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San Francisco crash under investigation Two of 307 onboard killed when airliner crashed while landing, several injured BY JOAN LOWY Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police officers threw utility knives up to crew members inside the burning wreckage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 so they could cut away passengers’ seat belts. Passengers jumped down emergency slides, escaping the smoke. One walked through a hole where a rear bathroom had been. Amid the chaos, some urged fellow passengers to keep calm, even as flames tore through the Boeing 777’s fuselage. As investigators try to determine what caused the crash of Flight 214

that killed two passengers Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, the accident left many wondering how nearly all 307 people aboard were able to make it out alive. “It’s miraculous we survived,” said passenger Vedpal Singh, who had a fractured collarbone and whose arm was in a sling. Investigators took the flight data recorder to D.C., Washington, overnight to begin examining its contents for clues to the last moments of the flight, officials said. They also plan to interview the pilots, the crew and passengers. “I think we’re very thankful that the numbers were not worse when

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it came to fatalities and injuries,” said National Safety Transportation Board chief Deborah Hersman on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. “It could have been much worse.” Hersman said investigators are looking into what role the shutdown of a key navigational aid may have played in the crash. She said the glide slope a ground-based aid that helps pilots stay on course while landing had been shut down since June. She said pilots were sent a notice warning that the glide slope wasn’t available. Hersman told CBS’ “Face the Nation” that there were many


Fire crews respond to the scene where Asiana Flight 214 crashed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday. other navigation tools available to help pilots land. She says investigators will be “taking a look at it all.” Since the crash, clues have emerged in witness

accounts of the planes approach and video of the wreckage, leading one aviation expert to say the aircraft may have approached the runway too low and something


PIQUA — Work will commence the week of July 8 on the city of Piqua’s 2013 Sidewalk ADA Compliance Program. The city has entered into a contract with Christy’s Construction of Piqua for this project. The project consists of the installation of concrete curbing, sidewalk, and truncated dome in the following intersect i o n s ; B e v e r l y Street and Margene Street, Beverly Street and Edge Street, Beverly Street and Garfield Street, Beverly Street and Grant Street, Margene Street and Edge Street, Margene Street and Harvey Street, Margene Street and Sherwood Street, MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO Wayne Street and North Street, Wayne Street and Greene Darrin Grove hits a tee shot at Piqua Country Club on Saturday. In spite of rain showers to begin the day, Street, Downing Street and the annual Piqua City Golf Championship was played, with Saturday's round at Piqua Country Club and Greene Street, Wood Street and Sunday at Echo Hills. For more information, and photos of this year's tournament, see page 9. Gordon Street and Gordon Street and Miami Street. Parking along the streets may be prohibited at times during construction. No Parking signs will be posted 48 hours in BY ALYSSA RECK advance to notify motorists of Staff Writer such restrictions. Motorists are asked to proceed through all construction areas with cauTROY — A local artist, Tim tion. The duration of the project Starcher, Troy High School 2010 is expected to take three weeks graduate and Troy resident, creto complete. ates colorful paintings at his home, during his free time. In his senior year of high Index school, Starcher began drawing to pass free time but hadn’t conClassified ....................12 sidered art as a full major. Opinion ..........................4 He started at Edison ComComics ..........................8 munity College as a music eduEntertainment ...............5 cation major before deciding Local ..............................3 that he would rather pursue a Obituaries......................2 degree in art. This decision was Sports.......................9-11 made after taking some drawWeather .........................3 ing classes. Nation ..........................13 Early on, Starcher was drawn NIE ...............................14 to the Modern Impressionist artist Leonid Afremov, who uses palette knifes and oils. “I love the use of color in his pieces,” said Starcher. “It

may have caught the runway lip part of a seawall at the foot of the runway. San Francisco is one of several airports around See Crash /Page 2

School supply drive under way BY ALYSSA RECK Staff Writer MIAMI COUNTY — Miami County Children’s Services is looking for donations for the 2013 School Supply Drive. Local businesses and churches can assist to ensure all children in Miami County have the supplies they need to start the school year, by donating or permitting a collection barrel at their location to collect supplies. Each year, Miami County families struggle to afford school supplies for their children. According to a press release, in 2012, the Miami County Children’s Services served more than 780 children, which is between the usual average of 750850 children. With an average of $60 spent per child, each fall, some families are not in a position to buy supplies themselves. The Miami County Children’s See Supply/Page 2

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Perlie Maynard LUDLOW FALLS — Perlie Maynard, 88, of Ludlow Falls, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton. He was born April 2, 1925, in Radnor, W.Va. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Armilda I. (Dalton) Maynard; daughter, Arlene Maynard; and brothers, Charlie and Jess Maynard. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Fran A. (Nolt) Maynar;, son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Rose Maynard of Kingston; daughter, Darlene Woods ofWest Milton; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, John Maynard of Huntington, W.Va. and Bernie Maynard of Bryan; sisters, Elizabeth Webb od Ft.

Gay, W.Va. and Geraldine Smith of Wayne, W.Va. Perlie proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was retired carpenter, a member of American Legion Post 487, VFW 8211, Tipp City Eagles and loved to fish. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton, with the Rev. Jerry Collins officiating. Friends may call from 1011 a.m. Tuesday, one hour prior to the service, at Hale-Sarver. If so desired, contributions may be made to Ludlow Falls Christian Church Food Pantry, P.O. Box 115, Ludlow Falls, OH 45339.

Steven Lee Robbins WEST LIBERTY — Steven Lee Robbins, 45, of County Road 5, West Liberty, passed away of natural causes at his residence Friday ROBBINS morning, July 5, 2013. He was born Nov. 20, 1967, in Troy, to the late Kenneth “Jack” Earl Robbins and Carol Jean “Jeanie” Yates (Robbins) Blair, who survives in West Liberty. Also surviving are one son, Colton K. Robbins, and Colton’s mother, Jenny Simmons of Minster; three siblings, Thomas Robbins of West Palm Beach, Fla., Kenneth and Jeannie Robbins Wellington, Fla., of Jacqueline and Duane Smith of West Liberty; five nieces and nephews, Trace, Leah and Gavin Robbins, Tyler and Austin

Smith; uncles and aunts, Jerry Robbins of Minster, Jack Brock of Troy, Audrey Myers of Troy, Steve and Karen Yates of Sidney, Edgar and Barbara Yates of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Linda and Ralph Boardwine of Wythville, Va. Mr. Robbins had been employed at C.A.P.T. in Celina and was also a skilled brick mason. While living in Florida, Steven attended Grace Gospel Church in West Palm Beach. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gehret Funeral Home, 64 Elm St., in Fort Loramie, with Pastor James Manuel presiding. Interment will follow at the Pioneer Cemetery in Fort Loramie. Friends may call from noon until the hour of services at Gehret Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Colton K. Robbins Memorial Fund. Condolences may be expressed at

Supply Continued from page 1 Services has held the drive for an estimated seven years, distributing school supplies to children in grades K-12. The agency plans to distribute the supplies collected beginning the week of Aug. 12. “We always have a shortage of book bags, since they are considered a high cost item,” said Amy Waters, supervisor of intake and investigations at Miami County Children’s Services. The items needed most are: book bags, Ziplock

bags (gallon and quart size), folders, Kleenex, pencil boxes or pouches, rulers, index cards, highlighters, Post-It notes, colored pencils, markers, scissors, large pink erasers, hand sanitizer, protractors, and scotch tape. Also, items and monetary donations can be sent to Miami County Children’s Services, located at 510 W. Water Street, Suite 210, Troy, OH 45373. For a collection barrel or more information regarding the 2013 School Supply Drive, call (937) 335-4103.

Crash Continued from page 1 the country that border bodies of water that have walls at the end of their runways to prevent planes that overrun a runway from ending up in the water. Since the plane was about to land, its landing gear would have already been down, said Mike Barr, a former military pilot and accident investigator who teaches aviation safety at the University of Southern California. It’s possible the landing gear or the tail of the plane hit the seawall, he said. If that happened, it would effectively slam the plane into the runway. Noting that some witnesses reported hearing the plane’s engines rev up just before the crash, Barr said that would be consistent with a pilot who realized at the last

minute that the plane was too low and was increasing power to the engines to try to increase altitude. Barr said he could think of no reason why a plane would come in to land that low. “When you heard that explosion, that loud boom and you saw the black smoke … you just thought, my god, everybody in there is gone,” said Ki Siadatan, who lives a few miles away from the airport and watched the plane’s “wobbly” and “a little bit out of control” approach from his balcony. “My initial reaction was I don’t see how anyone could have made it,” he said. Inside the plane, Singh, who was sitting in the middle of the aircraft with his family, said there was no forewarning from the pilot or any crew members before the

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James V. Rinehart SIDNEY — James . V Rinehart, 57, of 4 2 4 5 F r a zierG u y RINEHART Road, Sidney, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013, at 6 p.m. at the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus following a brief illness. He was born on March 4, 1956, in Sidney, the son of William and Joan (Westerbeck) Rinehart, who reside in Sidney. Also surviving are two daughters, Colette Vestal and Christina Meyers, both of Sidney; five grandchildren, Courtney, Troy, Alivia, Alaina and C.J.; five brothers, Mark Rinehart, Scott Rinehart, both of Sidney, Tom Rinehart of Columbus, Phil Rinehart of Sidney, Richard Rinehart and his wife, Barb, of Sidney; and one sister, Terri Rinehart of Sidney. Mr. Rinehart was employed by Ferguson Construction Co., where he had worked for the past 18 years. James was a U.S. Marine veteran with commendation medals

awarded for the National Def e n s e Service, Rifle-Expert, Good Conduct Medal, among several other awards. James was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish, he enjoyed watching NASCAR and truly enjoyed going to his grandchildren’s sporting events and watching them. He will be dearly missed by all of his family. A celebration of Mr. Rinehart’s life will be held Friday at 7 p.m. from the Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney, with the Rev. Dave Moran officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until the hour of service. A private family burial will take place at a later date. The family suggests that memorials may be made to Dayton Children’s Hospital , 436 Valley St., Dayton, OH 45404 in memory of James V. Rinehart. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at Rinehart Cromes Funeral Home’s w e b s i t e ,

Lois C. Carr PIQUA — Lois C. Carr, 91, formerly of 1516 Sweetb r i a r, Piqua, died at 5 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013, at the CARR C o v ington Care Center. She was born Aug.t 7, 1921, in Bellefontaine to the late Stanley and Lydia (Dunaway) Dow. She married Parker Jackson “Jack” Carr on Jan. 29, 1940, in Covington, Ky.; he preceded her in death May 21, 1989. Survivors include a daughte,r Judith (William) Favorite of Bradford; a son, Gary Carr; a granddaughte,r Heather (James) Maxwell; and two great-grandsons, Robert J. Maxwell and Carson J. Maxwell. She was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters.

Mrs. Carr was a graduate of Bellefontaine High School and retired as a waitress at the former Fort Piqua Hotel Restaurant. She was a member of the Teamsters Retirement Club of Dayton and enjoyed spending Summers at her sister, Mary Dow’s home in Webster, Mass. A service to honor her life will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Pastor Louis Reindel officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rehabilitation Center for Neurological Development, 1306 Garbry Rd., Piqua, OH 45356 or Hospice of Miami County Inc., P. O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

PIQUA — Gerald E. “Jerry” Hausfeld, 73, of Piqua, died at 8 : 3 2 a . m . Friday, July 5, 2013, a t Upper Va l l e y Medi c a l HAUSFELD Center. He was born March 14, 1940, in Maria Stein, to the late Albert and Bernadine (Wendeln) Hausfeld. He married Mary Ann Bohman on Nov. 23, 1964 in Osgood; she survives. Mr. Hausfeld is also survived by three children, Jeffery Hausfeld of Chillicothe, Ann (George) Curtis of Piqua and Mark (Amy) Hausfeld of Cincinnati; five grandchildren, Michael (Jessica) Hausfeld, Jerry Curtis, Abigail Hausfeld, Elle Hausfeld, Peter Hausfeld; two brothers, Walter Hausfeld of Celina and Anthony (Cathy) Hausfeld of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and a sister, Alfreda “Fritz” Albers of Maria Stein. He was preceded in death by a brother, Cyril Hausfeld; and two sisters, Mary Ann Depweg and infant Rose Hausfeld. Jerry was a 1958 graduate of St. John’s High School in Maria Stein and

served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and the Piqua Eagles, Moose, a life member of the Amvets, and the Miami County Board of Realtors. He worked as a barber and real estate broker, and owned Hausfeld Barber Shop and Jerry Hausfeld Realty of Piqua. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, with the Rev. Fr. Angelo C. Caserta and the Rev. Fr. Thomas Bolte concelebrating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, where full military honors will be conducted by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Boniface Catholic Church, 310 S. Downing St., Piqua, OH 45356; Piqua Catholic Schools, 503 W. North St., Piqua, OH 45356; or Lehman Catholic High School, 2400 St. Marys Ave., Sidney, OH 45365. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

Robert Barton LUDLOW FALLS — Robert Barton, 77, of Ludlow Falls, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Hospice of Dayton. He was born Feb. 22, 1936, in Cincinnati. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles E. and Martha L. (Heikes) Barton, wife Barbara Lee Barton. He is survived by a son, Richard Dunn of Piqua. Bob formerly owned

Barton Truck Sales in Laura and Troy and was a member of Mountain Top VFW and Troy Eagles 971. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton, with burial to follow at Old Ludlow Cemetery. Friends may call from 9-10 a.m., one hour prior to services, Wednesday at Hale-Sarver.

Death notices GLENDALE, Ariz. — Joan Seay, 83, of Glendale, Ariz. and formerly of Troy, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013. A graveside service will be conducted Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home in Troy is handling arrangements. CENTERVILLE — Jeffrey Vernon Crews, 62, of Centerville, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013, in his hom A memorial service followed by a celebration will be held Wednesdayat Benham’s Grove, Centerville. Arrangements are being handled by Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton.

Artist Continued from page 1 inspires me.” For most of Starcher’s pieces, he uses acrylic paint or water mixable paint rather than oils, but still gets a similar stroke effect as Afremov’s. Some of Starcher’s other favorite artists include Monet, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. “My mom and teachers have been my greatest supporters,” Starcher said. “Though my mother doesn’t like having oil paint in the house, because it is so plane touched down hard and he heard a loud sound. “We knew something was horrible wrong,” said a visibly shaken Singh. He said the plane went silent before people tried to get out anyway they could. His 15-year-old son said luggage tumbled from the overhead bins. Passenger Benjamin Levy said it looked to him that the plane was flying too low and too close to the bay as it approached the runway. Levy, who was sitting in an emergency exit row, said he felt the pilot try to lift the jet up before it crashed. He said he thought the maneuver might have saved some lives. “Everybody was screaming. I was trying to usher them out,” he recalled of the first seconds after the landing. “I said: ‘Stay calm, stop screaming,

help each other out, don’t push.’” Wen Zhang said she could feel the plane’s tail hit the ground. Baggage was falling around her, people were screaming and the aisle window broke. Zhang picked up her 4year-old son, who had hit the seat in front of him and broke his leg. Unhurt, she carried him through the hole where the bathroom was and went out onto the tarmac. “I had no time to be scared,” she said.

messy.” Though Starcher’s paintings are mostly landscapes or portraits, he also enjoys drawing characters from favorite shows and animes, as well as celebrities. “It would be great to do a live portrait of Johnny Depp,” Starcher said. Over the past couple years, Starcher has completed 25-30 pieces and continues to work towards submitting his work to a gallery. Starcher accepts commission pieces at his Facebook page Art by Tj. Star.

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There's a chance for an isolated shower early this morning but a better chance of rain later in the aftermer (and future Tarzan) noon and evening. Johnny Weismuller. High: 84 Low: 65. • Atlas purchased the brand name BVD and turned their expertise to thermal wear with the Insulaire line in 1941. The Allen-A Company of WEDNESDAY Wisconsin merged with TUESDAY Atlas and in turn, Medalist Industries purchased CHANCE the firm, leaving Piqua in CHANCE 1992. OF OF • Superior Underwear, STORMS STORMS third largest of the Piqua plants, opened in 1898. By 1911, they specialized HIGH: 87 LOW: 70 HIGH: 88 LOW: 70 in underwear for athletes. In 1933, they had entirely abandoned union suit production and focused on boxer shorts. They produced lines called Les-on and Shorteez before creating a man’s brief known as Gan-dee pants (named after Mahatma Ghandi wore them). During WWII, Superior produced Hailey Elaine silk parachutes for the Army Air Corps. The com- Cremeens pany reorganized in Age: 10 1951, as the B.V.D. ComBirthday: July 9, pany. 2003 • During the 1960s, the Parents: Chad and B.V.D. Company began Tiffany Cremeens producing colored “fashSiblings: Andre ion” briefs, marketing and Kylee Cremeens them to a hip new generGrandparents: ation of young men with Fred and Donna the slogan “Next to my- Fisher of Piqua, Rex self, I like B.V.D best.” and the late Jane Atlas Underwear bought Tucker of Tipp City out Superior in 1968, and and the late Frank in 1976 the B.V.D. brand Cremeens of Piqua HAILEY ELAINE name was sold to the CREMEENS Fruit of the Loom Corporation.



The Piqua Public Library will continue its “Portals to Piqua’s Past” with a glimpse of the underwear and hosiery manufacturing history. The program is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. PIQUA — The Piqua Public Library will continue its “Portals to Piqua’s Past” series with a glimpse at the underwear and hosiery industry at 7 p.m. Wednesday. James Oda, local historian and Piqua Library Director, will take participants through the complex history of this Piqua industry. For more than 100 years, the city of Piqua was known for its underwear production. During the early 1900s, Piqua had six different plants producing garments that supported and comforted the nation. Piqua’s hosiery industry blossomed, creating a complex history of plant openings, buyouts, and

Company mergers. names and brands shifted among several production facilities. In particular, the popular brand name BVD was bought and sold several times. The library’s presentation will include many interesting facts related to the industry in Piqua, including: • W.C. Gray & Company (Piqua Woolen Mills), began producing men’s seamless woolen and cotton hosiery in about 1876. • In 1886, the Piqua Hosiery Company on Spring street opened and began producing the first practical drop-seat union suit for men. Combining the warmth of a one-piece and the easy use of a two-

piece, it was a best seller. • Atlas Underwear Company began production in 1899. After being bought out by the Flesh family, the company went national with union suits in the Sears and Roebuck catalog. With a variety of products including lightweight cotton shirts and briefs, they managed to survive the Great Depression. • Atlas eventually bought out Piqua Hosiery, and then became a subsidiary of the BVD Underwear Corporation. BVD brought the production of elastic yarn swimwear for women to Piqua. Men’s swimming attire was produced as well, and was advertised by famed Olympic swim-

Bradford Library to host two events BRADFORD — Bradford Public Library will be hosting two upcoming events for the public. At 6 p.m. Thursday, a Facebook 101 class with John Fike will be held in the Community Room at the library. Fike will teach how to begin a Facebook page, place pictures on your own personalized page, answer others’ comments and even help set up individual “settings.” Bring along your Smartphone, laptop or tablet if you have one. Even without one of these devices, you will learn to understand what Facebook is all about. Sign up by calling 937-448-2612 or visit the li-

brary anytime previous to this workshop. Light refreshments will be served. Painting the Bob Ross Way with local artist, Ginger Godfrey, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20. Godfrey will be showing participants how to paint using the Bob Ross Method of Painting. Godfrey, a certified painter, will lead students step-by-step to create a finished painting. The picture you will reproduce will be a summer scene. Since the workshop is limited to eight individuals, sign up quickly. Call the library for payment infor-

mation, which is due in advance of the class with checks made out to Ginger Godfrey. The class will be held at Bradford Public Library in the Community Room. Contact the library for further information or stop in to signup and pay for the class. Library hours are Mondays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. The Bradford Public Library is located at 138 E. Main St. and staff may be reached at 937-448-2612 during regular hours.

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PHS Class of ‘48 to meet July 16 PIQUA — The Piqua High School Class of 1948 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Stillwater Valley Cafe & Deli, 301 Troy Pike, Covington. A special luncheon is being prepared by the hosts, so orders will not be taken from the menu. Spouses and guests are welcome.

Cloverbud Camp begins July 18

MIAMI COUNTY — Miami County’s 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 18 and 19, at Indian Hills 4-H Camp. All children ages five and in kindergarten through second grade are invited to participate. There will be crafts, nature, singing, swimming, and much, much more. Lunch, drinks, snacks, a camp picture, and a Cloverbud Day Camp T-shirt will be provided. The cost is $45 per child. Registration forms may be downloaded at By moving the E.S.O.R.N. office TROY — In an effort to serve the hours and the move is effective imFor more information, contact Ohio State Unipublic faster and more efficiently mediately. All phone numbers will to the Incarceration Facility, it will versity Extension, Miami County at 440-3945. the carrying concealed weapon of- remain the same. Reminder, all free up needed office space down-

CCW, sex offender offices relocated fice (C.C.W.) has been re-located from the downtown Sheriff’s Office to the Incarceration Facility located at 2042 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. By moving the C.C.W. office from downtown to the Incarceration Facility, it will afford the public free parking and the ability to quickly access the building which was not the case at the downtown location. The C.C.W. office is open during the weekdays during business

C.C.W. applicants must call to schedule an appointment. For more information on C.C.W. registration please visit our website at Additionally, the electronic sex offender registration notification office (E.S.O.R.N.) has also been relocated from the downtown Sheriff’s Office to the Incarceration Facility located at 2042 N. County Road 25-A, Troy.

town and alleviate some parking issues that plague the downtown location. The E.S.O.R.N. office is open during the weekdays during business hours. New registrants are reminded to call and schedule a first appointment. This move is also effective immediately and the E.S.O.R.N. office phone number will remain the same.

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Bill to link vets to bonuses via tax info BY LISA CORNWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Army veteran Wilbur Benson says he probably would have missed out on his Ohio veterans’ bonus if a relative hadn’t told him about it, and there has been growing concern that perhaps thousands of eligible veterans may still not know that money is available. Voters in 2009 approved a $200 million bond issue to fund the bonuses meant as a way to thank veterans of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq war eras, and veterans officials have worked to publicize that benefit. But a bill now in the Legislature would use Ohio income tax returns to help locate those veterans and prevent them from missing out on the

bonuses up to $1,500. Democratic State Rep. Connie Pillich, of suburban Cincinnati, says her bill would provide space on income tax returns for taxpayers to indicate whether they, their spouses or dependents were on active military duty during the specified bonus periods. Ohio’s tax commissioner would then forward those names, addresses and terms of service to the Department of Veterans Services so it could contact the veterans directly about the bonuses and other potential benefits. “It sounds like a good idea for reaching veterans like me who may not have heard about the bonuses,” said the 43year-old Benson, of Hamilton, who expects to get about $500 for his service in the Persian Gulf era.

Because basic contact information would be the only data shared, Benson and another Army veteran, Charlene Jorge, say they don’t have any privacy concerns. “Not as long as it’s just basic information, so veterans could be contacted,” said Jorge, 35, of Cleveland, who received $1,000 for her Iraq service. “I think we need to know who our veterans are.” Veterans officials around the state have no way of determining just how many veterans haven’t claimed their bonuses, but say there could be as many as 90,000. “By taking this small step, we can help link veterans to benefits and services that would help them,” Pillich said. The Ohio Department of Taxation is neutral on the bill. Spokesman Gary

Gudmundson says the department does work with other agencies to fulfill legislative requirements including redirecting refunds to people owed back child support, but he believes this would be the first time Ohio’s taxpayer base information would be used for direct outreach to taxpayers. The Department of Veterans Services hasn’t weighed in on the proposal, but will monitor it. “It’s an interesting concept,” department spokesman Michael McKinney said. The nonpartisan National Conference of State Legislatures was not aware of any states with pending legislation or laws adding check-off boxes for veterans on their state tax forms, but some states are trying to identify veterans for benefit purposes in other

ways, center policy associate Alice Wheet said. Two bills are pending in New York on the veterans’ issue: one would create a veterans’ clearinghouse to help identify those eligible for benefits, another would require new forms for state and local agencies in health and other service areas to ask whether clients or their family members have served in the military. Those identified would be advised of any available benefits assistance. A bill passed this year in Oregon instructs that state’s Human Services director to share names and addresses of service members and veterans with the state’s Department of Veterans Affairs when those individuals make written inquiries about certain benefits, Wheet said. Another bill

passed last year directs the Bureau of Labor and Industries to ask individuals seeking its services about their veteran status and share that with Oregon’s Department of Veterans Affairs. Pillich’s bill, co-sponsored by three other Democrats, recently had a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee. Pillich said she isn’t aware of any direct opposition, but acknowledges it can be difficult to get a Democratic-backed bill through the Republican-controlled House. Republican House Speaker William Batchelder had not had a chance to review Pillich’s bill, but the speaker will work with the sponsor and the committee “to determine the potential course of action,” Batchelder spokesman Mike Dittoe said.



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What’s changing in Ohio education? n my 28 years as an educator, I can candidly say these are some of the most challenging times in education I have ever seen. Everything is changing – from the way we teach and test our kids, to the way we evaluate our principals and teachers, to how we rank and keep our schools accountable with the Ohio State Report Card system. It seems like education is constantly going through one reform or another and many may ask if it is even a good idea. For the most part, I believe it is. For example, the new standards, known as the Common Core, are goals set forth to ensure our students will have the knowledge they need to compete in the global economy. Its purpose is to increase education expectations and rigor and to provide skills so our students leave Piqua City Schools at a more advanced level for career and college readiness. Our staff at Piqua City Schools has been preparing for many years for this change with initiatives including: Strategic Planning, Collaborative Leadership Teams, Rigor/Relevance/Relationships Framework, focus on student engagement and growth, Advanced Placement Courses, College Dual Enrollment, assessments with Northwest Evaluation Association, STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math), Response to Intervention (RTI), and College and Career Readiness. Much more will be required from staff, parents and students to apply knowledge at higher levels and make connections with Math, Science, English, and History through real life scenarios and applications. Is the Common Core perfect? Absolutely not. As we move into full implementation of the Common Core this upcoming school year, we anticipate some bumps in the road. We know this is a big change for our teachers and students, and a big job RICK HANES for them as they both enPiqua City School gage in this new and integrated curriculum at a Superintendent higher level with increased expectations. Another change on the horizon is how the Ohio state report card looks. Instead of the typical “Excellent” or “Effective” rankings we’ve seen in the past, it will be replaced by an “A-B-C-D-F” letter grade system. Starting with the 201213 school year, the new report cards will award schools and districts letter grades in each one of several areas based upon an increased minimum passage rate for student performance. Starting with the 2014-15 school year, schools and districts will also receive a single, overall letter grade with even higher expectations. On a superficial basis, the proposal makes sense. What could be easier? Take a complex subject—education—-and boil it down to a single letter grade. However, like many superintendents across the state I anticipate that the report card changes will cause some confusion among our residents, especially with the chance that Piqua City Schools, like many across Ohio, could see low letter grades as the Common Core and increased standards are initiated and measured with new state assessments. The information provided from the new report card will allow us to examine where we are making progress and where we need to do better with student achievement. The new report card certainly presents a challenge and while the early results may say one thing, that doesn’t mean the commitment to our students has changed. The hard work, commitment and endless hours that our teachers and administrators have spent are undeniable. And as we look to the future, you can be confident in knowing that the educators of Piqua City Schools remain on track with expectations of increased rigor in our classrooms. No matter the demands that lie ahead, our commitment to students and our supportive community of providing “Good Schools at a Good Value” will never change.



A grand ol’ Fourth

1863, at the dedication of uly 4th. Midway the Soldiers' National through another year Cemetery, Lincoln delivered of turbulent weather, the Gettysburg Address, political unrest and market and on Nov. 26, the nation uncertainty, we celebrate celebrated the first official our shared history. Thanksgiving. For my family, we celeThanksgiving and the brated the Fourth of July Fourth of July are the most with a big picnic in the backDONNA BRAZILE iconically American of all yard complete with burgers, our holidays. dogs or freshly caught Columnist Both are holidays of famseafood. Frequently, we went downtown to see the local parade. And my ilies. Although the tradition of giving thanks parents often saved enough money to take goes back to the Plymouth colony and the us more than five hours away on a bus to Pilgrims and Indians,Thanksgiving is really about this nation as a family and as a naHouston to watch the Astros. The Fourth was always about family, and tion of families. I've always liked the idea of I believe it still is. Is there any American families gathering and sharing food and storeading this who doesn't have childhood ries and games, and most important, giving thanks. And in this instance, the individual memories of celebrating the Fourth? I remember the parades of my youth, family and the national family reflecting where almost the entire town would come each other. Thanksgiving and July 4th are also about out and wave small flags and applaud the procession, often led by a local revered per- shared sacrifices and our freedoms. The son. Sometimes, even the governor might Fourth reminds us that, yes, we have had come to a small town and celebrate with our ups and downs, our recessions and wars -- times when our unity was tested -- but we them. Still the best part of July 4th is the last: always came through them. Our unity was tested from the founding, watching fireworks after the sun has gone down. In Washington, D.C., the National when on July 2, 1776 the Continental ConSymphony Orchestra gives a concert on the gress voted in favor of independence. John Capitol lawn, timed to end with Adams thought that would be Independence Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture -- as rousing a Day. But the celebration became set on July piece as was ever written, concluding with 4, the day the declaration was approved. Adams, the voice of independence, and cymbals crashing, crescendoing strings, bells and horns and the resounding thunder of Thomas Jefferson, the pen of independence, were first friends, then bitter political rivals actual cannons firing. Just as the overture ends, fireworks -- the presidential campaign of 1800 still streak upward over the Washington Monu- ranks as one of the nastiest -- then friends ment and Lincoln Memorial, decorating a again, whose correspondence late in life is a starry sky. (FYI: You can watch it on PBS.) classic of national dialogue, reconciliation As grand as that is, our home fireworks and and unity. Both died on July 4, 1826, symsparklers, hot dogs and hamburgers, radios bolizing that even in death, our union tranand CD players, matched it -- at least in our scends regions and ideologies. If July 4th is Independence Day, perhaps minds. One of my favorite quotes about the July 2nd should be Equality Day. After all, Fourth comes from homespun columnist we cannot declare our independence unless Erma Bombeck: "You have to love a nation we truly hold it as a self-evident truth that that celebrates its independence every July everyone is created equal. Thus, it was surely no coincidence that 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks and soldiers ... but with family picnics where kids President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy Rights Act in 1964 on ... July 2nd. Johnson and the flies die from happiness. You may was a complex man who, like Lincoln, slowly think you have overeaten, but it is patriot- came to understand the need for a new emancipation. Johnson's efforts on behalf of ism." Speaking of patriotic overeating, I believe civil rights also came at great political sacthere are only about three or four nations rifice. But it strengthened us as a nation -that celebrate a national holiday for as a family. This July 4th we have much to celebrate Thanksgiving -- and ours was the first. One hundred fifty years ago this week, and many thanks to give. Lincoln asked the Battle of Gettysburg essentially settled whether this nation could long endure.This what was perhaps the core issue of the Civil July 4th, as I hear families talking and see War: whether this nation would exist as a people celebrating together -- across regions and ideologies -- I have no doubt the answer nation of equals before the law. Abraham Lincoln came slowly to the con- is yes. cept of emancipation but not to the concept Donna Brazile is a senior Democratic of equality. Grateful for the pivotal, even deRick Hanes is the superintendent for Piqua City School District. He can be reached at cisive, victory at Gettysburg, President Lin- strategist, a political commentator and concoln announced that the last Thursday of tributor to CNN and ABC News, and a conNovember would, from then on, be a na- tributing columnist to Ms. Magazine and O, tional Thanksgiving holiday. So on Nov. 19, the Oprah Magazine.


WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped 12.2 percent in May from a year ago, the most in seven years. The increase suggests the housing recovery is strengthening. Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that home prices rose from a year ago in 48 states. They fell only in Delaware and Alabama. And all but three of the 100 largest cities reported price gains. Prices rose 26 percent in Nevada to lead all states. It was followed by California (20.2 percent), Arizona (16.9 percent), Hawaii (16.1 percent) and Oregon (15.5 percent). CoreLogic also says prices rose 2.6 percent in May from April, the fifteenth straight monthover-month increase. Steady hiring and low mortgage rates have encouraged more Americans to buy homes. Greater demand, a limited number of homes for sale and fewer foreclosures have pushed prices higher. Prices are still 20 percent below the peak reached in April 2006, according to CoreLogic. Sales of previously occupied homes topped the 5 million mark in May for the first time in 3 ½ years. And the proportion of those sales that were "distressed" was at the lowest level in more than four years for the second straight month. Distressed home sales include foreclosures and short sales. A short sale is when a home sells for less than what is owed on the mortgage. Home sales are expected to increase in the coming months. That's because the number of people who signed contracts to buy homes rose in June to the highest level since December 2006. There's generally a one- to twomonth lag between a signed contract and a completed sale. One worry is that higher mortgage rates could slow the housing recovery. Still, rates remain low by historical standards.

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Where to Write Public officials can be contacted through the following addresses and telephone numbers: ■ Lucy Fess, mayor, 5th Ward Commissioner,, 773-7929 (home) ■ John Martin, 1st Ward Commissioner,, 773-2778 (home) ■ William Vogt, 2nd Ward Commissioner,, 773-8217 ■ Joe Wilson, 3rd Ward Commissioner,, 778-0390 ■ Judy Terry, 4th Ward Commissioner,, 773-3189 ■ City Manager Gary Huff,, 778-2051 ■ Miami County Commissioners: John “Bud” O’Brien, Jack Evans and Richard Cultice, 201 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373 440-5910; commissioners@co- ■ John R. Kasich, Ohio governor, Vern Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 644-0813, Fax: (614) 466-9354 ■ State Sen. Bill Beagle, 5th District, Ohio Senate, First Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215; (614) 466-6247; e-mail: ■ State Rep. Richard Adams, 79th District, House of Representatives, The Riffe Center, 77 High St. 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 466-8114, Fax: (614) 719-3979; ■ Jon Husted, Secretary of State, 180 E. Broad St. 15th floor, Columbus, OH 53266-0418 (877) 767-6446, (614)466-2655; ■ David Yost, State Auditor, 88 E. Broad St., 5th floor, Columbus, OH 43215,







Monday, July 8, 2013


Securing the Sochi games

Husband, wife don’t agree on what cheating means


DEAR ABBY: At what point is a relationship with a member of the opposite sex considered “cheating”? I have recently discovered that my husband was having a morethan-friendly relationship with a co-worker. He set up a post office box for her so she could write to him while she was away for an extended period. I found her letters and read them. They described how she missed my husband and “couldn’t wait to feel” his arms around her and his lips on hers again. She said he had shown her what real true love can be. She is 12 years younger than he is. My husband says they never had sex, but did kiss on several occasions, and he enjoyed their deep, open conversations. Because my husband is not a big conversationalist, that has been very hard for me. The idea that he had meaningful conversations with this woman hurts me more than the physical things they admit to. He says it’s not actually cheating if they never slept together. I say, with everything he has admitted to and the fact he has opened up to her in ways I have begged him to with me, he has DEFINITELY cheated! This is the second time in our 16-year marriage this kind of thing has happened. Obviously, his definition of cheating is not the same as mine. I say an emotional affair is almost worse than a physical one. He sees cheating as sex only. — HURT AND LONELY IN NEW ENGLAND

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s interior minister said Friday that 37,000 police officers have been deployed to protect the 2014 Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, repeating official assurances to make the Olympics safe despite the threat of an Islamist insurgency in the region. Vladimir Kolokoltsev said on state Rossiya 24 television that a multi-layer security system in Sochi is fully compatible with demands of the International Olympic Committee. He added that it has proven its efficiency in test events there. While Russia has pledged to make the games “the safest Olympics in history,” security experts warn the Islamist insurgency that has spread across Russia’s North Caucasus after two separatist wars in Chechnya poses daunting threats to President Vladimir Putin’s pet project. Earlier this week, a top Chechen rebel warlord called on militants to disrupt the Sochi Games, which he described as “satanic dances on the bones of our ancestors.” The statement by Doku Umarov marked a reversal of his last year’s order to his fighters to avoid hitting civilian targets because Russians in Moscow were taking to the streets en masse to protest against Putin. Dagestan, which lies about 500


In this photo taken May 21 police officers check documents while patrolling in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia. Police, security and medical personnel in Sochi have conducted dozens of drills to train for potential threats. Drones hovering overhead, robotic vehicles roaming Olympic venues to search for explosives, high-speed patrol boats sweeping the Black Sea coast _ Russian officials say they will be using cutting-edge technology to make sure the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi will be “the safest Olympics in history.” kilometers (300 miles) east of Sochi, has become the center of the epicenter of violence with Islamist rebels targeting police and other officials in near-daily shootings and bombings. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the elder of the two ethnic Chechen brothers who are accused of staging the Boston Marathon bombings, spent six months last year in Dagestan. Russian investigators have been trying to determine whether he had

contact with local Islamic militants. Kolokoltsev didn’t refer to Umarov’s statement or talk about the Islamist insurgency in his televised comments, but he vowed that the Sochi Games will be better protected than the Boston Marathon. “As for the sad experience with the Boston event, I think our efforts and readiness can’t be compared to that,” he said. “We are getting ready at the maximum level.”

Novel ‘Let It Burn’ lives up to series standard BY BRUCE DESILVA Associated Press Each Alex McKnight novel has revealed a little about the part-time private detective’s troubled past: his failed marriage, his work as a young Detroit street cop, the day he got careless and ended up getting shot, and his retreat to Michigan’s rural northern peninsula where he now scrapes out a living running a string of rustic tourist cottages. Now, in the tenth book in Steve Hamilton’s fine crime-novel series, McKnight returns to the once great, now dying metropolis, propelled by a nagging fear that his last case there might have been a

colossal mistake. The action begins when McKnight’s old sergeant calls to give him a heads up that Darryl King, a young man they put away years ago for stabbing a woman to death, was about to be released. McKnight decides to drive south to reconnect with his old buddies including Arnie Bateman, the retired homicide detective who had been the lead investigator on the case. At first, Bateman poohpoohs McKnight’s misgivings about the King case, but unlike the stereotypical TV cops who always bridle at the suggestion that they could have been wrong about something, McKnight’s old mentor ac-

tually listens. Soon, they both start nosing around. McKnight drops in on King’s mother, who, instead of berating him for locking her son up, serves him chocolate cake. He enlists the help of old friend Janet Long, an FBI agent he’s still carrying a torch for. And eventually, he even meets up with Darryl. But someone out there doesn’t like what Alex is doing, and before long, more people turn up dead. Hamilton interrupts the narrative with occasional flashbacks about the original investigation, giving us a chance to see McKnight as a young husband and policeman, and to see Detroit when it was

already in decline but before it turned into a wasteland. The author’s depiction of the Detroit that McKnight now sees outside his car window, and of the way this makes him feel, is both vivid and poignant. McKnight eventually uncovers the terrible truth about the King case, of course, but only at an enormous cost to himself and several people he cares about. As the tense story unfolds, the action builds to a violent climax. This beautifully crafted novel lives up to the standard fans have come to expect from one of the few writers to have ever been honored with two Edgar Awards.


Advice years. I began going because of abandonment and trust issues. Over time we became friends outside of therapy, talking to each other several times a week. I trusted her completely. During our therapy sessions she shared her life and problems with me to the point that I feel I know as much about her as she knows about me. A couple of months ago, she suddenly decided that ethics had been breached and she was setting new boundaries. She said there would be no contact outside our sessions, but during the sessions she would say how much she missed me and thought of me as a daughter, and she would cry. Now she has decided that she can no longer be my therapist. She has blocked my number and expects me to respect her demands. I know you can’t speak for her, but is this normal behavior for a mental health therapist? I no longer trust therapists. — CONFUSED IN TEXAS DEAR CONFUSED: No, it is not normal behavior; it is highly inappropriate. Your therapist appears to have had as many or more unresolved emotional issues than you did. By ending your sessions together, she has done you an enormous favor. While you may not trust “therapists,” it may require the efforts of another one to help you work through this. When you go for your initial interview, be sure to tell the therapist what was done to you.

DEAR HURT AND LONELY: When someone gets a post office box so that he or she can carry on a furtive romantic correspondence, it is cheating. When he kisses and embraces someone in a romantic fashion, that’s cheating too. When he confides his deepest feelings to a woman other than his wife, what he does is widen the gulf between them. On the deepest levels, your Dear Abby is written by husband has been unfaithful to you. It appears he has per- Abigail Van Buren, also fected the “art” of lying to known as Jeanne Phillips, Barry Sanders, Al Kaline, himself in order to justify his and was founded by her Elmore Leonard, Mitch behavior. My heart goes out mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at Albom, John Sinclair, to you. or P.O. Smokey Robinson, Jack White, Eminem, Martha DEAR ABBY: I was see- Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA ing a therapist for several 90069. Reeves, Berry Gordy, Lee Iacocca and Bill Ford Jr. Glitter among decayed rubble

Famous Detroiters’ stories told in photos, words DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Historical Museum is hosting an 11-week exhibition starting next week that features photos and transcripted interviews with 50 prominent and in-

fluential Detroiters. The display opens July 12 and runs through Sept. 29 and is tied to the recently published book “HeartSoul Detroit: Conversations on the Motor

City.” The book and exhibition feature photographs by Jenny Risher. Those included in the book and show include Lilly Tomlin, Nicklas Lidstrom,

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■ Contract Bridge — By Steve Becker

Solve it

Famous hand

This deal was played in the Italy-Taiwan match during the 1972 World Bridge Olympiad. The final contract -- three notrump by South -was the same at both tables,

but the outcome was altogether different. At the first table, where Giorgio Belladonna was declarer for Italy, West led the ten of hearts. Declarer won with dummy’s queen, led the queen of diamonds, which held, then the jack of diamonds, losing to West’s king. West shifted to the ten of spades, and the Taiwanese East, overly impressed by his spade holding, signaled with the seven -- a fatal mistake. Belladonna won with the king and ran 10 tricks for a score of 430 points. Had East taken the ten of spades with the ace and returned a heart,

Belladonna would have gone down two. East should have realized from declarer’s approach to the play -- leading diamonds instead of clubs -- that South almost surely had the A-K-x of clubs. At the second table, after the same bidding, West led the nine of hearts against three notrump. The Taiwanese declarer promptly let the cat out of the bag when he won the heart lead in dummy and cashed five club tricks before finessing the queen of diamonds. This series of plays enabled East to signal posses-

PARIS (AP) — A once-grand opera house that’s now a scene of decaying rubble was the latest remarkable venue for Chanel’s haute couture. The setting saw Karl Lagerfeld carry off a dark, expressionist-tinged fall-winter 2013 collection — the glitter of embellished clothes contrasted with the faded romance of grimy curtains, a dark theatre stage and old wooden stalls. But the nostalgia was only half the story of this strong show, staged inside Paris’ Grand Palais. When it began, an image of a futuristic metropolis beamed onto the theatre wall. When the models appeared, the first chic series of A-line skirt suit-styles were twinned with Grace Jones-style space-age hair. Intergalactic square hats that were attached at the back of the head, seemed to float like a geometric halo. It was a great anachronism. “I presented something that was a vision from the past to the future, from the old world to the new . Fashion is the only thing that can travel between both,” explained Lagerfeld, after posing for the cameras with Rihanna. She, appropriately enough, wore flappy pearls and a long, white baggy cardigan-dress that also harked back nostalgically to another era. The 67 very wearable looks had some notable features — such as wide, often shiny, belt bands that strapped across at the hip, and mosaic patterns. Instead of boots, Lagerfeld put legs inside “stocking shoes,” attached up the leg with a garter like lingerie. Jackets sometimes had strong, menswear shoulders which contrasted with tight feminine dress sleeves.

sion of the ace of spades and, at the same time, allowed West to discard two low spades and a low diamond, thereby emphasizing that his sole interest was in a heart return. Accordingly, upon winning the diamond queen with the king, the Italian West led the ten of spades to his partner’s ace and got a heart return, and the Taiwanese declarer went down two for a team loss of 530 points. Wednesday: Analysis.



Sudoku Puzzle Complete the grid so every row, column and 3 x 3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively. SATURDAY’S SOLUTION



Monday, July 8, 2013

Goats prevent airport fires


Solar plane:

Making clean tech sexy, adventurous

BY SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Airlines Writer Last month, officials at San Francisco International Airport hired a herd of part-time employees to toil on the west side of the property and engage in an unusual — but environmentally friendly — form of fire prevention. Anyone looking down from a plane departing the airport may have wondered, what’s with the goats? For two weeks in June, Mr. Fuzzy, Cookie, Mable, Alice and nearly 400 other goats chomped on the brush in a remote corner of the airport.The area needs to be cleared each spring to protect nearby homes from potential fires. But machines or humans can’t be used because two endangered species — the San Francisco garter snake and the California redlegged frog — live there. It’s not exactly the type of job you advertise in the local classifieds. So, for the past five years officials have turned to Goats R Us, a small brush-removal company run by Terri Oyarzun, her husband Egon and their son Zephyr. The airport paid $14,900 for the service this year. The goats travel 30 miles each spring from their home in Orinda, Calif. to the airport in a 16wheel truck that Oyarzun calls her “livestock limo.” They come with a goat herder and a border collie named Toddy Lynn. The goats spend two weeks cutting away a 20-foot firebreak on the west side of the airport. “When passengers take off and fly over the goats, I’m sure that’s a thrill,” Oyarzun says. Whatever the emotion, it isn’t reserved for air travelers.When Oyarzun’s goats aren’t clearing brush at the airport, they’re munching away on the side of California’s freeways, at state parks,under long-distance electric lines and anywhere else with overgrown vegetation.The family has about 4,000 total active goats on its payroll. Working at an airport does come with its own set of challenges, namely loud, frightening jets constantly taking off. “There was an adjustment period,” Oyarzun said.“But they have a lot of confidence in their herder.” The goats did their job. “We’re pleased with our organic process for weed abatement,” said airport spokesman Doug Yakel. At least one other airport has taken note. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport has requested bids for goats to clear brush in an out of the way area of the airport’s 7,000-acre property and expects them to be at the airport sometime this summer. When goats become too old to work, they are typically sold for meat. But fear not, Mr. Fuzzy, Cookie, Mable and Alice won’t end up at the slaughterhouse. The Oyarzun family lets its goats peacefully retire at its farm.



This May 22 file photo shows the Solar Impulse, piloted by André Borschberg, taking flight, at dawn, from Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. The spindly no-fuel plane called Solar Impulse is scheduled to leave Washington Saturday early in the morning and arrive after midnight at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. It may silently buzz the Statue of Liberty on the way. The plane started its cross-country journey May 3 from San Francisco. BY SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — In noisy, energetic New York City, the pilots of a spindly plane that looks more toy than jet hope to grab attention in a surprising way: By being silent and consuming little energy. This revolutionary solar-powered plane is about to end a slow and symbolic journey across America by quietly buzzing the Statue of Liberty and landing in a city whose buildings often obscure the powergiving sun. The plane’s top speed of 45 mph is so pokey, it would earn honks on the New Jersey Turnpike. The plane is called Solar Impulse. And it leaves from Washington on a commuter-like hop planned for Saturday, depending on the weather. It will take hours for the journey and offers none of the most basic comforts of flying. But that’s OK. The aircraft’s creators say its purpose really has little to do with flying. They view themselves as green pioneers — promoting lighter materials, solar-powered batteries, and conservation as sexy and adventurous. Theirs is the high-flying equivalent of the Tesla electric sports car. They want people to feel a thrill while saving the planet. Think Charles Lindbergh meets Rachel Carson. And if there’s one person who knows about adventure and what it means to Earth, it’s Bertrand Piccard. He’s one of the two pilots who take turns flying Solar Impulse. His grandfather was the first man to see the curve of the Earth as a pioneering high-altitude balloon flier more than 80 years ago. His father more than half a century ago first took a submarine to the deepest and most inaccessible ocean trench on Earth. And now in the 21st Century outside the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum annex not too far from a retired space shuttle, Piccard says there’s no truly new place on Earth for explorers to pioneer. At 55, he’s tried. He already was the first person to fly around the world non-stop in a balloon, but that wasn’t really enough. So Piccard found a way to explore by looking inward and acting globally. “It’s an exploration of new ways of thinking,” said Piccard, who is also a psychiatrist. “It’s important to understand that pioneering is not only what you do. It’s how you

think. It’s a state of mind more than action.” For him, there was no better cause than clean technology. “After a conquest of the planet, the 21st Century should be about improving the quality of life,” Piccard said. And the lightweight beanpole that’s called Solar Impulse “is something spectacular in order to capture the attention of the people. If you make a solar bicycle to drive, nobody would care. If you make a solar plane, everybody cares. Everybody wants to see it.’” Europe saw it first with a test flight from Switzerland and Spain to Morocco last year. This year’s U.S. flight is another trial run that’s really preparation for a 2015 aroundthe-world trip with an upgraded version of the plane. Solar Impulse has been to San Francisco, Phoenix, Dallas, St. Louis, Cincinnati and Washington. All that’s left is New York’s JFK Airport and Piccard talked about having to wait his turn to land with all the big jets. “We’re flying the most extraordinary airplane in the world,” Piccard said. Although it’s promoted as solar-powered, what really pushes the envelope with this plane is its miserly energy efficiency, said Solar Impulse CEO Andre Borschberg, the plane’s other pilot. Parts of its wings are three times lighter than paper. Its one-person cockpit is beyond tiny. Borschberg lowers himself gingerly into it for a television camera, grimaces, and practically wears the plane it is so snug on him. Most of the 11,000 solar cells are on the super-long wings that seem to stretch as far as a jumbo jet’s. It weighs about the size of a small car, and soars at 30,000 feet with what is essentially the power of a small motorized scooter. When it landed at Dulles International Airport in suburban Washington after midnight on June 15, its wings were lit with 16 LED lights that used less power than two 100-watt bulbs. “We can use much less energy than we use today without the sacrifice,” Borschberg said. “And that’s really important.” People won’t sacrifice to save energy or the planet, but if they are smart they don’t have to, Borschberg said. That’s why he and Piccard pointedly talk about “clean technologies” not “green technologies.” They think “green” has the image of sacrifice. The only sacrifice with the plane is staying up in the air alone for 20 hours in such a small space. And even then, the two pilots don’t call it

a sacrifice. Borschberg said after a while it feels homey and enveloping and it’s hard to get out of the cocoon. Sitting for eight hours in an economy class seat on a commercial airplane is cramped; doing what you love by sitting three times longer in this plane isn’t, Piccard added. The flights are long because here’s another thing about Solar Impulse: It’s slow. Its cruising speed of just under 45 mph would get them honked at on an highway. So that has meant a lot of 4 a.m. take-offs in the dark and landings well after midnight. But Borschberg, who will pilot the last leg from Washington to New York, is hoping for a daylight approach to New York City so he can get a photo opportunity with the Statue of Liberty. Borschberg and Piccard both say this is not about clean-energy planes for the future. What they’re doing is more likely to improve energy efficiency on the ground, in cars and homes, agrees U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz who met with the pair to talk up future energy a couple days after they landed at Dulles. Still, questions of practicality come up. “It’s clearly a stunt,” said John Reilly, codirector of MIT’s Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change. “And it’s clearly an attention-grabbing stunt. The idea that you could fly an airplane powered by the sun is kind of hard to believe. So doing it is an impressive stunt, I suppose.” But these types of gimmicks do pay off at times, Reilly said. It will pay off more than promoting solar and other renewable energy technologies as economic stimulus, which is what happened four years ago, said University of Colorado science policy professor Roger Pielke Jr. He compared it to giant prizes that encourage private companies to go into space or build robot-driven cars, which are proving successful. “I don’t think it’s just a stunt,” Pielke said. “The idea is that you’re pushing boundaries and you’re putting on shows for people and achieving milestones.” This, Pielke said, is “an essential part of technological innovation. It gives people an opportunity to attempt what previously was thought of as impossible.”

Website offers choice of Angkor sunset sites PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia has joined hands with Australia in an effort to use the Internet to help preserve its fabled Angkor Wat temple complex, the Australian Embassy announced Thursday. As part of a master plan to limit damage to the complex, a recently opened website, Angkor Sunset Finder, will give tourists recommendations for where in the 400-square-kilometer (160-

square-mile) complex one can watch spectacular sunsets. A handful of well-publicized spots from which to watch the setting sun attract too many tourists, endangering the place’s physical and aesthetic integrity. The website at allows visitors to select several criteria — including what kind of atmosphere, distance from gate and crowd conditions — to get a

recommendation of alternative perches from a listing of 34 vantage points. Built between the ninth and 14th centuries, Angkor is not only a symbol of national pride, emblazoned on the Cambodian flag, but is also the country’s biggest tourist attraction, receiving about 2 million visitors a year. It is one of the landmarks of international significance on the list of UNESCO World Her-

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In this June 28 photo, Kyle Murdock, owner of Sea Hag Lobster Processing, holds a tray of lobster tails in a refrigerator at his plant in Tenants Harbor, Maine. New lobster processors are opening in Maine following last year’s turbulent lobster season when Canadian fishermen were blocking truckloads of Maine-caught lobster from delivery at processors there. a small portion is sold live. The rest, some 80 percent or more, is processed and sold to restaurants, retailers, theme parks, cruise ship lines and other buyers around the world. The call to increase Maine’s processing capacity grew louder and drew national attention last summer after a huge early haul of lobsters caused a market glut and a crash in wholesale prices. Fearing for their livelihood, Canadian fishermen angrily blocked truckloads of Maine lobsters from being delivered to processing plants in Canada. Less than 10 percent of Maine’s lobster catch is now processed in Maine, with an estimated 60 to 70 percent shipped to Canada

for processing, Murdock said. Maine’s plants currently handle an estimated 10 to 12 million pounds annually. Murdock doesn’t see any reason why Maine can’t be processing more than half the harvest that isn’t sold live. Adding processing capacity gives the Maine industry more control over its product while boosting employment and the value of the catch, he said. “If we could process 40 million pounds, I think that’s where we need to be,” he said on a recent day at his plant. Although Murdock comes from a fishing family and ate lobster four to five times a week while growing up on Monhegan

Moving nachos onto the grill When I was a kid, one of my go-to fend-for-myself meals was nachos. Heap tortilla chips, refried beans, olives, meats, cheeses and whatever else struck me onto a giant dinner plate.Sprinkle a most liberal amount of cheese over everything, then pop the whole thing in the microwave for a minute. Done! And delicious. It didn’t occur to me until I was an adult that there was any other way to make nachos. And I was blown away by the difference between nuking my nachos and baking them in the oven.Texture alone was remarkably improved. No more soggy chips that turned rubbery by the end of the meal. And that says nothing of the wonderful browning of the cheese no microwave ever could achieve. And it didn’t occur to me until this summer that I could take my nacho evolution even further by moving them out of the oven and onto... the grill. The point of course is not merely to use the grill as an outdoor oven,though in summer sometimes that is justification enough. But rather to use the power of the grill to impart a delicious smoki-

ness to the nachos. And that is why the corn and the steak that eventually land on the nachos first get cooked on the grates. Of course, nachos are a personal matter. We all have our set of must-have toppings. So use my list as a suggestion and run with the technique.

CORN AND STEAK GRILLED NACHOS Before turning on the grill, make sure the baking sheet you plan to use fits on it with the lid down. If it doesn’t, you can divide the ingredients into multiple smaller pans, even metal cake or pie pans. The smaller pans also can be cooked in batches, if needed. Start to finish: 45 minutes Servings: 6 3 tablespoons adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle chilies in adobo) 3 tablespoons tomato paste 3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil, plus extra 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 9 ounces beef sirloin, thinly sliced (can substitute pre-sliced “stir-fry” beef) 1 ear corn, husked 11-ounce bag corn tortilla chips 1 cup grated cheddar cheese

1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters 1/3 cup pepperoncini, stemmed and thinly sliced 1/2 small red onion, diced In a medium bowl, whisk together the adobo sauce, tomato paste, oil, garlic powder and salt. Add the steak and mix to coat thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes and up to overnight. When ready to cook, heat the grill to medium-high. Rub the corn with a bit of canola oil, then set it on the grill. Cook the corn, turning often, until lightly browned on all sides, about 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the corn to a plate and set aside until cool enough to handle. Meanwhile, use an oilsoaked paper towel held with tongs to coat the grill grates with oil. Add the steak and grill for 1 to 2 minutes per side, or to desired doneness. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Leave the grill on, but reduce the heat to low. Arrange the tortilla chips in an even layer on a rimmed baking. Spread the steak evenly over the chips. Cut the corn kernels from

lating minus-2 degree seawater before being packed and shipped as a product of Maine. The legs and claws are boiled in a 350-gallon cooker, and workers pick the meat out of the legs and crack open the claws so they can shake out the meat in one piece. The meat is packed in 2-pound bags and frozen in a freezer at minus 40 degrees. Similar scenes are playing out across Maine in new places. A Portland lobster wholesaler, Ready Seafood, opened a plant in Scarborough in September and plans to process about a million pounds this year. Richmond-based Shuck’s Lobster plans to open an-


In this image taken on June 10 corn and steak grilled nachos are shown in Concord, N.H.

the cobs.To do this, stand the ear on its wide end, then use a knife to saw down the length of the sides. Scatter the corn kernels over the steak and chips, then scatter the cheese over that. Set the baking sheet on the grill, cover the grill and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Remove the baking sheet from the grill, then scatter

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island, he didn’t know much about processing until he set to get into the business. So he hired a consultant to help with the startup and spent a couple of weeks at a Canadian plant to learn the ropes. He now has nearly 50 employees at work and said the workforce will grow to 60 or 70 later in the summer. There’s nothing pretty about processing lobsters. At Sea Hag, workers dressed in vinyl aprons, rubber boots and hairnets snap the tails off live lobsters and cut off their claws and legs as country music blares on the radio. The tails are sorted by size on a conveyor belt and frozen in a tank of circu-


ST. GEORGE, Maine (AP) — For years, Maine’s lobster processing industry was on simmer. But with the help of a glut of the state’s signature seafood and a few savvy entrepreneurs who spotted a hole in the market, it’s on its way to a rolling boil. Take 24-year-old Kyle Murdock, who decided to stop his studies in physics and math at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts to open Sea Hag Seafood, named after his father’s lobster boat. Fishermen began talking about the need for more in-state processors, which turn whole live lobsters into frozen tails, picked meat and other products, after the global economy tanked in 2008, driving down demand and prices, Murdock said. “But that’s always where the conversation ended,” he said. “Nobody ever continued the conversation with, ‘Why don’t we have more processing capacity, or how do we get more processing capacity?’” His plant processed 600,000 pounds last year after opening in August in the seaside town of St. George, and he’s planning to handle 2.5 million pounds this year. When Maine’s lobster catch averaged about 20 million pounds a year from the 1950s through the 1980s, there was no need to have processors in Maine. Much of the catch was sold live, with the rest shipped to Canada, which has more than two dozen processors. Maine didn’t have any processors to speak of before the 1990s, and has had only three or four of any size in recent years. But the catch has risen fast over the past 20 years — from 30 million pounds to last year’s record 126 million pounds — and only

other plant in Portland next year that will double its processing capacity. Luke’s Lobster, a chain of 11 lobster roll eateries in New York, Washington and Philadelphia, started a new business to open its own processing plant in Saco this spring, solely to process products for its stores. President Luke Holden said the plant gives the company more control over supply. “We’re interested in controlling our own destiny and making sure what we get is a high-quality product,” Holden said. The largest of the state’s new processing plants opened in June in a 100,000-square-foot plant in Prospect Harbor in eastern Maine that used to house the nation’s last sardine cannery, which closed three years ago. Maine Fair Trade Lobster won’t divulge its production goals, but it already has nearly 100 employees and plans to have 300 within three years, said spokeswoman Christina Ferranti-Clift. Besides creating jobs, the increased lobster processing will help Maine brand its lobster products, said Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher. The Maine catch that’s now processed in Canada is sold as a Canadian product even though it was caught in Maine. There are obstacles to growth — most notably a shortage of workers and high energy costs — but Keliher expects processing capacity to grow fast in the years ahead. “While live markets exist all over the world, a big part of the future of Maine lobster lies in processed, easy-to-use products,” he said. concurred, Murdock noting that the future of the industry depends on processing because most people don’t want to cook a live lobster in their kitchen. “The American consumer,” he said, “wants a convenient product.”


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Post 184 raffle set for tonight The Piqua Post 184 American Legion baseball team will be hosting the Tipp City Raptors tonight at Hardman Field. They will be holding a raffle with two different winners each walking away with four Dayton Dragons tickets. You may buy one ticket for $1, or an arm’s length for $5. Post 184 will have a volunteer walking through the stands selling, so locate him and help support the team and win a chance to have some baseball fun. The Dragons will play the Great Lakes Loons on Aug. 14 (these four tickets have a VIP parking pass) and the second set of four tickets are also on Aug. 14. The seats are really good — very close to the action. Post 184’s baseball friends, Benny and Stacy Scott and McDonalds and Ken Kirby graciously donated these tickets. The winners will be drawn before the end of the game. All proceeds benefit the Post 184 American Legion Brian Robbins chips onto a green at the Piqua Country Club Saturday morning. baseball team.

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Piqua girls to host scramble The Piqua High School Girls Basketball Fundraiser Golf Outing will be held Aug. 3 at Echo Hills Municipal Golf Course. All proceeds will support the girls basketball program throughout the upcoming season. It will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start, with check-in at noon. Contact Eric Brown at (937) 602-4593 or email for more information. Registration forms can be mailed to 4010 Camelot Rd., Piqua, OH 45356. Entry deadline is on July 26. Hole sponsorships are available for $50 and checks should be made payable to PIAB. You can call Doug Yount at 570-2558 with questions or mail the form and check to Doug Yount, 813 Antler Ct., Piqua, OH, 45356.


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Robbins wins third Piqua City title Christy, Arp one-shot back BY ROB KISER Sports Editor It had been 10 years since Brian Robbins won his first Piqua City Golf Championship — and he marked that anniversary by surviving some tough weather conditions Saturday at Piqua Country Club and the 13th hole Sunday at Echo Hills, to win the tournament for the third time. “It was 10 years ago when I won the first one,” Robbins, who edged Tom Christy and Andy Arp by one stroke, said. And for 12 holes on Sunday Robbins — who started the day with a two-shot lead over Christy — had executed his game-plan to perfection. “I was one-under through 12,” Robbins said. “But, that tee shot on

13. I have probably played 30 rounds out here this year and hit maybe five good drives. It should set up well for me, but it just doesn’t for some reason.” Sunday was no exception. After hooking his drive, Robbins couldn’t find his ball and had to make the dreaded walk back to the tee. By the time he finished the 399-yard par-4, he had a triple-bogey seven. “I was pretty hot,” Robbins said. “I was just hoping I hadn’t blown it.” Christy wasn’t feeling much better after making a six. “That was my chance,” Christy said. “He gave me an opening and I made a double. I had a lot of opportunities today.” Robbins came back with a vengeance, birdieing the 312-yard See CITY/Page 10

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CITY GOLF SCORES Scores from the Piqua City Golf Championship played Saturday at Piqua Country Club and Sunday at Echo Hills CHAMPIONSHIP Brian Robbins 73-75—148 Tom Christy 75-74—149 Andy Arp 76-73—149 Ben Gover 80-73—153 Dave Larger 77-77—154 Brian Deal 81-73—154 Doug Eakin 82-74—156 Jim Burt 76-81—157 Craig Purpus 82-75—157 Scott Bradley 83-74—157 Darrin Grove 79-78—157 Daniel Sutherly 76-82—158 Chris Francis 82-79—161 SENIORS Terry Toth 79-81—160 Mike Terry 86-82—168 Dave Owen 85-84—169 Mark Manuel 88-82—170 Bruce Culpepper 82-91—173 Larry Hamilton 94-82—176 Marty Jackson 90-87—177 Dave Brown 107-102—209 Steve Hamant WD FIRST FLIGHT Doug Borchers 93-79—172 Craig Seitz 88-91—179 Lloyd Shoemaker 97-89—186 SECOND FLIGHT Dennis Steinke 91-88—179 Rob Kiser 98-92—190 Steve Kerns 118-123—241 Jim Montgomery WD

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A flawless race gave Jimmie Johnson a perfect year at Daytona International Speedway and put him on another exclusive list. Johnson became the first driver in 31 years to sweep Daytona International Speedway, accomplishing the feat with a dominating run Saturday night for his fourth win of the season. The Daytona 500 winner is the first driver since Bobby Allison in 1982, and the fifth overall, to win both races in a season at Daytona. "I don't think I made a bad move tonight. I'm pretty proud of that," Johnson said. "Gosh, growing up in Southern California and watching Bobby Allison ... to do anything Bobby has done is pretty special." The five-time NASCAR champion was the leader on the restart for a twolap sprint to the finish in overtime Saturday night. He held off Kevin Harvick on the restart, and then pulled out front to a sizeable lead. Tony Stewart moved into second and may have been timing his attempt to make a pass for the lead when a caution in the middle of the pack froze the field. "We knew it was coming," Johnson said of the late accident. "Getting down to the end of these things, we knew it was going to get exciting." Stewart was second, followed by Kevin Harvick in a Chevrolet sweep. Both thought Johnson's fast car, once able to get out front, was untouchable. He led 94 of the 161 laps. "These things are such a crapshoot ... all 43 guys have a shot at winning the race," Stewart said. "They definitely had a fast car. I mean, they had a fast car at the 500, they had a fast car here, so it makes sense." Harvick thought the outcome would have been different if anyone had been able to get a push See PERFECT/Page 10

Reds’ slugging doesn’t continue Saunders shuts down Cincinnati bats CINCINNATI (AP) — After an offensive outburst on Saturday, the Cincinnati Reds thought they could keep slugging away on Sunday. Especially against a Seattle Mariners pitcher who had allowed 15 earned runs in four previous starts against them. Instead, Joe Saunders shut them down. The Reds managed just six hits and a run off the left-hander in a 3-1 loss that manager Dusty Baker said wasn't as bad as it seemed. "We hit the ball a lot harder than the scorebook showed," Baker said. "We

didn't have a lot to show for it. I tell the guys to just keep swinging the bats." Saunders pitched seven efficient innings, allowing only two baserunners to reach third in the first six and retiring 11 consecutive batters before Chris Heisey doubled into the left-field corner with one out in the fifth inning. "We've hit Saunders well in the past," Baker said. "I thought we'd manage more than one run." Saunders (7-8) walked none and struck out two while winning back-toback starts for the first time this season. Charlie Furbush

pitched a 1-2-3 eighth and Tom Wilhelmsen was perfect in the ninth for his 18th save, helping the Mariners pick up their second win of the threegame series and improve to 10-2 against the Reds since interleague play began in 1997. The Reds went down in order in six of their nine innings. Nick Franklin and Justin Smoak accounted for all of Seattle's runs with homers off Bronson Arroyo (7-7), who overcame a 32-pitch first inning to complete six, AP PHOTO

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allowing five hits and three runs with one walk and six strikeouts. The right-hander retired 10 of the last 11 batters he faced despite facing a lineup loaded with eight left-handed batters. He wasn't surprised that the Mariners relied on the long ball. "They have a bunch of unknown guys," he said. "We don't know much about American League teams, especially in the West (Division). They came out and hit the ball out of the ballpark, and that was the difference in the series. I was never really in a groove. It was a hard-fought battle. They had eight left-handers in the lineup. I needed a lot of max-effort pitches. "I had to take every inning as a do-or-die effort just to give us a better shot at getting back in the game." Franklin hit Arroyo's 10th pitch of the game 380 feet into the right-field seats for his sixth home run of the season and second in the first inning in three games. He hit a tworun homer Friday off Mike Leake, also in the first inning. "They jumped up early on us in all three games," Baker said. "You just can't lay it in there. That's a lineup you don't know a whole lot about. By the time you learn something, they've hit a home run." Smoak extended the lead to 3-0 with a two-run drive on the first pitch he saw from Arroyo with two outs in the third inning. The 378-foot shot, which followed Kyle Seager's one-out walk, was Smoak's seventh. "It's an American League lineup — full of left-handers," Baker said. "We didn't match up right. It didn't work out right." The Reds broke up the shutout bid in the seventh with back-to-back one-out doubles by Todd Frazier and Heisey before Saunders finished his day by getting Ryan Hanigan and pinch-hitter Derrick Robinson to ground out.

yard par-4 14th and 160-yard par-3-15th. “My tee shot was about 40 yards from the green on 14 and I hit it to about four feet,” Robbins said. “On 15, I just hit a smooth seven (iron) to about four feet.” From that point on, he went to a conservative approach, starting on the 280-yard par-4 16th. “I hit 3-iron off the tee on 16,” Robbins said. “That is probably the first time I haven’t hit driver off that tee all year. I was just trying to make pars, but I ended up doubling 17 and bogeying 18.” Which almost led to one of the most dramatic finishes in the history of the City tournament. Robbins finished with a three-over par 75 for a two-day total of 148. Arp, who was playing in front of him, followed a 76 Saturday with a 73 Sunday for a 149 total. Christy — playing with Robbins — needed an eagle on the 501-yard par5 18th to force a playoff and came within inches of doing it. “I had a chip to tie him,” Christy said. “I thought it was in when I hit it. It just

missed.” He tapped in for birdie and won a one-hole playoff with Arp for second place. “I stayed out of the bunker (in the playoff) and Andy didn’t,” Christy said. “That is what it came down to.” Robbins was more happy with what he did Saturday, shooting a oneover par 73 on the 6,835yard PCC layout — made longer by the wet conditions. “I was pleased with that,” Robbins said. “I shot the same thing last year in nicer weather.” Christy wasn’t complaining about 75 either. “I will say this, that (Saturday) was a hard day to play golf,” Christy said. For Arp, it was a balky putter that left him frustrated. “I hit 13 greens Saturday and 14 today,” Arp said after Sunday’s round. “I hit the ball well. My putter just didn’t do me a lot of justice on the greens.” Arp had played his way back into it, before doubling the 16th hole Sunday. “I parred 17 and birdied 18,” Arp said. “There are a

Kenseth, Hamlin's Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, and Jeff Gordon. "I saw the wreck and tried to slow down and miss it, but just not much I could do," Kenseth said. The race resumed with seven laps remaining and Johnson leading teammate Kasey Kahne. Johnson then made a strange move to the high line to block Marcos Ambrose and it might have cost him the race as it put Kahne out front in the bottom lane of traffic. But as the two Hendrick drivers drag-raced around Daytona, Ambrose clipped the side of Johnson as he attempted a sudden lane change. He slammed into the side of Kahne, causing Kahne to spin and hit an inside retaining wall for another caution with five laps remaining. "Jimmie got a little loose or he just didn't see my move coming, and I

split him coming off of (turn) two," Ambrose said. "He came down to check the spot and I was already there and he just bounced us straight into (Kahne)." Kahne angrily tossed his head-and-neck restraint into his car after climbing from the wreckage. The race resumed in overtime with Johnson leading Harvick, Bowyer, Stewart and McMurray. He wasn't challenged as neither Stewart nor Harvick could make a move before the race-ending caution. "Jimmie just was good," Stewart said. "Jimmie was just really, really good. We were just a little bit off of him." Added Harvick: "I really thought we were in the right spot. ... Our line just never developed. “I'm a little disappointed because I really thought we were in the Jimmie Johnson celebrates his win. right spot."

lot of putts I could look back on. “This was my first time playing in the City tournament and I had a lot of fun.” Ben Gover carded rounds of 80 and 73 for a 153 total to finish fourth, while Dave Larger and Brian Deal shared fifth with a 154 total. Larger had matching round of 77, while Deal shot 81 Saturday and 73 Sunday. ■ Terry Toth won the Senior title by eight shots with a 160 total. He followed Saturday’s 79 with an 81 Sunday. Mike Terry took second with a 168 total, to edge Dave Owen by one shot. ■ Doug Borchers erased a five-shot deficit Sunday to win the first flight. Borchers followed a 93 Saturday with a 79 Sunday for a 172 total and seven shot win. First-round leader Craig Seitz followed an 88 Saturday with a 91 Sunday to finish second with a 179 total. ■ Dennis Steinke cruised to an 11-shot victory in the second flight, shooting rounds of 91 and 88 for a 179 total.

NOTES: Franklin's home run was the clubrecord 235th allowed by Arroyo in his eight seasons with the Reds. He went into the game tied with former LHP Tom Browning for the record. ... It was the Mariners' 22nd first-inning homer this season, most in the majors. ... Raul Ibanez extended his hitting streak to 12 games (18 for 50, .360) with a first-inning single to left. ... The Reds left after their 4-2 homestand on a seven-game road trip, starting with three at Milwaukee.

Perfect Continued from page 9 past Johnson. "I think we could have done the same thing in clean air," Harvick said. "I think the front car is in a lot better control." Clint Bowyer was fourth and team co-owner Michael Waltrip fifth in a pair of Toyotas. Then came Kurt Busch, Jamie McMurray and Dale Earnhardt Jr. as Chevrolets took six of the top eight spots and seven of the top 10. Casey Mears was ninth in a Ford, followed by Ryan Newman. But NASCAR was reviewing the finishing order long after the race ended. The race was stopped for almost nine minutes for a six-car accident with 11 laps remaining that included yet another vicious hit for Denny Hamlin. Hamlin's car inexplicably turned right and spun hard into the frontstretch wall. It then turned back into traffic and Hamlin

was tagged hard by AJ Allmendinger in a hit that caused his car to lift off the ground. Both he and Allmendinger had to collect themselves after climbing from their wrecked cars, but both were evaluated and released from the infield care center. Hamlin missed four races earlier this season with a compression fracture in a vertebra in his lower back, and took a hard hit last Sunday at Kentucky. He tested Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but had to be evaluated by a doctor on site before he got in the car. And his race-ending accident came after he had climbed back from a lap down from an earlier incident involving fellow Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr. Also involved in the late accident with Hamlin and Allmendinger were Matt




Monday, July 8, 2013

Murray ends British wait Wins Wimbledon title LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray needed one more point, one solitary point, to win Wimbledon — a title he yearned to earn for himself, of course, and also for his country. Britain had endured 77 years since one of its own claimed the men's trophy at the revered tournament referred to simply as The Championships, and now here was Murray, on the brink of triumph after 3 hours of grueling tennis against top-seeded Novak Djokovic under a vibrant sun at Centre Court. Up 40-love, Murray failed to convert his first match point. And his second. And then, yes, his third, too. On and on the contest, and accompanying tension, stretched, Murray unable to close it, Djokovic unwilling to yield, the minutes certainly feeling like hours to those playing and those watching. Along came three break points for Djokovic, all erased. Finally, on Murray's fourth chance to end it, Djokovic dumped a backhand into the net. The final was over. The wait was over. A year after coming ohso-close by losing in the title match at the All England Club, the No. 2ranked Murray beat No. 1 Djokovic of Serbia 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 Sunday to become Wimbledon's champion in a test of will and skill between a pair of men with mirror-image defensive that created styles lengthy points brimming with superb shots. "That last game will be the toughest game I'll play in my career. Ever," said Murray, who was born in Dunblane, Scotland, and is the first British man to win the grass-court Grand Slam tournament since Fred Perry in 1936. "Winning Wimbledon — I still can't believe it. Can't get my head around that. I can't believe it." For several seasons, Murray was the outsider looking in, while Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Djokovic collected 30 out of 31 Grand Slam titles. But now Murray has clearly and completely turned the Big 3 into a Big 4, having reached the finals at the last four major tournaments he entered (he withdrew from the French Open in May because of a bad back). And he's now a two-time Slam champion, having defeated Djokovic in five sets at the U.S. Open in September. All this from a guy who lost his first four major finals, including against Federer at Wimbledon in 2012. After that defeat, Murray's voice cracked and tears rolled as he told the crowd, "I'm getting closer." How prescient. Four weeks later, on the same court, he beat Federer for a gold medal at the London Olympics, a transformative victory if ever there was one. And 52 weeks later, on the same court, he beat Djokovic for the Wimbledon championship. "You need that self-belief in the important moments," observed Djokovic, a six-time major champion, "and he's got it now." Murray's mother, Judy, who is Britain's Fed Cup captain, agreed that the setback 12 months ago "was a turning point in some ways." "Every time you have a really tough loss, a loss that really hurts you," she said, "I think you learn a lot about how to handle the occasions better going forward." Murray trailed 4-1 in

the second set Sunday, and 4-2 in the third, before wiggling his way back in front each time. He won the last four games, breaking for a 5-4 lead when Djokovic flubbed a forehand, setting off a standing ovation and applause that lasted more than a full minute. When he got out of his changeover chair, preparing to serve for the title, an earsplitting roar accompanied his trek to the baseline. Djokovic missed a backhand, Murray smacked a backhand winner and added a 131 mph (211 kph) service winner, and suddenly one point was all that remained between him and history. That's where things got a tad complicated. On match point No. 1, Djokovic capped a 12stroke exchange with a forehand volley winner. On No. 2, Djokovic hit a backhand return winner off an 84 mph (135 kph) second serve. On No. 3, Murray sailed a backhand long on the ninth shot. Now it was deuce. "I started to feel nervous and started thinking about what just happened," Murray said. "There's a lot of things you're thinking of at that moment." The match continued for eight additional points before Murray finished off the win, ■ When she was in middle school, Marion Bartoli would do homework in the car while her father, who was also her coach, drove the 100 or so miles from their home in central France to various junior tennis tournaments. During the week, when Dad would finish his day job as a doctor, they would head out for a couple of hours of practice, sometimes starting at 9 or 10 p.m. "Then coming backhome and waking myself up in the morning to go to school — and do it over and over again," Bartoli said. "So that made me the person I am right now on the court. It's coming all from there." Today, at 28, Bartoli is a Wimbledon champion. And when the 15thseeded Bartoli's 6-1, 6-4 victory over No. 23 Sabine Lisicki in Saturday's final at the All England Club ended with an ace, she climbed up into the stands and gave her father a hug. "To share this moment with my dad was absolutely amazing," Bartoli said, "and I'm so proud of it." Speaking to reporters after the match, Walter Bartoli acknowledged he was tough on his daughter. "When she was a little girl, on Sundays, she wanted to eat cookies, but I kept telling her that if she wanted to win Wimbledon one day, she had to play two more points before lunch," he said. "And as long as she did not win those two extra points, she was not allowed to eat cookies. She was 13 or 14, but I'm sure it had an effect on her." He was never a tennis player himself; chess was his favored pastime. But from when little Marion was about 6, he was determined to figure out how to make her a success. When she was 7½, she watched on television as Monica Seles beat Steffi Graf to win the 1992 French Open. Fascinated by Seles' two-handed grips for forehands and backhands, Bartoli decided she would play the same way.



Record Book Auto Racing

Coke Zero 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola Results Saturday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (8) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 161 laps, 140.7 rating, 48 points, $327,961. 2. (13) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 161, 91.4, 42, $254,490. 3. (26) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 161, 77.3, 41, $219,101. 4. (3) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 161, 80.6, 40, $182,073. 5. (7) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 161, 74.4, 39, $141,365. 6. (22) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 161, 103.7, 38, $150,485. 7. (27) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 161, 112.4, 38, $148,185. 8. (16) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 161, 96.3, 36, $130,715. 9. (19) Casey Mears, Ford, 161, 88.5, 35, $140,373. 10. (21) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 161, 64, 34, $147,198. 11. (9) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 161, 84.5, 33, $158,191. 12. (1) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 161, 95.4, 33, $160,488. 13. (32) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 161, 60.5, 32, $109,555. 14. (11) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 161, 80.9, 30, $108,655. 15. (28) David Gilliland, Ford, 161, 64.6, 30, $125,813. 16. (17) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 161, 52.7, 29, $115,180. 17. (10) Greg Biffle, Ford, 161, 75.6, 27, $125,630. 18. (40) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 161, 64.8, 27, $132,413. 19. (39) Terry Labonte, Ford, 161, 47.2, 25, $116,063. 20. (20) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 161, 73.4, 0, $104,755. 21. (15) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 161, 88.1, 23, $152,746. 22. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 161, 52.8, 23, $119,627. 23. (34) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 161, 56.1, 21, $109,305. 24. (43) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 161, 37.6, 0, $100,580. 25. (37) Josh Wise, Ford, 161, 41.8, 0, $100,380. 26. (25) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 161, 85.9, 18, $126,294. 27. (42) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 161, 36.3, 0, $95,430. 28. (36) Scott Speed, Ford, 161, 49.4, 16, $94,805. 29. (12) Carl Edwards, Ford, 161, 66.3, 15, $132,155. 30. (41) David Reutimann, Toyota, 159, 51.1, 14, $98,405. 31. (29) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 157, 50.5, 13, $94,230. 32. (4) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, accident, 155, 95.4, 12, $117,105. 33. (2) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 154, 82.6, 12, $129,996. 34. (23) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, accident, 151, 68.3, 10, $140,766. 35. (33) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, accident, 149, 55.6, 9, $101,655. 36. (24) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, accident, 149, 72.8, 9, $113,305. 37. (35) David Stremme, Toyota, accident, 127, 56.5, 7, $93,317. 38. (30) Aric Almirola, Ford, accident, 127, 61.3, 6, $124,571. 39. (14) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 126, 61.9, 5, $110,849. 40. (18) Joey Logano, Ford, 105, 69.2, 4, $107,543. 41. (5) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, accident, 97, 65.9, 3, $107,710. 42. (31) Michael McDowell, Ford, vibration, 33, 24.9, 2, $72,135. 43. (6) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, engine, 23, 46.3, 1, $97,626. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 154.313 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 36 minutes, 30 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.107 seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 27 laps. Lead Changes: 18 among 11 drivers. Lap Leaders: M.Kenseth 1; Ky.Busch 2-25; J.Yeley 26; Ky.Busch 27-30; J.Johnson 31; Ky.Busch 32; J.Johnson 3370; D.Gilliland 71; D.Ragan 72; D.Hamlin 73-92; J.McMurray 93-100; T.Kvapil 101; J.Wise 102; J.McMurray 103-104; J.Johnson 105-128; J.Yeley 129; J.Burton 130; J.Johnson 131-161. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Johnson, 4 times for 94 laps; Ky.Busch, 3 times for 29 laps; D.Hamlin, 1 time for 20 laps; J.McMurray, 2 times for 10 laps; J.Yeley, 2 times for 2 laps; D.Gilliland, 1 time for 1 lap; J.Burton, 1 time for 1 lap; T.Kvapil, 1 time for 1 lap; D.Ragan, 1 time for 1 lap; J.Wise, 1 time for 1 lap; M.Kenseth, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 12 in Points: 1. J.Johnson, 658; 2. C.Bowyer, 609; 3. C.Edwards, 587; 4. K.Harvick, 585; 5. D.Earnhardt Jr., 548; 6. M.Kenseth, 540; 7. Ky.Busch, 533; 8. G.Biffle, 516; 9. Ku.Busch, 501; 10. T.Stewart, 499; 11. M.Truex Jr., 493; 12. K.Kahne, 490.


MLB Standings Major League Baseball At A Glance All Times EDT National League East Division Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami Central Division Pittsburgh St. Louis Cincinnati Chicago Milwaukee West Division

W 50 46 43 37 32

L 38 42 46 48 55

Pct .568 .523 .483 .435 .368

GB — 4 7½ 11½ 17½

W 53 53 50 38 35

L 34 34 38 48 52

Pct .609 .609 .568 .442 .402

GB — — 3½ 14½ 18

L Pct GB W Arizona 47 41 .534 — Los Angeles 42 45 .483 4½ 42 47 .472 5½ Colorado San Francisco 40 47 .460 6½ San Diego 40 49 .449 7½ Saturday's Games St. Louis 5, Miami 4 Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 1 Washington 5, San Diego 4 Cincinnati 13, Seattle 4 Atlanta 13, Philadelphia 4 San Francisco 4, L.A. Dodgers 2 Milwaukee 7, N.Y. Mets 6 Arizona 11, Colorado 1 Sunday's Games Seattle 3, Cincinnati 1 Philadelphia 7, Atlanta 3 Washington 11, San Diego 7 N.Y. Mets 2, Milwaukee 1 St. Louis 3, Miami 2 Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 3, 11 innings L.A. Dodgers 4, San Francisco 1 Arizona 6, Colorado 1 Monday's Games Oakland (Colon 11-3) at Pittsburgh (Locke 8-1), 7:05 p.m. Washington (Haren 4-9) at Philadelphia (Lannan 1-3), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (Minor 8-4) at Miami (Slowey 3-6), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Garza 4-1) at Chicago White Sox (H.Santiago 3-5), 8:10 p.m. Cincinnati (H.Bailey 5-6) at Milwaukee (Lohse 4-6), 8:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 6-2) at Arizona (Delgado 1-2), 9:40 p.m. Colorado (Chatwood 4-2) at San Diego (Volquez 6-6), 10:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Harvey 7-2) at San Francisco (Lincecum 49), 10:15 p.m. Tuesday's Games Oakland at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Houston at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. American League East Division W 54 49 49 48 43

L 35 40 40 40 45

Pct .607 .551 .551 .545 .489

GB — 5 5 5½ 10½

W 48 46 41 37 34

L 39 42 44 48 51

Pct .552 .523 .482 .435 .400

GB — 2½ 6 10 13

W L Pct Oakland 52 37 .584 Texas 51 37 .580 Los Angeles 42 45 .483 Seattle 39 49 .443 Houston 32 57 .360 Saturday's Games N.Y. Yankees 5, Baltimore 4 Minnesota 6, Toronto 0 Kansas City 4, Oakland 3 Detroit 9, Cleveland 4 Cincinnati 13, Seattle 4 Tampa Bay 3, Chicago White Sox 0 Houston 9, Texas 5 L.A. Angels 9, Boston 7, 11 innings Sunday's Games Baltimore 2, N.Y. Yankees 1 Cleveland 9, Detroit 6 Toronto 11, Minnesota 5 Seattle 3, Cincinnati 1

GB — ½ 9 12½ 20

Boston Baltimore Tampa Bay New York Toronto Central Division Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago West Division

Tampa Bay 3, Chicago White Sox 1 Oakland 10, Kansas City 4 Texas 5, Houston 4 Boston at L.A. Angels Monday's Games Detroit (Scherzer 13-0) at Cleveland (Kazmir 4-4), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 7-6) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 4-7), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (Colon 11-3) at Pittsburgh (Locke 8-1), 7:05 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 6-4) at Baltimore (Feldman 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Deduno 4-3) at Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 4-10), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Garza 4-1) at Chicago White Sox (H.Santiago 3-5), 8:10 p.m. Boston (Lester 8-4) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 8-4), 10:10 p.m. Tuesday's Games Kansas City at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Oakland at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Texas at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 7:08 p.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Houston at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Boston at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

Reds Boxscore MARINERS 3, REDS 1 Cincinnati ab r h bi ab r h bi BMiller ss 4 0 0 0 Choo cf 4 0 1 0 Frnkln 2b 4 1 1 1 Cozart ss 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 Seager 3b 3 1 1 0 Votto 1b Ibanez lf 4 0 1 0 Phillips 2b 4 0 1 0 Smoak 1b 4 1 1 2 Bruce rf 4 0 0 0 EnChvz rf 4 0 1 0 Frazier 3b 4 1 1 0 Zunino c 4 0 0 0 Heisey lf 3 0 2 1 Ackley cf 4 0 1 0 Hanign c 3 0 0 0 JSndrs p 2 0 0 0 Arroyo p 2 0 0 0 Furush p 0 0 0 0 Simon p 0 0 0 0 Wlhlms p 0 0 0 0 DRonsn ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 MParr p Chpmn p 0 0 0 0 Totals 33 3 6 3 Totals 33 1 6 1 102 000 000—3 Seattle Cincinnati 000 000 100—1 E—J.Saunders (1), Arroyo (1). DP—Seattle 1. LOB— Seattle 5, Cincinnati 5. 2B—Frazier (15), Heisey 2 (7). HR—Franklin (6), Smoak (7). S—J.Saunders. IP H R ER BB SO Seattle Snders W,7-8 7 6 1 1 0 2 Furbush H,7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Wilhelmsen S 1 Cincinnati Arroyo L,7-7 6 5 3 3 1 6 1 1 0 0 0 2 Simon M.Parra 1 0 0 0 0 1 Chapman 1 0 0 0 0 2 Umpires—Home, Mike Estabrook; First, Jerry Layne; Second, Hunter Wendelstedt; Third, Alan Porter. T—2:33. A—32,669 (42,319). Seattle

MLB Leaders TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—YMolina, St. Louis, .346; Cuddyer, Colorado, .337; Craig, St. Louis, .325; Votto, Cincinnati, .321; Segura, Milwaukee, .317; MCarpenter, St. Louis, .316; CGomez, Milwaukee, .312. RUNS—MCarpenter, St. Louis, 66; CGonzalez, Colorado, 66; Holliday, St. Louis, 63; Votto, Cincinnati, 60; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 58; Choo, Cincinnati, 57; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 56. RBI—Goldschmidt, Arizona, 74; Craig, St. Louis, 69; Phillips, Cincinnati, 64; CGonzalez, Colorado, 63; DBrown, Philadelphia, 62; Bruce, Cincinnati, 59; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 57. HITS—Segura, Milwaukee, 110; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 106;YMolina, St. Louis, 106; Votto, Cincinnati, 106; Craig, St. Louis, 105; GParra, Arizona, 103; CGonzalez, Colorado, 102. DOUBLES—Bruce, Cincinnati, 26; YMolina, St. Louis, 26; GParra, Arizona, 26; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 25; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 25; Rizzo, Chicago, 25; Desmond, Washington, 23; Pollock, Arizona, 23; Posey, San Francisco, 23. TRIPLES—CGomez, Milwaukee, 9; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 8; Segura, Milwaukee, 8; Span, Washington, 7; CGonzalez, Colorado, 6; Hechavarria, Miami, 5; DWright, New York, 5. HOME RUNS—CGonzalez, Colorado, 24; DBrown, Philadelphia, 23; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 22; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 21; Beltran, St. Louis, 19; Bruce, Cincinnati, 18; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 16; Uggla, Atlanta, 16. STOLEN BASES—ECabrera, San Diego, 31; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 27; Segura, Milwaukee, 26; CGomez, Milwaukee, 20; Revere, Philadelphia, 20; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 18; Pierre, Miami, 18. PITCHING—Zimmermann, Washington, 12-3; Lynn, St. Louis, 11-3; Wainwright, St. Louis, 11-5; Corbin, Arizona, 10-1; Lee, Philadelphia, 10-2; Marquis, San Diego, 9-4; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 9-5; SMiller, St. Louis, 9-6; Maholm, Atlanta, 9-7. STRIKEOUTS—Harvey, New York, 141; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 129; Samardzija, Chicago, 123; Latos, Cincinnati, 120; Lee, Philadelphia, 119; Wainwright, St. Louis, 117; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 116. SAVES—Grilli, Pittsburgh, 28; RSoriano, Washington, 24; Mujica, St. Louis, 23; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 23; Romo, San Francisco, 20; Chapman, Cincinnati, 20; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 18. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—MiCabrera, Detroit, .368; Pedroia, Boston, .325; CDavis, Baltimore, .320; Donaldson, Oakland, .319; DOrtiz, Boston, .318; Loney, Tampa Bay, .317; HKendrick, Los Angeles, .315; Trout, Los Angeles, .315. RUNS—MiCabrera, Detroit, 67; CDavis, Baltimore, 63; Bautista, Toronto, 60; AJones, Baltimore, 59; Trout, Los Angeles, 59; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 57; Encarnacion, Toronto, 56. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 90; CDavis, Baltimore, 85; Encarnacion, Toronto, 68; NCruz, Texas, 67; Fielder, Detroit, 66; AJones, Baltimore, 61; DOrtiz, Boston, 61. HITS—MiCabrera, Detroit, 125; Machado, Baltimore, 119; Pedroia, Boston, 111; Trout, Los Angeles, 110; ABeltre, Texas, 107; AJones, Baltimore, 107; Ellsbury, Boston, 106. DOUBLES—Machado, Baltimore, 39; Trout, Los Angeles, 27; CDavis, Baltimore, 26; Mauer, Minnesota, 26; Pedroia, Boston, 24; Seager, Seattle, 24; JCastro, Houston, 23; Donaldson, Oakland, 23; JhPeralta, Detroit, 23. TRIPLES—Ellsbury, Boston, 7; Drew, Boston, 6; Trout, Los Angeles, 6; Gardner, New York, 5; LMartin, Texas, 5; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 4; Kawasaki, Toronto, 4; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 4. HOME RUNS—CDavis, Baltimore, 33; MiCabrera, Detroit, 28; ADunn, Chicago, 23; Encarnacion, Toronto, 23; NCruz, Texas, 22; Ibanez, Seattle, 21; Bautista, Toronto, 20; Cano, New York, 20. STOLEN BASES—Ellsbury, Boston, 36; McLouth, Baltimore, 24; RDavis, Toronto, 22; Altuve, Houston, 21; Kipnis, Cleveland, 20; Trout, Los Angeles, 20; AlRamirez, Chicago, 19. PITCHING—Scherzer, Detroit, 13-0; MMoore, Tampa Bay, 12-3; Colon, Oakland, 11-3; Tillman, Baltimore, 10-3; Masterson, Cleveland, 10-7; Buchholz, Boston, 9-0; Verlander, Detroit, 9-5; Sabathia, New York, 9-6. STRIKEOUTS—Darvish, Texas, 157; Scherzer, Detroit, 139; Masterson, Cleveland, 131; FHernandez, Seattle, 130; Sale, Chicago, 123; Verlander, Detroit, 119; DHolland, Texas, 107; Shields, Kansas City, 107. SAVES—JiJohnson, Baltimore, 30; Nathan, Texas, 29; Rivera, New York, 29; Balfour, Oakland, 22; AReed, Chicago, 22; Frieri, Los Angeles, 21; GHolland, Kansas City, 20; Perkins, Minnesota, 20.

All-Star Rosters Rosters for the MLB All-Star game on Tuesday, July 16 at Citi Field in New York (x-injured, will not play; y-injury replacement): AMERICAN LEAGUE STARTERS Catcher—Joe Mauer, Minnesota First Base—Chris Davis, Baltimore Second Base—Robinson Cano, New York Third Base—Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Shortstop—J.J. Hardy, Baltimore Outfield— Mike Trout, Los Angeles; Adam Jones, Baltimore; Jose Bautista, Toronto Designated Hitter—David Ortiz, Boston RESERVES Catcher—Jason Castro, Houston; Salvador Perez, Kansas City Infielders—Prince Fielder, 1b, Detroit; Jason Kipnis, 2b, Cleveland; Manny Machado, 3b, Baltimore; Dustin Pedroia, 2b, Boston; Jhonny Peralta, ss, Detroit; Ben Zobrist, 2b, Tampa Bay Outfielders—Nelson Cruz, Texas; Alex Gordon, Kansas City, Torrii Hunter, Detroit Designated Hitter—Edwin Encarnacion, Toronto PITCHERS x-Clay Buchholz, Boston; Brett Cecil, Toronto; y-Bartolo Colon, Oakland; x-Jesse Crain, Chicago; Yu Darvish, Texas; Felix Hernandez, Seattle; Hisashi Iwakuma, Seattle; Justin Masterson, Cleveland; Joe Nathan, Texas; yGlen Perkins, Minnesota; Mariano Rivera, New York; Chris Sale, Chicago; Max Scherzer, Detroit; Justin Verlander, Detroit NATIONAL LEAGUE STARTERS Catcher—Yadier Molina, St. Louis First Base—Joey Votto, Cincinnati Second Base—Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Third Base—David Wright, New York Shortstop—Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Outfield—Carlos Beltran, St. Louis; Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado; Bryce Harper, Washington RESERVES Catcher—Buster Posey, San Francisco Infielders—Pedro Alvarez, 3b, Pittsburgh; Everth Cabr-

era, ss, San Diego; Matt Carpenter, 2b, St. Louis; Allen Craig, 1b, St. Louis; Paul Goldschmidt, 1b, Arizona; Marco Scutaro, 2b, San Francisco; Jean Segura, ss, Milwaukee Outfielders—Domonic Brown, Philadelphia; Michael Cuddyer, Colorado; Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee; Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh PITCHERS Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco; Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati; Patrick Corbin, Arizona; Jose Fernandez, Miami; Jason Grilli, Pittsburgh; Matt Harvey, New York; Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles; Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta; Cliff Lee, Philadelphia; Jeff Locke, Pittsburgh; Adam Wainwright, St. Louis; Travis Wood, Chicago; Jordan Zimmermann, Washington.

All-Star Voting All-Star Fan Voting To Be Held Tuesday, July 16 At Citi Field, New York Final Voting AMERICAN LEAGUE FIRST BASEMEN 1. Chris Davis, Orioles, 8,272,243 2. Prince Fielder, Tigers, 4,098,961 3. Albert Pujols Angels 1,487,508 4. Mike Napoli, Red Sox, 1,483,850 5. Mitch Moreland, Rangers, 1,244,794 6. Brandon Moss, Athletics, 826,357 7. Adam Lind, Blue Jays, 804,442 8. Nick Swisher, Indians, 766,851 SECOND BASEMEN 1. Robinson Cano, Yankees, 5,369,141 2. Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox, 3,985,087 3. Ian Kinsler, Rangers, 2,215,371 4. Omar Infante, Tigers, 1,990,625 5. Jose Altuve, Astros, 1,544,090 6. Brian Roberts, Orioles, 1,512,425 7. Howie Kendrick, Angels, 986,695 8. Jason Kipnis, Indians, 964,333 SHORTSTOPS 1. J.J. Hardy, Orioles, 5,283,144 2. Jhonny Peralta, Tigers, 3,267,425 3. Elvis Andrus, Rangers, 2,671,942 4. Jed Lowrie, Athletics, 1,953,896 5. Jose Reyes, Blue Jays, 1,666,812 6. Derek Jeter, Yankees, 1,330,334 7. Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians, 1,212,483 8. Stephen Drew, Red Sox, 1,104,771 CATCHERS 1. Joe Mauer, Twins, 5,443,856 2. Matt Wieters, Orioles, 3,930,638 3. A.J. Pierzynski, Rangers, 1,851,847 4. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Red Sox, 1,757,395 5. Carlos Santana, Indians, 1,661,916 6. J.P. Arencibia, Blue Jays, 1,200,537 7. Jose Molina, Rays, 1,106,406 8. Alex Avila, Tigers, 1,070,400 THIRD BASEMEN 1. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers, 8,013,874 2. Manny Machado, Orioles, 4,101,089 3. Adrian Beltre, Rangers, 2,330,907 4. Evan Longoria, Rays, 1,906,184 5. Josh Donaldson, Athletics, 1,139,931 6. Will Middlebrooks, Red Sox, 882,867 7. Kevin Youkilis, Yankees, 705,425 8. Brett Lawrie, Blue Jays, 575,703 DESIGNATED HITTERS 1. David Ortiz, Red Sox, 6,226,301 2. Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays, 2,585,988 3. Lance Berkman, Rangers, 2,491,474 4. Victor Martinez, Tigers, 1,594,456 5. Mark Trumbo, Angels, 1,585,370 6. Nolan Reimold, Orioles, 1,446,259 7. Mark Reynolds, Indians, 1,329,921 8. Billy Butler, Royals, 954,636 OUTFIELDERS 1. Adam Jones, Orioles, 6,793,577 2. Mike Trout, Angels, 6,771,745 3. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays, 3,999,631 4. Nick Markakis, Orioles, 3,783,189 5. Nate McLouth, Orioles, 3,221,179 6. Nelson Cruz, Rangers, 3,101,804 7. Torii Hunter, Tigers, 3,051,156 8. Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox, 2,587,879 9. Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics, 2,070,966 10. Coco Crisp, Athletics, 1,852,736 11. Alex Gordon, Royals, 1,718,922 12. Austin Jackson, Tigers, 1,668,159 13. Josh Hamilton, Angels, 1,489,456 14. Shane Victorino, Red Sox, 1,484,301 15. Ichiro Suzuki, Yankees, 1,353,022 16. David Murphy, Rangers, 1,178,907 17. Michael Bourn, Indians, 1,148,674 18. Melky Cabrera, Blue Jays, 1,143,293 19. Andy Dirks, Tigers, 1,059,495 20. Brett Gardner, Yankees, 1,045,080 21. Leonys Martin, Rangers, 1,005,385 22. Curtis Granderson, Yankees, 987,441 23. Jonny Gomes, Red Sox, 904,139 24. Josh Reddick, Athletics, 895,841 NATIONAL LEAGUE FIRST BASEMEN 1. Joey Votto, Reds, 5,128,515 2. Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks, 4,269,685 3. Allen Craig, Cardinals, 3,241,131 4. Brandon Belt, Giants, 2,308,043 5. Freddie Freeman, Braves, 2,111,635 6. Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers, 1,799,482 7. Adam LaRoche, Nationals, 1,237,035 8. Ryan Howard, Phillies, 972,241 SHORTSTOPS 1. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies, 5,404,860 2. Brandon Crawford, Giants, 3,036,479 3. Jean Segura, Brewers, 2,715,444 4. Pete Kozma, Cardinals, 2,313,411 5. Andrelton Simmons, Braves, 1,658,187 6. Ian Desmond, Nationals, 1,518,376 7. Hanley Ramirez, Dodgers, 1,373,067 8. Jimmy Rollins, Phillies, 1,204,189 SECOND BASEMEN 1. Brandon Phillips, Reds, 4,799,417 2. Matt Carpenter, Cardinals, 4,337,408 3. Marco Scutaro, Giants, 4,117,815 4. Daniel Murphy, Mets, 2,054,256 5. Chase Utley, Phillies, 1,829,943 6. Dan Uggla, Braves, 1,606,221 7. Aaron Hill, Diamondbacks, 1,239,448 8. Neil Walker, Pirates, 936,072 CATCHERS 1. Yadier Molina, Cardinals, 6,883,258 2. Buster Posey, Giants, 6,474,088 3. John Buck, Mets, 1,747,122 4. Brian McCann, Braves, 1,461,563 5. Miguel Montero, Diamondbacks, 1,316,278 6. Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers, 1,142,182 7. Ryan Hanigan, Reds, 1,078,823 8. Russell Martin, Pirates, 1,061,092 THIRD BASEMEN 1. David Wright, Mets, 6,411,381 2. Pablo Sandoval, Giants, 4,507,219 3. David Freese, Cardinals, 2,989,600 4. Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals, 1,731,962 5. Chris Johnson, Braves, 1,687,795 6. Pedro Alvarez, Pirates, 1,422,112 7. Martin Prado, Diamondbacks, 1,334,435 8. Todd Frazier, Reds, 1,330,238 OUTFIELDERS 1. Carlos Beltran, Cardinals, 6,786,919 2. Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies, 4,214,904 3. Bryce Harper, Nationals, 4,097,009 4. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates, 3,855,928 5. Justin Upton, Braves, 3,678,190 6. Matt Holliday, Cardinals, 3,411,146 7. Hunter Pence, Giants, 3,122,245 8. Ryan Braun, Brewers, 2,729,898 9. Shin-Soo Choo, Reds, 2,637,370 10. Angel Pagan, Giants, 2,568,348 11. Jon Jay, Cardinals, 2,256,623 12. Jay Bruce, Reds, 2,221,272 13. Gregor Blanco, Giants, 2,201,304 14. Carlos Gomez, Brewers, 2,182,381 15. Michael Cuddyer, Rockies, 2,128,524 16. Domonic Brown, Phillies, 1,977,360 17. Jason Heyward, Braves, 1,538,798 18. B.J. Upton, Braves, 1,493,100 19. Norichika Aoki, Brewers, 1,275,283 20. Matt Kemp, Dodgers, 1,234,077 21. Starling Marte, Pirates, 1,157,317 22. Jayson Werth, Nationals, 1,030,155 23. Carl Crawford, Dodgers, 1,000,606 24. Jason Kubel, Diamondbacks, 980,262


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Museum reorganizes amid money woes BY TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Matt von Konrat is animated as he talks about a plant specimen pulled from the vast botanical collection at the Field Museum of Natural History. Documentation shows it was collected in 1996 in a Colombian rainforest and tested for compounds that might be used to treat HIV, AIDS or cancer. “Imagine if you made some amazing drug discovery,” von Konrat says, sweeping an arm toward cabinets holding some of his department’s more than 3 million specimens, including ones collected by famed navigator Capt. James Cook in the 1770s. “You would know exactly where (the plant) came from and its exact identity” so you could find it again. Best known for impressive public displays such as Sue, the towering Tyrannosaurus rex that greets visitors in the lobby of its Lake Michigan campus, the Field Museum’s larger mission always has been behind-the-scenes research on its 25 millionpiece — and growing — collection of birds, mammals, fish, plants, fossils and artifacts. Field scientists travel the globe to retrieve specimens that could produce medicines, document the effects of climate change or explain the secrets of genetics. But the 120-year-old museum, founded during the 1893 World’s Exposition Columbian and named for department store magnate Marshall Field, now is setting the scientific world abuzz for another reason. Faced with almost $170 million in debt, the museum is cutting next year’s research budget 20 percent, including by shrinking its science staff and merging departments. While natural history museums across the U.S. are under pressure to stay relevant to the public, the Field stands out for its financial woes, experts say, and for speculation over whether the problems will affect its future as a preeminent research center. “It’s one of the great natural history museums of the world and has been for a very long time ... but it’s on the verge of not being so important,” said Michael Donohue, curator of the botany department at Yale University’s Peabody Museum. Since the beginning of the year, the museum’s anthropology, botany, geology and zoology departments have been merged into a single unit, and by the end of the year, its science staff likely will have been cut to 152, down from 170 earlier this year. That includes the loss of six of 27 curators, with


In this May 9 photo, Richard Lariviere, president and CEO of Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History, poses with Sue, the towering tyrannosaurus rex that greets visitors to the museum.The museum, one of the world’s pre-eminent research centers with a 25 million-piece collection of plants and animals used to examine everything from genetics to climate change, is facing budget problems that is forcing it to cut research staff. Lariviere says the museum is poised to recover financially within two years. But some scientists say the cuts in its research operations will be significant. two others still considering whether to leave. The museum’s financial problems stem from a decision over a decade ago to issue $90 million in bonds for construction projects that included a subterranean storage center for

much of its collection. The museum’s board assumed it could raise enough money through a capital campaign to keep the museum on solid footing. But when that didn’t happen, it had to begin dipping into its endow-

ment. Finally, in December, the museum announced that it would cut $5 million from its budget — $3 million of that from the science program — and would try to raise its endowment by $100 million.

Richard Lariviere, who took over as Field president in October, said the museum’s troubles, though real, are overstated, and the museum will emerge stronger within two years. “We have financial challenges, but ... we’re in very good shape,” he said. The reorganization, he said, will allow the museum to focus on the most important research and foster more collaboration among scientists, as well as encourage more outside researchers to use the collections. “We want even more people to come than have done in the past.” As an attraction, the Field also will also build visible laboratories where the public can watch and interact with scientists. “I can’t say it’s been a pain-free process, but I think (the changes) are going to be great,” and expand research opportunities, said Corine Vriesendorp, a plant ecologist at the Field. But others say it’s

doubtful the institution can sustain the same level of scientific inquiry or stage the most innovative exhibits. “A good reputation and a good, quality program take decades to build, but it’s taken just six months,” to damage both, said Mark Westneat, a 22-year Field veteran who was chairman of the former zoology department and whose research focuses on threats to coral reefs. “I love this place, but there has been a needless ripping apart and disrespecting what I have loved over the years,” said Westneat, who’s negotiating with a university to move his laboratory there. In the past, Field scientists used a decades-old collection of peregrine falcon eggs to draw a direct correlation between the use of DDT and thinning eggshells, leading to the pesticide’s ban. They’ve helped indigenous communities in Ecuador reclaim land damaged by oil drilling. Donohue, the Peabody curator, said museums and universities rely on each other’s research to make scientific discoveries and advancements. “To suddenly lose (scientists from) an important institution like the Field hurts the overall effort,” including such things as mapping where specimens are found, Donohue said. Carroll Joynes, cofounder of the University of Chicago’s Cultural Policy Center, said all museums must take risks to stay fresh, but the Field took a big financial gamble. “Then if it does not come true, you’re caught in a horrible expense bind,” said Joynes, adding that he believes the museum is now in good hands. The museum says it has identified all of the cuts it needed. The endowment campaign has not yet begun. Lariviere said the Field always will put research first because that’s “why people find us valuable and interesting. Otherwise we’d just be a cabinet of curiosities.”


In this June 12 photo,Christine Niezgoda collections manager for the flowering plant collection in the botany department at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History, shows examples of the museum’s plant collection that includes start to finish specimens of plant material that are used in the making of Panama hats.The museum, one of the world’s pre-eminent research centers, is facing budget problems that is forcing it to cut research staff. †

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