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‘Patients don’t need to be in jail’ Protesters show their support for medical pot By Jim Totten and Lisa Roose-Church

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As a mother of four children, Robin Schneider sympathizes with women who try to provide medical marijuana in a safe, legal place. The Lansing-area woman uses a medical marijuana ointment on her back to relieve chronic pain from a serious fall when she was 19, and she said she won’t travel to a “back alley” to get a substance voters have determined is now legal for limited use in Michigan. Schneider was one of 15 protesters outside Brighton’s District Court, where a Handy Township

couple, who operated a medical marijuana dispensary that was twice raided by police, was being arraigned on charges they delivered marijuana to an undercover officer posing as a medical marijuana patient. One of the owners, Christi Marshall, is a mother, Schneider noted. “I’m grateful to them for helping so many people obtain medical marijuana safely,” she said. While some people smoke marijuana, Schneider said, others take it in capsules, use vapor machines

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Patient and medical marijuana supporter Robin Schneider, left, and Jamie Lowell carry signs outside Brighton’s District Court protesting recent raids and legal action against Handy Township’s Marshall Alternatives. to relieve asthma or use an ointment like herself. Ideally, Schneider said, she wants a place with a well-lit parking

lot where she can get her ointment. She can only get her ointment at a Continued on page 6

The owners of a Handy Township medical marijuana dispensary and an employee were arraigned Thursday while protesters carrying signs declaring “Patients are not criminals” walked outside the Brighton courthouse. Pleas of not guilty were entered on behalf of Christi Marshall, 37, her husband, Alan Marshall, 39, and employee Stephanie Lynn Baxter, 30, who were each released on a $10,000 personal bond. They are each charged with delivering marijuana to an undercover narcotics officer who posed as a medical marijuana patient.

INSIDE • The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to hear two criminal cases about medical marijuana, the first such appeals accepted by the state’s highest court since voters approved the limited use of pot in 2008. See page 6A. “I’m grateful for the support,” Christi Marshall said as she exited the court building. “With support like this from a jury, I hope we’ll be found not guilty.” Continued on page 6

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Volunteers Sue Dolato and Jeff Lakatos measure and mark locations for Michigan Challenge Balloonfest vendors at the Howell High School campus. The festival kicks off its three-day run today.

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Michigan Challenge Balloonfest Director Michelle Tokan knows it takes a team of dedicated individuals to put the show together each year. Nearly 20 area businesspeople and residents serve as event planners — from safety and

• See page 1C for a rundown of attractions offered at this weekend’s Michigan Challenge Balloonfest. security representatives to pilots — who meet several times a year leading up to the annual

balloon championship event, now in its 27th year. Balloonfest runs from today through Sunday on the grounds of Howell High School, 1200 W. Grand River Ave. “It takes a lot of responsibility to put something like this together,” said Tokan, noting the event is expected to draw about 120,000 guests this year. “We

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NEW YORK — The United States and other nations that depend on oil imports said Thursday they will release and sell 60 million barrels of crude from emergency stocks in an effort to ease the strain high oil prices are putting on the global economy. The release by the International Energy Agency, a group of more than two dozen countries, covers only what the world uses roughly every 16 hours. But it was enough to send oil prices lower, at least for the moment. In addition to helping the struggling economies of the United States and Europe, analysts said the move was meant as a rebuke to OPEC, which has refused to increase oil production to bring down prices. It will be the largest sale of crude ever from world strategic reserves and only the third since the IEA was formed in 1974 after the Arab oil embargo. The IEA released oil in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina and in 1990 and 1991 after Iraq invaded Kuwait. Half the oil will come from reserves in the United States. Refiners who turn crude into gasoline will be able to bid on the extra oil and have it shipped to them from the salt caverns along the Gulf Coast where it is stored. The IEA said high oil demand and shortfalls of oil production caused by unrest in the Middle East and North Africa threatened to “undermine the fragile global economic recovery.” The uprising in Libya has taken 1.5 million barrels of oil per day off of the market — half a million barrels less than will be released each day by the IEA. The price of oil rose to nearly $114 per barrel in at the end of April, a level not seen since the summer of 2008. Since then, however, oil prices

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“Fifteen or 20 cents a gallon of relief is not enough to make people feel good about their job prospects, or losses on the stock market, or our general economic slowdown.” — Andrew Lipow Analyst on oil prices

had fallen considerably, and analysts questioned how much relief the move would provide the economy, and for how long. One analyst, Andrew Lipow, said the timing of the announcement, a Continued on page 13

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New twist in anti-roundabout crusade Landowner puts out questionnaire about Howell traffic circles By Jason Carmel Davis DAILY PRESS & ARGUS

Marion Township resident and Howell rental property owner Dick Pybus continues his crusade to make Howell officials aware of residents’ and business owners’ displeasure with the city’s minicircles through a paid advertisement published today in the Daily Press & Argus. The ad, which appears on page 5A, contains a questionnaire that asks residents their feelings on the minicircles,

their aesthetic appeal and the potential for danger. That potential for danger is the key reason Pybus wants to see the minicircles removed. “The minicircles are very dangerous and hazardous to drivers and emergency vehicles that travel the city streets on a daily basis and must be removed,” Pybus said this week. “This is a public relations issue and a serious safety issue.” Howell City Manager Shea Charles said that Pybus’s feelings that the mini-

circles are unsafe are more of a personal preference than fact. Charles said the circles that have been installed throughout the city had to meet state and federal guidelines before being installed. To meet those standards, three of the traffic minicircles in Howell underwent reconstruction last month by the independent contractor who originally installed them. The work came at no cost to the city, Charles said, as it is a part of the original contract signed when the circles were

installed as a part of the first phase of the city’s streetscape program. “There are engineering standards that must be met, as well, and if the designs are unsafe or inappropriate, those engineering firms run the risk of hurting their reputations,” Charles said. “All of our minicircles conform to state and federal standards.” The Howell City Council on May 9 received a petition, from Pybus, that was signed by 53 residents and business owners asking that the minicircles be removed altogether.

The circles were built to deter motorists from speeding, but Pybus last month said there are other options, such as speed bumps and rumble strips. “I’m not doing this for any political means or anything. I’m just concerned about the safety of the people in the city,” Pybus said. “You can’t go around the circles without hitting them unless you drive a really compact car and go 4 or 5 miles an hour.” Contact Daily Press & Argus reporter Jason Carmel Davis at (517) 552-2857 or at jcdavis@gannett.com.

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Hartland High School graduate Kathryn Walicki started kicking a soccer ball when she was 6 years old — and in the 12 years since that she’s been playing soccer, she discovered she enjoyed working with children while coaching young players like herself. “I actually want to do pediatrics,” Walicki said. “Working with the girls I coached during soccer, I realized I’ve always really enjoyed working with younger children.” Walicki, who was named to the Daily Press & Argus’ 2011 All-County Academic Team, plans to attend Michigan State University and enter the school’s premedicine program and the osteopathic medical scholars program. The osteopathic scholars program allows students who maintain their grade-point average and take required classes to go directly into MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine after completing their undergraduate degrees. “It’s a different type of medicine,” Walicki said. “It adds in the factor of manipulation, making sure your body is aligned and how that’s connected to any issues you’re having.” Walicki’s decision to pursue pediatric medicine combines her love of helping others with her passion for science, which she discovered in high school. In addition to playing for Hartland’s soccer team for four years, including two years on the varsity squad, Walicki played on a premier level one team for four years, and worked as a coach and instructor for most of high school. Walicki was also a member of the National Honor Society and was named a scholar athlete her first three years on the soccer team. She also received the gold medal for the highest GPA on the girls’ varsity soccer team during her junior year. While she won’t continue her

By Lisa Roose-Church DAILY PRESS & ARGUS

The Livingston County prosecutor’s office authorized charges Wednesday against a Hartland Township man who allegedly sexually assaulted two 13-year-old girls swimming in a township lake earlier this month. A warrant was authorized for John David Carpenter, 40, for two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly touching one girl’s breasts and the other’s buttocks as they were on a platform in Dunham Lake on June 4, according to District Court records. Michigan State Police Trooper Jeff Frasier of the Brighton post said in an earlier interview that the two girls were swimming with three other friends in Dunham Lake at around 6:30 p.m. when an unidentified man and woman began swimming with them near a platform about 100 yards from the beach. The girls said the man joined their conversation about the depth of the water, and at some point he grabbed one girl’s breasts and the other girl’s buttocks. The girls reported the incidents to their parents when they stopped swimming. A parent who was photographing the girls, who were swimming after a Girl Scout outing, happened to catch the man’s image. That image was released to the media and quickly led to tips and his identity, police said. Contact Daily Press & Argus reporter Lisa Roose-Church at (517) 552-2846 or at lrchurch@ gannett.com.

ABOUT THIS SERIES Each year, the Daily Press & Argus names an AllCounty Academic Team from among the top students in Livingston County’s five school districts. The students are nominated by school administrators and the final membership is determined strictly by a mathematical formula based on gradepoint averages and test scores. This year, 12 students have been selected to the team. The 2011 All-County Academic Team includes: • June 12: Michaelyn Lux of Hartland High School • June 13: Lize Loubser of Pinckney Community High School • June 14: Alex Price of Brighton High School • June 15: Michael Bartkowiak of Howell High School • June 16: Tyler West of Hartland High School • June 17: Regan Elzerman of Fowlerville High School • Sunday: Sarah Poliquin of Brighton High School • Monday: Megan Hall of Hartland High School • Tuesday: Elizabeth Gensterblum of Pinckney Community High School • Wednesday: Margaux Balagna of Brighton High School • Thursday: Tom Heuser of Brighton High School • Today: Kathryn Walicki of Hartland High School soccer career in college, Walicki said she has learned a lot during

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Kathryn Walicki is moving on from Hartland High School, where she played soccer for four years, to Michigan State University. She intends to become a pediatrician. her time as a player. “I’ve always been a quiet, more reserved player, but when you get onto varsity, you have to step it up and work with your teammates more,” she said. “I really had to work on my confidence and get used to the fastpaced play of varsity.” When Walicki starts at MSU in the fall, she’ll be in good company. “My family’s always been big Spartan fans,” she said. “And my sister is actually there right now.”

ABOUT KATHRYN WALICKI • Age: 18 • Family: Parents, Russell and Julia Walicki; siblings, Natalie Walicki, 20, and Michael Walicki, 15 • Honors: National Honor Society member; scholar athlete; academic letter winner;

two-time community service award winner; gold medal for highest grade-point average on girls varsity soccer team • Plans: She will attend Michigan State University and study premedicine. She intends to enter pediatrics.

Contact Daily Press & Argus reporter Sarah K. Norris at (517)

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After two years of renovations, museum back and better than ever HARTLAND TOWNSHIP By Frank Konkel

Volunteers Hildy Foley, left, and Barbara Krueger talk in the remodeled lower level of the Florence B. Dearing Museum in Hartland Township.

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Back and better than ever, the Florence B. Dearing Museum in Hartland Township will be open to the public again this summer after two years of extensive renovations. The museum reopened May 30 — Memorial Day — with a ribbon-cutting ceremony organized by the Hartland Area Historical Society, which owns the museum. The museum will be open to the public from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. There is no fee to view the museum, but donations are welcome. “We’ve totally revamped the inside of the museum. Parts of it were really a mess,” said Hildy Foley, a trustee who sits on the Historical Society Board of Directors. “It took us two years to get it renovated. It looks pretty darn good.” The Historical Society led in the volunteer effort to renovate the

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museum, which is at 3505 Avon St. The work put into the project has been extensive, Foley said. Walls have been torn out and replaced with new drywall, and the inside of the museum received a new paint job. In addition, floors were sanded, windows repaired and lighting fixtures were installed. The museum’s history stretches

back to 1958, when librarian Florence B. Dearing combined a historical collection of objects, photographs, documents and books that had been maintained by the Cromaine District Library with community-donated artifacts to create a museum in the basement of the library. In 1972, the museum outgrew its

space at the library and moved to the former town hall at Avon Street and Crouse Road, after the township deeded the building to the Historical Society for the sum of $1. Pieces in the museum document the history and culture of the community from the 1830s to the 1950s, much of them having to do with weaving, which Hartland was known for nearly a century ago, according to Foley. To schedule a group tour, call (810) 229-7621. More information on the Historical Society, including how to become a member, is at www.hartlandareahistory.org. Contact Daily Press & Argus reporter Frank Konkel at (517) 552-2835 or at fkonkel@gannett. com.

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Cardboard boats put to test Sat. By Frank Konkel DAILY PRESS & ARGUS

The Hartland Rotary Club’s first Hartland Cardboard Regatta comes Saturday, featuring cardboard boats manned by the local citizens who built them. Rotary member Karen Crouse said 10 boats — assembled using only a collection of adhesives and duct tape — will set sail with their crews from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Waldenwoods Resort and Conference Center in Hartland Township. The event is designed to attract attention, donations and more members to the newly formed civic organization. It doubles as a source of community entertainment. It’s not every day, Crouse said, that you’re able to see a bunch of cardboard boats floating around. Continued on page 13

DEATHS CINDY L. MCNEELY Cindy L. McNeely, 51, of Brighton died June 22. Keehn Funeral Home, 706 W. Main St., Brighton, (810) 229-9871.

Hildy Foley, postmaster from 1965 through 1978, administers the historical post office display at the Florence B. Dearing Museum in Hartland Township.

MARJORIE R. WILLIAMS Marjorie R. Williams, 75, died June 22. MacDonald’s Funeral Home, 315 N. Michigan Ave., Howell, (517) 546-2800. Obituaries appear on page 6A.


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Balloonfest starts today Continued from page 1 the hopes of making the show bigger than the previous one. Palmer-VanCamp makes sure the downtown events, mostly held outside the historical Livingston County Courthouse, keep with the show’s family-friendly theme. Several of the downtown events are youth-driven and include sports demonstrations by the Livingston County Family YMCA, where Palmer-VanCamp serves as executive director. Bringing the show into the city’s downtown also gives patrons the chance to see what the community has to offer in the way of shops and restaurants, PalmerVanCamp said. “We like that we’re allowed to drive people into town to let people know about our downtown,” she said. The popularity and notoriety of the event has even led NASA and the Yankee Air Museum to ask to be a part of the show, according to Tokan, who’s been involved with the show in some capacity for nearly two decades. Through NASA’s Exploration Experience, Balloonfest guests will experience a visual journey through the past, present and future of space exploration, according to Tokan. Along the way, visitors will have the opportunity to touch a real moon rock and receive a souvenir photo of an astronaut, said Tokan, in her eighth year as director of the event. The Belleville-based Yankee Air Museum will provide B-25 flyovers Saturday and Sunday, along

with a display of a T-33 aircraft and a booth with Yankee Air Museum information and merchandise. Patrons will also have the option to purchase rides in a B-25 World War II bomber, according to Tokan. “Because the event has that 27year history and national exposure, NASA sort of lobbied to be a part of this year’s event,” Tokan said. “Because it fit with our theme of aviation, our committee thought it was a good fit.” Tokan said Balloonfest planners discuss different forms of entertainment and exhibitions each year when preparing for the event. “We want to continue to put on a fun, high-class event,” she said. “We try to make sure we gauge people’s interest in bringing back popular attractions, but we also try to bring in new attractions, such as NASA, that we hope are around for a long time,” she added. The two months leading up to the festival are crucial, as hundreds of volunteers are given assignments, according to Tokan. A philanthropic aspect exists, as well, as about $10,000 in proceeds from the event are given to the nonprofit organization selected by volunteers who assist with parking during the show, she said. “That’s been going on since the beginning,” Tokan said. “It’s a fun event, but we’re aware of the state of some of the nonprofits in the area, so it’s good to be able to give back.” Like the volunteers who man food and beverage stands, police officers play a vital role in the success of the event, according to Howell Police Capt. John Kowalski. A number of officers work to make sure motorists get in and out

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of the festival and city in a safe, timely fashion. To expedite the process, the city partners with the Michigan Department of Transportation to time stoplights, Kowalski said. From 6 p.m. to midnight each night of the festival, all of Howell’s police force works the event and mans various traffic points, according to Kowalski. “You have this mass exodus going on with pedestrians on feet and people in their vehicles, and we want to make sure everyone gets out carefully and safely,” he said. Tokan said a wrap-up meeting will take place next month where planners will discuss certain aspects of this year’s show and how to improve the event. Planning for next year’s show will begin shortly after that, Tokan said, but she and other volunteers will first relish in the work they’ve put in to get this year’s Balloonfest off the ground. “I get a great feeling when I see the quality of Balloonfest and see so many people on the grounds of the high school,” Kowalski said. “I’m proud of the committee and the city for putting this on for so many years.” “Seeing the transformation of the high school campus into a huge space filled with so many attractions is something special,” said Tokan, who acknowledged the work volunteers put in. “It always looks good, and it’s great to see all the work you put in come off so well.” Contact Daily Press & Argus reporter Jason Carmel Davis at (517) 552-2857 or at jcdavis@ gannett.com.

Teen seriously injured in crash A Pinckney teen was transported to an Ann Arbor hospital Thursday after crashing her sport utility vehicle into a building in downtown Brighton. Brighton Police Chief Thomas Wightman said the 17-year-old driver was traveling eastbound on Main Street at around 12:10 p.m. when the accelerator became stuck as she was turning north onto Grand River Avenue. “As she made the turn onto Grand River Avenue, she lost control of the car as it was accelerating,” Wightman said, noting that the accelerator became stuck. The teen’s Ford Explorer spun out, turning on the driver’s side

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Benefit planned to help woman A fundraiser event is scheduled from 2-7 p.m. Saturday for Ann Rajala, director of Gentle Strength Counseling and Holistic Center in Brighton. The event will take place at the center at 9841 Spencer Road in Brighton Township and will include music, food, a bake sale and games for kids. There will also be a silent auction and a raffle for items donated from local businesses. Proceeds from the event will be used to offset travel and treatment expenses for Rajala, who has been battling illness for the past two years. For more information, call

Recycling center needs volunteers Recycle Livingston at 170 Catrell Drive in Howell is seeking additional volunteers to unload cars and sort recyclables during the center’s busy summer months. Volunteers are needed from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays

and from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays. Volunteers do not have to stay the entire time. Staffers prefer that volunteers call ahead but drop-ins are also welcome. Volunteers should wear enclosed boots or athletic shoes, longer shorts and rain gear if the weather looks threatening. Work gloves and safety vests are provided. Call (517) 548-4439 for more information.

Assistance needed with area gardens The Livingston County Hunger Council is looking for volunteers to assist with planting, weeding, basic garden maintenance and harvesting at local community gardens. Help will be needed through September. For more information, contact Kay Simmons at (313) 9233535, ext. 335; or at ksimmons@gcfb.org.

Correction A listing for the annual classic car show at St. John Catholic Church in Oceola Township was published with an incorrect event date of June 23. The correct date for the show is July 23. The event was published in the upcoming attractions listing in the June 10 edition of the Weekender and in the coming soon listing in the June 22 edition of the Livingston Experience magazine. The Daily Press & Argus apologizes for any inconvenience this error has caused.

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The Livingston County Department of Public Health will be offering free oral HIV testing from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday in recognition of National HIV Testing Day. Testing will be done by appointment or on a walk-in basis at the health department near Chilson Road at 2300 E. Grand River Ave. in Genoa Township. Testing is anonymous and confidential. Every nine-and-a-half minutes, someone in the United States is infected with HIV. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than 1 million people are living with HIV in the United States, and one in five is unaware of his or her infection. This year’s message again encourages routine HIV testing. To make an appointment or for more information, call (517) 552-6882. A return appointment is needed for results.

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Marijuana case draws protests Continued from page 1 dispensary similar to Marshall Alternatives. “I want a drive-through pharmacy,” she said. She’s a member of the Greater Lansing Medical Marijuana Association, a volunteer with the Michigan Association of Compassion Centers and the Michigan representative for Americans for Safe Access. At 19, Schneider was seriously injured in a fall and broke her back, which caused nerve damage. She spent a year in a wheelchair and gradually regained her ability to walk. She underwent therapy and used prescription painkillers for years, but she stopped using those drugs due to side effects and fears about permanent damage to her liver. “I just think medical cannabis is much safer,” she said. “It doesn’t do any damage to our bodies.” Anne Johnson, an Ingham County mother and medical marijuana user, said she was proud to participate in her first protest. She uses medical marijuana for her rheumatoid arthritis. “Put people in jail that need to be in jail,” she said. “Medical marijuana patients don’t need to be in jail.” That sentiment was shared by other protesters, who said Christi Marshall; her husband, Alan; and employee Stephanie Baxter are wrongly accused. The three were arraigned Thursday in Livingston County District Court in Brighton on a charge of delivering marijuana to an officer, who used a fake medical marijuana card that identified him as a patient with no caregiver. The prosecutor

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Medical marijuana users Anne Johnson of Ingham County, left, and Robert “Monkey Paw” Garner of Mount Clemens protest legal action against medical marijuana use Thursday outside Livingston County District Court in Brighton. Inside court, three staffers from a Handy Township medical marijuana dispensary were arraigned on a charge of delivering marijuana to an officer, who used a fake medical marijuana card that identified him as a patient with no caregiver. argues that the law allows caregivers to serve only those patients connected to them through the state’s medical marijuana registry. “You can transfer, deliver and use” marijuana under the state’s Medical Marihuana Act, said one protester who identified himself as Victor Vicious. He is a member of the Jackson County Compassion

Care Club. “If we do it their way, they’ll drive us to the black market.” Robert “Monkey Paw” Garner, who traveled from Mount Clemens to participate in the protest, said the government needs to stop persecuting and prosecuting medical marijuana patients and caregivers. He pointed to a case in Oakland County in which a jury convicted a

former Lake Orion police dispatcher who worked as a receptionist at a medical marijuana dispensary in Ferndale. He believes the conviction came only because an Oakland County judge prohibited the defense from mentioning the state’s medical marijuana act during the trial, despite the defendant being a registered medical marijua-

na patient and caregiver. An attorney for the Oakland County woman, however, told the Oakland Press that protesters during the trial hurt his client because they approached jurors as they walked into the courthouse. The court felt that was jury tampering, the attorney said. “We’ve got to break the law to treat ourselves,” said Garner, who said he’s used marijuana since 1967. “I was dying a year ago, and I’m almost cancer-free now.” Garner credits marijuana — he uses the oil extract — with “almost curing” his cancer. He said juries will side with the caregivers if the judicial system will stop ignoring that it exists. “Jurists can disagree with the law, especially when the law is inhumane,” he said. Dozens of motorists passing the courthouse stopped to ask why the protesters were there and upon learning the reason, the majority gave thumbs-up and shouts of encouragement. “You’re right; they’re wrong,” one woman shouted. Genoa Township resident Doug Orton, president of the Brighton Area Compassion Club, estimated 95 percent of the residents who went by voiced support for their protest. “For being such a conservative town, Brighton is understanding,” he said. “People are compassionate. They understand it’s something that is helping people.” Contact Daily Press & Argus reporter Jim Totten at (517) 5487088 or at jtotten@gannett.com or Daily Press & Argus reporter Lisa Roose-Church at (517) 552-2846 or at lrchurch@gannett.com.

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Man dies at Hartland pool center A 67-year-old man died Wednesday at the Caroselli Aquatic and Fitness Center in Hartland Township at around 4:30 p.m. after swimming several laps in the pool, police said. Livingston County Sheriff Bob Bezotte said initial investigation showed the man likely died from a medical issue. Bezotte said the man was pronounced dead at the scene after emergency responders tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate him. Emergency responders were called to the scene after the man was discovered motionless in the locker room. Bezotte said an autopsy was scheduled to be performed Thursday by Sparrow Hospital but that results were not yet available. The Hartland Township Fire Department and Livingston County EMS assisted the Sheriff’s Department at the scene.

Alan Marshall added: “I’m overwhelmed by the support. We’re grateful.” Baxter, a former Grand Blanc resident who now lives in Howell, declined to comment. The trio returns to court on July 13 for an exam conference before Judge Theresa Brennan, who ordered each defendant not to possess, use or distribute “any type of drug” except over-thecounter medications. The judge also allowed the defendants to possess and use prescription medications, if any, they may have, except marijuana. Brennan also ordered the trio to keep at least 100 yards away from any medical marijuana dispensary. Although the accused declined to talk about their pending cases, the estimated 15 people who gathered on First and Main streets in downtown Brighton spoke loud and proud about their rights to use marijuana for medicinal purposes as allowed under Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Act. The protesters chastised Prosecutor David Morse’s office and Livingston and Washtenaw Narcotics Enforcement Team members for targeting Marshall Alternatives. “They should be allowed to provide a place for what is legal,” Jamie Lowell with the Michigan Association of Compassion Centers said as he held a picket sign. “The spirit and intent of the act needs to be carried out.” Lowell acknowledged that he was not familiar with the allegations against the Marshalls and

tion of the law is Baxter, and when told wrong. They believe it about the allegations, is acceptable, under he said he believes the law, for a regisMorse is interpreting tered patient to receive the law incorrectly. marijuana from anothLAWNET officers er caregiver or for the raided Marshall Altercaregiver designation natives, at 165 to transfer. Fowlerville Road in “There will be times Handy Township (patients) have to get it about four miles south from another caregivof the village of er,” Lowell said. Fowlerville, on March Morse disagrees, 2 and again Tuesday. Christi earlier noting: “If you Denise Pollicella, Marshall look at the application business attorney for to get a medical mariMarshall Alternatives, juana card, it’s in there said the business oper— you have to name ated within the law who your caregiver is and that both the Margoing to be.” shalls and Baxter are Alan Marshall is card-carrying carecharged as a habitual givers under the medoffender with two counts ical marijuana law. of delivering marijuana However, Assistant for allegedly selling marProsecutor William ijuana to an undercover Vailliencourt said in LAWNET officer Feb. court that it’s the pros28 and May 9. ecutor’s position none Alan Marshall His criminal history includes a of the defendants are registered 1992 conviction for possession of caregivers. According to court documents, marijuana and a breaking and the Marshalls allegedly sold med- entering, which was adjudicated ical marijuana to an undercover under the state’s Holmes Youthful officer who had a fake medical Trainee Act. He also has a 2004 marijuana card. On the back, no conviction for attempting to forge caregiver was designated. Accord- a license document. Christi Marshall is accused of ing to those court documents, the defense for the medical use of one count of delivery of marijuamarijuana “exists only for a regis- na for a May 4 incident and Baxtered caregiver who is connected ter, who also faces two counts, to the patient through the Depart- allegedly did so May 3 and May ment of Community Health’s reg- 4. Christi Marshall’s criminal hisistration process.” Lowell and the other support- tory includes convictions for ers, however, say that interpreta- drunken driving and writing bad

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Mich. Supreme Court to weigh in on medical marijuana By Ed White ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to hear two criminal cases about medical marijuana, the first such appeals accepted by the state’s highest court since voters approved the limited use of pot in 2008. In a case from Shiawassee County, the court will consider just what’s meant by keeping marijuana in an “enclosed, locked facility,” a requirement under the law. In a second case, from Oakland County, the issues include whether someone using marijuana must have consulted a doctor after the law was passed, not before. In both, drug charges were dismissed but later restored by the Michigan Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court said Thursday it would welcome input from the

attorney general and groups representing defense lawyers and prosecutors, as well as attorneys in the two cases. Michigan allows marijuana to be used to alleviate the symptoms of certain illnesses if someone sees a doctor and gets a state-issued card. People can possess up to 21⁄2 ounces of ready-to-use marijuana and have up to 12 plants in a locked area. A registered caregiver also can grow the drug for them. The law approved by voters nearly three years ago has caused much confusion. Some judges won’t follow it, citing federal bans on possessing drugs. The state Supreme Court’s orders don’t indicate it will address that issue. Larry King, 55, of Shiawassee County, has chronic back pain. Despite having a state card, he was charged with drug crimes after Owosso police discovered marijuana growing in a dog kennel, which

had a locked, 6-foot-high fence and was partially covered with black plastic on the sides. A judge dismissed charges but they were reinstated by the appeals court, which said the outdoor kennel didn’t qualify as a place to keep marijuana. “We look forward to the opportunity to explain to the Michigan Supreme Court that Larry is a lawabiding citizen who followed all the rules,” said attorney Dan Korobkin of the American Civil Liberties Union. “The criminal prosecution of Larry King is a gross injustice. The overwhelming

majority of Michigan voters approved the Medical Marihuana Act to protect people like Larry from criminal punishment.” In the Oakland County case, Alexander Kolanek, 25, said he smoked marijuana to deal with problems related to Lyme disease. He talked to a doctor about the medicinal benefits of pot before voters approved its legal use but didn’t get the doctor’s authorization until after an arrest for possessing marijuana in 2009. Two courts have ruled against Kolanek’s defense against drug charges.

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MARJORIE R. WILLIAMS Age 75, lifelong resident of Fowlerville and Howell area, passed away at her home Wednesday, June 22, 2011. She was born April 20, 1936 in Howell, the daughter of Clifford and Jean (Sherwood) Geer. Beloved wife of the late Raymond F. Williams (8/11/2009) whom she married May 27, 1955 in Howell. Dear mother of Edward (Leta) Williams of Bethlehem, GA and Robin Bader of Howell. Also survived by grandchildren, Matthew, Kathryn, Heather, Allison and Cory (Theresa); great-grandmother of Danielle; sister of Bonnie Leverett, Walt (Joan) Geer, Brenda Geer, Frank (Carol) Geer and Barb (Bud) Yaroch; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by siblings, Norma Geminelli, Sharon Jackson and Allan Geer. Marjorie was a 1953 graduate of Fowlerville High School; a member of Hidden Springs Church; former member of the Elks Lodge, Archery Club and Child Study Club and an avid reader. Visitation will be Friday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. with funeral services Saturday, June 25 at 11 a.m. at MacDonald’s Funeral Home, Howell (517-5462800). Memorial contributions are suggested to Muscular Dystrophy Association for CMT. Please visit the family’s online guestbook at www.macdonaldsfuneralhome.com

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Age 51, of Brighton, MI passed away June 22, 2011. She was born on September 19, 1959, a daughter of Kenneth and Marguerite (Muske) Wayt. Cindy is survived by her mother, Marguerite Wayt of Brighton; children: Megan Browers of Nantuckett, MA, Daniel McNeely of Farmington Hills, & Colleen McNeely of Brighton, a granddaughter Emy Browers and a grandson on the way; and siblings: Ken Wayt, and Kathy Koers. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Wayt. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Brighton with visitation beginning at 1:00 P.M. at the Church with Rev. Fr. Mark J. Rutherford celebrating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Cindy's name are suggested to Ovarian Cancer Research http://www.ocrf.org Please visit Cindy's Book of Memories at keehnfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton.

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Briefs Senate approves new districts LANSING — The boundaries for districts within the Legislature would be redrawn with less clout for Wayne County under terms of a bill approved Thursday by the Republican-led Senate. The measure, approved 29-8, advances to the Republican-led House. The plan would reshape boundaries for the state’s 38 Senate districts and 110 House districts as required once every 10 years. Boundaries are redrawn based on U.S. Census Bureau population counts. Wayne County would lose some of its representation because of declining population, including a 25 percent decrease in Detroit between 2000 and 2010. But some Democrats, including Detroiters, voted in favor of the bill Thursday after some changes were made to proposed district boundaries in Wayne County. “We took a look at what our constituents said, what are colleagues said, and incorporated it into the plan,” said Republican Sen. Joe Hune of Hamburg Township. Hune called it a “fair, legal and constitutional plan.” But parts of the proposal have caused consternation about Democrats, some of whom — particularly in the House — would have to run against each other in primaries under the proposed maps.

May jobless rates mostly up LANSING — The state says seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates increased in most regions of Michigan in May as seasonal workers looked for jobs. The figures released Thursday by the Department of Technology, Management and Budget show jobless rates increased in 13 of the state’s 17 major regional labor markets compared to April. Total employment levels increased moderately in most regions, as did labor force levels. Statewide, the unadjusted jobless rate in May was 10.3 percent, up from 10 percent in April. Rates ranged from a low of 6.8 percent in the Ann Arbor region to a high of 11.7 percent in the northeastern Lower Peninsula. The Ann Arbor and Battle Creek regions saw the largest increases. Statewide, job gains were reported in leisure and hospitality services, construction and professional and business services.

Detroit district set to slash $230M DETROIT — Expenses in the financially struggling Detroit Public Schools would be cut by about $230 million and 853 nonteaching jobs axed under a $1.2 billion budget proposed by the district’s state-appointed emergency financial manager. A draft of the budget was released Thursday. It also calls for $200 million to be lopped off the district’s $327 million budget deficit through the sale of longterm bonds. Another $48 million in purchased and contracted service cuts also are planned. The district has about 4,400 teachers, and financial manager Roy Roberts has said most of their jobs will be spared. But across-the-board job cuts will include school administrators, clerical and professional staff, counselors, teacher aides and central office supervisors.

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Huron County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Randall Britt approaches a car driven by a 7-year-old boy Monday near Caseville. The boy was charged Wednesday with unlawful use of a vehicle. The boy’s mother said she’s glad nobody was hurt.

Mom glad boy driver didn’t cause harm Family baffled after 7-year-old goes for a spin SHERIDAN TOWNSHIP (AP) — The mother of a 7-year-old boy who stole his stepfather’s car and drove it for 20 miles to try to visit his father says she is grateful her child didn’t hurt himself or anyone else. “That would have been devastating,” the boy’s mother told WNEM-TV for a story Thursday. She said she wants him to be able to return to a normal life. “I’d like to say how thankful I am that nobody, including my son, was hurt,” she said. “My foremost concern is all the publicity will only make this situation more difficult for my son.” The woman declined to speak on camera and spoke to the station by phone and through a written statement. The Associated Press doesn’t typically identify those charged as juveniles and is not naming the mother and stepfather because the child could be identified by association. The boy had just seen his father a day earlier on Father’s Day, his stepfather told the Detroit Free Press.

“Heck, he just spent all day Sunday with him,” the stepfather said. “I don’t know.” The boy told authorities he took his stepfather’s car from his home in Huron County’s Sheridan Township on Monday because he wanted to visit his father, who lives about 13 miles away. Both homes are in Michigan’s rural Thumb region. The child was barefoot and wearing pajamas when police caught up with him. “We’re a hardworking family; we’re good people,” the stepfather said. “Just a bad thing happened. We want him to go into third grade as a third-grader, not with this hanging over him.” The boy was charged Wednesday with unlawful use of a vehicle. The Huron County prosecutor has said he filed the juvenile charge to get the boy and his family some assistance, such as counseling. The prosecutor said he would not seek to have the boy removed from his home. Police say the boy hit at least 50 mph before police caught up with him. He stopped the car on a rural road where the speed limit was 55 mph.

Detroit refinery project irks neighbors DETROIT (AP) — Some people living near Marathon Petroleum Co.’s southwestern Detroit refinery, which is undergoing a $2.2 billion expansion, accuse the company of making lowball offers to buy their homes to make room for new parking or green space as part of the project. Marathon is preparing to ramp up work on the project, which has been fully approved, the Detroit Free Press reported Thursday. The expansion at the 81-year-old Detroit refinery, which had been delayed by lower crude oil prices,

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will enable Marathon to process more Canadian oil sands. Marathon denies the neighbors’ claims, saying offers are based on fair market value. It already has bought some homes and businesses in the area. “We have tried to be more than fair,” Marathon spokeswoman Chris Fox said. “We want to be a good neighbor.” Linda Martin, a 61-year-old retiree, said Marathon’s offer for her home wasn’t enough to make a down payment on another home. “My husband and I do not want

to start house payments again,” she said. “We can’t afford to just walk away from our home.” The area of southwestern Detroit where the refinery is located is a center of heavy industry, with an incinerator and factories nearby. Some residents want to move in part because of air pollution as well as the noise and dangers of heavy trucks on area roadways. “It’s a toxic wasteland,” said Adrienne Crawford-Hill, who has lived in the area for decades and is negotiating with Marathon over the sale of her home.

LANSING — Lawmakers advanced another proposal Thursday to eliminate retiree health insurance for future and most current members of the Legislature. The state House approved a measure by a 107-3 vote, sending the bill to the Senate. The legislation would limit the benefits to those who became qualified participants in the system before Jan. 1, 2007, and have served at least six years as a lawmaker. The measure also would ban the benefits for future lawmakers and most of those currently serving in the Legislature. Only veteran lawmakers and already qualified former lawmakers would retain eligibility. Current law allows ex-lawmakers who served at least six years in the Legislature to get health coverage once they turn 55, mostly at taxpayer expense. The benefit has come under fire in recent years because many employees in both the public and private sectors have dealt with reductions in healthcare coverage while lawmakers have kept their coverage even in retirement. It cost about $5 million to provide health and dental benefits to 348 retired lawmakers

and their dependents in the 20092010 fiscal year. “This is about us leading by example, plain and simple,” said Republican Rep. Joel Johnson of Clare. “You can’t find a benefit like this outside of the Legislature, and it is high time we eliminate it.” This is the first attempt by the lawmakers in the 2011-2012 Legislature to rein in the retirement benefit. In recent years, both the House and Senate have passed bills that would scale back retirement health coverage or make lawmakers work longer to get it. But neither chamber has passed the same version, so state law hasn’t changed and the old system remains in place. That’s fueled skepticism about whether lawmakers are serious about scaling back or eliminating the benefit. Some lawmakers say they would prefer a plan that eliminates the benefit for all current legislators. “This bill could and should be stronger,” said Rep. Dian Slavens, D-Canton Township. “But this is a good start.” Lawmakers voting against the bill Thursday were Democrats Doug Geiss of Taylor, Richard LeBlanc of Westland and Jimmy Womack of Detroit.

House OKs higher health pay-in for public workers LANSING (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature continued its efforts Thursday toward requiring many public employees to pay more of their own health insurance costs. A bill approved by the House on a 58-51, mostly party line vote would cap the amount a public employer can pay toward health insurance for a public employee. The bill advances to the Republican-led Senate, which has passed an alternative measure aimed at reining in government and public school employee health-care costs. Differences between the two measures would have to be resolved before either could become law. The House plan would limit public employers to paying $5,500 toward annual premiums for a single person, $11,000 for two people and $15,000 for families. The Senate-approved plan would require public employees to cover at least 20 percent of their health coverage costs. The proposals would affect pub-

lic school employees, local government employees and some state employees. But it likely would take a change in the state constitution for the measure to affect public university employees and some state workers. The House plan would begin in 2012. The limitations wouldn't begin until collectively bargained union contracts expire. Republicans say the measures are aimed at controlling government costs in an era of stressed budgets at the state and local levels. Democrats and labor leaders argue health costs should be handled during contract negotiations between public employee unions and employers, not through state law. Critics consider it an attack on collective-bargaining rights.

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RECREATION

Lawmakers’ gamble pays off for parks This is an editorial that was first published in the Battle Creek Enquirer. State lawmakers took a gamble last year that looks like it might be paying off for Michigan’s struggling state parks. Beginning in October, the state offered residents the opportunity to pay an additional $10 with their annual vehicle registration that would allow them free entry into Michigan’s 98 state parks, recreation areas and boat-launch sites. The so-called “recreation passports” represent a substantial savings for regular park patrons who had been paying $24 for an annual park pass. More importantly, however, the extra fee provided Michiganders with an easy opportunity to help raise money to properly maintain the state park system. This past week, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and Department of Natural Resources Director Rodney Stokes announced that more than 1 million recreation passports have been sold in the first eight months they were available. That puts the program well on pace to surpass the $12 million that was generated each year by the former permit system. DNR officials had estimated that 17 percent of vehicle registrations would have to include a recreation passport in order for the system to sustain funding. As of now, that rate is 20.5 percent and appears to be climbing, according to DNR officials. As we said in endorsing the new program, we think enough Michigan residents recognize the importance of maintaining a strong state park system that they will be willing to pay an extra $10 a year for free access to those attractions. The funds definitely are needed. The park system stopped receiving money from the state’s general fund in 2004 and since then has been largely dependent on revenue from entry and camping fees for operations, leaving little money for maintenance and updates. The DNR estimates the parks need about $38 million for proper maintenance and replacement of facilities, yet in recent years the department could devote only about $2 million a year to such purposes. Michigan’s state parks are a treasure worth protecting and maintaining. We hope that the initial success of the recreation passport program continues and grows so that the parks get the care and attention that they need.

To the many folks with the Labor of Love volunteers, my husband and I are much appreciative of the work done for us — the women who did windows, the super group of lawn cleanup crew and even the teens; David washed the deck; our friend and neighbor, Arn, who built the very safe, workable ramp to accommodate my power chair; as well as everyone making this possible by monetary donations, equipment as well as supplies. For all your help we are most grateful, God bless and many thanks.

Don and Betty Palmer Pinckney

GOP gripes but offers no jobs plan The GOP has been acting like the villain in a bad novel. It has failed to offer any ideas or legislation that would help spur the creation of American jobs. Its bad behavior has been going on for some time now. Remember when Republicans voted against offering government loans to our failing auto companies, the very same loans that saved millions of American auto-related jobs?

U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has not been able to keep his vow of staying out of the 2012 presidential primaries, but that is only a subplot to a larger foreign policy debate that has broken out inside his Republican Party. Actually, broken out may be the wrong phrase. Resurfaced may be more accurate. With no GOP president in the White House and, consequently, no Republican foreign policy to defend, historic fissures have reappeared between interventionists such as McCain, who see democracy as a prime export and projection of American power an essential guarantor of peace and freedom at home; fiscal conservatives, who perennially question spending on foreign affairs, particularly now, during a budget crisis; and isolationists, who think that America has no business in others’ affairs if it is not a direct threat to the homeland. “I am not sure that these kinds of differences might not have been there in a more latent form when you had a Republican president,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said. “I do think there is a more of a tendency to pull together when the guy in the White House is on your side.” The splits can be consequential. In 1992, Pat Buchanan challenged President George H.W. Bush in the Republican primaries just a year after Bush’s jobapproval rating soared to astronomical levels in the wake of the first Iraq war. The economy had soured, and Buchanan accused Bush of being “a globalist and an internationalist” with no concern for domestic problems. On the stump, Buchanan fantasized about being elected president and naming Bush ambassador to the United Nations, “so he could fly around the world on a U.N. plane and I would have Air Force One.” Later that year, Bush lost his re-election bid to former President Bill Clinton. The divisions have come into starkest

CHUCK RAASCH focus in the war in Libya, where the United States has been engaged in a support role that President Barack Obama, in a highly controversial finding, does not define as “hostilities.” Some Republicans, such as McCain, have pushed for a more direct military involvement to topple Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Others, like GOP presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, question why the United States got involved in another nation’s civil war in the first place. The GOP foreign policy splits have also come to bear over the war in Afghanistan, where Obama has just announced a phased pullout of 33,000 troops by September 2012. A robust debate has ensued, as generals, politicians, and average Americans debate whether or not the war has been won, or whether it can be. Obama himself stayed away from defining victory in America’s longest war; instead, he said in his speech announcing the troop reductions that wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were coming to a “responsible end.” Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said in the recent New Hampshire debate that “it’s time to bring our troops home as soon as we possibly can,” and then added a more provocative line to GOP hawks: “One lesson we’ve learned in Afghanistan is that Americans cannot fight another nation’s war of independence.” Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman,

another GOP contender, went further, arguing that Obama was not pulling troops out fast enough. Romney and Huntsman are “playing to this sense of frustration that is prevalent, that we ought not to be spending so much money overseas that we don’t have at home, and to a deeper sense inside the Republican Party that we don’t do nation building, that we have kind of lost our way on that score,” said Daniel Markey, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. After Romney, Bachmann and Huntsman raised doubts, McCain, his party’s 2008 presidential nominee, warned of “isolationist” tendencies that, he said, were dangerous for the country’s security. In an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” McCain said that former President Ronald Reagan would say: “That’s not the Republican Party of the 20th century. That’s not the Republican Party that has been willing to stand up for freedom for people all over the world.” But the doubters are part of a rising anti-war sentiment in their own party. A Pew Research Poll taken June 15-19 showed a 12-point jump in a year, to 43, in the percentage of Republicans who want troops to come home from Afghanistan as soon as possible. Support among selfdescribed “tea party” supporters doubled in a year, from 21 percent to 42 percent, according to Pew. “We do see a great increase of isolationism for Republicans, a sort of comehome sentiment,” said Pew Director Andrew Kohut. An ironic observation for those who remember 1972 Democratic nominee George McGovern’s “come-home America” anti-Vietnam War campaign theme. Chuck Raasch writes from Washington for Gannett News Service. Contact him at craasch@gannett.com, follow him at www.twitter.com/craasch or join in the conversation at www.facebook.com/raaschcolumn.

Has our time in Afghanistan been worth it?

LETTERS Thanks to so many in Labor of Love

Foreign policy war erupts within GOP

EXPRESS YOURSELF Send your letters to the editor via: • E-mail: letters@livingstondaily.com • Mail: Letters to the Editor, Daily Press & Argus, 323 E. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI 48843 Include your name and hometown for publication and your telephone number for verification. Please keep submissions to 250 words or less. The Daily Press & Argus reserves the right to edit reader submissions. It’s not in the GOP’s best interests to create or save jobs right now, as Republicans plan to ride high unemployment numbers right into the White House and the Senate in 2012. Meanwhile, millions of American citizens continue to struggle and lose their savings, jobs and homes. This country needs the help and cooperation of both political parties right now, not after some future election. It’s unfortunate for the United States that Republican politicians choose to work against the best interests of America and its citizens.

Dennis Kurash Howell

There was no claim of victory or “mission accomplished” Wednesday night as President Barack Obama outlined for the nation plans to bring 33,000 troops home from Afghanistan by the end of 2012. “We are meeting our goals,” and “we have put al-Qaida on a path to defeat” were as close as Obama came to any kind of definitive declaration. “This is the beginning — but not the end — of our effort to wind down this war,” he said, making clear three ways in one sentence that there’s much to do between now and 2014, when the United States and its allies intend to end their combat roles altogether. Actually, Obama is only pulling out over the next 18 months about the same number of troops by which he increased the U.S. presence in Iraq only 18 months ago in a “surge” strategy that he believes has put a permanent dent in al-Qaida’s ability to make trouble. The drawdown will leave some 70,000 troops in Afghanistan, focused on training Afghan security forces to hold the ground that’s been won. On the one had in response was U.S. Rep, Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, who has made many trips to South Asia and said in a statement that Obama is not only jeopardizing the recent gains but making it harder on U.S. forces, who will be able to cover less ground. “There is also the risk,” he said, “this drawdown will send the wrong message to both the Taliban and our Afghan allies that U.S. commitment to finish the job is wavering. … We have a good strategy in Afghanistan — we just need the political courage here in Washington to see it through.”

RON DZWONKOWSKI On the other hand was U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Detroit, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee and also is a regular traveler to the Asian theater of war. Levin said Obama could have gone even further. “The conditions justifying a larger drawdown include the progress U.S. and Afghan troops and our allies have made to improve security in Afghanistan; the faster than expected growth of the Afghan security forces; the death of Osama bin Laden and the decreasing number of al-Qaida fighters in Afghanistan,” Levin said in a statement, “and the need to transition as quickly as possible to Afghan responsibility for Afghanistan’s security.” As commander in chief, a president has to make crucial military decisions based on factors other than public opinion, which turned more against this war and the conflict in Iraq as both bogged down and the U.S. economy turned more sour. There’s a clear demand for focus on solving domestic economic issues. But we’re not done in either country and maybe, as in Korea, we never will be. This calls to mind what was referred to in the runup to the Iraq invasion as “the Pottery Barn rule” — you break it, you own it. Colin Powell, a former military leader who was then U.S. secretary of state, said in a 2007 appearance at the Aspen Institute that he never actually used the term “Pottery Barn rule” in a prewar meeting with thenPresident George W. Bush. “What I did say … (is that) once you break it, you are going to own it,” Powell said, “and we’re going to be responsible for

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President Barack Obama speaks Wednesday from the East Room of the White House about his plan to withdraw U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

26 million people standing there looking at us. And it’s going to suck up a good 40 percent to 50 percent of the Army for years. And it’s going to take all the oxygen out of the political environment.” Keep in mind: As of Tuesday, more than 1,500 members of the U.S. armed forces have been killed in Afghanistan since 2001 and 4,463 in Iraq since 2003. Countless billions of U.S. dollars have been poured into both places. So while it’s good to be bringing our troops home, such moves absent a clear victory also beg the question: Has it been worth it? How do we assess that? Or is this kind of question best left to historians? Ron Dzwonkowski is associate editor of the Detroit Free Press. Contact him at (313) 222-6635 or at rdzwonkowski@freepress. com.


Friday, June 24, 2011-DAILY PRESS & ARGUS

NATION&WORLD

Briefs Small-plane crash takes two lives EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Air Force officials said a civilian pilot and passenger died when their Aero Club Beech plane crashed near a runway at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. An Air Force safety board will investigate the crash, which happened early Thursday in in the Panhandle region in northwestern Florida. Eglin officials said the pilot was retired Air Force Col. David A. Miles of Shalimar. The passenger was Thomas E. Lewis of Apalachicola. Officials say the passengers were flying routine training maneuvers in Eglin’s traffic pattern before the crash. The cause of the crash was not immediately released. Officials at the base say the four-passenger plane was rented to the pilot through Eglin’s Aero Club and that the club’s planes are open to civilian pilots with proper credentials.

Minn. man found guilty of murder CARROLL, Iowa — A Minnesota man accused of killing clerks at two Iowa convenience stores in one day was convicted of first-degree murder in one of the deaths. Michael Swanson of St. Louis Park was found guilty Thursday in the Nov. 15 slaying of 61-year-old Shelia Myers in Humboldt. Swanson also faces a July trial in the death of 47-year-old Vicky Bowman-Hall, who was shot and killed at a store in Algona the same day. Defense attorneys and Swanson’s family said he was legally insane at the time of the shootings. A psychiatrist who testified for the prosecution said Swanson had told him he was fascinated by death and thought about killing since he was 13. But the psychiatrist also said Swanson isn’t suffering from any type of “diagnosable psychiatric disorder.”

Tucson shooting survivors reunite TUCSON, Ariz. — Three survivors of the mass shooting in Tucson had a reunion of sorts Thursday with each other and some of the hospital staff who helped save their lives, hugging and crying as they reflected on the events of Jan. 8. Survivors Susan Hileman, Mavy Stoddard and Randy Gardner hugged each other and hospital staff and caught up with each other through tears at University Medical Center in Tucson. It was the first time some of them saw the people who treated and comforted them in the toughest days of their lives. Stoddard was shot three times in the leg that day. Her husband, Dory, shielded his wife with his body and was killed. She teared up as she thanked one of the nurses who treated her and spoke with Pat Maisch, a Tucson woman who grabbed a gun magazine from the suspect before he could reload. — From The Associated Press

Afghan leader increasingly isolated Karzai said to be surrounding himself with anti-U.S. advisers By Kathy Gannon ASSOCIATED PRESS

KABUL, Afghanistan — President Hamid Karzai is increasingly isolated and has surrounded himself with an inner circle of advisers who are urging him to move closer to Iran and Pakistan as the United States draws down its role in Afghanistan, several friends and aides told The Associated Press. Their advice is echoed in Karzai’s anti-West rhetoric, which has heightened both in his public speeches and in private. He met recently with Iran’s defense minister and constantly cautions against trusting the United States to have Afghanistan’s best interests at heart. Several of Karzai’s close friends and advisers now speak of a president whose doors have closed to all but one narrow faction and who refuses to listen to dissenting opinions. They say people allowed to see the president are vetted by an inner circle of religious conservatives who belong to a nonviolent wing of Hizb-i-Islami, a radical Islamic group whose relentless attacks on American soldiers forced the United States to withdraw from bases in northeastern Kunar and Nuristan provinces. The group’s leader, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, was once an American ally but has since been declared a terrorist by the United States. Although Hekmatyar shares the Taliban’s goal of an Islamic regime, his men have also fought Taliban militants over the past year, and Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is said to despise him. When the Taliban

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks Thursday during a news conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Karzai is increasingly isolated and has surrounded himself with an inner circle of advisers who are urging him to move closer to Iran and Pakistan as the United States draws down its role in Afghanistan, several friends and aides told The Associated Press. ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, Hekmatyar spent five years in exile in Iran. Inside Afghanistan’s presidential palace, Iran, Pakistan and China are most often referred to as reliable allies, according to Karzai’s friends and advisers. Last year, Karzai openly acknowledged taking “bags” of money from Iran to finance his administration. “A lot of Afghans are very concerned about the direction the country is taking, moving away from the international community ... toward a more conservative

practice in which the religious people and warlords have more power,” Human Rights of Afghanistan Commissioner Nader Nadery said. “Consistently, his aides are pushing him toward Iran and Pakistan,” Nadery said. “All those who are managing and controlling his schedule, providing appointments, all see the advantages of breaking with the international community.” Karzai seemed to go out of his way to snub the United States in the days leading up to President

Barack Obama’s address Wednesday announcing an initial withdrawal of 33,000 U.S. soldiers by the end of next summer. He stood shoulder to shoulder this week with Ahmad Vahidi, the first Iranian defense minister to visit Afghanistan since Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution. He also announced he would attend an anti-terrorism conference in Tehran this month while at questioning the sincerity of U.S. and NATO soldiers in Afghanistan. “His timing is confusing,” Nadery said. “It is not wise for a

politician to come out with such statements at a time when the troop contribution to Afghanistan is being hotly debated in Washington.” One adviser whose friendship with Karzai spans decades said he had consistently warned the president against engaging in public battles with the United States, urging closed-door diplomacy instead. Six months ago, he said, an angry Karzai called him to the presidential palace. “The president said, ‘You are always saying be careful, be careful, telling me what is wrong.’ And then he told me to never call him again. And since then I have not been able to see him and I am still an ‘adviser,’ ” he said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he says he still values his friendship with Karzai. “He will always be my friend, but I am worried about him.” Others have expressed similar concerns. They say over the last year Karzai has gradually distanced himself from confidantes who urged a more cooperative and less strident approach to U.S. relations. A second adviser told the AP that participants at a recent Afghan security council meeting left “shaking their head at the flip the president has made” away from the United States and its Western allies and toward Iran and Pakistan. “We are worried about our old friend,” he said. Kabul is rife with speculation about the president’s recent behavior and statements of late, as well as the growing influence of Hekmatyar’s Hizb-i-Islami organization.

Mullen sees risk in Obama’s Afghan withdrawal By Robert Burns and Matthew Lee ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — The nation’s top military officer and its top diplomat made clear Thursday that President Barack Obama rejected the advice of his generals in choosing a quicker path to winding down the war in Afghanistan. The Obama troop-withdrawal plan, widely interpreted as marking the beginning of the end of the U.S. combat role in Afghanistan, drew criticism from both sides of the political aisle on Capitol Hill. Some Republicans decried it as undercutting the military mission at a critical stage of the war, while many Democrats called it too timid. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., took a swipe at Obama from the Senate floor, questioning the timing of his troop pullout plan. “Just when they are one year away from turning over a battered and broken enemy in both southern and eastern Afghanistan to our Afghan partners — the president has now decided to deny them the forces that our commanders believe they need to accomplish their objective,” McCain said.

GREEN OAK CHARTER TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF POSTING Please be notified that Green Oak Charter Township Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on July 12, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of hearing variance requests. Information is posted at the following locations and on greenoaktwp.com. 9384 Whitmore Lake Road, Brighton, MI, 11411 Grand River, Brighton, MI, 9863 Rushton Road, South Lyon, MI, 8965 Fieldcrest, Brighton, MI, 10001 Silver Lake Road, Brighton, MI. (6-24-11 DAILY 531195)

CITY OF BRIGHTON NOTICE OF SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING FOR A PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT TO THE CITY OF BRIGHTON CODE CHAPTER 98 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Brighton City Council will hold second reading and public hearing at 7:30 p.m., July 7, 2011 at the Brighton City Council Chambers, 200 N 1st Street, Brighton, Michigan 48116. The proposed Ordinance would amend The Code of Ordinances, City of Brighton, Michigan, Chapter 98, Article I, Section 98-3 Definitions, subsection (d) by deleting the definition for "Home occupation and adding new definitions for "Home occupation", "Marihuana", "Marihuana Dispensary or Dispensary", "Marihuana Collective or Cooperative" and "Medical Use of Marihuana". The proposed amendment is available for inspection and copying at City Hall, 200 N 1st Street, Brighton, Michigan 48116. ALL CONCERNED CITIZENS are invited and encouraged to attend this public hearing. To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Any citizen requesting accommodation to attend this meeting and/or to obtain this notice in alternate formats, please contact David Blackmar, ADA Coordinator (810) 225-8001, at least five business days prior to the meeting. (6-24-11 DAILY 531246)

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Obama announced Wednesday night that he will pull 10,000 troops from Afghanistan by December and another 23,000 by the end of next summer. On Thursday, the president spoke at New York’s Fort Drum to troops and commanders of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division. Its headquarters staff is in southern Afghanistan, and its soldiers have been among the most frequently deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade. Obama, perhaps responding to the flank of criticism from the right, said that he is not pulling home troops “precipitously” or risking the gain they’ve achieved. “We’re going to do it in a steady way to make sure that the gains that all of you helped to bring about are going to be sustained,” he said. “Because of you, we’re now taking the fight to the Taliban, instead of the Taliban bringing the

fight to us. And because of you, there are signs that the Taliban may be interested in figuring out a political settlement, which ultimately is going to be critical for consolidating that country.” Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the House Armed Services Committee that he supports the Obama plan, although he had recommended a less aggressive drawdown schedule. Obama’s approach adds risk to the military mission, Mullen said. But he added, “It’s manageable risk.” Army Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, said later that he, too, had recommended a more gradual withdrawal — as had Marine Gen. James Mattis, who as commander of U.S. Central Command is Petraeus’ immediate boss and overseer of all U.S. military operations

NOTICE There are two volunteer openings on the Livingston County Veterans Affairs Administrative Committee. Applicants must be county residents and honorably discharged veterans with active service during a wartime period. for more information contact John Colone at (810) 599-9666 or Carl Pardon 517-546-6338. (6-24-11 DAILY 531203)

LIVINGSTON COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING The Board of County Road Commissioners of the County of Livingston has received a petition to designate that portion of Teahen Road lying between Cowell Road and Bauer Road in Hamburg Township as a Natural Beauty Road under part 357 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994, PA451. A Public Hearing to consider the views of the public in this matter shall be held on July 11, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hamburg Township Hall, 10405 Merrill Road, Hamburg, Michigan 48139. Board of County Road Commissioners of Livingston County: David R. Peckens, Chairman Stephen F. Crane, Vice Chairman John T. Dunleavy, Member (6-24 & 7-1-11 DAILY 531574)

OCEOLA TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Oceola Township Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing during the Regular Meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 14, 2011, at 7:00p.m., at the Oceola Township Hall, 1577 N. Latson Road. The purpose of this hearing is to consider an application for a Special Use Permit, submitted by Sharen Kizer, on behalf of Last Chance Rescue, Inc., to construct a shelter for dogs and cats until they can be adopted. There is presently a veterinary clinic located on the property that is planned for the shelter. A garage that is attached to the clinic located at 3767 E. Highland Road, parcel # 4707-29-200-014, would serve as an office and adoption center. The plan proposes the construction of attached kennels. This file can be seen at the Oceola Township Hall on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Written comments will be received by Kathleen McLean, Clerk. (6-24-11 DAILY 530862)

ILENE SHARPE PLANNING RECORDING SECRETARY

in the greater Mideast. Petraeus, appearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is considering his nomination to become CIA director, had a telling exchange with Sen. Carl Levin, D-Detroit. Levin asked the general whether he would resign if he felt he could not support Obama’s decision. “I’m not a quitter,” Petraeus replied. “This is something I have thought a bit about. I don’t think it’s the place for a commander to actually consider that kind of step unless you are in a very, very dire situation.” In the same exchange, Petraeus appeared to suggest that he had vigorously opposed the timeline that the president chose. Levin asked Petraeus whether he felt comfortable supporting the plan now. Petraeus wouldn’t sign up for

that without qualification. He implied he remains uneasy about the decision but said he does not think the plan is destined to fail. Petraeus said he was returning to Kabul today to work with his staff on how to implement the Obama plan. Obama’s plan will leave 68,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the drawdown. Most of those troops would gradually come home over the next two years, and the U.S. plans to close out its combat role in Afghanistan by 2015. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton tacitly acknowledged the military had wanted more troops to remain for a longer period of time. She said the keys to finally ending the conflict will be political negotiations with the Taliban leadership and managing a highly contentious relationship with Pakistan.

PUBLIC NOTICE APPLICATION FOR DEFERMENT OF SUMMER 2011 TAXES The Charter Township of Brighton, Genoa Charter Township, Green Oak Charter Township, Hartland Township, the City of Howell, Marion Township, Oceola Township, Tyrone Township, Unadilla Township, Howell Township, Deerfield Township, Iosco Township, and Hamburg Township are currently accepting application of summer 2011 tax deferments (deferments are not exemptions). To qualify, a household annual income cannot exceed $40,000. The applicant(s) must also be: 1) 62 years of age or older, including the unmarried surviving spouse of a person who was 62 years or older at the time of death, 2) Paraplegic or quadriplegic, 3) An eligible service person, eligible veteran, or their eligible widow or widower, 4) A blind person, or 5) A totally and permanently disabled person. Those that farm agricultural, real property may also qualify if the gross receipts of agricultural or horticultural operation in the previous year (or the average gross receipts for such operations in the previous three years) are not less than the household income for the preceding calendar year. Deferment can only be filed and dated from 7/1/11 to 9/15/11. Deferments must be filed annually. Postmarks will not be accepted. Lana Theis Charter Township of Brighton 810-229-0556

Robin Hunt Genoa Charter Township 810-227-5225

Susan Daugherty Green Oak Charter Township 810-231-1333

Kathleen Horning Hartland Township 810-632-1030

Paula Wyckoff Marion Township 517-546-1588

Luann Pless Oceola Township 517-546-3259

David Kurtz Tyrone Township 810-629-8631

Catherine Stanislawski City of Howell 517-546-3500

Julie Weiland Unadilla Township 734-498-2502

Jonathan Hohenstein Howell Township 517-546-1483

Cheryl Petchell Deerfield Township 517-546-8760

Connie Michaud Iosco Township 517-546-7010

Allen Carlson Hamburg Township 810-231-1000

Pat Carney Putnam Township 734-878-3131

Kathy DeMarais Conway Township 517-223-0358 (6-24-11 DAILY 530738)


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DAILY PRESS & ARGUS-Friday, June 24, 2011

NATION & WORLD

FBI captures feared underworld figure By Christina Hoag and Thomas Watkins ASSOCIATED PRESS

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — As the FBI chased leads on two continents, Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger spent nearly all of his 16 years on the lam in a quiet seaside city, passing himself off as just another elderly retiree, albeit one who kept a .357 Magnum and more than 100 rounds of ammunition in his modest apartment. Bulger — the FBI’s most-wanted man and a feared underworld figure linked to 19 murders — was captured Wednesday after one of the biggest manhunts in U.S. history. His undoing may have been his impeccably groomed girlfriend. This week, after years of frustration, the FBI put out a series of daytime TV announcements with photos of Bulger’s blond live-in companion, Catherine Greig. The announcements pointed out that Greig was known to frequent beauty salons and have her teeth cleaned once a month. Two days later, the campaign produced a tip that led agents to the two-bedroom apartment three blocks from the Pacific Ocean where Bulger and Greig lived, authorities said. The FBI would not give any details about the tip. The 81-year-old boss of South Boston’s vicious Winter Hill Gang — a man who authorities say would not hesitate to shoot someone between the eyes — was lured outside the building and captured without resistance. Greig, 60, was also arrested. Neighbors were stunned to learn they had been living in the same building as the man who was the model for Jack Nicholson’s ruthless crime boss in the 2006 Martin Scorsese movie “The Departed.”

Photo by REED SAXON/ASSOCIATED PRESS

FBI Special Agent Mary Prang sets up a wanted poster Thursday stamped with the word “captured” for James “Whitey” Bulger before a news conference in Los Angeles. The arrest closed one chapter in a case that scandalized the FBI. Bulger fled in 1995 after a retired FBI agent who had recruited him as a government informant tipped him off that he was about to be indicted. Soon it was discovered that the Boston FBI had a corrupt relationship with its underworld informants, protecting mob figures for decades and allowing them to commit murders as long as they were supplying useful information. “Although there are those who have doubted our resolve at times over the years, it has never wavered,” Richard DesLauriers, agent in the charge of the FBI’s Boston office, said after Bulger’s capture. “We followed every lead. We explored every possibility, and when those leads ran out, we did not sit back and wait for the phone to ring.” While Bulger’s capture is the end of a long, frustrating search for the FBI, it could expose the bureau to even more scandal.

One of Bulger’s lieutenants testified in 2002 that Bulger boasted that he had corrupted six FBI agents and more than 20 Boston police officers, keeping them loyal by stuffing envelopes with cash at Christmastime. “If he starts to talk, there will be some unwelcome accountability on the part of a lot of people inside law enforcement,” said retired Massachusetts State Police Maj. Tom Duffy. “Let me put it this way: I wouldn’t want my pension contingent on what he will say at this point.” On Thursday, more than a dozen FBI agents carried out bags of evidence from the Santa Monica apartment while neighbors and even some tourists from Boston watched. Authorities said they seized a variety of weapons, including the Magnum, and a large amount of cash. The FBI “just started a new campaign in the Boston press a couple days ago. We were all laughing how nothing would

Layoffs, sour housing data point to chronic problems By Derek Kravitz and Martin Crutsinger ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — Sour reports Thursday on the number of people who sought unemployment benefits and buyers of new homes illustrate what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke acknowledged Wednesday: Many factors weighing on the economy are proving to be more chronic than first imagined. Applications for unemployment benefits rose to a seasonally adjusted 429,000 last week, the Labor Department said Thursday. It was the biggest jump in a month and marked the 11th week in a row in which applications have been above 400,000. Elevated unemployment-benefit claims signal a worsening job market. New-home sales fell in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 319,000, the Commerce Department said. That’s fewer than half the 700,000 that economists say must be sold to sustain a healthy housing market. Sales of new homes have fallen 18 percent in the two years since the recession ended. Last year was the worst for new-home sales on records dating back a half-century. Stocks tumbled more than 200 points after the weaker data on housing and layoffs were released. It came one day after the Fed lowered its outlook for growth and unemployment for the rest of the year. But news of an agreement by the 17-country eurozone, the International Monetary Fund and Greece on a new austerity plan STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF LIVINGSTON ESTATE OF JAMES THOMAS MILLER, DECEASED, DATE OF BIRTH: NOVEMBER 19, 1941. FILE NO. 2011-12491-DE. TO ALL CREDITORS: NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, James Thomas Miller, who lived at 11762 Algonquin, Pinckney, Michigan died November 27, 2010. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Paulette Miller, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at 204 S. Highlander Way, Suuite 2, Howell, Michigan 48843 and the named/proposed personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. Dated: June 21, 2011 Paulette Miller Personal Representative 11762 Algonquin Pinckney, Michigan 48169 734-426-2158 ATTORNEY: Terrence A. Bertram -- Legacy Law Center (P38277), 2950 South State Street, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104, 734-995-2383. (6-24-11 DAILY 531637)

sent stocks higher midday, helping the Dow Jones industrial average recover most of its earlier losses. The Dow closed down nearly 60 points for the day. “We have had a worrisome string of soft numbers which is painting a fairly bleak picture of the recovery,” said Sal Guatieri, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets. “The labor market is weakening according to the jobless-claims numbers, confidence appears to be slipping among households and small businesses and home sales are still very depressed.” The Fed cut its economic growth forecast to between 2.7 percent and 2.9 percent this year, down from its range of 3.1 percent to 3.3 percent in April. The Fed also raised its unemployment rate estimate slightly, saying it would not fall below 8.6 percent this year. Economists say they are worried by conflicting explanations for the more downbeat view.

In its policy statement, the Fed blamed the worsening outlook in part on temporary factors. High gas prices have forced consumers to spend less on discretionary items, such as appliances and vacations, which help boost growth. Supply disruptions from Japan’s natural disasters have slowed manufacturing growth. The Fed said those problems should abate by the fall, and growth would pick up. But when pressed by reporters, Bernanke acknowledged that some of the troubles are stronger and more persistent. He singled out the weaknesses in the financial sector and the housing market. He said those problems could linger for some time. “The chairman talked about temporary factors, but housing is clearly not temporary. It’s a structural problem. This is going to stay with us for a while,” said Yelena Shulyatyeva, an analyst at BNP Paribas.

HAMBURG TOWNSHIP BOARD SYNOPSIS OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES FOR THE JUNE 13, 2011 SPECIAL MEETING

HOWELL TOWNSHIP BOARD SYNOPSIS JUNE 13, 2011

The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Hohl in the Hamburg Township Hall at 4:03 p.m. Members present: Hohl, Neilson, Menzies, Semprevivo, Dolan and Hahn. Members absent: Carlson. The following actions and motions were taken or approved: 1) Agenda as presented. 2) The Board moved to go into closed session to discuss existing litigation that may have a significant impact on the Township. 3) The Board moved to direct the Attorney to proceed as outlined in Closed Session for Zeglevski Wage Claim. The meeting adjourned at 4:21 p.m. Approved meeting minutes are available on the Township website: www.hamburg.mi.us SUBMITTED BY JAMES A. NEILSON HAMBURG TOWNSHIP CLERK (6-24-11 DAILY 531687)

The June 13, 2011 Howell Township regular meeting, held at Howell Township Hall, 3525 Byron Road was called to order by Supervisor Coddington at 7:00 P.M. Members present: Coddington, Eaton, Hohenstein, Counts, Henry, Howard. Members absent: Hubbel. The following action was taken: 1) Approved the agenda as presented. 2) Approved the minutes for May 23, 2011 regular minutes as corrected, in Call to the Public, Changed the word Out to Up in the name Green Up Landscape Center 3) Approved SFR Zoning Amendment, File 01.11.12 as presented. 4) Approved the Road Project Bid Proposals from Fonson as presented with the exception of the two Allen Rd portions for repairs. 5) Approved to pay Disbursements as presented. 10) Meeting adjourned at 8:23 p.m. CAROLYN J. EATON TOWNSHIP CLERK (6-24-11 DAILY 531201)

STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF LIVINGSTON

STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF LIVINGSTON

ESTATE OF TIMOTHY ROBERT ATCHISON, DECEASED, DATE OF BIRTH: 1-22-1965. FILE NO. 20110000012499. TO ALL CREDITORS: NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Timothy Robert Atchison, who lived at 3123 Sandpoint Drive, Brighton, Michigan died 5-10-2011. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Rita M. Boyl-Feeley, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at 204 S. Highlander Way, Howell and the named/proposed personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. Dated: June 9, 2011 Rita M. Boyl-Feeley Personal Representative 10615 Tamryn Blvd. Holly, Mi 48442 248-240-0705 ATTORNEY: John Yun (P42408), 7152 Gateway Park Drive, Clarkston, MI 48346, 248618-0031.

ESTATE OF GERALD F. RESPONDEK, DECEASED, DATE OF BIRTH: 75-1933. FILE NO. 11-12492-DE. TO ALL CREDITORS: NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Gerald F. Respondek, deceased, who lived at 15075 Livermore, Pinckney, Michigan died March 6, 2011. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Teresa Respondek, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at 15075 Livermore, Pinckney and the named/proposed personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. Dated: 6-10-11 Teresa Respondek Personal Representative 15075 Livermore Pinckney, Michigan 48169 734-498-2047

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ATTORNEY: Norma Macias - UAW Legal Svcs (P32845), 33127 Schoolcraft, Livonia, Michigan 48150, 734-427-4505.

come of it,” said Ed Dente, who was vacationing from Boston. The new FBI announcements, which targeted 14 areas where agents thought Bulger might be, did not include the Los Angeles area. Instead, they were broadcast in San Diego, San Francisco and a dozen other locations. Retired Massachusetts State Police Col. Tom Foley, who investigated Bulger for decades, said he never believed the various reported Bulger sightings around the world, even the 2002 sighting in London that the FBI said was confirmed. Foley said it was widely believed that the FBI didn’t actively search for the mobster, at least initially. “Apparently, they should have spent more time in this country looking for him than gallivanting overseas,” Foley said. Damon Katz, chief counsel for the FBI in Boston, wouldn’t comment on Bulger’s living in the same place for almost the entire time he was a fugitive. On Thursday afternoon, Bulger appeared with his girlfriend in federal court in Los Angeles and was ordered returned to Massachusetts to face charges after he waived his right to a hearing. Balding, with a full white beard and wire-rimmed glasses, a thin but fit Bulger, who was handMINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF BRIGHTON HELD ON JUNE 2, 2011 AT THE BRIGHTON CITY HALL 200 N. 1ST STREET BRIGHTON, MICHIGAN BLUE SKY SESSION The Council conducted a Blue Sky Session at 7:00 p.m. Present were Mayor Bandkau, Councilmembers Schillinger, Muzzin, Bohn, Roblee and Pipoly. The Council reviewed the agenda items. REGULAR SESSION Mayor Bandkau called the regular meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the roll was called, there being present were Mayor Bandkau, Councilmembers Schillinger, Bohn, Muzzin, Roblee and Pipoly. Also in attendance were Attorney Paul Burns and Staff members Dana Foster, Diana Lowe, Jennifer Burke, Matt Schindewolf, Tom Wightman and an audience of 10. Press and Media included Tom Darling from WHMI and John Branstetter, The Patch. It was moved by Councilmember Roblee, seconded by Muzzin to excuse Councilmember Cooper from the evening's meeting. Motion passed 6-0-1. MINUTES APPROVAL It was moved by Councilmember Muzzin, seconded by Schillinger to approve the Regular Meeting minutes of May 19, 2011 as presented. Motion passed 6-0-1. It was moved by Councilmember Schillinger, seconded by Pipoly to table the Closed Session minutes of May 19, 2011 as presented. Motion passed 6-0-1. CALL TO THE PUBLIC Mayor Bandkau gave a Call to the Public at 7:32p.m. The following comments were heard: Susan Walters-Steinacker spoke in support of the Bonner's regarding the pending litigation. She discussed the increase in water rates. Pat Cole, Brighton City stated Councilmember Schillinger should abstain from voting on Corrigan issues. Hearing no further comment, the Call to the Public was closed at 7:42 p.m. Mayor Pro-Tem Bohn stated the motion that Councilmember Schillinger voted on in December was for a property donation from Corrigan. Councilmember Muzzin stated it is standard not to comment on pending litigation and that Ms. Walters-Steinacker works for the Bonner's/Attorney Dubuc. CITIZEN INQUIRIES Susan Walters-Steinacker, 907 Brighton Lake Road, In the event of a weather emergency during a downtown civic event, what is the cities policy/procedure for protecting the health, safety and welfare of those in attendence? Police Chief, Tom Wightman stated any Police officer on duty during a Civic Event would receive information regarding a weather emergency from Livingston County Central Dispatch and would contact the event holder which may close down the event and sending people home or take cover in the City Council Chambers. Cathy Levinson, 9 Newfield Dr, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, is it possible to get a 50th anniversary greeting from the Mayor of Brighton, sent to my aunt and uncle who are residents there? Mayor Bandkau stated she would be more than happy to send an anniversary card to Ms. Levinson's aunt and uncle. AGENDA APPROVAL It was moved by Mayor Pro-Tem Bohn, seconded by Muzzin to approve the Consent Agenda as amended. Delete item #10a, Officer's Compensation Commission appointment and item #10b, SELCRA Representative appointment. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Schillinger, Bohn, Bandkau, Muzzin, Roblee, Pipoly. No: none. Absent: Cooper. Motion passed 6-0-1. The following items were approved: 1. Approved Traffic Control Order #160 for Flint Road and #161 for Challis Road. 2. Approved Resolution 11-09, Adopt a Title VI Plan to incorporate the City of Brighton's existing non- discrimination policies into a new "Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan". It was moved by Councilmember Schillinger, seconded by Roblee to approve the Action Agenda as amended. Delete item #11, SELCRA allocation and #12, SELCRA Bylaws. Replace item #11, with Approval of an application for an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate for Personal Property for TG Fluids. Add item #15a, Prescription Card and Co-pay Plan. Motion passed 7-0. TG FLUID SYSTEMS IFT APPLICATION City Manager, Dana Foster stated he toured the TG Fluid Systems USA Corporation of Brighton. He stated this corporation produces tubing for various locations and has recently won a contract for additional car manufacturers. If the Council votes to approve the proposed application, it will help the Brighton facility to have the new contract, equipment and employees as opposed to a Kentucky facility. This would also help achieve some of the City Council's goals of the 8 Assets of the 21ar Century Communities. Scott Maly, TG Fluid Systems gave a presentation regarding the Corporation. He described their various locations, gave an overview of sales, employees, investment, parts, history, quality awards, new programs and gave a plant summary. It was moved by Councilmember Muzzin, seconded by Pipoly to direct staff to publish a notice for a Public Hearing on the Proposed TG Fluid Systems USA Corporation Industrial Facilities Tax (IFT) Exemption Certificate Application and for possible

cuffed, clutched court documents against his chest and said he understood the charges against him. “I got them all here,” Bulger said in a Boston accent to a packed courtroom. “It will take me quite a while to finish these. I know them all pretty well.” Bulger shuffled out of the courtroom and cracked a smile after a law enforcement officer patted him on the back and led him away. He faces federal charges that include murder, conspiracy to commit murder, narcotics distribution, extortion and money laundering. Greig was charged with harboring a fugitive. Many people in the Southern California neighborhood where the crime boss lived were not surprised that Bulger could blend in in Santa Monica, a densely populated beachside suburb of Los Angeles where aging, ponytailed hippies, bike-riding environmentalists, Hollywood actors and others regularly rub shoulders with retirees, but usually exchange no more than pleasantries. “This is the perfect place to hide,” said Maura McCormick, who lives in an apartment building next door. “Nobody bothers anyone here.” Seth Rosenzweig, a writer who lives down the hall from Bulger’s approval at the June 16, 2011 Council meeting. Motion passed 6-0-1. City Manager, Dana Foster thanked Finance Director, Kelly LaLonde and Assessor Kathy Lupi for crunching the numbers with Mark Allen to get the information ready for this evening's meeting. USER FEE ORDINANCE City Attorney, Paul Burns stated there is currently no provision in the Refuse User Fee Ordinance for an opt-out. He stated the City Council does not have to provide an opt-out added to the Ordinance. It was the consensus of Council to leave the Refuse User Fee Ordinance as it is. DOWNTOWN RELATED PROJECTS AND DDA ACTIVITY DDA Executive Director, Matt Modrack gave a presentation regarding the status of Downtown related projects and related DDA activity. He discussed the sale of the 675 W. Grand River property, the purchase of 131 Hyne Street and options for the property, the completion of the Old Village Cemetery Parking Lot, 205 West Building, the St. Paul Park, pending Main & Nor th/West Streetscape Project, Barton Property, proposed parking lot, the Façade Renovation Program Building Inventory, Loan Process, Façade Improvement Program Loan Priority Criteria, various buildings to be improved and Leveraging Partners. PROPOSED DOWNTOWN FAÇADE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM WITH TWO BANKS DDA Executive Director/Community Development Director, Matt Modrack requested preliminary authorization for Funding Source for proposed Downtown Façade Improvement with two banks, as this is authorized DDA activity and Use of Other Funding Source requires City Council approval. It was moved by Councilmember Muzzin, seconded by Pipoly to preliminarily approve for the DDA's use of a private source of funding for a Façade Improvement Program pursuant to the DDA Development Plan, and with the condition that the final partnership agreements are provided to the City Council prior to final Council authorization Motion passed 5-1-1, with Councilmember Bohn voting "no". PERSCRIPTION CARD COPAY AND PLAN CHANGE Human Resource Director, Jennifer Burke briefed the City Council on the proposed prescription card and co-pay plan for Administrative Non-Union employees and Administrative Non-Union Retirees for an annual savings of $53,000, which would consist of a three-tired co pay plan. It was moved by Mayor Pro-Tem Bohn, seconded by Muzzin to approve a change in the Prescription Card and Co-pay Plan for Administrative Non-Union employees and Administrative Non-Union Retirees to achieve related cost savings as outlined in a Letter from the City's Health Insurance Consultants. Motion passed 6-0-1. CITY CUSTOMER INFORMATION Pro-Tem Bohn stated the City Council Budget and Finance Subcommittee met with the Bond Counsel and staff regarding funding proposed CIP projects. Councilmember Muzzin added he appreciated the insight he received at the above referenced meeting with staff working with Bond Counsel. Councilmember Roblee invited everyone to the upcoming Block Par ty to Meet Friends and Neighbors on June 6th from noon to 11 at the Hyne Street parking lot. CALL TO THE PUBLIC Mayor Bandkau gave a Call to the Public at 9:42 p.m. Mark Binkley, stated the Bonner home properties have been a problem for several years. He also stated has served on the DDA since the beginning and Matt Modrack has done more in the past 18 months than since the beginning of the DDA. Susan Walters-Steinacker stated the Bonner's have asked eight times to receive permits to fix their homes. Pat Cole stated Councilmember Schillinger needs to abstain from voting on Corrigan projects. Hearing no further comment, the Call to the Public was closed at 9:50 p.m. PENDING MICHIGAN TAX TRIBUNAL CLOSED SESSION It was moved by Muzzin, seconded by Pipoly to go into Closed Session to receive information regarding a pending Michigan Tax Tribunal matter. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Schillinger, Cooper, Bohn, Bandkau, Muzzin, Roblee, Pipoly. No: none. Absent: Cooper. Motion passed 6-0-1. The Council convened into Closed Session at 9:52 p.m. The Council reconvened the Regular meeting at 10:00 p.m. It was moved by Councilmember Muzzin, seconded by Bohn to authorize the execution of the Consent Judgment with Target as proposed by the City Attorney. Motion passed 6-0-1. ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE OPINION LETTER CLOSED SESSION It was moved by Roblee, seconded by Muzzin to go into Closed Session to receive written attorney-client privilege communication. A roll call vote was taken. Yes: Schillinger, Bohn, Bandkau, Muzzin, Roblee, Pipoly. No: none. Absent: Cooper. Motion passed 6-0-1. The Council convened into Closed Session at 10:02 p.m. The Council reconvened the Regular meeting at 10:17 p.m. ADJOURNMENT It was moved by Councilmember Pipoly, seconded by Muzzin to adjourn the meeting at 10:17 p.m. Motion passed 6-0-1. DIANA LOWE, CITY CLERK RICCI BANDKAU, MAYOR (6-24-11 DAILY 531243)

apartment, said the fugitive, who was partial to baseball caps and dark sunglasses, kept a low profile. He would divert his eyes every time he got into the elevator with other people. Josh Bond, a property manager at the building, said the couple, who went by the names Charles and Carol Gasko, had lived there for the past 15 years and were “model tenants. We never had any problems with them,” he said. MINUTES CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRIGHTON BOARD OF TRUSTEES 4363 BUNO ROAD BRIGHTON, MI 48114 JUNE 6, 2011 - 7:00 P.M. REGULAR MEETING (810) 229-0560 Supervisor T. Murphy called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. The Pledge of Allegiance was said. Present: T. Murphy, Supervisor; A. Bollin, Clerk; L. Theis, Treasurer; C. Doughty, Trustee; J. Kovitz, Trustee; J. Rogers, Trustee, M. Slaton, Trustee. CALL TO THE PUBLIC Mike Palmer, 10382 Grand River - Still waiting for response from questions raised at the 5/6/2011 meeting during Call to the Public; specifically why the Township has allocated $350,000 to a Road Fund; why aren't more monies from the General Fund-Fund Balance being put towards the bond debt; outstanding SAD loans. CONSENT AGENDA J. Kovitz moved and C. Doughty seconded to accept the consent agenda as presented. Motion carried. QUARTERLY SANITARY SEWER FINANCIAL REPORT - Fourth Quarter FY' 2010-11 Ken Palka, Pfeffer, Hanniford & Palka, presented the Fourth Quarter FY' 201011 Sanitar y Sewer Fund Financial Report. L. Theis arrived at 7:14 P.M. MERS CONFERENCE - Approval to Attend and Appointment of Board Representative L. Theis moved and M. Slaton seconded to appoint A. Bollin as the MERS 2011 Annual Meeting officer representative and authorize attendance to the Annual Meeting. Motion carried. APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT Shared Services Agreement with Tyrone Township, Planning Services Discussion included request that all future contracts refer to the Township as Brighton Township not just Brighton and proposals and/or scope of services be included as exhibits as applicable. A. Bollin moved and J. Rogers seconded to approve the Agreement between Brighton Township and Tyrone Township for professional planning services, specifically review of site plan review processes including preparing a checklist, and authorizing the Supervisor and Clerk to sign the Agreement upon making the revisions as discussed. Ayes: Rogers, Bollin, Theis, Slaton, Doughty, Kovitz, Mur phy. Nays: None.Motion carried. APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT Shared Services Agreement with Green Oak Charter Township, Maintenance Services Discussion included reference to status of working with the City of Brighton on a joint janitorial/maintenance services proposal: per manager this is still in progress and will be considered in the next few months; suggested changes to Agreement including prior notice to Brighton Township of any increases per Section 4, Billing. J. Rogers moved and L. Theis seconded to approve the Agreement for Asneeded Maintenance Services between Brighton Township and Green Oak Township and authorize the Supervisor and Clerk to sign the Agreement upon being revised as discussed. Ayes: Kovitz, Doughty, Slaton, Theis, Bollin, Rogers, Mur phy. Nays: None. Motion carried. REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE REPORTS Livingston Community Water Authority Minutes - April 20, 2011. Utilities Committee Minutes - January 10, 2011. C. Doughty - SELCRA golf outing. A. Bollin - Stated financial documents are available on the Township's website; acknowledged deputy clerk's part-time status; Legislation imposing spending and benefit levels on local government without same standard being applied to the State, will submit testimony reiterating what Brighton Township has done to reduce expenses and liabilities specifically related to health and retirement benefits and stating opposition to state interference with local government and retiree health care for legislators after only six years. No objections were raised. L. Theis - Public Act 312 revisions and impact on local governments and authorities T. Murphy - MSP update; met with Chief Lane regarding BAFA leases; upcoming Brighton Hospital meeting; SELCRA Articles of Incorporation and need for chief elected officials to meet to discuss funding formula; meeting needed to discuss BAFA Articles of Incorporation to reduce financial obligation implications in current Articles; working with Livingston County to explore IT service sharing through recently installed fiber optic lines. J. Harris - Update on revised SELCRA Articles of Incorporation per the May 12, 2011 joint meeting; have heard back from Green Oak but not City of Brighton. DEPARTMENTS Infrastructure Alternatives Monthly Operating Report - April 2011. MANAGER Grass Ordinance - Apologized for not having on agenda; will gather background information per the Board's request for discussion at next meeting; obtaining quotes for new furnace at Weber Street Fire Station; Supervisor has agreed to contact Cell Tower lessees to see if we can co-locate the back-up antennae at Old US 23 Fire Station; contacted LCRC regarding Hunter Road improvements and possible project cost-sharing. CORRESPONDENCE MI Liquor Control Commission - Sunday Sales, Huron Clinton Metropolitan Authority. CALL TO THE PUBLIC No response. CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION Attorney / Client Privileged Communication, specifically Litigation Update J. Rogers moved and J. Kovitz seconded to go into Closed Executive Session to discuss Attorney / Client Communication, specifically Litigation Update. Ayes: Bollin, Theis, Doughty, Kovitz, Slaton, Rogers, Murphy. Nays: None. Motion carried. The Board went into closed executive session at 7:58 P.M. The Board returned to open session at 8:55 P.M. ADJOURNMENT J. Rogers moved and J. Kovitz seconded to adjourn. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:55 P.M. RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED ANN M. BOLLIN, CMC, CLERK THOMAS E. MURPHY, SUPERVISOR (6-24-11 DAILY 531567)


HEALTH&FITNESS A case of the big-city blues Researchers probe why living in urban areas can be hard on mental health By Malcolm Ritter ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — This may come as no surprise to residents of New York City and other big urban centers: Living there can be bad for your mental health. Now researchers have found a possible reason why. Imaging scans show that in city dwellers or people who grew up in urban areas, certain areas of the brain react more vigorously to stress. That may help explain how city life can boost the risks of schizophrenia and other mental disorders, researchers said. Previous research has found that growing up in a big city raises the risk of schizophrenia. And there’s some evidence that city dwellers are at heightened risk for mood and anxiety disorders, although the evidence is mixed. In any case, the volunteers scanned in the new study were healthy, and experts said that while the city-rural differences in brain activity were intriguing, the results fall short of establishing a firm tie to mental illness. The study, done in Germany and published in Thursday’s issue of the journal Nature, focused on how the brain reacts to stress caused by other people. To do that, investigators had volunteers lie in a brain scanner and solve math problems. The volunteers expected easy problems, but they were in fact hard enough that each volunteer ended up getting most of them wrong. While in the scanner, volunteers heard a researcher criticize their poor performance, saying it was surprisingly bad and disappointing, and telling the volunteers they might not be skilled enough to participate. An initial study with 32 volunteers found city-urban differences in two brain areas. One was the amygdala, which reacts to threats in one’s environment, and the other was circuitry that regulates the amygdala. Researchers found that volunteers from cities of more than 100,000 showed more activation

of the amygdala than participants from towns of more than 10,000, and those in turn showed more activation than people from rural areas. To assess any effect of where the volunteers grew up, the researchers assigned each an “urbanicity” score based on how many years they’d spent by age 15 in a city, town or rural area. The higher the score, the more urban their childhood life was, and the more activity showed up in the amygdala-regulating circuitry during the experiment. A slightly different stressproducing test produced similar results with a different group of 23 volunteers. But when a third group of 37 adults did mental tasks without being criticized for poor performance, they showed no urban-rural differences. That shows the effect comes from the criticism rather than just doing the mental task, the researchers said. The study can’t reveal why city life would boost the brain responses, but it could be because of the stress from dealing with other people, said Dr. Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, director of the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim, Germany, and senior author of the report. Animal studies suggest that early exposure to stress can cause lasting effects, he said. Jens Pruessner, a study coauthor from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal, said the study illustrates a new avenue for understanding the risk factors for developing mental illness. An expert in emotion and the brain who wasn’t involved with the study, Elizabeth Phelps of New York University, said it’s premature to draw conclusions about what the results mean for mental illness. “These results are interesting but preliminary,” she said. “This will raise a lot of interest in this idea. Whether or not it pans out in future research, who knows, but I think it’s worth investigating.”

Fight fat even in toddlers ASSOCIATED PRESS

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People walk on Wall Street in New York City. This may come as no surprise to residents of New York City and other big urban centers: Living there can be bad for your mental health.

By Alicia Chang ASSOCIATED PRESS

“They’re very tasty and they have a very good texture. People generally don’t take one or two chips. They have a whole bag.” — Dr. F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer Obesity expert of the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York

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Bags of potato chips are displayed Tuesday at a market in Glendale, Calif. The potato chip is the biggest demon behind that pound-a-year weight creep that plagues many of us, a major diet study found, more so than soda, candy and ice cream. long-running medical studies. All were health professionals and not obese at the start. Their weight was measured every four years for up to two decades, and they detailed their diet on questionnaires. On average, participants gained nearly 17 pounds over the 20-year period. For each four-year period, food choices contributed nearly 4 pounds. Exercise, for those who did it, cut less than 2 pounds. Potato chips were the biggest dietary offender. Each daily serving containing 1 ounce (about 15 chips and 160 calories) led to a 1.69-pound uptick over four years. That’s compared to sweets and desserts, which added 0.41 pound. For starchy potatoes other than chips, the gain was 1.28 pounds. Within the spud group, french fries were worse for the waist than boiled, baked or mashed potatoes. That’s because a serving of large fries contains between 500 to 600 calories compared with a serving of a large baked potato at

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Study: Potato chips are piling on the pounds LOS ANGELES — Blame the potato chip. It’s the biggest demon behind that pound-a-year weight creep that plagues many of us, a major diet study found, more so than soda, candy and ice cream. The reason is partly that old advertising cliche: You can’t eat just one. “They’re very tasty and they have a very good texture. People generally don’t take one or two chips. They have a whole bag,” said obesity expert Dr. F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer of the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York. What we eat and how much of it we consume have far more impact than exercise and most other habits do on long-term weight gain, according to the study by Harvard University scientists. It’s the most comprehensive look yet at the effect of individual foods and lifestyle choices like sleep time and quitting smoking. The results were published in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine. Weight problems are epidemic. Two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity has tripled in the past three decades. Pounds often are packed on gradually over decades, and many people struggle to limit weight gain without realizing what’s causing it. The new study finds food choices are key. The message: Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nuts. Cut back on potatoes, red meat, sweets and soda. “There is no magic bullet for weight control,” said one study leader, Dr. Frank Hu. “Diet and exercise are important for preventing weight gain, but diet clearly plays a bigger role.” Doctors analyzed changes in diet and lifestyle habits of 120,877 people from three

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280 calories. Soda added a pound over four years. Eating more fruits and vegetables and

other unprocessed foods led to less weight gain, probably because they are fiber-rich and make people feel fuller. For each four-year period, these factors had these effects on weight: • An alcoholic drink a day, 0.41-pound increase. • Watching an hour of TV a day, 0.31-pound increase. • Recently quitting smoking, 5pound increase. People who slept more or less than six to eight hours a night gained more weight. The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health and a foundation. Several researchers reported receiving fees from drug and nutrition companies. “Humans naturally like fat and sweet,” said Dr.

David Heber, director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, who had no role in the study. “That’s why we always tell people to eat their fruits and vegetables.” Pi-Sunyer, who also wasn’t involved in the research, said the study gives useful advice. “It’s hard to lose weight once you gain it,” he said. “Anything that will give people a clue about what might prevent weight gain, if they follow through with it, is helpful.” The federal government earlier this year issued new dietary guidelines advising people to eat smarter. This month, it ditched the food pyramid — the longtime symbol of healthy eating — in favor of a dinner plate divided into four sections containing fruits, vegetables, protein and grains.

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WASHINGTON — A food pyramid just for the under-2 set? Contrary to popular belief, children don’t usually outgrow their baby fat — and a new report urges steps to help prevent babies, toddlers and preschoolers from getting too pudgy too soon. That’s a growing problem: Already, one in five preschoolers — 2- to 5-year-olds — is overweight or obese. Topping the list of proposed changes: better guidelines to help parents and caregivers know just how much toddlers should eat as they move from baby food to bigger-kid fare. Making sure preschoolers get at least 15 minutes of physical activity for every hour they spend in child care. Thursday’s recommendations, from the Institute of Medicine, aren’t about putting the very young on diets. But those early pounds can lead to lasting bad effects on their health as children grow, says the report. “It’s a huge opportunity to instill good habits at a time when you don’t have to change old ones,” said Leann Birch, director of Pennsylvania State University’s Center for Childhood Obesity Research, who chaired the IOM panel. Consider: Babies drink milk until they’re full and then turn away. But children as young as 2 or 3 are sensitive to portion size, important in not inadvertently training them to overeat. “If you give them larger portions, they eat more,” Birch explained. Pediatricians generally give pretty explicit directions on how to feed babies. And the nation’s dietary guidelines include a special section for preschoolers, including information that a portion size generally is about 1 tablespoon of each food type per year of age. But overall, those national guidelines are aimed at ages 2 and older — though surveys show even very young children eat too few of the fruits and vegetables they need. So the institute called on the government to create consumer-friendly dietary guidelines for birth to age 2. That would capture the “dramatic dietary transition that occurs, from consuming one single food to, by the time they’re 2, ordering up things from McDonald’s and, we hope, having also learned to eat a lot of healthy foods,” Birch said. That will be part of the discussion during the next dietaryguidelines update in 2015, said Robert Post, deputy director of the Agriculture Department’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, which oversees that process. But developing guidelines for these younger children is complex because their nutrition needs are based in part on developmental stage, he cautioned. Among the recommendations: • Day-care and preschool operators should be trained in proper physical activity for young children, provide at least 15 minutes of it per hour, and avoid withholding physical activity as a punishment. • Child-care regulations should limit how long toddlers and preschoolers sit or stand still to no more than 30 minutes at a time — and limit holding babies in swings, bouncy seats or other equipment while they’re awake. • Day care and preschools should practice what’s called responsive feeding: providing ageappropriate portion sizes, teaching children to serve themselves properly, requiring adults to sit with and eat the same foods as the children and following babies’ cues as to when they’ve had enough. • Breastfed infants are less likely to become obese later in childhood, so doctors and hospitals should encourage breastfeeding and limit formula samples aimed at new moms. • At checkups, doctors should consider the parents’ weight in assessing which children are at risk of later obesity, and then alert parents early that preventive steps are needed. About 10 percent of infants and toddlers already weigh too much for their length. • To increase healthful eating among the poorest children, the government should take steps to get more families who are eligible for federal nutrition-assistance programs to sign up.


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Church News Alcoholics for Christ — A recovery program at SonRise Church meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Call (517) 548-3365 for details. Caring for Kids — Caring for Kids God’s Way meets weekly at Pathway Community Church in Brighton. This is a series of parenting workshops for equipping those who are parenting or working with youth to assist them in helping children and teens grow. Call (248) 207-2363 for details. Celebrate recovery — Support programs for those dealing with substance abuse, pornography and other addictions; sexual abuse; anger management; grief; divorce and divorce care for kids meet from 7-9 p.m. Mondays at Brighton Nazarene Church, 7669 Brighton Road. Call Tim at (810) 227-6600. Community Closet — Free clothing, household goods, baked goods, toys and other items are available from 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays at Brighton Church of Christ, 6026 Rickett Road in Brighton. Items are sorted and in good condition. Everyone is welcome. Call (810) 229-7051 for more details. Divorce — The Family Impact Center in Fowlerville offers Divorce Care and Divorce Care 4 Kids from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays at First Baptist Church of Fowlerville, 214 S. Grand Ave. in Fowlerville. Call (517) 2234428 for more information. Divorce — A weekly support group for those dealing with divorce and grief meets from 7-9 p.m. Mondays at Brighton Church of the Nazarene, 7679 Brighton Road. Call (810) 227-6600 for more information. Fellowship night — The Community Congregational United Church of Christ, 125 E. Unadilla St. in Pinckney, holds a simple supper, communion and fellowship activity night at 6:15 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Call (734) 878-3140 for details. Food addiction — A Bible-based food-addiction recovery group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Community Bible Church, 7372 E. Grand River Ave. in Genoa Township. Call (810) 599-9645. Grief support — A weekly seminar and support group for grieving adults meets from 6-7:30 p.m. Sundays at First United Methodist Church of Fowlerville, 201 S. Second St. in Fowlerville. Call Kathy at (517) 223-3239 or the Family Impact Center at (517) 223-4428 for further details. God’s Kitchen — St. Joseph Catholic Church, 440 E. Washington St. in Howell, serves a free, nutritious meal for fellowship from 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays that is supported by the Howell Ministerial Association. Call (517) 546-0090 for more information.

Livingston County Area Church Directory Brighton Area CORNERSTONE EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9455 Hilton Road • Brighton (810) 227-9411 Fax (810) 227-5981 Worship Services: 8:30 am, 10:00 am & 11:30 am Christian Education for all ages: at all services Dr. Richard J. Alberta, Senior Pastor www.cornerstoneforlife.com

BRIGHTON CHURCH OF CHRIST

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BRIGHTON COMMUNITY OF CHRIST 4621 Bauer Road Brighton, MI 48116 810-227-8380 www.cofchrist-brighton.org Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon

LORD OF LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH 5051 Pleasant Valley Road-Brighton (810) 227-3113 9:30 a.m. Communion Worship 10:45 a.m. Sunday School Holy Communion celebrated every Sunday Nursery Provided • Rev. Dale E. Hedblad mylordoflife@sbcglobal.net www.lordoflifeELCA.com

Reformers Unanimous — The faith-based support program for addictions, stubborn habits, drugs, alcohol, gambling, pornography, anger, depression and grief meets from 7-9 p.m. Fridays at Antrim Baptist Church, north of Fowlerville and one mile east of Fowlerville Road at 4509 E. Lovejoy Road. Call (517) 223-3126 for more details. Support group — Parents of Hope is a group for parents who have lost a child. The group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. in Room 603 at Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 9455 Hilton Road in Brighton Township. Twelve-step program — Hunger For Healing, a 12-step recovery program for alcoholics and those who love them, meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Room 408 of Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 9455 Hilton Road in Brighton Township. Vacation Bible school — Trinity Lutheran Church, 5758 W. M-36 in Putnam Township, holds its free Big Jungle Adventure vacation Bible school from 9:15 a.m. to noon July 11-15. The program is designed for preschool children through sixthgraders. Call (734) 878-5977 for more information. Vacation Bible school — St. Paul Lutheran Church, 7701 E. M-36 in Hamburg Township, holds its free PandaMania vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon July 25-29. The program is designed for children ages 3 through eighth grade. Three-yearolds must have an adult accompany them. Call (810) 231-1016 or visit www.stpaulhamburg.com for more information. WOW — Women of the Word meets at 9:15 a.m. Thursdays at the fellowship hall at First United Methodist Church of Brighton, 400 E. Grand River Ave. in Brighton. For details, call (810) 229-8561 or e-mail to terry@brightonfumc.org.

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9:30 am Sunday School; 10:30 am Family Worship 6:00 pm Evening Bible Study Wed. - 7:00 pm Family Prayer Service & Children - Youth Ministries

Thomas Monaghan, Senior Pastor

BRIGHTON CHRISTIAN CHURCH 4309 Buno Rd., Brighton, MI 48114 (810) 229-4192 • www.brightonchristian.org Celebration Service at 10:15 AM Nursery & Children’s Classes Wednesday Evening Youth Programs K-12 at 6:30 PM 7770 Whitmore Lake Rd., Brighton Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 Sunday School 9:00-9:45 Sunday Pre-Service Prayer 5:30 ‘75 in the PM’ 6:00 Wednesday Mid-week Service 7:00

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Pastor: Dr. Bradley T. Trask - Lead Pastor 810-231-3724 www.brightonag.org

NEW LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF BRIGHTON Meets @ Brighton Christian Church 4809 Buno Rd., Brighton, MI 48114

810-220-0370 www.NewLifeBrighton.org Sunday Worship Service: 5:00 p.m. Monday: Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Scott Sage

ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC CHURCH “Welcoming others to Jesus” 711 Rickett Road Brighton, MI 48116 Weekend Liturgies: Saturday - 5:00 p.m. Sun. Mass 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 5 p.m. Rev. Karl L. Pung Parish Office: 229-9863 Rel. Ed. Office 229-4221

ST. MARY MAGDALEN CATHOLIC CHURCH 2201 S. Old 23 Brighton 48114-7609 (810) 229-8624 Saturday Worship 4:30 pm Sunday Worship 9 am & 11 am Father David F. Howell, Pastor

MINISTRIES Sundays 10:30am @ Grace Chapel 228 S. 4th St. Brighton gracepointechurch.info 810-227-9241

Dr. Ken Shelton, Sr. Pastor

SHEPHERD OF THE LAKES Lutheran Church (LC-MS) 2101 S. Hacker Rd., Brighton 810-227-5099 Traditional Worship: Sunday 8:30 am & Monday 6:45 pm Contemporary Worship: Sunday 11:00 am Dedicated Education Hour: 9:45 am Rev. Mark Milatz, Pastor Rev. Ben Vogel, Pastor www.ShepherdsVoice.org

To Advertise Call 517-552-2830

Hamburg Area

TRI-LAKES BAPTIST CHURCH 9100 Lee Road (near Rickett) Brighton, MI Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Services 10:30 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m.

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH - LCMS 7701 E. M-36 in Hamburg Rev. Evan Gaertner SUNDAY WORSHIP: 8:30am & 11:00am Education Hour for all ages 9:45am Call (810) 231-1033 www.stpaulhamburg.com

at the corner of Winans Lake & Musch Rd.

810-231-9199 Fr. John Rocus, Pastor Weekend Liturgies Saturday 4:00 pm Sunday 9:00 & 11:00 am Please visit our Shroud of Turin Display And Book and Gift Shop

Hartland Area LIVINGSTON CHURCH OF CHRIST Meeting at 3619 Avon Rd. (Old Music Hall) Hartland, MI 10:00 a.m. Bible Study/11:00 a.m. Worship (non-instrumental). Call (517) 545-1546 & (517) 545-2752 for additional information.

810-227-2005 www.tfh-church.com

BRIGHTON NAZARENE CHURCH Traditional Worship 9:00am Contemporary Worship 9:30am & 11:00am Children through High School Christian Education 9:30am & 11:00am Pastor Ben Walls • 7669 Brighton Road Brighton • (810) 227-6600

APOSTOLIC LUTHERAN CHURCH OF BRIGHTON 1500 Hacker Rd., 1/2 mile N. of Hyne Rd. 9:30 am Sunday School 11:00 am Worship Service Thur. 7:30 Bible Study (810) 220-0888

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 400 East Grand River, Brighton

(810) 229-8561

Pastors: Rev. Dr. Sherry Parker, Rev. John Ball Worship Hours 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:00am Nursery available at all services

www.brightonfumc.org

To Advertise Call 517-552-2830

6510 E. Highland Rd. • Howell 546-1122 Sunday Morning Worship 9:30 am Fellowship Hour 10:45 am Christian Education 11:00 am Rev. Joyce E. Wallace www.hardychurch.org

Your Church Could Be Here! To Advertise Call 517-552-2830 SonRise Church 1130 W. Highland, M-59 • 546-2669 MORNING WORSHIP: 9:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. WEDNESDAY FAMILY NIGHT: 7:00 p.m. ALCOHOLICS FOR CHRIST: 7:30 p.m. Thurs. REVOLUTION YOUTH: 7:00 p.m. Wednesday www.sonriseonline.net Jeffrey Blagg, Senior Pastor Patrick Erck, Youth Pastor

Your Church Could Be Here!

To Advertise Call 517-552-2830

Fowlerville Area TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Bull Run & Iosco Roads - Fowlerville (517) 223-3803 Sunday Worship & Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Pastor Robert A. Miller

1944 Oak Grove Rd., Howell 1⁄4 mile N. of M-59 548-2066 Sunday Worship 10:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class 9:00 a.m. Rev. Eric C. Forss

GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH

Pastors Sharon & Tom Huff 546-3350 312 Prospect St., Howell 8:30 am Traditional Service 9:45 am Learning Hour 11:00 am Contemporary Service www.gracelutheranhowell.org

To Advertise Call 517-552-2830

BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH

2258 E. Highland Road, Howell Honoring God through Worship, Instruction, Fellowship and Evangelism. Sunday School for All ages 9:45 A.M. Worship Services 11:00 a.m. & 6:00 PM Wednesday: Bible Study & Prayer 7:00 P.M. Teen Bible Study 6:30 P.M. AWANA (Sept.-Apr.) 6:30 P.M. Nursery Available (517) 546-6561 Office Dr. Joseph Nemer, Pastor www.howellbiblebaptist.org

THE HOWELL CHURCH

To Advertise Call 517-552-2830

HOWELL CHURCH of CHRIST

OAK GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

(Independent Baptist) Sundays 10:00 am • Barnard Community Center 415 N. Barnard St., Howell (2 Blocks North of Grand River) For Information call Jim Edwards at (517)223-1928 “We teach God’s Sovereignty, Christ’s Atonement, The KJV Bible, Godly living” www.whoisonthelordsside.com

1385 W. Grand River A caring family Bible Study 10:00am Worship 11:00am Wed. Evening 7:00pm www.howellchurchofchrist.com Phone: 546-1931 Minister Deric Gant

6688 Oak Grove Rd., 6 miles N. of Howell 517/546-3942 9:45 WORSHIP 11:15 SUNDAY SCHOOL For additional information, email us at: oakgrove3395@att.net or visit our website www.gbgm-umc.org/og Pastor ChongWon “Joy”

To Advertise Call 517-552-2830 210 Church Street, Howell 517-546-2830 Just north of County Courthouse Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Prayer: 1:00 p.m. Many Child & Youth Activities

Pinckney Area THE FAMILY TABERNACLE CHURCH OF GOD

To Advertise Call 517-552-2830

15901 M-36, Pinckney, MI 48169 Meeting every Sunday morning at 10:30 And every Wed. evening at 7:00

www.familytabernaclecog.net Pastor Jeff Howard 517-851-8327

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 5758 M-36 West Pinckney (734) 878-5977 Adult Bible Study 8:45 a.m. Sunday School 8:45 a.m. Sunday Divine Worship 10:00 a.m. Wheel Chair Accessible Pastor Merelyn Snider

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Mon.-Sat.: 8AM Sat.: 5PM Sun.: 8AM, 10AM, 12PM, 2PM (Spanish), 5PM Reconciliation: Saturdays 9AM and 6PM

To Advertise Call 517-552-2830

ST. AUGUSTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH

LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH

Saturday Mass - 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass - 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 am Father Gregg Pleiness, Pastor

599 Chilson Road, Howell, MI Sunday: 10 & 11 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: AWANA 6:15-8:00 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. (517)546-6928 libertybaptisthowell.org

COMMUNITY CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

St. John’s Episcopal Church

CROSSROADS APOSTOLIC CHURCH

440 E. Washington, Howell (517) 546-0090

Location: 503 Lake Street, Howell, MI 48844 Mass Schedule www.stjosephhowell.com

The Father’s House 1623 Old US 23, Brighton, MI

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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

Come Worship With Us!!! 9:45 a.m. Christian Education (Sunday School-For All Ages) 11:00 a.m. Worship Service

300 East Grand River Avenue (810) 227-7411 www.BrightonPresbyterian.org

Nursery care provided

A church with a

HARDY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

10300 Maple St. • Hartland • (810) 632-7476 Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Study Nursery Provided www.gbgm-umc.org/hartland

The Livingston County Salvation Army

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF BRIGHTON

10am Sunday Celebration 7pm Wednesday Family Night

Sundays: 8:00am Worship “Traditional Hymns” 9:15am Family Christian Growth 10:30am Worship (Contemporary Songs) Child Care Available

Howell Area

Your Church Could Be Here!

THE FATHER’S HOUSE

5:45pm Dinner 6:30pm Worship Contemporary Songs

“Helping Others Find Experience and Share God’s Love Through Christ”

Visit us at: www.trilakesbaptist.org

Sunday Worship & Sunday School 9:00am Traditional & 11:00am Contemporary Daniel F. Michalek, Pastor EVERYONE WELCOME!

Wednesdays:

HARTLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

(810) 229-9402 Art Larson, Senior Pastor

To Advertise Call 517-552-2830

- LCMS Pastor Galen Grulke 517.552.7218 info@hotshepherd.org website: www.hotshepherd.org Worship at our new facility 228 N. Burkhart Rd. Just south of I-96 exit 133 and just before Mason Rd.

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH

10585 Hamburg Rd., Hamburg, MI. Worship & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Office Phone (810)231-3220 www.eststephens.org

Awana Clubs: Monday’s 6:30-8 p.m. (Sept.-April)

Prayer Changes Things

Heart of the Shepherd Lutheran Church

ST. STEPHEN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF HAMBURG

www.hsrcc.net

Life Groups • Youth and Children’s Ministry • Staffed Nursery

Your Church Could Be Here!

Green Oak Twp.

HOLY SPIRIT ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH & SCHOOL

Charismatic Worship- Inspired Teaching, Family Ministry

Knitting circle — Knitting Into the Mystery is a group that knits and crochets shawls. The circle is intended to bring encouragement, comfort and blessing, and is nondenominational. Call (517) 546-4485 for more details. Motorcycle ministry — The HIM (Hogs In Ministry) chapter meets at Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church, 9300 W. Grand River Ave., Fowlerville. The class for new participants is offered at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Call Ed at (517) 223-4256 or visit www.h-i-m.org.

(Wesleyan Fellowship) 7555 Brighton Road 227-4073

BRIGHTON ASSEMBLY OF GOD

6026 Rickett Rd. Brighton, MI 48116 (810) 229-7051

Invite you to attend Services at: Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Sunday Evenings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Wednesday Bible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

LIVING STONE CHURCH

(Just North of Downtown Howell by the Thompson Lake Boat Launch) (517) 546-4750

6481 Fausset Road, Howell, MI 48855 Phone: 517-546-9807 1 mile East of Argentine Road 3 miles W. of US-23

504 Prospect Street, Howell (517) 546-3660 The Reverend Susan Carter

144 Schroder Park Drive Howell Phone: 517-548-5920

Sunday Services- Traditional Service 8:30am; Church School & Children’s Choir/Drama 10am; Contemporary Service (Childcare) 10:30am “The Episcopal Church Welcomes You!”

Services: Sunday 11 a.m. Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Youth group every Wednesday evening

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

1230 Bower Street, Howell (Across from Northwest Elementary School) 517-546-2730 Sunday worship Service 8:00am & 10:30am 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service Sunday School at 10:15am & 10:45am Pastor: Rev. George H. Lewis

Come Worship With Us! Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Nursery available at 10:15 a.m. Youth Group 125 E. Unadilla, Downtown Pinckney (one block north of M-36)

734-878-3140

Your Church Could Be Here!

PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod) 546-5265 2515 W. Grand River, Howell Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Study 10:50 a.m. Mark Franck, Pastor “Learn About Your Savior”

To Advertise Call 517-552-2830

To Advertise Call 517-552-2830

ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 132 S. Benjamin St., Fowlerville 517-223-9108 Service Times: Sunday Worship Service 9:30am, Sunday School 11:00am Contemporary Service Pastor Diane Greble

www.stjohnsfowlerville.com office@stjohnsfowlerville.com

Your Church Could Be Here!

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517-552-2830

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Reserve oil trickles into market day after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered a negative outlook on the economy, suggests that industrialized countries are grasping for solutions. He said Americans should expect the price of gasoline to fall, but not dramatically, in the coming weeks. “Fifteen or 20 cents a gallon of relief is not enough to make people feel good about their job prospects, or losses on the stock market, or our general economic slowdown,” he said. IEA and the White House said they were acting to increase the supply of oil available during the peak summer driving season. “We are taking this action in response to the ongoing loss of crude oil due to supply disruptions in Libya and other countries and their impact on the global economic recovery,” Energy Secretary Steven Chu said. Gas prices at the pump have already fallen for 20 days in a row. They were down another penny Wednesday, to a nationwide average of $3.61 per gallon, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report. That’s about 21 cents lower than a month ago. The timing of the release brought criticism from business groups and Republican lawmakers, who accused President Barack Obama of playing politics with the country’s oil reserves, which are intended to address emergencies. The amount of oil to be released, 2 million barrels per day, represents 2.2 percent of daily global oil demand. The 60 million barrels to be released over the span of a month is less than one day’s demand, about 89 million barrels. The IEA’s move comes two weeks after OPEC, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, decided during a tense meeting not to increase oil production to meet rising demand. OPEC is made up primarily of Middle Eastern and North African nations. OPEC countries are divided over whether to increase supply. Iran and Venezuela want to keep

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Gregory Rowe works Thursday at the New York Stock Exchange. An unexpected jump in claims for jobless aid and plummeting oil prices drove stocks down sharply early Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average recovered a bit to close down about 60 points. production stable in hopes of keeping prices — and revenue — high. Saudi Arabia wants to increase production, fearing that high oil prices will hurt the global economy and reduce oil demand over the long term. The head of the IEA, Nobuo Tanaka, expressed disappointment about OPEC’s decision after that meeting. At a press conference Thursday in Paris, he said IEA’s release would “contribute to ensuring that adequate supplies are available to the global market.” Kevin Book, an analyst at Clearview Energy Partners, said the move was the first time the IEA has used its reserves as a defensive weapon “to send an unforgettable message to OPEC.” The reserves, he said, have always acted as a shield. “Now we are using it to bludgeon prices globally. This is the first time we’ve used our shield as a club.” In addition, Book said, it sends a signal to oil investors that governments will go to great lengths to fight high oil prices. These oil

investors, including banks, mutual funds and pension funds, buy contracts for oil in hopes the price will go up, but they don’t actually use the oil. Critics have said these investors, derided as speculators, have helped push oil prices far higher than they would otherwise be. “Part of the reason to do this is to make anyone on the other side of oil consumers, whether it is speculators or oil cartels, worried that it will happen again,” Book said. Oil finished trading at $95.41 on Wednesday just before Bernanke said the economy may be in bigger trouble than previously thought. Prices dropped to about $94 overnight, then fell as low as $89 per barrel after the IEA announcement. Oil finished trading Thursday at $91.02. Worldwide oil demand is at record levels because the recovering economies of the West and the surging economies of Asia are burning more gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. The unrest in the Middle East

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Decorated vet slated to lead parade dies By Jim Totten DAILY PRESS & ARGUS

A highly decorated World War II veteran slated to be the grand marshal of the Brighton Fourth of July parade died Thursday. Howell Township resident Dudley F. Scott was recently hospitalized at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital outside Ann Arbor and had pneumonia, his wife, Edith Scott, said earlier this week. He was 87. Scott served as a rifleman with the Marines in the South Pacific and at Iwo Jima. In 2009, Scott was presented with the Purple Heart, a Bronze Star, a WWII Victory Medal and several other awards.

At that special awards ceremony with U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers two years ago, Scott refrained from sharing any war stories because he felt people would see him as “bragging.” Scott was a dairy farmer and owner/operator of the Saw Dust Box. He also was an active member of the Marine Corps League in Howell and previously a 4-H leader in Oak Grove. Survivors include his wife six children and many grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 6686 Oak Grove Road in Cohoctah Township. Contact Daily Press & Argus

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Dudley F. Scott, a decorated World War II veteran, died Thursday at age 87. reporter Jim Totten at (517) 5487088 or at jtotten@gannett.com.

Cardboard boats set to go Sat. Continued from page 3 “It’s really going to be a lot of fun for family members, classmates, friends, co-workers and the entire community,” she said. The regatta will feature various competitions, each with its own set of awards. One competition is the “Beauty of the See” award, given to the best-looking boat. Prizes also will be awarded to the top three finishers in two classes of boats, the brigantine — boats with up to five members — and

HARTLAND TOWNSHIP the schooner — between six and 10 members. Finally, the pirates’ derby will determine the “last boat standing,” which will receive the “Unsinkable Molly Brown” award. Judges will also dish out an award to the boat that provides the most entertainment while

Republicans pull out of debt-reduction talks WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pulled out of debtreduction talks led by Vice President Joe Biden with a flourish Thursday, blaming Democrats for demanding tax increases as part of a deal rather than accepting more than $1 trillion in cuts to Medicare and other government programs. “Let me be clear: Tax hikes are off the table,” said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Boehner spoke shortly after the House GOP second-in-command, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, announced he would not attend a planned negotiating ses-

sion and said it is “time for President Obama to speak clearly and resolve the tax issue.” White House spokesman Jay Carney quickly obliged, while announcing that the talks were “in abeyance.” Carney also said Obama supports a “balanced approach” to debt reduction. “I would point that the president supports a balanced approach,” Carney said. “He does not support an approach that provides for a $200,000 tax cut for millionaires and billionaires paid for by a $6,000 a year hike in expenses and costs for seniors.”

this spring cut into supply. Those two factors drove prices higher, raising costs for shippers, travelers and commuters and leaving people less money to spend on clothes, entertainment and travel. The U.S. economy grew at a rate of 1.8 percent in the first quarter of this year, down from 3.1 percent in the previous quarter, in part as a result of high gasoline prices. But oil prices had already fallen sharply from those recent highs as reports surfaced that Saudi Arabia was going to increase production despite OPEC’s decision, economic growth in the United States was faltering, and Greece’s financial crisis threatened to spread to the rest of Europe. Also, oil supplies in the United States are among their highest levels ever, a result in part of rising North American production. Analysts also said that while the IEA move will lower oil prices in the short term, it also reveals major concerns about the ability of oil producers to meet growing world demand in the

future. If they can’t, oil prices will rise dramatically. Bernard Baumohl, chief global economist at the Economic Outlook Group, said oil would have to drop below $80 a barrel to have much economic impact on the economy. He said he doesn’t think the 60 million barrels is enough to do that. “The argument is, if we can lower oil prices that would be a major tax cut,” Baumohl said. “The logic is fine. Whether it can successfully be carried out is the question. And I don’t think it can.” The IEA was established a year after the 1973 oil crisis brought on by an oil embargo imposed by OPEC member countries. Oilproducing countries in the Middle East refused to sell oil the United States and other nations for about six months in 1973 and 1974 in protest of those countries’ support for Israel in the Yom Kippur War. IEA members are required to hold in reserve the equivalent of what they would import in 90 days, though countries collectively now hold 146 days’ supply. The U.S. stocks, called the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, hold 727 million barrels. The reserve has never been fuller. It held 707 gallons before the United States last tapped the reserve in 2008 in response to supply disruptions caused by Hurricane Gustav and Hurricane Ike. The IEA decision will free about 30 million barrels in the United States. Europe will release 18 million barrels and industrialized countries in Asia 12 million. For U.S. refiners, bidding for the oil now held in reserve will mean having to import less from abroad. The 1 million barrels per day to be released is about 20 percent of what Gulf Coast refiners import. The IEA left open the chance that it could continue the program after a month. Analysts say it is all but certain that Libyan crude won’t be flowing again by then. “The question is: ‘What happens in a month or two or three?’” asked Michael Levi, a senior fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations.

sinking, also known as the “Titanic” award. The event offers food and free entertainment to all in attendance. For more information, call (810) 354-2086. If the event is rained out Saturday, it will take place Sunday. Contact Daily Press & Argus reporter Frank Konkel at (517) 552-2835 or at fkonkel@gannett.com.

OAK GROVE, La. (AP) — A van full of church members heading home from a Bible class veered off a northeastern Louisiana highway and hit a culvert, killing five people, including two children and injuring several others, authorities said Thursday. The van crashed Wednesday night on Louisiana Highway 587 in West Carroll Parish, said Louisiana State Police Trooper Mark Dennis. The van’s driver, Joey W. McKan, 30, died Thursday afternoon from his injuries, making him the fifth victim. Also killed were Portia Thornton, 53, two of her daughters, Kaitlyn Thornton, 19, and Brittany Thornton, 12; along with 4year-old Emma Adams. The van belonged to the New Zion Baptist Church, about eight miles outside Oak Grove, said Kenneth Green, chief deputy of the West Carroll Parish Sheriff’s Department. “It’s just a little country church,” Green said. “They were taking people home from Bible school at the church.” Kelly Coleman, vice president of the Guarantee Bank and Trust in Oak Grove, was at his church about 200 yards from the crash site and quickly drove to the scene after getting a phone call from a friend. “When I saw how bad it was I drove back to church and told them to start praying,” Coleman said. “Then I got my wife, who has nursing experience, and went back.”

The 15-passenger van vaulted the ditch and hit the culvert, and the rear end flipped over the front before it came to rest on its wheels, Coleman said. Coleman, who said he knew Portia Thornton, said another of her daughters and a son, 20-yearold Jake Thornton, were also in the van. Police did not release the names of two 16-year-olds and a boy whose age had not been determined, saying the department would not identify juvenile survivors. Aaron Coats, 21, and a 6-yearold were among the injured passengers who were taken to hospitals from Monroe to Jackson, Miss. The accident remains under investigation. The cause was unclear, and there was no indication the van was speeding, Dennis said. Routine toxicology tests were pending, though drugs and alcohol also were not suspected.

Balloonfest will take off today The Michigan Challenge Balloonfest kicks off its three-day run today in Howell. Weather permitting, mass balloon launches take place from 6-8 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday at the Howell High School complex, 1200 W. Grand River Ave. in Howell. Fly-ins are set for 6-8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. See more event details in The Weekender and the story starting on page 1A and get the guide at www.livingstondaily.com.

Rotary launches cardboard boats The Rotary Club of Hartland will hold its inaugural Hartland Cardboard Regatta from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on Lake Walden at Waldenwoods Resort and Conference Center, 2975 N. Old U.S. 23 in Hartland Township. See the story starting on page 3A.

Artists open doors for exhibition The Brighton Art Guild’s Art at the Library latest series opens with a reception from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Brighton District Library, 100 Library Drive in Brighton. The exhibit features the acrylic paintings of Jean Warner and the photography of Armayne Lyons through Aug. 14. For more information, call (810) 225-1665.

Church serves up fun, Polish food St. Mary Catholic Parish holds its annual festival and Polish feast from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the church, south of M-36 at 10601 Dexter-Pinckney Road in Putnam Township. The event also includes free face painting, a petting zoo, children’s games, softball games and entertainment by the Kielbasa Kings Polka Band. The Polish dinner costs $10. Hot dogs and hamburgers are $2 or $3. Call (734) 878-3161 for more information.

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Howell honors its standouts

The grim sports statistics roll off the tongue with surprising ease these days: U.S. men haven’t won a golf major since last year’s Masters, now five in a row, the first time that’s happened since 1934. No American not named Williams, male or female, has won a Grand Slam singles tennis championship since 2003. It’s not just golf and tennis; the U.S. soccer team enters the upcoming Women’s World Cup having failed to win the event since its wildly popular 1999 triumph. We can gnash our teeth if we’d like, or come up with plausible explanations for all of the above, but if we are being honest with ourselves, we’d be a lot better off just stating the obvious: It’s time to get used to it. The world is playing the sports Americans used to dominate, and playing them quite well. It has happened at the Olympics over the years in swimming, basketball and softball, among other sports. Tennis has been trending international for some time. And now, the rest of the world has reached our country clubs. Christine Last weekend, for the first time Brennan since 1908, GNS COLUMNIST golfers from the same nation other than the United States won consecutive U.S. Opens. That, of course, was tiny Northern Ireland with its 1.8 million hearty souls , beating up on the home team, population 311 million. While this is downright inexplicable on many levels, is it really so awful? It’s not as if it’s the old Soviet Union, reincarnated and in golf spikes, coming back to invade our fairways and greens. It’s really just two young men who adore playing golf in America, and do it very well: Graeme McDowell, who honed his game collegiately at Alabama-Birmingham, followed by Rory McIlroy, who likely would bury Phil and Tiger, combined, in an American popularity contest this week. “It’s borderless golf,” said LPGA commissioner Mike Whan, whose knows globalization when he sees it, which is all the time these days. The LPGA has 24 official events in 2011, 15 in North America and nine in the rest of the world. Internationalization has its moments, as Whan found out two months into the job in early 2010 when he received a handwritten letter from a man who was not at all happy. “The LPGA will never be great again until you get another great American superstar like Annika Sorenstam,” he wrote. Whan sent copies of the letter to his staff and has mentioned it in various conversations with LPGA players when extolling the virtues of globalization. Why? Because Sorenstam is from Sweden. “Sports, like the rest of business, is global,” said David M. Carter, executive director of the University of Southern California Sports Business Institute and author of the new book, Money Games. “The fact that few American stars are dominating in golf and tennis is only an issue for those looking to solely monetize the sports domestically,” he said. Hence, concern over NBC’s disappointing golf rating, drawing only 4.5 percent of U.S. TV households for the final round, which ties 1988 as the lowest-rated Sunday U.S. Open coverage ever. Rory’s not in the same league as Tiger Woods when it comes to attracting eyeballs to the TV. What Rory’s ascendance illustrates, though, is an everyman (and -woman?) openness that reaps dividends when golf actually gives it a try. Interestingly, it’s a similar story in Sweden, a populist sport where boys and girls are encouraged to play late on summer nights under the Midnight Sun. No wonder Sorenstam in particular and Swedish women in general have been so good for so long. For several years now, Sorenstam has lived in Florida with dual U.S. and Swedish citizenship. Perhaps that letter writer had a point after all. If Rory keeps winning, there’s one sure way for American fans to feel better: Give him citizenship and claim him as our own. Christine Brennan is a Gannett News Service columnist.

HOWELL — The high school sports year at Howell High School came to an end on Thursday night with the 12th annual induction of athletes into the school’s athletic hall of fame. There were five who were honored for a second consecutive year, five underclassmen who will return, and an honoree who was pleased to be honored nearly two decades after leaving Howell.

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“It’s a great event,” said Howell athletic director Dan Hutcheson, who also served as the event’s master of ceremonies. “It’s one of the things that people really look forward to for Howell athletes. It’s a real source of pride.” The honorees, along with their coaches and families, gathered for a light meal before the ceremony. Afterward, they hung pictures above plaques listing their accom-

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plishments on the wall on the south side of the field house. “It was a honor,” said Eric Henderson, the first baseball player in 21 years to be named allstate, which is the requirement for induction for athletes. “It was difficult to get that thing up there (on the wall), but it feels good to be part of a select group.” Josh Gardner was honored twice, for earning all-state honors in the 100 dash and also as part of

Biyombo — considered some of the draft’s top frontcourt players — were gone by the time Detroit’s turn came around. “We had targeted big guys initially. We said if those guys were gone, then we’re going to take the guy with the best value,” team president Joe Dumars said. “At the point of the eighth pick, the guy with the best value, the best talent on the board, was Brandon Knight. At that point, it was a talent that we didn’t think we could pass up.”

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Cavs shore up point at No. 1 But, after that, a run on international big men By Brian Mahoney ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEWARK, N.J. — Kyrie Irving traveled just a few miles down the road to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. The players that followed him came from across the globe. The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Irving with the No. 1 pick in a draft filled with internationals, confident his foot is healthy enough to lead the rebuilding effort that follows LeBron James’ departure. Loudly cheered by family and friends not far from where he starred at St. Patrick’s High School in Elizabeth, Irving showed no signs of the toe injury on his right foot that

limited him to 11 games last season as he walked up the stairs to shake hands with Commissioner David Stern. “I didn’t have any doubts about going to No. 1. I was looking to the organization to pick who they felt was the right choice,” Irving said. “But now to this moment, from being a fan of the NBA draft and now being drafted, it’s a special feeling in my heart and knowing that my friends and family were together, it’s a memory I’m going to remember for the rest of my life.” Three of the first six players taken were from Europe, capitalizing on the absence of some American college players who might Continued on page 4

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings are used to drafting late in the first round, if they have one in the opening round at all. Detroit likes to let its draft picks get “overripe” before giving them a shot to play in the NHL. Seemingly can’t-miss prospects such as 18-year-old center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, whom the Edmonton Oilers might take No. 1 today, are long gone by the ■ INSIDE: time the Red The Wings’ Wings make schedule for their first selecnext season tion. W h e n was released Detroit drafts Thursday, 24th overall, page 3. the player will not have any pressure to perform in the Motor City anytime soon. “Whomever we pick, he’s going to be three to five years away from realistically helping us on the NHL level,” Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said. “It’s not like we have one of the top picks. “There’s a reason a player is still available at 24. We think we’re going to get a good prospect, but he’s going to need to develop quite a bit. Hopefully a few years from now, we’ll find out we found a player in the draft.” Holland plans to take the best available player whether he’s a goaltender, defenseman or forward. “We don’t have any idea what our needs will be down the road, so we’ll rely on our scouts,” Holland said. The Red Wings are just starting to get contributions from a player they took first in 2005. Defenseman Jakub Kindl, drafted 19th overall six years ago, got his first extended shot to play in Detroit last season. Defenseman Brendan Smith, taken 27th overall in 2007, might get his first chance to play for the Red Wings next season. “We believe in a process of development,” Holland said. That has worked for many Red Wings, including Jimmy Howard, who spent years in the minors after he was drafted in the second round of the 2003 draft and was ready to be their No. 1 goaltender the past two years. The Oilers might take NugentHopkins, who is widely considered the best available player in this weekend’s NHL draft. The 6-foot, 164-pounder said he’ll be happy wherever he winds up, but all signs point to Edmonton. For the second straight year, the Oilers have the first pick. NugentHopkins led the Western Hockey League with 75 assists last season for the Red Deer Rebels.

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Kyrie Irving, the NBA’s No. 1 overall draft pick from Duke, hugs his father, Dred Irving, after being selected by the Cavaliers.

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No. 3 Li upset; Federer lauded at Wimbledon By Howard Fendrich

Continued from page 1 the 400 relay team. “It’s exciting,” the junior said. “I didn’t really know what to say. The nerves got to me, but it’s an exciting night.” Gardner, like several athletes, opted not to speak after his induction, but the excitement was readily apparent. “I knew I was going to be allstate at the state track meet,” he said. “But the hall of fame, I didn’t find out until a couple of weeks ago. It was really exciting.” Jerry Johnson, who coached Howell boys and girls basketball from 1970-94, was a special inductee, part of a group of Howell-based athletes and coaches who have their own wing on the wall of fame. “It means a lot to me,” he said. “I’ve been out of coaching since 1994 and I went into the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan hall of fame last year. Hutch said, ‘I think you’re eligible for our hall of fame now,’ and I said. ‘I hope so.’” Hockey player Dakota Olvin was honored for the second year in a row. “It’s a good feeling,” he said. “It’s nice to be remembered, pretty much.” Besides Olvin, other returning honorees included Danielle Robson (bowling), Zac Cain (swimming), Kenny Miloser (hockey) and Alex Calandrino (wrestling), who was honored for the third year in a row. The Howell Class C equestrian team, which won the state championship, also was honored. Individual honors also went to Zach Grifka and Michelle Janoweicki, who were the student-athletes with the highest grade-point averages, and to Anthony Patritto and Kaytlin Stroinski, who were named Highlanders of the Year. “It means everything to me,”

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Danielle Robson hangs her framed photo in the Howell High School Hall of Fame Thursday. She was honored for being all-state in girls bowling. said Stroinski, a softball standout who also played key roles in basketball and volleyball during her career at Howell. “I’ve worked so hard for so long. I’ve pushed myself to be the best athlete out there, and to get this honor is the cherry on top of it all. It’s a really good feeling.” Patritto, who competed in football and wrestling in addition to track, joined his older sister Anna both as a hall-of-famer and Highlander of the Year. “It sets the bar right there,” he said, smiling. “We still have a younger brother, so it sets the bar for him to go up on the wall.” Both Stroinski and Patritto are moving on to college athletics. Stroinski will play softball at Tusculum (Tenn.) College, and Patritto will play football at Siena Heights. “It’s a nice night,” Hutcheson said. “The Hall of Fame induction is something I look forward to every year. You can hear the kids

NEW HALL-OF-FAMERS Those honored during Thursday’s Howell Athletic Hall of Fame include: ■ STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE YEAR (HIGHEST GPA): Zach Grifka (4.10), Michelle Janoweicki (3.975). ■ SPECIAL INDUCTION: Jerry Johnson (basketball coach, 197094). ■ INDIVIDUAL INDUCTEES: Baseball — Eric Henderson. Bowling — Danielle Robson. Hockey — Andrew Brownlee, Branden Burton, Jake Henrickson, Kenny Miloser, Dakota Olvin, Jordan Simmonds. Swimming — Zac Cain. Track — Josh Gardner. Wrestling — Alex Calandrino. ■ RELAY TEAM: 400 Relay — Mark Coughanour, Austin Pederson, Anthony Patritto, Josh Gardner. ■ TEAM INDUCTION: Equestrian Team (Class C state champions). ■ HIGHLANDERS OF THE YEAR (COACHES AWARD) — Anthony Patritto, Kaytlin Stroinski. (during the school year) walking by, looking at the pictures and saying, ‘I’m going to get up there.’ It’s a source of pride.” And, for some, it was a fond

farewell to Howell High School. “I think this is the last time I’ll be in this high school,” Henderson said. “It’s a good way to end off coming to the school for the last time.”

Upset with contract, manager quits By Joseph White ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman abruptly resigned from one of the hottest teams in baseball Thursday, saying he felt the franchise wasn’t committed to him over the long term. Riggleman quit because the Nationals weren’t prepared to pick up the option on his contract for next year, further reinforcing his feeling that he was merely a placeholder manager until the team could find someone better. “It’s been brewing for a while,” Riggleman said in a clubhouse that went from festive to stunned after completing a sweep of the Seattle Mariners. “I know I’m not Casey Stengel, but I do feel like I know what I’m doing. It’s not a situation where I felt like I should continue on such a short lease.”

His decision caught the franchise by surprise. A club official told The Associated Press on Thursday that bench coach John McLaren will manage the team this weekend during a road series against the Chicago White Sox. “Jim told me pregame Riggleman today that if we wouldn’t pick up his option, then he wouldn’t get on the team bus today,” Rizzo said. “I felt that the time wasn’t right for me to pick up the option, and certainly today’s conversation put to me in the way it was put to me, you certainly can’t make that decision in a knee-jerk reaction. It’s too big of a decision.” Riggleman’s version of events was slightly different. He said he requested that he and

Rizzo have “a conversation” about his contract when the team arrived in Chicago. Regardless, Riggleman said he would have resigned had that conversation not resulted in some sort of contract security. “I just felt if there’s not going to be some type of commitment, then there obviously never will be,” Riggleman said. “I’m just not the guy that they thought they could move forward with.” Riggleman has been working on one-year deals since taking over for Manny Acta in July 2009. He was being paid $600,000 this year and the Nationals held a team option for 2012 at $600,000. “I’ve been in this 10 years,” Riggleman said. “Maybe I’ll never get another opportunity, but I promise you I’ll never do it on a one-year deal again. ... You don’t bring people in on a one-year deal. I’m sure they will never do it here.”

U.S., Mexico in Cup final By Chris Duncan

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HOUSTON — The United States and Mexico both turned to their stars to advance to the Gold Cup final. The Americans defeated Panama 1-0 and El Tri beat Honduras 2-0 in Wednesday’s semifinals, setting up another championship final between the two power teams of the CONCACAF region. Mexico and the U.S. have won nine of the 10 Gold Cups contested since the biennial tournament took its current form in 1991. The United States beat El Tri 2-1 in 2007, and Mexico won 5-0 in the 2009 final. “We know what the U.S. represents,” Mexican forward Aldo de Nigris said. “We know it will be a tough rival, but we have to worry about ourselves, and, for me personally, it provides extra motivation because I’ve never played one of these finals.” Before the Americans could think about Mexico, they had to redeem a stunning loss to Panama on June 11. Clint Dempsey scored in the 77th minute off an assist from Landon Donovan, and the Americans earned a 1-0 victory on Wednesday. The United States has shut out its last three opponents since the 2-1 loss to Panama in the group stage. “It was a really good team effort,” American coach Bob Bradley said. “It was a hard game, for sure. I thought the mentality of

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Clint Dempsey, bottom left, is congratulated by teammates after lifting the U.S. soccer team past Panama on Wednesday. The win put the Americans into Saturday’s Gold Cup final. the group was looking for ways to win.” Freddy Adu made a long-awaited return to American soccer in the second half, and set up the winning play with a long, slanting pass to Donovan, who played in his 27th consecutive Gold Cup match to extend his own record. Donovan was benched at the start for the second straight game, and joined the action in the second half. He tracked down Adu’s cross, then threaded a pinpoint

pass through the Panama defense to Dempsey, who slid as he redirected the ball into the low corner of the net. “It was a great ball from Freddy to open up Landon,” Dempsey said. “All I had to do was put my foot on it.” The United States is unbeaten in 22 of its last 24 games in the Gold Cup, a tournament with 12 teams from Central and North American and the Caribbean. The Americans improved to 7-1-2 against Panama all-time. Mexico is the only team to have beaten the U.S. in the knockout stage of the Gold Cup, with wins in 1993, ’98 and 2009. And the Mexicans have looked more dominant so far in this tournament, outscoring their five opponents by an aggregate score of 18-2. Reliant Stadium, home of the NFL’s Houston Texans, was packed with green-clad fans of El Tri, and roars went up every time a Mexican player dribbled into the open field. The announced crowd was 70,627, the second-largest attendance figure for a soccer match in the stadium’s history. Last summer’s game between Manchester United and All-Stars from Major League Soccer drew 70,728.

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WIMBLEDON, England — After playing so well, so often, at this year’s first two major tournaments, Li Na’s run at Wimbledon came to an early end. Only 2 1/2 weeks after giving China its first Grand Slam singles championship at the French Open, and five months after being the runner-up at the Australian Open, Li was knocked out in the second round at the All England Club on Thursday, the grass-court tournament’s biggest upset so far. The third-seeded Li wasted two match points and succumbed to the speedy serving of wild-card entry Sabine Lisicki of Germany in a 3-6, 6-4, 8-6 loss. Lisicki hit 17 aces, including one at 124 mph, which the WTA said is the fastest serve by a woman all season. “I mean, (from) the first point ’til the end of the match, every serve was, like, around 117 miles (per hour),” said Li, 14-1 in Grand Slam play in 2011 before Thursday. “I mean, this is impossible for the women.” Elsewhere, Serena Williams again was pushed to three sets before winning, then complained a bit about having to play on Court 2 instead of Centre Court or Court 1; Roger Federer overwhelmed his opponent in straight sets, then basked in a standing ovation after playing under the retractable roof at the main stadium for the first time; and two-time French Open runner-up Robin Soderling came back after losing the first two sets to beat 2002 Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt 6-7 (5), 3-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4. Li appeared headed to the third round, too. Leading 5-3 in the third set, she was a point away from victory while Lisicki served at 15-40. But Lisicki got out of that jam this way: 122 mph service winner, 123 mph service winner, 124 mph ace, 122 mph ace. “Obviously, a good serve is important, but also, you have to use it well,” the 62nd-ranked Lisicki said. “And I think I’m serving quite smart, as well. So it definitely helped me today.” Talk about an understatement. Thanks to that serve, Lisicki is no stranger to success on grass, reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 2009 and winning a tuneup tournament this month at Birmingham, England; she’s won 12 of her last 13 matches on the slick surface.

A look at Wimbledon on Thursday: ■ TOP MEN’S WINNERS: No. 2 Novak Djokovic, No. 3 Roger Federer, No. 5 Robin Soderling ■ TOP WOMEN’S WINNERS: No. 6 Francesca Schiavone, No. 7 Serena Williams ■ STAT OF THE DAY: 124 mph — speed of Sabine Lisicki’s fastest serve in her 3-6, 6-4, 8-6, win over Li Na. It was the quickest serve on the women’s tour this year. ■ QUOTE: “I thought the conditions were fantastic from start to finish, even though it might have got a bit dark at the end.” — Roger Federer on playing under the roof on Centre Court for the first time. ■ TODAY: No. 1 Rafael Nadal vs. Gilles Muller, No. 4 Andy Murray vs. Ivan Ljubicic, No. 8 Andy Roddick vs. Feliciano Lopez. But she missed five months last year because of a left ankle injury, temporarily dropping out of the top 200 in the rankings. “Oh, it’s been terrible. I mean, I really, literally, had no muscles in my left calf after seven weeks on crutches. So I had to start to learn how to walk again,” the 21-yearold Lisicki said. “It’s been a very, very long road back, and tough road back. But that makes those moments right now sweeter.” Lisicki’s return game was good, too, and she broke twice when Li served for the match, at 5-4 and 6-5. Li became an instant star in China with her French Open title; more than 100 million people in the nation of 1 billion watched that final on TV. Li may not have been kidding when she asked reporters at Wimbledon not to write that she’d be flying home now, so there might be a chance to have some private time with her husband. Even though her Grand Slam triumph came so recently, Li already could sense a change on court — not in herself, but in other players. “Everyone (who plays) against you, they feeling nothing to lose,” she said. “So they can play (their) best tennis.”

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SPORTS BRIEFS Cleaves busted for suspended license MOUNT MORRIS — Mateen Cleaves has been cited for driving with a suspended license. The former Michigan State star was pulled over for speeding Wednesday night, the day his license was suspended. Cleaves’ license was suspended because he didn’t pay a responsibility fee for having too many points in February.

Former USC player ‘took illegal money’ LOS ANGELES — Former Southern California football player Lonnie White says he took $14,000 in illegal payments during his four-year career in the 1980s, mostly by selling game tickets allotted to scholarship players. White was a receiver and special-teams player at USC from 1982-86.

Ohio State trustees to review athletics COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University trustees will spend up to six weeks reviewing the athletic program after the scandal that led to the suspension of five players and the forced resignation of football coach Jim Tressel. “We want to assure ourselves that there are no new issues in any existing athletics matters,” Robert Schottenstein said.

Artest wants to change his name LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest wants to change his name to Metta World Peace. Artest’s attorney filed a petition in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking the change. The 31-year-old NBA star was born Ronald William Artest Jr. In the court documents, Artest cites personal reasons for wanting to make the change.

Rain mars first day of PGA Tour event CROMWELL, Conn. — Michael Bradley had a one-stroke lead when first-round play in the Travelers Championship was suspended Thursday. Bradley was 6 under with two holes left when play. Vijay Singh was in a group of seven players a shot back. Former Masters champion Zach Johnson was in a group at 4 under. Only two groups finished the round.

Tseng, Creamer atop LPGA major PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Topranked Yani Tseng shot a 6-under 66 on Thursday to take a onestroke lead over Paula Creamer in the first round of the LPGA Championship. Meena Lee and Angela Stanford were 4 under, and Morgan Pressel, Stacy Lewis, Ryann O’Toole, Amy Hung and Hee Young Park were at 3 under.

NFL owners, players meet again for talks NFL owners and players met for the second straight day near Boston as they attempt to close in on a collective bargaining agreement. The NFL said in a statement that talks will continue. Among those at the meetings were Commissioner Roger Goodell, five owners from NFL teams, players association chief DeMaurice Smith, and several players.

Flyers trade stars to clear cap space PHILADELPHIA — Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, two key cogs in the Philadelphia Flyers’ run to the Stanley Cup finals a year ago, were both traded in a pair of separate stunning trades on the eve of the draft. Richards went to the Kings and Carter went to the Blue Jackets. The moves cleared needed salary cap space to sign goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov.

NHL salary cap rises $4.9 million NEW YORK — The NHL salary cap is going up again, marking the fifth consecutive year it is has risen since it was established for the 2005-06 season. Teams will have $64.3 million to spend next season, an increase from $59.4 million. All 30 clubs must spend a minimum of $48.3 million on payroll.

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SCOREBOARD BASKETBALL NBA DRAFT First Round 1. Cleveland (from L.A. Clippers), Kyrie Irving, g, Duke. 2. Minnesota, Derrick Williams, f, Arizona. 3. Utah (from New Jersey), Enes Kanter, c, Kentucky/Fenerbahce Ulker (Turkey). 4. Cleveland, Tristan Thompson, f, Texas. 5. Toronto, Jonas Valanciunas, c, Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania). 6. Washington, Jan Vesely, f, Partizan Belgrade (Serbia). 7. a-Sacramento (traded to Charlotte), Bismack Biyombo, f, Fuenlabrada (Spain). 8. Detroit, Brandon Knight, g, Kentucky. 9. Charlotte, Kemba Walker, g, Connecticut. 10. b-Milwaukee (traded to Sacramento), Jimmer Fredette, g, BYU. 11. Golden State, Klay Thompson, g, Washington State. 12. Utah, Alec Burks, g, Colorado. 13. Phoenix, Markieff Morris, f, Kansas. 14. Houston, Marcus Morris, f, Kansas. 15. c-Indiana (traded to San Antonio), Kawhi Leonard, f, San Diego State. 16. Philadelphia, Nikola Vucevic, c, Southern Cal. 17. New York, Iman Shumpert, g, Georgia Tech. 18. Washington (from Atlanta), Chris Singleton, f, Florida State. 19. d-Charlotte from New Orleans via Portland (traded to Milwaukee), Tobias Harris, f, Tennessee. 20. e-Minnesota (from Memphis via Utah), Donatas Motiejunas, f, Benetton Treviso (Italy). 21. Portland, Nolan Smith, g, Duke. 22. Denver, Kenneth Faried, f, Morehead State. 23. e,g-Houston (from Orlando via Phoenix), Nikola Mirotic, f, Real Madrid (Spain). 24. Oklahoma City, Reggie Jackson, g, Boston College. 25. f-Boston, Marshon Brooks, g, Providence. 26. Dallas, Jordan Hamilton, f, Texas. 27. f-New Jersey (from L.A. Lakers), JaJuan Johnson, f, Purdue. 28. g-Chicago (from Miami via Toronto), Norris Cole, g, Cleveland State. 29. San Antonio, Cory Joseph, g, Texas. 30. Chicago, Jimmy Butler, f, Marquette. Proposed Trades a-acquired from in a three-way trade with Milwaukee and Sacramento. b-acquired from in a three-way trade with Charlotte and Milwaukee. c-traded to San Antonio for G George Hill. d-acquired from in a three-way trade with Charlotte and Sacramento. e-Minnesota and Houston traded selections. f-Boston and New Jersey traded selections. g-Minnesota traded rights to Nikola Mirotic for the rights to G Norris Cole and the rights to the second-round (No. 43) pick. WNBA STANDINGS Eastern Conference W L Connecticut . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 2 Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 3 Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 3 New York . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 4 Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 5 Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 5 Western Conference W L Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 1 Los Angeles . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 1 San Antonio . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 1 Seattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 2 Phoenix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 3 Tulsa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 7 Thursday’s Games New York 94, Tulsa 82 Chicago 107, Connecticut 101, 2OT Today’s Games Phoenix at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Connecticut at Indiana, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 8 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE North Division W L Pct. GB Lehigh Valley (Phillies).......43 29 .597 — Scranton/WB (Yankees) ....38 33 .535 4 1/2 Pawtucket (Red Sox)..........38 34 .528 5 Rochester (Twins)...............29 42 .408 13 1/2 Syracuse (Nationals) .........29 42 .408 13 1/2 Buffalo (Mets) .....................30 45 .400 14 1/2 South Division W L Pct. GB Durham (Rays).....................41 32 .562 — Gwinnett (Braves)...............38 35 .521 3 Charlotte (White Sox).........36 37 .493 5 Norfolk (Orioles)..................29 44 .397 12 West Division W L Pct. GB Columbus (Indians).............51 23 .689 — Louisville (Reds)..................42 33 .560 9 1/2 Indianapolis (Pirates).........37 37 .500 14 Toledo (Tigers).....................30 45 .400 21 1/2 Thursday’s Games Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 10, Norfolk 5 Rochester 7, Charlotte 2 Columbus 6, Toledo 0 Durham 4, Buffalo 1 Syracuse 4, Gwinnett 2 Pawtucket 4, Louisville 3, 10 innings Indianapolis at Lehigh Valley, (n) Today’s Games Rochester at Syracuse, 7 p.m. Louisville at Toledo, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Durham, 7:05 p.m. Gwinnett at Columbus, 7:05 p.m. Pawtucket at Indianapolis, 7:15 p.m.

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Noon Rolex Sports Car Series Racing SPEED 5:30 p.m. Nationwide Series: Bucyrus 200 ESPN 6:30 p.m. Indy Lights from Iowa SPEED 8 p.m. Iowa Corn Indy 250 SPEED

BASEBALL 2 p.m. CWS: Florida vs. Vanderbilt, if necessary ESPN 4 p.m. Cleveland at San Francisco Cp FOX 7 p.m. Arizona at Detroit FSD 7 p.m. CWS: South Carolina vs. Virginia (if necessary) ESPN 7 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Kansas City WGN 7 p.m. Minnesota at Milwaukee MLB

GOLF TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP At Cromwell, Conn. (Note: Only six golfers completed the first round because of rain.) Leaders Score Thru 1. Michael Bradley . . . . . . . . . . . .-6 16 2. Vijay Singh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-5 14 2. Bryce Molder . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-5 16 2. Andres Romero . . . . . . . . . . . .-5 12 2. Bo Van Pelt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-5 15 2. Chris Couch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-5 17 2. John Rollins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-5 15 2. Fredrik Jacobson . . . . . . . . . . .-5 13 9. Zach Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-4 14 9. Kevin Chappell . . . . . . . . . . . . .-4 15 9. Johnson Wagner . . . . . . . . . . .-4 16 9. Ryan Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-4 15 9. Nick Watney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-4 14 9. Ben Crane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-4 15 9. Tom Gillis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-4 16

BASKETBALL 7 p.m. WNBA: Connecticut at Indiana NBA

BOXING 10:30 p.m. Mike Jones vs. Raul Munoz FSD

FOOTBALL 3:30 p.m. Michigan East-West All-Star Game ]y PBS

GOLF Pct GB .667 — .571 1/2 .571 1/2 .429 1 1/2 .286 2 1/2 .167 3 Pct GB .833 — .800 1/2 .800 1/2 .600 1 1/2 .400 2 1/2 .125 5

HOCKEY Detroit Red Wings 2011-2012 regular-season schedule Oct. 7 — vs. Ottawa, 7 p.m. Oct. 8 — at Colorado, 9 p.m. Oct. 13 — vs. Vancouver, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 — at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Oct. 21 — vs. Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 — at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 — at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 — vs. San Jose, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 — at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Nov. 1 — vs. Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 — vs. Calgary, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 — vs. Anaheim, 7 p.m. Nov. 8 — vs. Colorado, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 — vs. Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 — vs. Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 — at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Nov. 17 — at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Nov. 19 — at Los Angeles, 4 p.m. Nov. 20 — at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Nov. 23 — vs. Calgary, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 — at Boston, 1 p.m. Nov. 26 — vs. Nashville, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 — vs. Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 — at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 — at Colorado, 8 p.m. Dec. 6 — at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Dec. 8 — vs. Phoenix, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 — vs. Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 — at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 — at Nashville, 8 p.m. Dec. 17 — vs. Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 — at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 21 — at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Dec. 22 — at Calgary, 9 p.m. Dec. 26 — at Nashville, 8 p.m. Dec. 27 — vs. St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30 — at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31 — vs. St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3 — at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Jan. 7 — at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 — at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 — at NY Islanders, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 — vs. Phoenix, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 — vs. Chicago, 12:30 p.m. Jan. 16 — vs. Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 — at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Jan. 19 — at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Jan. 21 — vs. Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 — vs. St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 — at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 — at Calgary, 9 p.m. Feb. 2 — at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Feb. 4 — at Edmonton, 10 p.m. Feb. 6 — at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Feb. 8 — vs. Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 — vs. Anaheim, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 — vs. Philadelphia, 4 p.m. Feb. 14 — vs. Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 — vs. Nashville, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 — vs. San Jose, 12:30 p.m. Feb. 21 — at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 23 — vs. Vancouver, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 — vs. Colorado, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 — at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. March 2 — vs. Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. March 4 — vs. Chicago, 4 p.m. March 6 — at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. March 9 — vs. Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m. March 10 — at Nashville, 8 p.m. March 13 — at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. March 14 — at Anaheim, 10 p.m. March 17 — at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. March 19 — vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m. March 21 — at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. March 24 — vs. Carolina, 7:30 p.m. March 26 — vs. Columbus, 7:30 p.m. March 28 — at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. March 30 — vs. Nashville, 7:30 p.m. April 1 — vs. Florida, 4 p.m. April 4 — at St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. April 5 — vs. New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. April 7 — vs. Chicago, 4 p.m.

8:30 a.m. BMW International Open, third round GOLF 3 p.m. Travelers Championship, third round G• CBS 4 p.m. LPGA Championship, third round GOLF

HOCKEY 11 a.m. NHL Entry Draft, Rounds 2-7 VERSUS

SOCCER 2:30 p.m. UEFA U-21 Final: Switzerland vs. Spain ESPNU 6:30 p.m. MLS: Los Angeles at San Jose FOX S?OCCER 6:45 p.m. FIFA U-17 World Cup: United States vs. New Zealand ESPNU 9 p.m. Gold Cup Final: United States vs. Mexico UNI FOX S?OCCER

TENNIS 7 a.m. Wimbledon, early rounds, Day 6 ESPN2 1 p.m. Wimbledon, third round EK NBC

TRACK AND FIELD 5 p.m. U.S. Outdoor Championships EK NBC

DETROIT TIGERS STATISTICS As of Wednesday BATTERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AVG Martinez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..332 Cabrera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..327 Worth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..310 Avila . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..300 Boesch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..300 Peralta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..298 Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..264 Wells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..253 Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..248 Dirks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..244 Santiago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..217 Inge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..211 Raburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..204 Ordonez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..176 Team Totals . . . . . . . . . . . ..265 PITCHERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W Alburquerque . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Purcey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Furbush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Verlander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Valverde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Schlereth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Coke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Porcello . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Scherzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Penny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Benoit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Perry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Team Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

OBA AB R .381 220 32 .449 257 54 .355 29 2 .373 203 27 .359 260 51 .351 238 29 .310 121 18 .311 83 10 .309 294 37 .295 82 8 .270 106 11 .279 161 16 .244 211 22 .234 119 6 .332 2541 337 L ERA 1 2.05 0 2.22 1 2.37 3 2.54 2 2.61 1 2.96 7 3.95 5 4.50 3 4.61 6 4.80 3 4.88 1 9.00 0 12.19 35 4.17

G 24 22 10 16 32 28 14 14 16 15 31 12 13 75

2011 NHL DRAFT ORDER At St. Paul, Minn., Today and Saturday First Round 1. Edmonton 2. Colorado 3. Florida 4. New Jersey 5. N.Y. Islanders 6. Ottawa 7. Winnipeg 8. Philadelphia (from Columbus) 9. Boston (from Toronto) 10. Minnesota 11. Colorado (from St. Louis) 12. Carolina 13. Calgary 14. Dallas 15. N.Y. Rangers 16. Buffalo 17. Montreal 18. Chicago 19. Edmonton (from Los Angeles) 20. Phoenix 21. Ottawa (from Nashville) 22. Anaheim 23. Pittsburgh 24. Detroit 25. Toronto (from Philadelphia) 26. Washington 27. Tampa Bay 28. San Jose 29. Vancouver 30. Toronto (from Boston)

TENNIS WIMBLEDON How the top seeds fared Thursday: Men, Second Round Novak Djokovic (2), Serbia, def. Kevin Anderson, South Africa, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Roger Federer (3), Switzerland, def. Adrian Mannarino, France, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2. Robin Soderling (5), Sweden, def. Lleyton Hewitt, Australia, 6-7 (5), 3-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (12), France, def. Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (8). Viktor Troicki (13), Serbia, lost to Yen-hsun Lu, Taiwan, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4. Nicolas Almagro (16), Spain, def. John Isner, United States, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 6-3.

H 2B 73 19 84 20 9 2 61 14 78 18 71 12 32 5 21 6 73 13 20 3 23 4 34 7 43 10 21 3 674 138 GS 0 0 0 16 0 0 12 14 16 15 0 0 0 75

3B HR RBI 0 6 41 0 15 50 0 0 3 3 9 41 0 10 38 2 11 40 1 2 10 0 3 10 5 3 20 0 3 10 1 1 6 1 1 12 0 6 25 0 2 7 13 72 319

SV IP 0 26.1 0 24.1 0 19.0 0 120.2 17 31.0 0 24.1 0 68.1 0 80.0 0 95.2 0 90.0 2 27.2 0 11.0 0 10.1 19 660.0

H 10 16 16 77 22 18 67 89 104 99 31 17 17 629

BB SO 20 23 57 41 2 8 26 56 23 48 20 42 6 15 7 23 26 84 6 13 7 22 15 44 11 74 8 16 254 552

SB CS 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 12 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 27 11

E 1 4 1 4 2 3 3 1 2 1 1 5 6 0 48

R ER 6 6 6 6 5 5 36 34 10 9 9 8 37 30 43 40 50 49 49 48 17 15 12 11 14 14 326 306

HR BB SO 0 18 44 1 13 17 3 7 16 11 26 110 3 17 32 3 17 21 3 26 35 9 25 45 13 34 83 10 30 40 2 8 25 1 6 7 1 9 10 68 252 506

Women, Second Round Li Na (3), China, lost to Sabine Lisicki, Germany, 3-6, 6-4, 8-6. Francesca Schiavone (6), Italy, def. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, Czech Republic, 7-5, 6-3. Serena Williams (7), United States, def. Simona Halep, Romania, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. Svetlana Kuznetsova (12), Russia, def. Alexandra Dulgheru, Romania, 6-0, 6-2. Agnieszka Radwanska (13), Poland, lost to Petra Cetkovska, Czech Republic, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (14), Russia, lost to Nadia Petrova, Russia, 6-3, 6-3. Julia Goerges (16), Germany, def. Mathilde Johansson, France, 7-6 (10), 6-2.

BASEBALL MIDWEST LEAGUE Eastern Division W L Pct. GB xz-Bowling Green (Rays)...41 29 .586 — z-Lansing (Blue Jays).........38 29 .567 1 1/2 Great Lakes (Dodgers).......39 30 .565 1 1/2 Dayton (Reds)......................35 35 .500 6 South Bend (D-backs)........34 35 .493 6 1/2 West Michigan (Tigers) .....32 37 .464 8 1/2 Fort Wayne (Padres) ..........30 39 .435 10 1/2 Lake County (Indians) ........28 41 .406 12 1/2 Western Division W L Pct. GB xz-Burlington (Athletics)....45 25 .643 — z-Quad Cities (Cardinals)...40 29 .580 4 1/2 Beloit (Twins).......................38 32 .543 7 Wisconsin (Brewers) .........38 32 .543 7 Peoria (Cubs).......................33 37 .471 12 Cedar Rapids (Angels) .......32 38 .457 13 Kane County (Royals).........28 41 .406 16 1/2 Clinton (Mariners)...............24 46 .343 21 x-clinched first half; z-clinched playoff spot Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Lake County at Fort Wayne, 7:05 p.m. Great Lakes at Lansing, 7:05 p.m. West Michigan at South Bend, 7:30 p.m. Kane County at Peoria, 7:30 p.m. Burlington at Clinton, 8 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Beloit, 8 p.m. Quad Cities at Wisconsin, 8:05 p.m. Dayton at Bowling Green, 8:05 p.m.

TODAY IN SPORTS 1911 — John McDermott becomes the first American-born winner of the U.S. Open when he beats Michael Brady and George Simpson in a playoff. McDermott finishes two strokes better than Brady and five better than Simpson. 1928 — John Farrell beats Bobby Jones by one stroke in a 36-hole playoff to win the U.S. Open. 1947 — Jim Ferrier wins the PGA championship by defeating Chick Harbert 2 and 1 in the final round. 1956 — Marlene Bauer Hagge beats Patty Berg in a sudden-death playoff to take the LPGA championship. 1968 — Canada’s Sandra Post beats Kathy Whitworth by seven strokes in a playoff to become the first non-U.S. player and rookie to win the LPGA championship. 1968 — Joe Frazier stops Mando Ramos in the second round at Madison Square Garden in New York for the world heavyweight title. 1990 — Criminal Type becomes the first horse to win consecutive $1 million races after capturing the Hollywood Gold Cup. He had previously won the $1 million Pimlico Special on May 12. 1991 — The NHL’s Board of Governors adopts instant replay. 1995 — The New Jersey Devils complete a fourgame sweep with a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings for their first Stanley Cup title. 1998 — Sammy Sosa ties the major league record for homers in a month, hitting his 18th of June in the first inning of the Cubs’ 7-6 loss to Detroit. Sosa matches the mark set by Detroit’s Rudy York in August 1937, and breaks Willie Mays’ NL record set in August 1965. 2000 — Rick DiPietro is the first goalie drafted No. 1 when the New York Islanders select the 18-year-old Boston University star at the NHL draft. 2001 — Karrie Webb, 26, captures the LPGA Championship by two strokes to become the youngest woman to complete the Grand Slam. Webb has won her last four majors — including consecutive U.S. Opens — by a combined 25 strokes. The Australian joins Juli Inkster, Louise Suggs, Pat Bradley and Mickey Wright as winners of the LPGA’s four majors. 2010 — John Isner outlasts Nicolas Mahut in the longest match in tennis history. Isner hits a backhand to win the last of the match’s 980 points, and takes the fifth set against Mahut, 7068. The first-round match took 11 hours, 5 minutes over three days, lasting so long it was suspended because of darkness — two nights in a row. Play resumed at 59-all and continued for more than an hour before Isner won 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68. 2010 — John Wall is selected as the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft by the Washington Wizards, and a record number of Kentucky teammates follow him. Four more Wildcats are among the top 30 selections, making them the first school ever to put five players in the first round.

GLANTZ-CULVER LINE National League LINE UNDERDOG -115 at San Diego Interleague Boston -165 at Pittsburgh at Philadelphia -160 Oakland at Detroit -145 Arizona Cincinnati -115 at Baltimore at New York (AL) -135 Colorado at Texas -155 New York (NL) Tampa Bay -115 at Houston at Chicago (AL) -120 Washington at Milwaukee -135 Minnesota at Kansas City -105 Chicago (NL) at St. Louis -105 Toronto Los Angeles (AL) -130 at L.Angeles (NL) at Seattle-x -165 Florida at San Francisco -125 Cleveland x-Home game for Florida FAVORITE Atlanta

LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP At Pittsford, N.Y. Yani Tseng . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-36 Paula Creamer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32-35 Diana D’Alessio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-35 Meena Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-34 Stacy Prammanasudh . . . . . . . . . . . .31-37 Angela Stanford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32-36 Minea Blomqvist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-35 Amy Hung . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-34 Jennifer Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-36 Stacy Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-33 Ryann O’Toole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-33 Hee Young Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-34 Morgan Pressel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-36 Katherine Hull . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-37 M.J. Hur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-36 Pat Hurst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-37 Eun-Hee Ji . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-35 Mindy Kim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-36 Cindy LaCrosse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-36 Azahara Munoz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-36 Amy Yang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-39

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66 67 68 68 68 68 69 69 69 69 69 69 69 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70

BMW INTERNATIONAL OPEN At Nord-Eichenried, Germany Henrik Stenson, Sweden . . . . . . . . .31-33 Gary Boyd, England . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-31 Jbe Kruger, South Africa . . . . . . . . .35-31 Tim Sluiter, Netherlands . . . . . . . . . .34-32 Danny Willett, England . . . . . . . . . . .31-35 Paul Lawrie, Scotland . . . . . . . . . . . .32-34 Markus Brier, Austria . . . . . . . . . . . .32-35 Lee Slattery, England . . . . . . . . . . . .34-33 George Coetzee, South Africa . . . . .36-31 Mark Foster, England . . . . . . . . . . . .35-33 Romain Wattel, France . . . . . . . . . . .34-34 Pablo Larrazabal, Spain . . . . . . . . . .33-35 Retief Goosen, South Africa . . . . . . .34-34 Felipe Aguilar, Chile . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-34

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64 65 66 66 66 66 67 67 67 68 68 68 68 68

MEXICO OPEN At Leon, Mexico (Play was suspended because of darkness.) Scott Sterling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-32 — 65 Peter Lonard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-33 — 66 Aaron Watkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-32 — 66 Estanislao Guerrero . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-33 — 66 James Nitties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37-30 — 67 Matthew Giles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-34 — 67 Alistair Presnell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-34 — 67 Oscar Serna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-34 — 67 Richard H. Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-34 — 68 Marco Dawson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-34 — 68 Casey Wittenberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-34 — 68 Matt Davidson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-35 — 68 Jeff Gove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-34 — 69 J.J. Killeen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37-32 — 69 Kyle Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-31 — 69 Chris Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-35 — 69 Antonio Serna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-35 — 69

SOCCER CONCACAF GOLD CUP Wednesday’s semifinals United States 1, Panama 0 Mexico 2, Honduras 0, OT Saturday’s championship At Pasadena, Calif. United States vs. Mexico, 9 p.m. MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER Eastern Conference W L T Pts GF GA Philadelphia 6 4 5 23 16 12 New York 5 2 8 23 24 16 Columbus 5 4 6 21 16 16 Houston 4 6 6 18 19 20 D.C. 4 5 5 17 19 25 Chicago 2 4 10 16 17 20 New England 3 7 6 15 12 19 Toronto FC 2 6 9 15 15 26 Sporting Kansas City 3 6 5 14 17 20 Western Conference W L T Pts GF GA Los Angeles 9 2 7 34 25 15 FC Dallas 8 4 4 28 20 17 Seattle 6 4 7 25 19 15 Real Salt Lake 6 3 5 23 15 8 Colorado 5 4 7 22 18 17 San Jose 5 5 4 19 20 17 Portland 5 6 3 18 18 22 Chivas USA 4 6 5 17 18 18 Vancouver 2 6 8 14 17 22 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Thursday’s Games New York at Seattle FC, (n) Saturday’s Games Houston at D.C. United, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 6:30 p.m. Chivas USA at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Portland at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. Sunday’s Games New York at Chicago, 2 p.m. New England at Seattle FC, 4 p.m. Colorado at Columbus, 8 p.m.

LINE +105 +155 +150 +135 +105 +125 +145 +105 +110 +125 -105 -105 +120 +155 +115

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS—Optioned OF Travis Buck to Columbus (IL). DETROIT TIGERS—Recalled 3B Brandon Inge from Toledo (IL). Sent INF Danny Worth and LHP Adam Wilk to Toledo. MINNESOTA TWINS—Activated RHP Joe Nathan from 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Jim Hoey to Rochester (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Placed OF Josh Willingham on the 15-day DL. Called up 1B-OF Chris Carter from Sacramento (PCL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Signed RHP Joseph Musgrove and RHP Kramer Champlin. Optioned INF Mike McCoy to Las Vegas (PCL). Recalled OF Eric Thames from Las Vegas. National League ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Called up LHP Raul Valdes from Memphis (PCL). Optioned RHP Maikel Cleto to Memphis. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Announced the resignation of manager Jim Riggleman. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association PHOENIX SUNS—Extended a qualifying offer to G Aaron Brooks. FOOTBALL National Football League SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Named Steve Weakland director of corporate communications. HOCKEY National Hockey League MONTREAL CANADIANS—Signed D Andrei Markov to a three-year contract. OTTAWA SENATORS—Named Dave Cameron and Mark Reeds assistant coaches. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS—Traded RW Jeff Carter to Columbus for F Jake Voracek and 2011 firstand third-round draft picks. Traded C Mike Richards to Los Angeles for RW Wayne Simmonds, F Brayden Schenn and an undisclosed draft pick. SAN JOSE SHARKS—Signed F Devin Setoguchi to a three-year contract. SOCCER Major League Soccer LA GALAXY—Re-signed D A.J. DeLaGarza to a multiyear contract. COLLEGE BELMONT ABBEY—Announced the resignation of women’s lacrosse coach Liz Ramsey. BOSTON U.—Named Joe Jones men’s basketball coach. KENNESAW STATE—Named Mike Smith, Jimmy Lallathin and Tim Morris men’s assistant basketball coaches. MANHATTAN—Signed women’s basketball coach John Olenowski to a contract extension through the 2017-18 season. MASSACHUSETTS—Named Jordan Jarry director of football operations. MISSISSIPPI STATE—Named Vann Stuedeman softball coach. NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE—Promoted Adam Dorrel to football coach. SETON HALL—Announced junior basketball C Gene Teague has transferred from Southern Illinois. SHENANDOAH—Named Meredith Cox women’s assistant basketball coach. TENNESSEE—Named Greg Bergeron associate head baseball coach. TENNESSEE STATE—Named Rick Duckett men’s assistant basketball coach. TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI—Named Megan Allen assistant athletic director for external operations/senior woman administrator. UTSA—Named Amanda Lehotak softball coach WAKE FOREST—Named Jeff Nix director of basketball operations. XAVIER—Announced junior basketball F Isaiah Philmore has transferred from Towson.


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U-M’s Morris goes to Lakers

Pistons go with big men in 2nd round

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Continued from page 1 bill. “He has one of these incredible work ethics that you hear about — hours and hours and hours in the gym, totally dedicated — and what we feel is probably the most high-character guy in the draft,” Dumars said. In the second round, the Pistons selected Duke forward Kyle Singler with the 33rd pick overall. Singler averaged 16.2 points per game over four seasons at Duke and was named the Final Four’s most outstanding player in 2010, when the Blue Devils won the national title. The 6-foot-8 Singler set Singler school records with 147 career starts and 4,887 minutes. Singler joins a Detroit team that might have to replace free agent Tayshaun Prince. The Pistons picked Knight ahead of fellow backcourt prospect Kemba Walker of Connecticut. At 6-foot-3, Knight is taller than Walker, Macklin although it remains to be seen how he might fit into Detroit’s plans. Rodney Stuckey, the team’s leading scorer, also plays point guard, and Hamilton and Ben Gordon are also still on the roster. The roster also includes perimeter-oriented forwards Austin Daye and Charlie Villanueva. Knight says he sees himself as a point guard but is willing to be flexible. “I’m just going to do whatever the team asks me to do,” he said. “If that’s play off the ball, then I’ll do that. If that’s play on the ball, then

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NBA Commissioner David Stern poses with the No. 8 overall draft pick, Kentucky’s Brandon Knight, who was selected by the Pistons. I’ll do that.” After Kanter was picked by Utah at No. 3, the draft took a turn for the unexpected when Cleveland took Thompson with the next selection. “When Cleveland took Thompson at four, everybody in the room went, ’Whoa,”’ Dumars said. Valanciunas went fifth to Toronto. “I was on the phone with Toronto when four was on the clock,” Dumars said. “As soon as four took Thompson, Toronto said, ’We’re out. Our guy’s on the board.’ So I hang up with them. Boom, they take Valanciunas. “When they took Valanciunas, I knew that Brandon Knight was going to be on the board.” Detroit has been looking forward to an opportunity to add personnel after Karen Davidson’s drawn-out sale tied management’s hands to a degree last season. The Pistons now have a new owner, Tom Gores, who completed a deal to purchase the team less than a month

ago. Detroit still has yet to hire a coach. Boston Celtics assistant Lawrence Frank, former Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Woodson, Milwaukee Bucks assistant Kelvin Sampson and Minnesota Timberwolves assistant Bill Laimbeer — the former Detroit player — appear to be candidates to replace Kuester. The Pistons’ draft record has been mixed over the years. They infamously picked Darko Milicic at No. 2 overall in 2003 — one spot ahead of Carmelo Anthony — but they’ve landed some solid contributors in later spots. Detroit drafted Stuckey at No. 15 in 2007 and Jonas Jerebko in the second round two years later. Greg Monroe, picked at No. 7 by Detroit last year, became one of the league’s best rookies. The Pistons still have holes to fill, though. Tayshaun Prince is a free agent and may not return. Ben Wallace says he’s leaning toward coming back, but he turns 37 in September and played only 54 games last year.

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A public hearing will be held by the Putnam Township Planning Commission July 13, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Putnam Township Hall, 3280 West M-36, Pinckney, MI. The purpose will be to receive public comments and consider a request for a Special Land Use Permit for a Bed and Breakfast Establishment located at:

Public notice is hereby given that the following Text Amendment was adopted by the Howell Township Board June 13, 2011 adding to the Howell Township Zoning Ordinance Under Article VI, SFR Section 6.01 PURPOSE. Add to the end of the text: "The language of the PURPOSE shall not preclude development of existing lots and parcels where sewer and or water are not available provided they or any future subdivision of them can meet the onsite water supply and wastewater disposal permit requirements of the Livingston County Public Health Department and other requirements of the SFR Zoning District and this Zoning Ordinance." All information regarding the text amendments may be requested or purchased at the Howell Township Hall, 3525 Byron Road, Howell, MI 48855 - (517) 546-2817, Monday through Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The aforementioned text amendments shall become effective 7 days after publication.

7500 Pingree Rd. Pinckney, Michigan, 48169 Parcel ID No. 4714-07-300-016 A copy of the application is available for review at the Township Hall during business hours. Any written comments need to be provided to the Clerk at least seven (7) days prior to the Public Hearing. If special accommodations are needed to participate in these public hearings, please call the Township at least one (1) day in advance. (6-24-11 DAILY 531684)

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CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRIGHTON NOTICE OF ADOPTION ORDINANCE # 251 ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT # 11 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRIGHTON ZONING ORDINANCE BY INCORPORATING AN AMENDMENT TO THE OFFICIAL ZONING ORDINANCE TO CHANGE CERTAIN LANGUAGE IN THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRIGHTON ZONING ORDINANCE The Charter Township of Brighton hereby ordains: Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance. Amendment #11 to the official zoning ordinance. Article 3, Residential Districts, Sec. 3-04 Accessory Buildings AVAILABILITY. The complete copy of the Zoning Ordinance Change and supporting documentation is available for inspection in the offices of the Clerk and Planning Departments and available for sale in the Treasurer's Office at Township Hall. Township Hall is located at 4363 Buno Road, Brighton MI, 48114. Normal business hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Tuesday business hours are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Office closed daily during lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EFFECTIVE DATE. The provisions of this Ordinance will be ordered to take effect seven (7) days following its publication in a newspaper of general circulation within the Township.

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CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF BRIGHTON ANN M. BOLLIN, CMC, CLERK

NOTICE OF ADOPTION PUTNAM TOWNSHIP LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN Amendments to Putnam Township Ordinance 42 "Zoning Ordinance" Pursuant to the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Michigan Public Act 110 of 2006, as amended, Ordinance 56 regulating the development and use of land has been adopted by the Putnam Township Board, Livingston County, Michigan which amends Ordinance 42 "Zoning Ordinance", Chapter 31 Development Regulations Section 2 Parking and Loading General Requirements Section E (3) Off-Street Parking Lot Construction and Design Requirements, summarized below: Chapter 31 Development Regulations Section 2 Parking and Loading General Requirements Section E (3) Off-Street Parking Lot Construction and Design Requirements: Describes material requirements for the entire parking area and instances where the Planning Commission my use their discretion. This amendment to the Putnam Township Zoning Ordinance is hereby declared adopted by the Putnam Township Board at a meeting held on the 15th day of June, 2011 and ordered to be given publication in accordance with the statutes made and provided. This Zoning Ordinance amendment shall take effect and shall be in force from and after seven (7) days after publication. PUTNAM TOWNSHIP BOARD SALLY D. GUYON, CMC PUTNAM TOWNSHIP CLERK Arrangements to inspect or purchase the full text of the amendments may be made by contacting the Putnam Township Clerk at 3280 West M36, Pinckney, MI 48169, or by telephone at (734) 878-3131 during normal business hours. (6-24-11 DAILY 531345)

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CAROLYN EATON HOWELL TOWNSHIP CLERK

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION Pursuant to Section 842a of Act No. 284 of the Public Acts of the State of Michigan for the year 1972, as amended, notice is hereby given that HARRY LUBETSKY, M.D., P.C., a corporation duly organized under the laws of the State of Michigan, has been dissolved effective on June 6, 2011. Accordingly, all creditors or other persons with claims against this corporation are requested to present their claims, in writing, by mailing such claims to the corporation: c/o GOURWITZ AND BARR, PLLC Attn: Howard J. Gourwitz 40950 Woodward Avenue, Suite 303 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-1528 Each claim must include the name and address of the claimant, the basis for and amount of each claim (in sufficient detail to permit the corporation to make a reasonable judgment whether the claim should be accepted or rejected), and the date or dates on which each claim arose. Each claim against the Corporation (other than a claim asserted by a claimant who receives written notice of the dissolution by mail, which notice specifies the applicable deadline for submitting claims by known claimants) will be barred unless a proceeding to enforce the claim is commenced within one year after the publication date of this notice. (6-24-11 DAILY 531368)

NOTICE OF ADOPTION PUTNAM TOWNSHIP LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN Amendments to Putnam Township Ordinance 42 "Zoning Ordinance" Pursuant to the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Michigan Public Act 110 of 2006, as amended, Ordinance 57 regulating the development and use of land has been adopted by the Putnam Township Board, Livingston County, Michigan which amends Ordinance 42 "Zoning Ordinance", Chapter 31 Development Regulations Section 2D Parking and Storage of Commercial Vehicles in Agricultural/Open Space and Residential Districts as summarized below: Chapter 31 Development Regulations Section 2D Parking and Storage of Commercial Vehicles in Agricultural/Open Space and Residential Districts: 1) Regulates length of time a commercial vehicle may be parked outdoors. 2) Open storage not restricted while in use for approved construction. 3) Parking and storage restrictions are described in Table 31-1. 4) Describes when parking/storage of commercial vehicles are permitted in a residential district. 5) Allows for Zoning Administrator's discretion if additional screening needed. This amendment to the Putnam Township Zoning Ordinance is hereby declared adopted by the Putnam Township Board at a meeting held on the 15th day of June 2011and ordered to be given publication in accordance with the statutes made and provided. This Zoning Ordinance amendment shall take effect and shall be in force from and after seven (7) days after publication. PUTNAM TOWNSHIP BOARD SALLY D. GUYON, CLERK Arrangements to inspect or purchase the full text of the amendments may be made by contacting the Putnam Township Clerk at 3280 West M36, Pinckney, MI 48169, or by telephone at (734) 878-3131 during normal business hours. (6-24-11 DAILY 531351)

have gone in their spots and made this a stronger draft. It was the first time four international players who didn’t play at a U.S. college were selected in the lottery. Even Irving has international ties. He was born in Australia while his father, Drederick, played professionally there and said he might be interested in playing for the Australian national team. After grabbing him with their first No. 1 pick since taking James in 2003, the Cavs used the No. 4 selection on Texas forward Tristan Thompson. They were the first team since the 1983 Houston Rockets with two top-four picks. The Minnesota Timberwolves took Arizona forward Derrick Williams with the No. 2 pick. The Utah Jazz then took Turkish big man Enes Kanter third with their first of two lottery selections. The league’s uncertain labor situation hung over the draft, and likely weakened it. Potential top10 picks such as Jared Sullinger of Ohio State and Harrison Barnes were among those who decided to stay in school, without knowing when their rookie seasons would have started. Stern, who could lock out his players next week if a deal for a new collective bargaining agreement is not reached, was booed when he came onto the stage at the Prudential Center, which is hosting the draft while its usual home, Madison Square Garden, is undergoing summer work. New Yorkers made the trip across the river to join the sellout crowd of 8,417, cheering loudly when Kemba Walker and Jimmer

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OCEOLA TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Oceola Township Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing followed by a Regular Meeting on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., at the Oceola Township Hall, 1577 Latson Rd., Howell. The purpose of this meeting is to review the proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance which will include changes to Article 11 MI INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT Section 11.04 Permitted uses after special approval; Article 13 GENERAL PROVISIONS adding Section 13.05 Prohibited Uses and Section 13.38 Medical Marijuana Uses and make recommendations to the Oceola Township Board. The proposed ordinance is available for review at the Oceola Township Hall during normal business hours, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. KATHLEEN MCLEAN (6-24-11 DAILY 530866) OCEOLA TOWNSHIP CLERK

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE REVIEW OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ROLLS IN DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP To the residents and property owners of Deerfield Township, Livingston County, Michigan, the owners of land within the Special Assessment Districts and any other interested persons: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Deerfield Township Board will meet at the Deerfield Township Hall, 4492 Center Road, Linden, Michigan 48451, on July 14, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of review of the Special Assessment Rolls for the Special Assessment Districts which were established for lake improvement as follows: LOBDELL LAKE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT NO. 1 RYAN LAKE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT NO. 3 KATRINE HILLS/CHANNEL WEED CONTROL FAUSSETT DAM MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS AND/OR IMPROVEMENTS TO DAM OR FAUSSETT LAKE DISTRICT The assessment rolls may be examined at the office of the Township Clerk during regular business hours of regular business days until the time of hearing and may further be examined at the hearing. Appearance and protest at the hearing held to confirm the Special Assessment Roll is required in order to appeal the special assessment to the State Tax Tribunal, which must be filed within 30 days after the confirmation of the Special Assessment Roll. An owner or party in interest, or his or her agent may appear in person at the hearing to present the special assessment, or may file an appearance or protest by letter and personal appearance is not required. (6-24 & 7-13-11 DAILY 531544)

ALFRED MATTIOLI DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP CLERK

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED SPECIAL ASSESSMENT TOWNSHIP OF DEERFIELD LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN TO: ALL RECORD OWNERS OF, AND PARTIES IN INTEREST IN, LAND IN THE PROPOSED SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT DESCRIBED HEREIN PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Supervisor and Assessing officer of the Township have reported to the Township Board and filed in the office of the Township Clerk, for public examination, a Proposed Special Assessment Roll prepared by Them covering all properties within PROPOSED SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT (Hidden Lake Clean Up District No. 2) benefited by the proposed weed control project to serve said district. Said Proposed Special Assessment Roll has been prepared for the purpose of assessing all or a portion of the cost of the construction of the Hidden Lake Clean Up District No. 2 project incidental thereto within the aforesaid proposed assessment district within the Township, which proposed assessment, is in the total amount of $3,900.00. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Township Board shall hear comments pertaining to the proposed project on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at Deerfield Township Hall located at 4492 Center Road, Linden, MI 48451. If the Board determines to proceed with the project, another public hearing will follow to hear protests on the proposed assessment. All parcels of land in said district consist of the following lands: 4703-18-300-013 4703-18-300-014 4703-19-100-001 4703-19-101-001 4703-19-101-005 4703-19-101-010 4703-19-101-011 4703-19-101-012 4703-19-101-013 4703-19-101-014 4703-19-101-015 4703-19-101-016 4703-19-101-017 4703-19-101-018 4703-19-101-019 4703-19-101-020 4703-19-101-021 4703-19-101-022 4703-19-101-023 4703-19-101-024 4703-19-101-025 4703-19-101-026 4703-19-101-027 4703-19-101-028 4703-19-101-029 4703-19-101-031 At such hearing, the Board will consider any written objections to any of the foregoing matters which might be filed with said board at or prior to the time of said hearing as well as any revisions, corrections, amendments, or changes to said Proposed Special Assessment Roll. All interested persons are invited to be present at the aforesaid time and place and to submit comments concerning any of the foregoing. (6-24 & 7-13-11 DAILY 531542)

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Sky-high delights take off today

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Mass balloon launches are slated for today, Saturday and Sunday nights at the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest in Howell. Fly-ins are set for Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Michigan Challenge Balloonfest returns to Howell this weekend By Jason Carmel Davis DAILY PRESS & ARGUS

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he state championships of hotair balloon may be the central focus of the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest, but the entertainment is sure to keep festival patrons moving and in good spirits. Several types of entertainment and performers will be featured during the 27th annual Balloonfest, slated for today, Saturday and Sunday on the grounds of Howell High School, 1200 W. Grand River Ave. in Howell. The show features three entertainment stages, an art festival and the Balloonfest 500, where youngsters can create cars from cardboard and run footraces, according to Balloonfest Director Michelle Tokan. Entertainment will be featured in the dining area, launch field and elsewhere at the Howell High School complex, she said. The Wade Shows carnival returns this year as well. Other returning highlights are the MediLodge Fireworks Show at dusk today, daytime performances from the Renewal by Andersen skydiving team, the PNC Bank Pistons Party and performances by the Windjammer Stunt Kite Team, which this year will feature remote-controlled kites for the first time.

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Hot-air balloon pilots take to the sky at the 2010 Michigan Challenge Balloonfest in Howell. This year’s festival takes off today and runs through Sunday. Also, the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest Red Hacker Basketball Tournament, which began last year in downtown Howell, will move to the festival site. Besides the balloon activities at Howell

High School, activities will take place in downtown Howell. Local merchants launched sales Wednesday, and the Howell Sunday Farmers’ Market will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 pm. near the historical Livingston County Courthouse. “This is a great event for the area,” Tokan said. “Not only do visitors have the option of taking in the Balloonfest at the high school, but they can go into the downtown and see what the community has to offer, as well.” In keeping with the tradition of the event, mass balloon launches will take place between 6-8 p.m. each day of the festival. There will be balloon fly-ins between 6-8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, when visitors will have the chance to watch a major part of the balloon competition. During the event, pilots will be challenged to drop a baggie from their balloon to land as close as possible to an “X”-shaped target. Another must-see is the balloon glow along with skydiving Saturday night. The Renewal by Anderson skydivers will leap from a plane into the night sky wearing custom pyrotechnics and leave a trail of sparks across the sky. The event takes place after the mass balloon launch and a performance by Bob Seger tribute band Lookin’ Back. About 20 balloons will return to the field, ignite their burners and stay teth-

Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson), Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy) and Finn McMissile (voiced by Michael Caine) are in “Cars 2,” opening today.

By now we expect movies made by Pixar, the studio that has given us the “Toy Story” films, “The Incredibles” and “Up,” to name just a few classics, to be great almost by default. “Cars 2” (opening today) is an exception to that rule. It’s sometimes funny, often silly but never really transcendent, though the same could probably be said of the original, as well. It’s a race movie as well as a spy caper on

SATURDAY • 6-8 a.m.: Balloon fly-in; watch as hot-air balloons compete.* • 1 p.m.: Windjammers Stunt Kite Team performs.* • 4 p.m.: America’s Best Frisbee Dogs perform. • 6-8 p.m.: Mass balloon launch set.* • 8 p.m.: Bob Seger tribute act Lookin’ Back

ered through the night for the balloon glow, and then the skydiving show will begin, according to Tokan. Parking is $12 daily, $20 for a weekend pass or $15 for a weekend pass bought in advance, available at PNC bank offices in

By Bill Goodykoontz GANNETT NEWS SERVICE

‘Cars 2’ never quite reaches top gear GANNETT NEWS SERVICE

TODAY • 4 p.m. to close: Arts festival; artists will display and sell their hand-crafted works. • 5 p.m.: Renewal by Andersen Skydivers perform.* • 5:30 p.m.: The Dazzling Mills — a family of talented jugglers, unicyclists and acrobats — will perform at the

launch field. • 6-8 p.m.: Mass balloon launch set.* • Dusk: MediLodge Fireworks Show set to launch.

performs on the main stage. • As darkness falls: Balloon glow night skydiving show takes off. SUNDAY • 6-8 a.m.: Balloon fly-in; watch as hot-air balloons compete.* • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Howell Sunday Farmers’ Market takes place in downtown Howell adjacent to the Livingston County Courthouse. • 6-8 p.m.: Mass balloon launch set.* * denotes event is dependent on weather.

Livingston County until today. For more details, look for the Balloonfest guide at www.livingstondaily.com. Contact Daily Press & Argus reporter Jason Carmel Davis at (517) 552-2857 or at jcdavis@gannett.com.

Characters, plot don’t add up in ‘Bad Teacher’

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By Bill Goodykoontz

AT A GLANCE Here are some of the entertainment highlights slated for this year’s Michigan Challenge Balloonfest (events at Howell High School unless mentioned otherwise):

wheels, and at its This time out, ‘CARS 2’ heart lies a central Lightning McQueen mystery: (Owen Wilson) is • “Cars 2” is Who decided to goaded, with Mater’s rated G. Running make Larry the Cable help, into entering time: 116 minutes. the World Grand Prix Guy the star? I don’t know, but his to face the cocky Mater, the dopey, goodFrancesco Bernoulli hearted tow truck from (John Turturro). The out of four the first “Cars,” is the series of three races is focus of the sequel, both an international which is sort of like basing a competition and a showcase for fourth “Toy Story” on Slinky Dog. alternative fuels (yes) put on by The star of “Witless Protection,” Sir Miles Axlerod (Eddie Izzard), among other delights, can only Continued on page 4 carry a film so far.

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There’s something slightly off about “Bad Teacher” • “Bad Teacher” (opening today). is rated R for sexuCameron Diaz is fine as a al content, nudity, gold-digging teacher who language and spends more time drinking, some drug use. smoking dope and either insulting or ignoring her stuRunning time: 92 dents than she does actually minutes. instructing them (mostly she shows movies). Lucy Punch is good as a maddeningly out of four overenthusiastic colleague. Jason Timberlake is mostly wasted as a rich guy who substitute teaches, but he’s game for just about anything. But somehow the characters — and their story — don’t come together in a satisfying way. Director Jake Kasdan coaxes some laughs out of the film, to be sure, but only Jason Segel, as a cynical gym teacher, seems like a real person instead of a caricature. Everyone else seems like they’re trying just a touch too hard.

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Cameron Diaz stars in “Bad Teacher,” opening today.


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WEEKEND EVENTS exhibit features the acrylic paintings of Jean Warner and the photography of Armayne Lyons through Aug. 14. For more information, call (810) 225-1665.

TODAY Michigan Challenge Balloonfest — The festival kicks off its three-day run in Howell. Weather permitting, mass balloon launches take place from 6-8 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday at the Howell High School complex, 1200 W. Grand River Ave. in Howell. Fly-ins are set for 6-8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. New this year are the NASA Exploration Experience Trailer and music by the Bob Seger tribute band Lookin’ Back. Other special features are skydivers all three days, B-25 bomber flyovers from the Yankee Air Museum, fireworks on opening day, hotair balloon competitions, stunt kites, an arts festival, carnival rides, a family fun tent, food, demonstrations, children’s games and the balloon glow on Saturday. For a complete listing of events and where they will be taking place, look for the program at www.livingstondaily.com. Fish fry — The Livingston County Wildlife and Conservation Club, 6060 E. M-36 in Hamburg Township, serves all-you-can-eat fish dinners with side dishes, dessert and beverage from 5-8 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors or $5 for children ages 6-12. Children younger than age 5 eat for free. Call (810) 231-1811 for more details. Golf benefit — The Howell Elks Lodge hosts a two-person, ninehole golf scramble at 3 p.m. at Chemung Hills Golf Club and Banquet Center, 3125 Golf Club Road in Oceola Township. Cost is $25 per person and includes golf, skins, two beverages and afterplay entrance to the beer tent at Howell Elks Lodge 2168, 2823 E. Grand River Ave. in Genoa Township. Proceeds benefit the families of local soldiers. Call (517) 5464941 for more details. Music —The Michigan Philharmonic performs a free, family-friendly pops concert at 8 p.m. on Maple Beach at Kensington Metropark, a few miles east of Brighton at 2240 W. Buno Road. A vehicle permit is required to enter the park; Cost is $5 for a daily permit. Call (800) 477-3178 for details. Theater auditions — Community Theatre of Howell holds auditions for its fall musical, “White Christmas.” A recommended dance workshop is open for those auditioning at 6:30 p.m. Vocal, dance and reading auditions start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Maria’s School of Dance, 1205 E. Grand River Ave.

Pet adoptions — Livingston County Animal Control is partnering with Pet Supplies Plus of Brighton for a special cat and kitten adoption event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Animal Control, 418 S. Highlander Way in Howell. Visitors can enjoy refreshments. Pet Supplies Plus is providing a 16-pound bag of dry cat food and two cans of cat food for those adopting an adult cat. The shelter is continuing its special adoption rates for cats and kittens. Cats are $90 and kittens younger than 4 months old are $80. A second feline can be adopted for $1. All felines have been spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and tested for diseases. Call (517) 546-2154 for more information. Hartland Farmers’ Market — The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through October in the parking lot of the Hartland Educational Support Service Center, 9525 E. M-59 in Hartland Township.

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The Rotary Club of Hartland will hold its inaugural cardboard regatta Saturday. in Fowlerville. For scripts and other information, call Linda Peasley at (517) 294-0738. Sloppy joes and karaoke — Sloppy joes are served for $2 and Boston coolers for $1 from 5-8 p.m. at American Legion Post 419, 9807 Whitewood Road in Hamburg Township. Karaoke starts at 7:30 p.m. Call (734) 878-9522 for more information. Fish fry — Cod, walleye, shrimp scallops and wingding dinners are served from 5-8 p.m. at American Legion Devereaux Post 141, 3265 W. Grand River Ave. in Howell Township. Cost is $5 to $9 for adults or $3.50 for children. Call (517) 546-2534 for details. Large-item cleanup — Green Oak Township residents can drop off unwanted items from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. next to the Green Oak Township Fire Station at 11411 E. Grand River Ave. near Alan Drive. Items will also be accepted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For a list of acceptable items, call (810) 231-1333, ext. 100; or visit www.greenoaktwp.com. Howell Elks beer tent — The

unofficial Balloonfest beer tent opens at 5 p.m. at Howell Elks Lodge 2168, 2830 E. Grand River Ave. in Genoa Township. Highlights include a Texas Hold ’em tournament at 7 p.m., music by Dougie G. and the Sanctuary Blues Band from 6-8 p.m. and music by Paradise Band from 8 p.m. to midnight. Saturday, the tent opens at 5 p.m. and features Billy Mack & The Juke Joint Johnnies performing from 6-8 p.m. and New Fossils & the Heat performing from 8 p.m. to midnight. Admission to the tent is $5. Parking is free. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Michigan Army National Guard 1462nd Transportation Company in Howell. Call (517) 546-4941 for more information. Fish fry — Ribs, chicken, walleye, perch, cod, shrimp and clam dinners are served from 5-8 p.m. with entertainment and a cash bar at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1224, 8891 Spicer Road, Green Oak Township. Call (810) 2311224 after 4:30 p.m. to place takeout orders. Music — Spirit Jam, an acoustic music jam, happens from 7-11 p.m. at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic

Church, 9565 Musch Road in Green Oak Township. Genres include but aren’t limited to bluegrass, country, old-time rock, folk, sing-along, praise, worship, gospel, and patriotic. The jam is free, and coffee and tea are provided. Donations are accepted. Call (248) 446-3284. Teen swim — There will be swimming and games for ages 13 to 18 from 8:30-10:30 p.m. at the pool at Whitmore Lake High School, 7430 Whitmore Lake Road in Northfield Township. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Call (734) 449-4461, ext. 3057, for more information.

SATURDAY Brighton Farmers’ Market — The market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through October in the municipal parking lot at Brighton City Hall, 200 N. First St. Call (810) 955-1471 for details.

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9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Located on State & Clinton Streets Adjacent to the Historic Livingston County Courthouse

Balloonfest • Perennials & Annuals • Garlic/Herbs • Honey & Maple Syrup • Fresh Produce

• Trees & Shrubs • Farm Fresh Eggs • USDA Organic Beef & Pork • Fresh Poultry

• Fresh Baked Breads • Certified Organic Raw Cheese • Homemade Arts & Crafts

Howell Downtown Development Authority

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Livingston County’s Community Bank

The market is hosted by the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Howell, Howell Mainstreet and Downtown Development Authority and the Howell Wal-Mart. Major sponsor First National Bank and the market’s media sponsor, the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, return this year to help fund and promote the market. HT00528960

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Cardboard regatta — The Rotary Club of Hartland will hold its inaugural cardboard regatta from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Lake Walden at Waldenwoods Resort and Conference Center, 2975 N. Old U.S. 23 in Hartland Township. Teams of participants ages 10 and older will design and build boats using corrugated cardboard, held together with Liquid Nails and duct tape, waterproofed with paint and varnish, and then decorated as desired. The boats will be powered by a team consisting of one to 10 members with paddles or oars. All race participants must wear life jackets and attend a safety briefing on race day. Rescue boats will be on the course to assist boaters as needed. The event will include contests for boat beauty, most spectacular sinking and a pirate destruction derby. Quick-build information is available. Cost to participate in the regatta is $50 plus a $25 refundable cleanup fee. Registration forms are available at www.hartlandrotary.org. Families can enjoy water activities at the beach. There will be a display of cars from the Livingston A’s Model A club. The event will also feature a food tent, silent auction, bounce house and vendor tables. Spectator admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors. Children are admitted free with a paying adult. Maximum per carload is $20. The rain date is Sunday. Call (810) 6324808 for more information.

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Benefit ride — A motorcycle poker run to benefit the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Association starts and ends at Harrison’s Motorcycle Service, 391 Washington St. in Brighton. Registration is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the last bike returning at 4 p.m. Cost is $15 for single riders and $20 for riders with a passenger. The event includes complimentary coffee and bagels. Door prizes and gift certificates will be awarded after

the run. The run is being held in memory of John Lonskey, a Michigan motorcyclist who lost his life to Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2010. Call (810) 844-2055 for more details.

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WEEKEND EVENTS Benefit ride — Motorcycles, classic cars and hot rods are invited as the Howell Eagle Riders host a ride to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. The ride gets rolling from 10-11 a.m. at Howell Eagles Aerie 3607, south of Interstate 96 at 141 Schroeder Park Drive in Marion Township. Riders will return to the clubhouse by 5 p.m. for an evening of live entertainment by Not Yet Dead, door prizes, 50/50 and other raffles, food and a cash bar. Cost to ride is $20 for single riders, $25 for two riders and $5 for poker hands. Cost includes a food ticket. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation supports the fight against breast cancer. Call (313) 680-9332 or (517) 548-1630 for more information. Craft fair — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 200 W. St. Paul St. in Brighton, holds a craft and vendor sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (810) 229-2821 for more details. Large-item trash day — Brighton Township residents can drop off large unwanted items from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Brighton Area Fire Department station at 1580 S. Old U.S. 23 near Hyne Road. Acceptable items include washers, dryers, TVs, patio furniture, grills, computer equipment, bed springs and mattresses, hot water heaters, furniture and toys. Lawn mowers and small engines will be accepted if oil and gas have been removed. Items that will not be accepted are liquid waste, car or boat parts, yard waste, construction debris, railroad ties, oil, pesticides, explosives, poisons, haz-

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The Howell Sunday Farmers’ Market is open this weekend. ardous waste, tires, batteries, paint, solvents, antifreeze, herbicides, medical waste, rocks, bricks, concrete or items that contain Freon. Proof of residency will be required. Call (810) 229-0560 for details. Flea market — St. Joseph Church, 425 E. Washington St. in Howell, holds a flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (517) 546-1380, ext. 120, for more information. Smorgasbord — The dinner is served from 5-8 p.m. at American Legion Devereaux Post 141, 3265 W. Grand River Ave. in Howell Township. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors or $6 for children. Call (517) 546-2534 for more details. Ride to Hell — The Howell chapter of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association is hosting a motorcy-

High ropes adventure — Climb into tall trees to conquer obstacles made of rope and wood 25-35 feet above ground at the Howell Conference and Nature Center, south of Howell at 1005 Triangle Lake Road in Marion Township. Hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. Reservations are required. Call (517) 546-0249 for details. Food distribution — St. George Food Pantry distributes food to needy residents in the Brighton area from 9 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at St. George Evangelical Lutheran Church, 803 W. Main St. in Brighton. Call (810) 229-6670 for more information. Outdoorswomen — The annual Women Outdoors Kensington Adventure runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Kensington Metropark Farm Center. The workshop will teach women 18 and older basic kayak paddle strokes and safety as well as basic archery skills and safety. Cost is $60 and includes materials, equipment use and lunch. Enrollment is limited to 30 participants. The park is a few miles east of Brighton at

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2240 W. Buno Road. Call (248) 685-1561 for more information. Dance — The nonprofit Brightonbased Michigan Dance Project presents the second annual Brighton Dance Festival at 5 p.m. at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts at Brighton High School, 7878 Brighton Road in Brighton. Proceeds benefit the arts center. Tickets are $10 at Michelle’s Academy of Dance, at www.brownpapertickets.com and at the door. Call (810) 229-5678 or e-mail michigandanceproject@ yahoo.com for more information. Outdoors — Climb Michigan’s tallest climbing tower and ride the 500-foot zip line over a pond from 2-7 p.m. at the Howell Conference and Nature Center, south of Howell at 1005 Triangle Lake Road in Marion Township. Cost is $5 for zip-line rides. Cost for the climbing tower is $10 for the first climb and $4 for each additional climb. Reservations are required. Other opportunities are available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (517) 546-0249 for more details.

SUNDAY Disc golf — There is free play at Kensingston Metropark, a few miles east of Brighton at 2240 W. Buno Road. There will be giveaways of Pepsi and Discraft products. Call (800) 477-2757 for details. Breakfast — A country breakfast is served from 8-11:30 a.m. at

American Legion Post 419, south of M-36 at 9807 Whitewood Road in Hamburg Township. Cost is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors or $3 for ages 9 and younger. Call (734) 878-9522 for more details. Ballroom dancing — Dance to the music of the Blue Notes Band from 2-6 p.m. at Howell Eagles Aerie 3607, south of Interstate 96 at 141 Schroeder Park Drive in Marion Township. Cover charge is $5. Dinner is available for $7 and sandwiches are $3.50. Call (517) 548-1630 for more information. Festival and Polish feast — St. Mary Catholic parish holds its annual festival and Polish feast from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the church, south of M-36 at 10601 DexterPinckney Road in Putnam Township. The event also includes free face painting, a petting zoo, children’s games, softball games and entertainment by the Kielbasa Kings Polka Band. The Polish dinner costs $10. Hot dogs and hamburgers are $2 or $3. Call (734) 878-3161 for more information. Outdoors — Volunteers are needed to remove glossy buckthorn from 1-4 p.m. at the Brighton Recreation Area. Meet up at the entrance to Murray Lake Campground on Bauer Road between Cunningham Lake Road and Bishop Lake Road in Genoa Township. For details, call (248) 359-9057. Music — Cowboy evangelist and singer-songwriter Steven Spalding comes from Branson, Mo., to perform at 6 p.m. at The Family Taber-

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cle poker run that begins and ends in the parking lot of VG’s Food Center and Pharmacy, 2400 W. Grand River Ave. in Howell Township. Registration opens at 9 a.m. The last bike will be out at noon, and the last bike will be in at 3 p.m. The event includes door prizes and an auction. Cost is $8 per person or $15 per couple and includes lunch. Coffee and doughnuts will be available for a donation in the morning. Call (248) 2555859 for more information.

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Church offers family concert event July 4 The Family Tabernacle, 15901 W. M-36 in Unadilla Township, will host a free family concert event at 2 p.m. July 4. Performing at the event will be Bobby Bowen, lead vocalist and bassist from Christian country band the MidSouth Boys Quartet. The band won a Dove Award in 1995 and Vocal Group Of The Year at the CMA Awards that same year. The event will also include free hot dogs, other refreshments and a bounce house. Attendees should bring a lawn chair or blanket. Admission is free; donations will be accepted. Call (517) 851-8327 for more information.

south lawn or sit in your car. Bring a picnic basket or purchase items like brats, hot dogs, snacks and beverages for a donation to the Ranger’s 4-H group. Music begins at 7:30 p.m.. The schedule includes Southpaw Isle Steel Band on July 6; Biakuye African Percussion on July 13; Habibi Dancers with live Mediterranean music on July 20; and Wildfire, top 40 country and Southern rock on July 27. Call (810) 632-5200 for more information.

Restaurant hosts auto cruise-in

Concerts at the Courthouse return

A cruise-in with classic cars, door prizes and music on the patio from the Fast Eddie Band takes place from 6-9 p.m. Mondays through October at Grille 23 Restaurant and Tavern, 1535 N. Old U.S. 23 in Hartland Township. Call (810) 632-5080 for more information.

The Livingston Arts Council presents the Bob Seger tribute band The System in a free performance at 7 p.m. July 1 at the amphitheater outside the historical Livingston County Courthouse on Grand River Avenue in downtown Howell. Call (517) 540-0065 for more information.

Concert band plays in Brighton

Run-swim-run race returns July 3

Weather permitting, the Livingston County Concert Band will perform a free concert from 7 p.m. to dusk Tuesday at the Mill Pond in Brighton. Organizers would appreciate donations. Call (810) 229-5991 for more information.

The annual Howell Independence Aquathlon returns July 3. The 2K (1.25-mile) run, halfmile swim and a final 2K run are set to take place at Howell City Park and Thompson Lake. There is also a one-mile open water swim. Awards are given to all finishers. Check-in opens at 8 a.m. The open water event begins at 9 a.m. The aquathlon follows at 10 a.m. Cost is $30 before July 1 with a $10 rebate for USAT members. It’s $35 on event day. For more information, call (517) 546-0693, ext. 0; or visit www.howellrecreation.org.

Brighton Art Guild launches exhibit The Brighton Art Guild will feature members’ work in an exhibition starting Wednesday at the City of Brighton Arts, Culture and History Center at 202 W. Main St. in Brighton. The exhibit will feature the clay sculptures of Pamela Day; digital paintings by Phil Gibbon; abstract and representational acrylic paintings of Sandra Hanert; and nonrepresentational acrylic paintings of Velinka Cucuz. The exhibit will run through Aug. 2. Hours are from 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The public is invited to an artists’ reception from 6-8 p.m. July 15. For more information, call (248) 762-7511 or visit www. brightonartguild.com.

Cromaine hosts summer concerts The Cromaine District Library. 3688 N. Hartland Road in Hartland Township, will present its summer concert series each Wednesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Music lovers can bring a blanket or chairs to the library’s

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Summer theater camp for kids Community Theatre of Howell is accepting registrations for its summer theater camp for young children and teens. Welcome to the ’60s Summer Theatre Camp will run from 6-9 p.m. weekdays July 18-29 at the Howell High School Freshman Campus, 1400 W. Grand River Ave. in Howell. The camp will cover basic theater skills as well as vocal, dance and audition workshops. Students will participate in activities that include theater games, improvisation, cold readings, dance and production movement, vocal warmup and skill building, as well as individual and group work. The camp will be organized into sections for those entering first grade, second-graders and third-graders; fourth- and fifthgraders; sixth- through eighthgraders; and ninth- through 12thgraders.

Cost is $130 for Community Theatre of Howell members and $160 for nonmembers. The deadline to register is July 8. An application is available online at www.cththeatre.org. For more information, call Scott Usher at (810) 844-1713 or email susher@gmail.com.

Players offer youth acting classes The Phoenix Players are accepting applications for the group’s new acting academy that will run from July 11 through Aug. 12 at the historical former Green Oak Township Hall at 10789 Silver Lake Road. The classes are for those interested in learning acting skills from seasoned actors and acting coaches. Classes offered are for beginners ages 7-10; advanced acting for middle school; performing Shakespeare for middle school and high school; comedic acting for middle school and high school; beginner stage combat for middle school and high school; and advanced acting for stage and film for high school. Day and evening classes are available. Students may sign up for a full session or for individual classes. For more information, call (810) 588-3662 or visit www.thephoenixplayers.org.

Fowlerville slated to mark milestone The celebration of Fowlerville’s 175th anniversary will run from July 2-4 in downtown Fowlerville; at Greenwood Cemetery, just east of the village at Grand River Avenue and Cemetery Road; at Centennial Park at the northern end of the downtown area; at Fowlerville Community Park, just north of downtown on Grand Avenue; and at the Fowlerville Fairgrounds, west of the village at 8800 W. Grand River Ave. in Handy Township. Attractions include a guided historical grave tour, an historical-themed parade, garden tractor pull, arts, crafts, a children’s pedal pull, a history bee, frog jumping contest, period fashion show, children’s games, watermelon-eating contests, hot-dog eating contests, a black-powder turkey shoot sponsored by the Fowlerville Police Department, square dancing, line dancing, the Little Miss Firecracker pageant, the Hometown Idol contest, a classic car show, and displays of antique, classic and custom bicycles. There will be plenty of food concessions and a pancake breakfast. Entertainment highlights include the Red Cedar Cloggers, Livingston Acoustical Musical Society, Dougie G. and the Sanctuary Blues Band, Bluegrass Cohoga band and Modern Day Drifters. For a full listing of events and event times, call Village Hall at (517) 223-3771 or visit www. fowlerville.org.

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Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake star in “Bad Teacher,” opening in theaters today.

Mixed marks for ‘Teacher’ Continued from page 1 Elizabeth Halsey (Diaz) gets dumped by the rich guy she was going to marry for money, forcing her to come back for another year of teaching junior high English. But she is not without goals; her immediate one is to figure out how to get enough money to pay for breast implants, which she thinks will help her more easily land a replacement sugar daddy. The operation is tough to afford on a teacher’s salary, of course. But one day, handsome Scott Delacorte (Timberlake), the heir to a watchmaking fortune, shows up as a substitute teacher, giving Elizabeth a suitable target. But Amy Squirrel (Lucy Punch), an impossibly cheery teacher, figures out what Elizabeth is up to and sets her own sights on Scott. She’s successful for a while, but is ultimately out of her league competing with Elizabeth, who has the advantage of having no morals whatsoever — except, of course, when the movie needs her to. Meanwhile, Russell Gettis (Jason Segel), a gym teacher who sees right through Elizabeth but also sees her, which isn’t hard with her taut body always on

display, lets Elizabeth know her constant rejection won’t be dissuading him from pursuing her. As the only character not dialed up a notch or two too high, he’s a refreshing relief. Kasden and writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg construct the film as a series of set pieces, some funnier than others. When Elizabeth learns there is money to be had in having the class with the best standardized test scores, it’s amusing to see her shift into action as a suddenly committed teacher (it’s amusing to watch the class reaction to the change, as well). Thomas Lennon is dependably funny as an official with the answers to the tests, and whom Elizabeth of course must dupe. Any scene with John Michael Higgins, as the put-upon principal with a thing for dolphins, or Phyllis Smith as an uptight teacher, is welcome. But in the end, it just doesn’t quite add up. Maybe it’s the too-easy ending that feels like a cop-out. Maybe it’s the cardboard-cutout nature of the characters. Probably it’s a combination of those and other elements that leads to Diaz’s bad teacher not being as bad as she might have been, and “Bad Teacher” not as good as it could have been.

‘Cars 2’ lacks typical Pixar pep Continued from page 1 a former oil guy, er, car, who has gone green. Lightning decides to take Mater along, but his oafish behavior embarrasses Lightning on and off the track, which paves the way for a lesson about being yourself and true friendship. But that lesson gets put on the back burner for a time, because Mater somehow gets himself involved in international espionage. Someone is trying to sabotage the Grand Prix, and spies Finn McMissle (Michael Caine) and Holley Shiftwell (Emily Mortimer) are trying to figure out who and why. Mistaking Mater for a fellow spy — the idiot act is flawless, Finn tells him — Mater is soon wearing disguises and working undercover, haplessly bumbling his way to success. You’ll note that I haven’t men-

What “Cars 2” lacks is that moment the best Pixar films have, when parents and children alike stand slack-jawed with awe at something wonderful happening on-screen. tioned Lightning for a while. He disappears from the film in similar fashion for long stretches. This is very much Mater’s movie, so your feelings about Larry the Cable Guy’s act will go a long

way toward coloring your feelings about the film. On the plus side, it’s a greatlooking movie. The animation is fantastic, particularly during the race sequences and the opening scene, a direct nod to James Bond films, with Finn involved in an action bit that would make 007 proud. What “Cars 2” lacks is that moment the best Pixar films have, when parents and children alike stand slack-jawed with awe at something wonderful happening on-screen — when the films move beyond mere entertainment and become something more, something better. “Cars 2” doesn’t have that moment, and seems content with merely making us laugh. Perhaps it’s unfair to expect anything more, but for Pixar, that’s the price of success.

Graphic novel to outline raid on bin Laden By Matt Moore ASSOCIATED PRESS

PHILADELPHIA — What really happened the night Osama bin Laden’s hideout was raided by U.S. forces may never be fully revealed. But IDW Productions hopes to shed some light — with a bit of creative license — on the event in an upcoming graphic novel.

Written by retired U.S. Marine Capt. Dale Dye and Julia Dye, the 88-page hardcover takes a calculated look at the mission. The authors say they wanted to keep the focus on those who planned, conducted and executed the raid, not politics. The book is titled “Code Word: Geronimo.” It will be released Sept. 6 in comic shops and book stores, ahead of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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REAL ESTATE

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Jim Norman, inspector and owner of A-Ability Termite and Pest in Arizona, shows a tunnel from termites at a Phoenix home.

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Jim Woodard

Foreign investors pick U.S. Real estate in the United States is the top destination for foreign buyers as international purchases surged by $16 billion this year, one of the highest increases in recent years. According to a recent survey, for the past year ending in March, total residential U.S. international sales equaled $82 billion, up from $66 billion in 2010. Total international sales were split evenly between nonresident foreigners and recent immigrants, while the combined total of domestic and international sales of existing U.S. homes were $1.07 trillion. The survey was conducted by the National Association of Realtors as part of its 2011 Profile of International Home Buying Activity. “The U.S. has always been a desirable place to own property and make profitable investments,” said NAR President Ron Phipps. “In recent years, we have seen more and more foreign buyers coming here to take advantage of low prices and plentiful inventory. “In addition to the advantageous market conditions, Realtors in this country have a global perspective and experience in working with clients from different cultures and real estate practices, helping them bring value to their international clients,” he continued. Historically, foreign buyers have been attracted to property ownership in the United States for a number of reasons. U.S. homes are generally less expensive than comparable foreign properties, homes in this country are viewed as a secure investment, and the U.S. market offers rental opportunities and long-term-appreciation potential. More recently, real estate agents have noticed new factors motivating foreign buyers. Many U.S. colleges and universities have a significant number of international students, and some foreign families are purchasing U.S. properties in college areas so their child has a place to live. Another source of international demand is foreign executives temporarily working in the United States — some of whom prefer to purchase a residence instead of renting. To find out more about Jim Woodard and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web site at www.creators.com.

OPEN HOUSE: FROM THE READERS Q: Are many homebuyers actively interested in purchasing a foreclosed home? A: A recent survey found that 56 percent of U.S. renters and 47 percent of current homeowners are at least “somewhat likely” to purchase a foreclosed home. Along with having some concerns about hidden costs and declining home values, many potential buyers expect to save money if they buy a foreclosure. On average, survey respondents said they would expect to pay 38 percent less for a foreclosed home than a similar home that was not in foreclosure — not too far above today’s average discount of 36 percent. The survey was conducted by RealtyTrac. Q: To what extent do major real estate organizations use social media to communicate timely information? A: This is a breakthrough method of communicating for progressive organizations. For example, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC, an international franchise network of real estate brokers, recently announced that its Twitter feed is now featuring content in the business and finance category of Flipboard, the first social magazine.

Wet season is good for termites, but bad sign for homeowners By Dana Hunsinger Benbow GANNETT NEWS SERVICE

It doesn’t take much to please termites. They like moisture. They like warm, humid days. That combination has brought the wood-eating creatures out in force for much of the country. Termite inspection-and-treatment companies said business is up as much as 25 percent compared with last year because wet soil has allowed the pests to travel closer to the ground’s surface and access homes. The problem is, these termites are sneaky little guys who don’t leave many clues beforehand that they are even around. “You don’t know you have termites until they make a mistake,” said Jim Cahill, branch manager for Terminix in Indianapolis. Plus, stories of those mistakes can cause shivers down the spine — such as the woman who called Cahill recently. She walked into her kitchen to find the usually wooden floor entirely black and moving.

“They were pouring out of the crawlspace,” he said. They were swarmers, which are a group of winged, reproductive termites that leave their existing colony to establish new ones, said Steve Mayer, an educator with Purdue University Extension-Marion County. That’s not good, because a mature colony of termites might have several million members and can eat more than a pound of wood a day. Preventing a swarm comes down to simple things such as keeping several inches between landscape mulch and the side of the house, experts said. Make sure gutters drain away from the house. Fix roof or plumbing leaks. The moisture from those leaks allows termites to survive above the ground. Plus, keep firewood off the ground 1 to 2 feet. After all, wood is what they love to destroy — and that can take a bite out of your pocketbook. Annually, termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage. To make matters worse, few insurance policies cover the destruction. That causes Marion Hall, who has been in the business for decades as owner of Circle City Pest Control in Indianapolis, to offer one obvious yet simple piece of advice. “Get an inspection,” he said.

Jim Norman, inspector and owner of A-Ability Termite and Pest in Arizona, holds a tunnel used by termites.

DO YOU HAVE TERMITES? ■ SIGNS OF AN INFESTATION • Winged termites or discarded termite wings: They are often near doors and on windowsills. • Mud tubes: These are hollow, drinking-straw-sized roadways for termites. • Hollow wood: When tapped, wood makes a hollow sound. ■ KEEPING TERMITES OUT • Fix the roof or plumbing leaks: The moisture from these leaks allows termites to survive above ground. Ensure gutters drain properly and Those inspections will allow the professionals to look for signs you might not see — including hollow wood or discarded termite wings near doors or windowsills. There also might be mud tubes — hollow, drinking-straw-sized

direct moisture away from the home. • Keep it clear: Keep mulch or soil away from home siding. It’s best to have a barrier of a few inches. Remove items such as scrap lumber, boxes and even old books or newspapers from crawlspaces. • Air it out: Maintain adequate ventilation in crawlspaces. Use a mesh screen on all windows, doors and ventilation openings. • Check it out: Have your home inspected by a trained professional at least once a year. roadways for termites. If you find a swarmer — even one of the little winged guys — that’s a red flag to check for infestations. “There are always termites around, and they may never do damage,” Mayer said. “But if your home is untreated and if proper conditions exist, then infestation is possible. They need wood, and they need moisture — and if they can access those two things, potentially a colony could be started.”

A home in Hawaii is covered by a large tent while being fumigated by Hauoli Termite and Pest Control.


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