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Trustees change meeting date

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Marion Township Trustees on March 26 has been rescheduled to 1 p.m. March 23. Meetings are held at the Township House on Kiggins Road.


Do you know what that burgers made of?

By J.M. HIRSCH AP Food Editor All this angst over pink slime has made one thing clear: We dont always know what were getting when we bite into a big juicy burger. Which leaves unanswered some of the most basic questions in the debate over what the meat industry calls lean finely textured beef, a processed meat filler that experts say has found its way into much of the ground beef consumed in the United States. But as a professional eater, I needed to know two things: What does this stuff do to the taste and texture of ground beef? And how can consumers know when theyre eating it? Neither answer came easily, the former because of the sheer volume of beef I needed to eat, the latter because of the rather opaque way ground beef is made. For schools, that opacity began to clear Thursday, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that as of the fall the National School Lunch Program will allow districts to choose ground beef that does not contain the product. Previously, it was difficult for schools to know whether the beef they bought from the feds had it or not. Thats because pink slime no matter what you call it or what you think of it really is made from beef and therefore doesnt need to be listed as a separate ingredient. But Thursdays announcement doesnt do much for the average consumer. At the grocer, a steak is a steak, and it is nearly always labeled by the cut of beef its from. There was a time when ground beef was similarly labeled and you knew at least roughly what part of the animal you were getting. And though some packages still indicate ground chuck or ground sirloin, today most is labeled simply as ground beef. Most consumers dont care. Theyd rather focus on another part of the label the fat percentage. And producers dont care. It has made it easier for them to take a more amalgamated approach to ground beef, using whatever cuts they want or have without worrying about spelling it out. Now introduce lean finely textured beef, and the meat picture is further muddied. The product is made from bits of meat left over from other cuts. Its heated and spun to remove the fat, then compressed into blocks for mixing into conventional ground beef. Because its so lean and inexpensive, producers often mix it into fattier meat to produce an overall leaner product. That means two packages labeled ground beef 80 percent lean may look and sound the same but be composed of

Patrol OVI checkpoint on SR 309 tonight

LIMA The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with Allen County Sheriffs Department and Lima Police Department, announced today that an OVI checkpoint will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight tonight on SR 309 in Allen County. The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. The checkpoint will also be held in conjunction with nearStacy Taff photos by saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol-related Jefferson High School senior Kayla Warnecke, center back, holds up the flower she created for her senior art project, injury and fatal crashes. for which Kreative Learning students helped her collect bottle caps. The piece is called Springtime in 3D. For those who plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before drinking. Dont let another life be lost for the senseless and selfish act of getting behind the wheel impaired.

Elida selling regional final tickets The Elida Athletic Department will sell boys basketball tickets until 3 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Saturday in the High School Activities Office for $6. Elida will play at 7 p.m. Saturday at UT. Thursdays Scores Girls State - Division III: Anna 58, LibertyBenton 41; Cols. Africentric 57, Smithville 37 Division IV: Arlington 55, Mansfield St. Peters 44; Berlin Hiland 53, New Madison Tri-Village 47 Boys Regionals Division II: Akr. SVSM 64, Akr. East 59; Cin. Taft 76, Day. Thurgood Marshall 67; Day. Dunbar 52, Cols. Eastmoor 35; Elida 77, Cle. Benedictine 72, OT; Mentor Lake Cath. 68, Struthers 39; Sandusky Perkins 67, Cols. Brookhaven 61 Partly cloudy Saturday with high in upper 70s and 40 percent chance of showers, storms. See page 2.


Preschoolers help Warnecke cap senior art project

BY STACY TAFF staff@delphosherald.com DELPHOS When Kayla Warnecke began her senior year this fall, she was faced with the challenge of creating a senior art project for her Art 5 class. After paying a visit to Nationwide Childrens Hospital, she was given the idea of collecting different colored bottle caps and using them to form pictures. With her mother, Laurie, being a teacher at Kreative Learning, Warnecke spends four out of five days at the preschool working with the kids. She thought it would be fun to include them in cap-collecting. I started this in October, so it took about three months for us to collect the caps for my flower project and about three weeks to put it together. There are 750 caps altogether, she said. After I was done with the flower, the kids kept bringing the caps in so we decided to just make another one. Since this week is Rainbow Week, we made a rainbow. In order to craft images like rainbows and flowers, specific colors of caps are needed. White is probably the easiest to

Jefferson senior Kayla Warnecke, second from left, enlisted the help of Kreative Learning students to collect assorted bottle caps for her senior art project. Students helping her place the finishing touches on a rainbow are Sylvia Longstreth, left, Jocelyn Langhals and Eric Macklin. find because people are always drinking bottled water, Warnecke said. Some are a lot harder to find, like purple and pink. Those caps are usually on cartons of milk and it seems like people dont drink as much milk anymore. Having collected caps for months, Warnecke says its a habit thats hard to See CAP, page 2


Its My Passion
BY STACY TAFF staff@delphosherald.com

Honigford loves to entertain others with song

DELPHOS St. Johns High School senior Katie Honigford has spent years nurturing her love of singing. When auditions for this years Ohio Has Talent rolled around, Honigfords friends and family urged her to try out. I had heard others at school were doing it and they were all saying Id do well because I enjoy performing, she said. So I made the decision to try out and I made it Ive performed in musicals in. before but never any contests. Contestants in Since its getting Ohio Has Talent closer, Ive been are left to prepare practicing every for their act alone. day. I think there They are also might be one required to provide group rehearsal, their own musical like the day of accompaniments if the contest or the needed. day before, but I have a karafor the most part, oke track I have to were on our bring for the song own. Honigford Im performing, Honigford, who Thank You For The Music, is also president of the St. by ABBA, Honigford said. Johns Choir, enjoys the feel-


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North Korea plans to launch long-range rocket

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) North Korea announced plans today to blast a satellite into space on the back of a long-range rocket, a surprise move that could jeopardize a weeksold agreement with the U.S. exchanging food aid for nuclear concessions. The North agreed to a moratorium on long-range launches as part of the deal with Washington, but argues that satellite launches are part of a peaceful space program that is exempt from international disarmament obligations. The U.S., South Korea and other critics say the rocket technology overlaps with belligerent uses and condemn the satellite program as a disguised way of testing military missiles in defiance of a U.N. ban. The launch is to take place three years after a similar launch in April 2009 drew widespread censure. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the announcement of the launch highly provocative. Such a missile launch would pose a threat to regional security and would also be inconsistent with North Koreas recent undertaking to refrain from long-range missile launches, she said in a statement, urging Pyongyang to abide by its international obligations. Japan urged Pyongyang to abandon the launch, calling it a violation of a U.N. resolution restricting the Norths use of ballistic missile technology, and South Koreas Foreign Ministry called the plans a grave provocation. Liftoff will take between April 12 and 16 from a west coast launch pad in North Phyongan province, a spokesman for the Korean Committee for Space Technology said in a statement carried by state media. He said the launch would be part of celebrations marking the April 15 centenary of the birth of North Koreas founder, Kim Il Sung. Pyongyangs announcement comes as North Koreas new leader, Kim Jong Un, seeks to solidify his rule of the nation of 24 million people in the wake of father Kim Jong Ils death in December. The window for the launch is important in terms of the domestic politics of the North, said Daniel Pinkston, an expert on North Koreas weapons programs at the International Crisis Group. He said the launch serves to underline North Koreas military capabilities and reinforce Kims fledgling rule. Such a launch aims to reinforce unity at home by provoking new tensions that

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different meats. One could be unadulterated ground beef made from cuts of meat containing 20 percent fat. The other could be made from poorer quality much fattier meat but cut with and made leaner by pink slime, a term coined by a federal microbiologist grossed out by it and now widely used by critics and food activists. How do you tell the difference? For the most part, you dont. You cant differentiate beef from beef, said Jeremy Russell, a spokesman for the National Meat Association, which represents processors, suppliers and exporters. Talking to your retailer would be the only way. So thats what I did. But it got me only partial answers. At grocer No. 1, the folks behind the butcher counter were able to show me one brand, a pricy all-natural ground beef that did not contain the meat filler. But for the many other and far less expensive varieties of ground beef? They had no way of knowing. Grocer No. 2 presented the opposite problem. The workers there found one brand that definitely did have the pink stuff, but they couldnt say whether any others did or didnt. And dont be fooled by the all-natural beef label at store No. 1. That term is unregulated, so it doesnt really mean anything. At another store, another brand of ground beef could be similarly labeled but still contain the meat filler. But the term organic is regulated, and that provides a

clue. If you can find it and are willing to pay the price ground beef labeled organic cannot contain lean finely textured beef. Despite the odds, I had lucked out. Between the two grocers, Id managed to identify two packages of 85 percent lean ground beef, one with pink slime and one without. Time to taste. By label alone, it was clear we were talking different beef demographics. The pink slimefree product bragged that it was minimally processed and that the cows had been raised without antibiotics, growth hormones or animal byproducts in their food. Price $5.99 per pound. The pink slime version? Just a minimalist compare and save. Price $3.09 per pound. Outwardly, they seemed the same: They smelled the same, and they looked basically the same, though the pink slime sample was slightly lighter in color. Until you touched them. The all-natural sample was slightly fattier to touch. That seemed odd, since both products should have the same fat content. For the taste test, I kept it simple and pure. I formed a half-pound of each ground beef into a thick burger patty, adding nothing to the meat. And though I prefer my burgers on the grill, I decided to fry these in a skillet because its easier to control the cooking, ensuring both would be cooked to the same degree and under the same conditions. I added nothing to the pan. Meat this fatty generally bleeds out a robust amount of grease, so I wasnt concerned with sticking. That was


will allow its leadership to portray the country as beset by hostile forces. A third nuclear test could be next, Pinkston said. The launch also jeopardizes the recent food aid deal with the U.S., he said. North Korea agreed last month to suspend uranium enrichment, place a moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests, and to allow back U.N. weapons inspectors in exchange for muchneeded food aid. Uranium enrichment is one way to make atomic bombs. In the past North Korea has also weaponized plutonium for nuclear devices. North Korea called the April 2009 launch a bid to send a communications satellite into space, but it was widely viewed in the West as a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions prohibiting North Korea from engaging in nuclear and ballistic missile activity. Shortly after the 2009 launch from an east coast station, Pyongyang declared that it would abandon six-nation negotiations on offering the North aid and concessions in exchange for nuclear disarmament. And weeks later, YOUNGSTOWN (AP) North Korea tested a nuclear device, the second in three Nine men have been indicted years earning the regime in Ohio on charges of beating two Youngstown State tightened U.N. sanctions. University fraternity recruits hospitalized with hazing injuries. The indictments were my second surprise. The pink returned Thursday by a slime patty released very little Mahoning County grand jury. fat during cooking. The other Each suspect was charged patty gave off two or three with two counts of felonious times as much. assault. About 5 minutes per side, A Youngstown State sophand I declared them mediumomore told a judge that he and rare. After giving them a few a friend were beaten so badly minutes to rest, I seasoned during pledging rituals for the them lightly with salt and pepKappa Alpha Psi fraternity per, then cut in. that they were hospitalized. First, the unadulterated He says pledges were beaten burger. The aroma was luswith fists, a paddle and wire cious. The meat was juicy, tenclothes hanger. der and nicely seared. Where The university says the fraId cut, juices slowly dribbled ternity will be suspended 15 out onto the plate, collecting years for the alleged off-camin a pool. The taste was savory pus hazing. Messages were and meaty, with big beefy flaleft Friday at fraternity headvor. The chew had just the quarters in Philadelphia. right texture, substantial but The (Youngstown) giving. Basically, everything Vindicator says the defenyou would want in a burger. dants were released on bond. The pink slime burger also No attorneys for them were was perfectly seared and drew listed in court records. me in with an equally alluring aroma. But no juices collected on the plate. Or dribbled out. Or were apparent in the meat in really any way. The taste By The Associated Press was OK. I took another Today is Friday, March 16, taste of the first burger, then back to the pink slime burger. the 76th day of 2012. There It was not bad. But nor was are 290 days left in the year. Todays Highlight in it good. It was flat. I added more salt. No. It was simply History: On March 16, 1912, future one-dimensional. And then there was the tex- first lady Pat Nixon was born ture. Unpleasantly chewy bits Thelma Catherine Ryan in of what I can only describe Ely, Nev. On this date: as gristle, though they were In 1521, Portuguese navinot visible, seemed to stud the meat of the pink slime gator Ferdinand Magellan burger. The result was a mealy reached the Philippines, where chew that, while not overtly he was killed by natives the unpleasant, didnt leave me following month. In 1751, James Madison, wanting another bite. Of course, I did take anoth- fourth president of the United er bite. In the interest of good States, was born in Port journalism, I ate both burgers Conway, Va. In 1802, President Thomas entirely. And then I felt sick. Im confident that has nothing Jefferson signed a measure authorizing the establishment to do with slime of any sort. of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

COLUMBUS (AP) A proposal in the Ohio House would require retailers to digitally track sales of some overthe-counter allergy and cold medications used to make the illegal drug methamphetamine. The Dayton Daily News reports today the bill sponsored by Republican state Rep. Terry Johnson of McDermott would allow real-time tracking of the medications through a national exchange. The legislation would apply to pseudoephedrine and ephedrine, ingredients used in at-home and portable meth labs that can lead to explosions and fires. Ohio in 2006 began requiring purchasers of pseudoephedrine to sign a log book, and officials say meth manufacturers turned to portable labs for smaller batches. The one pot or shake-andbake labs use a two-liter bottle or other container to mix ingredients. The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants supports the new proposal.

Virginia L. Wienken, 85, of Spencerville, died at 1:25 a.m. Friday at St. Ritas Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville.

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A girl, Leena Rose, was born March 7 at Lima Memorial Hospital to Jesse and Andrea Kill of Lima. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Denny and Connie Klausing, Mike and Sherry Rossfeld and Ron and Deb Kill of Delphos. Great-grandparents are Elmer and Rosie Fortener, Kenny and Mary Schnipke, Chuck and Jan Rossfeld, Sally Rossfeld, Joanne Klausing and the late Don Klausing, Ruth Weber and the late Louis Weber and the late John and Woody Kill.


Delphos Fire and Rescue was called to Ultimate Systems at 1450 N. Main St. at 9:26 p.m. Thursday for a dryer fire. The department responded with three pieces of equipment and 22 firefighters and other rescue personnel. A Fire and Rescue representative said the fire was quickly brought under control and the units were back on station at 10:22 p.m. It was lucky the fire was contained to an oven, he said. It was easily controlled and extinguished.

Scholars of the Day

St. Johns Scholar of the Day is Quincy Querry. Congratulations Quincy! Jeffersons Scholar of the Day is Hailey Brenneman. Congratulations Hailey!



High temperature Thursday in Delphos was 75 degrees, Students can pick up their low was 61. High a year ago awards in their school offices. today was 55, low was 39. Record high for today is 77, set in 1945. Record low is 8, set in 1941. (Continued from page 1) WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county unlearn. Associated Press You just get used to the routine of saving them. TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Even some of the kids are A 20 percent chance of show- still saving them, she said. ers and storms in the eve- I really enjoy working with ning. Lows in the upper 50s. the kids; they get so excitSoutheast winds 5 to 15 mph. ed about it. Especially the SATURDAY: Partly three who collected the most, cloudy with a 40 percent which were Eric Macklin, chance of showers and storms. Jocelyn Langhals and Sylvia Highs in the upper 70s. Longstreth. They were on Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph. cloud 9. Every time I come in SATURDAY NIGHT: here now, Eric has about five Becoming mostly cloudy. A of them for me. Its something 40 percent chance of showers new for them to do. They love and thunderstorms. Lows in it. This is probably one of the the upper 50s. South winds 5 most fun projects Ive done. to 10 mph. With caps still coming in, SUNDAY: Partly cloudy Warnecke says theyll probwith a 40 percent chance of ably make more projects just showers and storms. Highs in for the fun of it. the upper 70s. South winds 5 I definitely want to make to 10 mph. some more for here. I might SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly as well, since Ive got caps cloudy. A 20 percent chance of coming out of my head, she showers and storms in the eve- joked. Weve asked them ning. Lows in the upper 50s. what they want to make next. MONDAY, TUESDAY: A butterfly was suggested and Partly cloudy. Highs around one kid said a human. I think 80. Lows in the upper 50s. well probably stick with the TUESDAY NIGHT- butterfly. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: When Warnecke graduates, Mostly clear. Lows in the upper she hopes to study Medical 50s. Highs in the upper 70s. Technology at University of Northwestern Ohio.

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By JULIE PACE The Associated Press TOLEDO Make no mistake, the presidential campaign is well under way for the Democrats as well as the Republicans. Vice President Joe Biden called out Mitt Romney and other GOP rivals as being dead wrong about the auto bailout, a feisty ramping-up by President Barack Obamas top political surrogate even as the Republicans battle each other through the primaries. Bidens sharply worded attack marked a new offensive by Obamas re-election team as it seeks to set the terms for the general election while Romney and his GOP rivals are still mired in their partys nominating process. In keeping with tradition, Biden, as No. 2 on the ticket, will be the campaign enforcer, leveling targeted attacks on Republicans. And his speech before a boisterous, 500-person crowd at a United Auto Workers hall in politically crucial Ohio suggested its a role he plans to fully embrace. If you give any one of these guys the keys to the White House, they will bankrupt the middle class, Biden said of the Republican field. Gingrich and Romney and Santorum, they dont let the facts get in the way, he added. It was notable that Biden criticized the Republicans by name. He and Obama have generally refrained from doing that, aiming their criticism more generally at Republicans or opponents. As Biden campaigned in Ohio, the GOP presidential candidates fanned out across the country, including the U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico, on their hunt for delegates. Romney held fundraisers in New York, restocking his campaign ahead of caucuses Saturday in Missouri, where Rick Santorum and Romney have both invested substantial time. Puerto Rico is holding its primary on Sunday, drawing rare attention in the lengthy primary battle. In San Juan, Santorum tried to extricate himself from a flap he caused by saying that making English an official language should be a condition of statehood for Puerto Rico and that the island would need to ensure that English is spoken universally. Its set to hold a referendum on statehood in November and whether it becomes the 51st state is a critical issue there. I never said only English should be spoken here. Never did I even intimate that, Santorum told local reporters in El Capitolio, the islands Capitol building. What I said was that English had to be spoken as well as other obviously Spanish is going to be spoken, this would be a bilingual country. Gingrich, meanwhile, sought to build support in Illinois, which holds its primary next week. The former House speaker said he expected voters to give him another look once they grow tired of an advertising war between Santorum and Romney. I believe we need a visionary leader who is prepared to break out of politics as normal, Gingrich said in the chapel of Judson University in suburban Chicago. Republicans fired back at Biden. Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski said his speech was irrelevant to the needs of family budgets being stretched by everything from food prices to soaring prices at the pump. The vice presidents speech was the first of four events the Obama campaign has planned for Biden in the coming weeks. His task, campaign officials said, is to define the core issues of the campaign and draw a clear

Vantage FCCLA Early Childhood Education 2012 state qualifiers are, front from left, Lindsay Ruposky, Ashley Guelde, Heather Murphy, Brittney Laney and Summer Williams; row two, Brandy Hall, Nacole Mansfield, Angela Wells, Emily Croy, Kelsey Springer, Hope Nehls and Talina Ramsey; and back, Sara Detrick, Brittnay Poling, Ericka Zinser and Joseph Shoppell.

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contrast between the president and the Republican contenders. In Ohio, Bidens focus was squarely on the auto bailout, a policy the Obama team sees as emblematic of the differences between Obama and Romneys visions for the middle class. The vice president repeatedly singled out Romney, a Michigan native, for saying the government should let the auto industry go bankrupt. Gov. Romney said the market, Wall Street, would help lift them out. Wrong, Biden said. Any honest expert will tell you in 2009 no one was lining up to lend General Motors or Chrysler any money, or for that matter to lend money to anybody. That includes Bain Capital. They werent lining up to lend any money, he added. Bain Capital is the private equity firm Romney once headed. Biden was as aggressive in his defense of Obamas policies as he was in his criticism of the GOP. Of Obamas decision to press forward with the auto bailout, he said: The president didnt flinch. This is a man with steel in his spine. The day took Biden from a union hall, where he was greeted with chants of Go, Joe, Go! and Four More Years, to a shift change outside a Toledo Chrysler plant that makes steering columns to an elementary school in Perrysburg.

Vantage FCCLA Culinary Arts 2012 state qualifiers include, front from left, Emily Flaugh, Kayla Garb, Rebekahlynette Mason, Lexi Cummings and Bethanee Grote; and back, Mark Inkrott, Storm Sensabaugh, Caleb Lovejoy and Joe Smith.

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No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true. From The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, American author (1804-1864)

Bill could require reason for birth control cash

By PAUL DAVENPORT Associated Press PHOENIX Women in Arizona trying to get reimbursed for birth control drugs through their employer-provided health plan could be required to prove that they are taking it for a medical reason such as acne, rather than to prevent pregnancy. A bill nearing passage in the Republican-led Legislature allows all employers, not just religious institutions, to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage when doing so would violate their religious or moral beliefs. When a female worker uses birth control pills, which can be used to treat a number of medical conditions, the bill would allow an employer who opted out to require her to reveal what she was taking it for in order to get reimbursed. The bill thrusts the state into a raging national debate about religious freedom and birth control, sparked after the Obama administration required that employers must provide contraception coverage under the federal health care overhaul. By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press After objections from religious groups, the administration changed course, ordering that insurers, not employers, would have to pay for the coverage. Republicans, social conservatives and some religious groups believe the new order still violates their beliefs. We dont live in the Soviet Union, said the Arizona bills sponsor, Republican Rep. Debbie Lesko. And so government shouldnt be telling employers, Catholic organizations and mom and pop (businesses) to do something thats against their moral beliefs. Critics say the bill allows employers to violate their workers privacy. Leave the care of medicine to women and their doctors, said Democratic state Rep. Lela Alston. Arizona is among at least 26 states that generally require that health plans cover contraceptives, though its also among those that let churches and other religious entities opt out of providing the coverage, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Under the Arizona bill, employers who opt out could is hardly all bad. Wednesday was the best day weve had so far, said New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, who accompanied Romney to multiple events, including a donor breakfast in New York City. But its less encouraging for the campaign that the money is badly needed to refill coffers that had sunk close to their lowest levels since Romney launched his presidential effort last year. Its unclear if he will tap his own personal wealth. The former financial executive, whose personal wealth is estimated between $190 million and $250 million, loaned his 2008 presidential campaign $42 million. Top aide Eric Fehrnstrom says Romney has not loaned his campaign any new funds this cycle and has no plans to do so. Raising money to get through a protracted primary fight is clearly not how Romney wanted to be spending his spring. He had hoped to have wrapped up the nomination by now, giving him the freedom to raise money for the general election against Obama. The incumbent Democrat doesnt have a primary challenge, and already is well into running for reelection. Hes spending 14 hours today raising money; the biggest event is to be with actor/director Tyler Perry and musician Cee Lo Green in Atlanta.

One Year Ago The Delphos FFA Chapter recently celebrated FFA Week. Jefferson High School Custodian Jeff Caputo was chosen by a monetary vote of the student body to liplock with a pig. Samantha Vermule held the little porker while Caputo puckered up. 25 Years Ago 1987 Members of American Legion Post 268 Auxiliary prepared the annual perch dinner for the Fourth District Soldiers Relief conference. Among those assisting were Ruth Stump, Ruth Kleman, Corinne Granger, Esther Lemke, Mary King and Bertha Schmelzer. Over 126 dinners were served. A week ago Wayne Trace center Steve Hall saved his team in the sectional finals by blocking a last-second shot. On Saturday, his 15-foot jumper at the buzzer beat St. Johns 54-52 in the Elida District Tournament and sent the Raiders to the Class A regional for the second straight year. Delphos Young Farmers received awards at the Young Farmers and Farm Wives conference in Dayton. Those receiving awards were Jim Miller, area Young Farmer and corn efficiency award, Randy Pohlman, swine production, Mike Pohlman, corn yield and Chuck Hempfling, dairy award. Martha Miller of the Young Farm Wives took first place in the short story contest with her story entitled My Day Off. 50 Years Ago 1962 A song fest, led by Mrs. Marvin Spitnale, and a story hour was held Thursday afternoon at Trinity Methodist as Brownies of three local troops celebrated the 50th anniversary of Girl Scouting in America. At the close the afternoon refreshments were served by troop leaders Mrs. Don Allemeier, Mrs. Emmet Snyder, Mrs. Dale Van Meter, Mrs. Nelson Fry, Mrs. William Prine, Mrs. Tom Robinson and Mrs. Spitnale. Mrs. George Horine welcomed the members of the Sorosis Study Club to her home Thursday afternoon. Continuing the clubs topic of study for this year which is poetry, Mrs. Nile Brenneman used as her portion of the program Patriotic Poetry and Mrs. C. E. Marsh rounded the program with Nature Poems. Mrs. Charles H. Myers of Delphos, president of the Lima Deanery of the National Council of Catholic Women, was named as chairman of the diocesan convention to be held Nov. 1, 1962, at Lima Central High School, it was announced last Tuesday. The announcement was made at a diocesan board of directors meeting held in the Catholic Club at Toledo. 75 Years Ago 1937 The Jefferson boys glee club will go to Ada Saturday to participate in the Northwestern Ohio vocal ensemble competition. The Jefferson boys will sing two numbers. The glee club, consisting of 34 students, will go to Ada in automobiles. K. W. Findley, of the Jefferson music department, will direct and Frances Jones will serve as accompanist. Rev. Edmund F. Morman, Miller City, will celebrate his first solemn high mass at St. Nicholas Church at Miller City on Easter Sunday morning. Father Morman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Morman, Miller City, was ordained to the holy priesthood at St. Marys Mission House at Techny, Ill., March 7. He is a brother of Sister M. Damian, O.S.F. teacher in the school at Fort Jennings. Arrangements for the sale of Easter eggs were made Monday night when the members of the Phi Delta Sorority met at the home of Mrs. Paul Reinemeyer, West Fifth Street. This sale is scheduled for Easter Saturday and will be held in the City Stoker and Supply Company Store located in a room in the Phelan House block.


Ex-Ill. Gov. behind bars

Moderately confused

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) Convicted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich never allowed himself to even think about spending the next decade of his life behind bars. Less than an hour before he began serving his 14-year sentence on corruption charges, he could hardly say that word: prison. Now, he is Inmate No. 40892-424. With helicopters and TV news crews broadcasting his every move Thursday, the one-time golden boy of Illinois politics stepped out of a black SUV, the Colorado mountains on the horizon, and just before noon walked into the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood in suburban Denver. Inside, there was a protocol: full-body strip search, hand over all personal belongings. That means the man with a taste for fine Oxxford-label suits traded in his clothing, save for his wedding ring, for khaki prison garb and boots. Blagojevichs life will be strictly regimented. The impeached governor who was heard on the FBI wiretaps scoffing at earning a low six-figure salary will work a menial prison job, possibly cleaning bathrooms or doing landscape work, starting at 12 cents an hour. Guards take a half dozen head counts a day, including several overnight, and Blagojevich will be told what to do rather than give orders to sycophant aides, as he did while Illinois top executive. Hes going to be doing a lot of, yes sir and no sir, said Jim Laski, a former Chicago city clerk sentenced to two years in prison for corruption in 2006. Its a humbling, humiliating experience. But you have to take it. Blagojevichs fame outside wont do him any good inside, explained Jim Marcus, a Chicago-based defense attorney and former prosecutor. You say you were once governor of Illinois no one gives hoot, Marcus said. Prisoners are going to say, Youre in the same boat as me, pal. Now go clean the toilettes. Perhaps some good news for Blagojevich is that he wont have to shave off his trademark thick hair, though maintenance may pose challenges. Hair dryers, for instance, are prohibited. Ex-cons say Blagojevich must master unwritten codes in a world where normal rules dont apply. Among them: Never gazing at other inmates for longer than a second or two, least they take the stares as a sign of aggression. But undoubtedly the most difficult change will be living without his wife and their daughters Anne and 15-year-old Amy. In the prison, their contact will be limited to a few times a month and, when he does see his family, Blagojevich will be able to hug and kiss them once at the start of the visit and once at the end. Under federal rules, inmates must serve at least 85 percent of their terms. Thats nearly 12 years for Blagojevich, though his term could be reduced under a prison program. To fight boredom, the avid runner could jog on a prison track for the limited time inmates are allowed in the main yard, or he could read or play pool in a game room. Internet access and cellphones are prohibited.

Signs of financial strain showing up for Romney

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO The long and increasingly messy Republican presidential contest is starting to hit Mitt Romney where it hurts most: his wallet. New signs of financial stress are emerging in Romneys campaign, which has built a wide lead in delegates thanks in part to the might of his bank account and multistate operation. As rival Rick Santorums surprising strength keeps extending the nomination battle, Romney has scaled back expenses, trimmed field staff in some cases and begun to count more on free media coverage to reach voters. And hes still relying on an allied super political action committee to supplement his spending on expensive TV ads. This week, the former Massachusetts governor was forced to spend two days privately courting donors in the New York area, even as his Republican rivals were wooing voters ahead of pivotal elections in places like Illinois, where he hasnt been in four months, and as President Barack Obama was stockpiling cash for the fall general election fight. On Wednesday, Romney had five finance events in New York, all packed, raising about $3 million, with more set for Thursday. So the news By NANCY BENAC and DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press

make women provide documentation from their health care provider. Liza Love, a mental health worker, testified Monday before a Senate committee to oppose the bill, saying she would be required to disclose that she needed contraceptives to treat endometriosis, which is excessive growth of the uterine lining. Thats nothing that you as my employer ... have a right to know, she said. Opponents of the legislation suggested that the application process might violate a federal law on privacy of medical information. A supporter, Republican Rep. Edie Farnsworth, said it wouldnt because seeking reimbursements is voluntary. However, a legislative staff lawyer said its not clear whether the current opt-out or the expanded one violates other federal law, including the new contraception coverage mandate being implemented by the Obama administration. House Rules Attorney Tim Fleming noted that attorneys general for seven states sued to challenge the mandate on First Amendment grounds. As Romney reloads for his GOP fight, his chief Republican rival, Santorum, is showcasing new fundraising success. The once-lopsided money race between the top two Republican candidates has never been closer. For the month of February, Romney boasted his second-best fundraising month ever, taking in $11.5 million. Santorum, who has a vastly smaller organization to support, wasnt far off, with $9 million. For months, the former Pennsylvania senators campaign was marked by disorganization and a shoestring operation that largely depended upon passionate but inexperienced volunteers. Santorum has finally opened a national headquarters to replace the post office box that previously served that role. And hes added several paid staff. Romney aides acknowledge theyre looking at ways to reduce costs. The campaign stopped conducting expensive polling ahead of the Michigan primary. Instead, it now counts on lower-cost voter ID phone calls, which aides contend are nearly as accurate as internal polls. Romney also stopped using the 150-seat plane that could accommodate the press after Super Tuesday and is instead flying with a small group of aides and Secret Service agents on a smaller and cheaper aircraft.

Big White House do mixes celebs, political money

WASHINGTON Wednesdays giant state dinner for British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife the biggest ever thrown by Barack and Michelle Obama dished up a potent mix of celebrity glam, corporate heft and political money under an enormous party tent on the South Lawn. It is an election year, after all. The entertainment lineup also included a little something special for both couples: The Obamas are big admirers of Grammy-winner John Legend, and David and Samantha Cameron are huge fans of Mumford & Sons, a British folk rock band that warmed up the crowd for Legend. Obama, for his part, also is a big fan of Homeland actor Damian Lewis, who said on his way in that he planned to ask the president how he ever finds time to watch TV. Among the 360 people who scored golden tickets to the dinner were actor George Clooney, billionaire Warren Buffett, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, businessman Richard Branson, Apples Jony Ive and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, a big fundraiser for Obamas re-election campaign. In fact, more than 30 of the biggest financial backers of Obamas bid for a second term made the cut, according to an Associated Press review of the guest list. One anticipated guest at least by the Camerons was just not to be, a possible mix-up caused by what George Bernard Shaw called two nations separated by a common language. David Cameron revealed at a luncheon that his wife was thrilled to learn that her favorite movie star was coming. I said, Is it Ben Kingsley from Gandhi or Peter OToole from Lawrence of Arabia? Cameron said. No, its Chevy Chase from Caddyshack, Cameron said his wife had told him. But it turned out the only Chevy Chase on the invitation list was the Washington suburb of Chevy Chase, Md. the home address of one invitee. Apparently, a memo went out that blues were the color of the night. Both first ladies and a healthy share of their guests turned up in the color. Mrs. Obama wore Marchesa, to the delight of Weinstein and his wife, Georgina Chapman, the

designer of the first ladys gown. Both pronounced themselves surprised when reporters told them what the first lady was wearing. Obama gave the Camerons a sartorial thumbs-up as they arrived, declaring, They look better than us. During his dinner toast, Cameron complimented both wives while joking about his Tuesday night out with Obama at a college basketball game in Ohio. We have to have a guys night out because so often we find we are completely overshadowed by our beautiful wives, the prime minister said. The White House made sure to save a seat at the table for more than 30 of Obamas top fundraisers the socalled bundlers who each have helped raise at least $50,000 for the presidents re-election effort. A number of coveted seats went to supporters who have raised between $200,000 and $500,000 for Obama, and at least nine went to donors who have raised more than a half-million dollars for his campaign, according to the AP review. They include Weinstein, New York financier Orin Kramer and Miami public policy consultant Joseph Falk.


Friday, March 16, 2012

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Paws to Consider


The dawn of a new egg


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TODAY 1-4 p.m. Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9-11:30 a.m. Delphos Project Recycle at Delphos Fuel and Wash. 9 a.m. to noon Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. 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. 7 p.m. Bingo at St. Johns Little Theatre. SUNDAY 8-11:30 a.m. Knights of Columbus benefit for St. Johns School at the hall, Elida Ave. 1-3 p.m. The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. The Green Thumb Garden Club will meet at the Delphos Public Library for luncheon and program. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. Washington Township Trustees meet at the township house. Delphos City Council meets at the Delphos Municipal Building, 608 N. Canal St. 7:30 p.m. Jefferson Athletic Boosters meet at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. Delphos Eagles Auxiliary meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. Spencerville village council meets at the mayors office. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-3 p.m. Delphos Area Visiting Nurses offer free blood pressure checks at Delphos Discount Drugs. 6 p.m. Weight Watchers meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 211 E. Third St. 7 p.m. Delphos Area Art Guild (DAAG) meets in the second floor gallery of the Delphos Postal Museum of History at 339 N. Main St. 7:30 p.m. Elida School Board meets at the high school office. Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St.


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Friday, March 16, 2012

Future murky for UConn, Bulldogs seize 1stever regional win Calhoun after early exit
By NANCY ARMOUR The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. Several seconds were left on the clock and Connecticut still had one last possession. Jim Calhoun had seen more than enough, however. Leaving his seat before the final buzzer, he walked to the scorers table to exchange a quick handshake with Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg and then was gone. Maybe for good. Connecticut became the first defending national champion to lose its opening game since UCLA in 1996, its 77-64 loss to Iowa State on Thursday night one last disappointment in a season filled with them. Were talking about tonights game. Were not talking about me, Calhoun said curtly. Im going to get on the plane tomorrow, go home and do what I usually do and meet up with the team on Monday. My own personal thing, I dont think it has any relevance, to be honest with you. Oh, but it does. Calhoun is synonymous with UConn, the architect of three national titles with the Huskies and 855 career victories. But he turns 70 in May and the back problems that forced him to take a 1-month leave of absence were yet one more health crisis for the 3-time cancer survivor. He has said he did not retire last year in large part because he wanted to see through NCAA sanctions that resulted from recruiting violations in his program. Calhoun had to sit out the first three games of the Big East season and didnt want another coach to serve that penalty. Now, the team faces a possible banishment from the 2013 NCAA tournament and maybe longer because of past academic problems. In other games in Louisville: overall No. 1 seed Kentucky routed Western Kentucky 81-66; third-seeded Marquette held off 14th-seeded BYU 88-68; and sixthseeded Murray State outran 11th-seeded Colorado State 58-41. NCAA investigations and questions about Calhouns future have hung over UConn all year. In addition to Calhouns suspension at the start of the Big East season, freshman Ryan Boatright missed nine games after an NCAA investigation found he and his family took more than $8,000 in impermissible benefits before he enrolled at Connecticut. Connecticut withstood the turmoil until January, when things unraveled in spectacular fashion and with dizzying speed. The Huskies lost 11-of16, including 3-of-5 when Calhoun was out. Among the losses? A 21-point blowout at Louisville and an 18-point loss to Syracuse five days later. After trailing by as many as 22 points in the first half, UConn (20-14) cut the lead to 58-52 with 8:24 to play after three straight baskets by Boatright. But the Huskies couldnt get any closer, missing their next four shots and going scoreless for more than 5 1/2 minutes. Iowa State (23-10), meanwhile, got a big layup from Bubu Palo and an even bigger bucket from Chris Allen. Allen has played more NCAA tournament games than any player in the 68-team field after making back-to-back Final Fours with Michigan State in 2009 and 2010; his experience showed. He chased down his miss on a 3 from the corner and went up and under the basket, scoring to put Iowa State back in front 63-52 with 4:15 to play. UConn could never make another run and the Cyclones scored their last 14 points at the free-throw line. Royce White had a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds and Iowa State had a whopping 41-24 edge in rebounds. Shabazz Napier led the Huskies with 22 and Jeremy Lamb had 19. The eighth-seeded Cyclones now face Kentucky, which was never seriously threatened by the Hilltoppers (16-19). Terrence Jones had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Doron Lamb added 16 points for Kentucky. Freshman and player of the year candidate Anthony Davis added 16 points, nine rebounds and seven blocks for Kentucky, which improved to 33-2. Western Kentucky (16-19) saw its improbable 7-game winning streak end. Freshman T.J. Price scored 16 of his career-high 21 points in the first half before fouling out. After leading by as many as 19 points in the first half, Marquette saw its lead dwindle to 52-46 with 15:26 to play. But Darius JohnsonOdom and Jae Crowder came up with one big shot after another and the Cougars couldnt duplicate their big comeback in the First Four. Cheered on by a vocal home crowd, Murray State (31-1) broke the game open with an 18-2 run in the second half. Isaiah Canaan had 15 points and Donte Poole added 13 despite breaking his nose when he took an inadvertent elbow to the face. Marquette (26-7) will play Murray State in the third round Saturday.
EAST REGIONAL No. 1 SYRACUSE 72, No. 16 UNCASHEVILLE 65 PITTSBURGH Reserve forward James Southerland had 15 points and a season-high eight rebounds and Syracuse avoided becoming the first No. 1 seed to lose to a 16 when it rallied for a 72-65 victory over North Carolina-Asheville on Thursday in the East Regional. The Orange entered the tournament without starting center Fab Melo, who was declared ineligible for academic reasons, and they almost left early with a piece of history no team wants. Instead, Syracuse (32-2) will play eighth-seeded Kansas State in the third round Saturday. The Orange overcame a terrible game from 3-point range (5-of-23) to beat much-smaller Bulldogs (24-10), who had talked Wednesday of becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1. J.P. Primm had 18 points for UNCAsheville. The Bulldogs were up 34-30 at halftime the third 16 seed to lead at the break but the Orange took the lead for good with 6:17 left on a turnaround jumper by Southerland. The Bulldogs were within three points three times in the final 1:04 but got no closer. No. 2 OHIO STATE 78, No. 15 LOYOLA, MD. 59 Deshaun Thomas scored a careerhigh 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Ohio State. Jared Sullinger added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Buckeyes (28-7), who dominated the smaller Greyhounds inside, finishing with a 49-24 rebound advantage. Ohio State will play seventh-seeded Gonzaga in the third round on Saturday at the Consol Energy Center. The Buckeyes twice took a 15-point lead in the first half. The Greyhounds got within 42-31 at halftime but the Buckeyes went on to lead by as many as 20 in the second half. Erik Etherly had 19 points for the Greyhounds (24-9), the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champions who were in the tournament for the second time and first since 1994. No. 4 WISCONSIN 73, No. 13 MONTANA 49 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Ryan Evans scored 18 points and Jordan Taylor added 17 points and six assists for Wisconsin, which ended Montanas school-record 14-game winning streak. The Badgers (25-9) improved to 10-1 in NCAA tournament openers under Bo Ryan, the winningest coach in the programs history. Wisconsin will face fifth-seeded Vanderbilt in the third round Saturday at the Pit. Art Stewards 18 points led the Grizzles (25-7), who were familiar with the Badgers style because one of their assistants, Freddie Owens, played at Wisconsin from 2001-04. No. 5 VANDERBILT 79, No. 12 HARVARD 70 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. John Jenkins made all six of his free throws down the stretch and finished with 27 points to help Vanderbilt hold off Harvard in a game billed as The Brain Bowl. Brad Tinsley scored 16 for the Commodores (25-10), who followed last weekends stunner over top-ranked Kentucky with a win over a school many consider to be a No. 1 in the classroom, that is. The Crimson (26-5) won the Ivy League and made the tournament for the first time since 1946. Laurent Rivard led Harvard with 20 points but the Southeastern Conference tournament champions built an 18-point lead on the Ivy Leaguers, then held them off despite not making a field goal for the last 5:22. No. 7 GONZAGA 77, No. 10 WEST VIRGINIA 54 Robert Sacre and Gary Bell Jr. scored 14 points apiece as Gonzaga routed West Virginia. Kevin Pangos added 13 points and five assists for the seventh-seeded Bulldogs (26-6), who will play Ohio State in the third round on Saturday. Gary Browne led the Mountaineers (19-14) with 15 points off the bench and Kevin Jones scored 13 in his final game for West Virginia, handed its worst postseason defeat in 28 years despite a home-court advantage. Gonzaga never let the crowd get into it. The Bulldogs took control during a 13-0 run midway through the first half and cruised, shooting 56 percent from the floor while harassing the Mountaineers into tough shots all night. No. 8 KANSAS ST. 70, No. 9 SOUTHERN MISS 64 Rodney McGruder scored 30 points and Jordan Henriquez added 15 points, nine rebounds and six blocks to lead Kansas State over Southern Mississippi. The Wildcats (22-10) advanced past their opening tournament game for the third straight year. Neil Watson led Southern Miss (259) with 16 points, LaShay Page had 15 and Kentucky transfer Darnell Dodson scored all 14 of his points in the second half. But the Golden Eagles let a chance to win their first-ever tournament game slip away in the final minutes. WEST REGIONAL No. 4 LOUISVILLE 69, No. 13 DAVIDSON 62 PORTLAND, Ore. Peyton Siva scored 17 points and Louisville finally moved on in the NCAA tournament by beating Davidson. After getting ousted in their first tournament game the past two seasons, coach Rick Pitino and the Cardinals (279) advanced to play fifth-seeded New Mexico in the third round. Siva, who had plenty of local support at the Rose Garden from his hometown of Seattle, added six assists to lead the Big East tournament champions. Chane Behanan had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Cardinals, who led by as many as 14. Jake Cohen had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Davidson (25-8), which was making its 11th tournament appearance and first since 2008, when Stephen Curry led the underdog Wildcats to the round of eight. No. 5 NEW MEXICO 75, No. 12 LONG BEACH STATE 68 PORTLAND, Ore. Kendall Williams scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and bottled up Long Beach State star Casper Ware defensively to help New Mexico hold off the 49ers. Drew Gordon added 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Lobos. With most of the 49ers defensive efforts focused on slowing down Gordon, New Mexicos punishing forward, Williams came up with key shots when the opportunities were there. The Lobos (28-6) then hit their free throws in the final minute to close it out. Williams length and quickness bothered Ware. The Big West player of the year went nearly 25 minutes without a field goal and finished with 17 points on 5-of-19 shooting. T.J. Robinson added 12 points and 14 rebounds for Long Beach (25-9). SOUTH REGIONAL No. 3 BAYLOR 68, No. 14 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 60 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Pierre Jackson scored 18 points and Baylor held off South Dakota State to advance to the third round. The Bears (28-7) fell behind by 12 in the first half before taking a 36-28 halftime lead that they never relinquished. But it was a nail-biter. Making their first trip to the NCAA tournament, the Jackrabbits (27-8) misfired on a 3-pointer with 25 seconds left that would have made it 1-point game. Then, the Bears iced it at the line. Brady Heslip added 17 points for the Bears, who will face Colorado next. No. 11 COLORADO 68, No. 6 UNLV 64 Freshman reserve Askia Booker scored 16 points Thursday night and Colorado held off a furious UNLV rally. The Buffaloes (24-11) led 49-29 with just under 15 minutes remaining, then the Rebels (26-9) went on a 26-8 run to cut the margin to two at the 4:20 mark. But UNLV missed its next seven shots and Carlon Brown took a full-court pass for a windmill dunk to help the Buffs gather themselves and win in their first NCAA appearance since 2003. Austin Dufault finished with 14 points and Andre Roberson had 12 points and 16 rebounds for Colorado. Anthony Marshall had 15 for UNLV, which went 9-for-36 from 3-point range. No. 4 INDIANA 79, No. 13 NEW MEXICO STATE 66 PORTLAND, Ore. Jordan Hulls went on a second-half shooting spree and finished with 22 points as Indiana rolled past New Mexico State. Making its return after a 4-year tournament absence, the Hoosiers (268) picked up their first tournament win since beating Gonzaga in 2007 on a night their main stars Cody Zeller and Christian Watford did the heavy lifting in the opening minutes, then watched Hulls and others carry the load. Hulls shot 8 of 12, including 7 of 8 in the second half. Zeller, Watford and Will Sheehey all finished with 14 points. The Hoosiers will face upstart No. 12 seed VCU in Saturdays third round. No. 12 VCU 62, No. 5 WICHITA STATE 59 Bradford Burgess hit a key 3-pointer with 1:33 left and Shaka Smart coached VCU to another tournament surprise, holding off Wichita State. The Rams (29-6) led by as many as 13 in the second half but the Shockers closed to 54-53 on Garrett Stutzs layup with 5:39 left. Troy Daniels hit a 3-pointer for the Rams and Joe Ragland answered with his own for Wichita State. Toure Murry made a 3 that gave Wichita State the lead but Burgess came back with his big shot to give the Rams a 60-59 edge. Darius Theus runner from about 6 feet provided the final margin. Stutzs long jumper just before the buzzer was off for Wichita State (26-6). VCU made a stunning run all the way from the First Four to the Final Four last season.





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Pittsburgh Kansas State 70, Southern Mississippi 64; Syracuse 72, UNCAsheville 65; Gonzaga 77, West Virginia 54; Ohio State 78, Loyola (Md.) 59

TOLEDO It was hot in the John F. Savage Hall Thursday night and that was just the basketball. Elida and Cleveland Benedictine went at it toothand-nail in the Division II Regional semifinal on the Bob Nichols Court and needed an extra four minutes to decide matters. T h e B u l l d o g s McAdams drew first blood in overtime and went on to their first-ever regional final 7 p.m. (changed from 3 p.m.) Saturday night versus Sandusky Perkins, eliminating the Bengals (15-9) 77-72 to grab their first-ever regionallevel win. This is a great feeling to finally win a regional game. We didnt play our best game but we played well enough, senior Reggie McAdams exclaimed. That was echoed by junior teammate Aric Thompson. Incredible! Weve got a lot of confidence now, he said. Tied at 66 to start overtime, the 6-6 McAdams (21 points, 9 boards, 6 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks) hit a jumper at 2:25 to give the Bulldogs (22-3) the lead they never gave up. Sophomore Dakota Mathias (20 markers, 4 boards, 3 dimes, 2 steals) hit two from the line for a 70-66 Elida edge at 1:44. Senior Desmond Ridenour (22 counters, 4 assists, 3 thefts) got the Bengals on board with a 3-ball at 1:26 but 6-4 senior Cory Royster (13 points, 11 caroms) got a hoop-and-theharm at 37.3-second mark to give the Bulldogs a 4-point cushion, followed by 1-of-2 at the line for the 6-3 Mathias (10-of-11 for the game) to a 74-69 spread with 27.7 ticks to go. Winston Grays (13 counters) fired in a triple at 20.4 ticks to get Benedictine within two and Elidas 5-8 senior Mike McDonald was fouled less than two seconds later (18.5). He hit the second-of-2 to keep it a 1-possession game. Cleveland got the ball to Grays, who fired from the top of the key, but Mathias blocked it and McAdams rebounded, setting the stage for a last-second layup by Mathias to finish the contest in style. What a heck of a game. Weve played teams with size before but none with the type of size, length and strength that this team has, Elida coach Denny Thompson noted. Clevelands full-court diamond pressure bothered the Orange and Black at the start of the first period, forcing seven of the Bulldogs 14 turnovers. That led to the

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At The Pit, Albuquerque, N.M. Wisconsin 73, Montana 49; Vanderbilt 79, Harvard 70 Todays Games At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn. Cincinnati (24-10) vs. Texas (20-13), 12:15 p.m.; Florida State (24-9) vs. St. Bonaventure (20-11), 30 minutes following Third Round Saturdays Games At The CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh Syracuse (32-2) vs. Kansas State (22-10), 12:15 p.m.; Ohio State (28-7) vs. Gonzaga (26-6), 30 minutes following At The Pit, Albuquerque, N.M. Wisconsin (25-9) vs. Vanderbilt (2510), 6:10 p.m. Sundays Games At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn. Florida State-St. Bonaventure winner vs. Cincinnati-Texas winner, TBA SOUTH REGIONAL Second Round Thursdays Results At The KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. Kentucky 81, Western Kentucky 66; Iowa State 77, UConn 64 At The Pit, Albuquerque, N.M. Baylor 68, South Dakota State 60; Colorado 68, UNLV 64 At Rose Garden, Portland, Ore. VCU 62, Wichita State 59; Indiana 79, New Mexico State 66 Todays Games At Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C. Duke (27-6) vs. Lehigh (26-7), 7:15 p.m.; Notre Dame (22-11) vs. Xavier (21-12), 30 minutes following Third Round Saturdays Games At The KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. Kentucky (33-2) vs. Iowa State (2310), TBA At The Pit, Albuquerque, N.M. Baylor (28-7) vs. Colorado (24-11), TBA At Rose Garden, Portland, Ore. Indiana (26-8) vs. VCU (29-6), 7:10 p.m. Sundays Game At Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C. Duke-Lehigh winner vs. Notre DameXavier winner, TBA

MIDWEST REGIONAL Second Round Todays Games At Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C. Creighton (28-5) vs. Alabama (2111), 1:40 p.m.; North Carolina (29-5) vs. Vermont (24-11), 30 minutes following At Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio San Diego State (26-7) vs. N.C. State (22-12), 12:40 p.m.; Georgetown (23-8) vs. Belmont (27-7), 30 minutes following At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn. Michigan (24-9) vs. Ohio (27-7), 7:20 p.m.; Temple (24-7) vs. South Florida (21-13), 30 minutes following At CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb. Saint Marys (Calif.) (27-5) vs. Purdue (21-12), 7:27 p.m.; Kansas (27-6) vs. Detroit (22-13), 30 minutes following Third Round Sundays Games At Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C. North Carolina-Vermont winner vs. Creighton-Alabama winner, TBA At Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio Georgetown-Belmont winner vs. San Diego State-N.C. State winner, TBA At Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn. Michigan-Ohio winner vs. TempleSouth Florida winner, TBA At CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb. Kansas-Detroit winner vs. Saint Marys (Calif.)-Purdue winner, TBA WEST REGIONAL Second Round Thursdays Results At The KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. Murray State 58, Colorado State 41; Marquette 88, BYU 68 At Rose Garden, Portland, Ore. Louisville 69, Davidson 62; New Mexico 75, Long Beach State 68 Todays Games At Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio Memphis (26-8) vs. Saint Louis (257), 6:50 p.m.; Michigan State (27-7) vs. LIU (25-8), 30 minutes following At CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb. Florida (23-10) vs. Virginia (22-9),

2:10 p.m.; Missouri (30-4) vs. Norfolk State (25-9), 30 minutes following Third Round Saturdays Games At The KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. Marquette (26-7) vs. Murray State (31-1), 5:15 p.m. At Rose Garden, Portland, Ore. Louisville (27-9) vs. New Mexico (286), 30 minutes follwoing Sundays Games At Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio Michigan State-LIU winner vs. Memphis-Saint Louis winner, TBA At CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb. Missouri-Norfolk State winner vs. Florida-Virginia winner, TBA ---National Invitation Tournament Second Round Todays Game Northwestern (19-13) at Washington (22-10), 10 p.m. Saturdays Game UMass (22-10) at Seton Hall (2112), 11 a.m. Sundays Games Northern Iowa (20-13) at Drexel (286), 11 a.m.; Bucknell (25-9) at Nevada (27-6), 3 p.m.; Iowa (18-16) at Oregon (23-9), 5 p.m. ---2012 CollegeInsider.com First Round Thursdays Result SC-Upstate 73, Kent State 58 Second Round Saturdays Games Robert Morris (25-10) at Toledo (1916), 2 p.m.; Buffalo (20-10) at Oakland (18-15), 2 p.m.; Georgia State (22-11) at Mercer (23-11), 4 p.m.; Drake (1815) at Rice (18-15), 8 p.m.; Idaho (1913) at Utah State (18-15), 9 p.m. Sundays Games SC-Upstate (21-12) at Old Dominion (21-13), 3 p.m.; Manhattan (21-12) at Fairfield (20-14), 4 p.m.; Weber St. (256) at Loyola Marymount (20-12), 6 p.m. ----NCAA Division III At Salem, Va. Todays Semifinals Cabrini vs. Illinois Wesleyan, 6 p.m.; MIT vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater, 8 p.m. Saturdays Championship Cabrini-Illinois Wesleyan winner vs. MIT-Wisconsin-Whitewater winner, 7 p.m.

Bengals shooting 8-of-15 from the field in the period (27-of-61 overall, 9-of-21 downtown, for 44.3%). It led to the biggest lead of the night 8-0 on a drive by Westley Parr (16 counters, 5 boards, 2 steals) at 6:55 (forcing Coach Thompson to call time) and 10-2 on a drive by (Gary) Tim Williams (3 assists) with just over six minutes on the clock. However, a trifecta by the 6-2 Thompson (16 points, 4 assists) just 30 ticks later, followed by a technical foul on Mike Roberts (13 markers, 9 points) that resulted in two singles by Mathias, got Elida on its way. McAdams scored inside at 4:22 to get within one. From then on, Benedictine maintained the lead from between two and five, which was the margin at the end of the eight minutes when Ridenour hit two from the line at 1.2 ticks. Their press did bother us, especially because of their length. Mathias That was a big concern for us coming in; turnovers, Coach Thompson continued. We just had to settle down and not be in such a hurry. The second was rebounding; wed be in position and theyd still get the rebound. We told the kids at halftime that we needed to be that much quicker to the ball and tougher with our positioning. The game tightened in the second period and remained so the remainder of the contest. Elida caught the Bengals at 24 on a triple by Thompson at 5:10 but couldnt get the lead at that time. They did later at 31-29 on a triple from the right wing by Mathias with 42 seconds to go but when Roberts put back an offensive rebound with 2.1 ticks showing, that left a 31-all tie at halftime. The third period was like two gunslingers going at it; neither blinked. There were 13 lead changes and one tie with the biggest lead being two as they answered each other. McAdams, who had been held to four points the first half against rotating defenders, erupted for 13 markers, including two treys, but Ridenour matched that total, including three bombs. McAdams hit the first-of-2 singles at 7.7 seconds to give the Bulldogs a 51-50 edge. The fourth canto was the same: 10 lead changes. Ridenour scored seven but Mathias countered with six. Neither team could put together more than a 4-point run that came when Mathias hit a triple from the right corner and was fouled, converting the free throw, to put Elida up 66-63 with 1:04 left in regulation. That was short-lived, however, as Grays lined up a trifecta at the 50-second mark to tie it. Elida had a pair of 3s with under 30 seconds left but couldnt get either to go down and Ridenours 3 from the top of the key at the horn was short, forcing overtime. We just had to bear down at the half. My teammates picked me up at the half because I was struggling, McAdams added. Elida finished 26-of50 from the field (8-of-21 long range) for 52 percent and 17-of-23 charity tosses (73.9%). They were even with Benedictine on the glass with 33 each (8-13 offensive) and added 14 fouls. Thankfully, we have an extra four hours to get ready for Perkins (67-61 winner over Columbus Brookhaven), Coach Thompson added. Benedictine hit 9-of-15 from the stripe (60%) and added 14 miscues and 17 fouls.

ELIDA (77) Ebin Stratton 0-0-0-0, Mike McDonald 3-0-1-7, Reggie McAdams 6-2-3-21, Aric Thompson 1-4-2-16, Dakota Mathias 2-2-10-20, Corey Royster 6-0-1-13, Brandon Stinson 0-0-0-0. Totals 18/29-8/21-17/23-77. CLEVELAND BENEDICTINE (72) Mike Roberts 3-0-3-9, Westley Parr 6-1-1-16, (Gary) Tim Williams 2-1-29, Winston Grays 2-3-0-13, Desmond Ridenour 5-3-3-22, T.J. Steele 0-1-0-3, Marcus Jones 0-0-0-0, Tysean Powell 0-0-0-0. Totals 18/40-9/21-9/15-72. Score by Quarters: Elida 15 16 20 15 (11) - 77 Benedictine 20 11 19 16 (6) - 72 Three-point goals: Elida 8-21 (Thompson 4-7, Mathias 2-4, McAdams 2-9, McDonald 0-1), Cleveland Benedictine 9-21 (Ridenour 3-5, Grays 3-8, Parr 1-2, Steele 1-2, Williams 1-3, Powell 0-1).

At the Dome of the Rock on Jerusalems Temple Mount, centuries of Islamic doctrine have literally been carved into the shrines walls. Two quotations on the northwest wall will be of special interest to anyone interested in the latest whirlwind of controversy linked to evangelical superstar Rick Warren and his giant Saddleback Church. The outer face inscription states, in part: Praise be to God who has not taken a son and who does not have any partner in dominion. ... On the inside, after a reference to Jesus, is written: Peace be upon the day he was born, the day he dies and the day he is raised up alive. That is Jesus, son of Mary. ... It is not for God to take a son. In other words, Islam proclaims a strict monotheism, while rejecting the Christian belief that God is One, yet has been revealed as God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Thus, it matters that fundamentalist critics are circulating excerpts from a recent Orange

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County Register report claiming that Warren and his megachurch have joined with nearby mosques to promote a set of theological principles -- called the Kings Way -- proclaiming that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Warren is never quoted affirming these crucial claims and the article also reports that leaders on both sides have agreed to cease evangelistic efforts to convert members of each others flocks. The preacher and bestselling author has attempted to distance himself from the online firestorm, which builds on longstanding claims by religious broadcaster Jack Van Impe that Warren has become a proponent of Chrislam

an alleged attempt to blend Islam and Christianity. Warrens defenders have, however, posted an interview transcript in which he has responded to these Chrislam allegations. Christians have a view of God that is unique, stressed Warren. We believe God is a Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Not three separate gods but one God. No other faith believes Jesus is God. The belief in God as a Trinity is the foundational difference between Christians and everyone else. The Saddleback leader also denied that Kings Way efforts to build a bridge of understanding and tolerance represents a change in his Southern Baptist congregations commitment to evangelism. Building a bridge to the Muslim community, said Warren, has nothing to do with compromising your beliefs. Its all about your behavior and your attitude toward them. Its about genuinely loving people. ... Before people trust Jesus they must trust you. You cannot win your enemies to Christ, only your friends. ... Be-

sides, it is Christ-like to treat all people with dignity and listen to them with respect. Meanwhile, the conservative Apprising Ministries website has posted what it claims is a piece of a Kings Way document obtained by the Register from a source close to the interfaith effort. In its section on God, this report claims that both sides -backed with quotations from the Bible and the Koran -- agreed that God is one, God is the Creator, God is different from the world, God is good, God loves, God is just and that Gods love encompasses Gods judgment. The problem, of course, is that Christians and Muslims, as well as Jews, have for centuries proclaimed that God is one -- while disagreeing on whether this oneness can be reconciled with Christianitys doctrine of the Trinity. Contacted by email, Warren insisted that public discussions of an official Kings Way doctrinal statement -- as opposed to a program by that name that promotes interfaith understanding -- caught

him by surprise. Neither I, nor my staff had ever seen such a document UNTIL the article mentioned it. It wasnt created or even seen by us. ... Saddleback Church as a church was not involved, he said. However, the bitter cyberdebates continue, similar to those surrounding Warrens efforts to promote dialogues with atheists, gay-rights leaders and President Barack Obama and his supporters on the Christian left. Asked directly if he is promoting Chrislam, Warren released this blunt reply. Its the lie that wont die, he said. Jesus is the ONLY way to salvation. Period. If I didnt believe that, Id get into a much easier line of work! But I do believe that everybody needs Jesus and I am willing to put up with false statements and misunderstandings in order to get the Gospel out.
(Terry Mattingly is the director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and leads the GetReligion.org project to study religion and the news.)

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SALEM UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 15240 Main St. Venedocia Rev. Wendy S. Pratt, Pastor Church Phone: 419-667-4142 Sunday - 8:30 a.m. - Adult Bell Choir; 8:45 a.m. Jr. Choir; 9:30 a.m. - Worship; 10:45 a.m. - Sunday school; 6:30 p.m. - Capital Funds Committee. Monday - 6 p.m. Senior Choir. ST. MARYS CATHOLIC CHURCH 601 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.; Monday 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m.; Wednesday 8:30 a.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. - Communion Service; Friday 8:30 a.m.; Saturday 4 p.m. VAN WERT VICTORY CHURCH OF GOD 10698 US 127S., Van Wert (Next to Tracys Auction Service) Tommy Sandefer, lead pastor Ron Prewitt, sr. adult pastor Sunday worship & childrens ministry - 10:00 a.m. www.vwvcoh.com facebook: vwvcoh

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

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FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Road U, Rushmore Pastor Robert Morrison Sunday 10 am Church School; 11:00 Church Service; 6:00 p.m. Evening Service Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Evening Service ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CATHOLIC CHURCH 512 W. Sycamore, Col. Grove Office 419-659-2263 Fax: 419-659-5202 Father Tom Extejt Masses: Tuesday-Friday - 8:00 a.m.; First Friday of the month - 7 p.m.; Saturday - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday - 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Confessions - Saturday 3:30 p.m., anytime by appointment. CHURCH OF GOD 18906 Rd. 18R, Rimer 419-642-5264 Fax: 419-642-3061 Rev. Mark Walls Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Robert DeSloover, Pastor 7359 St. Rt. 109 New Cleveland Saturday Mass - 7:00 p.m. Sunday Mass - 8:30 a.m. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH Ottoville Rev. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday - 4 p.m.; Sunday - 10:30 a.m. ST. BARBARA CHURCH 160 Main St., Cloverdale 45827 419-488-2391 Fr. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 135 N. Water St., Ft. Jennings Rev. Joe Przybysz Phone: 419-286-2132 Mass schedule: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. ST. MICHAEL CHURCH Kalida Fr. Mark Hoying Saturday 4:30 p.m. Mass. Sunday 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Masses. Weekdays: Masses on Mon., Tues., Wed. and Friday at 8:00 am; Thurs. 7:30 p.m.

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

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH Landeck - Phone: 419-692-0636 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Administrative aide: Rita Suever Masses: 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday. Newcomers register at parish. Marriages: Please call the parish house six months in advance. Baptism: Please call the parish. ST. PATRICKS CHURCH 500 S. Canal, Spencerville 419-647-6202 Saturday - 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5 p.m. Mass, May 1 - Oct. 30. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mass.

SPENCERVILLE FULL GOSPEL 107 Broadway St., Spencerville Pastor Charles Muter Home Ph. 419-657-6019 Sunday: Morning Services - 10:00 a.m. Evening Services - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Worship service. SPENCERVILLE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 317 West North St. - 419-296-2561 Pastor Tom Shobe 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Corner of Fourth & Main, Spencerville Phone 419-647-5321 Rev. Jan Johnson, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Spencerville Rev. Ron Shifley, Pastor Sunday 9:30 a.m. Church School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. AGAPE FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES 9250 Armstrong Road, Spencerville Pastors Phil & Deb Lee Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Worship service. Wed. - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study

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Now, suddenly, these Dear Annie: I live five hours away from my parents three men are planning to and a married younger broth- drive from Vermont to my er. I work two jobs and can house in Florida. One says only afford to visit my folks hell make his famous chili in my kitchen. I told them, once a month or so. Lately, when I have driven Thanks, but no thanks. My mother is angry with out to see them, I am the last to discover that the four me for not welcoming this of them have already made male trio. They will be at plans. They never think to my mothers house for sevask if I want to join them. eral days, and my husband Sometimes, I end up attend- and I have offered to drive ing the same concert but sit- there (its three hours away) and take everyting in the back, one out for dinner alone, while they instead. Am I doing have better seats. the wrong thing? -Or I house-sit Florida Daughter while they spend Dear Daughter: the weekend at a No, and your offer casino. to treat them to a I have tried meal at Moms is phoning weeks lovely. Some men ahead to let them are notoriously poor know when I am communicators, and coming, and Ive the niceties of sendchanged my plans if I learn they are Annies Mailbox ing letters or emails escape them. It is already busy that weekend. Yet asking to join obvious that Mom wishes them seems to surprise every- you had a closer relationship one and invariably ends up and hoped this would provide an opportunity, but welcombeing quite awkward. What drove me to tears ing them into your home is was when they made plans entirely your decision. Dear Annie: The letto go to Mexico for a week this summer, and I found out ter from Confused in about it when my father told Connecticut hit home with me offhandedly that the four me. I was an overweight of them had booked their child myself, so I feel for flight. When I asked why I her. When I was 24, I decided wasnt invited, he respond- I didnt want to be overed by saying that they were weight anymore, so I joined given paired tickets, and Weight Watchers. It gave me because I am single, it would a healthy program to follow have meant one unused tick- and helped me learn what et. My mother then said I was triggered my eating. It taught welcome to come if I paid me to eat appropriately and for my own plane ticket and keep the weight off. That was 33 years ago, and I have been hotel room. I always thought I was a lifetime member and leader close to my family, but now since. Thank you for letting I see that Im being left out me help. -- Bremen, Ind. because I am not married. Id Annies Mailbox is written like to be with them, but if I by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy am going to be ignored, how Sugar, longtime editors of the do I handle that? -- Exiled Ann Landers column. Please Fifth Wheel email your questions to anniesDear Exiled: We dont mailbox@comcast.net, or write think this is deliberate so to: Annies Mailbox, c/o Creators much as thoughtless. Your Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, parents and brother make Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. plans together when it is convenient for them and dont consider your presence a factor because you are usually away. You could try explaining how hurt you are when they do this, but dont expect it to change much. Let your parents know when you are planning to visit, and ask whether they have already made plans. If so, dont try to join them. Come the weekend before or after. And in the meantime, do more things on your own or with friends. Dear Annie: My uncle (my mothers brother) and his two sons, both of whom are in their mid-50s, are planning to visit me. Their mom died last year. While I was close to my aunt, I have never communicated much with my uncle or cousins. They didnt even send an email when my dad passed away three years ago.

Tomorrows Horoscope
SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2012 In coming months, many new channels that might lead to advancement in your chosen field of endeavor could unexpectedly open up. When the dam breaks, it could do so in a sudden manner. Be ready to make your move. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- One of your very best assets is the ability to see value in things that others totally overlook. Keep an eye peeled for these kinds of opportunities. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Get your duties out of the way as early as possible, because you are going to want some time to have a little fun with your friends as well. You deserve it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- The trends and tides of time will start shifting in a favorable direction, making it possible for you to achieve a huge objective that you never thought would be possible. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -If possible, avoid involvements with friends who are too deeply immersed in tradition. Theres nothing wrong with it, but your benefits will come through more progressive interests. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Dont discount a unique idea that dominates your thinking just because it happens to be a departure from your usual conceptions. Being different can be good at times. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Listen attentively when others speak, whether or not you consider the orator to be smart. Valuable information or a brilliant idea could come from someone whom youd least expect. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Dont be hesitant to experiment with a new procedure or technique involving your work or an independent project. What you develop might be a timesaver and could increase productivity. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -While your associates are trying to articulate the problem, youll have effectively analyzed the issue and already come up with the answer. Dont wait for them -- move ahead on your own. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Its a good thing that youll be resourceful enough to squeeze things in under the wire, because youre inclined to let important duties go until the last minute. Dont make it a habit. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Try to keep your schedule as flexible as possible, because there is a strong possibility that an enticing situation will manifest itself. Find time for fun as well. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- When it comes to anything financial, both chance and circumstances are likely to favor you. Something opportune is in the making, and you should be a part of it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Because associates have considerable respect for your judgment, they are likely to support an endeavor that youre developing. Take help where you find it.
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The Hearts In Motion Baton, Dance and Cheer Center All-Star Cheerleading squads earned two trophies at the Midwest Cheer and Dance Competition in February at the Hobart Center in Troy. Hearts In Motion began their cheer program as a recreational program and this year. Studio Director Jamie Crippin decided to take the program to the next level by

Hearts in Motion teams place at competition

adding a competitive element. The cheer squads consist of 30 athletes from the Delphos, Elida, Ottoville and Van Wert areas and the squads range in age from 5-17 years old. The teams are separated into two age groups and each team competes against other teams who are in the same division and within the same age range. The cheer athletes began their season in September with practices being held once a week at the dance center. During practices, the participants would learn tumbling skills, stunts and pyramids, a variety of cheerleading jumps, arm motions and dance technique. As the participants began to master their skills, a 2 minute and 30 second routine was choreographed with each of the squads strengths in mind by Coaches Jenna

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Hearts All Star Cheer SweetHearts include, front from left, Alexis Schram, Elizabeth Chung, Paige Scott, Ella Klausing, Emma Klausing, Kaelyn Schram and Savannah Starner; and back, Hope Williams, Meredith Vulgamont, Alexa Chung, Kimberly Schaffner, Ava Boedicker and Jenna Corzine. Dancer and Leslie Rush. This would be the routine the squads would eventually perform at competition. The Midwest Competition had more than 90 teams competing from all over Ohio. The Youth team from Hearts In Motion competed in the Level 1 Division for their age group and each walked away with a trophy. The senior team competed in the Level 2 division for their age group and also walked away with a trophy. So, what is the difference between high school cheer and All-Star Cheer? Cheerleading was originally designed to cheer on sports such as football, basketball and wrestling but competition cheer is an extension of a typical spirit squad with the competitive aspect, Coach Jamie Crippin said. All-Star Cheer is just for competition! Competition cheer is similar to any other athletic sport, where an individual or a team performs their most advanced skills in a routine while being stared down by the judging panel watching every move. Its intense! When it comes down to competition, of course, we are focused on success and winning, but more importantly, our competitive program is about the athletes learning life skills, building friendships and having an enjoyable experience. I cannot wait to see what the future brings for the talented young ladies on our teams, Crippin said. Next season, Hearts In Motion hopes to increase the squad sizes and the number of competitions the teams attend. The squads will be opening up positions on their teams in April, as the new season will begin this summer with tumbling clinics and camps. For more information on the All-Star Competitive program at Hearts In Motion, visit HeartsInMotion.info.

Hearts All Star Cheer HeartBreakers include, front from left, Courtney Sanderson, Baylee Lindeman, Molly Meeker, April Horstman and Autumn Slusser; center, Alicia Danylchuk, Ali Eickholt, Paige Miller, Trisha Hobbs and Hailey Fetzer; and back, Kaelin Cotrell, Ashley Truesdale, Jayda Denard, Amanda Truesdale and Rayanna Manley.

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Case of Afghan killing Marine comes to light

ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON An Afghan soldier shot to death a 22-year-old Marine at an outpost in southwestern Afghanistan last month in a previously undisclosed case of apparent Afghan treachery that marked at least the seventh killing of an American military member by his supposed ally in the past six weeks, Marine officials said. Lance Cpl. Edward J. Dycus of Greenville, Miss., was shot in the back of the head on Feb. 1 while standing guard at an Afghan-U.S. base in the Marja district of Helmand province. The exact circumstances have not been disclosed, but the Dycus family has been notified that he was killed by an Afghan soldier. Marine officials discussed the matter on condition of anonymity because it is still under investigation. When the Pentagon announced Dycus death the day after the shooting, it said he died while conducting combat operations in Helmand. It made no mention of treachery, which has become a growing problem for U.S. and allied forces as they work closely with Afghan forces to wind down the war. The Associated Press inquired about the Dycus case after Maj. Gen. John Toolan, the top Marine commander in Afghanistan at the time, said in an AP interview March 7 that the Afghan government has been embarrassed by recent cases of Afghan soldiers turning their guns on their supposed partners. I had one just a month ago where a lance corporal was killed, shot in the back of the head, and the Afghan minister of defense was here the next day to discuss custody of the shooter, Toolan said, speaking from his Regional CommandSouthwest headquarters at Camp Leatherneck. After a negotiation aimed at ensuring the Afghan suspect is prosecuted, the Americans turned him over to Afghan government custody, another official said. Toolan did not further identify the victim. He mentioned the case while explaining the importance of stopping Afghan treachery as U.S. forces step back from a direct combat role in Helmand and other areas of Afghanistan to a new mission of advising and assisting Afghan soldiers and police. That role, which is in full swing in Helmand, puts U.S. and other NATO troops in closer contact with Afghans at a time when tensions between the two sides have been heightened by an American soldiers alleged killing Sunday of 16 Afghan civilians. The Marines and soldiers that are doing the advising work out here understand that if they cant live side by side and operate day in and day out with the Afghans, then they are not going to be able to achieve what they need to achieve as far as relationship building, Toolan said. A central premise of the war strategy is that success cannot be achieved until Afghan forces are capable of providing security largely on their own and that this will not happen unless American and other coalition forces partner with Afghans at every level to train, advise and mentor them. In the latest setback, an Afghan civilian interpreter at a British base in Helmand province stole a coalition pickup truck, drove it at high speed onto an airfield ramp and crashed it just as a plane carrying Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was landing Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Curtis Scaparotti, the No. 2 overall commander in Afghanistan, told reporters that the truck was headed toward a group of U.S. Marines assembled on the tarmac for Panettas arrival. Neither the Marines nor others in Panettas welcoming party were injured; the Afghan died of burns sustained in the crash. Dycus was assigned to 2nd battalion, 9th Marine regiment, 2nd Marine Division from Camp Lejeune, N.C. Known to friends and fam-

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Boy who vanished in 2004 might soon rejoin family


HOUSTON Long after tiny Miguel Morin disappeared in late 2004, the infants family still paused to mark the milestones of his life, holding a celebration every year on his birthday and praying for his safe, swift return. Now that wished-for reunion may be only days away after police arrested the boys former baby sitter on charges she abducted him and began raising Miguel as her own. Its kind of hard to believe, the childs mother, Auboni Champion-Morin, said Thursday. Some of these cases take years and years, and sometimes they dont come back. It was overwhelming. Miguel, now 8 years old, is in foster care in the Houston area while investigators sort out his complicated story. At a court hearing Thursday, a child-welfare investigator testified that he was healthy physically and emotionally but had apparently not attended school. Lisa Rose, an investigator for child-protective services, said the boy is a normal height and weight and that hes wellmannered but cannot read or name the school he attends. He believed he was 6 years old and identified a photo of the kidnapping suspect as his mother. Miguels parents agreed in court to provide DNA to confirm that the child is theirs. The whole family is eager to have him back, including the couples five other kids ranging from 7 to 14, the mother said. Theyre anxious, Champion-Morin said. Theyre ready to see him. The former baby sitter, Krystle Rochelle Tanner, had been a friend of Champion-Morins and she was Miguels godmother. She lived in the same apartment complex. Police identified her as a suspect shortly after the boy disappeared, but investigators soon lost track of her. Relatives said she had vanished too. When the boy was reported missing, Houston police declined to issue any sort of alert that might have drawn tips from the public. Champion-Morin said officers told her she would have

WASHINGTON A resurgent U.S. job market that has lifted the economy appears to be enduring. Factories in the Northeast kept hiring in early March. And the number of people applying for unemployment aid last week fell back to a four-year low. The economy is adding jobs at a time when inflation remains relatively mild outside of higher gas prices. Upbeat government reports Thursday reinforced the message sent by last weeks encouraging February job figures. The good economic news drove stocks higher. The Standard & Poors 500 index closed above 1,400 for the first time since June 2008. The Dow Jones industrial average finished up for the seventh straight session at 13,252.76 the highest close since the last day of 2007. More solid U.S. economic data (are) pointing to a gradually improving labor market, a bounce-back in manufacturing and no material ... inflation pressure, said Robert Kavcic, an economist at BMO Capital Markets. Applications for unemployment aid dropped to a seasonally adjusted 351,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That matched a four-year low reached last month. The four-week average, which smooths fluctuations, was unchanged at 355,750, also a four-year low. Applications have declined 14 percent since October. When applications drop consistently below 375,000, it usually signals that hiring is strong enough to lower the unemployment rate. The steady decline has coincided with the best three months of hiring in two years. From December through February, employers added an average of 245,000 jobs a month. The unemployment rate has fallen to 8.3 percent, the lowest in three years. The figures indicate that the labor market is steadily, if slowly, improving, said Steven Wood, an economist at Insight Economics. Another month of 200,000-plus payroll employment in March is likely. U.S. factories in the Northeast are likely to contribute to those March payroll gains, based on two surveys conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The Fed banks said manufacturing in both regions is growing at a healthy pace in March. The Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index posted its highest reading since April 2011; the New York Fed index hit a 21-month high. The two surveys also showed that factories in those areas are hiring more workers. Factories have played a leading role reviving job growth. The Labor Department reported last week that manufacturing jobs to pay $500 for that step, and she didnt have enough money. Instead, she put up fliers and constructed a website about her grew by 31,000 in February. Over the past year, manufacturing added 227,000 jobs. sons disappearance. In San Augustine, a community about 140 miles northeast of Houston where Tanner was jailed, police said evidence against Tanner had been presented to Houston prosecutors in February 2005, but no charges were filed because authorities could not verify the exact date the boy was reported missing. Further complicating matters were unconfirmed claims by Tanners relatives that Champion-Morin asked Tanner to keep Miguel indefinitely and may even have had a written agreement to that effect. With no charges filed, Houston police closed the case in 2006. Gary Cunningham, chief deputy of the San Augustine Sheriffs Department, did not know why the case was abandoned. I will add, however, that I truly think they did the best they could do with the information that they had, he said. The boys parents were frustrated that the case was not more aggressively pursued. Police kept changing the person who was supposed to be handling this case, Champion-Morin said. Victor Senties, a spokesman for the Houston Police Department, said the case was handled as a suspected kidnapping and was therefore assigned to homicide detectives. He said the department is now investigating why the matter was closed, but he would not elaborate. The case got new life last summer, when Tanner took the boy to the hospital for some kind of leg injury. She could not provide his name or Social Security number, which raised doubts among the hospital staff, who contacted child welfare investigators. Tanner told authorities different stories about the child: He went by different names and she had been asked to keep him for an extended period of time for a woman that she had met in a park. She told investigators she did not know the womens last name and had only been given a cellphone to contact her but that the number had since been disconnected, Cunningham said.

ily as Eddie, he graduated from Riverside High School in Greenville in 2008. According to a Mississippi state Senate resolution honoring his life and service, Dycus deployed to Afghanistan on his 22nd birthday, Dec. 12, 2011. Dycus killing happened nearly three weeks before the burning of Muslim holy books at Bagram air base, an event that American officials said was accidental but that triggered a wave of protests across Afghanistan and is linked to six other killings of American troops by Afghans. Two U.S. soldiers were gunned down by an Afghan soldier Feb 23 in Nangahar province; an Air Force lieutenant colonel and an Army major were killed inside the Afghan government office in Kabul and two Army paratroopers were killed by Afghan soldiers in Kandahar province on March 1. In none of those cases did the Pentagons casualty announcement mention that the Americans were killed by their supposed Afghan allies. It said, for example, that the two killed Feb. 23 died of wounds suffered when their unit came under small arms fire. It happened amid an anti-American protest outside the Americans base. Two protesters were killed by Afghan police there before the Afghan soldier turned his gun on U.S. troops.

Answers to Thursdays questions: Stevie Wonder accepted his 1985 Oscar for Best Original Song for I Just Called to Say I Love You in the name of South African civil rights leader Nelson Mandela. As a result, Wonders music was banned in South Africa. The key ingredient in the Hawaiian dish poi is taro root. Taro is a thick-rooted leafy green vegetable. To make poi, the roots are cooked for a long time and then pounded into a paste. Todays questions: What did former Russian president Boris Yeltsin say he was seeking when Secret Service agents found him drunk, alone and in his underwear trying to hail a cab near the White House? Under what name do we know the literary classic that originally bore the title Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts? Answers in Saturdays Herald Todays words: Periclitation: exposing to danger Waveson: goods floating after a shipwreck The Outstanding National Debt as of 9:45 a.m. today was $15,523,059,759,988. The estimated population of the United States is 312,409,599, so each citizens share of this debt is $49,688. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $4 billion per day since Sept. 28, 2007.