as a result of an undercover investigation by the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force. Upon making entry into the residence, officers found a lone 26-year-old white male inside. The male was detained as officers searched the home. The search yielded the following items, which were seized. A small quantity of suspected Heroin. A small quantity of suspected pharmaceutical pills. Multiple items of suspected drug paraphernalia, including hypodermic syringes. A small quantity of suspected marijuana. An undisclosed amount of cash. Documents and electronic devices.

echoing an account given by Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril the night before. The problem is everyone around the event is giving his own story. Shammam said that the NTC was expecting a report from Financial Minister Ali Tarhouni who was sent as an envoy to Misrata on Thursday. The governing National Transitional Council said interim leader Mustafa Abdul-Jalil will formally declare liberation on Saturday in the eastern city of Benghazi, where the revolution against Gadhafis rule began in mid-February. The NTC has always said it will form a new interim government within a month of liberation and will hold elections within eight months.

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A Delphos woman was cited for improper lane change following a two-vehicle crash reported at 12:36 p.m. Thursday. Andra Binion, 48, of Lima, was traveling eastbound in the inside lane in the 100 block of East Fifth Street when a vehicle drive by Shirley Lucas, 74, of Delphos, also traveling eastbound attempted to switch from the outside lane to the inside lane, striking the Binion Tamara Tammy vehicle in the passenger side. Jack No one was injured. April 9, 1959-Oct. 18, 2011 Both vehicles sustained Tamara Tammy Jack, moderate damage. 52, of Gomer, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday from injuries suffered in an auto accident. She was born April 9, ST. RITAS 1959, to Walter and Shirley A boy was born Oct. 20 to Arnette. Her father survives Zane and Tiffany Slusher of in Delphos. Delphos. In September 1991, she A boy was born Oct. 20 to married Steve Jack, who surJason and Michelle Norway of vives in Gomer. Vaughnsville. Survivors also include son Sgt. John (Amber) Becket of Mountain Home, Idaho; sisters Michelle Renee Nagel of Byron, Ill., Tara (Roger) Kaverman of Elida and Tracy (Jeff) Krendl of Fort Jennings; stepson Sgt. Adam (Jesse) Jack of Hawaii; stepdaughter The Ohio State Highway Amanda Jack of Cridersville; Patrol has announced an OVI father- and mother-in-law Bob checkpoint will be held in and Joan Jack of Elida; sisterAllen County Saturday eve- in-law Laurie Jack of Dayton; and nine nieces and nephews. ning. She was also preceded The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is in death by brother-in-law planned to deter and intercept Richard Nagel; sister-in-law Sue Jack; nephew Christopher impaired drivers. Based on provisional data, Nagel; and uncle Bill there were 13,037 OVI-related Vandemark. Mrs. Jack retired in 2008 crashes in which 431 people were killed and 7,714 people as an account clerk supervisor injured last year in Ohio, Ray from the Allen Correctional Haas, commander of the Van Institute. She was a 1977 gradWert, said. State troopers uate of Jefferson High School, make on average 25,000 OVI where she was a member of arrests each year in an attempt the band, a cheerleader, played to combat these dangerous three sports and was involved drivers. OVI checkpoints are in class plays. She enjoyed designed to not only deter gardening and loved fishing impaired driving, but to proac- and riding motorcycles. She tively remove these dangerous also enjoyed volunteering at St. Peter Lutheran Church. drivers from our roadways. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Peter Lutheran Church, the Rev. Angela Khabeb officiating. Burial will take place in Resthaven Memory Gardens in Moulton. Friends may call from 4-8 The male was not arrested or immediately charged. He p.m. Sunday Harter and Schier was permitted to remain in Funeral Home. Memorial contributions the home at the conclusion of the warrant. Police state that may be made to St. Peter charges against the male are Lutheran Church or the likely to be forthcoming. At American Cancer Society. the time the male is officially charged and/or arrested his name will be released to the media. Corn: $6.65 The investigation began Wheat: $5.91 after multiple law enforcement Beans: $11.88 agencies received complaints about alleged drug activity occurring at this residence. The investigation crossed traditional jurisdictional lines, CLEVELAND (AP) which led to the multi agency These Ohio lotteries were search warrant. The agencies drawn Thursday: that executed the search warMega Millions rant are as follows: The West Estimated jackpot: $48 Central Ohio Crime Task million Force, the Putnam County Pick 3 Evening Sheriffs Office, the Multi 2-9-0 Area Narcotics Unit and an Pick 4 Evening SRT Team comprised of offi7-1-9-9 cers from the Putnam County Powerball Sheriffs Office, Ottawa Estimated jackpot: $148 Police Department and the million Pandora Police Department. Rolling Cash 5 02-12-18-22-29 Estimated jackpot: $130,000 Ten OH Evening 02-03-07-11-12-13-18-2123-28-35-40-41-42-58-62-6467-73-75

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Scholars of the Day

St. Johns Scholar of the Day is Tricia Wrasman. Congratulations Tricia! Jeffersons Scholar of the Day is Hayley Drerup. Congratulations Hayley!

Students can pick up their awards in their school offices.


High temperature Thursday in Delphos was 50 degrees, low was 43. Rainfall was recorded at .22. High a year ago today was 57, low was 40. Record high for today is 85, set in 1953. Record low is 18, set in 1952. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press TONIGHT: Mostly clear. Areas of frost after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 40. South winds 5 to 10 mph. SUNDAY: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. SUNDAY NIGHT: Becoming partly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s. MONDAY, MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Highs in the lower 60s. Lows in the lower 40s. TUESDAY: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

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Ohio GOP to split 2012

By JULIE CARR SMYTH The Associated Press COLUMBUS Presidential swing state Ohio is preparing to move to two 2012 primaries, in a one-of-akind configuration nationally that critics say will be costly and confusing. Presidential and U.S. House primaries would be held June 12, along with certain special elections, like school levies. The March primary would include state and local seats, and also the U.S. Senate race. The switch was approved Thursday by the Republicandominated Ohio Senate, and both the GOP-led House and Republican Gov. John Kasich need to approve it today in order to accommodate the deadline for printing military ballots, said Senate President Tom Niehaus. A House session is scheduled from 2 p.m. Catherine Turcer of Ohio Citizen Action said the fact all federal candidates wont be chosen on the same day will baffle people, and she questioned the estimated $15 million price tag. We have been talking a lot about how we are struggling as a country and were struggling as a state, that we need to be thoughtful about how we spend our money and it doesnt make sense to actually have two primaries,


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Putnam County Auditor Robert Benroth has announced the tentative property values have been completed for 2011 reval and are now available for public review. The review phase is the final step in the reval process before submitting the values to the Ohio Department of Taxation for approval. Property owners are welcome to discuss their propertys new estimated market value and inspect their property record card with the auditors office and appraisal company staff during the following hours: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31 and Nov. 3 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 1, 2 and 4 Call the Real Estate Department at 419-523-6686 with any questions.

she said. Peg Rosenfield, a veteran elections watcher with Ohios League of Women Voters chapter, said its just confusing. If a bunch of people who deal with this all the time find this confusing, how are regular voters going to find it? she said. State Sen. Keith Faber, a Republican who helped craft the proposal, said it is the best solution to election chaos thats gripped the state. Ballot challenges are under way by Democrats against two separate bills that affect state elections an overhaul of state elections laws, and the redrawn U.S. House map that takes effect next year. Faber said moving the two races tied directly to congressional boundaries President and Congress makes sense. It provides a longer window to work out a compromise over the disputed map, while retaining the calendar for local elections in which many candidates have already filed and begun campaigning, he said. It also leaves enough time to see whether Democrats are able to collect the needed signatures to qualify their map challenge for the 2012 ballot. Negotiations were also under way Thursday to try to settle the dispute legislatively perhaps by adding Democrat-friendly districts in Cincinnati, Toledo and Dayton. Niehaus said he was not privy to House conversation about a revised map, but he had scheduled tentative Saturday and Monday sessions in case they did something today that his chamber needed to respond to. Faber said grouping Senate with the other two federal races into one primary wasnt considered. I think moving anything else adds to voter uncertainty, he said. I was contacted by a number of voters organizations in my area, and (they) said, Look, were set. Everybodys geared up for a March primary and thats what people, the voters are expecting. Davidson College political scientist Josh Putnam, who writes a popular blog tracking states 2012 primaries, said no other state has a split primary quite like it. Its confusing to me. This is something Ive never heard of, he said. Now, is that a burden to voters? I dont know.

Ohio union fight could boost Dems in 2012

By ANN SANNER and SAM HANANEL Associated Press COLUMBUS A ballot battle over whether to keep Ohios tough new restrictions on public employee unions could give labor supporters and Democrats a lift going into the presidential election year. But some Democrats fear losing the Nov. 8 referendum could be another dispiriting setback that saps enthusiasm from the partys progressive base. Unions have hoped that a backlash against Republicanled efforts to curb the rights of organized labor in state legislatures around the country could translate into victories for pro-labor Democrats in 2012. Labor leaders expect to get a better sense of voters mindsets when Ohioans decide whether to toss out a law that bans public employee strikes and limits the collective bargaining rights of more than 350,000 teachers, firefighters, police officers, state employees and others. The law signed in late March by Republican Gov. John Kasich allows unions to negotiate on wages, but not on pension or health care benefits. In response to a similar crackdown on public employees collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin done as a budget-cutting measure Wisconsin Democrats and labor leaders launched a recall campaign to win control of the state Senate from Republicans. They fell short in Republican-majority state Senate district races, but are more confident of the statewide referendum in Ohio. We will, I believe, win that citizens veto, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said of the Ohio vote in a recent speech at the Brookings Institution in Washington. The AFL-CIO alone poured more than $5.5 million into the Wisconsin effort and similar expenditures are planned for Ohio. Insiders are predicting the ballot battle could cost more than the $33 million spent in last years race for Ohio governor. Unlike the law in Wisconsin, Ohios measure curbing union rights includes police and firefighters, who tend to be more popular with independent and conservative voters. Ohios firefighters have been featured prominently in television ads supporting the referendum. The nations largest firefighters union, the International Association of Fire Fighters, has spent about $1 million so far in Ohio. If we were to win, I think it would be a major encouragement that will be hugely beneficial, not only to Democrats running for the state House and state Senate, but I think it would be a huge benefit to Senator (Sherrod) Brown and to President Obama, former Gov. Ted Strickland told The Associated Press. But Strickland also warned that a loss on the referendum would be a major blow to the Democratic Party going forward. The repeal effort is popular now in Ohio. A Quinnipiac University poll last month showed 51 percent of Ohio

Students in M.J. Horstmans first-grade class at Ottoville Elementary include, front from left, Dana Trenkamp, Trey Landwehr, Dylan Barnhart, Makenna Brokamp, Eryn Kemper, Skylar Turnwald and Allison Runya; row two, Noah Sellers, Alex Suever, Jack Vetter, Rebecca Turnwald, Brittney Becker and Avery Wenzlick; and back, Wyatt Schnipke, Hannah Wenzlick, Audrey Niemeyer, Austin Landin, Carson Kuhlman, Jacob Ricker and Horstman.

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voters would repeal the law, and another 38 percent support the overhaul. But most observers expect those numbers to tighten as the conservative group Building a Better Ohio, which backs the law, ramps up spending on television ads. The bills supporters received a boost this weekend when the editorial board of The Plain Dealer, a Cleveland newspaper based in the traditionally Democratic stronghold of Cuyahoga County, endorsed a yes vote to keep the law. Democrats and unions hope to tap into the 1.3 million Ohioans who signed petitions to get the referendum on November ballots. And they see Ohio as a chance to rehearse their get-out-thevote efforts for next years presidential campaign.


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Silence is sometimes the severest criticism. Charles Buxton, English writer (1823-1871)

For Obama, Gadhafi death is a vindication

By BEN FELLER AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON President Barack Obamas doctrine of dealing with American enemies just got another test and, for him, another vindication. The death of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi reinforces Obamas style of dealing with enemies without immersing the United States in war. Even skeptics offered grudging support. For Obama, the outcome allowed him to stand victorious in the Rose Garden on Thursday, taking note also of the death this year of prominent al-Qaida leaders at the hands of the United States. His message: The United States showed it can help rally an international campaign to protect Libyans and rid the world of a killer without a single U.S. troop dying. His vice president, Joe Biden, went further. This is more of the prescription for how to deal with the world as we go forward than it has been in the past, Biden said in New Hampshire, as the administration sought again to distance itself from an era of politics once dominated by the Iraq war. For Obama, the larger story is of an administration with deepening credibility on how to handle bad actors or international tinderboxes without immersing the United States in war. It is not expected to impact his re-election chances; 2012 will be the economy election. But it burnishes his standing on how to protect the country and work with the rest of the world. As Obama likes to remind Americans, he is the president who hastened the end of the war in Iraq, and he is now winding down the one in Afghanistan after expanding it greatly. And in a span of months, the country has seen the demise of infamous men who either had killed Americans or haunted the United States by targeting it for terror attacks. Obama ordered a daring special forces raid in Pakistan in May that led to the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, the architect of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. Last month, a U.S. drone strike in the mountains of Yemen killed Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen and prominent al-Qaida figure who was deemed as having an operational role in plots against the U.S. The plots included two nearly catastrophic attacks on U.S.-bound planes an airliner on Christmas 2009 and cargo planes last year. And then came the confirmed reports Thursday that Gadhafi was dead. There were conflicting accounts on how he died, but little doubt he suffered a grisly end. Libyans celebrated and Obama spoke of a victorious revolution for those who had

One Year Ago The Delphos Kiwanis Club partnered with Mustard Seeds from Trinity United Methodist Church in forming a Kiwanis WASHINGTON (AP) K-Kids for sixth. K-Kids are the largest service organization The extreme funk that settled for elementary school students with more than 20,000 mem- over the country during the bers worldwide. summer has eased slightly, but Americans remain gloomy 25 Years Ago 1986 about the economy and more Students at Landeck Elementary School will present than half say President Barack the musical Noahs Ark at the annual Parent Teacher Obama does not inspire confiOrganization meeting on Oct. 23. Agenda for the evening dence about a recovery. includes the PTO business, a report by Superintendent Bruce A sizable majority more Sommers on school finances and the play by fourth, fifth and than 7 in 10 believe the sixth graders. country is headed in the wrong Sister Mary Elayne Bockey, superior of the Notre Dame direction and, in a new high, 43 Academy sisters, Toledo, left this weekend for Rome to take percent describe the nations her place on the six-member General Council of the Sisters of economy as very poor, Notre Dame, which administers the 3,400-member order. The according to a new Associated former Ruth Ann Bockey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Press-GfK poll. Among those Bockey of Delphos, Sister Mary Elayne was elected during the surveyed, less than 40 percent orders chapter meeting Oct. 10-11. say Obamas proposed rem Fort Jennings will play Antwerp Oct. 25 in the Class A edies for high unemployment girls volleyball district tournament. The Musketeers reached would increase jobs signifithe district tournament by defeating Leipsic 15-3 and 15-5 and cantly. Pandora-Gilboa 15-9 and 15-11 in the sectional tournament. The pessimism is not a good sign for the nations recovery 50 Years Ago 1961 hopes and presents a more One senior and seven juniors were inducted Thursday urgent challenge for Obama as into the Delphos chapter of the National Honor Society in he mounts his re-election bid. an impressive candlelight ceremony in the auditorium of About 4 in 10 think unemDelphos Jefferson High School. Gordon Peltier, senior, and ployment will rise in the comDiana Brinkman, Bill Doyle, Karen Fosnaught, Christine ing year; just 23 percent expect Heidenreich, Jack Koch, Jack Rozelle and Janis Thompson, it to decrease. And few expect juniors, all became honor society members. the government to be able to Herbert Weber, a 1961 graduate of Ottoville, entered help. Only 41 percent say the Pontifical College Josephinum, Worthington, where his broth- government can do much to er, Leonard, was a student. Herbert and Leonard are sons create jobs, and less than 40 of Mr. and Mrs. Frank X. Weber. Another member of the percent say the main elements Ottoville 1961 class, Grace Ann Schmersal, has entered St. of Obamas jobs proposal Anns convent at Melbourne, Ky. would increase employment The Open Range Shooting Club, located one-half mile significantly. east of Delphos on Lehman Road, is now open to the public Whats more, expectations for trap shooting and small bore rifle shoots. There are also for the coming year have not scheduled rifle shoots every Thursday night. In the first one improved, with 41 percent held, Fred Feathers was first and Barry Druckemiller second believing the economy will in the off-hand shoot; Fred Fathers was first and Paul Feathers remain the same, 27 percent second in the bench rest contest, and Fred Feathers and Paul saying it will get worse and 30 Feathers were also first and second respectively in the semi- percent saying it will improve. rest contest. In a glimmer of a bright spot, less than a quarter of 75 Years Ago 1936 those surveyed say they think The Hinde and Dauuch Paper Mill will start operations the economy worsened in the Thursday morning according to an announcement made today past month, compared with by Blaine Metcalfe, superintendent. The plant has been closed nearly half who felt that way in for a period of 14 weeks. During the forced shut-down a August. And Obama could find number of improvements have been made at the local plant. A some solace in the polls findnew roof has been constructed on part of the plant and a new ing that 44 percent place heavy dam has been constructed in the canal to take care of the water blame for the economys state needs of the plant. on President George W. Bush, The Jefferson Band Mothers will hold their first regu- while 27 percent put the blame lar meeting at the Jefferson School music room on Monday on him. night. Mrs. H. Buchholtz, president of the organization, stated Still, the publics mood is that business of special importance will be discussed. The decidedly downbeat, creating organization is made up of mothers who have children in the yet another obstacle to ecoJefferson band or any other mothers who are interested in the nomic growth, which relies in activities of the band. part on public optimism to spur Sixteen junior and senior boys have been selected by demand. Coach Frank Kurth for the Jefferson varsity basketball tryout. Despite the high number of Those selected are Jack Adams, Don May, Ronald Ridenour, people who believe the country Richard Newton, Omar Erickson, James Deffenbaugh, Neil is headed in the wrong direction, Leininger, David Morgan, Clark Thompson, Gilbert Peltier, Obama himself gets some benJohn Warren, Robert Osmun, Richard Redd, Don Seymour, efit of the doubt. His approval Cleo Fuller and Richard Heck. ratings are holding steady, with 46 percent approving of his job as president and 52 percent disapproving. Obamas standing with the public is weakest on the economy and in his efforts to tackle unemployment, with about 6 in 10 disapproving of his handling of both. Obamas standing still vastly exceeds that of Congress. In a slight improvement, Congress approval ratings rose from its August low of 12 percent to 16 percent. Still, 82 percent disapprove of Congress, including 56 percent who say they strongly disapprove. Even as the public expresses disappointment in Obama and disapproval of Congress, only 41 percent of respondents say the government can do quite a bit or a great deal to create jobs. Three out of 10 believe governments impact on jobs is moderate and 29 percent say it can help create little or no jobs at all. Similarly, a majority of the public does not hold much hope for the job creation prospects of either Obamas $447 billion jobs proposal or for measures proposed by congressional Republicans.


Poll: Americans gloomy about economy, govt

Senate rejects slimmed-down jobs bill

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON Despite a campaign-style push this week by President Barack Obama, the Senate on Thursday scuttled pared-back jobs legislation aimed at helping state and local governments avoid layoffs of teachers and firefighters. Obamas three-day bus tour through North Carolina and Virginia states crucial to his re-election race next year didnt change any minds among Senate Republicans, who filibustered Obamas latest jobs measure to death just as they killed his broader $447 billion jobs plan last week. The 50-50 vote came in relation to a motion to simply take up the bill and fell well short of the 60 needed to break a filibuster. Democrats Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Independent Joe Lieberman of Connecticut broke with Obama on the vote. Two Democrats who voted with the president, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana, however, said they couldnt support the underlying Obama plan unless its changed. Thursdays $35 billion measure combined $30 billion for state and local governments to hire teachers and other school workers with $5 billion to help By NANCY BENAC Associated Press pay the salaries of police officers, firefighters and other first responders. The White House says the measure would support almost 400,000 education jobs for one year. Republicans call that a temporary sugar high for the economy. Obama and his Democratic allies are acting like theyve found a winning issue in repeatedly pressing popular ideas such as infrastructure spending and boosting hiring of police officers and firefighters. The sluggish economy and lower tax revenues have caused many teachers jobs to be cut over the past several years. For the second time in two weeks, every single Republican in the United States Senate has chosen to obstruct a bill that would create jobs and get our economy going again, Obama said in a statement after the vote. Every American deserves an explanation as to why Republicans refuse to step up to the plate and do whats necessary to create jobs and grow the economy right now. We cannot afford to be bailing out local governments, and we cant afford stimulus 2.0, countered Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. After the failure of the jobs measure last week, Democrats vowed to try to resurrect it on a piece by piece basis, even though the strategy doesnt

suffered under Gadhafis rule. The dark shadow of tyranny has been lifted, Obama said. He spoke of Gadhafi as a man who beat and killed his people and who for decades robbed a nation of its potential. What the president didnt note was the criticism he faced from some members of Congress earlier in the campaign, long before rebels got their foothold in overthrowing Gadhafi. Obama had gotten heat on various fronts acting too slowly in the first place, acting without sufficient consent from Congress, acting in a way that left the United States vulnerable to endless trouble. One top Republican, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, said Thursday that replacing Gadhafi with a representative democracy in Libya will be worth its weight in gold in terms of our national security. He added that fellow Republicans who wanted the War Powers Act invoked would not have asked for it if President Obama wasnt the president. GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, asked in Iowa whether Obama deserved credit for killing Gadhafi, answered, Yes, absolutely. Obamas opponent in the 2008 election, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, told CNN that the Obama administration should be credited but could have accelerated Gadhafis fall by acting earlier and more expansively.

GOP speed daters ready to go steady with Romney?

WASHINGTON Michele Bachmanns moment came and went. Chris Christie was a no-show. Rick Perry faded. Now folks are waiting for the Herman Cain boomlet to go bust. Could it be that Republican voters are done speed-dating and ready to go steady with Mitt Romney? Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and other what-aboutme candidates are hoping that the meh-about-Mitt crowd may still be ready to check out someone else. Its been that kind of year, after all, with first one candidate and then another capturing the partys attention for a time. Remember when Bachmann surged to victory in the Iowa straw poll? When Christies big tease that he might join the race captivated the party? When Perry still pulsed with Texas swagger? Why not check out me next? the long-shot candidates reason. After all, Santorum has been looking tough lately, Gingrich has turned in some thoughtful debate performances, Ron Pauls got a new ad blitz, and Jon Huntsmans pushing hard in New Hampshire. And Romney, even with a big bump in his favorability ratings of late, still hasnt been able to generate much enthusiasm among GOP voters. Republican strategist Mark McKinnon thinks GOP voters will keep on looking right up until prom night. They like shopping around and the alternatives to Romney in theory, but when it gets to be more than just about lunch, the voters so far have been disappointed and let down, McKinnon says. The idea that Republicans may still be willing to look around is what motivates Santorum, Huntsman and other candidates who are polling in the single digits to head out the door each morning to yet another town hall, Rotary club or fundraiser. Theyre vigorously challenging the top-tier candidates, sniping at President Barack Obama and keeping the debate stages crowded. I dont need a poll to tell us that were moving up, Huntsman enthuses in New Hampshire.

seem to have any better chance of success. But Democrats are trying to win a political advantage through repeated votes. Theyre also pressing for passage of a poll-tested financing mechanism a surcharge on income exceeding $1 million. An AP-GfK poll taken Oct. 13-17 found 62 percent of respondents favoring the surcharge as a way to pay for jobs initiatives. Just 26 percent opposed the idea. Protecting millionaires and defeating President Obama are more important to my Republican colleagues than creating jobs and getting our economy back on track, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said. Republicans say the president is more interested in picking political fights with them than seeking compromise. Still, they dont seem to be afraid of a politically weakened Obama. Not a single Republican backed the president in last weeks vote The fact is were not going to get this economy going again by growing the government. Its the private sector thats ultimately going to drive this recovery, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said. Look, if big government were the key to economic growth, then countries like Greece would be booming right now.

Moderately confused

Gingrich, whos kept his focus trained on what he considers Obamas shortcomings, has a new ad offering himself as the right candidate at just the right time. Paul is plowing $2 million into early primary state ads that dismiss his GOP rivals as big spenders beholden to Wall Street. Santorum, whose tough talk has made him stand out in recent debates, is questioning Cains credentials as a true conservative. And Perry, hoping to regain his stride, has been particularly aggressive in going after Romney in recent debates. But Cain, whose popularity surged in recent weeks, isnt ready to cede the spotlight even if hes been widely dismissed as just the latest flavor of the month. Cains comeback: HaagenDazs black walnut tastes good all the time. Huntsman, a former Utah governor, and Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, are the only two GOP candidates who remain unknown to large numbers of Republicans, and that means theyve got the widest opening to change opinions.

Friday, October 21, 2011

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Make a visit to the pet dentist

Whenever I meet new peo- (redness and swelling of the ple, my eyes are immediately gums) and destruction of the drawn to their teeth. Come attachment of the gum to the on, we all have our particular tooth roots. Eventually, the bone that traits that we notice about others the hair, the eyes, the holds the tooth roots in place is eroded, and this is known fingernails. Need I go on? I obtained my dental as periodontal disease. awareness honestly, as my Unfortunately, I see many father, uncle and sister are patients whose periodontal all dentists. They get to see disease is so advanced that a broad spectrum of human several teeth have already fallen out. patients, from Broken teeth those who take are also a comimmaculate mon finding care of their on physical pearly whites, examination to those who and often ownlikely never ers are unaware. brush their Although pets teeth. feel just as much One of the pain as we do, many hats I Dr. Sara Smith when a tooth is wear as a vetbroken and the erinarian is to be a pet dentist, and I see the pulp (bundle of nerves and same variety of patients as vessels) is exposed, they may well; however, the patients I not have the same reactions see rely on you, the owners we would. Dogs, and even to care for their teeth on a more so cats, are very good at hiding their pain by nature. daily basis. When is it time for Fido Subtle signs, like dropping a or Fluffy to make a visit to few kibbles, chewing on one the pet dentist? Your vet- side more than the other or erinarian can help you decide gradual weight loss may be if your pet needs more than the only signs of dental pain. toothbrushing while examin- Broken teeth with pulp expoing him at his annual visit, sure should be extracted or so it is important that your have a root canal performed pet have routine veterinary at a veterinary dental specialcare. We assess the amount of ist to prevent an abscessed tartar buildup as well as gum tooth. Anything that could break health, checking for broken teeth and checking for tumors human teeth can break an in the mouth. If you notice a animals teeth, so tough rubfoul odor coming from your ber or synthetic nylon bones pets mouth, dental disease is are recommended instead of real bones, rawhides or hard most likely the cause. Plaque forms on teeth plastic. Cats have their own daily, as bacteria in the mouth feed on food particles and unique dental diseases and produce a film. This plaque as I mentioned, are even betcan be brushed away, but ter at hiding their discomfort. once it mineralizes (hardens) They can develop resorptive it is called tartar the yel- lesions in which the body lowish brown substance that begins to erode a tooth away, cannot be brushed off the starting from the root upward. enamel. Tartar builds up over There is no cure and it is just time, creating a haven for as painful as it sounds. Any bacteria to colonize under the tooth with a suspected resorpgumline, causing gingivitis tive lesion should be extract-


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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 municiVan Wert Cinemas pal building. 10709 Lincoln Hwy. Van Wert Marion Township Trustees Three Musketeers (PG-13) Fri.: meet at the township house. 4:30/6:45/9:00; Sat.: 2:00/4:15/6:30/8:45; 7:30 p.m. Delphos Eagles Aerie 471 meets at the Sun.: 2:00/4:30/7:00; Mon.-Thurs.: 4:30/7:00 Paranormal Activity 3 (R) Fri.: Eagles Lodge. 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 TUESDAY Dolphin Tale (PG) Fri.: 4:30/6:45; Sat.: 11:30 a.m. Mealsite 2:00/4:15/6:30; Sun.: 2:00/4:30/7:00; Delphos Senior Citizen Thurs.: 4:30/7:00 Center, 301 Suthoff Street. Dream House (PG-13) Fri.-Sat.: 9:00 6 p.m. Weight Watchers Real Steel (PG-13) Fri.: 4:30/6:45/9:00; Sat.: meets at Trinity United 2:00/4:15/6:30/8:45; Sun.: 2:00/4:30/7:00; Methodist Church, 211 E. Mon.-Thurs.: 4:30/7:00 Third St. Footloose (PG-13) Fri.: 4:30/6:45/9:00; Sat.: 7 p.m. Delphos Area Simply Quilters meets at the 2:00/4:15/6:30/8:45; Sun.: 2:00/4:30/7:00; Delphos Area Chamber of Mon.-Thurs.: 4:30/7:00 Commerce, 306 N. Main St. American Mall Stadium 12 7:30 p.m. Alcoholics 2830 W. Elm St., Lima Anonymous, First Saturday and Sunday Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Johnny English Reborn (PG) Second St. 2:05/4:50/7:25/9:45 8:30 p.m. Elida vilParanormal Activity 3 (R) 10:00/10:20 lage council meets at the town The Three Musketeers 3D (PG-13) hall. 1:50/7:10 The Big Year (PG) 2:15/4:55/7:30 WEDNESDAY Footloose (PG-13) 1:45/4:30/7:20/10:00 9 a.m. - noon Putnam The Thing (R) 2:00/4:40/7:05/9:30 County Museum is open, 202 The Ides of March (R) E. Main St. Kalida. 1:55/4:25/7:40/10:10 11:30 a.m. Mealsite Real Steel (PG-13) 1:25/4:10/7:00/9:50 at Delphos Senior Citizen 50/50 (R) 10:15 Center, 301 Suthoff Street. Courageous (PG-13) 1:30/4:20/7:45 11:45 a.m. Rotary Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 6 p.m. Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. Johns Chapel. 7 p.m. Bingo at St. Johns Little Theatre. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. The Delphos Canal Commission Annex Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 7:30 p.m. American Legion Post 268, 415 N. State St. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. Delphos Optimist Club, A&W DriveIn, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-4 p.m. Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.

ed. Stomatitis is another painful condition in which the gingiva (gum tissue) becomes inflamed, sometimes throughout the entire mouth. This is an immunemediated disease and often removing the teeth in the affected area will stop the immune response. Sadly, in some cases there is no choice but to remove all teeth in the mouth. Pain free, these cats can go on to eat normally and live happy lives. If these problems are detected on a physical exam, your veterinarian will likely recommend a dental cleaning under general anesthesia to assess the mouth. A dental cleaning is a very routine procedure and anesthetic risk is very minimal for a healthy patient. An ultrasonic scaler is used to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth. Then the enamel is polished to smooth its surface and finally, fluoride treatment is applied to the enamel. Pain control, including local anesthetic in the mouth (similar to Novacaine injections) is used as necessary if teeth need to be extracted. A dental cleaning is good for the overall health of a pet, as it removes a large source of bacteria from the body, that would otherwise be circulating in the bloodstream and affecting the kidneys, liver and heart. What can you do at home for the dental health of your pet? Yes, I mentioned toothbrushing above, and this can be done with a pet toothpaste and a soft bristled toothbrush, fingerbrush or piece of gauze on the end of a finger. Ask your veterinarian for advice if your pet wont let you brush. A healthy smile is just as important for your pet as it is for you! Dr. Sara Smith is a 2008 graduate of the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine and is an associate at Delphos Animal Hospital.

Web conference helps caregivers create plan for aging parents

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, the nonprofit National Private Duty Association (NPDA) has announced that it will host a consumer education web conference entitled Creating a Care Plan for Your Parents at 8 p.m. on Nov. 3. The live and interactive program will provide advice on how family caregivers can work with care professionals to develop an effective plan of care for a loved one. Caregivers will learn how to identify key issues and problems, locate needed experts, and outline expected outcomes to ensure that a parent is cared for in the best manner possible. The event is free of charge to participants. The web conference topics include setting up a successful plan, the plan components, implementation of care, managing expectations, care evaluation and warning

signs. Empowering family caregivers through the use of an effective care plan aids both adult children and their parents, said Sheila McMackin, president of NPDA. A wellplanned and monitored plan helps an aging parent to thrive, while remaining comfortable at home. The events expert presenter is Bert Copple, general manager of the Home Instead Senior Care franchise located in Birmingham, Mich. This franchise has been named a Top 40 Workplace by the Detroit Free Press in 2010 and 2011. In addition, his office was ranked as the number one Home Instead Senior Care franchise in North America for caregiver and client satisfaction in March 2011. Pre-registration for the event is required. Sign up by visiting the registration link at www.privatedutyhomecare. org.

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Courtesy of Celina Daily Standard SCORING Player Team TD 2-pt. XP FG Total D.J. Manning SM 19 7 6 0 134; Jake Heitkamp ML 15 0 0 0 90; Mitchell Campbell VE 11 3 0 0 72; Braelen Bader CE 8 0 21 0 69; Lee Pierron ML 7 0 27 0 69; Jordan Bergfeld SJ 11 0 0 0 66; Jason Pottkotter FR 10 1 0 0 62; Cole Fergason AN 10 0 0 0 60; Troy Kauffman MI 9 0 0 0 54; Kenny Wenning FR/Zach Hembree CE 8 1 0 0 50; Aaron Vagedes FR 5 1 17 0 49; Dustin Nofziger AN 8 0 0 0 48; Caleb Siefring CW 8 0 0 0 48; Riley Bransteter PA 7 1 3 0 47; Devon Poeppelman MI 4 0 19 1 46; Derek Gaerke FR 7 0 0 0 42; Ethan Bruns VE/Nick Campbell VE/Korey Schultz MI/Aaron McNeilan 6 0 0 0 36. RUSHING Player Team Car. Yds. Ave. TD D.J. Manning SM 241 1,667 6.9 19; Jake Heitkamp ML 164 973 5.9 14; Cole Fergason AN 145 894 6.2 10; Kenny Wenning FR 118 586 5.0 7; Zach Hembree CE 143 577 4.0 4; Troy Kauffman MI 92 531 5.8 8; Korey Schultz MI 70 484 6.9 5; Riley Bransteter PA 135 478 3.5 4; Jason Pottkotter FR 110 449 4.1 10; Gage Beasecker AN 62 440 7.1 2; Elliott Westerbeck NB 142 432 3.0 4; Austin Bruns CW 113 418 3.7 2; Tyler Jettinghoff SJ 67 399 6.0 4; Jordan Bergfeld SJ 80 390 4.9 11; Nick Campbell (VE) 115 372 3.2 6. RECEIVING Player Rec. Yds. Ave. TD Mitchell Campbell VE 41 735 17.9 11; Aaron Vagedes FR 40 627 15.7 5; Derek Gaerke FR 47 614 13.1 6; Derek Luth PA 51 569 11.2 5; Braelen Bader CE 53 565 10.7 7; Ben Chaney NB 37 528 14.3 3; Craig Welker CE 42 515 12.3 4; Ethan Bruns VE 32 511 16.0 6; Caleb Rodriguez PA 59 500 8.8 3; Derek Waterman CE 51 478 9.4 4; Chandon Williams AN 27 458 17.0 5; Lee Pierron ML 27 456 16.9 6; Tanner Calvelage SJ 24 397 16.5 2; Daniel Gusching MI 37 382 10.3 4; Caleb Siefring CW 25 367 14.7 8; Kent Stammen SH 20 354 17.7 2; Aaron McNeilan VE 24 344 14.3 6; Matt Osterholt SH 33 334 10.1 4; Alex Post SH 21 315 15.0 2; Damian Richard VE 20 305 15.3 1. QUARTERBACK EFFICIENCY RATING Player Team Comps. Atts. Pct. Yds. TD/Int. Efficiency* Austin Dennison PA 30 37 81.1 327 5/2 189.10; Nick Campbell VE 133 224 59.4 2,116 27/10 169.57; Jay Meyer AN 68 119 57.1 1,017 9/2 150.53; Adam Bertke ML 59 107 55.1 898 10/5 147.13; Kyle Stahl SH 92 145 59.0 1,200 10/5 138.33; Braden Billger CE 224 347 64.6 2,262 22/14 132.16; Austin Bruns CW 105 200 52.5 1,376 15/8 127.04; Jason Pottkotter FR 105 200 52.5 1,478 12/13 121.38; Riley Bransteter PA 150 266 56.4 1,534 11/9 111.71; Adam Niemeyer MI 89 166 53.6 920 9/9 107.22; Mark Boggs 38 79 48.1 538 3/7 100.11. * - Efficiency formula is [{(8.4 x yards) + (330 x touchdowns) - (200 x interceptions) + (100 x completions)}/attempts]. TACKLES Player Team Number Zach Dickman CW 84; Brett Schwinnen SJ 81; Jordan Chapin CW/Kenny Wenning FR 76; Caleb Maurer AN 75; Justin Rutshilling ML/Austin Dennison PA 74; Kyle Neumeier SJ/ Austin Luth PA 71; Jordan Klosterman CW 69; Trevor Homan ML 68; Dakota Hicks PA 60; Mike Rutschilling VE 59; Cody Looser SJ/Mitch Fowler SM 58; Isaac Dippold 57; Mitch Kremer ML 56; Justin Heitkamp NB/Steven Paulus SM/John Rollins PA 55; Mason Evers FR/Kyle Mescher ML/Elliott Westerbeck NB 53; Tyler Jettinghoff SJ/Logan Looser SJ 50. Player Team Number Mark Brunet CW 8; Maverick Long AN 7; Elijah Brinkman SJ/Mitch Campbell VE/Jordan Klosterman CW 6; Joel Dapore VE/Troy Williams NB 5; Justin Heitkamp NB 4.5; Nick Reier AN/ Jake Homan ML/Rob Wente MI/Justin Rutschilling ML 4; Alex Speelman NB 3.5. INTERCEPTIONS Player Name Number Tanner Calvelage SJ/Derek Gaerke FR 5; Ethan Bruns CW/Caleb Siefring CW/Aaron Vagedes FR 4; Ryan Densel SJ/ Jay Eilerman MI/Josh Huber CW/Tre Sherman SM 3. FUMBLE RECOVERIES Player Team Number Skylar McCarter CE 4; Clay Bornhorst MI/Jordan Chapin CW/Trevor Homan ML 3. PUNTING Player Team Atts. Ave. Kyle Bergman CW 28 41.4; D.J. Manning SM 20 37.0; Maverick Long AN 22 36.8; Chad Winner VE 36.7; Tanner Calvelage SJ 33 35.6; Alex Post SH 13 35.5; Braden Billger CE 27 34.9; Dustin Rethman ML 12 34.6; Jonathon Fent PA 23 34.1; Aaron Vagedes FR 21 33.9; Devon Poeppelman MI 22 33.6. ---2011 WBL FOOTBALL STATS Week #8 INDIVIDUAL OFFENSE Rushing
Name - School - Atts. - Yds - Ave./Game - Ave./Carry - TD

109 110 570 534 71.3 66.8 5.2 4.9 6 6 323 347 225 148 70 111 101 89 54 28 68.1% 64.6% 65.8% 53.4% 52.9% 46.8% 41.6% 50.6% 37.0% 53.6% 3016 2262 2135 1218 730 700 539 527 307 188 38 22 22 9 7 4 5 7 4 1 8 14 6 10 1 3 4 5 4 1 180.4 132.2 172.4 129.1 170.6 106.3 94.8 115.0 94.4 114.6 13.2 20.1 10.7 16.8 12.3 13.2 9.4 16.8 15.0 8.3 10 12 7 6 4 5 4 10 3 4

Bowman signs at UNOH

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Passing Efficiency
Name - School - Comp. - Atts. - Pct - Yards - TD - Int. - Rating

Maty Mauk K 220 Braden Billger C 224 Reggie McAdamsE 148 Joe Keween D 79 Kyle Gibson W 37 Brad Davis B 52 Seth Rosenbauer SH 42 Caleb Siefker OG 45 TJ Powell SM 20 Grant Sherman K 15 Receiving

Name - School - No. - Yards - Ave - TD Justin Sawmiller K 88 1164 Austin Etzler E 48 965 Braelen Bader C 53 565 Kieran Fetter K 33 555 Craig Welker C 42 515 Brandon Stinson E 38 501 Derek Waterman C 51 478 Matt Bahr K 27 454 Jeremy Newby E 27 404 Zach Wolowicz K 48 396 Total Maty Mauk Reggie McAdams Braden Billger DJ Manning Aaron Smith Connor Pickens Joe Keween Tristan Parker Kyle Gibson Nick Lopez

Name - School - Rushing Yards - Passing Yards - Total Yards - Ave.


936 281 0 1667 1534 1359 0 1175 393 949

3016 2135 2262 0 0 0 1218 32 730 0

3952 2416 2262 1667 1534 1359 1218 1207 1123 949

494.0 302.0 282.8 208.4 191.8 169.9 152.3 150.9 140.4 118.6

Bowman signs: Elida senior Trey Bowman, seated center, signs a national letterof-intent as the first recruit for the new mens soccer program at the University of Northwestern Ohio Thursday evening. Seated with him are his parents, Debbie and James Bowman. Standing is UNOH head coach Gavin Oldham and Elida head man Tom Thomas. By MALLORY KEMPER The Delphos Herald ELIDA The University of Northwestern Ohio released the signing of Elida senior Trey Bowman Thursday for the first player in the Bulldogs boys soccer program history signing with a college. Bowman is also the first player on the roster for the new soccer program at UNOH. Bowman stated that his reason he decided to commit at UNOH soccer program was because it was close to home and the opportunity that the head coach of UNOH soccer, Gavin Oldham, presented to him excited him. What coach Gavin told me about next year and how he is going to start the program up really excited me and made me want to come play for him, Bowman said. Bowman has scored 28 goals and added 14 assists in his career (with the remainder of the tournament still to go), scoring 24 goals and totaling 14 assists during his junior and senior years. Bowman is a 3-year varsity starter in 49 matches and took 187 career shots on-goal. Trey has been an amazing player all four years of his career and its exciting that his past coaches will be able to go watch him compete at the collegiate level, Elida coach Tom Thomas said. We are excited to see him play and progress in the next step of his soccer career. So far during Bowmans senior year, he has scored 10 goals and added five assists for Elida. He was named firstteam All-Western Buckeye League, offensive MVP at Elida and the team captain. Bowmans junior year of soccer, he was named secondteam All-District, second-

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Scoring Name - School - TD - 2-pt. - PAT - FG - Total DJ Manning SM 19 7 6 Connor Pickens W 19 0 0 Sam Altenbach SH 15 3 0 Nick Lopez D 15 2 0 Aaron Smith B 15 1 0 Maty Mauk K 12 8 0 Justin Sawmiller K 10 11 0 Austin Etzler E 12 1 0 Braelen Bader C 8 0 21 Team Scoring School Points Ave. Kenton 364 45.5 Wapak 313 39.1 Elida 268 33.5 Bath 262 32.8 Ott.-Glan. 232 29.0 Shawnee 201 25.1 Celina 191 23.9 St. Marys 188 23.5 Defiance 185 23.1 Van Wert 77 9.6 ---DEFENSE Tackles Name School No. Gabe King K 132 Quentin Poling E 112 Brice Fackler K 103 Trey Runeals SH 103 Keaton Sullivan B 101 Sean Kelly K 94 Christian Miller-Goecke K 80 Nick Wolford VW 79 Justin Kahle D 74 Anthony Sumpter E 73 Interceptions Name School No. Return Yards Sean Kelly K 6 92 Trey Gulliam D 4 103 Josh Buckland OG 3 13 Keenan Newland SH 3 50 Tre Sherman SM 3 46 Team Scoring School Points Ave. Wapak 100 12.5 Elida 157 19.6 Ott.-Glan. 162 20.3 Kenton 167 20.9 Shawnee 178 22.3 Bath 201 25.1 Defiance 212 26.5 St. Marys 246 30.8 Celina 268 33.5 Van Wert 348 43.5

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134 114 96 94 92 88 82 74 69

team All-WBL and offensive MVP at Elida. During his sophomore year, he was also exceptional, earning honorable-mention All-WBL. It feels good to get it out of the way but I wasnt too worked up about it, Bowman added. I knew the day was coming to sign and it feels pretty awesome to further my career at UNOH. Oldham stated that he was happy with signing his first player on the soccer team and that Bowman will be a great team player during his career. I think its exciting how this turned out because a local kid is the first player to sign with us, Oldham added. Its good for the community as well seeing a local kid coming up through high school and then getting the chance to compete at the collegiate level. I am really excited for Bowman to become part of the team and see him progress.

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DJ Manning Aaron Smith Connor Pickens Tristan Parker Nick Lopez Maty Mauk Sam Altenbach Zach Hembree


241 226 188 166 205 124 112 143

1,667 1,534 1,359 1,175 949 936 870 577

208.4 191.8 169.9 146.9 118.6 117.0 108.8 72.1

6.9 6.8 7.2 7.1 4.6 7.5 7.8 4.0

19 15 20 7 12 12 13 4

Rangers rally in 9th, beat Cards to even Series

By BEN WALKER The Associated Press ST. LOUIS Down to their last three outs and facing another serious World Series deficit, the Texas Rangers did some rallying of their own. Lost at the plate, Josh Hamilton and the Texas hitters suddenly found their strokes. They scraped together two runs in the ninth inning against the vaunted St. Louis Cardinals bullpen and escaped with a 2-1 win Thursday night that evened the Series at 1-all. Ian Kinsler opened the ninth with a bloop single against closer Jason Motte. Next up was Elvis Andrus, whose tremendous play at shortstop kept the game scoreless much earlier. Kinsler, though, wasnt about to wait he stole second, sliding in just ahead of Yadier Molinas excellent throw. Andrus followed with a single to center, sending Kinsler to third. And when the throw from centerfielder Jon Jay eluded first baseman Albert Pujols and went to Molina, Andrus scampered to second. More than an hour after the game, the three official scorers gave Pujols an error. Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, whos been making all the right moves this October, brought in lefty Arthur Rhodes to face Hamilton. But the slumping slugger, slowed throughout the postseason by a groin injury, hit a solid fly ball that scored Kinsler and moved Andrus to third. La Russa went to his bullpen again, bringing in Lance Lynn to face Michael Young. The steady Texas veteran lofted a fly ball that sent Andrus scampering home. Then it was Rangers manager Ron Washingtons turn. He signaled for closer Neftali Feliz, who worked around a leadoff walk to earn the save. Now, after a travel day, Texas will host Game 3 on Saturday night. Matt Harrison is set to start for the Rangers against Kyle Lohse. For the second straight night, Cardinals pinch-hitter Allen Craig greeted reliever Alexi Ogando with a go-ahead single. This time, Craig did it the seventh. In Game 1, his hit in the sixth sent the Cards to a 3-2 win. The Rangers have not lost two straight games since Aug. 23-25. They sure waited a while to save themselves on this night that began as duel between starters Colby Lewis and the Cardinals Jaime Garcia. Mike Adams, the third Texas pitcher, got the win. The Cardinals broke through against Lewis in the seventh when David Freese singled with one out and took third on Nick Puntos 2-out single. La Russa pulled Garcia and put up Craig, who was injured for most of the season. Washington then went to Ogando. After a first-pitch foul, Craig lined a 96-mph heater over Kinsler at second base for the go-ahead run. Up through the ninth, the Texas hitters were flailing. Hamilton, the reigning AL MVP, seemed to be wearing down with every swing in his first three at-bats. Hamiltons teammates were equally feeble. Maybe it was because none of the Texas starters had ever faced Garcia, maybe it was carryover from the stress that began in last years World Series wipeout against San Francisco. The acrobatic Andrus made a sensational play in the fifth to keep the game scoreless. After a 2-out single by Punto and a walk to the lighthitting Garcia, Rafael Furcal slapped a hard grounder up the middle. Andrus dived to his left to stop it on the edge of the outfield grass, got to his knees and flipped the ball with his glove to second baseman Kinsler, who barely beat Garcia to the bag for a forceout. Texas batters, meanwhile, couldnt catch up with Garcia. Their hardest hit early in the game came in the fourth rather, it was the hardest a Texas player got hit. Kinsler was at third base when Adrian Beltre sent a solid, 1-hopper down the line. The foul ball nailed a ducking Kinsler in the right shoulder and he grinned while playfully rubbing it off. No smiling, though, when Beltre took a poor cut at a low pitch and struck out to strand runners at the corners. Garcia and Lewis dominated at the outset and no one got a hit until Furcal doubled with two outs in the St. Louis third.

Wednesday Early Lucky Ten October 12 Niedeckens Carryout 42-14 Millers Village Mkt 32-24 E7R Trailers 32-24 Vancrest 28-28 Dick Clark Real Estate (Chuck Peters) 24-32 Ladies over 150 Patty Oehlhoff 152, Leis Mooman 151-150-184, Lisa VanMetre 168-225173, Nikki Rice 158-181227, Jodi Moenter 192, Tara Bowersock 156-230, Trina Schuerman 166, JOdi Jahns 180-169-183, Doris Honigford 153-157, Robin Allen 189-169-171, Sherry Fetzer 159, Alicia Odenweller 166, Sue Odenweller 171-179-151, Niki Schleeter 163 Ladies over 500 Lisa VanMetre 566, Nikki Rice 566, Tara Bowersock 522, Jodi Johns 532, Robin Allen 529, Sue Odenweller 801 Tuesday Master October 11 Best One Tires 46-10 Strayers Auto Repair 33-23 Delphos Rec Center 30-26 Lears Martial Arts 30-26 Westrichs 25-31 Men over 160 Chuck Wilson 188-161, Scott Hamilton 214-168, Mark Jettinghoff 177-187, Tim Strayer 160, Dave Knepper 197-184-216, Travis Sherrick 241-204, Kenny Wrasman 188, Chad Rode 161-171, Mike Swick 166-170-205, Dave Breaston 163-178-169, Jeff Milligan 235-246-226, Denny Dyke 200-184-210, Shane Lear 212-248-200, Bruce VanMetre 289-224248 Men over 550 Dave Knepper 597, Travis Sherrick 585, Denny Dyke 594, Shane Lear 660 Men over 700 Jeff Milligan 707, Bruce VanMetre 761 Monday Rec October 10 Dukes Sharpening 26-14 The Pittsters 24-16 Honda of Ottawa 22-18 NAPA 20-20 Schrader Realty 20-20 Topp Chalet 20-20 Jennings Mower & Mopeds 16-24 Fumduckers 12-28 Men over 160 James Schrader 170, Kyle Richards 174-167179, Randy Ryan 212167, Dan Rostorfer 162, Tom Honigford 191-211, Jeff Rostorfer 213-164, Willy Joseph 173-172, Carlos Delgado 161, Dave Sterling 168-161-160, Mike Rode 203-211-180, Mark Radabaugh 176-205-166, Terry Lindeman 190-258245, Rob Ruda 190-213203, Tom Elmerick 168, Darrell Myers 197-191, Tim Martin, Scott German, Bruce VanMetre

Men over 550 Tom Honigford 550, Mike Rode 594, Terry Lindeman 693, Rob Ruda 606, Tim Martin 641, Scott German 670, Bruce Vanmetre 641


Monday Hi-Roller October 10 Agri-Tech 46-10 Cabo 40-16 Adams Automotive 36-20 Dicks Chicks 36-20 C.M.S 22-34 Dickmans Ins. 22-34 Studio 320 20-36 Ladies over 150 Lex Martin 211-174, Robin Allen 220-211-168, Denise Courtney 166-156, Millie Minning 164-174-182, Jacquire Edwards 165-158, Doris Honigford 167-167, Norma Maag 151-155, Brittany VanMetre 174-195200, Cheryl Gossard 153181, Lisa Vanmetre 171193, Jenny German 154190, Darlene Schulte 161, Michelle Meyer 157-162, Carrie Germna 166, Kelly Hubert 158-204, Marianne Mahlie 155-154, Judy Landwehr 172, Chris Mahlre 222-171-214 Ladies over 500 Lex Martin 524, Robin Allen 599, Millie Minnig 520, Brittany VanMetre 569, Lisa VanMetre 507 Ladies over 600 Chris Mahlie 607 Tuesday Early Birds October 11 Delphos Rec. Center 42-14 Bellmans Party Shop 34-22 The Grind 28-28 Pin Pals 24-32 Floors Done by One 22-34 Ladies over 150 Lisa VanMetre 181-177185, Nikki Rice 203-201, Chris Mahlie 176-172-199, Shirley Hoehn 158-154-154, Tammy Ellerbrock 197156-180, Nicole Glass 166, Mary White 155, Kendra Norbeck 155-155, Val Maag 162-154, Jenna Maag 167, Janice Kaverman 160-163154, Sue Karhoff 171-161, Doris Honigford 182 Ladies over 500 Lisa VanMetre 543, Nikki Rice 528, Chris Mahlie 547, Tammy Ellerbrock 533 Tuesday Merchant Oct.11,2011 Surveyors 40-16 Adams Automotive 38-18 Ace Hardware 34-22 R C Connections 34-22 Topp Chalet 30-26 Delphos Sporting Goods 28-28 Caballeros 27-29 Kerns Ford 22-34 Unverferth Mfg. 21-35 Men over 200: Denny Dyke 202, John Adams 233-241204, Larry Etzkorn 211, Bruce VanMetre 233-256238, Alex VanMetre 276217-205, Sean Hulihan 210, Jason Teman 206-253, Don Rice 288-215-256, Dan Grice 226-235-258, Zach Sargent 235-224,

Kyle Early 300-277, Andrew Schimmoller 263-235-233, Dan Stemen 245, Dave Stemen 246-299-216, Bill Stemen 216, David Newman 234-234-220, Kevin Kill 204, Derek Kill 236-255, Todd Merricle 224-231-256, Mike Schleeter 208, Rob Logan 241-203, Mark Biedenharn 203, Dan Wilhelm 212, Jason Mahlie 245-237-226, John Jones 216-255, John Allen 204, Jeff Lawrence 225-217, Jason Wagoner 256-205-202, Joe Geise 248-204, Doug Milligan Jr. 268-299, Jerry Mericle 205, Ryan Kies 208 Men over 550: Denny Dyke 563, John Adams 678, Bruce VanMetre 727, Alex VanMetre 698, Sean Hulihan 567, Jason Teman 630, Don Rice 759, Dan Grice 719, Zach Sargent 649, Kyle Early 747, Andrew Schimmoller 431, Josh DeVelvis 588, Dan Stemen 580, Dave Stemen 761, Bill Stemen 554, David Newman 688, Kevin Kill 593, Derek Kill 684, Todd Merricle 711, Mike Schleeter 585, Rob Logan 611, Bruce Haggard 555, Dan Wilhelm 600, Jason Mahlie 708, John Jones 657, Jeff Lawrence 627, Jason Wagoner 663, Joe Geise 629, Doug Milligan Jr. 706 Wednesday Industrial Oct.12,2011 K&M Tire 48-8 D R C 13th Frame Lounge 36-20 Topp Chalet 34-22 Moes Dougout 34-22 Rustic Cafe 27-29 Villager Tavern 27-29 Delphos Restaurant Supply 20-36 Cabos 20-36 D&D Grain 18-38 Neideckens 16-40 Men over 200: John Beebe 246-215-212, Bruce Clayton 216, Matt Elling 224, Ted Furley 204-204-202, Dave Miller 213-220-210, Duane Kohorst 247, Brian Shope 237, Don Rice 216-221, Brian Gossard 216-299-233, Bruce VanMetre 226-279244, Dan Grice 265-238, Clint Harting 224, Shawn Stabler 214, Brian Schaadt 202, Jeff kreischer 234-237201, Jordan Riggs 202, Rick Schuck 206, Frank Miller 247-201-208, Joe Geise 267-214, Charlie Lozano 214-266, John Jones 265218, Lee Schimmoller 263, Matt Hoffman 204-203, Josh DeVelvis 215, Shane Schimmoller 224, Scott German 205-262, Dave Jessee 254-235, Sean Hulihan 214, Mike Eversole 245, Terry Trentman 210213, Todd Dunlap 223, Matt Lautzenheiser 210, Ben Jones 229-207-209 Men over 550: John Beebe 673, Bruce Clayton 575, Matt Elling 578, Ted Furley 610, Dave Miller 643, Duane Kohorst 620, Don Rice 630,

Brian Gossard 748, Bruce VanMetre 749, Dan Grice 682, Shawn Stabler 574, Jeff Kreischer 672, Jordan Riggs 555, Frank Miller 656, Joe Geise 662, Charlie Lozano 669, John Jones 660, Lee Schimmoller 614, Matt Hoffman 598, Justin Rahrig 553, Josh DeVelvis 589, Shane Schimmoller 571, Scott German 642, Dave Jessee 653, Sean Hulihan 590, Mike Eversole 608, Terry Trentman 608, Todd Dunlap 588, Ben Jones 645 Thursday National Oct.13 ,2011 K-M Tire 48-16 Day Metals 42-22 Sportsman ClubVan Wert 40-24 VFW 36-28 First Federal 34-30 D R C Big Dogs 32-32 Bowersock Hauling 30-34 Westrich 28-36 Wannemachers 26-38 Men over 200: Don Rice 234-209-257, Sean Hulihan 265-216, John Beebe 206, Lenny Hubert 212-212, Brian Gossard 203-236-207, Frank Miller 234-237-224, Tim Koester 276, Ted Wells 204, Brad Thornburgh 213248-213, Jeff Menke 221, Randy Ryan 205-207, Ray Geary 205, Lenny klaus 213-218, Dave Moenter 212-223-225, Randy Fischbach 228-245, Dan Wilhelm 225, Dan Yoakam 211, Brian Schaadt 217, Don Eversole 233, Bruce VanMetre 269-228, JOhn Jones 234, Jerry Mericle 232, Rick Suever 246, Tom Schulte 201, Chuck Verhoff 219-246, Todd Menke 300, Dave MIller 256-226-234, Jeff Lawrence 213, Ralph Brickner 223-233, Jim Bryan 216, Jim Meeks 235-203. Men over 550: Don Rice 700, Sean Hulihan 645, John Beebe 576, Lenny Hubert 601, Brian Gossard 646, Frank Miller 695, Tim Koester 617, Ted Wells 579, Brad Thornburgh 674, Doug Milligan Sr. 566, Jeff Menke 580, Randy Ryan 580, Lenny Klaus 615, Dave Moenter 660, Randy Fischbach 672, Dan Wilhelm 595, Don Eversole 611, Bruce VanMetre 696, John Jones 612, Jerry Mericle 576, Rick Suever 563, Tom Schulte 554, Chuck Verhoff 647, Todd Menke 663, Dave Miller 716, Jeff lawrence 587, Ralph Brickner 656, Jim Meeks 616 Thursday Clasisc Six 1. Sleets Coins 40-32 2. Chuck Peters Realty 40-32 3. Schrader Realty 40-32 4. The Fort 38-34 5. D.R.C. 32-40 6. I & K Dist. 26-46 Scores over 175: Melanie Metzger 189, Ellen Moore 188, Elaine Abram 186, Lisa Vanmetre 200.

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Front row, left to right: Sophia Wilson, Anna Mueller, Meagan Hemfling. Back: Michaela Hoffman, Whitney Bates, Jordan Miller, Kurt Hoersten, Kim Schnipke.

Isaac Altenburger Emily Horstman Brett Bowersock Jacob Horstman Aryanna Brown Bailie Hulihan Kari Burgei Austin Lee Pathfinders 4-H booth at Van Wert County Fair. Haley Calvelage Adrienne May Chelsea Crow Andy May Emily Crow Julie Noonan Jacob Csukker Gabrielle Pimpas Nick Dunlap Jessica Pimpas Kylie Fritz Allison Reindel Marysa Fritz Austin Reindel Alyssa Gable Justin Siefker Zachary Gable Rachel Siefker Megan Gilden Ryan Siefker Caitlin Horstman Tanner Vermule

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Evan Pugh of the Venedocia Lads and Lassies took Small Engine project and received a participation ribbon. Congratulations Evan.

Ryan Dickman of the Venedocia Lads & Lassies took cooking and was a State Qualifier. Congratulations Ryan!

Morgan Pugh of the Venedocia Lads & Lassies won Champion Junior Jersey Female, went to State with One on One project and received a participation ribbon. Congratulations Morgan!

Betty Vorst received As. She was a winner with dairy feeder calf and a winner in Black Inc.

Katie Vorst and Julia Dickman received a cash award for the Special Award. Madison Pugh took Cooking, Sewing, Robots for her 4-H projects. Out of the three projects she took two of them to State which were robots and cooking and received outstanding of the day with both of them. She also received first in Black Inc. at the county level.

Julia Dickman won the top modeling award in the senior level. She was a State Qualifier in clothing. She also won first in Black Inc. in clothing.

Josh Leffers, Market Hogs received As.

Ryan Rager won Jr. Poultry Showmanship, Junior Poultry Flocksperson, Champion Bantam Pen of two, reserve Champion Tom Turkey, he also won Champion Performance Lamb and Reserve Champion Performance Lamb.

Audrey and Allison Bowsher took breeding, beef feeders, hogs, rabbits. Audrey won Reserve Champion Limousin Female. Allison won Champion Limousin Female. Also both received As on the rest of their projects.

Sterling Rigdon took turkeys - received A.

Whitney and Austin Welker took breeding, beef feeders, beef steer and market hogs. They received As on their projects.

Adam Rager won Grand Champion tom Turkey, Grand Champion Poultry Project and Champion Standard Breeding Pen and Best Rate or Gain on his Performance Steer.

Katie Vorst took market hogs, beef feeder, beef show steer and performance steer. She was the winner in the Intermediate Showman in Beef. Katie placed frist in her drive in market hogs and also placed in her beef animal. She was also a winner in Black Inc. in the beef and market hogs.

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CONGRATULATIONS VENEDOCIA LADS & LASSIES! There are 28 members and 1 Cloverbud. The advisors of Venedocia Lads & Lassies are Irene Luersman, Jenny Pugh and Jerry Luersman. They would like to congratulate all the members for a job well done at the 2011 Van Wert County Junior Fair. There were many winners. The officers of the Lads & Lassies were: President - Katie Vorst, Vice President - Morgan Pugh, Secretary - Grace Mitchener, Treasurer Julia Dickman, Reporter - Tara Vorst, Safety Officer - Ryan Dickman, Health Officer - Adam Rager, Historian - Allison Bowsher. A special thank you to these officers. Youve done a great job. The Venedocia Lads & Lassies would also like to say a BIG THANK YOU! to all the buyers that help support the 2011 Van Wert Junior Fair Livestock Sale. Buyers were: United Equity of Delphos, Jerry and Irene Luersman, Delphos VFW, Chief Supermarket of Delphos and many other businesses from the Delphos, Van Wert, Spencerville and many other neighboring towns supported the Junior Fair Livestock sale.




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either carbonated or unhealthy: sugar. non-carbonated mineral A few years ago a water per day. After patient of mine asked eight weeks, there was me if the carbonation in no difference in bone the 10 cans of cola she turnover between the drank a day was bad for two groups. So I dont her bones. I told her that put much stock in the the carbonation in colas theory that carbonated DR. ANTHONY KOMAROFF w a t e r weakens your bones. On the other hand, in the same study I just talked about, women who drank cola had lower hip might be a problem for bone density. The more her bones, but that was cola a woman drank, the the least of her problems lower her bone mineral with colas. The sugar in density (BMD). Some all those colas was a scientists suspect that definite problem for her the caffeine in cola may whole body. The weight have a harmful effect gain associated with on BMD, but theres no sugary sodas puts a big proof of that. strain on the heart, blood So the good news is vessels and joints. that drinking carbonated So my advice is water doesnt appear to to feel free to enjoy be bad for your bones. carbonated water On the other hand, dont without worrying. overdo the caffeinated However, I reserve beverages, carbonated the right to change my or not. And make sure mind, when and if new that carbonated water evidence emerges. And isnt taking the place of if it does, Ill let you other healthy beverages know. in your diet, such as Dr. Komaroff is a calcium-rich, low-fat physician and professor milk. at Harvard Medical Finally, in talking School. Go to his website about the carbonation in to send questions and get carbonated beverages, additional information: lets not forget about the real culprit that COPYRIGHT 2011 THE makes some types of PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS carbonated beverages OF HARVARD COLLEGE

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Dear Annie: My husband and still lives in this area. and I have been married I would like to ask Karen more than 40 years. We are out, and Im pretty sure she retired, have no debts and would accept. However, I are financially comfortable. am concerned about propriety, as our families were We have a great family. Due to age and medical quite close when we were conditions, my husband is all married. We even vacaalmost completely impotent. tioned together, although But he wont stop trying. I there was never anything have done everything I can inappropriate between Karen think of to discourage him. I and me. What should I do? dress modestly day and night. -- Sleepless in L.A. Dear L.A.: If I rarely, if ever, either of you has let him see me been divorced less undressed. I turn than a year, any off any TV proromantic involvegram that makes ment with Karen any reference to will set tongues love or sex as soon wagging about as he comes into what was going on the room. I never during your respecparticipate in any tive marriages. If pastime that he that kind of gossip enjoys. doesnt bother you, I always make sure I am reading Annies Mailbox it certainly doesnt bother us. or applying hand Dear Annie: You recentlotion when I come to bed. I push him away anytime ly printed a letter from he approaches me. I never Lonesome, a 65-year-old respond to his inquiries as single woman who was havto why he is so repulsive ing difficulty making friends. to me or what he could do Among other suggestions, to make his approaches less you mentioned Elderhostel. I just want to let you objectionable. I dont want it to be better. I want him know that this organization now has a new name: Road to stop. I suggested separate bed- Scholar. Aside from foreign rooms, but he said, Then travel, it also offers many move out. In spite of all this, interesting trips in the United every six or eight weeks, he States. -- Hanover, N.H. Dear Hanover: Thank wants to grope me for half the night. He expects me you for the correction. In to respond -- even partici- 2009, Elderhostel changed pate. When I dont, he gets its name to Road Scholar all upset, moody and some- ( and contimes terribly angry. I have tinues to offer educational normal, sexually oriented travel opportunities for those dreams, but I want him to over 55. leave me alone. What more Annies Mailbox is writcan I do? -- Sick of It ten by Kathy Mitchell and Dear Sick: Do you object because your husband wears Marcy Sugar, longtime ediyou out trying to have sex tors of the Ann Landers when he is not able? Or is it column. Please e-mail your that you simply dont want questions to anniesmailsex anymore? If the former,, or write we think you should talk to: Annies Mailbox, c/o to his doctor about avail- Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. able treatments and consider Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los that once every six or eight Angeles, CA 90045. weeks could be something you lovingly tolerate. If the latter, you wont get much sympathy here. We know many women past menopause arent interested, but we believe intimacy is an important part of marriage, and when one partner makes unilateral decisions about sex, it leads to trouble. You are being unfair to your husband by dismissing his needs. And dont kid yourself. Even after 40 years, being constantly rebuffed and denied can damage your marriage. Please remember how much you love your husband, and reconsider your attitude. Dear Annie: My wife and I divorced after 25 years of marriage, and she moved to the East Coast. Her former best friend, Karen, with whom she no longer has contact, is also divorced

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Tomorrows Horoscope
SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2011 An opportunity of considerable proportion might develop for you in the year ahead, through a recently established social contact. It could enable you to team up with someone who already has a huge success underway. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Keeping your objectives to yourself could enhance the possibilities for achieving your goals. Theres a chance that discussing them with others could weaken your position. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- The more grand in scope your objectives are, the better your chances are for achieving them. Dont be afraid to devote your time and talents to something big. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Sometimes ones possibilities dont always come from standard sources, and it might be one of those times for you. Look for untapped channels that offer large yields. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Dont hesitate to use new and unique methods on a big project, especially if they betoken good results. Keep a positive attitude. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Try the new and different, and branch out for best results. Endeavors that are not conducted along conventional lines are likely to work out better than anything you ever tried. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Once again you can be fortunate in teaming up with a friend who always seems to enhance your luck. When it comes to this alliance, the stars are with you. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Even if you have to go up against someone whose record is far superior to yours, the odds will nevertheless be in your favor. There will be no need to label yourself an underdog. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You have a gift for visualizing expansive ideas, but even though none may fit into your immediate plans, file them away. Youll be able to use them sooner than you think. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -This might be the day youve been waiting for, where events will unwind in such a manner that youll now be able to get something youve been craving for a long time. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Discuss in detail with a trustworthy friend something that has been disturbing you and needs to be resolved. If you lay everything out on the table, they should be able to help you sort things out. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -Chances are, you will find yourself to be luckier than usual where your material interests are concerned. If an opportunity to better your financial circumstances arises, embrace it with open arms. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- What may well be your greatest asset is your optimistic attitude about challenging developments. Itll make you a winner.


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Few Americans take immigrants jobs

By JAY REEVES and ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press ONEONTA, Ala. Potato farmer Keith Smith saw most of his immigrant workers leave after Alabamas tough immigration law took effect, so he hired Americans. It hasnt worked out: Most show up late, work slower than seasoned farm hands and are ready to call it a day after lunch or by midafternoon. Some quit after a single day. In Alabama and other parts of the country, farmers must look beyond the nations borders for labor because many Americans simply dont want the backbreaking, lowpaying jobs immigrants are willing to take. Politicians who support the law say over time more unemployed Americans will fill these jobs. They insist its too early to consider the law a failure, yet numbers from the governors office show only nominal interest. Ive had people calling me wanting to work, Smith said. I havent turned any of them down, but theyre not any good. Its hard work, they just dont work like the Hispanics with experience. Tomato farmer Wayne Smith said he has never been able to keep a staff of American workers in his 25 years of farming. People in Alabama are not going to do this, said Smith, who grows about 75 acres of tomatoes in the northeast part of the state. Theyd work one day and then just wouldnt show up again. At his farm, field workers get $2 for every 25-pound box of tomatoes they fill. Skilled pickers can make anywhere from $200 to $300 a day, he said. Unskilled workers make much less. A crew of four Hispanics can earn about $150 each by picking 250-300 boxes of tomatoes in a day, said Jerry Spencer, of Grow Alabama, which purchases and sells locally owned produce. A crew of 25 Americans recently picked 200 boxes giving them each $24 for the day. It may make sense for some to sit on the couch. Unemployment benefits provide up to $265 a week while a minimum wage job, at $7.25 an hour for 40 hours, brings in $290. Spencer said the Americans he has linked up with farmers are not physically fit and do not work fast enough. Its the harshest work you can imagine doing, Spencer said. In south Georgia, Connie Horner has heard just about every reason unemployed Americans dont want to work on her blueberry farm. Its hot, the hours are long, the pay isnt enough and its just plain hard. You cant find legal workers, Horner said. Basically they last a day or two, literally. Horner, who runs an 8 1/2-acre organic blueberry farm, said she tried to use the governments visa program to hire foreign workers, but it was too costly and time consuming. She plans to stop growing organically and start using a machine to pick the berries. I did everything I possibly could to be legal and honest and not part of the problem, Horner said. Morally, I cant knowingly hire illegal workers. Over the past two weeks, The Associated Press has reached out to the governors office and other officials to provide the names of By ANTHONY McCARTNEY AP Entertainment Writer

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New York City tourists join Occupy Wall Street

By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press NEW YORK Shawn Lahey, a ruler factory worker from Poughkeepsie, was watching the show. A dancing man held a pole marked corporation, attached to a noose marked financial system from which another dancing man was hanging. Masked drummers provided a thumping soundtrack. Times Square? Nope. He was all the way down in Manhattans financial district, where the Occupy Wall Street protesters have camped out for more than a month. Zuccotti Park has become a hub for more than demonstrators. Visitors, curious to see protest in action, are regular arrivals. Some take photographs of themselves, protesters and their signs in the background. On a typical day they clog the pedestrian traffic in the area, which is often bustling with financial district employees pushing their way through. I think its great theyre trying to make a point, Lahey said, though he added with a wry smile, ... I dont think itll make any difference. ... The government wont make any changes, because its all about money. Molly Schwad, a jeweler from Kansas traveling with Qualizza and other friends, said she was surprised by what she saw, compared to the TV coverage of the protest movement. She saw a rather quiet encampment in the rain, of only about 200 people. At times several hundred people have camped at the park, and some of the demonstrations organized as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement have drawn thousands. I thought it was much bigger, Schwad said. We were afraid there might be violence here. Marsha Spencer, an unemployed seamstress knitting in the rain at the park Wednesday, gives visitors a view of the protests they may not have expected to see.

Jackson doctors defense to finally question expert

LOS ANGELES For several moments, the milky white substance that authorities say killed Michael Jackson dripped down into an IV line a few feet away from jurors. Sometimes the drops fell fast, until their rate was slowed by the Columbia University researcher and professor who for three days has testified about the drug and its effects on the King of Pop as he died. The demonstration, with the anesthetic propofol dripping harmlessly into a water bottle, was one of the final scenes prosecutors presented Thursday to jurors hearing the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray. Today, Murrays lead attorney will finally get his chance to question the expertise and assumptions laid out by Dr. Steven Shafer, the prosecutions final and one of its most important witnesses. The Houston-based cardiologist has pleaded not guilty. After days of testimony and demonstrating the type of IV drip that was likely present in Jacksons bedroom in his final hours, Shafer bluntly responded to a question about Murrays culpability. He has been entrusted by Michael Jackson to look after his safety every night and he has failed, Shafer said. Sitting in the courtroom, watching and listening to it all was Shafers former teacher and longtime colleague, Dr. Paul White, who will testify for the defense. Shafer opened Thursdays testimony by saying he was disappointed in his former instructor, who earlier this year had written in a report that he thought it was possible Jackson had died

Alabama residents who have taken immigrant jobs. Either they were not made available, or didnt want to speak publicly. Brent Martin, an Alabama resident, started working on a tomato farm in an area northeast of Birmingham after the law was passed. On Thursday, he and two other Americans were clearing about 24,000 tomato stakes off a 4-acre plot. He said few Americans who would stick with it. There are plenty who could do it, but would they? I dont know about that. I dont see why they wouldnt as bad as the economy is right now, Martin said. Relatively high unemployment rates about 9 percent in the U.S. and 9.9 in Alabama are not likely to push Americans toward farm work, said Demetrios Papademetriou, president and co-founder of the Migration Policy Institute. He suggested the problem may be more deeply rooted. This is a sector and an industry ... that a long time ago, going back to the 1940s and probably before that was abandoned, Papademetriou said. It was abandoned to foreign workers.

Ditmeyer sets world record

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She returns to her home in the Hells Kitchen neighborhood at night but spends most of each day at the protest. When people see a 56-year-old grandmother sitting here, knitting they pay attention, she said. ... I tell them Im here because I want things to change for my five grandchildren. Some visitors echoed her concerns, including Karen Conrad of Johnstown, Pa., who was in New York last week to visit family and stopped by to show her support. Im a middle-class mother and I cant get ahead. If anything, Im going downward, she said. She said her two children are burdened by debt from college loans and wont be out of debt until their own children are ready for college probably. Demonstrator Julian DeMayo, a law student from Montreal bundled up against the wind and rain, said the tourists attitude toward the protest has changed over the weeks. At first, they seemed skeptical, looking at this like it was a circus show, he said. But more recently, he said, many visitors looked genuinely interested, and inspired. And they seem impressed by the level of infrastructure. He added, I think they also see that theres a huge variety of people here young and old, of all races, from everywhere. Some nearby businesses are far less enamored of the protesters, and say the hubbub outside their doors is costing them money. Stacey Tzortzatos, manager of Panini & Co., a casual restaurant thats normally bustling as it serves financial district clients, said the eatery has been losing business because police barricades discourage customers from coming in, and media vans are blocking the view. But the biggest problem, she said, was protesters coming in to use the bathroom 30 at a time. She said she put locks on the bathroom doors in response. They take showers using the sink, they brush their teeth, and they make a huge mess, she said.

He has been entrusted by Michael Jackson to look after his safety every night and he has failed.
Dr. Steven Shafer

Minnesota women found guilty Roommate in Rutgers suicide of funneling money to terrorists By AMY FORLITI says no to deal Associated Press
By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. A former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommates intimate encounter with another man turned down a plea deal that could have limited his time behind bars to five years or kept him out of prison altogether. Dharun Ravi, 19, on Thursday affirmed his decision to go to trial, at which a conviction could mean 10 years or more in prison. A judge set a trial date of Feb. 21 for the case, which helped set off a national conversation about bullying of young gays and lesbians. Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old violinist in his first weeks at Rutgers, killed himself in September 2010, just days after the alleged spying. Ravi faces 15 criminal counts in all, including invasion of privacy and bias intimidation, a hate crime. In the pretrial hearing Thursday to settle several issues about evidence, he remained silent, other than to say yes when state Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman asked him whether he understood the risks he faces by appearing in court. The plea deal would have required Ravi to plead guilty to a handful of the 15 counts, including a bias intimidation count, which normally carries a prison sentence of five to 10 years. In exchange for Ravis cooperation, prosecutors were willing to recommend a sentence of three to five years, but the judge would have been able to sentence him to no prison time. The judge ruled that Ravis lawyer should not have access to Clementis personal writings, including documents found on his computer. He also ruled against a defense motion that he recuse himself because a distant relative who is a television producer told a New York Times reporter last month that she was interested in the case.

after swallowing a dose of propofol. Shafer told jurors that medical studies dating back to 1985, performed on animals as varied as rats, dogs, monkeys and more recently, humans, had shown that propofol if swallowed wouldnt produce sedation or any ill effects. White has been taking notes throughout Shafers testimony and his observations will likely influence lead defense attorney Ed Chernoff when he begins his cross-examination this afternoon. Shafer also attempted to discredit another defense theory that Jackson may have swallowed eight lorazepam pills in the hours before his death without Murrays knowledge and that authorities overlooked it. He said the amount of lorazepam that was found in Jacksons stomach was trivial. The only explanation that supported all the evidence including the items found in Jacksons bedroom, the singers autopsy results and Murrays lengthy statement to police is that Murray gave the singer propofol on an IV drip and left the room when he thought the singer was safely asleep. This fits all of the data in this case and I am not aware of a single piece of data that is inconsistent with this explanation, Shafer said.

DETROIT A local man brought home more than the satisfaction of completing the Detroit Marathon this past weekend. Ed Ditmeyer, 30, who lives just south of Grover Hill, brought home a world record. He may not have completed the course in the overall fastest time but he did break the record for Fastest Marathon Dressed as a Cartoon Character. His likeness of choice: Charlie Brown. It may not be as sensational as some world records but it is a world record, nonetheless, Ditmeyer said. Its something my kids can take to school for show-and-tell. Photo submitted Ditmeyers time was 2 hours, 46 minutes and Ed Ditmeyer poses for a picture after finishing the 40 seconds. The previous record of 2 hours, 48 Detroit Marathon on Sunday. minutes and 1 second was seem familiar to local in practice. That was realachieved by Paul Fernandez readers; he has won the ly challenging, he said. of the United Kingdom Marbletown 5K the last When going over the dressed as Fred Flintstone three years, the Canal Days bridge to Belle Island, I at the Abingdon Marathon 5K in 2009 and 2010 and started to experience calf in Abingdon, UK, on Oct. the first SIDS 5K in Fort and hamstring issues but I Jennings this year. One just pushed through the pain 17, 2010. The Detroit Marathon could say running is in his to finish. Its an accomplishment. Every time you crossed into Canada via blood. My goal is participate finish, its a great feeling. the Ambassador Bridge and came back through the in an event in every state, It doesnt matter if its 26 underwater-mile. Ditmeyer Ditmeyer said. I already miles or a 5K. Ditmeyer is a member of said the bridge was a chal- have the Boston Marathon lenge because it was at a and Disney race under my Peak Fitness and the Van graduate elevation for a belt as well as races in Wert County YWCA. He Indians and Wisconsin, so and his wife, Sara, have mile or so. four children, Kelsey, 11, I dont get to do a lot I have a good start. To practice for the Logan, 7, Madison, 4, and of hill training around here; its pretty flat, he said. Detroit race, Ditmeyer ran Natalia, 1 year and six Going down on the other every day and just increased months; and one on the way due in January. He is his time and distance. side was a lot easier. I never ran 26 miles employed by Raabe Ford. Ditmeyers name may

MINNEAPOLIS Two Minnesota women who claimed they were helping the poor in Somalia were convicted Thursday of conspiring to funnel money to a terrorist group as part of what prosecutors called a deadly pipeline sending funds and fighters to al-Shabab. After the verdicts, one of the women, Amina Farah Ali, told the judge through an interpreter that she was happy because she was going to heaven no matter what, and condemned those in authority, saying: You will go to hell. She was ordered into custody pending her sentencing. Ali, 35, and Hawo Mohamed Hassan, 64, were each charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Ali also faced 12 counts of providing such support, for allegedly sending more than $8,600 to al-Shabab from September 2008 through July 2009, while Hassan faced two counts of lying to the FBI. Both were found guilty on all counts. The terrorism-related counts each carry up to 15 years in prison, while lying to the FBI carries up to eight years. No sentencing date was set, and prosecutors said it was too early to predict what sentence theyd recommend. The women, both U.S. citizens of Somali descent, were among 20 people charged in Minnesotas long-running federal investigations into recruiting and financing for al-Shabab, which the U.S. considers a terrorist group with ties to al-Qaida. Investigators believe at least 21 men left Minnesota home to the countrys largest Somali community to join al-Shabab. Though others have pleaded guilty to related charges, the women were the first to go to trial. The verdicts will likely lead to other guilty pleas, said Omar Jamal, first secretary of the Somali mission to the United Nations in New York. He also said it would be difficult for law enforcement agencies to rebuild the trust they had worked to establish with the Somali community.

Answers to Thursdays questions: Ukulele comes from the Hawaiian word for flea. Spam started on April 12, 1994. An attorney in Phoenix sent out an unsolicited e-mail to thousands of people on several online message boards. An anonymous poster suggested that everyone who was upset should send coconuts and spam to the offending lawyer. Coconuts did not seem to resonate but Spam did, much to the delight of those at Hormel. Todays questions: What is the best-selling copyrighted book of all time? How many golf balls are there on the moon? Answers in Saturdays Herald. Todays words: Creophagous: carnivorous Saccadic: jerky, twitching

The Outstanding National Debt as of 6:30 a.m. today was $14,937,380,970,479. The estimated population of the United States is 311,525,718, so each citizens share of this debt is $47,949. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $4 billion per day since Sept. 28, 2007.