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Making a comeback Dedication to 32-acre park makes for a good stopover

This is the fourth of an eight-part series on the city of Piqua’s parks. The stories will appear each Monday through July 23.

City of Piqua Parks and Recreation Facilities

BY SUSAN HARTLEY Executive Editor


A Greenville man lost his leg in a motorcycle crash in the 4100 block of State Route 41 near Eldean Road at approximately 11 p.m. Saturday.Tristin Black, 34, was Careflighted to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, where he remained in serious condition late Sunday. According to Miami County Sheriff's reports, Black crashed his motorcycle into a truck driven by Jamie Kelly, 33, of Coviginton. Neither Kelly nor her passenger, Rusty Gass, 28, also of Covington, were injured. Also according to sheriff reports, Black appeared to have driven left of center while negotiating a curve on State Route 41, when he drove into the driver's door of the pickup truck.

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PIQUA — Named after Piqua physical education teacher, track coach and the city’s first playground director, Raymond Mote, one of Piqua’s largest neighborhood parks is beginning to come alive again. Thanks to the dedication of members of the Southside Neighborhood Association, plans are underway to clean up, update and renovate the 32-acre park, which was originally opened in 1947-48, with the Mote Park Community Center opening, namely for the Piqua Players theater group in July 1953, according to An Encyclopedia of Piqua, Ohio, compiled and published by Jim Oda, local historian and director of Piqua Public Library. Mote Park, which was originally going to be called Summit Park, is located between South and Summit streets on the southside of the city and includes tennis courts, a basket-

1. Armory Park 2. Das Park 3. Echo Hill Golf Course 4. Fountain Park 5. French Park 6 Goodrich Giles Park 7. Heritage Green 8. High Street Park 9. Hollow Park 10. Kiwanis Park 11. Linear Park

to upgrade the status of the community and the neighborhood. We actually expanded the zone (of the association) to include Mote Park,” Vetter said. “The most important thing is we have learned that it really has fallen on hard times in recent years. There is a master plan

12. Lock Nine Riverfront Park 13. Mote Park 14. Piqua Community Pool 15. Pitsenbarger Sports Complex 16. Public Square 17. Roadside Park 18. Robert M Davis Memorial Parkway 19. Shawnee Park 20. Veterans’ Park

loop of the bike path was being planned.One of the possible outcomes from the bike path is that we’ll have bike riders coming to Piqua from some distances. Piqua is the the loop to be in the cross hairs of the bike path from Cincinnati, maybe Toledo,” Vetter said, for bikers traveling


Miami County Park District Eco-Splorer campers Julie Sebastian, 5, along with her brother, John, 4, get introduced to a Dutch rabbit, Ellie, while being held by naturalist Melissa Rhoades at Eco-Splorers Camp. BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer

And that is what more than 80 Miami County children or “Eco-Tots and Eco-Splorers” did as part of “Farm & Garden MIAMI COUNTY – To really Week” at the Lost Creek Reunderstand nature, sometimes serve and Knoop Agricultural you just have to dig deeper for Heritage Center. the answers. “Asteroid” Alex Hamilton, a park naturalist, sent his group hiking through the woods, but Index not until they first stopped to Classified ...............10-12 plant a funny looking seed on Opinion ..........................6 the edge of a soybean field. Comics ..........................9 “Aren’t these shaped funny? Entertainment ...............7 They are like pumpkin seeds,” Horoscopes...................9 Hamilton said, as he handed NIE ..............................4-5 out gourd seeds to the children. Local ..............................3 “We get to plant a lot of flowObituaries......................2 ers and corn and beans — it was Sports.....................13-16 really fun,” said Lily Haning, 7, Weather .........................3 of Piqua. “I liked hiking to the creek because it’s fun to cool off in the water.” Hamilton explained to the group how the gourds will grow with the help of the shade from 6

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Lower Mote Park offers softball, shade and tennis courts. During the winter months, the hillsides are a favorite destination for sledders. The Southview Neigborhood Association has been working to upgrade the park’s amenities. ball court, ball diamonds, a playground area, the community center, and as of 2011, a brand new picnic shelter. The last upgrade at Mote Park took place in the late 1980s,said JimVetter,president of the Southview Neighborhood Association who also is employed by the Miami County Educational Service Center, working with students with severe behavioral disorders at Piqua High School. Members of the association, wanting to beautify the park and update it for today’s family activities, decided to adopt the park as part of their neighborhood projects. “In general the SouthviewAssociation is interested in trying

that the park department looked at in recent years, but economic times has slowed that down.” So with that in mind, the Southview Neighborhood Association took it upon themselves to upgrade the status of Mote Park. “All parks in Piqua should be special for one reason or the other,” Vetter said. “All parks should be family-friendly and usable.” Another reason the neighborhood group members wanted to take on Mote Park was the bike path extension that is being planned to run through the park. “We were aware that an inner

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from north to south and on the old railroad bed from east to west along the The Miami Valley BikeTrails (see “We want to do some things at Mote Park to make this a good stopover place.” The neighborhood group identified about 18 projects they would like to complete at Mote Park, with the first to construct a new shelter, which was completed last fall. “With the help of many,many people and donations,” Vetter said, noting that the shelter has electric, for those who may need to charge their cell while on the See Comeback/Page 3



Monday, June 25, 2012

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Mark A. “Bubba” Scott TROY — Mark A. “Bubba” Scott, 38, of 686 Westlake Dr., Troy, passed away at 11:25 a.m. T u e s d ay, June 19, 2012, after a long and sustained battle with brain cancer. He SCOTT was born in Danville, IL., on July 30, 1973, to Jesse and Carolyn (Hunter) Scott of Troy. Other survivors include his wife, Keli (Ruebush) Scott of Germantown; a daughter, Alexis (Lexi) Scott of Germantown; a step-daughter, Samantha Humphreys of Springboro; two brothers, Brent Scott (wife Sherry) of Georgetown, IL., and Matthew Scott (wife Keri) of Tipp City. Mark was a graduate of Vandalia High School, class of 1991, and was a member of the Springboro Baptist Church. He was employed at Grismer Tire Co. in Centerville. Throughout this fight Mark was an inspiration through his positive belief in all that is good. He led his friends and supporters with actions and thoughts. His post on Caringbridge were widely read

(29,000+comments) and lifted the spirits of the many of loved ones he called friends. In spite of the effects of treatments, Bubba found time to inspire, unite and encourage all of those around him to live a life full of happiness, positive thoughts and confidence. As a son, brother, father, uncle, nephew, and friend, Bubba made changes in all of our lives. Mark asked us to live like today is our last, and have no regrets, tell your family you love them, kiss your children and always asked: “Are you smiling today? Because I am!” In honor of Mark “Bubba” Scott “Make a memory today.” A celebration to honor and commemorate his life will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Springboro Baptist Church, 125 East Mill St., Springboro, with the Rev. Cornelious Hancock and the Rev. Shawn Acrey officiating. Private entombment will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Troy. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mark Scott “We Believe” Memorial Foundation c/o Fifth Third Bank. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through

Patricia (Penrod) Alexander SANTEE, S.C. — Patricia (Penrod) Alexander, 82, of Santee, S.C. and formerly of Piqua, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at O r angeb u r g R e gional Medi c a l Center, O r angeburg, S.C. ALEXANDER She was born March 29, 1929, in Dayton, to the late Edward J. Penrod and Bertha Kimmel Penrod. She married William C. Alexander on July 3, 1952. Mrs. Alexander is survived by her husband, William, of Piqua, formerly of Santee, S.C.; a son, Steve (Lisa) Durham of Port Orange, Fla.; a son, Timothy (Katherine) Alexander of Cantonment, Fla.; grandchildren, Nicholas (Ruth) Alexander of Piqua, Angel (Brian) Murphy of Woodridge, Ill., Philip (Elaine) Alexander of Colchester, Conn., Penny (John Paul) Manning of Pensacola, Fla., Crissie (Jason) Clark of Pensacola, Fla., Travis Wilson and Dillon Sylvester of Port Orange, Fla., and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Mark Alexander; and four sisters, Klorene Ellis, Mary Jane Thomas, Helen Marshall, and Betty Maxwell. Pat attended Staunton School and graduated

from Piqua Central High School in 1946. She was employed by TWA as a ticket agent, Piqua Paint and Coachlight Dress Shop in Covington. At age 57, Pat attended Edison Community College and proudly earned her associates of art degree in psychology in 1986. Pat was an active member of Greene St. United Methodist Church teaching children’s Sunday school, was involved in church women’s groups and sang in the choir. Most recently she belonged to Elloree Methodist Church (South Carolina) where she also worked with children and sang in the choir. In addition to serving her church, Pat loved music, the arts, volunteering in her community and time spent with her family. During her lifetime she was involved in the Chaplaincy Program and Ambassadors Club of Upper Valley Medical Center, Piqua Welcome Wagon, 4-H adviser, Piqua Players, Fractured Follies and the Nicholas Center. A memorial service celebrating her life will be officiated by the Rev. Edward F. Ellis and is planned for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at Greene Street United Methodist Church, 415 W. Greene St., Piqua. Condolences may be sent to William Alexander at Sterling House of Piqua, 1744 W. High St., Piqua, OH 45356.

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JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the biggest secret in a city known for not keeping them. The nine Supreme Court justices and more than three dozen other people have kept quiet for more than two months about how the high court is going to rule on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. This is information that could move markets, turn economies and greatly affect this fall’s national elections, including the presidential contest between Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. But unlike the Congress and the executive branch, which seem to leak information willy-nilly, the Supreme Court, from the chief justice down to the lowliest clerk, appears to truly value silence when it comes to upcoming court opinions, big and small. No one talks, and that’s the way they like it. Contrast this with the rest of the government, which couldn’t keep secret President Barack Obama’s direct role in supervising an unprecedented U.S. cyberattack on Iran’s nuclear facilities or the existence of a double agent inside al-Qaida’s Yemen branch who tipped the U.S. to a new design for a bomb to put on a jetliner. As Republicans air their suspicion that the leaks might be deliberate to enhance the Obama administration’s stature, Attorney General Eric Holder has appointed two U.S. attorneys to investigate those two disclosures and probably additional recent national security leaks. Because far more people, of necessity, know about such secret national security operations, those investigators must examine hundreds, even thousands, of federal workers who might have known at least a chunk of the guarded information. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the law in the upcoming week or so. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, speaking to a lawyers’ convention June 15, noted a steady stream of “rumors and fifth-hand accounts” in the media about what the high court was likely to do. “My favorite among the press pieces wisely observed: ‘At the Supreme Court ... those who know don’t talk,

and those who talk don’t know,’” she said. The justices, of course, know, having officially voted on the results the same week they heard arguments. But they are not the only ones in the loop: Each of the nine justices has four clerks who know not only how their justice voted but also how the other justices stand because these clerks help research and craft the majority opinions and dissents that are circulated for justices to sign if they agree.

GREENVILLE — Elmer Werling, of Greenville passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the HaleSarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton.

In addition these 45 people surely in the know, there are an assorted number of secretaries, aides, security guards, janitors, support staff and family members keenly attuned to the inner workings of the Supreme Court’s upper floors where the justices keep their chambers. At the last moment possible, printers who prepare the paper opinions to be handed out will know.

don’t even allow cameras inside their main workplace, the Supreme Court. But that silence trickles down even beyond the justices. Those 36 clerks, who have inside knowledge of the court’s deliberations, are just as mum as their bosses despite growing up in the Internet age of bloggers, camera-phones, social media and instantly free-flowing

that water was near,” Haning said. Savannah Swanson, 7, of Piqua, got to hike through a natural “savanna,” or large, open space, at the reserve during the week. “I’m hiking through myself!” Swanson said as the group picked up leaves and fallen nuts and other natural debris in the savanna. “I’m getting all the big leaves,” said Brian Allen, 7, of Troy. Nature provided many chances to

add to the Eco-Splorers’ hats and were treasured in their backpacks. Children also had the opportunity to learn the history of the property and about the Knoop family history. The week also was filled with scarecrow building, which will be part of the park district’s annual Fall Fest in October. The week ended with old-fashioned butter making, a tractor ride and other farm fun.

The Eco-Splorers’ Farm and Garden Week was one of two new EcoSpolorer camps added to this year’s schedule. Bikeway Discovery Week kicks off on July 16 for children to explore the park’s bike trails around the county on two wheels. Other week-long Eco-Tots and Eco-Splorers camps are held throughout the summer. For more information, visit

Timeline 1912: Former President Theodore Roosevelt champions national health insurance as he unsuccessfully tries to ride his progressive Bull Moose Party back to the White House. 1929: Baylor Hospital in Texas originates group health insurance. Dallas teachers pay 50 cents a month to cover up to 21 days of hospital care per year. 1935: President Franklin D. Roosevelt favors creating national health insurance amid the Great Depression but decides to push for Social Security first. 1942: Roosevelt establishes wage and price controls during World War II. Businesses can't attract workers with higher pay so they compete through added benefits, including health insurance, which grows into a workplace perk. 1945: President Harry Truman calls on Congress to create a national insurance program for those who pay voluntary fees. The American Medical Association denounces the idea as "socialized medicine" and it goes nowhere. 1960: John F. Kennedy makes health care a major campaign issue but as president can't get a plan for the elderly through Congress. 1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson's legendary arm-twisting and a Congress dominated by his fellow Democrats lead to creation of two landmark government health programs: Medicare for the elderly and Medicaid for the poor. 1974: President Richard Nixon wants to require employers to cover their workers and create federal subsidies to help everyone else buy private insurance. The Watergate scandal intervenes. 1976: President Jimmy Carter pushes a mandatory national health plan, but economic recession helps push it aside. 1986: President Ronald Reagan signs COBRA, a requirement that employers let former workers stay on the company health plan for 18 months after leaving a job, with workers bearing the cost. 1988: Congress expands Medicare by adding a prescription drug benefit and catastrophic care coverage. It doesn't last long. Barraged by protests from older Americans upset about paying a tax to finance the additional coverage, Congress repeals the law the next year. 1993: President Bill Clinton puts first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in charge of developing what becomes a 1,300-page plan for universal coverage. It requires businesses to cover their workers and mandates that everyone have health insurance. The plan meets Republican opposition, divides Democrats and comes under a firestorm of lobbying from businesses and the health care industry. It dies in the Senate. 1997: Clinton signs bipartisan legislation creating a state-federal program to provide coverage for millions of children in families of modest means whose incomes are too high to qualify for Medicaid. 2003: President George W. Bush persuades Congress to add prescription drug coverage to Medicare in a major expansion of the program for older people. 2008: Hillary Rodham Clinton promotes a sweeping health care plan in her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. She loses to Obama, who has a less comprehensive plan. 2009: Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress spend an intense year ironing out legislation to require most companies to cover their workers; mandate that everyone have coverage or pay a fine; require insurance companies to accept all comers, regardless of any pre-existing conditions; and assist people who can't afford insurance. 2010: With no Republican support, Congress passes the measure, designed to extend health care coverage to more than 30 million uninsured people. Republican opponents scorned the law as "Obamacare." 2012: On a campaign tour in the Midwest, Obama himself embraces the term "Obamacare" and says the law shows "I do care."

Nature Continued from page 1 sunflowers, which were planted earlier in the spring, before hiking toward the Lost Creek. The group built a dam under the bridge, which created a two-foot wading area for others to enjoy on hot summer days. Haning said she liked the hikes in the woods to see 200-year-old oak and sycamore trees. “The Indians called them ghost trees because they always showed them

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information. Clerks are warned from day one not to reveal anything about their work, said lawyer Stephen Miller, who clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia. Miller remembered Chief Justice William Rehnquist warning all of the clerks in his year of the perils of leaking information from the court.“Leaks were unacceptable,” Miller remembers the chief justice sternly telling all of them. In addition to losing their job, one of the most highly sought positions for up-andcoming lawyers in the nation because it usually leads to a six-figure salary upon completion, any clerk caught revealing information would immediately be ostracized in the legal profession, Miller said. No law firm would be willing to take a chance on a lawyer who talks or leaks information to outsiders without permission. If the leaking clerk isn’t caught, the entire class would have that stigma, leading to strong peer pressure to stay silent, he said. “So what’s in it for a clerk to leak?” Miller said. The court’s mystique and reputation for silence means there have been no special warnings from the justices for employees not to spill the beans on the health care decision. It’s not that the health care decision isn’t important. It’s that clerks, secretaries, aides, janitors, and all of the other staff know they are not supposed to talk about anything the court does until the official announcement. That doesn’t mean that the court’s always been perfect at withholding information until its formal release. For example, the court inadvertently posted opinions and orders on its website about a half hour too soon in December. The last apparent leak occurred more than 30 years ago when Tim O’Brien, then a reporter for ABC News, informed viewers that the court planned to issue a particular opinion the following day. Chief Justice Warren Burger accused an employee in the printing shop of tipping O’Brien and had the employee transferred to a different job.

SHEFFIELD LAKE — Ginger Reed Lumadue, formally of Piqua, died Saturday, June 23, 2012, at her home in Sheffield Lake. A celebration of her life will be held in her honor Wednesday at the Piqua Church of the Brethren.

PIQUA — Josephine F. Baker, of Piqua, died at 9:50 am Sunday June 24, 2012 at her residence. Her funeral arrangements are pending through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home.



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RT Industries of Troy awarded Receives three-year CARF accreditation TROY — RT Industries in Troy announces it has received its first accreditation by CARF International for a period of three years. CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of persons served. RT Industries received this accreditation for three categories of community employment services including job development, job supports and job site training. In addition RT Industries also received accreditation for its organizational employment services which area citi-

zens recognize as the RT Industries production facility. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows RT Industries’ substantial conformance to CARF standards. In addition to putting itself through a rigorous peer review process, RT Industries demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality. RT Industries is a nonprofit organization with its production facility and offices located at 110 Foss Way in Troy.

It has been providing a variety of vocational services to individuals with developmental disabilities since 1973 under the umbrella of services of Riverside of Miami County. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, this accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure, and most importantly improve, the quality of their programs and services. For additional information or to arrange a tour of RT Industries, contact Blair Brubaker at 335-5784.

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have given time, donations, labor and supplies for the work that’s been done so far. Vetter also said the neighborhood group plans to conduct a dedication of the shelter, new lighting and equipment, playground hopefully sometime this fall. When originally constructed, Mote Park was part of the city’s Civic Improvement agenda, which was adopted in 1940. By November 1944, city residents had approved a 2-mill park levy, which promised parks “within your own neighborhood.” The agenda also included Bennett Park (with a

urer. “I wish we could get it started again,” said Brenda, who works as the music education aide at Piqua High School.“The community center was build with Piqua Players in mind.” The theatrical group was active between 1950-2009, Brenda said. “I joined in 1979. My mother was in Piqua Players when I was a kid,” she said of her mom, Melissa Scott.”I was around it all my life and it gave me a lifelong interest in the stage.” “The Piqua Players was one of the first community groups in the state to do a


souvenir programs from Piqua Fastballers. The Fastballers called Mote Park home from 1982 to 1990. footbridge to be constructed across the Great Miami River); Rush Creek Park to be located in Rossville as part of the NAACP endorsement; improvements at Fountain Park; and the Municipal Golf Course. The Mote Park Community Center was originally built as a home for the Piqua Players theatrical group, which featured local talent in musical productions rivaling Broadway. Brenda Vetter was part of the Piqua Players for 30 years, serving as the treas-

Broadway Musical,” she said of the production, Oklahoma. Besides starring in Piqua Player productions, Brenda also wrote several musical productions for the group,including a 50th anniversary show in 2000 and a 1930s radio variety show in 2002. “We had a ton of people in the show, but no one came to see it. That was the beginning of the end,” Brenda said, noting declining family incomes as well as a change in how we view media as two reasons why the Piqua Players came to an end.

Also using Mote Park for a number of years was the men’s fast pitch team, the Piqua Fastballers, cofounded by Gordon Wise of Piqua and Doug Plank, now of South Carolina. The team entertained and represented Piqua from 1982 to 1990. “The team consisted of men age 19 to their 40s,” Wise said. “We created one team to play out of Piqua against teams from around Ohio, but as we got further and further in to it, we played in Florida, Seattle, Washington and in Canada.” “After we got rolling and got money behind us, we brought into Piqua teams who were world champion,” Wise said, to play at Mote Park. In fact, the Fastballers were champions in the mid1980s, winning the state men’s championship in 1986, and flying to Seattle for the tournament. Then there was the sixgame series, three doubleheaders in Clearwater, Fla. against the legendary Clearwater Bombers, the team who “was the kingpin of fastpitch into the 40s, 50s and 60s,” Wise said. “It was a great nine years,”Wise said of the Fastballers at Mote Park. “We had some very nice crowds. There were improvements made to Mote Park that were totally made around to what the Fastballers were doing at that time,” he said. Today’s families often use the hill at Mote Park for sledding during snowy winters. For those who wish to rent the Mote Park Community Center, call the city parks and recreation department at 778-2085.

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Continued from page 1 bike path, or a family wishing to plug in a slow cooker.A new grill also is on the list to be installed soon. Out of the shelter project came the need to renovate the park lighting. The city electric department will be completing that work,Vetter said. The city also helped prepare the ground and helped draw up the plans for the shelter construction, he said. “We’re terribly appreciative of that.” For this year, replacing Mote Park’s playground equipment in upper Mote Park tops the neighborhood group’s list, Vetter said, by late summer or fall.With the use of $29,000 in Community Block Grant Development funds, the playground project is off to “one heck of a good start,”Vetter said.“Currently, with the help of the city, we have solicited bids, are in the final review stages and have selected a contractor. The project will have a large play area, slides, new swings and specialty mulch.” Other projects identified by Southview include painting both the interior and exterior of the Mote Park Community Center, upgrading plumbing in the center, adding benches along the proposed bike path and adding some outside access for water. Also, Vetter said, the flag pole needs replaced and the parking lot needs some attention. “We’d like to work with the park board to upgrade the basketball and tennis courts, which aren’t used much,” Vetter said. “The obvious question is, if you are really going to spend a lot of money to refurbish, is that what you really want there.” The neighborhood group hopes to continue with their community Easter Egg hunt for 2013, and look at the possibility of hosting a special event such as a motorcycle show or a car show, which in turn could be a fundraiser for the neighborhood association. “It never hurts to have a lot of people coming to look at your facilities,”Vetter said. Vetter credits “good oldfashioned volunteerism” for the work that has taken place at Mote park during the past couple of years. He said there’s too many people and businesses to name that

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Drug offense: Police found a small “drug plant” Trespassing: Police were outside at Woodgate Apartcalled to the 700 block of Cov- ments, 1433 Covington Ave. ington Avenue after a man reported two men were in his Driving without conapartment and were refus- sent: Police responded to the ing to wake up. The sleeping 600 block of North College people had permission to be Street after the complainant in the apartment, but the reported his friend’s girlresident was leaving and did- friend stole his vehicle. The n’t want them inside alone. vehicle was later located and The subjects were later returned to the owner. awoken and told to leave, which they did. Burglary: Police responded to the 600 block of Theft: Ten solar lights North College Street after a were stolen in the 400 block woman found a man in her of New Street. home without her permission. Theft: Police responded to the Piqua Public Library, 116 Assault: Police responded W. High St., after a woman to the 100 block of Gordon reported that her son’s bike Street after a man was aswas stolen while he was at saulted by another man. the library. Disorderly conduct: PoDisturbance: Police were lice were called to Tim Horcalled to the 500 block of Bev- tons, 635 West Water St., erly Drive after four people after a suspect was caught were in the street arguing masturbating by the restauand trying to fight. Everyone rant staff. Charges were filed was warned for disorderly and a report was taken.

Nominations sought 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 the parade. Nominations will be accepted thru Aug. 1. Nominations should include the

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The Blue Angels The Blue Angels is the United States Navy's flight demonstration squadron formed in 1946, and is currently the second oldest formal flying aerobatic team in the world, after the French Patrouille de France formed in 1931. The squadron's six demonstration pilots currently fly the F/A-18 Hornet in more than 70 shows at 34 locations throughout the United States each year, where they still employ many of the same practices and techniques used in their aerial displays in 1946. An estimated 11 million spectators view the squadron during air shows each year. The Blue Angels also visit more than 50,000 people a show season (March through November) in schools and hospitals. Since 1946, the Blue Angels have flown for more than 260 million spectators. Origin of squadron name, insignia and paint scheme When initially formed, the unit was called the Navy Flight Exhibition Team. The squadron was officially redesignated as the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron in December 1974. The original team was christened the Blue Angels in 1946, when one of the pilots came across the name of New York City's Blue Angel Nightclub in The New Yorker magazine; the team introduced themselves as the "Blue Angels" to the public for the first time on 21 July 1946, in Omaha, Nebraska. The official Blue Angels insignia was designed by then team leader Lt. Cmdr. R.E. "Dusty" Rhodes and approved by Chief of Naval Operations in 1949. It is nearly identical to the current design. In the cloud in the upper right quadrant, the aircraft were originally shown heading down and to the right. Over the years, the plane silhouettes have changed along with the squadron's aircraft. Additionally, the lower left quadrant, which contains the Chief of Naval Air Training insignia, has occasionally

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Written by Bill Bailey Illustrated by Michelle Duckworth Chapter 13 Sheriff plans killer party STORY SO FAR: Donnie dresses up like a ghost in a ketchup-soaked sheet. With the help of Felix, he flies around telling the townspeople that whoever poisoned Mr. Elder must pay with blood. Using Donnie as his mouthpiece, Felix explains to Jake that this will make the bad guys come after him. Felix was still using my body to talk to Jake. "Thanks to my leetle ghost routine, ze sheriff and his posse will think that you know about ze poisoning of Meester Elder. They weel try to keel you to stop you from talking." "Whoa, there," Jake said. "If I thought for one second that someone wanted to kill me, I'd be long gone from this one-horse town." "Coward!" Felix's voice said. "You would slink out of town like ze spineless jellyfish? You should be honored to give your life for Jefferson, like ze great Felix LaBauve did in ze gunfight with ze Matlock brothers." Jake stared in amazement at me. "You want me to... to... die for – ?" "Not to die... to be ze bait!" "Puh-lease," said Jake. "And you can drop the hokey French accent. We're alone, ya little nutcase." "Oui... uh, I mean, sure," I said, finally getting back control of my own voice. "So... are you going to help? Jake sighed. "Okay. We'll run this by Police Chief Banks and see what he thinks. If he goes for it... I'm willing to be the bait. But I want your mom to leave the newspaper right away. This is getting way too dangerous." "You're firing her?" I asked. "Mom needs this job." "Who said anything about firing her?" Jake asked. "I'll bring her back later, when this all blows over and things are safe again." Jake was showing his true colors, and I was glad to see his color wasn't yellow. An editor who would risk his life to get the bad guys was alright. But a guy who would protect Mom was better than alright. He was someone worth keeping around. The next night, Sheriff Matlock called an emergency meeting in the tower room with his posse. Felix and I were perched nearby again in our spot in the tree. Making a wiggly motion with his finger, Felix cracked the window open so we could hear. "Like I told you, that turnip was a warning – "Clint Ratchett said. "If you even think about saying 'I told you so,'" the sheriff snapped, "I'll slap you silly." He stuffed the cigar back in his mouth and chomped down hard. "That ghost act was something," said Judge Lulu Roberts. "It was really exciting." "Exciting!?" said Clint. "You want some real excitement, toots, try sitting in a cold jail cell for the rest of your life. 'Cause that's where we're all gonna be if we don't do something fast." "You don't have to get all huffy about it," Judge Lulu sniffed. "Cut the squabbling," barked Sheriff Matlock, standing up behind his desk. "It's time we take care of business." Then he held up the latest edition of The Jefferson Times and pointed to a photo of me, flying in my sheet. "If you'd have only listened to me -" Clint began. His timing couldn't have been worse, but he wasn't able to stop himself. For a big guy, the sheriff moved with incredible speed. He rolled the newspaper he'd been holding into a tight cylinder and leapt onto his desk. Then, with a quick motion, he thwacked Clint across the face

several times with the paper. Whap, whap, whap, whap. Straightening out of his crouch, hands on hips, the sheriff stared down from the table at the shocked pair. "I don't know how Jake Passmore found out about us poisoning old man Elder. But we're gonna shut him up. That nosy reporter, too." "What are you saying?" Judge Lulu asked. The sheriff was in no mood for air-headed questions. "I thought I was clear as glass, Lulu. What'd you think I meant?" Judge Lulu gave the sheriff a blank stare. "Well, I really can't say for sure. Let's see. You could shut someone up by putting a hand over their mouth. Or maybe by taping their mouth shut. Or by – " "Or by telling them to put a sock in it and close their stupid pie-hole!" the sheriff roared. A long pause followed his outburst. Finally, Judge Lulu said, "Yes, I suppose that would be a way. But it sounds awfully rude." She still didn't seem to get that he was talking about her. The sheriff climbed down from the desk into his chair, gripping it so hard his knuckles turned white. In a quiet, tight voice, he said, "What I'm trying to say is that it's time those folks had an incident." "What kind of incident?" Judge Lulu asked. "The kind they don't live to talk about," said the sheriff. He pulled open a drawer and lifted out his revolver to make his point. Judge Lulu put her hand to her mouth. "Oh" was all she could say. "I hear Jake carries a big wad of cash on him. Likes to flash it around," the sheriff said. "So, a fake robbery gone bad should work pretty good." "Can't we just leave them be?" asked Judge Lulu. Clint patted his toupée in place nervously. "We can't do that. They know too – " "Will you quit fiddlin' with that infernal rug on your head?" the sheriff said. Clint jerked his hand away, leaving his hairpiece tilted to one side. "Let's get down to brass tacks. I understand Jake and Holly work late at the newspaper office. Why don't we pay 'em a little visit tomorrow night?" "What do we do about the kid – Donnie?" Clint asked. "I reckon he'll be along for the party," said the sheriff. "Party?" Judge Lulu asked. "The one at The Times," said the sheriff. "I didn't know they were having one," said Judge Lulu.

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don't "They either. It's gonna be a surprise. A real killerdiller," the sheriff said, sharing a dark smile with Clint. I was gripped by fear. "What're we gonna do?" I whispered to Felix. But when I looked at him, I saw that he had started to fade in and out. He was flickering. One minute he was there, the next he was gone – then he'd be back again. Sitting on the limb beside me, he looked like a giant lightning bug, with his light coming and going. "I was afraid of theese," he said. "My work with you has pushed on ze envelope too much, with ze flying and ze voice and now bringing you into theese tree for a second time. Ze flickering ees a warning that I am being sent back to ze statue." "You can't go, Felix," I said. "The last time you left me on my own, it turned out awful." Felix flickered some more. "You will be fine. Everyone has special gifts, mon ami, but ze bonus for you ees that you actually practice yours. Now eet ees time to see ze results of theese practice, no?" "No," I said. "I can't do this without you." "Eet ees time to get out of ze comfort zone," he said.

"Comfort zone!" I exclaimed. "Are you kidding? I haven't been within a thousand miles of my comfort zone since you and Jake showed up." "You can do theese," he said, then tapped his head. "Use ze noodle. Be creative." He patted his stomach. "And use theese as well." "My belly?" I asked. "C'est ça! Intestinal fortitude," he answered. I must have looked totally clueless, because he added, "Ze guts, my boy. Courage to believe in yourself." Now the flickers were happening faster. Felix was disappearing. "Anything that does not keel you will make you better," he said. "That's the problem! We might get killed!" He was almost totally gone now, but he reappeared just long enough to say, "You have special gifts. Use them wisely, mon ami. Au revoir." As he disappeared for the last time, the window to the sheriff's meeting room closed slowly. Felix's powers to open it had disappeared along with him. Sitting there on the empty limb, I had never felt more alone. "Why do you have to leave now?" I asked out loud – even though I knew he could no longer hear me. "How can a kid like me take on the sheriff's posse all by myself?" But as soon as I asked the question, an idea popped into my head – an idea that just might turn out to be the perfect plan. The only question was... would I have the guts to pull it off?

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Tough to swallow found myself waxing nostalgic recently watching the old McDonalds in Troy being replaced with a modern, double drive- thru structure. Flashing back, it seemed only a short time ago that my family piled into our 1960 turquoise blue Buick Electra and headed off for the first McDonalds to open in the Dayton area in the early 1960s. It was located on South Dixie Drive across from the Frigidaire refrigerator factory, now the closed Moraine GM Truck Assembly plant. Memory fades over time but I do recall those tiny hamburgers selling for 18 cents (or something like that) accompanied with a small bag of these new skinny French fries topped off with a small cup of pop (brand unknown). What I do remember more than the food was the building with its bright primary colors, lights, and gold arches…as well as the crowd and all the hustle and bustle. It was all so fresh and strangely exciting.What a new concept—-fast food. And there were no tables or chairs or Ronald yet. Notice I mentioned that the drink was a “small” cup. That was pretty much the norm in the 50s through the late 60s. Soda pop mostly came in 8-ounce bottles. There were even vending machines that actually dispensed flavored, carbonated beverages right into a paper cup which hopefully dropped down and nestled into place before the valve opened…otherwise you stood there watching your drink go down the drain. I GARY OGG vividly recall the sugary Columnist grape syrup I could get for a dime from a machine at the Belmont movie house on Waterviliet Avenue where we’d go to catch monster movies. Drink sizes remained fairly small through the 60s expanding only to 16 oz. bottles by 1968. I know because one of my first jobs was “bottle boy” at Ontario Foods on Wilmington Pike where all I did was sort glass bottles into wooden cases by manufacturer, which were then picked up, cleaned, and reused by the bottlers. Customers paid a deposit on each bottle, which was then refunded upon return. This predated the start of our “throw-away” plastic society by a few years. So fast forward to the new Mickey-D’s in Troy where you can now drive thru your choice of two lines and buy a drink so large you have to use your seat belt to hold it in place on the passenger seat. Mayor Bloomberg of New York City recently expressed concern about the expanding size of soft drinks that interestingly bears a direct correlation to the expanding size of American waistbands. He actually has gone so far as to propose legislation that would ban selling sugared soft drinks in anything larger than a 16 oz. cup or container. It should come as no surprise that government conspiracists and the soft drink industry have foamed over his proposal. Some folks are saying that the government will next be telling us we need to eat broccoli and will send out the Vegetable Police to make sure we do. Lost in the fizz is that Bloomberg’s proposal will only apply to sugared drinks and that there would be no limit on how many 16 ouncers could be purchased at any one time. Heck, I’d think the beverage container industry would be supporting this since it stands to reason they would have to produce more bottles and cups. People who would otherwise die of thirst without a 128 ounce GIGANTIC GULP would have to buy eight 16 oz. containers to quench their need for survival. Soft drink manufacturers, on the other hand, are complaining that, over the years, they have only been responding to what the public wants. I don’t know about you, but I have never written a letter to the Coca-Cola company telling them I want larger portions so I can go out and buy an “upsize” adapter for my car’s cup holder or a 2-wheel cart to lug around my drink. Maybe I missed the huge write-in campaign to fast food companies such as KFC asking for a new type of sandwich made between two breaded chicken breasts or to Burger King for their new bacon sundae. On the other hand, perhaps consumers are right now planning to march on Dairy Queen’s corporate headquarters demanding they develop a corndog banana split made with at least one scoop of lard or to Pizza Hut for a new “Chainsaw Cruncher” that would be loaded with so much cheese that you’d have to use, well, a chainsaw to slice it. Over my lifetime, obesity has become a near epidemic in this country with estimates that a third of our countrymen are way, way overweight. I suspect that the food industry, in the name of bigger and fatter profits, has only capitalized on our genetic disposition for “feast or famine” developed over thousands of years during humanity’s hunter/gatherer period living on the Serengeti Plain. And speaking of that, I need to go hunt and gather some doughnuts for tomorrow’s breakfast.


Gary Ogg is a retired elementary school principal. He lives south of Casstown with his wife of 40 years, Kathy, along with two Dachshunds, Cinder and Ella. Ogg received a bachelor’s degree in family/child development from The Ohio State University, a master’s in school administration from the University of Cincinnati and a masters’ in counseling from the University of Dayton.


Obama suffers amnesia about first year as president the lost period that somehat is it with times goes unmentioned), Barack Obama and they began to argue that 27 months? Listen passing the health care bill to the president and his was critical for economic reaides talk, and you'll soon covery. hear claims that the adminObamacare, they istration has accomplished claimed, was really a jobs great things in the last 27 bill. months. BYRON YORK In an April 2009 speech “The private sector at Georgetown University creat(ed) nearly 4.3 million Columnist in which he laid out the new jobs in the last 27 "five pillars" of economic remonths," the president said covery, Obama argued that an economic at a fundraiser in Baltimore recently. "We have created 500,000 manufac- comeback would be impossible without turing jobs over the last 27 months," top passing his health care bill. "If we don't Obama economic adviser Gene Sperling invest now in a more affordable health care system," he said, "this economy simsaid at the same time on CNN. "We've had 4.3 million private-sector ply won't grow at the pace it needs to in jobs created over the last 27 months," two or five or 10 years down the road." Six months later, in October 2009, Obama campaign spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter said in a conference with health care still consuming the Democratic Congress and his adminiscall with reporters a day earlier. There are plenty of other examples. tration, Obama said, "We know that reBeyond that, whenever Mitt Romney or forming our health insurance system some other Republican attacks the pres- will be a critical step in rebuilding our ident's record, the Obama campaign economy." Even later, in January 2010, a headsends out reams of rebuttal material pointing to economic progress -- all in line on the website Politico told the story straight out: "Obama: Health bill will the last 27 months. The problem, of course, is that Barack create jobs." The president's Democratic allies Obama has been president for 40 months. So why do he and his supporters were just as vocal. "The key issue in speak as if he has only been in the White building a sustainable recovery is reform House for the last 27 -- that is, since of health care," said Rep. Henry WaxMarch 2010? It's as if the first third of man, then chairman of the powerful Obama's presidency just doesn't count. House Energy and Commerce commitObviously, the president is trying to tee, in March 2009. "(Obamacare) will create 4 million make his record look better; his first months in the White House saw devas- jobs," then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tating job losses and economic misery. said nearly a year later, in February Yet most of what Obama accomplished 2010, "400,000 jobs almost immediately." Even as the president and his team domestically also occurred in that unclaimed that passing Obamacare was mentioned period. In fact, March 2010 just happened to the most important thing they could do be the month in which the president's to bring about economic recovery, they signature achievement, the national also promised that at some point in the health care program known as Oba- future they would "pivot" from health care to the economy. It was a little conmacare, became law. It came at a time when Americans fusing -- why the need to pivot if Obawere desperate for Obama to devote all macare was really about jobs? -- but in of his attention to fixing the economy the end, there would be no pivot until and helping create jobs. What is some- after the health care bill became law. It times forgotten today is that, at the time, came first. These days, the president doesn't talk the president and his allies in Congress argued that passing Obamacare was, in about pivoting much -- his campaign fact, the most important thing they even became angry recently when Romney brought it up. But Democrats are could do to create jobs. Democrats had wanted to pass na- likely to hear much more about it as the tional health care for generations. But campaign goes on. Whenever Team faced with a terrible economic crisis, Obama touts its record over the past 27 they were pressed to explain why they months, the Romney campaign will rewere spending time on health care mind them that's not the whole story. rather than the economy. So after passByron York is chief political correing the $826 billion stimulus in February 2009 (another accomplishment of spondent for The Washington Examiner.


To the Editor: We’ve been reading the articles regarding the water situation in Piqua and the possibility of obtaining water from the City ofTroy.It is our understanding that the Troy System is over 40 years old and we are concerned that at some point their water system would need to be rebuilt or otherwise upgraded which would cause further expense to the citizens of Piqua. I feel the City of Piqua should build their own new water plant. Again the wooden bridge on the linear walkway has caught fire. Since this has happened several times previously, and it probably won’t be the last time, we believe the city leaders should invest in repairs with materials that are not so easily burned instead of investing what I understand will be a large sum of money in repairs and still leave the bridge vulnerable. On June 20, I read in the Call that our city leaders are balking on a 3 percent raise for six departments in the city. While we spend substantial sums of money on city maintenance we believe the Commissioners should reconsider and give the employees who maintain the city the recommended raise. It is our understanding that the picketing employees haven’t had a wage increase since 2008,while other Piqua employees have had their wages increased. Sincerely, Chris L. Evans Piqua


To the Editor: As the news slowly became public of the sale of a part of the Bradford “Y” Yard Park to build a Dollar General Store, I felt a surge of remorse at the thought of this event taking place on a piece of our legacy. Dollar General Store coming to town — great. Built on our public park upon real estate set aside to remember our railroad history, to me not so good. Our city fathers and powers that be, basically felt this was the monetary and capitalistic right move for all residents of our Village. So the thoughts of your scribe is not to find fault with the leaders and city workers who have done a great job of updating and modernizing our town. On the other hand, maybe they do not have the same affliction for railroad lore and its’ profound influence on Bradford’s very existence as this ol’ railroad buff. As village residents, you owe yourself a visit to the Bradford Railroad Museum to see photos and artifacts, to understand what once stood in the “Y” Yard park. When I attended Bradford schools, we were the” Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or Bradford Railroaders,” abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition after the last train left the government for a redress of grievances. Bradford in 1985, through attrition we became “RoadWhere to Write ers.” Now after the new “Bud” O’Brien, Jack Evans and Richard school was built on RailPublic officials can be contacted through the following addresses and telephone Cultice, 201 W. Main St., Troy, OH road Avenue, and with numbers: 45373 440-5910; commissioners@co- classes to promote the his■ Lucy Fess, mayor, 5th Ward tory and legacy of their vilsioner,, ■ John R. Kasich, Ohio governor, Vern lages heritage, the 615-9251 (work), 773-7929 (home) Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., ColumRailroader logo is alive ■ John Martin, 1st Ward Commissioner, bus, OH 43215, (614) 644-0813, Fax: again., 773-2778 (614) 466-9354 As you patronize the (home) ■ State Sen. Bill Beagle, 5th District, Ohio new Dollar General Store, ■ William Vogt, 2nd Ward Commissioner, please give thought to fact, Senate, First Floor, Columbus, Ohio, 773-8217 under the cement you are 43215; (614) 466-6247; e-mail: SDstanding on the “Ghost ■ Joe Wilson, 3rd Ward Commissioner, Tracks,” which put the sign, 778-0390 ■ State Rep. Richard Adams, 79th Disat the edge of town and the ■ Judy Terry, 4th Ward Commissioner, trict, House of Representatives, The name on the water tower, 773-3189 Riffe Center, 77 High St. 13th Floor, ■ City Manager Gary Huff, ghuff@piColumbus, OH 43215, (614) 466-8114, — BRADFORD, OHIO Lee Dunn, 778-2051 Fax: (614) 719-3979; Bradford ■ Miami County Commissioners: John




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DEAR MARRIED AS ANYONE: No, but there is plenty you can say after it’s over. At that time, you AND your husband should talk to his mother together so she hears from both of you that DEAR TRIED: I don’t her sniping is inapproprithink so. You were being ate. considerate of your granddaughter’s feelings. Had she DEAR ABBY: Would you attended, she would have please weigh in on whether been bored, and one of your you think wearing sunguests or her mother and glasses indoors — particugrandmother would have larly in the evening — is had to entertain her. rude and not conducive to Frankly, it would have been friendly communication a distraction from the cele- with others? (This isn’t a sitbration. That your daugh- uation involving eye probter-in-law would be so lems.) petulant as to “punish” you — NOTHING TO for making the intelligent HIDE IN NEW choice you did indicates that JERSEY she has some growing up to do. You owe no one any DEAR NOTHING TO apologies; Sydney does. HIDE: It is said that the eyes are the windows of the DEAR ABBY: My sister- soul. I agree that trying to in-law, the only girl and the converse with someone who youngest of my husband’s is wearing sunglasses can siblings, is being married be confusing, because it presoon. We couldn’t be hap- vents you from picking up pier. The problem is my nonverbal cues you might mother-in-law. Anytime the otherwise be given. subject of the wedding The person you’re writing comes up and I chime in, about may be shy, paranoid she says, “How would YOU or hiding the bleary remknow? You didn’t have a nants of a hangover. But unwedding.” less you ask why he or she My husband and I eloped is hiding behind the sunsix years ago. Since then, glasses, you will never know the subject of weddings has if there’s a valid reason for been a problem between my it. mother-in-law and me. In Dear Abby is written by my opinion, I DID have a wedding. There was a beau- Abigail Van Buren, also tiful location, an officiant, a known as Jeanne Phillips, dress, and a commitment and was founded by her made between my husband mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at and me. She continues to make it or P.O. painfully obvious that she Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA feels it wasn’t a valid wed- 90069.

JOHN CARUCCI Associated Press UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — WWE superstar John Cena granted his 300th wish to a 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy with a spinal condition, continuing his streak as the most popular celebrity granter in Make-A-Wish Foundation history. Jonny Littman wanted to meet his hero, and the WWE accommodated that wish Monday night before an episode of "Raw" live from New York's Long Island. But Jonny got a bonus to his wish. On Wednesday morning, Jonny was being interviewed on "Good Morning America" when Sam Champion asked him about his green T-shirt. After Jonny told him it was John Cena, Champion asked if anyone knew the WWE Superstar. The pro wrestler and actor walked out to Jonny's surprise and presented him with another gift. This time it was tickets for him and his family to attend the 1,000th episode of the WWE show. To put Cena's 300 granted wishes in perspective, Michael Jordan has granted around 200 and Kobe Bryant is in the 100-wish range. "I truly give hats off to Make-A-Wish for keeping statistics," Cena said Monday before the show. "They had a nice

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little celebration for me at 200, and I humbly said we should do it at 1,000. "We're just getting started," he said enthusiastically. But Cena was clearly touched by the latest one. "I'm just flattered completely that I could be the wish," he said. Jonny, from Hop Bottom, Pa., has severe congenital malformation and spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. He spoke to his hero for a few minutes and took some pictures with him. He even put on his WWE Championship belt. His mother, Ruth, says his surgeons wore it during his last surgery. After signing T-shirts and WWE merchandise and presenting him with a videogame system, the superstar graciously walked out of the room. Cena prepared for his featured match, and Jonny and his family waited to go into the Nassau Coliseum for a live televised weekly show, "Raw." After he left the room, Jonny chanted: "Cena. John Cena. Cena." Cena is following a WWE tradition of granting wishes. The organization grants about 140 wishes per year between requests to meet WWE Superstars or attend its live shows. The tradition started in the early 1980s with Hulk Hogan being the most requested. And while these wishes make children with life-threatening medical con-

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DEAR ABBY: I just celebrated my 80th birthday at a party with 22 of my dearest friends. I also invited my daughter-in-law, “Sydney,” and her mother. The problem is, I didn’t invite my 8-year-old granddaughter. I explained that I felt she wouldn’t enjoy herself with all of us senior women. Sydney disagreed. I then suggested perhaps it would be better if I had a dinner party for the entire family the following evening (on my actual birthday) at a fine dining restaurant. In retaliation for my not inviting my granddaughter, Sydney declined the dinner invitation, although all other family members attended. My “punishment” was not to receive a birthday present from her. Was I wrong not to invite my granddaughter to a party with my 80-year-old friends? — TRIED TO BE CONSIDERATE


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Thanks to donors and library news ou don’t see it much anymore, what with modern machinery expelling hay and straw bales the size of houses, but do you ever look in the field and see fellas stacking hay bales on a wagon, or straw bales being kicked into one on its way to the baling crew at the barn? The next thought is usually, it’s 95 thousand degrees out, and I’m glad I’m not doing that. My next thought is,I’m jealous. I started baling when I was 14 years old, and I worked that job every summer with regularity until I was 24. I’ve had a handful of different baling employers,but on one farm in particular in Russia, I spent that entire 10-year time span working occasionally as a baler for the same farming family — on at least three different generations of baling crews. When I moved to Columbus, I graduated to sorting boxes at UPS and got away from farm work, but the princi-


ples (and work load) were the same. Respect to the guys putting hay and straw in mounds in this current weather cycle — it’s hard work, but I honestly believe it to be satisfying and fun. Living back in the area and with my summers off, I think I may re-enter the profession. If nothing else, it would look good on my résumé to say that I teach a little, coach a little, write a little, and bale hay. Dusty Blythe,the pride of the CHS Class of 2002 (and almost as cool as your dashing narrator, Class of 2003), was kind enough to work with me to get you the information on the 2nd annual Christmas In July — Staci Jo Blythe memorial golf tournament. From the Blythe Family: “On July 28, at the Stillwater Valley Golf Club in Versailles, the 2nd annual ‘Christmas in July’ golf scramble will take place in memory of Staci Jo Blythe. Staci was a beautiful, car-

ing, and amazing individual who battled a tumor for three and a half years and went home to be with the Lord in 2010 at the age of 29. This memorial tournament serves as a fundraiser to help children in need at Christmas time by providing gifts for them. The money raised from the inaugural tournament was able to put a smile on the faces of 172 children this past Christmas and we hope to help more kids this year. Celebrating Christmas and giving back to children in our community was very special for Staci and something she was tremendously passionate about. It truly was a blessing to know that last year’s fundraiser was able to provide presents and memories to so many kids. We are so thankful to all the donors, participants and volunteers who made this possible and honored Staci’s memory is such a positive and uplifting way. If you are

interested in participating this year by either donating, sponsoring a hole, or playing, please contact Dusty Blythe by phone (937-2141717) or by email ( You can also contact Stillwater Valley Golf Club by phone 526-3041 and visit their website to obtain the tournament form as well as information regarding the golf course. Again, thanks to everyone for making this possible and for keeping Staci’s memory alive; please continue to keep this fundraiser in your thoughts and prayers.” News from JR Clarke Public Library: • Those children walking or riding in the Covington Summer Bash parade on July 7 with the library children are to meet in the library parking lot at 10:20 a.m. The children will join the parade when it arrives at the end of Walnut Street. Parents are encouraged to

walk with their children. Those parents who do not accompany their children may pick them up on Broadway at the end of Debra Street. • 9 a.m., July 28 at the library: Mark this date on your calendar for the summer reading program’s concluding party. All children eligible to attend the party will receive an invitation. This summer’s program has proven to be very popular among our young readers. Many children have made the library a regular ice cream stop in their summer activities.Prizes are going to be awarded differently this year. We will be awarding prizes to those children who have read the most books in their age level. The final count for the prizes will be taken Thursday,July 26. So, remember to return your books by this time so they may be added to your name to be in contention for a prize. Books returned on Friday and Saturday will be

KYLE MOORE Columnist counted in our overall count but not included in those books read by individuals for a prize. Kyle’s Summer Reading recommendation is a book I first read in Mrs. Kiser’s third-grade class, and one that I read again about a year ago, and it’s still as good — “The Cay” by Theodore Taylor. Email or call 418-7428 to put something in print.

Side-by-side for 26 years nessey. “I really enjoyed helping out so I told Rita if she ever retired, she should let me know. I never thought she would take me up on it.” A year later, in March of 1985, Rita did just that and Myers became the school secretary. Nerderman took a different course after high school, moving directly into the work force, first at United Telephone as an operator and then at Baumfolder. “I got my business training from Sister Rose Aquinas at Holy Angels High School,” said Nerderman. “She taught me well.” Nerderman met her husband, Fred, at the Crystal Ballroom. She stopped working to raise nine daughters. Once her girls were all school age, Nerderman was asked by Lehman Principal Mike Barhorst to help type the school’s Graded Courses of Study. She did that task and worked evenings, tabulating pledges for the school’s 1985 Development Campaign. In September, Barhorst said, “You know, we’re going to have to start paying you for this.” Nerderman moved from volunteer to employee, joining her former school chum in the main office. That office is a busy place. Aside from handling attendance, correspondence, phones,accounts payable,accounts receivable and student records, Myers and Nerderman are the organizers of most of the celebrations at the school, including Christmas gifts for the administrators and birthday treats and cards for teachers and staff. Now they are the ones being celebrated.Former faculty member Gail Brandewie and current faculty member Sister Ginny Scherer nominated the pair for inclusion in Lehman’s Hall of Fame. The induction dinner is planned for Aug, 4, at the school. Working with a close friend has made the years fly by for both women. Since they worked at the school during the years that their

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children were enrolled, they made even more connections to the Lehman Community. Myers’ five children and Nerderman’s nine are all graduates of Holy Angels Elementary and Lehman Catholic. In fact, what Lehman staff members may miss the most is their extensive knowledge of the families and alumni that make up what is affectionately referred to as the Lehman Community. What they will miss is the caring nature of that community. “Several years ago, a lot of people pitched in to buy us new desks,” Myers said. “One day,they told us we had to attend an assembly. We thought that was strange as we hardly ever go to an assembly because the phone just keeps ringing regardless. But we went and while it was going on, several members of the administration and the janitorial staff were frantically assembling our new desks. When we walked back into the office, it was quite a shock. But good things like that happen all the time around here.” Nerderman knows firsthand how supportive the Lehman Community can be. Three years ago, she underwent successful kidney transplant surgery. “I feel wonderful now,” she said. “With all who were praying, there is no reason why you wouldn’t get better.” As the fiscal year draws to a close, the ladies of the main office are about to give up their desks to new personnel. Teresa Haller is taking over as secretary and Rita Pedersen will become the new bookkeeper. Myers and Nerderman have been sitting idly by for several weeks as the “newbies” learn the ropes. “After 26 years of balancing the school’s checkbook like it was my own, it’s hard to let go,” Nerderman said. When asked about the biggest changes they have seen in 26 years,both women point to two things. “The technology of course,” Myers said.“When we first got computers, they sent us to a sem-


Eileen Myers points to the building addition plaque as she and Sharon Nerderman reminisce about their careers at Lehman Catholic. inar in northern Kentucky for training. I remember sitting there taking down the instructions in shorthand. That seems crazy now but that was how I was trained.” Nerderman agreed that technology has changed her job immensely over the years and the newly acquired Peachtree software has made things much easier. They both praised current Assistant Principal Jake Johnson as being a big help with the challenges of computers and technology. “The second biggest change has been the security of schools in general,” Myers said.“When we started, anyone could just walk in, but times are different. Now the doors are all locked during the day and every visitor has to sign in. No one trusts people as much anymore.” Both ladies agreed that one of the most exciting times at Lehman was the 21st Century Campaign that led to the building of the school’s addition in 1997. “It was a huge goal to raise that kind of money,” Nerderman said. “We received so much support, not just from our families but from business, industry and the entire community.” So what do they plan to do in retirement? Myers’ response was “anything I want!” and “I can get used to

not getting up early.” Myers and her husband will visit son Matt in Colorado and also vacation in South Carolina. Their other children live in the area and they have 11 grandchildren with another on the way. Nerderman and her husband will visit Cape Hatteras with six of their daughters and their families. They are expecting grandchild number 19 in the fall. “I will be going to a lot of ballgames,” said Nerderman. “The really fun thing is that we have twelve grandsons.After having all girls, I am enjoying watching the boys grow up.” “I will miss the day-to-day routine, but mostly I will miss the kids,” said Myers. “The students make it all

worthwhile and being around them keeps you young.We have made a lot of lifelong friends with the kids. And many of them have remembered our retirement with cards and gifts.” As they tried to list their favorite memories, they told many stories about working for Mike Barhorst, who as it turns out, can be a real practical joker. Nerderman said, “We have had a good time here. We laughed all the time,sometimes so hard that we cried. Day in and day out, not many people can say that about their jobs.” Laughter and friendship seem to sum up the careers of these remarkable women — laughter, friendship and a lot of packed lunches.

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SIDNEY — They first had adjoining desks in the first grade. Sixty years later, Eileen Myers and Sharon Nerderman are finally getting out of school. “We met in the first grade at Holy Angels School,” Myers said. “I was a country girl and Sharon was a city girl, so I had to pack my lunch,and she could go home for lunch.” “I was so jealous,” Nerderman said. “I wanted to pack my lunch too.” There have been many packed lunches as the two have worked side by side for the last 26 years in the front office at Lehman Catholic High School. Myers, the school secretary,and Nerderman, the bookkeeper, recently announced their retirement. “We always said we would go out together and it is time,” Myers said.“We are so close that we are like sisters.” “We think a lot alike and share the same values,” added Nerderman.“Our children grew up together and our husbands are friends too. We may have separation anxiety when we don’t see each other every day.” In 7th grade, they moved together from the school downtown to Holy Angels Junior/ Senior High School in the building that now houses Lehman. The rooms where they spent junior high are right down the hall from the main office that became their home away from home. Following high school, Myers attended the University of Dayton to pursue her dream of becoming an English teacher.She changed her mind after a semester and enrolled at Miami Jacobs Business College to study stenography, not realizing that she would end up working in a school anyway. She returned to Sidney to work at LeRoi. It was there that she met her future husband, Phil. She stopped working to have a family, but in 1984, she saw a notice in the church bulletin asking for a volunteer to help the secretary at Lehman, Rita Hen-

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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 2 BEDROOM, appliances, air, garage, lawn care. $550 plus deposit, no pets. Call (937)492-5271. 2 BEDROOM upstairs in Piqua. Stove, refrigerator furnished, washer dryer hookup. Off street parking. Nice neighborhood. No pets. $400 monthly. (937)214-0741 $99 DEPOSIT SPECIAL 2 & 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS BUCKEYE COMMUNITY APTS. 580 Staunton Commons Apt. C8, Troy (937)335-7562

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TROY, 1 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 month. $200 Deposit Special! (937)673-1821 TROY, 2 bedrooms, upstairs, all electric, stove and refrigerator. Metro accepted. $490/month, deposit $300. (937)339-7028 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

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

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PIQUA, 2 Bedroom, 829 Camp Street, 2 car garage, stove, refrigerator, No pets! $675 monthly (937)418-8912

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

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

535 Farm Supplies/Equipment

CEMETERY PLOTS, Miami Memorial Park, Covington, Ohio, includes 2 lots and 2 vaults, Christus Section, $1600. (937)773-3623.

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

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LIFT CHAIR, sable brown, 1.5 years old, wall hugger, place 6" from wall to recline, excellent condition, very comfortable, $850, (937)773-7913

IN COUNTRY near Bradford, 2 bedroom trailer, $400 monthly. ( 9 3 7 ) 4 1 7 - 7 1 1 1 (937)448-2974

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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

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


CRIB, real wood, good condition, $75 (937)339-4233 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 DRESS SHIRTS, Business mens dress shirts size 16-1/2 and 17, brand names, $80 for all 10, (937)492-2096 ELLIPTICAL EXERCISER, New. 204 S Walnut St Fletcher. (937)368-2290 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 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.

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 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

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

592 Wanted to Buy CASH, top dollar paid! Junk cars/ trucks, running/ non-running. I will pick up. (937)719-3088, (937)451-1019.

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

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KITTEN, one grey tiger, short hair, FREE, (937)214-1455 KITTENS, gorgeous tabbies, (2) short hair females, (1) long hair male, Litter box trained, Free to good homes only, (937)473-2122 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

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

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


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IN BRIEF ■ Clarification Due to the sports editor’s bad memory, several Versailles state champions from the last serveral years were omitted from Saturday’s column. They included Damian Winner and Christine Borchers, along with several relay teams.

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49ers lose out to teachers SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A California county has surprised both the San Francisco 49ers and city of Santa Clara leaders by pulling $30 million in tax funds from the new 49ers stadium. Santa Clara County officials told the Mercury News ( ) Saturday that they would rather spend the money on teachers. The team and the city said voters had specifically earmarked redevelopment money to help build the $1.2 billion stadium and that the county has no right to keep it. The 49ers and Santa Clara officials will craft an official response this week. Lawsuits are likely, according the newspaper. The revocation occurred Friday by a new board that oversees property tax from redevelopment zones.

INSIDE ■ Lang ends Duke LPGA drought, page 14. ■ Bowyer wins Sonoma road race, page 16.

MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012

Post 184 wins tournament Lavey picks up win in championship game CHILLICOTHE — Piqua American Legion Post 184 coach Jim Roberts had been looking for a spark from this summer’s team. He got exactly what he was looking for this weekend in the Jim Jadin Memorial tournament in Chillicothe. Post 184 recorded a 5-1 record in winning the tournament, improving its record 14-10 on the season. “We had just been hanging around the .500 mark,” Roberts, whose team took a 9-9 record into the tournament, said. “Absolutely, this is huge for us. “We were down a few kids for the semifinals and finals. We had some kids that normally don’t get to play in there and they stepped up and did a great job.” In the semifinals, Piqua faced top seed Toledo Black Post 335. Post 184, who had gone 3-1 in pool play, pulled off the upset, hanging on for a 6-5 win. “They were the number one seed,” Roberts said.



“They had a freshman pitcher who was a monster. We were able to jump on him early and get the win. We just made more plays than they did.” Damian Richard got Post 184 off to a fast start, with a two-run triple in the first and added a double later in the game, going 3-for-4 at the plate. Ethan Bruns and Dominic Richard both double. Bruns would get the win on the mound, with Brandon Wysong picking up the save. They combined to strikeout three and walk one. That set up a matchup with Steubenville Post 33 in the championship game. Piqua had defeated Steubenville in the open-


ing game in the tournament and repeated the feat with a 6-2 victory. And because of a bizarre set of circumstances in the fourth game of the tournament, Colin Lavey made the start in the championship game. The Piqua senior had started the fourth game, but late in the first inning, he was walking back to the mound after covering home plate when the on deck batter hit him swinging the bat, injuring his ribs. “I have never seen anything like that,” Roberts said. “Fortunately, Colin (Lavey) was able to go in the championship game.” He pitched the first six innings, before Wysong entered in the seventh to get the save. They combined


to strikeout two and walk four. “It was nice to see a Piqua kid get the win in the championship game,” Roberts said. “Brandon (Wysong) is just doing a great job for us in relief. He is really throwing the ball well.” Damian Richard and Zach Niekamp both doubled and Richard and Kyle Niekamp shined on defense. “Kyle Niekamp had some spectacular plays in the infield on defense and Damian Richard had some spectacular plays in centerfield,” Roberts said. Post 184 had opened the tournament with a 11-6 win over Steubenville. Trevor Jacobs got the win, striking out nine and walking two.

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Former Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford is giving $500,000 toward the construction of a new dormitory at Oklahoma. The university announced Saturday that Bradford was donating a half-million dollars that will go toward the building of Headington Hall, which is scheduled to be completed in fall 2013 and will house athletes and students. Bradford's gift comes two months after Adrian Peterson pledged $1 million to the Headington Hall project and a scholarship endowment. The university called that donation the largest ever from a former student-athlete.


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QUOTED "Golf is a funny game, a really funny game." —Marc Leishman on his first win on the PGA Tour Sunday with a 62

Damian Richard led the Piqua attack with a double. Piqua followed that with a 13-3 win over Chillicothe Post 57. Jeff Hall was 3-for-3 with two doubles, while Zach and Kyle Niekamp both doubled. Wysong and Reece Jones tripled, while Zach Niekamp picked up the win with seven strikeouts and one walk. Dominic Richard powered Piqua to a 15-2 win over Hillsboro Post 129 to lock up a spot in the semifinals. Richard was 3-3 with two doubles. Kyle Pipinger tripled and was the winning pitcher, striking out three and walking one. In the game where Lavey was injured, Piqua suffered its only loss, a 6-5 defeat at the hands of Toledo Gold Post 335. Dominic Richard took the loss, striking out four and walking one, while Zach Niekamp had a double. Piqua will look to continue to swing the hot bats this week, beginning tonight at Urbana.

Deep in thought

Bradford gives OU $500,000



Rough finish for Cincinnati Ninth-inning homer dooms Reds CINCINNATI (AP) — Aroldis Chapman got another chance, and gave it away. The shaky Reds closer was tagged by Josh Willingham's two-run homer in the ninth inning Sunday, rallying the Minnesota Twins over Cincinnati 4-3. In Chapman's previous outing, he allowed a gameending, two-run homer to Asdrubal Cabrera in the 10th inning at Cleveland last Tuesday. This time, Chapman relieved starter Mike Leake

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with a one-run edge. Joe Mauer doubled off the leftfield wall with one out and Willingham followed with his 15th homer of the season, a 438-foot drive into the second level in left on a 3-1 pitch. Reds manager Dusty Baker believes Chapman's problems stem from falling behind hitters, forcing him to come in with his fastball. He can throw it at more than 100 mph, but it's less effective when batters know it's See REDS/Page 14


Aroldis Chapman reacts to giving up a home run.

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Tony La Russa is already thinking about which players he might add to the National League roster for next month's All-Star game. La Russa retired after leading St. Louis to the World Series title last year. But Commissioner Bud Selig announced in January that La Russa would become the second retired manager to lead a team in the Midsummer Classic. La Russa, who attended the NASCAR Sprint Cup stop in Sonoma on Sunday, said he has had a lot of conversations with longtime pitching coach Dave Duncan about the NL roster for the July 10 game in Kansas City. "It's an important choice," he said. "I know within a few days we're going to get a roster and then you see what teams are not represented. "I've enjoyed staying close (to it), trying to see who's hot and who deserves to be on the team." When asked if Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey or Giants ace Matt Cain would get the start, La Russa also added Cardinals pitchers Adam Wainwright and Lance Lynn into the mix. "I don't know yet for sure when their spot lines up," he said. "If a guy is going to pitch on Saturday, you think about if he's pitching Thursday or Friday then he's fresher. You'd like to get off the first inning or two with See ALL-STAR/Page 14




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PGA Tour win worth wait Leishman shoots 62, waits two hours in clubhouse


Brittany Lang had a blast in her first LPGA win.

Lang outlasts trio for LPGA victory Reid gets emotional win WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) — Brittany Lang won the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title, birdieing the par-5 18th three straight times in a playoff. Lang missed a birdie try on the hole in regulation, leaving her tied with Hee Kyung Seo, Inbee Park and Chella Choi at 16-under 286. Choi was eliminated on the first extra hole, and Park dropped out on the second. Lang closed with her second straight 67, Choi had a 63, Seo a 67, and Park a 69. Lang, Seo and Park, playing together in the final threesome at Grey Silo, all had a chance to win in regulation, but settled for pars on the finishing hole to set up the playoff. Stacy Lewis, a twotime winner this year, and U.S. Women's Open champion So Yeon Ryu shot 64 to tie for fifth at 15 under. Lewis opened with a 72, then shot 64-69-64. Shanshan China's Feng, coming off a major

victory two weeks ago in the LPGA Championship, was another stroke back along with Anna Nordqvist. Feng had a 66, and Nordqvist a 67. Michelle Wie tied for 68th at 3 over. She shot a 74. ■ England's Melissa Reid won the Prague Golf Masters on Sunday, four weeks after her mother was killed in a car accident in Germany. Reid made a 6-foot par putt on the 18th hole for an even-par 72 and a one-stroke victory over Italy's Diana Luna. Reid finished at 7under 207 for her fourth Ladies European Tour victory. "To be honest, I wasn't that nervous," Luna said. "I think with something like what's happened to my family and me the last four weeks, nothing really seems that difficult anymore ... "It will make me fight and nothing will seem as bad as what I've been through, so yeah, I actually felt very calm and I knew I was going to hole the putt on 18." Luna shot a 69.

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Marc Leishman shot an early 8-under 62 and won the Travelers Championship for his first PGA Tour title Sunday when Charley Hoffman blew a two-stroke lead. The 28-year-old Australian began the day six strokes behind the leaders, but made eight birdies and no bogeys, then sat in the clubhouse for over two hours and watched. He finished at 14-under 266. Hoffman was 16 under heading to the 17th hole, but pushed his tee shot right and into the water. He made a double bogey, and bogeyed the 18th after failing to get up and down from a greenside bunker. Hoffman closed with a 66 to tie for second with Masters champion Bubba Watson, who shot a 65. Leishman became the fifth player in seven years to break through with their first tour win at River Highlands, joining Fredrik Jacobson last year, Watson in 2010, Hunter Mahan in 2007 and J.J. Henry in 2006. Leishman's 62 was the lowest score in a final round by a champion on tour this season. "I didn't think it was going to be enough," he said. "Golf is a funny game, a really funny game." Hoffman seemed to be in command standing on the 17th tee, and still had a chance to win on 18. He put his tee shot onto a hill to the right and he put his second shot into the bunker. He ran that shot long and missed a 17foot par putt. "When it's said and done, obviously a bad finish and a bad taste in my mouth, but you learn from it," he said. "Any time you put yourself in contention, you learn from that." Watson made a run at the lead on the front nine, with four birdies. But he had to scramble on the back nine, saving par on the 15th after putting his tee shot in the water. He also made par on 17 after hitting his second shot over the water and onto


Roland Thatcher reacts to hitting his approach shot in the bunker on 18. the green from the rough. ■ Mark Calcavecchia won the Montreal Championship on Sunday for his second Champions Tour title, matching the course record with an 8-under 64 for a four-stroke victory. The 52-year-old Calcavecchia had six birdies and chipped in for eagle on the par-5 16th hole on Richelieu Valley's Vercheres Course. He finished at 16-under 200. "I made some nice 4footers for pars, which were nice," Calcavecchia said. "I get a little shaky on those on occasion and for some reason today I just felt good on them, and then that 16th happened and I figured that even if I bogeyed the last two holes, I'd be fine, which I was. "Actually, at 17 I hit a bad iron into the green and then I had a Tiger

Woods thought. “I didn't want to make any bogeys. It would have been easy to just kind of go ahead and miss that putt, make a bogey and who knows what on the last hole, but I really wanted to keep the round clean. “I only made two bogeys all week so I thought that playing this golf course all weekend without a bogey was pretty good." The 1989 British Open champion, Calcavecchia won for the third time in Canada, following victories in the PGA Tour's 1997 Greater Vancouver Open and 2005 Canadian Open. He also set a PGA Tour record with nine straight birdies in the 2009 Canadian Open. ■ Danny Willett of England won his first Euro-



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coming. "He is right," Chapman said through interpreter and assistant trainer Tomas Vera. "The last two outings, I've had that issue." Baker was determined to use Chapman (4-4) even though Leake had thrown just 86 pitches while allowing five hits and two runs with no walks and five strikeouts in eight innings. "That's (Chapman's) job," Baker said. "Leake just came off throwing 112 pitches his last time. That was the most he'd ever thrown. Everybody's got a job. What if I send Leake out and he gives it up? The hitters coming up he would have been facing for the fourth time. He'd done enough. He did his job." Chapman, now 8 for 12 in save opportunities, denied that he was bothered by lower-back problems that Baker had previously mentioned. "I haven't thrown one pitch where I was feeling a problem," the Cuban said. "I've been feeling good." Leake had no problem with Baker's decision. "If they had said (the ninth) was your inning, I could've gone out there, but the guy throws 100," Leake said. "It was a pretty good decision to put a fresh arm in there. It

just didn't work out." Willingham's homer overcame Joey Votto's eighth-inning, two-run homer that had given the Reds a 3-2 lead. Minnesota left-hander Scott Diamond (6-3), who'd lost his last two starts, allowed three runs and eight hits in eight innings. He struck out seven and also hit two batters, Votto and Brandon Phillips, with consecutive pitches in the third. Former Reds pitcher Jared Burton worked the ninth for his first career save. The loss left the NL Central leaders at 7-8 in interleague play this season and 104-131 all-time. The Twins finished 9-9 this year and are 157-125 all-time. The Reds took a 1-0 lead in the fourth on Devin Mesoraco's leadoff double down the left-field line, Leake's sacrifice and Wilson Valdez's two-out single. Trevor Plouffe tied the score with his 15th homer of the season, a 385-foot drive to right-center field with one out in the fifth. The shot extended to 62 the number of consecutive games in which at least one home run has been hit at Great American Ball AP PHOTO Park, the longest current Joey Votto watches a home run Sunday afternoon streak in the majors.

the guy you start and dominate the other side. I'm dancing (around this) as hard as I can dance." La Russa spent 16 seasons in St. Louis and managed for 33 seasons overall. He is third on the career list with 2,728 wins, trailing second-place John McGraw by just 35 victories. This will be La Russa's sixth time managing an All-Star team, three in each league. He agreed to work for Selig after stepping away from the Cardinals, but he doesn't see this as his last baseball job. "I'm really fortunate that the commissioner has given me something to do," he said. "He knows that at some point I want to be involved with a team, not just in the dugout but in the front office with some responsibility of win or lose." The 67-year-old La Russa also managed St. Louis to the title in 2006, when the Cardinals beat the Detroit Tigers in five games in the World Series. One of the most memorable moments of that series occurred when La Russa prompted the umpires to ask Kenny Rogers to clean off his left hand during Game 2, concerned about a brown smudge on the base of his thumb.

pean Tour title after beating Marcus Fraser of Australia in a playoff at the BMW International Open on Sunday. Willett shot a finalround 73 for an 11 under total of 277 to finish with a share of the lead with Fraser, who shot a last day 71 in rainy conditions on the Gut Larcenhof course. Willett then sealed his first tour win in 106 starts at the fourth extra hole with a par when Fraser bogeyed. Both players started the playoff with pars on the first and bogeys on the second before again shooting par on the third. Three players — Ireland's Paul McGinley (66), England's Chris Wood (73) and Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (69) — finished tied for third at 10 under.

Rogers insisted it was a mix of mud, resin, spit and dirt, but La Russa thought otherwise. So naturally La Russa watched with some interest when Major League Baseball suspended Tampa Bay reliever Joel Peralta for eight games last week for having pine tar on his glove, "gobs of it," according to the former manager. "The only thing that completes the story is especially in the cool weather, which is part of the case in the World Series, the balls are very glossy, slippery and so pine tar is something pitchers use to get a better grip and hitters are happy they use it," La Russa said. "So it's the point of grip versus too much to make it do strange things. "It's one of those deals, if it gets excessive like Peralta, he got nailed and he took his punishment and he'll fix it. Eight days is precedent." La Russa also visited the garage before Sunday's race, and was impressed with the scene "In the end, all these drivers, you can feel all that intensity," he said. "Those guys are concentrating. I enjoy that a lot. . One winner. A bunch of losers. Tough way to make a living."



‘Smear’ campaign? Is NFL targeting Fujita? NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former Saints linebacker Scott Fujita, a union leader with a record of criticizing the NFL's player-safety record, sees elements of a "smear campaign" in a bounty investigation that has sullied his reputation. Some NFL players agree, and question whether Fujita's threegame suspension has something to do with retribution. "I'm not saying the NFL is intentionally lying," Fujita said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I've been willing to give them the benefit of the doubt that they may have just been working with the information they've been given, even though much of that information was inaccurate and lacked credibility. "It's their cavalier interpretation of everything that's been way off. They clearly proceeded with a public smear campaign with very little regard for the truth." NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell could rule on the appeals of Fujita and the other players suspended because of their roles in the bounty program as early as Monday. Saints linebacker Scott Shanle finds it hard to ignore the symmetry of the NFL portraying Fujita as a hypocrite on playersafety matters after Fujita had done the same thing to the league. "When you look at Scott, who was here for one season (of the three spanned by the bounty probe), for him to get three games, I just felt like there had to be more of a personal issue with that," Shanle said. "When you look at how outspoken he is and a lot of the issues he tries to address, it probably doesn't sit well with the league." NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the NFL stands by its finding that Fujita gave "more than token amounts" of money to a pool that also rewarded injury-producing hits called "cart-offs" and "knockouts." "The process gave all of the players every opportunity to raise arguments and provide any mitigating information," Aiello said. "Scott Fujita unfortunately chose not to avail himself of the process. Nothing that he has asserted in his various public statements undermines the findings of the investigation." Fujita, who now plays for Cleveland, was one of four current or former Saints suspended in the bounty probe. Two of them, Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith, still play for New Orleans. The other, Green Bay defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove, left New Orleans after 2010, while Fujita left after 2009, the first season covered by the investigation. In 2010, Fujita became a member of the NFLPA executive committee, and has since echoed comments by Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) comparing the NFL's 2009 position on concussions' links to brain disease to the way the tobacco industry denied knowledge that smoking caused cancer. Fujita argued Goodell undermined his own credibility on player-safety matters when he pushed for an 18-game regular season. He called for the NFL to employ independent neurological consultants after

Browns quarterback Colt McCoy was knocked out of a game, but allowed to return, despite later being diagnosed with a concussion. Browns players say Fujita challenged Goodell's answers to a range of questions including how a lockout would affect players' health coverage when the commissioner visited the team in 2010. "Scott wasn't scared to ask the tough questions that some of us wouldn't or some of us didn't even know to ask," Browns tight end Benjamin Watson said. "Scott wanted to make sure the commissioner owned up to all that stuff and ... you could tell that Mr. Goodell wasn't comfortable answering some of those questions." Former Browns linebacker Eric Barton added, "Most people in the room were like, this guy (the commissioner) is full of it and Scott just called him out, and it was almost like, 'Oh, Scott, you're going to be in trouble.'" After seeing evidence the NFL presented against him in last week's appeal hearing on the four players' suspensions, Fujita has more questions: — Why has the NFL linked him to bounties in its public statements, while its disciplinary letter announcing his suspension acknowledges there is no evidence he "pledged money toward a specific bounty" on a particular player? — Why does that same letter state he was a member of the Saints in the 2010 season, when he was with Cleveland? And what does that say about the quality of the investigation? — If the investigation was going on for parts of three years, why did no one contact him before the league's first report in March? — Why did Goodell twice call his personal phone after union attorneys notified the NFL they were representing Fujita, meaning Goodell was not supposed to call him without an NFLPA attorney on the line? Aiello responded that while the NFL never accused Fujita of targeting a specific opponent, his discipline letter clearly stated "that he contributed a significant sum to the general pool that included payments for nonspecific bounties in the form of 'cart-offs' and 'knockouts.'" Fujita was not contacted about the probe earlier, Aiello said, because the league was unable to identify specific players and their roles in the program until late in 2011. "Every individual that was eventually disciplined was invited to speak to our office prior to any decision on discipline," Aiello said. "None of the players, including Mr. Fujita, agreed to be interviewed during the process." Aiello added that Goodell's calls to Fujita were in response to calls Fujita had placed to Goodell, but the NFLPA said Goodell should not have been making personal calls to players facing punishment at that point. "It's inappropriate. It is completely outside legal conduct rules," NFLPA lawyer Heather McPhee said. "You cannot directly contact a represented party when you know a party's represented and See FUJITA/Page 16

Monday, June 25, 2012


Record Book Auto Racing

Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup-Toyota/Save Mart 350 Results Sunday At Sonoma Sonoma, Calif. Lap length: 1.99 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (6) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 112 laps, 142.8 rating, 48 points, $314,089. 2. (24) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 112, 104.6, 42, $239,465. 3. (8) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 112, 120.3, 42, $181,623. 4. (21) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 112, 101, 40, $132,340. 5. (3) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 112, 114.7, 39, $155,576. 6. (2) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 112, 114.9, 39, $150,876. 7. (4) Greg Biffle, Ford, 112, 85.6, 37, $112,765. 8. (1) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 112, 98.7, 37, $134,373. 9. (17) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 112, 92.3, 35, $137,840. 10. (14) Joey Logano, Toyota, 112, 88.2, 34, $103,615. 11. (35) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 112, 73, 33, $136,280. 12. (13) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 112, 81.9, 32, $125,650. 13. (9) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 112, 96.7, 31, $135,391. 14. (15) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 112, 91.7, 30, $97,905. 15. (20) Casey Mears, Ford, 112, 75.5, 29, $106,338. 16. (26) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 112, 78.9, 28, $133,391. 17. (7) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 112, 97.4, 27, $130,738. 18. (10) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 112, 65.2, 26, $127,138. 19. (25) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 112, 69.5, 25, $117,288. 20. (23) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 112, 68.7, 24, $93,630. 21. (11) Carl Edwards, Ford, 112, 78.4, 23, $128,796. 22. (5) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 112, 106.6, 23, $111,844. 23. (19) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 112, 64.1, 21, $91,805. 24. (18) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 111, 56.6, 20, $105,313. 25. (22) Scott Speed, Ford, 111, 51, 19, $79,755. 26. (27) David Gilliland, Ford, 111, 54.3, 18, $93,663. 27. (29) David Ragan, Ford, 111, 50.5, 17, $90,902. 28. (30) Aric Almirola, Ford, 110, 55.7, 16, $117,616. 29. (28) Boris Said, Ford, 110, 50.2, 15, $88,455. 30. (40) Josh Wise, Ford, 110, 41.6, 14, $83,305. 31. (42) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 110, 37.7, 13, $105,975. 32. (31) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 109, 50.4, 12, $84,960. 33. (38) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 107, 34.5, 11, $76,850. 34. (12) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 107, 67, 10, $106,726. 35. (16) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, suspension, 98, 68.4, 9, $121,591. 36. (39) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 92, 31.3, 8, $84,490. 37. (32) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, suspension, 84, 43.6, 7, $76,355. 38. (41) Tomy Drissi, Chevrolet, accident, 78, 31.6, 6, $76,242. 39. (34) Robby Gordon, Dodge, steering, 73, 46, 5, $72,800. 40. (33) David Mayhew, Ford, brakes, 25, 36.5, 4, $72,625. 41. (43) Stephen Leicht, Chevrolet, brakes, 22, 29.4, 3, $80,450. 42. (37) Chris Cook, Toyota, brakes, 13, 28.9, 2, $72,355. 43. (36) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, engine, 1, 29.3, 0, $72,724. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 83.624 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 39 minutes, 55 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.829 seconds. Caution Flags: 2 for 7 laps. Lead Changes: 8 among 5 drivers. Lap Leaders: M.Ambrose 1-11; J.Gordon 12-24; C.Bowyer 25-33; Ku.Busch 34; M.Truex Jr. 35-47; C.Bowyer 48-70; Ku.Busch 71; M.Truex Jr. 72-73; C.Bowyer 74-112. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): C.Bowyer, 3 times for 71 laps; M.Truex Jr., 2 times for 15 laps; J.Gordon, 1 time for 13 laps; M.Ambrose, 1 time for 11 laps; Ku.Busch, 2 times for 2 laps. Top 12 in Points: 1. M.Kenseth, 596; 2. G.Biffle, 585; 3. D.Earnhardt Jr., 582; 4. J.Johnson, 571; 5. T.Stewart, 533; 6. K.Harvick, 532; 7. C.Bowyer, 529; 8. D.Hamlin, 523; 9. M.Truex Jr., 520; 10. B.Keselowski, 490; 11. C.Edwards, 479; 12. Ky.Busch, 459.

MLB Standings Major League Baseball At A Glance All Times EDt National League East Division

Cincinnati Pittsburgh St. Louis Milwaukee Houston Chicago West Division

W 41 39 38 34 34

L 29 33 34 38 39

Pct .586 .542 .528 .472 .466

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W 39 38 38 33 30 24

L 32 33 35 39 42 48

Pct .549 .535 .521 .458 .417 .333

GB — 1 2 6½ 9½ 15½

W L Pct GB 43 30 .589 — Los Angeles San Francisco 40 33 .548 3 Arizona 37 35 .514 5½ 27 43 .386 14½ Colorado San Diego 26 47 .356 17 Saturday's Games Toronto 7, Miami 1 St. Louis 8, Kansas City 2 Colorado 11, Texas 7 Houston 8, Cleveland 1 Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 1 Philadelphia 7, Tampa Bay 6 Cincinnati 6, Minnesota 0 Boston 8, Atlanta 4 L.A. Dodgers 3, L.A. Angels 1 Chicago White Sox 8, Milwaukee 6 N.Y. Yankees 4, N.Y. Mets 3 San Francisco 9, Oakland 8 Washington 3, Baltimore 1 Seattle 5, San Diego 1 Arizona 10, Chicago Cubs 5 Sunday's Games Tampa Bay 3, Philadelphia 2, 1st game Minnesota 4, Cincinnati 3 Miami 9, Toronto 0 Boston 9, Atlanta 4 Detroit 3, Pittsburgh 2 Baltimore 2, Washington 1 Houston 7, Cleveland 1 Chicago White Sox 1, Milwaukee 0, 10 innings St. Louis 11, Kansas City 8 L.A. Angels 5, L.A. Dodgers 3 Oakland 4, San Francisco 2 San Diego 2, Seattle 0 Arizona 5, Chicago Cubs 1 Tampa Bay at Philadelphia Colorado at Texas N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets Monday's Games Pittsburgh (Karstens 0-1) at Philadelphia (Blanton 6-6), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 6-5) at Cincinnati (Latos 5-2), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 6-6) at Miami (Nolasco 6-6), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 5-3) at Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 13), 8:05 p.m. San Diego (Ohlendorf 1-0) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 65), 8:05 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 9-1) at Colorado (Francis 0-1), 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Eovaldi 0-3) at San Francisco (Zito 5-5), 10:15 p.m. Tuesday's Games Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Arizona at Atlanta, 7:10 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 Chicago Cleveland Detroit Kansas City Minnesota West Division Texas Los Angeles Oakland Seattle

Reds Boxscore TWINS 4, REDS 3 Cincinnati ab r h bi ab r h bi Revere cf 4 0 2 0 Heisey cf 5 0 0 0 Mstrnn rf 3 0 0 0 Valdez ss 5 1 2 1 Mauer c 4 1 2 0 Votto 1b 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 BPhllps 2b 3 0 0 0 Span pr Butera c 0 0 0 0 Bruce rf 4 0 1 0 Wlngh lf 4 1 2 2 Ludwck lf 3 0 1 0 Mornea 1b 4 0 0 1 Frazier 3b 3 0 0 0 Plouffe 3b 4 1 1 1 Mesorc c 3 1 2 0 Burton p 0 0 0 0 Harris ph 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 Dozier ss 3 0 0 0 Leake p ACasill 2b 3 0 0 0 Chpmn p 0 0 0 0 Dimnd p 3 0 0 0 Rolen ph 0 0 0 0 JCarrll 3b 0 0 0 0 Totals 32 4 7 4 Totals 31 3 8 3 Minnesota 000 010 102—4 001 000 020—3 Cincinnati DP—Minnesota 1. LOB—Minnesota 2, Cincinnati 8. 2B—Mauer (16), Willingham (20), Ludwick (13), Mesoraco (4). HR—Willingham (15), Plouffe (15), Votto (14). SB—Mesoraco (1). CS—Revere (3). S—Mastroianni, Harris, Leake. H R ER BB SO IP Minnesota Dmond W,6-3 8 8 3 3 1 7 0 0 0 2 0 Burton S,1-2 1 Cincinnati Leake 8 5 2 2 0 5 2 2 2 0 2 Chpmn L,4-4 1 HBP—by Diamond (Votto, B.Phillips). Umpires—Home, Mike Muchlinski; First, Bob Davidson; Second, Mark Lollo; Third, Dan Bellino. T—2:22. A—34,513 (42,319). Minnesota


Travelers Scores Travelers Championship Scores Sunday At TPC River Highlands Cromwell, Conn. Purse: $6.5 million Yardage: 6,841; Par: 70


Washington New York Atlanta Miami Philadelphia Central Division

Saturday's Games Toronto 7, Miami 1 St. Louis 8, Kansas City 2 Colorado 11, Texas 7 Houston 8, Cleveland 1 Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 1 Philadelphia 7, Tampa Bay 6 Cincinnati 6, Minnesota 0 Boston 8, Atlanta 4 L.A. Dodgers 3, L.A. Angels 1 Chicago White Sox 8, Milwaukee 6 N.Y. Yankees 4, N.Y. Mets 3 San Francisco 9, Oakland 8 Washington 3, Baltimore 1 Seattle 5, San Diego 1 Sunday's Games Tampa Bay 3, Philadelphia 2, 1st game Minnesota 4, Cincinnati 3 Miami 9, Toronto 0 Boston 9, Atlanta 4 Detroit 3, Pittsburgh 2 Baltimore 2, Washington 1 Houston 7, Cleveland 1 Chicago White Sox 1, Milwaukee 0, 10 innings St. Louis 11, Kansas City 8 L.A. Angels 5, L.A. Dodgers 3 Oakland 4, San Francisco 2 San Diego 2, Seattle 0 Tampa Bay at Philadelphia Colorado at Texas N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets Monday's Games Cleveland (Tomlin 3-4) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 6-7), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (H.Alvarez 3-6) at Boston (Doubront 8-3), 7:10 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 4-5) at Texas (Grimm 1-0), 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Peavy 6-3) at Minnesota (Liriano 1-7), 8:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Cobb 3-3) at Kansas City (Hochevar 4-7), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (Milone 7-5) at Seattle (Er.Ramirez 0-1), 10:10 p.m. Tuesday's Games Cleveland at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Baltimore, 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.

W 42 41 39 38 37

L 28 31 32 34 35

Pct .600 .569 .549 .528 .514

GB — 2 3½ 5 6

W 38 37 35 31 29

L 34 34 37 39 42

Pct .528 .521 .486 .443 .408

GB — ½ 3 6 8½

W 44 40 35 31

L 28 33 38 43

Pct .611 .548 .479 .419

GB — 4½ 9½ 14

Final M. Leishman (500), $1,080,000 68-66-70-62—266 67-67-67-66—267 C. Hoffman (245), $528,000 Bubba Watson (245), $528,000 66-71-65-65—267 Tim Clark (109), $236,250 66-69-66-67—268 67-67-64-70—268 Brian Davis (109), $236,250 John Rollins (109), $236,250 68-67-65-68—268 R. Thatcher (109), $236,250 66-67-65-70—268 Bren. de Jonge (80), $174,000 72-65-66-66—269 Fredrik Jacobson (80), $174,00065-66-70-68—269 Matt Kuchar (80), $174,000 67-68-66-68—269 Pad. Harrington (63), $132,000 69-67-65-69—270 Hunter Mahan (63), $132,000 70-69-70-61—270 Chez Reavie (63), $132,000 66-71-65-68—270 Vaughn Taylor (63), $132,000 70-70-65-65—270 Will Claxton (55), $102,000 65-67-69-70—271 Heath Slocum (55), $102,000 70-66-69-66—271 69-70-68-64—271 Cam. Tringale (55), $102,000 Stuart Appleby (51), $75,600 68-65-67-72—272 Gary Christian (51), $75,600 66-68-72-66—272 68-66-66-72—272 James Driscoll (51), $75,600 Tommy Gainey (51), $75,600 66-68-70-68—272 Seung-Yul Noh (51), $75,600 68-68-68-68—272 71-66-68-67—272 Rory Sabbatini (51), $75,600 Nathan Green (45), $49,800 65-69-70-69—273 Brian Harman (45), $49,800 70-65-69-69—273 71-67-67-68—273 Billy Horschel (45), $49,800 Bo Van Pelt (45), $49,800 70-67-67-69—273 Charlie Wi (45), $49,800 70-65-70-68—273 69-64-70-71—274 Blake Adams (39), $36,525 Charlie Beljan (39), $36,525 73-67-68-66—274 Keegan Bradley (39), $36,525 68-68-70-68—274 Robert Karlsson (39), $36,525 68-68-66-72—274 Billy Mayfair (39), $36,525 68-66-71-69—274 Garth Mulroy (39), $36,525 68-69-69-68—274 66-69-68-71—274 Webb Simpson (39), $36,525 Camilo Villegas (39), $36,525 68-64-70-72—274 Aaron Baddeley (30), $24,000 67-68-69-71—275 Greg Chalmers (30), $24,000 67-69-69-70—275 Chris Couch (30), $24,000 72- 67-66-70—275 Tim Herron (30), $24,000 72-68-67-68—275 70-62-75-68—275 J.B. Holmes (30), $24,000 Brandt Jobe (30), $24,000 67-72-64-72—275 Jerry Kelly (30), $24,000 66-72-68-69—275 68-71-68-68—275 Derek Lamely (30), $24,000 Vijay Singh (30), $24,000 71-69-67-68—275 Chris Stroud (30), $24,000 71-68-69-67—275 Roberto Castro (18), $14,585 67-70-71-68—276 Chris DiMarco (18), $14,585 67-70-71-68—276 Ken Duke (18), $14,585 67-69-73-67—276 69-67-72-68—276 Billy Hurley III (18), $14,585 Ryan Moore (18), $14,585 72-67-69-68—276 Louis Oosthuizen (18), $14,585 69-69-70-68—276 Johnson Wagner (18), $14,585 69-70-69-68—276 Lucas Glover (18), $14,585 70-66-71-69—276 J.J. Henry (18), $14,585 73-67-65-71—276 Jeff Maggert (18), $14,585 69-66-72-69—276 Rocco Mediate (18), $14,585 66-70-69-71—276 Patrick Reed, $14,585 73-66-68-69—276 Kevin Streelman (18), $14,585 68-69-67-72—276 Gavin Coles (11), $13,140 73-65-70-69—277 Kyle Stanley (11), $13,140 70-67-70-70—277 Richard H. Lee (9), $12,900 72-67-69-70—278 Ian Poulter (9), $12,900 68-71-68-71—278 Harris English (6), $12,600 69-71-67-72—279 Zach Johnson (6), $12,600 72-65-70-72—279 Bryce Molder (6), $12,600 71-67-67-74—279 Sean O'Hair (4), $12,360 70-68-69-73—280 Graham DeLaet (3), $12,240 68-68-70-75—281 Arjun Atwal (2), $12,060 71-68-70-74—283 Jamie Lovemark (2), $12,060 70-70-68-75—283 Made cut did not finish Miguel Angel Carballo (1), $11,640 71-69-70—210 George McNeill (1), $11,640 73-66-71—210 John Merrick (1), $11,640 72-65-73—210 Nick O'Hern (1), $11,640 68-69-73—210 Tim Petrovic (1), $11,640 71-69-70—210 Stephen Gangluff (1), $11,040 67-71-73—211 Neal Lancaster (1), $11,040 72-68-71—211 David Mathis (1), $11,040 64-73-74—211 Patrick Sheehan (1), $11,040 68-72-71—211 D.J. Trahan (1), $11,040 73-67-71—211 Brian Gay (1), $10,560 68-72-72—212 Jason Kokrak (1), $10,560 74-66-72—212 Danny Lee (1), $10,560 69-70-73—212 Angel Cabrera (1), $10,140 74-66-73—213 Scott Dunlap (1), $10,140 75-65-73—213 Tom Pernice Jr. (1), $10,140 74-66-73—213 John Peterson, $10,140 70-70-73—213 Bart Bryant (1), $9,840 71-69-74—214

BMW International BMW International Open Leading Scores Sunday At Gut Larcenhof Golf Course Pulheim, Germany Purse: $2.52 million Yardage: 7,228; Par: 72 Final (x-won on fourth playoff hole) x-Danny Willett, England 65-70-69-73—277 Marcus Fraser, Australia 64-74-68-71—277 Paul McGinley, Ireland 65-70-77-66—278

G. Fernandez-Castano, Spain 71-69-69-69—278 Chris Wood, England 65-70-70-73—278 68-71-68-72—279 Marcel Siem, Germany Henrik Stenson, Sweden 70-68-71-70—279 Thomas Bjorn, Denmark 69-70-70-71—280 70-70-70-70—280 Ross Fisher, England Thongchai Jaidee, Thailand 70-71-68-71—280 Joel Sjoholm, Sweden 67-66-72-75—280 68-70-73-70—281 Simon Dyson, England David Lynn, England 69-70-74-68—281 Keith Horne, South Africa 66-73-67-75—281 71-67-70-73—281 Andrew Marshall, England Thomas Norrett, Denmark 67-68-73-72—281 Fabrizio Zanotti, Paraguay 64-71-72-74—281 68-75-70-69—282 Carlos Del Moral, Spain Pelle Edberg, Sweden 66-74-69-73—282 Mark Foster, England 69-74-70-69—282 69-70-69-74—282 Steve Webster, England Oliver Wilson, England 69-73-67-73—282 Others 72-67-72-72—283 Bernhard Langer, Germany Sergio Garcia, Spain 71-67-79-67—284 Colin Montgomerie, Scotland 69-74-72-72—287 71-70-76-73—290 Rich Beem, United States Michael Campbell, New Zealand 70-68-78-75—291 John Daly, United States 68-73-77-73—291

Montreal Scores Champions-Montreal Championship Scores Sunday At Vallee du Richelieu Vercheres Sainte-Julie, Quebec Purse: $1.8 million Yardage: 6,894; Par: 72 Final 69-67-64—200 Mark Calcavecchia (270), $270,000 Brad Bryant (158), $158,400 71-68-65—204 Russ Cochran (118), $118,350 66-71-68—205 70-65-70—205 Bob Tway (118), $118,350 Michael Allen (79), $78,750 68-69-69—206 Jay Don Blake (79), $78,750 70-67-69—206 71-68-69—208 Craig Stadler (65), $64,800 Olin Browne (52), $51,600 69-73-68—210 David Frost (52), $51,600 71-73-66—210 70-68-72—210 Gary Hallberg (52), $51,600 David Eger, $38,250 69-72-70—211 Dick Mast, $38,250 72-68-71—211 68-70-73—211 Jerry Pate, $38,250 Peter Senior, $38,250 69-72-70—211 John Cook, $28,800 71-72-69—212 71-72-69—212 Fred Funk, $28,800 John Huston, $28,800 74-69-69—212 Hale Irwin, $28,800 69-68-75—212 71-70-71—212 Willie Wood, $28,800 Bill Glasson, $19,598 73-72-68—213 Mike Goodes, $19,598 70-73-70—213 68-74-71—213 Larry Mize, $19,598 Mark Mouland, $19,598 71-68-74—213 David Peoples, $19,598 69-75-69—213 76-68-69—213 Jim Rutledge, $19,598 Jeff Sluman, $19,598 69-74-70—213 Kirk Triplett, $19,598 69-74-70—213 70-72-72—214 Fulton Allem, $13,950 R.W. Eaks, $13,950 73-70-71—214 Dan Forsman, $13,950 69-72-73—214 72-70-72—214 Steve Lowery, $13,950 Lonnie Nielsen, $13,950 71-71-72—214 Tom Purtzer, $13,950 71-72-71—214 71-70-74—215 Jay Haas, $10,836 P.H. Horgan III, $10,836 72-73-70—215 Mike Hulbert, $10,836 70-73-72—215 74-69-72—215 Chien Soon Lu, $10,836 Jim Thorpe, $10,836 73-72-70—215 Jeff Hart, $8,820 71-70-75—216 70-78-68—216 Steve Pate, $8,820 Loren Roberts, $8,820 73-73-70—216 Rod Spittle, $8,820 68-72-76—216 71-71-74—216 Bruce Vaughan, $8,820 Andy Bean, $6,660 70-75-72—217 Chip Beck, $6,660 75-74-68—217 69-77-71—217 Roger Chapman, $6,660 Bob Gilder, $6,660 73-73-71—217 Tom Kite, $6,660 76-71-70—217 76-71-70—217 Wayne Levi, $6,660 Corey Pavin, $6,660 75-72-70—217 Mark Brooks, $4,500 69-78-71—218 73-72-73—218 Robin Byrd, $4,500 Robin Freeman, $4,500 73-72-73—218 Steve Jones, $4,500 76-72-70—218 75-71-72—218 Blaine McCallister, $4,500 Dana Quigley, $4,500 72-74-72—218 Ben Bates, $3,150 76-70-73—219 74-68-77—219 Tom Byrum, $3,150 Bobby Clampett, $3,150 73-73-73—219 Marc Girouard, $3,150 71-76-72—219 75-71-73—219 Tom Jenkins, $3,150 Gene Jones, $3,150 72-75-72—219 James Mason, $3,150 71-74-74—219 72-72-75—219 Sonny Skinner, $3,150 Sandy Lyle, $2,160 73-74-73—220 Andrew Magee, $2,160 74-73-73—220 Mike McCullough, $2,160 75-72-73—220 75-72-74—221 Tommy Armour III, $1,584 Joel Edwards, $1,584 73-74-74—221 Mike Reid, $1,584 75-73-73—221 79-70-72—221 Scott Simpson, $1,584 Mark Wiebe, $1,584 74-70-77—221 Yvan Beauchemin, $1,260 77-71-74—222 75-74-74—223 Jim Carter, $1,152 Jeff Freeman, $1,152 80-72-71—223 Jim Gallagher, Jr., $1,044 73-75-77—225 76-74-79—229 Keith Fergus, $936 Hal Sutton, $936 78-76-75—229 Claude Tremblay, $828 77-75-78—230 80-75-76—231 Ronnie Black, $774 Jean Laforce, $738 80-74-83—237

Manulife Scores Manulife Financial LPGA Classic Scores Sunday At Grey Silo Golf Course Waterloo, Ontario Purse: $1.3 million Yardage: 6,354; Par: 71 Final Round (x-won on third playoff hole) x-Brittany Lang, $195,000 69-65-67-67—268 69-66-70-63—268 Chella Choi, $90,231 Hee Kyung Seo, $90,231 66-68-67-67—268 Inbee Park, $90,231 69-64-66-69—268 Stacy Lewis, $48,610 72-64-69-64—269 So Yeon Ryu, $48,610 70-65-70-64—269 Shanshan Feng, $34,351 66-68-70-66—270 Anna Nordqvist, $34,351 64-72-67-67—270 69-68-68-66—271 Mi Jung Hur, $28,842 Sandra Changkija, $25,277 63-72-69-68—272 67-68-69-68—272 Karin Sjodin, $25,277 I.K. Kim, $21,971 70-69-70-65—274 72-68-66-68—274 Karine Icher, $21,971 Jacqui Concolino, $18,342 69-70-69-67—275 69-68-71-67—275 Paula Creamer, $18,342 Jodi Ewart, $18,342 68-68-72-67—275 Lexi Thompson, $18,342 66-69-70-70—275 Mindy Kim, $14,933 68-73-71-64—276 Sandra Gal, $14,933 72-68-69-67—276 70-68-69-69—276 Jeong Jang, $14,933 Sun Young Yoo, $14,933 68-67-72-69—276 71-67-68-70—276 Jennifer Song, $14,933 Pornanong Phatlum, $11,715 71-70-71-65—277 70-71-69-67—277 Anna Grzebien, $11,715 Suzann Pettersen, $11,715 67-70-72-68—277 71-68-69-69—277 Christel Boeljon, $11,715 Jin Young Pak, $11,715 69-70-69-69—277 70-67-71-69—277 Kris Tamulis , $11,715 Amy Yang, $11,715 68-70-68-71—277 Nicole Hage, $11,715 72-65-67-73—277 Danielle Kang, $8,847 69-73-69-67—278 Kristy McPherson, $8,847 70-72-68-68—278 Hee Young Park, $8,847 71-69-70-68—278 Jennifer Johnson, $8,847 69-69-71-69—278 Candie Kung, $8,847 68-72-69-69—278 Katie Futcher, $8,847 68-67-72-71—278 Momoko Ueda, $7,324 68-73-72-66—279 Victoria Tanco, $7,324 76-65-71-67—279 Min Seo Kwak, $7,324 68-72-69-70—279 Na Yeon Choi, $5,991 72-70-73-65—280 Katherine Hull, $5,991 70-73-72-65—280 Jennifer Rosales, $5,991 71-68-76-65—280 Karrie Webb, $5,991 75-65-72-68—280 Reilley Rankin, $5,991 70-72-69-69—280 Beatriz Recari, $5,991 70-70-71-69—280 Heather Bowie Young, $5,991 72-69-70-69—280 Meena Lee, $4,926 74-68-74-65—281 Laura Diaz, $4,926 69-70-72-70—281 Mina Harigae, $4,926 72-70-67-72—281 Taylor Coutu , $4,278 70-69-76-67—282 Alena Sharp, $4,278 73-70-71-68—282 Jenny Suh, $4,278 69-70-74-69—282 Maude-Aimee Leblanc, $4,278 73-68-68-73—282 Angela Stanford, $4,278 67-71-71-73—282 Julieta Granada, $3,694 70-72-71-70—283 Belen Mozo, $3,694 73-70-70-70—283 Sarah Jane Smith, $3,694 70-73-70-70—283 Jennie Lee, $3,694 72-69-70-72—283 Isabelle Beisiegel, $3,189 71-70-73-70—284 Maria Hernandez, $3,189 70-72-72-70—284 Leta Lindley, $3,189 75-68-70-71—284 Morgan Pressel, $3,189 70-71-72-71—284 Seon Hwa Lee, $3,189 68-70-73-73—284 Lacey Agnew, $2,949 67-76-73-69—285 Vicky Hurst, $2,949 74-66-72-73—285 Dori Carter, $2,820 71-72-73-70—286 Ayaka Kaneko, $2,820 73-68-70-75—286 Meaghan Francella, $2,612 71-72-74-70—287 Jee Young Lee, $2,612 71-71-74-71—287 Rebecca Lee-Bentham, $2,612 72-71-73-71—287 Michelle Wie, $2,612 70-70-73-74—287 Karen Stupples, $2,612 70-68-73-76—287 Ilhee Lee, $2,464 70-71-78-69—288 Stephanie Louden, $2,464 70-71-76-71—288 Danah Bordner, $2,464 73-68-75-72—288 Karlin Beck, $2,402 66-73-78-72—289 Angela Oh, $2,372 74-68-77-71—290 Hanna Kang, $2,342 71-71-77-73—292 Lorie Kane, $2,312 71-72-75-75—293


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Fujita Continued from page 15 it's especially odd in this case when Roger purports to be the judge. Picture a judge getting on the phone with a defendant or a suspect." After the second call, McPhee emailed NFL counsel Jeff Pash and Goodell, saying Fujita would be happy to talk with Goodell with counsel present, but there was no further communication, and Fujita learned days later he'd been suspended. Fujita said his only chance to speak with Goodell directly came in early March after the release of the initial bounty report, which did not identify players, although Fujita's name had been leaked. Fujita said he called Goodell to explain locker room culture as it relates to tough talk and informal performance incentives, and how it could be misconstrued. He said Goodell told him then that "he would have no problem coming down hard on Saints coaches, but that when it comes to players, he's not quite sure what he's got." Fujita acknowledges he offered teammates cash for big plays, mainly because "that's the way it was done when I was a young player and I kind of looked at that as paying it forward." But Fujita contends he never contributed to team-organized pools, instead paying pledges directly to teammates. The NFL's current collective bargaining agreement applies only to pools organized by team officials, like the one former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has apologized for running. According to a transcript AP obtained from the appeal hearing, NFL outside counsel Mary Jo White described an unnamed coach and another witness saying Fujita pledged unspecified sums of cash for "big plays" during the 2009-10 playoffs. The NFL also presented printed reproductions of handwritten notes, which White said show Fujita pledging $1,000 to a pool for sacks and forced fumbles during the regular season, and $2,000 during the playoffs to a "general pool," which she said in part paid for injury-inducing plays. The note indicated safety Roman Harper, who was not punished, pledged $5,000 to the general pool, and that assistant head coach Joe Vitt pledged $5,000 to knock then-Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre out of the NFC title game. Hoping to protect those who helped their investigation, the NFL did not present the original notes or identify who wrote them. "We don't know who wrote the note. We haven't seen original, and the fact that Joe Vitt's name is on it proves how bogus it is," Fujita said. "No way he ever contributed not even $100 for anything. It's not his style." Vitt has said the part of the document showing his pledge is false, which he said raises questions about all of the evidence. However the bounty saga winds up, Fujita said he has no regrets about his aggressive tactics as a union leader. "I've had a few concussions myself. I have a dear friend (former Saints player Steve Gleason) who has ALS. I have a friend and former mentor (Lew Bush) who died earlier this year. Then there was the tragic death of someone I've admired for so long, Junior Seau," Fujita said. "I can't say for sure that all of these things happened because of football, but I've seen enough to have some concerns. I was elected to fight for these men, so in no way do I regret that."



Not what Bowyer expected Driver finds Victory Lane at Sonoma road race SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Clint Bowyer knew he could get to Victory Lane this season, his first with Michael Waltrip Racing. He just didn't think it would be on a road course. Bowyer picked up his first win with his new team Sunday by holding off Kurt Busch on the winding 1.99-mile road course at Sonoma. Although Bowyer finished fourth three previous times on this road course, his background is on dirt tracks and this style of racing isn't his strong suit. So the irony of winning Sunday wasn't lost on Bowyer. "To have this dirt boy from Kansas at Victory Lane on a road course is big, trust me," Bowyer said. "I saw Jeff Gordon, he's sitting there on the wall, he's won this race many times, he's a champion of this sport and I just beat him. I passed Jeff Gordon, and you have no idea, a young racer from Kansas, you don't forget stuff like that." Bowyer dominated by leading 71 of the 112 laps. Defending race winner Busch, in an unsponsored car, was all over the bumper of Bowyer's Toyota late and got a final shot at taking the win away when caution flew with four laps remaining. Only Busch damaged his car with roughly eight laps to go, and he worried the entire caution period whether his Chevrolet was ruined and had no chance of catching Bowyer through the two-lap overtime sprint to the finish. Bowyer raced side-byside with Busch at the green flag, then cleared Busch and pulled away for the win. "Kurt raced me clean, he bumped me and roughed me up, but never


Clint Bowyer celebrates his road-race victory Sunday at Sonoma. did anything to jeopardize either one of us," Bowyer said. Bowyer, who left Richard Childress Racing at the end of last season to join MWR, had to walk to Victory Lane to celebrate with his new crew after his car ran out of gas. "I'm super excited for everybody involved," Bowyer said. "To switch teams like I did was a huge risk and a chance for me, and it was a chance to showcase my talents. "I've had good teammates and good stuff before, but never like this. This is a young group, Michael stuck it out and I'm telling you, he's fixing to reap the benefits. He's worked hard." It was a strong day allaround for MWR, which got a fourth-place finish from Brian Vickers, who was back to NASCAR after racing last weekend at Le Mans. Martin Truex Jr. led 15 laps, and was running in the top 10 until a late-race incident dropped him to 22nd. "Everybody is just

working together," Bowyer said. "That's something we are very proud of." Tony Stewart passed Busch on the final lap to claim second, but said it was because Busch's car was struggling. "Every time he would go in the corner, the rear end would shift, and it was running him to the outside of the track on entry and it was screwing his corner up," Stewart said. "Kind of got it by default there to a certain degree. Once we got by there, we just were not close enough in that last lap to get to Clint." Busch wound up third. He was emotional after — Busch missed Pocono earlier this month because he was suspended by NASCAR for verbally abusing a media member — and said he was thrilled to compete for the win in an underfunded, unsponsored Phoenix Racing car. "It's an amazing day, when you can do what we did," Busch said. "I'm a little choked up because A: We were in position. B: I was very considerate to

Bowyer, who was going for his first win with the new team. And then C: which is most important, I made a mistake, I got into those tires in turn 11." Busch, who has struggled with his temper on and off the track, saw a silver lining in his strong finish. "If I can get my head on straight here, and after the race, then I could be able to race every weekend and go for victories," Busch said. Vickers was fourth for MWR, followed by Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon. Greg Biffle was seventh, followed by pole-sitter Marcos Ambrose, AJ Allmendinger and Joey Logano. Most everyone believed the race would be a runaway win for either Ambrose or Gordon, but neither really contended. Ambrose led the first 11 laps before plummeting through the field, and said the setup on his Richard Petty Motorsports Ford was just off.

"We really missed it," he said. "We missed it bad, and we did good to recover and get a top-10 out of it. We will take it and move on. “We got the pole and had a lot of speed; we just missed it for the race. "We were slow. It was just terrible. We had no speed in the car and we paid the price." Gordon led one time for 13 laps before running out of gas as he was headed in for a scheduled pit stop. There were only two cautions — the fewest in track history for the Sprint Cup Series — and so the race never shaped into the demolition derby most expected. Recent races on the 1.99-mile course had brought out road rage from drivers impatient to gain track position at a place with few passing zones. It was never an issue on Sunday, though. "I was happy about it," Stewart said. "Not having all of those cautions made it fun because you could actually race guys one-onone a lot today versus, you know, having to worry about getting those big packs and big groups and having to worry about whether you're going to get run over or not." Dale Earnhardt Jr., who ended his four-year losing streak last week at Michigan, failed to meet his goal of grabbing his first career top-10 at Sonoma. He was 15th on the final restart, but was stacked in traffic and spun, dropping him to 23rd. "We had a good car, we've had better cars here, and we struggled all weekend," he said. "We hung around and were going to finish in the top15, and on green-whitecheckered, there are going to be some victims."

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