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50 daily The Delphos Herald is searching for the 2011 Tri-county Area Man and Woman of the Year. Nominees should, by reason of public service and community involvement, deserve the title Man of the Year and Woman of the Year. Judges, not associated with The Herald, will evaluate nominees based on written recommendations. Tri-County civic, church and social organizations, as well as individuals, are urged to submit nominations. Recommendations must be received by 5 p.m. Dec. 15 in The Delphos Herald newsroom, 405 N. Main St., Delphos, OH 45833, or e-mail nominations to

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K of C prepares Thanksgiving meals for delivery

Herald taking Santa letters

Former Mayor Jerry Neumeier and other volunteers prepare Thanksgiving Day meals at the Delphos Knights of Columbus Thursday morning. The organization delivers meals on the holiday every year to anyone who requests it, to make certain everyone who wants a traditional Thanksgiving dinner gets one.

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BBB warns of bogus email

The Delphos Herald has a direct line to Santa and will accept letters from children expressing their wishes for Christmas. They will be printed on Dec. 16 and forwarded to the Big Guy himself. Letters are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 12 and can be e-mailed to nspencer@delphosherald. com, mailed to Santa Letters, 405 N. Main St., Delphos OH 45833 or dropped off at the Herald office.

Movie to be shown at Delphos Public Library

On Dec. 5, Ernest Saves Christmas (rated PG, 95 minutes long) will be shown from 3:30-5 p.m. as the last movie in the Delphos Public Librarys Monday Movie Madness line-up. Kids are welcome to bring a snack. Parents are responsible to review movie content before attending.

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By MAE ANDERSON AP Retail Writer A few violent incidents broke out on Black Friday as thousands of shoppers lined up in the wee hours of the morning at Macys, Best Buy and other stores to get discounts of up to 70 percent on everything from toys to tablets. Some stores had hundreds of shoppers rushing in when they opened their doors at midnight several hours earlier than they normally do on the most anticipated shopping day of the year. A few that opened on Thanksgiving Day even were filled with big crowds. Shoppers were mostly peaceful, but Los Angeles authorities say 20 people at a local Walmart store suffered minor injuries when a woman used pepper spray to gain a competitive shopping advantage shortly after

Delphos shoppers were out early today for Black Friday bargains. A handful of residents were ready at the ALCO stores early opening at 6 a.m. for advertised deals on a variety of items from bedding to toys and more.

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Carol Fischbach, left, of Continued Care, Inc. and Tender Home Care, delivers a homemade Thanksgiving dinner to patient Colleen White. This is the eighth annual Thanksgiving dinner Continued Care has orchestrated. Our program is designed for the patients, Fischbach said. This is our way of giving back to the community.

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Former Chicago first lady dies at 68

CHICAGO (AP) Maggie Daley, the wife of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and a gracious promoter of the citys cultural and educational programs, has died. She was 68. The former Chicago first lady, who had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, died Thursday night, family spokeswoman Jacquelyn Heard told The Associated Press. Daley had been a reserved and dignified presence at her husbands side during his 22 eventful years as mayor. Heard said Daley was surrounded by her husband and children when she died just after 6 p.m. CDT. The mayor and his family would like to thank the people of Chicago for the many kindnesses theyve shown Mrs. Daley over the years, and they appreciate your prayers during this time, Heard said. When she first learned she had breast cancer in June 2002, Daley said she was shocked. But you pick up and you move on. ... Im not alone here. There are a lot of people who have experienced this, Daley said in the weeks after the diagnosis. Rahm Emanuel, who succeeded Richard M. Daley as mayor, said Chicago had lost a warm and gracious first lady who contributed immeasurably to our city. While Mayor Daley served as the head of this city, Maggie was its heart, Emanuel said in a statement. Of all her accomplishments, Maggies most treasured role was as a wife, mother, and grandmother. President Barack Obama, who is from Chicago, said in a statement that her efforts on behalf of the citys children live on as national models for how to create environments for children to learn and grow outside the classroom. The Daleys daughter, Lally, had moved up her wedding from New Years Eve to Nov. 17 so her mother could fully participate. The former mayor said his wife had a difficult summer, and a longtime mayoral aide said she had suffered setbacks and was not getting around as much as she normally did. Tonight, the state of Illinois lost a great treasure, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said in a statement released Thursday night. Maggie Daley was a woman for all seasons who treated Chicago residents like family and served up hope and inspiration wherever she went. When Richard Daley was elected to his first term as Chicagos mayor in 1989, he thanked his wife in his acceptance speech, calling her the best campaigner in the family. She was with him at the September 2010 news conferannual revenue. Its the literal, physical and emotional start to a very big period for us, said Mike Vitelli, Best Buys president. To draw in crowds, merchants pulled out of their bag of tricks. Some began offering to match the prices of competitors and rolling out layaway programs. Others like Best Buy, Abercrombie & Fitch, Target and Kohls opened at midnight. The Gap and Toys R Us even opened stores on Thanksgiving. Its a good move to try to get shoppers to spend sooner, before they run out of money, says Burt Flickinger, III, president of retail consultancy Strategic Resource Group. The early store openings caused some backlash. Some employees at stores that were planning to open early signed online protests to get retailers to change their minds. Some shoppers also signed

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METCALFE, Ronald Anthony, 56, of Fort Jennings, funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Jacob Gordon officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to his daughters college fund. WIECHART, Gary Noman Spike, 62, of Fort Jennings, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Rev. Joseph Przybysz officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where military rites conducted by the Fort Jennings American Legion at 7 p.m. and a parish wake begins at 7:30 p.m. Viewing will also be offered one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. Preferred memorials are to the family who will forward them to organizations meaningful to Wiechart. BROWN, Scott D., 48, of Convoy, funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Gearhart, Mack & Jurczyk Funeral Home in Convoy, the Rev. Greg Leigh officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Convoy. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to the family. Condolences may be expressed at


ence when he announced he wouldnt seek another term. He left office in May 2011. During his time in office, Richard Daley would routinely tear up when he spoke about his wife. They had met while he was campaigning for the Illinois Senate and were married in 1972. Eventually, their partnership became a steady force for the city during his attimes turbulent two decades at the helm of the nations thirdlargest city. In the years after the cancer was diagnosed, Maggie Daley was in and out of the hospital. She received chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy and had a tumor removed from her right breast. By December 2009, doctors said the cancer had spread and Daley had radiation treatment for a cancerous lesion on a bone of her lower right leg. Doctors advised her to use a wheelchair until she finished therapy. In March 2010, a titanium rod was inserted into her leg to reduce the risk of fracture after having radiation treatment on the leg. All the while, she maintained a public life as Chicagos first lady. She was in Millennium Park in 2006 when the citys Cloudgate statue was dedicated, calling it the cornerstone of the park. the online petition. Still, about 34 percent of consumers plan to shop on Black Friday, up from 31 percent last year, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers. And more people already are shopping online. By midday on Thanksgiving, online sales were 20 percent over results from the same period a year ago, according to data from IBM Coremetrics. Black Friday shoppers say they were lured by the deals. The Gap, for instance, is offering discounts of 20 to 60 percent on many items. Old Navy has pea coats for $29 and jeans for $15. Toys R Us is selling a Transformers Ultimate Optimus Prime action figure for $30 off at $47.99 and a Power Wheels Barbie vehicle for $120 off at $199.99. And Best Buy has a $400 Asus Transformer 10-inch tablet computer for $249.99. Tammie Wills and her friend were up all night, starting out their Black Friday shopping at Toys R Us in Cary, N.C. around 9 p.m., then hitting Wal-Mart and Van Wert Cinemas Target before returning to Toys R Us for a second time. They were looking for the LeapFrog LeapPad, but it was sold out everywhere. Its tiring but you save a lot of money, said Wills, a stay-at-home mom


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Delphos Police and Fire and Rescue were called to the 1200 block of Pamela Circle Wednesday evening in connection to the death of 17-yearold Kent Staup. Officers confirmed Staup died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police were later joined by Allen County Coroner Dr. Gary Beasley, who ordered an autopsy in accordance with standard procedure in such deaths. It will be conducted in Lucas County. No foul play is suspected.

Schimmoeller cited in accident

(Continued from page 1) ship Macys store in New Yorks Herald Square at its midnight opening. I came here for the deals, said Sidiki Traore, 59, from Roosevelt Island, N.Y. who bought three shirts for $50 at the Macys. He also went to Toys R Us for its 9 p.m. opening on Thanksgiving and bought three toys for $106 for his four-year-old son. A record number of shoppers could head to stores across the country to take advantage of deals during the kickoff to the holiday shopping weekend. For three days starting on Black Friday, 152 million people are expected shop, up about 10 percent from last year, according to the National Retail Federation. Thats good news for retailers, many of which depend on the busy holiday shopping season for up to 40 percent of their

ST. RITAS Stephani Wright of Delphos had a girl Nov. 23. At 10:36 a.m. on Tuesday, a collision occurred when a Tisha and Andrew Kill of Delphos had twin boys Nov. driver struck a light pole with her vehicle. 24. Nancy Lhamon, 67, of West Virginia, a new state Elida, was driving through the created from Virginia counties Chiefs Parking lot and failed that chose not to secede from to see a light pole, resulting in the Union, was originally the center front of her vehicle named Kanawha. It was striking the cement base of admitted into the United States the pole, owned by Chiefs in 1862 by Abraham Lincoln. Supermarket.


At 1:09 p.m. on Tuesday, a collision occurred when a truck was struck by a second vehicle while preparing to turn. Frederick Ruen, 76, of Delphos, was travelling northbound on Fort Jennings Road and was stopped while preparing to turn westbound on Seventh Street when Aaron Schimmoeller, 19, of Delphos, came up behind Ruen and also slowed for the turn. Schimmoeller struck Ruens vehicle in the rear, causing moderate damage to both vehicles. There were no injuries and Schimmoeller was cited for an assured clear distance ahead violation.

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Map fight brings Ohios young hunters get results during special two-day deer hunt political havoc
By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press TOLEDO With less than a year left before the 2012 congressional elections, the fight over redrawing Ohios political map means some candidates dont know yet where theyll end up running. The resulting confusion is making it more difficult for some to raise money, organize their campaigns and know which voters to woo. Most incumbents have a pretty good idea how their U.S. House districts will look next year, but challengers who dont have their network of volunteers and staff in place are at a bigger disadvantage. So are incumbents whose districts are changing significantly. Potential donors want to know whether the candidates who are asking for money will end up representing them. And the candidates want to make sure theyre not spending time knocking on doors in neighborhoods that might be outside their district. Voters are confused, too. Ive heard, Where is your district; where are you running? said state Sen. Nina Turner, a Democrat challenging U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge in her Cleveland district. All I can do is speculate and tell people what I know. U.S. House district lines for Ohio have been in limbo since they were approved in September because Democrats and voter advocates claim the map unfairly favors Republicans. Democrats have taken steps to put the issue before voters next year, so Republicans are now trying to come up with a revised congressional map to head off a costly political fight. Its unclear whether lawmakers will be able to reach an agreement before the end of the year. Leaders in the Ohio House say talks are continuing, but they must pass a revised map within a few weeks to avoid holding a presidential and U.S. House primary in June and other primary contests in March. At the same time, Democrats are circulating petitions to get the redistricting issue on the ballot. Theres also a lawsuit in southwest Ohio asking a judge to draw new lines since lawmakers cant solve it. The candidates running for Congress cant wait for the final map to begin designing their strategy. Its like building a business. When youre putting a campaign together you need some predictability, said Steve Fought, a spokesman for Rep. Marcy Kaptur, a Democrat from Toledo whose district is now likely to include parts of Cleveland and its suburbs. The uncertainty is also affecting fundraising, he said Donors are like anybody else, Fought said. They want to know what your district is and who your opponent is. Kaptur now faces a primary fight against U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Cleveland after they were thrown into the same district. Running for the Republican nomination in the northern Ohio district is Samuel Joe Wurzelbacher better known as Joe the Plumber, the man thrust into the political spotlight after questioning Barack Obama about his economic policies during the 2008 presidential campaign. Roman Schroeder, his campaign director, said that uncertainty over redistricting is a lot like shooting blind and that it makes it a little tougher to identify voters and recruit volunteers. Its definitely impacted where we hold our events, he said, where we put our headquarters. The uncertainty over the district lines played a part in pushing one candidate out of a congressional race in the Cincinnati area. Ohio state Rep. Connie Pillich said this week that the redistricting delays gave her more time to think about running for Congress and that she eventually decided she could do more good in Columbus than Washington. Pillich, a Democrat, initially planned to run against Republican Rep. Jean Schmidt in the 2nd Congressional District. But a revised congressional map moved her home into the district now held by Republican Steve Chabot. COLUMBUS Young hunters across Ohio enjoyed success during the eighth annual Youth Deer-Gun Season, held Saturday and Sunday, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. Hunters aged 17 and under, harvested 8,681 deer during the special two-day season, as compared to 8,445 last year. Counties reporting the greatest number of deer killed were Tuscarawas-321, G u e r n s e y - 3 1 6 , C o s h o c t o n - 2 8 7 , Muskingum-277, Holmes-275, Licking-248, Harrison-227, Knox214, Belmont-207 and Washington-195. The Division of Wildlife estimated 60,000 young hunters took to the states fields and forests during the twoday season, which provides a high-quality hunting experience for younger Ohioans. The youth deer-gun season was open in all 88 counties. All participants were required to wear hunter orange, possess a valid Ohio hunting license and deer permit, and be accompanied by a nonhunting adult. The youth deer-gun season is one of four special youthonly hunting seasons designed to offer a safe and excellent early hunting experience for young hunters. Special days are also set aside for upland game, wild turkey, and waterfowl hunting opportunities. Youngsters and all other


MARIEMONT (AP) Crisp is unlike most dogs; when he fetches something, its not a game. Its his job. The Labrador-golden retriever mix is an assistance companion to 8-year-old Mason Murphy, a Mariemont Elementary student whose cerebral palsy prevents him from using his legs and contributes to other difficulties. Every night before Mason goes to bed, Crisp helps pull off his clothes and socks. The dog opens and closes doors and pushes elevator buttons and participates with Masons physical therapy. Anywhere Mason goes, the dog goes, says Page Murphy of Mariemont, Masons mother. Mason had surgery last week; the dog was in the hospital with him all week. Theyre inseparable. Theyre best buddies. Crisp, get! Mason said recently after he dropped a dolls hairbrush on the floor near his electric wheelchair. Crisps tail stops wagging and points straight out as the dog tries to pick up the brush in his mouth. It takes a few tries, but he soon gets it firmly in his jaws. Crisp, give! Mason says and the dog puts his paws on the wheelchairs shelf and offers the brush to Mason, who takes it from him. Now we have to go back to the castle, Mason says and zips over to another part of the playroom with Crisp. Mason loves dogs, Murphy added. But every dog hed see would run away from him and he would get frustrated. Crisp never leaves his side. Murphy said the dog has helped her soft-spoken son become more outgoing. When Mason is out with the dog, a lot of the attention is taken off of him and his wheelchair and people focus on the dog, which is nice, she said. It helps him make friends, and the companionship is awesome. Mason says he feels less shy. Hes my friend. I love Crisp, Mason said.

hunters will have a chance at taking a whitetail during next weeks statewide deer-gun season, which runs Monday through Sunday. Details on youth hunting opportunities and all Ohio deer hunting seasons can be found in the 2011-2012 Ohio Hunting Regulations, available where licenses are sold. It can also be viewed online at [EDITORS NOTE: A list of deer checked and tagged by young hunters during the 2011 two-day youth deer-gun season follows. Numbers for 2010 are listed in parentheses ( ).] Allen 43(57); Putnam 50(84); and Van Wert 25(58).

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COLUMBUS (AP) Ohio has decided to kill a much-derided plan to collect accidental welfare overpayments going back to at least 1985, a top official said Thursday. Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services Director Michael Colbert said the state is returning to its previous policy of collecting debts up to 10 years old. However, he said, the state would only go after overpayments resulting from fraud not from a mistake on the states part. The decision was made in late 2010 to extend the collection period for state welfare overpayments indefinitely to mirror a change made by the federal government. At the time, Colbert was the departments chief fiscal officer. But he said he was not consulted about the decision. He later was appointed head of the department when Gov. John Kasich took office. The decision to extend the collection period was widely criticized by advocates for the poor. It mostly affected Ohioans making 70 percent of the federal poverty level, or about $400 a month. Colbert said his department realized the 2010 change was in effect when residents started calling his office about it. He said the departments automated system started sending letters three to four weeks ago. The change to extend the collection period was put into the computer in 2010, he said.

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Supercommittee failure complicates election year

By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press WASHINGTON The failure of Congress deficitreduction supercommittee adds a new dimension to the 2012 political contests, drawing political battle lines around broad tax increases and massive spending cuts that now are scheduled to begin automatically in 2013. President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger will be forced to debate alternatives for reducing deficits, made all the more urgent by the looming consequences of congressional inaction. The dividing lines already are sharply drawn, with Obama supporting deficit reduction that includes a mix of spending cuts and tax increases on the wealthy, while Republicans have declared themselves averse to tax hikes. An election that has been shaping up as a referendum on Obamas stewardship of the economy now will require the candidates to offer competing forward-looking deficit-reduction plans to avoid cuts and tax hikes that neither side wants to see materialize. For Obama, that is a more favorable place to be, drawing contrasts with his opponent and arguing for higher taxes on the rich rather than defending his oversight of an economy that could still be suffering from high unemployment and slow growth next November. Beginning in 2013, the federal government faces two oncoming trains. When the supercommittee was unable to find agreement by Wednesday, it triggered spending cuts of $1.2 trillion starting in January 2013 and extending over 10 years. Half of the cuts would come from defense spending, the other from education, agriculture and environmental programs, and, to a lesser extent, Medicare. At the same time, tax cuts adopted during the presidency of George W. Bush will expire at the end of 2012, meaning an increase for every taxpayer. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said the cuts would tear a seam in the nations defense. Meanwhile, the tax increases would hit a stillfragile economy, endangering a recovery and raising prospects of another recession. But while neither side wants those outcomes, Washingtons recent history of tackling fiscal problems shows Congress does not act unless faced with a dire deadline. It extended Bush-era tax cuts in 2010 just days before


One Year Ago Jefferson High School Student Council members counted change collected during the penny stall held at the high school Wednesday. Students brought in their spare change to stall the teachers during class a penny for each second. The money raised during the event will be distributed among those in need during the Christmas season. 25 Years Ago 1986 American Legion Post 715, Fort Jennings, has announced winners in the annual Americanism and government contest in Fort Jennings and Ottoville high schools. Fort Jennings senior winners were Denise McNamara and Rob Helmke. Ottoville senior contest winners were Lynn Ruen and Jeff Hilvers. Delphos Boy Scout Troop 65 was recently selected to be among the 200 Boy Scouts who ushered the OSU-Michigan football game on Nov. 22. Those scouts who served as ushers were Kevin Feathers, Alan Heiing, David Ketchum, Ed King, Bryan Moore, Shawn Ness, David Stemen, Mike Stemen, Rick Stemen, Jason Stevenson, Tom Stevenson, Jamie Vogt, Jeff Vogt, Kyle Wannemacher and Nathan Wannemacher. Fort Jennings converted 27 of 47 free throws to claim a 65-46 win over Wayne Trace in the season-opening game for both teams. Brenda Maenle led the Musketeers with 22 points. Fourteen of her points came from the foul line. Laura Broecker scored 12 and Linda Inkrott 10. 50 Years Ago 1961 U. S. scientists have picked three astronauts, including the nations No. 1 spaceman, as candidates for Americas first attempt to rocket a man into orbit around the earth. The team includes veteran spaceman Alan B. Shepard, Jr., two-time runner-up John H. Glenn, Jr. and comparatively little-known M. Scott Carpenter. The Delphos Junior Chamber of Commerce will launch its annual Christmas booster club project next week, according to Keith Kiggins, chairman of the Jaycee committee in charge. The local Jaycees will canvass the city Nov. 27 and 28. All funds received will be used to defray expenses of the local chapters biggest youth welfare project, and annual Santa Claus promotion. A large number of ladies were present for the social sponsored Tuesday evening in the Knights of Columbus club rooms by the members of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia. Cards were enjoyed with the prize in 500 going to Axie Gladen, in bid euchre to Anna Pohlman and in pinochle to Cecilla Kindley. 75 Years Ago 1936 Dr. R. N. Stippich has been honored with the appointment as dental surgeon at the Lima District Tuberculosis Hospital. He received notice of the appointment Monday and will take up his new duties on Wednesday. Dr. Stippich stated his hours at the hospital will be arranged as not to interfere with his hours in his office in this city. Another shipment of fish for the restocking of waters of Van Wert County has been received by Frank Friemoth, game protector in that county. This latest shipment includes a total of 60,000 fish; bluegills, crappies, catfish and sunfish. These fish were placed in the Holland and Ridge quarries. St. Johns Alumni Association is sponsoring a feather party and dance to be given at the Hummer, near this city, this evening. The party is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. and is open to alumni members and friends. Johnny Nagle and his orchestra will play for the dancing.

Gun issue means difficult politics

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WASHINGTON (AP) They are fuzzy about some issues but the Republican presidential candidates leave little doubt about where they stand on gun rights. Rick Perry and Rick Santorum go pheasant hunting and give interviews before heading out. Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain speak to the National Rifle Association convention. Michele Bachmann tells People magazine she wants to teach her daughters how to shoot because women need to be able to protect themselves. Mitt Romney, after backing some gun control measures in Massachusetts, now presents himself as a strong Second Amendment supporter. President Barack Obama, on the other hand, is virtually silent on the issue. He has hardly addressed it since a couple months after the January assassination attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Ariz., when he promised to develop new steps on gun safety in response. He still has failed to do so, even as Tucson survivors came to Capitol Hill last week to push for action to close loopholes in the background check system. Democrats have learned the hard way that embracing gun control can be terrible politics, and the 2012 presidential election is shaping up to underscore just how delicate the issue can be. With the election likely to be decided largely by states where hunting is a popular pastime, like Missouri, Ohio or Pennsylvania, candidates of both parties want to win over gun owners, not alienate them. For Republicans, that means emphasizing their pro-gun credentials. But for Obama and the Democrats, the approach is trickier. Obamas history in support of strict gun control measures prior to becoming president makes it difficult for him to claim hes a Second Amendment champion, even though he signed a bill allowing people to take loaded guns into national parks. At the same time, hes apparently decided that his record backing gun safety is nothing to boast of, either, perhaps because of the power of the gun lobby and their opposition to anything smacking of gun control. The result is that while Republicans are more than happy to talk up their support for gun rights, Obama may barely be heard from on the issue at all. Gun control is a fight that the administration is not willing to pick. Theyre not likely to win it, said Harry Wilson, author of a book on gun politics and director of the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research at Roanoke College in Virginia. They certainly would not win it in Congress, and its not likely to be a winner at the polls. ... It comes down to one pretty simple word: Politics. Administration officials say they are working to develop the gun safety measures promised after the Giffords shooting, and they say have taken steps to improve the background check system. White House spokesman Matt Lehrich says the White House goal is to protect the Second Amendment rights of lawabiding citizens while keeping guns out of the hands of those who shouldnt have them under existing law.

Medicare chief steps aside amid political impass over health care
By RICARDO ALONSOZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON The point man for carrying out President Barack Obamas health care law will be stepping down after Republicans succeeded in blocking his confirmation by the Senate, the White House announced Wednesday. Medicare chief Don Berwick, a Harvard professor widely respected for his ideas on how to improve the health care system, became the most prominent casualty of the political wars over a health care overhaul whose constitutionality will be now decided by the Supreme Court. Praising Berwick for outstanding work, White House deputy press secretary Jamie Smith criticized Republicans for putting political interests above the best interests of the American people. Berwick will be replaced by his principal deputy, Marilyn Tavenner, formerly Virginias top health care official. The White House said Obama will submit Tavenners nomination to the Senate. Tavenner has been at Medicare since early last year, earning a reputation as a By MIKE GLOVER Associated Press problem solver with years of real-world experience and an extensive network of industry contacts. A nurse by training, the 60-year-old Tavenner worked her way up to the senior executive ranks of a major hospital chain. She ran Virginias health department under former Democratic Gov. Tim Kaine. Berwicks fate was sealed early this year when 42 GOP senators more than enough to derail his confirmation asked Obama to withdraw his nomination. His resignation takes effect Dec. 2. Berwicks statements as an academic praising Britains government-run health care had become a source of controversy in politically polarized Washington. Although he later told Congress that the American system needs its own solution and Britains shouldnt be copied here, his critics were not swayed. In an email to his staff, Berwick said he leaves with bittersweet emotions. Our work has been challenging, and the journey is not complete, but we are now well on our way to achieving a whole new level of security and quality for health care in America, helping not just the millions of Americans

they expired, it avoided a government shutdown by hours and it put off a debt crisis this summer in the face of a government default. The next big event, barring some movement from Congress, may just well be the 2012 election, said Kevin Madden, a former senior House leadership aide and an outside adviser to Republican Mitt Romneys presidential campaign. Then we look to either a new president and a new Congress, or the same president and the same Congress to restart it all. Election years do not lend themselves to big legislative initiatives. Lawmakers are too busy seeking re-election to take potentially controversial stances that could cost them votes. Moreover, congressional leaders may well want to see how the elections affect Washingtons balance of power before undertaking changes that require compromises. An angry public could demand swift action. But even if Congress were to attempt to find common ground next year, the legislative maneuvering would unfold in the midst of the presidential contest, and White House aides acknowledge that it cant avoid becoming a part of the political debate.

Republican field crowded and likely to remain so

DES MOINES, Iowa They are barely blips in presidential polls and their campaign cash is scarce. Some are running on empty, fueled mainly by the exposure that comes with the blizzard of televised debates in this election cycle and interviews they eagerly grant to skeptical reporters. Yet the second-tier candidates for the Republican presidential nomination soldier on. They argue that the race is far from over and that anything can happen with polls showing a wide-open race in Iowa five weeks before the Jan. 3 caucuses. Former Sen. Rick Santorum is typical when he resists the conventional wisdom that only candidates with a lot of cash and a big campaign can win. I feel like Im doing what Im supposed to be doing and I feel like Im making a difference in the race, said Santorum, who barely registers in state surveys despite having campaigned in Iowa for more than a year. I absolutely believe our time will come and well have the opportunity to have the spotlight turned on us. Santorum, who represented Pennsylvania in Congress for 16 years, frankly acknowledges the possibility of a different outcome. If it doesnt, you know, it doesnt, he said. Even more than energy and determination, also-ran candidates rely on particular issues, free media and prospects for the future to drive them to keep their small-scale operations going. With polls and money putting candidates like Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain atop the field of Republican rivals, theres a crop of others likely to remain in the race until voters have their say. One force in that dynamic is the fluidity of this years contest. Rep. Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman, was among the many candidates who surged when they got into the race but then plummeted in the polls. Shes gotten feistier as her fortunes have sagged. I guarantee you, with everything within my being, I have the backbone, Bachmann said. Ill put my backbone up against any other candidate in the race. That includes Texas Gov.

affected directly by our programs, but truly health care as a whole in our nation, Berwick wrote. A pediatrician before becoming a Harvard professor, Berwick has many admirers in the medical community, including some former Republican administrators of Medicare. His self-styled three-part aim for the health care system includes providing a better overall experience for individual patients, improving the health of groups in the population such as seniors and African-Americans, and lowering costs through efficiency. But some of his professorial ruminations dogged him in Washington. Republicans accused him of advocating health care rationing, which Berwick denies. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Berwicks past record of controversial statements and his lack of experience managing complex bureaucracies disqualified him from the Medicare job. Hatch, the ranking Republican on the Senate panel that oversees Medicare, led the opposition to his nomination. Hatch said Wednesday the Senate must thoroughly examine and carefully scrutinize Tavenners nomination.

Rick Perry, who is adamant that hes not giving up, even as his campaign flails and his once-flush bank account suffers following a series of debate missteps that has some of his fundraisers questioning his viability. He, like Bachmann, Santorum and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, are barely blips in many surveys. Although they dont seem to be catching fire, it turns out that the nomination itself is not the only prize to be had by seeking a presidential nomination. Rep. Ron Pauls hardcore libertarian views energize a small but loyal base. Santorum uses his platform to hammer his hard-core antiabortion stance. Bachmann just released a book whose sales could see a boost in the run-up to the Iowa caucuses. And history shows that future leadership posts and presidential runs can be in the offing. Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa waged a long-shot bid for the Democratic nomination in 1992, getting forced out after the early primaries. He endorsed candidate Bill Clinton, kept his seat in the Senate and became an influential voice in the Clinton White House.

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Give thanks for all that extra Thanksgiving Day turkey and try these combos. Serve Bean Dip on the side with your choice of tortilla chips or crackers. Tex-Mex Turkey Burrito 1 large flour tortilla + a thin layer of refried beans + cup shredded turkey meat + a handful of shredded iceberg lettuce + a drizzle of salsa + shredded Cheddar cheese + a dollop of sour cream Morning Bird 1 toasted English muffin + 2 extra-thin slices turkey breast + 1 cooked frozen hash brown patty + 1 fried egg + a dash of hot sauce halved red grapes + cup chopped celery + a sprinkle of slivered almonds Day-After Gobbler 2 slices whole-grain bread + several lettuce leaves + 2 or 3 thick slices turkey breast + a scoop of leftover mashed sweet potatoes + 2 Tbs. cranberry sauce Bean Dip 1 can refried beans 1 can Hormel chili without beans 1 cups cheddar cheese 1 bar cream cheese 1 jar taco sauce Mix all ingredients and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve with corn chips.

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WEEK OF NOV. 28-DEC. 2 MONDAY: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, bread, margarine, peaches, coffee and 2% milk. TUESDAY: Pork roast, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn bread, margarine, fruit cup, coffee and 2% milk. WEDNESDAY: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, creamed corn, bread, margarine, Mandarin oranges, coffee and 2% milk. THURSDAY: Turkey, mashed potatoes, California-blend veggies, dinner roll, margarine, pumpkin bar, coffee and 2% milk. FRIDAY: Chili soup, grilled cheese, potato chips, fruit cocktail, coffee and 2% milk.

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. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.


Spa Turkey Salad Pockets 1 halved whole wheat pita + cup cubed turkey meat + a spoonful of light mayonnaise + a bit of Dijon mustard + cup

Army Pvt. Tiffany A. Massie has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics. Massie is the daughter of Chris and Tracy Semrock of Delphos. She is a 2010 graduate of Jefferson High School.

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There are some JIM METCALFE things that happen that put everything in perspective, that put something like the games that we play and watch into proper view. I realize that my col- umn is generally about sports and the comings and goings of the sometimes crazy and sometimes fascinating world of athletics but this week is one of those occurrences that give me the chance to pause and reflect. This column gives me the opportunity to offer my thoughts my musings. As most everyone knows, my third-oldest brother, Ron, died early Tuesday morning. I will spare the details of what went down but the final journey began early Saturday morning and all of us: my five living brothers, two sisters and myself; as well as his wife, Alison, and daughter, Min (along with other family members and friends) had the time to say our final farewells. During this time, it prompted the normal questions: what happened and is happening? will he be all right? will he remain with us and what will be the result of all of these things? Or, and perhaps the hardest question to ask: is he going to die? It also prompted other thoughts within me. Know one really knows what occurs in the mind and heart and soul of someone going through in this case his last hours on earth, especially when he was basically unconscious to us. How much did he truly suffer (or didnt) or how much peace he was undergoing; did he see The Light that is often talked about when others have come back from the other side; who helped walk him through this (maybe appearing to him?) besides God; is he OK; and the family members that greeted him on the other side. I am sure that his thoughts were on the ones he loved, in a way we cannot fully understand on this side of the veil of tears. I can only speak for myself but it seemed he was at peace in his final hours, that he was content even with the pain of those he was leaving behind. You can call it trust, faith, hope and love, that his loved ones would be OK and it was fine for him to let go and from us that he would be OK and it was fine to let go and let God. The irony of this whole series of events is that we added another great-grandchild/grandchild/great niece/niece (and so on) in Ava Marie Gallmeier daughter of my niece Kristy (Will) and her hubby, Travis Gallmeier to our family Sunday. In the midst of likely saying goodbye to Ron, life and joy burst forth to help ease the pain of loss and hurt. I realize that this is not my standard fare to write about. However, as I wrote before, I hope my many readers will understand that this makes sports, the fun and games that we so enjoy, get aggravated about and appreciate, pale into insignificance when considering ultimate things, like life and death. Thanks. Rest in peace, my brother.

The irony of life

Metcalfes Musings

Jays facing Flyers with heavy hearts

By JIM METCALFE It will be a very difficult task facing the St. Johns football team come Saturday night in the Blue Jays Division VI state semifinal versus Marion Local. It already was a tough one facing a very familiar Flyer 11 at Wapakonetas Calvelage Harmon Field. They also have to find a way to get through the tragic death of junior center Kent Staup Wednesday night. Its definitely put things in a much different perspective; the importance of this football game has shrunk a lot, Schulte noted. We started the week excited to prepare and play and that showed earlier. Today (Thursday) was just a tough day; it was hard getting motivated to be at practice. I and the coaching staff talked to the players and prayed for Kent and his family; its tough to get ready Schulte for a football game in these circumstances. Our coaches have gotten a lot of texts from other coaches in the area, how they are with us and praying for us. We are very appreciative of that. However, a game still has to be prepared for and played come Saturday and it will be tough to beat the Flyers again after defeating them 21-14 in week 9. They arent the biggest or strongest but they are a bunch of hard-nosed, tough, physical and aggressive players that are also very athletic, Schulte acknowledged. Their defense is just so fast and aggressive; they fly to the football. Offensively, they are very efficient. They like to run the ball but when teams stack the line to stop Jake Heitkamp, Adam Bertke has gotten better at throwing the football. That balance is the key to their offense; it isnt flashy but its effective. Senior Brice Schulte (10 pancake blocks) will step in for Staup at the pivot, with senior Adam Haunhorst moving in for Schulte at right guard alongside senior Drew Neumeier (4) and opposite left tackle Alex Wehri (26) and junior Seth Bockey (9). That line will try to clear the way for an offense scoring 27.2 Logan Looser points and averaging 277.4 yards per game (169.8 rushing) for running backs Tyler Jettinghoff (142 rushes, 816 yards, 11 TDs; 15 catches, 201 yards) and Jordan Bergfeld (115 rushes, 610 yards, 17; 5 catches, 43 yards) signalcallers Mark Boggs (106 totes, 322 yards, 3; 62-of-107 passing, 1,050 yards, 8 TDs/8 picks) and Alex Clark (178-of-48, 348 yards, 3/5); and wideouts Tanner Calvelage (40 grabs, 786 yards, 6) and Dylan Krendl (5 for 96). Calvelage (44 punts, 36.2 yards per), Bergfeld, Jettinghoff and Ryan Densel will be keys in the punt and Haunhorst kickoff return areas. The Jays enjoy a plus-9 turnover ratio. Senior Josh Rode (42-of-42 extra points; 45 total points) is back at placekicker and left defensive end, as is junior tackle Brock Bonifas (4 sacks). That duo hopes to help a defense averaging 12.2 markers and 252.4 yards (123.8 rushing) control the Flyer attack, along with linebackers Kyle Neumeier (70 solos, 66 assists, 8 for loss; 2 picks), Brent Schwinnen (70 and 59, 6 for loss) and Cody Looser (58 and 47; 2 picks), Logan Looser (36 and 38; 4 sacks), Densel (43 and 21; 4 picks), Garth Lucius (31 and 32; 2 INTs), Calvelage (8 INTs) and Elijah Brinkman (6 sacks). The key Saturday is making sure the kids are emotionally ready to go, that we

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have given them the support they and the family need and try to put them in the best possible position for them to win. Honestly, I have no idea what to expect in this game, Schulte explained. The Jays (10-3) got this far with a 28-20 survival against Leipsic last Saturday. We knew they were a very good football team and we found that out last Saturday, the coach added. We showed the heart, grit and courage weve shown all year. It came down to this; we found a way to win. Our defense, offense and special teams made just enough plays at the right time for us to survive. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
ST. JOHNS STARTING LINEUP OFFENSE: Left Tackle: Alex Wehri 5-10 205 Sr. Left Guard: Seth Bockey 6-2 225 Jr. Center: Brice Schulte 5-10 183 Sr. Right Guard: Adam Haunhorst 6-2 200 Sr. Right Tackle: Drew Neumeier 6-0 232 Sr. Tight End: David Lindeman 6-2 180 Sr. Split End: Tanner Calvelage 6-0 187 Sr. Wing: Ryan Densel 6-0 162 Sr. Quarterback: Mark Boggs 6-2 175 Jr. Fullback: Jordan Bergfeld 5-11 195 Jr. Tailback: Tyler Jettinghoff 6-0 183 Soph. Kicker: Josh Rode 6-0 175 Sr. DEFENSE: Left End: Josh Rode 6-0 173 Sr. Right End: Elijah Brinkman 5-11 180 Sr. Tackle: Logan Looser 5-9 163 Sr. Tackle: Brock Bonifas 5-10 205 Jr. Outs. Linebacker: Kyle Neumeier 5-11 189 Sr. Mike Linebacker: Brett Schwinnen 5-11 190 Jr. Outs. Linebacker: Cody Looser 6-2 185 Soph. Right Cornerback: Tanner Calvelage 6-0 187 Sr. Free Safety: Ryan Densel 6-0 162 Sr. Strong Safety: Garth Lucius 5-11 172 Sr. Left Cornerback: Ben Warnecke 6-1 160 Sr. Punter: Tanner Calvelage 6-0 187 Sr. ----2011 FOOTBALL RESULTS SJ Score Opponent Opp. Score 14 Lima CC 21 07 Detroit CC 14 07 Minster* 0 29 Anna* 21 35 St. Henry* 10 31 Versailles* 7 14 Coldwater* 17 35 Ft. Recovery* 14 21 Marion Local* 14 42 New Bremen* 21 * - Midwest Athletic Conference REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS (At Stadium Park) 54 Tol. Ott. Hills 0 REGIONAL SEMIFINALS (at Doyt Perry Field in BGSU) 35 Tiffin Calvert 0 REGIONAL FINALS (At Donnell Stadium, Findlay) 28 Leipsic 20

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Bluffton goes to 3-0 with 74-61 win over Ohio Mid-Western By Keisha Holtsberry

BLUFFTON Bluffton University mens basketball team defeated Ohio MidWestern 74-61 in the 2011-12 home opener on Wednesday. The Beavers stayed perfect, upping their season mark to 3-0. Bluffton jumped out to a 13-2 lead over the visitors less than six minutes in before the Rams used a 5-0 run to make the score 13-7 at the 14:20 mark. Nick Lee (Mt. Blanchard. Vanlue) and Dustin Kinn (Alvada/New Reigel) combined for all but three of Blufftons initial surge. Sophomore Will Pope (Somerville/Preble Shawnee) put in a layup to add two more points at the 13:44 mark. The Rams responded and knotted the game with just over 11 minutes left in the half. The Rams pulled ahead two minutes later and held the lead until the 7:32 mark when senior Nick Lee drilled a three to tie the game at 20. Ohio Mid-Western once again went ahead but junior Tyler Neal (Bluffton) answered with a pull-up jumper in the paint to tie the game. The Beavers then went on a 13-0 run, opening up a 35-22 margin with 1:15 left in the first half. The Rams countered with two buckets to make the score 35-26 at the break. The Rams came out ready to play in the second half and they trimmed the Beavers advantage down to four points during the first minute. The Beavers responded with an 8-2 run, capped with a layup by sophomore Dustin Kinn at the 16:22 mark. The Beavers took control following the spurt as the home team never let its lead fall below six. Bluffton ended its scoring for the night with a foul shot from sophomore Blade Tackett (Crestline/ Colonel Crawford) as the home team improved to 3-0 with the 74-61 victory. The home team hit 22-of50 (44.0 percent), while the

Rams made just 23-of-73 (31.5 percent). Bluffton finished 5-for-11 (45.5 percent) from behind the arc, while the Rams went 6-of-23 (26.1 percent). Bluffton pulled down 10 more rebounds than Ohio Mid-Western (46-36). The visitors had 16 turnovers, while the Beavers coughed it up 23 times. The Beavers were led by Lee with 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field. Kinn and Mychal Hill (London/Jon. Alder) added 17 and 16 points, respectively. Brent Farley (Lima/Shawnee) ripped down a game-high 10 boards and Nate Heckelman (Norwalk) collected seven caroms. The Bluffton University mens basketball team will host non-conference foe Hiram College 3 p.m. Saturday n Founders Hall.
Ohio Mid-Western 61 Brandon Smith 4-4-12, Josh Chancellor 4-0-8, Kadeem Palmer 2-0-5, Marquez Johnson 3-0-6, Nick McCoy 6-0-15, Nick Nichols 0-0-0, Gene Primus 4-5-15, Courtney Taylor 0-0-0, James Gaines 0-0-0, Paul Griffith 0-0-0, Josh Davis 0-0-0. Totals 23-73(31.5%) 9-13(69.2%) 61. Three-pointers: 6-23/26.1% (McCoy 3-8; Primus 2-5; Palmer 1-2; Taylor 0-3; Johnson 0-5). Rebounds: 36/18 off. (Smith 6). Assists: 14 (Primus 7). Steals: 14 (Primus/Taylor 3). Blocks: 4 (Smith 2). Turnovers: 16. Fouls: 28. Bluffton University 74 Nick Lee 7-5-21, Mychal Hill 3-8-16, Nate Heckelman 0-0-0, Dustin Kinn 6-5-17, Brent Farley 0-2-2, Tyler Neal 1-0-2, Steve Swick 0-2-2, Matt Weisenborn 0-0-0, Ryan Ebbeskotte 0-00, Blade Tackett 1-1-4, Josh Johnson 1-0-2, Dillon Long 0-0-0, Jon Fowler 0-0-0, Will Pope 3-2-8. Totals 22-50(44.05) 25-31(80.6%) 74. Three-pointers: 5-11/45.5% (Lee 2-3; Hill 2-5; Tackett 1-2; Johnson 0-1). Rebounds: 46/11 off. (Farley 10). Assists: 15 (Heckleman 5). Steals: 7 (Lee 2). Blocks: 3 (Farley 3). Turnovers: 23. Fouls: 14. Score by Halves: Ohio Mid-Western 26 35 - 61 Bluffton University 35 39 - 74 Officials: Larry Martin, Brian Bower, Moe Kincaid Technical fouls: Ohio Mid-Western-None. Bluffton University-None. Attendance: 500

Elida 13-week Football Stats: OFFENSE: TEAM: Points: 491 (37.8 per) Rushing: 321 rushes, 1,563 yards (120.2 per game), 28 Touchdowns Passing: 244-377-3,500(269.2 per)-8 INTs-36 TDs Turnover Ratio: plus-2 INDIVIDUAL: Rushing: Colin Blymeyer (188


attempts, 918 yards, 13 TDs); Reggie McAdams (73 for 394, 10); Desmond White (14 for 100, 2); Anthony Sumpter (8 for 72, 1). Receiving: Austin Etzler (88 for 1,551, 19 TDs); Brandon Stinson (53 for 741, 6); Jeremy Newby 42 for 677, 6); Nick Pauff (44 for 344, 3); Keaton Greeley (5 for 92, 1). Passing: Reggie McAdams 233-358-3,442-7 INTs-36 TDs. PATs/FGs: Nathon Jenkins 58-64/6-9 - 76 points Kickoff Returns: Aaron Fay 15 for 244 (16.3 per) Punt Returns: Brandon Stinson 11 for 151 (1 TD - 13.7 per) DEFENSE: TEAM: Points: 228 (17.5 per) Rushing: 529 rushes, 1,962 yards (150.9 per), 22 TDs Passing: 135-253-1,628(125.2 per)-8 INTs-9 TDs

INDIVIDUAL: Tackles: Quentin Poling 182; Anthony Sumpter 101; Jesse Wheeler 84; Dominic Painter 72; Chance Weitz 72. Interceptions: Quentin Poling 4 (31 yards); Kevin Russell 1 (22 yards - TD); Chance Weitz (1 (20 yards - TD); Brandon Stinson 1; Anthony Sumpter 1 (35). Punting: Austin Etzler: 17 punts, 661 yards (38.9 per)

By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS Agreed to terms with OF Grady Sizemore on a one-year contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALS Agreed to terms with LHP Bruce Chen on a two-year contract. LOS ANGELES ANGELS Agreed to terms with assistant general manager Matt Klentak on a multiyear contract. MINNESOTA TWINS Agreed to terms with C Ryan Doumit on a one-year contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYS Claimed C Brian Jeroloman off waivers from Pittsburgh. National League PITTSBURGH PIRATES Agreed to terms with OF Brandon Boggs, RHP Kyle Cofield, RHP Jose Diaz, C Jake Fox, RHP Shairon Martis and INF Stefan Welch on minor league contracts. Frontier League LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS Signed C Brian Erie and RHP Eric

Gonzalez-Diaz to contract extensions. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS Signed RHP Mickey Jannis and OF Rashad Taylor. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS Placed RB Fred Jackson on injured reserve. Signed RB Tashard Choice. CINCINNATI BENGALS Signed LB Bruce Davis to the practice squad. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS Claimed QB Kyle Orton of waivers from the Denver Broncos. Waived WR Keary Colbert. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Waived S Ross Ventrone. Signed OL Donald Thomas. Re-signed CB Josh Victorian to the practice squad. NEW YORK GIANTS Signed CB Will Blackmon. Placed CB Michael Coe on injured reserve. Re-signed DT Dwayne Hendricks to the practice squad. Terminated the practice squad contract of DE Craig Marshall.


By The Associated Press COLLEGE FOOTBALL COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) This is not the goodbye Texas A&M envisioned. Justin Tucker kicked a 40-yard field goal as time expired to give the Longhorns a 27-25 victory over Texas A&M in the likely end of a more than century-old rivalry. Texas A&Ms last Big 12 game and the 118th meeting between these bitter rivals before the Aggies depart for the Southeastern Conference next season was a thriller befitting one of college footballs oldest and most storied matchups. The Aggies were down 24-19 before Ryan Tannehill found Jeff Fuller on a 16-yard touchdown pass with 1:48 remaining. But the 2-point conversion failed, leaving A&M (6-6, 4-5 Big 12) ahead 25-24. TENNIS LONDON (AP) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga qualified for the semifinals in the ATP World Tour Finals at the expense of Rafael Nadal, beating the second-ranked Spaniard 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-3 in a decisive roundrobin match. Tsonga improved to 2-1 in group play while Nadal fell to 1-2, meaning the sixth-seeded Frenchman will join Roger Federer in the last four from Group B. It is the first time Tsonga has reached the semifinals at the season-ending tournament for the worlds top eight players,

while Nadal missed out for the second time in five appearances. Federer beat Mardy Fish 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 earlier to finish the group stage 3-0. David Ferrer also has qualified for the semifinals from Group A, with top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych in contention for the last spot going into the final group matches Friday. In perhaps the hardest-fought match of the tournament so far, Tsonga broke twice in the third set to go up 5-2. But he faltered in the next game, double-faulting three times to give Nadal renewed hope, only to bounce back and break the Spaniard at love. Tsonga sealed the win with a hard forehand winner. AUTO RACING AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Organizers for the proposed 2012 Formula One race in Texas say they have agreed to pay the sanctioning fee to secure a spot on next years F1 calendar. Circuit of the Americas spokesman Jeff Hahn said a check for the sanctioning fee was ready but wouldnt be sent until organizers receive a signed contract from F1. Hahn wouldnt disclose the amount of the fee. Last week, F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone said the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin would be canceled by the end of this week without a signed contract and proof of financing. Hahn said he wasnt aware of a response from F1 to the latest


ST. LOUIS RAMS Signed OT Thomas Welch from Buffalos practice squad. Placed CB Marquis Johnson on injured reserve. Signed CB Kendric Burney to the practice squad. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL Fined Los Angeles D Drew Doughty $2,500 for crosschecking St. Louis F T.J. Oshie into the boards during Tuesdays game. NASHVILLE PREDATORS Assigned F Niclas Bergfors to Milwaukee (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS Recalled C Tim Sestito from Albany (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Recalled F Dana Tyrell from Norfolk (AHL). American Hockey League BINGHAMTON SENATORS Assigned G Brian Stewart to Elmira (ECHL). PROVIDENCE BRUINS Signed F Adam Presizniuk to a professional tryout agreement. SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE

Recalled F Garrett Wilson from Cincinnati (ECHL). Central Hockey League FORT WAYNE KOMETS Signed G Alex Kangas. LAREDO BUCKS Signed F AJ Hau. Western Hockey League VICTORIA ROYALS Signed G Coleman Vollrath and D Brodie Clowes. SOCCER Major League Soccer NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION Waived F Alan Koger, D Otto Loewy and M Andrew Sousa. PHILADELPHIA UNION Waived G Thorne Holder and D Juan Diego Gonzalez. SPORTING KANSAS CITY Waived D Scott Lorenz, M Jeferson, M Milos Stojcev and M Craig Rocastle. TORONTO FCWaived S Javier Martina, D Demitrius Omphroy, D Eddy Viator, D Kyle Davies, MF Leandre Griffit, MF Matt Gold and MF Gianluca Zavarise.

statement from organizers. GOLF JOHANNESBURG (AP) Steven OHara and local favorite Jbe Kruger each shot a 7-under 65 to share the lead after the first round of the South African Open. The pair led a group of four South Africans by a stroke on the undulating Jack Nicklaus-designed course at Serengeti Golf Club. Two-time champion Retief Goosen (66) was in that group after hitting an eagle, seven birdies and three bogeys at the European Tour event. Defending champion Ernie Els began his defense with a 69. The five-time winner holed six birdies but also made three bogeys. Needing at least a fourth-place finish to retain his tour card next season, OHara picked up five birdies after starting at No. 10. He dropped a shot at the fourth his 13th but had another birdie and an eagle to finish strongly. DOPING COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) The anti-doping police are sending out a new message to the AARP crowd: Were keeping an eye on you, too. Looking more skeptically at events outside of elite and Olympic circles, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has suspended nine masters athletes for positive tests so far in 2011. That accounts for more than one-third of the 25 sanctions the agency has announced this year.

Among the masters to test positive was one competitor in his 50s and three in their 60s. The agency wants to cut down on what it says is an increasing number of older-age cheaters, an effort critics decry as petty and a waste of money for a cause that is already operating on limited resources. But cheating needs to be stopped throughout sports, the head of USADA says. LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Sports highest court completed a four-day hearing into Alberto Contadors doping case, and the Spanish rider must now wait until early next year to find out if he will be stripped of his 2010 Tour de France title. Contador made a final, personal appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport panel to complete his defense that eating contaminated steak caused his positive tests for clenbuterol during his third Tour victory. OLYMPICS SOCHI, Russia (AP) The president of the IOC has praised Russian organizers for making significant progress in preparations for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. Jacque Rogge is in the Black Sea resort for meetings of the European Olympic Committees. The IOC head was taken on a tour of the venues by Dmitry Chernyshenko, head of Sochis local organizing committee.

Packers still perfect, Suh Rookie RB Murray helps lift Dallas to Thanksgiving Day win under scrutiny again
By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT Aaron Rodgers shrugged off Detroits powerful pass rush and helped the Green Bay Packers stay perfect. This year, it was Ndamukong Suh who didnt finish the game. Rodgers threw two touchdown passes, and Green Bay took advantage of Suhs third-quarter ejection, pulling away for a 27-15 victory over the Lions on Thursday. It was a much better day for the Packers than their previous visit to Ford Field, when Rodgers was knocked out of the game with a concussion in a 7-3 loss last December. I felt it was an excellent character win for our football team, something we talked about at halftime. Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said. Im very proud of our football team to fight through adversity. Detroit is now facing serious adversity of its own. The Lions (7-4) have lost four of six since a 5-0 start, and three defensive backs were hurt Thursday. Detroit will also have to wait and see what kind of discipline could await Suh, who was dismissed after tangling with Packers offensive lineman Evan DietrichSmith. After being pushed off Dietrich-Smith, Suh stepped down hard with his right foot, appearing to make contact with Dietrich-Smiths right arm. Suh said he was trying to keep his balance while freeing himself from the brief scuffle. My intention was not to kick anybody, as I did not, removing myself, he said.
COLUMBUS (AP) Ohio State offensive coordinator Jim Bollman is blamed for everything that goes wrong when the Buckeyes have the ball and gets none of the credit when it goes right. He was asked to assess the job hes done this year.

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Oh, I dont know, he said in the days leading up to the Buckeyes showdown with Michigan at noon on Saturday. You catch me on that next week. ... But I know after the fact that you live and learn through some of these things and some things I certainly

I was on top of a guy, being pulled down, and trying to get up off the ground and why you see me pushing his helmet down, because Im trying to remove myself from the situation, and as Im getting up, Im getting pushed, so Im getting myself on balance. In less than two seasons as a pro, Suh has established himself as one of the games strongest and most athletic defensive linemen, but hes also received his share of fines. Suh requested and received a meeting earlier this season with Commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss his play. He said that dialogue was helpful, but now the league will have to decide whether more punishment be it a fine, a suspension or both is merited in this case. I cant speak on that, Suh said. I dont have a decision in that. In 2006, Albert Haynesworth, who was then with the Tennessee Titans, was suspended five games after swiping his cleats across the head of a helmetless Dallas player. Suhs stomp wasnt toward Dietrich-Smiths head, and the Green Bay player didnt seem too much worse for wear. Suhs penalty helped turn a close game into a rout. It came on third down when the Lions appeared to have forced Green Bay to settle for a short field goal. Instead, the Packers scored a touchdown moments later, taking a 14-0 lead on John Kuhns 1-yard run. We kept things between the whistles, Rodgers said. Thats how weve been coached, and we stayed disciplined.

The Packers now lead San Francisco by two games in the race for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The defending Super Bowl champions are 11-0 for the first time in franchise history and have won 17 straight games, including the playoffs. Were at 11 wins, McCarthy said. Once you get to 11 or 12, you start focusing on winning your division. After that comes home-field advantage, and after that comes winning the Super Bowl. Those are always the three goals in Green Bay. If a bonus goal comes up along the way, well deal with it, but those are the three we care about. Rodgers was 22 of 32 for 307 yards. He threw a 3-yard TD pass to Greg Jennings with 4:51 left in the first half to break a scoreless tie, and a 65-yarder to James Jones in the third for a 21-0 lead. Detroit dropped its eighth straight Thanksgiving game. The Lions lost two starting defensive backs early on, when cornerback Chris Houston and safety Louis Delmas left with knee injuries. Cornerback Brandon McDonald was also helped off in the second half. Kevin Smith, who had given the Detroit running game a much-needed boost last weekend when he ran for 140 yards against Carolina, went down with a right ankle injury. He said an X-ray was negative. Green Bay also had its share of injuries, to players like running back James Starks (ankle) and linebackers A.J. Hawk and Desmond Bishop (calves). But the situation become so dire for the Lions that wide receiver Rashied Davis was playing in the defensive backfield toward the end.

By JAIME ARON AP Pro Football Writer

ARLINGTON, Texas The blood began running early. On one of his first carries, DeMarco Murray skinned his elbows and stained his uniform, sending red streaks across the white numbers of his blue jersey and white pants. By the end when Murray was grinding out yard after yard and burning off precious time the look fit him and the Dallas Cowboys quite nicely. Murray churned out 27 yards on five straight carries in the final 2:41, setting up fellow rookie Dan Bailey for a 28-yard field goal as time expired that gave the Cowboys a 20-19 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday. The win was Dallas fourth straight and it guaranteed the Cowboys (7-4) would be atop the NFC East at the start of December. Theyre a half-game ahead of the New York Giants, who play at New Orleans on Monday night. If New York wins, the clubs would be tied. A Saints win would keep Dallas on top alone. Murrays evolvement from backup to featured back has transformed the Dallas offense. Hes mostly been a breakaway threat who has kept defenses from loading up to stop Romo. This late-game performance showed what a fully developed player he may be. He gained between 3 and 9 yards on five straight carries, taking the clock from 2:41 to :17 while forcing the Dolphins to burn their last

Harbaugh brothers meet in Ravens win over Niners

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) The Harbaugh brothers met in the middle of the field, hugged, expressed their love for each other and headed off in opposite directions. After their much-anticipated, oft-analyzed and historic confrontation was over, John and Jim Harbaugh expressed gratitude over having the opportunity to face each other on Thanksgiving. John was just little bit happier, of course, because his Baltimore Ravens beat Jims San Francisco 49ers 16-6 Thursday night. I felt really humble, just thankful, John said. Running across the field to my brother hes my best friend, along with Mom and Dad and my wife. You dont put yourself in many other coaches shoes, but you can put yourself in your brothers shoes. Im really proud of him. Although the 49ers (9-2) had their eight-game winning streak end, Jim Harbaugh was thankful for the experience of coaching against John in the first NFL game with two brothers on opposite sidelines as head coaches. I was proud to be part of it, proud to be part of the family, Jim said. I was thankful on Thanksgiving. It was a wonderful thing. Asked what he said to John, he replied, I congratulated him and told him I loved him. John, 49, and Jim, 47, grew up dueling each other in all sorts of games. Thiswas the first time their sibling rivalry was displayed on a national stage. During the final minute, John got a Gatorade bath from his players twice. After the game ended, the brothers hugged at midfield. Theres a saying that says, As iron sharpens iron, so does one

two timeouts. He showed his awareness best when he broke to the outside and fell rather than try gaining a few more yards and risking getting pushed out of bounds. I definitely knew what to do, Murray said. It was an awesome way to finish the game. The Dolphins (3-8) had four drives that got within 10 yards of the end zone, yet settled for field goals every time. Their only touchdown came on a 35-yard pass from Matt Moore to Brandon Marshall. However, Miami still nearly pulled it out. In the second half, the Dolphins scored on all but their final drive, and that was all it took to end a three-game winning streak. When you come into somebody elses place, those (deep drives) have got to be touchdowns, Miami coach Tony Sparano said. Theyve been touchdowns the last few weeks and thats why you win. Eighteen years after these teams played another Thanksgiving game decided on a last-second field goal one best remembered for Leon Letts gaffe on snow and ice conditions were so balmy that the glass end-zone doors at Cowboys Stadium were opened for the first time all season. Maybe thats what caused both teams to play so sloppy for so long. TV viewers, especially anyone fresh off a huge holiday meal, mightve dozed off watching the first half. But things got plenty inter-

esting after halftime. Moore led Miami on three straight scoring drives of at least 70 yards, the last putting the Dolphins up 19-17 with 7:14 left. Dallas punted on its ensuing drive, then Moore was finally stopped, too. Miami punted and Dez Bryant made a rare appearance as a returner, taking it 20 yards. Romo took over at the Cowboys 36-yard line with 2:59 left. Jason Witten went into the huddle and told teammates, We need this W, whatever it takes. No penalties. Weve got to get it there, left guard Montrae Holland said. Witten himself caught consecutive passes to put Dallas at the outer edge of Baileys range. Murray got it closer, then Bailey split the uprights. Thats what they are paying me to do, I guess to go out there and make kicks, said Bailey, who has made 26 in a row, one shy of the club record. Romo ended a streak of 128 straight passes without an interception, but he completed 22 of 34 for 226 yards. Many of those came while scrambling and some while also being hit or grabbed. He was patient waiting for a 5-yard touchdown pass to Laurent Robinson to develop, and the pair were in sync on an 18-yarder made with Romo moving to his left. He just kind of kept hanging in there, Garrett said. I thought he moved in the pocket really well. In critical situations, he ... allowed us to make plays.

National Football League By The Associated Press All Times EST AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New England 7 3 0 .700 293 N.Y. Jets 5 5 0 .500 228 Buffalo 5 5 0 .500 237 Miami 3 7 0 .300 193 South W L T Pct PF Houston 7 3 0 .700 273 Tennessee 5 5 0 .500 203 Jacksonville 3 7 0 .300 125 Indianapolis 0 10 0 .000 131 North W L T Pct PF Baltimore 7 3 0 .700 256 Pittsburgh 7 3 0 .700 220 Cincinnati 6 4 0 .600 236 Cleveland 4 6 0 .400 145 West W L T Pct PF Oakland 6 4 0 .600 235 Denver 5 5 0 .500 205 San Diego 4 6 0 .400 236 Kansas City 4 6 0 .400 144 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF Dallas 6 4 0 .600 250 N.Y. Giants 6 4 0 .600 228 Philadelphia 4 6 0 .400 237 Washington 3 7 0 .300 160 South W L T Pct PF New Orleans 7 3 0 .700 313

Atlanta Tampa Bay Carolina North 6 4 2 4 6 8 PA 203 217 253 186 PA 166 195 180 300 PA 176 179 195 193 PA 254 247 259 252 PA 206 228 213 205 PA 228 Green Bay Chicago Detroit Minnesota West San Francisco Seattle Arizona St. Louis W 11 7 7 2 W 9 4 3 2 L 0 3 4 8 L 1 6 7 8 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0

0 .600 235 213 0 .400 182 268 0 .200 225 286 Pct 1.000 .700 .636 .200 Pct .900 .400 .300 .200 PF 382 268 316 200 PF 256 168 190 120 PA 227 207 246 271 PA 145 209 236 247

National Hockey League By The Associated Press All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 22 12 6 4 28 67 53 Philadelphia 21 12 6 3 27 77 65 N.Y. Rangers 18 10 5 3 23 48 40 New Jersey 20 11 8 1 23 54 55 N.Y. Islanders 19 5 10 4 14 38 65 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 20 13 7 0 26 69 42 Toronto 22 12 8 2 26 70 70 Buffalo 21 12 8 1 25 61 55 Montreal 22 10 9 3 23 57 53 Ottawa 21 10 9 2 22 62 70 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 21 12 6 3 27 62 52 Washington 20 12 7 1 25 66 62 Tampa Bay 20 9 9 2 20 55 67 Winnipeg 21 8 9 4 20 61 69 Carolina 23 8 11 4 20 56 76 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 22 12 7 3 27 71 68 Detroit 20 12 7 1 25 58 46 St. Louis 21 11 8 2 24 53 48 Nashville 21 10 7 4 24 57 57 Columbus 21 5 13 3 13 48 72 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Minnesota 21 13 5 3 29 50 42 Edmonton 21 11 8 2 24 57 51 Vancouver 21 11 9 1 23 61 57 Colorado 22 9 12 1 19 56 68 Calgary 20 8 11 1 17 45 56 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 19 13 5 1 27 58 43 Dallas 21 13 8 0 26 56 57 Los Angeles 22 11 7 4 26 54 53 Phoenix 20 11 6 3 25 58 51 Anaheim 21 6 11 4 16 43 65 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesdays Games Boston 4, Buffalo 3, SO New Jersey 2, Columbus 1, SO Montreal 4, Carolina 3, SO Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, OT St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 2, OT Washington 4, Winnipeg 3, OT Detroit 5, Calgary 3 Florida 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Minnesota 3, Nashville 2 Dallas 3, Los Angeles 2, OT Phoenix 4, Anaheim 2 Vancouver 3, Colorado 0 San Jose 1, Chicago 0 Fridays Games Detroit at Boston, 1 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 3 p.m.


Thursdays Games Green Bay 27, Detroit 15 Miami at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. San Francisco at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m. Sundays Games Arizona at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Houston at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Carolina at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Chicago at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Washington at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Denver at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. New England at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Kansas City, 8:20 p.m. Mondays Game N.Y. Giants at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 Philadelphia at Seattle, 8:20 p.m.

Montreal at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Edmonton at Minnesota, 4 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 4 p.m. Chicago at Anaheim, 4 p.m. Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Carolina, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Columbus, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Toronto at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Vancouver at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

would have done differently and made some different adjustments. But, again, you are just trying to get everything going and get that kind of consistent rhythm and keep improving. Hes aware hes a polarizing figure for many Buckeyes fans who believe the Buckeyes are too conservative on offense. I am a polarizing person? To whom? he said. That is always going to be part of this job and that doesnt matter. People have thought that when (Jim Tressel) was here and it didnt matter. People are going to think that. Everybody knows how to coach this game better than we do anyway. That is all part of the situation. They are not there at practice and they dont know what people know and see what goes on and dont understand the inner workings. It is part of the situation, you sometimes got to go back and remember why you do this. Why you are given a chance to do this, who you are trying to help and who you are trying bring along and raise. It is not for all the naysayers. It was suggested that people who score lots of points in football video games figure they can also do it on Saturday afternoons at the Horseshoe. I know that. That is part of what the game has become, part of the magnitude of the game, he said. That is the way it is. My daughters are probably no different than that either. He said his daughters dont give him a hard time over his calls. No, not often, he said with a laugh. They will ask questions too, they are no different than you guys.

man sharpen another, Jim said. And I have to say my brother John is the sharpest iron Ive ever encountered in my life. The Ravens (8-3) sacked 49ers quarterback Alex Smith nine times, tying a franchise record, despite playing without middle linebacker Ray Lewis, the teams leading tackler and spiritual leader. Lewis was inactive for a second straight game with a foot injury.

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There is nothing new about church leaders arguing over worship, including whether the rites have become too casual or superficial. Take St. John Chrysostom, for example, who complained about the irreverence he saw in the churches of Constantinople. Back in the old days, he said, people knew what it meant to solemnly observe the holy mysteries. Alas, some believers seemed to be going through the motions -- in the fourth century. The archbishop urged his flock: When I say, Peace be unto you, and you say, And with your spirit, say it not with the voice only, but also with the mind; not in mouth only, but in understanding also. Some of those words will sound familiar for Catholics who have tuned into the fierce debates surrounding the historic changes that arrive in their sanctuaries on Sunday, Nov. 27, the first day of Advent. This is when, after eight years of work by a global commission of bishops, American Catholics will begin using a new English translation of the Novus Ordo Mass that, four decades ago, was approved by the Second Vatican Council. Critics say this new translation is too rigid and predict mass confusion in the pews. Supporters insist that its complex and poetic cadences more accurately reflect the Latin

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source text and will bring American Catholics into harmony with Catholics worldwide who use similar translations in their own languages. No one disputes the sweeping nature of the changes, said Anthony Esolen, who teaches English at Providence College. So far, he has written 90,000 words of commentary on the Latin text and this new translation for the Magnificat Roman Missal Companion. The bottom line: Rome ordered a new English translation of every prayer said at every Mass for every day of the year and every purpose for which a Mass may be said, he said. Worshippers should prepare for many phrases that will sound both new and old. These prayers are theological and scriptural poems, he explained. Everything in the Latin is built on scriptural language and images. ... Once you see all of these verba-

tim words of scripture, the argument of how to do the translation is essentially over. All of these clear references to scripture needed to be in the new translation. You dont have much of a choice. One of the most obvious changes comes at the beginning, when the priest faces his congregation and says, The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In shorter versions of this invocation, the priest will either say, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ or The Lord be with you. After 40 years of responding with And also with you, American Catholics will now reply using the ancient phrase, And with your spirit -- which is et cum spiritu tuo in Latin. This new translation goes downhill from there, according to Bishop Donald Trautman of Erie, Pa., former chair of the U.S. bishops liturgy commission. When the bishops at the Second Vatican Council made the historic decision that the liturgy of the church should be in the vernacular, there was no mention of sacred language or vocabulary, he argued, in a muchquoted analysis for the progressive magazine U.S. Catholic. The councils intent was pastoral -- to

have the liturgy of the church prayed in living languages. Translated liturgical texts should be reverent, noble, inspiring and uplifting, but that does not mean archaic, remote or incomprehensible. While the translated texts of the new Missal must be accurate and faithful to the Latin original, they must also be intelligible, proclaimable and grammatically correct. Regrettably the new translation fails in this regard. The Vaticans instructions to the translators, said Esolen, did stress that pompous and superfluous language must be avoided. However, this doesnt mean that the poetic touches found in the Latin -- such as venerable hands of the Lord, immaculate victim, consubstantial, it is truly right and just, the Powers of heaven and many others -- will repel modern worshippers. Pious language, he added, can have a holy purpose. After all, its possible that if Catholics are never asked to turn to God and use words like beg, implore or even pray, theres a good chance they will forget how to beg, implore and even to pray.
(Terry Mattingly is the director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and leads the project to study religion and the news.)

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By BETH DUFF-BROWN Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO Anti-Wall Street demonstrators in encampments around the country spent Thanksgiving serving turkey, donating time in solidarity with the protest movement and, in some cases, confronting police. In San Francisco, 400 occupiers at a plaza in the financial district were served traditional Thanksgiving fixings sent by the renowned Glide Memorial Church to volunteers and supporters of the movement fighting social and economic inequality. We are thankful that we are, first and foremost, in a country where we can protest, said the Rev. Cecil Williams, the founder of Glide and a fixture in the citys activist community. And we are thankful that we believe that there are things that could be worked out and that we have a sense of hope. But we know that hope only comes when you make a stand. While thing were peaceful in San Francisco, the situation became heated in Oakland when police say a truck driver tried to deliver portable rest room to protesters at Frank Ogawa Plaza. When officers ordered the driver to leave because he had no permit, police and about 150 protesters squared off, according to police spokeswoman Johnna Watson. One person was arrested, Watson said. In New York, a squabble erupted when police ordered a halt to drumming by protesters at an otherwise traditional holiday meal. About 500 protesters were digging into donated turkey and trimmings at lower Manhattans Zuccotti Park when police told a drummer to drop playing. About 200 protesters surrounded a group of about 30 officers and began shouting in the park where the Occupy movement was launched Sept. 17. Why dont you arrest the drummers in the Thanksgiving parade? a protester hollered. A van rolled up with more officers, but they stayed back as protesters eventually decided to call off the drumming and return to their food. Tensions have run high at the park since campers were evicted Nov. 15. In San Diego, four Occupy protesters were arrested between midnight and 2 a.m. Thursday at an encampment at the Citys Civic Center Plaza, said Officer David Stafford. Three were taken into custody for sleeping overnight in public, while the fourth was arrested for spitting on an officer, Stafford said. Demonstrators nationwide say they are protesting corporate greed and the concentration of wealth in the upper 1 percent of the American population. The movement was triggered by the high rate of unemployment and foreclosures, as well as the growing perception that big banks and corporations are not paying their fair share of taxes, yet are taking in huge bonuses while most Americans have seen their incomes drop. In upstate New York, Danny Cashman, 25, an Afghanistan war veteran who works for a company that resells cellphones, said he sleeps at least three nights a week at an encampment in Rochester to

Crews hunt for victims in AZ crash that killed 6

By BOB CHRISTIE and WALTER BERRY Associated Press PHOENIX Crews hunted through crags and outcroppings of a mountaintop area just east of Phoenix, searching for victims of a fiery plane crash that killed all six people aboard, including the pilot and his three young children. The family and two other adults were headed for Thanksgiving weekend in southeastern Arizona when the twin-engine plane traveling at 200 mph slammed into a sheer cliff in the milehigh Superstition Mountains an hour after sundown Wednesday, authorities said. The aircraft exploded in flames, split apart and scattered burning debris. No one could have survived that crash, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said Thursday. The body of one child was recovered and dozens of sheriffs search and rescue personnel worked Thursday to recover the remains of the other victims. Babeu said he personally notified the mother late Wednesday. The woman, who is divorced from the childrens father, is also a pilot. This is their entire family its terrible, Babeu said. Our hearts go out to the mom and the (families) of all the crash victims. We have has so many people that are working this day, and we just want to support them and embrace them and try to bring closure to this tragedy. By coincidence, a search and rescue team was in the craggy, jutting mountains searching for three missing teenagers Wednesday evening and saw the explosion, Babeu said. The searchers found the teens, then went up the mountain to try to reach the crash site. Ten deputies who spent the night on the mountain were relieved by 10 more early Thursday. They and dozens of volunteers began searching the crash site at first light. Video from news helicopters Thursday morning showed the wreckage strewn at the bottom of a blackened cliff. This is not a rescue mission, but that of recovery, Babeu said. The dead included pilot Shawn Perry, 39, his two sons and his daughter, Babeu said. Morgan Perry, 9, Logan

show his solidarity with the movement. For today, this is my family, Cashman said as he dug into a chicken dinner at the 35-tent encampment in tiny Washington Square Park. We have a great brotherhood, great friends, a great community. In Los Angeles, where more than 480 tents have been erected on the lawns of City Hall, activist Teri Adaju, 46, said she typically serves dinner to homeless people on Thanksgiving and knows that many at the Los Angeles encampment were just that. Still, she added, Everybodys in good cheer. In Las Vegas, Occupy protesters had a potluck meal at their campsite near the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Organizer Sebring Frehner said he was happy to skip his traditional meal at home. Instead of hunkering down with five or six close individuals in your home, people you probably see all of the time anyway, you are celebrating Thanksgiving with many different families kind of like the original Thanksgiving, Frehner said. Trisha Carr, 35, spent her holiday at the Occupy encampment at City Hall in Philadelphia. She has been out of work for more than two years and lost her car and home. Shes been living in an Occupy tent for two weeks. Some days are harder than others, she said. The sunny, crisp weather Thursday put her in a good mood, and she watched the annual Thanksgiving parade before coming back to the encampment for a plate full of turkey and fixings.

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PHILADELPHIA Family and friends of three American students arrested during a protest in Cairo waited anxiously today for news that they had been released from police custody. Derrik Sweeney, Luke Gates and Gregory Porter, who attend the American University in Cairo, were Attorney arrested on the roof of a uniTheodore Simon versity building near Cairos His parents released a iconic Tahrir Square on Sunday. Officials accused statement Thursday through them of throwing firebombs the school, saying they were at security forces fighting extremely happy to hear that their son would soon be with protesters. A court in Egypt ordered released. This has been a difficult the release of the students, a lawyer in Philadelphia con- situation, and while we are disappointed that he will be firmed Thursday. Attorney Theodore Simon, held a few days longer to who represents Porter, a complete administrative pro19-year-old student at Drexel cedures related to his release, University in Philadelphia, were confident he will be said he spoke by phone with home soon, Bill and Sharon Porter, describing the stu- Gates wrote. The State Department dents demeanor as calm released a statement saying it and measured, demonstrating a maturity well beyond his 19 was trying to independently confirm the reports of the years. He was extremely thank- students release. Earlier Thursday, Egypt ful and appreciative for our efforts and the unconditional officials said the Abdeen support of his mother and Court in Cairo had ordered their release. They spoke father, Simon said. Porter is from Glenside, on condition of anonymity Pa., a suburb of Philadelphia. because they are not authoSweeneys mother, Joy rized to speak to the media. Sweeney, said she is abso- They did not say when the lutely elated at the news of students would be released. Joy Sweeney said she her 19-year-old sons release. wasnt sure when her son, I cant wait to give him a huge hug and tell him how much I love him, she said, STRESS FREE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING adding that the news of the court order was the best Thanksgiving gift. STRESS FREE CHRISTMAS SHOPPIN The 21-year-old Gates is a student at Indiana University.

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By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writers WASHINGTON At the start of the critical holiday shopping season, the economy received a dose of mixed news Wednesday. Consumers barely increased their spending in October, and businesses pulled back on investment in long-lasting manufactured goods. Still, Americans pay rose by the most in seven months, a sign they may spend more in coming weeks. Some economists were discouraged by the reports, especially after a separate report earlier this month showed Americans spent more on retail goods in October for the fifth straight month. Paul Dales, a senior U.S. economist with Capital Economics, said the slower consumer spending growth and decline in business investment suggest economic growth in the October-December quarter could be weaker than first thought. He now expects just 2.5 percent growth, instead of 3 percent. Consumer spending increased 0.1 percent last month, the Commerce Department said. It was the poorest gain in four months. Yet people continued to spend more on cars and electronics, analysts noted. Spending on longer-lasting goods rose a solid 0.8 percent. Part of that reflected the introduction of the Apple iPhone 4S last month. People cut back on non-durable purchases, such as clothing and food. And spending on services, which represent two-thirds of consumer spending, barely grew. That led many analysts to speculate that consumers might be giving up vacations and eating out less because of the weak economy. Todays report was a good reminder that much of what consumers spend their money is not purchased at the shopping mall, but is rather spent on their homes and on their health, said James Marple, senior economist at TD Economics. With services spending making up 65 percent of total consumption expenditures, the poor performance here more than made up for the continued gains in spending on goods. Perhaps the best news in the report was that Americans earned more in October after five straight months of paltry pay increases. Income rose 0.4 percent last month, the best showing since March. Private wages and salaries drove the gain. And when subtracting taxes and adjusting for inflation, income rose 0.3 percent in October. Many Americans chose to save the extra money. The savings rate ticked up to 3.5 percent of after-tax incomes from 3.3 percent in September the lowest level since December 2007, the month the recession started. Some economists had predicted consumer spending would slow because Americans spent more over the summer while earning less. Consumer spending is important because it makes up 70 percent of economic activity. Another concern: businesses cut orders for durable goods in October, the Commerce Department said in a separate report. The 0.7 percent decline was largely because of a big drop in volatile commercial aircraft orders. Still, spending on so-called core capital goods, which are considered a good proxy for business investment plans, dropped by the most since January. That followed two straight months of gains. Durable goods are products expected to last at least three years. Orders tend to fluctuate sharply from month to month. A third report showed the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week to a seasonally adjusted 393,000 after two months of steady declines. The four-week average of applications, which smooths week-to-week fluctuations, fell to its lowest level since April, the Labor Department said. The downward trend suggests companies are laying off fewer workers.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Drought puts damper on tree farmers Christmas

By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI Associated Press NEW CANEY, Texas Dry, brown grass crunches underfoot as David Barfield walks through his 45-acre Christmas tree farm pointing at evergreens covered with brittle, rust-colored needles. Dead tree, dead tree, dead tree, he says, shaking his head at dry timber he hoped would be chopped down by parents with excited children. Instead, Mother Nature delivered the Grinch in the form of a historic drought that has killed thousands of trees across Texas and Oklahoma. Some died of thirst. Others were destroyed by wildfires, whose breadth and intensity were magnified when wind swept the flames across parched landscape. Most farmers plan to import trees from North Carolina to supplement any they have left, said Marshall Cathey, president of the Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association. They say they arent planning to raise prices because consumers are reluctant to pay more than $40 or $50 for a Christmas tree, especially in the poor economy. But families hoping for a homegrown tree to cut down will have a harder time finding one, and dozens of farmers are struggling. Possibly most painful for these growers are the deaths of the youngest saplings, which guarantee the droughts effect will be felt for years to come. Its depressing, it really is, said Barfield, 53. This was going to be our retirement. He and his wife, Karen, 49, bought the farm about six years ago with dreams of retiring from Texas oil fields and spending their final years peddling the Christmas spirit with fresh-cut trees, marshmallow roasts and hayrides in a red-and-white sleigh. They planted 20 acres of evergreen trees. Now, barely two years after Karen Barfield retired to work the farm, she has returned fulltime to her job selling explosion-proof enclosures to the oil industry. David Barfield has increased his hours doing part-time electronic work. Instead of selling some 400 homegrown trees as they do in a good year, they will be lucky to sell 100 nearly all Frasier firs brought in from North Carolina. And theyre not certain that will be enough to cover their property taxes. Barfield says he can only charge $50 for a North Carolina fir just $10 more than he pays for them. Eight (trees) died within the last week, Barfield said, continuing his walk through his farm in New Caney. These were all green a week ago. The drought has been hurting us real bad. But at least he and his wife have other income. Others have not fared as well. We lost probably 90 percent of our trees, said

The economy grew at a rate of 2 percent in the July-September quarter. The modest growth is not nearly enough to lower the unemployment rate, which has been stuck near 9 percent for more than two years. Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff Economic Advisors, said it was possible that the weak consumer spending last month could be temporary, given that the trend in service spending had been more positive in recent months. Naroff said spending should rebound to support economic growth of roughly 3.5 percent in the final three months of the year. Many Americans could take home less next year if Congress doesnt extend a Social Security tax cut and emergency unemployment benefits. Both expire at the end of this year. The Social Security tax cut gave most Americans an extra $1,000 to $2,000 this year. If long-term unemployment benefits expire, roughly 6 million families could lose an average of $300 per week. For some, thats their only source of income. Both changes would leave Americans with an estimated $165 billion less to spend. The Federal Reserve expects the economy to grow only 2.7 percent next year, and economists say the expiration of the two programs could reduce growth by a full percentage point.

Jean Raisey, 79, whos run a 10-acre Christmas tree farm in Purcell, Okla., with her husband since 1985. The other 10 percent are dying now, she said. Weve had to hire a contractor and pull all the dead and all the live trees, she said. And were out of business. Cathey, who owns the 50-acre Elves Farm in Denison, Texas, a town about 75 miles north of Dallas, said he has spoken to many of Texas 120 Christmas tree farmers in recent months. Long stretches of triple-degree heat, he said, harmed the trees as much as the lack of rain. And the drought has been bad. In Texas, less than 11 inches of rain fell this year compared to an annual average of almost 24 inches. In Oklahoma, there has been about 18.7 inches of rain this year compared to a long-term average of 30 inches. All trees have been hard-hit by the lack of rain.

The Outstanding National Debt as of 6 a.m. Today was $15,049,354,120,836. The estimated population of the United States is 311,725,474, so each citizens share of this debt is $48,278. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.98 billion per day since Sept. 28, 2007.

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DEAR DOCTOR K: My mothers hands are shaking more than usual lately. She has made an appointment with her doctor, but in the meantime, can you tell me if shaking is always a sign of something serious like Parkinsons disease? DEAR READER: The shaking in your mothers hands is called a tremor. Tremors can affect the hands, limbs, head or voice. The actress Katherine Hepburn developed tremors of her head and voice in her later years. A person cant control a tremor. Most of us can get temporary tremors as a normal reaction to fear, anger, or when we are simply too tired or worn out. Too much caffeine or nicotine (in heavy smokers) can cause a tremor. So can withdrawal from an addictive substance (powerful painkillers or alcohol). Many commonly prescribed drugs also can cause a tremor. Examples include drugs used to treat depression such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), tricyclics and lithium; the asthma drugs terbutaline and theophylline; and potent anti-inflammatory drugs such as prednisone. Lowering the dose of these medicines may reduce the tremor. One fairly common disease, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) can cause tremor. A patient of mine who came for an annual checkup said her hands had started shaking. She also had a rapid heart rate, even at rest. I ordered blood tests that confirmed she had hyperthyroidism. Treatment fixed her thyroid, and her tremor. Two other common kinds of tremor are essential tremor and Parkinsonism. Like you, many of my patients with a tremor worry that they have Parkinsons disease, but essential tremor is much more common. It is usually easy to tell the difference. Essential tremor is most noticeable when a person is in action. It can come on when someone is doing everyday things

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The 2011 edition of St. Johns varsity football has, front from left, Jordan Bergfeld, Austin Reindel, Ryan Densel, Josh Rode, Kyle Neumeier, Austin Jostpille, Ben Warnecke, Dylan Krendl, Tanner Calvelage and Brian Lisk; row two, Alex Wehri, Brice Schulte, Chris Will, Austin Sheeter, Garth Lucius, Drew Neumeier, Logan Looser, Adam Haunhorst, David Lindeman, Aaron Ledyard and Alex Clark; row three, Kent Staup, Mark Boggs, Seth Bockey, Dylan Stump, Dalton Nagel, Kody White, Andrew Grothouse, Ben Youngpeter, Troy Warnecke, Brett Schwinnen, Jake Hays and Austin Wolke; row four, Will Buettner, Justin Thornton, Andrew Metzger, Isaac Altenburger, Luke Wrasman, Jared Knebel, Aaron Deffenbaugh, Clay Courtney, Brock Bonifas, Jason Wittler, Andy May, Kyle Pohlman and Ben Wrasman; row five, student manager Aaron Beck, Nate Schroeder, Luke MacLennan, Cody Looser, Ryan Schumaker, Spencer Ginter, Tyler Jettinghoff, Kellen Schomaeker and student managers Adrienne May and Kaiti Myers; row six, ball boys Colin White, Connor Hulihan, Jared Wurst, Brayden Kill, Braysen Schulte, Collin Fischer, and Landen Elwer; and back row, Tom Lane, A.T.C, assistant coaches Adam Lee, Steve Peanut Recker, Jerry Jackson and Dick Clark, head coach Todd Schulte and assistant coaches Dan Metzger, Sean Hulihan, Jason Bockey, Dr. Jerry Burgei and Neil Miller. Absent is Elijah Brinkman.
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Roomies not getting along

Dear Annie: I am a col- events.) My grandmother is aware lege sophomore and have been living with the same of some of the nasty things roommate for the past two my aunt has said. Is it wrong years. Ive known Max for me to tell my grandmother since high school, and we that she is mistreating the rest were good friends. Toward of the family? No one else the end of last semester, how- seems to think its worth it. ever, Max started to do things -- Boston College Girl Dear Boston: Grandma that really irked me, but I was stressed from finals and worries that she is the last thought maybe I was blowing family member who still cares it out of proportion. I figured about Aunt Josie. This is her child. She takes spending the sumher side because no mer without dealone else will. We ing with him would dont recommend clear things up, but you pit Grandma I was wrong. against her daughEvery time we ter. Instead, say speak, it has to that you miss her be an argument. and wish she would Regardless of the spend more time topic -- sports, poliwith the family. The tics, calculus -- his rest is up to her. opinion is the only Dear Annie: one that matters. He talks down to Annies Mailbox My heart goes out to Strong but me, claiming his classes are tougher than mine Broken, who has suffered and saying how stupid I for 40 years because of cruel am. Annie, I am a chemical bullying by a classmate and engineering major and have her friends. My recommendation in already taken (and aced) all of such cases is to transform the the classes he is currently in. Max comes from a well- hurt by helping others who to-do family and uses that have been similarly hurt. to show how much better he Bullying is such a problem is than everyone else. Any in schools today, with some money I have is because kids even taking their own I worked my butt off and lives. By simply talking to saved every penny. Since the school groups, church groups semester began, I have been and individuals, she could do so annoyed with him that Ive a world of good, both for decided to move out as soon those who are being bullied as possible. Unfortunately, and for those who are doing this may take a while, as I can the bullying. I have found that often only afford a dorm room right now. Any suggestions? -- Not when we give another that which we ourselves need, it Treated as an Equal Dear Equal: We think opens the doors for our own Max belittles you because he healing, and I truly wish that is insecure about his own intel- for her. -- N.C. Counselor Annies Mailbox is written lect and abilities. Sometimes being born into money cre- by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy ates the fear that without it, Sugar, longtime editors of the youd be nothing. Please talk Ann Landers column. Please to your residential advisor or e-mail your questions to the housing office and ask to, be transferred to another dorm or write to: Annies Mailbox, room. It may even be possible c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 to move out before the next W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045. semester begins. Until then, try to avoid Max as much as possible. Study in the library. Hang out in a friends room. Find other space to occupy. Dear Annie: My mother is one of 10 children. Two years ago, her older sister started a huge fight with a few of the siblings. Aunt Josie has been very nasty and also posted inappropriate messages on Facebook. Shes always been coddled because weve believed she has some mental health issues. Now, my family has chosen to quit speaking to her. The problem is that my grandmother is choosing sides. She hasnt visited our house for months, but is at Aunt Josies often. She also recently announced that she would not be attending one grandsons welcome home party because Aunt Josie isnt invited. (Mind you, Aunt Josie never invites any of us to her

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Tomorrows Horoscope
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2011 Chances are the year ahead will quickly prove whether the path youre on is the correct one. Do not make any unnecessary changes until you know for sure which way the worm is turning. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Avoid partaking with people who previously have been unlucky for you materially. Chances are nothing has changed, and such folk will continue to be ill-fated for you in money matters. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- As long as you are making your own decisions, things are likely to go quite well. Let someone else call the shots, and it could be another story. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Take some time to help instruct those who cant seem to grasp new ideas in a timely fashion, especially if it means the difference between success and failure for you and/or them. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- You might have a bit of trouble understanding what could get you in jeopardy, so dont engage in anything that might cause problems if things dont go exactly right. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- There are plenty of good buys out there without you having to think about which one is better; theyll all be great. Select the one that pleases you the most. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Get your most difficult tasks out of the way early while you have plenty of energy to take on those tough jobs. If you wait too long to do so, you wont have the fortitude to finish. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Dont fret if youre better at making money for someone else than you are for yourself. The rewards for doing so will come your way sooner than you think. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Do your homework if you want to make a good presentation about promoting something big. The more you know about your product, the easier it will be to sell. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -Although you may be in a good material cycle, dont discuss your financial situation with anyone. Someone with devious plans may bogart what you have in the hopper. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Having a friend who does things in novel ways can be interesting, but dont try to mimic their techniques. This person may be exaggerating what is really going on, anyway. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Be energetic and go after only big and potentially profitable targets, but be realistic about your means and ability to do so. You may collapse if you take on more than you can handle. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -By being so intense about everything, you will have a tendency to take something that is meant to be merely interesting far too seriously. Hang on to your sense of perspective.
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