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The Argus-Press CORUNNA — Shiawassee County Sheriff ’s Office officials Monday announced an arrest in the July 2000 death of Rachel Mary Scott. According to a press release issued Monday afternoon, the suspect, whose name is being withheld, will be arraigned at 11 a.m. today in 66th District Court. Officials announced they will hold a press conference following the arraignment in

Corunna. Scott, 20 at the time of her death, was reported missing by her parents on July 8, 2000, after she failed to return home from a planned visit with friends in the village of Vernon the evening of RACHEL July 6. SCOTT Law enforcement officials conducted numerous searches in the

Shiawassee County area and Scott’s body eventually was discovered July 20 by family friends conducting a search near the intersection of Vernon and Goodall roads in Vernon Township. According to Argus-Press records, Scott was last seen about 6 p.m. in the village of Vernon after parking her car in the 300 block of Main Street. Her parents, Ken and Sandy Scott, located and picked up her car within about a day, but did not initially believe anything had happened

to the 5-foot-4, 120-pound brunette. Scott’s body was located less than a mile from the site she was last seen. Undersheriff Bob Paine, then the detective bureau commander, said at the time there was no indication of how Scott had died, but because of various circumstances, officers treated the case as a homicide. “(Circumstances are) suspicious

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Lawmakers propose campground alternative LANSING (AP) — Republican state lawmakers representing much of northern Michigan said Monday they want to give local governments the option of taking over 23 state forest campgrounds that could be closed as early as next month. Lawmakers said they’re developing legislation that would allow land rights and management responsibilities of a site to be transferred for $1 if local governments agree to keep a property open for campground purposes. Twenty-three state forest campgrounds in the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula could be closed as early as May 19 under a proposal from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The campgrounds targeted for closing are seldom-used compared to other campgrounds. Many are near some of the other 110 state forest campgrounds that would remain open for the upcoming season. State forest campgrounds are more rustic and have fewer amenities than Michigan’s state parks. Forest campgrounds generally are unstaffed, but require upkeep that is increasingly difficult given the Department of Natural Resources’ budget problems. State Sen. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, stressed the plan would be voluntary. “It’s up to the locals,” Moolenaar said in a statement. “If they want to take ownership of the campground they can. If they don’t want that responsibility, then there would be no obligation to do so.” Moolenaar released a letter sent to local officials in counties where the campgrounds may close, asking them to consider taking over the sites. Other senators listed as signing the letter were Darwin Booher of Evart; Tom Casperson of Escanaba and Howard Walker of Traverse City. Members of the House listed as signing the letter were Jon Bumstead of Newaygo, Frank Foster of Pellston, Matt Huuki of Atlantic Mine, Greg MacMaster of Kewadin, Ed McBroom of Vulcan, Peter Pettalia of Presque Isle, Phil Potvin of Cadillac and Wayne Schmidt of Traverse City.

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THE CIVIL WAR — 150 YEARS

Union torn asunder Area men keep ancestors’ memories alive on eve of Civil War’s 150th anniversary BY SALLY YORK Argus-Press Staff Writer CORUNNA — Sgt. James Sanderson Lincoln must have been excited that day in 1863: His 10th child was born. And he had only 10 days to go before getting discharged from the Union Army. Sadly, destiny had other plans for Lincoln, a schoolteacher in civilian life. A battalion of Confederate soldiers led by Col. John S. Mosby, nicknamed “The Gray Ghost,” ambushed Lincoln’s company on horseback. “He was shot and killed at close range,” said Max Newman of Owosso, Lincoln’s great-greatgrandson. Having an ancestor who served in the Civil War qualified Newman for membership in the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, a national fraternal organization with a chapter in Corunna. Being a distant relative of Abraham Lincoln didn’t exactly hurt Newman’s standing in the local group — called Major Henry F. Wallace Camp No. 160

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SONS OF UNION Veterans of the Civil War member Max Newman, a distant relative of Abraham Lincoln, holds a portrait of the Corunna chapter’s namesake, Major Henry F. Wallace. Newman’s great-great grandfather, James Sanderson Lincoln, was killed by Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.

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RE-ENACTORS gathered at Fort Johnson on Monday afternoon to rehearse for this morning’s commemoration of the firing on Fort Sumter, background, marking the beginning of the Civil War in Charleston, S.C.

FORT SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Somber period music, flickering candlelight and booming cannons were set to usher in the nation’s observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The opening salvo of that war that began in Charleston Harbor will be recreated today. The war began before dawn April 12, 1861, with the start of a Confederate bombardment of Union-held Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. The conflict ended four years later with the surrender of Confederate forces in Virginia on April 9, 1865. “We’re very clear we don’t see this as a celebration but rather as a somber time,” Tim Stone, the superintendent of the Fort Sumter National Monument said Monday.

“We know that over the course of the four years of the Civil War 600,000 lives were lost. It’s a very tragic event.” Today’s commemoration of the first shots was set to begin with a brief, pre-dawn concert of period music on Charleston’s Battery entitled “When Jesus Wept.” Then a star shell was to explode over the fort, signaling the start for several hundred re-enactors — manning cannon around the harbor — to reenact the bombardment. Union troops in the fort surrendered after more than 30 punishing hours of Confederate fire. Re-enactors portraying Confederate units are camping at

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David John O’Bryant Age 60, of Battle Creek, died April 4, 2011, while visiting his daughter and son-in-law in Richmond, Va. David was born June 12, 1950, in Owosso, to John and Ruth (Jansen) O’Bryant. He graduated from Charlotte High School in Charlotte. He went on to earn his associate’s degree during his 20 year service to the Navy. He retired from the Navy with the rank of 1st Class E-6. He retired in December 2010, from Böwe, Bell & Howell. He enjoyed twisting balloons, cycling, woodworking and spending time with family and friends. He was also actively involved in ministries at Garrison Hills Wesleyan Church. He is survived by his wife Penny (Bruff) O’Bryant; daughter and spouse Andi and Chris Alberts; parents John and Ruth O’Bryant; brother and spouse Bob and Marilyn O’Bryant; niece Robin O’Bryant; and many cousins. David’s family will receive

OWOSSO — Brush pickup for the month of March will be April 27. Call 725-0550 by noon April 26 to schedule a pickup. If the city cannot get to everyone on the scheduled day, pickup will resume Thursday and Friday, if necessary. Residents should have brush out at the curb by 7 a.m. on pickup day. Branches are to be no larger than 3 inches in diameter. No debris or grass clippings will be accepted. The Department of Public Works yard on Aiken Road, just south of Industrial Drive, is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through the end of the 2011 Leaf Program for leaf/brush drop off. This service is for city residents only.

friends at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April, 14, 2011. Memorial services will be held at Garrison Hills Wesleyan Church, 195 Bradley St., at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 15, 2011. Military honors and interment will follow at 1 p.m. at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Garrison Hills Wesleyan Church. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.

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OWOSSO — Baker Bookstore Manager Sherri Hammond, along with the bookstore staff, spearheaded a month-long event entitled “Have A Healthier Heart,” in honor of her late daughter Jayme Phillips. Phillips passed away of heart disease Nov. 24, 2002, at the age of 15. This year, the bookstore organized the first Baker College Cutest Dog Contest. The contest included 22 dogs entered by 19 staff members and one student. “Rocky” claimed first with 275 votes. Rocky’s owner is Jim Whaley, professor/system director for the pharmacy tech. program. Along with the contest, the bookstore sold dog calendars, Tshirts, in memory of cards, cheesecakes, and had a bake sale on Valentine’s Day. These fundraisers along with pennies that were donated from the Early Learning Center children and staff brought in a total of $1,646 for The American Heart Association.

nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Joyce, parents Leonel and Mildred Prieur, grandparents; his wife’s brother Donald Prieur, sister Beverly Sigmon, nephew Duane “Sonny” Stone, brotherin-law Hank Stone and son-inlaw John Curreli, parents-in-law Arthur and Lucille Ritter. Memorial contributions may be made to the Duane L. Prieur Memorial Fund, St. Paul Church or Hospice of Owosso. The family would like to thank all the family, friends and caregivers Linda Stickel, Sandy Stickel, Dave Starkweather and Donna Nault; the doctors and nurses Joyce Frederick, Barbara and Cheryl; social workers and caregivers from Hospice; the doctors and staff at Owosso Cancer Center that helped take care of him during his illness; the staff from 5 South who cared for him during his time in the Respite Room. In addition, the great neighbors Mitch “Mike” and Marilyn McCloskey for the food and baked goods.

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Duane L. Prieur Our very much loved husband, father, grandfather, greatgrandfather, brother and uncle passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011, at the age of 75. In 1999, Mr. Prieur retired from Woodard after 38 years in the forming department. Funeral services will be held at Nelson-House Funeral Home Thursday at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends at NelsonHouse Funeral Home Wednesday from 1 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary being prayed at 6 p.m. Duane was born March 31, 1936, in Flint, the son of Leonel and Mildred Prieur. On June 8, 1957, he married Joyce L. Ritter in Flint. Mr. Prieur was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. He enjoyed taking trips to the casinos, traveling the UP along Route 2, gambling, looking for bear, eagles and waterfalls. He really enjoyed his time fishing with his best buddy Gary Holmes. He also enjoyed the time at Houghton Lake fishing on Aunt Sandy’s pontoon. He loved doing everything with his wife until her passing in 2005. Then the trips to the casinos sometimes included his kids, special girlfriend Margaret “Joan” Kebler, Aunt Pete “Glenna” and Uncle Gary Holmes. Survivors include daughter Brenda Root of Corunna; son Duane Prieur Jr. “Bubs” of Lansing; grandchildren Brent Prieur and Tara Prieur both of Owosso; great-grandchildren Hannah and Keagan Barnett, Jaelynn and Ellie Mallery; sister Patricia Stone of Burton; sistersin-law Glenna (Gary) Holmes and Sandy Fuoss of Owosso; brothers-in-law Gerald (Barb) Ritter of Prudenville and Gary (Helen) Ritter of Owosso and his special girlfriend Margaret “Joan” Kebler; and many nieces,

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Project would connect water systems HOLLAND (AP) — A $6 million project would connect the water systems of the cities of Holland and Wyoming to deal with potential shortages in either community. The Grand Rapids Press reports the Holland Board of Public Works on Monday approved an agreement that would result in construction of a 4.5-mile-long pipeline in Ottawa County’s Park Township.

Memorial, MSU team up to stop texting while driving OWOSSO — Memorial Healthcare, Michigan State University and the Breslin Student Events Center are sponsoring Buckle Up Stop Texting (B.U.S.T.). The event highlights the results of neglecting to wear a seat belt and/or texting while driving. The event is free and will run from 1 to 4 p.m. April 23 at the Breslin Center at Michigan State University, 1 Birch Road, East Lansing. At 2 p.m., keynote speakers will address issues involving seatbelt safety and texting while driving. A short video will also be shown between 2 and 3 p.m. Free T-shirts will be available for the first 1,000 attendees. The event will also include pledge signing, free B.U.S.T. thumb bands and vendor booths. Check out the B.U.S.T. event on the Memorial Healthcare Facebook page. If you, your company or school would like to help out at the event and help put a stop to texting and driving, contact Irma King at iking@memorialhealthcare.org or call 729-4930.

DEATH NOTICES Claude F. Cooley Age 94, of Owosso, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Masonic Pathways, Alma. Claude worked for Redmond’s for seven years and then worked for Universal Electric/Magnetek as a chief inspector in quality control for 36 years, retiring in 1982. After retirement he was a partner with CSH Inc. A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church, in Owosso, Wednesday, April 13,

2011, at 11 a.m. Visitation with his family will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith Family Funeral Homes Jennings-Lyons Chapel, Owosso. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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Maxine Dormer Age 89, of Chesaning, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Covenant Cooper in Saginaw. She worked at Farmer Peet's for 15 years in Chesaning. Visitation will be held today at the Misiuk Funeral Home in Chesaning from 1 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, at 11 a.m. at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chesaning. Visitation at the church on Wednesday will begin at 10 a.m. www.misiukfuneralhome.com

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OWOSSO —The Owosso Community Players have announced the casting for its next play, “Bull in a China Shop,” a comedy by C. B. Gifford, which is being directed by Dr. John Morovitz and Dave Conant. The story revolves around a group of six sweet old ladies who are trying to attract the attention of a handsome homicide detective living across the street. When one of their members turns up poisoned, Det. O’Finn is sent to investigate, much to the ladies delight. Featured performers include: Jessica LaForest, Joanne Morovitz, Anna Owens, Marie Papciak, Doreen Trevena, Joy Welty, Damien Benjamin, Jerry Frezon, Rachel Ewald, Dennis Bohac and Eric Davis. “Bull in a China Shop” will be performed at the Studio Theater, 114 E. Main St., May 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15. Tickets cost $13 for adults, $7 for children (high school and below) and are on sale at the theater box office. For reservations or information, call 723-4003.

SAC offers forging workshop OWOSSO — The Shiawassee Arts Center is offering a traditional Forging Workshop with artist/instructor, Deborah Fehrenbach of St. Johns. The class, to be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. May 15, allows you to get familiar with traditional forging techniques. Copper is included. If you have a bench block and forging/chasing/goldsmith hammer, bring it to class. The SAC will provide tools as well. The cost is $55 for members or $65 for non-members. For registration or further information, call the Arts Center at 723-8354. Register early so that adequate supplies will be ordered.

Milestones BIRTHS ■ OWOSSO — The following births were reported recently at Memorial Healthcare: March 29 A boy to Stephanie (Troy) and Joshua Baley of Owosso. A boy to Kelly (Nequist) and Brandon VanPoppelen of Owosso. March 30 A girl to Jeanette Cramer and James Gribben of Owosso. March 31 A girl to Shirleen (Waites) and Brian Buck of Corunna. April 1 A girl to Reanna Bos and Clarence Chapman of Morrice. A boy to Amanda (Engleman) and Nicholas Cross of Durand. April 7 A boy to Meredith Kidd of Corunna. ■ VICENZA, Italy — The following birth was reported recently in Vicenza, Italy: March 27 A boy was born to Tamara (Lawton) and Hans Steinke. ■ GRAND BLANC — The following birth was reported recently at Genesys Hospital: March 21 A boy to Amanda and Dave Inman of Durand.

Today’s Trivia ■ Anniversary — In 1606, England’s King James I decreed the design of the original Union Flag, which combined the flags of England and Scotland. ■ Anniversary — In 1877, the catcher’s mask was first used in a baseball game, by James Tyng of Harvard in a game against the Lynn Live Oaks. ■ Anniversary — In 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Ga., at age 63; he was succeeded by Vice President Harry S. Truman. ■ Anniversary — In 1955, the Salk vaccine against polio was declared safe and effective. ■ Anniversary — In 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to fly in space, orbiting the earth once before making a safe landing. ■ Anniversary — In 1981, the space shuttle Columbia blasted off from Cape Canaveral on its first test flight.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently presented Congressman Dave Camp, R-Midland, with the annual Spirit of Enterprise Award for his pro-jobs voting record during the second session of the 111th Congress. “The Chamber is honored to recognize Congressman Camp for helping create an environment in which businesses can grow and create jobs,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber. “He has shown great conviction by standing on the side of business, at a time when it matters most and we honor him.”

The Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise award, in its 23rd year, has been given annually to Members of Congress based on key business votes outlined in the Chamber’s yearly publication, How They Voted. Those Members of Congress who support the Chamber’s position on at least 70 percent of those votes qualify to receive the award. “I am humbled to receive this award,” Camp said. “My colleagues and I understand that as policymakers it is an honor and our duty to represent our constituents well and advocate for job-creating opportunities.” According to the scorecard, Congressman

Camp maintained a 100 percent rating with the Chamber this year and collectively holds a 96 percent ranking during his tenure in Congress. The Chamber scored Congress on 11 Senate and nine House votes in 2010, including passage of a tax rate extension, health care reform, financial services reform and legislation to promote science and math education. To view a complete list of the 2010 Spirit of Enterprise recipients, visit www.uschamber.com/soe.

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Families invited to egg hunt VERNON — Families with children ages 1 to 12 are invited to an Easter Egg Hunt at the Vernon Park on Saturday. The hunt begins at 11 a.m. and will feature an outstanding variety of prizes donated by local businesses, according to event organizer Jill Marsh. Nearly 12,000 eggs will be sorted by age groups. Marsh has volunteered her time for the past two years to organize the village of Vernon event.

Owosso SDL plans craft night OWOSSO — The Owosso branch of the Shiawassee District Library will be holding a craft night for teens and adults at 7 p.m. April 19. Participants will be learning how to decorate a clay flowerpot. Pre-registration and payment are required by Saturday to reserve a spot. The cost is $3.50, and participants should also bring a pair of scissors which can be used on paper. For more information, contact the Owosso branch at 725-5134.

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SCHOOL BOARD CHALLENGE Students of Jennifer LaMay’s Destination Imagination class watch as Owosso School Board members General Grant and Marlene Webster present the final result of their Destination Imagination challenge Monday night. At the board’s regular meeting, the students were showcased for their great performances during competition and the school board was surprised with a challenge itself. With limited resources, they had to make a house for a mouse and present why a mouse would want to live there. They came up with a house promoting a healthy lifestyle, full of free weights, a treadmill and a trampoline for a roof.

Noah’s Ark reaches out to children with CF OWOSSO — This year during April, the month of the young child, Noah’s Ark Children’s Center is reaching out to children who have cystic fibrosis (CF) with an event called “Stepping Up For CF.” Throughout the month of April, Director Joann Sawyer and Noah’s Ark staff will be wearing pedometers to keep track of the number of steps they take during the week, aiming to increase the total number of steps during the following weeks. Staff members will also be divided into teams according to classroom and weekly team totals will be tallied. Their goal

is to challenge themselves to improve the weekly totals as they strive for healthy lungs and hearts. Each team will decorate a canister for the collection of pledges. Noah’s Ark’s canister child is Gavin Graham, Sawyer’s 15-month-old grandson who is diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Employees are hoping for the encouragement and support of Noah’s Ark families and from the congregation of Noah’s Ark sponsor, the First United Methodist Church. All monies will go to the Cystic Fibrosis foundation. Any donations can be sent to Noah’s Ark.

Noah’s Ark Children’s Center is a non-profit licensed and accredited daycare center located at 1500 North Water St. in Owosso.

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Local residents Nina and John Phelps attended the EF Foundation for Foreign Study’s annual meeting March 4 through 6 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Recognized for their leadership as international exchange coordinators for EF Foundation, the leader in high school exchange, the couple was invited to attend the meeting, along with a select group of fellow coordinators who also successfully developed high school exchanges in their local communities. The Phelpses attended workshops and networking sessions to prepare for the organization’s upcoming “busy season” — placing 3,000 international high school students with caring families across America. “EF Foundation’s annual meeting was exciting and informative,” Nina Phelps said. “It was a great opportunity to meet my peers and learn about new ways to offer the highest-quality exchange experience for our international students, host families and schools.” The Phelpses match exchange students with host families, enroll students in local high schools and provide students, host families and schools with ongoing support throughout the exchange experience. EF Foundation is accepting applications from families to host an exchange student for one or two semesters during the 2011-12 school year. For more information, contact Nina or John Phelps at (989) 277-6212 or nina_john_phelps@msn.com.

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beyond that of being a missing persons situation,” he said in 2000. A forensic exam in Lansing also failed to pinpoint a cause of death. In addition to the Sheriff ’s Office, the FBI assisted in the initial investigation and the Michigan State Police provided forensic assistance. The 1999 Corunna High School graduate and Lennon-area resident also had a brother, Adam, and a sister, Abigail. In 2007, the Scotts approached the Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners complaining that then-Sheriff Jon Wilson was not putting enough effort into developing a case. The Scotts contended the lead detective at that time, David Kirk, had been reassigned and was not being allowed to pursue leads. Wilson denied the charges, but the Scotts said they would continue to push their daughter’s case. “We just want justice,” Ken Scott said at the time.

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Fort Sumter April 12, 1861

First Battle of Bull Run July 21, 1861

Monitor vs. Virginia March 1862

Antietam Sept. 1862

Emancipation Proclamation Jan. 1, 1863

This was the scene inside a Fort Sumter, S.C., casemate during the 34-hour bombardment, April 12, 1861. Confederate gunners fired the first shots of the Civil War.

The battle of the Bull Run was fought on July 21, 1861, in Virginia. It was the first land battle of the war. Federal troops were routed and Stonewall Jackson got his nickname.

On March 8, 1862, ironclads USS Monitor and CSS Virginia ushered in a new era of naval warfare. The oneday battle spelled the end of wooden naval vessels.

Union and Confederate forces fought near Antietam, Md., Sept. 17, 1862. The battle saw 23,000 casualties — the bloodiest single day in American military history.

President Abraham Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation, Jan. 1, 1863, in Washington. The act freed all slaves in states taking part in rebellion against the Union.

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Gen. Ulysses Grant captured Vicksburg, Miss., and split the Confederacy following a siege of the southern city. The victory gave the Union control of the Mississippi.

Area veterans played key roles in several Civil War actions By CURTIS WILDFONG Argus-Press Staff Writer The Civil War lasted more than four years — from 1861 to 1865 — and resulted in the deaths of about 620,000 Americans — 360,000 Union and 258,000 Confederates — and Michigan played no small role; nor did Shiawassee County. Below are capsules about six different individuals from Shiawassee County who served as high-ranking staff members in units that played key roles in the Union’s victory.

Former Owosso superintendent, Owosso lawyer served under Gen. Custer George K. Newcombe, a teacher, came to Owosso in 1856 to become the superintendent of the Owosso School District. Six years later, he was commissioned and served as a major in the 7th Regiment Michigan Cavalry, which was one of four cavalries that comprised the Michigan Cavalry Brigade, headed by Brigadier Gen. George. A. Custer. Ebenezer Gould, born in New York, moved to Owosso in 1837 at the age of 20. One year later, he and his brother-inlaw David Fish co-owned a general store that stood at the corner of Washington and Exchange Streets. He later studied law in his brother Amos Gould’s office and was admitted to the Bar in Shiawassee County in 1851. In 1862, Gould accepted the position of first major in the 5th Regiment Michigan Cavalry, which also was part of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade. Both Gould and Newcombe fought at Gettysburg in 1863. The Michigan Cavalry Brigade entered Gettysburg as the first of many U.S. troops to occupy it. Newcombe, who was still serving as a major, was wounded at Gettysburg and resigned about three months later. He returned to Owosso and became an attorney that same year. Gould was later promoted to lieutenant colonel in the regiment attached to Gen. Joseph Hooker’s Army of the Potomac and became a colonel in Michigan’s “Fighting 5th.” He was later discharged because of disability and returned to Owosso in 1865 and became a partner in law with Gilbert R. Lyon. He died in Owosso in 1877 of apoplexy, an old medical term for a condition similar to a stroke.

Ovid man served in regiment credited for capture of President Jefferson Davis Josiah B. Park, listed from Ovid, served time as a major and research says possibly also as lieutenant colonel of the 4th Regiment Michigan Cavalry, which on May 10, 1865, at Irwinsville in southern Georgia, captured Jefferson Davis, the fleeing former president of the Confederacy. Stationed in Georgia at the time, the 4th Michigan Cavalry was ordered to proceed as quickly as possible to Spaulding, Ga., and picket the Okmulgee River in an effort to stop an eastward fleeing Davis. Research states Col.Benjamin Pritchard, heading the regiment, believed Davis had already crossed the river and, learning that the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry was in pursuit, followed the river to Irwinsville. There they discovered Davis had not yet passed there. Davis was captured the next morning by both the 4th Michigan Cavalry and the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry. With Davis were John H. Reagan of Texas, his postmaster general; Capt. Moody of Mississippi, an old neighbor of the Davis family; Gov. Lubbock of Texas and colonels Harrison and Johnson of

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Union and Confederate forces clashed at Gettysburg, Penn. Gen. Lee’s loss and the victory at Vicksburg put the South on the defensive for the rest of the war.

SEEN HERE is the house that allegedly served as a “station” for the Underground Railroad in Shiawassee County. The house was located at 400 W. Main St. on the northwest corner of Main and John (now Curwood Castle Drive) streets. Below is a letter written by a local abolitionist to an antislavery publication.

his staff; Mrs. Davis and her four children — Maggie, some 10; Jeff, about 8; Willie, 5; and a baby girl — a brother and sister of Mrs. Davis, one white and one colored servant woman, a small force of cavalry, a few others and a small train of horses, mules, wagons and ambulances.

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STONES RIVER Owosso U.S. deputy marshal and Corunna reverend fought in eighth-deadliest battle Myndert W. Quackenbush was commissioned as a major in the 14th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry in 1862. Reverend Thomas B. Dooley served the Christ Episcopal Church of Owosso as well as a church in Corunna during a majority of the 1860s and into the 1870s. He was commissioned as chaplain in the 14th Michigan Infantry, alongside Quackenbush. On New Year’s Eve 1862, the 14th Michigan Infantry — including Quackenbush and Dooley — as part of more than 41,000 Union troops engaged with nearly 63,000 Confederate forces in the Battle of Stones River in Tennessee. As the year was drawing to a close and, soon after the defeat at Fredericksburg during which wave after wave of union advances were pushed back from the strategically important town on the Rappahannock River, President Abraham Lincoln was desperate for a military victory to support the Emancipation Proclamation, which went into effect on the first day of 1863. The Battle at Stones River gave him that victory. In a telegram later sent to Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans and published on the National Park Service website, President Lincoln stressed the importance of the battle. “I can never forget, if I remember anything, that at the end of last year and the beginning of this, you gave us a hard-earned victory, which had there been a defeat instead, the country scarcely could have lived over,” he said of the troops at Stones River. During the battle, there were 25,251 casualties — 16,054 Union and 9,197 Confederate — the eighth-most during any battle during the Civil War. Quackenbush died in April of 1896. Dooley resigned as chaplain in 1864.

Owosso man performed as chaplain in regiment known for killing raider Henry Cherry, a Presbyterian chaplain in the 10th Regiment Michigan Cavalry, spent much of his time stationed in Tennessee, where he was known for writing letters to Amos Gould — brother of aforementioned Ebenezer Gould — that spoke of things from military pay to excitement on the news of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender, according to the Special Sections Library at University of Tennessee. Coined the Henry Cherry Letters, the notes date from 1864 to 1865 and document Cherry’s service. Upon word that Gen. Lee had surrendered, Cherry wrote Amos Gould saying “from every Fort around Knoxville demonstrations of joy were given in the firing of cannon.” The 10th Michigan Cavalry is perhaps most commonly known as the group that chased and surrounded Gen. John Hunt Morgan, famous for his raids into Union territories. As Morgan tried to flee on horse, he was shot and killed Sept. 4, 1864.

Abolitionists helped slaves escape through Shiawassee County By JESSICA ROBISON Argus-Press Staff Writer OWOSSO — While traveling routes of the Underground Railroad to escape from slavery, African-Americans found safety in Michigan — and Shiawassee County — on their way to Canada. “Michigan was both a path to settlement and a gateway to Canada,” said Carol Mull, Michigan Freedom Trail chairperson and author of “The Underground Railroad of Michigan.” The Underground Railroad was an organized program to help escaping slaves travel from the southern states to Canada. “Because Canada, a country that did not allow slavery, was very close to Michigan, Michiganders played an important role in making the Underground Railroad successful,” the Detroit Opera House website, www.motopera.org states. “Except for handbills and newspaper ads that were written in code, the organization’s participation and how it worked was secret.” The Underground Railroad began about 1820, according to the Detroit Opera House’s website. The state of Michigan website, www.michigan.gov, states the first antislavery society began in Kalamazoo in 1837, the same year Michigan became the nation’s 26th state. The Emancipation Proclamation at the start of 1863 granted freedom to all people held as slaves within a state or part of a state in rebellion against the United States, Mull said. “The Civil War was kind of the end of people being afraid of hiding,” Mull said. Owosso had a hand in making history during this time, and a house located at 400 W. Main St. served as a “station” for the Underground Railroad before and during the Civil War, according to the book “Owosso, Michigan A to Z” by the late Helen Harrelson, which was published in 1993. “Stations” were planned stops that included churches, homes or any other safe place for people escaping slavery to hide, the Detroit Opera House website states. In Harrelson’s book, the local legend relates Chris (Sally) Haller ran Owosso’s Underground Railroad “station” from the house at the northwest corner of Main and

John (now Curwood Castle Drive) streets. But as research by Harrelson showed in her book, the Hallers did not move into the house at the northwest corner of Main and John streets until 1867, which was two years after the Civil War ended. In fact, the couple did not even move to Owosso from Gasport, N.Y. until 1865, Harrelson’s book states.

Although the Hallers did not run the house as a “station” for people escaping from slavery, the house was a “station,” most likely run by Aaron and Maria Hinckley, who lived in the house before and during the Civil War. Harrelson states in her book that she met with Clara Marie Sayles, the granddaughter of Chris and Sally Haller, to gather more information on the house at the corner of Main and John streets, and found Sayles’ memory of the house included knowledge of a secret door into the attic that was accessible only by climbing a pear tree at the back of the house. While Shiawassee County was not a key place for people escaping from slavery to travel, Michigan still held a big part of the escape routes. Detroit held a big population in AfricanAmericans and “offered a chance for people to mingle with the crowd,” Mull said. Mull said by 1840 Michigan had an antislavery newspaper in Ann Arbor called the Signal of Liberty. Articles from the newspaper can be viewed at signalofliberty.aadl.org, and show that another local resident played a part in the nation’s history. Dr. John B. Barnes, whom Mull states in her book was known as the “director of the Underground Railroad,” moved to Owosso in 1842 and practiced medicine at his office located at Washington and Water streets, according to Harrelson’s book. Barnes often was published in the Signal of Liberty newspaper. “It is believed that Michigan had more than 200 stations on the Underground Railroad,” the Detroit Opera House states. “The Underground Railroad went out of operation about Dec. 6, 1865, when the 13th Amendment was signed into law.” “I think this heritage has been overlooked for a long time,” Mull said. Mull asked that anyone who has information about the Underground Railroad in Michigan to contact her through her website, www.carolmull.com. “There’s still more out there for us to learn about,” Mull said. “Every addition to this story will give us a better understanding to the whole story.”

Slaves took many roads to make their escapes north At least seven routes have been identified as ways for people escaping slavery to travel through Michigan to Canada: ■ From Toledo to Detroit, and across the Detroit River. ■ From Toledo to Adrian, Morenci, Tecumseh, Clinton, Saline, Ypsilanti, Plymouth, Swartzburg and the River Rouge to Detroit. ■ Along Old Sauk Road from Indiana; Niles to White

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Swartzburg to the River Rouge to Detroit. ■ The Grand River Trail from Indiana and Illinois; St. Joseph-Benton Harbor to South Haven to Holland to Grand Rapids to Lowell to Portland to Lansing to Williamston to Howell to Brighton to Farmington to Detroit. ■ From Chicago to Duluth to Mackinaw City, continuing on to Detroit or Port Huron via Saginaw, or to Canada through Sault Ste. Marie.

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Fort Moultrie on Sullivans Island, while Union reenactors are in Sumter this week. They plan to recreate the Union surrender to Confederate troops Thursday. Historian Rick Hatcher said the bombardment didn’t cause any deaths, but two Union soldiers died of wounds suffered when a salute was fired during the surrender ceremony. Stone said the National Park Service sees the anniversary as an opportunity for new generations to learn the story of the bloody conflict. “We hope that in the National Park Service that manages many of the great Civil War sites — Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Antietam and, of course Fort Sumter — we pro-

vide the visiting public the opportunity to experience the history of those events. We try to focus on the history and let the visitors take away the message they want.” The events this week include living history demonstrations focusing on the role of blacks and women during the war. There will be sessions on period music, medicine and cooking of the era. What is being planned is different than the festival atmosphere that seemed to surround the Civil War centennial 50 years ago, said park service ranger Michael Allen. “When we began this journey we made clear it was not a celebration; it was a remembrance, a commemoration,” he said.


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Hunley Sinks Housatonic Feb. 17,1864

Petersburg July 1864 - April 1865

Sherman’s March Sept. - Dec. 1864

Lee Surrenders April 9, 1865

Lincoln Assassinated April 14, 1865

The H. L. Hunley became the first submarine to sink an enemy vessel Feb. 17, 1864. The innovative vessel then itself sank before it returned to shore.

Union soldiers capture a Confederate earthwork during the 10-month-long siege of Petersburg, Va., July 1864. The long battle ushered in trench warfare.

Gen. William T. Sherman inspects battlements at Atlanta in 1864. After his capture of Atlanta, Sherman went on to capture Savannah and divide the Confederate States of America.

Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender in the Wilmer McLean house at Appomattox Courthouse, Va., is seen April 9, 1865, ending the Civil War.

On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was at Ford’s Theater in Washington when John Wilkes Booth stormed into his box and shot him in the head, killing him.

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A GROUP OF Civil War re-enactors attends a gravesite dedication ceremony in Syracuse, N.Y., for Civil War nurse Lucy J. Blanchard. Len Thomas traced Blanchard’s history from the Michigan area to central New York and discovered her grave there was unmarked, prompting him to get her a headstone.

Area man records gravesites of Civil War veterans By CHRISTINA GUENTHNER Argus-Press Staff Writer SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Len Thomas spends his free time making sure those who fought for the freedom of our country continue to have their own place in history. The Swartz Creek resident has spent his retirement inventorying the graves of Civil War soldiers located in Shiawassee, Genesee and Lapeer counties. Thomas said the task began after he and his wife Sharon inventoried Elmwood Cemetery near New Lothrop — where most of Sharon’s family is buried, including her greatgrandfather, who served in the Civil War. What the Thomases found disturbed them. “As we inventoried, we found 48 Civil War veterans buried there,” Len Thomas said. “However, nine of them had unmarked graves and no one would know about them without researching the matter.” The couple realized if just one cemetery had so many unmarked Civil War graves, there must be hundreds more locally. So began their hobby, which has turned into somewhat of a passion. “We’ve walked more than 120 cemeteries,” Thomas said. “Most of the cemeteries we walked were in very good condition. Vandalism, carelessness and general over-

MEMORY — which Newman joined in 1999. “I honestly think their eyes popped out of their head when I told them I’m related to Lincoln,” Newman recalled last week. “I don’t think I had a choice (but to join).” As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the “War Between the States,” it’s business as usual within the Corunna camp, with members sporting authentic Union uniforms and firing cannons during cemetery ceremonies, presenting educational programs, maintaining Civil War monuments and dedicating the tombstones placed on unmarked veterans’ graves. These duties further the purpose of the non-political, patriotic group, which is “to keep green their memory,” said Gary Granger of Corunna, a disabled veteran whose great-greatgrandfather, Cpl. G.W. Hill of Gratiot County, enlisted twice during the Civil War. Granger said he first became aware of his forbearer when he was a child and saw Hill’s military sword — which the veteran pilfered after the war — hanging on a wall in his aunt’s house. As a member of Sons of Union Veterans, Granger has dug into Hill’s Civil War service, reading the history of his military unit. “It’s fun, and it’s also informative,” Granger said. Cpl. David Loomis, from the Ovid area, assisted fellow Union soldiers who were fighting the

sight have taken their toll on these graves, causing many of them to remain unmarked. Some are unreadable, so we had to rely on earlier cemetery records.” Along the way, the Thomases have created a list of all the Civil War participants they could find in each of the three counties. Though they make no claims that the list is complete, the couple has made the document as accurate as it can be, to their knowledge. “The spelling of names continues to be a deterrent. Grave markers, census lists, Civil War records and human errors in listening to and writing down names create an almost insurmountable issue in attempting to write a document,” Thomas said. They provided copies of the list to local historical societies, including the Shiawassee Historical Society, with the hope their work will generate a renewed interest in families, governmental agencies, historians, genealogists and cemetery boards and workers to preserve the heritage for future generations. Through their journey, the Thomases ran across the story of one woman so compelling it led them to central New York on a trip to find her grave. Thomas discovered in his research a Civil War nurse named Lucy Blanchard, who died in 1911 in Fenton. Thirteen years after Blanchard died, a

chapter of the Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War based in Fenton was named after her; but the chapter had no records of its namesake. Thomas discovered Blanchard’s remains were shipped back to New York, where she was from originally. She was buried in a cemetery in Syracuse, N.Y. Intrigued by her story, the Thomases went to visit the cemetery in New York, where they discovered her grave was not marked. However, while they were there the couple met some women from the Syracuse chapter of the Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, who also took an interest in her story. Thomas and his wife worked to get a headstone for Blanchard, which the government provided free. The couple paid to have it installed. To mark the occasion, the Syracuse DUV held a dedication ceremony Nov. 13, 2010. “After 99 years, she finally has a headstone,” Thomas said.

Continued from Page 1 Battle of Stones River in Middle Tennessee by hauling needed supplies in wagons from Nashville. Loomis walked all night in freezing rain, at one point charging across a field to attack Confederate soldiers. He became ill, was hospitalized in Memphis and discharged. The youngest of Loomis’ 13 daughters lived in Owosso, said his descendant, Mike McMillan, a lawyer in Owosso who joined Sons of Union Veterans in 1984. Camp member Leston Curtis of Carland, a retired Universal Electric worker, has dedicated himself to finding the graves of his and his wife’s Civil War veteran ancestors. Curtis discovered the grave of his great-grandfather Samuel Sloat — who served in the First Artillery, Battery C, before dying of an unidentified disease — in the military cemetery in Marietta, Ga. He’s still looking for the final resting place of soldier George Haines, who was an ancestor on his wife’s side. “We think it’s in Henderson — I’ve been told that’s where his wife is buried,” Curtis said. “We’re going to do some field work.” Dave Hilliker, a custodian at Corunna High School, has had better luck unearthing information about his forbearer, James Hilliker of the 8th Michigan Cavalry. The soldier, limited in his service by hemophilia, did guard duty during the war until

he was captured by the Confederate Army. According to a record Dave Hilliker found, James Hilliker requested extra pay for the time he spent as a prisoner of war in Macon, Ga. Like many Sons of Union Veterans members, Hilliker enjoys participating in Civil War re-enactments, dying his beard black to play the role of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Occasionally he will take a Confederate soldier’s role, opening him up to playful accusations by fellow camp members of being a “cross-dresser.” It was Shiawassee Township resident Henry Bastian’s greatgrandfather, boat builder Sgt. Fletcher Joyner, and an interest in military history that led Bastian to join Sons of Union Veterans. The organization — originally formed by Union veterans in 1866 under the name Grand Army of the Republic for veterans of the war — is open to male descendants of a soldier, sailor or marine who served honorably for the United States of America between 1861 and 1865. Those who don’t qualify as an ancestor but who demonstrate a genuine interest in the Civil War are invited to join as associates. The Corunna post’s namesake, Major Henry F. Wallace, lived on a farm south of Corunna. Mustering in as a first lieutenant in Monroe, Wallace was wounded at the Battle of Pittsburg Landing and was pro-

moted to captain. Transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps due to his wounds, Wa l l a c e died in 1867 from yellow fever.

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Polio’s last gasp oliomyelitis, one of the most dreaded diseases of our time, likely predates recorded history, although it was not clinically diagnosed until the 1700s. The first reported polio outbreak occurred in 1835 in England. In the years since, hundreds of thousands were afflicted by crippling polio and no one was immune to it, including such people as Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States, and Itzhak Perlman, a world-renowned classical cello player. Both Roosevelt and Perlman overcame their disability, but with difficulty. Should we subject others to such a problem? In 1945, 25,698 cases were diagnosed in the U.S. and in 1952, the worst polio outbreak on record hit the U.S., with 57,879 new cases. Since 1916, more than 20 percent of those afflicted died. The number of cases plummeted after Jonas Salk developed a vaccine in 1955 and within a year it was found to be “safe, effective and potent.” In the early 1960s, Albert Sabin’s oral polio vaccine was developed and became the vaccine of choice. By 1979, the U.S. was declared polio free when the last case of the wild polio virus was diagnosed. In 1988, a global eradication initiative was launched as the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention joined Rotary International in an effort to rid the world of the disease. Through the efforts of Rotarians worldwide, assisted by WHO and other regional organizations, the Americas were certified polio free in 1994, the Western Pacific in 2000 and Europe in 2002. Today, thanks to immunization teams traveling throughout the world, only five countries remain polio endemic: Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, India, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Since 2009, nine other countries have experienced outbreaks of polio by active transmission of an imported polio virus. But those nine instances are not considered epidemic. As a final fight against polio — that it be eliminated as was tuberculosis more than 50 years ago — Rotary International and its foundation have stepped up the effort to fight the disease. (To date, Rotarians worldwide have contributed more than $900 million in the effort.) Most recently, Rotarians have been challenged to match dollar for dollar a significant amount contributed to the cause by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Gates has long been a strong supporter of efforts to conquer the disease. On the local level, Rotary clubs in the greater Shiawassee County area have staged a variety of events in support of the fight against polio. This month, the Owosso club will place canisters at Greg & Lou’s Family Restaurant, Drew’s Steakhouse and Pub and B.J.’s Fine Foods, all in Owosso, trying to raise $2,000 to help wind up the polio fight. A small amount, but every penny counts in this worldwide struggle. Salk and Sabin kept us free of the disease. Now it’s time we deliver the knockout punch. – dc

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IN YOUR OPINION Officials should do more to keep jobs here I say if you tax the Americans to bail out the banks and automakers, keep the jobs here and get more jobs here. You get American people back to work and working 40 hours per week. Then Michigan and the U.S.A. would not be in the shape they are in. Also, these elected officials who serve a

To the elected officials of Michigan and the U.S.A.: You are talking about how Michigan and the U.S.A. are in debt, yet you send jobs overseas and bail out these big banks and automakers. But the CEO who gets millions of dollars from these bailouts takes their money and sends the jobs overseas.

term should not be able to get retirement after their term in office. A non-elected worker has to work 30 years or more to get their pension or Social Security — if the company they work for even has a retirement plan. Thad Brewer Owosso

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Reforming entitlements is key to strong military early lost amid reporting on the early days of the Libyan war was a revealing look at the deteriorating military strength of Britain, the United States’ oldest and most important ally. The Daily Telegraph reported that the British navy fired a dozen cruise missiles in the initial attack on Libya. The problem: It was a significant portion of the Brits’ entire arsenal of 64 cruise missiles. “At this rate, we are using up 5 or 10 percent of our stock per day, and soon it could become unsustainable,” a British defense-industry source told the Telegraph. “What if the strikes go beyond a second week? We will simply run out of ammunition.” It was, at the least, a disheartening comment on the state of what was once the most powerful naval force on the planet. European countries, saddled by enormous social-welfare commitments, are going broke right and left, and Britain is no exception. A once-formidable military force is gradually being dismantled to pay for health care and pensions. In Washington, Rep. Paul Ryan didn’t talk about Britain or cruise missiles when he unveiled his path-breaking budget proposal last week. But the new House Budget Committee

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chairman could not have been clearer: In coming years, the Big Three entitlement programs — Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security — will consume the United States’ budget. By sometime around 2050, if increases in the costs of those programs continue unchecked, they will eat up every single tax dollar collected by the federal government. Long before that, if trends continue, there will be little money left to defend the United States, whose military leaders might find themselves carefully hoarding a few remaining cruise missiles. Everything will go to pay for health care and pensions. Back in the mid-1960s, when Medicare and Medicaid joined Social Security to make the Big Three, the United States spent about 2.5 percent of its gross domestic product on entitlements. That figure grew steadily, and by the mid-1970s, entitlement spending surpassed defense spending for the first

time. It has done so every year since. Now, the United States spends about 10 percent of GDP on entitlements, versus about 5 percent on defense. Two decades from now, entitlement spending will hit 15 percent of GDP. And well before that, the amount we spend on interest on the debt will pass defense spending, too. As the debt increases, there will be continuing political pressure to cut non-entitlement spending, with defense, as always, the biggest target. Britain is already much farther down that road. In 1965, Britons spent a little less than 7 percent of GDP on defense and nearly 11 percent on entitlements, according to figures compiled by the Heritage Foundation. Today, they spend about 3 percent on defense and more than 23 percent on entitlements. British leaders are contemplating even more defense cuts in the future; by then, they might not be able to afford even a few cruise missiles. It’s not clear that Ryan’s proposed budget is precisely the right way to solve the entitlement problem. The same is true for Barack Obama’s deficit commission (whose advice the president ignored). But so far, Ryan and his conservative colleagues, plus the deficit commission, are pretty much the only players in the game. Democrats who attack

Republicans for advocating entitlement reform without having any solutions of their own have nothing to add. None of this is to say that a strong defense must come at the expense of social spending. “It’s a false choice between being a compassionate nation and being a military superpower,” says Heritage Foundation research fellow Mackenzie Eaglen, who tracks defense issues. “If done responsibly, a nation can do both.” It’s also not to say that military spending should never be cut. There remains a lot of waste and redundancy at the Pentagon. At his news conference, Ryan endorsed the cuts — nearly $80 billion — that Defense Secretary Robert Gates has proposed. Defense spending grew a lot in the past decade (though still not as fast as entitlements), but that was mostly because of ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. That’s different from the Reagan defense buildup of the 1980s, which was an investment in new systems for the future. In the next few years, facing an entitlementfueled runaway deficit, there will be many calls for the United States to cut back on military spending. A look at oncemighty Britain shows where that could lead.


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Calif. to set ambitious renewable power standards By ADAM WEINTRAUB Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown plans to sign legislation that would require California utilities to get one-third of their power from renewable sources, giving the state the most aggressive alternative energy mandate in the U.S. Under the bill, California utilities and other power providers would have until the end of 2020 to draw 33 percent of their power

from solar panels, windmills, landfill gases, small hydroelectric plants and other renewable sources. Supporters said the increase from the current 20 percent target will reassure investors that demand for renewable energy will grow, fueling a field that has been one of the few growth spots for California’s economy during the recession. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu was expected to attend the bill signing ceremony Tuesday at the SunPower-Flextronics solar

PRESIDENT Barack Obama walks back towards the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington Monday after meeting students from Altona Middle School in Longmont, Colo.

Obama puts higher taxes on table By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON — Higher taxes have been missing from the fierce budget battle that nearly shut down the federal government. But President Barack Obama is about to put them on the table — at least a modest version he had pushed before and then shelved. Most economists and budget analysts say a comprehensive mix of spending cuts and tax increases is essential to any viable deficit-reduction plan. Yet few players in the negotiations have gone there.

It comes in the scramble to heed what is widely viewed as a loud clamor from voters to slam the brakes on runway government spending. There has been no corresponding public demand for raising taxes. That’s not surprising, but the top-bracket U.S. tax rate now is the lowest it’s been in decades, and it’s far lower than those in many other industrialized countries, especially in western Europe. Tax elements of Obama’s broad deficit-reduction plan, to be laid out in a speech Wednesday, seem likely to revive his earlier proposals. The president is expected to

bring back his recommendation, first made in the 2008 campaign, to end Bush-era tax cuts for households earning more than $250,000 a year. He temporarily set it aside when he signed onto a late 2010 agreement with Republicans to extend all Bush tax cuts for two years. However, he did renew the bid earlier this year in his budget for the 2012 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. “There’s no alternative, and I don’t know of anybody who has seriously looked at this problem who thinks there is,” said William A. Galston, an adviser during Clinton’s administration.

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DETROIT (AP) — Fiat boosted its ownership stake in Chrysler Group LLC by 5 percent today as the Italian automaker met several benchmarks set by the U.S. government. The company now owns 30 percent of Chrysler, and it can raise ownership to 35 percent by making a 40 mpg car in the U.S. Fiat got a 20 percent stake in Chrysler when it took over management of the company after a government-funded bankruptcy in 2009, and the government set several benchmarks for Fiat to increase its stake. In exchange for the ownership stake, Chrysler got small-car and clean-engine technology and Fiat’s management know-how.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft Corp. is lashing out at Google Inc., extending hostilities between two of the most prominent corporations in the technology industry. Microsoft claims Google has been misleading customers about the security certification of its suite of software programs for governments. Microsoft’s deputy general counsel, David Howard, blogged Monday about a newly unsealed court document that shows “Google Apps for Government” hasn’t been certified under the Federal Information Security Management Act. Google’s website claims it has.

Cocoa rises after arrest of Ivory Coast strongman By CHIP CUTTER AP Business Writer NEW YORK — Cocoa prices rose Monday after opposition forces captured the former president of the Ivory Coast. That nation is one of the world’s largest cocoa producers. Cocoa rose $48, or 1.6 percent, to 3,022 per metric ton on Monday. Forces stormed the bunker where Laurent Gbagbo had been hiding after refusing to hand over the presidency to the internationally recognized winner Alassane Outtara.

Outtara called for an export ban on cocoa in mid-January in an effort to force his rival to step down. That sent prices up at the time. The threat of a security vacuum in the country and more violence likely kept prices high Monday, said Tom Mikulski, senior market strategist with Lind-Waldock. “There’s going to continue to be violence in that region probably for the foreseeable future,” he said. In other trading, oil for May delivery fell $2.87, or 2.5 percent,

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manufacturing plant in the San Francisco Bay area city of Milpitas. “Instead of watching from the sidelines, America needs to get back in the clean energy race, and that’s exactly what California is doing,” said Stephanie Mueller, spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Energy. Critics of the legislation said sticking with traditional energy sources such as coal and natural gas would be cheaper, keeping costs down for business and residential ratepayers.

OWOSSO — Grand Blanc native Jan Orin, an 11-year Caledonia Township resident, is a new loan originator for Metro Mortgage, 221 E. Exchange St. She will help potential home buyers acquire loans to purchase residential properties. Orin, a state-licensed mortgage loan originator, is working in Shiawassee, Genesee and Oakland counties and peripheral areas of adjacent counties. Orin, who graduated from JAN Grand Blanc ORIN High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Michigan-Flint, has resided in Shiawassee and Genesee counties for all but seven years of her life. She was plant controller for Donnelly Electronics, Grand Blanc, for six years before she and husband John Orin purchased Roma’s Back Door in Owosso 10 years ago. She will continue to own and manage the restaurant with her husband. Orin said she was accounting manager for 20 years for different Genesee County companies in the medical field before her work at Donnelly Electronics. A three-year member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board in Owosso, Orin previously served on the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Shiawassee County Community Mental Health Board and a fivecounty substance abuse advisory board which served Shiawassee County. Orin has two children and one stepson, all grown, and two granddaughters. Metro Mortgage was started in 1981; the Owosso location was opened in 1998 by President Jerry L Meyer. Metro offers conventional conforming loans, FHA, USDA/RD, MISHDA and VA loans for both purchase and refinance.

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PG&E wants N-plant license delay for seismic study By MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The owner of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power complex asked federal regulators to delay issuing extended operating permits until comprehensive studies are completed on earthquake faults in the area, officials said Monday. The move by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. came after a public outcry over possible safety risks at the California plant, which were heightened by the huge earthquake and tsunami that plunged Japan into a nuclear crisis.

Diablo Canyon, perched on an 85-foot bluff above the Pacific Ocean, sits within three miles of two earthquake faults. Lawmakers have been pushing the company to perform more thorough testing to assess earthquake risks before new licenses are granted. More than 400,000 people live within 50 miles of the site, located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. At a legislative hearing last month, company officials said the plant was safe and gave no hint that PG&E would agree to complete three-dimensional seismic studies before a renewal of the licenses. But in a statement Monday, PG&E Senior

Vice President John Conway referred to the Japanese crisis and said, “we recognize that many in the public have called for this research to be completed before the NRC renews the plants’ licenses. We are being responsive to this concern.” The company wants the NRC to extend the life of the complex for 20 years after its permits expire in 2024 and 2025. In a letter to the NRC dated Sunday, PG&E said it would be prudent to complete the studies prior to granting new licenses. The company said it wanted the NRC to hold off issuing new licenses, even if approved by the agency, until the three-dimensional studies are finished.

Airports get ready for biggest 747 By CHRIS HAWLEY Associated Press NEW YORK — The biggest version yet of Boeing’s iconic 747 could soon be flying into airports that have never seen aircraft that large, raising hackles among some airport neighbors. Medium-size airports in Toledo, Ohio; Rockford, Ill., and Huntsville, Ala. are among those asking the Federal Aviation Administration for approval to receive the massive 747-8 freighter. Boeing expects to deliver the first planes to customers later this year. The airports are eager to grab a share of the air cargo market, which is growing faster than passenger traffic as the economy recovers. But some residents feel threatened by the big cargo planes currently flying over their homes and doubt Boeing’s claims that the new 747 won’t be as noisy. “When the planes come over, you just want to duck,” said Mary Rose Evans, president of the Airport Neighbors Alliance in suburban Louisville. Evans said her house is just 500 feet below the flight path of incoming cargo planes. The 747-8 is the biggest airplane Boeing has built, with a wingspan 11 feet wider and a body 18 feet longer than the current 747-400 model. Despite its size, Boeing says the 747-8 will be 30 percent quieter. The 747-8 is now in testing. It’s in the same new size category as the superjumbo Airbus 380. But while the A380 comes exclusively in a passenger version and flies only out of big international hubs like New York, the 747-8 has attracted the attention of cargo companies that intend to fly into lesser-

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Romney forms committee WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the closest to a front-runner in a wide-open Republican field, took a major step toward a second White House candidacy Monday, formally announcing a campaign exploratory committee. Romney declared that “with able leadership, America’s best days are still ahead,” vigorously asserting that President Barack Obama had failed to provide it. The Republican, who has been plotting a comeback since losing the GOP presidential nomination to John McCain three years ago, offered himself as the person best able to lead a country struggling to recover from economic crisis.

Mexico police make arrest in death SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police in Tijuana, Mexico, said Monday that officers arrested a man suspected of killing a U.S. Border Patrol agent near San Diego, nearly one year after another person was sentenced to prison for his role in the ambush. Marcos Manuel Rodriguez Perez, 26, was taken into custody as he was driving through Tijuana Monday morning, aided by information provided by the FBI, said Adrian Hernandez, director of Tijuana’s police. Mexico’s federal attorney general’s office had issued an arrest warrant for the Tijuana native on suspicion of killing Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas, who died in during an attempted robbery in the mountains east of San Diego in July 2009.

Bomb suspect arrested SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities were working to confirm the identity of a man who was arrested in Ohio and believed to be the person police suspect of setting off an explosion at a Santa Monica synagogue last week. The man believed to be Ron Hirsch, 60, was arrested in suburban Cleveland Heights late Monday after a concerned citizen who came into contact with him called police, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Ted. S Warren, File

IN THIS FEB. 8 PHOTO, engines on the Boeing 747-8 freighter are started just prior to the plane’s first flight, in Everett, Wash. known airfields. For airports, cargo is big business. Air freight rose 10 percent between 2009 and 2010, from 20.7 million tons to 22.9 million. Growth in cargo far outstripped passenger service, which rose only 2 percent during the same period, from 767 million travelers to 782 million. Getting approval for the 747-8 could woo more of that traffic, said Paul Toth, chief executive officer of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, which operates the Toledo

Express Airport. “When it comes to smaller airports, we think this kind of gives us a leg up,” said Toth said. But residents have fought airport expansion in courts in Toledo, Louisville, Indianapolis and other cities. Some worry about the damage a large freighter could cause if it crashes. “Any mention of more planes or larger planes is a concern to us,” said Brenda Jay, a resident in suburban Indianapolis.

Woman steals 14 lobsters ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police in Rochester, N.H., would like to get their claws on a woman accused of shoplifting 14 live lobsters. Authorities released a surveillance photo Monday that shows the woman pushing a shopping cart near the front of the Milton Road Market Basket grocery store. Police tell the Foster’s Daily Democrat that the woman left the store without paying for 14 lifted lobsters or about 16 pounds of seafood.

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You have the right to request a meeting with MORTGAGE CENTER, LC. The contact person is ALINA WHITE 866-8563750. You may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan state housing development authority=s website, www.michigan.gov/mshda, or by calling the Michigan state housing development authority at 313-456-3540. If you request a meeting to attempt to work out a loan modification foreclosure proceedings will not commence until 90 days after the date of this letter. If you and the lender enter into a loan modification agreement the mortgage will not be foreclosed upon as long as you abide by the terms of the loan modification. You have the right to contact an attorney. The state bar of Michigan lawyer referral service phone number is 1-800-968-0738. Butler, Butler & Rowse-Oberle, P.L.L.C. KENNETH C. BUTLER II (P 28477) 24525 Harper St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 Telephone no. (586) 777-0770 DATED: 4/12/2011 Publish: April 12, 2011

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Lots 8 and 9, Block 1 of the Lucy L. Comstock's Addition to the village (now city) of Owosso, as recorded in Liber Y of Deeds on page 639, Shiawassee county records, Except lands described as beginning at the Southeast corner of said Block 1 and run thence West along the North line of River Street 80 feet; thence North parallel with the East end of said Block a distance of 120 feet; thence West parallel with River Street 52 feet; thence North parallel with the East end of said Block to the Shiawassee River; thence Easterly upstream along the river to the East end of said Block; and thence South to the point of beginning. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. Dated: April 12, 2011 For more information, please call: FC C (248) 593-1301 TROTT & TROTT, P.C. ATTORNEYS FOR SERvicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #342482F01 Publish: April 12, 19 and 26, 2011 May 3, 2011


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MLB Rangers defeat slumping Tigers ■ DETROIT — Alexi Ogando outpitched Justin Verlander before leaving with a finger problem and the Texas Rangers won with a bold strategy, beating the Detroit Tigers 2-0 Monday. The AL champions improved to 9-1, the top record in the majors and matching the best 10-game start in team history. Rangers closer Neftali Feliz retired the first two batters in the ninth inning before Ryan Raburn doubled. The Rangers then intentionally walked Miguel Cabrera, bringing Victor Martinez to the plate as the potential winning run. Martinez grounded out on a 2-0 pitch to end it. Michael Young and Mitch Moreland hit RBI doubles in the seventh inning as Texas equaled the start of its 1989 club. Ogando (2-0) gave up just two hits, walked one and struck four over seven innings in his second start in the majors. His outing was cut short by fluid under a callus on his right index finger. Ogando pitched six scoreless innings last week with a blister on the same finger. Verlander (1-1) lost despite pitching a six-hitter. He also struck out four and walked one in his 119-pitch performance.

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In initial varsity start, Durand freshman holds Byron without a base hit By JEROME MURPHY Argus-Press Sports Writer BYRON — Because of inclement spring weather, which has included cold, snow and rain, the Durand softball squad did not play an official game until Monday. It proved to be well worth the wait, especially for freshman right-hander Shiloh Brunet. Brunet pitched a no-hitter in her first varsity contest, allowing two walks as the Railroaders blasted Byron in a five-inning, 13-0 decision. Brunet struck out seven, hit two batters and did it all while playing through a slight discomfort. “She had a bum foot,” Durand coach Tim Ducharme said of Brunet. “She got a sliver in her foot, but kind of pitched through it.” Brunet said she felt good otherwise. “My team was behind me the whole time,” Brunet said. “If I was struggling, they would keep me confident to keep pushing. They helped me.” The freshman also won the second game in relief. Byron led 3-1 after four innings but Durand rallied for a non-conference doubleheader sweep, 7-6, in eight innings. Brunet pitched the final 4 1-3 innings after starter Kassie Klumpp lasted 3 2-3 frames. Ducharme said that the

sweep is definitely a confidence-booster so early in the season. “It’s a good set of wins,” Ducharme said. “We had only been outside for two days prior to today. I told the girls, ‘I’m not really expecting much.’ But we came out and played loose. For the first time out, we played well.” While Durand upped its record to 2-0, Byron saw its season mark slip to 0-6 despite a spirited effort in Game 2. Coach Mike Valasek praised the pitching performance of right-hander Taylor Graves, who allowed just six hits. The Eagles held a 7-6 edge in hits in Game 2. “The one thing I talked about between games is that we need to improve on our two-strike approach,” Valasek said. “I think we had some better at-bats, especially with two strikes on us in the second game.” Durand scored in every inning in the first game while finishing with 10 hits. Jalynn Cunningham batted 3-for-3 from the leadoff spot with three RBIs. Jessica Lavery and Sam Kingsbury each had two hits. Kelsey Philburn took the pitching loss for Byron. She struck out two and walked three. In Game 2, Byron scored single runs in the second, third and fourth innings to carve out a 3-1 lead.

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■ CORUNNA — Applebee’s Restaurant is sponsoring a basketball tournament at Corunna High School from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The Applebee’s staff has challenged the staffs of other area restaurants in a basketball tournament to benefit the American Red Cross, Shiawassee Service Center. The public is invited to attend and cheer for their favorite restaurant staff members. Tickets will be sold at the door at $3 per person and $2 per student. For more information, contact Applebee’s Restaurant at 720-2727.

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DURAND FRESHMAN SHILOH BRUNET fires a pitch to a Byron batter Tuesday at Byron Area High School. Brunet pitched a no-hitter in the Railroaders’ seasonopening victory over the Eagles, 13-0 in five innings. She had seven strikeouts and two walks in Game 1 before becoming the winning pitcher in relief in Game 2, a 7-6 victory in eight innings.

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Red Wings still managed to reach the second round with a tough, seven-game series win over the Phoenix Coyotes — their first-round opponent again. “Having been with such a good organization for 20 years, and being part of a winning tradition here, you almost take it for granted,” Lidstrom said of being a playoff staple. “Last year was the hardest one where we really had to focus and get some wins and had our backs up against the wall for pretty much the whole season. “It’s always been fun going into the playoffs. People are always waiting for April to come around for the playoffs.” And why not? Not only have the Red Wings made it a habit to be in the playoffs, they are always a threat to win it all. During this 20-season run, Detroit has captured the Cup four times and been to the finals in two other years. The Central Division champions own the No. 3 seed this time. If they

he outdoor track and field season started April 2 for many colleges. On that day, Michigan State hosted the Spartans Invitational, a 29team meet featuring a handful of schools with athletes from Shiawassee County, including the host team. DAVID MADRIGAL III, a Spartan freshman and Durand Area High School graduate, helped Michigan State in the distance DAVID events with a 15th MADRIGAL III place finish in the 1,500-meter in 4 minutes, 2.41 seconds. A slew of other Spartans also ran in the 1,500-meter, including Josh McAlary (3:51.30) in first place, Ben Miller (3:51.81) in second, Joe Banyai (3:53.57) in fourth and Stephen Walker PATRICK (3:54.21) in fifth. GROSSKOPF Corunna High School graduate PATRICK GROSSKOPF clocked into the 1,500-meter at 3:57.86 for ninth place. ERIC PARRISH, a Perry native and Webberville High School graduate also had a great day at Michigan State. The Grand ERIC Valley State PARRISH University sprinter clocked a time of 11.74 seconds at 12th place. At the Ferris State University-hosted Bulldogs Invitational on April 9, Parrisher clocked a secondplace finish in the 100meter at 11.51 seconds. The Lakers freshman also competed in the 200-meter dash that day and finished 13th in 23.09 seconds. MARK LIST, a freshman distance runner at Lake Superior State MARK University LIST who graduated from Laingsburg High School, had a great performance at the Spartan Invitational, where he was a ninth during the 5,000 meters in 15:21.99. For Siena Heights University, JOEL YOUNG, a Durand Area High School graduate, finished fourth in the hammer throw. His toss was 160 feet, 11 inches at the Spartan Invitational. The Saints then compet-

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OWOSSO — The Owosso Trojans operated as a unit on both sides of the ball during a 5-0 nonconference shutout of Chesaning at Willman Field in Monday’s season opener for both squads. The shutout was highlighted with senior forward Katie Pierson’s hat trick 60 minutes into the contest. “I feel like we’re off to a great start,” said Pierson, who notched 12 goals last year and has scored three other hat tricks in her high school career. “Hopefully, we only go up and beyond what we’re doing now.” Owosso coach Chris Bird was more than pleased with the effort from his players. “You never know com-

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OWOSSO’S LARISSA VAN SICE moves the ball upfield during the first half of a non-conference soccer match against Chesaning on Monday at Willman Field. ing out of spring break, but these girls came out strong,” he said. “That first half, they were communicating, moving the ball and working the offense. ... They looked like spring break wasn’t an issue.” Pierson’s first goal came 5 minutes into the match and, then, at the 12minute mark. She made good work of a brilliant inbound pass and stuffed

in a rebound for her second goal. Her hat trick was completed when she fended off double coverage in the 60th minute, taking a low shot to the left. Pierson came close to scoring a fourth goal, ripping a shot at the crossbar, in the 72nd minute. The Trojans’ two other goals were scored by Leah

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NEW YORK — As familiar as warm weather and rain in the spring is an appearance by the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup playoffs. For the past 13 seasons, they have been joined by the New Jersey Devils, but that has changed because the one constant team in the Eastern Conference didn’t measure up this year. Detroit’s dominance dates even further: Not since 1990 have the Red Wings sat out the race for the Cup. Captain Nicklas Lidstrom, in his 19th NHL season, has seen it all. Throughout his surely Hall of Fame career, Lidstrom has only worn a winged wheel sweater and has never missed the playoffs. He got a bit of a scare last year when Detroit qualified as only the No. 5 seed. But Lidstrom and the


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Sports on TV SCHEDULE Today’s Games MLB 1 p.m. FSD — Texas at Detroit 7 p.m. ESPN — Tampa Bay at Boston NBADL 8 p.m. VERSUS — Playoffs, first round, game 2, Utah at Iowa SOCCER 2:55 p.m. ESPN2 — Premier League, Manchester City at Liverpool WNBA 3 p.m. ESPN — Draft, at Bristol, Conn.

High Schools SCHEDULE Today’s Games BASEBALL Corunna at Owosso, 4 p.m. Fowler at Ovid-Elsie, 4 p.m. Laingsburg at Perry, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL Corunna at Owosso, 4 p.m. Fowler at Ovid-Elsie, 4 p.m. Laingsburg at Perry, 4 p.m. BOYS GOLF Byron, Durand, New Lothrop at Genesee Area Conference Preseason Tournament at Twin Brooks, Chesaning, 9:30 a.m. GIRLS SOCCER Goodrich at Byron, 4:30 p.m. Durand at Lake Fenton, 4:30 p.m. Ovid-Elsie at St. Johns, 5:30 p.m. Perry at Lansing Everett, 5:30 p.m. Potterville at Laingsburg, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS TENNIS Chesaning at Ithaca, 4 p.m. Eaton Rapids at Corunna, 4 p.m. Goodrich at Durand, 4 p.m. Ovid-Elsie at Alma, 4 p.m. BOYS & GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD Bendle, Bentley at New Lothrop, 4:15 p.m. Byron hosts GAC Triangular, 4:15 p.m. Durand, Genesee at Goodrich, 4:15 p.m. Morrice at Webberville, 4:15 p.m. Owosso at Jackson Northwest, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games BASEBALL Portland St. Patrick at Morrice, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL Portland St. Patrick at Morrice, 4 p.m. BOYS GOLF Byron hosts GAC Triangular, 4 p.m. New Lothrop vs. Burton Bentley at Copper Ridge Golf Club, Davison, 4 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER Swartz Creek at Corunna, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS TENNIS Portland at Ovid-Elsie, 4 p.m. BOYS & GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD Carrollton, Chesaning at Caro, 4 p.m. Fowler, Merrill at Ovid-Elsie. 4 p.m. Laingsburg at Williamston, 4:30 p.m. BASEBALL Monday’s Results Game 1

BYRON 8, DURAND 5 (Key: AB-R-H-RBI) DURAND: Phillips 4-1-0-0, Salvi 4-2-0-0, Nanasy 4-1-1-1, Wirth 2-0-2-1, Wilhelmi 4-0-12, Meyer 4-0-0-0, Graham 4-0-0-0, Karhoff 4-10-1, Telford 4-0-1-0. BYRON: Joslin 4-2-2-0, Shepard 4-1-1-1, Richardson 4-1-1-3, Satkowiac 4-0-1-0, Tabor 40-0-0, Adams 4-2-2-1, Burman 4-1-2-2, Heller 4-1-0-0, Zimmerman 3-0-0-0. Durand 110 003 0 — 5 5 3 Byron 030 104 x — 8 9 6 HITTING — 2B: Durand (Nanasy); Byron (Joslin, Shepard, Richardson, Adams, Burman). SB: Byron (Adams 2, Joslin, Shepard, Richardson). PITCHING — Durand (Nanasy 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 6 BB, 4 SO, 1 HBP); Byron (Richardson 7 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 9 BB, 9 SO). Game 2

BYRON 11, DURAND 3, 4 INN. (Key: AB-R-H-RBI) DURAND (0-2): Phillips 3-2-1-0, Salvi 3-0-0-0, Nanasy 3-0-1-0, Wirth 2-0-1-0, Wilhelmi 2-0-00, Telford 1-0-0-0, Waller 2-0-0-0, Napier 0-1-00, Burlingame 2-0-0-0. BYRON (2-3): Joslin 3-2-2-2, Shepard 3-1-1-2, Richardson 3-1-1-0, Tabor 3-1-1-1, Brugger 3-12-1, Coffey 3-0-1-2, Morley 3-2-1-1, Gulick 3-01-1, Childers 0-0-0-0, Dean 0-1-0-1. Durand 120 0 — 3 3 1 Byron 128 0 — 11 9 1 HITTING — 2B: Byron (Joslin, Shepard, Coffey). PITCHING — Durand (Wirth 3 IP, 9 H, 11 R, 6 BB,

DURAND 13, BYRON 0 (5 INN.) (Key: AB-R-H-RBI) DURAND: Jalynn Cunningham (3b) 3-2-3-3, Jessica Lavery (cf) 3-1-2-0, Marissa Floate (lf) 20-1-3, Gab Ducharme (1b) 3-1-1-1, Ashley Kingsbury (dh) 2-2-0-0, Rachael Smith (c) 3-01-1, Hannah Baker (lf) 3-0-1-0, Sam Kingsbury (3b) 3-3-2-0, Becca Lindgren (2b) 1-2-1-0. TOTALS: 23-13-10-1. BYRON: Clarissa Richardson (cf) 2-0-0-0, Felicia Foster (ss) 1-0-0-0, Ashtin McGuire (2b) 2-0-00, Angie Nellis (1b) 2-0-1-0, Kelsey Philburn (p) 1-0-0-0, Alexis Thompson (lf) 2-0-0-0, Chloe Anibal (rf) 2-0-0-0, Ally Yerman (3b) 1-0-0-0, Ally Richardson (c) 1-0-0-0. TOTALS: 14-0-0-0. Durand 232 42 — 13 10 1 Byron 000 00 — 0 0 2 HITTING — 2B: Durand (Sam Kingsbury). PITCHING — Durand (Shiloh Brunet 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 SO, 2 HBP); Byron (Kelsey Philburn 5 IP, 10 H, 13 R, 3 BB, 2 SO). Game 2

DURAND 7, BYRON 6 (8 INN.) (Key: AB-R-H-RBI) BYRON (0-6): Clarissa Richardson (cf) 3-0-0-0, Felicia Foster (ss) 2-2-1-0, Ashtin McGuire (2b) 3-1-0-0, Angie Nellis (1b) 3-0-1-0, Kelsey Philburn (of) 3-1-1-0, Kendra Satkowiak 2-0-10, Alexis Thompson (lf) 3-0-1-0, Alyssa Taylor 10-1-0, Taylor Graves (p) 2-0-1-1. TOTALS: 22-67-1. DURAND (2-0): Jaylynn Cunningham (3b) 2-2-11, Mattie Salvi (if) 3-0-0-0, Marissa Floate (lf) 21-0-3, Gab Ducharme (1b) 3-0-1-0, Ashley Kingsbury (cf) 2-0-2-0, Rachael Smith (c) 4-0-10, Hannah Baker (lf) 3-1-0-0, Sam Kingsbury (3b) 1-1-0-0, Jessica Lavery (2b) 1-1-1-0. TOTALS: 21-7-6-4. Byron 011 101 20 — 6 7 4 Durand 100 041 01 — 7 6 4 HITTING — 2B: Durand (Ducharme). PITCHING — Byron (Taylor Graves 8 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 4 BB, 2 SO); Durand (Shiloh Brunet 4 1-3 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 3 SO; Kassie Klumpp (starter) 3 2-3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 3 SO). Game 1

MERRILL 15, CHESANING 14 (Key: AB-R-H-RBI) CHESANING: Stewart 5-3-3-1, H. Dankert 5-3-3-2. MERRILL: Gath 4-3-3-1, Strong 5-3-3-2. Chesaning 510 051 2 — 14 15 5 Merrill 405 051 x — 15 14 0 HITTING — SB: Chesaning (E. Dankert 2). PITCHING — Chesaning (Johnson 7 IP, 14 H, 1 BB, 7 SO); Merrill (Miller 6 IP, 15 H, 14 R, 1 BB, 3 SO). Game 2

CHESANING 13, MERRILL 9 (Key: AB-R-H-RBI) MERRILL: Carlson 4-1-2-1. CHESANING (1-1): Stewart 5-2-3-4, Schuler 53-2-2. Merrill 513 000 0 — 9 8 5 Chesaning 127 021 x — 13 13 6 3B: Chesaning (Stewart). PITCHING — Merrill (Miller 6 IP, 13 H, 13 R, 3 BB, 3 SO); Chesaning (H. Dankert 7 IP, 8 H, 9 R, 3 BB, 3 SO).

SCOREBOARD EASTERN CONFERENCE Washington vs. New York Rangers April 13: N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m. April 15: N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m. April 17: Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 3 p.m. April 20: Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. x-April 23: N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 3 p.m. x-April 25: Washington at N.Y. Rangers, TBD x-April 27: N.Y. Rangers at Washington, TBD Philadelphia vs. Buffalo April 14: Buffalo at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. April 16: Buffalo at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. April 18: Philadelphia at Buffalo, 7 p.m. April 20: Philadelphia at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. x-April 22: Buffalo at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. x-April 24: Philadelphia at Buffalo, 3 p.m. x-April 26: Buffalo at Philadelphia, TBD Boston vs. Montreal April 14: Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m. April 16: Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m. April 18: Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. April 21: Boston at Montreal, 7 p.m. x-April 23: Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m. x-April 26: Boston at Montreal, TBD x-April 27: Montreal at Boston TBD Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay April 13: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. April 15: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. April 18: Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. April 20: Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. x-April 23: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, TBD x-April 25: Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, TBD x-April 27: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE Vancouver vs. Chicago April 13: Chicago at Vancouver, 10 p.m. April 15: Chicago at Vancouver, 10 p.m. April 17: Vancouver at Chicago, 8 p.m. April 19: Vancouver at Chicago, 8 p.m. x-April 21: Chicago at Vancouver, 10 p.m. x-April 24: Vancouver at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. x-April 26: Chicago at Vancouver, TBD San Jose vs. Los Angeles April 14: Los Angeles at San Jose, 10 p.m. April 16: Los Angeles at San Jose, 10 p.m. April 19: San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. April 21: San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. x-April 23: Los Angeles at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. x-April 25: San Jose at Los Angeles, TBD x-April 27: Los Angeles at San Jose, TBD Detroit vs. Phoenix April 13: Phoenix at Detroit, 7 p.m. April 16: Phoenix at Detroit, 1 p.m. April 18: Detroit at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m. April 20: Detroit at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m. x-April 22: Phoenix at Detroit, 7 p.m. x-April 24: Detroit at Phoenix, TBD x-April 27: Phoenix at Detroit, TBD Anaheim vs. Nashville April 13: Nashville at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m. April 15: Nashville at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m. April 17: Anaheim at Nashville, 6 p.m. April 20: Anaheim at Nashville, 8:30 p.m. x-April 22: Nashville at Anaheim, 10 p.m. x-April 24: Anaheim at Nashville, TBD x-April 26: Nashville at Anaheim, TBD

SCORING LEADERS Through the Regular Season GP G A PTS Daniel Sedin, Van 82 41 63 104 Martin St. Louis, TB 82 31 68 99 Corey Perry, Anh 82 50 48 98 Henrik Sedin, Van 82 19 75 94

Game 1

MONTROSE 10, NEW LOTHROP 4 (Key: AB-R-H-RBI) NEW LOTHROP: Angst 3-1-0-0, Colston 2-0-1-0, Kline 3-0-0-0, Ebenhoeh 2-1-1-0, Harris 4-2-20, Priest 4-0-0-0, Vincke 2-0-2-1, Birchmeier 30-1-0, Cervantes 3-0-0-0. New Lothrop 100 102 0 — 4 7 6 Montrose 430 300 x — 10 7 0 PITCHING — New Lothrop (Colston 7 IP, 7 H, 10 R, 4 BB, 1 SO). Game 2

MONTROSE 10, NEW LOHTROP 3 (Key: AB-R-H-RBI) NEW LOTHROP (0-2): Vincke 4-0-1-0, Colston 41-2-0, Harris 4-0-2-0, Ebenhoeh 4-0-1-0, Vrable 3-1-2-0, Krupp 3-1-1-0, Kline 3-0-1-1, Birchmeier 2-0-1-1, Priest 3-0-1-0. Montrose 030 003 4 — 10 14 0 New Lothrop 021 000 0 — 3 12 4 PITCHING — New Lothrop (Birchmeier 5 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 7 BB, 1 SO). GIRLS SOCCER Monday’s Result

OWOSSO 5 , CHESANING 0 Chesaning Owosso

0 0 — 0 4 1 — 5 SCORING SUMMARY First Half Owosso — Katie Pierson, 5th minute. Owosso — Katie Pierson, 12th minute. Owosso — Leah Beaulac, 15th minute. Owosso — Chelsea Michalec, 22th minute. Second Half Owosso — Katie Pierson, 60th minute. TEAM STATISTICS Shots — Chesaning 1; Owosso 15. Goaltending — Chesaning (Loos 10 saves); Owosso (Powell 1 save). Records — Chesaning 0-1-0; Owosso 1-0-0. BOYS GOLF Monday’s Results

ALMA TVC JAMBOREE Pine River Country Club, Par 36 Team standings — 1. Alma 173; 2. Swan Valley 180; 3. Chesaning 188; 4. Freeland 192; 5. Hemlock 195; 6. Ovid-Elsie 197; 7. Midland Bullock Creek 202; 8. Shepherd 244. Medalist — Brett Green (A) and Brian Fisk (SV) 40. Cheansing (188) — Ethan Dankert 43, Luke Dankert 46, John Keys 47, Jason Muirhead 52. Ovid-Elsie (197) — Robbie Dobski 44, Hayden Fouts 49, Blade Thorton 50, Rudy Osorio 54.

NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary)

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L y-Boston 55 26 x-New York 42 38 x-Philadelphia 41 40 New Jersey 24 57 Toronto 22 59 Southeast Division W L y-Miami 57 24 x-Orlando 51 30 x-Atlanta 44 37 Charlotte 33 48 Washington 23 58 Central Division W L z-Chicago 60 20 x-Indiana 37 44 Milwaukee 34 47 Detroit 29 52 Cleveland 18 63

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GB — 1 23 ⁄2 1 26 ⁄2 311⁄2 1 42 ⁄2

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct z-San Antonio 61 19 .763 x-Dallas 56 25 .691 x-Memphis 46 34 .575 x-New Orleans 46 35 .568 Houston 42 39 .519 Northwest Division W L Pct y-Oklahoma City 55 26 .679 x-Denver 50 31 .617 x-Portland 47 33 .588 Utah 38 43 .469 Minnesota 17 64 .210 Pacific Division W L Pct y-L.A. Lakers 55 25 .688 Phoenix 39 42 .481 Golden State 35 46 .432 L.A. Clippers 31 50 .383 Sacramento 24 57 .296 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference Monday’s Results Miami 98, Atlanta 90 Charlotte 105, New Jersey 103 Orlando 95, Philadelphia 85 Washington 95, Boston 94, OT Cleveland 110, Detroit 101 Milwaukee 93, Toronto 86 Utah 90, New Orleans 78 Dallas 98, Houston 91, OT Denver 134, Golden State 111 Phoenix 135, Minnesota 127, OT Oklahoma City 120, Sacramento 112

GB — 1 5 ⁄2 15 1 15 ⁄2 1 19 ⁄2 GB — 5 1 7 ⁄2 17 38 GB — 1 16 ⁄2 201⁄2 241⁄2 311⁄2

Tuesday’s Games Chicago at New York, 8 p.m. Memphis at Portland, 10 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Denver at Utah, 8 p.m. New Jersey at Chicago, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 8 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. New York at Boston, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Charlotte, 8 p.m. Washington at Cleveland, 8 p.m. Indiana at Orlando, 8 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Miami at Toronto, 8 p.m. Portland at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. San Antonio at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m.

CAVALIERS 110, PISTONS 101 CLEVELAND (18-63): Gee 6-8 4-5 16, Hickson 816 4-7 20, Erden 1-5 3-4 5, Davis 1-5 1-1 4, Harris 1-5 2-4 4, Gibson 4-10 5-5 17, Sessions 613 5-5 17, Hollins 5-5 2-3 12, Harangody 1-6 0-0 2, Eyenga 6-11 0-0 13. Totals 39-84 26-34 110. DETROIT (29-52): Prince 3-6 0-0 6, Wilcox 6-7 47 16, Monroe 5-6 0-0 10, Stuckey 8-14 13-13 29, Hamilton 6-10 0-0 13, Maxiell 1-7 2-4 4, Daye 27 2-4 6, Villanueva 3-9 0-0 8, Gordon 4-8 0-0 9. Totals 38-74 21-28 101. Cleveland 23 33 30 24 — 110 Detroit 33 24 18 26 — 101 3-Point Goals—Cleveland 6-19 (Gibson 4-7, Eyenga 1-5, Davis 1-5, Harangody 0-2), Detroit 49 (Villanueva 2-2, Hamilton 1-2, Gordon 1-3, Daye 0-1, Stuckey 0-1). Fouled Out—Gibson. Rebounds—Cleveland 46 (Hickson 11), Detroit 50 (Maxiell 14). Assists—Cleveland 28 (Sessions 9), Detroit 22 (Stuckey 14). Total Fouls—Cleveland 25, Detroit 27. Technicals—Hollins, Hamilton, Detroit Coach Kuester, Villanueva, Detroit defensive three second 2. Ejected—Hollins, Villanueva. A—15,589 (22,076).

MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 6 3 .667 — New York 5 4 .556 1 1 Toronto 5 5 .500 1 ⁄2 1 Boston 2 8 .200 4 ⁄2 Tampa Bay 2 8 .200 41⁄2 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 8 2 .800 — 1 Kansas City 6 3 .667 1 ⁄2 Chicago 6 4 .600 2 1 Minnesota 3 6 .333 4 ⁄2 Detroit 3 7 .300 5 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 9 1 .900 — Los Angeles 5 5 .500 4 Oakland 5 5 .500 4 Seattle 3 7 .300 6 Monday’s Results Texas 2, Detroit 0 Tampa Bay 16, Boston 5 Oakland 2, Chicago White Sox 1, 10 innings Cleveland 4, L.A. Angels 0 Seattle 8, Toronto 7 Tuesday’s Games Texas (C.Wilson 1-0) at Detroit (Penny 0-1), 1:05 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 0-0) at N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 2-0), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 0-2) at Boston (Lester 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Kansas City (Francis 0-0) at Minnesota (Duensing 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (Cahill 1-0) at Chicago White Sox (E.Jackson 2-0), 8:10 p.m. Cleveland (Carmona 0-1) at L.A. Angels (Haren 2-0), 10:05 p.m. Toronto (R.Romero 1-0) at Seattle (Pineda 0-1), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Texas at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m. Oakland at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Toronto at Seattle, 3:40 p.m. Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Cleveland at L.A. Angels, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 7:10 p.m.

RANGERS 2, TIGERS 0 TEXAS

DETROIT HBI AB R HBI 1 0 Rhymes 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 Boesch lf-rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 Ordonez rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 Raburn lf 1 0 1 0 2 1 Mi.Cabrera 1b 3 0 2 0 0 0 V.Martinez dh 4 0 0 0 1 1 Kelly cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 Jackson ph-cf 1 0 1 0 0 0 Jh.Peralta ss 3 0 0 0 Avila c 3 0 0 0 Inge 3b 3 0 0 0 Totals 32 2 6 2 Totals 30 0 4 0 Texas 000 000 200 — 2 Detroit 000 000 000 — 0 DP—Texas 1, Detroit 1. LOB—Texas 4, Detroit 5. 2B—Mi.Young (4), Moreland (3), Raburn (3), Mi.Cabrera (2). IP H R ER BB SO Texas Ogando W,2-0 7 2 0 0 1 4 Oliver H,4 1 1 0 0 0 1 Feliz S,4-4 1 1 0 0 1 1 Detroit Verlander L,1-1 9 6 2 2 1 4 Umpires—Home, Mark Carlson; First, Tim Timmons; Second, Tim Welke; Third, Eric Cooper. T—2:19. A—18,724 (41,255).

AB Kinsler 2b 4 Andrus ss 4 Hamilton lf 3 A.Beltre 3b 4 Mi.Young dh 4 N.Cruz rf 4 Moreland 1b 3 Torrealba c 3 Borbon cf 3

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NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 7 2 .778 — Florida 5 4 .556 2 Washington 4 5 .444 3 1 Atlanta 4 6 .400 3 ⁄2 New York 4 6 .400 31⁄2 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 7 3 .700 — Chicago 5 5 .500 2 Milwaukee 5 5 .500 2 Pittsburgh 5 5 .500 2 St. Louis 4 6 .400 3 Houston 2 8 .200 5 West Division W L Pct GB Colorado 7 2 .778 — 1 Los Angeles 6 4 .600 1 ⁄2 Arizona 4 5 .444 3 San Diego 4 5 .444 3 1 San Francisco 4 6 .400 3 ⁄2 Monday’s Results Colorado 7, N.Y. Mets 6 Chicago Cubs 5, Houston 4 St. Louis 8, Arizona 2 Cincinnati 3, San Diego 2 L.A. Dodgers 6, San Francisco 1 Tuesday’s Games Milwaukee (Marcum 1-1) at Pittsburgh (Correia 2-0), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Blanton 0-0) at Washington (L.Hernandez 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Rogers 1-0) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Florida (Volstad 0-0) at Atlanta (Hanson 0-2), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (J.Russell 1-0) at Houston (Myers 0-0), 8:05 p.m. St. Louis (Carpenter 0-1) at Arizona (Galarraga 1-0), 9:40 p.m. Cincinnati (LeCure 0-0) at San Diego (Richard 1-0), 10:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 1-1) at San Francisco (Lincecum 1-1), 10:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Cincinnati at San Diego, 6:35 p.m. Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Colorado at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Florida at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Houston, 8:05 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

GIRLS SOCCER PREVIEW

Injuries have hit Railroaders hard The Argus-Press SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Spring break is through and that means just one thing. It’s time for the area high school girls soccer teams to get back on the field. Durand, which posted an area-best 16-3-1 mark last spring, has lost a large share of its nucleus due to graduation but has encountered another problem. Head coach Floyd Lincoln said injuries to three of the Railroaders’ top five players have put Durand in a difficult situation. The Railroaders won the Genesee Area Conference Tournament title last season with a 1-0 victory over GAC regular season champion Goodrich. Other teams to watch out in the area this spring will be Perry, which fared 12-5-1, and OvidElsie, which went 11-5-3.

BYRON Coach: Greg Williams. Experience: Fifth year. 2010 Record: 7-8-1. Players Graduated: Autumn Pillen, MF; Mechel Hook, D. Players Returning: Christa Latson, senior, K; Sara Taphouse, sophomore, MF; Darrian Dallas, senior, MF; Caima Schneider, senior, MF/D; Brianna Putnam, senior, D; Rachel Hillaker, senior, F; Alyssa Hook, senior, D, G; Paige Hawley, senior, MF; Courtney Featherstone, sophomore, F; Kendall Richardson, sophomore, MF; Karli Dooling, senior, D; Nicole Burr, sophomore, D; Emily Childers, senior, D. New Players: Sarah Lahring, freshman, MF; Christine Howe, junior, D; Anna Childerston, freshman, D; Josette Stiltner, freshman, D; Carli Parker, freshman MF; Jessica Evans, sophomore, D; Allison Driskell, senior, D. Outlook: Coach Williams said,“For us to have a successful season, it will be determined by how much we improve each match.We’re not worried about wins and losses. We want to get back to the district championship game.”

CHESANING Coach: Dan Lucas. Experience: Sixth year (First year as girls coach). 2010 Record: 0-19. Players Graduated: Kaitlin Arnold, Zasha Weese, Sehlby Hemker, Heather Sawvel, Audra Hartges, Crystal Heddy, Haley Fowler. Players Returning: Abby Avery, sophomore, F, MF; Mackenzie Greenfelder, sophomore, N/A; Jessica Hartges, sophomore, N/A; Amanda Morse, sophomore, F; Elena Rasmussen, sophomore, MF; Jessica Sawvel, sophomore, MF, F; Danielle VanFleteren, sophomore, GK. New Players: Samantha Denardo, freshman, D; Catlynn Palmiter, senior, D; Lauren McDonheh, freshman, N/A; Sehlby Kaiser, freshman, N/A. Outlook: Coach Lucas said,“We’re looking to work together as a team. We have a very young squad.With the exception of four players, all are sophomores or younger. So it might be a challenge for us in terms of wins and losses.”

CORUNNA Coach: Brandon Wagner. Experience: Third year. 2010 Record: 6-10-1. Players Graduated: Dani Hill, F. Players Returning: Katie Giddings, senior, MF; Amber DeVoe, senior, F; Morgan Cnudde, junior, G; Olivia Hill, sophomore, MF, F; April Kudwa, sophomore, MF, F; Miranda Talcott, sophomore, D; Nikki Dahl, senior, MF; Taylor Malatinsky, junior, D; Karley Constantineau, junior, D. New Players: Paige Dunn, junior, MF; Keely Hall, junior, F. Outlook: Coach Wagner said, “One of the biggest things I told my players is that last year we had four or five games that we were either tied in or were one-goal losses and, if we win a couple of those, we have a winning season instead of being a few games under. We’re excited to have 10 of our 11 starters back. Dani Hill, who had 54 goals in her career, graduated and we’ll have to find a couple of scorers.”

DURAND Coach: Floyd Lincoln. Experience: 11th year. 2010 Record: 16-3-1. Players Graduated: Lauren Berndt, GK; Andrea Tuohy, F; Bailey Van Riper, D; Shannon

OWOSSO

O’Hara, MF; Annie Wilson, MF; Amanda Lester, F; Kayla Ostrander, MF; Paige Demo, D; Rachel Karhoff, striker; Heather Finendale, D.; Annie Wilson, MF; Amanda Lester, D; Kayla Ostrander, MF. Players Returning: Kayla Stewart, senior, D; Meghan Drobish, senior, F; Jacqueline DeClerg, senior, MF; Emily Fiebernitz, junior, F; Riley Robbins, junior MF; Beth Bachi, senior F; Sloan Bachi, senior, D, Katelynn Shannon, senior, D; Adrienne Berndt, senior, D. New Players: Emily Wooton, sophomore, MF; McKenzie Arvoy, sophomore, F; Lauren Hathaway, junior GK; Alyssa Friend, sophomore, D;’ Jaclyn Middendorf, senior D. Outlook: Coach Lincoln said, “We are faced with injuries to three of our best five players right off the bat (Drobish injured foot, Sloan Bachi broken bone in foot, DeClerg, torn ACL) before we play our opener versus Lake Fenton (today). Before that happened, I would have told you that I expected my team to compete for a league title.”

LAINGSBURG Coach: Lauren Hill. Experience: Second year. 2010 Record: 7-7-1. Players Graduated: Evana Vrana, F; Chelsea Thayer, D. Players Returning: Chelsea Beatty, junior, F; Cheyenne Drury, junior, D; Taylor Earl, senior MF; Madison Hoover, sophomore MF, D; Stephanie Hoover, senior, D; Stephanie Hudson, junor, MF; Julia Hurley, senior, F; Briana Klumpp, sophomore, F; Brittany Lowell, sophomore, MF; Morgan Rose, senior, F, MF; Leah Soliz, sophomore, D; Madyson Taylor, sophomore, MF; Brittany Parker, senior G. New Players: Erica Criswell, freshman, MF; Alexa Danek, freshman, MF; Miranda Decker, freshman, D; Ashley Hendley, freshman, D; Ericka Hendley, freshman, D; Lindsay Fizzell, freshman, G. Outlook: Coach Hill said, “We have a very experienced team this year and we are very capable of having a good year. The seniors have shown great leadership and I believe we have the knowledge and experience to have a winning program this season.”

OVID-ELSIE Coach: Craig Thelen. Experience: Fourth year. 2010 Record: 11-5-3. Players Graduated: Chelsea Dennis, F; Jessie Smith, D; Shaylyn Skaryd, MF; Breanne Munson, MF; Kayla Borton, MF; April Sutliff, MF; Erin Talmatch, G. Players Returning: Lauren Ekel, senior, D; Abagail Halm, sophomore, MF; Katie Bush, senior, S; Mikela Priest, junior, MF; Molly Franks, sophomore MF. New Players: N/A. Outlook: Coach Thelen said, “We graduated eight starters last year, along with a lot of talent. However, I feel that we are left with some very good returning players along with younger players who should be able to step up and meet the challenges placed in front of them.We will need our only two seniors to be leaders.”

OWOSSO Coach: Chris Bird. Experience: Second year. 2010 Record: 7-13. Players Graduated: Shilo McGeehan, MF; Lena Alex, D. Players Returning: Monica Bird, senior, MF; Chelsea Michalec, sophomore, F; Abby Newbury, junior, MF; Holly Osmer, junior, MF; Katie Pierson, senior, F; Carly Smelser, senior, D; Larissa Van Sice, sophomore, D; Alycen Deering, senior MF; Madison Nevadomski, junior, D; Emily Meihl, MF; Leah Beaulac, junior, MF. New Players: Vilde Bjordal, senior, D; Anna Kruger, senior D/M; Bekah Farrell, sophomore, D, MF; Katyln Hettinger, sophomore, D; Jennah Hunt, senior, F; Sierra Powell, junior, G; Katy Van Sickle, junior, D. Outlook: Coach Bird said, “We’re got a lot of players coming back and the girls have worked harder this off season than they’ve ever had in the past and hopefully the team can get into double digits in the win column.”

PERRY Coach: Tom Wintz Experience: Second year. 2010 Record: 12-5-1. Players Graduated: Jessica Demey, GK. Players Returning: Bailey Batteen, senior, D; Megan Davidson, senior, M; Kelsey Weiler, senior, M; Brittany Johnson, senior, D; Amber Figueras, junior, D; Lisa Rosado, junior, M; Jessica Olney, junior, M; Mackenzie Reava, senior, GK; Danielle Meyer, senior, F. New Players: Erica Willoughby, junior, M; Hannah Watkins, freshman, F; Katie Graham, freshman, F; Ashley Ingersol, freshman, D. Outlook: Coach Wintz said, “The goal is to build on the success we had last year. Returning eight starters provides a great foundation.”

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Beaulac 15 minutes into the match and Chelsea Michalec, who chipped in a high shot, which was caught by Chesaning’s goalkeeper, Tiffany Loos, who was only able to secure the ball inside the net and past the goal line. Michalec, who had four shots on-goal, had two solid shots later on. The sophomore forward connected with the crossbar in the first half, and then again in the second half. And the Trojans’ solid defense helped, too. “Our defense, it’s probably the strongest we’ve had in Owosso in a long time,” Bird said, “And the girls are working real hard.” Trojans Katy Van Sickle, Carly Smelser and Larissa Van Sice were just a few of the many on the defensive unit that

kept Chesaning off balance. But despite trailing 4-0 at halftime, the Indians made several pushes to midfield and had a few good looks on net. Still, Owosso recorded a 15-1 advantage in shots on-goal. “We tightened up a little bit in the second half,” Chesaning coach Dan Lucas said. “We saw some things for us to work on just yet. It’s the first game for us, also we have not had much time to be outside this spring.” Lucas said he also saw some positives, such as the adjustments made in the second half, to build from. “Hopefully, we can get into our conference with a positive outlook,” he said. Owosso (1-0) is back from a 713 season last year, while Chesaning (0-1) is returns from an 0-19 season in 2010.


SPORTS

PREVIEW

their second-to-last game when they took on the New York Rangers with a chance to take their biggest rival out of the playoff picture with them. New Jersey grabbed a pair of onegoal leads, but faded and lost 52. That set up New York to get some help that came in the nick of time when Tampa Bay won at Carolina on Saturday night, denying the Hurricanes a chance to lock up the last spot with a home win. So the Rangers will face top-seeded Washington in the first round, hoping to avenge a series loss from two years ago in which New York led 3-1. “We’ve been in playoffs,” Rangers coach John Tortorella said of the late-season grind. “It’s been a great experience for the youth of our club. Some of the experiences we’ve gone through I think will help us. This is the next round of the playoffs for us.” The Philadelphia Flyers will look to start a second consecutive run to the Cup finals, this time from the No. 2 position instead of last year’s seventh seeding. The quest starts against Buffalo, one of the hottest teams heading into the playoffs. Boston is back in after winning the Northeast Division and will face No. 6 seed Montreal for the 33rd time and third in four years. The Bruins and Canadiens split the previous two meetings, with Boston winning in a sweep in 2009. But Montreal owns the overall edge, taking 24 of 32 series. Spicing up the already hot Original Six matchup is bad blood created when Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara seriously injured Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty with a hard check that knocked Pacioretty into a padded stanchion supporting a glass partition between the benches. “Everybody in the room knows how we match up,” Canadiens captain Brian Gionta said. “It’s not about all the other stuff that’s taken place or what’s happened this year. It’s about who can win the four games. It should be a pretty good battle.” The Bruins will be looking to erase memories of last year, when they blew a 3-0 series lead to Philadelphia in the second round and a 3-0 lead in Game 7 at home. “It was a tough situation, but we learned from it and moved on,” veteran Bruins forward Mark Recchi said. “You’ve got to grow from those experiences, and I really believe we did as a team. The guys have the right attitude and hopefully we can continue that way.”

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Byron tops Durand twice on diamond The Argus-Press BYRON — Leadoff hitter Michael Joslin was the catalyst as Byron won a non-conference doubleheader 8-5 and 11-3 (in four innings) from Durand on Monday at Byron Area High School. Joslin collected four hits — a single and a double in each game — scored four times, drove in a pair of runs and stole a base as the Eagles (2-3) won their first two games of the season. In Game 1, Durand led 2-0 with single tallies in the first and second innings before Byron went ahead 3-2 with a three-run second. A fourthinning run gave the Eagles a 4-2 lead before the Railroaders used a three-run sixth to take a 5-4 edge. The game was decided on Byron’s four-run sixth. In addition to two hits from Joslin, Skylar Adams (single, double) and Nathan Burman (single, double) each added a pair of hits for the Eagles. Other Byron hits came from Gavin Shepard (double), Nate Richardson (double) and Jake Satkowiak (single). Richardson drove in three runs, while Burman knocked in two more. Tony Wirth led Durand’s fivehit attack with a pair of singles. Phil Nanasy hit a double, while Kody Wilhelmi and Luke Telford each added a single. Joey Salvi scored twice for the Railroaders (0-2). Richardson was the winning pitcher, throwing a complete game five-hitter with nine walks and nine strikeouts. Nanasy

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer AUBURN HILLS — Charlie Villanueva drifted over toward the free-throw line as if setting a pick, then collided with Ryan Hollins. Moments later, the two had each other wrapped up, each with a hand on the other’s face while players, officials and coaches tried to break up the skirmish. It’s been a forgettable season for the Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers, but it’s almost over. Villanueva and Hollins were ejected following a fourth-quarter scuffle that nearly escalated into a fight, and the Cavaliers went on to beat the Pistons 110101 on Monday night in Detroit’s

BYRON’S ANGIE NELLIS fouls off a pitch from Durand’s Shiloh Brunet during Game 1 of a non-conference doubleheader Monday at Byron Area High School. At left is Durand catcher Rachael Smith. Baker. Byron received hits from Foster, Philburn, Graves, Angie Nellis, Kendra Satkowiak, Alexis Thompson and Alyssa Taylor.

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ed in the Adrian All-American Invitational on April 9, at which Young was first in the hammer throw. Also making a mark in field events during the last two weeks was STACEY WESTPHAL, a Corunna High School graduate who now competes in the pole vault for Saginaw Valley State University. She cleared 10 feet, 71⁄2 inches at the Spartan Invitational for eighth place

overall. At the Bulldogs Invitational, Westphal vaulted over 10 feet, 6 inches for a third-place finish behind firstplace teammate Elizabeth Wilford (10 feet, 3 7 ⁄4 inches).

STACEY WESTPHAL

Chesaning 2-2, Merrill 7-0 MERRILL — Chesaning began its season with a Tri-Valley Conference crossover twinbill split at Merrill. The Indians lost 7-2 in Game 1 before winning 2-0 in Game 2. The Vandals led 4-0 after four frames of Game 1 before Chesaning (1-1) scored single tallies in the fifth and the sixth. Merrill tacked on a three-run sixth to complete the scoring. Jim Schoof recorded the win for the Vandals by striking out 14 in seven innings. He held the Indians to two hits.

In Game 2, Leo Devota’s double was Chesaning’s only hit, but the Indians scored third- and fifth-inning runs and held on for a victory. The Vandals were shut out on four hits by Chesaning pitching.

SOFTBALL Chesaning 14-13, Merrill 15-9 MERRILL — Molly Stewart had six hits, including a triple, as Chesaning split a season-opening non-conference doubleheader Monday at Merrill. The Vandals outlasted the Indians 1514 in Game 1 before Chesaning won 13-9 in Game 2. The Indians led Game 1 at four different points — including an 11-9 edge after a five-run fifth inning — but surrendered five runs to the Vandals in the bottom of the fifth. Merrill held on for the victory. Stewart went 3-for-5 with three runs and an RBI for Chesaning in Game 1, while Haley Dankert added three singles, three runs and two RBIs. Megen Johnson took the loss for the Indians, allowing 14 runs on 14 hits with a walk and seven strikeouts. In Game 2, Merrill built a 9-3 lead before Chesaning scored the final 10 tallies, including a seven-run third inning. Stewart hit a triple and two singles, while driving in four runs and scoring twice. Emilee Shuler went 2-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs. Haley Dankert was the winning pitcher for the Indians (1-1), allowing nine runs on eight hits with three walks and three strikeouts.

Montrose 10-10, New Lothrop 4-3 MONTROSE — New Lothrop dropped both games of its season-opening non-conference doubleheader at Montrose. The Hornets scored once in the top of the first of Game 1 for their only lead all day. The Rams answered with four runs in the frame’s bottom half before leading the rest of the way. Kacie Harris and Rachel Vincke each collected two singles in the Hornets’ sevenhit attack. Abby Colston, Morgan Birchmeier

and Shelby Ebenhoeh also singled for New Lothrop. Colston took the loss by allowing 10 runs on seven hits with four walks and a strikeout in seven innings. Montrose scored three times in the top of the second en route a Game 2 victory. The Hornets tied the contest at three in the third, but the Rams rallied for three sixthinning runs and four seventh-inning tallies. Colston, Harris and Vrable each hit a pair of singles, while other New Lothrop hits came from Vincke, Ebenhoeh, Birchmeier, Alaina Krupp, Brittney Kline and Katie Priest. Birchmeier was handed the loss by giving up 6 runs on 10 hits with seven walks and one strikeout over five innings.

BOYS GOLF Chesaning places third at Alma TVC Jamboree ALMA — The first Tri-Valley Conference Central Division Boys Golf Jamboree went to host Alma on Monday at Pine River Country Club. The Panthers needed 173 shots to best a field that included Saginaw Swan Valley (180), Chesaning (188), Freeland (192), Hemlock (195), Ovid-Elsie (197), Midland Bullock Creek (202) and Shepherd (244). Alma’s Brett Green and Swan Valley’s Brian Fisk each shot a 40 to tie for medalist honors. Ethan Dankert led Chesaning with a 43, followed by Luke Dankert (46), John Keys (47) and Jason Muirhead (52). Robbie Dobski led Ovid-Elsie with a 44, followed by Hayden Fouts (49), Blade Thornton (50) and Rudy Osorio (54).

EDITOR’S NOTES Baseball and softball doubleheaders featuring Morrice at Portland St. Patrick were postponed Monday because of heavy flooding in Ionia County. Both twinbills will be made up at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Morrice. ... No information of New Lothrop’s season-opening baseball doubleheader at Montrose was obtained before press time. ... A boys golf match, originally slated for Monday between Corunna and Owosso at Owosso Country Club, has been moved to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Corunna Hills Golf Course.

Cavaliers defeat Pistons after late skirmish

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Ashley Kingsbury, a sophomore, also had two hits while Marissa Floate drove in three runs. Hitting safely for Durand were Jalynn Cunningham, Gab Ducharme, Smith, Hannah

hurled five innings, allowing four runs on seven hits with six walks and four strikeouts before being relieved. In Game 2, Byron’s eight-run third inning broke a three-all tie after two frames. The game was halted after four innings because of darkness. Joslin had two hits, scored two runs and drove in a pair of runs. Shepard and Jordan Coffey each hit a double and knocked in two runs apiece, while singles came off the bats of Richardson, T.J. Tabor, Kyle Brugger, A.J. Morley and Jason Gulick. Other RBIs were collected by Tabor, Brugger, Morley, Gulick and Jameson Dean. Wirth, Nanasy and Tyler Phillips had singles in Durand’s three-hit attack. Phillips scored twice. Shepard, who was credited with the win for the Eagles, pitched four innings, allowed three runs on three hits with six walks amd four strikeouts. Wirth took the loss, yielding 11 runs on nine hits with six walks and four strikeouts in three innings.

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In the sixth, with the bases loaded and clinging to a 6-4 lead, Durand’s Ashley Kingsbury made a running catch in shallow center field and then threw out a Byron baserunner at the plate with the aid of a tag by catcher Rachael Smith. “Rachael helped me out a lot with the tag because I didn’t think my throw was good enough,” Ashley Kingsbury said. “But she made a nice play.” Durand, battled back with four runs in the last of the fifth to lead 5-3. The Railroaders led 64 entering the top of the seventh but the Eagles, getting leadoff walks from Felicia Foster and Ashtin McGuire, pushed across two runs with the aid of a Durand error and wild pitch to force extra innings. The Railroaders scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the eighth as Becca Lindgren came home. She had been safe on a Byron error.

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advance past Phoenix again they could pose a serious threat to the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Vancouver Canucks and the second-seeded San Jose Sharks, who despite being a dominant regular-season team in recent years are still seeking their first trip to the finals. The Canucks, who topped the NHL with a team-record 117 points, have been knocked out in the second round by Chicago in two consecutive years. The Blackhawks rode last season’s win all the way to the Stanley Cup title and will likely have confidence again when they take on Vancouver in the first round. Don’t think that the Canucks haven’t taken notice. “We took a very hard look at the end of the playoffs organizationally about where we were, and we analyzed every element of this team from training staff, medical staff, coaching staff, players, how we handled things as managers,” Vancouver general manager Mike Gillis said. “The experience of losing two years in a row to the same team was one that was very difficult for a lot of people to accept. However, we did it with a team that we don’t think is as competitive as the team we have this year. Overall, we feel more confident this year.” The Blackhawks might be sensing a new lease on life, too, given their fortunate road to the playoffs. Chicago could’ve made it an easy Sunday for the team and its fans by beating the Red Wings at home, but Detroit showed why it is so good this time of year and left with a 4-3 victory. That opened the door for the Dallas Stars to sneak in at No. 8, but with their season on the line they were beaten by already-eliminated Minnesota. The Wild won one more for their home fans and for coach Todd Richards, who was fired Monday. So, what does this second chance mean for the Blackhawks? The Canucks certainly would like to make their title defense end early. “They definitely got in not the traditional way, but at the end of the day they got in,” said Montreal defenseman Brent Sopel, a member of the Blackhawks last season. “It doesn’t matter how you get in. Good for them. Now you’ve got 16 great teams that are battling, and it’s anybody’s ballgame.” In the other Western matchups, the Sharks will take on the Los Angeles Kings in a rare all-California series, and the Anaheim Ducks will face the Nashville Predators. Back in the East, the Devils had one last thing to play for in

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It may be early in the outdoor track and field season, but area athletes are already posting great individual performances. EDITOR’S NOTE: Do you know of a college athlete we’re missing? E-mail Argus-Press sports writer Matt Wilson at mwilson@argus-press.com or call him at 725-5136, Ext. 226, so we can better keep up with our area college athletes.

home finale. Daniel Gibson scored 17 points for Cleveland, including a five-point play in the third quarter that helped the Cavaliers pull away. “You’ve got to be careful with the quiet ones, right?” Villanueva said after the game. “At the end of the day, that’s something that happened on the

court. It should stay on the court. I overreacted. He said some things that kind of got me upset.” Villanueva said Hollins had thrown an elbow before the two squared off with 5:47 left in the fourth quarter. After they were separated, Villanueva came running from the Detroit bench area

while teammate Rodney Stuckey, a security officer and an assistant coach tried to restrain him. He ended up running down the wrong tunnel, and Hollins stayed on court until Villanueva left. “There are going to be a lot of fines, I know that. Not to me, though,” Cleveland’s J.J. Hickson said.


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Celebrating reading month Submit material for Kids Korner

RIGHT: Laurie Miller from the Shiawassee County Farm Bureau reads an alphabet book about soybeans to kindergarteners at Leonard Elementary in Ovid. “Soybeans from A to Z” was then donated to the school library.

Teachers and parents interested in submitting material to run on the Kids Korner page can drop it off at The Argus-Press, located at 201 E. Exchange St. in Owosso, or items can be sent to the Kids Korner e-mail address: kidskorner.arguspress@gmail.com. Be sure to include the child’s first and last name and the name of the school they attend. Kids love to see their names in the paper, and we would love to include them.

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ABOVE: Dr. Ryan Cunningham reads “Pinkilicious” to students in Marcy Westenberg’s kindergarten class.

LEFT: Lisa Hunt, Leonard’s speech and language pathologist, dresses up in character to read “Lyle, Lyle the Crocodile in The House of East 88th Street” as part of her push in services.

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LEFT: Renee Webster’s third grade class at Perry East Elementary celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday by taking time to read from the author’s vast collection. ABOVE: Nicole Reeb’s second grade class at Perry East Elementary celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday by reading together.

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BUYERS AND SELLERS Wanted! Central School PTO MOM to MOM sale Saturday April 16 9-1. We need your stuff. Tables are $15.00 each or 2/$25.00 please call Heather Smith 989-413-0487 ESTATE SALE OF Maron Residence. Thurs. April 14, Fri. April 15 & Sat. April 16, 8:00am-6:00pm. 1115 Meadow Dr., Owosso, MI Sale includes a variety of items: Refrigerator & stove, furniture, home furnishings, large selection of tools, Owosso memorabilia, Antiques, collectibles & much more. Numbers will be passed out the 1st day at 7:00am.

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Wedding & Party Tents Available. Tables/Chairs Matt, 517-325-3487 NEED CASH — In Hand? Classified can! Call today to advertise your no longer needed items, 725-5136.

MOM 2 MOM SALE– Alma Middle School. 1700 N. Pine Ave, Alma Huge indoor sale! Over 70 tables to shop! Saturday, April 16th 9AM-1PM Quality used items for infant through elementary age: Clothing, books, games, videos, toys and more! Questions? mom2mom.yfc@gmail.com

OWOSSO TRADE CENTER 108 W. Mason, Owosso Vendors, 517-651-0020

WEEKEND DEADLINE Candy Making Supplies Merckens Chocolates Candy Molds Caramel - Candy Fillings Crunches Packaging Candy Cups Sucker Sticks ***** Fancy Cupcake Papers Sprinkles - Sanding Sugars Jimmies - Decorative Sugar Overlays

The Bake Shop 207 N. Washington St. Owosso, MI 48867

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Motorcycles- 270 ATVs

SHOP 24/7 www.laclair.com LaClair Sales, Chesaning 1 800 882-4563

1978 HONDA GOLDWING– Extra parts, runs. $1500. 989-743-5594

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Classic Vehicles 1957 CHEVY 210 wagon– 327. Oklahoma car. $4000. 989-413-4180

GARY’S DRYWALL FINISHING “Hang, finish, repairs” (517) 927-3853 garysdrywallfinishing.com

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HANDYMAN – Rich Warner’s Handyman Services. Licensed builder. Great rates. 989-277-8637

WANTED to buy– Old cars &parts; 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s. New old stock dealer left overs to good used. Scott, 734-475-1789, evenings

ROOFING, VINYL SIDING – Replacement windows. Specializing in pole barns and garages. Free estimates and References. Ed Pierce, Licensed Builder. 288-5496.

Drywall, hanging & finishing, pole barns, siding, decks, all remodeling, roofing. Licensed and Insured. Call Larry Holmes Construction, 989-288-3909, Durand

CALL CHUBBY’S SCRAP IT – We pay cash for all junk vehicles and junk equipment. 989-277-4443.

BRAD’S HOME IMPROVEMENT – Roofing Siding-Home Repairs. NO JOB TOO SMALL. Licensed & Insured. 725-2975.

SCRAP AUTOS AND BATTERIES WANTED– Car bat. $9.00, light commercial $14, heavy comm. $22. Junk vehicles $50-$600. SpecialtySalvage 725-8062

BROWN’S HOME REPAIR AND REMODELING – Roofing, siding, doors and windows. Kitchens and baths. Screen and glass repair. (989)277-1355.

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STORAGE SHEDS 8x8’ Barn style. $700. 10X10’ $850. other sizes available. Pricing includes materials AND labor! Larry Holmes Construction. 989-288-3909.

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Help Wanted ...............................380 Houses For Rent.........................840 Houses For Sale .........................910 Hunting Property.........................575 In Memoriam...............................050 Job Opportunities........................410 Land For Sale Or Rent................880 Lawn & Garden...........................620 Licensed Contracting ..................290 Licensed Child Care ...................445 Livestock - Horses ......................530 Lost - Strayed - Found ................060 Lots For Sale ..............................930 Manufactured Homes .................760 Medical Help Wanted..................382 Miscellaneous .............................560 Motorcycles - ATV’s....................270 Moving - Storage ........................320 Musical........................................680 Notice Of Public Sale..................130 Office Equipment ........................564

1998 SUZUKI ESTEEM G L Broken Cradle, Great Engine, No Rust Body, Good Interior, tires and Jeep Radio $900.00 Or Best. Judy at 989 720-4633

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Art Sholtey’s Moving Sale 45 Years of Accumulation 30 Year NASCAR and car collection. Danbury Mint cars and trucks also. Toy farm tractor collection. Men’s and women’s clothing, Carhartt jackets and bibs. Many Ditch Witch shirts, jackets, and brass belt buckles. Dishes, glasses, household items and office furniture. Many books, old MSU programs and Sports Illustrated magazines.

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Argus-Press Classified • 989-725-5136 TONY SUTTER, BUILDER New Construction, remodeling, roofing, siding, pole barn, additions. Free estimates. Licensed/ insured. 989-845-2322.

Sand 330 Gravel - Dirt GW HOLZHAUSEN – Specializing in driveways. Free onsite estimates. Nice black dirt, cheap, sand, stones, crushed concrete, etc. 989-627-3638.

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QUALITY Interior Painting for Le$$ – Same day call back, Roger.989-845-3114 Watch The Classifieds

Painting Decorating

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ANNIE’S PAINTING- Quality Affordable Painting. 989 288-4601 -810 423-7511

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CLERICAL HELP WANTED– Must have good organizational skills, strong typing skills and basic knowledge of Microsoft Workbooks. Must have an outgoing personality and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Part/full time position available. We offer competitive pay. Please bring resume to: Graff Chevy Durand, 9009 E. Lansing Rd., Durand MI 48429. See Tom Gotham. Look For It In Classifieds!

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CUSTOMER SERVICE– Representatives needed to help schools and organizations obtain money. Work with coaches, principals, PTA’s and groups. $15/$20 hour average. Call 804-915-7092 DRIVERS WANTED– FULL and part-time, regional and long haul. BSBC health ins., minumum 1 year exp 800-336-2458 M-F, 8a-5p EXPERIENCED SERVER/ GREETER– Apply in person: Owosso Big Boy, 1709 E. Main St. HOME HEALTH CARE worker needed immediately. Must have excellent references. 989-445-0184 OFFICE PERSONNEL WANTED– Seeking a qualified individual. Must have computer skills, customer service skills and someone who wants to work in a fast paced environment Wed.-Sun. Transportation background preferred, but not necessary. Send resume to PO Box 1063 Owosso, MI 48867 SEEKING DEDICATED SUB DRIVER – Willing to sub for daily newspaper carrier Hours and days will vary. Serious inquiries only. call 989-666-1422 Please leave message. SHORT ORDER COOK– Evenings, Monday-Friday. Apply at Glenbrier Golf Course 4178 W. Locke Rd., Perry

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SHORT ORDER COOK, BARTENDER WANTED – Great pay, benefits available. Cooters Bar and Grill, downtown Elsie. Call (989)862-9602.

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480 Pets ANIMALS TO LOVE – Find them everyday in The Argus-Press Classified Section. COMPLETE K-9 TRAINING & BEHAVIOR SEMINAR – April 30, Owosso, 12 to 3 p.m. Covering training, behavior, equipment, solving common behavior issues. $35 Includes lunch, registration required. 723-2355. muskegon.wzzm13.com/bus iness-directory/54221/com plete-k9

DOG HOUSE – Extra large insulated. And 10x10x6 dog kennel. 288-4163. LAB PUPPIES– AKC. Chocolate. Shots and wormed. $300. 517-625-3428

CODY’S LAWN Dan Cody, 989 277-4538 CORDS LAWN CO. Lawnmowing 989-723-2571 D&H LAWN SERVICE Rolling, Mowing. Accepting new clients. 989-666-5007 DO YOU HAVE A SERVICE TO OFFER? Place your ad in this classification! Call 725-5136

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HOUSE & CARPET cleaning– Call Clean as a Whistle Cleaning Service. 989-721-6199 MECHANICAL WORK– De-winterization, any light work. Eaves cleaned, landscaping, hauling, tree work ETC. Free estimates!! 989-627-0845 MONROE LAWN CARE– Lawn mowing. Residential, commerical. 277-8137. OLD YELLER STUMP GRINDING – Best prices around. Insured. Call Jim. 723-4303.

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NEED GARAGE DOOR REPAIR? – 23+ Years, sales & service. Lake State Door LLC. 989-277-9698.

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Guns WE BUY ANY GUN– Handguns, ETC. Tri-City Trading Post. 117 E. Main St., Owosso. 989-472-4771

QUALITY FREEZER BEEF Texas Long Horn steersready for processing. $1.85 Per lb. Call (989)666-2503.

BUYING U.S. COINS – GOLD & SILVER. Paying top dollar. Call Scott, 989-714-2623.

BEEHIVES– BEGINNER TO advanced. Supers also available. 989-845-1414 PURE SHIAWASSEE COUNTY maple syrup– $40/gallon. $12/quart. 989-723-7456 QUALITY HAY– 1ST cutting square and round bales. Delivery available. (989)277-3166

WANTED Propane tank. (989)723-2849 YOUNG FARMER LOOKING for productive farmland in Shiawassee, Genesse, Saginaw Counties. Any size acreage. Willing to pay top dollar for productive land. 989-666-1448, or email eicherja@msu.edu

559 Freebies 4 FREE BRIDGESTONE Turanza P195/55R16 tires From a Toyota Prius 3/32 tread.Call 989-277-9225 WOODEN SWING SET– With slide, swings and merry-go-round. 723-4164

560 Miscellaneous TOOLS --AT WHOLESALE PRICES !!! Air, Electric & Hand Tools - Pulleys and V-Belts, Woodworking & Metal Machinery, Hose, Welding Supplies, Vises Cutting Tools and more !!! INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY OF OWOSSO (989) 725-7185 Mon. thru Fri. 8:30 to 5 pm Saturday 9:00 to 12 noon PUBLIC WELCOME !!!! 2 BURIAL PLOTS and vaults– Hillcrest Cemetery, Garden of the Last Supper. $2700. (989)307-0200 2 CEMETERY LOTS– Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery. Garden of Devotion. $1000 for both. 989-821-8075 or 713-301-9245

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HAVE FUN THIS SUMMER SAILING – JY14 sailboat. 14 Ft. long with trailer. $2000 Firm. 989-413-0343 SHRINK WRAPPING– Boat detailing and auto. Perry Car Care. (989)627-8646

Sporting Equipment

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610 Campers - RV’s 2004 34 FT. Fleetwood Bounder Motorhome. Under 10,000 miles, loaded, 3 slides, excellent condition. $61,000 989-725-5338 MONTANA/MOUNTAINEER 33 1/2 ft. with 2 slides, sleeps 6. Used by seniors with no pets or smoking. 989-834-5394 or 989-277-7508

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BILL’S – Jonsered Chain Saws. Country Clipper Zero Turns. Repair lawn equipment and chain saws. 723-7961. 2nd Location: 1500 Corunna Ave., 725-2533. Pickup/delivery. ALLOW MILLENNIUM LAWN to take care of all of your commercial and residential lawn care needs this upcoming season at a price you can afford! Millennium is fully insured, dependable, and friendly and offers a 10% senior discount. For low rates with high quality call 989-494-8249 or 989-723-3698. BULK GARDEN SEEDS Sweet corn; Seed potatoes. Flower seeds. Open everyday, Albaugh Farms, 305 S. Baldwin Rd., Owosso. 723-2697. COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE Hip high, planted in your yard. $15 per tree. 989-666-3590.

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LOVESEAT WITH PULLout twin sleeper. Never used. Brown bonded leather with cushions. Great condition $225 288-6416

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760 Manufactured Homes 3 BEDROOM– Maple Leaf Community. 2 bath, deep 1 car garage, shed, 2 decks, central air, all appliances, custom window treatments 989-834-0810 APRIL PRICE SPECIALS! Woods & Fields is slashing prices on select homes this month. Call us because these short-term reductions won’t be listed on your website. Your total payments for a home could be less than $500 per month including site rent, water, sewer & trash service! No Gimmicks- just affordable housing and low everyday site rent. Financing available to qualified buyers. Bruised credit OK. Call 729-9644 or visit www.owossohomes.net HIGH END HOME! 1800 sq. ft. of light wood floors and contemporary colors. Remodeled home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, sunken family room, floor-to-ceiling fireplace, light filled kitchen and 2 car garage. Call Randy at 729-9644 or www.owossohomes.net WOODS & FIELDS home for sale– Two bedrooms, fireplace, A/C, big whirlpool tub and big deck. $9995 or reasonable offer. 989-245-2117.

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EFFICIENCY ROOM No Pets, No Smoking (989) 725-2470 ROOM FOR RENT Completely furnished and cable. 725-3100.

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$$$$ $PRING into the $avings at Corlett Creek 1 BDR $475, 2 BDR $540. Includes Heat, water and refuse 1105 N. Chipman St., Owosso. M-F 1-5pm. 989-725-7726

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233 Walnut St., Corunna *1 & 2 bedrooms available *Rent starting at 1 bedroom $530, 2 bedroom $548 month *Water, sewer & garbage included *MSHDA Vouchers accepted. (989)743-6200 TTY 800-649-3777 Professionally Managed By Medallion Mgmt. Inc. www.medallionmgmt.com This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider Equal Housing Opportunity

2-3 BEDROOM– Country living on river setting. Corunna Schools, utilities included. No pets. $675 Plus deposit. 989-288-6950 or 517-204-5700. 4 BEDROOM – 1 1/2 Baths. $795 Month, includes all utilities. RealChek member. 277-1496. CORUNNA– 1 bedroom– Upstairs. Single occupancy $345. Stove, refrigerator, garbage. No pets or smoking. References and deposit. Call 989-277-1196

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1 AND 2-BEDROOM – Upstairs. $300-$400 per month. Deposit required. Tenant pays own utilities. 989-723-1763. 1 BEDROOM $395 Month plus deposit. 989 413-2754 1 BEDROOM UPSTAIRS – Owosso. $340 Month, utilities not included. No pets, no smoking. 989-277-7250

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CORUNNA EFFICIENCY– DOWN. Prime neighborhood. Private entrance. Range, fridge, water, refuse service incl. $300. No dogs. 989-729-1044 DURAND – ATTRACTIVE 1 & 2 BEDROOM. Spring and Senior Specials! Heat, water and trash included. 989-288-2929. DURAND-MONROE MANOR SENIOR APARTMENTS – 1 And 2 bedroom. Rent starts at $495 (based on income if qualified), 62 years or older, disabled (regardless of age). Barrier free available. Call Gerald 989-277-2587, Susan 616-942-6553. Equal Opportunity Provider. Equal Housing Opportunity. TDD 800-649-3777.

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GINGER SQUARE – Accepting applications for 2, 3 and 4-bedroom town homes. Dishwashers, carports, washer/dryer hookups, heat and electric included. Rent based on income. Equal Housing Opportunity. 1200 Penbrook, 989-723-1331. TTY/TDD 1-800-567-5857. NEWLY REMODELED – 1 bedroom apartments. Corunna. Walking distance to town and schools. 1 Bedroom, $425 and $475, $300 deposit. Water and garbage included. Call 288-6950 / 517-204-5700 OAKWOOD TERRACE – 2 Bedroom apartment, heat and water paid. 989413-1476. Move-in-special PERRY– BRADBERRY PARK APTS. 2 bedroom 2 bath. NO DEPOSIT NO 1st MONTH RENT!!! Starting at $575 a month! CALL NOW 517-675-2059 SMALL 1 BEDROOM – Upper. 609 E. Oliver. $395. No pets. 989-494-8249. STEWART BUILDING CORUNNA– 1 bedroom up. Furnished including utilities. No smoking , no pets. Very neat and clean. 989-743-3329 STUDIO APARTMENT DOWNSTAIRS – Near downtown. $300 Month, plus deposit. Includes heat, garbage, water, stove and refrigerator. Call 989-379-2244 or 989-255-8700.

Commercial 810 Property for Rent 2155 WEST M-21, across from Mclaren Rent-It. Call Al 989-277-8717 CITY LOT/DURAND– 80FT X 149 ft. $22,000 or best. Dover Estates Sub. Flowing creek behind lot. 989-288-6046 or 989-239-1723 L&H HOLDING INC.– Has 2000 sq. ft. All a customer needs at 1060 E. Main St., Owosso. Ready for immediate occupancy. 989-725-1296 ext. 201

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2 BEDROOM – 1020 N. Water. $650 Month, plus deposit. No pets. Call 989-723-6827. or 989-721-1511 4-5 BEDROOM, 3 1/2 Bath. 2 Car garage. Finished walkout basement. $1500 Month. Call 989-239-2486. DURAND 3 BEDROOM home– 1 Mile outside Durand in beautiful subdivision with 1 acre. Newly remodeled, new furnace, central air, attached 1 1/2 car garage. $700 month plus $700 deposit. Call 616-868-6879 MORRICE – 3 Bedroom. A park behind property. Water, trash, sewer included. 3 Unit building. $675 Month. 517-896-1994.

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HICKORY MANOR – 2 Bedroom townhouse, 1 1/2 baths, basement. W/D Hookup. $650. Also 2 bedroom; $525. No pets. (989)725-5477. KENSINGTON ARMS-Spacious 2 bedroom. No pets. New move-In special. Call 989-413-1476

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R & J HAULING – No job too big or too small. Senior Citizen Discount. 989-729-8992.

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EASTERN MICHIGAN LAND SCAPING & SUPPLY– Best prices! We deliver or pick up. New lawn care customers get 4 free cuts with contract. 989-413-4795

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GUILE & SON– Commercial and residential mowing. Over 10 years experience. 1st two mows free with signed contract. 517-376-2116

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GENERAL HANDYMAN AND REMODELING- Reliable. $15/hr. Almost anything. Drywalling, decks, plumbing, repairs, tear downs, yard work. (989)640-9328

BURN BARRELS $10 (989)723-3261

YARD SHEDS – & More. Better construction. 15 years from this location. 834-2028.www.bcbarns.com

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FLANNIGAN’S LAWN CARE - Spring cleanup, yards rolled, gutter cleaning. Some tree trimming. Odd jobs. Accepting new customers. 989-288-4741.

ASSORTED SIZES ROOF tresses and floor tresses. 810-638-2020

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ABSOLUTELY ALL - Appliances, all scrap metal. Cash paid. 989-725-5484

ALL JOBS – Clean walls, windows, floors, clean eaves. Trim hedges, haul HOME BUYERS brush, trash. Painting. Carpet cleaning/upholstery GUIDE Watch for our Home Buy- 4 rooms, $85. 725-5484 ers Guide at area businesses and news- ALL METALS WANTED– stands. Realtors, contrac- Autos, appliances, air contors, businesses and ditioners. Batteries, electric private par ties are wel- motors, mowers, motorcycome to advertise in the cles, snowmobiles, tillers, Home Buyers Guide. Call junk piles etc. We load. The Argus Press Classi- Cash paid. Free pick-up. (989) fied Dept. at 725-5136 for Call Bill or Deb. infor mation and prices. 661-7860 Copy deadline is the 15th of each month. AUTOS WANTED – For scrap. $50 -$600 Will beat competitors. 725-8062.

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LAINGSBURG, LOOKING GLASS TERRACE – Accepting applications for wait list. 2 Bedrooms. 62 Years or older. Rent starts at $340 (based on income if qualified). Contact Dave 517-651-2611 or Susan 616-942-6553. Equal Opportunity Provider. Equal Housing Opportunity. TDD 800-649-3777. LENNON, 2 BEDROOM. $475 & utilities. $500 dep. No pets 810-444-7368 MAKING THE ROUNDS – In search of a new apartment? Let classified do the leg work ... check the listings today! NEW LOTHROP COMMONS – 1 And 2 bedroom apartments. Rent starts at $550. Heat included. Barrier free available. Call Dave 989-413-2177, Susan 616-942-6553 or apmrd@sbcglobal.net Equal opportunity provider. Equal Housing Opportunity. TDD 800-649-3777.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

BLONDIE - by D. Young and J. Raymond

ARLO AND JANICE - by Jimmy Johnson

SHOE - by Chris Cassatt and Gary Brookins

MONTY - by Jim Meddick

Your material possibilities for acquisition will be exceptionally strong in the year ahead, but, of course, you’ll have to make the most of your many opportunities. This includes situations that you now think of as only side ventures. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Don’t just sit around and fantasize about your big dream, get out there and take measures to make it happen. You’ll never know if it’s possible until you try. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Every once in a while, the possibility for personal gain can be stronger than usual, and it might be one of those times. Treat with special respect any propositions brought to you. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — It is quite possible that you have not one but two possible business partnership arrangements in the offing. Both could take off and start generating something extra. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Look for the negative conditions that have had a deleterious effect on your work or career to start diminishing. The walls that crumble will be replaced with bridges. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — There’s a good chance that you could spot something propitious in a situation that isn’t obvious to others. Keep it to yourself as long as possible, so that you can promote it without interference. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — It might be the perfect time that you’ve been waiting for, to bring to a positive conclusion a matter that has been fraught with trouble. Give your problem top priority. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Don’t be fearful of tackling the huge project that’s on your mind. If your evaluations are realistic and reasonable, the results you’re looking for could be quite impressive. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — It behooves you to devote some serious time to an arrangement that you believe has profitable potential. You’re likely to not only be right, but to be luckier than usual as well. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Confine all risks and gambles only to situations in which you have total control over all the key elements involved, such as marketing, methods, timing and production. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — The fact that certain friends and/or associates are looking out for your interests makes you rather fortunate. They’re likely to do a better job for you than you could do for yourself. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Instead of thinking about what could go wrong, start concentrating on all the situations that could go right. A positive attitude attracts all kinds of good things. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Albeit a brief one, you’re presently in a cycle that could be excellent for fulfilling some of your ambitions and/or material needs. A positive mindset brings numerous opportunities.

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Clockmaker runs out of time Q: I just bought a beautiful novelty clock at a garage sale. The Ansonia Clock Company manufactured the item. What can you tell me about this company? — M.A.V., Naples, Fla. A: In 1850, the Ansonia Clock Company formed as a subsidiary of the Ansonia Brass Company in Ansonia, Conn.; in 1878, the firm moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. At first, the business was incredibly profitable. Just prior to World War I, it manufactured 440 different clock models; by 1920, the number had decreased to 136 models and later fewer than 50. In 1926, the company sold its Brooklyn warehouse. In 1929, most of the machinery was sold to interests in the Soviet Union. In 1969, the rights to use the name, trademarks and goodwill were transferred to Ansonia Clock Co. Inc. in Lynnwood, Wash., which sold imported timepieces. The company ceased operation on Dec. 31, 2006. The original company created tens of thousands of upscale shelf clocks and elegant statue clocks. Q: Did Demi Moore appear in episodes of the soap opera “General Hospital”? — A.Z., Glendora, Calif. A: Born on Nov. 1, 1962, Demi Moore made her film debut in a 3-D movie entitled “Parasite” in 1982. The following year, she played the part of Jackie Templeton, an aggressive, ambitious reporter on “General Hospital.” Her role was short-lived (1983 to 1984), but she made an impression. Within a few years, she had skyrocketed to stardom. Q: Did Babe Ruth ever get married? Any children? — F.J.S., Reading, Pa. A: Babe Ruth married Helen Woodford in 1914. Owing to his infidelities, the couple reportedly separated around 1926; she died in a fire in Watertown, Mass., in January 1929. Ruth had two daughters. Babe and Helen adopted

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Dorothy Ruth. Decades later, she wrote a book, “My Dad, the Babe,” claiming she was Ruth’s biological child by a girlfriend named Juanita Jennings. Ruth adopted Julia Hodgson when he married her mother, actress and model Claire Merritt Hodgson. Ruth was still married to Claire when he died in August 1948. Julia threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the final game in the original Yankee Stadium on Sept. 21, 2008. Q: Whatever happened to actor Lewis Smith, who starred in the TV miniseries “North and South”? — M.M., Glenolden, Pa. A: Lewis Smith entered the world in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Aug. 1, 1956. Best known for his role as Charles Main in the first and second parts of “North and South,” he has since appeared in numerous TV shows and TV movies. He founded the Actors Academy in Los Angeles, Calif., to help prepare students who aspire to work in film and television. Q: What is so significant about the Roaring Forties? Other than being the decade of my birth, I see no reason for the nickname. — R.L., Waco, Texas A: The Roaring Forties refer to the winds between latitudes 40 degrees and 50 degrees south in the Southern Hemisphere, where the westerly winds occur. These winds are strong, often gale force throughout the year. Write to Mr. Know-It-All at AskMrKIA@gmail.com or c/o United Feature Syndicate, 200 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016.

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DEAR ABBY: I would like to respond to “Agnostic Dad in South Carolina” (Feb. 16), who wondered about how to answer the inevitable “Is there a God?” question his children will ask. My parents had strong but differing Christian faiths. They compromised when bringing us up, and we went to the church nearest our home (another denomination). Further, when we were teens, they allowed us to “sample” other religious traditions to determine what would suit us best. I became agnostic, and like “Dad in S.C.,” was unsure what to tell my son. My husband and I do not belong to any organized religion and didn’t take him to church as a youngster. Instead, we introduced stories from the Bible at bedtime, and allowed him to attend his friends’ churches when he asked to. More important, we showed him that all people are to be valued and that differences are to be respected. Our son is now in his late 20s. He’s a gentle, caring person with an interest in people from other cultures, religions and circumstances. Whether he is agnostic, religious or an atheist is a personal matter to him. He’s comfortable with his beliefs and doesn’t impose them on anyone else. As a parent, I couldn’t ask for more. FREE-THINKING MOM IN WASHINGTON

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DEAR MOM: Thank you for writing. Many readers were eager to offer guidance on this subject to a fellow parent. Read on: DEAR ABBY: Despite eight years of Catholic education, I’m an atheist. My wife is a Lutheran. We’ve never argued about it because we feel everyone has a right to religious freedom. We have three sons, whom she took to church and Sunday school regularly with my complete support. We discussed in advance what our answer should be when the God question came up. Our response was: “Some people believe there is a God and others do not. You will get a sound religious education, and when the time comes, you will decide for yourself.” Our sons are now adults with families. Two are religious; one is not. At family meals we join hands and say grace. Some recite it — some just listen — and everybody’s happy. HARMONIOUS IN ILLINOIS

DEAR ABBY: There is no problem for “Agnostic” and his wife to “handle.” If his children ask if there’s a God, he should model honesty for them and say what he thinks. So should his wife. If the kids get two different answers, they will learn that not everyone shares the same opinion. Suggesting that “Dad” not express his view plainly, without input from his wife, amounts to recommending that they collude in providing a dishonest answer. EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN IOWA DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are agnostic parents of two adult children, both of whom are tolerant, open-minded and decent people. My advice to “Dad” is to read some of the excellent books that are available about discussing God and religion with children. He should also look into the Unitarian Universalist church, which does not push any one creed but encourages people to find their own beliefs in a supportive environment. NANCY H. IN TEXAS ****** Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


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Death toll in Belarus subway blast reaches 12

Japan ups nuke crisis severity to match Chernobyl By YURI KAGEYAMA

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarusian authorities said today they have suspects in a subway bombing as the death toll rose to 12, with more than 200 wounded. The opposition, meanwhile, voiced fears that the attack may lead to an increased crackdown on dissent. Belarus’ domestic security agency, which still goes under its Soviet-era name KGB, said it had identified the likely perpetrator of Monday’s explosion at a busy downtown subway station and was searching for him. It didn’t elaborate. Interior Minister Anatoly Kuleshov said police had created composite pictures of two male suspects using testimony from witnesses. He said the bomb apparently was radio-controlled. The Interior Ministry said the bomb placed under a bench on the Oktyabrskaya station exploded as people were coming off the trains during the evening rush hour. The Oktyabrskaya station is within 100 meters of the presidential administration building and the Palace of the Republic, a concert hall often used for government ceremonies. Belarus’ authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko said at a meeting with officials late Monday that foreign forces could be behind the explosion, but he didn’t elaborate. Authorities said 204 people sought medical help and 157 of them were hospitalized, including 22 in critical condition. Viktor Sirenko, the chief doctor of the Minsk Emergency Hospital, said that many victims had lost arms or legs. People streamed to the site of explosion to lay flowers as police tightened security at all subway stations.

and RYAN NAKASHIMA Associated Press TOKYO — Japan raised the crisis level at its crippled nuclear plant today to a severity on par with the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, citing high overall radiation leaks that have contaminated the air, tap water, vegetables and seawater. Japanese nuclear regulators said they raised the rating from 5 to 7 — the highest level on an international scale of nuclear accidents overseen by the International Atomic Energy Agency — after new assessments of radiation leaks from the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant since it was disabled by the March 11 tsunami. The new ranking signifies a “major accident” that includes widespread effects on the environment and health, according to the Vienna-based IAEA. But Japanese officials played down any health effects and stressed that the harm caused by Chernobyl still far outweighs that caused by the

Fukushima plant. The revision came a day after the government added five communities to a list of places people should leave to avoid long-term radiation exposure. A 12-mile radius already had been cleared around the plant. The news was received with chagrin by residents in Iitate, one of the five communities, where high levels of radiation have been detected in the soil. The village of 6,200 people is about 24 miles from the Fukushima plant. “It’s very shocking to me,” said Miyuki Ichisawa, 52, who runs a coffee shop in Iitate. “Now the government is officially telling us this accident is at the same level of AP Photo/Tokyo Electric Power Co.,File Chernobyl.” IN THIS SUNDAY image taken by T-Hawk drone aircraft and Japanese officials said the released by Tokyo Electric Power Co., the aerial view shows the leaks from the Fukushima plant damaged reactor building of Unit 4, left, of the tsunami-crippled so far amount to a tenth of the radiation emitted in the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima Chernobyl disaster, but said they Prefecture, northeastern Japan. eventually could exceed Chernobyl’s emissions if the crivery sorry to the public, people for causing such a serious accisis continues. Cabinet “This reconfirms that this is an living near the nuclear complex dent,” said Chief extremely major disaster. We are and the international community Secretary Yukio Edano.

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Swazi police block square MANZINI, Swaziland (AP) — Police in Swaziland were rounding up activists and detaining people on the streets to prevent pro-democracy protests today in sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarchy. In recent weeks, an online campaign has tried to rally support for today’s protests, which come exactly 38 years after the current Swazi king’s father, King Sobhuza II, banned political parties and abandoned the country’s constitution. Today, more than 150 Swazi police guarded the square where pro-democracy protesters had planned to demonstrate in the country’s economic hub, Manzini.

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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — President Alassane Ouattara called on all fighters to put down their arms now that the longtime strongman has been captured after his refusal to cede power sparked violence leaving bodies piled at morgues. More than 1 million civilians fled their homes and untold numbers were killed in the more than four-month power struggle between the two rivals. The standoff threatened to re-ignite a civil war in the world’s largest cocoa producer, once divided in two by a civil war nearly a decade ago. “After more than four months of post-electoral crisis, marked by so many human lives lost, we are finally at the dawn of a new era of hope,” Ouattara said in an address to the nation on radio and television late Monday.

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