Bismarck Tribune - July 26, 2013
The July 26, 2013, edition of the Bismarck Tribune newspaper in North Dakota.
‘The Wolverine’ FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013 71/45 Details, 6B Jackman says it’s his career-defining role Life, 1C Legion baseball Governors edge Vistas Sports, 1D www.bismarcktribune.com Serving the region since 1873 ■ 701-250-8210 to subscribe 75 cents Tiny Amidon may build first-ever city hall By LAUREN DONOVAN Bismarck Tribune AMIDON — A sign outside Amidon boasting it’s the smallest county seat in the nation still stands, but the designation fell. As of the 2010 U.S. census, three other county seats slipped below Amidon in population and Gann Valley, S.D., now holds the “smallest” title with 14 people. Amidon had 20 in the census. Its mayor, Jerry Erickson, said he thinks there are now 33 people in the Slope County community that boasts both the Burning Coal Vein Campgrounds and White Butte, the highest point in North Dakota, as scenic attractions. It’s also a gateway city to the Black Hills of South Dakota and sees a lot of tourism traffic during the summer months. Erickson said his Erickson small, but illustrious town may soon have a city hall to call its own, something it’s not had before — at least in memory — and won’t have to borrow space in county-owned buildings. He said the city council doesn’t envision anything grand, just enough shop room to store the city-owned Bobcat and a meeting room for city officials. The city recently purchased six lots on U.S. Highway 85, the main thoroughfare in town, from a trust owned by a family with historic ties to Amidon. While Amidon doesn’t levy any city property taxes, it does have some money tucked away from its share of oil and gas tax revenue. “We have enough dollars to do this,” Erickson said. He said a specially formed committee has been meeting to come up with a plan for the building, “so Millions going to oil towns By NICK SMITH Bismarck Tribune Western North Dakota cities and law enforcement agencies will have more than $58 million heading their way for infrastructure and equipment. The North Dakota Board of University and School Lands approved the money Thursday from the Oil and Gas Impact Grant Fund. State Land Commissioner Lance Gaebe told the board the requests included nearly $39.7 million for oil patch communities for infrastructure upgrades. An additional $14 million was to be split among the oil patch hub cities of Dickinson, Minot and Williston. Another $3 million was approved for dust control and nearly $1.4 million for law enforcement agencies. At the board’s June meeting, a unanimous vote gave tentative approval for the funding. Board members had to wait until Thursday’s meeting, after the July 1 start of the new two-year budget cycle, to give official approval. A total of $10 million was approved for Watford City water projects and sewer lines. it’s put together the way we want it to be.” He said the state Tourism Division is interested in using some space in a city building to highlight the scenic attractions, which also include the Maah Daah Hey II biking, hiking and horseback trail that terminates at the Burning Coal Vein Campground to the west. “We don’t know what all the uses might be,” he said. “Since we can afford to, I think we should go ahead.” Other improvements are in store for Amidon. Fitterer Oil, a local fuel distribution company, is looking into set- ting up a credit card fueling island in town. The mayor said that will solve a big headache for residents, who can’t get so much as a couple of gallons of gas for their lawnmowers without leaving town. Also, developers of a cabin and campground operation on the edge of town are building a bar on their property. It’s underground, with a red metal roof, and their plan is to name it The Bunker Bar, he said. Erickson said if all goes as planned, Amidon will have its own city hall by this time next year. (Reach Lauren Donovan at 701220-5511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.) GLAMOROUS GIRLS, GORGEOUS GUYS The city of Tioga was given $6 million for similar projects and New Town was given more than $481,000 for a water treatment plant expansion. Tioga is set to receive an additional $4 million in a year and New Town the remainder of the funds for its project, which is to come to $9.6 million. The $240 million Oil and Gas Impact Grant Fund is set up so that no more than 60 percent of the funds can be allocated in a single year. The money promised to the oil patch communities in the current grant round was split between both fiscal years of the biennium. The five-member board unanimously approved the funds, which are to be spread among 24 projects in 20 cities. The grants also include $82,600 for the city of Arnegard’s newly-formed police department. Funds will be used to purchase a patrol vehicle and equipment including Breathalyzers, a pair of tasers, a radar gun and radios. Members of the Drug and Violent Crime Policy Board, part of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, forwarded a recommendation Continued on 11A TOM STROMME/Tribune ABOVE: Waiting their turns to walk the runway as models in the Glamorous Girls and Gorgeous Guys Style Show at Edgewood Vista on Thursday afternoon are, from right, Arvin Auch, 88, Eleanor Leger, Joe Braun, 88, Verona Lechler, 74, Darlene Fuchs, 84, Dorothea Ziegler, 93, Rose Wagner, 96, and Vernon Baszler, 85. There were 20 models wearing a variety of fashions through the years in the firstever style show, said Tammy Getz, life enrichment director for Edgewood Vista. “We started from the 1900s all the way to 1970,” said Getz. LEFT: Dorothea Ziegler holds a wedding photograph of her mother-inlaw in 1908, wearing the same dress Ziegler modeled on Thursday at the style show. Probe of train disaster focuses on speed 80 people killed in derailment By HERNAN MUNOZ Associated Press SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain — By all accounts, the train was going way too fast as it curled around a gentle bend. Then in an instant, one car tumbled off the track, followed by the rest of the locomotive, which seemed to come apart like a zipper being pulled. The derailment sent pieces of the sleek train plowing across the ground in a ghastly jumble of smashed metal, dirt and smoke. But a day after Spain suffered its deadliest rail disaster in decades — which killed 80 people and maimed scores of others — one question sur- passed all others: Why was the train moving so fast? Investigators opened a probe Thursday into possible failings by the 52-year-old driver and the train’s in-built speed-regulation systems. Experts said one, or both, must be at fault for the disastrous Wednesday night crash of the train that was carrying 218 passengers and five crew members to Santiago de Compostela, a destination of Catholic pilgrimage preparing to celebrate its most revered saint. Instead, this stunned city of nearly 100,000 converted its sports arena Associated Press into a shelter for the dead and the This aerial image shows the site of a deadly passenger train accident grieving. Continued on 11A in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on Thursday. 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Continued on 11A FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013 OPINION Protect the privacy of citizens PAGE 10A WWW. BISMARCKTRIBUNE . COM E STABLISHED BRIEFLY THE INSIDE STORY Prosecutors say Manning abused his country’s trust Holder targets Texas FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was a traitor with one mission as an intelligence analyst in Iraq: to find and reveal government secrets to a group of anarchists and bask in the glory as a whistle-blower, a prosecutor said Thursday during closing arguments. Maj. Ashden Fein said Manning betrayed his country’s trust and spilled classified information to the antisecrecy website WikiLeaks, knowing the material would be seen by al-Qaida. Even Osama bin Laden had some of the digital files at his compound when he was killed, the prosecutor said. Manning is charged with 21 offenses, but the most serious is aiding the enemy, which carries a possible sentence of up to life in prison. Defense attorneys will present their closing arguments today. Striking back against Supreme Court’s Voting Rights ruling NTSB: Jet’s nose gear landed first NEW YORK (AP) — A Southwest Airlines jet that made a hard landing at LaGuardia Airport touched down on its front nose wheel before the sturdier main landing gear in back touched down, federal investigators said Thursday. The nose-pointed-down landing described by investigators violated the airline’s normal procedures, Southwest said. Flight 345 from Nashville, Tenn., skidded off the runway Monday and came to rest on its nose after the front landing gear crumpled. About 150 people were aboard the Boeing 737, and 16 passengers suffered minor injuries. The National Transportation Safety Board released preliminary information about the accident late Thursday. Criticism alters drone program ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United States has drastically scaled back the number of drone attacks against militants in Pakistan and limited strikes to high-value targets in response to growing criticism of the program in this country. Those actions appear to have temporarily appeased Pakistan’s powerful generals, who publicly oppose the covert CIA strikes, U.S. officials said. But some officials are still worried about pushback from Pakistan’s new civilian leaders, who took power in June with a strong stance on ending the attacks altogether. The future of the drone program is likely to be a key item on the agenda during U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Pakistan, which is expected soon. By PETE YOST and KEITH COLLINS Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Obama administration opened an aggressive new front in the battle over voter protection Thursday, singling out Texas for legal action and promising broader efforts to come after last month’s Supreme Court ruling that wiped out a major provision of the Voting Rights Act. It was the administration’s first legal response to counter the justices’ 5-4 decision, but Attorney General Eric Holder pledged that “it will not be our last.” In a speech to the National Urban League in Philadelphia, Holder called the Voting Rights Act “the cornerstone of modern civil rights law” and said that “we cannot allow the slow unraveling of the progress that so many, throughout history, have sacrificed so much to achieve.” Texas Republicans suggested the administration effort was more about politics. “This decision has nothing to do with protecting voting rights and everything to do with advancing a partisan political agenda,” Sen John Cornyn said after Holder’s speech. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said the Obama administration seemed to be “sowing racial divide” and accused the administration of joining Texas Democrats with an eye on the 2014 elections. Abbott is running for governor. The Supreme Court, on June 25, threw out the most 1873 VOLUME 139, NUMBER 207 ISSN 0745-1091. Published daily. ABOUT US Established in 1873, the Bismarck Tribune is the official newspaper of the state of North Dakota, county of Burleigh and city of Bismarck. Published daily at 707 E. Front Ave., Bismarck, N.D. 58504. Periodicals postage paid at the Bismarck Post Office. Member of The Associated Press. SUBSCRIBER SERVICES Delivery deadline: 6 a.m. Mon.Sat.; 7 a.m. Sun. Redeliveries in BismarckMandan: 10 a.m. Mon.-Fri.; 11 a.m. Sat.-Sun. Call 701-2508210. When going on vacation, call 701-250-8210 or 877-590-6397 to save or donate to the Newspapers in Education program. Please note that the home delivery of our Thanksgiving Day edition will be priced with an added premium rate of $2. Home delivery subscribers will see a reduction in their subscription length to offset these premium rates. Associated Press Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the National Urban League annual conference on Thursday in Philadelphia. Holder announced Thursday the Justice Department is opening a new front in the battle for voting rights in response to a Supreme Court ruling that dealt a major setback to voter protections. powerful part of the Voting Rights Act, whose enactment in 1965 marked a major turning point in black Americans’ struggle for equal rights and political power. Holder said the first Justice Department move would be to ask a federal court in San Antonio to require advance approval for voting changes in Texas, a state riven with political battles, from redistricting to voter ID requirements. “Even as Congress considers updates to the Voting Rights Act in light of the court’s ruling, we plan, in the meantime, to fully utilize the law’s remaining sections to ensure that the vot- ing rights of all American citizens are protected,” Holder said. The Justice Department is asking that a preapproval requirement in Texas apply for 10 years and “beyond 10 years in the event of further discriminatory acts,” the department said in a court filing in San Antonio. The separate provision of the Voting Rights Act that Holder is invoking may be a difficult tool for the Obama administration to use. A handful of jurisdictions have been subjected to advance approval of election changes through the Civil Rights Act provision it is relying on, but a court first must find that a state or local government engaged in intentional discrimination under the Constitution’s 14th or 15th amendments, or the jurisdiction has to admit to discrimination. Unlike in other parts of the voting law, the discriminatory effect of an action is not enough to trigger the socalled bail-in provision. In the Texas case, the department is not directly intervening but is filing what’s known as a statement of interest in support of private groups that have filed suit. In Texas, Holder said, there is a history of “pervasive voting-related discrimination against racial minorities.” Pope: Shake up Catholic Church By NICOLE WINFIELD, MARCO SIBAJA and JENNY BARCHFIELD Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Pope Francis showed his rebel side Thursday, urging young Catholics to shake up the church and make a “mess” in their dioceses by going out into the streets to spread the faith. It’s a message he put into practice by visiting one of Rio’s most violent slums and opening the church’s World Youth Day on a rain-soaked Copacabana Beach. Francis was elected pope on a mandate to reform the church, and in four short months he has started doing just that: He has broken long-held Vatican rules on everything from where he lays his head at night to how saints are made. He has cast off his security detail to get close to his flock, and his first international foray as IN Associated Press Pope Francis kisses a baby girl as he is surrounded by security during his visit to the Varginha slum in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. pope has shown the faithful appreciate the gesture. Dubbed the “slum pope” for his work with the poor, Francis received a rapturous welcome in the Varginha shantytown, part of a slum area of northern Rio so violent it’s known as the Gaza Str ip. The 76-year-old Argentine seemed entirely at home, wading into cheering crowds, kissing people young and old and telling them the Catholic Church is on their side. “No one can remain insensitive to the inequali- ties that persist in the world!” Francis told a crowd of thousands who braved a cold rain and stood in a muddy soccer field to welcome him. “No amount of peace-building will be able to last, nor will harmony and happiness be attained in a society that ignores, pushes to the margins or excludes a part of itself.” It was a message aimed at reversing the decline in the numbers of Catholics in most of Latin America, with many poor worshippers leaving the church for Pentecostal and evangelical congregations. Those churches have taken up a huge presence in favelas, or shantytowns such as Varginha, attracting souls with nuts-and-bolts advice on how to improve their lives. The Varginha visit was one of the highlights of Francis’ weeklong trip to Brazil, his first as pope. 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The act was passed in 1978 to reduce the number of Indian children being removed from their homes by public and private agencies and placed with non-Indian families. The law, Maldonado said in the lawsuit, was enacted with good intentions but ended up “sweeping within it children who do not have, and would not have — but for ICWA — any connection whatsoever to any Tribe other than biology ... and irrespective of whether their sole custodial birth mothers — their only legal parents — have even a trace of Indian blood.” Maldonado, who is Hispanic, was unmarried when she got pregnant and worked closely with a non-Indian couple hopeful of adopting her daughter. Her lawsuit includes 10 unnamed plaintiffs who are also unmarried mothers of children of Indian heritage who, because of the federal law, fear the adoptions of their children won’t be finalized because the prospective parents are non-Indians, according to court documents. Maldonado’s lawsuit also names the Cherokee Nation as a defendant. A Charleston-area couple have been trying to adopt Maldonado’s now-3-year-old daughter since the girl’s birth. Veronica lived with Matt and Melanie Capobianco for the first two years of her life but has been with her biological father since 2011, when the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that, because of the federal law, Dusten Brown should have preference because of his Cherokee heritage. The Capobiancos appealed that decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled this year that federal law did not actually require that Veronica — who is about 2 percent Cherokee — be given back to her father. But the ruling didn’t directly award the girl to the Capobiancos, instead leaving it to South Carolina courts to decide where Veronica should end up. Last week, the state Supreme Court ordered a family court to finalize the Capobiancos’ adoption of the girl, a decision that court upheld Wednesday. 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Indictments were announced Thursday in Newark, where U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman called the case the largest hacki n g a n d d a t a b re a c h scheme ever prosecuted in the United States. Princeton-based Heartland Payment Systems Inc., which processes credit and debit cards for small to mid-sized businesses, was identified as taking the biggest hit in a scheme starting in 2007 — the theft of more than 130 million card numbers at a loss of about $200 million. Atlanta-based Global Payment Systems, another major payment processing company, had nearly 1 million card numbers stolen, with losses of nearly $93 million, prosecutors said. The indictment did not put a loss figure on the thefts at some other major corporations, including Commidea Ltd., a European provider of electronic payment processing for retailers. The government said hackers in 2008 covertly removed about 30 million card numbers from its computer network. About 800,000 card numbers were stolen in an attack on the Visa network, but the indictment did not cite any loss figure. Not all the companies the hackers infected over the years with malicious computer software suffered financial losses. Customer log-in credentials were stolen from Nasdaq and Dow Jones Inc., the indictment said, though prosecutors said Nasdaq’s securities trading platform was not affected. The indictment said the suspects sent each other instant messages as they took control of the corporate data, telling each other, for instance: “NASDAQ is owned.” The defendants were identified as Vladimir Drinkman, 32, of Syktyvkar, Russia, and Moscow; Aleksander Kalinin, 26, of St. Petersburg, Russia; Roman Kotov, 32, of Moscow; Dmitriy Smilianets, 29, of Moscow; and Mikhail Rytikov, 26, of Odessa, Ukraine. WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday elevated his criticism of fellow Republican Rep. Steve King over King’s suggestion that many immigrants in the country illegally are drug runners, calling t h e c o m m e n t s “d e e p l y offensive and wrong.” Boehner already had issued a written statement earlier in the week condemning King’s remarks, but at his weekly news conference, he ramped up his criticism even without being asked. The Ohio Republican took the unusual step of calling King out by name, dramatizing the concern among GOP leaders that incendiary comments from the right can tarnish the party’s image even as lawmakers struggle to find a solution to the immigration debate. “I want to be clear. There’s no place in this debate for hateful or ignorant comments from elected officials,” Boehner said. “What he said does not reflect the values of the American people or the Republican Par ty,” the speaker said, “and we all need to do our work in a constructive, open and respectful way.” Associated Press Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks during a House Judiciary Committee meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday. Boehner also said that King’s comments made grappling with immigration legislation more difficult, “but I’m going to continue to work with members who want to get to a solution, as opposed to those who want to do nothing.” King, R-Iowa, told a conservative news website last week that with respect to immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as kids, “for every one who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.” The comments began to circulate widely on Tuesday, drawing condemnation By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA “Everybody rushed to the and SINAN SALAHEDDIN explosion site and saw Associated Press charred bodies that were thrown outside the cafe BAGHDAD — Embold- because of the powerful ened militants in Iraq set up explosion,” he said. their own checkpoint to kill An hour later, a bomb drivers and bombed crowd- went off inside another cafe ed cafes Thursday in the near Baghdad, killing two deadliest of a series of people and wounding six, attacks that killed at least authorities said. Hospital offi42 people, authorities said. cials confirmed the figures. More than 550 people During Ramadan, cafes in have been killed in violent Iraq become quite crowded attacks so far this month, as people gather there to according to an Associated break the daily fast. ExtremPress count, as violence con- ists have targeted crowded tinues during the Muslim cafes this year. holy month of Ramadan. Militants have grown The speaker of Iraqi parlia- bolder in their attacks as ment even has acknowl- well. Earlier Thursday, insuredged that insecurity in the gents outside the village of nation likely will get worse Sarha launched mortar after a massive al-Qaida- rounds at a nearby military claimed prison break freed base and bombed a commuhundreds of inmates. nication tower to distract The deadliest attack security forces. Then they Thursday happened when a quickly set up a fake checkbomb exploded inside a point on a nearby highway to crowded cafe north of Bagh- stop passing vehicles, said dad, killing 16 diners and Col. Hussein Ali Rasheed, the wounded 20 others. police chief in nearby Tuz Iraqi police said that the Khormato, about 125 miles blast targeted Noufel cafe north of Baghdad. near the town of MuqThe corpses of 14 drivers dadiyah, about 60 miles and passengers in a convoy north of Baghdad. of trucks caught at the Ahmed Ibrahim, a gov- checkpoint, all of them Shiernment employee, was ites, were later found, each shopping near the targeted killed by gunshot wounds to cafe when he heard a thun- the head, Rasheed said. derous explosion. In the northern city of Waterproof! Dust Proof! Shock Resistant! THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGY FROM MIRACLE-EAR! 100% Invisible! IT to BELIEVE IT! DIRECTIONAL MICROPHONE Can focus on the conversation in front of you while reducing noise from other directions. Beiji, 155 miles north of Baghdad, militants shot and killed three off-duty soldiers as they were leaving a restaurant. Associated Press North Korean veterans of the Korean War enter a cemetery for Korean War veterans on Thursday in Pyongyang, North Korea. Foes remember Korean armistice By JEAN H. LEE Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea — Two decorated U.S. war veterans who survived one of the worst battles of the Korean War found themselves among former foes at a memorial ceremony Thursday as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un launched the country’s commemoration of the war’s end 60 years ago. It’s unusual for American veterans to attend official events surrounding the July 27 war anniversary in North Korea, called “Victory Day” here. The veterans are in North Korea on a mission to find the remains of a fellow aviator killed in the war, and were given little notice about the event. The ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil a new cemetery for war veterans was brief and solemn, with no speeches. Soldiers stood at guard as a military band played the national anthem. Kim, dressed in a dark blue Mao suit, saluted and left a basket of flowers bearing a banner with his name before the memorial. The Korean War, pitting North Korean and Chinese troops against U.S.-led United Nations and South Korean forces, ended with an armistice on July 27, 1953. A peace treaty was never signed, leaving the Korean Peninsula in a technical state of war and divided at the 38th parallel. That has not stopped the North Koreans from calling July 27 “ Victor y Day.” Brightly colored banners with the words “Victory” and “War Victory” fluttered from buildings across the capital city. The North Korean government is expected to use the anniversary to draw attention to the division of the Korean Peninsula and to rally support for Kim. Kim took power following the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, in late 2011. As leader, he has overseen two long-range rocket launches and a nuclear test that have drawn international condemnation and tightened U.N. sanctions. Sunday, July 28th, 2 - 4 pm at United Tribes Technical College Tribal Food Ways Discussions Garden Walking Tours UTTC Student Art Show Panel Discussion relating to Tribal Food Ways featuring: Heid Erdrich, Native American Poet and Author Maximum Comfort! SMALL AND DISCREET Compact design helps it nearly disappear behind your ear. PUSH BUTTON Use the fully automatic settings, or choose manual control when you want it. from Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., other Republicans and numerous Democrats including White House press secretary Jay Carney. They’ve also already become fodder for at least one pro-Democratic political fundraising group, the House Majority PAC, which highlighted them in an email to supporters Thursday. A small group of immigrant youths with the organization United We Dream, which represents people brought illegally to the U.S. as children, brought two cantaloupes to King’s office Thursday and delivered them to staff members. Several hours after Boehner spoke, King took to the House floor to defend his remarks and expand on them, though he did not directly mention Boehner’s criticism. “There are many, many young people coming across the border unlawfully who are smuggling drugs into the United States,” King said, adding that “no nation like the United States of America can continue to grow and be a strong nation if we are going to judge people because they disagree with our agenda rather than the content of their statement.” Officials: Cafe bombings and attacks kill 42 in Iraq TEST-DRIVE You have to HEAR Bismarck Tribune ■ Bismarcktribune.com “Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories and Recipes from the Upper Midwest” Dakota Goodhouse, Native American Speaker RECEIVER IN THE CANAL Located directly in your ear for natural sound quality and performance. Ultra Discreet! 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The federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement announced Thursday morning that the well had clogged with sand and sediment, a process called “bridging over” that Noe said can commonly happen with shallow water wells. By BETH J. HARPAZ Associated Press NEW YORK — Quinn Cooney of Mill Creek, Wash., is excited about starting high school in September, but she’s not looking forward to waking up at 5:30 a.m. to arrive on time. Classes for ninth-graders start at 7:30 a.m., 45 minutes earlier than in middle school. “I think it is going to be harder to get up,” said Quinn, 13. “I do think it is better to start early so that we can be finished early and do things after school, but I am worried that if I have a boring class for my first period that it will be hard to stay awake.” Decades of sleep research have confirmed what parents know: It’s hard for teenagers to wake up early. Some high schools have adopted late starts around 8:30 a.m. to improve attendance and performance. But other districts say it’s too complicated to shift schedules because of logistics involving buses and afterschool activities. About 40 percent of U.S. public high schools open before 8 a.m., according to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, with just 15 percent starting at 8:30 a.m. or later. In dis- Researcher arrested in wife’s death PITTSBURGH (AP) — A University of Pittsburgh medical researcher accused of poisoning his neurologist wife with a supplement she apparently thought would help them have a baby was arrested on Thursday in West Virginia, authorities said. Dr. Robert Ferrante, 64, laced an energy supplement with cyanide and gave it to Dr. Autumn Klein, 41, a neurologist at the university’s medical school, hours after they exchanged text messages about how the supplement could help them conceive, according to a police complaint unsealed Thursday. Klein, chief of women’s neurology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, died April 20 after suddenly falling ill at home three days earlier. Tests revealed a lethal level of cyanide, but only after Klein had died and been cremated at her husband’s insistence, police said. Associated Press Severna Park, Md., High School students arrive for class in March 2012. tricts where early starts are necessary because the same bus does multiple runs for high school, middle school and elementary students, teens often get the early shift. That’s the case in Anne Arundel County, Md., where public high schools start at 7:17 a.m. and buses start running at 5:50 a.m. Lisa Rodvien taught high school there, in Annapolis, and said attendance at her first-period classes was “as low as 50 percent or below.” Among those who showed up, “I would definitely see three or four kids with their heads down. You walk over to them to wake them up and get them to sit up, and you see that they’re exhausted.” Earlier this year, Anne Arundel school officials laid out options for delaying start times to anywhere from 7:32 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. along with potential complications, such as additional costs if buses are added, child care issues where lateday schedules might prevent teens from picking up younger siblings after school, and implications for teams if they end up playing in the dark. Bob Mosier, spokesman for Anne Arundel schools, said no decisions have been made. Plea deal offer reported in kidnaps CLEVELAND (AP) — Deep plea deal discussions hinging on the death penalty were underway for a man charged with kidnapping three women, keeping them cooped up in his run-down home and raping them repeatedly for about a decade. Both sides in the case against former school bus driver Ariel Castro are headed back to court this morning before a judge who wants to be kept updated on the talks, defense attorney Jaye Schlachet said. Cleveland TV stations reported Thursday that a plea offer had been made. Schlachet declined to comment on the status of the talks but said offers and counteroffers would be expected. Weiner messaged up to 3 women after resigning By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK — Anthony Weiner said Thursday that he’d traded racy messages with as many as three women since similar sexting forced him out of Congress. But as he tried to tamp down questions about his behavior, a poll suggested the new disclosures were taking a toll on his mayoral prospects. Fa c i n g a third day of renewed queries and criticism of his conduct as he continued camWeiner paigning, the married Democrat also said he supposed he’d had sexually charged exchanges with a total of six to 10 women; he’d previously capped that number at six. Weiner, the former congressman who resigned in 2011 after the first batch of sexts surfaced, is running for New York mayor and had been near the top of most polls of the Democratic primary race until the latest furor over his behavior began this week when the gossip website The Dirty posted explicit messages that a woman said she and Weiner sent each other starting in July 2012. Before the revelations, Weiner was leading most polls gauging the primary race. But a new NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/ Marist poll showed he had fallen behind City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in the crowded Democratic field. Small plane crashes into Ind. house COLUMBUS, Ind. 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Chemnitz police spokesman Frank Fischer said the men pulled over and jumped into a nearby river as soon as they saw the officer, but one later returned to claim his clothes. Fischer said Thursday that police were still investigating which of the men drove and whether he was drunk. He said the vehicle itself “probably didn’t have a road permit.” ■ Erie, Pa. Cursing draws a fine A Pennsylvania woman has been fined $500 for cursing because she was frustrated with being picked to serve on a jury. Erie County Judge Ernest DiSantis levied the fine Wednesday on Kathleen Port. DiSantis told the Erie woman she was “totally out of line” and explained jury service is a duty of citizenship. Port, whose phone number is unlisted, apologized several times but was fined nonetheless. She told the judge she was upset because jury service would make her miss work and cost her income. DiSantis said Port could have claimed a hardship on her jury service questionnaire, but did not. Port was also thrown off the jury, which was picked to hear an illegal weapons case. People and personalities Bullock, Clooney to open Venice festival ROME (AP) — The Venice Film Festival marks its 70th edition with films starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as astronauts adrift in space, Scarlett Johanseen as a seductive alien roaming the Scottish countryside and Judi Dench as a single Roman Catholic woman searching for a son she was forced to give up decades before. Twenty films will vie for the coveted Golden Lion at the world’s oldest film festival, which opens Aug. 28, with the jury headed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Johansson appears in Jonathan Glazer’s highly anticipated science fiction thriller “Under the Skin,” while Dench stars in Stephen Frears’ “Philomena.” Director Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity,” starring Clooney and Bullock, will open the festival and is among 17 films showing out of competition. Thierry Ragobert’s documentary “Amazonia” closes the event on Sept. 7. FESTIVAL OPENER: This publicity photo released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Sandra Bullock, left, as Dr. Ryan Stone and George Clooney as Matt Kowalsky in the sci-fi thriller “Gravity.” The film will open the 70th Venice Film Festival, which runs from Aug. 28 through Sept. 7. lemore & Ryan Lewis lead the VMA Awards with six nominations each. Bruno Mars is up for four awards. Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Pink and Thirty Seconds to Mars have three nominations each. say to me that would be sort of castrating,” Gosling said, smiling. Ryan Gosling wrote emasculating lines BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Aubrey Plaza had to overcome a few fears in the R-rated comedy “The To Do List” — including doing a number of hilariously awkward sex scenes. But the 29-year-old actress said she’s anything but brave. Plaza: “I’m fearful Rated R every day of my life. Every moment of life is full of fear,” the “Parks and Recreation” star said in her usual deadpan manner. “But you know when I was shooting this movie I had a lot of support and the cast was so funny ... so I just kind of looked fear in the face.” Plaza plays Brandy Klark, an overachieving high school graduate, in the coming-of-age comedy set in 1990s Boise, Idaho, who tries to complete a sexual to-do list before heading off to college. The film, which opens today, was written and directed by Maggie Carey, wife of actor Bill NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to conjuring up the most mean-spirited insults a mother could hurl at her son, leave it to Ryan Gosling. In his latest NEW YORK (AP) — Lady film, “Only God Gaga will perform at the MTV Forgives,” the Video Music Awards next Canadian actor month. It will be one of her first plays a drugappearances smuggling since having hip mama’s boy. In surgery in Februone scene, his ary. character is The 27-yearGosling: humiliated by his Writes lines old pop star will mother at dinner perform her new after he brings a single at the hooker, posing as his girlfriend, Aug. 25 awards to meet mom — played by show, which will Kristin Scott Thomas. air live from the Lady Gaga: Gosling said the embarrassPerforming Barclays Center in ments heaped on his character Brooklyn, N.Y., — including comments about MTV announced Thursday. his anatomical shortcomings — Gaga sang the national weren’t originally in the script. anthem at New York’s Gay Pride “She had to emasculate me last month. and so she asked me to help, She will release a new album, which I thought was funny. We “ARTPOP,” on Nov. 11. just worked together and I told Justin Timberlake and Mack- her all the things that she could Lady Gaga set to perform at VMAs Plaza looks fear in the face in comedy Hader (“Saturday Night Live”). They met in improv class at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and first worked together on Carey’s Web series, “The Jeannie Tate Show.” O.J. regrets going after memorabilia CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson went before a parole board and pleaded for leniency on his armed robbery and kidnapping sentence Thursday as he expressed regret for his actions and described being an upstanding Simpson: inmate who earns Regretful pennies an hour keeping gym equipment sanitized and umpiring and coaching games in the prison yard. Simpson also said he has become a counselor of sorts to fellow inmates doing time for similar crimes and noted that he has made amends with his victims in a botched heist of memorabilia in a hotel room in Las Vegas in 2007. “I just wish I never went to that room,” the 66-year-old Simpson said during a 15-minute appearance. Photo of the day ■ Stockholm Caught with pants down A Swedish politician who wanted to show his new tattoo to followers on a social media site accidentally revealed far more than he intended. Lars Ohly, former leader of Sweden’s Left Party, posted a picture of the English soccer club Liverpool’s liver bird tattooed on his leg. What he failed to notice was that his genitals were visible in the background. Ohly quickly removed the picture after posting it Wednesday on Instagram but couldn’t stop the avalanche of comments in social media. Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt of the rival Moderate Party jested, “Congratulations — finally, after all these years you have made a genuine public breakthrough.” From wire reports Quote in the news “We don’t know what all the uses might be. Since we can afford to, I think we should go ahead.” Amidon Mayor Jerry Erickson, on discussion of building a city hall See story on Page 1A Classifieds deal of the day PICKETT’S CHARGE: Confederate soldiers reach the wall during Pickett’s Charge. Tim Erhardt captured this scene July 7 during the 150th anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg. (Want to submit a photo to be considered for publication as photo of the day? It’s easy. Just go to www.bismarcktribune.com/submitphotos. You will need to enter your login info for the Tribune website and will be taken to a form where you can submit your photo, title and caption. Please include the place where the photo was taken and your own address.) 2007 Chevy Tahoe LT, $18999, FREE 100,000 mile WARRANTY, 3 rows Leather, 20” wheels, 21mpg Flex Fuel, trade welcome 701-663-5381. Classifieds, 4C-12C Bismarcktribune.com ■ Bismarck Tribune Canadian police raid rail co. office LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) — Police raided the Canadian office of a U.S. railway company to collect evidence in a criminal investigation related to an oil train derailment this month that devastated a Quebec town and killed 47 people. Quebec provincial police inspector Michel Forget said Thursday that officers are searching the offices of Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway to collect undisclosed evidence. The company owned the train that was carrying crude oil when it derailed and exploded in downtown LacMegantic on July 6. The company’s director of administration, Sara Osborne, said she is aware of the police operation but isn’t offering details. Egypt braces for day of rival rallies CAIRO (AP) — Political allies of Egypt’s military lined up behind its call for huge rallies today to show support for the country’s top general, pushing toward a collision with Islamist opponents demanding the return of the nation’s ousted president. But there was widespread uncertainty over the army’s intentions — and worry that the military is whipping up a dangerous populist fervor. Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who ousted Egypt’s elected president on July 3, took many by surprise when he announced this week that he wanted people to take to the streets in large numbers today to give him a popular mandate to take the necessary measures against “violence and terrorism.” Assassination sparks protests TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Angry anti-government demonstrations broke out Thursday across Tunisia after gunmen killed the leader of a leftist opposition party, raising fears of new chaos on the difficult road to democracy in the cradle of the Arab Spring. Just five months after a similar assassination plunged the country into crisis, two gunmen shot Mohammed Brahmi, leader of the Popular Current party, in his car outside his home. Tunisia is struggling after overthrowing dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011. Many Tunisians are fed up with the government led by the moderate Islamist ruling party, Ennahda, which appears unable to handle a faltering economy, address popular unrest over unmet expectations and crack down on a rising extremist Islamist movement. U.N. criticizes Israel’s Bedouin plan UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief is criticizing an Israeli plan to demolish dozens of Bedouin villages and move up to 40,000 Arab residents to Israeli-built settlements. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said that a bill working its way through the Knesset would wipe out legitimate land claims for the Bedouins in the Negev desert in southern Israel Israel said the moves are necessary to provide basic services that many nomadic Bedouins lack. Pillay said Thursday that “As citizens of Israel, the Arab Bedouins are entitled to the same rights to property, housing and public services as any other group in Israel.” Prince Harry will be ‘fun’ uncle LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has laid out his mission as an uncle: Protect the newest member of his family, and make sure Britain’s little prince has fun. Harry told reporters at a charity event in London on Thursday that when he met Prince George, the new baby “was crying his eyes out, as all babies do.” He said he wants to make sure the future heir to the throne “has a good upbringing, and keep him out of harm’s way and to make sure he has fun.” The rest, he said, he’ll leave to the baby’s parents, Prince William and the former Kate Middleton. World Friday, July 26, 2013 ■ Page 7A Rape dispute draws eyes to Islam By BRIAN MURPHY Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The couple stood before a Dubai judge. The charge was sex outside marriage — illegal in the United Arab Emirates and across nearly all the Muslim world — and the magistrate offered an option: Suspended sentences to the Pakistani man and Filipino woman if they agreed to wed. The man consented, but the woman refused. They are awaiting sentencing, which could bring jail terms of several months or longer. The case in May grabbed some attention because of the judge’s novel approach, but otherwise passed as a routine hearing on the misdemeanor docket in a city that relentlessly promotes itself as the new crossroads of the world. Dubai’s Islamic-influenced laws on sex, morality and how they are applied are now center stage in a global debate following the legal battle of a 24-year-old Norwegian woman, Marte Deborah Dalelv. She was sentenced to 16 months in prison on unwed sex and alcohol charges last week after claiming she was raped by a co-worker in March. The alleged attacker received a 13-month sentence on similar charges. Both were pardoned Monday after Dalelv’s sentence stirred an international outcry — which was fur- Associated Press The sun sets behind minarets of a mosque a few minutes before iftar, the meal served at dusk when Muslims break their daylong fast during the month of Ramadan, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday. thered by the decision to waive the punishment for the 33-year-old Sudanese man. Officials in the United Arab Emirates, however, stand by the sentences. They say the decisions were in line with local laws after Dalelv withdrew the rape allegation in the apparent belief that she could then simply reclaim her police-confiscated passport and leave the country. It also underscores the contradictory and potentially baffling messages sent by places such as Dubai. Its tol- erant atmosphere permits indulgences such as unlimited-booze brunches and lavish Valentine’s Day getaways but spends far less energy on reminding foreigners that its laws are influenced by Islamic tenets that outlaw sex out of wedlock or even getting too amorous with your partner in public. While enforcement is laissez-faire in Dubai — there are no active morality squads at work — the Dalelv case speaks to the wider contrasts across the region between what happens on the street, what is written in the law, and how much authorities warn visitors and foreign residents of the legal boundaries. The potential for clashes could grow with places such as Abu Dhabi and Qatar’s capital of Doha greatly expanding their international reach, including Doha hosting the 2022 World Cup. In countries that depend on tourism, such as Egypt and Jordan, the rising voices of Islamist groups could chip away at the traditional buffer given foreigners from laws about sex outside marriage. More than 100K dead in Syria civil war By ALBERT AJI and EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria — The number of dead in Syria’s civil war has passed 100,000, the United Nations chief said Thursday, calling for urgent talks on ending 2½ years of violence even as President Bashar Assad’s government blasted the United States as an unsuitable peace broker. In the latest example of the relentless carnage, a car bomb killed at least 10 people and wounded 66 in a proregime, residential area near the capital. All international attempts to broker a political solution to the Syrian civil war have “There is no military solution to Syria. There is only a political solution, and that will require leadership in order to bring people to the table.” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed. Despite a stalemate that has settled in for months, both sides still believe they can win the war and have placed impossible conditions for negotiations. The international community has been unable — and some say, unwilling — to intervene sufficiently to tip the balance in favor of either the Assad regime or the rebels. “There is no military solu- tion to Syria,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters at the United Nations. “There is only a political solution, and that will require leadership in order to bring people to the table,” he said. He spoke ahead of talks with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who said the death toll had risen from nearly 93,000 just over a month ago to more than 100,000. Syrian opposition groups had made that same estimate a month ago. The uprising against A s s a d ’s r u l e b e g a n i n March 2011 and deteriorated into an insurgency with growing sectarian overtones. Ban called on the Syrian government and opposition to halt the violence, saying it is “imperative to have a peace conference in Geneva as soon as possible.” The U.S. and Russia are working to convene a conference, along with the United Nations, to try to agree on a transitional government based on a plan adopted in Geneva a year ago. No official date has been set. Page 8A ■ Friday, July 26, 2013 Bismarck Tribune ■ Bismarcktribune.com DEATHS Lee Long Chase Lee S. Long Chase, 43, Bismarck, died July 21, 2013, at Sanford Health, Bismarck. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, at the Youth Activity Center, Cannon Ball. Burial will be at St. James Episcopal Cemetery, Cannon Ball. He is survived by his two daughters, Carmen Eagle Boy, Sioux City, Iowa, and Rochelle Red Stone, Cannon Ball; his father, Byron Bull Bear Sr.; five sisters, Fawn Two Horses, Christina Stone, Priscilla Bull Bear, Angel Bull Bear and Joyceline Reddog; two brothers, Brian Bull Bear and Byron Bull Bear Jr., both of Bismarck; three halfbrothers, Alden, Warren, and Hadley Jr. White Lightning, Fort Yates; and two grandchildren. (DaWise-Perry Funeral Services, Mandan) Hylan Coleman DICKINSON — Hylan “Dutch” Coleman, 88, Dickinson, formerly of Hebron, d i e d Ju l y 2 5 , 2 0 1 3 , a t St. Benedict’s Health Center, Dickinson. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. MDT Tuesday, July 30, at First Baptist Cemetery, Hebron. Further arrangements are pending with Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson. Ronald Rodenburg Ronald Rodenburg, 89, formerly of Westfield, died July 24, 2013, at Bethesda Home, Aberdeen, S.D. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Hope Reformed Church, Westfield. Burial will be at Westfield Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Thelma; two sons, Perry, Linton, and Todd, Westfield; two daughters, Linda Dykema and Rhonda Jarman, both of Aberdeen; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Vander Vorst, Aberdeen, and Eulyn Feist, Pelican Rapids, Minn. (Myers Funeral Home, Linton) STATE DEATHS FARGO — Marlys Johnson, 82. GRAND FORKS — Thomas McGarry, 88. JAMESTOWN — Harry Watson, 78. LIDGERWOOD — Tillie Novotny, 101. OAKES — Muriel Cotten, 77. REYNOLDS — Earl Lenz, 93. FUNERALS TODAY Ginnette Ehli, 61, Golden Valley, 10 a.m. CDT, Frederickson-Boulger Funeral Home Chapel, Kindred. Gladys Keily, 80, Tappen, 10 a.m., St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Tappen. (Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck) O d e l l a Ma t h i a s , 8 7 , Jamestown, 10:30 a.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jamestown. (Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown) Veronica Pasternak, 91, Williston, 10 a.m., St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Williston. (Everson Funeral Home, Williston) Lyn Peters, 46, Killdeer, 11 a.m. MDT, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Killdeer. (Stevenson Funeral Home, Killdeer) Myron Sebastian, 83, Towner, 10:30 a.m., St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Towner. (Anderson Funeral Home, Towner) Mildred Grondahl WILLISTON — Mildred “Millie” Grondahl, 93, Williston, died July 24, 2013, at Bethel Lutheran Nursing Home. Services will held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 29, at First Lutheran Church, Williston. Further arrangements are pending with Everson Funeral Home, Williston. Greg Cleveland G re g C l e v e l a n d , 6 5 , Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Bismarck, died July 23, 2013, in Scottsdale. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bismarck. Further arrangements are pending with Parkway Funeral Service, Bismarck. Adam Hoff WING — Adam Hoff, 81, Wing, died July 24, 2013, at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 29, at St. Hildegard’s Catholic Church, Menoken. Further arrangements are pending with DaWise-Perry Funeral Services, Mandan. (More deaths on 9A.) Lobsterman survives night in the ocean, thanks to boots By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press OAKDALE, N.Y. — A Long Island lobsterman who spent 12 hours floating in the Atlantic Ocean after falling off his boat joked Thursday that he may have the two rubber boots that kept him afloat bronzed. John Aldridge was rescued a day earlier when the Coast Guard found him floating in the ocean off of Mo n t a u k Po i n t , a b o u t 40 miles from where he tumbled off the 44-foot lobster boat Anna Mary at about 3 in the morning. Aldridge, 45, was treated at a hospital in Falmouth, Mass., for dehydration, exposure and hypothermia and released Thursday morning. Relatives drove him back to Long Island, where he arrived mid-afternoon to hugs from his parents and relatives, including young nephew Jake, who peppered him with questions about his experience. “Shot” is how Aldridge described his overall condi- tion, noting he had yet to get much sleep. Aldridge, who has been a lobsterman for 19 years working out of Montauk, said he was preparing for a day of fishing when he attempted to move a beverage cooler. “The handle broke off and I fell off the back of the boat. Just like that,” he told reporters during a news conference outside his parents’ home in Oakdale. “I just watched the boat float away.” Aldridge said while he had read books and articles about survival techniques, instincts really took over. He noticed his calf-length rubber boots were allowing his feet to float higher in the water than his head, so he took off the boots, turned them upside down and filled them with air. He placed one under each arm and used them as flotation devices. “Once I did that, I was good to go,” he said. “The water was warm, my head was above water, so I was floating and I knew I had to conserve energy and that was it. I floated for hours.” He was able to see other boats in the area looking for him and noticed planes and helicopters overhead, but he just drifted for hours, he said. “I saw everybody looking for me, and no one saw me,” Aldridge said. At about midafternoon Wednesday, he noticed a Coast Guard jet flying overhead; about 30 minutes later, a Coast Guard helicopter was hovering and soon a swimmer was in the water helping him. “I’ve been looking for you for nine hours,” Aldridge said the rescuer told him. He countered, “I’ve been looking for you for 12 hours.” While he was adrift, he said, his thoughts were of family and friends back home. “I was, like, ‘There’s no way I’m dying this way.’ I was, like, ‘This is how I gotta go?’ No way,” Aldridge said. “So I just put my head to thinking survival mode and I wasn’t dying that way. Dying wasn’t an option.” Afghan insurgents find new attack openings By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON — The shrinking U.S. combat role in Afghanistan has given insurgents an opening to devise and carry out deadlier attacks using bigger improvised bombs against U.S. and coalition military vehicles and bases, American officials say. With fewer U.S. forces patrolling road networks beyond their bases — and with the grounding of eyein-the-sky surveillance bal- loons known as aerostats — Taliban fighters are adapting their tactics, according to officials at a Pentagon agency that tracks attacks that use improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. “Insurgents are able to invest more time in preparing and staging an attack, and when we see an effective attack, it tends to be more lethal to our forces,” said Al Sweetser, chief of the operations analysis division at the Joint IED Defeat Organization, which has its own team of analysts on the ground in Afghanistan. So while the number of IED attacks against U.S. and coalition troops — as well as the total casualties they cause — has declined, certain attacks can be more elaborately planned, precisely targeted and more lethal because the insurgents have time and room to prepare, Sweetser and other American officials said. The Pentagon has invested billions of dollars to develop gadgets, such as hand-held ground-penetrating radar systems, and techniques to find IEDs before they explode and to mitigate damage from those that can’t be stopped. The evolving struggle began a decade ago in Iraq with insurgent groups countering high-tech U.S. weapons with relatively cheap and surprisingly effective methods of killing and maiming. A hallmark of the insurgents’ use of IEDs in Afghanistan has been their ability to adapt to changing circumstances. (TCC DeMaND Workforce) from qualified mobile technology firms to provide professional services for UTTC’s DeMaND Workforce Project mobile learning development located at United Tribes Technical College. Proposals will be received prior to 5:00 PM July 31, 2013 at the UTTC TCC DeMaND Workforce Office, Building 11, 3315 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504. Proposals will be opened and reviewed by the Project Director. 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All registrations must be received by Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Darin Scherr, Director Facilities and Transportation 705 South 9th Street Bismarck, ND 58504 7/26 - 609705 PUBLIC NOTICE ABBREVIATED NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT ADMINISTRATIVE RULES relating to Boilers. North Dakota Insurance Department will hold a public hearing to address proposed adoption of rules to the North Dakota Administrative Code. Sakakawea Room State Capitol Bismarck, ND Wed., Sept. 4, 2013 10:00 a.m. CT A copy of the proposed rules may be obtained by viewing the website at www.nd.gov/ndins or calling (701) 328-2440. Also, written comments may be submitted to the North Dakota Insurance Department, 600 East Boulevard, Dept. 401, Bismarck, ND 58505 until September 16, 2013. If you plan to attend the public hearing and will need special facilities or assistance relating to a disability, please contact the North Dakota Insurance Department at the above telephone number or address at least seven (7) days prior to the public hearing. Dated this 18th day of July 2013. /s/ Jeff Ubben Special Assistant Attorney General General Counsel N.D. Insurance Department 7/26 - 609697 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES The City of Bismarck Engineering Department requests written qualification proposals from professional engineering firms for providing the engineering services required to conduct reviews and assessments of the Storm Water Management Plans (SWMP’s) submitted primarily for site plans and subdivision plats for properties in and adjacent to the city of Bismarck. Written proposals shall address the firm’s ability to perform the necessary engineering services in a timely manner. The proposal is limited to ten (10) pages. The primary consideration items will be, but not limited to, the firm’s: 1. Technical Capabilities 2. Experience and Performance Records 3. Understanding of Storm Water Management as it Relates to Land and Site Development and Proposed Work Approach 4. Knowledge of Regulations and Local Conditions 5. Project Personnel Assignments and Qualifications It is expected that the successful engineering firms shall be selected based upon the written proposals, although the city of Bismarck reserves the right to conduct oral interviews. A selection committee will recommend multiple firms to the Board of City Commissioners at their August 13, 2013 meeting. A scope of work will be developed and an hourly rate will be negotiated with the firms prior to that meeting. A professional services agreement will be entered into with all firms engaged to provide the services. We expect that this work to continue on an ongoing basis for several months and intermittently for approximately the next year. All inquiries should be directed to Linda Oster, PE, at the City Engineering Department, (701)355-1505. Written proposals from qualified consultants will be accepted until 5:00 pm CDST on Friday, August 2, 2013. Submit six (6) copies of proposals to: Mel J. Bullinger, PE City Engineer City of Bismarck 221 North 5th Street P.O. Box 5503 Bismarck, ND 58506-5503 Telephone (701) 355-1505 Facsimile (701) 222-6593 Dated: July 22, 2013 7/26 & 29 - 609704 To Place a Legal Advertisement Call 355-8816 or Fax 223-0959 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Advertisement for Bids The City of Bowman is accepting bids for a new 2013 3 yard 4 wheel drive loader for the City Landfill. Bid specs are available at Bowman City Hall. Bids are due in the Auditor’s Office by 4:00 PM on Monday, August 5, 2013. For additional information, call 701-206-0221 or 701-206-0223. The City will open the bids at the August 6, 2013 City Commission meeting and the City reserves the right to reject any or all bids. 7/22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 8/1, 2, 3 & 5 - 609687 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON A PETITION FOR VACATION OF RIGHT-OF-WAY Notice is hereby given that there has been filed by the order of the Board of City Commissioners of the City of Bismarck, North Dakota, with the Planning & Development Department thereof, a petition to vacate that portion of the right-of-way described as East Sweet Avenue between the east line of South 5th Street and the west line of South 7th Street, less that portion previously vacated, and adjacent to Blocks 41, 43, 69 and 71, Original Plat. Notice is further given that the Bismarck City Commission will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at the hour of 5:15 p.m. in the Tom Baker Meeting Room of the City/County Office Building at 221 North Fifth Street, Bismarck, North Dakota to consider said matter and to hear testimony and evidence to persons interested therein: BOARD OF CITY COMMISSIONERS Bismarck, North Dakota Attest: Carl Hokenstad Director of Community Development Dated this 26 day of June, 2013. 7/12, 19, 26 & 8/2 - 609653 Advertisement for RFPs Notice is hereby given by the United Tribes Technical College that they will be requesting for proposals for the UTTCTribal College Consortium Developing Montana and North Dakota Workforce NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE OF TAX LIEN ON REAL ESTATE IN BURLEIGH COUNTY I, Kevin J. Glatt, County Auditor/Treasurer, of Burleigh County, North Dakota, give notice that the real estate hereinafter described has a lien for delinquent taxes against it for the year 2010, and unless the tax and special assessments, with interest penalties, and cost of foreclosure action are paid, on or before October first after the date of this notice, the real estate will become the absolute property in fee of this county, subject to the lien for installments of special assessments certified or to be certified the county auditor or which may become due subsequent to the time of service of this notice and the former owner, mortgagees, lien holders, and other interested persons therein will be forever foreclosed and barred from asserting any further rights to the real estate.The following is a list of the real estate on which the tax lien will be foreclosed on October first. Opposite each description and any street address of the real estate, appears the name of the owner of the record title and the amount which must be paid to satisfy the tax lien. Name Property Address Property # Legal Description Amount Due BANKS, BONNIE, 515 N 2ND ST 015-015-065 LOT 10 BLOCK 15 NORTHERN PACIFIC $2,371.16 BECHTLE, JOHN & CHERYL, 815 N 10TH ST 025-068-070 LOTS 23-24 BLOCK 68 MCKENZIE & COFFIN'S $1,992.03 BRAUN, DANIELLE, 1200 W OWENS AV UNIT 3 824-001-053 LOT 3 WILSHIRE RIDGE CONDOMINIUM, UNIT 3 & GARAGE 3, BUILDING 1 BLOCK 1 MARYMARC MEADOWS ADDITION $1,511.24 BRINK, DAVID A & REBECCA L, 2445 LARSON RD 38-138-80-34-01-010 LOT 1 BLOCK 1 FOX ISLAND SECOND $437.00 BRINK, DAVID A & REBECCA L, 2335 LARSON RD 38-138-80-34-01-020 LOT 2 BLOCK 1 FOX ISLAND SECOND $437.00 BRINK, DAVID A & REBECCA L, 2370 FAR WEST DR 38-138-80-34-01-050 LOT 5 BLOCK 1 FOX ISLAND SECOND $437.00 BRY,TOM & ANNE, 4391 SE 102ND AV 51-137-80-93-01-020 LOT 2 BLOCK 1 WEST HEART ESTATES REPLAT $441.22 CHRISTENSON, KATHERINE, 3010 E A AV 410-019-065 LOT 14 BLOCK 19 MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS $2,945.25 CHRISTENSON, ROBERT M, 1832 SE 66TH ST 39-138-79-00-07-221 TRACT C IN SE1/4 SECTION 7 APPLE CREEK TOWNSHIP $452.12 COUCH, KENNETH J & ROCHELLE, 1178 NE 171ST ST 33-139-78-00-33-430 TRACT 33A LESS TRACT A -431 SECTION 33 MENOKEN TOWNSHIP $1,548.80 COUCH, KENNETH J & ROCHELLE, 33-139-78-00-33-432 TRACT 33 B SECTION 33 MENOKEN TOWNSHIP $103.06 DEWALL, MARY, 622 BOEHM DR 115-003-100 BEG AT POINT 75' W OF SE COR AUD LOT 3,W124.72', N208' TO S LINE OF ST R/W TH E ALONG ST R/W TO WLY LINE OF BOEHM DR ETC BLOCK 3 CITY LANDS 138-80 $133.87 GENDRON, KEITH & PATRICIA, 6437 KINGSWOOD RD 23-140-81-50-07-020 LOT 2 BLOCK 7 ISLAND PARK ESTATES $2,161.11 HANSON, RANDY L & ELIZABETH, 2324 FRESNO DR 1177-001-001 LOT 1 BLOCK 1 COTTONWOOD LAKE 7TH $1,978.17 HARSCHE, JAMES, CW-142-76-02-11-488 N1/2 OF PT OF N1/2NW1/4 BEG 572' E& 33' S OF NW COR TH S 150',W 150'N 150', E 150' TO POB BLOCK 11 WING LANDS $65.25 HARSCHE, JAMES, CW-142-76-02-11-489 S1/2 OF PT OF N1/2NW1/4 BEG,572'E &33' S OF NW COR TH S150',W150',N150', E150' TO POB BLOCK 11 WING LANDS $65.25 HOLTE,WANDA & STOLZ,VIVIAN, 801 JEFFERSON AV 125-022-010 N 1/2 E 1/2 AUD LOT 22 LESS SOUTH 45' BLOCK 22 PARK HILL (AUD LOTS) $1,073.52 HOLZER, MARK A & TAMARA K 2001 SHERMAN DR. 38-138-80-74-01-130 LOT 13, BLOCK 1, RIDGEVIEW ACRES $3,008.53 JOHNSON, BRYAN,JOHNSON DONNA 1518 E C AV 050-028-030 W 50 FT OF E 100 FT L 8-12 W 50 FT OF E 100 FT L 8-12, BLOCK 28, FLANNERY & WETHERBY $1,400.98 KELLER, ROBERT & HOPE, 828 N 5TH ST 025-062-001 LOTS 01-02 BLOCK 62 MCKENZIE & COFFIN'S $2,097.49 LINDQUIST, JAMES K, 1116 E ROSSER AV 005-136-020 LOTS 7-9 W 80 FT BLOCK 136 WILLIAM'S SURVEY $3,363.25 LINDQUIST, JAMES K, 39-138-79-00-10-620 PT NW1/4SW1/4-LOT B-IRREG PLAT SECTION 10 APPLE CREEK TOWNSHIP $374.89 LOCKBEAM, MURIEL & ROGER, 726 N 22ND ST 060-021-001 BEG 200 FT E OF NW COR E 97 FT S 100 FT W 97 FT N 100 FT TO BEG BLOCK 21 LOUNSBERRY OUTLOTS $3,491.92 M & S VENTURES,ATTN SHELDON A SMITH 31-139-81-00-10-200 PT OF L1 COM @ PT 1661.2' S OF NE COR OF L1 N ALONG E LINE 341.2'W295.16' N295.16' W1476.06' ETC SECTION 10 HAY CREEK TOWNSHIP $3,278.20 M & S VENTURES,ATTN SHELDON A SMITH 31-139-81-00-10-284 PT L1 BEG @ PT 838' S OF NE COR THW TO RIVER S186.84' E TO E LINEOF L1 N TO PT OF BEG SECTION 10 HAY CREEK TOWNSHIP $1,077.52 MARKEL, PHYLLIS, 1707 N GRIFFIN ST 480-001-005 LOT 02 BLOCK1 NAGEL'S 1ST $2,679.51 MAYHER, BARRY E & ANN E, 503 E TURNPIKE AV 445-017-050 LOT 11 BLOCK 17 REGISTER'S 2ND $2,140.80 MEIDINGER, DAVID A, 1623 E B AV 050-045-001 E 102 FT LOTS 1-2 BLOCK 45 FLANNERY & WETHERBY $1,999.54 ODYSSEY RESEARCH BLDG PRTNRSHP, 1915 N KAVANEY DR 460-007-045 N43.54' OF LOT 11 ALL LOT 12 & S13' OF LOT 13 BLOCK 7 REPLAT HOMAN ACRES $11,233.81 PADBURG, DONALD R II &,JENNIFER M 707 W A AV 040-024-010 W 55 FT LOTS 1-4 & W 55 FT OF N 20 FT OF LOT 5 BLOCK 24 MCKENZIE'S $2,215.67 PAULSON,TIMOTHY & SALLY, 6510 ISLAND RD 23-140-81-50-07-090 LOT 9 BLOCK 7 ISLAND PARK ESTATES $748.60 RATH, GARY D & CYNTHIA M, 1021 W ST BENEDICT DR 815-002-005 LOT 2 BLOCK 2 PRAIRIE HILLS $873.62 RIEDINGER, LARRY & NANCY, 39-138-79-00-07-200 TRACT K BEG @ NW COR SEC 7 EAST2702.96',S60' TO POB,E 1199',S1529.5,NW ON N R/W RR 1203.34'N 1429.18' SECTION 7 APPLE CREEK TOWNSHIP $124.49 RIEDINGER, LARRY & NANCY, 6251 APPLE CREEK RD 39-138-79-00-10-246 PT N1/2NE1/4;BEG AT PT 329' S OF N PROPERTY LINE & 500' E OF W PROPERTY LINE;TH E200';S109' W200'; N109' TO POB SECTION 10 APPLE CREEK TOWNSHIP $798.17 RIEDINGER, LARRY & NANCY, 39-138-79-00-10-256 PT N1/2NE1/4;BEG AT PT 218'S & 500'E OF NW COR;TH E200';S54';W200'N54' TO PT OF BEG SECTION 10 APPLE CREEK TOWNSHIP $86.10 RIEDINGER, LARRY & NANCY, 39-138-79-00-10-258 PT N1/2NE1/4;BEG AT PT 500'E & 272'S OF NW COR;TH E200';S54';W200';N54' TO PT OF BEG SECTION 10 APPLE CREEK TOWNSHIP $88.09 RIPPLEY, ROBERT & MARLENE,ETAL, 102 MAIN AV 35-139-76-65-02-090 LOT 9 BLOCK 2 NEW STERLING TOWNSITE $405.70 RIPPLEY,ROBERT & MARLENE,ETAL, 35-139-76-65-02-100 LOT 10 BLOCK 2 NEW STERLING TOWNSITE $51.97 SMART, CHAD & JENNIFER, 415 E CAPITOL AV 445-004-010 LOT 3 BLOCK 4 REGISTER'S 2ND $2,572.38 SPRYNCZYNATYK, MICHAEL &, SPRYNCZYNATYK, RICHARD 1108 N 13TH ST 100-041-035 S 20 FT OF E 75 FT OF LOT 11 & E 75 FT OF LOTS 12-13 BLOCK 41 FISHER'S $1,752.77 STEINMETZ,AUSTIN J & MONICA L, 2103 E ROSSER AV 105-027-045 E 100 FT LOTS 19-24 BLOCK 27 GOVERNOR PIERCE $5,216.83 TRAUTMANN, GENEVIEVE J &, 2507 N 7TH ST 450-022-081 LOT 17 LESS SOUTH 4' & SOUTH 2' OF LOT 18 SEVENTH STREET CONDOMINIUMS JOSE, KATHLEEN G UNIT A BLOCK 22 REGISTER'S 3RD $2,218.67 WELDER, DANIEL & GENEVIEVE, 1719 HOUSTON DR 607-003-070 LOT 15 BLOCK 3 WACHTER'S 5TH $3,474.91 WELL BUILT HOMES INC, 3703 POSEIDON LP 1556-001-001 LOT 1 & UNDIV INT IN COMMON AREAS - BLOCK 1 SOUTHBAY 3RD ADDITION $1,932.65 WELL BUILT HOMES INC, 3709 POSEIDON LP 1556-001-010 LOT 2 & UNDIV INT IN COMMON AREAS - BLOCK 1 SOUTHBAY 3RD ADDITION $1,529.33 WELL BUILT HOMES INC, 3715 POSEIDON LP 1556-001-020 LOT 3 & UNDIV INT IN COMMON AREAS - BLOCK 1 SOUTHBAY 3RD ADDITION $1,503.04 WELL BUILT HOMES INC, 3818 POSEIDON LP 1556-001-030 LOT 4 & UNDIV INT IN COMMON AREAS - BLOCK 1 SOUTHBAY 3RD ADDITION $9,901.66 WELL BUILT HOMES INC, 3832 POSEIDON LP 1556-001-040 LOT 5 & UNDIV INT IN COMMON AREAS - BLOCK 1 SOUTHBAY 3RD ADDITION $1,647.83 WELL BUILT HOMES INC, 3842 POSEIDON LP 1556-001-050 LOT 6 & UNDIV INT IN COMMON AREAS - BLOCK 1 SOUTHBAY 3RD ADDITION $1,684.16 WELL BUILT HOMES INC, 3907 POSEIDON LP 1556-001-060 LOT 7 & UNDIV INT IN COMMON AREAS - BLOCK 1 SOUTHBAY 3RD ADDITION $1,707.71 WELL BUILT HOMES INC, 3925 POSEIDON LP 1556-001-070 LOT 8 & UNDIV INT IN COMMON AREAS - BLOCK 1 SOUTHBAY 3RD ADDITION $1,995.99 7/26 - 609702 Bismarcktribune.com ■ Bismarck Tribune Friday, July 26, 2013 ■ Page 9A DEATHS Carla Anderson CENTER — Carla Anderson, 52, Center, died unexpectedly on July 23, 2013, at Sanford Health, Bismarck, after a monthlong illness. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Center, with the Rev. Selva Periannan celebrating. Burial will be at St. Martin’s Catholic Cemetery, Center. Carla Anderson Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Center, with a vigil and rosary service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Carla was born Sept. 15, 1960, in Bismarck, to Don and Cecelia (Staigle) Albers. She grew up in Center, where she graduated from high school in 1978. She really enjoyed her school years as a wrestling cheerleader and playing varsity basketball. On July 15, 1978, Carla married the love of her life, Tracy Anderson. They made their home in Center and had three sons, Brandon, Alex and Andrew. They also enjoyed working together in their business, Anderson Custom Cabinets Shop. Carla began her medical career at Square Butte Health Clinic, now Coal County Health Clinic, and was later transferred to the Medcenter hospital with duties managing its rural clinics, recruitment and writing a grant to establish telemedicine. Her work with the telemedicine and pioneering work for the Veterans Administration received state and national recognition and honors. In 2002, Carla expanded her reach into the telecommunications industry. She worked for the Bismarckbased mobile communicat i o n s c o m p a n y Ex t e n d America and joined e-Copernicus, a telecommunications and public safety consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. Carla most recently served as the deputy executive director of the N G ( Ne x t G e n e r a t i o n ) 9-1-1 Institute, a not-forprofit organization that supports the mission of the Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus to advance 911 serv- ices nationally. Carla’s efforts to promote 911 education are without parallel and she played an important role in the passage and enactment of some of the most important pieces of legislation passed by the U.S. Congress to advance 911 over the past 10 years. A native of Center, Carla never lost her love for her hometown and her rural North Dakota roots. She was well known for her positive attitude, boundless energy and support for many local causes, including the schools, church and clinic. With her love of photography, she even volunteered to be the local newspaper photographer. You could find her at every function in town, helping, organizing and cheering on the community. When not with the community or at work, you could find Carla at home tending to her family, yard and horses. Carla will be deeply missed by her husband, Tracy; her sons, Brandon and Andrew; her parents, Don and Cecelia Albers; her sister, Karen (Paul) Thomas; her brothers, Kurt (Ursula) Albers, Scott (Tracey) Albers and Jeff (Karen) Albers; her nieces, Madison, Alexis, Ashley and Jurney; her nephews, Jonathan and Michael; her sisters-in-law, Vicki Anderson, Nancy (Wayne) Bell, Susan Anderson, Becky (Wally) Keller and Jessica (Emerson) Judkins; her b r o t h e r s - i n - l a w, Ke r r y Anderson, Terry Anderson, Wade Anderson, Charlie (Janet) Anderson and Scott (Lisa) Anderson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Carla was preceded in death by her son, Alex; her father and mother-in-law, Andy and Shirley Anderson; a brother-in-law, Marty A n d e r s o n ; a n e p h e w, Christopher Keller; her uncles, Gordon Albers and Ramon Furo; her aunt, Joyce Rolfe; and a special grandmother, Frances Staigle. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Oliver County Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 397, Center, N.D. 58530. Please go to www.buehler larson.com to sign the online guest book. (Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan) LuVerne Sathren LINTON — LuVerne “Dallas” Sathren, 80, Linton, died July 25, 2013, at his home. Arrangements are pending with Myers Funeral Home, Linton. BISMARCK MEMORIAL Serving Bismarck and Surrounding Areas For OVER 100 YEARS 733 Memorial Highway • Bismarck • 701-223-1757 Hours: Mon. 10-6; Tues.-Fri. 9-5; After Hrs. & Sat. by appointment Diane Price Raymond Wolf Richard Cogdill Philip Edsall Diane K. Price, 65, Bismarck, died July 22, 2013, at Fairview University Hospital, Minneapolis. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Charity Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Scott Bauman officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck. Raymond Wolf, 83, died July 24, 2013, at the Benedictine Living Center, Garrison. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Dale Nabben officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. LONETREE — Richard Oren Cogdill, 77, Lonetree, died July 24, 2013, at his home. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 29, at Des Lacs United Methodist Church, with a fellowship to follow at Des Lacs City Hall. DICKINSON — Services for Philip Edsall, 76, Dickinson, will be held at 1 p.m. MDT Monday, July 29, at Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson, with Deacon Bob Stockert officiating. Burial will follow at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, New Hradec. Raymond Wolf Diane Price Visitation will be held from 3:30 to 9 p.m. today at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, where a prayer service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Diane was born July 3, 1948, in Hebron, to Ray and Leona (Fuchs) Bertsch. She spent her early childhood in Glen Ullin and Mandan and then moved to Bismarck in 1956. She graduated from Bismarck High School in 1966. Diane graduated from the School of Radiology in Bismarck and moved to Williston for her first position as a radiologist tech. While working in Williston, she met her future husband, David. They were wed on June 13, 1970, and were blessed with two beautiful children, Denine and David Kory. In addition to her work in radiology, she held positions as a service rep for the telephone company and as a cook and noon duty supervisor for the Bismarck school system. She also developed The New Neighbors Welcome Service and owned this business for seven years. Most important to Diane were her family and numerous friends. She was an avid reader and loved to go fishing. Diane was also very involved in her church and the Bismarck-Mandan Newcomers Club. In recent years, health issues led to Diane becoming a possible recipient of a heart transplant. Upon her death, she shared in the kindness she showed throughout her life by being an organ donor herself. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends who were recipients of Diane’s kindness and selfless love. She is survived by her husband, David; her daughter, Denine Hamp, Colorado; and one son, David Kory, Colorado, and one granddaughter, the love of her life, Lauryn Sophia Hamp. She is also survived by her mother, Leona Bertsch; and her sisters, Sharon Thompson and her husband, Larry, Mandan, and Darlene Boustead and her fiance, David Mittlestadt, Bismarck. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. She was preceded in death by her father, Ray; one brother, Gary; her grandparents; several aunts and uncles; and one infant nephew. Go to www.parkwayfuneral.com to share memories of Diane and sign the online guest book. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Raymond was born on Dec. 25, 1929, in Elgin, the son of John and Elizabeth (Gruszie) Wolf. He was raised and educated in Elgin and graduated from Elgin High School. Ray enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1954 and was honorably discharged in 1956 with the rank of sergeant first class. Ray married Bernita Hausauer on July 3, 1959, at Bismarck Baptist Church. Ray worked at N.C. Rolfson and Sons Construction for 33 years. During this time, he met Darlene Dohrmann,. T h e y we re m a r r i e d o n Feb. 19, 1982, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bismarck. He then worked at Finely Engineering for 15 years. Ray enjoyed woodworking, camping, fishing and reading. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Elks Club and a past member of the Knights of Columbus. Ray is survived by his wife, Darlene; his son, Steve (Shirley) Wolf, Westminster, Md.; his daughter, Mary (Rich) Dunn, Bismarck; his grandchildren, Dan, Fargo, Sara and Nsengimana, Pascal, N.C., Sheyann and Andrew Harrison, South Korea, and Jesse Dunn and Ryan Dosch, Fargo; his greatgrandchildren, Tanner and Faith Wolf, Fargo, and Tristen Pascal, Wilmington, N.C.; his brothers, Eldon (Marlene) Wolf, Elgin, John (Sally) Wolf, Mandan, and David (Eunice) Wolf, Bismarck; his brotherin-law, Harold Friez, Bismarck; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Bernita; and his sister, Elinor. Go to www.eastgatefuneral.com to share memories of Ray and sign the online guest book. (Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck) Ruth Faul HARVEY — Ruth Faul, 96, Harvey, died July 24, 2013, at the St. Aloisius Nursing Home, Harvey. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Ju l y 2 7 , a t Me n n o n i t e Brethren Church, Harvey. Burial will be at Country Mennonite Brethren Cemetery, Harvey. She is survived by her son, Curtis, Valley City; two daughters, Barbara Skaurud and Kathy Willert, both of Fargo; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. (Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey) (More deaths, state deaths and funerals today on 8A.) We apologize for the inconvenience due to the road construction on Sunset Avenue in front of our building. We are still open and available for your family’s needs. Please call 701-663-9630 for an appointment. Cremation Packages William Collins William P. Collins, 57, Mandan, died July 20, 2013, at his home. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today, July 26, at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck. He is survived by one daughter, Ashley Spracklin, Omaha, Neb.; two sons, Brandon, Mandan, and Patrick, Omaha; two sisters, Donna Swenson, Minnesota, and Debbie Collins, Bismarck; two brothers, David, Bismarck, and Dennis, California; 10 grandchildren; and the mother of his three c h i l d re n , Pe g g y Po s e y. (DaWise-Perry Funeral Services, Mandan) A special educational event to learn how advances in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease are making a difference in people’s lives. August 14, 2013 Space is VERY Limited Registration 5:30 - 6:00PM Presentation 6 - 7:00PM Featured Speaker: - Direct Cremation.................................................. $1,900 - Cremation w/memorial service .......................... $2,750 Dr. Chatree Wongjirad St. Alexius Neurology includes choice of urn, memorial package & memorial service Residence Inn 3421 N. 14 St., Bismarck, ND 58501 - Traditional Service w/cremation........................ $4,995 th includes casket rental, memorial package & cremation fee All packages do not include cash advance or third party expenses 4614 Memorial Highway | Mandan | 663-3239 Richard was born to Delbert and Della (Lois) Cogdill, on March 26, 1936, in rural Des Lacs, where he was raised and educated. He married Carol Howard at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kongsberg on Aug. 8, 1959. They lived in Minot until 1969, when they bought land in Lonetree and settled in an area that become known as the Cogdill farm. It was here they began raising their family. Throughout his life, Richard worked for various construction companies, including Peterson Excavating and Aggregate Construction. He was known to those who worked with him as a skilled operator on virtually any piece of equipment. He retired in 1998 and devoted his time to numerous small projects in his workshop, doing everything from building wind-driven craft projects to welding miniature replica farm equipment and constructing log splitters. He was devoted to his family and instilled in his children a sense of selfreliance, creativity, a solid work ethic and a “do-it-yourself” sensibility toward projects and repairs. Richard is survived by his wife, Carol Cogdill; six children, Becky (Charlie), Marian (Keith), Clint (Lisa), Matthew (Sheila), Sarah (Chad) and Clifford (Nancy); a brother, Clarence (Gwen); a sister, Eunice Ann (Walt); 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Della (Lois) Cogdill; his brothers, Duane and Homer Cogdill; and his sisters, Inez Stevenson, Wyoma Ingolfsland and Leona Leifson. Please sign Richard’s guest book and share memories at www.dawiseperry. com. (DaWise-Perry Funeral Services, Mandan) Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease Affordable Cremation Packages locally owned dawiseaffordablefuneral.com Richard Cogdill Sposnsored by: Please RSVP by Sunday, August 11th By Phone: 701-219-3983 Dinner will be provided Philip Edsall Visitation for Philip will be from 2 to 5 p.m. MDT Sunday at Stevenson Funeral Home. Philip passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013, at St. Benedicts Health Center, Dickinson. Philip was born Nov. 30, 1936, in Lewisburg, Ohio, the son of Clarence and Nellie (Supinger) Edsall. He grew up in Van Wert, Ohio. After graduating from Van Wert High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines. Philip served five years and was honorably discharged. He then began working for Raytheon in Boston, Mass. During this time, he met and married Janet Lombardi. To this union, Craig, Stephen and Philip Jr. were born. In 1983, Phil moved to Beulah and worked as a systems analyst at the gasification plant. He met Gladys Bender and they were married on Oct. 20, 1984, in Dickinson. Phil worked with Basin Electric of Bismarck until he retired. Several years later, he began working for KMM while making Dickinson his home with his loving wife, Gladys. In his spare time, Phil watched sports, especially his beloved Boston teams. While in Boston, he was actively involved in the United Cerebral Palsy Telethon for many years. He enjoyed reading articles of history and geography and doing some fishing. Phil was a bright and handy man. He was proud to have worked on one of the first spaceships that went to the moon. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Phil is survived by his wife, Gladys; three sons, Craig (Maria), Stephen (Jan) and Philip Jr., all of Boston; two stepdaughters, Rhonda (Don) Anderson, Dickinson, and Patricia (Jeff) Standal, Spokane, Wash.; 10 grandchildren, Emily, Lyle, Grant, Va l e r i e, Co n n e r, Ry a n , Nicole, Brock, Colton and Lauren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Nellie and Clarence Edsall; one brother, Robert Edsall; and two sisters, Violette Thomas and Dorothy Wagonrod. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com. Katherine Wald ELLENDALE — Katherine (Vetter) Wald, 89 Ellendale, died July 22, 2013, at her home. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at St. Helena’s Catholic Church, Ellendale. Burial will be at St. Helena’s Catholic Cemetery, Ellendale. She is survived by four sons, Conrad, Ham Lake, Minn., Carey, Ellendale, Andrew Jr., Fullerton, and Wendelin, Minneapolis; three daughters, Lucy Hahne and Linda Siro, both of Ellendale, and Betty Hahne, Fredonia; 20 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Alice Welk and Clara Lipp. (Hoven Funeral Chapel, Ellendale) Larry Heiser BELFIELD — Larry Heiser, 69, Belfield, died July 24, 2013, at Kindred Hospital Central Dakotas, Mandan. Services will be held at 1 1 a . m . M D T Mo n d a y, July 29, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Belfield. Further arrangements are pending with Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson. FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013 10A “Seeking to find and publish the truth, that the people of a great state might have a light by which to guide their destiny.” — Stella Mann, Tribune publisher, 1939 WWW. BISMARCKTRIBUNE . COM E STABLISHED IN 1873 TRIBUNE EDITORIAL EDITORIAL BOARD Brian Kroshus . . . . . . . Publisher Ken Rogers . . . . . Opinion editor Libby Simes . . . . . . . . Controller Steve Wallick . . . . . . . City editor OTHER VOICES: Excerpts from editorials around the region What’s the fuss about chickens? Rapid City Journal A Rapid City group is asking the city council to allow people to raise chickens in their backyards, two years after a similar effort failed. The Rapid City Hens is trying to persuade the council to allow up to six hens within city limits. An ordinance to allow urban chickens failed in 2011 on a 5-5 vote. Currently there is no proposed ordinance to allow chickens in Rapid City, but the Hens group has spoken at recent city council meetings in favor of legalizing chickens. The proposal by the Rapid City Hens would allow city residents to raise up to six hens. They told the council that they wanted more control over food quality, nutrition and environment. More than 500 cities in the United States allow backyard chickens, including Sioux Falls and Spearfish. The Journal contacted several cities that allow chickens for a July 14 front page story and found that the cities receive few complaints about urban chickens. Sioux Falls passed an ordinance that required chicken owners to apply for a permit, and so far only 24 permits have been issued. We are not enthusiastic about allowing chickens to be raised in the city limits, but we haven’t seen any problems in cities where chickens are allowed. If the Rapid City Council were to consider an ordinance to allow chickens in the city, we suggest commonsense limits on raising chickens, such as the suggested six-hen limit, enclosures to prevent chickens from escaping or dogs or other animals getting in, minimum care requirements and a required buffer zone from residents, schools and churches (Spearfish has a 100-foot buffer requirement, which, if adopted in Rapid City, would restrict where chickens could be in neighborhoods). We don’t see any harm in giving backyard chickens a try. LETTERS & CONTACT INFO The Tribune welcomes letters to the editor. Writers must include their address and both day and night telephone numbers. This information will be used only for verification and will not be printed. We cannot verify letters via tollfree numbers. Letters of 300 words or fewer are preferred. All letters are subject to editing. No more than two letters per month, please. Letters of thanks are discouraged. Email may be sent to letters@ bismarck tribune.com. Mail letters to the Bismarck Tribune, Letters to the Editor, P.O. Box 5516, Bismarck, N.D. 58506. Ken Rogers, opinion editor, can be reached by phone at 701-250-8250 or by email at ken.rogers@bismarck tribune.com. Protect the privacy of citizens Many people, rightfully, are uncomfortable with the National Security Agency collecting phone records of millions of Americans, whether they are suspected of wrong doing or not. The domestic intelligence gathering gets its authority from the Patriot Act, which was put into place after the terrorist strikes on Sept. 11, 2001. The U.S. House turned back a move to limit the NSA domestic intelligence gathering. Thursday’s 205-217 vote was not split along party lines. The debate isn’t over. The issues surrounding NSA data gathering now will move to the U.S. Senate where there will be an effort to stifle the NSA collection of phone records. Opposition to the unrestrained gathering of phone records by the NSA centers around concern about violating citizen privacy and constitutional rights. There are questions about oversight and the balance of power concept that’s inherent in the U.S. Constitution. There’s also a fear on the part of some that government might somehow use that information against individual U.S. citizens for some nefarious political purpose. Those supporting the NSA say the agency has used the data to stop terrorist attacks, and that the proper checks and balances are in place internally to protect citizen rights and privacy. They say that secrecy is paramount to success in protecting America. They are say- ing, “Trust us.” Unfortunately, the debate on the NSA intelligence gathering — indiscriminate collection of phone records and email — surfaced when it was recently leaked to a British news organization by an employee of an NSA contractor. Edward Snowden now is attempting to find aid and comfort in Russia, or anywhere else that has a grudge against the United States. Some people see Snowden as a whistle-blower and a hero. We think he’s nothing of the sort, despite bringing the NSA’s overreach to public attention. Too much appears to be at risk in the nation’s national security with Snowden’s means, methods House effort fails, the issue moves to Senate VOICES OF THE PEOPLE Let’s take care of our cemetery By MICHELE HIMMELSPACH Bismarck As I drive on the road leading into the Mandan Union Cemetery, two feelings take over. One is the feeling of sadness and the other anger. It makes me sad to see that my loved ones’ final resting place looks as though no one takes pride in how they are presented to family and friends. It seems that one can never just visit with our loved ones without having to clean up around them first. I am not sure if those taking care of the grounds don’t have loved ones resting there. If they do, does their resting place look like no one ever cleaned it? I know that both mine and my husband’s parents’ resting place wasn’t left unkempt. If it is a matter of understaffing, should Mandan look at taking care of staffing the existing grounds instead of looking at building more businesses that need attention? Has anyone ever thought of asking for help from the general public — maybe setting aside one Saturday a month and calling it a clean-up day at the cemetery? You may be delightfully surprised at how many volunteers would show up with lawn mowers, weedeaters and garden gloves to clean up their loved ones’ resting place. Please, let’s clean up our cemetery and make it a place that presents our loved ones with the pride and dignity that they so deserve. Unfair to retry Zimmerman By SYLVIA THOMPSON Bismarck I, along with many others, was hoping the story of the George Zimmerman verdict was over and done. and friends. North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer voted in favor of a House amendment reeling the NSA in. It would have forbidden the NSA’s massive data collection operation. The limit proposed would be that the NSA could gather information only on specific individuals and not huge electronic “dragnets.” That may have gone too far. In the Senate, expect language that will provide more strenuous protections for citizen privacy, additional oversight and, in general, more accountability for NSA programs. We, and most Americans, support legislation that protects privacy but does not diminish vigilance at home and abroad, in the war on terror. Were you in the courtroom? Did you hear all the evidence presented? Do you have all the facts of the case? Do you live in that community and state? Do you know the crime level there? When you have all this information and are in the courtroom the whole time, then you may give your biased opinion. We have to rely on our court system and the judgments it delivers. It is not fair to anyone to second-guess. The judgment was delivered, whether you like it or not. The court case is over. It isn’t right to try to judge Zimmerman over and over again — not even for the federal government to get involved. How many times can someone be tried in court? But no. Aisha Sultan (in a July 22 Until you get the verdict Tribune column) had to put you want? Now, let us let everyone her two cents in. get back to our lives. Yes, we all agree with You call this a discrimiyou that the whole event is a tragedy. Anytime a life is nation case. Note the people involved were two nontaken, there are misgivwhite people. ings. Perhaps, if you’ve ever But for you, Aisha, to sit in your ivory-colored room been attacked or robbed at and chair behind your four night in your own commusafe walls to pass your judg- nity more than once, your ment on George Zimmeropinion might change for man and the six jurors is self protection and “stand totally wrong. your ground.” A walk through Sylvia Plath’s neighborhood By ROGER COHEN study of suicide, “The Savage God,” describes the LONDON — I go past scene at that Chalcot her door every other day Square apartment. “It was when I walk the dog. There so small that everything is the blueseemed sideways on.” But and-white there was room for the English Her- essential: “A typewriter itage plaque: stood on a little table by the “Sylvia Plath window, and they took 1932-1963 turns at it, each working Poet lived shifts while the other mindhere 1960ed the baby.” 61.” I tend to Of course we are fascipause and nated. No imagination can Cohen gaze at it, resist the meeting of the imagining craggy Yorkshireman and her walking to the top of the lithe, brilliant American Primrose Hill. woman on a Fulbright. It has been a half-centu- Their passion draws us in, ry since her suicide, an the surge of creanniversary marked by the ativities at that publication this year of sev- typewriter, and eral books. “The blood jet is his affair, the poetry,” she wrote, “There is separation, Eros no stopping it” — lines and Thanatos, from “Kindness” that capthe what-mightture the implacability of her have-been. verse. And there has been Just a couple no stopping the Plath of minutes’ walk polemics these past away from Chal50 years. cot Square, at Every war is fought over 23 Fitzroy Road, memory. That is true in the is the house Middle East and true of the once inhabited tangled legacy of Plath and by W.B. Yeats where Plath her husband, the poet Ted took her life on Feb. 11, Hughes, who died in 1998. 1963, in the dead of winter. Who sinned first, who was She left two mugs of milk more sinned against? for her children. Then she Something there is about went into the kitchen and, suicide that will not rest. as Alvarez writes, “sealed Al Alvarez, in his classic the door and window as best she could with towels, opened the oven, laid her head in it and turned on the gas.” He does not believe she intended to kill herself. The note she left contained instructions for calling the doctor. All sorts of plausible things might have happened that would have saved her but did not. That end was a beginning. It was the end of something present from the early loss of her father, Otto, which left her with that sense of abandonment and death-pull expressed in these lines: “I was ten when they buried you./At twenty I tried to die/And get back, back, back to you.” The poem is called “Daddy,” and in it we see Plath as what Alvarez calls “an imaginary Jew from the concentration camps of the mind” and her German father as an “Aryan eye” Nazi. It was the beginning of the polemic, with the various defenders of Hughes and Plath, the battles over Another look at the poet, a halfcentury after her suicide Plath’s grave and what happened to her diaries, and the suicide in 2009 of their son, Nicholas Hughes — an act that leads Terry Castle of Stanford University in a recent New York Review of Books piece on two new Plath books to this extraordinary conclusion: “His mother was by then long dead — he had never had any memory of her — yet even so I couldn’t helping wanting to kill her.” Yes, the past is virulent, for individuals as for nations. My mother, who was manic-depressive and tried more than once to take her life, was an admirer of Plath. Like Plath, she endured electroconvulsive treatment in the 1950s. Here is Plath on that experience in her novel “The Bell Jar”: “I shut my eyes. There was a brief silence, like an indrawn breath. Then something bent down and took hold of me and shook me like the end of the world. Whee-ee-ee-ee-ee, it shrilled, through an air crackling with blue light, and with each flash a great jolt drubbed me till I thought my bones would break and the sap fly out of me like a split plant. I wondered what terrible thing it was that I had done.” Of course I stop outside that house for more than one reason. I see my slight, fragrant mother, age 29 in 1958, with metal plates being affixed to either side of her head, flattening her dark curls, and I feel her racing heart as a doctor straps the plates to her swabbed temples, enclosing her skull in its high-voltage carapace. Hughes, in “Birthday Letters,” the book of poems about Plath he published in 1998, imagined the experience in “The Tender Place.” It begins, “Your temples, where the hair crowded in,/Were the tender place.” And continues: “Somebody wired you up./Somebody pushed the lever. They crashed/The thunderbolt into your skull.” I picked up “Birthday Letters” the other day. It delves through a love long gone that is alive, inexhaustible. I had forgotten my mother gave me the book, 11 months before her death, until I stumbled on her inscription: “I hope this illuminates the meaning of love ... With much love and thanks. M.” And I suppose when I stumbled on that I had to write this. (Roger Cohen writes a syndicated column for the New York Times.) Bismarcktribune.com ■ Bismarck Tribune Friday, July 26, 2013 ■ Page 11A Feds: Halliburton agrees to plead guilty House passes bill on coal ash Allegedly destroyed evidence in Gulf spill WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday passed legislation giving states greater control over the management of coal ash, a coal combustion byproduct that poses environmental threats when put in landfills but is also commonly recycled for use in cement, concrete and other products. Some Democrats saw the measure as yet another attempt by the Republican majority to strip the Environmental Protection Agency of authority, but the bill passed with Democratic support. The vote was 265-155, with 39 Democrats backing it. And the White House, while voicing concerns over some aspects of the bill, did not issue a veto threat as it often does with GOP environmental bills, leaving open up the possibility of compromise as the bill moves to the Senate. WASHINGTON (AP) — Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Gulf oil spill, the Department of Justice said Thursday. Federal officials said in a statement that a criminal information charging Hallburton with one count of destruction of evidence was filed in federal court in Louisiana. Halliburton has agreed to pay the maximum fine, be on probation for three years and continue to cooperate with the government’s criminal investigation, according to the statement, which did not list the amount of the fine. The Houston-based company has also made a $55 million voluntary contribution to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. It was not a condition of the court agreement, the statement says. The company said in a statement Thursday night that it had agreed to plead guilty “to one misdemeanor violation associated with the deletion of records created after the Macondo well incident, to pay the statutory maximum fine of $200,000 and to accept a term of three years probation.” The Justice Department has agreed it will not pursue further criminal prosecution of the company or its subsidiaries for any conduct arising from the 2010 spill, Halliburton’s statement said, adding that federal officials have also “acknowledged the company’s significant and valuable cooperation during the course of its investigation.” The plea agreement is subject to court approv