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Candidates speak on top issues Job creation the focal point for Adams as Fisher seeks to correct school funding, mend middle class fter two terms as state representative, Richard Adams said he understands the importance of creating more jobs statewide — and knows how to put plans into action. “I’m very interested in creating the environment for the private sector to create jobs,” Adams said. The Republican representative referred to the recent expansion at West Troy Tool and Machine — which he helped bring to


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BOE to meet COVINGTON — The Covington Exempted Village School District Board of Education will meet in special session at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the Covington Board of Education office located in the Covington Middle School. The meeting will be to approve the district’s fiveyear forecast.

Kiwanis Club parade PIQUA — The 56th annual Kiwanis Club Halloween Parade will be held Tuesday, Oct. 30. Participants are asked to assemble at the Unity National Bank Parking Lot. Judging will take place beginning at 6:15 p.m. followed by the parade at 7 p.m. An alternate parade route will be used this year due to construction in the downtown area. Grand Marshal will be Gretchen Roeth, 2012 Kiwanian of the Year.



fruition through a state bond agreement — as evidence of his hand in the rebounding economy. Fifteen jobs were added as part of the expansion. In terms of his priorities for the state, he said “jobs, jobs, jobs.” Training individuals to fill the roughly 70,00080,000 jobs in trade skills or related technologies will help make Ohio more competitive nationwide and worldwide, he said. See Adams/Page 2 ADAMS

s branch manager of a heating and air conditioning company, Democrat Dave Fisher says he knows a thing or two about the middle class. “I know what it’s like for the middle class. I am the middle class,” Fisher said. “There’s an optimism in them. The American people are resilient. We keep moving forward, doing what we have to do.” The 80th District Ohio House of Representatives candidate says he’s



acutely aware of monetary issues affecting Americans, because he hears concerns from his employees every day. In the last few days before the election, he plans to meet with many others throughout Miami County. “We’re going to go out and meet with everyone we can, keep pushing and getting the message out,” Fisher said. Fisher is no stranger to running for public office. See Fisher/Page 2

Ohio braces against flooding, high winds CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio is bracing for a superstorm threatening some 50 million people from the East Coast to the Great Lakes. The National Weather Service warned people living in low-lying areas and along the Lake Erie shoreline to watch for flooding early in the week. High wind warnings for gusts up to 65 mph have been posted across parts of Ohio, threatening utility lines and trees. Rain is forecast through midweek. Hurricane Sandy is headed north from the Caribbean toward the mid-Atlantic coast and a collision with a wintry storm moving from the west.

Electric utilities that make up the East Coast operating areas of Ohiobased FirstEnergy Corp. are preparing for the storm. Akron-based FirstEnergy, with six million customers in six states, asked customers to take all necessary precautions.

Storm surge poses ‘worst case scenario SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer KENSINGTON, Md. (AP) — The projected storm surge from HurriGERRY BROOME/AP PHOTO cane Sandy is a “worst Utilities and state road workers monitor the situation on Virginia Dare Trail as rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy engulf the beachfront road in Kill Devil Hills, See Surge/Page 2 N.C., Sunday.

Libyan witnesses recount organized Benghazi attack MAGGIE MICHAEL AND PAUL SCHEMM Associated Press TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — It began around nightfall on Sept. 11 with around 150 bearded gunmen, some wearing the Afghan-


style tunics favored by Islamic militants, sealing off the streets leading to the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. They set up roadblocks with pick-up trucks mounted with heavy machine guns, according to witnesses.

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The trucks bore the logo of Ansar al-Shariah, a powerful local group of Islamist militants who worked with the municipal government to manage security in Benghazi, the main city in eastern Libya and birthplace of

the uprising last year that ousted Moammar Gadhafi after a 42-year dictatorship. There was no sign of a spontaneous protest against an Americanmade movie denigrating Islam's Prophet Muham-

mad. But a lawyer passing by the scene said he saw the militants gathering around 20 youths from nearby to chant against the film. Within an hour or so, the assault began, See Attack/Page 6


Student enthusiasm makes education fun for Doak and played a variety of instruments in the marching band and concert band including clarinet, bass clarinet, and flugel horn. Doak was active in Rainbow Girls, a girls’ organization sponsored by the Masons and Eastern Star. She held many offices and was a state appointed page. “I wanted to get into education,” she said. “Miss McCorkle, my high school teacher, told me I should think about teaching because I would be good at it.” Doak entered Miami University and majored in elementary education. “I chose Miami. I loved the campus, and my brother had been a student there,” she said. Doak earned a bachelor’s degree in


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Adams has a professional background in education, including being agriculture instructor for High Northwestern School, vice president of Clark State Community College and founding superintendent of Upper Valley Joint Vocational School. In response to Democratic opponent Dave Fisher’s plans to introduce legislation for school funding within 60 days, the incumbent said Fisher is unfamiliar with the complexities of writing legislation. “I want to tell you, Gov. Strickland couldn’t do it in 60 days, Gov. Taft couldn’t do it in 60 days and Gov. Voinovich couldn’t do it. We’re going to work hard on this, but it’s not going to happen in 60 days,” he said. Adams said one factor overlooked in the school budget debate is the introduction of stimulus money. “Schools receive the same amount of money under (Republican) Kasich as (Democrat) Strickbut under land, Strickland, he utilized $8 billion in stimulus money,” he said. A new source of statewide revenue, Adams said, may be found in extracting oil and gas trapped a mile below the Death notices surface. Ohio has the strictest rules and regulaPIQUA — Hazel B. Bushong, of Piqua, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at 12:45 p.m. at the Piqua Manor tions across the nation, inNursing Home. Arrangements are pending through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. cluding federal

COVINGTON — Dorotha “Dottie” Magnotte, 88, of Largo, Fla., formerly of Harper Wo o d s, Mich., and most recently of the Covington area, MAGNOTTE died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Garbry Ridge Assisted Living in Piqua. She was born May 18, 1924, in Greenville, to the late Ralph and Hazel (Fox) Yingst. She graduated from Covington High School, Class of 1942. She was a very active member of the Elks Club in Largo, Fla., where she served on the board of directors and on the audit and entertainment committees. She was also a member of the VFW in Largo, Fla., and a member of the Gold Star Family. Dottie enjoyed working at PGA golf tournaments, where she worked crowd control. She also enjoyed traveling and playing golf. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin Magnotte in 1993; two sons, John Richard, who was killed in Vietnam, and Fred Richard; grandson, Scott Ian McPherson; 2 brothers, Kenneth Yingst and Don-

ald Yingst; and step-daughter-in-law, Paula Magnotte. Dottie is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Mary Richard of Versailles; two daughters, Jane Smith of Troy and Kathy McPherson of Northville, Mich.; daughter-in-law, Lisa Richard of Caro, Mich.; two step-sons, Rick Magnotte of Calif., and Larry and his wife, Cheryl Magnotte of Mich.; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Lowell and Judy Yingst of Covington; sisters-in-law, Helen Yingst of Covington, Martha Yingst of Piqua, and Beverly Mielke of St. Claire Shores, Mich.; brother-in-law, Kenneth Magnotte of Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; and other family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bridges-StockerFraley funeral home, Covington with Pastor Michael Yingst and Chaplain Steven Wyke officiating. Interment Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. If desired, contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, POBox 502, Troy, OH 45373. Condolences may be left for the family at

SIDNEY — James F. Kerg Sr., 82, 10 Knollwood Lane, Sidney, died at his r e s i dence on F r i d a y, Oct. 26, 2012, at 12:17 a.m. He w a s b o r n Jan. 31, 1930, in C l e v e - KERG land, the son of Theodore and Viola (Schilke) Kerg and they are deceased. He was married to Patricia Palsak on Nov. 20, 1954, and she survives along with four children, James F. Kerg Jr. of Sidney, Christopher Kerg and wife Lisa of Piqua, Karen Potts and husband David of Sidney and Sue Carr and husband Greg of Louisville, Ky., and 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. One son, Michael Kerg and two brothers, David Kerg and Theodore Kerg are deceased. Mr. Kerg was a graduate of John Carroll University with a degree in Business Administration. He was the President and co-owner of Piqua Paper Box Company He was a United States Army veteran, a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church

where he served as an usher, an avid golfer, founding member of the Scholarship Lehman Fund, member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, and a b o a r d member of the Piqua Country Club and Wilson Memorial Hospital. As per the deceased request, private funeral services will be held on Wednesday at SalmMcGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney with the Rev. Daniel Hess. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney, at 11 a.m. following the private funeral services at the funeral home. Friends are invited to the committal service at the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lehman Scholarship Fund, 2400 St. Mary’s Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365, Holy Angels School Foundation, 120 E. Water St., Sidney, Ohio 45365 or Wilson Hospice, 1083 Fairington Dr., Sidney, Ohio 45365. Condolences may be expressed to the Kerg family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’s web site at: w w w. s a l m - m c g i l l a n d

SIDNEY — Rose Mary (George) Kinninger, Sidney, died on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at her residence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney.


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shutting down Sunday night. Klaus Jacob, a Columbia University researcher who has advised the city on coastal risks, said, “We have to prepare to the extent we can, but I’m afraid that from a subway point of view, I think it’s beyond sheer preparations. I do not think that there’s enough emergency measures that will help prevent the subway from flooding.” Knabb said millions of people may be harmed by inland flooding. A NOAA map of inland and coastal flood watches covers practically the entire Northeast: all of Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, and Connecticut; most of Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts and Vermont, and parts of northeastern Ohio, eastern Virginia, North Carolina, and western New Hampshire. Along the mid-Atlantic coast, storm surge is already starting to build, Uccellini said. NOAA’s Coastal Services Center chief Margaret Davidson said to expect “bodacious impacts” from both surge and inland flooding. The surge — in which water steadily increases from the ocean— will be worst in the areas north of where Sandy comes ashore. New York will have the most intense storm surge if Sandy comes ashore anywhere in New Jersey, Uccellini said. Only if it arrives farther south, such as Delaware, will New York see a slightly, only slightly, smaller storm surge.

In general, areas to the south and west of landfall will get the heaviest of rains. Some areas of Delaware and the Maryland and Virginia peninsula will see a foot of rain over the several days the storm parks in the East, Uccellini said. The rest of the mid-Atlantic region may see closer to 4 to 8 inches, NOAA forecasts. The good news about inland flooding is that the rivers and ground aren’t as saturated as they were last year when Hurricane Irene struck, causing nearly $16 billion in damage, much of it from inland flooding in places like Vermont, Uccellini and Masters said. The storm, which threatens roughly 50 million in the eastern third of the country, began as three systems. Two of those — an Arctic blast from the north and a normal winter storm front with a low-pressure trough— have combined. Hurricane Sandy will meld with those once it comes ashore, creating a hybrid storm with some of the nastier characteristics of a hurricane and a nor’easter, experts have said.

He ran unsuccessfully for several positions — Miami County commissioner, Troy mayor and state representative — but says he wouldn’t be running again if he wasn’t passionate and committed to moving the nation forward. “I think everybody knows I have a big mouth,” Fisher said with a laugh. “I will go find the answers to the questions and bring in people who know about the issues I’ll be taking on.” One of his focuses in the election is increasing school funding at the state level, lessening the costs locally. He said no legislation has been proposed to transform state funding since the DeRolph decision, which was handed down by the Ohio Supreme Court in 1997 and sought to resolve funding disparities in public education. “I find that a travesty. I think that’s laziness, actually,” Fisher said, referring to incumbent Richard Adams. “He touts his educational background but has done nothing about funding.” Fisher said he would introduce legislation to mend school-funding issues within 60 days of tak-

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case scenario” with devastating waves and tides predicted for the highly populated New York City metro area, government forecasters said Sunday. The more they observe it, the more the experts worry about the water — which usually kills and does more damage than winds in hurricanes. In this case, seas will be amped up by giant waves and full-moon-powered high tides. That will combine with drenching rains, triggering inland flooding as the hurricane merges with a winter storm system that will worsen it and hold it in place for days. Louis Uccellini, environmental prediction chief for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told The Associated Press that given Sandy’s due east-to-west track into New Jersey, that puts the worst of the storm surge just north in New York City, Long Island and northern New Jersey. “Yes, this is the worst case scenario,” he said. In a measurement of pure kinetic energy, NOAA’s hurricane research division on Sunday ranked the surge and wave “destruction potential” for Sandy — just the hurricane, not the hybrid storm it will eventually become — at 5.8 on a 0 to 6 scale. The damage expected from winds will be far less, experts said. Weather Underground meteorologist Jeff Masters says that surge destruction potential number is a record and it’s due to the storm’s massive size. “You have a lot of wind acting over a long distance

of water for hundreds of miles” and that piles the storm surge up when it finally comes ashore, Masters said. Even though it doesn’t pack much power in maximum wind speed, the tremendous size of Sandy — more than 1,000 miles across with tropical storm force winds — adds to the pummelling power when it comes ashore, he said. The storm surge energy numbers are bigger than the deadly 2005 Hurricane Katrina, but that can be misleading. Katrina’s destruction was concentrated in a small area, making it much worse, Masters said. Sandy’s storm surge energy is spread over a wider area. Also, Katrina hit a city that is below sea level and had problems with levees. National Hurricane Center Director Rick Knabb said Hurricane Sandy’s size means some coastal parts of New York and New Jersey may see water rise from 6 to 11 feet from surge and waves. The rest of the coast north of Virginia can expect 4 to 8 feet of surge. The full moon Monday will add 2 to 3 inches to the storm surge in New York, Masters said. “If the forecasts hold true in terms of the amount of rainfall and the amount of coastal flooding, that’s going to be what drives up the losses and that’s what’s going to hurt,” said Susan Cutter, director of the hazards and vulnerability research institute at the University of South Carolina. Cutter said she worries about coastal infrastructure, especially the New York subways, which were

regulations, he stated: “And that’s a good thing.” “Nobody wants to harvest oil and gas at the threat of our environment — it’s too precious,” he said. “If fracking (a method for extracting oil and natural gas) would compromise the environment and quality of water, then oil and gas would not be worth it.” Adams added that the governor has been discussing fracking with the Environmental Protection Agency. Medicaid reform is another priority, one that he has been working on for more than a year. Adams said he strived to make the process more efficient by having only one state agency working on reform rather than seven, and by decreasing the criteria for Medicaid coverage from 150 to three. Adams stressed the importance of increasing efficiency across all areas. “I don’t call that downsizing, but rightsizing. Every part of the state government is being examined,” he said, adding, “Taxpayers don’t work for us — we work for the taxpayers.” Adams also has past experience as Miami County commissioner for two terms, Miami County Republican Men’s Club president and Miami County Foundation president. More information can be found at

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nication can encourage social confidence and possibly open doors to career opportunities,� said Annette Paulus program coordinator. The American Sign Language course will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays, Dec. 3 through Dec. 19. Participants in the Monday/Wednesday course may choose to attend class from 1-3 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. The training also will be offered in a morning session on Tues-

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Wind and rain in forecast A major storm system moving into the East Coast over the next few days will bring increasing wind and rain into the Miami Valley today through Wednesday. Northwest winds to 50 mph today and gusting to 50-55 mph tonight into Tuesday. Our weather will start to slowly improve later Wednesday with drier weather returning on Thursday. High: 45 Low: 36.


Promote drunk driving awareness PIQUA — Edison will host the National Save A Life Tour to help spread the word about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 6, in the Pavilion at the Piqua Campus. The traveling program, now in its fifth year, utilizes an “in-yourface� approach to get its message across with a driving simulator that creates the effects of driving while impaired. Edison has partnered with Kramer Edu-tainment and FAAC Inc. to bring this truly intense, one of a kind driving simulation to cam-

pus. The experience offers a sobering first-hand look at the devastating effects of driving under the influence of alcohol in an effort to raise awareness on an epidemic that accounts for nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site. The life-like simulation incorporates the same technology that is currently being used to train our nation’s top military and law enforcement institutions. The level of impairment is based upon nation-

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at Favorite Hill the past 34 years. She is currently paired with Kristen Mitchem, an intervention specialist. “We are called co-teachers,� Doak said. “This allows us to meet the needs of all our kids who have different skills levels. We can provide varied lessons tailored to each student.� Doak and her colleagues at Favorite Hill have developed a list of ‘I Can’ statements that are posted on the walls of the classrooms. “We wanted something that our students could easily understand that dealt with the Common Core standards set by the state of Ohio,� she said. “These statements are simple and to the point and show our kids what they need to accomplish.�

Doak is busy outside the classroom, too. She said. “The experience reinhas been a student council forced my desire to beadvisor, a member of the come a teacher.� Library Committee, a Another important grade level chairperson, mentor shaping Doak’s caan Intervention Assisreer was Gretchen Roeth, tance Team co-chair, part a fourth-grade teacher at of the Family Night comNicklin School. “Gretchen mittee, and she is active opened up her classroom in Reading Is Fundamenfor me to observe while I tal. She works on a statewas in college,� Doak said. wide group that devises “I was able to see what grading rubrics for the she did, and I got many Ohio Performance Assessideas that would help me ment Project. And, she relater on. Gretchen was cently joined Delta Kappa also very encouraging and Gamma, a group of female supportive.� educators who discuss After Miami, Doak was current issues in educahired by Piqua City tion. Schools to teach kinderHer efforts and dedicagarten at Favorite Hill. tion have been recognized Her second year, she nationally and locally. She moved to first grade which was named a Martha she taught for 17 years Holden Jennings Scholar, and before moving up to and she has been nomithird grade. She has been nated twice for Piqua City Schools Teacher of the In Brief Year. PIQUA — The Piqua Tree Committee will meet at At home, she and her 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Triangle Meeting husband Paul, a custodian Room at the Municipal Government Complex. at Piqua High School,

Brayden Siler Age: 11 Birthdate: Oct. 30, 2001 Parents: Ken and RaShelle Siler of Troy Sibling: Brynn Grandparents: The late Doug and Beth Siler of Troy and Rick and Connie Maggert of Piqua Great-grandparents: The late Don and Betty Shipman of Troy, the late Curlie and Martha Maggert of Piqua and Tessie and the late Brayden Siler LG Waters of Sidney

have been married 27 years. They have two daughters. Katy, a graduate of PHS and Defiance College, is living in Toledo. Sarah, also a PHS grad and recent graduate of the Kettering School of Medical massage, works at Journey Salon in Piqua. For the past 15 years, Becky has helped with Music Warehouse during the summers. She is a seamstress and serves as a trustee for the group headed by Piqua choir director Tom Westfall. “I really enjoy musicals,� she said. “My husband and I have traveled to Dayton, Toledo, Columbus, and New York City to attend plays.� st Lat e



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Remedial drivers program offered Promoting safety for those 15 to 18 years of age PIQUA — Upper Valley Career Center now offers two monthly remedial driver programs at the Applied Technology Center (ATC). The goal of the sixhour Juvenile Driver Improvement program is to promote safe driving practices for individuals between the ages of 15 ½ to 18 years of age who have received two traffic violations and had their driver’s license removed by the court. Upon successful completion of this program the individual may request permission from the courts to drive again. The Juvenile Driver Improvement program will be offered two times in the remainder of 2012: Nov. 67 and Dec. 4-5 from 4-7:10 p.m. The $70 cost is required with advanced registration.

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Upper Valley Career Center also offers a State of Ohio Certified 8-hour Remedial Driving courses intended for Adults who are under a Court Suspension or Order. Participants may have a 12-point State of Ohio Suspension, received an underage DUI, want to receive a 2-point driver’s license credit, need to fulfill a company work policy, would like to obtain an insurance discount or as a refresher course. The Adult Remedial Driving course will be offered Oct. 30 and Nov. 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Pre-registration and payment are required. The cost of the course is $90. Those interested in participation may contact Annette Paulus at 778-8419 or 1-800-589-6963. Both the Juvenile Driver Improvement program and the Remedial Driving course operate at the Upper Valley Career Center ATC, 8901 Looney Road, Piqua. Tuition is payable by cash, money order, Master Card or Visa.

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PIQUA — Upper Valley Career Center Adult Division will offer a beginner American Sign Language class designed to assist family members and individuals in a variety of fields including customer service, teaching, and health aides. Students will learn to engage in basic signing conversation through instructor-led common topics. No prior experience is necessary. “Possessing multiple modes of commu-

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ond childhood memories involve trolleybus rides to downtown Dayton with my mother and brother to meet my grandmother on her lunch hour from the Thal’s Store to go eat at Culp’s Cafeteria. Afterwards we would sometimes walk through the S.S. Kresge’s “5&10” store on South Main. They had a lot for little eyes to see. During one trip I was allowed to buy a chameleon complete with a see-through plastic tote. For weeks I was mesmerized by its ability to change colors to match whatever I happened to put into the cage with it. It was magical. One day I noticed it was missing and to this day I imagine it may have become a quick snack for our Dachshund. Over time I learned that these lizards are not the only living beings that can change colors to hide. Humans too possess an ability to willfully take on the characteristics of their surroundings. Even groups of humans can do this. Of course I am speaking figuratively. People are not able to shape-shift (at least not yet). But when we want, we can change our words and behaviors to appear to be what we are not. As I became politically aware, I learned that no groups of humans are more chameleon-like than our political parties. However, Republicans are further up the evolutionary chain with this skill (assuming you believe in evolution). I first voted in 1972, and pulled the lever for a Republican. It was the last time. Since then I’ve experienced 40 years of national and state election cycles witnessing first hand the GOP’s ability to “blend in” when it suited their needs. Take the nation’s economy. The GOP has touted itself for decades as the party of fiscal responsibility, balanced budgets, and paying off the debt while characterizing Democrats as “spend and tax” fanatics. What I’ve witnessed has been Republican Ronald Reagan, the Great Communicator, cutting taxes for the rich in the early 80s so drastically and spending so lavishly on the Pentagon that he had to borrow, borrow, and borrow, turning what had been up to his administration the world’s greatest creditor nation into the world’s biggest debtor. In his own words, it was the biggest failure of his administration. Republican George H. GARY OGG Bush simply continued the Columnist charade. Then along comes Democrat Bill Clinton. Love him or hate him, he nevertheless left office having run budget surpluses, which according to then Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, were projected to continue for a decade just about paying off the total debt … as long as nothing was tinkered with. Republican George W. Bush followed, running on a campaign slogan of “Compassionate Conservatism,” a chameleon name if there ever was one. In spite of much chest thumping about fiscal responsibility, his team produced two of the biggest revenue cuts in history benefitting (again) mostly the wealthy, a war of necessity in Afghanistan (eventually bungled), a war of choice in Iraq, and a huge prescription drug plan. Borrowing, borrowing, and more borrowing paid for it all. In eight years, Dubya piled up more debt than all the 41 presidents that had preceded him — combined. The surpluses evaporated. But Vice President Dick Cheney waved it all away saying “deficits don’t matter” with no concern voiced about coming generations paying it off. Combined with the financial manipulations of banks and Wall Street using unregulated derivatives, credit default options, and other dubious snake-oil financial products, the nation fell off a fiscal cliff, heading straight for a depression. Now we have Democrat Barack Obama who took the reins of the country already in recession tail spinning toward that depression. Hundreds of thousands of jobs were being shed each month prior to January 2009 and the economy was shrinking at a near 9 percent negative rate…events not seen since the 1930s. Halting this momentum was going to take time and conscientious deficit spending to stem the tide, which can only be done by the federal government. You see, consumers account for 75 percent of the economy but when they close their wallets, only the federal government can step in to keep the system from going bust. Austerity measures would have tossed us into another depression. So yes, the nation continues to run deficits as it slowly regains its feet. But jobs are coming back. Unemployment is down. Confidence is growing. The economy is posting gains. And one thing that you don’t hear from the GOP is that the stock market has rebounded 70 percent since the day Obama took office, closing at 7,949 on Bush’s last day to the current 13,450. If given time and some cooperation from the Republicans (virtually non-existent since Mitch McConnell declared Job No. 1 for the GOP was to make Obama a onetermer), we can again run surpluses and pay down the debt. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are yelling their lungs out about Obama’s deficit spending and how our children and grandchildren will pay for it, an argument always absent when Republicans are running up the debt. They exhibit “Romnesia” about Reagan’s “voodoo economics” or “Bushonomics.” Instead we hear again “Republican fiscal responsibility.” Are Romney/Ryan chameleons? Remember, Republican red denotes negative balances and bad math, not surpluses.

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Entering stretch, Obama’s bid running on empty troops from Iraq, winding resident Obama’s down the war in Afghanistan, stump speech Oct. killing Osama bin Laden, cut18 at Veterans Meting middle-class taxes, bailmorial Park in Manchesing out the auto industry, ter, N.H., was much like passing Obamacare and the speeches he’s given more. across battleground states Obama’s real second-term in the last few weeks. Lisagenda, as outlined in his ten to it, and you’ll hear BYRON YORK speeches and other campaign the short version of what Columnist appearances, is protecting the the president promises to work of his first term. He’ll accomplish in a second keep troops out of old war term. It’s not much. “I will not be satisfied until everybody zones. He’ll protect Obamacare from rewho wants to work hard can find a job,” peal. He’ll keep pushing, and funding, the president told the crowd. To make green energy. The critics who (correctly) that happen, he promised to do five say Obama doesn’t have a second-term agenda sometimes miss the fact that things. First, he would “send fewer jobs over- much of Obama’s argument for re-elecseas (and) sell more products overseas.” tion is that he needs another term to He proposed to “reward companies that keep in place the things he has already are investing right here” in order to “cre- done. As for anything new, the really big ate good jobs and provide security for the things he would like to do — revisiting a middle class.” Second, he would “control more of our cap-and-trade system or enacting own energy and how we use energy” by amnesty as part of comprehensive im“investing in the energy sources of to- migration reform — would likely be poimorrow.” This will not only make Amer- son at the polls. So he sticks to the small ica more energy-independent, Obama stuff. Meanwhile, Obama is stepping up his said, but will also help stop global warming, which leads to “droughts and floods effort to scare voters away from Romney. Recently he released a new ad returning and fires.” Third, the president would create “the to the tried-and-true accusation that best education system in the world right Romney will somehow outlaw all aborhere in the United States.” He proposed tions in the United States. “Ban all aborto hire new math and science teachers tions?” the ad asks. “Only if you vote for and provide job training in community him.” The ad played an out-of-context quote colleges. He also said he’d “work with colleges and universities to keep tuition from a November 2007 Republican debate in which Romney was asked low.” Fourth, Obama would “cut the deficit whether, if Roe v. Wade were overturned by $4 trillion over the next 10 years.” He and Congress passed a bill banning has already “cut spending that we didn’t abortion, he would sign the bill. The ad need,” he said, and will do more in the shows Romney saying he would. What it future, but vowed not to cut any funds in does not show is Romney arguing that such a situation is simply not possible. areas like education and research. Fifth, Obama would raise taxes on Yes, if Roe were overturned, and yes, if higher-income Americans. “We can’t get there were a national consensus against this done unless we also ask the wealth- abortion, and yes, if Congress passed iest households to pay higher taxes on such a bill, Romney explained, then he their incomes above $250,000,” Obama would sign it. “But that’s not where we are,” Romney said. “That’s not where said. “That’s how you do it.” And that’s it. “That’s my agenda for America is today.” The Obama campaign has had a lot of change,” Obama told the crowd. “That’s what we need to do. … That’s why I’m success steering press attention toward running for a second term.” The presi- Romney’s deficiencies, especially toward dent offered no specifics on how he the lack of specificity in the Republican’s proposals. But perhaps Obama’s greatwould accomplish any of it. Mitt Romney has been the target of est success has been in concealing the sometimes withering criticism for offer- extraordinary emptiness at the heart of ing scant details to support his cam- his own campaign. With Election Day paign proposals. But could there be fast approaching, with everything on the anything less substantial than the line, he is a man with remarkably little to say. Obama second-term agenda? Of course Obama talks about more Byron York is chief political correthan his skimpy plans. Most of his speech consisted of reciting the record of spondent for The Washington Examhis first term: withdrawing all U.S. iner.


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Grandfather’s bulletin board pinup is too close to home DEAR ABBY: The other day at my in-laws’, my mother-in-law, fatherin-law, “Bert,” and I were in their computer room. Bert has pictures of his family posted on his bulletin board and we often look at them when we’re in the room. One of the photos he posted recently I found disturbing. It was of a young, well-endowed woman in her early 20s wearing a tight tube top. What disturbed me was that Bert has printed my 16-year-old daughter’s name underneath and the date “2017.” When I asked him about it, he said that was what she will look like at 21. My mother-inlaw said she thought it was crude, and I think it’s unnerving for a grandfather to be picturing his only granddaughter in such a manner. We have a great family life and I wouldn’t want that to end over a picture, but I don’t want to look at it, and I don’t think this is behavior that’s expected from a man in his 60s. How should I broach the subject that the photo needs to come down? — CONCERNED FATHER FROM GREAT LAKES DEAR CONCERNED Grandpa FATHER: “Bert” appears to be a dirty old man. I’m not sure “you” should talk to him about this. It would have more impact if you, your wife AND your mother-in-law do it together. When you do, tell him that putting your daughter’s name under the picture was in poor taste and you ALL want the picture with your daughter’s name shredded. (That way you’re sure it’s gone.) Privately, your wife should ask your daughter if Grandpa Bert has ever done anything that made her uncomfortable. If the answer is yes, confront him. If not, explain your concerns to your daughter, tell her you and your wife love her, and she can always come to you with any concerns of her own. DEAR ABBY: I’m a young mother who dropped out of high school because I didn’t have enough credits. I started a great job in fast food and have a very understanding boss. I met my boyfriend at work. We’ve lived together since before my son was born and he has helped me to raise my boy. (His biological dad left me and has had no contact since I was two months pregnant.)

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Advice Lately I have been incredibly depressed. I’m nowhere I wanted to be in life, miserable in my relationship and have started to hate my job. I’m clinically diagnosed as bipolar and on medication. I have also been seeing a therapist since I was very young. I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to throw my life away. I love my son and want the best for him. Any advice on how to pick myself up? — DOWN DEEP IN CLEVELAND DEAR DOWN DEEP: Yes. Tell your therapist that you are cycling into a depression. Your medications may need to be adjusted. Next, explore completing your high school education by getting a GED degree, which may widen your employment opportunities. Once you’re feeling better, you should consider whether you want to end the romantic relationship you have with your boyfriend. When your emotions are on an even keel, you’ll be better able to make that decision. P.S. If you’re not receiving child support, contact the department of social services in your state, because your child’s father should have been contributing regularly. DEAR ABBY: When filling salt and pepper shakers that aren’t marked, does the salt go into the one with the fewer holes on the top? — PLEASE PASS THE SALT DEAR PLEASE PASS THE SALT: There is no set rule. Although traditionally the salt shaker is the one with more holes, because doctors now advise Americans to cut back on our salt intake, it might make more sense to put it into the shaker with fewer holes.

Jacques Barzun, a pioneering cultural historian, reigning public intellectual and longtime Ivy League professor who became a best-selling author in his 90s with the acclaimed “From Dawn to Decadence,” has died. He was 104. Barzun, who taught for nearly 50 years at Columbia University, passed away Thursday evening in San Antonio, where he had lived in recent years, his son-in-law Gavin Parfit said. Praised by Cynthia Ozick as among “the last of the thoroughgoing generalists,” the tall, courtly Barzun wrote dozens of books and essays on everything from philosophy and music to baseball and detective novels. In 2000, he capped his career with “From Dawn to Decadence,” a survey of Western civilization from the Renaissance to the end of the 20th century. The length topped 800 pages, and the theme was uninspiring — the collapse of traditions in modern times — yet it received wide acclaim from reviewers, stayed on best-seller lists for months and was nominated for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle prize. Even the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards said he was reading it. “The whole thing is a surprise, because scholarship is not exactly the thing people run after these days, or perhaps at any time,” Barzun told The Associated Press in 2000. Along with Lionel Trilling, Dwight Macdonald and others, the French immigrant was a prominent thinker during the Cold War era, making occasional television appearances and even appearing in 1956 on the cover of Time magazine, which cited him as representing “a growing host of men of ideas who not only have the respect of the nation, but who return the compliment.” In 2003, President George W. Bush awarded him a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, praising Barzun as “a thinker of great discernment and integrity. ... Few academics of the last century have equaled his output and his influence.” In 2010, he received a National Humanities Medal. Barzun had firsthand knowledge of much of the 20th century and secondhand knowledge of a good part of the 19th century. His great-grandmother, born in 1830, would give him chocolate and tell him stories, an experience that helped inspire him to become a historian. A scholar’s son, Barzun was born in Creteil, France, in 1907 and grew up in a household where Modernism

was the great subject and visitors included Jean Cocteau, Ezra Pound and Guillame Apollinaire, upon whose knee he once sat. But World War I drove the family out of the country and across the ocean to the United States. “The outbreak of war in August 1914 and the nightmare that ensued put an end to all innocent joys and assumptions,” Barzun later wrote. “By the age of ten — as I was later told — my words and attitudes betrayed suicidal thoughts; it appeared that I was ‘ashamed’ to be still alive.” Reading consoled him, especially “Hamlet,” but he never recovered his early “zest for life.” In 1990, he defined himself as a “spirited” pessimist, explaining that he retained a “vivid sight of an earlier world, soon followed by its collapse in wretchedness and folly.” Having learned English in part by reading James Fenimore Cooper, Barzun entered Columbia as an undergraduate at age 15 and was in his early 20s when the school hired him as an instructor in the history department. He remained with Columbia until his retirement, in 1975, and would be long remembered for the “Colloquium on Important Books” he taught with Trilling, with one former student calling Barzun “a towering charismatic figure who aroused the kind of fierce loyalties that the medieval masters must have.” Allen Ginsberg, another Barzun student, once joked that his former professor was a master of “politeness.” Barzun’s greatest influence was on the writing of cultural history; he helped invent it. As a student at Columbia he was among the first to integrate the narration of wars and government with the evolution of art, science, education and fashion.

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In this Sept. 17, 2002 file photo, Jacques Barzun sits for a portrait at his home in San Antonio. Barzun, the pioneering cultural historian who became a best-selling author in his 90s with “From Dawn to Decadence,” has died.

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“It was partly my upbringing, being among a group of artists of every kind,” he told the AP. “When I became interested in history, it seemed that social and cultural elements were perfectly real things that existed as forces. Diplomacy and force of arms were treated as the substance of history, and there was this other realm missing.” “From Dawn to Decadence,” summing up a lifetime of thinking, offered a rounded, leisurely and conservative tour of Western civilization, with numerous digressions printed in the margins. Barzun guided readers from the religious debates of the Reformation to the contemporary debates on beliefs of any kind. “Distrust (was) attached to anything that retained a shadow of authoritativeness — old people, old ideas, old conceptions of what a leader or a teacher might do,” he wrote of the late 20th century. Barzun told the AP in 2003 that he remembered coming to the United States after World War I and finding a country that lived up to its own happy, informal reputation. “It was openhearted, amiable and courteous in manner, ready to try anything new,” he said. “But many of those things have gone to pieces, for understandable reasons.” He contributed to such magazines as Harper’s and The New Republic and he published more than 30 books, notably “Teacher in America,” a classic analysis of education and culture. In the early 1950s, he and Trilling helped found the Readers’ Subscription Book Club, a highbrow response to the Book-of-the-Month Club that lasted 12 years. Barzun also edited many books, including a compilation of short detective stories, and wrote a memorable essay on baseball, in which he advised that “Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.” Those words eventually made it to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., for which Barzun later autographed a bat celebrating his 100th birthday. Barzun had three children with his first wife, Marianna Lowell, who died in 1978. He married Marguerite Davenport two years later. He also is survived by 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, according to his daughter, Isabel Barzun. “He was a gentleman. He was a scholar. He was refined, he was kind. He was enormously generous in spirit,” said Parfit, his son-in-law. “He was one of a kind.”

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witnesses, including one of the embassy guards and several people living next door to the consulate compound who were present when the militants first moved in. Most spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals for talking about the attack. The neighbors all described the militants setting up checkpoints around the compound at about 8 p.m. The State Department’s timeline says the attack itself began at around 9:40 p.m. Khaled al-Haddar, a lawyer who passed by the scene as he headed to his nearby home, said he saw the fighters gathering a few youths from among passersby and urged them to chant against the film. “I am certain they had planned to do something like this, I don’t know if it was hours or days, but it was definitely planned,” said alHaddar. “From the way they set up the checkpoints and gathered people, it was very professional.” The guard said he saw no protesters. He heard a few shouts of “God is great,” then a barrage of automatic weapons fire and rocket-propelled grenades began, along with barrages from heavy machine guns mounted on trucks. The attackers set fire to the main consulate building. Stevens and another staffer, caught inside amid the confusion, died of smoke inhalation. The attack came from the front and the side. A neighbor whose house is on side of the consulate compound said militants with their faces wrapped in scarves attacking.

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attack, an unidentified Ansar al-Shariah spokesman said the militia was not involved “as an organization” — leaving open the possibility members were involved. He praised the attack as a popular “uprising” sparked by the antiIslam film, further propagating the image of a mob attack against the consulate. So far, the attackers’ motives can only be speculated at. Yasser el-Sirri, a former Egyptian militant who runs the Islamic Observation Center in London closely tracking jihadi groups, said the attack “had nothing to do with the film but it was a coincidence that served the (militants’) purpose.” He believes the ambassador was the target and the attackers may have been inspired by an al-Qaida call to avenge the death of a top Libyan jihadist on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States in 2001. But he offered no firm evidence that was the motive. The news trickled out slowly the night of the attack, with initial reports overshadowed by the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo by protesters angry over the film. It was only the next morning that Stevens’ death was confirmed. On the day of the attack and the next day, The Associated Press referred to it as a mob attack, based on Libyan officials’ comment that there was a significant unarmed protest at the time. In reporting the following days, AP referred to it as an “armed attack” and detailed its organized nature. The past week,the AP has gathered accounts from five


guns blazing as the militants blasted into the compound. One of the consulate’s private Libyan guards said masked militants grabbed him and beat him, one of them calling him “an infidel protecting infidels who insulted the prophet.” The witness accounts gathered by The Associated Press give a from-the-ground perspective for the sharply partisan debate in the U.S. over the attack that left U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead. They corroborate the conclusion largely reached by American officials that it was a planned militant assault. But they also suggest the militants may have used the film controversy as a cover for the attack. The ambiguity has helped fuel the election-time bickering in the United States ever since. The Obama administration has sent out muddled messages whether it was a planned attack or a mob protest that got out of control. A day after the attack, President Barack Obama referred to “acts of terror.” He told CBS’ “60 Minutes” in an interview aired the following Sunday that he believed those involved “were looking to target Americans from the start.” Within 24 hours of the attack, both the embassy in Tripoli and the CIA station chief sent word to Washington that it was a planned militant attack. Still, days later, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Susan Rice, said the attack began as a spontaneous protest over the film. Republicans, embroiled in a heated presidential campaign, seized on the confusion. They have accused the Obama administration of being hesitant to call it a “terrorist attack” linked to alQaida because that would weaken one of Obama’s key campaign selling points — that under his watch, alQaida had been weakened and Osama bin Laden had been killed..

As that debate roiled, the actual events — and their meaning — became somewhat skewed in the mouths of politicians. One assumption often made in the backand-forth is that if the attack was planned, then it must have been linked to alQaida. Ansar al-Shariah, the group whose members are suspected in the attack, is made up of militants with an al-Qaida-like ideology, but it is not clear whether it has any true ties to the terror organization. Made up mainly of veterans of last year’s civil war, it is one of the many powerful, heavily armed militias that operate freely in Libya and in Benghazi, while government control remains weak. Some Benghazi officials have praised Ansar al-Shariah for helping keep order in the city, even as they note its jihadi ideology. With its arsenal of weapons, the group is capable of carrying out such an attack on the consulate on its own and even on relatively short notice.Islamist militias in Benghazi had in previous months threatened to attack the compound. U.S. officials say they are still investigating whether there is an al-Qaida connection. They say members of Ansar al-Shariah called members of al-Qaida’s branch in North Africa outside of Libya and boasted of the attack. The administration has even said it is prepared to carry out drone strikes against the branch, known as al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, if a link is proven. But the officials also acknowledge the calls alone do not yet prove AQIM was involved. A day after the Benghazi

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In this Thursday, Sept. 13 file photo, a Libyan man investigates the inside of the U.S. Consulate after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, on the night of Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Benghazi, Libya. Witness accounts gathered by The Associated Press give a from-the-ground perspective for the sharply partisan debate in the U.S. over the deadly incident. They corroborate the conclusion largely reached by American officials that it was a planned militant assault. But they also suggest the militants may have used a film controversy as a cover for the attack.


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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although this is a poor day for making firm decisions, it’s an excellent day to think about how to reduce your debt and improve your position in anything that is jointly held (like mortgages, insurance matters and shared property). TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Sit down with others today (especially partners and friends), and discuss how you can improve the relationship. This is an excellent day for this. Make your final decisions tomorrow. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You’re eager to introduce improvements to your job, and for that matter, to your health as well. Think about what is possible, and line up your options. Make your choices tomorrow. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is a wonderfully creative day! You might see new approaches to things or new uses for something you already own. You’re very resourceful! LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Look around where you live, and think about fixing up garbage areas and anything to do with plumbing, bathrooms, laundry areas or garbage and recycling areas. Look for solutions to problems. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You’re extremely convincing today! Unfortunately, this is a poor day for important decisions or commitments. Nevertheless, you can begin to pave the way. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Give some serious thought to new ways to earn money or get a different job, because it might be possible now. You want greater control in your life via your assets. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Take a realistic look in the mirror, and ask yourself what you can do to improve your appearance. You also might consider how you can improve your style of relating to others. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is a great day for research and for digging deep for solutions and answers. You’ll be like a dog with a bone. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Group discussions will be powerfully intense today. You might be attracted to a powerful leader, or vice versa; you could be the leader. Nevertheless, postpone important decisions until tomorrow. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Your relationship to someone in authority might undergo a shift today. You might gain power or lose power. Don’t make any commitments or promises today. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Look for ways to enrich your life through further education or training. Perhaps travel is a way to expand your horizons. YOU BORN TODAY You are naturally organized and excellent at supervising others. Furthermore, you know how to motivate people. You work well with others! You often travel great distances for your career. You know how to fine-tune things to keep them working. In the year ahead, something you’ve been involved with for nine years will diminish or end in order to make room for something new. Birthdate of: Diego Maradona, soccer player; Sarah Carter, actress; Charles Atlas, bodybuilder/mail-order king. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






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Did You Know? Insect-eating bats may either capture flying insects in their mouths or scoop them into their tail or wing membranes. They then reach down and take the insect into their mouth. This results in the erratic flight most people are familiar with when they observe bats flying around in the late evening or around lights at night. Bats drink by skimming close to the surface of a body of water and gulping an occasional mouthful. What do bats eat? Many eat insects. Some bat species in other countries eat fruit or nectar and even fish. Vampire bats, a small group that lives in Central and South America, feed on animal blood. What do Connecticut bats eat? Insects. What do all young bats eat? Like all mammals, young bats feed on mother’s milk.

Bat & Moth Game Ever play “Marco-Polo” in the swimming pool? This game is very similar but is played on land. One person is the bat and another is the moth. Both must stand in a circle made by the other players. The bat is blindfolded. The moth must say “moth” every time the bat says “bat.” The object of the game is for the bat to rely only on sound and tag the moth.

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Word of the Week hibernate — to spend the winter in close quarters in a dormant condition


Bats may be the most misunderstood animals in the United States. Almost all U.S. bats, and 70 percent of the bat species worldwide, feed almost exclusively on insects and are thus extremely beneficial. One bat can eat between 600 and 1,000 mosquitoes and other insect pests in just one hour. Bats in other parts of the world feed on a variety of items in addition to insects. Many species feed primarily on fruit, while several types feed on nectar and pollen. Fruit bats perform an extremely important function as seed dispersers. Nectar-eating bats are important pollinators. Many plant species depend almost entirely on bats for pollination. Of the 45 species of bats found in the continental United States, six are listed as endangered. These species are the gray bat, Indiana bat, Ozark bigeared bat, Virginia big-eared bat, lesser long-nosed bat, and greater Mexican long-nosed bat. MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS "All Bats Have Rabies." Less than ½ of 1% of bats carry the rabies virus. In addition, rabid bats are seldom aggressive. Fewer than 40 people in the United States are known to have contracted rabies from bats during the past 40 years.

"Bats get tangled in people's hair." Although bats may occasionally fly very close to someone's face while catching insects, they do not get stuck in people's hair. That's because the bat's ability to echolocate is so acute that it can avoid obstacles no wider than a piece of thread. "Bats suck your blood." By far the most famous bats are the vampire bats. These amazing creatures are found in Mexico, Central America and South America. Vampire bats feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals such as birds, horses and cattle. They do not suck blood. The bats obtain blood by making a small cut in the skin of a sleeping animal with their razor-sharp teeth and

then lapping up the blood as it flows from the wound. The bat's saliva contains an anesthetic that reduces the likelihood of the animal feeling the prick. Each bat requires only about two tablespoons of blood every day, so the loss of blood to a prey animal is small and rarely causes any harm. "Bats are blind." Although they can't see color, bats can see better than we do at night. And, many bats can also "see" in the dark by using echolocation. BAT BIOLOGY Bats, like humans, are mammals, having hair and giving birth to living young and feeding them on milk from mammary glands. More than 900 species of bats occur worldwide; they are most abundant in the tropics.

2012 Green Gals Holiday Recycled Ornament Contest Rules and Regulations: 1) The ornament must be made of recyclable or reusable materials. Glue, paint, glitter, floral wire, etc. can be used, but the main emphasis of the contest is to see what can be created with recyclable or reused items. 2) Ornaments should be no more than 6”x6”x6” in size. 3) The ornament should be light in weight so it can hang on a tree. 4) The ornament must have an appropriate method to be attached to a tree (hanger.) 5) The materials cannot pose a safety hazard to the creator or those observing the ornament. Avoid the use of sharp, toxic or easily breakable materials. 6) Perishable items can’t be used. 7) A 3 x 5 card should be SECURELY attached to each ornament listing the following: A) School name & teacher name B) Student’s name and grade C) Parent’s address & phone number • Deadline: Friday, November 30th at 4 p.m. • Turn in entries at the Miami County Sanitary Eng. at 2200 N. County Road 25-A, Troy, OH 45373 • Call Cindy at 440-3488 for questions or email • Ornaments can be viewed or picked up after Dec. 10 • McDonalds food wrappers also can be used to create an ornament Entries will be judged depending on number of entries received by grade levels and PRIZES for 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be awarded accordingly. All entries become the property of Sanitary Engineering, unless otherwise requested.

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WAYS TO MAKE HALLOWEEN SAFER Halloween is a time for people young and old to enjoy a little mischief and mayhem. To make the holiday even more enjoyable, celebrants can heed a few tips to make Halloween as safe as it is pleasurable. 1. Use face paints instead of masks that obscure vision. 2. Wear reflective tape on costumes of dark colors for trick-or-treating at night. 3. LED lights or glow sticks are a safer alternative to lit candles. Some lights even flicker to offer the appeal of candles.

4. Trick-or-treat in a group; never alone. 5. Take a planned route and don’t wander off the path. 6. Be sure costumes are not tripping hazards. 7. Costume on young children should be age-appropriate and free of hazards, such as strings that can strangle or small parts that can choke. 8. Stick to trick-or-treating in trusted neighborhoods. 9. Be extra-cautious of cars when walking at night. 2333121

Remember to walk, and not run, between houses.

Cross streets only at corners, and stay on sidewalks whenever possible. Only eat your treats at home, after inspecting them with Mom and Dad.

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Determine a trick-or-treat route and curfew with your parents, and follow it.

Make sure to trick-or-treat while there is still light outside.


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Always carry a flashlight

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Have dinner or a snack before going out to trick-or-treat.

At night, wear reflective tape on your costume.

Don’t cut across yards or driveways

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Make sure your costume does not drag on the ground, so you won’t trip. 219 Spring St., Piqua, OH

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Even if you know a pet, be careful; they may be frightened by a costume.


Young trick-or-treaters should always be escorted by an adult. 18 E. Water St., Troy • 937.335.5658

Never trick-or-treat alone, and never enter a stranger’s house or car.


If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic.

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Know how and where to contact your parents. 937-335-5634 Make sure your shoes fit and are tied tightly.

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Only visit houses that are well-lit, and never approach a house alone.

Throw away any candy with a ripped or open wrapper.

Wear a watch you can read in the dark.

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Only eat candy after your parents have checked it.

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Delivery Drivers Beppo Uno Pizzeria Now Hiring FT-PT Delivery Drivers. Applicants must have valid Ohio DL & safe working vehicle. Minimum Wage + Tips. Serious applicants will be considered.

Champaign Residential Services has part time openings available in Miami Shelby, Preble and Darke Counties for caring people who would like to make a difference in the lives of others. Various hours are available, including mornings, evenings, weekends and overnights.

Airstream, Inc, a Recreational Vehicle Manufacturer and a division of Thor Industries, is seeking an automotive customer service background professional as a Service Manager of our factory service department.

Paid training is provided Requirements: • high school diploma or equivalent • valid drivers license • proof of insurance • criminal background check

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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.

The ideal candidate will have detailed working knowledge of the automobile and recreational vehicle industries with at least 2 years experience with a vehicle manufacturer. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, written and verbal communicative skills along with good organizational skills are required. The responsibilities of this position include supervision of service technicians and interaction with retail customers and overseeing the complete operation of the service department and retail store to enhance profitability and growth.

Need quality, dependable people for work in Piqua/ Sidney only, Competitive pay. Email reply to:

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CDL Grads may qualify Class A CDL required Great Pay & Benefits! Call Jon Basye at: Piqua Transfer & Storage Co. (937)778-4535 or (800)278-0619 STORAGE TRAILERS FOR RENT (800)278-0617 ★

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Whether posting or responding to an advertisement, watch out for offers to pay more than the advertised price for the item. Scammers will send a check and ask the seller to wire the excess through Western Union (possibly for courier fees). The scammer's check is fake and eventually bounces and the seller loses the wired amount. While banks and Western Union branches are trained at spotting fake checks, these types of scams are growing increasingly sophisticated and fake checks often aren't caught for weeks. Funds wired through Western Union or MoneyGram are irretrievable and virtually untraceable. If you have questions regarding scams like these or others, please contact the Ohio Attorney General’s office at (800)282-0515.

Applications are being accepted for a Certified Athletic Trainer on a casual basis to provide Athletic Trainer service on site to area high schools, colleges and community events. The Athletic Trainer develops and participates in sports medicine oriented programs and community education services. May assist the team physician with pre-participation physicals and performs assessments of injuries and recommends appropriate follow up care. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor of Science/Art degree, current license from the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainers Board, current certification by the National Athletic Trainers Association and current professional provider CPR certification. Wilson Memorial Hospital offers a comprehensive benefit package including, medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance, long term disability insurance, vacation, holiday and personal days, tuition assistance, wellness program and 401(k). Our Wilson Memorial Hospital value — “ASPIRE: Always Serve with Professionalism, Integrity, Respect and Excellence.”



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• A high school diploma. • Customer service experience. • International customer service experience and Spanish language fluency a plus.


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The Piqua Daily Call is now accepting applications on both walking routes & motor routes for the Piqua area. Must be at least 18 years of age.


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MIAMI JACOBS Career College, Monster Bash Open House! Safe place for kids to trick or treat, Haunted House, Campus Tours, Career Information, Resume Writing Workshop, and more. October 30th, 6pm to 8pm located at 865 W Market Street in Troy. Call 888-265-4569 for more information.

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Competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package are offered. E-mail, fax or mail resume to Mike Tecklenburg at Select-Arc, Inc., 600 Enterprise Drive, P.O. Box 259, Fort Loramie, OH 45845, Fax: (888) 511-5217. E-mail: No phone calls, please.


MARKETING ADMINISTRATOR Select-Arc, Inc. is seeking a Marketing Administrator to work at its Fort Loramie, OH headquarters. The primary job responsibility entails communicating with customers and outside sales representatives as well as working internally with the company sales management, factory management and finance to provide the following services: • • • • •

Management of all Price List, Special Pricing, Rebates, etc. Management of all part number routing and costing Administration of all Sales Reports Administration of Private Label Packaged Products Administration of International Paperwork

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College Degree or Equivalent Preferred Strong Computer Skills Experience with pricing and customer service a plus International experience and Spanish language fluency a plus.

Competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package are offered. E-mail, fax or mail resume to Mike Tecklenburg at Select-Arc, Inc., 600 Enterprise Drive, P.O. Box 259, Fort Loramie, OH 45845, Fax: (888) 511-5217. E-mail: No phone calls, please.


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305 Apartment EVERS REALTY TROY, 2 Bedroom Townhomes 1.5 bath, 1 car garage, $695



Continental Express has immediate opening for a Utility person. Will work in the Wash Bay assisting with washing and fueling trucks. Primary responsibility will be parking trucks and dropping trailers on our lot. CDLA not required but must have prior experience operating tractor trailers. Must also pass drug screen and physical. Work days will consist of ThursdaySunday. Excellent pay and benefits. Apply in person at: Continental Express 10450 St Rt 47 Sidney, OH

2 BEDROOM in Troy, Move in special, Stove, refrigerator, W/D, A/C, very clean, no pets. $525. (937)573-7908

PIQUA, 2144 Navajo Trail, 3 bedroom townhouse, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage, 1850 sqft, $975 month, one month's deposit. Available 11/1. (937)335-9096.

TROY, 1 & 2 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 & $525 monthly. Special 1st Month $200 with Paid Deposit

1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Houses & Apts. SEIPEL PROPERTIES Piqua Area Only Metro Approved (937)773-9941 9am-5pm Monday-Friday TROY 122 E FRANKLIN. Spacious upstairs 2 bedroom. All appliances. Central air. $675 OBO plus deposit. Water/trash/sewage paid. ( 9 3 7 ) 8 7 7 - 0 0 1 6 (937)339-3824

535 Farm Supplies/Equipment

545 Firewood/Fuel

583 Pets and Supplies

592 Wanted to Buy

PIQUA, 1709 Williams, 4 bedrooms, newly remodeled, appliances, CA, fenced yard. $950 month, (937)778-9303, (937)604-5417.

1953 FORD Jubilee tractor with scraper blade, great condition, $4200, (937)684-3261.

FIREWOOD, $125. Sidney, OH. Split and seasoned Hardwood. Delivery charge negotiable. Contact: Alan @ (937)497-1776.

BLACK LAB puppies, CKC and AKC registered. For more information (419)852-5651 or (937)539-0474

WANT-TO-BUY: Airtight wood stove. Such as Vermont castings. Less than 10 years old. (937)473-3455 or (937)214-6578

TROY 4 bedroom, 3 bath, living room, family room with fireplace, large sun room on acre lot in country near I75 (937)335-6988

3 BEDROOM trailer in country, in Covington Schools, 2 car garage, $450. Call (937)417-7111, (937)448-2974.

(937)673-1821 TROY, 701 McKaig, nice duplex, Spacious 3 bedrooms, w/d hookup, appliances, $700. No pets, (937)845-2039

320 Houses for Rent 1 BEDROOM Apartment $300, 2 Bedroom, $495, 4 Bedroom house $950, (937)778-9303, after 5:30 (937)604-5417

1957 300FARMALL Tractor with Kelly loader and blade. John Deere 1250 three bottom 16 inch plow 3 point. John Deere wheel disc- 10ft, eight foot Kewanee three point blade, pull type rotary hoe-two row. Allied 85 Cross Auger snow blower-7 ft, 3 point hitch. Copper apple butter kettle. 2 iron butcher kettles. Homemade rubber tire flat bed wagon. (937)492-0764

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505 Antiques/Collectibles

300 - Real Estate

305 Apartment

320 Houses for Rent

325 Mobile Homes for Rent 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES, Piqua, all appliances including washer/ dryer, 1.5 bath (937)335-7176

For Rent


FREIGHT TRAIN, Lionel 1965, original boxing including platform and buildings, photos, $250 or bargain, Piqua, (248)694-1242.

JOHN DEERE, H Collector tractor with new rubber, runs well, $2500, (937)295-2899

APPLIANCES, Refrigerator $300, Stove $250, Washer/ Dryer $250, Available for pickup by November 10th, If interested call (937)622-3941 leave message DRYER, Whirlpool "Duet" front load dryer, Bisque in color, excellent condition, $275, call (419)628-2912

TRACTOR, Nice original Ferguson 30 with two bottom plow, 90% rubber, 12 volt system, includes belt pulley and extra plow shares, $2500, (937)295-2899

SEASONED FIREWOOD $155 per cord. Stacking extra, $125 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available (937)753-1047

565 Horses/Tack & Equipment

577 Miscellaneous

593 Good Things to Eat THANKSGIVING TURKEYS Pasture free, all natural, no meds or hormones. Local feeds. (937)526-4934 ask for Beth. If no answer leave message.

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GOLDEN RETRIEVERS, AKC, pups. LMT, Guarantee, Starter Kits, Champion Bloodline. Parents on farm. DOB 8-8-12. $650 (937)371-5647 leave message. MULTI-POO, Male, $150, female, $350. Male Yorkie-Poo, $325, Female, $395. Male Bishon Frise, $295. Male Yorkie, $350. (419)925-4339 YORKIE-POO, male pup. Has 1st shots and ready to go. Great family dog. Non-shedding. $250 (419)582-4211.

586 Sports and Recreation COMPOUND BOW, Jennings RH, Complete with 1 dozen new arrows, release and case, Quiver & much more, $400, (937)726-1348

545 Firewood/Fuel

805 Auto 1988 OLDSMOBILE, Delta 88, 4 door, good condition, new paint, 78,000 original miles, will sacrifice for $3500, call anytime (937)638-6725 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY, good condition, 166,000 miles, $2800 (937)270-6956 2000 HONDA CRV, 4 wheel drive, small and fun to drive, no rust, cold air, new tires, excellent condition, $4500 (937)684-1297

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

899 Wanted to Buy FIREWOOD, $125 a cord pick up, $150 a cord delivered, $175 a cord delivered and stacked (937)308-6334 or (937)719-3237

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FIREWOOD, seasoned, split, delivered, $150 cord; $80 half cord. Local delivery only, (937)559-6623. If you don't reach me, leave a message, I will get back with you.

HAFLINGER MARES, 2 registered, matching set, broken to drive or ride, also registered Haflinger colt, 6 months old, (937)526-4091.

510 Appliances APPLIANCES 25 cubic foot, black refrigerator. Stacked washer and dryer, white. Good condition. (937)451-1638

FIREWOOD for sale. All seasoned hardwood, $150 per cord split/ delivered, $120 you pick up. ( 9 3 7 ) 8 4 4 - 3 7 5 6 (937)844-3879

BOXER PUPPIES, 3 full blooded, fawn females, 1st shots, dew claws removed, tails bobbed, $275 firm (937)543-1352


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CROSSBOW, Horton Legend, HD Pro 175, complete/ Quiver arrows brand new in box, never fired, paid $600 new, $500 (937)726-1348



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1991 CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE Good Condition. 112,000 original miles. $2200. (937)492-5011

2000 COACHMAN CATALINA 27 FOOTER Awning 1yr old, refrigerator 2yrs old, everything comes with camper: Hitch, Tote tank, Patio lights, VERY CLEAN!, $6500 obo. (937)596-6028 OR (937)726-1732



2002 ACURA MDX Nice SUV, touring package, loaded. 163,000 miles. (937)638-0967

48,500 miles 2.7L engine. Power locks and windows. AC, AM-FM CD radio. Very Good Condition $6900. (937)526-3073

2004 FORD MUSTANG Cobra SVT, Super charged V8, Number 859 of 1896 convertibles made (only 167 torch red made) beautiful car, only 3,100 miles, must see, $27,000 obo Call (937)658-0318


2004 PONTIAC GRAND AM SE 101k miles, great condition, asking $4250. Call (419)628-1320

Double cab. TRD package. 4X4. Only 27,000 miles. 5.7L V-8. New tires and well equipped. $24,900. (937)470-5345

2002 MAZDA 626 1996 TERRY 5TH WHEEL TRAILER 32.5 ft, clean, set up at Kozy Campground Grand Lake, comes with 8x8 shed, picnic bench, and other misc., or can be moved. (937)773-6209 or (937)418-2504

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Sam Prakel won the D-III regional race Saturday.

Prakel runs to D-III title Fuller, Russia boys advance BY ROB KISER Sports Editor TROY — Versailles senior Samuel Prakel did it by running by himself at the Troy Division III cross country regional Saturday. Lehman Catholic’s Joe Fuller put two years of frustration behind him and the Russia boys ran in a tight pack. As a result, all of them be running at the Division III state cross country

meet next Saturday at National Trail Raceway. Prakel, the defending state champion, cruised to victory in 16:00.43, almost 20 seconds head of Clayton Murphy of Tri-Village, who finished second. “It makes it harder when you don’t have anybody to push you,” Prakel said. “I just wanted to go out and run my pace. Your times are going to be a little slow because of the cold and the mud, but it See BOYS/Page 15

TROY — The Russia girls cross country team closed the gap — while Versailles freshman Madison Grilliot took another big step forward at the Troy Division III regional. As a result, they will be competing at the state meet Saturday at National Trail Raceway. The Lady Raiders threesome of Emily Borchers, Lauren Francis and Lauren Heaton continued their amazing front running — finishing second, third and fourth behind West Liberty Salem’s Meghan Vogel, who ran away with the race in 18:48.49. Borchers was second in 19:19.04; Francis was third in 19:23.35; and Heaton was fourth in 19:33.47. “I was hoping to say closer to her (Meghan Vogel),” Borchers said. “But, I am pretty happy with second. It definitely helps having someone like her (Meghan Vogel) to push you. We want to do as well as we can as a team next week and I would like to make AllOhio.” The Lady Raiders finished second in the team standings, with 69 points. Minster was first with 65. “That (Vogel winning and Russia taking the next three spots) is kind of how I thought it would play out,” Russia coach Doug Foster said. “Meghan Vogel is a great


Russia’s Lauren Francis (626) Emily Borchers (625) and Lauren Heaton (627) run along side eventual winner Meghan Vogel (746). runner. We are right there (in the hunt for the team title next week). I think there are five teams that could win it and there were three or four top teams here today.” Saturday was as close as Russia has come to Minster this year. “We closed the gap,” Foster said. “They only got us by three or four points. If we can put three girls in the top 10 or 15 next week, then we have a chance.” Also key was the rest of the Lady Raiders, including Molly Kearns, 31, 21:02.81; Kirstin Voisard, 40, 21:15.06; Claudia Monnin, 69, 22:04.63;

Becca Meyer, 98, 23:06.41. “I liked our strategy today,” Foster said. “We closed the gap between our third and fourth runner, which is what we need to do. We just have to keep working on that.” Grilliot continues to amaze and got the 16th and final individual spot for state with a time of 20:14.19. “I wasn’t sure,” Grilliot said about making it to state. “Coach (Mark Pleiman) said he had me at 17th, so I just had to wait. It was pretty exciting (when they called her name as finishing 16th). It (state) was a goal at the beginning of the year.”

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BY ROB KISER Sports Editor The Lehman Catholic volleyball team had won 19 straight district titles heading into Saturday’s D-IV matchup with Russia at Troy High School. But, Lady Cavalier coach Greg Snipes expected the 20th wouldn’t come so easy — and he was correct. But, Lehman was able to persevere in the first meeting with former Lady Cavalier assistant Todd Wion and Russia 25-18, 12-25, 25-18, 25-10. Lehman, 20-5, will play Fort Loramie in a Vandalia Division IV regional semifinal at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. “It was definitely the toughest one of my district titles,” Snipes said. “Russia has a very good team. They have some seniors who have been playing for a long time.” And that was very clear when Russia, led by the blocking of Bethany York and hitting of Olivia Monnin, finished the second set on a 22-7 match to stun Lehman and even the match. “In my four years, this was definitely our toughest match at district,” Lehman senior Ellie Waldsmith said. “Russia is a good team.” But, just as quickly, Lehman turned See VOLLEYBALL/Page 15

Pleiman marvels at what Grilliot has accomplished. “She’s amazing,” he said. “I have never had a girl improve this much from the beginning to the end of the season. She was running 22:30s at the beginning of the year.” Grilliot didn’t have a magical answer for that. “I’m not sure,” she said. “People have told me the courses we have been running our faster. I started wearing spikes at the Botkins race. So, I am not sure if it is the spikes or not. I just want to run a good race next week.”


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TIPP CITY — First sectional title, first district title, regional, state — the Miami East Vikings accomplished a lot of firsts last year. This season, as the reigning Division III State champions look to defend their title, Miami East coach John Cash wants to make sure they stop, appreciate and celebrate every step along the way, just like they did last year. "Oh no, that's one of the things we've talked about — enjoying the moment," Cash said. "We compared it to the fall and how the leaves turn all these gorgeous colors. But you only get that for a few days, and if you're not paying attention, you will miss it." If winning championships is like the changing of the leaves, Miami East did some yard work Saturday. The Vikings made short work of the Taylor Yellowjackets — the same team they defeated when they won their first district title on the same floor last year — once again raking them in three easy games, 25-7, 25-9, 25-14 to earn a spot in Thursday's regional semifinal round. Miami East's service game was simply too much for Taylor to handle as the Yellowjackets never truly got into any semblance of an organized See EAST/Page 15

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Joe Fuller heads towards the finish line. go continue their Fall ritual. The Knights had 34 points, while the Raiders had 95. “This is our seventh straight year going to state,” Russia coach Doug Foster said. “I am really happy for these kids and proud of what they have been able to accomplish.” Brandon Barlage led Russia, finishing 16th in 17:15.45. Other Raider runners were Jordan Gariety, 20, 17:33.88; Steven Stickle, 25, 17:42.99; Caleb Ball, 29, 17:44.01; Kyle Poling, 39, 17:53.46; Bryan Drees, 43, 17:59.83; Alex Herron, 55, 18:09.73. “We thought it was going to be close between us, Versailles and couple other schools,” Foster said. “We wanted to get three runners in ahead of Versailles’ second runner and we ended up getting four. I thought that was going to be the key. “I was concerned about the course being muddy, but the course was in great shape. “The sun came out and it was actually a good day to run.” Versailles missed by just six points of qualifying. The Tigers had 138 points, while Mariemont got the fourth spot with

132. “It is a team sport,” Pleiman said. “We were probably the third seed coming in. But, if a couple guys don’t run their best, that is what can happen. They have had a very good season and it was close.” The rest of the Versailles runners included Tyler Rose, 33, 17:48.09; Sam Subler, 34, 17:48.60; Richard Ware III, 57, 18:10.74; Matt Subler, 60, 18:12.64; Jacob Rose, 80, 18:38.72; Andrew Kramer, 103, 19:23.43. Covington finished eighth. Bucc runners included Lane White, 22, 17:38.21; Dustin Fickert, 40, 17:57.39; Alex Schilling, 42, 17:59.51; Nate Dunn, 67, 18:27.13; Sam Sherman, 99, 19:16.03; Isaac Canan, 104, 19:24.17; Dale Brant, 119, 20:14.01. Houston’s Devon Jester finished 32nd in 17:47.82; while Newton’s Brady McBride finished 56th in 18:09.91. Graham finished 10th in the D-II boys regional. Falcon runners included Mason Dail 28, 17:37.74; Brady Newcomer, 35, 17:49.14; Wright, 59, Parker 18:05.25; Cole Butz, 62, 18:10.24; Devin Dunn, 97, 19:05.96.

Girls Continued from page 14 It was a heartbreaking day for Versailles. The girls, like the boys finished fifth. Fort Loramie got the fourth spot with 146 points and Versailles had 151. “We probably came in here as the fifth or sixth seed,” Pleiman said. “The girls ran well. We had a good day, but so did Fort Loramie and it just wasn’t quite enough. We both went past Summit, who was probably seeded to win. Chloe Warvel has been our leader all year and she was again today. And it is great to see Madison (Grilliot) move on.” Warvel finished 26th in 20:48.29. Other Versailles runners included Brooke Pothast, 33, 21:04.52; Murphy Grow, 38, 21:14.09; Hannah Wenig, 57, 21:44.07; Rachel Subler, 65, 21:58.16; Jadyn Barga, 77, 22:14.03; Covington finished ninth. Lady Bucc runners included Carly Shell, 25, 20:46.51; Hannah Retz, 61, 21:52.61; Jessie Shilt,


72, 22:06.85; Heidi Cron, 78, 22:17.70; Casey Yingst, 96, 23:04.77; Heidi Snipes, 97, 23:05.12; Julianna Yingst, 116, 25:07.04. Miami East finished 12th. Lady Vikings runners included Meredith Wesco, 28, 20:52.81; Abigael Amheiser, 55, 21:39.57; Abby Hawkins, 79,

22:17.72; Erin Augustus, 99, 23:07.69; Sami Sands, 101, 23:18.35; Renee DeFord, 113, 24:54.15; Meagan Caudill, 115, 25:03.46. Houston’s Nicolette Holthaus finished 52nd in 21:37.06. In the Division II girls race, Graham’s Julia Grabill finished 60th in 21:29.07.



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for the first time in the match, but Dunivan quickly silenced them with a booming kill. Two more Dunivan kills and a block by Ashley Current made it 22-11, and Sam Cash beat down a vicious kill off the side of a Taylor player's leg that drew sheepish grins. Mack gave the Vikings match point at 24-13 with a kill, and one point later Abby Cash put the match away. The Vikings advance to face Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy — which defeated Mariemont in four earlier in the day — Thursday at Fairmont. Before preparing for that, though, John Cash wants to make sure his team admires the leaves ... before bagging them up. "We're a lot like that (the fall leaves) — in that not everybody is doing the things we're doing," he said. "I want to make sure the girls step back and enjoy everything they're accomplishing. Because you never know when it could be over. I don't want them to miss anything."

Continued from page 14 the tide to win in four sets. “I was glad to see the way the kids responded,” Snipes said. “The second set, I thought our serve receive broke down and we gave them too many free balls. And Russia is a good team.” Wion knows how exactly how Snipes felt. “The second set, we played the way we are capable of,” Wion said. “After that, we could never get it back. “The final game, we had defensive players we had relied on all season shanking the ball and just doing things they normally don’t do.” With Russia leading 8-7 in the third set, Waldsmith, a four-year starter, appeared to injure herself on a kill. “I bumped knees with Erica (Paulus),” Waldsmith said. “I didn’t want to come out — it’s a big match.” Snipes felt caution was the best option. “She’s been injured a couple times this year,” he said. “You just don’t want to take a chance.” Ironically, it was the last lead Russia would have. Freshman Olivia Duritsch (front row) and Madeline Smith (back

row) filled in admirably, with Smith serving an ace on her first attempt. “That was great to see the way they played,” Snipes said. A Monnin kill had Russia within 21-17, before Lehman finished off the game with a 4-1 run. Andrea Thobe ended it with a big kill. At the same time, Waldsmith was doing everything in her power on the bench to convince Snipes to put her back out there — and when he did, it paid huge dividends. After Russia hit a ball wide on the first point of the fourth set, Waldsmith served five straight points for an immediate 6-0 lead. She had three aces in the run, while Olivia Slagle and Ellie Sargent both had kills. “You are worried about her re-injuring herself,” Snipes said. “A couple people assured me she was OK, so I put her back out there and she came up big at the start of the game.” It was exactly what the Lady Raiders couldn’t afford. “You can’t get down 6-0 like that,” Wion said. “For whatever reason, we just never got back to playing like we did in the second set. Waldsmith and Ellie

Cain had kills on a fourpoint Erica Paulus service run to make it 15-5; Cain served two aces to make it 18-6 and Slagle eventually finished things at 24-10 with a kill. For Russia, who finished 22-4, Monnin had 10 kills, three aces and 15 while Camille digs; Puthoff had nine kills and Kylie Wilson added five kills. Ashley Borchers dished out 18 assists and York had five blocks. “It’s been a great season,” Wion, who advanced to the district finals for the third straight year, said. “There are a lot of positives. We just have to get over the hump at district. “We didn’t take the easy path. We knew Lehman would be a tough match.” For Lehman, Waldsmith had five aces, seven kills and 12 digs; while Thobe had 14 kills and dished out 22 assists. Cain had 11 kills and dished out 19 assists; while Paulus had six kills and 16 digs. Slagle added six kills and three blocks. Now, Lehman gets a chance to avenge a regular season loss to Loramie — and respond to another big challenge.

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Boys wasn’t too bad.” Prakel made the adjustment from 70 degree weather several days ago, to the cool temperatures Saturday morning. “It was definitely different,” he said. “It wasn’t too bad.” Prakel’s only disappointment was the team not making it. The Tigers finished fifth, with the top four advancing. “We didn’t run as well as we have been today,” he said before the results were announced. “I am hoping it will be good enough for us to pull through.” Prakel’s focus now is on defending his state title. With his wins in the 1,600 and 3,200 at the state track meet last spring in Division II, he knows everyone will be shooting for him. “It’s a lot of pressure,” he said. “But, that helps me to run faster.” Versailles coach Mark Pleiman has no doubts about that. “Sam is a smart runner,” he said. “He let the pace be slow that first mile. He still has more. He handles the pressure very well.” Fuller, who missed the regional last season with an injury after failing to get out as a freshman, left no doubts this time around. He ran an impressive 16:44.38 to finish fourth and earn his first state berth in cross country. “It feels pretty good,” Fuller said after the race. “I just want to go out and run my best race next week. I thank God for giving me this opportunity.” Fuller wanted to stay closer to the top two runners. “I wanted to try and stay with Clayton (Murphy),” Fuller said. “The weather wasn’t reaally bad at all. I am happy to be going to state.” Russia finished second behind Summit Country Day in the team standings

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