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Broadford Bridge improvements and funding for Miami County Public Health were among the four items that were unanimously approved at the city council committee meetings Monday evening. Legislation for these items will be decided at city council.


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TROY The buildings, streets and sidewalks committee gave its approval of work to be undertaken by the Ohio Department of Transportation in 2014 to repair the Broadford Bridge, which crosses the Great Miami River at Troy’s eastern border. “It’s at no cost for the city, but they require

the consent of the city to do the work,” said Director of Public Service and Safety Patrick Titterington. The project involves work on the bridge abutment, which supports the structure. Under ODOT guidelines, the measure will move forward as emergency legislation. The finance committee approved a contract for purchasing lime from the city of Dayton, which Troy uses for softening water at the

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Ranchers deal with wildfires A furious wildfire torching through the mountains of southern New Mexico’s Gila National Forest has grown to 127 square miles, forcing some ranchers to ship their cattle out of state as the blaze burns through entire grazing areas. The Silver Fire was still about 5 miles west of the nearest community, but it has left ranchers in this drought-stricken corner of the state with few choices for feeding their cattle. State agriculture officials said the combination of drought and fire has forced some ranchers to ship what remaining cattle they have to other areas, including South Texas. See Page 10.

Troy man was arrested for importuning BY WILL E SANDERS Civitas Media

Goodbye to my TDN family Before I started my job as city hall reporter here, I received an email from my new editor David Fong that quelled any worries I had about starting my new job: “We’re planning a laser tag trip once you get here. We’re so excited!” Whew, I thought. Maybe a job as a political reporter won’t be so intimidating after all. That was back in March 2012 — and although it seems like just yesterday, it also feels like forever and ever ago.

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Troy Playground Program has been offering kids valuable lessons for decades

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A Troy man who repeatedly attempted to solicit sex from a 12-year-old girl he befriended on a social networking site in February was given probation at his sentencing hearing held in Miami County Common Pleas Court on Monday. Steven J. Marshall, 37, was arrested for importuning, a third-degree felony, and was convicted of the STAFF PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER charge earlier this year. Navin Couch reaches for Cody Workman in a game of “Capture the Flag” during the summer Playground Authorities said Program Tuesday at Kyle Elementary School. Marshall used Facebook in an effort to befriend the 12year-old girl in order to try to have sex with her in February, police reports state. Judge Christopher Gee handed down a three-year WHAT THEY LIKED BEST: sentence of probation and labeled Marshall as a tier I painted rocks and I like doing stuff From the mouths of the Troy sex offender, which like that.” Playground Program participants requires annual registraMyers also said she liked going themselves, youth shared their tion in person at the sherto Troy Bowl for the Friday activity. favorite part of the day: iff’s office in the county “It was fun because I haven’t • Jordan and Devan Wolford, where he lives, works or gone in a long time,” Myers said. both 11, said they enjoying comreceives an education. • The Troy Playground program ing to Playground at Kyle In addition, Gee also was a way to meet new friends Elementary to meet new friends BY MELANIE YINGST ordered Marshall to have before school started for Kaden and enjoy being outside. Staff Writer no contact with the victim “Learning how to play Capture Griggs. or her family; to have no “I just moved from Piqua,” said the Flag was cool,” Jordan said. “I unsupervised contact with like learning new games I’ve never 11 year-old Griggs. “It’s been nice yle Elementary School’s any minors except his own to meet new friends before played before — it’s fun.” playground transformed into “I like coming here to play with school.” • See MARSHALL on Page 2 a miniature summer camp Dorrian Travis, 9, said he the kids,” Devan said. field this week, as neighborhood • Cody Wolkman, 7, said it was enjoys playing basketball with staff children were taught how to play PIQUA the first summer he participated in members and friends during the the old recess favorite “Capture the open play time. the Playground program. Flag.” “Basically I like the whole place “I like having friends to play New games, new friends and a — it’s pretty sweet,” Travis said. with,” he said. few hours enjoying the outdoors is • Timmy Escobar, 11, man• Adara Myers, 11, said just a few objectives of one of the although she likes playing outside aged to sum up the whole mission city of Troy Recreation during Troy Playground, she really of the Troy Playground program in Department’s oldest-running sumone sentence. enjoys the crafts. mer program, aptly named Troy “We are outside, there’s cool “I like art, so I like when we do Playground. stuff to do and we aren’t sitting at all the crafts and stuff,” Myers said. Jon Osman, 18, is one of several home being bored,” he said. “We got to make puppets and Troy Playground staff members who Two-year-old works with 10-15 school-age children each afternoon at Kyle sustains burns Elementary. makes an attempt to secure teachfrom scalding Osman said he enjoys teaching ers or college students with a recreTROY water accident the group of children how to play a ation or education concentration as variety of different games, from supervisors to benefit both the staff BY WILL E SANDERS chess to Monday’s game of Capture the children whose ages range from member and the children. Civitas Media 6-12. the Flag. “It’s been very helpful and it “They look forward to coming, “It’s nice to just give back to my improved the quality of the superviespecially the outings on Friday — youth,” Osman said. “It makes me sors,” Siler said. “We have a lot of A 2-year-old girl sushappy to know I’m making a differ- they can’t wait to go swimming this teachers and recreational students tained severe burns to her week,” Osman said. ence in their lives.” that come back year after year to torso after scalding water The program has 21 staff memOsman, a native of the neighborgain experience to take back with from a crock pot used to hood surrounding Kyle Elementary bers, including two program coordi- them to the college campus.” heat baby bottles fell and School, said he likes serving a men- nators, six supervisors and 13 lead“It’s a good, safe, environment spilled on her Monday tor in a fun, structured atmosphere ers.Through the first two weeks of that provides the kids structure in afternoon at the YMCA the Troy Playground program, it through the Troy Playground protheir neighborhood,” Siler said.“This Childcare Center, 300 W. averaged 59 participants per day at program brings the kids together to gram. High St. the six different Troy Playground “It’s really enjoyable — we have have something to do during the The Piqua Fire locations at Kyle, Cookson, Hook good kids and it’s fun being active daytime.” Department responded to and Heywood elementary schools; and teaching them new games like Kelley Church said it was her the childcare center at along with neighborhood programs flag football today,” Osman said first year to work with the children 12:03 p.m. and the victim at Boyer Park and Kings Chapel. Monday. in the Troy Playground program in was later flown via City of Troy’s Recreation Osman, a Troy High School gradCareFlight to Children’s Department director Ken Siler said uate and runner, said his stamina Hospital in Dayton, said the Troy Playground program comes into play in keeping up with • See PLAYGROUND on Page 2


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Steven J. Marshall hands a written statement shortly before his sentencing hearing to his defense attorney Andrew Pratt to revise Monday in Miami County Common Pleas Court.

Marshall • CONTINUED FROM 1 children; a sex offender evaluation and follow up counselling; and forbid the convicted sex offender from looking at pornography, using social networking websites under any name aside from his own and having no contact with children via social networking sites. Gee warned Marshall that if he violates any parameter of his probation he will be sentenced to an 18-month prison sentence. “I don’t know what would possess a human being to solicit sex from a 12-year-old girl,” Gee said from the bench after ordering the sentence. Gee told the defendant how “terrified” the parents of the victim must have felt after learning of his conduct.

Neither the victim or her parents were at the hearing, and the court received no victim impact statements from either party. Andrew Pratt, Marshall’s defense attorney, asked the court for probation and said his client had a “minimal” criminal history. Marshall, who spent 72 days in jail, also spoke at the hearing and apologized for his actions. “Five minutes of being stupid has ruined my life,” he said. Marshall’s conduct with the child eventually led to an investigation, at which point in time Marshall cooperated with authorities and confessed to the crime. The mother of the victim eventually learned of the contact and went forward to police.

the neighborhood she and her daughter, Ava, live. “I know all the kids here at Kyle and I live in this neighborhood, so it’s a good way to be part of the community here,” Church said. Troy Playground coordinator Ann Jones said this year’s seven-week program has kicked off with a smooth start. “It’s going well at all the sites,” Jones said. “What I enjoy about the program is its an organized way to get kids outdoors and active. The kids aren’t separated by grade so they all get to know each other across the board. I like showing up at the sites and seeing the kids playing and cooperating with each other on a different level than while they are in school.” Jones said all staff members under go training sessions and use feedback from the previous year’s participants. She said

she travels to each Playground site to check on the staff. The program is held Monday through Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and consists of supervised games and indoor activities and then open play time. The Playground program is supported by an annual grant by the United Way of Troy, which totalled $19,500 this year. The Playground program is free to the children who attend with the exception of the Friday activities. Each Friday, children from each site go ice skating, bowling or swimming at the Troy Aquatic Park. Two new outings have been planned this year, one is a tour of the Idle Hour Ranch and the second is a trip to Brukner Nature Center. Each child is responsible for paying for Friday outings. The program will run through July 19. To register and for more information, visit the Troy Recreation Department’s link at

Scalding • CONTINUED FROM 1 Piqua Fire Chief Mike Rindler. Due to medical laws, Rindler could not release the name of the toddler. The 2-year-old left a play area at the center and entered a kitchen area where the injuries occurred, police said. Piqua police Deputy Chief Tom Steiner said the injuries the child sustained were not life-threatening and that the victim was transported by CareFlight “mostly as a precaution and due to the age of the child and her injury.” He said the incident was an accident.

“Apparently she was playing in the kitchen area just off of a play area,” Steiner said. “It appears she pulled on a cord for a crock pot that is used to heat baby bottles and when she pulled it the crock pot spilled hot water on her.” The child remained hospitalized Tuesday and suffered second-degree burns to her torso and her surrounding neck and thigh areas. Mary Brown, the teacher at the childcare center who called 911, told a dispatcher the child was in a diaper when the accident happened and the toddler’s skin was peeling badly.

She also told the dispatcher that teachers at the center immediately began applying cold, wet rags to the wounds until members of emergency services arrived, according to the 911 call. Miami County YMCA Executive Director Jim McMaken said the “safety and well-being of children in our care is our top priority,” and encouraged the community to keep the victim and her family in “thoughts and prayers.” “I am relieved to report that the burns are not lifethreatening and that she is receiving excellent care at Children’s Hospital,” McMaken said.

IG: IRS credit cards used for wine, pornography WASHINGTON (AP) — Poor oversight by the Internal Revenue Service allowed workers to use agency credit cards to buy wine for an expensive luncheon, dorky swag for managers’ meetings and, for one employee, romance novels and diet pills, an agency watchdog said Tuesday. Two IRS credit cards were used to buy online pornography, though the employees said the cards were stolen. One of the workers

reported five agency credit cards lost or stolen. IRS employees used agency credit cards to make more than 273,000 purchases totaling nearly $108 million in 2010 and 2011, according to the report by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The vast majority of those purchases were legitimate, the report said. However, the report said the IRS has inadequate controls to prevent inappropriate purchases. For example, investigators found that one IRS employee spent $2,655 on diet pills, romance novels, steaks, a smartphone and

baby-related items, including bottles, games and clothes. The case was referred to the IG’s office that investigates employee misconduct, the report said. Among other “improper” purchases identified by the inspector general: $3,152 to rent a popcorn machine and to buy prizes for an employee event, including bandanas, stuffed animals, sunglasses and stovepipe hats. $418 for novelty decorations and swag at managers’ meetings, including kazoos, bathtub toys and “Thomas the Tank Engine” wristbands. $119 for Nerf footballs

that were never used and were found stored in a filing cabinet. “Inadequate procedures to identify, report and address inappropriate use leaves the IRS purchase card program vulnerable to repeated violations of applicable laws and regulations,” said J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The report comes as the IRS faces intense scrutiny over agents targeting conservative groups for additional scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status. Documents released Monday show that liberal

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• STORY HOUR: The Milton-Union Public Library will have a summer story hour at 10:30 a.m. for children kindergarten through second grade and 1:30 p.m. for children third through sixth grade. Programs include puppet shows, stories and crafts. Contact the library at (937) 6985515 for weekly themes. • SPECIAL MEETING: A special meeting has been called by the Tipp City Exempted Village Board of Education from 5-7 p.m. at the board of education office, 90 S. Tippecanoe Drive, Tipp City. The purposes of the meeting are approval of fiscal year-end advances, transfers and appropriation adjustments and an ongoing dialogue for district security. • MEETING SCHEDULED: The Newton Local Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in the board education room. The meeting was scheduled for later this month so that the treasurer could close out the Fiscal Year 2013 and have that financial information ready for the board to review. • BLOOD DRIVE: Fletcher United Methodist Church will partner with the Community Blood Center to host a blood drive from 3-7 p.m. in the church activity room, 2055 Walnut St., Fletcher. Everyone who registers to donate will be automatically be entered into a drawing to win a Harley Davidson Road King Classic motorcycle, and will receive a free “King of the Road Summer Blood Drive” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment to donate online at • BOOKMOBILE IN PARK: The Miami County Park District will host the TroyMiami County Bookmobile at 2 p.m. at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve, 1400 Tyrone Road, Troy. The theme of this visit by the Bookmobile is “Animals that Dig.” Join a park district naturalist on a walkabout where we will learn about animals that dig. Then meet back at the Bookmobile to check out some books and enjoy story time. All ages are invited. Register for the program online at www.miamicountyparks, email to or call (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104. There is no charge. • WIGGLE AND JIGGLE: Wiggle, Jiggle, Jump for 2’s will be offered at 10:30 a.m. at the Tipp City Public Library. Have fun with music, movement and stories. The event is limited to 15 children aged 24-35 months accompanied by an adult. Registration required.

THURSDAY • TIE-DYE: Tie-Dye Day at the MiltonUnion Public Library will be at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for children up to fifth grade. Bring in T-shirts, pillow cases or whatever you want and create your own stylish ensemble. Remember to wear old clothing. • TACO SALADS: The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 586, Tipp City, will prepare taco salads for $4 and cookies two for 50 cents. Euchre starts at 7 p.m. for $5. • MOVIE NIGHT: At 7 p.m., the Tipp City Public Library, 11 E. Main St., will host Book to Movie Night, featuring the movie “Hearts in Atlantis” (PG-13). Bring a cozy lawn chair or blanket, popcorn will be provided. For more details, call (937) 6673826, Ext. 216. • CHICKEN DINNER: Post No. 43 of the American Legion will offer a four-piece fried buttermilk chicken, coleslaw and mashed potatoes with gravy meal, for $8. The supper will be from 5-7:30 p.m. • DISCOVERY WALK: A morning discovery walk for adults will be from 8-9:30 a.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Tom Hissong, education coordinator, will lead walkers as they experience the wonderful seasonal changes taking place. Bring binoculars.

FRIDAY • FRIDAY DINNERS: Dinner will be offered from 5-8 p.m. at the Covington VFW Post 4235, 173 N. High St., Covington. Choices will include a $12 New York strip steak, broasted chicken, fish, shrimp and sandwiches, all made-to-order. • BLUEGRASS MUSIC: A bluegrass music festival will be from 5-11 p.m. at Iddings Park, Bradford. Rum River Blend, Leisa Hinkle and Willow-Creek, Berachah Valley, Rock Island Plow Co. and Nightflyer are set to perform. There will be a raffle and food available to purchase. Bring your chairs and blankets for seating. • SEAFOOD DINNER: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a three-piece fried fish dinner, 21-piece fried shrimp or a fish/shrimp combo with french fries and coleslaw for $6 from 6-7:30 p.m. Frog legs, when available, will be $10. • BLOOD DRIVE: Miami County will partner with the Community Blood Center to host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the OSU meeting room at the Miami Counrt Courthouse, 215 W. Main St., Troy. Everyone who registers to donate will be automatically be entered into a drawing to win a Harley Davidson Road King Classic motorcycle, and will receive a free “King of the Road Summer Blood Drive” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment to donate online at • DINNER SET: The American Legion Post No. 586, 377 N. 3rd St, Tipp City, will offer a dinner of Johnny Marzetti, veggie, salad, dessert and bread for $7.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY • HOME AND GARDEN: The Champaign County Preservation Alliance will present the Twenty First Annual Historic Home and Garden Tour in Urbana. The

hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and tickets are $12 available at the tent behind the municipal building, 205 S. Main St.. Presale tickets are available for $10 at locations listed on the website, Free shuttle service available. Included on the tour are seven homes, one house under restoration, one private garden, a historic church, a business in a restored house and The Johnny Appleseed Museum.

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Days • Partners in Hope — $500 — Caregivers special Project G.I.F.T. (Grants events Investing in the Future of $7,057.98 and with their • First Place Food Troy) of Teen Leadership is budget of $5,000 awarded Pantry — $500 — a volunteer group made up the following: • Habitat for Humanity Purchase food for pantry of teenagers who are — $500 — Projects for • FISH of Troy Inc. — enrolled in the Teen SATURDAY 2014 $210.30 — Emergency criLeadership Troy Program • Lincoln Community sis funding of the Troy Area Chamber • FARMERS MARKET: The Downtown of Commerce. Center — $250 — Be True • St. Patrick Soup Troy Farmers Market will be offered from 9 to You Dinner Kitchen — $500 — General Project G.I.F.T. is a cola.m. to noon on South Cherry Street, just • Troy-Miami County support laboration between the off West Main Street. The market will Public Library — $365.70 Project G.I.F.T. will conTroy Area Chamber of include fresh produce, artisan cheeses, — early literacy materials tinue on an annual basis Commerce, volunteers of baked goods, eggs, organic milk, maple • Brukner Nature with each new class of the Teen Leadership Troy syrup, flowers, crafts, prepared food and Center — $294 — Supplies Teen Leadership Troy. The Program and The Troy entertainment. Plenty of free parking. goal of the program is to Foundation. The grantmak- for Wildlife Ambassadors Contact Troy Main Street at 339-5455 for • Hospice of Miami increase each participant’s information or visit ing budget for this program County Inc. — $500 — knowledge of the non-profit • DUCK RACE: The AMVETS Post No. is underwritten by The community by providing Troy Foundation. The pro- Camp Courageous 88, 3449 LeFevre Road, Troy, will have its • CASA/GAL of Miami skills to evaluate an orgaannual duck race. Ducks will be dropped in gram was designed to pronization’s effectiveness and vide a hands on experience County Inc. — $500 — the creek in Casstown at noon to float CASA Caring Tree down the creek behind the club. Food will purpose within the commufor teens enrolled in Teen • New Path Inc. (GIVE) nity, and to increase the be offered for $6 and will include hamburg- Leadership Troy, to not ers, hot dogs, potato salad and baked — $400 — Home Helpers involvement of youth in only get familiar with our beans. Proceeds will help the • Dream Builders charitable activities, as a community’s non-profits, Christiansburg Fire Department. Tickets are but also to give them the Group Inc. — $480 — The donor, volunteer or board available by calling the AMVETS at 339Clubhouse Sport and Art member. tools needed to evaluate 0700. their own charitable giving • FARMERS MARKET: The Miami and volunteer hours in the County Farmers Market will be offered from future. For All of Your Residential 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind Friendly’s, Troy. The 2013 Teen Real Estate Needs! • FAMILY FUN: Diggin’ Family Fun at Leadership Troy reviewed the Milton-Union Public Library’s multi-pur15 applications with the Ben Redick 937-216-4511 pose room will be from 2-3 p.m. Bring the requested amount totaling family and come ready to have an advenFor the Troy Daily News

ture playing a life-sized Candy Land game. Refreshments will be provided. • KARAOKE SET: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will host karaoke from 7 p.m. to close. • YOUNG ADULT MOVIE: Students in grades sixth through 12 can take a break in their day and enjoy a free movie at 2 p.m. at the Tipp City Public Library. Free popcorn. Drop in with your friends at any time. • OUTDOOR CONCERT: An outdoor concert directed by Bill and Kathy McIntosh will be at 7 p.m. in downtown Troy at Prouty Plaza. The concert is free. Bring lawn chairs. The concert theme is “Broadway to Hollywood,” and will feature music from “Mary Poppins,” the Disney film “Cars,” “Baby Elephant Walk,” and the 1954 classic movie “Dam Busters.” For more information, call 335-1178.

SUNDAY • BUTTERFLY RELEASE: Generations of Life, a service of Hospice of Miami County, will be holding a Memorial Butterfly Release as a way to remember and honor special people who have touched our lives and who live on in our memories. The event will be at 7 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. At the conclusion of the service, participants will release live butterflies in memory of loved ones. The service is open to the public, and guests need not have had a previous connection to Hospice of Miami County. Anyone interested in releasing a butterfly in memory of a loved one must register by June 24. A $10 donation is requested to cover the cost of the butterfly. For more information or to register, call Generations of Life at (937) 5732100. • COOKING CLASS: Seasonally Sustainable Desserts will be offered from 79 p.m. July 8, sponsored by the Stone’s Throw Cooperative. Registration is due today and will be $5, and those interested can email • AEROVENT REUNION: An Aerovent reunion will be at 1 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods, enter on Casstown-Sidney Road, one mile south of State Route 36 in the Burr Oak shelter. Bring food to share, non-alcoholic beverages and lawnchairs. The shelter has electric. For more information, call Ed Kennedy at (937) 492-8880 or Betty Wells at 773-1990. • BREAKFAST SET: The American Legion Post 586, Tipp City, will offer an allyou-can-eat breakfast for $6 from 8-11 a.m. Items available will be eggs, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, home fries, toast, waffles, pancakes, French toast, biscuits, cinnamon rolls and juices. • MUSIC IN THE PARK: The Miami County Park District will hold its Music in the Park “Red Barn Melodies” program from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Participants are invited to sit in the shade of the old oak trees and listen to the sound of music and nature. Bring a blanket to sit on and a snack to eat. Register for the program online at www.miamicountyparks, email to or call (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104. • OUTDOOR CONCERT: An outdoor concert by the Tippecanoe Community Band will be at 3 p.m. at Hance Pavilion, Fountain Park. There will be guest performers. The concert will features “pops”-style music by American composers and arrangers. Hance Pavilion is an open-air covered building with plenty of seating. Contact 335-1178 for more information.

MONDAY • MONDAY MAYHEM: Students in grades sixth through 12 can get together with their friends the first Monday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Tipp City Public Library and make something original. Get creative and design an art journal this month. Registration is required by stopping in at 11 E. Main St., or calling (937) 6673826.


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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 Arizona Republic on National parks need upkeep: It’s time for America’s “Well, duh!” moment. Family-friendly wonders of the world don’t come cheap. Our national parks are suffering from the meat-ax budget cuts of sequestration after years of deferred maintenance. That’s no way to treat America’s best idea. Our great-grandparents’ enthusiasm for preserving some of this nation’s wow places produced an amazing legacy. We have a duty to preserve that legacy for our children’s children. A report released last month by the House Natural Resources Committee shows parks are being forced to cut hours and services, reduce access to campgrounds and facilities and further delay maintenance. This isn’t just about the aesthetics or the comfort of visitors. … At the Grand Canyon, seasonal staffing has been reduced, bathrooms are cleaned less frequently, the visitor center closes earlier and there are fewer ranger-led activities for visitors. A report from the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility found an increase in assaults and threats against rangers and park police. This is no time to cut staffing. The sequestration cuts come as parks face a $12 billion maintenance backlog, the House report said. The unfunded to-do list includes repairing or replacing deteriorated roads, bridges and trails, as well as upkeep on facilities and historical sites. Public support for the parks remains high. Four of every five of those polled for the National Parks and Conservation Association said they worry about budget cuts degrading the parks and the visitor experience. The zeal for budget-cutting needs to be balanced with the reality that many things Americans take for granted cost money. Well-run, wellmaintained national parks are among those national values. America’s best idea deserves the proper funding. Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald on the responsibility now rests with Afghans: The moment has arrived for the people of Afghanistan to step up. In a ceremony in Kabul this week, NATO officially handed over responsibility to Afghan leaders and security forces to take the lead in all security operations. Six years ago, Afghanistan’s army and police forces totaled around 40,000. Now the number has risen to more than 350,000. That’s an impressive increase, but as more than a decade of U.S. involvement has shown, it’s an immense challenge to bring security and stability to the Central Asian country, which defied conquest by the British empire in the 19th century and invasion by the Soviet Union in the 20th. The Associated Press reports that the transition “comes at a time the violence is at levels matching the worst in 12 years.” What are some of the needed ingredients for success? Demonstrations by Afghan security forces that they can carry the fight strongly to the Taliban even as NATO forces continue to advise and, in emergency situations, provide airstrikes and medical evacuations. Progress against corruption in the government and military. Positive relations with neighboring Pakistan, where Taliban forces find sanctuary. And effective negotiations with the Taliban in peace talks that are about to begin in the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar. Over the past decade, American and allied military personnel have fought courageously to bring Afghans to this moment. More than 2,200 Americans, and more than 1,100 allied troops, have given their lives. U.S. spending is in the hundreds of billions of dollars. American development teams — including National Guard teams from Nebraska as well as members of Iowa’s Army and Air National Guard — have worked hard to help the Afghan people pursue agricultural innovation and efficiency. Foreign troops, totaling about 100,000 from 48 nations today, are scheduled to leave the country by the end of next year. What a travesty it would be if the progress in moving Afghanistan forward on women’s opportunities and the country’s many other areas of need were to be short-circuited now by military failures, government mismanagement and political shortsightedness.


Thank you for your support To the Editor: I would like to thank Home Depot and its team of managers for the wonderful job they did on our playground at Hook Elementary. On June 10, the store manager, Jason Pierce, and 14 department managers showed up at Hook Elementary to work in the pouring rain.

They put landscape timbers around our picnic tables, planted more than 20 trees and bushes and laid mulch under our picnic tables and some of our playground equipment. One of the nicest parts about Hook Elementary is the wooded lot for children to grow and play. In recent years, due to the ash borer, many of the trees had to be cut down. Thanks to a $2,000 grant from Home Depot and the dedication of their employees, the

playground looks wonderful. Not only did they work in the pouring rain, they dug every hole by hand and were extremely pleasant while doing so. We were fortunate to be the recipient of such a generous grant from such an outstanding company. With sincerest gratitude,


Goodbye, TDN family, I will miss all of you Before I started my job as city hall reporter here, I received an email from my new editor David Fong that quelled any worries I had about starting my new job: “We’re planning a laser tag trip once you get here. We’re so excited!” Whew, I thought. Maybe a job as a political reporter won’t be so intimidating after all. That was back in March 2012 — and although it seems like just yesterday, it also feels like forever and ever ago. I’ve covered many stories for Troy — Mitt Romney’s visit, North Market Street construction and the relocating of St. Patrick Soup Kitchen, to name a few — but what will forever stand in my mind are not those articles, but all the fun times spent with coworkers. Playing laser tag at Jumpy’s was definitely a highlight (I still maintain that my unbelievably low score was due to everyone cheating). But there have been many other fond memories, too. Getting Twin’s dog Shorty at the Humane Society. Going to Subhouse after election night. Seeing “Magic Mike” with Melody and her family. Wandering around the fair eating fried food and buying oddly shaped balloons. Being the butt of all jokes at the Southern Fried Chicks comedy show.

Natalie Knoth Troy Daily News Columnist (Lesson learned: Never sit in the front row unless you’re down for being disparaged.) And of course, all those nights just spent laughing, joking and betting with everyone will be remembered, too. That’s what I’ll miss most when I start my new job in Cincinnati in a couple weeks. I’m getting pretty nostalgic, quite frankly. The time has flown by, and I’m wistful just thinking about how close I’ve grown to these people who were complete strangers a year and a half ago. I’m frequently teased for being (overly) sentimental and sensitive, and true to form, I will probably shed a few tears on my last day. I’ll miss you all, TDN family. Fong: Thank you for showing me how to not take myself so seriously. You somehow manage to be both mean and incredibly

— Mrs. Penny Johnson Principal of Hook Elementary

caring at the same time. I will miss your sarcasm, even though I often couldn’t distinguish it from normal conversation until you burst out laughing. Job well done. Mel: You’ve been a wonderful “work mom” to me. I don’t know how else to say it. From taking me to lunch at The Caroline my first day, to picking out a $5 desk at a garage sale for my new apartment, I cannot thank you enough. Jim: You are perhaps the most caring, thoughtful and hardworking person I know. Thank you for listening to all my problems and never judging. I owe my greater range of music and movie knowledge to you, too. Tony: I could be having the worst day imaginable, but then you’d accompany me on an assignment and your optimism would somehow be contagious. Thanks for instilling hope in me (and everyone). Josh: I never imagined I’d have so many great conversations with someone who talks incessantly about zombies, video games and scary movies. Thank you for never failing to show me a different perspective to all situations. Colin: May you never forget who introduced you to the “Call Me Maybe” song and correspon-

ding video with Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. Thanks for always making me laugh, even when it was at my expense. P.S. Get your own pages off the printer. Kathy: Thanks for keeping me updated on all OU alumni news and for getting my man Ryan Gosling in the paper sometimes. Don’t get any ideas, Kathy — he’s all mine. Twin: I’m hoping your brutal honesty rubs off on me. Thanks for never sugar-coating things (though I wasn’t always thankful at the time, right?). Lindy: Being a couple years older than me, your reassurance that everything will fall into place means a lot. Thanks. Joyell: Thank you for sending me emails commenting on my stories. Glad at least somebody’s reading ‘em, right? Sorry for all the mushy-gushy stuff, but the TDN crew would expect nothing less. You’ve just all made such an impression on me. For my own peace of mind, I’m telling myself this isn’t goodbye for good, but instead, “See you later.” After all, I do have Mumford tickets … Natalie Knoth will appear one final time in the Troy Daily News next Wednesday

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In this Aug. 21, 1941 file photo, golfer Ray Billows, right, winner of the first Great Lakes amateur golf championship, receives the tournament trophy from Scotty Fessenden, left, president of the Chicago District Golf Association, as Frank Stranahan, center, looks on.

Frank Stranahan, amateur golfing great, dies at 90 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Frank Stranahan, the premier amateur of his era who contended for majors and was the first notable player to make fitness a regimen in golf, has died. He was 90. Stranahan, who died Sunday in Hospice of Palm Beach County, was regarded as the best amateur since Bobby Jones. Quattlebaum Funeral Home, which did not disclose his cause of death, said a memorial service was planned July 2. The son of a wealthy industrialist family in Ohio his father was the founder of Champion Spark Plug Stranahan combined a life of privilege with his devotion to golf to win more than 50 amateur titles, including multiples wins in the British Amateur, Western Amateur and North and South Amateur. The one title that eluded him was the U.S. Amateur. He lost in the championship match to Arnold Palmer in 1954, and then turned pro. Stranahan, who packed barbells in his suitcase to work out on the road, won six times on the PGA Tour, twice as a pro. His biggest win was the 1958 Los Angeles Open. As an amateur, he was a runner-up in the 1947 Masters to Jimmy Demaret, finished one shot behind Fred Daly at Hoylake in the 1947 British Open and was a runner-up to Ben Hogan at Carnoustie in the 1953 British Open. “He was my old buddy,” Palmer said Tuesday from his office in Latrobe, Pa. “We were pretty close for a lot of years. He always thought I would be one of his guys and do the muscle thing and all that. And of course, we played against each other a lot. He was a great guy, a good friend. He played some very good golf.” Stranahan was devoted to fitness as much as his golf. He ran in more than 100 marathons, and he was winning trophies for body building and weightlifting well into his 70s. One video shows Stranahan celebrating his 78th birthday with a dead lift of 265 pounds. Stranahan was born Aug. 5, 1922, and grew up a sportsman at Inverness in Toledo, Ohio, where he was taught by Byron Nelson, who had been hired as the head pro shortly before Nelson won the 1939 U.S. Open.

Stranahan was still a teenager when he won the Ohio Amateur in 1941. “I would say my greatest accomplishment as an amateur was having the opportunity to play in so many of those wonderful golf tournaments,” Stranahan said in a 2001 interview with the Toledo Blade. “At every tournament, they put me with the winner from the week before. So I was always playing with Demaret, Snead, Locke, Hogan and other tremendous champions. I was playing the best courses with the best players, and it was very satisfying to do well in those situations.” He tied with Nelson in the 1947 Masters, where Stranahan closed with a 68 to finish two shots behind. His best chance at a major was Hoylake that summer, when he went into the final round one shot behind Daly and matched his 72. Six years later, he closed with a 69 to finish in a tie for second at Carnoustie, four shots behind Hogan. In one of the more famous tales involving Stranahan, he was not allowed to compete in the 1948 Masters when he was accused of hitting more than one shot into the greens during the practice round. Stranahan said he was only hitting additional putts on the green, which was allowed. No matter. He said club officials revoked his invitation. “So I bought a ticket, and I stayed there,” Stranahan said in a 1998 interview with Sports Illustrated. He played the next year and tied for 19th. Stranahan retired from competition in 1964, though he left quite a mark. Beyond his results, he cut an impressive figure with his movie star looks and physique that he enjoyed showing off in tight-fitting shirts. Palmer referred to him as “Muscles.” “He used to carry his weights in a suitcase,” Palmer said. “He’d get the bellman to carry the luggage to his room, but it was so heavy they couldn’t lift it.” Stranahan married the former Ann Williams in 1953. She became an accomplished amateur golfer until her death in 1975 from cancer. They had three sons Frank Stranahan Jr., who died in 1966 at age 11 from bone cancer; and James, who died in 1977. Stranahan is survived by his third son, Lance.


City plans Fourth of July events

10 p.m. The city appreciates funding from The Troy Foundation and the Concord Township TROY — There will be a parade at 9 a.m. July 4. Trustees toward the cost of the fireworks. The parade will form in North Market Street the Hobart Arena parking will be closed from Water lot, following the route of Street to Staunton Road Staunton Road to North from 9:30 p.m. until the Market Street; North fireworks are over and the Market Street to West crowd has dispersed Main Street; and West (approximately 10:45 Main Street to Monroe p.m.). The bike path will Street, where it will conbe closed east from the clude. Troy Senior Citizens The city of Troy is grateful to the officers and Center and at Rutherford Drive starting at noon on volunteers of the July 4 until the fireworks Independence Day are over. Celebration Association In addition to the and the Miami Valley Market Street Bridge, Veterans Museum for all their efforts in organizing excellent locations for viewing the fireworks will this parade. be the levee (top and both The fireworks display sides) and the seating area will be hosted on July 4 starting at approximately at the North Market

Street ball field.

Museum to change summer hours TROY — Due to summer heat issues in the Masonic Lodge, the Miami Valley Veterans Museum will be changing its summer operating hours beginning July 3 and will be open only two days each week. The new hours are as follows: • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays • 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays The first Wednesday of the month, the veterans coffee events will continue from 9-11 a.m. on the second floor of the Masonic Lodge in the dining room.

FUNERAL DIRECTORY • Rosemary Laux SIDNEY — Rosemary (Lauterbur) Laux, 84, of Sidney, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the home of her son, Steve, in Fort Loramie.

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PIQUA — Richard F. Winans, 86, of Piqua, died at 2:12 p.m. Monday June 24, 2013, at the Piqua Manor Nursing Home. He was born June 4, 1927, in Bryan, to the late Wayne and Edla (Walton) Winans. He married Margaret Mohl in 1954 and later divorced. On April 11, 1969, he married Dorothy Penrod Denman WINANS in Piqua; she preceded him in death Jan. 29, 2004. Survivors include a daughter, Kelly (Michael) Winans Misich of Delaware; a step daughter, Victoria (Will) Denman Gilmore of McDonough, Ga.; a step son, Jeffrey Duke Denman of the United States Air Force; two grandchildren, Sophie Misich and Jon Misich of Delaware; a niece, Laurie Reiser of Troy; and three nephews, Greg Winans of Cincinnati, Andy Winans of Cincinnati and Tim Winans of Chapel Hill, N.C. He was preceded in death by a brother, Max Winans in 2008. Mr. Winans enlisted in the United States Navy at 17 years old during World War II serving for three years. He then later spent three years in the United States Navy Reserve. After the war, he played on an all-Navy championship basketball team in Chicago. Mr. Winans was a 1945 graduate of

Piqua Central High School. He played football and basketball during his high school days. In basketball, he held the single game scoring record of 30 points for 18 years. In November 2011, he was inducted into the Piqua Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1960, he and his brother Max established Winans Carriage House Bakery and Candies, which still exists today. He was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical & Reformed Church and the Warren Masonic Lodge No. 24. A service to honor his life will begin at 10 a.m. Friday June 28, 2013, at St. Paul’s Evangelical & Reformed Church with the Rev. Dr. Keith Gebhart officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery where full military honors will be provided by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Evangelical & Reformed Church, 500 N. Downing St., Piqua, OH 45356 or to Hospice of Miami County, Inc., 550 Summit Ave., Troy, OH 45373. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

JOAN LINTON SARASOTA, Fla. — Joan Linton, 90, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly a long-term resident of Pleasant Hill, died April 18, 2013, at Clare Bridge, Sarasota, Fla. Joan was born July 22, 1922, in Pleasant Hill, Ohio. She is survived by her daughter, MaryAnn (David) Fuller; two grandsons, Stephen (Katherine) and Michael (Ann) Fuller; and five great-grandchildren, Anna, Sophia, Jacob, Kailyn and Alexander. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter A. Linton, in 2004, and two sisters, Helen Powell and Alice Sweitzer.

Joan and Walter were married in 1952. She was a lifelong educator, serving many years teaching at Newton High School, Pleasant Hill; John H. Patterson High School in Dayton; and Wright State University. She was a graduate of Newton High School and Miami University. Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Newton School, Pleasant Hill, OH 45359. Arrangements in care of JacksonSarver Funeral Home.

KENNETH D. MOTE TIPP CITY — Kenneth D., Mote, 91, of Tipp City passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013, at Springmeade Healthcenter, Tipp City. He was born Oct. 15, 1921. He was preceded in death by his parents, David Wilmar and Naomi (Shellabarger) Mote. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ruth (Slocum) Mote; son and daughterin-law, Mel and Jackie Mote of Troy; numerous grandchildren and greatgrandchildren; and a sister, Janice Allen

of Hillsboro, Ohio. Kenneth was a lifelong farmer. If so desired, contributions may be made to the Humane Society or Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Private graveside services will be conducted at Riverside Cemetery, West Milton. Arrangements are being handled by the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton.

MICHAEL L. SIMON XENIA — Michael L, Simon, 66, of Xenia, formerly of Bradford, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at Hillside Assisted Living Community, Xenia. He was born Oct. 11, 1946, in Versailles, Ohio, to the late William and Marie (Baltes) Simon; was a graduate of Bradford High School, class of 1964; was a U.S.Army veteran; and worked at Champion Paper Company. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Charles E. “Ed” Simon. Michael is survived by three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Karolyn Simon of Covington, Robert and Joyce Simon of Covington, and Marvin and Carol Simon of Rossburg; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jane and Walt

Wardley of New Carlisle; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A prayer service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Covington, with Father Jim Simons officiating. Interment will be at Miami Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693. Condolences may be left for the family at

MARJORIE GRAY TROTWOOD — Marjorie Gray, 86, passed peacefully surrounded by family during prayer. Marjorie was born April 26, 1927 in Troy, Ohio to parents Omar and Zola Slifer. She was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters, and one nephew. Marjorie is survived by her husband, Raymond; daughters, GRAY Kathy (Frank) Burton, Sharon (Don) Matolyak, and Sheila (Charles) Campbell; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was a member of New Lebanon

Assembly of God for 54 years. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 26, at Rogers’ Funeral Home, Trotwood. The funeral service will begin at noon with The Rev. Phil Marxson and Pastor Mark Kirchhofer, officiating. Burial will follow at Arlington Cemetery, Brookville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Brookhaven Benevolent Foundation, 1 Country Lane, Brookville, OH 45309 Online condolences may be made at:

DOROTHY M. TILLMAN PIQUA — Dorothy M. Tillman, 91, of Piqua, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Piqua Manor. She was born April 9, 1922, in Glouster, to the late Albert and Louise (Gazelle) Zimmer. She married D. Dean Tillman on Sept. 11, 1940, in Covington, Ky.; he preGRAY ceded her in death Sept. 4, 2002. Mrs. Tillman is survived by two daughters, Jane (Steve) Schulz of Piqua and Barbara Tillman of Piqua; a son, Gary (Kay) Tillman of Evans, Ga.; four grandchildren, Eric Tillman, Jenny (Greg) Tobias, Matt Schulz and Andy Brush; and several nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, John “Jack” Zimmer; and a sister, Bernice Zimmer. Dorothy was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical & Reformed Church, where

she had been active in many of the church’s activities. She was a lifelong homemaker and enjoyed shopping for herself and others and researching family genealogy. A funeral service to honor her life will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Keith Gebhart officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:301:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Church, 500 N. Downing St., Piqua, OH 45356; or Evercare Hospice, 130 W. Second St., Dayton, OH 45402. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through



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Flowers, vegetables could affect Snowden’s fate QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — With Edward Snowden stuck in Moscow and Washington pushing hard for his return, many Ecuadoreans began realizing Tuesday that this small country’s deep economic ties with the U.S. could make it the one with the most to lose in the high-stakes international showdown over the National Security Agency leaker. While President Rafael Correa’s leftist government was virtually silent on Snowden’s request for asylum, Ecuadorean analysts said his fate, or at least his safe harbor in Ecuador, could depend as much on frozen vegetables and flowers as on questions over freedom of expression and international counterterrorism. Unlike with China, Russia or Cuba, countries where the U.S. has relatively few tools to force Snowden’s handover, the Obama administration could swiftly hit Ecuador in the pocketbook by denying reduced tariffs on cut flowers, artichokes and broccoli. Those represent hundreds of millions of dollars in annual exports for this country where nearly half of foreign trade depends on the U.S. A denial wouldn’t mean financial devastation for Ecuador, which has been growing healthily in recent years thanks in large part to its oil resources. Growing ties with China also could give the Ecuadorean government a sense of diminished vulnerability. But analysts and political figures said the prospect of any economic damage could nonetheless alter the political calculus for Correa, a pragmatic leftist who’s long delighted in tweaking the United States but hasn’t yet suffered any major consequences. “Much of our foreign trade is at stake,” said flower grower Benito Jaramillo, president of the country’s largest association of flower farmers, who shipped more than $300 million in flowers, mostly roses, to the U.S. last year. “They’ve been inserting themselves in a problem that isn’t Ecuador’s, so we’re in a dilemma that we shouldn’t be in.”


The Aeroflot Airbus A330 plane that is to carry National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden on a flight to Havana, Cuba, arrives at the gate at Sheremetyevo airport, Moscow, Monday. Snowden arrived in Moscow on Sunday from Hong Kong, where he had been hiding for several weeks. For years, Ecuador’s oil, vegetables and roses have kept flowing northward even as Correa has expelled U.S. diplomats and an American military base, publicly hectored the U.S. ambassador and harbored WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Ecuador’s embassy in London. Correa’s strongest backers have delighted in his attacks on Washington. And even his detractors have tolerated his foreign policy as the indulgence of a man who has maintained general economic and political stability, funneling billions of U.S. dollars, which are also Ecuador’s currency, to social spending and infrastructure projects. The president’s office and other government agencies declined comment on Snowden, referring questions to Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, who said only that he doesn’t know where Snowden is or what travel documents he might be using.

Analysts and politicians said any potential loss to Ecuador could make hosting Snowden a tougher decision than previous ones for Correa, a member of Latin America’s leftist bloc who’s maintained cordial relations with countries like Cuba and Venezuela without marching in lockstep with them. “The president’s ideology toward the United States is one thing. It’s another thing to be president of a country whose dependence on the U.S. is unavoidable, irreplaceable and extremely valuable, because we sell the U.S. a lot more than we could ever could to any other country,” said former vice president Blasco Penaherrera, member of the center-left Liberal Party. Many Ecuadoreans see the NSA surveillance revealed by Snowden’s leaks as part of a longstanding and broad pattern of excessive U.S. interference abroad, including in Latin America. So, some people said, asylum for Snowden would be humane and wise despite any

economic consequences. “On a commercial basis, the U.S. and Ecuador are guided by pragmatism, independent of economic agendas. Businessmen set priorities based on cost-benefit and because of that I don’t think there are going to be major consequences, because the commercial line is separate from the geopolitical one,” said Pablo Davalos, an economics professor and analyst at the Catholic University in Quito. But on the streets of the capital, people appeared to be increasingly feeling that their country should keep out of the affair. “We shouldn’t give him asylum,” said Fredy Prado, a retired shoe company manager. “Every country needs to take care of itself, its own security.” The U.S. administration is supposed to decide by Monday whether to grant Ecuador export privileges under the Generalized System of Preferences, a system meant to

spur development and growth in poorer countries. The deadline was deadline set long before the Snowden affair but conveniently timed for the U.S. More broadly, a larger trade pact allowing reduced tariffs on more than $5 billion in annual exports to the U.S. is up for congressional renewal before July 21. While approval of the Andean Trade Preference Act has long been seen as doubtful in Washington, Ecuador has been lobbying strongly for its renewal in recent months. “I hope the government doesn’t decide to give Snowden asylum, because obviously this isn’t in Ecuador’s interests,” said Roberto Aspiazu, chairman of a coalition of Ecuador’s largest industries. “Hopefully the issue will be looked at from the perspective of Ecuador’s interests, and I don’t think it’s in our country’s interest to unnecessarily confront the U.S.”

Egypt blames rumors for acute fuel shortage Angry drivers waiting in long lines for gas CAIRO (AP) Egypt’s — embattled government on Tuesday blamed rumors and corruption for an acute fuel shortage that has had drivers waiting in long lines to fill their tanks straining gas already taught nerves ahead of planned mass demonstrations this weekend demanding the resignation of the president. Four Cabinet ministers lined up in front of cameras inside the presidential palace late Tuesday, trying to calm citizens’ fears, as the Islamist government appeared desperate to grapple with successive political and economic crises that are hitting the country, adding to public discontent. Government officials blamed nervous hoarding

and black market diversions for the shortages. People are stocking up on staples, including fuel, ahead of the protests. Heavy subsidies on Egypt’s fuel have caused distortions in the economy, encouraging some to make quick profits by illegally reselling gasoline and diesel. The long lines and short tempers at gas stations are just a symptom of the malaise in Egypt as President Mohammed Morsi completes his first year in office. His opponents plan to mark the June 30 anniversary with a huge demonstration, presenting petitions that organizers say have as many as 15 million signatures calling on him to step down and call an early election. Morsi’s Islamist sup-

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porters plan their own demonstrations, and the fear of clashes has people on edge, leading to crisis behaviors like hoarding, according to officials. “Worries led citizens to buy gasoline even when their cars’ gas tanks are not empty, which leads to longer lines in front of gas stations,” said Minister of Local Development

Mohammed Ali Bishr. Another factor, ministers said, is the government’s plan to phase out the subsidies with a smart card system to ration fuel. The plan is due to take effect in July, but the government has said that at first, there will be no limits on the quantities of fuel that can be bought. Supplies Minister

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You may not like it, but if it’s legal, there’s not much you can do Dear Annie: We live in a quiet family neighborhood. Recently, a neighbor tried to locate the owner of a rental home next door in order to discuss a shared fence issue. When our neighbor could find no contact information through the city department of housing, he searched the Internet. He was shocked to discover that for the past 10 years, the owners have had a porn site registered at that rental home address. None of us wants a porn site associated with our neighborhood. How should we handle this? — No Name or Location, Please Dear No Name: While we certainly understand your moral objections, these owners seem to be running a legal operation. Most webbased or home-based businesses are fine unless there are customers or employees coming to the house. There may be a requirement to have a business license, but that's about it. You can contact a lawyer in your city to find out whether there are other possibilities, but we suspect there is nothing you can do, legally, about this. Sorry. Dear Annie: I share a small workspace with someone who constantly coughs, sneezes, clears her throat, blows her nose and grunts. Worse, she never covers her mouth, so I am surrounded by airborne germs all day. It's extremely annoying and interferes with my ability to concentrate on my work. I know some of this is allergies, but she also doesn't stay home when she is sick. I have offered cough drops and antihistamines, which she has refused. I suffer from allergies, as well, but try to keep my symptoms to myself. I have talked to my boss, but she won't deal with it. Other coworkers are unwilling to switch desks with me (understandably). I used to like going to work, but I am ready to hand in my notice. What do you suggest? — Had It with the Hacking Dear Had It: First be more direct with this co-worker, explaining your discomfort and asking her to please cover her nose and mouth. If that doesn't help, can you complain to the human resources department or a higher-up? Is it possible to move your desk? Would you be willing to wear a surgical mask or filter? Allergies can't always be helped, but people should be considerate of one another. Dear Annie: I read your advice to "Nervous in Vermont" with much interest, being the parent of a transgender child myself. Even if an initial conversation may have seemed encouraging, it can be dangerous for trans kids to come out to their parents. Half of all homeless kids are LGBT, some as young as 12, and were kicked out of their parents' home after coming out to their families. And a staggering number of trans kids end up committing suicide if met with scorn, shame or parental refusal to accept or discuss the subject. Coming out must be done eventually, but unless the child is nearing 18 or has contingency plans, one must take into consideration the things that can go wrong. I'd like to offer a couple of parental resources for such situations: Trans Youth Family Allies ( is a wonderful group of parents of trans kids that includes a support email list, as well as organized trainings for schools and other organizations. Gender Spectrum ( holds a yearly Gender Spectrum Family conference in Oakland, Calif., as well as a transmasculine oriented Gender Spectrum conference in Seattle, Wash. These two groups can be of incredible assistance to parents after their kids have come out. We've found that going through the process of accepting our kids is not dissimilar to the grieving process. What is lost is not the person (thank goodness), but our hopes, dreams and plans for our child. We fear for them and their future. But we support each other and learn to move on, create new dreams and celebrate our children's true identities. — Sara 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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Believe it or not, pimentos are little peppers! Dear Heloise: I often see pimentos used in recipes and, of course, stuffed in olives, but what exactly are they? — Kevin H., via email They are little, heart-shaped red peppers! But they are not hot like a chili pepper. They are seeded, peeled, cored and cooked before being diced/sliced and packaged in jars. They have a sweet flavor and can be added to salads (potato and coleslaw are favorites), sandwiches and, of course, cheese. The “pimento” in olives is made from the same red pepper, but is processed into uniform pieces. One of my favorite recipes that uses pimentos is my mother’s (the

Hints from Heloise Columnist original Heloise, 1919-1977) Heloise’s Pimento Cheese Spread. To make it, you need the following ingredients: 1 pound boxed soft cheese (or any style cheese that can be grated) 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup finely chopped pickles (your favorite kind)

4 ounces pimentos Grate the cheese (if necessary) using a food processor or the large side of a cheese grater. Place a large piece of plastic wrap or wax paper on the counter. Now you are going to layer your ingredients, starting with the grated cheese/soft cheese, followed by the mayonnaise, pimentos and pickles. Use a spatula to fold the ingredients over and over from the bottom to the top. Repeat the process until all the ingredients are gone. Next, store the spread in jars, making sure they are sealed tight, and place in the refrigerator. For other favorite recipes, order my Heloise AllTime Favorite Recipes pamphlet

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BY FRANCES DRAKE For Thursday, June, 27, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Good news! Your year ahead is wonderful for real-estate deals. Furthermore, your home and family life will become happier and feel richer. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) In the next year, your daily pace will be busier, with short trips, introductions to people and new ideas. You will love this exciting pace, because your sense of optimism is increasing. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Many Geminis will see ways to improve their earnings in the next 18 months, so keep your eyes open. You also will improve your assets through important purchases. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) For the first time since 2002, lucky Jupiter is back in your sign to stay for a year. This will bring you good fortune and increase your poise and self-confidence. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your interest in your spiritual life is increasing and will continue to do so in the months ahead. You might explore metaphysics or seek out a teacher, or perhaps become a teacher. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Expect a popular year ahead. Many of you will join groups, especially to advocate social reform. You're gung-ho to share your ideas with others. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) In the next 18 months, you have the best chance in more than a decade to put your name up in lights. Expect a promotion, praise or recognition for your efforts. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Pack your bags, because opportunities to travel in the next 12 to 18 months will be fabulous. Publishing, higher education, medicine and the law also are blessed. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) During the next year, your chance to get a loan or mortgage will be excellent. Expect to benefit from the wealth and resources of others, including your partner. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Marriage and partnerships (personal or professional) are favored for you during the next 18 months. You can expand your world by hooking up with someone else. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) In the next year or longer, you can get a better job, better duties or a better boss. Trust in your ability to prove your employment scene as well as your health. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Vacation plans look wonderful for you during the next year. Romance, love affairs, the arts, parties and fun times with children will abound. YOU BORN TODAY You are protective of your loved ones and your private life. You have strong morals and ethics; plus you're hardworking and persevering. Because of these qualities, you are often the steadfast rock in the family. You're also convincing and persuasive! People often follow your cue, because you act with conviction and confidence. In the year ahead, an important decision will rise. Choose wisely. Birthdate of: Vera Wang, fashion designer; Tobey Maguire, actor; J.J. Abrams, producer/director. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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TODAY IN HISTORY ond term of office by delegates to the Democratic national convention in Philadelphia. • In 1950, President Harry S. Truman authorized the Air Force and Navy to enter the Korean conflict. • In 1990, President George H.W. Bush went back on his “no-newtaxes” campaign pledge, conceding that tax increases would have to be included in any deficit-reduction package worked out with congressional negotiators. • Ten years ago: The U.S. Supreme Court, in Lawrence v. Texas, struck down, 6-3, state bans on gay sex. A jury in Fort Worth,

(AP) — Today is Wednesday, June 26, the 177th day of 2013. There are 188 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited West Berlin, where he delivered his famous speech expressing solidarity with the city’s residents, declaring: “Ich bin ein Berliner” (I am a Berliner). On this date: • In 1483, Richard III began his reign as King of England (he was crowned the following month at Westminster Abbey). • In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was nominated for a sec-

Texas, convicted former nurse’s aide Chante Mallard (SHAHN’-tay MAL’urd) of murder for hitting a homeless man, Gregory Biggs, with her car, driving home with his mangled body lodged in the windshield and leaving him to die in her garage. (Mallard was later sentenced to 50 years in prison.) • Today’s Birthdays: Actor Gedde Watanabe is 58. Rock singer Chris Isaak is 57. Rock singer Patty Smyth is 56. Actor Sean Hayes is 43. Actor Chris O’Donnell is 43. MLB AllStar player Derek Jeter is 39. Country singer Gretchen Wilson is 39. Actress Aubrey Plaza is 29.

Flames make matters worse for N.M. ranchers ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A furious wildfire torching through the mountains of southern New Mexico’s Gila National Forest has grown to 127 square miles, forcing some ranchers to ship their cattle out of state as the blaze burns through entire grazing areas. The Silver Fire was still about 5 miles west of the nearest community, but it has left ranchers in this drought-stricken corner of the state with few choices for feeding their cattle. State agriculture officials said the combination of drought and fire has forced some ranchers to ship what remaining cattle they have to other areas, including South Texas. “There are poor range conditions statewide,” said Les Owen, a range resource specialist with the New Mexico Department of Agriculture. “Finding grass that doesn’t have some cattle on it or some areas of rangeland that haven’t been destocked because there’s just no grass left is nearly


In this June 23, 2013, photo released by the U.S. Forest Service shows a fire burning in southern New Mexico’s Gila National Forest. Management in an effort to find impossible in New Mexico.” Agriculture officials have public or even private land where reached out to the U.S. Forest any displaced ranchers might be Service and Bureau of Land able to graze their cattle while the

Silver Fire continues to eat up parts of the Gila forest. While forest officials had already limited the number of cattle allowed on the Gila this year due to the dry conditions, at least 150 cattle were forced from one allotment due to the fire. There have been no reports of livestock lost, officials said. In all, wildfires have burned more than 192 square miles around New Mexico over the last month, and managers assigned to the Silver Fire expected that blaze the largest currently burning in the state to continue marching north and west. By Tuesday afternoon, the fire was 20 percent contained and no structures had been burned. “They’ve done a very good job to the south,” fire information officer Rob Deyerberg said. “They’re continuing to herd it to the north and look for opportunities for containment. But with that very difficult terrain plus the challenges of the

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BP mounts ad campaign in settlement dispute objective criteria, in exchange for a class-wide release,” the plaintiffs’ attorneys wrote in a filing last month. The plaintiffs’ attorneys asserted that BP had pointed to “four examples out of more than 40,000 filed claims that it hopes will shock this Court,” and then relied on its own experts to claim “mistakes” or “overpayments.” The judge’s ruling has not deterred BP. Last week, BP called for an independent investigation of alleged misconduct by an attorney who worked on Juneau’s staff. The lawyer, Lionel H. Sutton III, resigned last Friday a day after Juneau delivered a report to Barbier that outlined the allegations. A law firm allegedly paid Sutton a portion of settlement proceeds from claims he referred to the firm before he went to work for Juneau. In a statement, BP said only a “comprehensive and

Three-judge panel to head oil giant’s appeal

Whatever you think about BP, we can all agree that it’s wrong for anyone to take money they don’t deserve. — Excerpt from today’s BP ad

Juneau of trying to rewrite the terms of the settlement and claims he has made decisions that expose the company to what could be billions of dollars in fictitious claims. But the judge upheld the claims administrator’s interpretation of settlement terms that govern how businesses’ pre- and post-spill revenue and expenses and the time periods for those dollar amounts are used to calculate their awards. Plaintiffs’ attorneys who brokered the class-

action settlement with BP have said the payments to businesses were clearly spelled out in the agreement. They claim BP simply undervalued the settlement and underestimated how many claimants would qualify for payments. BP’s appeal is the latest in a series of attempts by the company to effectively “deny recovery to Class Members whom BP had previously agreed should be compensated, according to negotiated,

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uled to hear the case on July 8. BP’s ad claims Barbier’s ruling “interprets the settlement in a way no one intended” and results in settlement payouts to businesses that didn’t suffer any spill-related losses. “Even though we’re appealing the misinterpretation of the agreement, we want you to know that the litigation over this issue has not in any way changed our commitment to the Gulf,” it says. BP spokesman Geoff Morrell said the newspaper ad is consistent with the company’s efforts to keep the public informed of its economic and environmental restoration efforts. “It explains the actions we are taking to defend the contract we agreed to and to assure the integrity of the claims process,” he said in a statement. “But it is also intended to make clear that BP remains as committed today as it was three years ago to doing the right thing. While we are actively litigating the payments by the claims program for inflated and even fictitious losses, we remain fully committed to paying legitimate claims due to the accident.” Barbier appointed Lafayette-based attorney Patrick Juneau to administer the settlement program. BP has accused


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP is placing a full-page advertisement in three of the nation’s largest newspapers today as the company mounts an aggressive campaign to challenge what could be billions of dollars in settlement payouts to businesses following its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The ad, scheduled to run in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, accuses “trial lawyers and some politicians” of encouraging Gulf Coast businesses to submit thousands of claims for inflated or non-existent losses. “Whatever you think about BP, we can all agree that it’s wrong for anyone to take money they don’t deserve,” the ad says. “And it’s unfair to everyone in the Gulf commercial fishermen, restaurant and hotel owners, and all the other hard-working people who’ve filed legitimate claims for real losses.” In April, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier upheld a court-appointed claims administrator’s interpretation of the multi-billion dollar settlement it reached with a group of plaintiffs’ attorneys. The London-based oil giant appealed the decision. A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is sched-

independent investigation” of the allegations involving Sutton will ensure the “integrity” of the claims process. BP estimated more than a year ago that it would spend roughly $7.8 billion to resolve tens of thousands of claims by businesses and individuals covered by the settlement. The company now says it can’t give a reliable estimate for the total value of the deal. Barbier also heard testimony earlier this year for a first phase of a trial designed to identify the causes of BP’s April 2010 well blowout and assign percentages of fault to the companies involved. Billions more hinge on the outcome of the trial, which includes claims by the federal government and Gulf states. It’s unclear whether Barbier will issue any substantive rulings before the trial’s second phase, which is scheduled to start in the fall.

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Vets face uphill road back Many struggle with suicide


Pedestrians walk in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington, June 21. The number of military suicides is nearly double that of a decade ago when the U.S. was just a year into the Afghan war and hadn’t yet invaded Iraq. cides among troops and veterans because potential victims often don’t seek counseling given the stigma still associated by many with mental illnesses or the deeply personal nature a failed romantic relationship, for example of a problem that often precedes suicide. Experts also cite illicit drug use, alcohol and financial woes. The number of suicides is nearly double that of a decade ago when the United States was just a year into the Afghan war and hadn’t yet invaded Iraq. While the pace is down slightly this year, it remains worryingly high. The military says about 22 veterans kill themselves every day and a

beefed up and more responsive VA could help. But how to tackle the spiking suicide number among active-duty troops, which is tracking a similar growth in suicide numbers in the general population, remains in question. The big increase in suicides among the baby boomer population especially linked by many to the recent recession actually began a decade before the 2008 financial meltdown. Compounding the problem, the VA which administers health and other government benefits for veterans has a huge backlog of disability, medical and other claims resulting from service in the military. Eric Shinseki, head of the VA and a former

Army general, promises to have the backlog erased but not before 2015. The Pentagon and Veteran Affairs are working to install compatible computer systems to speed up the process. And the VA just reported it had cut the backlog of claims pending more than 125 days by 15 percent in recent weeks. Jason Hansman, of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, says the problem among military men and women stems from a support system that falls far short of the needs of a military and its veterans. “One of the big problems now is that we are trying to play catch-up on 10-plus years of war. People have gone back and

forth seven, eight, nine times. And now you have a force that is stretched to its limit,” Hansman said. “It’s not just people who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan who are killing themselves. About 50 percent are people who’ve never deployed before. So there’s this broader issue going on in the military. Are there even the health services in the military to take care of the troops who have deployed, who have no first-hand knowledge of war and trauma.” Miller had plenty of first-hand experience. “I was really good at combat. I was really good at that job. It was when I was in the States that I had a problem,” he said from his home in Old Town, Maine, where he and his second wife are working toward doctorates in history at the University of Maine. He said symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome began building as did the effects of a number of concussions that caused mild traumatic brain injury. He had gone through elite Ranger training twice and became a jump-master in the 82nd Airborne. He ignored his symptoms because he didn’t want to leave combat and his job as a platoon leader. When he finally sought help from the military during his last rotation in the United States, he found what he said was a “19th century” attitude. “I remember a psychologist telling me ‘officers don’t get PTSD.’ It was a real affront.” A few days after he nearly killed himself on 40185545

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years ago, Joe Miller, then an Army Ranger captain with three Iraq tours under his belt, sat inside his home near Fort Bragg holding a cocked Beretta 40mm, and prepared to kill himself. He didn’t pull the trigger. So Miller’s name wasn’t added to the list of active-duty U.S. military men and women who have committed suicide. That tally reached 350 last year, a record pace of nearly one a day. That’s more than the 295 American troops who were killed in Afghanistan in the same year. “I didn’t see any hope for me at the time. Everything kind of fell apart,” Miller said. “Helplessness, worthlessness. I had been having really serious panic attacks. I had been hospitalized for a while.” He said he pulled back at the last minute when he recalled how he had battled the enemy in Iraq, and decided he would fight his own depression and post-traumatic stress. The U.S. military and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) acknowledge the grave difficulties facing activeduty and former members of the armed services who have been caught up in the more-than decadelong American involvement in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The system struggles to prevent sui-

July 3, 2008, Miller mustered out of the service and resumed treatment for PTSD at a VA facility in Richmond, Virginia. The treatment was helpful but his feelings about the VA are “really mixed. My take is they are a bunch of really wellmeaning people. I don’t know that it’s resourced for the tasks.” Also huge numbers of veterans a tiny portion of the larger population live in small towns, far from the cities where veteran services are available. The American public, largely untouched by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan because an all-volunteer military did the fighting, is gradually becoming aware of the problems faced by activeduty troops and military veterans. Now, some in Congress and President Barack Obama are trying to improve on the country’s ability to take care of those who have signed up to fight. None of that, however, undoes the anguish of such people as Ashley Whisler, whose brother Kyle killed himself Oct. 24, 2010. He had been driving convoys of supplies to U.S. troops from Kuwait shortly after the American invasion in 2003. He hanged himself in his home in Brandon, Florida, seven years after leaving the military. He had returned to his family in Michigan then moved to Florida, married and had a daughter. He and his wife separated before reconciling. He worked in a tattoo parlor, tended bar began showing and increasing signs of PTSD. He hanged himself while his wife and daughter slept. Ashley Whisler said her brother spoke of fears of being ambushed when he was driving to work in Florida. After Kyle killed himself, her brother’s friends told her how Kyle repeatedly called to talk about the horrors he had witnessed in Iraq and of how he couldn’t sleep if there was a thunderstorm. While she and her parents don’t directly blame the military or the VA for Kyle’s death, she does not let the department off the hook. “These guys are coming back from the war and just being thrown back into society without any kind of transition or any kind of support. It’s very difficult,” she said. Joe Miller says his military training, in the end, kept him alive. “I had a gun in my hand. The second I cocked the weapon, I was back in Ranger mode and Ranger mode is not to kill yourself.”



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Attack shows militant spirit unbroken CLASSIFIEDS KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban attack at the gates of the Afghan presidential palace cast a cold light Tuesday on the course of a war that Washington remains committed to ending. A week after NATO forces handed all security operations to the Afghans, local forces fought off the attackers on their own, killing all eight militants without calling in any coalition help. But the assault also made clear that the Taliban’s fighting spirit remains unbroken and demonstrated their ability to bluff their way past two checkpoints and storm a highly fortified zone of the capital. The firefight took place in Ariana square, about 500 meters (yards) and several more checkpoints away from the presidential palace, where President Hamid Karzai was apparently preparing for a speech later in the morning. The attack could complicate American efforts to try to get Karzai’s government to sit down with the Taliban to talk peace. U.S. President Barack Obama later talked with Karzai in a video conference that lasted more than an hour and covered issues including the peace process and the newly opened Taliban political office in the Gulf nation of Qatar, Karzai’s office said without giving further details. The White House said Obama and Karzai affirmed that Afghanistan, not the U.S., must lead the reconciliation process. The leaders also said they still support meetings between Afghanistan’s High Peace Council and Taliban representatives at a political office the Taliban recently opened in Qatar. The Taliban have said they would continue fighting even as they pursued peace talks, and the attack served to drive that home, said Moeen Marastial, a political analyst and former member of the Afghan parliament. “The main point is the Taliban wants to show to the government of Afghanistan and to the world and to the powers who are working for the peace process that they are in power,” Marastial said. “They can come close to the palace, they can come close to the places where NATO is, where American forces are they wanted to show to the world that ‘we can do it.’” The gunbattle started about 6:30 a.m. near the east gate leading to the palace next to the Afghan Ministry of Defense and the former Ariana Hotel, which former U.S. intelligence officials have confirmed is used by the CIA. One carload of Taliban fighters dressed in military-style camouflage uniforms emerged from their black Land Cruiser and started shooting. Another got stuck between two checkpoints and detonated their explosives-laden vehicle. The Taliban said all eight of its fighters died in the attack, while the Interior Ministry said three

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Afghan national security arrive near the entrance gate of the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan Tuesday. Suicide attackers blew up a car bomb and battled security forces outside the presidential palace Tuesday after infiltrating one of the most secure areas of the capital. security guards were killed and another wounded. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility, saying in an emailed statement that “eight of our suicide bombers were able to reach the most secure area of Kabul,” identifying them by name and saying they were carrying hand grenades, a machine gun and rocket-propelled grenades. “The brave mujahedeen, with special tactics and help from inside, were able to reach their target with their weapons and cars,” he said. He said their targets were the CIA building, the palace and the Defense Ministry and claimed “a number of foreign invaders were killed and wounded in the attack.” Karzai reacted sharply, saying that the Taliban cannot on one hand open an office for peace in Qatar and on the other hand kill people in Afghanistan. “The enemies of the people of Afghanistan once again proved with their failed attack that they are against peace, stability and progress in Afghanistan,” he said. The Taliban have refused to negotiate with Karzai’s government in the past, saying the U.S. holds effective control in Afghanistan, but the Americans are hoping to bring the two sides together. Long-stalled negotiations have become more urgent with Afghan presidential elections and the withdrawal of most U.S. and other foreign combat troops looming in 2014. The Americans announced last week that they planned to begin formal talks with the Taliban in

Doha, which would be followed by talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government. But when the Taliban opened the Doha office under the name “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” and the flag it used while ruling Afghanistan, Karzai and other Afghans reacted sharply, saying that agreements had been violated and that the office was more akin to a rival embassy than a bureau for peace negotiations. The Taliban have since been forced to remove the offending flag and sign but no peace talks have yet begun and the incident served to highlight the tensions between the various sides. After Tuesday’s attack, U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham urged an end to the violence and again pushed for the Taliban to open peace negotiations. “All of the attackers were killed, without success in achieving their goals This again demonstrates the futility of the Taliban’s efforts to use violence and terror to achieve their aims,” he said in a statement. “We again call on the Taliban to come to the table to talk to the Afghanistan government about peace and reconciliation.” The palace is in a large fortified area of downtown Kabul that also includes the U.S. Embassy and the headquarters for the NATO-led coalition forces, and access is heavily restricted. Some Kabul residents initially thought the gunfire was a coup attempt because the idea of a Taliban attack within the security zone seemed so unlikely. A group of journalists, including from The Associated Press,

were waiting to enter the palace grounds for a news event with Karzai when they witnessed the start of the attack. The journalists took cover behind a religious shrine, pulling a young boy off the street who had been caught in the open on his way to school. Kabul police chief Gen. Mohamad Ayub Salangi said the gunmen jumped out of their SUV and opened fire after the second vehicle was stopped by security forces while trying to use fake documents to get through a checkpoint. The second vehicle’s car bomb then exploded. Smoke could be seen coming from the area of the hotel where the CIA is said to be located, but there was no immediate indication any of the buildings were hit in the attack. Also early Tuesday, in the southern province of Kandahar, a minibus hit a bomb buried in the road, killing 11 members of a groom’s family on their way to an engagement party, said Kandahar governor’s spokesman Ahmad Jawed Faisal. Faisal said the dead included eight women, two children and a man, and two other men were also wounded. In Oruzgan, the province north of Kandahar, provincial governor’s spokesman Abdullah Hemat said Tuesday that six Afghan national police were killed the day before when their patrol was attacked with a roadside bomb. And a NATO convoy was hit with a roadside bomb in the province of Ghazni, southwest of Kabul, destroying a vehicle but causing no casualties.

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GREAT TROY Area Location, 2 bedroom condo, 1.5 bath, appliances, private parking, patio, $595, (937)335-5440 LOVELY AREA, 3 bedroom, 2 full baths, garage, appliances, washer/ dryer hookup, $795 monthly, (937)335-5440 PIQUA, Colonial Terrace Apts., Water, Sewer, Trash, Hot Water, Refrigerator, Range included. 2 BR $480, 1 BR $450. Washer/ Dryer on site. Pets welcome. No application fee. 6 or 12 month lease. (937)7731952. TIPP/ TROY, near I-75, 2 bedroom townhouse, 1.5 bath, all appliances, AC, no dogs, $490, (937)335-1825 TIPP/ TROY, new everything and super clean! 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, no pets, no prior evictions, $550 month, $550 deposit, 1 year lease, (937)5454513

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MASTIFF PUPPIES, 3 male 3 female, asking $500, parents on premises, 3 brindle, 3 fawn. Call (937)622-0931 Apartments /Townhouses

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15 June 26, 2013


■ Golf

• TENNIS: The Troy Recreation Department is again sponsoring the Frydell Junior Open Tennis Tournament July 10-13 at Troy Community Park. The tournament is for boys and girls ages 18 and under. To register, download and print the form at All forms must be received by July 5. For more information, contact Dave Moore at (937) 368-2663 or (937) 418-2633 or by email at • RUNNING: The Herb Jay River Run 5K race and free 0.5K event for children will be held June 25 at the Lima Family YMCA. The 0.5K event begins at 6:45 p.m. and the 5K starts at 7 p.m. Registration forms can be found at, and for more information contact Dan at (419) 233-5487. • SKATING: Hobart Arena will hold public skating sessions this summer. All public skating sessions are held Fridays from 8-10 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for Children (14 and under) and $2.50 for skate rental. The dates for public skating this summer are June 28 and July 19 and 26. • RUNNING: The Piqua Optimist Club’s fifth annual Bob Mikolajewski Memorial 5K Run and Walk will be held at 8:30 a.m. July 13 at the Piqua High School Alexander Stadium. Pre-registrations must be received by July 6 to ensure a race t-shirt. Go online to to download the event registration flyer. Online registration is also available through Race day registration will begin at 7:15 a.m. The cost to participate in the event is $15, and prizes will be awarded to the overall and age category winners. • COACHING: Bethel High School has three coaching positions open for the upcoming school year. For the asst. varsity football coach position, contact head coach Kevin Finfrock at (937) 2165036. For the boys junior varsity basketball position, contact Eric Glover at (937) 510-7795 or at The seventh grade volleyball coaching job is also open. For more information, contact Tim Zigler at (937) 845-9487. • GOLF: The Tippecanoe boys basketball program will host a golf outing at 11:30 a.m. June 28 at Homestead Golf Course. Proceeds will benefit the Tippecanoe boys basketball program, and Hickory River Barbecue and drinks will be provided. Visit and click on “Golf” to download a registration form. • HOCKEY: Registrations are now being accepted for the Troy Recreation Department’s Summer Youth Introduction to Hockey Program held at Hobart Arena. The program is for youth ages 5-10 years old and includes three dates: July 16, 23 and 30 from 7:308:30 p.m. The program is for those who have never participated in an organized hockey program. An equipment rental program is available. The cost of the program is $10 for all three sessions. To register, visit the Recreation Department located in Hobart Arena, 255 Adams St. or visit on the “registrations” page and print off a registration form. Contact the Recreation Department at 339-5145 for further information.

Event in memory of Blythe set for July 27 Christmas in July Golf Scramble aims to help children in need BY COLIN FOSTER Associate Sports Editor In just a few short weeks, people will be able to enjoy a little golfing, while giving back to a good cause in the process. The Christmas in July Golf Scramble and Fundraiser in Memory of Staci Jo Blythe will take place at the Stillwater

Valley Golf Club July 27 in Versailles. The tournament will have a shotgun start at 8 a.m. All proceeds from the event will be used to celebrate Christmas with area children in need in the memory of Staci Blythe. “Staci passed away three years ago this August,” her father Forrest Blythe said. “The last three or four years of her life, I think the last two years of

VERSAILLES her life she actually laid on her stomach. She always adopted needy kids at Christmas time and bought them gifts. That was a big part of her life around the holidays. When she left us, we tried to carry that tradition on.” Entries or donations must be received by July 25. Hole sponsors are still available, with the cost of $50 for each hole. These can be sent to Dusty Blythe at 114 E. Franklin St., Troy, OH

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45373. This year marks the third time the event will be held. Last year, the fundraiser helped 155 children. This year, however, the Blythe family is hoping it can help even more kids around Christmas time. “It’s been a blessing for those kids, and it’s really kind of helped us,” Forrest said. Information concerning entry fees and forms is available at Stillwater Valley Golf Club or at

■ Legion Baseball

Post 43 crushes Lima Staff Report Troy Post 43 will enter this weekend’s East Tennessee Blast Tournament riding a wave of momentum. Post 43 pounded out 17 hits, plus got good pitching performances from Luke Veldman and Jimmy Pelphrey in an 11-1 eight inning run-rule of Lima Tuesday. With the victory, Post 43 improves to 21-9 on the season and has now won its last eight out of 10 games. “We had a five-game streak heading into last Friday, then we lost a pair,” Troy Post 43 coach Frosty Brown said. “We’ve won three in a row since, so we’ve won eight out of 10. We’re right where we should be, our young guys are starting to come around.”

LIMA Zach Thompson had a huge day offensively Tuesday, going 5 for 5 with two doubles, a pair of RBIs and two runs. Hunter Gleadell doubled and added a two-run homer in the eighth, Evan Bowling went 4 for 6 with a double, Garrett Mitchell finished 3 for 6 with three RBIs and Nick Antonides added a double. Veldman went six complete innings, striking out five and scattering five hits. Pelphry struck out four in two innings pitched — including fanning the side in the bottom of the eighth. Post 43 returns to action Thursday against the Tennessee Bombers at 11 a.m. The game will be played in Athens Post 43 .................115 000 04 — 11 Lima.......................000 000 10 — 1 Veldman, Pelphry (7) and Mitchell. AP PHOTO Kinett, Smith (4), Koverman (8) and Cincinnati Reds’ Bronson Arroyo works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball Fullenkemp and Stoltz (7). WP — game Tuesday in Oakland, Calif. The A’s held a 2-0 lead on the Reds in the top of the third inning. The Veldman. LP — Kinett. 2B — Martz (2) game was not complete at press time. To find out which team came out on top, visit www.tdn- (L), Antonides (T), Gleadell (T), Thompson (2) (T), Bowling (T). HR — Gleadell (T). Records: Troy Post 43 21-9.


■ Tennis

TODAY No events scheduled

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THURSDAY Legion Baseball Troy Post 43 vs. Tennessee Bombers at East Tenn. Blast Tourney (11 a.m.)

WHAT’S INSIDE National Hockey League ......16 National Football League .....16 Television Schedule..............17 Scoreboard ............................17 NBA......................................22

Blackhawks capture Stanley Cup title When Rocky Wirtz took over the Chicago Blackhawks six years ago, they were among the worst teams in the NHL. See Page 16.

Williams stretches winning streak LONDON (AP) — After a week filled by a headline-grabbing, off-court tiff with Maria Sharapova and a series of apologies stemming from a magazine profile, Serena Williams got back to doing what she does best. Better than anyone in the world right now, really. Extending her winning streak to 32 matches, the longest single-season run on the women’s tour since 2000, Williams began her bid for a sixth Wimbledon championship and 17th Grand Slam title overall with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over 92nd-ranked Mandy Minella of Luxembourg on Tuesday. “You can call her pretty much unbeatable,” Minella said. “She’s playing better than ever. … Every time she steps on court, you can see why.” And yet Williams, the defending champion at the All England Club, and Patrick Mouratoglou, the French coach who’s been helping her during the current 75-3 stretch that dates to the start of Wimbledon last year, both gave this assessment: There are areas of her AP PHOTO game that could use some fine-tuning. “After today, there’s so many ways Serena Williams competes against Mandy Minella during their Women’s first round singles match at the that I can improve,” the No. 1-ranked All England Lawn Tennis Championships Tuesday in and No. 1-seeded Williams said, “and Wimbledon, London. that I’m going to need to improve if I

want to be in the second week of this tournament.” Really? How about some examples? “Come on,” Williams replied, tilting her head and smiling. Here was Mouratoglou’s take after watching Williams win her first 17 service points and compile a 25-5 edge in total winners on Centre Court: “I mean, of course, not everything is perfect yet. It’s interesting to see what we need to work on for the (coming) days.” They also agreed that she did not have too hard a time setting aside the events of the previous seven days, which included a lot of saying “I’m sorry” face-to-face with Sharapova, at a news conference, in two separate statements posted on the web over things Williams was quoted as saying in a Rolling Stone story. Williams made a negative reference in a phone conversation to a top-five player’s love life (the piece’s author surmised that was about Sharapova) and an off-the-cuff remark about a widely publicized rape case in the U.S. that was perceived by some as criticizing the victim. “It hasn’t been a distraction,” Williams insisted. “I’m just here to focus on the tennis.”

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■ National Football League

Rookies learn X’s and O’s of life


Cleveland Browns’ Leon McFadden, right, Jamoris Slaughter, second from right, Garrett Gilkey, back, and Armonty Bryant, front left, lead a cheer with area youngsters during a Play 60 event as part of NFL football's rookie symposium at the Cleveland Browns practice facility Tuesday in Berea.

BEREA (AP) — The money can disappear, the fame can vanish. This week, NFL rookies are being reminded that the game’s hardest knocks often happen off the field. During the league’s annual Rookie Symposium, first-year players are getting a crash course into everything that goes into being a professional athlete the good, and the bad. The NFL wants its newest members to be prepared not only for what awaits them this season, but for the years ahead, especially those days when they’re no longer making big paychecks or big plays. Through various educa-

tional seminars, candid, sometimes heartbreaking speeches and panel discussions, players are learning the X’s and O’s of life. “It’s a great opportunity for us to be out here learning from players who’ve been here, been in our shoes and who are where we want to be,” said San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o, the former Notre Dame star who this year was the target of a hoax involving a fake girlfriend. “As we get into the next phase of our lives, it’s a new phase, something we’re not used to, so to keep our circle small and remember the people who have always been there for you.”

The AFC’s rookie class arrived in Aurora, Ohio, on Sunday to begin the fourday session, which the league has constructed as a teaching and bonding experience. The NFC rookies arrive Wednesday and stay through Sunday. On Monday, players attended a seminar titled: “Are You Bigger Than The Game?” that featured Cincinnati cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones and former Ohio State star running back Maurice Clarett as speakers. Jones recently pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge and has had other off-the-field issues that led to league

suspensions. He talked frankly about his many errors and warned players about them. “He’s always been a guy who has preached don’t do the same mistakes he’s done,” said New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith, who knows Jones because both played at West Virginia. “He’s made a lot of mistakes in his career, but he’s a guy who is still standing strong and still working hard. He’s using his past trials and tribulations to try and help us.” Because Jones is still an active player and Clarett’s story is well documented, their messages resonated with the young players.

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Future looks bright

Orioles score 6-3 win over Indians

Blackhawks expect to compete for years to come CHICAGO (AP) — When Rocky Wirtz took over the Chicago Blackhawks six years ago, they were among the worst teams in the NHL. Fast forward to Tuesday, when the owner mingled with fans and friends hours after the Blackhawks flew home with the Stanley Cup for the second time in four seasons. It’s been quite the turnaround, and the 60year-old Wirtz thinks there is more to come. “I think we’re going to see a lot of good years ahead of us,” he said. It sure looks that way. Unlike in 2010, when the title-winning team underwent changes because of salary-cap issues, the Blackhawks will be able to bring back many of their top players next season when they try to become the first repeat Stanley Cup winner since the Detroit Red Wings in 1998. Forwards Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp, and defensemen Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook are all under contract for at least two more seasons. Brandon Saad, one of the finalists for the Calder Trophy given to the NHL’s top rookie, is years away from restricted free agency. “I think there’s something about our core,” said Kane, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the playoffs. “Hopefully we can stay together a long time, because that’s two Cups in four years, and we seem to only be getting better and better as players as time goes on here.” The Blackhawks lost in the first round of the playoffs in each of the previous two seasons, but general manager Stan Bowman decided to stay the course. He kept Joel Quenneville in place even though the coach was hired by his predecessor, Dale Tallon. Corey Crawford was given time to develop in goal, and he rewarded the organization’s patience with a terrific performance in this year’s playoffs. Kane matured into one of the NHL’s top players. Ask Wirtz and team president John McDonough about the Blackhawks’ turnaround, and their response often includes some variation of hire the right people and

BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Davis and Alexi Casilla homered in a fiverun seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Cleveland Indians 6-3 Tuesday night to end a four-game losing streak. Davis tied the game at 3 with his major leagueleading 28th home run, a two-run shot, and Casilla added a three-run drive. Both homers were off Justin Masterson (9-6), who took a three-hitter into the seventh. Chris Tillman (9-2) gave up three runs, four hits and four walks in seven innings to win his fifth straight start. The right-hander is 6-0 in seven starts since May 19. Jim Johnson pitched the ninth for his 27th save. Jason Kipnis homered, walked twice and singled for the Indians, who were seeking a fourth straight road victory for the first time since April 2012. Masterson, who was perfect through four innings, ended up allow-

ing six runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings. The Baltimore seventh began with Masterson hitting Adam Jones with a pitch and Davis sending the right-hander’s next offering into the bleachers. After Matt Wieters drew a walk and Chris Dickerson reached on a check-swing grounder, Casilla the No.9 hitter in the lineup cleared the bases. It was Casilla’s first home run since August 8, 2012 also off Masterson. That was enough to end a four-game skid in which Baltimore lost three games to Toronto and another to Cleveland by a combined 29-15 score. Cleveland used a single, two walks and a sacrifice fly by Michael Brantley to go up 1-0 in the first inning. In the second, the Indians put runners at the corners with no outs but could not score. After allowing six of the first 12 Cleveland batters to reach base, Tillman retired the next six in a row.

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Documents sealed in Hernandez incident

everyone back. According to, forwards Bryan Bickell, Michal Handzus, Viktor Stalberg and Jamal Mayers, defenseman Michal Rozsival and goalie Ray Emery are eligible for unrestricted free agency. Bickell is likely headed for a big pay day that would put him out of Chicago’s reach unless it decides to shed salary to make room for the physical winger. The 6-foot-4 Bickell had nine goals and eight assists in the playoffs, including the tying score at the end of the third period in the Blackhawks’ titleclinching 3-2 victory at Boston on Monday night. Stalberg and Emery probably won’t be back, as well. Stalberg was in and out of the lineup during

the playoffs after he had nine goals and 14 assists in his third season with Chicago. With Crawford’s emergence, Emery didn’t make a postseason appearance, and the Blackhawks also signed Antti Raanta of Finland in June. “What you’re going to have with a hard salary cap, you have to keep bringing in younger players all the time,” Wirtz said. “You can’t just go up the free-agent market and buy a team. You have to do it the old-fashioned way and it’s developing it.” They certainly made all the right moves this year, when the Blackhawks stormed to the league’s best record for the lockoutshortened season. They earned at least one point in the first 24 games, setting an NHL record.

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts court said Tuesday it has sealed documents related to the killing of a semipro football player found dead a mile from the home of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. Attleboro District Court officials said documents related to the case, including search warrants, have been impounded, meaning the public can’t see them. No charges have been filed. State police have searched in and around Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough several times. At least three search warrants have been issued in connection with the investigation. Odin Lloyd, who played for the semi-pro Boston Bandits, was found slain June 17. The 27-year-old’s relatives said he was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee and that the two men were friends. Hernandez’s attorney has said he will refrain from commenting on the substance of the investi-

Murray, last year’s runnerup at the All England Club, are the only two left. “It’s hard for all the British players to come in here and, you know, lose first round,” said Robson, who beat Kim Clijsters at the 2012 U.S. Open in the last match of the four-time major champion’s career, “because you just feel extra disappointed.” Other women winning easily included No. 4

Agnieszka Radwanska, the 2012 runner-up to Williams; 2011 French Open champion Li Na; and No. 7 Angelique Kerber, who eliminated Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S. 6-3, 6-4. Nadal’s straight-set loss to 135th-ranked Steve Darcis was still a main topic of conversation, and top-seeded Novak Djokovic called it a reminder that “you cannot take anything

or anybody for granted.” “To be honest, I was expecting him to be a bit rusty on the court,” Djokovic said. “In the opening rounds, obviously, it’s very dangerous for top players who haven’t been playing on grass. … On the other side of the net is somebody that is lower ranked, he has nothing to lose, so he’s going for his shots.” As Djokovic dispatched


Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane, left, is congratulated by Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, right, as Kane carries the Conn Smythe trophy, awarded to the team’s most valuable player, after the Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Monday in Boston. then stay out of the way. The steady leadership in the front office is one of the reasons Chicago is the first franchise with two titles since the NHL instituted a salary cap in 2005. “I think Stan Bowman and Al MacIsaac and Norm Maciver and everybody in our hockey operations, they do a meticulous job,” McDonough said, “and they’ve been planning for this offseason as we did before for months and months, so we’ll be ready for it. “We’re going to do everything we can and try to keep as many of these guys as we can and just keep this rolling.” But with the salary cap dropping to $64.3 million next season, it’s going to be next to impossible for the Blackhawks to bring

gation while it is ongoing. Reporters have been camped out for days at Hernandez’s sprawling home on the Rhode Island line, not far from the stadium where the Patriots play. They reported Tuesday that Hernandez got a visit from Boston defense attorney James Sultan. A spokesman for Michael Fee, the attorney who has been representing Hernandez, said Tuesday that Sultan’s firm, Rankin & Sultan, has been co-counsel on the case from the beginning. Among other wellknown cases, Sultan helped win a new trial for a former New York banking executive accused of fatally stabbing his former girlfriend on the exclusive island of Nantucket. The Patriots drafted Hernandez, who is originally from Bristol, Conn., out of the University of Florida in 2010. Last summer, the team gave him a five-year contract worth $40 million.

34th-ranked Florian Mayer of Germany 6-3, 7-5, 6-4, the only real hitch was when he slipped to the Centre Court grass. No. 4 David Ferrer, who reached his first Grand Slam final at the French Open but lost to Nadal, took two falls and said he felt a “little bit of pain” in his left ankle during a 6-1, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 victory over 101st-ranked Martin Alund of Argentina.

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Wimbledon ■ CONTINUED FROM 15 All in all, by easily winning her first match since winning the French Open on June 8, she helped restore order at Wimbledon 24 hours after a chaotic Day 1 that included the only firstround Grand Slam loss of 12-time major champion Rafael Nadal’s career and a scary-looking, kneetwisting tumble by two-

time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka during her win. The highest-seeded player to depart Tuesday was No. 10 Maria Kirilenko, beaten 6-3, 6-4 by teenager Laura Robson, the first British woman to beat a top-10 player at Wimbledon in 15 years. Of the 10 local players who entered the tournament, Robson and reigning U.S. Open champion Andy




BASEBALL Baseball Expanded Standings All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Boston 45 33 .577 New York 42 34 .553 43 35 .551 Baltimore 41 37 .526 Tampa Bay 38 38 .500 Toronto Central Division L Pct W Detroit 42 32 .568 Cleveland 39 37 .513 35 38 .479 Kansas City 34 39 .466 Minnesota 31 42 .425 Chicago West Division L Pct W Texas 44 33 .571 Oakland 44 34 .564 Seattle 34 43 .442 33 43 .434 Los Angeles 29 48 .377 Houston NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Atlanta 44 33 .571 Washington 38 38 .500 36 41 .468 Philadelphia 30 42 .417 New York 26 50 .342 Miami Central Division W L Pct St. Louis 47 29 .618 Pittsburgh 46 30 .605 Cincinnati 45 32 .584 31 43 .419 Chicago 31 43 .419 Milwaukee West Division L Pct W Arizona 41 35 .539 Colorado 39 38 .506 San Diego 39 38 .506 San Francisco 38 38 .500 33 42 .440 Los Angeles

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Monday's Games Cleveland 5, Baltimore 2 Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 1 Tuesday's Games Baltimore 6, Cleveland 3 N.Y. Yankees 4, Texas 3 L.A. Angels at Detroit, 7:08 p.m. Miami 4, Minnesota 2 Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 1 Colorado at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Atlanta at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. St. Louis at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Wednesday's Games Toronto (Dickey 6-8) at Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 4-8), 12:10 p.m. Minnesota (Diamond 5-6) at Miami (Koehler 1-5), 12:40 p.m. Cincinnati (H.Bailey 4-5) at Oakland (Griffin 5-6), 3:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (J.Gomez 2-0) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 8-4), 3:40 p.m. Colorado (Oswalt 0-1) at Boston (Lackey 4-5), 4:05 p.m. Cleveland (Kazmir 4-4) at Baltimore (Hammel 7-4), 7:05 p.m. Texas (Grimm 6-5) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 5-5), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Hanson 4-2) at Detroit (J.Alvarez 1-0), 7:08 p.m. Atlanta (Minor 8-3) at Kansas City (Mendoza 2-4), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Marcum 0-9) at Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 1-4), 8:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lynn 10-1) at Houston (Bedard 2-3), 8:10 p.m. Thursday's Games Texas at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Detroit, 1:08 p.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday's Games San Diego 4, Philadelphia 3, 10 innings L.A. Dodgers 3, San Francisco 1 Tuesday's Games Washington 7, Arizona 5 Miami 4, Minnesota 2 Colorado at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Atlanta at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. St. Louis at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Philadelphia at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Wednesday's Games Minnesota (Diamond 5-6) at Miami (Koehler 1-5), 12:40 p.m. Cincinnati (H.Bailey 4-5) at Oakland (Griffin 5-6), 3:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (J.Gomez 2-0) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 8-4), 3:40 p.m. Colorado (Oswalt 0-1) at Boston (Lackey 4-5), 4:05 p.m. Arizona (Miley 4-6) at Washington (Zimmermann 10-3), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (Minor 8-3) at Kansas City (Mendoza 2-4), 8:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Feldman 6-6) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 6-6), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Marcum 0-9) at Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 1-4), 8:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lynn 10-1) at Houston (Bedard 2-3), 8:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 2-11) at San Diego (Erlin 1-0), 10:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 4-7) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 5-5), 10:10 p.m. Thursday's Games Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Arizona at Washington, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Colorado, 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Orioles 6, Indians 3 Cleveland Baltimore ab r h bi ab r h bi Bourn cf 5 1 1 0 McLoth lf 3 0 0 0 Aviles ss 3 1 1 0 Machd 3b 4 0 1 0 Kipnis 2b 2 1 2 2 Markks rf 4 0 0 0 Swisher 1b 3 0 0 0 A.Jones cf 3 2 1 0 Brantly lf 3 0 0 1 C.Davis 1b 4 1 2 2 CSantn c 3 0 0 0 Wieters c 2 1 0 0 MrRynl dh 3 0 1 0 Hardy ss 3 0 0 1 Chsnhll 3b 4 0 1 0 ChDckr dh 3 1 1 0 Stubbs rf 3 0 0 0 ACasill 2b 3 1 1 3 Giambi ph 0 0 0 0 Raburn pr 0 0 0 0 Totals 29 3 6 3 Totals 29 6 6 6 Cleveland..................100 020 000—3 Baltimore ..................000 010 50x—6 DP_Cleveland 1, Baltimore 2. LOB_Cleveland 7, Baltimore 2. 2B_Bourn (12), Machado (35). HR_Kipnis (10), C.Davis (28), A.Casilla (1). S_Aviles. SF_Brantley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IP H R ER BB SO Cleveland Masterson L,9-6 .6 1-3 6 6 6 1 7 Hagadone . . . . . . . . .1 0 0 0 1 1 Albers . . . . . . . . . . .2-3 0 0 0 0 0 Baltimore

Tillman W,9-2 . . . . . . .7 4 3 3 4 6 Patton H,3 . . . . . . . . .1 1 0 0 0 1 Ji.Johnson S,27-31 . .1 1 0 0 2 1 HBP_by Masterson (A.Jones). WP_Masterson. Umpires_Home, Mike DiMuro; First, Ted Barrett; Second, Will Little; Third, Scott Barry. T_2:24. A_20,924 (45,971). Tuesday's Major League Linescores¢ AMERICAN LEAGUE Texas . . . . . .001 110 000—3 7 2 NewYork . . .000 111 001—4 8 1 Darvish, Cotts (6), Scheppers (8) and Pierzynski; Kuroda, Logan (7), D.Robertson (8), Rivera (9) and C.Stewart.W_Rivera 1-1. L_Scheppers 51. HRs_Texas, L.Martin 2 (5). New York, Hafner (12), Gardner (7), J.Nix (2), I.Suzuki (4). Toronto . . . .010 000 000—1 6 0 Tampa Bay .010 300 10x—5 11 0 Buehrle, Wagner (6), Cecil (7), Delabar (7), McGowan (8) and Arencibia; M.Moore, McGee (7), Farnsworth (8), J.Wright (9) and J.Molina.W_M.Moore 103. L_Buehrle 4-5. INTERLEAGUE Minnesota . .001 000 010—2 8 3 Miami . . . . . .000 002 11x—4 8 1 Correia, Duensing (7), Roenicke (7), Thielbar (8) and Mauer; Fernandez, A.Ramos (6), M.Dunn (8), Qualls (8), Cishek (9) and Brantly. W_A.Ramos 2-2. L_Correia 6-5. Sv_Cishek (13). HRs_Miami, Dietrich (7). NATIONAL LEAGUE Arizona . . . .000 001 211—5 14 1 Washington .005 010 01x—7 11 1 Cahill, Spruill (6), W.Harris (7), Sipp (7), Ziegler (8) and M.Montero; G.Gonzalez, Storen (7), Clippard (8), R.Soriano (9) and K.Suzuki. W_G.Gonzalez 4-3. L_Cahill 39. Sv_R.Soriano (20). HRs_Arizona, Prado (6). Washington, Ad.LaRoche (11). Midwest League At A Glance Eastern Division Lake County (Indians) Great Lakes (Dodgers) West Michigan (Tigers) Bowling Green (Rays) Dayton (Reds) x-South Bend (D-backs) Fort Wayne (Padres) Lansing (Blue Jays) Western Division


SPORTS ON TV TODAY COLLEGE BASEBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — World Series, finals, game 3, teams TBD, at Omaha, Neb. (if necessary) GOLF 4 p.m. TGC — PGA of America, Professional National Championship, final round, at Corvallis, Ore. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3:30 p.m. FSN — Cincinnati at Oakland 4 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Colorado at Boston or Cincinnati at Oakland (3:30 p.m. start) 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Texas at N.Y. Yankees 8 p.m. WGN — Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee SOCCER 2:30 p.m. ESPN — FIFA, Confederations Cup, semifinals, teams TBD, at Belo Horizonte, Brazil TENNIS 7 a.m. ESPN2 — The Wimbledon Championships, early round, at London

THURSDAY AUTO RACING 5 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Truck Series, pole qualifying for UNOH 225, at Sparta, Ky. 8 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Truck Series, UNOH 225, at Sparta, Ky. CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE 9 p.m. NBCSN — Montreal at Winnipeg EXTREME SPORTS 8 p.m. ESPN2 — X Games, at Munich (same-day tape) GOLF 9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, The Irish Open, first round, at Maynooth, Ireland 12:30 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, Senior Players Championship, first round, at Pittsburgh 3 p.m. ESPN2 — USGA, U.S. Women's Open, first round, at Southampton, N.Y. TGC — PGA Tour, AT&T National, first round, at Bethesda, Md. 6 p.m. TGC — Tour, United Leasing Championship, first round, at Newburgh, Ind. (same-day tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Texas at N.Y. Yankees or L.A. Angels at Detroit 7 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Cleveland at Baltimore or Toronto at Boston NBA BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPN — Draft, at Brooklyn, N.Y. SOCCER 2:30 p.m. ESPN — FIFA, Confederations Cup, semifinals, teams TBD, at Fortaleza, Brazil TENNIS 7 a.m. ESPN2 — The Wimbledon Championships, early round, at London Wisconsin at Clinton, 8 p.m.

AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup Top 10 in Points: 1. J.Johnson, ...................................573 2. C.Edwards, ..................................548 3. C.Bowyer, ....................................528 4. K.Harvick, ....................................510 5. M.Kenseth, ..................................481 6. G.Biffle, ........................................479 7. D.Earnhardt Jr., ...........................479 8. Ky.Busch, .....................................461 9. Bra.Keselowski, ..........................454 10. M.Truex Jr., ................................453

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W L Pct. GB Cedar Rapids (Twins) 5 01.000 — 5 01.000 — Quad Cities (Astros) 4 1 .800 1 x-Beloit (Athletics) Clinton (Mariners) 4 1 .800 1 Burlington (Angels) 1 4 .200 4 Peoria (Cardinals) 1 4 .200 4 Kane County (Cubs) 0 5 .000 5 0 5 .000 5 Wisconsin (Brewers) x-clinched first half Saturday's Games Dayton 6, Lake County 5, 10 innings Great Lakes 2, West Michigan 1 South Bend 9, Fort Wayne 1 Clinton 5, Burlington 4, 10 innings Cedar Rapids 8, Wisconsin 3 Quad Cities 6, Kane County 5, 11 innings Beloit 9, Peoria 7 Bowling Green 9, Lansing 1 Sunday's Games Cedar Rapids 13, Wisconsin 9 Clinton 9, Burlington 5 Beloit 3, Peoria 1 Great Lakes 10, South Bend 7 Lansing 14, Dayton 8 West Michigan 12, Fort Wayne 6 Quad Cities 6, Kane County 1 Lake County 4, Bowling Green 3 Monday's Games Dayton 7, Lansing 3 South Bend 2, Great Lakes 1 Lake County 1, Bowling Green 0 Tuesday's Games West Michigan 7, Fort Wayne 5 Lake County 6, Bowling Green 3 Cedar Rapids 6, Burlington 4 Dayton 8, Lansing 1 Great Lakes 10, South Bend 1 Beloit 9, Kane County 5 Clinton 2, Wisconsin 1 Quad Cities 4, Peoria 1 Wednesday's Games Beloit at Kane County, 1 p.m. Great Lakes at Lake County, 7 p.m. Dayton at West Michigan, 7 p.m. Bowling Green at South Bend, 7:05 p.m. Fort Wayne at Lansing, 7:05 p.m. Burlington at Cedar Rapids, 7:35 p.m. Quad Cities at Peoria, 8 p.m. Wisconsin at Clinton, 8 p.m. Thursday's Games Great Lakes at Lake County, 11 a.m. Dayton at West Michigan, 7 p.m. Bowling Green at South Bend, 7:05 p.m. Fort Wayne at Lansing, 7:05 p.m. Beloit at Kane County, 7:30 p.m. Burlington at Cedar Rapids, 7:35 p.m. Quad Cities at Peoria, 8 p.m.

NHL Stanley Cup Glance All Times EDT STANLEY CUP FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Boston vs. Chicago Wednesday, June 12: Chicago 4, Boston 3, 3OT Saturday, June 15: Boston 2, Chicago 1, OT Monday, June 17: Boston 2, Chicago 0 Wednesday, June 19: Chicago 6, Boston 5, OT Saturday, June 22: Chicago 3, Boston 1 Monday, June 24: Chicago 3, Boston 2, Chicago wins series 4-2

GOLF World Golf Ranking Through June 23 1. Tiger Woods .........USA 12.89 2. Rory McIlroy............NIr 9.53 8.16 3. Justin Rose............Eng 4. Adam Scott ............Aus 7.43 5. Matt Kuchar ..........USA 6.73 6. Phil Mickelson ......USA 6.21 7. Luke Donald ..........Eng 6.06 8. Brandt Snedeker ..USA 5.98 9. Graeme McDowell ..NIr 5.51 10. Louis Oosthuizen .SAf 5.19 11. Steve Stricker .....USA 5.12 12. Lee Westwood.....Eng 4.98 13. Charl Schwartzel..SAf 4.89 14. Ernie Els ..............SAf 4.87 15. Sergio Garcia ......Esp 4.82 16. Keegan Bradley ..USA 4.80 17. Bubba Watson ....USA 4.58 18. Jason Day............Aus 4.53 19. Webb Simpson ...USA 4.40 20. Ian Poulter ...........Eng 4.34 21. Jason Dufner......USA 4.31 22. Hunter Mahan ....USA 4.19 23. Dustin Johnson ..USA 4.06 24. Peter Hanson......Swe 3.61 25. Nick Watney........USA 3.52 26. Matteo Manassero.Ita 3.49 27. Bo Van Pelt.........USA 3.47 28. Jim Furyk............USA 3.38 29. Bill Haas .............USA 3.23 30. Rickie Fowler ......USA 3.18 31. Zach Johnson.....USA 3.16 32. Henrik Stenson ...Swe 3.15 33. Branden Grace.....SAf 3.08 34. Martin Kaymer .....Ger 2.99 35. Billy Horschel .....USA 2.91 36. Thorbjorn Olesen Den 2.86 37. Kevin Streelman .USA 2.83 38. Fernandez-CastanoEsp 2.77 39. Jamie Donaldson.Wal 2.73 40. Scott Piercy ........USA 2.72 41. Nicolas Colsaerts .Bel 2.70 42. Francesco Molinari Ita 2.70 43. Carl Pettersson ...Swe 2.69 44. Robert Garrigus .USA 2.57 45. Ryan Moore........USA 2.57 46. Paul Lawrie..........Sco 2.56 47. David Lynn ..........Eng 2.53 48. Hideki MatsuyamaJpn 2.51 49. Michael ThompsonUSA 2.50 50. D.A. Points ..........USA 2.46 51. Russell Henley ...USA 2.45 52. Tim Clark..............SAf 2.42 53. Thongchai Jaidee Tha 2.38 54. Martin Laird .........Sco 2.38 55. Angel Cabrera......Arg 2.33

56. Richard Sterne.....SAf 57. Thomas Bjorn......Den 58. Bernd Wiesberger Aut 59. Boo Weekley ......USA 60. Fredrik Jacobson Swe 61. Marcel Siem.........Ger 62. Alexander Noren.Swe 63. George Coetzee ..SAf 64. Marc Leishman ....Aus 65. Kyle Stanley........USA 66. John Senden .......Aus 67. Padraig Harrington..Irl 68. Chris Wood..........Eng 69. Mikko Ilonen..........Fin 70. Ken Duke............USA 71. Jimmy Walker .....USA 72. Charles Howell IIIUSA 73. Luke Guthrie.......USA 74. Graham Delaet....Can 75. Hiroyuki Fujita ......Jpn

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PGA Tour FedExCup Leaders Through June 23 ............................Points YTDMoney 1. Tiger Woods ......2,380 $5,909,742 2. Matt Kuchar .......1,964 $4,393,265 3. Brandt Snedeker1,528 $3,503,655 4. Phil Mickelson ...1,518 $3,417,984 5. Billy Horschel.....1,413 $2,998,128 6. Justin Rose........1,358 $3,032,310 7. Kevin Streelman 1,234 $2,572,989 8. Boo Weekley .....1,154 $2,307,509 9. Jason Day..........1,101 $2,566,023 10. Keegan Bradley1,044 $2,246,059 11. Hunter Mahan .1,003 $2,164,115 12. Adam Scott.........999 $2,356,511 13. Webb Simpson ...994 $2,038,061 14. D.A. Points ..........985 $2,151,022 15. Charles Howell III940 $1,739,000 16. Russell Henley ...935 $1,800,028 17. Harris English.....927 $1,812,952 18. Steve Stricker .....918 $2,187,146 19. Dustin Johnson ..887 $1,889,743 20. Ken Duke............842 $1,600,045 21. Graeme McDowell838 $1,910,654 22. Jimmy Walker .....812 $1,507,450 23. Sang-Moon Bae .770 $1,604,762 24. Chris Kirk............757 $1,332,198 25. Scott Stallings ....756 $1,497,947 26. Bill Haas .............755 $1,591,333 27. Martin Laird ........750 $1,647,282 28. John Merrick.......745 $1,532,105 29. Graham DeLaet..743 $1,348,387 30. Michael Thompson733$1,516,253 31. Brian Gay ...........730 $1,266,129 32. Charl Schwartzel 726 $1,543,853 33. Ryan Palmer.......704 $1,412,028 34. Chris Stroud .......691 $1,359,584 35. Rickie Fowler ......676 $1,338,744 36. Charley Hoffman 672 $1,341,628 37. Bubba Watson ....670 $1,311,226 38. David Lingmerth .666 $1,478,797 39. Angel Cabrera ....662 $1,418,356 40. David Lynn..........652 $1,332,578 41. Josh Teater .........651 $1,257,470 42. Rory McIlroy .......650 $1,390,586 43. Brendon de Jonge641 $1,076,510 44. Freddie Jacobson636 $1,175,281 45. John Rollins........636 $1,097,754 46. Tim Clark ............635 $1,275,351 47. Scott Piercy ........632 $1,271,822 48. Luke Donald .......632 $1,250,696 49. Lee Westwood....632 $1,424,654 50. Henrik Stenson...629 $1,371,397 51. Kevin Chappell ...622 $1,279,035 52. Kyle Stanley........602 $1,330,063 53. Marc Leishman...586 $1,185,933 54. Derek Ernst ........561 $1,264,821 55. Sergio Garcia .....560 $1,385,604 56. Cameron Tringale560 $847,919 57. Jim Furyk............553 $985,194 58. Nick Watney........542 $1,035,449 59. Luke Guthrie.......539 $910,163 60. Scott Brown ........533 $922,913 61. Ryan Moore........521 $1,068,574 62. K.J. Choi .............515 $786,961 63. Jason Dufner ......493 $817,794 64. Robert Garrigus .490 $943,680 65. Zach Johnson.....490 $911,715 66. Kevin Stadler ......486 $848,620 67. Brian Davis.........476 $696,264 68. Bo Van Pelt.........473 $832,724 69. Brian Stuard .......467 $766,349 70. John Huh............458 $949,257 71. Pat Perez............452 $735,690

72. Jerry Kelly...........442 $609,321 73. Geoff Ogilvy .......439 $829,219 74. Matt Jones..........436 $654,565 75. Richard H. Lee ...431 $712,370 76. Ian Poulter ..........427 $957,123 77. Justin Leonard....421 $506,945 78. Jeff Overton........421 $651,008 79. Stewart Cink.......415 $666,348 80. David Hearn .......414 $603,130 81. Ernie Els.............412 $833,058 82. Charlie Beljan.....411 $858,812 83. Carl Pettersson...405 $633,389 84. Jeff Maggert .......401 $979,727 85. James Hahn .......400 $782,186 86. Bob Estes...........395 $534,610 87. Justin Hicks ........390 $676,525 88. Lucas Glover ......388 $661,952 89. Erik Compton .....380 $584,644 90. John Senden ......380 $553,529 91. Ted Potter, Jr.......373 $571,645 92. James Driscoll ....370 $565,226 93. Patrick Reed.......370 $649,337 94. Roberto Castro...367 $484,895 95. Nicholas Thompson361 $504,317 96. Mark Wilson........360 $697,330 97. Brian Harman.....358 $505,729 98. Ben Crane ..........355 $777,549 99. Brendan Steele ..352 $497,243 100. Matt Every ........351 $653,967 101. Bryce Molder ....348 $489,958 102. J.J. Henry .........344 $545,213 103. Camilo Villegas.332 $493,884 104. Padraig Harrington330 $690,289 105. Aaron Baddeley326 $544,864 106. Greg Chalmers.325 $542,576 107. William McGirt ..320 $453,598 108. George McNeill.315 $360,345 109. Martin Flores ....299 $417,197 110. Jason Kokrak....298 $591,673 111. Nicolas Colsaerts292 $610,050 112. Gary Woodland 292 $419,158 113. Chez Reavie.....290 $406,306 114. Scott Langley....287 $481,268 115. Bud Cauley.......287 $376,723 116. Peter Hanson....285 $503,606 117. Martin Kaymer..281 $561,641 280 118. Daniel Summerhays $419,590 119. Brad Fritsch ......273 $362,121 120. Rory Sabbatini..269 $432,245 121. Shawn Stefani ..266 $452,462 122. Doug LaBelle II.259 $302,132 123. Justin Bolli ........257 $528,207 124. Tommy Gainey..256 $404,331 125. Morgan Hoffmann252 $547,380 126. Charlie Wi.........251 $340,959 127. Ben Kohles .......248 $378,491 128. Ricky Barnes ....246 $446,757 129. Stuart Appleby..246 $338,290 130. Robert Streb.....244 $355,910 131. Vijay Singh........221 $233,679 132. Fabian Gomez..218 $413,570 133. Greg Owen.......215 $254,406 134. Tag Ridings.......214 $273,845 135. Robert Karlsson212 $411,888 136. Jonas Blixt........210 $350,863 137. D.H. Lee............206 $364,830 138. Brandt Jobe......204 $205,887 139. Trevor Immelman200 $272,429 140. Ross Fisher ......200 $298,992 141. Louis Oosthuizen197 $412,148 142. Johnson Wagner195 $285,078 143. Dicky Pride .......193 $336,203 144. Ben Curtis ........191 $252,848 145. Vaughn Taylor ...190 $343,917 146. Tim Herron........190 $302,570 147. Tom Gillis ..........188 $268,351 148. Casey Wittenberg184 $412,589 149. Retief Goosen ..182 $315,702 150. Stephen Ames..182 $188,987 LPGA Money Leaders Through June 23 Money ..................................Trn 1. Inbee Park ..............12 $1,521,827 2. Stacy Lewis ............14 $838,668 3. Suzann Pettersen...12 $828,898 4. So Yeon Ryu ...........12 $592,924 5. Beatriz Recari.........13 $589,023 6. I.K. Kim ...................12 $527,964 7. Karrie Webb............11 $496,512 8. Cristie Kerr .............12 $460,965 9. Jiyai Shin ................12 $459,605 10. Na Yeon Choi........12 $424,212 11. Lizette Salas.........13 $410,174 12. Paula Creamer .....12 $374,216 13. Shanshan Feng ....10 $362,004 14. Catriona Matthew .11 $354,228 15. Anna Nordqvist.....14 $340,537 16. Jessica Korda.......11 $334,375 17. Ai Miyazato...........12 $333,327 18. Ilhee Lee ..............13 $316,648 19. Pornanong Phatlum14 $316,357 20. Caroline Hedwall ..13 $305,776 21. Hee Young Park....13 $282,793 22. Jennifer Johnson ..13 $279,671 23. Yani Tseng ............12 $273,743 24. Chella Choi...........14 $257,878 25. Angela Stanford....13 $253,431 26. Mika Miyazato ......10 $252,683 27. Giulia Sergas........13 $240,813 28. Haeji Kang............14 $225,864 29. Morgan Pressel ....12 $210,811 30. Karine Icher..........13 $206,593 31. Carlota Ciganda .....8 $204,508 32. Moriya Jutanugarn13 $203,216 33. Mo Martin .............12 $201,005 34. Amy Yang..............10 $200,053 35. Gerina Piller .........13 $199,630 36. Jenny Shin............13 $194,620 37. Hee Kyung Seo ....13 $169,224 38. Lexi Thompson .....12 $161,060 39. Sun Young Yoo ......13 $155,526 40. Azahara Munoz ....14 $153,873 41. Chie Arimura ........10 $152,287 42. Jodi Ewart Shadoff12 $144,453 43. Julieta Granada ....14 $143,627 44. Jane Park .............12 $139,302 45. Nicole Castrale .....12 $137,324 46. Irene Cho ...............9 $136,207 47. Danielle Kang.......13 $128,261 48. Mina Harigae........14 $126,812 49. Sandra Gal ...........13 $123,350 50. Alison Walshe.......12 $114,163

TRANSACTIONS Tuesday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with RHP Hunter Harvey and OF Josh Hart on minor league contracts. BOSTON RED SOX — Selected the contract of INF Brandon Snyder from Pawtucket (IL). Recalled RHP Pedro Beato from Pawtucket. Transferred C David Ross to the 60day DL. Optioned 3B Will Middlebrooks to Pawtucket. Placed LHP Franklin Morales on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 23. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Sent RHP Chris Perez to Mahohing Valley (NYP) for a rehab assignment. DETROIT TIGERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Joe Jimenez on a minor league contract. HOUSTON ASTROS — Recalled INFs Brett Wallace and Jake Elmore from Oklahoma City (PCL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Recalled LHP Will Smith from Omaha (PCL). Optioned RHP Kelvin Herrera to Omaha. Reinstated LHP Danny Duffy from the 60-day DL and optioned him to Omaha. Designated LHP Francisley Bueno for assignment. Announced OF Quintin Berry accepted his outright assignment to Omaha. MINNESOTA TWINS — Recalled RHP Kyle Gibson from Rochester (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES — Sent


RHP Michael Pineda to Trenton (EL) for a rehab assignment. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Sent RHP Brandon Gomes to Charlotte (FSL) for a rehab assignment. Agreed to terms with 2B Tyler Young and OF Thomas Milone on a minor league contract. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Reinstated 2B Aaron Hill from the 15-day DL. Sent 3B Eric Chavez to Reno (PCL) for a rehab assignment. Optioned LHP Joe Paterson to Reno. Announced the suspension of OF Eric Hinske was reduced to one game from five by Major League Baseball. CHICAGO CUBS — Designated RHP Carlos Marmol for assignment. Selected the contract of LHP Brian Bogusevic from Iowa (PCL). CINCINNATI REDS — Placed 2B Brandon Phillips on the paternity list. COLORADO ROCKIES — Assigned RHP Logan Kensing outright to Colorado Springs (PCL). NEW YORK METS — Agreed to terms with RHP Giancarlo Alvarado on a minor league contract. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Assigned UTL Michael Martinez outright to Lehigh Valley (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with 1B Mason Katz and RHP Steven Farnworth on minor league contracts. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Recalled LHP Mike Kickham from Fresno (PCL). Placed RHP Chad Gaudin on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Friday. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Placed RHP Dan Haren on the 15day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled 1B/OF Tyler Moore from Syracuse (IL). Sent OF Bryce Harper to Potomac (Carolina) for a rehab assignment. American Association EL PASO DIABLOS — Signed RHP Devin Thaut. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Traded RHP Pete Levitt to New Jersey (Can-Am) for a player to be named. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS — Traded INF Steve Liddle to Southern Illinois (Frontier) for a player to be named. KANSAS CITY T-BONES — Released LHP Devin Anderson. LAREDO LEMURS — Signed LHP James Mannara. LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Sold the contract of RHP Eddie McKiernan to the Arizona Diamondbacks. ST. PAUL SAINTS — Signed RHP Hugh Adams. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Released INF John Alonso. Can-Am League NEWARK BEARS — Signed OF Charlie Stewart. Released OF Victor Torres. FRONTIER LEAGUE JOLIET SLAMMERS — Signed OF Robby Kuzdale. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Released LHP Kyle Shaw. NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Signed LHP Jason Boyer, 3B Ryan Lashley, 1B Jason Matusik and C Tyler Shover. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS — Signed RHP Clark Labitan. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS — Signed OF Alex Buccilli. United League SAN ANGELO COLTS — Signed C Nate Alter and placed him on the inactive list. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS — Named Doc Rivers coach and senior vice president of basketball operations. Traded an undisclosed future first-round draft pick to Boston for Rivers. SACRAMENTO KINGS — Named Brendan Malone assistant coach. FOOTBALL National Football League DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed C Travis Frederick and DT Jerome Long. TENNESSEE TITANS — Promoted Dennis Polian to assistant director of football administration/pro scout. Named Luke Steckele special assistant to the head coach and Mike Yowarsky and James Kirkland scouts. Canadian Football League TORONTO ARGONAUTS — Signed WR-KR Chad Owens to a two-year contract extension. HOCKEY National Hockey League CAROLINA HURRICANES — Agreed to terms with F Brett Sutter on a one-year contract. FLORIDA PANTHERS — Named Peter Horachek coach and Chuck Weber director of hockey operations and associate head coach of San Antonio (AHL). Promoted San Antonio assistant coach Jason Cipolla to Panthers video coach. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS — Bought out the remainder the contract for G Ilya Bryzgalov. VANCOUVER CANUCKS — Named John Tortorella coach. ECHL UTAH GRIZZLIES — Announced the resignation of coach Kevin Colley. COLLEGE BIG 12 CONFERENCE — Named Austin Anderson and Braxton Banning as Will Hancock communications assistants and Riannon Rowley digital media assistant. ARMY — Named Quinton Ferrell men's assistant basketball coach. BAYLOR — Named Toyelle Wilson and Sytia Messer women's assistant basketball coaches. BERRY — Named Justin Montgomery defensive line coach. HOFSTRA — Announced the resignation of women's assistant basketball coach Jessica Mannetti, to take the head coaching position at Sacred Heart. PENN STATE — Announced men's senior basketball G Allen Roberts has transferred from Miami (Ohio). Named Andrew Jones men's graduate assistant basketball coach. SOUTHERN IDAHO — Announced retirement of men's basketball coach Steve Gosar. Named Jeremy Cox men's basketball coach. WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH — Announced the resignation of men's and women's tennis coach Steve Francour to take the same position at Lawrence.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013



Oh What A Season Spring Sports 2013 BASEBALL Lehman Cavaliers Sectional champs, district runners-up Russia Raiders District champs, regional runners-up Tippecanoe Red Devils District champs, regional runners-up Troy Trojans Sectional champs, District runners-up

SOFTBALL Covington Buccaneers Regional champs Miami East Vikings District champs Newton Indians District champs

TENNIS State Qualifiers Milton-Union Bulldogs Matt Brumbaugh, Jack Blevins and Kenton Dickison

TRACK State Placers Anna Rockets Ryan Spicer, boys discus, fourth Covington Buccaneers Jackie Siefring, girls 300 hurdles, third; girls long jump, fourth Tara Snipes, girls 800, fifth Carly Shell, girls 3,200, sixth Troy Cron, boys 300 hurdles, fifth; boys 110 hurdles, seventh Boys 4x400 relay, third Fairlawn Jets Trey Everett, boys high jump, first; boys long jump, sixth Cole Cummings, boys discus, seventh Olivia Cummings, girls shot put, sixth Fort Loramie Redskins Girls 4x800 relay, eighth Qwinton Scheer, boys pole vault, sixth Meg Wesierheide, girls 800, second Lehman Cavaliers Justin Stewart, boys 400, fourth Sarah Titterington, girls 200, sixth; girls 400, sixth Miami East Vikings Corrine Melvin, girls 100, fourth, girls 200, eighth Minster Wildcats Girls 4x400 relay, second Girls 4x800 relay, fifth Boys 4x400 relay, second Boys 4x100 relay, second Boys 4x200 relay, third Boys 4x800 relay, third A.J. Huelsman, boys pole vault, fourth Kory Schultz, 400, fifth Dominic Slonkosky, boys 1,600, fifth Russia Raiders Girls 4x800 relay, first Lauren Heaton, girls 400, seventh Leah Francis, girs 100 hurdles, fourth, Emily Borchers, girls 1,600, eighth Troy Trojans Girls 4x400 relay, second Girls 4x100 relay, sixth Nathan Fleischer, boys pole vault, third Tippecanoe Red Devils Sam Wharton, boys 3,200, first Grant Koch, boys 800, fifth Boys 4x800 relay, fifth Allison Sinning, girls 3,200, fifth Troy Christian Eagles Meredith Haddad, girls long jump, fifth Versailles Tigers Girls, state team champion Girls 4x100 relay, first Girls 4x400 relay, first Girls 4x200 relay, second Sam Prakel, boys 1,600, first Boys 4x800 relay, third Boys 4x400 relay, third Craig Pothast, boys high jump, fifth


The Russia Raiders baseball team prepares to play in the Division IV regional championship game.The Raiders won the district title and were one win away from reaching the state tournament, falling in the regional title game.


Tippecanoe pitcher Cameron Johnson is lifted up by catcher B.J. Donathan in celebration after the Red Devils won the Division II regional semfinal game for the first time in the program’s history. The Red Devils were district champions and finished as the regional runners-up.



Tippecanoe’s Sam Wharton leads the pack in the 3,200 at the Division I state track Milton-Union sophomore Matt Brumbaugh qualified for meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Wharton, a senior who qualified for the the Division II state tournament for the second consecutive year. state meet all four years and was the runner-up as a junior, won the race.


Covington pitcher Casey Yingst fires to the plate during the Division IV state semifinal game at Akron’s Firestone Stadium. The Buccaneers won their third straight regional championship this season, reaching the state’s final four for the third time in a row.

Versailles’ Haley Winner crosses the finish line during the baton during a relay race at the Division III state track meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Winner ran on all three Tigers girls relay teams that ran at the state meet — the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 — bringing home two first-place and one second-place finishes and earning the Tigers the team championship.


Versailles’ Sam Prakel leads the pack during a relay race at the Division II state track meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Prakel won a state championship in the 1,600 run to go along with a pair of third-place finishes in the 4x400 and 4x800 relay races.

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Russia’s Bryan Drees makes a diving catch in the outfield in the Division IV sectional title game against Fort Loramie. The Raiders won the game, went on to win the district title and finished the season as regional runners-up.



Russia’s Trevor Sherman slides across the plate during Lehman catcher Max Schutt tags out a Riverside runthe Division IV sectional title game against Fort ner at the plate. The Lehman Cavaliers won a sectional title and finished as the district runners-up. Loramie.


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Division III state track dominance


Russia’s Lauren Heaton reacts as she crosses the finish line during the 4x800 relay race at the Division III state track and field meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Russia 4x800 team won the state championship, and Heaton went on to place fourth in the 400.


Covington’s Tara Snipes runs in the 800 during the Division III state track and field meet at Jesse Owens CIVITAS MEDIA PHOTO/ISAAC HALE Memorial Stadium. Snipes placed fifth in the event. Russia’s Leah Francis clears a hurdle during the 100 hurdles at the Division III state track and field meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on her way to a fourth-place finish in the race.



Covington’s Lane White (right) takes a handoff from 4x400 relay teammate Dustin Fickert during the Division III state track meet. The Buccaneer team finished third in the event.

Covington freshman Carly Shell finished sixth in the 3,200 at the Division III state track meet in Columbus.


Covington’s Troy Cron placed fifth in the 300 hurdles and seventh in the 110 hurdles at the Division III state track meet at Jess Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.

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Covington’s Jackie Siefring finished third in the state in the 300 hurdles and fourth in the long jump


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Miami East’s Corrine Melvin stretches to finish ahead of an opponent at the Division III state track and field meet. Melvin, a senior, placed fourth in the 100 and eighth in the 200 in her final state appearance.

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Troy’s Catelyn Schmiedebusch (left) takes a handoff PHOTO COURTESY LEE WOOLERY/SPEEDSHOT PHOTO CIVITAS MEDIA PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER from 4x400 relay teammate Ashley Rector during the Troy’s Gracie Huffman runs in the rain at the Division I Troy’s Todda Norris crosses the finish line at the Division I state meet at Jesse Owens Memorial regional meet. Huffman was a member of all three Troy Division III state meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. The 4x400 relay team — which girls relay teams that ran at the Division I state meet at Stadium. Norris was a member of all three relay teams had the fastest qualifying time on the meet’s first day Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. that ran at state — two of which placed. — finished second in the state.


The Troy Trojans baseball team celebrates after closing out a stunning upset over the state-ranked Centerville CIVITAS MEDIA PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER Elks in the Division I sectional championship game at Athletes In Action Field in Xenia. After a disappointing fin- Troy junior pole vaulter Nathan Fleischer broke his own ish to the regular season, the Trojans got on a roll in the tournament, winning their first postseason games in school record at the Division I state meet, finishing years and finishing the season as the district runners-up. third in the event.


Tippecanoe senior Grant Koch finished his career with a pair of fifth-place finishes at the Division I state meet CIVITAS MEDIA PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER this season. After running with the 4x800 team that CIVITAS MEDIA PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER Miami East senior Paige Kiesewetter pitches in the placed fifth on the first day, he placed fifth in the 800 on Tippecanoe junior Allison Sinning placed fifth in the Division III regional semifinal round. The Vikings won a the meet’s final day. 3,200 at the Division I state meet. district title this season. • RESTORA RESTORATIONS ATIONS • EXTRACTIONS EXTRA ACTIONS • CROWNS & BRIDGES • ROOT CANALS







Milton-Union’s doubles team of juniors Kenton Dickison (left) and Jack Blevins (right) qualified for the Division II state tournament for the first time.

Newton’s Kirsten Burden pitches during a Division IV regional semfiinal game. Burden — who pitched Newton to a state championship as a freshman — closed out her career with a district championship season.

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■ National Basketball Association

James says he’s not thinking about 2014 MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James has this summer on his mind, and is already starting to plan for next season. The summer of 2014, that can wait. James said Tuesday that he is not thinking about the possibility of becoming a free agent in 12 months, though he did acknowledge that the prospects of competing with Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Erik Spoelstra and Pat Riley for several more championships with the Miami Heat is more than a tiny bit intriguing. “That’s the goal,” James said. “That’s the ultimate finish. And we all hope that can happen, obviously.” James’ final interview session of this season revealed plenty in 17 minutes, including that he’s already feeling an itch to get back on the basketball court after just a few days off, that he’ll stop at nothing to give longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson anything she wants on their wedding day in a couple months, and that he’s making no secret of his hope that the Heat bring back at least the majority of this year’s championship roster.

The most interesting news, however, was when he spoke of his short- and long-term plans. First, he’s vowing to come back better next season, which is no small promise from someone with four MVP awards, two Finals MVP awards and who carries the tag of “best player in the world.” And then next summer, it certainly sounds as if he’s going to give the prospects of staying in Miami a good, long look. “This is what we came here for, so that would be the ultimate,” James said. “But you can never … I don’t know, life changes, things happen, and we have to be prepared for that. But this is what we all want to be here for, that’s to be able to compete for a championship each and every year. And if we can do that, then it’d be awesome.” James scored 37 points in Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, carrying the Heat to their second straight championship in a season where he picked up his fourth MVP award. He’s gotten to the championship series in all three of his seasons with Miami, falling to Dallas in 2011,


Miami Heat players laugh as they watch highlights of center Chris Bosh, right, during a celebration for season ticket holders Monday at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. Other players from left are: Shane Battier, Juwan Howard, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Rashard Lewis. The Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 in Game 7 to win their second straight NBA championship. then beating Oklahoma City last season and the Spurs this year. The team gathered for physicals and a quick meeting on Tuesday, and now begins the process of scattering for vacation and

other business. James will make his annual trip with Nike to China next month, not long after Wade does some business there. And already, James sounds like he’s missing the group that he spent

the past nine months with. “It’s like, ‘Damn, I wish we could come back in the locker room, have another practice, take another flight, have another bus ride with those 15 guys,’”

James said. “That’s what it’s all about. You miss the guys throughout the summer. I know my family probably doesn’t want to hear that, but it’s the truth.” It was not a Finals without speed bumps for James, who failed to score 20 points in any of the first three games against the Spurs. And after Miami lost Game 5 in San Antonio, James had to prepare without one of his most faithful sounding boards. Maverick Carter, James’ longtime friend and perhaps his most trusted confidant, wouldn’t talk with him for days after Game 5, other than challenging him by saying that great players have to be great in the biggest moments. James responded with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in Game 6, then the 37-point outburst in Game 7. “That’s why I like the guys around me, off the court,” James said. “It’s not just a bed of roses with us. They’ve been around me too long to allow me to be careless or not stepping up to the plate at the highest level, not in basketball but in everything.”

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Tokyo gets most IOC praise in evaluation LONDON (AP) — Less than three months before the IOC vote, Tokyo received the most praise Tuesday in a technical assessment of the three cities bidding for the 2020 Olympics. The IOC evaluation report said Tokyo, Istanbul and Madrid all offer “high quality” bids and present their own “unique approach” to hosting the Summer Games. The report touched on the financial crisis in Spain, saying Madrid’s Olympic project was feasible despite the recession. The report was finalized in April and did not address the antigovernment protests that have swept across Turkey recently and raised questions about Istanbul’s bid. Overall, Tokyo received the most glowing marks from the report, which described the Japanese capital as “a modern, dynamic city that sets global trends” and praised its compact venue plans and “one of the most modern and efficient public transport systems in the world.”

The 110-page report, which is designed as a risk analysis, does not rank or grade the cities. But the document lays out strengths and weaknesses which are poured over closely by the candidate cities in the final stages of the race. All three can take positives from the report, which was prepared for International Olympic Committee members ahead of a briefing by the bid cities next week in Lausanne, Switzerland. The IOC will select the host city by secret ballot on Sept. 7 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Istanbul is bidding for a fifth time. Tokyo, which hosted the 1964 Olympics, is back for a second consecutive effort, and Madrid is trying for a third straight time. The evaluation commission was chaired by IOC Vice President Craig Reedie of Britain. His panel visited each of the three cities in March. “We are indeed very pleased with the quality of

each bid and it is clear that the IOC members will have a difficult choice to make this September in Buenos Aires,” Reedie said. The report’s influence on the race is uncertain. Not all IOC members read the evaluation reports carefully if at all and host-city votes are often driven by personal and geopolitical reasons more than technical issues. The presentations to IOC members on July 3-4 are likely to be more crucial. It was at a similar briefing in 2009 where Rio de Janeiro, which did not rank highly in the technical report, seized the momentum in the race for the 2016 Olympics. The report said Tokyo’s bid seeks to lift the nation’s spirits following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011. It said Tokyo had “well thought-out proposals” for ensuring “safe and secure games” and cited its $4.5 billion reserve fund money in the bank for financing Olympic construction.

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