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Senate votes down border amendment BY ERICA WERNER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In an early test of support for a comprehensive immigration bill, the Senate on Thursday voted down a Republican attempt to require the U.S.-Mexico border to be under control for six months before immigrants here illegally could take the first steps toward citizenship.

Supporters of the bill said the GOP amendment would have delayed for years the path to citizenship at the center of the legislation.The amendment’s author, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said it was needed to ensure the bill made good on its promises of ushering in true border security. The measure failed 57 to 43, suggesting that bill supporters have work to


Sarah and Kyle Magoteaux enjoy lunch with their two children Si, 1, and Libby, 3, while featured artist Scott Oglesbee plays piano inside the city of Piqua Municipal Building Thursday as a part of the Downtown Brown Bag Series. Normally held outside the municipal building if weather permits, the Downtown Brown Bag Series features locally provided food and entertainment every Thursday in June.

do to lock down the 60 votes that will likely be needed to overcome GOP stalling tactics and secure final passage of the bill several weeks from now. Grassley’s was the first amendment voted on regarding the White Housebacked legislation to remake U.S. immigration system, boost border security and workplace enforcement, and create a path to citizenship for


some 11 million people now here illegally. The bill allows people illegally in the United States to obtain a new “registered provisional immigrant” status six months after enactment, as long as they meet certain criteria and the secretary of Homeland Security has developed plans to secure the border and erect new border fencing where needed.

Critics say that developing a plan does not actually strengthen border security, and Grassley said his amendment was designed to address that flaw. His amendment said that no one could obtain registered provisional immigrant status until the Homeland Security secretary has certified to Congress that the border has been under “effective con-


COVINGTON — Covington Village Council held a special meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Covington’s government complex. Three new business items were discussed. The first item was the vote on Resolution R9-13, which would replace the current 1.60 millage, rather than renew it. This action was passed. The second item, Resolution R10-13, was also passed. Resolution R10-13 would replace the current 2.20 millage, rather than renew it. This action was passed. With both Resolution R9-13 and Resolution R10-13, Covington taxpayers are looking at a $45.43 annual increase. The third item was a request to allow Mike Busse, village administrator, to apply for the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) Critical Infrastructure Program Grant. The grant is for the amount of $285,000. If received from the ODSA, the grant would be used to install storm sewers the length of Spring Street, in Covington. This item of business also was passed. In other business, the June 17 meeting was canceled. The next scheduled council meeting will discussed insurance and will be held at 6 p.m., July 1, at Covington’s government complex.

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trol” for six months. Effective control is defined as surveillance of the entire border and catching or turning back 90 percent of people attempting to cross the border. “My amendment ensures the border is secured before one person gets legal status,” said Grassley. “It’s a common sense approach. Border

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The Didier family, flanked by members of the Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce, held a ribbon cutting outside of their new business,Tri State Bid, 11 E. Water St., Versailles, last month. Coowner Kara Didier, pictured with scissors, underwent a double lung transplant last summer where simultaneously starting the new business with her husband, Doug (black shirt, standing in front of banner). BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer VERSAILLES — Starting a business is a difficult task. Undergoing a double lung transplant is even harder. Kara Didier, 36, of Versailles, knows this all to well — she did both last year. Didier and her husband, Doug, started Tri State Bid, 11 E. Water St., Versailles, in March not even a year after Didier underwent a double lung transplant after she was diagnosed with bronchiolitis obliterans (BO), which is a rare and life-threatening form of non-reversible obstructive lung disease. The medical nightmare began for Didier in 2009, when she worked within the Versailles School District as a computer lab aid and teacher. It was then she first noticed a series of medical complications. She developed rheumatoid arthritis, began losing weight,

had a hard time breathing and was hospitalized a number of times while visiting several doctors and medical specialists. None were able to give the mother of three a definitive answer of what she suffered from, at least until the summer of 2010. While at a sporting event for one of her children Didier began having complications with breathing. “It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest,” she recalled this week. It was only after Didier was referred to the Cleveland Clinic that she learned she suffered from BO and soon her lung function began decreasing rapidly, from 34 percent when she was first diagnosed down to 18 percent, which was around the time she underwent the transplant. “I never had a surgery before that,” Didier said. “To learn that I was going to have someone’s organ put inside of me was just mind-blowing.”

In July of last year, Didier successfully underwent the transplant with little complications, though she suffered a small stroke as a result. “The surgery went great, it couldn’t have went any better,” she said. “Now I have beautiful, pristine lungs in my body. I was kept on a vent until July 19, my daughter’s eleventh birthday. I took my first breath on her birthday.” Still on the road to recovery, the Didiers then began making preparations to start their new online auction business just a few months later. A ribbon cutting was held last month. Didier said business has been good. “We love offering great deals to people,” she said. “We’re just trying to build our customer base.” The Didiers decided to start the business after purchasing a whirlpool tub for a really cheap price from an acquaintance

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TROY — The last time the Daily Call spoke with Corinna Adams she was participating in National Wear Red Day for heart disease awareness along with her fellow co-workers at a local staffing agency. As an account manager, Adams was outfitted in red for part of the cause that had personally touched her family. ADAMS Today she’s wearing slightly different attire or rather title after three years. “I’m brand-new,” said Adams of her recent transition into real estate as an agent with Galbreath Realtors after attending Hondros College of Business in Fairborn where she received her license and where her teachers emphasized things were looking up due to increase in class sizes. When asked about the career change, Adams states she was initially drawn in due to wanting a workable schedule for her family. The opportunity to work as an independent contractor allowing her a flexibility not always available at other places of employment. “It started out mainly with my kids,” Adams said who has two under the age of four with her husband, Charlie. After speaking with a broker from Galbreath Realtors first, it was recommended she attend Hondros, and with a little help from social media, too, she found a good fit for both her scheduling needs and family life as a resident of Miami County. The experience so far has been good, according to Adams who has held a number of open houses and showings while using the aforementioned social media, a huge influence in the business, to help build her clientele, along with a new business website. Galbreath Realtors has 22 agents with a main office located at 1026 W. Main St., Troy, and participate in a number of area events including Make-aWish, Relay for Life, and recently hosted a spring dance at Koester Pavilion. For more information visit Adams at her Facebook or


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Business Continued from page 1 they knew, Larry Bright, who started Tri State Bid in Richmond, Ind., in March 2012. The business purchases truckloads of inventory from popular department stores like Walmart, Target, Lowes and Home Depot, most of which is brand new, and offers the items up for auction. “My husband says it’s eBay meets Craigslist,” Didier said. “It’s like eBay

Senate Continued from page 1 security first, like promised, legalize next.” Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., one of the bill’s said that authors, achieving border control could take years, during which time more immigrants would cross into the U.S. illegally and there would be no solution for the millions already here. “This clearly would undo the entire theme and structure of the immigration bill that has such bipartisan Schumer support,”



Obituaries in the fact that you can get online, look at and bid on items. … It’s like Craigslist because it’s all local.” But that doesn’t mean all of Tri State Bid customers are. Didier said that while most of the customers are locals they have clients who purchased items from neighboring states and as far away as California. The company’s website is:

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GREENVILLE — peller. She was a member Eleanor Pierson, 76, of of Piqua Baptist Church. A service to honor her Piqua, died at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013, life will begin at 10:30 at Wayne Hospital, a.m. Saturday at the Greenville. She was born Miami Memorial Park April 2, 1937, in Cemetery, Covington, with Greenville to the late Pastor Donald R. Wells ofErnest Andrew and ficiating. The family is Meredith Janice (Althaus) being served through the Jamieson & Yannucci Pierson. Survivors include a sis- Funeral Home. Memoter, Maxine Darnell of rial contributions may be Piqua; and several nieces made to Piqua Baptist and nephews. She was Church, 1402 W. High St., preceded in death by three Piqua, OH 45356. Guestbrothers, Robert, Glen and book condolences and expressions of sympathy, to Richard Pierson. Eleanor was a graduate be provided to the family, of Piqua Central High may be expressed through said. “And we may School and retired as an j a m i e s o n a n d y a n never get to real immi- Inspector at Hartzell Pro- gration reform that is needed, so desperately needed by the country.” Death notice Despite the failure of Grassley’s amendments VAN WERT — Linda J. Meadows, 66, of Van Wert, the bill’s supporters died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Van Wert are looking for some Nursing Home, Van Wert. Private services will be held border security meas- at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have ures they can accept. been entrusted to Adams Funeral Home, Sidney. Given GOP suspicion of the border security provisions in the bill, some changes will be Policy: Please send obituary notices by e-mail to or by fax to (937) 773-4225. needed to ensure the Deadlines: Notices must be received by 6 p.m. bill has the support Sunday and Tuesday-Friday, and by 4 p.m. on Monday necessary to pass the for Tuesday’s online edition. Democratic-controlled Questions: Please call Editor Susan Hartley at Senate and ultimately (937) 773-2721, ext. 207 if you have questions about obituaries. the GOP-controlled House.

CHRISTIANSBURG — Betty H. Shook, 84, of Christiansburg, passed away at 11:45 p.m Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in the Masonic Home of Springfield. Born on Aug. 7, 1928 in LaFayette, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Cicero and Mamie (Cordell) Hill. She married Bernard N. Shook on June 28, 1953, and he p r e ceded her in death on Nov. 1 6 , 2010. She is survived b y SHOOK three children, Norman Shook of Troy, Randy (Vicki) Shook of Piqua and Rebecca (Donald) Duncan of Lake Village, Ind. She was a loving grandmother to sixteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Betty also is survived by two sisters, Janie Sue (Bud) Pinkerman of Urbana and E. Jean Idle of Troy. In addition to her parents and husband she was

preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, a granddaughter and daughter-in-law, Rebecca Shook. She was a 1947 graduate of Elizabeth Township High School. Betty was a member of the Christiansburg United Methodist Church and Eastern Star Olivet Lodge 538. She worked for Hobart Manufacturing as an office clerk before becoming a homemaker. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris, with Pastor Travis Mowell of the Piqua Christian Church presiding. Burial will follow in the Casstown Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, with Eastern Star services beginning at 3 p.m in the Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215. Condolences to the family may be sent to

J-Nibb to play on home turf Man kills three, then self BY DAVID FONG Civitas Media No matter how far his career may go or where it may take him, Josh “JNibb” Niblick’s heart will remain firmly planted in Miami County. Niblick, a Piqua High School graduate who is beginning to gain national acclaim for his rap career, will be putting on a free show for his fans from 6-10 p.m. Saturday at Piqua’s Fountain Park Pavillion. The show — which also will feature performers Young Heat, Joker Boy, Marc-D, B. Frizzle and DJ Wolfrunner — is free, although attendees are asked to bring a canned good to donate to a local food pantry. “It was important for me to do this,” Niblick said. “I never want to forget where I came from. No matter what happens in my career, I’m always going to be a nice guy.

Right now, I’m playing in a lot of clubs that won’t allow anyone under 21 to get in. And a lot of my shows are out of state and my fans can’t go. I wanted to do something to allow all my fans back home to come. You don’t have to be 21 to get in and you don’t have to go far to see me perform. I plan on putting on a show. I’m not one of those rappers who stands around. My show is going to be wired up.” Niblick said it will be the first public performance he’s put on in Miami County in nearly two years. He said he’s already heard from a number of people who are planning to attend the show. “If everybody comes who says they are going to come, it’s going to be crazy,” he said. “I’ve got people telling me they are bringing their grandmas and grandpas; I’ve got people telling me they are going to bring their newborns. If everyone who

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Piqua rapper Josh “J-Nibb” Niblick will be giving a free concert from 6-10 p.m. Saturday at Piqua’s Fountain Park Pavillion. says they are going to come actually comes, we are going to have every age from just born up to people in their 70s and 80s there.” For Niblick, it will be one of his final performances before he leaves for California to perform in the Indie Entertainment

Summit. While in Los Angeles, Niblick — who recently signed a deal through Interscope Records — will attend a release party for his newest CD, “Sleepless Nights & Early Mornings.” “Things are going great for me right now,” he said.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An argument inside a St. Louis home health care business escalated into gun violence Thursday when a man shot three other people before turning the gun on himself, police said. The shooting occurred at AK Home Health Care LLC, one several small businesses inside the Cherokee Place Business Incubator south of downtown St. Louis. The shooter gunned down another man and two women before turning his semiautomatic handgun on himself, Police Capt. Michael Sack said. Authorities said the shooter either owned or was a co-owner of the small business and his three victims were employees. The victims' names have not been released. Sack said they appeared to be in their early-40s to mid-50s in age. Other details were

not available. “We don't know if this was a thing that carried over into today or was initiated today,” Sack said. An employee of another business in the building heard gunshots and called police. Other businesses in the building include an attorney’s office and an African bazaar. A woman who showed up about two hours after the shooting began sobbing loudly when she saw the police scene and was comforted by onlookers and police. A neighborhood woman translated the woman’s outbursts for reporters, saying the woman was worried that a relative was inside the building. Abdi Salam Elmi, an immigrant from Somalia who drives a cab in St. Louis, said he was close to all four of the dead in Thursday’s shooting. He described them as hardworking, friendly people.

Massive storms hitting Mid-Atlantic area Widespread power outages and flash flooding reported BY SARAH BRUMFIELD Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A massive storm system that started in the Upper Midwest and plowed across the country was hitting the Mid-Atlantic Thursday, causing widespread power outages and flash flooding, but still largely failing to live up to its fierce billing. The Washington, D.C., area was being hit by storms and the National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm watches and warnings for much of the region. Forecasters warned that the storms could produce damaging winds and large hail, and the the threat would run into at least early evening Thursday. A flash flood watch was in effect. In Maryland and Delaware, officials reported trees down, roads closed, and tens of thousands of power outages after a line of heavy thunderstorms moved through. In the afternoon, the weather service said a tornado was reported near Colesville or Olney, just north of Washington, but

there have been no reports of serious damage. Federal agencies in the area were open but workers were allowed to take unscheduled leave or work from home. In Delaware, thousands were without power, and a 19-year-old woman who works at Plumpton Park Zoo in Rising Sun, Md., was struck by lightning and sent to the hospital. Lightning from a fastmoving storm may have sparked a fire that killed a western Pennsylvania man early Thursday, the state fire marshal said. The fire happened in New Brighton, about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. In southern West Virginia, the Roane County 911 center has been evacuated and roads in the Spencer area were closed because of flash flooding. Still, overall, the storms appear to have caused less wind damage than was feared through early Thursday, said Bill Bunting of the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. Whether they were as bad as anticipated “depends on where you live,” he said.

He said thunderstorms took longer than expected to merge into a large line that could cause widespread damage. The merger also happened farther east than expected, which limited the potential for widespread damage in Illinois and Indiana, though those states still had pockets of severe weather. Even before merging, the individual storms remained powerful, Bunting said. Besides reports of damaging winds and preliminary tornado sightings, the weather service has received reports of hail at least an inch in diameter in locations stretching from southeast Minnesota to Virginia, he said. In Ohio, storms with swift, straight-line winds soaked parts of the state, knocking down trees and barns and leaving many without power Thursday as commuters dodged fallen branches on roads and faced backups at intersections where traffic lights were out. Straight-line winds topping 70 mph were reported and more than two dozen tornado warnings

were issued as two rounds of storms pummeled the state, but no twisters have been confirmed, said Phillip Johnson, who was part of the team monitoring developments for the Ohio Emergency Management Agency. Play was suspended at the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club outside Philadelphia less than two hours after the start of the first round and resumed about three hours later. And morning rush-hour commuters tried to get to work through torrential downpours and dark skies that made it look like nighttime. In New Jersey, officials opened the soaked state's Emergency Operations Center on Thursday morning to monitor the storm's progress. The weather service issued a flood watch for most of the state. Forecasters predicted 1 to 2 inches of rain will fall on swollen rivers and streams. As thunderstorms rumbled across the southern and central parts of the state, thousands of residents were left without power. In northern New York, rain sent rivers and

streams over their banks, leading to evacuations and road closures. Overnight, thunderstorms that punched through northern Illinois caused significant wind damage, mainly in rural areas west and south of Chicago. The city was largely spared. The weather service said intense winds estimated to have reached 70-80 mph in some areas snapped large trees at their trunks or uprooted them entirely. By early Thursday, though, the derecho that had been forecast hadn't developed. “With each hour that goes by, it's less likely,” said Greg Carbin of the storm prediction center. A derecho is a storm of strong straight-line winds spanning at least 240 miles. The systems are distinctive and take on a comma or bow shape, and usually have a large area of very cold cloud tops not typically seen in an ordinary thunderstorm. While the Midwest dodged a derecho, several tornadoes, large hail and flooding did some damage Wednesday. In the small town of

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In Brief Schnell-Westfall American Legion Auxiliary Unit 184 is sponsoring three students to attend the 67th Buckeye Girls State from June 16-22 at the University of Mount Union. The unit sponsors students from Piqua and Lehman high schools. Above, from left to right, are Jim Garrity of the American Legion, delegate Caitlyn Cromes, delegate Katie Heckman, delegate Kayla Harshman, alternate Sarah Gravunder and alternate Rebecca Dunaway. Also pictured is Robyn Cooper, auxiliary unit member, who will be assisting at Girls State. Upon arrival, the girls will be assigned to a political party and will petition for candidacy for a variety of offices from governor to city council. After elections and inaugurations, they will put government into action.

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Expert team examines community PIQUA — A team of experts from around the country gave their time and attention to the city of Piqua last week, according to Bill Lutz, development program manager. “While the product of their work (a guide for future development in the Historic East Piqua Neighborhood) is not quite finished,” wrote Lutz. “The process itself is what is distinguishing this project as something truly innovative for the community.” Last year, the community received a grant from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). The ATSDR agency is housed in the Center for Disease Control and has a very small brownfield program that has traditionally funded public health authorities to do projects such as property inventories. ATSDR provided this grant due to a proposed innovative endoverment with Piqua the first municipal government to receive funding from ATSDR. “When we received the grant, we immediately worked with the National Brownfield Association

out of Chicago to implement a project where a team of experts would come to town and provide us with a development plan for a specific neighborhood,” continued Lutz. The National Brownfield Association had experience with this type of process, but in much larger cities such as Flint, Michigan, Portland, Oregon and Chicago. “This was the first time this type of activity was going to take place in a small city.” Earlier this year, the city chose Burgess and Niple Inc. to help manage the project along with the National Brownfield Association. “Together, with our input we developed [a] team to look at our particular neighborhood,” said Lutz. This team was assembled to develop a plan in a quick period of time. The framework of this process comes from the book Blink. In Blink, the author Marcus Gladwell theorizes that many times better decisions can be made in a “blink of an eye” rather than long periods of thought; through expe-

riences, individuals have unconsciously developed ways to recognize patterns and have learned what these patterns mean. Bringing in this team of experts to take a quick look at the community, they are drawing upon their experiences as they relay their own pattern recognitions, says Lutz. Guests and city staff spent a two hour bus tour of the community with special emphasis on the target area. Lutz noted these individuals were very complimentary of the community and were all impressed with the city’s wonderful natural assets and on the whole, very clean and presentable. “Granted, they understood that there were weak areas and strong areas of the town, on balance, they felt that there much more positives about the community than negatives. The following day, these individuals spent about six hours in our conference room using their experience to come up with a development plan for our target neighborhood.” While these plans and

concepts, said Lutz, are still in a very draft format, the work that they were able to develop in six hours was certainly different than what was expected. “It has a more natural, recreational feel than anything commercial or industrial. It was also clear that from the beginning of the six hour project, the team was very interested in pursuing a commercial/industrial end use, but the conversation changed during their deliberations.” According to Lutz, Robert Colangelo, team leader, stated the group is very conscious of the steady population of the community and any new development could run the risk of not being absorbed by the community and be a negative in the long run. Burgess and Niple Inc. is developing a final report that will outline the final recommendations and implementation for the area with the public to be familiarized with the product and given a chance to comment.

ton Community Center, Fire Department, and Rescue Squad located on Russia-Houston Road, Houston. There will be many exciting events for the whole family, including the Adam Kemp Memorial Car show, dodgeball inflatable’s, tournament, Kiddie tractor pull, 50/50 drawings, cow patty bingo, door prizes, kids games, food vendors, tenderloin and chicken dinners, and live entertainment from Triple Play, Karma’s Pawn and Penny and the Loafers bands to enjoy throughout the weekend. Visit or on Facebook for the calendar of events, tournament registration forms, vendor, and sponsorship forms.

PIQUA — The Miami County Historical and Genealogical Society is sponsoring a lineage society application workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St., Louis Room. Emphasis will be on MCHGS’s four Lineage Societies (see the Lineage Certificates on the society’s website), but there will be valuable tips for most societies. Genealogist Deborah Carder Mayes will be teaching and helping with applications; bring your application if you need assistance. The workshop is free and open to the public. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve a place. There will be an hour Ladies, start break for lunch. For reser- your engines! vations, contact PIQUA — Discover the Stephanie at 937-307- freedom of riding your 7142 or own Harley motorcycle at the event that’s geared toCovington BOE wards women. We’ll talk about how to get started to meet COVINGTON — The and show you how to deCovington Board of Edu- sign, fit, and personalize a cation will meet in regu- bike as unique as you. lar session at 6 p.m. You’ll leave ready to take Thursday, June 20 in the the next step. The party starts at 6:30 board office located in the middle school, 25 Grant p.m. Thursday, June 20, at St. The board will honor Gover H-D, 1501 E. Ash the retirement of classi- St., Piqua. fied employee Peggy LayReserve your spot today man. This is an open with an RSVP to Dani at meeting and the public is 773-8733 or via email welcome to attend.

Community Bradford BOE Classic Festival meeting slated BRADFORD — The coming

HOUSTON — The 3rd Bradford Board of EducaAnnual Houston Commu- tion will meet in regular nity Classic Festival will session at 6:30 p.m. be held Friday, June 28 Wednesday, June 19, in and Saturday, June 29 on room 404. The public is He earned his master’s in 2013 Mentoring Program the grounds of the Hous- welcome to attend. education from Wright participants. Area high State University in 2007. school students were He was a guest conductor asked to submit applicawith the University of tions for the program in Dayton Symphonic Wind January. Students were Ensemble in 2009, and then auditioned and inperforms with the Piqua, terviewed by members of Troy and Sidney civic the Mentoring Program bands. Poling and his committee. The band is wife, Maryann, reside in pleased to welcome Beavercreek with their Nathan Burkholder, a daughters, Ruth and Eliz- saxophonist from Piqua abeth, and their new son, High School, and Ben Robert. Burgei, a percussionist The Piqua Civic Band from Troy High School, as was started by members the inaugural members of of the Piqua Elks Lodge this program who will be in 1932. After World War II, Robert H. Hance Jr. performing with the band was named conductor and this summer. This proserved in that capacity gram is made possible until his retirement in through a generous grant 1999. Currently, the band from the Piqua Commuuses a rotating group of nity Foundation. Patrons conductors. The remain- may make contributions ing concerts for this sea- to be earmarked for the son will be led by Dr. future of the program. For more information Kenneth Kohlenberg, J.R. about the Piqua Civic Price and Brian McKBand, visit the band’s ibben. at http://pi- More Than Just A Cosmetic Issue The Piqua Civic Band website also has announced its Pain Phlebitis Heaviness/Tiredness Blood Clots Ankle Sores Burning/Tingling The facts: 83% of hearing aid /Ulcers Swelling/Throbbing users felt their overall quality Bleeding Tender Veins

Civic band to begin summer season Dream” from Man of La Mancha and “Blue Skies” from Betsy. Other selections will include music from The Music Man, Les Miserables, West Side Story, plus marches by John Philip Sousa, George Gershwin and much more. Poling has been a music educator for 18 years, teaching at St. Luke School in Beavercreek for the past seven years. Prior to teaching in Beavercreek, he was the band director for Lima Central Catholic High School and Lima’s three Catholic elementary schools. Poling graduated magna cum laude from the University of Day ton Music Department in 1995, with a bachelor of music education degree.

Scout volunteers honored DAYTON — Girl Scouts of Western Ohio honored 75 adult volunteers from at a volunteer recognition event held recently, with two of the honorees from the Piqua community. Earning the Service Unit Team Star Award— Outstanding contribution in accomplishing one of the essential responsibilities for a Girl Scout service unit were Melanie Pepiot and Kim Schulze, both from the Piqua Covington Service Unit.

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PIQUA — The Piqua Civic Band begins its summer concert season on June 20, at Hance Pavilion, located in Fountain Park, under the direction of guest conductor Brett Poling. The band performs works ranging from Broadway standards to Dixieland and, of course, marches. This season’s concert dates are June 20, June 27, July 11 and July 18. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. and admission is free. The band’s June 20 concert is titled “On the Great White Way” and features music from all eras of Broadway theater. Vocal soloist Tom Richards will perform “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” from Oklahoma!, “The Impossible

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Selective perception and interpretation ometimes I feel like we are all lying in open graves in a cemetery full of zombies. Surrounded by these menacing evil plots. We all are guilty of the same thing. We Democrats get angry when we see every little news event somehow interpreted as Obama trying to take over the country. But we were also guilty of these same feelings with the Cheney/Bush presidency. We can even go back to the Reagan reign. The others can go as far back as Roosevelt. What is strange is that we can get our diametric opposing opinions from the same events or set of facts. There is a name for this — selective perception. This describes how we all see things through personal lenses that can often alter reality. We can have a warped view of reality. Numerous studies on this all had the same outcome. When students were asked to judge referee calls involving a game with their home team, they always graded the calls to favor their team. When people with political views were asked to judge credible experts on facts, they largely favored the scientists who agreed with their own politics. Public interpretations of proven and obvious facts, when filtered through the beliefs of our own social groups, are a major cause for a lot of our political polarization. These “selective interpretations” are codified and magnified by our social and mass media and thus can form public opinion and then can affect political thought and action. And even worse, they can form group paranoia. This explains some of us interpreting global warming’s hard facts — such as the melting of ice caps, raining where it hasn’t rained in thousands of years and the last 10 years being the hottest on record — all JACK ROBINSON as some kind of plot by Columnist “eco-terrorists” and scientists who want to get rich. More importantly, they then blame Obama for wanting to control everything with a socialist government and wanting to block all the oil companies’ freedom of plunder. It also explains the interpretation of the simple attempt to cover the uninsured and underinsured, and to modernize and streamline healthcare in America as some kind of evil socialist plot to takeover health care. Sorry, but I just can’t help myself sometimes. I have been guilty of the same type of thing. I interpreted three things Reagan did as signals to the Deep South that his heart was not-so-secretly with them. He opened his first campaign in the little southern town where three civil rights workers were buried in a dam after being shot by the local law. He threatened to veto Congress’ bill for economic sanctions of South Africa for its apartheid and suppression of blacks. He threatened to even veto the bill to create the Martin Luther King holiday.. Then we have Cheney/Bush. They used waterboard torture that we prosecuted Japanese generals for using during World War II. They lied about WMDs in order to declare war on Iraq. Cheney had the arrogance to not only refuse to answer questions of Congress but to even refuse to appear before it. And Cheney formed his own secret service to investigate and override CIA findings. This all made me feel that we had a dictator-want-to-be in office. So, OK, OK. I’m guilty of it, too. Although I do miss a lot of chances. For instance, if Katrina was “God’s response to homosexuality and the sinfulness in New Orleans,” why did I miss a chance to believe that the Oklahoma storms were God’s response to Oklahoma’s two senators’ voting against relief for New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey after Sandy, or for their denying global warming in order to appease the oil companies. So we all should be very careful on what we read and we should try to be aware of our “warped” interpretation of it. After considering all this, I still am deluded into thinking that my opinion is closer to the truth. Almost all the scientists and historians agree with most of my own private warped view of things, while the warped views of those who have an opposite opinion are supported by opinionated people who make it their very profitable business to peddle these paranoid delusions: Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. Ah, there’s nothing like this free market of opinions that we have here in America. No fair that the poor historians and scientists have to lug around all those facts and analysis along with their opinions. Not fair when all that the others need are their opinions. And zombies.


Jack Robinson of Piqua is a University of Akron graduate who over 25 years worked his way up from the factory floor to a senior materials management position with General Tire. After the Akron plant closed, he worked at numerous companies, most of which either went broke or moved to Mexico. Contact him at

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Mother of the Munchkins

Volunteering to go first nerability, courage, authenticack in the day my faity, and shame. She has one of vorite school project the top viewed videos at TED was the oral book reand I believe I’ve mentioned port. While other students her before. So along with admay have frustrated, fretted, miring her public speaking caand in some cases hyperventipabilities, I find Brown’s lated, I was chewing my nails research topics fascinating, esdown to the knuckle in anticipecially on shame.As much to pation. A small part was havmy disgust I have seen shame ing learned the trick to giving not only a good report but get- BETHANY J. ROYER used way too many times, Columnist even as a motivational tool ting a decent grade.The larger part was simply enjoying the process and which is a huge no-no. I don’t know about you but when someentertaining an audience. Or so I hoped, I may very well have bored them to tears con- one uses shame on me, I’m not exactly motivated to do anything. Perhaps motivated sidering some of my topics. One of the first lessons I learned rather to give them the what-for or a middle finger, quickly about public speaking, at least when but certainly not anything they want. Perit came to primary oral reports, was to know haps it is because I’ve had it used too many your topic, know it well, and bring props. times on me with the assumption it was Once I gave a report in junior high on going to work or have seen it used in so spelunking just shy the cave. I had more many walks of life as a go-to tool to enforce conformity that it leaves a sour taste in my props than Gallagher! Second, I always made sure to volunteer mouth. Shame, says Brown, is very different from to go first or as close to first as possible. It set the bar for the rest of the class much to their guilt. Guilt means, I’m sorry, I made a misensuing ire. If they did not already hate me take, while shame is, I’m sorry, I am a misfor all the props they certainly despised me take. Shame is never being good enough no matter what you do and it is an epidemic in for the simple fact I was done. Stop and think about it, if you volunteer our culture. According to Brown, in order to get out to go first your report is out of the way. There’s no hour-long and possibly days- from underneath shame we must find our worth of frayed nerves and upset stomachs way back to each other, we have to underas you dwell on the impending public speak- stand how it affects us and how it affects the ing. Plus, by going first your method of de- way we’re parenting, the way we’re working, livery tends to be copied by everyone that and the way we’re looking at each other. What is the resolution to shame? Brown follows and they despise you even more for feeling they had no choice but to copy you. and over a dozen years of research says it is to understand and know empathy, because Yes, I can be very passive-aggressive. Course, these methods do not translate empathy’s the antidote to shame and vulwell into adulthood. That may be the fact nerability is the path out from shame. Given I’ve not really had an opportunity to give a vulnerability, reconciliation, and transspeech on something I’m passionate about, parency are my big words this year, I’m an let alone bring props, any time recent. Also, enthusiastic listener to Brown’s topics. But I want more. I have grown overly secure and complacent The short of the matter is two-fold, one is with being a listener. Not that there is anything wrong with this, it is just something I’ve recently witnessed shame being used in my younger self would be up-at-arms over. a very unbefitting manner. Shame should Especially given the fact I wanted to do never be a tool to get the job done or to get something relative to being before an audi- what you want out of another person.While ence, even once considering standup comedy. I admit I can think of a few reasons to use I know! Who’d have ever guessed, right? shame, motivation is not one of them, but Most of that listening, if it doesn’t consist that’s another story for another day. At the of my reporting on it, comes from TED same time, having been witness to this be(Technology Entertainment and Design) havior has motivated me back to something Talks at If you are ever in the I once truly loved and enjoyed, public speakneed for inspiration or wanton to learn ing, and it IS a shame I have allowed this something new head to TED which is all desire to fall by the wayside for so long. Maybe with my key words I have an opabout spreading great ideas. Now that I’ve mentioned TED I can fi- portunity to pick it up back up? I volunteer to go first. nally get down to today’s column topic (Better late than never!) shame. Bethany J. Royer is the mother of two Shame begins with Brene Brown, a research professor at the University of Hous- munchkins, a closet gamer, and third year psychology student. She can be reached at ton Graduate College of Social Work. Brown studies, speaks, and writes on vul-


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Want more time off work to hang out at the beach? Need a little cash and have vacation days to spare? Some companies allow their workers to buy and sell vacation time, a perk that gives workers more flexibility in managing their time off. The novel approach might help employees buy some extra days off to take the trip of a lifetime or spend more time with a newborn. Coworkers could sell off unused days to get some extra money. “When times are a little tight, this benefit really doesn’t cost a lot of extra money to employers to provide,” said Julie Stich, research director for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.“It’s offered by more forwardthinking or flexible-type employers.” A soon-to-be released survey by the Society for Human Resource Management found that 9 percent of employers allowed workers to cash out unused vacation time. Five percent let employees purchase additional vacation days through a payroll deduction. An additional 7 percent allowed employees to donate vacation time to a general pool that can be used by other workers. The approach is even more popular with employers that have “paid time off” or PTO plans that combine vacation time, sick leave and personal days into one comprehensive plan. About 52 percent of employers reported offering such plans. Of those, 19 percent offered a cash-out option and 15 percent offered a donation program. One percent give their workers unlimited time off. The cost is usually one week’s salary, prorated over the course of the year. Employees often have to decide whether to participate during an annual fall enrollment process and it becomes part of their benefits for the upcoming year. Nora Kouba, who manages company cars at construction materials giant USG Corp. in Chicago, said she used to buy an extra week off to care for her kids or take long summer vacations with the family. But these days, she tends to sell her excess vacation time. “I loved having the extra week when I needed it, and now I like having the extra money,” Kouba said. USG allows all 9,000 of its employees worldwide to buy or sell up to a week of vacation time each year. A little more than half of the company’s employees typically buy an extra week off, while just 5 percent sell a week, USG spokesman Robert Williams said. “People really value their time and appreciate the benefit,” Williams said.









Humanity abides in ‘The Last of Us’

This video game image released by Sony shows a scene from “The Last of Us.” BY LOU KESTEN Associated Press Pop culture has shown us so many apocalypses that we all know what the real problem is going to be. It’s not the feral animals, the nuclear mutants or the lumbering zombies that will kill us. It’s the most dangerous predator of all (all together now): man. So forgive me if I approached “The Last of Us” (Sony, for the PlayStation 3, $59.99) with a sense of “Oh, this again.” Sure, the monsters — “infected” humans in a post-pandemic America — will chew your face off. But at least they aren’t armed, like the militias, gangs and hair-triggered loners fighting to hold onto their stake in a desolate country. What’s different about “The Last of Us” is that it gives us a few people to care about. The protagonist is Joel, a bitter, cynical smuggler who just seems exhausted after decades in this wasteland. His assignment is to deliver Ellie, a spunky 14-year-old girl, to a faction somewhere in the West. The two gradually warm up to each other, naturally, and Ellie isn’t as defenseless as she first appears. We’ve seen similar pairings over the last 12 months — Lee and Clementine in Telltale’s “The Walking Dead,” Booker and Elizabeth in Irrational’s

“BioShock Infinite” — but Joel and Ellie feel the most like real people. They get on each other’s nerves. They make each other laugh. And, somewhat endearingly, Ellie has every bit as foul a mouth as you’d expect from an American teenager. “The Last of Us” takes place 20 years after the pandemic, so Ellie doesn’t know what life was like beforehand. A comic book or a vinyl record might as well be an ancient Greek artifact, for all she knows. Meanwhile, we see things through Joel’s eyes, so every broken highway or abandoned storefront is a reminder of what was lost. Sony’s Naughty Dog studio presents all this devastation vividly. As Joel and Ellie travel from Boston to Pittsburgh and beyond, the attention to detail is astonishing. Weeds burst through cracked sidewalks. The interior of an abandoned van is covered with moss. Suburban homes are filled with heartbreaking family photos. As a player, you need to pay attention to all those details. Supplies are scarce in “The Last of Us,” so you’ll need to search diligently for bandages, duct tape and whatever objects you can find, like a pipe or scissors, that you can turn into a weapon. This isn’t one of those games where there’s a box of ammunition around every corner, so when you do find a spare bullet, it’s a treasure.


The scarcity of ammo makes the enemy encounters all the more nerveracking. Storming into a room full of better-armed militiamen is a good way to get killed quickly; instead, you need to sneak up on each enemy, then figure out a way to take him out quietly. The level of strategy involved — can I creep up on that guard without attracting the attention of an eagle-eyed sniper? — makes “The Last of Us” more demanding and rewarding than your typical zombie bloodbath. Still, there are a few moments when the developers hurl a few dozen of the infected at you at once and the only way out is with gunfire. I found those scenarios more tiresome than horrifying, and they took me out of the story’s carefully established mood. Some will welcome the change of pace, but I found them as incongruous as the hectic firefights in Naughty Dog’s “Uncharted” series. It’s the subtler touches throughout “The Last of Us” that linger: One man’s warning to his young brother against looting. Another survivor’s reticent despair over the death of his partner. Ellie’s attempts to teach herself how to whistle. All reminders that, even after the apocalypse, humans can still be human. Three-and-a-half stars out of four.

Jennifer Lopez: ‘We’re realizing our power’ BY STACY A. DERSON Associated Press


WASHINGTON (AP) — Jennifer Lopez says Latinos in the United States are starting to realize their power in politics and media, making the timing good for her latest undertaking: lobbying for greater diversity in TV programming. The entertainer spoke Wednesday at the Cable Show, a communications convention, ahead of new programming set to launch

July 18 on the NUVOtv network. Lopez serves as chief creative officer of the English-language Latino channel. “It’s an extension of who I am as an artist,” she said about her new role in an interview with The Associated Press. “As I grow in this business — I’ve been in the business close to 20 years now — that creative spark that you have doesn’t go away. It keeps growing almost.” Lopez said that working behind the scenes is just as

rewarding as performing, if not more. “Singing and acting and dancing and performing live, it’s always going to be my passion,” she said. “But at the end of the day, when you’re given the opportunities to be more creative, to create things more from the ground up, to really, really do things like NUVO, which is really for me empowering a community, that means so much to me.” The actress-singer-dancer said these are exciting times across the board for Latinos.

“There’s a big revolution going on, it’s like a media and cultural revolution of Latinos here in the United States,” she said. “We’re realizing our power. We’re realizing that we matter here. You know, we’re not just, you know, the guys working behind the scenes in the kitchens and as a plumber.” Lopez was meeting later Wednesday with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Council of La Raza and Sens. Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Bob Menendez, D-N.J.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Left bewildered by relative’s theft of purse DEAR ABBY: Recently, my cousin-in-law, “Carrie,” attended a family party. I was happy to see her because I like her and haven’t seen her since my wedding in 2011. Carrie has been going through a difficult time because of her mother’s death two years ago and her father’s remarriage plans. I know people are prone to do odd things when under stress, but this has me concerned. During the evening, I went to retrieve an item from my handbag. Carrie was with me, and mentioned she loved my purse and then announced she was “stealing it.” I realized it wasn’t a joke when she dumped the contents of my bag on the kitchen counter in front of several family members. She then handed me $10 and put my purse in her car! I was flabbergasted and didn’t know how to react. Although I had mentioned that I bought the bag at a thrift store for less than Carrie gave me, I liked it because it is a vintage item. I don’t think a replacement will easily be found. While I was always excited to see Carrie before, I am now leery of seeing her again for fear of a repeat of what she did. Am I wrong to feel offended? Do I have any hope of getting my purse back? — STUPEFIED IN NEW YORK DEAR STUPEFIED: Carrie’s behavior was outrageous and may indicate that she has emotional problems that should be addressed. That you would be offended is understandable. That you would be so shocked you didn’t immediately object is also understandable. The only hope of getting your purse back would be to pay this woman a visit, return her money and tell her it’s time to return it. If you’re up to the challenge, she may agree. But don’t count on it.

DEAR ABBY: I have been dating “Wayne” for about a year. Everything is wonderful, but my problem is he is stingy when it comes to issuing a compliment. I’ll get dressed up -makeup, hair, the whole thing -- and ask him what he thinks, and his response is always, “It’s OK. You always look beautiful to me, so you don’t have to dress up.” Maybe I shouldn’t comGellman won a Pulitzer plain about this, but someand a George Polk Award in 2008 for a series of articles he wrote for the Post about thenVice President Dick Cheney. The articles became the basis for a best-selling book, “Angler.”

Prize-winning writer working on surveillance book NEW YORK (AP) — A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and investigative journalist is working on a book about the “surveillance-industrial state” that emerged after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Penguin Press announced Thursday that it had acquired a book by Barton Gellman, a contributing editor at large for Time magazine and a Washington Post reporter. The book, currently untitled, doesn’t have a release date.

The announcement follows last week’s reports that the government was compiling a vast database of phone and Internet records. Gellman cowrote a story for the Post that revealed a surveillance program code-named PRISM.



Advice times I feel Wayne would say I looked good if I were sick and vomiting into a toilet. It’s not like I want him to say I look awful; I just want more of a response than what I’m getting. Any ideas on how to approach this? —ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL? IN MINNESOTA ALWAYS DEAR BEAUTIFUL: Yes. Approach your boyfriend directly. Tell him there is something you need from him that you’re not getting -- and that is acknowledgment when you make a special effort. Explain that while you’re complimented that he thinks you’re always beautiful, you feel let down by his reaction. If he cares about your feelings, he may be a little more generous. DEAR ABBY: How and when do I tell the guy I just started seeing that I have bipolar disorder? I don’t want to make him think I’m crazy. On the other hand, I really like him and hope our relationship will grow into something more. I don’t want to start it off with a lie. —NOT REALLY CRAZY IN MASSACHUSETTS DEAR NOT REALLY CRAZY: You shouldn’t start off a relationship with a lie. However, health information of any sort is personal, and it need not be revealed until you become friendly enough that there is a reason to know. Once you become good friends, you should disclose any information that is pertinent, including your diagnosis and the fact that it is being managed. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

■ Contract Bridge — By Steve Becker You are South, both sides vulnerable. The bidding has gone:

1. Three hearts. The usual rules that govern responses to an opening bid are suspended when an opponent intervenes with a takeout double. The guiding principle is that most responses that would have been forcing without the double are not forcing after the double. Accordingly, the recommended three-heart bid -which would normally be game-forcing (or invitational for those who play

Bidding quiz limit raises) -- becomes pre-emptive. Partner goes on to game only when he holds well above minimum strength. 2. Two hearts. This shows a weak hand with moderate trump support, but lacking the distributional features that a three-heart bid would imply. 3. One spade. This tells partner you have a fivecard suit (or a very strong four-card suit) and that you lack the values for a redouble (see answer to No. 4). A one-over-one bid after an opposing takeout double suggests a hand in the six- to nine-point range. 4. Redouble. A redouble shows 10 points or more in high cards and does not

necessarily guarantee support for opener’s suit. Usually, the opener passes at his next turn to allow the redoubler a chance to bid over whatever action the opponents have taken. The essential message of the redouble is that the opener’s side has the balance of strength and must therefore either buy the contract or double the opponents for penalties. 5. Two diamonds. Similar to No. 3. After a double, this indicates a strong suit and not much else, and is not forcing. Note that if the opponent had not doubled, you would not have enough points to bid two diamonds on your own (you would have had to bid one notrump instead). 6. Pass. This diamond

suit is not good enough to bid on the two-level. If partner has a really good hand, he will indicate it at his next opportunity, and you can then take whatever action you feel is appropriate. For the moment, though, a pass is best. 7. One notrump. In general, the notrump bid over a double indicates seven to nine points and balanced distribution, which is exactly what you have. Concealing your values by passing could lead to a difficult bidding problem later on. Tomorrow: A bold venture.

Solve it


Sudoku Puzzle Complete the grid so every row, column and 3 x 3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively. THURSDAY’S SOLUTION


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■ The Traveling Teacher

Successful strategies for flying with kids


Some preplanning and organization can go a long ways toward a successful fligth with young children. ver the years, my husband and I have flown with our young kids on family vacations. Successfully taking little ones into the skies requires some preplanning and organization. These handy tips will help you turn flying into a positive travel strategy for your family. Practice Makes Perfect: No matter the ages of your kids, get them


used to traveling and being “on the go.” Since most of us can’t take practice trips in a plane, make sure your little ones have lots of experience traveling in the car. Kids who travel well in the car will most likely do well on an airplane. Make the Most of Your Stroller. Managing babies and toddlers in the airport is much easier with a stroller, especially

with some of the long distances that must be traveled between checking in, security, and your departure gate. An added bonus is that you can stow some of your carry-on baggage in the lower part of your stroller, depending on the design. Most airlines will allow you to take the stroller right up to the plane and then check it gateside. Check your specific airline’s policies be-

fore departing. Take Your Car Seat With You. If you’re concerned about an appropriate car seat for your child once you arrive at your destination, know that most airlines allow you to check a car seat for free. Confirm this with your airline before departure, of course. Some car rental companies will rent car seats, but you never know what the quality of the seat will be. Taking your own along allows you to transport your child without cause for concern. Use the Facilities Before Boarding. Get the kids ready for boarding with a timely visit to the restroom. Even if kids say they don’t need to go, make this part of the process non-negotiable. Follow the same process with baby’s diaper change. The time between boarding and take-off can be miserable for little ones who need a diaper change or have to use the restroom. Also, changing a diaper on an airplane is less than ideal, so try to be strategic with your timing. Board Early. If your airline allows pre-boarding for families with young children, take advantage of that option.

Don’t feel guilty about getting on the plane before everyone else. The preboard gives you time to get situated on the plane before a long line of passengers flood in. Pack the Essential Gear: Pack plenty of onboard entertainment for your brood. This includes books, toys, small games, coloring books, and personal electronics. Have a good supply of snacks and drinks ready, too. Coming with the right equipment helps keep everyone happy and content. Pack Light: Hauling a baby or toddler through an airport can be strenuous enough as it is. Try to take only what is needed for the first few days of the trip, and then buy items along the way as you travel. Consumables like diapers, food, sunscreen, and beauty products are better purchased once the final destination has been reached. If you stay in one place for awhile, explore the option of renting equipment for baby or the beach. If possible, do laundry halfway through the trip. All these things make the luggage less cumbersome, and it means you’re hauling less. Prepare for the Ear Popping. The ascent and

bad habit I had to struggle to break. I know that the repetitive misuse of “like,” starting in pre-adolescence, is going to be an extremely bad habit to break because it quickly develops into an involuntary vocal tic. I see that potential in my grandson. I want him to enter adulthood with every possible advantage and as few lia-

bilities as possible. Which is why I won’t tolerate it. Every loving parent, grandparent, and teacher should be so intolerant.

HOLLY MCELWEE Columnist descent of the plane can be a painful experience for little kids’ ears. For babies, try to nurse or give a small bottle or during liftoff and landing. Older kids can chew gum or eat a small snack. The chewing and sucking motions of these activities will help those little ears to pop and will keep kids happier. Don’t rule out flying just because you have young kids in your family. It can be a fast and fun option when you plan in advance. Visit http://travelingteacheronline.blogspot. com/ for more traveling ideas and stories from the road. Holly McElwee is a teacher at Wilder Intermediate School.

■ Living with Children

Lack of manners Are you trying to tell me something?” I asked my pre-teen grandson. “Um, uh, yes.” “Then don’t use that word. You know how I feel about it.” “Okay.” And the conversation proceeded from there, unimpaired by repeated insertions of “like” into every sentence, as in, “I, um, like, wanted to go to like the soccer game but like i wasn’t like able to because like I had to stay home and like do my homework.” I will tolerate repetitious misuses of “like” when I’m talking with a person with whom I have no interest in relationship (e.g. a salesperson, albeit I file the conversation under “Try Not to Patronize These Places of Business”) but I will not tolerate even one such misuse with my grandchildren. Why? Because I care about my grandchildren. I want them to have every advantage in life, and one such advantage is

the correct use of language in speech. There is a simple reason why one does not hear physicians, lawyers, ministers, public speakers, politicians, CEOs, small business owners, corporate-level salespersons, talk-show hosts, or loan officers peppering their speech with the misuse of “like,” and the simple reason is that such peppering sounds immature, ignorant, and uneducated. It is also highly annoying to anyone who speaks correctly. During a recent airplane ride from Phoenix to Charlotte, I was forced to listen while the young woman directly in back of me told her life story to her seatmate for the entire four-plus hours. Said autobiography featured the word “like,” misused at least 4,356 times. She like did this and then she like did that and then like this happened and then like that happened and then her like parents did like such-and-so and her like friends did like such-andsuch and like like like like

like like like another 4,341 times, all in a voice loud enough for half the plane to hear. By the way, she identified herself as a senior in college. Does she talk that way in class? Do her professors, consumed with the need to be liked (No pun intended, really, but it was a good one, eh?), not correct her? The problem is that this mannerism reflects a lack of proper thinking. If one is thinking properly, one speaks properly. Conversely, when one is not speaking properly, one’s brain is not working properly. And be assured, it is possible, as this tale illustrates, for the brain of an intelligent person to not work properly. Every generation develops its rituals and badges of membership. Mine did, for sure, and to fit in I most definitely acquired them. But all I had to do to appear normal to potential employers was cut my hair and stop wearing sunglasses indoors. Looking like Peter Fonda in “Easy Rider” was not a

The new dads: Diaper duty’s just the start BY BETH J. HARPAZ Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Laura Radocaj of Vero Beach, Fla., was warned when she was pregnant with twins that motherhood would be harder than she imagined — especially because she planned to go back to work while the twins were still babies. “But this has been the easiest transition,” said Radocaj, 28, who works from home in corporate communications. So what’s her secret? Her husband, Marco, also 28, puts in just as much time with child care and housework as she does, even though he works full-time for an air-conditioning company. “If your partner is splitting things 50-50, it’s easy,” said Laura. “Before, when everyone made motherhood seem like such a big deal, men weren’t chipping in as much.” Something is changing with today’s young fathers. By their own accounts, by their wives’ testimony, and according to time-use studies and other statistics, more men are doing more around the house, from packing school lunches and doing laundry to getting up in the

middle of the night with a screaming infant. “If it’s not my job, then it’s her job, and that wouldn’t be fair,” said Marco. But it’s not just about sharing chores. For dads in their 20s and 30s, being an involved father is part of their identity. They blog about changing diapers, they chat nonchalantly with colleagues about breastfeeding, and they trade recipes for baby food while working out with guys at the gym. Creed Anthony, 37, a teacher and father of two in Indianapolis, recalled standing in a hallway at work “talking about breastfeeding with three women. It was natural. They didn’t bat an eye.” Another conversation with colleagues, male and female, involved “poopy diapers, puke and eating cycles,” he said. “And there are a number of guys at school who talk to each other about these things, whether it’s ‘my son’s getting up at two in the morning, he’s got this diaper rash, what did you do?’ or running a vacuum cleaner to help a colicky baby. It’s funny, but it’s perfect.” His wife, Amal Anthony, 35, who works at a law firm, says Creed not only handles

diapers and sick kids, but also does most of the shopping and laundry. But please don’t call her husband Mr. Mom. “The Mr. Mom thing gets thrown around a lot and a lot of us don’t like that,” said Anthony, who writes a blog called “Tales from the Poop Deck” and also contributes to the “Life of Dad” social networking site. “It’s normal to us to be a dad. This is what we’re supposed to do.” He said he’d like to see more focus on all the “really good dads out there ... rather than being portrayed as some doofus that only sits on the couch and watches sports.” Part of why dads are doing more around the house may be that women are doing more in the workplace. A study from the Pew Research Center this month found that mothers are the breadwinners in a record 40 percent of families. At the same time, the number of stay-athome dads is twice what it was 10 years ago — though still a relatively small number at 176,000. And in twothirds of married couples with children under 18, both parents work, according to the U.S. Census. As working moms increas-

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IN BRIEF ■ NFL FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The NFL is limiting the size and kind of bags fans bring into stadiums, beginning with preseason games. The restrictions are designed to enhance security and speed stadium entry. With the exception of necessary medical items, only clear plastic, vinyl or thick plastic handbags no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches will be allowed. One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags also will be OK, as will small bags about the size of someone's hand, with or without a handle or strap, that are in a clear plastic bag. Banned items will include purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, seat cushions, luggage, computer bags and camera bags.


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The NCAA is thrilled with the fan support during its national wrestling championships. The next step is to get the casual fan engaged for more than just a weekend. A proposal pitched Tuesday to the NCAA's sports management cabinet includes a new, 24-team dual tournament with points available to pick up before the event. The proposal, first reported by the Des Moines Register, wouldn't be implemented until at least 2016 because of procedural and budgetary issues. But the idea behind the change is to emphasize the regular season by forcing teams to compete for a spot in the 24-team event, said Anthony Holman, the NCAA associate director of championships. The wrestling championships are typically among the most successful the NCAA puts on, selling out again this March in Des Moines. But lackluster attendance for regular season meets has long been an issue. "Our avid fans come to our national championship. They're committed to it. They're very supportive. But we've not seem that trickle down to help programs," said Holman, who presented the proposal. "By making dual matches early in the season and on campus more important and more relevant, it strengthens our sport." Under the proposal, teams would compete all season for a bid to one of the four, six-team regional tournaments, likely to be held after the conference tournaments. The field would be selected in roughly the same manner as the men's basketball tournament, with the highest seeds hosting the regionals.


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QUOTED “Gee! What a shame! The Troy team had everything in their favor.” — Duane Bachman

Piqua's no. 13 John Edwards pitches as Sidney's no. 15 Cole McEldowney takes a long lead at first at Custenborder Field Tuesday. SIDNEY — Sidney Post 217 took on Piqua Tuesday night at Custenborder Field, coming off an excellent weekend that saw the team win three out of four games. It started with a split against Richmond, Sidney winning the first game 7-2 before falling 5-3 in the nightcap.

In the first game, Dalton Bollinger, back from a broken hand, had two hits, as did Cole McEldowney. Mitch Gigandet had a double. “It’s nice to have his bat back in the lineup,” said coach Jason Sidney McLain of Bollinger. Jace Barga got the win, going the first four in-

nings. In the second game, Bobby Benshoff, McEldowney and Campos all had two hits for Sidney, with McEldowney driving in two of the three runs. On Sunday, Sidney traveled to Bluffton College and played a doubleheader against IDA of Michigan. Sidney won the first

game 3-2 in eight innings, with Rusty Hodgson going all eight innings for Post 217. Bollinger had a big day at the plate for Sidney, going 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs. Treg Francis was 2-for-4 with a double and Wenning was 2-for 3. “It’s good to see Treg hit-

ting,” said McLain. He’s a big part of our offense.” In the second game, Post 217 rolled to a 12-3 victory to up its record to 4-5 on the season. Bollinger had a triple and two RBIs, Barga had a double, Francis a double, McGillvary was 2-for-3, and Benshoff had three RBIs. “We have our 18-man roster and we are really talented,” said McLain. “Every one of the 18 can contribute. If everyone learns their roles we will be very successful. I’m excited about what we can accomplish.” After Tuesday night’s game, Sidney is off Wednesday before competing in the 32nd annual Gregg Nischwitz Memorial Tournament Thursday through Sunday. Nischwitz, the son of former Wright State baseball coach Ron Nischwitz and a former pitcher at WSU, died at the age of 19 in a construction accident. Games will be played at Wright State, Athletes in Action in Xenia, Fairborn High School and the University of Dayton. Last year there were 16 teams competing in the event.

Stiefel competes at Waynesfield Raceway Park WAYNESFIELD — On Sat. Becca Stiefel of Stif Racing in Piqua traveled to Waynesfield Raceway Park to compete in the 1000cc mini sprint class with her Dick's Paint and Body Shop, KB Machine and Tool, Aesthetic Finishers, Automotive Armature Works, J and T Photos, Ham Signs, Rieck Services, AMSOIL- Doug Mertz, Richard Donnelly, Colors by Barr,Mark Knupp Muffler and Tire backed 1000cc mini sprint. Stiefel would start the night on the outside of row two in the second heat race and would find the adjustments made after hot laps were not exactly the right ones and battle a tight condition on entry and would finish third. With a little luck on her side the inversion would put her on the pole for the feature. Stiefel would lead the field to the green and be


Piqua’s Becca Stiefel traveled to Waynesfield Raceway Park to compete in the 1000cc mini sprint class Saturday. on the inside where the upper groove was quicker would put her back to 6th place but she would let

things settle in and get to work in the 20 lap event. Stiefel would move her line up and begin to move

forward however the top 5 cars were tough competetion, by lap 5 she was running 5th and battling

thru lapped traffic. Becca would find herself moving thru traffic quickly and laps going away quickly but was able to grab one more spot and bring it home in 4th place. After the race Stiefel said " we read the track wrong for the heat race so setup was off and I knew in the feature that the top groove looked quick but I had to wait my time to get there. We made a couple changes to the car over the week and I think were making head way and learning more each lap. Being out of the car for most of 2012 and come back and get another top 5 is a good deal" Stiefel will be attending a show at Gover Harley Davidson on Saturday along with her car from 10-2 and then head north to Waynesfield Raceway Park with Hot Laps set for 6 and Racing at 7 with five class on tap.

The Red and Blue goes up against St. Paris Moves on to Dayton for a hard clean fight through entire game fter finishing the 1922 basketball season with 15 wins against only 2 losses, Piqua was looking for another banner campaign including eleven quality opponents. The Piquonian chronicled the Red and Blue, beginning with their first game against St. Paris. “Piqua played the initial game of basket ball on the home floor. The first half was against us as we couldn’t get started and likewise showed poor form. The first half ended with the score 13 – 9 in favor of our opponents. The second half Piqua had a team on the floor; the same men but so different in form that we walked all over the ‘corn huskers’ and the game ended with the score 28 – 19 in our favor. The Piqua lineup included Fisher at right forward; P. Barklow at right guard; Edge at left forward; C. Barklow at left guard and Gavin at center.” “Although Piqua was not familiar with Bradford’s new floor the team managed to score first, which is always a


help. Piqua was in the lead at the beginning of the second half and although the ‘railroaders’ tried hard to come back strong they were unable to break up Piqua’s swift, accurate pass work which enabled Piqua to be at the head of a score of 26 – 11 when the game ended.” “Moraine Park came to Piqua with good intentions and a good team to back them up. But when we got started it surely make them ‘look sick’ as the score at the end of the first half was 19 – 4 in our favor. The second half looked as though both teams had done their best in the first half because Piqua scored only 1 point on a foul and Moraine Park 2 points on a field goal. The game ended, Piqua winning with a score of 20 – 6.” “Piqua went to Dayton to put up a hard clean fight and they did this through the whole game; while the Stivers team played one of the finest games of football ever played on a basket ball floor. Stivers won by a score

DUANE BACHMAN The History of Piqua Athletics A Journal Winter, 1923

of 66 to 14.” “The Lima game was one of the most exciting games ever played on Piqua’s floor. The game was also a fine example of how basket ball should be played as it was clean, fast, and hard fought from start to finish. When the first half ended Piqua deserved to be where it was at the head of a score of 20 – 13. In second half, however, Lima, with swift, accurate passwork tied our score and finally got in the lead just before the final whistle blew, beating the Red and Blue 31 to 29.” “Urbana had a fine team; all of their team were ‘built’

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for the game, and they were a bunch of scrappers, too. The game, which started off with a whirl, continued throughout, — Piqua leading usually with a margin of one or two points. However, Piqua showed best ‘form’ in the first-half and as it grew near the end of the half increased the lead so that when the gun cracked the score stood 14 -9. At the beginning of the second-half Urbana came back all ‘full of hope’ but after our team saw them make a couple of fielders they decided to stop it; and they did. After about 15 minutes more of hard fighting the game ended. Score 19-20 Piqua’s favor” “The team went to Xenia in taxies and there were well received and treated as kings. We played in their new school building which is a credit to their old town. A fine crowd was there to see Xenia win but as it turned out they were there to witness Xenia get ‘trampled’ on by a score of 37 to 26. The team which Xenia put on the floor was

seemingly inexperienced because our men played ‘rings’ around them; but despite this fact they fought hard.” “Piqua again used taxies to motor to Greenville where the game was played on a dance floor better known as the Palais Gardens, our men having to live up to their reputation both as basket ball players and as dancers, yet showed the Greenville lads some wonderfully fast work. While the Greenville squad was trying to ‘catch on’ to this, Piqua was dropping the ball into the basket so fast that when Greenville woke from their trance the game was over and Piqua was ahead with a margin of twenty points. Score 47 – 27.” “Gee! What a shame! The Troy team had everything in their favor. The floor, the crowd, and the looks. But despite these things they couldn’t win. It certainly was a shame the way we beat them especially when we knew they were sweating blood. When the game started it See HISTORY/Page 9


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Authorities investigate fatal crash NASCAR driver killed during first heat at Bridgeport Speedway dirt track BRIDGEPORT, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police on Thursday were trying to determine what caused the dirt track crash that killed NASCAR driver Jason Leffler on Wednesday night. Leffler died after the crash during the first heat at southern New Jersey’s Bridgeport Speedway, a dirt track about 15 miles southwest of Philadelphia. A spectator, Chris Taitt, said he was at the race but looking the other way when the crash occurred. He says Leffler had been

in second place, apart from other cars when his car slammed into a wall at the track’s fourth turn. Taitt, 40, of West Deptford, said the wing on the car was “flattened like a pancake,” and the seat appeared to be displaced. Leffler, 37, a native of Long Beach, Calif., has won twice on NASCAR’s Nationwide Series and finished in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500, two of car racing’s signature events. But apart from a lastplace finish in Sunday’s

NASCAR race at Pocono, he had spent most of 2013 racing on dirt tracks. The 410 Sprint Car race promised Wednesday $7,000 to the winner. While it’s in the minor leagues of car racing, it was the highest profile event so far this year, with better-known drivers, more expensive tickets and a bigger prize than the usual Friday and Saturday night events at the raceway. Sprint car races can be more dangerous for drivers and spectators be-

cause the safety measures taken by series aren’t at the same level. Many facilities lack the SAFER barriers that are standard in NASCAR and IndyCar, and the cars aren’t always adequately protected. Three drivers were killed last month in crashes on dirt tracks. Driver Josh Burton died of injuries sustained in a crash at Bloomington Speedway in Indiana; and two drivers were killed in a race in Nevada. In March in California, two people were killed when a car careened off a dirt track and crashed on pit road. While investigators

tried to piece together what happened, the carracing world was remembering Leffler, recalling him as a loving father to his 5-year-old son, Charlie Dean; an open person and a versatile driver. “Despite his many accomplishments, Jason still followed in the same footsteps of his heroes that would race anything, anytime. All Jason wanted to do was race. He was the life of every party and a true racer,” Leffler’s representative, Spire Sports, said in a statement. “We will miss Jason dearly and know that his family appreciates all the thoughts and prayers.”

LEFFLER Spire said funeral arrangements were being made. Panther Racing Owner John Barnes, for whom Leffler raced in 2004 and 2005, said Leffler had a “fierce competitive spirit and a devilish attitude. Jason was a small man with a huge right foot.”

Downpours and birdies in 1st round of U.S. Open BY JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Clouds gave way to peeks of sunshine, squeegees gave way to putters, and the 13th hole gave way to birdies during the first round of the U.S. Open’s return to Merion Golf Club. Drenching storms caused a 3½-hour delay early Thursday, halting play less than two hours after it began. When the golfers returned to the course, one thing was evident: a 102-yard hole was easy pickings for the world’s best players. Twelve of the first 16 players to try the par-3 No. 13 scored 2, including 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel, who used the hole to start a run of three consecutive birdies that included a chip-in at No. 15. Sergio Garcia also birdied No. 13, but that was an aberration in a terrible start for the Spaniard, who has spent the lead-up to the tournament trying to make amends with Tiger Woods. Garcia had a quadruple bogey, double bogey and a bogey in his first five holes. The golfer was greeted with mild applause and a few audible boos when he was introduced at the start of his round. He is playing his first tournament in the U.S. since a recent exchange with Woods hit a low point when Garcia said he would serve fried chicken if Woods came to dinner during the Open. Garcia has since apologized for the remark. He shook hands with Woods on the practice range this week and left a note in Woods’ locker. He was also noticeably friendly to the gallery during Wednesday’s practice round, stopping several times to sign autographs. Cliff Kresge, a Floridian ranked No. 551 in the world, hit the first tee shot of the tournament at 6:45 a.m. The horn blew at 8:36 a.m., and thunder, lightning and downpours followed, sending everyone scurrying for cover. Safety was a concern on a course that required fans to take long shuttle rides from remote parking lots. At a fan zone, where a replay of the limited action was on a jumbo screen, a worker used a microphone to implore an overflow crowd to move to the merchandise tent. “We’re not feeling safe having this many people in here,” he told them. Many folks heeded his message and moved on. Play resumed shortly after noon. The course was already soaked from a half foot of rain during the past week, although sunshine Tuesday and Wednesday helped to dry things out a bit on the historic course, hosting the Open for the first time in 32 years. The marquee group


Martin Laird, left, of Scotland, walks near the fifth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club on Thursday in Ardmore, Pa. originally was scheduled to begin shortly after lunchtime, but the rains pushed back the tee time for Woods, Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott — the top three players in the world rankings — to mid-afternoon. Even with all the rain softening up the shortest major championship course in nine years,

est daughter graduate from the eighth grade. Early on, he played like someone who didn’t get much sleep. Starting on the 11th hole — one of the unorthodox arrangements in the setup at this course — he opened with the 3bogey and put his tee shot in the rough at No. 12. But he saved par at the 12th and birdied the short par-

hope will be Sunday.” Any major disruption would be a shame, given that the U.S. Open has waited 32 years to return to the course where Olin Dutra overcame a serious stomach illness to win in 1934, where Ben Hogan hit the picture-perfect 1iron approach to No. 18 before winning in a playoff in 1950, where Lee

Masters and U.S. Open back-to-back since Woods in 2002. Thought to be too small to host an Open anymore, Merion had been off the radar for so long that many of the top names in the field — including Woods — had never played it until recently. Organizers had to be creative with the placement of hospitality tents and parking lots on the club’s relatively small footprint, and ticket sales were capped at 25,000 a day instead of the usual 40,000 or so for recent championships.

Fans flee as threatening weather halts US Open BY DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer

Merion was expected to be no easy stroll. Phil Mickelson and Steve Stricker saw the notoriously sloping greens live up to their reputation after just a few minutes of play when each had a birdie putt roll 8 feet past the hole, Mickelson at No. 11 and Stricker at No. 12. Both ended up with bogeys. Mickelson’s early tee time presented a logistical challenge. He arrived at Merion after an overnight flight from San Diego, where he watched his old-

3 13th to pull back to even par. The forecast for bad weather led to a USGA news conference Wednesday that covered topics like hail, standing water and the dreaded “potentially damaging winds.” At one point during a long and otherwise straightlaced opening statement, USGA vice president Tom O’Toole spoke about the presentation of the championship trophy — then rolled his eyes skyward and added: “which we

Trevino pulled a rubber snake out of his bag at the first hole of the playoff when he beat Jack Nicklaus for the title in 1971, and where David Graham became the first Australian to win the trophy in 1981. It would also dampen the drama of Woods’ pursuit of his first major in five years, a reasonable proposition given that he’s already won four times on the PGA Tour this year. And Scott’s hopes of becoming the first to win the

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — The horn that suspended play at the U.S. Open also turned out to be the official signal to shop. Forget Ian Poulter. The real early leader at Merion Golf Club was the merchandise tent — all three of them. Those crackles of thunder led to plenty of ka-chinging at the stores. Storms were expected in the Philadelphia area for most of Thursday, and when the alert sounded at 8:36 a.m., thousands of fans left their perches in the grandstands and went in search of souvenirs — $45 umbrellas and $27 hats. “We were so excited but we really didn’t even get to see anything,” said Samantha Jaffee, holding $88 worth of Open items. So she followed the lead of hundreds of others, browsing through racks of $95 shirts along with posters, books and bags. Aside from the big, white souvenir tents, there were few options to escape the storm, so fans took advantage of any covered area, no matter the size — a small ATM ma-

chine booth, a USGA survey tent that was mostly empty during practice rounds. All the while, there were announcements on screens and from public safety officials telling spectators to seek shelter; weather warning signs flashed on leader boards around the course. “Safety is paramount so flexibility is employed,” USGA spokesman Dan Hubbard said. “This means (the) clubhouse or other restricted areas may be made available, if needed.” The USGA quickly suspended transportation from three main lots to Merion, though service continued for anyone who wanted to call it a day and leave. Which brings us to refunds. If there is less than a full four hours of play, U.S. Open championship director Reg Jones said there could be refunds or tickets “possibly” could be used another day. The tournament was less than two hours old when the horn blew. The watery day wasn’t all about shopping, either. There’s nothing worse than being wet and hungry but a cheesesteak, $9.50, please, could make it more bearable. Some washed-out spectators complained that breakfast sandwiches were already sold out by 9 a.m. “This is the worst,” Tim McDermott, of Philadelphia, said as he ate a Thai chicken wrap. “Who runs out of bacon, egg and cheese at breakfast? It’d be fine if I could drink a beer, but you can’t do that before 10:30.” Ralph Pelusi, of Hatboro, arrived at the 14th green around 8:15 a.m, just before the horn sounded. “It’s tough, but we’ll wait it out,” Pelusi said. “It’s a bummer.” Bill Strehse, who lives about four blocks away, was part of the scramble for shelter. “Everybody ducked under what they could find. Every tent was filled. And this place was a wall,” he said, pointing to the large covering at the entrance. “I had my poncho and just waited under the tree and watched the lightning. Once the rain started, everyone found a spot to hang out.” Some, like 16-year-old Geoff Warke of Hershey, simply popped open an umbrella and walked the front nine. He even got a quick hello from Phil Mickelson near the fourth fairway. At a fan zone, where a replay of the limited morning action was up on the big screen, a worker took the microphone to implore an overflow crowd to move to the merchandise tent. “We’re not feeling safe having this many people in here,” he told them. So off they went. To shop.



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looked as if it would turn into a ‘battle royal’ before long but so calmly did our men work that while Troy men were fighting each other, the ball and the referee, Piqua was scoring points. However Troy did manage to knock the ball into the basket a couple of times. It seems queer that every time Troy had a chance to score they were stopped by our faithful guards;on the other hand when we got the ball it usually meant a basket. Isn’t that strange? The secondhalf was not much better, everyone was puzzled with such a queer situation; surely it couldn’t be that our team was better than theirs; of course not; that would be absurd! But yet when the game was finished and Piqua was at the head of a score of 29-18 everyone seemed to feel that Piqua had won even though it seemed impossible.” “Although Piqua’s team was crippled to a certain extent by having two regulars off, they fought hard and scared the Steele boys so bad that we were leading the score up to about the last KEITH SRAKOCIC/AP PHOTO eight minutes. The game started Pittsburgh Steelers head coach MikeTomlin, center, walks between quarterbacks John ParkerWilson (4) and off with a bang and our team had Bruce Gradkowski (5) as they stretch during NFL football practice onWednesday in Pittsburgh. scored six points before Steele so much as touched the ball. Finally BY DALE GRDNIC an impact if Pittsburgh wants to plicate the things that James Farhowever,Steele managed to catch bounce back. rior did for years for this team,as far up with us, and, after the score Associated Press So far, Tomlin is pleased. as being a leader on defense and see-sawed awhile, it stood at 10PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pitts“As I sit here today I feel good never blinking at adversity and al- 11 at the end of the first-half in burgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin about the foundation we’ve laid for ways trying to be your best,” Foote our favor. Hurrah! But no sooner likes what he’s seen over the last few 2013,” he said. “I like the efforts of said. “We’re always yelling at the had the yell died out than Steele months, even though he knows it the guys, the messages have been young guys, telling them that they sailed down the floor and the ball won’t matter much if the Steelers received. We’re just in a good place, might think they’ve arrived, but ‘swished’ through the basket putcan’t build on it when they report for but that doesn’t assure us anything. they aren’t veterans yet. They have ting Steele in the lead.After hard training camp next month. We understand what we do moving to stay in their place and keep learn- work Piqua again gained the lead The team wrapped up minicamp forward is what’s really significant.” ing.” and held it for a few tense moon Thursday, meeting with coaches Veteran inside linebacker Larry ments; then the tension broke Tomlin noted that the Steelers beforeTomlin let his players go early Foote, entering his 13th season, is will“play it by ear,”as far as working and Steele started to pile up a rather than take the field. “I just told the guys it’s been a among the team’s elder statesmen is the injured players back into the score which ‘sewed-up’ the game. great offseason,” Tomlin said. “But, prepared to become a leader in the mix, but he expected all of them to When the debris was cleared and I think that but is significant be- locker room. be ready for training camp. That away we found the score to be 21“There are only a couple guys in cause legitimately, you’d like to find might not include linebacker Sean 31 in Steele’s favor.” “Troy was given a hearty welways to measure offseasons and feel here who are older than me, so it’s a Spence (left knee) or tight end Heath good about it, but the reality is these big challenge,” Foote said.“Not pres- Miller (right knee), although being come on this particular night,the gym being crowded with hilaritypes of processes are measured sure, but I want to lead this team ready for the season is more likely. into the playoffs. I’ve been led, and ous rooters who were in an upbased on results.” “No, nothing miraculous,” Miller roar during the whole contest. The results didn’t meet Pitts- I’ve been following other guys, so burgh’s lofty standards a year ago, hopefully I can lead this team deep said.“I feel pretty good right now.It’s This was a lovely game; our men when the Steelers slipped to 8-8 and into the playoffs all the way to the kind of lonely in here when you’re passed shot and showed form here by yourself, so it was nice to which was all but perfect. As far missed the playoffs. The roster un- Super Bowl.” It’s a role Foote is growing into, have the other guys around. It’s en- as Troy’s part in the contest, the derwent a significant makeover, with veterans like James Harrison, trying to do for others what his men- couraging to watch everybody else score tells the tale.The visitors at Max Starks, Mike Wallace and tors did for him when he broke into work, and you just try to be inspired the improper time were so rattled by how hard they’re working and try that their ‘battling’ and ‘crabbing’ Casey Hampton leaving,replaced by the league. among themselves was almost “Even last year, I wanted to du- to get back to where they’re at.” younger players who need to make

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Senate committee OKs sex-assault bill BY RICHARD LARDNER AND DONNA CASSATA Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Siding with the Pentagon's top brass, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved legislation Wednesday to keep commanders involved in deciding whether to prosecute sexual assault cases, rejecting an aggressive plan to stem sex-related crimes in the armed forces by overhauling the military justice system. By a vote of 17-9, the committee passed a bill crafted by its chairman, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., designed to increase pressure on senior commanders to prosecute sexual assault cases by requiring a top-level review if they fail to do so. Levin's proposal also makes it a crime to retaliate against victims who report a sexual assault and also calls on the Pentagon to relieve commanders who fail to create a climate receptive for victims. The committee rebuffed a proposal in a bill by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, DN.Y., to remove commanders from the process of deciding whether serious crimes, including sexual misconduct cases, go to trial. That judgment would have rested instead with seasoned trial lawyers who have prosecutorial experience and hold the rank of colonel or above. The committee also rejected a provision of Gillibrand's bill that would have taken away a commander's authority to convene a court-martial by giving that responsibility to new and separate offices outside a victim's chain of command. Echoing concerns voiced by the Joint Chiefs of Staff over Gillibrand's bill, members who backed Levin said they feared taking commanders out of the legal process would create more problems than it would solve by undercutting the ability of officers to maintain good order and discipline in their units. "I do not support removing the authority of commanders to prosecute sexual assault cases and putting that decision in the hands of military lawyers outside the chain of command," said Levin, who acknowledged the military has a serious problem with sexual assaults in the ranks. Levin's proposals to prevent sexual assaults will be included in a sweeping 2014 defense policy bill. His legislation

also includes a provision that would largely strip commanders of the power to overturn convictions in rape and assault cases. The change was initially recommended in April by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and is backed by the Joint Chiefs and many members of the House and Senate, including Gillibrand. Under Levin's legislation, the civilian secretaries of the military services would be required to conduct a review if a commander ignores the recommendation of a military lawyer to prosecute a sexual assault case. Commanders actually are more likely to prosecute sexual assault cases than are military lawyers, Levin argued. He cited recent congressional testimony from commanders who said they have prosecuted sexual assault cases against the advice of military lawyers "because of the importance of the message that such prosecution sends to the troops." But Gillibrand, her voice rising, called Levin's plan insufficient. While she agreed with parts of his plan, such as making retaliation a crime, she said it fails to force the changes needed to transform military culture in ways that would ensure victims that if they report a crime their allegations won't be discounted and their careers won't be jeopardized. Gillibrand said the problem is not that commanders are dismissing the advice of the lawyers on their staffs. Sexual assault victims fear reporting the crimes within their chain of command, she said, and Levin's bill does not change that. Her bill would, she said. "If you look at the victims descriptions of what happens to them, their assailant is someone usually senior to them, someone up the chain, more decorated, a Purple Heart recipient, someone who has done great acts of bravery, and they see that the chain of command will not be objective," Gillibrand said. Two Republicans on the committee supported Gillibrand's legislation: Sens. David Vitter of Louisiana and Ted Cruz of Texas. Cruz said he was swayed by Gillibrand's plea that victims have an impartial process for reporting crimes. In a statement after the committee's vote, Gillibrand said she planned to offer the provisions rejected by the committee as

amendment to the defense policy bill when it is taken up by the full Senate. Her legislation has so far garnered 28 co-sponsors, including Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the Judiciary Committee's top Republican, Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Thomas Carper, DDel., chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The Pentagon estimated in a recent report that as many as 26,000 military members may have been sexually assaulted last year, up from an estimated 19,000 assaults in 2011, based on an anonymous survey of military personnel. While the number of sexual assaults that members of the military actually reported rose 6 percent to 3,374 in 2012, thousands of victims were still unwilling to come forward despite new oversight and assistance programs aimed at curbing the crimes, the report said. By week's end, the House is scheduled to vote on its version of a defense policy bill that includes a number of sexual assault prevention provisions. The House bill currently requires that anyone found guilty of rape, sexual assault, forcible sodomy or an attempt to commit any of those offenses receive a punishment that includes dismissal from military service or a dishonorable discharge. Rep. Michael Turner, ROhio, plans to offer an amendment to the House bill that would make two years of confinement and a dishonorable discharge the mandatory minimum sentence for any service member convicted of rape or sexual assault. Imposing a tough, minimum sentence will serve as a deterrent to help prevent sexual assaults, according to Turner. The House legislation eliminates the five-year statute of limitations on trial by court-martial for sexual assault and sexual assault of a child. It also establishes the authority for military legal counsel to provide legal assistance to victims of sex-related offenses and requires enhanced training for all military and civilian attorneys involved in sex-related cases.

Inspector kills self after building collapse PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A veteran Philadelphia building inspector who apparently committed suicide had inspected the site of a deadly building collapse twice in February and an adjacent, related project in midMay. The June 5 collapse killed six people when a four-story building tumbled onto a small thrift shop. The demolition site consisted of three attached buildings. City records show that Ronald Wagenhoffer inspected the site before work began on Feb. 12 and again on Feb. 25, after it got underway. He returned to the strip of attached storefronts on May 14 after a citizen complained about the demolition being conducted at the building next door to the one that collapsed. Wagenhoffer found the complaint un-

founded. Mayor Michael Nutter called the death Wednesday of 52-year-old Wagenhoffer “astounding” and “painful.” “We had six people who died in the building collapse and now we've had another person perish because of this particular tragedy,” Nutter said in Chicago, where he was attending a conference Thursday. “This was just astounding to find this out.” A demolition subcontractor, 42-year-old Sean Benschop, has been charged with six counts of involuntary manslaughter for allegedly being “impaired” by marijuana and painkillers while operating an excavator just before the crash. He also had his right hand in a cast, but his lawyer has said he was fit to work that day. The collapse

was an accident and Benschop was not responsible for it, his lawyer has said. The strip of buildings being demolished at the edge of downtown were owned by New York developer Richard Basciano, once dubbed the porn king of Times Square. Bosciano was believed to be at the site that morning, talking to demolition contractor Griffin Campbell, when an unsupported four-story brick wall crashed onto the thrift store. The demolition was being done for $122,000, according to Campbell's lawyer, although the permit listed the job cost as $10,000. Wagenhoffer was not the person who approved the demolition permit. Basciano's lawyer, Thomas Sprague, declined comment Thursday on his client's reaction to the inspector's death or to any of the investigations underway.

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D PIQUA, 812 Lambert Drive, Friday & Saturday, 9-3. Tools, nkets, vintage cars, bed blankets, nkies, Vera Bradley, ladies hankies, e old 33 records, odds & ends, ds!! old & new! No early birds!!

TROY, 698 Sherwood Drive, 4pm, Friday & Saturday 9am-4pm, thes, Baby Girl & Maternity clothes, changing table, carseat, ecor, stroller, bouncer, Home decor, table & Chairs, & more!!

INFANT / TODDLER TEACHERS Rogy's Learning Place in Sidney is currently hiring Full and Part Time Infant and Toddler Teachers. CDA/ Associates Degree or higher requ ir ed. Benefits B en efi ts include i nc lud de quired. d Health Insurance, 401K, discounted child care.

se Interested applicants please call (937)498-1030 EOE

Wanted General Help Wanted

APARTMENT RENTAL MANAGER Opportunity for qualified ind i v i d u a l to manage m a n a g e apartapartdividual idment locations in the Sidney area. Send resume or apply in person: Monday – Friday 9:00A.M - 4:00P.M. 997 N. Market St. Suite 4 Troy, OH 45373

tant LAUNDRY ROOM assistant etitneeded. Part time. Competitive wage. Please call (937)570-7230.


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Apartments /Townhouses


Furniture & Accessories

Gutter Repair & Cleaning

SANDALWOOD PLACE, Effi-.DAILYCALL B E D D I N.G , assortment of PIQUA DAILY CALL • WWW COM ciency, $399 Monthly includes sheet sets, sizes, bed skirts, water, no pets! Senior ap- q u i l t s , e t c . p l e a s e c a l l (937)492-0357 proved, (937)778-0524 TROY TOWNHOUSE, 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. Bunkerhill $495 monthly, (937)216-4233

Painting & Wallpaper

XXXday, XXX XX, 2013


Landscaping & Gardening POND PLANTS, potted and bare root lillies, bog plants and pond size comet goldfish (937)676-3455 or (937)4175272 Paving & Excavating

Hauling & Trucking

Miscellaneous TV stand, 23"Hx35"Lx22"D, $30. (937)658-1080 after 5:30.

(937)673-1822 Houses For Rent COVINGTON, 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath, $600, references, (937)473-5403 IN PIQUA, 4 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, located at 929 West High Street, $650 monthly, deposit required, (937)498-9842 after 2pm PIQUA NEAR 1-75, very nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, includes appliances, no pets, $890 monthly, 18 month lease, (937)778-0524

•Standing Seam Metal Roofing •New Installation •Metal Roof Repairs •Pole Barn Metal $2.06 LF. •Standing Seam Snap Lock Panels


Pet Grooming Landscaping

Shredded Topsoil Topsoil Shredded Fill Dirt Dirt Fill


Driveways •• Excavating Excavating Driveways Demolition Demolition



APPLIANCE REPAIR •Refrigerators •Stoves •Washers & Dryers •Dishwashers • Repair & Install Air Conditioning


Building & Remodeling Cleaning & Maintenance 40200304

PULLETS/ COCKERELS, rare white standard Chantecler pullets and cockerels from Canadian stock. Good for eggs, meat or exhibition. Call (937)492-8482 or email Pets ENGLISH BULLDOG puppies, three adorable AKC females, Championed Sired, brindle and white, health guarantee, $1600, (937)492-1513,


SIAMESE CATS, 2 Siamese brothers, declawed & neutered, must take both, Free to good home, (937)773-0865


Landscaping, Tree Removal, Painting, Gutters, Plumbing, Lawn Mowing, Hauling, Cleanup, Experienced In All.

Autos For Sale

Mobile Veterinary Service Treating Dogs, Cats & Exotics

Land Care



Amy E. Walker, D.V.M. 937-418-5992


Storage BRADFORD AREA,(937)4989842 2 car garage, 118 Smithfield, electric, $150 month,



CALL (937)710-4851 ASK FOR KYLE

PIQUA, 2-3 bedroom houses, Candlewood area, $550-$750, (937)778-9303 or (937)6045417 evenings.



$200 Deposit Special!



TROY, 1 & 2 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, Water, Trash Paid, $425 & $525 Monthly.



call (937)684-0555

2007 ACURA TL 66k miles, loaded! Black, leather, all power, heated seats, MP3 multi CD changer, sunroof, new battery, newer tires, very good condition! $14,850. Call (937)726-2791


2012 BUICK VERANO 4 cyl, red, good condition, leather, only 7000 miles, 1301 Sixth Avenue, Sidney, $19,500. (937)622-5747 Boats & Marinas 1989, Sylvan off shore, 21 foot aluminum, Mer cruiser 130hp, $4500, (937)681-9216 2006 TRACKER 1648 BassSS, low hours, aerated well, bilge, 54lb thrust trolling motor, fish/depth finder, 25HP, 4stroke Mercury, $5500, (864)525-9698. Motorcycles 2003 Honda Shadow Deluxe Ace, 16,500 miles, windshield, bags, and foot pegs. $2700 (937)773-9101


RVs / Campers


2008 PUMA Sleeps 4, 20 QB, loveseat, microwave, refrigerator, stove, stereo, air, full bath, used 3 times, complete towing package, like new, very nice, must see! $8000 OBO. (937)492-8476



Appliances Refrigerator, $125, Stove, electric, $100, Refrigerator, side by side, Water, Ice maker, $325, Water cooler, Wall mount, $75, (937)773-1817, (937)541-9706

Help Wanted General

Champaign Residential Services has part-time openings available in Miami and Shelby Counties. Various hours are available, including 2nd shift, weekends and overnights. Paid training is provided Requirements: a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid drivers license, have less than 6 points on driving record, proof of insurance and an acceptable criminal background check OPEN INTERVIEWS 2 LOCATIONS & 2 DIFFERENT DATES TUESDAY, June 18, 2013 From 1P â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6P AT SHELBY COUNTY JFS 227 S. OHIO AVE. SIDNEY, OH THURSDAY, June 20, 2013 From 9A â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6P AT CRSI 405 Public Square #373 Troy, OH Accepting applications Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Friday from 8am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:30pm Applications are available online at EOE


new tires, extra clean, cold air, only 129k miles, good gas mileage, $5100


Help Wanted General

CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSOCIATE Select-Arc, Inc. is seeking a Customer Service Associate to work at its Fort Loramie, OH headquarters. The primary job responsibility entails communicating with customers, sales representatives and distributors as well as working internally with the company sales management, production and shipping departments. Qualifications include: A high school diploma. Customer service experience. International customer service experience and Spanish language fluency a plus. Competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package are offered. E-mail, fax or mail resume to Mike Tecklenburg at SelectArc, Inc., 600 Enterprise Drive, P.O. Box 259, Fort Loramie, OH 45845, Fax: (888) 511-5217. E-mail: No phone calls, please.




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