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Chairman: Benghazi not Clinton’s call BY PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The seasoned diplomat who penned a highly critical report on security at a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, defended his scathing assessment but absolved then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. “We knew where the responsibility rested,” Thomas Pickering said Sunday. “They’ve tried to point a finger at people more senior than where we found the decisions were made,” Pickering, whose

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career spans four decades, said of Clinton’s critics. The Accountability Review Board, which Pickering headed with retired Adm. Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, did not question Clinton at length about the attacks but concluded last December that the decisions about the consulate were made well below the secretary’s level. Pickering and Mullen’s blistering report found that “systematic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at

senior levels” of the State Department meant that security was “inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place.” Pickering’s defense of his panel’s conclusions, however, failed to placate Republicans who have called for creation of a special select congressional committee to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012, assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. The top Republican on the House Oversight and Govern-

ment Reform Committee said he wants sworn depositions from Pickering and Mullen, and promised to make that request on Monday. “This is a failure, it needs to be investigated. Our committee can investigate. Now, Ambassador Pickering, his people and he refused to come before our committee,” said Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the panel’s chairman. Pickering, sitting next to Issa during an appearance on one Sunday show, said the chairman was lying and that he was willing to testify before the commit-



Tim Harrison, author and star of the award-winning documentary film “The Elephant in the Living Room,” gives a presentation at the Piqua Public Library on Saturday. Harrison screened the film then spoke about his non-profit animal advocacy group, Outreach For Animals, and its continuing efforts to pass legislation to protect wild animals from facing a life in captivity, which often results in wild and exotic animals escaping or being released into populated areas, endangering both the public and the animal. Harrison is a retired public safety officer for the city of Oakwood and a graduate of Miami East High School.

PIQUA — Andrew Niblick had grown so tired of listening to some of the CDs in his collection that he decided to give them to his little brother, free of charge. Little could Niblick have known at the time he was laying the groundwork for the future of a budding rap and hip-hop star. What Andrew Niblick discarded would become Josh Niblick’s destiny. In this case, one man’s trash really was another man’s treasure. “My brother had a stack of CDs he didn’t want anymore — so he just gave them to me,” said Niblick, a 2011 Piqua High School graduate who is better known by his stage name, J-Nibb. “I remember the first song I listened to was Ludacris’ ‘Move (Get Out

J-NIBB the Way).’ I just remember listening to his beat and listening to his flow and falling in love with it.” From such humble beginnings did a rap career begin. Niblick — who was in junior high school at the time, began writing and recording his own rap songs every chance he got. His rap career remained largely a clandestine See J-Nibb/Page 2

Retiring educator committed to excellence BY JOHN HAUER For the Daily Call

PIQUA — It is gratifying to a longtime educator to be successful in a school system, but for someone to be successful and make major contributions to two different school systems is very special. Such is the case for veteran educator Neil Long who helped build a strong math program for Vandalia-Butler Schools and is finishing seven years of developing a unified sys-

tem measuring student academic progress for Piqua City Schools. Long was born in Piqua, but grew up as a typical Darke County farm boy and graduated in a class of 25 from Gettysburg School, now a part of Greenville Schools.”It was a two-story school with grades K-6 on the first floor, and grades 7-12 on the second floor,” he said. “My high school math teacher Mr. Maurer was also the district superintendent.” After high school, Long

enrolled at Wright State University to major in math education. “I became interested in math when Mr. Maurer helped me understand challenging math concepts,” Long said. “He really prepared us for college-level math.” Long earned his bachelor’s degree and began subbing in 1971. “I had a temporary position at Morton Junior High in Vandalia,” he said. “Enrollment increased and took class sizes to 36 students, so I was hired full-time to teach math and science.” He quickly developed


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BY JOHN COYNE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The three women allegedly imprisoned and sexually abused for years inside a padlocked Cleveland house asked for privacy Sunday, saying through an attorney that while they are grateful for overwhelming support, they also need time to heal. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight remain in seclusion, releasing their first statements since they were found May 6 when Berry escaped and told a 911 dispatcher, “I’m free now.” They thanked law enforcement and said they were grateful for the support of family and the community. “I am so happy to be home, and I want to thank everybody for all your prayers,” DeJesus said in a statement read by an attorney. “I just want time now to be with my family.” The women, now in their 20s and 30s, vanished separately between 2002 and 2004.At the time, they were 14, 16 and 20 years old. Investigators say they spent the last nine years or more inside the home of Ariel Castro where they were repeatedly raped and only allowed outside a handful of times. Castro, 52, is being held on $8 million bond. The former school bus driver was charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape.

tee. “That is not true,” said the former top diplomat who has served in Republican as well as Democratic administrations. In a separate interview, Pickering said he asked, via the White House, to appear at Wednesday’s session. He said he could have answered many of the questions lawmakers raised, such as whether U.S. military forces could have saved Americans had they dispatched F-16 jet fighters to the consulate, some 1,600 miles away from the

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Long Continued from page 1 his teaching skills and was appointed math coordinator for the district in 1978. Under his leadership, many improvements and changes took place. An honors math program was started with Algebra I at the eighth grade leading to advanced placement calculus the senior year. “This was a great time for me,” Long said. “I was the coordinator and helped teachers for half the day, but I was still with students and taught classes for half the day.” He has always been a strong believer in demonstration teaching and taught classes throughout the district grades K-12. When Long came to Piqua City Schools in 2006 as a director of curriculum and instruction, he was asked to develop and unify an effective system to monitor the academic progress of each individual student. He used Excel spreadsheets

and pivot tables to show student growth in the core subject areas. Short-cycle assessments were created, and common practices were put in place for all the buildings. “We wanted to make everything uniform throughout the district, and reduce any gap in learning if a student switched buildings during the school year,” Long said. Another responsibility was to increase the offerings in the math department and streamline the honors math sequence. Students start honors math with Pre-Algebra I in the sixth grade, and they can finish with advanced placement calculus BC (second year) their senior year. “Next year, we will have two years of AP calculus plus AP statistics and an advanced Algebra II class that can be for Ohio Northern University concurrent enrollment credit,” he said. STEM education has

also been a focus of work that has enhanced career and college readiness for students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. Long works mainly with the math and science curriculums, and Dwayne Thompson, the other director of curriculum and instruction, works with language arts and social studies. “I have been very fortunate to have worked with Dwayne for the past five years,” Long said. “We work well as a team and provide consistent support services to assist teachers and principals.” Long will retire from Piqua City Schools at the end of July, concluding a 42-year career in education. “I have been fortunate to work for Piqua City Schools,” he said. “There is a strong commitment to excellence from the board of education to superintendent Rick Hanes to the

building administrators and staff. Parents and the community have always supported our efforts.” When he retires, Long is looking forward to being able to travel with a more flexible schedule. He and his wife Pamela, a nurse for Southview Hospital, have been married for 44 years. “We want to travel to Washington, D.C. and spend more time with the four grandkids,” he said. The couple has three sons and a daughter. Julie lives in Vandalia. Jason is in Cincinnati. Justin lives in California, and Jonathan resides in Clayton. Long’s mother Leora (Minton) Long lives in Piqua and was a 1941 graduate of Piqua Central High School. Grandmother Clara Helen (Munger) Minton taught second grade at North Street School following her graduation from Piqua in 1905. Aunt Wilma Minton taught many years at Springcreek School.

J-Nibb Continued from page 1 operation — he never told any of his friends he was secretly a rapper — with one notable exception. “I would let my brother listen to my stuff,” Niblick said. “I’m glad I had him around, because he was never scared to tell me the truth. He would tell me if my stuff wasn’t any good. Some people may have said he was (a jerk), but to me, he was a realist. It didn’t crush my dreams. It just made me keep on writing. I started recording stuff when I was 13. I actually recorded my first song on a karaoke machine. But I never told anybody except my brother what I was doing.” The secret is out now, however. In the past two years, Niblick — who writes, performs and records all his own music — has seen his career begin to take off. He’s recorded a CD and performed at shows not only throughout Ohio, but around the country as well. This spring, he was the headline performer at a college spring break showcase in Mississippi. His music has been getting heavy play throughout the south, beating out established hip-hop acts such as Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and Wiz Khalifa on top 10 lists in some regions. While in Mississippi, he finished shooting his video for the song

“Break You Down,” which should start getting airplay on BET, MTV, MTV2 and VH-1 once it is edited. In August, he’ll perform at the Indie Entertainment Summit in Hollywood, Calif. “Things have really started picking up in the past year,” Niblick said. “It’s been incredible, really. Stuff has really started happening for me. I’ve been very blessed. I’m excited for the IES show. Pretty much if you aren’t at the IES, you aren’t really in the music business.” Niblick figured from a young age he’d be famous — he just never knew he’d do it as a musician. A standout defensive lineman for the Piqua High School football team, Niblick figured he’d find fame and fortune on the gridiron. “I wanted to play in the NFL,” he said. “Louisville had sent a letter saying they wanted me to come play football for them, but then I messed up my back my senior year. I had a herniated disc. That really ruined everything for me as far as football was concerned. I never really had a back-up plan. I always thought football was my future. “I didn’t know what I was going to do. I couldn’t see myself working a 9 to 5 job. That just wasn’t me. But I had always really loved my music. That’s

when I started getting serious about music.” Like most, Niblick found it wasn’t necessarily easy breaking into the music business. In the beginning, he completely fihis career, nanced purchasing all his own recording equipment and paying for all of his recording and production costs through a series of those “9 to 5” jobs he had dreaded to much. In an effort to get his name out there, he would often perform at local shows for free. Making things all the more difficult, Niblick said, was the fact he is a white rapper in a field largely dominated by African-American performers. “I would go to these shows and people would come up to me and say, ‘Who are you here to see?’ I would tell them I was there to perform. They would say, ‘You rap?’ Then they would look at me weird and walk away. They didn’t believe a white boy could rap. But once I hit the stage, that all goes away,” said Niblick, who said he is almost to the point where he can live solely off what he gets paid to perform. In the future, he hopes his recording career is his sole source of income. Because he is white, Niblick said he is inevitably compared to superstar rapper Eminem,

who also is white. While Niblick said he does admire Eminem — “He has crazy lyrics and word play,” he said — he said his style actually is closer to those of Ludacris or Twista. Niblick is known for the speed at which he is able to rap his lyrics, while still maintaining his enunciation and making sure listeners can understand every word. “When people compare me to Twista, I take that as a compliment,” Niblick said. “But I also want to be known for my own style. I want people to know who J-Nibb is.” And despite having many inspirations in the music industry, Niblick said one person still has more influence on him than anyone. “My brother is still my biggest influence,” he said. “He’s the kind of person that will tell anything to anyone. If a famous artist came out with a song he didn’t like — he’d tell them he didn’t like it to their face. He’s the one I’m still trying to impress. I remember when my first CD came out, he started listening to it and said, ‘Man, you got good.’” For more about J-Nibb or to hear his music, visit his website at or see his Facebook page at B

retary Leon Panetta told a Senate panel on Feb. 7 that they didn’t have enough intelligence about what was happening, did not know where the ambassador was and F-16s would have been the wrong aircraft. “You can’t just willynilly send F-16s there and blow the hell out of a place without knowing what’s taking place,” Panetta had told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Feb. 7. At the hearing last Wednesday, Hicks and two other State Department witnesses criticized Pickering and Mullen’s review. Their complaints centered on a report they consider incomplete, with individuals who weren’t interviewed and a focus on the assistant secretary level and lower. “I was surprised today that they did not probe Secretary Clinton in detail,” Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said, of the review board. The hourslong hearing produced no major revelation but renewed interest in the attacks that happened during the

lead-up to the November 2012 presidential election. Even so, Republicans showed little interest in dropping their investigation into what happened at the consulate, what might be done to prevent future such attacks and what political calculations went into rewriting talking points the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, used on news shows. A series of emails that circulated between the State Department and the CIA led to weakened and, in some cases, erroneous language that Rice used to describe the assault during a series of five television interviews the Sunday after the attacks. “I’d call it a cover-up,” said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.,who renewed his call for a select committee to investigate. “I would call it a cover-up in the extent that there was willful removal of information, which was obvious.” Rep. Mike Rogers, RMich., chairman of the

House Intelligence committee, said he expects more State Department officials to step forward and testify. One Republican eyeing a White House run, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, told an audience in Iowa that he thinks the Benghazi attack “precludes Hillary Clinton from ever holding office.” Democrats said Republicans were looking to weaken her ahead of a potential 2016 campaign. “This has been caught up in the 2016 presidential campaign, this effort to go after Hillary Clinton,” said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. “They want to bring her in because they think it’s a good political show and I think that’s unfortunate.”

Benghazi Continued from page 1 nearest likely launching point. “Mike Mullen, who was part of this report and indeed worked very closely with all of us and shared many of the responsibilities directly with me, made it very clear that his view as a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that there were nothing within range that could have made a difference,” Pickering said. Republicans and Gregory Hicks, the former deputy chief of mission in Libya, have questioned why the military couldn’t move faster to stop the two nighttime attacks over several hours. Hicks, who testified before the House Oversight panel this past week, said a show of U.S. military force might have prevented the second attack on the CIA annex that killed security officers Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. Mullen’s successor as Joint Chiefs chairman, Gen. Martin Dempsey, and former Defense Sec-


Arlene J. Hughes TIPP CITY — Arlene J. Hughes, 74 of Tipp City, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Upper Va l l e y Medi c a l Center, T r o y. Born Nov. 9, 1938, i n Piqua, to the l a t e HUGHES Frazier and Marjorie (Gilliland) Karnehm. She is also preceded in death by her daughter, Gina (Hughes) Perry; and one brother, Roger W. Karnehm. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Ronald L. “Ron” Hughes; children, Kirk and his wife Janet Hughes of Fort Wayne, Ind. and Brent and his wife Marla Hughes of Tipp City; brothers and sisters,

Melvin and Dawn of Grand Karnehm Rapids, Mich., Dennis Karnehm, of Huber Heights and Brian and Jill Reese of New Carlisle; and grandchildren, Tiffanie and Brandon Perry, Ben, Aaron and Abigail Hughes and Aeleia Hughes. Arlene was a homemaker and loved caring for her family. She was a member of the Lake Avenue Church in New Carlisle. Public graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Maple Hill Cemetery, South Hyatt Street, Tipp City. Donations may be made in loving memory of Arlene to Hospice of Miami County. Arrangements have been entrusted to Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, 327 W. Main St., Tipp City, OH 45371. Visit

Beatrice ‘Bea’ Floyd BRADFORD — Beatrice “Bea” Floyd, 86, of Bradford passed away at home Sunday, May 12, 2013. Bea was born in Webster on July 9, 1926, to the (late) Slyvanus Jacob and Hulda May (Mikle) Derr. She was a retired seamstress from Buckeye Apparel in Versailles and was a member of the Bradford United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph D. Floyd in 2001; daughter, Pamela Sue Floyd; three sons, Robert, David and John Floyd; brothers and sisters, Erma Miller, Bertie Smith, Mary Reed, Harry Derr, Gene Derr, Orville Derr and Slyvanus Derr. Bea is survived by her two sons, Richard Floyd and Scott and wife, Deb Floyd, all of Bradford; and

her two daughters, Peg Sargent of Bradford, Tammy and husband, Jay Victor of Covington; seven grandchildren, Robbie and Shawn Gordon, Bob and Carrie Floyd, Joey Floyd, Ashley and Aaron Szilagyi, Floyd, Ashley Brook Mullins, Sara Mullins; great-grandchildren, Krista Floyd, Kylee Floyd, Sophie Floyd, Gabe Gordon, Noah Gordon and Mikayla Gordon; and other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford, with Pastor Lance Elliot officiating. Interment Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Darrell G. Bridenbaugh LAURA — Darrell G. Bridenbaugh, 66, of Laura, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was born Oct. 16, 1946, in Pitsburg, to his parents Esta and Reva (Welbaum) Bridenbaugh. He will be missed and remembered by his loving wife, Sandy (Penny) Bridenbaugh; daughters and sons-in-law, Debi and Jeff English of Ludlow Falls and Tami and Dwayne Petty of Missouri; grandchildren, Alivia English of Ludlow Falls, Brian English of West Chester, Ashley Petty of Missouri, and Josh Petty of Missouri; mother, Reva Bridenbaugh; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ron and Donna Bridenbaugh of Pitsburg and Doug and Deanie Bridenbaugh of

Greenville; father-in-law, Bernard L. Penny of Laura; sister-in-law, Cindy Penny of Greenville; nephew, Chris Penny of Vandalia. He was preceded in death by his father, Esta and sister Kathy Bridenbaugh. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home, 1 S. Main St., Pleasant Hill. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online memories may be left for the family at

Death notice PIQUA — John G. Moorman, 70, of Piqua, died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice of Van Wert. His funeral arrangements are pending through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home.

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Bringing family dynamics to ceramics Father and daughter teach popular open-to-the-public class STAFF REPORT PIQUA — If you clamor to create ceramics, George Miller and Juanita Walker have just the thing for you. The father-daughter team teaches two ceramic classes, one for the Sunrise Center for Adults and another for residents of the Piqua Senior Apartments, both located at 316 N. College St. in Piqua. The latter class, which takes place at 10 a.m. on Mondays, is also open to the public. Miller said each class draws at least a dozen participants. “This is our second year and they’re really eating it up. They seem to be enjoying it very much,” he said. Last month, 24 memPROVIDED PHOTOS bers of the combined classes attended the Mid- Participants in George Miller and Juanita Walker’s class enjoy making ceramic west Ceramic Association’s figures at the Piqua Senior Apartments. The class, which takes place at 10 a.m. trade show in Dayton, with on Mondays, is open to the public. several bringing home first, second and thirdplace ribbons, as well as garnering numerous honorable mentions. Miller said he has no background in arts and crafts and that his daughter is the true artisan. “She has her own kilns and molds. A few years ago, about 10-15 years ago, she and my wife did ceramics out of the home and went to different festivals selling them,” he said. There is no fee to enroll in the class, just the cost of ceramic pieces. For more information or to get involved in the class at the Piqua Senior Apartments, call Miller at 418-5014.

Leadership event coming to Edison PIQUA — The Edison Community College Graduate Academy is hosting a one-day leadership conference titled “The Mosaic of Community Leadership — Embracing Change.” The event was made possible by the support and loyal generosity of the Duke Foundation and will take place from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. May 15, in the Robinson Theater on the Piqua campus. Guests will choose from multiple breakout sessions to engage content that most interests them. “This conference is a great opportunity for all non-profits, whether they

are local or from farther away. Networking with peers combined with learning opportunities makes for a great day. This conference allows everyone to leave with something to take back and apply to their own organizations right away,” said Martha Harris, chair of the graduate academy committee. The Keynote Speakers for the event will be David Ramey and Douglas Allinger. Ramey is the president of Strategic Leadership Associates Inc. He was formally a president of Bergamo Center

for Lifelong Learning, a national conference and training center in Dayton. He also served as interim chief administrator for the American Association of Tissue Banks in Washington, D.C., restructuring that organization. Allinger is the president of Allinger & Company Inc. and prior to forming that company, he served for 18 years as regional vice president of Campbell & Company Inc., a national fundraising-consulting firm. He has successfully consulted with scores of educational, healthcare, retirement,

cultural, civic and social service clients in the central and southern states while directing the firm’s Columbus regional office. The breakout sessions for the day include topics such as the pros and cons of social media, and the role of the nonprofit board. A grant makers panel will also be presented by local grant makers who will answer questions about the changing face of grant writing and lead a discussion in best practices. Contact Julie Slattery for more information at

Upper Valley CC honors top students PIQUA — It was standing room only when Upper Valley Career Center Director of Student Services Matt Meyer welcomed more than 300 students, parents, relatives, associate school personnel and Upper Valley Career Center staff members to the 25th Annual Achievers’ Recognition Program on May 9 at the Career Center. The individuals in attendance were there to recognize the achievement of the top students of the 2012-2013 school year. Superintendent Dr. Nancy Luce, executive director Jason Haak, principal Joe Davis, and supervisors Dr. Gene Cordonnier; Deb Holthaus; Stephanie Johnson and Terry Krogman assisted with the presentation of awards. The first category recognized was Students of the Quarter: Ryan Harris, Jackson Center; Caleb Withrow, Anna; Ashley Hagon, Troy; Garrett Eilerman, Fort Loramie; Oliver Walter, Piqua; Alexandra Bolin, Sidney; Taylor Ries, Troy; Dale Gade, Bradford. Fifty-eight Upper Valley Career Center juniors and seniors have perfect attendance. Forty-nine of those students were recognized for also earning a 3.25 or better grade point average. The following twelve seniors were recognized for perfect attendance during both years: Joshua Edwards, Sidney; Sharice Hibbler, Troy; Michael Howk, Piqua; Tyler Lane, Coving-

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In Brief Oil Painting Classes at Upper Valley Career Center PIQUA — The Upper Valley Career Center Adult Division is collaborating with area artist Michelle Walker to offer a Still Life in Oils course. In this course, students will explore what makes an interesting still life and will learn how to use objects from the home in dynamic paintings. The course will also explore composition, lighting and application of paints. “Students enjoy this class, some attend for fun, while others want to learn professional techniques from this experienced artist,” said Annette Paulus, adult division coordinator. Still Life in Oils class will operate on four Tuesday evenings June 18 to July 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Classes will be held at the Upper Valley Career Center ATC, 8901 Looney Road, Piqua. Call Paulus at 1-800-589-6963 for tuition information or to register. Registrations will be accepted through June 11. Class size is limited. Supplies are not included in the stated tuition; a list will be provided upon registration.

Sculptures on the Square on display in Troy TROY — Troy Main Street Inc. presents the sixth installment of Sculptures on the Square, featuring Seward Johnson’s “Man on the Street” bronze statues. A selection of 20 sculptures will be placed on display in downtown Troy for a period of four months, remaining until Sept. 2. The figures will be placed on the sidewalks of the Public Square and along Main and Market streets within two blocks of the Troy’s center fountain.

Miami County YMCA to offer Tee-Ball League TROY — The Miami County YMCA is offering a Tee-Ball League Beginning June 11. This League is for 3-5 year-olds and will be held at the Robinson Branch on Tuesday evenings. The program runs for eight weeks this summer with two weeks of practice and six weeks of games. Early registration runs through May 26 and can be completed over the phone or at either branch. A coaches’ meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. June 4, at the Robinson Branch. For more information, contact Jaime Hull, youth program director, at (937) 440-9622.

Workout will honor fallen soldiers PIQUA — On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, No Mercy Crossfit, 1264 E. Ash St., Suite 300, Piqua, is holding a team/individual workout in honor of fallen soldiers David E. Hickman and Samuel F. Pearson, but also will honor other fallen soldiers who gave “the ultimate sacrifice for us and our country.” The event will be completed by a team of two athletes or an individual in 15-minute capped workouts. To register, or for more information, visit:

Watercolor exhibit at Hayner TROY — The Travel Exhibition of The Ohio Watercolor Society run through May 26 at The Troy Hayner Cultural Center. The exhibit is comprised of 40 paintings, award winners and 28 selected works chosen by juror Mark Mehaffey. The Troy Hayner Cultural Center is located at 301 W. Main St. The exhibit will be housed in The Fulker Nichols Gallery. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday, 7-9 p.m. Monday and Thursday and 1-5 PROVIDED PHOTO Presenting the Amber Detrick Memorial Scholarship to Alexis Holleran, Piqua, p.m. Sunday. are Amber’s mother and stepfather, Joyce and Larry Smith. ton; Jamie Martin, Covington; Devante Michael, Troy; Natasha Starr, Anna; Sheena Scott, Troy; Benjamin Sims, Troy; Isaac Sowers, Greenville; Branden Walters, Newton; Richard Webb, Newton. The Upper Valley Career Center Honor Pin is our symbol of distinguished achievement earned by 143 juniors and seniors with a 3.50 or better grade point average and 98% attendance. Twenty eight students earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average during the 2012-13 year. Dr. Luce announced that Ashley Elaine Gilmore, Piqua, is the 2012-13 Top Scholar. Ashley has participated in the Interactive Media program earning a 3.979 grade point average overall.

Twenty four Upper Valley Career Center seniors have achieved 98 percent attendance, maintained a yearly average of 93 percent in their career-technical program and have an overall 3.0 GPA received the National Technical Honor Society award. S p e c i a l scholarships/Awards were presented by representatives of the family or the sponsoring organization. U.S. Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Award: Megan Hunt, Bradford; Maurice Ickes, Bradford. Ray Kroc Youth Achievement Award: Richard Webb, Newton. Ernest Johns American Legion Award: Kaleb Etherington, Piqua. The Matt D. Zimpher Memorial Award: Stephen Crabtree, Troy. The Cecil E. Phillis Memorial

Award: Aaron Oaks, Newton. Brett Childs Scholarship: Ryan Craft, Covington and Stephen Jenkins, Piqua. Amber Detrick Memorial Early Childhood Scholarship: Alexis Holleran, Piqua. President’s Award for Educational Excellence: Megan Hunt, Bradford. McColloch-Baker Scholarship: Maurice Ickes, Sidney. The David M. and Glenna M. Whitmore Scholarship: Ashley Gilmore, Piqua; Megan Hunt, Bradford; Lindsey Rose, Bradford.; Executive Director’s Award: Ashley Gilmore, Piqua; Ryan Harris, Jackson Center; Natasha Starr Osborne, Anna. A complete listing of awards, presenters, and recipients is available online at

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“You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped iniquity; you have eaten the fruit of lies: because you did trust in your way, in the multitude of your mighty men.” (Hosea 10:13 AKJV)

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y wife and I forgot to have children.We are so busy going to movies, plays and concerts, buying nice things for the house, taking long vacations without looking at a school calendar, reading all the latest best-sellers and going to restaurants with nice white tablecloths that it simply slipped our minds.You know how it is:You get busy, and suddenly think,“Boy, I wish I had to pay $50,000 a year to put some 18-year-old who thinks I'm an idiot through college.” But it's too late for us. Instead we're going to chillax this week at that wonderful Hawaiian B&B everyone's talking about. Again. Of course, the downside of not having children is that I feel left out when friends with children discuss time-outs, play dates,family therapy and joint custody.I sit silent while the discussion goes on and on about the pros and cons of one model of breast pump over another.As much as I would like to,I have nothing to contribute. The group wants to hear that my mother had eight children without the benefit of a breast pump -- or Ritalin, ADHD or peanut allergies -- like they want to hear I've volunteered to spank out-of-control kids in grocery stores. The underlying message in JIM MULLEN all this seems to be that raisColumnist ing a child is hard, painful, deunending, manding, exhausting work. You'd think modern parents would be looking for tips to make life easier, not harder.Which is why I found the news of the latest parenting trend, Elimination Communication, so stunning. Elimination Communication, called E.C. by parents enamored of it, is a growing cult that worships diaper-free potty-training. They try to figure out from Baby's coos and ahs which ones mean “I love you” and which ones mean “Look out below!” Because, obviously, as a new parent, you don't have enough to do. But you will have enough doo-doo. I heard about this from Jackson, a new grandad. “You mean they really let the kid run around the house buck-nekkid?” “Not in my house,” he said, “but they do at their house. When they think the kid is ready to go, they hold him over the toilet, or over bowls they have set up all over the house.” “Bowls? Remind me not to have soup at their house. Whose crazy idea was this? The Octomom?” “No, their doula tells them kids go without diapers in Third World countries all the time.” “Their what?” “Their doula. It's a woman who is there to comfort the mother. It's not really medical or a midwife, but a companion.” “I understand,” I said. “I think the English word for that is 'friend' or 'family.' They don't know anything about medicine, either, they're just there to give you crazy child-rearing advice.” “My daughter-in-law doesn't seem to have any friends, and she doesn't get along with her family. Ergo, the doula.” “You mean no one is inviting her and her diaperless baby to the weekly bridge game? That's hard to believe. What other Third World ideas are she and her doula planning to borrow?” I asked. “An open sewer running down the middle of her street? Throwing garbage out of the front window? Walking barefoot to the town well to get contaminated water for washing and cooking? Collecting cow chips for the cook stove? Or is it just the no-diapers thing?” “The doula says it keeps diapers out of landfills.” “Really? I've been to the landfill, and what you see are a lot of old computers, printers and CD players stacked up to the sky. And washing machines and refrigerators, and a lot of construction debris from people who have remodeled their houses to put in nurseries. But I have never seen a diaper there. Maybe because, unlike the computers, they decompose. Still, there's a much easier way to keep diapers out of landfills: Forget to have children.” Contact Jim Mullen at

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Winning hispanic vote won’t be enough for GOP The most serious of those fter six months of problems was that Romney mulling over Novemwas not able to connect with ber's election results, white voters who were so many Republicans remain turned off by the campaign convinced that the party's only that they abandoned the GOP path to future victory is to imand in many cases stayed prove the GOP's appeal to Hisaway from the polls altogether. panic voters. But how many Recent reports suggest as Hispanic voters do RepubliBYRON YORK many as 5 million white voters cans need to attract before the Columnist simply stayed home on Elecparty can again win the White tion Day. If they had voted at House? the same rate they did in 2004, A lot. Start with the 2012 exit polls. The New York Times' Nate Silver even with the demographic changes since has created an interactive tool in which one then, Romney would have won. Likewise,the white vote is so large that an can look at the presidential election results and calculate what would have happened if improvement of 4 points -- going from 60 perthe racial and ethnic mix of voters had been cent to 64 percent of those whites who did different. The tool also allows one to project vote -- would have won the race for Romney. So which would have been a more realisfuture results based on any number of scenarios in which the country's demographic tic goal for Romney -- matching the white turnout from just a few years earlier, or winprofile and voting patterns change. In 2012, President Obama famously won ning 73 percent of Hispanic voters? Everyone knows the Hispanic vote will 71 percent of the Hispanic vote to Mitt Romney's 27 percent.If all other factors remained grow in the future. But if 2012 voting patthe same, how large a percentage of the His- terns remain the same -- whites voting in panic vote would Romney have had to win to lower numbers but about 60 percent for Republicans, blacks and Asians turning out in capture the White House? What if Romney had won 44 percent of large numbers and voting 90-plus percent the Hispanic vote, the high-water mark for and 70-plus percent,respectively,for DemocRepublicans achieved by George W. Bush in rats -- Republicans will have to win an as2004? As it turns out, if Romney had hit that tonishingly high percentage of the Hispanic Bush mark,he still would have lost,with 240 vote to capture the White House. It is simply not reasonable to believe there electoral votes to 298 for Obama. But what if Romney had been able to is something the GOP can do -- pass immimake history and attract 50 percent of His- gration reform, juice up voter-outreach efpanic voters?What then? He still would have forts -- that will create that result. That doesn't mean future Republican been beaten, 283 electoral votes to 255. What if Romney had been able to do presidential candidates should not work to something absolutely astonishing for a Re- increase their share of the Hispanic vote. publican and win 60 percent of the Hispanic They could, for example, actually campaign vote? He would have lost by the same mar- in areas with large numbers of Hispanic voters. gin, 283 electoral votes to 255. But here is the real solution. Romney lost But what if Romney had been able to reach a mind-blowing 70 percent of the His- because he did not appeal to the millions of panic vote? Surely that would have meant Americans who have seen their standard of victory, right? No, it wouldn't. Romney still living decline over the past decades. They're would have lost, although by the narrowest nervous about the future.When Romney did of electoral margins, 270 to 268. (Under that not address their concerns, they either voted scenario, Romney would have won the pop- for Obama or didn't vote at all.If the next Reular vote but lost in the Electoral College; he publican candidate can address their concould have racked up huge numbers of His- cerns effectively, he will win.And, amazingly panic votes in California, New York and enough,he'll win a lot more Hispanic votes in Texas, for example, and not changed the re- the process. A lot from other groups, too. It would do more than any immigration sults in those states.) According to the Times' calculator, Rom- bill or outreach program ever could. ney would have had to win 73 percent of the Byron York is chief political correspondent Hispanic vote to prevail in 2012.Which suggests that Romney, and Republicans, had for The Washington Examiner. bigger problems than Hispanic voters.



ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Just six months after Minnesota voters turned back an effort to ban gay weddings, lawmakers are poised to make the state the first in the Midwest to pass a law allowing them. The startling shift comes amid a rapid evolution of public opinion nationally in the debate over marriage. But with Minnesota and possibly Illinois set to broaden the definition to include same-sex couples, coastal states may soon have some company in enacting changes. In November, voters unexpectedly defeated a measure that would have banned same-sex marriage in the Minnesota Constitution, even after more than two-dozen states passed bans. That similar prompted gay marriage supporters to quickly go on offense. Those efforts culminate Thursday with a vote in the state House that Democratic leaders assured would pass. With the state Senate expected to follow suit, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton could sign a bill as early as next week. “We like to lead the way in Minnesota,” said state Rep. Karen Clark, the Minneapolis Democrat sponsoring the bill. In the past week, Rhode Island and Delaware became the 10th and 11th states to approve gay marriage. But so far, only legislatures in coastal or New England states have voted affirmatively for gay marriage. Except for Iowa, which allows gay marriage due to a 2009 judicial ruling, same-sex couples can't get married in flyover country. Minnesota might go first, but Illinois could be close behind. The state Senate there voted in February to allow same-sex marriage, and supporters think they're close to securing the votes needed to get it through the House and on to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who says he'll sign it. Although a few Republican politicians around the country have started to embrace gay marriage, the movement remains largely contained to states with Democrats fully in control. In the Midwest, only Illinois and Minnesota have Democratic-led statehouses. Democrats run the Nevada and New Mexico legislatures, but Republicans are governor in those states.

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Where to Write Public officials can be contacted through the following addresses and telephone numbers: ■ Lucy Fess, mayor, 5th Ward Commissioner,, 773-7929 (home) ■ John Martin, 1st Ward Commissioner,, 773-2778 (home) ■ William Vogt, 2nd Ward Commissioner,, 773-8217 ■ Joe Wilson, 3rd Ward Commissioner,, 778-0390 ■ Judy Terry, 4th Ward Commissioner,, 773-3189 ■ City Manager Gary Huff,, 778-2051 ■ Miami County Commissioners: John “Bud” O’Brien, Jack Evans and Richard Cultice, 201 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373 440-5910; ■ John R. Kasich, Ohio governor, Vern Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 644-0813, Fax: (614) 466-9354 ■ State Sen. Bill Beagle, 5th District, Ohio

Senate, First Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215; (614) 466-6247; e-mail: ■ State Rep. Richard Adams, 79th District, House of Representatives, The Riffe Center, 77 High St. 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 466-8114, Fax: (614) 719-3979; ■ Jon Husted, Secretary of State, 180 E. Broad St. 15th floor, Columbus, OH 53266-0418 (877) 767-6446, (614)466-2655; ■ David Yost, State Auditor, 88 E. Broad St., 5th floor, Columbus, OH 43215, 800-282-0370 or 614-466-4514 ■ Mike DeWine, State Attorney General, 30 E.Broad St., Columbus, OH 43266, (614) 466-4320 ■ U.S. Rep. John Boehner, 8th District, 12 S. Plum St., Troy, OH 45373, 3391524 or (800) 582-1001 U.S. House Office, Washington, D.C., 1020 Longworth, HOR, 20515 ■ U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 (202) 224-2315









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Groom, not the bride, Jada Pinkett Smith is under pressure to candid on family, projects change his name


This April 4 photo shows author and activist Angela Davis, left, and actress-filmmaker Jada Pinkett Smith posing for a portrait to promote the documentary, “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners,” in New York. BY JOHN CARUCCI Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Jada Pinkett Smith may have started as an actress, but these days her list of jobs includes author, singer-songwriter, philanthropist, successful businesswoman — and, of course, wife and mother. With husband Will Smith, she started Overbrook Entertainment, which has produced many of Smith’s films, as well as the upcoming remake of “Annie.” But Pinkett Smith’s more recent focus has been the documentary “Free Angela Davis and Other Political Prisoners,” which marks the 40th anniversary of the acquittal of the 1970s political activist who once on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. Davis was removed from her teaching job at UCLA in 1969 because she was a member of the Communist Party. A year later, she was charged with murder and kidnapping in a shootout in front of the Marin County, Calif., courthouse, then acquitted by an all-white jury. “I watched it and I thought I knew the Angela Davis story, and I even thought that I knew a lot about that era, and I didn’t,” she said. “And I was just amazed that I didn’t know more, that it was my right to have a thorough understanding of such a pivotal figure like Angela Davis and what that era was.” Pinkett Smith says she not only learned a lot from spending time with the Davis, who was by her side for this interview, but she grew as a person. Pinkett

Smith is trying to spread that kind of growth to others, especially via social media, where she frequently posts on thoughtprovoking issues, like blended families, bullying and more. In a recent interview, the 41-year-old spoke candidly about her many roles, from the acting world to the one she’s most proud of — as family matriarch. AP: What did you know about Angela Davis growing up? Pinkett Smith: Oh absolutely, I knew that she

women’s magazines. Pinkett Smith: One of the reasons that I did that is right now one of my very strong very focus at this point is trying to figure out how to engage women to flow power to one another. The idea is that there’s a white woman’s issue. Or there’s a black woman’s issue. There’s a Latina woman’s issue. The idea for women to understand is that if we could come together and flow each other power for issues that affect us all, that we would get a lot done. ... These are subjects that

I think that sometimes people pay too much attention to being liked and it’s paralyzing. — Jada Pinkett Smith was a pivotal part of the movement and I knew that she was powerful and I knew that she was intelligent, but what I didn’t receive was the beauty of her feminine side, you know, and her softness, and the strength in her vulnerable nature... I’ve learned a lot just simply being in her presence in that way, knowing that even in my own experiences, to be able to obtain a perspective that allows me to allow my experiences to deepen me and broaden me and make me more and not decrease me. So I would say that has been a gift.

we can’t be afraid to talk about because they hurt. That’s the step toward getting to solutions, and the step toward community. I don’t get afraid in talking about subject matter that may spark controversy and I’m not afraid to not be liked. I think that sometimes people pay too much attention to being liked and it’s paralyzing. I think that if we can respect one another, we always have to keep respect in. But I’m not expecting people to like me all the time. I’ve gotten out of that chain and ball (laughs) ball and chain of wanting to liked, because there are things we have to AP: You seem quite com- talk about that aren’t easy. fortable sharing your views on social media — you reAP: Your Overbrook Encently asked whether tertainment has been sucwhite women should be al- cessful; tell me about your lowed on the cover of black partnerships?

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Advice that they have a long and happy life together. Opa! DEAR ABBY: Our youngest daughter will graduate from college next month. The school is 10 hours away by car or a 2 1/2hour plane ride. There are no direct flights. My husband and I are excited about this special day, and so is his 82-year-old mother. (I’ll call her Ethel.) She mentioned yesterday that she’s excited to go. Abby, Ethel is not a well woman. She has trouble walking, falls occasionally and hasn’t been out of this town for 30 years. She is also hypercritical. She does nothing but complain about other people, her health, this country, etc. Looking after her would be a huge burden. We’d like to attend this milestone event without the added stress of taking care of her. My husband and I have been married 25 years, and Ethel still complains about me. Because she’s such a handful, we have never taken her to dinner or a movie. How do we (kindly) tell her that what she has in mind is not going to be possible? — READY TO CELEBRATE IN SAN DIEGO


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Pinkett Smith: What I love about our alliance with Jay Z is that we have a beautiful time going into business together which I think is a beautiful thing to show. ... Jay is always calling us and we’re always DEAR CAN’T BEcalling him. Our next endeavor right now is LIEVE IT: You have de“Annie.” That’s the next scribed a man who is used to being in control and is not movie for us. above using his money to AP: Wasn’t Willow sup- manipulate. A century ago when people came to this posed to star in “Annie”? country through Ellis IsPinkett Smith: She was land, many of them were essupposed to star in “Annie” caping discrimination and and Willow has decided not wanted to leave their past to. ... She decided that she behind them, which is why wants to be 12 and says they Americanized their right now she’s really con- names. Others had it done “for” centrating on music skills. She’s taking piano lessons, them by government offiDEAR READY TO taking her singing lessons cials who couldn’t underCELEBRATE: You and every day and writing. stand them when they your husband should tell his She’s really just developing pronounced their names mother that graduations in herself. ... She’s taking her and wrote down what they the best of circumstances time to develop her skills, thought they heard. (Years are stressful events and can so when she feels like peo- ago, in Sioux City, Iowa, my be difficult for someone who ple are ready to know the mother knew two brothers is unsteady on her feet. You real Willow, then she will who walked through differ- could also mention that make a comeback. ent lines and wound up with seating is limited, because it the names “Ginsberg” and often is at graduations. AP: As an actress, busi- “Landsberg.” I don’t know Then offer to videotape the nesswoman, and the matri- which was correct.) Still oth- ceremony so she doesn’t arch of a high-profile ers were so eager to become have to miss it. family, how do you deal “Americans” that they with the constant rumors shortened or changed their Dear Abby is written by about you and Will? names for that reason. Abigail Van Buren, also I sincerely hope no one is known as Jeanne Phillips, Pinket Smith: They’re expecting Granddad to pay and was founded by her quite easy obstacles. When for the upcoming wedding. mother, Pauline Phillips. I really think about what That he would attempt to Write Dear Abby at people are going through in blackmail the young couple or P.O. the world today, and deal- in this way is shameful. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA ing with people’s specula- Let’s hope they are mature 90069. tions is one thing. And enough to ignore him, and knowing simply that that’s all that it is. (laughs) When Solve it you’re living your truth and you understand your truth, things get very easy. They get less complicated at least, so I’m very blessed. I am very blessed, so speculations I can deal Complete the with. grid so every row, column and 3 x 3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively.


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DEAR ABBY: My wife’s niece is marrying a wonderful man of Greek descent this summer. Her grandfather insists that his last name is too long and impossible to pronounce. He thinks they need to change the name when they marry. He went so far as to make them call him so he could tell them what he wanted. Then he gave them 10 days to “think about it” and call him back with their answer. He told the mother of the bride that if they don’t change the name, then he’s “just not into the wedding anymore,” implying that he won’t help them pay for the event. Needless to say, this has most of the family shaking their heads and thinking the old man has finally lost it. We understand that this was common practice for families passing through Ellis Island coming to America a century ago, but have you ever heard of this being done for a wedding? Being a therapist, I thought I’d seen and heard it all — until now. Please give us some insight. I’m hoping his “ladyfriend” will read your reply and share it with him. — CAN’T BELIEVE IT DOWN SOUTH

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time, I’m going to hitch a ride with my biking buddies, the Dunns, and basically intrude on a good portion of their summer vacation again as we take in the Adirondacks for a few days in June. The few days of riding will culminate with the Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race, an eight-mile trip up Whiteface Mountain as fast as you can go, gaining 3,500 feet of elevation in the process. So my first bike journal spanned about 55 days, and this one will span for about five days, but the premise will be the same. We’ll ride our bikes and do other stuff, and I’ll try to write enthralling journal entries about each day. One of the differences be-

It’s all in the numbers BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer PLEASANT HILL — Newton Local School’s littlest Indians are getting a great head-start on their education thanks to its top-rated in-house preschool program provided through the Council on Rural Services, according to Mark Schlater, executive director. Schlater presented data to Newton Local School board members Wednesday to celebrate the preschool program’s three-star rating, the highest rating in public preschool education in Ohio, at the district’s regular meeting. Schlater said of the 57 regional preschool programs he oversees, Newton’s preschool program is a “gem” and to achieve a three-star rating in Ohio “is not easy.” “It’s all in the numbers and we want to show you the impact the program is having here at Newton,” Schlater said. Schlater publicly praised Newton’s Council of Rural Services preschool teacher Tina Mollette for having “a great program here.” He said the program is “ahead of the curve” in terms of getting preschool students prepared for kindergarten. Schlater provided educational indicators to show the benchmarks achieved by the preschool program, which were above national and state averages. “When they hit the classroom, they are ready to learn the first day they are in the classroom,” Schlater said of children who attend preschool programs like the one offered at the school district, which caters to under-served families. Schlater said Mollette and her staff more than fulfilled state and local requirements for the program, including 10 hours of professional development and college education. “It doesn’t get any better than what you see here,” Schlater said of the district’s preschool program. Schlater said to the board and Superintendent Pat McBride as well as Newton Local School Principal Danielle Davis and Assistant Principal Steve Fisher that the Council on Rural Services preschool program will “pay great dividends here.” “It’s been a good partnership,” McBride said of the program. Board member Candi Alexander publicly congratulated Mollette for her efforts with the program. A program review was provided to all board members with the data and benchmarks achieved by the Newton preschool program. • In other news: Treasurer Nick Hamilton reported that the district is in the black by $203,424, and in April 2012, the district was in the black by $483,026. Hamilton said the district’s bus purchase and the state’s general fund cut was due to large gap in yearto-date funding. The district purchased a bus in fiscal year 2013, and not in 2012. Hamilton reported the district has lost $254,155 per ear in state aid or revenue due to changes in funding or state law since 2011. Hamilton provided the board a revised fiveyear forecast, noting that the estimates for revenue and expenditures were “very, very conservative.” “I still feel pretty confident where we are at,” said Hamilton, adding that income tax revenue has been delayed due to many agricultural holders filing on April 15, rather than its earlier deadline as in previous years. The Newton Local School board approved to raise its district’s lunch prices by 5 cents, which was mandated by the federal lunch program law. McBride provided the board a list of regional district lunch prices to show the board that the district has one of the lowest school lunch prices in the area. “I feel good about the fact we do offer a fair lunch price,” McBride said. The board approved a one-year part-time contract with Miami County Sheriff’s Office’s school resource officer for $16,011.99 a year. McBride said SRO Todd Cooper’s service to the district “has been great for us.” “He’s a really good SRO,” McBride said. “I can’t say enough about him.” The board approved to hire Jay Hall as intervention specialist and as the boy’s head varsity basketball coach for 2013-2014 school year. The board adjourned the meeting into executive session to discuss employment of a public employee or official.

tween this ride and the last one, in 2010, is that I’m not really training for this one. This is the subject about which you can read, my generally high level of sloth, in the first journal entry, which is available now. Just go to m and type my full name in the search box at the top right, and you’ll find the links to both of my journals. The Covington Outreach Association is sponsoring events for seniors again this year. It’s bingo coming up this Thursday, May 16 from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Covington City Hall. Every senior citizen from the Covington and Covington area is invited to attend. Prizes and re-

freshments are available. Call Nancy at 473-3337 or Cindy at 473-2415 to reserve your spot. Heads-up for the Community Vacation Bible School coming up in June for area youth. Running from June 17-21, at the Church of the Brethren, the Bible School has a cowboy and cowgirl theme this year. Be on the look out for more information as the event gets closer. • From the J.R. Clarke Public Library: Big news! On May 31 and June 1 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Bob Evans will donate 15 percent of your bill to the J. R. Clarke Public Library when you present a flyer. This flyer may be picked up at the li-

brary. Present the flyer at Bob Evans of Troy or Piqua at the time of check out. You must have a flyer for the J. R. Clarke Library to receive the fifteen percent. Money received will be used to purchase children’s books Children’s Book Week is May 12-18. Please visit the library during Children’s Book Week and enter your name in the drawing for a free book. All children may enter their name each time they check out books. The Upper Valley Wellness Nurse will visit the library Tuesday, May 21, from 9-11 a.m. for free blood pressure and glucose screenings. The Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale will be

KYLE MOORE Columnist from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 7 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8. All donations help support children’s programs. Anyone wishing to help with the book sale may contact the library at 473-2226. “Dig Into Reading” is the theme chosen for this summer’s reading program, running from June 10 to August 10. Watch for more details in the library’s June newsletter. Call 418-7428 or email with your news, notes, or shout-outs.

Troy to advertise sale of park land BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer TROY — The city of Troy will begin to advertise the sale of surplus park land this week, according to the city’s public service and safety director Patrick Titterington. Titterington updated the board of park commissioners at its regular meeting last week. Park Commission President Alan Kappers was not present during the meeting. Board members Stan Phillips and Becky Pierce were present. Phillips asked Titterington what the protocol is if the city were to receive no bids for the surplus real estate. Titterington said the city would re-advertise for bids for a second time. If

there were still zero bids for the property, Titterington said a report would be made to the city to seek another way to “dispose of it.” City council members passed legislation in January to sell surplus vacant parcels. The land includes about 1.6 acres at the intersection of Peters Road and Peters Avenue, also known as Peters Park; more than 2 acres at Hunters Ridge Drive and Lee Road, also known as Hunters Ridge green space; and roughly 0.3 acres west of Amelia Avenue, north of West Ross Road, also known as Amelia Park. Nearby property owners will be notified of the bids concurrent with the sale. There will be miniumn bids for each parcel, which have not been determined

yet, according service and safety administrative assistant Sue Knight. Ken Siler, recreation director, reported the Troy Aquatic Park will have its inspection next week and the pool will begin having swim team practices soon after, weather permitting. Siler also reported season passes for Troy Aquatic Park are on par with sales from previous years. According to Siler’s report, 170 season passes have been sold to date compared to 149 at the same time last year. Siler thanked the city’s park staff with its assistance during Hobart Arena’s multiple events including the NonProfit Expo and other events this spring. “Looks like you had a busy month,” Phillips said in reference to Hobart

Arena’s event calendar. Director of golf Ken Green said the course is now in “full swing” with league play beginning this week. Phillips asked how the golf course’s equipment was holding up. Green said the fairway and greens mowers had broke down and had to be serviced. Green said due to the equipment’s technology, the work was not able to be done in-house and was serviced by a vendor. Green reported the maintenance staff has completed spring core aeration and routine maintenance. The board of park commissioners adjourned in to executive session before reconvening to hire Jeremy Drake as the city’s park superintendent.


Rollercoaster opens soon at Cedar Point SANDUSKY (AP) — Rollercoaster lovers,rejoice:a new, $30 million winged rollercoaster called GateKeeper will soon be open to the public at Ohio's Cedar Point. The park in Sandusky opens for the season Saturday. GateKeeper is designed to mimic flight. It's two-minutes, 40-seconds of flips, drops and spirals. The coaster is 4,164 feet long and travels at speeds of up to 67 mph — park officials say it has set world records for the tallest drop, longest track and most inversions of any winged rollercoaster. On a winged coaster, riders sit on either side of the track with nothing above their heads or below their feet. Two of the park's old rides, Disaster Transport and the Space Spiral, were taken down to make way for GateKeeper.

Prisons cutting medical costs COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio prisons cut more than $26 million from inmate medical expenses last year, a state prisons inspection committee reports. The Correctional Institution Inspection Committee report shows a 15.2 percent reduction in prison medical expenses in 2012, The Columbus Dispatch reported.The state paid $188.3

million in 2012 for medical services compared with $211.5 million in 2011 and $222.8 million for medical services in 2010. The report by the legislative agency that monitors Ohio prisons also said the number of inmate patient visits to nurses and doctors dropped by 25 percent last year from 2009 and the number of inmates seen per health care worker dropped to 48 in 2012 from a high of 65 in 2006. The savings resulted from a long process of "looking at every aspect of our health care system," according to Stuart Hudson, chief of medical services for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Hudson said the state's switch last year to a systemwide mail-order delivery for medications resulted in a savings of more than $2 million. The state paid a total of $27.6 million for inmate medicine in 2012. Another change required inmates to pay for over-thecounter pain medications, such as aspirin and ibuprofen that are not covered by the state. In addition, the state began requiring a $2 copay from inmates each time they saw a nurse or doctor and returned to having medical personnel on staff instead of using contract services. A previous-approval requirement for outside and specialty medical care also was added, and a contract with Ohio State University allows prisons to pay the Medicaid rate for inmate care, the lowest rate avail-

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Prosecutor: Ohio marathoner had gun at race events CINCINNATI (AP) —Authorities say a Flying Pig Marathoner accused of carrying a loaded gun and commenting about terrorism during the Cincinnati race events has been charged and is hospitalized for mental evaluation. The Hamilton County prosecutor says 49-year-old David Moore of Cincinnati is charged with carrying a concealed weapon and failing to inform law enforcement, and with menacing by stalking. Court records showed no defense attorney. The prosecutor says Moore talked about terrorism and complained to the marathon director about his marathon bib number. The prosecutor says Moore also asked the director about her

Owner of OH hot dog diner linked to 'M-A-S-H' dies TOLEDO (AP) — The man who bought the northwest Ohio hot dog eatery made famous on the TV series "M-A-S-H" has died. Robert G. Bennett was 76. A spokeswoman for Maumee-based Bennett Management Corp. says the Sylvania resident died Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic after a short illness. Bennett gained national attention in 2011 when he won the $5.5 million bid in the court-ordered sale of the Tony Packo's hot dog restaurant chain. Spokeswoman Beverly Benner says Bennett was CEO and chairman of Tony Packo's Toledo LLC and Bennett Management, which owns Burger Kings in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. Toledo native and actor Jamie Farr made Tony Packo's famous in the 1970s portraying a U.S. soldier in the Korean War who longed for the eatery's hot dogs. Packo's still draws tourists.

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In this undated publicity photo provided by Stroller Hikes, Debbie Frazier, left, and her daughter, Holly, enjoy a break during a hike at Point Reyes National Seashore near Olema, Calif. The hike was part of the Backpacking Bambinos series, sponsored by Stroller Hikes. Created by Frazier, the not-for-profit organization is dedicated to facilitating nature and exercise outings for families. BY MELISSA KOSSLER DUTTON Associated Press MARK LENNIHAN/AP PHOTO

A design, center, by Christopher Bailey for Burberry is shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibit, “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” May 6 in NewYork.The show, which examines punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in the 1970s through its continuing influence today, is open May 9 through August 14.

BY SAMANTHA CRITCHELL AP Fashion Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Punk and high fashion can now share the same stage, and a new Costume Institute exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, “Punk: Chaos to Culture,” celebrates that influence. It’s an enduring irony that probably makes punk’s rebellious originators cringe — and might make those wearing expensive couture dresses with heavy hardware and sexy slashes a little uncomfortable, too. But when you rip back the shock value of dresses made with garbage bags, others held together by safety pins or staples, skirts with strategic slashes and T-shirts fronted with provocative sayings, punk largely stood on the principles of individuality and authenticity, both so greatly valued in a DIY, Internet-savvy culture. “Despite its best intentions, punk has come to symbolize integrity and authenticity,” said Andrew Bolton, curator of the exhibit, at a preview Monday. The exhibit opens to the public Thursday. Punk was born in the 1970s out of a movement that embraced anarchy, and its fashion reflected that. “Punk fashion started from the street and percolated up, and suddenly couture seemed out of touch and not relevant,” said Hamish Bowles, Vogue’s international editor at large. “Designers had to find a way to get in on it.” By now, the Dolce & Gabbana graffiti-splashed ballgowns or Burberry leather jacket covered in ultra-sharp spikes worn over a delicate lace cocktail dress would be very much at home on the catwalk or in the pages of Vogue. And as the collective eye has adjusted to some of the distressed looks that seemed so revolutionary then, leading designers of the day, including Vivienne Westwood, who with partner Malcolm McLaren put naked men on shirts that gave literal meaning to graphic Ts, have since designed Oscar gowns for the likes of Helen Mirren. What might be more unsettling to exhibit visitors is how nostalgic they might feel for the accoutrements that dot the recreated WestwoodMcLaren’s Kings Road shop, Clothes for Heroes,

in London, including a heavy-handset telephone, cassette tape and big-box TV set. And the site of a recreated — and dirty — rock club CBGB’s bathroom inside the hallowed Met is equally impactful and interesting. Bowles said punk was the forerunner to grunge, which also made some tastemakers cringe when Marc Jacobs first put it on the runway in the early ‘90s. Just look at where the flannel shirt and henley T — and Jacobs’ prestige — are now, however. “Punk was so potent and powerful, it was a movement that just clicked,” said Bowles. “Even if it was subliminally, it changed how we all think about dressing, even to people who might have been revolted by it at the time.” Bolton said he wanted to represent the two driving forces of punk fashion: the angrier, political statements coming from London punks and the more music-centric, club-kid predecessors in New York. They eventually came together to wear leather garments that played on the themes of peace, love, war, pornography and bondage; hardware decorations such as grommets, studs, zippers and spikes that made them seem tough and untouchable;

chaotic silhouettes that put pants where the sleeves should go, fronts where the backs belong and bare spots where one is expecting a little coverage; and materials that quite literally came from the street, including plastic trash bags, discarded newsprint, even mailing envelopes. Again, there’s a paradox in that the rebellious punks could have inspired all the politically correct slogans that remind us to “reduce, reuse and recycle.” Top designers certainly tapped into them, too, with Gareth Pugh’s dress that uses bits of garbage bags for a featherlike effect, John Galliano’s Christian Dior newsprint dress and the bubble-wrap looks from Alexander McQueen’s 2006 Rubbish Collection. Overt sexuality certainly was part of the punk culture, and how could dramatic designers resist that? Gianni Versace’s safetypin dress practically made Elizabeth Hurley a household name in 1994, and the red harness gown that Hilary Rhoda wore in the Dior 2007 haute couture show also on display certainly turned heads. Then, there is the barely there finale look by Maison Martin Margiela. To call it minimalist doesn’t do it

justice. Rhoda hosted the joint red-carpet report by Vogue and the Met for Monday night’s fundraising gala that gave a sneak peek of “Chaos to Couture” to celebrities, designers and top models. She said she tried to go with a punk-inspired look, a sheer sparkly top and leather pants by Wes Gordon, that would capture the edgy spirit of punk without looking like a costume. Singer Debbie Harry of Blondie and designer Westwood, both key punk players, attended, and both were represented in the exhibit inside. (Harry wore a studded Tommy Hilfiger jacket and a skull hair accessory. Westwood was dressed in a pastel ballgown and cape covered with a “Truth” pin of Bradley Manning, the army private involved in the Wikileaks espionage case.) “Some people, including punks, would probably wonder if this (exhibit) belongs here in the museum, but it has had an enduring impact on fashion and everything in the arts, so they’re here, even if they’re kicking and screaming,” said Bolton.

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Debbie Frazier wants her two children to grow up appreciating the outdoors. So she introduced them to hiking before they could walk. As a new mom, she routinely loaded Max, now 6, into a stroller and hiked paths near her home in Sunnyvale, Calif. She often invited friends so she would feel more comfortable hiking with a baby, and eventually she created Stroller Hikes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to arranging kid-friendly hikes. “I wanted to be outside and I wanted to share it with others,” said Frazier. “One of the beautiful things about stroller hiking is everybody knows how to walk and most families have a stroller.” Parks around the country are developing programs for families who want to enjoy the outdoors with young children. “The message is, bring the right equipment and we’ll do the rest,” said Meri-Margaret Deoudes, vice president for the National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There campaign, which is designed to promote outdoor play. Many parks offer events as a “gateway” for parents to see how easily they can enjoy the outdoors with children, she said from her office in Merrifield, Va. For instance, in Cleveland, Ohio, the Metroparks park district offers a “Stroller Science” series that often combines a stroll and a kid-friendly nature lesson. At the Hudson Highlands Land Trust in Garrison, N.Y., event organizers began offering hikes geared to families with strollers or backpack carriers about six years ago, said MJ Martin, director of outreach development. More and more “intrepid families” are taking advantage of it, she said. “It’s a great movement that we’ve seen grow over the last couple of years,” she said. “Families are not letting the age of their children hold them back. We added family-friendly hikes that include parents and caregivers with toddlers and babies.” Karen Kapoor of Cold Springs, N.Y., and her husband, Dinesh, routinely take their 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter out into the woods. “We’ve been hiking since my daughter was a teeny-tiny baby,” she said. “I like to get out for myself. It’s easier to take them along than find a babysitter.” The kids have developed an interest in hiking. Seven-year-old Raunag dislikes it when his mom hikes without him. “I like watching the animals,” he said. “We see birds and bugs and caterpillars on leaves.” When their daughter was small, the Kapoors preferred a backpack carrier to a stroller since many of the trails near their home have a bit of incline. In Florida, parents have a variety of trail choices, said Sandra Friend of Orlando, who has written several hiking guides about the state. Many county parks there have boardwalks or crushed shell trails that take parents through interesting natural environments and landscapes. The parks systems have focused on accessibility for families and older adults, she said. “They’re thinking about all ends of the spectrum,” she said. “They want to make it safe and easy for people to get outdoors.” Sometimes, she sees the telltale “parallel tracks” of a stroller on sand trails and imagines that pushing a stroller though that must have been “quite a workout.” Stroller Hikes, which offers multiple events in the San Francisco Bay area each week, has expanded to include a wide variety of hiking options, Frazier said. Events take place on everything from paved paths in the city to beaches to off-road trails. Frazier and her volunteers rate the difficulty of the trails and recommend either a traditional stroller, a jogging stroller or a backpack carrier. With the right equipment, it’s possible to get a workout and travel a good distance, Frazier said. Volunteer hike leaders show newcomers safe places to walk and the ins and outs of hiking with little ones, she said. “Parents want to know, ‘What’s going to be safe?’ and ‘How do you change a diaper outside?’” Frazier said. “We know where you can safely go with children. We’ll change diapers in public. We’ll nurse in public.



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What’s next for rescued Ohio women? BY JESSE WASHINGTON Associated Press Year after year, the clock ticked by and the calendar marched forward, carrying the three women further from the real world and pulling them deeper into an isolated nightmare. Now, for the women freed from captivity inside a Cleveland house, the ordeal is not over. Next comes recovery - from sexual abuse and their sudden, jarring re-entry into a world much different from the one they were snatched from a decade ago. Therapists say that with extensive treatment and support, healing is likely for the women, who were 14, 16 and 21 when they were abducted. But it is often a long and difficult process. “It’s sort of like coming out of a coma,” says Dr. Barbara Greenberg, a psychologist who specializes in treating abused teenagers. “It’s a very isolating and bewildering experience.” In the world the women left behind, a gallon of gas cost about $1.80. Barack Obama was a state senator. Phones were barely taking pictures. Things did not “go viral.” There was no YouTube, no Facebook, no iPhone. Emerging into the future is difficult enough. The two younger Cleveland women are doing it without the benefit of crucial formative years.

“By taking away their adolescence, they weren’t able to develop emotional and psychological and social skills,” says Duane Bowers, who counsels traumatized families through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. “They’re 10 years behind in these skills. Those need to be caught up before they can work on reintegrating into society,” he says. That society can be terrifying. As freed captive Georgina DeJesus arrived home from the hospital, watched by a media horde, she hid herself beneath a hooded sweatshirt. The freed Amanda Berry slipped into her home without being seen. “They weren’t hiding from the press, from the cameras,” Bowers says. “They were hiding from the freedom, from the expansiveness.” In the house owned by Ariel Castro, who is charged with kidnapping and raping the women, claustrophobic control ruled. Police say that Castro kept them chained in a basement and locked in upstairs rooms, that he fathered a child with one of them and that he starved and beat one captive into multiple miscarriages. In all those years, they only set foot outside of the house twice and then only as far as the garage. “Something as simple as walking into a Target is going to be a major problem for them,”

Bowers says. Jessica Donohue-Dioh, who works with survivors of human trafficking as a social work instructor at Xavier University in Cincinnati, says the freedom to make decisions can be one of the hardest parts of recovery. “‘How should I respond? What do they really want from me?’” Donohue-Dioh says, describing a typical reaction. “They may feel they may not have a choice in giving the right answer.” That has been a challenge for Jaycee Dugard, who is now an advocate for trauma victims after surviving 18 years in captivity “learning how to speak up, how to say what I want instead of finding out what everybody else wants,” Dugard told ABC News. Like Berry, Dugard was impregnated by her captor and is now raising the two children. She still feels anger about her ordeal. “But then on the other hand, I have two beautiful daughters that I can never be sorry about,” Dugard says. Another step toward normalcy for the three women will be accepting something that seems obvious to the rest of the world: They have no reason to feel guilty. “First of all, I’d make sure these young women know that nothing that happened to them is their fault,” Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped at age 14 and held in sexual captivity for

nine months, told People magazine. Donohue-Dioh says that even for people victimized by monstrous criminals, guilt is a common reaction. The Cleveland women told police they were snatched after accepting rides from Castro. “They need to recognize that what happened as a result of that choice is not the rightful or due punishment. That’s really difficult sometimes,” DonohueDioh says. Family support will be crucial, the therapists say. But what does family mean when one member has spent a decade trapped with strangers? “The family has to be ready to include a stranger into its sphere,” Bowers says. “Because if they try to reintegrate the 14year-old girl who went missing, that’s not going to work. That 14-year-old girl doesn’t exist anymore. They have to accept this stranger as someone they don’t know.” Natascha Kampusch, who was kidnapped in Austria at age 10 and spent eight years in captivity, has said that her 2006 reunion with her family was both euphoric and awkward. “I had lived for too long in a nightmare, the psychological prison was still there and stood between me and my family,” Kampusch wrote in “3096 Days,” her account of the ordeal. Kampusch, now 25, said in a German television interview that she was struggling to form

normal relationships, partly because many people seem to shy away from her. “What a lot of these people say is, ‘What’s more important than what happened is how people react,’” says Greenberg, the psychologist. The world has reacted to the Cleveland women with an outpouring of sympathy and support. This reaction will live on, amplified by the technologies that rose while the women were locked away. Yet these women are more than the sum of their Wikipedia pages. Dugard, Smart and other survivors often speak of not being defined by their tragedies - another challenge for the Cleveland survivors. “A classmate will hear their name, or a co-worker, and will put them in this box: This is who you are and what happened to you,” Donohue-Dioh says. “Our job as society is to move beyond what they are and what they’ve experienced.” “This isn’t who they are,” Dugard told People. “It is only what happened to them.” Still, for the three Cleveland women, their journey forward will always include that horrifying lost decade. “We can’t escape our past,” Donohue-Dioh says, “so how are we able to manage how much it influences our present and our future?”

Mothers in uniform get room for nursing BY SUSANNE M. SCHAFER Associated Press SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AP) — Army civilian personnel specialist Tracey Leven recalls the time she tried to use a breast pump to express milk in a military office years ago. Instead of “breast pump in use,” she was required to put a sign on the door reading, “occupied.” That didn’t stop two male soldiers from using their keys to open the locked office. “They were surprised. I was covered up, so there wasn’t any kind of issue,” said Leven, a 29-year-old who works at the 3rd Army headquarters here in South Carolina. Now the Luling, Texas, native said she is expecting her second child and looks forward to the privacy the new room will provide. With Mother’s Day on Sunday, she and other women civilian employees, women in uniform and mothers visiting this command headquarters here say they’re pleased they won’t have to hide in an office or rest room if they want to nurse or express breast milk to give to an infant later. The high-tech 3rd Army headquarters at Shaw Air Force Base is one of the rare U.S. military installations where a decidedly low-tech lactation room has

been exclusively set aside for mothers. “I am excited and happy about the idea of this room, because I didn’t have the best-case scenario” last time, said Leven, who also is an Army spouse. The women are celebrating the room as a small victory in an overwhelmingly male-dominated military. Over the past decade, many changes have come about: men and women have found themselves fighting side-by-side. More than 280,000 women have been sent to Iraq, Afghanistan and neighboring nations. And women make up about 14 percent of the 1.4 million active U.S. military personnel in uniform around the world today. For nursing mothers at 3rd Army headquarters, a room of their own signals progress. The room named the “Third Army Nursing Center” blends in with other offices along a central hallway. It’s outfitted with privacy screens, chairs, tables, a refrigerator, freezer and microwave. Storage cabinets, a sink and a place to post information are available. “I’m hoping now, more women will nurse,” said Army spouse Dianna Troyer as she cradled 1-month-old David. The 27-year-old’s Army husband works in the command center and she was visiting in advance of a dinner

being given by a family support group at the installation. Accompanied by 3-year-old daughter Rebekah, Troyer said having a private place to nurse helps promote healthy children and their families. “It’s not fair to ask a nursing mother to go to a bathroom to nurse a child,” the Clearwater, Fla., native said. The women said the idea for the room came from a support group dubbed “Sisters-in-Arms,” formed last year by senior female officers and enlisted women

to help females in the command balance their work and private lives. And key to it being accepted the women said was the support of the three-star 3rd Army commander, Lt. Gen. Vincent Brooks. Brooks said in an email that he considered it important. “Women are part of our formations and have been for a long time. It’s a very simple way to help them balance service with the unique role that they can play,” the general said, adding he knew of one other lactation center set up at Fort Benning, Ga.

Ohio group to manage NASA drone contest Competition aimed at helping unmanned aerial vehicles fly safely states. Development Projects will partner with NASA, the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton and the FAA to demonstrate key technologies, said Dick Honneywell, vice president of aerospace for the Dayton Development Coalition Development Projects is the coalition’s public sector funding arm. The fly-off will test the drones’ capabilities to avoid aircraft broadcasting their location and direction along with determing how well drones broadcast their own position, Cooper said. The winner of the first phase of the NASA contest to start next year will receive $500,000 and the winner of the second phase in 2015 or later will get $1 million, Cooper said. Unmanned aircraft systems have the potential to perform tasks that are too expensive or dan-

gerous for piloted aircraft. They can carry instruments into hurricanes and be used to assess flood damage or monitor remote power lines and pipelines. “It’s a big thing so it bodes well for Ohio and our region that NASA has selected us,” said Larrell Walters, division head of sensor systems at the University of Dayton Research Institute. The selection of the Dayton nonprofit organization to manage the competition came as part of a competition to land one of six test sites to integrate drones into civilian airspace by 2015. Ohio and Indiana have filed a joint proposal seeking an FAA test zone. The selection of Development Projects to run the NASA contest could boost Ohio and Indiana’s chances to get an FAA test zone, said Joseph Zeis, executive vice president and chief strategic officer with the Dayton Development Coalition.





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DAYTON (AP) — An Ohio nonprofit organization will manage a contest for NASA that’s aimed at helping drones fly safely in civilian airspace. NASA said Friday that it selected the nonprofit Development Projects Inc. in Dayton to run the competition involving unmanned aerial vehicles better known as drones. The contest is expected to draw at least 25 competing teams across the country to fly the robotic aircraft in restricted airspace above the Camp Atterbury military operating range in southern Indiana, the Dayton Daily News. “The airspace that we need to do this competition needed to be restricted airspace,” said Larry Cooper, program executive of the NASA Centennial Challenges program in Washington. He said there are only a limited number of places in the country to conduct tests, and NASA received proposals from nine

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Borchers beats own record ATHENS — Former Russia state champion Katie Borchers broke her own Ohio State school record in the women’s 800 reBORCHERS cently. Borchers ran a 2:06.84 at the Ohio Open, which ranks in the top 50 in Division I this season. Her previous best was 2:06.95, Borchers also ran on the winning 1,600meter relay team.

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Buccs keep hardware at home Covington girls win in final race

Boys cruise to team title

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COVINGTON — There is nothing Troy Cron likes better than to get up in the morning, have breakfast and go run at his favorite track. So, the Bucc senior hurdler was in heaven after the Covington Invitational was postponed Friday by rain and rescheduled for Saturday morning. “To tell you the truth, I was kind of happy (when them meet was postponed Friday,” Cron said. “I like to have a nice meal before I run. And I have always ■ Golf loved running on this track. I have been to Jesse Owens (at Ohio State). It doesn’t compare to this track.” Cron didn’t disappoint The Troy Junior Strawberry Festival Golf Tourna- racing to victory in 110 ment is Sunday, May 19 at and 300 hurdles in 15.13 and 40.50 respectively as Miami Shores Golf Covington boys continued Course. their dominance in that Deadline for sign up is event en route to an easy Thursday, May 16. win in the race for the team title. BEN ROBINSON/GOBUCCS.COM PHOTO Covington won with 127 points, while Milton- Covington’s Alex Schilling closes on Russia’s Steven Stickel in the 1,600 SatSee BOYS/Page 11 urday at the Covington Invitational. Schilling won in a photo finish. Echo Hills Junior Golf Camp, will be held held every Wednesday for six weeks beginning June 12. The Camp is for ages 10-17 and will run from 811 a.m. depending on age. The cost is $30. For more info, call Chip at 778-2086.

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COVINGTON — Covington junior Jackie Siefring has always enjoyed the Covington Invitational. Wearing a Lady Bucc uniform just added to the significance. Siefring, who ran for Russia as a freshman and sophomore, had a perfect day, sweeping the 100 and 300 hurdles and adding wins in the long jump and 200. “It has always been one of my favorite meets,” Siefring said. “Everything has been great here at Covington and this is a home meet now.” And what excited Siefring the most was the Buccs winning the team title in thrilling fashion. With Fort Loramie finishing first in the 1,600 relay and Russia second, Covington needed a third or fourth-place finish to make it a Bucc sweep of the team titles. The Lady Bucc foursome of Tara Snipes, Sadie Canan, Julianna See GIRLS/Page 11

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Luke Hanes hits a forehand return in the GWOC tournament Saturday.

Diamond Tourney Schedule BASEBALL TODAY 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 TODAY 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.




TROY — Piqua boys tennis coach Deb Retman was pleased with what she saw from her team in the GWOC Silver Flight tournament in Troy. “I thought we were very competitive and had some big wins,”Retman said. She was particularly pleased with a win Josh and Luke Hanes had at first doubles against the Trotwood doubles team. “They had lost to the Trotwood team earlier in the year,” Retman said. “They were down set point and came back and won three straight games.

“That was the highlight of the day.” At first singles, Andrew Lamphar finished seventh. At second singles, Tyler Lavey was injured and had to retire. At third singles, Devon Parshall finished sixth. At first doubles, the Hanes’ combined for a fourth-place finish. At second doubles, Layne Patrizio and Jarod Haney combined for an eighth-place finish. Piqua will be back in action Wednesday, playing in the Troy D-I sectional.

Covington diamond teams sweep Bethel in CCC play Newton baseball splits doubleheader COVINGTON — The weather has wreaked havoc on the Covington baseball schedule this season as cancellations and rescheduled games have become the norm. Originally scheduled for April 12 and rescheduled for this past Friday, Covington’s CCC matchup with Bethel was finally played on Saturday — but with a twist — the game was moved from Bethel to Covington. And despite being the visitors on the home field, Covington was able to outscore Bethel 14-10 in a game that featured a total of 25 hits and just one error. “Both teams hit the ball well and played solid de-

fense,” said Covington coach Mitch Hirsch. “The key for us is we made the routine plays and had a couple of amazing defensive plays that prevented runs.” It’s also hitting the baseball and everyone in the starting lineup for Covington recorded a hit with Kyler Deeter and Justin Williams leading the way with two hits each. Williams had a double and drove in five runs. “Everybody hit and seven of our nine had a least one RBI,” Hirsch said. Anthony Radar started for Covington and went three innings. Austin Lefeld entered in the fourth and threw three in-


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nings to pick up the win, while Austin Angle recorded the save.

Newton gets split PLEASANT HILL — Newton was defeated by Catholic Central 8-0 in game one Saturday, but the Indians turned it around in the second game, winning by a score of 8-2. Pitcher Mitchell Hussong suffered his first loss of the season in the first game. The game was scoreless heading into the top of the fourth, before Catholic Central closed out the game with three in the fourth, three in the fifth, See DIAMOND/Page 10

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Woods gets last word with Garcia Tiger gets win at ‘Players’ PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods had the last word against Sergio Garcia by winning The Players Championship on Sunday. Woods ended a weekend of testy words with Garcia by doing what he does best — closing out tournaments, even if he let this one turn into a tense duel over the final hour at the TPC Sawgrass. Tied with

Garcia with two holes to play, Woods won by finding land on the last two holes for par to close with a 2-under 70. If only it were that simple for the Spaniard. Garcia was standing on the 17th tee shot, staring across the water to an island as Woods made his par. He took aim at the flag with his wedge and hung his head when he saw the ball splash down short of the green. Then, Garcia hit another one in the water on his way to a quadruple-bogey 7. He

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him a hug. Woods won The Players for the first time since 2001 and joined Fred Couples, Davis Love III and Steve Elkington as the only two-time winners at the TPC Sawgrass. It was his 78th career win on the PGA Tour, four short of the record held by Sam Snead. Lingmerth closed with a 72 and finished two shots behind along with Kevin Streelman (67) and Jeff Maggert, who also

completed his stunning collapse by hitting his tee shot into the water on the 18th and making double bogey. Woods was in the scoring trailer when he watched on TV as Swedish rookie David Lingmerth missed a long birdie putt that would have forced a playoff. It raced by the cup, and Lingmerth threeputted for bogey. "How about that?" Woods said to his caddie, Joe LaCava as he gave

ST. PARIS — Miami East split a doubleheader with Graham Saturday, taking the first game by a score of 14-5, then dropping Game two 5-3. The Vikings pounded out 14 hits in the first game, with multiple hits all through the order. Garrett Mitchell went 2-for-3 with a double, Michael Fellers and Alex Brewer each finished 3for-4 with a double, Dylan Kinnison was 2-for-4 at the plate and was the winning pitcher in a complete-game effort, allowing eight hits and five runs, while striking out five. The Viking’ bats were contained for just five hits in the 5-3 loss. Graham scored all five runs after the third inning, while East had three errors on defense. Leading the Miami East offense was Brandon Kirk, who went 2 for 3. Mitchell and Fellers each added doubles. East hosts Northwestern Wednesday.

Tigers blank Lakers LEWISTOWN — The Versailles baseball team blanked Indian Lake 4-0 Saturday. Lee Ruhenkamp pitched the first six innings and combined with Damien Richard on a three-hitter. Ruhenkamp struck out six. Jace Barga and Jake Wenning were 2-for-4. Mitch Gigandet doubled and Kyle Niekamp drove in two runs.

SOFTBALL Lady Buccs roll COVINGTON — The Covington softball team will enter the postseason undefeated this year after 12-1 victory over Bethel Saturday, clinching the Cross County Conference championship outright. Casey Yingst got the win, striking out 10 and giving up only three hits. Morgan Arbogast pitched the final two innings and struck out two. Cassidy Cain was 2-for -3 with a home run for the Buccs (25-0, 12-0), Brittanie Flora was 3for-4 with a double, Heidi Snipes was 2-for4 with two doubles and an RBI, Conner Schaffer and Brooke Gostonsky both doubled, Jessie Shilt

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and Woods, most appropriate given their public sniping at each other this weekend. It started Saturday when Garcia complained in a TV interview that his shot from the par-5 second fairway was disrupted by cheers from the crowd around Woods, who was some 50 yards away in the trees and fired them up by taking a fairway metal out of his bag. He said Woods should have been paying attention, and it became a war of the words the next two days.

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Diamond one in the sixth and one more in the seventh. In Game two, Newton pitcher Chase Courtney carried the load, going a complete game, striking out eight, giving up four hits and two runs. The Newton offense scored three runs in the bottom of the first, then added a run in the second, before scoring two in the fourth and two in the sixth. On offense, Brian Delcamp went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs, Logan Welbaum was 2-for-2 with three RBI, Ricky Webb finished 2-for-4, Hussong scored twice and had two RBIs, while Courtney and Gavin Alexander each scored two runs. The Indians host Southeastern at 5 p.m. today.

was tied for the lead until finding the water on the 17th to make double bogey. The 49-year-old Maggert birdied the 18th for a 70. Garcia took 13 shots to cover the final two holes — 6-over par — and tumbled into a tie for eighth. Woods made this drama possible by hooking his tee shot into the water on the 14th hole and making a double bogey, dropping him into a four-way tie with Garcia, Maggert and Lingmerth. The final two holes came down to Garcia

Southern 500 Results tripled and freshman Alex Gast had a single as all 18 Buccs got into the game. Covington will host the Botkins-Fairlawn winner Thursday.

East gets sweep ST. PARIS — Miami East needed a late rally to win the opener and closed out the regular season with a doubleheader sweep, coming from behind to beat Graham 9-7 and then beating the Falcons 12-1 Saturday on the road. Freshman Meagan Pettit got her first varsity win in the opener in relief of Paige Kiesewetter. Kiesewetter was 3-for-5 with a double at the plate, Paige Mullen was 3-for-4 with a double, Olivia Edgell was 3-for-5 and Sarah O’Neal and Sam Denlinger both doubled. The Vikings trailed 6-4 after five innings, but a four-run sixth put them ahead for good. Denlinger and Madison Linn saved the Vikings the trouble of fighting in the second game. The duo combined to scatter six hits, with Denlinger going five innings for the win. Meagan Caudill doubled and had three RBI, Mullen tripled and Linn, Edgell and Ellie Gearhart all doubled. Miami East hosts the Milton-Union-Dixie winner on Wednesday.

Lady Roaders win LEWISBERG — The Bradford softball team defeated Tri-County North 10-2 Saturday. Haley Patty pitched a three-hitters, striking out 10 and walking two. Patty helped herself, going 2-for-5 with a double. Lindsey Rose was 3-for5, while Brooke Dunlevy was 2-for-3 with a walk. Kylie Miller was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI, while Kelly Moore was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Michayla Barga was 2for-4 with a triple for Bradford, 12-12 overall and 6-6 in the CCC.

Lady Raiders split RUSSIA — Russia split in a pair of high-scoring softball games on Saturday. Franklin-Monroe won the first game 21-15, and Russia the nightcap 19-7. In the first game, Russia outhit F-M 18-12 but couldn’t overcome 10 errors. Olivia Monnin had three hits, with two doubles and six RBIs, Sara Young singled, doubled and drove in four, Emily Fairchild had three singles, Taylor Borchers and Hannah Sherman both singled and doubled, and Alexa Counts and Julie Drees had two hits each. In the second game, Russia got three hits from winning pitcher Borchers, who also scored four times; two hits and three RBIs from Emily Frazier, a single, a home run and three RBIs from Kennedy Metz, Sherman had two hits and drove in five, and Monnin had two hits and drove in three.

NASCAR Sprint Cup-Bojangles' Southern 500 Results Saturday At Darlington Raceway Darlington, S.C. Lap length: 1.366 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (7) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 367 laps, 125.6 rating, 47 points, $309,666. 2. (6) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 367, 105, 42, $211,465. 3. (8) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 367, 112.6, 42, $200,026. 4. (2) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 367, 121.7, 40, $178,876. 5. (10) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 367, 106.6, 39, $165,976. 6. (3) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 367, 137.7, 40, $169,323. 7. (17) Carl Edwards, Ford, 367, 89.6, 37, $142,065. 8. (12) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 367, 90.2, 36, $131,429. 9. (16) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 367, 99.3, 35, $115,265. 10. (21) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 367, 81.4, 34, $140,423. 11. (13) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 367, 96.5, 33, $137,188. 12. (5) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 367, 91.9, 32, $130,205. 13. (9) Greg Biffle, Ford, 367, 83.6, 31, $111,505. 14. (1) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 367, 102.7, 31, $122,975. 15. (20) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 367, 86.8, 29, $139,855. 16. (25) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 367, 72.7, 28, $121,375. 17. (4) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 367, 105.5, 27, $108,230. 18. (14) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 366, 69.7, 26, $139,741. 19. (15) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 366, 76, 25, $122,871. 20. (18) Aric Almirola, Ford, 366, 64.3, 24, $130,141. 21. (11) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 365, 73.6, 23, $99,205. 22. (30) Joey Logano, Ford, 365, 70.1, 22, $118,388. 23. (28) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 364, 63.9, 21, $115,863. 24. (27) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 363, 62.7, 0, $113,063. 25. (22) Mark Martin, Toyota, 363, 55.2, 19, $96,755. 26. (23) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 363, 47.6, 18, $109,588. 27. (37) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 362, 52.4, 17, $98,388. 28. (40) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 362, 43.4, 16, $82,980. 29. (29) David Gilliland, Ford, 362, 45.6, 15, $95,327. 30. (32) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 360, 40.7, 14, $87,105. 31. (43) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 359, 36.5, 0, $82,330. 32. (26) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 358, 69.6, 12, $135,596. 33. (41) Timmy Hill, Ford, 358, 34.1, 11, $84,480. 34. (24) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 358, 43, 10, $109,069. 35. (42) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 354, 31.4, 9, $81,605. 36. (33) David Reutimann, Toyota, accident, 327, 51.1, 8, $81,480. 37. (19) Casey Mears, Ford, accident, 327, 53.2, 7, $89,289. 38. (34) Josh Wise, Ford, accident, 326, 40, 0, $75,685. 39. (31) David Ragan, Ford, engine, 318, 39.2, 5, $79,685. 40. (39) David Stremme, Toyota, engine, 230, 46.6, 4, $67,685. 41. (36) Scott Speed, Ford, brakes, 77, 29.9, 3, $63,685. 42. (35) Michael McDowell, Ford, brakes, 58, 27.2, 2, $59,685. 43. (38) Mike Bliss, Toyota, overheating, 18, 24.8, 0, $56,185. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 141.383 mph. Time of Race: 3 hours, 32 minutes, 45 seconds. Margin of Victory: 3.155 seconds. Caution Flags: 5 for 25 laps. Lead Changes: 9 among 4 drivers. Lap Leaders: Ku.Busch 1-51; Ky.Busch 52-53; M.Kenseth 54-55; Ku.Busch 56-73; Ky.Busch 74-105; M.Kenseth 106-107; Ky.Busch 108-185; J.Gordon 186201; Ky.Busch 202-354; M.Kenseth 355-367. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): Ky.Busch, 4 times for 265 laps; Ku.Busch, 2 times for 69 laps; M.Kenseth, 3 times for 17 laps; J.Gordon, 1 time for 16 laps. Top 12 in Points: 1. J.Johnson, 423; 2. C.Edwards, 379; 3. M.Kenseth, 364; 4. D.Earnhardt Jr., 359; 5. C.Bowyer, 349; 6. K.Kahne, 326; 7. Bra.Keselowski, 326; 8. Ky.Busch, 325; 9. A.Almirola, 317; 10. K.Harvick, 315; 11. P.Menard, 315; 12. J.Gordon, 311.


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

W 21 20 18 14 11

L 16 17 21 20 27

Pct .568 .541 .462 .412 .289

GB — 1 4 5½ 10½

W 23 22 21 15 15

L 13 16 16 20 22

Pct .639 .579 .568 .429 .405

GB — 2 2½ 7½ 8½

W L Pct GB San Francisco 23 15 .605 — Arizona 21 17 .553 2 Colorado 20 17 .541 2½ San Diego 16 21 .432 6½ Los Angeles 15 21 .417 7 Saturday's Games Pittsburgh 11, N.Y. Mets 2 St. Louis 3, Colorado 0 San Francisco 10, Atlanta 1 Chicago Cubs 8, Washington 2 Cincinnati 13, Milwaukee 7 Tampa Bay 8, San Diego 7 Philadelphia 3, Arizona 1 L.A. Dodgers 7, Miami 1 Sunday's Games Cincinnati 5, Milwaukee 1 Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Mets 2 Chicago Cubs 2, Washington 1 Tampa Bay 4, San Diego 2 Colorado 8, St. Louis 2 San Francisco 5, Atlanta 1 L.A. Dodgers 5, Miami 3 Philadelphia 4, Arizona 2, 10 innings Monday's Games Milwaukee (Estrada 2-2) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 33), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Hefner 0-4) at St. Louis (Lynn 5-1), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 3-0) at Chicago Cubs (Wood 3-2), 8:05 p.m. Atlanta (Minor 4-2) at Arizona (Miley 3-1), 9:40 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 6-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 0-4), 10:10 p.m. Tuesday's Games Cleveland at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. San Diego at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Cincinnati at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Colorado at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Atlanta at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Washington at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. American League East Division New York Baltimore Boston Tampa Bay

W 23 23 22 19

L 13 15 16 18

Pct .639 .605 .579 .514

GB — 1 2 4½

Cleveland Detroit Kansas City Minnesota Chicago West Division




W 20 20 18 17 14

L 15 15 16 17 20

Pct .571 .571 .529 .500 .412

GB — — 1½ 2½ 5½

W L Pct GB Texas 24 13 .649 — 19 20 .487 6 Oakland Seattle 18 20 .474 6½ Los Angeles 14 22 .389 9½ 10 28 .263 14½ Houston Saturday's Games Toronto 3, Boston 2 Tampa Bay 8, San Diego 7 Cleveland 7, Detroit 6 Minnesota 8, Baltimore 5 L.A. Angels 3, Chicago White Sox 2 N.Y. Yankees 3, Kansas City 2 Texas 8, Houston 7 Oakland 4, Seattle 3 Sunday's Games Cleveland 4, Detroit 3, 10 innings Toronto 12, Boston 4 Tampa Bay 4, San Diego 2 Baltimore 6, Minnesota 0 N.Y. Yankees 4, Kansas City 2 Texas 12, Houston 7 Seattle 6, Oakland 1 L.A. Angels at Chicago White Sox Monday's Games N.Y. Yankees (D.Phelps 1-1) at Cleveland (Masterson 5-2), 12:05 p.m., 1st game N.Y.Yankees (Nuno 0-0) at Cleveland (Bauer 1-1), 3:35 p.m., 2nd game Houston (B.Norris 4-3) at Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 3-3), 7:08 p.m. Chicago White Sox (H.Santiago 1-1) at Minnesota (P.Hernandez 1-0), 8:10 p.m. Kansas City (Mendoza 0-2) at L.A. Angels (Blanton 06), 10:05 p.m. Texas (Grimm 2-2) at Oakland (Griffin 3-3), 10:05 p.m. Tuesday's Games Cleveland at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. San Diego at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Houston at Detroit, 7:08 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:10 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.

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.


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 Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 2, OT Anaheim 3, Detroit 2, OT Thursday, May 9 Pittsburgh 4, N.Y. Islanders 0 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 Washington 2, NY Rangers 1, OT Detroit 4, Anaheim 3, OT, series tied 3-3 Los Angeles 2, St. Louis 1, Los Angeles wins series 4-

Reds Boxscore REDS 5, BREWERS 1 Cincinnati ab r h bi ab r h bi 4 0 0 0 Choo cf 3 0 0 0 Aoki rf Segura ss 3 0 2 0 Cozart ss 4 0 0 0 Braun lf 4 0 0 0 Votto 1b 4 1 1 0 YBtncr 1b 4 0 2 0 Phillips 2b 4 1 1 0 Maldnd c 4 0 0 0 Bruce rf 4 1 1 1 LSchfr cf 2 0 0 0 Frazier 3b 4 0 0 0 3 1 1 3 Lucroy ph 1 0 0 0 Lutz lf Weeks 2b 3 0 1 0 Hanign c 2 0 0 0 Bianchi 3b 3 0 1 0 Arroyo p 1 0 1 0 Fiers p 0 0 0 0 LeCure p 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 CGomz ph 1 0 0 0 Paul ph WPerlt p 2 0 0 0 Broxtn p 0 0 0 0 AlGnzlz 1b 1 1 1 0 Chpmn p 0 0 0 0 32 1 7 0 Totals 30 5 6 5 Totals Milwaukee 000 000 010—1 Cincinnati 031 000 10x—5 E—W.Peralta (1), Segura (3). DP—Cincinnati 1. LOB—Milwaukee 7, Cincinnati 4. 2B—Segura (6), Y.Betancourt (5), Bianchi (1). HR—Lutz (1), Paul (2). SB—Segura (10). CS—Segura (2). S—Arroyo. IP H R ER BB SO Milwaukee 5 4 3 2 3 Peralta L,3-3 6 Fiers 2 1 1 1 0 1 Cincinnati 0 0 1 5 Arroyo W,3-4 6 2-3 5 LeCure H,5 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 Broxton 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 Chapman HBP—by Arroyo (L.Schafer). PB—Hanigan. Umpires—Home, Dan Iassogna; First, Mark Carlson; Second, Gerry Davis; Third, Brian Knight. T—2:51. A—38,813 (42,319). Milwaukee

NL Leaders TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—CGomez, Milwaukee, .371; Segura, Milwaukee, .359; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, .345; YMolina, St. Louis, .343; SMarte, Pittsburgh, .329; Tulowitzki, Colorado, .324; Sandoval, San Francisco, .320. RUNS—Choo, Cincinnati, 29; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 29; CGonzalez, Colorado, 28; JUpton, Atlanta, 28; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 27; Holliday, St. Louis, 26; Votto, Cincinnati, 26. RBI—Phillips, Cincinnati, 31; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 31; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 30; Buck, New York, 29; Rizzo, Chicago, 28; Craig, St. Louis, 27; Braun, Milwaukee, 26; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, 26; Sandoval, San Francisco, 26. HITS—SMarte, Pittsburgh, 48; GParra, Arizona, 47; Sandoval, San Francisco, 47; Segura, Milwaukee, 47; CGomez, Milwaukee, 46; YMolina, St. Louis, 46; Votto, Cincinnati, 44. DOUBLES—Pollock, Arizona, 14; Desmond, Washington, 13; Bruce, Cincinnati, 12; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 12; GParra, Arizona, 12; Schierholtz, Chicago, 12; Rollins, Philadelphia, 11. TRIPLES—ECabrera, San Diego, 3; CGomez, Milwaukee, 3; Hechavarria, Miami, 3; Segura, Milwaukee, 3; DWright, New York, 3; EYoung, Colorado, 3; 12 tied at 2. HOME RUNS—JUpton, Atlanta, 12; Buck, New York, 10; Harper, Washington, 10; Beltran, St. Louis, 9; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 9; Rizzo, Chicago, 9; 5 tied at 8. STOLEN BASES—Pierre, Miami, 12; ECabrera, San Diego, 11; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 10; Segura, Milwaukee, 10; 7 tied at 7. PITCHING—Zimmermann, Washington, 6-1; Corbin, Arizona, 5-0; Lynn, St. Louis, 5-1; SMiller, St. Louis, 5-2; Wainwright, St. Louis, 5-2; 14 tied at 4. STRIKEOUTS—AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 66; Harvey, New York, 62; Samardzija, Chicago, 57; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 56; Wainwright, St. Louis, 55; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 54; Lincecum, San Francisco, 52.


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 Memphis 99, Oklahoma City 93 Wednesday, May 8 Miami 115, Chicago 78 Golden State 100, San Antonio 91 Friday, May 10 Miami 104, Chicago 94, Miami leads series 2-1 San Antonio 102, Golden State 92 Saturday, May 11 Memphis 87, Oklahoma City 81, Memphis leads series 2-1 Indiana 82, New York 71, Indiana leads series 2-1 Sunday, May 12 Golden State 97, San Antonio 87, OT, series tied 2-2 Monday, May 13 Miami at Chicago, 7 p.m.

2 Saturday, May 11 Pittsburgh 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, OT, Pittsburgh wins series 4-2 Sunday, May 12 N.Y. Rangers 1, Washington 0, series tied 3-3 Boston at Toronto Detroit at Anaheim Monday, May 13 x-Toronto at Boston, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 8 p.m.


Players Championship The Players Championship Scores Sunday At TPC Sawgrass Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Purse: $9.5 million Yardage: 7,215; Par: 72 Final Tiger Woods (600), $1,710,000 67-67-71-70—275 K. Streelman (230), $709,333 69-70-71-67—277 68-68-69-72—277 D. Lingmerth (230), $709,333 Jeff Maggert (230), $709,333 70-71-66-70—277 Martin Laird (110), $346,750 71-67-73-67—278 Ryan Palmer (110), $346,750 67-69-70-72—278 Henrik Stenson (110), $346,750 68-67-71-72—278 Ben Crane (78), $237,500 69-71-72-69—281 68-65-72-76—281 Sergio Garcia (78), $237,500 Marc Leishman (78), $237,500 72-66-71-72—281 Rory McIlroy (78), $237,500 66-72-73-70—281 Brandt Snedeker (78), $237,500 71-69-71-70—281 Lee Westwood (78), $237,500 69-66-74-72—281 C. Wittenberg (78), $237,500 67-69-70-75—281 72-69-70-71—282 Br. de Jonge (58), $156,750 Tim Herron (58), $156,750 71-69-74-68—282 Webb Simpson (58), $156,750 67-71-74-70—282 72-71-72-67—282 Jimmy Walker (58), $156,750 Jason Day (49), $107,214 69-75-71-68—283 Luke Donald (49), $107,214 72-69-73-69—283 Zach Johnson (49), $107,214 66-71-76-70—283 Adam Scott (49), $107,214 69-68-75-71—283 Roberto Castro (49), $107,214 63-78-71-71—283 Hunter Mahan (49), $107,214 67-70-71-75—283 L. Oosthuizen (49), $107,214 69-75-67-72—283 Graham DeLaet (42), $67,450 71-70-74-69—284 75-68-70-71—284 James Driscoll (42), $67,450 Matt Every (42), $67,450 70-71-71-72—284 David Hearn (42), $67,450 72-71-71-70—284 David Lynn (42), $67,450 72-68-68-76—284 Jeff Overton (42), $67,450 71-70-69-74—284 D. Summerhays (42), $67,450 69-74-69-72—284 Sang-Moon Bae (37), $52,488 68-71-75-71—285 Harris English (37), $52,488 70-71-73-71—285 Kyle Stanley (37), $52,488 75-68-68-74—285 Chris Stroud (37), $52,488 73-69-69-74—285 Greg Chalmers (32), $41,800 68-73-68-77—286 Charley Hoffman (32), $41,800 70-74-71-71—286 Jerry Kelly (32), $41,800 71-68-73-74—286 Andres Romero (32), $41,800 69-72-71-74—286 Steve Stricker (32), $41,800 67-71-72-76—286 Bubba Watson (32), $41,800 73-70-70-73—286 Chad Campbell (26), $31,350 71-72-74-70—287 Martin Kaymer (26), $31,350 73-69-76-69—287 William McGirt (26), $31,350 70-74-70-73—287 Sean O'Hair (26), $31,350 70-71-69-77—287 John Senden (26), $31,350 73-70-71-73—287 K.J. Choi (20), $23,614 69-73-74-72—288 Freddie Jacobson (20), $23,614 72-71-71-74—288 D.A. Points (20), $23,614 72-70-77-69—288 Boo Weekley (20), $23,614 71-71-73-73—288 Branden Grace, $23,614 73-71-67-77—288 Matt Kuchar (20), $23,614 71-66-75-76—288 Davis Love III (20), $23,614 70-72-70-76—288 Jason Bohn (13), $21,280 68-74-75-72—289 Angel Cabrera (13), $21,280 74-70-69-76—289 Chris Kirk (13), $21,280 70-69-75-75—289 Justin Leonard (13), $21,280 70-74-74-71—289 Charl Schwartzel (13), $21,280 72-71-75-71—289 M. Thompson (13), $21,280 69-75-72-73—289 Charlie Wi (13), $21,280 74-70-75-70—289 Jason Dufner (8), $20,235 71-67-72-80—290 James Hahn (8), $20,235 70-74-73-73—290 Josh Teater (8), $20,235 72-72-76-70—290 Bo Van Pelt (8), $20,235 69-74-79-68—290 Charles Howell III (5), $19,665 71-67-77-76—291 Seung-Yul Noh (5), $19,665 70-74-73-74—291 Kevin Chappell (2), $19,190 69-66-78-79—292 John Huh (2), $19,190 70-72-73-77—292 Carl Pettersson (2), $19,190 70-72-75-75—292 Rory Sabbatini (1), $18,810 75-68-76-74—293 Ricky Barnes (1), $18,430 71-71-74-78—294 Brian Davis (1), $18,430 78-66-75-75—294 Peter Hanson (1), $18,430 70-70-72-82—294 Ben Curtis (1), $17,955 69-72-80-74—295 Padraig Harrington (1), $17,955 68-76-75-76—295 Jonas Blixt (1), $17,670 69-75-77-76—297



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Lutz takes healthy cut Powers Reds to win CINCINNATI (AP) — Don Lutz's mother didn't like the sound of his voice when he called her at home in Germany an hour before he started in left field for the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. "I've been sick, and she said, 'What's wrong with your voice?'" Lutz said. "She said, 'Take your vitamins.'" Lutz wasted no time proving to his mom, Marlen, that he was healthy. The rookie, who was born in the United States and grew up in Germany, hit his first career home run, a threerun drive off the right-field foul pole in the second inning that led Cincinnati over the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 for a three-game sweep. Lutz, who made his big league debut on April 29, homered off Wily Peralta (3-3). Pinch-hitter Xavier Paul homered in the seventh, sending Milwaukee to its fourth straight loss and ninth in 10 games. Bronson Arroyo (3-4) ended a four-start winless streak, allowing five hits in 6 2-3 scoreless innings with one walk and five strikeouts. He had been 03 since beating Philadelphia on April 15, and he snapped out of the slump despite not feeling well, manager Dusty Baker said. "I'm not sure what he had," Baker said. "Sometimes, you just don't feel right. It's not something you can name. We knew about the seventh that he was about out of gas." Arroyo rarely feels well in day games, he said. "I didn't have a whole lot of stuff," he said. "I was grinding from the first inning on. I knew I was getting away with pitches that I normally wouldn't. Luckily, they were beating them into the ground." Sam LeCure struck out Jeff Bianchi looking to end the seventh, Jonathan Broxton allowed an unearned run in the eighth and Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth. Peralta (3-3) gave up four runs — three earned — on five hits and two walks in six innings. Baker got his 1,603rd win as a manager, moving past Hall of Famer Fred Clarke into sole posses-

sion of 17th place on baseball's career list, 16 behind Ralph Houk. Baker, in his 20th season as a manager, is 1,603-1,448 (.525). The Brewers have lost 10 of 12 against Cincinnati. The Reds have won the last four series against Milwaukee in Cincinnati and five of the last six overall. Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce opened the second inning with singles and, one out later, Lutz lined a 1-0 pitch off the foul pole. He is 6 for 13 during a six-game hitting streak. "It was awesome," Lutz said. "My mom and grandma were watching (on television). I'm sure they were pretty excited." He hadn't promised to hit a home run during his pregame Mother's Day phone call. "I didn't want to get ahead of myself," Lutz said. Peralta had no problem with the pitch. "I made a great pitch," he said. "There's nothing I could do. If I had to put it right there again, I would. I don't think he'd hit it." Cincinnati scored an unearned run in the third. After a throwing error by Peralta on a comebacker, Bruce hit a potential inning-ending, double-play grounder, but shortstop Jean Segura's relay sailed over first baseman Yuniesky Betancourt for another error. The Brewers have been their own worst enemies, according to manager Ron Roenicke. "We haven't played well," he said. "We can't do the little things against good teams." Paul led off the seventh with his second homer of the season, a 404-foot drive into the right-field seats on an 0-2 pitch from Mike Fiers, recalled from the minors Saturday and making his first big league appearance since April 16. Paul has four career pinch-hit homers, including two this season. Alex Gonzalez scored on Ryan Hanigan's passed ball in the eighth. NOTES: Reds RHP Johnny Cueto is scheduled to make his second injury rehabilitation start Tuesday.


Covington’s A.J. Ouellette (middle) leads Fairlawn’s Anthony Gillem and Jacob O’brien Saturday.

Boys Continued from page 9 Stickel in the final five yards in the 1,600 and winning in a photo-finish. Schilling was clocked in 4:41.60 and Stickel’s time was 4:41.70. Russia got a win from Nick Paulus in shot put, 44-1 1-2.

Union was second with 99. Houston was fifth, Russia was sixth, Newton 11th and Bradford 12th. “Ben (Miller), Dalton (Bordelon) and I push each other in practice,” Cron said. “When we run in meets, we are usually the ones up front.” And while Cron didn’t mind the cooler weather, that wasn’t true of all the Buccs. AJ Ouellette swept the 100 and 200 in 11.30 and 24.08 respectively. The 200 came after Ouellette witnessed teammate Lane White have to pull up on the anchor leg of the 800 relay — fortunately for Covington, White appeared to be OK, although he was wisely kept out of competition for the rest of the day. “That was kind of scary,” Ouellette said. “I was definitely feeling some nerves in my next race after seeing that. You can just feel your muscles tighten up (when you are running in the cooler weather).” Ouellette ran a smart race in the 200, glancing back to see where his competition was. “I just didn’t want to push it to hard,” Ouellette said. “I enjoy this meet — mainly the team being able to win. That is the imDON SELANDERS/GOROADERS.COM PHOTO portant thing. We have Brandon Wirrig runs for Bradford Saturday. league next week and I didn’t want to do anything Covington’s Alex citing win of the day, to injure myself.” Schilling had the most ex- catching Russia’s Steven

Team scores: Covington 127, MiltonUnion 99, Fairlawn 70, Emmanuel Christian 65, Houston 60, Russia 56, Fort Loramie 39.5, Franklin Monroe 36, Tri-Village 33.5, Arcanum 27, Newton 26, Bradford 17, TriCounty North 5. Local Placers 3,200 Relay: 2.Houston, 9:04.0; 5.Newton, 9:38.52; 6.Covington, 9:51.31. 110 Hurdles: 1.Troy Cron (Covington), 15.13; 2.Ben Miller (Covington), 15.72; 5.Rhyan Turner (Bradford), 17.65; 8.Derrek Mayse (Houston), 19.32. 100: 1.AJ Ouellette (Covington), 11.30; 4.Matt Hart (Newton), 11.93; 6.Dalton Bordelon (Covington), 12.04. 800 Relay: 4.Newton, 1:41.44; 5.Houston, 1:42.12. 1,600: 1.Alex Schilling (Covington), 4:41.60; 2.Steven Stickel (Russia), 4:41.70; 3.Devon Jester (Houston), 4:42.87. 400 Relay: 2.Covington, 46.23; 6.Houston, 49.86; 8.Bradford, 50.26. 400: 5.Trevor Monnin (Russia), 54.67; 8.Alex Fries (Covington), 56.87. 300 Hurdles: 1.Troy Cron (Covington), 40.50; 2.Dalton Bordelon (Covington), 43.10; 3.Corey Rench (Bradford), 44.64; 7.Derrek Mayse (Houston), 46.55. 800: 3.Alex Schilling (Covington), 2:07.77; 8.Seth Clark (Houston), 2:16.88. 200: 1.AJ Ouellette (Covington), 24.08; 2.Trevor Monnin (Russia), 24.74; 7.Cody Meyer (Houston), 25.16; 8.Jordan Acker (Houston), 25.44. 3,200: 2.Devon Jester (Houston), 10:21.52; 3.Brady McBride (Newton), 10:44.45; 4.David Brauer (Newton), 10:50.92; 8.Nathan Dunn (Covington), 11:18.88. 1,600 Relay: 2.Covington, 3:39.81; 7.Houston, 3:58.63; 5.Russia, 3:57.05; 8.Newton, 4:11.18. Discus: 2.Nicholas Colby (Russia), 12910; 3.Matt Reck (Covington), 125-4; 5.Nick Paulus (Russia), 121-7; 6.Austin Sarver (Houston), 116-6; 7.Ian Fries (Covington), 114-4; 8.Nick Jones (Houston), 108-5. Shot Put: 1.Nick Paulus (Russia), 44-1 1-2; 7.Tyler Henry (Covington), 37-9; 8.Brandon Wirrig (Bradford), 36-10. High Jump: 2.Ryan Craft (Covington), 60; 3.TJ Martin (Houston), 5-9; 5.Alex Baskerville (Covington), 5-9; 6.(tie) David York (Russia), 5-6; Josh York (Russia), 5-6; 8.Josh Hoelscher (Bradford), 5-6. Long Jump: 5.Cody Meyer (Houston), 17-9; 8.Jacob Braun (Houston), 17-2 1-2. Pole Vault: 2.Jacob Braun (Houston), 13-0; 3.Trent Tobias (Covington), 12-6; 4.Weston Lavy (Russia), 12-0; 5.Josh Hoelscher (Bradford), 12-0; 6.Matt Carder (Covington), 11-6.

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Covington’s Carly Shell and Russia’s Lauren Francis run side-by-side.

Yingst and Carly Shell did just that, finishing third in 4:24.96. That gave the Buccs 115 points, while Russia and Loramie shared second with 113. Newton finished fourth, Bradford was fifth and Houston was 12th. “I wish we could have had the meet last night,” Siefring said. “I know we have some girls like Hannah (Retz) who couldn’t be here — I am sure every school was in the same situation. But, a win is a win. I just want to thank God for the opportunities he has given me.” Despite the cool temperatures, Siefring started her day with a meet record in winning the 100 hurdles in 15.45. “Not really — I didn’t expect that (a meet record),” Siefring said. “But, I knew Leah (Francis) and Shay (LaFollette) were here. They are both great competitors and they pushed me.” Siefring cruised to victory in the 300 hurdles in 46.16 and added a win in the long jump, going 16-0. “I was jumping farther

during the indoor season,” Siefring said. “So, I am not really happy with it, but I will take it.” She ended the day with a win in the 200 in 26.99. While she likes the race, Siefring doesn’t planning on running the 200 many more times this year. “It is a great fit for me,” she said. “But, being so close to the 300 hurdles, it really doesn’t work for me. It was fine today. But, once we get to district, I am going to have to figure something else out.” Shell added a win for Covington in the 3,200, 11:43.40. Russia got wins from Lauren Heaton, 400, 59.68; Bethany York, high jump, 5-0; and the 800 relay, 1:51.13. Newton won the 400 relay, 56.15. Shay LaFollette led Bradford with secondplace finishes in the 100, 100 hurdles, 200 and long jump. Team scores: Covington 115, Russia 113, Fort Loramie 113, Newton 52, Bradford 50, Milton-Union 48, Fairlawn 32, TriVillage 30, Franklin Monroe 27, Arcanum 24, Tri-County North 21, Houston 15, Ansonia 10, Emmanuel Christian 5. Local Placers 3,200 Relay: 2.Covington, 10:50.20; 3.Bradford, 11:45.83; 5.Newton, 11:56.02;

100 Hurdles: 1.Jackie Siefring (Covington), 15.45; 2.Shay LaFollette (Bradford), 15.85; 3.Leah Francis (Russia), 16.13; 6.Karissa Voisard (Russia), 18.47. 100: 2.Shay LaFollette (Bradford), 13.64; 3.Erica Cavender (Newton), 13.69; 5.Jennifer Beacom (Newton), 13.92. 800 Relay: 1.Russia, 1:51.13; 2.Newton, 1:55.50; 1,600: 2.Tara Snipes (Covington), 5:19.99; 3.Carly Shell (Covington), 5:28.94; 5.Monique Booher (Houston), 6:04.61; 6.Bailey Brewer (Bradford), 6:15.02. 400 Relay: 1.Newton, 56.15; 5.Covington, 58.26. 400: 1.Lauren Heaton (Russia), 59.68; 3.Kayli Dues (Russia), 66.37; 5.Gabby Fair (Bradford), 68.64; 7.Sadie Canan (Covington), 69.57. 300 Hurdles: 1.Jackie Siefring (Covington), 46.16; 2.Leah Francis (Russia), 50.72; 5.Erica Cavender (Newton), 54.06; 6.Karissa Voisard (Russia), 55.33. 800: 2.Tara Snipes (Covington), 2:23.73; 3.Claire Sherman (Russia), 2:34.47; 5.Bailey Brewer (Bradford), 2:40.75; 6.Trelissa Lavy (Newton), 2:45.95; 7.Monique Booher (Houston), 2:51.16. 200: 1.Jackie Siefring (Covington), 26.69; 2.Shay LaFollette (Bradford), 28.50; 3.Kirstin Voisard (Russia), 28.51; 5.Shianne Fortner (Covington), 29.33; 7.Madison Tebics (Newton), 29.46; 8.Jennifer Beacom (Newton), 29.78. 3,200: 1.Carly Shell (Covington), 11:43.40; 2.Lauren Francis (Russia), 12:15.0; 3.Molly Kearns (Russia), 12:31.20; 5.Jenna Hooks (Houston), 13:01.0; 6.Julianna Yingst (Covington), 13:16.0; 8.Chelsea Dross (Bradford), 14:08.70. 1,600 Relay: 2.Russia, 4:31.97; 3.Covington, 4:43.21; 4.Newton, 4:50.16. Shot Put: 2.Jenna Rindler (Covington), 30-11; 4.Kayla Kemp (Houston), 29-11; 8.Emily Courtney (Newton), 27-11 3-4. Discus: 2.Jenna Rindler (Covington), 108-11; 6.Emily Courtney (Newton), 82-5; 8.Zara Zeller (Newton), 81-8. High Jump: 1.Bethany York (Russia), 5-0; 2.Emily Borchers (Russia), 5-0. Long Jump: 1.Jackie Siefring (Covington), 16-0; 2.Shay LaFollette (Bradford), 15-9 3-4; 3.Karissa Voisard (Russia), 15-2 1-4; 8.Kirstin Voisard (Russia), 13-1 1-4. Pole Vault: 2.Taylor Magoto (Russia), 9-0.


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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE Monday, May 13, 2013 Although you might experience powerful, uncontrollable changes in the year ahead, don’t let these developments overwhelm you. Chances are, they’ll end up proving to be to your benefit. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Nothing worthwhile is likely to be accomplished if you’re too reluctant to compromise. It’ll be your loss — sometimes you need to bend to get what you want. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Though you will admirably want to help someone you see struggling, make sure that the person is legitimately in need of help. He or she may just be faking. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Complications will arise if you’re so adamant about having your way that you buck the will of the majority. Being the lone dissenter will make you stick out like a sore thumb. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Be careful not to overplay your hand in a collective endeavor. Demanding things be done your way or loudly tooting your own horn could turn supporters into opponents. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Nothing will be gained by arguing with someone whose views differ radically from yours. To make matters worse, it might be about something that neither of you has the power to change. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — If you’re swimming in unfamiliar waters, make sure you have a firm grasp of what’s what. Someone could be trying to take advantage of you. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Don’t make a major domestic decision before talking things over with your mate and/or family. Someone in the household might have a better picture of the situation than you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Someone who has neglected to thank you for a previous favor might once again seek your help. What you do is your business, but don’t look for a different ending. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Normally, you’re a pretty cautious person, but today someone might talk you into doing a favor for him or her against your better judgment. Be careful, not sorry. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Have some alternative plans in mind today, just in case you have to scrap your original objective. There’s a chance something might cause you to change course real fast. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Just because someone strong-willed is presenting something to you doesn’t mean you have to do what this person wants. Don’t be awed by his or her force. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — If you’re not careful, you could get yourself in trouble by giving more than you can materially or emotionally afford. Be careful not to overextend yourself in either case. COPYRIGHT 2013 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.










Monday, May 13, 2013


‘Team Jack’ standing out Young cancer patient always on Burkhead’s mind


Leon McFadden works out Saturday.

Even McFadden fooled by Browns Second-round pick ready to overcome his size BY JEFF SCHUDEL Willoughby Herald BEREA — If all the pre-draft talk about interest in cornerback Dee Milliner was designed to throw others off the scent of the Browns’ true intentions in the first round last month, it worked. Even the cornerback they did draft was fooled. The Browns selected linebacker Barkevious Mingo with the sixth pick and did not have a secondround pick. When their turn came up in the third round they took Leon McFadden, all 5-foot-9 of him, with the 68th overall pick. He is working at right cornerback and over the slot receiver in the rookie minicamp that concludes Sunday. “When I first got picked, it didn’t really set in,” McFadden said after practice Saturday. “I was so excited and overwhelmed. I didn’t have a clue of the Cleveland Browns’ interest in me. Now that I’m here I’m happy.” Happy and needed. The Browns need a starting right cornerback because they chose not to re-sign 34-year-old Sheldon Brown. Buster Skrine and Chris Owens worked at right corner in the veteran minicamp last month and could beat out McFadden, but the rookie from San Diego State was the second player picked by CEO Joe Banner and right cornerback is the biggest hole on the team. “I’m aware of it,” McFadden said. “I’m just going to come out and compete. I’m very competitive and aggressive, willing to take risks. That’s the biggest thing — going for interceptions and making plays.” But some guys who play like that... “They tend to mess up?” McFadden said, finishing the sentence. “That’s the thing to avoid. That’s what I don’t want to do.” McFadden’s height disadvantage was exposed in practice Saturday when he was beaten on a deep pass over the middle by undrafted rookie Cordell Roberson, a 6-foot-4, 205pound undrafted rookie from Stephen F. Austin. Tryout quarterback Kyle Frazier threw the pass. McFadden will face much better passing combinations on Sundays in the NFL, but he is not troubled by being shorter than most of the receivers he faces. “I don’t think my height is a problem,” he said. “I take that as a chip on my shoulder and turn it into a positive and go out there and compete on every down.’ Joe Haden, the Browns’ starting left cornerback, is 5-foot-11, 190 pounds. He often faces taller receivers and more often than not comes out on top. Haden was on the sideline for rookie minicamp

Friday to watch his little brother, running back Josh Haden, who is in camp as a tryout player. At one point in the afternoon, Haden called McFadden over for some one-on-one coaching. McFadden also hooked up with Haden when he visited Berea one day after being drafted. “He just gave me words of advice and what to expect,” McFadden said Saturday. “He told me ‘This is a business and everyone is out here competing; nobody has a set spot. Just go out there and do your thing and play ball.’ “I asked him a couple questions about the playbook and he was able to help me out. He gave me little techniques that he’s used to help me out on the field.” Coach Rob Chudzinski did not meet with the media on Saturday, nor did anyone from the front office. General Manager Mike Lombardi offered this assessment of McFadden the night the Browns drafted him: “He makes plays on the football, which is important. He’s got great awareness, he’s got balance, so I think those are things when he is down the field are important. Obviously we all want 6-1 corners. We all want Willie Brown from the old days, but sometimes it’s harder to find. He weighs 193 so he’s got good size to him.” McFadden said he is learning to play over the slot receiver. He said he never played nickel back at San Diego State. Running back signed Running back Robbie Rouse, in camp as a tryout player, was signed to a contract Saturday. He is 5foot-6, 190 pounds, making him one of the shortest players in Browns history. He said he was invited to the Cowboys rookie camp as a tryout player this weekend, but figured he had a better opportunity with the Browns. It turned out to be the right decision. “It (signing) was a great feeling,” he said. “It’s like all the hard worked paid off. It’s a dream as a child to be a professional football player and now it’s here. I’m grateful for this.” Rouse, 190 pounds, rushed for a school record 4,647 yards at Fresno State during a four-year career. He said his quickness and ability to catch the ball are his attributes. “My linemen are 6-foot-6, 6-foot-4,” he said. “You can’t see me and by the time you can it’s too late. I use my change of direction to make them miss.” Trent Richardson is the Browns starting running back. Rouse is trying to take a job belonging to Montario Hardesty or Chris Ogbonnaya.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Every time running back Rex Burkhead takes a handoff during Cincinnati Bengals rookie minicamp and tucks the ball under his right arm, that red "Team Jack" wristband stands out. The thin band reminds everyone of a 7-year-old cancer patient back in Nebraska who has changed Burkhead's life in a lot of ways. Jack Hoffman is on his wrist and in his thoughts as he moves on to the NFL. "It's very humbling," Burkhead said. "I think I've gotten more from the relationship than he has, honestly. It's helped me look at many things in my life in a new perspective. It's made me not get down on things. "If I'm going through times that I think are tough, it's nothing like what he's going through. I just can't appreciate enough having the relationship with him." Rex and Jack have become quite a pair. Burkhead got the meet the boy as part of Nebraska's life skills program. Jack has a tumor located in a part of the brain that's difficult to reach. His prognosis was grim. His relatives are Cornhusker fans and he looked up to Burkhead. Could they meet? Sure. They had lunch. Burkhead gave them a tour of the stadium. He promised to stay in touch, mindful of the lesson his parents Robyn and Rick taught him. "I think they've brought me up the right way, made sure I have a level head, never let me get too high on myself," Burkhead said. "I can't thank them enough for raising me that way. "You're a football player yes, but there's another side to you and the most important side is how good of a person you are." Burkhead is working with the family to promote awareness of pediatric brain cancer and raise


Bengals running back Rex Burkhead is helping a young cancer patient. funds for research. Jack is doing well, responding to treatment that's shrinking the tumor. Burkhead talks to Jack's father, Andy, nearly every day as they work on the campaign. Their relationship became a national topic when the Cornhuskers decided to let Jack suit up and score a touchdown during their spring game last month. President Obama saw video of the run and invited the Hoffmans and Burkhead to the White House. The Bengals drafted Burkhead in the sixth round on Saturday, April 27. Two days later, he accompanied the Hoffmans to the White House and met with Obama for about 15 minutes. "Sitting in the West Wing waiting for the president to come out and get you is a pretty unreal experience," Burkhead said. Obama talked to Jack and his family, and spent a little time with Burkhead. "He said thanks for everything you've done for

him," Burkhead said. "He also talked about the Bengals a little bit as well, knew I got picked up by them. He said he's watched 'Hard Knocks' before, so he asked me about camp coming up." Andy Hoffman was touched by that moment. "The best thing is when the president told Rex, 'Thank you for everything that you've done for Jack.' That was cool," Hoffman said. "To me, all of the awareness was part of the visit and the goal, but that was a very humbling and rewarding experience — to hear the president of the United States thank Rex. “We've told him thank you a thousand times, but to have it come from a guy like that is really special." Burkhead is taken aback by how so many people have shown an interest in Jack. "I don't think when we first started our relationship we ever thought it would be like this," Burkhead said. "It's been cool. We're trying to do as much as we can." This weekend, Burk-

head has been learning the Bengals playbook and trying to make a good first impression on coaches. The Bengals are looking for a change-of-pace back to complement BenJarvus Green-Ellis. They also drafted Giovani Bernard from North Carolina in the second round. The lessons he's learned from Jack are helping him through the competition. "Just stay positive about things," he said. "Oftentimes we get caught up in difficult things going on, and we just need to stay the course, stay positive." Burkhead has given himself another goal involving the boy: Get him to switch NFL allegiances. "He's always been a Packers fan," Burkhead said. "But hopefully I've switched sides for him." Notes: The Bengals signed WR Cobi Hamilton — a sixth-round pick from Arkansas — on Saturday. They've also signed OT Reid Fragel from Ohio State and center T.J. Johnson from South Carolina, both seventh-round picks.

Kenseth fitting in at Gibbs Late pass gives driver third win DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Matt Kenseth is quickly showing how well he fits in at Joe Gibbs Racing. Kenseth passed JGR teammate Kyle Busch 13 laps from the end to win the Southern 500 on Saturday night, his third victory in his debut season after a successful stint with Roush Fenway Racing. JGR president J.D. Gibbs knew he was getting a champion in Kenseth. Still, even he's been surprised with how fast the new driver has come up to speed alongside teammates Denny Hamlin and Busch. "He's a good leader," J.D. Gibbs said. "Denny and Kyle really like having him there and hearing what he has to say. And on the track, he's got a gift." He proved that again at Darlington, where Kenseth patiently sat behind Busch much of the race before the right adjustments to the car clicked. It didn't hurt that Busch, who led 265 of 367 laps, cut a right rear tire down the stretch that cost him. Once Kenseth cleared his teammate, he had clear sailing toward his 27th career Sprint Cup victory. "I've got the good job and I've got the easy job," Kenseth said. "When they give me cars this fast, it's a lot of fun." Hamlin completed his


Matt Kenseth kisses his wife after winning. first full race since suffering a compression fracture in a vertebra in his lower back on March 24 and finished right behind Kenseth. Jeff Gordon finished third in his 700th straight career start. Points leader Jimmie Johnson was fourth and Kevin Harvick fifth. Kenseth's victory came without crew chief Jason Ratcliff, who was suspended for the No. 20 Toyota having an illegal part in a win at Kansas. Carl Edwards finished seventh, followed by Juan Pablo Montoya and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Ryan Newman rounded out the top 10. "This is a dream come true," Kenseth shouted on his radio. "Thank you guys very much." Hamlin might've

thought the same thing after his second-place finish. The driver missed four races because of the injury and ran just 23 laps at Talladega last weekend handing the car off to replacement driver Brian Vickers. Hamlin's finish was just what the team needed as it tries to move up from 31st place when the week began into 20th, where it'd be eligible for a wild card entry into NASCAR's championship chase. As Hamlin neared the end of the grueling 500 miles, crew chief Darian Grubb radioed his appreciation of the effort Hamlin put forth in his first full race back. "I am extremely proud of you there, buddy. Just an awesome job hanging with it all day," crew chief

Darian Grubb radioed as they closed in on the finish. "Thank you so much. I appreciate it," Hamlin replied. Hamlin wasn't sore, just worn out after leaving the car. "This is a tough, grueling race," he said. "Nothing to hang our heads about coming up second for second year in a row." Kenseth had won three times here in the Nationwide Series, but had never come closer than third in Sprint Cup. "I don't know that I've had a win that feels bigger than this," said Kenseth, who counts the 2003 series championship and two Daytona 500s among his achievements. No one matched Busch for most of the race. He had powered to victory in the Nationwide event here Friday night— leading 107 of 147 laps — and was running strong again after taking the lead from older brother and pole-sitter Kurt Busch 74 laps in. Kyle Busch stayed on top through several stretches of green-flag racing and through the first four restarts. But his machine couldn't keep up after Kenseth went by. Crew chief Dave Rogers said Busch had a cut right rear tire and only 12 pounds of pressure left when he went into the garage. It's the 11th time Busch has led at least 200 laps in a Sprint Cup race, yet he's only won four of those. Busch left the track without comment.


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Shape your online profile BAY AREA NEWS GROUP (AP) — The embarrassing tweet. The drunken party photos. The DUI arrest. The messy divorce or business scandal. When it comes to the Internet, there are no secrets. If people are searching for you, what they find isn’t necessarily what you want them to see. “Google is increasingly becoming your first impression … but it’s getting increasingly harder to take control of that impression,” said Patrick Ambron, co-founder of , part of the growing “online reputation management” industry. Whether it’s a new college graduate looking for a first job, a single jumping into the online dating world or a business owner stung by negative publicity, almost everyone has some online history they’d like to bury. And that’s the problem. On the Web, it’s virtually impossible to erase anything entirely. That has helped spur growth in the “reputation management” industry. According to media consultant BIA/Kelsey , small- and medium-sized businesses spent about $1.6 billion in 2012 managing their online reputations in various ways. That figure is expected to reach more than $2.9 billion in 2017. Companies like BrandYourself, , and others help individuals, companies, celebrities, even foreign governments, put their best foot forward online. The key: Pushing the “good stuff ” about you to the top of a Google search, while suppressing the negative. “Almost 94 percent of Google searches don’t go beyond the first page. You can push things down to the third or fourth page … that’s the closest you can come to erasing things from the Internet,” said Michael Zammuto, president of , a Philadelphia-based firm whose clients include Hollywood celebrities, Fortune 500 companies and foreign governments. “It can be very difficult to get things taken down. So instead, you have to focus on telling your story better.” Here’s how:

—Populate yourself. It’s like a positive PR campaign where you want to get yourself on as many online platforms and links as you can: A personal website, LinkedIn and other social media profiles, a YouTube video with your name in the headline. Post some articles, a lecture, a link to something about or by you in writing. “The intent is to make those things in the eyes of the search engine more authoritative. Then Google will naturally rank those things higher,” Zammuto said. —Don’t engage. For businesses, Zammuto said it’s natural to want to wage war against negative posts, especially those on customer review sites like . Restaurants and service-oriented businesses are especially vulnerable to nasty comments by anonymous bloggers. Hard as it sounds, ignore them, said Zammuto. “Stop going on there and defending it. If you get into a debate with an anonymous person with a chip on their shoulder, it’s not worth it. It will make (the debate) rank higher in searches for your company’s name.” , which recently held a “town hall” meeting with small-business owners in Sacramento, says businesses can manage their online reputations by responding to customer reviews, both good and bad. Take a deep breath and respond carefully to negative comments, but always thank those who post a review, complimentary said Morgan Remmers, Yelp’s manager of local business outreach in San Francisco. —Do it yourself. While reputation management firms may charge fees from a few thousand to a few million a year for high-level corporate and accounts, government there also are sites that cater to everyday people. , started in New York by two young entrepreneurs in 2012, offers free and paid services. It lets you create a free profile page, as well as submit up to three sources — say, your LinkedIn profile or a mention on your company’s website. It reviews those, then gives tips to make them more appealing to Google search engines. For those wanting expanded help, it offers

paid services for $80 a year and up. Reputation management firms see all types of clients. BrandYourself, for instance, had a New York doctor who was continually losing business to a similarly named colleague who had less-thanfavorable reviews on professional websites. Another client’s 2002 wedding was prominently featured in a New York Times story. Now divorced and embarking on a new career, she sought the company’s help in submerging her wedding story, so it wasn’t the first item popping up in a Google search of her name. Youthful escapades also can be problematic. Zammuto said he’s working with a mid-30s business owner who posed for Playgirl magazine in his 20s. Now married, the business owner sought help in getting his “reclining nude” photos to drop lower in Google searches. In another case, a young Drexel University business major was mortified by sexually explicit photos taken by a boyfriend that frequently showed up when she Googled her own name. She had dropped out of social media altogether. Wrong approach, said Zammuto. In both cases, he advises getting lots of new content posted that include headshot photos — ideally in a business suit. Eventually, those professional images will help push the more salacious ones deeper into Google’s recesses. —DIY tools: There are plenty of do-it-yourself tools for those who want to be sure their online reputation stays clean. Scott Eggert, director of digital communications for Merlot Marketing in Sacramento, uses a number of tools, both personally and for his clients. He recommends setting up three: Google Alerts , which sends an email anytime your name (or any selected search topic) appears online; , which sends email alerts when your name (or anyone else’s you choose) is published in news articles or online blog posts; and , which covers the “nooks and crannies,” such as social media mentions. (“It’s backup,” said Eggert. “It catches stuff that Google Alerts might miss.”)

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Josh Knoller, a young professional in New York City, spent years refusing his mother’s “Friend Request” on Facebook before, eventually, “caving in.” Today they have an agreement: she’ll try not to make embarrassing comments, and he can delete them if she does. “We actually got into some pretty big fights over this,” says Knoller, 29. “I love my Mom to death but she’s a crazy, sweet Jewish mother and I was a little worried about what she might post in front of my closest friends.” As Mother’s Day approaches, 1 in 3 mothers are connected with their teens over Facebook, according to the social networking giant’s review of how users self-identify. With more than 1 billion Facebook users, that’s a lot of mothers and kids keeping in touch through social media, says Fordham University communications professor Paul Levinson, author of “New

New Media.” ”Facebook has been a boon to family relationships,” said Levinson. Kelly McBride, an assistant professor of communications at LaSalle University in Philadelphia, says her students who “friend” their mothers keep their Facebook pages benign, using other social media like Instagram or Twitter for the racy stuff. “They may be willing to ‘friend’ their mother, but when they do, they take down the drinking or partying or suggestive photographs,” she says. McBride says she’d like to get her own mother, who is 77, onto Facebook. “I’ve offered repeatedly to make her a Facebook page so I could friend her, but she just won’t do it,” she says. Parenting expert Susan Newman recommends that mothers wait until their children are independent adults before friending them. “Being a friend with your son or daughter on Facebook, to me is synonymous with reading your teenager’s diary,” she

says. “Adolescents are trying to develop an identity and they have so much hovering and helicopter parenting going on, Facebook adds another layer that seems to be very intrusive.” But Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Washington D.C.-based Family Online Safety Institute, says he was his daughter’s first “friend,” a requirement for her to even have a Facebook account when she turned 13, the minimum age allowed by the company. “I promised not to stalk her, but I do need to keep an eye on it,” he says. Rochelle Knoller of Fair Lawn, N.J., whose adult son Josh only reluctantly accepted her “Friend Request,” says the early days of their online relationship were dicey. “I’d write a comment, and literally no sooner would I type when the phone would ring and it would be Josh — I guess he’s on Facebook a lot — and he’d be telling me, ‘Mom, you can’t make comments like this. My friends can’t even believe we’re friends,’” she says.

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Did You Know? People eat cicadas: People eat them. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it or saute it. There are cicada kabobs, cicada creole, cicada gumbo, panfried, deep fried and stir fried cicadas. There are pineapple cicada, lemon cicada, coconut cicada, pepper cicada, cicada soup, cicada stew, cicada salad, cicada and potatoes, cicada burgers and cicada sandwiches.


Cicadas are probably best known for their buzzing and clicking noises, which can be amplified by multitudes of insects into an overpowering hum. Males produce this species-specific noise with vibrating membranes on their abdomens. The sounds vary widely and some species are more musical than others. Though cicada noises may sound alike to humans, the insects use different calls to express alarm or attract mates. Cicadas are also famous for their penchant for disappearing entirely for many years, only to reappear in force at a regular interval. There are some 3,000 cicada species, but only some share this behavior (the 17-year cicada is an example). Others are called annuals because, although individuals have multi-year lifecycles, some adults appear every year. The dog day cicada, for example, emerges each year in midsummer. When young cicada nymphs hatch from their eggs, they dig themselves into the ground to suck the liquids of plant roots. They spend several early life stages in these underground burrows before surfacing as adults. The process varies in length but often takes a number of years.

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There are more than 1,500 species of cicada, but one of the best known is the periodical cicada that emerges from the ground every 17 years.

Periodical cicadas do not create destructive plagues, as some locusts do, though tens or hundreds of thousands of insects may crowd into a single acre. Large swarms can overwhelm and damage young trees by feeding and laying eggs, but older trees usually escape without serious damage. Cicadas are members of the order

Cicada Facts

Homoptera and are physically distinguished by their stout bodies, broad heads, clear-membrane wings and large compound eyes. The insect's amazing lifestyle has been a source of fascination since ancient times. Several cultures, such as the ancient Chinese, regarded these insects as powerful symbols of rebirth.

Eye Color: Most 17-year cicadas have red eyes, but they can also have white, gray, blue , yellow, brown or multi-colored eyes.

Cicadas have five eyes: Cicadas have two, obvious, large, compound eyes, and three ocelli. Ocelli are three jewel-like eyes situated between the two main, compound eyes of a cicada. We believe ocelli are used to detect light and darkness. Ocelli means little eyes in Latin.

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Names: People call these cicadas “locusts,” but they are not true locusts — real locusts look like grasshoppers. The phrase “17year cicada” indicates that they arrive every 17 years. The name “periodical cicadas” indicates that they arrive periodically and not each and every year. The scientific name for the Genus of these cicadas is Magicicada, and there are three types of 17-year Magicicadas: Magicicada septendecim, Magicicada cassini and Magicicada septendecula.

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