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Hobart raising funds for Relay BY NATALIE KNOTH Staff Writer The Hobart ITW Food Equipment Group office on South Ridge Avenue is one of several companies encouraging employees to fundraise for Relay for Life, which takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Miami County Fairgrounds. “We started Relay in February and then get really

Honor society seeks donations Members of Edison Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society are seeking donations to help Preston Shepard, a paraplegic student attending the college, with a fundraiser aimed at raising $4,000 for the purchase of a specialized hand bicycle that will help him next year when he makes the transfer to a larger university. See Page 3.

rate matching alone. For example, an employee donation of $50 would yield a gung-ho in March,” said Kathy corporate contribution of $150 Agenbroad, manager of admin- from ITW, meaning a total of istrative services at Hobart. “I $200 would be donated to the American Cancer Society. bet we get several hundred Employees have also been that participate.” organizing lunches and raffles A total of $22,000 was to raise money. raised last year through Agenbroad said employees donations from employees are eager to participate and matching funds from the corporate office Illinois because many have been personally affected by cancer. Tool Works, Inc. (ITW), “Cancer touches everybody which matches donations 3:1. As of mid-April, $13,000 has • See RELAY on Page 2 been accrued through corpo-


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One year later Weaker al-Qaida still plots payback for U.S. raid that killed bin Laden

Families are building own shelters When deadly twisters chewed through the South and Midwest in 2011, thousands of people in the killers’ paths had nowhere to hide. Now many of those families are taking an unusual extra step to be ready next time: adding tornado shelters to their homes. A year after the storms, sales of small residential shelters known as safe rooms are surging across much of the nation, especially in hard-hit communities such as Montgomery and Tuscaloosa in Alabama and in Joplin, Mo., where twisters laid waste to entire neighborhoods.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, al-Qaida is hobbled and hunted, too busy surviving for the moment to carry out another Sept. 11style attack on U.S. soil. But the terrorist netPROVIDED PHOTO work dreams still of payPiqua resident Brian Wilson, third from right, stands with his squad during a tour in Iraq. back, and U.S. counterterrorist officials warn that, in time, its offshoots may deliver. A decade of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that has cost the U.S. about $1.28 trillion and 6,300 U.S. troops* lives has forced alQaida’s affiliates to regroup, from Yemen to BY KATIE YANTIS Iraq. Bin Laden’s No. 2, PIQUA Staff Writer Ayman al-Zawahri, is thought to be hiding, out of If you know someone who U.S. reach, in Pakistan’s school, he went to Camp Lejeune, e is one of the few. should be profiled in our mountains, just as bin N.C., to receive his orders. His first He is one of the proud. After Next Door feature, contact combat deployment was to Yemen in Laden was for so many 10 years, notable awards and City Editor Melody Vallieu at years. October 2000. four and half years away from the “It’s wishful thinking to 440-5265. “When the U.S.S. Cole was United States, one local resident has bombed we were called to escort the say al-Qaida is on the started telling his personal stories of brink of defeat,” says Seth Cole safely back to harbor and prowar. vide counter terrorist security while Jones, a Rand analyst and “It was eye opening. You have Piqua resident Brian Wilson adviser to U.S. special operthey escorted the dead and woundthese grown men that look like would have never imagined he ations forces. “They have robots — they are intimidating peo- ed,” Wilson said. “While we were would experience in 10 years what increased global presence, securing the ship we took fire from ple at that age,” Wilson said. “I can he did when he walked into the U.S. almost remember what it smelled the number of attacks by local insurgents.” Marines recruiting office several affiliates has risen, and in When Wilson and his fellow like. It’s funny all the experiences years ago. some places like Yemen, Marines thought they were headed you go through afterward. You Wilson said he always has been home from Yemen, they received an they’ve expanded control of always remember boot camp.” an active person, but he became a territory.” Alert Status 1. He said the end of boot camp is Marine partially by accident. It’s a complicated, someThey weren’t going home. that moment that helps make it “I kind of always was in sports what murky picture for “They told us something hapunforgettable. and stuff,” Wilson said. “But what it Americans to grasp. pened and we were en route to “I think that it is the moment boiled down to was me and a friend where they give you that (pin) and U.S. officials say bin Afghanistan,” Wilson said. “I didn’t of mine talked about joining the Laden’s old team is all but find out about the (World Trade you finally become a Marine,” Army. When we walked into the dismantled. But they say Center) towers until three days Wilson said. “You never forget the recruiter’s office, the Marine’s office moment when they made you a after we were in the country. We all new branches are hitting was right on the left hand side and Western targets and U.S. thought it was an accident that Marine. It changed your life.” the Army was all at the end. The allies overseas, and still Following boot camp, Wilson pro- someone accidentally flew into the recruiter came out and asked us towers. We found out real quick that aspire to match their parceeded to infantry school. ‘Why would you go down there?’” ent organization’s mileit was a terrorist attack.” “It’s where you go to learn Wilson said he and his friend did- Marine Corps tactics and they go stone of Sept. 11, 2001. Following Afghanistan, Wilson n’t walk out of the office until they The deadliest is in more in depth as far as your job set went directly to Iraq. signed on to be “one of the few and “I didn’t see the United States for Yemen. and skills,” Wilson said. one of the proud.” “They are continuing to As Wilson learned those skills he almost four and half years,” Wilson “We didn’t even get past the said. “We got one phone call. At that try to again, carry out an did well enough to catch the eye of door,” Wilson said with a little laugh his Marine leaders. attack against U.S. persons point we just accepted it and those as he looked back on the beginning inside of Yemen, as well as guys became your family. It was “I actually got selected to go to of his military days. against the homeland,” tough, but you just accepted it. You machine gunners school,” Wilson After the letters were signed, White House counterterfocused on your mission and you said. “It was another two weeks Wilson said he and his cohort had rorism advisor John more in depth.” two distinctively different moments. When Wilson finished gunners • See MARINE on Page 2 Brennan said Sunday on “We didn’t tell our parents we ABC’s “This Week.” were doing it,” Wilson said. “We sat “We’re working very in his truck and looked at each “I didn’t see the United States for almost four and half closely with our Yemeni other with this look of ‘what did we partners to track down all years. We got one phone call. At that point we just accepted just do?’ The second moment was these leads,” he said. it and those guys became your family. It was tough, but you that we were excited and bragging Brennan says there’s no to our friends about it.” sign of an active revenge just accepted it. You focused on your mission and you From there, the bragging was plot against U.S. targets, focused on what you have to do to come home.” over and the training started. but U.S. citizens in Wilson said he was in boot camp for Pakistan and beyond are — Brian Wilson 13 weeks at 18 years old.


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and it was a car bomb that hit me. I got shrapfocused on what you have nel from my knee to my shoulder and it almost to do to come home.” blew my arm off.” While Wilson was Including the visible deployed, he quickly injuries, Wilson also sufstarted treating his felfered damage to his retilow Marines like family, nas, hearing and brain. and it is evident in the After saving his fellow stories he has. Marines, he said those One in particular, for involved “joke about it.” which he received a “I know those guys Silver Star — awarded like my brothers,” Wilson for gallantry in action said. “We always just against an enemy of the laugh and I tell them United States — helps they can send me flowillustrate that fact. “I was wounded in an ers.” After being taken to attack and refused medGermany to be stabilized ical attention. I wanted to stay with my platoon,” — and then to Norfolk, Va. — Wilson said he Wilson said. he was in the realized During the attack he was able to push two fel- United States and saw his family. At that low Marines out of danmoment, Wilson said he ger as he took out a was consumed by feelings bunker of insurgents many civilians might not while he was under be able to comprehend. heavy fire. “The biggest feeling I It was another round had was disappointment. of attacks for which I felt like I had let people Wilson received two down,” Wilson said. “I felt Purple Hearts. like I should have been “What I remember is up to it (the attack), then back there. Being a Marine, you feel like you I was told after what are better than that, and happened,” Wilson said. “We came up to a village I felt like they got the best of me.” and I had noticed there Even after hearing was something out of from others how he place. I pushed two helped save lives, he Marines out of the way pushed the limelight from himself. PRIL PECIAL away “I don’t want your medals. I don’t want to celebrate their marksmanship,” Wilson said. “That gives them (insurgents) an accolade.” He said he doesn’t 25% OFF all MTD parts want to seem ungrateful entire month of April! for the awards, but they sometimes remind him of occurrences he would EQUIPMENT SUPERSTORE rather not relive. 3155 Tipp-Cowlesville Rd. “The thank-yous are 335-5993 nice and you appreciate





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it, but the medals and the uniform — it all reminds you of that stuff,” Wilson said. “I was in the Marines for 10 years. The Marines made me. I love the Marines and I love the guys I was with, but all the medals and the uniforms, it reminds you of that and you aren’t that person.” He said being back at home and employed through the Wounded Warrior Project at Brock Air Products in Troy has helped make things better. “It’s getting better. The VA has helped a lot,” Wilson said. “There are good programs, but there is a part of me that is over there that I am not going to get back. We will just leave it over there.” Wilson praised his family — including his wife, MacKenzie — for supporting him through everything. He told of the everyday trials she faces as he continues to work through the memories brought up from his deployments. “That is one person (MacKenzie) besides my immediate family that deals with the everyday — the nightmares, the anger, the depressed to extremely happy,” Wilson said. “She makes a light joke of it, but she has put up with a lot and it’s very commendable.” Wilson and his wife live in Piqua with their 8-year-old child, Lotus, and he has another 13year-old daughter. He said he makes sure to thank them as often as he can. And in many ways he already has.



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• CONTINUED FROM A1 being warned to be vigilant ahead of the May 2 anniversary of the night raid. U.S. helicopters swooped down on bin Laden’s compound in the Pakistani army town of Abbottabad, killing him, one of his sons, two couriers and their wives. The last view for Americans of the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks was that of a wizened old man sitting in front of an old television, wrapped in a blanket. The world may never see photographic proof of his death. U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg in Washington ruled last week that the Obama administration, under the Freedom of Information Act, would not have to turn over images of bin Laden during or after the raid. “Verbal descriptions of the death and burial of Osama Bin Laden will have to suffice,” Boasberg wrote in his ruling on the lawsuit by the public interest group Judicial Watch. Bin Laden’s killing and al-Qaida’s stumbling efforts to regroup are now the national security cenof President terpiece Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. The White House frequently cites the president’s decision to approve the raid, with only a 50-50 chance that bin Laden was even at the compound. Obama could have gone down in history as the man who put the Navy SEALs and the relationship with Pakistan in jeopardy, while failing to catch the alQaida leader. “Al-Qaida was and is our No. 1 enemy,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said last week. “So it’s a part of his foreign policy record, obviously, but it’s also part of a very serious endeavor to keep our country safe.” How safe remains in question. U.S. officials say al-

Qaida is less able to carry out a complex attack like Sept. 11 and they rule out al-Qaida’s ability to attack with weapons of mass destruction in the coming year. These officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they say publicly identifying themselves could make them a target of the terrorist group. U.S. counterterrorist forces have killed roughly half of al-Qaida’s top 20 leaders since the raid. That includes U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, killed by a drone in Yemen last September, less than six months after bin Laden’s death. Only a few of the original al-Qaida team remain, and most of the new names on the U.S. target lists are relative unknowns, officials say. “The last terror attack was seven years ago in London and they haven’t had any major attacks in the U.S.” says Peter Bergen, an al-Qaida expert who once met bin Laden. Yet Zawahri is still out there. Though constantly hunted, he has managed to release 13 audio and video messages to followers since bin Laden’s death, a near record-rate of release according to the IntelCenter, a private intelligence firm. He has urged followers to seize on the unrest left by the Arab Spring to build organizations and influence in Egypt, Libya and elsewhere, and back rebels in Syria a call that U.S. intelligence officials say is being heeded. U.S. attempts to deliver a “knockout punch” to Zawahri and his followers in Pakistan have been hamstrung by a breakdown in relations with Pakistan’s government over the bin Laden raid. Pakistani officials saw the raid as a violation of their sovereignty, made worse by a U.S. friendly fire attack that killed almost two dozen Pakistani troops.


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• TEAM MEETING: The final Relay For Life team meeting will be at Fifth Third Bank, 1851 W. Main St., Troy. Teams will be allowed into the bank about 6:30 p.m. to pick up T-shirts and make final arrangements prior to the Relay. Team members are asked to bring all luminaria orders and auction items to the meeting. For more information, email m or call (937) 524-2214 and leave a message. • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be offered from 3-7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 8 W. Main St., Tipp City. Anyone who registers to donate can take home an “I Did it for the Cookie” cookbook. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email or call (800) 388-GIVE or make an appointment at • QUARTERLY MEETING: The quarterly TriAgency meeting in Tipp City will be at 6:30 p.m. Monroe Township will be hosting this gathering, to be held in the basement of the township building, 4 E. Main St. Civic agenda • The Union Township Trustees will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Township Building, 9497 Markley Road, P.O. Box E, Laura. Call 698-4480 for more information.

TUESDAY • LITERACY COUNCIL: The Troy Literacy Council, an all-volunteer organization, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. Adults seeking help with basic literacy or wish to learn English as a second language, and those interested in becoming tutors, can contact the message center at (937) 660-3170 for more information. • DEADLINE TODAY: The application deadline for funds from Altrusa of Troy is today. Information and the application is available on the Altrusa website under the Spelling Bee link. • FREE SEMINAR: The public is invited to a free seminar called “Kingdom Living Empowerment” from 7-9 p.m. at the TroyHayner Cultural Center in Troy. Subsequent seminars will be May 8, 15 and 22. This is a Bible- based discipleship (follower of Christ) seminar for all who want to grow stronger in their walk and relationship with Jesus Christ. The instructor will be Pastor Beverly Olgesby of the Tru Kingdom Ministries. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Tina Ford at (937) 369-4873. • TUESDAY SPECIAL: Post 88 will offer hamburgers, cheeseburgers and onion rings for $2 each and french fries for $1 from 3-6 p.m. at the post, 3449 LeFevre Road, Troy. Cook’s choice of the day sandwich also will be featured.

WEDNESDAY • MEETING CHANGED: The regular meeting of the Lostcreek Township Trustees has been moved to today at 4 p.m. due to a scheduling conflict. • CLASS TO MEET: The classmates from Piqua Central High School class of 1961 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. at the Backyard Bistrol on Commerce Drive in Piqua. Spouses or significate others also are invited and participants will order off the menu. • SUPPORT GROUP: The Miami-Shelby Ostomy Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the UVMC Cancer Care Center in the lower level of the Upper Valley Medical Center, 3130 N. County Road 25A, Troy. Programs provide information and support to


Community Calendar CONTACT US Call Melody Vallieu at 440-5265 to list your free calendar items.You can send your news by e-mail to ostomates and their families, and are beneficial to health care professionals as well. The May program speaker will be Laura Lockwood from Coloplast. For more information, call 440-4706. • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be offered from 3-7 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Anyone who registers to donate can take home an “I Did it for the Cookie” cookbook. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email or call (800) 388GIVE or make an appointment at • KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Troy Country Club. Heather Dorsten, manager of the Troy Strawberry Festival, will speak. For more information, contact Kim Riber, vice president, at 3398935. • COFFEE AND DOUGHNUTS: The Miami Valley Veterans Museum will host a free coffee and doughnut gathering from 911:30 a.m. at the Troy Masonic Temple, second floor, 107 W. Main St., which also is the location of the museum. The featured speaker will be Ron Hufford talking about his service while guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers. The Miami Valley Veterans Museum will be open for visitation as well. For more information, call the museum at (937) 4511455, find the organization on Facebook or visit

THURSDAYSATURDAY • RUMMAGE SALE: A rummage sale will be offered from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Johns United Church of Christ, 130 S. Walnut St., Troy. Enter on Canal Street. Good used clothing and large and small household items will be for sale.

THURSDAY • SENIORS LUNCHEON: A seniors luncheon will be offered at the A.B. Graham Memorial Center, Conover. “Protecting Your Valuables” will be presented by Tim Rose of Rose Home Services. The program will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. Everyone is invited to attend. For reservations or lunch cost, call (937) 3683700. • LITERACY EDUCATION: A discussion on the benefits of adult basic and literacy education will be offered at 1 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy. Those who need helping preparing for their GED, continue their education or brush up on skills for employment can benefit from the talk, by Naomi Baker of A.B.L.E. • DAY OF PRAYER: In honor of the National Day of Prayer, community members are invited to gather from 7-8 p.m. at the TroyHayner Cultural Center to

prayer for the nation and the youth of Miami County, praying for their needs, including addictions and potential. For more information, call 339-5685.

FRIDAYSUNDAY • THEATER OPENING: The Troy Civic Theatre will present “Ravenscroft,” by Don Nigro at the Barn in the Park. A funny murder mystery set in 1905, pits Inspector Ruffing against five women in the desire to discover the cause of Patrick Roark’s death. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 at the door, or call 339-7700 for reservations.

FRIDAYSATURDAY • RUMMAGE SALE: First Lutheran Church, corner of West State Route 41 and Washington Road, Troy, will offer a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Clothing will be $3 a bag on Saturday, with provided bags.



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kayaking instructor in the area who is physically challenged. Members of Edison A veteran who served Community College’s Phi for six years in the Ohio Theta Kappa Honor Society are seeking dona- National Guard and was an E4 when he left the tions to help Preston service, Shepard Shepard, a also works with paraplegic veterans as part of student the Wounded attending the Warrior Project. college, with He plans to a fundraiser earn a master’s aimed at degree and work raising as an orthodic and $4,000 for the prosthetic practipurchase of a tioner helping vetspecialized erans and teaching hand bicycle SHEPARD them about adapthat will help tive sports. him next year when he He currently volunmakes the transfer to a teers with TAASC, which larger university. SATURDAY Shepard plans to com- is part of the Adaptive • SPAGHETTI DINNER: plete his bachelor’s degree Adventure Sports Coalition in Powell. at either The Ohio State Troy Post No. 43 Baseball A graduate of Piqua will offer an all-you-can-eat University or St. High School, he also does Petersburg College in spaghetti dinner will be offered from 3-7:30 p.m. at Florida. He is currently a peer counseling at Miami Valley Hospital as a regismember of Phi Theta 622 S. Market St., Troy. tered volunteer, helping The meal also will include a Kappa at Edison and salad bar, drink and serves as a vice president others face what he found dessert. Meals will be himself facing over three of the organization. $6.75 for adults and $4 for Shepard was injured in years ago and helps with children 12 and younger. All a fall in 2008 when he MVH’s adaptive sports proceeds will benefit the was trimming a tree. The program. Troy American Legion He also has given talks injuries left him in a baseball. to University of Dayton wheelchair, but he has • PRAYER BREAKrefused to let it slow him physical therapy graduate FAST: The Troy Men’s students about his experidown. Community Prayer ences. He kayaks, finished Breakfast will be offered at Following his graduafirst in the United States 7:30 a.m. at Zion Baptist tion from Edison, Shepard Air Force 5K Marathon, Church, 711 W. Franklin plans to enroll for his and snow and water skis St., Troy. A membership using adaptive equipment. bachelor’s degree at The drive will be part of the Ohio State University or He is the only certified event. For the Troy Daily News

• FRIDAY DINNER: The Covington VFW Post No. 4235, 173 N. High St., Covington, will offer dinner from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 753-1108. • CABBAGE ROLLS: The American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will offer a cabbage roll dinner from 6-7:30 p.m. for $7. • SENIOR DAY: Miami County Senior Day will be from 9:30-11 a.m. at A Learning Place, Piqua. Free tickets must be reserved by calling (937) 638-1884. Leave a message with how many tickets you need and your name and your tickets will be waiting for you.

• YARD SALE: The Troy Senior Citizens Center, 134 N. Market St., Troy, will have a yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. Donations may be dropped off the week of April 29. • BAND TO PERFORM: DC Connection will perform beginning at 7 p.m. at the Covington VFW Post No. 4235, 173 N. High St., Covington. • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. at the Miami County Relay For Life, Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Anyone who registers to donate can take home an “I Did it for the Cookie” cookbook. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email or call (800) 388-GIVE or make an appointment at • PANCAKES AND SAUSAGE: The Pleasant Hill United Church of Christ, one block west of the intersection of State Route 48 and State Route 718, will hold its monthly all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast from 7:30-11 a.m. The cost is $4 for the standard adult breakfast of pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee, tea or milk. A deluxe breakfast is available for $5 and includes scrambled eggs.

St. Petersburg College, but will need a hand cycle to be able to get around the campus. Shepard’s fellow honors students and friends at Edison decided they wanted to help him out since he has accomplished so much. “He is a real inspiration to all of us and we are looking forward to helping him try to achieve the goal of getting a hand cycle so he can more easily get around campus, regardless of which school he goes to,” said Kathy Leese, Phi Theta Kappa president. “We want to help Preston and we need the help of not only the Edison campus, but the larger community to be able to raise the money for him. We think his story is inspirational and we hope everyone will help us by donating whatever they can. We appreciate any contributions.” Local individuals and businesses wanting to donate to help raise money for Shepard’s hand cycle can do so by sending a check to Liz Schoonover, Edison Development Department, Edison Community College, 1973 Edison Drive, Piqua, OH 45356, or by dropping money off to Schoonover at the president’s office at the Piqua campus by May 11.






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The History of Cinco de Mayo Introduction The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, The 5th Of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the Mexican state capital city of Puebla and throughout the state of Puebla, with some limited recognition in other parts of Mexico, and especially in U.S. cities with a significant Mexican population. It is not, as many people think, Mexico's Independence Day, which is actually September 16. Setting The Stage The battle at Puebla in 1862 happened at a violent and chaotic time in Mexico's history. Mexico had finally gained independence from Spain in 1821 after a difficult and bloody struggle, and a number of internal political takeovers and wars, including the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and the Mexican Civil War of 1858, had ruined the national economy. During this period of struggle Mexico had accumulated heavy debts to several nations, including Spain, England and France, who were demanding repayment. Similar debt to the U.S. was previously settled after the Mexican-American War. France was eager to expand its empire at that time, and used the debt issue to move forward with goals of establishing its own leadership in Mexico. Realizing France's intent of empire expansion, Spain and England withdrew their support. When Mexico finally stopped making any loan payments, France took action on its own to install Napoleon III's relative, Archduke Maximilian of Austria, as ruler of Mexico.

Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian

Mexico Confronts The Invasion France invaded at the gulf coast of Mexico along the state of Veracruz (see map) and began to march toward Mexico City, a distance today of less than 600 miles. Although American President Abraham Lincoln was sympathetic to Mexico's cause, and for which he is honored in Mexico, the U.S. was involved in its own Civil War at the time and was unable to provide any direct assistance. Marching on toward Mexico City, the French army encountered strong resistance near Puebla at the Mexican forts of Loreto and Guadalupe. Lead by Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin, a smaller, poorly armed militia estimated at 4,500 men were able to stop and defeat a well outfitted French army of 6,500 soldiers, which stopped the invasion of the country. The victory was a glorious moment for Mexican patriots, which at the time helped to develop a needed sense of national unity, and is the cause for the historical date's celebration. Unfortunately, the victory was short lived. Upon hearing the bad news, Napoleon III had found an excuse to send more

troops overseas to try and invade Mexico again, even against the wishes of the French populace. 30,000 more troops and a full year later, the French were eventually able to depose the Mexican army, take over Mexico City and install Maximilian as the ruler of Mexico. Maximilian's bullet riddled shirt on display Maximilian's rule of Mexico was also short lived, from 1864 to 1867. With the American Civil War now over, the U.S. began to provide more political and military assistance to Mexico to expel the French, after which Maximilian was executed by the Mexicans - his bullet riddled shirt is kept at the museum at Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City. So despite the eventual French invasion of Mexico City, Cinco de Mayo honors the bravery and victory of General Zaragoza's smaller, outnumbered militia at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Today's Celebration For the most part, the holiday of Cinco de Mayo is more of a regional holiday in Mexico, celebrated most vigorously in the state of Puebla. There is

some limited recognition of the holiday throughout the country with different levels of enthusiasm, but it's nothing like that found in Puebla. Traditional Mexican dancers celebrating Cinco de Mayo has become increasingly popular along the U.S.-Mexico border and in parts of the U.S. that have a high population of people with a Mexican heritage. In these areas the holiday is a celebration of Mexican culture, of food, music, beverage and customs unique to Mexico. Commercial interests in the United States and Mexico have also had a hand in promoting the holiday, with products and services focused on Mexican food, beverages and festivities, with music playing a more visible role as well. Several cities throughout the U.S. hold parades and concerts during the week following up to May 5th, so that Cinco de Mayo has become a bigger holiday north of the border than it is to the south, and being adopted into the holiday calendar of more and more people every year.

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The Ghost in the Courthouse Statue Written by Bill Bailey Illustrated by Michelle Duckworth Chapter 5 New sheriff in town STORY SO FAR: When Jake, the new editor of the newspaper, arrives in Jefferson, he and Donnie's mom, Holly, get off on the wrong foot. After that, Jake meets Sheriff Matlock and tells him he prefers weird, unique news stories to regular crime news. This angers Holly, who feels Jake has accidentally let the crooked sheriff know that he won't be holding the sheriff accountable in the newspaper. Jake invites Donnie and Humpty to his first staff meeting. The next day, Jake stood in the middle of the newspaper office, talking to his staff – and also Humpty and me. We were seated in shiny, black chrome chairs that Jake had just bought – I guess to show everyone we were heading in a new direction. Mom's old boss, Mr. Elder, had told me all about this building when he fixed it up a few years ago. He said the building was built to be a general store way back in 1915. When he restored it, he kept it looking historical, with refinished hardwood floors and a coollooking pressed-tin ceiling. Historic photos and paintings hung on the walls, like the picture in the front office of the French Castle courthouse and the portrait in the back room of Felix LaBauve. The modern chairs seemed out of place in such an old building. But I didn't care. I was pumped to be in on this exciting new editor's first staff meeting. It struck me that this might be what my social studies teacher called "history in the making." So, I removed the audio recorder Mom always uses for interviews from her desk drawer, and I started recording. I kept it hidden behind Humpty's back. The Jefferson Times was a 12-page newspaper that barely had a pulse. And its staff of four workers was tiny, even for a weekly. Sarah Betty Buntin, a secretary with straight posture and grey, bunchy hair, looked alert – and suspicious of Jake. Irene Hobson was in charge of ad sales. She usually wore too much make-up and always got large bouquets of flowers from advertisers. At the moment, she sat patting her blonde hair, obviously trying to catch Jake's attention. And then there was Mom, who is simply the best reporter in the United States. She's won lots of awards from the Mississippi Press Association to prove it, too. "I want you all – " Jake stopped and smiled. "Excuse me, I want y'all to know things are going to be different around here." "In what way?" Mrs. Buntin sniffed. She was not buying whatever the new guy was selling. "My way," said Jake. "And what way might your way be, Mr. Passmore?" asked Irene, batting her eyes flirtatiously. "The way that sells newspapers," Jake said. "Could you be more specific?" Mrs. Buntin asked. "Thought you'd never ask," Jake said. And with that, he did the coolest thing ever. He had been standing next to a tall cabinet where he'd unpacked some of his things earlier. Suddenly, from inside the cabinet, he jerked out a full human skeleton and shook it, bones rattling, right in front of us.

We all leapt out of our seats. Jake continued, not missing a beat. "One of my best stories at The Paranormal Press," he said. "A couple of my favorite sources said they'd seen Ol' Bag a' Bones here doing a jig on top of the Empire State Building. Now, that's the kind of story I'm looking for." As we returned to our seats, I noticed everyone had scooched their chairs back a few feet from the wild man. Jake leaned forward into Mrs. Buntin's face. "I'm going to expect you to use this," he said, tapping his nose. "I'm sorry. I don't understand," she huffed. "I'm talking about your nose for news," Jake said. "It's a requirement for everyone who works at this paper. And that includes you – and even Mr. Dumpty over there. Not just the reporters." Wow, talk about taking charge. I was impressed – and glad he was including Humpty. "What kind of news should we be sniffing around for, exactly?" Mom asked. I could tell that she was not looking forward to his answer. "Not the drivel you've been running," Jake answered. "All those town board meetings you usually cover. Forget 'em." "But people have a right to know – " Mom began. "They're called board meetings for a reason," Jake interrupted. "Everyone who reads about them is bored out of their minds." Mom lashed out. "Then what would you suggest? Stories about UFOs and vampires, like you told the sheriff?" "It's true I'm partial to UFOs, anything from outer space," he said. "Then there's ghosts, zombies, and yes, vampires – creatures of all sorts. If you can combine two of them in one story, like vampire space aliens, then you've really got something." "You mean we should invent the news," Mom said. "What about our credibility as journalists?" "I take that quite seriously," Jake said. "Say there's an Elvis sighting. We don't want someone covering that up with the lame excuse that he's dead." "But he is dead," Irene said. Jake shook his head. "Darlin', this ain't about the truth. It's about building readership. The more papers we sell, the more money we make." Mom stood up. She had had enough. "Well, you'll have to make money without me." "Mom!" I grabbed her by the sleeve. I knew how much The Times

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meant to her. She would really be sad if she quit. Plus, to be honest, Jake's plan sounded fun. And I wanted Humpty and me to be part of Jake's team. But looking at the shocked faces around me, I could tell I was the only one who felt that way. "Meeting's adjourned," Jake announced. "Holly, if you and Donnie will please join me in my office." Shaking her head, Mrs. Buntin stepped to the front counter, while Irene rushed to the restroom to put on more make-up. I turned off the recorder and stuffed it in my pocket, following Mom to the editor's office. It was my favorite room, because it had the building's most unique feature – a large, glass skylight set in the roof that streamed in natural light from overhead. Jake huddled with Mom, Humpty, and me at his desk in the sunlit room. Although separated from the front part of the office, we could see everything out there through a big glass window in the wall. We sat for a long moment in awkward silence. Then Jake flashed a big grin. "Suckers," he said. "You fell for it. Hook, line, and sinker." He slapped his knees and let out a laugh. But he was the only one laughing. "Fell for what?" Mom asked. "My little game," said Jake. "Everybody's supposed to think I'm this crazy, Yankee editor, filling the paper with wild stories just to sell newspapers." "Uh-huh," Mom said. "And your Uncle George would be so proud." "But that's not the real reason for the

nutty news, Holly," Jake said. "Once the whole town is talking about space aliens, two-headed cats, and beasties that go bump in the night, our local scumbags here will think nobody's watching. Then, we can finish what you and Uncle George started. We catch the bad guys off guard." Mom was wary. "You mean running absurd, made-up stories that destroy our credibility will help us expose the sheriff and his cronies?" "You said it yourself. The sheriff will think he has a license to steal." "Sounds far-fetched, Jake," Mom said. "That's why it'll work." "George Elder would never have gone along with this," she said. "Well, Uncle George and I are different," Jake said. "Yeah," Mom said. "He was honest." "Honesty is overrated when it comes to catching bad guys," Jake said. "Look, you asked why Uncle George left me the paper. Maybe it was because he thought I could finally get these crooks. Not to brag, but I've had some success with it in the past." This guy was something else. He had just said the perfect thing to get Mom on his side. He turned to me and winked. "Donnie, there's a new sheriff in town." Was he legit? Probably not, I thought. As Mom would put it, he didn't pass the smell test. But one thing I did believe – his fast-talking sparkle sure made Jefferson a lot more interesting. For once, the real world felt as exciting as Donnie Land. And it was about to get even better.

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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” — First Amendment, U.S. Constitution

EDITORIAL ROUNDUP Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal on new EPA fracking rules: The regulators at the federal Environmental Protection Agency listened to the concerns of the oil and gas industry. Then, they made adjustments in proposed air quality standards for the drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing. The result is the balanced approached unveiled recently, the industry gaining flexibility in the implementation, the agency fulfilling the mandate of the Clean Air Act, protecting public health and making an advance in mitigating climate change. The process of fracturing involves injecting a combination of water, sand and chemicals into underground shale rock. This is followed by a “flowback,” the natural gas and other chemicals coming to the surface, resulting in emissions of methane, plus toxic, cancer-causing pollutants such as benzene and hexane. Nearby residents, along with environmental groups, have complained about health problems and other harmful effects. Agency officials, thus, had an obligation to act, and to consult with the industry in devising the best way forward. This is a national challenge, the 13,000 wells drilled each year requiring a uniform set of rules. What the EPA has achieved isn’t simply a deft balancing act. It has orchestrated something consequential, no less than one of the country’s most productive efforts to combat climate change. The Oregonian, Portland, on Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex: Sen. Ron Wyden’s, D-Ore., recent daylong field trip from Tokyo to the zone of Japan’s nuclear devastation is worth at least a week in the telling. Bunny-suited with a breathing device for protection against radiation exposure, Wyden walked through the ruined Fukushima Dai-ichi complex and saw what few from the West have seen: another bomb waiting to go off. The senator is not typically alarmist. But his field notes, followed by letters to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Energy Secretary Steven Chu, signal alarm. They paint a picture of extreme nuclear vulnerability, especially in Reactor No. 4, inactive at the time of the quake and tsunami but wrecked by explosion. The reactor now warehouses Fukushima’s hottest inventory of radioactive fuel rods in a seismically jittery part of the world. Wyden completed his tour by asking Japan, with written urgings for help from Clinton and Chu, to sharply speed up a cleanup expected to take 10 more years. His fear is that another big seismic event will trigger another disaster before the cleanup is completed — exposing Oregon and the West Coast to potentially lethal risk. … Neither Wyden nor U.S. officials can tell Japan what to do. But they can urge Japan’s leaders to consider not only the welfare of their own citizens — thousands of whom were endangered by official deceits in the first weeks of the disaster — but also their international neighbors. San Francisco Chronicle on Walmart: Retail giant Walmart has fallen from the high ground with revelations that it may have violated U.S. and Mexican laws in its zeal to expand its empire south of the border. Its market value has sunk by more than $10 billion and its reputation has been tarnished significantly by allegations that some of its top executives were well aware that the company was paying millions of dollars in bribes to expedite the opening of new stores in Mexico. The New York Times reported that Walmart had sent investigators down to Mexico City to look into the allegations after they arose in 2005 — and found evidence of suspicious payments and potential wrongdoing on a large scale — but shut down the probe without alerting authorities. Walmart said it has appointed a global officer to ensure compliance with a 1977 U.S. law that prohibits bribes to foreign officials. The company also has insisted that its investigation into the Mexico scandal is continuing. The U.S. Justice Department is also said to be investigating possible criminal misconduct in connection with the case. The revelations have promoted relatively little shock or outrage in Mexico, where payoffs to government officials — from traffic stops to City Hall — are perceived as commonplace. But this scandal raises unsettling questions about the corporate culture in Bentonville, Ark., where global citizenry and ethics were supposed to be as much a part of the Walmart brand as cut-rate prices.


Republicans need to learn a lesson To the Editor: Clinton's 1993 Budget Reconciliation Act raised taxes on the top 1 percent income brackets. Republicans were aghast. To hear them tell it, this would kill jobs and investments and the United States would be plunged into an economic recession. Not one single Republican voted for the bill. Our own beloved Gov. Kasich

(then in Congress) and Congressman Boehner both declared this act was an impending disaster for the U.S. The act finally passed when vice president Al Gore broke a deadlock in the Senate. So what about Kasich's and Boehner's predictions? As a result of this act the U.S. had 116 months of consecutive growth. The budget deficit was cut from $290 billion in 1993 to $22 billion in 1997 and when Clinton left office there was a

budget surplus. So much for the Wizard's of Odds predictions. Now President Obama is asking for an increase on the top 1 percent income tax bracket. What do our wizards have to say? Same old song. They just keep repeating that this idea is a disaster. It will kill job creation and investments. Must be slow learners.

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Holding ’em, folding ’em and frying ’em When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to restock their kitchens on a budget, it further becomes necessary to enter into a strange dark world. This is the world of trash and treasure, the world of the slightly bent and the faintly stained. This is the world of sharp finances and dull reasoning, the world of the over-valued and under-cherished. This is the world of the garage sale. Or, if you prefer, the yard sale. Or the rummage sale. Or, as the man who promised to love, honor, and color-code my price stickers likes to call it, the opportunity to trade your junk for mine. It appears to be a sound premise. Instead of adding to the teeming landfills with last year’s version of toxic-painted extruded plastic from China, participants can instead sell their gently or otherwise used wares to their unsuspecting neighbors for continued use. Those neighbors can stick what seemed to be a bargain at the time on a shelf for a year and then try to pass it on at the next season’s sale. This goes on nearly ad infinitum until the stuff ends

Marla Boone Troy Daily News Columnist up in its clearly intended home, that teeming landfill. Maybe instead of “garage sale” we could just call it “postponing the inevitable.” But if a person is in the market for something a little more durable, the garage sale makes a lot of sense. If a person is looking for casserole dishes or glass loaf pans, the good old heavy-duty kind, the garage sale is an ideal place to look. This is because lots of people with the good old kind strangely enough want the bad new kind and are selling items for a song. Witnessing bad garage sale things happening to good casserole dishes always makes me a little sad. It seems an ignoble end at best for a long-serving

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serving dish to end up on the same two-for-a-dollar table as doo dads from Barbie’s playhouse. A little scrape that mars the finish shouldn’t be considered fatal. Some baked-on goo from where the notoriously sloppy Aunt Susie “washed” Thanksgiving dishes can, with a little effort, be scrubbed off. Now that we have adequately discussed the psyche of Pyrex and Anchor Hocking, let me tell you there are some things that were just never meant to be resold and, sister, I have just come from a sale where that very thing was being attempted. Veteran garage sale vendors know their buyers. They know that if items … even items of dubious desirability … are priced low enough someone will snatch them up. “Snatch” is the operative word. There is no place for the slow of hand or indecisive around the 10-cent table in the driveway. Hesitate for even a moment and some avid shopper will undercut your hovering hand with a lightning-fast hand of her own. Steve missed out on a deep fat turkey fryer in just this way.

On a back table of this same sale were some items that warranted a second look. A repeat glance wasn’t in order because the stuff was so wonderful, it was because it was so, let’s have out with it, disgusting. There, side by side, lay a used toenail clipper and two — count them, two — used folding travel toothbrushes. All for sale. For real American money. Used toothbrushes. I am not making this up. With apologies to podiatrists everywhere, I think we can agree that feet are ugly … some more so than others. The thought of using a stranger’s toenail clipper just about grossed me out. The thought of using a stranger’s toothbrush finished the job. True, these are tough times. But not that tough. To paraphrase Kenny Rogers, you have to know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em. In the case of the used folding toothbrush, don’t even think about holding ‘em.

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He was an independent CASSTOWN — Scott She served on the board PIQUA — Helen Rundle truck driver and engaged Frazier Wellmeier, formerly of trustees of the Flesh Alan Gump, 62, of WEST MILTON — The Casstown, passed away in farming. Public Library (now the of 1567 Garbry Road, Milton-Union Public He also was a member Piqua, died Saturday, April Piqua Public Library) for in his residence on April Library will be updating of the former Lena Social 28, 2012, at 29, 2012. 50 years. In its computer system Born on Feb. 17, 1950, Lodge No. 217 Free and Piqua Manor 1985 while a towards the end of May Accepted in Troy, Scott trustee, she Nursing Home. and into the first week of Masons. was the son of wrote “Sissy,” a She was born June. Scott will be the late James fond memoir of Jan. 7, 1909, in During this time, the life in Middle Piqua, the secmissed by all Edward and existing software will not America in the who knew and ond daughter of Dorothy (Dean) be able to process materi- Gump. early 20th centhe late Logan A. loved him. als incoming or outgoing tury. It was Visitation will and Ida L. He married for patrons. Dates and spe- Rana Eileen printed and sold (Rundle) Frazier. be from 5-8 cific details of the change privately, with Her grandparp.m. Thursday, Weaver on May are: the proceeds ents were the late WELLMEIER May 3, 2012, 23, 2008; and May 30 through June 8 she survives. going to the George Henry in the Suber• Staff will not be able Library Development Shively Funeral Rundle and Amanda Additional surGUMP to check-in any items Fund. Hance Rundle who had Home, 201 W. vivors include a (items that have been At the time of her death lived in Piqua, and sister and brother-in-law, Main St., Fletcher. checked out before May 30 Sue and Steve Gump of she was the oldest memSoloman G. Frazier and According to Scott’s will have extended due ber of the Piqua Country Belle Robinson Frazier wishes, a cremation will Niceville, Fla.; a niece, dates to reflect the June 8 Sarah Gilliam Cabazoz Club and the Fortnightly take place and his ashes who lived in Lena. date). Club where she had In October 1933, she and husband Tallmadge; will be scattered on his • E-book check-out will married Hugh Wellmeier, a served as its president. farm. and their daughter, be limited during this She was a member of the Piqua pediatrician; Dr. Memorial contributions Addison, also of time. Piqua-Lewis Boyer Wellmeier preceded her in may be made to the Niceville, Fla.; mother • The in-house cataChapter of the National death April 27, 1987. Dorothy Gump and father-in-law, Keith logue will not be available Society Daughters of the Survivors include a Scholarship Fund. and Patricia Weaver of for use. American Revolution. daughter Ann Wellmeier Envelopes will be avail• The online catalogue, Covington; and many Additionally, she served Hilliard of New York City, in the funeral home. able family memextended including e-books, will not N.Y.; a son, Frazier (Susan on the board of directors Condolences to the bers and friends. be available for use. O’Hara) Wellmeier of Palm of the Piqua Salvation Scott was a 1968 grad- family may be sent to • No requests will be Army, she was a Girl Beach, Fla.; two grandwww.shivelyfuneraluate of Miami East High placed. Scout troop leader and sons, Louis P. (Kelly • New patron cards will School. Going) Wellmeier and their was deeply involved in not be processed during establishing the former daughter Sophia all of Nancy S. Pierce this time. Piqua Girl Scout Camp. Sunnyvale, Calif., and Staff is training on the PIQUA — Nancy S. grandchildren. A service to honor Mrs. Logan Frazier (Meredith different aspects of the Pierce, 91, of Piqua, died She was preceded in Wellmeier’s life will be Vance) Wellmeier of updated software program, at 12:15 a.m. Friday, April death by two brothers and Winter Park, Fla. scheduled later this sumand is available to answer 28, 2012, at Piqua Manor three sisters. In addition to her parents mer. any questions community Nursing Home, Piqua. Nancy retired from Piqua and husband, she was Memorial contributions members may have. She was born Dec. 15, Engineering, Piqua. She preceded in death in 1911 may be made to by her sister Martha Jane Westminster Presbyterian 1920, in Harlan County, also worked for Piqua Church, 325 W. Ash St., Frazier. Ky., to the late Eli and Manor Nursing Home, Library Mrs. Wellmeier attended Piqua, OH 45356; Friends Adline (Hunter) Sparks. Piqua. sponsoring of the Piqua Public Library, Piqua City Schools and Nancy was married to She loved bingo and 116 W. High St., Piqua, graduated in 1927 from Lacey Lee Pierce. He prespending time with her poster contest OH 45356; or Hospice of Ogantz School of Rydel, ceded her in death. grandchildren. Miami County, Inc., P.O. Pa. TIPP CITY — The Tipp Nancy is survived by one Memorial services will In 1931, she was award- Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. City Public Library will daughter and son-in-law, be at 1 p.m. Monday, April ed a baccalaureate degree Arrangements are being hold a poster contest for Doris and Louie Hylton of 30, 2012, at Adams handled through the in English literature from grades six through 12. Piqua; one son and Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Jamieson & Yannucci Smith College in The challenge is to cre- daughter-in-law, Lacy and Road, Sidney, with the Funeral Home. ate an original poster rep- Clora Pierce of Piqua; one Rev. Gary Wagner officiat- Northhampton, Mass. Condolences to the famiMrs. Wellmeier was a resenting the Teen brother and sister-in-law, ing. Friends may call from ly also may be expressed life-long member of Summer Reading theme Richard and Debbie noon to 1 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian through jamiesonandyan“Own the Night.” Sparks of Muncie, Ind.; funeral home. Church. The winning design will seven grandchildren; and Condolences may be be used in Teen Summer numerous great-grandchil- expressed to the family at Reading Club promotional dren and great-greatRobert L. Shade materials including bookHilliard; grandchildren, PIQUA — Robert L. marks, certificates and Dennis and Cathy Ingle, Shade, 89, of Piqua, Verl V. VanDeGrift postcards. In addition the passed away Friday, April Dale Andy and Tricia Friends of the Tipp City and Henry Wolaver of COVINGTON — Verl V. 27, 2012, at Upper Valley Ingle, Susannah and Jeff Public Library will sponSidney, Oleta “Katie” Harris, Robert Shade, Medical Center. sor prizes of $50, $25 and VanDeGrift, 68, of VanDeGrift of Greenville, Chris and Natalie He was born Feb. 26, $10 to the first second and Covington, passed away Violet Whalen of Union Friday, April 27, 2012, at Shade, Rebecca 1923, in Miami County, third place winners. City, OH and Linda and and Jade to his parents Jackson Stop in the Library for his home. Ernest Lease of Mt. Verl was born in Piqua Freeman, Stacie David and Helen contest rules and to pick Summit, Ind.; numerous on April 5, 1944, to the and Mark (Burnsides) Shade. up the official entry form. nieces, nephews, (late) Luther O. and Waschewski, Robert was a 1941 The deadline for entry is other relatives and I.O. Mae Nikki and Scott Gohlke, graduate of Newton High May 19. friends. (Nicodemus) Courtney and John Gray, School and worked as a Preceded in death tool and die maker. VanDeGrift. Ted and Stephanie Shade, Mother’s Day by his parents; two Verl is survived by Rachael and Aric He was an Army Air sisters, Rolla his three sons and Force World War II veter- Zimmerman, Paul Shade, barbecue set VanDeGrift and Alice daughters-in-law, Vernon an where he served in the Matt Shade and Hannah COVINGTON — The Midlem; and two brothers, 509 Ordinance Division and Torie VanDeGrift of Shade; 20 great-grandchilFort Rowdy Gathering Leo VanDeGrift and Sidney, Michael and working on the Manhatten dren; sister, Lois Benning organizers will offer its Shirley VanDeGrift. Christina VanDeGrift of of Troy. Project. annual Mother’s Day He was a U.S. Navy vetPiqua and Gregory Funeral services will be He was a member of the chicken barbecue from 11 VanDeGrift of Covington; eran; worked for 20-plus at noon Tuesday, May 1, Congressional Christian a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13 at years at Leroi Dresser, daughter, Janell at Jackson-Sarver Family Church. the Covington Park. No Sidney; and was a memVanDeGrift of Covington; Robert was preceded in Funeral Home, 10 S. High need to get out of your car, five grandchildren, ber of New Life Apostolic death by his loving wife St., Covington. Interment they’ll bring it to your Michayla and Luke Steele Church, Gettysburg. Dorothy (Anthony) Shade will follow at Forest Hill window. Advance tickets Funeral services will be in 2011; sister, Beatrice of Covington, Bonita Jo Cemetery, Piqua. The are recommended and are and Nelson Werner of at 6 p.m. Wednesday at family will receive friends Shade; brothers, Carl, $7. Piqua, Levi VanDeGrift of the Bridges-StockerKenny, Joseph Darrel and from 10:30 a.m. to noon The meal will include a Troy, Vernon VanDeGrift Jr. Fraley Funeral Home with Melvin Shade. Tuesday at the funeral half chicken, chips, apple- of Troy and Maddison Verl’s son, Michael officihome. He is survived by his sauce and a roll. Drinks ating. The family will VanDeGrift of Sidney; If so desired, memorial daughter and son-in-law, will be available for purgreat-grandchild, Zaquary receive friends 4 p.m. Kathy and Wayne Ingle of contributions may be chase. Advance tickets Wednesday until time of Steele; six sisters and made to charity of your Piqua; sons and daughmay be purchased at service. brothers-in-law, Florence choice. ters-in-law, Ronald and Joanie’s Flower Shop or Condolences may be Cummings of St. Louis, Online memories may be Karen Shade of Shelby Siegel’s Country Store, sent to the family at Mo., Lorena and Keith Township, Mich., Timothy left for the family at both in Covington, Richards of Pikeville, Rose and Alice Shade of Uniforms Plus in Piqua or from any Fort Rowdy Robert F. ‘Bob’ Parin board member. For more VERSAILLES — Robert F. Indianapolis, Ind., April and James Parin; and one sister, May 1, 2012, at St. Mary information, call Larry at Catholic Church, Piqua, with Doris Eustache. Brian Marsh of Piqua, 339-0407 or Anita at (937) “Bob” Parin, 96, of Versailles, formerly of the Rev. Fr. Thomas Grilliot Robert was a member of Heather and Randy Sever 676-3381. Lockington, died as celebrant. Burial will folSt. Mary Catholic Church, of Piqua, Greg peacefully low in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Coverstone of Woodcarving Saturday April 28, Piqua. Full military honors He worked for Enpo and Arizona, Justin show planned 2012, at 10:40 will be presented by Cornell (Crane and Becky p.m. at Versailles The Veterans Elite Pumps) for 25 years Hemm of TROY — The Brukner Health Care Tribute Squad. Friends and retired in Sept. Columbus; six Woodcarving Show will be Center. may call from 10great-grandchil- 23, 1982. He also from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May He was born in 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at worked at Ohio dren, Ava and 19 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ottawa-Glendorf Melcher-Sowers Bottle Cap as a Aiden Parin of May 20 at the Miami on Jan. 16, 1916, Funeral Home, Piqua. Sidney, B.J. and clerk in Piqua. County Fairgrounds. to the late Leo Memorial contributions Robert proudly served his Alyssa Marsh of More than 30 wood and Cleone Piqua, Brandyn country during World War II may be made to the artists from the Miami PARIN (Hanna) Parin. Lockington Fire as a member of the U.S. and Hayden Valley and surrounding He was lovingly Department, 10363 Army. Sever of Piqua. areas will exhibit at this raised by his step mother, Museum Trail, Piqua, OH Mass of Christian Burial He was preceded in death two-day show, which will Gertrude (Treon) Parin. 45356. by two brothers, Joseph and will be at noon Tuesday, include fine art, colOn July 6, 1946, in lectibles, decoys, character Newport, he married Agnes carvings, chip carvings, M. Barhorst. She preceded wildlife and more. him in death on Aug. 19, There will also be tools, 1999. supplies and demonstraRobert is survived by four tions for beginners to daughters and son-in-law, * Your 1st choice for complete Home advanced woodcarvers. Rose and James Hemm of Medical Equipment Raffles and food items will Piqua, Marilou Coverstone be offered. of Greenville, Kathryn Parin Funeral Home & Cremation Services Lift Chairs Admission is $3 for of Piqua and Pat Parin of S. Howard Cheney, Owner-Director adults and free for chil1990 W. Stanfield, Troy, OH Bradford; six grandchildren, • Pre-arranged funeral plans available dren under 12. 45373 • 937-335-9199 Rob and Jessica Parin of 1124 W. Main St • Call 335-6161 • Troy, Ohio Proceeds will benefit Sidney, Matt Coverstone of 2277952 BNC. 2277953



FUNERAL DIRECTORY • Mary Jane Reynolds WEST MILTON — Mary Jane Reynolds of West Milton passed away Nov. 5, 2011. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012, at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton, with internment to follow at Riverside Cemetery, West Milton. • Betty L. Elson LUDLOW FALLS — Betty L. Elson, 87, of Ludlow Falls, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. Arrangements are pending at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton. • Thelma L. Morrison Davis TROY — Thelma L. Morrison Davis, 90, of Troy, Ohio, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012, at her residence. Services are pending through the Baird Funeral Home, Troy. • Vivian C. Calland CONOVER — Vivian C. Calland, 88, of 5399 State Route 235, Conover, Ohio, died at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012, at her residence. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DEATHS OF NATIONAL INTEREST • Dora Kirby FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — One of Bruce Springsteen’s much-adored aunts has died at the age of 92. Dora Kirby of Freehold, N.J., was honored at Ellis Island in April 2010 along with the rocker’s mother and a third sister. Springsteen brought the three beaming women onstage as he received an Ellis Island Family Heritage Award. He said the ItalianAmerican Zerilli sisters personified the “tough optimism and the work ethic of first-generation-born American citizens.” He said they lifted his spirit and “put the rock and roll” in him. The Asbury Park Press says Kirby graduated from Rutgers University in 1983 and got her real-estate license in 1989. Springsteen proudly noted at Ellis Island that Kirby was still available for tax work. • William Buffum KAMUELA, Hawaii — William Buffum, who served as U.S. ambassador to Lebanon under the Nixon administration and the top ranking American at the United Nations, has died. Buffum’s daughter, Diane Klieforth, told The Associated Press he died of natural causes on April 13 at his home on the Big Island in Hawaii. He was 90. Buffum served as ambassador to Lebanon from 1970 to 1974, as the country was descending into civil war. Klieforth said he survived several assassination attempts and was praised by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger as one of the U.S.’s best diplomats. He spent another year with the State Department before going on to become Under Secretary General of the United Nations for Political and General Assembly Affairs.



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Focus on the positive and try to avoid being bitter Dear Annie: Last June, I retired from the company where I had worked for 25 years. This past January, I had an unfortunate accident that resulted in a broken foot and surgery on one ankle. I was in the hospital for four days and in a rehab facility for another month. During my convalescence, I kept in touch with co-workers by e-mail, text and Facebook. I also told my sister where I was and how long I would be there. My husband visited every day, and my 93-year-old father called frequently. I also heard from a sister-in-law, a niece, two neighbors and three out-of-state friends. However, you'd think with all the people I know, some of them would have made an effort to contact me. Since returning home, I've received exactly one Facebook message asking how I'm doing. What hurts the most is that my sister has neither called nor come by. I want to tell my sister how I feel, but my husband says to forget about it. I am still undergoing physical therapy, and my husband, who has his own limitations, has to lift a wheelchair out of the trunk every time he takes me anywhere. He does all of the household errands and grocery shopping, as well as emptying my bedpan. No one offers to help either of us. I am so full of anger and dismay that it is impacting my emotional recovery. What should I do? — Alone and Not Liking It Dear Alone: We agree that your sister is being unsupportive, but you are not "alone." Focus on those who are in touch and helpful — your husband, your father, your sister-in-law, niece, neighbors and out-of-state friends. That's more than many people have. And some folks have no idea that you want help or what you need unless you tell them. Post recovery updates on your Facebook page, and say how much you appreciate any words of encouragement. Call your sister and ask (nicely) whether she could pick up some groceries for you. We hope, when given a specific opportunity to step up to the plate, she will come through. Dear Annie: Does a person always need to confess an affair to their spouse — especially if it was brief and is now over, and the spouse has no idea it happened? — Feeling Guilty in Washington Dear Guilty: Do you think your spouse could forgive you? Is there any chance the spouse could find out down the road? Might you have contracted an STD? (Don't assume you haven't. Get checked.) We urge you to talk about this with a counselor who can help you decide the best course of action and work on the issues that propelled you into having an affair to begin with to make sure it doesn't happen again. Dear Annie: I read with great interest the letter from "Stepmom," whose husband was irked that she expected his two teenage daughters to help pay for expensive new jackets that they wanted after Christmas. We raised four children on a modest income. There were a lot of requests for us to buy things for them. I often used the same tactic. Not only did it tell me whether they wanted the item enough to pay half, but they also took better care of those things they had a financial investment in. There were times when my teenage kids did things that left me baffled as to how to punish them. I would send them to their room with instructions to think about what they'd done and what they thought their punishment should be. They usually selected something much worse than I would have. The beauty in this method? They took the punishment without arguing and felt it was fair. They have grown into wonderful adults, and I am so proud of them. — NY Mom Annie's Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie's Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.


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Paste can’t hold on against vinegar Dear Heloise: We just removed all of the wallpaper from our kitchen, which had been there for more than 15 years, and we want to paint instead. What is the best way to remove the wallpaper paste that is left behind? — Janice, via email Janice, great question! The answer is a cheap item you probably already have in your household: vinegar! You can use either cider or white vinegar, whatever your preference. Mix some warm water and vinegar (about 50/50) in a spray bottle. Spray it on the glue residue. Let the solution sit for a while, then wipe away with a

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HOROSCOPE Monday, April 30, 2012 It isn’t likely that you’ll be satisfied taking a backseat to anyone in the year ahead, especially when it comes to something that affects your interests. You will do quite well as long as you don’t take on more than you can handle. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Don’t allow anyone to involve you in petty social games just because that person wants to get even with someone he or she dislikes. Instead, enjoy all of your friends. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — If you hope to be content with your lot in life, it’s important not to compare yourself to others. Be honest with yourself and you’ll realize how fortunate you are. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Phrase your comments very carefully lest you inadvertently blurt out something hurtful. Once spoken, it could be quite difficult to explain or take back. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Put definite limitations on your purchasing so that your extravagant urges don’t get the upper hand. Spending foolishly on expensive things or events could do you in. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Although at times you can get away with handling several situations simultaneously, this might not be the case today. Limit your focus and efforts to one endeavor at a time. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Make sure you handle all of your involvements in a mature manner. Others will have more respect for you if don’t try to play upon their sympathy and goodness. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — There are times when your strong personality can effectively enhance your image, but if you go overboard, it could be another story. Being a cocky hotshot will not play well. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — As long as you don’t let self-doubt weaken your thrust, you’ll have what it takes to be successful and accomplish your aims. However, any form of negativity will be counterproductive. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Falsely flattering someone could pump up the recipient for the moment, but come back to haunt you later on when, as a result, your pal thinks you owe him or her something. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — There’s a strong chance that once again you might not fare too well with someone who has bested you in the past, especially if you try too hard to overtake him or her. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Don’t make any half-hearted promises today that you aren’t likely to be able to keep. Unfortunately, you will be taken up on what you say and embarrassed if or when you can’t produce. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — If you fail to help someone who asks for your assistance and desperately needs it, chances are you won’t like yourself, especially if you fail to lend a hand due to laziness. COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.








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TODAY IN HISTORY • In 1945, as Russian troops approached his Berlin bunker, Adolf Hitler committed suicide along with his wife of one day, Eva Braun. • In 1958, the American Association of Retired Persons (later simply AARP) was founded in Washington, D.C. • In 1973, President Richard M. Nixon announced the resignations of top aides H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, along with Attorney General Richard G. Kleindienst and White House counsel John Dean.

(AP) — Today is Monday, April 30, the 121st day of 2012. There are 245 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 30, 1812, Louisiana (formerly the Territory of Orleans) became the 18th state of the Union. On this date: • In 1789, George Washington took office in New York as the first president of the United States. • In 1803, the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for 60 million francs, the equivalent of about $15 million.

• Five years ago: A British judge sentenced five al-Qaidalinked men, all British citizens, to life in prison for plotting to attack London targets, including a nightclub, power plants and shopping mall with bombs. • Today’s Birthdays: Actress Cloris Leachman is 86. Singer Willie Nelson is 79. Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas is 51. Rapper Turbo B (Snap) is 45. Rhythm-and-blues singer Akon is 39. Actor Johnny Galecki is 37. Actress Kirsten Dunst is 30. Actress Dianna Agron is 26.

More families building their own tornado shelters MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — When deadly twisters chewed through the South and Midwest in 2011, thousands of people in the killers’ paths had nowhere to hide. Now many of those families are taking an unusual extra step to be ready next time: adding tornado shelters to their homes. A year after the storms, sales of small residential shelters known as safe rooms are surging across much of the nation, especially in hard-hit communities such as Montgomery and Tuscaloosa in Alabama and in Joplin,

Mo., where twisters laid waste to entire neighborhoods. Manufacturers can barely keep up with demand, and some states are offering grants and other financial incentives to help pay for the added protection and peace of mind. Tom Cook didn’t need convincing. When a 2008 tornado barreled toward his home in rural southwest Missouri, Cook, his wife and their teenage daughter sought refuge in a bathroom. It wasn’t enough. His wife was killed. Cook moved to nearby

Joplin to rebuild, never imaging he would confront another monster twister. But he had a safe room installed in the garage just in case. On May 22, Cook and his daughter huddled inside the small steel enclosure while an EF-5 tornado roared outside. They emerged unharmed, although the new house was gone. “It was blown away completely again,” he said. “The only thing standing was that storm room.” Generations ago, homes across America’s Tornado Alley often came equipped

Before the twister devastated Joplin, the Neosho, Mo., safe room manufacturer called Twister Safe had four employees. Now it has 20. “Business has probably quadrupled, at least,” owner Enos Davis said. “We’re selling 400 to 500 a year now, compared to maybe 100 before.” Twister Safe’s spike in business is even more impressive in Missouri, which does not offer grant money for safe rooms, opting to use its share of federal disaster money for community shelters. Missouri’s choice spotlights a debate in states seeking better tornado protection: Is disaster aid better spent on safe rooms in individual • Weddings homes or on larger public shelters designed to protect • Company hundreds or thousands of Picnics people? The downside of public • Special shelters is getting there. Even with improvements in Occasions twister prediction, venturing 1714 Commerce Dr., Piqua • 937-778-1171 out into a rapidly brewing 2276629 storm is perilous.

with storm cellars, usually a small concrete bunker buried in the backyard. Although some of those remain, they are largely relics of a bygone era. And basements are less common than they used to be, leaving many people with no refuge except maybe a bathtub or a room deep inside the house. The renewed interest in shelters was stirred by last year’s staggering death toll 358 killed in the South and 161 dead in Joplin. So far this year, more than 60 people have perished in U.S. twisters. Safe rooms feature thick

steel walls and doors that can withstand winds up to 250 mph. They are typically windowless, with no light fixtures and no electricity just a small, reinforced place to ride out the storm. Costs generally range from $3,500 to $6,000. Sizes vary, but most hold only a few people. They can be bolted to the floor of a garage or custom-fitted to squeeze into a small space, even a closet. Some are so small occupants have to crawl inside. A few are buried in the yard like the old storm shelters of the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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• HOCKEY: An informational meeting will be held for all interested new Troy High School hockey players and parents at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the THS cafeteria. Contact Sharon Morgan at for more information. • BENEFIT: Mike Miller is a Bradford Board of Education member, Bradford Athletic Booster member, president of Youth Baseball and Softball — and most importantly, a Bradford community member. Miller recently became ill, and as a school district and a community, the Bradford School District will be holding a benefit for Miller on May 6 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Bradford Community Club. Adult dinners will be $6 and children’s dinners will be $4. There also will be a 50/50 drawing and auctions. Make any donations to the Mike Miller Benefit, Attn: Dusty Yingst, 750 Railroad Ave., Bradford, OH 45308. • BASEBALL: The Troy Post 43 baseball team is holding the 2012 Golf Scramble at Cliffside Golf Course in Tipp City on May 12. Check in starts at noon. A shot gun start will take place at 1 p.m. The fee is $65 a person. Proceeds go to the support of Troy Post 43 baseball. To learn more, contact Frosty Brown at (937) 339-4383 or at (937) 474-9093.You can also contact Frosty via email at • PHYSICALS: The Newton Athletic Department has made plans to offer all student-athletes grades 6-11 the opportunity to receive their required annual physical for the 2012-2013 school year. Dr. Kent Booher will provide his services to conduct physicals beginning at 5:30 p.m. May 16 in the high school locker rooms. These physicals are good for the entire 2012-2013 school year. Please call 676-2002 to schedule an appointment and pick up the physical papers, which do require parental signature. The charge will be $15, and checks may be made payable to the Newton Athletic Dept.

He’s enjoying the ride Bruce hits game-winning HR as Reds top Astros, 6-5 CINCINNATI (AP) — Jay Bruce isn’t analyzing his career-best hot streak. He’s too busy enjoying it. Bruce’s fourth home run in four games lifted the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-5 comeback win over the Houston Astros on Sunday. Bruce hit reliever Fernando Rodriguez’s (0-3) first pitch 381 feet into the right field seats for his seventh homer of the season. Bruce has hit home runs in a career-high four consecutive games, one short of tying Cincinnati’s club record. “This is what you play for,” said Bruce, who leads the Reds in homers. “This is a hard game. There are a lot of times when it’s not too much fun.” Joey Votto drove in four runs with a

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Stewart, Edwards exit Richmond disappointed Not even a meeting with NASCAR officials helped Carl Edwards understand why he was given a penalty at Richmond International Raceway. “We had to just agree to disagree and that’s the way it is,” Edwards said. See Page 16.

Fernando Rodriguez during the ninth inning of a ■ See REDS on 16 baseball game on Sunday in Cincinnati.


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Indians roll past Angels Lowe pitches gem in 4-0 victory CLEVELAND (AP) — Derek Lowe never saw the key play that helped him and the Cleveland Indians win the game. Lowe pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning and the Indians scored three runs on errors to beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-0 Sunday. Two scored on an error by nine-time Gold Glove outfielder Torii Hunter. “I’ve never played the outfield, but I probably would do that myself,” Lowe said after Hunter lost a routine fly ball in the sun, allowing Cleveland to go ahead 2-0 in the fifth inning. “The mighty sun was on our side today,” manager Manny Acta said after Cleveland took two of three from the slumping Angels to claim sole possession of the AL Central lead. Hunter accepted blame for Los Angeles’ sixth loss in seven games.

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Troy center fielder Devon Blakely makes a diving catch to prevent a run from being scored during Sunday’s game against Fairfield at Fifth Third Field in Dayton.

One that got away Fairfield beats Troy 6-3; now focus turns to Piqua BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor The Troy Trojans lost some of the momentum that they’d picked up heading into today’s series opener against Piqua to decide the Greater Western Ohio Conference North champion.


Dragons Lair BELOIT, WI. — Adam Bryant's single through the middle with the bases loaded and no one out in the bottom of the ninth inning broke a 33 tie to lift the Beloit Snappers to a 4-3 victory over the Dayton Dragons Sunday.

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home run and a double to help the Reds capture their third consecutive series and finish the month of April with a .500 record (11-11) after losing eight of their first 12. “The way we started was really ugly,” Votto said. “It was a shock to everybody. It was humbling, but I think it was a good thing, too. I’m a firm believer in that, while you don’t want to start bad, it doesn’t hurt. It makes you concentrate on fundamentals. I think a losing record early in the year can be a good thing.” Logan Ondrusek (1-0) pitched a perfect eighth to get the win. Sean Marshall earned his fifth save in six tries, capping what manager Dusty Baker described as AP PHOTO a “great job” by a bullpen that went into Cincinnati Reds’ Jay Bruce hits a game-winning the game ranked third in the league in home run off Houston Astros relief pitcher earned-run average.

SPORTS CALENDAR TODAY Baseball Troy at Piqua (5 p.m.) Tippecanoe at Kenton Ridge (5 p.m.) Newton at Milton-Union (5 p.m.) Miami East at Botkins (5 p.m.) Brookville at Bethel (5 p.m.) Troy Christian at Ponitz (5 p.m.) Bradford at Lehman (5 p.m.) Softball Troy at Piqua (5 p.m.) Tippecanoe at Kenton Ridge (5 p.m.) Newton at Milton-Union (5 p.m.) Bethel at Lehman (5 p.m.) Troy Christian at Emmanuel Christian (5 p.m.) Riverside at Bradford (5 p.m.) Tennis Troy at Springfield (4:30 p.m.) Tippecanoe at Spr. Shawnee (4:30 p.m.) Northmont at Milton-Union (4:30 p.m.) Piqua at Greenville (4:30 p.m.) Lehman at Alter (4:30 p.m.) Track and Field Bethel at Milton-Union quad (4:30 p.m.)


Now they need to pick up something else. A sudden case of amnesia. “That’s the thing about baseball. You need a short memory,” Troy coach Ty Welker said. “We’re going to forget about tonight and get ready for tomorrow.”

No letdown this time Parker, Spurs hammer Jazz; win opener for 1st time in four years SAN ANTONIO (AP) — This was not another early playoff letdown by the San Antonio Spurs. For the first time in four years, they won a series opener. But more important to them was Tony Parker looking like his old postseason self. Putting together his best playoff game since 2009, Parker scored 28 points and the topseeded Spurs erased four years of putting themselves in 0-1 holes to start the playoffs, beating the Utah Jazz 106-91 in Game 1 of their first-round series Sunday. It marked the 11th straight win for the Spurs dating to the regular season, and kept the Spurs from being hounded by the same doubts that emerged this time last year when they also entered the playoffs as the No. 1 seed, only to be ousted by Memphis. “I think everybody knows what happened last year,” Parker said. “Everybody’s motivated this

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BASEBALL Baseball Expanded Standings All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Baltimore 14 8 .636 13 8 .619 Tampa Bay 12 9 .571 New York 12 10 .545 Toronto 10 11 .476 Boston Central Division W L Pct Cleveland 11 9 .550 11 11 .500 Chicago 11 11 .500 Detroit 6 15 .286 Kansas City 6 15 .286 Minnesota West Division W L Pct Texas 16 5 .762 Oakland 11 12 .478 11 12 .478 Seattle 7 15 .318 Los Angeles NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Atlanta 14 8 .636 Washington 14 8 .636 13 9 .591 New York 10 12 .455 Philadelphia 8 13 .381 Miami Central Division W L Pct St. Louis 14 8 .636 Cincinnati 11 11 .500 Milwaukee 10 12 .455 9 12 .429 Pittsburgh 8 14 .364 Chicago 8 14 .364 Houston West Division W L Pct Los Angeles 16 6 .727 San Francisco 12 10 .545 11 11 .500 Arizona 10 11 .476 Colorado 7 16 .304 San Diego

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Saturday's Games L.A. Angels 2, Cleveland 1 Kansas City at Minnesota, ppd., rain Detroit 7, N.Y. Yankees 5 Toronto 7, Seattle 0 Baltimore 10, Oakland 1 Boston 1, Chicago White Sox 0 Texas 7, Tampa Bay 2 Sunday's Games N.Y. Yankees 6, Detroit 2 Cleveland 4, L.A. Angels 0 Toronto 7, Seattle 2 Baltimore 5, Oakland 2 Chicago White Sox 4, Boston 1 Minnesota 7, Kansas City 4 Tampa Bay at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Monday's Games Baltimore (Hammel 3-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 1-3), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (Hochevar 2-1) at Detroit (Below 2-0), 7:05 p.m. Texas (Darvish 3-0) at Toronto (Drabek 2-1), 7:07 p.m. Oakland (Milone 3-1) at Boston (Buchholz 2-1), 7:10 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 2-1) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 3-0), 7:10 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 0-2) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 2-2), 10:05 p.m. Tuesday's Games Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Texas at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Oakland at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Seattle at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Saturday's Games St. Louis 7, Milwaukee 3 Cincinnati 6, Houston 0 Philadelphia 5, Chicago Cubs 2 Miami 3, Arizona 2 Pittsburgh 4, Atlanta 2 N.Y. Mets 7, Colorado 5 San Francisco 2, San Diego 1 L.A. Dodgers 4, Washington 3, 10 innings Sunday's Games Arizona 8, Miami 4 Cincinnati 6, Houston 5 Chicago Cubs 5, Philadelphia 1 Atlanta 4, Pittsburgh 3 Milwaukee 3, St. Louis 2 N.Y. Mets 6, Colorado 5, 11 innings San Francisco 4, San Diego 1 L.A. Dodgers 2, Washington 0 Monday's Games Arizona (Corbin 0-0) at Miami (Buehrle 1-3), 12:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Volstad 0-3) at Philadelphia (Worley 2-1), 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 0-1) at Atlanta (Minor 2-1), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 3-1) at Houston (Norris 1-1), 8:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Harang 1-1) at Colorado (Nicasio 1-0), 8:40 p.m. Milwaukee (Wolf 1-2) at San Diego (Wieland 0-3), 10:05 p.m. Tuesday's Games Arizona at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Milwaukee at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Miami at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Sunday’s MLB Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Los Angeles .000 000 000—0 3 2 Cleveland . . .000 020 02x—4 9 1 E.Santana, Jepsen (8) and Iannetta, Bo.Wilson; D.Lowe, Pestano (8), C.Perez (9) and C.Santana. W_D.Lowe 4-1. L_E.Santana 0-5. Detroit . . . . . .000 101 000—2 4 0 NewYork . . . .020 100 21x—6 11 0 Scherzer, Putkonen (5), Balester (7) and Laird; Sabathia, Robertson (9) and C.Stewart. W_Sabathia 3-0. L_Scherzer 1-3. HRs_Detroit, Fielder (3). New York, Granderson (8), An.Jones (3). Seattle . . . . . .100 000 001—2 8 2 Toronto . . . . .000 011 05x—7 8 0 Vargas, Delabar (7), Furbush (8) and Olivo; H.Alvarez, E.Crawford (7), Janssen (8), Cordero (9) and Mathis. W_H.Alvarez 1-2. L_Vargas 3-2. HRs_Seattle, Figgins (2), Olivo (2). Toronto, Encarnacion (7), Mathis (2). Oakland . . . .000 001 100—2 8 1 Baltimore . . .000 000 005—5 9 0 Colon, Balfour (9) and K.Suzuki; Tom.Hunter, O'Day (8), Strop (9) and Wieters. W_Strop 3-1. L_Balfour 0-1. HRs_Oakland, S.Smith (2). Baltimore, Betemit (3). Boston . . . . .000 000 100—1 3 0 Chicago . . . .300 000 01x—4 8 0 Beckett, Atchison (7), R.Hill (8), Tazawa (8) and Shoppach, Saltalamacchia; Floyd, Reed (7), Thornton (8) and Pierzynski. W_Floyd 2-3. L_Beckett 2-3. Sv_Thornton (1).

HRs_Chicago, A.Dunn (5). Kansas City .010 200 001—4 9 2 Minnesota . . .402 000 10x—7 11 0 B.Chen, Adcock (3) and B.Pena; Marquis, Burton (7), Perkins (8), Capps (9) and Mauer. W_Marquis 2-0. L_B.Chen 0-3. HRs_Kansas City, Moustakas (3). NATIONAL LEAGUE Arizona . . . . .001 025 000—8 14 3 Miami . . . . . . .000 000 103—4 4 0 Miley, Ziegler (7), Breslow (8), Zagurski (9), Shaw (9) and M.Montero; Jo.Johnson, M.Dunn (6), Gaudin (7), Mujica (9) and J.Buck. W_Miley 3-0. L_Jo.Johnson 0-3. HRs_Miami, Stanton (1). Houston . . . .110 021 000—5 11 0 Cincinnati . . .000 210 21x—6 9 0 Lyles, W.Lopez (7), Davi.Carpenter (7), Fe.Rodriguez (8) and J.Castro; Latos, Arredondo (7), Ondrusek (8), Marshall (9) and Hanigan, Mesoraco. W_Ondrusek 1-0. L_Fe.Rodriguez 0-3. Sv_Marshall (5). HRs_Houston, Lowrie (2), M.Downs (1). Cincinnati, Votto (2), Bruce (7). Pittsburgh . . .020 000 001—3 8 2 Atlanta . . . . . .001 110 10x—4 7 2 Correia, Lincoln (5), Watson (7), Meek (8) and McKenry; T.Hudson, Durbin (6), O'Flaherty (7), Venters (8), Kimbrel (9) and McCann. W_T.Hudson 1-0. L_Correia 1-1. Sv_Kimbrel (8). HRs_Atlanta, Prado (2). Chicago . . . .011 100 020—5 8 0 Philadelphia .000 000 001—1 2 1 Garza, Dolis (8), Marmol (9) and W.Castillo; K.Kendrick, Contreras (7), Herndon (8) and Schneider. W_Garza 2-1. L_K.Kendrick 0-2. HRs_Chicago, Mather (1). Milwaukee . .000 003 000—3 9 0 St. Louis . . . .010 000 010—2 11 0 Greinke, Veras (7), Loe (7), Fr.Rodriguez (8), Axford (9) and Lucroy; J.Garcia, McClellan (8), Rzepczynski (9) and Y.Molina. W_Greinke 3-1. L_J.Garcia 2-1. Sv_Axford (5). NewYork..300 010 000 11—6 18 1 Colorado .000 000 040 10—5 6 1 (11 innings) J.Santana, Batista (7), Rauch (8), Byrdak (8), Parnell (8), F.Francisco (10), R.Ramirez (11) and Thole; Moyer, Roenicke (6), Brothers (7), E.Escalona (8), R.Betancourt (9), Belisle (10) and R.Hernandez. W_F.Francisco 1-1. L_Belisle 1-2. Sv_R.Ramirez (1). HRs_New York, Thole (1). Colorado, Helton (4), C.Gonzalez (4). San Diego . . .000 010 000—1 6 1 San Francisco200 002 00x—4 8 0 Richard, Thayer (8) and Hundley; Bumgarner, Romo (8), S.Casilla (9) and H.Sanchez. W_Bumgarner 4-1. L_Richard 1-3. Sv_S.Casilla (4). HRs_San Francisco, Sandoval (4). Washington .000 000 000—0 4 0 Los Angeles .000 002 00x—2 3 0 G.Gonzalez, Stammen (7) and Flores; Capuano, Lindblom (7), Jansen (9) and Treanor. W_Capuano 3-0. L_G.Gonzalez 2-1. Sv_Jansen (2). Midwest League Eastern Division Lansing (Blue Jays) South Bend (D-backs) Bowling Green (Rays) Dayton (Reds) Great Lakes (Dodgers) West Michigan (Tigers) Fort Wayne (Padres) Lake County (Indians) Western Division

W 18 13 14 12 12 11 9 8

L 6 9 10 12 12 11 15 16

Pct. GB .750 — .591 4 .583 4 .500 6 .500 6 .500 6 .375 9 .333 10

W L Pct. GB Quad Cities (Cardinals) 12 10 .545 — Beloit (Twins) 13 11 .542 — Wisconsin (Brewers) 13 11 .542 — Burlington (Athletics) 12 12 .500 1 Kane County (Royals) 11 13 .458 2 Cedar Rapids (Angels) 10 12 .455 2 Clinton (Mariners) 10 14 .417 3 Peoria (Cubs) 10 14 .417 3 Saturday's Games Lake County 6, Burlington 0 Kane County 3, Great Lakes 2 Dayton 7, Beloit 3 Fort Wayne 6, Peoria 5 Cedar Rapids 10, South Bend 3 Clinton 6, Lansing 2 Bowling Green 6, Wisconsin 0 West Michigan 8, Quad Cities 6 Sunday's Games Burlington 7, Lake County 2 Lansing 4, Clinton 0 Wisconsin 5, Bowling Green 2 Great Lakes 2, Kane County 1 Beloit 4, Dayton 3 South Bend at Quad Cities, ppd., rain Peoria 5, Fort Wayne 2 West Michigan at Cedar Rapids, ppd., rain Monday's Games Kane County at Great Lakes, 10:35 a.m. Peoria at Fort Wayne, 11:05 a.m.


SPORTS ON TV TODAY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Texas at Toronto NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, first round, game 2, New York at Miami 9:30 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, first round, game 2, Dallas at Oklahoma City NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 2, Washington at N.Y. Rangers 9 p.m. CNBC — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 2, Los Angeles at St. Louis SOCCER 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Premier League, Manchester United at Manchester City

TUESDAY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. FSN — Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati MLB — Regional coverage, Philadelphia at Atlanta or Oakland at Boston NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, first round, game 2, Philadelphia at Chicago 10:30 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, first round, game 2, Denver at L.A. Lakers NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 2, New Jersey at Philadelphia SOCCER 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Premier League, Fulham at Liverpool South Bend at Quad Cities, 12 p.m. Dayton at Beloit, 12 p.m. Bowling Green at Wisconsin, 1:05 p.m. Burlington at Lake County, 6:30 p.m. West Michigan at Cedar Rapids, 6:30 p.m., 1st game Clinton at Lansing, 7:05 p.m. West Michigan at Cedar Rapids, 9 p.m., 2nd game Tuesday's Games West Michigan at Cedar Rapids, 1:05 p.m. South Bend at Quad Cities, 6 p.m., 1st game South Bend at Quad Cities, 8:30 p.m., 2nd game

HOCKEY National Hockey League Playoff Glance CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE N.Y. Rangers 1, Washington 0 Saturday, April 28: NY Rangers 3, Washington 1 Monday, April 30: Washington at NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2: NY Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5: NY Rangers at Washington, 12:30 p.m. x-Monday, May 7: Washington at NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 9: NY Rangers at Washington, TBD x-Saturday, May 12: Washington at NY Rangers, TBD Philadelphia vs. New Jersey Sunday, April 29: Philadelphia 4, New Jersey 3, OT Tuesday, May 1: New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3: Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6: Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 8: New Jersey at Philadelphia, TBD x-Thursday, May 10: Philadelphia at New Jersey, TBD x-Saturday, May 12: New Jersey at Philadelphia, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE Phoenix 1, Nashville 0 Friday, April 27: Phoenix 4, Nashville 3, OT Sunday, April 29: Phoenix 5, Nashville 3 Wednesday, May 2: Phoenix at Nashville, 9 p.m. Friday, May 4: Phoenix at Nashville, 7:30 p.m. x-Monday, May 7: Nashville at Phoenix, 10 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 9: Phoenix at Nashville, TBD x-Friday, May 11: Nashville at Phoenix, TBD St. Louis vs. Los Angeles Saturday, April 28: Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 1, Los Angeles leads series 1-0 Monday, April 30: Los Angeles at St. Louis, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 3: St. Louis at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Sunday, May 6: St. Louis at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 8: Los Angeles at St. Louis, TBD x-Thursday, May 10: St. Louis at Los Angeles, TBD x-Saturday, May 12: Los Angeles at St. Louis, TBD

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association Playoff Glance FIRST ROUND (x-if necessary) (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Chicago vs. Philadelphia Saturday, April 28: Chicago 103, Philadelphia 91 Tuesday, May 1: Philadelphia at Chicago, 8 p.m. Friday, May 4: Chicago at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 6: Chicago at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 8: Philadelphia at Chicago, TBD x-Thursday, May 10: Chicago at Philadelphia, TBD x-Saturday, May 12: Philadelphia at Chicago, TBD Miami vs. New York Saturday, April 28: Miami 100, New York 67 Monday, April 30: New York at Miami, 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 3: Miami at New York, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 6: Miami at New York, 3:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 9: New York at Miami, TBD x-Friday, May 11: Miami at New York, TBD x-Sunday, May 13: New York at Miami, TBD Indiana vs. Orlando Saturday, April 28: Orlando 81, Indiana 77 Monday, April 30: Orlando at Indiana, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2: Indiana at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5: Indiana at Orlando, 2 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 8: Orlando at Indiana, TBD x-Friday, May 11: Indiana at Orlando, TBD x-Sunday, May 13: Orlando at Indiana, TBD Boston vs. Atlanta Sunday, April 29: Atlanta 83, Boston 74 Tuesday, May 1: Boston at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 4: Atlanta at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6: Atlanta at Boston, 7 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 8: Boston at Atlanta, TBD x-Thursday, May 10: Atlanta at Boston, TBD x-Saturday, May 12: Boston at Atlanta, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio vs. Utah Sunday, April 29: San Antonio 106, Utah 91 Wednesday, May 2: Utah at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5: San Antonio at Utah, 10 p.m. Monday, May 7: San Antonio at Utah, TBD x-Wednesday, May 9: Utah at San Antonio, TBD x-Friday, May 11: San Antonio at Utah, TBD x-Sunday, May 13: Utah at San Antonio, TBD Oklahoma City vs. Dallas Saturday, April 28: Oklahoma City 99, Dallas 98 Monday, April 30: Dallas at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3: Oklahoma City at Dallas, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5: Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. x-Monday, May 7: Dallas at Oklahoma City, TBD x-Thursday, May 10: Oklahoma City at Dallas, TBD x-Saturday, May 12: Dallas at Oklahoma City, TBD L.A. Lakers vs. Denver Sunday, April 29: L.A. Lakers 103, Denver 88 Tuesday, May 1: Denver at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 4: L.A. Lakers at Denver, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6: L.A. Lakers at Denver, 9:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 8: Denver at L.A. Lakers, TBD x-Thursday, May 10: L.A. Lakers at Denver, TBD x-Saturday, May 12: Denver at L.A. Lakers, TBD Memphis vs. L.A. Clippers Sunday, April 29: L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2: L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5: Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 7: Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBD x-Wednesday, May 9: L.A. Clippers at Memphis, TBD x-Friday, May 11: Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBD x-Sunday, May 13: L.A. Clippers at Memphis, TBD

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GOLF Zurich Classic of New Orleans Scores Sunday At TPC Louisiana Avondale, La. Purse: $6.4 million Yardage: 7,425; Par 72 Final Round x-won on second hole of playoff x-J. Dufner (500), $1,152,000.67-65-67-70—269 Ernie Els (300), $691,200.......66-68-68-67—269 Luke Donald (190), $435,200 73-65-66-67—271 G. DeLaet (123), $281,600.....68-67-66-71—272 Ryan Palmer (123), $281,60072-67-64-69—272 Steve Stricker (100), $230,40066-68-69-70—273 Ken Duke (85), $199,467 .......65-68-71-70—274 C.Tringale (85), $199,467.......65-70-68-71—274 John Rollins (85), $199,467 ...67-66-69-72—274 Rickie Fowler (70), $160,000..71-65-69-70—275 David Mathis (70), $160,000..72-69-69-65—275 Justin Rose (70), $160,000....72-67-68-68—275 Jonas Blixt (56), $116,480......68-70-71-67—276 Ben Curtis (56), $116,480......67-70-68-71—276 J.B. Holmes (56), $116,480....71-67-68-70—276 Scott Piercy (56), $116,480....72-66-69-69—276 W. Simpson (56), $116,480....68-72-67-69—276 Alex Cejka (51), $80,640........70-69-67-71—277 B. de Jonge (51), $80,640......73-69-69-66—277 Jeff Overton (51), $80,640 .....72-67-73-65—277 Camilo Villegas (51), $80,640 69-66-74-68—277 Jimmy Walker (51), $80,640...70-71-68-68—277 Bubba Watson (51), $80,640 .71-71-65-70—277 Bobby Gates (45), $51,840....71-65-74-68—278 David Hearn (45), $51,840.....68-73-68-69—278 Colt Knost (45), $51,840.........70-70-72-66—278 George McNeill (45), $51,84070-70-67-71—278 Patrick Reed, $51,840 ............71-70-70-67—278 Chris Stroud (45), $51,840.....66-71-72-69—278 Mark Anderson (37), $36,40969-70-72-68—279 Kris Blanks (37), $36,409.......69-68-72-70—279 Greg Chalmers (37), $36,40970-64-72-73—279 Erik Compton (37), $36,409...69-68-72-70—279 Fred Funk (37), $36,409.........72-67-72-68—279 Russell Knox (37), $36,409....69-64-74-72—279 William McGirt (37), $36,409 .70-69-70-70—279 Greg Owen (37), $36,409 ......70-69-71-69—279 D. Summerhays (37), $36,40968-70-68-73—279 Angel Carballo (30), $25,600.69-70-73-68—280 K.J. Choi (30), $25,600...........71-68-73-68—280 Brian Davis (30), $25,600.......71-67-72-70—280 Tim Herron (30), $25,600.......69-68-71-72—280 C. Howell III (30), $25,600 ......71-66-72-71—280 John Senden (30), $25,600....72-70-69-69—280 Daniel Chopra (23), $17,938..66-70-72-73—281 Matt Jones (23), $17,938 .......72-70-68-71—281 Geoff Ogilvy (23), $17,938.....76-66-71-68—281 David Toms (23), $17,938.......72-68-70-71—281 Stuart Appleby (23), $17,938.69-69-70-73—281 James Driscoll (23), $17,938 .73-65-70-73—281 Kyle Reifers (23), $17,938......69-68-70-74—281 Will Claxton (17), $14,925......72-69-70-71—282 Peter Hanson, $14,925...........74-68-70-70—282 J.J. Henry (17), $14,925 .........69-72-70-71—282 Danny Lee (17), $14,925........72-68-74-68—282 John Merrick (17), $14,925 ....72-70-69-71—282 Briny Baird (12), $14,208........69-71-74-69—283 Jason Kokrak (12), $14,208 ...70-70-69-74—283 G. McDowell (12), $14,208.....69-73-69-72—283 Rocco Mediate (12), $14,208.71-65-73-74—283 Vaughn Taylor (12), $14,208...69-71-73-70—283 T. Biershenk (8), $13,632........74-67-71-72—284 Chris DiMarco (8), $13,632....71-70-70-73—284 Troy Kelly (8), $13,632 ............69-72-73-70—284 Hank Kuehne (8), $13,632.....71-70-70-73—284 David Duval (3), $13,056........72-69-70-74—285 Brian Gay (3), $13,056 ...........70-70-74-71—285 Lucas Glover (3), $13,056......70-72-71-72—285 Garth Mulroy (3), $13,056......70-72-72-71—285 Seung-Yul Noh (3), $13,056...70-69-71-75—285 Kevin Streelman (1), $12,672.69-73-72-74—288 Made cut did not finish Michael Bradley (1), $12,288.......72-68-75—215 Tommy Gainey (1), $12,288 ........73-69-73—215 Mathew Goggin (1), $12,288.......70-72-73—215 Charley Hoffman (1), $12,288.....69-73-73—215 Scott Verplank (1), $12,288 .........69-73-73—215 Chris Couch (1), $11,904.............72-69-75—216 Gavin Coles (1), $11,776.............72-70-75—217 Alexandre Rocha (1), $11,648.....72-70-77—219 LPGA-Mobile Bay Classic Scores Sunday At Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Magnolia Grove, The Crossings Mobile, Ala. Purse: $1.25 million Yardage: 6,521; Par 72 Final Stacy Lewis, $187,500............68-67-67-69—271 Lexi Thompson, $114,347......70-71-66-65—272 Karine Icher, $82,951..............72-65-68-68—273 Azahara Munoz, $44,887.......69-69-70-68—276 SoYeon Ryu, $44,887 ............69-67-72-68—276 Karrie Webb, $44,887.............73-70-64-69—276 SunYoungYoo, $44,887 .........68-69-69-70—276 Brittany Lincicome, $44,887...70-67-67-72—276 HeeYoung Park, $25,563.......70-70-71-66—277 Natalie Gulbis, $25,563 ..........69-70-68-70—277 Lindsey Wright, $25,563.........67-69-70-71—277 Nicole Castrale, $19,407 ........71-70-69-68—278 Caroline Hedwall, $19,407 .....67-73-70-68—278 Suzann Pettersen, $19,407....73-68-69-68—278 Haeji Kang, $19,407 ...............68-70-69-71—278 Pornanong Phatlum, $19,407 72-69-66-71—278 Brittany Lang, $15,568............72-69-70-68—279 Meena Lee, $15,568...............69-69-71-70—279 Jennifer Rosales, $15,568......67-72-69-71—279 NaYeon Choi, $13,157...........70-70-75-65—280 Moira Dunn, $13,157..............71-67-72-70—280 Karin Sjodin, $13,157 .............72-64-74-70—280 Eun-Hee Ji, $13,157...............74-68-67-71—280 Becky Morgan, $13,157..........74-65-70-71—280 Mariajo Uribe, $13,157 ...........68-69-71-72—280 Meaghan Francella, $10,655..75-69-69-68—281 Cristie Kerr, $10,655 ...............70-71-70-70—281 Hee Kyung Seo, $10,655 .......71-71-69-70—281 Hee-Won Han , $10,655.........71-69-70-71—281 Numa Gulyanamitta, $10,655 69-70-70-72—281 Chella Choi, $8,545 ................72-65-76-69—282 JinYoung Pak, $8,545.............70-72-70-70—282 Beatriz Recari, $8,545............70-70-71-71—282 Anna Nordqvist, $8,545..........71-68-71-72—282 Sydnee Michaels, $8,545.......68-68-72-74—282 Christel Boeljon, $8,545..........69-70-68-75—282 Paula Creamer, $6,667...........71-72-74-66—283 Shanshan Feng, $6,667.........70-71-73-69—283 Mina Harigae, $6,667 .............76-68-68-71—283 Morgan Pressel, $6,667 .........68-74-70-71—283 Angela Stanford, $6,667.........72-69-70-72—283 Anna Grzebien , $6,667 .........74-66-70-73—283 Cindy LaCrosse, $5,759.........68-70-74-72—284 Alison Walshe, $5,509 ............72-71-70-72—285 Lorie Kane, $4,767..................72-71-74-69—286 Sarah Kemp, $4,767...............69-71-77-69—286 Jenny Shin, $4,767.................70-70-76-70—286 Marcy Hart, $4,767.................71-72-71-72—286 Jeong Jang, $4,767 ................75-69-70-72—286 Jennifer Johnson, $4,767 .......72-72-70-72—286 Sophie Gustafson, $4,767......70-71-71-74—286 Vicky Hurst, $3,694.................70-71-78-68—287 Song-Hee Kim, $3,694...........70-73-74-70—287 Reilley Rankin, $3,694............72-70-74-71—287 Ryann O'Toole, $3,694 ...........70-70-75-72—287 Dori Carter, $3,694 .................69-73-72-73—287 Pernilla Lindberg, $3,694........73-68-73-73—287 Jessica Korda, $3,694 ............72-68-73-74—287 Giulia Sergas, $3,694 .............73-69-71-74—287 Belen Mozo, $3,099................72-72-71-73—288 Kathleen Ekey, $3,099............71-71-71-75—288 Tiffany Joh, $2,942..................74-70-74-71—289 JiYoung Oh, $2,942................73-69-73-74—289 Candie Kung, $2,942..............72-70-70-77—289 Heather BowieYoung, $2,78676-67-77-70—290 Haru Nomura, $2,786.............71-69-77-73—290 Stephanie Sherlock, $2,629...75-69-75-72—291 JeeYoung Lee, $2,629 ...........77-67-72-75—291 Paige Mackenzie , $2,629 ......73-67-75-76—291



year, but we don’t even talk about it.” What Parker and coach Gregg Popovich have talked about is the All-Star’s unremarkable series against the Grizzlies a year ago. Popovich told Parker that he thought his star point guard tried harder with the French national team last summer than in the playoffs, and Parker vowed to return with a different attitude. He’s making good so far.

Lakers 103, Nuggets 88 LOS ANGELES — A day before Andrew Bynum produced one of the most eye-popping defensive performances in NBA playoff history, he spoke up to his Lakers teammates about the importance of getting off to a good start in their championship quest. With an NBA recordtying 10 blocked shots, the 7-foot All-Star center put the Lakers on the good foot and the Denver Nuggets on their heels. Kobe Bryant scored 31 points, Bynum posted the Lakers’ first playoff tripledouble in 21 years, and Los Angeles thoroughly controlled the tempo in a playoff-opening 103-88 victory Sunday. Despite a few wellchronicled fluctuations in his motivation and discipline this year, the seventh-year pro had perfect focus in Game 1, capping his utter dominance in the paint with his recordtying block of Timofey Mozgov with 3:02 to play. Bynum also had 10 points and 13 rebounds before checking out to an ovation. “It’s the only way really possible for me to get a triple-double through blocked shots,” Bynum said of his first career triple-double. “If I play good D, we’ll win games. I think I’m just going to be as aggressively as I can defensively to contest their shots. … You’ve got to win Game 1. Statistics are against the teams that lose Game 1, especially on the home court.” Game 2 is Tuesday night. Just how dominant were Bynum and his tall teammates against the NBA’s highest-scoring team? Bynum blocked 11 percent of the Nuggets’ 90 shots, and with 15 total blocks, Lakers swatted one of every six Denver shots, separating the Nuggets from any hope of a late rally. “His timing was impeccable today,” Bryant said of Bynum. “He really understood the rhythm of their offensive players. He was just there at the exact moment, either to change or block the shot.” While Bynum had the Lakers’ first playoff tripledouble since Magic Johnson in the 1991 NBA finals, fellow 7-footer Pau Gasol added 13 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the playoff-tested Lakers, who never trailed while forcing Denver to play Los Angeles’ preferred halfcourt style. Hawks 83, Celtics 74 ATLANTA — Josh Smith scored 22 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, leading the Atlanta Hawks to an 83-74 victory over Boston in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference playoffs Sunday night, the final minute turning ugly when Celtics star Rajon Rondo was ejected for bumping an official. The Hawks, who led by as many as 19 in the first half, were clinging to a four-point lead when Rondo lost his cool with 41 seconds remaining and may have cost himself a chance to play Game 2 Tuesday night.



Monday, April 30, 2012


■ Auto Racing

Stewart, Edwards leave Richmond dejected RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Not even a meeting with NASCAR officials helped Carl Edwards understand why he was given a penalty at Richmond International Raceway. “We had to just agree to disagree and that’s the way it is,” Edwards said. In contrast, Tony Stewart knew exactly why he lost Saturday night’s race. “We did everything we could to throw it away, it got taken away,” the defending Sprint Cup champion said. “I’m pretty ticked off about it.” Both drivers were less than pleased when they left Richmond, where late drama spiced up what had been yet another bland NASCAR race. There were just three cautions one was a NASCAR-planned competition through the first 310

laps and none had much impact on the race. That changed when Jeff Burton smacked the wall, leaving behind debris that brought out the yellow with 89 laps remaining. It was Stewart and Edwards on the front row for the restart, and both believed they were the leader. Edwards sailed away at the green flag, and was immediately penalized for jumping the restart and passing the leader before it was permitted. What followed was a heated confrontation between crew chief Bob Osborne and the NASCAR official assigned to his pit stall, and a lengthy discussion on the team radio between Edwards and Osborne as they tried to figure out exactly what happened.


Kyle Busch (18) and Tony Stewart (14) battle sideby-side in Turn 4 during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Richmond International Raceway Saturday in Richmond, Va. Busch won the race. Edwards had been told by his spotter he was the leader, and the spotter said that information came from NASCAR. And the leaderboard backed it up, as Edwards was shown in first

■ National Hockey League

■ Baseball

Flyers top Devils in overtime, 4-3


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Danny Briere had two chances to celebrate his overtime winner. The first time, his goal didn’t count. The second time, Briere left no doubt and put away Game 1, once and for all. Briere continued to stamp his name alongside Philadelphia’s postseason greats, scoring the winning goal 4:36 into overtime, leading the Flyers to a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday to open this Eastern Conference semifinal series. “He has his ups and

downs, but he just picks it up in the playoffs. And that’s what matters,” Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said. “He’s a guy who consistently gets it done.” Coyotes 5, Predators 3 GLENDALE, Ariz. — Shane Doan, Radim Vrbata and Antoine Vermette each had a goal and an assist, and the Phoenix Coyotes avoided their usual overtime theatrics, beating the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Sunday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series.

■ Major League Baseball

Reds ■ CONTINUED FROM 14 “I’m going to enjoy this one and the way we won it,” Baker said. “We can enjoy the off day tomorrow, too.” Houston starter Jordan Lyles was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City before the game. He lasted six innings, allowing four hits and three runs with three walks and four He was strikeouts. optioned back to Triple-A after the game to make room on the roster for infielder Marwin Gonzalez, who was reinstated from paternity leave, but manager Brad Mills hoped he left with a good feeling. “He threw the ball well,” Mills said. “He threw the ball so well that we wanted to get him out of there with a lead.” The 10 hits allowed by Reds starter Mat Latos matched the career high he set last June 21 at Boston while with San Diego. Latos allowed no walks and struck out four while giving up five runs in 6 1-3 innings. “They picked me up when I was feeling a little under the weather,” Latos said. “I just tried to grind through it.”

Houston’s Jordan Schafer singled in the second to extend to his streak of consecutive games reaching base at least once to open the season to 22, the longest by an Astro since Ricky Gutierrez put together a 23-game streak in 1998. The club record is Denis Menke’s 25 in 1969. Houston jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Jose Altuve’s double and Jed Lowrie’s single with one out in the first inning. The Astros made it 2-0 in the second on Chris Johnson’s one-out double, Jason Castro’s single and Lyles’s suicidesqueeze sacrifice bunt. Lyles didn’t allow a hit in his first run through the Reds lineup, but Zack Cozart reached him for a double to left with one out in the fourth and Joey Votto slammed the next pitch 438 feet over the center field fence for his second home run of the season and first since April 7 during an 8-3 loss to Miami. The Astros regained their two-run lead in the fifth on Altuve’s two-out single and Lowrie’s 378foot home run into the right field seats, his second of the season and the road trip.

place. So when he was lined up on the outside of the track, Edwards said he figured NASCAR had made a mistake, and he made a split-second decision to try to get the best restart he

could. That part is not in dispute: replays clearly showed Edwards rocketed past Stewart and had cleared him before reaching the official restart zone. And that’s against the rules, no matter who was leading the race. “At the end of the day, it comes down to jumping the restart and that’s pretty straightforward,” Osborne said. “Our issue was the confusion about who was the leader and who wasn’t the leader.” But why was Edwards being shown as the leader? NASCAR vice president of competition said Edwards had tripped the timing and scoring when he crossed the line ahead of Stewart under caution while cleaning his tires. “What you’ve got to

understand is the electronics,” Pemberton said. “When the transponder crosses the start/finish line when Carl was scrubbing his tires, he beat (Stewart) to the line so that instantaneously puts him up top. “It happens all the time, but these circumstances don’t stack on top of it. That put him up on top of the board just because he was coming to the line with one to go.” The penalty dropped Edwards to 15th, he briefly fell a lap down, and wound up finishing 10th. It was a disappointment considering Edwards led a race-high 206 laps and is still seeking his first win of the season. And it didn’t seem to matter what NASCAR’s explanation was, Edwards believed he had a win taken away from him.

Troy’s Jordan Price slides into home to score the Trojans first run. ■ CONTINUED FROM 14 Troy (15-8) outplayed the Fairfield Indians for six innings and held a one-run lead heading into the final inning Sunday night under the lights at the Dayton Dragons’ Fifth Third Field. But a letdown in the top of the seventh inning led to four Fairfield runs as the Indians stole a 6-3 win. “We played the last inning trying not to lose,” Welker said. “We didn’t play the first six innings that way. We need to be playing to win.” Cody Fuller pitched well enough to win, giving up six hits and two runs over six innings of work, striking out two, walking two and leaving with a 3-2 lead. And he got some help throughout the game, as well. After giving up a leadoff single in the second, shortstop Dylan Cascaden made a play on a grounder deep in the hole, turning and firing to second to get the lead runner. Fuller got a pair of flyouts to end the inning — including an outstanding grab by left fielder Devon Alexander in front of the warning track. And after giving up backto-back doubles in the sixth that made it a 3-2 game, center fielder Devin Blakely ranged far to his right and made a diving grab in the gap to keep the tying run stranded on second. “We made some amazing plays on defense,” Welker said. “Cascaden’s play was Jeter-esque, and Devin and Devon made a couple of great catches. “Fuller threw a heck of a game. This was his best start of the year by far.”


Cody Fuller pitched six strong innings in Troy’s loss to Fairfield on Sunday. And he got some support from the offense early on. Jordan Price reached on a strikeout to start the second and was bunted to second. And with two outs, Blakely hit a high chopper over the Fairfield third baseman for an RBI single — and Cascaden followed that by ripping a double down the third-base line that brought in the speedy Blakely from first to give Troy a 2-0 lead. Troy had another twoout rally in the fourth spearheaded by Blakely and Cascaden. Blakely bunted for a single and stole second, then Cascaden poked an RBI single through to make

it 3-1 at the time. Troy only managed three baserunners from that point on — all on walks. “Offensively, we didn’t have our best game,” Welker said. “Devin and Dylan were both aggressive and clutch, but we need that throughout the lineup. We kind of went through the motions (after getting the lead).” And in the seventh, the Indians made Troy pay. The leadoff hitter reached on an error and was bunted to second, but Nick Antonides struck out the next hitter to put Fairfield down to its last out. He couldn’t get the call on a close 2-2 pitch on the next

batter and ended up issuing a walk, though, and Curtis Olvy tied the game with a single. After another walk loaded the bases, Braden Berdeen then ripped a tworun double, putting the Indians up 6-3 — and Troy couldn’t rally in the bottom of the inning. Troy travels to Piqua today, needing to sweep the Indians over the next two days to claim the GWOC North title, while Piqua needs only a series split.

games since signing his $240 million contract with the Angels. In 2006, he set an April record with 14 homers for St. Louis. The three-time NL MVP hit five homers during the 2011 postseason for the Cardinals, but has not connected in the regular season since Sept. 22. Lowe allowed only a pair of singles by Kendrys Morales over the first 7 2-3 innings before running into trouble. He left after walking Maicer Izturis, who went to third on a long single to right-center by Chris Iannetta. Vinnie Pestano came on and walked rookie Mike Trout to load the bases before striking out Howie

Kendrick The Indians went ahead in the fifth, putting two runners on in an inning for the third time against Santana. With one out, Aaron Cunningham reached on an infield hit and Michael Brantley walked. Santana struck out Jason Kipnis and appeared about to get out of another jam when Asdrubal Cabrera flied to right. Hunter drifted under the ball, shaded his eyes and ducked as it fell next to him. “I was very surprised,” Brantley said. “I was running and saw Smitty’s (third-base coach Steve Smith) eyes light up and figured something had happened.”

FField.......001 001 4 – 6 8 1 Troy ..........020 100 0 – 3 5 2 Fuller, Antonides (7) and Nadolny. WP – Spauldus. LP – Antonides. 2B – T. Berdeen (F), Olvy (F), B Berdeen (F), Cascaden (T). Records: Troy 15-8.

■ Major League Baseball

Indians ■ CONTINUED FROM 14 “I lost that game. I feel bad,” said Hunter who has the fewest errors of any outfielder in history with more than 4,500 chances. The error was only his 36th in 4,525 opportunities. “I can’t explain it,” Hunter said. “I’ve been playing this game for a long time. It seems like the sun wins.” Lowe (4-1) kept his fielders from battling the bright sky by retiring 12 Angels on ground balls, including Albert Pujols three times. Pujols also struck out against reliever Chris Perez, extending his careerlong homerless streak to 117 at-bats. “Lowe was outstanding,” Acta said. “He had com-

mand of that sinker and also a good slider. Any time you can take two of three from that pitching staff is great. Our pitchers matched up great against them.” Lowe, 38 and in his 16th season, said his 9-17 record and career-worst 5.05 ERA a year ago with Atlanta is not weighing on his mind. He’s more excited to be part of Cleveland’s strong staff. “I’ve never let one season flow over into the next,” Lowe said. “I know the only way to be successful and win over six months is to have strong starting pitching. It’s a fun gang to be part of.” Ervin Santana (0-5), in his first start against Cleveland since throwing a


Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis cannot reach the throw by Indians catcher Carlos Santana as Los Angeles Angels’ Maicer Izturis (13) safely steals second in the third inning Sunday in Cleveland. no-hitter at Progressive “I feel bad for Ervin,” Field last July 27, gave up Lowe said. “He pitched pretseven hits and those two ty good and got some bad unearned runs over seven luck.” innings. Pujols is homerless in 22


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