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Valdez named to national commission PIQUA — Edison Community College President Dr. Cristobal Valdez has recently accepted appointment to the American Association of Community College’s Commission on Academic, Student, and Community Development. His three-year term as a commissioner begins July 1. The American Association of Community College is the primary advocacy organization for community colleges at the


Commish to update tree upkeep ordinances BY BETHANY J. ROYER Staff Writer

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said James Thompson, chairman of Edison Community College Board of Trustees. The mission of the AACC is to build a nation of learners by advancing America’s community colleges. The national commission supports and promotes its member colleges through policy initiatives, innovative programs, research and information and strategic outreach to business and industry and the national

news media. It promotes colleges community through five strategic action areas: recognition and advocacy for community colleges; student access, learning, and success; community college leadership development; economic and workforce development; and global and intercultural education. In addition to accepting appointment as a commissioner, Valdez has also recently been elected to


serve on the Executive Committee for the Ohio Association of Community Colleges as vice chair-elect beginning July 1. Every two years the OACC Governing Board elects four trustees and four presidents to serve as officers of the association’s executive committee. This election positions Valdez to become the subsequent vice chair of the OACC beginning July 2015. See Valdez/Page 2

Rowhani elected president of Iran BY BRIAN MURPHY Associated Press

PIQUA —A special presentation by Nathan Burkholder will kick-off Tuesday’s commission meeting concerning Activity Day at Fountain Park before a proclamation to an unusual event, the National Go Skateboard Day for June 21. Commission will proceed with new business related to the Piqua municipal code to update ordinances regarding tree maintenance so as to reflect the best standards of arboriculture practice within the community. Such standards would see to the proper planting, protection, control and removal of trees in the city, along with cooperation with the public and property owners. Old business will include third readings related to annexation of property and a supplement to the code of ordinances before a public hearing will be held in regards to a proposed budget for the calendar year 2014. Commission will also hear resolutions on an application for the Community Development Block Grant program, a leasing agreement for use of Fountain Park, Hardman Field, and Hance Pavilion for the Piqua Fourth of July Association. They will also decide whether or not to authorize to enter into an agreement with the Ohio Department of


national level and works closely with directors of state offices to inform and affect state policy. The AACC Board has authorized six commissions, consisting of approximately 24 individuals nationwide, to provide guidance to the AACC Board and staff. “Dr. Valdez’s appointment to the commission of the American Association of Community Colleges will put him in a position to be a national advocate for community colleges,”

TEHRAN (AP) — Moderate cleric Hasan Rowhani was declared the winner of Iran’s presidential vote on Saturday after gaining support among many reform-minded Iranians looking to claw back a bit of ground after years of crackdowns. The powerful showing by the former nuclear negotiator allowed him to avoid a two-person runoff and demonstrated the strength of opposition sentiment even in a system that is gamed against it. The ruling clerics barred from the race reform canISAAC HALE/STAFF PHOTO didates seen as too promiJulia Cheshire (left), a descendant of Julia Johnston Patterson, and Marla Fair (right) enjoy a lively conversation while they nent, allowing a list of view Johnston Farm's new Civil War exhibit in the main house of the grounds Saturday. Cheshire was accompanied by hopefuls who were mainly another great-great-great granddaughter of Julia Johnston Patterson and they both took part in the opening of the farm's two new exhibits. See Iran/Page 2

Upgrades to pool and Pitsenbarger continue BY ALYSSA RECK Staff Writer PIQUA — Back in March 2013, a volunteer committee called Friends of the Piqua Parks began fund-raising for a splash pad to be added to the community pool. The splash pad adds a zero-depth play area, where children from 2-12 years of age can safely play without lifeguard supervision. The committee would like to include graphics and new paint with the splash pad. Originally, established as Eisenhower Park in 1969, the renamed Pitsenbarger Park is the largest of the Piqua parks at 67 acres. The park was named after Airman First

Class William Pitsenbarger, who was a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient for his service in Vietnam. The park, situated near South Street and McKinley Avenue, is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The committee’s first priority is the community pool shelters, a shade structure for the pool, new landscaping, and new signage for the park. Also, the committee would like to add a statue of William Pitsenbarger with a lighted American flag and flagpole. These improvements add to the many amenities at the park including softball/baseball diamonds, soccer fields, volleyball courts, WEBSITE PHOTO

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Commish Continued from page 1 Transportation (ODOT) for Safe Routes to School infrastructure (SRTS) projects as well as a contract to Christy Construction for the 2013 sidewalk ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act) compliance program. Rounding out the evening will be an economic development update from Bill Murphy. Commission meetings are held every first and third Tuesday of the

Nancy A. Hart month at 7:30 p.m. at the commission chamber on the second floor of the Government Municipal Complex. For those seeking a more informal opportunity to speak with their city leaders, a commission work session is being offered once a month starting at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend with a copy of the meeting agenda available at the city’s website:

Upgrades Continued from page 1 playground equipment and the pool. The original goal of $150,000 has not yet been met, but with generosity $21,500 has been collected. Part of the $21,500 was a grant received from the Piqua Community Foundation. If more funds are raised, the committee is looking to add a walking and bike path around the perimeter of the park, additional slide for the pool and umbrellas for the pool. In efforts to raise the money and help move the project forward, the Friends of Piqua Parks Pitsenbarger entered Park in the “America is Your Park” campaign, sponsored by Coca-Cola. There are four avail-

able prizes, including first place $100,000, second place $50,000, third place $25,000, and a wild card prize of $15,000. To vote for Pitsenbarger Park go to You can vote once a day online. The app Foursquare allows you to check in, giving the park five votes, and with MapMyFitness, 20 minutes of activity counts as 10 votes. There are also double vote days including June 8 — National Get Outdoors Day, June 21 — First day of Summer, and July 13-14, which is the last weekend of voting. If you wish to contact the Friends of the Piqua Parks for more information or to donate to the project, call 778-1288 or send your donation to 201 W. Water St. in Piqua.

Valdez Continued from page 1 “Dr. Valdez is a true rising star in community college leadership in Ohio and I look forward to working with him as the vice chair and our colleagues on the critical issues to help our institutions and, most importantly, our students,” said Dr. Ron Abrams, president of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges. The mission of the OACC is dedicated to the

advancement and implementation of sound policy and initiatives that work to ensure the success of community college students in Ohio. It exists to advocate for Ohio’s community colleges, as well as serve as a resource for its member institutions. The OACC provides leadership to develop and execute strategic direction for Ohio’s community and technical colleges, represents its member colleges at the state and national

Iran Continued from page 1 staunch loyalists of the supreme leader. But the opposition settled on Rowhani as the least objectionable of the bunch, making him the de facto reform candidate. While Iran’s presidential elections offer a window into the political pecking orders and security grip inside the country particularly since the chaos from a disputed outcome in 2009 they lack the drama of truly high stakes as the country’s ruling clerics and their military guardians remain the ultimate powers. Security forces also are in firm control after waves of arrests and relentless pressures since the last presidential election in 2009, which unleashed massive protests over claims the outcome was rigged to keep the combative Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in power for a second and final term. He is barred from seeking a third consecutive run. However the last-moment surge around Rowhani injected some excitement in

the race. Rowhani won with 50.7 percent of the more than 36 million votes cast, the Interior Ministry reported, well ahead of Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf with about 16.5 percent. Hardline nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili came in third with 11.3 percent followed by conservative Mohsen Rezaei with 10.6 percent. Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said the turnout was 72.7 percent, suggesting that liberals and others abandoned a planned boycott as the election was transformed into a showdown across the Islamic Republic’s political divide. Iran has more than 50 million eligible voters. Voters waited on line

PIQUA — Nancy A. Hart, 88, of Piqua, died at 3:45 a.m .Saturday, June 1 5 , 2013, at the Piqua Manor Nursi n g Home. S h e w a s b o r n Dec. 23, HART 1924, in Piqua to the late Karl D. and Gladys (Hull) Wilson. She married Philip R. Hemm, who preceded her in death Sept. 30, 1958. She then married Kenneth J. “Ben” Hart, who also preceded her in death. Survivors include her children, Michael W. (Peggy) Hemm of Piqua, Patricia A. Kennedy of Charleston, S.C., David (Cindy) Hart of Sarasota, Fla., and Kathy Moore of Piqua; and seven grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son, Daniel Hart, a brother, Richard K. Wilson, a sister, Jean Besan-

ceny and a son-in-law, Gregg Kennedy. Mrs. Hart was a graduate of Piqua Central High School and worked as a legal secretary for private legal practices of Judge Michael W. Hemm, and the late James DeWeese and Judge Richard K. Wilson. She was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Fortnightly Club and the Meals on Wheels volunteers. A service to honor her life will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Kazy Blocher Hinds officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, Inc., P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

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NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — Kenneth E. Alexander, 63, formerly of Piqua, more recently of N e w Richmond, W i s consin d i e d unexpectedly at 7 : 5 1 a . m . S a t u r- ALEXANDER d a y , June 15, 2013, at the Upper Valley Medical Center. He was born Dec. 1, 1949, in Troy to the late Raleigh and Evelyn R. (Fogt) Alexander Jr. He married Mary Ellen Schultz on Oct. 12, 1975, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Piqua; and she survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Betsy Alexander of Piqua; a son, Chris (Susie) Alexander of Cleveland; two granddaughters, Lillian Alexander amd Julianna Alexander; two sisters, Marilyn (Douglas) Carey of Piqua and Kathleen Goebel of (Brad) Willoughby; and uncles, Bill Alexander and Policy: Please send obituary notices by eCharles Alexander, both mail to or by fax to of Piqua. (937) 773-4225. Mr. Alexander was a Deadlines: Notices must be received by 6 1969 graduate of Piqua p.m. Sunday and Tuesday-Friday, and by 4 p.m. Central High School and on Monday for Tuesday’s online edition. earned his degree in Questions: Please call Editor Susan Hartmusic from the Ohio ley at (937) 773-2721, ext. 207 if you have Northern University. He questions about obituaries. was associated with various lumberyards in Ohio and was currently a customer service representative with the Andersen Window Company. His love of music enabled him level, promotes the benefit trustees is pleased that to serve 25 years as a of community colleges to Dr. Valdez is a local, state choir director for several the residents of Ohio, pro- and national leader in churches during his life in vides opportunities for promoting college completrustee development, and tion and encouraging stufacilitates the exchange of dent success.” ideas and information. “I look forward to work“Dr. Valdez’s recent ing diligently with colTROY — Susan W. election as vice chair-elect leagues to fulfill my duties Meek, 83, of Troy, passed to the Ohio Association of as a representative of away Friday, June 14, Community Colleges ad- community colleges on ditionally conveys this both a national and state 2013, at the Koester Pavilhigh regard and acknowl- level while also represent- ion, Troy. She was born edgement of Valdez’s re- ing Edison and its mission June 18, 1929m in Pleasspect in the area of higher to create a better connec- ant Hill, to the late Careducation,” said Thomp- tion with the communities roll and Nellie (Findley) Westfall. son. “The board of it serves,” Valdez said. She is survived by her two daughters and a sonin-law, Elizabeth Meek and Carol and Joseph Moots, all of Troy; one for hours in wilting heat ing behind the “purple grandson, Nicholas and Friday at some polling wave” campaign of Robyn Anderson of Troy; stations in downtown Rowhani, the lone relative and two great-grandchilTehran and other cities, moderate left in the race. dren, Reme and Sullivan while others cast ballots Candidates needed Anderson of Troy. In addition to her paracross the vast country more than 50 percent of from desert outposts to the vote to seal victory ents, Susan was preceded Gulf seaports and nomad and avoid a runoff. Jour- in death by her former pastures. Voting was ex- nalists face limits on re- husband, Paul L. Meek; tended by five hours to porting such as requiring sister, Louanne Johnson; meet demand, but also as permission to travel grandson, Zachery Moots; possible political stage- around the country. Iran and nephew, Patrick craft to showcase the par- does not allow outside Ryan. ticipation. election observers. On one side were hardliners looking to cement their control behind candidates such as Jalili, who says he is “100 percent” against detente with Iran’s foes, or Qalibaf, who was boosted by a reputation as a steady hand for Iran’s sanctions-wracked economy. Opposing them were reformists and others rally-

addition to his honor in being the drum major for the Piqua Central Marching Band and Pride of Piqua Alumni Marching Band. He was currently an active member of First Lutheran Church in New Richmond, where he served as president of its Congregational Council. He was also resident of the High View Condominium Association of New Richmond. He enjoyed his family, particularly assisting with his children sporting teams and musical activities. He will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends here and in Wisconsin. A service to honor his life will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. John Mittermaier officiating. Burial will follow at Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Piqua Community Foundation, P. O. Box 226, Piqua, OH 45356, Piqua Education Foundation, 719 E. Ash St., Piqua, OH 45356, or the Building Program of the First Lutheran Church, 218 County Rd. K, New Richmond, WI, 54017. An additional memorial service will be held at a later date at First Lutheran Church in Wisconsin. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

Susan W. Meek Susan was a graduate of Newton Schools. She was an avid artist and member of the Country Workshop and Fairborn Art Association. Along with her painting she enjoyed photography and travel. She retired from the First National Bank in Troy. A gathering of family and friends will be held on her birthday, Tuesday, June 18 from 4-6 p.m. at Baird Funeral Home, Troy. Private interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions may be made to Brukner Nature Center or the Troy Hayner Cultural Center. Friends may express condolences to the family through

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Rod Cremeans and his son Eric admire Bob Brandenburg’s (left) 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air at the car show put on by the non-denominational group Cruizers for Christ hosted at Gover Harley Davidson on Saturday.The Cruizers for Christ group was raising money for Aiden Myers, a boy diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis complex, and his family.The car show was coupled with Gover Harley Davidson’s “Big Toys for Big Boys” Father’s Day celebration.

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YWCA promotes youth wellness MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA offers a wide variety of activities and programs that help to encourage children to live an active lifestyle. Childhood obesity has become a hot topic over the last several years. According to the Center for DisControl and ease Prevention, “Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years.” Though childhood obesity is on the rise, parents and children can work together to become healthier through healthy eating and an active lifestyle. The Y offers a variety of

sports camps including: soccer, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, and football. These forms of activity help to make activity fun for children, Summer Day Camp has also started at the Miami County YMCA. Summer Day Camp provides boys and girls an opportunity to enjoy themselves through various activities including: swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, sports, nature studies, bowling, skating, and more. Youth also have opportunities to participate in fitness classes. The Y offers Zumbatomic, a fun fitness program designed especially for kids four

through 12 years, as well as programs in the fitness center for children grades three through junior high. The Y is committed to helping parents and children live healthier lives. How can parents help their children to live an active lifestyle? First, you must make exercise fun! Kids are more inclined to participate in various forms of activity if they perceive the activity as fun. Secondly, it is important that the activity is age appropriate. If the activity is too challenging, then the child will become frustrated, and if the activity is too easy, then the child will become bored

and disinterested. And finally, it is important for parents to lead by example. Your children watch your every move, and if they see you making exercise a priority, then they will also take an interest is being active. For more information on classes and programs contact, Kaci Harpest, Troy, 440-9622 or, or Heather Sever, Piqua, 773-9622 or For specific camp information, contact Jaime 440-9622 or Hull,

Foundation named Best of Piqua PIQUA — Miami County Foundation has been selected for the 2013 Best of Piqua Award in the Nondegree Granting Educational Service category by the Piqua Award Program. This is the second time the Foundation has received this award. Each year, the Piqua Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service

to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Piqua area a great place to live, work and play. “ I ’ m thrilled the M i a m i County Foundation has been recognized again this year,” said Foundation Executive Director Cheryl Stiefel-Francis. “We strive to keep our community well informed of the work and impact the Foundation has on the

county.” Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in e a c h category. T h e 2 0 1 3 Piqua Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Piqua Award Program and by data provided by third parties.

About the Piqua Award Program The Piqua Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Piqua area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. The Piqua Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community.

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Wilder Intermediate K-Kids received certificates for outstanding service and leadership at the end-of-theyear Wilder Awards Ceremony. K-Kids is sponsored by the Piqua Kiwanis Club. Members are pictured with Wilder Staff adviser Beth Sullenberger and Kiwanis adviser Jimmie Reedy.

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Civic Band kicks off new season PIQUA — The Piqua Civic Band begins its summer concert season this Thursday 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. In addition to Thursday’s opener, this season’s concert dates are 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 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 Dayton Music Department in 1995, with a bachelor of music education degree. He earned his master’s in education from Wright State University in 2007. He was a guest conductor

with the University of Dayton Symphonic Wind Ensemble in 2009, and performs with the Piqua, Troy and Sidney civic bands. Poling and his wife, Maryann, reside in Beavercreek with their daughters, Ruth and Elizabeth, and their new son, Robert. Currently, the civic band uses a rotating group of conductors. The remaining concerts for this season will be led by Dr. Kenneth Kohlenberg, J.R. Price and Brian McKibben. The Piqua Civic Band is also proud to announce its 2013 Mentoring Program participants. Area high school students were asked to submit applications for the program in January. Students were then auditioned and interviewed by members of the Mentoring Program committee. The band is pleased to welcome Nathan Burkholder, a saxophonist from Piqua High School, and Ben Burgei, a percussionist from Troy High School, as the inaugural members of this program who will be performing with the band this summer. This program is made possible through a generous grant from the Piqua Community Foundation. Patrons may make contributions to be earmarked for the future of the program. For more information about the Piqua Civic Band, visit the band’s website at



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I think it’s without question that pregnancy to a woman can completely disrupt her life.” In 1971, Sarah Weddington argued in front of the Supreme Court that pregnancy is a burden women ought to have the legal option to be freed from. In New York City today, the most recent numbers available show that two in five pregnancies end in abortion; the rate is 60 percent if the child in the womb happens to be black. Statewide they are lower, but still execrably high. In the midst of this abysmal culture of death, Weddington recently joined the Empire State’s governor in insisting that abortion access be expanded there. Which leads to a question — do we, as a culture and as people, actually prefer abortion? Has the rhetoric shifted from “safe, legal and rare” to “safe, legal and frequent ... even expected”? That sounds quite miserable. If we don’t actively prefer abortion, it seems that we too often have come to accept that abortion is a necessary problem-solver, whatever the cost. We’ve come to ignore or simply erase life and its inherent dignity,its potential and endless possibilities for redemption. Americans have deep empathy for a woman who finds herself in a difficult situation, and they want to know that she’ll be safe. And so stories like the recent one in El Salvador, where a woman sought an abortion and wound up instead giving birth to a child who could not survive on her own, or the tragic tale of Savita Halappanavar, the Indian woman who died in Ireland, get international attention. Savita, it was claimed, died because she could not obtain an abortion. In truth, the investigation made clear, she died of an infection,and not because an abortion was not performed on her. This verdict did not receive as much press as her death did, of course.All too often, we form opinions without knowing the facts of the matter. What is never made clear is that being pro-life does not mean that a woman loses her right to life. It is an abortion regime that insists that there are not two patients in the equation: the mother and the unborn child. In arguing for what would become the right to legal abortion,Weddington went on to say:“If the pregnancy would result in the birth of a deformed or defective child, she has no relief. Regardless of the circumstances of conception, whether it was because of rape, incest, whether she is extremely immature, she has no relief.” Marriage and babies can actually help mature us! Great sacrificial experiences build character and make heroes of everyday women and men.There’s relief there, if we look for it.There is sacrifice but there is also joy.What is the purpose of our lives, anyway? With all our “progress” in medicating fertility, not only is it not foolproof, leading to heartache and tremendous expense, we still die, after all. Science, like life, has its limits. In facing our challenges, we can learn and live and love more fully. Serrin Foster of Feminists for Life views Weddington’s posture an unintentional betrayal of women. “As her arguments for abortion before the Supreme Court made clear, Weddington saw the discrimination and other injustices faced by pregnant women,” Foster says.“But she did not demand that these injustices be remedied. Instead, she demanded for women the‘right’ to submit to these injustices by destroying their pregnancies.” Weddington, and the feminist movement that has long embraced legal abortion,“discounted the strength of women to overcome obstacles,and the resolution of society to support mothers,” Foster argues. Supporting Andrew Cuomo’s “Women’s Equality Act,” which, among other things, would allow non-doctors to perform abortions in the state,Weddington said:“NewYork was the state we looked to. Around the country, women always said, ‘If you can, just make it to New York ...’” Real leadership would march us out of this morass. Women deserve better than believing they have a right to escape pregnancy through murder. Women and men need support in embracing life in all its challenges and fruitful operations.

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Snowden: All-seeing or myopic? score this May, citing “sevdward Snowden, the eral violent and technical youthful information attacks against reporters, technician who leaked websites and media entiour nation’s top-secret cyberties.” And while Snowden spy program, has made his was meeting with reporters, mark on history.I suspect his a publisher of a political “moment of fame” will last magazine banned in China, more than 15 minutes. And was beaten in Hong Kong. after all the debate about DONNA BRAZILE Snowden added that what he did, history will China was no enemy of the have to decide if it’s really a Columnist U.S.Again,really? Snowden moment of infamy. History tells us about the changes in must know, firsthand, how damaging Chimankind’s history. Some major changes go nese hacking is to U.S. businesses, national unnoticed in their own time. But eras of par- defense and our press. Snowden is highly intelligent, informed adigm shifts get contemporary attention. People were aware of the Industrial Revolu- and a walking databank of U.S. secrets. He tion when it was happening. Most people knows he will soon be a hunted,wanted man. know we’re now in a Cyber Revolution.And, So maybe he chose Hong Kong because of a apparently, Snowden is warning us that we “memorandum of understanding” between Hong Kong authorities and the United Naneed to pay better attention. Snowden “revealed” that our top security tions that has enhanced the protections entity,the National Security Agency, gathers there for asylum-seekers and refugees. (In a Cold War-worthy ironic twist, the electronic transmissions (phone calls,emails, etc.) that originate in the U.S. or traverse the Russians announced they’re considering ofcountry from overseas. But it’s not just the fering Snowden asylum.) Given that Snowden’s choice for self-exile,Iceland,requires he NSA. A telephone app soon to be sold to the pub- be on Icelandic soil in order to apply for asylic is capable of looking at an incoming call lum, and that Interpol can have him taken and presenting the receiver with “an im- off any plane en route, he clearly knew what pressive screenshot of (the caller’s) personal was coming. Snowden apparently is staying at a $650 and professional data: Facebook pictures, a night luxury hotel “just up the road” from email contacts, mutual friends.” Forbes Magazine reports that a Target the CIA station in Hong Kong.In a filmed inemployee responsible for data mining cus- terview, he makes reference to it,saying,“I’m tomer preferences figured out 25 products sure they’re going to be very busy for the next that women buy that indicate they’re preg- week.” Snowden’s delighted grin reveals he’s nant. From sales slips, he can even predict enjoying the fuss. If Snowden is reveling in the melodrama, with some accuracy the baby’s due date. So Target sends out special coupons to encour- it comes with the territory:a young male who envisions himself with only a lightsaber age shopping for the baby. Defense contractor Raytheon boasts in an against the Death Star. Or a bow and arrow ad that the computer chips it makes for the against Smaug. I’m not discounting his idealism. He Patriot defense missile system are “as small as a speck of pepper.”Google tells me that the clearly is genuinely concerned about NSA’s online ads I receive may be based on an massive data-mining program.He described the U.S. spy program, meant to protect us email I’d received and read. It makes me wish for the days when the against terrorists and enemies, as a “panopbiggest threat to my privacy was the giggling ticon” -- a composite of two Greek words that teenager listening in on the telephone party means “to see all.” Before we try to“see all,”maybe we should line.Perhaps in this age of plug-ins,Facebook and Twitter, our definition of privacy has try to “see clearly,” at least these two points: changed.We’re in an information free-for-all. First, NSA surveillance is not new (see the Patriot Act of 2001) and it’s now regulated Or free-fall. Still,when it comes to data mining,maybe (see FISA, 2006). But as “The Daily Show’s” there’s a difference between business and John Oliver said, “Instead of being spied on government.According to Snowden, at least, by the executive branch, it turns out we’re the U.S. government should be acting differ- being spied on by all the branches. ... No one is saying that (the government) broke any ently. Snowden says he doesn’t want his leaking laws; we’re just saying it’s a little bit weird to become about him. But, it has. His choices, that (it) didn’t have to.” Second, omniscient data gathering is part even his reaction in an interview,guarantee it. Snowden flew to Hong Kong to do his of the worldwide Cyber Revolution;countries leaking. Hong Kong is a “special administra- -- and corporations -- with far less committive region” of China, a nation not known for ment to civil liberties than the United States its commitment to the civil liberties that con- are doing the same. cern Snowden. He defended his choice, sayDonna Brazile is a senior Democratic ing Hong Kong had “a spirited commitment strategist, a political commentator and conto free speech.” Really? Freedom House, a free press ad- tributor to CNN and ABC News, and a convocacy organization that supports Snowden, tributing columnist to Ms. Magazine and O, downgraded Hong Kong’s media freedom the Oprah Magazine.


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TOLEDO (AP) —An Ohio woman who wore a bracelet engraved with the name of a prisoner of war from Vietnam is passing it on to that Florida veteran as he marks the 48th anniversary of his capture. Patty James told The Blade in Toledo she got the bracelet bearing the name of Col. Lawrence Guarino as a Christmas gift when she was a teen and the bracelets were popular among American youth to show support for soldiers. She wore her bracelet daily until Guarino returned in February 1973 after being held for nearly eight years, and then held onto it for decades more. “I’ve never forgotten his name,” James said. “It’s always been etched in my mind.” James, an assistant to the University of Toledo president, didn’t try to find Guarino until recently, after the school’s military and media liaison showed her a video message from the U.S. defense secretary and she learned more than 1,600 POW or MIA Vietnam soldiers aren’t accounted for,the newspaper reported. James mentioned the bracelet to the liaison, Haraz Ghanbari, and he suggested trying to find Guarino. They discovered the 91year-old veteran and his wife live in Florida. Ghanbari arranged to meet Guarino to return the bracelet Friday at Patrick Air Force Base near Cocoa Beach, Fla. The ceremony exactly 48 years after Guarino’s plane was shot down also serves as a reminder of veterans still missing,Ghanbari said. Guarino, who also served in World War II and the Korean War, said he received many such bracelets when he returned to the U.S. and still gets them occasionally. He said it’s a nice sign that “there were so many loyal Americans while we were fighting” in an unpopular war. Work obligations kept James from going to Florida for the ceremony, but she said she’d eventually like to meet Guarino,perhaps while visiting her own father-inlaw in Florida sometime.

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Summer shines and so do these 10 don’t-miss shows BY FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — No matter how fine the weather may be, you just can’t stay outdoors all summer. Who could handle all that sun block and fresh air? So it’s good news indeed that the networks continue to crank out new shows amid the usual warm-weather reruns, in stark contrast to years gone by when TV took the sort of leisurely summer holiday you wish you could score. Go ahead: work on your tan, fire up the barbecue or take the kids to the park. But here are 10 summer shows worth coming indoors for: — “Magic City,” Starz, season premiere Friday at 9 p.m. EDT. Ike Evans is the tough, charismatic pasha of the Miramar Playa Hotel in glamorous 1960s-era Miami Beach. He’s got it all: fancy lifestyle, loving family, gorgeous wife, great tan. But he’s also got problems: how to get the mob off his back and out of his business. Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars in this posh period drama. — “True Blood,” HBO, season premiere Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT. Vampire Bill has been reincarnated while the governor of Louisiana is declaring war on vampires. And that’s just the beginning in down-home Bon Temps, La., as TV’s most bloodthirsty drama bares its teeth anew. Starring Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer. — “Wilfred,” FX, season premiere June 20. This is the comedy that reminds you that man’s best friend is his dog — or, in this case, an Australian bloke in a baggy dog suit. Wilfred appears to everyone else, including the gal next door who owns him, as a lovable canine, but to

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Mom up to her ears in kids wants time to be left alone

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have five kids, all under 6 years of age. The youngest are 7month-old twins. A family in our church has offered to watch them so my husband and I can go out on a date. We haven’t been alone together in a year. We have no family or friends nearby to offer respite. ABIGAIL VAN BUREN I would like to accept Advice their kind offer, but two things are holding me thoughtfulness.” That’s it! back. First, I don’t think If showing good manthey realize the enormity ners isn’t incentive of the task, and it feels enough, remember this: like we might be impos- These are the people you ing. will be inviting to wedSecond, I don’t have dings, baby showers, and anything to say to my hus- your own children’s gradband. A date would be uations and weddings in awkward and most likely the not-so-distant future. consist of “relations.” I like A little courtesy goes a my husband, but I’d long way. rather be left alone. What — APPRECIATIVE would you do? IN HITCHCOCK, STARZ, JUSTINA MINTZ/AP PHOTO — FRAZZLED MOM TEXAS This publicity image released by Starz, shows Danny Huston in a scene from the WITH NO SUPPORT second season of the series “Magic City,” set in Miami, Fla. The second season DEAR APPRECIApremiered Friday on Starz. DEAR FRAZZLED: TIVE: While letter-writBefore placing your small Ryan he’s a quirky human stars, with Jon Voight as plans of the powerbrokers children in the care of oth- ing may always seem like mate providing plenty of his father, in this bare- who surround him? This ers, invite the family over a chore to some people, counsel and guff. Starring fisted new drama. lavish costume drama is to see exactly how much there are occasions when Elijah Wood and Jason set in war-torn England of work would be involved in a written message is the Gann. — “Dexter,” Showtime, the 15th century, when watching them. Then dis- proper means of commuseason premiere June 30. King Edward IV is placing cuss with your husband nication. Acknowledging — “Under the Dome,” It’s the eighth and final his reign and even his what date night will entail the generosity of others is CBS, series premiere June season for this do-gooder country in peril with his and see if you can agree one of those times. Failure 24. No, this isn’t a show serial killer. Dexter kills marriage to lovely Eliza- on what would be a fun to do so indicates that the person’s gesture was of so about a championship people in his off-hours beth Woodville. Max Irons night out. little importance that it bout in a civic arena. This from the Miami Police De- and Rebecca Ferguson You definitely need a was not noticed by the reparticular dome is a trans- partment, but his victims star. break, and some alone cipient. And frankly, it parent, from-out-of- have it coming. Michael C. time should be something also indicates a distinct nowhere dome that has Hall stars as TV’s favorite — “Breaking Bad,” to look forward to. That it suddenly sealed off a small vigilante sociopath. AMC, season premiere isn’t is of concern to me. lack of manners. town from the rest of the Aug. 11. Walter White, the It’s possible you could benDEAR ABBY: How do world. Is this a job for — “The Bridge,” FX, se- mousey chemistry teacherefit from marriage coun- you politely tell friends Windex? Based on ries premiere July 10. This turned-drug kingpin, is seling to help re-establish and relatives who are Stephen King’s novel, this bi-cultural crime drama is heading for his comeupa line of verbal communi- guests in your home that eerie thriller stars Mike set on the border between pance as this drama airs cation. And equally impor- your computer and TV are Vogel, Natalie Martinez El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad its final eight episodes. tant, because you suspect off-limits? Once they take and Dean Norris. Juarez, Mexico, where two The end just can’t possibly the evening “might” result control of the remote or detectives, one from each be pretty for Walt (aka in relations, make sure the computer, they seem — “Ray Donovan,” country, join forces to track “Heisenberg”) and his you have birth control to to go crazy and change all Showtime, series premiere down a killer who doesn’t sidekick Jesse Pinkman. prevent an accidental the settings to their prefJune 30. Ray Donovan is heed national boundaries. Bryan Cranston and pregnancy. erences and never put the the clean-up man for L.A.’s Demian Bichir and Diane Aaron Paul star. settings back when they most glamorous and pow- Kruger star. DEAR ABBY: In this leave! What can I do, erful mess-makers. And — And as if all that season of graduations and Abby? he’s good at fixing things — “The White Queen,” weren’t enough, don’t forweddings, I would like to — FRUSTRATED IN for these high rollers. But Starz, series premiere get summer’s guiltiest urge the honorees to send LEWIS RUN, PA. when his father is released Aug. 10. What happens pleasure: On July 17 on proper thank-you notes to from prison, Ray is faced when a young, handsome TLC, “Here Comes Honey friends and family who DEAR FRUSwith problems he isn’t pre- king weds a beautiful com- Boo Boo” comes back. give them gifts and TRATED: “Remind” any pared for. Liev Schreiber moner, thus foiling the money. Time, money and guest who uses your elecpreparation are put into tronic equipment that it these events, and the ef- must be returned to your fect is spoiled when guests original settings before to call her. way employee. For Mi- cess, she still trembles at have to contact stores or the person leaves your Andy quit Runway randa to make small talk the mere mention of Mi- scrutinize their bank house. If you have already magazine at the end of the with these women — and randa’s name. statements to learn if done that and it hasn’t last book, taking pleasure even invite them into her And, while she has a their gifts were, indeed, worked, then you must in leaving Miranda high home — in an attempt to very high horse about received but simply not find the courage to say, and dry in Paris without court them to sell her an honesty, she isn’t quite acknowledged. “I’m not letting ANYONE an assistant. Miranda idea that she couldn’t take what you’d call forthcomThank-yous aren’t diffi- use my computer or recult. Some “rules”: Rather mote control because I isn’t kind to those who credit for is practically ing. work for her, and her cold, mind-boggling. Of course The book successfully than text or email, write a have a hard time getting calculating and cruel ways it doesn’t take her long to sprinkles pop culture tid- note on paper and mail it the settings back to where have haunted Andy for a revert back to her normal bits to keep up the breezy with a stamp via the U.S. I put them after you decade. The story opens self, but it’s fun to see her tone, but the mix of real mail. If you do, you will be leave.” with a literal nightmare try so hard to be civil and and fictional references forever known as “that poabout Andy not delivering gracious, and especially to can be puzzling: Why use lite young couple” or “the Dear Abby is written by Miranda’s lunch on time. see her flirt with tennis the real names of Nadal, young man/woman who Abigail Van Buren, also Andy often calls her “in- star Rafael Nadal. (Win- designer Monique Lhuil- sent the nice note.” known as Jeanne Phillips, Three lines are all that and was founded by her humane.” tour is a famous fan of lier and hairstylist Oscar But Miranda also is un- tennis and its top players.) Blandi when the celebri- are needed: “Thank you mother, Pauline Phillips. predictable: She trades Andy, however, isn’t all ties that seem so obvi- for the ——. I look forward Write Dear Abby at or her trim Prada dresses that interesting. At times, ously fashioned on to using/enjoying it when and Chanel suits for a the reader can appreciate Beyonce and Jay-Z are we entertain/grill/vaca- P.O. Box 69440, Los Angemaxi dress at one point! her principles and even called Harper Hallow and tion/walk the dog, etc. les, CA 90069. Again, I appreciate your That’s jaw-dropping. Seri- some of her insecurities. Clarence “Mack” Dexter? ously. Sometimes they are a litThe of-the-moment Solve it The primary driver of tle too much. It seems shout-outs might also the plot is that Miranda hard to imagine that in limit the shelf life of the wants to buy the wedding the relatively small, insu- book, but for this summer, magazine created by Andy lar world of fashion maga- it’s a pleasant, entertainand her friend Emily, also zines and, taking into ing read in a tabloid maga formerly tortured Run- consideration Andy’s suc- azine sort of way.

The devil in the details of ‘Revenge Wears Prada’ BY SAMANTHA CRITCHELL AP Fashion Writer Who said fashion is all about the next new thing? Author Lauren Weisberger revisits her overthe-top characters from “The Devil Wears Prada,” including top magazine editor and ice queen Miranda Priestly, 10 years later in her latest novel, “Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns.” It turns out, other than a few fleeting trends that clearly define the setting as 2013, things haven’t changed all that much. Miranda, widely rumored to be based on Vogue’s Anna Wintour, for whom Weisberger once worked, isn’t really the main character, although she is the most fun to read about. The story belongs to Andy Sachs — or Ahndre-ah — as Miranda likes


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■ Contract Bridge — By Steve Becker

Complete the grid so every row, column and 3 x 3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively.

Famous hand There were many different results at the various tables, but our story concerns itself only with the table where the bidding went as shown and South got to four spades.

There is a lot of luck in bridge — even in duplicate bridge — but there is also a lot of skill. For example, consider this deal, which occurred in a national women’s pair championship many years ago.

West, on lead, realized that as a defender she had a very weak hand. She also realized that her partner must have limited high-card strength for her pre-emptive three-diamond bid over North’s double. West therefore concluded that the contract could not be stopped with normal defense. Ac-

cordingly, she led the deuce of clubs! East won the trick with the ten — much to her surprise — and quickly cashed the K-A of diamonds, on which West discarded first the three and then the deuce of hearts, indicating a doubleton. So East returned a heart, and the contract went down one, thanks to the sparkling defense. With any lead but a low club, South would have made four spades. Note that North-South did nothing wrong during the bidding or play and

yet wound up with a very poor result. It was their misfortune to run into the wrong pair at the wrong time, proving that you can be unlucky even in duplicate bridge. Nevertheless, EastWest deserve full credit for finding the only defense that could stop the contract. Unfortunately, they achieved their goal at the expense of a pair of totally innocent victims. Wednesday: A 90 Percent Solution.


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Doing her part THS student comes up with fundraiser to help Troy Lunch Club TROY — The look on a child’s face as he or she opens up a brand new box of crayons is what kept Troy High School senior Abby Brinkman pushing through the ups and downs of organizing a fundraiser to help the children of the Troy Lunch Club, located in the Garden Manor neighborhood. Brinkman has spent countless hours soliciting more than 120 donations for a quarter auction to benefit the children of the Troy Lunch Club. The benefit will be held Thursday, June 20 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in the undercroft. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bidding starts at 6:30 p.m. “All proceeds will go to new school supplies for them to start school next year,” said Brinkman, who organized the event and

Chrysler dealer helps raise $760 for elementary — Erwin TROY Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep Inc. helped raise $760 in funding for Concord Elementary with Chrysler brand’s Drive for the Kids™ program. The fundraising event was held on May 17 in conjunction with the elementary school’s annual carnival. “The Chrysler brand and our local dealerships are committed to giving back to the communities where we do business,” said Mike Dragojevic, Director of the Great Lakes Business Center for Chrysler Group LLC. “We are extremely proud to support both schools and organizations, as they encourage student development and growth.” Participants earned a $10 contribution to the school on their behalf from the Chrysler brand by taking a brief test drive in a 2013 model Town & Country minivan - highest ranked in loyalty 11 years in a row, as well as other Chrysler vehicles made available for test drives thanks to the Erwin ChryslerDodge-Jeep Inc. dealership. At the conclusion of the program, the school with the highest number of test drives in each one of the five geographic regions (Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Central, and West) will win an additional $5,000, for a total of $25,000 in additional funding from Chrysler through the Drive for the Kids™ program. Since 1993, when Chrysler introduced Drive for the Kids™, Chrysler dealers have worked with parents and educators in communities across the nation. Chrysler has contributed nearly $5 million directly to local schools for student needs, from playgrounds and field trips to reading programs and new computers. Chrysler is proud of this tradition of community involvement. For more information, visit Learn more about Chrysler Group, LLC at

gathered all the donations from area businesses with help from friends and family. Brinkman said she got involved with the Troy Lunch Club with her grandmother Sharyl Onder and her church last summer. “I want to be a teacher when I grow up, so I went with her to the Troy Lunch Club and fell in love with the kids,” Brinkman said. “I love how they want to learn and make a good life for themselves.” After helping out several times last summer, Brinkman said she fell in love with the program. “They are really excited to see you when you come in,” she said. The quarter auction began as a community project idea after a Hugh O’Brien leadership conference she attended last winter in Maryland.

Each student had to come up with an idea how they could impact their community with their service project. “I immediately thought of the Troy Lunch Club kids,” she said. “I wanted to think of a way to really impact my community even though I’m in high school and I figured that I love working with kids and already had this connection with this organization so I just went from there.” She put the idea into formation once she returned from the leadership conference and despite homework, an after-school job and activities, Brinkman said she kept pushing through the project to benefit the children. “It was really hard at the start, especially asking for donations,” she said. “I wrote a letter and when I went to the busi-


Abby Brinkman along with her sister Emily Brinkman pass flyers out to area businesses including Richard Bender at United Way of Troy regarding the Troy Lunch Club. ness, I would give them the letter, so that helped get past the jitters.” Brinkman said one benefit from seeking donations was seeing how generous the community of Troy is with its donations — which included hotel overnight stays and gift cards from local restaurants and stores. “I’m really amazed with how giving everyone has been,” Brinkman said. “So far I have 125 items and they are all really nice — I didn’t expect this at all.” Brinkman said the quarter auction wouldn’t have been possible if not for her family and friends who helped pitch in to benefit the Troy Lunch Club.

“They really helped me get organized and stay on track,” she said. Brinkman, with help from her sister Emily, passed out more than 300 fliers to local businesses and organizations, inviting them to the quarter auction next Thursday. “I’m excited to see how it all goes,” she said.” Something as simple as new school supplies for the new school year means the world to them and their families.” Brinkman said teens can get involved in the community by simply finding a cause that is close to their heart and starting out small. “If you put your mind to it and every bit of motiva-

tion in to a project like this, you’ll be amazed at what you can do,” she said. “You have to put the work in to it and get help from family and friends. It’s stressful, but just push through and finish and put everything you have in to it.” The Troy Lunch Club Quarter Auction will be held on Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, located at 409 E. Main St., Troy. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and bidding starts at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $2 for the first paddle and $1 for each additional paddle. For more information, email Abby at Brinkman m

TJHS student competes in national competition BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer TROY – Local trivia buffs may want to snag 13 year-old Megan Myers for their trivia teams for her quick buzzer trigger finger and her breadth of U.S. history. Myers, an eighth grade student at Troy Junior High School, recently returned from competing against the nation’s history experts in Atlanta, Ga. as part of the National History Bee. “My favorite is early American history,” Myers said. “I love learning about our country’s past.” Myers had to compete in several online history tests where she placed in the top 100 in a regional test which took her to compete in Lexington, Ky. earlier this spring. Only the top 40 percent of regional finalists, like Myers, made it to the National History Bee in Atlanta on June 1. “It was cool to see how many people my age know about history,”Myers said.“It was interesting to see what questions I didn’t know that other people knew – it was fun.” Myers said she enjoyed meeting students her age who also loved history. “I met someone from Hawaii so that was pretty cool,” she said. “I got to try to beat people at my level.” While Myers didn’t make it to the finals of the National History Bee, she was able to


Megan Myers reads a book at Lost Creek Reserve Wednesday near Troy. Myers, an eighth grade student at Troy Junior High School, recently returned from competing against the nation’s history experts in Atlanta, Ga. as part of the National History Bee. make her own personal history while touring “The World of Coke” at the world headquarters of Coca-Cola while visiting in Atlanta. “I was really neat to try all the different flavors of Coke products from around the world,” she said, noting her least favorite was from Italy. It was also the first time the teenager had ever tried anything other than Sprite or Sierra Mist. Myers said she studied

with friends and practiced her buzzer response times at school in her social studies teacher’s Ruth Niekert’s class during her free time. “The hardest thing was trying to beat everybody at the buzzer,” Myers said with a laugh. “I studied a lot and Mrs. Niekert gave me a big binder full of information to help me. Myers said she believes her love of history began on field trips with her family to

places like Williamsburg,Va. and other historical sites. “Williamsburg was cool because they actually have the buildings like they were back then,” Myers said. Myers said her favorite U.S. president of all time is Thomas Jefferson, the president who acquired the Louisiana Purchase from France in 1803. “He basically doubled the size of the country,” she said. “He is my favorite because he

knew a lot. He taught himself how to speak seven different languages.” Myer said she plans on attempting to do better in the National History Bee next year. “My friends and family all helped either at home or in class with the buzzers,” she said.“I want to see if I can do better. “ Myers is the daughter of J. Scott and Diana Myers of Troy.

Ohio veterans running out of time for bonuses CINCINNATI (AP) — Time is running out for eligible military veterans to claim Ohio bonuses of up to $1,500, and officials are worried that thousands of veterans may miss out by not applying. Navy veteran Robert Erb III describes his bonus for service in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan war eras as a “real blessing” for him and his family. “You don’t join for the benefits, but they can really

help when you come back home,” said Erb, 41, of northeast Ohio’s Fairport Harbor. Ohio voters in 2009 approved a $200 million bond issue to fund bonuses for veterans of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq war eras, and the Persian Gulf-era application deadline is Dec. 31. While over $55.7 million has been paid to more than 66,000 veterans or family members for all three bonus

periods since August 2010, there could be as many as 90,000 who haven’t applied, including probably several thousand from the Persian Gulf era, according to the Ohio Department of Veterans Services. “Our Persian Gulf-era veterans need to take action right away,” department Director Tom Moe said. While about 10,000 veterans from that era have received bonuses, officials can’t say how many still

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IN BRIEF ■ Baseball


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BASEBALL National League CHICAGO CUBS — Placed OF David DeJesus on the 15-day DL. Reinstated RHP Shawn Camp from the 15-day DL. Assigned RHP Eduardo Sanchez outright to Iowa (PCL). COLORADO ROCKIES — Agreed to terms with RHPs Daniel Palo, Dylan Stamey, Alex Balog and AL BEHRMAN/AP PHOTO Blake Shouse; LHPs Sam Milwaukee Brewers’ Juan Francisco points skyward after driving in Logan Moll and William Waltrip; Schafer, right, with a two-run home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher OF Cole Norton; and 3B Homer Bailey in the fifth inning of a baseball game on Saturday in Cincinnati. Ryan McMahon on minor league contracts.

Brewers beat Reds 6-0

MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Placed OF Ryan Braun on the 15-day DL, BY JOE KAY retroactive to Monday. Re- AP Baseball Writer called OF Caleb Gindl from CINCINNATI (AP) — Nashville (PCL). For the first time, the Brewers learned what it’s NEW YORK METS — like to keep an opponent Optioned RHP Greg Burke from crossing home plate. to Las Vegas (PCL). Se- Pretty nice feeling, actulected the contract of RHP ally. Carlos Torres from Las Juan Francisco drove in Vegas. Designated RHP three runs with a sacrifice Collin McHugh for assign- fly and homer in a ballment. park where he’s had some big moments, and Yovani P H I L A D E L P H I A Gallardo pitched six inPHILLIES — Sent C Car- nings on Saturday, leading los Ruiz to Lehigh Valley Milwaukee to a 6-0 victory (IL) for a rehab assignment. over the Cincinnati Reds. Agreed to terms with SS It was the Brewers’ first Trey Williams and C Jake shutout — they were the Sweaney on minor league only team in the majors contracts. without one. Milwaukee’s staff came into the game PITTSBURGH PI- with the NL’s worst RATES — Designated LHP earned run average, givMike Zagurski for assign- ing up more runs and ment. Selected the contract homers than any other of RHP Brandon Cumpton club. from Indianapolis (IL). “They’ve gotten us pretty good in this park American this year,” manager Ron Association Roenicke said. “6-0 — we FARGO-MOORHEAD don’t have too many of REDHAWKS — Signed those. It’s nice to kind of RHP Brian Ernst. be able to relax.” The Brewers have lost GARY SOUTHSHORE 11 of their last 14 games RAILCATS — Released at Great American Ball INF Ryan Miller. Signed Park. It was the first time RHP Billy Spottiswood. they’d shut out Cincinnati since 2009. KANSAS CITY TLogan Schafer had BONES — Signed C three hits off Homer BaiStephen Yoo. Released C ley (4-5), his second Norberto Susini. straight three-hit game. Schafer is filling in for WICHITA WINGNUTS Ryan Braun, who went on — Signed RHP Joshua the 15-day disabled list Stone, C Scott Dalrymple with an injured right thumb after the series and OF Mike Mobbs. opener Friday. Schafer has filled in for WINNIPEG GOLDEYES — Signed LHP Gabe Braun the last five games Aguilar.

and gone 8-for-16 with the first back-to-back multihit games of his career. “It’s nice to play every day and get that comfort level,” Schafer said. “I felt good all day. One thing I’ve been doing a little better lately is swing at strikes and not going out of the strike zone.” Gallardo (6-6) gave up three hits and a pair of walks in his second straight impressive start. The right-hander threw eight shutout innings, allowing only four hits, during a 6-1 win at Miami on Monday. “I feel good — the past three starts, actually,” Gallardo said. “It seems like things are finally falling together. I’ve been able to find a rhythm.” Three relievers completed a seven-hitter for Milwaukee’s first shutout. The Reds didn’t get a runner to third base and were out of sync after playing extra-inning games the last two days. “None of us looked like we had any rhythm,” said manager Dusty Baker on his 64th birthday. “It was one of those low-energy days that usually don’t happen. It just wasn’t our day. “That’s not the way you want to spend your birthday. If I’d known that was going to happen, I would’ve tried to get kicked out in the first inning.” After going 6-22 in May, the injury-depleted Brewers are 8-6 in June, winning six of their last eight

games. For the second time this season, the Reds couldn’t overcome a homer by Francisco, who played for them from 2009-11. He hit the second-longest homer in ballpark history during his final season in Cincinnati, a 502-foot shot. He returned with the Braves this season and had a breakthrough — his first career grand slam off reliever J.J. Hoover during a 7-2 win on May 8. The Brewers got him for a minor league pitcher on June 3, and he’d struggled until getting back to Cincinnati. Francisco was in an 0-for-15 slump when he had a pinch-hit single in Cincinnati’s 4-3, 10-inning win on Friday night. He hit a sacrifice fly and two-run homer that smacked off the bottom of the left-field foul pole on Saturday, giving the Brewers a 4-0 lead. It was only his third hit in 25 atbats as a Brewer. With that, Francisco has one of the longest and one of the shortest homers at Great American. “He’s got big power everywhere and it was nice for him to get that,” Roenicke said. Bailey gave up eight hits in seven innings and threw a wild pitch that let in a run, leaving him 1-6 career against Milwaukee. Schafer, taking over in left field for Braun, had three hits for the second straight game. His tworun double in the sixth made it 6-0.

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CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds have activated right-hander Johnny Cueto from the 15day disabled list and optioned righty Pedro Villareal to Triple-A Louisville. Cueto takes a 3-0 record into Sunday’s start against Milwaukee, his first since a 6-0 win at Pittsburgh on May 31. He was placed on the DL on June 5 for the second time this season, on both occasions with a strained muscle in his right shoulder. Villareal’s second stint with the Reds this season lasted one day. He was recalled Saturday when righthander Jonathan Broxton AL BEHRMAN/AP PHOTO was placed on the 15-day DL. Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto Villareal did not pitch in Satthrows against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning of urday’s 7-0 loss to the Brewers. a baseball game on May 26 in Cincinnati.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Saturday’s Games Boston 5, Baltimore 4 Toronto 6, Texas 1 Tampa Bay 5, Kansas City 3 Houston 4, Chicago White Sox 3 Minnesota 6, Detroit 3 L.A. Angels 6, N.Y. Yankees 2 Seattle 4, Oakland 0 Washington 7, Cleveland 6 Today’s Games Kansas City (Shields 2-6) at Cleveland (Carrasco 0-2), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (J.De La Rosa 7-4) at Toronto (Jo.Johnson 0-2), 7:07 p.m. Baltimore (Hammel 7-4) at Detroit (Scherzer 9-0), 7:08 p.m. Oakland (Straily 4-2) at Texas (Tepesch 3-6), 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 3-2) at Houston (B.Norris 5-6), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (Harang 3-6) at L.A. Angels (Vargas 5-4), 10:05 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Tampa Bay at Boston, 1:05 p.m., 1st game Kansas City at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Colorado at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Baltimore at Detroit, 7:08 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 7:10 p.m., 2nd game Oakland at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Saturday’s Games Chicago Cubs 5, N.Y. Mets 2 L.A. Dodgers 5, Pittsburgh 3, 11 innings Atlanta 6, San Francisco 5 Milwaukee 6, Cincinnati 0 Colorado 10, Philadelphia 5 St. Louis 13, Miami 7 Washington 7, Cleveland 6 San Diego 6, Arizona 4 Today’s Games Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 5-5) at St. Louis (S.Miller 7-4), 7:05 p.m. Washington (Haren 4-8) at Philadelphia (Lannan 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (J.De La Rosa 7-4) at Toronto (Jo.Johnson 0-2), 7:07 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 5-6) at Atlanta (Hudson 4-6), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Liriano 5-2) at Cincinnati (Leake 6-3), 7:10 p.m. Miami (Ja.Turner 1-0) at Arizona (Corbin 9-0), 9:40 p.m. San Diego (Cashner 5-3) at San Francisco (Zito 4-5), 10:15 p.m. Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 1:10 p.m., 1st game L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Colorado at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m., 2nd game Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Miami at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.


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Monday, June 17, 2013




Federer wins 1st title of year, beats Youzhny BY NESHA STARCEVIC AP Sports Writer HALLE, Germany (AP) — Roger Federer found the perfect place to end his title drought — a small town in western Germany that has a big tennis stadium and a street named Roger-Federer-Allee leading to it. Federer left Halle a winner again Sunday, ending a 10-month run of 11 tournaments without a title, an eternity by his standards. The 31-yearold Swiss great overcame a sluggish start to beat unseeded Mikhail Youzhny 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 at the Gerry Weber Open for his first title since Cincinnati in August. Returning to grass in his favorite warm-up for Wimbledon, the topseeded Federer looked lethargic until the middle of the second set against a player he had never lost to in 14 previous matches. It was the first final on the tour this year involving players 30 or older. “I’ve won a lot but not so much in the last 10 months, although I feel I’d been playing well,” Federer said. “But the others were playing better.” Federer earned his sixth title at Halle in 11 appearances (eight finals)


Switzerland’s Roger Federer, left, holds the trophy after winning the final against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia, right, at the Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament in Halle Westphalia, Germany on Sunday. Roger Federer won his first title of the year, overcoming a sluggish start to beat unseeded Mikhail Youzhny 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 at the Gerry Weber Open on Sunday. Returning to grass in his favorite warm-up for Wimbledon, the topseeded Federer looked lethargic until the middle of the second set, when he started hitting shots with confidence. Federer won his first title since Cincinnati in August and his sixth in Halle, the first since 2008. and his first since 2008. Four of Federer’s seven Wimbledon trophies have come after victories in Halle — including his first

Egypt, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia through to last round

Halle and Wimbledon championships in 2003. The former top-ranked player, who is now No. 3, won his 77th career title,

pulling him even with John McEnroe at third on the all-time list. Jimmy Connors won 109 and Ivan Lendl 94. Federer

will be looking to extend his record of 17 Grand Slam championships when he defends his title at Wimbledon.

“I feel fit; I feel confident. I’m excited about what’s to come,” Federer said. “I’m very pleased with how I played this week.” With Federer starting to hit shots with confidence, the turning point of the match came in the eighth game of the second set, when Youzhny doublefaulted on break point. The Swiss star then hit a perfect backhand passing shot to go up 4-3 in the third set. He held for 5-3 with a smash and fired a service winner to seal his victory after just over 2 hours. Federer has a big following at the Halle tournament. The fans gave him a standing ovation, while his wife, Mirka, let out a sigh of relief while keeping an eye on their twin daughters. “The difference was that he was better today — he’s been better all his life,” the 30-year-old Youzhny said. Federer finished with 12 aces. “The first set was very close; it could have gone either way. I had to fight very hard to stay in the second. My serve saved me today,” Federer said. “At the end I was just a bit steadier.”

Five strikers to watch at Confederations Cup

BY GERALD IMRAY AP Sports Writer JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ivory Coast, Egypt and surprise package Ethiopia became the first three teams to qualify for the final round of playoffs in World Cup qualifying in Africa on Sunday, with the Ethiopians now a two-legged tie away from their first appearance ever at football’s top tournament. Bernard Parker’s own goal in the 70th minute delivered a come-from-behind 2-1 win for Ethiopia over South Africa in a stadium packed with roaring supporters in Addis Ababa.Thousands of fans also crowded outside the walls of the National Stadium in the capital within minutes of full time, waving flags and hailing Ethiopia’s resurgence after it played at this year’s African Cup for the first time in 30 years. Parker misdirected a header and it rocketed into the top right corner of his own net to send 25,000 Ethiopian fans wild, sealing their place at the top of Group A with a game against Central African Republic to spare. Ethiopia coach Sewnet Bishaw called the victory a “turning point” for Ethiopian football after years of problems. “It was a free goal they gave us, but anyway it was a nice match. We concluded we had to finish the game here so we go to Central Africa for a visit, a picnic.” South Africa had led through Parker’s left-footed volley in the 33rd minute. Getaneh Kebede equalized in the 42nd and Parker’s own goal put Ethiopia through as one of the 10 countries that will play off for Africa’s five places at the World Cup. The defeat ended South Africa’s chances of following its hosting in 2010 with an appearance at Brazil’s World Cup next year. “I think I need to congratulate Ethiopia. It was a tough game and the crowd was magnificent,” South Africa coach Gordon Igesund said. “We couldn’t have done more than we’ve done. There’s got to be a winner and it was them today.” Ivory Coast won 4-2 in Tanzania after being 1-0 and 2-1 down, helped by a double from Manchester City’s Yaya Toure. Five goals came in the first half before Africa’s top-ranked team prevailed and took the playoff place as Group C winner, making Morocco’s 2-0 win over Gambia on Saturday irrelevant. Egypt under former U.S. coach Bob Bradley is also headed for the playoffs and has a chance at a first World Cup appearance since 1990 after it won 1-0 in Mozambique to dominate Group G with a perfect five wins from five so far. Mohamed Salah scored the 40th-minute winner in Maputo, adding to the hat trick he got in Egypt’s win over Zimbabwe in the last round. A place at Brazil 2014 would be a remarkable turnaround for Bradley’s team after it failed to qualify for the 2012 and 2013 African Cups as political violence and unrest back home contributed to one of Egyptian football’s lowest periods. Also Sunday, 2010 World Cup quarterfinalist Ghana won 2-0 in Lesotho with goals by Christian Atsu and Asamoah Gyan to put the Black Stars top of Group D by a point from former African champion Zambia.That will go down to a tense decider when Ghana hosts Zambia in the final round of group games in September. Tunisia can qualify for the playoffs with a victory over Equatorial Guinea later Sunday, as can fellow North Africans Algeria if African Cup semifinalist Mali doesn’t beat Benin. Cameroon needs to beat Congo to keep pace with Libya in Group I.


Brazil’s Neymar holds his shinbone after being tackled during the opening match between Brazil and Japan in group A of the soccer Confederations Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil on June 15. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The world’s top strikers are on show at the Confederations Cup in Brazil, a warm-up tournament for next year’s World Cup. Here are some of the players to watch for. Also, some of the very best players did not make it. Neymar: The host’s rock-star forward, the 21-year-old Neymar already met expectations by scoring the first goal of the tournament in Brazil’s 3-0 win over Japan on Saturday. Earlier this month, Neymar signed a five-year deal with Barcelona, ending his highly successful tenure at Santos, Pele’s former club, where he scored 54 goals in 103 appearances — more than one goal every two matches. Known as much for his dramatic hairstyle as his sublime skills. Mario Balotelli: Just 22, Mario Balotelli is easily Italy’s most explosive player. His two-goal performance in the Azzurri’s victory over Germany in the semifinals of last year’s European Championship was his most memorable night with the national team, and he now seems rejuvenated after transferring to AC Milan in January. Having played only occasionally with Man-

chester City previously, Balotelli scored 12 goals in 13 appearances with Milan and also seems to have kept out of trouble after a turbulent period in England. Luis Suarez:

from Chicharito to improve morale. Has built up his muscles in England, but can still be shrugged off the ball too easily by powerful defenders. Fernando Torres:

At 29, “El Nino” is no longer a kid but the Spain forward is searching to recover the devastating form he showed with Liverpool. His first English Premier League goal of 2013 came in Chelsea’s final match of the season, although he did score the first goal in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Benfica in the Europa League final last month and managed 23 in all competitions. With three goals and one assist, Torres also won the Golden Boot at last year’s European Championship. Still, he shares star status for Spain with the Barcelona block of Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez, Cesc Fabregas and David Villa. He’s a confidence player. An early goal can Chicharito: transform his performMexico’s Javier “Chichar- ances, but he also tests ito” Hernandez lost his coach’s patience. starting position this seaArguably, the three best son with Manchester United, but still scored 18 forwards in football are goals. He has 50 in three missing from this tournaseasons in England and has ment: scored 32 in 50 games with Lionel Messi: the national team. With Mexico’s World Cup qualifyArgentina’s Lionel Messi ing chances in question, the Central American side is the four-time FIFA world needs a strong performance player of the year and tops Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is the main man for Uruguay, and he needs to use this tournament to rehabilitate himself. He has a long list of disciplinary problems, highlighted by his 10-match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in April. Along with national team strike partner Edinson Cavani — who led Serie A with 29 goals last season — Suarez is weighing his options on the transfer market. Both Suarez and Cavani have indicated they would like to join Real Madrid. When he behaves himself, Suarez has unmatched goal-scoring ability and can be a pleasure to watch.

most lists of the world’s best players. But the Barcelona forward is still hoping to leave his mark with the national team, where his only significant title was the 2008 Olympic gold medal. At the 2011 Copa America — the winner of which enters the Confederations Cup — Argentina was eliminated by eventual champion Uruguay on penalties in the quarterfinals. Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo has won a total of four domestic league titles with Manchester United and his current squad Real Madrid, plus the 2007-08 Champions League with United. His best run with his national team came when Portugal reached the final of Euro 2004 as host, losing to surprise Greece in the final. Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic has become known as a striker for hire, having played for European powers Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan and now Paris Saint-Germain. However, Sweden’s national team struggles to compete with the European powers like Spain, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands, and did not even qualify for the 2010 World Cup.



Monday, June 17, 2013


Uppercut Bat Company finds niche BY DENNIS SEID Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Ever since the game of baseball was invented, players have needed two essential pieces of equipment: a ball and a bat. It's the former that one Northeast Mississippi company is making a name for itself. The Uppercut Bat Co. is less than two years old, but it has drawn a legion of fans and customers who have taken to the company's wood bats. "We started talking about it about three and a half years ago, and about a year and a half ago we started to really delve into it," said founder Brian Boatner. With offices in Sherman and production in Belden, Uppercut is a small operation, with only four employees, including Boatner. It's no Louisville Slugger — and the company has no plans to get that big — but Uppercut makes bats from the same high-quality ash, maple and birch the bigger companies use. Uppercut's wood of choice, however, is maple. While it's a little more expensive, it's stronger than ash and less prone to shatter. The company's customers are mostly little league, high school and minor league teams and players, but word of mouth has drawn interest from every level. The Cotton States Baseball League, a six-team collegiate wooden bat league based in New Albany, uses Uppercut as its official bat. This past week, Uppercut was in Omaha, Neb., for two major youth baseball tournaments to demonstrate its bats. There's no shortage of baseball tournaments, and Uppercut is stepping up its efforts to attend as many of them as it can. "There's not a better way to show your product than to toss some bats to players and have them take BP (batting practice) with them," said Ryan Moody, who heads sales for the company.


In this June 4 photo, Ryan Moody, from left, Jeb Baker, Brian Boatner and Luke May make up the entire Uppercut Bat Company from sales to production, at the Uppercut Bat Company in Tupelo, Miss. Ever since the game of baseball was invented, players have needed two essential pieces of equipment: a ball and a bat.The Uppercut Bat Co. is less than two years old, but it has drawn a legion of fans and customers who have taken to the company's wood bats.


In this June 4 photo, Jeb Baker works on making a bat at the Uppercut Bat Company in Tupelo, Miss. Ever since the game of baseball was invented, players have needed two essential pieces of equipment: a ball and a bat. The Uppercut Bat Co. is less than two years old, but it has drawn a legion of fans and customers who have taken to the company's wood bats.

Hamlin changes paint scheme to honor Leffler BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Denny Hamlin's No. 11 Toyota has changed its paint scheme for Sunday's race at Michigan to the one that was used when Jason Leffler drove the car in 2005. The tribute paint scheme was Hamlin's idea and approved by Joe Gibbs Racing and sponsor FedEx following Leffler's death Wednesday in an accident at a dirt track in New Jersey. He was 37. Leffler drove 19 Sprint Cup Series in 2005 with JGR as it launched the No. 11 as its third team, and FedEx Senior Vice President of Marketing Laurie Tucker hailed him as "an integral part of the formation of the No. 11 team." J.J. Yeley drove the car for four races that season and Hamlin closed out the year behind the wheel for the final seven events. Hamlin has driven the car since and the No. 11 is currently a predominantly black paint scheme. The car was rewrapped by the team Saturday night into the primarily white paint scheme used when Leffler drove the No. 11. "We feel fortunate to have had (Leffler) as part of both our Nationwide Series program and of course in the Cup Series where he helped us launch the No. 11 team with FedEx," team owner Joe Gibbs said earlier this week. "NASCAR is unique in that it really is one large family and Jason was well liked by all that knew him. His loss will be felt across the entire sport."

Uppercut isn't Boatner's first entrepreneurial venture. In addition to that company, he also has a hand in a T-shirt company and another sports-related business. Boatner, 28, himself is no stranger to baseball. A standout at Saltillo High who went on to play at Itawamba Community College and the University of North Alabama, Boatner got in the sporting goods equipment business with an invention of his own about eight years ago. The Shoulder Shield came about after Boatner suffered a labrum injury. While surgery was successful, his arm was constantly tight. "I looked for a shirt for some sort of support, but eventually I just made one,"

he said. "It was crude but did what it needed to do." After trial and error with designs and materials, Boatner created a neoprene sleeve that traps heat in users' shoulders and elbows. The Shoulder Shield keeps the joints loose, something athletes want to maintain for peak performance. Its popularity goes beyond baseball, with college and professional-level players in other sports including softball, tennis and volleyball using it. "We're selling it across the country," Boatner said. With Uppercut, Boatner hopes he can develop another strong customer base, although he freely admits bat-making companies are regional in scope for the most part. "Customers tend to be very loyal to the bats they use," he said. "But we looked around and there really wasn't anybody making bats in the area. The nearest companies are in Nashville and Baton Rouge. So we saw a niche." With only a four-man crew and two lathes, Uppercut can make 200 to 300 bats a week. The bats are custom-ordered and designed, and can come with a variety of coats and colors. While it's a fairly simple process to make the bats, it does take time from start to finish to get the bats ready for use. Depending on the size of the job, an order typically takes three to four days to complete. Boatner and Moody say the prices for their bats are competitive. An adult bat made from ash is about $75, while a maple bat costs $5 to $10 more. Youth bats start around $55. "We're not trying to be a discount bat company, though" Boatner said. Already, he has plans to build a new facility and to add more equipment to ramp up production. "In three years, I see us with more employees and making many more orders," he said.

MLB investigates players linked to clinic The founder of a Miami anti-aging clinic has agreed to talk to Major League Baseball about players linked to performance-enhancing drugs that could lead to suspensions. SOME PLAYERS UNDER SCRUTINY PLAYER Ryan Braun

TEAM Brewers

SALARY $8.5 million

STATS (Through June 4) .292 BA, 9 HR, 35 RBI

Everth Cabrera


$1.275 million

.278 BA, 22 RBI, 24 SB

Melky Cabrera

Blue Jays $8 million

.284 BA, 2 HR, 21 RBI

Francisco Cervelli Yankees $515,350

.269 BA, 3 HR, 8 RBI

Bartolo Colon

Athletics $3 million

6-2 W-L, 3.33 ERA, 42 SO

Nelson Cruz

Rangers $10 million

.268 BA, 14 HR, 40 RBI

Yasmani Grandal Padres

$490,000/$450,000* .083 AVG, 0 HR, 0 RBI

Jesus Montero

Mariners $503,300/$292,140* .208 AVG, 3 HR, 9 RBI

Jhonny Peralta


Alex Rodriguez

Yankees $28 million

$6 million

*Includes minor league salaries

.338 BA, 6 HR, 26 RBI (DL since start of season) AP

Date Continued from page 7 both games of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia A’s. The Red Sox won the opener 5-4 and lost the second game 8-7. 1960 — Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox connected for his 500th career home run off the Cleveland Indians. Williams, the fourth to accomplish the feat, hit a two-run homer off Wynn Hawkins in a 3-1 win. 1971 — Don Kessinger of the Chicago Cubs went 6-for-6, with five singles and a double, in a 7-6, 10-inning decision over the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley

Florida 5-0. It was the third straight game the Mets were involved in a one1978 — Ron Guidry of the New York hitter. E Yankees struck out 18 California Angels 2005 — Arizona gave up 10 runs in to set an American League record for left-handers. Guidry, who struck out 15 the third inning of its 13-6 loss to Clevein the first six innings, ended with a 4-0 land. The Diamondbacks, who allowed 10 runs in the sixth inning on June 15 four-hitter. in Chicago, became the first team since 1993 — Baseball owners voted 26-2 in the 1969 Mets to allow 10 runs in an infavor of expanding the playoffs for the ning in consecutive games. The Mets did first time in 25 years, doubling the it on one day — during a doubleheader teams that qualify to eight starting in against Houston. 1994. 2007 — Brandon Watson extended his 2003 — Jae Seo, David Weathers and hitting streak to 43 games, breaking a Armando Benitez combined for a one- 95-year-old International League record hitter as the New York Mets beat with a base hit in the Columbus ClipField.

pers’ 9-8 loss to the Ottawa Lynx. Jack Lelivelt set the IL record for the Rochester Hustlers in 1912. 2007 — Frank Thomas hit his recordbreaking 244th homer as a designated hitter in Toronto’s 4-2 loss to Washington. The solo shot in the third inning moved Thomas past Edgar Martinez for the most homers by a DH in major league history. 2008 — Seattle’s Felix Hernandez struck out the side on nine pitches in the fourth inning of a 5-4 win over Florida, becoming the 13th pitcher in American League history to accomplish the feat.


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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Tuesday, June 18, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The Moon is opposite your sign today, which means you must be tolerant when dealing with others, especially partners and close friends. Hey -- you can do this. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Make a special effort to get better organized. Even if you set aside only 15 minutes to do this, you will feel better afterward. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This is a playful day, and you feel prankish! Enjoy sports events, schmoozing with friends, romantic tete-a-tetes and playful times with children. Have some laughs. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might want to cocoon at home today. Conversations with a female relative, especially your mother, will be significant. You might invite someone over, because you feel talkative! LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is a great day for short trips, busy errands and talking to everyone, especially siblings and neighbors. Reading and writing projects will go well because you want to enlighten someone. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Stay in touch with your bank account today, and keep an eye on financial matters. You also might need to do something to maintain, clean or repair an item you own. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) The Moon is in your sign today, which makes you more emotional than usual. However, this can bring a bit of good luck to you as well. (Yay, me!) SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Withdraw from the busyness of today, if you can. Seek solitude in beautiful surroundings. Give yourself a moment of peace and quiet to catch your breath. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Interactions with groups will be positive today. In particular, you'll enjoy a heart-to-heart conversation with a female acquaintance. You might want to talk about your future goals in order to see what others think. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) There's a strong chance that personal details about your private life will be made public today for some reason. Yes, this can make you wince. Just be aware of this. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) ry to do something that is adventurous and a learning experience, because you're eager to expand your horizons today. Why not be a tourist in your own city? PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Spend some time tidying up loose details about inheritances, insurance matters, taxes, debt or shared property. Just 20 or 30 minutes will help you get some focus. YOU BORN TODAY You have excellent money savvy, and you frequently work behind the scenes to achieve what you want. Externally, you have charm and obvious talents. Whatever you do, whether you intend to or not, you influence others. You are an excellent parent because you offer both playful qualities and structure. In the year ahead, an important choice will arise. Choose wisely. Birthdate of: Sir Paul McCartney, icon/musician; Blake Shelton, singer; Alison Moyet, singer/songwriter. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.








Affirmative action ruling contest: race v. class BY JUSTIN POPE Associated Press In post-Great Recession America, which is the bigger barrier to opportunity race or class? A decade ago, the U.S. Supreme Court kept the focus on race as a barrier, upholding the right of colleges to make limited use of racial preferences to ensure a diverse student body. But in a ruling due this month, the court is widely expected to roll back that decision. Such an outcome would shift attention more toward a less constitutionally controversial practice: giving a boost to socio-economically disadvantaged students, regardless of race. If that happens, it would reflect more than just a more conservative makeup of the justices. Over the last decade, clogged social mobility and rising economic inequality have shifted the conversation on campuses and in the country as a whole. As a barrier to opportunity, class is getting more attention, while race is fading. “The cultural zeitgeist has changed,” said Peter Sacks, author of the book “Tearing Down the Gates: Confronting the Class Divide in American Education.” “The Great Recession really exacerbated the vast and growing inequalities between rich and poor in America,” he said. “Talking openly about class has been taboo,” he added, but in recent years the evidence of widening inequality has mounted and it’s become “OK for the so-called 99 percent to talk about the 99 percent.” The shift is perceptible in a range of ways: You can see it in polling, like surveys from the Pew Research Center, which shows the percentage of Americans who feel racial discrimination is the chief impediment to black progress is falling, from 37 percent in 1995 to 23 percent in 2012. Polling on affirmative action varies widely depending on how questions are phrased, but an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Wednesday showed strong feelings about using race in college admissions: Just 22 percent of Americans support letting universities consider applicants’ race as a factor, and 76 percent oppose the practice. The proportions supporting racial preferences were similar for blacks (19 percent) and Hispanics (29 percent) as for whites (20 percent). You can read it in the tone of recent opinion pieces penned even by left-leaning academics and columnists, whose support for racial preferences has eroded under a mountain of evidence that quality higher education is tilting further toward the alreadywealthy. You can hear it, too in conversations on elite college campuses, where the dearth of low-income students is replacing race as a topic of debate. And in the words of the first black president, who has said there’s no good reason his own daughters should benefit from racial preferences when they apply to college. The shifting debate has painted supporters of race-based affirmative action into a difficult corner. Most agree the barriers to low-income students are a serious problem that should be addressed, and of course, many minority students are also low-income. But they acknowledge widening income inequality has made it harder to make their case that special attention to race re-

mains justified. “This is the first time you have whites thinking they face more discrimination than blacks do,” said Camille Charles, a sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania who studies class and race. “You have people who have come to believe the system is set up to benefit black people at the expense of white people.” Such beliefs, she said, reflect ignorance about the persistence of discrimination, about how much harder minorities were hit by the Great Recession, and about how affirmative action actually works (many incorrectly conflate “affirmative action” with “racial quotas,” which the Supreme Court long ago ruled unconstitutional). In his 2010 book “The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth,” Harvard economic historian Benjamin Friedman charted how during periods of prosperity, societies throughout history have expanded opportunities to disadvantaged groups and become more open and inclusive. During economic struggle, by contrast, they typically close ranks. The Great Recession was no exception, he said, persuading more Americans that efforts to ensure minorities are represented among the scarce slots at top universities are “a luxury they cannot afford,” Friedman said by telephone. A report released Thursday by the Lumina Foundation underscored the large and persistent achievement gaps between races in the United States: Nearly 60 percent of Asian adults have a college degree, compared to 43 percent of whites but just 27 percent of blacks and 19 percent of Hispanics. More alarming are the numbers for those between 25 and 29 an indicator of recent trends. Whites and Asians are doing better than their parents. Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans are doing worse. That’s a problem for everyone, said Lumina president and CEO Jamie Merisotis. “Narrowing these gaps is a matter of economic and social collective selfinterest,” he said. But other numbers in the same report revealed how profoundly family income determines how far you go in school: Fourfifths of 24-year-olds from families in the top quarter of income have college degrees, compared to just one in 10 in the bottom quartile. Other research, while calling the black-white degree gap worrisome, concludes the gap measured by class alone is far broader. Students of all races from educated affluent families are seven times more likely to complete a bachelor’s degree than students from lowincome families with less education (68 percent compared to 9 percent). One study of the freshmen entering the 193 most selective colleges in 2010 found two-thirds came from the top income quartile. Only 15 percent came from the bottom half of the country, income-wise. At the top 20 law schools, another study found, more than threequarters of students came from the richest income quartile. “We continue to struggle with racial discrimination in this country, but class has become a far larger impediment to a person’s life chances than race,” said Richard Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at The Century Foundation, and a prominent

advocate for replacing race-based affirmative action with class-conscious measures. On college campuses, arguments over race and gender have predominated for decades, but the lack of socio-economic diversity is getting more attention. One sign of the trend is the emergence of a student group called “U/FUSED” (United for SocioUndergraduate Economic Diversity), with chapters on about 20 prominent campuses. Chapters at campuses like Wesleyan University and Washington University in St. Louis have undertaken a range of efforts, from developing a financial literacy curriculum to lobbying for more financial aid. But mostly, said Chase Sackett, who helped found the organization while an undergraduate at Washington University and is now a law student at Yale, the groups are getting people to talk about the previously taboo subjects of class, money and inequality. College students are actually fairly accustomed to talking about race, he said, but class “was something that was under the rug.” He said minority groups have been eager to join the conversation, seeing it as complementary to the issues they care about. Kahlenberg, who informally advises the group, said such an organization would have been unthinkable in his own college days during the 1980s. But “the facts on the ground have changed.” The test-score gap between blacks and whites, he noted, was once twice as big as the gap between rich and poor students. Now that’s flipped and the income gap is twice as big as the racial one. Sackett said he and the group don’t necessarily oppose race-based affirmative action; they just want more efforts to deal with socio-economic diversity. Indeed, many people ask, why not do both? Kahlenberg says he’s all for that, but “universities never get around to the class part of the equation. They would rather have a class of fairly wealthy students of all races.” A big obstacle is cost: By definition low-income students need more financial aid, while race-based preferences don’t necessarily go to the neediest students. In fact, research has confirmed large proportions of minority students at selective colleges come from middle- and upper-income families. Kahlenberg believes with some creativity, colleges can use class-based affirmative action to ensure racial diversity. That’s happened at many schools in states where affirmative action is already banned. However, the broader consensus is that, at least in the short term and at the most elite schools, replacing racebased preferences with class-based efforts would cause minority enrollment to fall. “Low-income will not replace diversity,” said Ted Spencer, admissions director at the University of Michigan, which won the right to use race as an admissions factor in the 2003 Supreme Court case, but later lost it in a voter referendum. Michigan’s numbers of minority students have not fully recovered. But Spencer emphasized the court’s justification for race-based affirmative action has never been only about minorities, or about rectifying society-wide discrimination, or about pitting racial barriers against class ones.

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BY JOAN LOWY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Using voice commands to send text messages and emails from behind the wheel, which is marketed as a safer alternative for drivers, actually is more distracting and dangerous than simply talking on a cellphone, a new AAA study found. Automakers have been trying to excite new-car buyers, especially younger ones, with dashboard infotainment systems that let drivers use voice commands do things like turning on windshield wipers, posting Facebook messages or ordering pizza. The pitch has been that hands-free devices are safer because they enable drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road. But talking on a hands-free phone isn’t significantly safer for drivers than talking on a hand-held phone, and using hands-free devices that translate speech into text is the most distracting of all, researchers found. Speech-to-text systems that enable drivers to send, scroll through, or delete email and text messages required greater concentration by drivers than other potentially distracting activities examined in the study like talking on the phone, talking to a passenger, listening to a book on tape or listening to the radio. The greater the concentration required to perform a task, the more likely a driver is to develop what researchers call “tunnel vision” or “inattention blindness.” Drivers will stop scanning the roadway or ignore their side and review mirrors. Instead,

they look straight ahead, but fail to see what’s in front of them, like red lights and pedestrians. “People aren’t seeing what they need to see to drive. That’s the scariest part to me,” said Peter Kissinger, president and CEO of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the group’s safety research arm. “Police accident investigative reports are filled with comments like the ‘looked, but did not see.’ That’s what drivers tell them. We used to think they were lying, but now we know that’s actually true.” There are about 9 million cars and trucks on the road with infotainment systems, and that will jump to about 62 million vehicles by 2018, AAA spokeswoman Yolanda Cade said, citing automotive industry research. At the same time, drivers tell the AAA they believe phones and other devices are safe to use behind the wheel if they are hands-free, she said. “We believe there is a public safety crisis looming,” Cade said. “We hope this study will change some widely held misconceptions by motorists.” AAA officials who briefed automakers, safety advocates and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on the study’s findings said they want to limit in-vehicle, voice-driven technologies to “core driving tasks.” The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers was skeptical. “We are extremely concerned that it could send a misleading message, since it suggests that hand-held and hands-free devices are equally risky,” the association said in a statement. The automakers’ trade group said the AAA study focuses only on the mental distraction posed

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Russ Martin of American Automobile Association (AAA), is seen on a monitor in a research vehicle skull cap to the research vehicle during a demonstrations in support of their new study on distracted driving in Landover, Md. by using a device and ignores the visual and manual aspects of handheld versus hands-free systems that are integrated into cars. Other studies have also compared hand-held and hands-free phone use, finding they are equally risky or nearly so. But a recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study of drivers’ real world driving experiences found hand-held phone use was less safe than hands-free. Researchers at the University of Utah who conducted the study for the AAA measured the brainwaves, eye movement, driving performance and other indicators of 32 university students as they drove and performed a variety of secondary tasks, ranging from listening to music to sending emails. Cameras

were mounted inside the car to track drivers’ eye and head movements. A that drivers device pressed was used to record their reaction time to red and green lights introduced to their field of vision. Drivers were fitted with a special skull cap to record their brain activity. The students were tested while not driving, while driving in a simulator and while driving a car on a 3-mile loop through a suburban Salt Lake City neighborhood with stop signs and stoplights. A researcher with a backup braking system accompanied the students in the test car. One reason using voice commands is so much more distracting for drivers, even though they aren’t using their hands, is that they often require more concentration than

simply speaking to another person, said University of Utah professor psychology David Strayer, an expert on cognitive distraction and lead author of the study. Talking to a computer requires far greater precision than talking to a person, he said. Otherwise, “Call home” may get you Home Depot. Synthetic computer voices can be harder to understand than human voices, also requiring more attention. The computers used in the study were exceptionally highfidelity systems that made no errors, but the systems in cars aren’t as good, Strayer said. He said that means the study probably underestimates the concentration required of drivers, and thus the ability of speech-to-text systems to

distract them. Another difference: In phone conversations, a person who is listening will give indications that they agree with what the speaker has said or have heard what was said. Computers don’t provide that feedback. “The complexity of trying to say something that is coherent when there is no feedback is much more difficult,” Strayer said. A simple, quick voice command to turn on windshield wipers isn’t very distracting, he said. But concentrating on creating a text message and trying to get it right takes a great deal more mental effort and time. “The more complex and the longer those interactions are, the more likely you are going to have impairments when you’re driving,” Strayer said.



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