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Favorite Hill to celebrate Red Ribbon Week Will E Sanders

Staff Writer

PIQUA — The week of Oct. 21 will be both a fun and educational one for the students at Favorite Hill Primary School, who will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week while at the same time learning a very important message about drugs and alcohol.

Favorite Hill Principal Mindy Gearhardt said the week serves as an excellent tool to raise awareness with students concerning drugs, alcohol and tobacco. “It’s an awareness campaign,” Gearhardt said of Red Ribbon Week. “We try to get them to think about the importance of staying off of drugs. It’s never too soon to start talking to students or children

of the importance of staying off of drugs, and the importance of not abusing alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.” But Red Ribbon Week also serves another important factor when it comes to raising awareness, the Favorite Hill principal said. “We want to let them know that we are thinking about them,” she said. “We want them to know we are here for

them and we want them to have the best opportunities available to them as they grow older. It’s important to make them feel like they are a part of the community.” The first national Red Ribbon Week was proclaimed by Congress in 1988 and President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan served as the first honorary chairpersons. Following the mur-

der of Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in 1985 at the hands of drug traffickers, the Red Ribbon campaign started with one primary reason in mind: to reduce the demand for illegal drugs and illegal use of legal drugs. Over the years the program has been praised as being an See RIBBON | Page 2

Business Expo draws crowd

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The 2013 Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce Regional Business Showcase drew a sizable crowd to Piqua High School on Thursday.

Government open again, Finding inspiration Keynote speaker says working for a greater cause motivating Obama bemoans damage Bethany J. Royer

Andrew Taylor Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government unlocked its doors Thursday after 16 days, with President Barack Obama saluting the resolution of Congress’ bitter standoff but lambasting Republicans for the partial shutdown that he said had dam-

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aged the U.S. economy and America’s credibility around the world. “There are no winners here,” Obama said just hours after signing a last-minute measure from Congress that was free of the Republican demands that had started the standoff. The deal allowed federal workers to return Thursday morning and headed off the threat that the nation would default on its debts, at least for this year. “The American people are completely fed up with Washington,” Obama said in stern remarks at the White House. The nation’s credit rating was jeopardized, economic growth and hiring were slowed and federal workers were temporarily deprived of paychecks, Obama said, all because of “yet another self-inflicted crisis.” In hopes of averting another standoff when

the just-passed measure runs out, Congress’ four top budget writers met over breakfast to begin new budget talks. Obama urged them to put aside partisan differences and brinkmanship tactics to find common ground. He also sought to assure governments and investors around the world that the “full faith and credit of the United States remains unquestioned.” “We’ll bounce back from this,” Obama declared. “We always do.” The House and Senate voted late Wednesday night to end the shutdown that began when Republicans tried unsuccessfully to use mustpass funding legislation to derail the president’s landmark health care law. Early Thursday, Obama signed the measure and See OBAMA | Page 2

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PIQUA — What really inspires you? A question brought before the attendees of the 17th annual YWCA Women of Excellence and the Young Woman of Tomorrow awards luncheon held at the Piqua Country Club Thursday, with keynote speaker Debbie Watts Robinson, CEO of Miami Valley Housing Opportunities. “On a personal level, I’ve been fortunate,” said Robinson. “I’ve always found that whatever work I was doing was enjoyable, I knew it was important and it was meaningful and I’m thankful for it. However, the work that I do every day now truly inspires me.” For Robinson, her inspiration comes from being a part of the Miami Valley Housing Opportunities (MVHO) in Montgomery County. The program aids communities most vulner-

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Susie Wise, RN, right, accepts the 2013 Woman of Excellence Award, from Donna DeBrosse, president of the board of directors for the Miami County YWCA, during a luncheon at the Piqua Country Club on Thursday.

able people, the homeless and disabled, those in need of stable housing support. She has been with the program since 2010, and has served nearly 1,000 individuals and families in the Miami Valley. Her vision, to see that

everyone can go home. “When you think of home, you think of a very special place, said Robinson. “I think everyone should have that opportunity.” While her work may not See WOMEN | Page 2

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2 Friday, October 18, 2013 Obituaries BARBARA C. CLICK TROY — Barbara C. Click, 85, of Troy, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at her residence after an extended illness. She was born on June 27, 1928, in Troy, to the late Frank and Ethel (Cruikshank) Werts. She was married to Harry ‘Pete’ Click, and he preceded her in death May 30, 1995. She is survived by her two sons and daughtersin-law, Stephen and Jane Laughman of Kentucky and Michael ‘Frog’ and Brenda Laughman of Troy; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Steve Purdity of Lima; seven grandchildren: Joey Laughman, Lisa Laughman, Jennifer Cabacar, Brian Laughman, Charles Freeman, Erica Woehrmayer, and Shannon Thompson; and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and her husband, Barbara was preceded in death by one son, Timothy, and her sister, Irene Laughman. She was a graduate of

Troy High School and a member of the First United Church of Christ, Troy. She was a former beautician with Ruby’s Beauty Salon and the former owner of Barbara’s Beauty Salon both in Troy. She retired after more than 10 years with Elder Beerman in Piqua, Ohio. Barbara had also provided hairdressing for Baird Funeral Home, Troy, for more than 40 years. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Riverside Cemetery Chapel, Troy, with interment to follow in Riverside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Miami Valley Chapter, 31 W. Whipp Road, Dayton, OH 45459 or Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, 3055 Kettering Blvd., Suite 400, Dayton, OH 45439. Friends may express condolences to the family through

Local Troy teen charged over pellet gun • Piqua Daily Call

Melanie Yingst

Staff Writer

TROY — The Troy Police Department has charged a 13-year-old eighth-grade student with conveyance of a weapon in a school safety zone and disorderly conduct after the teen allegedly waved an Airsoft pellet gun

at two teen girls as they walked home from school on Thursday. According to Sgt. Shawn McKinney, the 13-year- old juvenile boy allegedly waved the gun in front of the two females as they walked over the North Market Street bridge after school on Thursday. The gun turned out to

be an Airsoft pellet gun with its plastic orange indicator removed to make it look like a real hand gun, according to McKinney. According to witnesses, the boy also alledgedly made general threats to shoot people while he waved the gun around as the students walked home. McKinney said the

pellet gun was recovered at the teen’s foster parents’ home. Police were informed about the incident at approximately 6:30 p.m. after the girls’ parents returned home from work. The 1 3 - ye a r- o l d eighth grade student was charged and released to his foster parents on Thursday.

Students demonstrate 3-D printer

Piqua High School sophomore Tristan Latimer demonstrates a 3-D printer in the Piqua City Schools booth to visitors at the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce Regional Business Showcase in Garbry Gymnasium on Thursday. Mike Ullery | Daily Call

MARY ELLEN SMITH TROY — Mary Ellen Smith, 90, formerly of Troy; more recently of Tipp City, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at the Genesis Healthcare Troy Center. She was born on May 1, 1923, in Dayton, to the late Tyree Kidder and Sara Susan (Tolle) Kidder. Mary Ellen is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Sue and Wayne Wagner of Troy and Mary Lou DeHart and Jim Denning of Tipp City; her son, William E. Smith III of Watertown, N.Y.; grandchildren, David (Tina) Wagner, Tim (Tina) Wagner, Michael (Janet) DeHart, Michele (Bryan) Blake, Kelly Sales, Andrew Smith, William Smith, and Aaron Smith; great-grandchildren, Douglas Wagner; Arika Wagner; Meredith DeHart; Andrew DeHart; Caleb Blake; Luke Blake;

Josh Sales; Jason Sales; and Kimberly Sales. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, George Kidder, and former husband, William E. Smith II. Mary Ellen was formerly employed with the Sears Catalog Company, First National Bank, and Gables Restaurant in Troy. Services will be held at 12 p.m. Tuesday, at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. John Shelton officiating. Interment will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington, Ohio. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami Co., PO Box 502 Troy, OH 45373. Friends may express condolences to the family through

Obituary policy Please send obituary notices by email to Notices must be received by 3 p.m. the day prior to publication. There are no Sunday or Tuesday editions of the Piqua Daily Call. For more information, call 937-773-2721. Obituaries submitted by family members must be paid prior to publication.

Ribbon From page 1 “early and continued prevention effort” that is “crucial” in helping prevent youth from using drugs, alcohol and tobacco. Aside from taking part in the awareness campaign, the students will also get a chance to take part in theme days. On Oct. 21 students are encouraged to wear red to school and bring a canned food item to school for a local food pantry; Oct. 22 students will wear crazy or colorful socks; Oct. 23 is “I’m a Jean-ius, I’m Drug Free” day where students wear jeans to school; Oct. 24 is “Put a Cap on Drugs” and students are allowed to wear a hat to school; and Oct. 25 is “Team Up Against Drug” day where students will wear Red and Blue Piqua Indians gear or their favorite sports team gear. In addition, Gearhardt said, students will be involved with various classroom activities

Obama From page 1 sure and directed all agencies to reopen promptly. The government unlocked office doors, carried barriers away from national monuments and lifted entrance gates at parks across the country. The relief felt by furloughed federal employees was tempered by worry that the truce might not last much past the holidays. Congress approved government funding only through Jan. 15. To head off a default, the package gives the government the authority to borrow what it needs through Feb. 7. Treasury officials will be able to use bookkeeping maneuvers to delay a potential default for several weeks beyond that date, as they have done in the past. Among the maneuvers, officials can suspend contributions to one of the pension plans used by federal retirees. In the meantime, lawmakers will try to find agreement on how to replace this year’s across-the-board spending cuts with more orderly deficit reduction. “I hope this is the end of this,” said Vice President Joe Biden, who greeted workers returning to the Environmental Protection Agency with hugs, handshakes and muffins. But Biden acknowledged, “There’s no guarantees of anything.” The small group of lawmakers tasked with steer-

ing Congress out of three years of budget stalemates and standoffs offered no promises. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said the group’s goals were “to get this debt under control, to do smart deficit reduction and to do things that we think will grow the economy and get people back to work.” “We believe there is common ground,” Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash., said after their meeting. The impasse furloughed about 800,000 workers at its peak, before civilian Defense Department employees were called back. It closed down most of NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department and halted work not considered critical at other agencies. “We’re back from the #shutdown!” the Smithsonian Institution crowed on Twitter, announcing that museums were reopening Thursday. The U.S. Capitol’s visitor center planned to resume tours. “Closed” signs started coming down at national parks and offices across the nation, hours after the deal was sealed in Washington. Congress agreed to pay federal workers for the missed time. No such luck for contractors and all sorts of other workers whose livelihoods were disrupted.

“More business. More money,” cab driver Osman Naimyar said happily, noting the growing crowds of commuters on Washington streets. He lost about a fifth of his normal fares, he said, while federal workers stayed home and tourists disappeared from the National Mall. Standard & Poor’s estimated the shutdown has taken $24 billion out of the economy, and the Fitch credit rating agency warned Tuesday that it was reviewing its AAA rating on U.S. government debt for a possible downgrade. Obama and his Democratic allies on Capitol Hill were the decisive victors in the fight, which was sparked by tea party Republicans including Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. They prevailed upon skeptical GOP leaders to use a normally routine short-term funding bill in an attempt to “defund” the 2010 health care law known as “Obamacare.” “We fought the good fight. We just didn’t win,” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, conceded. He was given positive reviews from Republicans for his handling of the crisis, though it again exposed the tenuous grasp he holds over the fractious House GOP conference. Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona said the American people disapproved of how Republicans,

and also Democrats and the president, handled the budget gridlock. “Hopefully, the lesson is to stop this foolish childishness,” McCain said Thursday on CNN. The shutdown sent approval of the GOP plummeting in opinion polls and exasperated veteran lawmakers who saw it as folly. “It’s time to restore some sanity to this place,” House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers, R-Ky., said before the vote. The agreement was brokered by the Senate’s top Democrat, Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, and its Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. They stepped in after the House was unable to coalesce around a Republican-only approach. McConnell is up for reelection next year, and the tea party opponent he faces in the Republican primary issued a statement criticizing him for making the deal. “When the stakes are highest, Mitch McConnell can always be counted on to sell out conservatives,” Matt Bevin said. The Senate approved the legislation by an 81-18 vote. The House followed suit by a tally of 285-144, with 87 Republicans in favor and 144 against. Democrats unanimously supported the bill, even though it kept across-the-board funding cuts they opposed.

Robinson. “That’s an indicator to me that your work inspires you.” That work includes 2013 Woman of Excellence winner Melissa Romanoli, a procurement specialist at American Honda Motor Co., of Troy, who volunteers 40 hours per year through the company’s corporate program for non-profit organizations. Her inspiring efforts also include Relay for Life, Blue Star Mothers, Lunch Buddies, National Night Out, Make A Difference Day and many others. Meanwhile, 2013 Woman of Excellence winner Susie Wise, a professor of nursing at Edison Community College inspires through her work at the school, with the Health Partners Free Clinic, and as vice chair of the board of trustees for Hospice of Miami County.

The Young Woman of Tomorrow nominee, Annie Denlinger, is the senior class president at Troy High School, a member of the National Honor Society, Thespians and Lumberjack Club, and is involved with student government and the Clubhouse after school program at Ginghamsburg Church. These are but a few of the many contributions

the Women of Excellence and the Young Woman of Tomorrow nominees provide to their community, as Robinson stated upon reflection of a well-known marketing slogan to “Just do it” that everyone can find their IT. “Working for a greater cause motivates me, and drives me,” says Robinson. “And is a wonderful way to work.”


throughout the week. Gearhardt said the mixture of messages about drugs and alcohol and the theme days are great ways to get this very important message out to children. “Anytime you can reach and touch a kid’s life, I think it’s a merit to the program,” Gearhardt said. School officials also want parents to get involved, not only during Red Ribbon Week, but all year long by continually warning children of the dangers drugs present.

From page 1 be perfect, some days better than others, Robinson emphasized it energizes her, that it gives her peace and contentment. She recommends others work with inspiration, too. To do whatever it is they can and for all the people they can, whether in big ways or little, as every effort counts, and to do so is to find your IT or inspirational task. Something she pointed out as the Women of Excellence and Young Woman of Tomorrow nominees having discovered through their work and in doing so were inspirations to their communities: Melissa Romanoli, of Troy, Susie Wise, of Piqua, and Annie Denlinger, of Troy. “You are an inspiring group of women, you have a desire to make the world a better place, your bios clearly indicate your commitment to serve,” said

The YWCA Piqua Women of Excellence and the Young Woman of Tomorrow program was created to recognize the talented and caring women and girls in their career and/or community activities. Nominations are accepted from across the county of women who show: •Qualities of leadership •High level of achievement Nominations are reviewed and selected by an independent panel of judges.

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Friday, October 18, 2013


FFA holding annual fruit sales Mostly sunny, seasonably cool CASSTOWN — The Miami East-M VC TC FFA Chapter is now holding their annual Fruit Fundraiser. The Miami East FFA will be selling Washington Red Delicious apples, Washington Golden Delicious apples, Ohio Red Delicious apples, Ohio Golden Delicious apples, navel oranges, tangelos, pears, pine -

apples, pink grapefruit, mixed fruit, and peanuts. The fruit is sold in full and half boxes. FFA members are also offering a variety of cheeses, including colby, Swiss, marble, pepper jack, and horseradish, ring-bologna, large and small fruit gift baskets, and BBQ sauces. Additionally, FFA is offering Jack

Link’s Beef Steaks in original or teriyaki flavors. The money raised from this fundrasier will be used to sup port FFA members in their community service projects, leadership development, and agricutlure awareness programs. Miami East-MVCTC FFA chapter will be sell-

ing from now through Nov. 15. Delivery will Skies become mostly sunny today. Rain returns on be the first full in Saturday and temperatures fall into the 50s for highs. December. If you want High 63, Low 40 to buy fruit there will be FFA members travelling throughout the community. If an FFA member doesn’t contact you, feel free to call Miami East High School, at 335-7070 ext. 3212. Thanks for Chance Mostly your support. of rain sunny

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Ohioans urged to be alert for deer on roadways COLUMBUS – Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor is asking Ohio drivers and motorcyclists to be alert for deer while navigating the state’s roadways. Fall is the peak season for deer related crashes in the state. Taylor also urges people to conduct an insurance review with their agent to ensure they have the appropriate coverage if they strike a deer. “This is the time of year when we see an increase in the number of deer related accidents,” Taylor said. “Drivers should be extra cautious in the morning and early evening, and check to make sure they have the appropriate level of insurance coverage.” Taylor said that some Ohioans may not be aware that the collision portion of an insurance policy’s physical damage cover-

age does not include deer-vehicle collisions. It’s actually the other than collision or comprehensive coverage portion that pays to repair this type of damage. For consumers who only have a liability policy, any damage to the vehicle would not be covered by insurance. These different components of auto insurance are explained in the Department auto insurance consumer guide, available at The impact of a deer hitting your vehicle can cost thousands of dollars to repair, depending on the size of the animal, how fast the vehicle is moving and the type of vehicle. To make sure you are financially protected, work with your agent to determine the adequate levels of coverage. A higher deductible generally

means a lower premium but you have to pay more out of pocket if an accident does occur. To help stay safe on the road, Taylor asks Ohioans to wear a seat belt as required by state law and drive at a safe, sensible speed, particularly in areas with deer-crossing signs. For more safety tips on avoiding deer, visit the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s website at www. Ohioans with insurance questions can call the Department’s consumer hotline at 1-800-686-1526. Insurance information, including the Department’s auto insurance consumer guide, is also available at You can follow the Ohio Department of Insurance on twitter @OHInsurance and on Facebook at www.facebook. com/OhiDepartmentofInsurance.



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Morgan Fairchild Age: 11 Birthday: Oct. 18 Parents: Melissa Brown and David Fairchild, both of Piqua Grandparents: Michael Brown of Covington, Peggy Hartzell of Piqua, Dennis and Eloise Fairchild of DeGraff

Police Reports Oct. 16

Assist citizen: Po l i c e responded to the 100 block of St aunton Street on a report that a tree lowered wires over the roadway. The street department arrived at the scene and the wires were removed from the roadway. The tree was removed. Police investigation: Police responded to the intersection of South Roosevelt and Commercial Street after a “ loud gunshot or explosion” was heard in the area. The area was checked and police

were unable to locate anything suspicious. Theft: Police responded to the 800 block of West Ash Street after the victim reported documents involving her children were taken from her residence. U n r u l y j u ve n i l e : Po l i c e responded to the Mote Park Community C e n t e r, 635 Gordon St., on the report of a fight. Those involved were warned. Later in the evening police again responded to the area for a similar call. Fraud: Police responded

TROY – The UVMC Volunteer Auxiliary will hold a book sale Oct. 21-24 in the UVMC Cafeteria. The sale offers savings of up to 70 percent on new, premium-quality hardcover books. Proceeds benefit

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to KFC, 1251 East Ash St., after a customer came into the store and attempted to pass a fake $100 bill. The bill was found to be one of the new bills and was not fake. Assault: Police responded to the Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St., after a complainant reported that while walking towards the library he approached a white vehicle. Three white males in the vehicle got out and asked the complainant not to touch the vehicle before assaulting him.

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Snobs about jobs The near-three years I either side of the fence spent as a stay-at-home I thought I’d heard it all mom (SAHM) was an up until this point. So eye-opener. A time when curious on the deciding I was also an factors as to independent what consticontractor tutes a “real” with a comjob I began pany out of an Internet Massachusetts search and which allowed came across for monetary the followcontributions ing post on a to the family social media bills with no website: worry over bethany j. royer $ 1 1 , 0 0 0 : a work wardWhat a typiColumnist robe, wear/ cal fast-food tear/gas for the car or employee earns in a year. babysitters. $25,000: Approximate My solitary finger- daily salary of a fastwaving during hectic food CEO. morning commutes The conversations curbed. that followed, while not Sounds great until word-for-word, boiled the social experiment, down to titles and how if you will, began with much money was being comments received from made as factors for a both sides of the fence “real” job. Completely during my SAHM expe- overlooking the original rience. Fence side expo- post that high-lights the sure being a pervasive growing divide of wealth theme in my life, howev- in this country —another, quips made by those er story, another day. who held fast to SAHM What I want to know cliches was exhausting. is, when did we become Their theories being I such snobs about jobs? wasn’t doing anything As a teen I’d a front row save reading trashy seat to my blue-collar romance novels and eat- parents moving the faming ice cream all day. ily into a predominately Never mind it is a well- white-collar neighborknown fact that I hate hood. An impending romance novels. Thus I neighbor of the latter quickly learned empathy felt we shouldn’t be and an appreciation for there due to our disother SAHMs dealing tinctive blue-collar-ness. with similar insults. Fast forward 25 years The other side of the and it is a healthy mix of fence wasn’t any rosier. the two, however, I don’t Comments from those know if that is irony or who knew I worked from will eventually be told home felt my paycheck it’s not a “real” neighbordid not count since I hood? hadn’t the need to fight So what is a “real” traffic to reach a brick job? Is it a title or how and mortar establish- the paycheck is earned? ment. If a person makes good In short, I could not money from a homepull off a Charlie Sheen based business is it still winning, nothing I did a “real” job? Or does it was construed as work only count as “real” if or even a “real” job. you are sitting in a chair It was frustrating, but that doesn’t belong to after the Big D in 2010, you? things got really interNote to self: If ever esting. home-employed again As I began to send steal the neighbor’s my résumé out into the office chair. world many advised What about the SAHM not to be picky about tending to the house and where I applied because kids or the person writbeing employed was the ing local news versus imperative. Made sense the one who just disuntil I was told while it covered the location of was OK to apply for any Jimmy Hoffa’s remains? job available some jobs Something my blue-colwere not “real” jobs only lar maternal grandfather mere stepping stones to would have loved as he the “real” thing. Quotes in this case always said the most only begin to emphasize secure job in the world my growing frustration. was grave digging. I realize this isn’t For while I’ve been brick grave digging, of course, and mortar employed for several years now I but I would be forced to was recently informed ask if that’s a “real” job? my job is a figment of my imagination. It’s not a “real” job. After so much experience on

Bethany J. Royer is the mother of two munchkins and third-year psychology student. She can be reached at

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Celebrating Ohio manufacturing For much of the 20th and 21st Centuries, paths in science, technology, engineering the many sectors of the manufacturing and math fields. These are high-paying, industry served as the backbone of Ohio’s highly skilled jobs that offer our young economy. This history includes a strong tra- adults great opportunities to earn a living dition of hard work and great pride in what and provide for their family. we’ve created right here in the Buckeye Given the many opportunities available in State. the manufacturing industry, it may be diffiToday, the manufacturing industry has cult to believe that one of the biggest issues changed through advancements facing manufacturers today is an in technology, but remains as inability to find qualified applistrong as ever. In fact, 2013 cants for open jobs. It is critical brings with it a manufacturing that we not only provide training industry with a wide range of opportunities that align with the career possibilities for Ohio’s needs of the industry, but we young people as well as those must reverse the negative image who are looking for a new career. that persists and spark an interI frequently hear from manuest amongst our young people in facturers who struggle with the manufacturing careers. sometimes-negative image of This industry is poised for Sen. Bill Beagle dark shop floors, dirty factories growth and positioned to lead and long hours that have historiOhio’s economic recovery in the Guest Columnist cally accompanied thoughts of years to come, but this growth manufacturing. For this reason, sometimes cannot happen unless our state has the parents see this industry as a less-desirable qualified workforce to fill the jobs that option for their children. would be created. In reality, modern manufacturing is a October is the second annual “Ohio clean, precise and highly advanced career Manufacturing Month,” and this past field. Friday, I spent the day touring a number Manufacturing in the modern world is of our local manufacturing companies, and innovative, technical and challenging, and was amazed at what is happening inside there are many great jobs available. Jobs these facilities. I encourage everyone to in manufacturing today often require edu- explore the opportunities that exist in this cation and training beyond simply a high critically important sector of Ohio’s econoschool diploma, but not necessarily a four- my. Join me in celebrating Ohio’s rich hisyear degree. Many offer exciting career tory in manufacturing this month.

Letters to the Editor

Writer questions where the $1m went To the Editor: On July 17, 2012, the Miami East School Board informed the taxpayers the substantial cost savings of $1 million from the funding of the new high school would be returned to them. Then on Oct. 15, 2012, over a year ago, it was reported the Quandel Group initiated the start of the close-out process for the high school construction project. Has that process been finalized yet? At the present time, we have not been provided with any information on how that $1 million was budgeted and for what. If the money is still available, I suggest

the Miami East teachers and staff (excluding the superintendent and administrators) be given bonuses for their hard work and dedication. As a Miami East taxpayer, I am willing to give them my share of the $1 million. With what has transpired, why can’t the school board and superintendent be more transparent and accountable dealing with this transaction? Why so secretive in explaining what this $1 million was used for or will be used for? Bonnie Sullenberger Fletcher

Communities unite to improve health with cancer study To the Editor, Cancer is a word heard too often, at the workplace and in our community. That’s why we’re coming together to fight back with our long-time partner the American Cancer Society by encouraging those from the Upper Miami Valley to take part in Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). As part of our continued support for the American Cancer Society, we are pledging to support this research that will lead to cancer prevention and better treatment protocols. Our goal is to enroll more than 222 participants in the Upper Miami Valley area, who will join an estimated 300,000 men and women in the study nationwide. This fight is personal for all of us. Our associates and leaders include many whose lives have been touched by cancer, and we believe this is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference. Previous Cancer Prevention Studies have led to discoveries such as the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, and the role obesity plays in the risk of more than 10 different types of cancers. CPS-3 will build on evidence from previous research, and help bring us closer to eliminating cancer as a major health burden for this and future generations. Because unlocking the mysteries of cancer means so much, we encourage anyone eligible to join us at three local enrollment

sites October 22, 23 and 24 in Miami County. Individuals between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer can sign up. Those who enroll will simply fill out a comprehensive survey about health history, provide a small blood sample (to be collected by trained phlebotomists), and provide a waist measurement. Participants will periodically be sent a follow-up questionnaire over the next 20 to 30 years, which will equate to approximately eight hours of your time. Information is strictly in accordance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule. What we learn from this study will reshape the impact of cancer on countless lives every year, not just in the Miami Valley but nationwide. For more information and to schedule your appointment, visit or email or call 1-888-6045888. Thank you for your support in creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Sincerely, Rebecca Rice, Vice President of Operations Upper Valley Medical Center Tom Szafranski, President ITW Food Equipment Group Cristobal Valdez, EdD President Edison Community College

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n Miami County Commissioners: John “Bud” O’Brien, Jack Evans and Richard Cultice, 201 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373 440-5910; 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. 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; n Jon Husted, Secretary of State, 180 E. Broad St. 15th floor, Columbus, OH 53266-0418 (877) 767-6446, (614) 466-2655

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., on space race: An American original passed away last week, a man who was a household name for a generation raised in an era when outer space was brought closer to earth and anything seemed possible. Scott Carpenter, one of NASA’s original Mercury 7 astronauts, died Thursday at age 88. He was the fourth American in space and second to orbit the globe after John Glenn, who at 92 is the only surviving member of the group that included Gordon Cooper, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton. Those who read the book or saw the movie “The Right Stuff” know the story of a handful of gutsy, daredevil test pilots who willingly became America’s first guinea pigs in the space race with the Russians. They were “Spam in a can” with no assurances of survival amid the breakneck advancements that hurtled them into the heavens. And in the case of Grissom and many others since, lives were indeed lost in the effort. It was a remarkable time in which a charismatic president welcomed a new era of modern marvels by promising to reach the moon within a decade, a bold challenge considering we had only begun to create the intricate technological systems needed for such a mission. Yet our nation embraced such endeavors, from space travel to self-cleaning ovens, with an eye toward the future. … Fast-forward to today. We now see our nation locked in a death grip of political gridlock, unable to join hands on any issue, much less venture to new worlds. There is no rallying point like the space program to bring us together; our arguments these days are over earth-bound concerns like budgets, health insurance and life’s other necessities. Even then, we have few leaders with the vision to conquer new frontiers, mostly self-serving ideologues eyeballing polls and the next election rather than the cosmos. If the space program was a validation of what we can do as a nation when the people and their leaders unite behind a common goal, today’s standoff in Washington reflects the opposite end of that spectrum. … Godspeed to Astronaut Carpenter and his Mercury pioneers who went before him. They embodied the best of us then, and their brand of courage and daring would be a welcome antidote to our present-day torpor. In fact, a little more of the “right stuff” these days might just be the cure for what ails us.


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Edison Stagelight Players presents Pride & Prejudice

PIQUA — The Edison Stagelight Players will perform Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, adapted by Jon Jory, beginning Oct. 25 and running through Nov. 3. All performances will be held in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus. Pride & Prejudice, perhaps Jane Austen’s most revered and celebrated novel, focuses on Elizabeth Bennet and her four sisters, and their mother who is desperate to see them married into financial security – there being few if any viable options for young women during the early Nineteenth Century. The novel follows Lizzy as she navigates the complex world of social barriers, pressures and obligations that comprised the culture of upper class Regency England, and is confronted with a puzzle in the personage of one Mr. Darcy. Their relationship becomes the axis on which the novel’s themes and social mores, marriage and the importance of seeing past one’s own biases and coming to a fuller knowledge of oneself revolve. Director Emily Beisner is very excited about producing an adaptation of Jane Austen’s most prized works. “Incidentally, this year marks the bicentennial of when the novel

was first published back in 1813,” said Beisner. “After 200 years, Jane Austen’s novel is still holding strong as one of her most popular works of literature.” Jane Austen incorporates many themes in Pride & Prejudice, the most popular being social class. “In a way, she pokes fun of the higher class and how ridiculous they acted in regards to marriage and social standing,” added Beisner. “She uses her conversations to illustrate that of the higher class.” The performance features classical music along with a wide array of costumes designed by Edison faculty member, William Loudermilk. This show is sure to immerse audiences into the world of Elizabeth Bennet during 19th Century England. Tickets for the show are seven dollars for adults, five dollars for students and three dollars for seniors and can be purchased at the door. Children under 12 are free. Shows will run Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. For further information contact Karen Baker at 937-381-1502 or


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Diablo Cody brings complex women to life onscreen Sandy Cohen

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Diablo Cody’s real life story almost sounds like a movie she might write: A dynamic young woman with a unique voice wins an Oscar for her first screenplay, is at once embraced and vilified by the media, and then emerges with more opportunities and greater selfassurance than before. Today, though, Cody is apologetic, and a tad frazzled. She arrives 45 minutes late for an interview, having thought it was the next day. The 35-year-old bounds into a nondescript tavern down the street from Universal Studios for happy hour, fresh faced in a Grateful Dead T-shirt and jeans, her red bob still slightly damp from the shower. She hugs the reporter she’s meeting for the first time and offers a string of sorrys. “I’m a Midwesterner,” she says. “This kind of tardiness is unacceptable.” Very un-celebrity-like, Cody arrives without a publicist or assistant, since she has neither, and settles onto a barstool to discuss her directorial debut, “Paradise,” which is in theaters Friday. After a Hollywood crash course that began with her best screenplay Oscar for 2007’s “Juno” and continued with a TV deal with Steven Spielberg and two more movies, it was time

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to try directing. Her challenge, like that of her protagonist in “Paradise”: To discover her central character. “I want to believe that you can maintain your essential core and hang onto your innocence in a way — even if your body is burned, even if you get pregnant as a teenager, even if you’re a stripper, even if you win an Oscar with your first screenplay,” she said, referring to personal experiences. “I feel like human beings have a pretty amazing, resilient spirit and you can get through a lot of (stuff) and become the best version of yourself.” After Cody captivated Hollywood with “Juno,” people pressed her to direct, but she wasn’t driven to try it. She’d never made a short film or helmed an episode of the TV show she created, “United States of Tara.” She didn’t feel she had to. “I’ve worked with directors who were really respectful of my scripts and who involved me in the filmmaking process, so I used to say I had a good racket going,” she said. “All I had to do was write the script, and then I got to sit back and take credit for these amazing films.” But, “this was my fourth feature I’m getting made — I’m very lucky — and at this point, I almost felt like I was avoiding it (directing).”

“Paradise,” which she also wrote, stars Julianne Hough as Lamb Mannerheim, a small-town religious girl whose faith is challenged after a disfiguring accident leaves her covered with burn scars. Lamb sets out to experience all she’s been sheltered from, so she heads to Las Vegas, where she meets a pair of nightclub workers (Octavia Spencer and Russell Brand), who accompany her as she checks off a list of “sins” such as drinking, gambling and dancing. Making the film coincided with Cody’s second pregnancy, which compounded an already challenging task. Cody also had her 18-month-old son in tow as she directed her cast and crew through 26 days of shooting in New Orleans and Las Vegas. “I don’t recommend it,” she said, though it does make the filmmaking/giving-birth comparison particularly apt. “During pre-production, I was in my first trimester. During the shoot, I was in my second and then during post, I was in my third,” she said. “Then I had the baby and delivered the movie. … The metaphor is so on the nose that it’s almost lame.” She’s grateful for the opportunity and experience, but found directing only reaffirmed her love of writing. “I’m not thinking about what’s the next thing

I’m going to direct,” she said. “I really don’t feel that I will.” Instead, she’s hoping for a green light on her script for a musical version of “Sweet Valley High,” which she says already has a director and songwriters interested. In addition, she has another script finished and a talk-show pilot that she’s proud of. Cody is also working on another book, a follow-up to her 2005 memoir “Candy Girl,” this one a collection of stories about her experiences in Hollywood. And if her plate isn’t full enough, Cody says she is looking to develop a TV series for Fox with “The O.C.” creator Josh Schwartz called “Prodigy,” a drama about a teenage female genius who “gets sucked into this glamorous world of crime and debauchery.” Then there’s Cody’s work secretly rewriting scripts. “They basically always just want me to Juno-ize the girlfriend,” she said. It’s fun and well paid, but frustrating: “All I can do is add dimension, where what I would like to do is make the female the protagonist.” Cody is particularly good at that, notes Hough. “She just has a knack for writing complex, real, relatable and ballsy characters,” Hough said. “I really do think she is the women’s voice of our generation.”

Director Bay attacked on ‘Transformers’ set in HK Associated Press

HONG KONG (AP) — Hollywood director Michael Bay was attacked and slightly injured Thursday on the set of the fourth installment of the “Transformers” movie series currently filming in Hong Kong, police said. A Hong Kong police spokeswoman said two brothers surnamed Mak who own a shop near the movie set approached Bay and demanded 100,000 Hong Kong dollars ($13,000). When Bay refused to pay, they assaulted him, she said. The brothers

also allegedly assaulted three police officers who were called to the set. The spokeswoman said Bay suffered a minor injury to his face but declined medical treatment. She spoke on customary condition of anonymity. The two men, aged 27 and 28, were arrested and face charges of blackmail, assault and assaulting police officers, she said. Paramount Pictures gave a somewhat different account of the incident, which it said occurred on the film’s first day of production in Hong Kong.

It said in a statement that a man allegedly under the influence of a narcotic substance rushed onto the set wielding an air conditioning unit and swung it at Bay’s head. It said Bay ducked and wrestled the air conditioning unit away from the man. Police arrested the man and two companions, and no one on the set was injured, Paramount said. “Transformers 4: Age of Extinction” is partly set in Hong Kong. It stars Mark Wahlberg and is to be released next June.

Sibs are hurt by Grandpa playing favorites Dear Abby: My sisters and I just realized after comparing notes that our grandfather, who has been giving us an allowance for many years, gives each of us a different amount. We don’t understand why he would do that unless he is playing favorites. Mom says it’s because he’s allowed to give each of us a certain amount per year for tax purposes, but it still doesn’t explain why the amounts are all different. We are a year apart in age, and the differences are substantial. Mom said Grandpa does this with her brothers and sisters, too. Why wouldn’t he give each of us the same amount so that it doesn’t cause hard feelings? I know it’s his money to do with as he pleases and we’re lucky to get any at all, but knowing this has caused hurt feelings. We don’t feel comfortable asking him, but we’d like to understand. What can we do? — Lacking “Why” Dear Lacking “Why”: Having never met your

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together he gave me many gifts of jewelry. Yesterday when I was dressing to go out, I started to put on a necklace that went with my outfit, then hesitated because it had been a gift from him. I knew I’d be seeing him that evening and that I would be meeting his new girlfriend. Would it have been OK to wear the necklace? Most of the things he gave me were animalrelated because he knew I love animals. If someone asks me where I got it, as they often do, what should I say? I don’t want to jeopardize the friendship we have or my potential friendship with his girlfriend. — Mixed Up in the South Dear Mixed Up: An appropriate answer would be, “It was given to me by a friend.” Your question implies that you decided against wearing the necklace that day, and I think you used good judgment.



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grandfather, I can’t my ex comes across as speculate about what his toxic. Any suggestions? motives might be. While — Conflicted Father in it’s not a good idea to Northern Virginia Dear Conflicted look a gift-grandpa in the mouth, the only way Father: There is nothyou’re going to get the ing you can do to control your ex’s behavior. answers you and But you are right your sisters are to try to minimize looking for would the impact on be to ask him. your little girl. Do However, if you not allow her to do, make sure to be caught in the phrase the quescrossfire of your tion in a nonconanger and her frontational way — and be prepared Dear Abby mom’s defensivefor whatever his Abigail Van ness. While I, too, question your ex’s answer might be. Buren judgment in marDear Abby: I am the rying someone she has 49-year-old single dad of known for only a short an incredible 7-year-old time, there is nothing to daughter. I have been sep- be gained by “spewing arated from her mother toxin.” In your interacfor four years. Since that tions with your ex, think time my ex has had a before you speak, count few relationships, one of to 10 to mellow your tone which produced another and focus on the fact that YOU are the stabilizing child. Three months ago she force in your child’s life. met a new man and has It’s your job to remain decided to get married, strong and steady. even though their courtDear Abby: I recently ship has been brief. I’m trying to minimize the broke up with a man I impact on our daughter, had dated for more than but everything I say to two years. While we were


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Florida bullying case raises questions for parents Tamara Lush Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — When two girls, aged 12 and 14, were arrested in a bullying-suicide investigation in Florida, many wondered: Where were their parents and should they be held responsible? The mother and father of the older girl went on national TV and defended their daughter — and themselves. They said they often checked their daughter’s social networking activity and don’t believe their daughter bullied Rebecca Sedwick to suicide, as authorities have charged. Whether or not you believe the family, experts say parents should use Rebecca’s case to talk to their children.

“Sit down and say, ‘I know most kids won’t tell their parents, but tell me what you would want from me if you were being cyberbullied,’” said Parry Aftab, a New Jersey-based lawyer and expert on bullying. She advocates a “stop, block and tell” approach. “Don’t answer back, block the cyberbully online and tell a trusted adult,” Aftab said. In Rebecca’s case, she did talk to her mother about the bullying and even changed schools, yet the tormenting continued online, authorities said. About a month ago, Rebecca decided she couldn’t take it anymore and jumped to her death at an abandoned concrete plant. It was a Facebook comment over the weekend that Polk County Sheriff

Grady Judd said led him to arrest the girls. He repeated the online post from the older girl almost word for word at a news conference Tuesday. “‘Yes, I bullied Rebecca and she killed herself but I don’t give a …’ and you can add the last word yourself,” Judd said. The sheriff was aggravated the girl’s parents allowed her access to social networks after Rebecca’s death and said he made the arrest so she wouldn’t bully anyone else. In an interview with ABC News that aired Wednesday, the 14-yearold’s parents said their daughter would never write something like that and the girl’s Facebook account had been hacked, a claim police don’t believe. “My daughter don’t

deserve to be in the place she’s in right now and I just hope that the truth comes to the surface so we can get out of this nightmare,” her father told ABC News. A day earlier, he told The Associated Press by phone: “My daughter’s a good girl and I’m 100 percent sure that whatever they’re saying about my daughter is not true.” The girls were charged as juveniles with thirddegree felony aggravated stalking. The sheriff said even if they are convicted, they probably won’t spend time in juvenile detention because they don’t have a criminal history. He identified the girls and showed their mug shots during the news conference, but AP generally does not name juveniles charged with

crimes. Police also considered charging the parents, but so far can’t prove complacency or that they knew about the bullying, sheriff ’s spokesman Scott Wilder said Wednesday. Authorities said about a year ago, the bullying began after the 14-yearold girl started dating Rebecca’s ex-boyfriend. The older girl threatened to fight Rebecca while they were sixthgraders at Crystal Lake Middle School and told her “to drink bleach and die,” the sheriff said. She also convinced the younger girl to bully Rebecca, even though they had been best friends. Judd said the younger girl had shown remorse while the older one was “very cold, had no emotion at all upon her arrest.”

The younger girl’s father told ABC News he wished he could have done more. “I feel horrible about the whole situation,” he said. “It’s my fault, maybe that I don’t know more about that kind of stuff. I wish I did.” He did not return a telephone call from AP. David Tirella, a Tampa attorney who has represented the families of bullying victims in lawsuits against schools, said the publicity over Rebecca’s case and the charges may further awareness in a way that few cases have in the U.S. “Victims are being empowered, families are talking about it,” said Tirella, who is also a Stetson University law professor. “We took a big step forward in Florida to help protect victims.”

American teens like no other

The “their biology makes them do insensitive, and disrespectful? What it!” hypothesis concerning the oft- about teens 50-plus years ago? We horrid behavior of today’s teens keeps did not slam doors, isolate ourselves on rolling along, charming parents of in our rooms, refuse to interact with said teens into the comforting belief family members for days at a time, that said behavior has absolutely or engage in the sort of narcissistic nothing to do with their parenting. drama that characterizes so many The most recent example appeared of today’s adolescents. Neither did as a Oct. 16, Wall Street Journal arti- teens in the 1830s, whom Toqueville, cle that reviewed a study in “Democracy in recently published in the America,” described as journal Developmental trustworthy, hard-workPsychology. It’s now ing, responsible memclear, says said article, bers of their communithat “the brain regions ties. that support social cogIt is also well known nition”—those that supthat brain structures port the development of and functionality reflect empathy—“continue to prior training. I am led, Living With Children change dramatically” durby the preponderance of ing the teen years. That evidence contradicting John Rosemond means they aren’t fully the research in question, developed. to conclude that teens Given that there are plenty of chil- who are self-dramatic, disrespectful, dren who enter the teen years with and lacking in empathy are the prodwell-developed empathy, do not bully uct of precisely what the study’s other children, are not petulant, authors say they are not: homes in moody, disrespectful of authority, and which they have been pampered, otherwise horrid, the study in ques- spoiled, entitled, and told that the tion is nothing but the latest exercise only people on the planet who really in academic mumbo-jumbo by the matter are them. Of significance are folks who want you to believe the consistent research findings to the deterministic myth that bad behavior effect that high self-esteem — the is the result of things like hormones, brass ring of American parenting biochemical imbalances, and inad- since the early 1970s — is incompatequate blood supply to the left fron- ible with empathy and respect for tal lobe, all, of course, the result of others and that bullies have high selfgenes (which were inherited from the esteem. child’s father). One trains a child to pay attention I recently spoke with an individual and respond functionally to the needs who has spent a good amount of of others. That does not happen magitime working with youth in African cally. Historically, such social training villages, where one teacher is often involved rigorous teaching of social found teaching close to 100 children. courtesies, a.k.a. good manners. The During her tenure in these villages, fact is that all too many of today’s my friend saw but one child whose parents are too busy running their classroom behavior was out of line. children from one extracurricular The Wall Street Journal says “The activity to another to spend adequate teen years are often fraught with time teaching them that the world door-slamming, eye-rolling, and seem- doesn’t revolve around them, that ing insensitivity….” Correction: That other people matter. The researchers would be teenagers in the United in question propose to let these parStates, and not all of them by any ents off the hook. means. Their attempt at parenting absoluDo teens in Africa have abnormal tion makes no sense, but it will sell. biology? How about those American teens who are not petulant, moody, Family psychologist John Rosemond can be found on the web at and

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Bats and things that go “bump” in the night

It’s no secret….I’m afraid of bats. They’re creepy, nasty, and downright icky. Everything about them grosses me out, and this is a fear that I always share with my students. Strangely enough, admitting fears is a great way to connect with kids. When I share my fear of bats with, my students and I develop a bond. Everyone has fears, so why not celebrate them together? Where do fears start? We’re not born being afraid. Watch young children. They have no idea that a stove can burn them or that climbing on furniture may result in a nasty fall. It’s life experience that teaches us to be afraid. So, my students typically want to know where my bat fear comes from, and I can readily tell them. My family lived in an old brick country farmhouse for about four years during my late elementary years. We had several bat encounters even though our house wasn’t prone to bats. Living in the country gave us many opportunities to see them, and I found them scary even as a child. My most memorable bat moment actually came from an overnight stay at my grandparent’s house. My grandparents DID have a frequent bat problem, something that they worked for years to rectify. I was to sleep in the

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Boehner’s jam: Caucus loves but won’t follow him Charles Babington Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress’ debt-and-spending breakthrough crystalized a political contradiction. House Republicans refuse to let their supposed leader, Speaker John Boehner, steer them toward big policy decisions, leaving him to endure repeated public embarrassments. Yet they rally around Boehner as much as ever, affirming his hold on the speakership Wednesday even as they choked down a Democratic-crafted bill to reopen the government, lift the debt ceiling and give Republicans only a few small concessions. “He’s done a good job keeping us together,” said Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C. “I think his stock has risen tremendously, and certainly he has great security as our leader and our speaker,” said Rep. John Fleming, R-La. Imagine the praise from Republicans who voted in favor of the bill, which Boehner described as the best deal he could get under the constraints his colleagues handed him. Hudson and Fleming were among the 144 House Republicans who voted “no,” forcing their leader once again to pass a high-profile measure that most GOP members opposed. Eighty-seven Republicans voted for it, joining all the Democrats in the chamber. Hudson and Fleming also are among the House’s dozens of tea party-backed Republicans, whose disdain of compromise has vastly complicated the speaker’s job. Even before Wednesday, House Republicans’ habit of praising but not heeding Boehner reflected the tea party’s devotion to putting principle above deal-making. Boehner is a seasoned legislator. He constantly seeks 218 votes needed to pass House bills and scraps for the best bargains he can cut with Senate Democrats and President Barack Obama. Ho-hum, say many rank-andfile Republicans. While polls show Americans chiefly blame Republicans for the debt-and-shutdown gridlock — and GOP Sen. John McCain declared “we have lost this battle” — many of them seemed satisfied with the stand they made. That philosophy surely would have baffled many predecessors in Congress. “The dynamics got much better,” Fleming said, when Boehner “quit going to the White House to negotiate and he began to listen to us, to what we thought would work.” Fleming called the debt and spending outcome an acceptable “stalemate.” Democrats

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, right, joined by members of the Republican Caucus, watches during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 4. From left are, Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, and Boehner. Boehner is struggling between Democrats that control the Senate and GOP conservatives in his caucus who insist any funding legislation must also kill or delay the nation’s new health care law. Added pressure came from President Barack Obama who pointedly blamed Boehner on Thursday for keeping federal agencies closed.

weren’t able to reduce the “sequester” spending cuts they oppose, he said, and Republicans failed to delay or defund Obama’s health care overhaul. Republicans “lost the battle, but we’re going to win the war,” Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., said of plans to keep attacking “Obamacare.” In January, Huelskamp voted to dump Boehner as speaker. But he joined in Wednesday’s standing ovation for Boehner in a closed-door caucus gathering. “This is probably the best example of him following the 200 folks in our caucus who are conservative and are worried about Obamacare,” Huelskamp said after the meeting. Boehner said in a subdued statement, “Our drive to stop the train wreck that is the president’s health care law will continue.” Boehner lost control of the debt-andshutdown debate weeks ago, when tea party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas launched a national drive to close much of the government if Democrats didn’t agree to “defund Obamacare.” Senior Republicans called the mission hopeless. Boehner urged his colleagues

to focus on the debt ceiling instead. The threat of government default, he said, would give them greater leverage to demand spending cuts from Democrats. It’s the same advice Boehner gave in January at a widely praised House GOP retreat in Williamsburg, Va. Republicans, he said then, must decide “where’s the ground that we fight on? Where’s the ground that we retreat on?” Whatever progress Boehner made in Virginia was apparently lost this month, when scores of House Republicans joined Cruz’s ultimately doomed crusade. GOP lawmakers would have fared better “had we let the speaker pick the battlefield and the battle,” said Republican strategist Mike McKenna. He said Boehner and his team did the best they could “with the mess that Ted Cruz’s dead-end strategy left them.” He said House Republicans appreciate that Boehner didn’t say, “I told you so.” Boehner confirmed his coziness with those why defy him by appointing three high-profile budget conferees who voted against the debt-funding bill. They include former vice presiden-

tial nominee Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who will lead House budget talks with the Senate in the coming weeks. A fourth GOP conferee, Boehner ally Tom Cole of Oklahoma, backed the compromise debt-funding bill. With the government now funded through mid-January, and the debt ceiling lifted a few weeks beyond that, some lawmakers say Congress is headed toward renewed partisan brinksmanship this winter. “All this does is delay this fight four months,” said Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., said Republicans erred by focusing on the government funding bill instead of the debt. But he doesn’t blame Boehner. “We’re a body of independent contractors, each with his own constituency,” Kingston said. Boehner, he said, “is going to be OK. You know, it’s a pretty tough job.” Previous House speakers found that to be true, even when their caucuses followed their advice. Associated Press writers Donna Cassata, Alan Fram, Henry J. Jackson, Laurie Kellman and Stephen Ohlemacher contributed to this report.

Stowaway, 9, ordered placed out of Minn. home Steve Karnowski Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 9-year-old who eluded airport security and stowed away on a flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas should live away from his parents for now while he and his family get therapy and other services, a judge ruled Wednesday. Hennepin County District Judge Joseph Klein granted the county’s petition to declare the boy a “child in need of protection or services,” starting the protection process under court supervision. He also ordered individ-

ual therapy for the boy and family therapy for his parents while county and school officials work with them to determine what kind of help the boy needs. Klein also granted the parents liberal visitation privileges. Exactly where the boy is staying was left unclear. The judge and attorneys referred only to an “outof-home placement” and did not discuss when he might return home. After the hearing, county officials declined to be more specific, saying simply that the boy was safe. Attorneys for the parents and the boy did not

object to the arrangement. “She wants to get her family back together and have her son returned home,” said Robert Paule, the mother’s lawyer. The parents attended the hearing but the boy did not. He’s too young to be charged with a crime under Minnesota law. The petition and other statements by his father and officials over the past two weeks described an escalating pattern of misbehavior since this summer. It started with running away and staying out overnight, suspensions from school for aggressive behavior and other

issues, and sneaking into a YWCA swimming pool. Then, on Oct. 1, he stole a large delivery truck and damaged other vehicles, including a squad car, as he drove around town. The next day he went to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where he stole a bag off a luggage carousel, went to a restaurant where he ordered food and drinks, then said he had to go to the bathroom. He left without paying and abandoned the bag. He returned to the airport Oct. 3, blended in with a family to sneak past the security check-

point without a boarding pass, slipped past a gate agent and took an empty seat on a Delta Air Lines flight. The flight crew became suspicious and turned him over to police in Las Vegas. There was no discussion during Wednesday’s 15-minute hearing of what might have caused the boy’s behavioral problems. His father told reporters last week that they have tried to get the boy help but were told he hadn’t done anything bad enough. The boy last saw a therapist Aug. 13, the petition said. Klein denied the fam-

Ohio man who killed 3-year-old girl seeks mercy

COLUMBUS (AP) — A death row inmate who raped and killed his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter was sexually, physically and verbally abused during his childhood, according to attorneys asking the Ohio Parole Board to spare him before next month’s execution. No judge or jury ever heard the full story of the abuse suffered by Ronald Phillips, which included being repeatedly raped and beaten by his late father, according to a document filed with the board ahead of the clemency hearing that began Wednesday morning. “Ronald Phillips is not and was not a monster,” his attorneys said in the filing. “Ronald Phillips instead was a 19-year-old high school student, who had experienced nothing but violence, chaos,

and abuse, and who learned through those life experiences that violence and abuse were the norm.” Phillips, 40, is scheduled to die Nov. 14 for raping and killing Sheila Marie Evans in Akron in 1993 after a long period of frequently abusing her. If his execution proceeds, Phillips would be the first person to die under the state’s Phillips new execution procedures. That policy allows Ohio to continue to use the sedative pentobarbital but with the option of buying it from a specialty pharmacy that produces non-FDA-regulated batches of medicine for specific patients. If that option isn’t available, the state can move to a never-tried method of two

other drugs — the sedative midazolam and the opiate hydromorphone — injected intravenously. The warden at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, which houses death row, will determine by Nov. 1 whether the state has a usable supply of pentobarbital. A federal judge is reviewing Ohio’s new method and legal challenges are expected. The state says Phillips long denied suffering the type of abuse he now alleges. Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh says Phillips is only raising it now with his execution imminent. She urged the board to reject the claim. “It is curious that the disclosures have been made now,

on the eve of his execution and after his father’s death,” Walsh said in a response to Phillips’ clemency plea, also filed with the parole board. Phillips’ attorneys say he was only able to reveal the abuse recently to them and to two psychologists. The board will recommend for or against mercy next week. Gov. John Kasich has the final say. Phillips’ father, Williams Phillips Sr., died in 2009. His mother, Donna Phillips, declined to discuss the allegations against her late husband, who she acknowledged could be “stern.” “He’s not here to defend himself and I don’t believe it should be anything said about that,” she said in a phone interview. She said her son is sorry for what happened.

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ily’s request to close the hearing, though he granted their request to seal many of the records in the case. Paule cited “unprecedented media coverage,” including the leak of a confidential county memo and what he said was an offer of money for the family’s story. But the judge noted that Minnesota law says child protection proceedings should remain open except in extraordinary circumstances. The Associated Press is not naming the child or his parents because it generally does not identify juveniles in court proceedings.

Ohio woman charged in theft of $2.87 from fountain Associated Press

BELLEFONTAINE (AP) — A western Ohio woman charged with petty theft for allegedly stealing $2.87 from a courthouse fountain says she is jobless and took the change to buy food. WBNS-TV in Columbus (http:// ) reports the woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday. A police report alleges she stole the change Oct. 7 from the Logan County Courthouse fountain in Bellefontaine (behl-FOWN’-tihn), and an officer asked her what she was doing and found change in her pocket. The woman says she worries she’ll end up in jail for taking money that she says didn’t belong to anyone. She says she has no job, is on the verge of losing her apartment and was trying to feed herself and her four cats. The city’s safety director says officials hope to resolve the case before the November trial.


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Changing demographics influencing taste buds J.M. Hirsch Suzette Laboy Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — Salsa overtaking ketchup as America’s No. 1 condiment was just the start. These days, tortillas outsell burger and hot dog buns; sales of tortilla chips trump potato chips; and tacos and burritos have become so ubiquitously “American,” most people don’t even consider them ethnic. Welcome to the taste of American food in 2013. As immigrant and minority populations rewrite American demographics, the nation’s collective menu is reflecting this flux, as it always has. And it goes beyond the mainstreaming of onceesoteric ethnic ingredients, something we’ve seen with everything from soy sauce to jalapenos. This is a rewrite of the American menu at the macro level, an evolution of whole patterns of how people eat. The difference this time? The biggest culinary voting bloc is Hispanic. “When you think about pizza and spaghetti, it’s the same thing,” says Jim Kabbani, CEO of the Tortilla Industry Association. “People consider them American, not ethnic. It’s the same with tortillas.” With Hispanics making up more than a quarter of the U.S. population today — and growing fast — experts say this change is dramatically flavoring the American culinary experience. Hispanic foods and beverages were an $8 billion market in the last year, according to consumer research firm Packaged Facts. By 2017, that number may reach $11 billion. And that’s influencing how all Americans eat. Doritos, after all, are just tarted-up tortilla chips. As the entire menu of the American diet gets rewritten, the taste is getting spicier, with salsa and chipotle popping into

the mainstream vernacular. And onto your dinner table: Marie Callender’s has grilled shrimp street tacos with chipotle ranch dressing; Whataburger has a fire-roasted blend of poblano peppers in its chicken fajita taco; and there’s tomatillo verde salsa in the baja shrimp stuffed quesadilla from El Pollo Loco. From queso fresco to chorizo, traditional Hispanic foods — or even just the flavors of them — are making their way into our everyday diet, particularly among the millennials — those born between the early ’80s and the turn of the century. Generation Y’s Hispanic community was born into an American culture but still holds onto its traditions, often eating white rice and seamlessly switching between English and Spanish. “They are looking for products that are not necessarily big brands anymore,” says Michael Bellas, chairman of the Beverage Marketing Corporation. “They like brands that have character. They are looking for authenticity and purity, but they are also looking for new experiences.” For example, popular among the millennials and other generations on the West Coast is the Mexican soda Jarritos, which boasts real fruit flavors ranging from mango to guava. The company’s site showcases a collage of photos taken by Generation Y soda drinkers. Brightly colored sodas pop through their clear vintage-looking bottles. And the bottle caps share a simple message: “Que buenos son,” or “They’re so good.” Another Hispanic beverage making ever more rounds in households across America is tequila. In 2006, nearly 107 million of liters of tequila were exported to the U.S., a 23 percent increase over 2005, according to Judith Meza, representative of

the Tequila Regulatory Council. Tequila entered the top 10 of liquors in the world five years ago, she said. Even our choice of side dishes is feeling the influence. In general, Americans are eating fewer of them. Except white rice, a staple of Hispanic cuisines, says Darren Seifer, a food and beverage analyst for The NPD Group, a consumer marketing organization. Americans ate rice on its own as a side dish (not counting as an ingredient in another dish) an average of 24 times in 2013, up from 20 servings in 2003, according to NPD’s National Eating Trend. Why has rice resisted the death of the side dish? It’s one of the traditions millennial Hispanics have held onto, says Seifer. And that’s just the start. Rice also was the top-rated side dish in a National Restaurant Association chefs survey of what’s hot. The same survey also found chefs touting taquitos as appetizers; ethnic-inspired breakfast items such as chorizo scrambled eggs; exotic fruits including guava; queso fresco as an ingredient; and Peruvian cuisine. The influence goes deeper than the numbers. Like Italian food before it, Hispanic food enjoys broad adoption because it is easy for Americans to cook at home. Few Americans will roll their own sushi, but plenty are happy to slap together a quesadilla. Hispanic ingredients also are more common than those of Indian or other Asian cuisines. Ditto for the equipment. While nearly every American home has a skillet for sauteing (a common cooking method in Hispanic cuisines), only 28 percent of homes have a wok, according to NPD. All of this has meant a near complete loss of ethnicity for many Hispanic foods. Americans now

Alex Brandon | AP

Salsas and other items are seen in the international food aisle of a grocery store Wednesday in Washington. These days, tortillas outsell burger and hot dog buns; sales of tortilla chips trump potato chips; and tacos and burritos have become so ubiquitously American, most people don’t even consider them ethnic.

more closely associate tacos, tortilla chips and burritos with fast food than with Hispanic culture. “The Hispanic market isn’t the only one driving that taste profile,” says Tom Dempsey, CEO of the Snack Food Association. “As manufacturers become more innovative on how to use tortilla chips, that will continue to take a larger share of the snack marketplace.” Tortilla dollar sales increased at a faster pace in supermarket sales than potato chips this year (3.7 percent vs. 2.2 percent over a 52-week period), according to InfoScan Reviews, a retail tracking service. Though potato chips continue to be the topselling salted snack in terms of pounds sold, “the growth of tortilla chips is a little bit more robust than the growth of potato chips,” Dempsey says. “And both tortilla chips and potato chips are reflecting greater influence from the Hispanic taste profile than in previous years.” Which is to say, even all-American potato chips are increasingly being flavored with traditionally Hispanic ingre-

dients. Care for Lay’s “Chile Limon” chips? How about some “Queso Flavored” Ruffles? Maybe some Pringles Jalapeno? And of course there’s the old standard — Nacho Cheese Doritos. As testament to their popularity, the Tortilla Industry Association estimates that Americans consumed approximately 85 billion tortillas in 2000. And that’s just tortillas straight up. It doesn’t include chips. “Having been raised on Wonder bread,” Kabbani, the group’s CEO, reminisced of his childhood days, “I didn’t think that this could displace the sliced bread that was such an item of the American kitchen.” But parents are picking healthier options to wrap their child’s lunch every day, he said. “When it comes to health, the Mexican cuisines cater better to that with salsas and vegetables,” says Alexandra Aguirre Rodriguez, an assistant professor of marketing at Florida International University. A healthier option many Americans are choosing is the tomatobased salsa, which beat ketchup sales 2-1, according to IRI, a Chicagobased market research

firm. This isn’t simply a matter of Hispanics buying more of their traditional foods. At the grocer, Hispanic ingredients have moved well beyond the international aisle, sometimes commandeering entire aisles of their own or, increasingly, mingling freely with the rest of the products. Tortillas and taco kits outsell hamburgers and hot dog buns, according to the latest edition of Hispanic Foods and Beverages in the U.S. Packaged food is also playing a major role. “If I would look at 10 shopping carts, about half would have taco shells, the Americanized components to make enchiladas or tacos, or frozen chimichangas,” says Terry Soto, president and CEO of About Marketing Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in the Hispanic market. There are more non-Hispanics buying those types of foods, she says. “There is a larger segment of the population that wants the real thing. It’s not so much the products becoming mainstream. It’s about ethnic food becoming that much more of what we eat on a day-to-day basis.”

World Food Prize takes on biotech, global warming

Justine Kibler | AP

In this photo provided by The University of Buckingham and taken Oct. 13, artifacts gathered from an archaeological site known as Blick Mead are cleaned and sorted in Amesbury, about 85 miles (135 kilometers) west of London, England.

Evidence suggests early Britons ate roasted toads Raphael Satter Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Britons sometimes make fun of the French for feasting on frog. But now a new discovery suggests their prehistoric ancestors may have had a taste for toad. The University of Buckingham said Wednesday that a promising excavation near Stonehenge has unearthed a host of clues about the diet of prehistoric Britons. Among them: A tiny, partially burnt leg bone which suggests the hunter-gatherers living in what’s now known as the United Kingdom snacked on amphibians. The charred bone was found alongside the remains of fish and aurochs — the wild ancestor of today’s cattle — at a site called Blick Mead in the town of Amesbury, about 85 miles (135 kilometers) west of London. Natural History Museum and University College, London, researcher Simon Parfitt said that the dig had provided experts a glimpse of a Mesolithic menu that also included fish, hazelnuts, berries, deer, and boar. He called the discovery of what

appeared to be leftovers from a meal of roast toad “really intriguing.” “Being English, we don’t eat frogs,” he noted. The toad finding has yet to be peer-reviewed, and one expert — Bournemouth University archaeologist Tim Darvill — expressed skepticism over what he called “the frog story.” Still, he and other outside experts voiced excitement about the dig where the bone was found, with Darvill calling it “the most significant find in the Stonehenge landscape for many years.” Andy Rhind-Tutt, a former mayor of Amesbury and the chairman of the Amesbury Museum and Heritage Trust, said the dig was turning up thousands of flint tools and animal bones, pointing to what he said may turn out to be a major prehistoric settlement just over a mile (about 2 kilometers) from the world-famous circle of standing stones. Parfitt said the find suggests “that there’s more to the site than just Stonehenge. “There’s a much deeper history to the specialness of that place,” he said.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The World Food Prize Foundation is confronting both opposition to genetically modified crops and the divisive issue of global warming as it gathers hundreds of experts and national leaders to talk this week about how to feed a growing global population. By awarding this year’s prize to three biotechnology pioneers, the nonprofit foundation infuriated environmental groups and others opposed to large-scale farming. Two of the recipients hold prominent positions at biotech companies — Mary-Dell Chilton, founder and researcher at Syngenta (NYSE:SYT) Biotechnology, and Robert Fraley, chief technology officer at Monsanto. (NYSE:MON) The third is Marc Van Montagu, founder and chairman of the Institute of Plant Biotechnology Outreach at Ghent University in Belgium. But their line of work is in keeping with the philosophies of Norman Borlaug, the prize’s founder, who was a strong advocate of biotechnology as a way to increase crop production. Van Montagu and Chilton independently developed the technology in the 1980s to stably transfer foreign genes into plants, which led to creating the means to genetically engineer plants. Fraley genetically engineered the first herbicide-resistant soybean in 1996. “We’re entering the period that Norman Borlaug worried about. We are facing the greatest challenge in human history, whether we can sustainably feed the 9 billion people who will be on our planet by 2050,” foundation president Kenneth Quinn said. Borlaug, the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize laureate awarded for his efforts to fight hunger and boost agricultural production, knew the three recipients, and expressed a wish before his

death in 2009 that they be honored, Quinn said. The World Food Prize Foundation relies on corporate, private and government contributions. Among its donors are Monsanto and Syngenta Foundation, and the news that scientists working for those companies drew immediate criticism. “Rather than encouraging sustainable farming and selfsufficiency in impoverished communities as a way to alleviate poverty and malnutrition, the World Food Prize has been ‘won’ by a profiteering, biotech, seed-and-chemical monopolist that’s the freakish opposite of sustainability,” former Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower wrote on his website Monday. He’s been invited to speak at Wednesday at an event organized by the local Occupy World Food Prize organization. The Occupy group also has planned protests designed to discredit the prize and disrupt the foundation’s activities, which attracts about 1,000 scientists, policy experts, political leaders and business executives each year. Last year, protesters were arrested. This year, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace at the Vatican, are scheduled to attend the three-day symposium. Thursday’s award ceremony is at the Iowa Capitol. “GMOs and factory farms are destroying Iowa, independent family farmers, and the planet, but the Occupy World Food Prize week of action shows everyday people are standing up and fighting back,” said Larry Ginter, a farmer and a member of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, a citizen action group that aligns with the Occupy organization. But Quinn said that to provide

enough food at a time when drought, floods, and other natural disasters are more frequent, the world’s farmers should have a range of practices, seeds and other tools at their disposal. “Are we really prepared to not have the tools of biotechnology and genetic enhancement available to produce those seeds and other technologies that will allow farmers particularly the small holder, poor farmers deal with these volatile situations?” he said. “To me, they link together.” In addition to biotechnology issues, the foundation has invited experts to take on global warming. Rattan Lal, a professor of soil science at Ohio State University, said agriculture has been a major contributor to climate change through the release of carbon dioxide and other gases into the atmosphere and expanding crop lands through deforestation. “Agriculture has to be on any agenda for climate change mitigation in addition to improving water quality and of course food security,” said Lal, who’ll speak today. He advocates moving farm subsidies away from encouraging production through the intensive use of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizer to a system that pays farmers to improve water quality and promote conservation measures. Juergen Voegele, the director of agriculture and environmental services for The World Bank, said the idea of incentives for climate-smart techniques is vital. For example, he said, better crop rotation naturally restores nitrogen to the soil without heavy fertilizer and manure use. The World Bank works to alleviate extreme poverty through loans and grants to developing countries in addition to providing policy advice, research and analysis and technical assistance.

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n McGonagle sets state record

SPRINGFIELD — Piqua resident Mike McGonagle had a strong showing at the Natural Athlete Strength Association’s Unequipped Nationals meet in Springfield. Over 100 lifters from as far away as Oklahoma and Alabama competed. McGongagle competed on the Masters 3 (60-69 years old) 165-pound class at age 66. In the power sports division — strict curl, bench press, dead lift — he had a state record weight of 628 pounds. In the curl only division, he had a lift of 94 pounds, which was also a state record. He also had a bench press of 187 and dead lift of 347.

n Buccs JH wins again

The Covington junior high football team posted a 44-0 win over Twin Valley South. The Buccs are 7-0 heading into next week’s game with National Trail. It was a great effort by all the players.

n PressPros to air Troy game

PressProsMagazine. com will air the Troy at Trotwood-Madison game Friday night. Air time is 6:30 p.m., with kickoff at 7 p.m. Fans at the stadium can pick up the game on Stadium FM 107.3.

n Piqua youth hoop signups

Piqua fifth and sixth grade girls basketball signups will be held Thursday and Saturday at Piqua Junior High. Thursday’s signups are from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturday’s is from 10:30 a.m.-noon. For more information, contact Rory Hoke at 7782997 or

n Piqua hoops fundraiser

The Piqua boys 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.

n Lady Cavaliers handle TC

The Lehman volleyball team will play Tri-Village in a Troy D-IV sectional final at 6 p.m. Saturday. The Lady Cavaliers handled Troy Christian 25-5, 25-11, 25-8 Wednesday night. “You want to come out and keep control,” Lehman coach Greg Snipes said. “We let up a little in the second game, but came back strong in the third game.” Erica Paulus had seven kills, while Ellie Cain dished out 17 assists. Michelle Duritsch and Marianne Hissong both had five kills for Lehman, 17-7.

n Lady Roaders move on

TIPP CITY — No. 12 Bradford fought back from losing the first game, then rebounded after missing a chance to put the match away in the fourth, finishing off No. 13 Ansonia in five, 14-25, 25-23, 25-13, 10-25, 15-9 Wednesday night in the Division IV Tippecanoe sectional. Bradford advances to face top-seeded Fort Loramie Monday for the sectional championship.


“Do I get to keep it if someone beats it next year?” — Adam Scott after being offered a membership at Port Royal in Bermuda after shooting a course-record 64 to win the Grand Slam of Golf.



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East boys win thriller Advance with OT win on PKs Josh Brown Civitas Media

TROY — Miami East wasn’t thinking about the 2-0 loss to Troy Christian on the same field earlier this season. Or even the two-goal lead that the Eagles built Wednesday night. Because once the game reached penalty kicks, the Vikings knew anything could happen — and they made it happen. Brandon Kirk cashed in the fourth of five Miami East attempts, forcing Troy Christian’s fifth shooter to make his to keep the game going. But that shot went wide right, and the 10th-seeded Vikings celebrated a 3-2 victory over the seventh-seeded Eagles Wednesday night at Eagle Stadium in the first round of the Division III boys soccer sectional, advancing in the tournament and earning some redemption in the process. “Absolutely,” Miami East coach Adam Bell said. “That first game, we were ill-prepared, and that was my fault. But we never quit, and we never stopped working and trying to get better.” Troy Christian took control early, with Jon Slone flipping the ball over Miami East keeper Ethan Remy’s head and to the open side of the goal, where Brendan Pohle finished off the play to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead with 28:14 left in the half. Logan George — mak-

ing his return in goal for Troy Christian after an injury — withstood a Miami East counterattack over the next seven minutes. He made a diving save on a shot by Colton Holicki, then he intercepted a pair of crosses and cut off a corner kick at the 21-minute mark — the last time the Vikings would be on the attack until the middle of the second half. Patrick Canavan gave the Eagles the insurance they needed 2:14 into the second half, cleanly heading in a corner kick by Pohle to make it a 2-0 game. Miami East began regaining momentum, though, and with 27:05 left in regulation the Vikings jumped on a loose ball in front of the Troy Christian net and cut the lead in half, 2-1. Troy Christian countered with a free kickheader combo that actually made it past Remy and appeared to be heading into the goal, but it rolled too slowly and Miami East defender Brendan Clawson came out of nowhere to knock it clear — giving the Vikings even more momentum. “It really did,” Bell said. “That was definitely a turning point in the game.” And with 19:17 to go, the Vikings turned that into a game-tying goal. A ball sent in from midfield made its way through the Eagle defense and under a sliding keeper trying to cover it, and Devyn Carson tapped it into

Anthony Weber | Civitas Media

Miami East’s Brendan Clawson blocks a pass by Troy Christian’s Chris Dickens Wednesday night.

the open net to tie it at 2-2. The Vikings had more chances in regulation to put it away, but they couldn’t cash in and the game headed into two scoreless overtimes. “We started out strong in the first half, but then they got a goal and took a 2-0 lead early in the second half,” Bell said. “But we came out in the second half and turned it up. Our communication was better, our touch-

es were better and our vision was better. “We had some injuries that we had to work through, too, but we had guys stepping up filling those roles.” Colton Holicki started off the penalty kicks with a goal, and Canavan answered. Carson kept things going with another goal, but the next Eagle shooter hit the right post and missed. George stuffed the next

Viking, though, and Chris Dickens put things back even with a score. East’s Seth Volsard and Troy Christian’s Pohle scored to keep the shootout at 3-3 heading into the final duo. Kirk scored, the Eagles couldn’t and the Vikings celebrated. Troy Christian’s season ended at 10-3-3, while the 11-6 Vikings move on to host No. 12 Botkins on Saturday.

Gridiron success translates to hardwood for Wertz Piqua has successful hoop season in 1926 First year coach George Wertz won seven games during his initial campaign as Piqua football coach, and now he had to get the basketball team ready for the 1925-26 basketball season. “In regard to the basketball season the question uppermost in the minds of the fans and the coach is: ‘Will they stand under fire?’ With several berths vacant on the regulars every candidate is alert, and striving to obtain the honor. If local fans support the court aggregation nearly as well as they did the past gridiron warriors, the gyms will be packed at home and abroad.” “Piqua High School won its first game of the season when it defeated the fast Covington squad 24 to 12. The Piqua team worked very well on the offense and showed a strong defense. Many improvements, however, can and will be made in both lines.” The starting lineup for Piqua included Siefried at right forward; Freshour at left forward; Comer at center; Vandewege at right guard and Middlewart at left guard. The substitutes were Gabriel and Babbitt.” Piqua lost to Columbus Central the next week 26 to 22. “As the score suggests the game was a very close and a very hard fought one. The Piqua team, although greatly out-sized, showed its ability in speed and cleverness, while the Columbus players used a great deal of pivoting and dribbling. At the final gun the teams stood at 22 all but since both teams agreed, an extra three minutes was played. These last three minutes were fast and furious but the enemy managed to slip in two more baskets for the winning points.” The next opponent was Pleasant Hill. “In this game the regulars started right off at the beginning and never once did the enemy lead them. The score at the end of the first half was

20-5. However, most of these the most thrilling frays that will points were made in the first be played in the whole season. quarter for in the second one Piqua was only once in the lead Piqua was in a slump. At the except at the last second and beginning of the second half that was when she scored a foul the team was once more itself at the beginning of the battle. and they soon ran up the result- After this the St. Paris quintet ing score. In the first half Piqua made several fielders; however, made five out of seven fouls. the Big Red was able to keep This was quite an them from getting improvement over a margin of over the last game and four or five points. showed what pracWith but two and tice can do.” The a half minutes to final score – Piqua play Comer ran 35 and Pleasant wild and dropped Hill 11. in two difficult “That which was baskets, bringing supposed to be the score 21 to nearly impossible 20 with St. Paris DUANE BACHMAN was accomplished leading. In the last by Piqua, when half minute Comer History of Piqua Athletics she beat Urbana dropped another A Journal on Urbana’s own fielder from the Winter 1926 floor 18 to 13. side and thus Middleswart opened the game made the final score of 22 to 21 by dropping two fielders and, in favor of Piqua.” later in the game another, while “The Big Red team suffered Comer managed to put in three its second defeat of the season long ones and also one foul. at the hands of the Union City This together with other bas- quintet, 45 to 27. The Piqua kets and the exceptionally defense was very weak, for time strong defense won the game and again a Union City player for the Big Red and Blue quin- would slip through for an easy tet.” shot at the basket. However, Piqua traveled to Bradford the Hoosier State team made and for the first time the teams most of their points by long played two games, a preview shots. Although the Piqua of what we might now call a team was outplayed most of ‘junior varsity’ contest. Piqua the game, they did not lose the won 23 to 12. “At the begin- little fight they had, but fought ning of the ‘big game’ it looked to the end.” very much as if the Piqua quin“Many Piqua fans and playtet was in for a trimming, for ers were looking forward to the in only the first few minutes game with Greenville in hope of the game the enemy had that the Big Red would get scored points by a series of revenge for the way they were some long, well directed shots. beaten in football. The outThis did not last long for the come of the score suggests that Big Red finally got together the Piqua team did get their and stopped the opposing team revenge, winning 33 to 22.” until they had caught up and “The Troy game which is usupassed them. The second half ally the big event of the season was much rougher than the proved to be not so interestfirst. Each team succeeded in ing as it has been in former making several more points.” years. Coach Wertz started his Piqua wins 37 to 31. second string men in at the “Anyone who missed this beginning of the fray. They got game probably missed one of right down to business so that

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when the first team was put in, just a few minutes before the end of the half, the score stood at 8-6 in the Big Red’s favor. At the start of the second half all the first team men were in their regular places and it was not long then until the Piqua quintet was quite a few points ahead. As usual, for Troy-Piqua games, all the tickets were sold before the game and as a result of this, one can imagine the crowd there. The final score was Piqua 23 and Troy 13.” “The Red and Blue team was unable to stop the fast five from Miamisburg and as a consequence they went down to their third defeat of the year, 29 to 13. The Big Red quintet just couldn’t get going on their pass work and when they did get a streak of good passing and had worked the ball down under the basket they would miss an easy shot. In this game for the first time the team was trying a man to man defense. At times it worked fine but too often the players would lose their mate and as a result a basket would be made.” “All those that saw this game saw a real thriller and one that they will remember for quite a while. At the beginning of the game the Piquads could not get going and as a result the Tipp City boys had the large lead of 12 -0 at the end of the first quarter. Things looked bad for the Big Red and Blue and many of the fans were wondering by how much the enemy would win. However, in the second quarter things happened for the Big Red and at the end of the half the score stood at 20-15, still in favor of the invaders. The second half began with the Piquads full of fight and determination. This seemed to be just what they needed for they soon were just a few points behind their Tippecanoe players. Nevertheless the enemy still was leading by a small See 1926 | Page 10


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Buckeyes spend bye week watching Feel like they match up well with top teams COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller went home over the bye week and took the opportunity to watch a couple of college games on TV. Among them was No. 1 Alabama winning big at Kentucky. Miller believes that the Buckeyes can play with the Crimson Tide, the two-time defending national champions. “When it gets to that point in the future, it’ll be a good game,” he said. “It’ll be a good matchup.” Coach Urban Meyer also watched a couple of games on the day off and also feels the Buckeyes could hang with the county’s elite. “I think we are right there,” he said. “I think we are a good team, I do.” But then he reverted to form, more concerned with what’s in front of him than any possible future dates in a potential Bowl Championship Series date with the likes of Alabama or Oregon.

“Human nature is, especially when you have time on a weekend of a bye week, to watch a lot of games (to see) how you match up,” Meyer said. “I kind of have these mechanisms in place just to stop thinking about (that), refocus on getting first downs and stopping people because that’s really not helping the cause at all.” Linebacker Ryan Shazier went to a teammate’s house in Indiana over the weekend. “I watched a little bit of college football. I saw a lot of good teams play,” he said. “I feel that we can play with any of them.” Daydreaming about playing for national championships and in other big games doesn’t mean much if the Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) don’t keep winning. They’ve won 18 times in a row — the longest streak in the nation — heading into Saturday’s home game with Iowa (4-2, 1-1). But the Buckeyes aren’t expecting an easy time of it

against the Hawkeyes — or the remaining five unranked teams waiting in the wings. “Everybody dogs the Big Ten about not having a bunch of ranked teams. And it’s the SEC this, and the Pac-12 (that),” Ohio State center Corey Linsley said. “But, honest, you look at the history of Iowa and, just to name a couple of other teams, Penn State and Purdue. … The weeks that we have taken off, we have treated those teams as what the AP treats them as and what the rest of the country treats them as non-ranked opponents, those are the weeks we get beat. “We’re not taking this week lightly and we’re not going to take the next seven weeks lightly.” His coach agrees that the Buckeyes can’t waltz through the stretch run. “We’ve got to find a way to win this Saturday, and it’s not easy,” Meyer said. “We’ve been in here for two weeks trying to figure out how to run the ball against this defense.”

Iowa is eighth in the nation against the run, permitting just 88.5 yards a game. The Hawkeyes are the only major-college team which has yet to give up a touchdown on the ground. For what it’s worth, Iowa is also a member of the mutual admiration society. “If you look at it, they’ve got a win streak that’s approaching 20 games,” Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz said. “You don’t do that by accident. That requires good coaching and good players who understand you have to show up every week. They’ve done a great job of that now for a year-plus.” Iowa can give a team fits, as has been the case in the last two meetings. The Buckeyes needed Ohio State quarterback Braxton overtime against a backup earlier this season. quarterback who was see- schedule keeping the teams ing his first substantial away from each other the action to win 27-24 in 2009 past two seasons. Miller concedes that it’s at Ohio Stadium. They hard trying to concentrate also barely hung on 20-17 on the next opponent all in Iowa City in the most recent meeting in 2010, the time — particularly with the Big Ten’s rotating a 17-point underdog like

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Iowa. “It’s not easy to go out there every Saturday and win a game, especially in the Big Ten,” he said. “You’ve got to put up big points, make big plays and stop their offense.”

Green works closely with ‘Megatron’ CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals receiver A.J. Green was looking for a chance to work out in Atlanta during the NFL lockout heading into his rookie season. Browns receiver Mohamed Massaquoi — another former Georgia Bulldog — invited him to join his group. Also in the workout group? Megatron. Green got to know Detroit’s Calvin Johnson that summer, learning a lot of things about what it takes to excel in the NFL. They’ve kept at it, working out together five days a week during each of the last two offseasons. They talk about what it’s like to be the focus of an opposing defense. They watch each other’s moves. They push each other to grow. “I take note of what he has done on and off the field and try to apply it to my own,” Green said. On Sunday, the two Pro Bowl and All-Pro receivers will meet again in Detroit when the Bengals (4-2) play the Lions (4-2) in a game that will have a bearing on first place in their divisions.

A little friendly competition to see which one does better, perhaps? “I don’t think so,” Green said. “I just go out there and play my game and he will do the same. I don’t try to get caught up in all that stuff.” Both are having a bit of a tough time this season. Johnson had one of the most prolific seasons in NFL history last year, his sixth in the league. He led the league with 1,964 yards on 122 catches and set a record with 10 consecutive 100-yard games. An injured right knee has forced him to miss a game and slowed him in others. Johnson has been limited in practice this week but is expected to play. Even at less than full speed, the Bengals consider the 6-foot-5, 236-pound receiver the best there is. Johnson has 24 catches for 337 yards and four touchdowns. “If he’s not the best, he’s definitely way up there,” cornerback Leon Hall said. “He’s big but he can run really fast. He jumps probably better than anybody in the

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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) goes up for a touchdown catch.

NFL. So you’ve got to be smart about what you do out there.” Green’s chances to catch the ball have been diminished this season as defenses lock onto him. Andy Dalton has been spreading the ball around more with rookie tight end Tyler Eifert and running back

Giovani Bernard as new options. Dalton completed passes to eight different receivers during a 27-24 overtime win in Buffalo on Sunday. Green had six catches for a game-high 103 yards. He’s tied for seventh in the NFL with 37 catches for 464 yards and four touchdowns. “You don’t know how it’s going to happen each week,” Dalton said. “Some weeks it’s going to be one guy, some weeks it’s going to be — shoot, eight guys like it was last week.” Just as Johnson and Green are close, so are their coaches. Cincinnati’s Marvin Lewis and Detroit’s Jim Schwartz were Ravens assistants in the 1990s and stay in touch. One of their topics: The similarity between their two leading receivers. “He’s been a great role model for A.J.,” Lewis said. “Ironically, Schwartzie and I were talking about that last offseason, before the 2012 draft. He was just sharing some things about Calvin. “They are very similar personalities. He’s a guy, from what Jimmy

has said, that hasn’t let his success on the field really alter the type of person he is; very Larry Fitzgerald-like. He’s a guy that’s still very grounded and really wants the team to succeed. That’s important to him. It’s the same characteristics we see in A.J.” Johnson said the two of them are close and help each other get through the challenges of their positions. “More so, we talk about the things that are going on within the season,” Johnson said. “Everybody has their struggles. “We’re just kind of on an even level. We’re just so cool now. He’s like a brother.” NOTES: CB Terence Newman missed a second straight day of practice with an abdominal injury on Thursday. RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis returned after sitting out Wednesday’s practice with an illness. … Everyone except Newman practiced fully, leaving the Bengals as healthy as they’ve been for several weeks heading into the game.

Browns defense struggling on third down BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Like a mathematician, Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton loves to crunch numbers. And like a proud father bragging about his kids, Horton spends a portion of his weekly news conference rattling off statistics that support how well Cleveland’s defense has been playing under him this season. One stat, though, is keeping him awake at night. “If we could fix the dog-gone third downs,” he said, smiling to reporters. “You guys wouldn’t ask me a question.” And the Browns might not have three losses. Despite leading the NFL by giving up just 4.4 yards per play, the Browns are ranked 29th on third down, allowing opponents to convert 44.1 percent of their chances. It’s been an issue most of the season, but Cleveland’s third-down deficiency was especially glaring last week as Detroit converted 6 of 7 thirddown opportunities in the second half and the Lions outscored the Browns 24-0 after halftime in a 31-17 win. It’s a new phenomenon for Horton, whose defense in Arizona last season was second in the league in third-

down efficiency. The previous season the Cardinals were first under Horton. This week, Horton analyzed all 93 third-down plays this season to find a common denominator, hoping to pinpoint the reason why the Browns are allowing team to continue drives. He found that there’s not just one. “You look at all the third downs, the major area of concern to me is thirdand-four to third and nine,” he said. “We’re grossly deficient in getting off (the field). I look at every call. It’s a great balance of zone and man. I look at the plays that are bad, meaning why do we not win? I keep saying it’s us. It’s not the other team. Nobody’s shocking us by coming out and running some revolutionary new offense. “It really comes down to us and that’s what we’re focusing on is us being more focused on our detail, and that seems to be the major thing when I look at it.” Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson is equally perplexed by the Browns’ struggles on third down. After all, Cleveland, which plays at Green Bay this week, is ranked seventh in total defense and the Browns are just one of three teams to rank in the top 10 in rush defense, pass

defense and total defense. It doesn’t add up. “I don’t know what it is,” Jackson said. “First and second down, we’ve developed a reputation of stopping the run and we have a saying: ‘You earn the right to rush the passer, playing well on first and second down.’ Third downs? I don’t know what it’s been but we have to improve in that area. If you look at us from top to bottom in terms of yards per play, we’re probably one of the top defenses in the league, but third down has been something we definitely got to improve on. “We’re going to work on it. We’ve been harping on it the last few weeks and if we bring that number down, I think we move up and we can create more opportunities for our offense.” Horton described the Browns as being “grossly deficient” on third down overall, but it’s been their struggles in the second half of their three losses that make the numbers even more alarming. The Browns allowed Miami, Baltimore and Detroit to convert 70 percent (16 of 23) of their third-down chances after halftime. “It’s just executing,” cornerback Joe

Haden said. “We’ve just got to make sure we’re a little more locked in.” That will be vital on Sunday against the Packers, who are converting just 38 percent on third down but have quarterback Aaron Rodgers, one of the game’s most lethal passers. “This dude can really make every throw,” Haden said. Defensively, the Browns have made major strides under Horton, who believes the team will benefit from the return of outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard. One of the team’s most versatile players, Sheard missed three games with a sprained knee. He gives Horton more depth and will allow him to keep fresh bodies on the field for every down. Especially third. NOTES: Browns RB Willis McGahee didn’t practice because of his cranky knees, but a Browns spokesman said it shouldn’t prevent him from playing Sunday. Since signing McGahee last month, the Browns planned to give him days to rest his surgically repaired knees. … Browns DE Billy Winn remains sidelined with a quadriceps injury.

1926 From page 9 sum at the beginning of the last quarter. Then and there the Piquads got down to business and in several minutes the score was at a tie. However, this did not last long for the Big Red and Blue then forged ahead and brought the final score to 29-26 in their favor.” “Everyone went up to St. Mary’s not knowing exactly what to expect from this team because there had been very little said concerning them. The first part of the game the enemy led by a few points but towards the end of the first half the tables had changed and the Red and Blue came to the front where they remained for the rest of the game. When the Piquads were leading 36-24 the coach sent in the second team, who, although they made no bas-

kets, nevertheless showed good team work and fast playing, a credit to any team.” “The second game with Troy proved successful for the Big Red Team although it was somewhat harder than the first. The coach decided to take no chances so he started his first team which stayed in throughout the entire game. In the whole last half Troy out-scored Piqua but nevertheless Piqua wound up the score at the end of the game and won by nine points, 25 to 16.” Piqua then overwhelmed Fletcher 70 – 21. “As can be seen by the score the game was uninteresting and had no exciting points to it. The first team started the game but before the half was over the second team was

in. They showed plenty of fight and could have easily beaten their opponents.” “Piqua went to Sidney not knowing hardly what to expect because not much had been heard about the Sidney basketeers. However, as it was getting around toward the end of the season all the fellow were determined to win – whether or no. During most of the game Piqua had their opponents but at several times in the game the Sidney aggregation showed up very well and gave the Piquads a good hard fight. It was not until the last quarter that Piqua took a very large lead.” The final score was Piqua 35 and Sidney 20. “We had not planned to have Osborn on our schedule but when

we found that they had an open date the same night we had one it was decided to get together. This was all fixed up only about a week before the game so not many knew about the game. As a result it was another ‘blind date’ for the Big Red because no one knew anything about the opponents. Several men on the Piqua quintet had been injured in the Sidney game so the regular team was not up to standard. All the game the Piqua bunch could neither get their eye on the basket nor could they get their team work to running. As a result the enemy ran quite a score up on the home team, 26 to 11, but it should have been much less.” “Piqua drew one of the hardest teams in the tournament, Stivers.

Many of the fans at Dayton and at other places had picked Stivers as the winner of the tourney; however this did not prove true since they were put out in the semifinals. Most everyone expected to see Piqua badly beaten by the strong Dayton team but the Piquads played a good game and very nearly came through with a victory. At the latter part of the fourth quarter the Piquads defense went to pieces and the Dayton team then ran up their final score 35 to 25.” “This finished a very successful season for the Big Red team, winning twelve our of seventeen games. The games that had been lost had been to strong teams, so it was not a disgrace to the Piqua teams to be beaten.”




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SAN MARTIN, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Tway is the latest son of a major champion to earn a spot on the PGA Tour, and he already is getting attention as a rookie. Just not for the reasons one might think. It has nothing to do with his father's eight PGA Tour wins, or even that famous bunker shot at Inverness that Bob Tway holed for birdie to beat Greg Norman in the 1986 PGA Championship. Not that the son has forgotten. "I even put 'past champion's son' and it didn't work out," Tway said with a laugh. He was referring to the letter he sent the Las Vegas tournament director asking for a sponsor exemption, which is hard to come by these days. Tway received an exemption for the Open, but not for Las Vegas. He tried to qualify Monday for one of four spots and lost in a playoff. What's amazing is that Tway even needs an exemption. The PGA Tour this year eliminated Q-school as a route to the big leagues, leaning instead on the Tour as the "primary pathway to the PGA Tour." Tway won a Tour event, made the cut in 14 of his 18 tournaments and had four top 10s to finish No. 5 on the money list. The top 25 are assured tour cards. But this path to the PGA Tour comes with a catch. What follows the regular season are four additional tournaments — the Tour Finals — that determine where the rookies and returning tour members are seeded going into the new season. The higher seed, the more likely a player gets into a tournament. Tway had little to gain, plenty to lose. He missed two cuts, didn't finish higher than a tie for 52nd in the other two and now can't get into tournaments. Instead of being seeded No. 9, he plunged to No. 46 out of 50 players. It's another reminder that getting a PGA Tour card and getting a chance to play are not always the same. What's worse is that these 50 players will be seeded again at the end of the six tournaments this fall — except that only the top half is assured of getting into the tournaments. Tway was lucky to get a spot in the Open, and even though a 72-71 weekend left him tied for 40th, it's better than no tournament at all. Mark Anderson finished at No. 8 on the Tour money list. He'll be lucky to get into a single tournament until sometime in 2014. The flip side is someone like Brendon Todd. He finished 20th on the money list, and then in the four-event "Fi-

nals" he had a pair of top 20s and tied for second in the last one. His seeding went up 27 spots to No. 12, meaning he's likely to get in all four North American events. "Obviously, I want them to do it a different way," Tway said. "It seems unfair. But other people like it. I'm not a smart enough person to come up with a plan. Hopefully, when I get my starts I'll play well. And if you play well, they can't keep you off the tour." That comment was refreshing, especially coming from a 25-year-old rookie who got the short end of the draw. Playing better is always the solution in golf, no matter how the system works. Even so, there's something wrong with the tour's message that a year on the Tour now is the "primary path" to the big leagues. Because it's not. It's an entire season, followed by four tournaments that decide how much you get to play. It's like driving from California to Florida and being told upon entering the state that the actual destination is Miami. "Most people feel that guys who play all year long on the Tour should have some merit," said Jamie Lovemark, who went from No. 12 on the money list to the 39th seed. He received an exemption to the Open, and missed out at the qualifier in Las Vegas. "Maybe you should protect the top 10. I'm sure they'll tweak it. But no matter what they do, someone will get the wrong end of it." There were bound to be glitches in the first year of a new system. The tour's mistake was underestimating how many guys would play in October when it went to a wraparound season. Officials thought all 50 players from the Tour Finals would get in all four events, or at least two of them. The day after the Tour Finals, nearly every player had signed up for the first event. The tour is reviewing the first year of the Tour Finals, and changes are likely. They weren't simple the first time, and they won't be now. Along with looking after the players on the Tour, consideration has to be given players who just missed their cards on the PGA Tour, the strongest circuit in the world. Alex Aragon — No. 9 on the Tour money list who fell to a No. 36 seed — barely got into the Open as an alternate. It felt like Christmas morning when he learned over the weekend he received an exemption to Las Vegas. "There's no perfect solution," Aragon said.

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W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 5 1 0 .833 157 94 San Francisco 4 2 0 .667 145 118 St. Louis 3 3 0 .500 141 154 Arizona 3 3 0 .500 111 127 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. Thursday, Oct. 24 Carolina at Tampa Bay, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 Cleveland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Buffalo at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Miami at New England, 1 p.m. Dallas at Detroit, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. San Francisco vs. Jacksonville at London, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Cincinnati, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Washington at Denver, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. Open: Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, San Diego, Tennessee Monday, Oct. 28 Seattle at St. Louis, 8:40 p.m.

SATURDAY DISTRICT CROSS COUNTRY At Miami Valley Career Tech Center BOYS D-I B Race, 3:30 p.m. Piqua, Centerville Beavercreek Lebanon, Miamisburg, Bellbrook, Fairmont, Stebbins, Middletown, Fairborn, Franklin, Ponitz Career Tech, Sidney. D-III A Race, 9:30 a.m. Russia, Miami East, Covington, Bradford, Fort Loramie, Arcanum, Dayton Christian, Miami Valley, Mechanicsburg, Ansonia, Mississinawa Valley, Triad. D-III B Race, 10:30 a.m. Houston, Lehman Catholic, Botkins, Anna, National Trail, Franklin Monroe, Jackson Center, Emmanuel Christian, Troy Christian, Bethel, Catholic Central, Riverside, Middletown Christian. D-III C Race, 11:30 a.m. Versailles, Newton, West Liberty-Salem, Xenia Christian, Yellow Springs, Cedarville, Twin Valley South, Tri-Village, Dixie, Tri-County North, Southeastern, Fairlawn. GIRLS D-I B Race, 3 p.m. Piqua, Springboro, Lebanon, Bellbrook, Miamisburg, Greenville, Springfield, Fairmont, Wayne, Franklin, Sidney, Ponitz Career Tech. D-III A Race, 9 a.m. Covington, Bradford, Fort Loramie, West Liberty-Salem, Mechanicsburg, Ansonia, Bethel, Troy Christian, Dayton Christian, Mississinawa Valley, Middletown Christian. D-III B Race, 10 a.m. Versailles, Miami East, Lehman Catholic, Houston, Botkins, Twin Valley South, Arcanum, Tri-Village, Franklin Monroe, Tri-County North, Dixie, Jackson Center. D-III C Race, 11 a.m. Russia, Newton, Xenia Christian, National Trail, Catholic Central, Yellow Springs, Cedarville, Riverside, Triad, Miami Valley, Emmanuel Christian, Southeastern. BOYS SOCCER D-I Piqua at Beavercreek, 2 p.m. D-III Newton vs. Xenia Christian (at Miami Valley), 1 p.m. Lehman at Bethel, 7 p.m. Brotkins at Miami East, 7 p.m. VOLLEYBALL Brookville D-III Versailles vs. West Liberty-Salem, 1 p.m. Miami East vs. Anna, 2:30 p.m. Tippecanoe D-IV Russia vs. Riverside, 1 p.m. Troy D-IV Lehman vs. Tri-Village, 6 p.m. MONDAY GIRLS SOCCER D-III At Fairborn Lehman-Triad winner vs. Miami East-Botkins winner, 7 VOLLEYBALL Tippecanoe D-IV Bradford vs. Fort Loramie, 7 p.m.

College Schedule College Football Schedule All Times EDT (Subject to change) Friday, Oct. 18 SOUTH UCF (4-1) at Louisville (6-0), 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 EAST Colgate (1-5) at Holy Cross (3-4), Noon Villanova (4-2) at New Hampshire (2-3), Noon Texas Tech (6-0) at West Virginia (3-3), Noon Fordham (7-0) at Yale (3-1), Noon Georgetown (1-5) at Lehigh (5-1), 12:30 p.m. William & Mary (4-2) at Maine (4-2), 12:30 p.m. Sacred Heart (6-1) at Bryant (3-3), 1 p.m. Lafayette (1-4) at Harvard (4-0), 1 p.m. Cornell (1-3) at Monmouth (NJ) (3-4), 1 p.m. Richmond (3-3) at Rhode Island (2-5), 1 p.m. Army (3-4) at Temple (0-6), 1 p.m. Penn (2-2) at Columbia (0-4), 1:30 p.m. Bucknell (1-4) at Dartmouth (2-2), 1:30 p.m. Towson (6-1) at Albany (NY) (1-6), 3:30 p.m. UMass (1-5) at Buffalo (4-2), 3:30 p.m. Princeton (3-1) at Brown (3-1), 6 p.m. Duquesne (3-2) at Robert Morris (2-3), 6 p.m. Old Dominion (4-2) at Pittsburgh (3-2), 7 p.m. SOUTH Southern Miss. (0-5) at East Carolina (4-2), Noon SMU (1-4) at Memphis (1-4), Noon South Carolina (5-1) at Tennessee (3-3), Noon Georgia (4-2) at Vanderbilt (3-3), Noon Syracuse (3-3) at Georgia Tech (3-3), 12:30 p.m. Jacksonville (2-4) at Campbell (1-5), 1 p.m. Marist (3-3) at Davidson (0-6), 1 p.m. Carnegie-Mellon (3-3) at Mercer (5-1), 1 p.m. Delaware St. (2-4) at NC A&T (3-2), 1 p.m. Hampton (1-5) at Norfolk St. (2-4), 1 p.m. Chattanooga (4-2) at Elon (2-5), 1:30 p.m. Appalachian St. (1-5) at Furman (2-4), 1:30 p.m. Howard (1-5) at Florida A&M (2-4), 2 p.m. Morgan St. (1-5) at NC Central (3-3), 2 p.m. VMI (1-5) at Presbyterian (1-4), 2 p.m. Tennessee St. (6-1) at UT-Martin (4-2), 2 p.m. Tennessee Tech (3-4) at E. Kentucky (3-3), 3 p.m. Grambling St. (0-7) at Jackson St. (5-2), 3 p.m. Kent St. (2-5) at South Alabama (2-3), 3 p.m. Coastal Carolina (6-0) at Liberty (3-3), 3:30 p.m. North Texas (3-3) at Louisiana Tech (2-4), 3:30 p.m. Duke (4-2) at Virginia (2-4), 3:30 p.m. Wofford (4-2) at W. Carolina (1-6), 3:30 p.m. Maryland (5-1) at Wake Forest (3-3), 3:30 p.m. Savannah St. (1-6) at Bethune-Cookman (5-1), 4 p.m. Austin Peay (0-6) at Murray St. (4-3), 4 p.m. Arkansas (3-4) at Alabama (6-0), 7 p.m. LSU (6-1) at Mississippi (3-3), 7 p.m. SE Louisiana (4-2) at Northwestern St. (3-3), 7 p.m. Florida St. (5-0) at Clemson (6-0), 8 p.m. Sam Houston St. (5-1) at McNeese St. (5-1), 8 p.m. MIDWEST UConn (0-5) at Cincinnati (4-2), Noon Purdue (1-5) at Michigan St. (5-1), Noon Minnesota (4-2) at Northwestern (4-2), Noon Navy (3-2) at Toledo (3-3), Noon Florida (4-2) at Missouri (6-0), 12:21 p.m. Drake (3-3) at Butler (5-2), 1 p.m. Ohio (4-2) at E. Michigan (1-5), 1 p.m. Akron (1-6) at Miami (Ohio) (0-6), 1 p.m. Indiana St. (1-5) at Illinois St. (2-4), 2 p.m. S. Dakota St. (4-3) at Missouri St. (1-6), 2 p.m. Morehead St. (2-4) at Valparaiso (1-5), 2 p.m. Ball St. (6-1) at W. Michigan (0-7), 2 p.m. SE Missouri (1-5) at E. Illinois (5-1), 2:30 p.m. N. Illinois (6-0) at Cent. Michigan (3-4), 3 p.m. N. Dakota St. (6-0) at S. Illinois (4-3), 3 p.m. Oklahoma (5-1) at Kansas (2-3), 3:30 p.m. Indiana (3-3) at Michigan (5-1), 3:30 p.m. Sacramento St. (3-4) at North Dakota (2-4), 3:30 p.m. Iowa (4-2) at Ohio St. (6-0), 3:30 p.m. W. Illinois (3-4) at Youngstown St. (6-1), 4 p.m. South Dakota (3-3) at N. Iowa (4-2), 5 p.m. San Diego (4-2) at Dayton (4-2), 6 p.m. Southern Cal (4-2) at Notre Dame (4-2), 7:30 p.m. Wisconsin (4-2) at Illinois (3-2), 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST TCU (3-3) at Oklahoma St. (4-1), Noon MVSU (1-5) at Prairie View (4-3), 3 p.m. Alcorn St. (5-2) at Texas Southern (1-5), 3 p.m. Southern U. (3-3) at Ark.-Pine Bluff (0-6), 3:30 p.m. BYU (4-2) at Houston (5-0), 3:30 p.m. Auburn (5-1) at Texas A&M (5-1), 3:30 p.m. Nicholls St. (4-2) at Stephen F. Austin (2-4), 4 p.m. Iowa St. (1-4) at Baylor (5-0), 7 p.m. Cent. Arkansas (3-3) at Lamar (3-3), 7 p.m. Georgia St. (0-6) at Texas St. (3-3), 7 p.m. FAR WEST Charleston Southern (6-1) at Colorado (2-3), 2 p.m. Colorado St. (2-4) at Wyoming (4-2), 2 p.m. Cal Poly (3-3) at Montana (5-1), 3:30 p.m. UCLA (5-0) at Stanford (5-1), 3:30 p.m. UC Davis (2-5) at N. Colorado (1-6), 3:35 p.m. Montana St. (4-2) at Weber St. (1-6), 5:30 p.m. Washington (4-2) at Arizona St. (4-2), 6 p.m. Idaho St. (3-3) at N. Arizona (4-2), 7:05 p.m. Nevada (3-3) at Boise St. (4-2), 8 p.m. Rice (4-2) at New Mexico St. (0-6), 8 p.m. S. Utah (5-2) at E. Washington (4-2), 8:05 p.m. Utah St. (3-4) at New Mexico (2-4), 9 p.m. Utah (4-2) at Arizona (3-2), 10 p.m. UNLV (4-2) at Fresno St. (5-0), 10 p.m. Washington St. (4-3) at Oregon (6-0), 10 p.m. Oregon St. (5-1) at California (1-5), 10:30 p.m.

AP Top 25 Poll The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 12, total points based on 25 points for a firstplace vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. Alabama (55) 6-0 1,495 1 2. Oregon (5) 6-0 1,438 2 3. Clemson 6-0 1,352 3 4. Ohio St. 6-0 1,330 4 5. Florida St. 5-0 1,242 6 6. LSU 6-1 1,137 10 7. Texas A&M 5-1 1,105 9 8. Louisville 6-0 1,077 8 9. UCLA 5-0 1,017 11 5-0 912 13 10. Miami 11. South Carolina 5-1 896 14 12. Baylor 5-0 849 15 13. Stanford 5-1 824 5 14. Missouri 6-0 749 25 15. Georgia 4-2 615 7 16. Texas Tech 6-0 590 20 17. Fresno St. 5-0 383 21 18. Oklahoma 5-1 380 12 19. Virginia Tech 6-1 352 24 20. Washington 4-2 309 16 21. Oklahoma St. 4-1 264 22 22. Florida 4-2 249 17 23. N. Illinois 6-0 185 23 24. Auburn 5-1 156 NR 25. Wisconsin 4-2 153 NR Others receiving votes: Michigan 118, Nebraska 94, Michigan St. 69, Utah 47, Notre Dame 39, Oregon St. 21, UCF 19, Texas 16, Arizona St. 7, Northwestern 7, Houston 3, Rutgers 1.

USA Today Top 25 Poll The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 12, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Alabama (58) 6-0 1,545 1 2. Oregon (3) 6-0 1,485 2 3. Ohio State 6-0 1,406 3 4. Clemson (1) 6-0 1,365 4 5. Florida State 5-0 1,293 6 6. Louisville 6-0 1,166 8 7. Texas A&M 5-1 1,156 9 8. LSU 6-1 1,098 11 9. South Carolina 5-1 1,024 12 13 10. UCLA 5-0 999 11. Miami (Fla.) 5-0 905 14 12. Baylor 5-0 890 15 13. Stanford 5-1 857 5 14. Missouri 6-0 617 NR 15. Texas Tech 6-0 587 21 16. Georgia 4-2 546 7 17. Oklahoma State 4-1 493 20 18. Oklahoma 5-1 482 10 19. Fresno State 5-0 419 22 20. Virginia Tech 6-1 297 25 21. Nebraska 5-1 278 24 22. Florida 4-2 240 17 23. Northern Illinois 6-0 224 23 24. Michigan 5-1 178 16 25. Washington 4-2 137 19 Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 124; Michigan State 83; Auburn 67; Notre Dame 60; Oregon State 23; Texas 23; Central Florida 22; Northwestern 19; Utah 18; Arizona State 13; Houston 6; Boise State 3; Mississippi 2.


Postseason Glance Postseason Baseball Glance All Times EDT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) American League All games televised by Fox Boston 2, Detroit 2 Saturday, Oct. 12: Detroit 1, Boston 0 Sunday, Oct. 13: Boston 6, Detroit 5 Tuesday, Oct. 15: Boston 1, Detroit 0 Wednesday, Oct. 16: Detroit 7, Boston 3 Thursday, Oct. 17: Boston at Detroit Saturday, Oct. 19: Detroit at Boston, 4:37 p.m. x-Sunday, Oct. 20: Detroit at Boston, 8:07 p.m. National League All games televised by TBS St. Louis 3, Los Angeles 2 Friday, Oct. 11: St. Louis 3, Los Angeles 2, 13 innings Saturday, Oct. 12: St. Louis 1, Los Angeles 0 Monday, Oct. 14: Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 0 Tuesday, Oct. 15: St. Louis 4, Los Angeles 2 Wednesday, Oct. 16: Los Angeles 6, St. Louis 4 Friday, Oct. 18: Los Angeles (Kershaw 16-9) at St. Louis (Wacha 4-1), 8:37 p.m. x-Saturday, Oct. 19: Los Angeles (Ryu 14-8) at St. Louis (Wainwright 19-9), 8:37 p.m.


NHL Standings

National Hockey League All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L OT Pts GF GA Toronto 6 1 0 12 27 16 Detroit 5 2 0 10 18 16 Montreal 4 2 0 8 20 10 Tampa Bay 4 2 0 8 23 15 Boston 3 2 0 6 12 8 Ottawa 2 2 2 6 15 19 Florida 2 5 0 4 16 28 Buffalo 1 6 1 3 11 21 Metropolitan Division W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 5 1 0 10 23 15 Carolina 2 2 3 7 15 21 N.Y. Islanders 2 2 2 6 19 17 Columbus 2 3 0 4 12 12 N.Y. Rangers 2 4 0 4 11 25 Washington 2 5 0 4 17 24 New Jersey 0 3 3 3 11 21 Philadelphia 1 6 0 2 10 20 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L OT Pts GF GA Colorado 6 0 0 12 21 6 Chicago 4 1 1 9 18 15 4 1 0 8 21 13 St. Louis Minnesota 3 2 2 8 17 17 Nashville 3 3 0 6 13 18 Winnipeg 3 4 0 6 17 19 Dallas 2 3 0 4 11 14 Pacific Division W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 6 0 0 12 30 9 Anaheim 5 1 0 10 21 14 Phoenix 4 2 1 9 20 21 Calgary 3 1 2 8 20 20 Vancouver 4 3 0 8 20 22 Los Angeles 4 3 0 8 17 19 Edmonton 1 5 1 3 21 32 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday's Games Buffalo 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, SO Chicago 3, Carolina 2, SO Toronto 4, Minnesota 1 Vancouver 3, Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh 3, Edmonton 2 Tampa Bay 5, Los Angeles 1 Detroit 2, Columbus 1 San Jose 6, St. Louis 2 Nashville 4, Florida 3 Montreal 3, Winnipeg 0 Colorado 3, Dallas 2 Ottawa 4, Phoenix 3, OT Wednesday's Games N.Y. Rangers 2, Washington 0 Anaheim 3, Calgary 2 Thursday's Games Vancouver at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Carolina at Toronto, 7 p.m. Edmonton at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Columbus at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Florida, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Nashville, 8 p.m. San Jose at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Colorado, 9 p.m.


MLS Standings

Major League Soccer All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA x-New York 15 9 8 53 50 39 x-Sporting KC 15 10 7 52 44 29 Houston 13 10 9 48 39 37 Montreal 13 12 7 46 48 47 Chicago 13 12 7 46 44 47 Philadelphia 12 10 10 46 40 40 New England 12 11 9 45 45 36 Columbus 12 15 5 41 40 42 Toronto FC 5 16 11 26 29 46 D.C. 3 22 7 16 21 56 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Portland 13 5 14 53 49 33 Real Salt Lake 15 10 7 52 55 40 Los Angeles 15 11 6 51 52 37 15 11 6 51 41 39 Seattle Colorado 13 10 9 48 42 33 San Jose 13 11 8 47 33 41 Vancouver 12 11 9 45 48 42 FC Dallas 10 11 11 41 45 50 Chivas USA 6 18 8 26 29 60 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. x- clinched playoff berth Wednesday's Games Los Angeles 1, Montreal 0 Friday's Games D.C. United at Sporting Kansas City, 8 p.m.


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For Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might feel tired today. In fact, for the past few days, you might have felt that everything was one step forward, two steps backward. This will pass. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your efforts feel stymied when it comes to pulling your act together at home to meet the challenge of visiting guests or the chaos of renovations and residential moves. It's as if you are walking in quicksand. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) No matter how strong your views are today, this is a poor day to try to coerce others to agree with you. The clarity of your viewpoint will be lost on others. It's as if your speech is muffled. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be careful with financial matters today, because you might not see the whole picture. It's as if there is Vaseline on your lens. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your efforts to move forward will get you nowhere right now. This baffles even you. Don't worry, because as Mars moves on, your strength and success rate will recover. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Beware of self-defeating behavior patterns today. It's easy to fall back into childhood reactions. As long as you're aware of this, you won't get into trouble. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) The steam has gone out of you when it comes to competing with others today. It doesn't seem to be worth it. That's OK; let this pass. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your ambitions are thwarted by others, either on purpose or accidentally at this time. Don't make a big deal about things. Accept them and move on. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) No matter how enthusiastic you are about a project, perhaps with school, publishing or medical or legal issues, you cannot make gains. Wait a week. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Disputes about shared property and inheritances are bogged down due to confusion, misrepresentation and deception. Just put things on hold for about a week. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You might feel confused when dealing with partners and close friends right now. It's hard to know what they really want from you, and it's equally hard to know if you can deliver. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Don't strike out at others now. If you feel frustrated with someone, wait for a few days because you need more strength and focus to be successful. YOU BORN TODAY You are lively, independent and ready to speak your mind. Sometimes it seems like excitement and stimulation virtually surround you. You are competitive, outspoken and aggressive about going after what you want. You also are a loyal friend and family member. Good news! This year might be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big! Birthdate of: Robert Reed, actor; Michael Gambon, actor; Joy Bryant, actress.





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UN elects 5 new Security Council members Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Saudi Arabia and Chad easily won coveted seats on the U.N. Security Council Thursday, despite criticism from human rights groups that their rights records are abysmal. Nigeria, Lithuania and Chile also won seats. The five candidates endorsed by regional groups faced no opposition because there were no contested races for the first time in several years. In the first round of voting by the 193-member General Assembly, Lithuania was the top vote-getter with 187 votes followed by Nigeria and Chile with 186 votes, Chad with 184 votes and Saudi Arabia with 176 votes. A two-thirds majority of those voting was needed to win. S ecurity Council seats are highly coveted because they give countries a strong voice in matters dealing with international peace and security, in places like Syria, Iran and North Korea, as well as the U.N.’s far-flung peacekeeping operations. The 15-member council includes five permanent members with veto power — the U.S., Russia, China, Britain and France — and 10 nonpermanent members elected for two-year terms. The five countries elected Thursday will assume their posts on Jan. 1 and serve through the end of 2015. They will replace Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo. Philippe Bolopion, United Nations director for Human Rights Watch, denounced the election of Chad, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. “The prestige of a seat at the world’s foremost diplomatic table should prompt the new members to get their house in order,” he told the Associated Press. “Chad should put an end to the recruitment of child soldiers, which earned it a spot on the U.N. list of shame,” he said. “Saudi Arabia should end its crackdown on human rights activists and grant women their full rights.” Bolopion also criticized Nigeria, saying it should “end chronic abuse by security forces and better protect civilians in the north” from attacks by the Boko Haram terrorist network. Hillel Neuer, executive director of Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch, accused Saudi Arabia of denying women the right to vote, drive a car or travel without the permission of a male relative. He also accused it of “praising and shielding Sudan” whose president, Omar al-Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Neuer said Chad should not have oversight on U.N. peacekeeping operations as long it employs child soldiers. The three countries did not address their

critics in welcoming their victories. C h a d ’s Fo re i g n Minister Moussa Faki told reporters that election to the council is “recognition of the role of Chad in peace and security in the African region.” Chad has protested its inclusion in the “list of shame,” saying it has worked aggressively with the U.N. to end child soldier recruitment and has made significant progress. Saudi Arabia’s U.N. Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi said his country’s election “is a reflection of a longstanding policy in support of moderation and in support of resolving disputes by peaceful means.” He expressed hope that working with other members Palestine will be able to establish an independent state, which he called “the core issue of the difficulties in the Middle East.” He also expressed hope that the Syrian people will achieve “their aspiration for freedom and prosperity and unity.” Nigeria’s Foreign Minister Viola Onwuliri said her country will focus on conflict prevention, preventive diplomacy, mediation, the control of small arms and light weapons, terrorism and counter-terrorism, and “the protection of all.” “We’ll talk for Africa,” she said. “The African issues are the majority of issues facing the United Nations Security Council today.” Simon Adams, Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, called on the new council members “to consistently utilize their position to prevent atrocities and protect vulnerable populations.” Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius, whose country regained its independence in 1991 and currently holds the European Union presidency, told reporters it wants to focus on “ humanitarian values” and the protection of women and children in conflict. Chad, Saudi Arabia and Lithuania have never served on the U.N.’s most powerful body while Nigeria and Chile have both been on the council four times previously. Seats in the Security Council are allocated by region, and regional groups nominate candidates. There are often hotly contested races. In 2007, for example, a runoff between Guatemala and Venezuela went 47 rounds before Panama was finally elected as the Latin America candidate. This year, there were initially two candidates for a West African seat but Gambia dropped out last week in favor of Nigeria. Because balloting is secret, there is intense lobbying for votes by candidates, even in uncontested races, to ensure they get the minimum number needed for victory — and to see who gets the highest vote.


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Iraq: Wave of car, suicide blasts kill at least 61 Adam Schreck Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) — A barrage of car bomb and suicide bomb blasts rocked Baghdad and two northern Iraqi communities Thursday, killing at least 61 people during a major holiday period and extending a relentless wave of bloodshed gripping the country. The bulk of the blasts struck in mainly Shiite Muslim parts of the Iraqi capital shortly after nightfall, sending ambulances racing through the streets with sirens blaring. Authorities reported nine car bomb explosions across Baghdad, including one near a playground that killed two children. It was the deadliest day in Iraq since Oct. 5, when a suicide bombing targeting Shiite pilgrims and other attacks left at least 75 dead. Iraq is weathering its deadliest outburst of vio-

lence since 2008, raising fears the country is returning to the widespread sectarian killing that pushed it to the brink of civil war in the years after the 2003 U.S.led invasion. Iraq’s resurgent branch of al-Qaida is believed to be behind much of the killing as part of its campaign to undermine the Shiite-led government. Thursday’s bloodshed began early in the morning when a suicide bomber blew up his explosivesladen car among houses in an ethnic minority village in northern Iraq. That attack, in the Shabak village of al-Mouafaqiyah near the restive city of Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, killed at least 15 and wounded 52, police said. The United Nations envoy to Iraq condemned the attack and said rising violence in Ninevah province requires “urgent

action and strengthened security cooperation” between regional authorities and the central government. “The United Nations pays particular attention to the protection of minority communities who continue suffering from heinous attacks (and) economic and social barriers,” envoy Nickolay Mladenov said. Another suicide bomber struck hours later, setting off an explosives belt inside a cafe in Tuz Khormato, killing three and wounding 28, police chief Col. Hussein Ali Rasheed said. The town, a frequent flashpoint for violence, sits in a band of territory contested by Arabs, Kurds and Turkomen about 200 kilometers (130 miles) north of Baghdad. The attacks struck as Muslims around the world this week mark the religious holiday of Eid

al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice. The holiday marks the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim — or Abraham, as he is known in the Bible — to sacrifice his son in accordance with God’s will, and is often a time for family celebrations and outings. The Baghdad explosions went off in quick succession after sunset as families were heading out to parks, coffee shops and restaurants, police said. Back-to -back car bombs exploded about two blocks apart in the mainly Shiite neighborhood of Husseiniyah, killing a total of 11 and wounding 22, authorities said. Other mainly Shiite neighborhoods hit were the southeastern New Baghdad, where four died and 12 were wounded, and the eastern Sadr City, where a car bomb near a playground killed

five, including two children, and wounded 16, officials said. Another car bomb exploded near a restaurant in the northeastern Shiite neighborhood of Gareat, killing seven and wounding 14, authorities said. Elsewhere, a suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into a police checkpoint in the southern district of Dora, killing five people, including three police officers, and wounding nine, authorities said. Two parked car bombs exploded near an outdoor market and shops in the mixed Shiite and Christian neighborhood of Garage al-Amana, killing eight and wounding 15, officials said. The predominantly Sunni neighborhood of Shurta also was hit, with three killed and 12 wounded when a car bomb exploded in a commercial street, authorities said.

Hospital officials confirmed the casualties. Officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to release the information. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Thursday’s blasts, though suicide bombings and car bombings are a favorite tactic of Al-Qaida’s local branch. It frequently targets Shiites, whom it considers heretics, and those seen as closely allied to the Shiite-led government in Baghdad. Violence has escalated sharply since late April following a deadly crackdown by security forces on a camp for Sunni protesters in the northern town of Hawija. The U.N. reported 979 people killed violently in Iraq last month. At least 350 more have died in attacks in Iraq so far this month, according to an Associated Press count.

name. Jameh was one of the most powerful Syrian army officers in the country and played a major role in Lebanon when Damascus dominated its smaller neighbor. The TV report did not say when Jameh was killed. It said he died “while he was carrying out his mission in defending Syria and its people.” The city of Deir elZour has witnessed clashes b e t we e n troops and rebels for more than a year. Meanwhile, Qadri Jamil, the Syrian deputy prime minister, said Thursday that “we are closer than ever” to talks in Geneva. “In our contact with the (Russian)

Foreign Ministry, we were informed about the approximate and hypothetical dates for holding it,” he said. Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency quoted him as saying “the conference will be held on the 23rd and 24th of November.” Alexander Lukashevich, a spokesman for the Ru s s i a n Fo re i g n Ministry, would not confirm or deny that the dates were being considered. U.N. S ecret aryGeneral Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday that efforts are intensifying to try to hold the Geneva meeting in mid-November. Ban did not provide specific dates, and it’s not clear whether the schedule provided by

Jamil has been agreed to by any other parties. The talks have been put off repeatedly, in part because of fundamental disagreements over the fate of Syrian President B ashar Assad. The Western-backed Sy r i a n Nat i o n a l Coalition, the main alliance of political opposition groups, has said it will only negotiate if it is agreed from the start that Assad will leave power at the end of a transition period. Many rebel fighters inside Syria flatly reject negotiating with Assad’s regime The regime has rejected such a demand, saying Assad will stay at least until the end of his term in mid-2014, and he will decide then whether to seek re-election. The regime has said it refuses to negotiate with the armed opposition. The United States and Russia have been trying to bring the Damascus government and Syria’s divided opposition to negotiations in Geneva for months, but the meeting has been repeatedly delayed. It remains unclear if either side is really willing to negotiate while Syria’s civil war, now in its third year, remains deadlocked. Also Thursday, the international agency overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons

stockpile said that inspectors have so far found no “weaponized” chemical munitions, or shells ready to deliver poison gas or nerve agents, and that Syria’s declarations up to now have matched what inspectors found. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations are working to verify Syria’s initial declaration of its weapons program and render production and chemical mixing facilities inoperable by Nov. 1. Their work on the ground involves smashing control panels on machines and destroying empty munitions. The team has visited 11 of more than 20 sites since Oct. 1 and carried out destruction work at six. “Cheap, quick and low-tech. Nothing fancy,” OPCW spokesman Michael Luhan said of the work. In the next phase, the work gets more complex and dangerous when actual chemical weapons have to be destroyed — in the midst of full-blown war. Negotiations are still underway as to how and where that will happen. Syria’s revolt began in March 2011 with largely peaceful protests against the Assad regime before eventually turning into a civil war. The conflict has killed more than 100,000

people, forced more than 2 million to flee the country and left some 4.5 million others displaced within the country. It has also proven difficult and dangerous for journalists to cover, and press freedom advocate groups rank Syria as the most dangerous country in the world for reporters. Dozens of journalists have been kidnapped and more than 25 have been killed while reporting in Syria since the conflict began. On Thursday, Sky News Arabia said that a team of its reporters had gone missing in the contested city of Aleppo. The Abu Dhabi-based channel said it lost contact on Tuesday morning with reporter Ishak Moctar, a Mauritanian national, cameraman Samir Kassab, a Lebanese national, as well as their Syrian driver whose name is being withheld at his family’s request. Sky News Arabia chief Nart Bouran says the crew was on assignment primarily to focus on the humanitarian aspects of the conflict in Aleppo. The channel appealed for any information on the team’s whereabouts and for help to ensure the journalists’ safe return.

State TV: Top Syrian army general killed in battle Bassem Mroue Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) — A top Syrian army general has been killed in fighting with rebels, state-run Syrian television reported Thursday, as the country’s deputy prime minister floated Nov. 23-24 as possible dates for talks on a political solution to the conflict. The t el ev i s i o n report said Gen. Jameh Jameh was killed while on duty in eastern Syria. It said Jameh, who was the head of the military intelligence directorate in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour, was killed by rebels in the provincial capital that carries the same

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987 E. Ash St., Piqua, OH 45356 937-773-1225