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Pumpkin Pride

For many, the Bradford Pumpkin show means confetti, as this group of youngsters demonstrates following Thursday’s parade of bands and cheerleaders.

New Salvation Army captains make Piqua their new home Will E Sanders

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PIQUA — A mission deeply-rooted in serving others and the community has led a loving couple of two children to the city where they serve the Piqua Salvation Army together. Captains Doug and Bethannie Dolder took over the reins of the city’s Salvation Army at the end of June and in that time said they have enjoyed their time getting to know city residents and working in the

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community — and they look forward to their continued work with area residents. The Dolders met when they were going to the University of Cincinnati in 1991, and four years later in 1995 the couple wed. They now reside in Piqua with their two children, Kate, 13, and Stephen, 11. Doug said he was first exposed to the Salvation Army in 2003 through his church and said he and his wife were heavily influenced to take an active role in the Salvation Army after 9/11. “After 9/11 we decided to change our life plans and God called us into the service,” Doug explained further. In the decade leading up to the Dolders coming to Piqua they worked with the Salvation Army in various parts of the state, including Dayton and Akron, and other parts of the country, including Philadelphia and Springfield, Mass. During that time the Dolders assisted the Salvation Army in many

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A will and a miracle Bethany J. Royer Staff Writer broyer@civitasmedia.com

PIQUA — Early morning sunshine spilled through the windows of a second floor classroom at Piqua Catholic School late last month. A handful of students were playing outside, a tossed ball occasionally passing the glass and catching the attention of those in the room. Those being Cebele Cambron and Tom Zink who were eager to share how they became two of six new educators at the elementary school. Cambron leaned on a classroom desk and Zink pulled up a chair before they spoke on varied teaching experiences. The latter knowledgeable, cordial and somewhat soft-spoken as the tech coordinator and 7th grade religion teacher, and the former eliciting contagious energy for her K-8 Spanish students. Dynamic in personality, the two also share unique commutes, Zink as a long-time resident comes from Springfield and Cambron from Covington, Kentucky, a response that produces immediate surprise. “Yes, I get up at 5, I leave by 6:10 and I’m here by 7:30 to a quarter of 8,” explained Cambron, a 24 year veteran teacher who has traveled and taught around the world. She also lived in Spain for 21 years —where she learned Spanish—

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Piqua Catholic teacher Cebele Cambron works with her students on a recent project.

and also taught in Mexico. Along with her husband, Jason, she is the proud parent of three furbabies —a Bulldog, a miniature pinscher (min-pin) and a miniature min-pin. Previously teaching in Cincinnati, Cambron happened upon the opportunity at Piqua Catholic after she tired of watching music, arts, and foreign language classes being cut in the district and came across three openings for Spanish teachers

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online. The third call asking whether or not an opening was still available proved to be the charm. Zink has a similar story as a graduate and holder of several degrees from Wittenberg University, Wright State, and the University of Dayton. He was last at the seminary in Cincinnati and was not on the look out for something new but states it was See CLASS ACT | Page 2


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Auto-erotic asphyxiation possible in Castro death Andrew Welsh-Huggins AP Legal Affairs Writer

COLUMBUS (AP) — Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro’s death by hanging in his prison cell may not have been suicide after all, but an attempt to choke himself for a sexual thrill, authorities said Thursday. They also said two guards falsified logs documenting the number of times they checked on Castro before he died. The report from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction suggests — but does not conclude — that Castro may have died as the result of auto-erotic asphyxiation, whereby individuals achieve sexual satisfaction while choking themselves into unconsciousness. Castro’s pants and underwear were pulled down to his ankles when he was found Sept. 3 in his cell at a prison reception center south of Columbus, the report said. He had a sheet wrapped around his neck, which was attached to a window hinge, investigators said. Officials also found a Bible open to John Chapters 2 and 3 and pictures of Castro’s family arranged “in a posterboard fashion,” according to the report. Those facts were forwarded to the state highway patrol “for consideration of the possibility of auto-erotic asphyxiation,” the report said. Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Anne Ralston said she could not immediately comment. The Franklin County coroner classified Castro’s death as a suicide last week. Castro did not leave a suicide note and “multiple levels of assessment” did not find tendency toward suicide, the report said. A comprehensive mental health evaluation

found “no evidence of serious mental illness or indications for suicide precautions were present,” according to the report. The day he died, he expressed interest in the possibility he would serve his time segregated from the general prison population. As a result of those facts, no motivation for suicide was found, the state concluded. In court, Castro blamed his problems on an addiction to pornography. At his August sentencing, he described himself as a sex addict. “These people are trying to paint me as a monster,” he said. “I’m not a monster. I’m sick.” A 2004 note by Castro that authorities discovered when searching his house in May alluded to him taking his life in the future. Surveillance video indicates guards did not do at least eight required checks on Castro the afternoon and evening before he died. Two checks were done properly just before Castro hanged himself. Similar allegations of falsified logs have been made against two other guards in the Aug. 4 suicide of a death row inmate just days before his scheduled execution. The Castro report also said an ambulance contracted to provide medical assistance at the prison was significantly late in arriving, but the delay likely didn’t affect the outcome. The report also said staff failed to make sure Castro watched a suicide prevention video when he first arrived in August.

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Malala, Mukegwe, Manning in Nobel peace buzz Mark Lewis Associated Press

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — All we know is this: a record 259 candidates, including 50 organizations, have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this year. With no clues from the judges in Norway, speculation about the front-runners for Friday’s announcement is primarily based on the committee’s previous choices and current events. Here’s a look at some of those getting the most attention: MALALA YOUSAFZAI The Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last October for advocating education for girls is the bookmakers’ favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize this year. Since recovering from her injuries, she has toured the world, becoming a global celebrity. Now 16, she would be the youngest winner of any Nobel. On Thursday, she won the Sakharov Award, the European Parliament’s 50,000-euro ($65,000) human rights award.

Concerns that a Nobel Prize might pile too much pressure on her young shoulders were somewhat assuaged by the mature speech she gave to the U.N. this summer. DR. DENIS MUKWEGE The Congolese surgeon, a powerful advocate for women, has treated thousands of gang-raped women at the Panzi Hospital he set up in Bukavu in 1999. Last year he lashed out at the international community for its inaction on his country’s vicious civil war. The result: He is now hiding in Europe following an assassination attempt last October. Giving him the Nobel could give world attention to the conflict — but it might come too soon after 2011, when two African women and one Yemeni were honored with the peace prize for their work for women’s rights. RUSSIAN ACTIVISTS With the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics around the corner, the Nobel committee could be tempted to shine its spotlight on human rights activ-

ists in Russia. Svetlana Gannushkina and the Memorial rights group she heads have been seen as top candidates for several years. Another potential candidate is Lyudmila Alexeyeva, an 84-year-old former Soviet dissident and a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin’s regime. The committee has broadened its concept of peace work to include things like human rights and climate change, so it could also choose to honor those fighting the anti-gay legislation recently passed in Russia. SISTER MAGGIE GOBRAN The Egyptian computer scientist chucked in her academic career to become a Coptic Christian nun and has been running the Stephen’s Children charity since 1989. The group reaches out across religious boundaries to help the disenfranchised in Cairo’s slums. With the Arab Spring revolutions and politics in Egypt taking a more threatening turn, the committee might seek to

reward someone seen as untainted by sectarianism and violence. Lawmakers in the U.S. and Norway have nominated her. CHELSEA MANNING Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the American soldier convicted of giving classified documents to WikiLeaks in one of the biggest intelligence leaks in U.S. history, is considered an outsider for the award. She is serving 35-year prison sentence for sending more than 700,000 documents to the anti-secrecy website. Awarding her the prize would not go down well with the U.S. government, but the fiercely independent Norwegian Nobel Committee is not afraid of riling powerful nations. Its 2010 peace prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo deeply angered the Chinese government. NSA leaker Edward Snowden is also getting attention in online betting, but that is wasted money. The deadline for nominations was Feb. 1, months before he became known.

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Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached on Twitter at https://twitter.com/awhcolumbus.

Death Notices BERRY-WICKLIFFE TROY — Valorie Sue Berry-Wickliffe, 61, of Troy, passed away Tues., Oct. 1, 2013, at Troy Care Center. A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Richards Chapel United Methodist Church, Troy. Arrangements entrusted to Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy.

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From page 1 different ways, from working with adult rehabilitation centers for those with drug or alcohol addictions to helping opening up a Salvation Army thrift store, specifically the one in Piqua. The Dolders said they were trying to look for something different to do within the Salvation Army, and that’s when they decided to come and serve in Piqua. “We wanted something more communityminded and with community responsibilities,” said Doug, who added he and his wife really enjoy serving Piqua and northern Miami County. “Both my wife and I are from small towns and this is like coming home for us. Piqua is a great community.” Doug also said working with the Salvation Army is something he and his wife were called to do. “I can’t imagine doing anything else,” he said. “This is what we plan to do for the rest of our lives.” So far, the Dolders said one local activity they really enjoy participating in was the summer feeding program and its canteen, which travels throughout the area in

BUNSOLD GREENVILLE — Patsy Ann (Ditmer) Bunsold, 65, of Greenville, passed away Oct. 7, 2013, at the Village Greene in Greenville. Private services will be held at the convienence of the family. Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison

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Garrett Trevino, 8, of Bradford, concentrates as he looks to get in his ride on the mechanical bull at the 85th annual Bradford Pumpkin Show on Thursday.

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Salvation Army Captains Doug and Bethannie Dolder are now in charge of the Piqua Salvation Army.

the summer. “I got exposed to it this year,” Doug said. “Serving the meals and meeting the kids and driving our canteen around town, that’s the most rewarding thing I’ve gotten to do so far.” Doug wanted to remind the community that if anyone wants to volunteer their time with the Salvation Army their time would be greatly appreciated. For those interested, or to learn more about the Piqua Salvation Army, visit their page on Facebook or through www.piqua.salvationarmyohio.org. To contact the Piqua Salvation Army, call (937) 773-7563.

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God’s will that brought him to Piqua. As he happened across an opportunity to teach technology along with religion at the Piqua school. “Most of them are just technology,” Zink said of his former experiences in education, and that being able to teach a combination, while a good opportunity, is also a work in progress by taking ancient history and applying it to modern times, such as teaching the sacraments via power point. “I don’t have a huge amount of resources to draw upon from past experience, so it’s sometimes a challenge,” Zink explained. “(but) they are getting to use the technology while learning about the faith.” Along with teaching at the Piqua Catholic school, and a holding a host of licenses to teach 7th - 12th grade life sciences and chemistry and k-12 computer science, Zink has a draw to sports, too. He is a volunteer crosscountry coach for both girls and boys at Lehman High School in Sidney. “So I’m getting to know that community, as well,” Zink said. For Cambron, originally from New York and having moved to Ohio as a child, her past teaching experiences is what drew her spe-

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Tom Zink works at a computer in his 7th grade classroom at Piqua Catholic School.

cifically to Piqua Catholic. “I was looking for a home,” Cambron said, as she spoke of an unfortunate incident as a former high school teacher where — while attempting to break up a fight between several students— she ended up in the middle and was knocked to the ground. According to Cambron, she injured her knee and head in the altercation, an incident her husband

learned about on television, in what was only the second week of school. So coming to Piqua Catholic for the Spanish teacher has been a Godsend or as she states, “I believe it was a small miracle.” As the morning began to slip away Zink made apologies as Charlotte’s Web was calling in his next class and Cambron’s near-dozen kindergartners began to spill

into her classroom just seconds after the period bell sounded. The ensemble sitting at desks where they feet not even touch the ground as they began their morning singing —in Spanish— on the alphabet and numbers. “I’m grateful to be here, these kids are golden,” said Cambron with a smile. “It’s like a dream and these kids want to learn, they are excited (to learn).”


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Project Appleseed Sunny, pleasantly warm event comes to Piqua

The lovely autumn weather continues with cool mornings and pleasant afternoons.

PIQUA — If you want to learn traditional rifle marksmanship skills and the role they played in America’s founding, register for the Project Appleseed event from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19-20 at the Piqua Fish and Game Association, 9344 N. Spiker Road. Project Appleseed is dedicated to bringing Americans closer to their heritage and passing on the tradition of rifle marksmanship in a fun, safe setting. Youth learn safe firearm handling and the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship, while adults improve and refine

their marksmanship skills. Participants will learn how to shoot rifles from practical field positions such as the prone, sitting, and standing positions. They will learn the techniques that will improve their accuracy so they can place 10 rounds in a postage stamp-sized target posted at 25 yards without using extra support such as a bench or sandbags. Registration fees to attend both days are $80 for men, $40 for women and $20 for youth under 18. One child attending with a parent will be admitted for free,

as will re-enactors in period dress. Also admitted free: Active and reserve military, National Guard, peace officers and disabled with I.D.; re-enactors in period dress; and elected officials with proof. Participants can also attend for one day at reduced rates. There is a $10 range fee for this event. Participants supply their own rifles and ammunition. To register online or by mail, visit http://appleseedusa.org and select “Register Now.” For more information, email OH@Appleseedinfo. org.

Celebrate fall at Johnston Farm on Saturday

PIQUA — Celebrate fall at Johnston Farm from 12-5 p.m. Saturday. The General Harrison of Piqua will make its two final public trips of the 2013 season at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. For visitors who prefer dry land, a 4 p.m. hayride will cover the same area, but along the towpath. Visitors are also invited to join the staff and volunteers of the Johnston Fram & Indian Agency in a variety of activities and demonstrations that help celebrate the fall

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season. The day will center around the home of John Johnston and his family. Leave time in the day for a costumed guided tour of the Johnston home as well as a visit to the Indian and Canal Museum. Admission is $8/adults, $4/students 6-12, free Johnston Farm Friends, Ohio Historical Society members, and children 5 and under. AAA and Senior discounts honored.

Yoga classes to start at YWCA the attainment of a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility and the ultimate improvement of one’s health,” said Nardechia. T h ro u g h o u t the class, a variety of asanas (postures), will be taught and practiced, some of which are seated, while others are standing.

Police Reports Compiled by Will E Sanders

Oct. 7

Welfare check: An elderly woman wearing a red and grey sweatshirt and blue jeans was going door to door in the 400 block of Downing Street begging for money. The subject appeared to have a mental health issue. The area was checked, but police could not locate the woman. Criminal damage: An employee with the city’s parks division reported to police that there was property damage at Lock 9 Park. Disturbance: Several males in the area of the Mote Park Community Center, 635 Gordon Street, were getting ready to fight. They were gone upon the arrival of police. Telephone harassment: Police responded to the 800 block of Cottage Avenue after a complainant received unwanted calls and texts from an unknown female. Suspicious person: Police responded to the area of Starfuel, 5580 County Road 25-A, after a male subject was walking, yelling and throwing things at passing motorists. The man denied the allegations. Theft: Police responded to Hartzell Fan, 910 S. Downing St., after property from a storage area was stolen. Police have no suspects at this time. Criminal damage: Police responded to Pitsenbarger Park, 1501 South Street, after freshly poured concrete near the skate park was damaged. Menacing: Police responded to the intersection of McKinely Avenue and West Grant Street after a juvenile menaced another juvenile with a knife. The suspect juvenile was charged with menacing. Suspicious priority: Police responded to the 600 block of South Main Street after a vehicle was keyed. A suspect’s name was given to police.

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Disturbance: Police responded to the Budget Inn, 902 Scot Drive, after a boyfriend and a girlfriend got into a fight over another girl. Disturbance: Police responded to the 400 block of Cleveland Street after a mother advised her adult son was pounding on her bedroom door. The son was advised to stop and go to sleep. Assault: Police responded to the Piqua High School, 1 Indian Trails, after a fight at the school was reported. A female student had been assaulted by another female student, who was charged. Theft: A resident who lives in the 1600 block of Troy-Urbana Road reported that several brass headstone markers were stolen and requested extra checks at the Forest Hill Cemetery, 8660 N. State Route. Civil dispute: Police responded to Gerlach Flowers by Sharon, 1501 Washington Ave., after a customer became upset with the flowers she had purchased and the price that was charged. Theft: Police responded to the Piqua Senior Apartments, 316 N. College St., after medication was stolen from a vehicle. Assist citizen: Police responded to Walmart, 1300 E. Ash St., after an infant was locked in a vehicle accidentally. Burglary: Police responded to the 400 block of Gordon Street after a home was entered and a gaming console was stolen.

A c c o rd i n g to Nardechia,“The st anding postures help us with balance which becomes increasingly important as we get older.” For more information on class fees or registration, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., call 773-6626, or e -mail info@ywcapiqua.com.

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The Korean War Veterans Association recently installed the following officers, left to right: Dale Snyder, treasurer; Kenneth Williamson, vice president; Ben Hiser, president; Donald Earnest, executive board; Robert Morgan, secretary. Absent from the photo is Chaplain Harvey Zimmerman.

TROY — The Miami Valley Veterans Veterans Museum will be changing to its fall operating Museum hours immediately. The new are as follows: sets fall hours Tuesday: 1-4 p.m. hours p.m.Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 1

Saturday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and changing to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Nov. 1 The first Wednesday of the month, Veterans Coffee, will still be from 9-11 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the Masonic Lodge in the Dining room.

Fall Farm Fest set for weekend TROY — Looking for something to do to kickoff the fall season? Look no further than Lost Creek Reserve located at 2385 E. State Route 41. The 456-acre park is the setting for Miami County Park District’s fifth annual Fall Farm Fest. On Saturday and Sunday, the historic Knoop Homestead at the Reserve will be transform into a hub of activity for thousands of people who attend. “This festival is a celebration of the agricultural heritage of Miami County,” said J. Scott Myers, executive director of the Miami County Park District. “Fall Farm Fest is one of those home town events that adds to the high quality of life in Miami County,” Myers said. “Thanks to the support of generous sponsors and our levy, we are able to offer this family friendly event to the public free of charge.” The festival offers a 6-acre corn maze, corn cannon, music, food, wagon rides, a scarecrow contest, children’s games, demonstrations, vendors, display booths, farm animals, Kiddie Tractor Pulls, a pumpkin patch, children’s crafts and more. A highlight of the festival each year is the corn maze where visitors are able to experience the adventure of finding their way through its twists and turns. This year’s design is a traditional

maze with a scarecrow in the center. According to Myers, it is the most challenging one they have ever offered. “The designers added a midway exit for those who couldn’t navigate the full maze,” he said. In addition to being open during Fall Farm Fest and Halloween Weekend, the corn maze is available for private rentals during the month of October. Guests can take a wagon ride down a charming farm lane lined with scarecrows that are part of an annual contest where local businesses show their talent and creativity by entering a scarecrow. Last year there were over 35 in the contest. Visitors are invited to vote for winners in several different categories such as funniest, best of show, best commercial and best noncommercial. The team that builds the winning scarecrow receives a free hour of corn maze rental. Traditional children’s activities will also be available. “We have old fashioned games and crafts. Kids especially love the pony rides, rope making and pumpkin painting,” said Tama Cassidy, assistant director of environmental education for the Miami County Park District. Another big hit each year is a Kiddie Tractor Pull sponsored by Koenig Equipment where children can compete for trophies. A must see at the

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“Take heed to yourselves: If your brother trespass against you, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to you, saying, I repent; you shall forgive him.” (Luke 17:3-4 AKJV)

Mother of the Munchkins

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Yes, Virginia, there is no clause DEAR EDITOR: I am 12 years old. -V Some of my friends say that there is VIRGINIA: The Founding Fathers no longer majority rule in America. My set up a census every ten years to track father says yes there is, that there is a the population growth and re-draw the clause in the Constitution that makes it congressional districts to correspond to so. But my school teacher told me that the changes. This is done by the state there is no clause. Please tell me the party that is in power at the time. This truth. Is there a clause? has always been a problem because the -VIRGINIA HANLON party that is in power always wants DEAR VIRGINIA: I just now reread to map the districts to favor its own the Constitution, Virginia. Your teach- party. But with the modern computers er is right. Yes, there is no and sophisticated programs clause. But your little friends to map entire populations and are still wrong. The majority their voting history, age, etc., still rules in this great land. districts can now be designed You see we in America live to make them completely safe in a democracy and the very for the party in power in that definition of a democracy is state. that the majority of its citiNow don’t tell your father. zens shall rule. But I think if the Founding -EDITOR. Fathers would have known DEAR EDITOR: My about computers they would jack robinson friends still say that the majorhave changed this. ity no longer rules. They say Let me add that both parColumnist that only 21 states can block ties are guilty of this. But any legislation from being passed in Johnny is right, it does lead to the our Senate. That if you take the sena- majority not necessarily ruling. tors from southern and western states But, young woman, we still have the with low populations it would take only vote. We Americans still have the vote. 41 of our 100 senators to reach the 41 -ED percent for a filibuster which can comEDITOR: I have talked to my teacher pletely stop anything from being passed and she says that we can’t say that the there. And that these senators represent majority really does rule in America only 11 percent of American citizens. by vote. Some of the things Ms. Shook Eleven percent! Editor, please tell me has told me has really shaken my belief this isn’t true. My dad just tells me to in America. For instance she says that look in the Constitution. only 58 percent of the people voted in -VIRGINIA the last general election and 41 percent VIRGINIA: I’m sorry, Virginia. But voted in last year’s off-year elections. to my surprise, I found your friends Less than 20 percent usually vote in were right about the Senate. I added the primary elections which means that up the populations, and darn those about 11 percent of the people can little guys were right. But your friends control who is nominated. She said are still wrong about overall majority that because so few people vote in the rule. Our Founding Fathers took every- primaries a small, radical, well-financed thing into consideration. They made group can threaten the House members the Senate with two senators to repre- to toe the line or get voted out by sent each individual state’s interests but their own party. She said that the Tea the House of Representatives which is Party is doing this right now and that based on our population represents all polls show they are less than 8% of the citizens equally. population. Yet the whole country is -ED shut down because of these few people’s EDITOR: I’m sorry but my friend demands. Eight percent? Johnny won’t leave me alone. He says Tell me this isn’t true! I am afraid to that by gerrymandering (what is this?) ask father. and then by using new computer pro-V grams the state governments can conVIRGINIA: I think it would be best struct congressional districts so they for you to stop talking to Johnny and can increase their party’s congressmen. your teacher. And I cannot keep answerThat in this last election the Democrats ing your questions without depresshad one and a half million more people ing you, and quite frankly, depressing vote for their congressmen than for myself, so please quit texting me. Republicans but it ended up that they -ED are now still outnumbered in the house EDITOR: I had a long talk with 232 to 200. Is he lying to me? Daddy Daddy. Next year I am being homesays that we just need to follow the schooled. Constitution. -V

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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Public officials can be contacted through the following addresses and telephone numbers: n Lucy Fess, mayor, 5th Ward Commissioner, warD5comm@piquaoh.org, 773-7929 (home) n John Martin, 1st Ward Commissioner, ward1comm@piquaoh.org, 937-570-4063 n William Vogt, 2nd Ward Commissioner, ward2comm@piquaoh.org, 773-8217 n Joe Wilson, 3rd Ward Commissioner, ward3comm@piquaoh. org, 778-0390 n Judy Terry, 4th Ward Commissioner, ward4comm@piquaoh. org, 773-3189 n City Manager Gary Huff, ghuff@piquaoh.org, 778-2051

n Miami County Commissioners: John “Bud” O’Brien, Jack Evans and Richard Cultice, 201 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373 440-5910; commissioners@co-miami.oh.us n John R. Kasich, Ohio governor, Vern Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 644-0813, Fax: (614) 466-9354 n State Sen. Bill Beagle, 5th District, Ohio Senate, First Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215; (614) 466-6247; e-mail: SD05@sen. state.oh.us n 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; district79@ohr.state.oh.us n Jon Husted, Secretary of State, 180 E. Broad St. 15th floor, Columbus, OH 53266-0418 (877) 767-6446, (614) 466-2655

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BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) — Republican Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick had been expected to face a tough re-election fight. Then he sided with GOP leadership and a tea party insisting that a federal spending plan to keep the government open must delay or defund President Barack Obama’s health care law. Now, with the partial government shutdown stretching into its second week, Fitzpatrick’s bid for a second term may be growing even more challenging. Voters in his suburban Philadelphia district talk of a widening sense of disappointment with their two-term congressman, while Democrats across Pennsylvania and other states claim new momentum in their quest to take back the House majority next fall “It would have been nice for him to make a decision that wasn’t based on party,” says Daryl Curtis, who for two decades has run a barber shop along Bristol’s sleepy main drag. For the GOP, the stakes in places like Bristol are high. The fight for control of the House likely will be won and lost in suburban swing districts where most voters favor political moderation and independence over party ideology. Republican success in hanging onto these districts will depend, in part, on how well they explain the shutdown to weary voters — and how long it lasts. That’s putting new pressure on Republican moderates who represent such districts, Fitzpatrick included. After weeks of trying to balance the wishes of his moderate district and House conservatives, he sided with most congressional Republicans in refusing to approve a measure that would have kept the government operating because it also would have continued to pay for the health care law. Democrats, who control the White House and the Senate, refused to delay or destroy the landmark health care law. The impasse resulted in the government shutdown. One of Fitzpatrick’s Democratic opponents, former Army Ranger Kevin Strouse, has used the shutdown to try to paint the congressman as too conservative for the district. “The House of Representatives has caved to the tea party. And that includes Congressman Fitzpatrick,” Strouse told a handful of reporters at a mall park in downtown Bristol last week. With the shutdown in its 10th day, Fitzpatrick — like many of his GOP colleagues across the country — now says he would support a spending bill regardless of whether it funds the health care law. And like Republicans in swingvoting districts elsewhere, he’s downplaying his initial votes that led to the shutdown, offering a distinctly moderate tone when asked about the continuing crisis. “I was sent to Washington to solve problems and make government work, not shut it down,” Fitzpatrick said. “It’s us in the radical middle who are finding solutions to get the government running. That means even on the tough issues it’s important to work with members of both parties.”

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Kid stars of ‘Mister & Pete’ show impressive range Jessica Herndon AP Film Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When working with spirited child actors, directors often keep a few tricks up their sleeves. For George Tillman Jr., directing 14-year-old Skylan Brooks and 11-year-old Ethan Dizon, the stars of the new coming-of-age drama “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete,” meant encouraging them to match young Quvenzhane Wallis’ Oscar-nominated performance in “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” “I told them that is how good I wanted them to be,” said Tillman in a recent interview. “That was the standard and they really met it head-on.” Starring alongside Jennifer Hudson, Anthony Mackie, Jeffrey Wright and Jordin Sparks, the young actors offer emotional portrayals of Mister and Pete, two boys forsaken by their drug-addict mothers and left to fend for themselves through a sweltering summer in New York City. “I got lost in the role,” says Skylan between sips of lemon-

ade while sitting with Ethan on the patio of a westside cafe. “Ethan and I had such a strong connection during the crying scenes that we made other people on set cry. I didn’t think I would ever be able to do that. That was life changing.” Evoking the emotions of helpless kids running out of options was something Tillman knew both youths would be capable of in “Mister & Pete,” which opens Friday. “During the audition process, they could really express themselves not only through dialogue, but through their behavior,” says Tillman. “Ethan’s eyes say it all.” But Tillman did wonder if the Los Angeles natives would successfully embody underprivileged New York kids. To prepare for the roles, the actors spent four weeks on the East Coast and met kids growing up in Brooklyn’s housing projects whose lives mirrored their characters. “It was an eye-opener,” says Skylan. “You learn to be more grateful.” Upon working with the young actors, Hudson, who is painfully convincing as a heroin addict in the film, was impressed with

Taylor Swift sets songwriting record NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift has set a record with the Nashville Songwriters Association International. The organization announced Tuesday that it would name Swift as its songwriter/ artist of the year. This is her sixth Swift win, beating out five-time winners Vince Gill and Alan Jackson. The award recognizes Nashville acts that have

achieved Top 30 singles. Swift has released 14 Top 30 songs from July 2012 through June 2013. She’s also the youngest artist to win the honor. Her six awards will be displayed at the Taylor Swift Education Center, which opens Saturday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The 23-yearold singer donated $4 million to the center.

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not only how they handled their heavy workload — they each appear in over 160 scenes — but how they connected to the material. “I felt like I got to learn from them,” she says. “It didn’t seem like their first time around. They seemed very focused and intuitive.” Both comfortable in front of the camera, Skylan appeared in 2010’s “Our Family Wedding” and on hit TV shows like “iCarly,” while Ethan has been cast on series such as “How I Met Your Mother” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” But this is the first time both have had leading roles. “They hold the movie together,” says “Mister & Pete” executive producer Alicia Keys, who also scored the film. To help endure the eighthour shooting days, Skylan took his younger co-star under his wing, helping him stay on target between takes. “We’d play games like rock, paper, scissors to keep our energy up,” Skylan recalls. But when it came time to shoot his first kissing scene with Sparks, it was Skylan who needed a dose of moxie. “We did 12 takes,” he admits, his

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This photo released by Lions Gate Entertainment, Inc., shows Skylan Brooks, right, as Mister and Ethan Dizon as Pete in a scene from the film, “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete.” Starring with Jennifer Hudson, Anthony Mackie, Jeffrey Wright and Jordin Sparks, the young actors offer moving portrayals of Mister and Pete, two boys forsaken by their drug addict mothers and left to fend for themselves through a sweltering summer. The film releases today.

head down as he tries to hide the fact that he’s blushing. “He still gets nervous when he sees her!” teases Ethan. Back at school, the boys are the envy of their friends. “People don’t realize how hard it is to be an actor,” says Ethan. “We get rejected every day.” But as “Beasts of the Southern Wild” did for Quvenzhane Wallis — she appears in the upcoming “12 Years a Slave” and will star in the remake of

“Annie” — the performances of Skylan and Ethan in “Mister & Pete” could line them up for their own Oscar attention. But that seems to be the furthest thing from their minds. “I don’t love acting because of the money or popularity,” Ethan declares. Nodding, Skylan adds, “If there is something else out there for me other than acting, I’ll definitely find it. But you always have to give it one more go.”

Will.i.am on producing for Spears, Gaga and Cyrus Mesfin Fekadu AP Music Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Will.i.am says his heart is connected to Britney Spears’ upcoming album. He’s the executive producer of the pop star’s untitled eighth album, to be released Dec. 3. “This Britney record is like a piece of me, no pun intended!” will.i.am said, referring to Spears’ 2007 single, “Piece of Me.” “I appreciate Britney — how she is as a person, all that she’s accomplished, how down to Earth and humble she is, sweet, but at the same time fierce. She don’t play. She wants to win.” Spears’ will.i.am-produced first single, “Work B—tch,” is currently No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. They recently collaborated on the hit “Scream & Shout.” “It’s really fresh. I’m really pas-

sionate about this Britney record,” he added in an interview Thursday. “I’m a music-aholic, so when it comes to … my appreciation for people’s passions, and when I collaborate or contribute or consult … I can’t separate myself.” The Black Eyed Peas leader also called the song he’s producing for Lady Gaga “fresh.” He was tightlipped about the singer and her “ARTPOP” album, to be released Nov. 11. “It’s really good. Really good,” he said of her new music. “I loved Lady Gaga even before I worked with her, and I love her even more now.” Will.i.am — who has produced for Justin Timberlake, John Legend, Nas and Usher — also produced the song “Do My Thang” for Miley Cyrus’ album “Bangerz,” which was released this week. “It was fun doing that song with

Photo by Charles Sykes, Invision | AP Photo

Will.i.am announces the nominees for the American Music Awards on Thursday in New York. Will.i.am is executive producing the Britney Spears’ eighth album. The untitled album does not have a release date.

her,” he said before singing some of the song’s lyrics. “I love the whole freakin’ thing.”

Nice guys won’t get far without good table manners Dear Abby: I have ners. I’m worried that acquired two teen- when they eventually age stepsons. They go out into the world, are good young men, they’ll be perceived as mature, responsible, having no class when active in community they are actually nice service and good in young men. Their ignoschool and sports. rance of table My challenge is manners could their table mancost them relaners. They were tionships, jobs never taught any! and promotions. They use their What to do? — utensils like shop San Antonio tools, lifting food Stepdad using fork and Dear Stepdad: knife together Dear Abby Your wife may to transfer huge Abigail Van have felt she was Buren bites from plate teaching her sons to mouth. They more important use a bread knife to lessons than table mancut a pancake as if it ners; things like characwere a tough steak. ter and responsibility. They slouch over the However, you have a table to get their faces point. People DO make as near the plate as negative judgments possible, while leaning about people who have on the table with one poor table manners — or both elbows. They and it could be detdon’t know where to rimental to them in place cutlery when set- the future. That’s why ting the table, and have you should discuss this their napkins in their with their mother, if lap only if a restaurant you haven’t already, server discreetly places and enlist her help in it there. talking to the boys in a Their mother shows nonconfrontational way no concern about and explaining your their uncouth man- concern. In the inter-

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est of your relationship with them, this must not seem like you are critical of them, nor should it turn into an adversarial situation or it could have a negative impact on your marriage. If it is to succeed, there must be cooperation from everyone. Dear Abby: I am almost 30, and when we have family get-togethers several times a year, it seems like they make a point to leave me out of pictures. My mom and sister lost quite a bit of weight recently, and my brothers and cousins are attractive people. It seems like they’re trying to keep the “fat one” out of the photo, and it hurts my feelings. Recently, a cousin came into town and made copies of two excellent pictures of my mom and sister and posted them online. Again, I was not included. What should I do? I am depressive anyway, and these obvious oversights are upset-

ting me. —Left Out in Tennessee Dear Left Out: Talk with your mother and sister to confirm if what you suspect is happening is true. It’s possible your mother and sister are so proud of their weight loss they want to show it off. (There are ways to pose family members in photographs so their weight isn’t apparent.) As to the visiting cousin, there may be such a marked change in their appearance that he/she thought it was worth posting on the Internet. A problem with depression is that quietly brooding solves nothing, and it often causes people to overeat. Because your depression is chronic, please consider discussing it with your health care provider because interventions are available. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Youth sports organizations team up on concussions Eric Olson

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Some of the nation’s largest youth sports organizations are forming an alliance to address concussions. The National Sports Concussion Coalition will partner with concussion experts and athletic medicine professionals to establish best practices for diagnosing and treating young athletes. Coalition members also will, among other things, share findings from their sport-specific concussion research, pool financial resources for joint studies and coordinate outreach programs to educate athletes and parents about concussions. “As is often the case, you’re stronger collectively than individually,” US Lacrosse chief executive Steve Stenersen said Sunday. “There is understandable concern about this injury nationally. We want to make sure that concern is appropriately addressed but doesn’t

dissuade kids from playing sports.” Coalition members are the National Council of Youth Sports, Pop Warner Little Scholars, Sports Concussion Institute, US Lacrosse, US Youth Soccer, USA Hockey, American College of Sports Medicine, Amateur Softball Association/USA Softball, USA Basketball, USA Football and the Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention. Coalition partners are the NCAA, NFL, NFL Players Association and National Football Foundation. The coalition started discussions earlier this year and held a planning session in September. Organizers said its underlying purpose is to enhance participation in sports by providing a safer playing environment. Organizers said representatives of the coalition and its partners

would meet regularly. Tony Strickland, who heads the Sports Concussion Institute, said as many as 60 million U.S. youngsters play sports. He said it’s nearly impossible to determine how many sustain concussions because many go undiagnosed. The number of sportsand recreation-related emergency room visits for traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, was estimated at 248,418 for people ages 10-19 in 2009, the most recent year data was available, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall there were about 2.6 million sports injuries treated in ERs for that age group. Strickland said youth sports have never been safer. He attributes that to growing awareness about the dangers of concussions, better methods of diagnosing and treat-

ing concussions and state laws that mandate a young athlete not be allowed to return to play until he or she is cleared by a medical professional. For as much progress that has been made, Strickland said, a lot remains unknown about the effects of concussions on all people but especially youngsters. Pop Warner Football executive director Jon Butler said his organization has conducted its own studies on concussions and, as a result, altered rules governing the amount of contact allowed in practices. Butler said he’s certain the other youth sports organizations would value Pop Warner’s research, just as he would value theirs. “ The coalition,” he said, “will take the research and basically be a library or depository where we can compare notes and establish best practices.”

6. Get the bags packed through difficult probearly. Pack book bags at lems. 3. Set the stage. Create night. This gives kids the a designated homework opportunity to ensure spot that contains all that all homework is in the necessary supplies. their backpacks, ready to go back It should be to school. spacious, Homework well-lit, that’s comand quiet. p l e t e d Discourage but not at the practice school, is of watching an unfortuTV during nate occurhomework rence that time. may result 4. Provide Keeping It Real in unpleasre s o u rc e s . ant conseBooks, magHolly McElwee quences. azines, art 7. Communicate with supplies, and Internet access can all be neces- teachers. Whether it’s sary homework resourc- checking online grade es. Make these available books or making the occasional phone call or and plentiful. 5. Set a routine. Make e-mail, be sure to track a routine timeframe for your child’s progress. accomplishing home- Pose questions to the work. Whether it’s imme- teacher in a thoughtful diately after school, or manner. 8. Encourage reading. later in the evening, set a regular schedule for On the nights where when homework is to be your child doesn’t have homework, use the regfinished.

ularly scheduled homework time to encourage silent reading. The reading doesn’t even have to be a book. Magazines, newspapers, and comic books qualify as reading, so stock your house with plenty of literary options. 9. Unplug. Keep electronics use to a minimum, unless these devices are used for homework or reading purposes. Encourage exercise, reading, or other creative brain-building options in place of excessive television or video game playing. Make homework a priority in your household. Be a supporter, encourager, and assistant, but require the kids to shoulder the responsibility for their own learning. You’ll instill healthy work habits that will benefit them for a lifetime.

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If your children struggle with completing homework, make it an easier task by implementing a few easy homework strategies to make the time less stressful and more productive. 1. It is the kids’ responsibility to complete homework. It was assigned to the kids, not to the parents, so make it their job to get it done. The earlier you implement this mindset, the easier it will be as your kids work their way through school. You’ll know if it’s’ done or not because you’ll be able to check online to monitor their grades. 2. Offer assistance, but require the children do the work. Parents should help occasionally, but the bulk of the work should be tackled by the child. It’s okay for kids to be frustrated. Allow children the opportunity to problem solve and use their resources to work

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TB probe widens in Vegas after mom, baby deaths Michelle Rindels Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Health officials urged tuberculosis testing for hundreds of babies, family members and staff who were at a Las Vegas neonatal intensive care unit this past summer, saying they want to take extra precautions after the death of a mother and her twin babies and the infection of more than 26 people. Authorities with the Southern Nevada Health District said Tuesday that they’re working to contact parents of about 140 babies who were at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center’s NICU unit between mid-May and mid-August, and have set up a temporary clinic to test them. Tests of hospital staff and friends and family of the mother have revealed 26 TB infections, although most of those cases are latent — meaning patients don’t show symptoms and aren’t contagious. All 26 are being treated, according to health district spokeswoman Stephanie Bethel. It’s unlikely that the babies who may have been exposed will come down with the disease, according to Dr. Joe Iser, the health district’s chief medical officer, but officials want to do widespread testing “through an abundance of caution.” “It’s safer to expand the investigation,” Iser said. Health officials think the woman contracted TB through an unpasteurized dairy product from Latin America, Iser said. The 25-year-old mother then gave birth to extremely premature babies in the Las Vegas area in early May. One baby, 3-week-old Emma White, died June 1 of respiratory failure and extreme prematurity, according to the Clark County coroner. She was never tested for TB. The mother, who had been sick before and after the birth, was eventually admitted to a Las Vegas hospital, and later transferred to a Southern California hospital “for a higher level of care,” according to an Aug. 22 report from the health district. The mother died in California and her name was unavailable. An autopsy

showed she had tuberculosis meningitis. The second baby, Abigail White, was tested for TB and treated, but she succumbed to the disease at Summerlin Hospital on Aug. 1. The delayed diagnosis may have come because the disease is relatively rare in the U.S. “TB can be very subtle, particularly as many doctors have not had much experience with TB these days,” said Dr. William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Families who had babies in the NICU were first informed of the investigation in August, but it wasn’t until this week that the health district has urged them to get tested. Before that, health officials tested more than 200 hospital staff members and 69 close family and friends. “We did a full contact investigation and that helped us to determine her movements during the time she was not hospitalized but likely infectious, and we’ve followed up with all the contacts we know,” Iser said. Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assisted with the probe up until last week, Bethel said. It wasn’t immediately clear whether their investigation has been affected by the government shutdown. TB can be fatal if not properly treated. The CDC counted 569 TB deaths in the U.S. in 2010, the most recent year for which data is available. The illness is spread through the air when a sick person coughs, sneezes or speaks. Symptoms include coughing, chest pain, fever and fatigue. Schaffner said dairy cattle can sometimes carry the disease and then pass it along through unpasteurized milk, but he contends that’s extremely rare, especially in the U.S. Virtually all cases are transferred from person to person, he said, and TB occurs far more often in people who were born overseas. The number of U.S. TB cases has been on a steady decline since a resurgence in 1992, and in 2012 reached the lowest level since national reporting began in 1953.

‘Because I said so’ still works Q: My 5-year-old daugh- get her to agree with your ter has developed a bad explanation; third, she habit of arguing with me throws down the proverwhenever I refuse her bial gauntlet and you pick something, anything. it up. I’ll take each of Believe me when I tell you these in turn. she is relentless. She will Explanations invite continue to argue until I pushback, and pushback put her in her room, but is argument. When your as soon as I let her out, daughter asks for someshe starts thing, it’s up again. one thing to I shared simply say this with “No.” It’s a therapist quite anothfriend who er to go on told me that and on about my daughwhy you are ter is trying saying “No.” to manipuYou tell your late me, to d a u g h t e r, Living With Children control the for example, relationship. that you’re John Rosemond She said to not going to just continue putting her buy her a new Princess in her room whenever it Fantastic doll because happens and it will even- she has enough of them tually stop. Do you agree? already and they cost A: Since you are not in too much anyway. Your a formal relationship with daughter responds with this therapist, since she’s a rebuttal, as in, “But a friend, I can answer Mom, I only have five your question: No, I most and besides, this is the definitely do not agree. one everyone’s been waitAt age 5, your daughter’s ing for and all my friends brain has not developed are getting it and besides, the ability to consciously, it doesn’t cost nearly as with malice aforethought, much as that new washmanipulate someone. ing machine you and Dad That very sociopathic bought last week.” ability does not develop, You then tell your on average, until age 12 daughter that the fact or so. that everyone is getting Your daughter is argu- the new doll isn’t reaing with you for the same son enough to pay that three reasons all children much money for it and, argue with their parents: yes, five is enough, and First, you explain your- where the new washing self; second, you try to machine is concerned,

that was something the family needed, not something you simply wanted. And your daughter comes back with…and the game is on. Your objective in this game of back-and-forth is to get your daughter to say what no child has ever said: “Wow Mom! When you explain yourself like that I can’t help but agree with you! Of course I don’t need another Princess Fantastic doll, and of course need and want are two entirely different things, and of course I have enough dolls as it is. Thank you, Mom, for taking the time to help me understand all of this. You’re a really super Mom!” Now, that’s pretty silly of you, isn’t it? Lastly, you said your daughter has a bad habit of arguing with you. I disagree. It’s YOU who has the bad habit of picking up the gauntlet whenever she throws it down. The way to not pick up the gauntlet is to (1) say “No” and nothing more; (2) when your daughter demands to know why or why not, say, “Because I said so.” And then (3) turn around and walk away, leaving your daughter to stew in her own juices. Our greatgrandmothers were on to something, you know. Family psychologist John Rosemond answers parents’ questions on his web site at www.rosemond.com.


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Americans voice anger, frustration in stalemate Sharon Cohen AP National Writer

The regular book study group at the Rev. Tim Ahrens’ church in middle America always ends with a prayer — most deeply personal, often about a family or friend’s illness. But after one recent meeting, the members held hands in a circle and turned to something far different. “All they wanted to pray about is the government … and that cooler heads will prevail,” says Ahrens, pastor of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Columbus, Ohio. “It speaks to the fact that this is deep in the hearts of the people. There’s just a huge concern about the tenor of who we are and how we conduct the business of the country.” With the government shutdown in its second week and a possible default just days away, many Americans view this epic political clash with frustration, anger and a stoic, here-we-go-again acceptance: They don’t like what they see, don’t agree on who’s to blame and aren’t sure what would be the best solution. But they hope that someone — anyone — comes up with a way out of the mess. “The bottom line is there’s a logjam that’s ideological and idiotic,” Ahrens says. “What’s happening is awful. What we see is an inability for people to work together and communicate. There’s no excuse for that.” The red-blue divide has become deeper and more ominous in recent weeks as the two parties have bickered their way closer to possible economic disaster. The White House and Democrats have opposed efforts to defund or delay the 3-year-old health care law, and President Barack Obama has vowed not to negotiate over increasing the federal borrowing authority, which would allow the U.S. to continue to pay its bills and avoid a potential government default. House Speaker John Boehner has insisted the president must negotiate on changes to health care and spending cuts to end the shutdown and raise the debt limit, though says he’s not “drawing lines in the sand.” It’s all very exasperating to Freda Wilhite, a 75-year-old retired restaurant manager. “I blame it on all of them,” she says, sitting in a leather armchair in the lobby of the Capital Towers seniorliving building in Raleigh, N.C. “I think Obama is being kind of crappy about it. But I also think the Senate or the Congress, whoever it is, is being just as crappy for not trying to reach an agreement — do ANYTHING — to keep the government going.” Asked which side should give in, Wilhite threw up her hands. “Lord, I don’t know,” she says.

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Vicki Maturo, of Culver City, Calif., protests against the government shutdown which started a day earlier, outside the federal building in Los Angeles on Oct. 2, 2013. An Associated Press-GfK poll conducted Oct. 3-7, 2013, held Republicans more responsible for the gridlock, with 62 percent mainly blaming the GOP for the shutdown. In contrast, 52 percent believed the president isn’t doing enough to cooperate with the Republicans, according to the survey. The poll also said 82 percent of Democrats see the shutdown as a major problem for the country, compared with 58 percent of Republicans and 57 percent of independents.

“Somebody should give a little and somebody should give a little more. I don’t know how to fix it. I just know I don’t like it.” Neither does Ivan Nelson, a thirdgeneration central Illinois farmer. “It make me angry, but the worst part of it is I’m sitting here not knowing what I’m angry about,” says the 67-yearold corn and bean farmer, taking a morning break from harvesting. “These guys created the (political) system. If they can’t live with it, they can correct it. You think they’d be smart enough to do that.” The public frustration may cross party lines, but a new Associated Press-GfK poll held Republicans more responsible for the gridlock, with 62 percent mainly blaming the GOP for the shutdown. In contrast, 52 percent believed the president isn’t doing enough to cooperate with the Republicans, according to the survey. The poll also said 82 percent of Democrats see the shutdown as a major problem for the country, compared with 58 percent of Republicans and 57 percent of independents. Other surveys also have found a public upset with the political process but as divided as lawmakers on Capitol Hill. “There’s definitely a consensus that the system has become pathologically frozen and something needs to happen,” says Michael Dimock, director of the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. “Compromise is nice in principle but still hard to reach in practice, even among the public.” Dimock points to a recent Pew sur-

vey that found most Democrats and Republicans were not willing to budge on the Affordable Care Act as a route to end the shutdown. The poll found 58 percent of Democrats said it would be unacceptable for the president to delay or make cuts in the health care program. Almost as many Republicans — 54 percent — said GOP leaders shouldn’t accept any deal unless there are reductions or a postponement in the law. But Dimock says it’s too soon to tell whether this latest impasse will permanently alter the public’s view of Washington. He noted that months after the 1995-1996 government shutdown, attitudes toward Republicans and Democrats were largely the same as they had been before the closing. One major reason was the economy was humming along and, he says, “when things start to feel better, public frustration tends to wane.” Though times are now different, there’s still skepticism of warnings of an economic calamity if the debt ceiling isn’t raised. “We’ve been told about a lot of crises recently, but the sun always rose the next day,” Dimock says. “People are a little wary when that threat is in front of us year after year after year.” Even some of those already affected by the shutdown are taking things in stride. Kelly Rimer, a 22-year veteran of the Environmental Protection Agency, is in her second shutdown. She says she’s not upset, but is eager to return to work. While furloughed, she and co-workers

State Briefs Ohio judge tells man he’s still legally dead FINDLAY (AP) — A judge in Ohio told a man standing before him in court that he’s still legally dead. Donald Miller Jr. was declared legally dead in 1994, eight years after he disappeared from his home in the northwest Ohio town of Arcadia. Miller went to court this week to have the ruling changed. But his former wife opposed the move. She says she doesn’t have the money to repay the Social Security benefits that were paid out to her and their two children after Miller was declared dead. The Courier newspaper in Findlay reports she claims he vanished in the 1980s because he owed big child support payments. A Hancock County judge who denied Miller’s request for a reversal of the death ruling calls it a “strange, strange situation.”

Ohio building owner charged with running brothel

CLEVELAND (AP) — A grand jury in Cleveland has indicted a man on charges of running a brothel out of his suburban office building. The Cuyahoga County grand jury charged 71-year-old James Walsh of Willoughby Hills with six counts of promoting prostitution and nine counts of money laundering. Prosecutor Timothy McGinty says Walsh had a staff of prostitutes offering nude massages and sex acts at the Bedford office building that he owns. Police cracked the case when a prostitute apparently suffered an overdose. Walsh was booked into the county jail Wednesday night to await a court hearing. No attorney was listed for him in court records. There was no immediate response to a request for comment left Thursday at the phone listed on a company Website.

Ohio senator targets Medicaid growth in bill

COLUMBUS (AP) — A state senator in Ohio wants to create a new oversight body to keep growth in check within the Medicaid system. The 10-member joint legislative panel is part of a package of changes unveiled on Thursday by Republican Dave Burke, of Marysville. The legislation did not include an expansion of Medicaid under the federal health care law, which Gov. John Kasich has pushed for. Burke proposes holding Medicaid growth to 3 percent per member, per month. The

legislation doesn’t dictate how that target would be met. Burke said the targets and his new oversight model would insulate Medicaid from politics and protect its long-term sustainability. State Sen. Capri Cafaro, a Hubbard Democrat, opted against co-sponsoring the measure. She said she believes true reform must include expanding the program.

Ohio woman testifies in gruesome burning death

ZANESVILLE (AP) — A woman who has pleaded guilty in the gruesome death of a badly burned woman found along an eastern Ohio road last year says she has no excuse for her actions. The Zanesville Times Recorder reports that Katrina Culberson described her tumultuous relationship with the victim on Wednesday during the death-penalty trial of LaFonse Dixon Jr. A driver found 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman northeast of Zanesville in August 2012. The Canton woman had been raped and burned and had a strap around her neck. She died two days later. The 34-year-old Dixon has pleaded not guilty to murder, kidnapping and arson. Culberson and another woman have pleaded guilty and agreed to testify in the case to avoid the death penalty. Culberson said Dixon gave her a lighter in the attack.

Ex-Ohio worker pleads guilty to altering records

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former employee of Cincinnati’s water utility has admitted guilt to accusations that he altered the drinking water testing records of treatment plant.Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Wednesday announced that 56-year-old Funsho Alatishe has pleaded guilty to tampering with records and attempted theft in office charges. DeWine’s office says Alatishe falsified laboratory and drinking water records on multiple occasions while he worked as a chemist for Greater Cincinnati Water Works. DeWine says Alatishe was responsible for making sure the drinking water coming from the Richard Miller Treatment Plant had the appropriate amounts of chlorine to kill disease-causing bacteria. DeWine says there were no reports of people getting sick as a result of Altishe’s actions between January and November 2011. Alatishe’s attorney didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.

in the Raleigh area have been cleaning parks, building a fishing pier and doing other volunteer jobs. “Getting angry is not going to do any good. These guys will figure it out when they figure it out,” she says. “Meanwhile, I try to be useful every day.” At the other end of the country in San Diego, Dale L. Watkins Jr. says he feels “angry and powerless” watching events unfold that could hurt the company his grandfather founded in 1946. Sheffield Platers, a small metal plating firm, gets about 40 percent of its business from the Defense Department. The company provides connectors for everything from submarines to military aircraft. Since the shutdown, it has focused on filling previously approved purchase orders, but if the government remains closed, Watkins says, there could be layoffs among his 70 workers. “They’re gambling with our money,” he says. “All the people who are supposed to be voting on this, it really does not affect them in the pocketbook, so there’s no need for them to rush to a decision. They’re already fat and happy sitting up there. “As the decades go by,” Watkins adds, “they continue building thicker, taller, stronger walls between the parties.” Not everyone sees a downside in this latest political face-off. “I think it’s actually healthy,” says Cassandra Mooneyham, 31, a conservative activist in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. “I hear people say we need to negotiate and compromise. But compromise over hundreds of years has led us to where we are today. … We have so much debt because we have entrusted the government with so much of our services.” Mooneyham says she doesn’t think the shutdown has gone far enough, but believes it has given the public a chance to evaluate the need for government, which she maintains is far too big. She worries any compromise will lead to an increase in the debt ceiling. “Ultimately, someone will have to cave,” she says. “Hopefully, it’ll be the side of big government.” At the Crossroads Cafe in Joshua Tree, Calif., near the national park of the same name, waitress Amanda Overmire has watched the shutdown put the laid-back bohemian community on edge. The park is closed, motels and restaurants are suffering, and locals are out of work. Yet Overmire remains optimistic that when the dust clears, she and other Americans will discover that something good came out of the standoff. “I have hope that there’s a message in their madness,” the 25-year-old says. “But I have no idea what that would be, to be honest. I just hope that the meaning surfaces.”

NYPD undercover officer in biker melee unmasked Colleen Long Jennifer Peltz Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — An undercover police detective accused of punching out an SUV window during a motorcycle rally that descended into violence was unmasked Wednesday in a courtroom where he was confronted with serious assault charges. But Detective Wojciech Braszczok’s lawyer insisted he would be exonerated by the very video prosecutors say incriminates him in the Sept. 29 melee. “The allegation is that he struck the rear portion hatchback window, which has a gaping hole already in it; it’s already destroyed,” attorney John Arlia said. “Under the law, it’s a fatal flaw. You can’t break what’s already broken.” Arlia said the video clearly shows Braszczok didn’t participate in the eventual attack on the SUV driver and was nowhere near him. Braszczok hasn’t been charged with assaulting the driver, Alexian Lien, who authorities say was pulled from his Range Rover and beaten on the street by other motorcyclists. Braszczok, who appeared in court sporting a beard and wearing a hooded sweatshirt and camouflage pants, was charged with assault and criminal mischief. Cameras were barred in the courtroom because Braszczok’s lawyer said his safety would be jeopardized. Braszczok hid his face in his hood when he left court after posting bond. Braszczok, a married father of two, has been on the job for a decade. He has worked in the New York Police Department’s intelligence division, quietly infiltrating and investigating. His lawyer said he has served “valiantly.” But prosecutors said Braszczok was an active participant in the attack. Braszczok was off duty when he joined the rally of more than 1,000 motorcyclists. Police say the bloody encounter was touched off when a motorcyclist and Lien’s SUV bumped. Video captured at the scene shows riders swarming around the SUV before the driver takes off, running over biker Edwin Mieses Jr. Mieses, of Lawrence, Mass., broke

his legs and suffered spine injuries that will leave him paralyzed, his family has said. He had gotten off his motorcycle to defuse the tense situation when he was mowed over, the family said. Bikers give chase up Manhattan’s West Side Highway, caught up with the SUV, smashed the driver’s side window and dragged Lien out, authorities say. Braszczok did nothing to stop the assault, prosecutors said. He didn’t call 911 and didn’t report it to his superiors for two days, and then when he did he lied about it, Assistant District Attorney Samantha Turino said. At first Braszczok told investigators he didn’t see the attack, then changed his story to say he saw it but didn’t participate, she said. The detective was stripped of his gun and badge after internal affairs detectives discovered he was present for at least part of the encounter. He initially told authorities and his union that he left without intervening in part because of his role as an undercover officer. Uniformed officers, even off duty, are expected to jump in if a crime is occurring, but rules are murkier for undercover officers, who face blowing their covers if they come forward. Investigators discovered video evidence showing Braszczok punching an already damaged back window, causing it to shatter, then twice kicking the passenger side of the SUV before leaving the scene, prosecutors said. Several bikers also have been charged with attacking Lien or his SUV or instigating the melee. Clint Caldwell was charged Wednesday with gang assault after prosecutors said he pulled the shattered glass from Lien’s window and reached inside the SUV. His lawyer said there’s no video showing him with his hands inside the SUV. Police charged another biker, James Kuehne, with gang assault, weapon possession and other crimes. It was unclear if Kuehne had an attorney, and a message left at his Brooklyn home wasn’t immediately returned. Lien’s wife has said he fled to protect her and their 2-year-old daughter. Lien hasn’t been charged with any crime.


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In brief n Pink-Out is tonight

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and it will be obvious Friday night at the Piqua’s homecoming game with Sidney. Among the different activites will include: Over 400 students, staff members and supporters are wearing their pink t-shirts. A gigantic pink balloon launch to get the attention of everyone at the stadium. A pink fire truck that denotes the importance of cancer research. The football cheerleaders have a face painting area where they will draw a pink ribbon on the faces of anyone in attendance. All proceeds will be donated to local charities.

n PressPros to air Troy game

PressProsMagazine. com will air the VandaliaButler at Troy football game Friday. Air time is 6:30 p.m. and kickoff is at 7 p.m. Fans at the stadium can hear the game on 107.3 FM.

n Scores to air Lehman game

S coresBroadcast .com will air the Lehman at Fort Loramie football game Friday night. Air time is 6:35 p.m.

n Coaches needed at Houston

Houston Schools have openings for sevent grade boys basketball, varsity girls track and assistant girls track coaching positions. A n yo n e i n t e re s t e d should contact John Willoughby at Houston High School — 295-3010 ext 2028.

n Russia seeks two coaches

Russia is in need of a seventh grade girls basketball coach and a freshman baseball coach. If interested please contact Todd Wion, Russia athletic director at 937-541-9205.

n Piqua hoops fundraiser

The Piqua B oys Basketball Program will hold an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast made by Chris Cakes of Ohio, on Nov. 16 from 8-11 a.m. in the Piqua High School Commons. Tickets will be $7 and can be purchased in the Piqua High School Office.

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Walking off winners Lehman duo finishes careers at district Rob Kiser

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MASON — Sometimes, it is not about winning. And you shouldn’t misunderst and — Lehman senior duo Sarah Gravunder and Julia Harrelson gave everything they had in the Division II district tournament tennis tournament against Alter’s Lauren Haley and Amanda Showalter before losing 6-1, 6-1 Thursday at the ATP Tennis Center at Kings Island. But , sometimes the odds are stacked against you — and the presence of the two seniors on the court Thursday meant a lot. “They are a great te am ,” H arrel so n said about her and Gravunder ’s oppo nents. “ This is a really tough district. We are here from little old Lehman and there are a lot of big schools we are playing against. To get out of the Troy sectional and get down here is an accomplishment. And I thought we played really well today.” She would get no argument from her coach and older brother Will Harrelson. “I am really proud of them and what they accomplished,” he said of the doubles team that was

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Lehman’s Julia Harrelson stares down a backhand volley Thursday at the ATP Tennis Center at Kings Island.

unseeded at sectionals. “They were big underdogs today and we knew that. This is a really loaded district — you look at all the great teams from Cincinnati and some of the schools like Alter.” And after a one-year absence, Lehman was back being represented in the district tournament. “It was important for a couple reasons,” Julia Harrelson said. “We want me people to know Lehman tennis isn’t going anywhere — we are still here, strong as ever. To be able to get down here to district as seniors feels great. It is an accomplishment.” And her older brother knows what G ra v u n d e r and

Harrelson did this fall will pay dividends in the future. “It is important for the younger kids on the team to see — and the junior high kids that are going to coming to Lehman and playing in the program,” he said. “I just think they are a great example for everyone.” And the smile on Gravunder’s face after the match told you everything you need to know. “I just think it was a great accomplishment,” she said. “To be able to get down her and play at district. I feel like we accomplished some thing.” Which is why — in the end — no matter the score, they walked off winners.

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Lehman’s Sarah Gravunder hits a serve against Alter Thursday at the D-II district tournament.

Lady Vikings handle Cavs East wins volleyball showdown CASSTOWN — The Miami East volleyball team got past Lehman 25-20, 18-25, 25-19, 25-18 Wednesday in a showdown of area volleyball powers. “It was a solid effort tonight,” Miami East volleyball coach John Cash said. “This is only the second night we’ve had this lineup together, and it was against one of the best teams we could have played any year. Lehman is always wellcoached, well-disciplined and they don’t beat themselves. They make you earn it, and the girls did a nice job of going out and doing that tonight.” Allison Morrett had 10 kills and 15 digs, Sam Cash had eight kills, two aces, nine digs and 11 assists, Ashley Current had seven kills, two blocks, four digs and 12 assists and Angie Mack had six kills, three aces and six digs to lead the way. Trina Current added three kills, a block and four digs, Karson Mahaney had a kill and two blocks and Anna Kiesewetter had 22 digs.

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Ashley Current saves the ball for Miami East Wednesday.

“We moved this match to the last week of the regular season because both teams are pushing for the playoffs,” Cash said. “Nobody loses a match like this when you’re both pushing each other to prepare for that next level.” It was also the 96th career win for the Vikings’ senior class, which became the winningest class in the program’s history. For Lehman, 13-8, Olivia Slagle pounded 13 kills and had five blocks. Ellie Cain dished out 31 assists, while Ava Schmitz had 26 digs. Erica Paulus had seven kills and 15 digs; while Sidney Chapman had six kills and 11 digs. Lehman will play at Ridgemont tonight.

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East gets win

CASSTOWN — The Miami East Viking boys soccer team finished the regular season last night with a 4 -1 victory over Ponitz to run their record to 10-6. Four minutes into the game Devin Baldasare scored on a nice cross from Austin Kowalak and six minutes later that same duo combined to add another goal. With 41 seconds remaining in the half the Golden Panthers scored to make the score 2-1 at the half. The Vikings came out strong to start the second half when Andrew Kowalak scored two minutes in. The game stayed the same until nine minutes left when Brandon Kirk scored on a cross from Nolan Woolley. Coach Adam Bell thought the contributions from the bench were huge in tonight’s Ben Robinson | GoBuccs.com Photo Lehman’s Olivia Slagle hits the ball against Miami East. game.

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From chasing to being ‘the rabbit’

Benjamin just as elusive on punt returns

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — As the heavy smoke wafted above the burning sugar cane fields, Browns punt returner Travis Benjamin waited in the sticky Florida marsh for the pursuit to begin. As rabbits fled from the smoldering stalks, Benjamin chased the small critters, doing his best to mimic their every right and left turn until he got his hands on one. He once hauled in 20 in a single day. “It’s nothing to it once you know the tendencies of what a rabbit’s going to do and when he’ll come out,” Benjamin said. “It’s just going out there and having fun.” Rabbits aren’t easy to nab. Neither is Benjamin. Tagged with the nickname “Rabbit” the moment his Cleveland teammates learned of his exploits as a kid rounding up furry animals in Belle Glade, Fla., Benjamin has become one of the NFL’s top returners. Last week, he ran back a punt 79 yards for a touchdown and racked up 179 yards returning in a 37-24 win over Buffalo. On his second-quarter TD, he caught the ball near his 20 and sprinted across the field, easily eluding a few tacklers as he picked some blocks. Once he turned the corner and headed up the sideline, Benjamin busted through a half-hearted tackle by punter Shawn Powell, spun out of another would-be tackle and raced into the end zone. The electrifying score sent a shockwave through FirstEnergy Stadium, giving the Browns a 17-10 lead. Earlier, he returned a punt 57 yards but was bumped out of bounds by Powell, a stop that caused Benjamin’s teammates to give him major grief. “Yeah, all of them came up to me,” said Benjamin, drafted in the fourth round last season from Miami. “We know that’s one thing that cannot happen — letting the punter tackle you. Just like being a linebacker and letting a quarterback shake you. It’s kind of a rule we’ve got: ‘Don’t let that guy do that to you.’” Benjamin has been doing plenty to annoy coverage units all season. In fact, following his performance

against Buffalo, the Bills released Powell. Benjamin enters Sunday’s game against Detroit ranked second in the league with an average of 15.1 yards per return. He’s helped the Browns flip the field with three returns of over 30 yards. And although he’s had a limited role on offense, he’s made the most of his opportunities with five catches for 105 yards. But it’s when Benjamin is deep to return a punt that his speed puts the opposition on edge. “It’s amazing,” Browns wide receiver Davone Bess said. “It’s part of the game plan. If our defense can make a stop, we know we have someone back there who can make a play at any given moment.” There’s fast, and then there’s Benjamin fast. Not even Joe Haden, one of Cleveland’s quickest players, can run with “Rabbit.” “Nah,” Haden said. “He’s got special speed. I think his legs are 75 percent of his body.” He’s listed at 175 pounds, but that might be helped by Benjamin’s dread-

locks. The Browns won’t use him to return kicks, mostly because they’re afraid he’ll get broken in two. But Benjamin is too valuable returning punts, and the spot-spoken 23-yearold said there are few things more thrilling than taking one all the way back. “You can feel your heart pumping,” he said. “Everything kind of moves in slow motion to me because I can see the end zone. The closer I am to the end zone the greater chance I have of getting there.” Benjamin’s been on the run for years. At a young age, he realized his Godgiven speed could take him places. Growing up in area known as The Glades, where poverty rises alongside the sugar cane, football has been a way out for many. It’s a chance to make more of their lives. And for many boys in Belle Glade, it starts with chasing rabbits. “It’s very important,” Benjamin said. “We’ve got Santonio Holmes, Fred Taylor. It’s a great tradition when you grow up and see those guys doing it and they make it to the NFL, you kind

Let’s get it started COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Almost everybody is wondering where the points will come from for the Ohio State Buckeyes. LaQuinton Ross — expected to fill the only opening in the returning starting lineup — isn’t wondering. He knows. “I definitely think I’ve been waiting,” said the junior, who will take the spot vacated by Big Ten scoring leader Deshaun Thomas. “The fans have also been waiting, too, to see what I can do. They heard the buzz about me since I came out of high school. At the end of the year I gave them something to look forward to this year.” As the Buckeyes begin practice, a lot is riding on Ross, an acclaimed prep player who saw very little action as a freshman two years ago and then blossomed late last season in the biggest games. The silky 6-foot-8 wing can shoot the 3, score on an isolation play or can muscle in a shot in the paint. He averaged 8.3 points a game a year ago then had a terrific NCAA tournament. He averaged 12 points in the first two rounds, then had 17 in the regional semifinals including 10 in a row in the second half before the Buckeyes were upset by Wichita State. “The types of things he did at the end of last year are things he’s going to come out of the gate with,” guard Lenzelle Smith said. “Guys are kind of interested and excited to see what he’s going to bring to the table.” When the opposition went on a run during last year’s 29-8 campaign that included a Big Ten tournament title, it was the 6-foot-7 Thomas who always seemed to bail out the Buckeyes. But Thomas gave up his final season of eligibility to jump into the NBA draft and was taken by San Antonio. The Buckeyes will certainly miss the 19.8 points per game he provided. But they will also miss his willingness to take over when a big bucket was needed most. Coach Thad Matta, 250-73

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Travis Benjamin (80) eludes Buffalo Bills’ Marcus Dowtin on a punt return for a touchdown against the Bills.

of follow on their line and try to do the same thing they have done. Playing ball is a high priority for us, knowing we can play ball and get into a school and to the NFL. It’s a great pleasure doing that.” Benjamin enjoyed explaining the art of the chase to reporters. It’s a source of pride, a nod to his past and maybe the reason he’s so elusive to tacklers. The rabbits honed his running skills, and many paid for it. “You can catch ‘em and sell ‘em or catch ‘em and eat ‘em,” he said. “They kind of taste like pork chops to me. So it’s a great meal.” NOTES: Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner explained that QB Brandon Weeden’s first two passes last week against Buffalo — incompletions that drew boos from Cleveland fans — were the correct throws. “One was a screen and he had to throw the ball away,” Turner said. “The other one was completely covered and there really wasn’t much he could have done. He really made good decisions on both of those plays.”

OSU basketball moves on without Thomas

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Ohio State forward LaQuinton Ross, right, shoots over Michigan forward Mitch McGary, as Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr., left, and Ohio State center Amir Williams, top, watch during a game last season.

heading into his 10th season, believes that it won’t have to just be one player who picks up the slack. “Collectively, guys have got to score more,” Matta said on Thursday at the team’s annual media day. “The one thing you saw more last year was guys had games where they showed that they could put the ball in the basket. Sam (Thompson) at Penn State, Lenzelle’s done it, Aaron (Craft) has done it, LaQuinton’s done it, Shannon (Scott) has done it. We have to have a little bit more of a flow to our offense. It’s something that we tried to put a big premium on.” Ross, who has never started a college game, has many of the

same attributes as Thomas — a picture-perfect form, a short memory of shots that don’t go in and the ability to score in all phases of the offense. But he also knows he’s not alone. “We’ve got almost the whole team coming back,” he said. “Everybody is going to contribute this year. But I take it upon myself to try to (make up for) some of the scoring that we’re losing.” The defense is among the best in the land, led by the guy opposing fans love to hate. Craft, who with Smith are the only seniors on the team, makes life miserable for the other team’s guards. Physical, tough and with quick hands, he ini-

tiates a lot of the Buckeyes’ offense at the other end. He completely changed his shot in the offseason. “We started from square one this spring,” said Craft, the leading returning scorer at 10 points a game. “It was tough, it was frustrating; at times you just kind of want to throw it in. I’ve put in the time. Now we’re just trying to go out there, have some fun and enjoy it.” Sam Thompson, a prodigious leaper, takes up one spot on the wing, with Amir Williams again back in the post. The bench provides specialists who Matta can mix and match as needed. Shannon Scott is a lightning-quick point guard who can shut down a hot

hand and trigger the fastbreak. Amedeo Della Valle, the native of Alba, Italy, is a 3-point specialist who is adored by Ohio State’s student section. Trey McDonald will spell Williams underneath. Freshmen Marc Loving and Kameron Williams also should figure into the mix. There might not be a superstar, but it’ll be a competitive team, hard to guard and hard to play against. “I love how competitive this team is,” Craft said. “We have seven upperclassmen, which is different. Coach Matta usually doesn’t have that. So we didn’t have to walk through as much. “We kind of went right into things.”


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Cavalier duo earns trip to district tournament ROB KISER Sports Editor rkiser@civitasmedia.com Editor’s Note: Due to an editing mistake, parts of this story were left out in Monday’s paper. TROTWOOD — The Lehman senior doubles team of Julia Harrelson and Sarah Gravunder wasn’t about to see their high school tennis careers end the way last season had — so Saturday’s matches for district seeding at the Dayton Center Courts were just icing on the cake. “Last year, we got to the go-to district match,” Harrelson said after they dropped two matches Saturday to finish fourth. “It went three sets and we lost in a tiebreak. We weren’t going to let that happen. It was time to put Lehman’s name back on the board (at district after a one-year absence).” And if they needed any extra motivation, they got it from the coaches at the Troy D-II sectional during the seed voting. “The girls are being humble,” Lehman coach Rob Harrelson said. “I made a compelling argu-

ment for them being seeded and they got voted down. I think they were playing with a chip on their shoulder. They wanted to prove they should have been seeded — and they did.” That was on Tuesday at Troy High School when they cruised through three matches without dropping a set to earn a district berth. The duo started with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Jenna Champion and Debbie McClain of Bellefontaine and followed with with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Brianna Coss and Sarah Bowen of Brookville. That put them in the go-to district match, where they handled Ashley Wallace and Carlie Castiaux of Kenton Ridge 6-3, 6-4. “We played together in a couple matches at the end of the year,” Julia Harrelson said. “I think after how we played last year, we definitely weren’t confident.” And maybe fate was on their side this year. They become the third Harrelson-Gravunder team from Lehman to advance to the district tournament, following in the footsteps of

their older brothers. “It is pretty amazing,” Gravunder said with a smile. “Just to know I am going to playing in the district tournament is a great feeling.” And while the odds were stacked against them Saturday, Harrelson and Gravunder showed the heart the entire Lehman teams has played with all season. After losing to the top seed and eventual district champion Claire Fetters and Jessica Ferguson 6-0, 6-2; they faced third seed Brittany Hart and Ellen Snyder of Northwestern in the third-place match. “That Milton-Union team is a great team,” Julia Harrelson said. “They will go a long way at district — maybe even at state.” The Lady Cavaliers gave everything they have had in a 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 loss to Northwestern. Down 4-1 in the second set, Lehman reeled off five straight games to force a third set. The ground strokes of Gravunder combined with the volleying of Harrelson became lethal. Fittingly, Harrelson finished the set off with a overhead volley

to the doubles lane. “It would be easy to quit in that situation (down 41 in the second set),” Will Harrelson said. “But, I was not surprised to see them come back and win that set. We have had a lot of three-set matches this year at Lehman. “You could tell watching them in the third set. They left it all on the court and that is all I can ask. I thought these were some very evenly matched doubles teams and they played well.” And as they prepare for the district tournament Thursday at at the ATP Tennis Center at Kings Island, the duo can relish the opportunity to share the moment with their brothers. “I am remember Rob’s (her older brother Rob’s) big senior year,” Julia Harrelson said. “Well, he had a lot of big years, but his senior year he went to district and made it to state. So, to make it to district like him in my senior year, that means a lot. It just feels great to put the Harrelson name back on the board (at district).” And made a painful loss ANTHONY WEBER/CIVITAS FILE PHOTO from a year ago nothing Sarah Gravunder hits a backhand at sectionals. but a distant memory.

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Prep Tourney Schedule TODAY BOYS GOLF At OSU Scarlet Course Ryan Knapke, Versailles GIRLS GOLF AT OSU Gray Course Versailles: Brooke Wehrkamp, Elizabeth White, Hannah Niekamp, Emily Harman, Madison Covault SATURDAY BOYS GOLF At OSU Scarlet Course Ryan Knapke, Versailles GIRLS GOLF AT OSU Gray Course Versailles: Brooke Wehrkamp, Elizabeth White, Hanna Niekamp, Emily Harman, Madison Covault VOLLEYBALL Brookville D-III Houston vs. National Trail, 11 a.m. Miami East vs. Northridge, 3:30 p.m. Troy D-IV Lehman vs. Covington, 2 p.m. MONDAY GIRLS SOCCER D-I Fairmont at Piqua, 7 p.m. D-III Newton at Franklin Monroe, 7 p.m. VOLLEYBALL Centerville D-I Piqua vs. Northmont, 8:30 p.m. TUESDAY BOYS SOCCER D-I West Carrollton at Piqua, 7 p.m. VOLLEYBALL Brookville D-III Versailles vs. Houston-National Trail winner, 6 p.m. Tipp City D-IV Russia vs. Xenia Christian, 6 p.m. WEDNESDAY BOYS SOCCER D-III Miami East at Troy Christian, 7 p.m. VOLLEYBALL Tipp City D-IV Bradford vs. Ansonia, 7:30 p.m. THURSDAY GIRLS SOCCER D-III Triad at Lehman, 5 p.m. Anna-Botkins winner at Miami East, 7 p.m. VOLLEYBALL Tipp City D-IV Newton vs. Tri-County North, 7:30 p.m. OCTOBER 19 BOYS SOCCER D-III Lehman at Bethel-Brookville winner, 7 p.m. Newton vs. Xenia Christian-WLS winner, 2 p.m.

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W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 4 1 0 .800 137 81 San Francisco 3 2 0 .600 113 98 Arizona 3 2 0 .600 91 95 St. Louis 2 3 0 .400 103 141 Thursday, Oct. 10 N.Y. Giants at Chicago, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 Carolina at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Oakland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Houston, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. New Orleans at New England, 4:25 p.m. Washington at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Open: Atlanta, Miami Monday, Oct. 14 Indianapolis at San Diego, 8:40 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 Seattle at Arizona, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Chicago at Washington, 1 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. New England at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Carolina, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Detroit, 1 p.m. San Diego at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Tennessee, 4:05 p.m. Houston at Kansas City, 4:25 p.m. Cleveland at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 4:25 p.m. Denver at Indianapolis, 8:30 p.m. Open: New Orleans, Oakland Monday, Oct. 21 Minnesota at N.Y. Giants, 8:40 p.m.

College Schedule College Football Schedule All Times EDT (Subject to change) Friday, Oct. 11 MIDWEST Temple (0-5) at Cincinnati (3-2), 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 EAST E. Michigan (1-4) at Army (2-4), Noon Lehigh (4-1) at Columbia (0-3), Noon Albany (NY) (1-5) at Delaware (4-2), Noon Rhode Island (2-4) at New Hampshire (1-3), Noon Monmouth (NJ) (3-3) at St. Francis (Pa.) (1-4), Noon South Florida (1-4) at UConn (0-3), Noon Harvard (3-0) at Cornell (1-2), 12:30 p.m. Brown (2-1) at Bryant (3-2), 1 p.m. Holy Cross (2-4) at Bucknell (1-3), 1 p.m. Fordham (6-0) at Georgetown (1-3), 1 p.m. Lafayette (1-3) at Princeton (1-1), 1 p.m. CCSU (2-4) at Sacred Heart (5-1), 1 p.m. Wagner (2-4) at Duquesne (2-2), 1:10 p.m. Yale (3-0) at Dartmouth (1-2), 1:30 p.m. Miami (Ohio) (0-5) at UMass (0-5), 3 p.m. Michigan (5-0) at Penn St. (3-2), 5 p.m. Stony Brook (2-3) at Colgate (1-4), 6 p.m. Villanova (3-2) at Towson (6-0), 7 p.m. SOUTH Missouri (5-0) at Georgia (4-1), Noon Pittsburgh (3-1) at Virginia Tech (5-1), Noon NC Pembroke (4-0) at Charlotte (3-2), Noon Valparaiso (0-4) at Mercer (4-1), Noon Navy (3-1) at Duke (3-2), 12:30 p.m. Drake (2-3) at Davidson (0-5), 1 p.m.

The Citadel (2-4) at Georgia Southern (3-2), 1 p.m. Bethune-Cookman (4-1) at Howard (1-4), 1 p.m. Dayton (3-2) at Stetson (1-4), 1 p.m. Charleston Southern (5-0) at VMI (1-4), 1:30 p.m. Elon (2-4) at Wofford (3-2), 1:30 p.m. Prairie View (4-2) at Alabama St. (4-2), 2 p.m. W. Carolina (1-4) at Auburn (4-1), 2 p.m. Norfolk St. (2-3) at Delaware St. (1-4), 2 p.m. NC A&T (3-1) at Hampton (0-4), 2 p.m. Jackson St. (4-2) at MVSU (1-4), 3 p.m. Samford (3-2) at Appalachian St. (1-3), 3:30 p.m. Boston College (3-2) at Clemson (5-0), 3:30 p.m. Troy (3-3) at Georgia St. (0-5), 3:30 p.m. Richmond (2-2) at James Madison (4-2), 3:30 p.m. Florida (4-1) at LSU (5-1), 3:30 p.m. Virginia (2-3) at Maryland (4-1), 3:30 p.m. Syracuse (2-3) at NC State (3-2), 3:30 p.m. East Carolina (4-1) at Tulane (4-2), 3:30 p.m. Penn (2-1) at William & Mary (3-2), 3:30 p.m. Tennessee St. (4-1) at Jacksonville St. (5-0), 4 p.m. Northwestern St. (3-2) at Nicholls St. (3-2), 4 p.m. Marshall (3-2) at FAU (2-4), 5 p.m. Furman (2-3) at Chattanooga (3-2), 6 p.m. Gardner-Webb (4-2) at Coastal Carolina (5-0), 6 p.m. Florida A&M (1-4) at Savannah St. (1-5), 6 p.m. Alabama (5-0) at Kentucky (1-4), 7 p.m. Alabama A&M (2-4) at Southern U. (2-3), 7 p.m. UAB (1-4) at FIU (1-4), 7:30 p.m. Bowling Green (5-1) at Mississippi St. (2-3), 7:30 p.m. Stephen F. Austin (2-3) at SE Louisiana (3-2), 8 p.m. Texas A&M (4-1) at Mississippi (3-2), 8:30 p.m. MIDWEST Indiana (3-2) at Michigan St. (4-1), Noon Nebraska (4-1) at Purdue (1-4), Noon Campbell (1-3) at Butler (4-2), 1 p.m. Missouri St. (1-5) at N. Dakota St. (4-0), 2 p.m. Cent. Michigan (2-4) at Ohio (4-1), 2 p.m. Murray St. (3-2) at SE Missouri (0-5), 2 p.m. Indiana St. (1-4) at South Dakota (2-2), 2 p.m. Buffalo (2-2) at W. Michigan (0-6), 2 p.m. Kent St. (2-4) at Ball St. (5-1), 3 p.m. Baylor (4-0) at Kansas St. (2-3), 3:30 p.m. E. Washington (3-1) at North Dakota (2-2), 3:30 p.m. Northwestern (4-1) at Wisconsin (3-2), 3:30 p.m. Grambling St. (0-6) vs. Alcorn St. (4-2) at Indianapolis, 4 p.m. S. Dakota St. (3-2) at W. Illinois (2-3), 4 p.m. Akron (1-5) at N. Illinois (5-0), 5 p.m. S. Illinois (3-3) at N. Iowa (4-1), 5 p.m. Illinois St. (2-3) at Youngstown St. (5-1), 7 p.m. SOUTHWEST Memphis (1-3) at Houston (4-0), Noon Texas (3-2) vs. Oklahoma (5-0) at Dallas, Noon Kansas (2-2) at TCU (2-3), Noon Iowa St. (1-3) at Texas Tech (5-0), Noon South Carolina (4-1) at Arkansas (3-3), 12:21 p.m. Lamar (3-2) at Sam Houston St. (3-1), 3 p.m. Nebraska-Kearney (1-4) at Cent. Arkansas (2-3), 4 p.m. Rice (3-2) at UTSA (2-4), 4 p.m. Texas Southern (0-5) at Ark.-Pine Bluff (0-5), 7 p.m. Idaho (1-5) at Arkansas St. (2-3), 7 p.m. Middle Tennessee (3-3) at North Texas (2-3), 7 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe (2-4) at Texas St. (3-2), 7 p.m. Tulsa (1-4) at UTEP (1-4), 8 p.m. FAR WEST San Jose St. (2-3) at Colorado St. (2-3), 3:30 p.m. New Mexico (2-3) at Wyoming (3-2), 3:30 p.m. Oregon (5-0) at Washington (4-1), 4 p.m. Portland St. (3-3) at S. Utah (3-2), 4:05 p.m. Marist (3-2) at San Diego (3-2), 5 p.m. N. Colorado (1-4) at Idaho St. (2-3), 5:05 p.m. Stanford (5-0) at Utah (3-2), 6 p.m. Georgia Tech (3-2) at BYU (3-2), 7 p.m. Montana (4-1) at UC Davis (2-4), 7 p.m. Hawaii (0-5) at UNLV (3-2), 8 p.m. Boise St. (3-2) at Utah St. (3-3), 8 p.m. Weber St. (1-5) at Cal Poly (2-3), 9:05 p.m. N. Arizona (3-2) at Sacramento St. (3-3), 9:05 p.m. Colorado (2-2) at Arizona St. (3-2), 10 p.m. California (1-4) at UCLA (4-0), 10:30 p.m. Oregon St. (4-1) at Washington St. (4-2), 10:30 p.m.

Baseball

Postseason Glance Postseason Baseball Glance All Times EDT WILD CARD Tuesday, Oct. 1: NL: Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 2 Wednesday, Oct. 2: AL: Tampa Bay 4, Cleveland 0 DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) American League Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1 Friday, Oct. 4: Boston 12, Tampa Bay 2 Saturday, Oct. 5: Boston 7, Tampa Bay 4 Monday, Oct. 7: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 4 Tuesday, Oct. 8: Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1 Oakland 2, Detroit 2 Friday, Oct. 4: Detroit 3, Oakland 2 Saturday, Oct. 5: Oakland 1, Detroit 0 Monday, Oct. 7: Oakland 6, Detroit 3 Tuesday, Oct. 8: Detroit 8, Oakland 6 Thursday, Oct. 10: Detroit at Oakland National League St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 2 Thursday, Oct. 3: St. Louis 9, Pittsburgh 1 Friday, Oct. 4: Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 1 Sunday, Oct. 6: Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 3 Monday, Oct. 7: St. Louis 2, Pittsburgh 1 Wednesday Oct. 9: St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 1 Los Angeles 3, Atlanta 1 Thursday, Oct. 3: Los Angeles 6, Atlanta 1 Friday, Oct. 4: Atlanta 4, Los Angeles 3 Sunday, Oct. 6: Los Angeles 13, Atlanta 6 Monday, Oct. 7: Los Angeles 4, Atlanta 3 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) American League All games televised by Fox Saturday, Oct. 12: Oakland-Detroit winner at Boston Sunday, Oct. 13: Oakland-Detroit winner at Boston Tuesday, Oct. 15: Boston at Oakland-Detroit winner Wednesday, Oct. 16: Boston at Oakland-Detroit winner

x-Thursday, Oct. 17: Boston at Oakland-Detroit winner x-Saturday, Oct. 19: Oakland-Detroit winner at Boston x-Sunday, Oct. 20: Oakland-Detroit winner at Boston National League All games televised by TBS Los Angeles vs. St. Louis Friday, Oct. 11: Los Angeles (Greinke 15-4) at St. Louis (Kelly 10-5), 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12: Los Angeles (Kershaw 16-9) at St. Louis (Wacha 4-1), 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14: St. Louis (Wainright 19-9) at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15: St. Louis at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, Oct. 16: St. Louis at Los Angeles, 4 p.m. x-Friday, Oct. 18: Los Angeles at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m. x-Saturday, Oct. 19: Los Angeles at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.

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Sime Darby Scores LPGA Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia Scores Thursday At Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Purse: $2 million Yardage: 6,246; Par: 71 (35-36) First Round a-amateur Ilhee Lee 32-32—64 Brittany Lang 35-30—65 Paula Creamer 31-35—66 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 34-32—66 Eun-Hee Ji 35-31—66 Beatriz Recari 32-34—66 Shanshan Feng 34-33—67 Cristie Kerr 32-35—67 I.K. Kim 34-33—67 Brittany Lincicome 33-34—67 Caroline Masson 36-31—67 Suzann Pettersen 32-35—67 Lexi Thompson 31-36—67 Alison Walshe 33-34—67 Mina Harigae 33-35—68 Caroline Hedwall 32-36—68 Mamiko Higa 32-36—68 Jessica Korda 34-34—68 Anna Nordqvist 35-33—68 Morgan Pressel 34-34—68 Sandra Gal 35-34—69 Julieta Granada 34-35—69 Natalie Gulbis 36-33—69 Stacy Lewis 34-35—69 Ai Miyazato 36-33—69 Hee Young Park 33-36—69 Jane Park 34-35—69 Pei-Yun Chien 36-34—70 Karine Icher 33-37—70 Danielle Kang 35-35—70 a-Michelle Koh 34-36—70 Candie Kung 35-35—70 Lee 36-34—70 Meena Pernilla Lindberg 36-34—70 Inbee Park 35-35—70 Gerina Piller 33-37—70 So Yeon Ryu 35-35—70 Sun Young Yoo 34-36—70 Carlota Ciganda 35-36—71 Jennifer Johnson 36-35—71 Mo Martin 35-36—71 Pornanong Phatlum 36-35—71 Giulia Sergas 34-37—71 Jiyai Shin 34-37—71 Yani Tseng 33-38—71 Karrie Webb 34-37—71 Michelle Wie 33-38—71 Chella Choi 35-37—72 Haeji Kang 35-37—72 Mika Miyazato 37-35—72 Azahara Munoz 37-35—72 Se Ri Pak 35-37—72 Jenny Shin 37-35—72 34-38—72 Amy Yang Irene Cho 35-38—73 Charley Hull 36-37—73 Mariajo Uribe 32-41—73 Katherine Hull-Kirk 37-37—74 Moriya Jutanugarn 37-37—74 Jee Young Lee 35-39—74 Cindy Lee-Pridgen 38-36—74 a-Yuting Shi 36-38—74 Lizette Salas 36-39—75 Chie Arimura 40-36—76 Na Yeon Choi 37-39—76 Jacqui Concolino 34-42—76 Jennifer Rosales 39-37—76 Dewi Claire Schreefel 38-38—76 Carly Booth 37-40—77 Aretha Pan 35-42—77 a-Yu Hsin Chang 42-40—82 Ainil Johani 43-43—86

Portugal Masters Portugal Masters Leading Scores Thursday At Victoria Club de Golfe Vilamoura, Portugal Purse: $2.7 million Yardage: 7,157; Par: 71 First Round Felipe Aguilar 35-30—65 Maximilian Kieffer 31-34—65 Graeme Storm 35-30—65 Jamie Donaldson 33-32—65 David Lynn 32-33—65 Alvaro Quiros 29-36—65 Simon Thornton 34-31—65 Mark Tullo 33-33—66 Hennie Otto 32-34—66 Bernd Wiesberger 31-35—66 Julien Quesne 31-35—66 Soren Hansen 35-31—66 Chris Wood 33-33—66 30-36—66 Marcel Siem Scott Jamieson 34-32—66 Andy Sullivan 32-34—66


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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Blood banks are declaring fewer critical shortages these days and in some cases cutting staff in response to dwindling demand for blood — the result of fewer elective surgeries being performed and medical advances that curb bleeding in the operating room. The nation’s bloodcollection system has undergone a dramatic change from just a decade ago, when agencies that oversee the blood supply worried whether they could keep up with the needs of an aging population. Now blood banks are making fewer but more targeted appeals for donations and reducing the size of their operations. Blood centers shifted “from a collect-as-muchas-you-can mentality to a collect-to-need mentality,” said Dr. Darrell Triulzi, medical director for the Institute for Transfusion Medicine in Pittsburgh and a former president of AABB, formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks. “They started collecting only what they needed. That’s new to the industry. We’re still learning how to do that well.” Job cuts have been a part of the process. The Indiana Blood Center announced in June that it would eliminate 45 positions in a restructuring that also involved reducing its mobile operations, closing a donor center and cutting other costs because demand from hospitals had fallen 24 percent from the previous year. The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks in Springfield, Mo., announced in March that it was cutting staff by nearly 18 percent. Blood centers in Florida, West Virginia and Connecticut have taken similar steps. The blood-collection system began changing dramatically with the Great Recession, when Americans who had lost their jobs and health insurance put off noncritical procedures. The need for blood is still falling even as the economy recovers. Demand dropped by 8.2 percent from 2008 to 2011 and continues to drop, according to a report by the AABB. Contributing to the decline are blood-management programs, which include collecting blood lost during an operation and returning it to the patient, maximizing hemoglobin levels to prevent anemia and using medications to reduce bleeding during surgery. Blood-management programs have been around for more than a decade, but have only started catching on in larger numbers in the past several years, Triulzi said. The AABB surveyed hospitals and blood centers about blood-management programs in 2011 and found nearly a third of hospitals surveyed had started such programs. Advances in surgical methods, including laparoscopic techniques that use small “keyhole” incisions, have also curbed the need for blood. Experts say that doesn’t mean there’s a blood glut, but there are fewer times when blood banks declare shortages and issue urgent pleas for donations, which were once commonplace. Instead, blood centers have altered their

approach, holding fewer drives and often targeting people with specific blood types. Some are even offering gas cards, T-shirts or the chance to win tickets to NFL football games as incentives. Type O Negative blood, for example, is the most sought-after because it can be transfused into any patient. It is frequently used in emergency situations before caregivers are able to determine the blood type of the recipient. Only about 7 percent of the population has O Negative blood, yet it makes up 13 percent of blood used by the Indiana Blood Center. “So we have to overcollect that blood group,” said Dr. Dan Waxman, the center’s executive vice president and chief medical officer. The South Bend Medical Foundation in Mishawaka in August flashed a message to passing motorists offering those with Type O blood a $10 gas card if they donated. Experts say there’s also strong demand for platelets, Type AB plasma, which is used in trauma and burn victims and cancer patients, and red blood cells, which are given to accident and gunshot victims and used in elective surgeries. “I hope that people don’t read that news and say, ‘Oh, there’s not a need for me.’ Because people need blood every single day,” said Barb Kain, spokeswoman for Blood Systems in Scottsdale, Ariz., which provides blood to hospitals in 18 states. The Indiana Blood Center recently declared a critical shortage, which Waxman said arose because summer is usually a slower time for donations. The center receives about 30 percent of its blood from high school and college students who are less likely to give during the summer. Donors at a recent blood-collection drive in Indianapolis say they don’t plan to change their habits. Chris Page, a 53-yearold military liaison for a job-placement company, said he used to contribute regularly but had not done so in a while. He decided to donate again after learning of a blood drive in his office building. “There’s always a need, and it’s something that’s replenishable,” he said. Jim Valmore, a 70-year-old retired electrical engineer from Indianapolis, started donating blood platelets 28 years ago when a secretary where he worked was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He donates every two weeks and has been honored by the Indiana Blood Center for giving 47 gallons of blood. “I do it just because I can. It doesn’t cost me anything. It takes a little bit of my time,” he said. “It’s like donating to any other cause. To me, it feels good to share what I can share.” Keeping donors like Page and Valmore in the pipeline is essential even with lower demand. Blood usually has a shelf life of 42 days, and some donated blood typically has to be discarded because of screening issues or other problems. Kain said the decrease in demand has strengthened the supply line. “The blood supply across the country is stronger than it has been in a long time,” she said. Associated Press Writer Rick Callahan in Indianapolis contributed to this report.

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HUBER HEIGHTS, 5851 Beecham Dr., Friday & Saturday 9:30-4:30. 26" flat screen TV 2 yrs old, very nice furniture, collectibles, toby mugs, antique doll clothes, costume jewelry, Pat Buckley moss framed prints, German steins, lots of kitchen items, lawnmower, full garage, holiday & MORE! Visit www.reclaimdayton.com for more info. TROY, 4107 North Piqua Troy Road, Friday & Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday Noon4pm, GREAT SALE!! BEAUTIFUL HOME!! Packed full of something for everyone!, Furniture, collectibles, cameras, snow blowers, home theater, toys, tools, bedroom, dining room, kitchen items, Pop up camper, so much more! ESTATE SALE BY GAYLE www.perkinsinteriors.com Yard Sale PIQUA 7858 Fessler Buxton Rd. Thursday thru Saturday 10am-? Humidifier. Antique clock. Kitchen Aid, chef chopper. Coats. House shudders. Glassware. Tables. Chest of drawers. Computer. Speakers. Clothing: Women's & children's. Nintendo with games. Antique chair. CASSTOWN 5104 East State Route 55 Friday and Saturday 9am-4pm NEW, USED, VINTAGE. Puzzles, books, adult clothing, lamps, jewelry, tack, linens, card, artwork, material, china, glassware, collectibles. No baby items. FREE STUFF. NO EARLY BIRDS!! NEW CARLISLE 7025 Tipp Elizabeth Road (corner of 201 and Tipp Elizabeth) Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 9am-6pm Antiques, sports collectibles, 500 plus books, sewing machines, filing cabinets, heaters, vacuum cleaners,aquariums equipment and supplies PIQUA 1011 Brook St. Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm. Pick-up trucks. Motorcycle parts. Tools. Golf cart. Miscellaneous. NO EARLY BIRDS! PIQUA 1700 New Haven Rd. Friday & Saturday 9am-? Tools. Refrigerator. Stove. New area rug. Heaters. Electric guitars. Camping & fishing items. DVD recorder. New remote start. Tires. Miscellaneous. PIQUA 3224 Sioux Dr. Thursday & Friday 8am-5pm. MOVING SALE! Formal dining set. Beds. Dressers. OSU comforter set. TV stand. Small appliances. Dishes. Chairs. Kitchen miscellaneous. Clothing. Toys. Tools. Baby items. PIQUA, 2936 Scinook Pass, Thursday & Friday 9-4pm Saturday 9-noon, patio furniture, table, chairs, entertainment center, miscellaneous household items.

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PIQUA 516 Hemm Rd. Friday 830am-4pm, Saturday 9am2pm. TV. Books. Videos & cabinet. DVD's. CD's. Small mantis tiller. Slightly used g a m e s . C h i l d r e n 's b o o k s . Toys. Blocks. Rocking horse. Floor lamp. Miscellaneous.

PIQUA, 624 South Sunset Drive, Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 8am-3pm, Large inventory of Nascar diecast, covers over 300 1/24 scale, hundreds of 1/32 scale, Nascar cards, Plenty of Nascar miscellaneous items, fishing & hunting items, toy tractors, household items, some furniture, clothing, assortments of everything and everything, No early birds! PIQUA, 650 Roosevelt Street, Thursday, Friday 9-4pm, table saw, washer, french doors, sweepers, antiques, 3 FAMILY SALE, lots of miscellaneous PIQUA, 911 Caldwell St (in rear), Thursday & Friday 9am5pm, Saturday 9am-12pm, all name brand clothing, girls 710, boys 4-8, juniors 0-8, Womens 14 & xlg shirts, shoes, home decor, baby items, carseat/ stroller combo PIQUA, 912 Falmouth Ave, (in Candlewood) Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm, 5 foot new counter top & stainless steel sink, 32" tv, file cabinets, new car stereo, miscellaneous PIQUA, 9156 Hetzler & 104 Second Street, Thursday & Friday 8am-?, Corner Cupboard, desk, dresser, Holiday decorations, Items for men, Knick knacks, exercise ball, shutters, truck camper shell, boat & trailer, Too Much to list!!! TROY 3415 Magnolia Drive, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm, Multi Family Moving sale! flooring tools, household goods, baby items, cds, books, miscellaneous TROY 931 Brookwood Dr. Saturday 9am-4pm. MOVING SALE! Wide assortment of items priced to sell! Coffee and donuts!

PIQUA 533 McKinley. Saturday 9am-3pm. Antique cupboard. New computer monitor. Lots of miscellaneous.

PIQUA, 1133 Van Way, Thursday, Friday 10am-5pm, Full size headboard, small new shelf, Christmas items, dishes, wall hangings, artificial tree & flowers, miscellaneous items, nice Misses/ Juniors size 1114, hoodies, prom & short formal dresses PIQUA, 1501 Madison Avenue, Thursday-Saturday 8-4pm, holiday decorations, clothes, fabric and sewing, furniture items, hand-tools, hardware, electrical appliances, pots/pans, yarn, totes, card and folding tables, Tupperware, household, nicknacks, fans/heaters, food saver machines, glassware/dishes, much more!! PIQUA, 1515 Stockham Drive, Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 9am-3pm, Sunday 1pm-4pm, Huge sale! downsizing, tools, solid oak queen bed, vanity, dresser, end table, couch & chair, Christmas items, home decor, small appliances, Lots more of everything!!

PIQUA, 213 Levering Drive, Saturday, 9am-4pm. One Day, Retired Teacher: Paperback books, Big Books, teaching supplies, manipulative materials, seasonal decorations and nylon flags, few toys, fleece throws, household miscellaneous. PIQUA, 217 E. North Street (in rear), Friday & Saturday 9am4pm, plus size, kitchen, crafts & books

PIQUA, 304 Brentwood, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9-6. Everything priced to sell! Duncan Phyfe dining set, antique solid maple dining set, antique & vintage mirrors, lots of vintage collectible dishes, vintage beer signs & mirrors, numerous 50s & 60s albums, like new adult bike, new Fiestaware, primitive shelf, TV with built-in stand, books, cassette tapes, garden items, too much to list! PIQUA, 411 North Main, Saturday 9am-4pm, 1 day sale, Vanity, hand tools, paint supplies, furnace filters, plumbing, electrical, lawn & garden supplies, Great deals! PIQUA, 471 E. Loy Rd, (TroySidney Rd to East Loy Rd). Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 9am4pm, Yard Sale/ Estate Sale, Furniture, Clothing, Appliances, Electronics, Household goods and More. PIQUA, 531 New Street, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 9am-5:30pm, Furniture, tools, ladders, some small appliances, brand new microwave, Kids & Adult clothing of all kinds, dishes, miscellaneous, come and see! Something for everyone!

PIQUA, 5811 North Washington Rd (corner of Drake), Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am2pm, quilts, Royal Palace rugs, tables, computer desk, all decorations, linens, flowers, NIB Hot Wheels, candles, dishes, dolls, New and Like new items, Clean Sale! Come see! PIQUA, 6930 Troy-Sidney Road, Friday, 10-6.

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We will be taking applications for Class A Drivers at the Comfort Inn 987 East Ash Street Piqua, OH on Saturday October 12th, from 8 am to 5 pm in the Miami Valley Room. Excellent opportunity for drivers with 2 years' experience and a clean MVR. Dedicated routes that are home daily. We reward our drivers with excellent benefits such as medical, dental, vision & 401K with company contribution. In addition to that we also offer quarterly bonuses, paid holidays and vacations. Government & Federal Jobs PROBATION – COURT SERVICES CLERK Miami County Municipal Court Provides general clerical support for the Municipal Court Probation and Court Services departments. Responsible for processing managing court records and reports to assist in the case management of adult offenders. Must have experience in detailed accounting practices. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office programs and demonstrate good record keeping. A post-secondary degree preferred. Deadline October 18, 2013 All interested applicants may acquire an application at:

AUTO SALES Voss Honda is currently seeking candidates for New Vehicle Sales. Automotive sales experience is preferred but we are willing to train the right individual. We offer a competitive salary, full benefits including 401k and the opportunity to grow with the area's leading automotive organization. Please apply in person to Keith Bricker at:

The Miami County Municipal Court Services Office at 215 W. Main St. Troy, Ohio 45373 Between 8am-4pm Monday-Friday Or At our Website; www.co.miami.oh.us Miami County is an EOE

VOSS HONDA 155 S. GARBER DRIVE TIPP CITY, OHIO Equal Opportunity and Drug Free Workplace LEGALS SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 13-176 Mainsource Bank vs. Keith L. Howard, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on November 6, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-090700 and N44-090680 Also known as: 615 Adam Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Twenty Seven Thousand and 00/100 ($27,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Alan M. Kappers, Attorney 10/04, 10/11, 10/18-2013 40503216

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 13-172 The Huntington National Bank vs. E. Thomas Rose, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on November 6, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Village of Covington, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: H19-001790 Also known as: 200 South High Street, Covington, Ohio 45318 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Forty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($45,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. David W. Cliffe, Attorney 10/04, 10/11, 10/18-2013 40503208

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 13-336 Mutual Federal Savings Bank vs. Judith Ann Cotrell, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on November 6, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-032110 Also known as: 709 Leonard Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Three Thousand and 00/100 ($63,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Keith M. Schnelle, Attorney 10/04, 10/11, 10/18-2013 40503256

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-608 Embrace Home Loans, Inc. vs. Amy J. Laughman, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on November 6, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-070820 Also known as: 911 Falmouth Avenue, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Forty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($45,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Manbir S. Sandhu, Attorney 10/04, 10/11, 10/18-2013 40503234


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Health, Dental & Life insurance, with Roth IRA package. Holiday, Vacation and Attendance bonus to those who qualify, Advances based on performance and attendance. Be prepared to take a weld test, Certifications not a requirement, Drug Free Workplace Elite Enclosure Co 2349 Industrial Drive Sidney, OH 45365 Apply in person 7:30am-2:30pm Monday-Friday

RECEPTIONIST/ ASSISTANT Needed for veterinary office. 25-30 hours per week, in our Piqua & St Paris offices. Great clients. Experience with Internet & Social media a Plus! Please bring resume to: Community Veterinary Clinic 1000 S. Main St. Piqua, Ohio

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Libya premier briefly abducted in sign of chaos Esam Mohammed Maggie Michael Associated Press

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan was abducted by gunmen who snatched him from his hotel and held him for several hours Thursday in apparent retaliation for a U.S. special forces raid that captured an al-Qaida suspect in the capital last weekend. The brazen abduction, which ended with Zidan’s rescue, underscored the lawlessness gripping Libya two years after the ouster of autocrat Moammar Gadhafi. The weak central government is virtually hostage to multiple, independent-minded militias — many of them made up of Islamic militants — that serve as security forces and hold sway across the country. The gunmen who abducted Zidan were believed to be militiamen, and it appeared he was freed when members of another militia stormed the site where he was being held. Thursday afternoon, after authorities announced he had been freed, Zidan spoke at a Cabinet meeting aired live on Libyan TV. He thanked those who helped free him but provided no details and avoided pointing fingers at those behind the abduction. “We hope this matter will be treated with wisdom and rationality, far from tension,” he said. “There are many things that need dealing with.” The incident raised alarm over the power that militias hold over government officials. The militias originated in the informal brigades of “revolutionaries” who fought Gadhafi’s forces in the 2011 revolt against his rule. Since Gahdafi’s ouster and death, the groups have resisted efforts to disarm them, multiplied in num-

ber and mushroomed in size. With the regular police forces and army weak and in disarray, the government has had to enlist some militias to act as security forces. But they often remain more loyal to their own agendas and commanders than the state, and many have hard-line Islamic ideologies sympathetic to alQaida. They frequently lash out at officials to get their way. Last month, the son of the defense minister was abducted, and there are frequent killings of security officials who cross militiamen. “The abduction is like the shock that awakened Libyans. Facts on the ground now are clearer than never before: Libya is ruled by militias,” said prominent rights campaigner Hassan al-Amin. The motive for Zidan’s abduction was not immediately known. But it comes after many Islamic miltiants and militias expressed outrage over the U.S. raid on Saturday that seized al-Qaida suspect Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his alias Abu Anas al-Libi. They accused Zidan’s government of colluding in the operation and allowing foreigners to snatch a Libyan from Libyan soil. The government said it had no knowledge of the raid. Before daylight Thursday, around 150 gunmen in pickup trucks laid siege to downtown Tripoli’s luxury Corinthia Hotel, where Zidan resides, witnesses told The Associated Press. A large group of them entered the building, some stayed in the lobby while others headed to Zidan’s residence on the 21st floor. The gunmen scuffled with the prime minister’s guards before they seized him and led him out at around 5.15 a.m., said the witnesses, speaking on

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Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan, left, gives a press conference after being rescued from gunmen who snatched him from his hotel early Thursday and held him for several hours. The brazen abduction, which ended with Zidan’s rescue, underscored the lawlessness gripping Libya two years after the ouster of autocrat Moammar Gadhafi. The weak central government is virtually hostage to multiple, independent-minded militias many of them made up of Islamic militants that serve as security forces and hold sway across the country.

condition of anonymity because they feared for their own safety. They said Zidan offered no resistance while he was being led away. The circumstances of his freeing were unclear. In the afternoon, government spokesman Mohammed Kaabar told the LANA new agency that Zidan had been “set free.” The brief report gave no further information. But it appeared Libyan forces had intervened in some way and that the abductors did not free Zidan voluntarily. A militia commander affiliated with the Interior Ministry told a private Libyan television station that members of a Tripolibased militia stormed the house where Zidan was held hostage and rescued him. Haitham al-Tajouri, commander of the so-called “Reinforcement Force,”

told Al-Ahrar television that his men exchanged fire with the captors but that Zidan was not hurt. “He is now safe in a safe place,” he said. His account could not be independently verified. Suspicion of who is behind the kidnaping fell on two state-affiliated agencies connected to militias — “the Revolutionaries Operation Room” and “the AntiCrime Department, which have been set up by Nouri Boushameen, president of the National Congress, or parliament. Boushameen later sought to distance himself from the abduction, telling a news conference that members of the two agencies who took part in the abduction would be punished. He said he visited the prime minister while in captivity and promised to resolve the crisis. U.S. Secretary of State

John Kerry said at a news conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, “It is clearly a situation that is still evolving. The Libyan prime minister to our understanding has been released. It our understanding that there has been no statement issued yet as to the who, what, why and how.” Zidan’s abduction came hours after he met Wednesday evening with al-Libi’s family. Al-Libi is alleged to be a senior al-Qaida member and is wanted by the United States in connection to the bombing of American embassies in Tanzania and Kenya in 1998, with a $5 million bounty on his head. U.S. officials say he is now being held on an U.S. warship. On Tuesday, Zidan said the Libyan government had requested that Washington allow alLibi’s family to establish contact with him. Zidan

insisted that Libyan citizens should be tried in their homeland if they are accused of crimes, stressing that “Libya does not surrender its sons.” Still, he said relations with Washington, a key ally of his government, would not be affected. Immediately after the raid, the Libyan government issued a statement saying it was carried out without its knowledge and asking Washington for “clarifications” about the operation. In Brunei, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the abduction and called it a “clear wake-up call” for countries undergoing democratic transitions. “It would be very important for the Libyan government and its leadership to ensure inclusive dialogue and rehabilitation so that all the people can join the process,” Ban said during an Asian summit.

Egypt’s first freely elected president, on July 3 after massive protests by millions demanding his removal and accusing the Islamists of trying to dominate the country. Since then, neither the military-backed civilian government nor the Brotherhood have shown any sign of compromise. Security forces have arrested more than 2,000 Brotherhood members, hundreds of Morsi supporters have been killed in police crackdowns on protests. Morsi himself will go on trial on Nov. 4 on charges he incited his followers to kill protesters during his year in office. The Islamists, in turn, have pushed ahead with protests demanding Morsi’s reinstatement in office. In its announcement Wednesday, the U.S. State Department did not provide a dollar amount of what was being withheld, most of it is linked

to military aid, but officials in Washington said the aid being withheld included 10 Apache helicopters at a cost of more than $500 million, M1A1 tank kits and Harpoon anti-ship missiles. The U.S. also is withholding $260 million in cash assistance to the government. The U.S. had already suspended the delivery of four F-16 fighter jets and canceled biennial U.S.-Egyptian military exercises. The military gave no immediate comment on the U.S. move, news of which broke too late to be included in Thursday newspapers in Cairo. One official said authorities were considering retaliatory actions against the United States, including possibly stripping U.S. warships from the preferential treatment in transiting the Suez Canal or curbing the use of the Egyptian air space by U.S. military aircraft. The partial aid freeze could also boost military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, now the most powerful man in the country after he removed Morsi. He has not ruled out a presidential run next year. In a country where anti-

U.S. sentiments run high, mostly over Washington’s perceived bias in support of Israel, anyone seen to be standing up to the United States gains in popularity. El-Sissi, a career, U.S.trained infantry officer, said in an interview with the Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper published Wednesday that Egypt would not tolerate pressure, “whether through actions or hints.” He said Egypt’s relations with the United States are “strategic” and founded on mutual interests. Egyptian media has for weeks adopted an editorial policy that is mostly hostile to the United States, propagating the assumption that Washington was sad to see Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood lose power and lambasting it for allegedly meddling in Cairo’s affairs. Former U.S. ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson has been a primary target for the media’s anti-U.S. campaign. She faced accusations of adopting a bias in favor of the Brotherhood and of trying to dissuade military chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi from

removing Morsi. “The popular mood does not seem to care” about the aid suspension, said Saad Eddin Ibrahim, a prominent Egyptian scholar who has a dualEgyptian-U.S. nationality. “As a matter of fact most Egyptians who can speak out feel ‘just as well, we would like to end this Catholic marriage with the U.S.,’” he told the Associated Press Television in an interview. Cairo’s close ties with the U.S. date back to the 1970s when Egypt became the first Arab nation to sign a peace treaty with Israel. The aid was supposedly Washington’s reward for Egypt’s commitment to peace after it fought four wars against Israel between 1948 and 1973. Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s toppled autocratic leader, jealously protected and maintained that that close relationship from the time he took office in 1981 and for the next 29 years. One goal of the revolution that toppled him was to end what many Egyptians see as Washington’s undue influence over Cairo’s policies under Mubarak.

Egypt decries US aid freeze, says it’s ‘incorrect’ Hamza Hendawi Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Thursday decried Washington’s decision to freeze a sizable chunk of its annual $1.5 billion aid to Egypt, saying the move was wrong and illtimed. In Egypt’s first public reaction, the Foreign Ministry said the American move raised questions about Washington’s commitment to supporting the Arab nation’s security goals at a time when it is facing terrorist challenges, a reference to a burgeoning insurgency by Islamic militants, some with al-Qaida links, in the strategic Sinai Peninsula as well as scattered attacks in other parts of the country. The U.S. announced the freezing of millions of dollars in aid, most of it meant for the armed forces, as a show of dis-

pleasure over the military’s ouster of President Mohammed Morsi and the subsequent crackdown on his Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist allies. Washington said the aid would be restored if “credible progress” was made toward setting up an inclusive, democratically elected government. In its statement, the Foreign Ministry said Cairo was keen to maintain good relations with Washington, but will independently decide its domestic policies. It also said Egypt will work to secure its “vital needs” on national security, a thinly veiled threat that it would shop elsewhere for arms and military hardware. The suspension is likely to further hike anti-U.S. sentiment in Egypt, fueling a perception that Washington has sided with Morsi and his Brotherhood. The military ousted Morsi,

Police re-arrest Pakistan’s Musharraf on new case Munir Ahmed Associated Press

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — A spokesman for Pakistan’s former president, Pervez Musharraf, says police have arrested him again. Mohammad Amjad said police Thursday arrested the former general for his alleged role in the death of a radical cleric killed

during a raid of a hard- of the cases in which he line mosque in Islamabad was arrested. 2007 that left His lawyers at nearly 100 people the time said he dead. would be able to go free as soon Musharraf has faced a host of as the paperlegal problems work was filed since returning to Thursday, but Amjad said with Pakistan in March the new arrest after four years in Musharraf he’ll continue to self-exile. But as of Wednesday he be held at his house in had received bail in three Islamabad.


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