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Larrell Walters discusses his book on the levee recently in Troy. Walters created a book titled Where Eagles Live! Dayton. BY NATALIE KNOTH Staff Writer TROY — Larrell Walters says many people don’t think that eagles can be found right along the Great Miami River and the bike path. But he’s got the photographic proof, with his book called, “Where Eagles Live! Dayton, Ohio.” “I was selling books at Troy Streets Alive and people said, ‘I had no idea we had eagles in Dayton.’ And I said, ‘We have eagles right here in Troy,’” explained Walters, who works as the director of the University of Dayton’s Development and Commercialization of Advanced Sensor Technology. He also is coach of the Troy High School hockey team. Walters became interested in eagles when he started working for Goodrich in 1987. “When I’d go on work trips out West, I would look for eagles, but never saw any,” Walters said. The idea for a book started in January 2011, after he spotted five eagles — including the Heron, the Beaver, the Kingfisher and the Bald Eagle — along the rivers of downtown Dayton between Christmas and New Year’s. Sightings have become much more frequent as manufacturing jobs have diminished in Ohio, he said. “Classrooms, studios and laboratories have replaced the factory floors. Urban prairies, gardens, and green spaces are filling in holes in emerging garden neighborhoods,” Walters wrote in the book. Walters uses a Canon 7D camera with magnifiers and lens spacers to capture the eagles from more than 200 yards away.

BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer PIQUA — The Piqua Fire Department’s renowned dive team just become a little bit more effective and efficient in a rescue scenario thanks to grant that allowed the purchase of a mobile cascade unit and dive team trailer. And if that wasn’t enough, one city business, Buckeye Insurance Group, and one local organization, The Piqua Community Foundation, donated $2,000 each to allow the trailer to be outfitted and fully-operational. “Our main objective in a rescue scenario is to hook and go,” said firefighter and dive team member Paul Brown. “This allows us to hook and go.” Chris Haines, of Buckeye Insurance Group, and Richard Donnelly and Karen Wendeln, of the Piqua Community Foundation, all stopped by the fire department this week to check out the trailer and what their donations were used for. Haines said as a member of the Covington Fire Department he knows not only how much the fire department will benefit from the trailer, but also the entire county. “It’s very important to Piqua, but also to the surrounding area,” Haines said. “It will help countywide.” The city’s dive team is routinely called out of the Piqua area for rescue or recovery, including assisting with such calls in the greater Dayton area. While there are presently five members of the dive team, four more members are currently being trained, Brown said. “This is one of the major things that we needed,” said Brown, standing in front of the trailer. “This will make us more organized.”

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The trailer was purchased by the fire department thanks to a $45,000 grant awarded from the state through the Assistance to Firefighters grant and contains numerous air tanks inside and a way to fill more in addition to other emergency equipment. Prior to the new trailer, the department

used a “self-fabricated” trailer, said Piqua Assistant Fire Chief Brent Pohlschneider. He said the trailer will also assist on the scene of long structure fires and Hazmat incidents. “It will serve multiple uses,” Pohlschneider said. “For long term operation, it’s very handy.”

Making downtime in the downtown enjoyable “It’s a great resource to enjoy the beauty of downtown Piqua.” — Kathy Sherman LINDSAY M. NOCE Staff Writer

PIQUA — The city of Piqua is making good use of space in front of the Ft. Piqua Plaza. Patio furniture and colorful flower baskets are making downtime in the downtown more enjoyable. “I just thought it would be a good idea to set the patio up and spruce it up in hopes of getting people to use it,” said Doug Harter, superintendent of Publc Works. “They can eat their lunch there, get a book from the library and sit and read, or get a cup of coffee from Winans and just relax.” The tables and chairs belong to the city that go with the See Eagles/Page 2 restaurant space. The hanging



Members of the Piqua Fire Department gather in front of the department’s new Mobile Cascade Unit & Dive Team trailer along with representatives from agencies that donated funds to outfit the trailer. From left to right are firefighters Brad Weer; Paul Brown; Chris Hanes, Buckeye Insurance Group; Karen Wendeln and Richard Donnelly, Piqua Community Foundation; Firefighter Doug Stewart; Assistant Fire Chief Brent Pohlschneider and Firefighter Tony Grilliot.


Patrons of the 17th annual Taste of the Arts, in 2011, enjoy an evening on the Fort Piqua Plaza patio. This summer, the patio is open to those who would like to eat their lunch or conduct business meetings in the outside area. baskets of flowers were purchased from the city of Piqua Parks Department with contributions from Mainstreet Piqua and the Piqua Chamber of

Commerce. The city parks department also maintains the area along with the square. President of Piqua Chamber of Commerce, Kathy Sherman

who sometimes holds small business meetings on the patio said, “Anyone can use the area. It’s a great resource to enjoy the beauty of downtown Piqua.”

Hit the pavement, raise awareness with Run for Recovery 5K BY NATALIE KNOTH Staff Writer TROY — For the fourth year, the Miami County Recovery Council is encouraging people to hit the pavement for its Run for Recovery Saturday, June 30 — a day dedicated to celebrating wellness. Organizers hope to raise $10,000 at the 5K run/walk hosted at 9 a.m. at Duke Park.

La Fiesta, 836 W. Main St., is helping raise money by donating 10 percent of sales all day Monday, June 25, to the MCRC. Thom Grim, director of MCRC, said the event will help to raise money lost from state budget cuts. The nonprofit agency also receives assistance from the Troy, Piqua and Tipp City United Way organizations. All money raised goes to providing treatment for

local youth and adults. “We serve people with substance abuse and mental health illnesses and symptoms,” Grim said, adding that mental-health services for those with Medicaid will be offered beginning July 1. Substance abuse treatment is provided for those both with and without Medicaid. More than $8,500 was raised after expenses last year for the nonprofit ad-

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diction and mental-health agency, which has offered services to residents of Miami, Shelby and Darke counties suffering from alcohol- or drug-related problems since 1976 The 3.1 mile course — which includes a 1-mile walk/fun-run loop — is routed on the bike path, with medals awarded to the top three finishers in each age category and plaques to the overall male and female winners.

About 200 people participated last year. “We have a few trained runners, but for the most part, people are just out to support,” Grim said. Volunteer board member Judy Rudy is playing a large role in organizing the event, he added. The event has 13 corporate sponsors and 20 community sponsors, in addition to the 50 sponsors giving away door See 5K/Page 2



Saturday, June 23, 2012


Repetition and practice Cincinnati zoo trainer brings out best in beasts


In this Friday, June 8 photo, Megan-Kate Ferguson, curator of animal development and training at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, takes a look at Joseph, a cougar she trained. Ferguson is the zoo’s version of Dr. Dolittle, “talking” to animals – using positive reinforcement techniques -- to get them to perform certain behaviors. In some cases, it’s a matter of getting animals accustomed to being examined by a vet or keeper. Other times, she’s molding behavior so that an animal can be closer to zoo guests. She became a licensed wildlife rehabilitator at 15, and her work has taken her as far as Thailand.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Without whispering a word or touching its tush, Megan-Kate Ferguson gets Cinder the pig to sit. A simple hand signal — followed by a tasty reward — does the trick. “Good boy!” says the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 31-year-old curator of animal development and training. They’ve been working on it for only a day, but Cinder — a nearly 3month-old Juliana pig, the smallest of all miniature pigs — is quickly catching on. Which isn’t surprising, given Ferguson’s success in training timid cougars, a head-butting miniature cow and an ornery camel, among others. Zoos have long relied on operant conditioning — a fancy term for techniques that modify animal behavior. But with Ferguson’s hiring last year, “we’re taking it to another level,” said David Oehler, the Cincinnati Zoo’s director of animal collections. The zoo said she was overqualified when she applied for a job in late 2010. At 15, Ferguson was the youngest licensed wildlife rehabilitator in her native Washington state. At 19, she left for Thailand and Myanmar, where she trained dolphins and worked with elephants, monkeys and other exotic species. Ferguson returned home and planned to go to veterinary school. But she was sidetracked by Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel condition. So she worked as a dog trainer and latched on with animal training and rehabilitation centers, mostly on the West Coast. She was living in Portland and in need of health insurance when she was turned down for a Cincinnati Zoo job. A few months later, though, the zoo called back. It had obtained two cougar cubs from a rehab facility in Nebraska and

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wanted to feature them in a new exhibit. Would she train them on a contract basis? In February 2011 Ferguson loaded her car and headed east. The cougar cubs, brothers named Joseph and Tecumseh, were so “super fearful” of people, Ferguson wasn’t sure they would ever be put on display. “Animals won’t work with you unless they have some sort of trust,” Ferguson said. Trust develops over time. So she spent a lot of time with Joseph and Tecumseh — every day for nine and a half months straight. She fed them. She walked them. She ran with them. “That’s what they needed. Literally, I couldn’t leave them.” Kathy Watkins, a trainer with the zoo’s Cat Ambassador Program who worked alongside Ferguson, said her colleague exuded confidence. “I think the animals understood that, and respected her right from the beginning.” Ferguson forged an especially strong bond with Joseph, just as Watkins did with Tecumseh. At the end of a day, Ferguson would recline on a cot, with Joseph next to her. He’d put his paw over her shoulder and purr in her ear, into the night. Animal training is a growing specialty within the zoo world “because we realize how important this is to the health and welfare of the animals,” said Steve Feldman, senior vice president with the Silver Spring, Md.-based Association of Zoos & Aquariums. It stimulates animals mentally and physically. They’re taught to be cooperative during medical checkups and procedures, making potentially risky sedation unnecessary. And they develop better relationships with their keepers. Zoo visitors also benefit.

In Cincinnati, for example, they can get up close to animals — such as a screaming hairy armadillo and bat-eared fox — that have been trained to be at ease around people. What’s more, visitors can watch as animals demonstrate, on cue, a variety of natural behaviors. All of that helps visitors forge a connection with zoo animals, Oehler said, and often inspires people to take action to protect those creatures’ counterparts in the wild. A cougar that hides in a corner of its enclosure and sleeps isn’t very inspiring. That’s what Joseph and Tecumseh did when Ferguson and Watkins first introduced them to an outdoor display. After 20 minutes on display, the cougars were rewarded with a favorite food, such as quail or rabbit. Gradually, the trainers kept the cats out longer. Food is a great motivator, and not just for cougars. It’s the positive reinforcement that entices a polar bear to jump into water on cue, an awake gorilla to hold still for a heart exam, or a hawk to fly across a stage. Repetition and patience are keys. To get Joseph to move to a specific place in his exhibit, Ferguson stood on that spot and called him. He complied because he knew he’d get a snack. In time, Ferguson and Watkins introduced another cue. Each trainer was wired with a buzzer that sounded at the moment they called a cat. Gradually, the trainer eased out of the picture, so the cat responded only to the buzzer. Now, during twice-daily zoo keeper encounters at the Night Hunters exhibit, a keeper pushes a button. A buzzer sounds. Visitors see a cougar run through the exhibit and get a reward. The cats also have been trained to show off their leaping ability and stand against the glass separating them from visi-

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tors. Her success with the cougars landed Ferguson the newly created curator’s job last October. She oversees 200 animals used in education programs on and off zoo grounds. They include Herman, a 450-pound miniature cow, who once disliked walks around the park so much that he would head-butt Children’s Zoo keeper Eunice Frahm. Ferguson’s suggestions included applying a slight but continuous pressure on Herman’s halter and rewarding him every two minutes. He’s doing much better. Some circuses, Ferguson said, train animals through submission. To get an animal to lie down, for example, “they use ropes and tie the animal, and they force it down, then reward it until it gets the idea.” Neither Ferguson nor the zoo operates that way. The zoo’s male Bactrian camel, Humphrey, was a bully who would run into, spit on, and kick his keepers when they entered his enclosure. Ferguson began working with him and his keepers three months ago. Keepers, like the animals, had to learn to trust Ferguson. Now, a keeper can say “station,” and Humphrey goes to a certain spot in his yard. He waits there until the keeper is ready to leave, then gets treats. As for Cinder the pig, teaching him to sit was a cinch. Ferguson said it’s like working with a dog. “The biggest mistake people make,” she said, “is they look at a standing dog and they tell it to sit.” Ferguson does this: She holds a morsel over Cinder’s head, causing the pig to lean back naturally into a sitting position. Once he’s there, she says “sit.” Eventually, she introduces a hand signal - a pointed finger - and Cinder learns to associate that with sitting. It’s all reinforced, of course, with a food pellet the piglet loves. ___ Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer,

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Mary Lou Kindell PIQUA — Mary Lou Kindell, 68, of Piqua, died at 5:48 p.m. Thursday, June 2 1 , 2012, at the Upper Va l l e y Medi c a l Center, T r o y. S h e w a s KINDELL b o r n Oct. 30, 1943, in Piqua, to the late Carl and Alverna (Owen) Earick. She married Merle R. Kindell Sr. on June 2, 1962, in Piqua; he preceded her in death on May 12, 2001. Mrs. Kindell is survived by four sons, Merle Jr. (Penny) Kindell of Piqua, Marty (Amy) Kindell of Troy, Mark (Beth) Kindell of Troy, and Monte Kindell of Piqua; eight grandchildren, Ashley (Caleb) Comer, Matthew, Brandon, Brittany, Whitney, Allison, Emily, and Makayla Lynn Kindell; two greatgrandchildren, Camden and Alivia Comer; a sister, Pat (Dan) Huber of Seattle, Wash.; and her great friends, Linda Stengel, Carol Grissom, and Carol Hunt. She was preceded

in death by an infant daughter, Mindy Kindell. Mary Lou was a 1961 graduate of Piqua Central High School, and was active with her class reunions. She was a member of Piqua Baptist Church and was a volunteer at the Johnston Farm. She retired from Byron Schauer’s Nationwide Insurance Agency and also served as Clerk of Washington Township for many years. She enjoyed crafts and painting, history, nature and the outdoors, and was a loving mother and grandmother. A funeral service to honor and celebrate her life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, with Pastor Donald R. Wells officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Johnston Farm Friends Council, 9845 Hardin Rd., Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through

Death notice SIDNEY — Maxine F. Martin, 75, of Sidney, passed away at 11 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2012, at The Pavilion. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney, with Father Aaron Gerlach officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco.

In brief BOE to meet PIQUA — The Piqua Board of Education will meet Thursday, June 28, for the following meetings: • 4:30 p.m.Work Session. A presentation of the collaborative leadership building team and a review of the building project and strategic plan update. No action will be taken.

• 6:45 p.m. Public hearing to consider the re-employment of retiree David Williams as a high school science teacher. • 7 p.m. Regular June board meeting. All meetings will be held at the Piqua Municipal Government Complex, 201 W. Water St., commission chambers. The public is invited to attend.

Eagles Continued from page 1 “I’m not elevated at all when I take the photos, but I wanted to photograph and crop them so it’s as if you’re in the nest,” Walters said. Indeed, the photos provide an up-close look at eagles egg-sitting and caring for eaglets, as well as flying and searching for food. Maintaining a far distance keeps eagles from getting skittish. Walters says he’s hesitant to reveal where exactly he has photographed eagles in Troy, though he said they can be spotted on the bike path. Years ago, eagles could

be found locally only in Englewood, and then later at Eastwood MetroPark, he said. But beginning in the late 2000s, eagles were spotted in Fort Loramie, Indian Lake, Sugarcreek, Troy, Tipp City and north of Piqua. He estimates that five to eight nests exist, depending on whether sightings are of the same eagles or different ones each time. Eagles fly about seven to eight miles from their nest, he estimates. Walters’ self-published book retails for $25 at Brukner Nature Center and Jay and Mary’s Book Center, as well as on Amazon.

5K Continued from page 1 prizes. Post-race refreshments include bagels from Panera and hamburgers and hot dogs courtesy of Miami County FOP Lodge 58. Massages also will be offered. Registration is $20 and can be made on the Miami

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

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The Lehman High School 2012 prom was held last month with the 2012 King and Queen (Left) Joe Vondenhuevel of Sidney and Kerrie Josefovsky of Piqua. The 2012 prince and princess (Right) Michael Jacob of Sidney and Sarah Titterington of Troy.

COVINGTON — The 2012 Fort Rowdy Gathering Board of Directors is now accepting nominations for grand marshal for the 20th Annual Fort Rowdy Gathering Parade. The parade will be held Saturday, Oct. 6. Criteria for selection is that the nominee must be a current or long term past resident of the Covington area, having contributed to the improvement or welfare of others in the area, or to the community as a whole. The nominee must be willing and able to attend PROVIDED PHOTO Mike Kelly, senior associate director of athletics at the Uni- the parade. Nominations will be versity of Dayton, was the keynote speaker for last week’s accepted thru Aug. 1. Miami County Safety Council’s annual meeting. Nominations should in-

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TROY — Nearly 100 individuals recently gathered at First Place in Troy to enjoy the third annual Healing Jar breakfast presented by Health Partners Free Clinic. This gathering enjoyed a glimpse of what actually happens at the countywide free clinic, which targets the “working poor” with free medical attention, advice, and prescriptions. Those “glimpses” came in the form of testimonies by a client, George Fisher, who has benefitted from the clinic and from a volunteer pharmacist, Ray Nichols, who described the joys of using his professional knowledge and experience to serve the clients of the clinic. The host for the event and master of ceremonies was Sam Robinson, vice president of the Health Partners Board of Directors. The highlight of the hour-long event was the sale by auction, courtesy of the skills of auctioneer Brad Havenar, of two colorful and valuable jars, which were eagerly bid for by members of the audience. All persons attending were given a small pottery jar as a souvenir. A marvelous breakfast preceded the events of the morning. The appeal for funding — it was, after all, a fundraising event for the Free Clinic which served 1,197 unduplicated clients and a total of more than 4,000 clinic visits in 2011 — resulted in donations which were 50 percent higher than last year’s event and nearly double the amount donated in the first year of the Healing Jar breakfast. The clinic, located at the Paul G. Duke Health Center, 1300 N. County Road 25-A, is available to the more than 20,000 persons living in Miami County who are uninsured/underinsured.

Council is a joint program of the Bureau ofWorkers’ Compensation’s Division of Safety & Hygiene and the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce. The council is supported by the Covington Chamber, Tipp City and Troy Area Chambers of Commerce. Started approximately 40 years ago, it is one of the oldest councils in the state. Membership is open to all, regardless of Chamber of Commerce membership status. Annual membership dues are $125. This covers one person attending each of the regular 12 lunch meetings per year. Contact the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce for more information or go online to

clude the name of the nominee and why they should be considered for the grand marshal, the nominee’s address, phone number, and the best time of day to contact the nominee. Include your name and phone number in case of any questions. The selection of the grand marshal will be made by the Fort Rowdy Gathering Board of Directors and is final. The finalist will be notified by the board. Nominations may be mailed to: Fort Rowdy Gathering, P.O. Box 23, Covington, OH 45318, or you may e-mail you nomination to:

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Citizens blessed to have highly trained police, fire department tragedy of sorts occurred in Piqua this past week. The bike path bridge over the Great Miami River burned — again. In the grand scheme of things, the fire was sad, disheartening and will again cost money out of taxpayer’s pockets to repair, but I would not call it a tragedy. The tragedy in this case was the attitude and remarks made by a few pathetic citizens regarding the fire department’s response to the fire. Within hours of the fire, some Facebook folks were making derogatory remarks, claiming that the fire department took 20 minutes to respond to the blaze. Some questioned the amount of time that it took to actually begin to put water on the fire. I was appalled that people actually have the nerve to question a group of dedicated professionals who, many times, are all that stand between citizens and their very life … or death. They unquestionably accept the risk to their own safety, in order to preserve life and property, yet we have local citizens with the nerve to not only question firefighter’s actions, but to embellish and possibly even lie to make themselves look “big” or “important.” The bottom line is that our fire department was dispatched to MIKE ULLERY a fire on the bridge and Chief Photographer responded in a timely manner. There was no delay. What would they be doing to delay a response anyway? Do some folks think that firefighters are waiting on a rerun of “Emergency” to end before leaving the station? People also need to realize that to even reach this fire, firefighters had to go more than half-way across the 530-foot span. They also had to get hoses and equipment to that location. There also were two long flights of steps to be climbed … before reaching the start of the bridge. As firefighters reached the location of the blaze, the fact that the fire was burning under the floorboards and whipped by a stiff wind made the bridge a very dangerous place to be. Flames would pop-up at random places. At any time, a firefighter could have been cut off from a safe retreat. Those were just some of the factors that had to be weighed while water lines were stretched, and addedto, then charged to keep flames at bay, then shut-down and additional sections of line added, then recharged. All of this was accomplished with the thermometer sitting around 92 degrees Fahrenheit. Working a fire scene such as that one, does take time. To a bystander, I am sure that time seems to crawl. To the firefighter on the scene using every ounce of strength and energy to haul sections of line over the length of a football field, time seems to fly. They do know that seconds count. Perhaps it should also be mentioned that when this fire call came in, the Piqua Fire Department already had two medic units out on runs. That means that five personnel were out on other runs, protecting and saving the lives of other Piqua citizens. Firefighters responded with everything they had, given the manpower constraints they must constantly struggle with. In spite of all of that, I do not recall hearing one gripe as these professionals worked to bring the very stubborn and persistent fire under control on one of the hottest days of the summer. I can say all of the above with great certainty. I was on the bridge with the firefighters last Tuesday. I mention that because the rude and vocal minority who claim that they also were watching the event unfold, did so from blocks away, if they actually saw anything, as they claim. Citizens of Piqua are blessed to have firefighters and police officers who are highly trained professionals. I can also say that to a man, or woman, they are also fine individuals. They have families, just as we do. How do you think that your children would feel if someone made disparaging and unfounded remarks about you? These men and women put it all on the line for us. How about showing them the respect they deserve?


To the Editor: We had two angels in Piqua on Tuesday, the 12th of June. One is Kathy Mayse, the other is Mary Flanagan, an awesome nurse who comes down from a Cleveland hospital to provide medical needs for those of us who can’t afford it. She knew I needed more extensive blood work than I could afford. She helped me with my needs. God bless her. She restored my hope in faith. Moments like this you never forget. Pay it forward. I just wanted to tell everyone. Never give up. You never know when God will touch you. Thank you Kathy. Thank you Mary. I will never ever forget the compassion and caring you both gave me. WILL E SANDERS Bless you and yours. Still some love in this Staff Writer world. Thank you, — Donny McInnes I decided one morning that a pickle Piqua relish and pimento cheese sandwich was something I shouldn't try eating for breakfast, so I opted to prepare Bernard the Blueberry Bagel instead. That's when I spotted an ant crawling around the inside of the bagel. I couldn't believe what I was witnessing. How did this ant survive two weeks trapped inside of an airless plastic bag that was To the Editor: confined to the cold comforts that only a How beautiful Main Frigidaire can afford? How did an ant Street and Shawnee survive those conditions for two weeks? Bridge looks with the I thought the ant's miraculous sur- flags for Flag Day. And vival for a half month in the crisper was now hoping they’ll stay up a remarkable testament of endurance for the July 4th period of and will to survive. That thought ran time. This all stems back to through my mind right up to the moment that I put the bagel in the toaster my Girl Scout days, the strict leaders that I had, — ant and all. I can't imagine what it must have cemetery respect, plus else they been like for that ant. Those two weeks whatever wanted us to learn and do. must have been the worst two weeks of Thanks to the Piqua that ant's three-week lifespan. Can you imagine what it would be like to be stuck people who display their flags, Kathy Henne who on a bagel all alone for two weeks? also displays her flag and And all of that only to suddenly bealso the city of Piqua and come incinerated by a toaster because whoever is responsible for some oaf has poor and unsanitary eating putting up the flags. habits? — Regina Favorite It got me thinking what I would do if Piqua I was stranded on a desolate island. Things like, if I was to be stranded on an island what item would I take with me? That depends on what kind of island I Send your signed letwas trapped on. Would it be the normal kind of uncharted island or some weird ters to the editor, Piqua island that was shaped like a delicious Daily Call, P.O. Box 921, Piqua, OH 45356. Send blueberry bagel? I guess it doesn't really matter. Either letters by e-mail to shartway I would probably pick a boat or a Send satellite phone, or maybe a really cool letters by fax to (937) 7732782. boogie board. Thankfully, eating the bagel didn't kill There is a 400-word me. limit for letters to the editor. As for the ant, well that's another Letters must include a story. telephone number, for verHe is toast. ification purposes only.

The Usual Eccentric

Nutritional adventures on the Isle of Blueberry Bagel My frugalness many times precedes me, but no more was my penchant for penny-pinching most prevalent than the other morning when I dined alone on a blueberry bagel in my kitchen. As I sat there pondering the questions of modern-day science one question seemed to befuddle my brain the most. What would happen if I ate an ant? The subject of consuming an insect is not one I take lightly, though perhaps an explanation is in order. Every time around this year my homestead is attacked by small armies of ants that seek out sustenance in the form of sweet tasting things. Despite my best efforts of extermination the ants continued marching one by one. No amount of Raid could curb their lust to propagate their ranks. So a few weeks back I awoke only to have my morning ruined by some more ants. Out of the bread drawer I produced a brand-new bag of blueberry bagels, but then my look of hunger turned to one of sheer disgust. Inside the bagel bag were some rogue ants — probably several dozen — darting around in an insect frenzy. I had to make an adult decision. I threw the bagels away since the baked goods were a lost cause and ripe with ant feces, ant urine and other sickening ant by-products. Except there was one blueberry bagel in the bag that only had a few ants on it — probably a few dozen — and I decided to salvage this lucky bagel. Throwing an entire bag of food away seemed so wasteful to me once I considered that children in other parts of the world were starving this very moment without any insectridden food to eat. By this point I was no longer in the mood for breakfast. Nonetheless I knocked the ants off of the lone rescued bagel, packed it in a plastic bag and sat the baked good inside the refrigerator so it would not be subject to future ant interference. This particular bagel, which I eventually named Bernard, rested dormant in the fridge for two weeks between some expired pickle relish and questionable pimento cheese.

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Woman guarding her photos needs to change her focus DEAR ABBY: I regard my photograph albums as diaries. I don’t like to make copies of my pictures for others. My future motherin-law looked through my albums and chose half a dozen that she would like me to copy for her. I had already given her several snapshots of her son and me, but she wants more. Abby, I don’t understand why she doesn’t just take her own pictures of us! I view these pictures as personal items. I don’t think they are for others to own and display. Am I wrong? How can I refuse requests for copies of my pictures without offending someone? — L.E. IN CINCINNATI


This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows actors Burt Reynolds portraying Lewis Medlock, left, and Ned Beatty as Bobby Trippe, right, in the 1972 film “Deliverance.” Four decades ago, the lush northeast Georgia mountains were introduced to the world in the hit film “Deliverance.” Though many in the region still bristle at the movie’s portrayal of locals as uneducated, toothless hillbillies who sodomize visitors from the big city, the film helped create the $20 million rafting and outdoor sports industry along the Chattooga River, which splits Georgia and South Carolina and was the fictional Cahulawassee River in the movie. That’s why the communities along the Chattooga are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the movie’s release with this weekend’s first ever Chattooga River Festival. DORIE TURNER Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Four decades ago, the movie “Deliverance” introduced the lush north Georgia mountains to the world. Though many in the region still bristle at the movie’s portrayal of locals as uneducated hillbillies, the film helped create the $20 million rafting and outdoor sports industry along the Chattooga River, which splits Georgia and South Carolina. Several movies have filmed in the area this year because of the natural beauty showcased in “Deliverance,” including next year’s “Killing Season” with Robert DeNiro and John Travolta. This weekend, communities along the Chattooga are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the movie’s release with the first-ever Chattooga River Festival, even though some locals are unhappy with the idea of reminding the world of the area’s connection to the movie. “It’s one of those cases where some good comes out of most everything,” said Stan Darnell, chairman of the Rabun County, Ga., board of commissioners. “Certainly a lot of good came out of that, as far as opening up film industry, the kayaking, the camping.” Festival organizers say they hope the event can be an annual draw that raises money to preserve the Chattooga River and promotes environmental stewardship. The first year’s theme of “Deliverance” simply celebrates the movie that created the adventure sports industry there, said Pete Cleaveland, executive director of the Rabun County, Ga., Convention and Visitors Bureau and vice chairman of the festival committee. Events include a concert by Ronny Cox, one of the four lead actors in the movie and who played on “Dueling

Banjos” in the movie. The iconic tune features the “Yankee Doodle” riff and features prominently in the movie. The schedule also includes a screening of “Deliverance” at the civic center in tiny Clayton, Ga., and a music festival in nearby Long Creek, S.C. at Chattooga Belle Farm. There are also art shows and a river cleanup. Cleaveland said he’s expecting up to 3,000 people at this year’s festival and he hopes that attendance will grow in future years. Each year will have a different theme, he said. “We really want to raise awareness of the river and this great conservation area we have around the river,” he said. Ed Land, who owns Chattooga Belle Farm and is on the committee that organized the festival, said some complained when organizers first discussed linking the festival to the movie. “There was some pretty stiff opposition, but as a committee, we looked at it, figured it is what it is, and figured people will get over it. It is going to benefit the people of the area whether they like it or not,” Land said. The idea drew criticism during Rabun County commission meetings, where the board ultimately turned down a request for $1,000 funding for the festival. Darnell said that had nothing to do with the theme and was purely a budgetary decision. Still, others on both sides of the river that served as the fictional Cahulawassee River in the movie spoke out against the festival’s theme. “It portrays Rabun County as backward, uneducated, scary, deviant inbred hillbillies. Even today when ‘Deliverance’ is mentioned, it raises unpleasant unfounded images of the wonderful Appalachian hardworking people that live in this region,” said

Darnell. “I would like it more if it had just been the Chattooga River Festival. I would not have had ‘Deliverance’ as part of it.” The movie is based on a novel by Georgia native James Dickey, who told The Associated Press in 1994 that he got the idea for “Deliverance” while living in an Italian village. “I saw a figure standing at the edge of a cliff,” said Dickey, who died in 1997. “And I thought: ‘Who is it? What is he doing there? Did he come from the woods, inland ... or did he come up it? Why would he do that?’ It all began to come together. Then I put a river down there.” The region is nestled among the state and national forests where Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina meet. Rabun County has just 17,000 people, but the population nearly doubles in the summer as river guides and city dwellers escape to the mountains for a few months. The state’s film commission, established the year after “Deliverance” was nominated for an Academy Award for best picture, traces its roots back to the movie’s filming in north Georgia. Most people in the area either worked on the movie or know someone who was in it. Hotel bookings are up for this weekend’s festival, and organizers have seen a marked increase in interest because of the link to the film. “I think most everyone now is supportive,” John Dillard, owner of the Dillard House inn in Clayton, Ga., said about the movie. “You’ve always got a few curmudgeons around, but maybe they’ll give us a break and let us have some fun.” ___ Associated Press writer Jeffery Collins in Columbia, S.C., contributed to this report

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DEAR L.E.: I think you’re viewing this scenario from the wrong perspective. Perhaps your mother-inlaw-to-be isn’t as comfortable or creative with a camera as you are. If she didn’t have warm feelings for you, she wouldn’t want to own and display the pictures she’s requesting. Unless you become less territorial and change your attitude, I foresee a troubled relationship with your mother-in-law looming on the horizon. Get the picture? DEAR ABBY: I have been married for seven years and have two small children. My husband loves me and is good to me. My problem is I no longer feel the same about him anymore. My former fiance recently came back into my life. I hadn’t seen him in eight years, and the moment I saw him all the old feelings came flooding back. We even spent the night together. I told my husband everything, hoping he would be upset and leave me, but he was forgiving and wants to stay married! Now I don’t know what to do — stay with him or be with the one true love of my life. I can’t stop thinking about my love. Please help me. — UNHAPPY IN MILWAUKEE DEAR UNHAPPY: Nowhere in your letter have you indicated that your ex-fiance feels the way you do, and is ready to support you emotionally and financially. You have much to

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lose if you abandon your husband and children. That’s why I’m urging you and your husband to seek counseling to try to reignite your marriage, because right now you are living in a fantasy of what “might have been.” DEAR ABBY: My neighbor “Marcella” is 84. She’s a lovely woman, but she’s dependent on me to do everything for her because she’s quite senile. Marcella has been in three auto accidents and goes from doctor to doctor for treatment because she forgets who treated her last. Abby, this poor woman’s “children,” who are in their 40s and 50s, live 10 minutes away and visit her only twice a year. They knew about Marcella’s car accidents and never even showed up at the hospital. I have my own family to care for and I work. Marcella demands my attention daily to do her grocery shopping, check her furnace or take her to doctor’s appointments. I just can’t do it all anymore! Your advice? — LOYAL NEIGHBOR IN PENNSYLVANIA LOYAL DEAR NEIGHBOR: You are very kind-hearted, but the responsibility for your neighbor’s care should be borne by her children. If you don’t want to confront Marcella’s children directly, phone or write them a letter explaining what you have told me. If they refuse to help, then senior citizen services in your county should be contacted ASAP. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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by playing the king and another diamond to the jack, losing to East’s queen, he is in serious trouble and eventually goes down one or more tricks.The first-round diamond finesse is easily the best play, as it assures two entries to dummy if the finesse wins and five diamond tricks if it loses.



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club from dummy and finesses the queen. (This time South hopes the finesse will win.) When the queen holds, declarer leads the king of diamonds and overtakes it with the ace. He then finesses the jack of clubs, cashes the ace and continues with a club. East takes the king and cashes the queen of diamonds, but South finishes with 10 tricks consisting of two spades, two hearts, two diamonds and four clubs. Note that if declarer starts


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Even when you lose you win suit. This is the reason South hopes the diamond finesse will lose. Leading a diamond to the jack also wins if West was dealt Q-x. When South later leads the king and West’s queen appears, he can overtake the king with the ace and so score six diamond tricks. But let’s assume that, as in the present case, East has the queen of diamonds and is shrewd enough not to take the jack with the queen at trick two. In that event, declarer next leads a


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Engagement Gicale-Mulvaney announcement The engagement of Maria Theresia Gicale on Miamisburg to Roger Thomas Mulvaney of Dayton, is announced by her parents, Timothy and Mary Gicale of Piqua. Thomas and Joyce Mulvaney of Lexington, Ky. are parents of bride- Marie Theresia Gicale and Roger the Thomas Mulvaney groom. The brideelect is a 2002 graduate of Lehman bachelor’s degree in civil Catholic High School. engineering in 2006 She graduated from from the University of Kettering Medical Arts Dayton and is employed in 2004, with an associ- by TEC Engineering, ated degree in nursing Dayton. A July 14 wedding at as a Registered Nurse and in 2008 with a bach- 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary elor’s degree. She is em- Catholic Church is ployed at Kettering planned. The custom of open church will be obHospital, Kettering. Her fiance earned a served.

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Families say they weren’t told of 9/11 scholarship HANNAH DREIER Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some Californians who lost parents or spouses in the Sept. 11 attacks were unaware of a scholarship program funded by fees from a specialty memorial license plate, while millions of dollars from the plates went to plug the state’s persistent budget deficits. An aspiring lawyer and an unemployed single mother are among those who say they would have signed up to receive a $5,000 scholarship had they known the program existed. Other parents say they were told their children did not qualify for the funds, although they appear to have met the criteria. After the September 11 attacks, lawmakers in California, where all four jetliners were bound when they were hijacked, established a special memorial

plate emblazoned with the words, “We Will Never Forget.” The money raised through the sale of the plates was to provide scholarships to the children of California residents who perished in the attacks and to help fund anti-terrorism efforts. The Associated Press reported in May that only $20,000 of the $15 million collected since lawmakers approved the “California Memorial Scholarship Program” has been paid out in scholarships. About three dozen California residents died in the attacks and the state identified 42 people who were eligible for the program. Documents obtained from the State Treasurer’s Office through a California Public Records Act request show that only 16 individuals from six families signed up by the 2005 deadline. Of these, four have used their scholarships.


In this May 24 photo, people sit near a sculpture of the Buddha whose face was destroyed by Taliban fighters at Jahanabad, Pakistan in the Swat valley. When the militants detonated the face off the towering, 1,500year-old rock carving in northwest Pakistan in fall 2007, it fell to an intrepid Italian archaeologist to come to the rescue. Swat was once an important center of Buddhist culture and trade. The monk credited with introducing Buddhism to Tibet, Padmasambhava, was born in Swat. SEBASTIAN ABBOT Associated Press JAHANABAD, Pakistan (AP) — When the Taliban blew the face off a towering, 1,500-year-old rock carving of Buddha in northwest Pakistan almost five years ago, it fell to an intrepid Italian archaeologist to come to the rescue. Thanks to the efforts of Luca Olivieri and his partners, the 6-meter (nearly 20-foot)-tall image near the town of Jahanabad is getting a facelift, and many other archaeological treasures in the scenic Swat Valley are being excavated and preserved. Hard-line Muslims have a history of targeting Buddhist, Hindu and other religious sites they consider heretical to Islam. Six months before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the Taliban shocked the world by dynamiting a pair of 1,500year-old Buddhist statues in central Afghanistan. The Jahanabad Buddha, etched high on a huge rock face in the 6th or 7th century, is one of the largest such carvings in South Asia. It was attacked in the fall of 2007 when the Pakistani Taliban swarmed across the scenic Swat Valley. The army drove most of them out two years later, but foreign tourists who used to visit the region still tend to stay away. Olivieri himself had to leave in 2008 after more than two decades of tending to the riches dating back to Alexander the Great and the Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim invaders who followed. The 49-year-old head of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Pakistan returned in 2010 and is back at work. Taliban militants climbed ropes to insert explosives in holes drilled into the face and shoulders of the Jahanabad Buddha, said Olivieri. The explosives in the shoulders failed to detonate, but the others blew off most of the face above the lips and cracked other parts of the carving and surrounding rock. Olivieri and his team began work this month on fixing the cracks and what’s left of the face. A full reconstruction is impossible because detailed documentation and fragments of the face are lack-

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ing. “Whatever you do in the absence of perfect data is a fake,” said Olivieri, who says he has wanted to be an archaeologist since age 6 and still brings a youthful exuberance to his work even as his beard grows gray. Arriving as a university student in 1987, he

face intact for so long, said Olivieri. Most were defaced centuries ago by Muslim invaders who, like the Taliban, consider Buddha a false idol. Shamsur Maulana Rehman, a leading Islamist politician in Swat, says the attack on the Buddha should never have happened. Islam


In this May 24 photo, shows the face of a sculpture of the Buddha which was destroyed by Taliban fighters at Jahanabad, Pakistan in the Swat valley. When the militants detonated the face off the towering, 1,500year-old rock carving in northwest Pakistan in fall 2007, it fell to an intrepid Italian archaeologist to come to the rescue. was fascinated by Swat, once an important center of Buddhist culture and trade. The monk credited with introducing Buddhism to Tibet, Padmasambhava, was born in Swat. In more recent decades, the area was known as “the Switzerland of Pakistan,” popular with religious tourists from China, Japan and South Korea, and the hope is that restoration of the Jahanabad Buddha will spark a revival of tourism here. Olivieri’s mission is funded by the Italian government, which works with local Pakistani antiquities authorities. It has uncovered over 120 Buddhist sites among Swat’s soaring hills and rushing rivers. Of roughly 200 Buddhist rock carvings in Swat, the Jahanabad Buddha was among the few to survive with its

the Italian mission had to rebury it. Ironically, the site that Olivieri was most worried about during the Taliban’s violent reign in Swat was an Islamic one — the roughly 1,000-yearold Udegram Ghaznavid mosque, the third oldest in Pakistan. He feared the militants would occupy and damage it, but that never happened. Pakistani security officials say the Taliban are again trying to infiltrate Swat, but militants are not the only threat to the archaeological sites. Looters are perhaps a bigger problem. Many relics looted from Swat are in private and public collections around the world. In December police arrested several men in Swat and seized a roughly one-meter-(threefoot) tall, 1,800-year-old Buddhist statue that could have fetched tens of thousands of dollars on the international antiquities market. The Italian mission has posted guards at the most important sites and is also training them to become guides by teaching them English, first aid and basic conservation techniques, said Olivieri. The mission opened in 1955 in an office provided by the Wali of Swat, the one-time princely ruler of the territory. To furnish a taste of home, its first draftsman painted a mural of Rome’s Spanish Steps in the dining room. The feeling of glimpsing Italy in the wilds of Pakistan’s northwest continues today. There’s espresso in the morning and Italian olive oil on the dining room table. A Fiat Campagnola jeep shipped from Italy in 1955 is due to end up in a museum in Swat. ____

preaches freedom and protection for followers of all religions, he told The Associated Press, and “in line with Islamic rules, nobody should have an objection to the repair work on the Buddha statue.” In 2001, militants damaged the excavated ruins of a 7th century Hindu temple in Swat overlooking a stronghold conquered by Alexander in Associated Press writer the 4th century B.C. UnSherin Zada contributed able to protect the temple, to this report.

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James C. and Patricia ( W e r t z ) Schneider of Piqua are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married June 30, 1962, at St. Boniface Church by Father A.C. James C. Monter. The couple Schneider have five children, Tammy James of Piqua, Vicki Schneider of Piqua, Kim Starrett and husband Darren of Piqua, Joe Schneider and wife Jill of Piqua, and the late Jim II. They also have nine grandchildren. The couple attends St.

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In this Nov. 18, 2008 file photo courtesy of the The Lanai Times, a brush fire burns on the island of Lanai, Hawaii. Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison has reached a deal to buy 98 percent of the island of Lanai from its current owner, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said Wednesday. JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Billionaire Larry Ellison isn’t planning any radical changes for the Hawaiian island he has agreed to buy, a Hawaii state lawmaker said Thursday. State Sen. J. Kalani English told The Associated Press he got a call from the Oracle Corp. CEO’s personal representatives, and they said Ellison sees Lanai as “much more than an asset.” Ellison’s reps expressed sensitivity to the “culture and conservation stewardship of the island,” which is home to 3,200 residents, said English, a Democrat whose district includes Lanai. They also assured English that union contracts will be honored and Ellison has no plans for a wind farm, even though the land’s current owner, billionaire David Murdock, is retaining the right to build one. The contentious project would deliver power to Oahu through an undersea cable. Meanwhile, Murdock’s Castle & Cooke Inc. delivered letters to Lanai employees, informing them of the sale and that they’ll all be retained by Ellison, with all contracts being transferred, English said. That’s comforting to English and Lanaians who wonder what the ostentatious and eclectic software magnate has in store for the island and its tourism-driven economy. “I’m getting a nice feeling that they’re coming into it with sensitivity,” English said. “It’s much more than just an investment.” The conversation left English with a different view of Ellison, known for doing everything in a big

way. Those familiar with Ellison say buying an island the middle of the Pacific is right up his alley. “The possibilities are limitless,” said Mike Wilson, who wrote the first biography of Ellison, “The Difference Between God and Larry Ellison: God Doesn’t Think He’s Larry Ellison.” Ellison built Oracle with $1,200 in 1977 and is the world’s sixth richest billionaire. He inked a deal to buy 98 percent of the island’s 141 square miles. While detailed plans for the island have yet to be revealed, he’s likely to do something “epic and grand,” Wilson said Thursday. “He could build the world’s largest rare butterfly sanctuary, a medical research facility to help him live forever or a really cool go-cart track,” Wilson said — but only half-jokingly, because those are the kinds of outlandish interests Ellison has. As a man who feels cheated by a limited lifespan, he’s like a kid who never grew up but yet is a great visionary, Wilson said. Ellison is known for flaunting his fortune like a playboy, driving fancy cars, wooing beautiful women, flying his own jet and spending $200 million to build a Japanesethemed compound in California’s Silicon Valley. Wilson said the hightech maverick won’t be concerned with how his lifestyle will jibe with a laid-back island where longtime residents are grappling with the loss of their pineapple fields to make way for luxury development: “I don’t think his primary concern is fitting in with what Hawaiians want.” While Lanaians are

eager for someone who might restore agriculture to the island’s economy or someone who appreciates the unique culture of Hawaii, residents also are familiar with living on what Castle & Cooke calls the largest privately held island in the United States. “Lanai folks have always been sort of this under this benevolent ownership, which goes back to the Dole days,” University of Hawaii historian Warren Nishimoto said of Lanai’s ownership in the 1920s by the founder of Dole Foods Co. “They never felt comfortable about what the future is for the island. It’s at the whims of an owner.” But in end, what truly matters is how Lanai will be able to sustain itself under Ellison. “Hopefully Mr. Ellison is a little more sensitive to the needs of Lanai and maintaining the lifestyle of the people,” said Dennis Hokama, who was born and raised on the island. “But the bottom line will always be economic sustainability.” Ellison is “not a human bulldozer” and appreciates the beauty of nature, Wilson said. The magnate has a love for the ocean, evidenced by his successful quest for the sailing prize America’s Cup, his numerous yachts and his thrill-seeking attraction to the power of the sea. In 1991, he broke his neck and punctured his right lung while bodysurfing in Hawaii. In an interview recalling the accident, Ellison said the beach was closed that day because of waves as high as 15 feet, but he attempted to catch one anyway. In 1998, he won a 725mile yacht race in the South Pacific, but only

after overcoming a ferocious storm that killed six sailors. Ellison reached the pinnacle of competitive sailing in 2010 when his yacht captured the America’s Cup three years after his team failed to make it to the finals of sailing’s Super Bowl. Because he’s the reigning champion, Ellison got to pick the location of the next challenge for the cup, and he chose San Francisco. The software mogul proved to be a bare-knuckles negotiator with San Francisco officials, at one point dangling the possibility of moving the competition to another locale when talks stalled. Ellison also scaled back an ambitious proposal to refurbish two dilapidated waterfront piers after opposition to his America’s Cup development plans mounted on the Board of Supervisors and in the community. Ellison talked of turning the piers into a “sailing village” and building an apartment building on the lot but eventually gave up on rights to the piers. But beyond boating or jetting into Lanai, his ties to the island aren’t clear, and his forays into tourism — the economic engine that has driven the island under Murdock’s ownership — are limited, if nonexistent. “He’s capable of anything,” Wilson said. “Lanai may be in store for the grandest preservation effort Hawaii has ever seen. Or it may be in line for the most grotesque development effort it has ever seen.” ___ Associated Press writers Michael Liedtke and Paul Elias in San Francisco contributed to this report.

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SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle breast cancer survivor whose breasts were surgically removed has gained the permission to swim topless at a city pool. But Jodi Jaecks wants to make sure her privilege is also extended to other breast cancer survivors who want to swim comfortably. “Initially when I heard about the reversal, I was elated. Then it came that it wasn’t a policy change, it was just an exception for me. Then I was quite deflated. It seemed like it was a reaction that it was just meant to appease me,” the 47-year-old said Thursday. Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Christopher Williams anfter enduring nounced Wednestwo surgeries, day that he was rounds of giving Jaecks an chemotherapy and the exception to the surgical removal of both her department’s breasts in March 2011, clothing policy. Jaecks wanted to turn to “Our original swimming to regain her concern stems strength. But swimsuit tops from our responsiproved too uncomfortable, bility to accommoand nerves on her chest date the needs of remained tender, Jaecks all our patrons. In said. this case, I see nothing that might alarm the public,” Williams said in a statement. He was reacting to an article about Jaecks that was published in The Stranger weekly newspaper, which also ran a picture of her topless. Parks spokeswoman Dewey Potter said Thursday that Williams has decided to create a committee made up of cancer survivors, parks staff, King County health representatives and others to come up with a new policy. Until a new policy is written, Williams will review on a case-by-case basis requests from people who have had surgery and want to swim. After enduring two surgeries, rounds of chemotherapy and the surgical removal of both her breasts in March 2011, Jaecks wanted to turn to swimming to regain her strength. But swimsuit tops proved too uncomfortable, and nerves on her chest remained tender, Jaecks said. So she asked the manager at her city pool if she could swim topless this past March. Eventually, she heard from the head of the aquatics department, who told her she couldn’t. “And that’s when they said it was a policy that they required gender-appropriate clothing ... regardless if I had nipples or whatever,” Jaecks said. Potter said pool staff was following city policy. But she said it was “unfortunate” the issue didn’t get to Williams’ attention until now. Jaecks hasn’t swum topless yet. She is planning a swim Monday. Her exception extends only to adult lap hours. She plans to meet with Williams next week and ask that her exception be extended to anyone who survived breast cancer. Jaecks said cancer patients shouldn’t be made to feel self-conscious by asking for special permission.


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Jodi Jaecks is seen in a June 20 photo in Seattle. Jaecks, 47, pressed for months to swim topless in a city pool after her double mastectomy made wearing swim tops painful. The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department has reversed a decision by its aquatics manager and decided to allow Jaecks to swim topless in a public pool. Parks Superintendent Christopher Williams says there’s nothing to alarm the public, so the department decided to make an exception to its dress policy for public pools.

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Taking a good look at Texas health lic hospital’s ER, meanwhile, arrive with blankets and coolers full of sandwiches and drinks in anticipation of waits that may go 24 hours or longer. “If the Affordable Care Act is overturned, the rest of the country should take a good look at the situation in Texas, because this is what happens when you keep Medicaid enrollment as low as possible and don’t undertake insurance reforms,� said Elena M. Marks, a health policy scholar at Rice University’s James Baker Institute for Public Policy and a former city health official. Opponents of the federal health care law see the problem of the uninsured very differently. They object not just to the price tag of expanding coverage to millions more people, but to the whole philosophy behind it. Texans are individualistic and value their freedoms and responsibilities, said Lucy Nashed, spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Perry, who notes Medicaid spending is a big part of Texas’ budget. “Individual responsibility is about making healthy choices and taking ownership of your lifestyle — not just about buying health insurance,� Nashed said. “And you can’t legislate a healthy lifestyle.� Many Uninsured Have Jobs With its fiscally conservative

philosophy and cash-strapped state budget, Texas does not offer Medicaid coverage to childless adults unless they are pregnant, disabled or elderly. Parents of children covered by welfare are eligible for the state-federal health program only if they make no more than $188 a month for a family of three. At the same time, the proportion of Texas workers with employer-sponsored insurance is almost 10 percentage points lower than the national average of 61 percent, in part because of the state’s high concentration of jobs in the agricultural and service sectors, which often lack benefits. “Seventy percent of the people we see here are employed,� said Dr. G. Bobby Kapur, associate chief of the emergency room at Ben Taub General Hospital, part of the taxpayer-supported Harris County Hospital District. “They’re hourly wage earners, nannies, [people] working in lawn care services or dry cleaning or real estate, or people working two part-time jobs and neither will pay for health care,� he said. “Many are small business owners who are well-educated and well-dressed.� The problem is not too few health care providers –– although there may be a shortage of primary care doctors willing to

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Ratermann receives award for client relations PIQUA — Ryan E Ratermann of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Piqua, recently won the firm’s Edward Jones Sr. Founders Award for his exceptional achievement in building client relationships. “It’s truly an honor to be recognized for building relationships with those clients we serve,� Ratermann said. “And it is also quite inspirational to receive an award named after a firm legend such as Edward Jones Sr. who was so innovative and recognized the need for quality financial advice for long-term individual investors.� Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada.

treat Medicaid patients. Houston’s hospitals are worldrenowned, drawing patients from all over the globe for its highly specialized care — primarily to those who can pay. But the hundreds of thousands who work for small businesses, tend the city’s lawns, cook its food and care for its children often lack a regular source of primary care. Overburdened Safety Net Add in the unemployed and undocumented immigrants, and more than a million people depend on Houston’s safety net providers for their care. “The number of uninsured in the city is four times the 300,000 patients they serve,� Marks said. “They can’t possible meet the demand for services, no matter how efficient they are.� The publicly supported Harris County Hospital District schedules 1.5 million outpatient visits every year, and is building primary care clinics “as fast as we can,� to alleviate the crush in emergency rooms, said President and CEO David Lopez. But sick patients are often scheduled for appointments two months after they call. Sometimes, as in Duran’s case, they must wait much longer. “I called, but they said the first appointment I could get was August 14,� said Humberto Vasquez, 36, who recently joined a stream of patients heading to Ben Taub General Hospital’s ER. Vasquez said he was worried about pain in his lower abdomen and back that had lasted for two weeks, wasn’t responding to over-the-counter painkillers and seemed to be getting worse. As he walked into the emergency room, Benjamin Vasquez (no relation) was leaving, his left arm set in a cast and $100 poorer. Benjamin, a part-time bakery chef and Bible college student, had broken his arm playing soccer Monday evening and spent 24 hours in the ER; he was still wearing his red Number 12 soccer jersey and shorts. It was his second time there; he had his appendix removed there nine years ago, gradually paying off a reduced fee of several thousand dollars, he said. Duran, the cancer patient, was leaving after an outpatient chemotherapy treatment that cost $8, a subsidized rate. A year ago, when he was told there

would be a six- month wait for a colonoscopy, his daughter, who works in a physician’s office in San Antonio, asked her boss if he knew someone who could do the screening for free. He found someone, and after that doctor diagnosed cancer, rallied a team of surgeons to op-

Those seeking care at the public hospital’s ER, meanwhile, arrive with blankets and coolers full of sandwiches and drinks in anticipation of waits that may go 24 hours or longer. erate. Duran paid only the anesthesiologist and a negotiated hospital fee. “If I had waited six months for a colonoscopy, I would have been dead,� he said. Daunting Challenges If Law Is Upheld Even if the health law is upheld, its proponents admit it won’t be a panacea. An estimated 600,000 Houston-area residents are projected to gain insurance coverage, and many are likely to continue having trouble accessing care. “Our guess is that the number of Medicaid providers will not increase, and there will be long waiting times to be seen,� said Lopez, the hospital district administrator. Only a third of physicians who were accepting new patients this year were taking those with Medicaid, compared with 42 percent in 2010, according to the Texas Medical Association. The process of determining eligibility for public coverage or federal tax credits could also be hampered by the state’s delay in setting up an online insurance exchange where individuals and small businesses are supposed to purchase policies beginning in 2014. Undocumented immigrants will also be ineligible for any help since they are barred from purchasing health coverage through the exchanges.









HOUSTON – Last year, Luis Duran drove almost 200 miles to San Antonio to have a colonoscopy because he didn’t want to wait six months for an opening at a county clinic. A few days later, the doctor in San Antonio – a friend of a friend who had performed the screening for free – called to break the news that Duran, 51, had advanced colon cancer and needed immediate surgery. “I kind of broke down,� recalled Duran, a machine operator whose employer had terminated his health policy. “I said, ‘Doctor, I don’t have insurance, and I don’t have much money, but I won’t refuse to pay. Please help me.’� They say everything is bigger in Texas, and the problem of the uninsured is no exception. The Houston metropolitan area has one of the highest rates of uninsured people in America, and a health safety net imploding under the demands of too many people and too few resources. Almost one in three residents – more than a million people — lack health insurance, and about 400 are turned away every day from the county hospital district’s call center because they can’t be accommodated at any of its 23 community or schoolbased centers. Those seeking care at the pub-












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All-American doing posters Bradford High School Athletic Director/Dean of Students Dusty Yingst wishes to inform the surrounding business community that he has authorized All-American Sports Posters to produce Bradford High School athletic posters. Anyone with questions can contact Yingst at (937) 448-2719.

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Three card 34 at Echo Hills Jason Williams, Brian Deal and Brian Robbins shared low gross honors with 34 in the Thursday Industrial League at Echo Hills. Tying for low net honors with 31 were Dan Penrod, Mick Leffel and Brock Hostetter. STANDINGS Bing’s Carpet House Jim Sherry Chrysler Craycon Homes Joe Thoma Jewelers Palmer Bolt & Supply Co. Browning Plumbing Patriot Carpet Cleaning R & R Design Hemm’s Glass Associates Staffing Meijers’ Gisco

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Donny, John will be missed Piqua football will be tested in scrimmages It has been a tough couple weeks for the community of Covington. To lose Donny Yingst or John Gearhardt — the kind of men the every small community needs — would have been hard to swallow, to lose both in such a short time is hard to deal. In different ways, both Donny and John were invaluable to a small community like Covington. For those involved in sports, Donny’s face was a constant one at athletic events — doing whatever was needed to be done and helping out any way he can. Whether it was running a concession stand, getting the football field ready for playoff games, working at the scorer’s table at basketball games keeping the book or coaching — you name it, Donny was willing to do it. I also knew Donny’s dad Don — and heard numerous stories from my father and others who made the annual trek to the state

tournament with him — about what a great guy he was and how much fun he was to be around. He was a guy who would do anything for anybody — so it was no surprise that Donny was the same. And John, who had run Covington Plumbing since 1973, was much the same way. I can remember in high school as a member of the key club, John always making me feel welcome at Kiwanis meetings and encouraging me to come as often as possible. And as members of the community can attest — John was willing to help anyone he could, anyway he could — right up to his untimely death earlier this month. And for those who ever saw the Miami-Shelby Melody Men perform, a very talented singer as well. And as difficult as there deaths are to deal with — and the big hole they leave in the community — their

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legacy will live on. Not only from the countless many who benefitted from their lives — but in their family was well. While, I may not know all of their children — I do know Don’s son Dusty (the Bradford High School Athletic Director) and John’s daughter Mindy (a former Piqua assistant basketball coach and currently principal at Favorite Hill). And they are both shining examples of what their fathers were about — which will benefit numerous young students into the future — and keep the legacy of Donny and John going well into the future. ■ It seemed like the end of an era at the state track and field meet — watch-

ing multi state champion Tammy Berger’s high school career come to an end for Versailles. And it has been an amazing four year run at state for local athletes — with the likes of Juli Accurso (Miami East), Gretchen Walter (Lehman Catholic), Katie Borchers and Luke Pohlman (Russia) and Mary Prakel (Versailles) and Berger rack up state titles. And there are some talented young athletes primed to fill those shoes — but it will seem strange next year to see Berger wearing the Scarlet and Gray (Ohio State), instead of the Orange and Black. ■ Speaking of the Prakel family, I am left wondering how Mary’s brother Sam will top his junior season next year. All he did was win the Division III state title in cross country — followed by winning the Division II state titles in track in the 1,600 and 3,200. So concerned was the defending state champion

in the 1,600 — he passed on it to run the 3,200 fresh in hopes of beating Prakel — and still couldn’t. While it may seem impossible to top what Sam did this year — knowing him, he will find a way. ■ Since it’s never too early to talk Piqua football — I noticed a significant change in the Indians preseason schedule in August. I certainly won’t miss the drive to Toledo — that I have made for several years — for the Toledo Central Catholic scrimmage. That has been replaced by a Saturday morning scrimmage at Northmont highschoolaccording, to be followed by a home scrimmage with Wayne. Add to it some new faces on the regular season schedule — including Elida, Kings and Beavercreek — along with the return of Springboro and Greenville — and it should be an interesting season.

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Bengals fans can smoke CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals fans will be able to smoke 'em if they got 'em — as long as they go outside the stadium. The National Football League club has set a new policy to accommodate smokers, allowing them to come back in after going out to smoke. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Bengals officials plan to set up fenced-off areas outside four Paul Brown Stadium gates.


Chris Heisey slides into second with a double.

Reds continue to struggle Cincinnati loses fourth straight

UC could host OSU game (AP) — Ohio State's spring football game could be headed south. The school is in talks with the Cincinnati Bengals to play the Buckeyes' 2013 exhibition at Paul Brown Stadium while Ohio Stadium undergoes a routine renovation. "We look forward to con- Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto fields a ground ball Friday night. tinuing our discussions and look forward to an opportunity to bring the Buckeyes into Cincinnati," OSU AD Gene Smith said.

Chris Heisey and Scott Rolen had two-run homers off Nick Blackburn (4-4), who lasted only five innings. Glen Perkins escaped a threat in the ninth for his second save in place of Matt Capps, out with a sore shoulder. Plate umpire Jerry Layne left in the fourth inning after the barrel of a broken bat hit him on the left side of the head, going to a hospital for tests.

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Ryan Doumit and Ben Revere each had four hits Friday night, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 5-4 victory that gave the Cincinnati Reds their season-high fourth straight loss. Doumit hit a solo shot off Homer Bailey (5-5), who angrily left the field after failing to get through the sixth inning. Revere broke an 0-for-15 slump with four singles.

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QUOTED "It's a lot like when your ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend gets married. It’s not fun." —Mike Kubinski on Lebron James winning a ring

CLEVELAND (AP) — On the same sidewalk where fans torched a LeBron James jersey in protest two summers ago, office workers on their lunch hours passed gamblers headed to the new downtown casino. Just another summer day. While James was in Miami celebrating his first NBA title, fans in the city he scorned to chase a championship had a much more subdued, internal reaction. There were no angry protests, no public outrage, no threats of harm. Those days have long past. The king got his ring. And Cleveland, where

sports despair's roots have grown for generations, seemed to sigh in acceptance. "In a way I'm kind of happy for him," bartender Natalie Hardik said between serving pints of beer at Flannery's, an Irish bar and restaurant across the street from Quicken Loans Arena, where James once starred. "But I definitely still feel a lot of bitterness toward him — everyone does." This city, yearning to celebrate its first pro sport championship since 1964, hasn't forgiven James for leaving as a free agent in 2010. Many can't let it go. There's lingering pain and resentment, but there's

also a sense that it's time to move on. Some Clevelanders already had. "I hope they have moved on, and I kind of felt many fans had come to accept this would happen during the season," said TV sports anchor Jim Donovan, a longtime Cleveland resident. "Fans felt him winning it all was inevitable, and I think some of them may have given up because it's exhausting to root against the guy. It's better to root for your team." Cleveland reveled in seeing James fail in last year's finals. See JAMES/Page 2B

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Marcus Ambrose will start on the Sprint Cup pole for the second straight week.

Ambrose gets second pole Will start out front at Sonoma SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Marcos Ambrose had never won a Sprint Cup Series pole before last week. Now he has two in a row. Ambrose won the top starting spot Friday for Sunday's race at Sonoma with a fast lap around the 1.99-mile road course. He knocked off five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, then waited to see if Jeff Gordon could beat him. "I don't know if I got it all, but I got a lot of it," Ambrose said after his averaged lap, which 95.262 mph. Gordon, the career leader on road courses with nine victories, was the last driver to attempt to qualify. He ran an aggressive lap around the 10-turn course, and just missed the pole with an average speed of 95.067 mph. Gordon will start second. "I thought it was a really good lap," Gordon

said. "Hey, you've got to credit where credit is due: Marcos laid down a heck of a lap and we came up just a little bit short. We knew that was going to be a tough lap to beat." Ambrose, who excels at road course racing but is showing rapid improvement on ovals and picked up his first pole in 134 races last week at Michigan, said his Richard Petty Motorsports had his Ford ready for Sonoma. "We put a lot of effort into this road course program," said Ambrose, who raced to his lone Cup victory last year on the road course at Watkins Glen. "I'm thrilled for my team and it takes a whole team to qualify on pole two weeks in a row." Johnson ended up third, putting the Hendrick Motorsports teammates second and third on the starting grid, but said he's got a lot of work to do on his Chevrolet. "We've been really struggling on comfort in the car since we un-

loaded," Johnson said. "Clearly the speed is in the car, but the comfort is not quite there. We just worked on qualifying trim and it was on edge the whole lap. I hope that we can get some rear grip in the car and get things to calm down for the race, because I don't want drive 110 laps the way it drove today." Greg Biffle qualified fourth in a Ford, and was followed by Michael Waltrip Racing teammates Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer, who will start sixth and seventh in Toyotas. Brothers Kyle and Kurt Busch qualified seventh and eighth, Sprint Cup Series points leader Matt Kenseth was ninth, and Ryan Newman rounded out the top 10. Brad Keselowski in 13th was the highest qualifying Dodge. Dale Earnhardt Jr., who ended his four-year losing streak with last week's win at Michigan, qualified 19th.

glared at flat screen TVs showing the Heat leading by 25 points in the third quarter. It was over, there would be no Game 6 and James' coronation as a champion couldn't be delayed any longer. At the Dive Bar downtown on West 6th Street, Hardik muted ABC's telecast and played music so fans didn't have to endure the sounds of James winning a title — the sight was bad enough. This didn't hurt nearly as bad as Cleveland's other well-known sports calamities like "The Drive," ''The Fumble," Indians closer Jose Mesa blowing the save in Game 7 of the 1997 World Series or former Browns owner Art Modell packing up his beloved football franchise and moving to Baltimore. But it was still a punch in Cleveland's collective gut. And as James danced on the sideline in the closing minutes and later smiled as confetti engulfed him and his teammates, Kubinski felt as if he was watching a well-rehearsed play. "He's always acting," Kubinski said of James. "He always knows where the cameras are and when they're on him." Not long after James' victory, Twitter and other social media sites overflowed with negative comments directed at the three-time MVP. But Cavs owner Dan

Gilbert, who accused James of quitting on the Cavs and promised his team would win a title before the "so-called King" didn't pile on. "Great NBA season," Gilbert posted on (at)cavsdan. "Enjoyed playoffs. Congratulations to Miami & OKC for an exciting Finals. Back to work on next week's promising Cavs draft." Instead of dwelling on James, many Cleveland fans are focusing on what appears to be a bright future for the Cavs. The team has the No. 4 overall pick in next week's draft, four selections in the top 34 and hope to add some quality players to put around guard Kyrie Irving, the reigning rookie of the year. At last, it's time to look forward, not back. "I think people have moved on and are at peace with it," said Chuck Kyle, coach of high school football powerhouse Saint Ignatius. "It's been two years since LeBron left. It hurt for a while, but now it's time to forget it." While there are those who will never forgive him, James has a sprinkling of supporters in Cleveland. "My dad loves him," Darrin Cappy said of his 82-year-old father, Bruno. "He'd love LeBron no matter where he played. He loves to talk about LeBron, and I know that's all I'm going to hear about all weekend."

James Continued from page 1B This time, there was no stopping him. And the sight of James, who grew up in nearby Akron and spent seven seasons with the Cavaliers, hugging and and hoisting a championship trophy was tough to stomach. "I had mixed feelings," said Mike Kubinski, who watched Thursday's Game 5 at home in Cleveland's Tremont district. "It's a lot like when your ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend gets married. It's not fun." As he spoke, Kubinski stood just a few away from an outdoor clothing kiosk at Westlake's Crocker Park, where "Lyin' King" T-shirts were sold after James' departure in 2010. Now, there's hardly a trace of James anywhere to be found in Cleveland, where his No. 23 jersey was once omnipresent and his likeness loomed above the city on a giant downtown billboard. "LeWho?" said Jimmy Pearl of Cleveland. "He left. Outta sight, outta mind, my man." Coincidentally, at about the exact time James and the Miami Heat were dispatching the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night, a storm rumbled in across Lake Erie, its thunder and lightning providing the perfect backdrop for another dark moment in Cleveland sports history. During the game, softball players at the Ironwood Cafe in Westlake

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. knows exactly where he stacks up on road courses. "I don't really take them lightly, but I know that's not my forte," he said Friday. "That's not really where my bread is buttered." The statistics speak for themselves: In 12 career starts at Sonoma, Earnhardt has never finished higher than 11th. At Watkins Glen, the only other road course on the Sprint Cup Series schedule, he has three top-10 finishes — but none since 2005. But he's running so well this season, Earnhardt believes he has a shot Sunday on the 10-turn, 1.99-mile scenic Sonoma course. "We have had such a good season, and we come in here and we want to continue that," said Earnhardt, who will start 19th on Sunday. Earnhardt ended his four-year losing streak last weekend at Michigan. He'd been steadily working his way toward Victory Lane all year, the most consistent driver through

the first 15 races. He leads the series with 12 top-10 finishes, and he's the only driver to complete every lap this season. He's wary, though, of what the good results mean. "I don't know really, momentum, whether it's real or not," he said. "You just kind of keep going to the race track and keep studying and keep testing and keep trying to learn and take the best thing you can to the race track each week. “If you have a bad week, you've got to put it behind you and focus on what's been working. “We've got a lot of confidence and we are feeling really good about what we have been doing, and this is the best I've felt in a really long time." He appreciated the visits to Victory Lane from other drivers last weekend. Earnhardt is NASCAR's most popular driver, and the pressure grew during his 143-race winless streak. His rivals seemed genuinely happy that the streak was over. "I think it was good for

us to see him in Victory Lane, and for him to get out of that media category of talking about losing more than (the) people who are winning is good," Kevin Harvick said. "I think for him to get that pressure off of himself, to be able to get back in Victory Lane with the way that they have run all year is fun to see and obviously everybody wanted to see him win." Earnhardt said Friday there were several touching moments in the days following the victory. He was flattered musician Charlie Daniels tweeted about the race. He also was told a story by his brother-in-law, L.W. Miller, about a friend's father who is too ill to recognize his sons but was aware of Earnhardt's victory. "All he was talking about was the race and us winning," Earnhardt said. "That really kind of brings it home and makes you realize how something like that affects a lot of people you know and makes a big difference in a lot of people's lives. Pretty amazing to hear a story like that."

Ganassi drivers like team’s direction Montoya, McMurray not bitter SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — It's been a continuous search for consistency at Chip Ganassi Racing, where the NASCAR program has never matched the performance levels of its dominant IndyCar entries. But there's no bitterness from Juan Pablo Montoya or Jamie McMurray, who have watched from afar as IndyCar counterparts Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon race for wins and championships every year. "I don't think we are jealous," McMurray said. "We are happy for those guys." Franchitti, the fourtime IndyCar champion, won his third Indianapolis 500 last month, and Dixon reached Victory Lane a week later at Belle Isle and is currently in the thick of the title race. But they both had to overcome early season struggles, which hasn't been lost on Montoya. "I laugh because this year has been the hardest year for them for quite a few years, and I am like 'Welcome,' " he said, smiling. Indeed, welcome to the up-and-down battles that Montoya and McMurray have faced the last several years in Ganassi's NASCAR program. The two head into Sunday's race at Sonoma at just about the halfway mark of another rebuilding year for the organization. McMurray is 18th in the Sprint Cup Series, Montoya is 19th and combined they have only five top-10 finishes all season. But they say their cars are better, they've had increased speed of late and they are pleased with the direction of the race team. "I think we've done a lot of progress," Montoya said. "If you really go through the team right

now and see how different everything is working, it's pretty amazing. We haven't had the results we want to have, but I think there has been a lot of really good changes and we've been putting people in the right places. "You want to run better overnight, but things have got to change. Everybody has got to adapt, and it's a process. But I really feel we made a lot of gains with the car and a lot of gains in how the engineering program is working and we definitely have been making progress." Ganassi and co-owner Felix Sabates had arguably the most aggressive offseason in NASCAR as sweeping changes were made to the organization. Competition director Steve Hmiel and longtime team manager Tony Glover were replaced, and Brian Pattie left the organization at the end of the season after being removed as Montoya's crew chief in late July. Ganassi brought in Max Jones as general manager, John Probst as technical director and lured Chris Heroy away from Hendrick Motorsports to crew chief Montoya. There has been added personnel, improved engineering and a cohesiveness that was absent last season, when both drivers went winless and failed to contend for spots in the 12-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field. It was a dramatic dropoff from 2010, when McMurray won three races — including the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400 — and the drivers were far more competitive. "It seemed like everything was going in the right direction, and the next year (in 2011) ... we just dropped the ball completely," Montoya said.

"Last year was frustrating, it was more about arguing. Once we changed everybody on the team — it's nice to be here, it's really fun to be here. We have really good people and you know they are working their butts off together to give us better race cars every weekend." McMurray said there have been times this season when either he or Montoya has one of the fastest cars on the track, but the team is still working on getting both cars clicking at the same time and putting together complete races. "It gets better every week. We made all those changes in the offseason, and I don't think any of us expected to change all those people around and immediately be where we were in 2010," he said. "The teams are working really well together. The way the team is structured with personnel in the engineering department and the crew chiefs, it's so much better than it was last year. "It's a completely different environment than what it was a year ago, and it's all for the better. And Chip is still out hiring people and looking for more engineers and more people to make it better than what it is right now. My guess is somewhere around the last 10 races we're going to see a lot of the progress. It takes time." Still, both think they'll be competitive Sunday at the road course in scenic Sonoma. Montoya will start 12th; McMurray goes off 25th. Montoya earned his first career victory at Sonoma and has four-top 10 finishes in five starts; McMurray's career-best second-place finish at Sonoma came when he was driving a Ganassi car.




BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years, accusations that shattered the Happy Valley image of Penn State football and led to the firing of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno. Sandusky, a 68-year-old retired defensive coach who was once Paterno's heir apparent, was found guilty of 45 of 48 counts. Sandusky showed little emotion as the verdict was read. The judge ordered him to be taken to the

county jail to await sentencing in about three months. He faces the possibility of life in prison. The judge revoked Sandusky's bail and ordered him jailed. In court, Sandusky half-waved toward family as the sheriff led him away. Outside, he calmly walked to a sheriff's car with his hands cuffed in front of him. As he was placed in the car, someone yelled at him to "rot in hell." Others hurled insults and he shook his head no in response.

Defending champ leads at Travelers Park in front at Manulife CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Defending champion Fredrik Jacobson shot a 4-under 66 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the suspended second round of the Travelers Championship. The Swede had a 9under 131 total. He's trying to join Phil Mickelson, the 2001 and 2002 winner, as the only players to successfully defend a title at River Highlands. Charley Hoffman opened with a par and birdied the next five holes to move within a stroke of the lead before rain suspended play for the day. Nathan Green also was 8 under when the horn blew at 3:19 p.m. He finished nine holes. It was the second weather delay of the day. The first lasted 70 minutes. Jacobson played before the rain hit the course. He started on the back nine and followed up two birdies with an eagle on the 13th hole. He hit his second shot 240 yards over the water and onto the green, and made a 40foot putt on the par 5. He also was 9 under after 36 holes last year en route to his first PGA Tour victory. Blake Adams had a 64, the best round of the day, to join Stuart Appleby and Roland Thatcher at 7 under. Appleby had a 65, and Thatcher shot a 67. The threesome of U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson, Masters champ Bubba Watson and reigning PGA champion Keegan Bradley were a combined 2 under Friday, after shooting a combined 10 under in the first round. Simpson was 5 under overall after a 69, Bradley 4 under after his second straight 68, and Watson 3 under after a 71.

Lewis, a two-time winner this season, was 6 under after a 64. Michelle Wie, trying to break out of a season-long slump, shot her second straight 70, breaking par for only the third time in 19 rounds this year. She also made her first cut of the season. MONTREAL CHAMPIONSHIP In Sainte-Julie, Quebec, Russ Cochran shot a 6under 66 to take a twostroke lead after the first round of the Champions Tour's Montreal Championship. The 53-year-old lefthander, a three-time winner on the 50-and-over tour, had seven birdies and one bogey on Vallee du Richelieu Golf Club's Vercheres Course. Michael Allen, the tour leader with two victories and earnings of $1,071,282, was tied for second with Jerry Pate, Rod Spittle and 2010 champion Larry Mize. John Cook, the winner last year at Fontainebleu, opened with a 71.

BMW INTERNATIONAL PULHEIM, Germany (In Pulheim, Germany, Joel Sjoholm chipped in twice for eagle and shot a 6-under 66 to take a twostroke lead after the second round of the BMW International Open. The Chilean-born Swede had an 11-under 133 total at Gut Larchenhof. England's Chris Wood (70) and Danny Willett (70) were tied for second with Ireland's Paul McGinley (70) and Paraguay's Fabrizio Zanotti (71). Americans Rich Beem (70) and John Daly (73) were 3 under. MANULIFE German star Martin FINANCIAL Kaymer missed the cut In Waterloo, Ontario, with rounds of 71 and 73. South Korea's Inbee Park birdied her final two holes U.S. WOMEN'S for a 7-under 64 and a PUBLIC LINKS one-stroke lead in the inIn Neshanic Station, augural Manulife Finan- N.J., Ashlan Ramsey and cial LPGA Classic. Kyung Kim advanced to The 2008 U.S. Women's the 36-hole final in the Open champion had a 9- U.S. Women's Amateur under 133 total at Grey Public Links, each winSilo. ning two matches at NeShe holed a 50-foot putt shanic Valley. on the ninth hole for the The 16-year-old Ramlast of her eight birdies, sey, from Milledgeville, had one bogey and only 22 Ga., beat Grace Na of putts. Alameda, Calif., 3 and 1 in Seven players were un- the morning quarterfinals, able to complete play Fri- and edged Kim Kaufman day because of darkness. of Clark, S.D., 1 up in the Rain Thursday forced the semifinals. suspension of first-round The 18-year-old Kim, play until Friday morning, from Chandler, Ariz., delaying the start of the topped Lakareber Abe of second round. Angleton, Texas, 1 up in China's Shanshan Feng, the quarterfinals, and coming off a major victory edged Alice Jeong of Gartwo weeks ago in the dena, Calif., 3 and 2 in the LPGA Championship, was semifinals. a stroke back along with The tournament is limBrittany Lang and South ited to players who don't Korea's Hee Kyung Seo. hold privileges at any Feng and Seo shot 68, and course that doesn't extend Lang had a 65. playing privileges to the Second-ranked Stacy general public.

Major League Baseball At A Glance All Times EDT National League

East Division Washington New York Atlanta Miami Philadelphia Central Division Cincinnati Pittsburgh St. Louis Milwaukee Houston Chicago West Division

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L 27 32 32 36 38

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L 30 32 35 37 41 45

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W L Pct GB 42 28 .600 — Los Angeles San Francisco 38 32 .543 4 Arizona 34 35 .493 7½ 26 42 .382 15 Colorado San Diego 24 46 .343 18 Thursday's Games Detroit 2, St. Louis 1, 10 innings Oakland 4, L.A. Dodgers 1 Colorado 4, Philadelphia 1 Pittsburgh 9, Minnesota 1 Washington 5, Tampa Bay 2 Boston 6, Miami 5 Friday's Games Detroit at Pittsburgh Tampa Bay at Philadelphia Washington at Baltimore Atlanta at Boston Minnesota at Cincinnati N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets Toronto at Miami Cleveland at Houston Colorado at Texas Milwaukee at Chicago White Sox St. Louis at Kansas City Chicago Cubs at Arizona L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels San Francisco at Oakland Seattle at San Diego Saturday's Games Toronto (Cecil 1-0) at Miami (Jo.Johnson 4-5), 1:10 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 5-7) at Kansas City (Mendoza 23), 2:10 p.m. Colorado (Outman 0-3) at Texas (Lewis 6-5), 3:05 p.m. Cleveland (J.Gomez 4-6) at Houston (Keuchel 0-0), 4:05 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 6-4) at Pittsburgh (Lincoln 3-2), 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Cobb 3-3) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 2-7), 4:05 p.m. Minnesota (Duensing 1-2) at Cincinnati (Cueto 8-3), 4:10 p.m. Atlanta (Delgado 4-7) at Boston (F.Morales 0-1), 7:15 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 8-2) at L.A. Angels (E.Santana 4-7), 7:15 p.m. Milwaukee (Wolf 2-5) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 21), 7:15 p.m. N.Y.Yankees (Nova 9-2) at N.Y. Mets (C.Young 1-1), 7:15 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 8-4) at Oakland (T.Ross 26), 7:15 p.m. Washington (E.Jackson 3-4) at Baltimore (W.Chen 7-2), 7:15 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 4-5) at San Diego (Marquis 1-2), 10:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Maholm 4-5) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 5-7), 10:10 p.m. Sunday's Games Minnesota at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. Toronto at Miami, 1:10 p.m. Atlanta at Boston, 1:35 p.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. Washington at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Cleveland at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. St. Louis at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. San Francisco at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Seattle at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Arizona, 4:10 p.m. Colorado at Texas, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets, 8:10 p.m. Monday's Games Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. St. Louis at Miami, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. San Diego at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Washington at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. American League East Division New York Baltimore Tampa Bay Boston Toronto Central Division Cleveland Chicago Detroit Kansas City Minnesota West Division


Record Book

Verdict returned against Sandusky MLB Standings Former coach found guilty

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W L Pct GB Texas 43 27 .614 — 38 32 .543 5 Los Angeles Oakland 34 36 .486 9 Seattle 30 41 .423 13½ Thursday's Games Detroit 2, St. Louis 1, 10 innings Oakland 4, L.A. Dodgers 1 Pittsburgh 9, Minnesota 1 Washington 5, Tampa Bay 2 Boston 6, Miami 5 Friday's Games Detroit at Pittsburgh Tampa Bay at Philadelphia Washington at Baltimore Atlanta at Boston Minnesota at Cincinnati N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets Toronto at Miami Cleveland at Houston Colorado at Texas Milwaukee at Chicago White Sox St. Louis at Kansas City L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels San Francisco at Oakland Seattle at San Diego Saturday's Games Toronto (Cecil 1-0) at Miami (Jo.Johnson 4-5), 1:10 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 5-7) at Kansas City (Mendoza 23), 2:10 p.m. Colorado (Outman 0-3) at Texas (Lewis 6-5), 3:05 p.m. Cleveland (J.Gomez 4-6) at Houston (Keuchel 0-0), 4:05 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 6-4) at Pittsburgh (Lincoln 3-2), 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Cobb 3-3) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 2-7), 4:05 p.m. Minnesota (Duensing 1-2) at Cincinnati (Cueto 8-3), 4:10 p.m. Atlanta (Delgado 4-7) at Boston (F.Morales 0-1), 7:15 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 8-2) at L.A. Angels (E.Santana 4-7), 7:15 p.m. Milwaukee (Wolf 2-5) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 21), 7:15 p.m. N.Y.Yankees (Nova 9-2) at N.Y. Mets (C.Young 1-1), 7:15 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 8-4) at Oakland (T.Ross 26), 7:15 p.m. Washington (E.Jackson 3-4) at Baltimore (W.Chen 7-2), 7:15 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 4-5) at San Diego (Marquis 1-2), 10:05 p.m. Sunday's Games Minnesota at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. Toronto at Miami, 1:10 p.m. Atlanta at Boston, 1:35 p.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. Washington at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Cleveland at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. St. Louis at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. San Francisco at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Seattle at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Colorado at Texas, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets, 8:10 p.m. Monday's Games Cleveland at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Detroit at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

MLB Leaders TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—Votto, Cincinnati, .367; MeCabrera, San Francisco, .363; DWright, New York, .358; Ruiz, Philadelphia, .347; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .339; CGonzalez, Col-

orado, .332; Braun, Milwaukee, .321. RUNS—CGonzalez, Colorado, 51; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 48; Uggla, Atlanta, 48; Braun, Milwaukee, 47; Pence, Philadelphia, 47; Bourn, Atlanta, 46; DWright, New York, 46. RBI—Ethier, Los Angeles, 55; Braun, Milwaukee, 51; CGonzalez, Colorado, 51; Beltran, St. Louis, 48; Bruce, Cincinnati, 46; Cuddyer, Colorado, 45; Votto, Cincinnati, 45. HITS—MeCabrera, San Francisco, 101; Bourn, Atlanta, 91; Votto, Cincinnati, 87; Altuve, Houston, 86; SCastro, Chicago, 86; DWright, New York, 86; CGonzalez, Colorado, 84. DOUBLES—Votto, Cincinnati, 30; DWright, New York, 23; Cuddyer, Colorado, 22; Ethier, Los Angeles, 20; ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 20; 6 tied at 18. TRIPLES—MeCabrera, San Francisco, 7; SCastro, Chicago, 7; Fowler, Colorado, 6; Reyes, Miami, 6; Bloomquist, Arizona, 5; DeJesus, Chicago, 5; OHudson, San Diego, 5. HOME RUNS—Braun, Milwaukee, 20; Beltran, St. Louis, 19; CGonzalez, Colorado, 17; Bruce, Cincinnati, 16; Hart, Milwaukee, 15; Stanton, Miami, 15; 7 tied at 13. STOLEN BASES—Campana, Chicago, 24; DGordon, Los Angeles, 21; Bonifacio, Miami, 20; Bourn, Atlanta, 18; SCastro, Chicago, 16; Reyes, Miami, 16; Schafer, Houston, 16. PITCHING—Dickey, New York, 11-1; Lynn, St. Louis, 103; Hamels, Philadelphia, 10-3; Strasburg, Washington, 91; MCain, San Francisco, 9-2; GGonzalez, Washington, 9-3; 5 tied at 8. STRIKEOUTS—Strasburg, Washington, 110; Dickey, New York, 103; GGonzalez, Washington, 101; MCain, San Francisco, 100; Hamels, Philadelphia, 99; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 95; Greinke, Milwaukee, 95. SAVES—Kimbrel, Atlanta, 20; SCasilla, San Francisco, 19; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 17; Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 17; FFrancisco, New York, 17; Myers, Houston, 16; HBell, Miami, 14; Motte, St. Louis, 14. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—Konerko, Chicago, .354; Trout, Los Angeles, .338; Hamilton, Texas, .331; Trumbo, Los Angeles, .324; Mauer, Minnesota, .314; Jeter, New York, .313; Beltre, Texas, .313. RUNS—Kinsler, Texas, 53; Ortiz, Boston, 48; Cano, New York, 47; De Aza, Chicago, 47; Granderson, New York, 47; AdJones, Baltimore, 47; Bautista, Toronto, 46; Kipnis, Cleveland, 46. RBI—Hamilton, Texas, 64; MiCabrera, Detroit, 55; ADunn, Chicago, 53; Bautista, Toronto, 52; Ortiz, Boston, 49; Encarnacion, Toronto, 48; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 48. HITS—Jeter, New York, 90; MiCabrera, Detroit, 86; AdJones, Baltimore, 83; Kinsler, Texas, 81; Konerko, Chicago, 81; Beltre, Texas, 80; Fielder, Detroit, 80; Hamilton, Texas, 80. DOUBLES—Choo, Cleveland, 22; AdGonzalez, Boston, 22; Kinsler, Texas, 22; Cano, New York, 21; AGordon, Kansas City, 21; Ortiz, Boston, 21; Brantley, Cleveland, 20; MiCabrera, Detroit, 20. TRIPLES—Andrus, Texas, 5; Rios, Chicago, 5; Reddick, Oakland, 4; JWeeks, Oakland, 4; 10 tied at 3. HOME RUNS—ADunn, Chicago, 23; Bautista, Toronto, 22; Hamilton, Texas, 22; Granderson, New York, 21; Encarnacion, Toronto, 20; AdJones, Baltimore, 18; Ortiz, Boston, 18. STOLEN BASES—Trout, Los Angeles, 19; Kipnis, Cleveland, 17; RDavis, Toronto, 16; De Aza, Chicago, 14; Andrus, Texas, 13; Crisp, Oakland, 13; Kinsler, Texas, 13. PITCHING—Nova, New York, 9-2; MHarrison, Texas, 93; Sabathia, New York, 9-3; Price, Tampa Bay, 9-4; Darvish, Texas, 9-4; Sale, Chicago, 8-2; Buchholz, Boston, 8-2; Doubront, Boston, 8-3; CWilson, Los Angeles, 8-4. STRIKEOUTS—Verlander, Detroit, 106; Sabathia, New York, 102; Scherzer, Detroit, 100; Darvish, Texas, 96; FHernandez, Seattle, 91; Shields, Tampa Bay, 86; Doubront, Boston, 85; MMoore, Tampa Bay, 85. SAVES—CPerez, Cleveland, 22; Rodney, Tampa Bay, 20; JiJohnson, Baltimore, 20; Aceves, Boston, 18; Broxton, Kansas City, 18; Nathan, Texas, 15; Capps, Minnesota, 14.


NBA Playoffs NBA Playoff Glance FINALS Miami 4, Oklahoma City 1 Tuesday, June 12: Oklahoma City 105, Miami 94 Thursday, June 14: Miami 100, Oklahoma City 96 Sunday, June 17: Miami 91, Oklahoma City 85 Tuesday, June 19: Miami 104, Oklahoma City 98 Thursday, June 21: Miami 121, Oklahoma City 106

Auto Racing

Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Toyota/Save Mart 350 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Sonoma Sonoma, Calif. Lap length: 1.99 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 95.262 mph. 2. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 95.067. 3. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 94.795. 4. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 94.722. 5. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 94.686. 6. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 94.679. 7. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 94.632. 8. (51) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 94.557. 9. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 94.524. 10. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 94.509. 11. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 94.503. 12. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 94.319. 13. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 94.269. 14. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 94.209. 15. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 94.206. 16. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 94.199. 17. (22) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 94.184. 18. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 94.103. 19. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 94.026. 20. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 93.991. 21. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 93.949. 22. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 93.913. 23. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 93.84. 24. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 93.824. 25. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 93.732. 26. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 93.728. 27. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 93.524. 28. (32) Boris Said, Ford, 93.268. 29. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 93.166. 30. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 93.153. 31. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 93.064. 32. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 92.964. 33. (98) David Mayhew, Ford, 92.833. 34. (7) Robby Gordon, Dodge, 92.563. 35. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 92.459. 36. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 92.14. 37. (19) Chris Cook, Toyota, 92.076. 38. (49) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 91.927. 39. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 91.836. 40. (26) Josh Wise, Ford, 91.729. 41. (10) Tomy Drissi, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 42. (83) Landon Cassill, Toyota, Owner Points. 43. (33) Stephen Leicht, Chevrolet, 91.686. Failed to Qualify 44. (30) Brian Simo, Toyota, 78.658.


Travelers Leaderboard Travelers Championship Leaderboard Friday At TPC River Highlands Cromwell, Conn. Purse: $6.5 million Yardage: 6,841; Par: 70 Partial Second Round 77 players did not finish the round Score Thru Fredrik Jacobson -9 F Nathan Green -8 9 Blake Adams -7 F Stuart Appleby -7 F Charley Hoffman -7 5 Roland Thatcher -7 F Marc Leishman -6 F Brian Davis -6 F Tommy Gainey -6 F Charlie Wi -5 F John Rollins -5 F Aaron Baddeley -5 F Tim Clark -5 F Webb Simpson -5 F Will Claxton -5 DNS


Montreal Scores Champions-Montreal Championship Scores Friday At Vallee du Richelieu Vercheres Sainte-Julie, Quebec Purse: $1.8 million Yardage: 6,894; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round Russ Cochran 33-33—66 Jerry Pate 34-34—68 Michael Allen 35-33—68 Rod Spittle 33-35—68 Larry Mize 34-34—68 Peter Senior 34-35—69 Mark Brooks 33-36—69 David Peoples 38-31—69 Kirk Triplett 33-36—69 Mark Calcavecchia 34-35—69 Olin Browne 36-33—69 David Eger 36-33—69

Roger Chapman Jeff Sluman Dan Forsman Hale Irwin Mike Hulbert Steve Pate Andy Bean Fulton Allem Jay Don Blake Bob Tway Mike Goodes Gary Hallberg Tom Purtzer James Mason Willie Wood David Frost Fred Funk Lonnie Nielsen Bruce Vaughan Brad Bryant Jay Haas Mark Mouland Craig Stadler John Cook Jeff Hart Marc Girouard Dana Quigley Steve Lowery Gene Jones P.H. Horgan III Dick Mast Sonny Skinner R.W. Eaks Bobby Clampett Jim Thorpe Jim Gallagher, Jr. Bill Glasson Bob Gilder Loren Roberts Joel Edwards Robin Freeman Robin Byrd Sandy Lyle Andrew Magee Tom Byrum Chien Soon Lu John Huston Mark Wiebe Jim Carter Chip Beck Tommy Armour III Mike McCullough Tom Jenkins Blaine McCallister Corey Pavin Mike Reid Steve Jones Wayne Levi Keith Fergus Tom Kite Ben Bates Jim Rutledge Claude Tremblay Yvan Beauchemin Hal Sutton Scott Simpson Ronnie Black Jean Laforce Jeff Freeman

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Manulife Scores Manulife Financial LPGA Classic Scores At Grey Silo Golf Course Waterloo, Ontario Purse: $1.3 million Yardage: 6,354; Par: 71 Partial Second Round 69-64—133 Inbee Park Brittany Lang 69-65—134 Shanshan Feng 66-68—134 66-68—134 Hee Kyung Seo So Yeon Ryu 70-65—135 Chella Choi 69-66—135 68-67—135 Katie Futcher Sun Young Yoo 68-67—135 Karin Sjodin 67-68—135 66-69—135 Lexi Thompson Sandra Changkija 63-72—135 Stacy Lewis 72-64—136 68-68—136 Jodi Ewart Anna Nordqvist 64-72—136 Nicole Hage 72-65—137 70-67—137 Kris Tamulis Paula Creamer 69-68—137 Mi Jung Hur 69-68—137 67-70—137 Suzann Pettersen Jennifer Song 71-67—138 Jeong Jang 70-68—138 70-68—138 Karen Stupples Jennifer Johnson 69-69—138 Seon Hwa Lee 68-70—138 Amy Yang 68-70—138 67-71—138 Angela Stanford Christel Boeljon 71-68—139 Jennifer Rosales 71-68—139 70-69—139 I.K. Kim Jacqui Concolino 69-70—139 Laura Diaz 69-70—139 69-70—139 Jin Young Pak Jenny Suh 69-70—139 Karlin Beck 66-73—139 75-65—140 Karrie Webb Vicky Hurst 74-66—140 Sandra Gal 72-68—140 72-68—140 Karine Icher Hee Young Park 71-69—140 Beatriz Recari 70-70—140 70-70—140 Michelle Wie Candie Kung 68-72—140 Min Seo Kwak 68-72—140 76-65—141 Victoria Tanco Ayaka Kaneko 73-68—141 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 73-68—141 72-69—141 Jennie Lee Isabelle Beisiegel 71-70—141 Pornanong Phatlum 71-70—141 70-71—141 Anna Grzebien Ilhee Lee 70-71—141 Stephanie Louden 70-71—141 70-71—141 Morgan Pressel Momoko Ueda 68-73—141 Meena Lee 74-68—142 74-68—142 Angela Oh Na Yeon Choi 72-70—142 Mina Harigae 72-70—142 71-71—142 Hanna Kang Jee Young Lee 71-71—142 Julieta Granada 70-72—142 70-72—142 Maria Hernandez Kristy McPherson 70-72—142 Reilley Rankin 70-72—142 69-73—142 Danielle Kang Leta Lindley 75-68—143 Belen Mozo 73-70—143 73-70—143 Alena Sharp Rebecca Lee-Bentham 72-71—143 Dori Carter 71-72—143 71-72—143 Meaghan Francella Lorie Kane 71-72—143 Katherine Hull 70-73—143 70-73—143 Sarah Jane Smith Lacey Agnew 67-76—143 Tzu-Chi Lin 76-68—144 76-68—144 Azahara Munoz Hee-Won Han 75-69—144 Beth Bader 74-70—144 Haeji Kang 74-70—144 Pernilla Lindberg 74-70—144 Stacy Prammanasudh 73-71—144 Numa Gulyanamitta 72-72—144 Mi Hyang Lee 72-72—144 Jenny Shin 72-72—144 Janice Moodie 71-73—144 Jane Rah 71-73—144 Valentine Derrey 70-74—144 Pat Hurst 68-76—144 Na On Min 76-69—145 Meredith Duncan 74-71—145 Jennifer Gleason 74-71—145 Gerina Piller 74-71—145 Dewi Claire Schreefel 74-71—145 Elisa Serramia 74-71—145 Tiffany Joh 73-72—145 Becky Morgan 73-72—145 Alison Walshe 72-73—145 Ryann O'Toole 71-74—145 Hannah Yun 70-75—145 Moira Dunn 69-76—145 Christina Kim 77-69—146 Sydnee Michaels 76-70—146 Giulia Sergas 75-71—146 Paige Mackenzie 74-72—146 Mo Martin 73-73—146 Jane Park 73-73—146 Mariajo Uribe 75-72—147 Diana D'Alessio 71-76—147 Caroline Hedwall 71-76—147 Amy Hung 70-77—147 Nannette Hill 76-72—148 Amelia Lewis 76-72—148 Kathleen Ekey 75-73—148 Irene Cho 74-74—148 Amanda Blumenherst 73-75—148 Ji Young Oh 72-76—148 Wendy Ward 72-76—148 Sophie Gustafson 77-72—149 Christine Song 76-73—149 Mitsuki Katahira 75-74—149 Ai Miyazato 74-75—149 Kirby Dreher 76-74—150 Cindy LaCrosse 75-75—150 Stephanie Sherlock 75-75—150 Veronica Felibert 74-76—150 Stephanie Kono 74-76—150 Kristen Park 73-77—150


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Reliable Castings Corporation Attn.: HR Manager 1521 W. Michigan Street P. O. Box 829 Sidney, OH 45365 Employer NTB has an opening for an experienced tire tech to work from our Tipp City, OH tractor/trailer repair facility. This position is full time with a great benefit package that includes competitive wages, health, dental, life, 401k, paid uniforms, paid vacation and more. If interested apply in person at 3355 S County Rd 25A Tipp City, OH I-75 exit 69 NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info: (985)646-1700 Dept. OH-6011.

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working in Miami County with developmentally disabled adults. Must be at least 18 years old, be a high school graduate or equivalent, be able to pass a post-offer drug screen and physical, and have a valid Ohio drivers license with less than 6 points. Work schedule includes approximately 25 hours Monday-Friday. If you would like to work in a challenging but rewarding job, for a company who sets the standards in providing services to those with disabilities, send your resume to: Department 500 c/o Sidney Daily News 1451 N Vandemark Sidney, OH 45365

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Law Firm seeking a reliable, mature individual with a pleasant personality to handle front desk reception duties Monday through Friday, 12:30 to 5:00. Duties include answering the telephone, greeting clients and general clerical work. The ideal candidate will have a pleasant phone voice and some computer skills. A keen understanding of the confidential nature of our business is essential. Please email resume to claudia@

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Saturday, June 23, 2012


Garage Sale Directory Please call: 877-844-8385

FLETCHER, 5345 US Route 36 East, Friday and Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm, shop equipment including, 3' metal shear, large commercial drill press, steam cleaners and pressure washers, large commercial hot tank, misc. semi truck parts and used truck tires, semi diesel generator, chains, binders, tarps, restaurant equipment including kitchen appliances, utensils, 1966 Harley police trike frame and rear end, 1988 FLHP police bike (restored), fiber glass camper top, 1 & 2 bottom plows, 5' finish mower, 5' frail mower, 5 & 6 grader blades, go-kart with wrecker body, 3-coin operated arcade machines, 1-coin operated poker machine, 44 presidential knives, 18 Harley knives, leather jacket, Mary Moo Moo's, Budweiser steins 1980-2011, antique gas pumps and fish hatchery jars from Put-N-Bay!

PIQUA, 10225 North Reece Road, Saturday 7am-2pm, furniture, floor steam cleaner, Husquvarna leaf blower, grass trimmers, bookcase, One Stroke paints, brushes, books and supplies, tools, mower, bike exercise stand, Hamilton 10 drawer blueprint file cabinet plus 5 drawer cabinet, 4' fluorescent light fixtures, air compressor. PIQUA, 1616 Nicklin Avenue, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-?, Multi Family Sale!! Patio set, chairs, baby clothes, baby furniture, adult clothes, a little bit of everything, come check us out!!! PIQUA, 1704/1708 Echo Lake Drive, Friday 9am-3pm, Saturday 9am-12pm, No early birds! Assorted furniture, washer, purses, shoes, glassware, stuffed animals, ping pong table, foosball table, exercise bike, gazell exercise equipment, high chair, PacNplay, toys, miscellaneous. PIQUA 1803 Nicklin Ave. Friday 9-4, Saturday 9-2. Clean, smoke free, multifamily sale. Baby/ kids clothes 0-5yrs, Coats, Baby items, maternity and nursing, breast pump, home decor, Longaberger fabrics, & more.

PIQUA 310 Short Drive. Friday and Saturday 9-2. Little girls 0-12 months clothing, and household miscellaneous items.

PIQUA, 2100 Indian Ridge Drive, Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm, Bring your plastic bags, stuff'em full, $5 a bag, all clothes 25 cents each. Everything else make me an offer!!

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Local manufacturing distributor is seeking qualified applicants for immediate driver positions. Full time and part time positions available. Must possess class "A" drivers license and have minimum of 6 months experience. Must have clean MVR. Will deliver metal building products regionally, home most nights, very little weekend work. We offer competitive wages and an excellent benefit package.


Apply in person at: UNION CORREGATING COMPANY 1801 W. High Street Piqua, OH 45356 No Phone Calls Please Applications will only be accepted Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm.

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PIQUA, 1823 Park Ave., Thursday & Friday 9-4. Saturday 9-1. HUGE SALE!!!! 26" boys, 26" girls bikes, toaster oven, "All God's Children" figurines, dishes, bedding, pictures, lots of home decor, books, children's movies, country music CD's, 13" TV, size 14-16 girls dresses, 2T-4T boys, puzzles, and lots of nice clean miscellaneous. No early birds.

PIQUA, 3525 West Versailles Road (across from Echo Hills golf course), Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am-2pm, Garage to Attic clean out. PRICED TO SELL, something for everyone, new items daily!!

PIQUA, 6240 North Wa s h i n g t o n / M c K i n l ey Road, Friday and Saturday 8am-2pm, Clothes, jewelry, baby items, and much more!

NTB, Inc is a growing family oriented company that is now taking applications for an experienced trailer mechanic for our Tipp City, OH tractor trailer repair facility. Pay will be based on experience. We offer competitive wages, great benefits, 401k, paid uniforms, and paid vacation. If interested apply in person at 3355 S County Rd 25A Tipp City, OH I-75 exit 69

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For Rent

305 Apartment 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Houses & Apts. SEIPEL PROPERTIES Piqua Area Only Metro Approved (937)773-9941 9am-5pm Monday-Friday EVERS REALTY TROY, 2 bedroom townhomes, 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, ca, w/d hook up, all appliances, $695 (937)216-5806

BUCKEYE COMMUNITY APTS. 580 Staunton Commons Apt. C8, Troy (937)335-7562

COVINGTON 2 bedroom townhouse, $495. No Pets. (937)698-4599, (937)572-9297. PIQUA, 1 bedroom, 333 Home Ave. Utilities furnished, $550 month plus deposit. (937)773-1668 PIQUA, 1 bedroom, downstairs. Stove, refrigerator, all utilities furnished. $540 or $135 weekly. (937)276-5998 or (937)902-0491 PIQUA, 131 Broadway, Large 2 bedroom, downstairs, $400 monthly, includes stove, No pets, (937)418-8912 PIQUA, 3 bedroom, very nice, $550 monthly plus deposit and utilities. No pets. 4 bedroom house, 2 bath $695 monthly (330)524-3984 PIQUA, 414 S Main, large 2 bedroom, stove refrigerator $400 monthly, (937)418-8912

SIDNEY, 1207 Turner Drive in Sidney. Friday & Saturday 9am-? Multifamily garage sale. Home interior, women's, men's and junior clothing, baby boy clothing (0-18 months), girls clothing 12month-3T, toys, scrapbook supplies, filing cabinet, purses, Nascar collectibles, too much to mention.

TROY, 217 Westhaven Drive, Thursday & Friday, 9am-4pm, Saturday, 9am-1pm. Jewelry, decorator items, books, sleigh bed. Great prices!

TROY, 4590 CasstownSidney Road (between Troy-Urbana & SR36), Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8am-5pm. TONS of name brand girls clothing, size nb-5t, highchair, swing, toys, womens clothing, antique table, grill & miscellaneous household goods

PIQUA, 6915 Troy-Sidney Road, Friday & Saturday 8am-?. 35mm camera, water skis, life vests, knee board, Longaberger baskets, corn stove, 80 gallon air compressor, Western rough out training saddle, horse show clothes, household and miscellaneous items. PIQUA, 701 Boone (corner of Boone and College), Saturday June 23rd 9-? ONE DAY ONLY! Lots of miscellaneous items, clothes, vanity, storage units, light fixtures. PIQUA, 804 West Ash, Friday and Saturday 8am-1pm, toys, furniture, antiques, name brandmen's, women's, teens and kids clothes, tools, craft items, and much more!! PIQUA, 812 Cottage Avenue, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am-?, children's clothes, glassware, estate items, and much more!

SIDNEY, 529 North Vandemark Road (behind Rent-a-Center), Wednesday Thru Saturday 10am-5pm, Last week CLEARANCE SALE! Even lower prices, All new Melissa & Doug, toys, thousands of puzzles all ages, pet items, bird & garden items, cards, windchimes, wallets, gifts & much more!!

TROY, 250 Wisteria Drive, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 8:30am-? Hope Bible Church, Clothes, small appliances, books, shoes, household items, dishes, and other items. TROY, 2752 Fairview Court, Saturday 9am-1pm, electronics, clothes, portable a/c unit, glassware, children's items, games, and much more!

SIDNEY, Riverbend Community Garage Sale!, Friday, Saturday 8am-4pm, Huge Cleveland Browns/ Emmitt Kelly collections, musical instruments, Mother of Pearl accordion, jewelry, childrenadult clothing, Large/ small kitchen appliances, freezer, lawn/ garden, furniture, glassware, cookware, tools, miscellaneous, 20 plus sales! New things added Saturday, list of sales can be picked up at 1106 Morris Avenue

TROY, 919 Branford (off North Dorset), Thursday, Friday 9am-5pm, and Saturday 9am-2pm. Clothing kids 2T-4T, jewelry, etched glass, videos, 4 piece lavender bath accessories, washer and dryer, 2 Evenflo infant car seats. Great low prices.

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COMBINE, 6620 Deere with 216 Flex head and 6 row 30 head, priced to sell! see to appreciate. (419)582-2451 (937)621-4438.

CRIB, changing table, highchair, cradle, guardrail, pack-n-play, carseat, gate, tub, blankets, clothes, Disney animated phones, baby walker, doll chairs. (937)339-4233

GOLDMATION PUPPIES. Available for purchase starting July 1. Sweet, intelligent, loyal, good with children. Please call for information. $150 (937)606-2313.

2003 DODGE Stratus. silver with black interior. Power windows, locks, mirrors, etc. Good condition. $3800. (937)308-7423

TROY, 1 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 month. $200 Deposit Special!

TROY, PIQUA, Senior living, clean quiet safe, 1 bedroom, $459 includes water, ask about studio apartment at $369, (937)778-0524 TROY, Westbrook, 1/2 double, 3 bedroom. $650 month plus deposit. 1 year lease no pets, non smoking, (513)478-9913



PIQUA, 6865 Alexander Drive (off east Statler Rd). June 21st, 22nd and 23rd 9-5. Huge 6 Family, AIR CONDITIONED INSIDE SALE! Baby items, childrens clothes, miscellaneous. Just come see!

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PIQUA, 629 Miami Street, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8am-1pm. Estate sale. Lots of tools and household items.

TROY, 2 bedrooms, upstairs, all electric, stove and refrigerator. Metro accepted. $490/month, deposit $300. (937)339-7028


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TIPP CITY, 749 Aspen Drive, Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-2pm Large sale, ladies clothing, odds and ends, and miscellaneous


2 BEDROOM upstairs in Piqua. Stove, refrigerator furnished, washer dryer hookup. Off street parking. Nice neighborhood. No pets. $400 monthly. (937)214-0741

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PIQUA, St. James Episcopal Church, 200 W. High St. Friday and Saturday 9am-3pm. Annual yard sale. Something for everyone! Help support our food bank.


2 BEDROOM, appliances, air, garage, lawn care. $565 plus deposit. Call: (937)492-5271

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WEST MILTON Townhouse. 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. $450 monthly, (937)216-4233

320 Houses for Rent IN COUNTRY near Bradford, 2 bedroom trailer, $400 monthly. ( 9 3 7 ) 4 1 7 - 7 1 1 1 (937)448-2974 PIQUA, 2 Bedroom, 829 Camp Street, 2 car garage, stove, refrigerator, No pets! $675 monthly (937)418-8912

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560 Home Furnishings ARMOIRE, very solid wood, rustic finish, bottom and top doors open. Can be used for storage, entertainment center, etc. Can email/ text photos, $200. Call (937)538-8601

TROY 1309 W. Main Street. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, large yard. No pets. $550 (937)440-6868

330 Office Space DOWNTOWN PIQUA, store front, 1500 square feet plus garage area, (937)974-6333

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ELLIPTICAL EXERCISER, New. 204 S Walnut St Fletcher. (937)368-2290

DINING ROOM set, beautiful Ethan Allen, 9 pieces includes 6ft oval table, 6 chairs, 2 corner cabinets, show room condition, $995, (937)773-1307

EXERCISE BIKE, Women's golf clubs and bag, boy's and girl's bike, Polen 16" chain saw, new bike porter, Devilbiss Nebulisor (937)381-7151

LIFT CHAIR, sable brown, 1.5 years old, wall hugger, place 6" from wall to recline, excellent condition, very comfortable, $850, (937)773-7913 LIFT CHAIR, Ultra Comfort, 6 months old, Tan, suede material, Like new, many settings, will lay flat, paid $1400 new, selling for $700 OBO, (937)419-0232 RECLINER, Blue, nice condition, you must move, $65, (937)698-6362 STOVE new black GE glass top stove $275.00 call (937)658-0092

COMMERCIAL MOWER, Dixon Zero-turn 50" deck with 6x10 lawn trailer, both in great shape! $4500 OBO, (937)726-5761. POND PLANTS, Hardy water lillies & bog plants, potted and blooming, free umbrella palm w/purchase. (937)676-3455 or (937)417-5272 Laura, OH

575 Live Stock LLAMAS, have moved and must get rid of our llamas. (937)541-5655.

577 Miscellaneous

PIQUA, 439 1/2 Adams, upstairs, 1 bedroom, Stove, refrigerator, no pets! $315 Monthly, (937)418-8912

ELECTRIC RANGE, works good, $100. (937)418-4639

ADULT SCOOTER, Go Go Ultra Handicap, made to travel, very little wear, $1200 new, would like $700 OBO, (937)570-8124.

TROY, beautiful, clean 1 bedroom, 2nd floor. No pets. $400 plus deposit. (937)339-0355

WASHING MACHINE, 1 year old Maytag, used only a couple of months. $250 Call (937)903-3190

CEMETERY PLOTS, Miami Memorial Gardens, Covington Ohio $500 each, (937)417-7051

510 Appliances

DESK, large five drawer metal, 60 by 30, and Sewing cabinet with hydraulic lift for sewing machine, serger space and storage, drop leaf cutting table, (937)552-9486

COMPUTER DESKS Wooden, corner, hutchlike desk, $50. 2 glass top desks, $25 each. (937)658-2379

570 Lawn and Garden PIQUA, newer spacious 3 bedroom, garage. Close to interstate. Appliances, bonus room. NO PETS! $1050. (937)266-4421

CRIB, real wood, good condition, $75 (937)339-4233

FOR SALE: Sears rear tine tiller, $400 obo. GE Side by Side refrigerator water/ice in door, $200 obo. Firestorm table saw, $100. 30 gallon aquarium with stand, $50. Pool table, 44"X78", $150. Air hockey table, 60"X30", $75. Table and chairs, 3'X5', $75. Please call or text (937)638-8572 or (937)489-3392 PRIDE SCOOTER, Victory model, 3 years young, new battery, all the bells & whistles, $2500 new, details, great price, test run, (937)497-1929 STAIR LIFT Summit stair lift for sale, like those seen on TV. Used less than three years. Made for straight staircase, with 350 pound capacity. Runs on electricity with a battery back up. Call (937)498-9737 for information. TOW BAR, used Stowmaster 5000 with cables, safety cords and cover. Very good condition. $175 (937)570-3476. VHS tapes, classic, Disney, good condition, 18 for $25, will separate, (937)339-4233 WALKER, adult, folds, adjustable height, with wheels, good condition, $20. (937)339-4233 WALKER adult, tub/shower benches, commode chair, toilet riser, grab bars, canes, entertainment center, and more (937)339-4233

583 Pets and Supplies KITTENS, gorgeous tabbies, (2) short hair females, (1) long hair male, Litter box trained, Free to good homes only, (937)473-2122

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KITTEN, one grey tiger, short hair, FREE, (937)214-1455 KITTIES, Hissy and Purry 5 months, siblings male and female , like to keep together, inside only. (937)676-3455 LAB/ BOXER mix puppies. 7 Weeks old, (5) males, (4) females. Cute and adorable! Free to loving home! (937)726-5034 MINI SCHNOODLE, Puppies, Males & females, vet checked, first shots, $250, (567)204-5232 MINIATURE AUSTRAILIAN SHEPHERD puppies. Red tri's and red merle's with blue eyes. Vet checked. $350. (567)204-5232 OLD ENGLISH SHEEP DOG. 13 week female. Bell trained. Dog house. AKC papers. From a local breeder. $900 (937)638-7104.

595 Hay WHEAT STRAW, Located in Russia, in the field, $80 a ton, (937)726-3914

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810 Auto Parts & Accessories BIN MODULE KIT, includes ladder rack, and rack shelf, like new, $500, (937)778-4060.

830 Boats/Motor/Equipment 1994 SEA NYMPH boat with trailer. 14 ft long. Fish finder, oars, running lights, cover. Several accessories included. $2500. (937)667-3455 1996 SEA-NYMPH boat, 16 ft., 40hp Evinrude trolling motor. Garage kept, depth finder, live well, pedestal seats. $4000. (937)638-9090 BOAT MOTOR, 9.8 HPtwin, Mercury, like new, 1967 low low hours, house kept, new water impeller, original plugs, fires right up, $650 (937)698-6362

850 Motorcycles/Mopeds 1982 KAWASAKI 440, good condition, runs good, approximately 36,000 miles, $650 OBO, (937)368-5009 2004 HARLEY Davidson, FXDL DYNA Low, luxury blue, 2612 miles, alarm system, saddle bags with windshield, very nice condition, $10,000 (937)726-1353 after 3pm

890 Trucks

805 Auto

1998 FORD F-150 Super Cab Lariat, Beautiful, all extras, garaged, 62k miles, towing package, fiberglass topper, $8500 OBO, (937)492-4067, (937)658-0123

2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Roadster, low miles, 6 cylinder, 6 speed, red exterior, black leather interior, Pirelli Runflats, $16,499 (937)307-3777.

2007 CHEVY Silverado Z71, long bed, 4x4, extended cab, loaded, great shape! NADA $22,850, make offer. Call (937)726-5761.


COVINGTON, 7060 Perry Road, Thursday & Friday, 8am-6pm, Saturday, 8am-3pm. Furniture, household items, tools, welders, small wood stove, hauling trailers, picnic table, bicycles, lots of nice old stuff priced to sell! Everything must go!!!

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APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Approved) Approval of the minutes from the June 5, 2012 Regular Piqua City Commission RES. NO. R-97-12 (Public Hearing) (Adopted) A Resolution accepting for statutory purposes a budget for the calendar year 2013 RES. NO. R-98-12 (Adopted) A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a lease agreement to permit the usage of a portion of Fountain Park, Hardman Field and Hance Pavilion to the Piqua Fourth of July Association RES. NO. R-99-12 (Adopted) A Resolution submitting to the electors of the City of Piqua, Ohio, a proposed amendment to Codified Ordinance Sections 36.03, 36.04 and 36.13 providing an increase of 0.25 of 1% Municipal Income Tax Levy beginning on January 1, 2013

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1995 JAVELIN BASS BOAT Model 379T. 1995 Evinrude 130 motor, 17.9 long, trailer included. 2 fish finders, hot foot, trolling motor, 2 tarps. $6200. (937)538-1114

1996 SEA RAY 18.2 foot. Model 175BR, Mercruiser 3.0L motor, Shoreland'r trailer. Cover and accessories included. Excellent condition! $8500. (937)394-3151

1997 FORD COACHMAN CATALINA RV New price, $22,000. 460 gas engine, slide-out, 34 feet, dual air, generator, 26K original miles, newer tires. (937)773-9526

1998 JEEP WRANGLER 105,000 miles, V-6 4x4, new soft top, new brakes, new tires, new running boards, chili pepper red, asking $7500. (937)524-9310

2000 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE SLE Power sunroof, seats etc leather, Chrome wheels, Blue, 170,000 miles. Car is ready to go! $3200 OBO (937)726-0273

2001 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE SLE SEDAN 3800 V6 Front wheel drive, many new parts, 17" aluminum wheels, leather interior, power glass sunroof, 195,000 miles, runs great, all highway miles. $3750 O.B.O. (937)369-3636

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