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WEDNESDAY -2:35 a.m.: disorderly conduct. Police charged Greg E. Johnson Jr., 24, 1131 Hilltop Ave., Apt. E, with disorderly conduct. -1:01 a.m.: telephone harassment. Police charged Jacqueline Hicks, 41, 812 Park St., Apt. E, with telephone harassment. Elaine McClain and Larry Doak, both of 617 Ronan St., alleged Hicks made numerous h a ra s s i n g / t h re at e n i n g phone calls to them. TUESDAY -11:50 p.m.: posses-

sion of criminal tools and drug abuse instruments. Police arrested Taric T. Cox, 19, 323 Forest Ave., on charges of possession of criminal tools and possession of drug instruments. -10:17 p.m.: contempt. Police arrested David Slife, 26, 510 N. Main Ave., on a contempt warrant. -4:17 p.m.: theft. Johnie Ratcliff, of Bellefontaine, reported a handgun, valued at $450, was stolen from 715 S. Main Ave. -11:27 a.m.: theft. Devin Fleming, 719

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WEDNESDAY –9:19 a.m.: vandalism. Vandalism was reported in the area of Ohio 47 and 66. -9:01 a.m.: vandalism. A rock was thrown through a window at 10444 Museum Trail, Lockington. -6:27 a.m.: propertydamage accident. A driver reported hitting a tree or something else that was in the roadway in the 10000 block of Ohio 705. TUESDAY –10:25 p.m.: assault. An assault was reported at 3402 Chickasaw Court. –2:09 p.m.: threat. Deputies and Fort Loramie Police were called to the area of Fort LoramieSwanders and Luthman roads, where a person said a man hit his truck with his fist and threatened him.

TUESDAY –8:40 p.m.: theft. An Anna man reported his son took his debit card. –3:24 p.m.: burglary. A burglary was reported in the 200 block of Emerald Court, Anna.

Fire, rescue WEDNESDAY –4:53 a.m.: medical. Anna Rescue was called to the 400 block of West South St., Anna. TUESDAY –5:20 p.m.: medical. Versailles Life Squad was called to the 100 block of East Main Street, Russia. –3:23 p.m.: medical. Perry-Port-Salem Rescue was called to the 6600 block of Palestine Street, Pemberton.

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Broadway Ave., reported someone stole his wallet from his father’s car at his residence. The wallet contained $200 cash. MONDAY -7:35 p.m.: theft. Viola Pleasant, 627 Fielding Road, reported medication was stolen from her residence.

Fire, rescue WEDNESDAY -1:19 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 1400 block of Children’s Home Road. -1:04 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the

TUESDAY -4:47 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 100 block of West Poplar Street. -10:37 a.m.: injury. Medics were called to the 90 block of Brooklyn Avenue.

1600 block of Ferguson Court. -12:16 p.m.: open burn. Firefighters were called to 330 Brookburn St. and determined an open fire was not in compliance with the city ordinance. -11:55 a.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 200 block of Doorley Road. -6:45 a.m.: injury. Medics were called to the 2500 block of North Kuther Road. -2:50 a.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 400 block of Jefferson Street.

Accidents Michelle E. Adams, 22, 04469 Lock Two Road, New Bremen, was cited with making an improper left turn after an accident Tuesday at 10:40 a.m. Adams was southbound in the right lane of Ohio Avenue. She did not know

that Ohio is a one-way street and she attempted to turn left onto Lane Street. Her auto hit a car driven southbound in left lane by Erik E. Edwards, 30, 1881 Cisco Road. • Tuesday at 4:24 p.m., an accident happened in which Leroy Sowers, 70, 19770 E. State Route 47, Maplewood, was cited with improper starting or backing. Sowers backed from a parking space in front of 135 N. Ohio Ave. and struck a car driven by Mary Jones, 69, 415 Sycamore Ave., that was stopped in traffic.

Financial From page 1 to acquire a new water source in Washington Township and construct a new lime sludge lagoon. In her report, Adams said requested but unfunded capital projects in the five-year plan total $26.4 million. These include street, bridge, sewer, water and other improvements. “We can’t continue to put these projects off forever,” Mayor Mike Barhorst said. “You deferred a lot of projects when the economy downturned,” City Manager Mark Cundiff said. Cundiff explained some projects are related and would need to be done at the same time. “You don’t want to have to tear up the streets

twice,” he said. Among capital projects in the 2014 budget are about $1.4 in street projects and another $600,000 for traffic improvements. This includes a new traffic signal at the Walmart entrance on Ohio 47 where a fatal traffic crash occurred this year. Water capital projects total about $5.68 million next year, including $658,000 for water source property acquisition and $3.92 million for the water source project (final design of well field and transmission main, followed by construction in 2015-17. In those three years, $13.53 million, $5.88 million and $2.73 million are budgeted,

respectively.) The project will be financed with bond anticipation notes that will be converted to long-term bonds in 2018. More than $30 million is in the 2014 budget for Ohio EPAmandated improvements to the wastewater plant and system. These improvements will be funded by rate and fee increases to customers. Council members thanked Adams and the rest of the city staff for their work in developing the five-year plan. Councilman Steve Wagner also thanked city employees who have had to assume more duties as a result of budget cuts.

Pool From page 1 said attendance is at its peak when temperatures are 85-88 degrees; when it’s above or below that, fewer people go to the pool. Thanks to sponsorship by Cargill and Dr. Lisa Alvetro, the city was able to resume swimming lessons that hadn’t been offered since 2009. A total of 104 children took part, with another 27 put on a waiting list. Rogers said the program could be expanded to include more kids if more funds were available.

Senior Center and Amos Memorial Public Library. Duane Gaier, parks and recreation director, unveiled the new logo for the Parks and Recreation Department. The parks staff contracted with Behr Design earlier this year to develop a logo. Gaier said the logo will be used on brochures, staff clothing and signs, and as a marketing tool. The four segments of the logo represent trails, water recreation, athletic fields and playgrounds, he said. Also concerning parks, council discussed the future of Central Park, a neighborhood playground that was constructed on city land behind Central Elementary School. With the development of Julia Lamb Park a short distance away and the sale of the Central School building to private owners, Central Park is no longer needed, city staff said. The new owners of the Central School building have expressed an interest in buying the playground land. Gaier said the Central School owners are not guaranteed to get the property, because the city will sell it through sealed bid. Vice Mayor Mardie Milligan asked if the city might have future use for the playground property. Gaier said city departments were consulted about possible future uses of the land. Law Director Jeff Amick added that the city would have liability if it retained the land and

The Summer Food Program, in which the city provides lunch to children at five neighborhood parks and the Alpha Community Center, continued to grow. A total of 6,793 meals were served this summer, compared to 5,426 in 2012. The program is funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Summer Food Service Program for Children. The city served about 250 meals a day, Rogers said, and could have continued the program longer, but all the grant money was spent. More parents are using the program now than during the height of the recession. Rogers said a mother explained to her that earlier, she still had money in her bank account, but now, the money is gone. The city added the Backpack Program this summer, in which children were sent home with food packages designed to feed them during the weekend. Cargill funded the program, which provided 1,380 meals. Other summer programs and their attendance figures were Stories in the Park, 137; tennis clinic, 21; biking clinic, 16; hiking clinic, 45; arts and crafts, 55; fishing derby, 10; basketball clinic, 41; pool games and fun, 23; Art in the Park, 85; and movie day, 13. Besides Cargill and Alvetro, others involved in summer programs were the Gateway Arts Council, Sidney Fire Department,

leased it. Mayor Mike Barhorst said if the city had acquired the school property, it would have made sense to keep the playground land, but the city decided not to do that. In other business, council: • Authorized the city staff to prepare legislation for the annual recodification of local ordinances to incorporate revisions to local laws on an annual basis. This process had previously been done on a biannual basis, but Amick said doing it annually would keep ordinances up to date in a more timely manner. • Witnessed the presentation of a plaque recognizing the city’s participation in the Great Miami River Clean Sweep. The plaque was provided by organizers of the event. Barhorst accepted the plaque from Cundiff on behalf of the city. • Heard Cundiff report that photo evidence of improperly trimmed trees is being gathered in preparation for a discussion with the Dayton Power and Light Co. At earlier meetings, council had discussed the problem of DP&L contractors improperly trimming trees, sometimes causing trees to die. • Went into an executive session to discuss the purchase or sale of property and the appointment of a public official. No action was taken after the session.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Busy cancer patient Valerie Harper leads a class of 12 amateur hoofers in the upcoming 17th season of “Dancing With the Stars.” The cast was revealed Wednesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” For a show that has reached an increasingly older audience, ABC added an injection of youth with reality stars Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of “Jersey Shore” and Ozzy’s kid Jack Osbourne. Harper has defied odds with her survival since being diagnosed earlier this year with brain cancer. She recently filmed a movie role and joined a Nick at Nite reunion of “The Mary Tyler Moore” cast. A brain scan last month showed improvement for the 74-year-old former sitcom star, whose doctors say her cancer is getting close to remission. She will have her next scan in October. In an interview with The Associated Press, Harper said that so far, she’s not taking any precautions when she’s rehearsing. “He (pro partner Tristan MacManus) says, ‘Do you want to get water?’ Which is great because I don’t drink enough water but (that’s) not to do with the cancer … (it’s) not an impediment to dancing and I just try to stay healthy and continue to lose weight so I look halfway decent in the costumes,” she said with a laugh. Harper said of her decision to join the show: “There’s a (Lee Ann Womack) country song (with the lyrics) ‘when you get the choice you sit it out or dance/ I hope you dance.’” Other contestants on the new season of “Dancing,” which premieres Sept. 16, are Bill Nye, the “Science Guy”; “Pretty Little Liars” actor Brant Daugherty; former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson; singer-actress Christina Milian; actress Elizabeth Berkley; “High School Musical” actor Corbin Bleu; “Glee” actress Amber Riley; country comic Bill Engvall; and “King of Queens” actress Leah Remini.

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of St. Augustine Church, Minster, the New Bremen Rod & Gun Club, Newport Sportsman’s Club, and he was a Grand American Handicap National Champion in 1961. He was retired from Minster Machine Co. after 44 years and then worked at Precision Strip Inc. for 15 years. He was also a member of the 25 Year Club at Minster Machine. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Sept. 8, 2013, at St. Augustine Church, the Rev. Rick Nieberding, presider. Burial will follow at St. Augustine Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 until 6 p.m., Sunday, and 9 until 9:30 a.m., Monday, at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster. Memorials may be made to the New Bremen Rod & Gun Club. Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.

James V. ‘Jim’ Beatty K ET T L E R SV I LL E — James V. “Jim” Beatty, 69, of Ke t t l e r s v i l l e , died suddenly Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, in Fort Loramie, while camping with his family. He was born Nov. 9, 1943, in Dayton, to Tilford and Mary Craycraft Beatty. Both parents preceded him in death. On June 4, 1997, he married Jane Sager, who survives in Kettlersville. Jim worked as a maintenance supervisor with Emerson Electric in Sidney and retired from General Motors in Dayton. Having many talents, he worked construction, in restaurants, roasted pigs, and putting together cookouts, where he could feed his family and many friends. He was a member of Faith Alliance Church in New Bremen. After graduating high school, he continued his education at Ohio University in Athens. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army as an airborne ranger. He is a member of the American Legion Post 241 in New Bremen and was a proud member of the National Harley Owners Group and the Miami Shawnee Hog Chapter. He loved and cherished time spent with his family, camping, hunting, NASCAR and his Harley. Survivors also include

stepmother Janie Beatty, of North Middelton, Ky.; a daughter, Tessa Rose Beatty, of Ke t t l e rs v i l l e ; three sons, Jamie (Tracy) Beatty, of Columbus, Tom (Jamie Eidemiller) Sawyer, of Tipp City, Seneca (Paige) Beatty, of Vandalia; six grandchildren, Jace, Gabby, Reese, Jacob, Buffy, and Breea; one sister, Mary (Chuck) Barnes Bradley, of Seminole, Fla.; father and motherin-law, Henry and Ellen Rose Sager; former wife, Nedra Beatty, of Troy; and many special friends. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, 311 W. Main St., Cridersville. Funeral services will begin 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Faith Alliance Church, New Bremen. The Rev. Thomas Sager will officiate. Military rites will be observed by the American Legion 241 of New Bremen. Memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley Region, 555 Valley St., Dayton, OH 45404-1844. Online condolences may be shared at www. BayliffAndSon.com.

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MINSTER — LeRoy F. Bergman, 89, of 139 N. Hanover St., Minster, died at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Versailles Health Care Center, where he had been a patient for three weeks. He was born April 11, 1924, in Minster to John and Clara (Schulze) Bergman and was married on June 5, 1948, to Rita Melcher, who survives. He is also survived by a brother, Paul and Pat Bergman, of Fort Loramie; a sister, Ruth Roth, of Celina; and a sister-in-law, Norma Bergman, of Fort Loramie. Deceased siblings include Urban and Teck Bergman, Luella and George Sommer, Lester Bergman and a brotherin-law, Ralph Roth. Melcher in-laws include Helen Priske, of Dayton, and Ruth Hinker, of Minster, and a deceased sister-in-law, Margaret Anthony. LeRoy was a member

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PEMBERTON — Judy Lee Elson, 62, 6648 Palestine St., Pemberton, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at 3:40 p.m. at her residence. She was born on March 16, 1951, in Saltville, Va., the daughter of the late Wimdam and Virginia (Helton) Goff. On Dec. 9, 1967, she married L. Kim Elson, and he preceded in death on May 2, 2001. She is survived by three sons, Ricky D. Elson and wife, Regina, of Houston, Philip S. Elson and wife, Laura, of Sidney, and Jeffrey S. Elson, of Pemberton. Judy had 14 grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren; four sisters, Patsy and Dorothy, of Pikesville, Ky., and Geraldine and Wanda of Kemper, Ky.; and four brothers, Robert, of Sidney, Ky., Robert O’Quinn, of LaFollette, Te n n . , S a m u el O’Quinn, of Phoenix,

Ariz., and Billy G. Goff, of Georgia. Preceding her in death were one daughter, Debra K. Hamblin; four brothers, James Goff, Buddy Goff, Kenny Goff, and Jackie Goff; and her stepfather, Bill O’Quinn. For several years, Judy worked at the Goodwill Store in Sidney as an assistant manager before her retirement. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, 302 S. Main Ave., in Sidney. Burial will be at Plattsville Cemetery in Plattsville. Friends may call Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the Elson family at the funeral home’s website, www. cromesfh.com.

Arthur C. ‘Art’ Mullen GREENVILLE — Arthur C. “Art” Mullen, 85, of Greenville, passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at his residence, following a lengthy illness. He was born May 27, 1928, in Walker, W.Va., to the late Charles and Margaret (Davis) Mullen. He was married Jan. 15, 1950, for 49 years to Trudy (Burleson) Mullen, who preceded him in death. He is survived by a son and daughter-inlaw, James “Jim” and Delores “Dee” Mullen, of Covington; daughter and son-in-law Dianne and Dick Brown, of Greenville, and daughter and son-in-law Vicky and Bill True, of Covington; grandchildren Scott (Courtney) Mullen, Chad Mullen, Brandy Brown, Betsy Brown, and Brian True; g re at- g ra n d c h i l d re n Maggie and Madison Mullen; brothers Charles (Marie), Webb (Jean), Richard (Jean), Randall (Ernestine), and Paul (Patti); and sisters Cathy (Terry) Daggett, Annie (Tom) Daniell, and Ruth (Bob) Martin. He is also survived by a very special friend, Lottie Grass. He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Trudy; his second wife, Cora; and his brother, Clarence Mullen. Art was retired from the United States Air Force with 21 years of service to his country. After his retirement

from the Air Force, he was employed by Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. In 1977, he and his son, Jim, opened Mullen’s Firestone business in Covington. He was a member of the Darke County Chamber of Commerce and of the Greenville and Covington Kiwanis clubs. Art was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greenville, where he served as a deacon, trustee, treasurer, and statutory agent of the church. There will be a service held on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 7233 State Route 121 N., Greenville, with the Rev. Tom Sparks officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville. There will be a graveside military service conducted by the United States Air Force Honor Guard. Family will receive friends on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, as well as one half-hour prior to the service at church. It is the wish of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice or Darke County Cancer Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

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A young, idealistic rebel from a desert planet seeks to fight an unjust, tyrannical emperor with a space station capable of destroying planets. “Star Wars,” the 1977 film? Not quite. Try “The Star Wars,” the 1974 rough draft by George Lucas that, ultimately, turned into the wildly popular and still culturally resonant film. Now, starting Wednesday, Dark Horse Comics is bringing the original script to life as an eight-issue miniseries — with Lucas’ blessing — giving fans a different take on Darth Vader (no helmet), Luke Skywalker (he’s older and a general), Princess Leia, Han Solo (he’s green), C-3PO and R2-D2 along with new ones like Anikinn

Starkiller and his father, Kane. Series writer J.W. Rinzler, an executive editor at LucasBooks, called the series a “once in a lifetime project” and the chance to tell the first story in the “Star Wars” pantheon. “This is not something you could film,” Rinzler said of the original script and his adaptation of it. “Here’s a giant city and then here’s a giant vista filled with huge spacecraft. (Lucas) was doing his blue sky version of what he wanted to do. He knew this was not going to be filmable.” The story has similarities to “Star Wars,” but the differences throughout “The Star Wars” are plentiful and noticeable, Rinzler said, and readers will notice many of them as they explore each page, some big, some small.

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This comic book cover image provided by Dark Horse Comics shows characters in “The Star Wars,” from the eight-issue mini-series, a 1974 first draft by George Lucas that turned into the popular film. Now, starting Wednesday Dark Horse Comics is bringing the original script to life as an eight-issue mini-series — with Lucas’ blessing — giving fans a different take on the characters.


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Medicaid expansion advocates ready Ohio campaign Ann Sanner Associated Press

COLUMBUS (AP) — After multiple rallies and intense lobbying, some supporters of expanding Medicaid in Ohio are turning to voters as a backup plan should state lawmakers fail to act. The Healthy Ohioans Work campaign expects to file initial signatures with the state’s attorney general on Wednesday in an effort that could put an extension of the federalstate program on ballots in November 2014. Campaign spokesman Jon Allison said union members and health providers were

among the advocates who gathered about 5,800 signatures in four days to support the petition. He said they would still continue to push for legislative approval of the idea. “This action does not mean that we have given up on the General Assembly,” Allison said. “But good business plans and good strategy require that you have options.” State lawmakers have been trying to find common ground on whether to expand Medicaid health coverage to more low-income people since Republican Gov. John Kasich proposed an extension of the program in February. GOP leaders pulled it from the state

budget, and the issue has yet to gain traction. The House speaker recently said his chamber wouldn’t be ready to take any action on Medicaid by October, but more likely by the end of the year. Allison estimated that a statewide ballot campaign could cost supporters between $10 million and $15 million, though he indicated it would be well-funded. A broad coalition of Ohio hospitals, business groups, consumer advocates and religious organizations back Medicaid expansion, as does AARP Ohio. The campaign effort must clear several steps to be successful.

Should the attorney general give the campaign approval, supporters must then gather 115,574 valid signatures from registered voters. Once those are verified, the General Assembly has four months to act on the proposed law. If legislators pass, amend or take no action, then a supplemental petition may be circulated to get it before Ohio voters in November 2014. Medicaid expansion is one of the key components of Democratic President Barack Obama’s health care law. Many Republican lawmakers are averse to the health overhaul and resistant to expanding government programs. They

Judge blocks bid to force Amish girl to have chemo John Seewer Associated Press

A judge has again blocked an Ohio hospital from forcing a 10-year-old Amish girl to resume chemotherapy after her parents decided to stop the treatments. The order siding with the parents comes just a week after an appeals court sent the case back to the judge and told him to give more consideration to the request by Akron Children’s Hospital. The hospital wants a registered nurse to take over limited guardianship of Sarah Hershberger and decide whether she should continue treatments for

leukemia. The hospital believes Sarah’s leukemia is treatable and says she will die without chemotherapy. Andy Hershberger, the girl’s father, said the family agreed to begin two years of treatments for Sarah last spring but stopped a second round of chemotherapy in June because it was making her extremely sick. Judge John Lohn, in Medina County, said in his ruling Tuesday that not allowing the parents to make medical decisions for their daughter would take away their rights. He also said there is no guarantee that chemotherapy would be successful. “They are good parents,” he said. “They understand

completely the grave situation their daughter is in and the consequences of their choice to refuse chemotherapy for Sarah at this time.” Lohn said also that allowing for a guardian would go against the girl’s wishes. The hospital did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment. The judge ruled in July that Sarah’s parents had the right to make medical decisions for her, but the appeals court said Lohn failed to consider whether appointing a guardian would be in the girl’s best interest and ordered him to re-consider the decision. Sarah’s father said she

begged her parents to stop the chemotherapy and they agreed after a great deal of prayer. The family, members of an insular Amish community, shuns many facets of modern life. They live on a farm and operate a produce stand near the village of Spencer in Medina County, about 35 miles southwest of Cleveland. They opted to consult with a wellness center and treat Sarah with natural medicines, such as herbs and vitamins, and see another doctor who is monitoring their daughter, Hershberger said.

Marijuana wrapped in pizza cheese seized PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities in a western Phoenix suburb say they have arrested two Ohio men for transporting more than 840 pounds of marijuana hidden inside frozen pizza cheese. The Arizona Republic reported Tuesday that Garris Dickson Jr. and Eric Love remain in a Phoenix jail on suspicion of drug trafficking. Police in Goodyear say its narcotics unit received an anonymous tip that led officers to a motel early

Friday near Interstate 10 on Dysart Road. Police spokeswoman Lisa Kutis says officers found Dickson and Love unloading bundles of marijuana concealed inside the cheese from a semi-truck trailer and a van. Kutis says the 843 pounds of marijuana had a street value of about $421,700. It was not clear where in Ohio the two men were from.

Caged lion freed; no one hurt FAIRFIELD BEACH (AP) — A man who had cared for the creatures released and killed in Ohio’s headlinemaking exotic animal escape in 2011 says someone intentionally freed his 400-pound lion from its cage. Fairfield County sheriff’s Lt. Tim

Voris tells the Zanesville Times Recorder that a neighbor of owner John Moore found the 2-year-old lioness in his yard Sunday and called authorities. Voris says the lion, named Nadia, went back into her kennel when Moore arrived. No one was hurt.

Moore tells WBNS-TV someone had cut chains and put turkey giblets near the lion’s cage. The station says Moore is properly licensed, but local officials will consider whether more safety precautions are necessary.

have cited concerns about increasing the national debt and fears that the money from Washington could be cut off. Roughly 366,000 Ohioans would be newly eligible for coverage beginning in 2014 by expanding Medicaid. The federal-state health program for the poor already provides care for one of every five residents in the state. Washington would pay the entire cost of the expansion for the first three years, gradually phasing down to 90 percent — still well above Ohio’s current level of almost 64 percent.

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Supporters of providing a path to citizenship for immigrants unload stacks of petitions as they deliver them to Speaker John Boehner’s Ohio district office during an Immigration rally in West Chester Wednesday. The umbrella group Alliance for Citizenship says it has collected hundreds of thousands of petitions urging Boehner to bring up immigration reform for a vote.

Immigration advocates rally at Boehner Ohio office WEST CHESTER (AP) — Dozens of immigration change advocates have delivered petitions to a southwest Ohio district office of U.S. House Speaker John Boehner. The umbrella group Alliance for Citizenship says it collected hundreds of thousands of petitions urging Boehner to bring up immigration reform for a vote. Supporters of providing a path to citizenship for immigrants in the United States illegally have been trying pressure House Republicans on the issue.

House GOP members have expressed opposition to a Senate immigration overhaul bill that includes eventual access to citizenship for 11 million immigrants already in the country illegally. Advocates rallied Wednesday outside the office and dropped off stacks of petitions inside. A Boehner spokeswoman noted his recent statement saying House Republicans are “working on a common-sense, step-by-step approach” to fixing the immigration system.

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2013. There are 117 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 5, 1972, terror struck the Munich Olympics as the Palestinian group Black September attacked the Israeli Olympic delegation; 11 Israelis, five guerrillas and a police officer were killed in the resulting siege. On this date: In 1774, the first Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia. In 1793, the Reign of Terror began during the French Revolution as the National Convention instituted harsh measures to repress counterrevolutionary activities. In 1836, Sam Houston was elected president of the Republic of Texas. In 1913, fire devastated Hot Springs, Ark., destroying some 60 blocks. In 1914, the First Battle of the Marne, resulting in a French-British victory over Germany, began during World War I. In 1939, four days after war had broken out in Europe, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a proclamation declaring U.S. neutrality in the conflict. In 1945, Japanese-American Iva Toguri D’Aquino, suspected of being wartime broadcaster “Tokyo Rose,” was arrested in Yokohama. (D’Aquino was later convicted of treason and served six years in prison; she was pardoned in 1977 by President Gerald R. Ford.) In 1957, the novel “On the Road,” by Jack Kerouac, was first published by Viking Press. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed legislation making aircraft hijackings a federal crime. In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford escaped an attempt on his life by Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, a disciple of Charles Manson, in Sacramento, Calif. In 1986, four hijackers who had seized a Pan Am jumbo jet on the ground in Karachi, Pakistan, opened fire when the lights inside the plane failed; a total of 22 people were killed in the hijacking. In 1997, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II broke the royal reticence over Princess Diana’s death, delivering a televised address in which she called her former daughter-in-law “a remarkable person.” Mother Teresa died in Calcutta, India, at age 87; conductor Sir Georg Solti (johrj SHOL’-tee) died in France at age 84. Ten years ago: Israeli commandos killed a Hamas bombmaker in a firefight and pulverized the West Bank apartment building in which he had been hiding. Hurricane Fabian slammed into Bermuda, killing four people. Singer-actress Gisele MacKenzie died in Burbank, Calif., at age 76.

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Skyscraper accused of melting Jaguar LONDON (AP) — Motorists may want to think twice about parking in front of the half-built London skyscraper known as the Walkie-Talkie. That’s because the glare off the skin of the new building is so intense that at least one Jaguar owner says it caused part of his vehicle to melt. And that’s not all: Locals say the building’s heat also burned a hole in the welcome mat of a barber shop across the street. “We were working and just saw the smoke coming out of the carpet,” said shop owner Ali Akay. “This is a health and safety issue. They should have looked into this before they built it.” Similar problems have plagued other modern buildings, including in Los Angeles, when neighbors of the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall reported heat buildups that required corrective measures.

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Secretary of State John Kerry confers with U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford (right) on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on President Barack Obama’s request for congressional authorization for military intervention in Syria, a response to last month’s alleged sarin gas attack in the Syrian civil war. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sits at left.

Obama wins Senate panel’s backing on Syria strike David Espo and Donna Cassata Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s request for speedy congressional backing of a military strike in Syria advanced Wednesday toward a showdown Senate vote, while the commander in chief left open the possibility he would order retaliation for a deadly chemical weapons attack even if Congress withheld its approval. Legislation backing the use of force against President Bashar Assad’s government cleared the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on a 10-7 vote after it was stiffened at the last minute to include a pledge of support for “decisive changes to the present military balance of power” in Syria’s civil war. It also would rule out U.S. combat operations on the ground. The measure is expected to reach the Senate floor next week, although the timing for a vote is uncertain. Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky conservative with strong tea party ties, has threatened a filibuster. The House also is reviewing Obama’s

request, but its timetable is even less certain and the measure could face a rockier time there. The administration blames Assad for a chemical weapons attack that took place on Aug. 21 and says more than 1,400 civilians died, including at least 400 children. Other casualty estimates are lower, and the Syrian government denies responsibility, contending rebels fighting to topple the government were to blame. The Senate panel’s vote marked the first formal response in Congress, four days after Obama unexpectedly put off an anticipated cruise missile strike against Syria last weekend and instead asked lawmakers to unite first behind such a plan. In Stockholm, Sweden, where Obama was traveling on Wednesday, the White House praised the vote, and said it would continue to seek support for “a military response that is narrowly tailored to enforce the prohibition on the use of chemical weapons, and sufficient to protect the national security interests of the United States of America.”

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence agencies did not detect the Syrian regime readying a massive chemical weapons attack in the days ahead of the strike, only piecing together what had happened after the fact, U.S. officials say. One of the key pieces of intelligence that Secretary of State John Kerry later used to link the attack to the Syrian government — intercepts of communications telling Syrian military units to prepare for the strikes — was in the hands of U.S. intelligence agencies but had not yet been “processed,” according to senior U.S. officials. That explains why the White House did not warn either the regime or the rebels who might be targeted as it had done when detecting previous preparations for chemical strikes. “We know that for three days before the attack the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons personnel were on the ground in the area making preparations,” Kerry said as he presented the evidence in a State Department speech last week. “We know that the Syrian regime elements were told to prepare for the attack by putting on gas masks and taking precautions associated with chemical weapons.” But the Obama administration only uncovered the evidence after Syrians started posting reports of the strike from the scene of the attack, leading U.S. spies and analysts to focus on satellite and other evidence showing a Syrian chemical weapons unit was preparing chemical munitions before the strike, according to two current U.S. officials and two former senior intelligence officials. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the intelligence publicly. The spokesman for the director of national intelligence confirmed that U.S. intelligence did not detect the massive chemical weapons attack beforehand.

Israeli proposal detailed in talks Josek Federman and Mohammed Daraghmeh Associated Press

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel has proposed leaving intact dozens of Jewish settlements and military bases in the West Bank as part of a package to establish a Palestinian state in provisional borders, a Palestinian official told The Associated Press on Wednesday, in the first detailed glimpse at recently relaunched peace talks. The official said the proposal is unacceptable to the Palestinians, underscoring the tough road ahead as the sides try to reach an agree-

ment ending decades of conflict. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because Israel and the Palestinians have pledged to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry not to discuss the content of their talks with the media — a pledge that has largely held up until now. For their future state, the Palestinians seek the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza Strip, territories captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war. With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposed to a return to the pre1967 lines, the idea of a Palestinian state in

temporary borders has gained appeal with the Israelis. Such a deal could give the Palestinians independence, while leaving the thorniest issues, such as the fate of Jerusalem and the status of millions of Palestinian refugees and their descendants, to later negotiations. The Palestinians reject any notion of a provisional agreement, fearing that a temporary arrangement that falls short of their dreams will become permanent. Talks resumed in late July after a nearly fiveyear break stemming largely from Israeli settlement construction. The Palestinians have object-

ed to Israeli construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. The Palestinians say these settlements, now home to more than 500,000 Israelis, make it increasingly difficult to partition the land between two people. After months of U.S. mediation, the Palestinians agreed to resume talks. Although Israel did not pledge to freeze settlement construction, U.S. officials have said they expect both sides to avoid provocative moves. Negotiators have been quietly meeting once or twice a week for the past month or so. The Palestinian official said formal talks

on borders have not yet started, and that negotiations have focused on security matters. He said the Israelis want to retain control of the West Bank’s border with Jordan, keep early-warning stations on hilltops, and retain military bases near the Jordanian border. “Israel is using the issue of security to take land,” he said. “From the general discussions we had in the last couple of weeks, the Israelis have shown no intention to dismantle any settlement.” He said the current proposals indicated that Israel would seek to retain control over about 40 percent of the West Bank.

G-20 summit leaders face a divided global economy Christopher S. Rugaber AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Something unfamiliar will be in the background as world leaders hold a summit in Russia starting Thursday: economic growth throughout the developed world. And something will be missing: worry about a renewed financial crisis. Leaders from 20 of the largest economies are more confident about their banking systems than at any other time since they began meeting five years ago. What’s more, the economies of

the United States, Europe and Japan are finally growing simultaneously. Yet fears are rising about emerging nations, which have helped drive the global economy for years: Growth is slowing, investor money is leaving and borrowing costs are rising, in part because of higher interest rates in the United States. The result is a more divided world than the leaders faced at previous summits of the Group of 20 major economies — a disparity that could make any major breakthroughs at the summit elusive.

Issues beyond economic ones will surely seize part of the agenda. The threat of a U.S.led military strike against Syria, in response to what the Obama administration calls a deadly chemical weapons attack, is certain to arise. Russian President Vladimir Putin, an ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the host of the G-20 summit, has asked President Barack Obama to reconsider any military action. Some countries may also take the opportunity to complain about spying by the U.S. National Security Administration. Europe’s financial crisis, and

fears that the euro currency alliance might unravel, had brought focus to previous summits. The leaders first met in 2008 as the U.S. financial crisis was raging and infecting economies around the world. The United States, Europe and Japan are now economically sturdier. “There is a stronger incentive to cooperate if you are on the brink of a crisis,” says Domenico Lombardi, an economist at the Center for International Governance Innovation in Canada. Without such a threat, “each country is looking after its own domestic affairs.”

Video game boosts mental abilities in older folks Malcolm Ritter AP Science Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — It probably won’t become as popular as “Grand Theft Auto,” but a specialized video game may help older people boost mental skills like handling multiple tasks at once. In a preliminary study, healthy volunteers ages 60 to 85 showed gains in their ability to multitask, to stay focused on a boring activity and to keep information in mind — the kind of memory you use to remember a phone number long enough to write it down. All those powers normally decline with age, Dr. Adam Gazzaley of the University of California, San Francisco,

and colleagues noted in a study released Wednesday by the journal Nature. The study was small, with only 16 volunteers training on the specially designed game. Gazzaley and other brain experts said bigger studies were needed to assess whether the game could actually help people function in their everyday lives. He’s co-founder of a company that aims to develop a product from the research. Specialized video games might one day be able to boost mental abilities not only for healthy adults of middle age or older, but also children with attention deficit disorder, people with post-traumatic stress disorder or brain injury and older adults with depression or dementia, he said in an interview.

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In this undated image provided by The Gazzaley Lab of the University of California, San Francisco, a study participant plays NeuroRacer in San Francisco. A preliminary study released Wednesday suggests the game may help people in their 60s and older boost mental abilities like handling multiple tasks at once.


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Let us all work as though we are working for the Lord I Corinthians 3:5-9: “What son is doing for the Lord, he than is Apollos? And what is is still a part of the harvest. Paul? Servants through whom “Now he that planteth and he you believed even as the that watereth are one” (I Lord gave opportunity Corinthtians 3:8) to each one. I planted, Paul, Apollos and Peter Apollos watered, but were not competing with God was causing the one another. Rather, each growth. So then neither was doing his assigned the one who plants nor task under the Lordship the one who waters is of Jesus Christ. Even anything. But God who though there is differYour causes the growth. Now Pastor ence of ministry, there he who plants and he Speaks is unity of purpose; and who waters are one; but Pastor Jack F. there ought to be unity each will receive his own of spirit. It is not the Chalk reward according to his human laborers that proown labor. For we are duce the harvest, but the God’s fellow workers; you are Lord of the harvest. God’s field, God’s building.” “God gave the increase.” (NASB) (Verses 6) Granted, God has No matter what work a per- ordained that human beings

should be his ministers on earth; but their efforts apart from God’s blessing would be failures. The Corinthians were proud of their church, and various groups in the assembly were proud of their leaders. But this attitude of being “puffed up” was dividing the church because God was not receiving the glory. Colossians 3:17; says, “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.” (NASB) Jesus expressed the same idea as recorded in John 4:3438: “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work. Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months,

and then comes the harvest?’ Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for the harvests. Already he who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for life eternal; so that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. For in this case the saying is true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’ I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored and you have entered into their labor.” (NASB) Jesus said to them, The sower and the reaper not only work together, but one day they shall rejoice together and receive their own rewards. There can be no such thing as isolated ministry, because each

worker enters into the labors of others. I have had the privilege of leading people to Christ who were total strangers to me, but others had sown the seed and watered it with their love and prayers. “And every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor” (I Corinthians 3:8). What men think of our ministry is not important; what God may think is of supreme importance. Our reward must not be the praise of men, but the “Well done!” of the Lord of the harvest. So let us all work as though we are working for the Lord, and give him the glory. The writer is the pastor of Hardin United Methodist Church.

The Hoppers in concert Sept. 19 at Piqua church

Briefs Yom Kippur services set PIQUA — Congregation Anshe Emeth in Piqua will be observing Yom Kippur with services Sept. 13 and 14. Kol Nidre services on Sept. 13 will begin at 8 p.m. Yom Kippur services on Sept. 14 will begin at 10 a.m. Afternoon and Yizkor services will begin at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14. All services will be conducted by rabbinic intern Marc Kasten. The synagogue is located at 320 Caldwell St. For further information, see the website at http://www.ansheemeth. org/ or call 937-547-0092.

Friend Zone Carnival Kickoff Sunday The First Church of God, 1510 Campbell Road, will hold a Friend Zone Carnival Kickoff Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. Games; a large, inflatable toy; food and fun will be featured. Information will be provided about the church’s kids program, which will be held every Wednesday from 7 to 8:15 p.m. The program, for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, will include snacks, crafts and Bible lessons. Transportation to the program is available by calling the church office weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 492-0094. The church also will introduce an adult study group called, “The Gift,” to be held during the same time as the children’s program.

PIQUA — The Piqua Christian Church, 3969 W. State Route 185, will host the multi-award-winning family group, The Hoppers, in concert Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. Seating is all general seating. Anyone interested in tickets may contact the church by calling 937-7738143. The Hoppers have been singing to global audiences for more than 55 years with appearances ranging from presidential religious inaugural ceremonies and New York’s Carnegie Hall to singing conventions and church platforms. They have performed throughout the United States as well as in Israel, Europe and Africa. Their unique blend of harmonies and song choices have created a legacy of musical excellence embraced by leading pastors and event organizers, concert organizers said. Known as “America’s Favorite Family of Gospel Music,” they are favorites on the Gaither Homecoming videos and tours, and their recordings frequently land near the top of the Billboard sales charts and The Singing News radio charts. Composed today of family members Claude and Connie, son Dean and his

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wife, Kim, and son Mike Hopper, The Hoppers formed in 1957 in the ruralfarm town of Madison, N.C., and have grown continuously for decades, touching countless lives around the world. A cancer survivor, Connie has been honored with numerous industry and fan awards and inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. She encourages others not only

with her singing but also with her story both in writing and speaking. Sons Dean and Mike have continued the family legacy with their musical talents and business abilities; and Kim, Dean’s wife, hails from her own nationally acclaimed musical family, is noted for the excitement she brings to any performance, and her unmistakable, rafterringing soprano vocals have

taken The Hoppers to new heights, concert organizers said. Kim has won 15 soprano and 10 favorite female Singing News Fan Awards. In 2012, Kim was honored with the first National Quartet Convention Music Award for Female Vocalist. The Hoppers recently were inducted into the Gospel Music Association Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Measles cases put Texas church under scrutiny Associated Press

NEWARK, Texas (AP) — The teachings of televangelist Kenneth Copeland and his family focusing on the virtues of trusting God to keep healthy are under scrutiny after a cluster of measles cases linked to his family’s North Texas megachurch revealed many congregants hadn’t been vaccinated against the highly contagious disease. Kenneth Copeland Ministries has won supporters worldwide through television programs, crusades, conferences and prayer request networks. He was a pioneer of the prosperity gospel, which holds that believers are destined to flourish spiritually, physically and financially. Although church officials were quick to act after the outbreak — including hosting clinics in August where 220 people received immunization shots — and have denied they are against medical care or vaccinations, people familiar with the ministry say there is a pervasive culture that believers should

rely on God, not modern medicine, to keep them well. “To get a vaccine would have been viewed by me and my friends and my peers as an act of fear — that you doubted God would keep you safe, you doubted God would keep you healthy. We simply didn’t do it,” former church member Amy Arden told The Associated Press. Health officials say 21 people were sickened with the measles after a person who contracted the virus overseas visited the 1,500-member Eagle Mountain International Church located on the vast grounds of Kenneth Copeland Ministries in Newark, about 20 miles north of Fort Worth. Of the 21 people who contracted measles linked to the church, 16 were unvaccinated. The others may have had at least one vaccination, but had no documentation. Symptoms of the measles, which is spread by coughing, sneezing and close personal contact with infected people, include a fever, cough and rash. Those infected are contagious from about four days before

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heart of faith, then don’t go do it.” In a statement denying that she opposes vaccinations, she added the concerns they had had were “primarily with very young children who have a family history of autism and with bundling too many immunizations at one time.” A fear of the MMR vaccine can be traced to a now-discredited paper published in 1998 by British researcher Andrew Wakefield and colleagues that suggested a link between autism and the combined childhood vaccine for MMR. Repeated studies since have shown no connection, the paper was eventually rejected by the journal that published it and Britain’s top medical board stripped Wakefield of the right to practice medicine. “We do know how to effectively prevent measles. We do know that and so a choice not to do that, to put a child at risk is just an unsupportable, an unconscionable choice. And in addition, you put others at risk,” said Dr. Paul Offit, chief of infectious diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Arden, who attended church at Eagle Mountain from 1997 to 2003 and worked at the ministries for three years, said the distrust of vaccines was so pervasive that her daughter, who as an 11-month-old was up to date on her immunizations when they joined the church, didn’t get any others until they left. “We were terrified to have any sort of fear. And anything that wasn’t faith in God was fear,” said Arden, 35, who now lives in New York City. Kristy Beach, 41, said that because of the ministry’s teachings, her mother, Bonnie Parker, refused to see a doctor, even as her cancer advanced rapidly. After Parker died in 2004 at age 59, Beach found her mother’s diaries, which detailed the words of Kenneth and Gloria Copeland she’d heard on television in her home in Winnsboro, La. “If she went to a doctor, it was a sin,” Beach said. “You didn’t believe enough if you did. She just wrote: ‘God heal me. God heal me. God heal me.’ “

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This Evening

• The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the Family, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 Poplar St. • Minster Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Old Minster Council Chambers, Minster. • Temperance 73 Masonic Lodge at the corner of Miami Avenue and Poplar Street meets at 7:30 p.m.

Friday Morning

• A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie hosts storytime for children 3 1/2 and older at 10:30 a.m. To register, call 295-3155.

Friday Afternoon

• Sidney Gateway Hi 12 Club No. 482, meets at noon at the Sidney American Legion on Fourth Avenue. All Master Masons are invited. • Parkinson ’s support group meets at 3:30 p.m. at the Brethren’s Home, 750 Chestnut St., Greenville. For more information, call 937-5483188.

Friday Evening

• Free at Last, a program designed to break the chains of addiction, meets at the Lockington United Methodist Church, 2190 Miami Conservancy Road, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For information, call 726-3636. • Hope in Recovery, similar to traditional 12-step programs to confront destructive habits and behaviors, meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. 4th St., Greenville, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 937-548-9006. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Staying Clean for the Weekend, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St.

Saturday Morning

• Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Port Jefferson, 9 to 11 a.m. • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Maplewood, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday Evening

• Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all night. For information, call 937-543-9959. • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club Checkmates meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 497-7326. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Saturday Night Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St.

Sunday Evening

• Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all night. For information, call 937-543-9959.

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Contact Localife Editor Patricia Ann Speelman with story ideas, club news, wedding, anniversary, engagements and birth announcements by phone at (937) 498-5965; email pspeelman@civitasmedia.com; or by fax (937) 498-5991.

Let yourself go

TODAY The New Knoxville Public

Library, 304 S. Main St., New Knoxville, hosts author Serena B. Miller, who will join the library’s book discussion group at 6 p.m. to discuss her novel, “Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio.” From 7 to 8 p.m., she will meet with the public. 419-753-2724. Today is the deadline to purchase tickets for a talk by Travis Mowell about his trip to Israel, and a dinner, which will be presented by the A.B. Graham Memorial Center, 8025 E. U.S. 36, Conover, at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 7. Tickets: $7 adults, $3 children 4-12, at 937-368-3700. The New Bremen Public Library presents a talk by Gerald Bazer, “How Did Abe Lincoln Become Abe Lincoln?” at 7 p.m. 419-6282158. The Greene, 51 Plum St., Beavercreek, presents Chad Mills acoustic in concert from 6 to 10 p.m. Free.

FRIDAY Today is the deadline to

register to attend a talk by Barbara Bruce, “Paths to Successful Aging,” to be presented at Dorothy Love Retirement Community Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. To register, call 497-6542. The Shelby County

Applefest opens today and runs through Sunday. Crafts, games, food, live entertainment, exhibits, contests, parade. www.shelbyapplefest. com The Greene, 51 Plum St., Beavercreek, presents Cory Williams in concert from 6 to 10 p.m. Free. Sock and Buskin Junior Players present “Alice in Wonderland” at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Historic Sidney Theatre. Tickets: $8 at the door.

SATURDAY

The Holland Theatre, 127 E. Columbus Ave., Bellefontaine, presents the WannaBeatles in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 seniors and students, $7 children under 12. www.hollandtheatre.org or 937-5929002. Dedicated Rescue Efforts for Animals in Many Counties hosts Pet Fest and Rescue Romp at the Waco Airfield along County Road 25A south of Troy from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Photo booth, dog contests, dog parade, rescue information. Open to people and their leashed pets. Admission: $5 per car and a donation of dry dog or cat food. www. Dream4pets.org. The Lima Symphony Orchestra performs a free concert, “Baroque by

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Events planned at the Senior Center of Sidney & Shelby County, 304 S. West Ave. REMINDER - September and October: Don’t Come Event fundraiser! You need to do nothing. Just make a donation to Senior Center towards general funds for operation. Attn: Darla Wilges, 304 S. West Ave., Sidney, OH 45365. Sept. 10: Carry-in luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Take table service and a dish to share. Entree will be provided by Dorothy Love with Connie Kinsella from RSVP as the server. At 10:30 a.m., Health Department will make blood pressure checks and give flu shots. Eileen Wiseman and Darla Wilges will take a pie in the face after the carry-in luncheon from 2 to 4:30 p.m. for a $5 donation to United Way. Sept. 16: Refinishing of Cameo floor will start. Cameo will be closed for three weeks. If odor from refinishing is too bad, the building may close. Center will post all closings. Sept. 17: Red Hat Divas lunch at Pizza Hut, then travel to Vandemark Farm for miniature golf and a tour. New members are welcome. Sept. 20: Friday Night Out begins at 6 p.m. Cards, ping pong, shuffleboard, more. Take an apple dish to share. Sept. 25: Blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18: Fall dance at 7 p.m. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Tickets for the December dinner dance will be for sale. Chair volleyball: Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Chair exercise: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. Move-N-Groove: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Chair yoga: Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. Knitting/crocheting: Wednesdays at 9 a.m. Quilting: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. Billiards: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Shuffleboard: Mondays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. Texas hold ‘em: Mondays and Thursdays at noon. Pinochle: Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Euchre: Tuesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. Thursdays at 7 p.m. Bid euchre: Fourth Friday of each month at 7 p.m. Bridge: Practice Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Bridge Fridays at 12:45 p.m. Woodcarvers: Second Monday of the month at 7 p.m.

SUNDAY The Air Force Museum

Theatre at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Fairborn will screen the film, “Honor Flight,” at 3:20 p.m. Admission: $10 per person.

MONDAY Children in grades 5 and 6

can make a craft at the New Bremen Public Library at 3:30 p.m. Story time for chldren in kindergarten and first grade will be at 6:30 p.m. Boys 3-12 can participate in the Lego Club at the New Knoxville Public Library from 3 to 4 p.m. The Francis J. Stallo Public Library in Minster hosts a Sports Day open house from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Games and prizes.

WEDNESDAY

The Francis J. Stallo Public Library in Minster will screen a classic movie for adults at 1 p.m. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

SEPT. 12 The New Knoxville Library

hosts a cupcake craft from 3 to 5 p.m.

BAD ART BY GOOD PEOPLE

Dear Heloise: My hint is for cleanI apparently left the popcorn bag in ing mushrooms. I’ve always found too long. The bag got smoky, caused that they need a little washing, but the interior to be covered in a smoke too much can make them mushy. I film, and it smells on the interior. I put my mushrooms in reusable mesh was able to get most of the smell out, produce bags, secure the ties, then but a “yellowing” color remains on use the bag itself to lightly scrub the the interior. Any suggestions? Thank mushrooms under running water. you. — Rick Schweer, via email Hints It cleans them efficiently without Rick, this happens a lot! Heloise damaging them. — Audrey Mauro, hint here: Don’t walk away from the from via email Heloise microwave while cooking popcorn! You’re right, you don’t want to Sprinkle some baking soda on a wet, soak mushrooms in water, but you Heloise Cruse clean sponge or dishcloth, and wipe can clean them under a little running all the inside surfaces of the microwater and pat dry before cooking or adding wave, especially where you notice the yelto a salad. — Heloise lowing. You may need to do this a couple Microwave cleaning of times to completely remove the discolorDear Heloise: I have a NEW above-the- ing. Baking soda also can be used to clean counter microwave that I used for popcorn. the rubber gasket on your microwave as well as your refrigerator. Make a paste of half water and half baking soda, and use a sponge to rub it around the gasket. Rinse well, using a damp microfiber cloth, and dry. — Heloise

Senior Living Senior happenings

The Greene, 51 Plum St., Beavercreek, presents Blue: 30 in concert from 6 to 10 p.m. Free.

Candlelight,” at 8 p.m. in the St. John Catholic Church, 777 S. Main St., Lima. The Tipp Roller Mill Theatre, 225 E. Main St., Tipp City, presents Lagniappe in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 adults, $4 students K-12. 937-667-3696. Fassett Farm, 22532 GrubbBowsher Road, Cridersville, is the site of an a volunteer orientation for the Equestrian Training Program from 9 to 11 a.m. and of a disabilities awareness course from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For information, call 419-657-2700. BMI Speedway in Versailles presents Dokken in concert with special guest Kip Winger at 7 p.m. Tickets in advance: $20 at www.bmikarts.com; day of concert: $25. The Ohio Renaissance Festival continues today and Sunday at 10542 E. State Route 73, Waynesville, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information at www.renfestival.com. The Brumbaugh Fruit and Fun Farm, 6420 ArcanumHollansburg Road, Arcanum, has a corn maze, pumpkin patch, Monster Mountain, Storybook Forest, petting zoo, fishin’ hole, bakery and market today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. 937-692-8480 or www.BrumbaughFruitFarm. com.

Artwork by Tony Meyer of Jackson Center Vote for your favorite at www.gatewayartscouncil.org

$1 per vote Votes benefit Gateway Arts Council Info at 498-ARTS

National Grange honors Jordan LIMA — Congressman Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, was presented recently with the Summer 2013 Champion of Seniors Award for his outstanding leadership on behalf of seniors. The award was presented by The Grange, a national, nonpartisan grassroots organization that advocates on behalf of America’s rural seniors. Criteria for the award included exhibiting outstanding leadership in Congress to protect Medicare, which is critical to Jordan millions of American seniors and their families; opposing across-the-board cuts made by unelected boards; ensuring access to affordable prescription medicines for seniors through the Medicare Part D program and opposing any efforts to implement price

controls or similar measures that would lead to increases in premiums for seniors; demonstrating a continued commitment to protect the doctor/ patient relationship for seniors and opposing any efforts that might weaken it in any way; preserving a vast selection of health care options for seniors so that they may choose the best plan for themselves and their families; representing senior constituents with individual issues before government agencies so that they receive the benefits and services they have earned; and supporting government services and necessary funding for senior programs in the representative’s district. Jordan received the award for his efforts to protect the health

benefits and security of Ohio’s seniors and citizens with disabilities. He was presented the award during a meeting at his Columbus congressional office with these local organizations and their representatives: Jacqi Bradley, executive director, Area Agency on Aging, Region 3; Jerry Laffin, of Unity Grange No. 2116, Mercer County, and Mercer County commissioner; Betsy Winget, executive director, Senior Citizen Services Inc.; Dan Reiff, advocate, Alzheimer’s Association of Northwest Ohio; Linda Chartrand, director of marketing and communications, St. Rita’s Medical Center; and Judy Jacomet, of the Allen County Council on Aging. “Recognizing those leaders who stand up for seniors and the programs that keep seniors healthy and safe is important,” said Bob Baxter, president

and CEO of St. Rita’s Medical Center. “We are happy to join the National Grange in honor of Rep. Jordan and his support for Medicare, as well as our local work to serve seniors.” “Rep. Jordan has exhibited outstanding leadership in Congress to protect Medicare and ensure access to affordable prescription medicines and health care choices for seniors. He has definitely earned this award and deserves our thanks,” said Grace Boatright, legislative director of the National Grange. Established in 1867, the National Grange is the nation’s oldest, nonprofit, nonpartisan, rural advocacy organization that advocates and educates on behalf of America’s farmers, ranchers, and other rural Americans. More information is available at www.nationalgrange.org.

Grandparenting: UD offers classes to seniors A special love Of the 72 million • A home — for Americans over the age their children and of 45, nearly 50 million grandchildren, espeare grandparents. cially during periods Already one-half of all of economic difficulty individuals over 65 are and divorce. great-grandparents. Most important, Today, grandparents grandparents give play a special and everSenior their grandchildren increasing role in famiunconditional love. Living lies. They often provide At Dorothy Lu Ann considerable support to Love Retirement Presser their adult children and Community, we believe grandchildren. This supthat one of the greatest port can include: blessings of a longer life is the • Child care — from occa- opportunity for relationships sional babysitting to full-time across many generations. child care while parents work. Sunday is Grandparents • Tuition assistance — for Day. Visit your grandparents grandchildren going to college. and friends. • Clothing and toys — 25 percent of the money spent on The writer is the marketing and admissions toys comes from grandparents. director at Dorothy Love Retirement Community.

DAYTON — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Dayton, a community outreach program that brings people to campus to participate in seminars led mostly by other volunteers, has announced a winter proram. Participation has more than tripled since March 1994, when UD piloted the peerrun program. Participants can choose to attend as many seminars as they can schedule between Sept. 16 and Nov. 8.”Become a Healthier You,” “The Greatest Documents of American Democracy,” “From the Beginning … Connecting Art and Spirit,” “Talk with the Chief,” “The Five Rivers MetroParks Story,” “The Wagner Operas and Music,” “Are You Smarter than Your

Apple iPhone?” “Warm Water Therapy,” “What’s in the Environment that Can Hurt Me?” and more than 60 other seminars will be offered. UD’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is not a typical college offering, as there are no exams, grades or even required attendance. In fact, the only requirement is that particpants be at least 50 or be the spouses of a member. No previous education is required. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Dayton is directed by Special Programs and Continuing Education. All seminar moderators and UDLLI board members are volunteers. To receive a program brochure or to get informaiton on moderating a seminar, call Julie at (937) 229-2605.


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MUTTS

BIG NATE

HAGAR THE HORRIBLE

DILBERT

BLONDIE

FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE

HI AND LOIS ZITS

BEETLE BAILEY FAMILY CIRCUS

DENNIS the MENACE

ARLO & JANIS

HOROSCOPE

BY FRANCES DRAKE For Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Do whatever you can to get better organized because this is what you want to accomplish right now. Make repairs, and give yourself the right equipment to do a good job. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) It's your turn to be creative and explore your artistic talents. This is also an ideal time for vacations, playful activities, sports events and pursuing new romance. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Conversations with a parent might be significant now. You also might want to cocoon at home because you need to pull your act together before you take it on the road. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Short trips, conversations with everyone plus increased reading and writing are your focus. Learn whatever you can. Enjoy meeting new faces. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Think about your finances and how you can best use what you own to live easily and smoothly. This is a good time to think about your values and what really matters. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) With both the Sun and Mercury in your sign now, you're the flavor of the month. Don't hesitate to put yourself first. It's time to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year! LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) It's appropriate to work behind the scenes or lie in the weeds because you need to strategize your coming year (after your birthday arrives). What's next? SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Enjoy your increased popularity! Join clubs, groups and associations. Many of you enjoy hanging out with younger people now. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) It's easy to impress people in authority now, so make the most of this. You look competent and capable, which is why others will ask you to take on new tasks. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You want to get outta Dodge. Travel anywhere if you can, to get a change of scenery. If not, be a tourist in your own city. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Focus on red-tape details regarding inheritances, shared property, taxes, debt and insurance issues. Clear up as much of this as you can. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) It's important to get more sleep now because the Sun is as far away from your sign as it gets all year. You also have a good opportunity to learn more about your style of relating to those closest to you. YOU BORN TODAY You are patient, and you can be faithful to your family. You enjoy beauty both in your surroundings and in your own presentation. (You always dress well.) By extension, you are drawn to romantic love. You are a great planner, even if things don't always unfold as you expect. In fact, this year, an important decision will rise. Choose wisely. Birthdate of: Alice Sebold, author; Anika Noni Rose, actress; Roger Waters, musician.

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Partly cloudy, then clearing; north winds 5 to 10 mph

Mostly clear; northeast winds 5 to 10 mph

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High: 75

Low: 49

High: 75 Low: 52

High: 82 Low: 52

High: 82 Low: 62

High: 80 Low: 62

Local Outlook

Lots of sunshine predicted High pressure settles over the Miami Valley into the start of the weekend. Look for low humidity, lots of sunshine and a big spread between lows at night and Brian Davis daytime highs. Temperatures gradually rise to above normal levels for the weekend.

High: 85 Low: 65

Regional Almanac Temperatures Tuesday high.............................77 Tuesday low.............................52

Precipitation Tuesday...........................none Month to date.................trace Year to date...................17.15

Sunrise/Sunset Thursday sunset.............8:02 p.m. Friday sunrise................7:09 a.m. Friday sunset.......................8 p.m.

Source: The Sidney Wastewater Treatment Plant, official weather reporting station for Shelby County, and the U.S. Naval Observatory. For current daytime conditions, low/high temperatures, go to AccuWeather.com.

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A Storm System Will Bring Rain To The Northwest High pressure will bring sunshine to most of the Upper Midwest and the Northeast. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible over the central Rockies. Upper-level low pressure will produce showers and thunderstorms over much of the Pacific Northwest.

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Saliva lack can cause constipation DEAR DR. ROACH: that help break down In 2003, I had surgery for food, and the liquid swalthroat cancer, followed by lowed helps the food move radiation treatments. I have through the digestive tract. been negative ever since. Without adequate saliva — My salivary and thyroid whether it’s due to radiaglands were damaged. Does tion treatment, medical the thyroid gland control conditions like Sjogren’s disease or a side effect bowel movements? from medication — I’ve been constipated constipation is more a lot. I’ve tried differlikely. ent laxatives without Low thyroid levels good results. — J. are a frequent cause A N S W E R : of constipation, and Radiation therapy, radiation damage to though it can be lifethe thyroid predissaving, often has side To your poses you not only effects. In the case of to low thyroid levels head and neck cangood cers, you have had health but also to thyroid cancer, so your thytwo common side Dr. Keith roid gland needs to effects: damage to Roach be periodically examsalivary glands and ined. You should have to the thyroid gland. Both can affect bowel func- a lab test to check your thyroid function. tion. Most constipation There are three major salivary glands: the parotid improves with increased (in the cheeks), the sub- dietary fiber and water. DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m mandibular (under the jaw) and the sublingual (under an 80-year-old woman with the tongue). Low amounts very few ailments. The only of saliva can cause severe medication I take is for low dental damage, but saliva thyroid. About two weeks is helpful in several other ago, I woke up feeling tired, ways: Saliva has enzymes lightheaded and with a poor

appetite. My granddaughter took me to my primary care doctor, who did a checkup, including a urine test. He told me that my symptoms were due to the “super moon.” It affects people in flat-roof dwellings, and he said my symptoms would last only three days. I had to laugh when he told me this. He didn’t prescribe anything, and I did feel better after three days, like he said. My family says I should change doctors. Have you ever heard of “super moon” ailment? — E.F. ANSWER: It grieves me to dash this romantic notion, but at least four studies have looked at whether any behavior changes or medical illnesses occur more or less frequently according to the moon cycle, and there is no correlation. As far as changing your doctor goes, maybe he felt laughter was the best medicine. DEAR DR. ROACH: I have only one question: Is it inevitable for a woman to gain weight at menopause?

I am approaching that time in my life, and my friends are all telling me that weight gain cannot be avoided. — L.S. ANSWER: Because of the hormonal changes around menopause, many women do indeed gain weight. In fact, many women gain weight in the abdomen, rather than in the hips and thighs, and abdominal fat is more closely associated with heart disease, so it’s important to try to avoid it. Fortunately, weight gain is not inevitable. Increasing exercise (my favorite recommendation remains walking) and a diet low in red meat but high in vegetables, fruits, fish, nuts and whole grains not only help with weight management but can improve how you feel. *** Dr. Roach regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but will incorporate them in the column whenever possible. Readers may email questions to ToYourGoodHealthmed. cornell.edu or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Health newsletters may be ordered from www.rbmamall.com.

Mom rips workers for staying on the job DEAR ABBY: I am appalled see what seniors have in the at older workers who hang bank, it’s presumptuous to say onto their jobs so they can live someone should retire. Many lavish lifestyles, while young seniors are unprepared finanworkers trying to supcially to do so through port families are left no fault of their own. with lack of advanceAnd while you may ment or even laid off think now that you’ll because they don’t have take a reduction in pay tenure. when your sons are out I am a single mom, of college, it remains to and when my sons are be seen if that will be out of college I plan to feasible for you when Dear take a less stressful job the time comes. Abby (and thus less pay), so DEAR ABBY: My Abigail a younger person can cousin died a short have my job to support Van Buren time ago at a very a family. I am so tired young age and in an of the ME ME ME unnatural and devastatattitude of our society now. ing way. As soon as people In the past, there was more outside the family started of a sense of social respon- finding out, they began asking sibility. Now it’s every man what happened. Many of these for himself and hang every- questions were posted on my one else! — DISGUSTED IN relatives’ Facebook pages. COLUMBUS, OHIO Is it just me or isn’t that DEAR DISGUSTED: a very insensitive thing to While your altruism is laud- do? It’s not just that they are able, please try to be less judg- asking questions of a grievmental. Many older people ing family who lost their son work longer these days not only hours before, but that to live lavish lifestyles, but to they did it through Facebook. survive. — MOURNING IN THE Unless you have a crys- MIDWEST tal ball that enables you to DEAR MOURNING:

Please accept my sympathy for your family’s tragic loss. We live in an age in which respect for privacy has nearly disappeared, and folks routinely bare intimate and sensitive details about their lives on the Internet. Of course questions like the ones your relatives are being asked are tasteless — whether in person or via electronic media. If a person wishes to convey this kind of information, it is usually done VOLUNTARILY, and certainly not when feelings are raw. DEAR ABBY: Too often we hear horrifying stories in the news about prescription drug addiction and overdoses. I’d like to offer hope to addicts who are still using. There IS life after drugs. For 10 years I was addicted to pain pills. My poor mother tried everything. She offered me trips or help in buying a new car if I would just go to rehab. I refused because I wasn’t ready. I finally hit rock bottom and went into rehab when I realized my daughter was pulling away

from me. I had been spending our rent money on pills I’d buy on the streets. After I was sober for a few days, I realized I liked the feeling. After the sixth day, I was “me” again, and I loved it. I have been sober for two years and am now entering school to become a patient tech. It’s exciting because I will be helping others. I believe this is what I was meant to do in life. Everyone keeps saying I should tell my story, but to be honest, my story isn’t finished yet. Thank you for letting me share. — ENJOYING SOBRIETY IN FLORIDA DEAR ENJOYING SOBRIETY: You’re welcome. You’re right that your story isn’t over yet, but from where I’m sitting it looks like the next chapter will be a happy and constructive one. I wish you success in your journey. 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.

100 years Sept. 5, 1913 Samuel D. McCullough, who for the past four years has acted in the capacity of secretary of the water works, has tendered his resignation to Mayor Duncan and it has been accepted. He will leave next week for Kirksville, Mo., to enter the school of osteopathy. William l. Heiser, formerly secretary of the water works office, has been appointed to fill the vacancy. Mr. Heiser assumed charge of the office today and it will be moved to the Heiser coal office on Ohio Avenue. ––––– The Perry township schools will not open until the Monday of the fair because of the presence of diphtheria in the community. Several persons have been exposed and the school directors thought it best not to have the schools open until the danger of an epidemic is passed. ––––– Melvin Rhoades, for the past few years a sergeant in Co. L., Third regiment, was unanimously elected first lieutenant at the armory this week. Lieutenant Rhoades has been a faithful member of the local company for several years. 75 years Sept. 5, 1938 The Sidney Council of the Knights of Columbus installed Gus Palmisano as grand knight last night under the jurisdiction of District Deputy Ed Goubeaux, of Greenville. Installed with Palmisano were: Paul Jones, deputy grand knight; Eugene Carper, chancellor; Urban Jones, recorder; John Gattes, treasurer; Art Carter, warden; Ferdinand Gattes, advocate; Charles Schemmel, inside guard; William E. McGill, trustee; Edwin Salm, delegate; Rev. E.C. Lehman, chaplain. ––––– Dr. James Erbaugh has been named Red Cross roll call chairman for Shelby county, and will be one of the representatives from the county to attend the annual roll call camp at Beatley’s hotel, Indian Lake on Sept. 9. County chairman Frank H. Marshall and Mrs. C.C. Curtner, executive secretary, also plan to be present at the meeting. ––––– War clouds hung over Central Europe today as German leaders steadfastly refused to resume negotiations over the Czechoslovakian autonomy issue until disorders have been investigated.

50 years Sept. 5, 1963 VERSAILLES – The village’s oldest food market owned by one family since 1874, was sold this week to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Collins, who plan to operate the store on West Main Street. John Wolf began the business in Ansonia in 1874 and his son, Arthur, took over the business from him up to 1928 when he opened a store in Versailles. Both continued until Arthur Jr. graduated from Ohio State University when the Ansonia store was sold. The store became a charter member of the Hoosier Division of Clover Farm Stores in 1934. ––––– MINSTER Minster Canning Co. officials reported that the company is operating at capacity for the largest tomato pack in its history. Harold Thieman, official of the company, reported the quality of this year’s crop is good. Barring unforeseen adverse weather a record crop is expected from the 460 acres of the company has in production in the four-county area of Auglaize, Shelby, Darke and Mercer. 25 years Sept. 5, 1988 An ice cream parlor which will also sell frozen yogurt will open in early spring on Russell Road between St. Marys and Wapakoneta avenues. Robert and Judy Behr of Sidney will open the ice cream parlor which will share a parking lot with their other business under construction next door. The Behrs are building a new location for The Hair Co. beauty salon at 410 W. Russell Road. The beauty salon is expected to open in mid-September. ––––– A new health fitness center is opening at 2355 Wapakoneta Ave. which includes tanning and toning machines and a beauty shop. Radiance is owned by Helen and Walter Dewberry of Sidney and is located in the front portion of the former A.M. Gilardi produce building. Freshway Foods is in the rear. ––––– These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www. shelbycountyhistory.org

Sudoku puzzles also appear on the Sidney Daily News website at www.sidneydailynews.com.

Odds and ends CAIRO (AP) — In a case that ruffled feathers in Egypt, authorities have detained a migratory bird that a citizen suspected of being a spy. A man in Egypt’s Qena governorate, some 450 kilometers (280 miles) southeast of Cairo, found the suspicious bird among four others near his home and brought them to a police station Friday, said Mohammed Kamal, the head of the security in the region.


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McDonald’s exploring changes to Dollar Menu Candice Choi

AP Food Industry Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s Corp. says a revamped version of its Dollar Menu that includes items priced at $5 could be launched nationally this year. The world’s biggest hamburger chain says it has been testing versions of its famous value menu that’s called “Dollar Menu & More” in five markets across the country. The company noted that no official changes have yet been made to its current Dollar Menu, which was introduced more than a decade ago. The change would come after McDonald’s unsuccessful attempt

last year to get customers to switch from the Dollar Menu to a pricier “Extra Value Menu,” which features items costing closer to $2. But after sales flagged, the company went back to aggressively touting its Dollar Menu in TV ads. If the new “Dollar Menu & More” is rolled out, the Extra Value Menu would be retired, said Neil Golden, chief marketing officer for McDonald’s, which is based in Oak Brook, Ill. “We didn’t deliver on simplicity and clarity,” Golden said of the Extra Value Menu. He said that the company realized the “Dollar Menu” was a strong brand that McDonald’s could build on instead. The results from the tests have

been positive and the company is in the process of sharing the information with its more than 14,000 U.S. franchisees, he said. In order to be approved, at least 75 percent of the company’s 180 marketing cooperatives across the country would need to vote for it. The Dollar Menu & More that was tested has three price points —$1, $2 and $5 or “shareable” items such as 20-piece McNuggets. Another version that was tested has prices of $1, $1.79 and $4.99. The menu includes more chicken items, as well as versions of its burgers that come with an extra beef patty or toppings such as bacon.

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From page 1 the U.S. says fired rockets loaded with the nerve agent sarin on rebel-held areas near Damascus before dawn on Aug. 21, killing hundreds of civilians. So far, however, he has won little international backing for action. Among major allies, only France has offered publicly to join the U.S. in a strike. In a parliament debate, France’s Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault made a passionate appeal for intervention in Syria, placing the blame for the alleged chemical attack on Assad and warning that inaction could let him carry out more atrocities. The debate ended without a vote since President Francois Hollande can order a military operation without one. Obama has called chemical weapons use a “red line,” and top administration officials argued before the Senate on Tuesday that Assad would take inaction by Washington as a license for further brutality against his people. The fighting has killed more than 100,000 Syrians and uprooted nearly 7 million from their homes. During a visit to Sweden on Wednesday, Obama said a red line had been drawn by countries around the world that have backed a longstanding ban on chemical weapons. “I didn’t set a red line, the world set a red line,” he said. With the Syria debate in Congress in full swing, questions arose around the administration’s assurances. It’s not clear, critics said, how the U.S. could expect to deliver surgical strikes in Syria’s chaotic battlefield or predict the repercussions, including possible Assad

regime reprisals against Syria’s neighbors. The civil war in Syria hit a stalemate almost from the start. The rebels control much of the countryside in the north, east and south, but the regime is hanging on to most urban centers in the west, where the majority of Syrians live. Within that deadlock, each side has consolidated control over certain areas, said Peter Harling, a Syria expert at the International Crisis Group think tank. Momentum “is always shifting enough for both sides to be able to convince themselves that victory is ultimately feasible,” he said. “In practice, both sides are stuck and can achieve very little militarily.” The dawn assault on the predominantly Christian village of Maaloula was carried out by rebels from the al-Qaida-linked Jabhat alNusra group, according to a Syrian government official and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an anti-regime group. At the start of the attack, an al-Nusra fighter blew himself up at a regime checkpoint at the entrance to the village, said the Observatory, which collects information from a network of anti-regime activists. The suicide attack was followed by fighting between the rebels and regime forces, the Observatory and a nun in the village said. Eventually, the rebels seized the checkpoint, disabled two tanks and an armored personnel carrier and killed eight regime soldiers in fighting, the British-based group said. The nun said the rebels took over the Safir

hotel atop a mountain overlooking the village and fired shells at it from there. “It’s a war. It has been going from 6 a.m. in the morning,” she said. Some 80 people from the village took refuge in the convent, which houses 13 nuns and 27 orphans, she said. A Syrian government official confirmed the assault and said the military was trying to repel the rebels. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to give official statements. Maaloula, a mountain village some 40 miles (60 kilometers) northeast of Damascus, is home to about 2,000 residents, some of whom still speak a version of Aramaic, the ancient language of biblical times believed to have been spoken by Jesus. The four-decade iron rule of the Assad clan over Syria has long rested on support from the country’s ethnic and religious minorities, including Christians, Shiite Muslims and Kurds. The Assad family and key regime figures are Alawites, followers of an offshoot of Shiite Islam, while most rebels and their supporters are Sunni Muslims. In fighting in Damascus, a mortar shell fired by rebels hit a sports hall, killing a member of the national tae kwon do team, 27-year-old Mohammed Ali Neimeh, the state news agency SANA said. Neimeh had been training for an upcoming Islamic Solidarity Tournament in Indonesia this week. Rebels and regime forces also clashed on the outskirts of the capital, according to amateur video. In the Daraya

district, several fighters fired assault rifles from behind an earthen embankment. Smoke rose from the neighborhood of Barzek after the shelling. There were new signs of rivalry among rebel groups that have been fragmented from the start. The two main camps are the Westernbacked Free Syrian Army, which portrays itself as the largest fighting group, and jihadist fighters, including thousands from outside Syria, who have become increasingly dominant, particularly in the north and sparsely populated east. Among the jihadists, there have been several splits in recent months, particularly between those loyal to commanders in Syria and those who pledge allegiance to al-Qaida-linked groups in Iraq. In an amateur video posted online Wednesday, a foreign fighter was seen standing among other bearded men who he says have come to Syria from Russia and the Caucasus to wage jihad, or holy war. “Our brigade is called the Mujahedin of the Caucasus and the Levant, and we have our brothers from all over the world with us,” he said in halting Russian translated into Arabic. He said his men had broken away from one of the jihadi blocs, known as ISIS, and that the group is also “independent from Jabhat al-Nusra and others.” ——— Associated Press writer Albert Aji in Damascus contributed to this report.

Castro From page 1 Castro’s three victims declined to comment. Castro was sentenced Aug. 1 to life in prison plus 1,000 years after pleading guilty to 937 counts, including kidnapping and rape, in a deal to avoid the death penalty. At his sentencing, he told the judge: “I’m not a monster. I’m sick.” Castro had been in a cell by himself in protective custody, meaning he was checked every 30 minutes, because of fears his notoriety could lead to attacks from other inmates, authorities said. He was not on a suicide watch, which entails constant supervision, Smith said. She would not say why. Officials would not say whether he left a suicide note. Castro had been on a suicide watch for a few weeks in the Cuyahoga County jail, before he pleaded guilty and was turned over to state authorities, and police said after his arrest that they had found a years-old note in which he talked about suicide. But authorities at the jail dropped the suicide watch in June after concluding he was unlikely to take his own life. Castro’s captives — Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight — disappeared separately between 2002 and 2004, when they were 14, 16 and 20. They

were rescued from Castro’s rundown house May 6 after Berry broke through a screen door. Elation over the women’s rescue turned to shock as details emerged about their captivity. Castro fathered a child with Berry while she was being held. The girl was 6 when she was freed. Investigators also disclosed that the women were bound with chains, repeatedly raped and deprived of food and bathroom facilities. Knight told authorities that Castro impregnated her repeatedly and made her miscarry by starving her and punching her in the belly. Berry said she was forced to give birth in a plastic kiddie pool. On Castro’s old street Wednesday, freshly planted landscaping was in bloom on the site where his house stood before it was demolished by the city a month ago. Castro “took the easy way out,” said James King, who lives down the street. “He knew what he did was wrong, so he killed himself.” No one answered the door at the home of Castro’s mother and brother. Castro’s lawyers tried unsuccessfully to have a psychological examination of Castro done in jail before he was turned over to state authorities, his attorney, Jaye Schlachet, said Wednesday.

Schlachet would not comment further. Michael Casey, director of the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy outside Chicago, said a notorious figure like Castro would have been more apt to be harmed by other inmates, citing the case of Jeffrey Dahmer, the Milwaukee cannibal who was beaten to death in prison in 1994. He said that given the way Castro managed to hide his crimes for so long, he probably would have been able to conceal any suicidal tendencies from his jailers. The prison where Castro hanged himself, a so-called reception center for newly arrived inmates, is crowded with nearly twice the 900 prisoners it was meant to hold, according to state figures. Stress is high and assaults are up at the prison, said Tim Shafer, an official with the guards’ union. But he said: “Just like out in the public, suicides happen, and you just can’t prevent every one of them.” ——— Associated Press writers Thomas J. Sheeran in Cleveland, Kantele Franko and Julie Carr Smyth in Columbus and Allen Breed in Raleigh, N.C., contributed to this report. ——— Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached on Twitter at https://twitter.com/awhcolumbus.

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MILLING & MIXING AREA SUPERVISOR A first shift milling and mixing area supervisor position with 28-30 direct reports requires a background in rubber grading, blending, processing; computer and spreadsheet skills, rubber laboratory equipment knowledge, and familiarity with TS16949 quality systems. Excellent pay and benefits to the qualified applicant for an excellent career opportunity with a growing and profitable company. Please respond to: Dept 131 c/o Sidney Daily News 1451 N. Vandemark Road Sidney, Ohio 45365

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Qualifications: Bachelor degree in Engineering, 1-5 years experience in product design and engineering related processes. Proficient in 3D CAD modeling (Solidworks preferred). Outstanding written/oral communication skills. Familiar with Project management and Engineering Principles. Send resume to: Dept 132 c/o Sidney Daily News 1451 N. Vandemark Road Sidney, Ohio 45365

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General Laborers FOOD RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT TECH Freshway Foods in Sidney, has an immediate opening for a Food Research & Development Tech. * Support R&D efforts to introduce new product for both the food service and retail markets * Previous experience and or education required

If further details needed please call 419-586-9888. All Applicants must possess a valid drivers license and possess an excellent attendance history! If you are seeking an entry level position in a manufacturing environment…

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Would you like to work in a friendly and flexible atmosphere? We are seeking both team oriented and professional Nursing Assistants and a Weekend Warrior Nurse to fit into our team. We can offer: • Perfect Attendance Program • Weekend and Shift Differentials • Complimentary Meals • Free Uniforms • 401K Program • Call-in Incentive Program • Free Meals • Affordable Health, Dental, Optical Insurance • Pay for Experience • Paid Vacations Double Time for Holidays • Scholarship Program • Competitive Wages If this sounds like a job for you stop in and fill out an application or call Jennifer Babylon at (937)773-0040.

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Ability to maintain accurate information related to product designs and specifications. Utilize standards and processes for releasing new products and organize all information related to product design. Ensure product designs are cost effective and meet all customer requirements.

Seeking team members who want to build a career with our growing company. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated, excel in team environments and, have 3-5 years of manufacturing experience. The plant operates on a 12-hour shift basis with current openings on the 7pm to 7am shift. We offer a highly competitive wage and full benefits.

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Houses For Sale 4 BEDROOM, 2.5 bath, basement rec room, family room, 2 car garage, 14451 Charmhill Drive, $1200 month, deposit/ references, (937)497-0401. Apartments /Townhouses 1 BEDROOM, Fort Loramie, stove refrigerator, air, washer & dryer included $325 monthly plus utilities, deposit & references required, (937)423-5839 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Sidney & Anna, different floor plans, garages, fireplaces, appliances, washer/ dryers, www.firsttroy.com, (937)498-4747, (937)3355223 210 LANE, 2 bedroom, appliances, washer/ dryer hookup, no pets, $440 plus deposit, (937)538-6818 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, duplex, garage, all appliances, no pets, $700, call (937)658-4453

IN OSGOOD, 2 Bedroom, all utilities including Cable and Internet furnished, (419)5822891, (937)623-3355 LARGE, 3 Bedroom, Sidney, Duplex, 2 bath, appliances, air, laundry hookup, no pets $545, (937)394-7265 * 1 & 2 Bedroom * Studios

Village West Apts. "Simply the Best" (937)492-3450 Houses For Rent 1 BEDROOM, Living room, kitchen, bath. Near downtown. $300 monthly. (937)489-6502 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH, appliances, large rooms, w/d hookup, large 1 car attached garage. $650 monthly. (937)3948245 ENCHANTING HISTORIC Home, 4 Bedroom, Garage, large yard, Cul-de-sac, quiet neighborhood, ca, Fireplaces, large veranda & deck, $1150 Monthly, (937)658-1595 Pets BOSTON TERRIERS 2 male. DOB: 8/26/13. First shots and wormed. (937)693-2794 Leave a message, will call back. COCKATOO, lovable, talks, good personality, birth certificate, big cage included and accessories, will also trade. Call for price, (937)497-1018 FREE BEAGLE to good home, 4 years old, (937)339-4554 KITTENS, Would make good barn cats or indoor cats, 4 black kittens available, Free to good homes,(937)492-6322 or (937)638-9466 call after 3pm LAB PUPPIES, 12 weeks old. 5 females, 3 black and 2 yellow. NO PAPERS. $100 each. (937)418-8989 or (937)4182178. Male Yorkie Poo $250, Male Mini Poodle $250, Male Yorkie $295, Female Yorkie $395. Call (419)925-4339

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LOCATION: Sale to be held at the ‘End Zone’, 601 Broadway, Covington, Ohio FARM #1: Patterson Rd., Shelby County; Parcel #22-2528-100-102, 80 Acres Bare Land, Approx. 73.24 Acres Tillable. OWNER: John Levering FARM #2: W. Miami Shelby Rd., Miami County, Parcel #M40-000005, 51.105 Acres Bare Land, Approx. 50.534 Acres Tillable. OWNER: John Levering FARM #3: W. State Route 36, Piqua, Miami County, Parcel #M40-005500, 32.77 Acres Bare Land, Approx. 32 Acres Tillable. OWNER: Barbara F. Aras & Mark C. Aras

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2 Bedroom one full bath home located on Lehmkuls Landing. This would make a great year round home or summer cottage. Property comes fully furnished with furniture appliances and even fishing poles. Boat slip within 50 yards, large corner lot with room to expand & 8 X 10 storage shed. Minster School District. Bidding Closes September 12th. 6:00 p.m.

The prayers, flowers, cards, food and memorial contributions will always be remembered and appreciated. Special thanks to the Sidney Rescue Squad, both Father Dan’s and the staff at Fairhaven Retirement Community. Sincerely, The Family of

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Jackets, Chieftains renew rivalry Friday Ken Barhorst

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Sidney head football coach Adam Doenges is hoping Bellefontaine doesn’t look at the schedule this week and say “good.” He was referring to the Chieftains maybe feeling, in light of their preseason schedule and last week’s opener, that they had an easier time ahead this week. “They really loaded up in preseason,” said Doenges of the Chieftains, who host the Jackets Friday night at 7:30 in quest of their first win. “They played some unbelievable scrimmages. They were in a four-way in Cincinnati with Kenton, Winton Woods and Springfield, and they also scrimmaged Pickerington Central. Then they opened with Wapakoneta and Wapak is going to be a very good football team this year. “Bellefontaine is not a 1-9

the team. He also hit 14-for-30 through the air for 200 yards and a touchdown. “I can’t speak enough about what Jordan did last week,” said Doenges. “He played every play but one at quarterback, and played at middle linebacker and took on fullbacks head on all night. That’s where we’re at. Jordan has to do that. But he was worn out after the game. As hard as he plays and as much as he did, that’s how he’s going to feel after a game. I just can’t give him enough credit.” Running back Eric Barnes will need to get untracked to take some of the pressure off Fox, but he was unable to do that last week, finishing with 27 yards on 12 carries. “Part of that is on the line, and part on Eric,” said Doenges. “I know the guys on the line were frustrated, and so was Eric. We’ve got some things we’re working on, and we need to get the running game going. We felt we could run the ball,

or 2-8 team like last year,” he added. The Jackets take a 1-0 record into Friday’s contest with their longtime Logan County rival, which lost to Wapakoneta 35-17 last week. The two teams first played each other back in 1899. Sidney was able to hang on to edge St. Marys in another thriller against the Roughriders. The Jackets dodged several bullets in the game, but none bigger than a dropped pass in the endzone with a minute remaining. “We played hard last week, and it was one of the hardesthitting games we’ve had in a while,” Doenges said. “There were several times when players lost their helmets.” The Jackets gave up a lot of yards on the ground to the Roughriders, and were not able to run the ball effectively themselves, even though quarterback Jordan Fox picked up some crucial yards throughout the game and finished with 70 yards on the ground, tops on

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but we had to start passing and were all right with it. “I felt we should have won by more than we did last week,” he added. “We didn’t grab the game by the horns and run away with it.” He says the Jacket are in for a battle Friday with a much-

improved Chieftain team. “This week we’ll see a spread team, no hudddle,” he said. “They are much-improved. It was back on Feb. 2 at about 12:30, after lunch, when I found out Toby Smith had been named Bellefontaine’s new coach and I knew it was trouble. He was the coach at West LibertySalem and we always got that film from Bellefontaine. And a lot of times, you found yourself taking your eyes off what you should have been watching to see what West Liberty was doing. He’s a good coach, and his kids are always relentless and play hard. And they’ve bought into what he wants to do. They won’t hide what they’re trying to do,” he added. “They are going to get the ball to their best kids. They have a good running back, a good quarterback, and maybe one of the best receivers we’ll see. It’s going to be a challenge.”

Reds, Cardinals go extra innings Cincinnati Reds’ Joey Votto (19) reacts after striking out against St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller with runners in scoring position in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday in Cincinnati. Cardinals’ Yadier Molina is at right. The two teams were tied at 3-3 after nine innings.

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ANNA – It’s the second meeting. Uh-oh! Anna head football coach Bryan Rioch knows his history, at least when it comes to his Rockets. And that’s why, in spite of a lopsided win over Brookville at home last year, he’s more than a little concerned about taking his team on the return trip to face the Blue Devils Friday night. “Last year means zero to me,” he began. “I know there’s going to be a lot of twos, or seconds, in this, but the last two secondgame non-league opponents, when we played the second round, it was a whole different game. The first time we played Waynesfield here, we won easy, then the second year when we went over there? Dogfight. We played Sherwood Fairview here and won big. Then went up there the second year? Dogfight. I anticipate that happening again.” Still, Brookville has a lot of points to make up — Anna won 42-13 last year, Brookville’s only loss in its first seven games. In addition, the Rockets are coming off a big win in the opener, remaining perfect against Lehman with a 40-14 victory. “Brookville comes off the ball well, they’re big up front, they have a physical tight end, they run the ball hard, and they have a three-year starter back at quarter-

back,” he said. “And they have eight or nine starters returning on both sides of the ball. Last year, they were playing a MAC team and were probably a little intimidated. But that won’t be the case this year. They will run the fullback with double-tight ends and try to jam it down our throats.” He said what the Rockets need to do is play “keepaway,” and he has just the method for doing that — give the ball to Christian Williams. The pile-driving running back carried 29 times last year for 323 yard against Lehman. “He’s big, athletic and he’s gotten faster,” said Rioch of Williams. “There was one point in the game where he’s carrying four or five kids, and that wasn’t the most impressive one. I’m watching the defensive back almost run away hoping someone else would tackle him. And I don’t blame that kid.” Despite Williams’ effort and the lopsided score against the Cavaliers, Rioch was not overjoyed with his team’s performance. “We really didn’t play that well,” he said. “Christian kinda covered up a lot of mistakes we made. Up front on offense, I thought we underachieved. But the good news is you come away with a relatively convincing win when you have a lot of improvement to make.”

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OSU players aware of pecking order COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — What’s brewing with the 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes … BUCKEYES BUZZ: It’s not just the fans or reporters who notice who does or doesn’t play right away in games. Rest assured, the players, who have the most at stake, are paying close attention. Just to be certain the message gets across, some assistants meet with their position players and lay it on the line before the game. “The one thing I try to be with these kids is fair,” running backs coach Stan Drayton said. “And I don’t want things hitting them sideways. So they know what’s expected of them in their role to this foot-

ball team. A lot of those concerns are addressed before the game.” For instance, Jordan Hall got the lion’s share of carries for the Buckeyes in their 40-20 win over Buffalo. Surprisingly, former walk-on Warren Ball was the next player to get a carry. Then freshmen Dontre Wilson and Ezekiel Elliott got their first collegiate attempts. And promising sophomore Bri’onte Dunn never got on the field. “These guys get what they deserve, and (Ball) obviously made me feel comfortable during the course of last week’s practice for me to put him in the ballgame,” Drayton said. “He’s a young man who is very conscientious and does a lot right. It was

his first time getting the chance to play, so I didn’t know what to expect there, either. But we were very, very pleased with the way he responded.” If getting playing time is a reward, then withholding it also sends a message. Dunn hasn’t been active on special teams, and standing on the sidelines it might just have sunk into him that he must commit in that area. Asked if Dunn must throw himself into special teams before he can expect playing time at tailback, coach Urban Meyer said, “That has to happen.” THE LATEST: After Wednesday’s practice, Meyer said the Buckeyes were relatively healthy. C.J. Barnett (ankle) is

back and full-go. C Corey Linsley will again have reduced activity in the range of the 16 or 17 plays he saw in the opener. Meyer said RB Rod Smith was working with the punt team, the first step toward getting carries. And CB Bradley Roby had a good workout on Wednesday but no decision has made as to who would start at the CB spots between him, Doran Grant and Armani Reeves. GROUP EFFORT: Coach Rocky Long, which leads San Diego State up against the Buckeyes at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Ohio Stadium, says way too much has been made of the fact that he is 1-0 against Meyer as a head coach.

Cavs brace for Minster invasion Ken Barhorst

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Lehman coach Dick Roll says his team was outmanned by the Anna Rockets last week in a season-opening loss, but he is still confident that this Cavalier team is going to be a good one. The Cavs try to bounce back from that loss to the Rockets when they host the Minster Wildcats in a 7 p.m. game at Sidney Memorial Stadium. And while Lehman will be trying to shake off the effects of a lopsided setback (40-14), Minster will be trying to come back from a tough loss to backyard rival Fort Loramie, which scored in the final sec-

onds to pull out a 21-18 victory. “We were outmanned and we didn’t play real well up front,” said Roll of last week’s game. “And defensively, we didn’t tackle. The Williams kid (Christian) is good, but we just didn’t do a good job of tackling him, and if there’s anything I’m real disappointed in, it’s the lack of tackling. We had kids in position, but we didn’t make plays — on both sides of the ball.” He was encouraged by the effort of quarterback Nick Rourke. “Nick had a real good game,” said the veteran coach. “We had five or six dropped passes, and both his intercep-

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Sidney Daily News, Thursday, September 5, 2013

Loramie tries to make it two straight against MAC teams

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New Bremen invades Fort Loramie Friday night

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FORT LORAMIE — Matt Burgbacher is seldom a man of few words when it comes to football. But he was having a difficult time Wednesday putting into words how he felt about last week’s exhilarating lastsecond victory over the Minster Wildcats in the season opener at Minster. Loramie running back and premier touchdownmaker Delaunte Thornton scored with 15 seconds left to give the Redskins a dramatic 21-18 victory over their biggest rival. “It was probably the best high school game I’ve ever coached in, and one of the best games our players have played in,” Burgbacher said. “It was just one of those rivalry games… I can’t really come up with the words to describe it. It was amazing.” Burgbacher said he made it a point to shake not only the hand of Minster coach Geron Stokes after the game, but also the hands of every one of the Minster players before hustling back to his team’s side of the field to celebrate with them. “It was back and forth,” he said. “And both teams

left everything out there on the field. I kinda thought to myself in the fourth quarter, this is what high school football is all about.” The two rivals played each other even. Not only the score indicates that, but also the final stats, which show the total yardage figure quite close. “It was just exciting,” he said. “When Minster made plays, we were able to answer, and I really liked seeing that. I thought our defense played great. Offensively, I thought we did some things well and there are some things we need to improve on. But when I look at at some of the mistakes we made, when you’re playing a good football team, they’re going to force you into a few mistakes.” Now the Redskins have to put that game out of their minds and concentrate on facing another Midwest Athletic Conference school, with New Bremen coming to town Friday night. The game will start at 7:30, but every Loramie game after this week will start at 7. “I know what people are saying,” Burgbacher commented. “They’re saying we were so hyped up for

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New Bremen’sTristin Hoffmaster runs against Allen East last week. He and his Cardinal teammates invade Fort Loramie Friday.

the Minster game that no way can we get up like that again. And there is nothing New Bremen would rather do than knock us off. When I watch New Bremen, what stands out is that they have a lot of fight in them and they don’t quit.” The Cardinals’ biggest problem this year is numbers. Because of two small classes, the numbers in the football program are down, with just 34 on the roster. But there are some key players back.

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An ‘easy par’ for Jaques Charlie Jaques of Sidney had quite a par on the par-3 No. 8 south hole at Shelby Oaks Sunday morning. The hole was playing 152 yards, and he hit his tee shot out of bounds. So he teed up another ball under the rules of golf, and hit his second attempt into the cup. But it was not a hole-in-one because of the first shot out of bounds — rather it was an “easy par.” Jaques has had four hole-in-ones in his career.

Sidney netters blank Piqua The Sidney High girls tennis team blanked visiting Piqua 5-0 in action Tuesday. Katie Salyers won 6-1, 7-5 at first singles, Marina Oba won 6-0, 6-0 at second singles, and Heidi Parker won 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 at third singles. At first doubles, Alexis Hall and Melinda McBride won 6-2, 6-3, and at second doubles, Julia Wellauer and Katelyn Larger won 6-2, 6-2. The junior varsity won 2-1, with wins coming from Madison Winslow in singles and the doubles team of McKal Basil and Marie Butts.

Lady Jackets fall to Springboro SPRINGBORO — Sidney High’s girls soccer team dropped to 3-3 on the season after a loss to Springboro Tuesday night, 3-1. Springboro got on the board just six minutes into the game and wound up scoring all three of its goals in the first half. “I don’t think we came out ready for their aggressiveness and speed,” said Sidney coach Stacey Goffena. “We played much better in the second half and put together some offensive runs that we couldn’t capitalize on.” Sidney was able to score with 10 minutes remaining when Morgan Knasel crossed to Ashley Egan. “Springboro is a great team and ranked second in the Dayton area, and we were able to play with them in the second half,” said Goffena. “I’m glad the girls kept fighting and didn’t just give up when they were down 3-0 early.” Goffena praised the play of goalie Lindsey Sturwold, who had 11 saves. Springboro won the junior varsity game 5-0.

“The player that scares me is Garrett Westerbeck,” said Burgbacher of the Cardinal signal-caller. “He’s probably the best running quarterback we’ll see and their offense runs through him. When he has the football, he can make things happen, and obviously, he touches it every play. Defensively, they’re just going to get after us. They will mix things up and do things we haven’t seen yet. We know we’re in for a fight.”

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High school football Standings Greater Western Ohio Conf. League All W-L W-L NORTH Piqua . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 1-0 Sidney . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 1-0 Trotwood . . . . . . . . 0-0 1-0 Vandalia . . . . . . . . . 0-0 0-1 Greenville. . . . . . . . 0-0 0-1 Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 0-1 Last week’s scores Sidney 19, St. Marys 16 Piqua 41, Toledo Rogers 6 Trotwood 42, Springfield 8 Loveland 35, Vandalia 6 Eaton 40, Greenville 13 Chaminade 34, Troy 20 This week’s games Sidney at Bellefontaine Kings at Piqua Wayne at Trotwood Tecumseh at Vandala Springfield Shawnee at Troy Greenville at Tipp City CENTRAL Centerville . . . . . . . 0-0 1-0 Wayne. . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 1-0 Beavercreek . . . . . . 0-0 0-1 Fairmont . . . . . . . . 0-0 0-1 Northmont . . . . . . . 0-0 0-1 Springfield . . . . . . . 0-0 0-1 Last week’s scores Trotwood 42, Springfield 8 Alter 17, Fairmont 14 Fairfield 21, Beavercreek 7 Thurgood Marshall 32, Northmont 22 Wayne 62, Gahanna Lincoln 28 Centerville 38, Pickerington Central 33 This week’s games Springfield at Middletown Wayne at Trotwood Centerville at Springboro Fairmont at Miamisburg Westerville South at Northmont Beavercreek at Carroll SOUTH Lebanon . . . . . . . . . 0-0 1-0 Miamisburg . . . . . . 0-0 1-0 Springboro . . . . . . . 0-0 1-0 Fairborn . . . . . . . . . 0-0 0-1 West Carrollton . . . 0-0 0-1 Xenia . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 0-1 Last week’s scores Stebbins 35, West Carrollton 30 Tecumseh 21, Fairborn 0 Springboro 34, Mason 21 Princeton 48, Xenia 10 Miamisburg 56, Bellbook 3 Lebanon 20, Kings 17 This week’s score Centerville at Springboro Fairmont at Miamisburg Franklin at West Carrollton Lebanon at Loveland

Xenia at Bellbrook Fairborn at Stebbins —— Midwest Athletic Conf. Anna . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 1-0 Marion Local . . . . . 0-0 1-0 Fort Recovery. . . . . 0-0 1-0 Coldwater . . . . . . . 0-0 0-1 Minster. . . . . . . . . . 0-0 0-1 Delphos St. John’s . 0-0 0-1 St. Henry . . . . . . . . 0-0 0-1 Versailles . . . . . . . . 0-0 0-1 New Bremen . . . . . 0-0 0-1 Parkway . . . . . . . . . 0-0 0-1 Last week’s scores Anna 40, Lehman 14 Fort Loramie 21, Minster 18 Allen East 28, New Bremen 13 Marion Local 42, Lima Shawnee 7 Kenton 22, Coldwater 2 Fort Recovery 24, Edgerton 21 Celina 25, Versailles 19 Elida 20, Delphos St. John’s 0 Covington 35, St. Henry 21 Crestview 21, Parkway 0 This week’s games Anna at Brookville Minster at Lehman New Bremen at Fort Loramie Parkway at Riverside Fort Recovery at Waynesfield West Jefferson at Marion Local Versailles at Valley View Lima Catholic at Delphos St. John’s Coldwater at Col. Hartley Eaton at St. Henry —— Northwest Central Conf. Fort Loramie . . . . . 0-0 1-0 Ridgemont . . . . . . . 0-0 1-0 Upper Scioto Valley . 0-0 1-0 Riverside . . . . . . . . 0-0 1-0 Lehman . . . . . . . . . 0-0 0-1 Lima Perry . . . . . . . 0-0 0-1 Last week’s scores Anna 40, Lehman 14 Fort Loramie 21, Minster 18 Ridgemont 46, Vanlue 13 Delphos Jefferson 48, Waynesfield 3 Riverside 28, Bradford 24 Upper Scioto 47, Ridgedale 18 This week’s games Minster at Lehman New Bremen at Fort Loramie Parkway at Riverside Lima Perry at Toledo Scott Fort Recovery at Waynesfield Ridgemont at Ridgedale

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FOOTBALL NFL schedule National Football League Schedule By Associated Press Thursday's Game Baltimore at Denver, 8:30 p.m. Sunday's Games Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Chicago, 1 p.m. New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Seattle at Carolina, 1 p.m. Miami at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m. Oakland at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Green Bay at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. Arizona at St. Louis, 4:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Monday's Games Philadelphia at Washington, 7:10 p.m. Houston at San Diego, 10:20 p.m.

Ohio college Ohio College Football This week’s schedule By Associated Press TONIGHT Urbana at Findlay, 7 p.m. Ohio Dominican at Georgetown, Ky., 7 p.m. Edinboro St. at Walsh, 7 p.m. Gannon at Lake Erie, 7 p.m. Saturday San Diego St. at Ohio St., 3:30 p.m. Cincinnati at Illinois, noon N. Texas at Ohio, 7 p.m. Bowling Green at Kent St. (MAC), noon James Madison at Akron, 6 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at Kentucky, noon Toledo at Missouri, 3:30 p.m. Morehead St. at Youngstown St., 4 p.m. Duquesne at Dayton, 1 p.m. Ashland at Indianapolis, 6:05 p.m. Tiffin at McKendree, 2 p.m. Marietta at Case Reserve, 7 p.m. Malone at Notre Dame Coll., 1 p.m. Bluffton at Ohio Wesleyan, 6 p.m. Mount St. Joseph at Augustana, 7 p.m. Defiance at Albion, 7 p.m. St. John Fisher at Otterbein, 1:30 p.m. Alma at Heidelberg, 1:30 p.m. Olivet at Wilmington, 1:30 p.m. John Carroll at St. Norbert, 4 p.m. Earlham at Denison, 7 p.m. Westminster, Pa., at Hiram, 7 p.m.

Kenyon at Allegheny (NCAC), 1. Wittenberg at Butler, 6 p.m. Washington & Jefferson at Wooster, 7 p.m. Benedict at Central St., 1:30.

BASEBALL League leaders MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING_CJohnson, Atlanta, .330; Cuddyer, Colorado, .328; YMolina, St. Louis, .325; Werth, Washington, .321; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .320; Craig, St. Louis, .314; MCarpenter, St. Louis, .313. RUNS_MCarpenter, St. Louis, 103; Choo, Cincinnati, 93; Votto, Cincinnati, 89; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 88; Holliday, St. Louis, 85; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 85; JUpton, Atlanta, 84. RBI_Goldschmidt, Arizona, 104; Phillips, Cincinnati, 99; Craig, St. Louis, 97; FFreeman, Atlanta, 94; Bruce, Cincinnati, 88; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, 87; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 86. HITS_MCarpenter, St. Louis, 166; Segura, Milwaukee, 165; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 163; DanMurphy, New York, 161; Craig, St. Louis, 159; Votto, Cincinnati, 154; Pence, San Francisco, 153. DOUBLES_MCarpenter, St. Louis, 45; Bruce, Cincinnati, 38; YMolina, St. Louis, 37; Desmond, Washington, 34; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 34; Rizzo, Chicago, 34; GParra, Arizona, 33. TRIPLES_SMarte, Pittsburgh, 10; CGomez, Milwaukee, 9; Segura, Milwaukee, 9; Span, Washington, 9; Hechavarria, Miami, 7; Venable, San Diego, 7; EYoung, New York, 7. HOME RUNS_PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 32; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 31; DBrown, Philadelphia, 27; Bruce, Cincinnati, 26; CGonzalez, Colorado, 26; JUpton, Atlanta, 24; Beltran, St. Louis, 23. STOLEN BASES_Segura, Milwaukee, 39; ECabrera, San Diego, 37; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 35; EYoung, New York, 35; CGomez, Milwaukee, 32; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 27; Pierre, Miami, 22; Revere, Philadelphia, 22. PITCHING_JDe La Rosa, Colorado, 15-6; Liriano, Pittsburgh, 156; Zimmermann, Washington, 15-8; Wainwright, St. Louis, 15-9; Greinke, Los Angeles, 14-3; Latos, Cincinnati, 14-5; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 14-8. ERA_Kershaw, Los Angeles, 1.89; Harvey, New York, 2.27; Fernandez, Miami, 2.33; Greinke, Los Angeles, 2.78; Strasburg, Washington, 2.85; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 2.91; Corbin, Arizona, 2.96. STRIKEOUTS_Kershaw, Los Angeles, 201; Harvey, New York, 191; Samardzija, Chicago, 190; Wainwright, St. Louis, 187; Bailey, Cincinnati, 181; Strasburg, Washington, 174; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 174; Hamels, Philadelphia, 174. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING_MiCabrera, Detroit, .355; Trout, Los Angeles, .335; ABeltre, Texas, .324; Mauer, Minnesota, .324; DOrtiz, Boston, .310; Loney, Tampa Bay, .306; JhPeralta, Detroit, .305; Cano, New York, .305. RUNS_MiCabrera, Detroit, 95; CDavis, Baltimore, 95; Trout, Los Angeles, 95; AJones, Baltimore, 90; AJackson, Detroit, 89; Ellsbury, Boston, 87; Encarnacion, Toronto, 85. RBI_MiCabrera, Detroit, 130; CDavis, Baltimore, 122; Encarnacion, Toronto, 102; AJones, Baltimore, 98; Fielder, Detroit, 93; Cano, New York, 89; DOrtiz, Boston, 85. HITS_ABeltre, Texas, 174; MiCabrera, Detroit, 173; Machado, Baltimore, 173; Trout, Los Angeles, 171; Ellsbury, Boston, 165; AJones, Baltimore, 165; Pedroia, Boston, 165. DOUBLES_Machado, Baltimore, 46; Lowrie, Oakland, 41; CDavis, Baltimore, 38; Pedroia, Boston, 36; AlRamirez, Chicago, 36; JCastro, Houston, 35; Mauer, Minnesota, 35; Saltalamacchia, Boston, 35; Trout, Los Angeles, 35. TRIPLES_Trout, Los Angeles, 9; Ellsbury, Boston, 8; Gardner, New York, 8; Drew, Boston, 6; AGordon, Kansas City, 6; BMiller, Seattle, 6; AJackson, Detroit, 5; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 5; Kawasaki, Toronto, 5; LMartin, Texas, 5. HOME RUNS_CDavis, Baltimore, 47; MiCabrera, Detroit, 43; Encarnacion, Toronto, 36; ADunn, Chicago, 30; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 29; Bautista, Toronto, 28; ABeltre, Texas, 28; AJones, Baltimore, 28; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 28. STOLEN BASES_Ellsbury, Boston, 51; RDavis, Toronto, 40; Andrus, Texas, 35; Rios, Texas, 33; Altuve, Houston, 31; Trout, Los Angeles, 31; LMartin, Texas, 30. PITCHING_Scherzer, Detroit, 19-2; MMoore, Tampa Bay, 15-3; Tillman, Baltimore, 15-5; CWilson, Los Angeles, 14-6; Colon, Oakland, 14-6; Masterson, Cleveland, 1410; Lester, Boston, 13-8; Guthrie, Kansas City, 13-10. ERA_AniSanchez, Detroit, 2.68; Darvish, Texas, 2.73; Scherzer, Detroit, 2.88; Colon, Oakland, 2.90; Iwakuma, Seattle, 2.92; Sale, Chicago, 2.97; Kuroda, New York, 2.99.

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Botkins teen elected to national office NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lindsey munity service, social media and the Schneider, a senior at Botkins High changing roles of men and women in School, has been elected the 2013-14 the home and workplace. national first vice president of Family, Along with nine other members Career and Community of the National Executive Leaders of America (FCCLA). Council, Schneider will travel Schneider is one of 10 to FCCLA national headquarnational officers elected ters in Reston, Va., during the during the 2013 National year to attend training and Leadership Conference, held program-planning sessions. July 7-11 in Nashville, Tenn. She will also help to set poliBeing elected a national officies and develop future goals cer is the highest leadership for the organization as a comhonor an FCCLA member can mittee member of the FCCLA Schneider achieve. National Board of Directors. Schneider’s election During the year, Schneider took place during a five-day leader- and the other national officers will ship event centered on the theme, represent the organization by leading “Discover Your Voice.” During the workshops and giving speeches locally week, more than 7,000 FCCLA mem- and throughout the country. bers, advisers, alumni and guests During the year as FCCLA National attended workshops and sessions on First Vice President, Schneider will relevant youth issues, including career help to plan the focus and content of preparation, financial literacy, environ- FCCLA’s 2014 National Leadership mental education, traffic safety, com- Conference, to be held July 6-10, in

San Antonio, Texas. Schneider is the daughter of Tim and Marlaine Schneider, of Botkins. Margie Haehn is Botkins’ FCCLA chapter adviser. FCCLA is a national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address personal, family, work, and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education. FCCLA has more than 200,000 members and more than 6,500 chapters from 50 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than 10 million youth since its founding in 1945. FCCLA is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only career and technical in-school student organization with the family as its central focus.

5 generations

Five generations of the Egbert family recently posed for a photo. They are (front row, l-r) Stan Egbert, of Anna, holding his great-grandson, Silas Rowan Egbert, of New Bremen, and Great-Great-Grandfather Fred Egbert, of Wapakoneta. (Back row, l-r) Silas’s father, Ryan Egbert, of New Bremen, and Grandfather Rob Egbert, of Anna.

Council says goodbye to councilman BOTKINS — Botkins Village Council at its recent meeting said goodbye to a council member and discussed filling the position, and countered an offer for a local barber shop building. Botkins Mayor Steve Woodruff said Councilman Doug Greve was resigning effective immediately. No reason was given for the resignation. Woodruff presented Greve with a plaque and thanked him for his years of service to the community. Woodruff discussed the vacancy that Greve’s resignation creates and told council members that they could appoint someone to fill Greve’s seat. No decision was made regarding filling the seat. Village Administrator Jesse Kent told council members that Nick Kraft had countered an offer made by council to pur-

chase the barber shop in the village. The village had asked $25,000 for the shop, which includes a building with 760 square feet and a lot with 0.33 of an acre. Council decided to counter Kraft’s bid with an offer of $22,500 and half of the closing costs. Angie Woodruff was a special guest at the meeting. She was representing the Beautification Club and updated council on the Downtown Park project. Woodruff gave council members a description and breakdown of the stages and costs of each phase of the project. Woodruff asked council members for permission to apply for the Louise Sheets Funds for stage five, which involves post irrigation of the landscape. Mike Dodds of the West Ohio Development Council gave a presentation to council members about the

WODC. Dodds discussed what the WODC does to bring new businesses to the area. Council member Nick Greve gave a report on the Fire and Safety Committee. Greve said he received an email from Botkins Fire Chief Pat Fullenkamp requesting to purchase in-cab controls and shoot extensions for the fire truck, which would allow everything for the tanker to be controlled from the cab. That would allow one person to operate the controls instead of having two people, which is currently required. Council members discussed Fullenkamp’s request and Greve is to take council members concerns and questions back to Fullenkamp and he will then return to council with more information. No action was taken during the meeting. Kent told council mem-

bers a letter was sent to Shelby County Prosecutor Tim Sell reminding him that the village is interested in having him handle any cases for the village in 2014. Village Solicitor Stan Evans will address the issue. Kent reported the Service Committee was requesting to purchase a truck to replace the Dodge Ram water service truck. Kent told council about a quote he was given for a 2014 Ford F350 XL pick up with a service body. The quote was $26,906. Kent told council that the money collected from items sold on GovDeals.com, along with the sale of the Dodge truck should provide almost enough money to pay for the truck. Woodruff told council that he received a phone call from former Botkins resident Steve Maurer, who told him that the

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TEENS: Most of you to only 36 percent of the are aware that tanning in boys. Dr. Jeffrey Lauber, a sunshine and in tanning booths is dangerous, but dermatologist in Southern the desire to have the California, says there is no such thing as bronze look yeara safe suntan and round is stronger that any time the than the fear of sun causes the pigwrinkles and posment in the skin sible skin cancer to darken, the skin later on in life. has suffered damThe American age. Academy of Teens, please be Dermatology surveyed over 500 ‘Tween 12 aware of skin damage caused by the young people, ages & 20 12 to 17. Almost 80 Dr. Robert sun. Be smart — protect yourself! percent said they Wallace DR. WALLACE: knew that tanning I’m 20 and Karl is can be dangerous and that childhood sun- 23, and he proposed to burns increase the risk me several weeks ago, of skin cancer, yet 66 and I was thrilled, so I percent said they looked said, “Yes, yes, yes!” We healthier and felt better have been going together with a tan. Sixty percent for over a year. After our also reported that they first date, I knew that I got sunburned at least had finally found my one and only. We love each once last summer. The Academy recom- other very much, and the mended that those who time we spend together is choose to be in the sun stupendous. Karl gave me an engageuse a proper sunscreen, avoid the sun in the mid- ment ring. It’s sentimendle of the day and wear tal for him, but not for a broad-brimmed hat. me. The ring belonged Girls are better than boys to his grandmother, who about wearing sunscreen gave it to her son (Karl’s — 53 percent of the girls dad) for his wedding with use sunscreen, compared Karl’s mom. Karl’s mom

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Race: Federated Auto Parts 400 Track: Richmond International Raceway Location: Richmond, Va. When: Saturday, Sept. 7 TV: ABC (6:00 p.m. EST) Layout: .75-mile D-shaped oval Banking/Turns: 14 degrees Banking/Frontstretch: 8 degrees Banking/Backstretch: 2 degrees 2012 Winner: Clint Bowyer Crew Chief’s Take: “(This is) the best short track on the schedule that’s a big enough venue for fans but isn’t too small. I think Martinsville is still the greatest short track, but Richmond is the best as far as location. For a NASCAR venue that is going to attract 100,000 people for a short track race, it is the best on the schedule. I wish they would make a few more like it. Iowa is a replica, and we see how popular it is. NASCAR needs to reconfigure three or four of these cookie-cutter tracks and make them three-quarter- or seven-eighthsmile tracks.”

and Kasey Kahne were damaged in an accordion-type incident following a lap 31 caution. It started when their other teammate, Jeff Gordon, got loose and slowed, causing the field to stack up. Kahne was forced to the garage to fix the damage. He finished 36th. Johnson pitted seven times to repair his car. He later spun and finished four laps down in 28th.

LIGHT, ONLY TUNNEL Denny 2 NOHamlin’s 38th-place finish in Atlanta was his 11th-straight showing of 18th or worse. In 21 starts this season, Hamlin has 13 finishes outside of the top 20 and sits 26th in the point standings.

SATURDAY Kevin Harvick 3 HAPPY led 99 of the final 101 laps en route

to a win in Saturday’s Great Clips/Grit Chips 300 Nationwide Series race in Atlanta. It was Harvick’s sixth top-5 run in seven NNS starts this season. Harvick owns 40 career wins in the series, which rank third on the all-time list behind Kyle Busch (60) and Mark Martin (49).

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FIRST-TIMER Chase Elliott scored his first NASCAR national touring series victory on Sunday, when he won the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. Elliott, the son of 1988 Winston Cup champion Bill Elliott, bulled his way past Ty Dillon on the final lap of the Camping World Truck Series event on the 2.459mile road course. The 17-year-old was making his sixth career start in the series. Elliott is a development driver in the Hendrick Motorsports organization.

Sprint Cup Standings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND Jimmie Johnson (4) 837 — Clint Bowyer 809 -28 Kevin Harvick (2) 795 -42 Carl Edwards (1) 795 -42 Kyle Busch (4) 786 -51 Matt Kenseth (5) 768 -69 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 750 -87 Joey Logano (1) 729 -108 Greg Biffle (1) 727 -110 Kurt Busch 719 -118

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DRIVER (WINS) Sam Hornish Jr. (1) Austin Dillon Elliott Sadler Regan Smith (2) Justin Allgaier Brian Vickers Kyle Larson Brian Scott Trevor Bayne (1) Parker Kligerman

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Truck Standings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND Matt Crafton (1) 532 — James Buescher (1) 485 -47 Ty Dillon (1) 469 -63 Jeb Burton (1) 467 -65 Miguel Paludo 464 -68 Timothy Peters (1) 462 -70 Ryan Blaney (1) 450 -82 Brendan Gaughan 444 -88 Darrell Wallace Jr. 426 -106 Johnny Sauter (2) 425 -107

Throttle Up/Throttle Down

AJ ALLMENDINGER Recently hired to drive the No. 47 JTG-Daugherty Racing car in a full-time role for 2014, Allmendinger has scored finishes of 10th and 14th in the last two races for the single-car team. BRAD KESELOWSKI The 2012 Sprint Cup champion has slumped with consecutive showings of 30th and 35th. He now sits 28 points out of the top 10 and is in serious jeopardy of not making NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship. Compiled and written by Matt Taliaferro. Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattTaliaferro.

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Primed for the Chase Kyle Busch wins in Atlanta; race to Chase scrambled

By MATT TALIAFERRO Athlon Sports Racing Editor

When the dust of a 500-mile race settled over Atlanta, the fortunes of many a Chase hopeful had been altered. The AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway — NASCAR’s penultimate “regular season” event — witnessed a bevy of drivers take their turn at the front of the field. Juan Pablo Montoya, Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer and Brad Keselowski, among others, spent considerable time at the point. But it was Kyle Busch who’s rollercoaster of an evening ended on a high note. Driving a car that at one point in the night he called “a joke,” Busch’s Dave Rogers-led team tuned it into a contender and got him off pit road first on lap 290 of 325. The talented Las Vegas native did the rest, holding off a hardcharging Joey Logano over the final 36 laps to score his fourth Cup Series victory of the 2013 season and lock himself into NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship. “Well, it started a little ugly,” Busch said. “I was a little ill on the radio, I’m sure, but I can’t say enough about (crew chief) Dave Rogers and the team that he’s as-

sembled around us. “I think if you can pin a championship night on one race or a championship on one night in a race, I think tonight was the night. We certainly had a lot to do and a lot to overcome, and I think that Dave and these guys stuck with me. For as bad as I may have been talking (on the radio), they certainly never gave up. They kept going to work and trying to figure things out for me and make my life a little easier behind the wheel.” Other Chase hopefuls were not as fortunate, namely the defending series champion, Keselowski. Having led 31 laps, Keselowski was on cruise control when the engine in his No. 2 Ford lost power with 82 laps remaining. It expired for good with 18 laps to go. The resulting 35th-place finish dropped him to 15th in the series point standings, 28 points out of 10th and without a win to fall back on as a wild card entry into the playoffs. “At this point it’s not frustration. I’m beyond frustration,” Keselowski said. “At this point you’re just looking above going, ‘This must be some kind of test to prove how strong we are and what our character is’ because I believe in the people I’m around. I think they’re doing the right things, but it’s just not working. So I’m reserved to this being a test and I

■ In his first media session since a sprint car crash on August 5 sidelined Tony Stewart with a broken leg, the three-time Cup champion said he would return to the Cup Series in time for the 2014 Daytona 500. Sporting a knee-high cast on his right leg, Stewart met with the media at the Stewart-Haas Racing shop, answering questions for approximately 80 minutes. Stewart noted that he would cut back on his “extracurricular” racing activity outside of NASCAR next year. He noted, though, that he still plans to drive sprint cars, though no schedule or timetable has been set. Stewart praised his organization for its quick work in dealing with the injury that has kept him off the Cup circuit since early August. He also explained — often in vivid detail — what happened in the wreck in which he suffered a compound fracture when his tibia and fibula were broken. Stewart also confirmed that former Michael Waltrip Racing crew chief Rodney Childers had been signed to lead the No. 4 SHR team that will be driven by Kevin Harvick. He addressed the recent surprise hiring of Kurt Busch to a fourth SHR team, saying he doesn’t expect any issues

love challenges and this is gonna be one helluva challenge.” Were Keselowski to miss the Chase, it would mark the first time since 2006 that the defending champion missed the playoffs. Others in the garage fared much better. Busch, along with six other drivers, have clinched their postseason spot, including Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth. Kasey Kahne, on the strength of two wins, has clinched at least a wild card spot. Still on the bubble are past champions Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon, who finished fourth and sixth, respectively. Busch holds an 18-point advantage over Gordon for the final spot in the Chase. Neither driver has a win to his credit this season. Meanwhile, Logano, who finished second in Atlanta, has a 10point cushion over Busch, while Greg Biffle maintains a tenuous eight-point buffer. Both drivers have scored one victory this year. Atlanta’s third-place finisher, Martin Truex Jr., and Ryan Newman (fifth) sit 13th and 14th in the standings. Currently, they are vying for the second wild card bid, although things could change drastically in the wild-card battle in the regular season finale at Richmond on Saturday evening.

between what some have labeled a contentious four-driver lineup of Stewart, Harvick, Busch and Danica Patrick. ■ Jeff Gordon and Carl Edwards had a long conversation following Sunday’s race in Atlanta about some physical racing that occurred between the two during the event. In the end, it appeared they couldn’t even agree to disagree. “I have a problem with a guy when I apologize for sliding him and then he proceeds to tell me all the things I did wrong in the race,” Gordon said. “I didn’t hear him apologizing for any of the things he did. I tried to have a Tony Stewart regular conversation and that didn’t seem to be possible with him.” “He thought I ran into him, so I think it was a case where both of us were mad at each other,” Edwards explained. “He wasn’t very happy with our conversation, but at the end of the day I felt like he was the aggressor and didn’t give me much of an opportunity to drive my race car that first time.” Edwards stated that although the two had a lengthy conversation, no middle ground was found. “Finally he got frustrated enough with the conversation that he just walked away, which might be smart,” Edwards said.

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Classic Moments Richmond International Raceway The party was about to begin. But Kyle Busch wouldn’t let it. With Dale Earnhardt Jr. headed for a possible victory in the May 2008 Crown Royal 400 at Richmond International Speedway, NASCAR’s favorite son spun from contact with Busch and limped home 15th on a night when his team — and untold legions of fans — seemed poised for celebration. Battling side-by-side for the lead with three laps to go, Earnhardt and Busch tangled in Turn 3, sending Earnhardt into the wall and allowing Clint Bowyer to sneak past Busch and steal his second career Cup Series victory. Instead of celebrating his first win in two years and first with his new Hendrick Motorsports team, Junior saw his lengthy drought continue into the summer. Busch, a former Hendrick driver in his first season with Joe Gibbs Racing, instantly became public enemy No. 1 of Junior Nation for his role in the Richmond incident — one that would create tension between the two drivers, and their supporters, in the weeks and months to come.

Athlon Fantasy Stall Looking at Checkers: Kyle Busch has found victory at RIR in one of its two dates for the last four seasons. Pretty Solid Pick: Clint Bowyer has showings of seventh, first and second in his last three visits to Richmond. Good Sleeper Pick: Ryan Newman has finished outside of the top 15 only once at Richmond since 2008. Runs on Seven Cylinders: Before his ninth-place finish in the September 2012 race, Greg Biffle never finished better than 13th in Richmond races dating back to 2007. Insider Tip: The Chase is on the line for a group of drivers, including Biffle, Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon, Martin Truex Jr., Newman and Brad Keselowski.

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