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Obama: ‘The law is here to stay’ BY JULIE PACE Associated Press

PIQUA — Kim Didier, first-grade teacher at High Street Primary School, has been named the 2013-2014 Piqua City Schools Teacher of the Year. Didier was presented the title Thursday, by Superintendent Rick Hanes and 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year Mary Burkhardt. Nominated by her peers, Didier influences the child r e n she has taught a n d DIDIER a l s o those who have the privilege to work with her. In their nominations, fellow staff members had the following comments: “Kim embodies the word teacher as she puts her heart and soul into the education of Piqua’s young children. She goes above and beyond to find ways to meet the needs of the variety of learners in her classroom.” “Kim teaches great manners and respect, helping children realize that true self-esteem comes not from someone saying nice things to you all the time, but from attempting challenges, not giving up and finding success.” In her finalist application, Didier shared the following: “Differences in my class are not seen as weaknesses, just differences. Differences are discussed as strengths, just like each child in my class is unique and gifted in some way. We work as a team to explore our “gifts” and we celebrate and learn from them with each other.” Didier began working in the Piqua City School District during August 2006 as a first grade teacher at High Street Primary School, where she continues to teach. Professionally, Didier has participated in the Martha Holden Jennings Scholar Program, the Ready Schools Project, Project More as well as completing her master’s of education in curriculum and instruction from Bowling Green State University.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Caught between nervous Democrats and emboldened Republicans, President Barack Obama on Friday stepped up the sales pitch on his health care overhaul as the final elements of his top domestic achievement go into effect. With his legacy and the law’s success at stake, Obama said: “The law is here to stay.”

Behind the scenes, the White House readied a campaign-style effort to get healthy young people to sign up for the insurance “exchanges” in order to keep premium costs from skyrocketing. On Capitol Hill, House Republicans are planning yet another vote to try to try to repeal the law. The insurance exchanges are the centerpiece of the landmark overhaul of the nation’s health insurance system

and the White House mobilization is crucial to the success of the health care law and, by extension, to Obama’s place in history as the first president in decades to expand health care coverage. “There’s a lot that this law is already doing for Americans with insurance,” Obama said during a Mother’s Day-themed event at the White House. “There’s a lot more that’s going to happen for folks who don’t have insur-

ance.” But he cautioned: “We still have a lot of work to do in the coming months to make sure more Americans can buy affordable health coverage.” And he urged the public not to be swayed by what he said were scare tactics from critics of the law who might blame it for rising premiums. “Don’t be bamboozled,” he said. Underscoring the policy and political conse-

quences, the White House plans to employ both the resources of government as well as those of his reconfigured political operation as it aimed to enroll 7 million people in health insurance exchanges between Oct. 1 and the end of March. The goal is to get 30 million people to sign up within five years. However, the composition of those signing up for new exchanges the See Obama/Page 2

Gifts for Mom grown from the heart From the Kindergartners also learn the importance of mothers farm to the fridge BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer

PIQUA — There is no stronger bond than the one shared between a child and his or her mother, and tomorrow is the day we honor all mothers for all of their hard work. First celebrated in this country in 1908, Mother’s Day is that one time of year where we honor not only mothers, but motherhood and the influence that mothers have on us all — from addressing scraped knees and helping with homework to undying love and loyalty, and literally every single thing in between. Area residents have one day left to go out and purchase a card or gift for their mother, but a few hundred school children at Nicklin Learning Center have been preparing for tomorrow for the last two weeks. Thirteen classes consisting of a total of approximately 286 kindergarten students at Nicklin Learning Center have spent time in recent weeks creating and growing their special Mother’s Day projects, which students took home from school Friday to present to their own mothers. Loretta Henderson, Nicklin principal, said each teacher came up with their own ideas for classroom projects honoring mothers — many of them mothers themselves — and said the children have enjoyed the activity.

High school FFA’ers give youngsters a lesson in ‘agrinomics’ BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer


Kindergartner Bailey Lucas works on a Mother’s Day card in her Nicklin Learning Center classroom on Thursday. “They have been working on them for the last two weeks and a lot of classes planted flowers,” Henderson said. “There are all sorts of (Mother’s Day) projects the students have been working on.” In addition, many of the young students created cards or some other form of artwork or illustration. A vast majority of the projects contain their school photo on it as well while others made creations that have their hand prints on it. Ten-year Nicklin teacher Amy Davis was hard at work on Thursday orchestrating her class of youngsters with putting the finishing touches on

their Mother’s Day projects. Meanwhile, rows of flowers each student planted soaked up the last rays of sun on a classroom windowsill before the students give them to their mothers. Davis said her students have been excited about putting their own unique touches on their Mother’s Day cards. “They have been very excited,” Davis said. “We also planted flowers a few weeks ago and they will be taking these home to give to their mothers. They are just really excited.” Fellow Nicklin teacher Mara Rindler said her students have also been ex-

cited for this weekend, but she says she also had lessons in class that taught the children about how important mothers are. Her class also grew flowers and made cards, but they also are giving their mothers coupon books filled with chores and a cupcake. “I told them there are a lot of things they can give their mothers that are free,” Rindler said. “So they made coupon books that contain things like, ‘help with the dishes, give mom a hug, or help me make breakfast.’ All of those things are free.” Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers out there!

MIAMI COUNTY — Troy City Schools’ kindergarten and first graders got a lesson in ‘agrinomics’ as Miami East High School FFA members taught the children how the food gets from the farm to the fridge. Local elementary students from Troy City Schools and Miami East Elementary School learned how to milk cows, ride horses and how everyday products from lip balm to diapers come from corn and soybeans. “We enjoy teaching the kids about things they aren’t usually around,” said senior Lindsy Brookhart. Throughout the day, senior Emily Johnson said she enjoys the witty questions children ask about the animals during their presentations. “One of the kids thought the ear tag was a See Farm/Page 2

At Dave’s Place, they keep it all in the family BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer

PIQUA — For Dave and Linda Poling, running their business, Dave’s Place, 1106 Fisk St., over the past three decades has been a pleasant and successful venture. Especially, the Polings said, considering this year marks the 32nd anniversary of the old-fashioned food business that is known for its relaxed atmosphere, deep-fried chicken and breaded mushrooms. One thing they might not be so well-known for is that all of the employees

are family. Out of all of Dave and Linda’s children, all of them at some point in time or another worked at Dave’s Place, and so have all eight of their grandchildren, many of which still work at the restaurant. “They have all worked in here,” Linda said, noting while laughing that some of them have even been fired. Oh, and the Polings have two great-grandchildren and Linda said it’s just a matter of time before the business becomes a fifth-generation See Dave’s/Page 2

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Owner Linda Poling and her granddaughter, Haleigh, stand outside Dave’s Place, their Fisk Street dining establishment earlier this week. This year marks the 32nd anniversary of restaurant run by Poling and her husband, Dave. Several generations of their family have worked at the business, which they purchased from Dave’s parents, Pudge and Shirley Poling.



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Dave’s Continued from page 1 establishment. “One of my great grandchildren is two and a half years old,” Linda said. “He’s old enough to come in and tell me he wants chicken and fries.” The Polings themselves are second-generation owners who purchased the business 31 years ago, one year after Dave’s parents, Pudge and Shirley Poling, started the restaurant. After 32 years in operation, Linda said she never thought she would still be working at the restaurant side by side with her husband. “When I started working here I was 32 years old,” she said. “At the time I thought, ‘Oh man, I don’t want to cook all the time.’ I was very young then and I didn’t want to be in the kitchen for the rest of my life. So I thought then that I would just do it for a little bit. Here we are and now I have my great grandkids coming in here — all of my grandkids were raised in here.” The Polings’ extended family are their loyal cuswho Linda tomers, thanked because of their support of the years. “It’s just old-fashioned here,” she said. “We have lots of loyal customers. When they finish their meals they always come back and tell us how good it was, and thank us for cooking their dinner.” For more information, contact Dave’s Place by calling 773-3373.



Farm Continued from page 1 price tag,” Johnson said. “They come up with some good questions.” “Sheep can get a haircut,” said Concord Elementary kindergartner Kendall August. “I didn’t know they could get a hair cut and that they had brown yarn on their bodies.” That “brown yarn” was part of the FFA’s sheep shearing demonstration the students shared during their annual Ag Day. Junior Kelly Rindler said she enjoys education students about horses and seeing them experience their first time in the saddle. “It’s a fun, new experience for most of them,” Rindler said. “Seeing them get excited about riding a horse and teaching them how to take care of animals is always something we look forward to each year.” For 6 year-old Page Kin-

ney, petting the goats, making lip balm from soybeans and going for a horse ride was her favorite part of the day. “When you ride the horses, you pat them because they like it,” Kinney said. “You have to pat them right on the back to let them know they did a good job.” The FFA students spend weeks to prepare lesson plans and games to showcase the hard work and planning it takes to run America’s farms. Students prepared hands-on learning experiences such as making soybean-based lip balm and “Hamburger Treats” to explain what it takes to provide food that the students eat every day and what every day products they themselves might use which uses wheat, soybeans and corn. As the FFA members give their presentation to their young audience, Miami East High School sciences agriculture

teacher and FFA adviser Marie Carity also said it’s a lesson for the oldest students as well in public speaking and how to engage an audience for the 12 minutes that they are at each station. The Miami East Agricultural Education Department of a Satellite Program of the Miami Valley Career Technology Center. ANTHONY WEBER/STAFF PHOTO

Miami East High School member Kelly FFA Rindler assists kindergarten students from Forest, Cookson and Concord elementary schools while petting horses Friday during Ag Day at the Miami County Fairgrounds. While visiting each station, Miami East High School FFA members discussed a variety of agricultural related topics with students.

Obama Continued from page 1 matters just as much as the overall totals. In order to keep premium costs down, officials say they must register 2.7 million healthy people between the ages of 18 and 35 in order to counteract the costs of ensuring seniors and people with health problems. The effort comes as the public remains divided over the health care law. As a result, the White House is planning an election-like campaign to target those uninsured or individually insured young people, an

effort reminiscent of the sophisticated voter outreach that helped Obama twice win the White House. The administration has identified where many of the healthy and uninsured young live and will be working with health clinics, hospitals, churches and other groups to sign them up for the exchanges. Organizing for Action, an outside political group supporting Obama, will also be involved in the effort to promote the exchanges. Administration officials say one-third of the young people they need to sign up for the ex-

changes live in California, Texas and Florida. Just over 50 percent are minorities and 57 percent are men. The administration’s challenge is to overcome both confusion and lack of awareness about the law. A new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation showed more than 4 in 10 Americans didn’t know the Affordable Health Care Act was still law or was being implemented, and about half feel they don’t have enough information about the law to know how it will affect them. However, the officials said

they expect some of those views to shift after the exchanges are fully operational, in part because many Americans will realize their health didn’t change and those that are uninsured will see the benefits of the law. Besides enrolling needed participants, the White House effort is designed to rally the public around the health care law to stave off yet another challenge from Republicans. Three years after it became law, the health care overhaul remains a target of GOP lawmakers determined to overturn it.

Prince Harry salutes war dead at Arlington BY MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Harry saluted America’s war dead in somber remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, pausing, too, to place flowers on the tombstone of President John F. Kennedy and visit the grave of a British World War II hero buried far from home. There were none of the shrieking throngs that greeted his arrival Thursday on Capitol Hill at the opening of his weeklong U.S. visit, only solemn reflection at gravesites and time-honored ceremony attended by hundreds at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Harry, a British Army captain who has served twice in Afghanistan, capped the Washington portion of his trip with a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, seeing the latest prosthetic technology and chatting with wounded warriors. From there it was on to Colorado Springs, Colo., for the 2013 Warrior Games. He’s to spend Saturday at the games, where more than 200 American and British

veterans wounded in service are competing. His two-day official visit in Washington was in no way like his decidedly unofficial romp in Las Vegas last summer when embarrassing photos leaked of a prince partying naked in a game of strip billiards. Harry’s itinerary is focused on his military ties and charitable works, and it got off to a crisply professional start. Amid the rows of headstones at Arlington, the prince laid a wreath at the grave of soldier Michael L. Stansbery Jr., 21, of Mount Juliet, Tenn. He left a note reading: “To my comrades-in-arms of the United States of America, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the cause of freedom. Captain Harry Wales.” Stansbery, a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient, was killed July 30, 2010, by an improvised explosive device while on foot patrol in Afghanistan. His grave was chosen randomly for the prince’s honor, among thousands marking the resting places of the fallen from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Elizabeth Jennings of Arlington was in Section 60 tending to the grave of her brother-in-law and un-

aware that Prince Harry was just a few feet away until she was told. “I think it’s really great that he’s paying his respects,” said Jennings, whose brotherin-law Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jonas Kelsall was killed in Afghanistan in 2011. “They’re all brothers-inarms.” After placing the wreath, Harry, in ceremonial Army uniform with a light-blue beret, saluted for several seconds, then walked through the rest of the section, pausing at the stones occasionally to read them. On one knee, Harry placed flowers on Kennedy’s tombstone near the eternal flame, then stood at attention and bowed his head. Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago this November. The prince also paid his respects at the grave of the British officer, Major Gen. Orde Wingate, who created the Chindits, troops who fought behind enemy lines against the Japanese in World War II, developing guerrilla tactics familiar in today’s special forces. He died in the crash of a U.S. bomber in 1944. His remains and those of other crash victims, most American, were later moved to Arlington. At the Tomb of the Un-


England’s Prince Harry visits Arlington National Cemetery on Friday. The soldier-prince is spending most of his week in the U.S. honoring the wounded and dead of war. knowns, representing the unidentified dead of all American wars, hundreds gathered as the U.S. Army band, Pershing’s Own, played the national anthems of the U.S. and Britain, and the prince stepped forward to place a wreath of poppies. Harry then saluted as the “The Last Post” sounded. His handwritten note on the wreath read: “In grateful memory of all those who have given their lives in the cause of freedom.” The prince offered com-

radeship and empathy to the wounded at Walter Reed, where officials introduced him to a hightech treadmill that projects a virtual world on a screen and is used to help patients with posture, balance and pain. “We’ve got nothing like this back in the U.K.” he said. “You guys as Americans are used to the technology; we are always behind.” He sat on a bed and chatted with Staff Sgt. Tim Payne, 30, of Mon-

tana, injured by an IED in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province. “We talked about how I got injured and that I like swimming,” Payne said after. “I told him I swim 4,000 meters a day and someday will swim the English Channel. Harry said, ‘That’s a crazy idea.’” The prince opened his visit Thursday with a tour of an exhibition in Congress about landmine removal, a cause embraced by his late mother, Princess Diana.

GOP boycotts health care advisory board BY JIM ABRAMS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. House Speaker John Boehner, who joined Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell in boycotting the Independent Payment Advisory Board, also said that the House next week will vote again to repeal the health care act. According to a Democratic count, the House has tried some 36 times to repeal all or part of Obama’s landmark health care overhaul since it became law in

2010. The 15-member advisory board, known as IPAB, would have the power to force payment cuts on insurers, drug companies and other service providers if Medicare costs rise beyond certain levels. The health care law explicitly forbids the board from rationing care, shifting costs to seniors or cutting their benefits, but Republicans have insisted that it will be a vehicle to deny care to seniors. Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin referred to “death panels” that would allow the government to withhold life-saving care from the elderly while campaigning in 2008. While Boehner and McConnell did not go that far, they

said in their letter to Obama that reduced payments “will force providers to stop seeing Medicare patients” and “this will lead to access problems, waiting lists and denied care for seniors.” Boehner, at a news conference Thursday, said this “is a board with 15 unelected, unaccountable individuals who have the authority to deny seniors access to care. The American people don’t want the federal government making decisions that doctors and patients should be making.” The members of the board, to consist of people nominated by both parties, would be subject to Senate confirmation. Economists have predicted that the board’s services might not be

needed in the near future because Medicare cost increases appear to be manageable. Asked why the House was voting a 37th time to repeal what Republicans call “Obamacare,” even though GOP leaders know the Democraticcontrolled Senate will again ignore the vote, Boehner said there were about 70 new members of the House this year. “Frankly they have been asking for an opportunity to vote on it, and we are going to give it to them.” He said he supports total repeal of the law rather than efforts to amend it as it goes into effect over the next year. “I don’t believe there is a way to fix this and make it acceptable to the American people.”

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Foundation awards 76 grants PIQUA — The Miami County Foundation awarded 76 separate grants totaling $200,901 during a recent grant distribution celebration. Dr. Richard N. Adams, distribution committee welcomed chairman, agency and school representatives. “I know the late Richard E. Hunt, who established the organization, would be pleased by the growth and service of the Foundation,” said Adams. “His idea of people helping people is the basis of the foundation’s goals of helping donors to accomplish their philanthropic objectives as effectively as possible and to build a permanent endowment of private funding to serve the Miami County community.” Adams stated more than $4.2 million has been distributed in grants and scholarships during the past 28 years. He presented an overview of the foundation’s grant and scholarship programs. By allocating grants twice yearly, the foundation helps schools, individual students and charitable organizations to attain their objectives. As a result, the foundation serves as a catalyst for innovative programs in the arts, community development, education, environment, health and human services. Seventy six grants totaling $200,901 were awarded to assist a variety of projects in Miami County and ranged from $350 to $24,250. Organizations benefiting from these grants include American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Bethel Local Elementary, Bethel Local High School, Bradford Middle School, Bradford PeeWee Football Association, City of Piqua, Covington Exempted Village School District, Covington Middle School, Covington Middle School Music Department, Dream Builders/The Clubhouse, Eagles’ Wings Therapeutic Riding Stable, Friends of Hayner, G.I.V.E. Inc., Greene Street Daycare & Preschool Program, Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Hoffman United Methodist Church, Johnston Farm Friends Council, Lockington Volun-

Age: 5 Birthdate: May 11, 2008 Parents: Pedro and Amanda (Wagoner) Santos of Covington Grandparents: Sammy and Brenda Wagoner of Covington MARISSA ELIZABETH and Francisco and ESPERANZA SANTOS Rosa Santos of City, Guatemala West Liberity, Ky., Guatemala William Hall of Troy, the G r e a t - g r a n d p a r - late Dessie Hall and the ents: Jannie Wagoner of late Jr Wagoner


A grant to help pay for Miami County Junior Fair activities was awarded to the Miami County Agricultural Society. Pictured is Jimmy Sutherly showing his pig. teer Fire Association, Mental Health Coalition, Miami County Agricultural Society, Miami County Educational Service Center, Miami County Park District, Miami County Soil and Water Conservation District, Miami East High School Muse Machine, Miami East Junior High School Muse Machine, Miami East Local Schools K-8 Library, Miami Valley Veterans Museum, Milton Union High School, Milton Union Music Boosters, Milton Union School, MiltonUnion Public Library, Needy Basket of Southern Miami County, Piqua Catholic School, Piqua City School Junior High, Piqua High School, Piqua High School Music Department, Piqua Police Department, SafeHaven Inc., T.L. Baseball Boosters Inc., The Piqua Heritage Festival, The Salvation Army, Tipp City High School, Tipp City LT Ball School, Tipp City Seniors Inc., Troy Chamber of Commerce, Troy Christian Junior and Senior High School, Troy Civic Theatre, Troy Historical Society, Troy Literacy Council, Troy Lunch Club, Troy Senior Citizens Center and village of West Milton. The foundation continues to provide seventeen on-going humanitarian grants for food, utility, shelter and medical assistance programs throughout the county. Agencies selected to receive these grants consist of the American Red Cross, Bethany Center’s soup

kitchen, Covington Outreach Association, FISH Union Township, Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, G.I.V.E., Health Partners of Miami County, New Path, Partners in Hope, Salvation Army in Piqua, St. James Episcopal Church food pantry and St. Patrick’s Soup Kitchen. A grant from the Jean and John Dugan Fund was awarded to Partners in Hope. The celebration concluded with a final comment from Adams to grant recipients, “On behalf of the Miami County Foundation Board of Directors, accept our thanks for the work each of you and those serving your organizations provide to our county.” The deadline for fall 2013 grant distribution is the last day of August. Eligible organizations must provide services directly to the residents of Miami County, must be certified federally tax-exempt by the IRS as a 501c or equivalent organization, preferably a 501 (c)(3) and organizations are limited to one grant per 12 month period. You can request a grant application by calling the office at 773-9012 or download a copy from the foundation’s website at Individuals, businesses and organizations wishing to support the mission of the foundation may contribute to the unrestricted fund. Donations are accepted in any amount and

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Don’t understand s part of my job, I monitor police/fire/rescue calls in Miami County. One type of call seems to increasingly attract my attention, and raise my ire. I cannot believe the number of calls to Miami County 9-11 requesting assistance from police officers to deal with supposedly out-of-control children. Perhaps I should mention that these calls come from parents of the children, some as young as seven or eight years old. I guess my feeling is — I just don’t understand. If you can’t control your kids when they are in elementary school,how in the world do you think you will be able to handle parenting a teenager? No one ever said that being a parent was easy. As the old saying goes,“Gray hair is hereditary. I got it from my kids.” I understand that life today is difficult. Kids will try your patience, your nerves and anything else they can try. But, it is our job as parents to be … a parent. Being a parent is fun but it requires more work and more responsibility than any other job on Earth. I think that most parents at some point feel as if they are failing. It is a natural feeling. In spite of all the hard work and trying to make life easier for our children, they will still screw up. My best advice for kids and parents, is deal with it and move on, but not before acknowledging that a lesson was learned. I’m not sure that trying to make everything easier for MIKE ULLERY our kids is the wise way to go. Chief Photographer The generation ofAmericans who lived through the depression and World War II have become known, justifiably, as “Our Greatest Generation,” as coined by Tom Brokaw. That did not happen by accident or coincidence. Those of my parents’ generation grew up working hard just to survive. Just as they reached adulthood,they marched off to war. An all-out no-holds-barred total war. I have my doubts that any generation of humans at any other point in time, could have faced the tasks and hardships of World War II, on the battlefield or the home front, and come out victorious. Our “greatest generation” never had anything handed to them. Today, we want to give your children everything. No work involved.We want keep them safe. No risk allowed. Too many parents try to be a friend to their children, not a parent. No one wants to discipline their children. Sometimes, in order to make a point, you have to get their attention. If kids know that there are no real consequences for misbehavior, they will just keep going. There is no crime in spanking a kid. You heard me. A whack on the hind end is a necessary tool in raising many kids. We have all heard, or used, the phrase, “This is going to hurt me more than it does you.” That is because a good parent, hates the fact that they are going to spank someone they love and it does hurt to have to do that.But kids need to learn that misbehavior or breaking the rules carries consequences. “You were bad!” just does not get the job done for most children. Ignoring misbehavior over time leads to kids becoming increasingly difficult to manage. And it is our job to manage our children. Their brains have not developed to a point where their judgement is always the best.It is our job to teach and train them to use good judgement. Far too many parents let their children, and their children’s friends, raise themselves. Out of sight, out of mind. It scares me that a parent who feels the need for police reenforcements in order to deal with a misbehaving thirdgrader, has actually been charged with responsibility for a child,a growing and developing human being.I pity the child. What has our world come to that a parent feels intimidated by their own child? “Spare the rod and spoil the child.”


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All the wrong stuff That doesn’t make crazy Dutch organsense to me. Why are they ization is currently giving the participants accepting applicamoney for? It’s not like tions for rocketing Earth they can spend it anyinhabitants to the red surwhere on a desolate face of planet Mars. The planet. They don’t have group, Mars One, hopes to Walmarts or Burger Kings create a quasi human seton Mars, and cell coverage tlement on the fourth is absolutely abysmal. planet by 2023.The online WILL E SANDERS Did I mention these application process is unStaff Writer space travelers will not — derway for those among repeat not — be making a us who seek to become return trip to terra firma? Mars astronauts — without all of that messy education and rigorous And that’s the best case scenario; the worst being death. training nonsense. So I can’t imagine this cosmic journey enThere is just one catch. tices too many people. Except at last count You won’t be coming back. Since I don’t feel like dying on some god- more than 78,000 morons the world over forsaken planet, I don’t intend on applying have applied to be a part of the Mars profor the one way ticket to a slow and misfor- gram. This long, drawn-out social experitunate death.Too bad I can’t nominate a few ment is more like a fancier version of the people I know. But I bet the grim prospect of Heaven’s Gate cult, and I don’t remember being one of the first dwellers on Mars ap- things working out so well for those people, peals to some people. That’s fine because I do you? I mean, I can’t reiterate this point enough: don’t mind thinning the herd. There is a pretty stringent, four-step ap- You’re not coming back.Ever.If you go to Mars plication process to become a Mars astro- youwilldie.LifeonMarsissoharshthatitkills naut. Applicants must be 18 years or older NASArobots.Sowhathopedoesanyonehave? (so kids ask your parents’ permission before You might as well be living on the sun. Even if a person wanted to come back they calling), possess the knowledge to upload a video of yourself online and have a “can-do couldn’t. Due to the fragile nature of the attitude,” as the brochure states.Other qual- human skeletal structure and the red ifications include being able to survive with- planet’s gravitational field, which is 38 perout water and the ability to hold your breath cent as strong as Earth’s,coming back to this planet would be quite inhospitable to say the for extreme periods of times. What sort of clientele does this leave? The very least. As far as the lack of water and oxygen the bottom of the gene pool if you ask me.Clearly only a person who has nothing going for collective brain trust over at Mars One is althem on this planet would consider making ready one step ahead of us. According to something of their life on a foreign planet de- Mars One, there is apparently “water ice” void of any noteworthy resources.It’s nothing under the Martian soil. Once extracted this but extended intergalactic suicide, and the water ice might be used to create water to drink, raise crops or produce oxygen. revolution is going to be televised! So, this mysterious water ice might be That’s the best part. Mars One will be receiving a large chunk of funding through used for those things. It’s possible. I guess filming and subsequently airing the training they’ll find out once they get there and can’t process, which will pit competitors against get back, right? Then again it’s almost poetic justice. Any one another to secure a ticket on board the space ship.So it’s essentially going to be“Sur- hapless human that even considers living on vivor” where the winners get ostracized from Mars is already living on another planet. Earth and sent into space where they all exTo contact Will E Sanders email him at perience the throes of starvation before succumbing to slow and excruciatingly painful learn more about Will E Sanders, to read past columns or to deaths. For those chosen for inclusion in the pro- read features by other Creators Syndicate gram the training and mission is considered writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at a full-time, paid job.


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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency, the White House and other federal departments announced Friday that they are expanding a program for restoring and improving urban waterways nationwide. The Urban Waters Federal Partnership now operates in seven locations. Officials said Friday they’re adding the Grand River in Grand Rapids, Mich., the Middle Rio Grande in Albuquerque, N.M., and nine other areas. The program links economic development, recreational and environmental improvement goals. “Since we launched the Urban Waters Federal Partnership two years ago, we’ve seen firsthand what the transformation of degraded urban waterways into clean, healthy and treasured centerpieces can do for local communities — not only from an aesthetic standpoint, but also from a public health and economic standpoint,” acting EPA Administrator Bob Perciasepe said in a statement. The other new sites are the Big River and Meramec River around St. Louis; the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Camden, N.J., Chester, Pa., and Wilmington, Del.; the Green-Duwamish River in Seattle; the Mystic River in metropolitan Boston;Martin Pena Canal in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Middle Blue River in Kansas City; Passaic River in Newark, N.J.; Proctor Creek in Atlanta; and Lake Erie near Toledo, Ohio. Among other participating agencies are the U.S. departments of Agriculture, Interior, Education, and Housing and Urban Development. “Restoring these waterways is not only important for improving the water that we all depend on, but for spurring economic growth and creating recreational opportunities in these communities as well,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

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Happy tween is troubled by feelings of depression DEAR ABBY: I am a 12-year-old girl who is happy, healthy and doing great in school. But lately I have felt sad, lonely and just plain frustrated. I used to talk to my parents about it, but I don’t feel comfortable doing it anymore, and my friends don’t like listening to me. I have tried hard to push back these feelings, but it is putting a strain on me. Sometimes I break down crying and can’t stop. Most people think it’s just my age, but it’s not. It’s more than that. I want to talk to a psychologist, but I’m scared to ask for one. What do you think? — SO MIXED UP


Saturday, May 11, 2013



‘Bunty Berman Presents’ a Bollywood spoof



DEAR DADDY: I would have suggested that you consider allowing your daughter to adopt a hamster or guinea pig, but they require a certain amount of care. A child has to be responsible enough to feed, water and the cage daily, and clean DEAR SO MIXED UP: Admitting you need pro- at 6, your daughter is not fessional help with a prob- mature enough. Tell her lem isn’t something to be that when she is older you scared of. It is a sign of will consider letting her SEVEN17 PUBLIC RELATIONS, MONIQUE CARBONI/AP PHOTO maturity. Your mood have a pet. Cats require swings may be caused by much less care than dogs This theater publicity photo released by Seven17 Public Relations shows Nick Choksi and Lipica Shah in the hormonal changes do. Perhaps a compromise the new musical comedy, “Bunty Berman Presents...” currently performing off-Broadway at The New Group going on in your body as could be worked out at a at Theatre Row in New York. you are becoming a later date. BY JENNIFER FARRAR East” and the 2008 Olivier-winning years (Gayton Scott, initially a stork woman. However, because DEAR ABBY: I am 75, Associated Press “Rafta Rafta,” both of which were also who turns into a swan.) Scott expresthey are of concern to you, made into successful films) had to step sively sings of her yearning for Bunty it is important that you let and when I pass on I NEW YORK (AP) — Olivier Award- into the title role of his new musical in the lovely ballad, “Can You See Me?” your parents and your pe- would like the undertaker diatrician or a counselor to remove my six gold caps winning playwright Ayub Khan Din’s shortly after previews began, replacing Bunty’s other supporters include a at school know how you from my teeth. Then my new sunny musical comedy “Bunty actor Erick Avari after an injury. handsome but humble tea-boy (a boyare feeling. It’s the surest wife can sell them to pay Berman Presents...” is a cheerfully irDin’s singing is a bit rough at times, ishly appealing performance by Nick way to get the reassurance for my funeral. I think this reverent tribute to what’s often called but it well-suits his impressive por- Choksi) who hopelessly loves beautiful, and, if necessary, the coun- will work out well. What is the golden age of Indian cinema. That trayal of a robust, confident film pro- prima donna film star Shambervi era encompassed colorful, melodra- ducer/director whose oblivion to petty (charmingly enacted by Lipica Shah). seling you think you need. your take on this? — ED IN FLORIDA matic Bollywood movies circa the details like dead bodies is an integral Shah exudes entitlement as Sham1950s-early 1960s. DEAR ABBY: My 6bervi, giving a particularly strong renpart of his charm. DEAR ED: As I started The New Group’s world premiere of year-old daughter wants a Long heralded as the toast of Bom- dition of “Shambervi’s Lament,” a bitter dog more than anything in researching “dental gold,” this buoyant musical, with book and bay, Bunty has recently become more song about blind ambition and the price the world. She mentions it I realized that while there lyrics by Din, and music by Din and like burnt toast. Although he made im- of fame. at least once a day. She’s a are companies that buy it, Paul Bogaev, opened Thursday night. portant contributions to Hindi films, Alok Tewari as feared gangster great kid, well-behaved the price your wife would Din lyrically imagines a failing Bombay such as insisting that “clinging wet Shankar Dass leads a trio of unsavory, and doing well in school, get will depend upon the film production company in 1957, saris were here to stay,” his recent money-laundering and bumbling bad so I hate to disappoint her. weight of the gold — most Bunty Berman Productions, which movies have been described by the guys that the Marx brothers might But I have absolutely no of which is 16-karat — must stumble farcically through a fickle critics as “stinkers” and he’s now have invented, including a petulantly interest in taking on the and the current market number of obstacles in hopes of making broke, with no more friends at the bank. menacing turn by Raja Burrows as his added responsibility of a value of the metal. Be- a successful new comeback movie. Raj Dhawan, (a scene-stealingly hi- arrogant son. pet like that. My wife and cause of the nosedive that TNG’s founding artistic director larious turn by Sorab Wadia), Bunty’s Music director Boko Suzuki leads the I work long hours and our gold has experienced Scott Elliott stages over-the-top action old friend and now ungracefully aging small but mighty orchestra, and all the home is unoccupied for lately, I’m advising you to that segues seamlessly into sprightly, studio star, has lost his box office appeal. improbable events take place on a clevmost of the day. It would start saving up for your inventive dance sequences choreo- Raj’s once-fabled “hero looks” — his erly multi-level sound stage designed have to be adjusted to be funeral NOW and to live graphed by Josh Prince, with a variety soulful gazes into the eyes of his lead- by Derek Lane, atmospherically lit by pet-friendly. I have noth- long and prosper. My ex- of diverse, clever songs moving the story ing ladies — have lost their mojo too. David Lander. ing against pets, but I perts have informed me along. From the exhilarating first numA rainbow array of saris, lavishly Bunty primarily blames his writer, could never be considered that most funeral homes ber, “Bombay Opening,” to the final Nizwar, (a plucky performance by swirling dresses and embroidered coats, an animal lover. We cur- are unwilling to remove sparkling reprise of the irrepressible Sevan Greene, displaying resilience de- richly designed by William Ivey Long, rently have two goldfish, fillings, caps, etc. theme song, “Let’s Make a Movie,” the spite a steady stream of writer-as-idiot enhance the air of Bollywood glitz. but I can see that the time accomplished ensemble sings and jokes.) Silent black-and-white projections from Dear Abby is written by those guys bought me is dances up a veritable monsoon. CrossStock characters who are given fresh old Hindi films reinforce how brilliantly Abigail Van Buren, also quickly running out. I dressing surprises and zany plot twists bloom by Din’s witty, affectionately Din’s fond parody respects and continwant my daughter to be known as Jeanne Phillips, add to the fun. mocking script include Dolly, Bunty’s ues this Indian cinematic tradition happy and rewarded for and was founded by her Unexpectedly, Din (author of “East is overlooked but loving secretary of 20 while very effectively spoofing it. mother, Pauline Phillips. what a great kid she is. I DON’T want a dog. What Write Dear Abby at or do I do? — BAD DADDY OUT P.O. Box 69440, Los AngeBY MIKE SILVERMAN cycle. On Wednesday, acts. Cleveman’s voice tends There was one other newWEST les, CA 90069. Swedish tenor Lars Cleveto get swallowed up below comer in this final “Ring” of Associated Press man took over the role and about middle C, but it gains the season. Bass-baritone Solve it NEW YORK (AP) — The proved a solid if unspectacu- in power as it climbs the Greer Grimsley has sung list of tenors who can sing the lar successor. scale. That meant he was at other roles at the Met, but title role of Wagner’s Cleveman, who is in his his best in moments like the this was the first time he’d “Siegfried” is such a short one mid-50s, has already sung sword-forging scene that been heard here as Wotan — that any newcomer tackling the role in several European closes Act 1, when he could or The Wanderer as he is the part at the Metropolitan cities and has appeared at let forth impressive high known in this opera. GrimsOpera is worthy of note — the Bayreuth festival in Wag- notes. His acting was tenta- ley has a big, dark, penetratComplete the and there’s always the hope ner’s “Tannhaeuser.” He has tive, but that may be attrib- ing voice that’s lacking in grid so every row, a star will emerge. the kind of sturdy, reliable utable to a lack of rehearsal variety but well-suited to his column and 3 x 3 That’s just what happened voice that’s essential for any- time on a stage dominated by character’s fierce pronouncebox contains last season when Jay Hunter one undertaking the part of the moving metal planks of ments in Act 3, when Wagevery digit from Morris made his debut in Siegfried, who is onstage for the Robert Lepage produc- ner’s orchestrations take on a 1 to 9 inclusively. this third opera of the “Ring” most of the opera’s three long tion. richer, heavier texture.

Lars Cleveman debuts at Met as Siegfried


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This will yield an extra heart trick whenever: — West started with any number of hearts including the queen. — The missing hearts divide 3-3. — East started with the Q-x. — South’s actual line of play would have succeeded against the first two cases, but it did not guard against the third, and it cost him his contract.


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Is there any limit to Zooey Deschanel’s creativity? With her comical hit show, “New Girl,” it’s hard to work out when she would have the time to write music. And the new album “Volume 3” from her duo, She & Him, with singer-songwriter M. Ward, definitely doesn’t sound like an album that’s been made on the side. Their third record bursts to life with the bluesy “I’ve Got Your Number, Son,” and Deschanel’s tone is dulcet. It’s the kind of song you imagine being played on the jukebox in a 1950s diner. The lyrics throughout the album are dreamy and full of unrequited love, but sung in an almost theatrical way. In “Never Wanted Your Love,” Deschanel adopts a Texan drawl. The addition of Ward’s voice on “Baby” creates a beautiful harmony with Deschanel’s tone, and an electric guitar riff adds a rock ‘n’ roll spin to the record. The album’s only weak moment is the cover of Blondie’s “Sunday Girl,” which comes off flat. Otherwise, She & Him has a winner.

But he should have made the hand anyway. Declarer erred when he took the heart finesse. Since he needed only three tricks from the heart suit to make his contract, the finesse was not really necessary. To give himself the best chance of scoring a third heart trick, South should draw trumps, cash the KA of hearts, in that order, and then lead a third heart toward the jack. 40047274

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possible overruff by West), and then drew trumps with the K-Q-J. Next he led a heart to the ace followed by a heart to the jack, losing to the queen. East returned a club, forcing dummy’s last trump. When the hearts failed to divide evenly, South had to lose another trick at the end for down one. South bemoaned his Assume you’re South bad luck in finding the and reach four spades on hearts divided 4-2 and the the bidding shown. doubleton queen offside. (North’s two-club bid is Stayman, asking whether you have a four-card major, and East’s double shows good clubs.) West leads the ace and another club. East wins the second club with the queen and continues BAGGED ICE $1.05 with the king. How would Lowest Price In Town! you play the hand? When the deal occurred, 1407 South St. declarer ruffed the king of 773-0252 clubs with the ace of Mon.-Sat. spades (to guard against a 11am-9pm



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Michelle Obama at book-signing: ‘Buy away’


Baby news

Carson Matthew Taylor att and Jamie Taylor of Piqua announce the birth of a son, Carson Matthew Taylor. Carson was born at 1:51 p.m. May 1, 2013, at Wilson Memorial Hospital. He was 19 inches in length and weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz. He was welcomed home by big brother, Robbie. Maternal grandparents are Jim and Toni Roth of Piqua. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Diane Taylor of Piqua and Jeff and Jerry Collins of Sidney. Maternal great-grandparents are Ellen Burnside of Piqua and Bob and Annabelle Roth of Troy. Helen Taylor is the paternal great-grandmother.



Copies of the book by first lady Michelle Obama “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Garden Across America,” are on display at the Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington on Tuesday. Obama signed copies of her book. BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press

Jim and Naomi Russell SUSAN WALSH/AP PHOTO

First lady Michelle Obama signs copies of her book “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Garden Across America” at the Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington on Tuesday.

Mrs. Obama said she hopes people who get a copy of the book will follow the example of her daughters, Malia and Sasha. She said her girls would thumb through the pages just to look at the pictures but then “slowly but surely” they started to read it. “And that’s really the hope, that the pictures draw people of all ages in and then they start to read it and maybe start thinking about how to start a garden of their own,” she said. The first lady, who paired a black, short-sleeved top with silver appliques at the neckline and shoulders with a green-and-gold, pleated skirt, sat at a table covered with a blue-and-white checkered cloth and decorated with a wicker basket that overflowed with red and yellow peppers, carrots and other veggies. Using a black Sharpie marker, Mrs. Obama spent about 90 minutes signing just her name in about 265 books, according to the publisher. Reporters were escorted from the bookstore about 15 minutes into the event.

Customers were required to preorder one copy only of the $30 book last week, then return Tuesday morning with the receipt and a government-issued ID to receive a colorcoded wristband that would allow them into the signing. They also had to pass a Secret Service background check. Mrs. Obama shook hands with every book-buyer and chatted them up, despite admonitions by staff to the customers to “keep moving.” “It was as exciting as I thought it would be,” said Marjorie Booker, a retiree in Washington, after she walked out of the store and into a driving rain after getting her book signed. “I’ve been looking forward to this since Thursday. The fact that I’m soaking wet is not important.” Before the signing, the first lady said all book proceeds are going to the National Park Foundation to help support the White House garden and community gardens across the country. “So buy away. It’s Mother’s Day. It’s coming up,” she said.

Visitors to DC increase by about 1 million in 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington saw an increase of about 1 million visitors last year, one of its largest in a decade, counting a record 18.9 million tourists at the nation’s capital in 2012, officials announced Tuesday. Statistics released by the tourism bureau Destination D.C. show a 5.5 percent increase in total visitors compared with 2011. A study found that domestic visita-

tion grew by 4.2 percent to reach 16.8 million U.S. visitors last year. Growth in international visitors was a major factor driving increased visitation, said Elliott Ferguson, the president and CEO of Destination D.C.Officials estimate thatWashington had 2.1 million international tourists in 2012. The number of visitors from China increased by about 92 percent, and Washington saw double-digit increases from other countries as well, Ferguson said.

Hall, Jagger play model mom and daughter NEW YORK (AP) — Like mother, like daughter. And Jerry Hall and Georgia May Jagger do seem to like each other quite a bit. Together, they enjoy riding horses, spa days, gardening, cooking and reading the Sunday newspaper, especially their horoscopes.They share clothes now, too, and are starring in a campaign for Sunglass Hut,their first major joint modeling gig. The key to the closeness between Hall, 56, and Jagger, 21?“Mom’s always right,”Jagger says dutifully — and with a laugh. However,Hall says she is increasingly taking advice,especially when it comes to fashion and style, from Jagger, who has modeled for H&M and Madonna’s Material Girl line.And it was Jagger who persuaded her mother to bring out an old leopard-print Thierry Mugler dress and dark cat-eye sunglasses on this day.

Tourism officials said they expect strong growth in 2013 as well. “The nation’s capital remains a bucket-list destination for families,” Ferguson said. “We are known for our free and almost free attractions, and increasingly for our exciting food scene, nightlife, shopping, theater, sporting events and dynamic neighborhoods.” The food and entertainment sectors also help attract more major conventions and smaller meetings, he

said. Destination D.C. expects the tourism growth to continue. Next year, the city will host 16 large city-wide conferences. Ferguson said the growth in tourism translates into a stronger local economy and job market. Figures show that visitor spending increased to an estimated $6.2 billion in 2012. Destination D.C. said more than half of the city’s sales tax revenue is generated by visitor spending.

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im and Naomi Russell will be celebrating their 65th anniversary on May 21. They were married by

the Rev. C. W. Snider at the Piqua United Brethren Church. The Russells are members of St. Paul Evangelical and Reform Church. Jim is a member of the Piqua Masonic Lodge. He served in the South Pacific during World War II. He retired from Aerovent Fan. Naomi has served on the board of directors at the YWCA and chairs the spiritual development committee. She retired from French Oil Mill Machinery Company. They will be celebrating with family and friends.



WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama on Tuesday returned to the business of selling her first book, and she started by telling scores of people waiting in line at a popular bookstore to “buy away” because Mother’s Day is coming. “It’s a great gift,” she said of “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America.” The book was published about a year ago in late May, and the first lady did just one book-signing event in Washington about two weeks afterward. She was, at the time, taking part in an even bigger sales job: campaigning around the country to help President Barack Obama win a second term. “If you recall, when the book came out we were in the middle of this campaign, or something or other,” she joked Tuesday. “So we were a little busy.” With the election over and a second term in the history books, Mrs. Obama ventured a few miles north of the White House to the Politics and Prose bookstore on a rainy morning to plug the fruit of her first turn as a best-selling author. More than 175,000 copies have been printed, according to Crown Publishers, which does not release sales figures. The first lady said she wrote the 271-page book for a bumper crop of reasons: to tell the story of her White House garden on the South Lawn, to spread the word about the history of community gardening in the United States and to start a conversation about childhood obesity in the U.S. “So all of that is part of this book, and it’s trying to do a little bit of everything,” she said The book includes numerous behind-the-scenes photos, including of family dog Bo, and recipes from White House chefs.

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Saturday, May 11, 2013


Real estate transfers

PIQUA Cheryl Beck a.k.a. Cheryl Boswer, trustee to Park National Bank, Unity National Bank, one lot, $48,000. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

to American Land Investments LTD., one lot, $0. Elizabeth Mesojednik, Mark Mesojednik to HSBC Mortgage Services Inc., a part lot, $0. Lawrence Searles to Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association, one ot, $46,000. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Catherine Redmon, a part lot, $0. Ross Miller to Kathy Stewart, one lot, $77,000. Flagstar Bank FSB to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, a part lot, $0. Estate of Darrell Free, Darrell Andrew Free, executor to Barbara Butt, a part lot, $59,000. George W. Hartzell Family Dynasty Trust, Barbara Hartzell, cotrustee, Gary L. Hunt, cotrustee to George W. Hartzell 2012 Irrevocable Dynasty Trust, Gary L. Hunt, trustee, one lot, one part lot, 4.316 acres, $0. Dolores Schultz to Linda Larger, Patrick Larger, one lot, $178,500. Jerry L. Atkinson Jr. to Joy Delaine Moore, Randy Moore, one lot, $54,000. Jason Howell, Sarah Howell to Kathy Gibbas, one lot, $63,500. Michelle Fisher, Randy Fisher to U.S. Bank N.A., one lot, $54,000.

Thomas Harris to Stephanie Harris, one lot, $0. Federal National Mortgage Association, John D. Clunk Co. LPA, attorney in fat to Randy Kimmel, one lot, $60,000. Federal National Mortgage Association, Lerner, Sampson and Rothfuss, attorney in fact to Randy Kimmel, one lot, $28,500. Estate of Virginia Powell to Karen Crowell, Marilyn Helman, David Powell, Retta Thomas, one lot, $0.

TIPP CITY Lindsey Magee, Todd Magee to Carolyn Ellis, William Ellis, one lot, $158,100. One Em Property Management LLC to Pencarbou Investments LLC, a part lot, $175,000. Rocky Hornbeck Jr. to National City Mortgage Company, two part lots, $46,000. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Aaron Morgan, one lot, $0. Janice Zickafoose, Williard Zickafoose to Andrew White, Christine White, a part lot, $135,000. Terri Newnam, Wayne Newnam to Margret Watkins, William Watkins, one lot, $55,000. Estate of Dennis to Lynnelle Heffner COVINGTON Stephanie Harris, Heffner, one lot, $0.

HUBER HEIGHTS Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group, Inc., one lot, $34,000. Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group, Inc., one lot, $34,000. Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group, Inc., one lot, $34,000. Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group, Inc., one lot, $34,000. Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group, Inc., one lot, $34,000. Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group, Inc., one lot, $34,000. Inverness Group Inc. to Steven Roberts, one lot, $226,800. Eric Dixon, Lindsay Dixon to PNC Bank N.A., one lot, $96,000.

WEST MILTON Mary Beth Roberts, Randy Roberts to Miranda Fox, one lot, $160,000. Lois Anne Melvin, Thomas Paul Melvin to Allison Sinay, one lot, $70,500. BETHEL TWP. Jennifer Dickensheets, Ronald Dickensheets to Jerome L. Hirt Sr., 17.32 acres, $0. Ralph Reda to HSBC Mortgage Services Inc., 0.464 acres, 1.525 acres, $60,000. Bac Home Loans servicing, LP, Bank of America, N.A., successor, Countrywide Home Loans Servicing to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, two lots, $0.

Yvette Allen to Ashley Haley, Seth Haley, one lot, $170,00. Jerry Strader, Vickie Strader to Kim Ellis, Peter Ellis, 10.031 acres, $451,000. Terry Lee Kessler to Christy Gagel, 0.18 acre, $167,000. NEWTON TWP. Household Realty Corp., to Magan Grice, 1.00 acre, $69,900. Dixie Clark, Donna Clark, Jack Clark, Jeffrey Clark to Cody Long, Natalie Long, 2.7506 acres, $42.500.

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Marriages Scratch-and-sniff cards prompt natural gas scare GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Those scratch-andsniff cards the energy company sends to customers to teach them to recognize the artificial smell added to natural gas? Turns out they work pretty well. Energy West general manager Nick Bohr tells the Great Falls Tribune ( ) that workers recently discarded several boxes of expired scratch-and-sniff cards in Great Falls. But when the garbage truck picked them up and compressed the load Bohr says“it was the same as if they had scratched them.” The resulting odor prompted numerous false alarms and building evacuations as the garbage truck traveled through downtown Great Falls on Wednesday morning,leaving the smell in its trail. Bohr says the company apologizes for the disruption.

No profanity on rapper’s headstone LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Commissioners at a Massachusetts cemetery have said no to profanity on headstones. Sonny Santiago, 23, was a rapper who died in a car crash in February. Commissioners at Pine Grove Ceme-

tery in Lynn this week unanimously rejected his family’s request to inscribe his gravestone with a song verse that included profanity. The commission became aware of the language when the company inscribing the 3-foot tall memorial submitted drawings to commissioners. Pine Grove Cemetery regulations posted online state that “the cemetery office must approve all inscription work on monuments.” “We’veneverhadaproblem like this before,” commission ChairmanArthurDulongtold The Daily Item of Lynn. City officials contacted the family about the inscription and they agreed to have the gravestone inscribed with a different,profanity-free verse from a song Santiago wrote, said Santiago’s sister-in-law, Angela Ventola. “Everything got changed,” she said. “Those words are not going on.” The commission’s dispute with Santiago’s family is not over. The family added a 3foot by 8-foot decoration made from mulch and rocks on his gravesite shaped like the number “1.” Uno was his performance name. The family has been asked to remove the decoration because it does not conform to cemetery rules. Santiago’s mother, Ana DeJesus, said the family will comply with the request — but she’s not happy about it. “I feel like we paid for the spot,” she said. “We want to be with him. It’s not fair.”

Peek into bears ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Biologists at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game are getting a peek into what city bears do all day. Six bears were equipped with rugged video cameras attached to collars around their necks, which are allowing biologists to get a good idea of how the four black and two brown bears spent their time last summer. The biologists collected 60 hours of video, according to the Anchorage Daily News.It shows the bears sleeping, eating gull eggs, walking greenbelts, and licking grease cans and gum stuck on the ground. Bears are seen salivating over garbage pizza and discarded birdseed, scooping up bivalves from Cook Inlet mudflats and scarfing horsetail and dandelions. “You’re riding around under their chin,seeing what they do,”said Fish and Game research biologist Sean Farley, who designed the project. “Now we can say, a bear was here and this is what it was doing.” Not all the collars at-

(AP) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is tapping his friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to ask for the release of a Korean-American man sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in the North. “I’m calling on the Supreme Leader of North Korea or as I call him ‘Kim’, to do me a solid and cut Kenneth Bae loose,” Rodman said on Twitter. He later called the tweet a direct response to a Seattle Times editorial that dared him to ask Kim for the release if the two are really buddies. Rodman visited North Korea in February and sat next to Kim as they watched an exhibition basketball game.His trip came at a time of high tension between Pyongyang and Washington and was not endorsed by the U.S. State Department. Bae is a tour operator who was arrested in North Korea in November. The North’s Supreme Court sentenced him last week for unspecified “hostile acts” against the Rodman to Kim: state. In a Foreign Ministry statement on Sunday, North ‘Do me a solid’ Korea said the 44-year-old Washington state man enfree American tered the country with a disSEOUL, South Korea guised identity. tached last summer survived. Farley said the brown bears destroyed their collars. “Critter cams,” as Farley calls the small, durable cameras attached to wildlife, are not new. But video cameras tough enough to withstand riding around on a bear only recently hit the market. The cameras cost $5,000 each.Biologists programmed them to record 10 seconds of video every 20 minutes, 24 hours a day, for about a month. The collars are engineered to drop off at a designated time.Radio signals are used to locate them. The cameras also captured some unsettling moments. In one clip, a bear turns the corner of a house and sees a person in the yard. The bear quietly slips away without the person ever knowing it was there. “The more we know about bears here in urban areas the better we are at managing them,” said Fish and Game wildlife biologist Jessy Coltrane.

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IRS apologizes BY STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service inappropriately flagged conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their taxexempt status, a top IRS official said Friday. Organizations were singled out because they included the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their applications for tax-exempt status, said Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups. In some cases, groups were asked for their list of donors, which violates IRS policy in most cases,she said. “That was wrong. That was absolutely incorrect, it was insensitive and it was inappropriate. That’s not how we go about selecting cases for further review,” Lerner said at a conference sponsored by the American Bar SLATE:

New “Facebook phone” is now selling for 99 cents BY WILL OREMUS I’m not one to criticize a good bargain,but this cannot be a good sign for the popularity of the new “Facebook phone”: Less than a month after it launched, the device is on sale for 99 cents with a two-year AT&T contract. In other words,the HTC First is already in the bargain bin. HTC wouldn’t share the exact sales figures for the device in its first-quarter earnings call. Regardless, as CNET’s Jennifer Van Grove points out, the price cut isn’t likely to do Mark Zuckerberg any favors as he tries to pitch other smartphone makers on the merits of packaging future devices with Facebook Home. Remember, though, the “Facebook phone” was never meant to be a high-end device. Facebook’s goal has always been to get as many people as possible spending as much time as possible on the social network. If that means selling phones for 99 cents, it’s no skin off Menlo Park’s nose. Indeed, as Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff pointed out,Facebook is touting the sale price on its own news feed with the tag line, “The best Facebook mobile experience just got better.”

Association. “The IRS would like to apologize for that,” she added. Lerner said the practice was initiated by low-level workers in Cincinnati and was not motivated by political bias. After her talk, she told The AP that no high level IRS officials knew about the practice. She did not say when they found out. Many conservative groups complained during the election that they were being harassed by the IRS. They accused the agency of frustrating their attempts to become tax exempt by sending them lengthy,intrusive questionnaires. The forms, which the groups made available at the time, sought information about group members’ political activities, including details of their postings on social networking websites and about family members. Certain tax-exempt charitable groups can conduct political activities but it cannot be their primary activity. IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman told Congress in March 2012 that the IRS was not targeting groups based on their political views. “There’s absolutely no targeting. This is the kind of back and forth that happens to people” who apply for taxexempt status,Shulman told a House Ways and Means subcommittee. Shulman was appointed by President George W. Bush. His 6-year term ended in November. President Barack Obama has yet to nominate a successor. The agency is now being run by acting Commissioner Steven Miller.

Homebuilders: BY ALEX VEIGA AP Real Estate Writer U.S. builders and the subcontractors they depend on are struggling to hire fast enough to meet rising demand for new homes. Builders would be starting work on more homes — and contributing more to the economy — if they could fill more job openings. In the meantime, workers in the right locations with the right skills are commanding higher pay. Consider Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. The resurgent housing market has sent builders calling again. Vap would love to help — if

he could hire enough qualified people. “There is a shortage of manpower,” says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. “We’re probably only hiring about 75 or 80 percent of what we actually need.” The shortage of labor ranges across occupations — from construction superintendents and purchasing agents to painters, cabinet makers and drywall installers. The National Association of Home Builders says its members have complained of too few framers, roofers, plumbers and carpenters. The shortage is most acute in areas where demand for new homes has

strategies from industry experts, networking with other long-term care providers, and obtaining education for staff at all levels. “We’re thrilled to be a part of this collaboration with nursing homes and health care leaders across the state,” Carroll said. “It will give us the opportunity to share best practices and identify ways to continue to improve for the betterment of all those in need of our support.” Participating in this project will help the facility prepare for future changes in the long-term care industry, a proactive ap-

proach that KePRO commends. “We need more nursing homes to follow the lead of Piqua Manor,” said Rita Bowling, RN, BSN, MBA, CPHQ, Ohio KePRO project director. “It is only by fostering an environment of openness and community in which we all teach and we all learn that we make healthcare better for everyone, including our state’s most vulnerable citizens.” Piqua Manor has been serving the Piqua community and surround areas since 1970. For more information, contact the facility at 773-0040 or visit

Where are qualified workers? recovered fastest, notably in Arizona, California, Texas, Colorado and Florida. The problem results largely from an exodus of workers from the industry after the housing bubble burst. Experienced construction workers lost jobs. And many found new work — in commercial building or in booming and sometimes higher-paying industries like mining and natural gas drilling — and aren’t eager to come back. Hispanic immigrants, largely from Mexico, who had filled jobs during the boom were among those who left the industry and, in some cases, the United States.

Dave Erickson, president of Greyhawk Homes in Columbus, Ga., lost an employee who took a job this year in Texas. The former employee is now installing fiber-optic cable and earning 30 percent more than he did as a construction supervisor. “I think he’s frustrated with the cycle we went through in recent years,” Erickson says. A shortage of labor in a well-paying industry might seem incongruous in an economy stuck with a stillhigh 7.5 percent unemployment rate. But it reflects just how many former skilled construction workers have moved on to other fields.


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eliminate healthcare-acquired conditions (HACs) and dramatically improve resident satisfaction. Piqua Manor will focus on quality assurance-performance improvement (QAPI) as they make improvements in the following areas: antipsychotic medications, consistent assignments and falls. In addition to clinical strategies, Piqua Manor also will be identifying “best practices” of other facilities and analyzing the results for improvement. According to Amy Carroll, administrator, Piqua Manor’s goals in this project include learning new


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PIQUA — Piqua Manor recently joined a national patient safety initiative sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), coordinated by Ohio KePRO, Ohio’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization. The facility is now part of Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative and part of Improving Individual Care Aim in the Medicare project, which will continue until 2014. Piqua Manor will work with healthcare providers across the state to instill quality and performance improvement practices,

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Covington meet moved to today The Covington Invitational track and field meet was rained out Friday. The meet will be held today, beginning at 9 a.m.

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Lehman gets past Sidney The Lehman tennis team defeated Sidney 4-1 Thursday. In singles, Pierce Bennett defeated Dan Temple 6-3, 6-0; Louis Gaier defeated Jacob Colley 6-2. 62; and Bishop Arnold lost to Stephen Hendershot 61, 6-0. In doubles, Mitchell Shroyer and Riley Pickrel defeated Neal Dev and Oakk Wynn 6-1, 6-1; and Noah Dunn and Sam Dean defeated Connor Browers and Trevor Thompson 6-0, 6-4. Lehman is 14-4.

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Diamond Tourney Schedule BASEBALL MONDAY COVINGTON D-IV No. 12 Houston at No. 7 Covington, 5 p.m. DAYTON D-IV No. 10 Southeastern at No. 5 Newton, 5 p.m. TUESDAY DAYTON 2, D-I No, 8 Troy at No. 11 Piqua, 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY TIPPECANOE D-III Anna-Twin Valley South winner at No. 2 Versailles, 5 p.m. No. 5 Northwestern at No. 4 Miami East, 5 p.m. COVINGTON D-IV Botkins-Fairlawn winner at No. 2 Lehman, 5 p.m. Covington-Houston winner at No. 1 Russia, 4:30 p.m. DAYTON D-IV Newton-Southeastern winner vs. No. 9 Xenia Christian, 5 p.m. No. 4 Bradford vs. Tri-County North-Ansonia winner, 5 p.m. THURSDAY DAYTON 2, D-I Piqua-Troy winner vs. Beavercreek-Sidney winner, 5 p.m. SOFTBALL MONDAY DAYTON 4, D-I No. 20 Fairmont at No. 4 Piqua, 5 p.m. TUESDAY SIDNEY 3, D-IV No. 15 Yellow Springs at No. 7 Bradford, 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY DAYTON 4, D-I No. 6 Lakota East vs. Piqua-Fairmont winner, 5 p.m. NORTHMONT D-III Milton-Union-Dixie winner at No. 1 Miami East, 5 p.m. WLS-National Trail winner at No. 4 Versailles, 5 p.m. THURSDAY DAYTON 1, D-IV No. 7 Catholic Central and No. 3 Newton, 5 p.m. SIDNEY 1, D-IV Mechanicsburg-JC winner at No. 2 Houston, 5 p.m. SIDNEY 2, D-IV Botkins-Fairlawn winner at No. 1 Covington, 5 p.m. No. 10 Russia vs. No. 8 Lehman Catholic at Fairlawn, 5 p.m. SIDNEY 3, D-IV Bradford-Yellow Springs winner at No. 3 Fort Loramie, 5 p.m.


Justice Young and Piqua baseball will host Troy Tuesday in D-I action.

Disc Doubles starts Tuesday The Upper Valley Disc Golf Club will begin hosting their weekly Random Draw Doubles League at Edison State College’s disc golf course starting Tuesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. The course is located behind Edison on campus by the last parking lot. Look for a big wooden kiosk which has a map of the course. The cost is $7 per person and $1 optional “closest to the pin challenge.” The Random Draw Doubles is played so that each player draws a card at random to get paired up with a partner. The teams set out to throw a round of 18 holes. The top teams take home the purse and possible prizes. The Upper Valley Disc Golf Club was formed in 2009 to promote the sport so that members of the surrounding community could have a quality course in the area to play. This family friendly game is played using golfing rules. The disc itself is similar to a Frisbee, but smaller and weighted. The weekly doubles are being hosted by UVDG Club members Brent Everman, John Delk, and Tom Harvey. For more information, Tyler Eifert goes up for the ball at the Bengals rookie mini-camp Friday. please contact, Upper Valley Disc Golf Club on Facebook or

Eifert at home in Bengals ‘O’ Rookie lined up everywhere


CINCINNATI (AP) — Tyler Eifert lined up here, there and just about everywhere during his first practice with the Cincinnati Bengals. Felt like old times. The Bengals got started on their new tight endheavy passing game Friday at the start of a weekend rookie minicamp. A lot of the focus was on Eifert, chosen in the first round to give quarterback Andy Dalton another target. Eifert lined up in a lot of different spots at Notre Dame. Judging by the first day of practice in Cincinnati, he's going to be doing the same thing in the NFL. "A lot of the things I'm learning are a lot of the same plays we had in with two tight ends — move me around in different positions," Eifert said. "Today I was out in the slot quite a bit. I think I'm picking it up pretty fast." With Dalton watching from the sideline, Eifert made a nice one-hand catch during the morning workout, a preview of what he can bring to an offense that's been overly

dependent upon receiver A.J. Green. The Bengals haven't added another proven receiver in the offseason. Rather, they took Eifert with the 21st overall pick, figuring his ability to catch the ball in a crowd — he set a Notre Dame recover for catches by a tight end — will give them some versatility and force defenses to worry about someone other than Green. Eifert lined up as a tight end on either side and also as a slot receiver during practice. The biggest challenge was learning the Bengals' language for each play and the pass protections. "I think I picked it up better than I thought I would at first," Eifert said. "It's not a whole lot, but it's definitely something new for me. I'm catching on pretty quickly and moving around quite a bit." The Bengals would like to use him along with tight end Jermaine Gresham, their first overall pick in 2010. See BENGALS/Page 10

Garcia leads by one at Players after 65


Woods to join him in final group

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QUOTED "I don't have to measure myself against anybody." —Sergio Garcia on playing with Tiger Woods at the Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sergio Garcia had one of those stretches where it felt like every putt was going to drop. He needed every one of them Friday for a 7-under 65 to match his best score on the TPC Sawgrass and take a one-shot lead over Tiger Woods at The Players Championship. Next up is Woods and Garcia in the final group on the weekend, which is sure to add even attention to the stage that is Sawgrass. Garcia didn't miss a fairway and putted for birdie on every hole on the back nine and wasn't gaining any ground. That changed on the front nine when he made seven straight putts — five of them from about 15 feet or longer — to race by Woods

and into the lead. "When you start going like that, obviously it feels great," said Garcia, who was at 11under 133. "Everything seems kind of clearer in your head. You seem to see the break. You seem to feel like everything is a little bit easier, a little bit smoother, and you hit the putt and it manages to go in. "If it was easy, we would have plenty of those, but it's not," he said. "Enjoy them while you have them." Woods looks like he's having a good time on the course that has vexed him more than any other on the PGA Tour, and he could be the greater threat on the weekend. Already a three-time See PLAYERS/Page 11


Tiger Woods watches a birdie putt go in Friday at the Players.

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Haden’s brother gets tryout BY JEFF SCHUDEL Willoughby Herald


Cincinnati pitcher Tony Cingrani throws a strike.

Phillips makes some big plays Reds beat Brewers 4-3 CINCINNATI (AP) — Brandon Phillips homered and made a spectacular rally-busting play — using his left knee to get a forceout and start a double play — as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Friday night. Phillips had an RBI single off Yovani Gallardo (32) and added a solo homer in the seventh after making a saving play in the top of the inning. With two Brewers aboard, he got to Ryan Braun's grounder up the middle, tagged second base with his left knee while falling down and threw to first for a double play. The Reds won for the fifth time in seven games. Cincinnati is 14-6 at Great American Ball Park, the most home wins in the majors. Milwaukee got solo homers from Jean Segura and Braun, but lost for the seventh time in eight games. Alfredo Simon (3-1) threw two innings in relief of rookie left-hander Tony Cingrani. Aroldis Chapman gave up a run on a wild pitch in the ninth while getting his eighth save in as many chances. Carlos Gomez went 0 for 4 and grounded into a double play, ending his hitting streak at a career-

best 14 games. Neither Gallardo nor Cingrani lasted more than four innings on a wet night, testing both bullpens' depth. Both were stingy, but Cincinnati's had a one-run lead to hold. Reds relievers allowed three hits and four walks in five innings. The Brewers gave up eight hits and nine walks. The Reds pulled ahead 2-0 in the third on Phillips' two-out RBI single and Jay Bruce's double off the glove of Norichika Aoki in right field. Bruce improved to .419 against Gallardo. Zack Cozart's RBI single in the fourth put the Reds up 3-2. Gallardo gave up five hits and five walks in his four innings, throwing 100 pitches. Cingrani has relied on his fastball to retire batters, getting a lot of strikeouts while piling up high pitch counts. He's also given up a lot of homers — six in five starts, tied with Bronson Arroyo for the team lead. Segura led off the fourth with a homer that barely eluded the top of Bruce's glove in right field and bounced off the top of the wall before continuing into the stands. Braun homered to right field on the next pitch, giving him eight overall.

As good as Barkevious Mingo was at LSU, he is not accustomed to all the attention that comes with being a first-round draft choice of a football team that plays in a city starving for a football hero. Mingo looked quick and lean Friday in the first day of a Browns three-day rookie minicamp in Berea. Afterward, he was surrounded by reporters and said he would rather "blend in" than be the big man on campus. "We had so many great players (at LSU), that all stood out," Mingo said, smiling widely. "The defense was covered with 'em. We had some on offense. It was more of a team thing. It's kind of the same thing here." Nine players from LSU were taken in the NFL draft last month — two in the first round (Mingo and safety Eric Reid to the 49ers with the 18th pick) and a total of six in the first three rounds. The plan is for Mingo to play outside linebacker on the left side and rush the quarterback. He has about four months to learn how to cover running backs and tight ends. The OTAs starting next week, June minicamp and training camp will be crucial for him leading up to preseason in August. Mingo had eight sacks as a sophomore in 2011. He had 4 1/2 sacks last year, but he said he played better last year than two years ago. "I've definitely been taking in a lot," Mingo said. "You have to know personnel here, pick up some of the plays and just learn football. "I just wanted to show the coaches that their picking me was a good choice. Just wanted to show what they all looked for in pre-combine and pre-draft and all that kind of stuff." Mingo weighs 237 pounds. He said he is comfortable at that weight but is open to adding to his 6foot-4 frame if the coaches deem it necessary. "I don't know if it's 1520 pounds," Coach Rob Chudzinski said. "That remains to be seen. Different guys have different body types and different weights that they play the best at. "You look at guys from Jason Taylor all the way to some of the bigger guys. Really, it's a matter of getting them in here, spending some time with (Strength and Conditioning) Coach (Brad) Roll and bringing them up to speed. All those things will work themselves out." Chudzinski said players will be given assigned reporting weights.

brother of Browns fourthyear cornerback Joe Haden, is in camp as a tryout running back from Boston College. Josh Haden is 5-foot-9, 190 pounds. Joe Haden was on hand to watch, as were wide receiver Greg Little and linebacker Paul Kruger. Dave Kruger, a 285pound defensive tackle from Utah, is Paul's younger brother. Dave Kruger was signed as an undrafted rookie after the draft. "The big brothers were real interested in those guys," Chudzinski said. "Josh came running by, and I think I asked him who was faster, him or Joe. I made sure Joe heard it when I asked him. "(Josh) moved around. He can run, he's quick and he made a couple nice runs out there. Dave, I didn't notice him as much but it's harder until you get a chance to watch the tape. “We were talking a little bit before practice, and obviously you guys saw Paul out there checking out his little brother." Tryout players are trying to get an invitation to the full-squad voluntary spring practice (technically Organized Team Acthat begins tivities) Tuesday. Going nowhere fast Safety Jamoris Slaughter, the sixth-round draft pick from Notre Dame, and Chris Faulk, the offensive tackle from LSU signed as an undrafted rookie, were on stationary bikes while their teammates were practicing. Slaughter is recovering from an Achilles tendon tear. Faulk had two knee surgeries last year. He could have returned to LSU and might have been drafted next year, but he chose to leave school a year early. After making that decision and going undrafted, it was too late to change his mind. Chudzinski said he hopes to have both back by training camp.

Haslam shows Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is taking a break from his trucking company apology tour to attend minicamp. He was on the field Friday chatting with Paul Kruger and watching the rookies practice. Haslam is CEO of Pilot Flying J. The FBI is investigating alleged fraud in which the country's largest truck-stop chain is accused of knowingly short-changed trucking companies of rebates for large fuel purchases. On Tuesday night, Haslam said he is writing checks to the wronged trucking companies for Little brother day the money they are owed Josh Haden, a younger with interest.

Bengals Continued from page 9 The New England Patriots have shown that a two-tight end approach can keep defenses off balance, provided that both can catch the ball. New England's Tom Brady set career highs in yards passing and touchdowns in 2011, using his tight ends generously. Defenses had trouble handling both Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez in the twotight end approach. Gronkowski had 90 catches for 1,327 yards that season. Hernandez had 79 for 910. "You look at that year, and a lot of people don't

realize that Tom had his best statistical season ever in history," said running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who was with New England then. "We threw the ball numerous times. “We ran the ball three to five times a game. "Of course, that's not what you want to do when you're a running back. But we were winning games. It was a shock to the league that year. It can actually be a great thing when you have two guys who can catch the ball. It takes a lot of pressure off what you can do because you had to prepare for all

those guys." Dalton thinks that having two tight ends who can catch the ball will make defenses vulnerable somewhere. Dalton wasn't allowed to work out with the rookies during minicamp. He left the field as the morning workout was wrapping up. "You get the matchup of the tight ends on the linebackers and safeties," Dalton said recently. "So I think he's going to be a great addition. He's going to make Jermaine a better player. I'm excited to get him in here and get working with him."

NOTES: The Bengals signed seventh-round picks OT Reid Fragel from Ohio State and center T.J. Johnson from South Carolina, the first of their draft picks to agree to contracts. ... LB J.K. Schaffer, who was signed to the practice squad last season, participated in the workouts. "I was on the practice squad last year and I just never got that many quality reps with the actual calls and making adjustments," Schaffer said. "I think it's a real good opportunity for me to get back myself rolling and get back into some football."


Browns rookie Armonty Bryant warms up.

Bryant happy for opportunity Rookie given second chance BEREA (AP) — Armonty Bryant was afraid his NFL career had ended before it even started. The Browns, though, are giving the troubled seventh-round draft pick one more chance — his last chance. Arrested last week for driving under the influence in Oklahoma, Bryant, who also had a felony drug charge last October while in college, participated Friday with Cleveland's other new players and undrafted free agents on the first day of Cleveland's rookie mini-camp. But before taking the field, Bryant met with Browns coach Rob Chudzinski and apologized. "He's very remorseful for the things that have happened," Chudzinski said following practice. "He understands me and what I expect from him and is ready to make amends." Bryant, who was given a deferred one-year jail sentence after pleading no contest to the DUI charge, said he feared the Browns might cut ties with him following his latest arrest. Meeting with reporters after the workout was moved indoors by thunderstorms, he vowed to make it up to the Browns — and not disappoint them again. "I'm just fortunate the Browns still have faith in me," the soft-spoken Bryant said. "Hopefully I can win a spot on this 53man roster. I just made a stupid mistake at the time. But now I'm just going to let my actions speak for me." Bryant was arrested last Friday near the football stadium at East Central University, where he starred for the Division II program. His blood-alcohol level was 0.098 percent — over the state legal limit of 0.08. As part of his sentence, Bryant is required to attend a victim impact panel, obtain a substance abuse assessment and pay $1,136 in court costs. The Browns knew they were taking a risk when they drafted the 6-foot-4, 263-pound Bryant, who was arrested last year for twice selling marijuana to an undercover police officer on campus. Chudzinski said the Browns discussed all of their options — including releasing Bryant — before deciding to have him report to camp. "It's a serious matter," the Browns' first-year coach said. "Now that Ar-

monty's gotten here I had a chance to sit down with him and talk about my expectations and make those expectations clear with him. I feel like we have a good support structure here and I feel like we have good guys in the locker room, some guys that were excellent mentors that any player that follows their example — if you look at D'Qwell Jackson, if you look at Davone Bess and those guys — will learn how to be a professional. "Ultimately, Armonty needs to show that he's going to be accountable and I expect that out of him." Bryant said he has made lifestyle changes in the wake of his latest criminal charges. He understands that he can't make another mistake. His recent, self-inflicted difficulties have put an uncomfortable spotlight on him and he knows there can be no more missteps or his dream of playing pro football will be over. "It's been tough lately," said Bryant, who added he apologized to Chudzinski "multiple" times. "I've just been able to move forward with it, the whole situation and thankfully the Browns still have faith in me and they just let me come out here and have a second chance. ... I'm a football player and I came here to play football, so that's what I'm going to do." After the Browns selected Bryant with the first of their two picks in the seventh round, he pledged to have moved on from his legal problems, saying "good people make mistakes." But before he put on his orange helmet for the first time he was arrested again. Chudzinski was asked if he thought Bryant's apology was sincere. "Time will tell," he said. "You have to give guys every chance, every opportunity, and I feel really good about the structure that we'll have around him to give him every chance. He'll be evaluated consistently and constantly just like all our players are, and time will tell." Grateful for his second chance, Bryant knows he must show the Browns he can play at a high level and behave. "I still have a lot to prove," he said. "I'm still a D-2 pick, so you know, I'll always have that chip on my shoulder. This just makes it a bigger chip."



Saturday, May 11, 2013


Record Book Auto Racing

Southern 500 Lineup


Sergio Garcia looks over a putt Friday.

Players Continued from page 9 winner this year on tour, Woods has rarely put himself in trouble and had his second straight 67. Woods was at 134, his best 36-hole total by six shots at this tournament, including the year he won. He tied for the lead with a 5-wood into 20 feet for eagle on the par-5 second hole, and then took the lead alone with a short birdie on the fourth. But it didn't last long. Garcia, playing in the group ahead of him, ran off five straight birdies, finishing that stretch with a 20-foot putt on No. 5 and a 25footer on No. 6. Woods and Garcia have played together on big stages — Bethpage Black, Royal Liverpool — with a big edge for Woods. They first were linked when the Spaniard was 19 and gave Woods all he could handle at Medinah in the 1999 PGA Championship. They were paired in the final round of the 2002 U.S. Open and 2006 British Open, both won by Woods. Asked about the possibility of playing with Woods on Saturday, Garcia said he wouldn't see it as anything but another round of golf. "I don't have to measure myself against anybody," Garcia said. "I know what I want to try to do, and any given day I can shoot a round like this and any other day he can shoot a good round and beat me. Like we always say, it's not a sprint, it's a marathon. So there are going to be good days and not so good days, so just got to enjoy the good ones as much as possible." Woods again handled the par 5s and now has played them in 8-under for the week, including his eagle. What impressed him more was his overall game. He was asked if there was any part of his game that made him unhappy. "No, I'm pretty pleased with where it's at right now," Woods replied. The reporter looked at him, waiting for more. Woods looked back and finally added with a grin, "Did I answer that?" With the tournament only halfway over, this is far more than a duel between Woods and Garcia. The 18 players within five shots of the lead include three current major champions — Adam Scott, Webb Simpson and Rory McIlroy — along with Lee Westwood, Henrik Stenson, Steve Stricker, Hunter Mahan and Zach Johnson. Westwood chipped in from 100 feet for eagle on the 11th hole and was atop the leaderboard until making pars on his last eight holes. He had a 66 and was two shots behind, along with Kevin Chappell (66) and Stenson, who had two eagles on the front nine in his round of 67. Ryan Palmer, who learned Thursday night that one of his best friends died in a car accident in San Antonio, had two ea-

gles in a round of 69 and was three shots behind. Defending champion Matt Kuchar birdied three of his last four holes for a 66 and was at 7-under 137, along with Scott, Mahan and Johnson. McIlroy was coming off back-to-back bogeys when he chose to go for the green in two at the par-5 ninth — he had planned to lay up each day. He hit the trees and got into a mess, and McIlroy made his third straight bogey. He rallied on the back for a 72 and was in the group at 6-under 138. "I've made the cut, which I'm delighted about," said McIlroy, who had missed the weekend his three previous times. "But I am in there with a chance." Woods won The Players in 2001, highlighted by that 60-foot putt on the island green described by NBC Sports analyst Gary Koch as "better than most." But he has only seriously contended twice, and he has failed to crack the top 20 eight times in 15 appearances. Woods is accentuating only the positive. "Even though I haven't played well in the past, I've still won here," he said. "Actually, I've won here twice, technically." He was referring to the U.S. Amateur in 1994, the first of his three straight titles. "I haven't played my best here, but I've always felt that courses, even though it's been a while I've won on them, I've still won on them," Woods said. "I know how to get around this golf course. This course, more than most, really tests every facet of your game. You have to drive the ball well. You have to hit your irons in the correct spots, and if you don't hit your irons in the correct spots, you're going to have some really funky up-and-downs. "It's trying to manage the ball in the correct spots, and I've done that the first two days." Woods twice made bogey, both times missing the fairway to the right on No. 14 and No. 7. He finished with a 20-foot birdie putt. Garcia, for two hours, looked like he couldn't miss. His streak began with a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-5 second. He stuffed his tee shot into 6 feet on the third, and hit wedge to 8 feet on the fourth. He followed that with his two long birdie putts, made a putt just inside 15 feet for par on the seventh and ended his big run with the 40-footer on No. 8. Garcia also is a past champion, winning a playoff in 2008. "Fortunately for me, I've managed to play quite decent on this golf course," Garcia said. "So any good thing that you can get in your head, it's obviously positive and those kind of things always help. But it's a different year. We'll see if we can manage to do something similar."

NASCAR-Sprint Cup Bojangles' Southern 500 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race Saturday At Darlington Raceway Darlington, S.C. Lap length: 1.366 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 181.918. 2. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 180.974. 3. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 180.92. 4. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 180.741. 5. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 180.284. 6. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 180.158. 7. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 180.112. 8. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 180.105. 9. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 180. 10. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 179.77. 11. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 179.684. 12. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 179.632. 13. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 179.599. 14. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 179.514. 15. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 179.468. 16. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 179.409. 17. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 179.004. 18. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 178.822. 19. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 178.815. 20. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 178.75. 21. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 178.497. 22. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 178.316. 23. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 178.219. 24. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 177.98. 25. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 177.974. 26. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 177.961. 27. (51) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 177.948. 28. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 177.73. 29. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 177.685. 30. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 177.653. 31. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 177.646. 32. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 177.3. 33. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 177.051. 34. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 176.67. 35. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 176.657. 36. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 176.359. 37. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 38. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, Owner Points. 39. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, Owner Points. 40. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 41. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, Owner Points. 42. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 43. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points.


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

W 21 20 14 16 10

L 13 15 17 20 25

Pct .618 .571 .452 .444 .286

GB — 1.5 5.5 6 11.5

W 21 20 18 15 13

L 12 16 16 18 22

Pct .636 .556 .529 .455 .371

GB — 2.5 3.5 6 9

W L Pct GB Arizona 20 15 .571 — 20 15 .571 — San Francisco Colorado 19 15 .559 .5 San Diego 16 18 .471 3.5 13 20 .394 6 Los Angeles Thursday's Games N.Y. Yankees 3, Colorado 1 Washington 5, Detroit 4 N.Y. Mets 3, Pittsburgh 2 Arizona 2, Philadelphia 1 Atlanta 6, San Francisco 3 Friday's Games Washington 7, Chicago Cubs 3 Cincinnati 4, Milwaukee 2 Pittsburgh at N.Y. Mets San Diego at Tampa Bay. Colorado at St. Louis Philadelphia at Arizona Miami at L.A. Dodgers Atlanta at San Francisco Saturday's Games Pittsburgh (Liriano 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 2-3), 1:10 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 3-1) at St. Louis (Wainwright 4-2), 2:15 p.m. Atlanta (Maholm 4-3) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 31), 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 0-5) at Washington (Strasburg 1-4), 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Burgos 1-0) at Cincinnati (Latos 3-0), 4:10 p.m. San Diego (B.Smith 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 1-2), 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Lee 3-2) at Arizona (Cahill 2-3), 8:10 p.m. Miami (Slowey 1-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 3-2), 9:10 p.m. Sunday's Games Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Washington, 1:35 p.m. San Diego at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Colorado at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Atlanta at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Miami at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Arizona, 4:10 p.m. Monday's Games Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at St. Louis, 7:05 p.m. Colorado at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Atlanta at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Washington at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. American League East Division L Pct GB W Boston 22 14 .611 — New York 20 13 .606 .5 21 14 .600 .5 Baltimore Tampa Bay 16 18 .471 5 Toronto 13 24 .351 9.5 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 20 13 .606 — 18 13 .581 1 Kansas City Cleveland 18 15 .545 2 Minnesota 16 15 .516 3 14 18 .438 5.5 Chicago West Division W L Pct GB 21 13 .618 — Texas Oakland 18 18 .500 4 Seattle 16 19 .457 5.5 12 22 .353 9 Los Angeles Houston 10 25 .286 11.5 Thursday's Games Cleveland 9, Oakland 2 N.Y. Yankees 3, Colorado 1 Washington 5, Detroit 4 Kansas City 6, Baltimore 2 Minnesota 5, Boston 3 Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 4, 10 innings L.A. Angels 6, Houston 5 Friday's Games Detroit 10, Cleveland 4 Boston 5, Toronto 0 San Diego at Tampa Bay Baltimore at Minnesota L.A. Angels at Chicago White Sox N.Y. Yankees at Kansas City Texas at Houston Oakland at Seattle Saturday's Games Toronto (Buehrle 1-2) at Boston (Buchholz 6-0), 1:35 p.m. San Diego (B.Smith 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 1-2), 6:10 p.m. Cleveland (U.Jimenez 2-2) at Detroit (Verlander 4-2), 7:08 p.m. Baltimore (S.Johnson 0-0) at Minnesota (Worley 0-4), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Williams 1-1) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 2-0), 7:10 p.m. N.Y.Yankees (Pettitte 3-2) at Kansas City (Shields 2-2), 7:10 p.m. Texas (Darvish 5-1) at Houston (Bedard 0-2), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Parker 1-5) at Seattle (Maurer 2-4), 9:10 p.m. Sunday's Games Cleveland at Detroit, 1:08 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 1:35 p.m. San Diego at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Baltimore at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Texas at Houston, 2:10 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Chicago White Sox, 8:05 p.m. Monday's Games N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland, 12:05 p.m., 1st game N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland, 3:35 p.m., 2nd game Houston at Detroit, 7:08 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Kansas City at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.

Reds Boxscore REDS 4, BREWERS 3 Milwaukee

Cincinnati ab r h bi ab r Aoki rf 3 1 3 0 Choo cf 2 1 Segura ss 4 1 2 1 Cozart ss 4 0

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Braun lf 4 1 1 1 Votto 1b 3 0 0 0 ArRmr 3b 2 0 0 0 Phillips 2b 4 2 2 2 Lucroy c 4 0 2 0 Bruce rf 5 0 1 1 CGomz cf 4 0 0 0 Frazier 3b 2 0 0 0 Weeks 2b 3 0 0 0 Paul lf 3 0 0 0 YBtncr 1b 4 0 0 0 Broxtn p 0 0 0 0 Gallard p 1 0 0 0 Chpmn p 0 0 0 0 Lalli ph 1 0 0 0 Hanign c 4 0 2 0 Figaro p 0 0 0 0 Cingrn p 1 0 0 0 LSchfr ph 1 0 0 0 Lutz ph 1 1 1 0 McGnzl p 0 0 0 0 Simon p 1 0 0 0 Axford p 0 0 0 0 LeCure p 0 0 0 0 Bianchi ph 1 0 0 0 DRonsn lf 1 0 1 0 Totals 32 3 8 2 Totals 31 4 8 4 Milwaukee 000 200 001—3 Cincinnati 002 100 10x—4 DP—Cincinnati 2. LOB—Milwaukee 8, Cincinnati 13. 2B—Bruce (10). HR—Segura (5), Braun (8), Phillips (6). SB—Choo (4), Lutz (2). CS—Aoki (4). S—Cozart. IP H R ER BB SO Milwaukee Gallardo L,3-2 4 5 3 3 5 5 Figaro 2 1 0 0 0 2 Mic.Gonzalez 1 1 1 1 2 0 Axford 1 1 0 0 2 1 Cincinnati Cingrani 4 5 2 2 2 4 Simon W,3-1 2 2 0 0 1 2 LeCure H,4 1 0 0 0 2 1 Broxton H,5 1 0 0 0 1 1 Chpman S,8-8 1 1 1 1 0 1 WP—Mic.Gonzalez, Chapman 2. Umpires—Home, Gerry Davis; First, Brian Knight; Second, Dan Iassogna; Third, Mark Carlson. T—3:49. A—33,251 (42,319).

MLB Leaders TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—CGomez, Milwaukee, .386; Tulowitzki, Colorado, .348; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, .343; YMolina, St. Louis, .339; Segura, Milwaukee, .328; Choo, Cincinnati, .323; Braun, Milwaukee, .321; SMarte, Pittsburgh, .321. RUNS—JUpton, Atlanta, 28; Choo, Cincinnati, 27; CGonzalez, Colorado, 27; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 26; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 26; Holliday, St. Louis, 24; Pagan, San Francisco, 24; Votto, Cincinnati, 24. RBI—Goldschmidt, Arizona, 30; Buck, New York, 29; Phillips, Cincinnati, 29; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 28; Craig, St. Louis, 26; Rizzo, Chicago, 26; 5 tied at 24. HITS—CGomez, Milwaukee, 44; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 43; Sandoval, San Francisco, 43; Choo, Cincinnati, 42; YMolina, St. Louis, 42; GParra, Arizona, 42; SCastro, Chicago, 41; Votto, Cincinnati, 41. DOUBLES—MCarpenter, St. Louis, 12; Desmond, Washington, 12; GParra, Arizona, 12; Pollock, Arizona, 12; Schierholtz, Chicago, 12; Rollins, Philadelphia, 11; Craig, St. Louis, 10; DeJesus, Chicago, 10; Rizzo, Chicago, 10. TRIPLES—ECabrera, San Diego, 3; CGomez, Milwaukee, 3; Hechavarria, Miami, 3; Segura, Milwaukee, 3; DWright, New York, 3; EYoung, Colorado, 3; 10 tied at 2. HOME RUNS—JUpton, Atlanta, 12; Buck, New York, 10; Harper, Washington, 10; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 9; Rizzo, Chicago, 9; Beltran, St. Louis, 8; YBetancourt, Milwaukee, 8; Fowler, Colorado, 8. STOLEN BASES—Pierre, Miami, 12; ECabrera, San Diego, 10; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 10; Segura, Milwaukee, 8; CGomez, Milwaukee, 7; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 7; CCrawford, Los Angeles, 6; Pence, San Francisco, 6; Revere, Philadelphia, 6; DWright, New York, 6. PITCHING—Zimmermann, Washington, 6-1; Corbin, Arizona, 5-0; Lynn, St. Louis, 5-1; 11 tied at 4. STRIKEOUTS—AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 66; Harvey, New York, 58; Samardzija, Chicago, 57; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 56; Wainwright, St. Louis, 48; Ryu, Los Angeles, 48; Lynn, St. Louis, 47. SAVES—Grilli, Pittsburgh, 13; Romo, San Francisco, 12; RSoriano, Washington, 12; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 11; Mujica, St. Louis, 9; RBetancourt, Colorado, 9; Street, San Diego, 8; League, Los Angeles, 8. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—MiCabrera, Detroit, .382; Loney, Tampa Bay, .381; CSantana, Cleveland, .354; Altuve, Houston, .345; TorHunter, Detroit, .338; Longoria, Tampa Bay, .331; LCain, Kansas City, .324; Pedroia, Boston, .324; Kinsler, Texas, .324. RUNS—AJackson, Detroit, 33; MiCabrera, Detroit, 27; Jennings, Tampa Bay, 27; AJones, Baltimore, 27; McLouth, Baltimore, 26; Machado, Baltimore, 25; Crisp, Oakland, 24; AGordon, Kansas City, 24; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 24. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 40; Fielder, Detroit, 33; Napoli, Boston, 32; CDavis, Baltimore, 31; MarReynolds, Cleveland, 30; Encarnacion, Toronto, 25; AGordon, Kansas City, 25; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 25. HITS—MiCabrera, Detroit, 52; Altuve, Houston, 49; AJones, Baltimore, 46; TorHunter, Detroit, 45; Machado, Baltimore, 45; Pedroia, Boston, 45; Kinsler, Texas, 44. DOUBLES—Napoli, Boston, 16; AJones, Baltimore, 13; Machado, Baltimore, 12; JCastro, Houston, 11; Donaldson, Oakland, 11; Loney, Tampa Bay, 11; Lowrie, Oakland, 11; Mauer, Minnesota, 11; Seager, Seattle, 11; Trout, Los Angeles, 11. TRIPLES—Ellsbury, Boston, 3; Trout, Los Angeles, 3; 12 tied at 2. HOME RUNS—MarReynolds, Cleveland, 11; CDavis, Baltimore, 10; Encarnacion, Toronto, 10; Arencibia, Toronto, 9; Cano, New York, 9; Fielder, Detroit, 9; Morse, Seattle, 9; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 9. STOLEN BASES—Ellsbury, Boston, 12; McLouth, Baltimore, 11; Crisp, Oakland, 8; RDavis, Toronto, 8; Andrus, Texas, 7; AEscobar, Kansas City, 7; Pedroia, Boston, 7. PITCHING—MMoore, Tampa Bay, 6-0; Buchholz, Boston, 6-0; Guthrie, Kansas City, 5-0; Lester, Boston, 50; Scherzer, Detroit, 5-0; Hammel, Baltimore, 5-1; Darvish, Texas, 5-1; FHernandez, Seattle, 5-2; Masterson, Cleveland, 5-2. STRIKEOUTS—Darvish, Texas, 72; Scherzer, Detroit, 61; AniSanchez, Detroit, 58; FHernandez, Seattle, 56; Buchholz, Boston, 56; Dempster, Boston, 55; Masterson, Cleveland, 51. SAVES—JiJohnson, Baltimore, 13; Rivera, New York, 13; Reed, Chicago, 11; Janssen, Toronto, 9; Wilhelmsen, Seattle, 9; Nathan, Texas, 9; Perkins, Minnesota, 8.


NBA Playoffs NBA Daily Playoff Glance All Times EDT (x-if necessary) (Best-of-7) CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Sunday, May 5 Oklahoma City 93, Memphis 91 Indiana 102, New York 95 Monday, May 6 Chicago 93, Miami 86 San Antonio 129, Golden State 127, 2OT Tuesday, May 7 New York 105, Indiana 79, series tied 1-1 Memphis 99, Oklahoma City 93, series tied 1-1 Wednesday, May 8 Miami 115, Chicago 78, series tied 1-1 Golden State 100, San Antonio 91, series tied 1-1 Friday, May 10 Miami at Chicago San Antonio at Golden State Saturday, May 11 Oklahoma City at Memphis, 5 p.m. New York at Indiana, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 12 San Antonio at Golden State, 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 13 Miami at Chicago, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 New York at Indiana, 7 p.m. Golden State at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 Chicago at Miami, 7 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16 Indiana at New York, 8 p.m. x-San Antonio at Golden State, TBA Friday, May 17 x-Miami at Chicago, TBA x-Oklahoma City at Memphis, TBA Saturday, May 18 x-New York at Indiana, TBA Sunday, May 19 x-Chicago at Miami, TBA x-Golden State at San Antonio, TBA x-Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBA Monday, May 20 x-Indiana at New York, 8 p.m.


NHL Playoffs NHL Daily Playoff Glance All Times EDT (x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) Tuesday, April 30 Chicago 2, Minnesota 1, OT St. Louis 2, Los Angeles 1, OT Anaheim 3, Detroit 1 Wednesday, May 1 Boston 4, Toronto 1 Pittsburgh 5, N.Y. Islanders 0 San Jose 3, Vancouver 1 Thursday, May 2 Ottawa 4, Montreal 2 Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 St. Louis 2, Los Angeles 1

Detroit 5, Anaheim 4, OT Friday, May 3 Montreal 3, Ottawa 1 N.Y. Islanders 4, Pittsburgh 3 Chicago 5, Minnesota 2 San Jose 3, Vancouver 2, OT Saturday, May 4 Washington 1, N.Y. Rangers 0 Toronto 4, Boston 2 Anaheim 4, Detroit 0 Los Angeles 1, St. Louis 0 Sunday, May 5 Pittsburgh 5, N.Y. Islanders 4, OT Ottawa 6, Montreal 1 San Jose 5, Vancouver 2 Minnesota 3, Chicago 2, OT Monday, May 6 Boston 5, Toronto 2 N.Y. Rangers 4, Washington 3 Detroit 3, Anaheim 2, OT Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 3 Tuesday, May 7 Ottawa 3, Montreal 2, OT N.Y. Islanders 6, Pittsburgh 4 Chicago 3, Minnesota 0 San Jose 4, Vancouver 3, San Jose wins series 4-0 Wednesday, May 8 Boston 4, Toronto 3, OT N.Y. Rangers 4, Washington 3, series tied 2-2 Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 2, OT, Los Angeles leads series 3-2 Anaheim 3, Detroit 2, OT, Anaheim leads series 3-2 Thursday, May 9 Pittsburgh 4, N.Y. Islanders 0, Pittsburgh leads series 32 Ottawa 6, Montreal 1, Ottawa wins series 4-1 Chicago 5, Minnesota 1, Chicago wins series 4-1 Friday, May 10 Toronto 2, Boston 1, Boston leads series 3-2 NY Rangers at Washington Anaheim at Detroit St. Louis at Los Angeles Saturday, May 11 Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 12 Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 4:30 p.m. x-NY Islanders at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. x-Boston at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. x-Detroit at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Monday, May 13 x-NY Rangers at Washington, TBA x-Toronto at Boston, TBA x-Los Angeles at St. Louis, TBA


Players Championship PGA Tour-The Players Championship Scores Friday At TPC Sawgrass Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Purse: $9.5 million Yardage: 7,215; Par: 72 Second Round 68-65—133 Sergio Garcia Tiger Woods 67-67—134 Kevin Chappell 69-66—135 69-66—135 Lee Westwood Henrik Stenson 68-67—135 Ryan Palmer 67-69—136 67-69—136 Casey Wittenberg David Lingmerth 68-68—136 Matt Kuchar 71-66—137 67-70—137 Hunter Mahan Adam Scott 69-68—137 Zach Johnson 66-71—137 71-67—138 Charles Howell III Marc Leishman 72-66—138 Jason Dufner 71-67—138 67-71—138 Webb Simpson Martin Laird 71-67—138 Rory McIlroy 66-72—138 67-71—138 Steve Stricker Chris Kirk 70-69—139 Sang-Moon Bae 68-71—139 71-68—139 Jerry Kelly Kevin Streelman 69-70—139 Brandt Snedeker 71-69—140 71-69—140 Tim Herron David Lynn 72-68—140 Peter Hanson 70-70—140 69-71—140 Ben Crane Greg Chalmers 68-73—141 Matt Every 70-71—141 69-72—141 Ben Curtis Luke Donald 72-69—141 Graham DeLaet 71-70—141 70-71—141 Harris English Jeff Overton 71-70—141 Brendon de Jonge 72-69—141 70-71—141 Jeff Maggert Roberto Castro 63-78—141 Sean O'Hair 70-71—141 69-72—141 Andres Romero 70-72—142 Davis Love III Martin Kaymer 73-69—142 Carl Pettersson 70-72—142 69-73—142 K.J. Choi Chris Stroud 73-69—142 Jason Bohn 68-74—142 72-70—142 D.A. Points John Huh 70-72—142 Boo Weekley 71-71—142 71-71—142 Ricky Barnes James Driscoll 75-68—143 Daniel Summerhays 69-74—143 75-68—143 Rory Sabbatini Freddie Jacobson 72-71—143 Charl Schwartzel 72-71—143 72-71—143 David Hearn Jimmy Walker 72-71—143 Chad Campbell 71-72—143 75-68—143 Kyle Stanley Bubba Watson 73-70—143 Bo Van Pelt 69-74—143 73-70—143 John Senden Charley Hoffman 70-74—144 Seung-Yul Noh 70-74—144 74-70—144 Charlie Wi Jonas Blixt 69-75—144 Padraig Harrington 68-76—144 69-75—144 Michael Thompson James Hahn 70-74—144 Branden Grace 73-71—144 72-72—144 Josh Teater William McGirt 70-74—144 Jason Day 69-75—144 70-74—144 Justin Leonard Louis Oosthuizen 69-75—144 Angel Cabrera 74-70—144 78-66—144 Brian Davis Failed To Qualify Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 75-70—145 72-73—145 Phil Mickelson Robert Garrigus 72-73—145 Vijay Singh 74-71—145 69-76—145 Jason Kokrak Cameron Tringale 70-75—145 Brendan Steele 74-71—145 73-72—145 Rickie Fowler Jim Furyk 72-73—145 Russell Henley 69-76—145 69-76—145 Nicholas Thompson Ian Poulter 75-71—146 Nick Watney 76-70—146 72-74—146 Justin Rose J.J. Henry 74-72—146 Kevin Stadler 78-68—146 74-72—146 Francesco Molinari Graeme McDowell 70-76—146 Ernie Els 73-73—146 Charlie Beljan 72-74—146 Scott Piercy 70-77—147 Brian Stuard 73-74—147 Scott Langley 76-71—147 Tom Gillis 77-70—147 Ken Duke 71-76—147 Keegan Bradley 70-77—147 Billy Horschel 76-71—147 Brian Gay 72-75—147 Dicky Pride 73-74—147 Matt Jones 70-77—147 Martin Flores 76-72—148 Bill Haas 75-73—148 Scott Brown 74-74—148 Mark Wilson 74-74—148 Bryce Molder 74-74—148 Tim Clark 72-76—148 Robert Allenby 73-75—148 Thorbjorn Olesen 73-76—149 Jonathan Byrd 74-75—149 Stewart Cink 76-73—149 Ryan Moore 76-73—149 Pat Perez 74-75—149 Luke Guthrie 76-73—149 David Toms 79-70—149 Scott Stallings 71-78—149 Lucas Glover 73-76—149 Geoff Ogilvy 75-74—149 Ted Potter, Jr. 75-75—150 Bud Cauley 78-72—150 Troy Matteson 75-75—150 Erik Compton 80-70—150 Johnson Wagner 77-74—151 Will Claxton 77-74—151 John Merrick 74-77—151 David Mathis 78-74—152 George McNeill 70-82—152 Richard H. Lee 76-76—152 Brian Harman 72-81—153 Y.E. Yang 73-81—154 Joe Daley 78-77—155 Aaron Baddeley 78-77—155 Derek Ernst 74-81—155 Tommy Gainey 75-80—155 John Rollins 77-79—156 Greg Owen 76-82—158 Dustin Johnson 74—WD Colt Knost 79—WD


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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Sunday, May 12, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a creative day for writers and artists. (Remember: Aries is the sign that is the artisan of the zodiac.) Explore ideas, but don’t agree to anything important. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Although this is a pleasant day, it’s a poor day for important financial decisions. It’s also a poor day to shop for anything other than food or gas. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This is a fun-loving, lighthearted day; however, you feel a bit like a helium balloon adrift in the sky. Enjoy chatting to others. Keep things light. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Quiet moments of meditation or thoughtful contemplation will please you today. This is a good day for yoga and mind-centering activities. Cocoon at home. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is a wonderful day to schmooze with friends and groups. However, don’t volunteer for anything or agree to anything important. Wait until tomorrow to know what you’re doing. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Private details about your personal life might be made public today. Just be aware of this in case you need to do some damage control. (Oops.) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) This is a great day to study and explore new ideas; however, if traveling, you can expect delays and detours. Enjoy meeting people from other cultures. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Others feel generous to you today. In turn, you might feel generous to others. However, avoid important decisions about finances and shared property — just for today. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is a good day for candid conversations with partners and close friends, because people are open and willing to share their feelings. Just kick some ideas around; postpone big decisions until tomorrow. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Expect shortages and delays at work today. Fortunately, co-workers are in a good mood. Go with the flow and take care of business as usual. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a highly creative day! Tap into your natural talents or just be a kid again — drawing, dancing, singing, whatever. It’s a good time for parties, vacations and entertaining. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You feel generous to family members today, and they probably feel generous to you. Nevertheless, this is a poor day to make big decisions or impulsively give something away. Wait until tomorrow. YOU BORN TODAY You’re direct and honest, and you never hesitate to speak your mind. Others like to be with you because they know they can trust you. (Plus, you have a wonderful, dry sense of humor.) You’re a takecharge straight-shooter who exudes confidence. In the year ahead, a major change might take place, perhaps as significant as something that occurred around 2004. Stay flexible. Birthdate of: Emilio Estevez, actor; Emily VanCamp, actress, Gabriel Byrne, actor/director. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.










Saturday, May 11, 2013



Pinterest update cleaner, easier to manage


This undated image provided by Pinterest shows the popular link- and photo-sharing website’s new updated site. The update now offers people a simpler navigation and new ways to arrange their boards to fit their needs. Although the haphazard spirit of Pinterest remains, the site is much less overwhelming. BY BREE FOWLER AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t worry, Pinterest fans: Your sprawling virtual pegboards of wedding dresses, handmade jewelry, craft projects and food porn haven’t changed dramatically. They’re just easier to manage. The popular link- and photo-sharing website has rolled out an update, one offering people simpler navigation and new ways to arrange their boards to fit their needs. Although the haphazard spirit of Pinterest remains, the site is much less overwhelming. I wasn’t a Pinterest user before, so the redesign gave me a chance to take a good look at the site for the first time. Before that, I had refused to be sucked into yet another form of social media. I figured I didn’t have much use for it. In the months since I started testing out Pinterest’s new look, though, I’ve found the service helpful in organizing and sharing my continually expanding recipe collection. And it’s fun to check what other people around the world are looking at and to see which strangers choose to follow me or respond to what I’m sharing. Although it is not a replacement for Facebook or Twitter, and doesn’t pretend to be, it is a beautiful and vast world with more than 25 million users around the world. For those who have never used Pinterest, the free site lets people “pin” pictures from websites they want to share on online peg boards. You can choose to share the boards with just a few close friends or the entire Pinterest world. Others can comment on the boards and pins, “like” them or repin items on their own boards. The result is an eclectic mix of millions of boards spanning just about as many topics. Although it doesn’t offer as much of a chance to communicate and debate the way Facebook and Twitter do, Pinterest is an interesting and often beautiful supplement to those social media networks. Pinterest’s recent re-

design is intended to cut down on clutter and make the site easier to manage, without drastically changing its look. The new look continues to evolve. Most of the changes are very subtle, and some have been tweaked or reversed already, helping Pinterest avoid the kind of backlash that Facebook has weathered in the past. Pinterest promises even more updates in the weeks and months ahead. One of the most noticeable changes so far is Pinterest’s move to larger pins,

ones devoted to obscure topics such as doors, hockey goalies and the character Daryl from the TV show “The Walking Dead.” Some boards are very artistic and personal, while others, like mine, are more practical than pretty. The possibilities are endless, and so is the potential for wasting time — another reason I held off on joining for so long. Basically, whatever you’re obsessed with, there’s something on Pinterest for you. For me, that’s food.

Pinterest became a handy way to organize all that. First, I set up a Pinterest board simply titled “Recipes.” That quickly spawned separate boards for easy meals, desserts and New York City restaurants. Although they pale in size so far to many of the countless other recipe boards out there, I find myself adding a couple things every day as I browse Twitter, Facebook and, of course, other Pinterest boards. The boards also serve as a handy way for me to

some of my boards have grown pretty large. The new, less cluttered version of Pinterest helps me find what a need a little faster. The activity feed, which details who likes and repins your pins along with other information, is in the process of moving to a drop-down menu on the right-hand side, clearing more space for the pins and their often beautiful photos. Its content is expanding as well. Notifications go back further in time than what users previously saw.


This undated image provided by Pinterest shows the popular link- and photo-sharing website’s new updated site. The update now offers people a simpler navigation and new ways to arrange their boards to fit their needs. Although the haphazard spirit of Pinterest remains, the site is much less overwhelming. so you get four rather than five items per row. The site looks cleaner and less overwhelming because you don’t see as many items on the screen at once. Much of the text previously found on Pinterest boards is smaller or gone. Menus have been streamlined. What impresses me most about Pinterest — and also what drove me crazy — is its vast variety. Although there’s no shortage of boards devoted to food, clothing, gadgets and home decor, there are also

I have hundreds of foodrelated sites bookmarked on my work and home computers, plus my iPhone and my iPad. They cover healthy recipes geared toward using up ingredients from my weekly farm share, tips for cooking a filet mignon and lists of New York restaurants with the best ramen and pizza. Other people have shared everything from the most ornate wedding cakes to those old-fashioned casseroles held together with canned soup.

share recipes. Want my goto red velvet cake, mac and cheese and turkey chili recipes? They’re all on my Pinterest page. It also gives me easy access to my recipes when I need them. Rather than emailing myself links to recipes that I’ve bookmarked on my office computer, I can just pin them to my board and open up it later on my iPhone as I walk through the grocery store or on my iPad as I stir something on the stove. After just a few months,

Filtering boards and pins by topic, such as “Art,” ‘’Food & Drink” and “Geek,” is now easier, too. Instead of one long list dropping down from the middle of your page, the categories fall from the upper left in three shorter columns. It’s a simple change that makes the list less daunting to read through. Meanwhile, all of the profile and account settings have been consolidated in a dropdown menu on the right. A plethora of new infor-

mation also pops up now when you take a close-up look at a pin. To the right of the pin is a mini version of the board it came from, which you can scroll through. There is a mini board showing other pins from the same website, so you can discover related recipes, for instance. Below all of that is a collection of pins from people who pinned the pin you’re looking at. It’s a way to discover material from like-minded people. It’s a lot of content on one page, but surprisingly manageable. Pinterest has also boosted its search capabilities, so that when you start typing something in the search box located in the upper-left corner of the page, a list of suggested words appears below it. That’s helpful if you don’t know exactly how to spell something. But some popular features have also been eliminated. Gone is the site’s “originally pinned by” feature, which showed which user was the first to pin a certain item.But Pinterest notes that many users have requested its return. I wouldn’t be surprised if it did. Based on user feedback, Pinterest has already brought back other features, including one that allows users who have just pinned something to look at related pins or go straight to their pin by clicking on its “see it now” button. What makes Pinterest different from other social media services is that it’s not so much about posting your opinions or even letting your friends know about what’s going on in your life. Instead of creating new content, it’s about sharing and organizing what’s already out there, preferably content that’s attached to cool photos. You get a beautiful visual experience and links to just about everything online right now. If that’s something you’re interested in, you might want to give the new and improved version a shot. Just don’t spend too much time at the office looking at recipes for 1950s-style casseroles made with cream-ofwhatever soup. It’s 2013, after all.



Saturday, May 11, 2013


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DEADLINE IS 5:00 P.M., MAY 10, 2013 Please submit information along with a payment of $21.75 to: Troy Daily News or Piqua Daily Call Attn: Grad Ads Attn: Grad Ads 224 S. Market St. 110 Fox Dr. Suite B Troy, OH 45373 Piqua, OH 45356 If you would like your photo returned, please include a SASE along with your payment. Please contact us at 877-844-8385 with questions.

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PIQUA, 314 Glenwood Avenue, May 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18, 9am-5pm. All kinds of goodies! Everything from A to Z!!!

PIQUA, 1303 Forrest Street, Saturday 8am-2pm, Yard tools, kitchen items, Lots of miscellaneous!!

PIQUA, 24 Kestrel Court (Eagles Nest), Friday, 9-5, Saturday, 9-2. Sectional couch (6 months old), 2 person round chair, solid wood rocking chair, computer desk, hutch, girl's clothes size 12/14, Keurig coffee maker, patio rocking chairs & glider, curtains, home decor, guitar, sub-woofer, Clothtique Santas, Christmas dishes, fishing rods, tools, video games, Vera Bradley purses, Cannon Power Shot camera, Quarter carrot total weight diamond earrings, miscellaneous.

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PIQUA, 30 E. Loy Road (Corner Troy Sidney Road), Friday 9am-5pm & Saturday 8am-2pm, Microwave, futon, end tables, waterbed, "31" products, kids/ baby items, deep freeze, curtains, jewelry armoire, and much more!!!

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RETAIL SALES CLERK/ PROCESSOR Piqua, OH: Duties include selecting and pricing donated items to be sold in retail store. Process donations, hang clothing, operate register, and load/unload trailers. Experience in retail and operating a cash register is helpful. High School Diploma or GED preferred. or

1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Houses & Apts. SEIPEL PROPERTIES Piqua Area Only Metro Approved (937)773-9941 9am-5pm Monday-Friday

LAB PUPS, AKC, first shots, dew claws removed, 1 yellow female, 1 yellow male, 2 black females, parents on site, $250, (937)778-8613

Busy OBGYN office seeking full time position. Certified Medical Assistant with 1 year experience preferred, preferably OBGYN experience.

(937)216-5806 IN PIQUA, 1 Bedroom, 240 1/2 East Main, W/D hookup, $350 Monthly, (937)498-9842 after 2pm Staunton Commons II

Please fax resume and references to:

Accepting applications for our 1 Bedroom Apts.


Must be 62 years of age or older All utilities paid Income based Laundry facility onsite Service coordinator onsite

OFFICE STAFF Busy OBGYN office at Upper Valley Medical Center seeking full time positions for Medical Office Staff, Duties include: Checking in & out patients, scheduling appointments, billing, Previous experience preferred.

500 Staunton Commons Dr Troy, OH 45373 Phone: (937)339-2893 Office hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday - Friday

Please fax resume and references to:

TTY/TTD (800)750-0750

(937)339-7842 STNAs A leader in the healthcare industry, Genesis HealthCare is seeking STNAs to work 7a3p, 3p-11p, & 11p-7a at our Troy Center in Troy, OH. Must be a State Tested Nursing Assistant, certification required. We offer competitive compensation, good benefits, 401(k), growth opportunity and more. Join our compassionate and caring team today.

Farm Equipment

TROY, 2 Bedroom Townhomes 1.5 bath, 1 car garage, $725

TROY TOWNHOUSE, 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. Bunkerhill $495 monthly, (937)216-5611 STAUNTON COMMONS Accepting Applications for 2, 3 & 4 bedroom townhouses. AC, carpet, laundry facility on premises, rent based on income. Call for appointment, Monday-Friday, 8:00am4:30pm, (937)339-2893. Certain

Contact Janice Brown at (937)335-7161 email: EOE

Eligibility Requirements Apply & TTY/TDD 1-800-750-0750


TRENCHER, Case model 360 trencher with backhoe and blade. Only 2900 hours, good original condition. 1994 model, Wisconsin engine. Parts book and owners manual included. (937)489-1725 Garden & Produce HORSE MANURE, free for hauling. Call (937)554-6841 Autos Under $5000 1992 CHEVY pickup, 4.3, new tires, new shocks, new battery, good running truck, $1000, (937)570-5239. Autos For Sale 1985 LINCOLN Continental, Sea foam green, carriage top, 56k, beautiful car inside and out, 1 owner, $7500, call (937)362-2261 1993 GEO Prizm, automatic, 4 door, 35mpg, $1995, gas saver, (419)753-2685 1996 Chevy Blazer, 4WD, V6 vortic, power windows, CD player, looks and runs great, $1500 OBO (937)765-7250

Now taking applications Apply within: Lincoln Square Restaurant 1320 Archer Drive Troy, Ohio 45373

********************* Staffmark Locations 1600 West Main St Ste D, Troy 2320 Michigan Ave Sidney *********************************

Commercial COMMERCIAL STORE front office for rent, 1500sf, storage area also available. Call (937)974-6333 For Sale By Owner

2007 HONDA Rebel, red in color, 2500 miles, like new, saddle bags and helmet, $2150. Call (937)418-3727.

2003 GMC ENVOY XL Low miles! Call for more info: (937)570-1518


PIQUA 2 bedroom, includes utilities but propane $750 a month plus deposit, no pets (937)773-0563

2007 FORD FOCUS SE Sport package, 2 door hatchback, auto, AC, power, silver, excellent condition, 50,000 miles, $8800 (937)286-8893 (937)286-3319

KITTENS, 7 black furballs! Free to good homes, 5-6 weeks old. Ready to go! Text or call (937)214-1455 KITTENS, Free to good homes, Multiple colors to choose from, Litter box trained, call (937)418-4703

TABLE, 4 chairs (2 captain) $30; coffee table, 3 end tables $125; Dixie Chopper RB2700 mower, 47 horse power, 45 hours on motor, $3000 firm (937)335-6064 or (937)5738599 2IÀFH (TXLSPHQW

COOPER’S GRAVEL 40037668 Gravel Hauled, Laid & Leveled Driveways & Parking Lots

875-0153 698-6135 MINIMUM CHARGES APPLY

Health Care

Senior Homecare 40045876 Personal • Comfort

~ Flexible Hourly Care ~ ~ Respite Care for Families ~

419.501.2323 or 888.313.9990 40045876

Land Services

GRAVEL & STONE Shredded Topsoil Topsoil Shredded Fill Dirt Dirt Fill

Excavating Driveways Driveways •• Excavating 40037487 Demolition Demolition



937-606-1122 Paving & Excavating

Cleaning & Maintenance


Cleaning Service

40037557 Residential

Commercial New Construction Bonded & Insured

Tammy Welty (937)857-4222


937-875-0153 937-698-6135 Pet Grooming

Construction & Building

M&S Contracting Since 1977 40037636 FREE ESTIMATES on Roofing, Siding, Gutters, Windows, Patio Covers, Doors Insured & Bonded


Amy E. Walker, D.V.M. 937-418-5992 Mobile Veterinary Service Treating Dogs, Cats & Exotics

Call 937-236-5392

DC SEAMLESS Gutter & Service

2003 DODGE RAM 1500 6Cyl, 2wd, automatic, power steering, air, cruise, 71,600 miles, excellent condition, asking $6500. (937)726-7109 (937)492-5785

1002 N. Main St. Sidney, 40038561 Ohio 45365 Call today for FREE estimate Fully Insured Repairs • Cleaning • Gutter Guard

1-937-492-8897 Remodeling & Repairs

Air Conditioners CENTRAL AIR UNIT, installed but never used, $500. 30lb can of freon, almost full, $100. Call (937)368-2290.


Miscellaneous 10'x10' Patio Gazebo has new cover still in box, $100 (937)552-7786

BEDROOM SET, 5 piece Danish Modern, dresser, mirror, chest, brass headboard plus bed frame, excellent condition, $225. (937)498-9822



MOREL MUSHROOMS, Pre order, $35 a pound, fresh midwest yellow and grays (937)524-9698 leave message if no answer

Sparkle Clean

2005 FORD 500, good condition, well maintenanced, AM/FM/CD, AC, power everything, newer tires, $6000, (937)710-3907.

PIQUA AREA, Candlewood, New Haven. 3 bedroom, $750 + deposit. Call (937)778-9303 days, (937)604-5417 evenings. TRAILER, stove, new refrigerator, new air conditioner, new washer & dryer (optional), $7000 OBO. Call Steve (937)710-3668

Hauling & Trucking

JUKEBOXES, slightly used, newer ones just have CDs, some have CDs and 45s in them, some have just 45s (937)606-0248


Trucks / SUVs / Vans

Call 937-570-7230

DOLLS, 4 original 1985 Cabbage Patch Dolls, still in box! A box of Story Book dolls and an old fashioned doll carriage. Call for details (937)773-9617.

Building & Remodeling

2005 Cardinal, 5th wheel with 2 slides, excellent condition, well taken care of, asking $14,500 (937)698-6289

•Mowing •Tilling •Landscaping

Gutter Repair & Cleaning

Houses For Rent

2 Bedroom Trailer in country, $375, also 6 Bedroom Farmhouse, $750, call, (937)4177111 or (937)448-2974

COMPUTER DESK, wood tone with file drawer, $30. 14" and 20" TVs. $15 each, (937)492-9863

OFFICE SET, 7 piece Ashley Furniture office set, cherry finish, includes built in bookcase and filing cabinet, $400, (937)638-5524

RVs / Campers

2008 ACURA TSX 73K Miles, Fully loaded, automatic, with navigation, blue exterior, black leather interior, asking $16800 obo, call (937)473-2596 evenings


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Roofing Windows Kitchens Sunrooms

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Spouting Metal Roofing Siding Doors

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Baths Awnings Concrete Additions




INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL PROFESSIONAL 40053018 (Great opportunity for the right person)

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Building & Remodeling

#Repairs Large and Small #Room Additions #Basements #Kitchens/Baths #Siding 40037613 #Windows #Doors #Garages #Barns

Ask about our Friends & Neighbors discounts (937) 339-1902 or (937) 238-HOME Free Estimates • Fully Insured • 17 Years of Home Excellence

For Sale By Owner


KTH Parts Industries, Inc., a quality oriented manufacturer of stamped and welded auto parts, located in St. Paris, Ohio, has an immediate opening for an individual in our Facilities Equipment Support Group (ESG-FAC). KTH is a state-of-the-art robotic facility. The successful candidate will have the following: •Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Electrical/Electronics or equivalent; •A working knowledge of motor controls, and relay logic, PLC’s a plus; •Experience and knowledge with HV switchgear and power distribution; •Competent in installing electrical conduit and wiring; •Knowledgeable in single and three phase circuits; •Good knowledge with both HVAC and building systems; •Other systems (Phone, BAS, CCTV) is a plus; •Good working knowledge of computers and applications; •Good analytical and troubleshooting abilities; •Good written and verbal communication skills; and •This is a first shift position. Will need to support the off shifts when needed.

KTH Parts offers a very attractive benefit package, competitive wage, and a team oriented manufacturing environment. Qualified candidates should send a resume to:


Apartments /Townhouses 1 BEDROOM 1/2 double, 524 West High, stove/ refrigerator furnished, $300 month + deposit, (937)773-4552.

2007 HARLEY Davidson Ultra Classic, black pearl, 22,400 miles, CB/CD/MP3, intercom, spoiler with LED lights, heatshield, highway pegs, $14,500, (937)773-8428.

2001 CHRYSLER SEBRING LXi We are relocating out of state and must sell! $2900. Call (937)520-0388

2 BEDROOM House, new flooring & windows, fresh paint, 612 Robinson, Nicklin Schools, phone (419)394-8509


Staffmark has partnered with local M i a m i, S h e lb y a n d Auglaize County companies that have IMMEDIATE openings on ALL SHIFTS for summer work. 8-12 hour shifts working in safe manufacturing or warehouse environments. Referral bonuses and benefits available. Apply at your closest location or call Troy Staffmark 937.335.0118 or Sidney Staffmark 937.498.4131



Call for appointment, Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm, (937)339-2893. & tty/tdd 1-800-750-0750



2007 HONDA CH80 scooter, asking $1500 OBO. Call (937)418-2702

CAMPING MEMBERSHIP, Lakewood Village Resort located in Wapakoneta, Ohio, asking $3500. Call for more details (937)418-2702.

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2 bedroom townhouse for rent. $500/ month. Water/trash included. Metro approved, AC, Carpet,Appliances and laundry facility on premises.


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BOAT, 17' Bayliner, seats 6, AM/FM radio, 90HP Mercury outboard motor, trailer, $3000 OBO, (937)570-1489

250cc, 178 miles, showroom condition, 2 helmets and cover, $1450.

Robertson Cabinets Inc 1090 S. Main St. West Milton, OH 45383

Earn Cash for Summer

2003 FOUR Winns 180 Freedom, 18' bowrider, 4.3 Volvo Penta (190HP), swim platform with ladder, snap-in carpet, built-in cooler, radio, deluxe interior, no rips or tears, 2 covers, trailer with surge brakes & spare tire, $12,000, (937)6933531


Some experience needed. Interested parties apply Monday-Friday between 3pm-5pm

Technical Trades

Heritage Handyman Service 40037530

Boat Parts /Supplies


No calls please

BOOKS, Boys and Girls books, Dave Dawson, Tom Swift Jr., Dana Girls, Vicki Barr, Connie Blair, Rick Brant, and others, English mystery Series, Blue Mask (AKA the Baron) by Anthony Norton (AKA John Creasy) Hardcovers 1930's1950's, Paper Backs 1960's, (937)492-0606






PERSIAN/HIMALAYAN KITTENS, CFA registered brand new litter deposit required. Serious calls only (937)2164515


2000 YAMAHA jet boat, (2) 135HP engines, boat & trailer in excellent condition, engines have between 60-80 hours running time, boat cover, life jackets, water skis & tubes, can be seen at 808 North Miami Avenue, Sidney. Around back. Paid $23,000 new. Asking $6500. Will consider any offer, (937)638-2222.



3 BEDROOM, 1.5 bath townhouse, 1815 Parkway, shed, washer/ dryer hookup, $525, (937)773-6442, (937)2146225.

LAB, Chocolate lab, 3 years old, great with kids, Free to good home, (937)778-1095

Boats & Marinas


Apartments /Townhouses


Help Wanted General



Saturday, May 11, 2013



OPEN HOUSE Sun 5/12 1-4 and Sat 5/18 1-4 1913 Carlyle Dr, Piqua Immaculate, ‘big’ ranch: formal LR, DR, eat-in kitchen with new ceramic tile floors, 7.5’ ‘lunch bar’ and a spacious family room with a gas burning fireplace. 3 generously sized bedrooms, newer HVAC system, roof & hot water heater, fresh paint & newer carpet throughout. Finished 2-car garage with attic. This is a special home! Wonderful neighborhood! Must see! $165,000 40046177

KTH Parts Industries, Inc. P.O. Box 940 St. Paris, OH 43072 Attn: Industrial Facilities Technical Professional Recruiter Or Email:




Saturday, May 11, 2013


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Sale Ends 5/31/13

0.9% up to 60 Months on all New 2013 Honda Fit, Pilot, CR-V and Crosstour Models. 0.9% up to 36 Months and 1.9% from 37-60 Months on all New 2013 Honda Civic, Accord and Ridgeline Models. 0.9% up to 60 Months and 1.9% from 61-72 Months on all New 2013 Honda Odyssey Models.

2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD

2013 Honda Accord 36 Month Sedan LX CVT Lease Specials*

36 Month Lease Specials* * All leases 12,000 miles per year. .15¢ each additional mile. Excludes tax, title, license & doc fee. With approved credit with Honda Financial Services.


* All leases 12,000 miles per year. .20¢ each additional mile. Excludes tax, title, license & doc fee. With approved credit with Honda Financial Services.














2013 Honda Odyssey EX

2013 Honda Fit Sport Auto 36 Month Lease Specials*

36 Month Lease Specials* * All leases 12,000 miles per year. .20¢ each additional mile. Excludes tax, title, license & doc fee. With approved credit with Honda Financial Services.

* All leases 12,000 miles per year. .15¢ each additional mile. Excludes tax, title, license & doc fee. With approved credit with Honda Financial Services.















2013 Honda Civic LX Sedan Auto

2013 Honda CR-V EX AWD

36 Month Lease Specials*

36 Month Lease Specials* * All leases 12,000 miles per year. .15¢ each additional mile. Excludes tax, title, license & doc fee. With approved credit with Honda Financial Services. No hidden fees.

* All leases 12,000 miles per year. .15¢ each additional mile. Excludes tax, title, license & doc fee. With approved credit with Honda Financial Services.















2013 Honda Accord LX-S Coupe CVT

2013 Honda Civic EX Sedan Auto 36 Month Lease Specials*

36 Month Lease Specials*

* All leases 12,000 miles per year. .15¢ each additional mile. Excludes tax, title, license & doc fee. With approved credit with Honda Financial Services.

* All leases 12,000 miles per year. .15¢ each additional mile. Excludes tax, title, license & doc fee. With approved credit with Honda Financial Services.
















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