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EF-5 tornado strikes Oklahoma Council Teachers credited with saving elementary students BY DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press MOORE, Okla. (AP) — The principal's voice came on over the intercom at Plaza Towers Elementary School: A severe storm was approaching and students were to go to the cafeteria and wait for their parents to pick them up. But before all of the youngsters could get there, the tornado alarm sounded. The plan changed quickly.

"All the teachers started screaming into the room and saying, 'Get into the hallway! We don't want you to die!' and stuff like that," said sixth-grader Phaedra Dunn. "We just took off running." In the moments that followed, some of the children at Plaza Tower Elementary School would, in fact, die.At least seven were killed by the twister Monday afternoon. Others would crawl out of the rubble, bloodied and bruised, utterly terrified. The tornado that smashed through this

Oklahoma City suburb of 56,000 people flattened Plaza Elementary and also slammed Briarwood Elementary, where all of the children remarkably appear to have survived.Students and parents recounted stories Tuesday of brave teachers who sheltered their pupils. But there were also moments of pure panic and fear. After the tornado alarm went off, students at Plaza Elementary scrambled to the halls.

Monies to be used for constructing educational facility PIQUA — After securing partial funding from the Paul G.Duke Foundation and the Ohio Historical Society, officials with Johnston Farm and Indian Agency, 9845 N. Hardin Road, held a fundraising kick-off at the site Tuesday evening in hopes of constructing an educational facility. The educational addition would be located at the back of the museum’s entrance where the patio is presently located, but the project comes with a $167,000 price tag, said Andy Hite, the site manager at Johnston Farm. So far, he said, the Duke Foundation inTroy has generously provided $25,000 while state’s historical society has provided $42,000. “So we are looking to fund the rest of the project, which is about $100,000,” Hite said.”We want to turn it into a permanent school room and educational center with up-to-date (audio and visual) equipment. We’re hoping to put our canal exhibits there, which makes sense since the canal is right there.”


Wes Keifer, right, of Sidney, points out some of the artifacts that have been found during excavation of the Fort Pickawillany site on the John Johnston Farm & Indian Agency, to Piqua resident Ron Ventura duringTuesday's fundraising kick-off event at the farm to raise money to build classroom space onto the existing museum.Keifer is a long-time volunteer at the Johnston Farm and was involved in finding a number of the articfacts on display in the museum. He also said the facility could be used for those who are seeking a place to hold a meeting or other function.

“We have been looking at this for a long time and now the time is right,” Hite said. “The funding has fallen into place for us and we

decided to launch the fundraising campaign.” He said the plan is to have the new educational wing opened by April of 2014. Those wishing to donate to the effort are encouraged to do so through the Piqua Community Foundation, 126 W. High St., Piqua, OH, or PO Box #226. The foundation can be reached via telephone at (937) 615-9080. Or, for more information, contact Hite at Johnston Farm at (937) 773-2522. “This will be something that the people will really be able to appreciate,” Hite said. “This will give us permanent indoor space, which is what we really need.” Jim Oda, the chairman of the Johnston Farm Friends Council, said the educational wing will be a great addition and encouraged those in the community to donate to the cause to enhance the value of the site. “We have an opportunity to increase that value with the addition of a modern education center to the existing museum,”Oda said. “By doing so, we will add a stateof-the-art classroom facility, expand the museum’s exhibit space, and create a community special events gathering place.”

Getting wet ‘n wild for a good cause Local fire department trains for water rescue BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer PIQUA — Usually water is one of the greatest weapons firefighters have in their arsenal, but in certain emergency situations, water can also serve as a great adversary. Such was the case Monday along the muddy banks of the Great Miami River as members of the Piqua Fire Department suited up and got reacquainted with water rescue training. And while the lifesaving training is of great importance, firefighters say they hope they never have to use it. Members of the department spent the better part of the afternoon conducting the various methods and types of training in the water in between the Shawnee and Garnsey Street bridges. The location of the training was near the spot of a fatal drowning that took place four years ago this summer. On July 21, 2009, William Elliot Brown, 16, of Piqua, was hanging out with some of his friends at the river’s edge when he


Lucas enters not guilty plea to charge of rape STAFF REPORT TROY — A Troy man remains jailed on a $100,000 bond following his arraignment in com-

mon pleas court Monday on a lone rape charge that involves a young child. Jonathan Lucas, 18, of Troy, entered a plea of

COVINGTON — The Covington Village Council met on Monday evening and discussed upcoming events taking place in the village. Mayor Ed McCord delivered the Mayor’s Report and reminded Council of the upcoming Memorial Day Parade happening at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 27. Village Administrator Mike Busse also reminded everyone of the village’s designated garage sale days of May 31 and June 1. Also, village clean-up days are scheduled for June 3, 4 and 5. Village employees will be picking up extra items that are set out by village residents with their regular trash. This will be at no additional charge to residents for most items that are set out. During the administrator’s report, Busse brought a new ordinance before council to be reviewed before it will be voted on.“planning and zoning is recommending to council that we pass an ordinance prohibiting the burial of construction, demolition and grubbing materials on-site in the village as well as prohibiting improper disposal of hazardous material,” Busse said. “For example, if you tear a deck off the back of your house, we don’t really want people to dig a big hole in their backyard and pile that stuff in and bury it. We really want them to take it to the landfill and the solid waste disposal site.” Busse informed council of the plans for work to begin on the 2013 Sidewalk Program by M & T in the first week of June and should be complete by July 1. There are also four monthly mosquito sprayings scheduled to begin this week done by Bug A Boo Inc. The monthly sprayings will take place in May, June, July and August. Council was also reminded of the upcoming Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure, or GOBA, event that will be passing through Covington on Tuesday June 18, on their 25th Reunion Tour. “GOBA is a weeklong bicycle trip and they are coming through here on the morning of the 18th and they are stopping at the Middle School,” McCord said. “We have received a donation of $3,600 from the Community Chest to cover the cost of purchasing Covington lapel pins as it is a tradition to distribute the pins to the participating riders at the stops along their route.We greatly appreciated their donation for the pins and it will help promote Covington as a great place to visit and live.”


Piqua firefighters John Richard and Capt. Chad Kennedy participate in a water trainSee Cause/Page 2 ing activity on the Great Miami River in Piqua on Monday.

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Diane Smith Carroll Pleasant Hill, Ashley Carroll of Kentucky, her mother and step-father, Reva and Kenneth Bolin Jr. of Pleasant Hill, a brother, Robert A. Smith of Piqua, and a sister, Rita Hirt of Pleasant Hill. She graduated from Newton High School in 1973. She attended Edison College. She worked for Easy Lawn in Piqua. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Pleasant Hill Church of The Brethren, 300 East Monument St., Pleasant Hill, with Pastor Nick Beam officiating. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home, 1 S. Main St., Pleasant Hill, OH 45359. Online memories may be left for the family at

Mark J. Zweidinger TROY — Mark J. Zweidinger, 52, of Troy, passed away 5:50 a.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. He was born March 20, 1961, in Bowling Green to Paul and June (Roché) Zweidinger. He was p r e ceded i n death by his father, Paul, Febru- ZWEIDINGER ary 14, 2006, and his mother, June, survives and resides in North Ridgeville. Mark is survived by his wife of 24 years, Melanie (Barens) Zweidinger, who was the love of his life; his daughter, Jenée Zweidinger (age 19); his son, Michael Zweidinger (age 16); one brother, Michael Zweidinger of Upper Sandusky; one sister, Lynn (George) Plowman of Hartland, Wisc.; his father and mother-in-law, Leo and Donna Barens of Dimondale, Mich.; brothersin-law, Daniel (Laura) Barens of Lansing, Mich., Dennis (Yvonne) Barens of Dimondale, Mich.; sister-in-law, Carrilee (Shane) Hoose of Charlotte, Mich.; four nephews, Matthew Barens, Jarred and Jake Hoose, Tyler Plowman, and Joshua Barens; two nieces, Nicole Barens, Katie (Sam) Hardy; two great-nieces; and one great-nephew. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl and Colette Zweidinger, and Dale and Bonnie Miller. Mark was a 1979 Willard High School graduate and received his B.S. in aviation business management from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla. Mark was very active in the aviation industry all of his life. He was presently employed by PSA Airlines, a U.S. Airways Express Carrier, as vice president of flight operations. Mark was an accomplished airman with

seven type ratings and over 10,000 hours of flight time. He was a member of the A4A Operations Council representing Midwest Airlines. Mark was most recently a member of the Regional Airline Association’s Regional Operations Council and served on the Board of Directors for Sinclair Community College and Florida Institute of Technology aviation schools. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Troy. Mark was an accomplished musician who was proficient in five instruments, and played mostly for leisure in small shows and neighborhood bands. His hobbies included golf, boating and water sports, reading, snowmobiling, flying, and above all else being a loving husband and father. Mark enjoyed his weekly coffee date with his wife Melanie, and was frequently joined by their daughter, Jenée. They also enjoyed going to Broadway shows. Mark was very involved in his children’s lives and supported their many endeavors. He loved watching them participate in band, football, karate, and basketball. He enjoyed a good pick-up game of basketball and tossing a football and baseball with Michael. He was also very proud of their academic accomplishments including both being members of the National Honors Society. Mark took joy in getting together with family and friends to watch a game and grill out- Go Blue! A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Troy with Father Joe Kozar as celebrant. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Brook Park at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at FisherCheney Funeral Home, Troy. Condolences may be left for the family at

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PIQUA — Kathryn (Kay) M. Carpenter, 98, passed away on Sunday, M a y 1 9 , 2013, n i Piqua. K a y w a s b o r n March 1 8 , 1915, i n CARPENTER Piqua, to the late Charles and Alice (Shafford) Benham. She married the John Lowell Carpenter on Oct. 9, 1936, and he preceded her in 1997. Survivors include: a son, William Carpenter of Piqua; two grandchildren, Tara Maria McVety Swarts of Walnut Creek, Calif. and Christian Carpenter of Indianapolis, IN; two great granddaughters, Ashley Comolli and Paige Swarts; a niece, Linda Catlin of Casstown; and a nephew, James (Nheda) Catlin of Newberry, Fla. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Podszuweit, sister, Avis Catlin, and a nephew, John Catlin. Kathryn attended schools in Fletcher and Lakewood, and graduated high school in Springfield,

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Mass. She also graduated from Miami-Jacobs Business College in Dayton and began her working career as a legal secretary in Dayton, then for French Oil Mill Machinery in Piqua. She retired on November 17, 1981, from Piqua Memorial Hospital as a medical secretary after 22 years of service. Kay was a member of the Fletcher United Methodist Church where she participated in United Methodist Women, a member of the YWCA and The Piqua Art Guild. She was a volunteer for the Fletcher Republican Precinct Committee Women, a 4-H advisor, and a Cub Scout Den Mother. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Suber-Shively Funeral Home, 201 W. Main St., Fletcher, with the Reverend Andy Perry of the Fletcher United Methodist Church presiding. Burial will follow in Fletcher Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday one hour prior to the funeral service, from 1011 a.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences to the family may be sent to w w w. s h i v e l y f u n e r a

Adele U. Koehnen KETTERING — Adele U. Koehnen, 91, of Kettering, died suddenly on Saturday, May 18, 2013. A lifelong Daytonian, she was preceded in death by her parents, Gerard and Eleonora Unverferth, brother Harold Unverferth, and two loving husbands Robert J. Schweller and John J. Koehnen. She is survived by her daughter, Elaine Schweller-Snyder and son-in-law, Chip Snyder, of Sidney, and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Adele graduated from Julienne High School and the University of Dayton. She also studied dramatic art at Proctor’s School. In 1944, she started at WHIO Radio writing continuity, and did on-air work with a 15-minute Saturday morning show “The Feminine Spotlight” and Monday through Friday segments as Cornelia, an on-air shopper for Rike’s Department Store. She left WHIO in 1947 to marry her high school sweetheart Robert Schweller. Their daughter was born in 1951. In 1956, Adele was hired by the brand new Kettering-Oakwood Times as women’s editor; she also wrote a slice-of-life humor column called “The Line’s Busy” by Adele Louise. Eleven years later, she left the Times and began freelance writing for “Leisure,” a Sunday supplement of the Dayton Daily News. She later moved to the Neighbors section as a Hereabouts columnist and contributed numerous feature articles including an historical series about places in Kettering called “Now and Then.” Always looking forward, thinking of that

next story, she was still writing for Neighbors at the time of her death. A former president of the UD Mother’s Club and an avid UD basketball fan, Adele was a seasonticket holder for more than 65 years, attending games with her daughter. She was a devout Catholic and woman of great Faith who loved musicals, words, and a good game of scrabble. A memorial Mass will be held at noon on Thursday at St. Albert the Great Church, Kettering.Friends may greet the family from 10 a.m. to noon in the Gathering Space at the church. The family requests no flowers. Instead, please send donations in Adele’s name to St. Albert the Great Church, Lehman Catholic High School (2400 St. Marys Ave., Sidney OH 45365), or the University of Dayton Champions and Scholars Fund. Condolences may be sent to

SIDNEY — Kenneth L. Eilerman, 62, of Cecil Road, Sidney, passed away of natural causes following a brief illness on Saturday afternoon, May 18, 2013, at the Ohio State Univers i t y Medi c a l Center i n Columbus. He w a s b o r n Sept. 2 3 , EILERMAN 1950, at Sidney, Ohio, to Lawrence and Claribel (Simon) Eilerman. Ken is survived by a brother, Russell and Beverly Eilerman of Sidney; two nieces, Megan Eilerman of Sidney and Jodi (fiance Chris) Eilerman of T a m p a Bay, Fla. Numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and a very special friend, Sherrie Phillis of Fort Loramie, also survive. He was preceded in death by both parents. A 1968 graduate of Fort Loramie High School, Mr. Eilerman went on to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves

Joyce Raymond ‘J.R.’ Keiser TROY — Joyce Raymond “J.R.” Keiser, 61, of Troy, died on Monday, May 20, 2013, at Troy Care & Rehabilitation Center. He was born on Nov. 28, 1951, in Piqua, Ohio, to the late William and Luella (Miller) Keiser. His wife of 16 years, Carol Ann (Green) Keiser, survives. J.R. is also survived by his son and daughter-inlaw, Charles and Robyn Nurnberger II and their family of Ft. Bragg, N.C.; daughter, Caryn (Ryan Brady) Miles of Troy; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Tim Brandt of Ludlow Falls; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kirby and Joyce Keiser of Ludlow Falls and Berlyn and Nanette Keiser of Bradford; five grandchildren, Austin Debar, Nicholas Debar, Zackery Debar, Morgan Nurnberger, and Tya Nurnberger; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jason Keiser. J.R. was a 1970 gradu-

ate of Bradford High School. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville; a past member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie #2177 of Greenville; and a lifelong member of the NRA. He enjoyed western movies and books. He retired from Corning Glass in Greenville and was currently employed with RMI Security at Honda in Troy. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy with interment to follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Miami Valley, 42 North Detroit St., Xenia, OH 45385. Friends may express condolences to the family through

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with a dip in the river, but Ganger advises against that. “It’s easy for them to get out there, lose their strength and then panic,” Ganger said. “That’s when they go down, and that’s always bad.” Ganger said the department decided to perform the exercise to “re-familiarize” themselves with the boats, diving equipment and rescue maneuvers. “This is a refresher for

them and we have to be familiar with it,” Ganger said. “We have to get comfortable doing it.”

decided to swim across the river. William never made it and after being submerged for 49 minutes, he was pronounced dead once his body was recovered. It serves as a potent reminder of the dangers associated with the river and why firefighters continually train to learn or hone their lifesaving capabilities in the event of tragedy, said Piqua Fire Capt. Kevin Ganger. With schools letting out for the summer and temperatures on the rise, it’s just a matter of time before children or teens think about cooling off


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for a brief period during the Vietnam era. He was retired from Crown Equipment in New Bremen and had also been engaged in grain farming. Ken was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, the Fort Loramie Racing Club and the Fort Loramie American Legion Post No. 355. An avid sports fan, Ken followed the Bengals, Buckeyes, Reds, and NASCAR without exception. He enjoyed Eldora and Shady Bowl Auto Races, Thursday night league bowling, farming, grooming the lawn and his dog, “Lucky.” Ken was also supportive of community activities. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with the Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday at Gehret Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Fort Loramie Rescue Squad or Fort Loramie Fire Department. Condolences may be expressed at



PLEASANT HILL — Diane Smith Carroll, 57, of Pleasant Hill, passed away at Crossroads Rehabilitat i o n a n d Nursi n g Home in Vand a l i a CARROLL Sunday May 19, 2013, at 8:55 a.m. She was born May 29, 1955, to Reva Seidel Bolin and the late Charles Robert Smith. She married Ricky Lee Carroll on June 28, 1973. She is survived by one son, Ricky Lee Carroll II of Kentucky, and a daughter and son-in-law, Paula and George Pierce of Huber Heights, grandchildren Devon Karnehm and Montanna Karnehm of Huber Heights, Sabrina and Elizabeth Carroll of

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Ella Collins Age: 2 Birthdate: May 19, 2011 Parents: Dan and Leia Collins of Piqua Siblings: William and Wyatt Collins Grandparents: Tom and Tammy Cornett, Bill and Lisa Collins all of Piqua Great-grandparents: Jean Crotinger of Piqua, Ann Mathew of Celina, Tom and Ruth Williamson of West Manchester

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Age: 11 Birthdate: May 22, 2002 Parents: Brian and Kari Stewart, Sidney Grandparents: Ole and Carol Anderson of Piqua, Diana Kleinfelder of Sidney, and the late Robert Stewart Great-grandparents: Mary Latham of CONNOR STEWART Piqua, Marjorie Anderson of Troy, Carol Huelskamp of Sidney



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Ohio Briefs Inmate walks away from garage duty LEBANON (AP) — The Ohio prisons department says an inmate is missing after walking away from his work assignment as an auto mechanic. The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says Stephen Ramey was last seen shortly before noon Tuesday at the garage at Lebanon Correctional Institution in southwest Ohio. The garage, where state vehicles are repaired, is outside the prison’s security perimeter in a minimumsecurity camp. The state says the 35year-old Ramey was admitted to prison in March on a one-year sentence for a burglary conviction out of Montgomery County and was scheduled for release in January. The state’s last walkaway inmate was captured within a day after leaving a prison garage at Mansfield Correctional Institution in December 2011.

Ohio reveals where new 70 mph speed limit applies COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Department of Transportation has revealed which sections of rural interstate highway will have a higher speed limit of 70 mph instead of 65 mph starting July 1. The department said Tuesday that the limit will increase on more than 570 miles of interstate highway. The increase applies to parts of Interstates 70, 71, 75, 76, 77 and 90 but doesn’t include sections of those roads in major metropolitan areas and a few smaller cities along the way. More than 300 signs will be made to alert drivers about the new limits. A 70-mph limit already is in effect for the Ohio Turnpike stretching across the northern part of the state.

Ex-AG applies for law license COLUMBUS (AP) — Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann has applied to have his law license reinstated now that he’s served a six-month suspension related to ethics violations. Dann resigned as Ohio’s chief law enforcer in 2008 amid a sexual harassment scandal and later pleaded guilty to ethics violations

involving campaign and transition funds. The Ohio Supreme Court ordered a half-year suspension of his law license in November. The suspension, which ended Monday, was half the one-year term that was at one time recommended for Dann. The court gave him credit for fulfilling his community service obligations, paying his fines and submitting character references from judges. But justices said Dann’s former position set him apart from other lawyers, his conduct displayed poor judgment and his reasons for the conduct were ultimately unsatisfactory.

Deadly fall is third recently in Hocking Hills LOGAN (AP) — The second deadly fall in three days in the Hocking Hills region of southeastern Ohio occurred near a waterfall, officials said Monday. The latest fatal fall occurred Monday afternoon near Cedar Falls waterfall in Hocking Hills State Park, about 45 miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio Department of Natural Resources spokesman Mark Bruce said. No other details about the victim or the circumstances were immediately available. It would be the third fallrelated death in the area in the past month. A Dayton-area man died Saturday afternoon when he fell about 130 feet from the top of a cliff while rappelling in Hocking Hills State Forest. A report released Monday identified him as 52-year-old Peter Livingston of Centerville. Livingston had accompanied a Boy Scout troop and was rappelling in a rockclimbing area when he fell, Bruce said. Late last month, separate falls at the state park left a young man dead and a young woman seriously injured. A 19-year-old Columbus man left a marked hiking trail to climb a rock face and fell about 60 feet from a cliff on April 27. In a different part of the park that day, a 23year-old Chillicothe-area woman left a trail, slipped on the edge of a cliff and fell about 100 feet. As Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season that draws more hikers, state officials are encouraging visitors to act responsibly and wear appropriate safety equip-




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TROY — Terry Marie vived by her mother, Carners through fourthgraders can spend Poore, 55, of Troy, passed olyn Poore-McCoy, son Wednesday, June 5, from away Tuesday, May 14, Tyson Poore and brother 5-6:30 p.m. at the YWCA 2013, at Upper Valley Frazier Tate, all of Troy; two grandchildren, Desmaking a “Special Treat Medical Center. She for Dad” for Father’s Day. tiny and Nicholas Poore of Kids will have a fun time w a s Piqua; aunt Louise Jones decorating a grilling b o r n of Ithaca, N.Y. and a host apron for Dad. “He will M a y of cousins and friends who love wearing it all sum- 1 8 , will miss her dearly. mer long for family cook- 1 9 5 7 , A memorial service will outs,” said Sandie Cox, in Troy, be held in Terry’s memory Jesse Special Treat for instructor. All supplies are to Thursday at the Apostolic included in the class fee. a n d Church of Jesus Christ, loFather’s Day For information about C a r cated at 1624 N. 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A look behind the veil ep. Marlin Stutzman, from Indiana, heard about Dr. Kermit Gosnell in February and did what congressmen do: He went to the House floor and pleaded with the media to cover the case of the since-convicted Philadelphia abortion doctor whose filthy clinic and horrible actions have exposed the ugly truths behind abortion. “I went to the floor because innocent life is worth defending,” Stutzman tells me.“A monster in Philadelphia ... murdered newborn babies, preyed on vulnerable women and stuffed bodies into freezers, bags and cat-food tins.” “The American people deserved to know the truth about it, and I was seeking to raise awareness,” he says. But that day in March when he found himself talking about Gosnell on the House floor, he had no idea how personal an issue this would become for him. In a phone call home to his mom days later, he would discover that he was the son of a mother who had nearly had him aborted. “I could never imagine how this case would change my own life,” he KATHY LOPEZ tells me. “When my mom Columnist told me her story -- how her house had just burned down,how she was alone and terrified and how she wanted to find a way to make it 40 miles to get an abortion, but couldn’t -- we both cried.” “I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if there was a Gosnell clinic four miles away instead of 40,” he reflects. “How many more fathers, wives, teachers, doctors and public servants are missing today because of abortion?”


The frightened teenage girl. The single inner-city mom who has made some bad choices and doesn’t quite know what she can do.The 20-something on a career track whose boyfriend is not up to the task of fatherhood.The busy young couple that determines it is not the right time.These are all real scenarios, involving real fears, influenced deeply by a culture that pretends abortion is a quick fix, a solution to a problem. The health of not just our citizens but our national soul demands that we do a better job, that we work hard to foster and nourish life, both in the womb and outside of it. It’s the only way to ensure a society that lives up to the ideals it was founded upon. “We have to stand for life,for babies and for young women like my mom,” Stutzman says. “While Planned Parenthood talks about ‘choice,’ the sad reality is that the abortion business depends on women who feel like they don’t have another option. We need to show compassionate action and offer help to the women who find themselves in an unimaginably hard situation.” In the wake of the Gosnell verdict, we cannot be satisfied with merely moving on or even simply knowing that Congress has now made moves toward investigating what’s happening in abortion clinics across the nation. “There is no moral distinction between ending a child’s life five seconds after birth or five weeks before,” Stutzman emphasizes.“It doesn’t matter who you are,if you can’t come out and say it’s wrong to kill newborns, you need to examine your conscience,” Stutzman says.The nation needs to do just that right about now,knowing that infanticide happens, and in the cleanest clinics and hospitals, not just in a Gosnellian nightmare. Here,perhaps we could consider that even the word“abortion,” which occasionally creeps out from under the euphemisms, is a euphemism in itself, similar to the military’s use of “collateral damage” to mean dead civilians. We all know what’s really happening here. Kathryn Lopez is the editor-at-large of National Review Online She can be contacted at

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A bipartisan solution to a partisan scandal T

agrees with what we alhe Internal Revenue ready believe, and discount Service has been the opinions and data that disobject of jokes for agree with our beliefs.” decades.The one that sticks In short, when we’re in a in my mind, because it’s relpartisan mode, politicians evant, is Jerry Seinfeld’s TV can manipulate us easier character talking about than Jennifer Lopez winkbeing called in for a tax ing at a guy. But if we allow audit. “Have you ever been DONNA BRAZILE that to happen, then every audited?” he asks Elaine. scandal will split the public “It’s hell. It’s the financial Columnist into two camps, and each equivalent of a complete will believe their partisan bias on the scanrectal examination.” What’s funny on television is not at all dal is right. Dooley advises us: “Be aware of the danfunny in real life. The power of the IRS to audit and investigate tax returns is nothing ger of confirmation bias, and acknowledge short of life-altering. The best summary that our judgment can be clouded by it.” He further says that we should: “Aggrescomes from the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas: “The story thus far sively seek out and understand information that disagrees with our existing belief.” seems both chilling and cheering.” Let me challenge you — if you’re conIt’s important to place this in context.The IRS targeted conservative political groups vinced Obama has nothing to do with the and a liberal Jewish group, among others. IRS scandal, or if you believe he directed it This “terrible breach of law,” as Sen. Harry — to consider information that the scandal Reid correctly called it, was uncovered by has a bipartisan origin, as well as a bipartithe U.S.Treasury Inspector General for Tax san solution. The bipartisan origin: The IRS is an inAdministration. Our inspectors general are part of a sys- dependent agency. Former President tem of checks and balances developed by George W. Bush appointed the prior IRS diour Founding Fathers from their rich un- rector for his term of five years, and Dederstanding of humankind. They had wit- mocrats confirmed him. The bipartisan nessed how power corrupted both kings and solution comes from Arent Fox, a businesscommon people, and they devised built-in oriented law firm that deals with the area where businesses and government regulasafeguards against corruption. Injured citizens who wrote their repre- tions cross. Two of their firm’s members, Craig Engle sentatives, who, in turn, began inquiries that were picked up on by the press, which and Brett Kappel — a Democrat and Rebegan its own investigating, were all in- publican, respectively — are part of Arent volved in uncovering this egregious over- Fox’s bipartisan Political Law group. They created “numerous 501(c)(4) organizations reach. That’s the cheering part. The chilling part is that American citi- — one of which was targeted by the IRS.” In zens exercising the Constitution’s First an email that landed in my inbox, Engle Amendment right to free speech could be and Kappel offered bipartisan advice on the harassed and intimidated by the IRS be- IRS findings by Treasury’s inspector gencause of their opinions. What needs to be eral, including one that “highlights a failure thoroughly vetted is if these unwarranted in management that simply disregarded intrusions were politically motivated (di- the proper way to regulate applications.” Here are three of their bipartisan solurected from outside the IRS), or if they were overzealous actions by bureaucrats who tions: 1. The IRS has things backward: It atwere blind to political implications. President Obama fired the acting direc- tempts to determine if an organization is tor of IRS, the Department of Justice has overtly political before the organization has opened a criminal investigation, and the engaged in any political activity. “That is president sent his own chill down the backs like the IRS telling you how much income of those implicated during a short, televised tax you owe before you have earned any inspeech: “I will not tolerate this kind of be- come.” 2) Engle and Kappel recommend that havior ... especially in the IRS, given the power that it has and the reach that it has nonprofits merely register with the IRS and into all of our lives. ... It should not matter automatically get the status of a nonprofit. 3) “Many are blaming Citizens United -what political stripe you’re from — the fact of the matter is, is that the IRS has to oper- but that is not right. What we need to do is see if people are complying with Citizens ate with absolute integrity.” An important part of the context of the United. That’s two different things.” I don’t agree with everything in this biIRS scandal is the knee-jerk partisan atmosphere in which it takes place. Congress partisan solution, but I’m following Roger has been gridlocked for years, but more im- Dooley’s advice to set aside my partisan biportant, recent polls show the American ases, and consider with an open mind a bipeople are allowing themselves to become partisan solution to the IRS scandal. more partisanly divided. Donna Brazile is a senior Democratic In the May 7 issue of Forbes Magazine, “neuromarketer” Roger Dooley warns about strategist, a political commentator and contributor to CNN and ABC News, and a consomething called “confirmation bias.” “That’s the tendency that influences all tributing columnist to Ms. Magazine and O, of us to put more faith in information that the Oprah Magazine.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Daft Punk

Gender reassignment involves more than goes outside comfort zone for new album a lifestyle change DEAR ABBY: My husband and I recently learned that our sister-inlaw’s adult son from a prior marriage, “Charlie,” is now “Claire.” My husband and I have three sons, ages 2 to 10 years. This sister-in-law expressed concern that our 10-year-old would remember Charlie and say someABIGAIL VAN BUREN thing inappropriate. She’s demanding that we lie to Advice him and tell him Claire is another daughter we have everyone who finds out they receive this money never met. My husband and I do becomes angry and jealnot lie to our children. We ous. Abby, these benefits feel it is best to explain to came from his earnings and are meant to assist all three of our sons that me in supporting the chilCharlie has decided to dren he is no longer here make a lifestyle change to help with. We try not to and let them ask quesmention the money, but tions if they choose. What sometimes it comes up in is your opinion? conversation. PHOTO BY MATT SAYLES/INVISION/AP — TRUTH-TELLING How can people be jealIn this April 17 photo, Thomas Bangalter, left, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, from the music group, Daft PARENTS ous about money received Punk, pose for a portrait in Los Angeles. The electronic duo’s new studio album, “Random Access Memofrom such a tragedy? Would ries” releases in the US on May 21. DEAR PARENTS: I they really want to lose a BY RYAN PEARSON album, which ick: Taking their time with don’t believe in lying to family member in exchange “Human voices in pop pated streamed on iTunes prior to new projects, mostly staying children either, but before for cash? Please ask people music are becoming more AP Entertainment Writer and more robotic,” Bangalter Tuesday’s release. “This out of the press and keeping you tell your sons that to be more considerate in a LOS ANGELES (AP) — said. “(The album) is a robotic album makes me not like their faces anonymous so Charlie decided to make a situation where a child has It’s tempting to say Daft project and a technological LA,” DJ-producer Diplo they can live relatively nor- “lifestyle change,” I urge paid a far greater price than Punk has gone Hollywood. one that is trying to get more tweeted. “These guys are way mal lives. (Both have homes you to do some research any check in the mail could The influential French and more human.” smarter then me. I’m defi- in Paris. Bangalter also has a about gender identity. It is cover. electronic duo crafted its first not as simple on any level Through arranger Chris nitely missing something.” house in Los Angeles.) — SURVIVING MOM film score, for “Tron: Legacy,” Caswell, the group linked up Billboard called the album It’s gone according to plan: as changing an aspect of IN ILLINOIS three years ago and are now with players who could evoke “messy” but said it was “fan- Their music is known, while one’s lifestyle. It is about releasing a well-financed, their favorite music from tastic to hear these master- their personalities and per- who Claire truly feels she DEAR MOM: I’m sorry smartly hyped pop album Chic, early Michael Jackson, minds trying again,” while sonal lives are not. is inside. for your loss. People, parfeaturing what they call an Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac. Pitchfork praised its musiIf your oldest boy re- ticularly in a difficult “People seem really to get ensemble cast of contempo- Chic’s Nile Rodgers, drum- cianship and “amazing level it,” de Homem-Christo said. members Charlie, he economy, can become jealrary singers and veteran mu“We’ve been doing that for a should know that some ous if they think someone mer JR Robinson and bassist of detail.” sicians. Beginning with “Bring while and everybody ap- people feel from an early is getting “something for James Genus lay the musical There’s long been a showbed for vocalists including Life Back to Music,” the proves apparently. The star age that they were born nothing.” (And depending biz bent to the work of Julian Casablancas, Panda album’s lyrics sometimes system, the idol, the cult of into the wrong body — the upon how dysfunctional a Thomas Bangalter and GuyBear from Animal Collective seem in dialogue with today’s personality is not the only wrong gender. Fortu- family is, they might inManuel de Homem-Christo, and Pharrell. It’s a long way electronic dance scene, which way to be in entertainment.” nately, there is help for it deed be willing to “lose” a who for the last 13 years Sitting at a courtyard pic- in the form of medication family member in exhave hidden their faces in from the two-man home stu- the group has been critical of and surgery. He should be change for cash.) public appearances by wear- dio productions that defined in recent interviews. They nic table at the Jim Henson told that the problem has I’m passing your sentiing robot helmets and cos- the first three Daft Punk al- say current laptop produc- Studios in Hollywood, site of been solved and Charlie is ments along, but my adDaft Arts production oftheir software makes the tion bums. tumes. Bangalter compares “Making music with musi- genre’s music both too easy fices, Bangalter responds now Claire. When the vice to you is to stop the mystique-building masks thoughtfully to most ques- younger children are discussing finances unless and bringing back a to create and too similar. cians — echoed by musicians in“And yet, technology is this tions posed to the duo; de older, they can be told the there is a specific reason cluding Deadmau5 and MF certain craftsmanship, that wonderful thing. We are def- Homem-Christo is quieter, same thing in an age-ap- why the person you’re was totally unfamiliar for us. Doom — to an ever-evolving initely using it on the record less comfortable conversing propriate manner if the talking to must have that It was somehow a certain comic book superhero who information. in a much more invisible in English. Both wear basic subject comes up. fantasy,” Bangalter said. “It’s starts as a side story “then shirts, ripped jeans and way,” Bangalter noted. “A funny because it was somemaybe 50 years later it beDear Abby is written by DEAR ABBY: My chilcomes like a big franchise how a luxury to be able to do song like ‘Touch’ with Paul scruffy beards. “We’re like Abigail Van Buren, also dren’s father died of canregular blokes,” de HomemWilliams has 250 tracks on it that. But at the same time it movie in Hollywood.” cer about a year ago. As a known as Jeanne Phillips, Yet Daft Punk’s new was not a comfortable posi- and it’s something we could- Christo said. result, they receive Social and was founded by her think people are really “I have done without the n’t tion.” album “Random Access They started with several most updated computer more excited to see the robots Security benefits as his mother, Pauline Phillips. Memories” isn’t the special Write Dear Abby at effects-filled summer block- days of jam sessions in Los technology around. But tech- than they would be to see surviving dependents. He or had no life insurance, so ourselves,” he added. “It’s like nology today has a really limAngeles, then spent four buster you might expect. The P.O. Box 69440, Los Angethis is all they have. C-3PO or Chewbacca. ... I’m ited shelf life and we wanted years layering sounds, editgroup that helped popularize The problem is nearly les, CA 90069. electronic dance music in the ing, rearranging and re- to try to go back, or bring a big ‘Star Wars’ fan but I Bangalter back a certain timelessness never wanted to find out who United States has used al- recording. Solve it was behind (the characters). most exclusively live instru- compares the duo to a film of the music.” And if I did it right now, I When Daft Punk released director “shooting for months mentation on the 13 songs, many modeled on the easy- and months, stopping some- its last proper album, would forget his face. It going groove of late 1970s times to do reshoots and then “Human After All,” in 2005, would not interest me. ... The pop and disco. At a time lots of editing ... to create at Facebook was still just for robots are far more trippy when drum machines and the end a certain spontaneity college students and Twitter and opening your imaginaurgent computer-generated that is somehow con- didn’t exist. To return to cin- tion than my face or Thomas’ ema comparisons, Bangalter face, and the way we live, chords dominate the charts, structed.” Complete the Early response has been and de Homem-Christo are which is not even a crazy Daft Punk went the opposite grid so every row, mixed to the hotly antici- electro-pop’s Terrence Mal- celebrity lifestyle.” direction. column and 3 x 3 box contains ■ Contract Bridge — By Steve Becker every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively.


Sudoku Puzzle

Double with even, pass with odd

Assume you’re South and the bidding goes as shown. West’s seven-heart bid over your Blackwood four notrump has robbed your partner of the opportunity to indicate how many aces he has. As a result of West’s nuisance bid, you don’t know whether to double seven hearts (and collect a few

hundred points) or to bid seven spades (and collect 2,210 points if North has the missing ace). Problems of this sort occur once in a while, and there is a sensible way of dealing with them. The method that many experts use to combat opposing interference over Blackwood is fairly simple, but it does require a prearranged partnership understanding. Briefly stated, it is this: If the Blackwood bidder’s partner doubles the interference bid, he says that he has either no aces or two aces. This is easy to remember mnemonically because the natural tendency, with no aces, would be to double to keep partner from bidding further.

If the Blackwood bidder’s partner passes the interference bid, he indicates that he has either one ace or three aces. By applying this mechanism to the present case, South knows that North has an ace when he passes West’s seven-heart bid. South therefore bids seven spades and collects 2,210 points. Some players call this convention DEPO. This is simply an acronym where the letters DE stand for Double with an Even number of aces (zero or two), and PO stands for Pass with an Odd number of aces (one or three). More concisely, the rule is: Double with even, pass with odd. Using this method, the Blackwood


bidder will rarely have any difficulty figuring out exactly how many aces partner has. Tomorrow: When to abandon the percentages.


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God’s ways are not our ways his is Tuesday evening around 10 p.m. It’s late and I should join the rest of the family and go to bed. It seems our days are extra filled with all the extra cleaning we are doing plus gardening. Tonight we were out in the garden planting until 8:30 p.m. We planted 92 tomato plants. I am glad we waited to plant as we had 29 degrees yesterday morning. It seems very empty tonight as daughter Lovina went home from school with a friend. Only one person missing makes such an empty spot. I often think of families that lose a child or parent and the emptiness that must be felt in the house. It will be 3 years next week that sister Emma and Jacob’s little 8 month old Marilyn was laid to rest. We still have precious memories of her short stay here on Earth. God’s ways are not our ways. Our children are a gift to us from God and only “He” knows when “He” wants them back in “His” care. Mother would always tell us to pray daily before and after the birth of each child. Who can help us better than God to raise our dear children in this world so full of hate and sin? Today we were cleaning in the basement again. We were gathering things we don’t use or need. I’m hoping I can have a garage sale next week to get rid of the extras.The basement seems to be our place to accumulate so much. Since we skipped having church services here a year ago because of the fire we never did give the basement a thorough cleaning. With the heating stove down there all winter it accumulates dust. The water that was sprayed from the fire in the boys bedroom seeped all the way to the basement making black markings here and there. Thursday will be the wedding for Joel and Alma. Susan’s suit is all done. Meanwhile, a friend from church is helping out by sewing daughter Elizabeths’s cape and apron for her suit. Elizabeth was able to sew the dress but the wedding day was coming up too fast for her to get the other items done. Daughter Lovina will have her 9th birthday on Saturday, May 18. She is excited about that and is having her school friends over on Monday, May 20 for a sleepover. She already has the evening planned. How could 9 years have passed so quickly? We had only been living in Michigan for eight weeks before she was delivered by emergency c-section 3 weeks before her due date. I didn’t even have a doctor here in Michigan yet so we had some anxious moments. God once again had His protecting hand over us. Our sympathy goes to Arlene from Dayton, Virginia. She was here for a visit last fall along with her parents, Uncle, Aunt, and cousin




Smiling along with Earl ix years ago, Earl came home with me. He wasn’t exactly a rescue dog because I paid big dollars for him (without RB’s knowledge) but he really needed a family. The day before, we lost our beloved Beagle, Chance; grief-wise, we weren’t going to make it. The pet shop people repeatedly mentioned the puppy’s birthday was Christmas day. So — did that mean he expected two presents on the 25th? I later realized they were telling me the little Westhighland Terrier was nearly six months old, never socialized. His price was marked down because he’d been there too long. He was accustomed to doing all his elimination in his glass cage; he had no choice! House-breaking him was a tough job. He stayed in his wire “bedroom” only when we were away, never longer than two hours at most. We could expect a mess when we returned; he had a shower every Sunday. He not only spread it all over the cage, he played in it. And smiled about it! He was a little guy, weighing 9 pounds when I brought him home. His top weight now is 18 pounds, after a haircut. Pound for pound, he’s the best investment I ever made and most of that is solid love. He guards our entire corner, and the other side of the street as well. Westies aren’t aggressive but if a disagreement arises with another dog, a Westie

S LOVINA EICHER The Amish Cook Sharon. Sharon is a penpal with daughter Elizabeth. Arlene was married on April 10 to Aaron. On April 30 Arlene found her husband had passed away in his sleep. How shocking this had to be for her and everyone in the community. May God give her strength and comfort to go on through this trial in her life. With asparagus season still in full swing, try this delicious recipe!

ASPARAGUS EGG CASSEROLE 2 cups fresh cooked asparagus 4 eggs, boiled, peeled, and chopped 1 /4 cup flour 1 cup milk 1 cup shredded cheese Bread crumbs, 2 – 3 slices crumbled 4 tablespoons butter Place eggs in the bottom of greased casserole dish, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drain asparagus and reserve 1 cup of juice (water asparagus was cooked in). Place drained asparagus on top of eggs. In a saucepan melt butter and then mix in flour. Add milk and 1 /2 cup asparagus juice. As the mixture begins to thicken add the rest of the juice. Continue to stir until mixture thickens. Pour the thick sauce over the eggs and asparagus. Sprinkle cheese on top. Add bread crumbs. Bake at 400 until bread crumbs are toasted.

won’t back down. Size doesn’t matter; they don’t know they’re little. Earl’s “girlfriend” is a big, blonde Labrador. He assumes everyone loves him because he loves everyone, including cats. Westies are an offshoot of Scottish Terriers. Until the 1800’s, a white puppy born into a litter of black Scotties was destroyed. When someone decided to save them, they became a new breed. White dogs were easier to see in the fields and Westies love to work. Their short legs allow them to enter low caves and crevices to chase small from the varmints fields/gardens. The short, thick tail was used as a handle to pull them out of holes too shallow for Uturns. Their feet turn outwards, like a duck, and are better than a shovel for digging. (He’s still learning that our yard is not for digging.) Within a year, he destroyed all the ugly slugs from our yard, after I’d fought them for years. His white coat gets filthy fast! RB showers him without much difficulty but he regularly visits his Beauty Shop for nail care and haircuts. He thinks the place is so special that he smiles as he runs to greet everyone before going where he’s supposed to start. It’s amazing to consider the many words he has learned in these six years. The average dog knows at least 30 and can learn up to 160 or more. We’ve found it

necessary to spell words when we don’t want him in the conversation; he’s inclined to eavesdrop. Now we find the boy can spell familiar words, like “ball, porch, leash, car, cookie, go, car.” A favorite word is “coming.” When he hears that, he dashes to the window to see who it might be. A magnificent word and person is “Mailman.” Just the word “mail” sends him to the door. That man collects scents on his route, along with the smell of mail he carries. Earl thinks he’s wonderful and wants to smell all our mail. If he misses him at the door, he runs to the window to watch him walk back to the mail truck. The mailman says he appreciates that someone cares about him. Every year, Earl goes to church for the Blessing of the Animals and wears a St. Francis metal on his collar. (He needs all the blessings he can get.) He’s never disgraced himself there but his presence wasn’t appreciated by a cat, and a dog took a dislike to him without provocation. It’s interesting to see instinct at work, as he does something we would have expected him to learn from his birth family. One example is burying the bone, or cookie, or treat He doesn’t ask to take his prize outside but finds safe spots in the house. Laundry left on the floor is a preferred place, or under a throw rug or a piece of fur-

CAROLYN STEVENS Columnist niture. After much time involved in burying his loot, we’ve watched him recover it and move it to another area. His bed is rarely a choice; anyway he usually sleeps in RB’s recliner. Frequent ballgames through the day are essential. Visitors are forced into play, whether they want to or not. To get attention, he drops the ball so it can be heard, repeating that until he gets a partner. The hard and fast game goes about five minutes before he puts the ball down and sits beside it. We’ve had a few small items broken during the game but it’s been the fault of the thrower, not the retriever. There are a dozen balls all over the house (he’s not good about picking up his toys) but there is only one B-A-L-L. Like a baby with a favorite pacifier, no substitute will suffice. It’s a major crisis when the ball gets lost — in the flower bed or even the cellar. We search hard and suffer until it’s found, when we all really do smile along with him. Contact columnist Carolyn Stevens by emailing m.

■ Grandparenting ear Grandparenting: When I was a everybody kid, pretty much wanted to be a goody two shoes. I would say that went for 98 percent of the girls. There were always some boys who walked on the wild side, but the girls stayed on the straight and narrow. That is why I am so puzzled by my granddaughter. She doesn’t even pretend she’s good. She is all attitude and mouth. What’s worse is how it pays off. She is Miss Popularity. She has more girl friends than anyone. She has boy friends lined up around the block. She gets positive attention for being negative. It just reinforces her and makes her think she is the winner. What is it about our grandchildren’s generation that finds something to admire about how my granddaughter acts? She is nothing but a cobra waiting to strike out at whatever and whoever gets in her way. — Grand Penny Pottstown, Pa.


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Miss Popularity grandchildren who seem possessed by this modern evil of incivility. It didn’t used to be this way. In the short span of two generations – the time it took for yesterday’s grandchildren to become today’s grandparents – the value system of many youth has gone south. Why? Your comment about how your granddaughter receives “posiattention being tive negative” goes to the heart of the matter. This type of behavior plays well within your granddaughter’s social group because it allows her to intimidate and manipulate others. She’s the fearful Queen Bee, large and in charge of her environment. On the other hand, she likely has real difficulty developing deep, intimate peer relationships, since it

would expose the vulnerabilities she wants to hide. The bag of tricks that allows your granddaughter to achieve world domination of her social set loses its effectiveness at home or with family. Instead of positive attention, it generates tension and animosity – self-respecting grandparents aren’t about to roll over and play helpless when presented with such punkish behavior. Turning it around isn’t easy. Begin by ignoring behavior used to get attention or something denied. Insist she ask for things in an appropriate way, and reward her when she does. Avoid power struggles – when things degenerate into chaos, everybody loses. GRAND REMARK OF THE WEEK

TOM & DEE HARDIE KEY KIDDER Columnists Girl from Silver Phoenix, Ariz. passes this one on. “The best parents,” she said, “get promoted to grandparents.” Dee and Tom, married more than 50 years, have eight grandchildren. Together with Key, they welcome questions, suggestions and Grand Remarks of the Week. Send to P.O. Box 27454, Towson, MD, 21285. Call (410) 9634426.

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■ Surviving Diabetes

Only time will tell on potential changes ometimes we don’t do as we’re told. Sometimes this comes around to bite us in the butt as I well learned Monday night. Like everyone, my life is very busy. When I have a sugar problem, I treat it and move on because there’s always something that needs to be done or somewhere to go. Because of this busyness, I didn’t notice a pattern until it destroyed my perfect 24 hours! You may remember reading one of my columns a little while back about my no-hitter. I was just three hours away from having another one! Those of you who missed the no-hitter column are probably wondering what hours have to do with a no-hitter. You see, in the world of continuous glucose monitoring sensors, no-hitters refer to times when you’re able to



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keep your blood sugar level between your high and low limits for 24 hours. Let me review here for anyone just joining us. A continuous glucose monitoring sensors tells you what your blood sugar is every five minutes. You set a high and low limit and it will alert you if you are above your high or below your low. It will also alarm you if you are rising or falling. My low limit is set at 80. My high is set at 180. To say that staying between these two numbers is difficult is an enormous understatement! But, I almost did it. From 9 p.m. Sunday night to 6 p.m. Monday, the graph on my Dexcom CGMS was perfect! The blood sugar line went right in between the 80 and 180 lines. There were small peaks and valleys. It was by no means a straight line

(Even a non-diabetic person wouldn’t have a straight line), but it was between 80 and 180 for 21 hours! Then dinner happened. I read labels, and used my best guessing for items that didn’t have labels, to come up with the amount of carbs I would be eating. I entered this in my pump and let it figure up how much insulin I should give. Well, it was way too much! We rushed off to my son’s baseball game after dinner. As I sat there watching the first inning, I felt Dex vibrate in my pocket. Immediately I thought, Crap! There goes my no-hitter! Luckily the concession stand offered a yummy way to treat my low while consoling myself for the ruined achievement. Isn’t it great that chocolate can serve two purposes! I was

eating my “treatment” when it hit me. I almost lost the no-hitter earlier that day too and come to think of it, that was right after lunch. And, come to think of it, I seem to go low pretty often after meals. Hmmm, I saw the doctor last week and he told me my insulin to carbohydrate ratio was too high for the simple fact that according to him, someone my size should not need one unit of insulin to cover 10 carbs. He recommended I change to one for every 15 carbs. Now, I do do one for 15 during some of the day, but he thought I should never need more than that. Sure doc, good advice. I’ll take that into consideration when I have a minute (We’re back to that busyness again). So, did I change the settings in my pump? No. Did

Project examines premature births

COLUMBUS (AP) — The March of Dimes is spending $10 million in Ohio for collaborative research into the problem of babies being born prematurely. The project will draw on the expertise of hospitals in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati to try to explain why babies are born too soon and to find ways to use that information to predict and prevent prematurity. The Columbus Dispatch reported Tuesday that participating universities and hospitals will turn to a diverse group of researchers, some of whom haven’t been involved in this kind of work before. They include evolutionary biologists, mathematicians, sociologists, psychologists and biomed-

ical engineers. The Ohio group will involve Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus; the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; and, in Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, University MacDonald Hospitals Women’s Hospital, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and the MetroHealth System. The Ohio participants also will work with scientists involved in a similar project based at Stanford University in California that started in 2011, and with experts at several other locations nationwide. “In some ways, for prema-

turity researchers, Ohio is kind of the promised land and this is the golden age,” said Dr. Charles Lockwood, dean of Ohio State University’s College of Medicine. One in nine children born in the U.S. arrives before 37 weeks of gestation. In Ohio, it’s one in eight, or more than 15,000 babies every year. Care for these children can cost millions of dollars, and surviving babies can have serious health problems. Research plans could include taking a closer look at potential environmental and genetic factors and learning more about why certain groups of women are more prone to early labor. Lockwood said research into Ohio’s Somali population, for example, could prove en-

lightening. Somali women have lower rates of prematurity while African-American women have extremely high rates, he said. “One of the great unsolved mysteries in biology is what is the signal that says it’s an OK time for your baby to come out into the world,” said Dr. Louis J. Muglia, director of the Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth at Cincinnati Children’s and the leader of the Ohio initiative. Dr. David Stevenson, who heads the project at Stanford, said he’s excited to work with the Ohio group. “The March of Dimes is reaching out to the best scientists and saying, ‘Come on you guys, let’s fix this,’” he said.

my no-hitter get ruined because of it? Yes. So, even though my perfect 24 hours with Dex got messed up, something good did come of it. I sat right there at the ball field and changed my insulinto-carbohydrate ratio. Hopefully now my meals won’t result in lows. I know it will happen sometimes. No ratio or piece of technology is going to be perfect, but I think I’ll see a reduction in lows because of this change. The Dexcom CGMS lets you enter events such as meals when they take place. I have not been doing this, but I plan to start. This


Columnist will allow me to see what eating is doing to my sugar. More changes may be needed, but I guess only time will tell. I’m very thankful I have the technology to help me tell. I just have to take a break from the busyness and remember to use it! Jennifer Runyon has had type 1 diabetes for 25 years. She can be reached at

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Piqua to hold speed camp The third annual Piqua Football Junior High Speed and Conditioning camp will begin Monday, June 3 and run through July 11. Camps will be held 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays. Brochures will be passed out at Piqua Junior High and Washington/Bennett and Wilder. They are also available at Piqua High School as well. Cost of the camp is $90. Checks should be made payable to Piqua Football and can be sent to Bill Nees, Head Football Coach, Piqua High School, 1 Indian Trail, Piqua, OH 45356.

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Lehman hires new basketball coaches Tollefson, Hall tak over Cavalier programs BY KEN BARHORST Civitas Media SIDNEY — John Tollefson wasn’t going to let the opportunity go by again. A Cincinnati Moeller graduate, Tollefson said he thought about applying for the Lehman boys basketball job when it came open three years ago. But the posting said “previous experience required,” or something to that affect, and it scared him off. Not this time, however. Tollefson not only applied for the job, but he got it, athletic director Dick Roll announcing the decision Monday. Tollefson was the head coach at Dayton Northridge last season and



guided the team to an 1113 record. That might not sound like much, but as Tollefson said, “Those 11 wins actually equalled the total from the previous two years,” so he was pleased with it. “We had a good year,” he said. Prior to being the head coach at Northridge, Tollefson was an assistant coach for one year at Vandalia Butler. And he has 15 years of AAU coaching experience.

“We had three secondround candidates,” Roll said Monday. “John is what we were looking for in a coach. He will be dedicated, he’s big on getting the kids in the weight room, he’s enthusiastic and he will have discipline.” Tollefson was one of two head coaches Roll announced on Monday. the other is Craig Hall, a Houston graduate who moved up from being an assistant coach last season to being the head coach this season. Tollefson, said he “feels lucky.” “I had a great experience at Vandalia,” he

Tourney Schedule BASEBALL TODAY TIPPECANOE D-III No. 2 Versailles vs.No. 3 W. Liberty-Salem at Tipp City, 5 p.m. No. 4 Miami East vs. No. 1 Triad at Urbana, 5. p.m. COVINGTON D-IV No. 2 Lehman vs. No. 3 Riverside at Botkins, 5 p.m. No. 1 Russia vs. No. 4 Fort Loramie at Piqua, 5 p.m. SOFTBALL FRIDAY BROOKVILLE D-IV DISTRICT FINALS Newton vs. Cincinnati Country Day, 5 p.m. SATURDAY TIPPECANOE D-III DISTRICT FINALS Miami East vs. Middletown Madison, 11 a.m. BROOKVILLE D-IV DISTRICT FINALS Covington vs. Franklin Monroe, 11 a.m. TENNIS THURSDAY D-II DISTRICT DOUBLES AT KINGS ISLAND Pierce Bennett/Mitchell Shroyer, Lehman, 9 a.m. DISTRICT TRACK & FIELD PIQUA D-I DISTRICT TODAY/FRIDAY Piqua GRAHAM D-II DISTRICT THURSDAY/SATURDAY Versailles (boys only) WEST MILTON D-III DISTRICT TODAY/SATURDAY Bradford, Covington, Houston, Lehman Catholic, Miami East, Newton, Russia, Versailles (girls only).

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Piqua team has good year The Piqua eighth grade softball team finished the season with a 13-4 record, good for third in the GWOC North. The roster included Allysa Jones, Alexis Gordon, Rayna Brownlee, Cheyenne Clark, Amantha Gapriel, Kelsie Hall, Cheyenne Jacobs, Kendra Forness, Allison Powell, Olivia Price and Kalie Ware. One highlight of the season was defeating Greenville, who was undefeated at the time, 3-2. Clark, as a starting pitcher, had a record of 10-3, while Hall had a record of 3-1. Jones led the hitting attack with a .661 average with five home runs and 27 RBI. Forness, Jones, and Clark combined for 68 RBI. Gordon and Brownlee scorched the base paths with 25 stolen bases combined. The team played great defense throughout the whole season with every team member contributing.

Nothing to think about Mollette play helps Newton ‘snag’ D-IV sectional title BY JOSH BROWN Civitas Media TIPP CITY — When Becca Carpenter sent a shot towards right field with the tying run on third base and two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Newton pitcher Kirsten Burden had little time to think about what was going a on. Second baseman Madison Mollette had even less. “I just knew that I had

to get it,” Mollette said. The freshman leapt up, fully extended her arm and snared the line drive, ending the threat and keeping the Indians ahead by one run. As clutch as the play was, it was also one of many that the young Newton defense made as the Indians continued to come of age, hanging on for a 2-1 victory over Southeastern in the Division IV sectional ANTHONY WEBER/CIVITAS MEDIA PHOTO

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Newton’s Madison Mollette fields a ground ball Tuesday.

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BROOKVILLE —A lot of teams feel like they have to be playing flawless softball at this point in the season. The way Miami East hit the ball Monday, it could afford a couple of mistakes. The Vikings (21-6) doled out 15 hits and posted six runs in the third inning during the Division III sectional title game Monday at Brookville, holding on from there to knock off Versailles 7-4 and advance to Saturday’s district final. "We came out and hit the ball well, especially in the third inning to break it open," Miami East coach Brian Kadel said. "We played pretty good defense for most of the game (three errors), but we didn't let them take advantage of many of our mistakes. We just battled. "It wasn't perfect, but at this point in the season, it doesn't have to be. You've just got to find ways to win, and that's what we did." Paige Kiesewetter — who struck out eight and got the win — was 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs, Kris Bigelow was 2for-3 with a double and two RBIs, Madison Linn

and Lindsey Brookhart were both 3-for-4 with a double, Christine Bowling doubled and Paige Mullen was 2-for-3. Mullen also had a clutch play in the field that set the tone for the game. Versailles had a runner on second in the top of the first inning, and the Tigers tried to score her on a single to left. But Mullen came up gunning and threw a strike to catcher Sarah O'Neal to nail the runner at the plate. "That was a big play early on," Kadel said. "It took some momentum away from them to start the game." Miami East travels to Tipp City Saturday to face Madison in the district title game.

Lady Buccs win TIPP CITY — A sevenrun second inning got Covington rolling in a 122, five-inning run-rule victory over Russia in the sectional final at Tipp City on Tuesday. The victory advances the Lady Buccs to their fourth straight district final on Saturday at Brookville, where they look for a third straight See SOFTBALL/Page10


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Newton Continued from page 9 title game Tuesday at Bethel High school. Once the play was over, though, Burden had plenty of time to think about what had happened. “I was just glad (Mollette) has hops,” she said with a laugh. “We just keep getting better,” Newton coach Kirk Kadel said. “We made a lot of great plays on defense today. (Southeastern) hit the heck out of the ball, but they hit it right at us. “Maddie going up and getting that ball in the sixth was huge. Maddie, Laura (Oaks), Laura (Burden) and McKell (Deaton) made a lot of plays in the game.” With top-seeded Southeastern’s Carpenter throwing well on the other side, Newton’s defense — which went through its growing pains throughout the early part of the season — came through and kept the Indians in the

Leake, ’pen blank Mets NEW YORK (AP) — ning. Mike Leake pitched threeNiese set down the first hit ball for seven sharp in- two batters of the night nings and the Cincinnati before Joey Votto walked, Reds parlayed star third Brandon Phillips looped a baseman David Wright's single and Jay Bruce early error Tuesday night walked. into a 4-0 victory over the Todd Frazier followed New York Mets. with a hard grounder Devin Mesoraco home- right at Wright, and the red as the Reds won for ball bounced under his the ninth time in 11 glove and let two runs games. score. Earlier this season, They scored three times Wright ran his errorless in the first inning after streak to 77 games, a Wright let a bases-loaded, team record for third two-out grounder skip basemen. through his legs. Donald Lutz then beat Leake (4-2) struck out out an infield hit that refour, walked two and be- loaded the bases and came the latest pitcher to Mesoraco drew another shut down the Mets at walk that forced home a Citi Field. New York has run. Niese struck out lost 10 of 12 at home, Leake to end an inning in rarely scoring many runs. which he threw 48 Leake escaped his pitches. biggest jam by retiring Mesoraco hit reliever slumping Ike Davis on a Collin McHugh's first grounder with runners on pitch in the ninth for his second and third to end second home run. the fourth. Votto extended his hitThe 25-year-old righty ting streak to 10 games has never pitched a while Bruce's string ended shutout in the majors, and at 11. was pulled for reliever NOTES: Reds SS Zack Sam LeCure to begin the Cozart returned to the eighth. lineup after missing two LeCure and Logan On- games because of a stomdrusek each threw a hit- ach illness. ... Reds CF less inning to complete Shin-Soo Choo got a day the shutout. off. ... Mets ace RHP Matt BEN ROBINSON/GOBUCCS.COM PHOTO Jonathon Niese (3-5) Harvey (5-0, 1.55 ERA) wasn't charged with an starts Wednesday afterRussia’s Taylor Borchers tags out Covington’s Jessie Shilt Tuesday. earned run, but he hurt noon vs. RHP Mat Latos called for an illegal pitch. pitchers did a good job,” himself with continuing (4-0, 2.91). ... The win Lady Cats lose With new life, the bat- said New. WEST LIBERTY — A control troubles. He made the Reds 146-145 The game brought an walked three, all on full all-time when visiting the controversial call led to ter rapped an RBI single end to a memorable sea- counts in the opening in- Mets. Triad getting the go- to put Triad up 2-1. An inning later, with son for Houston senior ahead run in the fourth inning, and the Houston two out and nobody on, Nicolette Holthaus. She wound up just one Lady Wildcats wound up Triad struck for three, the dropping a 5-1 verdict in big blow being a two-run hit shy of the school record with 42, tied the school Continued from page 9 Division IV Sectional final homer by Ober. Houston, meanwhile, record with 13 doubles, softball play at West Liberty-Salem Tuesday after- was getting the bat on the and also tied the school began. “They were supNew girls coach ball, but usually hitting it record with 38 runs noon. portive and gave me a The reigns of the girls scored. The loss ended the right at someone. The Lady Wildcats had But perhaps most im- chance to move on. And program have been turned Lady Wildcats’ season just one hit, but only pressive this season is the Northridge people over to Hall, an assistant with a final 19-9 mark. last year with the Lady that in 108 at-bats, she were great. Triad. who had to forfeit struck out three times. “I never realized how Cavs. “We hit the ball, but did not strike out a single 15 games this season, adhard it would be to leave Hall, a lifelong dairy vances to the district right at them,” said Hous- time. there.” farmer, played basketball championship Saturday at ton coach Brent New. said he moved to the He Houston and went on to at Houston’s only hit came Roaders fall 2-1 Brookville against AnsoSIDNEY — The Brad- Urbana area three years be a 1,000-point scorer at in the seventh on a double nia. Both teams plated a by Macey Stang. Stang ford softball team lost to ago. His wife is the execu- Wilmington College. This is his first head run in the first, and it also came on in relief in Ansonia 2-1 in a Division tive administrator at a nursing home in Urbana, coaching job. stayed at 1-1 until the top the fifth and pitched wo IV sectional final at Fairand is expecting the cou“I coached a lot of these of the fourth. With two and one-third innings lawn Tuesday. No further information ple’s first child in October. girls at Holy Angels,” said out, Houston pitcher without allowing a run. Tollefson said that Hall. “I’ve coached a lot of was available at press Kayla New thought she She struck out three. when the baby arrives, he basketball camps, a lot of “I thought both our time. had a strikeout, but was will be a stay-at-home dad junior high, and I was an “until the little one is assistant coach for a year ready to go.” at Wilmington College. I While he’s doing that, have a passion for the he said he will be finish- game and I thought last ing up his degree in lib- year was a very positive eral arts, with a minor in experience. I felt like we history. were just starting to mesh game early. fense, we might not have bringing up Carpenter — As for Xs and Os, the when the season ended.” Southeastern began the won this game,” Mollette who had already doubled Cavaliers can plan on One thing Hall will first inning with a pair of said. twice in the game. pushing the ball up the have to address quickly is one-out hits to put runBut the Indians had to And Carpenter roped floor, but with a twist. numbers — Lehman did ners on first and second. score runs to win it, too. one that looked headed for “The fun thing is, every- not have enough girls for But on a sinking line drive Kirsten Burden led off right field, but Mollette body’s eyes light up when a junior varsity team last to center that could have the top of the fifth with a jumped up and stole the you say you love to push year. scored the game’s first double to the left-center win. the ball,” Tollefson said. “I “I had a meeting with run, Newton center fielder gap, but Riley Schauer — Burden then induced love to and I let my big all the underclassmen Laura Oaks ran in and who came in to run for her three fly balls to right in guys handle it. You’ll see (Monday morning),” he made a shoestring catch. — couldn’t advance on a the bottom of the seventh, them out on the break said. “It was kind of a And with the runner at pop-out to first. But Rose and Deaton recorded all with it. quick chat, and I encoursecond breaking for the Studebaker faked a bunt three outs to end the “But in the half court, I aged them to talk with plate, she trotted in and and slapped a run-scoring game. believe in the old Indiana girls that played on the stepped on second to single to right to break the “At the beginning of the style, where I want to tire team last year. My aprecord an unassisted dou- scoreless tie, Deaton year, we didn’t even have you out by screening you proach to coaching is posible play from the outfield bunted her to second with an outfield,” Kadel said. to death. tive reinforcement. If I get to end the inning. two outs and Laura Oaks “We had to make an out“Defensively, I’m tradi- upset, you can bet there’s Oaks, Deaton and yanked an RBI single to field. And that’s a credit to tionally man-to-man, but a real good reason for it. Laura Burden each left to give the Indians coach Gibson and coach halfway through the sea“I’m hoping to bring a recorded four putouts. some much-needed insur- Oburn, who have been son last year at North- new attitude and apKirsten Burden only ance. working with those girls ridge, we changed,” he proach to the girls basketstruck out two hitters in Needed because the all year. added. “You have to adapt ball program,” he added. the game — but she knew Trojans weren’t going “Give credit to South- to your talent. And I’m “It’s been successful in the she could trust her de- away without a fight. eastern, too. They played also big on the kids being past and I hope to lead it fense, and it didn’t phase They began the sixth well and (Carpenter) tough.” back in that direction.” her. with a pair of singles, and pitched well. This was a “I definitely have a lot a groundout advanced the good win for us.” of confidence in my team,” runners to second and Newton now travels to Burden said. “And they al- third. A sac fly to Deaton Brookville on Friday at 5 ways prove me right.” in right cut the lead in p.m. for a district champi“It was extremely im- half and advance the onship matchup against portant. If not for the de- other runner to third, Cincinnati Country Day. WHAT WHA AT YOU’VE BEEN MISSING

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Softball district championship. Standing in the way is Franklin Monroe, who knocked off Tri-Village 98 in 12 innings at Newton High School. "We're playing hard and staying focused," said Covington coach Dean Denlinger. "It's one game at a time." Covington had runruled Russia twice during the season in a doubleheader, but the Raiders made things interesting early by recording outs on Covington's first three batters — one a pick-off at second on an attempted steal by Jessie Shilt. "Russia played a good game and I'd like to give them credit for that," praised Denlinger . "They played solid defense." But Covington just had too much offensive firepower and broke through in the bottom of the second inning for seven runs. A two-run double by Brittanie Flora followed in the bottom of the fourth and Covington closed out the contest in the bottom of the fifth, the final run being scored by Heidi Snipes on a passed ball. Casey Yingst went the distance for Covington, allowing four hits and striking out three batters. Neither team committed an error in what was a stellar effort by both defenses. The difference, however, was Covington's ability to hit the ball as it tallied 11 hits in the contest. Brittanie Flora went 3for-3 with a two-run double, while Jessie Shilt went 2-for-2 with two RBI. Casey Yingst helped out her cause by driving in three runs on a 2-3 day and Heidi Snipes recorded an RBI double and went 2for-4. Morgan Arbogast and Connor Schaffer both drove in runs and Haley Adams reached on a single. Russia’s Olivia Monnin tripled and Kennedy Metz had two hits. The Lady Raiders finished 10-18, while Covington improved to 27-0. The Buccs will play Franklin Monroe at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brookville.


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Woods, Garcia still bickering No love lost between pair WATER, VIRGINIA England (AP) — Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia don't like each other, and they're making no effort to disguise their feelings. The verbal feuding began May 11 during the third round of The Players Championship. It resumed this week on both sides of the Atlantic when Woods offered a one-word answer if he thought about contacting Garcia to put the matter to rest. "No," he replied with a tight smile. Garcia fired back at a sponsor function outside London. "He called me a whiner. That's probably right," he told reporters. "It's also probably the first thing he's told you guys that's true in 15 years. I know what he is like. You guys are finding out." Garcia tried to tone down the barbs Tuesday at the BMW Championship when asked about the spat. "I can't like everybody and there's people that you connect with and there's people that you don't," Garcia said at Wentworth. "He doesn't need me in his life, I don't need him in mine and let's move on and keep doing what we're doing. There's never really been a true connection I would have with maybe Luke (Donald) or Adam Scott or some of the other guys that I get along with well. "I think we should kind of move on and forget — well, it will be difficult to forget — but kind of move on about what happened." Disputes among golfers are nothing new, though it's rare for two high-profile players to go at each other through the media. The animosity between them goes as far back as 2000, when Garcia beat Woods in the Monday night exhibition "Battle at Bighorn" and celebrated as if he had won something much more important. Two years later in the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black, where Woods won wire-to-wire, Garcia complained that the second round should have been halted because of rain and that "if Tiger Woods would have been out there, it would have been called." The latest chapter took place on the second fairway at the TPC Sawgrass in the third round, when Garcia had a one-shot lead. He was preparing to play his second shot on the par 5 from the fairway when he was disrupted by cheers from the gallery

around Woods deep in the trees. Woods was about 50 yards away and couldn't see the Spaniard. The crowd burst into cheers when Woods took a 5-wood from his bag to play a risky shot through a gap in the trees. During a storm delay, Garcia suggested in a TV interview that Woods could have kept the crowd from cheering if he had been paying closer attention. Later that evening, Woods said he understood from marshals that Garcia had already hit. "Not real surprising that he's complaining about something," Woods added, which only fired up the Spaniard. Garcia said the next day to Sky Sports, "He's not the nicest guy on tour." Woods wound up winning The Players Championship, improving his record to 6-0 when he plays with Garcia in the final group on the weekend. Woods was at media day Monday for the AT&T National, where he is the defending champion, when he received the final question about Garcia and gave the one-word answer. Garcia offered a more detailed response when asked in England if he would ever call Woods. "First of all, I don't have his number," Garcia said. "And secondly, I did nothing wrong and don't have anything to say to him. And he wouldn't pick up the phone, anyway." Garcia conceded their dislike for each other has been "going on for a long time." "The problem is, I'm one of the guys that has to say something," Garcia said. "A lot of people think about it, but don't want to say anything. He can and will beat me a lot of times, but is not going to step on me. I'm not afraid of him." Woods has competed against more than 50 players in match play since 1997, though he has never played Garcia. The Spaniard was asked he would like to face Woods in the Ryder Cup next year at Gleneagles. "It's great, and it is what it is, and it doesn't mean I cannot play with him," Garcia replied. "It's just another player — obviously, a good player. It's just when I'm playing with someone I enjoy, there's a bit more talking going around, and you're playing with someone that you don't fancy as much, you're just a little bit quiet."

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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 Chicago Milwaukee West Division

W 26 23 21 17 13

L 18 22 24 25 32

Pct .591 .511 .467 .405 .289

GB — 3½ 5½ 8 13½

W 28 27 26 18 17

L 16 18 18 25 26

Pct .636 .600 .591 .419 .395

GB — 1½ 2 9½ 10½

L Pct GB W 26 19 .578 — Arizona San Francisco 25 20 .556 1 24 21 .533 2 Colorado 21 23 .477 4½ San Diego Los Angeles 18 25 .419 7 Monday's Games Cincinnati 4, N.Y. Mets 3 Atlanta 5, Minnesota 1 Miami 5, Philadelphia 1 L.A. Dodgers 3, Milwaukee 1 Arizona 5, Colorado 1 San Diego 4, St. Louis 2 San Francisco 8, Washington 0 Tuesday's Games Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Cincinnati at N.Y. Mets Minnesota at Atlanta Philadelphia at Miami L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee Arizona at Colorado St. Louis at San Diego Washington at San Francisco Wednesday's Games Minnesota (Worley 1-4) at Atlanta (Maholm 5-4), 12:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Latos 4-0) at N.Y. Mets (Harvey 5-0), 1:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 4-2) at Milwaukee (W.Peralta 3-4), 1:10 p.m. Arizona (Cahill 3-4) at Colorado (J.De La Rosa 5-3), 3:10 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 3-2) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 4-2), 3:45 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 2-5) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 20), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Lee 4-2) at Miami (Slowey 1-4), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lyons 0-0) at San Diego (B.Smith 0-0), 10:10 p.m. Thursday's Games Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 12:35 p.m. American League East Division New York Boston Baltimore Tampa Bay Toronto Central Division Cleveland Detroit Kansas City Chicago Minnesota West Division

W 28 27 23 23 18

L 16 18 21 21 26

Pct .636 .600 .523 .523 .409

GB — 1½ 5 5 10

W 26 23 20 20 18

L 17 19 21 23 23

Pct .605 .548 .488 .465 .439

GB — 2½ 5 6 7

TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—Segura, Milwaukee, .355; Votto, Cincinnati, .353; Scutaro, San Francisco, .333; Tulowitzki, Colorado, .333; Goldschmidt, Arizona, .329; CGomez, Milwaukee, .329; YMolina, St. Louis, .327. RUNS—Choo, Cincinnati, 36; CGonzalez, Colorado, 36; Votto, Cincinnati, 34; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 33; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 33; JUpton, Atlanta, 33; Holliday, St. Louis, 32. RBI—Phillips, Cincinnati, 38; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 37; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 36; Sandoval, San Francisco, 32; Buck, New York, 31; Bruce, Cincinnati, 30; Craig, St. Louis, 30; Rizzo, Chicago, 30. HITS—Votto, Cincinnati, 60; Segura, Milwaukee, 59; GParra, Arizona, 56; Scutaro, San Francisco, 56; Aoki, Milwaukee, 54; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 54; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 54; Sandoval, San Francisco, 54. DOUBLES—Bruce, Cincinnati, 16; GParra, Arizona, 15; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 14; Pollock, Arizona, 14; Schierholtz, Chicago, 14; Desmond, Washington, 13; DanMurphy, New York, 13; Rollins, Philadelphia, 13. TRIPLES—Hechavarria, Miami, 5; ECabrera, San Diego, 4; Segura, Milwaukee, 4; CGomez, Milwaukee, 3; DWright, New York, 3; EYoung, Colorado, 3; 15 tied at 2. HOME RUNS—JUpton, Atlanta, 14; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 12; Harper, Washington, 11; Beltran, St. Louis, 10; Buck, New York, 10; CGonzalez, Colorado, 10; Rizzo, Chicago, 10. STOLEN BASES—ECabrera, San Diego, 18; Segura, Milwaukee, 14; Pierre, Miami, 13; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 10; DWright, New York, 10; CGomez, Milwaukee, 9; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 9. PITCHING—Corbin, Arizona, 7-0; Zimmermann, Washington, 7-2; Lynn, St. Louis, 6-1; Marquis, San Diego, 6-2; 8 tied at 5. STRIKEOUTS—AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 79; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 72; Harvey, New York, 68; Samardzija, Chicago, 64; Wainwright, St. Louis, 63; SMiller, St. Louis, 62; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 58. SAVES—Grilli, Pittsburgh, 17; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 14; Romo, San Francisco, 13; Mujica, St. Louis, 13; RSoriano, Washington, 12; Street, San Diego, 11; RBetancourt, Colorado, 10. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—MiCabrera, Detroit, .387; Loney, Tampa Bay, .348; AGordon, Kansas City, .343; Pedroia, Boston, .341; Mauer, Minnesota, .333; Longoria, Tampa Bay, .331; Altuve, Houston, .327. RUNS—MiCabrera, Detroit, 34; AJackson, Detroit, 33; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 32; Machado, Baltimore, 32; McLouth, Baltimore, 32; Pedroia, Boston, 32; AJones, Baltimore, 31. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 47; CDavis, Baltimore, 41; Fielder, Detroit, 37; MarReynolds, Cleveland, 37; Napoli, Boston, 35; Encarnacion, Toronto, 34; NCruz, Texas, 33. HITS—MiCabrera, Detroit, 67; Machado, Baltimore, 61; AGordon, Kansas City, 60; Pedroia, Boston, 60; AJones, Baltimore, 59; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 56; Altuve, Houston, 54; Markakis, Baltimore, 54. DOUBLES—Machado, Baltimore, 18; Napoli, Boston, 18; Mauer, Minnesota, 17; Donaldson, Oakland, 16; CDavis, Baltimore, 15; Lowrie, Oakland, 15; AJones, Baltimore, 14. TRIPLES—Ellsbury, Boston, 4; Andrus, Texas, 3; Gardner, New York, 3; LMartin, Texas, 3; Trout, Los Angeles, 3; 19 tied at 2. HOME RUNS—Cano, New York, 13; CDavis, Baltimore, 13; Encarnacion, Toronto, 12; MarReynolds, Cleveland, 12; MiCabrera, Detroit, 11; NCruz, Texas, 11; ADunn, Chicago, 11. STOLEN BASES—Ellsbury, Boston, 13; McLouth, Baltimore, 13; Andrus, Texas, 12; Crisp, Oakland, 9; Gardner, New York, 9; Kipnis, Cleveland, 9; 7 tied at 8. PITCHING—MMoore, Tampa Bay, 8-0; Darvish, Texas, 7-1; Masterson, Cleveland, 7-2; Buchholz, Boston, 6-0; Lester, Boston, 6-1; Kuroda, New York, 6-2; 8 tied at 5. STRIKEOUTS—Darvish, Texas, 86; FHernandez, Seattle, 72; Masterson, Cleveland, 71; Buchholz, Boston, 69; Scherzer, Detroit, 68; AniSanchez, Detroit, 68; Dempster, Boston, 63. SAVES—Rivera, New York, 17; AReed, Chicago, 15; JiJohnson, Baltimore, 14; Nathan, Texas, 13; Wilhelmsen, Seattle, 11; Janssen, Toronto, 10; Frieri, Los Angeles, 9.


NBA Playoffs NBA Daily Playoff Glance All Times EDT (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) CONFERENCE FINALS Sunday, May 19 San Antonio 105, Memphis 83, San Antonio leads series 1-0 Tuesday, May 21 Memphis at San Antonio Wednesday, May 22 Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 24 Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25 San Antonio at Memphis, 9 p.m. Sunday, May 26 Miami at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 27 San Antonio at Memphis, 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 Miami at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 x-Memphis at San Antonio, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 30 x-Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 31 x-San Antonio at Memphis, 9 p.m. Saturday, June 1 x-Miami at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2 x-Memphis at San Antonio, 9 p.m. Monday, June 3 x-Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m.


NHL Playoffs

W L Pct GB Texas 29 16 .644 — Oakland 24 22 .522 5½ 20 25 .444 9 Seattle 17 27 .386 11½ Los Angeles Houston 13 32 .289 16 Monday's Games Cleveland 10, Seattle 8, 10 innings Toronto 7, Tampa Bay 5 N.Y. Yankees 6, Baltimore 4, 10 innings Atlanta 5, Minnesota 1 Oakland 9, Texas 2 Chicago White Sox 6, Boston 4 Houston 6, Kansas City 5 Tuesday's Games Detroit at Cleveland N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore Tampa Bay at Toronto Minnesota at Atlanta Oakland at Texas Boston at Chicago White Sox Kansas City at Houston Seattle at L.A. Angels Wednesday's Games Minnesota (Worley 1-4) at Atlanta (Maholm 5-4), 12:10 p.m. Oakland (Parker 2-5) at Texas (Tepesch 3-4), 2:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 2-2) at Toronto (Buehrle 1-3), 4:37 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 4-4) at Cleveland (U.Jimenez 3-2), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 6-2) at Baltimore (Hammel 5-2), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (Maurer 2-5) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 3-3), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 6-0) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 52), 8:10 p.m. Kansas City (Shields 2-4) at Houston (Lyles 1-1), 8:10 p.m. Thursday's Games Baltimore at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 7:08 p.m. Cleveland at Boston, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.

NHL Daily Playoff Glance All Times EDT CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Tuesday, May 14 Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 1 Los Angeles 2, San Jose 0 Wednesday, May 15 Chicago 4, Detroit 1 Thursday, May 16 Boston 3, N.Y. Rangers 2, OT Los Angeles 4, San Jose 3 Friday, May 17 Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 3 Saturday, May 18 Detroit 4, Chicago 1 San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1, OT, Los Angeles leads series 2-1 Sunday, May 19 Boston 5, N.Y. Rangers 2, Boston leads series 2-0 Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh 1, 2OT, Pittsburgh leads series 21 Monday, May 20 Detroit 3, Chicago 1, Detroit leads series 2-1 Tuesday, May 21 Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 Pittsburgh at Ottawa. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23 Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 8 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 24 Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25 x-N.Y. Rangers at Boston, 5:30 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 26 x-Pittsburgh at Ottawa, TBD x-Los Angeles at San Jose, TBD Monday, May 27 x-Boston at N.Y. Rangers, TBD x-Chicago at Detroit, TBD Tuesday, May 28 x-Ottawa at Pittsburgh, TBD



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Sunday; race Sunday, May 26 At Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis (Car number in parentheses; all cars Dallara chassis) 1. (20) Ed Carpenter, Chevy, 2:37.3689 (228.762 mph). 2. (26) Carlos Munoz, Chevy, 2:37.6581 (228.342). 3. (25) Marco Andretti, Chevy, 2:37.7139 (228.261). 4. (5) EJ Viso, Chevy, 2:37.7907 (228.150). 5. (2) AJ Allmendinger, Chevy, 2:37.8264 (228.099). 6. (12) Will Power, Chevy, 2:37.8342 (228.087). 7. (1) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Chevy, 2:37.9614 (227.904). 8. (3) Helio Castroneves, Chevy, 2:38.0596 (227.762). 9. (27) James Hinchcliffe, Chevy, 2:38.5411 (227.070). 10. (4) JR Hildebrand, Chevy, 2:38.2830 (227.441). 11. (98) Alex Tagliani, Honda, 2:38.3209 (227.386). 12. (11) Tony Kanaan, Chevy, 2:38.6260 (226.949). 13. (22) Oriol Servia, Chevy, 2:38.7206 (226.814). 14. (19) Justin Wilson, Honda, 2:39.0318 (226.370). 15. (7) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevy, 2:39.1543 (226.196). 16. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 2:39.1808 (226.158). 17. (10) Dario Franchitti, Honda, 2:39.2434 (226.069). 18. (14) Takuma Sato, Honda, 2:39.3681 (225.892). 19. (83) Charlie Kimball, Honda, 2:39.3768 (225.880). 20. (16) James Jakes, Honda, 2:39.4268 (225.809). 21. (77) Simon Pagenaud, Honda, 2:39.5219 (225.674). 22. (60) Townsend Bell, Chevy, 2:39.5438 (225.643). 23. (8) Ryan Briscoe, Honda, 2:39.8117 (225.265). 24. (78) Simona De Silvestro, Chevy, 2:39.8398 (225.226). 25. (21) Josef Newgarden, Honda, 2:39.4816 (225.731). 26. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 2:39.9948 (225.007). 27. (6) Sebastian Saavedra, Chevy, 2:40.0503 (224.929). 28. (55) Tristan Vautier, Honda, 2:40.0907 (224.873). 29. (18) Ana Beatriz, Honda, 2:40.5823 (224.184). 30. (63) Pippa Mann, Honda, 2:40.7109 (224.005). 31. (41) Conor Daly, Honda, 2:41.0145 (223.582). 32. (91) Buddy Lazier, Chevy, 2:41.1158 (223.442). 33. (81) Katherine Legge, Honda, 2:41.3079 (223.176).

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PGA Tour Stats PGA Tour Statistics Through May 19 FedExCup Season Points 1, Tiger Woods, 2,340.000. 2, Brandt Snedeker, 1,474.357. 3, Kevin Streelman, 1,233.583. 4, Billy Horschel, 1,205.289. 5, Matt Kuchar, 1,122.000. 6, Phil Mickelson, 1,002.500. 7, D.A. Points, 984.600. 8, Keegan Bradley, 973.583. 9, Adam Scott, 919.143. 10, Charles Howell III, 864.812. Scoring Average 1, Tiger Woods, 68.516. 2, Charl Schwartzel, 69.512. 3, Sergio Garcia, 69.582. 4, Freddie Jacobson, 69.792. 5, Brandt Snedeker, 69.823. 6, Justin Rose, 69.825. 7, Kevin Streelman, 69.882. 8, Graeme McDowell, 69.956. 9, Jimmy Walker , 69.959. 10, Keegan Bradley, 69.979. Driving Distance 1, Nicolas Colsaerts, 304.7. 2, Gary Woodland, 304.1. 3, Luke List, 304.0. 4, Robert Garrigus, 303.3. 5, Dustin Johnson, 302.9. 6, Keegan Bradley, 301.9. 7, Jason Kokrak, 301.5. 8, Graham DeLaet, 301.4. 9 (tie), John Daly and Rory McIlroy, 300.1. Driving Accuracy Percentage 1, Henrik Stenson, 72.02%. 2, Ken Duke, 71.74%. 3, Tim Clark, 71.52%. 4, Graeme McDowell, 71.10%. 5, Jeff Maggert, 70.75%. 6, David Toms, 70.56%. 7, Jim Furyk, 70.06%. 8, Chez Reavie, 69.94%. 9, Mark Wilson, 69.52%. 10, Brandt Snedeker, 69.39%. Greens in Regulation Percentage 1, Henrik Stenson, 73.38%. 2, Graham DeLaet, 72.22%. 3, Steve Stricker, 71.93%. 4, Peter Tomasulo, 71.88%. 5, Rory McIlroy, 71.33%. 6, Kevin Stadler, 70.86%. 7 , Bubba Watson, 70.43%. 8, Justin Hicks, 70.09%. 9, Ross Fisher, 70.06%. 10, Boo Weekley, 69.98%. Total Driving 1, Henrik Stenson, 52. 2, Justin Rose, 61. 3, Graham DeLaet, 70. 4, Boo Weekley , 87. 5, Keegan Bradley, 88. 6, Matt Jones, 107. 7, Henrik Norlander, 110. 8, Hunter Mahan, 112. 9, Billy Horschel, 114. 10, Kevin Streelman, 115. Strokes Gained - Putting 1, Tiger Woods, 1.259. 2, Sergio Garcia, .989. 3, Bryce Molder, .984. 4, Stephen Ames, .925. 5, Aaron Baddeley, .923. 6, Greg Chalmers, .920. 7, Chris Kirk, .741. 8, Freddie Jacobson, .715. 9, Russell Henley, .701. 10, Phil Mickelson, .682. Birdie Average 1, Brandt Snedeker, 4.66. 2, Phil Mickelson, 4.63. 3, Billy Horschel, 4.58. 4, Tiger Woods, 4.54. 5, Bubba Watson, 4.48. 6, Jimmy Walker, 4.23. 7 (tie), Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson, 4.20. 9, Charl Schwartzel, 4.18. 10, Ryan Palmer, 4.17. Eagles (Holes per) 1, Tiger Woods, 61.7. 2, Ernie Els, 78.0. 3, Chris Kirk, 84.6. 4, Joe Ogilvie, 86.4. 5 (tie), Michael Thompson and Jordan Spieth, 87.4. 7, Dustin Johnson, 90.0. 8, George McNeill, 92.3. 9, James Hahn, 93.6. 10, 2 tied with 94.5. Sand Save Percentage 1, Justin Rose, 68.75%. 2, K.J. Choi, 67.11%. 3, Jason Day, 66.10%. 4, Luke Donald, 65.71%. 5, Steve Stricker, 65.22%. 6, Kevin Chappell, 64.41%. 7, Bob Estes, 64.29%. 8, Rickie Fowler, 64.15%. 9, Tiger Woods, 63.83%. 10, Jeff Klauk, 63.41%. All-Around Ranking 1, Tiger Woods, 214. 2, Steve Stricker, 246. 3, Rory McIlroy, 247. 4, Justin Rose, 277. 5, Brandt Snedeker, 297. 6, Charley Hoffman, 310. 7, Billy Horschel, 343. 8, Russell Henley, 348. 9, Kevin Stadler, 354. 10, Keegan Bradley, 367.

Champions Tour Stats Champions Tour Statistics Through May 5 Charles Schwab Cup 1, Bernhard Langer, 928 Points. 2, David Frost, 676. 3, John Cook, 505. 4, Tom Pernice Jr., 488. 5, Rocco Mediate, 461. 6, Esteban Toledo, 444. 7, Gene Sauers, 362. 8, Michael Allen, 341. 9, Jeff Sluman, 326. 10, Fred Couples, 323. Scoring Average (Actual) 1, Fred Couples, 68.11. 2, Bernhard Langer, 68.86. 3, David Frost, 69.48. 4, Tom Lehman, 69.87. 5, Tom Pernice Jr., 69.94. 6, John Cook, 70.05. 7, Tom Watson, 70.22. 8, Rocco Mediate, 70.24. 9, Esteban Toledo, 70.28. 10, Mark O'Meara, 70.38. Driving Distance 1, John Huston, 295.2. 2, Fred Couples, 293.0. 3, ChieHsiang Lin, 286.6. 4, Steve Elkington, 285.7. 5, Kenny Perry, 284.9. 6, Sandy Lyle, 281.5. 7, Bob Tway, 281.4. 8, Tom Lehman, 281.2. 9, Bernhard Langer, 281.0. 10, Steve Lowery, 280.7. Driving Accuracy Percentage 1, Bart Bryant, 82.86%. 2, Fred Funk, 82.65%. 3, Corey Pavin, 79.05%. 4, Hale Irwin, 76.67%. 5, Wayne Levi, 76.47%. 6, Bernhard Langer, 74.83%. 7, Bob Gilder, 73.81%. 8, Jay Haas, 73.47%. 9, Mark McNulty, 73.41%. 10, Peter Senior, 73.02%. Greens in Regulation Percentage 1, Tom Lehman, 76.30%. 2, Bernhard Langer, 74.34%. 3, David Frost, 73.81%. 4, Fred Couples, 72.84%. 5, Gene Sauers, 72.69%. 6 (tie), Bart Bryant and Roger Chapman, 72.22%. 8, Rocco Mediate, 70.26%. 9, Larry Mize, 70.00%. 10, 2 tied with 69.75%. Total Driving 1, Bernhard Langer, 15. 2, Tom Lehman, 28. 3, Kenny Perry, 30. 4, Tom Watson, 38. 5, Gene Sauers, 40. 6 (tie), Russ Cochran and Jay Haas, 44. 8, Mark Calcavecchia, 45. 9, Gil Morgan, 49. 10, Fred Funk, 50. Putting Average 1, Tom Pernice Jr., 1.677. 2, Fred Couples, 1.695. 3, Esteban Toledo, 1.702. 4, David Frost, 1.706. 5, Rocco Mediate, 1.721. 6, Chien Soon Lu, 1.724. 7, Bernhard Langer, 1.726. 8, Olin Browne, 1.727. 9, Mark O'Meara, 1.736.

LPGA Tour Stats LPGA Tour Statistics Through May 19 Scoring 1, Stacy Lewis, 69.23. 2, Inbee Park, 69.44. 3, Suzann Pettersen, 69.83. 4, Na Yeon Choi, 69.84. 5, Lizette Salas, 70.00. 6, Jiyai Shin, 70.06. 7, Jessica Korda, 70.14. 8, Paula Creamer, 70.19. 9, Karrie Webb, 70.25. 10, So Yeon Ryu, 70.28. Driving Distance 1, Nicole Smith, 276.9. 2, Brittany Lincicome, 274.8. 3, Marina Stuetz, 272.9. 4, Lexi Thompson, 271.5. 5, Daniela Iacobelli, 270.8. 6, Maude-Aimee Leblanc, 270.3. 7, Gerina Piller, 269.9. 8, Jessica Korda, 269.6. 9, Yani Tseng, 268.1. 10, Belen Mozo, 265.7. Greens in Regulation Pct. 1, Suzann Pettersen, 77.40%. 2, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, 76.90%. 3, Stacy Lewis, 76.40%. 4, Azahara Munoz, 75.80%. 5, Paula Creamer, 75.30%. 6, Karine Icher, 74.70%. 7 (tie), Na Yeon Choi and So Yeon Ryu, 74.50%. 9, Chella Choi, 74.40%. 10, Jennifer Johnson, 74.30%. Putting Average 1, Inbee Park, 1.704. 2, Stacy Lewis, 1.724. 3, Hee Kyung Seo, 1.733. 4, Jiyai Shin, 1.738. 5, Lizette Salas, 1.748. 6, Na Yeon Choi, 1.758. 7, Cristie Kerr, 1.758. 8, Pornanong Phatlum, 1.759. 9, Alison Walshe, 1.761. 10, Sandra Gal, 1.764. Birdie Average 1, Stacy Lewis, 4.73. 2, Jessica Korda, 4.36. 3 (tie), Inbee Park and Na Yeon Choi, 4.22. 5, Jiyai Shin, 4.03. 6, Karrie Webb, 3.97. 7, Suzann Pettersen, 3.93. 8, Lizette Salas, 3.86. 9, So Yeon Ryu, 3.75. 10, Pornanong Phatlum, 3.72. Eagle Average 1 (tie), Stacy Lewis and Brittany Lincicome, 0.15. 3 (tie), Lexi Thompson, Beatriz Recari, Yani Tseng, Angela Stanford and Jessica Korda, 0.13. 8 (tie), Vicky Hurst and Hee Kyung Seo, 0.11. 10, 10 tied with 0.09. Sand Save Percentage 1, Jimin Kang, 77.78%. 2, Brooke Pancake, 72.22%. 3, Gerina Piller, 68.18%. 4 (tie), Tiffany Joh, Stacy Prammanasudh and Mika Miyazato, 66.67%. 7, Mo Martin, 65.63%. 8, Carlota Ciganda, 65.00%. 9 (tie), Yani Tseng and Dori Carter, 64.71%. Rounds Under Par 1, Stacy Lewis, .850. 2, Inbee Park, .813. 3, Suzann Pettersen, .767. 4 (tie), Jiyai Shin and Paula Creamer, .750. 6, Mo Martin, .733. 7, Karrie Webb, .722. 8 (tie), Lizette Salas and Karine Icher, .694. 10, Jessica Korda, .667.

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Family celebration for the Hulman family Carpenter to start on pole INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ed Carpenter turned Pole Day into a family celebration. The stepson of IndyCar founder Tony George became the first member of the Hulman family to win the biggest pre-race event in the series — the Indianapolis 500 pole. Carpenter produced a stunning finish to a day that was rife with suspense but lacked surprise. His four-lap average of 228.762 mph was quick enough to break up what appeared to be a Team

Penske-Andretti Autosport lock on the front three rows in the nine-car shootout for the pole. Somehow, Carpenter, who owns his team, beat out the big-name guys. "To be a single-car team in this Chevy shootout, I am going to call it fighting with the Penske and Andretti guys," said Carpenter, whose pit crew carried him off pit road on their shoulders after an agonizing wait to see if his time would hold up. The soft-spoken Carpenter grew up around the world-famous 2.5-mile Brickyard, dreaming of the moment he could stand in Victory Lane.

Perhaps that will happen May 26. For now, Carpenter will savor the highest-profile achievement of his career and during a month in which he has strengthened his area ties. His sponsor, golfer Fuzzy Zoeller's Fuzzy's Vodka, is based in Indiana and this week Carpenter added decals to his car from his alma mater, Butler University — the little school that made two straight NCAA championship game appearances. He also took a little time out for his family and friends, who believe this could be his big year at Indy.

After producing the fastest lap in the opening practice session last Saturday, Carpenter gave away his tickets to watch the Eastern Conference semifinals between the hometown Pacers and New York Knicks so he could spend some time with his wife before another working Mother's Day. And during Friday night's qualifying draw, Carpenter had one of his young children pull out the number. Then Carpenter went out and beat all those bigname guys to the punch, setting off a celebration that isn't likely to end any

time soon. "I felt like coming in that we had a chance to be on the pole," Carpenter said. "To sit on the pole for this race is really a dream come true, and I hope it is a start to what has already been a great month of May. The car has been great and I can't thank my team enough. The sponsors, a lot of great people helped us get here. This is just the first part of what we are here to do." Carpenter was followed by three of Michael Andretti's five drivers — rookie Carlos Munoz of Colombia, Marco Andretti and Venezuelan E.J. Viso took the next three spots.

Munoz's average of 228.342 was just a tick better than Marco Andretti's 228.261. "We knew he was a factor, but those laps were really stout," said Andretti, who congratulated Carpenter on pit road. "We didn't see that kind of pace out of him earlier, but he went for a trim and balanced the car, so it rewarded him." Another Indy rookie, AJ Allmendinger, will start fifth, the highest qualifier for Roger Penske's team. Will Power went into the shootout as the favorite after going 228.844 but wound up starting sixth.

One day at a time Allmendinger ready for Indy debut CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — AJ Allmendinger's parents attended their first Indianapolis 500 in 1979, when they camped in a grassy lot and watched Rick Mears win his first 500. Their son was born two years later — Greg Allmendinger named him after A.J. Foyt, his favorite driver — and for a time it seemed like the Allmendingers would make it back to Indy with him. Allmendinger had risen through the open-wheel ranks to become one of the top drivers in the Champ Car Series with a five-win 2006 season. But a NASCAR opportunity came along and Allmendinger switched series, and the dream of one day cheering on their son in the "Biggest Spectacle In Racing" began to fade. Until one bad decision cost Allmendinger the best job he ever had — and Roger Penske decided to give him a rare second chance. Allmendinger will make his Indianapolis 500 debut on Sunday, seven years after he left openwheel racing — in a Penske Racing entry, no less. It doesn't get much bigger or better than this, and all these years later, Allmendinger has finally brought his parents back to the 500. He's posed for pictures at his car with his parents, who arrived in Indianapolis in time to see Allmendinger qualify fifth on Saturday. "Then my Dad went and found Larry Foyt and said, 'Where's your Dad at? I want to go meet him, I haven't met him yet ... By the way, I'm AJ's dad,'" Allmendinger said. "It'll be cool to really share this with my parents, especially my Dad. For them to experience this." It's funny how life sometimes works out, and Allmendinger has learned enough in the last 10 months not to question why things happen. Allmendinger is a better person because he stupidly accepted a strange pill from a friend who said it would help with his fatigue. Allmendinger says the

pill he popped last June was Adderall — he didn't ask what it was as he was swallowing it — and it caused him to fail a random NASCAR drug test. Suspended hours before the July race at Daytona, Allmendinger was out of a job since Penske had no choice but to fire the driver when the backup "B'' sample also came back positive. He participated in NASCAR's "Road to Recovery" program, and learned during that time he had to stop putting so much pressure on himself, that his happiness didn't solely depend on his results on the race track. He had Penske's support the entire time, even though the team owner had zero responsibility to a driver whose six months of employment had brought embarrassment to the great Penske organization Allmendinger didn't ask Penske why he was standing behind him, why he brought him out to the IndyCar season finale at Fontana in September as his guest, or why he continued to think of ways to get Allmendinger back in the race car. When The Captain called and asked Allmendinger if he had any interest in running the Indianapolis 500, the only thing Allmendinger said was 'Yes, sir. Whatever you want, sir." "I feel very fortunate, the racing side of it is great, but that he's cared enough to stay in contact," Allmendinger said. "That means way more than putting me in a race car. I'm just enjoying the ride right now. “I'm never going to turn down a Roger Penske race car." This Roger Penske car was another opportunity for a disgraced driver, and it didn't matter that it meant returning to the racing he'd walked away from for the fame and fortune of NASCAR. Only Allmendinger found things to very different when he returned. The competition was much improved all the way down the grid, and driving the year-old Indy car was harder than his time in Champ Car.


Driver Helio Castroneves signs a hat after qualifying for the Indy 500 Saturday.

Castroneves looking for history Driver going for record-tying fourth Indy 500 NEW YORK (AP) — Helio Castroneves figures plenty of today's fans have never seen a driver win the Indianapolis 500 for a record-tying fourth time. He can change that Sunday. So could Dario Franchitti. It's been 22 years since Rick Mears became the third driver with four Indy 500 victories. He won No. 4 in 1991 to join A.J. Foyt and Al Unser in the exclusive club. This will be the first time since 1987 that two three-time winners will start the Indy 500. "What an incredible opportunity for the fans to have not only one but two guys trying to make history," Castroneves said Monday while promoting the race with Franchitti in New York City. "Forget about the names, forget about who it is. But imagine people who didn't even see the last time when the guy won four times." Scotland's Franchitti or Brazil's Castroneves

would be the first foreignborn four-time winner. Castroneves won his third in 2009, so he's now used to the pressure of trying to tie the record. Since then, Franchitti won No. 2 in 2010 and No. 3 last year. Castroneves qualified eighth, while Franchitti will start 17th after a frustrating day Saturday for Chip Ganassi Racing. Franchitti, a four-time IndyCar champion, wrecked early in the season opener and is just 15th in the standings. Then again, things didn't look much better a year ago — and he went out and won. "Last year, we had an even worse start to the season," Franchitti said. "We were sitting here this time last year having qualified 16th, and we were thinking we're in trouble. Honda brought an updated engine to the race, and all of a sudden we're in the game." Franchitti, who turned 40 on Sunday, remembers

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nerves were frayed. "I was starting to panic and shake and have an anxiety attack," Caitlin said. At Plaza Towers, several students were pulled alive from under a collapsed wall and other heaps of mangled debris. Rescue workers passed the survivors down a human chain of parents and neighborhood volunteers. Parents carried dazed and terrified children in their arms to a triage center in the parking lot. Hundreds of Oklahoma schools have reinforced tornado shelters, but not the two that were hit on Monday. AlbertAshwood,director of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, said it is up to each jurisdiction to set priorities for which schools get funding for safe rooms. But he said a shelter would not necessarily have saved more lives at Plaza Towers. The tornado was an EF5 twister, the most powerful type, with winds of at least 200 mph. "When you talk about any kind of safety measures ... it's a mitigating measure,it's not an absolute,"Ashwood said. "There's not a guarantee that everyone will be totally safe." Moore School Superintendent Susan Pierce said teachers and administrators put their well-rehearsed crisis plan into action as the tornado approached. But she suggested there are limits to what people can do in the face of such a powerful storm. "Safety is our main priority," Pierce said. "We monitored the weather throughout the day and when it was time to shelter, we did just that."


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