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Not only a hot meal, but friendship Rowe Program seeking compassionate individuals to assist home-bound BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer wsanders@dailycall.com PIQUA — Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of Piqua Holly Trombley recognizes the mission of the organization isn’t just about delivering hot meals to senior citizen clients.

“What is most heartwarming thing about this program is that the client receiving the meal gets a visit from someone, someone is checking in on them, someone is asking them, ‘How is your day?’” Trombley said. “We provide a meal, but we also provide a relationship, a friendship, with the client. This not only

Breaking News The Piqua Police Department is asking the public for their help in identifying this female suspect who allegedly shoplifted from the Walmart in Piqua on July 27 at 6:27 p.m. She is described as wearing a green tank top with her hair put up on the top of her head. If anyone recognizes this suspect, please contact Officer Rick Beasley at the police department at 778-2027, ext. 3037.

provides a hot, nutritious meal, but also someone checking in on them Monday through Friday.” Approximately 30 clients in Piqua take advantage of the organization, one of several that the Piqua Area United Way assists, but presently Meals on Wheels of Piqua is in need of compassionate individuals interested in delivering meals to home-bound clients. Trombley said a full-time driver is needed and encouraged anyone who is interested in assisting the organization to apply, but noted they must be available to work approximately an hour and a half each weekday. “Our capacity is delivering 40 meals per day with four drivers,” Trombley said, noting one driver delivers 10 meals. “Since we are currently running with three drivers and we need to get back to our capacity.”

waives hearing The organization also has a few sub drivers. For those who are interested on becoming a driver, please contact Meals on Wheels of Piqua at (937) 615-0940. Interested applicants must have a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and clear a background check. Trombley said the clients of the program enjoy the food and the contact with the delivery drivers. “It is a hot meal served and ready to go,” she said. The organization serves lunch meals to clients each and every Monday through Friday, including holidays. Meals on Wheels of Piqua has been in existence since the early 1970s.

Case bound over to common pleas court BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer wsanders@dailycall.com

TROY — A Troy man who was arrested and initially charged with 39 sex counts involving children last week after the Department of Homeland Security issued a warrant for his arrest will plead to 14 of those counts while all others were dismissed during a preliminary hearing this week in municipal court. Joshua Rowe, 25, waived the hearing and his case was bound over to common pleas court where he is expected to ROWE plead by bill of information to 14 charges of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor. Seven of those counts are second-degree felonies and the remaining seven are felonies of the fourth-degree. If convicted as charged on all of those counts, Rowe faces the maximum prison sentence of more than 66 years in prison and will be required by law to register as a sex offender for at least the next 15 years in the county where he resides, works or receives an education, possibly longer. All other charges were dismissed without prejudice, court documents show. Authorities with Homeland Security believe Rowe was involved in a pornography ring. Troy police issued a search MIKE ULLERY /STAFF PHOTO warrant at the man’s home on Deputy Travis Lowry of the Miami County Sheriff’s office patrols the bike path through Twin Arches Park on Friday afternoon. 503 S. Clay St. on July 25 and Lowry is one of a half-dozen deputies who are certified for bicycle patrol. Deputies patrol for four-hour shifts at various times of seized several computers and the day throughout the county. two cell phones, which are now being examined by authorities. Rowe remains behind bars at the Miami County Jail on a combined bond of $700,000.

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Hostetter to maintain tools for continued part-time installation, floor repair BY LINDSAY NOCE Staff Writer editorial@dailycall.com PIQUA — After 33 years of service, the owners of Carpet House in Piqua have decided to “semi-retire.” Sue and Larry Hostetter have been serving Piqua and surrounding areas with carpet sales, installation and repair since 1979. “We had a good opportunity to sell the building. It’s been a really good 33 years and we are ready for a vacation,” Sue Hostetter said. Although they will no longer

have a building for showroom and inventory, Larry Hostetter plans on maintaining his tools and will be continuing to install and repair flooring on a parttime basis and can be reached at home. The couple say they struggled initially in 1979 to keep the business. “We did without and pulled through,” he said. Since then, the business has taken them as far north as Alaska, south to Guatemala and throughout the Midwest. “Word of mouth is really what got our name out there (and having a big family),” Larry

Hostetter said. “We try to do the job right the first time,” he said. They have also been loyal supporters of local athletic leagues and high school yearbooks. Sue Hostetter gives a large amount of credit to their longtime employee Lynn Fogle. “He came with the business, he was our biggest asset,” she said. “We may not have survived like we did if it wasn’t for him.” The couple reflected on their time running a business in Piqua. “The whole community has been wonderful and we’ve built some great relationships. It’s a good feeling to be trusted by our

customers,” the couple said. They talked of kids and grandkids playing many hours in the warehouse. “Our children worked here growing up and I think that had a big influence on them,” she said. A large cork board in the office displays 33 years of family history, with newspaper clippings, pictures and achievements within the Hostetter family. Even the family’s Boston Terrier, “Sadie,” had been branded the “official greeter to the customers. “We will miss seeing our customers the most,” Sue Hostetter said.

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Gerald J. Holthaus FT LORAMIE — Gerald J. Holthaus, 61, of Holthaus Road, Ft. Loramie, passed away of natural causes at his residence early Thursday morning, Aug. 2, 2012. He was born July 15, 1951, in Piqua, to Gregor and Rita (Winner) Holthaus. On Sept. 10, 2005, at the home place, Jerry married Judy (Pelf r e y ) Holthaus, who survives at home. Also surviving are two step-children, Sabrina and Dennis McMahon of Sidney and Chad Cable and Barbara Mehne of Columbus; five step-grandchildren and their families; five siblings, Ron and Velma Holthaus of Yorkshire, Ken and Bonita Holthaus of Minster, Martha “Marty” and Joe Speer of Covington, Marvin Holthaus of Minster, Rick Holthaus of Minster; special friends, Charles and Beth Cable of Sidney and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by both parents. A 1969 graduate of Fort

Loramie High School, Jerry then went on to serve in the U.S. Air Corps, National Guard Reserves. He was a member of the Fort Loramie American Legion Post 355 and the Minster Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 1391. Jerry was employed for the past 43 years at Emerson Climate Technologies in Sidney and had also been engaged in farming. Jerry enjoyed hunting and target practice. He also loved a spirited game of bid euchre with his nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with the Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at the St. Michael’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie. Memorials may be made to the Fort Loramie Fire Department or Fort Loramie Rescue Squad. Condolences may be expressed at w w w. g e h r e t f u n e r a l home.com.

Caroline N. Beaty TROY — Caroline N. Beaty, 82, of Troy, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at the Koester Pavilion, Troy. She was born April 6, 1930, in Detroit, Mich. to the late Joseph DeBenedetto and Jennie (Magno) DeBenedetto. She was married to David Robert Beaty, who preceded her in death. Caroline is survived by sons and daughters-inlaw, David (Tamara) Beaty of Troy, Craig (Karen) Beaty of Troy and Brett (Ronda) Beaty of West Milton; daughter and son-in-law, Janis Carole (Chris) Mastrino of Troy; sisters, Josephine Anger of Madison Heights, Michigan, and Katherine Anger of Saint Clair Shores, Michigan; eight grandchildren, Tyler and Kyle Beaty, Mary Caroline Beaty, Holly (Brian) Koenig, Megan Caroline and Madison Beaty, Amanda (Travis) Wintrow, Drew (Emily Weikert) Mastrino; and two great-

grandchildren, Colin Maier and Mason Mastrino. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Troy. Her special interests were her grandchildren as well as reading, bridge, and crossword puzzles. She retired as an executive secretary from Medalist Allen-A after 30 years of service. Services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy. Private interment will take place in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3797 Summit Glen Drive, G100, Dayton, OH 45449 or Hospice of Miami County, PO Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.

Henry F. Kendrick TROY — Henry F. Kendrick, 76, of Troy, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at his residence. He was born July 10, 1936, in McAndrews, Ky. to Arvin Kendrick and Trula (Chapman) Kendrick. He is survived by his mother, Trula of Massillon; his wife of 41 years, Marcia (Forsgren) Kendrick; his children, Kim (Frank) Butcher of Verdunville, W.Va., Tim Kendrick of Nashville, Tenn., stepdaughter, Cassandra (Richard) Harnish of Fairborn, step-son, Rick (Jennifer) Brandon of Peyton, Colo.; brothers, Buddy (Gay) Kendrick, Ronnie (Loretta) Kendrick, Mickey (Marlene) Kendrick, Gene (Kathy) Kendrick, and Gary (Loretta) Kendrick; sisters, Loretta (Raymond) Stanley and Annette (Mickey) Maynard; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Henry was preceded in death by his father, Arvin Kendrick; son, Greg

Kendrick; brothers, Larry Kendrick, Terry Kendrick, and Clinton Kendrick. He was a member of the New Horizons Mountain Assembly,Troy. He formerly employed at Troy Sunshade Company and managed car wash facilities in Troy and Piqua. Henry loved being with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, as well as visiting friends. His hobby was visiting auctions and flea markets. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with the Pastor Joe Hill officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.

Death notice PIQUA — Ivan Curtis, 82, of Piqua, died at 10:45 am Friday Aug. 3, 2012, at the Piqua Manor Nursing Home. His funeral arrangements are pending through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua. Policy: Please send obituary notices by e-mail to editorial@dailycall.com or by fax to (937) 773-4225. Deadlines: Notices must be received by 6 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday-Friday, and by 4 p.m. on Monday for Tuesday’s online edition. Questions: Please call Editor Susan Hartley at (937) 773-2721, ext. 207 if you have questions about obituaries.

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Ag chief: Congress must bolster drought relief KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS (AP) — Federal officials are using their limited options to help farmers facing widespread drought conditions, but they need Congress to pass legislation to provide better disaster relief, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Friday. The House passed legislation Thursday to revive disaster relief programs for cattle and sheep producers affected by drought before lawmakers left for a five-week recess, but the Senate didn't act on the bill. Vilsack is pushing for more, saying passage of a comprehensive five-year farm policy bill would have a deeper, longer-lasting effect. The drought and the various types of aid available to farmers and ranchers were among the concerns Vilsack discussed with producers Friday while visiting the Ohio State Fair. "The president has instructed us to do everything we can to help. Our tools are going to be used, but they're limited," Vilsack told The Associated Press by phone afterward. "We need quick passage of the farm bill by the House of Representatives." The Senate has passed a version of the five-year bill, and a House committee approved similar legislation, but the House Republican leadership has resisted bringing it to the

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Farmer Wayne Humphreys, Columbus Junction, Iowa, brings in corn stalks to show the drought condition to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, top right, and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, along with other state and federal officials at a forum Tuesday, July 17, in the Mount Pleasant High School gymnasium in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. The dry winter has extended into the spring and summer creating concern for crops and livestock. floor because of fears that conservative lawmakers might oppose spending levels in the bill. The head of the Senate Agricultural Committee, Sen. Debbie

Stabenow, D-Mich., has said informal talks would be held over the recess in an effort to produce a plan that could be offered to both chambers next

month. Democratic opponents have characterized the measure passed Thursday by the House as cover for Republicans having to explain to rural constituents why they put off action on the comprehensive farm bill, and Vilsack added his criticism. "The House passed, at the last minute, a piece of legislation which even many members acknowledge is more about politics than policy," he said. If the larger farm policy bill isn't passed by the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, when the existing bill effectively ends, policies and programs such as disaster aid could lapse, creating more uncertainty for farmers and people in rural communities, he said. This week, 218 counties in a dozen droughtstricken states were added to the federal government's list of natural disaster areas as Vilsack unveiled new help for frustrated, cash-strapped farmers and ranchers grappling with extreme dryness and heat. That means more than half of all U.S. counties have been designated primary disaster areas this growing season, mostly due to drought. "There's no question that this is one of the most geographically expanded droughts we've confronted," he said. "It's affecting and impacting virtually every state of the Lower 48."

Bail set for Vt. man accused of crushing cop cars DAVE GRAM Associated Press NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A 34-year-old Vermont man who authorities said used a large farm tractor like a monster truck and drove over seven police vehicles — then tried to run over two officers who pursued him — was ordered held on $50,000 bail Friday. Orleans County sheriffs said Roger Pion of Newport was angry over a recent arrest for resisting arrest and marijuana possession when he drove the tractor into the parking lot of the sheriff's department and rolled it multiple times across cruisers and a transport van parked in the lot. No one was injured in Thursday's incident. Sworn police statements filed at the court said Pion would face 14 charges. The most serious one, felony aggravated assault on a police officer, carries a penalty of up to 16 years in prison. Sheriffs said that after Pion left their lot, they were unable to pursue him because they had no intact vehicles. When two Newport City officers chased him, he suddenly started backing the tractor toward them. "I backed up in fear of our safety about ten to fifteen feet before bumping into another vehicle," wrote Newport Officer Tanner Jacobs, adding that "at this point the tractor was still backing up." He said he and his partner then left their vehicle to avoid getting run over. Converging city and state police and county sheriffs then surrounded Pion and ordered him from the tractor at gunpoint. He was found to be carrying a loaded pistol, authorities said. Sheriff's deputies got there in a borrowed civilian vehicle. Defense attorney David Sleigh said he would seek to have the aggravated assault

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In this Thursday photo, a crushed cruiser sits at the Orleans County Sheriff's Department in Newport, Vt. Authorities say 34-year old Vermont farmer Roger Pion, angry over a recent arrest last month on charges of resisting arrest and marijuana possession, used a large tractor like a monster truck, destroying seven police cruisers. charge dismissed. "There was no actual contact. He never came into threatening proximity of anyone," Sleigh said. "I understand if these deputies were annoyed, and there may be a personal measure of retribution" reflected in the aggravated assault charge. "But that does not equate to proof." After Pion's court appearance Friday,sheriff's deputies and fire and rescue crews in neighboring Derby, where the sheriff's department is located, were trying to salvage what they could from the crushed cruisers. They were using tools usually used to extract crash victims from crushed vehicles to pry open the cruisers' trunks. Chief Deputy Philip

Brooks marveled that the rifle,shotgun and other items stored in his cruiser's trunk were unharmed. "Even my hat held its shape," he said. Brooks said the department moved into the former bank building in December. There was no video surveillance of the ungated parking lot. "I'm certain the security issues will be revisited," he said. Several other sheriffs' departments around Vermont offered to lend cruisers to Orleans County. State police offered cars they were preparing for auction.

Sheriff Kirk Martin said in an interview at the county courthouse that he was in Boston,preparing to attend a Red Sox game on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at Fenway Park,when he got word of the vehicular carnage back home. He hurried back north,with New Hampshire and Vermont State Police escorting him. Martin missed the game, in which Boston lost to the Minnesota Twins, 5-0. "Even watching them lose yesterday would have been better" than what he came home to, he said.

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Contact OSU Extension for materials on focused family, consumer issues TROY — Local organizations looking for educational materials on health and nutrition, family relations and personal finance need to knock on only one door — that of the Miami County office of Ohio State University Extension. “OSU Extension’s family and consumer sciences program did a statewide survey of 310 organizations earlier this year and found that many did not realize the wide range of topics we offer,â€? said Jamie Seger, program coordinator for family and consumer science education at the Miami County Extension office. Some materials or classes include: • Homebuyer Education Bulletin – a new $10 publication that provides advice to potential home buyers, also available as a $5 e-reader download • Facing foreclosure – a local financial counseling program for homeowners • New $tart – a financial education program for bankruptcy filers • Successful co-parenting – a seminar for divorcing parents with children under the age of 18 • Health and wellness online challenges and campaigns, such as “Live Healthy, Live Wellâ€? and “Back to the Kitchenâ€? • Worksite wellness programming for local businesses and organizations • Dining with Diabetes – a nutrition program for those living with diabetes • Home canning and food preservation – educational fact sheets on preserving food from your home garden as well as pressure cooker gauge testing for a nominal $5 fee • Family and nutrition program-

(http://www.extension.org), which offers research-based resources from Extension professionals at land-grant universities nationwide, including Ohio State. In addition, two OSU Extension field specialists are available statewide to assist with food-related needs: Linnette Goard, field specialist in food safety, selection and management, goard.1@osu.edu or 330-725-4911, ext. 107; and Dan Remley, field specialist in food, nutrition and wellness, remley.4@osu.edu or 740-289-2071, ext. 241. As part of the nationwide land-grant university system, OSU Extension offers programs on a wide variety of other topics, including agriculture, natural resources and gardening; 4-H youth development; and community development. But it’s often the family PIQUA — The Miami County and consumer sciences area that hits Historical and Genealogical Soci- home with Ohio residents, said Keith ety will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Smith, director of OSU Extension and Aug. 21, at the Piqua Public Li- the Gist Chair in Extension Education brary for a “sip and shareâ€? pro- and Leadership at Ohio State Univergram. The public is invited to sity. attend to share information and “Our family and consumer sciences stories about family research, reprograms help Ohioans learn how to search sites, programs/convenapply research-based information in tions or share a treasured item from their ancestors. Light re- their daily lives to make informed freshments will be served. The choices about everything from finances meeting will be held in the Louis to healthy families to food safety,â€? Smith Room. The library is located at said. “OSU Extension’s theme is ‘Em116 W. High St. For more informa- powerment through Education,’ and that’s exactly what our programs do for tion, call 937-307-7142. Ohio’s families every day.â€? For more information about family topics. • eStore (http://estore.osu-exten- and consumer sciences programs and sion.org/), which offers for-sale publica- services offered by the Miami County office of OSU Extension, contact the oftions from OSU Extension. eXtension fice at 440-3945or miam@osu.edu. •

ming available to low-income and atrisk families in Miami County More Extension materials on related topics are available online: • OSU Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/osuefcs • OSU Extension Family & Consumer Sciences “Eat, Save & Be Healthyâ€? blog, http://www.fcs.osu.edu/blog •Ohioline (http://ohioline.osu.edu), which offers free OSU Extension fact sheets and publications on a variety of

Genealogical society to meet Tuesday

In brief Grant deadline looms

foundation.org or for more information, call 339-8935. Residential Household Waste Drop-off Hazardous TROY — The deadline to submit grant requests from the Troy Foundation is 4 Drop-off Day p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, for September 15 the upcoming meeting in September. Grants are MIAMI COUNTY — available to charitable, non- Miami County Sanitary Enprofit organizations that gineering will be having the benefit citizens of the Troy household hazardous waste City School District. Appli- drop-off for residents to cations and guidelines are properly dispose of their available on the foundation’s items on Saturday, Sept. 15. website at www.thetroy- The cost to residents will be

$1 per pound. Residents are asked to call 440-3488 to register a time between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon to drop-off their items. The event will be located at the Miami County Sanitary Engineering facility at 2200 North County Road 25-A in Troy. Veolia ES Technical Solutions in West Carrollton is the contractor selected to properly dispose of these materials. A partial list of materials that can be brought includes pesticides,

pool chemicals, mercury, gasoline, kerosene and antifreeze. No smoke detectors or pharmaceuticals are allowed. Call the sanitary engineering office if you have any other questions on materials taken. For other questions concerning other recycling and proper disposal methods, visit www.miamicountysed.com or call the Sanitary Engineering Department from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 440-3488.

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he “dog days” of summer are here. As difficult as it is to believe, we are just a few short weeks away from the start of another school year. Already hard at work are many area student athletes. Many have been working all summer but schools began their first official practices during this past week. Many of us have already seen, and read, about the obvious. Football players from around the area have donned their pads and are ready for some honest contact to augment the sweat. What many of us don’t realize, or at least acknowledge, is that while football is undoubtedly king, there are hundreds of other kids out there working every bit as hard to get ready for their chosen sport. Soccer players of all ages are working their tails off under the hot August sun to ready themselves for their own fall campaign. The Piqua boys soccer team has already seen a measure of success this season by winning a tournament in Urbana last weekend. Possibly some of the most overlooked athMIKE ULLERY letes working to perfect their skills as the fall Chief Photographer season approaches are our school cheerleaders. Like most people, I have pretty much always seen cheerleaders as a fun group who cheer for the “real” athletes during a game. I saw them largely as a social group. Over the past year or so, I have become acquainted with a number of our local cheerleaders and their parents. This has really opened my eyes. Possibly it has always been this way. Possibly it is because cheerleading has been rapidly evolving, maybe faster than other sports. From my perspective, cheerleading has all but ceased as a rah-rah-stand-on-the-sideline group of young ladies. I now see our cheerleading squad as a group of dedicated young athletes. Yes, athletes. The moves and the athleticism necessary to accomplish some of the cheer routines are extremely difficult. I have also seen the pain and injuries that these young ladies suffer … and fight their way through, as they continue to practice with all of the same grit and determination as their football counterparts. The tumbling routines, which are becoming a staple to most cheer squads add even greater physical demands. The same can be said of our marching band members. It may seem like something that is not terribly difficult to anyone who has not tried, but the skill and concentration necessary to march a routine on a football field, stay in step, in line, (in multiple directions simultaneously,) hitting your exact marks on the field even though you cannot look down to see, while at the same time playing a musical arrangement that is, by itself, difficult if you were sitting in a chair, is a daunting task. These young musicians put in just as many hours in the hot sun as any other athlete. For a number of weeks during the football season, they will march their show for fans on Friday night, get home after midnight, only to pack up and leave early on Saturday morning in order to compete in a marching band competition. Many of these youngsters have the same goals as their fellow athletes — to become good enough at their chosen sport to secure a college scholarship. Hard work and dedication to a sport that one is passionate about does not stop with football, basketball or soccer players. It includes all athletes in all sports. Maybe an old fogey like me really does learn new things, or at least just learns to appreciate the hard work that is going on in front of my eyes. As we approach the start of a new season of fall sports, I encourage everyone to support our student athletes, every one of them, in every sport. Think back to how much it meant to you, when you were in school, to have not only your parents in the stands, but members of the community cheering for your team.

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Talk about having a bad hair day almost swear that a few suffer from aggresof them even waved at sive nose hair and me. that medical malady Let me put it this has forced me to buy an way. My nose hair electronic nose hair would give Wilfred clipper. What's worse Brimley a run for his than admitting that is I money if the sight didn’t use those clippers on a frighten him to death fairly routine basis. first. What I am trying to say WILL E SANDERS This wasn’t always is I need to shave my such a humiliating nose more often than I Staff Writer problem for me. At first need to shave my face. wsanders@dailycall.com it was just a rogue nose Yes, it's embarrassing. Thanks for rubbing it in. Hey, when hair here or there. I would pluck it out, I was in middle school I barfed all over no big deal. I thought of it like weeding Chris Hoffman during art class. Want to a garden, which I realize is a poorlycrafted metaphor. Later on though my make fun of me for that, too? Now I am a pretty young guy, and nose hair became denser and that garthankfully in the body hair department den turned into a jungle. A really, really I am the light heavyweight champion. I gross jungle mostly filled with nose hair have gone a record-setting 32 years on and things you will find in most tissues. That’s when I employed alternative this chunk of rock without so much as a single strand of body hair. I shave my methods to dealing with my nasal nooface, maybe, twice a month. I am, but in dles. Against my better judgment I began using a sharp pair of sewing scisa few words, a hairless freak. Did you ever watch that Fox docu- sors I just found sitting around the mentary "Alien Autopsy" a few years house to trim my nose hairs. I want to pause here in case kids are ago? That's my body from the neck reading. Children, it's never a wise decidown. So yes, I feel incredibly appreciative sion to shove things you find “just sitting for the fact that I am not some big, hairy around the house” up your nose, or for dude and have the rubbery appearance that matter into any body orifice. At first that worked, but after awhile of a greased up sea lion. However, that does not make up for the fact — nor does I became incredibly careless and gave it explain why — I have an outrageous myself one too many bloody noses. The abundance of long, thick and disgusting thing I kept forgetting was how easy it nose hair sprouting out from my face. I would have been to accidentally stab sneezed the other day and a small child myself in the brain. Talk about having a said the aftermath looked like I tried bit- bad hair day. After a few months I decided to step ing a live porcupine. But that wasn’t the most embarrass- out of the Dark Ages and purchased one ing thing someone has said to me this of those new-fangled electronic trimweek about my nose hair. My girlfriend, mers. If nothing else it gave me piece of Christine, and I were engaged in a mind that I wouldn’t inadvertently thought-provoking conversation just the pierce a piece of my mind. So now I am packing some serious other day regarding the solar system heat in the nose-hair trimming departwhen she stopped me short. “Man,” she said, almost mystified, ment. I bought some exotic nose hair device that’s impressively named the “your nose hairs are so long.” I laughed it off, but deep down inside Vortex. And these nose whiskers of mine a hurt swelled within me. I had just are in my cross hairs. shaved my nose hairs the night before. To contact Will E Sanders email him I immediately rushed into the bathroom, looked in the mirror and con- at wille@willesanders.com. To learn more about Will E Sanders, to read past firmed the worst. It was like a hair-raising 1980s horror columns or to read features by other Cremovie. “They're ba-ack!” is all that ran ators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, through my mind. There must have been visit the Creators Syndicate website at a dozen or so nose hairs poking out from www.creators.com. COPYRIGHT 2012 my nostrils like ropey tentacles. I could CREATORS.COM

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To the Editor: There is another tax levy being placed on the ballot for Miami East School District in November. I understand this renewal five-year, 3.5-mill property tax levy, which brings in $380,723 per year, is for the general operating fund. Since there was a substantial cost savings from the funding of the new high school, are there any restrictions that would prevent using the $1 million savings to support the general operating fund? Miami East tax payers were informed that those savings would be returned to them. Perhaps this tax levy is not really necessary at this time if the $1 million can be utilized in its place. — Bonnie Sullenberger Fletcher

Nation Kisses at Chick-fil-A to protest gay marriage view ATLANTA (AP) — Gay rights activists were kissing at Chick-fil-A stores across the country Friday, just days after the company set a sales record when customers flocked to the restaurants to show support for the fast-food chain president's opposition to gay marriage. Meanwhile, police were investigating graffiti at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Southern California. The graffiti on the side of a restaurant in Torrance said "Tastes like hate" and had a picture of a cow. No one has been arrested. The flap began last month when Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy told a religious publication that the company backed "the biblical definition of a family" and later said: "''I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.'"

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Diary opens door to dialogue between mother and daughter DEAR ABBY: I’m a 16year-old girl who accidentally left my diary on the counter and my mother read it. When she told me, I was disappointed and hurt. To me, a diary is a place I can escape to and feel comfortable just being me. She now knows I struggle with depression and have done things I’m not proud of. I was angry and expected an apology because it was a violation of my privacy. She claims she had the right to read it because I left it on the counter, and if I didn’t want her to see it, I shouldn’t have left it there. Regardless of where my diary was, I don’t feel she had the right to go through it because it’s not hers. I told her I want an apology and I am willing to rebuild that trust. My mom said there is no reason to rebuild it or to apologize, and she did nothing wrong. Am I wrong for wanting an apology and a better explanation for why she did it? — DISAPPOINTED DAUGHTER

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This undated film image released by 20th Century Fox shows Zachary Gordon in a scene from “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days.� MICHAEL RECHTSHAFFEN The Hollywood Reporter LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maybe it has to do with the lowered expectations surrounding something with "Dog Days" in its title being released during a traditionally less stellar time in the movie-going season, but the third installment in the "Wimpy Kid" franchise turns out to be not so wimpy after all. Although it paints everything with the same broad sitcom strokes as its predecessor, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days," culled from the third and fourth books in Jeff Kinney's wildly successful "novel in cartoons" series, proves nimbler and truer to its origins than last year's "Rodrick Rules." Despite the fact that this "school's out" edition is hitting theatres at a time when many kids in the country are getting ready to go back, the modestly budgeted Fox 2000 presentation should still come within spitball distance of the $53 million taken

DEAR RAMBLING AUNTIE: Obviously, your sister and her daughter are more concerned with the fantasy of how things will look at this tea than the feelings of those who will attend. People like that are easily offended/alienated and carry grudges. Because you don’t want to cause a rift, buy a cheap hat and go to the tea. While sending a note and gift in lieu of attending is more than what most people would do under the circumstances — and I don’t blame you for considering it — to keep peace in the family, put in an appearance. DAVID BAUDER P.S. With relatives like this, you have my sympa- AP Television Writer thy. NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's researchers are DEAR ABBY: My hus- finding that people who band thinks I’m addicted to know the results of Lonyour column. What should don Olympics events beI do? fore they are shown on — “AB�DICTED tape delay are more — not TO YOU less — likely to watch them. DEAR “AB�DICTED: The preliminary reWhile I wouldn’t ordinarily search unveiled Thursday encourage any kind of ad- undercuts an assumption diction, I’m making an ex- that has guided producception in your case. tion of Olympic broadcasts Continue reading my col- from locales outside of U.S. umn and encourage your time zones for decades. husband to read occasional NBC has been criticized letters until he becomes for not televising live “Ab�-co-dependent. When it some of the London comes to enlarging my Games' marquee events readership, the more the like swimming and gymmerrier! nastics so they can be aired later in prime time. Dear Abby is written by Two-thirds of people Abigail Van Buren, also questioned in a survey known as Jeanne Phillips, Sunday said they watch and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

DEAR DISAPPOINTED: Your mother read your diary because it was out in the open and she was curious. Does she owe you an apology? Perhaps. However, if her level of communication with you is so poor that you live under the same roof and she hasn’t noticed your struggle with depression — whether situational or chronic — and offered to help you find help for it, then what happened may have been a blessing. What you need with her is a closer relationship, not a combative one. Her job as a parent is to help you, and that includes teaching you to make the right choices.

domestically by No. 2. It's summer break in the Heffley household, and while the teenaged Greg (Zachary Gordon) is content to while away the sunny hours inside playing video games, his hapless dad, Frank (Steve Zahn) has other, fatherson bonding ideas. He's initially able to dodge working as an intern at Frank's office by pretending he already landed a job at the ritzy country club where his buddy Rowley belongs — and where his crush Holly Hills (Peyton List) hangs out — but when his dad catches on to the ruse, Greg gets dragged off on an ill-fated camping trip. David Bowers, who also helmed "Rodrick Rules" and incoming screenwriters Maya Forbes ("The Larry Sanders Show") and Wallace Wolodarsky ("Monsters vs. Aliens") have brought the title character closer to those wimpier roots after Greg came across as a little too

mean-spirited the last time out. As again portrayed by Gordon, this time around there's more vulnerability to temper that smart-ass streak, while the story as a whole feels less episodic. You still won't find the characters fleshed out any more substantially than Kinney's stick figures, but Zahn's unique way with a line reading or reaction keeps things benignly amusing. Also back are Rachael Harris as Greg's just-coping mom, Devon Bostick as lazy big-brother Rodrick, and red-headed Robert Capron as his bighearted best pal Rowley. Shooting once again took place in Vancouver, shot back-to-back with the second film last summer, to ensure the wimpy kid didn't look more like a wimpy man. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days," a Fox 2000 release, is rated PG for some mild rude humor and mischief. Running time: 96 minutes.

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DEAR ABBY: A bridal tea is being held for my niece soon. The invitation says, “Hats and dresses, please.� I was also told verbally by the mother of the bride (my sister) that they want everyone attending to wear hats. I told her I’m very uncomfortable wearing a hat, but would put flowers in my hair to “jazz it up� a bit. Last night, my brotherin-law called asking what I was wearing to the tea. My first reaction was that he was joking — so I asked if he thought that it was even worth a conversation. He said if I don’t wear a dress and hat, to not bother coming. I was so shocked that I said OK and hung up. I am very sad that I would not be welcomed without the hat — something so superficial. If ap-

the prime-time Olympics telecast even if they know the results ahead of time. People who watched the events live earlier in the day via computer screen watched the tape-delayed broadcast 50 percent longer than those who hadn't, said Alan Wurtzel, NBC's chief researcher. NBC has been getting far better ratings for the London Games than it ever expected, outpacing the 2008 Games in Beijing. A month ago, NBC had predicted it would lose some $200 million on the games, but network executives said Wednesday the company would break even. NBC Sports Chairman Mark Lazarus said Thursday the company could even make money if the good ratings continued. The network is airing

all of the competition live via video stream. But the network's decision to hold back big events because no live competition takes place during U.S. prime time has led to widespread complaints on social media. The longtime theory was that fewer people would watch in prime time if they could see them live earlier. Lazarus held back when asked whether this would mean tape delay will become a thing of the past after the London Games. "We will continue to innovate our coverage," he said on a conference call Thursday. "I won't make a proclamation here about what we are going to do, but be sure we are analyzing everything." The company Usamp questioned 1,000 adults

who said they had watched Olympics competition. The survey found that 43 percent of the people who watched the prime-time telecasts said they knew the results before tuning in. Wurtzel said that the Olympics are encouraging consumers to try new things. Some 75 percent of people who said they had tried streaming Olympics coverage on tablets said they had never streamed video before on the devices. Olympics viewership was up 28 percent among teenagers over Beijing, even more sharply among teenage girls. "Why is this important? Wurtzel said. "Because we're cultivating the next Olympics generation."

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tial deep finesse in diamonds is based on simple arithmetic. As the play progressed, he learned that East had started with three hearts and six clubs (because West had shown up with only one heart and two clubs). South also knew from the bidding that East had started with either three or four spades. With at least 12 of East's cards in three suits thus accounted for, it followed that East could not have been dealt more than one diamond. Therefore, after cashing the king, finessing the nine and then the jack was sure to succeed.

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Jennifer LeAnn Jackson and Aaron Andrew McKee were married July 20, 2012, in Sidney. She is the daughter of Iris Snyder and Tony Jackson, both of Piqua. Mr. and Mrs. Todd McKee of Sidney are parents of the bridegroom. The bride graduated

from Piqua High School in 2011 and is attending Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky. The bridegroom is a 2007 graduate of Piqua High School and is an Airman First Class in the United States Air Force, stationed in South Korea.

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Marlin and Elaine (Meehling) Sage Jr. of Piqua are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 7, 1982, at Springcreek Baptist Church in Piqua. He has been a contractor delivering the

U.S. mail for the last 25 years. She was employed with the practice of Dr. Elsasser D.D.S. for 28 years, more recently working for the Miami County Treasurer. The couple spend much of their time on the water at Lake Erie.

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Anne Louise Kohl and Aaron Joseph Tavalire, both of Ypsilanti, Mich., were married May 19, 2012, at Zion Lutheran Church in Ferndale, Mich. Pastor Paul Gateman officiated the 4:30 p.m. ceremony. She is the daughter of Thomas and Barbara Kohl of Piqua. Ruth Tavalire of Ferndale, Mich. and Timothy Tavalire and Tracey Anderson of Royal Oak, Mich. are parents of the bridegroom. The bride wore an ivory ball gown designed by Oleg Cassini, with a classic sweetheart bodice, crystal and pearl beading surrounding a chiffon flower, and tulle skirt. She carried a round bouquet of purple hydrangeas, roses, lizzies, and hyacinth, accented with green button mums and hypericum berries. Serving the bride as matron of honor was Amy Iceman. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Hanley, sister of bride, Hannah Tavalire, sister of the bridegroom, Amanda Dugan, Kim Lovitt, and Bridget Hug. The flower girl was Mia Hanley, niece of the

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Safe grilling means not eating your grill brush MICHELLE LOCKE For The Associated Press From the Department of Things You Did Not Know You Had to Worry About comes a new advisory: Don’t eat your barbecue cleaning brush. Specifically, beware of accidentally ingesting broken-off bristles from brushes. Apparently, those bristles can stick to the grill and wind up in hamburgers or other food. While this isn’t exactly an epidemic — a small number of cases have been reported so far — it is a real problem with unpleasant results. According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, internal injuries have been reported from accidental ingestion of bristles, including six

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cases at Rhode Island Hospital between July 2009 and November 2010. Six more cases were identified from March 2011 to June 2012. Dr. David Grand, a radiologist who works in the hospital’s Department of Diagnostic Imaging, says he and his colleagues realized there was a problem after finding ingested bristles in a couple of patients who’d fallen ill after barbecues. “We all put our heads together and said, ‘Hey, has anyone seen this before?’ Once we had three cases identified, we realized that something was happening,� he says. Since reporting the findings to the CDC, doctors at the hospital have received emails from around the country reporting similar cases.

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — This fall San Franciscans will vote on a local measure with national implications: It could return to the American people a flooded gorge described as the twin of breathtaking Yosemite Valley. Voters will decide whether they want a plan for draining the 117-billiongallon Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park, exposing for the first time in 80 years a glacially carved, granite-ringed valley of towering waterfalls 17 miles north of its more famous geologic sibling. The November ballot measure asks: Should city officials devise a modern water plan that incorporates recycling and study expansion of other storage reservoirs to make up the loss? The measure could eventually undo a controversial century-old decision by Congress that created the only reservoir in a national park and slaked the thirst of a city 190 miles away. The battle over Hetch Hetchy, first waged unsuccessfully by naturalist John Muir, had turned the Sierra Club from an outdoors group into an environmental powerhouse. The fight gained momentum in recent years when unlikely allies joined forces. On one side are Republican lawmakers and environmentalists, including Ronald Reagan’s former interior secretary, who want the dam removed and valley restored. On the other are Democratic San Franciscans, led by Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, fighting to hold onto the city’s famously pure drinking water in a droughtprone state. “Eventually it will be broadly understood what an abomination a reservoir in a valley like Yosemite Valley really is,� Donald Hodel, the former interior chief, told The Associated Press. “I think it will be hard to quell this idea (of restoration). It is like ideas of freedom in a totalitarian regime. Once planted they are impossible to repress forever.� Over the past decade, studies by the state and others have shown it’s possible for San Francisco to continue collecting water from the Tuolumne River further downstream. But the city never seriously has considered giving up its claim to the valley. “This is a ridiculous idea,� Mayor Ed Lee said. “It’s a

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Trojan Horse for those that wish to have our public tricked into believing we have an adequate substitute for the Hetch Hetchy reservoir. We do not. There isn’t any.� The gravity-fed system serves 7 percent of California’s population, city water officials say. Turbines from its dams generate hydroelectric power for city buildings, streetlights and traffic signals, the airport and the transit system. And twothirds of the water from the system is sold to neighboring municipalities. All of this for just $30,000 a year.That was the rent set by Congress when it passed the Raker Act in 1913, giving San Francisco exclusive control and use of the Hetch Hetchy valley, despite opposition by 200 newspapers across the country and after a week of contentious debate. For the next decade stands of black oaks that had shaded deer and bear along the Tuolumne River through the half-mile-wide valley were removed along with 6 million board feet of lumber used to build the dam. By 1923, water began flooding what once were lush meadows. In recent years, politicians have argued that San Francisco is getting a bargain and that the rent should be increased. Others have said San Francisco is violating the Raker Act because the city’s transmission lines stop 30 miles short of the city and that Pacific Gas & Electric profits by carrying it the rest of the way. With opposition from then-Mayor Feinstein, Hodel brought the issue back to life in 1987 as a way of alleviating crowds and traffic in Yosemite Valley, which now sees 4 million visitors a year. Most recently the George W. Bush administration tried funding a feasibility study, but it was quashed politically by Democrats when Pelosi was Speaker of the House. “San Francisco is known as a progressive city in many ways, especially environmentally. But in water, it’s just not the case. We’ve got a very sweet deal,� said Spreck Rosekrans of Restore Hetch Hetchy, who has studied the issue for 20 years. “Restoring the valley would undo the greatest wrong that has ever been done to a national park.� Studies by the federal Bureau of Reclamation, the state Department of Water Resources and others show restoring the valley is technically feasible. The cost estimates range from $3 billion to $10 billion.


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Annual festival in 10th year will include free food and fun BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer myingst@tdnpublishing.com MIAMI COUNTY — One evening out of the year, 10 percent of Miami County comes together for a night out for food, family, fun and community activism. National Night Out kicks off at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Troy Community Park, across from Hobart Arena, for its 10th annual festival of information, as well as free food and fun. Opening ceremonies begin at 5:30 p.m. and former Miami County judge Jeffrey Welbaum will be this year’s guest speaker. “More than 10,000 people a year come out for this and I think that’s pretty huge — that’s 10 percent of the whole county,” said Tom Kirkham, a 20 year member of the Troy Police Department’s Auxiliary and co-chairman of Miami County’s National Night Out for more than 10 years. This year’s National Night Out’s theme is “Stop Crime in its Tracks.” “If we can help one person find a service they need or help a family get a car seat checked or someone can benefit in any way, it’s a success,” Kirkham said. “When I see a smile on a kid’s face or a parent stops to thank me it’s all worth it.” Public service organiza-

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TROY — Down to the wire, the first “Battle of the Badges” between local police officers and the city of Troy’s fire department was a virtual tie, but the true winners were the spectators and a charity close to each of the participants’ hearts. The “boys in blue” from local police departments and the Troy Fire Department tested their marksmanship Thursday at the Troy Fish and Game — all for a good cause. Troy Fire Department’s Brandon Knisley took on the Troy Police Department’s Patrolman Matt Mosier during a one-on-one game called “Sniper Gun” a long-range shootout testing who could clear a group of red balloons without striking the white ones. “I just wanted to hang out with my friends from the department and shoot for a good cause,” Knisley said after clearing his set of red. Knisley, a former member of the U.S. Army for eight years, said he had his “Army marksmanship” to thank for his clear shots. Mosier also cleared his targets, and teased Knisley that he had to clear the “hard ones” for Knisley’s swift and smooth shots. “I left him the easy ones,” Mosier said before ribbing Knisley about BETHEL TWP. his Army service. Jack Kaylor, LaVonna Kaylor “Is there such a thing as ‘Army to Jeffrey Tkach, Karyn Tkach, marksmanship?” Mosier asked one lot, $323,000. with a laugh. Mosier, a patrolman for the Troy Police Department for more than CONCORD TWP. Keith Houk, Mary Houk to nine years, quickly dismissed KnisMary L. Houk, trustee, Mary L. Houk Revocable Living Trust Agreement, $0. Michael Richard DeNise, 23, of John Joseph Scott III, 6767 Alexander Dr., Piqua to Trustee, Patricia Ann Scott, Megan Marie Grise, 21, of 1528 E. trustee to Wayne McWhirter, U.S. Route 36, Piqua. one lot, $215,500. William Edward Williamson, 23, of 4795 Millridge Road, Huber MONROE TWP. Heights to Myranda Jo Kuck, 21, of Christine Lynne Logan, 3745 S. Kessler-Frederick, West Patrick Joseph Logan to Joshua Milton. Rowe, Lydia Rowe, one lot, Robert Bryan York, 44, of 3427 $161,000. Tipp Cowlesville Road,Tipp City to Lori Ann Angel, 45, of same adNEWTON TWP. dress. Janet K. Bashore, successor Sean Elvis Plessinger, 38, of 529 co-trustee, Lloyd Riffell Trust, N. High St., Covington to Jennifer Paul Riffell, successor co-trustee Kay Beam,38,of 513 Pinoak Drive, to Kathy Baker, trustee, Merlin Nicholasville, Ky. Baker, trustee, Kathy Baker Shawn Ryan King, 28, of 3803 Trust, Merlin Baker Trust, Sky Hawk Drive, Lima to Hollie Renea Hitchcock, 25, of9430 W. $130,000.

National Night Out kicks off Tuesday tion from the county’s law enforcement and fire departments will be on hand to showcase their services and their outreach programs such as Troy Police Department’s car seat checks and its rape defense courses held throughout the year. “This helps us all prevent us becoming victims and help them get to where they need to go to turn their life around,” Kirkham said of the multiple agencies, health and wellness programs as well as police and fire officials. “It’s a great way for the community to come together, work together and meet on a fun evening to learn what is out there to help them with their needs,” Kirkham said. “I want to thank all the organizations — there are too many to name — as well as the city of Troy and Troy Police Department and all that have supported this over the years.” With a near perfect weather forecast for Tuesday, Kirkham said this year’s crowd may be the largest which he is pleased to see each year. “I don’t think the weather could get any better,” Kirkham said. Kirkham said representatives from the Ohio governor’s office have remarked that Miami County’s National Night Out event is one of the state’s best. “They’ve told us it’s one

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ley’s military branch in favor of his beloved Marine Corps. “I was in the Marine Corps for four years,” Mosier shared before the first target shooting games began. “It sounded fun and it’s for a good cause.” Each team had five members to compete in games. Both police and fire department tied in the “Apple Run” a relay event to shoot apples off posts, and tied in the Sniper Gun event. The Troy Fire Department won the event called “Pit Bull” and the police department members won the “Hide and Seek” target game. Shooter’s Paradise’s first “Battle of the Badges” may have ended in a tie, but the true winner will be those on the receiving end of the money raised for the Wounded Warriors Project. “It’s great to be out here and the community that backs us up,” said Rich Workman, owner of Shooter’s Paradise, a training center and retail center.Shooter’s Paradise is celebrating its grand opening today at its location on 542 N. Elm St.,Troy. Workman said he was pleased with the turnout and with the fun both departments were having at the event, which he hopes becomes an annual tradition. “We hope it gets bigger and bigger and we’ll have more participation,” Workman said. They may carry around a gun on their hip all day, yet members of the police department had to set up their game against the Troy Fire Department which had several avid hunters and gun enthusiasts on its side. West Milton Police Department

Ross Grove and Adam Simpson joined Mosier, and Nick Lambert, a member of the Huber Heights Police Department on its team. Shooter’s Paradise owner Jonathon Workman, also a Troy Police Department auxiliary member, was on the police department’s team. Representing the Troy Fire Department were Knisley, Josh Havenar, Lyle Bolin, Joshua Marchal and Steve Schmitz. “We are here to support Wounded Warrior Project and we think that’s awesome,” Bolin said. “It sounded like a fun thing to do and it’s for a great cause.” A firefighter for 22 years, Schmitz said he came out for a good time and a good cause. “It’s an excellent opportunity to shoot for a good cause,” Schmitz said. Bolin joked that the fire department didn’t have quite the pressure the police members did at the first “Battle of the Badges.” “But if we win …” Bolin said with a laugh. Staring at the Annie Oakleyesque apples on posts,West Milton Police Department’s Adam Simpson joked about the difficulty of the game. “Do we have enough rounds for that?” Simpson said with a laugh. Workman’s son Jonathon, an auxiliary member of the Troy Police Department, reminded the county’s first responders of their safety equipment. “We don’t want the fire department to have to do their jobs and then the police department to have to do theirs!” Jonathon Workman said with a laugh.

Marriages Klinger Road, Covington. Jason Matthew McCoy, 28, of 2275 Foxdale Drive,Troy to Karlea Amanda Ashmore, 26, of 2275 Foxdale Drive, Troy. Kevin Daniel Davey, 27, of 321 Grant Street, Troy to Katherine Danielle Langston,26,of 1567 Sussex Road, Troy. Morgan Alexis Kennedy, 19, of 4 Pearson Court, Troy to Shelby Mariah Duffield, 19, of same address. Brandon Douglas Swan, 26, of 603 S. Main St., Piqua to Tara Renee Carnes, 22, of same address. Cameron Michael Wesley, 22, of 502 S.Crawford,Troy to Sarah-Jessica Lynn Moore, 20, of 7 Mapleview Court, West Milton.

Richard Lee Ryan Palsgrove III, 24, of 1007 Cooperfield Lane, Tipp City to Natalie Michelle Priaulx,23, of 3210 Southfield Drive, Beavercreek. Keith Eric Owen, 36, of 63A Heather Road, Troy to Maria Louise Caulfield, 30, of same address. Aberlain Cifuentes Gonzalez,21, of 1410 Henley Road, Troy to Jessica Marie Cline, 24, of same address. Andrew Kiston Baumann, 26, of 1220 Sequoia Court Apt. D, Tipp City to Sara Beth Goodman, 24, of 1220 Sequoia Court Apt. D, Tipp City.

Blood drive during event A community blood drive will also be held during the annual National Night Out from 37 p.m. at the Hobart Arena. To register online, visit www.givingbloodnow.org and use sponsor code 13477. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are accepted for local blood banks. Registered donors also will signed up to win a new red Ford Focus. of the best they’ve attended,” Kirkham said. Kirkham noted all the success and help over his tenure as chairman couldn’t have been done without co-chairwoman Becky Chaney. “It’s a lot of work at the end of the day but it’s all worth it. Becky has helped me for more than eight years a lot and with the help from our committee, it’s been a great time,” Kirkham said, adding planning for the event begins in February. “We enjoy seeing all the people get out and enjoying themselves.” Once again, multiple restaurants will be providing free food samples including Outback Steakhouse, Frickers, Culver’s, Friendly’s and Filling Station as well as free hot dogs courtesy of the American Legion, bottled water from Kiwanis organization and pop from the American Legion Post 43 Woman’s Auxiliary. Door prizes, including a $200 grill from Lowe’s as well as local jewelry stores, hotels and restaurants will also be offered.

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The Retirement US hiring picked up in July So did unemployment Wild Card: lanning financially for retirement is becoming an increasingly complex task, and the rising cost of healthcare isn’t helping matters. Household and national budgets are pinched in part thanks to more expensive care, a population with longer life expectancies and growing healthcare debt. Add to this an aging boomer population that’s expected to experience an uptick in their need for healthcare services with each passing year, and it’s easy to see that costs will likely continue to CRAIG W. soar. All told, it’s apparMULLENBROCK ent that Americans need CFP®, CDFA™ to be prepared for significant healthcare spending in their golden years and adjust their retirement plans (and expectations) accordingly. Are you overwhelmed yet? There is a great deal to know, so spend some time researching and finding answers to your questions well in advance of retirement. Whether you plan to retire in the near future or much further down the road, it’s important to understand how leaving the workforce will affect your healthcare options and your wallet. The following discussion provides an overview of what to consider, and may help you determine how best to manage your medical costs in retirement. Understand Your Medicare Benefits. In 1965, the United States government implemented Medicare, a government-subsidized healthcare program designed to provide affordable healthcare to older and disabled Americans. One common misunderstanding about Medicare is the notion that it provides total coverage for retirees. Participant costs – including premiums and co-insurance – do vary, but middle- and high-income families can expect to contribute significantly to their healthcare costs in retirement. Medicare includes several parts and can be tricky to understand. Part A is hospital insurance, Part B is medical insurance and Part D provides prescription drug coverage. Then there are supplemental plans, which include Medicare Advantage plans (formerly called Medicare Part C) and Medigap plans. These optional plans are designed to help cover deductibles and copays; they may include provisions for prescription drugs, vision and dental care. Many retirees opt to pay a premium for supplemental plan coverage to avoid spikes in their monthly expenses. Medicare eligibility starts at age 65, or sooner if you have a qualifying disability. If you’re nearing retirement age, pay close attention to enrollment timelines and requirements to ensure eligibility. Evaluate your need for long-term care insurance. Like all forms of insurance, long-term care insurance is a way of protecting yourself against an adverse event that could possibly never occur, but there’s a good chance you would make use of a policy. Cost and eligibility are tied to age and overall health, so this type of policy is not practical for everyone. Also, these plans are not standardized, so compare options before you buy. Incorporate healthcare cost planning into your overall financial plan. While it’s valuable to understand how healthcare costs play out in retirement in a general sense, it’s even more useful to apply this information to your unique set of circumstances. A financial advisor can help you examine your family’s situation, project your costs to the extent possible, and recommend strategies to help you enhance your savings options and potentially reduce expenses in retirement. For example, if you or your spouse have not paid Medicare taxes over the course of ten years while working, your retirement plan should reflect an allocation for the monthly premium attached to the benefit of Medicare Part A, which others will receive free and clear. If you have a chronic condition, you can expect to incur more out-of-pocket costs. Your circumstances may also be different if you have a generous pension plan or if your former employer offers insurance coverage into retirement. Will you be able to retire early? Some people may have dreams of leaving fulltime employment before Medicare kicks in at age 65. The Affordable Care Act includes a provision to encourage employers to maintain retirement insurance coverage for early retirees through the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program. Find out if your employer participates and think carefully about the pros and cons of leaving the workforce early. Keep in mind that our healthcare system may seem “unwell” at the moment, but just like our bodies, there is tremendous potential for healing if each of us takes responsibility where we can by finding ways to improve our health and spend our healthcare dollars wisely. 1Kaiser Family Foundation, 2010 Medicare Chartbook, “Section 1: Medicare Beneficiaries.”

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CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AND PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy generated 163,000 jobs in July after three months of weak hiring, a sign it is resilient enough to pull out of a midyear slump and grow modestly as the rest of the world slows down. But employers aren’t hiring enough to drive down the unemployment rate, which ticked up to 8.3 percent last month from 8.2 percent in June — the 42nd straight month the jobless rate has exceeded 8 percent. The United States remains stuck with the weakest economic recovery since World War II. The latest job numbers, released Friday by the Labor Department, provided fodder both for President Barack Obama, who highlighted improved hiring in the private sector, and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, who pointed toward higher unemployment. “It’s not especially weak, but it’s not especially strong,” said Scott Brown, chief economist at the investment firm Raymond James. Investors focused on the positive. The Dow Jones industrials surged more than 220 points. Three more monthly jobs reports will come out before Election Day, including the one on October employment on Friday, Nov. 2, four days before Americans vote. No modern president has faced re-election when unemployment was so high. President Jimmy Carter was bounced from office in November 1980 when unemployment was 7.5 percent. In remarks at the White House, Obama said the private sector has added 4.5 million jobs in the past 29 months. But he acknowledged there still are too many people out of work. “We’ve got more work to do on their behalf,” he said. Former Massachusetts Gov. Romney focused on the increase in the unemployment rate, as did other Republicans. “Middle-class Americans deserve better, and I believe America can do better,” Romney said in a statement. Worries have intensified that the U.S. economy will fall off a “fiscal cliff ” at the end of the year. That’s when more than $600 billion in tax in-

creases and spending cuts will kick in unless Congress reaches a budget deal. The draconian dose of austerity is meant to force Republicans and Democrats to compromise. If they can’t and taxes go up and spending gets slashed, the economy will plunge into recession, contracting at an annual rate of 1.3 percent the first six months of 2013, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The rest of the world is slowing. Much of Europe is in recession as policymakers struggle to deal with high government debts, weak banks and the threat that countries will abandon the euro currency and wreck the region’s financial system. The high-powered economies of China, India and Brazil are slowing sharply, partly because Europe’s troubles have hurt their exports. The July job numbers “should ease fears that the U.S. economy is following Europe into recession,” said Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics. But if the job picture keeps improving it could make it less likely the Fed will act to stimulate the economy at its next meeting Sept. 12-13. Earlier this week, the Fed left its policy unchanged but signaled it was ready to act if growth and hiring remained weak. That led many economists to predict the Fed would announce a third round of bond purchases designed to push long-term interest rates down and generate more borrowing and spending in the economy. “If the previous three months of lackluster job creation were not enough to spur the (Fed) into acting more aggressively to stimulate the economy, these numbers must surely kill off the possibility of imminent action,” said Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit in London. The job market got off to a strong start in 2012. Employers added an average 226,000 a month from January through March. But the hiring spree was caused partly by a surprisingly warm winter that allowed construction companies and other firms to hire earlier in the year than usual, effectively stealing jobs from the spring. The payback showed up as weak hiring — an average 73,000 a month — from April through June.

Then came the 163,000 new jobs in July, beating the 100,000 economists had expected. Now that the warm weather effects have worn off, economists expect job growth to settle into range of 100,000 to 150,000 a month. Which would be consistent: The economy has added an average of 151,000 jobs a month this year. But that hasn’t been enough to steadily bring unemployment down. At 8.3 percent, unemployment was as high in July as it had been in January. But last month’s uptick in joblessness was practically a rounding error: The rate unemployment blipped up from 8.22 percent in June to 8.25 in July. The job market still has a long way to go. The economy lost 8.8 million jobs from the time employment peaked in January 2008 until it hit bottom in February 2010. Since then, just 4 million, or 46 percent, have been recovered. Never since World War II has the economy been so slow to recover all the jobs lost in a downturn. A broader measure of weakness in the job market deteriorated in July: The proportion of Americans who were either unemployed, working part time because they couldn’t find full-time work or too discouraged to look for work rose to 15 percent from 14.9 percent in June. Nearly 5.2 million Americans have been out of work for six months or more. Those lucky enough to have jobs aren’t seeing their spending power grow. Average hourly wages increased by 2 cents to $23.52 an hour in July. Over the past year wages have increased 1.7 percent — just matching the rate of inflation. Eric Kosmack, 24, has applied for about 450 jobs since he graduated in January 2011 from Montclair State University in New Jersey. He is looking for a job in accounting to put his mathematics degree to work. He has had three temporary jobs since then, including one that ended Tuesday, but no luck in his search for a permanent one. And many of the jobs he has seen described as “entry level” still ask for 13 years of experience, which he doesn’t have. “I understand that they want to find the perfect candidate, but it seems AP business writer like a long process,” he Joseph Pisani in New York said. contributed to this report.

Bonds retain appeal, despite rock-bottom yields DANIEL WAGNER AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Bond yields are scraping along at record lows, but investors keep buying them, valuing the modest, fixed returns they pay over the bigger potential profits offered by stocks. Bill Gross of PIMCO, perhaps the nation’s best-

known bond fund manager, said people should think long and hard before buying stocks at all. Gross declared in a letter last week that “the cult of equity is dying.” Investors have come to expect more growth from stocks than they can possibly deliver, Gross said. Some strategists say they’ve seen this movie be-

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“The glass half full is that this report should ease fears that we’re slipping into recession,” said Michael Feroli, an economist JPMorgan Chase Bank. “The glass half empty is that the labor market generally still stinks when thinking about things that matter for people’s well-being, like wage growth.” Government cutbacks continued to weigh heavily on the job market. The economy lost 9,000 government jobs last month and 660,000 over the past two years. Private companies have picked up part of the slack. In fact, private payrolls are higher now than they were when Obama took office in January 2009. In July, private sector job gains were broadManufacturing based. added 25,000 jobs, the most since March. Restaurants and bars added 29,000. Temporary help services added 14,100 jobs. Retailers hired 7,000 more workers. Education and health services gained 38,000. Tania Dougherty, owner of The Little Wine Bus in New York, has two tour guides and wants to hire at least three more. That’s because more companies are booking her daylong winery tours for employee outings. After the financial crisis hit in 2008, companies cut back on bonuses, raises, vacation days and other perks, Dougherty said. But employers are now realizing they need to spend more money on their workers in order to retain them, she said. “They want to show them a good time,” said Dougherty. “People are working longer hours. It’s a way to reward employees. They deserve the day out, and companies are realizing that.” Sherry Meanwhile, Sheppard, owner of the I Love Cupcakes store in Largo, Fla., would like to hire a new employee but is holding off until she’s sure the economy is getting better. She has three employees now. If more people lose jobs, they’ll be less likely to spend money on guilty pleasures like cupcakes, Sheppard said. “Being that it’s an election year, it’s hard to tell how the economy is doing,” Sheppard says. “Maybe after the election we’ll get a better picture.” __


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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Grab every opportunity to enjoy the company of others and get involved in sports. Enjoy romance and every chance you get to express your creative talents. This is a party week for you! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Home, family and your domestic life continue to be your primary focus. Entertain at home as much as you can at this time. (However, many of you might want to cocoon quietly.) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The pace of your days is accelerating! Just accept this and go with the flow. Short trips, errands and increased reading and writing keep you busy! CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You’re giving thought to your values. Outwardly, you might be thinking of your earnings and cash flow. But inwardly, you’re wondering what really matters. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You continue to attract favorable situations and people to you at this time. Make hay while the sun shines! VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Because your personal year is coming to a close, look back over your shoulder and ask yourself how well you are doing at the art of living. How do you want your new year to be different? LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your popularity rating is growing. Enjoy groups, clubs and associations. Talk to others about your hopes and dreams for the future. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Because you want to expand your horizons, now is an excellent time to travel anywhere or take a course. You want adventure and new knowledge! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You might have to face the reality that you and someone else do not share the same values. This means you have to agree to disagree or compromise. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) With the sun as far away from your sign as it gets all year, it’s important to get more sleep now. You also can expect to be focused on partnerships more than usual. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You’re energized to get better organized! That’s why you’re making a to-do list and working hard. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This month is a party month for Pisces. It’s a great time to go on a vacation. Accept all invitations. Enjoy sports, romance and playful times with children. It’s your turn to kick up your heels. YOU BORN TODAY You have a strong sense of drama and theater, regardless of what you do for a living. You are kind, dignified and unflappable. You strive to make the world a better place. You follow through with your ideas with a calm determination, but you need a lot of freedom of action. In the coming year, an important decision will rise. Choose carefully. Birthdate of: Adam Yauch, musician; Terri Clark, singer; Dale Weise, hockey player. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Edison Community College invites qualified candidates to apply for the following positions: ◆ Part time Assistant Teacher for the Child Development Center ◆ Director of the Physical Therapy Assistant Associate Degree Program For a complete listing of employment and application requirements please visit:

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Experienced diesel or trailer mechanics needed in Sidney, Troy, Marysville, and Columbus, OH. Experience required and CDL class A preferred. Great benefits, CDL, DOT physical, and uniforms paid. If you have your own tools, and want to grow in the truck leasing and repair industry, send resume or apply in person to: Kirk NationaLease HR Dept. PO Box 4369 3885 W. Michigan Ave. Sidney, OH 45365

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NOW HIRING for Immediate Openings EMT-B Up to $13.75+/hr $500 Sign-on Bonus EMT-I Up to $15.75+/hr $1,000 Sign-on Bonus Paramedic's Up to $17.75+/hr $2,000 Sign-on Bonus For more information: 1-800-704-7846 Or email: joiler@hr-edge.com NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info: (985)646-1700 Dept. OH-6011.

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320 Houses for Rent PIQUA, 3/ 4 bedroom, attached garage, okay location, No Pets, Metro approved. Good landlord! (937)451-0794. PIQUA, BRADFORD, Christiansburg, 2 & 3 Bedroom houses and apartments for rent, (937)773-2829 after 2pm

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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, $695, 3 Bedroom double $675, 1 bedroom apartment $450 (937)216-5806 EversRealty.net 2 BEDROOM, appliances, air, New carpet, garage, lawn care. $535 plus deposit, no pets. (937)492-5271 2 BEDROOM in Troy, Move in special, Stove, refrigerator, W/D, A/C, very clean, no pets. $525. (937)573-7908 DOWNTOWN TROY 18 N Mulberry. 1 bedroom, washer/dryer hook-up, $400 monthly, $300 deposit. tenant pays gas and electric. (937)335-0832

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HandsOn West Central Ohio Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Director The Council on Rural Services is seeking a skilled and experienced program director for their Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. This program is a local resource for linking nonprofit groups and volunteers for meaningful volunteer opportunities in Miami, Darke, Shelby and Logan Counties. The selected candidate is responsible for the daily supervision/operation of the program, along with developing grant work plans that ensure comprehensive program delivery. The ideal candidate must be energetic, motivated, and reflect excellent leadership traits. Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communication or a related field required; experience in community development and volunteer management preferred. Position will be based in Piqua. 28 hours/week employment with a minimum hourly wage of $16.39 To apply please visit our website at www.councilonruralservices.org or send cover letter and resume to wmoorman@councilonruralservices.org 2303773

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PIQUA DAILY CALL • PLACE YOUR AD IN THE CLASSIFIEDS THAT WORK 877-844-8385 OR ON THE WEB AT WWW.DAILYCALL.COM 350 Wanted to Rent

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510 Appliances WANTED: up to date, stylish apartment, Troy area, preferably 2 bedrooms, without steps, washer/ dryer, appliances, have no pets/ kids. (937)573-7955

400 - Real Estate For Sale 425 Houses for Sale

TROY, nice home on Forrest Lane, priced for quick sale (937)552-9351

DRYER, Kitchen Aide. Cream color. Good condition. Works great! $65 (937)778-8286

RANGE, Whirlpool gold, smooth top, white, Works great, you haul, $100 (937)773-8108

REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool gold, side by side, White, works great, you haul, $100, (937)773-8108

560 Home Furnishings

TRAILER in Troy, 1 bedroom, asking $450 make offer, must sell, must be moved (937)944-1564

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, solid oak with Sony TV included. Nice shelving and compartments for storing DVD's/ Bluerays, etc. Both are like new. Please email with questions, or offers. Thank you, $150 nmstephenson@ embarqmail.com.

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577 Miscellaneous AIR CONDITIONER, GE 8000 BTU window Air Conditioner with remote, used 1 month, Cost $210 new, asking $150, in new condition, (937)498-8031 after 5pm COUCH brown plaid, green and ivory. Old library table. 7 cuft Whirlpool chest freezer. Trombone. Trumpet. 5 folding chairs. Christmas tree (6ft and table top), Nordic Track treadmill. (937)295-3072 GAS STOVE, 2 new light fixtures, Over the stove microwave, Priced to sell! (937)489-9921 LIFT CHAIR, $350. Dinette table/4 chairs, $85. Couch, $50. End tables, $20, 2 diagonal $35. Books, albums, vases. (937)498-9739 Sidney LIFT CHAIRS, 1-large, $150. 1-newer, with heat and massage (paid $1100), $400. Invacare electric hospital bed with rail, $300. (937)778-1573

577 Miscellaneous

TROY first come first serve to buy remainder of a large moving sale! Not interested in donations, for further information call mike anytime at (937)573-7955 WORK BENCH, antique oak, 40" X 78", 2 drawers, photos available, $75 firm, (248)694-1242 Piqua

583 Pets and Supplies

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805 Auto

LABRADOR PUPPIES, purebred, black and chocolate, non-papered. Ready to go now. Mother and father on premises. $200 each. (937)726-0896

TRAILER want to purchase trailer approximately 6' x 10' in size (937)890-5334

2000 OLDSMOBILE Bravada, all power, new brakes, leather seats, sun roof, cold A/C, 6 CD player in console, asking $2975, call (937)332-0856 for info or to see

PUG Free to good home. Housebroken. Great for elderly person. (937)526-3950

588 Tickets

PIANO and BENCH, Nice Kimball, $250 (937)214-5044.

TICKETS, Bristol Race, 4 sets of 2 tickets. Each set includes 1 Food City Friday Saturday 8/24, 1 Irwin Night Race 8/25, $93 per set (937)492-0804

AQUARIUM, 125 gallon, on oak credenza with storage, $500 OBO (937)448-2823 if no answer leave message

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POMERANIAN PUPPY. Adorable, Chocolate, Male, 11 weeks, $150. (937)778-8816

580 Musical Instruments

583 Pets and Supplies

590 Tool and Machinery

810 Auto Parts & Accessories

805 Auto 1995 OLDSMOBILE, 1 owner. 95,000 miles. Runs great! Good condition. REDUCED PRICE!!!! (937)497-7220

1996 PONTIAC Grand AM SE, 118k miles, 4 cycle, automatic, great on gas, new tires, muffler, tune up, dependable $1950 OBO (937)620-8432

TV 20 inch flat TV, new, $100. Digital tabs. (937)214-6473

FISH TANK 29 gallon, With stand, good condition, Has lid with light, $100, (937)418-3258

WOODWORKING EQUIPMENT, Troy area, table saw, radial arm saw, lots more Craftsman, Delta, Ryobi, Rockler power equipment. Some handheld power tools. All like new. Most have original owners manual & lots of accessories. Call to leave name & number, (937)658-0906.

1997 MAZDA Miata 5 speed 4 cylinder, air, power windows, new top, leather interior, like new tires, blue with tan top, 123,700 miles, runs good, great gas mileage, asking $4295 (937)524-9069

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425 Houses for Sale

POWER CHAIR, excellent condition, $1800, (937)606-2106.

BORDER COLLIE Puppies. Beautiful black & white. 1st shots. $150 each. (765)874-1058

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TIRES, good, used, sizes 14's, 15's, and 16's, call (937)451-2962 anytime!

830 Boats/Motor/Equipment 2007 BASS Tracker Pro Team 170TX, powered by 2007 50hp Mercury, Trail Star trailer, Custom cover, superb condition $9100 (937)394-8531

835 Campers/Motor Homes 2001 DUTCHMAN Tent camper, very good condition, AC, furnace, propane stove, sleeps 8, $1850, (937)773-5623 or (937)214-0524

850 Motorcycles/Mopeds 2006 HONDA $3000 (937)570-6267

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Playing matchmaker Turn your bath into a spa Kathy Henne Re/Max Finest Real estate agents are not mortgage specialists. However, we all know that financing is an integral part of any real estate transaction, and buyers look to their agents for some guidance relating to their loan options. It is for this very reason that agents maintain strong relationships with local lenders and mortgage specialists. With all the issues involved in coordinating the sale and purchase of a property, many agents simply don't have the time and resources to become experts in the ever changing field of the mortgage industry.

There are now more choices than ever in terms of documentation, payment options, and loan terms. Just as an example, some of the most popular loans are Fixed -Rate Mortgage, Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM's), and Interest Only loans. Fixed are just that - regular principal and interest payments for an established period of time. ARM's fluctuate, but new "hybrids" offer a fixed rate after a certain number of years. Interest-only loans are uncertain if you choose not to pay any principal in the early part of the loan, but can work out if you need short-term, lower payments. Every buyer has a best mortgage match, and there are some good local lenders. Have your agent recommend a professional who can help get you into the home of your dreams.

BY DORIS A. BLACK Creative Outlet

Updating a bath has one of the highest returns of any home remodeling project. So tear down that old wallpaper, rip out that tiny medicine cabinet, remove the particleboard cabinet and start anew. What does the perfect bath look like to you? Think about it. Do you see a skylight? How about piped-in music or a telephone? Perhaps you envision a tub with soothing jets. These may seem like ridiculous ideas, but keep them in mind. You may be able to work some, if not all, of them into your new bath. Start by looking through magazines, paying attention to elements you admire most. Maybe it’s a color scheme or a set of highly polished fixtures that catches your eye. Perhaps it’s the curtains or the way the tub is positioned in the corner of the room that delights you. Maybe it’s just the feeling you get when you look at that photo. Tear out pictures you like and keep them in a notebook. Use it to guide your choices when planning your new bath. Start by determining how much money you can afford to spend on the project and stick to that budget. There are lots of ways to get a high-end look without spending high-end dollars. Be a savvy and resourceful shopper. Color is usually the first step. Deciding on a color scheme may be a difficult task for you. Think about the colors that make you happy and relaxed. Try to imagine what a soothing room would look like and pull out those photos you clipped for additional ideas. Once you’ve made a decision on color, think about the walls. Choosing the right wall covering can be difficult. A wide range of 307 PINEWOOD paint finishes can be Spacious 3 bedroom ranch in Landin Park! Open floor applied and the selecplan with so much potential! Kitchen has a pass thu to the living room which could easily be made into a tion of wallpaper is outAmber bar. Eat in kitchen and laundry with large storage standing. Read the Crumrine area that could be a pantry! Seller is giving a $1,000 carpet allowance...just pick it out and move right in! manufacturer’s usage 689-0278 Tons of storage in the 2 car garage! Nice back patio recommendations beand large yard! All this home needs is you!!! $59,900. fore purchasing wallpa1600 W. Main St. • TROY “Rock” Solid in Real Estate! per. Wood paneling is 339-2222 An Independently Owned & Operated Member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. another option. Beaded

PIQUA OPEN SUN. 2-4 TROY OPEN SUN. 2-4 415 N. COLLEGE ST. Well kept historic home in the heart of Piqua. This home has kept it’s original historic hardwood floors, trim work, pocket doors, built in china cabinet, staircase, claw foot tub, and brick fireplace with original mantle piece. The roof was recently replaced, new water heater, new electric service and panel box, updated period look lighting, deck has recently been repainted, and some new windows.Additional features include bay windows, security system, and 3rd story semi-finished, but useable!! Very little yard work, lot is all front and side yard. $92,900.

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board gives a bathroom country charm and is readily available at affordable prices. As soon as you have a wall covering in mind, consider the fixtures. Are you looking for a bathroom with an OldWorld feel or do you prefer a more modern look? Antique dressers fitted with sinks are popular, taking the place of standard cabinetry, while a contemporary pedestal sink gives a sleek impression. For large families or even a husband and wife, double sinks are practical. Browse the Internet or your local home improvement store for a wide selection. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with what’s available and the costs. Faucet finishes can range from chrome to brass to baked-on enamel or gold plate. These can be brushed, polished or matte. Shapes, sizes and prices vary as well. Flooring options are numerous, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Laminate flooring is very durable, easy to clean and can be installed over an existing floor, but once damaged, it must be replaced. Ceramic and stone tiles are water and stain resistant as well as elegant, but they can be slippery when wet and are hard on the feet. Hardwood floors have that warm look but are vulnerable to moisture. Carpet is warm and comfortable, but absorbs moisture and can mold and mildew. The choice is not an easy one. Once you have selected the major components in the room, consider the finishing touches. Mirrors add dimension to a bath and reflect light. If room allows, a full-length mirror is a good idea for that one final look in the morning before work. In a large bath, try to incorporate a place for relaxation. A small, comfortable upholstered chair or a cushioned bench will find many uses. For a country look, add a country cabinet to your bath for towels and appliances. If the one you have is a bit too rustic, go ahead and paint it to fit into your color scheme. Include framed artwork or a favorite drawing one of your children made in school to personalize your bath. Creating the bath of your dreams may take some time, but if you use quality materials and pay special attention to details, you can achieve the results you desire. Oh, and don’t forget to add that telephone.


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PIQUA, 1005 Plymouth, Friday, 9am-4pm, Saturday, 9am-1pm. MULTIFAMILY SALE!!! Girls plus junior and young mens clothes, mens hunting coat (like new), gas grill-$150, desk, microwave cart, bookshelf, shelves, books, toys, household miscellaneous.

PIQUA 9650 Country Club Rd. Saturday 8-12. TV's, refrigerator, scrapbook supplies, lawn mower, power tools, clothes, computer stand, and lots of miscellaneous items.

8700 St. Rt. 36 (Forerunner Pentecostal Church), Conover. Sat/4th, 9a-5p. FUNDRAISER SALE FOR CHURCH.

PIQUA, 425 Brook Street, August 1st-8th, 8am-Dark, Cheap prices, like getting almost free! We have everything from household to outdoor stuff. Our biggest sale ever! So don't miss this one! You'll leave smiling! PIQUA, 505 Glenwood Ave., Thursday, Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday, 9am-2pm, Lots of men's items, golf cart/ cleated tires, boat seats, life jackets, lady's bicycle (new), records, new CB Beam antenna, Dreamsicles, picture frames, red birds, miscellaneous!

TROY, 1580 N Dorset Road. Saturday only! 9am-1pm, Mid County Church of Christ ANNUAL GIVEAWAY, Come out all treasure hunters, all types of items, household, books, clothing, school supplies, tools, decorations, lots of miscellaneous, YES! its all free. TROY 1791 Lakeshore Drive, Friday and Saturday, 9am-5pm Bike rack, fishing boat, night stand, TV, and lots of other miscellaneous

PIQUA, 925 Falmouth Avenue, August 3rd, & 4th, August 6th & 7th, 9am-5pm, Multi family yard sale, baby items, clothes, home decor, collector Barbies, movies, games, dishes, Too much to mention!!

TROY, 280 Monroe-Concord Road, Friday & Saturday, 9am-? Alto sax, Dora the Explorer Power Wheel quad, tons of brandname clothing & shoes toddler-junior, many soccer cleats, small black metal bookshelves, (2) self-propelled lawn mowers, white baby crib with mattress, books, Kirkey racing seat, treadmill, (2) small TVs, TV console top, large desk, home decor, toys, older model 2 door car, Bev Doolittle Sacred Circle framed print, extra small girl's bike.

PIQUA, 9325 North County Road 25A, Thursday, Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9am-? Baby girl clothes, welder, woodworking tools, wheel barrow, craft supplies, crafts, sewing machine, and lots of miscellaneous.

TROY, 432 Shaftsbury Road (Sherwood subdivision). Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9am-3pm. Moving sale, Christmas in August, lots of miscellaneous, 10 piece matching sun porch furniture like new

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INFORMATION Call ROB KISER, sports editor, at 773-2721, ext. 209, from 8 p.m. to midnight weekdays.

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Piqua Daily Call • www.dailycall.com

INSIDE ■ Earnhardt Jr. having fun again, page 15. ■ Olympic results, TV schedule, page 16

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2012

IN BRIEF

On to semis

■ Football

Scrimmages start Tuesday

U.S. blanks New Zealand

The Piqua High School football team will host Tecumseh in its first scrimmage at 10 a.m. Tuesday

■ Softball

Leagues form at Mote Park Thursday men and Friday co-ed slo-pitch softball leagues are now forming at Mote Park. Anyone interested should contact Dan Hathaway at 773-3856 or 4188585.

AP PHOTO

U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas soared to Olympic history Thursday night with her gold-medal performance.

■ Golf

Shattering glass ceiling

PHS practice set for Monday

Douglas makes history, inspires many

Monday will be the first day of tryouts for the Piqua High School golf team. Tryouts will be at Echo Hills golf course at 7:30 am. In order to practice on Monday, you will need to have a valid physical turned into the high school office. If you have any questions you can call the athletic department at (937) 773-6314 or email coach Jared Askins at askinsj@piqua.org

Lady Buccs at Echo Monday The Covington High School girls golf team will have its first practice at Echo Hills Monday. Girls should be at the golf course by 7:45 a.m. Anyone with questions can call coach Ron Schultz at (937) 416-4992.

Lehman outing set for Aug. 12 The Lehman Catholic High School Athletic Boosters will be holding their annual golf outing on Sunday Aug. 12 at Shelby Oaks Golf Club in Sidney. This year's event will be a 4-person scramble format (make your own team). The fee is $95 per person, which includes lunch, green fees and cart, beverages, hors d' oeuvres and numerous door prizes. Lunch is set for noon, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. For further information, please contact D. Jay Baird at 937-492-0184 or Dave Proffitt at 937-726-0613.

STUMPER

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LONDON (AP) — Gabby Douglas believed two years ago, when she convinced her mother to let her move halfway across the country. Martha Karolyi became a convert over the winter, when the bubbly teenager with the electric smile developed the tenacity required to be a champion. Under the brightest lights, on the biggest stage, that belief shattered a glass ceiling. Even if the first AfricanAmerican to win an Olympic all-around title didn't quite realize it. "I kind of forgot about that," Douglas said with a laugh. Don't worry, Gabby, the world is going to have fun reminding you. Douglas soared her way into history Thursday

For more Olympics, see page 16 night, leading the whole way to climb a mountain paved by Ron Galimore, Dominique Dawes and a handful of others who showed the sport isn't just for the white or the privileged. "How inspiring is that?" said Natalie Hawkins, the woman who allowed her then 14-year-old "baby" daughter to move from Virginia to Iowa in 2010 after Douglas convinced her that she was good enough to compete at the top. She didn't have to wait long to find out. Douglas was still trying to get used to the feeling of having her second gold medal in three days around her neck when

Oprah chimed in. I'm so "OMG THRILLED for Gabby. Flowing happy tears!!" Winfrey posted on Twitter. Karolyi, the U.S. women's team coordinator called it "history made" while Liang Chow, the coach who channeled Douglas' precocious talent, believes his star pupil is "ready to move onto higher things." She certainly looked like it on a flawless night in which Douglas grabbed the gold during her first event and never let silver medalist Viktoria Komova of Russia come close to wrenching it from her hands. Explosive on vault and exquisite on uneven bars,

Douglas never trailed. Though she sealed the third straight women's allaround title for an American with a floor routine that delighted the O2 Arena crowd, it was her pretty set on beam that provided the difference. The event is a 90-second test of nerves, a twisting, turning ballet on a 4-inch slab of wood 4 feet off the ground. And for months, Douglas struggled to find a rhythm on it. She led the national championships after the first day, only to hop off the beam moments into her first rotation of the finals, opening the door for world champion and friendly rival Jordyn Wieber to claim the title. Wieber watched the See HISTORY/Page 14

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — These were perhaps going to be the Hope Solo Olympics for the U.S. women's soccer team. Or maybe the Alex Morgan Games. Instead, they belong so far to the old reliable, Abby Wambach, who has scored in every match to lead the Americans into the semifinals. The 32-year-old striker slid onto the ball in the 27th minute Friday to knock home her fourth goal of the tournament and then led a celebration of cartwheels — a tribute to the gymnastics team — in the United States' 2-0 win over New Zealand in the quarterfinals of the Olympic tournament. "Everything she does on and off the field, she leads this team," U.S. coach Pia Sundhage said. "She's in a good place, that's for sure." Sydney Leroux added an insurance goal in the 87th minute for the twotime defending gold medallists, who will play Canada match in Manchester on Monday. The Americans beat the Canadians 4-0 in Olympic qualifying in January. Wambach extended her U.S. record with her eighth career Olympic goal — a mark she holds despite missing the Beijing Games with a broken leg — and pushed her international tally to 142, See WAMBACH/Page 15

Complete opposite

Weeden widens ‘gap’

Haslam promises to be hands-on owner

Puts on show for new owner

BY JEFF SCHUDEL Willoughby Herald

BY JEFF SCHUDEL Willoughby Herald The day belonged to rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden at the Cleveland Browns practice Friday. His quarterback competition with Colt McCoy hasn’t been close, but the gap grew wider Friday. “All along he’s been working with the guys he’s going to throw to,” Coach Pat Shurmur said after practice. “The more you work with guys, the better you get a feel for one another and I think that’s starting to show. He’s not throwing the ball any better. He’s getting used to the guys he’s playing with and I think that started to show the last couple days.”

AP PHOTO

New Browns owner Jimmy Haslam III laughs during See WEEDEN/Page 15 a press conference Friday afternoon.

Abby Wambach scored in international competition?

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Randy Lerner was a reclusive owner of the Cleveland Browns. The new man in charge plans to be just the opposite. Jimmy Haslam III was introduced as the Browns new owner during a press conference Friday at team headquarters in Berea. Among the many commitments he made was one to sit in the stands with fans during the preseason home opener against the Eagles Aug. 24. He also plans to meet and greet fans Wednesday during the only night practice at Cleveland Browns Stadium this summer. “To me it’s important to be there, greet people and shake their hands,” Haslam said. “I don’t want to do anything to distract from Pat (head coach Pat Shurmur) and the team, because that needs to be the story. Hopefully we’re a one-day story and it goes back to football.” Positive energy flowed from Haslam. He stood during the entire 25-minute press See NEW OWNER/Page 15

Reds start big series with victory Latos shuts down Pirates; hits two-run homer in 3-0 shutout

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mat Latos pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and hit a two-run homer QUOTED Friday night as the NL “Let’s be realistic. Central-leading CincinReds opened a threeIt’s all about win- nati game series against their ning.” closest pursuers with a 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. —Jimmy Haslam III, Chris Heisey hustled the new owner for an inside-the-park run and Aroldis of the Browns home Chapman closed out the

win that gave the Reds a 4½-game lead over the Pirates. The Reds have won 14 of 15 and moved 24 games over .500 for the first time since 1999. Latos (10-3) allowed four hits in 7 1-3 innings. Jonathan Broxton got a key double play to end the eighth and Chapman recorded his 24th save. Latos hit his third career home run, connecting

in the fifth against Wandy Rodriguez (7-10). Zack Cozart added three hits for the Reds. The series was Cincinnati's first against a team over .500 after five straight against clubs with losing records. Latos allowed just one runner past second base, none after the first inning. He struck out five, walked three and improved to 4-0 in five career starts

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against the Pirates. Broxton entered with runners on first and second. The newly acquired reliever got pinch hitter Gaby Sanchez — acquired from Miami right before Tuesday's trading deadline — to ground into Pittsburgh's third double play of the night. Chapman struck out two in the ninth. He hit Andrew McCutchen with

a pitch with two outs. The Reds already led 10 in the fifth when Latos followed Ryan Hanigan's two-out single with a 367foot drive into the leftfield seats for his first homer of the season. Rodriguez (7-10), has lost his last four decisions and is 0-1 in two starts with the Pirates. He allowed seven hits and three runs with no walks and four strikeouts.

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Junior Cavs to hold camp Program to be held Aug. 16 The Lehman High School cheerleaders will again be offering the Junior Cavs Cheerleading Program to all interested elementary school age girls (K-6th grade) for the 2012-13 school year. This program gives your junior cheerleader an opportunity to come to cheerleading camp, have practices throughout the year, perform during halftime of the Lehman varsity football Jamboree game on Aug. 17, and perform in Sidney’s Applefest Parade on Sept. 9. The fall-season cost is $30, which includes the summer camp fee, a Junior Cavs t-shirt, Jam-

boree game entry, and Applefest parade entry. The summer camp will be held at Lehman in the Schlater gym on Aug. 16 from 9 a.m.-noon. Campers will be taught basic skills and create a routine for the junior cheerleaders for the Jamorbee performance. The Applefest Parade steps off at 2:30pm. Please plan to meet in the alley behind Holy Angels School by 2 p.m. on Sept. 9. For further information or questions about the Junior Cavs Cheerleading, please email Melissa Safreed at melissasafreed@woh.rr.com

AP PHOTO

Gabby Douglas on her way to history.

Olympic finals from 20 rows up in the stands with the rest of Team USA after failing to make it out of qualifying. Teammate Aly Raisman never really recovered from a workmanlike set on bars and an uncharacteristic wobble on beam. Raisman ended up tying with Russia's Aliya Mustafina for third, but the steely Russian earned the bronze on a tiebreaker, a wrenching setback for the American captain, an integral part of the group that won the first U.S. team gold in 16 years on Tuesday. There were no such involved technicalities with Douglas, not even on the beam. She dazzled with a sparkling 15.5, never wavering, never wobbling, never losing focus. This was the same girl who was so out of sorts when the team arrived in London a couple of weeks ago that Karolyi ordered Chow to give her a little pep talk? Chow's message that day wasn't complicated. He urged Douglas to ignore the pain in her leg from a minor muscle strain and get down to business. "He just said that everyone has pain, so just go out there and you know, why are you focused on that?" Douglas said. "He said, 'You're at the Olympics, and put that behind you, and, if you don't push it now you don't have a chance, you'll regret it.'" She didn't. Not after winning her mother over with the idea her future lay in Iowa with Chow instead of her family's home in Virginia Beach. Not after those long days in the gym when she would ask herself, "Why do I have to do this?" only to go and do it anyway. And not after a little boost from Karolyi. The legendary coach made Douglas a surprising choice for the American Cup in New York in March. At the time, Karolyi said she just wanted Douglas to get some needed experience against a talented field. But she knew. She'd known for months. She'd seen it during the training camps at the

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Continued from page 13 Karolyi Ranch north of Houston, where Douglas started to showcase the world-class talent Chow had spent a year unlocking. Douglas went and won the whole thing that day at Madison Square Garden as an alternate, the asterisk next to her name officially making her ineligible for the title actually won by Wieber. Still, the message had been sent. Douglas was ready. "I foresee it," Karolyi said. "She charged every single competition she did better and better." By then, Douglas' mom was won over. She raised four kids largely on her own, and tearfully made the decision to let her youngest train with Chow. She doubted herself but looked at the list of "pros" and "cons" her eldest daughter wrote up, and understood go she had to let go. Just a little. Even if it hurt. "I must have lost my marbles," Hawkins said. "But she wanted this more than anything." And Douglas worked like it. Chow believes she just needed time to grow up. She's just 16. Funny, she certainly looked all grown up on Thursday night. On a night that would turn most girls her age to tears, Douglas smiled. She laughed. She acted as if she expected to be here all along. "She demonstrated she is an Olympic champion," Chow said. One that could have a major influence on her sport. Unlike some of her peers, Douglas looks like she's having fun out there. There is no drama when she competes, just joy. She has an energy that will make advertising executives swoon and likely turn her into a millionaire in the near future. But this was never about money. It wasn't even about breaking down barriers. It was simply about challenging herself. She never doubted she could be the best. Even when she was the only one who thought so. "I wanted to seize the moment," she said. History was just a bonus.

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MLB Leaders TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .373; MeCabrera, San Francisco, .352; Votto, Cincinnati, .342; Ruiz, Philadelphia, .335; DWright, New York, .333; CGonzalez, Colorado, .326; Holliday, St. Louis, .322. RUNS—Braun, Milwaukee, 72; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 72; Bourn, Atlanta, 71; CGonzalez, Colorado, 71; Holliday, St. Louis, 70; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 69; JUpton, Arizona, 68.

RBI—Beltran, St. Louis, 76; Holliday, St. Louis, 75; Braun, Milwaukee, 73; Kubel, Arizona, 72; DWright, New York, 72; CGonzalez, Colorado, 71; ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 67. HITS—MeCabrera, San Francisco, 145; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 140; Bourn, Atlanta, 129; DWright, New York, 126; CGonzalez, Colorado, 125; Holliday, St. Louis, 125; Prado, Atlanta, 121. DOUBLES—ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 36; Votto, Cincinnati, 36; DanMurphy, New York, 32; DWright, New York, 32; Cuddyer, Colorado, 30; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 30; Alonso, San Diego, 28; Ethier, Los Angeles, 28; Ruiz, Philadelphia, 28. TRIPLES—Fowler, Colorado, 10; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 9; Bourn, Atlanta, 8; SCastro, Chicago, 8; Reyes, Miami, 8; Colvin, Colorado, 7; DeJesus, Chicago, 7. HOME RUNS—Braun, Milwaukee, 29; Beltran, St. Louis, 24; Kubel, Arizona, 22; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 22; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 21; Bruce, Cincinnati, 21; Holliday, St. Louis, 21. STOLEN BASES—DGordon, Los Angeles, 30; Bonifacio, Miami, 29; Bourn, Atlanta, 28; Pierre, Philadelphia, 27; Campana, Chicago, 26; Schafer, Houston, 26; Reyes, Miami, 25. PITCHING—Dickey, New York, 14-2; Cueto, Cincinnati, 14-5; AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 13-3; Lynn, St. Louis, 13-4; GGonzalez, Washington, 13-5; Hanson, Atlanta, 12-5; Miley, Arizona, 12-6. STRIKEOUTS—Strasburg, Washington, 154; Hamels, Philadelphia, 147; Dickey, New York, 147; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 143; GGonzalez, Washington, 137; Lincecum, San Francisco, 136; MCain, San Francisco, 135. SAVES—Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 31; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 30; SCasilla, San Francisco, 24; Motte, St. Louis, 23; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 23; Chapman, Cincinnati, 23; Clippard, Washington, 21. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—Trout, Los Angeles, .347; Konerko, Chicago, .323; MiCabrera, Detroit, .323; Mauer, Minnesota, .321; AJackson, Detroit, .318; Jeter, New York, .316; Ortiz, Boston, .316. RUNS—Trout, Los Angeles, 83; Kinsler, Texas, 76; Granderson, New York, 73; AdJones, Baltimore, 69; MiCabrera, Detroit, 68; Cano, New York, 68; Choo, Cleveland, 67; De Aza, Chicago, 67. RBI—Hamilton, Texas, 88; MiCabrera, Detroit, 87; Willingham, Minnesota, 79; ADunn, Chicago, 74; Fielder, Detroit, 73; Pujols, Los Angeles, 73; Encarnacion, Toronto, 72. HITS—Jeter, New York, 137; MiCabrera, Detroit, 134; Cano, New York, 127; AGordon, Kansas City, 124; AdGonzalez, Boston, 123; Rios, Chicago, 123; AdJones, Baltimore, 122. DOUBLES—AGordon, Kansas City, 37; Choo, Cleveland, 32; Brantley, Cleveland, 30; Kinsler, Texas, 30; Cano, New York, 29; AdGonzalez, Boston, 29; Pujols, Los Angeles, 29. TRIPLES—JWeeks, Oakland, 6; 11 tied at 5. HOME RUNS—ADunn, Chicago, 31; Granderson, New York, 29; Hamilton, Texas, 29; Encarnacion, Toronto, 28; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 28; Bautista, Toronto, 27; Willingham, Minnesota, 27. STOLEN BASES—Trout, Los Angeles, 33; RDavis, Toronto, 28; Revere, Minnesota, 25; Kipnis, Cleveland, 21; Crisp, Oakland, 20; De Aza, Chicago, 20; JDyson, Kansas City, 20. PITCHING—Weaver, Los Angeles, 14-1; Price, Tampa Bay, 14-4; Sale, Chicago, 12-3; MHarrison, Texas, 12-6; Vargas, Seattle, 12-7; Verlander, Detroit, 11-7; Darvish, Texas, 11-7; PHughes, New York, 11-8. STRIKEOUTS—FHernandez, Seattle, 153; Verlander, Detroit, 152; Scherzer, Detroit, 151; Darvish, Texas, 145; Shields, Tampa Bay, 145; Price, Tampa Bay, 141; Peavy, Chicago, 134. SAVES—JiJohnson, Baltimore, 31; Rodney, Tampa Bay, 31; CPerez, Cleveland, 29; RSoriano, New York, 26; Broxton, Kansas City, 23; Aceves, Boston, 22; Valverde, Detroit, 21; Nathan, Texas, 21.

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Green Bay at San Diego, 8 p.m. Denver at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 Tampa Bay at Miami, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Arizona at Kansas City, 8 p.m. Minnesota at San Francisco, 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 Houston at Carolina, 7 p.m. Tennessee at Seattle, 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 St. Louis at Indianapolis, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13 Dallas at Oakland, 8 p.m.

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Bridgestone Scores WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Scores Friday At Firestone Country Club (South Course) Akron, Ohio Purse: $8.5 million Yardage: 7,400; Par: 70 Second Round 63-66—129 Jim Furyk Rafael Cabrera Bello 66-65—131 Louis Oosthuizen 67-65—132 67-66—133 Jason Dufner K.T. Kim 67-67—134 David Toms 68-67—135 66-69—135 Luke Donald Lee Slattery 65-71—136 John Senden 66-70—136 68-68—136 Steve Stricker Keegan Bradley 67-69—136 Simon Dyson 66-71—137 70-67—137 Rory McIlroy Dustin Johnson 69-68—137 Geoff Ogilvy 67-70—137 70-67—137 Graeme McDowell Carl Pettersson 67-70—137 Sang-Moon Bae 72-66—138 67-71—138 Bill Haas Scott Piercy 69-70—139 Nick Watney 69-70—139 73-66—139 Aaron Baddeley Retief Goosen 67-72—139 Bubba Watson 66-73—139 70-69—139 Justin Rose Sergio Garcia 67-72—139 Bo Van Pelt 70-69—139 68-72—140 Martin Laird Y.E. Yang 69-71—140 Martin Kaymer 68-72—140 72-68—140 Paul Lawrie Matt Kuchar 70-70—140 Phil Mickelson 71-69—140 68-72—140 Lee Westwood Nicolas Colsaerts 73-68—141 Thomas Bjorn 71-70—141 70-71—141 Alvaro Quiros Brandt Snedeker 71-70—141 Jamie Donaldson 68-73—141 70-71—141 Bernd Wiesberger Adam Scott 71-70—141 Zach Johnson 68-73—141 66-75—141 Ben Crane Kyle Stanley 69-73—142 Tiger Woods 70-72—142 72-70—142 Branden Grace Marc Leishman 70-72—142 Joost Luiten 72-71—143 74-69—143 Ian Poulter Ryo Ishikawa 71-72—143 Mark Wilson 72-71—143 71-72—143 K.J. Choi Francesco Molinari 74-70—144 Fredrik Jacobson 71-73—144 71-73—144 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano Toshinori Muto 73-71—144 Peter Hanson 73-71—144 72-72—144 Ted Potter, Jr. Charl Schwartzel 69-75—144 Jason Day 75-70—145 71-74—145 Johnson Wagner Danny Willett 72-74—146 Hunter Mahan 73-73—146 73-73—146 Jonathan Byrd Greg Chalmers 71-75—146 Ernie Els 73-73—146 76-71—147 Marcel Siem Yoshinori Fujimoto 73-74—147 Jeev Milkha Singh 73-74—147 76-72—148 Robert Rock Kevin Na 72-76—148 Oliver Bekker 77-72—149 72-78—150 Toru Taniguchi 70-80—150 Rickie Fowler Robert Allenby 73-79—152 Michael Hoey 78-75—153 78-76—154 Tom Lewis

Champions Scores Champions Tour Scores Friday At TPC Twin Cities Blaine, Minn. Purse: $1.75 million Yardage: 7,114, Par: 72 First Round Chien Soon Lu Steve Pate Gil Morgan Peter Senior Tom Jenkins Joel Edwards Mark McNulty Willie Wood Joe Daley David Frost D.A. Weibring Bernhard Langer Jeff Hart David Peoples Joey Sindelar Mark O'Meara Tom Lehman Olin Browne Eduardo Romero John Jacobs Craig Stadler Dan Forsman Kenny Perry Fred Funk Tom Kite Mark Wiebe Jeff Sluman

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Earnhardt Jr. back having fun again Popular driver leads Sprint Cup standings

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Abby Wambach (14) celebrates a goal against New Zealand Friday.

Wambach Continued from page 13 only 16 behind Mia Hamm's world record. For most of the year, she has yielded much of the scoring load to youngster Morgan while using both holistic and traditional treatments to treat the nagging Achilles tendinitis that has bothered her for some three years. "I don't know if it's the adrenaline, I'm not quite sure exactly what the reason is, but I'm not going to ask questions at this

point," Wambach said. "I'm just playing pain-free for the first time in a long time." New Zealand coach Tony Readings called Wambach "a nightmare," and the sight of the 5-foot11 veteran battling multiple defenders and picking herself up off the ground has become so commonplace that her teammates hardly notice. "Oh, we turn a blind eye to all of her bumps and

bruises," goalkeeper Solo said. "She hits the floor, she hits the ground, it doesn't even faze us any more because she's tough. She might be hurting, but she's mentally tough. She has more of a lion and a passion inside that nothing will stop her, and she'll find a way to win. It rubs off on everybody. "But maybe we should probably go up to her and say, 'Abby, you OK?'" Solo added with a laugh.

obliged them with a touchdown dance. “Today and (Thursday) I really felt in tune with what we’re doing,” Weeden said. “I made the right reads. One play Joe Haden made a good play on, but other than that I think it was a good day.” It wasn’t a complete disaster for McCoy. He threw a touchdown pass to Watson, but followed that by throwing end zone interceptions on back to back passes. Haslam watched practice with team president Mike Holmgren and General Manager Tom Heckert while standing between the practice fields. Fans didn’t seem to notice as Haslam and the others walked out about 15 minutes after practice began, but they cheered the Browns new owner as they left the field. “I had a chance to meet the Haslams,” Shurmur said. “It was brief, just before practice. You are going to find them to be

very passionate people, very excited to own the Cleveland Browns. It’s going to be a great mix for our team, our fan-base and the city. “I saw passion in their faces. I felt passion in their handshakes, and that’s about what I can say about that at this point. They had an opportunity to watch practice which was great. I felt good about the work that we got done today.” The entire practice was intense – not just the pinpoint passing by Weeden. A reporter suggested the players were preening for Haslam. Shurmur had a different theory. “I don’t know that. I think they were trying to put on a show for me.” Shurmur said. “I told the players, don’t let anything stop the train; the train is moving. That was more of a comment about the heat, training camp and what you go through. I think our guys again handled it very well.”

to get better,” Haslam said. “I think they have things going the right way. “I fully understand – my wife said how nice everybody is so nice to us. We’ll see how long that lasts. “Let’s be realistic. It’s all about winning. And if we win, things are going to get better. “There’s no reason why this can’t be a winning franchise. “Everything is here. If they don’t, I accept the blame. Every other piece is in place. Great fan base; we have the money. We just have to execute.” Haslam is paying Randy Lerner $700 million for controlling interest in the Browns. We will pay Lerner another $300 million in four years. It was a whirlwind courtship. He said he first talked to Lerner on July 2 and closed the deal one month later. Holmgren introduced Haslam to a media room packed with reporters. One of the first items he addressed was the concern some fans might have he wants to move the Browns out of Cleveland.

“I can assure your there is zero chance of that happening,” he said. Some changes might be in store, however. Haslam might sell the naming rights to Cleveland Browns Stadium to recoup part of the $1 billion he is paying for the Browns. Plus, he did not rule out changing the traditional Browns uniforms at some point. The Browns are the only team in the NFL without a logo. “The reality today is you live in a marketing world,” Haslam said. “The questions I’ve been asking today are how does this practice facility stack up against everybody else’s practice facility. “Do you have everything you need? How does our stadium compare for the fans? I think that’s important to get right.” Haslam has been a minority owner of the Steelers for three years. He is in the process of selling that ownership. He jokingly referred to the Steelers as “that other team” Friday after famously saying he is “1,000 percent” a Steelers fan two years ago.

Weeden Continued from page 13 Weeden had one pass intercepted by Joe Haden and one intended for Benjamin Watson broken up by safety T.J. Ward. Weeden’s next throw challenged Ward, and this time Weeden won. He made a perfect back shoulder throw to tight end Jordan Cameron in the end zone with Ward covering tightly. Before the practice ended, Weeden threw a rope to Massaquoi in the back of the end zone. He pump-faked on another play as Massaquoi moved outside and hit Massaquoi with another touchdown pass in the front right corner. Weeden threw a pass short of the goal line to rookie Travis Benjamin. Benjamin adjusted nicely, came back for the ball and then crossed the goal line. The play of the day belonged to Greg Little. Little made a diving, sliding catch of a pass from Weeden in the end zone. Fans applauded and Little

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is back on top in NASCAR in something other than a most popular driver poll. Earnhardt has soared into the Sprint Cup points lead days for the first time in nearly eight years and he might finally give his legion of fans a reason to cheer him for more than just his last name. He's switched teams. Endured a massive winless streak. Listened to those who said he would never live up to the championship standards set by the rest of his Hendrick Motorsports teammates. Yet, here is Earnhardt, parked in first place, his first Cup title at last on the horizon. "I do feel a little bit vindicated to the people that considered I wouldn't ever be competitive again," he said Friday at Pocono Raceway. Earnhardt is about as competitive as he's ever been in his five seasons with NASCAR's premier organization, snapping a 143-race winless streak in June at Michigan, and taking three fourth-place finishes in his last four races heading into Sunday's 400-mile race at Pocono. He has found the winning formula in the No. 88 Chevrolet with crew chief Steve Letarte, and rediscovered a dash of confidence and bravado needed to sustain a championship drive at this level. He has the consistency (he's completed every lap) and results (15 top-10 finishes) that prove his success can last deep into the season once the Chase kicks off.

New Owner conference and talked about his determination to make the Browns a winner again. The Browns haven’t won a championship since 1964. They haven’t won a playoff game since 1994 and made the playoffs only once in 13 years of the expansion era. The Browns were 47-97 in Lerner’s nine full years of ownership. Haslam plans to be a hands-on owner. He will continue as CEO of Pilot Flying J, the truck stop travel center with stations in 43 states and Canada. He and his wife will soon start house-hunting and plans to split his time between his hometown of Knoxville and the Cleveland area. Haslam would not talk about any personnel changes he might make down the road, but he did say he believes team president Mike Holmgren and General Manager Tom Heckert have the Browns heading in the right direction. “We’re going to come to work every day – and these guys are already doing it - with the mission

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Earnhardt is keenly aware that leading the standings through 20 races means nothing compared to which driver holds the top spot after 36. But it's been years since Earnhardt was a legitimate championship contender. So 20 races or not, he's enjoying the heck out of his time at the top. "I think a lot of people downplay it," he said. "I think it means the same to those other drivers, probably, but they downplay it obviously because the guys that are saying that may find themselves in the points lead or battling for it more often than I have been. It's been a long time since I was in the points lead. It's been forever." In fact, Earnhardt hasn't held a lead on race day since September 2004 when he drove for Dale Earnhardt Inc. He leads Matt Kenseth by 14 points and is a lock to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field. Earnhardt, however, could be bumped out of first once the field is reset when the Chase starts in six races. Teammate Jimmie Johnson, defending champion Tony Stewart and Brad Keselowski all have three victories to Earnhardt's one checkered flag, meaning he'll have to dig deep for wins the next weeks or rally in the 10race Chase. "The points lead recognizes all that hard work for me and I think for the team," Earnhardt said. "I'll say what everybody else says, it's not the championship. Leading

the points today isn't as awesome as winning the championship and going to Vegas as the top dog, but it does feel good 20 races in the year to have put more points on the board than any other team." Earnhardt's success usually seems to give NASCAR that added oomph NASCAR needs in the dog days of summer when Olympics, pennant races and NFL training camps can knock the sport down a few pegs on the day's top headlines. Junior's success almost commands attention from even casual observers. Tracks are ready to jump on Earnhardt's bandwagon. Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage sliced Turn 4 grandstand tickets to only $88 for the Nov. 4 race. Pocono Raceway president Brandon is offering Igdalsky $100,000 if Earnhardt wins Sunday to a fan who enters a contest at various souvenir trailers, stands or tents located at the track. "He's obviously one of the hottest drivers in the garage right now," Igdalsky said. "Him taking the points lead just made it that much better. Maybe we'll roll it over next year if he doesn't win." Earnhardt's put the sport on notice that this is the year he can be a championship threat all the way to the end. "I think his confidence is up. I think he believes in his team and Steve," four-time champion and teammate Jeff Gordon said.


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Summer Olympics Weekend TV Schedule men's weightlifting, 94 kg Gold Medal final; men's track and field, 20k walk, at London NBC SOCCER — Men's, quarterfinals, at various sites TELEMUNDO — LIVE: men's soccer, quarterfinals; SAME-DAY TAPE: beach volleyball; track and field; boxing; men's basketball, at London 8:30 a.m. CNBC — Boxing, at London 9 a.m. NBC — LIVE: track and field: men's 10,000m Gold Medal final, SAME-DAY TAPE: qualifying rounds; LIVE: women's tennis, Gold Medal final; beach volleyball; men's volleyball, United States vs. Russia; men's water polo, United States vs. Serbia; SAME-DAY TAPE: cycling, track Gold Medal final; rowing, Gold Medal finals; women's gymnastics, trampoline Gold Medal final,

at London 3:30 p.m. CNBC — Boxing, at London 8 p.m. NBC — Swimming, Gold Medal finals: men's and women's 4 x 100m medley relays, men's 1500m freestyle, women's 50m freestyle; track and field, Gold Medal finals: men's long jump, women's 100m; beach volleyball; women's diving, springboard semifinals, at London (sameday tape) 12 Mid. TELEMUNDO — Swimming, Gold Medal finals; track and field, Gold Medal finals; women's diving, springboard semifinals (same-day tape) 12:30 a.m. NBC — Track and field, Gold Medal finals; cycling, track events, at London (delayed tape) SUNDAY 4 a.m. NBCSN — LIVE: tennis: women's, mixed doubles Gold Medal final; beach vol-

Friday’s Summer Olympic Results Silva, Brazil, Decision, 5:00. Repechage Ihar Makarau, Belarus, def. Oscar Brayson, Cuba, Ippon, Ko-soto-gake, 1:30. Rafael Silva, Brazil, def. Barna Bor, Hungary, Decision, 5:00. Semifinals Teddy Riner, France, def. Kim Sung-Min, South Korea, Waza-Ari, Defensive-Posture, 5:00. Alexander Mikhaylin, Russia, def. Andreas Toelzer, Germany, Yuko, 5:00. Bronze Medal Contest 1 Andreas Toelzer, Germany, def. Ihar Makarau, Belarus, Ippon, Kuzure-kamishiho-gatame, 3:00. Bronze Medal Contest 2 Rafael Silva, Brazil, def. Kim Sung-Min, South Korea, Yuko, Non-Combativity, 5:00. Gold Medal Teddy Riner, France, def. Alexander Mikhaylin, Russia, Waza-Ari, Non-Combativity, 5:00. Women 78+Kg Quarterfinals Tong Wen, China, def. Iryna Kindzerska, Ukraine, Ippon, Waki-gatame, 1:00. Idalys Ortiz, Cuba, def. Elena Ivashchenko, Russia, Yuko, Non-Combativity, 5:00. Mika Sugimoto, Japan, def. Maria Suelen Altheman, Brazil, Ippon, Ashi-guruma, 0:48. Karina Bryant, Britain, def. Gulzhan Issanova, Kazakhstan, Waza-Ari, Uchi-mata, 5:00. Repechage Iryna Kindzerska, Ukraine, def. Elena Ivashchenko, Russia, Yuko, Non-Combativity, 5:00. Maria Suelen Altheman, Brazil, def. Gulzhan Issanova, Kazakhstan, Waza-Ari, Ashi-guruma, 5:00. Semifinals Idalys Ortiz, Cuba, def. Tong Wen, China, Yuko, Te-Guruma, 5:00. Mika Sugimoto, Japan, def. Karina Bryant, Britain, Yuko, 5:00. Bronze Medal Contest 1 Karina Bryant, Britain, def. Iryna Kindzerska, Ukraine, Ippon, Tani-otoshi, 3:18. Bronze Medal Contest 2 Tong Wen, China, def. Maria Suelen Altheman, Brazil, Ippon, Ude-garami, 4:16. Gold Medal Idalys Ortiz, Cuba, def. Mika Sugimoto, Japan, Decision, 5:00. Rowing Men Single Sculls Final A 1. Mahe Drysdale, New Zealand, 6:57.82. 2. Ondrej Synek, Czech Republic, 6:59.37. 3. Alan Campbell, Britain, 7:03.28. 4. Lassi Karonen, Sweden, 7:04.04. 5. Aleksandar Aleksandrov, Azerbaijan, 7:09.42. 6. Marcel Hacker, Germany, 7:10.21. Pairs Final A 1. New Zealand (Eric Murray; Hamish Bond), 6:16.65. 2. France (Germain Chardin; Dorian Mortelette), 6:21.11. 3. Britain (George Nash; William Satch), 6:21.77. 4. Italy (Niccolo' Mornati; Lorenzo Carboncini), 6:26.17. 5. Australia (James Marburg; Brodie Buckland), 6:29.28. 6. Canada (David Calder; Scott Frandsen), 6:30.49. Quadruple Sculls Final A 1. Germany (Karl Schulze; Phillipp Wende; Lauritz Schoof; Tim Grohmann), 5:42.48. 2. Croatia (David Sain; Martin Sinkovic; Damir Martin; Valent Sinkovic), 5:44.78. 3. Australia (Christopher Morgan; Karsten Forsterling; James Mcrae; Daniel Noonan), 5:45.22. 4. Estonia (Andrei Jamsa; Allar Raja; Tonu Endrekson; Kaspar Taimsoo), 5:46.96. 5. Britain (Stephen Rowbotham; Charles Cousins; Tom Solesbury; Matthew Wells), 5:49.19. 6. Poland (Konrad Wasielewski; Marek Kolbowicz; Michal Jelinski; Adam Korol), 5:51.74. Women Double Sculls Final A 1. Britain (Anna Watkins; Katherine Grainger), 6:55.82. 2. Australia (Kim Crow; Brooke Pratley), 6:58.55. 3. Poland (Magdalena Fularczyk; Julia Michalska), 7:07.92. 4. China (Wang Min; Zhu Weiwei), 7:08.92. 5. New Zealand (Fiona Paterson; Anna Reymer), 7:09.82. 6. United States (Margot Shumway, Westlake, Ohio; Sarah Trowbridge, Guilford, Conn.), 7:10.54. Shooting Men's 50m Rifle Prone Final Ranking 1. Sergei Martynov, Belarus (600, 105.5),

705.5. 2. Lionel Cox, Belgium (599, 102.2), 701.2. 3. Rajmond Debevec, Slovenia (596, 105.0), 701.0. 4. Joydeep Karmakar, India (595, 104.1), 699.1. 5. Daniel Brodmeier, Germany (595, 103.2), 698.2. 6. Han Jinseop, South Korea (595, 103.2), 698.2. 7. Bojan Durkovic, Croatia (595, 103.0), 698.0. 8. Niccolo Campriani, Italy (595, 102.6), 697.6. Qualification 9. Michael McPhail, Darlington, Wis., 595. 16. Eric Uptagrafft, Spokane, Wash., 594. Qualification Shoot off 9. Michael McPhail, Darlington, Wis., +51.3 (595). Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Final Ranking 1. Leuris Pupo, Cuba (586, 34), 34. 2. Vijay Kumar, India (585, 30), 30. 3. Ding Feng, China (588, 27), 27. 4. Alexei Klimov, Russia (592, 23), 23. 5. Zhang Jian, China (584, 17), 17. 6. Christian Reitz, Germany (583, 13), 13. Qualification 13. Emil Milev, Tampa, Fla., 578. 14. Keith Sanderson, San Antonio, 578. Swimming Men 50 Freestyle Final 1. Florent Manaudou, France, 21.34. 2. Cullen Jones, Bronx, N.Y., 21.54. 3. Cesar Cielo, Brazil, 21.59. 4. Bruno Fratus, Brazil, 21.61. 5. Anthony Ervin, Valencia, Calif., 21.78. 6. Roland Schoeman, South Africa, 21.80. 7. George Richard Bovell, Trinidad & Tobago, 21.82. 8. Eamon Sullivan, Australia, 21.98. 100 Butterfly Final 1. Michael Phelps, Baltimore, 51.21. 2. Chad le Clos, South Africa, 51.44. 2. Evgeny Korotyshkin, Russia, 51.44. 4. Milorad Cavic, Serbia, 51.81. 4. Steffen Deibler, Germany, 51.81. 6. Joeri Verlinden, Netherlands, 51.82. 7. Tyler Mcgill, Champaign, Ill., 51.88. 8. Konrad Czerniak, Poland, 52.05. Women 200 Backstroke Final 1. Missy Franklin, Centennial, Colo., 2:04.06. 2. Anastasia Zueva, Russia, 2:05.92. 3. Elizabeth Beisel, Saunderstown, R.I., 2:06.55. 4. Elizabeth Simmonds, Britain, 2:07.26. 5. Meagen Nay, Australia, 2:07.43. 6. Kirsty Coventry, Zimbabwe, 2:08.18. 7. Alexianne Castel, France, 2:08.43. 8. Sinead Russell, Canada, 2:09.86. 800 Freestyle Final 1. Katie Ledecky, Bethesda, Md., 8:14.63. 2. Mireia Belmonte Garcia, Spain, 8:18.76. 3. Rebecca Adlington, Britain, 8:20.32. 4. Lauren Boyle, New Zealand, 8:22.72. 5. Lotte Friis, Denmark, 8:23.86. 6. Boglarka Kapas, Hungary, 8:23.89. 7. Coralie Balmy, France, 8:29.26. 8. Andreina Pinto Perez, Venezuela, 8:29.28. Weightlifting Men 85Kg 1. Adrian Edward Zielinski, Poland, (3, 174-384; 1, 211-465), 385 kg.-849 pounds. 2. Apti Aukhadov, Russia, (2, 175-386; 3, 210-463), 385-849. 3. Kianoush Rostami, Iran, (5, 171-377; 4, 209-461), 380-838. 4. Tarek Abdelazim, Egypt, (7, 165-364; 2, 210-463), 375-827. 5. Ivan Markov, Bulgaria, (4, 172-379; 7, 203-448), 375-827. 6. Abdelhay Saad Abdelrazek Ragab, Egypt, (8, 165-364; 5, 207-456), 372-820. 7.Yoelmis Hernandez Paumier, Cuba, (9, 163-359; 6, 205-452), 368-811. 8. Mikalai Novikau, Belarus, (6, 167-368; 11, 196-432), 363-800. U.S. Finisher 10. Kendrick Farris, Shreveport, La., (12, 155-342; 9, 200-441), 355-783. Women 75Kg 1. Svetlana Podobedova, Kazakhstan, (2, 130-287; 1, 161-355), 291 kg.-642 pounds. 2. Natalya Zabolotnaya, Russia, (1, 131289; 2, 160-353), 291-642. 3. Iryna Kulesha, Belarus, (3, 121-267; 3, 148-326), 269-593. 4. Lidia Valentin Perez, Spain, (4, 120265; 4, 145-320), 265-584. 5. Khalil Mahmoud K Abir Abdelrahman, Egypt, (5, 118-260; 5, 140-309), 258-569. 6. Madias Dodo Nzesso Ngake, Cameroon, (6, 115-254; 6, 131-289), 246542. 7. Ewa Mizdal, Poland, (7, 104-229; 8, 127-280), 231-509.

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Phelps Wins Finale

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Michael Phelps swam to victory in the 100-meter butterfly. It is expected to be his final Olympic race.

2012 Summer Olympic Medals Table At London Friday, Aug. 3 22 of 22 medal events 113 of 302 total medal events Nation G S B Tot United States 21 10 12 43 20 13 9 42 China Russia 3 12 8 23 Britain 8 6 8 22 2 8 11 21 Japan Germany 5 9 6 20 France 8 5 6 19 2 5 16 South Korea 9 Australia 1 9 4 14 Italy 4 5 3 12 Romania 1 4 2 7 0 2 5 7 Canada New Zealand 3 0 3 6 Netherlands 2 1 3 6 2 0 4 6 Ukraine Brazil 1 1 4 6 North Korea 4 0 1 5 2 2 1 5 Cuba Hungary 2 1 2 5 Kazakhstan 4 0 0 4 1 0 4 South Africa 3 Poland 2 1 1 4 Belarus 1 1 2 4 0 3 1 4 Mexico Slovenia 1 0 2 3 Colombia 0 2 1 3 0 2 1 3 Spain Denmark 0 1 2 3 Slovakia 0 0 3 3 0 2 0 2 Czech Republic Sweden 0 2 0 2 Belgium 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 2 India Indonesia 0 1 1 2 Kenya 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 2 Mongolia Norway 0 1 1 2 Ethiopia 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 Georgia Lithuania 1 0 0 1 Venezuela 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 Croatia Egypt 0 1 0 1 Taiwan 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 Thailand Azerbaijan 0 0 1 1 Greece 0 0 1 1

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